Kovalev defeated by Safar in comeback fight

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unbeaten WBO #15 cruiserweight Robin Safar (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former unified light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (35-5-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Returning after two year layoff, 41-year-old Kovalev appeared to be a shadow of his former glory as Safar systematically broke him down. Safar finally dropped the Krusher with moments left in the fight. Scores were 97-92, 99-90, 95-94.

Unbeaten heavyweight Moses Itauma (9-0, 7 KOs) made quick work of Ilja Mezencev (25-4, 21 KOs), finishing him 50 seconds into round two. Itauma claimed the WBO intercontinental belt.

Unbeaten WBC #10 lightweight Mark Chamberlain (16-0, 12 KOs) destroyed Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (23-2,16 KOs) in the first round. Chamberlain dropped Wahab twice to end it. Time was 2:42. Chamberlain claimed the WBC silver title.

Other Results:
David Nyika KO4 Michael Seitz (cruiserweight)
Isaac Lowe W10 Hasibullah Ahmadi featherweight)
Daniel Lapin KO1 Octavio Pudivitr (light heavyweight)

Unbeaten WBO #15 cruiserweight Robin Safar (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former unified light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (35-5-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Another brawl after Paras upsets Kyoguchi in Korea

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Last Saturday (May 11), Treasure Boxing Promotions of Japan, presided by ex-WBO junior light champ Masayuki Ito (retired), staged a show at Paradise city in Inchon, Korea. Former world 108-pound champ, now WBA#2, IBF#4 flyweight Hiroto Kyoguchi (18-2, 12 KOs9, 112, surprisingly dropped an upset unanimous decision (97-93 twice, 96-94 by all Korean judges under KBM) to IBF#10 ranked Filipino Vince Paras (21-2-1, 15 KOs), 111.75, over ten. It was such a close contest that Paras was more aggressive with less precision, while Kyoguchi less aggressive but with better precision. The upset loser Kyoguchi, who previously kept his IBF 105-pound belt against Paras by a unanimous nod (all 117-110) in 2018, strongly complained of the debatable decision, which he strongly claimed. The show was shown live by U-Next streaming in Japan, and it became a big controversy among our TV viewers. Continue reading “Another brawl after Paras upsets Kyoguchi in Korea”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Last Saturday (May 11), Treasure Boxing Promotions of Japan, presided by ex-WBO junior light champ Masayuki Ito (retired), staged a show at Paradise…
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Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Press Conference

By Jeff Zimmerman

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul faced off at the kickoff press conference for their July 20 clash on Netflix from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Press Conference Highlights:

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By Jeff Zimmerman Mike Tyson and Jake Paul faced off at the kickoff press conference for their July 20 clash on Netflix from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Press Conference…
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Navarrete, Berinchyk make weight

Emanuel Navarrete 135 vs. Denys Berinchyk 134.8
(WBO lightweight title)

Emanuel Navarrete Vs Denys Berinchyk Pose (1)
Photo: Top Rank

Giovani Santillan 146.4 vs. Brian Norman Jr 146.5
(WBO interim welterweight title)

Giovani Santillan Vs Brian Norman Jr Pose (1)
Photo: Top Rank

Richard Torrez Jr 229.9 vs. Brandon Moore 229.4

Richard Torrez Jr Vs Brandon Moore Pose
Photo: Top Rank

Other Weights:
Emiliano Vargas 139.6 vs. Angel Varela 140
Jonny Mansour 134 vs. Anel Dudo 130.8
Alan Garcia 137.8 vs. Wilfredo Flores 136.9
Jonathan Lopez 127.1 vs. Edgar Ortega 127.6
Art Barrera Jr. 146 vs. Levy Josue Garcia Benitez 143.9

Venue: Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

Emanuel Navarrete 135 vs. Denys Berinchyk 134.8 (WBO lightweight title) Giovani Santillan 146.4 vs. Brian Norman Jr 146.5 (WBO interim welterweight title) Richard Torrez Jr 229.9 vs. Brandon Moore 229.4…
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Fury outweighs Usyk by 38.5 pounds

Ring announcer Michael Buffer incorrectly announced Oleksandr Usyk’s weight as 233.5 pounds at Saturday’s weigh-in. However, later it was learned that Usyk actually weighed 223.5 pounds and is giving up nearly 40 pounds.

