DeLuca ready to step up against Brook

Massachusetts welterweight Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs) says his clash with former IBF world champion Kell Brook at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on Saturday is “make or break” as he looks to cause an upset in the toughest fight of his career, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
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“This is the pinnacle of my career at this point, fighting a former world champion,” said DeLuca. “Kell Brook fought two of boxing’s biggest boogeymen at the time in Errol Spence and Gennadiy Golovkin, he shook up their world. I have admiration and respect for Kell as a champion but in order for me to get to where he has been, I have to beat him in Sheffield. Continue reading “DeLuca ready to step up against Brook”

Massachusetts welterweight Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs) says his clash with former IBF world champion Kell Brook at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield on Saturday is “make or break” as…
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Rosario is WBA Fighter of the Month

Rosario WbaDominican Jeison Rosario was named Boxer of the Month by the World Boxing Association (WBA) in January, while Uzbekistan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev won the honorary mention, thanks to both fighters’ victories.

The monthly rankings of the pioneer boxing organization have already been published, and with them the awards of the period. Rosario takes the highest honors thanks to his excellent victory on January 18 against American Julian Williams. The Quisqueyan broke all predictions with a brilliant performance that defined the American by technical knockout in the fifth round. Now, Rosario appears in the discussion to face the super welterweight best fighters to defend his Super Championship. Continue reading “Rosario is WBA Fighter of the Month”

Dominican Jeison Rosario was named Boxer of the Month by the World Boxing Association (WBA) in January, while Uzbekistan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev won the honorary mention, thanks to both fighters’ victories.…
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Future WBA Champions Camp in full swing

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The first training sessions of the “Future WBA Champions” Camp started on Saturday in Medellin, Colombia. The facilities of the MMA Colombia gym were used for the technical/tactical work of Argentina, Venezuela, Panama and Colombia, whose groups completed two-hour shifts.

The top athletes preparing for their Tokyo 2020 qualifiers began their exchanges with various bag jobs, shadow exercises, among other workouts. Continue reading “Future WBA Champions Camp in full swing”

The first training sessions of the “Future WBA Champions” Camp started on Saturday in Medellin, Colombia. The facilities of the MMA Colombia gym were used for the technical/tactical work of…
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Horn-Tszyu clash agreed to for April

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu have agreed to meet in April at a venue yet to be decided with Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Townsville all under consideration.

”I have a lot of respect for Tim Tszyu, and what his dad did in the past,” Horn told the Main Event boxing podcast. “But it definitely comes down to business and I’m in there to beat Tim Tszyu.”

“It’s my opportunity,” said Tszyu. “It’s the best position that I want to be at, and I know this [fight] is the one. This is what I was born for. I’ve been fighting my whole life for this particular moment.” Continue reading “Horn-Tszyu clash agreed to for April”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu have agreed to meet in April at a venue yet…
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Taduran retains IBF title with draw vs Valladares

IBF minimumweight world champion Pedro Taduran (14-2-1, 11 KOs) of the Philippines retained his title with a four-round technical draw against Daniel Valladares (22-1-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico. The bout took place at the Jardin Cerveza Expo, Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico.

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It was a rough start for Valladares, who was cut deeply over his right eye after an accidental head clash in round one. It was fireworks from the opening bell as they exchanged heavy leather with each landing their fair share of punches. At the end of round four, the ring doctor advised the referee that Valladares could not continue due to the severity of the cut. The official scorecards read 39-37 Valladares and even at 38-38 twice.

IBF minimumweight world champion Pedro Taduran (14-2-1, 11 KOs) of the Philippines retained his title with a four-round technical draw against Daniel Valladares (22-1-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico. The bout…
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Trout dominates in welterweight debut

By David Finger at ringside

Boxing fans have known for some time that Austin “No Doubt” Trout is an elite junior middleweight. But at 34-years-old and having lost his last bid for a world title back in 2018 there were questions as to where he could go from there. Well, he had an answer to that question: welterweight.

