Coffie-Rice Final Press Conference

Fighters competing on FOX this Saturday, July 31 previewed their respective matchups during a virtual press conference Thursday before they enter the ring at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Unbeaten rising heavyweight Michael Coffie and late sub Jonnie Rice meet in the main event.

Michael Coffie: “When I look at Jonnie Rice, I think he might be more durable than Gerald Washington. To me, that just makes this a better fight.”

Jonnie Rice: “I have to give it my all on Saturday. I have to do my best to impress everyone. This is my time to show everyone who I am.”

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Fighters competing on FOX this Saturday, July 31 previewed their respective matchups during a virtual press conference Thursday before they enter the ring at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.…
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Top Rank names all-female announce team

Broadcast history will be made Saturday, Aug. 14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Crystina Poncher and reigning WBO junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer will form boxing’s first-ever all-female broadcast team.

Poncher (play-by-play) and Mayer (color commentary) will call the international broadcast of the tripleheader featuring the third fight between WBA super flyweight world champion Joshua “El Profesor” Franco and former world champion Andrew “The Monster” Moloney, undefeated junior welterweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr. against Antonio Moran, and the professional debut of middleweight Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali.

The international broadcast will be available to millions of fight fans in more than 150 countries. Viewers in the United States, however, will likely be getting an all-male broadcast crew.

Broadcast history will be made Saturday, Aug. 14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Crystina Poncher and reigning WBO junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer will form boxing’s first-ever all-female broadcast team.…
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Benavidez-Uzcategui TV undercard set

Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez (24-0, 21 KOs) will square off against former champion José Uzcátegui (31-4, 26 KOs) in a WBC super middleweight title eliminator as Benavídez returns to his hometown of Phoenix for the first time in six years in the Showtime main event on Saturday, August 28 from Footprint Center – home of the Phoenix Suns.

The telecast will also feature the return of longtime contender José Benavídez (27-1, 18 KOs), the older brother of David Benavídez facing Francisco Emanuel Torres (17-3, 5 KOs)  in the 10-round super welterweight co-main event. Kicking off the telecast is undefeated super bantamweight Carlos Castro (26-0, 11 KOs) taking on former title challenger Óscar Escandón (26-5, 18 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.

The Benavídez brothers and Castro hail from Phoenix and have their sights set on impressing their hometown fans.

Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez (24-0, 21 KOs) will square off against former champion José Uzcátegui (31-4, 26 KOs) in a WBC super middleweight title eliminator as Benavídez…
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COVID KOs Benn-Granados

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Conor Benn has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of Saturday’s Fight Camp main event vs. Adrian Granados. New date to be announced shortly. The Xu Can vs. Leigh Wood WBA featherweight world title fight will now headline Saturday’s show on DAZN.

Conor Benn has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of Saturday’s Fight Camp main event vs. Adrian Granados. New date to be announced shortly. The Xu Can vs. Leigh…
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Olympics: USA super heavyweight Torrez wins

USA super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. won by unanimous decision over Algerian Chouaib Bouloudinats at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in the Tokyo Olympics. Torrez dropped Bouloudinats in round one. He will move on to Sunday’s quarterfinal against Cuban Dainier Pero.

USA middleweight Troy Isley bowed out in the round of 16, losing a narrow 3-2 decision to Russian Gleb Bakski representing the Russian Olympic Committee since the country of Russia is banned.

USA welterweight Delante Johnson, USA lightweight Keyshawn Davis, and USA featherweight Duke Ragan are all still in the medal hunt.

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In another notable bout, pro heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov (8-0, 8 KOs) of Uzbekistan took a unanimous decision over Abdullayev Mahammad in super heavyweight action. Jalolov is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and is 6-0 in the U.S. He will next face Satish Kumar of India.

In other super heavyweight action, Frazer Clarke (UK), Mourad Aliev (France), and Ivan Veriasov (Russia) all advanced to the quarterfinals.

USA super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. won by unanimous decision over Algerian Chouaib Bouloudinats at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in the Tokyo Olympics. Torrez dropped Bouloudinats in round one. He will…
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Ndou calls out Mayweather to help South Africa

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Former world champion turned lawyer Lovemore Ndou, who is also an Australian Hall of Fame inductee and author, is contemplating making a ring return to raise money for South Africa. And Anthony Mundine and Floyd Mayweather junior are on his hit list.

Ndou’s move follows the recent violent riots and looting that have swept his home country over the past week.

