Silva KOs foe, Bopp upset in Argentina

The ten round main event saw unbeaten prospect Alejandro Luis Silva (17-0-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina KO countryman Maico Sommariva (9-4, 8 KOs) to retain his Argentina (FAB) super welter title. The first round saw both fighters having their moments in heated exchanges. The fight took a quick turn in round two when Silva dropped Sommariva with an uppercut and body shot that saw Sommariva spit out his mouthpiece. He valiantly rose to his feet to beat the count and the round ended. Sommariva made a nice comeback in round three temporarily rocking Silva. However, Silva ended matters in round four with a body shot where Sommariva again spit out his mouthpiece but beat the count. The referee correctly waved off the bout moments later as Sommariva was in no condition to continue. The official end came at 2:03 of round four.

Former multi-divisional world female champion Yesica Yolanda Bopp (36-2, 16 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in nearly two years dropping a split decision to the lesser experienced and younger Juliana Vanesa Basualdo (5-2). The official scores of the six round bantamweight contest were 59-57.5 /59.5-56 for Basualdo and 59-55 for Bopp. Bopp was a former world champion at 108 and 112 pounds.

Carlos Andres Tello and Sampson Lewkowicz promoted the event with TyC Sports televising.

The ten round main event saw unbeaten prospect Alejandro Luis Silva (17-0-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina KO countryman Maico Sommariva (9-4, 8 KOs) to retain his Argentina (FAB) super welter…
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Hart outpoints Guy, Teah demolishes Fryers

Two-time super middleweight title challenger Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (27-3, 21 KOs) took a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over 40-year-old journeyman Mike Guy (12-7-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. It seemed like Hart could have got a stoppage with more aggression, but he was content to get a 80-72, 79-73, 79-73 win. Jesse will return November 27.

Junior welterweight Samuel Teah (18-4-1, 8 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to demolish Larry Fryers (11-5, 4 KOs). Teah dropped Fryers and got him out of there with his follow-up barrage. Continue reading “Hart outpoints Guy, Teah demolishes Fryers”

Two-time super middleweight title challenger Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (27-3, 21 KOs) took a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over 40-year-old journeyman Mike Guy (12-7-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.…
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FS1 Weights from Bakersfield

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Photo: Sean Michael Ham / Premier Boxing Champions

Jose Valenzuela 136.4 vs. Deiner Berrio 137.6
Rajon Chance 124.6 vs. Elon de Jesus 123.6
Amed Medina 128 vs. Abdur Raheem Abdullah 130
Mikhail Montgomery vs. Marcos Rodriguez 126.8
Hendri Martinez 144.4 vs. Brennon Crow 144
Gurgen Hovhannisyan 291 vs. Jayvone Dafney 223.6

Venue: Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1

Jose Valenzuela 136.4 vs. Deiner Berrio 137.6 Rajon Chance 124.6 vs. Elon de Jesus 123.6 Amed Medina 128 vs. Abdur Raheem Abdullah 130 Mikhail Montgomery vs. Marcos Rodriguez 126.8 Hendri…
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Tszyu’s next opponent named

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #1 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) will collide with Japan’s WBO #7 rated Takeshi Inoue (17-1, 10 KOs) on November 17 in Australia at a venue to be decided. “It’s going to be a tough fight,” Tszyu told Fox Sports. “I think it’s going to be the hardest fight of my career. Definitely the toughest opponent of my career. But it’s something I was born for.

“I like a bit of pressure. At the same time, I like to punch people in the face. That’s what I do for a living, I punch people in the face and I get an enjoyment out of it.” Continue reading “Tszyu’s next opponent named”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #1 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) will collide with Japan’s WBO #7 rated Takeshi Inoue (17-1, 10 KOs) on November…
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WBC LIVE Channel is Officially On Air

The World Boxing Council (WBC) and VIVE Network have released the long-awaited WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE, as well as a fresh suite of applications. The universal rollout comes just in time for two live pay-per-view events that will stream in 4K exclusively on the newly-minted service.

