Weights from Hawaiian Gardens

Both Raquel Miller and Erin Toughill made weight and will battle for the vacant NABF female middleweight championship tonight at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, California. The 7pm show will also feature undefeated Jonathan Esquivel facing Bakersfield veteran Tavorus Teague in another middleweight bout.

Some tickets at $60 by calling 949 760-3131 or all day at The Gardens Casino. Doors Open at 6pm.

Raquel Miller 158.8 vs. Erin Toughill 159.4
Jonathan Esquivel 161.8 vs. Tavorus Teague 161.8

Both Raquel Miller and Erin Toughill made weight and will battle for the vacant NABF female middleweight championship tonight at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, California. The 7pm show…
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Alvarado, Konishi make weight

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

IBF junior flyweight champion Felix Alvarado (32-4, 30 KOs), from Nicaragua, will make his initial defense against Japanese banger Reiya Konishi (17-1, 7 KOs) tomorrow (Sunday) at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe, Japan.
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We saw the weigh-in ceremony at the venue with Alvarado scaling at 107.25, while Konishi at 107.75. Continue reading “Alvarado, Konishi make weight”

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi IBF junior flyweight champion Felix Alvarado (32-4, 30 KOs), from Nicaragua, will make his initial defense against Japanese banger Reiya Konishi (17-1, 7 KOs) tomorrow…
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Saturday Boxing Odds

By Karl Freitag

Lots of big fights today.

SHOWTIME/Brooklyn, New York
Deontay Wilder is a 10:1 favorite to retain his WBC heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale. Gary Russell Jr is a 50:1 favorite to retain his WBC featherweight title against Kiko Martinez.

DAZN/Glasgow, Scotland
Local hero Josh Taylor is a 6:1 favorite to dethrone IBF jr welterweight champion Ivan Baranchyk in a WBSS 140lb semi-final. WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue champion is a 12:1 favorite to defeat IBF bantamweight king Emmanuel Rodriguez in a WBSS 118lb semi-final.

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Billy Joe Saunders is a whopping 100:1 favorite to beat Shefat Isufi for the vacant WBO super middleweight title. Heavyweight Joe Joyce is a 50:1 favorite to beat Alexander Ustinov.

In case you were wondering, if you put all six wide favorites into a parlay, you’d be looking at about a $46 payout if you bet $100.

By Karl Freitag Lots of big fights today. SHOWTIME/Brooklyn, New York Deontay Wilder is a 10:1 favorite to retain his WBC heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale. Gary Russell Jr is…
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NABF 2019 Convention Day 2

By Boxing Bob Newman

The Friday edition of the 51st NABF convention in Honolulu, Hawai’i featured both the referees seminar and the ratings committee meeting. Long time referee Jay Nady of Nevada conducted the Ref’s seminar while ratings chairman Tommy Ashy oversaw the ratings meeting.
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Officially designated the ABC Certification Referee Training Seminar, this session culminated in a certification or re-certification exam for all in attendance. Continue reading “NABF 2019 Convention Day 2”

By Boxing Bob Newman The Friday edition of the 51st NABF convention in Honolulu, Hawai’i featured both the referees seminar and the ratings committee meeting. Long time referee Jay Nady…
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Williams-Edwards Full Report

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (15-0, 7 KO’s) defeated Rickey Edwards (12-3, 3 KO’s) by unanimous decision to earn the WBC USNBC Super Lightweight Championship. The final scores from the judges were 96-94, 97-93, and 100-90.
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The event was promoted by DiBella Entertainment and televised on UFC Fight Pass. Continue reading “Williams-Edwards Full Report”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (15-0, 7 KO’s) defeated Rickey Edwards (12-3, 3 KO’s) by…
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Deines-Meng meet June 1 in IBF eliminator

An IBF eliminator between unbeaten light heavyweights Adam Deines (17-0, 8 KOs) and Fanlong Meng (14-0, 9 KOs) has been set for June 1 at the Wynn Palace Hotel in Macau, China. Originally IBF #5 Deines was expecting to fight #6 Ugur Shalamov, but that bout was delayed again and again and the IBF finally appointed #7 Meng to get the opportunity.

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Adam Deines: “If I win the fight against this strong Chinese fighter in Macau, then I am the mandatory challenger of the IBF titlist. Currently, this is Artur Beterbiev and no matter who will who wears the championship belt, they can not get past me. I look forward to Macau to earn the next world title chance for SES Boxing fight with a victory!”

