New IBA champions crowned in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night at Hotel El Panama. Batista knocked Guzman down in round 4 and outclassed him until 9th when referee Ernesto Arce stopped the action at 2:56 when the local showed total dominance.
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The Guzman family and the Venezuelan team had a reason to celebrate when Antonio’s sister, Eva Marina Guzman (15-1-1, 8 KOs) outpointed Panama’s Yaditza Pérez (9-13-1, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant female IBA minimumweight title after 10 action packed rounds. Continue reading “New IBA champions crowned in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night…
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Shields, Judge, Cruz speak at youth gala

WBA/WBC/IBF women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields was a speaker at Gen Youth annual dinner gala Tuesday night along with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Giants Super Bowl hero Victor Cruz.
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They all talked about the importance of hard work, structure, and perseverance as a way to reach their goals. Claressa’s next fight December 8th on HBO against WBO super middleweight champion coming down to middleweight Femke Hermans.

WBA/WBC/IBF women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields was a speaker at Gen Youth annual dinner gala Tuesday night along with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Giants Super…
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Freshmart, Rojas make weight

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) and former champ Byron Rojas (25-3-3, 11 KOs) both weighed 104.5 pounds ahead of tomorrow’s 105lb world title rematch. The bout will take place in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand (about two hours southeast of Bangkok). CP Freshmart, actual name Thammanoon Niyomtrong, dethroned Rojas in 2016 by narrow unanimous decision (115-113 3x).

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) and former champ Byron Rojas (25-3-3, 11 KOs) both weighed 104.5 pounds ahead of tomorrow’s 105lb world title rematch. The…
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Canelo Alvarez: I’m taking a risk

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) hosted a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming 12-round fight against WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event will be streamed live on DAZN.

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FYI there is a one-month free trial, so new DAZN subscribers can enjoy the entire Canelo vs. Rocky fight night for free.

Q. How important is it for you to be making history to become a three-division world champion?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It’s very important to be in that list of about ten Mexicans to become three-division world champions, so very important to enter history. That’s why I’m here taking on this important fight, and it’s important that we win this title.

Continue reading “Canelo Alvarez: I’m taking a risk”

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) hosted a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming 12-round fight against WBA super middleweight champion Rocky…
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Kelly: I’m down for the Yeleussinov rematch

Josh Kelly says he is on a collision course with former amateur rival and Olympic Gold medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov. ‘Pretty Boy’ faces the toughest test of his eight-fight professional career on December 8 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield when he defends his WBA International Welterweight crown against former World Champion David Avanesyan, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Continue reading “Kelly: I’m down for the Yeleussinov rematch”

Josh Kelly says he is on a collision course with former amateur rival and Olympic Gold medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov. ‘Pretty Boy’ faces the toughest test of his eight-fight professional career…
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Bivol-Pascal: Full Report & Photo Gallery

Photos by Darryl Cobb

Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard-fought unanimous decision to retain his WBA Light Heavyweight Title at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City. Click here…

Photos by Darryl Cobb Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard-fought unanimous decision to…
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“Super 8” Middleweight Tournament

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, with the sanctioned cooperation of the World Boxing Council, has announced the Carlos Monzon “Super 8” Middleweight Tournament, featuring eight of Argentina’s most promising 160-lb middleweight fighters vying for the Monzon Cup and a world rating. The tournament begins on Friday, January 4 and all tournament events will be held in Argentina and televised live around the world on TyC Sports. The finals will be held on Saturday, July 6.

Featured fighters include Gonzalo “El Mago” Coria (14-2, 5 KOs), Martin Ezequiel Bulacio (8-2, 6 KOs), Tomas “El Cobra” Reynoso (13-3-1, 3 KOs), Jose Antonio “Tsunami” Villalobos (11-5-2, 7 KOs), brother of current WBA Super Welterweight Champion Brian Castano, Alan Emmanuel Castano (13-0, 8 KOs), Francisco “Pancho” Torres (10-3, 4 KOs), Sergio “Checho” Lopez (12-2, 9 KOs) and Jonathan “El Chúcaro” Sanchez (13-3-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading ““Super 8” Middleweight Tournament”

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, with the sanctioned cooperation of the World Boxing Council, has announced the Carlos Monzon “Super 8” Middleweight Tournament, featuring eight of Argentina’s most promising 160-lb…
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Charlo Twins Dec 22 undercard

