Nelson Shuts Out Turunen, Regains UBF Title

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

For her first time competing in Washington, DC, multi-time world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson seemed to have a very simple game plan — to hit her opponent, Sanna Turunen, as hard as she could for as long as she needed to.
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If that was her plan, then Nelson, a middleweight from Ashburn, VA, executed the plan to perfection as she went on to a relatively easy 10-round unanimous decision over Turunen of Tuusulam, Finland to regain her Universal Boxing Federation Middleweight title during the main event at the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC. Continue reading “Nelson Shuts Out Turunen, Regains UBF Title”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill For her first time competing in Washington, DC, multi-time world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson seemed to have a very simple…
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Adonis Stevenson Update

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson reportedly has been put into a medically-induced coma to lessen the pressure caused by brain swelling. His condition has been upgraded from “critical” to “stable.”

Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel stated, “I have received dozens of requests for interviews but in agreement with the doctor responsible for the care given to Adonis, I will for the moment abstain to avoid any misinterpretations in a situation constantly evolving. Thank you for understanding.”

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson reportedly has been put into a medically-induced coma to lessen the pressure caused by brain swelling. His condition has been upgraded from “critical”…
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Wilder: I don’t know how he got up

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) talked about his fight against former champ Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Two late knockdowns allowed Wilder to salvage a draw and retain the world title.

Deontay Wilder
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

“What an amazing fight,” said Wilder. “We knew Tyson could box. I got out of the plan. I tried to knock him out, but this fight lived up to the expectations. I take nothing away from the fight. We both go home as winners. I’m happy with my performance.”

It looked like Wilder might have scored a twelfth round knockout when Fury laid motionless on the canvas for at least five seconds before somehow beating the count. Continue reading “Wilder: I don’t know how he got up”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) talked about his fight against former champ Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday…
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Adonis Stevenson in critical condition

Adonis Stevenson’s family and promoter Yvon Michel are currently with him at the Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus in Quebec City. They want to inform friends and supporters that Adonis is currently in critical condition and in intensive care following his fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk. They appreciate the concern and support of everyone for Adonis. There will be no other comment for now and they respectfully request your understanding of their desire to stay private. The 41-year-old Stevenson left the ring under his own power, but his condition changed very quickly and he was rushed to the closest hospital.

Adonis Stevenson’s family and promoter Yvon Michel are currently with him at the Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus in Quebec City. They want to inform friends and supporters that Adonis is currently…
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Ex-champ Nery wins, remains unbeaten

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery (28-0, 22 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Renson “Gato” Robles (15-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Pavillon del Norte in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.
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Nery was the boss throughout the fight and repeatedly had Robles in trouble until the seventh round when the referee stopped the fight due to an accumulation of blows. Afterward, Nery stated he’ll be ready to “take back what’s mine” when Zanfer gets him another shot at the title he lost on the scale. Continue reading “Ex-champ Nery wins, remains unbeaten”

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery (28-0, 22 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Renson “Gato” Robles (15-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Licona wins IBF minimumweight title

By David Robinett at ringside

In a rare championship walkout bout, featuring an equally rare matchup between undefeated fighters in boxing’s lightest weight division, Southern California’s Carlos Licona (14-0, 2 KOs) earned a split decision over Mark Anthony Barriga (9-1, 1 KO), a 2012 Olympian representing the Philippines, to capture the vacant IBF minimumweight title, by scores of 113-115, 115-113, 115-113.

In the second and final walkout bout of the evening, former heavyweight title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (37-5-1, 32 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since his unsuccessful title challenge of Deontay Wilder in 2016, earning a sixth round knockout over Maurenzo Smith (20-11-3, 13 KOs).

By David Robinett at ringside In a rare championship walkout bout, featuring an equally rare matchup between undefeated fighters in boxing’s lightest weight division, Southern California’s Carlos Licona (14-0, 2…
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Ortíz, Santiago, Lopez dominant in Puerto Rico

Fresh Productions Boxing showed that its young boxers have the skills to beat opponents who have won world titles.