An IBF eliminator between unbeaten light heavyweights Adam Deines (17-0, 8 KOs) and Fanlong Meng (14-0, 9 KOs) has been set for June 1 at the Wynn Palace Hotel in…
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Nawaphon KOs Jaro in seventh round

WBC #6 bantamweight Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (45-1-1, 35 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over former WBC world champion Sonny Boy Jaro (45-15-5, 32 KOs) on Saturday at Workpoint Studio, in Bangkok, Thailand. A body shot put the 37-year-old Jaro on the deck to end it as Nawaphon retained his WBC Asia bantamweight title.

WBC #6 bantamweight Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (45-1-1, 35 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over former WBC world champion Sonny Boy Jaro (45-15-5, 32 KOs) on Saturday at Workpoint Studio,…
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Weights from Washington, DC

Alantez Fox 163.2 vs. Nick Brinson 163.8
Tiara Brown 129.8 vs. Angel Gladney 133.2
Jordan White 126.2 vs. Christian Esquivel 129.2
Patrick Harris 142 vs. Anthony Woods 143
Sam Crossed 187.8 vs. Larry Pryor TBA
Renaldo Gaines 130.4 vs. Eduardo Melendez 127.6
George Harris 214.2 vs. Antwaun Taylor 211.2
Taurean Venable 142.2 vs. Jonathan Conde 137.4

Venue: ESA Sports Arena in Washington, DC
Promoter: Tricky Entertainment and DCFIGHTNIGHT
5:30 pm ET–Doors Open
6:30 PM ET–1st Bout

Alantez Fox 163.2 vs. Nick Brinson 163.8 Tiara Brown 129.8 vs. Angel Gladney 133.2 Jordan White 126.2 vs. Christian Esquivel 129.2 Patrick Harris 142 vs. Anthony Woods 143 Sam Crossed…
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Huck wins in 57 seconds, result later changed

Huck was announced as the winner in the ring, but the result was later changed to a no decision by the commission.

Heavyweight Marco Huck (42-5-1, 29 KOs) needed just 57 seconds to finish Nick Guivas (14-11-3, 9 KOs) on Friday night at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
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Former cruiserweight champ Huck immediately dropped Guivas. Huck then put Guivas down again with what was ruled an accidental foul (hitting on the break) and the bout was halted. (Photo: Emily Harney) Continue reading “Huck wins in 57 seconds, result later changed”

Huck was announced as the winner in the ring, but the result was later changed to a no decision by the commission. Heavyweight Marco Huck (42-5-1, 29 KOs) needed just…
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Ex-champ Burnett stops Gomera in comeback fight

Former unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett (20-1, 10 KOs) returned with a sixth round stoppage of Jelbirt Gomera (14-6, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super bantamweight title on Friday night at Ulster Hall in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Burnett was in command all the way. The end came when Gomera turned his back following a pair of punishing Burnett body shots.

It was Burnett’s first fight since suffering his first pro defeat last November when he suffered a back injury against Nonito Donaire and was forced to retire on his stool.

Former unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett (20-1, 10 KOs) returned with a sixth round stoppage of Jelbirt Gomera (14-6, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super bantamweight title…
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Antonio Moran vows to beat Devin Haney

Rising lightweight contender WBO #13 Antonio “Toño” Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) is set to make his DAZN debut as he faces highly touted prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney (21-0, 13 KOs) over ten rounds for the WBC International lightweight title. Moran, 26, visited the ESPN studios in Mexico City to talk about his clash with Haney.

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Photo: All Star Boxing

“I feel great coming into this fight, I’ve had 2 months to prepare for this showdown,” he said. “My experience will play a huge factor in this fight. I have fought on the biggest stage and proven I belong at the top. I am by far the best opponent Haney has faced and on May 25th I will come out victorious!” Continue reading “Antonio Moran vows to beat Devin Haney”

Rising lightweight contender WBO #13 Antonio “Toño” Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) is set to make his DAZN debut as he faces highly touted prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney (21-0, 13…
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Breazeale outweighs Wilder by 32 lbs.

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk


Deontay Wilder 223.25 vs. Dominic Breazeale 255.25
(WBC heavyweight title)

Gary Russell Jr 125.75 vs. Kiko Martinez 124.5
(WBC featherweight title)

Juan Heraldez 140.5 vs. Argenis Mendez 140.75
Robert Alfonso 250 vs. Iago Kiladze 219
Gary Antuanne Russell 137.25 vs. Marcos Mojica 138.25
Richardson Hitchins 144.5 vs. Alejandro Munera 143
Dylan Price 116.4 vs. Manuel S. Manzo 117
Gary Antonio Russell 117.4 vs. Saul Eduardo Hernandez 117.6
Kenny Robles 139.6 vs. Roy Mcgill 140

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime, (YouTube (prelims)

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk – Deontay Wilder 223.25 vs. Dominic Breazeale 255.25 (WBC heavyweight title) Gary Russell Jr 125.75 vs. Kiko Martinez 124.5 (WBC featherweight title) Juan Heraldez 140.5 vs. Argenis…
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Baranchyk, Taylor, Rodriguez, Inoue make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

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Ivan Baranchyk 139.5 vs. Josh Taylor 140.2*
(IBF jr welterweight title, WBSS semi-final)
*Taylor came back an hour later at 139.8 lbs.

