Unbeaten Vargas debuts on Telemundo tonight

Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Yeison Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs) of Colombia makes his USA and Telemundo debut tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. His opponent will be WBO #2 and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico.
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This is a huge opportunity for Vargas to enhance his profile and break into the world rankings. Espinoza has fought and beaten the better competition, but Vargas is unfazed by his underdog role and focused on victory. Continue reading “Unbeaten Vargas debuts on Telemundo tonight”

Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Yeison Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs) of Colombia makes his USA and Telemundo debut tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. His opponent will…
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Konkco to defend IBO belt against Canoy

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Simpiwe Konkco makes the fourth defense of his IBO minimumweight belt when he meets Filipino Joey Canoy at the Orient Theatre in East London, on Sunday afternoon. The tournament will be broadcast live on SS8 from 2pm to 5pm.

The 32-year-old Konkco (the correct spelling of his names as confirmed by the fighter and his trainer Colin Nathan are Simpiwe Konkco), made his pro debut on September 15, 2007 and has compiled a record of 19-5, 7 KOs. Continue reading “Konkco to defend IBO belt against Canoy”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Simpiwe Konkco makes the fourth defense of his IBO minimumweight belt when he meets Filipino Joey Canoy at the Orient Theatre in East London, on…
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Loeffler: Wlad would beat Wilder, Fury TODAY

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“All of today’s heavyweight champions and contenders were part of Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp, learned from him, are products of the Klitschko era. And Wladimir, unlike his brother Vitali, liked to show right away in sparring who is the champion. Some of the today’s champs can say something about that,” says K2 Managing Director Tom Loeffler. Tom takes us behind the scenes of the legendary camps in Going, Austria, gives his Wilder-Fury prediction and much more.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “All of today’s heavyweight champions and contenders were part of Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp, learned from him, are products of the Klitschko era. And Wladimir, unlike his…
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Telemundo Weights from Hollywood, Fla

Yeison Vargas 117.2 vs. Ricardo Espinoza 118.8
(WBO Latino bantamweight title)
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Breidis Prescott 148 vs. Derrieck Cuevas 149
Wilfrido Buelvas 150 vs. Livan Navarro 148.8
Mike Oliver 123.4 vs. Hairon Socarras 125.8
Hector Hodge 226.4 vs. Jairus Gladney 231.4
Fabian Valdez 172.6 vs. Ulysses Diaz 179.6
Yendris Rodriguez Valdez 173.4 vs. Irosvani Duvergel 173.8
Isaias Martin Cardona 129 vs. Jessy Cruz 128
Manuel Correa 131.8 vs. Dustin Arnold 133.8
Jonathan Conde 130.4 vs. Luis Melendez 127.4

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Promoter: The Heavyweight Factory and All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

Yeison Vargas 117.2 vs. Ricardo Espinoza 118.8 (WBO Latino bantamweight title) Breidis Prescott 148 vs. Derrieck Cuevas 149 Wilfrido Buelvas 150 vs. Livan Navarro 148.8 Mike Oliver 123.4 vs. Hairon…
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Jermain Taylor Arrested 2nd Time This Month

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More legal trouble for Jermain Taylor … the ex-boxing champ was arrested for the second time this month after missing a child support payment … TMZ Sports has confirmed. 40-year-old Taylor — once the undisputed middleweight champ — was booked in Pulaski County jail in Arkansas around 1 PM on Wednesday. Jermain owes a whopping $54,500 in child support … and will not be released until he either pays $5,350 in back payments or otherwise satisfies the court. Continue reading “Jermain Taylor Arrested 2nd Time This Month”

By TMZSports.com More legal trouble for Jermain Taylor … the ex-boxing champ was arrested for the second time this month after missing a child support payment … TMZ Sports has…
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Ramirez-Hart undercard announced

Unbeaten super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will face Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) on Friday, December 14 in a 10-rounder for the NABF “junior” title at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Barboza-Lopez will be the co-feature to the previously announced rematch featuring WBO champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and #1 contender Jesse “Hollywood” Hart. The event will stream live on ESPN+. Continue reading “Ramirez-Hart undercard announced”

