Cancio, Machado amped up for June 21 rematch

WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) and former champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) hosted a media roundtable at the Golden Boy Headquarters ahead of their highly anticipated rematch. Their fight will take place on Friday, June 21 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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Andrew Cancio: “This next fight I don’t see anything differently. I feel like we’ve gotten stronger and quicker. It still bothers me when they use the weight issue as a reason he got beat up.”

Alberto Machado: “I’m extra motivated this time. This Machado will be different. You will see the real Machado. He will be explosive, quick and smart. He’s coming this June 21.”

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WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) and former champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) hosted a media roundtable at the Golden Boy Headquarters…
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Team Joshua triggers Ruiz rematch clause

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced via social media today that an immediate rematch between WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and former champion Anthony Joshua is in the works. Hearn tweeted, “After meetings with AJ, Rob Mc (Robert McCracken) and the management team in NY, we have today triggered the contracted rematch clause with Andy Ruiz Jnr. The fight will take place in Nov/Dec at a venue to be confirmed shortly.”

It is expected that the bout will land on Joshua’s home turf in the UK. Ruiz has indicated he would prefer the fight to be in Mexico.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced via social media today that an immediate rematch between WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and former champion Anthony Joshua is in the works. Hearn tweeted,…
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Vences-Bell moved to June 15

A ten round clash between unbeaten super featherweight contenders Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs) and Albert “Prince” Bell (14-0, 5 KOs) has been pushed back a week to June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on the Tyson Fury-Tom Schwarz undercard. Vences-Bell was originally set to take place on Saturday’s Oscar Valdez-Jason Sanchez show in Reno, Nevada.

Vences-Bell and Mikaela Mayer-Lizbeth Crespo will now anchor a live undercard broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Fury-Schwarz and Jesse Hart-Sullivan Barrera will then stream on ESPN+. Continue reading “Vences-Bell moved to June 15”

A ten round clash between unbeaten super featherweight contenders Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs) and Albert “Prince” Bell (14-0, 5 KOs) has been pushed back a week to…
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Chris Colbert featured on FOX prelim telecast

Unbeaten lightweight prospect Chris Colbert (11-0, 4 KOs) takes on Alberto Mercado (16-2-1, 3 KOs) in an eight or 10-round bout and unbeaten welterweight Jésus Ramos (9-0, 9 KOs) battles Rondale Hubbert (13-8-2, 8 KOs) in a four-round attraction as part of a special FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims show on FOX and FOX Deportes Sunday, June 23 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Chris Colbert featured on FOX prelim telecast”

Unbeaten lightweight prospect Chris Colbert (11-0, 4 KOs) takes on Alberto Mercado (16-2-1, 3 KOs) in an eight or 10-round bout and unbeaten welterweight Jésus Ramos (9-0, 9 KOs) battles…
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Verón versus Verón Friday in Argentina

Unbeaten WBO #6 welterweight Luis “Lucho” Verón (17-0-1, 8 KOs) will face Maximiliano “El Picante” Verón (11-3, 4 KOs), trying to defend his WBO Latino title for the fifth time on Friday night at the Gimnasio Municipal Enrique Mosconi in Cutral Có, Neuquén, Argentina, promoted by Mario Margossian/Argentina Boxing Promotions and televised live on TyC Sports. Continue reading “Verón versus Verón Friday in Argentina”

Unbeaten WBO #6 welterweight Luis “Lucho” Verón (17-0-1, 8 KOs) will face Maximiliano “El Picante” Verón (11-3, 4 KOs), trying to defend his WBO Latino title for the fifth time…
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Two IBF eliminators July 19 in Oxon Hill, MD

Unbeaten lightweights Teofimo Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) and Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) will lock horns in a 12-round IBF lightweight world title eliminator on Friday, July 19 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Lopez-Nakatani winner will be the mandatory challenger for the victor of the June 28 ESPN-televised bout between IBF champion Richard Commey and Ray Beltran.

In the chief support bout — also a battle of unbeatens — Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev (13-0, 11 KOs) will take on Subriel Matias (13-0, 13 KOs) in a 12-round IBF junior welterweight world title eliminator for the belt currently held by Josh Taylor. Continue reading “Two IBF eliminators July 19 in Oxon Hill, MD”

Unbeaten lightweights Teofimo Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) and Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) will lock horns in a 12-round IBF lightweight world title eliminator on Friday, July 19 at MGM…
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Usyk confirmed as WBC Champion in Recess

The WBC Board of Governors has unanimously voted in favor to grant Oleksandr Usyk champion in recess status to allow him to recover from his recent injury and to support him in his attempt to compete in the heavyweight division. Usyk maintains his rights as WBC cruiserweight world champion.

