Price, Lundy top July 16 card

Undefeated bantamweight Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price (14-0, 10 KOs) will headline a July 16 card at the Elevations Events Center in Chester, Pennsylvania. The opponent is TBA and the NBA bantamweight title will be on the line.

Seeing action in the six round co-feature will be former world title challenger and local favorite “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (31-10-1, 14 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout. The 38-year-old Lundy’s opponent is also TBA.

Undefeated bantamweight Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price (14-0, 10 KOs) will headline a July 16 card at the Elevations Events Center in Chester, Pennsylvania. The opponent is TBA and the…
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Mayweather PPV back on for Saturday

The PPV exhibition between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore is back on for Saturday on the helipad at the Burjal Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. Mayweather announced the new date on Instagram. The bout was postponed for one week due to the death of United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The PPV exhibition between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore is back on for Saturday on the helipad at the Burjal Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. Mayweather announced the…
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Romero vows to KO Tank in one

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Unbeaten WBA #1 ranked contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero headlined a media workout in Las Vegas Tuesday and promised a first-round knockout victory in his showdown against WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis on Showtime PPV May 28 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“One round, I’m knocking him out. If I say I’m going to do it, then I’m going to do it,” promised Romero. “He’s going to get knocked out by the first punch that he eats. He’s going to run right into something.

“I always feel good every time I’m going into a fight. I don’t like ‘Tank’ as a person and I believe he’s going to get whupped in this fight. Continue reading “Romero vows to KO Tank in one”

Unbeaten WBA #1 ranked contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero headlined a media workout in Las Vegas Tuesday and promised a first-round knockout victory in his showdown against WBA lightweight champion Gervonta…
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Bryan-Dubois Ticket Alert

It’s title night at the Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, June 11 as “the world’s greatest boxing promoter” Don King stages a night of title fights on the card titled “The Fight for Freedom and Peace”. Tickets are on sale for $100, $75 and $50. The card will also be presented on Pay-Per-View.

The main event of the evening will feature the WBA heavyweight championship pitting defending champion Trevor Bryan (22-0, 15 KOs) going up against the number one contender Daniel DuBois (17-1, 16 KOs) from Greenwich, London.

Promoter King is working away at making an additional title fight or two for the card in his mission to bring an exciting night of boxing in Miami. Continue reading “Bryan-Dubois Ticket Alert”

It’s title night at the Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, June 11 as “the world’s greatest boxing promoter” Don King stages a night of title fights on the card titled…
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Taylor-Zepeda in the works

Looks like unified WBC/IBF/WBO super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will make his next title defense against Jose “Chon” Zepeda, his WBC mandatory challenger. Taylor’s camp has confirmed that Taylor-Zepeda is in the works, but not finalized. The formerly undisputed champion was recently stripped of his WBA belt for not defending against that organization’s mandatory challenger, Alberto Puello.

Looks like unified WBC/IBF/WBO super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will make his next title defense against Jose “Chon” Zepeda, his WBC mandatory challenger. Taylor’s camp has confirmed that Taylor-Zepeda is…
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Kingry-Pitbull clash implodes

Eric Gomez: “We did everything possible to make this fight happen.”

By Hesiquio Balderas

Fightnews.com® had the opportunity to speak exclusively to Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who gave his thoughts about the situation regarding the Ryan Garcia and Isaac Cruz and the hurdles they encountered during the negotiations, and more importantly, he wants to tell the boxing world the truth about what’s going on.

Eric Gomez: “We did everything possible to make this fight. We also petitioned the WBC to do an immediate purse bid and it got denied. It’s very clear to us now that Isaac’s team doesn’t want the fight.” Continue reading “Kingry-Pitbull clash implodes”

Eric Gomez: “We did everything possible to make this fight happen.” By Hesiquio Balderas Fightnews.com® had the opportunity to speak exclusively to Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, who gave…
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Estrada-Franco will be on July 16

Juan Francisco Estrada will face Joshua Franco on July 16 for the World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight title. The bout was confirmed once both parties sent their contracts this week with all the details finalized, except for the venue, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Golden Boy Promotions had won the bid to stage the mandatory fight, which was mandated as part of the WBA’s world title reduction plan that will leave the division with only one champion. The WBA continues aiming to decrease the number of champions and the decisions it has been making are moving in that direction.

Juan Francisco Estrada will face Joshua Franco on July 16 for the World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight title. The bout was confirmed once both parties sent their contracts this…
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Inoue-Donaire Rematch on ESPN+

Streaming coverage begins at 5AM ET/2AM PT on June 7

WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue is 17-0 in world title fights and only once has been pushed to the brink. WBC bantamweight world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, the four-weight kingpin whose late-career renaissance cemented his status as one of boxing’s greatest lighter weight champions, has one more shot to stun the Japanese pound-for-pound icon.