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And on Saturday night at the Inn at the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico, Austin Trout dipped his toe into the welterweight pool as he easily dispatched 34-year old Mexican brawler Rosbel Montoya in two lopsided rounds. Continue reading “Trout dominates in welterweight debut”

By David Finger at ringside Boxing fans have known for some time that Austin “No Doubt” Trout is an elite junior middleweight. But at 34-years-old and having lost his last…
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WBA #1 welter Ugas dominates Dallas

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WBA #1, WBC #3 welterweight Yordenis Ugas (25-4, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided seventh round stoppage against overmatched Mike Dallas Jr. (23-3-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Ugas’ sharp defense allowed him to limit Dallas Jr. to an average of just seven landed punches per round. Ugas was also impressive on offense, connecting on 52 percent of his power punches (106/203). The end came at the 3:00 mark of the seventh round when Dallas Jr.’s corner made the decision to stop the fight.
“I’m not overly excited about my performance, but the most important thing was to get the victory and take a step closer to getting the title shot,” said Ugas.

Continue reading “WBA #1 welter Ugas dominates Dallas”

Photos: Scott Foster WBA #1, WBC #3 welterweight Yordenis Ugas (25-4, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided seventh round stoppage against overmatched Mike Dallas Jr. (23-3-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night…
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James Kirkland headlines March 14 on FS1

Just announced. Comebacking middleweight KO artist James “The Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (34-2, 30 KOs) versus Marcos Hernandez (14-3-1, 3 KOs) on March 14 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. FS1 will televise. The 35-year-old Kirkland is 2-0 with 2 KOs against unheralded opponents since resuming his career after a four-year layoff.

The card also features unbeaten 2016 Olympian welterweight Eimantas Stanionis(10-0, 7 KOs) taking on Justin DeLoach (18-4, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event.

Just announced. Comebacking middleweight KO artist James “The Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (34-2, 30 KOs) versus Marcos Hernandez (14-3-1, 3 KOs) on March 14 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill,…
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Duno returns on Feb 29

Lightweight “Ruthless” Romero Duno (21-2, 16 KOs) will back in action on February 29 as he takes on a yet to be announced opponent. The event will be held at the Lagao Gymnasium in General Santos City, Philippines. Duno is coming back from a stunning first round stoppage loss against Ryan “Kingry” Garcia. Continue reading “Duno returns on Feb 29”

Lightweight “Ruthless” Romero Duno (21-2, 16 KOs) will back in action on February 29 as he takes on a yet to be announced opponent. The event will be held at…
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Olympian Joyce TKOs ex-champ Haskins

2016 Olympian Davey Oliver Joyce (12-1, 8 KOs) bounced back from his first career defeat with a fifth round TKO against former IBF bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins (36-5, 14 KOs) to claim the WBO European junior featherweight title on Saturday at Belfast’s historic Ulster Hall. In round five, Haskins twisted a knee and went down on his own. He got up limping and Joyce pounced prompting referee Howard Foster to wave it off soon after. Time was 2:54.

Joyce moved down from featherweight for this fight after losing to Leigh Wood in the “Golden Contract” tourney.

The 37-year-old Haskins announced his retirement after the bout. Continue reading “Olympian Joyce TKOs ex-champ Haskins”

2016 Olympian Davey Oliver Joyce (12-1, 8 KOs) bounced back from his first career defeat with a fifth round TKO against former IBF bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins (36-5, 14…
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Tokyo Court orders JBC to compensate Kamedas

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

The Tokyo District Court on Friday ordered the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) to compensate the Kameda family’s financial damage with the JBC’s denial of licensing the owner and manager of the Kameda Gym in 2014 that caused the three brothers to be unable to fight under Kameda Promotions in Japan to produce their then expectable income.

