Velez KOs Cruz in all-PR showdown

Photos: Bryan Quiles

With an aggressive body attack, super featherweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (27-5-1, 19 KOs) annihilated Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-7-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday night at the Coliseo Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Velez put Cruz on the deck twice in round two, finishing him with a liver shot. With the win, Velez claimed the NABA title.
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“I’m grateful to Orlandito (Cruz) to get in the ring and accept this challenge because it shows that he’s more of a man than many out there,” Velez said. Continue reading “Velez KOs Cruz in all-PR showdown”

Photos: Bryan Quiles With an aggressive body attack, super featherweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (27-5-1, 19 KOs) annihilated Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-7-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday…
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Arely Muciño retains WBO title

Photos: Zanfer

In an exciting and close fight, WBO female flyweight champion Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (27-3-2, 10 KOs) retained her title against challenger Mary “La Polvorita” Salinas on Saturday night at the Arena Jose Sulaiman in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
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Scores were 97-93, 98-92 for Muciño, and 96-94 in favor of Salinas. Continue reading “Arely Muciño retains WBO title”

Photos: Zanfer In an exciting and close fight, WBO female flyweight champion Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (27-3-2, 10 KOs) retained her title against challenger Mary “La Polvorita” Salinas on Saturday night…
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Bytyqi wins WBC atomweight title

100-pound Fabiana Bytyqi is now the WBC world champion at atomweight, the lightest weight class for women. With a clear unanimous decision over Denise Castle, Bytyqi claimed the vacant green belt on Saturday in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

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Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 100-90 as the 22-year-old Bytyqi made Czech boxing history. Her trainer Lukas Konecny once held an interim version of a world title, but Bytyqi becomes the first Czech boxer to become a full world champion.

“It’s incomprehensible, unbelievable,” said the overjoyed Bytyqi. “I knew from the very first round that I could beat my opponent. I was just really fine-tuned today and had the better boxing skills.”

100-pound Fabiana Bytyqi is now the WBC world champion at atomweight, the lightest weight class for women. With a clear unanimous decision over Denise Castle, Bytyqi claimed the vacant green…
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Barrios retains NABF female belt

Saturday night at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio’s Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated with a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Patricia Juarez (4-1), sister of WBC Bantamweight champion, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez.

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With the victory, Barrios retained her NABF lightweight title. Continue reading “Barrios retains NABF female belt”

Saturday night at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio’s Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated with a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Patricia Juarez…
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Krael shocks Borrego, Martinez stops Bravo

In a war, super lightweight Cameron Krael (14-13-3, 3 KOs) upset Jose Miguel Borrego (14-2, 12 KOs) by ten round majority decision on Saturday night at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas. It was a toe-to-toe slugfest for all ten rounds, with local hero Krael prevailing 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.

Unbeaten super featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez (12-0, 8 KOs) stopped Oscar Bravo (22-9, 10 KOs) in round six. A barrage of punches prompted referee Jack Reiss to stop it at 2:47. Bravo complained about the stoppage.

Super middleweight Lionell Thompson (20-5, 11 KOs) was knocked down, but still won a wide decision over Derrick Findley (28-24-1, 18 KOs). Findley dropped Thompson at the end of round nine, but it wasn’t enough. Scores were 99-91, 98-91, 98-91. Continue reading “Krael shocks Borrego, Martinez stops Bravo”

In a war, super lightweight Cameron Krael (14-13-3, 3 KOs) upset Jose Miguel Borrego (14-2, 12 KOs) by ten round majority decision on Saturday night at Sam’s Town Hotel &…
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Ex-champs Culcay, Zeuge victorious

Two former world champions were in action on Saturday night at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.

Former WBA interim super welterweight champion “Golden” Jack Culcay (25-3, 13 KOs) scored a nice tenth round TKO over Rafael Bejaran (25-2-1, 11 KOs). Bejaran’s corner threw in the towel with their man taking punishment. Culcay claimed the vacant IBF international middleweight title.

Former WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (23-1-1, 13 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Cheikh Dioum (11-3-1, 8 KOs). In his first fight since losing his title to Rocky Fielding in July, Zeuge dropped Dioum in round eight to end it.

