Warrington-Frampton on ESPN+

ESPN+ has picked up the IBF featherweight world championship clash between current champ Josh Warrington and former two-division titlist Carl “The Jackal” Frampton at the Manchester Arena crowd on Saturday, December 22. Also, in a special attraction, top featherweight prospect Michael “Mick” Conlan will make his final ring appearance of 2018.

ESPN+ has picked up the IBF featherweight world championship clash between current champ Josh Warrington and former two-division titlist Carl “The Jackal” Frampton at the Manchester Arena crowd on Saturday,…
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Douglin to fight under Main Events banner

Newly signed with Main Events, veteran super middleweight Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (21-6, 13 KOs) returns November 3 at The Aviator in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. His opponent is TBA. Douglin, who is trained by his mother Saphya Douglin, is coming off a solid decision victory in August over the previously undefeated Vaughn Alexander. The event, which can be seen on Facebook Live, is headlined by Sullivan Barrera versus “Irish” Seanie Monaghan.

Newly signed with Main Events, veteran super middleweight Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (21-6, 13 KOs) returns November 3 at The Aviator in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. His opponent…
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Jermall Charlo wins coin flip

Jermall Charlo will defend his WBC interim middleweight title against Willie Monroe, Jr. in the main event on FOX and FOX Deportes live in primetime on Saturday, December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In the co-feature, twin brother Jermell Charlo makes the fourth defense of his WBC super welterweight championship against Tony Harrison.

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Jermall’s fight will serve as the main event of the show after he won the coin toss at today’s press conference to determine which Charlo twin will close the show. The coin toss was conducted by legendary heavyweight Gerry Cooney. With a call of heads on the WBC commemorative coin, Jermall won the right to be the headliner on fight night.

It was also announced that opening the show will be WBC mandatory heavyweight challenger and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale against Carlos Negron in a 10-rounder.

Jermall Charlo will defend his WBC interim middleweight title against Willie Monroe, Jr. in the main event on FOX and FOX Deportes live in primetime on Saturday, December 22 at…
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Jacobs-Deveyanchenko Press Conference Recap

Watch a recap of the final Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko press conference before their showdown this Saturday on HBO.

Watch a recap of the final Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko press conference before their showdown this Saturday on HBO. –

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Barrera and Monaghan media workouts

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Sullivan Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs) and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (29-1, 17 KOs) hosted open media workouts in advance of their upcoming main event at The Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, November 3, 201.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Sullivan Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs) and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (29-1, 17 KOs) hosted open media workouts in advance of their upcoming main event at The Aviator Sports…
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A new star on the female boxing scene

Roy Jones Jr. on Ikram Kerwat: “I want to make her the female version of what Roy Jones once was!”

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer

“I was walking down the hall and she just came up to me, ‘hey, hey, hey, Roy Jones’ – and I was like, who is this? She asked me what I was doing tomorrow. I’m doing nothing tomorrow. So she’s like ‘we’re going to the gym tomorrow’. What gym? ‘There’s a gym in this hotel. We go tomorrow.’ And that was it.”

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The legendary future Hall-of-Famer, four-division world champion and now-coach Roy Jones Jr. smiles when he tells the absurd story of how he met his lone female prodigy Ikram Kerwat at a WBC convention in Miami a couple of years back. The 34-year-old Kerwat from Tunisia, who now lives and boxes out of Berlin, Germany, took a brash chance – and it turned out to be the best decision of her career. “Of course I was kinda nervous”, she said. “But I knew something was going on here, I knew I had to do something and I had to do it this way. He wasn’t gonna punch me or anything. He would say yes or no. And he said yes.” Continue reading “A new star on the female boxing scene”

Roy Jones Jr. on Ikram Kerwat: “I want to make her the female version of what Roy Jones once was!” By Wolfgang Schiffbauer “I was walking down the hall and…
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Weston-Montoya Saturday in Auburn, Washington

By Ricardo Ibarra

In as close to a hometown fight as he’s had in a while, Tacoma’s Marquice “Tree” Weston (14-1-1, 8 KOs) will step back into the ring this Saturday at the Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington, taking on Joey Montoya (9-5-3, 3 KOs), of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fighting in an eight round match-up, Weston and Montoya will head-up a stacked eight bout line-up promoted by Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions. Continue reading “Weston-Montoya Saturday in Auburn, Washington”

By Ricardo Ibarra In as close to a hometown fight as he’s had in a while, Tacoma’s Marquice “Tree” Weston (14-1-1, 8 KOs) will step back into the ring this…
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Hughey: Pulev first, then it’ll be time to talk AJ

Hughie Fury looks forward to seizing the opportunity to challenge Anthony Joshua world titles but isn’t for a second underestimating his rival for the IBF mandatory position; Kubrat Pulev. Fury (21-1-KO11) is in Bulgaria to clash with Pulev (25-1-KO13) on Saturday night – live on Channel 5 – with the winner earning the right to take on WBA Super, IBF and WBO world champion Joshua.

