Claressa Shields prepares for world title defense

2x Olympic Gold Medalist and two-division world champion Claressa Shields from Flint, Michigan gets ready to make the first defense of her world titles November 17th live on DAZN

2x Olympic Gold Medalist and two-division world champion Claressa Shields from Flint, Michigan gets ready to make the first defense of her world titles November 17th live on DAZN –

WBSS wraps up for 2018

After six weeks of back-to-back doubleheader action across the globe, the World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal round of Season II came to a conclusion in Chicago on Saturday. The WBSS returns in 2019 with the six semi-final match-ups below. Locations and venues are TBA.

WBSS Bantamweight Semi-Final
Nonito Donaire vs. Zolani Tete
Naoya Inoue vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez

WBSS Super Lightweight Semi-Final
Regis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh
Josh Taylor vs. Ivan Baranchyk

WBSS Cruiserweight Semi-Final
Yunier Dorticos vs. Andrew Tabiti
Mairis Briedis vs. Krzysztof Glowacki

After six weeks of back-to-back doubleheader action across the globe, the World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal round of Season II came to a conclusion in Chicago on Saturday. The WBSS…
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Latest Boxing Signings

Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing, announced the signing of undefeated WBA #7 middleweight David Papot (22-0, 3 KOs) to a long-term promotional agreement.
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DiBella Entertainment (DBE) has signed IBF #12 lightweight Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe (29-1, 14 KOs) from Accra, Ghana, to an exclusive promotional contract. Peter Kahn, who helped train Tagoe’s uncle Nana Yaw Konadu, a former two-division and three-time world champion in the mid-nineties, has taken on the role as Tagoe’s adviser.

Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing, announced the signing of undefeated WBA #7 middleweight David Papot (22-0, 3 KOs) to a long-term promotional agreement. —– DiBella Entertainment (DBE) has signed…
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Ergashev steals the show in Chicago

Uzbekistani super lightweight Shohjahon “Shoh” Ergashev showed why he’s the new 140-lb fighter to watch in boxing last Saturday, November 10, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, as he destroyed opponent Zack Ramsey in the first round. The current WBA International Super Lightweight Champion, Ergashev (now 14-0, 13 KOs), tore into Ramsey from the opening bell of their scheduled six-rounder, dropping him within the first 15 seconds with a right hand and finishing it at 1:09 with a thudding body shot.

Fighting on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Tournament doubleheader, it was Ergashev who elicited the “oohs and ahhhs” from the crowd with his brutal display of force. Former unified super lightweight and current welterweight champion Terence Crawford was among the impressed onlookers in the crowd. Continue reading “Ergashev steals the show in Chicago”

Uzbekistani super lightweight Shohjahon “Shoh” Ergashev showed why he’s the new 140-lb fighter to watch in boxing last Saturday, November 10, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, as he destroyed…
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Barrera targets Badou Jack

Top light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera bounced back into the win column with a dominant decision victory earlier this month in New York. Barrera started off strong and won by the scores of 99-91 and 98-92 twice.

Along with the victory, Barrera also became a promotional free agent.

“I saw on social media that Badou Jack is looking for an opponent in January and that timetable works perfect for me. I am sure the fans would like to see me and Jack trade punches,” Barrera stated. Continue reading “Barrera targets Badou Jack”

Top light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera bounced back into the win column with a dominant decision victory earlier this month in New York. Barrera started off strong and won by…
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Kameda beats S Medina for WBC interim 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Fast-jabbing Japanese, #2 Tomoki Kameda (36-2, 20 KOs), 121.75, acquired the vacant WBC interim 122-pound belt as he kept utilizing his trademark left hand all night, steadily piled up points, withstood his rival’s last surge and earned a unanimous decision (117-111 twice, 116-112) over slow-starting Spaniard, #1 Abigail Medina (19-4-2, 10 KOs), 121.5, over speedy twelve heats on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Fast-jabbing Japanese, #2 Tomoki Kameda (36-2, 20 KOs), 121.75, acquired the vacant WBC interim 122-pound belt as he kept utilizing his trademark left hand all night, steadily…
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Miller: I want to beat a Brit!

‘Big Baby’ targeting UK scalp as he prepares for Dinu in Kansas

Jarrell Miller is targeting a huge showdown against a British Heavyweight in 2019 as he prepares to face Bogdan Dinu at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas on November 17, live on DAZN. Miller meets Dinu in a crunch clash for the division, with the big punching duo putting their unbeaten records and lofty ranking spots on the line with the Heavyweight scene set to explode in the coming months.
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Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Tyson Fury on December 1 while division ruler Anthony Joshua returns to Wembley Stadium in London on April 13 to put his IBF, WBA and WBO straps on the line.

