Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

 

Amron Sands 270 vs. Cristian Galvez 240
Francy Fortunato 123 vs. Misael Vazquez 122
Ramon De La Paz 147 vs. Abraham Peralta 146
+ eight more fights

Promoter : Shuan Boxing and Domini Boxing
Venue : Centro Deportivo Calero, Santo Dominico, Dominican Republic

By Robert Coster   Amron Sands 270 vs. Cristian Galvez 240 Francy Fortunato 123 vs. Misael Vazquez 122 Ramon De La Paz 147 vs. Abraham Peralta 146 + eight more…
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Boxing Buzz

Top Rank for sale? Promoter Bob Arum told Business Insider that he has had discussions with talent agency Endeavor, telecommunications company Liberty Global and DAZN about selling TR’s brand, fighter contracts, video fight library and a gaggle of Las Vegas real estate.
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Looks like the WBC/WBO super lightweight fight between Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol that was originally slated to take place February 1 in China before being scrapped due to the Wuhan coronavirus, will be rescheduled for May 9 in Ramirez’ backyard of Fresno. ESPN will air the fight on one of their platforms.
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The hotly rumored imminent announcement of Canelo vs. Billy Joe Saunders on May 2 at T-Moble Arena in Las Vegas still hasn’t happened yet.
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IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was reportedly booted out of Victor Conte’s SNAC strength-and-conditioning program in San Carlos, California.

Top Rank for sale? Promoter Bob Arum told Business Insider that he has had discussions with talent agency Endeavor, telecommunications company Liberty Global and DAZN about selling TR’s brand, fighter…
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Wilder-Fury 2: War of WORDS

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury finally decided that it’s time to drop the “nice guy/all the respect” routine from previous weeks. Who won battle of the words at last press conference? You be the judge…

By Przemek Garczarczyk Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury finally decided that it’s time to drop the “nice guy/all the respect” routine from previous weeks. Who won battle of the words…
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Juarez-Gonzalez Final Press Conference

Promoter Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr held the final presser for Boxeo Telemundo’s 2020 season premiere as both Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and Saul “Baby” Juarez were face to face. Both ‘Lil Giants’ are looking for a world title opportunity.
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Also on hand was world-renowned trainer Freddie Roach with his latest top prospect Elvis Rodriguez (5-0, 5 KOs), as well as 2x Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez, who was greeted with fan enthusiasm as he walked the Dolphin Mall property. Doors at Miccosukee Indian Gaming open at 7PM/EST First Bell 8PM/EST.

Promoter Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr held the final presser for Boxeo Telemundo’s 2020 season premiere as both Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and Saul “Baby” Juarez were face to face. Both ‘Lil…
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Michael Hunter talks his future, Wilder-Fury 2

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Michael Hunter, one of the new faces and powers in the heavyweight division, is in Las Vegas. The “Bounty Hunter” talks about his future, possible fights, the place for Oleksandr Usyk at heavyweight, and, of course, Wilder-Fury 2. “This fight is already won…by Wilder,” said Hunter. “We’re just waiting for this to happen in the ring.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk – Michael Hunter, one of the new faces and powers in the heavyweight division, is in Las Vegas. The “Bounty Hunter” talks about his future, possible fights,…
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Wilder-Fury Final Press Conference

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and undefeated former heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury nearly came to blows at a heated final press conference Thursday as they previewed their rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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Tyson Fury: “The 12th round of our first fight was a good round, and credit to Wilder, he got me with two of the best punches I have ever seen thrown in a 12 round heavyweight fight. As we have seen, that has become very famous, the ole’ knockdown of the Gypsy King was very active online and all over the world. But the thing Wilder must be thinking is, I hit that guy with my hardest punch in round 12, and he got up. What do I have to do to keep him down?…The biggest puncher who ever lived should have no problem opening my cut up. He could not keep me down in the 12th round, so now I want to see if he is able to get up off the floor. I don’t think he has the guts to get up.”

