Formella-Benn set for Nov 21

Welterweight Sebastian Formella (22-1, 10 KOs) will return against Conor Benn (16-0, 11 KOs) on November 21st in London for Benn’s WBA Continental title. The ten round bout will take place on the card headlined by the heavyweight rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte. Formella lost by unanimous decision to Shawn Porter in August. Benn is the son of boxing legend Nigel Benn, who won middle and super middleweight world titles in the 1990s.

Welterweight Sebastian Formella (22-1, 10 KOs) will return against Conor Benn (16-0, 11 KOs) on November 21st in London for Benn’s WBA Continental title. The ten round bout will take…
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Novice Nakajima upsets ex-OPBF 160lb champ Charlie

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Nakajima upsets Charlie

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded and JBC unranked ex-amateur novice Rei Nakajima (4-0, no KO), 159.5, surprisingly scored an upset victory by a split decision (77-75 twice for him, 74-78) over ex-OPBF middleweight ruler Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (12-6-1, 11 KOs), 159, over eight fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

Charlie, the younger brother of former Japanese national 140-pound titlist Valentine Hosokawa, both being from a Nigerian father and a Japanese mother, appeared for the first time—chiefly because of the coronavirus outbreak—since he forfeited his OPBF 160-pound belt to Kazuto Takesako last January. Continue reading “Novice Nakajima upsets ex-OPBF 160lb champ Charlie”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unheralded and JBC unranked ex-amateur novice Rei Nakajima (4-0, no KO), 159.5, surprisingly scored an upset victory by a split decision (77-75 twice…
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Wallin ready to step in for Fury rematch

Hearing reports that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is looking for a December 2020 opponent, Sweden’s IBF #14-ranked Otto Wallin (21-1, 14 KOs) says that he’s the rightful choice for a rematch against the “Gypsy King.” Yesterday, Fury and his team stated they are moving on from the prospect of a trilogy fight with former champion Deontay Wilder and are looking for a late 2020 opponent.

Wallin and Fury met in a savage slugfest in December 2019, where Wallin opened two gruesome cuts around Fury’s right eye so severe that many experts assert Fury was extremely lucky to have avoided a TKO loss. Fury required close to 50 stitches and had to have a web mesh inserted surgically into the horrific wounds. Continue reading “Wallin ready to step in for Fury rematch”

Hearing reports that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is looking for a December 2020 opponent, Sweden’s IBF #14-ranked Otto Wallin (21-1, 14 KOs) says that he’s the rightful choice for…
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Loma-Lopez 24/7

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Moloney: There will be fireworks on Oct 31

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former IBF bantamweight challenger Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) spoke to Fightnews.com® to advise on how his training and sparring are going for his October 31st showdown in Las Vegas with pound-for-pound best IBF and WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs).

Moloney is preparing in Las Vegas under the guidance of Angelo Hyder.

“Training has been going great,“ said Moloney. “I’m working extremely hard and feeling fantastic. I sparred twelve rounds yesterday with three different sparring partners and got through the rounds with ease. I wake up every day hungry to work hard and to be the best that I can be.” Continue reading “Moloney: There will be fireworks on Oct 31”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former IBF bantamweight challenger Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) spoke to Fightnews.com® to advise on how his training and sparring are going for…
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Lomachenko: It won’t be an easy fight

Photo: Sumio Yamada

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC franchise, WBA super, and WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday against undefeated IBF lightweight champion Teofimo López (15-0, 12 KOs) in a unification showdown at the MGM Grand Bubble in Las Vegas live on ESPN.

“I feel great. I can’t wait for Saturday night,” Vasyl Lomachenko told media. “I have a goal, I have a dream and he holds the IBF title. I need this belt. Saturday I will take his belt.”

Having wrapped up his training camp in Camarillo, California with his father, Team Lomachenko is ready to come out on all cylinders. Continue reading “Lomachenko: It won’t be an easy fight”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC franchise, WBA super, and WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday against undefeated IBF lightweight champion Teofimo López (15-0,…
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Is Pacquiao-McGregor closer?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed the signing of an agreement with Paradigm Sports, a sports management agency that also represents Conor McGregor. Some think this means a fight between the two could be closer than ever to happening.

Sources close to Pacquiao indicate that there is a possibility that there will only be two more fights before he retires and dedicate himself to the aim of becoming the next president of the Philippines.

