GONE in 19 seconds

Super bantamweight Belmar Preciado (21-3-1, 14 KOs) needed just 19 seconds to destroy Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-10-1, 28 KOs) and claim the WBA interim Fedecentro title on Friday night in the main event at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. A Preciado left hook to the body put Hernandez on the deck to end it.

Super bantamweight Belmar Preciado (21-3-1, 14 KOs) needed just 19 seconds to destroy Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-10-1, 28 KOs) and claim the WBA interim Fedecentro title on Friday night in…
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Estrada retains WBC superfly title

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada Vs Carlos Cuadras Fight Night
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In an all out war, WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round TKO against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-4-1, 27 KOs) in a rematch on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. It was toe-to-toe action from the get-go as both were happy to trade. Cuadras dropped Estrada in round three, but Estrada recovered well. In round eleven, Estrada dropped Cuadras twice and got the stoppage with his follow-up assault. Time was 2:22.

If it wasn’t for Zepeda-Baranchyk, this could well have been Fight of the Year.

In an all out war, WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round TKO against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-4-1, 27 KOs) in…
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Chocolatito retains WBA superfly title

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada Vs Carlos Cuadras Fight Night
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WBA super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) retained the title with a one-sidd twelve round unanimous decision against Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez (25-4, 11 KOs) on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Chocolatito pressed the action and broke down Jiga round by round to notch his milestone 50th victory. Scores were 118-110, 116-112, 117-111.

WBA super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) retained the title with a one-sidd twelve round unanimous decision against Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez (25-4, 11 KOs) on Friday night…
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JC Martinez annihilates Calleros

Boxing: Juan Francisco Estrada Vs Carlos Cuadras Fight Night
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WBC flyweight champion “Rey” Julio Cesar Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) blew away late sub Moises “Taz” Calleros (33-10-1, 17 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Martinez battered and dropped Calleros in round one and got a referee’s stoppage after punishing Calleros further in round two. Time was 2:42. Calleros missed weight by 5.5 pounds and was ineligible to win the title.

WBC flyweight champion “Rey” Julio Cesar Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) blew away late sub Moises “Taz” Calleros (33-10-1, 17 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios…
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Famed Korean promoter passes

Shim Young-ja, former chairman of 88 Promotion passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at the age of 77. Nicknamed “Mama Shim” she was a rare female promoter in the 1980s and 1990s during the heyday of Korean professional boxing. The company produced such champions as IBF mini flyweight champion Lee Kyung-yeon, WBA/WBC flyweight champion Kim Yong-gang, WBA bantamweight/WBC super flyweight champion Moon Sung-Gil, and WBA minimum champion Kim Bong-Jon. Rest in peace.

Shim Young-ja, former chairman of 88 Promotion passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at the age of 77. Nicknamed “Mama Shim” she was a rare female promoter in the 1980s…
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Prasovic beats Puhalo in WBO eliminator

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Undefeated WBO #3 ranked cruiserweight Dilian Prasovic (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-1, 18 KOs) in a WBO eliminator on Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia. Prasovic dominated the fight, dropping Puhalo twice. A left hook to the body put Puhalo down in round nine. He beat the count but was in no condition to continue. Thr referee waved it off at 2:04.

Prasovic will now face the winner between Krzysztof Glowacki and Lawrence Okolie, who are fighting in December for the vacant WBO title. Continue reading “Prasovic beats Puhalo in WBO eliminator”

Undefeated WBO #3 ranked cruiserweight Dilian Prasovic (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-1, 18 KOs) in a WBO eliminator on…
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Undercard Results from Mexico City

Unbeaten 6’4 super middleweight Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Juan Antonio Mendez (12-3-2, 8 KOs) in round two on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Pacheco, in control all the way, dropped Mendez in round two with an uppercut and the fight was immediately waved off. Time was 2:02.

Unbeaten middleweight Austin “Ammo” Williams (6-0, 5 KOs) halted Esau Herrera (19-12-1, 8 KOs) in round five. Referee stoppage at 1:36.

In a clash of unbeaten junior lightweights, Otha Jones III (5-0-1, 2 KOs) and Kevin Monitel Mendoza (6-0-1, 3 KOs) battled to a six round draw. Scores were 56-58, 58-56, 57-57.