Tyson Fury 262 vs. Oleksandr Usyk 223.5
(Undisputed WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight title)

Tyson Fury Vs Oleksandr Usyk Pose (2)
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unlike the press conference Fury and Usyk did face off. The fighters pressed their foreheads together, then Fury pushed Usyk. “The Gypsy King” weighed in more than 15 pounds less than the 277.75 pounds he weighed for his last fight against Francis Ngannou.

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Tyson Fury: “I’m coming for his heart. That’s what I’m coming for. F*ck his belt. I’m coming for his f*cking heart. He’s getting it tomorrow. Spark out! F*ck him. F*ck all his team too. F*ck the lot of them. They can all get it if they wanted to.”

Oleksandr Usyk: “[I told him] don’t be afraid. I will not leave you alone tomorrow.”


Jai Opetaia 198.1 vs. Mairis Briedis 199.1
(IBF cruiserweight title)

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Joe Cordina 130 vs. Anthony Cacace 129.8
(IBF junior lightweight title)

Joe Cordina Vs Anthony Cacace Pose
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Agit Kabayel 238.5 vs. Frank Sanchez 238.5

Agit Kabayel Vs Frank Sanchez Shake Hands
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Sergey Kovalev 194.2 vs. Robin Safar 194.1

Sergey Kovalev Vs Robin Sirwan Safar Pose
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Other Weights:
Moses Itauma 239.1 vs. Ilja Mezencev 232.1
Mark Chamberlain 132 vs. Joshua Wahab 132.1
Daniel Lapin 174.7 vs. Octavio Pudivitr 173.7
Isaac Lowe 125.5 vs. Hasibullah Ahmadi 127.7

Venue: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Promoter: Top Rank, Queensberry Promotions
TV: DAZN PPV, ESPN+ PPV

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Usyk addresses naysayers

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Five years ago in Chicago, after he stopped Chazz Whiterspoon in seven, I told Oleksandr Usyk that fighting like that will not be enough to win the belt. We met again 24 hours before his quest to become first undisputed heavyweight champ in 25 years. I asked Oleksandr about our exchange from Chicago, and he answered.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk Five years ago in Chicago, after he stopped Chazz Whiterspoon in seven, I told Oleksandr Usyk that fighting like that will not be enough to win the…
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Teddy Atlas talks Fury-Usyk

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Legendary Teddy Atlas explains from Riyadh all the angles (pun intended!) of the Usyk vs. Fury fight and gives his final prediction:

“Usyk because he knows how to win. I know Tyson will be ready, best he can be…but it will be not enough for Usyk.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Legendary Teddy Atlas explains from Riyadh all the angles (pun intended!) of the Usyk vs. Fury fight and gives his final prediction: “Usyk because he knows how…
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Navarrete eyes world title in fourth weight division

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

By Miguel Maravilla

Three-division world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) of Mexico City looks to add to his impressive resume as he takes on Ukrainian Olympian undefeated Denys Berinchyk (18-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBO lightweight title. Navarrete faces Berinchyk this Saturday night at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California live on ESPN.

“This fight represents a lot. The opportunity to become a four-division world champion. I’m looking to take advantage of this opportunity,” says Navarrete. “I’m coming to the lightweight division to win and conquer.”

Having wrapped up his camp in Tijuana, Navarrete comes in well-trimmed and ready to campaign at 135 pounds.

“I always train similar every fight is different. He is an Olympian with experience in boxing. We always put a lot of energy and put the work in 100 percent,” Navarrete said on the preparation. “The truth is I’ve been training here for six years now. There’s a lot of sparring here and I am very focused here on the task but at the same time being away from family. There are sacrifices to make in this sport to come out on top.” Continue reading “Navarrete eyes world title in fourth weight division”

By Miguel Maravilla Three-division world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) of Mexico City looks to add to his impressive resume as he takes on Ukrainian Olympian undefeated Denys…
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Broner-Cobbs Kickoff Press Conference

Ahead of his big “Fists of Fury” event on June 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the world’s greatest promoter Don King addressed the media alongside the fighters featured on the card.

Don King: “We are going to be here and bring boxing back to the fans, where it rightly belongs. I am very excited and pleased to do so. June 7 will be an exciting evening and will be second to none. We will be able to bring you Adrien “The Problem” Broner, and he is a problem, but so am I…most of these guys will fight better than they talk. That’s what they are. They are fighters. They are in the hurt business, and they don’t sit around and cry. This is the business to hurt people. We play the cards we are dealt, and we deal with them.”

The featured WBC People’s Championship has former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) against fan-favorite Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs).

