Next up for Lerena and Mbenge

By Ron Jackson

Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions have announced the Keven Lerena will defend his IBO cruiserweight belt against Vasil Ducar at Emperors Palace, near Kempton Park on June 8 and Thulani Mbenge will defend his IBO welterweight belt against Sebastian Formella in Hamburg, Germany on July 6. Continue reading “Next up for Lerena and Mbenge”

By Ron Jackson Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions have announced the Keven Lerena will defend his IBO cruiserweight belt against Vasil Ducar at Emperors Palace, near Kempton Park on June 8…
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“Wars” are expected Saturday in Hermosillo

On Thursday, the press in Hermosillo saw that super welterweights Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) of Mexico and José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) of Argentina are poised to deliver an authentic war on Saturday in the new Sonora Arena.

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Ramon Alvarez: “We prepared to win. In my mind, there’s no other option. I know we have the strength and boxing skills to beat Paz and we will go for it. We will stand up for Mexican boxing!”

José Carlos Paz: “We’re going to add Alvarez to the list of Mexican victims. We’ve done a great preparation. I only ask the Mexican fans not to miss the fight because they’ll see a war in the ring. But in the end, I will come out with my arm raised.” Continue reading ““Wars” are expected Saturday in Hermosillo”

On Thursday, the press in Hermosillo saw that super welterweights Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) of Mexico and José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) of Argentina are poised…
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WBA #1 super feather Rene Alvarado returns

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) return April 26 at the Nuevo Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. WBA #1 ranked super featherweight Rene Alvarado (30-8, 20 KOs) will be featured in an 8 round bout vs local journeyman Eusebio Osejo (30-22-3, 8 KOs). Alvarado is remaining active while awaiting his world title opportunity. His twin brother Felix Alvarado is the current IBF light flyweight world champion. The event will be streamed on Nica Boxing Facebook page. Continue reading “WBA #1 super feather Rene Alvarado returns”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) return April 26 at the Nuevo Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. WBA #1 ranked super featherweight Rene Alvarado (30-8, 20 KOs)…
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Quigg to face Velez April 26

Super featherweight Scott Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs) is facing Jayson Velez (28-5, 20 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California on April 26, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Quigg-Velez is part of a huge night of boxing in LA, topped by a world title doubleheader featuring the Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada rematch for the WBC super flyweight title and WBA super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman and IBF ruler TJ Doheny clashing in a unification battle. Continue reading “Quigg to face Velez April 26”

Super featherweight Scott Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs) is facing Jayson Velez (28-5, 20 KOs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California on April 26, live on DAZN in the US and…
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Krasniqi set to defend Euro super middle belt

EBU European super middleweight champion Robin Krasniqi (49-5, 17 KOs) will next defend his title against SES stablemate and 2012 Olympian Stefan Härtel (17-1, 2 KOs) on May 11 at the Stadthalle in Magdeburg, Germany. They were scheduled to meet last November, but Haertel came down ill and Krasniqi faced EU champ Ronny Landaeta instead. MDR will televise in Germany. Additional bouts are TBA.

EBU European super middleweight champion Robin Krasniqi (49-5, 17 KOs) will next defend his title against SES stablemate and 2012 Olympian Stefan Härtel (17-1, 2 KOs) on May 11 at…
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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Angelo Leo 123 vs. Neil John Tabanao 122.25
Xavier Martinez 131.75 vs. John Moralde 131.5
Andre Cortes 132.25 vs. Jahmal Dyer 130.5

Venue: Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

Angelo Leo 123 vs. Neil John Tabanao 122.25 Xavier Martinez 131.75 vs. John Moralde 131.5 Andre Cortes 132.25 vs. Jahmal Dyer 130.5 Venue: Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas Promoter:…
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Hogan training with Freddie Roach

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO#1 light-middleweight Dennis Hogan (28-1-1,7KO’s) has had excellent preparation training with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym and is confident he will defeat Jamie Munguia to become WBO champion on April 13 at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Neuvo Leon, México
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“Huge day yesterday at Wild Card Gym ,” said Hogan. “Did eight tough rounds with two-time world champion Jesse Vargas follows by four more with a fresh fighter. Continue reading “Hogan training with Freddie Roach”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO#1 light-middleweight Dennis Hogan (28-1-1,7KO’s) has had excellent preparation training with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym and is confident he will…
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Claressa Shields media workout

WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight world champion Claressa Shields hosted a media workout at 5th Street Gym in Miami Thursday as she nears her showdown against WBO middleweight world champion Christina Hammer for the undisputed middleweight world championship Saturday April 13 live on Showtime from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

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“Christina doesn’t know what’s coming for her. I’m going to break that Hammer in half,” proclaimed Shields. “When we’re in there, it’s about who punches harder. This is a real fight. Just because she has height, doesn’t mean she’s going to dictate what happens. She’s going to have to do a lot to keep me off of her.”

WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight world champion Claressa Shields hosted a media workout at 5th Street Gym in Miami Thursday as she nears her showdown against WBO middleweight world champion…
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Wojcicki, Radovan in action Saturday

Team Sauerland held a press conference today at the Leonardo Hotel for the boxing show at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Saturday night featuring IBF title fights for rising middleweights Patrick Wojcicki (12-0-1, 4KOs) and Denis Radovan (11-0-1, 5 KOs).

Wojcicki defends his IBF Inter-Continental title against mandatory challenger Marcelo Fabian Caceres (18-3, 13KOs) as he returns to headline his hometown arena following a unanimous points win Sven Elbir in October. Continue reading “Wojcicki, Radovan in action Saturday”

Team Sauerland held a press conference today at the Leonardo Hotel for the boxing show at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Saturday night featuring IBF title fights for rising…
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WBA comments on Klitschko role

World Boxing Association President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza appointed the new board last week. However, there has been some confusion regarding Wladimir Klitschko’s role within the WBA. The WBA would like to clarify that Klitschko is a very good friend, but he is not a Director nor a staff member of the organization. Continue reading “WBA comments on Klitschko role”

World Boxing Association President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza appointed the new board last week. However, there has been some confusion regarding Wladimir Klitschko’s role within the WBA. The WBA would like…
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Boxing Buzz

Former WBA light heavyweight champion Mehdi Sahnoune has been sentenced to five years in prison in Marseille, France. The 42-year-old Sahnoune got into a drunken brawl with some friends after playing cards and dice back in January. One of the men was blinded in his left eye after taking a shot from the ex-champ, who was a big puncher in the ring compiling a 32-2 record with 28 KOs.
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The New York Post has posted video showing unbeaten featherweight Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson and welterweight David “Day-Day” Grayton fighting a man and a woman in a Miami parking garage last July. Both fighters are facing battery charges.
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According to ESPN, Chris Middendorf, who formerly promoted Terence Crawford under the TKO Promotions banner, received a $520,296.87 judgment against Top Rank in U.S. Federal Court. The report says Middendorf assigned Crawford’s promotional rights to Top Rank in exchange for 8% of Crawford’s purses for future world title defenses.

Former WBA light heavyweight champion Mehdi Sahnoune has been sentenced to five years in prison in Marseille, France. The 42-year-old Sahnoune got into a drunken brawl with some friends after…
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Lasisi-Blandon steaming on ESPN+ tomorrow

Top Rank and MTK Global’s exclusive multi-year licensing agreement kicks off Friday with a special card from Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Five bouts are scheduled to stream live and exclusively beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+. In the 12-round main event, Nigerian power puncher Aliu Bamidele “Lucky Boy” Lasisi (12-0, 8 KOs) will fight Ricardo Blandon (10-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super flyweight belt. The co-feature will see Irishman David Oliver Joyce (9-0, 7 KOs) battle Stephen Tiffney (10-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO European featherweight strap.

Top Rank and MTK Global’s exclusive multi-year licensing agreement kicks off Friday with a special card from Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Five bouts are scheduled to…
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Munguia looks sharp in workout, officials named

The WBO has designated Mexican Miguel Canul as the referee for the WBO super welterweight championship fight between world champion Munguía and Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan taking place on April 13 on DAZN in the United States and Azteca 7 in Mexico. The judges are Aaron Young, Ivette Roldan, and Joseph Levin. The WBO supervisor is Frank Gentile.

