Garcia defeats Vargas by unanimous decision

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In a wild Texas showdown at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, next door to the worldwide headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, Jessie Vargas and Mikey Garcia went toe to toe in front of a packed house of 10,000 +.

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Garcia came back from a slow start to win a hotly contested unanimous decision in an entertaining, high action battle and come away with the WBC Diamond Welterweight title.

Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) fought for the 2nd time at welterweight, losing a one-sided affair to one of boxing’s pound for pound best in Errol Spence Jr. last March at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. While Vargas (29-3-2, 11 KOs) has spent a career mostly at 147 and was the bigger man entering the ring. Continue reading “Garcia defeats Vargas by unanimous decision”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In a wild Texas showdown at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, next door to the worldwide headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys,…
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Lundy dominates Fernandez in Delaware

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Former world title challenger “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (30-8-1, 14 KOs) took another step forward in his quest for another world title try with an eight round unanimous decision over tough Ezequiel “Pacman” Fernandez (28-4-1, 3 KOs) at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Lundy used a superior jab and swift combination punching to win by the scores of 79-73 (twice) and 78-74. Immediately afterwards, Lundy received a $500 cash bonus from promoter Diane Fischer of Dee Lee Promotions.

“I displayed my boxing skills in there,” stated Lundy after the fight. “I was in with a tough guy, 28-3. I fight no ducks. I want Tank [Davis], Devin Haney, and all the big guys at 135.”

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Former world title challenger “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (30-8-1, 14 KOs) took another step forward in his quest for another world title try…
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Chocolatito KOs Yafai for WBA superfly title

By David Finger at ringside

In the co-main event of the eagerly anticipated Mikey Garcia-Jesse Vargas fight at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, four division world champion and future Hall of Famer Román “Chocolatito” González, 114.6, successfully returned to the top of the sport as he brutally knocked out WBA Super Flyweight Khalid Yafai, 114.8, at 29 seconds of the ninth round.

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González suffered through a disastrous 2017, losing his trainer in November of 2016 and then dropping two straight fights to Sor Ringvisai. González elected to take nearly a year off and returned in September of 2018. However, with only one fight in 2018 and one fight in 2019 there were still questions remaining as to if he would still be shaking off some ring rust coming into this fight. Continue reading “Chocolatito KOs Yafai for WBA superfly title”

By David Finger at ringside In the co-main event of the eagerly anticipated Mikey Garcia-Jesse Vargas fight at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, four division world…
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Julio Cesar Martinez retains WBC flyweight title

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) out of Mexico defended his WBC flyweight title with a unanimous decision at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, over Britain’s tough, gritty Jay Harris (17-1, 9 KOs) over twelve action packed rounds.

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Martinez won the vacant title against Cristofer Rosales in his last fight last December in Phoenix and at only 25, is one of the most exciting fighters in the world. He is trained by Team Canelo and Eddy Reynoso. This was Harris’ first fight in the United States. Continue reading “Julio Cesar Martinez retains WBC flyweight title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) out of Mexico defended his WBC flyweight title with a unanimous decision at the Ford Center at The Star…
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Parker stops Winters in five

By David Finger at ringside

In an eagerly anticipated heavyweight attraction, former WBO heavyweight champion and current #2 ranked WBO heavyweight contender Joseph Parker, 245.4, scored an impressive fifth round TKO over game Shawndell Winters, 208.

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Parker remains a front runner for a potential fight for a vacant WBO heavyweight title before the end of the year, and he wanted to make a statement in Frisco. But the Auckland native also promised to fight a more polished fight tonight. He came out boxing effectively in round one, pumping the jab and landing a hard right hand in the closing twenty seconds of the round. Continue reading “Parker stops Winters in five”

By David Finger at ringside In an eagerly anticipated heavyweight attraction, former WBO heavyweight champion and current #2 ranked WBO heavyweight contender Joseph Parker, 245.4, scored an impressive fifth round…
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Madrimov stops Navarro in WBA eliminator

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In a WBA junior middleweight eliminator, the former amateur sensation out of Uzbekistan, Israil “The Dream” Madrimov (5-0, 5 KOs) unleashed an array of punches from the opening bell, to confuse veteran Charlie Navarro (29-10, 22 KOs) out of Panama City, Panama. By the 2nd round, Madrimov opened up his arsenal and was landing big to the head and body of Navarro who had no answers to stop the attack. Most fighters would have succumbed to the pressure by now, but Navarro showed his grit and did his best to counter.

