Moran smashes Zuniga in two

Formerly world ranked Antonio “Toño” Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) destroyed late sub Víctor Alejandro “Gato” Zuniga (19-3, 10 KOs) in the second round on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. Moran dropped Zuniga in round two and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Zuniga stepped in on late notice for Edson Ramirez who became ill.

Formerly world ranked Antonio “Toño” Moran (24-3, 17 KOs) destroyed late sub Víctor Alejandro “Gato” Zuniga (19-3, 10 KOs) in the second round on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry…
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“Melo” Lopez keeps his 0 in Tampa

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (18-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua decisioned Aldimar Silva (21-14, 13 KOs) of Brazil over ten rounds on Friday night at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium in Tampa, Florida. The judges’ scorecards all read 100-88 in favor of Lopez. Lopez dominated the action dropping Silva in rounds two and six. Continue reading ““Melo” Lopez keeps his 0 in Tampa”

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (18-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua decisioned Aldimar Silva (21-14, 13 KOs) of Brazil over ten rounds on Friday night at the Bryan Glazer Family…
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Sigqibo wins vacant WBO Intercontinental title

By Ron Jackson

In an untidy affair, South Africa’s Yanga Sigqibo won on a 12 round unanimous points decision over Keywin Lara of Nicaragua to claim the vacant WBO Intercontinental-junior bantamweight title at a less than full Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night.

Judges Sithembile Tom (SA) and Timo Haikonda (Namibia) scored it 116-112 and 117-111 whilst judge Clifford Mbele (SA) had it 117-112. Continue reading “Sigqibo wins vacant WBO Intercontinental title”

By Ron Jackson In an untidy affair, South Africa’s Yanga Sigqibo won on a 12 round unanimous points decision over Keywin Lara of Nicaragua to claim the vacant WBO Intercontinental-junior…
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Henderson Upsets Robinson

By John DiSanto at ringside

After a heated weigh-in and testy build-up to fight night, Arkansas-based Texan Kalvin Henderson and Upper Darby’s Brandon Robinson went to war in their scheduled 10-round super middleweight main event at South Philly’s 2300 Arena. It was a grueling fight from the start, but Henderson prevailed, winning by TKO in round seven.

After a fast start by Robinson, Henderson closed Brandon’s left eye beginning in the second and steadily wore him down as the fight progressed.
A round later, Robinson’s right eye was badly marked, and the reduced vision became a factor. Henderson dropped a blinded Robinson in the sixth round and chopped away until Robinson fell twice more in round seven. Referee Benjy Esteves halted the fight at 2:08 of the seventh. Continue reading “Henderson Upsets Robinson”

By John DiSanto at ringside After a heated weigh-in and testy build-up to fight night, Arkansas-based Texan Kalvin Henderson and Upper Darby’s Brandon Robinson went to war in their scheduled…
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Weights from Fantasy Springs

Rene Alvarado. 129.2 vs. Carlos Morales 129.6
(WBA super featherweight eliminator)

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Jonathan Navarro 139.6 vs. Manuel Mendez 139.2lbs.
Hector Tanajara Jr. 134.6 vs. Robert Manzanarez 134.6
Patricio Manuel 128 vs.hugo Aguilar 130
Anthony Reyes 121.2 vs. Dilan Miranda 120.6
Joet Gonzalez 124.8 vs. Javier Gallo 124.8l
Luis Feliciano 139 vs.dakota Polley 138.8
Javier Padilla 121.2 vs. Ernesto Guerrero 122

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
TV: Facebook Watch

Rene Alvarado. 129.2 vs. Carlos Morales 129.6 (WBA super featherweight eliminator) Jonathan Navarro 139.6 vs. Manuel Mendez 139.2lbs. Hector Tanajara Jr. 134.6 vs. Robert Manzanarez 134.6 Patricio Manuel 128 vs.hugo…
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WBC orders Wilder-Fury Rematch

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Council Board of Governors has voted unanimously to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

“The WBC is happy to confirm that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling which will also consider the mandatory status of the division,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. “I wish to once again congratulate Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle inside the ring and for the exemplary sportsmanship after the bout.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero The World Boxing Council Board of Governors has voted unanimously to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. “The WBC…
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Loma, Pedraza, Dogboe, Navarrete make weight

By David Finger at the scale

Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.4 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2
(WBA, WBO lightweight unification)

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Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Isaac Dogboe 120.8 vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122
(WBO super bantamweight title)
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Mason Menard 135 vs. Teofimo Lopez 135
Brian Ceballo 147.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 147.6
Juan Carlos Abreu 146.8 vs. Alexander Besputin 146.6
Guido Vianello 236 vs. Luke Lyons 239.8
Josh Renteria 142.8 vs. Josue Vargas 142.6
Michael Perez 142.4 vs. Abdiel Ramirez 142.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

