Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ibeth Zamora 111.1 vs. Melissa McMorrow 111.1
(WBC female flyweight world title)

Eduardo Hernández 129.8 vs. Drian Francisco 128.5
(WBC Youth super featherweight title)
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Julio Ceja 121.7 vs. Frankyn Manzanilla 121
(WBC silver super bantamweight title)

Lourdes Juárez 110 vs. Jacky Calvo 111.75
Felipe Orucuta 116 vs. Ricardo Román 116.3

Venue: Teatro Molier
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa and Claro Sports

By Gabriel F. Cordero Ibeth Zamora 111.1 vs. Melissa McMorrow 111.1 (WBC female flyweight world title) Eduardo Hernández 129.8 vs. Drian Francisco 128.5 (WBC Youth super featherweight title) . Julio…
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FS1 Weights from Biloxi, Mississippi

Eddie Ramirez 141 vs. Argenis Mendez 141
Omar Escandon 128 vs. Tugstsogt Nyambyar 127.6
Justin Pauldo 135.8 vs. Joshua Zuniga 135
Justin DeLoach 155.4 vs. Jeison Rosario 157.6
Jose Miguel Borrego 143.6 vs. Carlos Velasquez 143.6
Semajay Thomas 144.8 vs. Brandon Aguinaga 140.6
Efe Ajagba 237.4 vs. Dell Long 234.4
Efetobor Apochi 198.4 vs. Cashton Young 199.6
Aaron Pryor Jr 169.8 vs. Dennis Sharpe 165.4
J’Leon Love 169.8 vs. Jaime Barboza 168

Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1

Eddie Ramirez 141 vs. Argenis Mendez 141 Omar Escandon 128 vs. Tugstsogt Nyambyar 127.6 Justin Pauldo 135.8 vs. Joshua Zuniga 135 Justin DeLoach 155.4 vs. Jeison Rosario 157.6 Jose Miguel…
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Szpilka decisions Guinn in Poland

Former heavyweight title challenger Artur Szpilka (21-3, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over 43-year-old American Dominik Guinn (35-12-1, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland. Szpilka dropped Guinn in round ten, but couldn’t get the stoppage. Spilka ended a two fight losing streak, bouncing back from KO losses to Deontay Wilder and Adam Kownacki. Guinn returned to the ring after a two year layoff following a points loss to Hughie Fury.

In the co-feature, WBC female super middleweight champion Ewa Piątkowska (11-1, 4 KOs) edged Maria Lindberg (16-4-2, 9 KOs) by majority decision over ten. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.

Also, heavyweight Izuagbe Ugonoh (18-1, 15 KOs) scored a second round TKO over “Big Fred” Kassi (18-8-1, 10 KOs). Ugonoh rebounded from his first loss against Dominic Breazeale 15 months ago. Kassi is now 0-6-1 in his last seven fights.

Former heavyweight title challenger Artur Szpilka (21-3, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over 43-year-old American Dominik Guinn (35-12-1, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Stadion Narodowy…
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Berchelt to defend WBC 130lb belt on June 23

Zanfer Promotions has announced that WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) will defend his belt against former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-5-1, 22 KOs) on June 23 at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. It will be Berchelt’s third defense since dethroning popular Francisco “Bandido” Vargas on HBO in January 2017. Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo, will broadcast the event in Mexico, and it looks like one of the ESPN outlets will pick up the U.S. rights.

Zanfer Promotions has announced that WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) will defend his belt against former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-5-1, 22 KOs) on…
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Mazion-Pauldo added to IBHOF card

Unbeaten super welterweight Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (12-0, 11 KOs) will face once-beaten Daquan Pauldo, formerly known as Daquan Arnett, (17-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round fight in the co-main event of the June 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the main event, Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) will defend his NABF and NABO super bantamweight titles against Jose “Sugar” Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

The show will take place during the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, where “Dr. Ironfist” Vitali Klitschko, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, and Ronald “Winky” Wright will be inducted, along with non-combatants Peter Kohl, Steve Albert, Jim Gray and Lorraine Chargin.

