Edwards, Moreno make weight

Charlie Edwards 111.4 vs. Angel Moreno 111.2
(WBC flyweight title)

Joshua Buatsi 173.4 vs. Liam Conroy 173.6
Lawrence Okolie 199.25 vs. Wadi Camacho 199
Jason Quigley 163.5 vs. Mathias Eklund 164.25
Lewis Ritson 139.5 vs. German Argentino Benitez 139.5

Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Charlie Edwards 111.4 vs. Angel Moreno 111.2 (WBC flyweight title) Joshua Buatsi 173.4 vs. Liam Conroy 173.6 Lawrence Okolie 199.25 vs. Wadi Camacho 199 Jason Quigley 163.5 vs. Mathias Eklund…
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ESPN+ Weights from Leicester, England

Nathan Gorman 253 vs. Kevin Johnson 266
Sam Bowen 129.75 vs. Jordan McCorry 125.5
CJ Challenger 152.25 vs. Kyle Haywood 153.25

Venue: Morningside Arena, Leicester, England
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions
TV: ESPN+

Nathan Gorman 253 vs. Kevin Johnson 266 Sam Bowen 129.75 vs. Jordan McCorry 125.5 CJ Challenger 152.25 vs. Kyle Haywood 153.25 Venue: Morningside Arena, Leicester, England Promoter: Queensberry Promotions TV:…
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Rocky Martinez opponent named

Puerto Ricans Román “Rocky” Martínez, Jeyvier Cintrón and Luis “Popeye” Lebrón have opponents for their respective fights on the March 29 edition of “A Puño Limpio” at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Spartan Boxing. “For his return to the ring, Rocky Martinez will face the Hungarian Adam Mate, while Jeyvier Cintrón and Popeye Lebrón will have Nicaraguan opponents, all three in 10-round fights,” said promoter Ivan Rivera, president of PRBBP.

Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs), a former three-time WBO monarch at 130 pounds, returns to the ring after almost three years without fighting to face Mate (28-14, 21 KOs) in a ten round lightweight main event. Continue reading “Rocky Martinez opponent named”

Puerto Ricans Román “Rocky” Martínez, Jeyvier Cintrón and Luis “Popeye” Lebrón have opponents for their respective fights on the March 29 edition of “A Puño Limpio” at the Rubén Zayas…
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Martinez, Selby make weight

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Julio César Martínez 111.5 vs. Andrew Selby 112
(WBC flyweight eliminator)

Mauricio Lara 130 vs. Guillermo Ávila 131
Jaky Calvo 112 vs. Gabriela Sánchez 110.6
Rogelio Pérez 124.5 vs. Héctor García 122.7
Alexis Salazar 166.4 vs. Ulises Banda 163.1
Kevin Montiel 136 vs. Pedro Bernal 136

Venue: Recinto Ferial de Metepec, Estado de Mexico
Promoter: Promociones Zanfer & Clase y Talento
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)

Julio César Martínez 111.5 vs. Andrew Selby 112 (WBC flyweight eliminator) Mauricio Lara 130 vs. Guillermo Ávila 131 Jaky Calvo 112 vs. Gabriela Sánchez 110.6 Rogelio Pérez 124.5 vs. Héctor…
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Weights From Toledo

By Bob Ryder

Raymond Castaneda 138.5 vs. Latorie Woodberry 138.5
Antwan Jones 167 vs. Courtney Williams 169
Robert Mumford 139 vs. Tavaris Smith 141
Terrance Jarmon 145 vs. Isaiah Vernall 146
Rondarius Hunter TBD vs. Michael Wooten 115

Venue: St. Clement’s Hall, Toledo, OH
Promoter: Pulse Boxing (Vick Green)
Matchmaker: Aaron Rodriguez
Friday Night Doors Open: 7 PM
First Fight: 8 PM

