James annihilates Montes in two

WBA #3, WBC #11 welterweight contender Jamal James (24-1, 11 KOs) returned to action in his hometown with an impressive second round KO over Mahonry Montes (35-8-1, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A body shot put Montes down for the count. Time was 2:58.

James Vs Montes
Photo: Brian Schroeder / Premier Boxing Champions

“I feel like I’m ready for the elite welterweights and tonight proved it again,” said James. “I’m going to keep working hard and taking down anyone they put in front of me. It’s time for me to make my mark in the division.”

In the co-feature, former middleweight title challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (23-3, 6 KOs) schooled late sub Javier Maciel (33-7, 23 KOs) over ten uneventful rounds. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. Continue reading “James annihilates Montes in two”

WBA #3, WBC #11 welterweight contender Jamal James (24-1, 11 KOs) returned to action in his hometown with an impressive second round KO over Mahonry Montes (35-8-1, 24 KOs) on…
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Beltran, Pedraza, Dogboe, Otake all make weight

Ray Beltran 134.6 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.4
(WBO lightweight title)

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Isaac Dogboe 121 vs. Hidenori Otake 121.4
(WBO super bantamweight title)⁦
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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Mikaela Mayer 129.4 vs. Edina Kiss 128.6
Arnold Barboza Jr. 141.6 vs. Luis Solis 142
Antonio Lozada Jr. 137 vs. Hector Ambriz 136.6
Francisco De Vaca 124.4 vs. Jesus Serrano 126.8
Carlos Castro 121.4 vs. Diuhl Olguin 121.2
Robson Conceicao 129.8 vs. Edgar Cantu 129
Trevor McCumby 172.4 vs. Jessie Nicklow 169.8
Sagadat Rakhmankul 150 vs. Christian Aguirre 151.2
Breenan Macias 116.6 vs. Philip Adyaka 118.4

Venue: Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

Ray Beltran 134.6 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.4 (WBO lightweight title) Isaac Dogboe 121 vs. Hidenori Otake 121.4 (WBO super bantamweight title)⁦ Mikaela Mayer 129.4 vs. Edina Kiss 128.6 Arnold Barboza…
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Ormond tops Ashie in Glasgow

Former WBO Euro lightweight beltholder Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (26-5, 13 KOs) scored a razor-thin ten round decision over WBO #14-ranked George Ashie (28-5-1, 20 KOs) on Friday night at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. The score was 95-94 for Ormond.

Former WBO Euro lightweight beltholder Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (26-5, 13 KOs) scored a razor-thin ten round decision over WBO #14-ranked George Ashie (28-5-1, 20 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Weights from Mexico City

Innocente Weighin
Ramón Álvarez 158.2 vs. Nicolás Luque Palacios 159
Sergio Chirino Jr. 128 vs. Mauricio Lara 127
Jasseth Noriega 119 vs. Margarita Ángeles 119
Joel Córdoba 117.5 vs. Aldo Cedeño 117.5
Luis Fernando Robles 120 vs. Fernando Curiel 120

Venue: Deportivo de Trabajadores del Metro, Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico), beIN Sports Espanol (USA)

Ramón Álvarez 158.2 vs. Nicolás Luque Palacios 159 Sergio Chirino Jr. 128 vs. Mauricio Lara 127 Jasseth Noriega 119 vs. Margarita Ángeles 119 Joel Córdoba 117.5 vs. Aldo Cedeño 117.5…
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Long Island locals clash Sept 21

On September 21st, “Rockin’ Fights” 32 is poised to have The Paramount in Huntington, NY, rocking as two local super lightweights fight for the ABO intercontinental title. Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez (16-1-1, 6 KOs) will look to make his ninth consecutive win at The Paramount against Johnny “The Hitman” Hernandez (9-3, 1 KO), who is no stranger to The Paramount either, having fought at the venue ten times over his career.

“This is what makes Boxing so special,” said promoter Joe DeGuarida. “Two local fighters, fighting in front of a packed arena of hometown fans. A win for either Danny or Johnny is a major step towards the ultimate goal of moving on for a world title chance, but both are winners for being able to compete in a fight like this. “Rockin’ Fights” always brings a great crowd, and on September 21st, the fans will get to see another truly special night.”

