Jacobs: I Want Canelo on Cinco de Mayo

Daniel Jacobs is gunning for a middleweight world title unification battle with Canelo Alvarez in 2019 – and the IBF ruler says their showdown is one of the biggest fights in boxing.

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Jacobs will be ringside at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night as Alvarez looks to become a three-weight World champion when he challenges WBA world super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding – with the Mexican king making his debut on DAZN, with the clash also live in the UK on Sky Sports. Continue reading “Jacobs: I Want Canelo on Cinco de Mayo”

Daniel Jacobs is gunning for a middleweight world title unification battle with Canelo Alvarez in 2019 – and the IBF ruler says their showdown is one of the biggest fights…
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Rodriguez to train in Cuba for Inoue

The IBF world bantamweight champion Emmanuel “Manny” Rodríguez (19-0, 12 KOs) and his team left for Havana, Cuba to continue training for his unification fight against WBA world champion Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs). This is the semifinal round of the acclaimed World Boxing Super Series.

The date and venue of the event will be announced soon.

“I will be quartered in Cuba for 77 days. It will not be easy to be away from my family for so long, but the sacrifice will be worth it,” said Rodríguez. Continue reading “Rodriguez to train in Cuba for Inoue”

The IBF world bantamweight champion Emmanuel “Manny” Rodríguez (19-0, 12 KOs) and his team left for Havana, Cuba to continue training for his unification fight against WBA world champion Naoya…
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PBC set to invade UK market

ITV has announced a new deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) to bring exclusive coverage of PBC boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the UK. This is the first time that Haymon Sports and PBC has partnered with a UK broadcaster to stage boxing events regularly in the UK. The exclusive three-year deal will guarantee a minimum of 15 televised events each year, drawing from PBC’s group of over 160 boxers in matches staged both in the UK and the US.

ITV has announced a new deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) to bring exclusive coverage of PBC boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the…
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Ngabu ready to defend EBU cruiser belt

The country of Belgium has been well known for years for producing talent in soccer. Boxing has taken a backseat for the most part. There have been contenders over the years but few have made significant advances toward competing for a world championship. This drought may be coming to an end for the country by way of world ranked and current European champion Yves Ngabu. He is unbeaten at 19-0, 14 KOs and has a crowd-pleasing style.
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Ngabu will get his opportunity to show his class when he squares off against world ranked Micki Nielsen (25-1, 15 KOs) of Denmark on February 16 at the Sporthal Schiervelde in Roeselare, Belgium. A U.S. network has actually inquired with Team Ngabu about airing the bout. Continue reading “Ngabu ready to defend EBU cruiser belt”

The country of Belgium has been well known for years for producing talent in soccer. Boxing has taken a backseat for the most part. There have been contenders over the…
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Braehmer returns Saturday in Hamburg

There is an interesting fight card this Saturday at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany, as a number of notable boxers see action.

Former two-division world champion Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) makes his first start in 14 months against Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas (33-16-1, 19 KOs) in an eight round super middleweight bout. In his last fight, Braehmer defeated current WBA “regular” middleweight champion Rob Brant in a WBSS match.

Heavyweight Christian Hammer (23-5, 13 KOs) meets unbeaten Michael Wallisch (19-0, 12 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the WBO Euro belt.

Light heavyweights Karo Murat (32-3-1, 21 KOs) and Sven Fornling (14-1, 7 KOs) collide in a twelve-rounder for the IBO world title.

And, unbeaten welterweight Sebastian Formella (19-0, 10 KOs) meets Betuel Ushona (36-6-1, 9 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the newly established WBO “global” title.

There is an interesting fight card this Saturday at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany, as a number of notable boxers see action. Former two-division world champion Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35…
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Canelo-Rocky Fight Week Schedule

Canelomania hits New York City this week as Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding have a full fight week schedule, including two free public events.

Today: Grand Arrivals (media only)

Wednesday: Canelo vs. Rocky Media Workout
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Madison Square Garden – Chase Square
Event begins at 10 a.m.

Thursday: Canelo vs. Rocky Presser (media only)

Friday: Canelo vs. Rocky Official Weigh-in
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Madison Square Garden – Arena Floor
Fan arrival begins at 11:30 a.m.

