Claressa Shields on Hanna Rankin

2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 2-division world champion Claressa Shields talks about her expectations and prediction of her first world title defense vs Hanna Rankin on Saturday night live on DAZN.

2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 2-division world champion Claressa Shields talks about her expectations and prediction of her first world title defense vs Hanna Rankin on Saturday night live on…
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It’s Texas Title Night this Saturday

Light Heavyweight Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (28-3, 22 KOs) defends his American Boxing Organization (ABO) Intercontinental title against Milton “El Misil” Nunez (35-20, 31 KOs) on November 17th in the headline contest of “Texas Title Night” at the Humble Civic Center in Humble, Texas. The hardcore Lopez has gone the distance with former champion Kelly Pavlik plus world title challenger Dyah Davis and is looking for another opportunity with a top contender.

In the co-main event, the all-action Monica “Fearless” Flores (5-3, 1 KO) goes toe-to-toe with Tania Serrano-Vargas (debut) in a flyweight matchup. Continue reading “It’s Texas Title Night this Saturday”

Light Heavyweight Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (28-3, 22 KOs) defends his American Boxing Organization (ABO) Intercontinental title against Milton “El Misil” Nunez (35-20, 31 KOs) on November 17th in the…
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Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Anvar Yunusov 130 vs. Jose Salinas 130
Jonathan Torres 118.5 vs. Steven Lopez 116.5
Yeuri Andujar 123.5 vs. Haziz Self 119.5
Alejandro Jimenez 119.5 vs. Desmond Moore 120
Ricky Nuno 152.5 vs. Vincent Floyd 153.5
Kendall Cannida 175.5 vs. Travis Toledo 174
Christian Montano 188 vs. Paul Holley 192
Michael Coffie 277 vs. Jamal Woods 247
Joseph George 173.5 vs. Josue Obando 174

Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Promoter: Kings Promotions
1st bell: 7 PM

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now.

Anvar Yunusov 130 vs. Jose Salinas 130 Jonathan Torres 118.5 vs. Steven Lopez 116.5 Yeuri Andujar 123.5 vs. Haziz Self 119.5 Alejandro Jimenez 119.5 vs. Desmond Moore 120 Ricky Nuno…
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Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Sergio Vega 141 vs. Somethonit Phoumycheck 140
Milton Ramirez 143 vs. Phil Percy 141
Ivan Vergara 124 vs. Corben Page 126
Malikai Johnson 134 vs. Jose Araiza 131
Ruben Torres 146 vs. Len Davis 145
David Melgoza 147 vs. Edgar Garcia 147
Mike Russell 143 vs. Alfredo Contreras 142

Venue: Double Tree Hotel.
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni
When: Friday, Nov. 16., 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Sergio Vega 141 vs. Somethonit Phoumycheck 140 Milton Ramirez 143 vs. Phil Percy 141 Ivan Vergara 124 vs. Corben Page 126 Malikai Johnson 134 vs.…
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Hilario Zapata honored by Commission

By Héctor Villarreal

At its 101st Anniversary Dinner, Panama’s Boxing Commission honored three-time world champion Hilario Zapata with the Dr. Elias Cordova Medal. an award which is given year by year to a prominent person of the boxing community whose contribution enriched the history of this sport in the country.
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Inducted to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in June 2016, Zapata is the Panamanian boxer who has fought in more world title bouts, 25, an amount which exceeds the likes of Roberto Durán, Eusebio Pedroza and Panamá Al Brown, also Hall of Famers. Continue reading “Hilario Zapata honored by Commission”

By Héctor Villarreal At its 101st Anniversary Dinner, Panama’s Boxing Commission honored three-time world champion Hilario Zapata with the Dr. Elias Cordova Medal. an award which is given year by…
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Shobox Weights from Philadelphia

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Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Jaron Ennis 145 vs. Raymond Serrano 146.75
Kenneth Sims Jr. 139 vs. Samuel Teah 140.75
Arnold Khegai 121.75 vs. Jorge Diaz 121.75