“I’m doing it for a good cause, Lovemore said. Continue reading “Ndou calls out Mayweather to help South Africa”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former world champion turned lawyer Lovemore Ndou, who is also an Australian Hall of Fame inductee and author, is contemplating making a ring…
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UFC Fightpass card canceled

Tonight’s Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions card in Mexico, slated to be streamed live on UFC Fightpass, has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues. “COVID-19 is on the rise, and we needed to protect our fighters, as well as respect the local boxing commission’s restrictions,” RJJ Boxing CEO and co-founder Keith Veltre said. “We fully expect to continue promoting shows again in Mexico after conditions there improve.”

Tonight’s Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions card in Mexico, slated to be streamed live on UFC Fightpass, has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues. “COVID-19 is on the rise, and…
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Tapia Legacy Continues Saturday

The Tapia name continues to live on in the sport of boxing this Saturday night at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico. Festivities will kick off at noon with a string of amateur bouts. Johnny Tapia’s son Johnny Lorenzo Tapia will be making his amateur debut. Pro bouts will begin at 6:30pm. A total of eight bouts are set to take place. Several boxers are scheduled to make their pro debut. The co-main event will be former featherweight contender Antonio Escalante (29-10, 20 KOs) of El Paso, Texas taking on Adam Ochoa (5-2-1, 3 KOs) of Amarillo, Texas. The main event will be Josh Torres (22-7-2, 13 KOs) of Albuquerque, New Mexico fighting Jose Morales (8-9) of Lubbock, Texas. Continue reading “Tapia Legacy Continues Saturday”

The Tapia name continues to live on in the sport of boxing this Saturday night at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico. Festivities will kick off…
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Oscar: I’m doing this for the right reasons

By Miguel Maravilla

He is back! “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KO’s) of East L.A returns to the ring as he takes on UFC fighter, Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort (1-0, 1 KO) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. De La Hoya and Belfort will square off on Saturday, September 11th in headlining ‘LEGENDS II’ at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Fite.TV and Triller.

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“I’m doing this for the right reasons. I can’t wait to fight Belfort and get back in that ring,” De La Hoya told Fightnews.com®. “It will be a fun fight and it will be intense. This will be a fight.”

Fight night will also mark the 20th Anniversary of 9-11. De La Hoya talked about fighting on that day.

“It’s going to be intense for a lot of people. It will be emotional, what people went through. Wow, 20 years, we remember. We will always remember.” Continue reading “Oscar: I’m doing this for the right reasons”

By Miguel Maravilla He is back! “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KO’s) of East L.A returns to the ring as he takes on UFC fighter, Vitor…
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Interview: Alex Rincon

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® caught up with super welterweight and undefeated Golden Boy prospect Alex Rincon (8-0, 6 KOs) who takes on Sanny Duversonne (11-3-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday, Aug 14 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, headlined by Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and streamed live on DAZN. Continue reading “Interview: Alex Rincon”

By Jeff Zimmerman Fightnews.com® caught up with super welterweight and undefeated Golden Boy prospect Alex Rincon (8-0, 6 KOs) who takes on Sanny Duversonne (11-3-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday, Aug…
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Sawada, Sadatsune draw in Japanese 118lb title bout

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A very bizarre happening was seen in a Japanese national bantamweight title bout for the vacant belt (renounced by Yusuke Suzuki) on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. JBC#1 Kyosuke Sawada (14-2-2, 6 KOs), 118, a prohibitive favorite unbeaten in his last fifteen bouts including a draw, badly decked JBC#2 southpaw Ikuro Sadatsune (11-4-4, 4 KOs), 118, with his opening attack in the first session, but an accidental collision of heads in round two had each so profusely streaming blood from the forehead that the ring physician had to advise the ref Yoshida to inevitably call a halt. Continue reading “Sawada, Sadatsune draw in Japanese 118lb title bout”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A very bizarre happening was seen in a Japanese national bantamweight title bout for the vacant belt (renounced by Yusuke Suzuki) on Monday…
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The September 18 fight between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant for the undisputed super middleweight title, which was supposed to be practically a done deal, has apparently fallen apart. Plant told ESPN that he agreed to everything but Team Canelo’s “ridiculous requests” became too much.
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Even without Alvarez-Plant, there are still four PPV boxing events scheduled within seven weeks, Pacquiao-Spence (August 21), Paul Woodley (August 29), De La Hoya-Belfort (September 11) and Fury-Wilder (October 9), so fans’ PPV budgets are already stretched thin. If Alvarez-Plant is resurrected on September 18, that would make five PPVs in less than two months.
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All five members of the U.S. Men’s Olympic team are still in the medal hunt. No big-name pros or ex-champions competing in Tokyo this year.

