Dubois-Joyce confirmed for April 11

The big and much anticipated heavyweight showdown between Britain’s undefeated KO merchants ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois and Olympic silver medalist ‘Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce is finally on. The pair will duke it out at The O2, London on Saturday, April 11 live on BT Sport Box Office.

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The big and much anticipated heavyweight showdown between Britain’s undefeated KO merchants ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois and Olympic silver medalist ‘Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce is finally on. The pair will duke it…
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Sandoval, Negrete notch wins

WBO #6, WBA #11 flyweight Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (18-1, 13 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (22-12-1, 11 KOs) on Thursday night at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California. Sandoval dropped Tabugon in round two with a counter left hook. Sandoval continued to dominate and the bout was finally waved off in round seven with Tabugon under heavy fire. Time was 1:43.

Bantamweight Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (19-2-2, 7 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Alberto “Impacto” Melian (6-2, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA International title. Good action fight with Negrete pulling away late. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 98-92. Continue reading “Sandoval, Negrete notch wins”

WBO #6, WBA #11 flyweight Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (18-1, 13 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (22-12-1, 11 KOs) on Thursday night at Fantasy…
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Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Ruben Torres 154 vs. Donnis Reed 153
Anthony Hernandez 159.5 vs. Lyntal Ernest 159
Dave Minter 139.5 vs. William Villa 137.5
Malikai Johnson 126 vs. Christian Renteria 126
David Melgoza 149 vs. Brandon Adams 148.5

Venue: Double Tree Hotel.
Promoter: Nasser Navaroni, Uppercut Promotions
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Ruben Torres 154 vs. Donnis Reed 153 Anthony Hernandez 159.5 vs. Lyntal Ernest 159 Dave Minter 139.5 vs. William Villa 137.5 Malikai Johnson 126 vs.…
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Barrera, Concepcion make weight for KO to Drugs

By Héctor Villarreal
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Barrera Nico Weights

Rober Barrera 112 vs Luis Concepcion 111.75
(WBA interim flyweight title)

Erik López 107.75 vs Daniel Matellon 107.75
(WBA interim light flyweight title)

Laura Ledezma 120.5 vs Mayerlin Rivas 121.75
(WBA female super bantamweight title)

Carlos Ortega 104.75 vs Leyman Benavides 104.5
(WBA gold minimumweight title)

Rafael Pedroza 122 vs Jose Pérez 121.25
Bryan De Gracia 125 vs Freddy Lainez 125.5
Omir Rodriguez 149 vs Damian Rodriguez 149.75
Khariton Agrba 142.25 vs Flavio Ramos 141
Nataly Delgado 111 vs Yaditza Pérez 109.25
Pablo Vicente 130 vs Eder Espitia 129.75
Leosdan Nuñez 116.5 vs Javier Martinez 117.5

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Friday,February 7th
Arena Roberto Duran
First fight 4pm

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By Héctor Villarreal Photos: Sumio Yamada Rober Barrera 112 vs Luis Concepcion 111.75 (WBA interim flyweight title) Erik López 107.75 vs Daniel Matellon 107.75 (WBA interim light flyweight title) Laura…
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Russell-Nyambayar, Rigo-Solis Presser

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Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. and unbeaten mandatory challenger Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar went face-to-face at a final press conference Thursday before they headline action live on Showtime  Saturday from PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Gary Russell Jr: “If it were up to me, I’d be facing Leo Santa Cruz or Gervonta Davis, but this is what I have to face. I’m here to defend my title in style once again.”

Tugstsogt Nyambayar: “I just have to be better than Gary Russell on Saturday night. The past experience won’t matter. If he thinks I’m too inexperienced for this fight, he is going to be in for a surprise Saturday.”

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Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

The press conference also featured former champions Guillermo Rigondeaux and Liborio Solis, who battle in the co-main event for the vacant WBA lightweight title.

Guillermo Rigondeaux:  “I feel 100% and I believe that bantamweight has always been my best weight. I did well at 122 pounds, so I stayed there. My plan now is to dominate this division.”

Liborio Solis: “I’m going to come with everything on Saturday. I come to fight and I come to win. I’m sure Guillermo is the same. The difference will be my determination to win this fight.”

