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Munguia-Smith/Machado-Mensah Presser

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WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) and former world champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) held a final press conference ahead of their 12-round HBO main event Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. WBA super featherweight world champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) and Rafael “Sweet Pea” Mensah (31-0, 23 KOs), who will fight in the co-main event, also participated.

Jaime Munguia: “Liam Smith is a tough fighter. We know what kind of style he has. He’s the type of fighter who will come forward and throw a lot of punches. He has an advantage because he’s been in big fights before. But I have a lot of experience as well. I’ve had over a hundred amateur fights and I have fought all over Mexico. We also know what style he will bring. Smith is the kind of fighter who will stand in front of you with a high guard and then suddenly throw a lot of punches. We both come forward and we both throw a lot of punches, so there is a high possibility that this fight will end in a knockout. If we don’t get the knockout, I’m prepared to go the 12 rounds. This has been the best camp of life. I am very prepared. My sparring has gone well. I feel great and I will show that on Saturday. Don’t miss this big fight!”

Liam Smith: “It was unfortunate to pull out of the Sadam Ali fight. But my loss was Jaime Munguia’s gain. He stepped in and he won the title. I was kept in the mandatory position and now I’ve got my shot against a good champion. It should be an exciting fight. He’s an exciting combatant who comes to fight. He’s young and he’s hungry. But you know me. I’m not going to come here and lie down. It’s not the Jaime Munguia show for me. I’m here to do my job. I’m here to do what I set out to do and get my title back.” Continue reading “Munguia-Smith/Machado-Mensah Presser”

WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) and former world champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) held a final press conference ahead of their 12-round HBO…
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Garcia targets Spence after Easter

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia is confident of defeating IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter and has targeted IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence in 2018.
“We have got to get past Easter first but I have been mentioning that I want to move up to the welterweight division soon, maybe as soon as the end of this year,” Garcia said according to Premier Boxing Champions. “I would want to share the ring with Errol Spence considering he is the top champion in the division. That is the only name that excites me that much.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia is confident of defeating IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter and has targeted IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence in…
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ESPN Weights from Cancun

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Lamont Roach Jr. 129.4 vs. Deivi Julio Bassa 128.8
Juan Sanchez 124.4 vs. Florentino Perez 124.4
Alexis Bastar 122.6 vs. Rigoberto Nava 122.6

Venue: Grand Oasis Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN

Lamont Roach Jr. 129.4 vs. Deivi Julio Bassa 128.8 Juan Sanchez 124.4 vs. Florentino Perez 124.4 Alexis Bastar 122.6 vs. Rigoberto Nava 122.6 Venue: Grand Oasis Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo,…
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Munguia-Smith Faceoff

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WBO Junior Middleweight Jaime Munguia, CEO and Liam Smith (Right) face off at the final press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 19, 2018 in advance of Munugia vs Smith on Saturday, July 21 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live on HBO.

WBO Junior Middleweight Jaime Munguia, CEO and Liam Smith (Right) face off at the final press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 19, 2018 in advance of Munugia vs…
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Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee, FL

Jonathan Gonzalez 112 vs. Julian Yedras 111
(NABO flyweight title)

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John Correa 151 vs. Alejandro Barbosa 150
Christian “Machotime” Camacho 124 vs. Hector Gonzalez 122
Melvin Lopez 120 vs. Jonathan Lecona 120
Jovan Perez 139 vs. Adrian Martinez 139
Freddy Ortiz 125 vs. Louis Rios TBA
Gerald Semidey 147 vs. Yasmani Pedroso 151

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: “Tuto” Zabala/All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

Jonathan Gonzalez 112 vs. Julian Yedras 111 (NABO flyweight title) John Correa 151 vs. Alejandro Barbosa 150 Christian “Machotime” Camacho 124 vs. Hector Gonzalez 122 Melvin Lopez 120 vs. Jonathan…
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ShoBox weights from Sloan, Iowa