By Bob Ryder Raymond Castaneda 138.5 vs. Latorie Woodberry 138.5 Antwan Jones 167 vs. Courtney Williams 169 Robert Mumford 139 vs. Tavaris Smith 141 Terrance Jarmon 145 vs. Isaiah Vernall…
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Moloney and Gonzalez make weight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #3 Andrew Moloney super flyweight is confident of victory over WBA #2 Miguel Gonzalez in their WBA eliminator ahead of both coming in under the 115 pound weight limit for Friday’s contest in San Francisco de Mostaza, Chile.
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“I feel great, I’ve had made weight properly and I have had a fantastic camp for this fight, possibly the best camp I’ve had in the professionals,” said Moloney. “Travelling to Chile hasn’t been a problem, and if any of their confidence has been based around that then they should be extremely worried because you can expect a career-best Andrew Moloney tomorrow evening.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #3 Andrew Moloney super flyweight is confident of victory over WBA #2 Miguel Gonzalez in their WBA eliminator ahead of both coming…
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Lucian Bute announces retirement

Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute has announced his retirement at the age of 39. Bute compiled a 32-5 record with 27 KOs after beginning his career with 30 consecutive wins and defending his world title nine times. His final fight was a KO loss to Eleider Alvarez two years ago. Bute was a big attraction in Montreal, fighting at the Bell Centre 21 times.

Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute has announced his retirement at the age of 39. Bute compiled a 32-5 record with 27 KOs after beginning his career with 30…
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Upset: Rodriguez stops #2 Gesta in nine

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

With the NCAA March Madness tournament beginning today, super lightweight Juan Antonio “El Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico pulled the upset in stopping WBO #2 rated Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (32-3-2, 17 KOs) of San Diego in the ninth round on Thursday night at the Avalon in Hollywood, California in the Golden Boy main event.

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Gesta came out aggressive from the opening bell attacking Rodriguez landing some hard shots. Countering in round two, Gesta was caught by solid right in the second but Gesta adjusted and worked off the jab. Trading on the inside in the third, Gesta and Rodriguez exchanged big punches as neither took a step back. Continuing on the inside in round four, Gesta attacked the body and mixed it up with the jab as Rodriguez began to tire but was still going forward. Keeping his distance and popping the jab, Gesta was cut on both eyes as Rodriguez pressed as he landed a solid, later both traded away till the round ended. Continue reading “Upset: Rodriguez stops #2 Gesta in nine”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside With the NCAA March Madness tournament beginning today, super lightweight Juan Antonio “El Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 26 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico pulled the upset in…
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Nery takes aim at a world title shot

After his spectacular KO victory against McJoe Arroyo last Saturday, Luis “Pantera” Nery (29-0, 23 KOs) appeared before the media at the Mariscos Villa Marina in Tijuana to talk about his last bout and his plans for this year. Nery was accompanied by his promoter Fernando Beltran, the Zanfer Promotions CEO, and Guillermo Brito Jr. and his manager.

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Fernando Beltran: “I think he did an excellent job and great work debuting in the United States on the right foot, just as should be done as a champion. Now the myth is over. We made 118 pounds in the United States so you can no longer say he’s not a bantamweight. We are very proud, even though the fight for the silver title was canceled. He said he would make 118 and he had no problems. Undoubtedly he’s the best bantamweight in the world and they have him rated as such.” Continue reading “Nery takes aim at a world title shot”

After his spectacular KO victory against McJoe Arroyo last Saturday, Luis “Pantera” Nery (29-0, 23 KOs) appeared before the media at the Mariscos Villa Marina in Tijuana to talk about…
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Pulev: I want the knockout real bad

IBF #1 heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is ready to make a splash in his U.S. debut. Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) on ESPN in the 10-round main event Saturday evening at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California. Two days before they enter the ring, this is what Pulev and Dinu had to say.

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Kubrat Pulev: I need to concentrate at all times in the ring, be focused and then knock him out. I want the knockout real bad. That is all I think about. Me getting my hand raised, looking down at him.

