Derek Chisora, Artur Szpilka collide July 20

Derek Chisora (30-9, 21 KOs) will clash with former world title challenger Artur Szpilka (22-3, 15 KOs) on a huge night of Heavyweight action at The O2 in London on July 20 that also sees Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) take on the undefeated Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs) for the number one spot in the WBC and Dave Allen (17-4-2, 14 KOs) collide with David Price (24-6, 19 KOs) in a must-win domestic showdown, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Artur Szpilka: “I chose this fight because we are both crazy men and it’s going to be a crazy fight! Chisora is a good fighter, he is bull strong and he can box well. He turns up to every fight in great condition, so I know it is going to be a tough night for me. We are both warriors who like to fight, this will be violent!”

Derek Chisora (30-9, 21 KOs) will clash with former world title challenger Artur Szpilka (22-3, 15 KOs) on a huge night of Heavyweight action at The O2 in London on…
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Ex-IBF challenger Takahashi halts Korean Lim

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former IBF 122-pound challenger Ryohei Takahashi (17-4-1, 6 KOs), 122, halted Korean Jin-Wook Lim (10-7-5, 3 KOs), 122, due to the loser’s eardrum ruptured after the fifth round in a scheduled eight on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Takahashi had tasted a bitter setback by an eleventh round stoppage at the hand of TJ Doheny in quest of the IBF junior feather belt in New York this January, he appeared after a five-month hiatus and displayed his new style of hit-and-run tactics although he used to be a busy-punching pugnacious banger. Having piled up points steadily, he found Lim retire on the stool after the fifth to celebrate his comebacking victory.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former IBF 122-pound challenger Ryohei Takahashi (17-4-1, 6 KOs), 122, halted Korean Jin-Wook Lim (10-7-5, 3 KOs), 122, due to the loser’s eardrum…
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Jamal James headlines July 13 on FS1

Welterweight contender and Minneapolis-native Jamal “Shango” James (25-1, 12 KOs) will battle former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight attraction that headlines on FS1 and July 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis. As reported yesterday, televised coverage will also feature a 10-round heavyweight clash between Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (28-2, 17 KOs) and Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (19-3-1, 12 KOs). In addition, unbeaten prospect and 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (8-0, 7 KOs) will square-off against Joshuah Hernández (9-2, 7 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout.

Welterweight contender and Minneapolis-native Jamal “Shango” James (25-1, 12 KOs) will battle former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight attraction that headlines on FS1 and…
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Quinton Rankin: I can beat Chad Dawson

The 32-year-old southpaw Quinton Rankin (15-5-2, 12 KOs) from North Carolina is just 16 days away from the biggest fight of his career, an eight-round showdown against former two-time world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (34-5, 19 KOs) on June 29th at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s historic Fox Theater, headlining a card promoted by CES Boxing.

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Dawson has held WBC, IBF and WBO world titles and holds wins over the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Glen Johnson and Antonio Tarver. Rankin has never faced anyone as established as Dawson, but he says he’s bottled up all the knowledge he’s gained from having worked in a number of elite training camps through the years helping champions and challengers in various weight classes prepare for big fights. Continue reading “Quinton Rankin: I can beat Chad Dawson”

The 32-year-old southpaw Quinton Rankin (15-5-2, 12 KOs) from North Carolina is just 16 days away from the biggest fight of his career, an eight-round showdown against former two-time world…
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WBA “KO to Drugs” headed to D.R. July 27

By Robert Coster

In a press conference held yesterday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Belgica Pena, CEO of Shuan Boxing Promotion, announced that the WBA will hold its yearly famed “KO to Drugs” card on July 27th in the Dominican capital. The main event will feature a bout for the vacant WBA super lightweight interim world title as WBA #3 ranked Alberto “La Avispa” Puello (16-0, 9 Kos) of the Dominican Republic will cross gloves with WBA #5 Jonathan “La Maravilla” Alonso (18-0, 7 KOs) of Spain (but born in the DR ).

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Local star Puello is the WBA Fedelatin Champion while Alonso is champion of Spain. Belgica Pena informed the press that the international card will be held at the 8,000 seat Carlos (Teo) Cruz Coliseum in Santo Domingo. “All 9 fights will be top-level and competitive, featuring ranked boxers fighting each other in a televised boxing gala,” she said.