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But in the 6th round of the scheduled 10, Madrimov finally hit pay dirt and dropped Navarro with a straight left to the gut that sent Navarro to the canvas. Navarro was visibly hurt, but got to his feet, only to be dropped again by multiple left hooks. This time, Navarro did not get up and referee Rafael Ramos waived it off at 2:24 for a TKO for Madrimov who remained undefeated and kept his knockout streak alive at 5 to start his career. Continue reading “Madrimov stops Navarro in WBA eliminator”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In a WBA junior middleweight eliminator, the former amateur sensation out of Uzbekistan, Israil “The Dream” Madrimov (5-0, 5 KOs) unleashed an array of punches…
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Undercard Results from Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside

In the third bout of the night super middleweight prospect Alexis Espino, 165, put on a boxing clinic against Delvecchio Savage, 163.6, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, winning a lopsided six round unanimous decision by a score of 60-54 (once) and 59-55 (twice).

Although Savage didn’t come into the fight with a flashy record he did come in with a reputation of possessing a decent punch (having won all three of his victories by knockout). He also had a reputation for possessing an above average chin (all five of his losses came by decision). Savage also held undefeated prospect Louis Hernandez to a draw back in April and was seen as a legitimate test for the 20-year old prospect. Espino clearly respected his opponent and boxed cautiously behind the left jab in the first three rounds before slowly incorporating the lead right hand in round four. By the end of round four Espino was boxing with more aggression and pressuring his durable and crafty opponent and by round five he began to tee off on Savage. Still, although Espino would occasionally land an impressive shot it was not enough to seriously hurt Savage, and he was able to survive all six rounds without hitting the canvas. Espino improves to 6-0, 4 KOs. Savage sees his record slip to 3-6-1, 3 KOs. The referee was Neil Young. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Frisco, Texas”

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside In the third bout of the night super middleweight prospect Alexis Espino, 165, put on a boxing clinic against Delvecchio Savage, 163.6,…
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Szili upsets WBC #11 Mitchell

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #11 super middleweight Jayde Mitchell (20-2, 10 KOs) was an upset split decision loser at the hands of Hungarian Istvan Szili (24-2-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds at the StKilda Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday in a bout for the WBO Oriental title. Scores at the conclusion were 97-93, 94-96, 94-96.

135-pound prospect Liam Wilson (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped Venezuelan Jesus Cuadra (18-7, 14 KOs) in round five of a scheduled eight round bout. Continue reading “Szili upsets WBC #11 Mitchell”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC #11 super middleweight Jayde Mitchell (20-2, 10 KOs) was an upset split decision loser at the hands of Hungarian Istvan Szili (24-2-2,…
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Nicholson Wins Tough Split Decision

White, Kisner Claim Regional Titles in Hanover, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Mike Greenhill

A sellout house of 4,800 fans saw one of the Beltway area’s rising stars earn a tough decision and saw two others win vacant regional titles on a Jeter Promotions card at the Hall at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD.
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Laurel, MD super middleweight Demond “D’Best At It” Nicholson survived a sixth-round knockdown to win a tough 10-round split decision over a very game Mike “The Menace” Guy of Sacramento, CA. Continue reading “Nicholson Wins Tough Split Decision”

White, Kisner Claim Regional Titles in Hanover, MD By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Mike Greenhill A sellout house of 4,800 fans saw one of the Beltway area’s rising stars earn…
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Boozer beats Beras by split decision

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

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Second 2 None Promotions had DeCarlos Banquet Center full as they produced a 5 fight card Friday night. The main event had middleweight Patrick Boozer (14-4, 4 KOs) going all six rounds to win by SD (59-55-Boozer, 60-54-Boozer, 58-56-Beras) over Jose Abreu Beras (14-8, 8 KOs). The fight placed Boozer against a very durable Beras, as he worked hard for the decision win. Continue reading “Boozer beats Beras by split decision”

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder Second 2 None Promotions had DeCarlos Banquet Center full as they produced a 5 fight card Friday night. The main event had middleweight…
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TKO wins for Aponte and Zayas

Super featherweight Angel Aponte and 17-year-old welterweight wunderkind Xander Zayas both remained unbeaten on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

In a good match, Aponte (8-0, 4 KOs) scored a TKO win at :01 of round seven. The corner of Irving Macias (7-1, 4 KOs) stopped the bout because of complications from a bleeding nose. Macias visited the canvas in the first round. Aponte was cut on his right eye.