“Great things are coming! Stay tuned,” Pacquiao said.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed the signing of an agreement with Paradigm Sports, a sports management agency that also represents Conor McGregor. Some think…
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Mauricio Sulaiman Round Table

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman met in an interesting virtual conference with the international press, discussing major topics and issues. Topics included Saturday’s Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez fight, the status of Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim, and the WBC Remote Scoring System. Continue reading “Mauricio Sulaiman Round Table”

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman met in an interesting virtual conference with the international press, discussing major topics and issues. Topics included Saturday’s Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez fight, the status…
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Pasillas: I am taking over at 122

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Photo: Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions

Undefeated super bantamweight contender Victor Pasillas (16-0, 9 KOs), after a star-making performance on FS1, is now ranked WBA #8. Pasillas picked up his sixth consecutive knockout when he destroyed previously unbeaten Ranfis Encarnacion (17-1, 13 KOs) on September 23.

Pasillas, who was an East Los Angeles legend in the amateur ranks with a record of 272 wins with only 6 defeats, and 175 RSCs, which is equivalent to knockouts, now wants champions Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs), Brandon Figueroa (21-0-1, 16 KOs), Luis Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) and Murodjon Akhmadaliev (8-0, 6 KOs), and believes he can fight for a world title right now. Continue reading “Pasillas: I am taking over at 122”

Undefeated super bantamweight contender Victor Pasillas (16-0, 9 KOs), after a star-making performance on FS1, is now ranked WBA #8. Pasillas picked up his sixth consecutive knockout when he destroyed…
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Loma a 4:1 favorite

It’s finally fight week for the lightweight superfight between Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) and Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night. And no, it’s not on pay-per-view. You can see it live on ESPN. Loma is currently a -440 favorite. Lopez backers can get +350.

It’s finally fight week for the lightweight superfight between Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) and Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night. And no, it’s not on pay-per-view. You…
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Boxeo Telemundo continues this Friday

As the adage goes, fine wine gets better with time. This week is Boxeo Telemundo’s third installment at The Residency at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Tuto Zabala Jr. today announced a classic between Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, Champion vs. Champion in the main event scheduled for ten rounds, hailing from Barranquitas, Puerto Rico is WBA Jr. Welterweight Fedecentro champion Emanuel “Pinky” Colon, 17-1-1-16 KOs. Pinky Colon is taking on his career’s biggest test when he squares up with current WBA Welterweight Fedecentro champion Antonio “Toño” Moran, 25-4-1, 18 KOs of Mexico City. Continue reading “Boxeo Telemundo continues this Friday”

As the adage goes, fine wine gets better with time. This week is Boxeo Telemundo’s third installment at The Residency at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Tuto Zabala Jr.…
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Boxing back in Miami Saturday

M&R Boxing Promotions (Laura Ching) presents “Fight Night VIII” this Saturday (October 17th). The event will take place at the Media Pro Studios in Miami, Florida. The main event will feature Mark Bernaldez (20-4, 14 KOs) of the Philippines vs veteran Julian Evaristo Aristule (34-13, 17 KOs) of Argentina. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds in the super featherweight division. Continue reading “Boxing back in Miami Saturday”

M&R Boxing Promotions (Laura Ching) presents “Fight Night VIII” this Saturday (October 17th). The event will take place at the Media Pro Studios in Miami, Florida. The main event will…
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WBA #2 Ritson ready for Titere Vazquez

Lewis Ritson believes the extra few months graft in the gym locked away with trainer Neil Fannon will pay dividends in the long run. He has felt the knock-on effects from the pandemic, which ruled out his planned fight with Miguel Vazquez twice, back in April and then again June, but he insists the extra preparation has taken his game to the next level.

“It has probably benefitted me more than most other fighters,” said Ritson. “It has really allowed for us to gel and work on other areas of our game. Rather than wondering when a fight date may drop, despite the cancellations we have always had an end date in mind which has allowed for me to stay disciplined and sharp throughout. Continue reading “WBA #2 Ritson ready for Titere Vazquez”

Lewis Ritson believes the extra few months graft in the gym locked away with trainer Neil Fannon will pay dividends in the long run. He has felt the knock-on effects…
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Legendary boxing publicist Ricardo Jimenez passes

Img 8509Sad to report that long time Top Rank publicist Ricardo Jimenez has passed away. Condolences are pouring in from all over the boxing world for Ricardo, who was one of the nicest and most hard-working people in the sport.