Canelomania hits New York City this week as Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding have a full fight week schedule, including two free public events. Today: Grand Arrivals (media only) Wednesday:…
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Late results from Odessa, Texas

By David Finger

Odessa, Texas’s Desmond “Dez” Hill, 174, took a major step towards establishing himself as a legitimate boxing prospect after stopping the gritty Ricardo “Rico” Urquizo, 174, in four rounds last Saturday (December 8) in an exciting card at the Ector County Coliseum. The back and forth brawl was easily the fight of the night but despite the fireworks, there was some controversy when referee Gregorio Alvarez waved it off with only seconds remaining in the fourth and final round. With the win Hill improves to 4-0, 4 KOs while Urquizo falls to 4-6-2, 2 KOs. Continue reading “Late results from Odessa, Texas”

By David Finger Odessa, Texas’s Desmond “Dez” Hill, 174, took a major step towards establishing himself as a legitimate boxing prospect after stopping the gritty Ricardo “Rico” Urquizo, 174, in…
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Flores aiming to upset Parker Saturday

Upset-minded heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores departed a week ago on a 13-hour flight from California to New Zealand to challenge former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker this Saturday (Dec. 15) in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“Beating Parker will get me a step closer to my goal to be the first Mexican-American to become world heavyweight champion,” Flores said. “I can’t picture myself losing, not the way I feel. I’ve had a long, hard training camp for this fight. It’s really been a couple years, because some fights fell through.” Continue reading “Flores aiming to upset Parker Saturday”

Upset-minded heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores departed a week ago on a 13-hour flight from California to New Zealand to challenge former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker this Saturday…
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Omori stops ex-OPBF champ Yamamoto

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese southpaw prospect, WBC#18 bantam Shohei Omori (20-2, 15 KOs) proved too strong and sharp for ex-OPBF bantam ruler Takahiro Yamamoto (21-6, 17 KOs), whipping him so lopsidedly that the referee intervened at 2:48 of the third round in a scheduled eight on Sunday in Osaka, Japan.

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Having failed to win the vacant WBO bantam belt by an eleventh round stoppage by Filipino Marlon Tapales in Kyoto in April of the previous year, Omori, a tall and stylish hard-puncher, registered a couple of fine victories to show his return to the front line. Omori, a junior to Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata in the same high school in Kyoto, will move up to the 122-pount category to be gunning for a shot at a regional championship next year.

By Joe Koizumi Japanese southpaw prospect, WBC#18 bantam Shohei Omori (20-2, 15 KOs) proved too strong and sharp for ex-OPBF bantam ruler Takahiro Yamamoto (21-6, 17 KOs), whipping him so…
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Canelo: It’s Not An Easy Fight

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) of Mexico returns to the ring as he takes on WBA world super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) of England. Canelo will take on Fielding this Saturday night December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City live on DAZN.

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“I’m really motivated for this fight. It’s not an easy fight, and I’m preparing for the best Rocky Fielding,” Canelo Alvarez said on his upcoming fight with Fielding.

In challenging Fielding, Canelo will be moving up in weight to the 168-pound limit as he attempts to join the list of Mexicans to win three world titles in three weight divisions. Mexican greats like Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, Marco Antonio “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Barrera and Jorge “El Travieso” Arce. Continue reading “Canelo: It’s Not An Easy Fight”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) of Mexico returns to the ring as he takes on WBA world super middleweight champion Rocky…
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Estrada, Shields, Braekhus post-fight comments

#1 world ranked super-flyweight Juan Francisco ‘El Gallo’ Estrada, WBC/IBF/WBA women’s middleweight world champion Claressa Shields, and undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO women’s welterweight world champion Cecilia Braekhus spoke about their big wins on HBO’s final boxing telecast Saturday night at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Continue reading “Estrada, Shields, Braekhus post-fight comments”

#1 world ranked super-flyweight Juan Francisco ‘El Gallo’ Estrada, WBC/IBF/WBA women’s middleweight world champion Claressa Shields, and undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO women’s welterweight world champion Cecilia Braekhus spoke about their big wins…
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Dominican boxing scene heats up for December

By Robert Coster

Boxing in the Dominican Republic is heating up for the month of December with three international cards with regional titles at stake.

