Fa, Ahio victorious in Salt Lake City

Unbeaten WBO #7 heavyweight Junior Fa (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over 2004 Olympian Devin Vargas (21-6, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fa, who outweighed Vargas by 49 pounds, dropped the 37-year-old Vargas with a body shot in round five and again to the body in round eight. Vargas put in a good effort, but in the end Fa prevailed by scores of 100-88, 99-89, 97-91.

Unbeaten heavyweight Hemi Ahio (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round KO over Joshua Tufte (19-4, 9 KOs). Ahio dropped Tufte at the end of round one and two more times in round two. The carnage was halted at 1:10 of round two. Continue reading “Fa, Ahio victorious in Salt Lake City”

Unbeaten WBO #7 heavyweight Junior Fa (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over 2004 Olympian Devin Vargas (21-6, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Salt Palace…
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Palmetta stops Vega in Sloan, Iowa

2016 Olympian Alberto Palmetta (13-1, 9 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over previously undefeated welterweight prospect Erik Vega (16-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

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The bout appeared headed to a ten round decision when Palmetta suddenly launched a furious non-stop barrage that hurt Vega and prompted a referee’s stoppage. Time was 1:03. Entering the final round, Palmetta was ahead 87-84, 87-84, 86-85. Continue reading “Palmetta stops Vega in Sloan, Iowa”

2016 Olympian Alberto Palmetta (13-1, 9 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over previously undefeated welterweight prospect Erik Vega (16-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the WinnaVegas Casino in…
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Fielding demolishes Paziwapazi in two

Former WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding returned Friday for the first time since losing his world title to Canelo Alvarez last December. Fielding (28-2, 16 KOs) scored a second round KO over Abdallah Paziwapazi (26-7-1, 23 KOs) at the Olympia in his hometown of Liverpool, England. Fielding unleashed a devastating four punch that put the aggressive Paziwapazi flat on his back. Time was 2:58.

Former WBO lightweight champion “Turbo” Terry Flanagan (36-2, 14 KOs) outpointed Jayro Duran (14-7, 13 KOs) over eight rounds. Flanagan was credited with a knockdown in round two and went on to win 80-71.

37-year-old four-time world title challenger Martin Murray (40-5-1, 17 KOs) cruised to a one-sided eight round points win over Sladan Janjanin (27-5, 21 KOs) in a super middleweight bout. Score was 80-72.

Lightweight Jeff Ofori (10-1, 3 KOs) overpowered previously unbeaten Ged Carroll (11-1, 0 KOs) over eight rounds by a score of 79-75.

Former WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding returned Friday for the first time since losing his world title to Canelo Alvarez last December. Fielding (28-2, 16 KOs) scored a second…
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WBA cruiser champ Goulamirian KOs Watts in four

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBA cruiserweight super champion Arsen Goulamirian (25-0, 17 KOs) retained his world title with a fourth round knockout over WBA #11 rated Kane Watts (21-4, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris, France.
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Goulamirian teed off on Watts from the opening bell. After round three, trainer Abel Sanchez implored Goulamirian to “get him out of there.” Goulamirian obliged moments later by dropping Watts for the count with a left hook to the body. Time was 1:08 of round four.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBA cruiserweight super champion Arsen Goulamirian (25-0, 17 KOs) retained his world title with a fourth round knockout over WBA #11 rated Kane Watts (21-4, 13…
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Weights from Ciudad Cuauhtemoc

Yamileth Mercado 121.6 vs. Fatuma Zarika 119.4
(WBC female super bantamweight title)
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Daniel Lugo 127.8 vs. Luis Guzmán 128.3
Bryan Acosta 123.4 vs. Luis Alvarez 124
Jesús Quijada 125.4 vs. Edgar Martínez 126
Cristian Burgos 147.5 vs. Eduardo Ortega 147.5
Manuel Rascón 110.2 vs. Israel López 110.6
Damian Sosa 155 vs. TBA

Venue: Poliforo, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chih, Mx
Promoters: Zenfer, 2M Promotions
TV: TV Azteca

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Yamileth Mercado 121.6 vs. Fatuma Zarika 119.4 (WBC female super bantamweight title) Daniel Lugo 127.8 vs. Luis Guzmán 128.3 Bryan Acosta 123.4 vs. Luis Alvarez 124 Jesús Quijada 125.4 vs.…
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WBA gold champ Soro TKOs Vitu in five

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WBA super welterweight gold champion Michel Soro (35-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #15 rated Cedric Vitu (47-4, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris, France.
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Soro dropped Vitu in round five, then got a referee’s stoppage with his follow up barrage. No time announced.

