Film about the life of Panama Al Brown

By Héctor Villarreal

Produced by local filmmaker Carlos Aguilar, a documentary based on the extraordinary career of Teophilo Alphonso Brown, the first boxing world champion of Iberoamerica, was premiered on Friday night as an important piece of the 7th International Film Festival Panama 2018.

The documentary Cuando el Puño se Abre (When the Fist Opens) recounts the life, in and out the ring, of “Panama Al” Brown, who debuted as a pro fighter in 1922 in his native Colon, Panama, and was able to fight in 15 different countries in America, Europe and Africa during his 20 years of career.

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By Héctor Villarreal Produced by local filmmaker Carlos Aguilar, a documentary based on the extraordinary career of Teophilo Alphonso Brown, the first boxing world champion of Iberoamerica, was premiered on…
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Duluc stops Smith in 5

Granite Chin Promotions presented “Fight Night at The Zone” Saturday night at The Sportszone in Derry, New Hampshire.

In the main event, Dorchester, MA junior middleweight Gabriel Duluc (12-3, 3 KOs) used a vicious body attack to stop veteran Texas fighter Larry “Slomoshun” Smith (10-35-1, 7 KOs) in the fifth round. A right to the liver put Smith down, but he beat the referee Mike Ryan’s count. Smith was unable to recover as he was pinned on the ropes by Duluc, who reeled off a dozen unanswered punches, forcing referee Ryan to end the fight. Continue reading “Duluc stops Smith in 5”

Granite Chin Promotions presented “Fight Night at The Zone” Saturday night at The Sportszone in Derry, New Hampshire. In the main event, Dorchester, MA junior middleweight Gabriel Duluc (12-3, 3…
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Gonzalez wins, takes aim at Berchelt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez easily defeated Marlyn Cabrera on Saturday night at the Hotel Azul Ixtapa Convention Center in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Gonzalez pressed the action and Cabrera did all he could to not engage. Scores were 120-108 across the board for Gonzalez, who is targeting compatriot Miguel Berchelt, current champion of the WBC at 130 pounds.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez easily defeated Marlyn Cabrera on Saturday night at the Hotel Azul Ixtapa Convention Center in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Gonzalez pressed the…
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Lara: I thought I clearly won the fight

“Besides the last round, I thought I was winning this fight easily,” said Erislandy Lara, who lost his WBA super welterweight title to IBF champ Jarrett Hurd on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “That’s not to decide the fight. I was winning the fight. One punch in a fight doesn’t determine the fight. It was a great fight for the fans. I stood there, fought and it was fun. I thought I clearly won the fight. Once again a decision goes against me, but h​ey we just have to do the rematch.”

Hurd stated, “It was a tough one, but I went out there and did exactly what I said I was going to do – fight all 12 rounds and get the victory. I didn’t feel like (I needed the knockdown). I feel like I was in control the whole fight, applying the pressure.”

“Besides the last round, I thought I was winning this fight easily,” said Erislandy Lara, who lost his WBA super welterweight title to IBF champ Jarrett Hurd on Saturday night…
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Minamoto upsets Ohashi, wins Japan 126lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Underdog Taiki Minamoto (15-5, 12 KOs), 126, captured the Japanese featherweight belt when he battered and bloodied defending champ Takenori Ohashi (15-5-2, 10 KOs), 125.75, and finally halted him at 1:12 of the seventh round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Ohashi, making his first defense, wrested the national title in bizarre fashion as the then champ Kosuke Saka misunderstood the signal ten seconds before the end of the fifth as the bell and was about to return to his corner with his hands down only to be badly knocked out by Ohashi’s vicious right hook last December. Continue reading “Minamoto upsets Ohashi, wins Japan 126lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Underdog Taiki Minamoto (15-5, 12 KOs), 126, captured the Japanese featherweight belt when he battered and bloodied defending champ Takenori Ohashi (15-5-2, 10…
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Mayfield beats Takahashi in SF

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle at ringside

San Francisco welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (21-4-1, 11 KOs) picked up a hard-fought win over a game Gaku Takahashi (18-9-1 8KOs) in an eight-round main event bout taking place at the Grand Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA in a card promoted by Hard Hitta Promotions and Humboldt Boxing.