“He helped us all the time,” said Karl Freitag, Editor and Chief of Fightnews.com®. “He was truly one of the good guys in boxing. The best of the best. We’ll miss him a lot.”

Rest in peace, Ricardo.

Sad to report that long time Top Rank publicist Ricardo Jimenez has passed away. Condolences are pouring in from all over the boxing world for Ricardo, who was one of…
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Lemieux KOs Ntetu in five

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Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (44-4, 35 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against Francy Ntetu (17-4, 4 KOs) in a super middleweight bout on Saturday night behind closed doors at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. The aggressive Lemieux pressed the action and progressively broke down Ntetu. Two knockdowns in round five ended it. Time was 1:58.

Unbeaten NABF heavyweight champion Arslanbek Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs) needed just 27 seconds to stop Dillon Carman (14-6, 13 KOs). Makhmudov almost immediately dropped Carman with a hard jab. Carman beat the count and seemed good to continue, but the referee waved it off. Continue reading “Lemieux KOs Ntetu in five”

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (44-4, 35 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against Francy Ntetu (17-4, 4 KOs) in a super middleweight bout on Saturday night behind closed…
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Krasniqi KOs Bösel for WBA interim LH belt

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In a huge upset, Robin Krasniqi (51-6, 19 KOs) knocked out WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dominic Bösel (30-2, 12 KOs) in the third round on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Some 2,000 spectators were in attendance as Knasniqi laid out Bösel with a flush right hand. Moments before, Knasniqi had seemingly dropped Bösel, but it was ruled a slip. Krasniqi then pounced, sending Bösel reeling with a right hand, then finishing the job with the same punch. Time was 2:25. It was the third world title try for Krasniqi, who was a +395 underdog.

Unbeaten heavyweight Peter Kadiru (10-0, 5 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten German champion Roman Gorst (6-1, 5 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Kadiru outboxed Gorst to win 99-91, 98-92, 97-93.

In a huge upset, Robin Krasniqi (51-6, 19 KOs) knocked out WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dominic Bösel (30-2, 12 KOs) in the third round on Saturday night at the…
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Williams smashes Robinson, is Andrade next?

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WBO #2 rated middleweight Liam Williams (23-2-1, 17 KOs) crushed Andrew Robinson (24-5-1, 7 KOs) in the first round to retain his British middleweight title on Saturday night at BT Sport Studios in London. A left hook finished the job as Williams remained on track for a world title shot against WBO champion Demetrius Andrade.

Heavyweight Nathan Gorman (16-1, 11 KOs) took a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Richard Lartey (14-2, 11 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 99-92, 100-90.

WBO #2 rated middleweight Liam Williams (23-2-1, 17 KOs) crushed Andrew Robinson (24-5-1, 7 KOs) in the first round to retain his British middleweight title on Saturday night at BT…
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Thysse wins [email protected] junior middleweight final

By Ron Jackson

Brandon Thysse from Germiston won the junior middleweight [email protected] final in crushing style when he stopped Boyd Allen of Springs in the third round at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. The time was 2:59.

In a night of knockout boxing Thysse (69.35kg) and Allen (69.50kg) came out fast at the opening bell throwing wild punches intent on knocking each other’s head off. Continue reading “Thysse wins [email protected] junior middleweight final”

By Ron Jackson Brandon Thysse from Germiston won the junior middleweight [email protected] final in crushing style when he stopped Boyd Allen of Springs in the third round at Emperors Palace…
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Weights from South Africa

By Ron Jackson

Brandon Thysse 152.9 vs. Boyd Allen 152.2
([email protected] junior middleweight final)

Roarke Knapp 153.2 vs. Tristan Truter 153.2
([email protected] 3rd and 4th place)

Jabulani Makhense 146.5 vs. Eric Kapia 145.4
(WBA Pan African welterweight title)

Keaton Gomes 199.1 vs. Lebogang Mashitoa 198.1
(cruiserweight, ten rounds)

Venue: Emperors Place, Kempton Park
Promoter: Golden Gloves Promotions
TV: SuperSport (South Africa)

By Ron Jackson Brandon Thysse 152.9 vs. Boyd Allen 152.2 ([email protected] junior middleweight final) Roarke Knapp 153.2 vs. Tristan Truter 153.2 ([email protected] 3rd and 4th place) Jabulani Makhense 146.5 vs.…
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Navarrete needed final round to win

Despite two knockdowns, Emanuel Navarrete was ahead by just one point on two of the judges’ scorecards entering round twelve! Had Villa won the final round, the bout would have been a majority draw. Navarrete took the final stanza on all three cards to edge a win he seemingly had in the bag.

