WBO ranks ex-champ Parker #5

By David Finger

The April WBO ratings recently came out and although there were no major unexpected changes, one thing was clear: Joseph Parker isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. After dropping his WBO belt to Anthony Joshua by way of 12-round decision boxing fans in New Zealand were undoubtedly happy to see their former champion only slip to #5 in the WBO ratings. Currently WBO #1 ranked Alex Povetkin looks set to fight Anthony Joshua in the coming month while WBO #2 ranked Dominic Breazeale has been named the mandatory for WBC champ Deontay Wilder. WBO #3 ranked Dillian Whyte expected to either fight Luis Ortiz in a WBC eliminator for Wilder’s second mandatory challenger or in the alternative Kubrat Pulev as a final eliminator for Anthony Joshua’s IBF belt on July 21. Although Team Parker undoubtedly is hoping to sit on the #1 ranking when the dust settles, they also have a serious rival in undefeated American Jarrell Miller, who sits on the #4 ranking in the WBO. Miller subsequently won a lopsided decision over French contender Johann Duhaupas on April 28, a fight that should move Big Baby’s stock up a few points with the Championship Committee come May. Continue reading “WBO ranks ex-champ Parker #5”

By David Finger The April WBO ratings recently came out and although there were no major unexpected changes, one thing was clear: Joseph Parker isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. After…
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Jacobs/Miller Photo Gallery

Photos: Emily Harney

Here are new photos from the big card last Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York, headlined by former middleweight world champion Daniel ‘The Miracle Man’ Jacobs, (33-2-0, 29 KOs) against Maciej Sulecki. See photos…

Photos: Emily Harney Here are new photos from the big card last Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York, headlined by former middleweight world champion Daniel ‘The Miracle Man’ Jacobs, (33-2-0,…
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Golovkin-Martirosyan Final Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

Undefeated world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and WBC #1 super welterweight contender Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) held the final press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Sheraton Gateway LAX in Los Angeles for their fight Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California live on HBO. With just three days to go before the fight, here is what the combatants and their camps had to say:

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: “This is not an easy fight. We have a big fight. Vanes is a good fighter. I promise we will put on a good show.”

Vanes Martirosyan: “This is my destiny fight. This is everything I have dreamed of. Triple G and I will put on a good fight. I can’t wait for Saturday. Don King thanks for believing in me. We’ve done all the talking, now we will do the fighting,”

Continue reading “Golovkin-Martirosyan Final Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla Video: Przemek Garczarczyk Undefeated world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and WBC #1 super welterweight contender Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) held…
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Loeffler, Sanchez talk GGG-Vanes

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Four times I thought a GGG fight on May 5 wouldn’t happen. Many sleepless nights. One time I just decided to go the movies, thinking that it’s over,” stated promoter Tom Loeffler.

GGG’s trainer Abel Sanchez added, “Last week we had a fight when a young man (Maciej Sulecki) gave Daniel Jacobs, the second or third best middleweight in the world, all he could handle. And Martirosyan, who was supposed to fight Sulecki, was the favorite in that bout. That tells me that we will have (a real fight) on Saturday.”

Both promoter and trainer spoke to Fightnews.com® about all the challenges of making the trials and tribulations of making the Cinco de Mayo showdown between WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-01, 33 KO) and Vanes Martirosyan (36-3, 21 KO) possible.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Four times I thought a GGG fight on May 5 wouldn’t happen. Many sleepless nights. One time I just decided to go the movies, thinking that it’s…
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Wanheng matches Floyd…for now

By Karl Freitag

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (50-0, 18 KOs) told the Bangkok Post that he’s happy to have matched Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 record and isn’t thinking about winning 51 straight fights, but plans to keep training hard for the next one. Leroy Estrada was the WBC’s mandatory challenger, so Wanheng will have a voluntary defense when he goes for the record.

Wanheng’s trainer Suparb Boonrod told the Post in an understatement, “He is 32 but still very strong and fit. He is very disciplined and is a hard-working man, so winning his 51st consecutive match is possible.”

As you may recall, Julio Cesar Chavez got to 87-0 at one point. So even if Wanheng smashes Floyd’s record, for it to stick he must retire undefeated/untied. If he gets a blemish on his ledger, Floyd gets the record back.

By Karl Freitag WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (50-0, 18 KOs) told the Bangkok Post that he’s happy to have matched Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 record and isn’t thinking about winning…
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Five Mexicans to fight in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

George Sarantopoulo’s Sparta Promotions hosted a final press conference at Giorgio’s Restaurant in Panama City to introduce the foreign boxers scheduled to fight on Friday night at Fantastic Casino Albrook Mall.

