Olas crushes Brown in two

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Unbeaten Polish cruiserweight Michal Olas (10-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Kevin Brown (2-10, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the Venice Arena in Venice, Florida. The 30-year-old Olas dropped Brown three times in round two to win his U.S. debut. He is managed by former light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Unbeaten Polish cruiserweight Michal Olas (10-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Kevin Brown (2-10, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the Venice Arena in…
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WBC Talks: Teofimo Lopez

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and Víctor Silva discussed various topics with the IBF lightweight champion Teofimo López. The conversation flipped back and forth between Spanish and English as they discussed his Olympic experience, his youth, his love for the country of his parents, Honduras and many more aspects. One of the most exciting moments came when Víctor Silva surprised Teofimo by connecting him on video call with Roy Jones Jr. Teofimo also gave us his opinion on the current status of boxing and commented that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is without a doubt the best pound for pound fighter of today.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and Víctor Silva discussed various topics with the IBF lightweight champion Teofimo López. The conversation flipped back and forth between Spanish and English as they discussed…
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Canelo vs. Quigley?

A new name has emerged in the Canelo Alvarez sweepstakes…WBC #14 middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs).

“It’s a high possibility now,” Quigley told Sky Sports. “Golden Boy and my Sheer Sports Management team have been in touch with me. They have offered me the fight, to fight Canelo Alvarez, and it’s all there. We’re just waiting now for the possibility. Of course, there are other boxers that could possibly be getting the fight as well. But I have been asked, ‘would I take the fight?’ 100 percent, I said ‘yes.'”

Canelo is expected to return in September against an opponent to be announced.

A new name has emerged in the Canelo Alvarez sweepstakes…WBC #14 middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs). “It’s a high possibility now,” Quigley told Sky Sports. “Golden Boy…
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Weights from Magdeburg, Germany

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Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

Agit Kabayel 236.8 vs. Evgenios Lazaridis 255.1
Peter Kadiru 239.0 vs. Eugen Buchmüller 213.0
Nina Meinke 127.9 vs. Edina Kiss 129.0
Collins Ojal 230.4 vs. Georgij Fibich 248.0
Edison Zani 152.3 vs. Maurice Morio 152.1
Artur Henrik 167.6 kg vs. Miguel Aguilar 165.6

Venue: Der Seebühne, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: ESPN+ (USA), MDR (Germany)

Agit Kabayel 236.8 vs. Evgenios Lazaridis 255.1 Peter Kadiru 239.0 vs. Eugen Buchmüller 213.0 Nina Meinke 127.9 vs. Edina Kiss 129.0 Collins Ojal 230.4 vs. Georgij Fibich 248.0 Edison Zani…
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German card with spectators is sold out

The first professional boxing event in Germany with an audience under corona conditions is sold out! 1,000 spectators will be at the floating stage on the lake in Magdeburg’s Elbau Park on Saturday for the first SES boxing show after a five-month break. ​​All corona tests carried out so far have been negative.

ESPN+ will televise as heavyweight Agit Kabayel (19-0, 13 KOs) faces Evgenios “Achilles” Lazaridis (16-2, 10 KOs) for the WBA Continental title. There has been a change in the co-feature. Heavyweight Peter Kadiru (7-0, 3 KOs) will now face Eugen Buchmüller (16-5, 13 KOs) after original opponent Ruben Wolf canceled on short notice due to an elbow injury. Continue reading “German card with spectators is sold out”

The first professional boxing event in Germany with an audience under corona conditions is sold out! 1,000 spectators will be at the floating stage on the lake in Magdeburg’s Elbau…
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Verdejo, Anderson annihilate foes in one

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (27-1, 17, KOs) won by first round KO against previously unbeaten Will Madera (15-1-3, 8 KOs) on Thursday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A barrage of punches finished Madera. Time was 2:59.

“I am proud of the work I put in with my trainer, Ismael Salas. The hard work is paying off,” Verdejo said. “Madera is a good fighter, but when I had him hurt, I knew I could finish him. As for what’s next, Vasiliy Lomachenko is the top guy at lightweight. We have unfinished business from when he beat me in the Olympics. That’s the fight I ultimately want.”

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Unbeaten heavyweight Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a first round knockout against Hector Perez (7-3, 3 KOs). It took Anderson 105 seconds to take out Perez with an overhand right and log his fourth first-round stoppage in five fights.

“That was too quick!” said Anderson afterward. “I got him out of there and implemented what I’ve been working on in the gym…after I hit him with the right hand, I knew it was over. He couldn’t take my power.

