Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title

By Ron Jackson

South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh round knockout over Odwa Gaxa at the Indoor Sports Centre in Uitenhage over the past weekend.

Ndwayana 18-4-2; 12 was making the first defense of his title that he won on a seventh round stoppage against Shaun Ness September 23, 2018. Continue reading “Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title”

By Ron Jackson South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh…
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Anthony Joshua ready for Big Baby

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF, WBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has had excellent preparation for his June 1st defense at Madison Square Garden New York against WBA #2, WBO #3 Jarrell Miller despite no sparring partners being as big as Big Baby with his kind of hand speed. “It’s very difficult. I’m very hands-on in that respect, and I get involved with sparring,” promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports.

“To find a [322 pound] guy, who moves fast, who has fast hands, who has a great engine, who forces the pressure, is very, very difficult. It’s impossible, to be honest, to [imitate] Jarrell Miller, in terms of weight, size, speed, feet, everything. We’re going to get as close as we can. Continue reading “Anthony Joshua ready for Big Baby”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF, WBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has had excellent preparation for his June 1st defense at Madison Square Garden New York against…
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Fuzile to defends IBF I/C title against Koasicha

By Ron Jackson

Azinga Fuzile who is possibly one of South Africa’s brightest prospect defends his IBF Intercontinental junior lightweight title against the veteran Romulo Koasicha at the Nongoza Jebe Hall in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

The tournament will celebrate the life of the legendary Mzukisi Sikali (aka Skali), a boxer from Uitenhage who held the WBU light-flyweight and IBO flyweight belts, and died from a knife stabbing on September 16, 2005. Continue reading “Fuzile to defends IBF I/C title against Koasicha”

By Ron Jackson Azinga Fuzile who is possibly one of South Africa’s brightest prospect defends his IBF Intercontinental junior lightweight title against the veteran Romulo Koasicha at the Nongoza Jebe…
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Caleb Truax charity event

Minnesota-native and former world champion Caleb “Golden” Truax gave back to his community Tuesday as he teamed up with The Armory to serve meals at House of Charity, a cafeteria and shelter just blocks from The Armory, where he will face Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin on April 13 in the main event on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

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Truax was moved by the experience. “It’s humbling to hear other people’s stories because I didn’t have the easiest childhood and my career has often been a struggle,” said Truax. “Nothing has been handed to me, but compared to some of these people, I’ve faced nothing.”

Minnesota-native and former world champion Caleb “Golden” Truax gave back to his community Tuesday as he teamed up with The Armory to serve meals at House of Charity, a cafeteria…
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Crawford-Khan undercard show announced

Big-punching super welterweight Carlos “El Caballo Bronco” Adames will be featured on the May 20 Crawford-Khan Undercard Show on ESPN2. NABF champion Adames (16-0, 13 KOs) is defending his belt against Frank Galarza (20-2-2, 12 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Continue reading “Crawford-Khan undercard show announced”

Big-punching super welterweight Carlos “El Caballo Bronco” Adames will be featured on the May 20 Crawford-Khan Undercard Show on ESPN2. NABF champion Adames (16-0, 13 KOs) is defending his belt…
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Salamov returns April 18

WBA #7, IBF #6 and WBO #4 light heavyweight Umar Salamov (23-1, 17 KOs) will return to action in his hometown of Grozny City, Russia, on Thursday, April 18, to defend his WBO International belt against Norbert Dabrowski (22-7-2, 9 KOs). Salamov has been in Detroit since mid-January, training with Javan “Sugarhill” Steward and Rick Phillips at the world famous Kronk Gym in Detroit.

WBA #7, IBF #6 and WBO #4 light heavyweight Umar Salamov (23-1, 17 KOs) will return to action in his hometown of Grozny City, Russia, on Thursday, April 18, to…
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Dinu Camp protests Pulev loss

Promoter Greg Cohen has filed a “Petition for Change of Decision” with the California State Athletic Commission for fighter Bogdan Dinu following his knockout loss against Kubrat Pulev on March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.

The protest cites repeated rabbit punches, including one intentionally flagrant foul while Dinu was already down on his knees and defenseless. Pulev was penalized a point by referee Raul Caiz Jr. for the foul and when the action resumed Dinu was knocked down twice more by illegal punches clearly landing on the back of his head and neck before the bout was halted at 2:40 and called a KO 7 victory for Pulev.