Unbeaten super welterweight Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (12-0, 11 KOs) will face once-beaten Daquan Pauldo, formerly known as Daquan Arnett, (17-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round fight in the co-main…
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Ancajas, Sultan, Yafai make weight, Carmona heavy

Jerwin Ancajas 114.8 vs. Jonas Sultan 114.4
(IBF junior bantamweight title)

Photo: Marty Solis

Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. David Carmona 118.6
Note: Carmona weighed a whopping 3.6lbs heavy and cannot win Yafai’s WBA super flyweight championship. If Yafai loses, the title becomes vacant.

Ismail Muwendo 132.6 vs. John Moralde 132
Isidro Ochoa 125.6 vs. Ricardo Arias 127.2
Bryan Lua 131.2 vs. Francisco Camacho 130.8
Alexander Besputin 146.6 vs. Saul Corral 148
Leonardo Reyes 118.8 vs. Manuel Manzo 117.6
Piotr Apostol 137 vs. Carlos Castillo 135.4
Carlos Apodaca 130.8 vs. Jose Salinas 132

Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN+ (live stream)

Jerwin Ancajas 114.8 vs. Jonas Sultan 114.4 (IBF junior bantamweight title) Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. David Carmona 118.6 Note: Carmona weighed a whopping 3.6lbs heavy and cannot win Yafai’s WBA…
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Pierre and Campfort win in Haiti

By Héctor Villarreal

The WBA’s #1 World ranked lightweight, Haitian Evens Pierre (30-1, 20 KOs) took another firm step towards a World title shot by dispatching Francisco Contreras (31-9, 24) by knockout. KOs) at 51 seconds of the seventh round in the main event of the card Fight Night 1, held on Thursday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Pierre had just vacated the Fedelatin lightweight championship, which allowed that belt to be fought by the undefeated Dominican Jackson Marines and the Panamanian Rolando Giono. Marines (13-0, 4 KOs) won the title by beating Giono (22-10, 16 KOs) by wide unanimous decision. Continue reading “Pierre and Campfort win in Haiti”

By Héctor Villarreal The WBA’s #1 World ranked lightweight, Haitian Evens Pierre (30-1, 20 KOs) took another firm step towards a World title shot by dispatching Francisco Contreras (31-9, 24)…
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Prograis-Velasco is official

Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) was born in New Orleans and became a fighter in The Big Easy. He never returned home to fight. Until now. Prograis, the World Boxing Council (WBC) interim super lightweight champion, will make his homecoming against fellow unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco (20-0, 12 KOs) on July 14 at Lakefront Arena on the campus of the University of New Orleans (UNO). Tickets go on sale today.

In the co-feature, young knockout artist Teofimo Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) continues his rise up the lightweight rankings against once-beaten William Silva (25-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) was born in New Orleans and became a fighter in The Big Easy. He never returned home to fight. Until now. Prograis, the World…
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Inoue halts McDonnell in one, wins his third world belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs), 118, impressively captured the WBA bantamweight belt as he easily caught up with much taller defending champ Jamie McDonnell (29-3-1-1ND, 13 KOs), 117.5, dropped him twice and halted him at 1:52 of the opening session on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

The 116-second destruction showcased Naoya’s pugnaciousness and power-punching, with which he so quickly decked McDonnell with a trademark left uppercut to the side of the belly. Though Jamie very barely resumed fighting, Naoya swarmed over the fading champ with a flurry of punches and decked him again, when his chief second Dave Coldwell signaled a surrender and asked for a stoppage on the apron. Referee Luis Pabon, from Puerto Rico, then declared a halt to raise the arm of the newly crowned champion.

Inoue joyfully said in the ring, “I’ll participate in the World Boxing Super Series to face other world champions with pleasure.” The judges who didn’t score even a round were as follows: Oliver Bien (Germany), Ignacio Robles (Panama) and Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand).