Branden Pizarro 137.5 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 140
Gadwin Rosa 129.75 vs. German Meraz 128.5
Kieran Hooks 149.25 vs. Gledwin Ortiz 149.5
Christian Tapia 134.5 vs. Darnell Pettis 133.5
Benny Sinakin 171.75 vs. Darren Gibbs 172.5
David Stevens 193.25 vs. Judd Brown 188.75

Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Promoter: Victory Promotions/Hard Hitting Promotions
TV: Showtime

Jaron Ennis 145 vs. Raymond Serrano 146.75 Kenneth Sims Jr. 139 vs. Samuel Teah 140.75 Arnold Khegai 121.75 vs. Jorge Diaz 121.75 Branden Pizarro 137.5 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 140 Gadwin…
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Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee, Florida

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Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez 112 vs. Juan “Pinky” Alejo 112
Christian “Macho” Camacho 125 vs. Isaac Cerda125
Antonio Vargas 117.4 vs. Jorge Perez Jr 117.4
Sean Acosta 126.2 vs. Freddy Ortiz 125.2
Christopher Reed 126.4 vs. Joshua Maldonado 124.6
Jomal Rodriguez 165 vs. Earl Henry 161

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee, Florida
Promotor: “Tuto” Zabala All Star Boxing INC
Matchmaker: Ruben de Jesus
TV: Telemundo

Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez 112 vs. Juan “Pinky” Alejo 112 Christian “Macho” Camacho 125 vs. Isaac Cerda125 Antonio Vargas 117.4 vs. Jorge Perez Jr 117.4 Sean Acosta 126.2 vs. Freddy Ortiz…
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Weights from Ontario, California

Michael Dutchover 134 vs. Ruben Tamayo 134
Pedro Moreno 139.5 vs. Erik Aguirre 136.1
Richard Brewart 153.1 vs. Antonio Luis Hernandez 155
Leo Ruiz 152.6 vs. Nam Phan 153.9
Mario Hernandez 118.7 vs. Luis Montellano 118.6
Arnold Dinong 127.5 vs. Alex Solorio 127.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing

Michael Dutchover 134 vs. Ruben Tamayo 134 Pedro Moreno 139.5 vs. Erik Aguirre 136.1 Richard Brewart 153.1 vs. Antonio Luis Hernandez 155 Leo Ruiz 152.6 vs. Nam Phan 153.9 Mario…
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2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament in Thailand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Jimmy Chaichotchuang the IBF’s leading promoter in Thailand has announced the 2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament/IBF World Muay Thai Championship” at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The event will be held on December 8 at Hua Hin City, Thailand.
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“I would like to thank  IBF President  Daryl Peoples and IBF China chairman  Ruihang Wang for this opportunity to Thailand to be the first international host of IBF Silk Road Tournaments,” said Chaichotchuang. “This tournament began in 2017 in China and makes a very successful boxing tournament in Asia. Continue reading “2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament in Thailand”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Jimmy Chaichotchuang the IBF’s leading promoter in Thailand has announced the 2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament/IBF World Muay Thai Championship” at a press…
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Shields ready for Rankin, then Hammer

Shields to Hammer: “All these other girls may be scared of you Hammer, but I’m not! I’ll kick your a–!”

By Byron Spurlock

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and IBF/WBA Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields (6-0, 2 KOs) of Flint, Michigan, was scheduled to fight WBC/WBO Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer on November 17th, but that highly anticipated showdown has been postponed due to an unspecified illness experienced by Hammer.

