Doheny dethrones Iwasa in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Aussie TJ Doheny (20-0, 14 KOs), 122, captured the IBF junior featherweight belt as he kept throwing more blows despite a laceration on the right cheek and the swollen left eye, and was awarded a close but unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 117-112) over Japanese defending champ Ryosuke Iwasa (25-3, 16 KOs), 121.75, over twelve all-southpaw rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Aussie TJ Doheny (20-0, 14 KOs), 122, captured the IBF junior featherweight belt as he kept throwing more blows despite a laceration on the right cheek…
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Gallo Estrada Update

Two-division world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada is training at full steam at his high altitude camp in Jiquipilco, State of Mexico. Estrada takes on Felipe Orucuta September 8 in the headline “Superfly 3” bout at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Juan Francisco Estrada: “We can’t be complacent. Orucuta is a great fighter, very strong, very solid, very experienced, has also faced top fighters and surely will climb into the ring with the best preparation of his career, but we’ll go with our plan and with a great preparation. We can’t afford to lose because I want a rematch against Sor Rungvisai or against Chocolatito, so we must show that we are at the level of the best in the world. I know that against Orucuta be a tough, very demanding fight, but it will help me because then I can demand a world title shot!”

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Two-division world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada is training at full steam at his high altitude camp in Jiquipilco, State of Mexico. Estrada takes on Felipe Orucuta September 8 in…
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Hart aiming to get back in title picture

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Super middleweight contender Jesse “Hollywood” Hart (24-1, 20 KOs), who dropped a unanimous decision to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez last year for the WBO super middleweight title, will face Mike Gavronski (24-2-1, 15 KOs) in the 10-round ESPN co-feature on Saturday night at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With a win, he hopes to earn another shot at Ramirez.
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Jesse Hart: “The Atlantic City market is one of the best markets in the world because it’s so rich in boxing history. Mike Tyson fought Michael Spinks here. Before the market went to Las Vegas, it was all Atlantic City. This is boxing roots. This is boxing heritage.” Continue reading “Hart aiming to get back in title picture”

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Super middleweight contender Jesse “Hollywood” Hart (24-1, 20 KOs), who dropped a unanimous decision to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez last year for the WBO super middleweight title,…
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Iwasa, Doheny to collide today

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

IBF junior featherweight champion Ryosuke Iwasa, Japan, will put his belt on the line against unbeaten #1 contender TJ Doheny, from Australia, today (Thursday) in Tokyo, Japan. The weigh-in ceremony was held and both successfully made weight: Iwasa 121.75, Doheny 122-pound class limit.
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The IBF officials are as follows: referee Mario Gonzalez (Argentina); judges Jonathan Davis(US), Tony Marretta (Australia), Katsuhiro Nakamura (Japan); supervisor Anibal Miramontes (US). Continue reading “Iwasa, Doheny to collide today”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda IBF junior featherweight champion Ryosuke Iwasa, Japan, will put his belt on the line against unbeaten #1 contender TJ Doheny, from Australia, today…
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Jennings back in the spotlight

Former heavyweight title challenger Bryant “ByBy” Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs) will face Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (41-3, 26 KOs) on Saturday at the Ocean Resort Casino’s Ovation Hall in Atlantic City in the 12-round main event.

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On fighting Dimitrenko: “I’m expecting him to come out better than he did in his previous fights. I expect him to have the will to win, wanting to establish his name and his legacy.”

On being the ESPN headliner: “I try not to look at all that. I’m just glad that I’ve been fighting consistently and to still be ‘alive’ in this boxing game. All of those other things are great, absolutely wonderful. I’m just grateful for the opportunity, grateful for the consistent fighting schedule. I’m just looking to win and climb the heavyweight ladder. I let everything fall into place once the results come in.”

Former heavyweight title challenger Bryant “ByBy” Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs) will face Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (41-3, 26 KOs) on Saturday at the Ocean Resort Casino’s Ovation Hall in Atlantic City…
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Fury, Frampton workout gallery

Photos: Chris Roberts/Frank Warren

former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former two-division champion Carl Frampton worked out in front of the public and media for the final time ahead of their respective bouts this Saturday, August 18 live from Belfast, Northern Ireland on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel.
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Frampton’s opponent for the interim WBO featherweight title, undefeated Australian contender Luke Jackson, and Francesco Pianeta, Fury’s challenger in his second comeback fight, also worked out on Wednesday at Castle Court Shopping Centre in Belfast.

