Ex-champ Rivera, 45, returns to the ring

A dozen years after he captured his third world title in two different weight classes, seven since his last fight, “El Gallo” Jose Rivera returns to the ring August 17 to headline “Homecoming”, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) in association with Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The 45-year-old Rivera (41-6-1, 24 KOs) has already lost more than 30 pounds, now within four pounds of his contracted weight, since he started training earlier this year. He will headline against Ruben “Modern Day Warrior” Galvan (27-26-4, 10 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Continue reading “Ex-champ Rivera, 45, returns to the ring”

A dozen years after he captured his third world title in two different weight classes, seven since his last fight, “El Gallo” Jose Rivera returns to the ring August 17…
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Uprising Promotions inks Vladimir Tereshkin

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions officially announced today that it has signed undefeated heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin (20-0-1, 10 KOs) of Kovylkino, Russia.

“Since the first time I spoke to Vladimir, I could hear the enthusiasm in his voice,” said Ronson Frank, President of Uprising Promotions. “He is a very good fighter who has a unique skillset for a heavyweight. He also wants to challenge himself and fight the best guys out there, which is exactly the type of mentality we want from the fighters on our roster. Vladimir has a goal of becoming a champion, and we look forward to working with his team to make that happen.” Continue reading “Uprising Promotions inks Vladimir Tereshkin”

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions officially announced today that it has signed undefeated heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin (20-0-1, 10 KOs) of Kovylkino, Russia. “Since the first time I spoke to Vladimir, I…
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Broner urges Floyd and 50 to stop fighting

By TMZSports.com

Ever seen a drunk intervention before? Well, that’s kinda what happened Monday night …

Boxing stars Adrien Broner and Gervonta Davis were leaving Ace of Diamonds in L.A. after balling out in the club … when AB decided to deliver a message to Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent. “Floyd and 50 … y’all on some bitch ass sh*t,” Broner said. “Y’all some bitch ass n****s. Y’all gotta stop that man. Y’all brothers. I’m mad as f*ck y’all doing that in public.”

Broner’s friends with both guys and says he’s sick of watching them feud over Instagram. Broner also says if he and Davis can bury the hatchet, then 50 and Floyd can make peace too. Now, someone get these guys some water and Advil — ’cause you KNOW they’re hungover this morning.

By TMZSports.com Ever seen a drunk intervention before? Well, that’s kinda what happened Monday night … Boxing stars Adrien Broner and Gervonta Davis were leaving Ace of Diamonds in L.A.…
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Hrgovic-Cornish clash September 8 in Zagreb

2016 Rio Olympic bronze medallist Filip Hrgovic (5-0, 4 KOs) of Croatia will face his biggest test on September 8 when he meets Scotland’s Gary Cornish (25-2, 13 KOs) for the World Boxing Council (WBC) International heavyweight championship at the Arena Zagreb in Croatia. Hrgovic has raced to 5-0 since turning pro in September 2017 with victories over Raphael Zumbano (TKO1), Pavel Sour (KO1), Tom Little (TKO4), Sean Turner (UD8) and Filiberto Tovar (TKO4). He is currently in Miami training with renowned Cuban coach Pedro Diaz.

Cornish fancies himself as somewhat of a Croatian assassin. “I don’t mind a hostile atmosphere,” he said. “I just block it out and focus on the job at hand. I’ve faced three Croatians before and stopped all of them so I’m confident going over to his backyard.”

2016 Rio Olympic bronze medallist Filip Hrgovic (5-0, 4 KOs) of Croatia will face his biggest test on September 8 when he meets Scotland’s Gary Cornish (25-2, 13 KOs) for…
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Fuzile wins one-sided contest

By Ron Jackson

One of the most promising young fighters in South Africa today, former South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile moving up to the junior-lightweight division scored a one-sided eighth round stoppage win over Waidi Usman from Nigeria to claim the vacant IBF Continental Africa junior-lightweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon.

