Hearn calls for Fury-Joshua unification clash

“We’d be clowns, we’d be idiots if we didn’t make this fight,” Eddie Hearn, promoter of WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, told Sky Sports about a potential all-British unification showdown between Joshua and WBC champion Tyson Fury.

“I promise you this fight will happen. If we have to fight (Kubrat) Pulev, we’ve got to beat Pulev, and if he has to fight Wilder, he’s got to beat Wilder again. Both of those things will happen. Fury will beat Wilder again and Joshua will knock Pulev clean out, despite Bob Arum telling us very differently…you will get this fight. We will do everything that it takes to make this fight.”

“We’d be clowns, we’d be idiots if we didn’t make this fight,” Eddie Hearn, promoter of WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, told Sky Sports about a potential all-British unification showdown…
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Late Results from Russia

Last Friday at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russian heavyweight Apti Davtaev (20-0-1, 19 KOs) remained undefeated with a two-round demolition of formerly undefeated John Napari (21-1, 15 KOs) of Accra, Ghana. Davtaev dropped Napari twice with counter right hands, the second time for good in round two.

The 6’5 Davtaev has been steadily improving under the tutelage of SugarHill Steward at Kronk Gym in Detroit. Steward also trains WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Last Friday at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russian heavyweight Apti Davtaev (20-0-1, 19 KOs) remained undefeated with a two-round demolition of formerly undefeated John Napari (21-1,…
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Coronavirus KOs DAZN Italy card

Following the order from Regione Lombardia on February 23 that dictates the suspension of any demonstration, event and any gathering in public or private places – of any kind of nature, either religious, sports, cultural or others – until March 1st, the Milano Boxing Night featuring  super middleweights Daniele Scardina against Andrew Francillette that was scheduled for Friday (February 28) is unfortunately postponed to a future date that will be communicated as soon as possible. Tickets sold for the event on February 28th will be considered valid for the rescheduled date.

Following the order from Regione Lombardia on February 23 that dictates the suspension of any demonstration, event and any gathering in public or private places – of any kind of…
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Mikey Garcia takes center stage this week

The biggest fight card of the week takes place on DAZN Saturday night from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, when Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) takes on Jessie Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs) in a welterweight matchup. Garcia is returning after just about a one year layoff following his first career loss to Errol Spence.

The card also features former pound-for-pound king and four weight champion Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (48-2, 40 KOs) challenging WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (26-0, 15 KOs), the first defense of WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez (15-1, 12 KOs) against unbeaten Euro beltholder Jay Harris (17-0, 9 KOs), and a WBA eliminator for the #2 position at super welterweight between Israil Madrimov (4-0, 4 KOs) and Charlie Navarro (29-9, 22 KOs).

A scheduled bout featuring former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) making his heavyweight debut was scrapped when Gassiev pulled out citing training camp issues.

The biggest fight card of the week takes place on DAZN Saturday night from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, when Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) takes…
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And the NEW…

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Sumio Yamada

No one expected Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury to beat up WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder the way he did before 15,816 in attendance and a PPV audience on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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According to CompuBox, Fury out threw Wilder 267 to 141 and out landed him 82 to 34, including big fifth and sixth rounds where he landed 16 and 14 power punches respectively. In round seven, Fury had Wilder cornered and unloaded with a series of power punches that prompted Wilder’s corner to stop the bout, which the referee officially did at 1:39 of the round.

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada No one expected Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury to beat up WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder the way he did before…
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Deontay Wilder Team Speaks

By Miguel Maravilla

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder did not attend the post-fight press conference as he went to the hospital following his fight with Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas and manager Shelly Finkel were present.

“Mark (Breland) threw in the towel. I don’t think he should have. Deontay is the kind of guy that doesn’t want to quit,” said Deas. “I haven’t talked to Mark about it but we will talk about it. Deontay is doing well. He had a small cut in his ear. It probably messed up his equilibrium. He’ll be back.”

With the defeat, Wilder has 30 days to exercise his rematch clause. “Deontay will be back and you will see these guys in a rematch,” Finkel promised. Stay tuned…

By Miguel Maravilla Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder did not attend the post-fight press conference as he went to the hospital following his fight with Tyson…
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Tyson Fury: Tonight was my night

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his spectacular victory, newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) talked about his win over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) at the post-fight press conference Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“A big shout out to everyone who believed in me. Bob Arum, we always had the dream to come to Las Vegas and win that belt,” Fury said. “I just had to overcome a lot to win this fight tonight.”

