360 Promotions inks Karlos Balderas

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions has announced the signing of lightweight contender Karlos Balderas, (14-2, 12 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. The 2016 United States Olympian, trained by Robert Garcia and David Balderas, will return to action on Saturday, June 7 against Gilberto Espinoza Zarate, (13-2, 8 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico in a scheduled eight rounder at the Chumash Casino Resort hedlined by ‘King’ Callum Walsh.

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions has announced the signing of lightweight contender Karlos Balderas, (14-2, 12 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. The 2016 United States Olympian, trained by Robert Garcia…
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Ortiz warns Tszyu: I’m ready

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Unbeaten super welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (21-0, 21 KOs) made quick work of former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme on Saturday night to set up a mouth-watering August 3 showdown with former WBO junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu.

“I know you’re watching this fight, Tim Tszyu. Just know I’m ready!” said Ortiz. “I just want to fight the best…they bring me opponents and I knock them out.”

Unbeaten super welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (21-0, 21 KOs) made quick work of former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme on Saturday night to set up a mouth-watering August 3…
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Results from Philadelphia

The debut card of Dominic Walton’s Teflon Promotions was one to remember. A huge lineup of Philadelphia’s biggest name fighters and future stars saw action on Saturday at the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University.

In the main event, heavyweight Andrew “Beast” Tabiti (21-2, 17 KOs) demolished Junior “Hurricane” Wright (20-5, 17 KOs). In the co-feature, light heavyweight Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (31-3, 25 KOs) stopped Daniel Aduku (15-5, 11 KOs) in round five. Other notables in action included heavyweight Joey “Tank” Dawejko (28-11, 15 KOs), who halted Walter Burns (7-2, 5 KOs) after three rounds, and super lightweight “Hammerin’ Hank” Lundy (32-14, 14 KOs), who won a six round split decision over Juan De La Cruz (11-23-1, 7 KOs).

Other Results:
Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy TKO1 Jesus Cruz Silva (middleweight)
Muhsin Cason TKO1 DeShon Webster (cruiserweight)
Dylan Price TKO2 Sebastian Franzolini (bantamweight)
Juan Rivera TKO1 DeAndre Menser (super lightweight)
Juan Marrero KO1 Daniel McCall (lightweight)
Seifullah Jihad Wise W4 Aaron Newmones (welterweight)
Tariq Green D4 Rancy Slanger (middleweight)

The debut card of Dominic Walton’s Teflon Promotions was one to remember. A huge lineup of Philadelphia’s biggest name fighters and future stars saw action on Saturday at the Liacouras…
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Ramirez, Ortiz victorious in Fresno

Former unified super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez (29-1, 18 KOs) scored an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over 38-year-old former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy (30-3-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Save Mart Center In Fresno, California. Ramirez applied tremendous pressure and punch volume, however Barthelemy rocked Ramirez with straight lefts on multiple occasions. Ramirez took over midway as Barthelemy wore down. Scores were 119-108, 119-109, 118-110.

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Undefeated super welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (21-0, 21 KOs) demolished Thomas Dulorme (26-7-1, 17 KOs) with a body shot 2:39 into round one. Dulorme went down for the count. Ortiz is now lined up to face former world champion Tim Tszyu on August 3 in Los Angeles.
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In a super lightweight clash, Oscar “La Migraña” Duarte (28-2-1, 22 KOs) hammered on former world champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (33-6-1, 15 KOs) for nine rounds, ultimately getting a referee’s stoppage at 2:32. Duarte simply outworked Diaz, who has now lost five of his last six.
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Female flyweight Gabriela “La Chucky” Alaniz (15-1, 6 KOs) claimed the WBC, WBA, and WBO titles by split decision in a rematch with former world champion Marlen Esparza (14-2, 1 KO), who lost her belts on the scale on Friday. Alaniz pressed the action and won 97-93, 96-94 on two cards. Esparza was up 98-92 on the third card.

Unbeaten NABF welterweight titleholder Raul “El Cugar” Curiel (15-0, 13 KOs) destroyed Jorge Marron Jr. (20-5-2, 7 KOs) in the first round. Two knockdowns from body shots. Time was 1:31.