Jaron Ennis 145.75 vs. Armando Alvarez 146.25
Thomas Mattice 134.75 vs. Zhora Hamazaryan 134.75
Montana Love 140 vs. Kenneth Simms Jr. 139.25

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Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa
Promoter: GH3 Promotions, Victory Promotions, Ringside Ticket Inc., Banner Promotions & Thompson Boxing
TV: Showtime

Jaron Ennis 145.75 vs. Armando Alvarez 146.25 Thomas Mattice 134.75 vs. Zhora Hamazaryan 134.75 Montana Love 140 vs. Kenneth Simms Jr. 139.25 Venue: WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa Promoter: GH3…
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Easter: I have to impose my attributes on Mikey

IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. has made the most of his inaugural training camp with Kevin Cunningham and will look to bring that same level of focus to the ring when he challenges WBC lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia July 28 live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

“I decided to go to Florida for a different environment than I usually trained in,” said Easter, a Toledo-native who had trained in his hometown for much of his pro career. “I needed to be taken out of my comfort zone. At home, I was focused on too many other things. Coming to West Palm Beach has allowed me to focus on nothing but myself and boxing.” Continue reading “Easter: I have to impose my attributes on Mikey”

IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. has made the most of his inaugural training camp with Kevin Cunningham and will look to bring that same level of focus to…
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Quillen: I want to make it a dogfight

Former world champion Peter Quillin discussed his August 4 clash against J’Leon Love at NYCB LIVE. The FOX-televised card is headlined by a showdown between former welterweight world champions Andre Berto and Devon Alexander.

Peter Quillin: “I think this is a new chapter in my life. J’Leon Love is trying to showcase and do something memorable against me. He’s trying to get a name on his record because he desperately needs one. Continue reading “Quillen: I want to make it a dogfight”

Former world champion Peter Quillin discussed his August 4 clash against J’Leon Love at NYCB LIVE. The FOX-televised card is headlined by a showdown between former welterweight world champions Andre…
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First world championship fight in Mthatha

By Ron Jackson

In what will be the first world championship fight to be held in Mthatha, South Africa, Simphiwe Khonco returns to his roots and action after thirteen months to defend the IBO minimumweight belt against Filipino Toto Villarma Landero at the OR Tambo Hall on Sunday afternoon. The eight-bout tournament will be broadcast live on SuperSport 12 from 2pm.

The 32-year-old Khonco (sometimes spelt Konco) who has a record of 18-5, 7 KOs, won the vacant IBO belt on January 11, 2016 with a points victory over fellow South African Siyabongo Siyo. Continue reading “First world championship fight in Mthatha”

By Ron Jackson In what will be the first world championship fight to be held in Mthatha, South Africa, Simphiwe Khonco returns to his roots and action after thirteen months…
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Parker: I want to bash Whyte

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says WBC #1 Dillian Whyte is good at playing mind games ahead of their showdown on July 28 at the 02 Arena in London. “He likes to play mind games and he’s very good at talking,” said Parker. “He tries to say things to get in your head. Sometimes it’s rubbish that comes out of his mouth. But I respect him and let him say whatever he wants to say. But when we get in the ring I want to bash him.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says WBC #1 Dillian Whyte is good at playing mind games ahead of their showdown on July…
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Williams: Munguia-Smith too close to call

Junior middleweight contender Liam Williams believes his former foe Liam Smith is in for a tough night against the Mexican banger Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas this weekend, but suspects his old adversary has got what it takes to repel the fire of the 21-year-old and take the fight to the wire.

Munguia stepped in to replace mandatory challenger Smith back in May when Sadam Ali – who defeated Miguel Cotto in his final fight – held the WBO world super welterweight title.