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Emmanuel Rodriguez 117.7 vs. Naoya Inoue 117.7
(WBA, IBF bantamweight titles, WBSS semi-final)

Venue: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: DAZN

Continue reading “Baranchyk, Taylor, Rodriguez, Inoue make weight”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Ivan Baranchyk 139.5 vs. Josh Taylor 140.2* (IBF jr welterweight title, WBSS semi-final) *Taylor came back an hour later at 139.8 lbs. Emmanuel Rodriguez 117.7 vs. Naoya…
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Saunders, Isufi make weight

Billy Joe Saunders 168 vs. Shefat Isufi 167.4
(WBO super middleweight title)

Joe Joyce 261 vs. Alexander Ustinov 283

Venue: Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, England
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions
TV: ESPN+ (USA), BT Sport (UK)

Billy Joe Saunders 168 vs. Shefat Isufi 167.4 (WBO super middleweight title) Joe Joyce 261 vs. Alexander Ustinov 283 Venue: Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, England Promoter: Queensberry Promotions TV: ESPN+ (USA),…
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NABF 2019 Awards Banquet

By Boxing Bob Newman

The 51st annual NABF convention awards banquet was held Thursday evening at the host hotel Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawai’i. After dining on Hawaiian versions of pulled pork, Mahi Mahi, grilled chicken, and beef, along with poi, fresh pineapple and local desserts, guests were introduced to Honolulu’s mayor, the honorable Kirk Caldwell.
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Caldwell had received members of the NABF board on Wednesday at City Hall. Caldwell addressed the banquet gathering with a promise to bring boxing back to Honolulu. Continue reading “NABF 2019 Awards Banquet”

By Boxing Bob Newman The 51st annual NABF convention awards banquet was held Thursday evening at the host hotel Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawai’i. After dining on Hawaiian…
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Ex-champ Ryan Burnett returns tonight

Former unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) will battle Jelbirt Gomera (14-5, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super bantamweight title tonight at Ulster Hall in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Burnett-Gomera card will stream live on ESPN+ starting around 3PM ET, noon PT.

Burnett recently signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank and will now be competing at super bantamweight after suffering his first pro defeat last November when he tore his oblique against Nonito Donaire and was forced to retire on his stool following the fourth round.

Former unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) will battle Jelbirt Gomera (14-5, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super bantamweight title tonight at Ulster Hall in…
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Broadway Boxing Weights

Mykquan Williams 140 vs. Rickey Edwards 137
Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Elijah Pierce 124
Toka Kahn Clary 129 vs. Carlos Reyes 128
George Arias 236 vs. Keith Barr 204
Marco Huck 217 vs. Nick Guivas 233
Adrian Sosa 141 vs. Benjamin Borteye 142
Sahret Delgado 259 vs. Tracey Johnson 220
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Jacob Marrero 129 vs. Hugo Aguilar 132

Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: UFC Fight Pass

Mykquan Williams 140 vs. Rickey Edwards 137 Irvin Gonzalez 126 vs. Elijah Pierce 124 Toka Kahn Clary 129 vs. Carlos Reyes 128 George Arias 236 vs. Keith Barr 204 Marco…
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Charr-Bryan purse bid rescheduled for May 28

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee announced a new date for the purse bid to carry out the bout between Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title. The bid, originally scheduled for May 17, will now take place on the 28th at the offices of the WBA in Panama City.

The conditions of the auction will not change. The minimum amount for the organization of the bout is stipulated in US $1,000,000, while the minimum amount of participation will be US $15,000. The distribution wil be 75% for the champion, Charr, a native of Syria and of German nationality, and the remaining 25% will be for American Bryan, who owns the Interim Title of the division. Continue reading “Charr-Bryan purse bid rescheduled for May 28”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee announced a new date for the purse bid to carry out the bout between Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan for the World Heavyweight…
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Duno edges Rodriguez for NABO title

Lightweight prospect ”Ruthless” Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) scored a nine round split technical decision over Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) to claim the vacant NABO title on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. A hard fought fight went to the scorecards after an accidental headbutt in round nine. Scores were 85-84, 86-83 Duno, 85-84 Rodriguez. Duno was deducted a point in round seven. Duno dropped Rodriguez with a body shot in round eight.