Continue reading “Russell-Nyambayar, Rigo-Solis Presser”

WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. and unbeaten mandatory challenger Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar went face-to-face at a final press conference Thursday before they headline action live on Showtime …
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Wilder-Fury II full undercard announced

A lineup of rising prospects will enter the ring in undercard action leading up to the PPV rematch between unbeaten WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and former champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury on February 22 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The prelims will feature super lightweight Subriel Matias (15-0, 15 KOs) against Petros Ananyan (14-2-2, 7 KOs), super lightweight contender Amir Imam (22-2, 19 KOs) taking on Javier Molina (21-2, 9 KOs), and in a pair of lightweight eight-rounders, its Rolando Romero (10-0, 9 KOs) against Arturs Ahmetovs (5-0, 2 KOs) and Gabriel Flores Jr. (16-0, 6 KOs) against Matt Conway (17-1, 7 KOs). Continue reading “Wilder-Fury II full undercard announced”

A lineup of rising prospects will enter the ring in undercard action leading up to the PPV rematch between unbeaten WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and…
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Mendoza wants to show that WBA is family

Gilberto Jesús Mendoza wants to show that the World Boxing Association (WBA), above all, is a family. During the training sessions at the “Future WBA Champions” Camp in Medellín, the president of the pioneer boxing organization invited to his house the teams from Argentina, Uruguay and Florida, who are participating in the biggest project to prepare for the Olympic Games ever seen in the continent.


Since early in the morning, the three delegations mentioned shared an enjoyable working session with Mendoza, in which the president himself took part. Continue reading “Mendoza wants to show that WBA is family”

Gilberto Jesús Mendoza wants to show that the World Boxing Association (WBA), above all, is a family. During the training sessions at the “Future WBA Champions” Camp in Medellín, the…
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New promoter announces Vegas card

Reid Boxing launches its inaugural professional boxing card on February 13 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The event features seven bouts. The main attraction is super welterweight Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-3, 13 KOs) against Cameron Krael (16-15-3, 4 KOs).

The undercard includes unbeaten middleweight Sharif Rahman (3-0, 2 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, against Rashad Scott (3-2 , 1 KO).

Reid Boxing launches its inaugural professional boxing card on February 13 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The event features seven bouts. The main attraction is super welterweight…
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Carlos Takam opponent named

Star Boxing has announced that heavyweight Carlos Takam (37-5-1, 28 KOs) will face Brazilian Fabio Maldonado (26-3, 25 KOs) in the co-feature of the February 28 edition of ”Rockin’ Fights” at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Takam will make his second appearance in the United States under the Star Boxing banner and is aiming for his third straight win and a return to the world rankings, while Maldonado hopes to end a three-fight losing streak after winning his first 26 fights.

Update: Welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (24-1, 20 KOs)) will be defending his NABA super lightweight title against Humberto “Metraletta” Martinez (33-9-2, 17 KOs) in the main event.

 

Star Boxing has announced that heavyweight Carlos Takam (37-5-1, 28 KOs) will face Brazilian Fabio Maldonado (26-3, 25 KOs) in the co-feature of the February 28 edition of ”Rockin’ Fights”…
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Dalakian to defend WBA fly belt Saturday

Union Boxing Promotion/Yuriy Ruban will present a world title fight on Saturday at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine as WBA flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (19-0, 14 KOs) makes the fourth defense of the title against #12 rated Josber Perez (17-2, 15 KOs). The bout can be seen internationally via a free live stream. Details to come.

Union Boxing Promotion/Yuriy Ruban will present a world title fight on Saturday at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine as WBA flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (19-0, 14 KOs) makes…
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Dwight Davison Passes

By Bob Ryder
 
Sad to report former middleweight contender of the 1980’s, Dwight “Dynamite” Davison has passed here in his hometown of Detroit.
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Davison ran his record to 28-0 before suffering his first loss to Robbie Epps on the undercard of the Larry Holmes-Trevor Berbick fight in Las Vegas. Davison recovered to score several wins and gained a title eliminator fight with Tony Sibson. Sibson won the match and earned the right to challenge Marvin Hagler.

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By Bob Ryder   Sad to report former middleweight contender of the 1980’s, Dwight “Dynamite” Davison has passed here in his hometown of Detroit. Davison ran his record to 28-0…
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Weights from Indio, California

Ricardo Sandoval 111.8 vs. Raymond Tabugon 111.2
Oscar Negrete 117.4 vs. Alberto Melian 117.6
Jan Salvatierra 111.8 vs. Miguel Rebullosa 112.8
Sulem Urbina 112.6 vs. Noemi Bosques 113.6
Leonardo Baez 123.8 vs. Moises Flores 124
Anthony Reyes 121.2 vs. Diuhl Olguin 121.4
Oscar Acevedo 134 vs. Dan Murray 134.2
Anthony Garnica 126.4 vs. Luis Alvarado 128

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: DAZN

Ricardo Sandoval 111.8 vs. Raymond Tabugon 111.2 Oscar Negrete 117.4 vs. Alberto Melian 117.6 Jan Salvatierra 111.8 vs. Miguel Rebullosa 112.8 Sulem Urbina 112.6 vs. Noemi Bosques 113.6 Leonardo Baez…
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Zerafa predicts Horn will defeat Tszyu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #4 middleweight Michael Zerafa has predicted that former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn will defeat IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu when they clash in April at a venue yet to be decided.

