Hoy fights Gonzalez on Thursday

By Robert Coster

Unbeaten British flyweight Charlie Hoy (14-0, 9 KOs), ranked 7th by the WBA, is defending his WBA Fedelatin title this Thursday against Albert Gonzalez (9-5-1, 6 KOs) of Venezuela in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The diminutive (5’3″),crowd-pleasing Briton, based in Miami, has developed a fan base in the Dominican Republic where he has fought six times. When he is not fighting, Hoy drives a taxi in London.

For his part, Venezuelan Gonzalez has a deceptive record, having won 7 of his last 8 fights and holds a knockout victory over WBC Latino Champion Luis Alberto Rios. “I’m not taking him lightly, says Hoy, considering that he has turned his career around. Boxers like that are always dangerous.” Continue reading “Hoy fights Gonzalez on Thursday”

By Robert Coster Unbeaten British flyweight Charlie Hoy (14-0, 9 KOs), ranked 7th by the WBA, is defending his WBA Fedelatin title this Thursday against Albert Gonzalez (9-5-1, 6 KOs)…
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Saito stops Kikuchi, wins Japanese 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Perennial contender, Vito Antuofermo stylist JBC#2 Yuta Saito (11-9-3, 8 KOs), 118, finally acquired the “cursed” Japanese bantamweight belt when he launched a fierce opening attack and battered #3 Eita Kikuchi (20-6-4, 8 KOs), 118, to the punch, prompting the ref Fukuchi’s intervention at 2:33 of the second round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

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Why is the national 118-pound championship called “cursed” by aficionados and scribes? It’s because the title bout had been cancelled three times in succession. (1) In January, defending titlist Ryo Akaho, probably because of his unsuccessful reduction of weight as previously, failed to appear the weigh-in and fight mandatory challenger Yusuke Suzuki. (2) Instead, a title go between Suzuki and former world challenger Suguru Muranaka was planned, but Suzuki suffered an injury to be unable to participate therein. (3) In June, a title bout for the vacant belt between Muranaka and Saito was pitifully cancelled again as the former couldn’t make weight. Some cynic people said, “The bantam belt would be vacant forever.” Continue reading “Saito stops Kikuchi, wins Japanese 118lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Perennial contender, Vito Antuofermo stylist JBC#2 Yuta Saito (11-9-3, 8 KOs), 118, finally acquired the “cursed” Japanese bantamweight belt when he launched a…
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Loeffler: Oscar, Canelo owe GGG another apology

Tom Loeffler, promoter of undefeated world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has called out the team of Canelo Alvarez and specifically, its promoter Oscar De La Hoya. On a video recently posted on YouTube, De La Hoya claimed Golovkin doesn’t want the national anthems played before the September 15 rematch between Golovkin and Alvarez.

“I have no idea what Oscar is talking about but it is not true,” said Loeffler. “The truth is Team Golovkin had requested that the national anthems of Kazakhstan, Mexico and the United States be sung before the pay-per-view telecast began so that we could proceed with the fights seamlessly and uninterrupted. HBO supported this position and has always preferred that the anthems take place before the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast begins. To suggest that Gennady is unpatriotic and has no respect for the anthems of his Kazakhstan, Mexico or the U.S., where Gennady resides in southern California, is patently false. Oscar and Canelo owe Gennady yet another apology. This is just another example of why Gennady never believes anything from Canelo’s side.”

Tom Loeffler, promoter of undefeated world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has called out the team of Canelo Alvarez and specifically, its promoter Oscar De La Hoya. On a video…
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Inside The Kronk Gym

A look inside the legendary Kronk Gym as it is once again becoming the training destination for top talent from around the world. World rated light Heavyweight Umar Salamov, world rated super middleweight Aslambek Idigov and undefeated heavyweight Apti Davtaev prepare for their upcoming fights. Directed by Terrell Groggins a series of short docs titled “Bringing Life Back to Detroit Boxing.”