Inoue and Donaire will meet in a title unification rematch Tuesday, June 7, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Inoue and Donaire first fought in November 2019 at Saitama Super Arena, with Inoue overcoming a broken orbital bone and nose to win a unanimous decision in the consensus Fight of the Year.

“Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire’s first fight is among the greatest championship battles I’ve ever seen, and I am thrilled that American fight fans can watch the rematch on ESPN+,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. Continue reading “Inoue-Donaire Rematch on ESPN+”

Streaming coverage begins at 5AM ET/2AM PT on June 7 WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue is 17-0 in world title fights and only once has been pushed to…
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Additional fights announced for Benavidez-Lemieux

Rising featherweight prospect Luis “The Twist” Núñez (16-0, 12 KOs) will battle fellow unbeaten Jonathan Fierro (13-0, 12 KOs) in the 10-round telecast opener live on Showtime Saturday from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

The telecast is headlined by unbeaten two-time world champion and Arizona-native David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez returning to fight in his home state for the second-straight bout as he takes on former world champion David Lemieux for the vacant WBC interim super middleweight title. The card also features super welterweight Yoelvis Gómez against Jorge Cota in the 10-round co-feature.

The non-televised undercard will see former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-7-3, 25 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight attraction against Todd Manuel (20-19-1, 6 KOs) and unbeaten super lightweight Richardson Hitchins (13-0, 5 KOs) in a 10-rounder against Mexico’s Angel Rodriguez (12-10-3, 5 KOs).

Rising featherweight prospect Luis “The Twist” Núñez (16-0, 12 KOs) will battle fellow unbeaten Jonathan Fierro (13-0, 12 KOs) in the 10-round telecast opener live on Showtime Saturday from Gila…
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Today’s Golden Era in Boxing

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC

I will never get tired of repeating that we are living in a new golden age in boxing.

This Saturday there was, once again, a great fight in Carson, California. WBC world champion Jermell Charlo knocked out the now former WBO champion, Argentine Brian Castaño, thus unifying super welterweight and giving the world the first undisputed champion of this division, since he is now the champion of the four world-recognized organizations.

Charlo, a two-time WBC super welterweight world champion, is the owner of the WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA championship belts.

The fight was a rematch, or rather a tiebreaker, as their first fight in San Antonio, Texas, ended in a draw last year after 12 rounds of intensity and drama. The one on Saturday was wonderful; fierce exchanges in the center of the ring, and with a fifth round that will be remembered as one of the best of the year.

The end came in the tenth round, when Charlo dropped the Argentine warrior, who got up with a lion heart only to receive a severe punishment, and that led the Referee to stop the fight. Continue reading “Today’s Golden Era in Boxing”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC I will never get tired of repeating that we are living in a new golden age in boxing.…
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Yarde targets Beterbiev-Smith winner

Anthony Yarde says he is looking to take down the winner of the unification battle between Joe Smith jr and Artur Beterbiev. The two light heavyweight champions put their WBO, WBC and IBF belts on the line on June 18 in New York and Yarde is planning to travel across the pond to Madison Square Garden to size up the opposition for his challenge that should come around later this year.

“I am going to keep a close eye on it when they fight each other and I will be looking to destroy the winner,” stated Yarde, who feels his previous world title shot against Sergey Kovalev will stand him in good stead.

“I definitely feel in a better place,” Yard told The Lowdown. “The reason I feel in a better place is because I have gained more experience and I have been at that level before. I would say there is not as much pressure, but there is always going to be pressure. I’ve got the experience and, with that being said, I feel like I know what I need to do.”

Anthony Yarde says he is looking to take down the winner of the unification battle between Joe Smith jr and Artur Beterbiev. The two light heavyweight champions put their WBO,…
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Tevin Farmer vs Mickey Bey postponed

Due to the passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of The United Arab Emirates, this Saturday’s showdown of former world champions Tevin Farmer and Mickey Bey at The Coca-Cola Arena Dubai has been postponed. Farmer and Bey were poised to headline a $34.99 pay-per-event. Continue reading “Tevin Farmer vs Mickey Bey postponed”

Due to the passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of The United Arab Emirates, this Saturday’s showdown of former world champions Tevin Farmer and Mickey Bey at…
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WBA to consider top six 140lb contenders

The World Boxing Association (WBA) called for a hearing with the representatives of the top six super lightweight ranked fighters this Tuesday with the intention of seeking the best solution to the vacancy of the world title of the category, formerly held by Josh Taylor.

