It’s all about levels warns Frampton

WBO interim featherweight champion Carl Frampton insists Luke Jackson will regret his trash talk when they finally meet in the ring in Belfast on Saturday. The Australian (16-0) has blasted Frampton in the build up ahead of their world title clash at Windsor Park. Jackson has claimed Frampton is past his best, looking heavy in the gym and been critical of the Belfast man’s amateur pedigree.

“He can say what he wants, but he has never boxed at the level I have boxed at,” snapped Frampton (25-1). “We talk about levels in this game and there are different levels. I have boxed at a very high level for a long time. This is the first time he has mixed it at a high level and he is not going to be able to cope, especially coming to Belfast. Continue reading “It’s all about levels warns Frampton”

WBO interim featherweight champion Carl Frampton insists Luke Jackson will regret his trash talk when they finally meet in the ring in Belfast on Saturday. The Australian (16-0) has blasted…
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BJ Flores comments on world title loss

Heavyweight BJ Flores posted a message for fight fans on his Facebook page following his loss to Trevor Bryan for the World Boxing Association (WBA) interim heavyweight title on Saturday night in Phoenix.

“I want to thank everyone for coming out last night and supporting me. Things did not go our way and I give a full credit to Trevor a Bryan for doing what he had to do and making the fight difficult for me. I gave my best effort and got caught with a good shot in the second round. I was unable to see clearly and my only chance was to try and catch him with something Coming in as I wasn’t able to see clearly in the outside. I caught him with some good shots, but he did what he had to do to secure the victory. Full credit and I wish Trevor the best in his bright future. I want to sincerely express my gratitude for all the support I felt last night. Things didn’t go our way. Life goes on and I will always remember my opportunity to fight for a heavyweight title.”

Heavyweight BJ Flores posted a message for fight fans on his Facebook page following his loss to Trevor Bryan for the World Boxing Association (WBA) interim heavyweight title on Saturday…
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JoJo Diaz still wants big fights at 126lbs

“We won, but unfortunately I don’t get to come home a world champion because of weight issues,” said Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr., who defeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Jesus Rojas Saturday night but was ineligible to claim Rojas’ belt after missing weight by a half pound.

“I switched my diet this camp because I feel like my body has been changing, and I did something I never usually do to try to make weight. That is what made my body respond in a scary way with arm tingling and just feeling super fatigued. If the opportunity comes, I still want a fight at 126 pounds with any of the big guys, but if that doesn’t happen I wouldn’t be opposed to moving up to 130. Rojas came to fight. I don’t think people expected for this to be a tough fight, but it was. I would be willing to get a rematch with him.”

“We won, but unfortunately I don’t get to come home a world champion because of weight issues,” said Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr., who defeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion…
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Dib, Dessaix, Jerkic victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Gold Coast-based super featherweight Billel “Baby Face” Dib (22-3, 10 KOs) clearly outscored Bruno Vifuaviwili (21-2-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds at Seagulls Rugby League Club, Tweed Heads, NSW on Saturday. Dib, a cousin of former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib, controlled the rounds connecting with accurate head and body shots. Vifuaviwili had trouble landing his blows on the fleet-footed Dib who won by scores Ian Batty 100-90, Natasha Chapman 100-90, Kristen Perrin 98-92.

Dib had lost a decision to Vifuaviwilli in March, but in this bout Dib showed he is improving under trainer two-time WBC light heavyweight challenger Paul Briggs. Dib defeated Carlos Padilla but lost to Yuandale Evans in USA contests in 2016 and 2017. He has a law practice on the Gold Coast. Continue reading “Dib, Dessaix, Jerkic victorious”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Gold Coast-based super featherweight Billel “Baby Face” Dib (22-3, 10 KOs) clearly outscored Bruno Vifuaviwili (21-2-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds at Seagulls…
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Bryan wins WBA interim heavyweight title

Undefeated heavyweight Trevor Bryan (20-0, 14 KOs) defeated B.J. Flores (34-4-1, 21 KOs) in a clash for the World Boxing Association (WBA) interim heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, AZ. According to longtime AZ boxing writer Norm Frauenheim, Bryan won by TKO4 with Flores down six times. More to come…

