Weights from Germany

Photos: Torsten Helmke

Sebastian Formella 146.2 vs. Roberto Arriaza 146.4
(IBO welterweight title)
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Peter Kadiru 235.7 vs. Tomas Salek 234.6
(WBC Youth heavyweight title)
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Roman Fress 194.9 vs. Matteo Rondena 199.3
Ali Eren Demirezen 261.9 vs. Andrei Mazanik 233.5
Volkan Gokcek 144.6 vs. Bakhtiyar Isgandarzada ??
Nenad Stancic 134.9 vs. Nukri Gamgebeli 134.5
Ilya Mezencev 224.2 vs. Attila Kalman ??
Nuri Seferi 198.6 vs. Mazen Girke ??

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Photos: Torsten Helmke Sebastian Formella 146.2 vs. Roberto Arriaza 146.4 (IBO welterweight title) Peter Kadiru 235.7 vs. Tomas Salek 234.6 (WBC Youth heavyweight title) Roman Fress 194.9 vs. Matteo Rondena…
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Conor McGregor interested in fighting Pacquiao

Pacquiao-McgregorMMA star Conor McGregor is 0-1 in a boxing ring, but he’s also part of the second largest boxing pay-per-view of all time, being stopped by Floyd Mayweather back in 2017. During his press conference for a UFC fight this weekend, McGregor floated the idea of fighting WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at the new 72,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

“What a fight that would be against Manny, a small, powerful southpaw. I’d have to figure out the weight and these type of things, but something that interests me, no doubt,” said McGregor.

A Mayweather-McGregor rematch is also being discussed. Their first bout generated 4.3 million buys, second only to Mayweather-Pacquiao which did 4.6 million. Continue reading “Conor McGregor interested in fighting Pacquiao”

MMA star Conor McGregor is 0-1 in a boxing ring, but he’s also part of the second largest boxing pay-per-view of all time, being stopped by Floyd Mayweather back in…
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Quigg-Carroll collide March 7

Super featherweight contenders Scott Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs) and Jono Carroll (17-1-1, 3 KOs) will clash on March 7 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

Former WBA super bantamweight ruler Quigg made five defenses of the WBA crown before losing out to Carl Frampton in a unification battle in the same arena back in 2016. He lost to Oscar Valdez in a featherweight title try and is now looking for a title at 130lbs.

Carroll hopes to get over the hump after unsuccessfully challenging IBF super featherweight king Tevin Farmer last March.

An announcement on tickets and undercard information will be made next week.

Super featherweight contenders Scott Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs) and Jono Carroll (17-1-1, 3 KOs) will clash on March 7 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, shown live on Sky Sports…
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“Future WBA Champions” facility named

The “Future WBA Champions” training camp to be held from February 1 to 11, in Medellin, Antioquia, is one of the most important and ambitious programs sponsored by the World Boxing Association (WBA). It was recently confirmed that the facilities of the MMA Colombia gymnasium will host the event, where about 60 fighters from Italy, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Colombia will be competing in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Continue reading ““Future WBA Champions” facility named”

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Briggs honored at NHL game

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs was the guest of honor Thursday night for the NHL’s Florida Panthers home game.  Briggs interacted with the fans, players, and team staff, inspiring the Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings 4-3.

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Briggs sparred with the team mascot as well playfully putting him down for the 10 count with his famous right hand. The team also presented him with his own jersey which had “Let’s Go Champ!” written across the back. Ironically, word is that Briggs is in the midst of starting his own boxing promotional company called Let’s Go Champ Promotions!

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs was the guest of honor Thursday night for the NHL’s Florida Panthers home game.  Briggs interacted with the fans, players, and team staff, inspiring the…
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Keys battles Williams tonight at the Boat

Looking to continue his upward trajectory in the sport of boxing, homegrown welterweight Andre Keys (12-1, 5 KOs) will take on his toughest test to date in former world title contender Dannie Williams (23-3, 18 KOs) tonight at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Keys, who has won 11 consecutive fights, will face Williams in the main event of Battle at the Boat 125. Continue reading “Keys battles Williams tonight at the Boat”

Looking to continue his upward trajectory in the sport of boxing, homegrown welterweight Andre Keys (12-1, 5 KOs) will take on his toughest test to date in former world title…
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Weights from Hallandale, Florida

Weights for Friday night’s fight card at The Gulfstream Park and Casino

Blake Davis 178 vs. Luis Iniguez 177
Maureen Shea 121.8 vs. Martina Horgasz 120.4
David Estrada 156.8 vs. Javier Frazier 157.6
Raphael Akpejiori 246.4 vs. Mike Ford 237.2
Daniel Araujo Figuiredo 133 vs. Shauncey Perry 133
Anthony Martinez 188.6 vs. Milton Nunez 199.6
Esteban Musso 150.4 vs. Javanis Ross 149.4

Tickets for “Only The Strong Survive” are on sale now and cost $50, $75, $100, Sofa Loungers $1500 seat up to 3-4 people, 10 VIP Tables, including 4 Premier Elevated Ringside VIP tables starting at $2200 and seat 8. Tickets are available through BADpromotions.com.

