Weights from Mexico

Luis Torres 135.5 vs. Orlando Zepeda 134.5
Alan Solis 127 vs. Eddy Valencia 127
Lester Martinez 167 vs. Michi Munoz 167
Omar Ulises Gutierrez 141 vs. Geovanni Lopez 141.5
Giovanny Meza 147 vs. Jesus Hernandez 149

Venue: Marinaterra Hotel Spa Event Center, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: RJJ Boxing)
TV: UFC Fight Pass

Luis Torres 135.5 vs. Orlando Zepeda 134.5 Alan Solis 127 vs. Eddy Valencia 127 Lester Martinez 167 vs. Michi Munoz 167 Omar Ulises Gutierrez 141 vs. Geovanni Lopez 141.5 Giovanny…
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Report: Loma fought injured against Lopez

Shades of Mayweather-Pacquiao. According to ESPN, Vasiliy Lomachenko suffered an injury to his right shoulder in the lead up to Saturday’s showdown with “The Takeover” Teofimo Lopez for the undisputed lightweight title. Apparently, the situation was serious enough that there was talk within Team Lomachenko of possibly pulling out of the fight.

Unlike Pacman, Loma got permission from NSAC to be administered an injection. However, in the second round, he further aggravated the injury, perhaps explaining his lack of punch output.

Lomachenko underwent surgery Monday. Team Loma didn’t disclose the injury right away to avoid the appearance of making excuses.

Shades of Mayweather-Pacquiao. According to ESPN, Vasiliy Lomachenko suffered an injury to his right shoulder in the lead up to Saturday’s showdown with “The Takeover” Teofimo Lopez for the undisputed…
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Promoter employing drunk ring girl suspended

By Joe Koizumi

This is the serious aftermath of the previously reported ring girl who got drunk afterward wandering at the prestigious Korakuen Hall on September 8. The Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) announced on Monday to suspend the promoter of the event titled “Overheat Boxers’ Night,” Masaru Kawashima, the owner of Flash Akabane Gym, for six months from the date of the said event and also have him fined 500,000 Japanese Yen (some 4,740 USD) for a penalty. Continue reading “Promoter employing drunk ring girl suspended”

By Joe Koizumi This is the serious aftermath of the previously reported ring girl who got drunk afterward wandering at the prestigious Korakuen Hall on September 8. The Japan Boxing…
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Weekend Boxing Odds

FRIDAY ON DAZN

WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) defends against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-3-1, 27 KOs) in a rematch. Estrada is -550, Cuadras is +425

WBA super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (49-2, 41 KOs) defends against Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez (25-3, 11 KOs). Chocolatito is -2000, Jiga is +1250.

WBC flyweight champion “Rey” Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) defends against Moises “Taz” Calleros (33-9-1, 17 KOs). Martinez is -2500, Calleros is +1400.

SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME

Welterweights Sergey Lipinets (16-1, 12 KOs) and late sub Custio Clayton (18-0, 12 KOs) clash for the vacant IBF interim 147lb title. Lipinets is -250, Clayton is +175.

Super featherweights Xavier Martinez (15-0, 11 KOs) and Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (24-4, 17 KOs) meet in a WBA 130lb eliminator. Martinez is -625, Marrero is +350.

Super lightweights Malik “Iceman” Hawkins (18-0, 11 KOs) and Subriel Matias (15-1, 15 KOs) clash in a ten-rounder. Hawkins is -400, Matias is +275

FRIDAY ON DAZN WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) defends against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-3-1, 27 KOs) in a rematch. Estrada is -550, Cuadras is…
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IBF #4 Opetaia in action Thursday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #4, WBO #10 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (19-0, 15 KOs) will be in action against Benjamin Kelleher (13-1-2, 4 KOs) televised on Foxtel television network on Thursday at the Music Hall in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane but has his sights on a world title challenge in 2021.

“I want a world title shot but with this whole COVID-19 it’s so hard,” Opetaia said to AAP. “The main sort of cruiserweights and stuff are all over Europe, the world-ranked ones, and just to get over to Europe or get someone over here is just a big headache at the moment. Continue reading “IBF #4 Opetaia in action Thursday”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #4, WBO #10 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (19-0, 15 KOs) will be in action against Benjamin Kelleher (13-1-2, 4 KOs) televised on Foxtel…
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Leo Santa Cruz Virtual Media Day

Leo Santa Cruz
Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

Four-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz previewed his upcoming Showtime PPV main event against Gervonta “Tank” Davis during a virtual media workout Tuesday as he prepares for the highly anticipated showdown taking place Saturday, October 31 from Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Santa Cruz and Davis will fight for the WBA super featherweight and WBA lightweight championships in the rare clash in boxing history in which world titles in two weight classes will be at stake.