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Koki Kameda (L) and his attorney Kitamura

The court order amounts to 45,500,000 Japanese Yen (some $414,000 USD) in total despite the Kameda family’s claim of 6 million USD. The compensation consists of as follows: Koki Kameda 12,000,000 Yen, Daiki 7,500,000 Yen, Tomoki 11,000,000 Yen and Kameda Promotions 15,000,000 Yen. That’s a terrible shockwave to the Japanese boxing fraternity.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat The Tokyo District Court on Friday ordered the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) to compensate the Kameda family’s financial damage with the JBC’s denial…
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Santiago defeats Vazquez for WBO Latino title

Junior flyweight Rene Santiago (8-2, 6 KOs) won the WBO Latino title when he beat Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (10-4-2, 7 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

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The judges scored it 99-90, 99-90 and 97-92. Santiago, who dominated with his movement and counter punches, sent Vazquez to the canvas in round two with a left uppercut.

Vazquez is the son of former three-division world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Sr., and brother of former WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Continue reading “Santiago defeats Vazquez for WBO Latino title”

Junior flyweight Rene Santiago (8-2, 6 KOs) won the WBO Latino title when he beat Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (10-4-2, 7 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision on Friday night…
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Villa dominates Collado to remain unbeaten

Undefeated featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (18-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Alexei Collado (26-2, 22 KOs) on Friday night at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Villa outworked Collado the whole way en route to a 99-91, 98-92, 98-92 verdict. Villa retained his WBO international belt. Continue reading “Villa dominates Collado to remain unbeaten”

Undefeated featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (18-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Alexei Collado (26-2, 22 KOs) on Friday night at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana.…
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Padilla stops Suarez in Bensalem, PA

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

In the main event at the Parx Casino’s Xcite Center in Bensalem, PA, lightweight Victor Padilla, Berlin, NJ, 8-0, 7 KOs, quickly stopped Israel Suarez, Luquillo, PR, 4-8-3, 1 KO, at 2:46 of the first round. Southpaw Padilla cracked Suarez with a hard left that put him down along the ropes. When the fight resumed, Padilla chased down Suarez and landed another booming left which printed referee Gary Rosato to stop it. Continue reading “Padilla stops Suarez in Bensalem, PA”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com In the main event at the Parx Casino’s Xcite Center in Bensalem, PA, lightweight Victor Padilla, Berlin, NJ, 8-0, 7 KOs, quickly stopped Israel Suarez,…
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Intermediate Categories

By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President

The scale has been a boxer’s worst enemy. Physical and psychological fatigue is tremendous, even inhuman, during the process to try to lose weight to be within the limit for a fight. This is where the risk of a serious injury increases exponentially. Dehydration is linked to the tragic ring accident formula: Dehydration + fatigue + solid punch = brain injury.

The World Boxing Council has implemented many specific rules and measures to address this sensitive issue. On this occasion, we will talk about the intermediate divisions.

Boxing originally recognized eight traditional divisions: Heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, featherweight, bantamweight and flyweight.

The creation of intermediate divisions managed to reduce the inhuman sacrifices that the fighters had to make to stay at the same weight or the marked disadvantages that they had when they had to climb to the next one. Continue reading “Intermediate Categories”

By Mauricio Sulaiman Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President The scale has been a boxer’s worst enemy. Physical and psychological fatigue is tremendous, even inhuman, during the process to…
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Weights from Mescalero, New Mexico

Austin “No Doubt” Trout 149.1 vs. Rosbel Montoya 153.6
Alonzo Butler 295.6 vs. Jesus Albert Martinez 292.4
Abel Mendoza 129.7 vs. Juan Carlos Guillen 127.4
Brandon White 112.2 vs. Mario Chavez Tovar 116.6
Robert Garcia 151 vs. Rey Trujillo 155.3
Rene Palacios 122.2 vs. Manuel Rubalcaba ??
Wanya Reid 167.0 vs. Shawn Hamilton 155.2
Jack Story 208.9 vs. Omar Acosta ??