Dillian Whyte faces Dereck Chisora on December 22 in a rematch in London, with Whyte aiming to seal another rematch, this time with old foe Joshua, but Miller would love to get his hands on the ‘Body Snatcher’ as he hunts down a big scalp to announce himself at the very top level. Continue reading “Miller: I want to beat a Brit!”

‘Big Baby’ targeting UK scalp as he prepares for Dinu in Kansas Jarrell Miller is targeting a huge showdown against a British Heavyweight in 2019 as he prepares to face…
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Verdejo back in win column

Top Rank lightweight prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (24-1, 16 KOs) made quick work of Yardley Armenta (24-12, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Coming off a loss and some unimpressive performances before that, Verdejo looked like the fearsome fighter he was earlier in his career against journeyman Armenta, who was flattened 24 seconds into round two.

Top Rank lightweight prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (24-1, 16 KOs) made quick work of Yardley Armenta (24-12, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo,…
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Gamboa, Juanma tee up overdue clash

Juanma Lopez: “I don’t know how he absorbed all the punishment. I couldn’t know him out but it was a good fight. It was uncomfortable because of his style but I’ve been fighting for a long time and it was an excellent warm up for the Gamboa fight.”

Yuriorkas Gamboa: “I was very happy with the results. I tried to work on my explosiveness and it worked well. It was a very exciting night for me. Here in Miami. My city. Great crowd.”

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After Gamboa’s fight, Juanma grabbed the mic in the ring.

Juanma Lopez: “Enough of the waiting. We have been waiting long enough I did my part and you did your part now let’s get it on.”

Yuriorkas Gamboa: “If it’s a fight the fans want to see, let’s do it!”

New Champions Promotions is looking to make Gamboa vs. Juanma in March 2019.

Juanma Lopez: “I don’t know how he absorbed all the punishment. I couldn’t know him out but it was a good fight. It was uncomfortable because of his style but…
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Valera edges Perez with late rally

By Robert Coster

Former WBA interim light heavyweight world champion Felix “Mangu” Valera (17-2, 14 KOs) had his hands full with unheralded Brayan Perez (11-1, 7 KOs) but managed to squeeze out a close unanimous decision victory over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Jaragua Renaissance Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Valera counterpunched most of the time while Perez attacked. The fight was action-packed with Valera doing his usual antics-showy but ineffective bolo punches and herky-jerky moves, while Perez was systematic in his attack. Continue reading “Valera edges Perez with late rally”

By Robert Coster Former WBA interim light heavyweight world champion Felix “Mangu” Valera (17-2, 14 KOs) had his hands full with unheralded Brayan Perez (11-1, 7 KOs) but managed to…
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Kameda, Medina make weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The weigh-in ceremony for tomorrow’s WBC interim super-bantamweight title bout was held today (Sunday) in Tokyo, Japan. WBC #1 Abigail Medina, Spain, scaled in at 121.5, while #2 Tomoki Kameda 121.75 — both under the limit at their first trip to the scale.
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As for Medina’s heavy beard, the promoter Keiichiro Kanehira strongly accused him of a possibility that any grease or hemostatic may touch the beard, which might hamper Tomoki’s eyesight during the fight. Medina party promised to trim it and it will be examined by the WBC supervisor prior to the title bout. Continue reading “Kameda, Medina make weight”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The weigh-in ceremony for tomorrow’s WBC interim super-bantamweight title bout was held today (Sunday) in Tokyo, Japan. WBC #1 Abigail Medina, Spain, scaled…
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Kameda, Medina to collide for WBC interim 122lb belt on Monday

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBC #1 Abigail Medina (19-3-2, 10 KOs), Spain, and WBC#2 Tomoki Kameda (35-2, 20 KOs), Japan, will collide in quest of the WBC interim 122-pound belt on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. The interim title go will take place due to the legitimate champion Rey Vargas’ injury that may take a considerably long time to recover from.
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The press conference was held on Saturday at the exhibition room of the Korakuen Hall, where the following WBC officials were introduced: referee Daniel Van de Wiele (Belgium); judges Mauro Di Fiore (US), Jose Manzur (Mexico), Noppharat Sricharoen (Thailand); WBC supervisor In-Kyun Lee (Korea). Continue reading “Kameda, Medina to collide for WBC interim 122lb belt on Monday”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBC #1 Abigail Medina (19-3-2, 10 KOs), Spain, and WBC#2 Tomoki Kameda (35-2, 20 KOs), Japan, will collide in quest of the WBC…
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Jackie Nava wins ninth world title

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Legendary “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava is a world champion again. Nava (35-4-2, 16 KOs) dominated from start to finish to dethrone WBA female bantamweight champion Carolina Alvarez (29-10-2, 9 KOs) via TKO at the end of the seventh round on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal Tijuana, BC, Mexico. Alvarez’ corner finally pulled the plug on the beating.
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“I was surprised by her stamina,” said Nava. “There were times when I hit her and I thought she was going to fall, but she always answered back.”