On September 21st, “Rockin’ Fights” 32 is poised to have The Paramount in Huntington, NY, rocking as two local super lightweights fight for the ABO intercontinental title. Danny “El Gallo”…
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Tevin Farmer opponent confirmed

Tevin Farmer will defend his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against James Tennyson at the TD Garden in Boston on October 20, live on DAZN. Farmer landed the title with a landslide points win in Billy Dib’s Australian backyard in August, gaining redemption in the process after missing out on the crown in a controversial split decision loss against Kenichi Ogawa in Las Vegas in December.

The Philadelphian ace puts the belt on the line for the first time against Tennyson in Boston on a stacked bill, with the dangerous Irish puncher fresh from ripping the European title from Martin J. Ward with a stunning stoppage win from off the canvas in London in May. Continue reading “Tevin Farmer opponent confirmed”

Tevin Farmer will defend his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against James Tennyson at the TD Garden in Boston on October 20, live on DAZN. Farmer landed the title with a…
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Akhmadaliev wins WBA IC belt, keeps streak going

Before a sold-out crowd of 1,242 on Thursday evening, Uzbekistan’s 2012 Olympian Bronze medal winner Murodjon Akhmadaliev stopped Chilean’s Ramon Contreras with a vicious shot to the liver at 1:20 of the first round to win the WBA intercontinental super bantamweight championship on Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. In what was a very competitive first minute, Contreras (15-7, 6 KOs) was mixing it up before a big left hook caught the Chilean, who then dropped to the canvas and was counted out by referee Thomas Taylor. Akhmadaliev now goes to 4-0, 3 KOs. Fight Club OC returns to The Hangar on Thursday, October 11th.

Before a sold-out crowd of 1,242 on Thursday evening, Uzbekistan’s 2012 Olympian Bronze medal winner Murodjon Akhmadaliev stopped Chilean’s Ramon Contreras with a vicious shot to the liver at 1:20…
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Canelo willing and ready

By Hesiquio Balderas

Saul Alvarez has been taking his preparation for his tie-breaker fight with Gennady Golovkin very seriously, approaching every detail with responsibility as he always does. Canelo is well known for his discipline, his hard work and his willingness to learn every day in the gym.

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“Canelo is focusing in this fight like never before, he’s been doing a tremendous job with Eddy and Chepo Reynoso, he’s been fulfilling his commitment with the media, everything is on schedule,” commented Ramiro Gonzalez PR Director of Golden Boy Promotions to Fightnews.com®.

“Saul knows that every fight now is a huge fight, he knows what’s at stake and this very well could be the fight of the year,” said Gonzalez. Continue reading “Canelo willing and ready”

By Hesiquio Balderas Saul Alvarez has been taking his preparation for his tie-breaker fight with Gennady Golovkin very seriously, approaching every detail with responsibility as he always does. Canelo is…
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Dawejko says Olympian Joe Joyce ducked him

After being stepped over as Joe Joyce’s next opponent, Philadelphia fan favorite Joey Dawejko is calling out the highly touted UK-based heavyweight for taking the easy road. Since turning professional, Joyce, the outspoken 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight silver medal winner and now Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight champion, has made a habit of publicly calling out the division’s top contenders and champions.

Dawejko (19-5-4, 11 KOs) says he was offered and accepted the opportunity to face Joyce (5-0, 5 KOs) on the undercard of former welterweight champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter’s Saturday, September 8, showdown at the Barclays Center – only to find out Joyce had instead chosen to face Ohio’s Devin Vargas. Continue reading “Dawejko says Olympian Joe Joyce ducked him”

After being stepped over as Joe Joyce’s next opponent, Philadelphia fan favorite Joey Dawejko is calling out the highly touted UK-based heavyweight for taking the easy road. Since turning professional,…
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World-ranked Bryan De Gracia stops Edinson Torres

By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian World ranked featherweight Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (24-1-1, 20 KOs) dominated Venezuelan Edinson “El Guapito” Torres Jr. (10-1, 6 KOs) and won by TKO at 1:58 of round four in the main event of the “Poder Fulminante” card presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo at Fantastic Casino in Albrook Mall, Panama.
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De Gracia, currently ranked by WBC #11, WBA #9 and IBF #13 put pressure on the previously undefeated Torres in every round of the scheduled ten, landing powerful body shots which sent his opponent to the canvas in round three and twice in round four when referee Gustavo Padilla decided to stop the uneven fight.