The WBC Board of Governors has unanimously voted in favor to grant Oleksandr Usyk champion in recess status to allow him to recover from his recent injury and to support…
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Golovkin’s Big Drama Show back on Broadway

By Miguel Maravilla

Former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) of Kazakhstan returns to the ring this Saturday when he takes on undefeated Canadian Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) of Toronto at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Golovkin will be making his DAZN debut.

“I’m excited to be back and very happy to be making my DAZN debut,” Golovkin told Fightnews.com®.

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After the demise of HBO Boxing, the Kazakh superstar became the hottest free agent in the sport. “This is boxing. It’s a market, it’s commerce. ESPN, DAZN, PBC. Every network has it’s own interest and competitors. If I stayed with ESPN, everyone else is a competitor and if I stayed with PBC, everyone else is a competitor,” Golovkin said. “I chose DAZN because it was the best for me and my career.” Continue reading “Golovkin’s Big Drama Show back on Broadway”

By Miguel Maravilla Former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) of Kazakhstan returns to the ring this Saturday when he takes on undefeated Canadian Steve Rolls (19-0, 10…
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Heavyweight Dubois defends ex-champ Joshua

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois has told the critics to lay off his former Team GB amateur teammate Anthony Joshua, who shockingly lost his world heavyweight title to Andy Ruiz Jr last Saturday and immediately came under fire after being floored four times and stopped in seven rounds.

“I know AJ from our time in Sheffield and it isn’t nice to see the criticism he’s getting,” Dubois said. “It’s one defeat and it’s crazy that he’s being told he’s finished. Most boxers can only dream of what he’s achieved as an amateur and professional.

“I have heard the talk of him not being right before the fight, but the only people who know if that is true are AJ and those closest to him. Continue reading “Heavyweight Dubois defends ex-champ Joshua”

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois has told the critics to lay off his former Team GB amateur teammate Anthony Joshua, who shockingly lost his world heavyweight title to Andy Ruiz Jr last…
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Duerr-Pinchuk tops Detroit card on Friday

By Bob Ryder

Promoter/Matchmaker Carlos Llinas had an all Detroit showdown set for his next installment of his Night of Knockouts series inside the MotorCity Casino-Hotel this Friday, June 7 when Taylor Duerr’s opponent James Ballard suffered a leg injury necessitating his withdrawal a couple of weeks back. Fortunately, Llinas was able to secure a more than capable replacement in Pittsburgh’s (by way of Ukraine) Lyubomyr Pinchuk. Duerr (9-0-1, 7 KOs) and Pinchuk (10-1, 7 KOs) will be contesting for the USNBC (World Boxing Council United States) cruiserweight title in the ten round main event. Continue reading “Duerr-Pinchuk tops Detroit card on Friday”

By Bob Ryder Promoter/Matchmaker Carlos Llinas had an all Detroit showdown set for his next installment of his Night of Knockouts series inside the MotorCity Casino-Hotel this Friday, June 7…
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Ajagba-Demirezen clash announced

Rising unbeaten heavyweight sensation and 2016 Nigerian Olympian Efe Ajagba will square off against undefeated 2016 Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen on July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 10-round heavyweight attraction will be the co-feature on the FOX telecast topped by undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant making the first defense of his title against Mike Lee. The FOX broadcast will precede the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View event featuring Manny Pacquiao against Keith Thurman.

Rising unbeaten heavyweight sensation and 2016 Nigerian Olympian Efe Ajagba will square off against undefeated 2016 Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen on July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena…
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Lerena to defend of IBO belt against Ducar

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Kevin Lerena makes the fourth defense of his IBO belt when he faces the #28 IBO ranked Vasil Ducar from the Czech Republic, at the Emperors Palace Casino near Kempton Park on a Golden Gloves Promotions tournament billed as “KO KINGS” on Saturday night.