Former unified super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez (29-1, 18 KOs) scored an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over 38-year-old former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy (30-3-1, 15 KOs) on…
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McGrail dominates Leach

2020 Olympian Peter McGrail (9-1, 5 KOs) returned to his winning ways after suffering a shock KO loss at the hands of Ja’rico O’Quinn Last December. McGrail scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former British super bantamweight champ Marc Leach (18-4-1, 4 KOs) in a bout for the WBA international title on Saturday night at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, England. Scores were 100-90. 99-91, 99-91.

2020 Olympian Peter McGrail (9-1, 5 KOs) returned to his winning ways after suffering a shock KO loss at the hands of Ja’rico O’Quinn Last December. McGrail scored a one-sided…
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“King” Guidry Reigns Supreme

By Damien St.Pierre

Current NABA Gold Heavyweight champion Jonathan “King” Guidry secured his 21st victory as a professional boxer on Friday night at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS, and he did it in very convincing fashion. Guidry (21-1-1, 13 KOs) who is also currently ranked #13 by the WBA walked down Mobile, AL’s Bobby O’Bannon (10-8, 10 KOs) from the opening round. Round one saw Guidry go to work on the body of his opponent. To his credit O’Bannon did put up a fight and landed a good right hand in the middle of the round but not enough to keep the round close.

The second and final round saw Guidry turn up the pressure and landed a chopping right hand followed by left hand that put O’Bannon down. O’Bannon beat the count but was on extremely unsteady legs and official Brandon Huges stopped the bout shortly after. Continue reading ““King” Guidry Reigns Supreme”

By Damien St.Pierre Current NABA Gold Heavyweight champion Jonathan “King” Guidry secured his 21st victory as a professional boxer on Friday night at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS,…
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Tellez shuts out Jackson

In a clash between unbeaten super welterweights, Yoenis Tellez (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over “Action” Joseph Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Caribe Royal Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tellez dropped Jackson in round two en route to a 100-89 3x shutout.

In a clash between unbeaten super welterweights, Yoenis Tellez (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over “Action” Joseph Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Weights from Philadelphia

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Andrew “Beast” Tabiti 221.1 vs. Junior “Hurricane” Wright 223
Jesse “Hard Work” Hart 175.2 vs. Daniel Aduku TBA
Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy 162 vs. Jesus Cruz Silva 156.6
Muhsin Cason TBA vs. DeShon Webster TBA
Dylan Price 121 vs. Sebastian “Tito” Franzolini 119.9
Juan “Different Breed” Rivera 143 vs. DeAndre Menser 141.3
Juan Marrero 133.4 vs. Daniel McCall 135.5
Joey “Tank” Dawejko 257 vs. Walter Burns 228
“Hank” Lundy 140 vs. Juan De La Cruz 140.1
Seifullah Jihad Wise 148 vs. Aaron Newmones 146.1
Tariq Green 162.2 vs. Rancy Slanger 162.9

Venue: Liacouras Center, Temple University, Philadelphia
Promoter: Teflon Promotions
TV: BLK Prime PPV

Andrew “Beast” Tabiti 221.1 vs. Junior “Hurricane” Wright 223 Jesse “Hard Work” Hart 175.2 vs. Daniel Aduku TBA Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy 162 vs. Jesus Cruz Silva 156.6 Muhsin Cason…
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DAZN Weights from Fresno

Jose Ramirez 141.8 vs. Rances Barthelemy 142

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. 155.6 vs. Thomas Dulorme 154.6
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Oscar “La Migraña” Duarte 138 vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz 137.6
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Marlen Esparza 114* vs. Gabriela “La Chucky” Alaniz 111.2
*Note: Esparza lost her unified WBC/WBA/WBO female flyweight world titles on the scale.
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Raul “El Cugar” Curiel 146.4 vs. Jorge Marron Jr. 146.2

Venue: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: DAZN

Jose Ramirez 141.8 vs. Rances Barthelemy 142 Vergil Ortiz Jr. 155.6 vs. Thomas Dulorme 154.6 Oscar “La Migraña” Duarte 138 vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz 137.6 Marlen Esparza 114* vs. Gabriela…
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DAZN Weights from Liverpool