The Battle of the Nuñez boxing event headed by local Ricardo “El Matematico” Nuñez (29-6, 23 KOs) vs Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (6-0, 4 KOs) for the WBA Fedelatin bantamweight title, includes three regional championships, ten undefeated prospects, five World ranked fighters and, for the first time in Panama’s boxing history, five Mexicans on the same card. Continue reading “Five Mexicans to fight in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal George Sarantopoulo’s Sparta Promotions hosted a final press conference at Giorgio’s Restaurant in Panama City to introduce the foreign boxers scheduled to fight on Friday night at…
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Spence-Ocampo kickoff press conference

Welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. received a champions’ welcome in his hometown Wednesday at Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at a press conference to discuss his homecoming defense Saturday, June 16 live on Showtime against unbeaten Carlos Ocampo at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

Errol Spence Jr: ““My motto is ‘Man Down’ and I have to live up to it. I don’t go in looking for the knockout, but I let it happen naturally. I let it come to me and we’re definitely going to let it happen on fight night…I do believe I’m the best welterweight in boxing right now. I’ve been trying to prove it for a long time. I’m never looking past anyone, but I’d love to fight Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter and when he’s back, Keith Thurman. I’m ready to fight the best in the division and prove I reign supreme over all of them.”

Carlos Ocampo: “I have been the underdog before and I’m prepared to once again overcome that. I’m not worried about what anybody else thinks of me or this fight. My mind is only on winning and being prepared to do whatever I have to. He can talk about knocking me out all he wants but I’m here too and I’m ready to knock him out on June 16.”

Welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. received a champions’ welcome in his hometown Wednesday at Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at a press conference to discuss his homecoming defense Saturday, June…
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O’Quinn to fight first eight-rounder

Popular, undefeated Detroit bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn will continue his climb up the professional boxing ladder in his first eight-round fight, on Friday, June 22, at Detroit’s Masonic Temple.

O’Quinn (8-0-1, 5 KOs) will make his next ring appearance (against an opponent TBA as of now) on the non-televised undercard of the blockbuster “It’s Our Time to Shine” event featuring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and current Unified Women’s Super Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields attempting to become a two-division world champion against unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championships. Continue reading “O’Quinn to fight first eight-rounder”

Popular, undefeated Detroit bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn will continue his climb up the professional boxing ladder in his first eight-round fight, on Friday, June 22, at Detroit’s Masonic…
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Wanheng joins Mayweather in the 50-0 club

Photos: Sumio Yamada

GIANT PHOTO GALLERY ADDED

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin matched Floyd Mayweather’s perfect career record of 50-0 today in an outdoor arena in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima. Wanheng (50-0, 18 KOs) successfully defended his WBC green belt with a fifth round KO over Leroy Estrada (16-3, 6 KOs). Wanheng dropped Estrada twice in round three, twice more in round four, and again in round five. Referee Jay Nady finally waved it off after the fifth knockdown.

At just 32, Wanheng may extend the record for a while. It was his ninth defense. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman made the journey to Thailand to view the historic bout and presented Wanheng with a green wrist belt. Continue reading “Wanheng joins Mayweather in the 50-0 club”

Photos: Sumio Yamada GIANT PHOTO GALLERY ADDED WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin matched Floyd Mayweather’s perfect career record of 50-0 today in an outdoor arena in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima. Wanheng…
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Dogboe looking forward to unifying the titles

By David Finger

For American boxing fans, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe’s eleventh round TKO over undefeated WBO Junior Featherweight champion Jessie Magdaleno on April 28th was nothing short of a bolt of lightning that landed right in the middle of the sport of boxing. Suddenly there wasn’t just a new world champion at 122-pounds…there was a new superstar in waiting. Coming off the deck in the opening round, Dogboe would rally to drop the champion in round five before unleashing a body attack that brought back memories of Mike McCallum. For the next six rounds, Dogboe pounded the body of the champion before dropping him two more times in round eleven, prompting the stoppage.

Photo: David Finger

Dogboe, who promised to become Africa’s first PPV star, not only won the title but he turned heads and made an unmistakable statement to fans and insiders alike. There was a new sheriff in town at 122-pounds…and he was looking to clean house. Continue reading “Dogboe looking forward to unifying the titles”

By David Finger For American boxing fans, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe’s eleventh round TKO over undefeated WBO Junior Featherweight champion Jessie Magdaleno on April 28th was nothing short of a…
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Vendetti annihilates Duarte in First Round

By Matt Thompson at ringside

New England jr middleweight champion Greg “The Villain” Vendetti took care of business in a decisive manner in the headliner of the Murphys Boxing card in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday at the Plainridge Racetrack and Casino in Plainville, MA, as he scored a first round destruction of Brazilian veteran Alex Sandro Duarte. Continue reading “Vendetti annihilates Duarte in First Round”

By Matt Thompson at ringside New England jr middleweight champion Greg “The Villain” Vendetti took care of business in a decisive manner in the headliner of the Murphys Boxing card…
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Zurdo Ramirez to defend against A. Angulo

