FBHOF Class of 2019

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2019 as part of the SJC Boxing 9th Annual Open House on Saturday afternoon in Fort Myers. Here are the 2019 inductees:

Fighters: Nate Campbell, Richard Hall, Lou Esa, Eromosele Albert, Lamar Murphy, Juan Arroyo, Jimmy Navarro and James Scott*
Trainers: Mike Birmingham*, Pete Brodsky
Promoters: Nelson Lopez Sr.
Media: Damon Gonzalez, Sean O’Grady
Participants: Chico Rivas, Henry Grooms, Pete Balcunas*
Officials: Dr. Rodolfo Eichberg, Frank Gentile, Telis Assimenios, Mel Jurado
Special Achievement Award: Emil Lombardi Jr., Mitchell Cypress

A large group of current Hall of Famers were on hand with Bob Alexander handling the MC duties.

*Deceased

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2019 as part of the SJC Boxing 9th Annual Open House on Saturday afternoon in Fort Myers. Here are the…
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Ndongeni hits the USA

Undefeated lightweight contender Xolisani Ndongeni arrived in the United States on Friday morning for his showdown with Devin Haney in the main event of the first ShoBox: The New Generation telecast of 2019 on Friday, January 11 live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.
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Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KOs) of South Africa traveled for nearly 24 hours, as he made the trek from his homeland to Louisiana, where he will finish up his training for the bout with the highly regarded Haney.

Undefeated lightweight contender Xolisani Ndongeni arrived in the United States on Friday morning for his showdown with Devin Haney in the main event of the first ShoBox: The New Generation…
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FBHOF Class of 2019 to be named

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will announce the Class of 2019 tomorrow (January 5) as part of the SJC Boxing 9th Annual Open House in Fort Myers. A large group of Hall of Famers is expected to be on hand. Bob Alexander will be the MC. There will be book signings, workouts, autographs, photographs, refreshments and fun for everyone. The public is invited – free of charge. Open house is from 12-5pm, the official announcement at 3pm.

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will announce the Class of 2019 tomorrow (January 5) as part of the SJC Boxing 9th Annual Open House in Fort Myers. A large…
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Golden Boy announces two world title fights

Two world title fights will head to the Coachella Valley in February as Golden Boy Promotions presents another exciting night of boxing on DAZN. In the main event, Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (21-0, 17 KOs) will defend his WBA super featherweight world title against Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (19-4-2, 14 KOs) in a 12-round clash. In the co-main event, Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KOs) will put his WBC super bantamweight world championship on the line against Franklin Manzanilla (18-4, 17 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.

Heading the undercard of this event will be Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (27-1, 14 KOs) will return in a 10-round super featherweight battle against Charles Huerta (20-5, 12 KOs). Continue reading “Golden Boy announces two world title fights”

Two world title fights will head to the Coachella Valley in February as Golden Boy Promotions presents another exciting night of boxing on DAZN. In the main event, Alberto “Explosivo”…
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Kownacki: I don’t have to look like Rambo to knock people out

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I don’t really care that I’m not looking like some super-athlete. I know how hard I work. This is not a bodybuilding competition – this is boxing, winning fights, giving people a show that counts. I don’t have to look like Rambo to knock people out,” says IBF #6, WBA #8 ranked heavyweight Adam Kownacki.

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Photo: Emily Harney

Kownacki (18-0, 14 KOs) spoke with Fightnews.com® about his upcoming bout with Gerald Washington (19-2, 12 KOs) taking place January 26 on FOX. He also talks about fighting Ołeksandr Usyk (“why not?”), future plans and a long friendship but fairly new advisor deal with Keith Connelly. Continue reading “Kownacki: I don’t have to look like Rambo to knock people out”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I don’t really care that I’m not looking like some super-athlete. I know how hard I work. This is not a bodybuilding competition – this is boxing,…
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Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne Media Call

Former two-division world champion, Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) and undefeated former 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (22-0, 16 KOs) collide in the co-feature to Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas. The WBA interim light heavyweight title will be on the line. Both fighters took part in a conference call with reporters. Continue reading “Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne Media Call”

Former two-division world champion, Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) and undefeated former 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (22-0, 16 KOs) collide in the co-feature to Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner…
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Alberto Reyes passes

Sad to report that Alberto Reyes, owner of world renown boxing glove company Cleto Reyes, passed away at the age of 66 on January 2. Reyes gloves were used by many great fighters, including Muhammad Ali, Julio Cesar Chavez, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson to name a few. They are known ar “puncher’s gloves.”

