Jacobs targets Smith, Saunders

Daniel Jacobs is targeting super middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders.

Jacobs (36-3 30 KOs) took his first step on the path to two-weight world glory in December when he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on a wild night in Phoenix, Arizona, with Jacobs marking his arrival at 168lbs by forcing Chavez Jr to retire on his stool after five rounds. Continue reading “Jacobs targets Smith, Saunders”

Daniel Jacobs is targeting super middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders. Jacobs (36-3 30 KOs) took his first step on the path to two-weight world glory in December…
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WBC crafting global protocol for boxing’s return

By Gabriel F. Cordero

At the World Boxing Council’s weekly Tuesday coffee meeting with the press (currently being held online) WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has spoke about the creation of a protocol that can support the return of boxing events that includes all the sanitary and health protections necessary to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

The new guidelines will provide information for all participants including boxers, trainers, boxing commissions, regional federations, and promoters seeking to reactivate their regular events that have been suspended during this period of world quarantine. Continue reading “WBC crafting global protocol for boxing’s return”

By Gabriel F. Cordero At the World Boxing Council’s weekly Tuesday coffee meeting with the press (currently being held online) WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has spoke about the creation of…
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Showtime announces May replay schedule

Showtime Sports has announced their lineup of Friday night replays for the entire month of May. Each telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

May 1
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Kell Brook
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson

May 8
Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter
Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia

May 15
Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana I
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

May 22
Kostya Tszyu vs. Ricky Hatton
Joe Calzaghe vs. Jeff Lacy

May 29
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton II
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II

Showtime Sports has announced their lineup of Friday night replays for the entire month of May. Each telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT. May 1 Errol Spence Jr. vs. Kell…
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Adrien Broner update

Former world champion Adrien Broner has laid down his purse demands for his next fight.

AB posted the following on Instagram:

“Al Haymon and Espinoza I need 10M to come back and fight. Man I den did everything for y’all and fought whoever without no complaining. Now send me a direct deposit or I’m going to Cali to see my peoples that got em for 1200.”

Broner also posted a rather bizarre adults only video discussing his sexual struggles.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_f_YojguYb/

Former world champion Adrien Broner has laid down his purse demands for his next fight. AB posted the following on Instagram: “Al Haymon and Espinoza I need 10M to come…
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Spence: I should’ve lost my life that night

In one of the first interviews since his violent car accident from October 2019, unified WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. talks about the accident, his life in quarantine, his impending return to the ring and his ideal future opponents on Showtime’s “All the Smoke” show.

On training in quarantine…

“This pandemic really been helping me out a lot. Basically recovery, taking my time and getting back. I’m already back, I’m 100%…No restrictions in my training except sparring. I can’t spar yet because I got my teeth knocked out and they put three posts in my mouth. Once they heal, I get my permanent teeth and then I’ll be able to spar.” Continue reading “Spence: I should’ve lost my life that night”

In one of the first interviews since his violent car accident from October 2019, unified WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. talks about the accident, his life in quarantine, his…
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Telemundo announces May replay lineup

Boxeo Telemundo returns with replays of iconic bouts that launched the careers of champions and notable fighters, highlighting their stories and rise to stardom. The special four-week season premieres this Friday, May 1 with a look at the best of the classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico. Week two will present the rise of Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez Jr., followed by the story of Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz and culminating the season with a special highlighting the beginnings of 4-division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Continue reading “Telemundo announces May replay lineup”

Boxeo Telemundo returns with replays of iconic bouts that launched the careers of champions and notable fighters, highlighting their stories and rise to stardom. The special four-week season premieres this…
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Boxing Buzz

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has named June as a target date for the return of live boxing. “We’re doing it in a careful way, working with state commissions, to find a path to reopen in June and throughout the summer with no spectators,” Arum told Sky Sports. Arum named Nevada, California and Texas as the locations he is looking at.
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PBC and Matchroom Sports are looking at a July return to live shows.
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Canelo Alvarez is hoping to return to the ring in September, but at this point he has no idea who he’s fighting. “I don’t really know what’s next,” Alvarez told TV Azteca.
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Florida has been open to staging live boxing shows with no spectators for awhile now, but so far there have been no takers.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has named June as a target date for the return of live boxing. “We’re doing it in a careful way, working with state commissions,…
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WBC Talks: Episode 24