Undefeated heavyweight Trevor Bryan (20-0, 14 KOs) defeated B.J. Flores (34-4-1, 21 KOs) in a clash for the World Boxing Association (WBA) interim heavyweight title on Saturday night at the…
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Nava victorious in comeback fight

Former world champion Jackie Nava (34-4-3, 15 KOs) gave a boxing lesson to Alys Sánchez (15-5-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night, successfully returning to the ring after 18 months. The bout ended when Sanchez didn’t come out for round eight at the Arena Mexico City.
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“My body responded well,” said the 38-year-old Nava. “I felt really good and I want to improve in my next fight, which hopefully will be Mariana (Juarez). This is what the public asks for and I want that fight!”

WBC bantamweight champion Mariana “Barby” Juarez (50-9-4, 18 KOs) did her part to set up a showdown with Nava. “Barby” retained her title by ten round unanimous decision over Terumi Nuki (10-4, 7 KOs). Scores were 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92.

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Former world champion Jackie Nava (34-4-3, 15 KOs) gave a boxing lesson to Alys Sánchez (15-5-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night, successfully returning to the ring after 18 months. The…
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Diaz wins decision, but Rojas retains belt

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBA world featherweight champion Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas (26-2-2, 19 KOs) lost a twelve round unanimous decision against Joseph Diaz Jr. (27-1, 14 KOs) of South El Monte, California on Saturday night at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California in the inaugural edition of Golden Boy Fight Night live on Facebook.

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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

The bout was originally scheduled to be for Rojas’s WBA featherweight belt, however, Diaz’s failure to make the featherweight limit forced the bout to become a non-title affair and Rojas retains the world title despite the loss. Continue reading “Diaz wins decision, but Rojas retains belt”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA world featherweight champion Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas (26-2-2, 19 KOs) lost a twelve round unanimous decision against Joseph Diaz Jr. (27-1, 14 KOs) of…
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Webster stops Sherrington in eight

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

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Glassboro, NJ super middleweight Derrick Webster, 27-1, 14 KOs, knocked down Australian Les Sherrington, 37-11, 21 KOs, twice in round eight and scored a TKO at 1:32 of the same round. Webster dominated the dull bout and closed the show when he finally got Sherrington in trouble. The eight bout show was promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions.

Local lightweight Branden Pizarro, Philadelphia, 11-1, 5 KOs, dropped Hector Marengo of Puerto Rico, 7-13-4, 4 KOs, once in round one and again in round two, en route to a second round TKO. After Marengo hit the canvas in the second, referee Steve Smoger immediately stopped the fight. The time was 1:32. Continue reading “Webster stops Sherrington in eight”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Glassboro, NJ super middleweight Derrick Webster, 27-1, 14 KOs, knocked down Australian Les Sherrington, 37-11, 21 KOs, twice in round eight…
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Tatli, Helenius victorious

The EBU lightweight championship fight between Edis Tatli (31–2) and Frank Urquiaga (12–1) turned out to be a war. It was an action-packed fight with both boxers landing hard shots and neither one giving up an inch.

Urquiaga started the fight aggressively but had trouble getting through the taller Tatli’s jab. By the second round Urquiaga’s right eye was starting to swell. In the second round Urquiaga got Tatli on the ropes, but his combination left the champion smiling. Continue reading “Tatli, Helenius victorious”

The EBU lightweight championship fight between Edis Tatli (31–2) and Frank Urquiaga (12–1) turned out to be a war. It was an action-packed fight with both boxers landing hard shots…
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Jeffrey wins in comeback bout

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with The New Mexican Promotions, brought another exciting night of boxing to Club Amazura on Friday, with former super featherweight titleholder Ronica Jeffrey (16-1, 1 KO) thrilling a packed house with a unanimous decision victory over Gabriella Mezei (8-15-3, 2 KOs) in the main event. Continue reading “Jeffrey wins in comeback bout”

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with The New Mexican Promotions, brought another exciting night of boxing to Club Amazura on Friday, with former super featherweight titleholder Ronica Jeffrey (16-1,…
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Campbell wins vacant SA supermiddle title

By Ron Jackson

Rowan Campbell outhustled Renson Hobyani to win the vacant South African super-middleweight title on a unanimous 12 round points decision at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Friday night.

