Weights from Managua

Elisson Marquez 126.2 vs. Edwin Tercero Rios 126.8
Ricardo Blandon 118.8 vs. Alexander Taylor 118.6
Engel Gomez 115 vs. Jose Mesa 115.2
Yamile Acevedo 138.8 vs. Moises Olivas 139
Santos Reyes 140.8 vs. Carlos Cruz 141
Fredy Espinoza 131.4 vs. Manuel Guzman 133
Kestin Baltodano 125.2 vs. Alberto Carranza 126.4

Promoter: WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna)
Site: Gymasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua
The event can be watched on the Nica Boxing facebook page.

Elisson Marquez 126.2 vs. Edwin Tercero Rios 126.8 Ricardo Blandon 118.8 vs. Alexander Taylor 118.6 Engel Gomez 115 vs. Jose Mesa 115.2 Yamile Acevedo 138.8 vs. Moises Olivas 139 Santos…
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Weights from Las Vegas

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José Pedraza 141.5 vs. Javier Molina 141.7
Efe Ajagba 242.3 vs. Jonnie Rice 265.4
Robeisy Ramírez 125.9 vs. Félix Caraballo 125.7
Leo Ruiz 151.4 vs. Rodrigo Solis 151.4
Christian Montano 167.3 vs. Ryan Adams 165.5
Bryan Lua 134.5 vs. Luis Norambuena 134
Jahi Tucker 143.6 vs. Deandre Anderson 147.1
Kasir Goldston 142.8 vs. Isaiah Varnell 142.8
Frevian Gonzalez 131.8 vs. Carlos Marrero 131.1

Venue: The Bubble/MGM Grand,Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN+

José Pedraza 141.5 vs. Javier Molina 141.7 Efe Ajagba 242.3 vs. Jonnie Rice 265.4 Robeisy Ramírez 125.9 vs. Félix Caraballo 125.7 Leo Ruiz 151.4 vs. Rodrigo Solis 151.4 Christian Montano…
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Life Changes

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President

Invariably, all the conversations in recent months touch on the topic of the pandemic and the harsh effects it has had on the world and our very lives. It is very common to hear “how life has changed” or “we are living in a different world.”

Putting aside the pandemic, the reality is that we actually live a very different life than the one we knew. Those from my generation grew up in a much different environment, we grew up even more differently from that of my parents’ generation. Continue reading “Life Changes”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President Invariably, all the conversations in recent months touch on the topic of the pandemic and the harsh effects it has…
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Lubin, Gausha make weight for eliminator

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Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

Erickson Lubin 153.75 vs. Terrell Gausha 153
(WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator)

Tugstsogt Nyambayar 125.5 vs. Cobia Breedy 125.5
Jaron Ennis 146 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 150.25

*Note: Abreu weighed in over the original contracted weight of 147 lbs. and failed to make weight within the two-hour limit. The two camps agreed on a new contracted weight of 151 lbs. and the fight will proceed as scheduled.

Venue: Mohegan Sun Bubble
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

Erickson Lubin 153.75 vs. Terrell Gausha 153 (WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator) Tugstsogt Nyambayar 125.5 vs. Cobia Breedy 125.5 Jaron Ennis 146 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 150.25 *Note: Abreu weighed…
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Matchroom inks heavyweight Zhang Zhilei

Unbeaten heavyweight Zhang Zhilei has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom. Matchroom’s deal with Zhang sees Eddie Hearn’s promotional outfit appointed as the sole promoter of the Chinese star. Zhilei (21-0 16 KOs) now sits at #11 with the WBO and #12 with the IBF as he aims to convert his prolific amateur career in the pro game.

‘Big Bang’ is in New Jersey training for his return to the ring Stateside in November, and the 37-year-old giant wants to put his career into overdrive and prove that he is ready to challenge for world titles in the paid ranks. Continue reading “Matchroom inks heavyweight Zhang Zhilei”

Unbeaten heavyweight Zhang Zhilei has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom. Matchroom’s deal with Zhang sees Eddie Hearn’s promotional outfit appointed as the sole promoter of the Chinese star. Zhilei…
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Loma-Lopez undercard

According to ESPN, the network airing the undisputed lightweight title showdown between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez, the undercard will likely look like this:

Alex Saucedo vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. (jr welterweight)
Edgar Berlanga vs. Lanell Bellows (super middleweight)
Clay Collard vs. Quincy LaVallais (middleweight)

All interesting fights.

According to ESPN, the network airing the undisputed lightweight title showdown between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez, the undercard will likely look like this: Alex Saucedo vs. Arnold Barboza Jr.…
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Javier Molina Confident About Victory

By Miguel Maravilla

2008 U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina (22-2, 9 KOs) looks to continue his win streak as he takes on former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (27-3, 13 KOs), of Puerto Rico. Molina takes on Pedraza this Saturday in a 10-round junior welterweight main event from the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas headlining live on ESPN+.