When asked about the possibility of a lucrative fight against his compatriot, Fury said: “Those are the kind of fights I want and that fight in particular. Continue reading “Hughey: Pulev first, then it’ll be time to talk AJ”

Hughie Fury looks forward to seizing the opportunity to challenge Anthony Joshua world titles but isn’t for a second underestimating his rival for the IBF mandatory position; Kubrat Pulev. Fury…
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Abdugofurov-Nuerlang/WBC Asia Summit Nov 18

Azizbek Abdugofurov (11-0, 4 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC silver super middleweight title on November 18. His opponent will be Wuzhati Nuerlang (11-1, 9 KOs) of China. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and will be the main event at the WBC Asia Summit. The site will be the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. Abdugofurov, managed by Vikram Swapragasam, has been moved rather quickly. He scored his biggest victory to date this past May soundly defeating former world champion Dmitrii Chudinov by decision.

Azizbek Abdugofurov (11-0, 4 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC silver super middleweight title on November 18. His opponent will be Wuzhati Nuerlang (11-1, 9 KOs) of…
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Pedraza: Loma has never faced a fighter like me

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The ‘Sniper’ guarantees there will be a surprise on Dec. 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. WBO lightweight champion Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs) trained in front of the media of ‘The Island of Enchantment’ before departing for Las Vegas, where he will conclude training camp for his upcoming title unification bout against WBA champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs). Continue reading “Pedraza: Loma has never faced a fighter like me”

The ‘Sniper’ guarantees there will be a surprise on Dec. 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. WBO lightweight champion Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1,…
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2018 DC Boxing Hall Of Fame Class

By Gary “Digital” Williams

A quartet of legendary world champions from the Beltway region will headline the latest class of inductees into the Washington, DC Boxing Hall of Fame on Friday, November 9th at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD.

International Boxing Hall of Famer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson will be inducted into the DC hall. After losing his second pro fight in March of 1990, Johnson (44-5, 28 KO’s) reeled off 27 consecutive victories leading to his first world title opportunity. Johnson would capture the vacant IBF Flyweight title with a stunning first-round knockout over former world champion Francisco Tejedor on May 4th, 1996 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, CA. Continue reading “2018 DC Boxing Hall Of Fame Class”

By Gary “Digital” Williams A quartet of legendary world champions from the Beltway region will headline the latest class of inductees into the Washington, DC Boxing Hall of Fame on…
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Ryan Garcia Joins Eddy Reynoso and Team Canelo

By Hesiquio Balderas

The Face of Boxing welcomes the Future of Boxing to camp as Eddy Reynoso will now be the head trainer of super featherweight prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia. The future looks bright for the young star as he takes a monumental step forward in his career exactly one decade after Canelo Alvarez made his debut in the United States.
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“We are going to start right away, tomorrow is our first day, we had two meetings previously. To me, Ryan is a very dedicated fighter, very joyful. He wants to learn so we are here to help him. I followed him all of his career and I know how he is. We’re going to work on his defense, his counterpunching, and many more things to make him a better fighter. He has natural talent so it’s just a matter of working hard,” concluded Eddy Reynoso.

By Hesiquio Balderas The Face of Boxing welcomes the Future of Boxing to camp as Eddy Reynoso will now be the head trainer of super featherweight prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia.…
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Ennis vs. Serrano on ShoBox Nov 16

Highly touted unbeaten welterweight prospect Jaron Ennis (21-0, 19 KOs) will square off against 11-year professional Raymond Serrano (24-5, 10 KOs) in a Philadelphia vs. Philadelphia 10-round bout in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, November 16 live on Showtime from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The three-fight telecast features five ShoBox veterans and three fighters who call Philadelphia home. In the co-feature, a pair of ShoBox veterans meet when Chicago’s Kenneth Sims Jr. (13-1-1, 4 KOs) takes on Philadelphia’s Samuel Teah (14-2-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight bout.

Also on the card, undefeated Ukrainian Arnold Khegai (13-0-1, 9 KOs) faces New Jersey’s Jorge Diaz (19-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.

The show is promoted by Victory Promotions in association with Hard Hitting Promotions.

Highly touted unbeaten welterweight prospect Jaron Ennis (21-0, 19 KOs) will square off against 11-year professional Raymond Serrano (24-5, 10 KOs) in a Philadelphia vs. Philadelphia 10-round bout in the…
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ESPN+ picks up Alvarado-Petalcorin

From heavyweight to junior flyweight, a pair of world-class bouts with significant implications will be showcased in the coming days on ESPN+.

