Weights from San Antonio

Kendo Castaneda 140 vs. Rudy Bernardo 140
Xavier Wilson 134.6 vs. John Arellano 138.4
Joseph Rodriguez 138.4 vs. Darryl Hayes 134
Henry Arredondo 127.6 vs. Jahaziel Vazquez 127.2
Raymond Guajardo 151.4 vs. Leonardo Mendez 149.5
Juan Rodriguez 148 vs. Jerrico Walton 149
Alexis Camacho 158.8 vs. Rich Graham 160.4

Venue: Cowboy Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr (RJJ)/Leija*Battah
Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Kendo Castaneda 140 vs. Rudy Bernardo 140 Xavier Wilson 134.6 vs. John Arellano 138.4 Joseph Rodriguez 138.4 vs. Darryl Hayes 134 Henry Arredondo 127.6 vs. Jahaziel Vazquez 127.2 Raymond Guajardo…
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Menayothin vs. Fukuhara rescheduled

Unbeaten WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (52-0, 18 KOs) had planned to defend his crown on March 29 against Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara (21-6-6, 7 KOs), but the date has now been changed. The highly anticipated rematch will be in Chonburi, Thailand on April 24.

For Menayothin, this fight will be the eleventh defense of the world title he won in November 2014, when he stopped Oswaldo Novoa. For Fukuhara this is a great opportunity because in the first fight he had against Wanheng was very competitive.

Unbeaten WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (52-0, 18 KOs) had planned to defend his crown on March 29 against Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara (21-6-6, 7 KOs), but the date has now…
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David Price: I’ve got to destroy Kash Ali

6’8 heavyweight David Price has admitted that he needs to “destroy” undefeated Kash Ali at The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday if he wants to keep his name relevant.
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“I think I need to make a bit of a statement,” said Price. “With the Tom Little fight being stopped the way it did, I need to show people that I’m still a force to be reckoned with. If I want to keep my name out there I’ve to be destroying Kash Ali, and that’s exactly what I’m expecting to do. I’m looking to get rid of him in style to show everyone that I mean business. Continue reading “David Price: I’ve got to destroy Kash Ali”

6’8 heavyweight David Price has admitted that he needs to “destroy” undefeated Kash Ali at The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday if he wants to keep his name…
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Rocky Martinez returns Friday

Just days before the next edition of “A Puño Limpio”, former three-time WBO 130lb champion Román “Rocky” Martínez is ready to fight this Friday at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs) is facing Nicaraguan William Gonzalez (30-10, 26 KOs) in a ten-rounder at 135 pounds. Martinez, who reigned by the WBO at 130 pounds from 2009 to 2010, 2011 to 2013 and 2014 to 2016, has not fought since June 2016 when he lost by KO to Vasiliy Lomachenko.

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“I feel very happy to fight again after three years. People will say that ‘Rocky has not done anything, but I’ve kept on sparring myself. Believe me, if I was not in shape, I would not fight,” said Martinez.

Just days before the next edition of “A Puño Limpio”, former three-time WBO 130lb champion Román “Rocky” Martínez is ready to fight this Friday at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum…
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Farmer to be named “2018 Philly Fighter of the Year” at Briscoe Awards

IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer, won three championship bouts in 2018, and when it came to deciding the “2018 Philly Fighter of the Year” Briscoe Award, Farmer proved to be unbeatable. In fan voting, Tevin led the field of nominees to earn the top honor at the Briscoe Awards, which will be presented on April, 14, 2019, at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia.
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“It’s an honor, Farmer said about being named the “Philly Fighter of the Year”. “I say it’s an honor because we have a lot of great fighters in Philadelphia. Anybody could have gotten this award, but I got it. That’s big.” Continue reading “Farmer to be named “2018 Philly Fighter of the Year” at Briscoe Awards”

IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer, won three championship bouts in 2018, and when it came to deciding the “2018 Philly Fighter of the Year” Briscoe Award, Farmer proved to…
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Prograis: I just can’t wait to get it on

In exactly one month American Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs), the WBC 140lb Diamond champion, will be battling Belarus’ WBA title-holder Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) in the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Tuesday afternoon the New Orleans native, who is now living and training in Houston, entered the pre-fight press conference at the Cajundome oozing confidence on the top of a fire truck.

“I’m very excited to be here,” said Prograis who will be giving free tickets to first responders to attend the fight. “It’s like perfect here in Lafayette because it is the middle ground between New Orleans and Houston, my two homes. I just can’t wait to get it on! Continue reading “Prograis: I just can’t wait to get it on”

In exactly one month American Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs), the WBC 140lb Diamond champion, will be battling Belarus’ WBA title-holder Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) in the WBSS super-lightweight…
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Moloney takes aim at WBA title

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #3 super flyweight Andrew Moloney was happy with his stoppage victory over WBA #2 Miguel Gonzalez in round eight in their WBA Eliminator last Friday in San Francisco de Mostaza, Chile, and is now looking forward to challenging for the WBA super flyweight title.