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Peter McGrail 121.8 vs. Marc Leach 121.2
Junaid Bostan 153.5 vs. Jack Martin 151.9
Ste Clarke 161.3 vs. Artjom Spatar 160.2
Beatriz Ferreira 134.8 vs. Yanina Del Carmen Lescano 134.4
Joe McGrail 126.4 vs. Ryan Walker 125.7
Hamza Uddin 115.3 vs. Santiago San Eusebio 114.9
Maiseyrose Courtney 113.2 vs. Gieseppina Di Stefano 114.2
Frankie Stringer 136.2 vs. Jonatas Rodrigo Gomes De Oliveira 133.5

Venue: Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Peter McGrail 121.8 vs. Marc Leach 121.2 Junaid Bostan 153.5 vs. Jack Martin 151.9 Ste Clarke 161.3 vs. Artjom Spatar 160.2 Beatriz Ferreira 134.8 vs. Yanina Del Carmen Lescano 134.4…
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Jaime Munguia: I’m Ready for Him

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By Miguel Maravilla

Tijuana, Mexico’s former world champion and undefeated super middleweight Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) held a media workout Tuesday afternoon at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California in preparation for his Mexican showdown against fellow Mexican and superstar, undisputed super middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Álvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) of Guadalajara. The Mexican showdown goes down next Saturday, May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video.

“I’m very happy about this opportunity. I’m excited because there’s no better way to represent the Mexican fans than fighting on Cinco de Mayo weekend. I really believe that this is going to be an exciting and memorable fight,” Jaime Munguia told reporters at the media day. “I can’t wait to get in the ring on May 4,” Continue reading “Jaime Munguia: I’m Ready for Him”

By Miguel Maravilla Tijuana, Mexico’s former world champion and undefeated super middleweight Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) held a media workout Tuesday afternoon at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood,…
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Ramirez/Ortiz Final Press Conference

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U.S. Olympian and former unified super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs) and undefeated super welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) hosted their final press conference on Thursday. Opponents Rances Barthelemy and Thomas Dulorme were not present. The twinbill take place on Saturday on DAZN from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Jose Ramirez: “I am ready for this Saturday. My goal is to get back on top and to get all those belts back. I still feel like I am one of the best 140-pounders in the division. I plan on making a statement on Saturday, and that’s what I was working on in the gym. Thank you to Oscar and to Golden Boy for the opportunity.”

Vergil Ortiz, Jr: “I don’t have too much to say right now. All everyone should know is that we had a great training camp, trained hard, and had incredible sparring. I like running – I ran a lot. I really don’t have anything else to say aside from that.”

U.S. Olympian and former unified super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs) and undefeated super welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) hosted their final press conference…
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Boxing All Around the World

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President

During this year I have had the opportunity to hold unforgettable encounters and meetings with many champions of great sentimental value for me and for our WBC. It has been a busy year with a lot of travel, but the most important thing has been those moments with my beloved champions.

Manny Pacquiao

I was with him for several days during my visit to the Philippines. It was very gratifying to see what a so loved person he is. It was impressive to see that he was always the last person to leave the events we went to, signing autographs, taking photos, and making video messages for those who asked him. We talked about topics of great interest, as he has very interesting plans to perhaps still have some high-level fight, although he is also already a promoter of boxing, basketball and pool. A legendary champion adored by everyone in the Philippines and the world. Continue reading “Boxing All Around the World”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President During this year I have had the opportunity to hold unforgettable encounters and meetings with many champions of great sentimental…
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Boxing back in Nashville

Ramon Arellano (Arellano Boxing) presents another night of boxing May 23 in Nashville, Tennessee. The site location will be the popular local Mexican restaurant San Jose Fiesta owned by Arellano. The 4 round light heavyweight main event will feature local unbeaten Michael Nelson (2-0, 2 KOs) looking to keep his 0 vs the debuting Jordan Hawthorne-Ranzy. Continue reading “Boxing back in Nashville”

Ramon Arellano (Arellano Boxing) presents another night of boxing May 23 in Nashville, Tennessee. The site location will be the popular local Mexican restaurant San Jose Fiesta owned by Arellano.…
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Canelo-Munguia lead-in show

A pair of showdowns featuring super welterweights in separate attractions will highlight PBC on Prime Video action taking place Saturday, May 4 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two matchups will be available via free access to all fans, regardless of Prime membership or purchase of the PPV card.

