Covid: Kingry-Campbell postponed

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that the much anticipated December 5 lightweight showdown between Ryan “Kingry” Garcia and Luke Campbell has been postponed after Campbell tested positive test for COVID-19. The new date will be announced shortly.

Campbell’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed it on social media. “Unfortunately Luke Campbell tested positive for Covid 19. He has completed isolation and resumes training shortly but will not be fit for December 5. We are working on a new date with Golden Boy DAZN and only anticipate a very short delay to this great fight.” Continue reading “Covid: Kingry-Campbell postponed”

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that the much anticipated December 5 lightweight showdown between Ryan “Kingry” Garcia and Luke Campbell has been postponed after Campbell tested positive test for COVID-19.…
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A New Weight Division: Bridgerweight

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán -President of the WBC

Modern boxing was born in England and for more than a century didn’t have any rules nor weight categories. After some rules were established, boxing continued and eventually, the National Sporting Club created the 8 original divisions to group into categories by weight in search for similar competition level between the contenders, these being the following:

Division / Pounds
Fly 112
Bantam 118
Feather 126
Light 135
Welter 147
Middle 160
Lt.Heavy 175
Heavy 176 to infinity

The New York Boxing Commission implemented three more divisions in 1909: Super bantamweight 122, Super Feather 130 and Super Light 140. Continue reading “A New Weight Division: Bridgerweight”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán -President of the WBC Modern boxing was born in England and for more than a century didn’t have any rules nor weight categories.…
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ESPN+ Weights from England

Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs. Macaulay McGowan
Photo: MTK Global

Tursynbay Kulakhmet 153.6 vs. Macaulay McGowan 153.3
(WBC International super welterweight title)

Jack Rafferty 150.2 vs. Tom Hill 150.1
Paddy Donovan 146.5 vs. Jumanne Camero 146.2
Lewie Edmondson 173.4 vs. Scott Williams 171.1
Inder Bassi 156.1 vs. Jack Martin 155.5
Danny Murrell 152 vs. Dale Arrowsmith 153.5

Venue: Production Park Studios, Wakefield, UK
Promoter: MTK Global
TV: ESPN+

Following the COVID-19 testing, there was a positive test for Hassan Azim’s trainer, meaning Wednesday’s fight between Hassan Azim and MJ Hall had to be called off.

Tursynbay Kulakhmet 153.6 vs. Macaulay McGowan 153.3 (WBC International super welterweight title) Jack Rafferty 150.2 vs. Tom Hill 150.1 Paddy Donovan 146.5 vs. Jumanne Camero 146.2 Lewie Edmondson 173.4 vs.…
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Franco: I’m better and that’s just a fact

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

By Jeff Zimmerman

The resume for WBA super flyweight champ Joshua “El Profesor” Franco (17-1-2, 8 KOs) looks like a throwback to the 40’s and 50’s when Sugar Ray Robinson fought Jake LaMotta 6 times and twice in a 3-week span. Although the comparison may be a bit of an exaggeration, when Franco meets Australian’s Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KOs) in their rematch this Saturday back at The Bubble at MGM in Las Vegas from their spirited first fight back in June where Franco won a convincing twelve round decision, Franco will have faced the same two fighters in five of his last six fights.

He fought three straight wars with Oscar Negrete that produced two draws and a win, followed up with a TKO victory against Jose Burgos sandwiched in between back in January in his hometown of San Antonio, before capturing the belt from Moloney in the summer. Continue reading “Franco: I’m better and that’s just a fact”

By Jeff Zimmerman The resume for WBA super flyweight champ Joshua “El Profesor” Franco (17-1-2, 8 KOs) looks like a throwback to the 40’s and 50’s when Sugar Ray Robinson…
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Shot of the Day

Congratulations to the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

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Congratulations to the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

Tyson Fury: Wilder has lost his marbles

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has commented on recent statements by former WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who he TKO’d in February at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“I think he has lost his marbles,” Fury told Talk Sport. “First of all it was the suit, then it was the bicep injury, then his trainer was on our team, then the referee was against him, then I had weights in my gloves, now someone spiked his water…it’s one of those things, eh?

