Conlan, Collazo, Mojica triumph at MSG

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Eight fights, eight decisions on Top Rank’s St. Patrick’s Day special on Sunday in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Michael Conlan Vs Ruben Garcia Hernandez

In the main event, Olympic featherweight star Michael “Mick” Conlan (11-0, 7 KOs) defended his WBO Intercontinental strap with a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over Ruben Garcia Hernandez (24-4-2, 10 KOs). Scores were 100-90 on all three cards.

Former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (39-7, 20 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Samuel Vargas (30-5-2, 14 KOs). Superbly conditioned 37-year-old Collazo suffered a cut over his right eye, but used his veteran skills to outscore Vargas by scores of 96-94, 98-92 on two cards. Vargas was up 96-94 on the third card. Continue reading “Conlan, Collazo, Mojica triumph at MSG”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Eight fights, eight decisions on Top Rank’s St. Patrick’s Day special on Sunday in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the…
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Results from Boston

Photos: Emily Harney

A raucous sold out crowd celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Murphys Boxing’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash Saturday night at the House of Blues in Boston.
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In the main event, Murphys Boxing’s own Mark DeLuca (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a unanimous 10 round decision over Connecticut’s Jimmy Williams (16-2-1, 5 KOs) making a successful defense of his NABA Super Welterweight Championship. Continue reading “Results from Boston”

Photos: Emily Harney A raucous sold out crowd celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Murphys Boxing’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash Saturday night at the House of Blues in Boston.…
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Tanaka-Taguchi Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten three-division champion, still 23-year-old Japanese enfant terrible Kosei Tanaka (13-0, 7 KOs), 112, successfully kept his WBO flyweight belt as he pounded out a unanimous decision over former WBA light-fly ruler, compatriot Ryoichi Taguchi (27-4-2, 12 KOs), also 112, on Saturday (March 16) over twelve hard-fought rounds in Gifu, Japan.
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Rose Lacend (US) tallied 119-109, Hernando Steidel (Puerto Rico) and Takeo Harada (Japan) both saw it 117-111—all in the defending champ’s favor. Referee was Steve Willis (US) who handled the quick-moving contestants very well.

It was a sensational grudge fight highly anticipated by all fans here, because they, when both were world 108-pound titleholders, were once scheduled to exchange leather in a unification bout in New Year’s Eve in 2017. Continue reading “Tanaka-Taguchi Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten three-division champion, still 23-year-old Japanese enfant terrible Kosei Tanaka (13-0, 7 KOs), 112, successfully kept his WBO flyweight belt as he pounded out…
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Top Rank inks Carl Frampton

Former two-division world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have signed a multi-fight promotional pact with Top Rank in what is the latest collaboration between Top Rank, MTK Global and Queensberry Promotions. Frampton, who will campaign as a featherweight, will bring one of the biggest names in one of boxing’s deepest divisions to ESPN platforms in the United States. Top Rank, MTK Global, and Queensberry Promotions will announce Frampton’s next fight shortly.

“It’s wonderful news that Carl Frampton has joined us at Top Rank,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He is the epitome of a true warrior, and we are proud to be promoting him as he works toward becoming the featherweight champion of the world once again.”

Former two-division world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have signed a multi-fight promotional pact with Top Rank in what is the latest collaboration between Top…
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Spence: Mikey’s arrogance put a chip on my shoulder

By Jeff Zimmerman

Errol Spence Jr Post Fight Quotes:

“It’s been a long training camp. It was frustrating. Everyone knows I’m a low key guy. If I don’t have a fight coming up you’re not gonna see me. This was something new trying to sell these PPV buys.”

“So many so-called experts were writing me off. Tonight I just wanted to show that I do have boxing ability. I can box. I can use my jab. I do have a high boxing IQ. There was a reason I was an Olympian and wanted to prove I could do that. Continue reading “Spence: Mikey’s arrogance put a chip on my shoulder”

By Jeff Zimmerman Errol Spence Jr Post Fight Quotes: “It’s been a long training camp. It was frustrating. Everyone knows I’m a low key guy. If I don’t have a…
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Mikey: He showed me he was the better fighter

By Miguel Maravilla

Four division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) of Riverside by way of Oxnard, California came up short Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas as he challenged IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) of Dallas in attempt to become a five-division world champion.