Shields is still fighting this Saturday but now against WBC Super Middleweight Champion Hannah Rankin (5-2, 1 KO) from Glasgow, Scotland. FightNews was able to catch up with Shields to talk about the Hammer fight that didn’t happen and the clash with Rankin that is happening, plus what is next (after Saturday) and where she ranks among the all-time best women fighters. Continue reading “Shields ready for Rankin, then Hammer”

Shields to Hammer: “All these other girls may be scared of you Hammer, but I’m not! I’ll kick your a–!” By Byron Spurlock Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and IBF/WBA Middleweight…
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Hooker, Saucedo make weight

Hooker Saucedo Weight In
Maurice Hooker 140 vs. Alex Saucedo 139.4
(WBO super lightweight title)

Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6 vs. Roberto Arriaza 146.8
Cletus Seldin 141.4 vs. Nelson Lara 142.4
Jonathan Guzman 122.6 vs. Roberto Castaneda 122.8
Trevor McCumby 172.6 vs. Felipe Romero 172.4
Albert Bell 132.4 vs. Carlos Padilla 132.4
Tyler Howard 161 vs. Isiah Seldon 160.8

Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN/ESPN+

Maurice Hooker 140 vs. Alex Saucedo 139.4 (WBO super lightweight title) Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6 vs. Roberto Arriaza 146.8 Cletus Seldin 141.4 vs. Nelson Lara 142.4 Jonathan Guzman 122.6 vs. Roberto…
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Mayweather says Tokyo fight is back on

By TMZSports.com

Floyd Mayweather says the Tokyo fight that was on and then off … is back on — and he’s telling TMZ Sports exactly how it’s gonna go down. Remember, Floyd was supposed to fight 20-year-old kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve … but recently backed out … saying promoters misled him about the scale and nature of the bout.

We talked to Floyd Wednesday night as he left Peter Marco jewelry in Beverly Hills … and he told us the fight is very much alive. “We’re gonna make it happen.”

Question is … is it boxing, kickboxing or MMA?

“Rules? It’s gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking,” Floyd told us … “I’m moving around with the guy for 9 minutes, and of course it’s gonna be the highest paid exhibition ever.”

Bottom line … the money’s just too good to pass up, as long as the fight goes down on Floyd’s terms. “It’s a no-brainer. Just because I’m retired from boxing,” Mayweather says, “I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money.”

By TMZSports.com Floyd Mayweather says the Tokyo fight that was on and then off … is back on — and he’s telling TMZ Sports exactly how it’s gonna go down.…
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Lemieux-Johnson is Canelo-Smith co-feature

Middleweight knockout artist David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) will look to make a second potential Knockout of the Year performance before 2018 ends as he takes on Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round co-main event of Canelo vs. Rocky. The card will also feature the return of Sadam “World Kid” Ali and will showcase some of Golden Boy Promotions’ best rising stars. The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN.

“Golden Boy Promotions will give fans early Christmas gifts this year as we offer yet another great card to close 2018 on a very high note,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. “David Lemieux still has his eyes set on Canelo, and that night they will be in the same arena. Lemieux knows that if he loses against Tureano Johnson, he can forget about any shot with Canelo. Also, each of these undercard fights, even the ones featuring Sadam Ali, Ryan Garcia, Vergil Ortiz and Lamont Roach, Jr., could easily be the main attraction of any other event, so fans should not miss out on this great night of action – especially when it’s free for new DAZN subscribers.”

Middleweight knockout artist David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) will look to make a second potential Knockout of the Year performance before 2018 ends as he takes on Tureano Johnson (20-2,…
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Ennis and Serrano meet at the crossroads

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxngHistory.com

An important all-Philly crossroads fight is set for Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, with the career momentum of two well-liked local fighters at stake. In one corner, the surging Jaron Ennis, 21-0, 19 KOs, will look to continue his rapid rise in the welterweight division and secure his position as the young Philly fighter to watch.

Across the ring, Raymond Serrano, 24-5, 10 KOs, 1 NC, will attempt to stand his ground as his career recedes before him, knowing that a win over the touted Ennis will redirect his professional course. The nationally televised (SHOBOX) scheduled ten-rounder is the main event of a ten-bout card co-promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions and Victory Promotions.

