Crawford, Khan set for “major announcement”

WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Amir “King” Khan will make a long-awaited announcement on Tuesday in London, England. Crawford, Khan, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, and Matchroom Boxing CEO Frank Smith will be attending the press conference. Hmmmmmm. We wonder what this could be about?

Crawford-Khan is expected to take place on April 20th in New York City or Las Vegas.

WBO welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Amir “King” Khan will make a long-awaited announcement on Tuesday in London, England. Crawford, Khan, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, and Matchroom…
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Weights from Mexico City

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Silvita Torres 108 vs. Norleidys Graterol 106
Zulina Muñoz 115 vs. Arely Valente 113

Mauricio Lara 132 vs. José Calyecac 135
Oscar Nery Plata 114.4 vs. Oscar Peribán 115.2

Venue: Deportivo de los Trabajadores del Metro, Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Silvita Torres 108 vs. Norleidys Graterol 106 Zulina Muñoz 115 vs. Arely Valente 113 Mauricio Lara 132 vs. José Calyecac 135 Oscar Nery Plata 114.4 vs. Oscar…
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Munguia aims to unify 154lb world titles

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) discussed his busy plans for 2019 as he prepares to defend his world title against Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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The native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico is working hard to make a successful third defense of his title in what will be his debut in Texas. Munguia is working under the expert tutelage of renowned trainer Robert Alcazar, who trained the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Edwin Valero and Jessie Vargas. Munguia is training in the Southern California area, where he combines a morning run at the mountains with an intense boxing session at a private gym in the afternoon.

Below is what Jaime Munguia had to say during a recent training session:

“We are preparing very well. I feel better and more motivated than ever before. I’m stronger than ever, and I will do my best to give the best fights for the people on this new platform, DAZN.” Continue reading “Munguia aims to unify 154lb world titles”

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) discussed his busy plans for 2019 as he prepares to defend his world title against Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7…
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WFC 98 at Chumash Casino

World Fighting Championships returns tonight with WFC 98 at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. In the main event, jr middleweight Madiyar Ashkeyev (10-0, 6 KOs) from Kazakhstan but now fighting out of Oxnard, CA goes toe-to-toe with Luis Hernandez (16-6, 9 KOs) of Puerto Rico. In the co-feature, middleweight Meiirim Nursultanov (9-0, 7 KOs) – also from Kazakhstan but now fighting out of Oxnard, CA – faces Ramon Aguinaga (13-1, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, CA.

Both Ashkeyev and Nursultanov train at the Boxing Laboratory in Oxnard, which has been made famous by manager Egis Klimas and his stable of Eastern European and Russian fighters, which include WBO/WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. Continue reading “WFC 98 at Chumash Casino”

World Fighting Championships returns tonight with WFC 98 at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. In the main event, jr middleweight Madiyar Ashkeyev (10-0, 6 KOs) from Kazakhstan but…
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Wilder-Fury Rematch Update

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren confirmed fans should expect a rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to take place in the US in the second quarter of 2019, but ruled out a return to Staples Center in Los Angeles. “Vegas would be one of the options,” Warren told espn.co.uk. “I wouldn’t want to go back to California. I didn’t like working with the Californian Commission and there were a lot of things we didn’t like there.”

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren confirmed fans should expect a rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to take place in the US in the second…
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WBO 112lb champ Tanaka, Taguchi in grudge fight

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBO flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7 KOs) will make his initial defense of his third world championship (all of the WBO) against former WBA 108-pound titlist Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KOs) in Gifu, Japan, on March 16. It was publicly announced by Hatanaka Promotions yesterday (Thursday) in Nagoya.