Photo: Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle

Mayfield, who was fighting with a heavy heart started strong nearly stopping Takahashi in the first round, but Takahashi had a good jab and came to win and made the fight interesting late as Takahashi never stopped coming forward. The judges scored the bout 77-74, 77-75 and 77-75 for Mayfield. Continue reading “Mayfield beats Takahashi in SF”

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle at ringside San Francisco welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (21-4-1, 11 KOs) picked up a hard-fought win over a game Gaku Takahashi (18-9-1 8KOs) in an…
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Hurd drops Lara late to unify WBA and IBF titles

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

In a tough, gritty WBA/IBF super welterweight unification clash, IBF champ Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelfth round knockdown to take the title of WBA champ Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at “The Joint” inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The much larger Hurd stalked and punished Lara, who punished him back with counter shots. Hurd upped the tempo down the stretch, dropping Lara in round twelve to get the margin of victory. Scores were 114-113 Lara, 114-113, 114-113 Hurd. Without the late knockdown, the result would have been a draw.

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Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a tough, gritty WBA/IBF super welterweight unification clash, IBF champ Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelfth round knockdown to take the title of WBA…
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DeGale beats Truax to win back IBF super middle title

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Super middleweight James “Chunky” DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KOs) regained the IBF world title by avenging last year’s upset loss to “Golden” Caleb Truax (29-4-2, 18 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at “The Joint” inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

DeGale won despite a bad cut over the right eye in round three that bled throughout the bout, ruled by a punch although the replay showed a clear headbutt. A point was deducted from DeGale in round ten for pushing. DeGale won the championship rounds (11 and 12) on all three judges’ scorecards to get the win. Scores were 117-110, 114-113, 114-113, all for DeGale.

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Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Super middleweight James “Chunky” DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KOs) regained the IBF world title by avenging last year’s upset loss to “Golden” Caleb Truax (29-4-2, 18 KOs) via…
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Tyler McCreary wins in Indiana

By Boxing Bob Newman

Undefeated super featherweight Tyler McCreary wasted little time in dispatching Mexico’s Gustavo Molina at the Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana. Within the first 45 seconds, Molina crashed to the canvas courtesy of a McCreary left hook to the jaw. It looked as if the bout was over, but Molina gamely rose to his feet.

Not only did he beat the count, he survived the round, no worse for the wear. It looked like Molina would get back into the fight as he pressured McCreary to the ropes, though McCreary looked a willing participant. Then, a wicked left hook to the body dropped Molina to the deck in a fetal position. He beat the count barely but the ref waved it off as Molina appeared unsteady on his legs. The time was 2:47 of the round. McCreary moves to 15-0, 7 KOs. Molina drops to 25-19, 9 KOs.

By Boxing Bob Newman Undefeated super featherweight Tyler McCreary wasted little time in dispatching Mexico’s Gustavo Molina at the Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana. Within the first 45…
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Williams defeats Gallimore in IBF eliminator

In an IBF junior middleweight eliminator, Julian “J-Rock” Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) hammered out a twelve round majority decision over Nathaniel Gallimore (20-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at “The Joint” inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Scores were 116-112, 117-110 Williams, and 114-114.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (29-5-2, 9 KOs) won by split decision over power-punching fan favorite Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-8, 20 KOs) in a super middleweight battle. Mora got off to a good start, but Angulo woke up in round four and started to connect. When the dust settled after eight rounds, Judges had it 77-75 Angulo, 78-74, 78-74 Mora. Continue reading “Williams defeats Gallimore in IBF eliminator”

In an IBF junior middleweight eliminator, Julian “J-Rock” Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) hammered out a twelve round majority decision over Nathaniel Gallimore (20-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at “The…
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Yoka KOs Leonet in five, remains unbeaten

No surprise. Olympic super heavyweight Gold Medalist Tony Yoka (4-0, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against overmatched former French heavyweight champion Cyril “Aldo” Leonet (13-10-3, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Yoka punished Leonet the whole fight, then laid him out with a straight right through Leonet’s guard.