“After this, we want Oscar Rivas. We fought at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Rivas won that fight in a decision, and it still torments me. I want that fight bad and am asking Top Rank to do it. I saw what Rivas did to Jennings, but Rivas will pay the price for doing what he did to me at the Olympics. Continue reading “Pulev: I want the knockout real bad”

IBF #1 heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is ready to make a splash in his U.S. debut. Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) on ESPN…
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Weights from Miami

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Melvin Lopez 119 vs. Jesus Martinez 120
Harold Calderon 146.8 vs. Carlos Velasquez Munguia 146.4
Ismael Barroso 138 vs. Enrique Escobar 139.2
Mark Bernardez 130.6 vs. German Meraz 130.4
Aldimar Silva 126.6 vs. Nelson Machado 126.4
Armando Alvarez 148.4 vs. Juan Jesus Rivera Garces 149.4
Josec Ruiz 136.4 vs. Jose Aubel 135.8
Rashield Williams 145.8 vs. Javaune James 147
Manuel Correa 139.8 vs. Demetrius Wilson 140
Jonathan Conde 136.2 vs. Osmel Mayorga 139.4

Venue: Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Laura Ping

Melvin Lopez 119 vs. Jesus Martinez 120 Harold Calderon 146.8 vs. Carlos Velasquez Munguia 146.4 Ismael Barroso 138 vs. Enrique Escobar 139.2 Mark Bernardez 130.6 vs. German Meraz 130.4 Aldimar…
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Selby, Martinez ready for WBC eliminator

Flyweights Julio Cesar “Rey” Martinez (13-1, 10 KOs) and Andrew “Superstar” Selby (11-0, 6 KOs) faced off at their final press conference before Saturday’s WBC flyweight eliminator at the fairgrounds in Metepec, Mexico.
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Julio Cesar Martinez: “I thank my promoter Zanfer for giving me the opportunity to star on this important card, which is the prelude for the WBC world championship. We have done a lot of preparation and are highly motivated. We will win this fight, of that we have no doubts. Selby will not handle my pace and power.”

Andrew Selby: “The opportunity came to us suddenly and we’re going to make use of it. I respect Mexican boxing and respect every opponent, but I believe Martínez hasn’t faced an opponent of my level and we’re going to win clearly and take him to school.”

Flyweights Julio Cesar “Rey” Martinez (13-1, 10 KOs) and Andrew “Superstar” Selby (11-0, 6 KOs) faced off at their final press conference before Saturday’s WBC flyweight eliminator at the fairgrounds…
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Jarrett Hurd to defend against J-Rock May 11

Unified and undefeated IBF and WBA 154-pound “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) will defend his titles against top contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams (26-1-1, 16 KOs) live in primetime in Premier Boxing Champions on FOX May 11 at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. “I couldn’t be happier to be fighting at home for the first time as a champion,” said Hurd. “My hometown has been asking me to bring the championship back home and now I can. Julian Williams is a tough opponent and I don’t see him as a stepping stone. He’s crafty, technical and fundamentally sound. I want to go out and get a decisive win and show that I’m on a different level than everybody else in the division.”

Also, unbeaten super lightweight contender Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs) battles Argentina’s Juan “The Pitbull” Jose Velasco (20-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round fight and middleweight contender Matt Korobov (28-2, 14 KOs) clashes with Immanuwel Aleem (28-1-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-round bout as part of the televised action.

Unified and undefeated IBF and WBA 154-pound “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) will defend his titles against top contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams (26-1-1, 16 KOs) live in primetime in…
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Maurice Hooker extends Matchroom deal

Maurice Hooker has signed an extension to his co-promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and Roc Nation. Hooker defended his WBO super lightweight title with a commanding points win over Mikkel LesPierre at Turning Stone Resort Casino earlier in the month, and the Dallas native now hopes to fight at home for the first time as a world champion. ‘Mighty Mo’ now has WBC king Jose Ramirez and potential mandatory Jack Catterall in his sights.

Maurice Hooker has signed an extension to his co-promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and Roc Nation. Hooker defended his WBO super lightweight title with a commanding points win over…
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DAZN to double monthly price

Starting March 25th, new subscribers to the DAZN streaming service will pay $19.99 per month rather than the current $9.99 per month. Current subscribers will be grandfathered into the $9.99 price for one year. DAZN will also start offering a new “annual pass,” which actually works out to about $8.33 a month if you’re willing to shell out $99.99 all at once.