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Tanaka captured the WBO belt by dethroning compatriot and defending ruler Sho Kimura in a grueling “fight of the year” in Nagoya last September. It’s the still 23-year-old Tanaka’s third coronation in as many categories in his only twelfth pro bout to his credit—as fast as Vasiliy Lomachenko. Continue reading “WBO 112lb champ Tanaka, Taguchi in grudge fight”

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBO flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7 KOs) will make his initial defense of his third world championship (all of the WBO) against former WBA 108-pound…
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Battle at the Boat 119 Weights

Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti 129.2 vs. Antonio Escalante 128.8
Shae Green 139.9 vs. Journey Newson 138.4
Richard VanSiclen 174.4 vs. Eddie Hunter 174.7
Niko McFarland 140.4 vs. Luis DeAlba 140.4
William Parra-Smith 139.5 vs. Derick Bartlemay 140
Quinten Wyland 167.2 vs. Luis Iniguez 169.1

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Promoter: Brian Halquist Productions

Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti 129.2 vs. Antonio Escalante 128.8 Shae Green 139.9 vs. Journey Newson 138.4 Richard VanSiclen 174.4 vs. Eddie Hunter 174.7 Niko McFarland 140.4 vs. Luis DeAlba 140.4 William…
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Arum is bullish on Crawford-Spence Jr.

By Jeff Zimmerman

At 87 years young, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum shows no signs of slowing down. Arum has promoted the very best in boxing over 50 years from The Greatest Muhammad Ali to Hagler, Leonard, Duran and Hearns to De La Hoya, Pacquiao, Cotto and of course Mayweather Jr. And if that wasn’t enough, he now boasts two of the top pound for pound best and #1 and #2 on most boxing expert’s lists in Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford. But here he was on Wednesday at The Star in Frisco, Texas and headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, promoting two of his young rising stars, current WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and undefeated super prospect Teofimo Lopez, as part of the Alvarez-Kovalev 2 card that takes place Saturday, February 2nd at the Ford Center, indoor practice facility of the Cowboys.

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Arum had high praise for both Valdez and Lopez but didn’t hold back on what needs to happen for them to continue their ascent in the sport. He has seen it all over his illustrious and hall of fame career and will speak his mind, even when it comes to his own fighters.

“That’s the future. Valdez is a great young man and he has some major fights, assuming he does well in this comeback fight. He fought very courageously with Scott Quigg with a broken jaw. We got Frampton, the kid that beat Frampton, Warrington, a lot of guys that Oscar can fight,” stated Arum. Continue reading “Arum is bullish on Crawford-Spence Jr.”

By Jeff Zimmerman At 87 years young, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum shows no signs of slowing down. Arum has promoted the very best in boxing over 50 years…
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Badou Jack ready for Marcus Browne

35-year-old former two-division world champion Badou Jack hosted a media workout at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas Thursday as he prepares to take on unbeaten top contender Marcus Browne for the WBA interim light heavyweight title January 19 on the Pacquiao vs. Broner PPV event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Badou Jack: “I feel young and like I’m still improving. I take care of my body every day. Age won’t be a problem for me, it’ll be an advantage…I’m battle-tested. I’ve been in there in tough fights. He hasn’t been tested like that, so we’ll have to see what he’s capable of when the pressure is on…this is nothing new to me. I’ve been on a lot of big cards, so this is a regular day on the job. It’s exciting as always and I can’t wait to put on a good show.”

35-year-old former two-division world champion Badou Jack hosted a media workout at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas Thursday as he prepares to take on unbeaten top contender Marcus Browne…
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Jose Uzcategui ready to show his talent

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International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui of Venezuela, but a resident of Tijuana, Mexico, is ready to show the world that he is the best 168 pounder in the world when he takes on undefeated Caleb “Sweethands” Plant this Sunday, January 13 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Uzcategui (28-2, 23 KOs) will be making the first defense of his world championship against Plant (17-0, 10 KOs) in the main event of a card promoted by Premier Boxing Champions and televised live on FS1 and Fox Deportes.
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“I am looking forward to getting in the ring and showing all my talent and put on notice all the champions in this division. I want to be the best and I am willing to face the best,” said Uzcategui, who trained in Tijuana and San Diego for this fight versus Plant. Continue reading “Jose Uzcategui ready to show his talent”

