Mykquan Williams remains unbeaten

Photos: Emily Harney

On Saturday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT. In the main event, 20-year-old super lightweight prospect “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams, 140, of East Hartford, CT, went the eight-round distance for the first time, impressively outpointing Matt “The Mantis” Doherty, 138, of Salem, MA, to earn a unanimous decision.
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Following three consecutive first-round knockout wins, Williams proved that he had the endurance to remain in control for the full 24 minutes of the contest. However, Williams almost had his fourth straight first-round victory when he dropped Doherty twice in the opening stanza with left hooks. Continue reading “Mykquan Williams remains unbeaten”

Photos: Emily Harney On Saturday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT. In the main event, 20-year-old super lightweight prospect “Marvelous” Mykquan…
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Villasana Jr edges Vicente in Ixtapa

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marcos Villasana Jr (23-6, 13 KOs) retained his WBC regional lightweight title via split decision over previously unbeaten Pablo Vicente (12-1, 10 KOs) in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Villasana, son of the former WBC featherweight champion Marcos Villasana, prevailed 114-112, 115-112 on two cards and Vicente was up 114-113 on the third card.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Marcos Villasana Jr (23-6, 13 KOs) retained his WBC regional lightweight title via split decision over previously unbeaten Pablo Vicente (12-1, 10 KOs) in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo,…
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Munguia powers past Smith, retains WBO title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs) overcame a gutsy effort by former champ Liam “Beefy” Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) to take a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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8:1 underdog Smith exposed Munguia’s defensive deficiencies early on. Munguia upped the pressure in round four, ripping big shots. The bout continued going Munguia’s direction with his power making the difference. Munguia dropped Smith in round six with a left hook. And it was all Munguia the rest of the way, although the outgunned Smith made it a fight to the very end.

Scores were 116-111, 119-110, 119-108. Continue reading “Munguia powers past Smith, retains WBO title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs) overcame a gutsy effort by former champ Liam “Beefy” Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) to take a…
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Machado shuts out Mensah to retain WBA title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA super featherweight champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (20-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Rafael “Sweet Pea” Mensah (31-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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Machado dropped Mensah with a right hook at the end of round one but the bell rang before he could follow up. Mensah staggered back to his corner after taking big shots from Machado in round four. Machado dealt more abuse to Mensah in a one-sided round five. But after that, the action slowed and Mensah made it to the final bell. Scores were 120-107 across the board. Continue reading “Machado shuts out Mensah to retain WBA title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA super featherweight champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (20-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Rafael “Sweet Pea” Mensah…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla

2014 undefeated Brazilian Olympian Yamaguchi Falcao (16-0, 7 KOs) beat Elias Espadas (17-4,12 KOs) of Mexico over the distance in a ten rounder. The fight started off rough as Falcao hit Espadas in the back and later held the back of his head. In round two a straight left by Falcao sent Espadas to the canvas as he quickly got up to exchange with Falcao. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

By Miguel Maravilla 2014 undefeated Brazilian Olympian Yamaguchi Falcao (16-0, 7 KOs) beat Elias Espadas (17-4,12 KOs) of Mexico over the distance in a ten rounder. The fight started off…
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Usyk tops Gassiev for undisputed cruiser title

In the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final, Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) to become undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO world champion on Saturday night at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia.

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It was a boxer-puncher contest, with Usyk jabbing and moving and Gassiev pressing and looking to land hard shots. Usyk had a rapid-fire workrate and outworked the hard-punching Gassiev throughout the fight. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 119-109.

Usyk now has all the belts, plus the WBSS Muhammad Ali Trophy presented to him by Lonnie Ali. As for future plans, Usyk called out Tony Bellew. Continue reading “Usyk tops Gassiev for undisputed cruiser title”

In the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final, Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) to become undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO…
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Welliver stops Roundstone in Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra

After two years of inactivity, former WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title holder Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver (56-12-5, 23 KOs) made his return to the ring on Friday night at the Civic Center in Butte, Montana, making short work of the thoroughly outmatched Ruben Roundstone (0-3), stopping him in the opening round of a scheduled six.

Welliver, of Spokane, Washington, dropped Roundstone early on with a left hook to the body. After another body shot put him down again, referee Russ Hansen stepped in and called it at :34 of the first round. Welliver added his 56th career win and his first victory since June of 2013. Continue reading “Welliver stops Roundstone in Montana”

By Ricardo Ibarra After two years of inactivity, former WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title holder Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver (56-12-5, 23 KOs) made his return to the ring on…
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Ex-champ Ioka to make a comeback in U.S.