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Shields-Habazin rescheduled for Jan 10

Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) and former champion Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs) has been rescheduled for January 10 live on Showtime from Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields and Habazin will face off for the vacant WBC and WBO 154-pound world titles as Shields attempts to make history as the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world champion.

The telecast will also feature a WBA super lightweight world title eliminator between Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0, 15 KOs) and Keith Hunter (11-0, 7 KOs). The winner becomes the mandatory challenger for WBA champion Mario Barrios. Continue reading “Shields-Habazin rescheduled for Jan 10”

Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) and former champion Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs) has been rescheduled for January 10 live on Showtime from Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.…
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Weights from Norway

Katharina Thanderz 129.2 vs. Danila Ramos 128.1
(WBC interim female super featherweight title)

Kai Robin Havnaa 199.5 vs. Mariano Angel Gudino 200
Kevin Melhus 197.8 vs. Ossie Jervier 198.2
Alexander Hagen 174.8 vs. Emmanuel Feuzeu 177.9
Bernard Torres 128.5 vs. Christian Lopez Florez 129
Kent Erik Baadstad 202.2 vs. Istvan Kun 199.7

Venue: Ekeberghallen, Oslo, Norway
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: Viasat 4, Viasport + and Viaplay (Norway)

Katharina Thanderz 129.2 vs. Danila Ramos 128.1 (WBC interim female super featherweight title) Kai Robin Havnaa 199.5 vs. Mariano Angel Gudino 200 Kevin Melhus 197.8 vs. Ossie Jervier 198.2 Alexander…
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WBA Convention Recap/Gallery

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The 98th Convention of the World Boxing Association (WBA) this week was a complete success thanks to all the work done during the meetings for the immediate future. With exceptional guests and a great atmosphere, the city of Jiangxi Department hosted the WBA and was filled with boxing for several days.

Various forums and meetings were held with the purpose of improving and making this sport a much fairer activity to protect boxers.

Among the decisions taken in the last few days, the Directorate defined several important issues during its plenary assembly. Among the most important issues is the change on the designation of “Champion in recess” to “Inactive Champion.” Continue reading “WBA Convention Recap/Gallery”

Photos: Majo Gómez/WBA The 98th Convention of the World Boxing Association (WBA) this week was a complete success thanks to all the work done during the meetings for the immediate…
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Boesel, Fornling make weight

Dominic Boesel 174.6 vs. Sven Fornling 174.2
(WBA interim light heavyweight title)

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Stefan Härtel 167.3 vs. David Zegarra TBA
Mohammed Rabii 155.4 vs. Jesus Gurrola 155.6
Peter Kadiru 236.8 vs. Pedro Martinez 225.8
Roman Fress 199.7 vs. David Vicena 200.6
Tom Dzemski 173.3 vs. Zoltan Sera TBA
Erik Pfeifer 244.7 vs. Adnan Redzovic 240.1

Venue: Halle Messe Arena, Halle/Saale, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: ESPN+, MDR (Germany)

