Adrien Broner hit with restraining order

By TMZSports.com

Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner has been ordered to stay away from social media star Andrew C. Caldwell after making a video implying he would shoot Caldwell in the face if he made a pass at him. Caldwell filed a request for a temporary restraining order against the boxer Thursday morning in St. Louis — which was granted by a judge. Broner must stay at least 500 feet from Caldwell.

Broner threatened to “punch the testosterone” out of Caldwell earlier this week — claiming Andrew had been contacting him online in an attempt to hook up. Caldwell has said Broner was the initiator. Continue reading “Adrien Broner hit with restraining order”

By TMZSports.com Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner has been ordered to stay away from social media star Andrew C. Caldwell after making a video implying he would shoot Caldwell…
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Kingpin on ESPN+ Saturday afternoon

Two promising British prospects will be showcased live on ESPN+ in the United States on Saturday afternoon. The most interesting fight from Morningside Arena in Leicester, England, features unbeaten heavyweight Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) against former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (34-12-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-rounder.

The main event has Sam Bowen (14-0, 10 KOs) making the first defense of his British super featherweight title against Jordan McCorry (17-4-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading “Kingpin on ESPN+ Saturday afternoon”

Two promising British prospects will be showcased live on ESPN+ in the United States on Saturday afternoon. The most interesting fight from Morningside Arena in Leicester, England, features unbeaten heavyweight…
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Gilberto Mendoza Festival starts Saturday in Venezuela

The third annual Gilberto Mendoza Festival will begin this Saturday March 23rd in Maracay, Venezuela. The event that takes place every year since the death of the President Emeritus of the World Boxing Association (WBA) had to be postponed initially due to the blackouts that occurred a week ago in the South American country but the festival now has a new start date. Continue reading “Gilberto Mendoza Festival starts Saturday in Venezuela”

The third annual Gilberto Mendoza Festival will begin this Saturday March 23rd in Maracay, Venezuela. The event that takes place every year since the death of the President Emeritus of…
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Weights from Hollywood, California

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Mercito Gesta 138 vs. Juan Rodriguez 134.6
Ferdinand Kerobyan 146.8 vs. Blair Cobbs 146
Manuel Avila 125.8 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.6
James Wilson 236.6 vs. Miguel Cubos 213.8
David Mijares 139.2 vs. Antonio Sanchez 139.4
Oscar Acevedo 134 vs. Daniel Bastien 134.2
Chris Ousley 156.6 vs. Jorge Munguia 160.4

Venue: Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook

Mercito Gesta 138 vs. Juan Rodriguez 134.6 Ferdinand Kerobyan 146.8 vs. Blair Cobbs 146 Manuel Avila 125.8 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.6 James Wilson 236.6 vs. Miguel Cubos 213.8 David Mijares…
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2019 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees named

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 7th annual inductee list to be enshrined August 9th and 10th at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Inductees include: Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Ronald “Winky” Wright, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz, “Terrible” Terry Norris, “Schoolboy” Bobby Chacon (posthumous), Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, Wayne “Pocket Rocket” Mccullough, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, Leroy “Irish” Haley (posthumous), Floyd Mayweather Sr., Duane Ford, Dan Goossen (posthumous), Dr. Edwin “Flip” Homansky, Marc Risman.

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 7th annual inductee list to be enshrined August 9th and 10th at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Inductees…
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Bika-Thompson added to FS1 telecast

Former world champion Sakio Bika will face Lionell Thompson in an eight or 10 round super middleweight showdown that will be featured in PBC Prelims on FS1 action this Sunday from MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Bika vs. Thompson replaces the previously announced Jose Miguel Borrego vs. Jerry Brown fight, after Brown withdrew from the fight.

The FS1 prelims broadcast also features Brandon Quarles (21-4-1, 10 KOs) battling Aaron Coley (15-2-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout, plus Baltimore’s Lorenzo Simpson (2-0, 2 KOs) taking on Earl Henry (0-1-1) in a four-round super welterweight attraction.

The event is headlined by two-division world champion Lamont Peterson taking on former junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets in a 12-round welterweight match.

Former world champion Sakio Bika will face Lionell Thompson in an eight or 10 round super middleweight showdown that will be featured in PBC Prelims on FS1 action this Sunday…
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Ex-champ Jaime Rios passes

By Héctor Villarreal

Former light flyweight world champion Jaime Ríos has passed away on Wednesday morning at age 65 in his native Panamá following a long illness. Nicknamed “El Cieguito” (The Blindy), Ríos became the first WBA titlist in his weight división by winning a decision over Venezuelan warrior Rigoberto Marcano in 1975.
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Ríos was barely approved to turn professional by the medical staff of Panama’s Boxing Commission because of his vision deficiency which he always compensated with his phenomenal style of constant movements. His pro record was 22 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, with 10 victories by KO.