“What a show it was. I fought hard and I tried hard. It didn’t go my way, credit to Errol,” Mikey Garcia said at the postfight press conference. “I did my best to come out on top. He showed me he was the better fighter.” Continue reading “Mikey: He showed me he was the better fighter”

By Miguel Maravilla Four division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) of Riverside by way of Oxnard, California came up short Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas…
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Lerena retains IBO belt in four rounds

By Ron Jackson

In possibly one of his best performances as a champion, South Africa’s Kevin Lerena beat Artur Mann from Germany on a fourth round technical knockout to retain his IBO cruiserweight belt for the fourth time in front of a capacity crowd at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night.

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Both fighters came out sparring for openings in the first round with most of the punches blocked on the arms and gloves. Fighting in slow motion it was the same pattern in the second and third round, but Lerena (90.45Kg) finished strongly just before the bell to shade the round. Continue reading “Lerena retains IBO belt in four rounds”

By Ron Jackson In possibly one of his best performances as a champion, South Africa’s Kevin Lerena beat Artur Mann from Germany on a fourth round technical knockout to retain…
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Spence dominates, shuts out Garcia

Spence Jr. put on a one-sided massacre in Dallas as he predicted

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Frank Micelotta/FOX Sports

In one of the most anticipated and intriguing fights in a long time, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (25-0, 21 KOs) and Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) squared off at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night in front of 47,525 boisterous fans. It was also shown live on FOX on PBC Pay-Per-View, the first one for both fighters. If you entered the stadium Team Garcia or had your doubts about Spence Jr., you quickly realized why he is called The Truth.
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Spence put on a textbook boxing clinic on the guy many believe is the most fundamentally sound fighter in the sport in Mikey Garcia. Spence Jr. also showed the nonbelievers leading up to the fight that it wasn’t going to be the size that stops the smaller Garcia, but his boxing skills and overall boxing IQ. There’s a reason why Leonard Ellerbe said this week that he gave Floyd Mayweather his best work in sparring and no one is smarter than Mayweather in the squared circle. Continue reading “Spence dominates, shuts out Garcia”

Spence Jr. put on a one-sided massacre in Dallas as he predicted By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Frank Micelotta/FOX Sports In one of the most anticipated and intriguing fights…
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Benavidez batters Love in two

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (21-0, 18 KOs) stopped J’Leon Love (24-3-1, 13 KOs) in two rounds.

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Benavidez got to work right away rocking Love with a left hook in the opening round and he continued to attack him. In round two, Benavidez backed Love up to the ropes and unloaded a vicious combination prompting referee Laurence Cole to step in to stop the fight at 1:14 of round two.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (21-0, 18 KOs) stopped J’Leon Love (24-3-1, 13 KOs) in two rounds. Benavidez got to work right away…
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Nery hammers Arroyo in impressive U.S. debut

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Frank Micelotta/FOX Sports

Making his U.S. debut former bantamweight champion Luis Nery (29-0, 23 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped former champion McJoe Arroyo (18-3, 8 KOs) of Puerto Rico after four one-sided rounds.
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Nery attacked from the start as he landed combinations and attacked the body as Arroyo was fighting off his back foot. A left uppercut by the Nery dropped Arroyo in round two as he was up and continued fighting. A right hand followed by an overhand left sent Arroyo to the canvas a second time in round three. The Mexican southpaw continued to punch through Arroyo in round four knocking him down two times as the Puerto Rican visited the canvas four times. Arroyo’s corner did not let him out to fight and the bout was waved off 10 seconds into the fifth.