Venue: Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, New Mexico
Promoter: Tapia Promotions
TV: Impact Network

Austin “No Doubt” Trout 149.1 vs. Rosbel Montoya 153.6 Alonzo Butler 295.6 vs. Jesus Albert Martinez 292.4 Abel Mendoza 129.7 vs. Juan Carlos Guillen 127.4 Brandon White 112.2 vs. Mario…
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Taduran, Valladares make weight

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Pedro Taduran 104.6 vs. Daniel Valladares 103.8
(IBF minimumweight title)

Mauricio Lara 129.4 vs. Alejandro Palmero 127
Isabel Millán 113 vs. Luz Elena Aguilar 111.5
Moisés Calleros 109 vs. Javier Clemente 113
Alejandro Espinoza 115 vs. César Morales 114

Venue: Jardín Cerveza Expo, Guadalupe, NL, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Pedro Taduran 104.6 vs. Daniel Valladares 103.8 (IBF minimumweight title) Mauricio Lara 129.4 vs. Alejandro Palmero 127 Isabel Millán 113 vs. Luz Elena Aguilar 111.5 Moisés Calleros 109 vs. Javier…
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FS1 Weights from Biloxi, Mississippi

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Yordenis Ugas 146.4 vs. Mike Dallas Jr 147
Michel Rivera 134.4 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 134.4
Omar Juarez 141 vs. Angel Martinez 139
Raymond Guajardo 159.4 vs. Clay Collard 159
Jesus Alejandro Ramos 146.6 vs. Ramal Amanov 146.8
Deon Nicholson 190.6 vs. Earl Newman 199.6
Burley Brooks 170.4 vs. Melvin Russell 164.6
Michael Coffie 271 vs. Carlos Sandoval 256
Amon Rashidi 146.8 vs. Rynell Griffin 147
Fernando Garcia 122.2 vs. Angel Carvajal 121.2

Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1

Yordenis Ugas 146.4 vs. Mike Dallas Jr 147 Michel Rivera 134.4 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 134.4 Omar Juarez 141 vs. Angel Martinez 139 Raymond Guajardo 159.4 vs. Clay Collard 159…
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Makabu beats Cieslak for WBC cruiser title

In a clash for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title, Junior Ilunga Makabu (27-2, 24 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Michal Cieslak (19-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night inside a temporary arena built for the event in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Makabu dropped Cieslak in round four. Cieslak was credited with a knockdown when Makabu’s glove touched down in round five. Competitive fight with Makabu taking over down the stretch. Scores were 114-112, 115-111, 116-111.

In a clash for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title, Junior Ilunga Makabu (27-2, 24 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Michal Cieslak (19-1, 13 KOs) on…
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Monster Inoue to collide with Casimero in Las Vegas

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Ultimate WBSS tournament winner, unbeaten WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya “The Monster” Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs), Japan, participated in a press conference today (Friday) in Tokyo to publicly announce his next defense with WBO titleholder John Riel Casimero (29-4, 20 KOs), Philippines, in a unification bout in Las Vegas on April 25.

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Naoya, accompanied by his manager/promoter Hideyuki Ohashi (former WBC/WBA 105-pound champ) and his trainer/father Shingo, jubilantly said, “I’m happy to be able to engage in a unification bout with Casimero with our three world belts on the line. This will be the first for a Japanese boxer to win three world belts if victorious. I plan to enter the US three weeks before to be in tip-top shape on the fight day.” Continue reading “Monster Inoue to collide with Casimero in Las Vegas”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Ultimate WBSS tournament winner, unbeaten WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya “The Monster” Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs), Japan, participated in a press conference today (Friday)…
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Jojo Diaz gets over the hump on third try

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In his third chance for a world title, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) defeated Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision to capture the IBF junior lightweight world title on Thursday night in Miami.