On December 14th, welterweight prospect Alberto Palmetta (9-1, 5 KOs) of Argentina faces local boxer David Martinez (10-9-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBA Fedecaribe title. Martinez’s record is deceptive as he has faced a higher caliber of boxers than Palmetta. Also, Vitaly Kopilenko (27-1) of Ukraine will fight Juan Carlos Rodriguez in the super-Middleweight class; welterweight Ramon La Paz of Florida (6-0, 2 KO) clashes with Marco Acevedo (11-4, 3 KOs). Three more fights will be on the card.
Promoter: Domini Boxing (Jose Rafael Lantigua)
Venue: Casa de los Clubes, Santo Domingo

Continue reading “Dominican boxing scene heats up for December”

By Robert Coster Boxing in the Dominican Republic is heating up for the month of December with three international cards with regional titles at stake. On December 14th, welterweight prospect…
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Lewis: Akkawy blessed with raw power

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis is confident that WBA #9, IBF #11 super middleweight Bilal Akkawy (18-0-1, 14 KOs) who will be in action at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, has the power to take him to a world title, especially after working as chief sparring partner to WBC, WBA middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez.
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“Some people are blessed with raw power and I think Bilal is going to be an even better puncher than his dad,” Lewis told the Daily Telegraph. “Some people are born fast, some strong, and I think while you can improve the power in your punches, power is something you’re born with. It’s a gift from God and Bilal has certainly got that.” Continue reading “Lewis: Akkawy blessed with raw power”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis is confident that WBA #9, IBF #11 super middleweight Bilal Akkawy (18-0-1, 14 KOs) who will be…
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Landeros 15-0, 15 KOs aiming at USA debut

In what was his third fight of the year, 17-year-old unbeaten bantamweight prospect Joseph “El Tigre” Landeros extended his undefeated record to 15-0 with 15 KOs after a knockout win in three rounds over Chiapa’s Aramis Solis (14-8, 9 KOs) at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The fight was part of the “Nights of Boxing” series card last Friday promoted by Jibaro Perez Promotions and was the possibly the last fight in Mexico for a career that started when Landeros was 15 years old.

For the Riverside, California fighter, 2018 was a year of transition and preparation for his incursion into boxing in the United States where he will be allowed to fight after February, when reaches adulthood at the age of 18. Continue reading “Landeros 15-0, 15 KOs aiming at USA debut”

In what was his third fight of the year, 17-year-old unbeaten bantamweight prospect Joseph “El Tigre” Landeros extended his undefeated record to 15-0 with 15 KOs after a knockout win…
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Soro destroys Vendetti, wins WBA interim title

By Robert Coster

Frenchman Michel Soro won the WBA interim super-Welterweight World Title on Saturday night, scoring a brutal knockout of American Greg Vendetti in two rounds in the town of Levallois-Perret, France. Soro (33-2-1, 22 KOs) was ranked #1 by the WBA, Vendetti( 20-3-1, 12 KOs) was ranked 9th. Soro cornered Vendetti against the ropes and then unleashed a barrage of three consecutive lethal right hands that drove his unconscious opponent to the canvas. The referee did not bother to count. Soro issued a challenge to “all those world champions out there. I want to be the real, undisputed world champion.” The fight was held at the Marcel Cerdan Sports Arena.

By Robert Coster Frenchman Michel Soro won the WBA interim super-Welterweight World Title on Saturday night, scoring a brutal knockout of American Greg Vendetti in two rounds in the town…
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Trans boxer wins pro debut (photos)

On Saturday night’s Golden Boy card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, super featherweight Patricio Manuel (1-0) of Los Angeles defeated Hugo Aguilar (0-6) of Iztacalco, Mexico via unanimous decision in a four-round fight. Patricio Manuel won with three scores of 39-37.

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Photo: Derrick Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

A seemingly innocuous pro debut, except for one fact. As an amateur, Manuel fought in the 2012 US Olympic trials as a female. On Saturday night, Manuel became the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Continue reading “Trans boxer wins pro debut (photos)”

On Saturday night’s Golden Boy card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, super featherweight Patricio Manuel (1-0) of Los Angeles defeated Hugo Aguilar (0-6) of Iztacalco, Mexico via…
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Lomachenko: People who love boxing liked this fight

By David Finger

WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko once again showed the world why he is considered quite possibly the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world after winning a lopsided twelve round decision over Jose Pedraza in a lightweight unification fight. But even his most ardent supporters seem to recognize that there is a glitch in the Matrix. Lomachenko looked solid in defeating Pedraza by twelve round decision. But he also seemed to be bothered by the jab and overall slickness of the Puerto Rican champion and, at least for the early rounds, didn’t really look like the Lomachenko of old.