Rival streaming service ESPN+ charges $4.99 per month or $49.99 yearly.

Starting March 25th, new subscribers to the DAZN streaming service will pay $19.99 per month rather than the current $9.99 per month. Current subscribers will be grandfathered into the $9.99…
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Adrien Broner hit with restraining order

By TMZSports.com

Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner has been ordered to stay away from social media star Andrew C. Caldwell after making a video implying he would shoot Caldwell in the face if he made a pass at him. Caldwell filed a request for a temporary restraining order against the boxer Thursday morning in St. Louis — which was granted by a judge. Broner must stay at least 500 feet from Caldwell.

Broner threatened to “punch the testosterone” out of Caldwell earlier this week — claiming Andrew had been contacting him online in an attempt to hook up. Caldwell has said Broner was the initiator. Continue reading “Adrien Broner hit with restraining order”

By TMZSports.com Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner has been ordered to stay away from social media star Andrew C. Caldwell after making a video implying he would shoot Caldwell…
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Kingpin on ESPN+ Saturday afternoon

Two promising British prospects will be showcased live on ESPN+ in the United States on Saturday afternoon. The most interesting fight from Morningside Arena in Leicester, England, features unbeaten heavyweight Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) against former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (34-12-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-rounder.

The main event has Sam Bowen (14-0, 10 KOs) making the first defense of his British super featherweight title against Jordan McCorry (17-4-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading “Kingpin on ESPN+ Saturday afternoon”

Two promising British prospects will be showcased live on ESPN+ in the United States on Saturday afternoon. The most interesting fight from Morningside Arena in Leicester, England, features unbeaten heavyweight…
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Gilberto Mendoza Festival starts Saturday in Venezuela

The third annual Gilberto Mendoza Festival will begin this Saturday March 23rd in Maracay, Venezuela. The event that takes place every year since the death of the President Emeritus of the World Boxing Association (WBA) had to be postponed initially due to the blackouts that occurred a week ago in the South American country but the festival now has a new start date. Continue reading “Gilberto Mendoza Festival starts Saturday in Venezuela”

The third annual Gilberto Mendoza Festival will begin this Saturday March 23rd in Maracay, Venezuela. The event that takes place every year since the death of the President Emeritus of…
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Weights from Hollywood, California

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Mercito Gesta 138 vs. Juan Rodriguez 134.6
Ferdinand Kerobyan 146.8 vs. Blair Cobbs 146
Manuel Avila 125.8 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.6
James Wilson 236.6 vs. Miguel Cubos 213.8
David Mijares 139.2 vs. Antonio Sanchez 139.4
Oscar Acevedo 134 vs. Daniel Bastien 134.2
Chris Ousley 156.6 vs. Jorge Munguia 160.4

Venue: Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook

Mercito Gesta 138 vs. Juan Rodriguez 134.6 Ferdinand Kerobyan 146.8 vs. Blair Cobbs 146 Manuel Avila 125.8 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.6 James Wilson 236.6 vs. Miguel Cubos 213.8 David Mijares…
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2019 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees named

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 7th annual inductee list to be enshrined August 9th and 10th at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Inductees include: Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Ronald “Winky” Wright, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz, “Terrible” Terry Norris, “Schoolboy” Bobby Chacon (posthumous), Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, Wayne “Pocket Rocket” Mccullough, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, Leroy “Irish” Haley (posthumous), Floyd Mayweather Sr., Duane Ford, Dan Goossen (posthumous), Dr. Edwin “Flip” Homansky, Marc Risman.

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 7th annual inductee list to be enshrined August 9th and 10th at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Inductees…
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Bika-Thompson added to FS1 telecast

Former world champion Sakio Bika will face Lionell Thompson in an eight or 10 round super middleweight showdown that will be featured in PBC Prelims on FS1 action this Sunday from MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Bika vs. Thompson replaces the previously announced Jose Miguel Borrego vs. Jerry Brown fight, after Brown withdrew from the fight.