“I’m not going to wait around forever.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has commented on recent statements by former WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who he TKO’d in February at the…
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Ioka to defend WBO 115lb belt against #1 Tanaka

By Joe Koizumi

Japan’s sole four-division champ, WBO 115-pound ruler Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14 KOs), 31, will put his belt on the line against unbeaten #1 compatriot Kosei Tanaka (15-0, 9 KOs), three-class titlist, 25, on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan. The defending champ Ioka today (Monday) made an online press conference, saying, “I’ll show the difference of technical level to Tanaka.” It must be a very sensational encounter of our annual year-end boxing shows.

Kazuto Ioka
Photo: Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi Japan’s sole four-division champ, WBO 115-pound ruler Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14 KOs), 31, will put his belt on the line against unbeaten #1 compatriot Kosei Tanaka (15-0,…
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Haney targets Teofimo: I want all the belts

WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (25-0, 14 KOs) commented on his performance Saturday against Yuriorkis Gamboa at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida.

“I’m pleased with the performance because I didn’t take any punishment,” said Haney. “I came out of there looking like I did when I went in, I was ready to fight again if I had to…I knew that he would go into survival mode and he was successful with that, he was in there trying to survive as much as he did. I pitched a shut-out and I didn’t get hit with any big shots, it is what it is. Continue reading “Haney targets Teofimo: I want all the belts”

WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (25-0, 14 KOs) commented on his performance Saturday against Yuriorkis Gamboa at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida. “I’m…
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See the full Terence Crawford ESPN Special

In anticipation of Saturday’s showdown between WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and former welterweight champion Kell Brook, ESPN presented an in-depth interview with Crawford leading up to his return to the ring.

During the interview, Crawford discusses his desire to fight the other welterweight world champions, his win-at-all-costs mentality, and his legacy as a three-weight world champion and the fighter many experts regard as the pound-for-pound king. Continue reading “See the full Terence Crawford ESPN Special”

In anticipation of Saturday’s showdown between WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and former welterweight champion Kell Brook, ESPN presented an in-depth interview with Crawford leading up to his return…
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Palmetta stops Corral in five

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WBA International welterweight champion Alberto Palmetta (15-1, 11 KOs) shined with a fifth-round stoppage over Saul Corral on the Payne Boxing Series as Payne Boxing unveils a new destination for boxing in Rock Hill, South Carolina’s Sports and Event Center.

Palmetta peppered, pushed, and punished Saul Corral over five rounds and scored a smashing fifth-round TKO stoppage. After Corral repeatedly ate Palmetta’s jabs, body shots, and powerful combinations over three rounds, Hall of fame referee Bill Clancy repeatedly warned Corral and his corner the fighter was taking too much punishment. After ending the third, beginning the fourth, and ending the fourth Clancy asked Corral to show him something. At the beginning of the fifth, Palmetta landed another thudding left-hand uppercut, Clancy quickly stepped in and said it was enough and stopped the fight. Palmetta generated excitement and showed fans all over the world his star potential. Continue reading “Palmetta stops Corral in five”

WBA International welterweight champion Alberto Palmetta (15-1, 11 KOs) shined with a fifth-round stoppage over Saul Corral on the Payne Boxing Series as Payne Boxing unveils a new destination for…
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Haney retains WBC lightweight title

Unbeaten WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over former unified featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-4, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Making the second defense of his WBC belt, Haney was in command all the way and never let the 38-year-old Gamboa into the fight. Scores were 118-109, 120-107, 120-107. Gamboa was deducted a point for holding in round eleven.

Haney Vs Gamboa Fight Night
Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Unbeaten WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over former unified featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-4, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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King Kong Ortiz stops Flores in 45 seconds

WBC #3 heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (32-2, 27 KOs) needed just 45 seconds to blow away Alexander “The Great” Flores (18-3-1, 16 KOs) in the main event of an all-heavyweight card on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Photo: Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions

Returning to the ring after a loss to then heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last November, Ortiz came out firing from the opening moments. The Cuban southpaw landed a series of jabs and a glancing left hand that forced Flores on the retreat early.

It was then a perfectly placed lead right hook to the body that would end the night early, as Flores folded from a shot to the ribs. Continue reading “King Kong Ortiz stops Flores in 45 seconds”

WBC #3 heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (32-2, 27 KOs) needed just 45 seconds to blow away Alexander “The Great” Flores (18-3-1, 16 KOs) in the main event of an…
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World-rated Hrgovic, Zhilei stop foes

Unbeaten IBF #6, WBC #9, WBO #14 heavyweight Filip Hrgovic (12-0, 10 KOs) stopped Rydell Booker (26-4, 13 KOs) in round five on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Hrgovic teed off on Booker the whole fight and the referee finally waved it off. Time was :43. Hrgovic scored a knockdown in round two.