Fuzile (11-0, 6 KOs) was in control from the opening bell and dominated throughout against an opponent who was only intent on survival. Referee Deon Dwarte went to Usman’s corner in one of the middle rounds to warn the fighter and his cornermen to fight otherwise he would stop the fight. However, this had no effect on Usman (14-3, 12 KOs) and Dwarte stopped the fight in the eighth round. Continue reading “Fuzile wins one-sided contest”

By Ron Jackson One of the most promising young fighters in South Africa today, former South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile moving up to the junior-lightweight division scored a one-sided…
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FMF: Friday Morning Fights

Plan on getting up extra early this Friday morning. The next ESPN+ live boxing stream will begin at 6:15 AM ET/3:15 AM PT when Philadelphia native Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) takes on Billy Dib (43-4, 24 KOs) for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior lightweight title in Sydney, Australia. Also on the card is top prospect Tim Tszyu (9-0, 7 KOs) defending the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super welterweight title against Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus (27-15-1, 14 KOs). Pro Tip: If you want to get a few extra Zs, ESPN promises that the Dib-Farmer bout will start no earlier than 7:30 AM ET/4:30 AM PT.

Plan on getting up extra early this Friday morning. The next ESPN+ live boxing stream will begin at 6:15 AM ET/3:15 AM PT when Philadelphia native Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5…
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Farmer needs to get it right this time

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphian Tevin Farmer, 25-4-1, 5 KOs, 1 NC, has a chance to get it right this week when he faces Billy Dib, 43-4, 24 KOs, in a fight in Australia for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) world junior lightweight championship. This will be Farmer’s second attempt at winning a world title after letting his first opportunity slip through his hands, thanks to a long layoff, bad scoring, two injuries, an opponent on performance enhancers, and his own entitled attitude that hampered his ability to get the job done last December.

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That concoction of factors conspired to keep Farmer down among the pack of ordinary boxers, but on Saturday, he gets another chance to rise above the rest of the 130-pounders, and above all receive a rare second opportunity to prove what he is all about. However this time, he has to get it right. The bout with Dib comes on Friday, August 3. Continue reading “Farmer needs to get it right this time”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Philadelphian Tevin Farmer, 25-4-1, 5 KOs, 1 NC, has a chance to get it right this week when he faces Billy Dib, 43-4, 24 KOs,…
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Steve Forbes to promote Portland card Aug 25

By Ricardo Ibarra

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2Pound” Forbes will delve into the promotional side of the fight game once again, staging the second show of his recently formed company 2Pound Sports and Entertainment on Saturday August 25th, at the Jackson Armory in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Working with partner Christina Lunzman, Forbes aims to build on the success of their inaugural event, which took place last December, and continue to gain more exposure for Portland area boxing. The pair have lined up a promising five-fight card for their follow-up show, featuring young talent from around the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading “Steve Forbes to promote Portland card Aug 25”

By Ricardo Ibarra Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2Pound” Forbes will delve into the promotional side of the fight game once again, staging the second…
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Rojas stays on track for title shot

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) put on another exciting fight card for the locals in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday afternoon. The event took place at the Gimnasio Nicarao and featured former world champion and current World Boxing Association (WBA) mandatory minimumweight world title challenger Byron “El Gallito” Rojas (24-3-3, 11 KOs). It was the first fight for Rojas since last December, but there were no signs of ring rust. He was in excellent shape against his very game opponent and countryman Daniel Mendoza (9-3, 3 KOs). Mendoza came out firing but Rojas was simply too much. He dropped Mendoza for times in route to a third round stoppage. Rojas is next up to face champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (a.k.a. CP Freshmart, 18-0, 7 KOs). Continue reading “Rojas stays on track for title shot”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) put on another exciting fight card for the locals in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday afternoon. The event took place at the Gimnasio…
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Jacobs-Derevyanchenko reach deal

By Przemek Garczarczyk

More Jacobs-Derevyanchenko craziness. The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has just released the following statement:

A Purse Bid Procedure was scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018 for the vacant IBF Middleweight Championship fight between #1, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and #3, Daniel Jacobs. That Purse Bid procedure has been canceled. Both sides reached an agreement.

Earlier in the day, the IBF announced that there would be a SECOND Jacobs-Derevyanchenko purse bid August 9.

