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Gallo Estrada visits children’s hospital

On Tuesday, WBC flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada visited the Children’s Hospital of Sonora, where he inspired children who are struggling to get ahead of their diseases.
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His message was with faith and determination they can leave the hospital fully recovered. Estrada posed for souvenir photos, signed autographs and gave gifts to the smiling kids. “El Gallo” dedicated his defense to them and promised to fight with all his might to retain the world title because his championship belt also belongs to them.

Estrada (39-3, 26 KOs) will defend his title against Dewayne Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday before 11,500 in the municipal center in Hermosillo, Mexico, on DAZN in the U.S. and Azteca 7 in Mexico.

On Tuesday, WBC flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada visited the Children’s Hospital of Sonora, where he inspired children who are struggling to get ahead of their diseases. His message…
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Figueroa to defend WBA interim title Saturday

Unbeaten WBA interim super bantamweight champion Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) showed off his skills at a media workout Tuesday before his homecoming title defense against Argentina’s Javier Nicolas “Chispita” Chacon (29-4-1, 9 KOs) that headlines FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Saturday night from Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas.

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“I never underestimate any opponent ahead of a fight,” the 22-year-old Figueroa said Tuesday at the Panterita Boxing Club in Weslaco, Texas. “I train hard for every fight like it’s the biggest fight of my life. We’re working on my power, my speed and my defense. I have to work on all of that to be at the world class level.”

Unbeaten WBA interim super bantamweight champion Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) showed off his skills at a media workout Tuesday before his homecoming title defense against Argentina’s Javier…
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Avispa Ortiz, Chema Ocampo headline Aug 31

Legendary WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (29-3, 4 KOs) will defend her belt for the 12th time against former interim titleholder Maria Milano (10-1-1, 4 KOs) on August 31, at Arena La Paz in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

In the co-feature, former world title challenger Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (24-1, 14 KOs) will be back in action. You may remember Ocampo facing IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence last June in Texas. Since then, Ocampo has been fighting at junior middleweight and is 2-0 at his new weight.

Azteca 7, la Casa del Boxeo, will televise in Mexico to close out a stellar month of August for Zanfer Promotions.

Legendary WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (29-3, 4 KOs) will defend her belt for the 12th time against former interim titleholder Maria Milano (10-1-1, 4 KOs) on August…
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Rowan Campbell to defend IBO All Africa title

By Ron Jackson

South African super middleweight champion Rowan Campbell could be extended to the limit when he defends his IBO All Africa super middleweight title against the big punching Johannesburg based Patrick Mukala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Friday night.

Campbell (10-0, 6 KOs) has only been fighting as a pro since December 2016. Continue reading “Rowan Campbell to defend IBO All Africa title”

By Ron Jackson South African super middleweight champion Rowan Campbell could be extended to the limit when he defends his IBO All Africa super middleweight title against the big punching…
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Weights from Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

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Rolando Giono 135 vs Barnie Argüelles 134.5
Gerardo Murillo 123 vs Jose Luis Calvo 121.5
Nataly Delgado 110 vs Iliana Bonilla 108.75
Ernesto Marín 135 vs Jonathan Calderón 134

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 8pm
Venue: Los Bohíos Alegres de Transístmica, Panama
Promoter: Gerardo Murillo Sr.
Tickets: $20

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By Héctor Villarreal Rolando Giono 135 vs Barnie Argüelles 134.5 Gerardo Murillo 123 vs Jose Luis Calvo 121.5 Nataly Delgado 110 vs Iliana Bonilla 108.75 Ernesto Marín 135 vs Jonathan…
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Golovkin-Derevyanchenko Update

Former middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin has reportedly reached a multi-fight agreement to partner with Matchroom Sports. The first fight under the deal is expected to be against Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York City with DAZN streaming the bout. An official announcement is expected this week.

Former middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin has reportedly reached a multi-fight agreement to partner with Matchroom Sports. The first fight under the deal is expected to be against Sergiy Derevyanchenko for…
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Showtime not cutting boxing in any way

After FOX has recently aired a number of fights featuring Showtime-built boxing stars, Showtime boxing chief Stephen Espinoza says rumors of Showtime pulling an HBO and dropping the sport are greatly exaggerated.

“Don’t worry…Showtime is not cutting boxing in any way, shape or form,” said Espinoza via social media. “Anyone who tells you different doesn’t know what they’re talking about. We are as committed and enthusiastic as ever. Upcoming announcements will make that abundantly clear.”