By Héctor Villarreal Former light flyweight world champion Jaime Ríos has passed away on Wednesday morning at age 65 in his native Panamá following a long illness. Nicknamed “El Cieguito”…
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Broadway Boxing back in New York City

Celebrating its 16th year, DiBella Entertainment’s acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns to Manhattan on Wednesday, April 10, at Sony Hall in Times Square. Ukrainian welterweight contender Ivan “The Volk” Golub (15-1, 12 KOs) will headline the event taking on Karim Mayfield (21-5-1, 11 KOs), in defense of his WBC USNBC title, scheduled for 10 rounds.

Also, WBA super middleweight women’s world champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (10-1, 5 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight-round non-title bout, 6’7 former Olympian Bakhodir “The Big Uzbek” Jalolov (5-0, 5 KOs) will see action in a six-round tilt, undefeated junior middleweight prospect Hurshidbek Normatov (7-0, 3 KOs) will battle in a scheduled six-rounder, super bantamweight Khalid “Pure Gold” Twaiti (4-0, 2 KOs) will compete in a four-round bout, and welterweight prospect Brian Ceballo (7-0, 3 KOs) will fight in a six-rounder.

Celebrating its 16th year, DiBella Entertainment’s acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns to Manhattan on Wednesday, April 10, at Sony Hall in Times Square. Ukrainian welterweight contender Ivan “The Volk” Golub…
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New opponent for Gorman

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) will now take on Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (32-12-1, 18 KOs) at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, England on Saturday. Gorman has, unfortunately, been victim of late withdrawals of opponents this week, while the veteran Johnson was also due to have his first fight of the year but suffered an opponent withdrawal.

They will now face each other and the match represents a return to the Morningside Arena for the 39-year-old Johnson, who fought in Leicester last year, taking Daniel Dubois the full 10-round distance. Gorman is being primed for a clash with Dubois later this year.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman (15-0, 11 KOs) will now take on Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (32-12-1, 18 KOs) at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, England on Saturday. Gorman has, unfortunately,…
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European Boxing Update

By Marco Bratusch

Fairly incredibly, at today’s EBU purse bid for the vacant European Union (EU) junior lightweight title at stake for Italy’s Michael Magnesi (13-0, 5 KOs) and hard-hitting Spaniard Jon Fernandez (17-1, 15 KOs), boxing ventures BBT Productions and Euskobox offered just the same amount of money, submitting two identical offers of 20,100 Euros. The unique and unusual situation left the EBU no choice but to reschedule the purse bid for next Wednesday, March 27th, at noon – Italian time. Continue reading “European Boxing Update”

By Marco Bratusch Fairly incredibly, at today’s EBU purse bid for the vacant European Union (EU) junior lightweight title at stake for Italy’s Michael Magnesi (13-0, 5 KOs) and hard-hitting…
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WBA schedules Usyk-Lebedev purse bid

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has scheduled the purse bid for the fight between cruiserweight super champion Oleksandr Usyk and champion in recess Denis Lebedev next Thursday, March 28th, at the offices of the Ocean Business Plaza, the Aquilino de la Guardia Avenue, in Panama City. The bid, which will take place at 11:00 AM local time, will have a participation amount of $10,000, while the minimum amount to be offered will be $400,000. The purse split will be distributed in 75% for Usyk, while the remaining 25% will be for Lebedev. The WBA Continental Director Aurelio Fiengo will be in charge of the auction, which was initially scheduled for March 12th but had to be postponed for logistical reasons.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has scheduled the purse bid for the fight between cruiserweight super champion Oleksandr Usyk and champion in recess Denis Lebedev next Thursday, March…
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Campa-Lopez clash in Hermosillo April 16

Light welterweights Pedro La “Roca” Campa (30-1, 20 KOs) and Abner “Jaeger” López (27-9, 23 KOs) collide on April 6 at the Arena Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Both fighters are big punchers, so this should be a good one. Campa-López will be the co-feature for the clash between Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez (27-7-3, 16 KOs) and José Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-8-1, 13 KOs).

Light welterweights Pedro La “Roca” Campa (30-1, 20 KOs) and Abner “Jaeger” López (27-9, 23 KOs) collide on April 6 at the Arena Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Both fighters are…
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Tito Acosta poised to defend WBO 108lb title

WBO light flyweight world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (19-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico hosted a media workout Tuesday at Legendz Boxing in Norwalk, Calif. ahead of his battle against Ganigan Lopez (35-8, 19 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the co-main event of Garcia-Lopez on March 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and which will be streamed live on DAZN.