Watch it here: https://live.vivetv.network/

The World Boxing Council (WBC) and VIVE Network have released the long-awaited WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE, as well as a fresh suite of applications. The universal rollout comes…
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Benn inks new multi-fight deal with Matchroom

Rising welterweight star Conor ‘The Destroyer’ Benn (19-0, 12 KOs) has signed a new multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after maintaining his perfect record with a shutout points with over Adrian Granados in front of 20,000 fans in Leeds earlier this month.

“I’m delighted to sign a new multi-fight promotional deal with Conor Benn,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn. “I’ve witnessed first hand how hard this young man has worked and he now sits as a major player in British boxing. His next fight will be in December and an announcement on this will be made soon.”

Rising welterweight star Conor ‘The Destroyer’ Benn (19-0, 12 KOs) has signed a new multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after maintaining his perfect record with a shutout points…
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Higgins: Chisora a worthy rematch

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

As officially announced yesterday, former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (29-2-1, 21 KOs) will clash with Derek Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) on December 18 in a rematch at the AO Arena, Manchester, England. Parker scored a split decision over Chisora in May.

”There were other offers on the table and talk of fighting Joe Joyce, but we felt a Chisora rematch made sense,” Parker’s manager David Higgins told Stuff. ”They are both household names in New Zealand and the UK and are globally recognized. The first fight was close … we saw it as a close but clear win to Joseph, and we’ve decided it’s worthy of a rematch.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing As officially announced yesterday, former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (29-2-1, 21 KOs) will clash with Derek Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) on December…
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Mann vows to dethrone Briedis

IBF #6 cruiserweight Artur Mann (17-1, 9 KOs) will challenge world champion Mairis Briedis (27-1, 19 KOs) for the IBF cruiserweight crown on October 16th at the Arena Riga with the fight on October 16th at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. This will be Briedis’ first fight since winning the World Boxing Super Series tournament 12 months ago.

“I’ll bring the title to Germany!” vowed Mann. “As a world champion, Mairis has the pressure to box in front of his fans at home, which isn’t always an advantage. He has everything to lose, I have everything to gain. Boxing in Riga isn’t a problem for me either, I. It spurs me on even more to get the most out of myself, then I’ll beat Briedis.”

IBF #6 cruiserweight Artur Mann (17-1, 9 KOs) will challenge world champion Mairis Briedis (27-1, 19 KOs) for the IBF cruiserweight crown on October 16th at the Arena Riga with…
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Former double IBO champion returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Former IBO super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Tommy “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen returns to action after being out of the ring for 30 months when he meets Youssouf Kasanga Mwanza from the Democratic Republic of the Congo at The Metropolis in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.

Oosthuizen, 33, who fights from the southpaw stance made his pro debut on 29 February 2008 and has racked up a record of 28-3-2, 16 KOs. Continue reading “Former double IBO champion returns to action”

By Ron Jackson Former IBO super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Tommy “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen returns to action after being out of the ring for 30 months when he meets…
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Bohachuk stops Igbokwe in six

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Photo: Lina Baker/360 Promotions

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Boxing returned to Montebello as WBC #13 super welterweight Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk (20-1, 20 KOs) stopped Raphael ‘Trouble’ Igbokwe, (16-3, 7 KOs) of Houston, Texas in headlining Hollywood Fight Nights at the Quiet Cannon on UFC Fight Pass.