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“It was an interesting fight,” Lomachenko said during the post fight press conference in the Hulu Theater after the fight. “He has a very good jab. He prepared very good. Every round he changed position and he boxed smart. I think people who love boxing liked this fight.” Continue reading “Lomachenko: People who love boxing liked this fight”

By David Finger WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko once again showed the world why he is considered quite possibly the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world after winning…
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McKean stops Izonritei

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Dempsey McKean (13-0, 7 KOs) defended the title successfully when he stopped challenger Roger Izonritei (12-8-1, 11 KOs) at the Southport Sharks AFL club at Southport, Queensland on Saturday. Southpaw McKean controlled the action from the opening round connecting with accurate combinations on his opponent. At the conclusion of round four, the corner of Izonritei retired their boxer when he was in no condition to continue. Continue reading “McKean stops Izonritei”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian heavyweight champion Dempsey McKean (13-0, 7 KOs) defended the title successfully when he stopped challenger Roger Izonritei (12-8-1, 11 KOs) at the…
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Zorilla defeats Pino for PR domestic title

Puerto Rico’s undefeated rising star in the junior welterweight division Danielito ‘El Zorro’ Zorrilla scored an eight round unanimous decision over tough challenger Ryan Pino to be crowned as the new national champion of the Professional Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico at the Antonio R. Barceló Coliseum in Toa Baja.

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Zorrilla (10-0 with 8 KOs) took the win after taking the best part of the fight between the third and eighth round, including knocking down Pino (8-4 with 4 KOs) in the third round to get the cards to his favor to the sound of 79-72 on one of them and 78-73 on the other two. Continue reading “Zorilla defeats Pino for PR domestic title”

Puerto Rico’s undefeated rising star in the junior welterweight division Danielito ‘El Zorro’ Zorrilla scored an eight round unanimous decision over tough challenger Ryan Pino to be crowned as the…
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Mchunu gains revenge and ABU cruiserweight title

By Ron Jackson

In a battle of southpaws, Thabiso Mchunu gained revenge and added the African Boxing Union cruiserweight title to his South African cruiserweight crown when he completely outclassed Tommy Oosthuizen to score a unanimous 12 round points decision, in their return match, at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night.

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Oosthuizen only shared one round on my scorecard as judge’s John Shipanuka (Zambia) and Michael Neaquay (Ghana) scored 119-109 and 119-111 and the third judge Simon Mokadi (South Africa) handed in a card of 118-111. Continue reading “Mchunu gains revenge and ABU cruiserweight title”

By Ron Jackson In a battle of southpaws, Thabiso Mchunu gained revenge and added the African Boxing Union cruiserweight title to his South African cruiserweight crown when he completely outclassed…
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The End

HBO vets Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant together one last time as HBO Boxing throws in the towel. It was also announced Saturday that Max Kellerman will land back at ESPN Boxing in 2019.

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HBO vets Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant together one last time as HBO Boxing throws in the towel. It was also announced Saturday that Max Kellerman will land back at…
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Alvarado beats Morales in WBA eliminator

In a WBA super featherweight world title eliminator, WBA #1 rated Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #4 Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Alvarado battled through the blood from several cuts to win 117-111, 116-112, 115-113.

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“I’m going to work harder on getting better and improving my technique,” said Alvarado afterward. “I was able to get these six victories in a row because allow God to direct me, I work hard and I throw a lot of punches. We want the world title. I want [Alberto] Machado.” Continue reading “Alvarado beats Morales in WBA eliminator”

In a WBA super featherweight world title eliminator, WBA #1 rated Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #4 Carlos “The Solution”…
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Lomachenko beats Pedraza in unification bout

By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to take the belt of WBO lightweight champion Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) in a lightweight unification clash on Saturday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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It was a tactical fight with Lomachenko bringing the pressure but not dominating in normal Loma fashion until round eleven when he exploded and battered Pedraza pillar to post with two knockdowns. Scores were 119-107, 117-109, 117-109.

“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter…He’s a veteran. He did a very good job, and I respect Pedraza and his team.” Continue reading “Lomachenko beats Pedraza in unification bout”

By David Finger at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to take the belt of WBO lightweight champion…
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