Promoter: Ohashi Promotions.
WBA supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol (Nicaragua).
Television: Fuji TV (Japan), ESPN (US) and Sky Sports (UK).

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs), 118, impressively captured the WBA bantamweight belt as he easily caught up with much taller defending champ Jamie McDonnell (29-3-1-1ND,…
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Ken finishes ex-champ Lopez, keeps WBC 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC light flyweight champ Shiro Ken (13-0, 7 KOs), 107.5, easily kept his belt when he sank former champ Ganigan Lopez (29-8, 18 KOs), 107.5, a Mexican old soldier at 36, with a single body shot for the count at 1:58 of the second session on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Ken, making his third defense, had wrested the WBC belt by a majority nod over Lopez here a year ago.

In the first round, they probed each other with jabs and feints to see few mix-ups with the champ only once connecting with a left-right combination to the face. The second stanza witnessed Ken, ten years his junior at 26, catch the Mexican lefty with a solid right to the body, and Lopez fell on all fours in agony with the ref Vic Drakulich mercilessly tolling the fatal ten.

The victorious champ said, “Last night my father advised me to attack with a right shot to the midsection. That paid off. I thank him for his suggestion as I didn’t expect such a quick finish.”

Ken, respect your father (ex-OPBF light heavyweight champ Hisashi Teraji).

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC light flyweight champ Shiro Ken (13-0, 7 KOs), 107.5, easily kept his belt when he sank former champ Ganigan Lopez (29-8, 18 KOs), 107.5, a…
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Brubaker, Savva, Tszyu Victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Commonwealth welterweight challenger Jack “Gelignite” Brubaker (14-3-1, 7 KOs) scored a unanimous twelve round decision over Englishman Tyrone Nurse (35-4-2, 7 KOs) in a Commonwealth welterweight elimination bout of Johnny Lewis Boxing Series at the Star Casino in Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday.

Photo: Warren Suen

Brubaker was the aggressor throughout and visibly hurt Nurse who boxed skillfully to survive the distance. At the conclusion scores 115-113, 116-112, 116-112. Continue reading “Brubaker, Savva, Tszyu Victorious”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former Commonwealth welterweight challenger Jack “Gelignite” Brubaker (14-3-1, 7 KOs) scored a unanimous twelve round decision over Englishman Tyrone Nurse (35-4-2, 7 KOs)…
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Ancajas-Sultan/Yafai-Carmona Final Presser

History is only two days away, as Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will defend the IBF junior bantamweight world title in the main event Saturday evening on ESPN+ against countryman Jonas Sultan at the Save Mart Center. It marks the first world title bout featuring two Filipino fighters in 93 years, when Pancho Villa defended the world flyweight title against Clever Sencio on May 2, 1925.

In the co-feature, Great Britain’s Kal Yafai will make the third defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight title against David Carmona.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

Jerwin Ancajas: “For me, Filipino boxers fight with their heart, so I consider a Filipino opponent to be difficult in the ring. It is God’s will that we are here, participants in the main event. I thank Top Rank for the opportunity.”

Jonas Sultan: “I am going to go all out to win this championship. I studied Ancajas’ style very carefully, and now it’s my opportunity to do what I can.”

Kal Yafai: “He’s had three world title fights, so he knows what he’s doing in there. On Saturday, he’s going to come across someone who is very quick. I think I’m just too good all around, and especially when I’m looking to make an explosive performance in my U.S. debut. I think he’s in a little trouble, but I’m going to go out there, box him, take what I can, and go from there.”

David Carmona: “I’m ready to fight. I hope to have a good opponent in the ring. He’s a champion, and we’re going to make a good fight.”

Continue reading “Ancajas-Sultan/Yafai-Carmona Final Presser”

History is only two days away, as Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will defend the IBF junior bantamweight world title in the main event Saturday evening on ESPN+ against countryman Jonas…
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Horn in car accident, Crawford fight still on

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is recovering after he was rear-ended in a three-car accident on Wednesday in Brisbane ahead of his clash with WBO mandatory challenger Terrence Crawford in Las Vegas on June 9.

