Garcia targets Smith

Roberto “Amenaza” Garcia wants to reclaim his WBC Silver Belt Championship and what better way than to match him up with England’s Liam Smith for the vacant title. Garcia (41-4, 24 KOs), who has been in training since losing his Silver belt to Martin Murray in a 12-round unanimous decision on June 23, is ready to take on the durable Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) for the belt. “I saw Smith’s fight against Jaime Munguia for the WBO Super Welterweight title on television,” said Garcia. “It was an all-out war and I feel that the two of us can bring the same type of fight and intensity into the ring for the title. I’m ready to go.” Continue reading “Garcia targets Smith”

Roberto “Amenaza” Garcia wants to reclaim his WBC Silver Belt Championship and what better way than to match him up with England’s Liam Smith for the vacant title. Garcia (41-4,…
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Rob Brant ready for ‘next assignment’

Brand-new WBA World Middleweight Champion Rob “Bravo” Brant says he goes everywhere with his new best friend. “The belt hasn’t left my side since they handed it to me,” laughs the personable new champion from Saint Paul, Minnesota. 28-year-old Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) says he went into his main-event showdown with then-champion Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs), last Saturday night at the Park MGM in Las Vegas (and live on ESPN+), unaware he was such a heavy underdog.

“I really did go into it very confident I would win, just off the preparations we did,” said Brant, who was having his first fight with former world champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad as his trainer. “I tried to stay away from news when I was in training, so I had no idea how big of an underdog I was. We had a post-fight press conference and that was when I found out. When reporters were asking about it. I had no idea. It wouldn’t have deterred me anyway if I had known.” Continue reading “Rob Brant ready for ‘next assignment’”

Brand-new WBA World Middleweight Champion Rob “Bravo” Brant says he goes everywhere with his new best friend. “The belt hasn’t left my side since they handed it to me,” laughs…
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Bumper tournament at Emperors Palace on Dec 8

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced details of a bumper tournament to be held on December 8 at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, with the highly anticipated return match between southpaws Tommy Oosthuizen and Thabiso Mchunu for the ABU cruiserweight title, heading the bill.

In the first match-up on September 1, Oosthuizen (28-1-2, 16 KOs) moving up a division captured the vacant African Boxing Union cruiserweight title on a majority 12 round points decision. The referee was Simon Mokadi with judges, Thabo Spampool and Francis Manning both scoring the fight 115-113 and judge Phumeza Zinakile had it 114-114. Continue reading “Bumper tournament at Emperors Palace on Dec 8”

By Ron Jackson Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced details of a bumper tournament to be held on December 8 at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, with the…
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WBO Convention weights from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal


Francisco Fonseca 129.75 vs Joan Vasquez 128.5
(WBO Latino super featherweight title)

Jean Carlos Rivera 125.75 vs Jason Sanchez 125.5
Agustin Gauto 107 vs Jose Antonio Jimenez 108
Jonathan Arias 114.25 vs Jeyvier Cintron DNW
Yenifel Vicente 121.5 vs Victor Proa 121
Jose Beitia 133 vs Eliecer Tenorio 133

Venue: Hotel El Panama
Promoter: PR Best Boxing-Peter Rivera

By Héctor Villarreal Francisco Fonseca 129.75 vs Joan Vasquez 128.5 (WBO Latino super featherweight title) Jean Carlos Rivera 125.75 vs Jason Sanchez 125.5 Agustin Gauto 107 vs Jose Antonio Jimenez…
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Bohachuk annihilates Montes in one

Unbeaten middleweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (11-0, 11 KOs) scored a first round KO over Ronald Montes (18-11, 16 KOs) in the main event on Tuesday night’s “Hollywood Fight Night” card at The Avalon in Hollywood, California. A left hook to the jaw laid out Montes at the 1:50 mark.

Unbeaten middleweight Jonathan Esquivel (8-0, 7 KOs) went the distance for the first time against Rowdy Montgomery (5-2-1, 4 KOs). After six rounds, scores were 59-54, 59-54, 58-55. Rowdy down in round two. Continue reading “Bohachuk annihilates Montes in one”

Unbeaten middleweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (11-0, 11 KOs) scored a first round KO over Ronald Montes (18-11, 16 KOs) in the main event on Tuesday night’s “Hollywood Fight Night”…
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Abdukakhorov-Obara IBF eliminator Jan 5

Unbeaten Uzbek welterweight Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs) and heavy-handed former world title challenger Keita Obara (20-3-1, 18 KOs) of Japan will square off January 5th in Malaysia in an IBF eliminator. Abdukakhorov was ordered to fight former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs), but when Vargas declined Obara was the next available contender in line. The winner of the bout will be placed as number #1 ranked contender and mandatory to current unbeaten world champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs).