The FS1 prelims broadcast also features Brandon Quarles (21-4-1, 10 KOs) battling Aaron Coley (15-2-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout, plus Baltimore’s Lorenzo Simpson (2-0, 2 KOs) taking on Earl Henry (0-1-1) in a four-round super welterweight attraction.

The event is headlined by two-division world champion Lamont Peterson taking on former junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets in a 12-round welterweight match.

Former world champion Sakio Bika will face Lionell Thompson in an eight or 10 round super middleweight showdown that will be featured in PBC Prelims on FS1 action this Sunday…
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Ex-champ Jaime Rios passes

By Héctor Villarreal

Former light flyweight world champion Jaime Ríos has passed away on Wednesday morning at age 65 in his native Panamá following a long illness. Nicknamed “El Cieguito” (The Blindy), Ríos became the first WBA titlist in his weight división by winning a decision over Venezuelan warrior Rigoberto Marcano in 1975.
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Ríos was barely approved to turn professional by the medical staff of Panama’s Boxing Commission because of his vision deficiency which he always compensated with his phenomenal style of constant movements. His pro record was 22 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, with 10 victories by KO.

By Héctor Villarreal Former light flyweight world champion Jaime Ríos has passed away on Wednesday morning at age 65 in his native Panamá following a long illness. Nicknamed “El Cieguito”…
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Broadway Boxing back in New York City

Celebrating its 16th year, DiBella Entertainment’s acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns to Manhattan on Wednesday, April 10, at Sony Hall in Times Square. Ukrainian welterweight contender Ivan “The Volk” Golub (15-1, 12 KOs) will headline the event taking on Karim Mayfield (21-5-1, 11 KOs), in defense of his WBC USNBC title, scheduled for 10 rounds.

Also, WBA super middleweight women’s world champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (10-1, 5 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight-round non-title bout, 6’7 former Olympian Bakhodir “The Big Uzbek” Jalolov (5-0, 5 KOs) will see action in a six-round tilt, undefeated junior middleweight prospect Hurshidbek Normatov (7-0, 3 KOs) will battle in a scheduled six-rounder, super bantamweight Khalid “Pure Gold” Twaiti (4-0, 2 KOs) will compete in a four-round bout, and welterweight prospect Brian Ceballo (7-0, 3 KOs) will fight in a six-rounder.

Celebrating its 16th year, DiBella Entertainment’s acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns to Manhattan on Wednesday, April 10, at Sony Hall in Times Square. Ukrainian welterweight contender Ivan “The Volk” Golub…
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New opponent for Gorman

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) will now take on Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (32-12-1, 18 KOs) at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, England on Saturday. Gorman has, unfortunately, been victim of late withdrawals of opponents this week, while the veteran Johnson was also due to have his first fight of the year but suffered an opponent withdrawal.

They will now face each other and the match represents a return to the Morningside Arena for the 39-year-old Johnson, who fought in Leicester last year, taking Daniel Dubois the full 10-round distance. Gorman is being primed for a clash with Dubois later this year.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) will now take on Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (32-12-1, 18 KOs) at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, England on Saturday. Gorman has, unfortunately,…
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European Boxing Update

By Marco Bratusch

Fairly incredibly, at today’s EBU purse bid for the vacant European Union (EU) junior lightweight title at stake for Italy’s Michael Magnesi (13-0, 5 KOs) and hard-hitting Spaniard Jon Fernandez (17-1, 15 KOs), boxing ventures BBT Productions and Euskobox offered just the same amount of money, submitting two identical offers of 20,100 Euros. The unique and unusual situation left the EBU no choice but to reschedule the purse bid for next Wednesday, March 27th, at noon – Italian time. Continue reading “European Boxing Update”

By Marco Bratusch Fairly incredibly, at today’s EBU purse bid for the vacant European Union (EU) junior lightweight title at stake for Italy’s Michael Magnesi (13-0, 5 KOs) and hard-hitting…
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