No surprise. Olympic super heavyweight Gold Medalist Tony Yoka (4-0, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against overmatched former French heavyweight champion Cyril “Aldo” Leonet (13-10-3, 4 KOs) on…
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WBO #2 Hogan defeats WBO #3 Kelly

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2 light middleweight Dennis Hogan (27-1-1, 7 KOs) outscored WBO #3 Jimmy Kelly (23-2, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds by unanimous decision at the Convention and Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Scores were 119-109, 117-113, 117-111. This was only the second loss by the Irish-born and England-based Kelly, who was previously unsuccessful in a WBO light middleweight world title challenge to Liam Smith losing in seven rounds in 2015. Irish-born and Australia-based Hogan is chasing a shot at the WBO champion Sadam Ali having suffered a twelve round points loss in WBA world title attempt against Jack Culcay in 2015. Continue reading “WBO #2 Hogan defeats WBO #3 Kelly”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2 light middleweight Dennis Hogan (27-1-1, 7 KOs) outscored WBO #3 Jimmy Kelly (23-2, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds by unanimous decision…
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Ndongeni wins WBF belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Xolisani Ndongeni (24-0, 12 KOs) won the vacant WBF lightweight belt with a hard fought points decision over Namibian Abraham Ndauendopa (16-6, 5 KOs) at the Times Square in Menlyn, Pretoria on Friday night, in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113, however the scores of two judges appeared to be a bit wide. Continue reading “Ndongeni wins WBF belt”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Xolisani Ndongeni (24-0, 12 KOs) won the vacant WBF lightweight belt with a hard fought points decision over Namibian Abraham Ndauendopa (16-6, 5 KOs) at…
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Veteyeka wins WBO All Africa title

By Ron Jackson

Former triple world champion Simphiwe Veteyeka (30-4, 18 KOs) from the Eastern Cape fighting at lightweight won the vacant WBO All Africa title when he knocked the reigning South African lightweight champion Thompson Mokwana (23-12-2, 12 KOs) of Gauteng in the eighth round at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night.

In a battle of veterans between two experienced fighters Vetyeka, 37, proved too strong and cagey for Mokwana, 33, as he boxed from behind is educated jab before backing up Mokwana against the ropes in the eighth round to score with a combination of lefts and rights to the head and then landing with a big right hand to the side of the head that sent Mokwana down on his knees where he was counted out by referee Clifford Mbele. Time was 2 minutes 21 seconds. Continue reading “Veteyeka wins WBO All Africa title”

By Ron Jackson Former triple world champion Simphiwe Veteyeka (30-4, 18 KOs) from the Eastern Cape fighting at lightweight won the vacant WBO All Africa title when he knocked the…
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Matthysse charged up for career-defining fight

Nothing motivates an athlete more than big challenges, especially if it’s about facing a legend. For this reason, WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is raring to head from Argentina to camp with trainer Joel Diaz in Indio, California, to prepare for his big fight on July 15th against Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“Bonavena fought with Ali, ‘Chino’ Maidana with Mayweather and it’s my turn to fight Pacquiao,” Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) told reporters in Argentina. “I feel happy, it’s very exciting to fight Manny Pacquiao, a boxing legend. For me, as an athlete it’s very big to face a monster like him, to enter the ring with him.” Continue reading “Matthysse charged up for career-defining fight”

Nothing motivates an athlete more than big challenges, especially if it’s about facing a legend. For this reason, WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is raring to head from Argentina to…
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LA Fight Club: Esparza halts Campana

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club was back as 2016 Women’s flyweight Olympian Marlen Esparza (5-0, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas stopped Laetiza Campana (2-5) of Philadelphia in three rounds Friday night at Belasco Theater in the LA Fight in the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event.