Munguia caused something of an upset by flooring Ali four times on his way to a fourth round stoppage and the former WBC Latino champion must now fulfil the mandatory obligation against Smith. Continue reading “Williams: Munguia-Smith too close to call”

Junior middleweight contender Liam Williams believes his former foe Liam Smith is in for a tough night against the Mexican banger Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas this weekend, but suspects…
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Abel Sanchez: Usyk on his back before nine

Murat Gassiev’s coach Abel Sanchez has studied Aleksandr Usyk ahead of Saturday’s Ali Trophy Final in Moscow and predicts problems for the Ukrainian if he doesn’t improve from his performance in the semi-final against Mairis Briedis. “Usyk got skills, he is a very good fighter,” said Sanchez, known for creating and training world class fighters in Big Bear, California. Gassiev is one out several champions who have been under the wings of the Mexican legend and his training methods.

“Dorticos, Usyk, Briedis, any of those guys, they are all very physical themselves so we have to be more physical. And I feel that our exercises and system make us a little stronger, a little better, a little faster than most guys,” said Sanchez. Continue reading “Abel Sanchez: Usyk on his back before nine”

Murat Gassiev’s coach Abel Sanchez has studied Aleksandr Usyk ahead of Saturday’s Ali Trophy Final in Moscow and predicts problems for the Ukrainian if he doesn’t improve from his performance…
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Barrios aiming for another KO July 28

Unbeaten super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will look to deliver a sixth-consecutive knockout when he faces Jose Roman on Saturday, July 28 live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Barrios (21-0, 13 KOs) made the leap from campaigning at 130-pounds to the super lightweight division in December 2016 and has stayed busy while knocking out increasingly difficult opposition as he nears world title contention. Continue reading “Barrios aiming for another KO July 28”

Unbeaten super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will look to deliver a sixth-consecutive knockout when he faces Jose Roman on Saturday, July 28 live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los…
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Rivera dominates Leon

By Robert Coster

On Monday night at the Jaragua Renaissance Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo, Dominican lightweight prospect Mitchell Rivera (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a TKO over Cuban Olympian (2008 Silver Medalist) Yankiel Leon (12-1, 9 KOs) in eight rounds. Mitchell was just too young, too fast and too strong for the game Leon whose corner kept him from coming out in round eight. The Rivera-Leon bout was the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds.

Other fights of the night had WBA #6 ranked flyweight Gregorio Lebron (21-4, 17 KOs) outscore granite-chinned Kelvin Figaro (9-4, 4 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Lebron is hoping for a title shot this year. Continue reading “Rivera dominates Leon”

By Robert Coster On Monday night at the Jaragua Renaissance Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo, Dominican lightweight prospect Mitchell Rivera (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a TKO over Cuban Olympian…
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Camacho son on Telemundo Friday

Rising jr featherweight prospect Christian “Macho Time” Camacho is set to make his TV debut this Friday from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center as part of the Boxeo Telemundo Summer Series Premiere.

Christian “Macho Time” Camacho is the son of former Puerto Rican legend Hector “Macho” Camacho who passed away in 2012 from a fatal gunshot wound in Bayamon Puerto Rico. Christian, 26, shortly after his father’s death, was poised to start fighting and follow his father’s footsteps in boxing. Camacho debuted shortly after in 2013, and is currently 6-1, 1 KO with his lone loss coming in his pro debut, dropping a tough unanimous decision to local favorite Enrique Angeles. Since then, his been on a tear winning 6 consecutive fights and aims to impress this Friday. Continue reading “Camacho son on Telemundo Friday”

Rising jr featherweight prospect Christian “Macho Time” Camacho is set to make his TV debut this Friday from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center as part of the Boxeo Telemundo Summer…
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Smith aims to make doubters eat words

Liam “Beefy” Smith is fired up by critics who have trashed his chances of taking the WBO super-welterweight title challenge from Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas on Saturday. The Liverpool boxer will be attempting to regain the title he lost against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in September.
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“I will be gutted if I don’t win this fight,” Smith said ahead of the fight that will be shown by HBO. “I am a little bit more hungry because a few people have written me off so I’m gonna make them eat their words. It has given me a little bit more fire. I want to become a world champion again. Continue reading “Smith aims to make doubters eat words”

Liam “Beefy” Smith is fired up by critics who have trashed his chances of taking the WBO super-welterweight title challenge from Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas on Saturday. The Liverpool…
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WBA Update