“Tyson Fury executed the game plan to perfection and he knocked out Wilder in the seventh. It was all laid out and that’s what he was going to do,” Fury’s promoter Bob Arum said in his opening statement. “This ranks up there with Muhammad Ali’s fights and George Foreman winning the title over Michael Moore. Now Top Rank has another heavyweight champion. I feel great. This is the second most memorable moment for me.” Continue reading “Tyson Fury: Tonight was my night”

By Miguel Maravilla Following his spectacular victory, newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) talked about his win over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder…
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Fury crushes Wilder to win WBC heavyweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In their much anticipated rematch, former champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in brutal fashion on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Fury took the fight to Wilder in the first two rounds, then dropped him in round three. Wilder survived the round! Fury continued to punish Wilder in round four as Wilder bled from the ear and lip. Fury dropped Wilder again in round five with a body shot, but Fury was deducted a point at the end of the round. Fury battered Wilder again in the sixth round. Wilder’s corner finally threw in the towel in round seven. Tyson Fury wins the WBC heavyweight title.

Wilder has 30 days to trigger the rematch clause if he wants to make it a trilogy. No guarantee that he does after this beatdown. Continue reading “Fury crushes Wilder to win WBC heavyweight title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside In their much anticipated rematch, former champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in brutal…
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Martin KOs Washington in IBF eliminator

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (28-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1, 13 KOs) in an IBF title eliminator on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Martin and Washington got off to a fast start as they exchanged to close round one. The southpaw Martin shot the straight left into Washington’s mid section in the third as Washington stalked. In round three both fighters kept their distance as Martin pressed and Washington stuck out the jab. The fourth round was slow paced with Washington and Martin measuring with their jabs but late in the round Martin rallied as he landed a flush straight left to close.

The straight left landed once again for Martin as he connected Washington multiple times with it in the fifth. A straight left found its mark for the last time as Martin sent Washington to the canvas. Washington got up but could not continue as he was dazed. Referee Tony Weeks waved it off at 1:57 of the sixth.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (28-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1,…
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Navarrete retains WBO superbantam title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, (31-1, 27 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his title as he scored an eleventh round stoppage over Jeo Santisima (19-3, 16 KOs) of the Philippines on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Off to a slow start, Navarrete boxed as he sized up Santisima in the opening round. Navarrete began to let his hands go in the second round as he pressed Santisima. In the third, Navarrete landed some solid shots on the Filipino. Santisima had his moment in the fourth as he backed Navarrete to the ropes with some big shots. Continue reading “Navarrete retains WBO superbantam title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, (31-1, 27 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his title as he scored an eleventh round stoppage over…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Opening the Pay per view telecast undefeated super welterweights Sebastian Fundora (14-0-1, 9 KOs) won a lackluster unanimous decision over 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis (6-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Opening the Pay per view telecast undefeated super welterweights Sebastian Fundora (14-0-1, 9 KOs) won a lackluster unanimous decision over 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis…
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Foster stops Reid in rematch

In a rematch of unbeaten super bantamweights, Brad Foster (12-0-2, 5 KOs) successfully defended his Commonwealth and British titles against Lucien Reid (8-1-2, 4 KOs) by sixth round TKO on Saturday night at London’s York Hall. Foster battered Reid in round six and the bout was stopped after the round. Foster and Reid fought to a majority draw last September.

19-year-old bantamweight Dennis “The Menace” McCann (6-0, 4 KOs) shut out Pablo Narvaez (9-21-7, 1 KO) over six rounds.

Light heavyweight Willy “Braveheart” Hutchinson (11-0, 7 KOs) beat Edgars Sniedze (6-30, 6 KOs) by six round decision (59-54).

In a 10-round eliminator for the British super middleweight title, Umar Sadiq (10-1, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Kody Davies (10-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 96-94.