The teams summoned are the representatives of Alberto Puello, Ismael Barroso, Ohara Davies, Sandor Martín, Regis Prograis and Batyr Akhmedov. Each team will have 15 minutes to present its case with no time extension. A WBA panel will have 5 minutes after each presentation to ask questions and after a time of deliberation on each case, will present its opinion to WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, who will have the final decision.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) called for a hearing with the representatives of the top six super lightweight ranked fighters this Tuesday with the intention of seeking the best solution…
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Charlo-Tszyu feud starting to heat up

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo showed zero interest in a fight with WBO mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu, even lobbing an f-bomb at an Aussie reporter who brought it up.

“Didn’t he get dropped? That motherf***er’s out. He got dropped. It’s different heat over here in America, baby. It’s different heat in America. How much Tim Too, whatever his f***in’ name is, how much they got? How much money they got? F*** you and Tim Kazoo, change the mic!”

Tszyu’s response?

“Me and Castano are completely different,” Tszyu told Fox Sports. “I’m ten times stronger and bigger than Castano. What is [Charlo] going to do when that happens? If someone stays at the same pace it’d be interesting to see how he copes with it. I’m planning to break his ribs. Just an accumulation of punishment and punches. He’s never fought a style like me. Nobody like me. I’m not soft, let’s say that.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo showed zero interest in a fight with WBO mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu, even lobbing an f-bomb at…
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Fight Week

Another huge boxing weekend approaching topped by Benavidez-Lemieux, plus Qazaq Style, Babic, and more.

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The new $1.99 a month ProBox app arrives with a light heavyweight clash between Fanlong Meng and Jean Pascal from Plant City, Florida. There will also be an innovative “last chance” tournament with some familiar names competing.

DAZN offers super welterweight Kerman Lejarraga against James Metcalf from Spain.

SATURDAY

Showtime delivers an attractive scrap between super middleweight punchers David Benavidez and David Lemieux for the vacant WBC interim title from Phoenix.

ESPN counters with “Qazaq Style” Janibek Alimkhanuly against Danny Dignum for the vacant WBO interim middleweight title from Las Vegas.

DAZN has the light heavyweight clash between Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards from London. Also, popular bridgerweight Alen “The Savage” Babic faces Adam Balski.

Finally, there is the big $34.99 PPV showdown between lightweights Tevin Farmer and Mickey Bey from Dubai, UAE. We’re told the event is going ahead despite the cancellation of Mayweather-Moore last week due to the passing of the UAE president.

Another huge boxing weekend approaching topped by Benavidez-Lemieux, plus Qazaq Style, Babic, and more. FRIDAY The new $1.99 a month ProBox app arrives with a light heavyweight clash between Fanlong…
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Buatsi: When I fight, it’s straight violence

Joshua Buatsi wants to leave no doubt that he’s the leading light heavyweight in the UK when he faces South London rival Craig Richards in a huge clash at The O2 this Saturday May 21, shown live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia as usual).

Buatsi (15-0, 13 KOs) finally gets his hands on one of his fellow high-flying domestic rivals at 175lbs, with Richards hunting down a second world title shot after rising to the occasion in a tight loss to Dmitry Bivol last May in Manchester.

“I am the best in the country,” said Buatsi. “The truth is though; we haven’t fought each other. Spider is the first light-heavyweight in Britain that I am boxing, so from there I can make a point of it. Everyone can say they are the best, but until someone gets a world title to separate themselves, then everyone has a point to make, and we are the first to really fight. Continue reading “Buatsi: When I fight, it’s straight violence”

Joshua Buatsi wants to leave no doubt that he’s the leading light heavyweight in the UK when he faces South London rival Craig Richards in a huge clash at The…
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Abe upsets Maruta

Wins WBO AP, JBC 126lb belts

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Perennial contender Reiya Abe (23-3-1, 10 KOs), 125.75, impressively acquired Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific featherweight belts as he fully befuddled defending champ IBF#6, WBC#8, WBO#10 Hinata Maruta (12-2-1, 9 KOs), a prohibitive favorite at 125.25, with his shifty southpaw style, dropped him with a well-timed left in round seven and pounded out a unanimous decision (115-112, 116-111, 118-109) over twelve lopsided rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Abe upsets Maruta”

Wins WBO AP, JBC 126lb belts By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Perennial contender Reiya Abe (23-3-1, 10 KOs), 125.75, impressively acquired Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific featherweight belts…
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Rikiishi wins vacant OPBF 130lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Hard-punching southpaw Masanori Rikiishi (11-1, 6 KOs), 129.75, the younger brother of former WBC 108-pound ruler Masamichi Yabuki, seized the vacant OPBF super-feather belt by scoring a shutout decision (all 120-108) over ex-WBO AP champ Takuya Watanabe (38-11-1, 21 KOs), 130, over also one-sided twelve sessions on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Masanori, with his advantageous height and reach, kept outpunching the onrushing veteran with southpaw jabs and solid one-two combinations, sweeping all rounds with ease. Rikiishi jubilantly said, “My dream is to become world champions with my brother at the same time.”