A look inside the legendary Kronk Gym as it is once again becoming the training destination for top talent from around the world. World rated light Heavyweight Umar Salamov, world…
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Martz clobbers Carmack

Former NABF Heavyweight champ, 6’8, 251 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (17-6, 14KOs) destroyed Richard Carmack (15-14, 12KOs) on Sunday at The Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Martz used his superior reach to keep Carmack on the outside eating jabs throughout the first stanza. In the second round, Martz used effective combinations and body shots to put Carmack down for the count. Once Carmack arose, Martz dropped his opponent with a brutal left hook to the body finishing Carmack for good at 2:59 of the second round earning the KO victory in the scheduled 8 round regional title. Continue reading “Martz clobbers Carmack”

Former NABF Heavyweight champ, 6’8, 251 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (17-6, 14KOs) destroyed Richard Carmack (15-14, 12KOs) on Sunday at The Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia.…
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Ex-WBO 105lb champ Yamanaka retires

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Former WBO 105-pound champion Ryuya Yamanaka (16-3, 5 KOs), still 23, made an official announcement to retire from ring activity on Saturday in Kobe, Japan. Ryuya forfeited his belt in his second defense against hard-punching Filipino Vic Saludar on points this July. As he complained of a headache afterward, he was rushed to hospital, where a brain hemorrhage was detected though he then didn’t need a brain surgery. The safety code of the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) stipulates that once a boxer should be found of brain hemorrhage—regardless of slight or heavy—he should hang up gloves for good. His manager Masato Yamashita of Shinsei Gym pitifully said, “Ryuya was a man based on his constant efforts that carried him to a world belt. His diligence and dedication were a role model for young boxers.”
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Though it might be a sad news, Ryuya’s mother Rie, 47, wholeheartedly welcomed his early retirement although he once promised his mother to buy a house for his family. Continue reading “Ex-WBO 105lb champ Yamanaka retires”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Boxing Beat Former WBO 105-pound champion Ryuya Yamanaka (16-3, 5 KOs), still 23, made an official announcement to retire from ring activity on Saturday in Kobe,…
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Estrada-Orucuta Public Workout

Photos: Tom Hogan/360 Promotions

Superfly 3 fight week events kicked off in grand style on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles as boxing fans and media flooded into the legendary Azteca Boxing Gym to watch the final preparations of Mexican rivals Juan Francisco ‘El Gallo’ Estrada and Felipe ‘Gallito’ Orucuta just six days prior to their main event showdown on Saturday, September 8 at the ‘Fabulous Forum’ and televised on HBO.
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The fight week workouts at the gym for the fans and media are a historical tradition favored by ‘El Grand Campeon Mexicano’ Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Joining Estrada and Orucuta was promoter Tom Loeffler of 360 Promotions. Continue reading “Estrada-Orucuta Public Workout”

Photos: Tom Hogan/360 Promotions Superfly 3 fight week events kicked off in grand style on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles as boxing fans and media flooded into the legendary Azteca…
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Estrada-Orucuta public workout today

Former world flyweight champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada and his opponent Felipe “El Gallito” Orucuta will take part in a public training session, pose for photos and sign autographs for fans today (September 2) at the Azteca Gym in Bell, California. They clash for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight crown on Saturday (September 8) at the Forum in Inglewood in a bout televised by HBO. The festivities start at noon. The Azteca Gym is located at 3817 Gage Avenue.

Former world flyweight champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada and his opponent Felipe “El Gallito” Orucuta will take part in a public training session, pose for photos and sign autographs…
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Floyd Mayweather makes in rain in AC

By TMZSports.com

So, Floyd Mayweather walked into a strip club with a backpack filled with $50k cash … and wanna guess what happened next? Yeah, it RAINED in New Jersey!!! TMZ Sports has footage of the boxing champ’s recent trip to Scores Atlantic City … where Floyd was spotted throwing massive wads of cash out of his bag while vibin’ to Lil Wayne’s “Cannon.” Get this … we’re told Floyd threw SO much money, the cleaning crew found thousands of leftover bills all over the place the next morning — from the ceiling vents to the furniture.

And, if that’s not enough money spent, we’re told Floyd and his crew ate at Robert’s Steakhouse earlier that night … and bought a $5k bottle of Louis XIII cognac for his table (dude doesn’t even drink, he just likes his friends THAT much.)

By TMZSports.com So, Floyd Mayweather walked into a strip club with a backpack filled with $50k cash … and wanna guess what happened next? Yeah, it RAINED in New Jersey!!!…
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Oosthuizen is back with win

By Ron Jackson

Using his height and reach to full advantage, Tommy Oosthuizen scored a majority 12 round points decision over Thabiso Mchunu to claim the African Boxing Union cruiserweight title in an all southpaw clash at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. The scores were 115-113 twice and 114-114. Using the perimeter of the ring Oosthuizen (88.75kg) used his accurate right jab to outscore Mchunu (89.70kg) through the first four rounds. The much shorter Mchunu fought the wrong fight as failed to get in close and score to the body and battled with Oosthuizen’s style However, as Oosthuizen began to tire in the later rounds Mchunu began to score with the right jab and caught him with some solid shots to the chin and head on occasions. Even though Mchunu managed to close the gap it was not enough as Oosthuizen won the fight against the odds despite his long absence from the ring and personal problems. It is now possible that Oosthuizen will challenge fellow South African Kevin Lerena for his IBO cruiserweight belt.