World Boxing Association (WBA) President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza has completed a small European tour that took him to visit two countries; Romania and Bulgaria, where he stayed from July 13th to 17th. Now he is getting ready for a new stop: Moscow, Russia. Mendoza will arrive in the city this Thursday from Sofia, Bulgaria, to witness the fight for the WBA cruiserweight world title and the final of the World Boxing Super Series between Gassiev and Usyk on Saturday. Continue reading “WBA Update”

World Boxing Association (WBA) President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza has completed a small European tour that took him to visit two countries; Romania and Bulgaria, where he stayed from July 13th…
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Boxing series “A Puño Limpio” returns on Aug 10

With the unbeaten Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres in the main spot, the successful series “A Puño Limpio” will return on Friday, August 10, at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), to be broadcasted on Wapa 2 Deportes.

“After several years we return with A Puño Limpio on a new stage, the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum, and with the same purpose, to give a space to Puerto Rican prospects, which will later stand out worldwide, and also to bring a good show for the fans,” PRBBP president, Iván Rivera said. Continue reading “Boxing series “A Puño Limpio” returns on Aug 10″

With the unbeaten Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres in the main spot, the successful series “A Puño Limpio” will return on Friday, August 10, at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in…
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WBSS finalizes jr welterweight lineup

After the announcing the full lineup for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series in the bantamweight division, the full WBSS 140lb lineup has also been finalized. The last two entries are unbeaten Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (25-0, 12 KOs) and former WBO lightweight champion Terry “Turbo” Flanagan (33-1, 13 KOs).

Season II Super-Lightweights line-up:

Kiryl Relikh, WBA World Super Lightweight Champion
Anthony Yigit, European Champion and IBF mandatory
Regis Prograis, Interim WBC World Champion
Ivan Baranchyk, IBF mandatory
Josh Taylor, WBC mandatory
Eduard Troyanovsky, WBA mandatory
Ryan Martin, undefeated contender
Terry Flanagan, former world champion

There will also be a third undisclosed division.

After the announcing the full lineup for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series in the bantamweight division, the full WBSS 140lb lineup has also been finalized. The last…
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Munguia: No one is going to take my belt

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) says he’s ready to make the first defense of his belt on Saturday night on HBO against ex-champion Liam Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) in Las Vegas.

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[On training camp] “I am very satisfied with the great training camp I had with my team, even better than last time where I won the championship (against Sadam Ali) because this belt is something I won’t let go of, and nobody is going to take it. It’s my dream come true and I’m just starting to enjoy it.

“I didn’t rest after the fight with Ali. I did a media tour for nearly two weeks when I won and then from there I returned directly to California to train. I think I’ll benefit because I never lost my form. Continue reading “Munguia: No one is going to take my belt”

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) says he’s ready to make the first defense of his belt on Saturday night on HBO against ex-champion Liam Smith (26-1-1,…
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Moloney-Concepcion clash Sept 8

WBA #5, IBF #3, WBC #4, WBO #9 Australian Boxing sensation Andrew “The Monster” Moloney 17-0 returns to the ring September 8th for his third fight of 2018. The 2017 Australian prospect of the year will be defending his coveted World Boxing Association Oceania Super Flyweight Championship against WBA #7, WBC #14 Luis “El Nica” Concepcion 37-6 in a 10 round title defense. This will be the grand opening Ultra Tune event of the new Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Victoria Australia.

Concepcion a former 2 weight division WBA World Champion himself, a national icon in Panama this will be Moloney’s biggest challenge yet. This will mark Moloneys 9th WBA Oceania fight in the Bantam & Super Fly divisions. Continue reading “Moloney-Concepcion clash Sept 8”

WBA #5, IBF #3, WBC #4, WBO #9 Australian Boxing sensation Andrew “The Monster” Moloney 17-0 returns to the ring September 8th for his third fight of 2018. The 2017…
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WBSS finalizes bantamweight lineup

WBA super world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett and bright prospect Mikhail Aloyan have completed the lineup for the bantamweight portion for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series.