Sad to report that Alberto Reyes, owner of world renown boxing glove company Cleto Reyes, passed away at the age of 66 on January 2. Reyes gloves were used by…
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Leo Santa Cruz-Miguel Flores Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) and his opponent Miguel Flores (23-2, 11 KOs) of Michoagan, Mexico held a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live in Los Angeles. Santa Cruz and Flores square off Saturday February 16 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles live on FOX and Fox Deportes.

Here is what the fighters had to say:

Leo Santa Cruz: “Everyone says I’m underestimating my opponent. I never underestimate or overlook any fighter. That comes from fans and media. I want to go out and give a good fight. I’ve been training really hard. It’s going to be a great fight. Miguel Flores is a good fighter. He’s like every Mexican fighter willing to leave it all.”

Miguel Flores: “Everyone is seeing me as a Taxi cab driver. February 16 we have a great fight. Most people are overlooking me. Leo and his dad are professionals and I expect them to be at their best. People are in for a treat on February 16th. The writers will have their upset. Other than that see you February 16th.” Continue reading “Leo Santa Cruz-Miguel Flores Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla WBA featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) and his opponent Miguel Flores (23-2, 11 KOs) of Michoagan, Mexico held a press conference Thursday…
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Jennings-Rivas undercard announced

Shakur Stevenson (9-0, 5 KOs), who captured a silver medal for the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will begin his 2019 campaign against Jessie Cris Rosales (22-1-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the IBF Intercontinental and WBC Continental Americas featherweight belts on January 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Stevenson-Rosales will serve as the co-feature to the Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas heavyweight main event.

In other action, former super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa (21-3-4, 15 KOs) faces Moises Delgadillo (17-18-2, 9 KOs) in bout scheduled for 8/10 rounds; super welterweight Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames (15-0, 12 KOs) takes on Juan Ruiz (21-3, 13 KOs) in an 8/10 rounder; jr lightweight Robson Conceicao (10-0, 5 KOs), who won a gold medal in front of his home fans at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has an eight-rounder vs Hector Ambriz (12-8-2, 6 KOs); super lightweight Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (6-0, 3 KOs), who captured Olympic gold in 2016, will fight Ricardo Garcia (14-4-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-rounder; heavyweight Cassius Chaney (14-0, 8 KOs) meets Michael Glasscox (6-2-2, 5 KOs) in a six-rounder; debuting amateur standout Vikas “The Indian Tank” Krishan goes against Steven Andrade (3-3, 2 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight bout.

Shakur Stevenson (9-0, 5 KOs), who captured a silver medal for the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will begin his 2019 campaign against Jessie Cris Rosales (22-1-1, 10…
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Hollywood Fight Nights returns Jan 27

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series returns for the first time in 2019 on Sunday, January 27 at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. In main event, two-time world title challenger Maricela ‘La Diva’ Cornejo, (12-3, 5 KOs) will face Erin Toughill, (7-3, 0 KOs) in an eight-round junior middleweight clash.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Brian Ceballo, (6-0, 3 KOs) will fight Randy Fuentes, (8-7-1, 2 KOs) in the six-round co-feature. Continue reading “Hollywood Fight Nights returns Jan 27”

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series returns for the first time in 2019 on Sunday, January 27 at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. In main event, two-time world…
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Carto-Ruiz collide Feb 8 in Philly

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Christian Carto, of South Philadelphia, faces veteran southpaw Victor Ruiz, of San Diego, CA in the eight-round main event Friday evening, Feb. 8, at the 2300 Arena. The Carto-Ruiz fight tops an eight-fight card, dubbed the “Philly Special” by promoter Michelle Rosado, of Raging Babe, in her first solo promotion in Philadelphia.

Carto, 22, has won all 17 of his pro fights, 11 by knockout. A pro since mid-2016, Carto has developed into one of the most popular fighters in the Philadelphia/Atlantic City area. In his last fight Nov. 9, Carto earned a six-round decision over Antonio Rodriguez, of Durango, Mexico. Continue reading “Carto-Ruiz collide Feb 8 in Philly”

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Christian Carto, of South Philadelphia, faces veteran southpaw Victor Ruiz, of San Diego, CA in the eight-round main event Friday evening, Feb. 8, at the 2300 Arena.…
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DeGale-Eubank Jr clash Feb 23

Former IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs) will take on Chris Eubank Jr (27-2, 21 KOs) in an all-British non-title clash at London’s O2 Arena on February 23. The fighters have long made no secret of their mutual dislike and are relishing the prospect of settling their differences in the ring.