Panelists
Kalle Sauerland
Robert Diaz
Ahmet Öner
Mauricio Sulaiman
Victor Silva

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WBC Talks: Brace yourself for boxing greats

By Mauricio Sulaimán
WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán

I had the great pleasure of holding talks, one on one, with two all-time Boxing Greats … Julio César Chávez and Sugar Ray Leonard … during the dynamics called WBC Talks, which are done through the WBC University with the support from LiberQuaré.

These are informal conversations, totally relaxed, and in which we simply remember the courses, passages and routes of their lives inside and outside of the ring.

We have selected photographs that, when put on screen, generate great interest and nostalgia in our champions, facilitating the flow of the conversation, opening the floodgates of memories and pride of these great champions. Continue reading “WBC Talks: Brace yourself for boxing greats”

By Mauricio Sulaimán WBC President – Son of José Sulaimán I had the great pleasure of holding talks, one on one, with two all-time Boxing Greats … Julio César Chávez…
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Oscar Valdez Targeting Miguel Berchelt

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez has one name on the brain when boxing resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic: WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Valdez moved up in weight last November, rising from a second-round knockdown to knock out last-minute replacement Adam Lopez.

Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) is riding out the pandemic at his ranch in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This is what he had to say about Berchelt and other topics to Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher. Continue reading “Oscar Valdez Targeting Miguel Berchelt”

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez has one name on the brain when boxing resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic: WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Valdez moved…
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PBC fighters salute COVID-19 frontline workers

PBC fighters and FOX broadcast talent joined together to create a thank you message for the doctors, nurses and first responders working on the front lines fighting COVID-19.

The video includes PBC fighters Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr., Deontay Wilder, Leo Santa Cruz, Andy Ruiz Jr., Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia, Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, David Benavidez, Caleb Plant, Abner Mares, Erislandy Lara, Julian Williams, Tony Harrison, Anthony Dirrell, Andre Dirrell, Chris Eubank Jr., Andre Berto and Adam Kownacki, as well as FOX on-air talent Brian Kenny, Chris Myers, Joe Goossen, Kate Abdo, Jimmy Lennon Jr., Marcos Villegas, Heidi Androl, Jordan Plant, Steve Cunningham and Ray Flores.

PBC fighters and FOX broadcast talent joined together to create a thank you message for the doctors, nurses and first responders working on the front lines fighting COVID-19. – The…
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Boxing back in Nicaragua May 16

After successfully presenting the first live boxing card in over a month anywhere in the world on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello in Managua, Nicaragua, Bufalo Boxing Promotions, headed by former two-division world champion Rosendo “Bufalo” Alvarez, has already scheduled their next show for May 16 at the same venue.

The main event is former world title challenger Francisco Fonseca (25-3-2, 19 KOs) against Eusebio Osejos (30-24-3, 8 KOs) in a lightweight clash. Fonseca fought Ryan “Kingry” Garcia in his last fight.

Also scheduled are former world title challenger Yader Cardoza (24-16-1, 8 KOs) vs Aarón Juárez (16-7-3, 4 KOs) in a rematch of their March 14 super bantamweight clash, plus a lightweight showdown between Freddy Fonseca (28-5-1, 19 KOs) and Robin Zamora (16-7, 8 KOs).

Who would have thought Nicaragua would suddenly become the world boxing capital?

After successfully presenting the first live boxing card in over a month anywhere in the world on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello in Managua, Nicaragua, Bufalo Boxing Promotions,…
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Boxing Returns!! Results from Nicaragua

Yes! The first live boxing card in over a month anywhere in the world took place Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua. Fans were socially distanced in the arena and pretty much everyone except the fighters was required to wear a mask. Chocolatito Gonzalez was among those in attendance.