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Frank Micelotta/FOX Sports Making his U.S. debut former bantamweight champion Luis Nery (29-0, 23 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped former champion McJoe Arroyo (18-3,…
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Arreola crushes Augustin in three

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In his second fight after a 2-year hiatus, former heavyweight contender Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-5-1, 33 KOs) put on a show at AT&T Stadium in the first pay-per-view bout under the Spence-Garcia mega fight. Arreola came out firing against Jean Pierre Augustin (17-1-1, 12 KOs) in the first round, backing up the southpaw. Augustin countered the active Arreola landing counter straight left hands that bloodied the nose of Arreola. The 2nd round was much of the same as Arreola was on the attack as both guys were warned by referee Neal Young for roughhousing.

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Photo: Frank Micelotta/FOX Sports

But in round 3 it was all Arreola as he buckled Augustin legs with a straight left hand to open the round. Augustin stood on his feet temporarily, but Arreola smelled blood and went in for the kill dropping Augustin who barely got to his feet. Arreola attacked Augustin and put him against the ropes and dropped a flurry of bombs that caused referee Neal Young to jump in and stop the fight. The time of stoppage was 2:30 of the 3rd round for the TKO victory for Arreola.

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In his second fight after a 2-year hiatus, former heavyweight contender Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-5-1, 33 KOs) put on a show at AT&T Stadium…
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Martin beats Corbin by DQ

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (26-2-1, 23 KOs) won by eighth round disqualification against Gregory Corbin (15-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The bout was terminated due to low blows from Corbin. Continue reading “Martin beats Corbin by DQ”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (26-2-1, 23 KOs) won by eighth round disqualification against Gregory Corbin (15-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at AT&T…
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Weights from New York City

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Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Michael Conlan 125.8 vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez 124.6
Luis Collazo 146 vs. Samuel Vargas 146.2 lbs
Paddy Barnes 119.8 vs. Oscar Mojica 118
Josue Vargas 141.2 vs. Adriano Ramirez 141
John Bauza 138.2 vs. Ricardo Maldonado 139.6
Vladimir Nikitin 125.8 vs. Juan Tapia 125
Joseph Adorno 133.8 vs. Victor Rosas 132.8
Lee Reeves 140.6 vs. Eduardo Torres 141.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
Stream: ESPN+

Michael Conlan 125.8 vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez 124.6 Luis Collazo 146 vs. Samuel Vargas 146.2 lbs Paddy Barnes 119.8 vs. Oscar Mojica 118 Josue Vargas 141.2 vs. Adriano Ramirez 141…
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More Results from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Super featherweight Jose Valenzuela (3-0, 1 KO) of Sinaloa, Mexico scored a fourth round stoppage over Christian Velez (1-2, 1 KO) of Puerto Rico in a final walkout bout. Valenzuela scored a knocked down in the opening round and continued to outwork Velez. Keeping his distance and boxing, Valenzuela finished off Velez in the fourth knocking him down a second time as the referee waived the bout 1:40.

Super lightweight Lindolfo Delgado (9-0, 9 KOs) used the first half of round one to find his range and once he did it was all over for the out gunned James Roach (5-2, 5 KOs) in a swing bout during the Spence-Garcia pay-per-view. Delgado landed at will on Roach to the head and body and put him on the canvas, however referee Mark Calo-oy ruled it a slip, although Roach was clearly hurt. Roach got to his feet and Delgado went back to work and unloaded everything but the kitchen sink as he landed big shots to the head and body of Roach. It was a left hook to the body that finally put Roach down and out for good. The official time was 2:59 of the 1st round by KO.

Dallas welterweight Amon Rashidi (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage over El Paso’s Gabriel Gutierrez (5-8, 3 KOs). Rashidi dropped Gutierrez in the third. The fourth round saw Rashidi land a hard short right hand that backed Gutierrez to the ropes. The Dallas prospect continued to outwork Gutierrez sending him to the canvas a second time in round five. However the referee had seen enough as Gutierrez was down a third time stopping the fight 24 seconds of the sixth.