Deontay Wilder: “Round 12 has been in his mind since day one, that’s why he ran away from the rematch. In the back of Fury’s mind, he will think about how I gave him a concussion and how he had no idea how he even got on the ground. So, I do believe that round is in his head, and if he says otherwise, he is lying…I don’t believe anything Fury says. I think he is just trying to butter me up and use a lot of mind games. He did that in the first fight to try and steal rounds, so we were lucky that we had experienced judges that weren’t influenced by that. I am not concerned with what he says, I am more focused on what he does. I am a man of action.”

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and undefeated former heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury nearly came to blows at a heated final press conference Thursday…
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Fight Club OC Weights

For Opening Night of the 10th Year Anniversary Fight Club OC show Thursday, February 20th. Tickets at www.socafights.com

Andrew Segura 129.6 vs Lucnor Discerne 129.8
Trent Meaux 136 vs Benji Gomes 136
Uriel Villanueva 139.8 vs John Ornalas 139.6
Danny Silva 145.8 vs Dennis Fisher 145
Austin Brooks 124.8 vs Javier Navarro 125.4
Joey Dorado 138.9 vs Keith Carson 139.5

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions

For Opening Night of the 10th Year Anniversary Fight Club OC show Thursday, February 20th. Tickets at www.socafights.com Andrew Segura 129.6 vs Lucnor Discerne 129.8 Trent Meaux 136 vs Benji…
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Wilder-Fury officials named

Referee Kenny Bayless will be the third man in the ring for Saturday’s Wilder-Fury rematch in Las Vegas. Judges are Glenn Feldman, Dave Moretti, and Steve Weisfeld.

Referee Kenny Bayless will be the third man in the ring for Saturday’s Wilder-Fury rematch in Las Vegas. Judges are Glenn Feldman, Dave Moretti, and Steve Weisfeld.

Wilder-Fury Notes

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren has confirmed details of the rematch clause for Saturday’s rematch between his fighter Tyson Fury and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. “The loser has 30 days to call on the rematch and that has to be accepted,” Warren told BBC Radio 5 Live.

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This is interesting. While the betting odds are pretty even, polled heavyweight boxers young and old are overwhelmingly predicting that WBC heavyweight Deontay Wilder will defeat Tyson Fury on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Evander Holyfield – Wilder: “I’m picking Deontay Wilder based on his confidence and the fact that he does all of the right things to remain in great shape, and that he’s committed to his craft. Wilder’s not just a big guy with a right hand, but he’s also become more calculated in his approach. That’s why I’m picking him to win this second fight against Tyson Fury.”

Larry Holmes – Wilder: “Deontay Wilder will knock out Tyson Fury in the seventh or eighth round if he does what I know that he can do, which is stay on the outside, use his jab, throw that right hand over the jab.” Continue reading “Wilder-Fury Notes”

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren has confirmed details of the rematch clause for Saturday’s rematch between his fighter Tyson Fury and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. “The loser has…
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Wilder, Fury Grand Arrivals

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury made their grand arrivals Tuesday afternoon at MGM Grand, kicking off fight week events for their heavyweight showdown on Saturday. Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) rolled up in a red Ferrari, while Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) arrived shortly after in a Rolls-Royce SUV.

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Deontay Wilder: “I’m going to knock out Tyson Fury in devastating fashion on Saturday night. After I show the world what greatness lies inside of me, I will continue to go even further and do more amazing things in this sport.”

Tyson Fury: “I am knocking that bum out in two rounds. It’s going to be an early night. I’ve done all I can, and I can’t wait for Saturday night to be here. The WBC belt is the only major title I’ve yet to win. Saturday night, it will be mine.”

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury made their grand arrivals Tuesday afternoon at MGM Grand, kicking off fight…
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Juarez eyes upset on Telemundo Friday

Boxeo Telemundo kicks off 2020 this Friday. The series returns to the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, Florida presented by Felix “Tuto” Zabala, All Star Boxing, Inc.

