Holmes backs possible Holyfield-Tyson fight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes supports a third fight between Mike Tyson, 53, and Evander Holyfield, 57. “If these guys want to do it, I’d say go ahead and do it. I’m not going to say don’t do it,” Holmes said in an interview with @trcksuits. “They get a chance to show what they got and if they look good enough, they’re probably going to get an opportunity to fight somebody in the top 10 contenders.”

“Evander Holyfield is a good fight for Mike Tyson, but it’s also a bad fight because Holyfield knows him,” said the 70-year-old ‘Easton Assassin.’ “He fought him, beat him up. So Mike Tyson would have to worry about that, he’s going to worry about it, it will be in his mind.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes supports a third fight between Mike Tyson, 53, and Evander Holyfield, 57. “If these guys…
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Moloney Bros manage international travel to U.S.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

International travel is mostly at a standstill these days. But WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney and his twin brother former world bantamweight challenger Jason have managed to travel from Australia to Las Vegas over the weekend with their manager Tony Tolj to fight on upcoming Top Rank cards.

“If Andrew wasn’t the world champion and Jason wasn’t the WBO number two rated, we wouldn’t have got the exemptions,” Tolj told Yahoo Sports. “I rang the boys on Thursday and said ‘boys pack your stuff.’ I got the flights ready for Friday. We had to go to Sydney overnight and then Sydney to San Francisco and San Francisco to Las Vegas. Everyone on the Top Rank staff can’t understand, saying ‘it’s a miracle that you guys have been able to get in the country when we can’t even get Mexicans and Canadians.'”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing International travel is mostly at a standstill these days. But WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney and his twin brother former world bantamweight…
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Starting June 9, Top Rank will hold twice-a-week fight cards in Las Vegas. According to lvrj.com, the cards will consist of four or five fights and air on ESPN platforms on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June and July.
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Governors of California, New York, and Texas have announced that pro sports leagues could begin returning in a few weeks without spectators. Boxing wasn’t specifically mentioned.

Starting June 9, Top Rank will hold twice-a-week fight cards in Las Vegas. According to lvrj.com, the cards will consist of four or five fights and air on ESPN platforms…
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Japan sets guidelines to resume shows from July

By Joe Koizumi

The liaison conference of the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) and the JPBA (Japan Professional Boxing Association, the union of 282 club owners) set up the necessary guidelines on Friday to prepare to resume boxing shows from July. All the shows scheduled through June had been completely canceled due to the still growing coronavirus outbreak here.

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The Japanese government, on April 7, declared a state of emergency until May 6 at first and then extended it through May. But it was lifted last Thursday (May 14) as for 39 prefectures, while eight Metropolis/prefectures such as Tokyo, Osaka and six others should still stay under the coronavirus state of emergency that temporarily restrains our freedom to move around anywhere at any time for safety and sanitation. The closure of sports training facilities, including boxing gyms, still prevails nationwide for fear of any COVID-19 infection. Continue reading “Japan sets guidelines to resume shows from July”

By Joe Koizumi The liaison conference of the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) and the JPBA (Japan Professional Boxing Association, the union of 282 club owners) set up the necessary guidelines…
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Holyfield-Tyson 3 in the works?

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and two-time heavyweight ruler Mike Tyson could feature in a charity exhibition bout after talks between the two camps. “His people have been talking to my people and we haven’t yet got a solid deal together but it’s coming that way,” Holyfield told The 3 Point Conversation podcast.

“If it happens, then that’s no problem. The thing is, he was doing something and I was doing something. When I told people about it, they saw me working out and they kind of put two and two together. They must be coming together to do this like this. But the fact of the matter is, I don’t mind if we do do something like this.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and two-time heavyweight ruler Mike Tyson could feature in a charity exhibition bout after talks between the two…
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Mercito Gesta targets Kingry Garcia

By Hesiquio Balderas

Mercito Gesta wants a piece of the Ryan “Kingry” Garcia, as do many other fighters in the lightweight division. Abner Mares, Jorge Linares, Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, and many more seem to be willing to mix it up with Ryan as evidenced by the war of words that has been going on on social media.

Mercito Gesta promoted by Golden Boy Promotions thinks that he might get the fight first since he and Ryan share the same promoter. Mercito had a few words for Fightnews.com®. Continue reading “Mercito Gesta targets Kingry Garcia”

By Hesiquio Balderas Mercito Gesta wants a piece of the Ryan “Kingry” Garcia, as do many other fighters in the lightweight division. Abner Mares, Jorge Linares, Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis,…
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WBA Health Protocol to be released this week

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Medical Committee announced that the health protocol for the safe return of boxing activity is now ready and will be released this week.

