Makhense stops Bholo for Gauteng title

By Ron Jackson

Promising young junior welterweight Jabulani Makhense won the vacant Gauteng 140lb title with relative ease when he stopped the more experienced Gift Bholo in the seventh round in front of a raucous crowd at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon. The well-conditioned Makhense (63.46kg) came out fast at the opening bell and coolly mastered the distance throughout the first three rounds scoring with left and right combinations to the head and body. This was the same pattern from round four to six with the gutsy and bloodied Bholo (61.86kg) not winning a round.

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It came as no surprise when Bholo’s corner pulled him out at the bell for the seventh round as referee Ishmael Koalhi waved the fight off. Makhense improved his record to 6-0, 3 KOs and Bholo’s record dropped to 6-8, 3 KOs. Continue reading “Makhense stops Bholo for Gauteng title”

By Ron Jackson Promising young junior welterweight Jabulani Makhense won the vacant Gauteng 140lb title with relative ease when he stopped the more experienced Gift Bholo in the seventh round…
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Fuzile stops ex-champ Klassen in four

By Ron Jackson

In an outstanding performance, Azinga Fuzile completely dominated and outclassed the former two-time IBF junior-lightweight champion Malcolm Klassen, who held up his hands and quit after 51 seconds into the fourth round, to retain his IBF Continental junior-lightweight title, at a packed to capacity Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Fuzile stops ex-champ Klassen in four”

By Ron Jackson In an outstanding performance, Azinga Fuzile completely dominated and outclassed the former two-time IBF junior-lightweight champion Malcolm Klassen, who held up his hands and quit after 51…
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Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO 160lb title

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Former 154lb world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO middleweight title with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Walter Kautondokwa (17-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrade dropped Kautondokwa four times in the first 4 rounds in stunning fashion.
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The taller, heavier, much larger Kautondokwa was slow to move and react and Andrade took advantage early, landing flush left power shots to the head.

During the first knockdown, Andrade’s two-punch combo caused Kautondokwa to fall awkwardly, that Andrade kept swinging and hit him while he was on the canvas in which no foul was called. Continue reading “Andrade beats Kautondokwa for WBO 160lb title”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Former 154lb world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO middleweight title with a dominant twelve round…
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Zepeda stops Rondon in seven

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WBA #9 lightweight, WBO #4 jr welterweight contender José “Chon” Zepeda (30-1, 25 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Domicio Rondón (15-6, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Municipal in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The referee waved it off at 1:53 of round seven after a barrage of unanswered punches by Zepeda.
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“I am ready to fight for the world title,” stated Zepeda afterward. “My promoter Fernando Beltrán has assured me that it will be my next fight. I’m happy. I felt very strong and was always in control of the fight.”

In the co-feature, American bantamweight Dewayne “Mr. Stop” Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Martín Tecuapetla (15-10-4, 10 KOS). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.

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Shocker: Brant dominates, dethrones Murata

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In a major upset, middleweight Rob Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) dethroned WBA “regular” champion Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) by one-sided unanimous decision on Saturday night in front of 2,782 fans at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas.
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Brant threw a high volume of punches and connected often against Murata, whose face showed the damage. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Murata relied on power shots to try to get the knockout that never came. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 119-109.

Brant threw an astounding 1,262 punches, landing 356. Murata, meanwhile, landed 180 of 774 punches. Continue reading “Shocker: Brant dominates, dethrones Murata”

Photos: Sumio Yamada In a major upset, middleweight Rob Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) dethroned WBA “regular” champion Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs) by one-sided unanimous decision on Saturday night in…
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Williams earns decision over Halili

WelterweightJimmy Williams of New Haven, Conn., started a new win streak Saturday with a controversial unanimous decision win at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Headlining in an exciting pro-am card promoted by CES Boxing at the Fox Theater, Williams (16-1-1) earned a 78-74 win on all three scorecards over Enver Halili (10-2) of the Bronx, much to the dismay of the sold-out crowd, which felt Halili had done enough to get the nod. Continue reading “Williams earns decision over Halili”

WelterweightJimmy Williams of New Haven, Conn., started a new win streak Saturday with a controversial unanimous decision win at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Headlining in an exciting pro-am card promoted by…
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IBF champ Farmer KOs Tennyson to retain belt

By Jason Marchetti at ringside

IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KO’s) impressively TKO’d James Tennyson (22-3, 18 KO’s) with body shots in the 5th round on Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The American southpaw was dominating the rounds early in the fight with his quick hands and speedy footwork. Farmer dropped Tennyson with a left hand to the body in the 4th in which Tennyson winced in pain. Farmer finished the contest in the 5th, assaulting the body with stinging hooks.

