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Wladimir Klitschko backs the WBA to replace AIBA

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has asked authorities to replace the troubled AIBA with the WBA to ensure the future of Olympic boxing.

“For the first time in the sport of boxing the worst has happened,” said Klitschko. “In an unprecedented shift that would rock athletics and the Olympics, boxing is in danger of being halted due to current disfunction, leading to losing the Olympic licensing…I’m pleading with the national federations to continue signing with the pioneers of boxing, the world renowned WBA. I’m also asking the IOC to consider the WBA as the organization that will centralize the sport while continuing to improve the protections and interests of its athletes, fans, and grant the Olympic license to the WBA to represent the sport for the upcoming games in to Tokyo!”

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has asked authorities to replace the troubled AIBA with the WBA to ensure the future of Olympic boxing. “For the first time in the sport…
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Scott Harrison set for comeback fight

Scott Harrison will face Ghana’s Tackie Annan in his comeback fight at Glasgow Club Bellahouston on Saturday the 8th of December. Harrison and Annan will contest the vacant Professional Boxing Council International Main lightweight title over ten rounds in what will be former two-time WBO featherweight champion Harrison’s first contest since April 2013.

Ghanaian Annan brings a record of ten wins (nine inside the scheduled distance) and six losses (all inside the distance). Annan’s only previous bout outside of his homeland came when he travelled to China to take on Baishanbo Nasiyiwula for the vacant WBC Youth World super-lightweight title in February 2016. Continue reading “Scott Harrison set for comeback fight”

Scott Harrison will face Ghana’s Tackie Annan in his comeback fight at Glasgow Club Bellahouston on Saturday the 8th of December. Harrison and Annan will contest the vacant Professional Boxing…
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Karpency, Martz win in Windham, NH

Former WBC, WBO and IBO world light heavyweight title challenger Tommy Karpency (29-6, 18KOs) continued his winning streak by stopping durable veteran Marlon Hayes (23-21, 12KOs) on Wednesday night at the Castleton Banquet Center in Windham, New Hampshire. Weighing 181 pounds, Karpency used his superior handspeed and effective combinations to dominate his opponent from the opening bell.

Although Hayes had previously gone the 8 round distance with Adonis Stevenson and even 4 rounds with heavyweight Deontay Wilder, a straight left by Karpency at 18 seconds into the 3rd round dropped Hayes for the 10 count forcing referee Leo Gerstel to waive off the scheduled 8 rounder. Continue reading “Karpency, Martz win in Windham, NH”

Former WBC, WBO and IBO world light heavyweight title challenger Tommy Karpency (29-6, 18KOs) continued his winning streak by stopping durable veteran Marlon Hayes (23-21, 12KOs) on Wednesday night at…
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Prograis: I want to be the legitimate best

Regis Prograis watched Season I of the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and wants to follow the footsteps of the Cruiserweight Ali Trophy winner, Ukraine’s Aleksandr Usyk. “The World Boxing Super Series is great not only for me but for the sport,” he said. “I saw what it did for Usyk winning all the belts so I know what is possible. Winning the tournament would mean that I’m the legitimate best in the world at 140lb.” Continue reading “Prograis: I want to be the legitimate best”

Regis Prograis watched Season I of the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and wants to follow the footsteps of the Cruiserweight Ali Trophy…
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Wilder: This Fight is Going to be Crazy

By Miguel Maravilla

With just over a week to go, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is geared up for England’s Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0, 19 KOs). Wilder takes on Fury December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Showtime PPV. The champ recently spoke to Fightnews.com® about his upcoming title defense.

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“I’m ready. I’m feeling wonderful. My mindset, I feel like a killer,” Wilder said. “I just want to get in the ring and show action.” Continue reading “Wilder: This Fight is Going to be Crazy”

By Miguel Maravilla With just over a week to go, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is geared up for England’s Tyson…
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Traietti shuts out Lavin in rematch

New England cruiserweight champion Chris Traietti closed tonight’s Thanksgiving Day show, “Championship Boxing at the Armory”, in grand style, picking apart challenger Nick Lavin on the way to an impressive eight-round unanimous decision win in the main event. The “Championship Boxing at the Armory”, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP), has become an annual tradition at the National Guard Armory in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Fighting out of nearby Quincy, MA, the popular 33-year-old Traietti (27-4, 21 KOs), is an Irag War veteran and college graduate, who defeated the Lavin by way of an eight-round unanimous decision August 5, 2017 for the N.E. title. Continue reading “Traietti shuts out Lavin in rematch”

New England cruiserweight champion Chris Traietti closed tonight’s Thanksgiving Day show, “Championship Boxing at the Armory”, in grand style, picking apart challenger Nick Lavin on the way to an impressive…
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Marsella, Jr. improves to 11-0 in Rhode Island

By Jason Marchetti at ringside

In the main event of the evening, Anthony Marsella, Jr. (11-0, 5 KO’s) peppered Mexican Jorge Rodriguez (10-4, 10 KO’s) into submission after three short rounds. The card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.