Two former world champions were in action on Saturday night at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany. Former WBA interim super welterweight champion “Golden” Jack Culcay (25-3, 13 KOs) scored…
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And still…Joshua KOs Povetkin in seven

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 22-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over former champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 80,000 at London’s Wembley Arena. Povetkin won round one, landing a good left hook late. Joshua may have sustained a broken nose. Povetkin rocked Joshua again in round two forcing Joshua to hold on. As the bout progressed, 39-year-old Povetkin began to slow down. The end came in round seven when Joshua stunned Povetkin with a left hook, then dropped him a crushing right hand. Povetkin struggled to his feet but Joshua finished him with a brutal right hand that sent him to the deck again as the fight was being waved off. Time 1:59.

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 22-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over former champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 80,000 at…
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Undercard Results from London

In a WBC lightweight eliminator, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (19-2, 15 KOs) avenged his loss against Yvan Mendy (40-5-1, 19 KOs) with a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at London’s Wembley Arena. Scores were 119-109, 118-111 and 116-112.

More disappointment for British heavyweight fan favorite David Price (22-6, 18 KOs). Price was unable to continue after four rounds against unbeaten Sergey Kuzmin (13-0, 10 KOs). Price stated afterward that he entered the fight with a torn bicep and he could barely move his arm when the bout was stopped.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie (10-0, 7 KOs) seized the British title from Matty Askin (23-4-1, 15 KOs) with an untidy twelve round unanimous decision. Okolie had three points deducted, but still came away with a 116-110, 114-112, 114-113 verdict.

2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakhram Giyasov scored a fourth round KO over previously unbeaten Julio Laguna (14-1, 10 KOs) in a welterweight matchup.

In a WBC lightweight eliminator, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (19-2, 15 KOs) avenged his loss against Yvan Mendy (40-5-1, 19 KOs) with a twelve round unanimous decision on…
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Kimura, Tanaka pass medical exam of WBO 112lb title bout

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

A sensational confrontation of Japanese compatriots with the WBO flyweight belt on the line is coming soon on Monday (our national holiday; the Autumnal Equinox) in Nagoya, Japan.
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The defending champion Sho Kimura (17-1-2, 10 KOs), 29, will face the mandatory challenger, two-division WBO titlist, unbeaten Kosei Tanaka (11-0, 7 KOs), 23, at the Takeda Teva Ocean Arena with the capacity of some 4,000 seats near Nagoya port. They today (Saturday) faced for the first time prior to the title competition—at the medical examination at the CBC Television. Continue reading “Kimura, Tanaka pass medical exam of WBO 112lb title bout”

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi A sensational confrontation of Japanese compatriots with the WBO flyweight belt on the line is coming soon on Monday (our national holiday; the Autumnal Equinox)…
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Joshua a 10:1 favorite over Povetkin

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is heavily favored to defeat 39-year-old former champion Alexander Povetkin tonight in London. Most online sportsbooks have Joshua in the -1000 range with Povetkin backers getting in the neighborhood of +600. The card will be live-streamed to the U.S. on DAZN.

On the undercard of that event, lightweight contender and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell is -500 to avenge his loss against Yvan Mendy +400.

British cruiserweight champ Matty Askin is a +245 underdog against unbeaten Lawrence Okolie -290.

Heavyweight fan favorite David Price is a +415 longshot to get a win against unbeaten Sergey Kuzmin -525.

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is heavily favored to defeat 39-year-old former champion Alexander Povetkin tonight in London. Most online sportsbooks have Joshua in the -1000 range with Povetkin backers…
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Shocker: Foster schools Fernandez

In a huge upset, super featherweight O’Shaquie Foster (14-2, 8 KOs) scored a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten and highly touted Jon Fernandez (16-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Fernandez, a native of Spain and protégé of former unified middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, never really got untracked and Foster outboxed and outworked him all the way. Scores were 98-92 across the board.

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“This was the best fight of my career,” said Foster, who was appearing on the ShoBox series for the fourth time. “I knew I had it in me, I just never put it together. I have a new team, I have a new trainer, a new strength and conditioning coach. This was what I dreamed of and we put in the work to make it happen. Continue reading “Shocker: Foster schools Fernandez”

In a huge upset, super featherweight O’Shaquie Foster (14-2, 8 KOs) scored a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten and highly touted Jon Fernandez (16-1, 14 KOs) on…
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Wilder-Fury set for Dec 1

WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against former WBA/IBF/WBO champion Tyson Fury in a blockbuster matchup of undefeated heavyweights Saturday, December 1 live on pay-per-view. The contracts have been signed and the promotional tour will kickoff in London on Oct. 1 and continue with stops in New York City and Los Angeles.

More details on the location, venue and the on-sale ticket information for the heavyweight championship battle will be released next week.

