Cuevas planning to KO Paredes

Hard-punching welterweight Derrieck Cuevas (18-0-1, 14 KOs) says he’s not bothered by the number of hometown fans his upcoming opponent Ed “The Lion” Paredes (38-7-1, 25 KOs) will have in the house for their showdown on Friday, March 1, in the 10-round main event of The Heavyweight Factory’s, in association with All Star Boxing, “Rumble at the Rock IV” at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and live on Boxeo Telemundo.

“It doesn’t bother me,” said Cuevas. “At the end of the day, it’s only me and him, and they can’t fight for him. I look forward to giving him a world-class beating in front of all his fans…I plan to be the first man to knock Ed Paredes out!”

Hard-punching welterweight Derrieck Cuevas (18-0-1, 14 KOs) says he’s not bothered by the number of hometown fans his upcoming opponent Ed “The Lion” Paredes (38-7-1, 25 KOs) will have in…
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WBSS: Briedis-Glowacki clash in Riga June 15

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200 lb division on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. Briedis and Glowacki both defeated their hard fighting quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions November 11 last year in Chicago. Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.

Now tournament #1 seed Briedis and #3 seed Glowacki will battle it out in Latvia’s capital for a place in the cruiserweight final of the World Boxing Super Series. The other WBSS cruiserweight semi is Yunier Dorticos vs. Andrew Tabiti, date and location TBA.

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200 lb division on June 15 at the…
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Feb 24 Emperors Palace lineup set

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced an exciting line-up for the February 24 tournament to be held at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday afternoon. In the main event South African super-middleweight champion Rowan Campbell (8-0, 6 KOs) has a tough test going in against Alex Kabangu (4-0-1, 2 KOs) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who is now based in South Africa.

In another interesting matchup Xolani Mcotheli (17-4, 12 KOs) who holds the South African and WBF Intercontinental junior-welterweight titles meets the rugged Jabulano Makhense (6-0, 4 KOs) from Pretoria in a clash for the vacant WBA Pan African junior-welterweight title. Continue reading “Feb 24 Emperors Palace lineup set”

By Ron Jackson Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced an exciting line-up for the February 24 tournament to be held at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South…
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Opponent change doesn’t bother Santa Cruz

WBA featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz hosted a media workout at Fortune Gym in Hollywood Tuesday as he nears his primetime FOX showdown against Rafael Rivera on February 16 at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Santa Cruz was originally scheduled to face Miguel Flores, but he was replaced by Rivera after Flores suffered an injury in training.

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“We kept our training camp going despite the change of opponent. We always train the same no matter who the opponent is,” said Santa Cruz. Continue reading “Opponent change doesn’t bother Santa Cruz”

WBA featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz hosted a media workout at Fortune Gym in Hollywood Tuesday as he nears his primetime FOX showdown against Rafael Rivera on February 16…
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Juarez-Iwasa clash in IBF eliminator

Mexico’s Cesar Juarez (23-6, 17 KOs) battles former champion Ryosuka Iwasa (25-3, 16 KOs) of Japan in a 12-round IBF super bantamweight title elimination match and undefeated IBF junior flyweight champion Carlos Licona (14-0, 2 KOs) of Mexico clashes with South Africa’s DeeJay Kriel (14-1-1, 6 KOs) in non-televised action on the February 16 Santa Cruz-Rivera card at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Juarez-Iwasa clash in IBF eliminator”

Mexico’s Cesar Juarez (23-6, 17 KOs) battles former champion Ryosuka Iwasa (25-3, 16 KOs) of Japan in a 12-round IBF super bantamweight title elimination match and undefeated IBF junior flyweight…
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Kalajdzic targets Browne rematch

World ranked light heavyweight “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs) has thrown down the gauntlet to Staten Island, NY native Marcus Browne (23-0, 16 KOs) for a rematch of their highly controversial clash in 2016.

“I saw Browne’s fight against Badou Jack and it’s the same amateurish style since he turned pro, holding at the first sign of trouble,” said the 27-year-old Kalajdzic, who has called St. Petersburg, Florida, his home for 15 years. Browne won a 12-round unanimous decision against Jack on January 19, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, seizing the interim WBA light heavyweight title and the WBC silver light heavyweight title. Continue reading “Kalajdzic targets Browne rematch”

World ranked light heavyweight “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs) has thrown down the gauntlet to Staten Island, NY native Marcus Browne (23-0, 16 KOs) for a rematch of…
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WBA postpones purse bids

The WBA Champions Committee has postponed the three purse bids that were happening February 6th, they are rescheduled to February 13th. The bids will be made on the following bouts: Daniel Roman vs Murdjon Akmadiev for the super bantamweight title, Vasil Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla for the lightweight title and Beibut Shumenov vs Arsen Goulamiriam for the cruiserweight title. The auction will take place in the WBA office located in Panama City, Panama. Aurelio Fiengo will supervise.

