Charlo Bros Final Press Conference

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Before they enter the ring in primetime this Saturday, December 22, fighters competing went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference for their matchups at Barclays Center in Broolyn. The event is headlined by the Charlo Twins defending their world titles and a heavyweight showdown between Dominic Breazeale and Carlos Negron. Jermall Charlo, who won a coin toss with his brother, will close the show in a 12-round WBC interim middleweight championship bout against Matt Korobov, while Jermell Charlo will battle Tony Harrison in defense of the WBC super welterweight world title.
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In the spirit of the season, fighters were joined on stage by Santa Claus as he too prepares for his biggest night of the year. Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from the Barclays Center GEICO Atrium:

Jermall Charlo

“Once I heard about the new opponent, I knew that we had work to do. Nothing I can do about someone who was unprofessional. I didn’t put my head down; I knew that we’d make another fight. I’m glad that Korobov stepped up to the plate. I think it’s going to be a great fight.

“Every fight is tough. I’m not sleeping on this guy. I’m sleeping this guy. Continue reading “Charlo Bros Final Press Conference”

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions Before they enter the ring in primetime this Saturday, December 22, fighters competing went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference for their matchups at Barclays…
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Palicte-Martinez clash in WBO eliminator

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions will co-promote a potential early candidate for the 2019 Fight of the Year, when world title challenger “Mighty” Aston Palicte (24-2-1, 20 KOs) takes on unbeaten Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (20-0-2, 13 KOs) in a World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior bantamweight title eliminator on Thursday, January 31, at Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine, California (located 35 miles outside of San Diego). Palicte-Martinez will headline a soon-to-be-announced card in the 12-round main event, held on the Thursday night of Super Bowl week.

The winner of the Palicte vs. Martinez title eliminator will become the mandatory challenger for the winner of the New Year’s Eve match in China for the vacant WBO Junior Bantamweight World Championship, between No. 1 contender Donnie Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOs) and No. 3-rated Kazuito Ioka (23-1, 13 KOs).

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Idigov stops Konstantin in four

WBO #13 super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov returned to action last Tuesday inside the Pyramid in Kazan, Russia, with a TKO 4 (0:01) over Russian veteran Konstantin “The Volga Cossack” Piternov.

Showing his trademark aggression and pinpoint accuracy, the abnormally strong Idigov wore down his normally durable countryman with sustained pressure. After a brutal three-round assault, Piternov elected not to come out for the fourth of their scheduled 10-rounder.

With the victory, Idigov is now 15-0, 7 KOs. Continue reading “Idigov stops Konstantin in four”

WBO #13 super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov returned to action last Tuesday inside the Pyramid in Kazan, Russia, with a TKO 4 (0:01) over Russian veteran Konstantin “The Volga…
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Top Rank to co-promote Alvarez

Top Rank announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) to co-promote WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez. Alvarez’s first bout under this co-promotional agreement will be February 2 at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, for his rematch against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Continue reading “Top Rank to co-promote Alvarez”

Top Rank announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) to co-promote WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez. Alvarez’s first bout under this…
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Whyte, Chisora Quick Quotes

Heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) faced off today at the final press conference for their clash on Saturday in London. Here’s what they had to say:

Dereck Chisora: “I can’t afford the judges. I will pound him, hit him, pound him, hit him…this isn’t a risky fight for me. I will take what’s his, and make it mine.”

Dillian Whyte: “He won’t be pounding me. There’s levels to this thing. I’m improving with every fight. Derek will see how strong I am. I’m used to people trying to get into my head, I don’t think even Derek himself knows what he is doing.”

Heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) faced off today at the final press conference for their clash on Saturday in London. Here’s what…
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Plant vows to dethrone Uzcategui

Unbeaten 168-pound contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant took time to talk about his January 13 world title challenge against IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui in the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Plant (17-0, 10 KOs) is training for the fight at City Boxing Las Vegas.

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“Everyone says Jose Uzcategui is the bogeyman, but after January 13th, I don’t want no excuses,” said Plant. “He is a top fighter in the division, but I will take that spot after I take his title from him. All I can tell him is BE READY!”

“I will be crowned champion!”

Unbeaten 168-pound contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant took time to talk about his January 13 world title challenge against IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui in the Microsoft Theatre at L.A.…
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Korobov poised for unexpected title chance

Middleweight Matt Korobov talks about stepping in as a late substitute against WBC interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “It was a surprise to get the call for this fight,” said Korobov. “I was sleeping and preparing for my second workout of the day. But I was training hard already so I accepted right away.