“I want to return as soon as possible. I leave that in the hands of my promoter, but when they give me a date, I’ll be ready. It doesn’t matter who they put in front of me. Any of these guys who have fought in the ‘Bubble,’ I’ll fight them.” Continue reading “Verdejo, Anderson annihilate foes in one”

Lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (27-1, 17, KOs) won by first round KO against previously unbeaten Will Madera (15-1-3, 8 KOs) on Thursday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM…
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Travell Mazion dies in auto accident

Statement from Golden Boy on passing of super welterweight contender Travell Mazion:

We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night. Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring. We send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to his family. May he rest in peace.

Mazion succumbed to an auto accident last night in Texas.

Statement from Golden Boy on passing of super welterweight contender Travell Mazion: We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night. Mazion was…
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Nagata upsets Inoue, wins Japanese 140lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

A stunning upset has happened!  Unheralded underdog Daishi Nagata (15-2-1, 6 KOs), 140, surprisingly captured the Japanese 140-pound belt when he dethroned previously unbeaten WBO#15 defending champ Koki Inoue (15-1, 12 KOs), 140, due to referee Someya’s halt at 2:17 of the seventh round in a scheduled ten on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first show at the Korakuen Hall after a 140-day hiatus since February 27.

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Koki, the cousin of the WBA super/IBF bantam kingpin Naoya Inoue, was a prohibitive favorite, but wasn’t sharp, nor swift, as usual only to allow Nagata to have the upper hand in the first half. The third round saw an accidental headbutt open a gash over the right optic of the hard-punching champ in a contest of southpaws. The interim tallies show Nagata ahead on points after the fifth: 49-46, 48-47 twice. Continue reading “Nagata upsets Inoue, wins Japanese 140lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) A stunning upset has happened!  Unheralded underdog Daishi Nagata (15-2-1, 6 KOs), 140, surprisingly captured the Japanese 140-pound belt when…
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Shimizu stops Tonomoto, keeps OPBF 126lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

OPBF featherweight champ Satoshi Shimizu (9-1, 9 KOs), 126, successfully kept his belt as he halted #14 Kyohei Tonomoto (9-3-1, 4 KOs), 126, at 2:10 of the seventh session in a scheduled twelve rounder on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. The elongated 5’10.5” southpaw Shimizu, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist who lost a 20-11 decision to eventual gold medalist Luke Campbell in the semi-final after defeating Isaac Dogboe in the first bout in London, decked the challenger twice in the opening session.

They mixed it up hard thereafter, and it was Shimizu that took the initiative so obviously that the third man rightly intervened to save the loser from further punishment in round seven. Continue reading “Shimizu stops Tonomoto, keeps OPBF 126lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda OPBF featherweight champ Satoshi Shimizu (9-1, 9 KOs), 126, successfully kept his belt as he halted #14 Kyohei Tonomoto (9-3-1, 4 KOs), 126,…
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Denmark boxing card announced

WBO female super bantamweight champion Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) defends her title against former world champion Nina Radovanovic (14-3, 3 KOs) as boxing returns to Denmark on September 26th at the Struer Energi Park. Spectators will be admitted.

“We’re delighted to be bringing boxing back to Denmark,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will of course be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of spectators, fighters and officials. We will be working closely with the Danish Professional Boxing Federation, and will continue to follow the latest guidance and advice from Danish authorities.”

WBO female super bantamweight champion Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) defends her title against former world champion Nina Radovanovic (14-3, 3 KOs) as boxing returns to Denmark on September 26th…
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Japan to reopen shows today

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

A couple of regional title bouts will take place today (Thursday) at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. OPBF featherweight champ and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist (due to his loss to Luke Campbell in the semi-final after defeating Isaac Dogboe in the first bout in London), elongated southpaw Satoshi Shimizu (8-1, 8 KOs), 126, will defend his belt against #14 Kyohei Tonomoto (9-2-1, 4 KOs), 126, over twelve rounds.
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Also, Japanese national super-lightweight titlist Koki Inoue (15-0, 12 KOs), 140, the cousin of “The Monster” Naoya Inoue, will put his belt on the line against Daishi Nagata (14-2-1, 5 KOs), 139.75, over ten. This show featuring just two bouts will be held by Ohashi Promotions behind closed doors under the JBC’s strict medical regulation.
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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat A couple of regional title bouts will take place today (Thursday) at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. OPBF featherweight champ and 2012…
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Weights from Las Vegas

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Felix Verdejo 135.9 vs. Will Madera 135.8
Jared Anderson 241.8 vs. Hector Perez 220.7
Martino Jules 127 vs. Aleem Jumakhonov 125.1
Kenny Davis Jr. 134.5 vs. Eduardo Sanchez 134.6

Venue: The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

Felix Verdejo 135.9 vs. Will Madera 135.8 Jared Anderson 241.8 vs. Hector Perez 220.7 Martino Jules 127 vs. Aleem Jumakhonov 125.1 Kenny Davis Jr. 134.5 vs. Eduardo Sanchez 134.6 Venue:…
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Marriaga foe misses weight by 8.7 pounds

Update: Marriaga-Yap was cancelled by the NSAC after Yap weighed in in nearly nine pounds heavy. New main event: Felix Verdejo vs. Will Madera.