Photo: Lina Baker/Under The Hand Wraps

Esparza busted Campana’s nose early in the opening round as she followed up with the right hand. Continuing to go forward Esparza landed big punches in the second backing and pinning Campana to the ropes. A huge right by Esparza to start the third round did it. Referee Zachary Taylor decided Campana had seen enough and stopped the fight at 11 seconds of the third. Continue reading “LA Fight Club: Esparza halts Campana”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club was back as 2016 Women’s flyweight Olympian Marlen Esparza (5-0, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas stopped Laetiza Campana (2-5)…
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Robinson defeats Riojas, Aleem stays unbeaten

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

In the main event at the 2300 Arena, Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson, 10-1, 7 KOs, pounded out an eight round unanimous decision over Mexican southpaw Oscar Riojas, 16-9-1, 5 KOs.

Robinson floored Riojas in the first, but never came that close to ending the fight again. The result was never in doubt however. Every time Riojas got brave and showed signs of life, Robinson snuffed the surge with a volley of punches. Brandon’s first main event performance was solid and workmanlike if not spectacular. After the full eight rounds the judges scored the one-sided fight for Robinson, 80-71 and 79-72 twice. The show was promoted by Kings Promotions. Continue reading “Robinson defeats Riojas, Aleem stays unbeaten”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. In the main event at the 2300 Arena, Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson, 10-1, 7 KOs, pounded out an eight…
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Lara, Hurd, Truax, DeGale all make weight

Erislandy Lara 153.5 vs. Jarrett Hurd 153
(WBA/IBF super welterweight unification)

Caleb Truax 167.75 vs. James DeGale 167.25
(IBF super middleweight title)

Julian Williams 154 vs. Nathaniel Gallimore 153
(IBF junior middleweight eliminator)

Sergio Mora 162.4 vs. Alfredo Angulo 167.5
Emanuel Medina 146.2 vs. Saul Corral 146
Xavier Martinez 131 vs. Jairo Vargas 131.8
Ahmed Mahmood 124.6 vs. Sharone Carter 125.4

Venue: The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

Erislandy Lara 153.5 vs. Jarrett Hurd 153 (WBA/IBF super welterweight unification) Caleb Truax 167.75 vs. James DeGale 167.25 (IBF super middleweight title) Julian Williams 154 vs. Nathaniel Gallimore 153 (IBF…
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Weights from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Jhonny Gonzalez 127.8 vs. Marlyn “Maravilla” Cabrera 128

Lindolfo Delgado 139 vs. Juan Carlos Chavira 141
Jacky Calvo 111 vs. Jazmín Ortega 112

Venue: Convention Center Azul Ixtapa
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Jhonny Gonzalez 127.8 vs. Marlyn “Maravilla” Cabrera 128 Lindolfo Delgado 139 vs. Juan Carlos Chavira 141 Jacky Calvo 111 vs. Jazmín Ortega 112 Venue: Convention Center…
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Sellout Crowd Sees Barnburner

Most all fight promoters say they have just staged a “fight of the year” bout, but when fans throw $370 into the ring after a particular bout you know that it was something special.

But at Thursday’s edition of Roy Englebrecht’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, fans were treated to a bout so over the top that both female fighters were drenched in blood from the second round on, and when the final bell rang to end the war, Fontana’s Lisa Mauldin came away with a split decision win over Amanda Jones in the pro debut for both ladies. Continue reading “Sellout Crowd Sees Barnburner”

Most all fight promoters say they have just staged a “fight of the year” bout, but when fans throw $370 into the ring after a particular bout you know that…
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Gonzalez ready for Saturday in Ixtapa