By Héctor Villarreal Panamanian World ranked featherweight Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (24-1-1, 20 KOs) dominated Venezuelan Edinson “El Guapito” Torres Jr. (10-1, 6 KOs) and won by TKO at…
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Rey Vargas Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated WBC super bantamweight world champion Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KOs) is on the mend after surgery on his left hand and expects to be back in the ring by the end of the year. Vargas says he’s recovering well and wants to defend his championship as soon as possible. “We are on schedule and that excites me because it means that I will return to the ring as soon as the medical team tells me to,” he said. Vargas is promoted by Promociones del Pueblo and trained by Hall of Famer Nacho Beristain.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Undefeated WBC super bantamweight world champion Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KOs) is on the mend after surgery on his left hand and expects to be back…
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Beltran-Pedraza/Dogboe-Otake Final Presser

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

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The stakes are high for WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran and challenger José “Sniper” Pedraza, with the winner expected to fight WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko later this year. Beltran and Pedraza met at the final press conference for the next edition of “Top Rank on ESPN”, which will take place Saturday evening at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

In the co-feature, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe will make the first defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against Japanese challenger Hidenori Otake. And, in a six-round super featherweight special attraction, 2016 U.S. Olympian Mikaela Mayer will make her long-awaited ESPN network debut against former world title challenger Edina Kiss. Continue reading “Beltran-Pedraza/Dogboe-Otake Final Presser”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank The stakes are high for WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran and challenger José “Sniper” Pedraza, with the winner expected to fight WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy…
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WBC presents special GGG-Canelo 2 belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday in Mexico City, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman unveiled the new special belt that will be presented to the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez 2 fight on September 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Photo: Alma Montiel

The belt was made in Chiapas and has taken about three months to complete. The inscribed words “Majbanéj-Maya,” from the Tzotzil language, meaning “Mayan Warrior.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Thursday in Mexico City, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman unveiled the new special belt that will be presented to the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez 2 fight…
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Ortiz-Molina clash Sept 30 on FS1

Former welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz meets former title challenger John Molina Jr. on Sunday, September 30 in the 12-round main event on FS1 from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) is coming off a majority draw against Devon Alexander in February. Molina (30-7, 24 KOs) in his last fight scored a fourth round TKO victory over Ivan Redkach. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Ringstar Sports, go on sale tomorrow, August 24 at 12 p.m. PT.

Former welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz meets former title challenger John Molina Jr. on Sunday, September 30 in the 12-round main event on FS1 from Citizens Business Bank Arena in…
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Tevin Farmer to defend on DAZN

Tevin Farmer has signed a multi-fight co-promotional deal with DiBella Entertainment and Matchroom Boxing USA. The newly crowned IBF super featherweight champion will make the first defense of his title live on DAZN in a bout to be announced this week. It is believed Farmer’s first defense will take place on October 20 at the TD Garden in Boston. IBF #7 rated James Tennyson (22-2, 18 KOs) is the rumored opponent. Continue reading “Tevin Farmer to defend on DAZN”

Tevin Farmer has signed a multi-fight co-promotional deal with DiBella Entertainment and Matchroom Boxing USA. The newly crowned IBF super featherweight champion will make the first defense of his title…
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Negrete-Franco collide October 4 on ESPN2

Golden Boy Promotions will bring boxing for the second time this year to the Orange County area as former world title challenger Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) defends his NABF 118-pound title against Joshua “The Professor” Franco (14-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event of an October 4 ESPN2 show at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.