U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout and former two-division world champion and Cuban star Rances Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs) competes in a 10-round super lightweight fight, while heavyweight sensation Efe Ajagba (7-0, 6 KOs), who is shaking up the division as a fearsome puncher, enters the ring in a six-round attraction on December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

These fights highlight the undercard of the FOX show that features the Charlo Twins defending their world titles, and a heavyweight showdown between Dominic Breazeale and Carlos Negron in primetime. Continue reading “Charlo Twins Dec 22 undercard”

U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout and former two-division world champion and Cuban star…
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Calleros returns Dec 14 in Monclova, Mexico

One of northern Mexico’s most popular brawlers will return to his hometown of Monclova, Mexico (120 miles north west of Monterrey, Mexico) on December 14th at the “Milo” Martinez Auditorium as hard-punching contender Moises Calleros (28-9-1, 16 KOs) returns to the ring. Calleros, who is promoted by Zanfer Promotions, steps up in weight to take on 23-year old prospect Gerardo Jasso (7-1-1, 2 KOs) in a ten round junior-flyweight fight.

Calleros, a two-time world title challenger, emerged as one of the most exciting fighters in mini-flyweight division back in February of 2017 after he lost a razor-thin decision to Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara in a fight for the vacant 105-pound title. But although Calleros bounced back with three straight wins after his fight of the year candidate against Fukuhara he was subsequently stopped in his next title fight by slick boxing Ryu Yamanaka of Japan in March of this year. Calleros is coming into this fight on the heels of a two fight losing streak but although he will be fighting at 108-pounds in Monclova he plans to return to 105-pounds afterwards. Continue reading “Calleros returns Dec 14 in Monclova, Mexico”

One of northern Mexico’s most popular brawlers will return to his hometown of Monclova, Mexico (120 miles north west of Monterrey, Mexico) on December 14th at the “Milo” Martinez Auditorium…
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Meet “The Rock” at Fantasy Springs

Former heavyweight world champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will be the special VIP guest for the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator bout between Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) and Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs). The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.

“The Rock” will meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event. Continue reading “Meet “The Rock” at Fantasy Springs”

Former heavyweight world champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will be the special VIP guest for the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in…
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Heavyweight Predictions

Heavyweights past and present give their thoughts and predictions on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury as fight week begins in Los Angeles

Mike Tyson: “Although Wilder’s punch is strong, nothing can compare to the mental strength Fury has shown both in and out of the ring. It’ll be a close call, but I think Fury’s got a true fighting chance.”

Evander Holyfield: “It’s a great fight. Fury’s got a lot of skills, he’s awkward and he has long arms. He has good reflexes and is a strong counter-puncher. Deontay needs to be first and he can’t wait on Tyson. Tyson’s always been the bigger fighter. In fighting Deontay it’s the same case. If things get difficult, he’s (Fury) got more experience and a lot of tricks. I think with Deontay’s power, he might be able to end it early, but if Tyson can frustrate him and it goes the distance, then it could go his way.” Continue reading “Heavyweight Predictions”

Heavyweights past and present give their thoughts and predictions on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury as fight week begins in Los Angeles Mike Tyson: “Although Wilder’s punch is strong, nothing…
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Telemundo back in South Florida

After close to a decade, Telemundo’s popular boxing series Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida. At one time, the Boxeo Telemundo series was being broadcast LIVE from Miami at least six times a year. Now All Star Boxing’s President Tuto Zabala Jr. has teamed up with Heavyweight Factory President, Kris Lawrence to return the popular series to the most iconic boxing venue in South Florida, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Headlining this historic return WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico defends his title in a ten round battle against Colombia’s latest undefeated prospect, the heavy handed Yeison Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs). Continue reading “Telemundo back in South Florida”

After close to a decade, Telemundo’s popular boxing series Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida. At one time, the Boxeo Telemundo series was being broadcast LIVE from Miami at…
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Mundine: I’m not worried about Horn’s power

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) isn’t worried about the punch of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) when they clash on Friday over twelve rounds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“I know they’re banking on me not to be strong, not to be fit enough to go the full 12 rounds with a hungry young bull,” Mundine said. “I’m not really worried about power … if he don’t hit me then I can’t feel the power. I’ve fought much bigger men. Much broader men. Guys that are a lot more powerful than this guy … he’s the one that’s coming up (in weight).