The WBA Champions Committee has postponed the three purse bids that were happening February 6th, they are rescheduled to February 13th. The bids will be made on the following bouts:…
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Kabayel, Schwarz headline March 2

SES Boxing has announced a heavyweight twinbill for March 2 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. In the main event, European champion Agit Kabayel (18-0, 13 KOs) defends against Andriy Rudenko (32-3, 20 KOs), while WBO #2 Tom Schwarz (23-0, 15 KOs) faces Kristijan Krstacic (17-1, 14 KOs). Kabayel and Schwarz appeared at a kickoff press conference today.

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Agit Kabayel: “Here in Magdeburg I became European champion and here I will continue to move to the top…my self-confidence is reinforced by sparring invitations with world champions like Joshua – as a European champion, I’m not really so far from their level. I have now begun sparring, know what we have to work on, and look forward to the fight on March 2.”

Tom Schwarz: “This is my home game. I have to prove myself in front of my fans. 2018 was my best year – 2019 we are still stepping up our game…the result I want against Krstacic is a clear victory.”

SES Boxing has announced a heavyweight twinbill for March 2 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. In the main event, European champion Agit Kabayel (18-0, 13 KOs) defends against…
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WBO orders Nietes-Palicte rematch

The WBO Championship Committee has advised the camps of WBO jr bantamweight champion Donnie Nietes and mandatory challenger Aston Palicte to negotiate and reach an agreement within 15 days. If an accord is not reached within the time frame stated, a purse bid will be ordered. The minimum acceptable bid is $100,000. Any of the parties involved may request a purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiation process. Nietes and Palicte battled to a draw last September in Los Angeles.

The WBO Championship Committee has advised the camps of WBO jr bantamweight champion Donnie Nietes and mandatory challenger Aston Palicte to negotiate and reach an agreement within 15 days. If…
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Yigit returns on February 16 in Germany

Super lightweight Anthony Yigit (21-1-1, 7 KOs) will face Mohamed Khalladi (10-7-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round contest on February 16 at CGM Arena in Koblenz, Germany. The Swedish southpaw returns having proved his star potential with a heroic performance against Ivan Baranchyk in their World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final clash for the IBF World Super Lightweight title on October 27.

Yigit stood toe-to-toe with Baranchyk in a fan-friendly contest at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, but severe swelling around the Swede’s left eye forced the ringside doctor to stop the fight at the end of the seventh-round.

The 27-year-old says he cannot wait to get back in action as he looks to put into practice the lessons learned from his first career loss, and having gained international acclaim for his brave display, engineer a return to the world stage.
“The ring is where I feel at home, so I can’t wait to get back, especially in Germany as I’ve always had great support from the German fans,” says Yigit. Continue reading “Yigit returns on February 16 in Germany”

Super lightweight Anthony Yigit (21-1-1, 7 KOs) will face Mohamed Khalladi (10-7-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round contest on February 16 at CGM Arena in Koblenz, Germany. The Swedish…
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Eusebio Pedroza Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Legendary former world champion Eusebio Pedroza, 62, is battling for life at the Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital in Panama City. Pedroza is suffering from cancer and insufficient blood flow to the brain and the next few hours are very important. Pedroza was the WBA featherweight world champion from 1978 to 1985 with a record of 19 consecutive defenses. He was inducted to the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York in 1999.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Legendary former world champion Eusebio Pedroza, 62, is battling for life at the Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital in Panama City. Pedroza is suffering from cancer and…
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Mares shares retina detachment update

“I’d like to apologize to my fans – those who bought a ticket or were planning to watch it – for withdrawing from my mega-fight with Gervonta Davis this past week. I had to go through surgery for an injury and am now recovering. I am sorry that I couldn’t fight and I want to thank everyone for their support. I will be back soon.”
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“I’d like to apologize to my fans – those who bought a ticket or were planning to watch it – for withdrawing from my mega-fight with Gervonta Davis this past…
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Parker-Chisora Update

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker would be interested in bouts against the best heavyweights in the world, including Derek Chisora, according to Parker’s promoter David Higgins.

“Like most top heavyweights, Joseph will be willing to fight anyone,” Higgins told Sky Sports. “I see Eddie Hearn mentioning Chisora publicly. If the deal was right, then, sure enough, Joseph certainly will not back away from anyone. It will be interesting to see how that pans out. There’s been one email from Eddie. No detailed discussion whatsoever. As I say, Joseph would be willing to step in with anyone, provided it’s the right terms. I’m hoping to speak to Eddie this week.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker would be interested in bouts against the best heavyweights in the world, including Derek Chisora, according to…
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Tszyu and Gallen in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian light middleweight Tim Tszyu (11-0, 9 KOs) will clash with former Commonwealth Champion Denton Vassell (25-5, 11 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Tszyu, who is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu, is coming off a round one stoppage of Marcos Jesus Cornejo in September 2018. Vassell who is from Lancashire, England, is coming off a second round stoppage loss to Evadais Korsakas in June 2018.