Marsella cut off the ring, established his jab, and landed his signature quick combinations on Rodriguez who claimed he tore his bicep during the bout. Rodriguez hung tough for a few rounds but was totally outclassed and overmatched by Marsella’s pedigree. Marsella earned the vacant local IBA Americas Junior Welterweight Championship with the victory. Continue reading “Marsella, Jr. improves to 11-0 in Rhode Island”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside In the main event of the evening, Anthony Marsella, Jr. (11-0, 5 KO’s) peppered Mexican Jorge Rodriguez (10-4, 10 KO’s) into submission after three short…
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“Pitufo” Diaz returns Saturday

With five fights and the world ranked Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz and Luis “Popeye” Lebrón in the main bouts, this Saturday, November 24, returns the series “Sabado de Campeones en Casino Metro Boxing Nights”, to take place in the San Juan Ballroom at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), in association with Spartan Boxing and Top Rank, to be broadcast live on Wapa Deportes.

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In the main event of the evening, Barranquitas native Pitufo Diaz (23-1, 15 kos), who comes from defeat in a July dispute for the WBO world title at 130 pounds against the Japanese Masayuki Ito, will fight Hungarian David Berna (17-5, 16 kos) in a ten-rounder at 127 pounds. Diaz, 23, is ranked sixth by the WBO at 126 pounds right now. Continue reading ““Pitufo” Diaz returns Saturday”

With five fights and the world ranked Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz and Luis “Popeye” Lebrón in the main bouts, this Saturday, November 24, returns the series “Sabado de Campeones en Casino…
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Bivol-Pascal Media Roundtable Quotes

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol defends his world title against former champ Jean Pascal on HBO this Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Both fighters spoke to the media.

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WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol defends his world title against former champ Jean Pascal on HBO this Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.…
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IBF #6 Akaho halts Mizutani

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

IBF #6/WBO #7 free-swinging but notorious for weight-making failures, Ryo Akaho (33-2-2, 22 KOs), 122, displayed his trademark rough-and-tumble performance in dropping over-matched Naoto Mizutani (5-5-1, 2 KOs), 121.5, twice to halt him at 2:45 of the sixth round in a scheduled eight on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Akaho, 32, had tasted a couple of defeats with world belts at stake, only losing to compatriot Yota Sato (L12) and Thailand’s Pungluang Sor Singyu (KO by 2). Ryo, as usual, threw a brutal, wild and round-house swing at a time, and demonstrated his superior power to the less experienced Mizutani, formerly a captain of Rikkyo University’s boxing club prior to entering the paid ranks. Continue reading “IBF #6 Akaho halts Mizutani”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda IBF #6/WBO #7 free-swinging but notorious for weight-making failures, Ryo Akaho (33-2-2, 22 KOs), 122, displayed his trademark rough-and-tumble performance in dropping over-matched…
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Miyao wins WBA female interim 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
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Ex-WBA female atomweight champ Ayaka Miyao (23-7-1, 6 KOs), 101.5, acquired the vacant WBA interim 102-pound belt when she badly dropped 49-year-old veteran campaigner Nao Ikeyama (18-5-3, 5 KOs), 100, in the opening session, utilized her faster footwork and hand speed, and pounded out a unanimous verdict (97-92 twice, 96-93) over ten speedy rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Having demolished Miyao twice within the distance in 2006 and 2016, Ikeyama, former WBO 102-pound champ having defended her belt six times prior to her forfeiture to Mika Iwakawa this July, was obviously a prefight favorite. Continue reading “Miyao wins WBA female interim 102lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Ex-WBA female atomweight champ Ayaka Miyao (23-7-1, 6 KOs), 101.5, acquired the vacant WBA interim 102-pound belt when she badly dropped 49-year-old veteran…
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Eva and Yaditza declare war for IBA belt

By Héctor Villarreal

Venezuelan southpaw Eva Marina Guzman (14-1-1, 8 Kos) and local Yaditza Perez (9-12-1, 4 KOs) faced off for the first time at Tuesday´s press conference held at Hotel El Panama where they will battle for the vacant International Boxing Association´s Female Minimumweight title. Both of the combatant ladies promised top class action and predicted to finish each other by KO.

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Guzman vs Perez is one of the five IBA belts to be disputed on Tuesday, November 27th on the card headed by the Jr. Welter bout between Panama´s Alexander Duran (16-0, 4 Kos), who did not attend the presser, and Mexico´s Adrian Estrella (28-2, 24 Kos), who promised to give Duran his first defeat.