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The season opener will feature another chapter in the famed classic “Mexico vs Puerto Rico” boxing rivalry between former world title challengers WBO #15 Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-10-2, 13 KOs) of Mexico City will take on WBO #8, WBA #13 Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (22-3-1, 13 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a ten-rounder with the WBO/NABO light flyweight title at stake. Continue reading “Juarez eyes upset on Telemundo Friday”

Boxeo Telemundo kicks off 2020 this Friday. The series returns to the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, Florida presented by Felix “Tuto” Zabala, All Star Boxing, Inc. The season…
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Lewis: I will chop Fundora down

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian light middleweight Daniel Lewis (6-0, 4 KOs) has been made betting underdog in Saturday’s ten round contest against 6’5 Sebastian Fundora (13-0-1, 9 KOs) at the MGM Casino on the Wilder-Fury undercard.

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“Everyone says I’m stepping up fast but I feel like it’s a good pace for me,” Lewis told AAP. “I’ve fought 150 amateur fights, all shapes and sizes, so I’ve got to adjust in the early rounds and I see myself taking him out, chopping him down. We’ve watched a few videos and he has the one basic style. He doesn’t use his height to his advantage. He loves to fight inside which suits me. I think he’s at a disadvantage in this fight.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian light middleweight Daniel Lewis (6-0, 4 KOs) has been made betting underdog in Saturday’s ten round contest against 6’5 Sebastian Fundora (13-0-1,…
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Golden Boy signs three prospects

By Miguel Maravilla

Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday the signing of three prospects: lightweight Daillis Kaleiopu of Hawaii, bantamweight Asa Stevens also from Hawaii, and super welterweight Shane Mosley Jr.

Here is what Oscar De La Hoya had to say: “We are excited to be signing three great prospects. We have big plans to keep them busy on DAZN. These are 3 young men that are hardworking and talented. Our objective is to get them a world title.” Continue reading “Golden Boy signs three prospects”

By Miguel Maravilla Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday the signing of three prospects: lightweight Daillis Kaleiopu of Hawaii, bantamweight Asa Stevens also from Hawaii, and super welterweight Shane Mosley Jr.…
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Shock Golden Contract Draw

There were some huge surprises during the Golden Contract semi-final draw, with the Golden Ball adding the drama that was expected.

A huge night of action takes place at a sold out York Hall on Friday, live on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

A Golden Ball was added into the semi-final draw, with the fighting selecting it able to choose their opponent from the three remaining fighters that selected the red balls. Continue reading “Shock Golden Contract Draw”

There were some huge surprises during the Golden Contract semi-final draw, with the Golden Ball adding the drama that was expected. A huge night of action takes place at a…
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Gonzalez-Juarez Clash Friday on Telemundo

Boxeo Telemundo returns this Friday to kick off its 31st straight year on air with another chapter in the famed classic “Puerto Rico vs Mexico” as WBO #8 WBA #13 Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez(22-3-1 13 KO’s) of Caguas, PR faces WBC #6 WBO #15 Saul “Baby” Juarez(25-10-2 13 KO’s) of Mexico City, MX. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds in the light flyweight division with the WBO/NABO title in play.

The showdown will mark the return of the series back to the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, Florida presented by Felix “Tuto” Zabala, All Star Boxing, Inc. Continue reading “Gonzalez-Juarez Clash Friday on Telemundo”

Boxeo Telemundo returns this Friday to kick off its 31st straight year on air with another chapter in the famed classic “Puerto Rico vs Mexico” as WBO #8 WBA #13…
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Wilder-Fury 2 Fight Week kicks off today

Wilder-Fury 2 fight week kicks off today with the fighter grand arrivals at the MGM Grand’s main lobby. The event is open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Sebastian Fundora and Daniel Lewis
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Emanuel Navarrete and Jeo Santisima
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Charles Martin and Gerald Washington
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Tyson Fury
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Deontay Wilder