Zayas (4-0, 3 KOs) beat Marklin Bailey (6-7, 4 KOs) by TKO at 1:14 of the third round. The Puerto Rican dominated all the way with his speed and combinations to the head and body of Bailey, who was cut on his right eye. After a good combination from Zayas, the referee stopped the action in round three.

Super featherweight Angel Aponte and 17-year-old welterweight wunderkind Xander Zayas both remained unbeaten on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. In a good…
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Castellon shocks WBA #5 Ortiz in Managua

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) continued their monthly boxing events with their first event of 2020 Friday night at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua.

The main event saw minimumweight Byron Castellon (14-13-3, 2 KOs) upset his countryman and WBA #5 ranked Jerson Ortiz (16-3, 7 KOs) by split decision. Castellon dropped Ortiz with a right hand in round one. In round two following multiple warnings the referee took a point away from Castellon for hitting Ortiz behind the head. Moments later in the same round Ortiz dropped Castellon. It was an exciting close fight from there on out filled with heavy exchanges. The official scores after the eight round distance was 76-73 and 75-74 for Castellon. The other score was 75-74 for Ortiz.

World champion twin brothers IBF flyweight champion Felix Alvarado and WBA junior lighweight champion Rene Alvarado fought in separate four round exhibitions for a special cause for children in the fight against cancer and lupus. Felix vs Martin Diaz and Rene vs Robin Zamora. Continue reading “Castellon shocks WBA #5 Ortiz in Managua”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) continued their monthly boxing events with their first event of 2020 Friday night at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. The…
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Vazquez-Bolden ends in no-decision

By Jeff Zimmerman

In a rough and tumble main event at the Southern Junction in Irving, Texas, middleweights Mark Vasquez (5-1, 2 KOs) and Lamar Bolden (0-2) ended in a no decision due to an accidental foul.  Bolden ended up on the canvas multiple times as both guys got physical.  After Bolden got a visit from the doctor, the fight was stopped at 2:57 of the first round of the scheduled four.  Bolden protested the stoppage with the doctor, but to no avail.  And once the fight was ruled a no decision, Vasquez team was unhappy with the result as they were hoping for a knockout as they felt Bolden was cleanly punched.

Garcia Promotions, led by 4x world champ Mikey Garcia, once again hosted a local show in front of one of his big fights.  Last year, it was the battle with Errol Spence Jr. at Cowboy Stadium in front of 47,000 fans.  On Saturday night, Garcia will face 2x world champ Jessie Vargas at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco that will draw between 10,000 – 12,000.  Although Mikey was not in attendance, his brother and trainer Robert, worked the corner of several of his fighters.

Former world champion Paulie Ayala and Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik were in attendance along with Derrick James, trainer of Errol Spence Jr. and Jermell Charlo, as well as 154lb contender John Vera Jr.

Saul Rodriguez vs. Josh Ross

In the co-main event, Robert Garcia trained lightweight Saul Rodriguez (24-1-1, 18 KOs) used a devastating body attack and solid defense against the outgunned Josh Rosh (4-13-5) to win going away. Rodriguez dropped Ross twice in the 3rd round, once in the 4th and three times in the 5th, before referee Rosario Solis had finally seen enough and waived it off. Ross was certainly game, but no match for the powerful Rodriguez. The time of the stoppage was 1:55 of round 5.

Breenan Macias vs. Israel Camacho

Bantamweight Breenan “B Fly” Macias (7-0- 2) dominated a tough Israel Camacho (1-4) over six rounds to earn the unanimous decision. Macias was the aggressor throughout the fight using fast combos to keep Camacho at bay. Camacho hung tough but couldn’t land consistently against the skilled Macias. The scores read 60-54 twice and 59-55 for Macias.