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Munguia worked out Wednesday in Los Angeles under the supervision of trainer Robert Alcazar. He sparred twelve intense rounds and his team is pleased with his preparation and performance. “We’re ready,” said Munguia. “I feel very fast, very strong and very motivated to defend my championship in Monterrey. We’re Going to have a great fight and give everything to keep the title in Mexico!” Continue reading “Munguia looks sharp in workout, officials named”

The WBO has designated Mexican Miguel Canul as the referee for the WBO super welterweight championship fight between world champion Munguía and Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan taking place on April 13…
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Fight Club OC weights

Kenneth Quach 165.5 vs Donte Stubbs 160.2
Craig Wilkerson 175.4 vs Cory Hall 173
Nikolo Sekhniasvili 166 vs Estevan Payan 164.6

Date: Thursday, April 4th
Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Tickets: www.socafights.com

Kenneth Quach 165.5 vs Donte Stubbs 160.2 Craig Wilkerson 175.4 vs Cory Hall 173 Nikolo Sekhniasvili 166 vs Estevan Payan 164.6 Date: Thursday, April 4th Venue: The Hangar in Costa…
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Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title

By Ron Jackson

South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh round knockout over Odwa Gaxa at the Indoor Sports Centre in Uitenhage over the past weekend.

Ndwayana 18-4-2; 12 was making the first defense of his title that he won on a seventh round stoppage against Shaun Ness September 23, 2018. Continue reading “Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title”

By Ron Jackson South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh…
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Anthony Joshua ready for Big Baby

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF, WBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has had excellent preparation for his June 1st defense at Madison Square Garden New York against WBA #2, WBO #3 Jarrell Miller despite no sparring partners being as big as Big Baby with his kind of hand speed. “It’s very difficult. I’m very hands-on in that respect, and I get involved with sparring,” promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports.

“To find a [322 pound] guy, who moves fast, who has fast hands, who has a great engine, who forces the pressure, is very, very difficult. It’s impossible, to be honest, to [imitate] Jarrell Miller, in terms of weight, size, speed, feet, everything. We’re going to get as close as we can. Continue reading “Anthony Joshua ready for Big Baby”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF, WBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has had excellent preparation for his June 1st defense at Madison Square Garden New York against…
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Fuzile to defends IBF I/C title against Koasicha

By Ron Jackson

Azinga Fuzile who is possibly one of South Africa’s brightest prospect defends his IBF Intercontinental junior lightweight title against the veteran Romulo Koasicha at the Nongoza Jebe Hall in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

The tournament will celebrate the life of the legendary Mzukisi Sikali (aka Skali), a boxer from Uitenhage who held the WBU light-flyweight and IBO flyweight belts, and died from a knife stabbing on September 16, 2005. Continue reading “Fuzile to defends IBF I/C title against Koasicha”

By Ron Jackson Azinga Fuzile who is possibly one of South Africa’s brightest prospect defends his IBF Intercontinental junior lightweight title against the veteran Romulo Koasicha at the Nongoza Jebe…
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Caleb Truax charity event

Minnesota-native and former world champion Caleb “Golden” Truax gave back to his community Tuesday as he teamed up with The Armory to serve meals at House of Charity, a cafeteria and shelter just blocks from The Armory, where he will face Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin on April 13 in the main event on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

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Truax was moved by the experience. “It’s humbling to hear other people’s stories because I didn’t have the easiest childhood and my career has often been a struggle,” said Truax. “Nothing has been handed to me, but compared to some of these people, I’ve faced nothing.”

Minnesota-native and former world champion Caleb “Golden” Truax gave back to his community Tuesday as he teamed up with The Armory to serve meals at House of Charity, a cafeteria…
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Crawford-Khan undercard show announced

Big-punching super welterweight Carlos “El Caballo Bronco” Adames will be featured on the May 20 Crawford-Khan Undercard Show on ESPN2. NABF champion Adames (16-0, 13 KOs) is defending his belt against Frank Galarza (20-2-2, 12 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Continue reading “Crawford-Khan undercard show announced”

Big-punching super welterweight Carlos “El Caballo Bronco” Adames will be featured on the May 20 Crawford-Khan Undercard Show on ESPN2. NABF champion Adames (16-0, 13 KOs) is defending his belt…
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Salamov returns April 18

WBA #7, IBF #6 and WBO #4 light heavyweight Umar Salamov (23-1, 17 KOs) will return to action in his hometown of Grozny City, Russia, on Thursday, April 18, to defend his WBO International belt against Norbert Dabrowski (22-7-2, 9 KOs). Salamov has been in Detroit since mid-January, training with Javan “Sugarhill” Steward and Rick Phillips at the world famous Kronk Gym in Detroit.