“Who’s the puncher, now?!” said Farmer after the fight and then the Philadelphia champion called for a unification bout with the other American juniorr lightweight champion, WBA Title Holder, Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KO’s).

By Jason Marchetti at ringside IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KO’s) impressively TKO’d James Tennyson (22-3, 18 KO’s) with body shots in the 5th round on Saturday…
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Rodriguez edges Moloney to retains IBF belt

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IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round split decision over Jason Moloney (17-1, 14 KOs) in a World Boxing Super Series bantamweight quarterfinal match on Saturday night at the CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida.
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Rodriguez was very sharp and often beat the aggressive Moloney to the punch early on. Moloney rallied furiously down the stretch but it was too little too late. Scores were 115-113 Moloney, 115-113, 115-113 Rodriguez. Great fight. Next up for Rodriguez is WBA champ Naoya Inoue, who was at ringside.

In a WBA cruiserweight eliminator, former champion Yunier Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Mateusz Masternak (41-5, 28 KOs) in a World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight quarterfinal match. Big punching Dorticos landed big shots on Masternak from the get-go, but Masternak walked through fire early on and fought hard the full twelve rounds. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. Continue reading “Rodriguez edges Moloney to retains IBF belt”

Photos: Alex Nunez/Fresh Productions Boxing IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round split decision over Jason Moloney (17-1, 14 KOs) in a…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

Unbeaten super lightweight “Mad Max” Maxim Dadashev (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Dadashev won by scores of 97-93, 96-94, 98-92. Dadashev retains the NABF title.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (22-0, 15 KOs) cruised to a dull ten round unanimous decision over Guido Pitto (25-6-2, 8 KOs). Scores were 100-90 across the board. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

Unbeaten super lightweight “Mad Max” Maxim Dadashev (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-7-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Taylor, Kid Galahad victorious in Boston

By Jason Marchetti at ringside

Ireland’s Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Taylor (11-0, 5, KO’s) totally dominated Cindy Serrano (27-6-3, 10 KO’s) over 10 rounds at lightweight. Taylor threw a combination, created space, cut off the ring, then threw another 1-2 combination. The equation worked well for her as Serrano could never mount any effective offense during the entire bout. Taylor made her opponent eat leather quite a bit as her impressive accuracy caught Serrano directly on the chin on many occasions. Serrano, to her credit, hung in there and didn’t quit despite having little chance of winning. Taylor retains her WBA and IBF Female Lightweight Titles. Final scores were unanimous on all 3 cards, 100-90

In an IBF featherweight title eliminator, Kid Galahad (25-0, 15 KO’s) outlasted Toka Kahn-Clary (25-2, 17 KO’s) by unanimous decision over 12 rounds. Galahad was busier than Kahn-Clary most of the night, neither fighters ever putting the other in any trouble. Galahad scored on the inside and seemed to press the action a bit more in which the judges agreed. Kahn-Clary was perhaps a victim of his southpaw stance by getting his foot stepped on throughout the contest. To Galahad’s credit, his defense didn’t allow Kahn-Clary to land any of his signature combinations and was able to keep him at bay outside of his striking range. Galahad scored through Kahn- Clary’s guard enough to earn the final scores, 118-110 (twice) and 115-113. Galahad will now fight the winner of Josh Warrington versus Carl Frampton in December. Continue reading “Taylor, Kid Galahad victorious in Boston”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Ireland’s Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Taylor (11-0, 5, KO’s) totally dominated Cindy Serrano (27-6-3, 10 KO’s) over 10 rounds at lightweight. Taylor threw a combination,…
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WBA interim champ Goulamirian stops Flanagan

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen “Feroz” Goulamirian (24-0, 16 KOs) retained the title with a ninth round TKO over WBA #10 Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-6, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France. Goulamirian, with trainer Abel Sanchez in his corner, began to break down Flanagan midway through the bout. He battered the game Flanagan to the deck twice in round nine and was closing in for the finish when Flanagan’s corner threw in the towel prompting referee Roberto Ramirez to halt the fight.

Unbeaten super middleweight Louis Toutin (12-0, 11 KOs) overpowered and stopped 39-year-old former contender Jose Varela (25-8, 17 KOs). Toutin dropped Varela in round three and knocked him out in round four.

Unbeaten super welterweight Dylan Charrat (17-0-1, 4 KOs) escaped with an unpopular twelve round draw against Howard Cospolite (17-6-3, 6 KOs). Scores were 115-113 Charret, 117-111 Cospolite, 115-115.