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching southpaw Masanori Rikiishi (11-1, 6 KOs), 129.75, the younger brother of former WBC 108-pound ruler Masamichi Yabuki, seized the vacant OPBF super-feather…
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Late Results from Philadelphia

Heavyweight Sonny Conto (10-0, 8 KOs) remained undefeated with a third-round stoppage over Justin Rolfe (7-4-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled six-rounder last Friday in front of a packed crowd at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennslyvania. After two rounds of beating up Rolfe with hard power shots. Conto decked Rolfe with a big left hook in round three. Seconds later, it was another hard left hook from close quarters that sent Rolfe folding towards the canvas and the fight was stopped by referee Eric Dali at 1:38.

In the co-feature, super lightweight Shinard Bunch (19-1-1, 17 KOs) needed just 47 seconds to viciously destroy Marko Bailey (7-8, 4 KOs) in a scheduled six-rounder. Bunch bum-rushed Bailey and battered him until the fight was stopped by referee Shawn Clark. Continue reading “Late Results from Philadelphia”

Heavyweight Sonny Conto (10-0, 8 KOs) remained undefeated with a third-round stoppage over Justin Rolfe (7-4-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled six-rounder last Friday in front of a packed crowd…
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Kovalev: I want to fight every 3 or 4 months

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“I’m just going to keep in shape after this fight, we’ll rest one week and then get back in the gym,” said former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev after winning his cruiserweight debut against Tervel Pulev on Saturday night. It was the 39-year-old Krusher’s first fight since losing to Canelo in 2019.

“I worried how it was going to be in the fight. Of course, there was some ring rust. Without boxing at a high level for over a year, my body doesn’t like this. I want to fight every three or four months. The plan was just to use the jab and distance. But I felt like I didn’t have enough energy in my body. I think in my next fight, it would be at a higher level. Give me one more fight, and I’ll be ready for a world title opportunity.”

“I’m just going to keep in shape after this fight, we’ll rest one week and then get back in the gym,” said former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev after winning…
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Rodriguez stops Medina, remains unbeaten

Unbeaten bantamweight Emmanuel “Salserito” Rodriguez (11-0, 6 KOs) of Newark, N.J. won by sixth round TKO over Juan Gabriel Medina (14-10, 12 KOs) of La Romana, Dominion Republic to win the vacant WBA-NABA gold bantamweight title on Saturday night at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ.

In the co-feature, unbeaten flyweight Andy Dominguez (7-0, 5 KOs) of Bronx, NY won by fourth round TKO over Edwin Reyes (8-8-3, 5 KOs) of Madison, TN to claim the vacant WBA Federcentro belt.

Unbeaten super welterweight Brian Ceballo (13-0, 7 KOs) of New York, NY. won by sixth round TKO over Gerald Sherrell (10-3, 5 KOs) of Pittsburgh, PA. Continue reading “Rodriguez stops Medina, remains unbeaten”

Unbeaten bantamweight Emmanuel “Salserito” Rodriguez (11-0, 6 KOs) of Newark, N.J. won by sixth round TKO over Juan Gabriel Medina (14-10, 12 KOs) of La Romana, Dominion Republic to win…
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WBA super lightweight title now vacant

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ruled that the super lightweight title, which was held by Josh Taylor, is now vacant. The WBA had ordered the mandatory fight between Taylor and the first-ranked boxer Alberto Puello. They had 30 days to reach an agreement after which the bout went to purse bid where only TGB, Puello’s promoter, submitted a bid. Taylor never agreed to the fight, and according to WBA rules, the belt was vacated. Puello will now fight a new opponent for the belt.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ruled that the super lightweight title, which was held by Josh Taylor, is now vacant. The WBA had ordered the mandatory fight…
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Charlo: I’m a legend

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Photo: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

“This is legacy,” Jermell Charlo said in the ring after stopping Castaño in a rematch to become boxing’s first ever undisputed 154lb champion on Saturday night. “This is something that is legendary. I’m a legend. I knew Castaño was going to give it his all. I knew I had trained very, very hard but you all can see that I came in at 152 pounds because I was really in shape, and I wanted to make sure that this was my fight.

“I listened to my corner this time. I got in my bag around the seventh round. I started sitting down a little bit more instead of boxing so much and moving around. I saw that he was wearing down a little bit and I was breaking him down. I just saw my punches being more effective. I get stronger in the later rounds if they didn’t know.”

“This is legacy,” Jermell Charlo said in the ring after stopping Castaño in a rematch to become boxing’s first ever undisputed 154lb champion on Saturday night. “This is something that…
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Zurdo Ramirez Interview

By Miguel Maravilla

Zurdo Ramírez has a message for Dmitry Bivol: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

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By Miguel Maravilla Zurdo Ramírez has a message for Dmitry Bivol: “You can run, but you can’t hide.” _

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