After FOX has recently aired a number of fights featuring Showtime-built boxing stars, Showtime boxing chief Stephen Espinoza says rumors of Showtime pulling an HBO and dropping the sport are…
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Former WBA champ Cordoba earns law degree

By Robert Coster

News from Panama. Former WBA bantamweight and super-bantamweight champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba has just received his degree in law and political science. Cordoba, who fought from 2000 to 2012, had a stellar boxing career with a 39-3-2, 25 KO record.

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza sent this message to Cordoba: “Champion, you represent the values of the WBA which strives to help boxers in their lives after boxing. You are the living proof that there is a life after boxing and that one can triumph in the ring and outside of it.”

By Robert Coster News from Panama. Former WBA bantamweight and super-bantamweight champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba has just received his degree in law and political science. Cordoba, who fought from 2000…
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WBO champ Saludar hits Puerto Rico

WBO minimumweight champion Vic Saludar (19-3, 10 KOs) of the Philippines arrived in Puerto Rico this morning to complete his training for his defense against the #1 ranked Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez (13-1, 5 KOs) this Saturday at the Ballroom of the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.

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“We come to make a good fight. We are well prepared after a long training camp to maintain the title,” said Saludar through an interpreter.

WBO minimumweight champion Vic Saludar (19-3, 10 KOs) of the Philippines arrived in Puerto Rico this morning to complete his training for his defense against the #1 ranked Wilfredo “Bimbito”…
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Fury opponent Tom Schwarz returns Sept 25

SES Boxing has announced that heavyweight Tom Schwarz (25-1,17 KOs) will return on September 28 at the Stadthalle in Magdeburg, Germany. Opponent is TBA. Schwarz quietly won a tune-up fight against Radek Varak (6-8, 3 KOs) in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, over the weekend in his first outing since suffering his first loss against Tyson Fury in Las Vegas. Schwarz is currently rated #14 by the WBO.

Also on the card will be IBF #10 rated light heavyweight Adam Deines (18-1-1, 9 KOs), who like Schwarz got a win in the Czech Republic event, stopping Joseph Lehr (1-1, 0 KOs) in round five. In Deines’ previous fight, he lost an IBF eliminator.

MDR will televise in Germany.

SES Boxing has announced that heavyweight Tom Schwarz (25-1,17 KOs) will return on September 28 at the Stadthalle in Magdeburg, Germany. Opponent is TBA. Schwarz quietly won a tune-up fight…
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Hrgovic back in action Saturday

World-rated heavyweight Filip Hrgović (8-0, 6 KOs) is promising excitement as he travels to Hermosillo, Mexico for a defense of his WBC International title against Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday, August 24, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

“This is what I live for, every day of my life,” says Hrgović. “Boxing makes me feel alive. My preparations have gone perfect and I can’t wait to step in the ring again. Continue reading “Hrgovic back in action Saturday”

World-rated heavyweight Filip Hrgović (8-0, 6 KOs) is promising excitement as he travels to Hermosillo, Mexico for a defense of his WBC International title against Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs)…
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Boxing Buzz

Top Rank has signed undefeated Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando “Zurdo de Oro” Gonzalez to a multi-year promotional agreement. From Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Gonzalez is 12-0 with eight knockouts, most recently scoring a six-round unanimous decision Aug. 2 over Aldimar Silva in Kissimmee, Florida. He is the older cousin of unbeaten super featherweight prospect and fellow Top Rank signee Henry “Moncho” Lebron.
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Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of undefeated African super featherweight Oluwaseun Joshua “The Machine” Wahab (18-0, 11 KOs) to a promotional contract.
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Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame promoter Don King, who is 88 years young today.

Top Rank has signed undefeated Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando “Zurdo de Oro” Gonzalez to a multi-year promotional agreement. From Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Gonzalez is 12-0 with eight knockouts, most recently…
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Jaime Munguia: I’ll look for the knockout

By Miguel Maravilla

WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico returns to the ring next month as he takes on Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs) of Ghana. Munguia squares off against Allotey on Saturday, September 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California live on DAZN.

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“This will be a good fight. Allotey has a great style. This is a very worthy fight for September 14th,” Munguia told Fightnews.com®.

After Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez conceded the big fight weekend, things opened up for 22-year-old Munguia to headline on Mexican Independence weekend.