The 27-year-old Lerena (22-1, 10 KOs), who fights from the southpaw stance, won the vacant IBO belt on September 9, 2017, with a split decision win over Youri Kayembre Kalenga at Emperors Palace. Since winning the belt he has shown marked improvement under the guidance of the Smith brothers who operate out of their gym in Cedar Square. Continue reading “Lerena to defend of IBO belt against Ducar”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Kevin Lerena makes the fourth defense of his IBO belt when he faces the #28 IBO ranked Vasil Ducar from the Czech Republic, at the…
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Boxeo Telemundo series returns

The most popular boxing series on Hispanic television, Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida on July 12th to kick off its Summer Series at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

All Star Boxing’s President Tuto Zabala Jr. once again teams up with The Heavyweight Factory President, Kris Lawrence with a classic Puerto Rico v. Mexico showdown as welterweight Derrieck Cuevas of Rio Piedras, PR (21-0-14 KOs) will take on Jesus Alberto “Barretero” Beltran of Los Mochis, Mexico (17-2-10 KOs). Continue reading “Boxeo Telemundo series returns”

The most popular boxing series on Hispanic television, Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida on July 12th to kick off its Summer Series at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel…
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Tony Harrison injured, Charlo gets new foe

Super welterweight world champion Tony Harrison injured his ankle in training last week and has withdrawn from his title defense against former world champion Jermell Charlo that was scheduled to headline FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX and FOX Deportes Sunday, June 23 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Harrison has an inner and outer ankle sprain with torn ligaments in his right ankle and he will be out for 10 weeks before he can resume training. Harrison and Charlo plan to have their rematch later this year.

Stepping in to replace Harrison against Charlo for a 12-round fight is Jorge Cota (28-3, 25 KOs). Continue reading “Tony Harrison injured, Charlo gets new foe”

Super welterweight world champion Tony Harrison injured his ankle in training last week and has withdrawn from his title defense against former world champion Jermell Charlo that was scheduled to…
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Buster Douglas comments on Ruiz-Joshua upset

By TMZSports.com

Buster Douglas — the man who SHOCKED the world and beat Mike Tyson — tells TMZ Sports … Andy Ruiz’s TKO of Anthony Joshua is one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

Bigger than his 1990 upset of undefeated heavyweight champ “Iron” Mike?? Buster — a 42-1 underdog when he KO’d Tyson in the 10th round — wouldn’t pick which was bigger … but was clear, this fight was historic.

“I think it was a great fight, man. It was a big upset. An upset is an upset. Ruiz came to fight, Andy came to get it and he got it.” Continue reading “Buster Douglas comments on Ruiz-Joshua upset”

By TMZSports.com Buster Douglas — the man who SHOCKED the world and beat Mike Tyson — tells TMZ Sports … Andy Ruiz’s TKO of Anthony Joshua is one of the…
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Golovkin-Rolls Fight Week in NYC

Former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs ) and challenger Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) are in New York City for Saturday’s DAZN clash at Madison Square Garden. The scheduled twelve rounder will be contested at a maximum weight of 164 lbs.

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Gennady Golovkin: “Boxing is no game. I want a war. I have trained for a war. That’s why boxing fans enjoy the Big Drama Show. I come to fight.”

Steve Rolls: “You can look at me as an underdog but in my mind, I’m the best investment this side of Wall Street.”

Tomorrow at noon, you can view the fighters during a free outdoor public workout at Madison Square Garden (8th Avenue at 33rd Street).

Former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs ) and challenger Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) are in New York City for Saturday’s DAZN clash at Madison Square Garden.…
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First Ruiz-Joshua rematch odds

Andy Ruiz Jr. opens as about a 3:1 underdog in a rematch against Anthony Joshua.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. opens as about a 3:1 underdog in a rematch against Anthony Joshua. Anthony Joshua -350 (2/7) Andy Ruiz Jr. +275 (11/4) Odds courtesy of BetOnline.ag

Female legends Fujioka, Tenkai to collide

By Joe Koizumi

A couple of Japanese female legends, WBA flyweight champion and five-class titlist Naoko Fujioka (18-2, 7 KOs), 43, and WBO junior flyweight ruler Tenkai Tsunami (26-12, 15 KOs), 34, will square off with Naoko’s WBA 112-pound belt at stake in Tokyo, Japan, on July 12.

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It was announced at the JBC office today, and this sensational encounter has been cynically welcomed by our press people because it will take place on the same night that 2012 Olympic gold medalist and former WBA middleweight champ Ryota Murata will participate in a grudge fight with his conqueror and current titleholder Rob Brant to regain his belt in Osaka. Continue reading “Female legends Fujioka, Tenkai to collide”

By Joe Koizumi A couple of Japanese female legends, WBA flyweight champion and five-class titlist Naoko Fujioka (18-2, 7 KOs), 43, and WBO junior flyweight ruler Tenkai Tsunami (26-12, 15…
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“Slob” Nathan Gorman inspired by Andy Ruiz

Unbeaten heavyweight Nathan Gorman has been given inspiration to beat Daniel Dubois by new world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. Gorman (16-0, 11 KOs) challenges Dubois (11-0, 10 KOs) for the vacant British heavyweight crown at The O2, London on July 13.