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Photo: Lawrence Lustig

James DeGale: “When he first turned professional he was calling me out, he’s very deluded. On February 23rd I get my chance to deal with this guy good and proper and finish him. After Eubank has lost to me I don’t know where he is going to go. I’m calling this the retirement fight and whoever losses can knock it on the head, it’s game over. He’s got heart and big set of balls but that’s not going to be enough to beat me.”

Chris Eubank Jr: “This fight has been four or five years in the making and it’s going to be a painful lesson for him. I’ve been training for years to beat him and I know everything about him. James talks retirement, but that has never even come into my mind. I hope he can bring the best he can bring on the night and give the fans the most exciting and explosive fight that we possibly can. I just don’t think he has what it takes.”

This will be the first fight in the new transatlantic deal between PBC and ITV. Poxon Sport is the exclusive promoter of all UK PBC events on ITV. This fight will be shown exclusively on ITV Box Office so it looks like US viewers may be out of luck.

Former IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs) will take on Chris Eubank Jr (27-2, 21 KOs) in an all-British non-title clash at London’s O2 Arena on February…
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Kyoguchi-Budler Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten former IBF 105-pound champ, Japanese puncher Hiroto Kyoguchi (12-0, 9 KOs), 107.75, captured his second world belt as he kept whipping WBA 108-pound titlist Hekkie Budler (32-4, 10 KOs), 106.75, with effective left uppercuts to the face and the side of the belly, weakened him round after round, and was awarded a TKO victory after the tenth round when Budler, 30, gave up going on because of his accumulation of punishment on Monday in Macao, China.
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The new champ Hiroto, 25, was ahead on points at Hekkie’s abrupt surrender—Reina Urbaez (Venezuela) 98-92, Derek Milham (Australia) 96-94, Chalerm Prayadsab (Thailand) 97-93, all in favor of the Japanese pressure fighter with his tight guard. The referee was Mark Calo-oy (US). Continue reading “Kyoguchi-Budler Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten former IBF 105-pound champ, Japanese puncher Hiroto Kyoguchi (12-0, 9 KOs), 107.75, captured his second world belt as he kept whipping WBA 108-pound…
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Mthalane-Sakamoto Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Ring-crafty and physically stronger South African, 36-year-old Moruti Mthalane (37-2, 25 KOs), 111.5, impressively retained his IBF flyweight belt as he continually battered game Japanese IBF#14 Masahiro Sakamoto (13-2, 9 KOs), 111.5, in furious exchanges of punches, and finally retired him with the doctor’s advice to the referee because of his closed right optic at the end of the tenth round on Monday at the Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao in China.
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The veteran champ, who made his first defense, was leading on points—Deon Dwarte (South Africa) 100-90, Katsuhiko Nakamura (Japan) 99-91 and Gil Co (Philippines) 98-92. The referee was Ignatius Missailidis (Australia). Continue reading “Mthalane-Sakamoto Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Ring-crafty and physically stronger South African, 36-year-old Moruti Mthalane (37-2, 25 KOs), 111.5, impressively retained his IBF flyweight belt as he continually battered game…
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Adrien Broner’s Jailhouse Moment

Adrien Broner reveals that he was sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial when he decided that, if released, he would dedicate his life to boxing.

“What the f*** am I gonna do if I get out,” Broner recalled. “I’m going to sell drugs? Nah, I’ll be back in here. I was like, I’m gonna box. I made up my mind that day that if God let me out of here, I’m gonna box. And then a week later I got out and I ran to the gym. And now I’m here fighting Pacquiao. I never thought in a million years I’d be here.”

Adrien Broner reveals that he was sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial when he decided that, if released, he would dedicate his life to boxing. – “What the f***…
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Andrade: I will prove I’m the best at middleweight

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) has vowed to dominate the middleweight division in 2019 – starting with the first defense of his world title against Artur Akavov (19-2, 8 KOs) on Friday January 18 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

“I’m out there trying to fight the undefeated guys, the champions, that’s what I want,” proclaimed Andrade. “I get in there with anyone at 160lbs – and I beat them all. It’s the time for the elite to fight each in 2019, people want to see me fight the big names and I want them. Continue reading “Andrade: I will prove I’m the best at middleweight”

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) has vowed to dominate the middleweight division in 2019 – starting with the first defense of his world title against Artur Akavov…
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Rigondeaux on Uzcategui-Plant undercard

Former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs) will return to action against Mexico’s Giovanni Delgado (16-8, 9 KOs) in an eight-round match on Sunday, January 13 from the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Rigondeaux will look to rebound from his defeat to Vasiliy Lomachenko last December. IBF super middleweight world champion Jose Uzcategui takes on unbeaten Caleb Plant in the main event.