The Sooner State will welcome a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, June 30 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title against hard-hitting Colombian Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs), while local contender Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) continues his march to a 140-pound title shot against Lenny Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) in a 10-round special attraction. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The Sooner State will welcome a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, June 30 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez…
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Sanchez: Vanes will never be the same after GGG

Gennady Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez has issued a warning about this Saturday’s clash between GGG and Vanes Martirosyan. “He (Vanes) will never be the same after this fight,” said Sanchez. “None of the fighters that Gennady has fought were ever the same. Jacobs looked terrible in his last fight. Why? Because he went twelve rounds with Golovkin…it’s not only Jacobs. If you go back to Lemieux, to Stevens, to Wade, to Willie Monroe, they are never the same. Murray also. They are never the same after they go rounds with Gennady. Jacobs was supposed to demolish Arias and he had a difficult time with him, which was his first fight after Gennady and now the fight with Sulecki he looked terrible. He gets hit with everything in the book and the reason being, in my opinion, is once you go twelve rounds with Golovkin you are never going to be the same.”

Gennady Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez has issued a warning about this Saturday’s clash between GGG and Vanes Martirosyan. “He (Vanes) will never be the same after this fight,” said Sanchez.…
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Wanheng looks to match Mayweather tonight

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin is on the verge of tying Floyd Mayweather’s perfect career record of 50-0 today in an outdoor arena in Nakhon Ratchasima. Wanheng (49-0, 17 KOs) defends his WBC green belt against Leroy Estrada (16-2, 6 KOs). WBC President Mauicio Sulaiman has made the journey to Thailand to view the historic bout, and has a special belt to present to Wanheng, should he emerge from the ring victorious as expected.

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin is on the verge of tying Floyd Mayweather’s perfect career record of 50-0 today in an outdoor arena in Nakhon Ratchasima. Wanheng (49-0, 17 KOs)…
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Wanheng-Estrada make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada


Wanheng Menayothin 105 vs. Leroy Estrada 105
(WBC minimumweight title)

Venue: Nakhon Ratchasima
Promoter: Petpiya Fight
TV: Channel 7 (Thailand)

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Wanheng Menayothin 105 vs. Leroy Estrada 105 (WBC minimumweight title) Venue: Nakhon Ratchasima Promoter: Petpiya Fight TV: Channel 7 (Thailand)

Donna Duva-Brooks back in boxing

New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee Donna Duva-Brooks, daughter of International Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, returns to the fight scene as Lead Event Coordinator for New Jersey-based promotion company Rising Star Promotions run by WBO #13 welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (25-2-1 9 KOs).

Beginning in the late 1980s, Donna has been involved in all areas of boxing, from the club level to televised and world championship boxing promotions when Main Events started with Donna’s late brother Dan Duva. During Duva-Brooks time at Main Events, the company promoted such notable champions as Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Arturo Gatti, Vinny Pazienza and Mark Breland to name a few. Continue reading “Donna Duva-Brooks back in boxing”

New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee Donna Duva-Brooks, daughter of International Boxing Hall of Famer Lou Duva, returns to the fight scene as Lead Event Coordinator for New Jersey-based promotion…
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R.I.P. Maria Canizares (IBO)

Sad to report that lBO Secretary Maria Canizares passed away from a heart attack a few days ago. Maria served as assistant to International Boxing Organization President Ed Levine and took care of IBO details for many years. Services are this evening, May 1st at Caballero Rivero Hialeah 373 W. 9 Street Hialeah, FL (305-888-6792).

Sad to report that lBO Secretary Maria Canizares passed away from a heart attack a few days ago. Maria served as assistant to International Boxing Organization President Ed Levine and…
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Rodriguez poised to claim vacant IBF belt

Bantamweight contender Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez and his team have landed safely and ready to face former world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler for the vacant IBF World Championship this Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Rodriguez (17-0, 12 KOs), of Puerto Rico, and Butler (26-1, 14 KOs), 29, of England, will meet in a 12-round supporting bout to the all-British rematch between former World Heavyweight Champions Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) and David Haye (28-3, 26 KOs). Continue reading “Rodriguez poised to claim vacant IBF belt”

Bantamweight contender Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez and his team have landed safely and ready to face former world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler for the vacant IBF World Championship this…
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Golovkin: My focus is Vanes

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated undisputed middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), of Karaganda, Kazakhstan returns to the ring this Saturday night as he takes on Armenia’s Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) of Glendale, California at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/GGG Promotions

“I’m happy for my next fight. It’s a good fight, not an easy fight. This is boxing nobody knows, one punch can change the fight,” Gennady Golovkin told Fightnews.com®. “I wanted this fight. I believe in my style, power, I believe I will win.” Continue reading “Golovkin: My focus is Vanes”

By Miguel Maravilla Undefeated undisputed middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), of Karaganda, Kazakhstan returns to the ring this Saturday night as he takes on Armenia’s Vanes “The…
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Vanes: It will be intense

By Miguel Maravilla

Glendale’s Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) by way of Armenia will have the biggest fight of his career when he takes on undefeated undisputed middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), of Karaganda, Kazakhstan this Saturday at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/GGG Promotions

Here’s what Vanes had to say about his shot at GGG.