“I think Horn’s aggressiveness, his strength, his awkwardness – I believe he beats Tszyu,” Zerafa told Sporting News. “Just on experience, lack of experience. Tszyu’s growing, he’s a great fighter, but I think Horn steals the win…just. Just. Continue reading “Zerafa predicts Horn will defeat Tszyu”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #4 middleweight Michael Zerafa has predicted that former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn will defeat IBF #7 light middleweight Tim Tszyu when…
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Kevin Lerena set to defend IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s longest-reigning world champion Kevin Lerena makes the sixth defense of his IBO cruiserweight belt when he meets the #16 rated and vastly experienced former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan, from Germany on Saturday night at the EWS Arena in Goeppingen, Germany.

The tournament will be shown live in South Africa on SS8 on Saturday night.

Lerena, 27, who has compiled a record of 24-1, 11 KOs, since making his pro debut on November 30, 2011, fights out of the Smith Gymnasium in Fourways and is always in superb condition. Continue reading “Kevin Lerena set to defend IBO belt”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s longest-reigning world champion Kevin Lerena makes the sixth defense of his IBO cruiserweight belt when he meets the #16 rated and vastly experienced former WBA…
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Brook vows to show why he’s special

After sitting out all of former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) will be aiming to shake off the ring rust and fire his name back into the mix for a word title shot in 2020 when he meets the USA’s Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO inter-continental super welterweight title on Saturday in Sheffield, England.

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Photo: Mark Robinson

“It’s my time to prove why I am ‘The Special One’” proclaimed Brook at a public workout in She. “Why I belong where I belong. We’ll see on Saturday night what I’ve got. This is my chance to show everyone that I’m back, and I’m 100 percent mentally, physically, spiritually. This version of me has never been in the ring. I’m excited to see what I do.” Continue reading “Brook vows to show why he’s special”

After sitting out all of former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) will be aiming to shake off the ring rust and fire his name back into the…
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Olympians added to Feb 21 Telemundo card

All Star Boxing just announced that 2x Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (1-1, 1 KO) of Cuba will make his Miami debut on the February 21 Boxeo Telemundo telecast from Miccosukee Resort and Gaming.

Ramirez had a setback in his pro debut but has bounced back since and is looking forward to showcasing his talent in front of a strong Cuban American fan base in Miami. He is scheduled for 6 rounds against Rafael Morales (3-0, 1 KO) of Laredo Texas.

Also Rio Olympian and 2019 Pan Am Games Bronze medalist Luis Cabrera of Venezuela will be making his pro debut after he opted to bypass Tokyo 2020 and ink a long term deal with All Star Boxing. Cabrera is scheduled to debut at 6 rounds with an opponent to be determined. Continue reading “Olympians added to Feb 21 Telemundo card”

All Star Boxing just announced that 2x Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (1-1, 1 KO) of Cuba will make his Miami debut on the February 21 Boxeo Telemundo telecast from…
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Former WBA champ Johnny Bumphus passes

Sad to report the passing of former WBA super lightweight champion Johnny “Bump City” Bumphus from cardiac arrest last Friday in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. He was just 59. Bumphus was a member of the 1980 US Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow games. As a pro, he was 29-2 with 20 KOs, winning the vacant WBA belt on January 22, 1984, against Lorenzo Garcia in Atlantic City. He retired from the ring after challenging WBC/IBF welterweight champion Lloyd Honeyghan in 1987. RIP.

Sad to report the passing of former WBA super lightweight champion Johnny “Bump City” Bumphus from cardiac arrest last Friday in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. He was just 59.…
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WBA KO to Drugs final presser

By Héctor Villarreal

Twenty four boxers scheduled to fight on Friday night in the WBA KO to Drugs Festival met the press at Hotel RIU Plaza Panama. Former two-time world champion Luis “El Nica” Concepción (38-8, 27 KOs) faces Colombian Rober Barrera (23-2, 13 KOs) in the main event disputing the WBA interim world flyweight title.

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“I enjoy fighting especially when my opponent comes to war,” said Barrera who has an evident reach advantage over the local favorite.

“The words go away with the wind so I let you talk and I´ll make you pay for it on Friday night,” Concepcion answered. Continue reading “WBA KO to Drugs final presser”

By Héctor Villarreal Twenty four boxers scheduled to fight on Friday night in the WBA KO to Drugs Festival met the press at Hotel RIU Plaza Panama. Former two-time world…
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The best of the WBC 2019

By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President

It is impossible not to mention the tragedy that shook the world of sport and humanity globally. Kobe Bryant and his daughter died in a helicopter crash. What a tragedy! How sad!

Why did they fly under conditions questioned by the authorities? What would have happened if this or that? These are the questions that the world is dedicated to debate and discover.