In the co-main event, Daniel Zorrilla (7-0, 6 KOs) of the Miguel Cotto Promotions stable, will return in an eight-round 140-pound fight. Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (8-0, 8 KOs) will participate in a six-round super featherweight fight. Herbert “Ace” Acevedo (15-2, 6 KOs) will participate in an eight-round super lightweight battle.

Golden Boy Promotions will bring boxing for the second time this year to the Orange County area as former world title challenger Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) defends…
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Heavyweight Factory inks unbeaten welterweight

Kris Lawrence’s Heavyweight Factory Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated welterweight power puncher Derrieck Cuevas (17-0-1, 14 KOs) to a promotional contract. Cuevas, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is managed by Alex Troya, who facilitated the signing with Heavyweight Factory Director of Boxing Operations, Henry Rivalta.

“We are glad to have Derrieck join our family here at THF,” said Lawrence. “I feel he has great power and potential in the welterweight division. We have big plans for him and are happy to have added our first Puerto Rican to our stable since Daniel Santos. I wish him the best of luck and he will have our full support and backing.”

Cuevas’ first fight under the Heavyweight Factory banner is TBA.

Kris Lawrence’s Heavyweight Factory Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated welterweight power puncher Derrieck Cuevas (17-0-1, 14 KOs) to a promotional contract. Cuevas, from San Juan, Puerto…
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East Coast Officials selected for GGG-Canelo rematch

After the controversial scoring in their first bout, extra scrutiny was placed on the selection of officials for the September 15 rematch in Las Vegas between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

This time the Nevada Athletic Commission will only be using one Nevada official, judge Dave Moretti. Moretti also worked GGG-Canelo I, scoring it 115-113 for Golovkin.

The other two judges will be Steve Weisfeld (New Jersey) and Glenn Feldman (Connecticut). The referee will be Benjy Esteves Jr. (New Jersey).

After the controversial scoring in their first bout, extra scrutiny was placed on the selection of officials for the September 15 rematch in Las Vegas between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and…
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Danny Garcia talks about Shawn Porter clash

Welterweights Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter collide for the vacant WBC world championship of September 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Porter is known for being hyper aggressive and because of that, headbutts have been an issue in his fights. Danny Garcia commented on that.

“I got to go in there and fight my fight,” said Garcia. “I can’t go in there and basically get caught up in his fight. We have the right sparring partners, short guys around 5’6” using the head, who come forward. So me and my father got the perfect game plan to get away from the headbutt. So yes we have some tricks for that…I’m not really worried about his head. I just have to go in there and fight my fight.” Continue reading “Danny Garcia talks about Shawn Porter clash”

Welterweights Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter collide for the vacant WBC world championship of September 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Porter is known for being hyper aggressive and because…
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Weights from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

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Bryan De Gracia 125.25 vs Edinson Torres Jr. 125.75
Francisco Fonseca 130 vs Sandro Hernandez 130
Jaime Arboleda 131.75 vs Kenin Bethancourt 131.75
Yokasta Valle 107.75 vs Haydee Zapa 106
Carlos Ortega 106.5 vs Jesus Santos 107.5
Karla Mendoza 121.75 vs Teresa Almengor 122
William Vargas 126.25 vs Gilberth Rodriguez 125
Daniel Lezcano 121.5 vs Arnulfo Bejerano 124

Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
Venue: Fantastic Casino Albrook Mall
TV: NEXTV Channel 21

By Héctor Villarreal Bryan De Gracia 125.25 vs Edinson Torres Jr. 125.75 Francisco Fonseca 130 vs Sandro Hernandez 130 Jaime Arboleda 131.75 vs Kenin Bethancourt 131.75 Yokasta Valle 107.75 vs…
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Visa issues postpone WBC welter tourney

The Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions have announced that the Jose Sulaiman WBC World Invitational Tournament, scheduled to take place this Saturday, August 25th in Toronto, Canada, has been postponed due to visa issues.

“We were forced to make the very difficult decision late last night to postpone the event due to learning that, despite our best efforts, several of the tournament’s international fighters would not be granted visas to enter Canada,” explained Eric Bentley, COO of The Real Deal Boxing.