Unbeaten 6’4 super middleweight Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Juan Antonio Mendez (12-3-2, 8 KOs) in round two on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City.…
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British Boxing Board backs controversial judge

The British Boxing Board of Control has cleared judge Terry O’Connor from any wrongdoing in the recent Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez fight.

Official Statement: British Boxing Board of Control Judge Mr. Terry O’Connor appeared before the Stewards of the Board to discuss his performance at the tournament held on 17th October 2020 at the East of England Showground Arena, Peterborough.

Allegations made on social media and the print media as to Mr. O’Connor using a mobile telephone or similar handheld device were considered. Continue reading “British Boxing Board backs controversial judge”

The British Boxing Board of Control has cleared judge Terry O’Connor from any wrongdoing in the recent Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez fight. Official Statement: British Boxing Board of Control…
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Estrada: I’m not looking past Cuadras

Juan Francisco Estrada insists he is fully focused on his WBC world super-flyweight title defense against Carlos Cuadras tonight at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico, live on DAZN.

Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) meets Cuadras in a rematch of their closely fought first battle in September 2017, and should Estrada retain his title and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez prevail in his WBA world super-flyweight title defense against Israel Gonzalez this evening, the pair will clash in a hotly-anticipated rematch in early 2021. Continue reading “Estrada: I’m not looking past Cuadras”

Juan Francisco Estrada insists he is fully focused on his WBC world super-flyweight title defense against Carlos Cuadras tonight at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico, live on DAZN.…
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Lipinets, Clayton make weight

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Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Custio Clayton 147
(IBF interim welterweight title)

Xavier Martinez 130 vs. Claudio Marrero 130
(WBA super featherweight title eliminator)

Malik Hawkins 140.25 vs. Subriel Matias 139.5

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

Sergey Lipinets 147 vs. Custio Clayton 147 (IBF interim welterweight title) Xavier Martinez 130 vs. Claudio Marrero 130 (WBA super featherweight title eliminator) Malik Hawkins 140.25 vs. Subriel Matias 139.5 Venue:…
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Chisora: I am coming for war!

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Derek Chisora says Oleksandr Usyk is in store for the “fright of his life” when they collide in a heavyweight Halloween blockbuster at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

‘WAR’ Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) intends on giving Usyk nightmares in his second fight up at heavyweight, and the Finchley powerhouse heads into next weekend’s clash in terrifying form having scored big knockout wins over Artur Szpika and David Price at The O2 in 2019. Continue reading “Chisora: I am coming for war!”

Derek Chisora says Oleksandr Usyk is in store for the “fright of his life” when they collide in a heavyweight Halloween blockbuster at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday October…
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Florian Marku inks with BOXXER

He’s sold out London fight venues, amassed an army of fans that boasts several Premiership players, now undefeated welterweight and Albanian star Florian Marku (6-0-0, 4 KO’s) has signed a multi-fight promotional agreement with BOXXER.

The power-punching 28-year-old has attracted a celebrity fan following with Albanian football stars in the Premier League all eager to watch him fight, including Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri and Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and Shkrodan Mustafi. Continue reading “Florian Marku inks with BOXXER”

He’s sold out London fight venues, amassed an army of fans that boasts several Premiership players, now undefeated welterweight and Albanian star Florian Marku (6-0-0, 4 KO’s) has signed a…
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Saunders defends against Murray Dec 4

Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defense of his WBO super middleweight world title against British rival Martin Murray at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday December 4, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S.

Hatfield star Saunders (29-0, 14 KOs) became a two-weight world champion with a shutout points win over Shefat Isufi in May 2019, outclassing his Serbian opponent over 12 rounds to add the WBO 168lbs crown to his collection. Continue reading “Saunders defends against Murray Dec 4”

Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defense of his WBO super middleweight world title against British rival Martin Murray at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday December 4, live…
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MTK Global signs Miguel Vazquez

MTK Global has announced the signing of former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez. Vazquez (42-10, 16 KOs) has operated at the highest level in boxing for over a decade, and reigned as IBF lightweight champion from 2010 to 2014.

The 33-year-old Mexican star was recently in action, losing a highly controversial split decision against Lewis Ritson. “I’m happy that people are recognizing my talent and style and that I’m getting support from different corners of the world,” said Vazquez. “I had a rough start in my career but have been quite solid through it, and that people recognize this hard work is very fulfilling for me.”