“I am excited and ready to put on a show,” Javier Molina told Fightnews.com®. “I’m expecting the best Pedraza. I have the momentum. We are coming to this fight confident we are going to win.”

Interestingly, Pedraza opened as a -250 favorite, but the odds have tightened to -190 as money rolls in on Molina. Continue reading “Javier Molina Confident About Victory”

By Miguel Maravilla 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina (22-2, 9 KOs) looks to continue his win streak as he takes on former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza…
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Unbeaten Nakajima stops Tonomura

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten southpaw prospect OPBF#3 Kazuki Nakajima (9-0-1, 8 KOs), 122, caught up with taller speedster Kenta Tonomura (7-4, 3 KOs), 122, dropping him twice prior to the referee’s intervention at 2:39 of the third round in a scheduled eight on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. The victor’s manager Hideyuki Ohashi said, “I wish to have Nakajima get a 118-pound title shot either at the Japanese national belt or the OPBF crown—next year.” Continue reading “Unbeaten Nakajima stops Tonomura”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten southpaw prospect OPBF#3 Kazuki Nakajima (9-0-1, 8 KOs), 122, caught up with taller speedster Kenta Tonomura (7-4, 3 KOs), 122, dropping him…
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Boots Ennis: I’m ready for a title shot

Unbeaten welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) talks about Saturday’s night’s ten round Showtime-televised clash against Juan Carlos Abreu (23-5-1, 21 KOs) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. “Most definitely I’m ready for a title shot,” commented Ennis, who is rated WBO #11, IBF #12, WBC #15. “I’ve been ready. After Saturday night I’ll probably get a title eliminator and then sometime in 2021 I’ll be world champion. Continue reading “Boots Ennis: I’m ready for a title shot”

Unbeaten welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) talks about Saturday’s night’s ten round Showtime-televised clash against Juan Carlos Abreu (23-5-1, 21 KOs) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.…
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King Tug looking to get back in win column

Recent featherweight title challenger Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs) faces unbeaten Cobia “Soldier” Breedy (15-0, 5 KOs) in the 10-round co-main Saturday night on Showtime from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

“I had a bit of an ankle sprain heading into the fight against Russell. I wasn’t able to use my movement as much as I wanted. It was a mild injury, but it caused me to have a lot less running in training. It just wasn’t the best ‘King Tug’. I would happily rematch Gary Russell Jr. I would love to fight him again because I think it would end differently.

“I have watched a couple of fights from Cobia Breedy and he’s definitely a good fighter. He’s a tough competitor, but we’ll see what happens Saturday. I’m going to bring my best. Continue reading “King Tug looking to get back in win column”

Recent featherweight title challenger Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs) faces unbeaten Cobia “Soldier” Breedy (15-0, 5 KOs) in the 10-round co-main Saturday night on Showtime from Mohegan Sun…
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Luis Nery takes aim at WBC 122lb title

Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery shared updates from his training camp as he prepares to take on undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC super bantamweight world championship in the co-main event of part two of a Showtime PPV doubleheader September 26.

For this fight, Nery is training for the first time under the guidance of Eddy Reynoso at his gym in San Diego, alongside Canelo Alvarez and former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr., amongst others. Although Nery enters this fight on an 11-fight knockout streak, he has been able to hone other facets of his arsenal under Reynoso. Continue reading “Luis Nery takes aim at WBC 122lb title”

Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery shared updates from his training camp as he prepares to take on undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC super bantamweight world championship in the…
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Taylor-Khongsong undercard announced

Former flyweight world champion Charlie Edwards will test out the bantamweight waters in a 10-rounder against Kyle Williams on Saturday, Sept. 26 as the co-feature to WBA/IBF junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor’s title defense against Apinun Khongsong in London. Taylor-Khongsong and Edwards-Williams will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+. Continue reading “Taylor-Khongsong undercard announced”

Former flyweight world champion Charlie Edwards will test out the bantamweight waters in a 10-rounder against Kyle Williams on Saturday, Sept. 26 as the co-feature to WBA/IBF junior welterweight world…
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WBC #8 Santiago in action Monday

Former world title challenger and WBC #8 bantamweight Alejandro “Peque” Santiago says despite the challenges of training in a pandemic, he is more than ready to continue his campaign to finally claim a world championship. A professional underdog, Santiago (21-2-5, 11 KOs) has no less than five controversial draws on his record, including one in a challenge for IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin Ancajas’ belt in 2018.