From the Pedro ‘Perucho’ Cepeda Ballpark in the city of Cataño, Puerto Rico, Jonathan ‘Bum Bum’ López (5-0, 3 KOs) from Puerto Rico, scored a unanimous decision victory over former WBA Interim World Champion and world title challenger José ‘Torito’ Rodríguez (32-8, 19 KOs) of Mexico, in a scheduled six round fight in the bantamweight division (118 pounds). Continue reading “Ortíz, Santiago, Lopez dominant in Puerto Rico”

Fresh Productions Boxing showed that its young boxers have the skills to beat opponents who have won world titles. From the Pedro ‘Perucho’ Cepeda Ballpark in the city of Cataño,…
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Tada dethrones WBO female 105lb champ Ebata

By Joe Koizumi

It was a contest of a 42-year-old champ and a 37-year-old challenger with the WBO female 105-pound belt on the line in the daytime show on Saturday in Osaka, Japan.

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Photo: Boxing Beat

Formerly two-time titleholder Etsuko Tada (18-3-2, 5 KOs), 104.5, a slick-punching southpaw, defeated defending ruler Kayoko Ebata (11-8, 6 Kos), 104.5, by a unanimous decision (98-92 twice, 97-93) to wrest the WBO title and acquire her third belt to her credit. Continue reading “Tada dethrones WBO female 105lb champ Ebata”

By Joe Koizumi It was a contest of a 42-year-old champ and a 37-year-old challenger with the WBO female 105-pound belt on the line in the daytime show on Saturday…
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Wilder-Fury ends in draw, Wilder retains title

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

It is a boxing adage as old as the sport itself, that power is the great equalizer. That rarely has rung more true than in the WBC heavyweight title fight Saturday night between undefeated champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) and undefeated challenger and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) before 17,698 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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In a fight controlled in large stretches by the inimitable Fury, Wilder parlayed two knockdowns to turn a certain decision loss into a split decision draw. One judge scored the bout 115-111 for Wilder, another 114-112 for Fury, and the third 113-113, allowing Wilder to retain his WBC belt and prompting inevitable and justified calls for a rematch. Continue reading “Wilder-Fury ends in draw, Wilder retains title”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime It is a boxing adage as old as the sport itself, that power is the great equalizer. That rarely has rung more…
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Hurd retains WBA, IBF super welter belts

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Unified (WBA/IBF) junior middleweight champion Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) turned back a spirited challenge from unheralded challenger Jason Welborn (24-7, 7 KOs), providing a sudden end to what was becoming a great fight with a one-punch body shot knockout at 1:55 in round four of scheduled twelve round bout on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Welborn, who vacated his British middleweight title to drop down in weight to challenge Hurd, was intended to provide competent but limited competition to ease Hurd back into shape from his June rotator cuff surgery. However, the Englishman didn’t appear to have read the script and clearly came to America looking to capture Hurd’s belts. Continue reading “Hurd retains WBA, IBF super welter belts”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime Unified (WBA/IBF) junior middleweight champion Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) turned back a spirited challenge from unheralded challenger Jason Welborn (24-7,…
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Gvozdyk KOs Superman, wins WBC LH title

Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Undefeated WBC mandatory light heavyweight challenger Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO to dethrone WBC champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Canada.
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Gvozdyk knocked down Stevenson in round three but referee Michael Griffin ruled it a slip. Stevenson’s best moment was in round ten when he rocked Gvozdyk and had him holding on. Gvozdyk ended it with a series of shots in the eleventh that put Stevenson down and out. Continue reading “Gvozdyk KOs Superman, wins WBC LH title”

Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime Undefeated WBC mandatory light heavyweight challenger Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO to dethrone WBC champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-2-1, 24…
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Early Results from Los Angeles