Also announced on the card are 2016 Mexican Olympian Lindolfo Delgado (7-0, 7 KOs) in an eight round super lightweight fight and light heavyweight power-puncher Ahmed Elbiali (17-1, 14 KOs) against Allan Green (33-5, 22 KOs).

Former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs) will return to action against Mexico’s Giovanni Delgado (16-8, 9 KOs) in an eight-round match on Sunday, January 13 from the Microsoft…
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Pacquiao aiming to knock out Broner

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is planning to put some hurt on Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), when they collide on Saturday, January 19, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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“I am not making a prediction but my goal is to knock out Broner,” said Manny on Monday as he was wrapping his hands before starting a rigorous workout, which included 12 rounds of hitting the mitts the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. “I am looking for a knockout against Broner. I have to maximize the opportunity. I forgot how much fun winning a fight by knockout was until I stopped Lucas Matthyssee last summer to win the WBA welterweight title. It felt great to win that way and the fans loved it too, so why not try for it again? I have nothing personal against Adrien Broner. This fight is strictly business. He is fun. He makes me laugh. He knows how to sell himself and to sell a fight.” Continue reading “Pacquiao aiming to knock out Broner”

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is planning to put some hurt on Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), when they collide on Saturday, January 19, at the MGM…
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USA to host ALL January world title fights

Nine world title fights in January. Five WBA, one WBC, one IBF, and two WBO. All taking place in the United States.

January 13, Los Angeles
Jose Uzcategui vs. Caleb Plant
(IBF super middleweight title)

January 18, New York City
Demetrius Andrade vs. Artur Akavov
(WBO middleweight title)

January 19, Las Vegas
Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner
(WBA “regular” welterweight title)
Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne
(WBA interim light heavyweight title)
Nordine Oubaali vs. Rau’shee Warren
(WBC bantamweight title)
Jhack Tepora vs. Hugo Ruiz
(WBA interim featherweight title)

January 26, Houston
Jamie Munguia vs. Takeshi Inoue
(WBO junior middleweight title)
Jesus Rojas vs. Xu Can
(WBA featherweight title)

January 26, Brooklyn
Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez
(WBA welterweight “super” title)

Nine world title fights in January. Five WBA, one WBC, one IBF, and two WBO. All taking place in the United States. January 13, Los Angeles Jose Uzcategui vs. Caleb…
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Ito-Chuprakov Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBO junior lightweight champ Masayuki Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs), 130, successfully made his initial defense when he battered #1 ranked Russian Evgeny Chuprakov (20-1, 10 Kos), 129.25, so furiously that his cornerman tossed in the towel for surrender at 2:11 of the seventh round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Ito took r the initiative from the outset, had Chuprakov hurt with fast combinations and finally caught up with him in the fatal session. Laurence Cole (US) was the referee.
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There is a funny story. Masayuki brilliantly acquired the vacant WBO belt by upsetting previously unbeaten Puerto Rican Christopher Diaz in Kissimmee, Florida, last July. The newly crowned Japanese highly and logically expected he would be welcomed by a great many people at the airport upon his return to Tokyo, where, however, there were none but few boxing journalists awaiting him. Then, Ito realized that a single victory wasn’t enough to be famous and he must score more and more wins in his future title defenses. Time has come for Masayuki, a Japanese version of Cinderella Man, to prove his worth in his first defense of the main event featuring a tripleheader telecast nationwide. Continue reading “Ito-Chuprakov Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBO junior lightweight champ Masayuki Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs), 130, successfully made his initial defense when he battered #1 ranked Russian Evgeny Chuprakov…
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Takuma Inoue-Petch Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten brother of “the Monster” Naoya, Takuma Inoue (13-0, 3 KOs), 118, successfully followed his footstep as he acquired the vacant WBC interim bantamweight belt by winning a unanimous decision over Petch CP Freshmart (AKA Tasana Salapat; 48-1, 33 KOs), 118, over twelve heats on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.
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All the judges—Steve Morrow, Perla Rodriguez (both US) and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) —agreed with a 117-111 tally in favor of Takuma. But it wasn’t an easy fight at all since Petch, a taller southpaw, was an aggressor stalking the fast-handed Takuma, who often countered him with precision. After the eighth, the open scoring system showed Takuma leading on points—77-75, 78-74, 79-73. Petch, in round twelve, had Takuma at bay with a flurry of punches, pinning him to the ropes, but Takuma desperately fought back hard to survive the final crisis. The third man was Frank Garza (US). Continue reading “Takuma Inoue-Petch Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten brother of “the Monster” Naoya, Takuma Inoue (13-0, 3 KOs), 118, successfully followed his footstep as he acquired the vacant WBC interim…
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Ken Shiro-Juarez Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten footworker Ken Shiro (15-0, 8 KOs), 107.5, successfully retained his WBC light-flyweight belt as he kept moving all night to avert the retaliation of Mexican Saul “Baby” Juarez (24-9-2, 13 Kos), 108, and pounded out a lopsided decision over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Steve Morrow (US) 120-108, Perla Rodriguez (US) and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both 119-109, all for the baby-faced champ who registered his fifth defense. The referee was Vic Drakulich (US).
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It was a unanimous victory for the prohibitive favorite, but it might be a disappointment for Ken himself and people that expected a big KO win by the champ. The much shorter and busy-moving Mexican showed his heart and durability against Ken’s combinations upstairs and downstairs. There were no knockdowns against the audience’s high expectation. Continue reading “Ken Shiro-Juarez Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten footworker Ken Shiro (15-0, 8 KOs), 107.5, successfully retained his WBC light-flyweight belt as he kept moving all night to avert the…
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South Africa Boxing Roundup for 2018