Also in action will be Rugby League football heavyweight star Paul Gallen (8-0, 4 KOs) who will clash with John Hopoate (12-5, 11 KOs). It will be Gallen’s first fight since November 2017.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian light middleweight Tim Tszyu (11-0, 9 KOs) will clash with former Commonwealth Champion Denton Vassell (25-5, 11 KOs) over twelve rounds at…
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Barrios facing final hurdle before title shot

Undefeated WBA #1 super lightweight contender Mario Barrios (22-0, 14 KOs) will look to continue his push toward a world title shot when he faces Mexico’s Richard Zamora (19-2, 12 KOs) live on Showtime this Saturday from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California. The card is headlined by WBA super featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis defending his title against former world champion Hugo Ruiz.

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The 23-year-old from San Antonio can increase his knockout streak to seven on February 9, all since he moved up to 140-pounds. Here is what Barrios had to say about his upcoming matchup and more from training camp in Oakland, Calif. Continue reading “Barrios facing final hurdle before title shot”

Undefeated WBA #1 super lightweight contender Mario Barrios (22-0, 14 KOs) will look to continue his push toward a world title shot when he faces Mexico’s Richard Zamora (19-2, 12…
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Brunson-Davis set for all-Philly showdown

On March 1st, another great All-Philadelphia matchup will take place as Tyrone Brunson will take on Jamaal Davis in a 10-round bout for the Pennsylvania state junior middleweight title at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. There has been much talk recently on the concept of All-Philadelphia fights taking place in the historic fight city. The show’s promoter, Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions, sees the value of such matchups and the interest it brings to the Philadelphia boxing scene.

“I have seen so much discussion recently about these Philadelphia matchups on social media,” said Kauffman. “These fights bring a lot of excitement and interest to any event that has a fight such as Brunson and Davis. Continue reading “Brunson-Davis set for all-Philly showdown”

On March 1st, another great All-Philadelphia matchup will take place as Tyrone Brunson will take on Jamaal Davis in a 10-round bout for the Pennsylvania state junior middleweight title at…
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New opponent for Yarde: Travis Reeves

Baltimore light heavyweight Travis Reeves will now be in the opposite corner to Anthony Yarde at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on February 23 after original opponent Mehdi Amar was forced to withdraw due to injury. Reeves, 17-3-2, has suffered only one defeat in his last 17 fights in a challenge for the IBO world title against Karo Murat and last fought in January at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he recorded a unanimous points victory over Lanell Bellows.

With former European champion Amar not in a position to travel, Reeves will provide the next test on the journey to the top for Yarde, who will have his 18th professional fight in Leicester. Continue reading “New opponent for Yarde: Travis Reeves”

Baltimore light heavyweight Travis Reeves will now be in the opposite corner to Anthony Yarde at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on February 23 after original opponent Mehdi Amar was…
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DeGale-Eubank heats up (more)

The bitter animosity between British super-middleweight rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. fired up again when the warring pair came head-to-head behind closed doors to film a special programme for fight broadcaster ITV Sport.

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Photo: Lawrence Lustig

With the big-fight just under three weeks’ away, the bad blood is boiling up between the long-time enemies, whose feud has stretched to nearly eight years, ahead of the ‘A Storm is Coming’ grudge fight promoted by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and Poxon Sports on February 23rd at The O2, exclusively live on ITV Box Office.

The fiery confrontation took place at a gritty converted former industrial factory in the backstreets of East London last week where DeGale and Eubank got up close-and-personal to film ITV Sports’ The Big Fight: DeGale vs Eubank Jr – Face to Face. Continue reading “DeGale-Eubank heats up (more)”

The bitter animosity between British super-middleweight rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. fired up again when the warring pair came head-to-head behind closed doors to film a special programme…
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Richard Commey: I felt something pop

Lomachenko fight may not be an option in April

By David Finger

Richard Commey might have put himself at the front of every fight fans’ list of dream match-ups for WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko after his brutal stoppage of Isa Chaniev on Saturday night in Frisco, Texas, but those dreams may have to be put on hold.