“I can’t wait to fight against the best in my division,” said 24-year-old Burnett (19-0, 9 KOs) of Northern Ireland. “The dream is to unify titles and win the Ali Trophy and I am happy for the opportunity to fulfill it.”

The 29-year-old Aloyan (4-0, 0 KOs) made the cut based on his amateur accomplishments, mainly two world amateur titles and a 2012 Olympic Bronze medal. In the pro ranks he claimed the WBC ‘Silver’ Super Flyweight title in just his second bout.

Season II bantamweight line-up:

Ryan Burnett – WBA super world bantamweight champion
Emmanuel Rodriguez – IBF world bantamweight champion
Zolani Tete – WBO world bantamweight champion
Naoya Inoue – WBA world regular champion
Nonito Donaire – former four-time world champion
Juan Carlos Payano – former bantamweight world titleholder
Jason Moloney – mandatory challenger
Mikhail Aloyan – undefeated contender

WBA super world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett and bright prospect Mikhail Aloyan have completed the lineup for the bantamweight portion for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series. “I…
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Bomba Gonzalez returns on Telemundo Friday

The Boxeo TELEMUNDO summer series opens with another chapter of the famed Puerto Rico vs Mexico boxing rivalry. Former amateur standout and WBO/NABO flyweight titleholder Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (20-2-1, 12 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will take on former world title challenger Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra (24-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico. The 10 round main event will take place at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The World Boxing Organisation Latino Flyweight Title will be on the line. The promoter of the event is Tuto Zabala Jr. of All Star Boxing, Inc
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Gonzalez made his Telemundo debut this past February at this same exact venue when he got his career back on track with an impressive victory over former world title challenger Ricardo Rodriguez. The local crowd, like in his last fight, will be packed with his countrymen supporting him. Continue reading “Bomba Gonzalez returns on Telemundo Friday”

The Boxeo TELEMUNDO summer series opens with another chapter of the famed Puerto Rico vs Mexico boxing rivalry. Former amateur standout and WBO/NABO flyweight titleholder Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (20-2-1, 12…
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Yedra arrives in Kissimmee, Fla

Flyweight Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra of Tabasco, Mexico (24-3-13 KO’s) arrived in Kissimmee, Florida for his showdown this Friday on the premiere of the Boxeo Telemundo Ford Summer Series against Puerto Rico’s WBO NABO Flyweight Champion, Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (22-2-12 KO’s) ranked #6 WBA, #8 WBO, #14 IBF and #15 WBC.
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“I’m very well prepared, I trained in the altitude for this fight, I’m hungry for a world title opportunity. I have enough conditioning to throw over 100 punches a round. This will be a slugfest and at the end their will be one last man standing, ME ” said Julian Yedra as he jumped into the shuttle.

Bomba Gonzalez vs Niño Artillero Yedra will air LIVE on Telemundo Network at 11:35pm, Check Local Listings

Flyweight Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra of Tabasco, Mexico (24-3-13 KO’s) arrived in Kissimmee, Florida for his showdown this Friday on the premiere of the Boxeo Telemundo Ford Summer Series…
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European Updates

By Marco Bratusch

Finnish technical-boxer Edis Tatli (30-2, 10 KOs), who happened to be EBU’s fighter of the year for 2016 and is the current 135-pound European champion, will defend his lightweight belt against an opponent soon to be announced by his promoter Pekka Maeki, who has the right to pick a willing one among the EBU ranked boxers in that weight division to save his show in Savonlinna, Finland, on August 11. Tatli was previously supposed to take on mandatory challenger Marvin Petit but the Frenchman is experiencing some medical issues and needs to rest for arguably a six-week period, according to medical certificates provided by his team. Petit (23-1-1, 11 KO) will keep is mandatory position and the fight between the two fighters is expected to materialize during next autumn. Continue reading “European Updates”

By Marco Bratusch Finnish technical-boxer Edis Tatli (30-2, 10 KOs), who happened to be EBU’s fighter of the year for 2016 and is the current 135-pound European champion, will defend…
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