This tragedy is comparable to the news of the death Roberto Clemente, a Puerto Rican baseball player, who was traveling by plane on a humanitarian mission to deliver food to marginalized areas and victims of the earthquake in Managua in 1972. Also comparable is that fateful morning of August 12, 1982, when the world awoke to the news of the death of reigning world champion Salvador Sanchez, who died in a car accident at the age of just 23. Continue reading “The best of the WBC 2019”

By Mauricio Sulaiman Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President It is impossible not to mention the tragedy that shook the world of sport and humanity globally. Kobe Bryant and his daughter died in a…
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Brook: I want to be 2-time world champion

Kell Brook has admitted that nothing less than a “spectacular” win over Mark DeLuca at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield this Saturday will suffice as he looks to regain the attention of the world champions at 147lbs and 154lbs after a lengthy hiatus from the ring. ‘The Special One’ (38-2, 26 KOs) takes on ex-Marine DeLuca for the vacant WBO inter-continental super-welterweight title in his first fight since December 2018, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

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Photo: Matchroom Boxing

“2020 I want to be two-time champion,” said Brook. “I’ve never been as driven, I’ve never been as focused in my whole career as I am now, because I want to mix it with the best. If I don’t have an unbelievable performance, it doesn’t count on February 8, I’m not happy. Continue reading “Brook: I want to be 2-time world champion”

Kell Brook has admitted that nothing less than a “spectacular” win over Mark DeLuca at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield this Saturday will suffice as he looks to regain the…
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John Riel Casimero/Sean Gibbons presser in Manila

By Nick Giongco

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero and his official representative Sean Gibbons hosts a press conference on Wednesday in Manila to promote the Filipino’s April 25 unification bout with WBA-IBF titlist Naoya Inoue in Las Vegas.

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By Nick Giongco WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero and his official representative Sean Gibbons hosts a press conference on Wednesday in Manila to promote the Filipino’s April 25 unification…
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Joseph Parker opponent named

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #2 Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs) will clash with Shawndell Terrell Winter (13-2, 12 KOs) at the Ford Centre at The Star, Frisco, Texas, on February 29. Parker is coming off a ten round stoppage of Alex Leapai in his only bout for 2019. There was talk of Parker getting a WBO heavyweight title shot at the vacant title if the WBO makes a decision to strip IBF, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua for his decision to defend against the IBF #1 Kubrat Pulev in preference to defending against WBO #1 Oleksandr Usyk.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #2 Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs) will clash with Shawndell Terrell Winter (13-2, 12 KOs) at the Ford Centre at The Star,…
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Efe Ajagba opponent named

Undefeated heavyweight Efe Ajagba (12-0, 10 KOs) will take on former title challenger Razvan Cojanu (17-6, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event on FOX March 7 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Cojanu has lost four of his last five, but is coming off a six round decision win over Tamaz Zadishvili (5-13-1, 3 KOs) in October.

The night of heavyweight action is headlined by undefeated Adam Kownacki looking to thrill his hometown crowd when he takes on Robert Helenius in a 12-round WBA heavyweight title eliminator. The opening attraction will see rising heavyweight Frank Sanchez step in to face Philadelphia’s Joey Dawejko in a 10-round battle. Continue reading “Efe Ajagba opponent named”

Undefeated heavyweight Efe Ajagba (12-0, 10 KOs) will take on former title challenger Razvan Cojanu (17-6, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event on FOX March 7 from Barclays Center…
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Rigo set for bantamweight debut

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Former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will seek to become a three-time, two-division world champion when he moves down to bantamweight to challenge former champion Liborio Solis for the vacant WBA title live on Showtime this Saturday from PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.

The 39-year-old Rigo will be fighting at bantamweight for the first time in his career.

“I know at super bantamweight I am a force to be reckoned with,” said Rigondeaux. “Now that I’m moving down to bantamweight, I feel stronger and I’m getting the most out of my skills. The bantamweight and super bantamweight divisions are filled with great fighters to test myself against. It’s a very exciting time and I am training very hard for each opportunity that is granted to me. Continue reading “Rigo set for bantamweight debut”

Former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will seek to become a three-time, two-division world champion when he moves down to bantamweight to challenge former champion Liborio Solis for the vacant WBA…
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Stevenson, Conlan top separate NYC shows

WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs) will make the first defense of his world title on March 14 against three-time world title challenger Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga (29-3, 25 KOs) at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Three days later, Irish featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) will make his annual St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) pilgrimage at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in a 10-rounder against Belmar Preciado (20-2-1, 13 KOs). Continue reading “Stevenson, Conlan top separate NYC shows”

WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs) will make the first defense of his world title on March 14 against three-time world title challenger Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga (29-3, 25…
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