By Robert Coster In a press conference held yesterday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Belgica Pena, CEO of Shuan Boxing Promotion, announced that the WBA will hold its yearly famed…
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Rodriguez returns with a win

By Héctor Villarreal

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After eight months of inactivity, Cuban welterweight Damian Rodriguez (12-1, 6 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over a very competitive local opponent, Addir “Viper” Sanchez (12-20,3, 6 KOs) on the main event of the boxing card presented by Sergio Gonzalez Master Promotions at Los Bohios Alegres in Trnasistmica, Panama. Two judges scored the fight 77-74 and the other one 80-72. Continue reading “Rodriguez returns with a win”

By Héctor Villarreal After eight months of inactivity, Cuban welterweight Damian Rodriguez (12-1, 6 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over a very competitive local opponent, Addir “Viper” Sanchez (12-20,3, 6…
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Fury-Schwarz final press conference

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ten minutes before the press conference was set to begin, Tyson Fury waltzed onto the stage at the David Copperfield Theater and started the proceedings early. The Tyson Fury Show had officially hit the Vegas Strip.
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Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) faces undefeated Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on ESPN+. He commented on his challenger’s good lucks and engaged in a pose-off with his adversary before the formal press conference got underway. This is what the main event participants and Top Rank chairman Bob Arum had to say.

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On the response of the American people to him

“I feel like the crowd has warmed to me. Everyone has been very welcoming. The American people, all different types of people, have been coming up to me, people from all over the world here in Vegas. People who don’t speak English, people who don’t even watch boxing. It’s quite humbling, to be honest. It’s a very great experience to be here, Las Vegas, MGM Grand. It’s where all the great fights happen. Seeing your face on all the movie screens and posters is great.” Continue reading “Fury-Schwarz final press conference”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Ten minutes before the press conference was set to begin, Tyson Fury waltzed onto the stage at the David Copperfield Theater and started the proceedings early.…
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“2 Pound’ Forbes and “Chop Chop” Corley exhibition

By Ricardo Ibarra

Former IBF Jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes (36-14, 11 KOs) and former WBO Jr. welterweight title holder DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (51-33-1, 28 KOs) will box in a three round exhibition bout at the Clackamas Armory in Clackamas, Oregon on August 3rd. The contest between the two former champions will be a featured bout on 2Pound Sports and Entertainment’s pro card, which will feature six additional fights highlighted by regional up-and-comers. Continue reading ““2 Pound’ Forbes and “Chop Chop” Corley exhibition”

By Ricardo Ibarra Former IBF Jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes (36-14, 11 KOs) and former WBO Jr. welterweight title holder DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (51-33-1, 28 KOs)…
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Weights from Hollywood, California

Seniesa Estrada 107 vs. Gretchen Abaniel 108
Azat Hovhannisyan 121.6 vs. Glen Porras 121.2
Carlos Caraballo 119.6 vs. Esteban Aquino 119.2
Christian Gonzalez 134.6 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 133.6
David Mijares 135 vs. Joaquin Chavez 139
Bektemir Melikuziev 173 vs. Martin Rios 166.6

Venue: Avalon, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook Live

Seniesa Estrada 107 vs. Gretchen Abaniel 108 Azat Hovhannisyan 121.6 vs. Glen Porras 121.2 Carlos Caraballo 119.6 vs. Esteban Aquino 119.2 Christian Gonzalez 134.6 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 133.6 David Mijares…
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Helenius lands big US fight

Former heavyweight title challenger Gerald Washington is the next opponent for Robert Helenius. The fight will take place in the state of Minnesota on Saturday, 13 July. The fight will probably be hosted at the classic Minneapolis Armory Arena.

“I have been ready for a fight ever since April. I signed a contract to fight Adam Kownacki but I don’t know why that didn’t happen. Now Washington wants a fight against me and when I have beaten him I will beat Kownacki too,” Helenius says. Continue reading “Helenius lands big US fight”

Former heavyweight title challenger Gerald Washington is the next opponent for Robert Helenius. The fight will take place in the state of Minnesota on Saturday, 13 July. The fight will…
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Warrington-Galahad final press conference

The talk has now been talked ahead of Saturday night’s world title clash between IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington and his mandatory challenger Kid Galahad at the FD Arena in Leeds, England, live on ESPN+ in the USA and BT Sport in the UK.