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“Gonzalez was a good fighter,” said Moloney “He was better than I thought in honesty and produced a career-best display…I thought I was going to stop him to the body going in but the shot that stopped him was the shot we had been working on in the gym and it paid off in great style. After a knockdown was scored against me for slipping, I knew I had to take it out of the judges’ hands so I did and I was delighted with the victory.” Continue reading “Moloney takes aim at WBA title”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #3 super flyweight Andrew Moloney was happy with his stoppage victory over WBA #2 Miguel Gonzalez in round eight in their WBA…
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Final arrangements for Jimmy Williams

Famed trainer and FBHOF inaugural Class of 2009 Inductee Jimmy Williams, 91, passed away last Friday. If you’d like to say farewell to this great man of the sweet science, viewing is Friday March 29, from 5PM-8PM at Wilson Funeral Home 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida. Service is at 2pm Saturday March 30, at Exciting Faith Alive Church 5705 E. 32nd Ave. Tampa. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the gofundme.com/jimmy-Williams.

Famed trainer and FBHOF inaugural Class of 2009 Inductee Jimmy Williams, 91, passed away last Friday. If you’d like to say farewell to this great man of the sweet science,…
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Ricardo Mayorga to fight debuting amateur star

Former world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (32-11-1. 26 KOs) will return on April 6 to face pro-debuting amateur star Lester Martinez in Guatemala. The agreed weight for the bout will be at 170 pounds.

The 46-year-old Mayorga has vowed to knock out Martinez in the first round.

23-year-old Martinez, who won a gold medal in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games and is being trained by Boxing Hall of Famer Nacho Beristain, says he’s not intimidated by Mayorga and will “beat him clearly.”

Former world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (32-11-1. 26 KOs) will return on April 6 to face pro-debuting amateur star Lester Martinez in Guatemala. The agreed weight for the bout…
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The future is now for David Price

6’8 2008 Olympic bronze medalist David Price (23-6, 19 KOs) returns Saturday against unbeaten heavyweight Kash Ali (15-0, 7 KOs) on the Liam Smith vs. Sam Eggington undercard at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. This will be the popular Price’s first fight in his hometown for nearly there years as he looks to make a fresh charge on the heavyweight division one fight at a time.

“For too long I was looking too far ahead and hoping for a big fight with one of the champions, but the time has come where I can’t do that,” Price told Sky Sports. “I’ve lost six times and no promoter is going to sit down with me and give me a long-term plan where I can be guided to such an opportunity. I’ve just got to take it one fight at a time, keep on winning, and then see where that takes me.”

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6’8 2008 Olympic bronze medalist David Price (23-6, 19 KOs) returns Saturday against unbeaten heavyweight Kash Ali (15-0, 7 KOs) on the Liam Smith vs. Sam Eggington undercard at the…
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Conor McGregor retires

Super welterweight Conor McGregor (0-1) announced his retirement on Tuesday. Mainly known as an MMA star, McGregor crossed over into boxing in 2017 for a bout against Floyd Mayweather. With 4.3 million PPV buys, the event was the second-biggest selling boxing PPV in history. Mayweather TKO’d McGregor in the 10th round.

The only PPV to eclipse Mayweather-McGregor was Mayweather-Pacquiao with 4.6 million buys. Pacman has been trying to goad Mayweather back into the ring for a rematch.

Super welterweight Conor McGregor (0-1) announced his retirement on Tuesday. Mainly known as an MMA star, McGregor crossed over into boxing in 2017 for a bout against Floyd Mayweather. With…
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Ex-champ Samuel Peter continues comeback

Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter will continue his comeback on the non-televised portion of the Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer card on April 13 from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Peter (37-6, 30 KOs) will take on Mario Heredia (15-6-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round matchup.

After more than two years of inactivity, the 38-year-old Peter quietly won his first comeback fight by first round KO against Gerardo Escobar (2-22, 1 KO) on February 22 at Cheer’s Bar in Tijuana.

Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter will continue his comeback on the non-televised portion of the Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer card on April 13 from Boardwalk…
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Khan: I know I can beat Crawford

10:1 underdog Amir “King” Khan says he’s confident he’ll upset WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford when they clash for the world title on April 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“We are training hard and sparring hard,” said Khan today during a conference call with reporters. “I know Terence is up there with the best pound-for-pound fighters and I respect what he has done. I am not taking this fight lightly. But I know I can win this fight with my boxing skills, being smart and cause an upset. When I am an underdog, I perform at my best!”