Tijuana’s Santiago will return home on Monday (September 21) to defend his WBC International bantamweight championship against Willibaldo Garcia (10-3-1, 5 KOs) in a ten-rounder that will be live streamed on PPV. Continue reading “WBC #8 Santiago in action Monday”

Former world title challenger and WBC #8 bantamweight Alejandro “Peque” Santiago says despite the challenges of training in a pandemic, he is more than ready to continue his campaign to…
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Briedis-Dorticos undercard announced

Germany’s Leon Bunn (15-0, 8 KOs), Denis Radovan (13-0-1, 6 KOs), and Sophie Alisch (5-0, 1 KO) are confirmed on the undercard of the WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos for the Muhammad Ali Trophy, Ring Magazine belt, and IBF World title at the Plazamedia Broadcasting Center in Munich, Germany on 26 September.

Leon Bunn had a breakout 2019 as he won the IBF International Light Heavyweight title in May before successfully defending his title against world title challenger Enrico Kölling in November. Continue reading “Briedis-Dorticos undercard announced”

Germany’s Leon Bunn (15-0, 8 KOs), Denis Radovan (13-0-1, 6 KOs), and Sophie Alisch (5-0, 1 KO) are confirmed on the undercard of the WBSS Cruiserweight Final between Mairis Briedis…
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul???

A rumor that ring legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) is fighting YouTube personality Logan Paul (0-1) blew up social media on Wednesday. Reportedly Mayweather and Paul have signed a contract and the fight will be an exhibition taking place later this year. If true, the 43-year-old Floyd, a welterweight, would be giving up some size as Paul, 25, is a cruiserweight.

Mayweather’s last official fight was three years ago against MMA star Connor McGregor (0-1). In a December 2018 exhibition, Floyd knocked out a kickboxer in 136 seconds. In Paul’s only official fight, he lost a six round split decision to fellow YouTuber KSI last November.

A rumor that ring legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) is fighting YouTube personality Logan Paul (0-1) blew up social media on Wednesday. Reportedly Mayweather and Paul have signed…
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Bohachuck, 17-0, 17 KOs, returns Sept 25

Unbeaten super welterweight KO artist Serhiy “El Flaco” Bohachuck (17-0, 17 KOs) will take Alejandro “Pájaro” Dávila (21-1-2, 8 KOs) in a ten-rounder on September 25 topping a closed-door card presented by Max Boxing in the parking lot of TV broadcaster Grupo Sipse in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. Bohachuck is currently rated IBF #8, WBC #13.

In other action, local featherweight “Caballo” Daniel Lugo (21-1, 16 KOs) meets TBA in a ten-rounder, and mini-flyweight William “Terrible” Puch (16-1, 8 KOs) will be put to the test by Érik “Habanerito” López (14-5-1, 10 KOs), who is coming off a majority decision loss in a WBA interim title fight against Daniel Matellón.

Unbeaten super welterweight KO artist Serhiy “El Flaco” Bohachuck (17-0, 17 KOs) will take Alejandro “Pájaro” Dávila (21-1-2, 8 KOs) in a ten-rounder on September 25 topping a closed-door card…
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Lubin, Gausha heats up

Super welterweight contenders Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin and Terrell Gausha are both in a feisty mood in advance of Saturday’s night’s Showtime-televised WBC title eliminator.

Erickson Lubin: “I respect him as a fighter, but I don’t think Gausha is on my level. He’s standing in my way of becoming a world champion, so I need to take care of business Saturday night, and look good doing it. I have to make a statement in this fight.”

Terrell Gausha: “This fight is a chance to send a message to all the other fighters at 154 pounds. I want to control every round against Lubin, and if I get him hurt, I’ll be looking to get him out of there. I’m planning to show the gap between us as fighters. He was the one to call for this fight, but anyone who plays with my name, I make sure to send for them.”

Super welterweight contenders Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin and Terrell Gausha are both in a feisty mood in advance of Saturday’s night’s Showtime-televised WBC title eliminator. Erickson Lubin: “I respect him…
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Hearn: Usyk-Chisora is close

Promoter Eddie Hearn says a heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora can still happen. “We’re close,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “I mean both guys understand that without a gate at The O2, there’s significantly less revenue driven to that show, but both guys fancy that fight. We’re trying to get the math right. We’re trying to get the numbers right to get these guys over the line. I have to say, fair play to both of them, they are trying to find a way.” Usyk-Chisora was originally set for May 23.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says a heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora can still happen. “We’re close,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “I mean both guys understand that without a…
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Saturday Boxing Odds

Odds were just released for Saturday’s TV fights at Bet365. Looks like Pedraza-Molina is the most competitive bout (i.e. closest odds). Lubin and Nyambayar are solid favorites. Ajagba and Ennis are massive favorites.