Robert Rodriguez vs. Ramiro Martinez

In a bantamweight battle, southpaws Robert Rodriguez and Ramiro Martinez went toe to toe over six rounds. Martinez used a long reach to land his right, left combos to the head while Rodriguez used a consistent body attack. Rodriguez stalked Martinez around the ring, but it was Martinez who would often let his hands go first. Martinez appeared to win the early rounds, but from instructions from his corner in trainer Robert Garcia, Rodriguez got closer and began to work the body. In a tight contest, the judges ruled it a majority draw with scores of 57-57 twice and 58-56 for Rodriguez

Angel Alejandro vs. Darry Hayes

Dallas’ featherweight Angel Alejandro (9-0, 4 KOs) and Daryl Hayes (7-15-, 1 KOs) from Houston squared off in a Texas featherweight tilt. Alejandro dominated form the opening bell landing his left, right combo throughout. Hayes was game and made Alejandro work, but could match his overall skill level. The judges scored it 58-56, 59-55, 59-55 for Alejandro as he stays undefeated with the six round unanimous decision.

Joahnys Argilagos vs. Erick Hernandez

Super flyweight and former amateur sensation from Cuba, Joahnys Argilagos (4-0, 2 KOs) dropped Erick Hernandez (1-1, 1 KO) twice in the 1st round and cruised to an easy TKO victory at 2:58. Hernandez got up to his feet at the count of 9 after the first knockdown but decided to stay on the canvas with 2 seconds remaining in the opening frame. Argilagos remained undefeated after four pro fights.

Jordan Jones vs. Benjamin Gurment

In an absolute firefight that went back and forth over four rounds, Dallas super lightweight Jordan Jones (4-0-1) and Fort Worth’s Benjamin Gurment (1-0-2) took turns landing big blows to the head and body in a crosstown battle. Jones started strong landing his big right hand, while the southpaw Gurment found a home to the body with his left. The judges scored it 39-37 for Jones and 38-38 twice for a majority draw.

Shurretta Metcalf vs. Britain Hart

Dallas fan favorite super bantamweight Shurretta Metcalf (9-3-1, 2 KOs) held on to win a split decision over Britain Hart (3-4-3, 2 KOs) over four rounds. The scores read 40-36, 39-37, 37-39.

Oscar Peret vs. Jeffery Ward

In the opening bout at the Southern Junction in Irving, Texas, promoted by Garcia Promotions lightweight Oscar Perez (1-0, 1 KO) defeated Jeffery Ward (0-1) by TKO at 2:52 of round 3.

By Jeff Zimmerman In a rough and tumble main event at the Southern Junction in Irving, Texas, middleweights Mark Vasquez (5-1, 2 KOs) and Lamar Bolden (0-2) ended in a…
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WBC to give homage belt to Kobe family

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Council has made a world championship belt as a tribute to the late basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, who died days ago in a tragic helicopter crash in Los Angeles.

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Unlike the traditional gold and green, this world championship belt is in the purple and gold colors of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA team where Kobe played his entire professional career, and includes numbers 8 and 24 along with photographs of Kobe and Gigi.

A source has told Fightnews.com® that there are plans to present the belt to Kobe’s family soon.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The World Boxing Council has made a world championship belt as a tribute to the late basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, who died…
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Seldin, Takam victorious on Long Island

Super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (25-1, 21 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage against late sub Luis Florez (25-16, 21 KOs) on Friday night at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

Heavyweight Carlos Takam (38-5-1, 28 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Fabio Maldonado (26-4, 25 KOs).

Super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (25-1, 21 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage against late sub Luis Florez (25-16, 21 KOs) on Friday night at The Paramount in…
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Alamo tops Castaneda to retain NABO belt

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In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, WBO #8 ranked Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

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WBO #8 ranked Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Castaneda applied consistent pressure on Alamo, but was a step behind throughout. Scores were 98-92, 99-93 for Alamo, with the dissenting third judge scoring the bout 95-95. Alamo retained his NABO title.[/caption]

Castaneda brought tremendous pressure, but two of the three judges preferred the work of ring technician Alamo by wide margins. Scores were 98-92, 99-93 for Aiama, while the third judge saw a more accurate 95-95. Alamo retained his NABO title.