MTK Global has announced the signing of former lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez. Vazquez (42-10, 16 KOs) has operated at the highest level in boxing for over a decade, and…
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Preciado headlines in Telemundo Finale tonight

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It is a quick return to the ring for Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KOs), who faces Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KOs) tonight for the WBA interim Fedecentro super bantamweight title. This will be the last Telemundo show of the year. The site will be the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Bouts are in the quarantine fight zone with no fans.

Preciado was stopped in a thrilling featherweight bout against Dennis Contreras this past August, but he’s confident that since tonight’s bout will be fought at his natural super bantamweight weight class the outcome will be different. Continue reading “Preciado headlines in Telemundo Finale tonight”

It is a quick return to the ring for Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KOs), who faces Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KOs) tonight for the WBA interim Fedecentro super bantamweight…
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Heated Serbia weigh-in

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Unbeaten WBO #3 ranked Dilian Prasovic (13-0, 10 KOs) of Montenegro will face unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-0, 18 KOs) of Herzegovina Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia. The 12 round main event will be a WBO cruiserweight world title eliminator. The fighters were head to head at the weigh-in. Each successfully weighed in under the cruiserweight maximum weight allowed.

Dilian Prasovic 199.5 vs. Edin Puhalo 198.4
(WBO cruiserweight world title eliminator)

Venue: The Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia
Promoter: Kety Box Promotion/Redzo Dedeic
TV: ARENAFIGHT 9pm local

Unbeaten WBO #3 ranked Dilian Prasovic (13-0, 10 KOs) of Montenegro will face unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-0, 18 KOs) of Herzegovina Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in…
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Fortuna headlines Nov 21 on FS1

Former world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Antonio Lozada (40-4-1, 34 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight showdown that headlines FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, November 21 from Los Angeles.

Unbeaten Starling Castillo (12-0, 9 KOs) battle lightweight contender Austin Dulay (13-2, 10 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event. In special features on the telecast, middleweight prospect Raymond Guajardo (5-1, 4 KOs) competes in a four-round attraction and lightweight prospect Armani Alméstica makes his pro debut in a four-round affair. The event is promoted by TGB Promotions.

Former world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Antonio Lozada (40-4-1, 34 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight showdown that headlines FS1 PBC Fight Night…
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Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee, FL

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Belmar Preciado 122 vs. Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez 122
(WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight title)

Otar “Pitbull” Eransoyan 132 vs. Emiliano “Pacman” Garcia 134
Bryan “The Hunter” Polaco 154 vs. Ryan Favela 154
Jonathan “El Chino” Gonzalez 148 vs. Jimmy “Joker” Rosario 149

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, FL/no audience
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr./All Star Boxing, Inc.
TV: Telemundo Network 12 AM Live

Belmar Preciado 122 vs. Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez 122 (WBA Fedecentro super bantamweight title) Otar “Pitbull” Eransoyan 132 vs. Emiliano “Pacman” Garcia 134 Bryan “The Hunter” Polaco 154 vs. Ryan Favela…
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Weights from Mexico City, Martinez foe heavy

Juan Francisco Estrada 114.5 vs. Carlos Cuadras 114.5
(WBC super flyweight championship)

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Román González 114 vs. Israel González 114
(WBA super flyweight championship)

Román Y Jiga, Ready
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Julio César Martínez 111 vs. *Moisés Calleros 117.4
(WBC flyweight championship)
*Calleros had two hours to lose 5.4 pounds, obviously that wasn’t happening. The bout will go on, but Calleros is ineligible to win the title.

Martinez Y Calleros, Weight In
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Venue: TV Azteca Studios, Mexico City
Promoters: Zanfer, Matchroom Boxing
TV: DAZN, ESPN, TV Azteca

Juan Francisco Estrada 114.5 vs. Carlos Cuadras 114.5 (WBC super flyweight championship) Román González 114 vs. Israel González 114 (WBA super flyweight championship) Julio César Martínez 111 vs. *Moisés Calleros…
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Prograis: I just love to fight

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Former super lightweight world champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis talked about moving his training camp from Los Angeles back to Houston and more as he previewed his upcoming showdown against unbeaten Juan Heraldez that takes place Saturday, October 31 live on SHOWTIME PPV from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

“Training camp is going great and I’m thrilled to be back home in Houston with my team,” said Prograis. “I have my best training here. It’s just a strict training camp lifestyle. When I lived in L.A. I had great training, but it’s just a vacation lifestyle that doesn’t work for me right now. Down here in Houston I’m with my long-time trainer Bobby Benton at the Main Street Boxing Gym. There’s no frills in there, it’s always very hot.” Continue reading “Prograis: I just love to fight”