The California commission has agreed to hear out Cohen’s request, with a hearing penciled in for May 14.

Promoter Greg Cohen has filed a “Petition for Change of Decision” with the California State Athletic Commission for fighter Bogdan Dinu following his knockout loss against Kubrat Pulev on March…
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Puro Paz vows to win over Mexican fans

Super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) says he is determined to avenge the losses of his stablemates to José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) and other Argentineans on Saturday at the Arena Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Paz, who just arrived in town for the fight, said he not only will defeat Alvarez, but will win over the support of the local boxing fans.

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“The Mexican fans are knowledgeable,” commented Paz. “They’ll be supporting my opponent in the beginning, but over the course of the fight they’ll be cheering for me. When I came to Mexico and defeated Omar Chávez and Jorge Páez, people ended up chanting my name and gave me great ovations when they announced the result in my favor. The same will happen on Saturday against Alvarez.” Continue reading “Puro Paz vows to win over Mexican fans”

Super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) says he is determined to avenge the losses of his stablemates to José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) and other Argentineans…
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Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the first clash and see him become world champion at The Forum in Inglewood, LA on April 26, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Estrada and Rungvisai served up a fight of the year contender at the famous LA venue last February, with the Thai star edging out ‘Gallo’ to retain his WBC super flyweight title.

Former WBA and WBO king Estrada was hampered in the build-up by a knee issue for the first clash, yet the Mexican ace delivered a fantastic performance. The 28-year-old has recorded a pair of wins since the majority decision loss to Rungvisai, and crucially, has enjoyed a great camp in Los Mochis, Mexico to enter the showdown in great shape. Continue reading “Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26”

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the…
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Cancio gets WBA belt, Key to City

WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (24-4-2, 15 KOs) received the Key to the City today at the Joe Wine Recreation Center in his home city of Blythe, Calif. The champion was honored for his world title victory against Puerto Rican knockout artist Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) this past February.

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At the same time, Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, presented Cancio with his new WBA title belt. The event was attended by hundreds of Blythe residents, including the Mayor of the city, Dale Reynolds. Continue reading “Cancio gets WBA belt, Key to City”

WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (24-4-2, 15 KOs) received the Key to the City today at the Joe Wine Recreation Center in his home city of…
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Koki Eto inks with All Star Boxing

Former WBA flyweight champion Koki Eto of Okinawa, Japan has signed a multiyear promotional agreement with All Star Boxing, Inc and Teiken Promotions and will see action in the United States. His US debut is slated for May 25 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida where he will face former Olympian Jeyvier Cintron of Puerto Rico in an elimination bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant WBO International super flyweight title at stake. The show will be presented in association with Top Rank and televised on ESPN. Continue reading “Koki Eto inks with All Star Boxing”

Former WBA flyweight champion Koki Eto of Okinawa, Japan has signed a multiyear promotional agreement with All Star Boxing, Inc and Teiken Promotions and will see action in the United…
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WBO orders Kovalev-Yarde purse bid

The WBO has ordered a purse bid for a WBO light heavyweight title fight between world champion Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde. The proceedings will be held at 11AM on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at the World Boxing Organization Headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The minimum acceptable bid is $300,000. WBO President Francisco Valcárcel, Esq. will preside.

The WBO has ordered a purse bid for a WBO light heavyweight title fight between world champion Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde. The proceedings will be held at 11AM on…
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Ulysse Jr., Claggett set for rematch

Super lightweight contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (17-1, 9 KOs) will face Steve Claggett (27-5-2, 17 KOs) in a 10-round all-Canadian rematch for the vacant WBA Gold super lightweight title in the main event of the April 25 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights. The rematch will take place not in Canada, but at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Ulysse Jr. has won three straight since his controversial split decision loss against Claggett in October 2017. Claggett has gone 1-1-1.

In the co-main event, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1-1, 7 KOs) will defend his NABF bantamweight title against Joshua “The Professor” Franco (14-1-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round rematch. Their first fight was a highly entertaining draw. Continue reading “Ulysse Jr., Claggett set for rematch”

Super lightweight contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (17-1, 9 KOs) will face Steve Claggett (27-5-2, 17 KOs) in a 10-round all-Canadian rematch for the vacant WBA Gold super lightweight title in…
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Late Results from Toronto, Indiana

It was a big weekend for Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions on both sides of the border.

