Makhense-Bholo meet for the vacant Gauteng title

By Ron Jackson

Jabulani Makhense is the favorite in his fight with the more experienced Gift Bholo for the vacant Gauteng junior-welterweight title at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon. The tournament starts at 2pm.

Makhense (5-0, 3 KOs) from Pretoria who is trained by former WBU and IBO world champion Sebastian Rothman has shown promising form since making his pro debut in December 2016, winning his first three fights inside the distance and then scoring wins over Byson Gwayeni and Siyo Mabena on points. Continue reading “Makhense-Bholo meet for the vacant Gauteng title”

By Ron Jackson Jabulani Makhense is the favorite in his fight with the more experienced Gift Bholo for the vacant Gauteng junior-welterweight title at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on…
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One on one with Canelo

By Hesiquio Balderas

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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

On Rocky Fielding…
“I’m ready to win this fight. I’m going to Fielding’s weight class, to his comfort zone. I don’t know how I’m going to feel, but I’m up for the challenge. I don’t know If I’m going to be slower. He’s taller, stronger. It excites me.”

On Floyd Mayweather…
“I heard he might come back, I would love to get that rematch. It will be a completely different story, I heard he wants to come back. That’s the one fight I would like to get!” Continue reading “One on one with Canelo”

By Hesiquio Balderas On Rocky Fielding… “I’m ready to win this fight. I’m going to Fielding’s weight class, to his comfort zone. I don’t know how I’m going to feel,…
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O’Quinn continues climb against Esquivel Oct 26

On Friday, October 26, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, one of the most promising young fighters in Detroit’s resurgent boxing scene, undefeated bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn (9-0-1, 6 KOs), will return to action six-round bout against former world-title challenger Christian “Italiano” Esquivel of Mexico (30-15-1, 23 KOs).

O’Quinn, who was last seen taking out veteran Yaqub Kareem in four rounds last June in Detroit, enjoys immense popularity in his native Motown. As an amateur, he won the USA National Championship at bantamweight and the 2013 USA Boxing Youth National Championships. Continue reading “O’Quinn continues climb against Esquivel Oct 26”

On Friday, October 26, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, one of the most promising young fighters in Detroit’s resurgent boxing scene, undefeated bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn (9-0-1, 6…
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Mayweather takes aim at Khabib

Former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather says he may face his second consecutive MMA fighter in the boxing ring. Mayweather stated “Oh, we fighting!” in regard to a match with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather says he may face his second consecutive MMA fighter in the boxing ring. Mayweather stated “Oh, we fighting!” in regard to a match with…
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Petalcorin gearing up for Alvarado

Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (28-2-1, 22 KOs) is happy and confident as he grinds in his training camp to prepare for his upcoming October 29 IBF world title against Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs). The bout will take place at the Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila. “I am in the best shape so far,” Petalcorin said. “I have sacrificed a lot and gave my everything for this fight. Alvarado is a world class fighter but fights are won in the gym and I am confident I am 100% ready. On October 29, I will get that world title belt and will become a world champion once again.” Continue reading “Petalcorin gearing up for Alvarado”

Former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (28-2-1, 22 KOs) is happy and confident as he grinds in his training camp to prepare for his upcoming October 29 IBF…
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More on Canelo/DAZN deal

Canelo Alvarez has signed the richest athlete contract in sports history. The 11-fight DAZN deal starts December 15 when Canelo faces Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden.

Golden Boy Promotions will present up to 10 additional fight nights per year on DAZN beginning in early 2019.

The Golden Boy deal is separate from the Matchroom Boxing pact with DAZN providing 32 boxing events per year. DAZN also offers Season 2 of the World Boxing Super Series.

The deal marks a major change in the boxing landscape, where its biggest stars traditionally fought on pay-per-view.

DAZN Group Executive Chairman John Skipper: “By bringing Canelo’s fights to DAZN, we will turn his pay-per-view success into a growth engine for subscribers – a truly transformational moment for our business and the entire industry.”

That said, we’re still not done with pay-per-view. Showtime has the December 1 Wilder-Fury PPV and ESPN also has boxing PPVs in its plans.