Bohachuk began connecting the southpaw Igbokwe with the short looping right. In the second, Bohachuk continued to land the right hand on a very cocky Igbokwe. Bohachuk was patient in the third as he timed Igbokwe with solid punches. The Ukrainian continued to attack with punishing shots throughout the fight as the fight was called off at the end of the sixth by Igbokwe’s corner. Continue reading “Bohachuk stops Igbokwe in six”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Boxing returned to Montebello as WBC #13 super welterweight Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk (20-1, 20 KOs) stopped Raphael ‘Trouble’ Igbokwe, (16-3, 7 KOs) of Houston,…
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Weights from Philadelphia

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Photo: Marc Abrams / RDR Promotions

Jesse Hart 169.5 vs. Mike Guy 171
Samuel Teah 139.8 vs. Larry Fryers 138.9
Romuel Cruz 122.3 vs. Roberto Pucheta 122.5
Brendan O’Callaghan 157.8 vs. Davon Hall 161
Jerrod Miner 116.6 vs. Josh Arrons 116.3
Jabril Noble 134.5 vs. David Boria 140
Isaiah Johnson 140.7 vs. Leonidas Fowlkes 145.5

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: RDR Promotions
Stream: BXNGTV.com
1st Bell: 7 PM ET

Jesse Hart 169.5 vs. Mike Guy 171 Samuel Teah 139.8 vs. Larry Fryers 138.9 Romuel Cruz 122.3 vs. Roberto Pucheta 122.5 Brendan O’Callaghan 157.8 vs. Davon Hall 161 Jerrod Miner…
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Big numbers again for TrillerVerz II

Hip Hop fans and Boxing fans turned out in droves this past Tuesday night as TrillerVerz II delivered record-breaking numbers of viewership once again. With an outstanding five-fight boxing card (all knockouts) from the Hard Rock LIVE at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino followed by a star-studded Verzuz battle between Fat Joe and Ja Rule from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, When fully tabulated, TrillerVerz II will exceed the 5,000,000 broadcast views from its debut on August 3. Continue reading “Big numbers again for TrillerVerz II”

Hip Hop fans and Boxing fans turned out in droves this past Tuesday night as TrillerVerz II delivered record-breaking numbers of viewership once again. With an outstanding five-fight boxing card…
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WBA orders welterweight box-off

The WBA initiates the move to a single welterweight champion with Ugas-Stanionis and James-Butaev

The World Boxing Association (WBA) issued a resolution ordering a “Box-Off” in the welterweight division, to have a single champion. Yordenis Ugas will defend his title against Eimantas Stanionis and Jamal James will do the same against Radzhab Butaev in the first stage.

The WBA’s title reduction plan has been a priority for the organization and it has been trying to move forward in many ways. This “Box-Off” will settle the 147-pound situation with great bouts between the top-ranked fighters and the winners of both fights will face each other before March to determine the sole WBA welterweight champion.

Continue reading “WBA orders welterweight box-off”

The WBA initiates the move to a single welterweight champion with Ugas-Stanionis and James-Butaev The World Boxing Association (WBA) issued a resolution ordering a “Box-Off” in the welterweight division, to…
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New date for Figueroa-Fulton

Undefeated 122-pound world champions are set for a unification clash as WBC champion Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa and WBO champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton Jr. will battle in the Showtime main event Saturday, November 27 in the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

Figueroa and Fulton were originally scheduled to face each other this Saturday before the fight was pushed back due to a positive COVID-19 test for Figueroa. Continue reading “New date for Figueroa-Fulton”

Undefeated 122-pound world champions are set for a unification clash as WBC champion Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa and WBO champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton Jr. will battle in the Showtime…
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Two title fights on Mikey-Martin undercard

When Mikey Garcia returns to action on October 16 against Sandor Martin at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, the undercard will feature not one, but two light flyweight world title bouts.

WBO 108lb king Elwin Soto (19-1 13 KOs) puts his crown on the line against Jonathan Gonzalez (22-3-1 13 KOs) and WBA 108lb ruler Esteban Bermudez (14-3-2 10 KOs) defends his strap against Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez (13-0 9 KOs).

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (September 17). DAZN will televise worldwide.