San Antonio’s Jesse Rodriguez (9-0, 5 KOs) stopped Rauf Aghayev (26-7, 11 KOs) in three rounds in a scheduled eight-round bantamweight bout. Rodriguez was on the attack backing Aghayev. However in round three, Aghayev crouched in pain as Rodriguez landed a combination. Referee Laurence Cole stepped in to stop the fight at 2:50 as Aghayev appeared to sustain an injury.

Super welterweight Thomas Hill (8-2, 1 KOs) battled Limberth Ponce over six tough rounds. Hill used a lightning fast jab to keep the smaller Ponce at bay for most of the fight. Ponce looked to counter Hill and tried to land big bombs with both hands, landing occasionally. Ponce appeared to slow down the 2nd half of the fight as Hill wobbled him with a big right hand in the 6th round. In a tough fight to score, the judges ruled a split decision for the busier Hill. Scores read 60-54, 58-56 for Hill and 59-55 for Ponce.

Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Aaron Morales (6-0, 3 KOs) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma dominated Fernando Robles (2-1) of McAllen, Texas for six-rounds. A pair of uppercuts by Morales dropped Robles in the second round. Morales stayed on top of Robles backing him up and staggering him in the fifth. Staying busy Morales closed the strong in route to a decision. Scores were 60-53, 60-53, 59-54.

Dallas cruiserweight Adrian Taylor (9-1, 4 KOs) faced William Quintana (7-13, 3 KOs) in a four round scrap. Taylor came out strong landing big shots to the head and body of Quintana. Quintana, though, showed toughness and started to land some punches inside as the fight continued. In the end, Taylor was more active and earned the hard fought unanimous decision. The scores read 40-36, 39-37 twice.

Lightweight Luis Coria (11-2, 6 KOs) of Moreno Valley, California stopped Mexico’s Omar Garcia (6-8, 1 KO). Coria dropped Garcia in the opening round, Garcia was up and continued to fight but Coria’s attack overwhelmed Garcia as the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 53 seconds of round two.

Local super middleweight Burley Brooks (1-0, 1 KOs), making his pro debut, came out swinging from the opening bell to the head and body of Randy Mast (1-1) and dropped him with a solid left hand shot to the body. Mast beat the count, but a flurry by Brooks caused the referee to waive it off soon after. The time of stoppage was 1:16 by TKO of the first round. Brooks is a product of R&R Boxing Club and Roger Rodas in Dallas and is signed by Errol Spence’s ManDown Promotions. Brooks has been in camp with Spence for several fights as well as former junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo.

In the opening bout from AT&T Stadium, super flyweight Robert Rodriguez (3-0) of San Antonio won a unanimous decision Fernando Ibarra (0-1) of Fairfield, California in a four-round fight. The southpaw Rodriguez dominated throughout the fight bloodying Ibarra in route to a unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

By Jeff Zimmerman and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Super featherweight Jose Valenzuela (3-0, 1 KO) of Sinaloa, Mexico scored a fourth round stoppage over Christian Velez (1-2, 1 KO) of…
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Grieving Garay holds Ortega to a draw

Garay overcame the worst adversities

By Héctor Villarreal

The main event of the card presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo on Thursday night at Fantastic Casino Albrook, Panamá surpassed all expectations.
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Unheralded light flyweight Johnny Garay (6-4-1, 6 KOs), inspired by a deceased baby a few weeks ago and the passing of his wife following a lung infection just 72 hours before, chose to go through with his long-awaited rematch against former WBC silver minimumweight titlist Carlos “Arañita” Ortega (14-5-3, 5 KOs) and fought a war in a bout which ended in a draw. Continue reading “Grieving Garay holds Ortega to a draw”

Garay overcame the worst adversities By Héctor Villarreal The main event of the card presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo on Thursday night at Fantastic Casino Albrook, Panamá surpassed…
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Interview: Spence trainer Derrick James

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® caught up with Derrick James, trainer of IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in an exclusive interview just prior to weigh-ins yesterday as they get ready to square off against 4X world champ Mikey Garcia at AT&T Stadium and shown live on PBC on FOX pay-per-view.