In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy Athletic Centre, located on the same plot of land as Maple Leaf Gardens. Welterweight Custio Clayton (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a six round stoppage win over 44-year-old former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (51-33-1, 28 KOs), super welterweight Stanyslav Skorokhod (18-2, 15 KOs) knocked out Jose Luis Zuniga (16-4-1, 9 KOs) in the second round, and heavyweight Oleksandr Teslenko (16-0, 12 KOs) outpointed Fabio Maldonado (26-2, 25 KOs) over ten to claim the NABA title.

In New Albany, Indiana, welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison (31-1, 17 KOs) got back to work with a first round knockout over journeyman Bruce Rumbolz (22-36-2, 15 KOs).

It was a big weekend for Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions on both sides of the border. In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy…
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Amir Khan visits Golden State Warriors

Before today’s training for his April 20 world title challenge against WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, former world champion Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) made a pit stop at the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility to meet the players and staff of the five-time NBA champions.

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During his visit, Khan greeted, posed for photos, and gifted signed gloves to Demarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Right after his pit stop at the Warriors practice, Khan went straight to the gym to continue his preparations for Crawford.

Before today’s training for his April 20 world title challenge against WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, former world champion Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) made a pit stop…
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Lolenga Mock planning farewell fight

46-year-old Lolenga Mock (42-16-1, 13 KOs) is determined to finish a 28-year professional career by claiming the IBA Inter-Continental super middleweight crown in Aarhus, Denmark on May 18. Mock was controversially denied a WBC world title shot by a majority decision last year and now looks to bow out with revenge for January’s narrow points loss to Mateo Damian Veron.

Mock said: “This is my jubilee fight – my 60th as a professional boxer and I want to make my fans happy on this special day for my career. For the first time in 28 years as a professional fighter, I’m going to be fighting for a version of the world title and that is very special to me.”

Mock, who started his professional career way back in 1991, famously knocked down future unified and multi-weight world champion David Haye in 2003.

46-year-old Lolenga Mock (42-16-1, 13 KOs) is determined to finish a 28-year professional career by claiming the IBA Inter-Continental super middleweight crown in Aarhus, Denmark on May 18. Mock was…
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“Inocente” Alvarez ready to avenge Mexico

After his stablemates Irma “Whirlwind” Garcia and Jorge “Maromerito” Páez were defeated last Saturday in Argentina, super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez has taken it as a personal matter for the pride for Mexican boxing. Álvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) is determined to avenge his countrymen when he faces José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) in another Mexico vs. Argentina on Saturday at the Arena Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico.
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“It’s a very important fight for me to win on Saturday,” said the older brother of Canelo Alvarez. “But there’s extra motivation to get revenge on Paz for the defeats of my compatriot boxers (Paez twice and Omar Chavez) and for last Saturday where Argentina defeated Mexico in Argentina.” Continue reading ““Inocente” Alvarez ready to avenge Mexico”

After his stablemates Irma “Whirlwind” Garcia and Jorge “Maromerito” Páez were defeated last Saturday in Argentina, super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez has taken it as a personal matter for the…
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Boxing returns to Miccosukee May 24th

Boxing makes a quick return to the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, Florida May 24th with M&R Promotions again promoting the action. The initial installment of the new south Florida boxing series was a big hit this past March 22nd with not an empty seat in the venue.

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (19-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua will again be featured. Lopez now based in Miami will defend his NABA title against an opponent to be announced. Continue reading “Boxing returns to Miccosukee May 24th”

Boxing makes a quick return to the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, Florida May 24th with M&R Promotions again promoting the action. The initial installment of the new south…
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A True Boxing Man’s Story

By Ron Jackson

Despite South Africa’s boxing isolation during the apartheid years, South Africa’s greatest referee and possibly one of the top three referees of all time in the world, Stan Christodoulou has survived through turbulent times as an official and administrator, since he was introduced to the professional game by four-weight South Africa boxing champion, the legendary Willie Toweel in 1963.

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Stanley Christoudoulou presents the first copy of his book to South African President Cyril Rhamaphosa.