Boxing: Devin Haney Vs Yuriorkis Gamboa Fight Night
Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Unbeaten WBO #11, IBF #15 heavyweight Zhilei Zhang (22-0, 19 KOs) won by fourth round KO over Devin Vargas (22-7, 9 KOs). A straight left hand put Vargas down for the count. Time was :49.
Boxing: Devin Haney Vs Yuriorkis Gamboa Fight Night
Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Continue reading “World-rated Hrgovic, Zhilei stop foes”

Unbeaten IBF #6, WBC #9, WBO #14 heavyweight Filip Hrgovic (12-0, 10 KOs) stopped Rydell Booker (26-4, 13 KOs) in round five on Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at…
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Results from South Carolina

Early results from tonight’s Payne Boxing Series 2 card in Rock Hill, South Carolina…

Super lightweight Shinard Bunch scored an impressive first-round KO over Christian Guido. Bunch, the Trenton, NJ fighter improves to 10-1, 9 KOs.

Super lightweight Carly Holman scored a first-round KO victory over Rebeka Lewis. Holman a South Carolina native moves her record to 2-0, 2 KOs. Continue reading “Results from South Carolina”

Early results from tonight’s Payne Boxing Series 2 card in Rock Hill, South Carolina… Super lightweight Shinard Bunch scored an impressive first-round KO over Christian Guido. Bunch, the Trenton, NJ…
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Famed promoter Reginaldo Kuchle passes

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sad to report the passing of legendary boxing promoter Reginaldo Küchle, the founder and president of Promociones del Pueblo, the famed Mexican boxing promotions company. He passed away at the age of 77 from a heart attack. Küchle promoted boxing and wrestling for 45 years and staged more than 300 events throughout Mexico. Along with his son Osvaldo, Reginaldo Küchle promoted weekly boxing events on Televisa for years. Continue reading “Famed promoter Reginaldo Kuchle passes”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Sad to report the passing of legendary boxing promoter Reginaldo Küchle, the founder and president of Promociones del Pueblo, the famed Mexican boxing promotions company. He…
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Ruenroeng wins battle of champions

Former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (21-4, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over former two-time WBO bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (54-9, 36 KOs) on Saturday at the Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun, Thailand. 31-year-old Pungluang closed strong but it was the 40-year-old Ruenroeng’s earlier work that carried him to victory.

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Former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (21-4, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over former two-time WBO bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (54-9, 36 KOs) on Saturday at…
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Reis defeats Wyatt for WBA female 140lb belt

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A WBA world title fight headlined Friday night’s pro boxing card held in conjunction with the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame’s annual induction weekend at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Kali “KO Mequinonoag” Reis (17-7-1, 5 KOs) from Providence, Rhode Island became the WBA female super lightweight champion by defeating Kandi Wyatt (10-2, 3 KOs) from Calgary, Canada via ten round unanimous decision. Judges’ official scores were 97- 93, 97-92, 96-94.

Super lightweight Clarence Booth moved to 18-4, 10 KOs after a first round KO over Rondale Hubbert (13-15-2, 8 KOs). A body shot put Hubbert down for the count. Time was 2:59. Booth has only lost to elite competition.

A WBA world title fight headlined Friday night’s pro boxing card held in conjunction with the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame’s annual induction weekend at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater…
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Tyson, Jones Jr to get commemorative belts

Tyson Jones Belt

The World Boxing Council has prepared a unique belt to commemorate the exhibition between superstar champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr on November 28. Each fighter will receive one, as a recognition of their innovative efforts to bring entertainment to the world with a great charitable cause during these very difficult and harsh times for humanity. Continue reading “Tyson, Jones Jr to get commemorative belts”

The World Boxing Council has prepared a unique belt to commemorate the exhibition between superstar champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr on November 28. Each fighter will receive one,…
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FOX Weights from Los Angeles

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Photo: Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions

Luis Ortiz 241.6 vs. Alexander Flores 231.8
Frank Sanchez 227.6 vs. Brian Howard 210
Michael Coffie 267.8 vs. Joey Abell 250.8
Steven Torres 252.8 vs. Joshua Tuani 227.6
Carlos Negron 246 vs Rafael Rios 249.4

Venue: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FOX

Luis Ortiz 241.6 vs. Alexander Flores 231.8 Frank Sanchez 227.6 vs. Brian Howard 210 Michael Coffie 267.8 vs. Joey Abell 250.8 Steven Torres 252.8 vs. Joshua Tuani 227.6 Carlos Negron…
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The Excitement Behind The Scenes

By Mauricio Sulaimán
President of the WBC Son of José Sulaiman

The “behind the scenes” or backstage activity in any sport and entertainment event is fascinating for all fans.