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Kid Galahad: “I’m feeling good, training has gone well and all the talking is done. Just a few more sleeps and that belt is coming back to Sheffield. I just know, it is destiny and I have been dreaming about this all my life…they keep going on about him beating Lee Selby and Carl Frampton, but I have sparred better kids than he has boxed. Sparring is actually harder than the fight in my opinion.”

Josh Warrington: I am just looking at him as an opponent, I’ve got to get through him then we go Stateside for big world title fights…for Barry to say sparring is harder than fights is a load of bollocks. He can keep talking about it being his destiny and it sounds like he is saying the same things as me in my press conference against Lee Selby. It is not Barry’s time. The title will be staying here.”

The talk has now been talked ahead of Saturday night’s world title clash between IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington and his mandatory challenger Kid Galahad at the FD Arena in…
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WBSS: Briedis-Glowacki final press conference

Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) are both ready for a spectacle when they meet in a WBSS semi-final for the WBC and WBO world cruiserweight championships on Saturday at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. Briedis is back at the Arena Riga after losing the WBSS Season 1 semi-final against Oleksandr Usyk.

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Krzysztof Glowacki: “I am very happy to be here and I just can’t wait for Saturday. I think it is going to be a great war and I am going to win. It is something incredible to be able to get all the belts and win the Ali Trophy. That will be a dream coming true.”

Mairis Briedis: “The fight with Usyk was the fight with Usyk and this is a completely different fight. Now I have prepared differently, I am mentally different. This is my second chance and I will do my best to complete it. I wouldn’t use the word ‘war’ about the fight like Krzysztof. It is a strong word, but I think it is going to be a beautiful and very watchable fight. Continue reading “WBSS: Briedis-Glowacki final press conference”

Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) are both ready for a spectacle when they meet in a WBSS semi-final for the WBC and WBO world…
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Opponent change on June 21 ShoBox

Undefeated lightweight prospect Yeis Solano (14-0, 10 KOs) will face a new opponent in Elias Damian Araujo in an eight-round bout that will open a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on June 21 from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Araujo replaces Jose Romero, who was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury.

Solano is not concerned about the last minute opponent change. “It doesn’t matter who I fight. I trust my team and my skills,” he said. “I don’t worry about who is across from me. I would have beaten the first guy and I will beat this guy too. I don’t train to beat one fighter specifically. I train to beat all fighters and I make adjustments in the ring. Some fighters get upset when the opponent changes. Not me. Even if my team says they want me to fight a different guy at the weigh-in, my job stays the same.”

In the main event, southpaw Sebastian Fundora (12-0, 8 KOs) faces Hector Zepeda (17-0, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight bout. In the co-feature, Michel Rivera (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Rene Tellez Giron (13-0, 7 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout.

Undefeated lightweight prospect Yeis Solano (14-0, 10 KOs) will face a new opponent in Elias Damian Araujo in an eight-round bout that will open a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader…
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WBC#3 Jason Moloney returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #3, WBA #3, IBF #6, WBO #8 bantamweight Jason Moloney (18-1, 15 KOs) will clash with Mexico’s Cesar Ramirez (18-3, 11 KOs) over ten rounds at Seagulls Rugby League Club Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Moloney said, ”Firstly I’m not overlooking my task on Saturday. I have a tough opponent and I want to put on a show as this could be the last time I fight in Australia for the foreseeable future. I want this show to be an unforgettable night of boxing for all Australian fight fans.” Continue reading “WBC#3 Jason Moloney returns Saturday”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC #3, WBA #3, IBF #6, WBO #8 bantamweight Jason Moloney (18-1, 15 KOs) will clash with Mexico’s Cesar Ramirez (18-3, 11 KOs)…
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Poulsen-Syrowatka clash June 15 in Denmark

Hall of Fame promoter Mogens Palle – working along with his daughter Bettina Palle and popular former Danish heavyweight fighter Brian Nielsen – is back again with another event, this time to take place in Arena Randers in Randers, Denmark. In the main event, Enock Mwandila Poulsen (10-0, 4 KOs) will fight for European Boxing Unions vacant EU title against Michal Syrowatka (20-2, 7 KOs) in the super lightweight division.