Other notable instances in recent boxing history are the 1988 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Donny Lalonde fight for the light heavyweight and super middleweight titles, and the 2014 Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana rematch for the super welterweight and welterweight championships. Continue reading “Leo Santa Cruz Virtual Media Day”

Four-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz previewed his upcoming Showtime PPV main event against Gervonta “Tank” Davis during a virtual media workout Tuesday as he prepares for the highly…
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Lipinets: We never missed a beat in preparation

Even with a change in date and then opponent, former world champion Sergey Lipinets remains supremely confident in his training camp and overall preparations as he prepares to take on unbeaten Custio Clayton for the Interim IBF Welterweight Title live on SHOWTIME this Saturday.

“We never missed a beat in preparation, even with the opponent change,” said Lipinets. “My fight with Kudratillo Abdukakhorov was on and off for so long that I already had an idea that he was going to be forced to back out, so I wasn’t shocked. I don’t really care, though. Whoever I have to fight I’m ready to fight, so I didn’t consider backing out of fighting for even one second.” Continue reading “Lipinets: We never missed a beat in preparation”

Even with a change in date and then opponent, former world champion Sergey Lipinets remains supremely confident in his training camp and overall preparations as he prepares to take on…
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Boxing back in Managua Oct 31

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) continue their run of monthly events on October 31st at the Nuevo Gymasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. The doors open at 6pm local time with a maximum of 200 fans allowed entry.

The featherweight main event will feature hometown favorite Elisson Marquez (10-2, 7 KOs) vs countryman Franco Gutierrez (10-5, 6 KOs). Marquez scored an upset of then-unbeaten Mohamed Soumaoro of Canada this past February. He followed that up with a dominant unanimous decision over Edwin Tercero last month. Continue reading “Boxing back in Managua Oct 31”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) continue their run of monthly events on October 31st at the Nuevo Gymasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. The doors open at…
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WBA and Pueblo Boxing confirm partnership

The World Boxing Association (WBA) and its president, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, confirmed a partnership with the company Pueblo Boxing for the celebration of the 100 years of the pioneer organization and the 20 years of this non-profit organization during 2021. The joint venture will have several projects, including the launching of a WBA clothing line and the support for tournaments, as well as founding and certifying gyms.

The oldest boxing organization in the world will celebrate its centenary in Russia during the month of July and the collaboration with Pueblo Boxing, which was born in 2001, comes at a great time for world boxing. Continue reading “WBA and Pueblo Boxing confirm partnership”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) and its president, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, confirmed a partnership with the company Pueblo Boxing for the celebration of the 100 years of the pioneer organization…
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All Access: Davis vs. Santa Cruz

Episode one of the Emmy Award-winning series takes viewers into the lives and training camps of two world champions as Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will collide on Saturday, October 31 on SHOWTIME PPV.

Episode one of the Emmy Award-winning series takes viewers into the lives and training camps of two world champions as Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will collide on Saturday,…
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Terry O’Connor Update

The British Boxing Board of Control has announced that boxing judge Terry O’Connor must appear before the stewards to address allegations that he used a smartphone while scoring the Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez fight at the East of England Showground Arena last Saturday. After the bout, an image was circulated on social media showing O’Connor distracted by something in his hand that resembled a phone in the middle of round eight. Adding fuel to the fire, O’Connor turned in an appalling 117-111 card in favor of house fighter Ritson in a fight where Vazquez appeared to be a runaway winner.

The British Boxing Board of Control has announced that boxing judge Terry O’Connor must appear before the stewards to address allegations that he used a smartphone while scoring the Lewis Ritson…
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Boxeo Telemundo Season Finale

Boxeo Telemundo closes out their final installment of the Fall series showcasing Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KO) from Barranquilla, Colombia, against Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KO) from Mexico City on Friday in a ten-round WBA interim Fedecentro super bantamweight title fight at The Residency at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Bouts are in the quarantine fight zone with no fans.

Belmar Preciado: “As always grateful to God for this new opportunity, I worked very hard all this time, and it is time to show the result of the work, this time I am in my weight much more concentrated and motivated, the confidence that the public has given me has made me very happy.

Fofo Hernandez: “I’m in fantastic shape and looking to shine in this fight; I’m grateful for this opportunity and very excited to fight in America.”

Boxeo Telemundo closes out their final installment of the Fall series showcasing Belmar Preciado (20-3-1, 13 KO) from Barranquilla, Colombia, against Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez (30-9-1, 28 KO) from Mexico City…
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New opponent for WBC champ JC Martinez

Julio Cesar Martinez will now defend his WBC world flyweight title against Moises Calleros on Friday at Azteca Studios in Mexico City, live on DAZN. Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) was due to face fellow countryman Maximino Flores but the IBO champion returned a positive test for COVID-19 and will be unable to challenge for Martinez’s green and gold strap.