Dominic Boesel 174.6 vs. Sven Fornling 174.2 (WBA interim light heavyweight title) Stefan Härtel 167.3 vs. David Zegarra TBA Mohammed Rabii 155.4 vs. Jesus Gurrola 155.6 Peter Kadiru 236.8 vs.…
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Maloney beats Dharry for WBA interim 115lb belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten WBA #1, WBC #5, IBF #6 super flyweight Andrew Moloney (21-0, 14 KOs) claimed the vacant WBA interim super flyweight world title with an exciting ninth round TKO over WBA #5 Elton Dharry (24-6-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Maloney had the edge in the first four rounds, but was rocked in round five and desperately holding on. Dharry’s right eye was closed by round six and the ring doctor checked the eye at the beginning of round seventh, eighth, and ninth rounds when the bout was finally halted. Time was :01.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Unbeaten WBA #1, WBC #5, IBF #6 super flyweight Andrew Moloney (21-0, 14 KOs) claimed the vacant WBA interim super flyweight world title…
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Gallen, Hall battle to six round draw

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

38-year-old Australian heavyweight contender Paul Gallen (9-0-1, 5 KOs) and 42-year-old pro debuting Aussie Rules Football legend Barry Hall battled to an entertaining six round draw on Friday night at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Scores were 57-57, 57-57, 58-56 for Gallen.

WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #5 bantamweight Jason Maloney (20-1, 16 KOs) crushed WBA #9 Dixon Flores (16-7-3, 5 KOs) in two rounds. Maloney dropped Flores in round one and put him down again with a body shot to end it in round two. Time was 1:26. Maloney retained the WBA Oceania bantamweight title.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing 38-year-old Australian heavyweight contender Paul Gallen (9-0-1, 5 KOs) and 42-year-old pro debuting Aussie Rules Football legend Barry Hall battled to an entertaining…
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Morales, Gesta ends in technical draw

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Local lightweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (19-4-4, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles and Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (32-3-3, 17 KOs) of San Diego fought to a sixth round technical draw in the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights main event at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.  It was a tactical first round as Morales and Gesta felt each other out but the action picked up at the end of the round. Morales and Gesta fought at a fast pace in round two as they both went at each other. Gesta attacked Morales to start the third as Morales kept his composure and later landed a solid right hand that stopped Gesta’s momentum. Morales suffered a cut on his left eye late in the third . The blood flowed down Morales’s eye in the fourth as it appeared to be bothering him, Gesta began to target the cut and box. It appeared that Morales did not see the punches coming in the fifth as Gesta landed the right hand numerous times but Morales kept fighting on.
The Filipino came out attacking the body in the sixth but Morales held his own firing back as the blood continued to flow from the cut. Morales went back to corner after completing round and could not continue due to the cut on his left eye as they went the scorecards.  After completing six rounds the judges scored the bout 58-56 for Morales, as the other two judges scored it even 57-57.

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Local lightweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (19-4-4, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles and Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (32-3-3, 17 KOs) of San Diego fought to…
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Harrision-Charlo Kickoff Press Conference

WBC super welterweight champion Tony “Superbad” Harrison and former world champion Jermell Charlo continued their verbal sparring and nearly came to blows at a heated press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, as they previewed their rematch on December 21 on FOX from Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. Harrison vs. Charlo II has been building ever since the end of the first matchup on December 22, 2018. The two were set to meet on June 23, but the rematch was postponed when Harrison suffered torn ligaments after spraining his ankle in training.

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Tony Harrison: “I could beat him anywhere, it doesn’t matter. We could fight in this room right now. Nothing is going to change…his words definitely sparked the fuel in me that’s on fire now. He talks loud, but he’s not going to do anything. He doesn’t have the skillset to beat me.”

Jermell Charlo: “I know that I won that first fight and I’m going to do things in a more dominant fashion this time. I’m going to be overpowering and ferocious. It will be the best Jermell Charlo. My plan is to show everyone that Tony Harrison is not on my level.”

WBC super welterweight champion Tony “Superbad” Harrison and former world champion Jermell Charlo continued their verbal sparring and nearly came to blows at a heated press conference in Los Angeles…
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Mercado-Zarika Final Press Conference

Female super bantamweight Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado (14-2, 4 KOs) and WBC world champion Fatuma Zarika (32-12-2, 17 KOs) faced off at the final press conference for their clash on Saturday at the Poliforo in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, México. Mercado is looking to become the first female world champion born in the state of Chihuahua.
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Yamileth Mercado: Everything is ready to make history. This is the most important fight of my career, the fact of being the first world champion from Chihuahua and achieving this dream at home is a great motivation and that is why we had a great preparation. I am ready with a firm objective. I will not fail. This is an honor and a dream come true to fight for the world championship at home. Everyone’s support drives me. I thank Mayor Carlos Tena, 2M Promotions, Zanfer Promotions and TV Azteca for making this fight a reality!”