Ryno Liebenberg proved too strong for Alfonso Tissen and won on a fifth round stoppage against the gutsy Alfonso Tissen to claim the vacant African Boxing Union super-middleweight title. Time was 1:48.

By Ron Jackson Using his height and reach to full advantage, Tommy Oosthuizen scored a majority 12 round points decision over Thabiso Mchunu to claim the African Boxing Union cruiserweight…
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Juarez beats Sanchez, move closer to title shot

Super bantamweight contender César “Corazón” Juárez (23-6, 17 KOs) did all he could to stop Jorge “Búfalo” Sanchez (19-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night, but in the end he had to settle for a ten round unanimous decision victory at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. The judges’ scorecards favored Juarez 99-91, 100-90 and 98-92, as he continued his drive for another world title shot.

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“I was a little frustrated not to knock out the Panamanian,” said Juarez. “I was surprised that he took all my power shots, but the important thing is that we won and we’ll go for the world title eliminator!”

Super bantamweight contender César “Corazón” Juárez (23-6, 17 KOs) did all he could to stop Jorge “Búfalo” Sanchez (19-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night, but in the end he had…
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Cintron shuts out Melendez in San Juan

Unbeaten super flyweight Jeyvier Cintrón (8-0, 4 KOs) won by unanimous ten round decision over Francisco Alonso Meléndez (15-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Judges voted 100-90, 100-90 and 100-90 for Cintrón over Meléndez, who bled profusely from his nose from round one. The WBO Latino title was on the line. Continue reading “Cintron shuts out Melendez in San Juan”

Unbeaten super flyweight Jeyvier Cintrón (8-0, 4 KOs) won by unanimous ten round decision over Francisco Alonso Meléndez (15-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel…
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Guevara scores 11th round TKO over Sanchez

Former world champion Pedro Guevara (32-3-1, 18 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, defeated countryman and local favorite Roberto “Tornadito” Sanchez (17-2, 11 KOs) by eleventh round TKO in a super flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Expo in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. The fight was closely contested after 4 as all three judges had Guevara ahead 39-37. The fight may have been even had it not been for Sanchez being deducted a point for a headbutt that left Guevara cut above his right eye in round 2. Guevara begin to show his class and precision punching hurting Sanchez to the body in rounds 5 and 6. Round 7 was an exciting one and the fighters had various heated exchanges that Guevara got the better of. Sanchez at one point was forced to hold on to avoid going down. After 8 the official scorecards were 79-73 twice and 78-75 all in favor to Guevara. Sanchez did not answer the bell for round 11 leaving Guevara the TKO winner. Guevara won the vacant World Boxing Council FECARBOX title. Continue reading “Guevara scores 11th round TKO over Sanchez”

Former world champion Pedro Guevara (32-3-1, 18 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, defeated countryman and local favorite Roberto “Tornadito” Sanchez (17-2, 11 KOs) by eleventh round TKO in a super…
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Kingry Garcia struggles to maj. decision win

Unbeaten WBO #4, WBA #9 junior lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia piled up an early lead. Morales rocked Garcia in rounds seven and eight, but it was too little too late. Scores were 98-92, 95-95, 98-92.

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Ryan Garcia: “Morales a great fighter, and this fight showed me what I need to work on. I felt it was closer than what the scorecards had. It was a great fight. I felt I could have done more. I got a little winded by the end, but Morales came to fight. I’m young, and time is on my side. I will work on my craft and will be ready for anybody. Much respect goes to Morales. He was a game fighter.”

Carlos Morales: “He [Garcia] was holding too much. Overall I feel I gave a good performance. He was a tough opponent. He’s young and fast. He has some pop, but he doesn’t hit that hard. I felt I won the fight.” Continue reading “Kingry Garcia struggles to maj. decision win”

Unbeaten WBO #4, WBA #9 junior lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Jacobs-Derevyanchenko Ticket Alert

Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) will clash for the vacant IBF World Middleweight Title and Alberto Machado (20-0, 16 KOs) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight Title against Yuandale Evans (20-1, 14 KOs on Saturday, October 27 at the Hulu Theater from Madison Square Garden in New York. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO.