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Weights from Czech Republic

Fabiana Bytyqi 100.3 vs. Denise Castle 101.3
(WBC female atomweight title)

Tomas Salek 241 vs. Davit Gorgiladze 270

Venue: Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Promoter: Ulf Steinforth/SES Boxing
TV: TV Nova (CZE) and Television T7 (ALB)

Fabiana Bytyqi 100.3 vs. Denise Castle 101.3 (WBC female atomweight title) Tomas Salek 241 vs. Davit Gorgiladze 270 Venue: Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic Promoter: Ulf Steinforth/SES Boxing TV: TV…
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Weights from Monterrey

Arely Muciño 111.9 vs. María Salinas 111.3 lbs
(WBO female flyweight title)

Daniel Valladares 108 vs. Alejandro Villaseñor 107
Irving Turrubiates 126.5 vs. Gabino Hernández 127.2
Galo Santos 139 vs. Bruno Salazar 142

Venue: Arena José Sulaiman, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer, Uppercut Promotions ¨Charro¨ Hernández
TV: Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo (Mexico)

Arely Muciño 111.9 vs. María Salinas 111.3 lbs (WBO female flyweight title) Daniel Valladares 108 vs. Alejandro Villaseñor 107 Irving Turrubiates 126.5 vs. Gabino Hernández 127.2 Galo Santos 139 vs.…
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Weights from Cancun

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Esmeralda Moreno 107 vs. Yessenia Gomez 106
(WBC female light flyweight world title)

Diego Magdaleno 135 vs Jesus Cuadro 134
Massiori Nicolas 163.9 vs Genaro Ortiz 167.2
Alexandra Jiménez 170 vs Katherin Vindiola 166.6

Venue: Grand Oasis Arena
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

By Gabriel F.Cordero Esmeralda Moreno 107 vs. Yessenia Gomez 106 (WBC female light flyweight world title) Diego Magdaleno 135 vs Jesus Cuadro 134 Massiori Nicolas 163.9 vs Genaro Ortiz 167.2…
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WBC reinstates Nery

Former WBC bantamweight champion, Luis Nery, has fully complied with the WBC requirements as per the ruling issued by the WBC Board of Governors regarding his weight management problem, which led to him losing his world championship early this year. The WBC confirms that Nery’s suspension ended on September the 1st and the WBC Silver championship committee has approved Nery to fight for the WBC bantamweight Silver title on October 6 against Jason Canoy.

Former WBC bantamweight champion, Luis Nery, has fully complied with the WBC requirements as per the ruling issued by the WBC Board of Governors regarding his weight management problem, which…
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Weights from Potsdam, Germany

Jack Culcay 159.25 vs. Rafael Bejaran 159.25
Tyron Zeuge 169 vs. Cheikh Dioum 167.5

Venue: MBS Arena, Potsdam, Germany
Promoter: AGON Sports & Events
TV: Facebook

Jack Culcay 159.25 vs. Rafael Bejaran 159.25 Tyron Zeuge 169 vs. Cheikh Dioum 167.5 Venue: MBS Arena, Potsdam, Germany Promoter: AGON Sports & Events TV: Facebook

Joshua outweighs Povetkin by 24 pounds

Anthony Joshua 246.5 vs. Alexander Povetkin 222
(WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight championship)
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Yvan Mendy 134.5 vs. Luke Campbell 134.4
Matty Askin 199.5 vs. Lawrence Okolie 199.25
David Price 265.4 vs. Sergey Kuzmin 244.9
Shakhram Giyasov 143.25 vs. Julio Laguna 142

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Promoter: Matchroom
Stream: DAZN

Anthony Joshua 246.5 vs. Alexander Povetkin 222 (WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight championship) Yvan Mendy 134.5 vs. Luke Campbell 134.4 Matty Askin 199.5 vs. Lawrence Okolie 199.25 David Price 265.4 vs. Sergey Kuzmin…
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ESPN+ hits one million subscribers

Looks like direct-to-consumer subscription streaming services are here to stay. It was just announced that ESPN+ has surpassed one million paying subscribers in just over five months since its April 2018 launch. Thanks to a comprehensive agreement with Top Rank, ESPN+ has become a boxing destination showcasing top U.S. and international championship fights featuring the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford among others. The $4.99/mo service also offers baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, college sports, and other live action.