In a clash between unbeaten featherweights, NABF beltholder Manny “Chato” Robles III (18-0, 8 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs). Robles floored Hermosillo in round one, but Hermosillo pressed the action the rest of the way. Scores were 97-92, 96-93 Robles, and 95-94 Hermosillo.

Unbeaten super lightweight Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-0, 6 KOs) smoked Daniel Evangelista (20-10-2 16 KOs) in the first round. Gamez dropped Evangelista in round one and finished him with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:43. Five first round KOs now for Gamez.

Lightweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (18-4-3, 7 KOs) stopped journeyman Pedro Navarrete (30-24-3, 19 KOs) in round five.

Lightweight prospect ”Ruthless” Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) scored a nine round split technical decision over Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) to claim the vacant NABO title on…
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Top Rank inks Olympian Daniel Lewis

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter Mitrevski

2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis worked as a sparring partner for IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs for his unification bout with Canelo Alvarez and performed exceptionally well, which caught the eye of Top Rank CEO Bob Arum and resulted in the classy Australian being signed to the powerful boxing promotional group.
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Lewis has targeted WBA #15, IBF #15 Tim Tszyu, who he defeated in the amateur ranks. Continue reading “Top Rank inks Olympian Daniel Lewis”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Peter Mitrevski 2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis worked as a sparring partner for IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs for his unification bout with…
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NABF Convention: Duane Ford re-elected NABF President

By Boxing Bob Newman

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The NABF 51st convention got down to business with the opening session at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Not only were NABF members present, but also 19 countries of the WBC were represented as well, as a WBC Board of Governors meeting was held earlier in the week here in Honolulu. NABF vice president Joanna Aguilar emceed the event. Continue reading “NABF Convention: Duane Ford re-elected NABF President”

By Boxing Bob Newman The NABF 51st convention got down to business with the opening session at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Not only were NABF members present, but also 19…
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Commey to defend IBF title against Beltran

IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) will defend his belt against former WBO lightweight champ Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs) on June 28 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated Dominican puncher Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames (17-0, 14 KOs) will defend his NABO and NABF 154-pound belts against Patrick Day (17-2-1, 6 KOs). Commey-Beltran and Adames-Day will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) will defend his belt against former WBO lightweight champ Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs) on June 28 at Pechanga Resort Casino…
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Wilder-Breazeale/Russell-Martinez final presser

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale continued their war of words and further escalated their longstanding feud at the final press conference Thursday ahead of their showdown this Saturday live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Deontay Wilder: “These fighters always get into great shape and think they have the game plan to beat me. They think they’re going to catch me. It’s not going to work. Nothing this guy has prepared for is going to work.

“I’ve trained harder than I’ve ever trained. He’s got me inspired like I was against Bermane Stiverne. I want to hurt Breazeale so bad. I’m going to keep my composure until that time comes Saturday night. I don’t believe Breazeale when he speaks. I’ve been in this game for a very long time. Someone like him is not going to beat me. The closest he’s going to get to this belt is in his dreams. Continue reading “Wilder-Breazeale/Russell-Martinez final presser”

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale continued their war of words and further escalated their longstanding feud at the final press…
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Pedraza wants payback against Lozada

It is personal for former two-division world champion and current lightweight contender Jose “Sniper” Pedraza. His opponent May 25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, is Antonio Lozada Jr., who in March of last year knocked out then-undefeated Felix Verdejo in the 10th round. Verdejo and Pedraza both hail from Puerto Rico, and Pedraza, who is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Vasiliy Lomachenko, hopes to avenge his countryman’s defeat.

Pedraza-Lozada will serve as the co-feature to Masayuki Ito’s WBO junior lightweight title defense against Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring on ESPN. Continue reading “Pedraza wants payback against Lozada”

It is personal for former two-division world champion and current lightweight contender Jose “Sniper” Pedraza. His opponent May 25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, is Antonio Lozada Jr.,…
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Jose “Chon” Zepeda returns Saturday

Former world title challenger José “Chon” Zepeda (30-2, 25 KOs) returns Saturday against Eleazar “Tronco” Valenzuela (18-12-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio del Sindicato de Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City in a bout that can be seen on Azteca 7 throughout Mexico. Zepeda is coming off a close decision loss to WBC super lightweight champ Jose Ramirez last December.

Also featured are WBA female strawweight champion with ten defenses Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (28-3, 4 KOs) defending against Bárbara Alejandra Martínez (10-6-1, 3 KOs), and former WBC flyweight champion Juan “Churrritos” Hernández (35-3, 26 KOs) against Joel “Trino” Córdoba (8-4-2, 1 KO).

Former world title challenger José “Chon” Zepeda (30-2, 25 KOs) returns Saturday against Eleazar “Tronco” Valenzuela (18-12-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio del Sindicato de Trabajadores del…
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