Australian writer Graham Clark and award-winning sports journalist David Isaacson tell the story of Christodoulou’s amazing journey through the townships and around the world from his humble beginnings in Brixton, in his recently published book, The Life and Times of Stanley Christodoulou – The Remarkable Story of World Boxing’s Championship Referee and Judge. Continue reading “A True Boxing Man’s Story”

By Ron Jackson Despite South Africa’s boxing isolation during the apartheid years, South Africa’s greatest referee and possibly one of the top three referees of all time in the world,…
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Jaime Munguia focused on Dennis Hogan

By David Finger

If last Thursday’s international media conference call was any indication, there are not too many people in boxing who are really giving Dennis Hogan much of a chance as he takes on the popular Mexican slugger Jaime Munguia on April 13 in Monterrey Mexico.
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Munguia himself even seemed a bit frustrated with the frequent question he was getting relating to a possible match-up with fellow DAZN superstar Gennady Golovkin. Early in the press conference he was asked who he would like to fight after April 13th. Munguia proceeded to answer as every world class fighter does when given a loaded question that all but asks him to look past his opponent. He punted. Continue reading “Jaime Munguia focused on Dennis Hogan”

By David Finger If last Thursday’s international media conference call was any indication, there are not too many people in boxing who are really giving Dennis Hogan much of a…
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57th WBC annual convention headed to Cancún

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, will be the location hosting the annual WBC convention in its 57th edition, which will be held from October 21 to 26 and will have a Mayan theme. The event brings together international boxing stars and “movers and shakers” in the boxing world with an agenda of boxing presentations, medical clinics and talks, approval of the world rankings, the appointment of official challengers for each champion in the 17 divisions, seminars for ring officers, judges and referees and much more.

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, will be the location hosting the annual WBC convention in its 57th edition, which will be held from October 21 to 26 and will have a…
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Almonte squashes Munoz in one

By Robert Coster

Sunday afternoon in Santiago, Dominican Republic, bantamweight prospect Junior Almonte (12-0, 9 K0s) made short work of countryman Angelo Munoz (18-15, 11 K0s) knocking him out at 2:00 of the first round. A thumping right cross to the jaw sent Munoz to the mat for the full count. The 21-year-old Almonte has just been signed by Star Boxing and will be invading the US scene soon.

In other bouts, Armin Mrkanovic (10-3, 6 K0s) of Bosnia won the WBA Fedecaribe cruiserweight title with a fourth round TKO over Dominican veteran Wilmer Mejia (22-11-3, 16 K0s). Continue reading “Almonte squashes Munoz in one”

By Robert Coster Sunday afternoon in Santiago, Dominican Republic, bantamweight prospect Junior Almonte (12-0, 9 K0s) made short work of countryman Angelo Munoz (18-15, 11 K0s) knocking him out at…
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ShoBox telecast in spotlight this week

Not much boxing action this week. The only televised event in the USA is Friday’s ShoBox tripleheader from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. In the main event, unbeaten 122-pound prospect Angelo Leo (16-0, 8 KOs) meets Neil Tabanao (17-4, 11 KOs) in a ten-rounder. The co-feature will see unbeaten super featherweight Xavier Martinez (13-0, 9 KOs) squaring off against John Moralde (21-2, 11 KOs) in another ten-rounder. Undefeated super featherweight Andres Cortes (10-0, 6 KOs) meets Jahmal Dyer (9-1, 5 KOs) in the eight round TV opener.

Not much boxing action this week. The only televised event in the USA is Friday’s ShoBox tripleheader from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. In the main event, unbeaten 122-pound…
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Berchelt-Vargas/Navarrete-Dogboe rematches May 11

Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again. Berchelt, who snagged Vargas’ WBC super featherweight title via 11th-round knockout in January 2017, will make the fifth defense of that belt on Saturday, May 11 at the Tucson Arena, located inside the Tucson Convention Center

In the sensational co-feature, WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel Navarrete will look to repeat the deed when he defends his title in an immediate rematch versus Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, whom he defeated by unanimous decision last Dec. 8 on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza card.

Berchelt-Vargas 2 and Navarrete-Dogboe 2 will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The undercard will stream on ESPN+

Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again.…
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WBA appoints new Board

The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, announced the new members of the board of the oldest body to govern professional boxing.

The vice president of the agency will be Nicaraguan native Renzo Bagnariol. The director of World Championships will be Venezuelan native Carlos Chavez and the second will be the Panamanian Julio Thyme.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s Championships Committee, the director will be Shivana Inalsingh from Trinidad and Tobago and her deputy director from Peru, Kina Malpartida. Bulgarian native Mariana Borissova will be the International Coordinator of the organization. Continue reading “WBA appoints new Board”

The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, announced the new members of the board of the oldest body to govern professional boxing. The vice president of…
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