Enock Poulsen, a fast-handed and technical savvy fighter, has repeatedly been pegged in the Danish media as the best Danish talent since Mikkel Kessler due to his impressive skills and speed. Continue reading “Poulsen-Syrowatka clash June 15 in Denmark”

Hall of Fame promoter Mogens Palle – working along with his daughter Bettina Palle and popular former Danish heavyweight fighter Brian Nielsen – is back again with another event, this…
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WBA, WBC support a Wilder-Ruiz showdown

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), took advantage of his visit to Mexico City to meet with his WBC counterpart Mauricio Sulaiman, with whom he discussed various topics of world sporting events and committed to work hand in hand for the good of pugilism.
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In the middle of the tribute to Andy Ruiz, who holds the WBA Super Championship and the IBF and WBO belts, both spoke about the possibility that the Mexican-American native will face American Deontay Wilder. They agreed that it is a fight that must be fought and that this will be the case when each one fulfills the immediate commitments that lie ahead. Continue reading “WBA, WBC support a Wilder-Ruiz showdown”

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), took advantage of his visit to Mexico City to meet with his WBC counterpart Mauricio Sulaiman, with whom he discussed…
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Weights from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

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Damian Rodriguez 150.25 vs Addir Sanchez 150
Franklin Ruiz 132.25 vs Ernesto Marin 134.25
Norlan Yera 132.5 vs Nelson Guillen 134.25
Yorbis Pacheco 146 vs Jorge Garcia 146.5
Hugo Vasquez 122 vs Juan Gonzalez 122

Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 8 pm
Venue: Bohios Alegres, Transistmica, Panama
Promoter: Master Promotions / Promociones Murillo
Tickets: $ 10
Facebook live: Peleando Panama

By Héctor Villarreal Damian Rodriguez 150.25 vs Addir Sanchez 150 Franklin Ruiz 132.25 vs Ernesto Marin 134.25 Norlan Yera 132.5 vs Nelson Guillen 134.25 Yorbis Pacheco 146 vs Jorge Garcia…
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Tyson Fury Las Vegas Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury put on a show Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas at the media workout to promote Saturday’s title defense against Tom Schwarz at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Tyson Fury: ”I box because I like to keep happy and it keeps me happy to fight. I plan to box until I can’t box anymore. I feel fantastic at the minute. Boxing keeps me really happy, and I’m very happy with where I am in my life at the minute. I want to box on. I don’t see myself retiring. I just turned 30 years old. I’ve got over 10 years left in this game, so you’ll have to keep seeing me for the next 10 years, I’m afraid. Keep entertaining, keep putting on great shows.”

Tom Schwarz: “I’m ready to shock the world. This is a great time in the heavyweight division, and I am happy to be part of it. On Saturday night, it’s my time. I am prepared…I have a surprise for Tyson Fury, and he will see what it is on Saturday night.” Continue reading “Tyson Fury Las Vegas Workout”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Undefeated former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury put on a show Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas at the media workout to promote Saturday’s title defense against Tom…
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Andy Ruiz honored in Mexico City

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WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) received a great reception from media and fans Tuesday afternoon at the facilities of TV Azteca south of Mexico City.
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“One thing, I wanted to shut the mouth of all those who said that fat guy is not going to do anything,” said Ruiz. “By the grace of God we achieved all our dreams. Many told me that I was not going to make it, that I would not be able to handle an opponent like him (Anthony Joshua), but I asked God to help me to do it and at that moment I grabbed my dreams. Continue reading “Andy Ruiz honored in Mexico City”

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) received a great reception from media and fans Tuesday afternoon at the facilities of TV…
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Shields fights to become three-division champion

Undisputed female middleweight world champion Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) will aim to make history by becoming the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world champion when she takes on former world champion Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs) on August 17 for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title at Dort Federal Event Center in Shields’ hometown of Flint, Mich. The vacant WBC women’s diamond super welterweight championship will also be on the line in Shields’ first professional fight in her hometown. Showtime will televise. The undercard for the telecast will be announced in the coming weeks.