By David Robinett and Rocky Morales at ringside

Heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) earned his second consecutive win since returning to the ring following his knockout loss to Deontay Wilder last March, stopping fringe contender Travis Kauffman (32-3, 23 KOs) at 1:58 of the tenth and final round. The bout was largely a tactical affair, with Kauffman’s ability to keep substantial distance between him and Ortiz making it a jabbing contest for large stretches of the fight. Ortiz, arguably the most feared heavyweight in boxing before getting crushed by Wilder, had trouble luring Kauffman into any prolonged exchanges and as a result had to rely on his jab and movement to try to outpoint Kauffman in many of the rounds. Continue reading “Early Results from Los Angeles”

By David Robinett and Rocky Morales at ringside Heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) earned his second consecutive win since returning to the ring following his knockout loss…
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Algieri wins in Paramount return

Chris Algieri (22-3 8KO’s) returned to the Star Boxing’s acclaimed venue, The Paramount in Huntington, NY for the first time in over four years as the former WBO super lightweight champion looked spectacular in dismantling a game and rugged Angel Hernandez (14-12-2 9KO’s) from McAllen, TX over the 10 round distance of a jr welterweight contest in the main event of Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing Rockin Fights 33 before a sold-out standing room only crowd Friday night. Continue reading “Algieri wins in Paramount return”

Chris Algieri (22-3 8KO’s) returned to the Star Boxing’s acclaimed venue, The Paramount in Huntington, NY for the first time in over four years as the former WBO super lightweight…
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Marshall, Rivera remain unbeaten

By Bob Caico

Middleweight Donnie Marshall of Buffalo, NY remained undefeated in the main event Friday in Charlotte, NC. The Christy Martin Promotions show was well attended as they witnessed Marshall improve to 10-0 with an across the board 59-55 scores. Marshall used his height and reach advantage to ward off the constant pressure from Javier Frazier (8-7-1).

In the co-main event, light heavyweight Richard “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera scored a sixth and final round TKO. Rivera scored at will throughout as the game Joshua Robertson took the shots but the referee seen enough to stop the bout. Popeye improved to 9-0 while Robertson slides to 7-12-0. Continue reading “Marshall, Rivera remain unbeaten”

By Bob Caico Middleweight Donnie Marshall of Buffalo, NY remained undefeated in the main event Friday in Charlotte, NC. The Christy Martin Promotions show was well attended as they witnessed…
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Heavyweights Greats converge on LA

Can you recognize them?

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Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

(L-R) Michael Spinks, Buster Douglas, Earnie Shavers, Lennox Lewis, Gerry Cooney, Riddick Bowe, Evander Holyfield.

Can you recognize them? (L-R) Michael Spinks, Buster Douglas, Earnie Shavers, Lennox Lewis, Gerry Cooney, Riddick Bowe, Evander Holyfield.

Wilder-Fury Officials

Referee Jack Reiss (Calif.) has drawn the plum assignment of working tonight’s WBC heavyweight championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Judges will be Phil Edwards (United Kingdom), Alejandro Rochin (Mexico), and Robert Tapper (Canada).

Referee Jack Reiss (Calif.) has drawn the plum assignment of working tonight’s WBC heavyweight championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Judges will…
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Weights from Hockessin, Delaware

Anthony Caputo Smith 199 vs. Prince Badi Ajamu 199
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Stefan Talabisco 268 vs. Dell Sefton 306
Brandon Mullins 167 vs. John Colvin 166
Schmelle Baldwin 167 vs. Crystal Byers ??
Vincent Kirkley 147 vs. Marquis Johnson 141
Jauvan John 160 vs. Anthony Miller 160
Maurice Horne 199 vs. Rahim Diggins 200
David Murray” 195 vs. Antwaun Taylor 197
Weusi Johnson 131 vs. Dan Murray 136

Venue: Hockessin PAL Center, Hockessin, DE
Promoter: Diane Fischer
Matchmaker: Nick Tiberi