“No one was badly hurt but it stunned me,” Horn told Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail. “Fortunately I was in the car alone and my wife Jo and baby Isabelle were home. The man in the center of the crash just had his head buried in his hands. He was really upset. Really in shock. I jumped out of the car to make sure everyone was OK. The ambulance people came but thankfully there weren’t any serious injuries. It could have been much worse.”

The accident came right after Horn had finished up a training session with strength and conditioning coach Dundee Kim. “The accident was a shock but nothing is going to derail me from beating Terence Crawford,” Horn added. “I’m very fit. I feel I’m going to peak right at fight time.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is recovering after he was rear-ended in a three-car accident on Wednesday in Brisbane ahead of his clash…
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GGG-Canelo Negotiations Falter

Negotiations for a September 15 rematch between WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former champ Canelo Alvarez have hit an impasse.

“It’s clear to us that Golovkin doesn’t want to fight Canelo,” Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya told The Ring. “It’s clear to us that after all the demands that they made, after Canelo having to do the hair follicle test, having to enroll in VADA, having to be tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission randomly even before he was enrolled in VADA, it’s clear that GGG is afraid. So we’re going to move on and I’m going to start making phone calls to (Daniel) Jacobs’ people, to (Billy Joe) Saunders’ people, start making calls to (Jermall) Charlo and (Spike) O’Sullivan.”

Negotiations for a September 15 rematch between WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former champ Canelo Alvarez have hit an impasse. “It’s clear to us that Golovkin doesn’t…
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Shafikov headlines Hollywood Fight Nights 2

Former world lightweight title challenger Denis Shafikov, (38-4-1, 20 KOs), will clash with Hector ‘El Estudiante’ Suarez, (12-6-1, 6 KOs) over eight rounds in the main event of ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ on June 6 at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. Trained by Abel Sanchez, Shafikov is looking for another world title shot in the near future, holding recent victories over top contenders Richard Commey and Jamel Herring.

In the co-feature, middleweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk, (8-0, 8 KOs), faces off against Vardges Vardanyan (1-0, 0 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Tickets for the 360 Promotions show start at $60 and are available now.

Former world lightweight title challenger Denis Shafikov, (38-4-1, 20 KOs), will clash with Hector ‘El Estudiante’ Suarez, (12-6-1, 6 KOs) over eight rounds in the main event of ‘Hollywood Fight…
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Trump pardons ex-champ Jack Johnson

By Gabriel F. Cordero

With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and Boxing Hall of Famer Sylvester Stallone on hand, President Trump has posthumously pardoned former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson at a ceremony in Washington DC.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. This was set up quite a long time ago. And while this is a very interesting day we have going, this was very important to Sylvester Stallone — my friend for a long time, Sly — and the whole group.

We have incredible people here. We have the current heavyweight champion of the world, Deontay Wilder. He’s 40 and 0. This gentleman right here. He’s 40 and 0, with 39 knockouts.

And we have Lennox Lewis, who, as you know, is one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. Unbelievable heart, and, in all fairness, unbelievable talent. He was a talented, talented fighter. A great and talented fighter.

LEWIS: Thank you. Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. And, Deontay, thank you.

WILDER: Yes, sir. Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: So, Lennox, if I really went and started working out, could I take Deontay in a fight? (Laughter.) Please tell me. This is 40 and 0, 39 knockouts. Could I take him in a fight if I really went to work?

LEWIS: You’d have to get past those long arms.

THE PRESIDENT: I get it. They’re long arms.

LEWIS: Yeah, they’re long arms.