By David Finger at the scale Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.4 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2 (WBA, WBO lightweight unification) Isaac Dogboe 120.8 vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122 (WBO super bantamweight title) Mason Menard…
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HBO Weights from Carson

Cecilia Braekhus 146.8 vs. Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes 146.4
(WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF female welterweight titles)

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Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/360 Promotions

Juan Francisco Estrada 120.4 vs. Victor Mendez 119.2
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Claressa Shields 159.2 vs. Femke Hermans 157
(WBA/WBC/IBF female middleweight title)
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Louisa Hawton 102.4 vs. Lorraine Villalobos 101.4
(WBC interim female atomweight title)

Serhii Bohachuk 158.6 vs. Carlos Garcia Hernandez 160.8
Shokichi Iwata 107.4 vs. Joel Bermudez 105.8
Mario Ramos 134.4 vs. Elliot Brown 133.8
Chris Zavala 127.8 vs. Carlos Noe Ramirez 127.8
Rene Moreno 133 vs. David Courtney 131.4

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: 360 Promotions
TV: HBO

Cecilia Braekhus 146.8 vs. Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes 146.4 (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF female welterweight titles) Juan Francisco Estrada 120.4 vs. Victor Mendez 119.2 Claressa Shields 159.2 vs. Femke Hermans 157 (WBA/WBC/IBF female middleweight title)…
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Andrade arrested on gun charge

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island, Thursday and charged with one felony count of possession of a firearm without a license. According to the Providence Journal, during a traffic stop police found a Glock 19 pistol and a magazine with 10 rounds of ammo in the champ’s backpack. He was released after posting bail.

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island, Thursday and charged with one felony count of possession of a firearm without a license. According to the Providence…
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Shields featured on HBO Saturday

By Byron Spurlock

Women’s boxing sensation Claressa Shields (7-0, 2 KOs) will make her HBO debut this Saturday just three weeks after her unanimous decision victory over Hannah Rankin.

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The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight Champion from Flint, Michigan will defend her titles against Femke Hermans (9-1, 3 KOs) of Londerzeel, Belgium. Hermans is the WBA Super Middleweight Champion but the title is not at stake when she encounters Shields. The Shields vs. Hermans world title contest is the opening bout for a special tripleheader of ring action which is headlined by unified welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus against challenger Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes. Coincidentally, Braekhus is a potential opponent for the Shields.

Earlier this week, Shields discussed with FightNews her quick return to the ring, the showdown with Hermans and her plans for 2019. Continue reading “Shields featured on HBO Saturday”

By Byron Spurlock Women’s boxing sensation Claressa Shields (7-0, 2 KOs) will make her HBO debut this Saturday just three weeks after her unanimous decision victory over Hannah Rankin. The…
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Rodriguez: I will beat Inoue, Puerto Rico will shine

Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) gives insights on preparations for his Bantamweight Ali Trophy semi-final against Japanese ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) and predicts he’ll face Zolani Tete in the final. Continue reading “Rodriguez: I will beat Inoue, Puerto Rico will shine”

Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) gives insights on preparations for his Bantamweight Ali Trophy semi-final against Japanese ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) and predicts he’ll face Zolani Tete in…
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New opponent for Moran tonight

Formerly world ranked Antonio “Toño” Moran (23-3, 16 KOs) will now face Víctor Alejandro “Gato” Zuniga (19-2, 10 KOs) tonight on Telemundo. Zuniga was a late sub for Edson Ramirez who became ill. Moran-Zuniga will be a ten round super lightweight main event in the season finale for the Telemundo fall series at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City.

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Photo: Pablo Lozano Reyes

In his last bout, Zuniga unsuccessfully challenged for a regional title in Russia. A victory over Moran tonight would put Zuniga close to breaking into the world rankings. We caught up with Zuniga Thursday. Continue reading “New opponent for Moran tonight”

Formerly world ranked Antonio “Toño” Moran (23-3, 16 KOs) will now face Víctor Alejandro “Gato” Zuniga (19-2, 10 KOs) tonight on Telemundo. Zuniga was a late sub for Edson Ramirez…
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Fight Club OC Results