WBA #7, IBF #6 and WBO #4 light heavyweight Umar Salamov (23-1, 17 KOs) will return to action in his hometown of Grozny City, Russia, on Thursday, April 18, to…
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Dinu Camp protests Pulev loss

Promoter Greg Cohen has filed a “Petition for Change of Decision” with the California State Athletic Commission for fighter Bogdan Dinu following his knockout loss against Kubrat Pulev on March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.

The protest cites repeated rabbit punches, including one intentionally flagrant foul while Dinu was already down on his knees and defenseless. Pulev was penalized a point by referee Raul Caiz Jr. for the foul and when the action resumed Dinu was knocked down twice more by illegal punches clearly landing on the back of his head and neck before the bout was halted at 2:40 and called a KO 7 victory for Pulev.

The California commission has agreed to hear out Cohen’s request, with a hearing penciled in for May 14.

Promoter Greg Cohen has filed a “Petition for Change of Decision” with the California State Athletic Commission for fighter Bogdan Dinu following his knockout loss against Kubrat Pulev on March…
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Puro Paz vows to win over Mexican fans

Super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) says he is determined to avenge the losses of his stablemates to José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) and other Argentineans on Saturday at the Arena Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Paz, who just arrived in town for the fight, said he not only will defeat Alvarez, but will win over the support of the local boxing fans.

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“The Mexican fans are knowledgeable,” commented Paz. “They’ll be supporting my opponent in the beginning, but over the course of the fight they’ll be cheering for me. When I came to Mexico and defeated Omar Chávez and Jorge Páez, people ended up chanting my name and gave me great ovations when they announced the result in my favor. The same will happen on Saturday against Alvarez.” Continue reading “Puro Paz vows to win over Mexican fans”

Super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) says he is determined to avenge the losses of his stablemates to José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs) and other Argentineans…
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Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the first clash and see him become world champion at The Forum in Inglewood, LA on April 26, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Estrada and Rungvisai served up a fight of the year contender at the famous LA venue last February, with the Thai star edging out ‘Gallo’ to retain his WBC super flyweight title.

Former WBA and WBO king Estrada was hampered in the build-up by a knee issue for the first clash, yet the Mexican ace delivered a fantastic performance. The 28-year-old has recorded a pair of wins since the majority decision loss to Rungvisai, and crucially, has enjoyed a great camp in Los Mochis, Mexico to enter the showdown in great shape. Continue reading “Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26”

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the…
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Cancio gets WBA belt, Key to City

WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (24-4-2, 15 KOs) received the Key to the City today at the Joe Wine Recreation Center in his home city of Blythe, Calif. The champion was honored for his world title victory against Puerto Rican knockout artist Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) this past February.

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At the same time, Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, presented Cancio with his new WBA title belt. The event was attended by hundreds of Blythe residents, including the Mayor of the city, Dale Reynolds. Continue reading “Cancio gets WBA belt, Key to City”

WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (24-4-2, 15 KOs) received the Key to the City today at the Joe Wine Recreation Center in his home city of…
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Koki Eto inks with All Star Boxing

Former WBA flyweight champion Koki Eto of Okinawa, Japan has signed a multiyear promotional agreement with All Star Boxing, Inc and Teiken Promotions and will see action in the United States. His US debut is slated for May 25 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida where he will face former Olympian Jeyvier Cintron of Puerto Rico in an elimination bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant WBO International super flyweight title at stake. The show will be presented in association with Top Rank and televised on ESPN. Continue reading “Koki Eto inks with All Star Boxing”

Former WBA flyweight champion Koki Eto of Okinawa, Japan has signed a multiyear promotional agreement with All Star Boxing, Inc and Teiken Promotions and will see action in the United…
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