Canelo Alvarez has signed the richest athlete contract in sports history. The 11-fight DAZN deal starts December 15 when Canelo faces Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden. Golden Boy Promotions…
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Dogboe returns Dec 8 at MSG

Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe will make the second defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against the hard-hitting Emanuel Navarrete as the co-feature to the previously announced Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza lightweight unification bout on December 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Lomachenko-Pedraza and Dogboe-Navarrete will headline a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN, which will follow the 84th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation.

Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe will make the second defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against the hard-hitting Emanuel Navarrete as the co-feature to the previously announced Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza…
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Ex-champ Scott Harrison planning comeback

Scottish Promoter and current WBU/WBF World Champion Lee McAllister today announced that former two-time WBO World Champion Scott Harrison, 41, has signed to his rapidly growing Assassin Boxing Promotions & Management stable.

McAllister also announced that Harrison is set to have his first fight under the Assassin Boxing Promotions & Management banner on December 8th, at the Glasgow Club Bellahouston in Glasgow, which he believes will be the first step on a journey that will end with another World Championship belt around the former WBO Champion’s waist. Continue reading “Ex-champ Scott Harrison planning comeback”

Scottish Promoter and current WBU/WBF World Champion Lee McAllister today announced that former two-time WBO World Champion Scott Harrison, 41, has signed to his rapidly growing Assassin Boxing Promotions &…
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DAZN inks Canelo to multi-fight deal

DAZN has reportedly signed WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez to a five-year, 11-fight, $365 million deal. Canelo and Golden Boy were looking for a new home due to the demise of HBO. This means the Canelo-Rocky Fielding matchup of December 15 will be on the streaming service instead of broadcast TV in the U.S.

DAZN has reportedly signed WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez to a five-year, 11-fight, $365 million deal. Canelo and Golden Boy were looking for a new home due to the demise…
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Haye inks ex-enemy Chisora

This morning, promoter David Haye officially signed an exclusive management deal with none other than his old foe Dereck Chisora, who will join the Hayemaker boxing stable. The duo have also confirmed ‘Del Boy’ is no more. Under Haye’s complete guidance, Derek has overhauled his approach to his professional career. With London his hometown currently proving to be the epicenter of heavyweight boxing, Derek ‘WAR’ Chisora finally means business, this is WAR.

The two share a colorful and well-documented history which began on a night of mayhem in Munich back in 2012. Following Dereck’s 1st bid for world honors, which saw him go 12 rounds against Vitali Klitschko, tempers flared at the pst fight press conference culminating in a huge brawl between the Haye and Chisora camps. Fists flew, camera tripods were wielded and threats were issued. The torch paper to one of British boxing’s most notable rivalries was well and truly lit. Continue reading “Haye inks ex-enemy Chisora”

This morning, promoter David Haye officially signed an exclusive management deal with none other than his old foe Dereck Chisora, who will join the Hayemaker boxing stable. The duo have…
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Canelo, Fielding hit New York City

WBA/WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding pose in New York City in advance of their fight on December 15 at Madison Square Garden.

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WBA/WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding pose in New York City in advance of their fight on December 15 at Madison Square Garden.

Marriaga tops Berchelt-Roman undercard

Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga has had two previous cracks at world championship glory, falling short against Oscar Valdez and Vasiliy Lomachenko. The Colombian puncher’s quest for a third title shot continues Saturday, Nov. 3, when he takes on Jose Estrella (20-14-1, 14 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

Marriaga-Estrella will be the co-feature to the previously announced Miguel Berchelt-Miguel Roman super featherweight title bout.

The undercard includes 2016 Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao (9-0, 5 KOs), who will take on Joey Laviolette (9-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight fight. Continue reading “Marriaga tops Berchelt-Roman undercard”

Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga has had two previous cracks at world championship glory, falling short against Oscar Valdez and Vasiliy Lomachenko. The Colombian puncher’s quest for a third title shot…
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Bivol-Pascal set for Nov 24 on HBO

Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA light heavyweight world title against former Olympian and former WBC champion Jean Pascal on November 24 as boxing returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The event will be promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, Bivol’s promoter, in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO. The network plans to leave the boxing business after this year.

Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA light heavyweight world title against former Olympian and former WBC champion Jean Pascal on November 24 as boxing returns to Hard Rock Hotel &…
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Big Baby takes aim at WBA title

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby” Miller will likely face either Fres Oquendo or Trevor Bryan for the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title later this year. “That should be Jarrell’s next fight,” Miller’s promoter Dmitry Salita told Sky Sports. “We’re working on it pretty intensely and hopefully that will come together in the next couple of days. We’re working on a fight before the end of the year, which could be confirmed very soon.”

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby” Miller will likely face either Fres Oquendo or Trevor Bryan for the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title later this year. “That should be Jarrell’s…
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Chon Zepeda returns Saturday

World ranked lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda will be the main attraction of a very interesting Zanfer promotion on Saturday at the Municipal Gymnasium in Tecate, BC, Mexico. Zepeda (29-1, 24 KOs) will face Venezuelan Domicio Rondon (15-4, 10 KOs) in a ten-rounder. Trained by Robert Alcazar, Zepeda is looking for his seventh straight victory and is taking aim at an early 2019 title shot against Vasyl Lomachenko (WBA), Mickey Garcia (WBC and IBF) and Jose Pedraza (WBO). Zepeda’s only loss was a 2015 world title setback against Terry Flanagan.
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World ranked lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda will be the main attraction of a very interesting Zanfer promotion on Saturday at the Municipal Gymnasium in Tecate, BC, Mexico. Zepeda (29-1, 24…
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Berchelt ready to teach Roman a lesson

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alarcon” Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) will defend his belt for the fourth time against Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) on November 3 in El Paso, Texas. Berchelt working double sessions in Hermosillo with coach Alfredo Caballero and as the intensity and workload increases, he has exhibited great physical and athletic, power and speed, endurance and recovery capability.

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“We’re doing very well but we won’t cut corners,” said Berchelt. “I want to get the best condition and strength of my career so I can prove who is the best super featherweight in the world is and teach ‘Mickey’ not to go around talking. We must speak in the ring!”

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alarcon” Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) will defend his belt for the fourth time against Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) on November 3 in El…
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Canelo comments from belting ceremony

As previously reported, Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) received his WBC middleweight world title Monday at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City.

Canelo Alvarez: “I want to thank everyone for their support during the good times and the bad. It was a tough year for me. I would never do anything to blemish my career, but I’m grateful to all those who were there with me. I’m going to represent the WBC from here on. They’ve been my family since the beginning. It’s a great responsibility to be a Mexican world champion. But I take that responsibility because I know I’m a determined and disciplined fighter. I honor every fighter who has fought at Madison Square Garden, but I’m going to make my own story. This is another chapter in my legacy.
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WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman: “Canelo shut a lot of mouths in his last fight. He quieted a lot of critics who said he did not come forward. But in his last fight he showed with his fists and his aggression that he is the better fighter. Canelo is always first to raise the Mexican flag after a victory and yell Viva Mexico! I am so proud he is representing the WBC once again.”

As previously reported, Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) received his WBC middleweight world title Monday at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City. Canelo Alvarez: “I want to thank everyone for their…
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Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith in the works

Promoter Yvon Michel announced at a press event in Montreal that IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt in December against Joe Smith Jr (24-2, 20 KOs). Possible dates are December 15 or 22 at Madison Square Garden (on the Canelo-Fielding undercard) or in Atlantic City. DAZN will televise the bout.

Michel also stated that it’s looking like the February 2 rematch between WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev will probably land in Frisco, Texas.

Promoter Yvon Michel announced at a press event in Montreal that IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt in December against Joe Smith Jr…
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Andrade: I am too old to fight nobodies

Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade believes that middleweight is set to become the new ‘glamour division’ in boxing, and he’s ready to rule it as he prepares to face Walter Kautondokwa for the vacant WBO World title at TD Garden in Boston on Saturday night, live on DAZN. Andrade (25-0 16KOs) can become a two-weight world ruler with a victory over the unbeaten and big-punching Namibian Walter Kautondokwa (17-0 16KOs) for the WBO crown will set the Rhode Island star take his spot alongside the big guns at 160lbs.

‘Boo Boo’ welcomes ‘The Executioner’ to his New England backyard in his first fight with new promoter Eddie Hearn and new network in OTT-giants DAZN – and with more massive nights on the cards in 2019, the 30-year-old heads into his big Boston night in a great place. Continue reading “Andrade: I am too old to fight nobodies”

Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade believes that middleweight is set to become the new ‘glamour division’ in boxing, and he’s ready to rule it as he prepares to face Walter Kautondokwa…
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Banks talks Shields-Braekhus

Trainer Jonathan Banks comments on a potential fight between female superstars Claressa Shields and Cecilia Braekhus.

