Chavez Jr. vs. Angulo on Wilder-Fury undercard

A split-site doubleheader airing live on SHOWTIME and streaming live on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms will kick off a big night of boxing on Saturday, December 1, leading into the SHOWTIME PPV presentation of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight blockbuster event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Adonis Stevenson will make the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated, mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk to start the action live from Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. The two-fight telecast presented by Premier Boxing Champions continues live from Los Angeles, where Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. will take on Alfredo Angulo in a 10-round super middleweight clash at STAPLES Center.

A split-site doubleheader airing live on SHOWTIME and streaming live on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms will kick off a big night of boxing on Saturday, December 1, leading into…
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IBF set for 100th event in China.

The 2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament & IBF Asia Championship were held in Beijing recently. The event marks IBF’s 100th event since it firstly entered into China in 2015. The tournament pays tribute to the spirit of Silk Road which is open, proactive and enterprising, but also to the people who are engaged in boxing industry persistently and passionately.

IBF has left footprints in Beijing, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Xuzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Jinan, Dezhou, Tangshan and Macau after it initiated the IBF China Professional Boxing Tournament in 2015 and IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament in 2017. Nearly 1000 boxers participated in the two tournaments with 26 title belts (4 IBF World Belts, 8 IBF B&R Belts, 9 IBF Asian Belts and 4 IBF China Belts) awarded, and more than 420 hours Live broadcasting over the past three years. Continue reading “IBF set for 100th event in China.”

The 2018 IBF Silk Road Champions Tournament & IBF Asia Championship were held in Beijing recently. The event marks IBF’s 100th event since it firstly entered into China in 2015.…
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Usyk, Bellew make weight

Oleksandr Usyk 198.25 vs. Tony Bellew 199.3
(WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight titles)

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Anthony Crolla 135 vs. Daud Yordan 133.75
(WBA lightweight eliminator)

Ricky Burns 138 vs. Scott Cardle 136.5

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom
Stream: DAZN

Oleksandr Usyk 198.25 vs. Tony Bellew 199.3 (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight titles) Anthony Crolla 135 vs. Daud Yordan 133.75 (WBA lightweight eliminator) Ricky Burns 138 vs. Scott Cardle 136.5…
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Boxeo Telemundo unveils fall season lineup

Telemundo Deportes’ “Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., returns to Telemundo for its final “season” of the year, presenting four weeks of action-packed bouts, starting Friday, November 16 at 11:35 p.m. ET, live from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The season premiere will feature Puerto Rican Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and Mexican Juan “Pinky” Alejo battling for the WBO/NABO flyweight title.

All fights will be broadcast live on Telemundo and live streamed on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app with additional extensive news and content on TelemundoDeportes.com, including access to the weigh-in and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Continue reading “Boxeo Telemundo unveils fall season lineup”

Telemundo Deportes’ “Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., returns to Telemundo for its final “season” of the year, presenting four weeks of action-packed bouts, starting Friday,…
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Ergashev Returns This Saturday in Chicago

Fearsome super lightweight crusher Shohjahon “Descendant of Tamerlane” Ergashev will return to action this Saturday, November 10, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago against Springfield, Massachusetts, veteran Zack “AK47” Ramsey.

Ergashev (13-0, 12 KOs) of Detroit via Uzbekistan and Ramsey (8-4, 4 KOs) will meet in a six-round battle on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Tournament doubleheader featuring former WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KO), from Walcz, Poland, will face Maksim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KO) of Samara, Russia, in a 12-round battle for the Interim WBO World Championship and former WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KO) from Riga, Latvia, will take on Hamburg, Germany’s Noel Mikaelian (23-1, 10 KO) for the WBC World Diamond Belt Championship. Continue reading “Ergashev Returns This Saturday in Chicago”

Fearsome super lightweight crusher Shohjahon “Descendant of Tamerlane” Ergashev will return to action this Saturday, November 10, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago against Springfield, Massachusetts, veteran Zack “AK47” Ramsey.…
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WBA opens operations in Switzerland

The World Boxing Association (WBA) officially opened its operations in Lausanne, Switzerland. The boxing body has been expanding its horizons now for years in the hands of its president, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, and now specifies the opening of a new office in the European country.