On June 11, 2018, the IBF ordered #1, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and #3, Daniel Jacobs to begin negotiations for the vacant IBF Middleweight Championship fight. They could not reach an amicable agreement within the time frame set by the IBF. Therefore, the IBF will call for purse bids to be held in these offices on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 12 Noon. Bids must be submitted at 11:45 AM to be promptly opened at 12 Noon.

At the time of the bid, promoters must remit a check to the IBF in the amount of $ 5,000.00, a non-refundable participation fee. You must also submit at that time a check representing 10% of the total amount of the bid. Within 5 business days following the purse bid procedure, the Winning promoter must forward another check to this office representing 10% of the bid, for a total of 20% of the total amount bid.

By Przemek Garczarczyk More Jacobs-Derevyanchenko craziness. The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has just released the following statement: A Purse Bid Procedure was scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018 for the…
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Tostado-Lopez II on Telemundo Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues to roll on this Friday August 3rd with another all Mexican title showdown featuring former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world title challenger Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado facing off against Uriel “Yuca” Lopez in a rematch bout for the Vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino bantamweight Title live from the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico.

The first encounter between both fighters back in December 2013 was an all out slugfest which lead to a highly controversial decision for the local favorite Uriel Lopez. Tostado has since wanted to avenge the sour defeat left in the hands of the judges and is looking for the knockout this time around. Continue reading “Tostado-Lopez II on Telemundo Friday”

Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues to roll on this Friday August 3rd with another all Mexican title showdown featuring former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world title challenger Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado…
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Boxing Betting in New Jersey

World Boxing Organization (WBO) world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev visited New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Sportsbook on Sunday. The casino is offering wagering on the outcome of Kovalev’s HBO-televised fight with Eleider “Storm” Alvarez on Saturday at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City.

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World Boxing Organization (WBO) world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev visited New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Sportsbook on Sunday. The casino is offering wagering on the outcome of Kovalev’s HBO-televised…
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Garcia-Porter kickoff presser

Former world champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Monday at a press conference to formally announce their showdown for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight world championship on September 8 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Danny Garcia: “There’s no pressure on me, I’m just going to come to fight. We can dance if he wants, but I guarantee I’m coming to bang with him in the middle of the ring. I feel I’m the stronger puncher, have the faster hands and and am the better all-around fighter…This wasn’t the first time someone has called me out and it won’t be the last. Come September 8, I will show the world once again why I am one of the best.”

Shawn Porter: “All of my abilities – power, quickness, the whole nine will help me get this victory. To beat Danny Garcia, you have to use your whole arsenal. Especially beating him in the fashion we want to beat him in. We want to look great…We have seen Danny in the ring with different fighters with different styles. You can be aggressive and beat him, you can use the ring and outbox him, we are going to use them all.”

Former world champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Monday at a press conference to formally announce their showdown for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight world championship…
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Greatest Hits: Sergey Kovalev

Watch some of the best moments of Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s career. Kovalev takes on Eleider Alvarez Saturday night on HBO.

Watch some of the best moments of Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s career. Kovalev takes on Eleider Alvarez Saturday night on HBO.

Nieves scores KO in Columbus, Ohio

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Bantamweight Antonio Nieves (18-2-2, 10 KOs) made a statement early, as he coasted to a KO victory at :56 of the fourth round over Christian Esquivel (30-15-1, 23 KOs). Nieves, at 31 years of age, once challenged for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) jr bantamweight title.
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The road to relevance stopped at Hollywood Casino under the stars in Columbus, Ohio. Esquivel, who was overmatched right out of the gates, could only find a moral victory in going four, as Nieves exploded on him from round one. It was a left to the body and a shot to the head that finished off Esquivel. The scheduled eight-rounder was probably meant to keep Nieves working. His speed still looks like championship challenger material. Nieves looks like a contender. Saturday night was another step in the right direction. Continue reading “Nieves scores KO in Columbus, Ohio”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Bantamweight Antonio Nieves (18-2-2, 10 KOs) made a statement early, as he coasted to a KO victory at :56 of the fourth…
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Ex-champ Dib, Farmer clash Friday for IBF 130 belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy Dib (43-4, 24 KOs) will clash with IBF #3 Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) on Friday at Technology Park, Sydney for the vacant IBF super featherweight crown. Word is ESPN+ will stream this bout in the United States.