When Mikey Garcia returns to action on October 16 against Sandor Martin at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, the undercard will feature not one, but two light flyweight world title…
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Matchroom announces three new fight cards

Mikey-Martin, Whyte-Wallin, Parker-Chisora on tap

DAZN and Matchroom have announced three premium fights nights to add to an ever-increasing fall fight schedule, live and worldwide on DAZN:

October 16: Former four-weight world ruler Mikey Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) returns to action against European super lightweight champion Sandor Martin (38-2, 13 KOs) at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA.

October 30: WBC interim heavyweight world champion Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) faces  Otto Wallin (21-1-0-1, 14 KOs) at the O2 in London.

December 18: Heavyweights Joseph Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) and Derek Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) rematch at the AO Arena in Manchester.

Full card details will be released soon.

Mikey-Martin, Whyte-Wallin, Parker-Chisora on tap DAZN and Matchroom have announced three premium fights nights to add to an ever-increasing fall fight schedule, live and worldwide on DAZN: October 16: Former…
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Arum Bullish on Berlanga

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum believes WBA #6, WBO #7 super middleweight Edgar Berlanga (17-0, 16 KOs) could be the one to eventually derail WBC, WBA, WBO super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs), but not yet. “I don’t think anybody beats Canelo,” Arum told SkySports. “He’s just that good. Maybe in two years or a year and a half, Berlanga [could].”

Arum said Berlanga will next appear on the October 9 Fury-Wilder undercard, then on December 11 in New York City, and finally invade Puerto Rico early next year. “He is a New Yorker of Puerto Rican origin,” said Arum. “He will fight in Puerto Rico where he is enormously popular.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum believes WBA #6, WBO #7 super middleweight Edgar Berlanga (17-0, 16 KOs) could be the one to…
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WBA schedules two purse purse bids

Since no agreements were reached between the parties during the 30-day free negotiation period, the WBA has scheduled two purse bids for Monday, September 27. WBA Championships Committee Chairman Carlos Chavez will be directing the auctions, which will be carried out over the Zoom platform.

For the mandatory bout between the WBA flyweight champion Artem Dalakian and official challenger Luis Concepción, the minimum bid will be USD $80,000.00 with a split of 55% for Dalakian and 45% for Concepción.

For the mandatory bout between the WBA super featherweight champion Roger Gutierrez and official challenger Chris Colbert, the minimum bid will be USD $120,000 with a split of 55% for Gutierrez and 45% for Colbert.

Concepción and Gutierrez became mandatory challengers when their interim titles became vacant due to the WBA world title reduction plan.

Since no agreements were reached between the parties during the 30-day free negotiation period, the WBA has scheduled two purse bids for Monday, September 27. WBA Championships Committee Chairman Carlos…
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Correa KOs Acosta, remains unbeaten

Super welterweight Jesus Correa (14-0, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jesus Acosta (15-4-1, 10 KOs) to claim the WBA Fedecaribe belt on Wednesday night in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Correa knocked his opponent down in the first round with a right to the head and from then on showed his dominance at all times. In the sixth round, Correa increased his punch volume and sent Acosta to the canvas again. Correa then pounced on top of Acosta and his ruthless barrage forced the Acosta corner to throw in the towel.

Female super featherweight Karla Ramos (7-9, 2 KO) won the WBA Fedelatin title by defeating world champion Liliana Palmera (29-14-3, 16 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Scores were 99-91, 100-91, 98-92.

Super welterweight Jesus Correa (14-0, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jesus Acosta (15-4-1, 10 KOs) to claim the WBA Fedecaribe belt on Wednesday night in Aguascalientes, Mexico.…
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Gary Shaw to oversee NABA

The World Boxing Association (WBA) informed all promoters today that all matters related to the North America Boxing Association (NABA) will be managed by Gary Shaw starting next month. Former NABA chair George Martinez resigned his position last October and was recently appointed as the new IBF Rankings Committee Chairman.