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Photos: Chris Roberts/Frank Warren former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former two-division champion Carl Frampton worked out in front of the public and media for the final time ahead of…
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GGG, Canelo on 30-day weight

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez were both within the limit for the WBC 30-day weigh-in. GGG weighed 168.3 pounds and Canelo weighed 167.4 pounds. The maximum limit was 176 pounds.

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez were both within the limit for the WBC 30-day weigh-in. GGG weighed 168.3 pounds and Canelo weighed 167.4 pounds. The maximum limit…
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Mexico’s Next Superstar?

By Robert Coster

He’s only 20 years old, but his growing fan base firmly believes that super featherweight Eduardo “Rocky ” Hernandez is on the path to stardom. The Mexico City native is unbeaten in 26 fights with 23 knockouts and is currently ranked 3rd by the World Boxing Council (WBC).

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Rocky turned pro at 16 and has systematically rolled over his opposition. He is on a streak of 20 consecutive knockouts. At 18, Hernandez won his first title, destroying Victor Terrazas (38-3-1) in two rounds to capture the WBC Latino belt. He then followed with a three round blowout of Hugo Santillan (12-1) for the WBC Youth World title, a belt he has defended 4 times. Continue reading “Mexico’s Next Superstar?”

By Robert Coster He’s only 20 years old, but his growing fan base firmly believes that super featherweight Eduardo “Rocky ” Hernandez is on the path to stardom. The Mexico…
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Golovkin Speaks

GGG: I am the champion. Canelo was the challenger. If they wanted the rematch, this time it would be on my terms.

“Of course I wanted the rematch to happen but it was never a worry for me if it did or did not happen,” says WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. “That is because after Canelo failed two random drug tests in February everything changed. After I beat Vanes Martirosyan on May 5, I authorized my promoter Tom Loeffler to begin a new negotiation for the rematch with Canelo. Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions assumed I would fight under the terms of the May 5 rematch and they were unhappy when I gave them my terms. What they refused to admit was that it was their side that changed everything once Canelo failed his drug tests. That was their fault not mine. Continue reading “Golovkin Speaks”

GGG: I am the champion. Canelo was the challenger. If they wanted the rematch, this time it would be on my terms. “Of course I wanted the rematch to happen…
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Interview: Gairy St Clair

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF 130 pound champion Gairy St Clair talks to Fightnews.com® about capturing IBF title in 2006 by defeating Cassius Baloyi in South Africa and bouts with Diego Corrales, Amir Khan, Lovemore Ndou and training at Gleason’s gym in Brooklyn New York sparring with Arturo Gatti and Zab Judah and coming to Australia in 2000 to work as chief sparring partner to Kostya Tszyu.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF 130 pound champion Gairy St Clair talks to Fightnews.com® about capturing IBF title in 2006 by defeating Cassius Baloyi in South…
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Dads in the corner

Angel Garcia and Kenny Porter sit down with Jim Gray to discuss what it means to be fathers and trainers to their sons. Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter will headline a September 8 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event, which will pit two of the division’s biggest names against each other as former 147-pound champions.

Angel Garcia and Kenny Porter sit down with Jim Gray to discuss what it means to be fathers and trainers to their sons. Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter will headline…
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Fury-Pianeta Final Press Conference

“It’s very easy to win all the belts back. I’ve only got to beat two bums, basically. Wilder and Joshua and that’s it. They both haven’t got a brain cell between them so it shouldn’t be too hard for a great boxer like myself.” —Tyson Fury

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) and former two-time heavyweight title challenger Francesco Pianeta (35-4-1, 21 KOs) faced off on Tuesday in Belfast during the final press conference for their 10-round heavyweight bout this Saturday from Windsor Park. The second comeback fight of the former unified champion will stream live exclusively to U.S. audiences on the Showtime Boxing Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Tyson Fury: “The old Tyson Fury is gone. The Tyson Fury from three years ago and beyond is finished. Let’s face it, we all move forward in life with age and experiences and I’m not looking to dwell on the past. I’m looking to live for today and improve on who I am tomorrow. The new Tyson Fury is here now and my promise is to put on a good fight. Whether that’s better or worse than the old Tyson Fury, we’ll find out on Saturday night. Continue reading “Fury-Pianeta Final Press Conference”

“It’s very easy to win all the belts back. I’ve only got to beat two bums, basically. Wilder and Joshua and that’s it. They both haven’t got a brain cell…
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Hooker-Saucedo headed to Oklahoma

The WBO junior welterweight title clash between champion Maurice Hooker and mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo will be a home game for Saucedo as the bout will take place on November 16 or 17 in Oklahoma City. At a WBO purse bid, Saucedo’s promoter Top Rank bid $1,625,000 to beat the offer of Hooker’s promoter Matchroom $1,555,000.