This will be Nava’s ninth world title reign. Continue reading “Jackie Nava wins ninth world title”

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Legendary “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava is a world champion again. Nava (35-4-2, 16 KOs) dominated from start to finish to dethrone WBA female bantamweight champion Carolina Alvarez…
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Gamboa, Juanma victorious in Miami

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Former four-time world champion in three weight divisions and Olympic Gold Medalist Yuriorkis “El Ciclon De Guantánamo” Gamboa (29–2, 17 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over two-time world title challenger Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran, Jr. (33-7, 22 KOs) in a ten round lightweight bout on Saturday night at Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida. It looked like it might be an early night when Gamboa dropped Beltran face first at the end of round one, but the game Beltran made Gamboa go the full ten. Scores were 99-90, 98-91, 100-89.
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In the co-feature, former three-time world champion in two weight classes Juan “Juanma” Lopez (36-6, 32 KOs) scored a mostly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Cristian “Piedrita” Mino (19-3, 12 KOs). Sporting a heavy beard, Juanma dropped Mino twice in round three. Mino was down again in round four. Mino had his best moment when he rocked Juanma in round five. Juanma scored a fourth knockdown with a bodyshot in round six. Mino was deducted a point for holding in round ten. Scores were 97-88, 96-89, 96-89.
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Next for Juanma and Gamboa could be a much overdue clash in March. Continue reading “Gamboa, Juanma victorious in Miami”

Photos: David Martin Warr Former four-time world champion in three weight divisions and Olympic Gold Medalist Yuriorkis “El Ciclon De Guantánamo” Gamboa (29–2, 17 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous…
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Glowacki-Briedis advance to WBSS semi-final

In a bout for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim cruiserweight title, former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Maksim Vlasov (44-3, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Glowacki staggered Vlasov in round one, dropped Vlasov in round three and landed the harder shots all night. Scores were 118-110, 117-110, 115-112.

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Former World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (26-1, 18 KOs) scored a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Noel Mikaelian (24-2, 10 KOs), also known as Noel Gevor, to claim the vacant WBC diamond title and advance to the WBSS semi-final. Referee Guadalupe Garcia deducted a point from Mikaelian for hitting behind the head in round four. Briedis was deducted a point for hitting during a headlock of Mikaelian in round ten. Briedis, the #1 tournament seed, looked very flat and was probably lucky to get a 116-110, 115-111, 115-112 decision.
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Glowacki and Briedis advance to the WBSS semi-final early next year. Continue reading “Glowacki-Briedis advance to WBSS semi-final”

In a bout for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim cruiserweight title, former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Maksim Vlasov (44-3,…
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Usyk KOs Bellew in 8, remains undisputed

Undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) spectacularly knocked out former champ Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Surprisingly tactical bout for the first six rounds. Usyk ratcheted up the pressure in the seventh round, then brutally knocked out Bellew with a crushing left hand in round eight. Time was 2:00. Bellew was ahead on two of the three scorecards entering the last round.

Undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) spectacularly knocked out former champ Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Surprisingly…
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Undercard Results from Manchester, UK

In a WBA lightweight eliminator, #4 Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs) outpointed #2 Daud Yordan (38-4, 26 KOs) in workmanlike fashion over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.. Scores were 116-112 across the board.

Former three-division world champion Ricky Burns (43-7-1, 16 KOs) knocked out Scott Cardle (23–3-1, 7 KOs) in the third round of a lightweight clash. A right hand laid out Cardle at 2:06.

Heavyweight David Allen (16-4-2, 13 KOs) was victorious when Ariel Esteban Bracamonte (8-2, 5 KOs) couldn’t continue after the seventh round. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Manchester, UK”

In a WBA lightweight eliminator, #4 Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs) outpointed #2 Daud Yordan (38-4, 26 KOs) in workmanlike fashion over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the Manchester…
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Kalle Sauerland: Cruiserweights produce best fights

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“The main reason why I decided to do the second edition of the cruiserweight tournament is quite simple really. Usyk announced at the press conference that he will move to heavyweight, although he takes one fight now with Bellew, which a good money fight, PPV in the UK. Much deserved reward of winning the Ali Trophy and I’m sure he will also do great as a heavyweight, as well.