“My training camp has been fantastic in Thailand with Jeff Fenech,” Billy Dib told 2BACR radio. “I haven’t been this fit for many years and I’m really excited to do what I have to do to get this world title belt. Continue reading “Ex-champ Dib, Farmer clash Friday for IBF 130 belt”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy Dib (43-4, 24 KOs) will clash with IBF #3 Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KOs) on…
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Kovalev: I’ll fight everybody who’s ready to fight me

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Albert Baker/Main Events

“I should prove I deserve to be champion. He’s a good test for me. I saw a couple rounds in a couple of fights. I don’t spend a long time on this. I see enough to get the style he has. But he’ll be fighting different because right now he’s getting in shape to fight me. I have a plan, what to do in my head. I have completed my strategy, I will be ready for everything he can bring and inside the ring. After the first or second round, I’ll make adaptations because I’ll understand what I need to do.” said WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev of Russia. Kovalev recently hosted a media workout at The Boxing Laboratory in Oxnard, California, in preparation for his title defense against undefeated light heavyweight contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez this Saturday in Atlantic City.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk Video: Albert Baker/Main Events “I should prove I deserve to be champion. He’s a good test for me. I saw a couple rounds in a couple of…
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IBF 2018 Silk Road Tournament in Macau

The 2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament will be launched on August 5th in Macau. The tournament is not only the starting game of the IBF B&R 2018 season, but also the most important war of the Macau’s biggest sports festival —— Wushu Masters Challenge.
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IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament is a professional boxing tournament that IBF launched in China for servicing fighters in the Belt and Road area. The tournament is presented by Rejoy Group and co-hosted by IBF and People.cn, one the China’s authoritative media group. Continue reading “IBF 2018 Silk Road Tournament in Macau”

The 2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament will be launched on August 5th in Macau. The tournament is not only the starting game of the IBF B&R 2018 season, but…
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Former double SA champion dies

By Ron Jackson

Former South African welterweight and junior-middleweight champion Gert Steyn passed away after a heart attack at his home in Krugersdorp on Thursday night. He was 67.

Steyn was still a young boy when he followed his brothers, Stoffel, Japie and Andries, to the North Park Amateur Club in Parktown North, Johannesburg. Their father, Andries Sr, was the club’s trainer. As an amateur, Gert won numerous championships, including Southern Transvaal, Transvaal and SA Defence, SA Navy and Western Province titles, and according to reports lost only 6 of 85 fights as an amateur. Continue reading “Former double SA champion dies”

By Ron Jackson Former South African welterweight and junior-middleweight champion Gert Steyn passed away after a heart attack at his home in Krugersdorp on Thursday night. He was 67. Steyn…
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Fukuhara tops Haraguchi

By David Finger

Kumamoto Japan’s favorite son, former WBO mini-flyweight champion and current WBC #9 ranked minimumweight Tatsuya Fukuhara scored an impressive ten round decision over streaking Naoya Haraguchi on Sunday, July 29, in Kumamoto Japan. Fukuhara, 104.5, came out to an early lead against Haruguchi, 104.7 and was able to withstand a late rally from Haruguchi to win the decision by scores of 98-93, 98-92, and 97-92. With the win Fukuhara improves to 21-6-6, 7 KOs while Haruguchi, who won seven of his last eight fights, drops to 15-9, 6 KOs. Although ranked in the top ten by the WBC, the former WBO champion is not rated in any other sanctioning organization, something that boxing fans in Kumamoto are hoping this win will rectify. Continue reading “Fukuhara tops Haraguchi”

By David Finger Kumamoto Japan’s favorite son, former WBO mini-flyweight champion and current WBC #9 ranked minimumweight Tatsuya Fukuhara scored an impressive ten round decision over streaking Naoya Haraguchi on…
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Lenin Castillo ready for Marcus Browne