In a rematch of unbeaten super bantamweights, Brad Foster (12-0-2, 5 KOs) successfully defended his Commonwealth and British titles against Lucien Reid (8-1-2, 4 KOs) by sixth round TKO on…
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Interview: Jay Deas

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Jay Deas, Deontay Wilder’s trainer, talks about the always ultra-motivated Bronze Bomber and why money means nothing to Tyson Fury “because in his heart he always be a fighter.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Jay Deas, Deontay Wilder’s trainer, talks about the always ultra-motivated Bronze Bomber and why money means nothing to Tyson Fury “because in his heart he always be…
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Interview: Charles Martin

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin talks about why he will beat – knock out – Gerald Washington, gives his Wilder-Fury and Kownacki-Helenius predictions, and explains why he will be world champion again.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin talks about why he will beat – knock out – Gerald Washington, gives his Wilder-Fury and Kownacki-Helenius predictions, and explains why…
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Bomba Gonzalez defeats Baby Juarez

In a battle of former world title challengers, WBO #8, WBA #13 light flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-3-1 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #15 Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-11-2, 13 KOs) on Friday night at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, Florida. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 98-92. Gonzalez claimed the vacant WBO/NABO title.

2x Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (2-1, 2 KOs) dominated and knocked out Rafael Morales (3-1, 1 KO) in round four of a featherweight bout. Body shots put Morales down for the count. Ramirez beat current WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson for the gold in the 2016 Rio games.

Freddie Roach-trained super lightweight Elvis Rodriguez moved to 6-0, 6 KOs with a sixth round TKO over Kaylyn Alfred (4-3, 0 KOs). Time was 1:11.

2016 Olympian super bantamweight Antonio Vargas (12-1, 5 KOs) outpointed Juan Centeño (4-5, 1 KO) over six rounds.

In a battle of former world title challengers, WBO #8, WBA #13 light flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-3-1 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #15 Saul…
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Canelo Alvarez confirms May 2nd fight

WBC franchise and WBA middle/super middle champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has confirmed that he will return to the ring on May 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Due to the deadlines required by the boxing commissions to register the contracts of a fight, it is expected that the official announcement by “Canelo” and Golden Boy Promotions won’t be long in coming. “We are going to fight on May 2nd. We still have to define the opponent, but we have several possibilities and in the next few days it will be announced,” commented Canelo.

WBC franchise and WBA middle/super middle champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has confirmed that he will return to the ring on May 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Due…
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Fury outweighs Wilder by 42 pounds

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale

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Deontay Wilder 231 vs. Tyson Fury 273
(WBC heavyweight title)

Fury didn’t remove his shirt. He weighed 254 for their first fight. Wilder weighed 212.4 for the first fight and looked ripped at 231. No face-off due to the Nevada Commission’s fear of possible hostilities between the two.

Charles Martin 254 vs. Gerald Washington 236.5
(IBF heavyweight eliminator)

Emanuel Navarrete 122 vs. Jeo Santisima 122
(WBO super bantamweight title)

Sebastian Fundora 153.5 vs. Daniel Lewis 153
Subriel Matias 142 vs. Petros Ananyan 142
Amir Imam 141.5 vs. Javier Molina 141.5
Gabriel Flores Jr 132.5 vs. Matt Conway 132.5
Vito Mielnicki 147 vs. Corey Champion 147
Isaac Lowe 125.5 vs. Alberto Guevara 126
Rolando Romero 137 vs. Arturs Ahmetovs 136

Venue: MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank/TGB Promotions
TV: PPV

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale Deontay Wilder 231 vs. Tyson Fury 273 (WBC heavyweight title) Fury didn’t remove his shirt. He weighed 254 for their first fight. Wilder weighed…
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Deontay Wilder trainer Jay Deas

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Deontay Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas talks about the “Bronze Bomber’s” fight preparation, his state of mind before Saturday’s bout vs. Fury, his generational power + battle scars he’s wearing training with the biggest puncher in the game.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Deontay Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas talks about the “Bronze Bomber’s” fight preparation, his state of mind before Saturday’s bout vs. Fury, his generational power + battle scars…
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Golden Contract Results

The Golden Contract semi-finals for the super lightweight and featherweight divisions are taking place Friday night at London’s iconic York Hall. The eventual winner in each division earns a two-year, five-fight deal with six-figure purses for each fight guaranteed. The format is similar to the current World Boxing Super Series.

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT

Ohara Davies (21-2, 16 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jeff Ofori (10-2-1, 3 KOs). Davis dropped Ofori in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in round six.