Weights for Friday night’s fight card at The Gulfstream Park and Casino Blake Davis 178 vs. Luis Iniguez 177 Maureen Shea 121.8 vs. Martina Horgasz 120.4 David Estrada 156.8 vs.…
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Alvarez, Seals, Verdejo workout

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Two days before light heavyweight rivals Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals meet in a slugfest scheduled for 10 rounds at Turning Stone Resort Casino, they joined forces, along with lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, for a special session of “Train with the Champs” at the Oneida Indian Nation Recreation Center. Continue reading “Alvarez, Seals, Verdejo workout”

Two days before light heavyweight rivals Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals meet in a slugfest scheduled for 10 rounds at Turning Stone Resort Casino, they joined forces,…
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ShoBox Weights from Sloan, Iowa

Vladimir Shishkin 167.5 vs. Ulises Sierra 167
Shohjahon Ergashev 140 vs. Adrian Estrella 141
Ja’Rico O’Quinn 118.5 vs. Oscar Vasquez 117.25

Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa
Promoter: Salita Promotions
TV: Showtime

Note: Friday’s show will be the 250th edition of ShoBox, the prospect-oriented series that has featured 81 future world champions since its inception in 2001.

Vladimir Shishkin 167.5 vs. Ulises Sierra 167 Shohjahon Ergashev 140 vs. Adrian Estrella 141 Ja’Rico O’Quinn 118.5 vs. Oscar Vasquez 117.25 Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa Promoter: Salita Promotions…
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Kownacki-Helenius set for March 7

Premier Boxing Champions returns to Brooklyn on March 7 when unbeaten Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) takes on “The Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) at Barclays Center. Kownacki, who is rated WBA #3, IBF #3, WBO #3, WBC #8 will have the hometown support, having fought nine of his last eleven fights in the arena. Helenius, who is rated WBA #6, will be fighting for the second time in the U.S.

The fight will be officially announced shortly.

Premier Boxing Champions returns to Brooklyn on March 7 when unbeaten Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) takes on “The Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) at Barclays Center.…
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J-Rock vs. Rosario Final Press Conference

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Unified WBA/IBF 154-pound champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams went face-to-face with contender Jeison Rosario Thursday at the final press conference before Williams makes his homecoming title defense this Saturday on FOX from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

Julian Williams: “He keeps saying we’re going to have a war, because he can’t do anything else with me. There’s nothing in the ring he can do to bother me. I’m coming to step on him. I’m coming to dominate and win in spectacular fashion.”

Jeison Rosario: “I’m ready to leave it all in the ring. We trained every day so we I know exactly what I have to do when that bell rings. His fans can’t fight for him, so there’s no way he will beat me.”

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Photo: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Thursday’s press conference also featured unbeaten rising star Chris “Prime Time” Colbert and former champion Jezreel Corrales, who meet for the WBA interim super featherweight title in the co-main event.

Chris Colbert: “Corrales had a world title before and he’s not getting it back from me. I’m sending him back to Panama empty-handed.”

Jezreel Corrales: “I’m not worried about any of his trash talk or anything he says up here today. We’ll settle it in the ring with our fists.”

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Unified WBA/IBF 154-pound champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams went face-to-face with contender Jeison Rosario Thursday at the final press conference before Williams makes his homecoming title defense this Saturday on FOX…
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Quigley back in action Jan 23

Super middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) will make a quick return to the ring when he takes on Oscar “Raton” Cortes (27-5, 14 KOs) in a 10-rounder in the main event of Thursday Night Fights on January 23 at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. The event will be streamed live on DAZN.

In the co-main event, Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (13-1, 8 KOs) will fight against Azael “Turbo” Cosio (21-8-2, 18 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout. Continue reading “Quigley back in action Jan 23”

Super middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) will make a quick return to the ring when he takes on Oscar “Raton” Cortes (27-5, 14 KOs) in a 10-rounder…
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Yafai to defend WBA belt against Chocolatito

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA world super flyweight title against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on February 29 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Yafai (26-0 15 KOs) makes the sixth defense of his WBA strap and returns to the States having gone the distance with challenger Norbelto Jimenez in his last defense in Providence, Rhode Island in June. Former P4P candidate Chocolatito (48-2 40 KOs), a four-weight world ruler, returned to action in December with victory in Japan.