Wilder-Fury 2 fight week kicks off today with the fighter grand arrivals at the MGM Grand’s main lobby. The event is open to the public. The schedule is as follows:…
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Ex-champ Briggs eyes bare-knuckle fight

Former two-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs(60-6-1, 53 KOs) is planning to try bare-knuckle fighting.  A May date is being looked at in Miami, Florida which is close to where Briggs resides.  The news was broke to Fightnews.com® by boxing manager and businessman Scott Hirsch, who managed Briggs while he beat the odds and won the WBO world heavyweight title in 2006.

“Shannon was on the fence about trying his hand in the bare-knuckles squared circle after being out of the ring for the last three years. Hearing former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez called him ‘washed up’ and said he wouldn’t have a chance against him or the other top bare-knuckles fighters lit a fire under the two- time world heavyweight boxing champion,” said Hirsch. Continue reading “Ex-champ Briggs eyes bare-knuckle fight”

Former two-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs(60-6-1, 53 KOs) is planning to try bare-knuckle fighting.  A May date is being looked at in Miami, Florida which is close to…
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Wilder, Fury talk about Fury’s new team

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have a new team in his corner for Saturday’s PPV rematch with WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. Both Fury and Wilder weigh in on the ramifications.

[Tyson Fury on his new trainer SugarHill Steward] “I had a good defensive coach, Ben Davison. We worked a lot on defense every single day for two years. It was defense, defense, defense. So I needed an aggressive trainer. I worked with SugarHill in the past. I knew he was a good guy. I knew we got along well, which is very important. Communication is key to any good relationship, and that’s what I brought him in, and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, ever.” Continue reading “Wilder, Fury talk about Fury’s new team”

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will have a new team in his corner for Saturday’s PPV rematch with WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. Both Fury and…
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South African Boxing Update

By Ron Jackson

Latest S.A. boxing news including Rowan Campbell, Joshua Studdard, Hekkie Budler, Deejay Kriel, Nkosinathi Joyi, Kevin Lerena and more…

Rowan Campbell to fight for vacant IBO belt

South Africa’s Rowan Campbell is scheduled to meet Evgeny Shvedenko of Russia for the vacant IBO super middleweight belt on March 28 at the Palazzohalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. This is a well-deserved reward for the 26-year-old Campbell who made his pro debut on December 1, 2016, and has remained undefeated in compiling a record of 12 wins with 8 coming inside the distance. Continue reading “South African Boxing Update”

By Ron Jackson Latest S.A. boxing news including Rowan Campbell, Joshua Studdard, Hekkie Budler, Deejay Kriel, Nkosinathi Joyi, Kevin Lerena and more… Rowan Campbell to fight for vacant IBO belt South Africa’s Rowan…
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James, Delorme to clash for WBA interim belt

WBA #5 welterweight Jamal “Shango” James (26-1, 12 KOs) hopes to bring a world championship to his hometown April 11 when he faces #11 rated Thomas Dulorme (25-3-1,16 KOs) for the WBA interim welterweight title at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The card will air on FOX with a second world title fight expected to be added. Light heavyweight David Morrell Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs will also appear on the card.

WBA #5 welterweight Jamal “Shango” James (26-1, 12 KOs) hopes to bring a world championship to his hometown April 11 when he faces #11 rated Thomas Dulorme (25-3-1,16 KOs) for…
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Navarrete a big favorite Saturday

Boxing’s busiest champion WBO super bantamweight ruler Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (30-1, 26 KOs) will make his fifth title defense in nine months against Jeo Santisima (19-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday’s Fury-Wilder PPV. 25-year-old Navarrete has won all his defenses so far by knockout (against Isaac Dogboe, Francisco de Vaca, Juan Miguel Elorde and Francisco Horta). He is as much as a 50:1 favorite to handle WBO #4 rated Santisima on Saturday.