Photos: Zanfer Promotions International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui of Venezuela, but a resident of Tijuana, Mexico, is ready to show the world that he is the…
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ShoBox Weights from Shreveport, Louisiana

Haney Vs Ndongeni Weigh In 6
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Devin Haney 134.5 vs. Xolisani Ndongeni 134.75
Ruben Villa 126.75 vs. Ruben Cervera 126.5
Frank Sanchez 216 vs. Willie Jake Jr. 239

Venue: StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana
Promoter: Devin Haney Promotions
TV: Showtime

Devin Haney 134.5 vs. Xolisani Ndongeni 134.75 Ruben Villa 126.75 vs. Ruben Cervera 126.5 Frank Sanchez 216 vs. Willie Jake Jr. 239 Venue: StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana Promoter:…
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Broner: This win makes me an icon

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner traveled to Los Angeles from his current training camp in Las Vegas to talk to media along with his trainer Kevin Cunningham at Ten Goose Boxing Gym, after spending most of training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Broner challenges WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on PPV January 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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“This is my first PPV but I was always supposed to be here. God doesn’t make mistakes. After this victory, I will be taking over the sport of boxing. This is just the beginning….this win makes me an icon. It makes me what I always wanted to be, and what everybody always thought I would be. A win here and I’m a legend overnight…I’m already a star in boxing, but a win here and I’m taking over the sport. This is just the beginning. Continue reading “Broner: This win makes me an icon”

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner traveled to Los Angeles from his current training camp in Las Vegas to talk to media along with his trainer Kevin Cunningham…
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Manny Pacquiao Media Workout

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Future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao looked fast and strong in a media workout on Wednesday at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. “At the age of 40, it’s hard to think about future fights,” said Pacman when asked about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. “Just one at a time.”
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Pacquiao defends his WBA welterweight world title against Adrien “The Problem” Broner on January 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Broner was also supposed to be working out at the Wild Card, but at the last minute it was decided that Broner would not be coming to Manny’s gym and instead would work out at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys.

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Photos: Chris Farina/ChrisFarina.com Future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao looked fast and strong in a media workout on Wednesday at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. “At the age…
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Valdez, Lopez impress in workout

By Jeff Zimmerman

WBO featherweight champion world champion Oscar Valdez and undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez worked out for fans and media Wednesday to promote the Super Saturday quadrupleheader which will take place February 2 at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. Valdez vs. Carmine Tommasone will headline the ESPN/ESPN Deportes world championship doubleheader that also features the IBF lightweight world title fight between Richard Commey and Isa Chaniev.

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The action will then turn to ESPN+ as Lopez versus Diego Magdaleno will serve as the co-feature to the rematch between WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and former division kingpin Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Continue reading “Valdez, Lopez impress in workout”

By Jeff Zimmerman WBO featherweight champion world champion Oscar Valdez and undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez worked out for fans and media Wednesday to promote the Super Saturday quadrupleheader which will…
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Cabrera-Mioletti battles Escalante Friday at the Boat

By Ricardo Ibarra

Stepping up to face his most notable opponent to date, rising Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (14-0, 5 KOs) will square off with rugged former world ranked contender Antonio Escalante (29-9, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Headlining Brian Halquist Productions’ first ‘Battle at the Boat’ card of 2019, Cabrera-Mioletti will meet Escalante in the ten round main event of a stacked six bout line-up. Continue reading “Cabrera-Mioletti battles Escalante Friday at the Boat”

By Ricardo Ibarra Stepping up to face his most notable opponent to date, rising Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (14-0, 5 KOs) will square off with rugged former world ranked…
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Haney-Ndongeni final press conference

One of boxing’s most promising rising stars, unbeaten lightweight Devin Haney, and fellow undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni, kicked off fight week with a final press conference Wednesday at Paradise Theatre in Margaritaville Resort Casino ahead of their ShoBox: The New Generation main event bout this Friday, January 11 from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.