Looks like direct-to-consumer subscription streaming services are here to stay. It was just announced that ESPN+ has surpassed one million paying subscribers in just over five months since its April…
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Ortiz, Molina ready for Sept 30 clash

Former welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz and hard-hitting John Molina Jr. showed off their skills at a media workout at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles as they prepare to face off Sunday, September 30 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes live from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

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Victor Ortiz: “You have to keep that fire burning inside you to keep competing in this sport. You have to go in there 100 miles per hour. This is a sport and I’m going in there to destroy him, then we can go have lunch after…I have lots of respect for Molina, but this is still boxing. He’s in my way right now and I’m going to knock him out of the way.”

John Molina Jr: “Victor deserves my undivided attention and he has it. Especially for this fight. He is a big strong guy who hits hard for 147-pounds. I never pick the easy guy when I move up in weight. My first fight at 140 was Lucas Matthysse and I expect fireworks for this fight as well.”

Former welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz and hard-hitting John Molina Jr. showed off their skills at a media workout at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles as they prepare to…
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Oosthuizen and Mchunu to meet in rematch

By Ron Jackson

Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions have announced that Tommy Oosthuizen and Thabiso Mchunu will meet in a rematch at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on December 8. In their first fight for the vacant African Boxing Union cruiserweight title Oosthuizen won on a majority decision in a closely fought contest. The scores were 115-113 twice and 114-114.

Oosthuizen (28-1-2, 16 KOs) who weighed in at 88.79 kg was having his first fight at cruiserweight and surprised the critics after being inactive for nearly 16 months.

Despite his reported problems outside the ring he boxed well to take the decision. Continue reading “Oosthuizen and Mchunu to meet in rematch”

By Ron Jackson Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions have announced that Tommy Oosthuizen and Thabiso Mchunu will meet in a rematch at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on December 8. In…
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Weights from Ontario, California

Michael Dutchover 136 vs. Bergman Aguilar 135.7
Mario Hernandez 118 vs. Ivan Gonzalez 115.7
Ruben Torres 136 vs. Eder Amaro 132.9
Richard Brewart Jr. 152.8 vs. Edward Aceves 152.8
David Ortiz 140 vs. Mario Angeles 145.9

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
TV: Facebook

Michael Dutchover 136 vs. Bergman Aguilar 135.7 Mario Hernandez 118 vs. Ivan Gonzalez 115.7 Ruben Torres 136 vs. Eder Amaro 132.9 Richard Brewart Jr. 152.8 vs. Edward Aceves 152.8 David…
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ShoBox Weights from Shawnee, Oklahoma

Jon Fernandez 129.75 vs. O’Shaquie Foster 129.5

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Irvin Gonzalez Jr. 126 vs. Carlos Ramos 125.5
Wesley Ferrer 134.75 vs. Steven Ortiz 134.5
James Wilkins 128.5 vs. Misael Lopez 128.75

Venue: Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime

Jon Fernandez 129.75 vs. O’Shaquie Foster 129.5 Irvin Gonzalez Jr. 126 vs. Carlos Ramos 125.5 Wesley Ferrer 134.75 vs. Steven Ortiz 134.5 James Wilkins 128.5 vs. Misael Lopez 128.75 Venue:…
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Charr fails drug test, Oquendo fight off

The world title clash between WBA heavyweight champion Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo scheduled for September 29 in Cologne, Germany, is off after Charr tested positive for two banned substances.

Official Statement from Manuel Charr…

Dear Boxing Fans, here is my statement on the doping test:

Tonight the message came that I tested positive. My manager Christian Jäger and my promoter Bernd Trendelkamp canceled the fight without informing me or contacting me. I am very disappointed in this approach.

I can’t explain the result, but I will do anything to resolve it. I’m now waiting for the result of the B Sample as I have once again undergone independent and voluntary doping testing. The results are expected to be published on Saturday, 9/22/18. Continue reading “Charr fails drug test, Oquendo fight off”

The world title clash between WBA heavyweight champion Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo scheduled for September 29 in Cologne, Germany, is off after Charr tested positive for two banned substances.…
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Weights from Long Island

Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez 139 vs. Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez 139.8
(ABO intercontinental super lightweight title)

Anthony Laureano 139.2 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 141.2
Shaun Kennedy 179.2 vs. Perez Aughtry 178
Jared Bonilla 136.8 vs. Jose Maysonet 135.8
Alex Vargas 144 vs. Deron Lawson 143.6

Venue: The Paramount, Huntington, NY
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing

Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez 139 vs. Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez 139.8 (ABO intercontinental super lightweight title) Anthony Laureano 139.2 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 141.2 Shaun Kennedy 179.2 vs. Perez Aughtry 178 Jared…
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