By Héctor Villarreal Venezuelan southpaw Eva Marina Guzman (14-1-1, 8 Kos) and local Yaditza Perez (9-12-1, 4 KOs) faced off for the first time at Tuesday´s press conference held at…
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Ex-champ Nery returns Dec 1

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (27-0, 21 KOs) will close 2019 will take on Carlos Jorge Luis Sardinez (13-1, 2 KOs) on December 1 in Saltillo, Mexico. Nery aims to regain a world title in 2019 after losing his belt on the scale back in March.
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Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (27-0, 21 KOs) will close 2019 will take on Carlos Jorge Luis Sardinez (13-1, 2 KOs) on December 1 in Saltillo, Mexico. Nery aims…
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Pacquiao-Broner Quick Quotes

WBA welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former champ Adrien “The Problem” Broner concluded their two-city press tour in Los Angeles announcing January 19 PPV showdown in Las Vegas.

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Adrien Broner: “January 19, I am coming to win. F*** the money, I’m going to be victorious. They keep talking about a Pacquiao-Mayweather 2, but I’m going to f*** those plans up. I just don’t see Manny Pacquiao beating me.

Manny Pacquiao: “[Broner’s] a funny guy. I think after his boxing career, he could have another career as a comedian. I don’t get upset about the jokes. I can’t help but laugh when I look at his face.”

WBA welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former champ Adrien “The Problem” Broner concluded their two-city press tour in Los Angeles announcing January 19 PPV showdown in Las Vegas. Adrien…
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Top Rank inks WBA champ Rob Brant

Top Rank has signed WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant to a multi-year co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today. Brant, from St. Paul, Minn., defeated then-champion Ryota Murata via unanimous decision on Oct. 20 in Las Vegas, throwing a mind-boggling 1,262 punches. Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) is unbeaten as a middleweight and looking to unify the division.

Brant’s first fight under this new agreement will be announced shortly.

Top Rank has signed WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant to a multi-year co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced…
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Jennings-Rivas planned for Jan 18

Heavyweight contender Bryant “ByBy” Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs) will put his IBF International and NABO heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF champion Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (24-0, 17 KOs) on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated featherweight and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (9-0, 5 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined. Rivas’ participation in the bout is contingent on him defending his NABF title on Dec. 1 against Fabio Maldonado in Quebec City. Jennings-Rivas and the Stevenson bout will stream on ESPN+.

Heavyweight contender Bryant “ByBy” Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs) will put his IBF International and NABO heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF champion Oscar…
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Chavez Jr: I was in rehab for two months

By Hesiquio Balderas

Julio César Chávez Jr has a scheduled upcoming fight with Alfredo “Perro” Ángulo on December 1st after almost two years out of the ring. His last fight was a one-sided defeat at the hands of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Chavez Jr, who has had a lot of problems in the past, gave a deep interview with the Mexican media about his personal demons.

“After the Canelo fight I was depressed, I had the worst night of my life. I was in my room after the fight and there were girls and there were people in the room that were recording everything. I saw what they were doing but I was disappointed with myself in the Canelo fight that I didn’t care anymore. I thought I was never going to fight again,” said Chavez Jr. Continue reading “Chavez Jr: I was in rehab for two months”

By Hesiquio Balderas Julio César Chávez Jr has a scheduled upcoming fight with Alfredo “Perro” Ángulo on December 1st after almost two years out of the ring. His last fight…
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WBC 3rd Women’s Convention Closes

By Tracy Morin

On Monday, the WBC 3rd Women’s Convention and Asian Summit in Manila, Philippines, closed with a fun-filled day of tourism, celebrations and gratitude for another triumphant female convention. Attendees boarded a boat in the morning to Corregidor, a nearby island that holds a special place in veterans’ hearts and draws history buffs from around the world. Though now uninhabited except for its workers, it was once a military stronghold of the U.S. government and, prior to the United States granting the Philippines its independence, was attacked by Japanese military during World War II, in 1942. Today, visitors can explore the island to see the war-torn, battered remnants of the military structures and weaponry installed there decades ago. Continue reading “WBC 3rd Women’s Convention Closes”

By Tracy Morin On Monday, the WBC 3rd Women’s Convention and Asian Summit in Manila, Philippines, closed with a fun-filled day of tourism, celebrations and gratitude for another triumphant female…
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Wilder-Fury PPV Update

For the first time, Showtime is offering viewers the opportunity to purchase the Wilder-Fury PPV directly through the Showtime app. Subscribers and non-subscribers will be able to purchase the live stream via the app on Apple mobile and AppleTV (4th Generation) devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Android phones and tablets and directly on Showtime.com for $74.99 or through cable, DBS, telco and streaming providers nationwide. Wilder-Fury will also be available through Fathom Events in movie theaters and at select bars and restaurants nationwide. Showtime will continue to roll out PPV capabilities on additional streaming devices in time for the Pacquiao-Broner PPV on January 19.