Anthony Caputo Smith 199 vs. Prince Badi Ajamu 199 (WBF silver cruiserweight title ) Stefan Talabisco 268 vs. Dell Sefton 306 Brandon Mullins 167 vs. John Colvin 166 Schmelle Baldwin…
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Torres returns to ring tonight in Albuquerque

By David Finger

One of New Mexico’s most popular boxers will return to the ring today (December 1st) at the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex at the Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque as local boy Josh Torres (18-6-2, 10 KOs) looks to extend his three fight win streak against last minute sub Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (15-5, 11 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico. Continue reading “Torres returns to ring tonight in Albuquerque”

By David Finger One of New Mexico’s most popular boxers will return to the ring today (December 1st) at the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex at the Expo New Mexico…
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Weights from San Antonio

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Kendo Castaneda 139.5 vs Gilbert Venegas 143.5
Xavier Wilson 133 vs Gelacio Cruz 127.5
Luis Villareal 153.5 vs Michael Klekotta 155
Richard Medina 126.5 vs Jorge De Leon 126
David Godley 161.5 vs Washington Luiz 165
George Ramos 159 vs Steven Ramos 164
Dagoberto Navarez 165.5 vs Stetson Horne 166
Mathew Glover 286 vs Christopher Martinez 218

Venue: Scottish Rite Theatre, San Antonio, TX
Promoter: TMB & PRB Entertainment/Roy Jones Jr. Boxing
TV: Facebook Fightnight Live

Kendo Castaneda 139.5 vs Gilbert Venegas 143.5 Xavier Wilson 133 vs Gelacio Cruz 127.5 Luis Villareal 153.5 vs Michael Klekotta 155 Richard Medina 126.5 vs Jorge De Leon 126 David…
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Weights from Washington, DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card that will be held Saturday at the Entertainment And Sports Arena in Washington, DC (Photos by Daniel Cork)
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Tori Nelson 155.8 vs. Sanaa Turunen 158.2
(For Nelson’s UBF Middleweight title)

Kareem Martin 148 vs. Andrew Rodgers 149
Alexander Johnson 177.8 vs. Mengistu Zarzar 181.6
Sam Crossed 189.6 vs. Twon Smith 187.6
Antonio Magruder 147 vs. Matt Murphy 144.8
George Harris 218 vs. Lamar Lewis 235.2
Jordan White 128 vs. Ndira Spearman 128.2
Kiante Irving 163.4 vs. George Sheppard 163.8

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By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card that will be held Saturday at the Entertainment And Sports Arena in Washington, DC…
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Weights from Puerto Rico

By Robert Coster

Santiago Vs Barros
Photo: Fernando Gaztambide

Alfredo Santiago 135 vs. Jonathan Victor Barros 134.5
Jonathan Lopez 117 vs. Jose Rodriguez 117
Abimael Ortiz 122 vs. Alexis Santiago 122
Steve Ruidaz 135 vs. Ange Lopez,135
Oscar Marrero 111 vs. Jesus Soler,111
Emmanuel Morales 139 vs. Adrian Martinez,140
Christian Lebron 138 vs. Jonathan de la Paz 128

Venue: Pedro ‘Perucho’ Cepeda Ballpark, Cataño, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Fresh Productions (Juan Orengo)

By Robert Coster Alfredo Santiago 135 vs. Jonathan Victor Barros 134.5 Jonathan Lopez 117 vs. Jose Rodriguez 117 Abimael Ortiz 122 vs. Alexis Santiago 122 Steve Ruidaz 135 vs. Ange…
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Hindu Espinoza crushes Vargas in two

WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Yeison Vargas (17-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Espinoza brutally dropped Vargas three times in round two to end it.

Unbeaten super welterweight Derrieck Cuevas (19-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott (31-15, 22 KOs). Cuevas dropped Prescott hard at the tail end of round one. “Khanqueror” Prescott beat the count on very unsteady legs, then proceeded to go the full ten. No scores were announced.

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WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Yeison Vargas (17-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at the Hard Rock…
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