Undisputed female middleweight world champion Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) will aim to make history by becoming the fastest fighter in boxing, male or female, to become a three-division world…
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Yafai-Jiminez bout officially announced

As reported by Fightnews.com®’s Robert Coster on May 21, it was officially announced today that WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (25-0 15 KOs) will defend his world title against mandatory challenger Norbelto  “Meneito” Jimenez (29-8-4 16 KOs) on the June 29 Andrade-Sulecki card at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Jiminez lost eight of his first eleven fights, but currently has a 30 fight unbeaten run. He will fight for the WBA belt for the second time having drawn against previous champion Kohei Kono back in 2014.

“It has been a long wait after fighting to a draw in Japan in my first world title opportunity. And now I just want to say that on June 29, the Dominican Republic will have a new world champion, and his name is Norbelto “Meneito” Jiménez,” said the 28-year-old Dominican.

As reported by Fightnews.com®’s Robert Coster on May 21, it was officially announced today that WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (25-0 15 KOs) will defend his world title against…
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Turchi headlines July 11 in Italy

Fast-rising cruiserweight star Fabio Turchi (17-0, 13 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC International title against Tommy McCarthy (14-2, 7 KOs) on July 11 at the Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli in Rome, Italy, live on DAZN.

In other action, former world title challenger Emanuele Blandamura (29-3, 5 KOs) takes on Marcus Morrison (20-3, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC International Silver middleweight crown and Serhiy ‘Sergio’ Demchenko (21-14-1, 14 KOs) clashes with Hakim Zoulikha (26-10, 11 KOs) for the vacant European Union light heavyweight title.

Fast-rising cruiserweight star Fabio Turchi (17-0, 13 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC International title against Tommy McCarthy (14-2, 7 KOs) on July 11 at the Stadio…
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Tyson Fury planning for epic fight

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) told reporters Monday that he’s going to put some serious hurt on Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“The only thing I know [about Schwarz] is I’m going to break his jaw and smack his ribs in. I’m gonna give him a black eye, a thick lip, and maybe he might lose a few teeth, who knows? …I’ll figure him out within the first five seconds of the fight, because that’s what I do.”

He added, “This is a massive attraction of a fight, the UK, Europe, America. This is going to be epic. This is going to be a boxing behemoth.” The bout can be seen on ESPN+.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) told reporters Monday that he’s going to put some serious hurt on Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday at the MGM…
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Gassiev makes heavyweight bow against Dawejko

Former cruiserweight king Murat Gassiev will make his long-awaited heavyweight debut against Joey Dawejko on July 29 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Gassiev has made the move up to join the big guns following an impressive run at cruiserweight where his reign as IBF champion began when he ripped the title from Denis Lebedev in December 2012 and then stopping Krzystof Wlodarczyk and WBA champion Yuniel Dorticos in thrilling fashion to reach the final of the World Boxing Super Series.

The former unified champion 25-year-old met Oleksandr Usyk in the finale to the WBSS in a blockbuster clash for the undisputed title in July where the Ukrainian traveled to Gassiev’s Moscow backyard and beat the hometown favorite. Continue reading “Gassiev makes heavyweight bow against Dawejko”

Former cruiserweight king Murat Gassiev will make his long-awaited heavyweight debut against Joey Dawejko on July 29 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US…
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Floyd Sr: Tabiti has great chance of winning WBSS

Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., a supporter and former trainer of Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 KOs), and head coach Otis Pimpleton are both confident of winning the WBSS semi-final against Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia, and the Cruiserweight Ali Trophy.

“Tabiti he has a great chance of winning the entire series,” said Mayweather Sr. “I’ve shown Tabiti all the skills and things he needs to win. I have worked to build him to the level he’s at right now. I think he’s bound to break records; he’s going to be a winner.” Continue reading “Floyd Sr: Tabiti has great chance of winning WBSS”

Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., a supporter and former trainer of Andrew Tabiti (17-0, 13 KOs), and head coach Otis Pimpleton are both confident of winning the WBSS semi-final against Yunier…
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