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The 20-year old Bay Area native and current Las Vegas resident Haney (20-0, 13 KOs), a seven-time national junior amateur champion, headlines the popular prospect-oriented series for the third time when he takes on South Africa’s Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KOs), an unbeaten 28-year-old who once held the IBO’s belt at 135 pounds. Continue reading “Haney-Ndongeni final press conference”

One of boxing’s most promising rising stars, unbeaten lightweight Devin Haney, and fellow undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni, kicked off fight week with a final press conference Wednesday at Paradise Theatre in…
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Gardens Casino kickoff press conference

By Miguel Maravilla

Roy Englebrecht Promotions officially announced “The Gardens Casino Fight Night” series on Wednesday afternoon. The longtime boxing promoter has partnered with the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, California to launch a new series of professional boxing and MMA hybrid cards at the Gardens Events Center. The series will debut Saturday February 9th featuring local undefeated prospects in separate bouts super bantamweight Humberto Rubacalva (9-0, 6 KOs) of Westminster, middleweight prospect Jonathan Esquivel (8-0, 7 KOs) of Anaheim and super featherweight prospect Anthony Casillas (7-0, 4 KOs) of South Gate.

“One month from today we launch our “Fight Night” card here at the Gardens Casino. This is a platform for these young fighters to build their career here at the Gardens,” Roy Englebrecht said in opening the press conference. Continue reading “Gardens Casino kickoff press conference”

By Miguel Maravilla Roy Englebrecht Promotions officially announced “The Gardens Casino Fight Night” series on Wednesday afternoon. The longtime boxing promoter has partnered with the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens,…
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Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith signs with Matchroom

Former WBO super-welterweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-2-1-KO14) has agreed to a three-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. The popular Liverpudlian is moving on amicably after many successful years under the guidance of Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions.

Liam Smith: “First and foremost, I just want to say a massive thank you to Frank for everything he has done for my career. It was under Frank I won the world title and challenged twice more for the belt and I’ll always be very appreciative. It’s a little bittersweet to be moving on but I just felt that at this stage of my career a change would serve me well and I’m happy to be joining a great stable in Matchroom.”

Former WBO super-welterweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-2-1-KO14) has agreed to a three-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. The popular Liverpudlian is moving on amicably after many…
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Wilson-Howard all-Philly clash March 1

Garrett Wilson, a seasoned fighter and one of the last of the old-school Philly fighters, goes against another veteran when he boxes Brian Howard in an 8-round cruiserweight bout in the main event Xcite Fight Night 3 at Parx Casino on Friday evening, March 1. The event will mark the first of four Joe Hand’s Xcite Fight Night boxing events in 2019 at Parx Casino. The seven-bout fight card figures to attract a huge crowd. Continue reading “Wilson-Howard all-Philly clash March 1”

Garrett Wilson, a seasoned fighter and one of the last of the old-school Philly fighters, goes against another veteran when he boxes Brian Howard in an 8-round cruiserweight bout in…
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Maidana, Khan-Crawford, Khan-Brook feud

In a short video circulating on social media, a chubby looking former world champion Marcos Maidana has declared that he is coming out of retirement and called out Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao.
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Speaking of Amir Khan, he apparently is close to finalizing a May 20 fight against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford. ESPN has made it known that they are planning to put this fight on pay-per-view.
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Khan also recently said archrival Kell Brook is confused, gay and was stabbed in the leg because “he tried it on some poor guy.” Brook, who is married with three children, told the Sun that Khan’s accusations are “rubbish.”

In a short video circulating on social media, a chubby looking former world champion Marcos Maidana has declared that he is coming out of retirement and called out Floyd Mayweather,…
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WBC announces new weight rules

The WBC has announced a new weight management program for 2019.