In a 12-round heavyweight title elimination bout this Saturday, Oct. 27 from the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria, hometown favorite Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) will take on Hughie Fury (21-1, 11 KOs). The Pulev-Fury stream will begin at 4 p.m. ET.

The action continues from the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City, Philippines, on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 a.m. ET when Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) battles Randy Petalcorin (29-2-1, 22 KOs) for the vacant IBF junior flyweight world title. In the co-feature, Giemel Magramo (21-1, 17 KOs) will defend the WBO Oriental flyweight belt in a 12-rounder against Sebastian Sanchez (11-5, 8 KOs).

From heavyweight to junior flyweight, a pair of world-class bouts with significant implications will be showcased in the coming days on ESPN+. In a 12-round heavyweight title elimination bout this…
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Foreman celebrates ’68 Olympic Gold in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

This Tuesday at the Ex Hacienda de Cortés in the Coyoacán Delegation in Mexico City was the scene of the WBC’s traditional “Coffee Tuesday.” The meeting that was full of memories to celebrate the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Mexico 1968. One of the athletes competing in that event was legendary heavyweight champion George Foreman, who won the Olympic gold medal.

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WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated, “This day has a very special meaning because it is necessary to take a few minutes to remember the glory of having been the venue for a sporting event as important as the Olympic Games. George Foreman, a man who represents the best of boxing, a life of success and service that has been an example of overcoming and surrender, but above all of love to God. Continue reading “Foreman celebrates ’68 Olympic Gold in Mexico City”

By Gabriel F. Cordero This Tuesday at the Ex Hacienda de Cortés in the Coyoacán Delegation in Mexico City was the scene of the WBC’s traditional “Coffee Tuesday.” The meeting…
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Jacobs-Derevyanchenko ready for collision

Middleweights Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko took part in a public workout on Tuesday at the EverybodyFights Gym on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. They meet Saturday for the vacant IBF middleweight belt in the main event of on HBO from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Former world champion Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) is a narrow -170 favorite over Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs).

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Middleweights Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko took part in a public workout on Tuesday at the EverybodyFights Gym on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. They meet Saturday for the vacant IBF…
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Boxing Returns to Delaware on Dec 1

By Rick Scharmberg

Boxing returns to the First State on Saturday, December 1st at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, DE. The main event will feature veterans Prince Badi Ajamu (29-5-1, 15 KOs) and Anthony “The Bull” Caputo Smith (16-8, 11 KOs) competing for the WBF Silver cruiserweight belt. The co-main event will feature Stefan “The Freak” Talabisco (1-0, 1 KO) in a heavyweight bout.

Dee Lee Promotions and matchmaker Nick Tiberi are doing their best to keep boxing alive in Delaware, and have stacked the undercard with a group of hungry fighters looking to make their mark in the sport. Continue reading “Boxing Returns to Delaware on Dec 1”

By Rick Scharmberg Boxing returns to the First State on Saturday, December 1st at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, DE. The main event will feature veterans Prince Badi Ajamu…
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Alvarado dialed in for third title attempt

Power-punching IBF #1 light flyweight Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua, is just days away now from his third world title attempt. He has arrived to the Philippines where he will face #3 Randy Petalcorin (29-2-1, 22 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines on October 29th for the vacant 108lb world title. The site of the event will be the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City, Philippines.
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Both fighters are attempting to win their first absolute world title. Petalcorin will have the support of the local fans, but Alvarado says he’s unfazed by this and is dialed in mentally so that his third crack at a world title is a successful one. Continue reading “Alvarado dialed in for third title attempt”

Power-punching IBF #1 light flyweight Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua, is just days away now from his third world title attempt. He has arrived to the Philippines…
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Lomachenko Gets Ready For Pedraza

WBA lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko was at home at the Boxing Laboratory as he prepared for his next challenge. Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs), who has won world titles in three weight classes in just 12 pro fights, will seek to unify titles for the first time as a pro when he takes on WBO champion Jose Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs), Dec. 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET).

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Lomachenko worked out for the media Tuesday, showing off his assortment of training tricks. This is what the pound-for-pound great had to say.

On the Pedraza fight

“I had a long rest {following shoulder surgery}. I am looking forward to seeing how I feel and taking on a tough opponent like Pedraza. I haven’t had much time to watch his fights.”