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Judges Ben Ncapayi and Tony Nyangiwe scored it a rather close 114-113 and 115-113 whilst judge Neville Hotz was closer to mark with a scorecard of 116-111. Continue reading “Campbell wins vacant SA supermiddle title”

By Ron Jackson Rowan Campbell outhustled Renson Hobyani to win the vacant South African super-middleweight title on a unanimous 12 round points decision at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on…
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Obara regains WBO AP 147lb belt from Lagumbay

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former WBO Asia Pacific welterweight champ Keita Obara’s forfeiture of his regional belt was like a nightmare, where a typical double knockdown happened with Obara staying temporarily flat to be unable to resume fighting but Filipino challenger Alvin Lagumbay regaining his feet earliest to wrest the belt via second round demolition this April.
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In their grudge fight Obara (20-3-1, 18 KOs), 147, impressively regained his title as he this time respected the awesome power of WBC#15 Lagumbay (10-3, 9 KOs), 145.5, carefully outboxed and finally decked the Filipino champ twice to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:08 of the third round in a scheduled twelve on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Obara regains WBO AP 147lb belt from Lagumbay”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former WBO Asia Pacific welterweight champ Keita Obara’s forfeiture of his regional belt was like a nightmare, where a typical double knockdown happened…
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Torres, Lebron, Velazquez victorious

Photos: Marcos Mejias Ortiz/PRBBP

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Unbeaten welterweight Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres (12-0, 8 KOs) won by TKO at 2:30 of the second round when the referee stopped his bout against Travis Castellón (16-2-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

In an all-action bout, welterweight Bernard “Bimbo” Lebrón (10-1, 4 KOs) won by eight round unanimous decision over Antonio Sánchez (5-5-2, 3 KOs). Sánchez was down one time in the sixth round and that made the difference as the scores were 76-75, 76-75, 76-75.

In the upset of the night, unheralded welterweight Winston Velázquez (26-33-2, 15 KOs) sent previously unbeaten Jose “Chino” Lopez (11-1, 9 KOs) two times to the canvas to beat him by TKO at 2:59 of the second round.

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Photos: Marcos Mejias Ortiz/PRBBP Unbeaten welterweight Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres (12-0, 8 KOs) won by TKO at 2:30 of the second round when the referee stopped his bout against Travis…
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Espinoza demolishes Lozano in two

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Scott Foster

Big-punching bantamweight Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs impressively dethroned WBO Latin champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (15-5, 11 KOs) in two savage rounds Friday night at the Brian Glazer JCC ballroom in Tampa, Florida.
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Espinoza dropped Lozano twice in round two and the bout was waved off. Lozano entered rated WBO #4 and was tapped as a replacement fighter for the upcoming WBSS bantamweight tourney.

Unbeaten bantamweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (19-0-3, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Jose Nieves (22-5-3, 11 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

Featherweight Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (15-0, 10 KOs) knocked out veteran Luis Hinojosa (31-15, 18 KOs) in round two. A hook to the body put Hinojosa down for the count. Time was 1:45. Continue reading “Espinoza demolishes Lozano in two”

By Karl Freitag Photos: Scott Foster Big-punching bantamweight Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs impressively dethroned WBO Latin champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (15-5, 11 KOs) in two savage rounds Friday…
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LA Fight Club: Sanchez stops Martin

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Featherweight Emilio Sanchez (17-1, 12 KOs) of Pacoima, California returned to the ring with a fifth round stoppage over San Diego’s Christopher Martin (30-10-3, 10 KOs) of San Diego, Friday night at the Belcaso Theater in downtown Los Angeles in the LA Fight Club main event.
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Fighting on the inside in round three, Sanchez connected Martin with a right uppercut staggering him and sending him to the canvas as he got up and finished the round. The following round, Sanchez continued to stay on top connecting with big punches as Martin’s left eye began to shut. Sanchez was all over Martin in the fifth as the left eye began to worsen. Referee Jack Reiss waved the bout at the end of the fifth. Continue reading “LA Fight Club: Sanchez stops Martin”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Featherweight Emilio Sanchez (17-1, 12 KOs) of Pacoima, California returned to the ring with a fifth round…
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Crawley-Garcia battle to a draw

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobbs Jr.