Gorman, who has been body shamed by Dubois for his “slobby” shape, stated after watching Ruiz Jr’s stunning win, “Turns out chiseled muscles aren’t everything. [Dubois] knows at the bottom of his heart that I am no easy fight, that is guaranteed. It’s a lot of nonsense to call me “slobby.” My slobby style is going to beat him. And when the referee raises my hand I will say to Daniel, ‘You lost to a slob.’ Continue reading ““Slob” Nathan Gorman inspired by Andy Ruiz”

Unbeaten heavyweight Nathan Gorman has been given inspiration to beat Daniel Dubois by new world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. Gorman (16-0, 11 KOs) challenges Dubois (11-0, 10 KOs) for…
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Top Rank publicist Lee Samuels goes to IBHOF

By Jeff Zimmerman

It was 1983 and Lee Samuels was out of work after the Philadelphia Bulletin, where Samuels was a sportswriter from 1975-1983, went out of business. Later that year, Samuels was introduced to boxing powerhouse Top Rank and its founder Bob Arum at the Sands Hotel in Atlantic City by local promoter Frank Gelb and was hired by Arum that night to handle the east coast publicity for a new ESPN Thursday Night Boxing Series.

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Along with Samuels, Arum had matchmakers Teddy Brenner and Bruce Trampler, lead publicist Irving Rudd while Al Bernstein called the fights for ESPN and Michael Buffer made his debut as a ring announcer when his catchphrase back in those days was “Man Your Battle Stations.”

Samuels worked the series for a few years and in 1987, Arum told Samuels to venture west to the Palm Canyon Hotel in Palm Springs, CA to run publicity for middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Continue reading “Top Rank publicist Lee Samuels goes to IBHOF”

By Jeff Zimmerman It was 1983 and Lee Samuels was out of work after the Philadelphia Bulletin, where Samuels was a sportswriter from 1975-1983, went out of business. Later that…
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WBC #3 Nakatani scores 83-sec demolition

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten 21-year-old southpaw prospect, WBC#3 Junto Nakatani (19-0, 14 KOs), 114.5, made short work of Filipino Philip Luis Cuerdo (11-7-1, 4 KOs), 114.5, with a single body shot at 1:23 into the opening session of a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

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Originally scheduled to face Wolf Nakano with his national belt on the line, the challenger failed to appear because of an injury and Cuerdo became an emergency substitute. In an encounter of southpaws, the 5’7” Nakatani connected with a long left to the side of the belly to have the victim on the canvas in agony for the count. Junto, coached by Rudy Hernandez in LA, will be a very bright prospect for us to keep watching. Continue reading “WBC #3 Nakatani scores 83-sec demolition”

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten 21-year-old southpaw prospect, WBC#3 Junto Nakatani (19-0, 14 KOs), 114.5, made short work of Filipino Philip Luis Cuerdo (11-7-1, 4 KOs), 114.5, with a single body…
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Stankovic Scores TKO In Waldorf

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Arlington, VA super middleweight Filip Stankovic rebounded from suffering his only pro loss in January by scoring a third-round TKO over the “Haitian Hammer” Patrick Pierre of New Orleans, LA Saturday at the Waldorf Culture Center in Waldorf, MD. The bout was the main event of the Cynation Sports Promotions card. Continue reading “Stankovic Scores TKO In Waldorf”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Arlington, VA super middleweight Filip Stankovic rebounded from suffering his only pro loss in January by scoring a third-round TKO over the “Haitian Hammer”…
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WBO #3 Liam Paro targets Maurice Hooker

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #3 light-welterweight Liam Paro (16-0, 11 KOs) will clash with former Olympian and WBO #12 Fatih Keles (11-0-1, 6 KOs) over ten rounds at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia on Saturday.

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Paro has targeted WBO champion Maurice Hooker if he can defeat his Turkish-born and Germany-based opponent. Continue reading “WBO #3 Liam Paro targets Maurice Hooker”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #3 light-welterweight Liam Paro (16-0, 11 KOs) will clash with former Olympian and WBO #12 Fatih Keles (11-0-1, 6 KOs) over ten…
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