Yafai and Chocolatito is part of a card topped by the welterweight showdown between Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas and all-action Julio Cesar Martinez making the first defense of his WBC flyweight title against unbeaten Jay Harris.

Kal Yafai will defend his WBA world super flyweight title against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on February 29 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, live on DAZN in…
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Evan Holyfield set for third fight

Super welterweight Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield’s (2-0, 2 KOs) next fight will take place on a Christy Martin Promotions card at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona on February 8. Boxing legend Christy Martin stopped by Holyfield’s Houston training camp to look in on four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield’s son and came away impressed.

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“Most importantly he is a great young man,” said Christy. “He has great speed and power. His work ethic looks unbeatable.” Continue reading “Evan Holyfield set for third fight”

Super welterweight Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield’s (2-0, 2 KOs) next fight will take place on a Christy Martin Promotions card at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona on February 8. Boxing legend…
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Keeler warns “deluded” Andrade

World title challenger Luke Keeler (17-2-1 5 KOs) has branded WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) as ‘deluded’ and predicted he’ll rip the title away from him when they clash for the belt at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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“He’s really talking himself up,” said Keeler. “I don’t know if he believes it or he’s a bit deluded, but he hasn’t produced it in the ring yet. He hasn’t really fought anyone elite, I think he is going to overlook me and I think he is that deluded that he believes he’s one of the greatest and he just has to turn up to win. That’s going to count against him and I am taking that belt with both hands. Continue reading “Keeler warns “deluded” Andrade”

World title challenger Luke Keeler (17-2-1 5 KOs) has branded WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) as ‘deluded’ and predicted he’ll rip the title away from him when…
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EBU purse bid and updates

By Marco Bratusch

Italian boxing venture BBT Promotion won the bid today at the EBU headquarters in Rome, earning the rights to stage the vacant European super middleweight title between co-challengers Giovanni “John” De Carolis and Emer Cukur. BBT’s boss Davide Buccioni submitted a solid offer of 90,000 Euros, topping a Lion Sport bid of 68,900 Euros and a third, lighter offer made by EC Boxing of 36,500 Euros. Continue reading “EBU purse bid and updates”

By Marco Bratusch Italian boxing venture BBT Promotion won the bid today at the EBU headquarters in Rome, earning the rights to stage the vacant European super middleweight title between…
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Caleb Plant: I’m not playing with this guy

Undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) previewed his homecoming world title defense at a press conference in Nashville Wednesday, as he prepares to take on mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) on FOX February 15 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Photo: Gavin Nutt/Sweethands Promotions

“I’ve heard Feigenbutz is strong and physical and he thinks he’s going to come in and knock me out. Mike Lee thought he was going to knock me out and Jose Uzcategui said he was going to knock me out, but how’d that go for them? Continue reading “Caleb Plant: I’m not playing with this guy”

Undefeated IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) previewed his homecoming world title defense at a press conference in Nashville Wednesday, as he prepares to take on…
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WBA KO to Drugs Festival heads back to Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Four WBA title fights head the K.O. to Drugs Festival confirmed for February 7th at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama.

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In a press conference held at Hotel Caribe, Promoters George Sarantopoulos and Rogelio Espiño, along with WBA President Gilberto Mendoza and Russian boxing Federation´s Kiril Shcekutyev, revealed additional information about the event which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Arena Roberto Duran, the 45 years of uninterrupted transmission of the TV show lo Mejor del Boxeo and the first time the worldwide leader in sports ESPN broadcasts from Panama.

Former two-division world Champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion faces Colombian Rober Barrera for the WBA interim flyweight championship in the main event. Continue reading “WBA KO to Drugs Festival heads back to Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Four WBA title fights head the K.O. to Drugs Festival confirmed for February 7th at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. In a press conference…
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WBC: Jimenez a champion of human equality

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Official WBC Statement: It is shameful and regrettable to read the irresponsible, defamatory, discriminatory and untrue comments on social media concerning Alejandra Jimenez, our proud WBC super middleweight world champion. The individuals writing such rubbish and the organizations publishing it have zero moral integrity. It is the WBC’s duty to set the record straight and stop the horrible and inhuman attack on a person who is an example and motivation to the world.

In a sport like boxing, which traditionally has prided itself for being accepting of people from all strata of life and on the diversity of its participants, our champion Alejandra Jimenez is being the target of attacks for having the courage to live an openly gay lifestyle and manifesting an appearance that is pleasing to her and her community. Continue reading “WBC: Jimenez a champion of human equality”

Official WBC Statement: It is shameful and regrettable to read the irresponsible, defamatory, discriminatory and untrue comments on social media concerning Alejandra Jimenez, our proud WBC super middleweight world champion.…
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Sandoval-Tabugon clash Feb 6 in Indio

Super flyweight Ricard “El Niño” Sandoval (17-1, 12 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will take on Filipino contender Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round main event of Thursday Night Fights on February 6 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be streamed live on DAZN.