The live streaming presentation will be topped by hard-hitting contender Jesus “Mono” Ramos (20-1, 16 KOs) taking on Venezuela’s Johan Gonzalez (34-2, 33 KOs) in a 10-round bout, plus Vito Mielnicki Jr. (16-1, 11 KOs) battles Ronald Cruz (19-3-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round fight kicking off the stream. These bouts will lead into a four-fight PBC Pay-Per-View on Prime Video. PPV price is %89.99.

A pair of showdowns featuring super welterweights in separate attractions will highlight PBC on Prime Video action taking place Saturday, May 4 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two…
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WBC 2024 Convention lands in Hamburg

The World Boxing Council has announced that the city of Hamburg, Germany will host the WBC’s 62nd Annual Convention, from November 17-22, 2024. This is the first time that Germany will host a WBC world convention joining Italy, Spain, England and some other European countries.

The World Boxing Council has announced that the city of Hamburg, Germany will host the WBC’s 62nd Annual Convention, from November 17-22, 2024. This is the first time that Germany…
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Broner-Cobbs collide June 7

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King and Kris Lawrence’s The Heavyweight Factory will present a big June 7th card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The main event will be Adrien “The Problem” Broner (35-4-1 with 24 KOs) against Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs) for the WBC “People’s Championship.”

Also, WBC cruiserweight champion Norair “The Dark Horse” Mikaeljan (27-2, 12 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (20-1, 19 KOs).

“This spectacular fighting event is dedicated to the honor of the life and legacy of the late great Jose Sulaiman in the spirit of world peace,” said promoter Don King. “Jose was at the forefront of always putting on great fights and we plan to honor him with this great card.” Continue reading “Broner-Cobbs collide June 7”

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King and Kris Lawrence’s The Heavyweight Factory will present a big June 7th card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood,…
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RIP Joe Antonacci

Sad to anounce the passing of famed ring announcer Joe Antonacci at the age of 63. We’re told Joe had a massive heart attack. Antonacci ring announced all over including on many major TV shows and promotions. He was known for donating all of his ring earnings to assist injured or retired boxers in need. The family is planning to have a Celebration of Life for him sometime during the summer.

Sad to anounce the passing of famed ring announcer Joe Antonacci at the age of 63. We’re told Joe had a massive heart attack. Antonacci ring announced all over including…
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Jermaine Franklin returns May 23

Heavyweight Jermaine Franklin Jr. (22-2, 14 KOs) returns to his home state of Michigan to take on former US Olympian Devin Vargas (22-10, 9 KOs) in the 10-round main event of the next installment of Salita Promotions’ “Big Time Boxing USA” boxing series on Thursday, May 23, from Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit and live on DAZN.

In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated former national amateur champion Joshua James Pagan (9-0, 4 KOs) meets fellow unbeaten prospect Roger Hilley (13-0, 8 KOs) for the “junior” NABF super lightweight belt.

Heavyweight Jermaine Franklin Jr. (22-2, 14 KOs) returns to his home state of Michigan to take on former US Olympian Devin Vargas (22-10, 9 KOs) in the 10-round main event…
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Cardenas stops Ramirez in nine

World rated super bantamweight Ramon Cardenas (25-1, 14 KOs) scored a ninth round KO against Eduardo “Koreano” Ramirez (22-4-2, 16 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Whitesands Event Center in Plant City, Florida. Cardenas ended a close, competitive fight with a bodyshot. Time was 1:37.

Super welterweight Damian Sosa (25-2, 12 KOs) upset previously unbeaten local hero Marques Valle (10-1, 8 KOs) by split decision over ten rounds. Scores were 96-94, 97-93 Sosa, 98-92 Valle.

Former world champion Ronny Rios (34-4, 17 KOs) won his featherweight debut by fifth round KO against Nicolas Polanco (21-6, 12 KOs). Body shots finished Polanco. Time was :54.

World rated super bantamweight Ramon Cardenas (25-1, 14 KOs) scored a ninth round KO against Eduardo “Koreano” Ramirez (22-4-2, 16 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Whitesands Event Center in…
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“Chocolatito” Gonzalez opponent named

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Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has now confirmed his opponent for the historic return on July 12 at the Alexis Arguello Arena in Managua, Nicaragua. Gonzalez will face former WBA world title challenger Rober “El Huracan” Barrera (27-5 17 KO’s) in a 10-round Main Event. The show will stream live on ESPN+ and ESPN Knockout in Latin America.