ESPN+
Jose Pedraza -250 vs. Javier Molina +175
Efe Ajagba -3333 vs. Jonnie Rice +900

Showtime
Erickson Lubin -500 vs. Terrell Gausha +333
Tugstogt Nyambayar -625 vs. Cobia Breedy +350
Jaron Ennis -5000 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu +1000

Odds were just released for Saturday’s TV fights at Bet365. Looks like Pedraza-Molina is the most competitive bout (i.e. closest odds). Lubin and Nyambayar are solid favorites. Ajagba and Ennis…
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Abreu-Ennis could steal the show

Upset-minded welterweight Juan “Merengue” Carlos Abreu (23-5-1,21 KOs) has vowed to use his experience advantage against world rated Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs), who has knocked out his last 15 opponents in a row, when they fight this Saturday night on SHOWTIME live from a “closed” Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Both fighters are big punchers and Abreu has never been stopped.

“I thank God, my family, and my team – Reyes Boxing and Hector Bermudez – for this opportunity to show my skills against a great fighter,” Abreu said after his workout at Salem Fitness Center.

Upset-minded welterweight Juan “Merengue” Carlos Abreu (23-5-1,21 KOs) has vowed to use his experience advantage against world rated Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs), who has knocked out his last…
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Buatsi returns Oct 4

Rising light heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi (12-0, 10 KOs) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on Sunday October 4 as he defends his WBA International title against undefeated Croat Marko Calic (11-0, 6 KOs), live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Buatsi is rated WBA #3, IBF #3, WBC #12, WBO #14. He last fought 13 months ago. Venue for Buatsi-Calic is TBA.

Rising light heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi (12-0, 10 KOs) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on Sunday October 4 as he defends his WBA International title against undefeated…
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Jermell Charlo Media Workout

If yesterday’s Jermall Charlo workout video didn’t compel you to buy the September 26 Charlo/Charlo PPV, maybe today’s Jermell Charlo workout vid will convince you to shell out.

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“I’m excited and I’m ready for September 26. This is the time to prevail and for me and my brother to be the Charlo Twins. It’s time to be the best Jermell Charlo.

“Me and my brother have come so far together. It’s not just in boxing, but everything in our lives. We’re proof that all you have to do is keep pushing and trying. September 26 is the day that I have to make all of the time I put into this sport worth it. Continue reading “Jermell Charlo Media Workout”

If yesterday’s Jermall Charlo workout video didn’t compel you to buy the September 26 Charlo/Charlo PPV, maybe today’s Jermell Charlo workout vid will convince you to shell out. JERMELL CHARLO…
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Golden Contract Finals Sept 30

The highly-anticipated Golden Contract finals will take place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England, on September 30. The card sees Ohara Davies against Tyrone McKenna in the super lightweight final, while Ryan Walsh takes on Jazza Dickens in the featherweight final.

Along with the finals, a Golden Contract light heavyweight semi-final between Liam Conroy and Serge Michel will also take place on the bill. The other semi-final in that division between Hosea Burton and Ricards Bolotniks will take place three days earlier in Latvia. Continue reading “Golden Contract Finals Sept 30”

The highly-anticipated Golden Contract finals will take place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England, on September 30. The card sees Ohara Davies against Tyrone McKenna in the super lightweight…
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A New Era In the Sulaiman Family

By Mauricio Sulaimán 
Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President

I traveled with my wife, Christiane, to drop off our oldest son to school to start his college career at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

It has been a week full of emotions; Memories are springing up every moment. How is it that the baby that came to change our lives, who’s brought joy to our home, filling every space of our attention, is already a young adult, looking to his future, taking the first steps in search in the quest of his destiny?

We have been talking about many topics, and yesterday we spoke about the great boxing show on February 22, in Las Vegas. The night Tyson Fury dethroned Deontay Wilder, at MGM. Continue reading “A New Era In the Sulaiman Family”

By Mauricio Sulaimán  Son of José Sulaimán – WBC President I traveled with my wife, Christiane, to drop off our oldest son to school to start his college career at…
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Sauerland wins purse bid for IBF eliminator

Team Sauerland have won the purse bid to stage the IBF super middleweight final eliminator between the UK’s Zach Parker (19-0, 13 KOs) and Germany’s Stefan Haertel (19-1, 3 KOs), with a number 1 mandatory position up for grabs for the victor.

Having tabled a bid of $118,530, the European promotional powerhouse Team Sauerland saw off competition from SES Boxing who submitted their own bid of $115,550, with the fight now expected to take place in the near future.

Team Sauerland have won the purse bid to stage the IBF super middleweight final eliminator between the UK’s Zach Parker (19-0, 13 KOs) and Germany’s Stefan Haertel (19-1, 3 KOs),…
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