Fatuma Zarika: “I’m very excited to come to the homeland of Yamileth. She went to fight me at my house and now it is my turn to come to her house. I know it’s going to be a great fight, but my fists will speak for me and I’m going to go home with my belt.”

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ShoBox Weights from Sloan, Iowa

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Erik Vega 146.5 vs. Alberto Palmetta 146
Marcos Escudero 174.5 vs. Joe George 173.5
Amilcar Vidal Jr. 160.5 vs. Zach Prieto 160

Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa
Promoter: Sampson Boxing
TV: Showtime

Erik Vega 146.5 vs. Alberto Palmetta 146 Marcos Escudero 174.5 vs. Joe George 173.5 Amilcar Vidal Jr. 160.5 vs. Zach Prieto 160 Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa Promoter: Sampson…
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Broadway Boxing Weights

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Junior Fa 267.6 vs. Devin Vargas 218.6
Hemi Ahio 231.6 vs. Joshua Tufte 269
Ivan Golub 146.2 vs. Janer Gonzalez
Brooklyn, NY Cartagena, Colombia 149.4
Dennis Douglin 170 vs. Mike Guy 166.4
Ardreal Holmes 155.4 vs. Jose Abreu 158.4

Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: UFC Fight Pass

Junior Fa 267.6 vs. Devin Vargas 218.6 Hemi Ahio 231.6 vs. Joshua Tufte 269 Ivan Golub 146.2 vs. Janer Gonzalez Brooklyn, NY Cartagena, Colombia 149.4 Dennis Douglin 170 vs. Mike…
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Ancajas-Gonzalez added to Dec 7 Navarrete-Horta card

Two more fights have been added the big card announced yesterday headlined by WBO junior featherweight king Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete vs. Francisco “Panchito” Horta on December 7 at Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico.

In the co-feature, Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will make the eighth defense of his IBF junior bantamweight world title against Chilean veteran Miguel “Aguja” Gonzalez. The opening bout will showcase three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga against Alfredo Mejia Vargas in an eight-round featherweight bout.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Navarrete-Horta, Ancajas-Gonzalez and Marriaga-Vargas will stream live on ESPN+. Continue reading “Ancajas-Gonzalez added to Dec 7 Navarrete-Horta card”

Two more fights have been added the big card announced yesterday headlined by WBO junior featherweight king Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete vs. Francisco “Panchito” Horta on December 7 at Auditorio GNP…
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Maloney Bros in action tomorrow

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #5 bantamweight Jason Maloney (19-1, 16 KOs) and his twin brother WBA #1, WBC #5, IBF #6 super flyweight Andrew Moloney (20-0, 13 KOs) will be in action respectively against WBA #9 bantamweight Dixon Flores (16-6-3, 5 KOs) and WBA#5 super flyweight Elton Dharry (24-5-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA super flyweight interim world title bout on a special early-morning edition of “Breakfast and Boxing” on ESPN+ Friday, from Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading “Maloney Bros in action tomorrow”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #5 bantamweight Jason Maloney (19-1, 16 KOs) and his twin brother WBA #1, WBC #5, IBF #6 super…
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Weights from Liverpool, England

Rocky Fielding 176 vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi 172
Terry Flanagan 138 vs. Jayro Duran 136
Martin Murray 171 vs. Sladan Janjanin 167
Ged Carroll 136 vs. Jeff Ofori 136

Venue: Olympia, Liverpool, England
Promoter: MTK Global
TV: ESPN+

Rocky Fielding 176 vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi 172 Terry Flanagan 138 vs. Jayro Duran 136 Martin Murray 171 vs. Sladan Janjanin 167 Ged Carroll 136 vs. Jeff Ofori 136 Venue: Olympia,…
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2020 IBF Convention in Long Beach, Calif