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The paradise-like tourist destination of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is gearing up for Televisa’s ‘Sabados de Boxeo’ as former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez will defend a WBC super featherweight regional title against Marlyn Cabrera as he seeks an opportunity of the fight for the world title against his compatriot Miguel Berchelt, current champion of the WBC at 130 pounds. Gonzalez-Cabrera will take place at the Hotel Azul Ixtapa Convention Center.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The paradise-like tourist destination of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is gearing up for Televisa’s ‘Sabados de Boxeo’ as former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez will defend a WBC super featherweight…
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WBC #5 Yap tops Nakajima, keeps OPBF 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japan-based Filipino, WBC#5/IBF#8 Mark John Yap (29-11, 14 KOs), 117.75, kept his regional belt as he applied his trademark hit-and-run tactics and earned a unanimous nod (116-112 twice and 117-111) over game but gory Japanese challenger Takafumi Nakajima (29-10-1, 13 KOs), 118, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

It’s a closer affair than the official tallies indicated since Yap, leading on points on open scoring system, had to ride a fast bicycle to avert Nakajima’s desperate retaliation. Yap, faster and more accurate in earlier rounds, piled up points, leading on points—78-74 twice and 79-73 after the eighth. Nakajima sustained a bad laceration over the left optic in the tenth and withstood bleeding therefrom to show his last surge. Yap was cleverer in mixing it up by demonstrating his precision in catching the onrushing target. The ref was Kazutoshi Yoshida.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japan-based Filipino, WBC#5/IBF#8 Mark John Yap (29-11, 14 KOs), 117.75, kept his regional belt as he applied his trademark hit-and-run tactics and earned…
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WBA/IBF 108lb champ Taguchi to face Budler

By Joe Koizumi

WBA/IBF unified 108-pound champ Ryoichi Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 KOs), a Japanese speedster, will face Hekkie Budler (31-3, 10 KOs), South Africa, with both belts on the line in Tokyo, Japan, on May 20.

Photo: Boxing Beat

It was publicly announced by Watanabe Promotions on Wednesday. Having unified the IBF belt along with the WBA strap by defeating Milan Melindo on New Year’s Eve of the previous year, Taguchi will engage in his eighth WBA defense and initial IBF defense as well. Budler, fromer WBA 105-pound ruler, had lost a split duke to Milan Melindo to fail to win the IBF junior fly belt in Cebu, Philippines last September.

Also, in the semi-windup, IBF 105-pound champ Hiroto Kyoguchi (9-0, 7 KOs), Taguchi’s stablemate, will also appear to defend his belt on the same show at the Ota-city General Gymnasium. His challenger will be announced soon by Watanabe Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi WBA/IBF unified 108-pound champ Ryoichi Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 KOs), a Japanese speedster, will face Hekkie Budler (31-3, 10 KOs), South Africa, with both belts on the line…
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WBC 112lb champ Higa in public workout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japanese knockout artist, WBC flyweight champ Daigo Higa (15-0, 15 KOs) showed a customary public workout on Tuesday prior to his third defense against Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales beneath WBA 160-pound ruler Ryota Murata’s first defense in Yokohama on April 15.

His manager and former WBA 108-pound boss Yoko Gushiken, 62, expressed his strong wish that Higa, 22, would renew the current Japanese record of the most consecutive knockouts to make it sixteen therein. Higa, a dynamic hard-puncher, is scheduled to be awarded Okinawa Prefectural Prize two days after his forthcoming title defense. Continue reading “WBC 112lb champ Higa in public workout”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese knockout artist, WBC flyweight champ Daigo Higa (15-0, 15 KOs) showed a customary public workout on Tuesday prior to his third defense…
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JBC rejects Pongsaklek’s rematch with Kameda

By Joe Koizumi

The Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) decided on Wednesday that it wouldn’t approve former WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wongjongkam of Thailand of participating in a grudge fight with Koki Kameda here in Tokyo, Japan, on May 5. The JBC rules that it should license only those who fight within three years after their last fight. The 40-year-old Thailander fought his last on August 30, 2013—some four years seven months ago—by winning a six-round decision over Indonesian Falazona Fidal in his native Thailand. Kameda will have to look for a substitute for Pongsaklek, or only engage in an exhibition game.

By Joe Koizumi The Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) decided on Wednesday that it wouldn’t approve former WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wongjongkam of Thailand of participating in a grudge fight with…
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