Calleros (33-9-1 17 KOs) now has a golden opportunity to change his career overnight in Flores’ place. The 31-year-old landed the WBO NABO title at 112lbs last September and fights for world honors for the second time in his career having traveled to Japan in March 2018 to challenge WBO champion Ryuya Yamanaka.

Martinez’s clash with Calleros is part of a bumper world title triple-header in Mexico. Continue reading “New opponent for WBC champ JC Martinez”

Julio Cesar Martinez will now defend his WBC world flyweight title against Moises Calleros on Friday at Azteca Studios in Mexico City, live on DAZN. Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) was…
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Moloney: I will defeat Franco Nov 14

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KOs) is confident of victory in his return bout with current WBA super flyweight king Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KOs) on November 14 at the MGM Bubble in Las Vegas on a Top Rank promotion.

“I didn’t perform anywhere near my best in the first fight for a number of reasons,” stated Moloney. “I don’t want to make excuses for why I lost the first fight, I would rather let my actions do the talking. I believe you will see a career best performance from myself on November 14 and I will become a two-time WBA world champion.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney (21-1, 14 KOs) is confident of victory in his return bout with current WBA super flyweight…
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Selby-Kambosos winner to be Teofimo mandatory

George Kambosos Jr says he has been training ‘like a man possessed’ ahead of his crucial IBF lightweight world title final eliminator showdown with Lee Selby on the Usyk-Chisora undercard on Saturday October 31, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.

A win for the undefeated Australian (18-0, 10 KOs) would see him become mandatory challenger for newly-crowned undisputed lightweight king Teofimo Lopez, who brilliantly overcame Vasiliy Lomachenko by a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas on Saturday. Continue reading “Selby-Kambosos winner to be Teofimo mandatory”

George Kambosos Jr says he has been training ‘like a man possessed’ ahead of his crucial IBF lightweight world title final eliminator showdown with Lee Selby on the Usyk-Chisora undercard…
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Palmetta-Gorham clash Nov 7 in S Carolina

Newly crowned WBA international welterweight champion and 2016 Olympian Alberto “Beto” Palmetta (14-1, 10 KOs) will face Carlos “Rana” Gorham (16-6-1, 10 KOs) in a ten round bout on November 7th at the Rock Hill Recreation & Event Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

This is the second show of Payne Boxing Series which will be televised live on TyC Sports to the United States, Argentina and the whole continent.

Newly crowned WBA international welterweight champion and 2016 Olympian Alberto “Beto” Palmetta (14-1, 10 KOs) will face Carlos “Rana” Gorham (16-6-1, 10 KOs) in a ten round bout on November…
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Tavoris Cloud returns Nov 20 + Floyd appearance

Lank Entertainment is bringing professional boxing action to Daytona Beach, FL on November 20th at the Ocean Center. The event will include a special guest appearance Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr and The Money Team. TMT welterweight Maurice Lee (12-1-2, 5 KOs) will be headlining the event in an eight round bout. Also, former IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-3, 19 KOs) returning after a six-year layoff in an eight rounder, TMT super bantam prospect Javon Campbell (2-1, 1 KO), and several talented Florida boxers are set to lace up the gloves.

Tickets are available now at Oceancenter.com starting at $40. Meet & Greet the champ after the event in Ocean Center Ballroom. Get your tickets now at LankTheKing.com. Former Fightnews.com writer Christian Schmidt will be the ring announcer.

Lank Entertainment is bringing professional boxing action to Daytona Beach, FL on November 20th at the Ocean Center. The event will include a special guest appearance Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr…
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Ex-IBO champ Mbenge returns with win

By Ron Jackson

Former IBO and South African welterweight champion Thulani Mbenge returned to action after nearly 15 months when he won a wide 12 round unanimous points decision over South African based Congolese Mardochee Kuvesa Katembo to claim the vacant African Boxing Union welterweight title at the Klipspruit Sport Centre in Pimville Soweto on Saturday night. The scores were 100-91, 98-3 and 98-92. Continue reading “Ex-IBO champ Mbenge returns with win”

By Ron Jackson Former IBO and South African welterweight champion Thulani Mbenge returned to action after nearly 15 months when he won a wide 12 round unanimous points decision over…
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Prasovic-Puhalo title eliminator Friday in Serbia

Kety Box Promotion/Redzo Dedeic will present a WBO cruiserweight world title eliminator this Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia. Unbeaten WBO #3 ranked Dilian Prasovic (13-0, 10 KOs) of Montenegro will face unbeaten WBO #4 Edin Puhalo (19-0, 18 KOs) of Herzegovina. The winner will become mandatory to the winner of the December 12 clash between Krzysztof Glowacki and Lawrence Okolie. Those two will meet for the vacant WBO cruiserweight title on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev card in London.