Unbeaten featherweight Orlando “Zurdo De Oro” Gonzalez (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against Charlie Serrano (16-6-2, 5 KOs). Gonzalez put Serrano on the deck in round three and down for the count at 2:20 of round four. Continue reading “Alamo tops Castaneda to retain NABO belt”

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, WBO #8 ranked Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-1,…
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Hunter defeats Rakhmanov again

In a rematch, undefeated super lightweight Keith “The Bounty” Hunter (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov (12-3-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. Hunter dropped Rakhmanov in round three, but injured his right hand in round seven. Scores were 97-92, 98-91, 98-91. Hunter and Rakhmanov previously met 12 months ago with Hunter winning a narrow-split decision.

2016 Olympian and undefeated super lightweight Richardson Hitchins (11-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Nick DeLomba (16-3, 5 KOs). Scores were 100-90 3x.

Super middleweight Genc Pllana (8-1-1, 4 KOs) scored a ten round upset over Kevin Newman II (11-2-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 96-94 3x.

In a rematch, undefeated super lightweight Keith “The Bounty” Hunter (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov (12-3-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Deontay Wilder Speaks

“Hello my people, my Bomb Squad. All my loved ones around the world. Just wanted to let you know I am here. Your king is here. And we ain’t going nowhere. For the war has just begun…

“I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king. Can’t take my pride. I am a warrior. I’m a king that will NEVER give up. I’m a king that will fight to the death. If anyone don’t understand that…don’t understand what it is to go to war…don’t understand what it is to fight…

“We will rise again. We will regain the title. I will be back. We will hold our heads up high. Your king is in great spirits. We will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title. I’ll see you in a few months. For the war has just begun. All my love to all my people.”

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Weights from Hockessin, Delaware

Hank Lundy 136.3 vs. Ezequiel Fernandez 135.5
Nicholas Hernandez 148.6 vs. Michael Crain 147.3
Dhafir Smith 195.5 vs. Greg Hackett 202.4
Maurice Horne 210.5 vs. Antwaun Taylor 207.2
Schmelle Baldwin 158 vs. Sarah Rueda 162.7
Shinard Bunch 146.5 vs. Ronnie Jordan 148.2
David Murray 174.6 vs, Austin Marcum 169.5
Kaywann Sistrunk 145 vs. Tahmir Smalls 146.5

Venue: Hockessin PAL Center, Hockessin, Delaware
Promoter: Dee Lee Promotions
Matchmaker: Nick Tiberi
Tickets: 609-868-4243 or 302-540-7203

Hank Lundy 136.3 vs. Ezequiel Fernandez 135.5 Nicholas Hernandez 148.6 vs. Michael Crain 147.3 Dhafir Smith 195.5 vs. Greg Hackett 202.4 Maurice Horne 210.5 vs. Antwaun Taylor 207.2 Schmelle Baldwin…
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Weights from Burbank, California

Aram Amirkhanyan 148.8 vs. Keandre Gibson 146.4
Vlad Panin 147 vs. Moises Fuentes 145.2
Victor Rodriguez 138.4 vs. Oscar Mendoza 138
Steven Pichardo 159.4 vs. Rowdy Montgomery 158.2
Mathias Radcliffe 129.2 vs. Maximillion Arredon 129.4
Oleksiy Barker 153.6 vs. Donnis Reed 153
Jerry Bradford 146.4 vs. Nohelin Hernandez 147.8
Austin Gudino 141.4 vs. Osman Rivera 143
Eric Priest 160 vs. Henry Mendez 159.4

Venue: Burbank Marriott Events Center, Burbank, California
Promoter: Bash Boxing

Aram Amirkhanyan 148.8 vs. Keandre Gibson 146.4 Vlad Panin 147 vs. Moises Fuentes 145.2 Victor Rodriguez 138.4 vs. Oscar Mendoza 138 Steven Pichardo 159.4 vs. Rowdy Montgomery 158.2 Mathias Radcliffe…
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Garcia, Vargas, Yafai, Chocolatito make weight