By Ron Jackson

Zolani Tete from the Eastern Cape is a worthy Supersport Boxer of the Year. The southpaw Tete retained his WBO bantamweight belt with successful defenses against Andres Narvaez and Mikhael Aloyan and advanced to the semifinal of the World Boxing Super Series.

Even though Hekkie Budler lost his WBA junior-flyweight belt at the end of the year to Hiroto Kyoguchi, he must be given honorable mention for traveling to Japan, to score an upset win over Ryoichi Taguchi to claim three belts in one night.

Budler won the IBF, WBA and Ring magazine light-flyweight belts which is unprecedented in the history of South African boxing and was elevated to the WBA “super” junior–flyweight champion.

After he was offered a ridiculously low purse to defend the IBF belt, Budler decided to relinquish it.

The 36-year-old Moruti Mthalane must be commended for regaining the IBF flyweight belt in July and making a successful defense in December. Continue reading “South Africa Boxing Roundup for 2018”

By Ron Jackson Zolani Tete from the Eastern Cape is a worthy Supersport Boxer of the Year. The southpaw Tete retained his WBO bantamweight belt with successful defenses against Andres…
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Flores camp rips Parker, NZ Commission

Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing CEO-Co-Founder Keith Veltre has (incorrectly) slammed the Professional Boxing Commission New Zealand (PBCNZ) regarding the Joseph Parker vs. Alexander “The Great” Flores heavyweight fight, held earlier this month, due to Parker’s low blows resulting in Flores being knocked out in the third round.

PBCNZ President Ioana Schwalger reached out to Fightnews.com® with the following statement: “The PBCNZ (Professional Boxing Commission of New Zealand) had nothing to do with this promotion and did not officiate these fights. It is the NZPBA (New Zealand Professional Boxing Association) who commissioned these fights and who the referee John Conway is associated with, not PBCNZ.”

That said, Team Flores isn’t happy with the officiating or Parker.

“As excited as we were for Flores to face-off against Parker,” Veltre said, “we are equally disappointed with Parker’s dirty antics. It was clear that the referee not only favored Parker, but he also lacked enough knowledge to be officiating in the ring. Cleary, though, the New Zealand commission is just as inexperienced with high-caliber fights like this. If it wants to continue pursuing larger fights, then I would suggest it makes sure there is an equal playing field in New Zealand for all foreign fighters.” Continue reading “Flores camp rips Parker, NZ Commission”

Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing CEO-Co-Founder Keith Veltre has (incorrectly) slammed the Professional Boxing Commission New Zealand (PBCNZ) regarding the Joseph Parker vs. Alexander “The Great” Flores heavyweight fight, held earlier…
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Mayweather destroys Nasukawa in one

Former world champion and future Hall of Famer Floyd “Money” Mayweather easily demolished kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of a boxing exhibition on Monday night at the Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan. Smiling the whole way, 41-year-old Floyd dropped 20-year-old Nasukawa three times before the one-sided slaughter was halted. The result will not go on either fighters’ official boxing or MMA records.

Former world champion and future Hall of Famer Floyd “Money” Mayweather easily demolished kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of a boxing exhibition on Monday night at the…
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