Trainer Jonathan Banks comments on a potential fight between female superstars Claressa Shields and Cecilia Braekhus.

Yunusov-Davis collide Nov 16

Three-time Olympian and undefeated Anvar Yunusov takes on Joshua Davis in the eight-round super featherweight main event on Friday night, November 16th at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Yunusov, who competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics for his native Tajikistan, is now 5-0 with two knockouts as a professional. Continue reading “Yunusov-Davis collide Nov 16”

Three-time Olympian and undefeated Anvar Yunusov takes on Joshua Davis in the eight-round super featherweight main event on Friday night, November 16th at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The show…
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Canelo belted by WBC in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican star Saul ¨Canelo¨ Alvarez has received his WBC middleweight world championship belt on Monday at the Sumaya Museum in Mexico City in a historic event in the presence of national and international press.

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Billionaire businessman Carlos Slim, an enthusiastic supporter of boxing, had the honor of presenting Canelo’s belts, which he won September 15 against Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Canelo belted by WBC in Mexico City”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican star Saul ¨Canelo¨ Alvarez has received his WBC middleweight world championship belt on Monday at the Sumaya Museum in Mexico City in a historic event…
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Canelo-Fielding Ticket Alert

Tickets for the showdown between WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBA super middleweight world champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) will go on sale this Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The special 12-round super middleweight attraction will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden.

Tickets for Canelo vs. Fielding go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $1,000, $500, $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50 plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges.

Tickets for the showdown between WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBA super middleweight world champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) will go on sale…
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Boxing back in Monte Carlo Nov 24

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo are delighted to confirm further details of the third edition of the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza – a night of World Championship Boxing taking place on Saturday November 24, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. The main event in the stunning Monaco setting sees Denis Lebedev (31-2, 23 KO’s) defend his WBA cruiserweight world title against undefeated American Mike Wilson (19-0, 8 KO’s).

China’s 20-0 Heavyweight star Zhilei Zhang puts his WBO Oriental title on the line against Russia’s Alexander Ustinov (34-2, 25 KO’s) in the toughest fight of his career. The 2008 Olympic silver medallist is targeting a potential showdown with his old amateur rival, heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua.

WBA Super-Flyweight World Champion Kal Yafai (24-0, 15 KO’s) aims to maintain his undefeated record when he makes the fourth defence of his crown against Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez (23-2, 10 KO’s). Yafai stopped another Mexican, David Carmona, in seven rounds on his US debut in California in May and is promising another explosive performance on November 24. Continue reading “Boxing back in Monte Carlo Nov 24”

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo are delighted to confirm further details of the third edition of the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza – a night of World Championship…
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Farmer ready to do it big or not at all

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

For years, when Tevin Farmer woke up every morning, the first thought on his mind was his goal to become a world champion. It was like an instinct. It came before breakfast, before he put his feet on the floor, and before he said his first words of the day. It was automatic. In his mind, he visualized that goal and saw himself with a championship belt wrapped around his waist.

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On August 3rd, that goal came to be. Farmer made a trip to Australia and returned home with the IBF junior lightweight title, following a dominant win over Billy Dib. After seven years as a pro, all of his hard work had paid off and he had finally achieved his long-standing goal.

So how did it feel when Tevin woke up after becoming champ?

“At first, it was regular,” Farmer said. “You kind of get used to that feeling. It becomes normal. So when you become champion that feeling is still on you, but now it’s just starting to wear off.”

And for world champion Tevin Farmer, 26-4-1, 5 KOs, 1 NC, things are starting to change. With that belt in his possession, everything is new for him, and he needs new goals and new things to visualize. On Saturday night (October 20), for the first time, Tevin Farmer will enter a boxing ring as a world champion when he makes his first title defense against Belfast’s James Tennyson, 22-2, 18 KOs, at the TD Garden in Boston. The bout will be streamed live by DAZN. Continue reading “Farmer ready to do it big or not at all”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com For years, when Tevin Farmer woke up every morning, the first thought on his mind was his goal to become a world champion. It was…
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