It’s possible that another Top Rank main event could fall through. At Wednesday’s weigh-in, Miguel Marriaga weighed 127.3 for his bout against Mark John Yap on Thursday night inside “The Bubble” in Las Vegas. However Yap weighed 136.7, 8.7 pounds over the 128 pound contract weight. Marriaga-Yap was already a replacement fight.

Gotta feel for Top Rank, who almost single-handedly brought back boxing after the shutdown. ALL of TR’s first five main events in July have fallen through for various reasons. Continue reading “Marriaga foe misses weight by 8.7 pounds”

Update: Marriaga-Yap was cancelled by the NSAC after Yap weighed in in nearly nine pounds heavy. New main event: Felix Verdejo vs. Will Madera. It’s possible that another Top Rank…
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Matchroom takes boxing to the streets in Tulsa

Matchroom Boxing USA return in style on August 15 – taking world championship boxing to the streets in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, live on DAZN.

Eddie Hearn’s US arm will see downtown Tulsa streets blocked off from 4th and 6th at the intersection of S. Boston Ave, with no fans present, strict social distancing and medical protocols in place, and a ring placed in the middle of the street at 5th and S. Boston Ave to set a stunning stage for what promises to be an explosive night of action. Continue reading “Matchroom takes boxing to the streets in Tulsa”

Matchroom Boxing USA return in style on August 15 – taking world championship boxing to the streets in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, live on DAZN. Eddie Hearn’s US arm will see…
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Bernard Dunne to lecture on gender equality

Former World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Bernard Dunne will be one of the speakers at the online talk on gender equality hosted by the Irish Olympic Federation (IOF). Dunne will be joining a number of Irish sport legends, influencers and personalities in a talk that aims to raise awareness about gender equality and the rights of all those who belong to our sport and society. Continue reading “Bernard Dunne to lecture on gender equality”

Former World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Bernard Dunne will be one of the speakers at the online talk on gender equality hosted by the Irish Olympic Federation (IOF).…
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Carroll ready for return

Jono Carroll (18-1-1, 4 KOs) is determined to continue his momentum in style when he takes on Maxi Hughes (20-5-2, 4 KOs) at the LS-Live in Wakefield on August 11, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.

Carroll’s last outing saw him earn a fantastic stoppage win over Scott Quigg during a one-sided battle in March, and the man known as ‘King Kong’ is ready to pick up right where he left off. Continue reading “Carroll ready for return”

Jono Carroll (18-1-1, 4 KOs) is determined to continue his momentum in style when he takes on Maxi Hughes (20-5-2, 4 KOs) at the LS-Live in Wakefield on August 11,…
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Kevin Lerena: South Africa’s best fighter

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By Ron Jackson

IBO cruiserweight champion Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena has a strong claim to being South Africa’s best fighter at present, after making a record six successful defenses of his IBO belt. The only other South African cruiserweight to hold the IBO belt was Sebastiaan Rothmann who won the belt in October 2002 and after making one successful defense lost the belt in February 2004.

However, Thabiso Mchunu 22-5; 13 from KwaZulu-Natal would possibly dispute the claim that Lerena is the best cruiserweight in South Africa. Continue reading “Kevin Lerena: South Africa’s best fighter”

By Ron Jackson IBO cruiserweight champion Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena has a strong claim to being South Africa’s best fighter at present, after making a record six successful defenses of…
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Luis Nery hasn’t given up on bantamweight

It is confirmed that unbeaten former world champion Luis “Pantera” Nery will fight Aaron Alameda (25-0,13 KOs) at 122 pounds on August 29 at a site to be named in the United States. But Nery still hasn’t given up on the bantamweight division where he has had two high profile FAILS at making the bantamweight limit.

“I see myself with the four titles (WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO) at bantamweight and at super bantamweight,” proclaimed Nery, who is still just 25. “It’s my medium term goal. I have the talent and there is time to achieve it.”

Nery was stripped of the WBC bantamweight title when he missed weight for his February 2018 fight with Shinsuke Yamanaka, showing up five pounds heavy. He then missed weight for a November 2019 bantamweight clash against Emmanuel Rodriguez on the Wilder-Ortiz 2 undercard.

It is confirmed that unbeaten former world champion Luis “Pantera” Nery will fight Aaron Alameda (25-0,13 KOs) at 122 pounds on August 29 at a site to be named in…
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Feigenbutz returns August 28

Former WBA super middleweight world champion Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) will move down to middleweight to face Jama Saidi (17-1, 7 KOs) for the IBF Intercontinental belt on the August 28 show at Havel Studios in Berlin, Germany. In his last fight in February, Feigenbutz was stopped by IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant in ten rounds.