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Blair Cobbs: “It’s none other than Blair “The Flair,” the most exciting man in boxing. I come out blazing like never before. You guys are going to see something that you’ve never seen before. Things that are going to happen to Broner are going to be things never seen before. You guys are going to see action-packed performances, and this is all that I am about. I’ve been born for this moment. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. I’ve been looking for this moment for a long time. I’ve been begging for this moment for a long time. I’ve been praying for this moment for a long time. Thank you, Don King, because Don King is back in action. June 7, I’ve arrived.”

Adrien Broner: “Now look at all this clown sh*t and none of this clown sh*t will work in the ring. People say I’m a clown but I’m a different type of clown. He’s (Cobbs) a clown in the circus. I’m ‘IT.’ I’m some scary type of clown. It gets scary when you talk about me. That sh*t isn’t going to work on me. June 7, I want everyone to come out. This time I don’t need to say anything, he’s doing everything for me. I’m about to f*ck this guy up. I look at him like Bill Haney if he was a boxer, no disrespect to Bill Haney. June 7 is doomsday and I’m training good. I’m training in Las Vegas with my little brother Tank (Davis). A lot of people thought I wouldn’t show up but I’m in shape and I can’t wait to put on a great performance. So, everyone come out and we’re about to get money. Let’s go Don, we got money to make.”

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In a world title fight, WBC cruiserweight champion Noel “The Dark Horse” Mikaelian (27-2, 12 KOs) of Miami will defend his title for the first time when he takes on number one challenger Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (20-1, 19 KOs) from Ontario, Canada.

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Photo: Chris Belser | Behind the Boxer Magazine

Noel Mikaelian: “It will be a good fight. I’ll be defending my world title. I’m looking forward to bigger fights and this one is just like a training fight.”

Ryan Rozicki: “I’m not really much of a talker, I’m here to knock him out or he’s going to knock me out. And that’s it.”

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Navarrete-Berinchyk Final Press Conference

Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) will attempt to become a four-division world champion when he fights Denys Berinchyk (18-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBO lightweight world title this Saturday at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

Emanuel Navarrete Vs Denys Berinchyk Pose
Photo: Top Rank

Emanuel Navarrete: “Each fight is different. Each opponent is different. Denys is an Olympian. He has a lot of experience in boxing. That’s the part we have to defeat. That’s the hardest part on Saturday. However, we always work the same. We always strengthen certain things that have been seen as weak in previous fights. But we always put a lot of energy into each training camp. We always have that mentality to work at 100 percent, and this camp wasn’t the exception. We worked hard, and Saturday will be a great fight night for all those watching at Pechanga Arena.”

Denys Berinchyk: “I’m happy for Emanuel that he was the king in three divisions, but this is my division. You will see a great, exciting fight on Saturday night.”

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The co-feature between hometown hero Giovani Santillan (32-0, 17 KOs) and unbeaten Brian Norman Jr. (25-0, 19 KOs) will now be for the vacant WBO interim welterweight title. If Santillan wins, he will become only the second San Diego-born world champion in history, following Paul Vaden in 1995.

Giovani Santillan Vs Brian Norman Jr Pose
Photo: Top Rank

Giovani Santillan: “I’ve been looking forward to something like this happening ever since my first fight at Pechanga San Diego back in 2021. I’ve been saying that I want to bring world title fights for myself here in San Diego. Me being born and raised here, it’s an honor for this to happen. I’m excited. I just found out this morning {that the fight would be for the WBO interim title}. I’m ready.”

Brian Norman Jr: “We’re in his hometown. Everything is against me in this fight. But once again, this is where I shine the best. I thrive off of negativity. I love this opportunity. I love this moment…he’s number one, plain and simple. You saw what he did to Alexis Rocha to earn his spot, so I have to earn mine. He did his thing. Time for me to do mine.”

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Fury-Usyk Final Press Conference

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Photo: Queensberry Promotions

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) refused to look at WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) during the face-off following the final press conference for their PPV clash on Saturday at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Neither fighter had much to say during their turn at the mic. They were both very respectful and serious.

Tyson Fury: “I’m ready. I’ve got nothing to say apart from I’m ready for a good fight. And if it’s tough or easy, either way, I’ll be ready.”

Oleksandr Usyk: “I’m excited. I’m grateful for His Excellency, the reason this fight happened. Let’s make history!”

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Fury, Usyk Media Workout Quotes

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

This is what WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) had to say at Wednesday’s media workout, three days before all the belts will be at stake on PPV from the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tyson Fury: “I’m on top of the world, baby! Who wouldn’t be enjoying it? I’m in the great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is the main event. It is the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world…we’re looking forward to putting on a fantastic show for the world to watch.”