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On Spence Jr. one day before the mega fight with Garcia

He’s doing good. It’s been 10 years, however long we have been doing it. This is part of the trip, part of the journey. Continue reading “Interview: Spence trainer Derrick James”

By Jeff Zimmerman Fightnews.com® caught up with Derrick James, trainer of IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in an exclusive interview just prior to weigh-ins yesterday as they get ready…
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Leonard Ellerbe breaks down Spence-Garcia

By Jeff Zimmerman

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Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe shared his thoughts on Spence Jr. and Garcia:

“I think Errol Spence wins the fight for a number of reasons. I love Mikey as a fighter, tremendous, tremendous talent but given a chance to see Errol and I have been to a lot of his fights, just seeing him work in the gym. He worked with Floyd in a training camp. I know what he’s capable of bringing to the table.” Continue reading “Leonard Ellerbe breaks down Spence-Garcia”

By Jeff Zimmerman Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe shared his thoughts on Spence Jr. and Garcia: “I think Errol Spence wins the fight for a number of reasons. I love…
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Evens Pierre fights a draw

By Robert Coster

WBA #6 ligthweight Evens Pierre (30-1-1, 20 KOs) was held to a surprise draw yesterday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by local boxer Marco Acevedo (11-4-1, 4 KOs). Pierre boxed elegantly but was somewhat too economical with his punches against Acevedo, a wild, brawling opponent, egged on by the partisan crowd – a fact that might have influenced the local judges. Comments Pierre after the fight: “I think I outboxed him but the crowd was cheering every punch that he threw and missed. This said, I was also the victim of ring rust and the lack of time to train due to the situation in Haiti.” Continue reading “Evens Pierre fights a draw”

By Robert Coster WBA #6 ligthweight Evens Pierre (30-1-1, 20 KOs) was held to a surprise draw yesterday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by local boxer Marco Acevedo (11-4-1, 4…
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Ng captures IBF Youth 135 title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian lightweight champion Jacob Ng (10-0, 8 KOs) captured the IBF Youth 135 pound title when he forced a six round stoppage over Glenn Enterina (14-5-1, 9 KOs) in a scheduled ten round bout at the Southport Sharks club, Southport, Queensland on Saturday. Ng dropped Enterina in round one but in round two the Filipino had the Australian on the canvas. Enterina was deducted a point in round three for continual infringements. The referee called the fight off in round six and crowned Ng.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian lightweight champion Jacob Ng (10-0, 8 KOs) captured the IBF Youth 135 pound title when he forced a six round stoppage over…
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Arreola talks about comeback

By Jeff Zimmerman

Former heavyweight contender Chris “The Nightmare’ Arreola, who made his comeback on the Wilder-Fury card is excited to get back in the ring at AT&T Stadium tonight.

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Arreola was out of the ring for 2 years but is happy to be back.

“I love fighting. I love it. The comradery you get like right now, talking to other fighters, talking to media, to other coaches, the comradery is just so dope man. Yea we may look like animals when we are in the ring, but outside we are just regular people of life. I think we have a little more respect for life because our life is so precious. We can lose it just that quick in the ring.” Continue reading “Arreola talks about comeback”

By Jeff Zimmerman Former heavyweight contender Chris “The Nightmare’ Arreola, who made his comeback on the Wilder-Fury card is excited to get back in the ring at AT&T Stadium tonight.…
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Weekend Boxing Odds

Here are the weekend boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook.

SATURDAY

Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia
Errol Spence Jr -340
Mikey Garcia +290
Over 9½ rounds -180
Under 9½ rounds +155

Jayson Velez vs Victor Terrazas
Jayson Velez -600
Victor Terrazas +450
Over 4½ rounds -120
Under 4½ rounds -105

Charles Martin vs Gregory Corbin
Charles Martin -550
Gregory Corbin +400
Over 7½ rounds -135
Under 7½ rounds +110

Chris Arreola vs Jean Pierre Augustin
Chris Arreola -280
Jean Pierre Augustin +230
Over 7½ rounds -240
Under 7½ rounds +190