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Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Everyone has been watching Jaron Ennis since before he turned professional in 2016. After an extraordinary amateur career, the youngest member of the fighting Ennis family debuted as a pro and began exceeding the very high expectations set for him. Often a young fighter is branded as a future champion, many times merely by reflex, as if rising to the top is a given. However, in Ennis’ case, those expectations seemed more realistic than mere hype, every time he fought. Continue reading “Ennis and Serrano meet at the crossroads”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxngHistory.com An important all-Philly crossroads fight is set for Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, with the career momentum of two well-liked local…
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Boxing Buzz

Heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz takes on Travis Kauffman Saturday, December 1 as part of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Showtime PPV event from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
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Lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (18-1, 9 KOs) fights again on November 24 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Dargan will face veteran Moises Delgadillo (17-17-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-rounder on the non-televised undercard of Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal.
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Unbeaten middleweight Mark Heffron (21-0, 17 KOs) is taking on Liam Williams (18-2-1, 13 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on December 22 on the undercard of IBF featherweight champ Josh Warrington’s fight against Carl Frampton.

Heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz takes on Travis Kauffman Saturday, December 1 as part of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Showtime PPV event from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. —–…
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Hooker-Saucedo Final Press Conference

The WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KOs) is in hostile territory. Hometown kid Alex Saucedo (28-0, 18 KOs) is hoping to become only the second Oklahoma City product (following Sean O’Grady, who is also co-promoting this event) to taste world championship glory. Saucedo and Hooker faced off for the first time at Wednesday’s press conference, a precursor to the in-ring hostilities that will occur Friday evening at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

Hooker Saucedo Faceoff
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Maurice Hooker: “l’ll fight anywhere. Outside your house, in front of your house, in the ring, on the sidewalk. I don’t care where I fight as long as I fight. I’m a fighter. I love to fight. I can outbox him. I can fight you on the inside. Come Friday, we’re going to see a good fight.”

Alex Saucedo: “I grew up just around the corner I always had the dream to bring championship fights back to Oklahoma, and now its here. I’m not going to let this opportunity go. I’m ready. We prepared ourselves in Big Bear for a very good fight. Like I’ve said, I’m ready for anything Maurice brings that night. I’m going to take that belt from him.”

The WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KOs) is in hostile territory. Hometown kid Alex Saucedo (28-0, 18 KOs) is hoping to become only the second Oklahoma City…
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Bivol: I have to make a statement in every fight

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol returns to the ring on November 24 when he headlines HBO World Championship Boxing from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Bivol will defend his title against Jean Pascal.

Your last win was solid but not exciting. Do you need to make a statement against Pascal?

“I believe that I have to make a statement in every fight, not only against Pascal. Boxing is a sport that is very unique in the sense that not always everything happens exactly how you plan for it. Many things depend on your opponent — like whether he wants to fight or survive — and other factors. Just like life, boxing is unpredictable, and that is always exciting. Luckily Pascal is the type of fighter who likes to engage, to fight. That is how he became a world champion. So, with our styles, I am confident that I will make a statement because it will be an exciting all-action fight. Pascal is a great competitor and the biggest name I have faced as a world champion. I have trained hard to make this a memorable fight and to stay world champion. Continue reading “Bivol: I have to make a statement in every fight”

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol returns to the ring on November 24 when he headlines HBO World Championship Boxing from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.…
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Guerrero, Arreola on Wilder-Fury undercard

Former multiple-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and former heavyweight title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola will make their ring returns as part the Wilder-Fury undercard on December 1 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KOs) will return the ring for a 10-round welterweight attraction against TBA. Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) meets Maurenzo Smith (20-10-4, 13 KOs).

The PPV undercard features unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks. Continue reading “Guerrero, Arreola on Wilder-Fury undercard”

Former multiple-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and former heavyweight title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola will make their ring returns as part the Wilder-Fury undercard on December 1…
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Arias: I’ll prove I’m no bitch!

Middleweight Luis Arias wants to make Gabriel Rosado eat his words and prove he’s not a ‘bitch’ by beating him in at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS on Saturday night, live on DAZN. Arias is back in action for the first time since losing out on points to Daniel Jacobs in New York last November, siting a huge blister as the cause of him having to adopt a defensive approach against the now-IBF World champion who handed him a first career loss in his 19th fight.