The WBO junior welterweight title clash between champion Maurice Hooker and mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo will be a home game for Saucedo as the bout will take place on November…
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Just added: Iwasa-Doheny on ESPN+

American fight fans will be treated to breakfast and boxing on Thursday, when Ryosuke Iwasa makes the second defense of his IBF junior featherweight world championship against #1 contender TJ “The Power” Doheny at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Iwasa (25-2, 16 KOs), a 28-year-old native of Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, is 19-1 when fighting at Korakuen Hall, the iconic venue located in the same complex as the world-famous Tokyo Dome.

Iwasa vs. Doheny will be streamed live in the United States beginning at 6:45 a.m. ET on ESPN+.

American fight fans will be treated to breakfast and boxing on Thursday, when Ryosuke Iwasa makes the second defense of his IBF junior featherweight world championship against #1 contender TJ…
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Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi

KYOGUCHI RENOUNCES IBF 105LB BELT

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IBF 105-pound champ, unbeaten Hiroto Kyoguchi (10-0, 8 KOs), still 24, renounced his belt to move up to the 108-pound category. His first campaign after renouncing the belt will take place on September 25, and his opponent will be announced by Watanabe Promotions soon.

Continue reading “Japan Update”

By Joe Koizumi KYOGUCHI RENOUNCES IBF 105LB BELT IBF 105-pound champ, unbeaten Hiroto Kyoguchi (10-0, 8 KOs), still 24, renounced his belt to move up to the 108-pound category. His…
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Ocampo back in action Saturday

Zanfer Promotions has announced that former IBF welterweight title challenger Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) will return on Saturday against Jesus “Kid Kick” Rojas (11-4-2, 10 KOs) in a ten-rounder at the Club Britania in Chihuahua, Mexico. Ocampo is coming off his first career loss last June against world champion Errol Spence Jr. in Dallas.

In the main event, WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz defends against Yenifer “Negrita” Leon (9-0, 6 KOs).

Zanfer Promotions has announced that former IBF welterweight title challenger Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) will return on Saturday against Jesus “Kid Kick” Rojas (11-4-2, 10 KOs) in a…
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Jennings ready to go to work against Dimitrenko

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

A Philly-centric boxing card in Atlantic City is set to open the Ocean Resort Casino on Saturday night. Headlining the ESPN-broadcasted show is North Philadelphia heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs) against Russian skyscraper Alexander Dimitrenko (41-3, 26 KOs) in a 12-round contest.
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Also in action will be Jesse Hart (24-1, 20 KOs) in a defense of his NABF super middleweight title, Camden-based former world champ Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs), streaking prospect Christian Carto (15-0, 11 KOs), Millville’s Thomas LaManna (25-2-1, 9 KOs), Allentown’s Joseph Adorno (8-0, 8 KOs), Newark’s Shakur Stevenson (7-0, 4 KOs), and sole non-local Oleksandr Teslenko, 13-0, 11 KOs).

The Jennings-Dimitrenko fight is a chance for Jennings, a former world title challenger, to continue his comeback, now four fights strong, as well as to remain relevant in the suddenly interesting heavyweight division and stay in position to seize any opportunity that just might come his way. Continue reading “Jennings ready to go to work against Dimitrenko”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com A Philly-centric boxing card in Atlantic City is set to open the Ocean Resort Casino on Saturday night. Headlining…
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Interview: George Kambosos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #10 lightweight George “ Ferocious” Kambosos talks to Fightnews.com® about signing with Lou DiBella and training in the USA with Justin Fortune, and also working as chief sparring partner to future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #10 lightweight George “ Ferocious” Kambosos talks to Fightnews.com® about signing with Lou DiBella and training in the USA with Justin Fortune,…
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Trainer: Kownacki ready for ex-champ Martin

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“When I met Adam, he had like five fights or so. In five years, I did see a boy with an unbelievable strength of character, no fear and you need a sledgehammer to make him feel pain maybe. I’m just adding some boxing to that,” says trainer Keith Trimble, who works with undefeated Polish-born, Brooklyn-raised heavyweight Adam Kownacki.