Continue reading “Trump pardons ex-champ Jack Johnson”

By Gabriel F. Cordero With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and Boxing Hall of Famer Sylvester Stallone on hand, President Trump…
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Christina Hammer Camp Notes

Unified Women’s WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer has taken to the mountains of Austria for this leg of her intense training camp. Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) will make her U.S. fighting debut while defending her titles against former world champion Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KOs) on Friday, June 22. The bout will serve as a supporting bout to two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super-middleweight champion Claressa Shields’ attempt to become a two-division world champion against unified women’s 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Mich.

Shields vs Gabriels will be contested for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships and telecast on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION at 10 p.m. ET/PT live on SHOWTIME. Extensive highlights of Hammer vs. Nelson will also be shown. Continue reading “Christina Hammer Camp Notes”

Unified Women’s WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer has taken to the mountains of Austria for this leg of her intense training camp. Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) will make…
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McDonnell: The world will know my name

Jamie McDonnell says he’ll prove that he’s the best bantamweight in the world as he faces pound-for-pound star Naoya Inoue in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. McDonnell puts his WBA crown on the line for the seventh time against Inoue, the Japanese star known as ‘Monster’ who is aiming to become a three-weight World ruler in just his 16th pro fight.

The Doncaster ace has been on the road in four of his last five fights and adds a third continent to his pro career as he looks to extend his ten-year unbeaten run in his toughest test as a pro. Continue reading “McDonnell: The world will know my name”

Jamie McDonnell says he’ll prove that he’s the best bantamweight in the world as he faces pound-for-pound star Naoya Inoue in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. McDonnell puts his WBA crown…
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McDonnell, Inoue, Ken, Lopez make weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

The results of the weigh-in for tomorrow’s world title doubleheader were as follows:

WBA world bantamweight title bout
Jamie McDonnell 117.5 vs. Naoya Inoue 118
(McDonnell was late for the weigh-in scheduled at 1 pm by one hour ten minutes)

WBC light flyweight title bout
Ken Shiro 107.5 vs. Ganigan Lopez 107.5

This show will be presented by Ohashi Promotions.

Continue reading “McDonnell, Inoue, Ken, Lopez make weight”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda The results of the weigh-in for tomorrow’s world title doubleheader were as follows: WBA world bantamweight title bout Jamie McDonnell 117.5 vs. Naoya Inoue…
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Broner rejects $6.5 million “slave deal”

Four division world champion Adrien Broner has posted on his Instagram page the terms of a three-fight $6.5 million offer from promoter Eddie Hearn. Coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw with Jessie Vargas, AB wrote that Hearn offered a worse deal than an offer he rejected from Roc Nation (made four years ago) and added the hashtag #SlaveDeal followed by five emojis giving Hearn the finger. Hearn is looking to sign fighters after reaching a one billion dollar streaming agreement with DAZN.

Four division world champion Adrien Broner has posted on his Instagram page the terms of a three-fight $6.5 million offer from promoter Eddie Hearn. Coming off a loss to Mikey…
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Gonzalez stops Sandoval, still unbeaten

Super featherweight prospect Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (8-0, 8 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. scored a technical knockout victory at the end of the fourth round against journeyman Juan Sandoval (7-22-1, 4 KOs) of Toluca, Mexico in the main event Wednesday night in front of a star-studded audience at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

Photo: Lina Baker

The 9th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night benefited the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, and their mission to fund life-changing research for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes.

In other action, rising welterweight Aaron “Silencer” McKenna (4-0, 3 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland defeated Darel Harris (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Sarasota, Florida via technical knockout after a cut, which was caused by a punch, forced the referee to stop the fight. Continue reading “Gonzalez stops Sandoval, still unbeaten”

Super featherweight prospect Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (8-0, 8 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. scored a technical knockout victory at the end of the fourth round against journeyman Juan Sandoval (7-22-1, 4…
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Undefeated prospects face off June 9 at the Boat