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“I’ve been preparing as hard as I can to make everything go exactly how I want it to on Saturday. It’s short notice but we’ve made the proper adjustments to the fight plan and we’ll be ready to make it happen in the ring. Continue reading “Korobov poised for unexpected title chance”

Middleweight Matt Korobov talks about stepping in as a late substitute against WBC interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “It was a surprise…
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Video: Izim Izbaki Pro Debut

Check out the pro debut of highly decorated amateur and world kickboxing champion Izim Izbaki (1-0, 1 KO). Izbaki is a 6’9 heavyweight giant from Kazakhstan and is labeled as one to watch from prospects coming out of FSU.

Check out the pro debut of highly decorated amateur and world kickboxing champion Izim Izbaki (1-0, 1 KO). Izbaki is a 6’9 heavyweight giant from Kazakhstan and is labeled as…
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Sakkreerin defeats Silvestre

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF #10 Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (38-6-1) won a twelve-round unanimous decision over Orlie Silvestre (12-5-1) for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific flyweight championship on Wednesday at the Panchareon Market, Nonthaburi, Thailand. Sakkreerin controlled the bout in most of the rounds connecting with long range combinations on the aggressive Silvestre. At the conclusion of the exciting bout, Sakkreerin was crowned the winner by scores of 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.
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Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Sakkreerin Jr has moved from 108 pounds to 112 pounds and has shown more power as a flyweight. Thailand boxing fans are waiting for the history-making first Thailand Father/Son world champion. Fahlan Sakkreerin Sr is a former IBF mini-flyweight champion. Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr is ready to become the IBF flyweight champion in 2019.”

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF #10 Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (38-6-1) won a twelve-round unanimous decision over Orlie Silvestre (12-5-1) for the vacant IBF Pan…
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Warrington-Frampton Final Press Conference

The final press conference took place today ahead of Josh Warrington’s (27-0) IBF world featherweight title defense against Carl Frampton (26-1) at Manchester Arena on Saturday night (22nd December) live on BT Sport Box Office and ESPN+.
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Josh Warrington

“Carl has seen his a*se a bit with some stuff I have read but there are tensions when the fight gets close. I have been preparing for Carl at his prime and that excites me to graft my backside off. I have gained confidence and momentum from beating Lee Selby and I will find new levels this weekend. People say I should have had a steady defence, but I want the best and after this I’ll go to the States and fight Oscar Valdez.

Carl Frampton

“I’m excited, relaxed and looking forward to a good tough fight. My nature is laid back and I will be until the ring walk. There is an edge and tension as it gets closer, but there is respect between us. I got a text message from a good friend and he said’ ‘total respect, but no fear’ and that is what this is. I believe I am better than ever because I was beating Leo Santa Cruz and Scott Quigg when I wasn’t enjoying boxing. I believe he is a very good fighter, but I beat any featherweight in the world on my day. The ambition is there more than ever because I have been written off. The fire is burning in me and people will see in a dog fight that I am not over the hill. Continue reading “Warrington-Frampton Final Press Conference”

The final press conference took place today ahead of Josh Warrington’s (27-0) IBF world featherweight title defense against Carl Frampton (26-1) at Manchester Arena on Saturday night (22nd December) live…
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Oscar Valdez returns on Alvarez-Kovalev card

The hotly anticipated light heavyweight world title rematch featuring WBO champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and challenger Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev will stream live on ESPN+ and headline a huge night of boxing that will showcase a quartet of meaningful fights — including three world title bouts — spread across ESPN/ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Ford Center at The Star, home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and training facility.

Alvarez-Kovalev 2 and the return of unbeaten lightweight sensation Teofimo “Brooklyn” Lopez, fresh off a 44-second knockout of Mason Menard on Dec. 8, will stream live on ESPN+.

Before the action turns to ESPN+, a pair of world title fights will take place on ESPN.

Oscar Valdez will make the fifth defense of his WBO featherweight title against the unbeaten Carmine “Mr. Wolf” Tommasone. Valdez will be making his first ring appearance since suffering a severely broken jaw in a March 10 unanimous decision win against an overweight Scott Quigg.

In the ESPN-televised co-feature, Richard Commey will battle Isa Chaniev for the vacant IBF lightweight world title.

The hotly anticipated light heavyweight world title rematch featuring WBO champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and challenger Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev will stream live on ESPN+ and headline a huge night of…
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Davis vs. Mares set for Feb 9

Two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) will defend his WBA title against three-division world champion Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, February 9 live on SHOWTIME from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Gervonta Davis: “I’m very excited to be showcased in my first main event in the United States on February 9. I want to make a statement in this fight by putting on a tremendous performance against an experienced world champion like Abner Mares. I plan on showing everyone why I belong in pound-for-pound discussions and why I’m the most exciting champion in boxing today. You don’t want to miss it!”

Abner Mares: “I wanted this fight and I want this challenge against Gervonta Davis. I’m preparing well and I will add my fifth world title in my fourth weight class on February 9 on SHOWTIME.”