Mikey Garcia 145.8 vs. Jessie Vargas 147
(WBC diamond welterweight title)

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Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. Roman Gonzalez 114.6
(WBA super flyweight title)
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Julio Cesar Martinez 111.4 vs. Jay Harris 111.6
(WBC flyweight title)
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Joseph Parker 245.4 vs. Shawndell Winters 208
Israil Madrimov 153.2 vs. Charlie Navarro 153.2
(WBA super welterweight eliminator)
Diego Pacheco 167.4 vs. Oscar Riojas 167.4
Alexis Espino 165 vs. Delvecchio Savage 163.6
Leo Acevedo 153 vs. Dennis Knifechief 154.8
Jesse Rodriguez 111 vs. Marcos Sustaita 110.8

Venue: Ford Center, Frisco, Texas
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Mikey Garcia 145.8 vs. Jessie Vargas 147 (WBC diamond welterweight title) Kal Yafai 114.8 vs. Roman Gonzalez 114.6 (WBA super flyweight title) Julio Cesar Martinez 111.4 vs. Jay Harris 111.6…
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Golden Boy inks Felix Alvarado

Golden Boy has added another elite athlete to its stable as IBF light flyweight world titlist Felix “El Gemelo” Alvarado (35-2, 30 KOs) has signed a promotional agreement with the company. Alvarado is set to return at a soon-to-be-announced date. Felix Alvarado is the 31-year-old twin brother of WBA super featherweight world champion Rene Alvarado.

Golden Boy has added another elite athlete to its stable as IBF light flyweight world titlist Felix “El Gemelo” Alvarado (35-2, 30 KOs) has signed a promotional agreement with the…
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Hooker, Prograis ready to show they’re still a force at 140

By Jeff Zimmerman

It was announced Thursday by Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn, that former world champions at 140, Regis Prograis (24-1 20 KOs) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3 18 KOs), will face off at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Friday April 17, live on DAZN.

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Both fighters attended the kickoff presser in Frisco, Texas at the Omni Frisco Hotel, as Matchroom is in town for their blockbuster card headlined by Mikey Garcia and Jesse Vargas at Ford Center at The Star this Saturday night.

Outside of a 1st round blowout by Hooker in his last fight against Uriel Perez, he and Prograis are coming off losses in career defining fights. Hooker lost a shootout against Jose Ramirez last July in Dallas and Prograis lost in the finals in the World Boxing Series to Josh Taylor this past October. Both were unification bouts at 140. Continue reading “Hooker, Prograis ready to show they’re still a force at 140”

By Jeff Zimmerman It was announced Thursday by Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn, that former world champions at 140, Regis Prograis (24-1 20 KOs) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3…
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Interview: Brian “Bomac” McIntyre

By Jeff Zimmerman

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Brian “Bomac” McIntyre took over as manager and head trainer of former super lightweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker after he suffered his first career loss against Jose Ramirez last year in a 140lb unification bout last July. Hooker and Bomac have built a strong relationship over the years as Hooker has been in camp several times with pound for pound great Terence “Bud” Crawford.

Fightnews.com® caught up with Bomac in an exclusive interview as he was in town for the kickoff presser to announce Hooker’s next fight against Regis Prograis at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Friday April 17, live on DAZN. Prograis lost his share of the 140lb title to Josh Taylor in another unification scrap this past October. Continue reading “Interview: Brian “Bomac” McIntyre”

By Jeff Zimmerman Brian “Bomac” McIntyre took over as manager and head trainer of former super lightweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker after he suffered his first career loss against…
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Xolisani Ndongeni to fight in Las Vegas

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Xolisani Ndongeni from Duncan Village in the Eastern Cape is scheduled to meet Arnold Barboza Jr. of Los Angeles in a ten round lightweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday April 25, on the undercard of the unification bantamweight bout between Naoya Inoue and John Riel Casimero. Continue reading “Xolisani Ndongeni to fight in Las Vegas”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Xolisani Ndongeni from Duncan Village in the Eastern Cape is scheduled to meet Arnold Barboza Jr. of Los Angeles in a ten round lightweight bout…
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