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Arsen “Feroz” Goulamirian (24-0, 16 KOs) retained the title with a ninth round TKO over WBA #10 Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-6, 17 KOs) on Saturday…
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Yarde KOs Sequeira, remains unbeaten

Unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #5 light heavyweight Anthony “The Beast” Yarde (17-0, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against overmatched Walter Gabriel Sequeira (21-5, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England. Yarde dropped Sequeira three times in round four to end it. Time for Yarde to step up the competition.

Welterweight Johnny Garton (23-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a bloody and hard-fought eleventh round TKO over Gary Corcoran (18-3, 8 KOs) in a bout for the vacant British title. Garton sent Corcoran reeling against the ropes and referee Steve Gray waved it off. Time was :42. Continue reading “Yarde KOs Sequeira, remains unbeaten”

Unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #5 light heavyweight Anthony “The Beast” Yarde (17-0, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against overmatched Walter Gabriel Sequeira (21-5, 15 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Hughey Fury hits Bulgaria

Heavyweight contender Hughey Fury talks to reporters upon arrival in Sophia, Bulgaria for his IBF eliminator against Kubrat Pulev on October 27.

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Canelo: We know how Floyd is

By Hesiquio Balderas

There was a lot of buzz about recent social media attacks from Floyd Mayweather against Canelo and Oscar de la Hoya. Canelo talked to the media about Floyd.

Canelo Alvarez: “I’m not the type of person that will be talking about other fighters, especially on social media. That’s not a good thing. It’s disrespectful, but that’s the way he is. If he’s salty about my new deal with DAZN then that’s his problem. Maybe he wants to fight again. All he has to do is come directly to me and we can make the fight happen. There no problem, but I won’t say anything derogatory about him on social media. Each fighter has their own careers and their own life. We know how he is, so it doesn’t surprise me what he said or posted on Twitter.”

By Hesiquio Balderas There was a lot of buzz about recent social media attacks from Floyd Mayweather against Canelo and Oscar de la Hoya. Canelo talked to the media about…
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Weights from Foxwoods

Jimmy Williams 151 vs. Enver Halili 150
Edwin Soto 153 vs. Anthony Lenk 153
Elvis Figueroa 167 vs. Leemont Johnson 166
Marcia Agripino 121 vs. Stephanie Essensa 121
Sharad Collier 143 vs. Derrick Whitley Jr. 145
Carlos Hernandez 145 vs. Marqus Bates 144
Nicky Dequattro 134 vs. Geoffrey Then 137
Jacob Marrero 129 vs. Fierce Taylor 130
Calixto Cruz 139 vs. Joseph Santana 134

Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: CES
TV: Facebook

Jimmy Williams 151 vs. Enver Halili 150 Edwin Soto 153 vs. Anthony Lenk 153 Elvis Figueroa 167 vs. Leemont Johnson 166 Marcia Agripino 121 vs. Stephanie Essensa 121 Sharad Collier…
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Weights from Tecate

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José Zepeda 141 vs. *Domicio Rondón 144 lbs
Dewayne Beamon 115.7 vs. *Martín Tecuapetla 117.2
Bryan González 132.2 vs. Juan Bernal 132.2
Ruben Aguilar 141 vs. Gariel López 139.7

*Reweighed later 142.5 and 115.7

Venue: Gimnasio Municipal, Tecate, BC, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

José Zepeda 141 vs. *Domicio Rondón 144 lbs Dewayne Beamon 115.7 vs. *Martín Tecuapetla 117.2 Bryan González 132.2 vs. Juan Bernal 132.2 Ruben Aguilar 141 vs. Gariel López 139.7 *Reweighed…
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Murata, Brant make weight

Ryota Murata 159.2 vs. Rob Brant 158.4
(WBA middleweight title)

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Maxim Dadashev 138.6 vs. Antonio DeMarco 139.6
Esquiva Falcao 160.4 vs. Guido Pitto 158.6
Michael Conlan 126.4 vs. Nickola Cipolletta 125.4
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 139.8 vs. Wilberth Lopez 138.4
Joseph Adorno 132.8 vs. Kevin Cruz 134

Venue: Park Theater at Park MGM, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN+

Ryota Murata 159.2 vs. Rob Brant 158.4 (WBA middleweight title) Maxim Dadashev 138.6 vs. Antonio DeMarco 139.6 Esquiva Falcao 160.4 vs. Guido Pitto 158.6 Michael Conlan 126.4 vs. Nickola Cipolletta…
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Rodriguez, Moloney make weight

Emmanuel Rodriguez 118 vs. Jason Moloney 118.6
(IBF bantamweight title)
(WBSS bantamweight quarterfinal)
Update: Moloney came back one hour and weighed 117.8.