Unbeaten super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will face Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) on Friday, December 14 in a 10-rounder for the NABF “junior” title at the…
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Stevenson-Gvozdyk Final Presser

Boxing’s longest reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson and undefeated, mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk faced off Thursday at the final press conference ahead of Stevenson’s 10th defense of his WBC light heavyweight title Saturday from Videotron Center in Quebec City. The fight will air live on Showtime. Here is what Stevenson and Gvozdyk had to say Thursday at Chateau Bonne Entente in Quebec City:

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Photo: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Adonis Stevenson: “I’m looking for the knockout. That’s just my mentality and the way that I train. Sugar [Hill Steward] trains me to think that way but I can also go 12 rounds, it’s not a problem. I know that if he makes a mistake, I’m going to catch him. He only has to slip up once in 12 rounds. One mistake, one punch. That’s all it’s going to take. I’m ready. I know I can punch and it’s 12 rounds. I just need one punch. Just one. I’m going to catch him and the night will be over.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk: “I’m not worried about what the bookmakers say. It doesn’t mean anything that they think I am the favorite. I try to stay focused on the things that I need to be focused on, not what the bookmakers think. The further this fight goes, the better my chances are. My height, my movement and my patience will win me this fight.”

Boxing’s longest reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson and undefeated, mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk faced off Thursday at the final press conference ahead of Stevenson’s 10th defense of his WBC light…
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Yafai ordered to defend against Jimenez

By Robert Coster

The WBA has ordered its super-flyweight champion Kalid Yafai to defend his title against the #1 challenger Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez. Yafai must face Jimenez in the next 90 days. Promoters have 30 days to come to an agreement, otherwise the fight will go to a purse bid. Yafai is unbeaten in 25 fights with 15 KOs. Jimenez has a deceptive record of 29-8-4, 16 KOs, but Jimenez hasn’t lost a fight in 7 years. In December 2014, the Dominican fought then world Champion Kohei Kono in Japan and was deprived from winning the title because of a point taken away by the referee — the fight ended in a draw. For his part, Yafai is just off a tougher than expected fight with Israel Gonzalez.

By Robert Coster The WBA has ordered its super-flyweight champion Kalid Yafai to defend his title against the #1 challenger Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez. Yafai must face Jimenez in the next…
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Wilder, Gvozdyk favored on Saturday

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is a -170 favorite to defeat former unified champ Tyson Fury +140 on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over/Under is 9.5 rounds. Over -160, Under +115.

Meanwhile in Quebec City, WBC interim light heavyweight beltholder Oleksander Gvozdyk is -180 to dethrone long-reigning WBC champ and local hero Adonis Stevenson +150.

Odds courtesy of Bovada.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is a -170 favorite to defeat former unified champ Tyson Fury +140 on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over/Under is 9.5 rounds. Over…
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Estrada will fight on last HBO boxing telecast

Following a knee injury sustained in training by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, former unified world champion and #1 ranked Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, (37-3, 25 KOs), of Sonora, Mexico will step in to face cross-town Mexican rival Victor ‘Spock’ Mendez, (28-3-2, 20 KOs), also of Sonora, Mexico in a ten-round super-flyweight clash on Saturday, December 8 emanating from the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The tripleheader will be televised live on HBO’s final boxing telecast.
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“It’s unfortunate that Roman suffered this knee injury in training, he was in great shape and very excited to fight again after his ‘Knockout of the Year’ victory on September 15 in Las Vegas,” said promoter Tom Loeffler. “However, Juan Francisco Estrada and Victor Mendez have both been in training for upcoming fights and each eagerly jumped at the opportunity to fight each other.” Continue reading “Estrada will fight on last HBO boxing telecast”

Following a knee injury sustained in training by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, former unified world champion and #1 ranked Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, (37-3, 25 KOs), of Sonora, Mexico will…
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Shohjahon Ergashev grinding in Russia

Undefeated WBA International champion and world rated junior welterweight Shohjahon Ergashev, coming off his impressive first round KO win November 10th in Chicago, is now training for his upcoming December 15th fight in Krasnodar, Russia.