On potentially unifying the titles

“I can’t wait. After this fight, a lot of doors will be open. Title unification fights are good for the sport of boxing.” Continue reading “Lomachenko Gets Ready For Pedraza”

WBA lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko was at home at the Boxing Laboratory as he prepared for his next challenge. Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs), who has won world titles in…
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Hooker-Saucedo undercard announced

NABF welterweight champion Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (20-0, 16 KOs) is closing in on a world title opportunity. WBO Intercontinental champion Roberto Arriaza (17-0, 13 KOs), a knockout artist from Nicaragua, is standing in his way. Kavaliauskas and Arriaza will square off on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City as the co-feature to the previously announced Maurice Hooker-Alex Saucedo WBO junior welterweight title fight.

Hooker-Saucedo will be televised on ESPN, while Kavaliauskas-Arriaza and the rest of the undercard will stream live at on ESPN+.

Also on the card, super lightweight contender Cletus Seldin (21-1, 17 KOs) looks to rebound from his first career defeat against Nelson Lara (17-10-4, 9 KOs). Continue reading “Hooker-Saucedo undercard announced”

NABF welterweight champion Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (20-0, 16 KOs) is closing in on a world title opportunity. WBO Intercontinental champion Roberto Arriaza (17-0, 13 KOs), a knockout artist…
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Charlo Brothers return Dec 22

Unbeaten boxing champions and twin brothers, the Charlos, will announce their upcoming fights on Thursday at a New York press conference as they prepare to co-headline a FOX-televised event on December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Unbeaten WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo faces former title challenger Tony Harrison and unbeaten WBC interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo meets former title challenger Willie Monroe Jr. A coin flip will decide which Charlo will be featured in the main event.

Unbeaten boxing champions and twin brothers, the Charlos, will announce their upcoming fights on Thursday at a New York press conference as they prepare to co-headline a FOX-televised event on…
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Vargas declines; Abdukakhorov-Obara in the works

It appears that the team of Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs) has no interest in him facing unbeaten Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs) of Uzbekistan. The IBF gave Vargas a deadline to accept to face Abdukakhorov in a welterweight final eliminator, but that deadline has come and gone. Heavy-handed former world title challenger Keita Obara (20-3-1, 18 KOs) of Japan has now been selected by the IBF as the next available contender. Abdukakhorov’s manager Vikram Swapragasam and the IBF have confirmed that the two sides have begun communications. The winner of the bout will be placed as number #1 ranked contender and mandatory to current unbeaten world champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs).

It appears that the team of Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs) has no interest in him facing unbeaten Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs) of Uzbekistan. The IBF gave Vargas a…
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LaManna-Arnaoutis set for Nov 16

Welterweight contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (26-2-1, 90 KOs) takes on former world title challenger Mike Arnaoutis (26-11-2, 13 KOs) for the New Jersey state welterweight title in the eight-round main event for will headline a full night of action on Friday night, November 16th at The Bourbon Room inside The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. The card is promoted by Rising Star Promotions. LaManna is currently riding a six-fight unbeaten streak, while Arnaoutis has dropped four of his last six.

In the eight-round co-feature, Chris Thomas (10-0-1, 7 KOs) will defend the New Jersey state middleweight Title against Eddie Edmond (4-5-2, 1 KO).

Welterweight contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (26-2-1, 90 KOs) takes on former world title challenger Mike Arnaoutis (26-11-2, 13 KOs) for the New Jersey state welterweight title in the eight-round main…
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Boesel-Koelling rivalry heats up

The final press conference took place Tuesday for Saturday’s grudge showdown between European light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (27-1, 10 KOs) and mandatory challenger Enrico Koelling (26-2, 8 KOs) that will take place at the Stadthalle in Weissenfels, Germany. The bad blood is so intense that the fighters were separated by a barrier and not even allowed to see each other.

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Dominic Boesel: “It’s enough to see Enrico on the poster. He thinks he’ll win by knockout, but I have more knockouts than him! I’m going to win, maybe even ahead of schedule!”

Enrico Koelling: “I’m the tougher guy and can bite down better. He’s the defending champion in his hometown, but I’m going to wear him down and win by KO!”

The final press conference took place Tuesday for Saturday’s grudge showdown between European light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (27-1, 10 KOs) and mandatory challenger Enrico Koelling (26-2, 8 KOs) that…
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Boxers agree to rare seven round fight

When Tucson’s Jensen Ramirez (6-2-3, 1KO) squares off with Nogales’ Thomas Valdez (16-4-2, 6KO) at the Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater, it will be the first seven-round bout in Arizona’s history. The featherweight bout headlines the Nov. 17 event, dubbed Guerra De Gallos. Continue reading “Boxers agree to rare seven round fight”

When Tucson’s Jensen Ramirez (6-2-3, 1KO) squares off with Nogales’ Thomas Valdez (16-4-2, 6KO) at the Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater, it will be the first seven-round bout in Arizona’s…
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