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Yuniel Dorticos 199.8 vs. Mateusz Masternak 198.8
(WBSS cruiserweight quarterfinal)
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Venue: CFE Arena, Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: DAZN

Emmanuel Rodriguez 118 vs. Jason Moloney 118.6 (IBF bantamweight title) (WBSS bantamweight quarterfinal) Update: Moloney came back one hour and weighed 117.8. Yuniel Dorticos 199.8 vs. Mateusz Masternak 198.8 (WBSS…
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Andrade, Kautondokwa, Farmer, Tennyson make weight

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Demetrius Andrade 160 vs. Walter Kautondokwa 158.6
(WBO middleweight title)
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Tevin Farmer 129.6 vs. James Tennyson 130
(IBF super featherweight title)
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Katie Taylor 134.6 vs. Cindy Serrano 132.6
(WBA, IBF lightweight title)

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

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Photos: Emily Harney Demetrius Andrade 160 vs. Walter Kautondokwa 158.6 (WBO middleweight title) Tevin Farmer 129.6 vs. James Tennyson 130 (IBF super featherweight title) Katie Taylor 134.6 vs. Cindy Serrano…
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Tyner-Chambliss grudge match Oct 26

In boxing, there are “grudge” matches manufactured to sell fights, where the hostility is mostly acting. For example, there are indications of that in the buildup to Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s upcoming showdown.

And then sometimes, two fighters really, really don’t like each other. Think Terence Crawford taking out Jose Benavidez Jr., recently. Continue reading “Tyner-Chambliss grudge match Oct 26”

In boxing, there are “grudge” matches manufactured to sell fights, where the hostility is mostly acting. For example, there are indications of that in the buildup to Deontay Wilder and…
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Weights from Brentwood, England

Anthony Yarde 173.5 vs. Walter Gabriel Sequeira 174.25
Joe Mullender 160 vs. Ben Capps ??
Johnny Garton 146 vs. Gary Corcoran 146

Venue: Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: ESPN+

Anthony Yarde 173.5 vs. Walter Gabriel Sequeira 174.25 Joe Mullender 160 vs. Ben Capps ?? Johnny Garton 146 vs. Gary Corcoran 146 Venue: Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England Promoter: Frank…
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Pacquiao-Broner in the works for January

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao announced at a press conference that he’s planning to fight Adrien Broner on either January 12 or 19 in Las Vegas. Pacman stated that the deal is not done yet, but he’s 90% sure the bout will happen. As for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao said “Floyd is going to fight on December 31 and I’m going to fight January 12. After that, we’ll know…we’ll discuss it after Broner.”

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao announced at a press conference that he’s planning to fight Adrien Broner on either January 12 or 19 in Las Vegas. Pacman stated that the…
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Parker back in action Dec 15

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be back in the ring on December 15. Following two consecutive losses in the UK, Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) will return to New Zealand to take on Alexander Flores (17-1-1, 15 KOs) at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch. Parker is sticking with trainer Kevin Barry and they are preparing for the fight in Las Vegas. Flores hails from Rowland Heights, California.

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be back in the ring on December 15. Following two consecutive losses in the UK, Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) will return to New…
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Rodriguez vows to defeat Moloney

Emmanuel Rodriguez (18-0, 12 KOs) is “doing it for Puerto Rico” when he makes the first defence of his IBF World Bantamweight title against unbeaten Australian Jason Moloney (17-0, 14 KOs) in the Ali Trophy Quarter-Final on Saturday at CFE Arena, Orlando, Florida.

“I feel very good, I can’t wait for Saturday night,” said Rodriguez. “We are going up against an undefeated opponent and he has my respect. I’ve seen videos of Jason and he is fast, intelligent and knows how to use the ring,” said the highly-skilled Puerto Rican.

“But I‘ve fought better opposition than him and there will be no doubt that I will walk away with the victory on Saturday.” Continue reading “Rodriguez vows to defeat Moloney”

Emmanuel Rodriguez (18-0, 12 KOs) is “doing it for Puerto Rico” when he makes the first defence of his IBF World Bantamweight title against unbeaten Australian Jason Moloney (17-0, 14…
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Alvarado pledges to bring IBF 108lb title to Nicaragua

Nicaraguan light flyweight contender Felix Alvarado Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) is wrapping up his training camp and has all the confidence of coming out victorious in his October 29 fight with Filipino multi-belted champ Randy Petalcorin (28-2, 22 KOs).

According to Alvarado, “Randy is a champion and a good fighter but I need and will bring that belt home to Nicaragua. I have waited for so long for this chance and will never let it go. My country is filled with conflicts and tragedies. This win will be my gift to the Nicaraguan people. Continue reading “Alvarado pledges to bring IBF 108lb title to Nicaragua”

Nicaraguan light flyweight contender Felix Alvarado Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) is wrapping up his training camp and has all the confidence of coming out victorious in his October 29…
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