Unbeaten Uzbek welterweight Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs) and heavy-handed former world title challenger Keita Obara (20-3-1, 18 KOs) of Japan will square off January 5th in Malaysia in an…
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As HBO winds down their last few boxing telecasts, it has come this: “2 Days” a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. HBO cameras followed Bivol this past August when he faced off against Isaac Chilemba. The Bivol special airs Tuesday, November 13. Bivol then defends his title against Jean Pascal on HBO November 24. A December 8 HBO show featuring Chocolatito Gonzalez is in the works, and then after 45 years, the once proud network is throwing in the towel on boxing in 2019.

As HBO winds down their last few boxing telecasts, it has come this: “2 Days” a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of WBA light…
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Martin: I have nothing to lose, pressure all on Taylor

USA’s Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin feels confident in beating ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Josh Taylor when they meet in a 140 lb Ali Trophy Quarter-Final on Saturday at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, but Taylor is calm before the storm. “I don’t mind fighting in Scotland, for me, it’s just another ring,” said Martin (22-0, 12 KOs) who trains at The Summit in Big Bear, California under the guidance of famous coach Abel Sanchez.

“I need to go there and do what I do best; showcase my skills and come out victorious. I know Taylor is a good boxer but nothing overwhelming. I believe I’m faster, more athletic and just as strong as him. I think my speed is going to play a key difference.” Continue reading “Martin: I have nothing to lose, pressure all on Taylor”

USA’s Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin feels confident in beating ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Josh Taylor when they meet in a 140 lb Ali Trophy Quarter-Final on Saturday at The SSE Hydro…
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Bonus Action from Detroit

Watch undefeated super flyweight contender from Detroit Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” Oquinn as he scores a second round TKO over former world title challenger Christian Esquivel last Saturday at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.

Watch undefeated super flyweight contender from Detroit Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” Oquinn as he scores a second round TKO over former world title challenger Christian Esquivel last Saturday at…
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Hollywood Fight Night Weights

Bohachuk Vs Montes
Photo: Lina Baker

Serhii Bohachuk 157.2 vs.Ronald Montes 157.8
Jonathan Esquivel 160 vs.Rowdy Montgomery 158.2
Humberto Rubalcava 120.8 vs.Robert Pucheta 123
Marco Deckman 196 vs. Jose Jesus Hurtado 198.8
Adrian Corona 131 vs. Gabriel Serrano 130
Devon Lee 141.8 vs. Kenny Brown 142.2
Teodoro Alonso 131 vs.Jamie Miranda 132

Venue: The Avalon, Hollywood, California
Promoter: 360 Promotions
TV: 360promotions.us

Serhii Bohachuk 157.2 vs.Ronald Montes 157.8 Jonathan Esquivel 160 vs.Rowdy Montgomery 158.2 Humberto Rubalcava 120.8 vs.Robert Pucheta 123 Marco Deckman 196 vs. Jose Jesus Hurtado 198.8 Adrian Corona 131 vs.…
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WBO 31st annual convention kicks off in Panama

By David Finger

The 31st annual WBO convention kicked off Monday at the Hotel El Panama Convention Center in downtown Panama City, Panama. The event opened Monday morning with the ever popular golf tournament and concluded that evening with the welcome reception back at the hotel. Business will start on Tuesday morning at with the first session scheduled for 8AM followed by the opening ceremony at the Topacio Room at the Hotel El Panama.


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By David Finger The 31st annual WBO convention kicked off Monday at the Hotel El Panama Convention Center in downtown Panama City, Panama. The event opened Monday morning with the…
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Big Baby: I am going in for the kill

Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller talks about his November 17 showdown against unbeaten banger Bogdan Dinu at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, live on DAZN.

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Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

“Credit to Bodgan for taking the fight,” said Big Baby. “I’m fighting people I have no animosity to! He’s undefeated, he’s been in camp for a fight last weekend, so I know he’s in shape. it’s been a long journey to get to where we are today, I’m finally at the stage where I am getting that title shot and being in a place to fight the big guys. The proof is in the pudding, being big is not a crime. Big Baby is big and I’m going to keep throwing big punches and getting big wins. Continue reading “Big Baby: I am going in for the kill”

Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller talks about his November 17 showdown against unbeaten banger Bogdan Dinu at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, live on DAZN. “Credit to…
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Alexy Zubov Detroit Training Camp

Salita Promotions and My Art My Rules team up to bring an original series titled “Detroit Brawl” training camp which will highlight the resurrection of world class professional boxing in the championship city of Detroit.