The September 18 fight between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant for the undisputed super middleweight title, which was supposed to be practically a done deal, has apparently fallen apart. Plant…
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Wilson aims to upset Hunter at MSG Aug 3

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WBA #14 Mike “White Delight” Wilson (21-1, 10 KOs) will face WBA #6 heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA Continental Americas title and a WBA title eliminator main event on August 3. The site of the event will be the historic Madison Square Garden (MSG) Theater in New York City. Their original June date in Miami was scrapped when the lightweight championship clash between champion Teofimo Lopez and challenger George Kambosos Jr. was postponed after Lopez tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading “Wilson aims to upset Hunter at MSG Aug 3”

WBA #14 Mike “White Delight” Wilson (21-1, 10 KOs) will face WBA #6 heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA Continental Americas title and a WBA…
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De La Hoya-Belfort Kickoff Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

“The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) 8-time world titles in six weight divisions returns to the ring for the first time since 2008 against MMA legend Vitor Belfort.

Oscar De La Hoya: “These exhibitions that we’re seeing are becoming a circus, I want no part of that. And that’s why this fight is a real, sanctioned fight and not an exhibition. Everybody who knows me, I’ve never been in a boring fight. I go out there and fight. An exhibition isn’t us, Vitor and I have too much at stake. When I see Belfort I can see in his eyes how proud he is of his legacy and I feel the same way too and I respect that.” Continue reading “De La Hoya-Belfort Kickoff Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) 8-time world titles in six weight divisions returns to the ring for the first time since 2008…
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Shot of the Day

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Photo: Chris Farina/Triller Fight Club

Boxing legend ‘The Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya and UFC legend Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort met with the Southern California media Tuesday at the kickoff press conference ahead of their highly anticipated battle set presented by Triller Fight Club on September 11.

Boxing legend ‘The Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya and UFC legend Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort met with the Southern California media Tuesday at the kickoff press conference ahead of…
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Covid KOs Washington, Coffie gets new foe

Unbeaten heavyweight Michael Coffie (12-0, 9 KOs) will now face Jonathan Rice (13-6-1, 9 KOs) in the main event of Saturday’s FOX telecast from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Coffie was originally scheduled to face former title challenger Gerald Washington, who was forced to withdraw after a positive COVID-19 test.

Following the FOX broadcast will be an FS1 card topped by veteran contender and Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell (34-2-1, 25 KOs) competing for the second time at light heavyweight as he faces Christopher Brooker (16-7, 6 KOs) in a 10-round fight. Continue reading “Covid KOs Washington, Coffie gets new foe”

Unbeaten heavyweight Michael Coffie (12-0, 9 KOs) will now face Jonathan Rice (13-6-1, 9 KOs) in the main event of Saturday’s FOX telecast from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.…
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WBO #9 Alamo faces Yung Aug 13 on Telemundo

Boxeo Telemundo initiates its Summer Series following the coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games on August 13th, live with audience from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center (OHP) in Kissimmee, FL. Rising WBO Latino Super Lightweight Champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (19-0-1, 12 KOs) will headline the card, as he puts his undefeated record and title on the line against Mexican challenger Adrian “Chinito” Yung (28-6-2, 22 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa in a 10 round bout. Tickets are officially on sale at ticketmaster.com or visiting the box office at OHP. Continue reading “WBO #9 Alamo faces Yung Aug 13 on Telemundo”

Boxeo Telemundo initiates its Summer Series following the coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games on August 13th, live with audience from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center (OHP) in Kissimmee,…
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Yildirim: The Canelo fight is old news

Avni Yildirim (21-3 12 KOs) has brushed off his subpar effort against Canelo Alvarez in February and is ready to campaign at a new weight when he takes on “Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver” Jack Cullen in promoter Eddie Hearn’s backyard this Saturday on DAZN.

“The Canelo fight is old news,” said Yildirim. “I am looking to open a new page on my career down at middleweight. I have a new trainer in Pedro Diaz, it’s a new start and I have a new lease on life, everything feels good. Continue reading “Yildirim: The Canelo fight is old news”

Avni Yildirim (21-3 12 KOs) has brushed off his subpar effort against Canelo Alvarez in February and is ready to campaign at a new weight when he takes on “Little…
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Mama says ‘This is the biggest fight in my career’

MamaFlyweight Jayson Mama is currently busy with his training camp at the Sanman Gym under the tutelage of coach Ronerex Dalut and strength and conditioning coach Jenny Guevarra as he prepares to challenge IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards on September 11 in London. He has been sparring with stablemates Froilan Saludar and Dave Apolinario.