For the first time, Showtime is offering viewers the opportunity to purchase the Wilder-Fury PPV directly through the Showtime app. Subscribers and non-subscribers will be able to purchase the live…
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Top Rank inks Indian stars Singh and Krishan

Unbeaten super middleweight Vijender Singh, a three-time India Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist has signed a multi-year agreement with Top Rank. Singh (10-0, 7 KOs), who has fought all but one of his professional bouts in India and England, will make his debut under the Top Rank banner in early 2019.

Top Rank has also signed welterweight Vikas “The Indian Tank” Krishan to a multi-year promotional pact. Krishan, an Olympian in 2012 and 2016, is scheduled to make his professional debut on Jan. 18, 2019 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.

Unbeaten super middleweight Vijender Singh, a three-time India Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist has signed a multi-year agreement with Top Rank. Singh (10-0, 7 KOs), who has fought all…
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Ganigan Lopez headlines Friday on Telemundo

Former WBC world light flyweight champion Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez headlines the 2nd installment of Boxeo Telemundo Ford’s fall series. Lopez is set to face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez in a 10 round battle for the WBC Latino Flyweight title. The bout will take place in Mexico City, Mexico at the Blackberry Auditorium, where the series has seen many great civil war title showdowns.

Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez (34-8, 19 KOs) fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico and is making his return after suffering a rematch loss to current WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro, who took the title from Lopez in 2017. Continue reading “Ganigan Lopez headlines Friday on Telemundo”

Former WBC world light flyweight champion Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez headlines the 2nd installment of Boxeo Telemundo Ford’s fall series. Lopez is set to face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez in a…
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Canelo: I’ve always considered myself to be the best

In a recent visit to his training camp, WBC/WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) discussed his desire to join a select list of Mexican boxers to become a three-division world champion as he prepares for his 12-round fight against Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) for the WBA Super Middleweight World Title.

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Canelo also shared his excitement at fighting at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the first time. The event will take place Saturday, December 15 and will be streamed live on DAZN. Continue reading “Canelo: I’ve always considered myself to be the best”

In a recent visit to his training camp, WBC/WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) discussed his desire to join a select list of Mexican boxers to become a…
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Shields returns on 3 weeks rest

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Two-time United States Olympic Gold Medalist and WBC/IBF/WBA Women’s Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields, (7-0, 2 KOs), of Flint MI will face WBO Women’s Super-Middleweight World Champion Femke Hermans, (9-1, 3 KOs), of Londerzeel, Belgium in a just announced ten-round middleweight world title clash at UNDISPUTED, set for Saturday, December 8 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA and televised live as the opening bout of the now triple-header on HBO.
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This past Saturday night, November 17, Shields added the WBC title with an impressive ten-round decision over Hannah Rankin in Mulvane, Kansas. Scores were 100-90 on all three judges’ scorecards for Shields who dominated with her technical skills and physical prowess. Continue reading “Shields returns on 3 weeks rest”

Photo: Sumio Yamada Two-time United States Olympic Gold Medalist and WBC/IBF/WBA Women’s Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields, (7-0, 2 KOs), of Flint MI will face WBO Women’s Super-Middleweight World Champion…
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Pacquiao-Broner on PPV

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defends against Adrien Broner on Saturday, January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime PPV will televise. Tickets ($100, $200, $300, $500, $750, $1000, $1500) go on sale this Saturday.
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Manny Pacquiao: We can’t underestimate this fight.

Adrien Broner: I’m gonna beat his motherf***ing a**.

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defends against Adrien Broner on Saturday, January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime PPV will televise. Tickets ($100, $200, $300, $500, $750,…
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New headliner in Dorchester, MA

A major change has been made to this Wednesday night’s “Championship Boxing at The Armory” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) on Thanksgiving Eve, at the National Guard Armory (70 Victory Road) in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

The originally scheduled headliner, three-time world title challenger Aleksandra Magziak Lopes (18-4-3, 1 KO), withdrew when she accepted a world title shot Dec. 8 in Carson, California, against undisputed World welterweight champion Cecelia “First Lady” Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) in the main event on HBO.

GCP co-promoter Chris Traietti (26-4, 21 KOs), fighting out of Quincy (MA), will defend his New England cruiserweight title against challenger Nick Lavin (5-9, 4 KOs), of Shelton (CT), in the new eight-round main event. Continue reading “New headliner in Dorchester, MA”

A major change has been made to this Wednesday night’s “Championship Boxing at The Armory” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) on Thanksgiving Eve, at the National Guard Armory…
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