Gonzalez will shake off the ring rust after 18 months of inactivity by the time he steps in the ring. “Chocolatito” was last seen in the trilogy against Juan Francisco Estrada December of 2022. Continue reading ““Chocolatito” Gonzalez opponent named”

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has now confirmed his opponent for the historic return on July 12 at the Alexis Arguello Arena in Managua, Nicaragua. Gonzalez will face former WBA world title…
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Heavyweight “King” Guidry headlines in Biloxi on Friday

By Damien St.Pierre

“Brawlin N Nawlins” is bringing boxing back to the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS on April 26. The main event of the night will feature a local heavyweight brawl between current NABF heavyweight champion Jonathan “King” Guidry (20-1-2) of Dulac, LA and Bobby “Bobo” O’Bannon (10-7) in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds.

Guidry who is coming off of his 3 consecutive wins against notable opposition will look to continue his quest to a heavyweight title opportunity once again. He is currently ranked 14th by the WBA. In his last bout Guidry destroyed undefeated Jesus Escalera in 2 rounds, his most notable bout where he gained national attention he was narrowly defeated by Trevor Bryan in a bid for the WBA heavyweight crown. Continue reading “Heavyweight “King” Guidry headlines in Biloxi on Friday”

By Damien St.Pierre “Brawlin N Nawlins” is bringing boxing back to the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS on April 26. The main event of the night will feature a…
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IBF 118lb champ Emmanuel Rodriguez arrives in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

There will be another world title bout in Japan prior to the sensational encounter of Monster Naoya Inoue and Luis Pantera Nery on this coming May 6. Just two days before the super fight at Tokyo Dome. IBF bantamweight champ Emmanuel Rodriguez (22-2, 13 KOs), from Puerto Rico, arrived on Tuesday night in Osaka, Japan. He will face IBF#1 Ryosuke Nishida (8-0, 1 KO) at Edion Arena Osaka on May 4. Rodriguez reportedly stayed at a high altitude for four months in Mexico and directly came to Japan without returning his native Puerto Rico. The champ confidently said, “It’s hard for Nishida to beat me due to the difference of experience. I’m in very excellent shape after two hundred sparring sessions in Mexico.” Nishida may have a southpaw speedster’s chance.

By Joe Koizumi There will be another world title bout in Japan prior to the sensational encounter of Monster Naoya Inoue and Luis Pantera Nery on this coming May 6.…
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Riyadh Season invades USA

Riyadh Season, the Saudi promotional outfit that has taken over big time boxing recently, has announced a megacard for August 3 at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles. This is their first boxing event to be staged outside Saudi Arabia.

The lineup includes:

  • Terence Crawford vs. Israil Madrimov
  • Tim Tszyu vs. Vergil Ortiz
  • Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz vs. Jose Valenzuela
  • Andy Ruiz vs. Jerrell Miller
  • David Morrell vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic
  • Andy Cruz vs. Antonio Moran

Riyadh Season, the Saudi promotional outfit that has taken over big time boxing recently, has announced a megacard for August 3 at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles. This is…
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Tszyu still unbeaten, Zinad wins IBF eliminator

Unbeaten super welterweight Nikita Tszyu (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a mostly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Danilo Creati (8-2-1, 1 KO) on Wednesday night in a clash for the Aussie domestic title at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, NSW, Australian. Tszyu dominated the first five rounds, including a knockdown in round two when Creati’s glove touched the canvas. A Creati right hand rocked Tszyu in round six and had Tszyu holding on. After that, Tszyu was back in charge for the rest of the fight to win comfortably.

Nikita is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu and brother of former WBO junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu.

In an IBF light heavyweight eliminator, unbeaten IBF #14 Malik Zinad (22-0, 16 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over IBF #4 Jerome Pampellone (18-1, 11 KOs). Score were 117-111, 117-111, and 114-114. Zinad becomes the mandatory IBF challenger for the winner of the undisputed clash between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol on June 1.

Unbeaten super welterweight Nikita Tszyu (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a mostly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Danilo Creati (8-2-1, 1 KO) on Wednesday night in a clash for the…
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