Navarrete Scorecards

Despite two knockdowns, Emanuel Navarrete was ahead by just one point on two of the judges’ scorecards entering round twelve! Had Villa won the final round, the bout would have…
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Sanchez annihilates Lozano in one

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Photo: Damon Gonzalez/All Star Boxing

Super bantamweight Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (14-1, 8 KOs) destroyed Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano (15-10-1, 11 KOs) in the first round to claim the vacant WBA Fedecentro title on Friday night at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Sanchez was definitely in beast mode, swarming all over Lozano and dropping him three times in the opening stanza. Time was 2:40.

Super bantamweight Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (14-1, 8 KOs) destroyed Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano (15-10-1, 11 KOs) in the first round to claim the vacant WBA Fedecentro title on Friday…
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Navarrete defeats Villa for WBO feather belt

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Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-1, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Ruben Villa (18-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO featherweight title on Friday night in the Bubble at the MGM Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Navarrete, who was previously WBO super bantamweight world champion with five successful defenses, dropped Villa with a left uppercut in round one and in round four with a straight left hand. After that he pressed the action and went on to a 114-112, 114-112, 115-111 victory. The scoring seemed a little too close.

“I knew that Villa was a fighter that moved a lot and I knew that he was going to move even more once he felt my power,” said Navarrete. Continue reading “Navarrete defeats Villa for WBO feather belt”

Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-1, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Ruben Villa (18-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO featherweight title on Friday night in the…
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World-rated Alimkhanuly crushes Coria in two

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated WBO #4, IBF #7, WBC #9, WBA #15 rated middleweight Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly (9-0, 5 KOs) scored a spectacular second round knockout over Gonzalo Coria (16-4, 6 KOs) on Friday night in the Bubble at the MGM Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. 2016 Olympian Alimkhanuly, who fights out of the southpaw stance, dropped Coria in round one and laid him out with a straight left in round two. Time was :59.

Alimkhanuly stated, “I want to fight a world champion soon, like Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo. Canelo, of course. Top Rank promotes Ryota Murata 160. I want to fight him as well. Whoever the top guys are 160, I want them next.” Continue reading “World-rated Alimkhanuly crushes Coria in two”

Undefeated WBO #4, IBF #7, WBC #9, WBA #15 rated middleweight Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly (9-0, 5 KOs) scored a spectacular second round knockout over Gonzalo Coria (16-4, 6 KOs)…
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DeAndre Ware honored for heroic deed

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Congratulations to super middleweight boxer DeAndre Ware, who on Thursday was awarded the key to the city in his native Toledo, Ohio. Ware, who is a Toledo Fire Fighter, got the well-deserved honor because of his heroic effort when he saved the life of longtime Top Rank coordinator Pete Susens after Susens fell ill and collapsed just before weigh-in on September 4th in Las Vegas. Continue reading “DeAndre Ware honored for heroic deed”

Congratulations to super middleweight boxer DeAndre Ware, who on Thursday was awarded the key to the city in his native Toledo, Ohio. Ware, who is a Toledo Fire Fighter, got…
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Allen-Hammer added to Usyk-Chisora undercard

Heavyweight Dave Allen (18-5-2, 15 KOs) returns to action against Christian Hammer (25-6, 15 KOs) live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN on October 31.

Dave Allen: “I’m really happy to fight Christian Hammer. He’s highly ranked and is a tough, strong man. A win here puts me back to fringe World level. He’s got a win over David Price so that would half put my defeat to bed.”

Christian Hammer: “I am very much looking forward to this fight, I love to box in the UK. I fondly remember the victory over David Price. That is exactly where I will continue against Allen. Once I beat Allen the big fights will come my way. I appreciate this opportunity and I will not be defeated.”

Heavyweight Dave Allen (18-5-2, 15 KOs) returns to action against Christian Hammer (25-6, 15 KOs) live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN on October 31. Dave Allen: “I’m really…
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