Oleksandr Usyk: “I feel good. Each event brings with it a new experience. It’s always a wonderful, great, and new experience for the team. I don’t have a final message for him. I will save it for Saturday.”

This is what WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) had to say at Wednesday’s media workout, three days before…
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Mexican legends inspire Navarrete

As Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) prepares to make history, he’s received overwhelming support from some of Mexico’s most revered boxing legends.

Canelo Alvarez, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, Leo Santa Cruz, and Jorge “El Travieso” Arce have all extended their support to the 29-year-old fighting pride of San Juan Zitlaltepec, who will attempt to join this elite group of Mexican boxers who have captured world titles in four different weight divisions.

Navarrete will fight Ukrainian Olympian Denys Berinchyk (18-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBO lightweight world title this Saturday at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. Continue reading “Mexican legends inspire Navarrete”

As Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) prepares to make history, he’s received overwhelming support from some of Mexico’s most revered boxing legends. Canelo Alvarez, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Erik…
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Inoue’s Incredible Story after a Knockdown

Inoue In The Corner After The First Round (1)

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Incredible story! Japan’s most popular news show named “Sunday Morning” of TBS television–this Sunday–revealed an untold surprising episode of “Monster” Naoya Inoue’s behavior after his very first knockdown in his career that he suffered in the opening session at the hand of Luis Nery at the Tokyo Dome.

Inoue In The Corner After The First Round (2)While Naoya was sitting on the stool in the corner after the first, he was watching a big screen that replayed Nery’s left hook dropping him. Monster reportedly carefully watched the orbiting patch of Nery’s vicious left hand so that he would never take the punch again.

Is that true? Usually it is said a boxer after hitting the deck becomes temporarily unclear in thinking because of the cobwebs. Monster Inoue, however, did analyze Pantera Nery’s punching angle and timing of his countering shot in the first—thanks to the big screen replay at the Dome.

Should it be really true, he must be a Monster.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Incredible story! Japan’s most popular news show named “Sunday Morning” of TBS television–this Sunday–revealed an untold surprising episode of “Monster” Naoya Inoue’s behavior…
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Q&A Heavyweight Thomas Narmo

Thomas NarmoUnbeaten heavyweight prospect Thomas Narmo (7-0, 7 KOs) of Norway is ready to test his skills against other heavyweight prospects. The 6’6 giant-sized Norwegian is a former professional hockey player and is scheduled for a tuneup fight in June. All of his wins have been inside the distance and the 30-year-old is anxious for bigger opportunities in the immediate future. Fightnews.com® spoke with Narmo as he is in training for his upcoming bout.

What led to your pursuit of a career in boxing?

I used to play professional hockey and then MMA. My knees were giving out and it turns out my potential was bigger in boxing than MMA. I just was not aware of it. Continue reading “Q&A Heavyweight Thomas Narmo”

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Thomas Narmo (7-0, 7 KOs) of Norway is ready to test his skills against other heavyweight prospects. The 6’6 giant-sized Norwegian is a former professional hockey player…
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Fury, Usyk make grand arrivals

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

On Tuesday at Boulevard Riyadh City, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBO/IBF/WBA ruler Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) made their grand arrivals. Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) will battle for the undisputed heavyweight crown this Saturday at Kingdom Arena. The winner becomes the division’s first undisputed champion in the four belt era.

Tyson Fury: “I predict that somebody’s ‘0’ has got to go. And it’s going to be that team over there, unfortunately for them. Oleksandr Usyk is a great fighter. Olympic gold medalist, cruiserweight world champion, heavyweight world champion. But, unfortunately for him, he has to come against the great Tyson Fury in the era of me. I’m really looking forward to Saturday night….even if he had 20 million people screaming his name, they cannot fight for him on the night. And when there’s two men in there on the night, it’s going to be very daunting when he has the undertaker in the ring with him.”

Oleksandr Usyk: “I feel good. I’m very happy to be here. Saturday is a special day because I will have the opportunity to become undisputed for a second time. It’s great. It’s very good for me. It’s very important for my country. I like that…I have a plan. It’s a better plan. And it’s a great plan.”