23-year-old Santisima lost two of his first four bouts, but has won 17 straight with 15 of those by KO. All Santisima’s bouts until now have been in the Philippines.

Boxing’s busiest champion WBO super bantamweight ruler Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (30-1, 26 KOs) will make his fifth title defense in nine months against Jeo Santisima (19-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday’s…
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Fury: Wilder is a one-dimensional fighter

With 12 rounds of experience against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he knows how to win in Saturday’s PPV rematch in Las Vegas.

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“The biggest mistake I made last time was not making him pay when he was hurt,” said Fury. “I didn’t know what I had in the tank last time. I’d never done 12 rounds {in my comeback}. It’s a long time. This time, I know I can do the distance and we’re not getting hurt. I’ll throw everything but the kitchen sink at him and he won’t know what hit him.

“I learned he can be hit, and he can be hurt quite regularly. That’s the biggest thing that I learned about Deontay Wilder. Nothing I didn’t already know. Before I fought him, obviously I didn’t know what he was like in a boxing ring, and after I fought him, I know what he’s like. And I think there’s nothing to worry about. He’s got a big right hand and that’s it. He’s a one-dimensional fighter, and I’m going to prove that on the 22nd of February.”

With 12 rounds of experience against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he knows how to win in Saturday’s PPV rematch in Las Vegas. “The…
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Wilder: I really feel that Fury’s nervous

Former world champion Tyson Fury has claimed he’s going to come right at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder when they meet on PPV Saturday in Las Vegas. Wilder was asked whether he thinks Fury is serious or just trying to talk a good game and hype things up.

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“I really don’t know what’s their plans are or what he’s going to do or what he’s not going to do. I don’t know what is true about what he’s saying and what is not true. I know one thing, that I’m prepared for anything that he brings to the table,” said Wilder.

“I’m overly prepared for whatever. So if you want to bring the fight, then come on, let’s make it happen, that’ll benefit me more than anything, him coming full at me. So I hope they stick with that game plan and follow it through and aren’t just talking for hype. Actually do what you say you’re going to do. I’m looking forward to it. Continue reading “Wilder: I really feel that Fury’s nervous”

Former world champion Tyson Fury has claimed he’s going to come right at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder when they meet on PPV Saturday in Las Vegas. Wilder was asked…
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2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis in action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis (6-0, 4 KOs) will clash with 6’5 southpaw light middleweight Sebastian Fundora (13-0-1, 9 KOs) over ten rounds on the undercard of the WBC heavyweight title bout featuring Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury on Saturday at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“Daniel is fit and ready to put on a show,” Lewis trainer Graham Shaw told Fightnews.com. “Preparation has been excellent with great sparring in Sydney against Sam Ah See and Billy Cliff. In Las Vegas we had great sparring against 6’3 southpaw light middleweight Andreal Holmes who is 11-0.” Continue reading “2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis in action Saturday”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing 2016 Olympian Daniel Lewis (6-0, 4 KOs) will clash with 6’5 southpaw light middleweight Sebastian Fundora (13-0-1, 9 KOs) over ten rounds on…
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Melo, Rosales featured in Miami March 13

Former WBC flyweight world champion Cristofer “Latigo” Rosales (29-5, 20 KOs) returns to the ring on March 13th. He will take on Szilveszter Kanalas (14-10, 9 KOs) of Hungary in an 8 round super flyweight main event at the Manual Artime Community Center & Theater in Miami, Florida.

In the co-feature, world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (21-1, 12 KOs) will look to rebound from his first professional loss when he takes on Jeno Tonte (9-8, 8 KOs) of Hungary in 8 round bantamweight contest. Continue reading “Melo, Rosales featured in Miami March 13”

Former WBC flyweight world champion Cristofer “Latigo” Rosales (29-5, 20 KOs) returns to the ring on March 13th. He will take on Szilveszter Kanalas (14-10, 9 KOs) of Hungary in…
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