The program is as follows:

1. The promoter must require each boxer and their management to submit to the WBC the precise weight that he/she has at the time of signing a bout.

2. The WBC will continue with the 30 and 7-day weigh-in but has also instituted a 14-day weight check and the percentages have been modified as follows: 30-day weigh-in 10%, 14-day weigh-in 5%, 7-day weigh-in 3% Continue reading “WBC announces new weight rules”

The WBC has announced a new weight management program for 2019. The program is as follows: 1. The promoter must require each boxer and their management to submit to the…
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Feb 1 ShoBox tripleheader announced

Undefeated super middleweight prospect Ronald Ellis returns to ShoBox: The New Generation seeking a statement win against DeAndre Ware in the 10-round main event of a three-fight telecast on Friday, February 1 live on SHOWTIME from Main Street Armory in Rochester, N.Y. The first of two February editions of the prospect developmental series will feature six fighters with a combined 89 wins against just three losses. The series returns just two weeks later on February 15 with a focus on the heavyweight division.

In the February 1 co-featured fight, 20-year-old Hawaiian Logan Yoon (14-0, 11 KOs) will make his national television debut against Richard Zamora (18-2, 11 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight bout. In the opening bout of the telecast, former No. 1-ranked U.S. amateur Abraham Nova (12-0, 10 KOs) will face fellow-unbeaten Oluwaseun Joshua Wahab (18-0, 11 KOs), of Ghana, in an eight-round super featherweight bout.

Undefeated super middleweight prospect Ronald Ellis returns to ShoBox: The New Generation seeking a statement win against DeAndre Ware in the 10-round main event of a three-fight telecast on Friday,…
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Villa in spotlight on ShoBox

Unbeaten featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) takes the next step in what has become a promising young career when he makes his national television debut this Friday in a co-featured fight of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader. The eight-round bout takes place from StageWorks of Louisiana in the southern U.S. city of Shreveport.

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Villa, a southpaw who turned 21 late last year, faces Colombian Ruben Cervera (10-0, 9 KOs), who will be stepping up from super bantamweight to fight the former two-time Golden Gloves winner from Salinas, Calif. Continue reading “Villa in spotlight on ShoBox”

Unbeaten featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) takes the next step in what has become a promising young career when he makes his national television debut this Friday in…
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New trainer for “Golden” Jack Culcay

AGON Sports & Events contracted Michael Stachewicz as new chief trainer. From the beginning of the year 2019 the 58 years old coach is responsible for the training of former WBA world champion Jack Culcay.

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“We are the youngest German professional boxing team and we grow up very fast”, AGON´s CEO Ingo Volckmann says. “In 2019 we want to win the first World Championship for AGON with Jack and we are very sure that Michael Stachewicz is the right man for this ambitious aims.” The new Headcoach was a national and international successful amateur boxer in the eighties. He won the famous cup “Chemiepokal” and the silver medal at the Military World Championships. Continue reading “New trainer for “Golden” Jack Culcay”

AGON Sports & Events contracted Michael Stachewicz as new chief trainer. From the beginning of the year 2019 the 58 years old coach is responsible for the training of former…
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Santa Cruz: I Take Every Fighter Serious!

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) is ready to kick off the new year as he defends his title against Miguel Flores (23-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday, February 16th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles live on FOX and Fox Deportes.

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“This upcoming fight is just like any other fight,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®. “For me every fight is tough. I have respect for everyone that gets in the ring with me.”

Santa Cruz was victorious in the battle of L.A with his unanimous decision over Abner Mares during their rematch this past summer (June 9th). With the victory, Santa Cruz also solidified his spot as the top featherweight in the world. Continue reading “Santa Cruz: I Take Every Fighter Serious!”

By Miguel Maravilla WBA featherweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) is ready to kick off the new year as he defends his title against Miguel Flores…
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