On Tuesday at Boulevard Riyadh City, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBO/IBF/WBA ruler Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) made their grand arrivals. Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs)…
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Adrien Broner Update

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner’s status was in doubt, but it looks like he will show up to face once-beaten welterweight Blair “The Flair” Cobbs face-to-face in a preview of their special WBC People’s Championship matchup that will be part of six title fights in a press conference this Thursday. The two will be joined by WBC cruiserweight champion Noel “The Dark Horse” Mikaelian (27-2, 12 KOs) of Miami and #1 challenger in Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (20-1, 19 KOs) from Ontario, Canada, promoting a night of fights entitled “Fists of Fury” promoted by Don King Productions.

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The Unified Champions

By Mauricio Sulaimán
President of the WBC – Son of José Sulaimán

By the time this column is published, I will be on my way to the biggest fight in the heavyweight division this century.

Tyson Fury, world champion of our WBC, will face the Ukrainian, Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the other three recognized belts in boxing. These types of fights are called undisputed, that is, for the undisputed title, which refers to the fact that there is no other person who is called world champion of that division.

The undisputed champion is actually somewhat unusual. Decades ago, this phenomenon occurred when the WBC and WBA champions faced each other. Then came the IBF, and finally, the WBO. So, to make history and to be considered undisputed you must possess all four belts.

It is even more difficult to remain as undisputed champion, due to the regulations, which are different within the four organizations, which lead any of them to order their own mandatory fight. Continue reading “The Unified Champions”

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NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Announces Inductions

By Boxing Bob Newman

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) has announced its 16-member class of 2024. The 12th Annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), September 15, 2024, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Tickets are priced at $175 per person and includes a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET, as well as a 7-course dinner (prime rib, fish, or poultry) and open bar throughout the event. Tickets are available to purchase by contacting NYSBHOF president Jack Hirsch at (516) 790-7592 or [email protected]. Ads for the NYSBHOF program are available, ranging from $500 to $110. Continue reading “NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Announces Inductions”

By Boxing Bob Newman The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) has announced its 16-member class of 2024. The 12th Annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be Sunday afternoon…
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Fury-Usyk odds tighten up

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury versus WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has turned into a pick’em fight in their undisputed heavyweight title showdown this Saturday on PPV from the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The “Gypsy King” and Usyk are both currently -110. Fury opened as a -135 favorite.

In another big fight on Saturday, three-division champion Emanuel Navarrete is a 6:1 favorite to defeat Denis Berinchyk to claim the vacant WBO lightweight title on ESPN from the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.

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Fury, Usyk camps in heated confrontation

Teams of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and WBA/IBF/WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk ran into each other in their Riyadh hotel and things quickly escalated. Both groups began chanting the name of their fighter, then Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, headbutted Stanislav Stepchuk, a member of Team Uysk. Security separated the groups. After the incident, John Fury emerged with blood streaming down his face from a cut on the forehead. He later apologized.

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Joseph wins super middle tourney

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Reigning Massachusetts 168lb champion Bernard Joseph (8-1-1, 5 KOs) added another title belt to his growing collection, capturing last Saturday night’s inaugural “Granite Chin Box Off” super middleweight tournament, which headlined the “Rumble at the Rink” pro boxing event, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP), in front of a packed Quincy Youth Arena in Quincy, Massachusetts.

The “Granite Chin Box Off” tournament was created by GSP president Chris Traietti, featuring four fighters in a pair of three-round semifinal matches, with the winners squaring off in the five-round main event. Continue reading “Joseph wins super middle tourney”

Reigning Massachusetts 168lb champion Bernard Joseph (8-1-1, 5 KOs) added another title belt to his growing collection, capturing last Saturday night’s inaugural “Granite Chin Box Off” super middleweight tournament, which…
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Unbeaten Younan blitzes Luna in one

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Photo: Star Boxing

Undefeated super middleweight Junior Younan (20-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a highlight reel first round knockout over Ricardo Adrian Luna (26-12-2, 17 KOs) to capture the vacant WBA Continental America Gold title on Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York. The knockout came at 2:53 in the first round as Younan won his Star Boxing debut.

Undefeated super middleweight Junior Younan (20-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a highlight reel first round knockout over Ricardo Adrian Luna (26-12-2, 17 KOs) to capture the vacant WBA Continental America Gold…
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GIANT Lomachenko-Kambosos Photo Gallery

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Check out this GIANT Lomachenko-Kambosos photo gallery for some incredible shots + the scorecard + action from the Guevara-Moloney and Johnson-Hughes fights.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Check out this GIANT Lomachenko-Kambosos photo gallery for some incredible shots + the scorecard + action from the Guevara-Moloney and Johnson-Hughes fights.

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