By “Rocky” Morales at ringside

In the final installment of 2018 for Fight Club OC at The Hangar, OC Fair & Events Center, featherweight Sean Garcia (3-0, 1KO) outboxed Anthony Torres (0-2) en route to a shutout 40-36 victory in all three judges scorecards. Garcia, the younger brother of super featherweight contender, WBO #4, WBA #5, WBC #9 super featherweight ranked Ryan Garcia, showed flashes of his older brother but in a southpaw version. Torres was able to connect on occasion on Garcia’s somewhat porous defense but not connect enough to win any rounds to put the outcome in any question. Ryan Garcia, despite fighting on the Canelo vs Fielding undercard on December 15th, was in attendance to support his just 18 year old younger brother. Continue reading “Fight Club OC Results”

By “Rocky” Morales at ringside In the final installment of 2018 for Fight Club OC at The Hangar, OC Fair & Events Center, featherweight Sean Garcia (3-0, 1KO) outboxed Anthony…
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Undisputed final press conference

Photos: Tom Hogan/360 Promotions

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The Final Press Conference for the final HBO boxing telecast was held today in Los Angeles ahead of this Saturday’s world championship boxing event at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

Click for photos and quotes from the participants.

Photos: Tom Hogan/360 Promotions The Final Press Conference for the final HBO boxing telecast was held today in Los Angeles ahead of this Saturday’s world championship boxing event at the…
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Weights from Puerto Rico

Jeyvier Cintrón 115 vs. Marvin Solano 115
(WBO Latino super flyweight title)

Víctor Bisbal 253 vs. Edson Roberto Dos Santos 212
(WBO Latino Heavyweight title)

Calyton Laurent Jr. 289 vs. Kenny Cruz Carrasquillo 229
Pablo De Jesús 160 vs. Ronald Quintana 159
David Reyes 111 vs. Raymond Roig Méndez 112
Alfredo Cruz 120 vs. Kenny Julián Agosto 122

Venue: Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions/Spartan Boxing
TV: Facebook live/WAPA Deportes next week

Jeyvier Cintrón 115 vs. Marvin Solano 115 (WBO Latino super flyweight title) Víctor Bisbal 253 vs. Edson Roberto Dos Santos 212 (WBO Latino Heavyweight title) Calyton Laurent Jr. 289 vs.…
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Weights from Philadelphia

Brandon Robinson 168.1 vs. Kalvin Henderson 166.4
Paul Koon 237.4 vs. Cade Rodriguez 293.9
Romuel Cruz 122 vs. Hugo Rodriguez 120.9
Isaiah Wise 155.9 vs. Andy Gonzales 151.6
James Brenadin 139.5 vs. Sheldon Deverteuil 137.1
Travis Toledo 173.3 vs. Ronnie Lawrence 174.4

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions
Stream: King’s Boxing Facebook Page

Brandon Robinson 168.1 vs. Kalvin Henderson 166.4 Paul Koon 237.4 vs. Cade Rodriguez 293.9 Romuel Cruz 122 vs. Hugo Rodriguez 120.9 Isaiah Wise 155.9 vs. Andy Gonzales 151.6 James Brenadin…
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Weights from Mexico City

Antonio “Toño” Moran 138 vs. Alex “El Gato” Zuñiga 139*
Zuniga is a late sub as Edson Ramirez became ill

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Adrian “Gato” Curiel 111 vs. Daniel “Torero” Romero 109
Giovani “Coloradito” Garcia 110 vs. Rene “El Chulo” Santiago 109
Daniel “Tanquesito” Garcia 119 vs. Hector Garcia 117
Luis “Zurdo” Reyes 159 vs. Daniel “El Cruz” Navarro 157
Rogciano Guerrero 134 vs. Silvino “Moya” Hernandez 135
Marylyn Badillo 111 vs. Erika “La Fiera” Rodriguez 111

Venue: Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Producciones Deportivas
TV: Telemundo

Antonio “Toño” Moran 138 vs. Alex “El Gato” Zuñiga 139* Zuniga is a late sub as Edson Ramirez became ill Adrian “Gato” Curiel 111 vs. Daniel “Torero” Romero 109 Giovani…
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Festival of Talent in Hermosillo

2M Promotions will present a boxing event billed as “Festival de Talentos” on Friday, December 21 at the Gimnasio Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Mexico.