“In my previous opportunities, I needed to learn and deal with the adversity that I had been put through,” said Diaz Jr. “I wanted to be an influence and a person who shows everybody that as long as you believe in yourself, you can overcome everything, any adversity. Despite everything, I was disciplined and focused, and I got the win this time. Tevin Farmer is a hell of a fighter. No matter what you say about him. He’s been through everything. I respect him, and I thank him for giving me the opportunity.”

Farmer has a rematch clause, so Diaz-Farmer II is in the future.

Diaz previously came up short against WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., then missed weight for a shot at the WBA feather belt against Jesus Rojas.

In his third chance for a world title, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) defeated Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision to capture the IBF junior lightweight…
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Full Report from Toppenish, Washington

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net

Claiming the vacant NABF super flyweight title, undefeated Filipino Jade Bornea (15-0, 10 KOs) took a split decision win over Dallas’ Ernesto Delgadillo (11-1-2, 2 KOs) on Thursday night at Legends Casino in Toppenish, Washington. The fight was a close one, with Delgadillo building up a slight edge in the first few rounds and scoring a knockdown in round six, but Bornea came on later in the fight, landing the heavier shots to pull away with the win. Continue reading “Full Report from Toppenish, Washington”

By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net Claiming the vacant NABF super flyweight title, undefeated Filipino Jade Bornea (15-0, 10 KOs) took a split decision win over Dallas’ Ernesto Delgadillo…
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WBO champ Andrade TKOs Keeler in nine

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) scored a convincing ninth round TKO over unheralded Luke Keeler (17-3-1, 5 KOs) on Thursday night at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, Florida.

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Andrade dropped Keeler in the first 10 seconds, but Keeler got out of the round. 70:1 favorite Andrade floored Keeler again in the second round, then continued to dominate Keeler until referee Telis Assimenios finally waved it off at 2:59 of round nine.

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) scored a convincing ninth round TKO over unheralded Luke Keeler (17-3-1, 5 KOs) on Thursday night at Meridian at Island…
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Diaz defeats Farmer, seizes IBF 130lb title

Super featherweight JoJo Diaz (31-1, 15 KOs) scored a won a twelve round unanimous decision over reigning IBF champion Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, Florida.

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Diaz suffered a bad cut over his left eye from an unintentional headbutt in round two, but he pressed the action and landed more punches to win 116-112, 115-113, 115-113.

Super featherweight JoJo Diaz (31-1, 15 KOs) scored a won a twelve round unanimous decision over reigning IBF champion Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at Meridian at…
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Bornea beats Delgadillo for NABF superfly title

By Ricardo Ibarra

Claiming the vacant NABF super flyweight title, undefeated Filipino Jade Bornea (15-0, 10 KOs) took a split decision win over Dallas’ Ernesto Delgadillo (11-1-2, 2 KOs) on Thursday night at Legends Casino in Toppenish, Washington. The fight was a close one, with Delgadillo boxing early on and building up a slight edge in the first few rounds and Bornea coming on later in the fight with the heavier shots. The judges scored the bout 96-93 twice for Bornea and 96-93 for Delgadillo. The bout was the main event of RJJ Boxing’s first UFC Fight Pass live stream of the year.

Undefeated Irish middleweight Connor Coyle (12-0, 5 KOs) scored a quick first round win over Mexico’s Miguel Dumas (12-3, 8 KOs). Coyle worked well behind his jab in the fight’s opening round, stalking forward and connecting with solid follow up right hands. Late in the round a one-two from Coyle seemed to catch Dumas on the arm, drawing a grimace. In between rounds, on advice of the ringside physician, referee Joel Scobie called it, giving Coyle the TKO victory. After the fight, Dumas stated he had injured his shoulder.

Full report to follow.

By Ricardo Ibarra Claiming the vacant NABF super flyweight title, undefeated Filipino Jade Bornea (15-0, 10 KOs) took a split decision win over Dallas’ Ernesto Delgadillo (11-1-2, 2 KOs) on…
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