“I feel very happy to be the main event for this Mexican Independence Day fight. It’s going to be a great day for boxing and a great day for Mexico. I got the opportunity to headline and I’m just grateful.” Continue reading “Jaime Munguia: I’ll look for the knockout”

By Miguel Maravilla WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico returns to the ring next month as he takes on Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30…
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IBF #12 Tszyu targets Hogan and Brook

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #12 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (14-0, 10 KOs) who is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu, has targeted fellow Australian WBO #3 Dennis Hogan and former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook after winning a one-sided ten round decision over IBF #9 Dwight Ritchie at Star City Casino in Sydney last week.

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“I think I’m ready for that next step, the next level,” Tszyu told The Herald and Age. “I only want people who are in front of me in the rankings. I’m trying to climb the mountain and everything is up from here. (Kell Brook) would be a great fight. He fought ‘Triple G’ so he is a real possibility. (Dennis Hogan) is rated in my division and he just fought for the world title. I’m ready for that level and I just need these guys to accept these fights!” Continue reading “IBF #12 Tszyu targets Hogan and Brook”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #12 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (14-0, 10 KOs) who is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu, has targeted fellow Australian…
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Late Results from Matamoros, Mexico

By John Unland

Alcaraz Jr. Promotions hosted an eight bout card at the Cruz Lopez Baseball Stadium in Matamoros, Mexico this past Friday. This one had a little bit of everything. Knockouts, debuts, upsets, local fighters and fan favorites highlighted a fun night of boxing in this town on the Texas border. Continue reading “Late Results from Matamoros, Mexico”

By John Unland Alcaraz Jr. Promotions hosted an eight bout card at the Cruz Lopez Baseball Stadium in Matamoros, Mexico this past Friday. This one had a little bit of…
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Morales-Meraz clash in Clackamas, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Looking to shine in front of a hometown crowd, undefeated Jr. lightweight prospect Victor Morales, Jr. (11-0, 7 KOs) will fight his twelfth professional bout just twenty miles south of his home of Vancouver, Washington this Saturday night. Heading up Pure Combat’s mixed combat sports event at the Clackamas Armory in Clackamas, Oregon, Morales will face Mexico’s German Meraz (62-57-2, 39 KOs), taking on the battle-tested journeyman in the card’s eight round main event. Continue reading “Morales-Meraz clash in Clackamas, Oregon”

By Ricardo Ibarra Looking to shine in front of a hometown crowd, undefeated Jr. lightweight prospect Victor Morales, Jr. (11-0, 7 KOs) will fight his twelfth professional bout just twenty…
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“Bimbito” Mendez ready for title shot

The #1 WBO ranked at 105 pounds, Puerto Rican Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez is ready to challenge the WBO champion Vic Saludar this Saturday in the main event of the “Casino Metro Boxing Nights” series to be held at the Ballroom of the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions in association with Spartan Boxing that will be broadcast live on Wapa Deportes. There are five days left before Bimbito Méndez (13-1, 5 kos) faces Saludar (19-3, 10 kos) and the young Puerto Rican is confident of getting the title.

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“We have worked hard to get the victory. I am facing a good fighter, who comes from victories against good Japanese boxers, but we are training focused on our fight plan and confident in the victory,” said Méndez, who trains at the Caimito Gym in San Juan with trainers Freddy Trinidad and Yowi González. “I will do what we have been working in the gym, use all my boxing.” Continue reading ““Bimbito” Mendez ready for title shot”

The #1 WBO ranked at 105 pounds, Puerto Rican Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez is ready to challenge the WBO champion Vic Saludar this Saturday in the main event of the “Casino…
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Pulev: Fury using my name for PR

IBF #1-rated heavyweight contender Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev has responded to former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s public claims that he turned down a fight with “The Gypsy King.” Pulev asserts it is the exact opposite situation, in fact.
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“Fury is using me and some other boxers that he knows are currently unavailable for different reasons, just so he can get some PR,” said Pulev. “A few years ago, Fury refused a fight with me and not because he wasn’t available like I am right now. He was available. He was just scared!” Continue reading “Pulev: Fury using my name for PR”

IBF #1-rated heavyweight contender Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev has responded to former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s public claims that he turned down a fight with “The Gypsy King.” Pulev asserts…
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Golden Contract tournament kicks off Oct 4

The opening installment of the “Golden Contract” tournament will take place on October 4 when the featherweight quarter-finals take place at the iconic York Hall. Announced fighters include WBO #6 Ryan Walsh, IBF #15 Leigh Wood, WBA #7 Hairon Socarras, IBF #9 Jazza Dickens, WBO #11 David Oliver Joyce, and WBO #8 Tyrone McCullagh. The remaining two fighters in the featherweight division are set to be named in the near future.