During the Saturday’s seminar on “The Impact of the Covid-19 on Daily Boxing Activity.” the six specialists in charge of drafting the document, Shivana Inalsingh, Karanjeet Singh, Jorge Ramírez, Saúl Saucedo, Nina Radcliff and Joseph Estwanik, discussed the document’s topics and decided that it will be published this week so that commissions and promoters have a guide for the organization of boxing events under the appropriate measures. Continue reading “WBA Health Protocol to be released this week”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Medical Committee announced that the health protocol for the safe return of boxing activity is now ready and will be released this week. During the…
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WBA holds seminar for safe return of boxing

The World Boxing Association (WBA) held a medical seminar Saturday in which it shared its suggestions for the proper restoration of boxing activity amid Covid-19. The debate discussed many interesting ideas, all taken from the safety protocol that will be published this week. In addition, there were important points such as the explanation of the five stages that should be taken in order to reach normality, the proposal by President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza to use an acrylic guard at the face-to-face encounters and the delivery of the WBA health kit that will be given to all the participants of the boxing cards. Continue reading “WBA holds seminar for safe return of boxing”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) held a medical seminar Saturday in which it shared its suggestions for the proper restoration of boxing activity amid Covid-19. The debate discussed many interesting…
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Tyson praises McGregor

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson praised UFC fighter Conor McGregor on his 2017 bout with Floyd Mayweather. “He never really had a boxing match in his life, right? He didn’t have a boxing match and he went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter in the last 100 years of boxing,” Tyson said on his Hotboxin’ podcast.

“This should’ve been a one round, two round fight. Floyd should’ve took it easy, but he had to sweat, he had to fight him. He had to fight somebody who was throwing back.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson praised UFC fighter Conor McGregor on his 2017 bout with Floyd Mayweather. “He never really had a boxing…
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Boxing returns to the Dominican Republic

On May 30th, Dominican Republic’s Shuan Boxing Company will promote a closed-door boxing event with two World Boxing Association Fedelatin titles at stake. From the Carlos Teo Cruz Coliseum, a six-fight event will be held with all the relevant safety measures in what will be the beginning of the activity for the pioneer organization amid the situation affecting the world today.

Norbelto “Meneíto” Jiménez (29-9-5, 16KO) and Eliézer Aquino (21-4-1, 14KO) will fight for the WBA Fedelatin Super Flyweight belt as the main fight of the night, which will be broadcasted by ESPN Knock-Out. Continue reading “Boxing returns to the Dominican Republic”

On May 30th, Dominican Republic’s Shuan Boxing Company will promote a closed-door boxing event with two World Boxing Association Fedelatin titles at stake. From the Carlos Teo Cruz Coliseum, a…
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Matchroom Boxing is planning to return in July with four shows taking promoter Eddie Hearn’s backyard! Hearn told the Daily Mail that he will stage the events behind his mansion in Brentwood, Essex, England. The four-week run will begin with a female world title clash between Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas in mid-July and end with WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte against Alexander Povetkin in the first or second Saturday of August.
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ESPN is reporting that they will possibly air a July 2 clash between WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring vs. TBA at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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20-year-old lightweight contender Gabriel Flores Jr., who at the time was the youngest boxer to sign with Top Rank, turning professional at 17-years-old, made history once again, becoming the first Mexican-American boxer to sign with James Prince, the legendary boxing manager and hip-hop icon.

Matchroom Boxing is planning to return in July with four shows taking promoter Eddie Hearn’s backyard! Hearn told the Daily Mail that he will stage the events behind his mansion…
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WBC Talks: Paulie Malignaggi, USA Boxing

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Simultaneous translation at WBA medical seminar

The next medical seminar organized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), through the WBA Academy, will take place this coming Saturday and will have speakers from several continents. For that reason, the course will use the Interprefy tool, which will allow the users to listen to the lectures in their native audio when required. Continue reading “Simultaneous translation at WBA medical seminar”

The next medical seminar organized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), through the WBA Academy, will take place this coming Saturday and will have speakers from several continents. For that…
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WBC Talks: Rafael Márquez vs. Israel Vazquez

In boxing, there have been great rivalries, authentic wars that will live forever in our memories and admiration, which are engraved with golden letters in the history of our sport. Remember Rafael Márquez and Israel Vázquez, who fought four times inside the ring, in clashes which were breathtaking. Top notch, top dollar fights, where no quarter was asked..or given.

We had the opportunity to revise and relive them with these two truly great world champions, who shared unique moments of their fights, forever defining them. Continue reading “WBC Talks: Rafael Márquez vs. Israel Vazquez”

In boxing, there have been great rivalries, authentic wars that will live forever in our memories and admiration, which are engraved with golden letters in the history of our sport.…
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WBA Academy medical seminar this Saturday

The World Boxing Association (WBA), will hold this Saturday the medical seminar called “The Impact of Covid-19 on Daily Boxing Activity”, endorsed by the WBA Academy and that will start at 11:00 am, US EST.

