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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WBSS Final gets USA stream

On Saturday afternoon, the world’s best and undefeated cruiserweights, Oleksandr Uysk and Murat Gassiev, will battle for four world titles and the bragging rights to be crowned the undisputed world cruiserweight champ. The fight will air live and exclusively on KlowdTV in the United States. Like ESPN+ and DAZN, KlowdTV is a live streaming service. They charge $9.99 per month.

On Saturday afternoon, the world’s best and undefeated cruiserweights, Oleksandr Uysk and Murat Gassiev, will battle for four world titles and the bragging rights to be crowned the undisputed world…
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DAZN kicks off Sept 22 with Joshua-Povetkin

Promoter Eddie Hearn introduced the first fighters and rising talent signed to Matchroom Boxing USA and announced the opening boxing events from Matchroom Boxing on DAZN (Da Zone), a new sports streaming service launching September 10th at $9.99 a month.

The package includes 16 live shows from the US, 16 live shows from the UK, starting September 22 with the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin in London.

October 6 in Chicago is former world champion Jessie Vargas, IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev and female star Katie Taylor

October 20 in Los Angeles is WBA super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman, WBO jr welterweight champion Maurice Hooker and heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller.

Also inked is former champ Demetrius Andrade.

Promoter Eddie Hearn introduced the first fighters and rising talent signed to Matchroom Boxing USA and announced the opening boxing events from Matchroom Boxing on DAZN (Da Zone), a new…
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Usyk blows off public workout

Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev entertained a big crowd at Tuesday’s public workout in Moscow. Usyk, however, did surprisingly not do any of the usual skipping, shadow boxing or pad work, but instead waved and bowed in front of the hundreds of fans at the Oceania Shopping Mall.
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Even though Usyk is fighting in his opponents home country there was a lot of noisy support for the Ukrainian.

“I came, entertained the crowd a bit and did some interviews, but I did not show any boxing today,” said Usyk. “You must keep people hungry, not overfeed them. On Saturday people will see everything!” Continue reading “Usyk blows off public workout”

Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev entertained a big crowd at Tuesday’s public workout in Moscow. Usyk, however, did surprisingly not do any of the usual skipping, shadow boxing or pad…
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Sims poised for ShoBox showcase

Junior welterweight Kenneth Sims, Jr. (12-1, 4 KOs) has been hunkering down in training camp in Chicago for his showdown with undefeated Montana Love (11-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout that will be part of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on Friday. Sims, who was a former National Amateur champion, has been off since suffering his only professional blemish, when he dropped a majority decision to Rolando Chinea, and subsequently had elbow surgery. He is eager to get back in the ring, and prove he’s one of the best prospects in the 140-pound division.

“Everything is going great,” Sims said. “I am feeling better than ever. I have been working with a strength and conditioning coach for the first time in my career, and I can feel the difference.” Continue reading “Sims poised for ShoBox showcase”

Junior welterweight Kenneth Sims, Jr. (12-1, 4 KOs) has been hunkering down in training camp in Chicago for his showdown with undefeated Montana Love (11-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-round…
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Parker camp wants fair referee

Kevin Barry, trainer of former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, is calling for a “fair referee” when Parker faces WBC #1 rated Dillian Whyte on July 28 in London.

“All we want is, we want a fair referee,” Barry told Sky Sports. “We want one of the best referees that BBBofC can offer. I think we’ve been pretty hard done by in our first two previous fights here in the UK by the referee, so this time I would like to think they will give us a classy guy. Someone who won’t be an interference for the fight, someone who will let the fight go. I tell you what, there are plenty of good British referees. Let’s just choose one of them.”

Kevin Barry, trainer of former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, is calling for a “fair referee” when Parker faces WBC #1 rated Dillian Whyte on July 28 in London. “All…
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Boxing back in Omaha Saturday

Unbeaten lightweight standout Kevin Ventura 8-0 (7) of Omaha, NE, stars in the main event Saturday when he takes on upset-minded Donnie “Baby-Face” Reeves 3-1 (2) of Hanibal, MO, in a scheduled 6 round bout. The bout will take place at the Ralston Arena in Omaha, NE. The power-punching Ventura recently signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s company Golden Boy Promotions and this bout is being groomed as quite possibly his last bout in Omaha as he has his sights in the Texas and California areas. Continue reading “Boxing back in Omaha Saturday”

Unbeaten lightweight standout Kevin Ventura 8-0 (7) of Omaha, NE, stars in the main event Saturday when he takes on upset-minded Donnie “Baby-Face” Reeves 3-1 (2) of Hanibal, MO, in…
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