“While we worked tirelessly to resolve the issue down to the last possible minute, and we could have made arrangements to move forward with revised tournament bouts, it was very important to us that the 4 semi-finalists, Van Heerden, Lawson, Solomon and Santana, not lose the opportunity they rightfully earned by winning in the quarter-finals due to issues out of their control.” Continue reading “Visa issues postpone WBC welter tourney”

The Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions have announced that the Jose Sulaiman WBC World Invitational Tournament, scheduled to take place this Saturday, August 25th in Toronto, Canada, has…
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Fight Club OC Weights

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Murodjon Akhmadaliev 121.6 vs. Ramon Contreras 120.8
(WBA Intercontinential super bantamweight title)

Ian Butler 170.0 vs. Uinton McCottrell 169.2
Jose Casillas 119 vs. Ming Freeman 119.2
Richie Palomino 160.4 vs. Diego Peree 159.4
Raul Navarette 153.8 vs. Cameron Underhill 155

Venue: The Hangar, Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht
Doors at 6:30pm first bout 7:10pm PST
Tickets: www.socafights.com

Murodjon Akhmadaliev 121.6 vs. Ramon Contreras 120.8 (WBA Intercontinential super bantamweight title) Ian Butler 170.0 vs. Uinton McCottrell 169.2 Jose Casillas 119 vs. Ming Freeman 119.2 Richie Palomino 160.4 vs.…
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Beltran-Pedraza/Dogboe-Otake Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ray Beltran is returning home to defend his title, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe is looking to bring some lightning and thunder to the desert, and female prospect Mikaela Mayer is ready for her ESPN network debut. Beltran will defend the WBO lightweight title against former 130-pound champion José Pedraza, Dogboe will make the first defense of his WBO 122-pound world title against Hidenori Otake, and Mayer will face off against Edina Kiss in a six-round special attraction.
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Beltran-Pedraza, Dogboe-Otake, and Mayer-Kiss will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The entire undercard will stream on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m ET. Continue reading “Beltran-Pedraza/Dogboe-Otake Workout”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Ray Beltran is returning home to defend his title, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe is looking to bring some lightning and thunder to the desert, and female…
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Abel Sanchez: There have been no insults from our side

Gennady Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez discusses the perceived hostility toward him coming from Canelo Alvarez. “First of all, there have been no insults from our side,” Sanchez stated today on a conference call. “I have not insulted them in no way, shape or form. What I’ve said have been facts. I may have stated an opinion as far as me saying that he ran, but everything else is a fact. He tested positive. He is not the champion, Gennady Golovkin is the champion, was the champion going in, was the champion coming out. So everything that I’ve said has been the truth. If I’m lying about what I said, then I would need to explain it, but I have not insulted anybody. They’ve been the one with the insults.

Regarding Canelo calling him a pendejo, Sanchez said, “The insults have not come from our side. The insults have come from them, and it’s an obvious insult to me. They’re the ones that are lowering themselves to doing that way. Have I gotten into his head to be able to respond to me like that? There’s no reason for it, but that’s the character that I’ve been talking about, the man.” Continue reading “Abel Sanchez: There have been no insults from our side”

Gennady Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez discusses the perceived hostility toward him coming from Canelo Alvarez. “First of all, there have been no insults from our side,” Sanchez stated today on…
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Nietes, Palicte set for LA Meet & Greet

This Saturday, August 25, three-division world champion Donnie ‘The Snake’ Nietes and #2 world ranked contender ‘Mighty’ Aston Palicte will welcome boxing fans at the Filipino Community Center, 1740 Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Starting at 10AM, Nietes and Palicte will both be available for photos and autographs and will be joined on-site by promoter Tom Loeffler and event host Cynthia Conte. Two weeks later, Nietes and Palicte will battle for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Title on Saturday, September 8 at the “Fabulous” Forum and televised on HBO.

This Saturday, August 25, three-division world champion Donnie ‘The Snake’ Nietes and #2 world ranked contender ‘Mighty’ Aston Palicte will welcome boxing fans at the Filipino Community Center, 1740 Temple…
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