The event also features the previously announced clash between former WBA super welterweight champion Jack Culcay and unbeaten Abass Baraou.

Former WBA super middleweight world champion Vincent Feigenbutz (31-3, 28 KOs) will move down to middleweight to face Jama Saidi (17-1, 7 KOs) for the IBF Intercontinental belt on the…
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Arum aiming for Herring-Frampton clash

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says he is working on a world title clash between WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and former world champion Carl Frampton provided they get through interim fights. Top Rank will attempt for the third time to stage a clash between Herring and Jonathan Oquendo next month. The first two attempts were scrapped due to Herring twice failing the coronavirus test.

“We were greatly saddened when Jamel Herring tested positive for COVID-19,” said Arum via Twitter. “We expect not only him back in the ring in August, but also Carl Frampton. If they’re both victorious, we will attempt to match them against each other in the fourth quarter of 2020.”

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says he is working on a world title clash between WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring and former world champion Carl Frampton provided…
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WBC Tuesday Coffee

Idol of Otumba and WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs), the guest of honor at this Martes a Café, announced that his new gym is almost ready, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it’ll open its doors to the public in 2021.

Recalling his fifth successful defense, which on this occasion was against Tomoki Kameda (36-3, 20 KOs), Rey said that his aim and his job was to make things look easy and efficient, however, it is not as simple as it seemed and the complex, victorious battle against an accomplished opponent proved memorable. Continue reading “WBC Tuesday Coffee”

Idol of Otumba and WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs), the guest of honor at this Martes a Café, announced that his new gym is almost ready,…
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Mayer, Collard win in Las Vegas

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Undefeated 2016 U.S. Olympian junior lightweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Helen Joseph (17-5-2, 10 KOs) on Tuesday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayer in command all the way. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.

Mayer said after the fight, “Bob Arum said ‘Great fight,’ and that the next one will be for the title. We’ve been trying to get a world title fight for a while now. I said, ‘Don’t let Eddie Hearn [outbid] us.”

Middleweight “Cassius” Clay Collard (8-2-3, 2 KOs) smashed LT “Smash” Nelson (5-4, 4 KOs) in two-one-sided rounds. Collard dropped Nelson once in round one and twice in round two. The bout was waved off after more punishment at 1:57. Collard 4-0 in 2020. Continue reading “Mayer, Collard win in Las Vegas”

Undefeated 2016 U.S. Olympian junior lightweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Helen Joseph (17-5-2, 10 KOs) on Tuesday…
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Strategic Planning During The Pandemic

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán – President of the WBC

The World Boxing Council will celebrate its 58th annual convention, from August 12 to 15, through cyber technology; It will be a “virtual” congress, as the digital age is now upon us. We decided to go ahead with the event instead of traveling to St Petersburg, Russia. The world will come together with virtual reality, in a convention labeled as “We are the World.”

We are preparing everything as if we were going to have it in person. During these meetings, a large number of members of the boxing community from around the will be online. Commissioners, ring officials, promoters and managers, champions, media and fans. Continue reading “Strategic Planning During The Pandemic”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán – President of the WBC The World Boxing Council will celebrate its 58th annual convention, from August 12 to 15, through cyber technology;…
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Boxing on ESPN+ Saturday

Live boxing is back on ESPN+ Saturday, July 18, with the return of undefeated heavyweight contender Agit Kabayel in a 10-rounder against Evgenios “Achilles” Lazaridis from Seebühne Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany.

The event, promoted by SES Boxing, will take place in front of a limited number of fans and will mark Kabayel’s first fight since he signed a co-promotional pact with Top Rank last year. Kabayel-Lazaridis and select undercard bouts will stream live beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Continue reading “Boxing on ESPN+ Saturday”

Live boxing is back on ESPN+ Saturday, July 18, with the return of undefeated heavyweight contender Agit Kabayel in a 10-rounder against Evgenios “Achilles” Lazaridis from Seebühne Elbauenpark in Magdeburg,…
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Valdez-Velez is official for July 21

The first run of Top Rank on ESPN shows inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” will conclude with a certified boxing action hero ready for another toe-to-toe tussle. Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, ranked #1 by the WBC and WBO at junior lightweight, will face former world title challenger Jayson Velez in the 10-round main event Tuesday, July 21, inside the MGM Grand Conference Center.

In the eight-round co-feature, super middleweight knockout sensation Edgar Berlanga (13-0, 13 KOs), who has knocked out 13 consecutive foes in the first round to begin his pro career, will look to extend the streak against Eric Moon (11-2, 6 KOs). Continue reading “Valdez-Velez is official for July 21”

The first run of Top Rank on ESPN shows inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” will conclude with a certified boxing action hero ready for another toe-to-toe tussle. Former featherweight world…
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