In the main event, Dominican Ricardo Garcia, 14-3-1, 9 KOs, and North Philly’s Tyrone Crawley Jr., 7-1-1, fought to an eight round draw in their junior welterweight fight for the WBF title belt on Friday night at Philadelphia’s Sugar House Casino.
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Garcia had the edge on my scorecard, but only led on one of the official tallies after eight rounds. The other two judges had the fight 76-76, making the result a majority draw. The nine bout card was promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions.

In the co-feature bout, Eric Moon, 8-1, 6 KOs, came from Marietta, GA and upset Philly’s Christopher Brooker, 13-6, 5 KOs, in their eight round super middleweight fight. The action was two-way, but Moon landed the more telling blows, hurting Brooker more than once. Moon built an early lead and stayed ahead when Brooker stepped on the gas late in the bout. Moon captured the decision by scores of 78-74 and 77-75 twice. Continue reading “Crawley-Garcia battle to a draw”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobbs Jr. In the main event, Dominican Ricardo Garcia, 14-3-1, 9 KOs, and North Philly’s Tyrone Crawley Jr., 7-1-1, fought to an eight…
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Rojas makes weight, Diaz overweight

Jesus Rojas 125.8 vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. 126.6
(WBA featherweight title)

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Note: Diaz is unable to take advantage of his second world title opportunity in three months. JoJo stripped naked but was .8 lbs. heavy and looked gaunt. He can back later but still weighed 126.6 lbs., therefore Diaz cannot win the title in Saturday’s fight.

Other Weights:
Damon Allen 139.2 vs. Jonathan Navarro 139.8
Ferdinand Kerobyan 155.6 vs. Jose Rivera 155.4
Aaron McKenna 146 vs. Rolando Mendivil 144
Jose Freddie Vargas 123 vs. Leonardo Reyes 120.6

Venue: The Avalon, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook

Jesus Rojas 125.8 vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. 126.6 (WBA featherweight title) Note: Diaz is unable to take advantage of his second world title opportunity in three months. JoJo stripped…
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Weights from Mexico City

Jackie Nava 120.6 vs. Alys Sánchez 120.5

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Mariana “Barby” Juarez 117.9 vs. Terumi Nuki 116.8
(WBC fmale bantamweight title)
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Dewayne Beamon 115.8 vs. Martín Tecuapetla 117.5
Adrián Pacheco 127.8 vs. Daniel Rojas 131.1
Julio César Martínez 112 vs. Juan López 110.2
Joel Sánchez 109.1 vs. Luis Guadalupe 109.3

Venue: Arena Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Jackie Nava 120.6 vs. Alys Sánchez 120.5 Mariana “Barby” Juarez 117.9 vs. Terumi Nuki 116.8 (WBC fmale bantamweight title) Dewayne Beamon 115.8 vs. Martín Tecuapetla 117.5 Adrián Pacheco 127.8 vs.…
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Charr-Oquendo is still on for Sept 29

Promoter Don King’s claim that the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight championship fight between pitting champion Manuel Charr and challenger Fres Oquendo is currently in limbo while the parties litigate, has been denied by boxing attorney Pat English, who represents Manuel Charr.

“There is no litigation between the Charr and Oquendo camps and that bout is firmly scheduled for September 29,” said English. Charr-Oquendo is scheduled for September 29 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Tickets are on sale now.