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“I’ve been working hard for this fight. I’ve been in camp since January 27 because I thought I was going to fight on March 16. But then I got the call to fight on March 30. Either way, I’m excited to defend my title for a third time. Continue reading “Tito Acosta poised to defend WBO 108lb title”

WBO light flyweight world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (19-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico hosted a media workout Tuesday at Legendz Boxing in Norwalk, Calif. ahead of his…
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Garcia-Granados Kickoff Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

Former two-division world champion Philadelphia’s own Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-2, 20 KO’s) and Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KO’s) of Chicago, held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles for their upcoming fight taking place Saturday, April 20 headlining Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Sports Deportes at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

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Danny Garcia: “April 20 I’m on the road. This is another fight for my legacy. I know he’s coming to fight. I’ve been training hard. Adrian Granados is a tough fighter. I’m excited to be back. I plan on winning in fashion. April 20 the Danny Garcia show.”

Adrian Granados: “It’s going to be a great fight. Two fighters that come with it. This is a fight I wanted. It’s been a long time coming for me. I haven’t had the easiest road. I’m looking to get my respect. I look forward to April 20. May the best man win.” Continue reading “Garcia-Granados Kickoff Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla Former two-division world champion Philadelphia’s own Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-2, 20 KO’s) and Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KO’s) of Chicago, held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in…
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Wilder-Breazeale face-off

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale went face-to-face Tuesday at a heated press conference to officially announce their heavyweight title showdown taking place May 18 on Showtime from Barclays Center

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Deontay Wilder: “It’s always great to get a mandatory out of the way. They’re like flies buzzing in my ear. I just want to get them out of the way so I can do great things for the heavyweight division. I want one champion, one face, one name, but you need a lot of cooperation to make that happen…every man I’ve faced; they’ve landed on the canvas. I’m going to continue to do that on May 18…enjoy this one, because it’s going to be a massacre. May 18 will be a beautiful day for me and a beautiful day to see what I’m planning to do for the sport of boxing.”

Dominic Breazeale: “I’m sick of seeing this guy walking around with his belt. I’m going to put him down. People are going to be rising to their feet when I knock him down…Deontay does nothing right in the ring. He looks like a circus-act. All he does is talk. But there’s nothing he can say on May 18. Deontay loves to hear his own voice. All he does is talk and talk. It’s time to get in the ring. Nobody can get in there and save him. It’s just me and him. Leather on leather. We’ll see who lands first. Hopefully he gets off the canvas.”

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale went face-to-face Tuesday at a heated press conference to officially announce their heavyweight title showdown taking…
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Beterbiev, Ancajas headline May 4 in Stockton, CA

IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev, the only current world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio, will take his iron fists to California for the second defense of his title. Beterbiev, who recently signed a long-term pact with Top Rank, will face IBF #13 Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic in the main event Saturday, May 4 at Stockton Arena. In the co-feature, Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas, the world’s longest-reigning 115-pound world champion, will make the seventh defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title against IBF #1 contender Ryuichi Funai.

And, in a six-round lightweight special attraction, 18-year-old Stockton native and blue-chip prospect Gabriel Flores Jr. will face off against Eduardo Pereira. ESPN will televise the featured bouts with the soon-to-be announced undercard streaming on ESPN+.

IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev, the only current world champion with a 100 percent knockout ratio, will take his iron fists to California for the second defense of…
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Wilder-Breazeale lands on Showtime

It’s official. Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) will put his title on the line for the ninth time when he steps into the ring against mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) live on Showtime May 18 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 am.

“I’m very happy that I get a chance to get a mandatory out of the way, because I consider mandatories like flies buzzing around my head,” said Wilder. “They bother me. I’m busy. I have things that I want to do. I want to get him out of the way. I’m about to smash this fly. This is a personal fight for me. As the universe works this is the perfect time. I haven’t been this excited about destroying an opponent since Bermane Stiverne. I’m also excited to have the very first event for BombZquad Promotions at what I consider one of best arenas in the country, Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It’s go time baby. I can’t wait.”

It’s official. Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) will put his title on the line for the ninth time when he steps into the…
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Wilder-Breazeale details coming today

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has a press conference today to announce his defense against WBC #4 Dominic Breazeale. The bout is expected to take place on May 18 at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. Wilder (who is a free agent) has been wooed by ESPN and DAZN (apparently turning down a $100 million offer from the latter) but reportedly will stick with Showtime or Showtime PPV for this fight. Continue reading “Wilder-Breazeale details coming today”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has a press conference today to announce his defense against WBC #4 Dominic Breazeale. The bout is expected…
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Lipinets aiming to make statement Sunday

Former junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets (14-1, 10 KOs) takes on former two-division world champion Lamont Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KOs) this Sunday. The twelve round fight will take place at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland on FS1 and Fox Deportes.