The winner of each tournament will land a two-year, five-fight deal with one of the world’s leading promoters that guarantees six-figure purses for every fight along with global exposure. Fighters will not know their opponents until fight week and knockout bonuses are also on offer. Continue reading “Golden Contract tournament kicks off Oct 4”

The opening installment of the “Golden Contract” tournament will take place on October 4 when the featherweight quarter-finals take place at the iconic York Hall. Announced fighters include WBO #6…
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Hovhannisyan-Manzanilla clash Sept 5

Explosive super bantamweight contender Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (17-3, 14 KOs) will headline the September 5 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights against fellow former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla (18-5, 17 KOs) in a 12-round super bantamweight fight at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live on Facebook Watch.

In the co-main event, Francisco “El Alacran” Esparza (9-1-1, 3 KOs) will fight Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight battle. Continue reading “Hovhannisyan-Manzanilla clash Sept 5”

Explosive super bantamweight contender Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (17-3, 14 KOs) will headline the September 5 edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights against fellow former world title challenger…
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Carlos Takam Update

Star Boxing has finally officially announced the recent signing of heavyweight Carlos Takam (36-5-1 28 KOs) of France, by way of Douala, Cameroon. They revealed the signing last week on Star Boxing’s social media platforms. Takam was slated to take on Aleksandr Usyk in April, but Usyk withdrew from the fight due to a bicep injury. There is talk of Usyk-Takam on October 12, but Usyk is reportedly considering other opponents as well.

Star Boxing has finally officially announced the recent signing of heavyweight Carlos Takam (36-5-1 28 KOs) of France, by way of Douala, Cameroon. They revealed the signing last week on…
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RJJ Boxing headed to Reno Oct 25

Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions has reached an exclusive agreement with Eldorado Group to co-promote multiple installments of “RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS,” commencing October 25 with Joey Gilbert Promotions in Reno, Nevada.

Fight fans might remember Gilbert, who fought professionally from 2000-2010 compiling a 20-3 (15 KOs) record. He gained tremendous exposure participating in popular reality television series, The Contender, Season One. In addition to being a promoter, Gilbert is a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer in Reno, as well as a sports agent and motivational speaker.

The fight card will be announced at a future date.

Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions has reached an exclusive agreement with Eldorado Group to co-promote multiple installments of “RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS,” commencing October 25 with Joey…
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Yarde has no idea what to expect

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde has no idea what to expect in Saturday’s bout at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia against WBO world champion Sergey Kovalev. Visualizing the experience at all – a popular tactic with elite sportspeople – has proven tricky because Yarde has no idea what to expect from his voyage into the unknown.

“I have no clue and that is the excitement for me,” added the 28-year-old. “I don’t know nothing, literally nothing! I don’t know what the venue is going to look like, what the crowd is going to be like…

“I might go out there and some of the crowd will be cheering for me. We might be fighting in the gym of his old secondary school. I don’t know.

“Again, that is the beauty of it and that is the challenge.”

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde has no idea what to expect in Saturday’s bout at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia against WBO world champion Sergey Kovalev. Visualizing the…
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Unbeaten super bantamweights collide

Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Raeese “The Beast” Aleem (14-0, 8 KOs), who is promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, takes on unbeaten Ernesto Delgadillo (11-0, 2 KOs) on Friday at the Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, Texas.

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Here is what the 29-year-old Aleem had to say about the upcoming matchup with Delgadillo, training camp, and more. Continue reading “Unbeaten super bantamweights collide”

Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Raeese “The Beast” Aleem (14-0, 8 KOs), who is promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, takes on unbeaten Ernesto Delgadillo (11-0, 2 KOs) on Friday at…
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Weston, Reyes highlight Battle at the Boat Sept 7

Rising prospects Marquice Weston and Cris Reyes will both face their toughest challenges to date when they step back inside the ring.

Weston (15-1-1, 8 KOs) will meet Joe Jones (11-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round cruiserweight main event and Reyes (7-0, 6 KOs) will square off against knockout specialist Manuel Monteiro (7-0, 7 KOs) in a 5-round welterweight contest at Battle at the Boat 123 on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Continue reading “Weston, Reyes highlight Battle at the Boat Sept 7”

Rising prospects Marquice Weston and Cris Reyes will both face their toughest challenges to date when they step back inside the ring. Weston (15-1-1, 8 KOs) will meet Joe Jones…
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