When ‘Cuba’ and Rosado met in a press conference to announce the fight in the Big Apple, the pair exchanged harsh words on their respective career – with Rosado’s ‘bitch’ jibe a counter to Arias pointing out the number of losses and KO’s the Philadelphian has suffered – and a $10,000 wager being laid on the bout. Continue reading “Arias: I’ll prove I’m no bitch!”

Middleweight Luis Arias wants to make Gabriel Rosado eat his words and prove he’s not a ‘bitch’ by beating him in at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS on…
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Niko Hernandez: I belong at this level

By Bill Green

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This Saturday night DAZN and Eddie Hearn put together a stacked card full of compelling undercard matchups including a middleweight grudge match between Luis Arias 18-1 (9) of Milwaukee, WI, and popular blood and guts warrior, Gabriel “King” Rosado 24-11(14), of Philadelphia, PA, 2 x Gold Medalist and undefeated Middleweight female champ Claressa “T-Rex” Shields 6-0 (2), of Flint MI, vs Hannah Rankin 5-2 (1), of Glasgow, Scotland and Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios 34-4-1 (25), of Oxnard, CA, but born and grew up in the amateur ranks in nearby Garden City, KS, vs Mexican Super Welterweight Ramon Alvarez 27-6-3 (16), brother of Canelo Alvarez. Continue reading “Niko Hernandez: I belong at this level”

By Bill Green This Saturday night DAZN and Eddie Hearn put together a stacked card full of compelling undercard matchups including a middleweight grudge match between Luis Arias 18-1 (9)…
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Pacquiao, Broner to make press tour

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will make an official announcement about their upcoming boxing plans during a bi-coastal press tour. The fighters will be available to the New York City press corps on Monday and will visit the media in Los Angeles the following day. The event will be presented by either Showtime Sports or Showtime PPV.

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will make an official announcement about their upcoming boxing plans during a bi-coastal press tour. The fighters will be available to the New York City…
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Cabrera-Mioletti vs. Scott Saturday at the Boat

By Ricardo Ibarra

Facing off with his fourth undefeated opponent in eighteen months, rising Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (13-0, 4 KOs) will risk his own unblemished record on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, taking on Georgia’s Headley Scott (11-0, 10 KOs) in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 118th edition of the ‘Battle at the Boat’ series. Continue reading “Cabrera-Mioletti vs. Scott Saturday at the Boat”

By Ricardo Ibarra Facing off with his fourth undefeated opponent in eighteen months, rising Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (13-0, 4 KOs) will risk his own unblemished record on Saturday…
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Alejo eyes upset on Telemundo Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford in association with Experience Kissimmee Tourism Council kicks off their Fall series this Friday. The main event will feature two-time world title challenger Juan “Pinky” Alejo (24-5-1, 14 KOs) of Mexico vs WBA #4, WBO #5, IBF #9 flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (21-2-1, 12 KOs) of Puerto Rico.
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It will be another classic matchup of the popular Mexico vs Puerto Rico fight series. The bout is scheduled for 10 round and the WBO/NABO flyweight title. The site will be the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida with Felix “Tuto” Zabala’s All Star Boxing promoting. Alejo knows he is the underdog coming in but is confident his preparation will lead him to victory. Continue reading “Alejo eyes upset on Telemundo Friday”

Boxeo Telemundo Ford in association with Experience Kissimmee Tourism Council kicks off their Fall series this Friday. The main event will feature two-time world title challenger Juan “Pinky” Alejo (24-5-1,…
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“Big Baby” Prepares For Dinu

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller prepares for Bogdan Dinu on Saturday live on DAZN.

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller prepares for Bogdan Dinu on Saturday live on DAZN. –

Spence, Garcia size each other up in person

IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his title against four-division world champion and current WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) on a March 16 FOX Sports/PBC Pay-Per-View event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Mikey is moving up two weight classes to challenge Spence. Spence, Garcia, and Lennox Lewis attended a press event on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Photo: Lionel Hahn/Fox/PictureGroup

IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his title against four-division world champion and current WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) on a March 16…
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