In the main event of the card presented by Bufalo Boxing Promotions, headed by former two-division world champion Rosendo “Bufalo” Alvarez, super featherweight Robin Zamora (16-7, 8 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against Ramiro Blanco (18-8-3, 10 KOs). All three judges had it for Zamora with scores respectively 77-75 78-74 77-75. They previously fought last October with Zamora winning by TKO2.

Super lightweight Freddy Fonseca (28-5-1, 19 KOs) was victorious when opponent Alain Aguilar (8-8-2, 1 KO) didn’t answer the bell for round five. Fonseca fought current IBF super featherweight champion Jojo Diaz last year. Continue reading “Boxing Returns!! Results from Nicaragua”

Yes! The first live boxing card in over a month anywhere in the world took place Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua. Fans were socially distanced in…
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FBHOF 2020 Induction Date Change

Due to the Covid 19 lockdown, the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame has rescheduled the 2020 Class of 2020 Induction Weekend to Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 21-23. The event will still take place at the Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading “FBHOF 2020 Induction Date Change”

Due to the Covid 19 lockdown, the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame has rescheduled the 2020 Class of 2020 Induction Weekend to Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 21-23. The event will…
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Reynoso: Unification then 115 for JC Martinez

Trainer Eddy Reynoso says Julio Cesar Martinez will aim to unify the flyweight division before moving to super flyweight for blockbuster bouts against the likes of Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. Reynoso, the co-trainer and manager of Martinez who is co-promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA and Canelo Promotions, shares the excitement around the WBC’s ruler at 112lbs that has spread around the boxing world as his power and all-action style Continue reading “Reynoso: Unification then 115 for JC Martinez”

Trainer Eddy Reynoso says Julio Cesar Martinez will aim to unify the flyweight division before moving to super flyweight for blockbuster bouts against the likes of Juan Francisco Estrada and…
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Shuan Boxing plans closed-door event

By Robert Coster

Belgica Pena, CEO of Shuan Boxing Promotions, the top promoter in the Dominican Republic, has announced a televised closed-door event with the tentative date of May 30th. “Our boxers depend on being active to be able to economically sustain themselves and their family,” declared Belgica. “We are going through tragic, terrible times but we want our boxers to count on our support and, in turn, we hope to have the support of our sponsors and TV stations.”

She added that Shuan Promotion “has the full support of the WBA. All boxers and participants (judges, referees) will undergo the necessary tests to participate in the event. The date mentioned (May 30th) is tentative — we will obviously need the OK from the health authorities.”

By Robert Coster Belgica Pena, CEO of Shuan Boxing Promotions, the top promoter in the Dominican Republic, has announced a televised closed-door event with the tentative date of May 30th.…
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Weights from Nicaragua

The first boxing match since the worldwide shutdown takes place Saturday night in Managua, Nicaragua. Yes there will be socially distanced fans in the arena. Everyone is required to wear a mask.

Ramiro Blanco 134.6 vs. Robin Zamora 135
Freddy Fonseca 140.4 vs. Alain Aguilar 139.6

*Fighters faced off wearing surgical masks.

Venue: Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua
Promoter: Bufalo Boxing Promotions
TV: ESPN Deportes, ESPN Knockout (Latin America)

The first boxing match since the worldwide shutdown takes place Saturday night in Managua, Nicaragua. Yes there will be socially distanced fans in the arena. Everyone is required to wear…
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Boxing Buzz

Tonight Showtime Sports will serve up two fights featuring John Molina, Jr. In the first bout, Molina loses a war against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse followed by Molina’s comeback victory against Mickey Bey in the second bout. 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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On Saturday ESPN will present four consecutive hours of boxing starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Matches featured include Mayweather-Judah (2006), Pacquiao-Márquez 2 (2008), Pacquiao-Cotto (2009) and Mayweather-Pacquiao (2015).
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PBC will feature a replay of the full televised card for the first Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz showdown on the PBC YouTube page on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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There will be live boxing Saturday from Nicaragua, but sadly no U.S. TV. Available in Latin America on ESPN Knockout.