“This is a fantastic showdown between two undefeated big punchers with the winner to be in prime position to challenge for the world title,” said Dedeic.

Kety Box Promotion/Redzo Dedeic will present a WBO cruiserweight world title eliminator this Friday at the Studio GSP Garage in Belgrade, Serbia. Unbeaten WBO #3 ranked Dilian Prasovic (13-0, 10…
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IBF #3 bantam Paul Butler victorious

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IBF #3, WBC #11 bantamweight and former world champion Paul Butler (32-2, 15 KOs) remained in contention for another world title shot as he defeated Ryan Walker (11-3, 2 KOs) on points after eight rounds on Sunday at the Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England. Butler was in control throughout the majority of the fight, landing a number of good shots. Walker tried his best to make it competitive, but in the end, Butler proved to be too good, with the referee scoring it 79-73 in his favor. Continue reading “IBF #3 bantam Paul Butler victorious”

IBF #3, WBC #11 bantamweight and former world champion Paul Butler (32-2, 15 KOs) remained in contention for another world title shot as he defeated Ryan Walker (11-3, 2 KOs)…
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Martz manhandles Marrone

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Former NABF Heavyweight champ 6’7 Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (20-9, 17 KOs) annihilated former WBA title challenger Mike Marrone (21-12, 15 KOs) in round one of the scheduled 10 round main event on Saturday night at the Southpaw Boxing & Fitness Club in Windham, New Hampshire.

From the opening bell, Martz used his superior size and reach to to land combinations at will from the outside before dropping Marrone with a straight right hand. Although Marrone beat the count and wanted to continue, referee Leo Gerstal put a halt to the onslaught midway through the opening stanza. Continue reading “Martz manhandles Marrone”

Former NABF Heavyweight champ 6’7 Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (20-9, 17 KOs) annihilated former WBA title challenger Mike Marrone (21-12, 15 KOs) in round one of the scheduled 10 round…
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Monster Inoue leaves for Las Vegas

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From left, brother Takuma, Naoya, father/trainer Shingo

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

“The Monster” Naoya Inoue, the WBA/IBF bantamweight champion, has left Japan for Las Vegas via Los Angeles this evening on Sunday. Naoya accompanied his father/trainer Shingo and younger brother/ex-WBC interim 118-pound champ Takuma. The Monster said, “I’ve perfectly prepared for my defense against Australian challenger Jason Moloney at the MGM Grand on October 31. I will show my best performance there.” Having watched the live telecast of the Teofimo Lopez-Vasyl Lomachenko unification title bout, Naoya took the flight for LAX. Bon voyage.

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat “The Monster” Naoya Inoue, the WBA/IBF bantamweight champion, has left Japan for Las Vegas via Los Angeles this evening on Sunday. Naoya accompanied…
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MASSIVE Lopez-Loma Photo Gallery

Teofimo Lopez Espn Victory

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

There is a new undisputed lightweight king. Teofimo Lopez toppled Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision in a superstar-making performance Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Conference Center, and in doing so, he became the youngest undisputed champion (23) in the four-belt era.

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank There is a new undisputed lightweight king. Teofimo Lopez toppled Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision in a superstar-making performance Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Conference…
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Crawford-Brook, Franco-Moloney 2 official

It’s official. WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook on November 14.

In the world championship co-feature, Joshua “El Profesor” Franco will defend his WBA super flyweight title against former world champion Andrew “The Monster” Moloney in a rematch of their June bout, won by Franco via decision.

ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise Crawford-Brook and Franco-Moloney 2, while undercard bouts will stream live on ESPN+. Venue information for Crawford-Brook will be announced soon. Continue reading “Crawford-Brook, Franco-Moloney 2 official”

It’s official. WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his title against former welterweight world champion Kell Brook on November 14. In the world championship co-feature, Joshua “El…
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Lopez-Lomachenko Scorecard

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All three judges gave Teofimo Lopez the first seven rounds, putting Vasyl Lomachenko into a deep hole he couldn’t dig out of.

We had Lopez winning 115-114, giving Lopez rounds 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 12. We gave Loma rounds 2, 8, 9,10, 11. Round 7 was even. On our card, the fight was up for grabs entering round 12 where Lopez dug deeper to win it.

All three judges gave Teofimo Lopez the first seven rounds, putting Vasyl Lomachenko into a deep hole he couldn’t dig out of. We had Lopez winning 115-114, giving Lopez rounds…
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