With the current reality of boxing, whose participation in the future Olympic Games has been compromised recently due to the problems of leadership, the WBA has proposed to participate actively and be a protagonist in the rescue of the sport. In addition, the goal of the entity is to make pugilism return to the highest place in sports, as it was in the past. Continue reading “WBA opens operations in Switzerland”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) officially opened its operations in Lausanne, Switzerland. The boxing body has been expanding its horizons now for years in the hands of its president, Gilberto…
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Weights from Philadelphia

Christian Carto 118.4 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 119
Poindexter Knight Jr. 147.1 vs. Travis Castellon 149
James Martin 147 vs. Denis Okoth 146.1
Maurice Burke 156.9 vs. Brandon Bey 160
Frankie Trader 133 vs. Pablo Capul 130.2
Mark Dawson 149.6 vs. Chukka Willis 150.5

Venue: SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia
Promoter: King’s Promotions
Tickets: $100, $75, $50 at SugarHousecasino.com

Christian Carto 118.4 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 119 Poindexter Knight Jr. 147.1 vs. Travis Castellon 149 James Martin 147 vs. Denis Okoth 146.1 Maurice Burke 156.9 vs. Brandon Bey 160 Frankie…
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Win gives Soto Karass a reason to continue

After going 0-5-1 in his last six fights, Mexican blood and guts veteran Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass was supposed to lose to unbeaten super welterweight prospect Neeco “The Rooster” Macias on Thursday night and then retire. However, Soto Karass (29-13-4, 18 KOs) didn’t follow the script, beating Macias by majority decision. Now the 36-year-old Soto Karass might not hang up his gloves just yet.

“I feel happy. I fought against a great warrior,” said Jesus Soto Karass. “I always say that whether it’s a win, a loss or a draw, the fans always win when they see one of my fights. I will speak with my team to see if this will be my last bout.”

Ending a career with a great win is the best way to go out, but it’s relatively rare in this sport. Let’s see what happens.

After going 0-5-1 in his last six fights, Mexican blood and guts veteran Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass was supposed to lose to unbeaten super welterweight prospect Neeco “The Rooster”…
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“Pinky” Alejo ready for Bomba Gonzalez

The old saying goes “Its not how you start but how you finish” this proves right for WBO #15 WBC #24 Juan “Pinky” Alejo (24-5-1 14 KO) who started off losing his first 3 fights but later resurrected his career and won the next 20 bouts in a row.
This amazing accomplishment earned him his first WBO world title opportunity, where he dropped a unanimous decision to 3x world champion & Philipino legend Donnie “Ahas” Neites. Alejo, didn’t let the defeat phase him and continued his winning ways adding 5 more bouts to his column before stepping up for another vacant title shot against Angel “Tito” Acosta at the Madison Square Garden in what was Miguel Cotto’s farewell from boxing. Although Alejo came up short in his second attempt, he feels those fights gave him the experience he needs to defeat Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez. Continue reading ““Pinky” Alejo ready for Bomba Gonzalez”

The old saying goes “Its not how you start but how you finish” this proves right for WBO #15 WBC #24 Juan “Pinky” Alejo (24-5-1 14 KO) who started off…
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Jesse Angel Hernandez gunning for TJ Doheny

Super bantamweight action hero Jesse Angel Hernandez has entered the IBF’s world rankings at #14 and is now gunning for their champion, Australia via Ireland’s TJ Doheny. In the last year and a half, Hernandez (12-1, 7 KOs), a southpaw from Fort Worth, Texas, has turned in three sensational Showtime-televised performances. Continue reading “Jesse Angel Hernandez gunning for TJ Doheny”

Super bantamweight action hero Jesse Angel Hernandez has entered the IBF’s world rankings at #14 and is now gunning for their champion, Australia via Ireland’s TJ Doheny. In the last…
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Soto Karass turns back the clock, defeats Macias

By David Robinett at ringside

In a stunning upset in the main event at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California, old warhorse Jesus Soto Karass (29-13-4, 18 KOs) earned his first win since 2013, outlasting the younger, previously undefeated Neeco Macias (17-1, 10 KOs) in a ten-round super welterweight bout by majority decision, 95-95, 96-94, 97-93.