10:1 underdog Amir “King” Khan says he’s confident he’ll upset WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford when they clash for the world title on April 20 at Madison Square Garden…
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Pulev taking heat for kissing reporter

IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat Pulev has issued a statement explaining his actions at the conclusion of an interview with a female reporter.

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The reporter’s outlet, the Vegas Sports Daily, issued a statement calling the incident “completely blindsiding and unwarranted and we share in her shock, hurt, embarrassment and general outrage.”

IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat Pulev has issued a statement explaining his actions at the conclusion of an interview with a female reporter. The reporter’s outlet, the Vegas Sports Daily, issued…
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Dubois: Lartey before Joyce

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois insists he has got a job to do first before turning his attention towards a British title showdown against Joe Joyce.

The British Boxing Board of Control last week mandated Dubois (10-0) and the 2016 Olympic silver medallist Joyce (8-0) to fight for the coveted British heavyweight championship and notified both parties that negotiations should commence for the staging of the blockbuster battle. Continue reading “Dubois: Lartey before Joyce”

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois insists he has got a job to do first before turning his attention towards a British title showdown against Joe Joyce. The British Boxing Board of Control…
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Garcia-Lyimo headlines March 30 Delaware card

By Rick Scharmberg

Ismael Garcia (10-0-1, 4 KOs) will face Fabian Lyimo (23-8-2, 15 KOs) in the super welterweight main event on Saturday, March 30 at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Garcia, of Vineland, New Jersey, will be fighting for the first time in over 2 years. In his last bout, Garcia drew with hard punching Tyrone Brunson. Lyimo, of Tanzania, will be fighting for just the second time in the USA. The card is being promoted by Dee Lee Promotions, with Nick Tiberi doing the matchmaking. Continue reading “Garcia-Lyimo headlines March 30 Delaware card”

By Rick Scharmberg Ismael Garcia (10-0-1, 4 KOs) will face Fabian Lyimo (23-8-2, 15 KOs) in the super welterweight main event on Saturday, March 30 at the Hockessin PAL Center…
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Paez, Garcia in tough in Argentina

Two Zanfer stars are headed to Argentina for tough fights on Saturday at Club Huracán in Buenos Aires.

Welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (40-12-2, 24 KOs) takes on unbeaten 22-year-old Gustavo Daniel “El Electrico” Lemos (20-0-0, 10 KOs). The son of former world champion Jorge “Maromero” Paez has some natural abilities, but desperately needs a win after losing his last three fights.

Also, the popular former female bantamweight champion Irma “Torbellino” García (19-3-1, 3 KOs) will challenge WBO champion Daniela Romina “Bonita” Bermúdez (24-3-3, 7 KOs) in a difficult fight. Bermúdez is a three-division champion who has wins over Marcela Eliana “Tigresa” Acuña, Mariana Juárez (in Mexico) and Tomomi Takano (in Japan). Continue reading “Paez, Garcia in tough in Argentina”

Two Zanfer stars are headed to Argentina for tough fights on Saturday at Club Huracán in Buenos Aires. Welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (40-12-2, 24 KOs) takes on unbeaten 22-year-old Gustavo…
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Prašovićz featured Friday in Montengro

Unbeaten WBO #14 ranked cruiserweight Dilan Prašovićz (10-0, 8 KOs) continues his climb towards a world title opportunity. Prašovićz of Montenegro will take on the heavy-handed Juan Ezequiel Basualdo (11-3-1, 10 KOs) of Argentina this Friday. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO intercontinental cruiserweight title at stake. The site location will be the Splendid Grand Prix in Budva, Montenegro. Continue reading “Prašovićz featured Friday in Montengro”

Unbeaten WBO #14 ranked cruiserweight Dilan Prašovićz (10-0, 8 KOs) continues his climb towards a world title opportunity. Prašovićz of Montenegro will take on the heavy-handed Juan Ezequiel Basualdo (11-3-1,…
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Almonte faces Munoz March 31

By Robert Coster

22-year-old Dominican bantamweight prospect Junior Almonte (11-0, 8 KOs) is facing countryman Angelo Munoz (18-15, 13 KOs) in Santiago, Dominican Republic, on March 31th. The baby-faced Almonte, nicknamed “Bombita” (Little Bomb) is a favorite to win the Prospect of the Year award.