The IBF’s 37th Annual Convention will take place at The Westin in Long Beach, California from May 19 – May 23, 2020. “We are glad to once again have the opportunity to take our convention to California in celebration of our 37th year,” stated IBF President Daryl Peoples. “The California boxing community is deeply rooted in the sport. We are optimistic that this convention will be well attended and successful for us,” added Peoples. Continue reading “2020 IBF Convention in Long Beach, Calif”

The IBF’s 37th Annual Convention will take place at The Westin in Long Beach, California from May 19 – May 23, 2020. “We are glad to once again have the…
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Philly fight? John Joe Nevin targets Tevin Farmer

Two-time Olympian and London 2012 silver medalist John Joe Nevin (12-0, 4 KOs) says he would have the fan support if he fought IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer in Farmer’s hometown. “He’s from Philly where I was based for the start of my pro career,” said Nevin. “When we were on the same bill, I sold a lot more tickets than Farmer ever did. They weren’t boxing fans who attended, they were John Joe Nevin fans.”

For Nevin to get to Tevin, he needs to get past Freddy Fonseca (27-4-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday at London’s York Hall in a clash for the WBA International super featherweight championship. Nevin is a 10:1 favorite over Fonseca, who has lost two of his last three. Continue reading “Philly fight? John Joe Nevin targets Tevin Farmer”

Two-time Olympian and London 2012 silver medalist John Joe Nevin (12-0, 4 KOs) says he would have the fan support if he fought IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer in…
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Callum Smith: I want the superstar names

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith (26-0, 19 KOs) has admitted that his dream of a hometown fight at the 54,000-seat Anfield football stadium would disappear if he loses to mandatory challenger John Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool on November 23 on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

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“I want the big fights, I want the superstar names and the only chance of me getting them is by having a world title, so I’ve got to keep my belt for as long as I can,” said Smith. “John Ryder poses a big threat. He wants to take what I’ve worked so hard for. I worked hard to win my world title and I’ve got to work even harder to keep it now. Continue reading “Callum Smith: I want the superstar names”

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith (26-0, 19 KOs) has admitted that his dream of a hometown fight at the 54,000-seat Anfield football stadium would disappear if he loses to…
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Fujimoto: I’m ready to take on the world

WBA #12 heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-1, 13 KOs) today unveiled his secret weapon for defeating Daniel Dubois (13-0, 12 KOs) in London on December 21: a panda. At a press conference in Tokyo’s famous Korakuen Hall, Fujimoto declared sparring with the bear was key to getting him ready to tackle his “scary” opponent. Fujimoto finished the remainder of the press conference with the bear at his side.
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Fujimoto accepts that the deck is stacked against him and promoter Frank Warren has plans to make Dubois a world champion. “They think they’re going to win, of course,” Fujimoto said. “They think they’re bringing me over as an easy win, but that’s not the case. I’m ready to take on the world.”

WBA #12 heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-1, 13 KOs) today unveiled his secret weapon for defeating Daniel Dubois (13-0, 12 KOs) in London on December 21: a panda. At a press…
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Mercado-Zarika public workout

Female super bantamweight Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado (14-2, 4 KOs) and WBC world champion Fatuma Zarika (32-12-2, 17 KOs) showed their skills on Wednesday during a public workout in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, México.
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Mercado is looking to become the first female world champion born in the state of Chihuahua when they clash on Saturday.

“Let’s make history,” said Mercado, “the world championship of the will stay in Chihuahua. I thank the government of the city led by Mayor Carlos Tena, promoters Zanfer and 2M Promotions and the WBC for making this fight possible in my hometown. I will repay your trust with a big victory!” Continue reading “Mercado-Zarika public workout”

Female super bantamweight Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado (14-2, 4 KOs) and WBC world champion Fatuma Zarika (32-12-2, 17 KOs) showed their skills on Wednesday during a public workout in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua,…
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