In the co-main event, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) of Tierralta, Colombia and Alberto “Impacto” Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina will meet in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBA international bantamweight title. Continue reading “Sandoval-Tabugon clash Feb 6 in Indio”

Super flyweight Ricard “El Niño” Sandoval (17-1, 12 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will take on Filipino contender Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round main event of Thursday…
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Garcia likes chances vs. Spence or Pacquiao

Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia is eager for another crack at returning to the championship ranks provided he gets past Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach in a WBC welterweight title eliminator on Showtime January 25 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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With a win in this title eliminator, Garcia would put himself in line for the WBC welterweight title held by unified champion Errol Spence Jr. Garcia has also been rumored as a possible next opponent for WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. If one of those two are next for Garcia, he is confident in his abilities to become world champion again.

“I feel like my style is dangerous for both Spence and Pacquiao,” said Garcia. “For Errol, I see he likes to stand in front of his opponents and he isn’t the hardest guy to hit. With Manny, I feel like my counter punching and style would also be hard for him. So, I like my chances against both of them.” Continue reading “Garcia likes chances vs. Spence or Pacquiao”

Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia is eager for another crack at returning to the championship ranks provided he gets past Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach in a WBC welterweight title…
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Professional Athletes in Tokyo 2020

By Mauricio Sulaimán
President of WBC, Son of José Sulaimán

The ancient city of Tokyo, in Japan, is getting ready to receive and greet the entire world, to celebrate the most important global sporting event, the Olympic Games, which will be held in July and August of this year.

There are 33 sports which are part of the Olympic Games, including boxing, a sport that was one of the founders in the original Olympic games in Greece, and is part of modern games since 1904.

Unfortunately, amateur boxing has suffered from the administration of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which had the exclusive rights and recognition by the IOC to administer amateur boxing worldwide and handle all qualifying competitions and Olympic Games. Continue reading “Professional Athletes in Tokyo 2020”

By Mauricio Sulaimán President of WBC, Son of José Sulaimán The ancient city of Tokyo, in Japan, is getting ready to receive and greet the entire world, to celebrate the…
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J-Rock is a 25:1 favorite to retain titles

WBA/IBF super welterweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams is a -2500 favorite to retain his belts against Jeison Rosario +1400 on FOX Saturday night.

In the co-feature, super featherweight Chris “Prime Time” Colbert is a -690 pick over Jezreel Corales +430 in a bout for the vacant WBA interim super featherweight title.

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez is a -550 favorite over Michael Seals +400 on ESPN Saturday night.

In the co-feature, lightweight Felix Verdejo is a whopping -4500 vs. Manuel Rey Rojas +1500.

WBA/IBF super welterweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams is a -2500 favorite to retain his belts against Jeison Rosario +1400 on FOX Saturday night. In the co-feature, super featherweight Chris “Prime…
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Alonzo Butler headlines March 7 in Knoxville

The Impact Boxing Series has announced that their second live fight card will take place on March 7th at the Jacob Building in Knoxville, Tennessee and will be a collaboration with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Tapia Promotions.

The main event will feature local favorite Alonzo “Big Zo” Butler (31-3-2, 24 KOs) in a special heavyweight attraction. Undefeated super bantamweight Vic Pasillas (15-0, 8 KOs) will also see action on the card. Roy Jones Jr. will have several fighters on the card including Rashid Akzhigitov (10-0, 7 KOs), Shady Gamour (12-0, 9 KOs) and Ikram Kerwat (10-2, 5 KOs).

Former super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout headlines the inaugural card at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Ruidoso, New Mexico on February 1st.

The Impact Boxing Series has announced that their second live fight card will take place on March 7th at the Jacob Building in Knoxville, Tennessee and will be a collaboration…
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“Future WBA Champions” preparation camp

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Alberto Torres, president of FeColBox, expects Medellín’s preparation will provide his selections with the tools they need to compete for several slots in the 2020 Olympic qualifiers. 60 fighters from five countries will train in the capital of Antioquia from February 1 to 11, under the patronage of the WBA.

Yuberjen Martinez and Ingrid Valencia will lead the Colombian boxing delegation at the “Future WBA Champions” preparation camp, which will take place February 1 to 11 in Medellin, capital of Antioquia, sponsored and promoted by the World Boxing Association. Continue reading ““Future WBA Champions” preparation camp”

Alberto Torres, president of FeColBox, expects Medellín’s preparation will provide his selections with the tools they need to compete for several slots in the 2020 Olympic qualifiers. 60 fighters from…
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