By Joe Koizumi

Three-class champ Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), 29, Japan, recently announced his retirement from ring warfare on New Year’s Eve last, but appeared in a press conference to declare his comeback in the US on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

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Ioka, former WBC/WBA 105lb/WBA 108lb/IBF 112lb titleholder, will participate in the Super Fly 3 event in Los Angeles on September 8. Despite his then regrettable farewell to the ring Ioka’s comeback had been greatly expected here. Kazuto, an excellent boxer-puncher, is hoped to regain his top form and display his real power in the US, overcoming a sixteen-month hiatus. Good luck.

By Joe Koizumi Three-class champ Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), 29, Japan, recently announced his retirement from ring warfare on New Year’s Eve last, but appeared in a press conference…
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Srisaket annihilates Young in one

WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (46-4-1, 41 KOs) destroyed South Korean Young Gil Bae (28-7-2, 22 KOs) in the first round of a non-title ten-rounder on Saturday night at the Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun, Thailand. Srisaket battered Young until he crumpled under the assault.

Next up for Srisaket will be a WBC world title defense on October 6 against TBA in the Thai capital of Bangkok.

WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (46-4-1, 41 KOs) destroyed South Korean Young Gil Bae (28-7-2, 22 KOs) in the first round of a non-title ten-rounder on Saturday night…
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Lucas Matthysse: The Last Argentine Warrior

By Hesiquio Balderas

Those pleasant moments and the taste of the victory that Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse gave his fans during his explosive career apparently disappeared with his last defeat. And yes, it was a painful setback from which he should not feel embarrassed, as he was in against a legendary fighter like Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

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But many do not want to acknowledge it and they call Lucas a quitter, saying that he lost without throwing all his weapons into a war as he said he would prior to the bout.

“I had a bad night, I do not deny it. I tried everything. I thought would be enough to come out with my hand up but things did not work out,” said Matthysse. Continue reading “Lucas Matthysse: The Last Argentine Warrior”

By Hesiquio Balderas Those pleasant moments and the taste of the victory that Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse gave his fans during his explosive career apparently disappeared with his last defeat.…
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Pascal stops Bosse in comeback fight

Former world champion Jean Pascal Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KOs) returned to the ring from a brief retirement to score an eighth round TKO over MMA fighter-turned-boxer Steve Bossé (1-1, 1 KO) on Friday night at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Pascal knocked down Bossé in rounds three and eight before the mismatch was waved off.

Former world champion Jean Pascal Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KOs) returned to the ring from a brief retirement to score an eighth round TKO over MMA fighter-turned-boxer Steve Bossé (1-1, 1…
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Broadway Boxing Weights

Mykquan Williams 140 vs. Matt Doherty 138
Shelly Vincent 126 vs. Calista Silgado 124
Hurshidbek Normatov 155 vs. Alexis Gaytan 155
Adrian Sosa 141 vs. Darnell Pettis 137
Oscar Bonilla 138 vs. Seifullah Jihad Wise 140
Lennox Allen 171 vs. Willis Lockett 173

Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: PPV (dbe1.com)

Mykquan Williams 140 vs. Matt Doherty 138 Shelly Vincent 126 vs. Calista Silgado 124 Hurshidbek Normatov 155 vs. Alexis Gaytan 155 Adrian Sosa 141 vs. Darnell Pettis 137 Oscar Bonilla…
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Weights from Ixtapa

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marcos Villasana Jr 132 vs. Pablo Vicente 132
Aaron Alameda 121 vs. Juárez Salvador 116.6
Nery Saguilán 137.5 vs. Francisco Pérez 136.4

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

By Gabriel F. Cordero Marcos Villasana Jr 132 vs. Pablo Vicente 132 Aaron Alameda 121 vs. Juárez Salvador 116.6 Nery Saguilán 137.5 vs. Francisco Pérez 136.4 Venue: Convention Center Hotel…
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Weights from the Dominican Republic

By Robert Coster

Curtis Stevens 158.7 vs. Carlos Jairo Cruz 160
(IBA middleweight title)

Junior Almonte 116 vs. Sander Diaz 117
(WBC Fecarbox title)
Dyana Vargas 125.5 vs. Diana Garcia 126
(Dominican featherweight title)
Dean Burrell 134.5 vs. Andres Zapata 135
(WBA Fedecaribe title)
Luis Porozo 130 vs. Alan Guzman 130
(WBA Fedecaribe title)

Venue: Nani Marrero Coliseum, Santiago, DR
Promotor: Cruz and Rodriguez Promotion

By Robert Coster Curtis Stevens 158.7 vs. Carlos Jairo Cruz 160 (IBA middleweight title) Junior Almonte 116 vs. Sander Diaz 117 (WBC Fecarbox title) Dyana Vargas 125.5 vs. Diana Garcia…
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Mattice-Hamazaryan Aftermath

“That was the worst decision I’ve seen in the history of ShoBox,” Showtime boxing commentator Steve Farhood proclaimed after lightweight Thomas Mattice came off the canvas to edge Zhora Hamazaryan by split decision Friday night in Sloan, Iowa. Farhood had Hamazaryan winning by a score of 78-73. Officially, judge Bob LaFratte (Iowa) had it 77-74 in favor of Hamazaryan, but judges Mike Contreras (Nebraska) and Jeff Sinnett (Nebraska), both scored the fight 76-75 in favor of Mattice.