Tyrone McKenna (21-1-1, 6 KOs) scored a controversial ten round unanimous decision over Mohamed Mimoune (22-5, 3 KOs). Mimoune did more, but somehow came up short on all three cards 96-94, 96-94, 97-93.

FEATHERWEIGHT

Ryan Walsh (26-2-2, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Tyrone McCullagh (14-1, 6 KOs). Walsh floored McCullagh in rounds six and nine en route to a 96-92, 97-91, 97-91 verdict.

Jazza Dickens (29-3, 11 KOs) won a hard-fought ten round majority decision over Leigh Wood (23-2, 13 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 95-94.

The Golden Contract semi-finals for the super lightweight and featherweight divisions are taking place Friday night at London’s iconic York Hall. The eventual winner in each division earns a two-year,…
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WBA calls Charr-Bryant purse bid

The World Boxing Association (WBA) World Championships Committee has called a purse bid for the fight between heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr and challenger Trevor Bryant to be held on March 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the WBA offices in Panama City.  Charr and Bryant have a long period of inactivity. The fee for the right to participate is US$ 15,000, and the minimum bid is $1,000,000 USD. WBA Ratings Committee Vice Chairman Aurelio Fiengo will be directing the bidding.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) World Championships Committee has called a purse bid for the fight between heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr and challenger Trevor Bryant to be held on March…
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Fight Club OC Opening Night Sets Record

With every seat sold along with an additional 80 standing room tickets sold, opening night of the 10th Anniversary Year of Fight Club OC shows set an attendance record as 1,476 fans packed The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. And what a night of fight action for local fight fans with all but one bout going the distance and money thrown into the ring after three of the six bouts. Continue reading “Fight Club OC Opening Night Sets Record”

With every seat sold along with an additional 80 standing room tickets sold, opening night of the 10th Anniversary Year of Fight Club OC shows set an attendance record as…
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Fortunato, Sands victorious

By Robert Coster

Boxing fans at the Club Deportivo Calero in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, flocked to watch a much-anticipated shootout between unbeaten local prospects Frency Fortunato (8-0, 6 KOs) and Misael Vazquez (6-0, 5 KOs) in the jr featherweight class. Both young boxers are hard punchers and came out swinging from the opening bell but it was evident that Fortunato had superior skills, speed, and power. In the second round, Fortunato cornered his foe on the ropes and unleashed a violent non-stop barrage of punches that forced the referee to intervene. An impressive showing for Fortunato who now lives in the USA.

The co-main event saw Miami-based heavyweight prospect Amron Sands (11-0, 9 KOs) win a unanimous decision over 8 rounds over tough local fighter Cristian Galvez (17-6, 15 KOs). The 6’6 Sands knocked down Galvez at the end of the first round. Galvez, however, held his own from there on and offered stiff opposition. Sands told Fightnews.com® that he hurt his right hand in that first round. The young Bahamas-born heavyweight, signed with DiBella Promotions, is also one to be followed. Continue reading “Fortunato, Sands victorious”

By Robert Coster Boxing fans at the Club Deportivo Calero in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, flocked to watch a much-anticipated shootout between unbeaten local prospects Frency Fortunato (8-0, 6 KOs)…
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NSAC KOs Wilder-Fury weigh-in faceoff

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will weigh-in today, but there will reportedly be no face-to-face photo-op afterward. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned the two from the traditional faceoff after they hit the scale due to their shoving match at Wednesday’s press conference.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will weigh-in today, but there will reportedly be no face-to-face photo-op afterward. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned the two from the traditional faceoff…
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Plenty of action in South Africa in March

By Ron Jackson

Golden Gloves Promotions and Charing Cross Promotions have announced details of their tournaments for March. First up on Sunday, March 15, at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in Randburg, Charing Cross Promotions have a five-fight bill headed by a ten round International cruiserweight bout between the promising unbeaten Akani Phuzi (10-0, 4 KOs) and Maroy Sadiki from the DRC who has a reported record of 16-2-1, 7 KOs. Continue reading “Plenty of action in South Africa in March”

By Ron Jackson Golden Gloves Promotions and Charing Cross Promotions have announced details of their tournaments for March. First up on Sunday, March 15, at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in…
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