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This bout stylistically has all the potential for a real barnburner. Each guy enjoys slugging out. The fight is a pick’em for some boxing experts with Peterson having home advantage being from Washingtong DC. Lipinets is quite prepared to go 12 but would prefer to end matters inside the distance. Continue reading “Lipinets aiming to make statement Sunday”

Former junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets (14-1, 10 KOs) takes on former two-division world champion Lamont Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KOs) this Sunday. The twelve round fight will take place…
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Boxing returns to Bay Area on Saturday

Super lightweight prospect Willie “The Thrill” Shaw (9-0 6KOs) will face Jose Marrufo (11-8-2, 1 KO) in an eight-round main event from the San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo, California, on March 23, promoted by Ambition Empire Promotions, and card put together by matchmaker Andy Nance.

Willie Shaw, who trains with Jairo Escobar in San Francisco, CA, along with training in Martinez, CA with famed sports strength and conditioning coach Mike Neal Jr., as well as sparring top talents such as Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney over the past year. Shaw is known for his power. Continue reading “Boxing returns to Bay Area on Saturday”

Super lightweight prospect Willie “The Thrill” Shaw (9-0 6KOs) will face Jose Marrufo (11-8-2, 1 KO) in an eight-round main event from the San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo,…
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Cabrera-Mioletti vs. Dulay Saturday at the Boat

By Ricardo Ibarra

Unbeaten Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (15-0, 6 KOs) will look to continue his ascent up the divisional ladder on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, facing off with upset-minded Filipino banger Recky Dulay (11-4, 8 KOs) in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 120th edition of the long-running ‘Battle at the Boat’ series. Continue reading “Cabrera-Mioletti vs. Dulay Saturday at the Boat”

By Ricardo Ibarra Unbeaten Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (15-0, 6 KOs) will look to continue his ascent up the divisional ladder on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino…
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GYM, IBF champ Beterbiev part ways

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev announced today that they have reached an agreement confirming the termination of their promotional contract. This agreement also puts an end to all legal proceedings between GYM and Artur Beterbiev.

“In the last few months it has become clear to us and Artur that a solution negotiated in good faith would be preferable to the consequences of a prolonged judicial debate. We are proud of the work accomplished with Artur during our association and we wish him the best success in the pursuit of his career,” said Yvon Michel, President of GYM. Continue reading “GYM, IBF champ Beterbiev part ways”

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev announced today that they have reached an agreement confirming the termination of their promotional contract. This agreement also puts…
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Barbosa-Alvarado added to Loma-Crolla card

Undefeated WBO #3 super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (20-0, 7 KOs) is a young contender closing in on a world title shot. Mike Alvarado (40-4, 28 KOs) wants another taste of world championship glory. Barboza, from South El Monte, California, will take on former 140-pound world champion Alvarado in a 10-round super lightweight bout on Friday, April 12 at Staples Center as part of the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard. ESPN+ will stream. Continue reading “Barbosa-Alvarado added to Loma-Crolla card”

Undefeated WBO #3 super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (20-0, 7 KOs) is a young contender closing in on a world title shot. Mike Alvarado (40-4, 28 KOs) wants another taste…
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WBC champ Edwards targets WBA champ Yafai

WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards says a domestic blockbuster with British rival and WBA super flyweight king Kal Yafai is “on the radar”, but he must first have to overcome former sparring partner Angel Moreno when he defends his world title for the first time at the Copper Box Arena this Saturday, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

“He’s on the radar, 100 percent,” said Edwards. “It could be next because I would have it next, but I know he won’t, so it probably won’t be next. I don’t think he wants to entertain me at all. He made that pretty clear during the year when I was trying to call for the fight. Continue reading “WBC champ Edwards targets WBA champ Yafai”

WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards says a domestic blockbuster with British rival and WBA super flyweight king Kal Yafai is “on the radar”, but he must first have to overcome…
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Ultimate Boxxer returns May 10

Ultimate Boxxer has announced a broadcast deal with BT Sport that will have a minimum of five shows broadcast live in the UK and Ireland in the first year that will simulcast on BT Sport and BT Sports’ YouTube channel – available to anyone to watch for free. The first event of the year will be May 10 at The Indigo at The O2 in London with the second event confirmed for June 28 in Manchester.

Format: Eight boxers battle it out in an elimination tournament with four quarter-finals, followed by two semi-finals and one final to determine the winner. All bouts are three-rounders and take place on the same night.

The eight middleweights who will fight it out on May 10 are: Joe Hurn (10-0-1, 6 KOs), Tey-Lynn Jones (11-1, 2 KOs), Derrick ‘The Punching Preacher’ Osaze (6-0, 1 KO), Grant Dennis (12-1, 2 KOs), Keiron Conway (10-0, 3 KOs), Josh Groombridge (7-1, 4 KOs), Sean Phillips (6-0, 0 KOs), Kaan Hawes (5-0-1, 0 KOs).

Ultimate Boxxer has announced a broadcast deal with BT Sport that will have a minimum of five shows broadcast live in the UK and Ireland in the first year that…
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