David Benavidez vs J’Leon Love
David Benavidez -3500
J’Leon Love +1400
Over 6½ rounds -120
Under 6½ rounds -105

Nestor Bravo vs Rolando Chinea
Nestor Bravo -400
Rolando Chinea +300
Over 7½ rounds -175
Under 7½ rounds +145

Lindolfo Delgado vs James Roach
Lindolfo Delgado -4000
James Roach +1600
Over 3½ rounds +130
Under 3½ rounds -160

Alberto Mercado vs Sergio Lopez
Alberto Mercado -2000
Sergio Lopez +1000

Luis Nery vs McJoe Arroyo
Luis Nery -2000
McJoe Arroyo +1000
Over 4½ rounds -130
Under 4½ rounds +105

SUNDAY

Luis Collazo vs Samuel Vargas
Luis Collazo -145
Samuel Vargas +120
Over 7½ rounds -450
Under 7½ rounds +340

Michael Conlan vs Ruben Garcia Hernandez
Michael Conlan -8000
Ruben Garcia Hernandez +3000
Over 7½ rounds -210
Under 7½ rounds +175

Josue Vargas vs Adriano Ramirez
Josue Vargas -3500
Adriano Ramirez +1400
Over 5½ rounds -210
Under 5½ rounds +170

Here are the weekend boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook. SATURDAY Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia Errol Spence Jr -340 Mikey Garcia +290 Over 9½ rounds -180 Under…
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Results from Worcester, Massachusetts

A perfect storm struck last night at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the “Every Man for Himself” main event, hometown favorite Kendrick “Peppa” Ball, Jr. headlined his first show at home, in which his cousin, Owen Minor, made his pro debut, all topped by Ball capturing the vacant New England middleweight title.

Ball (12-1-2, 8 KOs) used his height and reach advantage, effectively jabbing and mixing in some powerful body shots, to win a unanimous six-round unanimous decision over Danny “Feel Good Hollywood” Rosenberger (4-7-4, 1 KO). Continue reading “Results from Worcester, Massachusetts”

A perfect storm struck last night at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the “Every Man for Himself” main event, hometown favorite Kendrick “Peppa” Ball, Jr. headlined his first show…
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Tanaka defeats Taguchi; retains WBO flyweight title

Unbeaten three-class champion Kosei Tanaka (13-0, 7 KOs) retained his WBO flyweight belt by unanimous decision in a slugfest against grudge rival and former WBA 108-pound titlist Ryoichi Taguchi (27-4-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday in Gifu City, Japan. Tanaka won by scores of 119-109, 117-111, 117-111.

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Unbeaten three-class champion Kosei Tanaka (13-0, 7 KOs) retained his WBO flyweight belt by unanimous decision in a slugfest against grudge rival and former WBA 108-pound titlist Ryoichi Taguchi (27-4-2,…
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Demetrius Andrade: I’m waiting for Sulęcki!

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO middlweight champion Demetrius Andrade talks Sulęcki-Rosado and a possible future fight with the Polish fighter.

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk WBO middlweight champion Demetrius Andrade talks Sulęcki-Rosado and a possible future fight with the Polish fighter. –

Pintor defeats Cruz in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes

In a clash between Mexico City welterweights, Mauricio “Trompas” Pintor (21-3-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Diego “Demoledor” Cruz (18-7-2, 14 KOs) on Friday night in a clash for the WBC Latino title at the Deportivo Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City. Pintor, the nephew of Boxing Hall of Famer Lupe Pintor, won by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.
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In the co-feature, super lightweight Cesar Soriano Jr (14-2, 7 KOs) narrowly outpointed Christian Gomez (12-4-1, 5 KOs) over eight rounds. Soriano dropped Gomez on round two and that provided Soriano with the winning margin of 76-75, 76-75 and 78-73.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes In a clash between Mexico City welterweights, Mauricio “Trompas” Pintor (21-3-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Diego “Demoledor” Cruz (18-7-2, 14 KOs)…
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