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Photo: David Finger

Commey admitted to reporters at ringside that he may have injured his right hand in the first round. “When I hit him I felt my right hand moved. I’m going to have to look at it,” he said. Continue reading “Richard Commey: I felt something pop”

Lomachenko fight may not be an option in April By David Finger Richard Commey might have put himself at the front of every fight fans’ list of dream match-ups for…
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Edwards to defend fly belt against Moreno

WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards (14-1, 6 KOs) will make the first defense of his world title against Angel Moreno (19-2-2, 6 KOs) on March 23 at the Copper Box Arena in London, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Edwards ripped the famous green belt from Cristofer Rosales on an emotional night at The O2 in London in December.

Also fast-rising light heavyweight Olympian Joshua Buatsi (9-0, 7 KOs) takes a significant step up when he takes on Liam Conroy (16-3-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant British title in just his tenth fight, cruiserweight rivals Lawrence Okolie (11-0, 8 KOs) and Wadi Camacho (21-7, 12 KOs) finally get it on in an all London affair, and Lewis Ritson (17-1, 11 KOs) defends his British lightweight title against ‘The KO Kid’ Andy Townend (22-4, 14 KOs).

WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards (14-1, 6 KOs) will make the first defense of his world title against Angel Moreno (19-2-2, 6 KOs) on March 23 at the Copper Box…
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Tupou bombs out Izonritei

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former world-rated heavyweight Bowie Tupou (27-6, 19 KOs) stopped Roger Izonritei (12-9-1, 11 KOs) in the first round in the main event at St Marys Band Club in St Marys, NSW, Australia. Tupou connected with a power right hand to the head of his opponent, who dropped to the canvas and the fight was waved off at 1:58 by the referee. Tupou boxed successfully in the USA from 2007 to 2012 having sixteen fights and only losing to world-rated Bryant Jennings, Malik Scott and Demetrice King. In 2015, Joseph Parker bombed Tupou out in round one. Continue reading “Tupou bombs out Izonritei”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former world-rated heavyweight Bowie Tupou (27-6, 19 KOs) stopped Roger Izonritei (12-9-1, 11 KOs) in the first round in the main event at…
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Results from Davenport, Iowa

By John Unland

Clint Calkins (Calkins Sports Productions) and Jesse Gomez (Alien Boi Boxing) brought another exciting night of boxing to the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday night. This was their second show at the venue and the standing room only crowd did not leave disappointed. They have been putting on the only regular show in Iowa for the past several years and it was nice to see a sold-event thanks in large part to an exciting and much anticipated main event.

Super welterweights Stephen Edwards of Davenport and Limberth Ponce of Rock Island, Illinois headlined the evening in a sometimes ugly but highly entertaining bout that featured contrasting styles and two equally vocal and loyal fanbases. Continue reading “Results from Davenport, Iowa”

By John Unland Clint Calkins (Calkins Sports Productions) and Jesse Gomez (Alien Boi Boxing) brought another exciting night of boxing to the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday…
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WBO orders Munguia-Hogan mandatory

The WBO Championship Committee has advised the camps of WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan to negotiate and reach an agreement within 30 days. If an accord is not reached within the time frame stated herein, a purse bid will be ordered. The minimum acceptable bid is $200,000. Any of the parties involved may request a purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiation process.

The WBO Championship Committee has advised the camps of WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan to negotiate and reach an agreement within 30 days. If…
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Denied IBF 130lb champ Ogawa returns

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

After a fourteen-month hiatus caused by a suspension after testing positive in a doping test, hard-punching Kenichi Ogawa (23-1-1NC, 17 KOs), 132, returned to ring warfare and defeated Philippine lightweight ruler Roldan Aldea (11-7-1, 6 KOs), 131.25, by a unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 99-92) over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Ogawa was once declared a winner over Tevin Farmer and a new IBF 130-pound champ in Las Vegas in December 2017, but a doping test result forfeited his newly acquired belt and the fight result was reversed to no contest. Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended him for six months, while the JBC announced a more strict punishment for a year to force the prospect inactive until December 9 of the previous year. Continue reading “Denied IBF 130lb champ Ogawa returns”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda After a fourteen-month hiatus caused by a suspension after testing positive in a doping test, hard-punching Kenichi Ogawa (23-1-1NC, 17 KOs), 132, returned…
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Kovalev beats Alvarez, regains WBO LH title

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photo: Sumio Yamada

In their much-anticipated rematch, Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) regained the WBO light heavyweight world championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over Eleider Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 120-108.
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Kovalev went back to basics with his new trainer, the newly elected Hall of Famer Buddy McGirt whose game plan was to jab and then jab some more against Eleider “Storm” Alvarez, who took Kovalev’s belt in a devastating knockout last year. The Krusher put on a boxing clinic to reclaim his title. Continue reading “Kovalev beats Alvarez, regains WBO LH title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photo: Sumio Yamada In their much-anticipated rematch, Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) regained the WBO light heavyweight world championship with a twelve round unanimous decision…
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