Continue reading “Davis vs. Mares set for Feb 9”

Two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) will defend his WBA title against three-division world champion Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, February 9 live on…
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Cletus Seldin returns Jan 26

Star Boxing returns to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, on January 26th with Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (22-1, 18 KOs) against Adam “Bad Boy” Mate (28-13, 21 KOs), in a scheduled 10 round jr welterweight contest. Seldin is coming fresh off his first round knockout of Nelson Lara last month in Oklahoma on ESPN+.

Star Boxing returns to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, on January 26th with Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (22-1, 18 KOs) against Adam “Bad Boy” Mate (28-13, 21 KOs), in…
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Hanna Gabriels opens training camp

Women’s World Champion Hanna Gabriels Returns to Defend Against Sarah Dwyer on January 26

Having solidified herself as a legitimate women’s star in her own right with her gallant performance against Claressa Shields last June, world champion Hanna Gabriels (18-2-1, 11 KOs) will return to her homeland to face Australia’s Sarah Dwyer on Saturday, January 26, at the Avenida Escazu in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The 10-round battle will be in defense of Gabriels’ WBA Super Welterweight Championship.

Dwyer (3-4-2, 1 KO) is coming off a draw for the Australian Championship against undefeated Tayla Harris in November. Continue reading “Hanna Gabriels opens training camp”

Women’s World Champion Hanna Gabriels Returns to Defend Against Sarah Dwyer on January 26 Having solidified herself as a legitimate women’s star in her own right with her gallant performance…
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Meet the Mini-Klitschkos

Charlie Edwards believes he and his brother Sunny are set to reign supreme in the flyweight division as the Klitschko brothers did at heavyweight. Edwards (13-1, 6 KOs) takes on Cristofer Rosales for the WBC world title at The O2 on Saturday and with Sunny having recently adding the WBO International to the WBO European crown, the future looks bright for the diminutive siblings.
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Charlie Edwards said: “Sunny and I have been pushing each other on and egging each other on all the time. We are going to be like mini-Klitschkos. Continue reading “Meet the Mini-Klitschkos”

Charlie Edwards believes he and his brother Sunny are set to reign supreme in the flyweight division as the Klitschko brothers did at heavyweight. Edwards (13-1, 6 KOs) takes on…
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Prospect Watch: Omar Aguilar

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Unbeaten super lightweight terror Omar “Pollo” Aguilar will be on the undercard when Zanfer wraps up its 2018 schedule on Saturday at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana. Aguilar (10-0, 10 KOs) has won 9 of his 10 fights in the first round. He will face Emanuel “Peligro” Herrera (6-5, 2 KOs) in an eight rounder.

In the headliners, Jose Briegel “Gallito” Quirino meets Renoel Pael and former world champion Juan “Churritos” Hernández takes on Julio Cesar “Nino” Castillo.

Unbeaten super lightweight terror Omar “Pollo” Aguilar will be on the undercard when Zanfer wraps up its 2018 schedule on Saturday at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana. Aguilar (10-0, 10…
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Feigenbutz returns Jan 26

Former WBA super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (29-0, 26 KOs) will take on will take on Przemyslaw Opalach (27-2, 22 KOs) on January 26 at the Ufgauhalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. The bout will be for the GBU super middleweight world title. Feigenbutz, still just 23, has an eight fight winning streak since losing the WBA belt to Giovanni De Carolis three years ago.

Former WBA super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (29-0, 26 KOs) will take on will take on Przemyslaw Opalach (27-2, 22 KOs) on January 26 at the Ufgauhalle in Karlsruhe, Germany.…
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Adrien Broner Media Day in Miami

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner hosted a media workout at Miami Beach’s famed 5th Street Gym on Tuesday as he prepares to face Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao for his World Boxing Association welterweight world title on Showtime PPV Saturday, January 19 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Cincinnati’s Broner, one of boxing’s most colorful personalities, is training under the tutelage of Kevin Cunningham in nearby West Palm Beach, Fla.