Whoever has the opportunity to experience this type of experience, such as entering a dressing room before a fight, going down to the field before a game, being backstage before a concert, or any situation that is limited to very few, turns out to be something to be remembered for a lifetime.

Something that I have enjoyed many times is being able to give that experience to friends and strangers. I’ve had the opportunity to bring people into the locker room, also have them close to the action at weigh-in ceremonies, but my favorite moment is bringing kids into the ring after the fights. Continue reading “The Excitement Behind The Scenes”

By Mauricio Sulaimán President of the WBC Son of José Sulaiman The “behind the scenes” or backstage activity in any sport and entertainment event is fascinating for all fans. Whoever…
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Haney, Gamboa make weight

Boxing: Devin Haney Vs Yuriorkis Gamboa Weigh In
Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Devin Haney 135 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 135
(WBC lightweight title)

Filip Hrgovic 242.6 vs. Rydell Booker 248
Zhilei Zhang 259.6 vs. Devin Vargas 233
Raymond Ford 125.8 vs. Rafael Reyes 123
Reshat Mati 146 vs. Marcos Mojica 146.4
Arthur Biyarslanov 141 vs. Juan Jose Martinez 141.8
Darren Cunningham 122.6 vs. Juan Gabriel Medina 121.4

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Devin Haney 135 vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa 135 (WBC lightweight title) Filip Hrgovic 242.6 vs. Rydell Booker 248 Zhilei Zhang 259.6 vs. Devin Vargas 233 Raymond Ford 125.8 vs. Rafael Reyes…
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Canelo declares himself a free agent

Official Statement from Canelo Alvarez’s trainer/manager Eddy Reynoso: “In my role as a manager and coach of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, I allow myself to communicate to the boxing community and…
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Nakatani finishes Magramo, wins WBO fly belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Junto Nakatani (21-0, 16 KOs), 112, impressively acquired the vacant WBO flyweight belt as he took the initiative from the outset, effectively battered WBO#1 Giemel Magramo (24-2, 20 KOs), 111.75, and finally finished him with a barrage of punches at 2:10 of the eighth round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

Nakatani, an elongated southpaw, had the Filipino slowing down with persistent body attacks and dropped him with furious combinations to the face and the belly for the count.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Junto Nakatani (21-0, 16 KOs), 112, impressively acquired the vacant WBO flyweight belt as he took the initiative from the outset,…
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All-Star Panel discusses boxing business

Step Into the Ring: Legal and Business Issues in Boxing

Miami Law and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society presented an interesting webinar titled “Step Into the Ring: Legal and Business Issues in Boxing” on Thursday night. An all-star panel included boxing attorney/manager Tony Gonzalez, Hall of Fame promoter Don King, boxing attorney Alejandro Brito, WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, and Boxeo Telemundo promoter Tuto Zabala Jr.

The panel discussed how the attorney, the promoter, the manager, the agent, and the WBA support the professional athletes in the boxing industry. Topics included promotional activities, drafting agreements, legal representation, managing the event, and more. The webinar was open to Miami Law students and the University of Miami community.

Miami Law and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society presented an interesting webinar titled “Step Into the Ring: Legal and Business Issues in Boxing” on Thursday night. An all-star panel…
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Felix Sturm, 41, set for ring return

Former middleweight and super middleweight world champion Felix Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KOs) will return to the ring on December 19 in a ten-rounder that will be streamed on PPV via BILD.de. For the 41-year-old Sturm, this will be his first bout since February 2016. He will be fighting under the banner of his former promoter Universum Box Promotion. His opponent is TBA.

Former middleweight and super middleweight world champion Felix Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KOs) will return to the ring on December 19 in a ten-rounder that will be streamed on PPV via…
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