Jacobs, fighting out of Brooklyn, N.Y., is in hot form having taken the unbeaten records of Luis Arias and Maciej Sulecki in his last two outings at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island and Barclays Center, Brooklyn respectively, punctuating his win over Sulecki with a knockdown in the final session. The ‘Miracle Man’ is gunning to regain his world champion status having lost his WBA crown to Kazakh star Gennady Golovkin in a tight unification tussle in March 2017 in New York, and with Golovkin and Mexican hero Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez meeting in a rematch in September, Jacobs is hunting down the winner. Continue reading “Jacobs-Derevyanchenko Ticket Alert”

Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) will clash for the vacant IBF World Middleweight Title and Alberto Machado (20-0, 16 KOs) will defend his WBA…
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“The Mountain” Martz Headlines at Mountaineer

Former NABF Heavyweight champ, 6’8, 250 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (16-6, 13KOs) returns to the ring on Sunday at The Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia for the annual Labor Day Eve event. Headlining the main event, Martz will face 350 pound Richard Carmack (15-13, 12KOs) over 8 rounds for a regional heavyweight title.

In the co-feature, junior middleweight Justin Steave (9-1, 4KOs) battles veteran Rick Graham (5-20, 2KOs) over 6 rounds, while undefeated lightweight Brandun Lee (10-0, 8Kos) meets journeyman Jorge Luis Munguia (13-13, 5KOs) in another 6 rounder. Continue reading ““The Mountain” Martz Headlines at Mountaineer”

Former NABF Heavyweight champ, 6’8, 250 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (16-6, 13KOs) returns to the ring on Sunday at The Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia for…
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“Gallo” Estrada ready for Orucuta

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Former world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada has wrapped up the toughest stage of his training in Hermosillo, where he sparred twelve intense rounds. He looked powerful, precise and very fast. He also was within the limit at the seven-day pre-weigh-in. Estrada (36-3, 25 KOs) will face Felipe Orucuta (36-4, 30 KOs) next Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood in an HBO-televised fight.
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“The camp in Jiquipilco, State of Mexico, we did for five weeks and it went very well. I feel very strong and very well conditioned. I know Orocuta will be a very tough, very demanding opponent, so we’re prepared to go to war for 12 rounds,” stated a perspiring Estrada, who arrived yesterday in Hermosillo for a two day stop where he didn’t neglect his preparation. Continue reading ““Gallo” Estrada ready for Orucuta”

Photos: Zanfer Former world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada has wrapped up the toughest stage of his training in Hermosillo, where he sparred twelve intense rounds. He looked powerful, precise…
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Annual Chicago Boxing Reunion

The 4th Annual Chicago Boxers Reunion was held on Friday night at the Windy City Gym in downtown Chicago. The event, which is put on by Vince “Rock” Hudson (founder of the Chicago Boxing Brotherhood), attracted future Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame candidates and prominent names in Chicago boxing.
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Among those in attendance were boxers Sugar Ray Seales, Montell Griffin, David Diaz, Leroy Murphy, Alfonso Ratliff, Luke Capuano, Joey Ruiz, Luis Mateo and Bernard Hightower.

Most of the introductions and speaking were done by Al Bernstein and Steve Corbo. Continue reading “Annual Chicago Boxing Reunion”

The 4th Annual Chicago Boxers Reunion was held on Friday night at the Windy City Gym in downtown Chicago. The event, which is put on by Vince “Rock” Hudson (founder…
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“Melo” Lopez beats Cardenas for NABA title

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (16-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua decisioned Jose Cardenas (16-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico to win the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) NABA title on Friday night at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cardenas gave Lopez his toughest test as a professional. He never hurt Lopez but showed him a lot of different angles with his movement. Lopez was the aggressor throughout the bout and showed he could go ten strong rounds applying pressure and cutting off the distance. The official scores were 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all for Lopez. Continue reading ““Melo” Lopez beats Cardenas for NABA title”

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (16-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua decisioned Jose Cardenas (16-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico to win the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) NABA title on…
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Weights from Ciudad Obregon

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Pedro Guevara 113.30 vs Roberto Sánchez 113.30
Karim ‘Traviesito’ Arce 119.90 vs Alexander Muñoz 119.90
Lindolfo Delgado 140.80 vs Ricardo Rico 144.10
Jose Vega 121.45 vs Eduardo Núñez 123.20

Venue: Palenque de la Expo de Ciudad Obregón,
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