North America is a very active and important area for the WBA throughout history, for that reason the WBA is working to re-establish relations and make effective communication channels available to promoters through the WBA’s chief of staff Gary Shaw. The WBA informed promoters, boxers and managers in North America that the upcoming rankings, championships, and everything related to the regional body will be uploaded and published on the WBA website on October 1.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) informed all promoters today that all matters related to the North America Boxing Association (NABA) will be managed by Gary Shaw starting next month. Former…
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Weights from Montebello, California

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Photo: Lina Baker/360 Promotions

Serhi Bohachuk 158.2 vs. Raphael Igbokwe 156.8
Ali Akhmedov 170 vs. David Zegarra 173.4
Rafawel Simonyan 195.6 vs. Adrian Taylor 197.6
Adrian Corona 131.4 vs. Daniel Robles 130.6
Elvina White 134.8 vs. Chelsey Anderson 134.8

Venue: Quiet Cannon Event Center, Montebello, California
Promoter: RJJ Boxing
TV: UFC Fightpass

Serhi Bohachuk 158.2 vs. Raphael Igbokwe 156.8 Ali Akhmedov 170 vs. David Zegarra 173.4 Rafawel Simonyan 195.6 vs. Adrian Taylor 197.6 Adrian Corona 131.4 vs. Daniel Robles 130.6 Elvina White…
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Munguia to fight Rosado before Derevyanchenko

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed the acceptance of request made by middleweight Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) to proceed with his contracted fight in October against Gabe Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) and then proceed with the final WBC elimination bout versus Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10 KOs).

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed the acceptance of request made by middleweight Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) to proceed with his contracted fight in October against Gabe Rosado (26-13-1,…
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Omar Juarez returns Sunday

Super lightweight Omar “El Relámpago” Juárez (11-1, 5 KOs) will return to action against Mexico’s Jairo Lopez in FS1 PBC Fight Night action and on FOX Deportes this Sunday from Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, California.

The FS1 telecast on Sunday is headlined by undefeated super featherweight prospect Maliek Montgomery facing Aleem Jumakhonov in a 10-round bout.

Here is what Juarez had to say about training camp, bouncing back from his first pro loss and more. Continue reading “Omar Juarez returns Sunday”

Super lightweight Omar “El Relámpago” Juárez (11-1, 5 KOs) will return to action against Mexico’s Jairo Lopez in FS1 PBC Fight Night action and on FOX Deportes this Sunday from…
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Espinoza: Navarrete-Joet a classic fight

By Hesiquio Balderas

Fightnews.com® had the chance to talk to renowned boxing manager and two-time BWAA manager of the year Frank Espinoza. He is expecting an all-out war when his fighter Joet Gonzalez challenges for the world featherweight title against WBO champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete.

“I’m not taking anything away from Navarrete,” said Espinoza. “He’s a good champion, he has an awkward style and that makes him dangerous. He can punch but so does Joet, who is a well-rounded fighter. He wants to make a statement in this fight and does not take Navarrete lightly. Continue reading “Espinoza: Navarrete-Joet a classic fight”

By Hesiquio Balderas Fightnews.com® had the chance to talk to renowned boxing manager and two-time BWAA manager of the year Frank Espinoza. He is expecting an all-out war when his…
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WBC unveils Teotihuacano belt

Teotihuacano Belt

The WBC unveiled the “Teotihuacano Belt” at the weekly “Coffee Tuesday.” The belt will be awarded to the winner of the fight between the WBC/WBA/WBO super middleweight champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and IBF champ Caleb Plant, who clash on November 6, in Las Vegas.

This is the latest in a series of special and unique belts WBC has had designed to reward. laud and applaud the fights that stand out in the history of boxing, particularly the great boxers who battle on the two most important dates for Mexican boxing, May 5 (Battle of Puebla) and September 15 (Independence Day).

The WBC unveiled the “Teotihuacano Belt” at the weekly “Coffee Tuesday.” The belt will be awarded to the winner of the fight between the WBC/WBA/WBO super middleweight champion Saúl “Canelo”…
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