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Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) will fight former IBF heavyweight champion of the world Charles Martin (25-1, 23 KOs) on the big Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter WBC welterweight clash – live on Saturday 8 at Barclays Center on Showtime Boxing. Continue reading “Trainer: Kownacki ready for ex-champ Martin”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “When I met Adam, he had like five fights or so. In five years, I did see a boy with an unbelievable strength of character, no fear…
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Wilder: Joshua doesn’t want to fight me!

By TMZSports.com

World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he’s done talking with WBA/IBF/WBO champion Anthony Joshua’s camp about a possible superfight down the road … telling TMZ Sports Joshua’s a LIAR who doesn’t actually want to fight!!

Both Joshua and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, have told us recently a superfight between the two WILL happen. But, now Wilder is throwing the brakes on all that talk … telling us Joshua really DOESN’T want to make the fight work.

“These guys have lied about so much stuff it’s crazy,” Wilder says. Continue reading “Wilder: Joshua doesn’t want to fight me!”

By TMZSports.com World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he’s done talking with WBA/IBF/WBO champion Anthony Joshua’s camp about a possible superfight down the road … telling TMZ…
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IBF 122lb challenger Doheny arrives in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Australian southpaw TJ Doheny (19-0, 14 KOs) arrived in Tokyo, Japan, and will participate in an ambitious shot at the IBF 122-pound belt against Japanese defending titlist Ryosuke Iwasa (25-2, 16 KOs) on this coming Friday. It will be a competitive confrontation of southpaws with skillful boxer Iwasa and aggressive puncher Doheny.

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For Iwasa it will be his second defense since he captured the IBF belt from compatriot Yukinori Ogawa in September of the previous year and kept it by outscoring Filipino Ernesto Saulong this March.

Doheny, whose nickname is “The Power”, fought three times in the US, each once in Australia and Thailand in his last five bouts. TJ has been coached by Hector Bermudez in Boston, who previously handled Juan Guzman of Dominican Republic, who was dethroned by Oguni by an upset decision on New Year’s Eve in 2016. The IBF belt busily changed hands from Guzman to Oguni and to Iwasa. The trainer Bermudez said, “We’ve come here to win back the belt Guzman once held.”

We look forward to watching a good fight of the competitive contestants.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Australian southpaw TJ Doheny (19-0, 14 KOs) arrived in Tokyo, Japan, and will participate in an ambitious shot at the IBF 122-pound belt against Japanese defending…
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Lopez-Lavinanza clash Aug 31 in WPB

Unbeaten bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (15-0, 10 KOs) will take on Robinson Lavinanza of Chile on August 31 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The ten round clash will be for the World Boxing Association (WBA) NABA title. The 20-year-old world-ranked Lopez, who hails from Nicaragua, will be looking to win his second regional title in the bantamweight division after claiming the World Boxing Council (WBC) youth title back in April. Continue reading “Lopez-Lavinanza clash Aug 31 in WPB”

Unbeaten bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (15-0, 10 KOs) will take on Robinson Lavinanza of Chile on August 31 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.…
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Oscar Valdez to be trained by Eddy Reynoso

Two-time Mexican Olympian and current undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is recuperating from a jaw injury and will be returning soon to training under a new trainer Eddy Reynoso, who also trains Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

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Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs), 27, last fought on March 10 of this year and defeated Scott Quigg by unanimous decision at the StubHub Center in Carson, California to retain his 126lb belt. Continue reading “Oscar Valdez to be trained by Eddy Reynoso”

Two-time Mexican Olympian and current undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is recuperating from a jaw injury and will be returning soon to…
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Baldomir indicted, faces long sentence

Former WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir has been indicted in Argentina for allegedly sexually molesting his own daughter repeatedly for nearly a decade. The case is highly publicized in the Argentine press and Baldomir is facing 20 years in prison. The investigation began in October 2016 and Baldomir has been detained since November 2016. The next step will be a preliminary hearing.

Former WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir has been indicted in Argentina for allegedly sexually molesting his own daughter repeatedly for nearly a decade. The case is highly publicized in the…
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Canelo Speaks

On the year that has passed: “I always stay in shape. This has all served as experience, and I keep training, which is important. Thankfully, my body has been very good to me and has always been able to adapt quickly to everything. [During the time off] I dedicated myself to do other things. I needed to fix some things that I had pending. After being in the sport for 13 years, it also gave me some much-needed rest.” Continue reading “Canelo Speaks”

On the year that has passed: “I always stay in shape. This has all served as experience, and I keep training, which is important. Thankfully, my body has been very…
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