“So, this year tournament is about finding the next best cruiserweight for the future. But more than that, on the end of the day, whatever it is World Boxing Super Series or a normal boxing night, you always aim to produce the best fights. And the cruiserweights, year after year, produce the best fights!” said Kalle Sauerland Chief Boxing Officer for Comosa AG in an exclusive Fightnews.com Chicago interview.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “The main reason why I decided to do the second edition of the cruiserweight tournament is quite simple really. Usyk announced at the press conference that he…
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Dessaix stops Lovett in two rounds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #15 light-heavyweight Regain Desssaix (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Steve Lovett (17-3, 13 KOs) in the main event at the Seagulls Rugby League club at Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Dessaix retained the WBA Oceana championship.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #15 light-heavyweight Regain Desssaix (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Steve Lovett (17-3, 13 KOs) in the main event…
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Carto still undefeated

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Local bantamweight sensation Christian Carto extended his undefeated streak to 17-0, 11 KOs, Friday night with a shutout unanimous decision over Mexican journeyman Antonio Rodriguez, 13-23-2, 6 KOs, in the six-round main event at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia. The fight headlined a six-bout card staged by Kings Promotions before another full house.
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Carto is perhaps Philly’s most popular rising star, and each of his fights are always packed with a noisy band of loyal Carto-shirt-wearing fans who scream with delight at every punch he lands and seem completely oblivious to the shots that land on him in return. Nothing stems the excitement of seeing their hot prospect ply his skills. True love can be like that. Certainly Carto gives them plenty to love, but on Friday night he also gave his fans much to turn a blind-eye to. Continue reading “Carto still undefeated”

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Local bantamweight sensation Christian Carto extended his undefeated streak to 17-0, 11 KOs, Friday night with a…
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#3 Funai stops #7 Olivo in IBF 115lb eliminator for #1 against Ancajas

By Joe Koizumi

Hard-punching Japanese Ryuichi Funai (31-7, 22 KOs), 114.75, seized the right to have a mandatory shot against the IBF titleholder Jerwin Ancajas as #3 Funai scored a quick victory over #7 Victor Emanuel Olivo (15-3-1, 7 KOs), 115, by stopping the Mexican at 2:09 of the second round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Funai, 33, caught Olivo with a vicious right cross and badly dropped him for the compulsory eight count. Though Olivo, 22, resumed fighting, he sank to the deck again with referee Robert Byrd (US) promptly calling a halt at his second visit to the canvas.

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By Joe Koizumi Hard-punching Japanese Ryuichi Funai (31-7, 22 KOs), 114.75, seized the right to have a mandatory shot against the IBF titleholder Jerwin Ancajas as #3 Funai scored a…
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Brunker stops Rengkung in three rounds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 130-pounder Joel Brunker (34-3, 20 KOs) stopped Indonesia’s Revo Rengkung (37-28-6, 14 KOs) in round three of a scheduled ten round main event at Panthers Club, North Richmond, NSW, Australia on Saturday. The referee crowned Brunker at 1:19 of round three. Former IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby and current IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington defeated Brunker in 2014 and 2015 respectively in England.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian 130-pounder Joel Brunker (34-3, 20 KOs) stopped Indonesia’s Revo Rengkung (37-28-6, 14 KOs) in round three of a scheduled ten round main…
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Adams dominates Mosley in Contender final

In the final fight of The Contender Season 5 on EPIX, middleweight Brandon Adams (21-2, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley Jr. (13-3, 10 KOs) to claim the $250,000 prize and a top ten WBA world rating on Friday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Adams pressed the action and broke it open in round six battering Mosley around the ring. The punishment continued the rest of the way. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.

In the co-feature, middleweight Eric Walker (18-2, 8 KOs) outworked Michael Moore (17-3, 7 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 80-73, 80-72, 80-72.

In the final fight of The Contender Season 5 on EPIX, middleweight Brandon Adams (21-2, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley Jr. (13-3, 10…
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Carto remains undefeated

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the main event at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, local bantamweight Christian Carto remained undefeated, 17-0, 11 KOs, with a one-sided unanimous decision over Mexican journeyman Antonio Rodriguez, 13-23-2, 6 KOs. Carto dropped his foe with a body shot in the second round and staggered him numerous other times in the fight, but the hot prospect could not finish him off before the final bell. All three official scores were 60-53 in favor of Carto. A full report on the 6-bout Kings Promotions card will follow.

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, local bantamweight Christian Carto remained undefeated, 17-0, 11 KOs, with a one-sided unanimous decision…
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Weights from Miami

Yuriorkis Gamboa 135.25 vs. Miguel Beltran 136.8
Juanma Lopez 134.8 vs. Cristian Mino 134.6

Venue: Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida
Promoter: New Champion Promotions
TV: PPV

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Yuriorkis Gamboa 135.25 vs. Miguel Beltran 136.8 Juanma Lopez 134.8 vs. Cristian Mino 134.6 Venue: Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida Promoter: New Champion Promotions TV: PPV