Adrien Broner: “This fight is real important. This is a hell of a fight not only for me but for the sport. This is a fight that needed to happen for the sport and we are going to put on a hell of a show. I always knew that one day I would be having fights like this. Honestly I thought he [Pacquiao] would be done with boxing by now but I always knew I would have a fight of this magnitude on this platform, pay-per-view and all and now I’m here. Continue reading “Adrien Broner Media Day in Miami”

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner hosted a media workout at Miami Beach’s famed 5th Street Gym on Tuesday as he prepares to face Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao for his…
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Almonte handily defeats Garcia

By Robert Coster

In a mammoth card offered by Cruz and Rodriguez Promotion on Monday night in Santiago, Dominican Republic, hot prospect Junior Almonte (11-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBC Fecarbox bantamweight title with a clear-cut eight round decision over countryman Donny Garcia (16-4, 5 KOs).
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As is his custom, the baby-faced Almonte did honor to his nickname of “Bombita “(little bomb) by punishing Garcia with body punches and uppercuts, looking to make it a short night. Garcia held tough up to the final bell however, counterpunching enough to make the fight interesting and action-packed. Continue reading “Almonte handily defeats Garcia”

By Robert Coster In a mammoth card offered by Cruz and Rodriguez Promotion on Monday night in Santiago, Dominican Republic, hot prospect Junior Almonte (11-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBC…
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Showtime picks up Whyte-Chisora

SHOWTIME Sports will present the rematch between top-rated heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora this Saturday, December 22 live on SHOWTIME at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. The event will air live on air and via the networks’ streaming service. Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) and Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) will go toe-to-toe once again in a rematch of one of 2016’s best fights, live from London’s The O2 on Showtime Boxing International. The all-British affair between the bitter rivals has been brewing since Whyte narrowly edged Chisora in a back-and-forth slugfest that necessitated a rematch.

SHOWTIME Sports will present the rematch between top-rated heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora this Saturday, December 22 live on SHOWTIME at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. The event…
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Little: I’m mentally stronger than Price

Heavyweight Tom Little says he is mentally tougher than David Price and is planning on taking the Liverpudlian giant to ‘deep and dark places’ to get the win. Little and Price clash on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Derek Chisora at The O2 in London this Saturday.

Like Little, Price has suffered back-to-back defeats in 2018. He was brutally stopped by Alexander Povetkin after initially flooring the Russian last March and then a fight against Sergey Kuzmin in September was cut short when Price suffered an injury.

Little believes Price is vulnerable and plans on taking full advantage when they meet over eight rounds. Continue reading “Little: I’m mentally stronger than Price”

Heavyweight Tom Little says he is mentally tougher than David Price and is planning on taking the Liverpudlian giant to ‘deep and dark places’ to get the win. Little and…
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Results from Switzerland

Former Kickboxing world champion Faton “El Vulcano” Vukshinaj (9-0-1, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over David Bauza (6-7-3, 3 KOs) in a middleweight bout on Saturday night in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland.
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In a heavyweight fight, former David Haye opponent Arnold Gjergjaj (32-2, 24 KOs) won by fourth round KO against Mirko Tintor (14-3-1, 7 KOs).

Former Kickboxing world champion Faton “El Vulcano” Vukshinaj (9-0-1, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over David Bauza (6-7-3, 3 KOs) in a middleweight bout on Saturday…
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Uldedaj wins WBO Youth title

Photos: Team SES / E. Popova + I. Doda

Cruiserweight Jurgen Uldedaj (10-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Nicolas Leandro Arganaraz (7-1, 2 KOs) over ten rounds to claim the WBO Youth title at the Olimpik Arena in Tirana, Albania.
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Uldedaj dropped Arganaraz in round four and went on to win 98-91 across the board. The SES-promoted event was the first big-time boxing card in Albania in many years. Continue reading “Uldedaj wins WBO Youth title”

Photos: Team SES / E. Popova + I. Doda Cruiserweight Jurgen Uldedaj (10-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Nicolas Leandro Arganaraz (7-1, 2 KOs) over ten rounds to claim the WBO Youth…
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Chisora: I’m going to war

Bitter British heavyweight rivals Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora collide in one of the most eagerly awaited rematches in recent years at The O2 in London on December 22, exclusively live in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office and on DAZN in the US. The charismatic, unpredictable, but exciting Chisora spoke candidly with Love Island 2018 runner-up Josh Denzel and gave an interesting insight on a number of points around the big-fight this Saturday night.

On the rematch…
The first fight was a great fight but they gave it to him, and I was like, why? because I did more work than this guy and they gave it to him because he’s the home fighter. I kept on saying, I want the rematch, I want the rematch, and they didn’t want to give it to me and they were pushing Dillian towards AJ, and then suddenly people kept saying they want the rematch, so they gave it to me. Continue reading “Chisora: I’m going to war”

Bitter British heavyweight rivals Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora collide in one of the most eagerly awaited rematches in recent years at The O2 in London on December 22, exclusively…
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Shields named Female Fighter of the Year

WBA, WBC, IBF unified middleweight champion Claressa Shields has been named 2018 Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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“I am thrilled and honored to receive the Fighter of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. It is a dream come true, and it furthers my goal to lift women’s boxing to new levels,” Shields said in the announcement. Continue reading “Shields named Female Fighter of the Year”

WBA, WBC, IBF unified middleweight champion Claressa Shields has been named 2018 Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. “I am thrilled and honored to…
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