“I’m the one that’s been in the ring with the Greens, the Kesslers, the Siacas in higher weight divisions. This little cat … he can hit me as hard as he wants, he ain’t going to hurt me!”

Horn-Mundine will be televised on Main Event in Australia and stream on ESPN+ in the USA.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) isn’t worried about the punch of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-1-1,…
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Major shakeups with latest WBO rankings

By David Finger

The WBO world rankings were released today (November 26, 2018) and for a lot of fighters and promoters, the dust is still settling from the shakeups in the rankings. Almost every division saw some major shake-up starting with the heavyweight division where Alexander Povetkin dropped out of the world rankings entirely after slipping from #1 to #15 in October. Povetkin was replaced by Izuagbe Ugonoh (18-1, 15 KOs) of Poland. Ugonoh scored a second round knockout over Fred Kassi in his last fight back in May. Continue reading “Major shakeups with latest WBO rankings”

By David Finger The WBO world rankings were released today (November 26, 2018) and for a lot of fighters and promoters, the dust is still settling from the shakeups in…
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Dogboe-Navarrete Camp Notes

By David Finger

WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) is closing in on his upcoming fight with Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs) on December 8 in New York City and has taken his training to Las Vegas for the final stretch of his training camp. The undefeated champion arrived in Las Vegas late last week with his father and trainer Paul Dogboe and the two have been training at the Top Rank Boxing gym in Vegas since arriving in the United States.
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“Isaac responds to training like mad,” Paul Dogboe said of his son’s training camp. “He’s ready. We know Navarrete is one of Mexico’s finest but hey, Isaac is the best boxer in this division. He can’t contest Isaac.” Continue reading “Dogboe-Navarrete Camp Notes”

By David Finger WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) is closing in on his upcoming fight with Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs) on December 8 in…
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Boxer Hector Melendez Passes

By Robert Coster

Former light-flyweight title contender Hector Ray Melendez has passed away at age 64 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The diminutive Melendez (5′) compensated for his lack of height and power with speed, technique and a strong jaw. Dominican fans called him “a Champion without a belt.” Continue reading “Boxer Hector Melendez Passes”

By Robert Coster Former light-flyweight title contender Hector Ray Melendez has passed away at age 64 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The diminutive Melendez (5′) compensated for his lack of…
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Manny Pacquiao’s Boxing Journey Continues

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA welterweight champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is set to take on former world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) in his next fight. Pacquiao will square off against Broner on Saturday January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on Showtime Pay per view.

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“This fight is going to be a good fight. This isn’t an easy fight vs. Adrien Broner. It will be a hard fight,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com®. “I’m going to have a good convincing win like my last fight with Matthysse.”

Pacquiao returned to his old ways in July, scoring a knockout victory over hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia to regain a welterweight world title. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao’s Boxing Journey Continues”

By Miguel Maravilla WBA welterweight champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is set to take on former world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) in his next…
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Maurice Weber Set for Hand Surgery

It has been two years since former world title challenger Maurice Weber has stepped into the professional boxing ring. Ever since, the 37-year-old light middleweight contender has been hampered by a lingering hand injury he suffered when he fought Jack Culcay in May 2015 for the WBA world title. In that fight, Weber came close to fulfilling his dream of becoming champion of the world, dropping his opponent once en route to a close decision loss – despite the injury happening early in the fight. Continue reading “Maurice Weber Set for Hand Surgery”

It has been two years since former world title challenger Maurice Weber has stepped into the professional boxing ring. Ever since, the 37-year-old light middleweight contender has been hampered by…
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Salamov returns against Anim Saturday in Sochi

On Saturday, December 1, at the Galaktika Culture Centre in Sochi, Russia, Umar Salamov will defend his Eurasian Boxing Parliament and WBO International Light Heavyweight Championships when he faces once-beaten Emmanuel “Horse Power” Anim in an explosive 10-round showdown.
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Salamov (22-1, 17 KOs), from Alkhan-Kala, Russia, is currently ranked WBC #10, WBA #13, IBF #7 and WBO #10 in the world. Anim (13-1-1, 11 KOs), from Accra, Ghana, is a former Ghanaian Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion. The fight will also be televised live in Russia on Match TV. Continue reading “Salamov returns against Anim Saturday in Sochi”