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Promoter Don King’s claim that the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight championship fight between pitting champion Manuel Charr and challenger Fres Oquendo is currently in limbo while the parties litigate,…
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European Updates

Yesterday in late morning at EBU offices in Rome, Italy, Chris Sanigar Promotions presented a huge offer to guarantee his company the right to stage the fight between flyweight sensation Andrew Selby (10-0, 5 KOs), in mandatory position, with European champion Vincent Legrand (27-0, 16 KOs), who is at the first defense of his second reign as continental belt holder. Sanigar, the only bidder, put in the envelope 46,200 Euros – a noteworthy sum referred to the lightest weight class in Europe, which would guarantee the champion a 60% share of 27,720 Euros, with Selby banking the remaining 18,480 Euros. Continue reading “European Updates”

Yesterday in late morning at EBU offices in Rome, Italy, Chris Sanigar Promotions presented a huge offer to guarantee his company the right to stage the fight between flyweight sensation…
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Flores-Bryan upgraded to heavyweight title fight

WBA interim heavyweight world title at stake

Update: Organizers of the Charr-Oquendo fight deny there are problems with that bout going ahead as scheduled on September 29 in Cologne, Germany.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) interim heavyweight championship will now be on the line Saturday night when undefeated Trevor Bryan (19-0, 13 KOs) and B.J. Flores (34-3-1, 21 KOs) square off at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, AZ, it was announced by promoter Don King. The interim title was approved since the pending WBA heavyweight championship pitting Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo is currently in litigation. That fight is tentatively scheduled for September 29, but the courts will decide if the bout actually moves forward. Continue reading “Flores-Bryan upgraded to heavyweight title fight”

WBA interim heavyweight world title at stake Update: Organizers of the Charr-Oquendo fight deny there are problems with that bout going ahead as scheduled on September 29 in Cologne, Germany.…
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Chocolatito Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Román “Chocolatito” González is training at the Caballero family gym in Coachella, California with conditioning coach Alfredo Corrales. His new trainer Gustavo Herrera, who was previously with him at the beginning of his career, remains in Nicaragua with the WBC flyweight champion Cristofer González, who will defend against Paddy Barnes next weekend in Northern Ireland.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Román “Chocolatito” González is training at the Caballero family gym in Coachella, California with conditioning coach Alfredo Corrales. His new trainer Gustavo Herrera,…
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Minamoto keeps Japanese 126lb belt in gruelling game

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Game and gutsy Taiki Minamoto (16-5, 13 KOs), 126, barely kept his Japanese featherweight belt as he came off the canvas from a bad knockdown in round three, patiently fought back and finally dropped JBC#3 Tatsuya Otsubo (12-9, 4 KOs), 126, with a furious retaliation, halting him at 2:24 of the ninth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
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The determined challenger, energetic and effective, was ahead on points after the fifth round on open scoring system: 48-46 on all cards. From the fourth round on, however, Minamoto collected back a point in every round to weaken the still pugnacious challenger. The champ’s incessant combo finally caught up with him, decking him to the floor, which prompted the referee’s well-received intervention.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Game and gutsy Taiki Minamoto (16-5, 13 KOs), 126, barely kept his Japanese featherweight belt as he came off the canvas from a…
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Big Baby: You cannot sleep on Adamek

Video, report by Przemek Garczarczyk

“There’s nothing personal. It’s just business. No bad blood, I grew up watching him a couple of times in the Prudential Center. It is what it is. We will crack some jokes along the way but on October 6, I have to put his lights out…I’m a heavyweight who fights like a cruiserweight. I’m light on my feet and throwing a lot of punches – and I’m looking for a knockout in this fight. It all favors me, but I will work hard, like for everybody else, like this is a title shot and try to make it an early night. But…hell no, I will not take him lightly. Fights are happening all the time when bigger guys sleep on smaller guys, because they’re smaller stature – but they are big in heart. Adamek is a two time, two division world champion. You cannot sleep on this guy.”

Always telling how it is, heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller (22-0, 18 KO) spoke to Fightnews.com about his October 6 DAZN USA and Matchroom Boxing USA inaugural bout in Chicago against former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, and heavyweight title contender Tomasz Adamek (53-5, 31 KO).

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