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Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Macias, one of the more locally popular Southern California fighters, whose fans often sport signs and masks in honor of his moniker “the Rooster,” wasted no time shifting into high gear, rushing Soto Karass into the corner at the opening bell and essentially staying there, trading punches for the next ten rounds. As he always has, Soto Karass was more than happy to oblige, returning fire with his back to the corner or ropes for the entire fight. Although it was fun and dramatic, it was not a total free for all, as both fighters kept their punches short and took as much time slipping and avoiding punches as throwing them early on. Soto Karass appeared to have the edge throwing the heavier punches though, as well as showing the greater ring discipline by occasionally stepping back or to the side to create more space for his punches. Ultimately though, each round was essentially a carbon copy of the previous round, the only difference being which corner the two fighters would station themselves before trading punches. Continue reading “Soto Karass turns back the clock, defeats Macias”

By David Robinett at ringside In a stunning upset in the main event at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California, old warhorse Jesus Soto Karass (29-13-4, 18 KOs) earned…
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Contender: Adams, Mosley make weight

Brandon Adams weighed in at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds while his opponent Shane Mosley, Jr. checked in at 158.8 lbs. for their bout on the finale of The Contender that will take place Friday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Adams (20-2, 13 KOs) of Los Angeles will take on Mosley (13-2, 8 KOs) in the championship bout that will be seen live on EPIX.

Brandon Adams weighed in at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds while his opponent Shane Mosley, Jr. checked in at 158.8 lbs. for their bout on the finale of The…
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Saucedo poised to dethrone Hooker

Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo grew up in Oklahoma City, a short bike ride from the Chesapeake Energy Arena. It was called the Ford Center back then, but Saucedo always dreamed of headlining a world title fight in his hometown. Saucedo will get that chance on Friday, Nov. 16 when he challenges WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. This special one-fight Top Rank on ESPN broadcast begins at midnight ET.

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“Winning a world title in front of my fans will mean the world to me,” Saucedo said. “That’s something I have been dreaming of since I started boxing, and now that the opportunity is here, I’m going to train hard and become a champion.” Continue reading “Saucedo poised to dethrone Hooker”

Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo grew up in Oklahoma City, a short bike ride from the Chesapeake Energy Arena. It was called the Ford Center back then, but Saucedo always dreamed…
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HBO’s last boxing card on Dec 8

On December 8, the iconic Stubhub Center in Carson, California, will host a doubleheader featuring undisputed women’s welterweight world champion ‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) and four-division former world champion Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, (47-2, 39 KOs). The event will be televised live on HBO. Braekhus will face two-time world title challenger Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes, (18-4-3, 1 KO) in the ten-round main event. Chocolatito clashes with former world champion Pedro ‘Jibran’ Guevara, (32-3-1, 19 KOs) in a ten-round super flyweight bout.

On December 8, the iconic Stubhub Center in Carson, California, will host a doubleheader featuring undisputed women’s welterweight world champion ‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) and four-division…
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WBA #15 Dessaix-Lovett clash Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #15 light heavyweight Regain Dessaix (15-1, 10 KOs) will clash with Steve Lovett (17-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds at the Seagulls Rugby League club at Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Lovett boxed successfully in the USA from 2014 to 2017 registering eight victories and suffering two defeats with one no contest, and since returning to Australia has scored two wins. Dessaix has been impressive in 2018 scoring stoppage victories over Peter Ato Ricketts of Ghana and Shintaro Matsumoto of Japan. Promoter Nick Midgely said, “This will be a very competitive light heavyweight bout and a opportunity for the victor to climb up the world ratings.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #15 light heavyweight Regain Dessaix (15-1, 10 KOs) will clash with Steve Lovett (17-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds at the Seagulls…
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Usyk-Bellew set for showdown

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Tony Bellew met face-to-face at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s world title clash at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. DAZN will stream the bout in the USA.

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Oleksandr Usyk: Tony is my best opponent ever…I will be doing boxing…the main thing from my side and Tony’s side is to perform our best.

Tony Bellew: I wish you the very best. I hope you’re in the best shape ever, because Saturday night we are going to go to war, believe you me. Blood, everything, I will give it all…Saturday night my friend, you’re going to learn how to lose.

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Tony Bellew met face-to-face at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s world title clash at the…
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Vargas-Espinoza clash Nov 30 on Telemundo

On Friday, November 30, at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., promoter Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in association with All Star Boxing, return with “Rumble at the Rock III.” The card will feature Colombian bantamweight champion Yeison “El Mulo” Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs) of Cartagena, Colombia taking on WBO Latino bantamweight champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBO-NABO Championship.

In the 10-round welterweight co-main event, Derrieck Cuevas (18-0-1, 14 KOs) of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, will face well-known Miami via Barranquilla, Colombia, veteran Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (31-14, 22 KOs).