Thomas Mattice: “Tonight wasn’t my best performance. I felt like I Iost the few early rounds. [Hamazaryan] landed some clean shots and he’s a crazy competitor; he wasn’t giving me anything. I think the decision was fair. I out-jabbed him and it may have looked like he was hitting me more but he wasn’t really touching me. The crowd was going crazy over him tapping my gloves. I outpointed him overall.”

Zhora Hamazaryan: “I am extremely upset. I deserve a lot more being here in the United States. I worked many years for this opportunity, and for the judges to take it from me is just terrible. I know I won. I’m always a champion. I have already talked to my team and we are going to protest this fight to the right outcome and we will give him a rematch. I knocked him down, hurt him several more times and dominated the fight. And how could they just take this from me?”

“That was the worst decision I’ve seen in the history of ShoBox,” Showtime boxing commentator Steve Farhood proclaimed after lightweight Thomas Mattice came off the canvas to edge Zhora Hamazaryan…
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Bomba Gonzalez sweeps past Yedra

Photos: Damon Gonzalez/LatinBox Sports

WBA #6, WBO #8 WBO, IBF #14 and WBC #15 flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-2, 12 KOs) scored a forgettable ten round unanimous decision over former minimumweight world title challenger Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra (24-4, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Scores were 100-90 across the board.
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Junior featherweight Christian “Macho Time” Camacho (7-1, 1 KO), son of former Puerto Rican ring legend Hector “Macho” Camacho, scored a six round majority decision over Hector “Chulo” Gonzalez (2-7-2, 1 KO). Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 57-57.

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Photos: Damon Gonzalez/LatinBox Sports WBA #6, WBO #8 WBO, IBF #14 and WBC #15 flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-2, 12 KOs) scored a forgettable ten round unanimous decision over former…
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Ennis destroys Alvarez in three

Undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (21-0 19 KOs) scored a crushing third round KO over Armando Alvarez (18-1 12 KOs) on Friday night at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan Iowa. Ennis dropped Alvarez four times. Official time 2:59.

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In a clash of undefeated lightweights, Thomas Mattice (13-0, 10 KOs) took a highly controversial eight round split decision over Zhora Hamazaryan (9-1, 6 KOs). Hamazaryan dropped Mattice in round two and rocked him several other times, which two of the judges apparently missed. Scores were 77-74 for Hamazaryan and 76-75, 76-75 for Mattice.

In a tough super lightweight fight, former national amateur champion Kenneth Sims Jr. (12-1-1, 4 KOs) and undefeated prospect Montana Love (11-0-1, 5 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. Scores were 77-75 Sims, 77-75 Love, 76-76.

Undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (21-0 19 KOs) scored a crushing third round KO over Armando Alvarez (18-1 12 KOs) on Friday night at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan Iowa.…
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Roach, Sanchez win in Cancun

Unbeaten super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. (17-0-1, 7 KOs) outpunched Deivis Julio Bassa (20-5, 12 KOs) for six rounds on Friday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

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Roach dropped Bassa in round three with a right hand to the head. The bout ended when Bassa didn’t come out for round seven. Roach claims the vacant WBO International title.

In the co-feature, former IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos Sanchez (24-6-1, 11 KOs) outscored Florentino Perez (11-4-1, 7 KOs) over eight rounds by scores of 76-75, 77-74, 78-73 in a featherweight bout.

Unbeaten super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. (17-0-1, 7 KOs) outpunched Deivis Julio Bassa (20-5, 12 KOs) for six rounds on Friday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo,…
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“Big Baby” on Whyte-Parker commentary team

Fresh from his face-to-face confrontation with champion Anthony Joshua, outspoken heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will be joining the Sky Sports Box Office commentary team for next Saturday’s heavyweight fight, being broadcast live from the O2 Arena in London.

Brooklyn’s undefeated Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs), rated WBA, IBF & WBO #3, will serve as a color analyst when top contender Dillian Whyte takes on former champion Joseph Parker in a 12-rounder for the World Boxing Council Silver heavyweight and vacant World Boxing Organization International heavyweight championship. Continue reading ““Big Baby” on Whyte-Parker commentary team”

Fresh from his face-to-face confrontation with champion Anthony Joshua, outspoken heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will be joining the Sky Sports Box Office commentary team for next Saturday’s heavyweight…
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WBSS Season 2 matchups set

The quarter-finals for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series were set for the tournament’s super-lightweight and bantamweight brackets at a Draft Gala Friday night at the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow. With all sixteen participants in attendance, the fighters came face-to-face live on stage, with the seeded fighters picking their quarter-final pairing from the remaining four, except when predetermined by mandatory challenges.