By Ricardo Ibarra

An intriguing battle between two unbeaten young fighters will top Brian Halquist Productions’ 116th edition of the long running ‘Battle at the Boat’ series June 9th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Fast-rising Chicago based prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (11-0, 3 KOs) will look for his second consecutive win over a fellow undefeated fighter when he squares off with Oklahoma’s Elijah “Sweet P” Pierce (8-0, 7 KOs) in a super featherweight contest, capping off what promises to be a rousing Pacific Northwest fight card. Continue reading “Undefeated prospects face off June 9 at the Boat”

By Ricardo Ibarra An intriguing battle between two unbeaten young fighters will top Brian Halquist Productions’ 116th edition of the long running ‘Battle at the Boat’ series June 9th at…
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Inoue aims at his third world belt against McDonnell

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A press conference of the world title twinbill took place at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten two-class world champ Naoya Inoue will aim to acquire his third belt when he has an ambitious crack at the WBA bantamweight belt against defending titlist Jamie McDonnell from UK on this coming Friday. In the semi-windup, WBC 108-pound ruler Shiro Ken will defend his belt against former champ Ganigan Lopez of Mexico in their revancha (rematch). Their comments were as follows:

Inoue: “McDonnell is the strongest opponent in my career. I’m happy to challenge him to win my third world belt. Moving up to the bantamweight class my physical condition has improved so greatly that I feel more comfortable and fit. I’ll show a good performance and score a fine victory.”

McDonnell: “I believe I’m the best bantamweight on the planet. When there’s a formidable opponent, I’ll go and prove I’m the best. My condition is very fine and I’ll successfully defend my belt.”

Ken: “Last time in our first encounter I won by a majority decision. I wish to score a victory again more clearly this time by a knockout, hopefully.”

Lopez: “I’ve come back to Japan to regain my belt.”

Continue reading “Inoue aims at his third world belt against McDonnell”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A press conference of the world title twinbill took place at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten two-class world…
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Ancajas and Sultan Prepare for Historic Fight

No matter the result, history will be made Saturday evening at the Save Mart Center, when Jerwin Ancajas defends the IBF junior bantamweight title against Jonas Sultan. It will be the first all-Filipino world title bout contested since 1925. In the co-feature, WBA 115-pound champion Kal Yafai of Birmingham, England, will make his U.S. debut against two-time world title challenger David Carmona.

Many of the fighters from Saturday’s card worked out for the media Wednesday at Heartbeat Boxing. This is what they had to say.

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jerwin Ancajas: “My goal is to entertain the crowd. For my fans, the Filipino community here, I’m looking forward to this fight. I’m proud that my dream has come true. All of my sacrifices paid off. Sultan is hungry for a world title fight, to prove he is the best. I am confident, but not overconfident, because he’s also Filipino. We are expecting a good fight for the fans. There are many great fighters in the Philippines, and I am happy that Jonas and myself can share this big stage. We are making history, and I am glad that we can fight to see who is the best.” Continue reading “Ancajas and Sultan Prepare for Historic Fight”

No matter the result, history will be made Saturday evening at the Save Mart Center, when Jerwin Ancajas defends the IBF junior bantamweight title against Jonas Sultan. It will be…
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Navarrete-Sanmartin for WBA belt, Nery returns

Zanfer Promotions has announced a pair of notable fight cards for early June.

On June 2, Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (24-1-0, 21 KOs) takes on José “General” Sanmartín (26-4-1, 17 KOs) for the WBA super bantamweight title at the Arena “José Sulaiman” in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Also on that card, Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (16-1, 10 KOs) meets unbeaten Adrián “Gato” Curiel (10-0, 3 KOs) for the WBC silver mini-flyweight title.

Then on June 9, unbeaten former WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery (26-0, 20 KOs) faces Jetro Pabustan (29-5-6, 9 KOs) at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana. The bout was announced as a bantamweight fight despite Nery losing his 118lb world title on the scale in March.

TV Azteca will televise in Mexico, while beIN Sports will televise in the US.

Zanfer Promotions has announced a pair of notable fight cards for early June. On June 2, Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (24-1-0, 21 KOs) takes on José “General” Sanmartín (26-4-1, 17 KOs)…
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