On Saturday, December 1, at the Galaktika Culture Centre in Sochi, Russia, Umar Salamov will defend his Eurasian Boxing Parliament and WBO International Light Heavyweight Championships when he faces once-beaten…
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Hawton: I will be the winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On September 8 at the Forum in Los Angeles, former world champion Louisa “Bang-Bang Lulu” Hawton (8-2-0, 4 KOs) challenged Brenda Flores (15-4-1, 3 KOs) for the WBC female atomweight world title. Flores was controversially declared the winner by split decision.
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The California State Athletic Commission was not at all happy with the scorecards nor was the WBC, which ordered a direct rematch with no intervening defenses because of the highly questionable decision. That rematch is Saturday, December 8 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Continue reading “Hawton: I will be the winner”

By Gabriel F. Cordero On September 8 at the Forum in Los Angeles, former world champion Louisa “Bang-Bang Lulu” Hawton (8-2-0, 4 KOs) challenged Brenda Flores (15-4-1, 3 KOs) for…
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Hurd Prepared For Title Defense Against Welborn

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated IBF/WBA/IBO 154-Pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd arrived in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday for his title defense against former British Middleweight champion Jason Welborn on Saturday, December 1st. One of the first questions asked to the native of Accokeek, MD (22-0, 15 KO’s) was concerning his left shoulder which Hurd injured during his 12th round split decision title unification victory over Erislandy Lara on April 7th in Las Vegas, NV.

“The shoulder has not given me any issues,” Hurd said. “Training camp was good. In fact, my left shoulder feels stronger than my right one. I am ready to go.” Continue reading “Hurd Prepared For Title Defense Against Welborn”

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated IBF/WBA/IBO 154-Pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd arrived in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday for his title defense against former British Middleweight champion Jason Welborn on…
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Horn-Mundine Clash Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) is confident of victory on Friday when he clashes with 43-year-old former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland.

“I will be able to get him in the later rounds, with fitness I will be able to break him down,” Horn said. “With that age as well and with my aggressive style I should be able to break him down.”

The promotion will be televised on Main Event in Australia and ESPN+ in the USA

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) is confident of victory on Friday when he clashes with 43-year-old former…
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New opponent for Nery

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (27-0, 21 KOs) will now take on Renoel Pael (23-8-1, 12 KOs) from the Philippines on Saturday night in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The unbeaten Nery aims to regain a world title in 2019 after losing his belt on the scale back in March.

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (27-0, 21 KOs) will now take on Renoel Pael (23-8-1, 12 KOs) from the Philippines on Saturday night in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The unbeaten…
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Chavez Jr vs. Angulo is off

The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout, originally scheduled to appear on Saturday’s Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast, is off because Chavez’s father, Julio, Sr., and his team didn’t believe Chavez Jr. was ready to return to the ring. Chavez, Jr. will return at some time in the future. Angulo will still appear in a bout on the Wilder-Fury undercard at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) against Javier Francisco Castro (28-8, 23 KOs) in a 10-round bout has been added to the Wilder-Fury card.

The December 1 Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on Showtime and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC light heavyweight title against unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout, originally scheduled to appear on Saturday’s Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast, is off because Chavez’s father, Julio, Sr., and his team…
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Changes Announced For December 1st Card In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

There are matches listed for the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card on Saturday, December 1st at the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast Washington, DC. However, the big news concerns one bout that has been taken off the card.

Popular and undefeated DC boxer Dusty Hernandez Harrison is now off the card due to a forearm injury suffered in training. Harrison (30-0-1, 16 KO’s) was scheduled to take on James “Shotgun” Winchester of Reidsville, NC in a 10-round junior middleweight contest. The bout would have been the first for Harrison since September of 2016.

This means the main event on the card will now feature multi-time female world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA, who will be in a 10-round contest against Sanna Turunen of Tuusula, Finland. This bout will be for Nelson’s UBF Middleweight title and will be the first time Nelson has competed in the Nation’s Capitol in her career. Continue reading “Changes Announced For December 1st Card In DC”

By Gary “Digital” Williams There are matches listed for the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card on Saturday, December 1st at the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast Washington, DC.…
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