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS:
Regis Prograis vs. Terry Flanagan
(WBC interim super lightweight title)
Josh Taylor vs. Ryan Martin
Kiryl Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovski
(WBA super lightweight title)
Ivan Baranchyk vs. Anthony Yigit
(IBF junior welterweight title)

BANTAMWEIGHTS:
Ryan Burnett vs. Nonito Donaire
(WBA “super” bantamweight title)
Zolani Tete vs. Mikhail Aloyan
(WBO bantamweight title)
Naoya Inoue vs. Juan Carlo Payano
(WBA “regular” bantamweight title)
Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Jason Maloney
(IBF bantamweight title)

The quarter-finals for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series were set for the tournament’s super-lightweight and bantamweight brackets at a Draft Gala Friday night at the Rossiya Theatre…
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Munguia, Smith, Machado, Mensah make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale

Jaime Munguia 153.8 vs. Liam Smith 153.8
(WBO jr middleweight title)

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Alberto Machado 130 vs. Rafael Mensah 130
(WBA super featherweight title)
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Yamaguchi Falcao 159.8 vs. Elias Espadas 159
Carlos Caraballo 121.4 vs. Jesus Martinez 121
Blair Cobbs 146.4 vs Emanuel Valadez 147.6

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel % Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale Jaime Munguia 153.8 vs. Liam Smith 153.8 (WBO jr middleweight title) Alberto Machado 130 vs. Rafael Mensah 130 (WBA super featherweight title) Yamaguchi Falcao…
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Gassiev and Usyk make weight

Murat Gassiev 198.2 vs. Oleksandr Usyk 198.2
(WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO cruiserweight championship)
(World Boxing Super Series Final)
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Venue: Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex, Moscow
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Murat Gassiev 198.2 vs. Oleksandr Usyk 198.2 (WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO cruiserweight championship) (World Boxing Super Series Final) ***The winner will be undisputed cruiserweight champion*** Venue: Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex, Moscow Promoter: Comosa AG…
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Shields to mentor next Olympic hopeful

Two-time Olympic Champion Claressa Shields to serve as mentor on The Next Olympic Hopeful The United States Olympic Committee announced yesterday that two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields will serve as one of two mentors to the 90 finalist invited to participate in the final phase of “Milk Life presents, Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful,” which will be held July 27-31 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The program – which is also supported by USOC partner 24 Hour Fitness – aims to increase and enhance the pipeline of world-class athletes pursuing Olympic sport opportunities in the United States. Continue reading “Shields to mentor next Olympic hopeful”

Two-time Olympic Champion Claressa Shields to serve as mentor on The Next Olympic Hopeful The United States Olympic Committee announced yesterday that two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields will serve as…
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Kovalev-Bivol showdown next?

World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol will defend their titles against separate opponents on August 4 in the first boxing event at the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Kovalev faces Eleider “Storm” Alvarez while Bivol meets Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba.

If both are successful, Bivol sees a showdown with Kovalev on the horizon. “Most likely this fight is gonna happen,” says Bivol, “since both Sergey and I are HBO boxers and as long as that’s what the people want, most likely the fight will happen. Me and Sergey will make sure to give this fight to the people. And as far as it goes for winning on the 4th, of course I do believe in my victory on the 4th of August.”

Kovalev stated, “I’m ready to fight any champion, because my goal is to get all four titles, to be undisputed champion.” Continue reading “Kovalev-Bivol showdown next?”

World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol will defend their titles against separate opponents on August 4…
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Alvarez plans to KO unbeaten “kid” Ennis

Undefeated welterweight Armando Alvarez (13-0, 7 KOs) plans to derail surging prospect Jaron Ennis (20-0, 18 KOs) tonight at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

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Armando Alvarez: “The pressure is all on him. I’m the B side and no one is expecting me to win, but I’m coming win…he’s a kid. I’m a grown man. I’ll be ready for whatever he has for me. I’m on Showtime and know everyone wants to see a knockout, so that’s what I’m going to bring.”

Jaron Ennis: “We have a mission to accomplish for the Ennis family. That’s what keeps me grounded. Both my brothers fought on ShoBox and lost so I’m doing this for the family name.

Undefeated welterweight Armando Alvarez (13-0, 7 KOs) plans to derail surging prospect Jaron Ennis (20-0, 18 KOs) tonight at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Armando Alvarez: “The pressure is…
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