“I’m happy to get this opportunity. I will make the most of it and leave it all in the ring. I will show my Armenian Power,” Martirosyan told Fightnews.com®. “You’re all thinking he’s fighting a giant but that’s what I want. I plan on going at him the way he comes at people. He will come at me and I will come at him!” Continue reading “Vanes: It will be intense”

By Miguel Maravilla Glendale’s Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) by way of Armenia will have the biggest fight of his career when he takes on undefeated undisputed middleweight…
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Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels trailer

Once again, the City of Detroit will host one of the biggest fights in woman’s boxing history. Champion vs. Champion. WBC and IBF super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields fights WBA and WBO junior middleweight champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA middleweight title. This historic battle airs live on Showtime and takes place at Masonic Temple. Tickets start at $35.

Once again, the City of Detroit will host one of the biggest fights in woman’s boxing history. Champion vs. Champion. WBC and IBF super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields fights…
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Acosta to defend against Buitrago

Miguel Cotto Promotions hosted a press conference earlier today to announce World Boxing Organization Light Flyweight World Champion Tito Acosta (17-1, 17 KOs) will make his first title defense at home on June 16 against WBO #12 Nicaraguan challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (30-3-1, 17 KOs) in the “La Batalla” 12-round main event, airing on pay-per-view, live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

Integrated Sports Media will distribute the La Batalla: Acosta vs. Buitrago card in the United States on cable, satellite and digital pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of $34.95.

Miguel Cotto Promotions hosted a press conference earlier today to announce World Boxing Organization Light Flyweight World Champion Tito Acosta (17-1, 17 KOs) will make his first title defense at…
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Pacquiao Opens Training Camp

An inspired Manny Pacquiao started training in hopes of winning an unprecedented 11th world title against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Wild Card gym in General Santos City, Philippines. After building enough stamina from his cardio workouts earlier in the week, Pacquiao reunited with long-time friends and trainers Buboy Fernandez and Raides “Nonoy” Neri and started slow, doing his regular gym drills and plotting pre-fight strategies.

Photo: Aquiles Zonio/MP Promotions

The Pacquiao Vs Matthysse fight dubbed “Fight of Champions,” is two and a half months away and is set at the glitzy Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 14, US time. “I am excited to return to the ring once again and face a dangerous champion in a difficult and challenging fight,” said Pacquiao, the only eight-weight division champion in boxing. Continue reading “Pacquiao Opens Training Camp”

An inspired Manny Pacquiao started training in hopes of winning an unprecedented 11th world title against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Wild Card gym in General…
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Spence-Ocampo venue announced

Undefeated welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will defend his IBF world title in a Dallas homecoming Saturday, June 16 live on SHOWTIME at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco against unbeaten mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo. It will be the first boxing event inside Ford Center and Spence’s first hometown fight as world champion. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Man Down Promotions, go on sale Friday.

Errol Spence: “I believe that I’m the number one fighter in the welterweight division and I’ll step into the ring on June 16 with that feeling. I’m going to draw from the energy of my fans. I’ve studied some of Ocampo and I can tell he likes to box but he’s willing to get into a fight. I know how he feels going into someone else’s hometown for his first shot at the title. This is his big opportunity and it’s going to make this a great event.”

Carlos Ocampo: “I’m training very hard for my fight against Errol Spence Jr. This is the opportunity that I’ve worked my whole life to get and I’m coming to take Spence’s belt on June 16. I will give the fans a very exciting fight and show once again what Mexican fighters are made of.”

Undefeated welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will defend his IBF world title in a Dallas homecoming Saturday, June 16 live on SHOWTIME at Ford Center at The Star…
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New foe for Sadam Ali: Jaime Munguia

WBO junior middleweight champion Sadam Ali will now defend his title on May 12 against Jaime Munguia, who will be stepping in for Liam Smith, who pulled out due to illness. The WBO #4, WBC #7 Munguia (28-0, 24 KOs) was actually under strong consideration to replace Canelo Alvarez against Gennady Golovkin, but instead he lands a title shot in his own division. The bout will be televised by HBO and take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

WBO junior middleweight champion Sadam Ali will now defend his title on May 12 against Jaime Munguia, who will be stepping in for Liam Smith, who pulled out due to…
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