Former super lightweight world champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis talked about moving his training camp from Los Angeles back to Houston and more as he previewed his upcoming showdown against unbeaten…
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European Boxing Update

By Marco Bratusch

Finally, it will be Ukraine’s Maxsym Bursak (37-6-2, 16 KOs) the dance partner for Italy’s Giovanni De Carolis (28-9-1, 13 KOs) to dispute the vacant European super-middleweight title. The mentioned higher-ranked contenders, Fedor Chudinov and Rocky Fielding, passed the idea, leading the EBU to go as deep as the #8 Bursak. The purse bid is set for November 16th in Rome, but the involved parties are positive about reaching an agreement, despite the bout will likely see the light no sooner than the beginning of 2021. The two 36-year-old fighters already faced each other twelve years ago at middleweights, when a very green and still inexperienced De Carolis flew over to Ukraine, taking his first loss by stoppage after a severe eight-round beating. Continue reading “European Boxing Update”

By Marco Bratusch Finally, it will be Ukraine’s Maxsym Bursak (37-6-2, 16 KOs) the dance partner for Italy’s Giovanni De Carolis (28-9-1, 13 KOs) to dispute the vacant European super-middleweight…
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Matchroom Boxing locks in London’s SSE Arena

Matchroom Boxing will take over The SSE Arena, Wembley for four events in October, November and December, starting with the highly-anticipated Heavyweight showdown between pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora on Saturday October 31, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all of its nine markets including the U.S., and ending with a night of World Championship boxing on Friday December 4 that will be announced shortly.

Over the course of six weeks, the famous venue in North-West London will play host to colossal heavyweight rematches, historic world title tripleheaders, all-British world title clashes, European title action and British and Commonwealth title fights as Matchroom closes out the year in style with a packed schedule of boxing. Continue reading “Matchroom Boxing locks in London’s SSE Arena”

Matchroom Boxing will take over The SSE Arena, Wembley for four events in October, November and December, starting with the highly-anticipated Heavyweight showdown between pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk and Derek…
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Opetaia and Huni victorious

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #4, WBO #10 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (20-0, 16 KOs) stopped Benjamin Kelleher (13-2- 2, 4 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten round bout when referee Steve Marshall crowned Opetaia at 1:50 after Kelleher in no condition to continue. The fight tookplace at the Music Hall Fortitude Valley Brisbane on Thursday night, televised on Foxtel Network nationally

In other action, 2019 amateur world super heavyweight bronze medalist Justis Huni (1-0, 1 KO) made a successful professional debut when he stopped Faiga Opelu (13-2-1, 10 KOs) in seven rounds for the Australian heavyweight crown. Referee Philip Holiday, the former IBF lightweight champion, crowned Huni after the corner of Opelu threw in the towel at 1:21.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #4, WBO #10 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (20-0, 16 KOs) stopped Benjamin Kelleher (13-2- 2, 4 KOs) in round six of a scheduled…
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Gervonta “Tank” Davis Virtual Media Day

Two-division world champion and reigning WBA lightweight titlist Gervonta Davis and trainer Calvin Folder hold a training session for the media and answer some questions ahead of Davis’ October 31 PPV battle against four-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz.

Two-division world champion and reigning WBA lightweight titlist Gervonta Davis and trainer Calvin Folder hold a training session for the media and answer some questions ahead of Davis’ October 31…
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“Fofo” Hernandez debuts on Telemundo Friday

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All Star Boxing, Boxing/Tuto Zabala, Jr. closes out the 2020 Bexeo Telemundeo fall series on Friday night with Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KO) of Mexico City versus Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KO) of Barranquilla, Colombia for the WBA interim Fedecentro super bantamweight title. This will be the fourth of four consecutive events aired on the network from the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Bouts are in the quarantine fight zone with no fans.

Hernandez owns a TKO victory over Dennis Contreras who stopped Preciado this past August on Telemundo. Continue reading ““Fofo” Hernandez debuts on Telemundo Friday”

All Star Boxing, Boxing/Tuto Zabala, Jr. closes out the 2020 Bexeo Telemundeo fall series on Friday night with Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KO) of Mexico City versus Belmar Preciado…
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