In the featured bout, bantamweight “Tornadito” Roberto Sánchez (17-2, 11 KOs) takes on Cruz “Duro” Peñuelas (9-4-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round clash. Roberto is the younger brother of the late former world champion David “Tornado” Sanchez. In his most recent bout in September, Sánchez was defeated in a war by former world champion Pedro Guevara. Continue reading “Festival of Talent in Hermosillo”

2M Promotions will present a boxing event billed as “Festival de Talentos” on Friday, December 21 at the Gimnasio Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Mexico. In the featured bout, bantamweight “Tornadito” Roberto…
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Mayweather vs. Tenshin Rules Revealed

Undefeated boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will battle in a special exhibition fight on New Year’s Eve from Saitama Prefecture Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The fight will be based on the following rules and regulations:

– Three minutes per round for three rounds
– Straight boxing rules
– Both will wear either RIZIN 8 ounce gloves
– Weight: 147lbs/67.7kg
– No judges
– This will be full contact competition, but the bout is not going on boxing or MMA records

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Undefeated boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will battle in a special exhibition fight on New Year’s Eve from Saitama Prefecture Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The…
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Loma-Pedraza/Dogboe-Navarrete Final Presser

WBA lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and WBO lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza exchanged pleasantries on a brisk New York afternoon two days before their title unification tilt, Saturday evening at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).

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In the co-feature, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe will make the second defense of his WBO junior featherweight world title against Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete. Dogboe snatched the title from Jessie Magdaleno back in April and defended it Aug. 25 with a first-round knockout over Hidenori Otake.

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Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from Madison Square Garden’s Chase Square.

Continue reading “Loma-Pedraza/Dogboe-Navarrete Final Presser”

WBA lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and WBO lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza exchanged pleasantries on a brisk New York afternoon two days before their title unification tilt, Saturday evening at the…
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Cyborg to take ring walk with Shields

Two of the baddest ladies on the planet will be side-by-side Saturday night when UFC Superstar Champion Cris Cyborg walks 2x US Olympic gold medal winner and current WBC/WBA/IBF Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields into the ring for T-Rex’s fight versus 168-lb champion Femke Hermans Saturday night live on HBO from Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA. Continue reading “Cyborg to take ring walk with Shields”

Two of the baddest ladies on the planet will be side-by-side Saturday night when UFC Superstar Champion Cris Cyborg walks 2x US Olympic gold medal winner and current WBC/WBA/IBF Middleweight…
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New opponent for Hrgovic, ‘Kingpin’

Heavyweight Filip Hrgović (6-0, 5 KOs) has a new opponent set for his showdown on Saturday at the KC Drazen Petrovic with former world title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (32-11-1, 16 KOs) replacing Ytalo Perea. Perea was due to arrive in Zagreb on Tuesday, but did not make his scheduled connection from Bogota. Later, it became apparent, despite previous assurances, that he did not possess the necessary documents to travel.

With no time to spare, the call went out for a suitable replacement, and Johnson, currently based in Germany, where he recorded a knockout win last Saturday, was placed on standby earlier this week and arrived in Zagreb today. Continue reading “New opponent for Hrgovic, ‘Kingpin’”

Heavyweight Filip Hrgović (6-0, 5 KOs) has a new opponent set for his showdown on Saturday at the KC Drazen Petrovic with former world title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (32-11-1,…
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Hohjahon Ergashev’s road to the world title

Undefeated WBA International Champion Shohjahon Ergashev is getting ready to finish out the year in strong fashion as he prepares for his next fight December 14th in Krasnodar, Russia. Get a behind the scenes look at his journey to the top starting at Kronk Gym in Detroit.

Undefeated WBA International Champion Shohjahon Ergashev is getting ready to finish out the year in strong fashion as he prepares for his next fight December 14th in Krasnodar, Russia. Get…
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Moran returns on Telemundo Friday

Antonio “Tono” Moran (23-3, 16 KOs) will look to get his career back on track Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. Moran will return to action in a 10 round main event looking to reclaim his WBO Latino lightweight title.

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Photo: Pablo Lozano Reyes

Moran valiantly dropped a decision to current world champion Jose Pedraza in his last fight. Pedraza was not a world champion when they fought but went on to win his present world title in his very next fight. Continue reading “Moran returns on Telemundo Friday”

Antonio “Tono” Moran (23-3, 16 KOs) will look to get his career back on track Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. Moran will return to action in…
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Unbeaten Zorrilla returns Saturday

Unbeaten and top prospect Danielito Zorrilla (9-0, 8KOs) will be back in the ring and performing in front of his hometown fans at the Antonio R. Barceló Coliseum in Toa Baja this next Saturday, December 8 to face the dangerous Ryan Pino (8-3, 4KOs) during the main bout of the hit series “DIRECTV Boxing Nights “, which is broadcast exclusively on OnDIRECTV channel 161 presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment. Continue reading “Unbeaten Zorrilla returns Saturday”

Unbeaten and top prospect Danielito Zorrilla (9-0, 8KOs) will be back in the ring and performing in front of his hometown fans at the Antonio R. Barceló Coliseum in Toa…
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