Behind the scenes features will showcase local and international fighters who come to Detroit with one goal to become world champions. Continue reading “Alexy Zubov Detroit Training Camp”

Salita Promotions and My Art My Rules team up to bring an original series titled “Detroit Brawl” training camp which will highlight the resurrection of world class professional boxing in…
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Contenders featured Nov 10 in Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

Shuan Boxing Promotions and its dynamic CEO Belgica Pena are getting set to offer Dominican boxing fans a card in Santo Domingo on November 10th with a slew of world rated boxers and unbeaten prospects. Headlining the event is former WBA interim light heavyweight world champion and WBA #6 rated Felix Valera (16-2, 14 KOs) against unbeaten Bryan Perez (11-0, 7 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

Also, up and coming WBA #13 lightweight Jackson Marinez (14-0, 4 KOs) will defend his WBA Fedelatin belt against veteran Jesus Arevalo (27-3-1, 15 KOs) of Mexico, while unbeaten WBA #5 super lightweight Alberto Puello (15-0, 8 KOs) will face David Bency (14-9, 4 KOs) of Nicaragua. Bency is coming off two consecutive wins over more touted Winston Ramos. Continue reading “Contenders featured Nov 10 in Santo Domingo”

By Robert Coster Shuan Boxing Promotions and its dynamic CEO Belgica Pena are getting set to offer Dominican boxing fans a card in Santo Domingo on November 10th with a…
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Hill hammers Acosta in Hobbs, NM

By David Finger

Hobbs, New Mexico, hosted another successful boxing show this Saturday (October 27) and may have witnessed the birth of a real life boxing rivalry, bad blood and all. Desmond “Dez” Hill dominated the normally durable Omar Acosta, pounding Acosta relentlessly before stopping him in the fourth round.

Leading up to the fight Maurice Jackson (1-0, 1 KO), who was scheduled to fight in the co-main event but saw his fight fall through the day of the weigh-in, entered the ring to let fans know that he wanted to step in with Hill next. Continue reading “Hill hammers Acosta in Hobbs, NM”

By David Finger Hobbs, New Mexico, hosted another successful boxing show this Saturday (October 27) and may have witnessed the birth of a real life boxing rivalry, bad blood and…
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Petalcorin suffered internal bleeding

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Promoter Peter Maniatis said his fighter Randy Petalcorin suffered internal bleeding during his brutal seventh round loss against Felix Alvarado on Monday night in Manila, Philippines.
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“It was even after the sixth on the IBF scorecards,” said Maniatis. “Randy was suffering internal bleeding from the third round and was swallowing too much of his own blood, finding it hard to breathe. We aren’t sure what caused Randy to bleed internally, but he suffered low blows during the fight. Felix Alvarado is a beast, toughest guy in the division and Randy was beating him. Continue reading “Petalcorin suffered internal bleeding”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Promoter Peter Maniatis said his fighter Randy Petalcorin suffered internal bleeding during his brutal seventh round loss against Felix Alvarado on Monday night…
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Valdez targets Warrington-Frampton winner

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez is demanding a unification showdown against Josh Warrington or Carl Frampton. Warrington makes the first defense of his IBF title against Frampton at the Manchester Arena on December 22nd and the winner is set to be heading straight into a mega fight against Valdez who has made four defenses of the title he won in July 2016 against Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda.

Valdez who has won all 24 professional fights, 19 by KO said: “I have always said that I want to fight the best. Frampton and Warrington are both big names in the sport. I’m ready to fight the winner and unify titles.”

Valdez’s promoter Bob Arum has said he has already spoke with Frank Warren about matching the winner of the Christmas cracker between Warrington and Frampton. Continue reading “Valdez targets Warrington-Frampton winner”

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez is demanding a unification showdown against Josh Warrington or Carl Frampton. Warrington makes the first defense of his IBF title against Frampton at the Manchester…
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Alvarado KOs Petalcorin to win IBF flyweight title

In a firefight for the vacant IBF light flyweight title, Felix Alvarado (34-2, 30 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Randy Petalcorin (29-3-1, 22 KOs) on Monday night at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Manila, Philippines. Alvarado was very aggressive and was often able to push Petalcorin to the ropes where both traded big shots. Alvarado’s relentless attack finally paid dividends in round seven when his body shots dropped Petalcorin three times to end it! Time was 2:04.

WBO Oriental flyweight titleholder Giemel Magramo (22-1, 18 KOs) scored a third round KO over Petchchorchae Kokietgym (17-2, 8 KOs). A body shot finished Kokietgym. Time was 2:48.

Unbeaten flyweight Dave “Doberman” Apolinario (9-0, 6 KOs) needed just 67 seconds to take down Joan Imperial (14-8-6, 9 KOs). A bodyshot ended it.