“This is the biggest fight in my career!,” said Mama.” I can’t afford to let this slip. I am thankful to my promoter and manager for arranging this life-changing fight. I am also lucky to have quality sparring partners at our gym. I can’t explain the excitement I feel now. I am so motivated to grab that belt from Edwards.” Continue reading “Mama says ‘This is the biggest fight in my career’”

Flyweight Jayson Mama is currently busy with his training camp at the Sanman Gym under the tutelage of coach Ronerex Dalut and strength and conditioning coach Jenny Guevarra as he…
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JD Chapman comeback continues

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Unbeaten heavyweight JD “The Natural” Chapman (30-0, 26 KOs) continues his surprise comeback on Saturday when he takes on spoiler Terrell Jamal Woods (24-49-9, 17 KOs) at the River Valley Combat Academy in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The 38-year-old Chapman returned to boxing on June 5 after a thirteen-year layoff. Before that, he was world-ranked by just about every sanctioning organization.

Despite Woods’ less-than-stellar record, he can sneak up on you, as evidenced by his recent draw with Alexander Ustinov. Continue reading “JD Chapman comeback continues”

Unbeaten heavyweight JD “The Natural” Chapman (30-0, 26 KOs) continues his surprise comeback on Saturday when he takes on spoiler Terrell Jamal Woods (24-49-9, 17 KOs) at the River Valley…
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Interview: George Rincon

By Jeff Zimmerman

Super lightweight and undefeated Golden Boy prospect George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs) takes on the ever dangerous TBA on Saturday, Aug 14 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, headlined by Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and streamed live on DAZN.

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Rincon shared his thoughts on fighting in his first scheduled 10 rounder as he continues to climb up the ladder with the goal of fighting for a title in the next couple of years. Continue reading “Interview: George Rincon”

By Jeff Zimmerman Super lightweight and undefeated Golden Boy prospect George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs) takes on the ever dangerous TBA on Saturday, Aug 14 at Ford Center at The…
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Late Results from Philly

This past weekend, RDR Promotions staged two nights of boxing at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. On Friday night’s main event, Nahir Albright won the NABA Lightweight title with an eight-round unanimous decision over Jeremy Hill. In the Saturday night headliner, Mark Dawson Jr. won an eight round unanimous decision over Ivan Pandzic in a battle of undefeated welterweights. Continue reading “Late Results from Philly”

This past weekend, RDR Promotions staged two nights of boxing at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. On Friday night’s main event, Nahir Albright won the NABA Lightweight title with an…
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Golden Boy Restructures Staff

Golden Boy Promotions has announced David Tetreault will step into the role of Chief Business Officer and Equity Partner. He joins existing partners Bernard Hopkins and Eric Gomez. Tetreault will strategically drive in all TV and streaming licensing deals, media, entertainment, marketing, communications, corporate development, sponsorships and co-manage all financial aspects of the company.

In addition to Tetreault’s promotion, Golden Boy long-time team member Marco Pelayo has also been promoted. Pelayo, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Golden Boy Promotions has announced David Tetreault will step into the role of Chief Business Officer and Equity Partner. He joins existing partners Bernard Hopkins and Eric Gomez. Tetreault will…
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Wood: They’ve made a mistake picking me

Featherweight Leigh Wood (24-2, 14 KOs) believes that Golden Boy, promoter of WBA featherweight champion Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs), made a mistake by choosing him as their latest defense Saturday on DAZN.

“I’m coming to win,” said Wood. “I’m not just coming to fight for a world title. I don’t want to be remembered as the kid that boxed for a world title. I want to win the world title. People can congratulate me on this fight after I win. Continue reading “Wood: They’ve made a mistake picking me”

Featherweight Leigh Wood (24-2, 14 KOs) believes that Golden Boy, promoter of WBA featherweight champion Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs), made a mistake by choosing him as their latest defense…
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Granados: I’m going to have to stop Benn

Welterweight Adrian Granados (21-8-3, 15 KOs) has vowed to “humble” Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) when they collide for the WBA Continental title on DAZN Saturday in Brentwood, Essex, England.

Granados has by far the better resume, but he has yet to pull off a signature win against an elite fighter. He plans to show Benn that there are levels to this sport.

“I want to beat Conor Benn and get closer towards a world title shot of my own,” said Granados. “I’m not worried about whatever Conor Benn is saying. He’s saying he’s going to stop me. He’s saying he’s going to do this and do that. You know what? I don’t talk, I just show up, and that’s what I’m going to do. Continue reading “Granados: I’m going to have to stop Benn”

Welterweight Adrian Granados (21-8-3, 15 KOs) has vowed to “humble” Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) when they collide for the WBA Continental title on DAZN Saturday in Brentwood, Essex, England. Granados…
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