After winning the WBO NABO Light Heavyweight title in the month of April, former Olympian Lenin Castillo, from the Dominican Republic, will travel to New York, for the fight that will place him at the door of a world title fight. This Saturday, August 4, WBO ranked 14th Castillo (18-1-1, 13 KOs) will battle 2nd ranked Marcus Browne (21-0, 16 KOs), from New York, in a 10-round scheduled bout from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Castillo-Browne is a special edition bout of PBC that will air live on FS2 & FOX Deportes at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. Continue reading “Lenin Castillo ready for Marcus Browne”

After winning the WBO NABO Light Heavyweight title in the month of April, former Olympian Lenin Castillo, from the Dominican Republic, will travel to New York, for the fight that…
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Ximenez defeats Meraz outdoors in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Porfirio Barron Jr./PCBJR Photography

Featherweight Ray Ximenez (18-1, 4 KOs) out of Dallas and fighting in front of his hometown fans outside at the Main Street Garden Park in front of The Statler, an iconic hotel in downtown Dallas, once again showed why he could be a force in the division with a resounding victory against tough veteran German Meraz (61-49-2, 38 KOs) out of Mexico who has 100+ professional fights.
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Ximenez, a southpaw, who likes to dye his hair in assorted colors, this time in a bright blue to go along with his many tattoos showed he had both substance and style in the ring against Meraz Saturday night. Continue reading “Ximenez defeats Meraz outdoors in Dallas”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio Barron Jr./PCBJR Photography Featherweight Ray Ximenez (18-1, 4 KOs) out of Dallas and fighting in front of his hometown fans outside at the Main Street…
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Claggett hands Ananyan first loss

Consummate super lightweight road warrior Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett (27-5-1, 17 KOs) climbed up off the canvas from an opening round flash-knockdown last night at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario, and came roaring back to defeat previously unbeaten Petros Ananyan (13-1-2, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision. It was the main event of an exciting gala presented by Lee Baxter Promotions aired live in Canada on Super Channel dubbed “SUPERBOX LIVE’. The victory earned the Calgary, Alberta native the International Boxing Federation (IBF) international super lightweight title via a points victory. All three judges saw the fight the same at 95-94 for the Canadian charge. Continue reading “Claggett hands Ananyan first loss”

Consummate super lightweight road warrior Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett (27-5-1, 17 KOs) climbed up off the canvas from an opening round flash-knockdown last night at the Powerade Centre in Brampton,…
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Ito-Diaz Wrap-Up and Gallery

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion Masayuki Ito, a 4:1 underdog, surprised boxing pundits with his clearcut unanimous decision over fan favorite Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz Saturday night in Kissimmee. Ito had zero amateur fights and had never fought outside Japan, but he looked to be the more polished fighter.

Masayuki Ito: “I believe in myself. I knew I was going to become a world champion and that is exactly what happened. Since the beginning of the fight, I knew I had more power and I dropped him. In my mind, I kept saying that it was a close fight and that is why I kept going for the knockout…I knew that this was going to be a good fight and I respect Diaz for coming ready to fight. He is a warrior. This is a dream come true for me. Now I want bigger fights.”

Christopher Diaz: “This does not end here. I am going to return with more strength and with more hunger. I have a promise to fulfill. I am going to be a world champion. I promise you that.”

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion Masayuki Ito, a 4:1 underdog, surprised boxing pundits with his clearcut unanimous decision over fan favorite Christopher “Pitufo”…
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WBA #9 Falcao remains unbeaten

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Unbeaten World Boxing Association (WBA) #9 middleweight contender and 2012 Olympian silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (21-0, 15 KOs) made quick work of Jonathan Tavira (16-6, 12 KOs) on Saturday night in a walkout bout at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The bout ended at 1:38 of the first round. Falcao needs to raise the level of opposition.
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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten World Boxing Association (WBA) #9 middleweight contender and 2012 Olympian silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (21-0, 15 KOs) made quick work of Jonathan Tavira (16-6, 12 KOs)…
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