In a firefight for the vacant IBF light flyweight title, Felix Alvarado (34-2, 30 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Randy Petalcorin (29-3-1, 22 KOs) on Monday night at…
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O’Quinn keeps winning

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn continued building his reputation as one of Detroit’s most promising young fighters on Friday night with a second-round stoppage of former world-title challenger Christian “Italiano” Esquivel of Mexico. Fighting at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, O’Quinn (now 10-0-1, 7 KOs) showed why he is so highly regarded by sending Esquivel through the ropes for a TKO victory at 2:56 of round two. Continue reading “O’Quinn keeps winning”

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn continued building his reputation as one of Detroit’s most promising young fighters on Friday night with a second-round stoppage of former world-title…
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Jermain Franklin update

Mark Haak, an attorney in Pittsburgh, who manages unbeaten heavyweight contender Jermaine Franklin (17-0, 13 KOs), contests Franklin’s desire to “part ways.” Haak stated that he has an existing contract with Franklin and will take all necessary steps to enforce the contract. Likewise, Haak stated he would take legal action and seek monetary relief from any third party who enters into a boxing-related contract with Franklin or who otherwise interferes with Haak’s contractual relations. Continue reading “Jermain Franklin update”

Mark Haak, an attorney in Pittsburgh, who manages unbeaten heavyweight contender Jermaine Franklin (17-0, 13 KOs), contests Franklin’s desire to “part ways.” Haak stated that he has an existing contract…
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Bohachuk headlines Hollywood Fight Night

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions’ Hollywood Fight Nights series returns Tuesday, October 30, at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. In the main event, unbeaten junior middleweight Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk (10-0, 10 KOs) will face Ronald Montes, (18-10, 16 KO’s) in a six-rounder. Abel Sanchez has trained the heavy-handed Bohachuk in Big Bear Lake, CA since he turned professional in February 2017.

In the six-round co-featured bout, middleweight prospect Jonathan ‘Diamante’ Esquivel (7-0, 7 KOs) meets Brahmavigi ‘Rowdy’ Montgomery (5-1-1, 4 KOs). Also, featherweight Humberto Rubalcava (8-0, 6 KOs) will clash with Robert ‘Escorpion’ Pucheta (10-14-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled six rounder.

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions’ Hollywood Fight Nights series returns Tuesday, October 30, at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. In the main event, unbeaten junior middleweight Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk (10-0,…
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Boxer, trainer exchange punches

By Ogi Georgiev

Yesterday there was a very strange moment at the end of the fight between light heavyweights Spas Genov (10-0, 8 KOs) and Levon Shonia (15-12, 11 KOs) on the Pulev-Fury undercard in Sofia, Bulgaria. When the bell rang at the end of the sixth and final round, Shonia didn’t want to stop the fight. Initially the fight had been scheduled for eight rounds, but was changed at the last moment to six rounds. Alekseis Kosobokovs, the trainer of Shonia, probably forgot to tell his boxer about the change. Shonia was very unhappy and went on to take a swing at his own trainer, who slapped him back!

By Ogi Georgiev Yesterday there was a very strange moment at the end of the fight between light heavyweights Spas Genov (10-0, 8 KOs) and Levon Shonia (15-12, 11 KOs)…
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Alvardo and Petalcorin make weight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Felix Alvarado 107 vs. Randy Petalcorin 108
(IBF light flyweight title)

Venue: Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila, Philippines
Promoter: MP Promotions, Sanman Promotions, Peter Maniatis Events
TV: ESPN+

Alvarado Petalcorin Weigh In
Felix Alvarado: I am the fittest I can be. This fight is not going to scorecards. I will knock out Petalcorin and be the new world champion.

Randy Petalcorin: I have trained hard for this fight and will have my son and wife at the fight as well as my father. I feel blessed to get this opportunity. I will like to thank Peter Maniatis, JC Managquil and MP Promotions for making it happen in Manila and I will see Alavardo in the ring at fight time!

Peter Maniatis: The fight will be shown live on ESPN 5 from 7pm tomorrow night local Manila time and I think it’s the best two biggest punchers in the light flyweight division fighting each other.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Felix Alvarado 107 vs. Randy Petalcorin 108 (IBF light flyweight title) Venue: Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila, Philippines Promoter: MP Promotions, Sanman Promotions,…
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Chavez gets by Palacios

After two straight losses, super welterweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez got the win his father, ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, and promoter Zanfer Promotions demanded on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Juan S. Millan Parque in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
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Chávez (37-5-1, 24 KOs) had to work hard, but managed to get past Nicolas Luques Palacios (10-6, 1 KO) over ten rounds. All three judges had it 96-94 for Chavez.

Super lightweight Pedro “Roca” Campa (30-1, 20 KOs) scored a second round KO over Adrián Pérez (10-5, 8 KOs) in the co-feature.

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After two straight losses, super welterweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez got the win his father, ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, and promoter Zanfer Promotions demanded on Saturday night at the Polideportivo…
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