In another bout, Armin Mrkanovic (9-3, 4 KOs) of Bosnia will go against Dominican veteran Wilmer Mejia (22-10-3, 16 KOs) for the WBA Fedecaribe cruiserweight title. Continue reading “Almonte faces Munoz March 31”

By Robert Coster 22-year-old Dominican bantamweight prospect Junior Almonte (11-0, 8 KOs) is facing countryman Angelo Munoz (18-15, 13 KOs) in Santiago, Dominican Republic, on March 31th. The baby-faced Almonte,…
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WBC: Dirrell-Benavidez, winner fights Yildirim

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, from Mexico, held a press conference at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, to announce that the WBC super middleweight division ruling has been set.
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WBC champion Anthony Dirrell will fight WBC champion in recess David Benavidez with Avni Yildirim participating on the same card. The winner between Dirrell and Benavidez will fight next against Yildirim. Continue reading “WBC: Dirrell-Benavidez, winner fights Yildirim”

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, from Mexico, held a press conference at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, to announce that the WBC super middleweight division ruling has been set. WBC…
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Boxing Buzz

Southpaw featherweight Donald Smith (8-0, 5 KOs) recently signed a contract to join Peltz Boxing Promotions. He returns Saturday evening at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia against Jose Antonio Martinez (11-17, 6 K0s) in a six-rounder.
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Super middleweight Kalvin “Hot Sauce” Henderson (11-0, 7 KOs) has signed a promotional contract with Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions, plus he has also signed an extension with manager Shane Shapiro of No Limit Mindset.
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Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions has signed WBA Pan African super middleweight beltholder Patrick Mukala (11-1-1, 10 KOs). The 25-year-old Mukala hails from the Democratic Republic of
The Congo (formerly known as Zaire).
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Southpaw featherweight Donald Smith (8-0, 5 KOs) recently signed a contract to join Peltz Boxing Promotions. He returns Saturday evening at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia against Jose Antonio…
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Saunders-Isufi for WBO interim title now

Billy Joe Saunders will fight WBO #1 Shefat Isufi for the WBO interim super middleweight world title on May 18 at The Lamex Stadium, home of Stevenage Football Club. For Saunders, this will represent a first professional fight on home turf in Hertfordshire, with the 29-year-old southpaw stylist hailing from nearby Hatfield.

Saunders was initially set to fight for the full WBO world championship against Isufi following the planned move of the champion Gilberto Ramirez to light heavyweight. After notifying the governing body of his intention to leave the division, Zurdo later retracted his statement, although he will fight for the first time at light heavyweight on April 12 in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Saunders-Isufi for WBO interim title now”

Billy Joe Saunders will fight WBO #1 Shefat Isufi for the WBO interim super middleweight world title on May 18 at The Lamex Stadium, home of Stevenage Football Club. For…
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Jarrett Hurd vs. J-Rock Williams kickoff press event

Photos: Mike Greenhill

Unified and undefeated IBF and WBA 154-pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd and top contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams previewed their recently announced showdown at a press conference Sunday before they meet in primetime on FOX May 11 at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Jarrett Hurd: “I’m going to be victorious on May 11. I’m looking for a decisive win. I’m not saying I’m going to to get the stoppage, but it will be convincing that it went my way.”

Julian Williams: “I think I’m going to win in a classic. We’re probably going to have to do it a second time it’ll be so good.”

Continue reading “Jarrett Hurd vs. J-Rock Williams kickoff press event”

Photos: Mike Greenhill Unified and undefeated IBF and WBA 154-pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd and top contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams previewed their recently announced showdown at a press conference Sunday…
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Pacquiao fans want Floyd rematch

WBA welterweight Manny Pacquiao recently posted a poll on his Twitter account. After 80,448 votes, an overwhelming majority voted for Manny to seek a rematch against retired archrival Floyd Mayweather. Also notable was the absence of the names of Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. in the voting.

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WBA welterweight Manny Pacquiao recently posted a poll on his Twitter account. After 80,448 votes, an overwhelming majority voted for Manny to seek a rematch against retired archrival Floyd Mayweather.…
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No easy comeback for Ray Robinson Saturday

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Veteran Philadelphia welterweight, “The New” Ray Robinson, 24-3, 12 KOs, faces another stern test Saturday night, when he takes on undefeated, Lithuanian puncher Egidijus Kavaliauskas, 21-0, 17 KOs, in a scheduled 10-rounder at South Philly’s 2300 Arena.

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The fight is the co-feature bout on a nationally televised doubleheader headlined by light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk, in his first title defense since taking the title from Adonis Stevenson in December. The Ukrainian champ fights Doudou Ngumbu in a 12-round WBC championship bout. These two fights will be telecast by ESPN, beginning at 10 PM. The rest of the card, will stream live on ESPN+. Continue reading “No easy comeback for Ray Robinson Saturday”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Veteran Philadelphia welterweight, “The New” Ray Robinson, 24-3, 12 KOs, faces another stern test Saturday night, when he takes on undefeated, Lithuanian puncher Egidijus Kavaliauskas,…
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