On Friday, November 30, at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., promoter Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in association with All…
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Year-end tripleheader in Japan announced

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

An annual year-end tripleheader was announced on Wednesday to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on December 30 (not New Year’s Eve when another event will be disclosed soon).
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Newly crowned WBO 130-pound champion Masayuki Ito (24-1-1, 12 KOs), Japan, will make his initial defense against unbeaten #1 ranked Evgeny Chuprakov (20-0, 10 KOs), Russia, in the main event at the Ota City Gymnasium. WBC 108-pound ruler, unbeaten Ken Shiro (14-0, 8 KOs), Japan, will participate in his fifth defense against Saul Juarez (24-8-2, 13 KOs), from Mexico, over twelve rounds. The first title event on the night will be the WBC interim bantamweight title go between unbeaten #4 Takuma Inoue (12-0, 3 KOs), Japan, and #2 Petch CP Freshmart (AKA Petch Sor Chipattana or his birth name Thasana Saraphath; 48-0, 33 KOs), Thailand, over twelve. Continue reading “Year-end tripleheader in Japan announced”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda An annual year-end tripleheader was announced on Wednesday to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on December 30 (not New Year’s Eve when another…
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WBA: The comeback of boxing II

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The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, issued a second letter that delves into the plan presented last June called “The Return of Boxing”, which seeks to rescue the discipline of pugilism and return it to the highest sport in the world.
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The World Boxing Association (WBA), pioneer of governing organizations in boxing, considers athletes and fans as fundamental pillars and reiterates its intention published in June of 2018. These intentions called for “The comeback of Boxing” because we firmly believe in the unity of all stakeholders in the sport. Boxing shall be only one sport; the WBA already is a pro/am international body.

The mentioned press statement, based on seven pillars, has been already supported by several National Federations whom have expressed their support and need to carry out a plan that strengthens and benefits boxing. In this way, we have fulfilled the first point of our letter, as our values of universality, diversity, respect and commitment have been underlined. Continue reading “WBA: The comeback of boxing II”

Game changing viable alternative for the future of Boxing The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, issued a second letter that delves into the plan presented…
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Parker set for shoulder surgery

Zach Parker suffered a dislocated left shoulder and tears to his rotator cuff, labrum and subscapularis during his British title win over Darryll Williams on November 3 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, and will undergo surgery this week to repair the damage.

Parker sustained the injury at the end of the second round and was forced to box with one arm for the remainder of the contest as he edged out Williams in a controversial split decision to claim the Lonsdale belt. Continue reading “Parker set for shoulder surgery”

Zach Parker suffered a dislocated left shoulder and tears to his rotator cuff, labrum and subscapularis during his British title win over Darryll Williams on November 3 at The SSE…
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Dmitry Bivol Media Workout Quotes

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) of Russia hosted a media workout at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday in preparation for his title defense against light heavyweight contender Jean Pascal (25-5-2, 10 KOs) of Montreal, Canada.

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Bivol and Pascal will fight in the main event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, November 24. The bout will be televised live on HBO. Continue reading “Dmitry Bivol Media Workout Quotes”

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) of Russia hosted a media workout at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday in preparation for his title…
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Weights from Fantasy Springs

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Photo: Brandon Magpantay – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Neeco Macias 153.4 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 152.4
Manny Robles III 125.4 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.4
Emilio Sanchez 127.2 vs. Enrique Bernache 127.8
D’Mitrius Ballard 166.8 vs. Alan Campa 166.8
Aaron McKenna 146.8 vs. Abel Reyes 145.6
Jordan White 125.8 vs. Cristian Renteria 125.4
Sanjar Tursunov 199 vs. Miguel Cubos 195.6

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2

Neeco Macias 153.4 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 152.4 Manny Robles III 125.4 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.4 Emilio Sanchez 127.2 vs. Enrique Bernache 127.8 D’Mitrius Ballard 166.8 vs. Alan Campa 166.8…
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Gamboa/Juanma twinbill press conference

Former world champions Yuriorkis “El Ciclon De Guantánamo” Gamboa and Juan “Juanma” Lopez appeared at the final press conference for their pay-per-view fights on Saturday night at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida.

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Gamboa will battle two-time world title challenger Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran, Jr. in a ten round lightweight bout. In the co-feature, Juanma will clash with Cristian Ruben “Piedrita” Mino, also in a ten-round lightweight bout.

“Redemption in Miami” is promoted by New Champion Promotions.

Former world champions Yuriorkis “El Ciclon De Guantánamo” Gamboa and Juan “Juanma” Lopez appeared at the final press conference for their pay-per-view fights on Saturday night at the Miami-Dade County…
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