By Gabriel F. Cordero Pedro Guevara 113.30 vs Roberto Sánchez 113.30 Karim ‘Traviesito’ Arce 119.90 vs Alexander Muñoz 119.90 Lindolfo Delgado 140.80 vs Ricardo Rico 144.10 Jose Vega 121.45 vs…
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Weights from Indio, Calif

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Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Ryan Garcia 134.4 vs. Carlos Morales 134.2
Marvin Cabrera 154 vs. Neeco Macias 153.8
Patrick Teixeira 155.6 vs. Nathaniel Gallimores 155.8
Kevin Ventura 134.2 vs. Eduardo Reyeso 135
Alex Rincon 155.4 vs. Osbaldo GONZALEz 157.8
George Rincon 139.4 vs. Daniel Perales 139.2
Sergey Lubkovich 148.2 vs. Juan Ruiz 149

Venue: Fantasy Springs, Indio Calid
Promoter: Golden Boy
Stream: Facebook

Ryan Garcia 134.4 vs. Carlos Morales 134.2 Marvin Cabrera 154 vs. Neeco Macias 153.8 Patrick Teixeira 155.6 vs. Nathaniel Gallimores 155.8 Kevin Ventura 134.2 vs. Eduardo Reyeso 135 Alex Rincon…
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Weights from Tijuana

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César Juárez 122 vs. Jorge Sánchez 122.3
Jose B. Quirino 120.1 vs. Israel Rodríguez Picazo 120.1
Omar Aguilar 140 vs. Guillermo García 140
Melissa Esquivel 123 vs. Jacqueline Camacho 123.4
Endry Saavedra 160.2 vs. Elvis Bravo 160.2
Albert Ramírez 174 vs. Carlos Chávez 180

Venue: Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, BC, Mx
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

César Juárez 122 vs. Jorge Sánchez 122.3 Jose B. Quirino 120.1 vs. Israel Rodríguez Picazo 120.1 Omar Aguilar 140 vs. Guillermo García 140 Melissa Esquivel 123 vs. Jacqueline Camacho 123.4…
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Valdez talks Canelo-GGG, his career, future

By Hesiquio Balderas

Upon his arrival in Mexico, Oscar Valdez the current WBO featherweight world champion talked to the Mexican media about the upcoming fight between Canelo and Golovkin scheduled for September 15 in Las Vegas Nevada.

“Canelo has all the tools to beat GGG,” said Valdez. “I’m not saying this because I will now train with Eddy Reynoso. I’m saying it as I said it before the first fight. I am team Canelo and I know that Canelo is a great boxer, a great fighter.” Continue reading “Valdez talks Canelo-GGG, his career, future”

By Hesiquio Balderas Upon his arrival in Mexico, Oscar Valdez the current WBO featherweight world champion talked to the Mexican media about the upcoming fight between Canelo and Golovkin scheduled…
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WBSS Season 2 doubleheaders launch Oct 7

The Season II Quarter-Finals of the World Boxing Super Series will feature doubleheaders over six fight nights on back-to-back weekends, starting on Sunday 7 October at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.

The WBA ‘Regular’ World Bantamweight Championship between ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue (Japan) and Juan Carlo Payano (Dominican Republic) opens the 2018/2019 season together with another quarter-final on the same night as WBA World Super-Lightweight Champion Kiryl Relikh (Belarus) faces Eduard Troyanovsky (Russia).

After the bouts in Japan, the remaining ten quarter-finals will be held in pairs over the following Saturdays in locations around the globe that will be announced over the next few weeks.

The Season II Quarter-Finals of the World Boxing Super Series will feature doubleheaders over six fight nights on back-to-back weekends, starting on Sunday 7 October at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama,…
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Murata to defend WBA 160lb belt against Brant in US

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japanese national hero, 2012 Olympic gold medalist and WBA middleweight champ Ryota Murata (14-1, 11 KOs) will invade Las Vegas to defend his belt against mandatory contender Rob Brant (23-1, 16 KOs) on October 20. It was publicly announced by Teiken Promotions yesterday.
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Murata, 32, was once slated to face unbeaten Irish James Quigley on the same fight date, but the WBA’s order for a mandatory defense eventually changed the challenger after reportedly tough negotiations. Continue reading “Murata to defend WBA 160lb belt against Brant in US”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese national hero, 2012 Olympic gold medalist and WBA middleweight champ Ryota Murata (14-1, 11 KOs) will invade Las Vegas to defend his…
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