Registration is now open and those who wish to participate can register through www.wbaboxingacademy.com. The WBA’s objective is to provide a guideline as to how to proceed through Covid-19 and to ensure that people involved in boxing, as well as fans, are aware of all the precautions that need to be taken under these circumstances. Continue reading “WBA Academy medical seminar this Saturday”

The World Boxing Association (WBA), will hold this Saturday the medical seminar called “The Impact of Covid-19 on Daily Boxing Activity”, endorsed by the WBA Academy and that will start…
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Still no date for the reopening of Las Vegas casinos, but Top Rank is hoping to stage a June 9 no-spectator card at MGM Grand featuring Shakur Stevenson. An ESPN platform would televise. This is pending approval from the Nevada Commission.
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Promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua’s WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight title defense against Kubrat Pulev will not happen behind closed doors so if arena shows aren’t allowed in the U.K. by August, the bout could wind up in the Middle East, China, or Croatia.
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Last night UFC presented their second live telecast in four days without spectators at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. They’ll be back at the same venue Saturday night.

Still no date for the reopening of Las Vegas casinos, but Top Rank is hoping to stage a June 9 no-spectator card at MGM Grand featuring Shakur Stevenson. An ESPN…
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Arum: Mike Tyson could do a lot of PPV

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum thinks an exhibition charity bout between Mike Tyson and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could do well on pay-per-view. “I think it could do a lot of pay-per-view business,” Arum told Deadspin. “But would I want to bet on it by putting up my own money? No way. Millions of people are unemployed. Would they be willing to spend $80 to watch a 50-year-old man perform in the ring? I have my doubts. Without the backing of a site fee, I don’t think it’s possible.

“I would entertain the idea of Tyson Fury fighting an exhibition against Tyson if the money was going to a legitimate charity,” Arum said. “I wouldn’t finance it. I would put sweat equity into it. I think it would be good for Tyson.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum thinks an exhibition charity bout between Mike Tyson and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could do well…
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WBC Talks: Two Nations, One Dream

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Joel Campuzano
Celestino Ruíz
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
Omar Perez
Jill Diamond

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Dominican Commissioner Nunez has COVID-19

By Robert Coster

Dominican Boxing Commissioner Franklin Nunez is in the hospital after testing positive for the Coronavirus. Mr. Nunez, by profession a boxing journalist and writer, has been Boxing Commissioner since 2008. Fightnews.com®’s thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Nunez.

By Robert Coster Dominican Boxing Commissioner Franklin Nunez is in the hospital after testing positive for the Coronavirus. Mr. Nunez, by profession a boxing journalist and writer, has been Boxing…
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WBC Clean Boxing program resumes testing

The World Boxing Council and the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association have announced the resumption of anti-doping testing activities under the WBC Clean Boxing Program. Last February, the WBC CBP temporarily suspended testing activities due to the world Covid-19 pandemic.

All eligible boxers under the WBC CBP (top 15 in the last WBC world ratings, current WBC Champions and boxers slated to fight for a WBC championship) could be subject to random anti-doping testing. VADA has designed a sample collection protocol together with its collection arm Clearidium, that strictly adheres to the most stringent safety procedures available, in full compliance with any applicable rules enacted in the jurisdiction where the sample collection will take place in light of the Covid-19 world situation. Continue reading “WBC Clean Boxing program resumes testing”

The World Boxing Council and the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association have announced the resumption of anti-doping testing activities under the WBC Clean Boxing Program. Last February, the WBC CBP temporarily suspended…
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WBA Directorate welcomes new members

The World Boxing Association (WBA) continues growing and expanding, and in the last few months new members have arrived to take on new challenges that the organization has set.

Among the valuable names that have joined the pioneer organization, Lautaro Moreno, who is part of the amateur committee of the entity, Miguel Torruco and Alfredo Polanco, important links in a country as prominent as Mexico, doctors Nina Radcliff and Raul Saucedo, members of the medical committee, and Acelino Freitas, former champion of the organization, who will head the athletes’ committee. Continue reading “WBA Directorate welcomes new members”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) continues growing and expanding, and in the last few months new members have arrived to take on new challenges that the organization has set. Among…
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Hearn: Tyson can make quite a lot of money

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Promoter Eddie Hearn has commented on former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson possibly making a comeback at age 53.

“I would like to see it,” Hearn told British Boxing TV. “But I kind of feel like, and I know people will say ‘Well, you did the YouTube fight with KSI,’ but is it a bit irresponsible to let a 53-year-old legend get back in the ring? I don’t know. He looks pretty dangerous, but I think it’s just the fascination of could he actually go in at 53 and do some damage in the division? Maybe, maybe not. Continue reading “Hearn: Tyson can make quite a lot of money”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn has commented on former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson possibly making a comeback at age 53. “I would like to…
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WBA Directorate Meeting Notes

A detailed description of the recommended medical procedures and protocols for the safe presentation of boxing matches in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, marked the discussion of the World Boxing Association’s Directorate meeting, held online on Tuesday with the full participation of the organization’s leaders and medical committee. Continue reading “WBA Directorate Meeting Notes”

A detailed description of the recommended medical procedures and protocols for the safe presentation of boxing matches in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, marked the discussion of the World…
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