Tonight Showtime Sports will serve up two fights featuring John Molina, Jr. In the first bout, Molina loses a war against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse followed by Molina’s comeback victory against…
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Santa Cruz focused on Gervonta fight

Leo Santa Cruz spoke with World Boxing Association (WBA) President, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, on Instagram Live. Mendoza talked to the WBA Featherweight and Super Featherweight Super Champion about many interesting points, including his plan to face Gervonta Davis in his next fight.

“We’re focused on the fight against Gervonta Davis. The negotiation was very advanced, but with this situation it has slowed down. We thought it could be in May or June but now we are waiting for a new date”, said Santa Cruz.

Mendoza announced that the request for the Santa Cruz-Davis fight has already arrived at his office, which means that negotiations are already well underway. About the weight, Leo assured that the information he has is that it will be in 130 pounds but he did not discard to go up to Lightweight if the American could not meet the weight in Super Featherweight. Continue reading “Santa Cruz focused on Gervonta fight”

Leo Santa Cruz spoke with World Boxing Association (WBA) President, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, on Instagram Live. Mendoza talked to the WBA Featherweight and Super Featherweight Super Champion about many interesting…
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Mike Tyson: I still work out every day

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Famer Mike Tyson had to control his fear when he stepped into the ring and still works out each day to stay in shape. “I never thought I could handle being a fighter. It just was. I’ve never been able to handle it. You always get nervous. I’m nervous now. That’s just part of life. I believe from my experience that the feeling is a natural defense mechanism. You rise to the occasion or you freeze. You learn to deal with that,” Tyson said to actor Kenan Thompson.

“What is a normal person? It has nothing to do with being an athletic person, it’s about your morale. Fighting has a lot to do with morality too. It’s not about taking it, it’s the willingness to die, that’s what life is. When you stand up to it you no longer have to fear it,” Tyson said. Continue reading “Mike Tyson: I still work out every day”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Famer Mike Tyson had to control his fear when he stepped into the ring and still works out each day to…
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VADA and BSCG reach agreement

An agreement was recently announced between VADA and BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), an international leader in supplement testing and certification, team in favor of sport to offer nutritional supplement testing for performance-enhancing substances to all boxers enrolled in VADA.

This BSCG “Certificate of Drug-Free Product” is essential for all boxers who want to ensure that the products they consume on a regular basis are not contaminated with substances prohibited in sport. Continue reading “VADA and BSCG reach agreement”

An agreement was recently announced between VADA and BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), an international leader in supplement testing and certification, team in favor of sport to offer nutritional supplement…
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WBC Talks: Boxing Commissioners

Panel:
Mike Mazzulli, Mohegan Sun Commission
Andy Foster, California State Athletic Commission
Gregory Sirb, Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission
Mauricio Sulaimán, WBC President
Víctor Silva, Moderator

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WBC reinstates Haney as lightweight champion

The WBC has reinstated champion in recess Devin Haney as WBC lightweight champion and granted him a voluntary defense. Javier Fortuna and Luke Campbell willmeet for the WBC interim lightweight championship and mandatory challenger. The winner of Haney’s voluntary defense must then fight the winner of Fortuna-Campbell without any intervening bout. Continue reading “WBC reinstates Haney as lightweight champion”

The WBC has reinstated champion in recess Devin Haney as WBC lightweight champion and granted him a voluntary defense. Javier Fortuna and Luke Campbell willmeet for the WBC interim lightweight…
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Barrera still training for Kovalev fight

Saturday night was supposed to be make or break for Sullivan Barrera.  The former world title challenger was supposed to face Sergey Kovalev on April 25th in a DAZN streamed main event that would have been contested at a catchweight of 180 pounds.

Of course the coronavirus halted all professional sports in the United States from the middle of March through at least the end of April. Despite the uncertainty of when the fight will take place, the 38-year-old light heavyweight continues to train in hopes that the fight is rescheduled for a summer date. Continue reading “Barrera still training for Kovalev fight”

Saturday night was supposed to be make or break for Sullivan Barrera.  The former world title challenger was supposed to face Sergey Kovalev on April 25th in a DAZN streamed…
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