Undefeated WBA International champion and world rated junior welterweight Shohjahon Ergashev, coming off his impressive first round KO win November 10th in Chicago, is now training for his upcoming December…
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CP Freshmart retains WBA minimum belt

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand. CP Freshmart was faster and much busier as he retained the WBA title for the sixth time. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift…
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Mundine-Horn make weight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) and WBC #12 welterweight Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) were both under the 156.5lb weight limit for Friday’s bout over twelve rounds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Mundine came in at 154.8 lbs. Horn actually weighed in heavier than Mundine at 155.5lbs.

Anthony Mundine: I wanted to do it easy. Normally you have more time so I wanted to show them that not only did I make weight, but I made it comfortably.

Jeff Horn: He may have drained himself a bit too much, which is why he’s acted the way he [did]. He must be very frustrated. We’re pretty much similar weights, but I did it easily. He probably did it hard.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) and WBC #12 welterweight Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) were both under the…
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Espinoza back in action Friday

WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, returns to Telemundo Ford air this Friday. His opponent is unbeaten prospect Yeison Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs) of Colombia. The site of the event will be the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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Espinoza went from an unknown fighter to a legitimate world ranked contender overnight. He’s coming off an impressive second round stoppage of then #3 WBO ranked bantamweight Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano during the Telemundo summer series. Continue reading “Espinoza back in action Friday”

WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, returns to Telemundo Ford air this Friday. His opponent is unbeaten prospect Yeison Vargas (17-0,…
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Wilder-Fury nearly boils over

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Undefeated heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury erupted in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the final press conference for their WBC Heavyweight World Championship this Saturday, December 1 on Showtime PPV from Staples Center in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9 Fury went back-and-forth with verbal haymakers before nearly coming to blows while posing for photos onstage.
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Deontay Wilder: “What I care about is showing people what I’m all about it. I’m showing you each and every time and I’m giving you a knockout. America has a mighty man in me. America has the baddest man on the planet…I put in the hard work to make it here. I’ve grinded and worked. There’s no way I’m going to let a man come from another country and take what I’ve been building.”

Tyson Fury: “I don’t need to beat Deontay Wilder to prove I’m the best. I’m the lineal champion. If Deontay wins, he will be the best, but he’s not going to beat me. I’m the best heavyweight alive, and there’s only one way to get that title. You have to come take it from me. There’s never been a man who could better me in a fight.”

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Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime Undefeated heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury erupted in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the final press conference for their WBC Heavyweight World Championship this Saturday,…
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Leapai: I will bash Gorman

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (32-7-4, 28 KOs) will clash with Nathan Gorman (14-0, 11 KOs) over ten rounds at the Manchester Arena, Lancashire, England on December 22.

“Nathan is just a baby in the game, he looks like a big hairy baby to be honest,” said Leapai. “I’ll be coming over to put this baby to sleep on December 22nd. After I bash up Gorman, I want to bash up that other kid they have over there, Daniel Dubois. Continue reading “Leapai: I will bash Gorman”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world heavyweight challenger Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (32-7-4, 28 KOs) will clash with Nathan Gorman (14-0, 11 KOs) over ten rounds at the…
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Fields: Canelo may be looking past me

WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) has ramped up his training efforts on home turf as he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime against WBC/WBA middleweight king Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) on December 15 at Madison Square Garden.

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“If I win, I’ll be the king of New York and one of the biggest names in the sport overnight. I came from nothing and now I’m headlining at MSG. It’s a dream come true, but it’s a job, and the work will be done in the gym in Manchester. There’s a lot of talk about Canelo’s next fight after Dec. 15-that it could be with Danny Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, the Charlos, or even Callum Smith at Anfield – let them talk. If I take Canelo out, I’ll have a massive fight at Anfield instead. Continue reading “Fields: Canelo may be looking past me”

WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) has ramped up his training efforts on home turf as he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime against WBC/WBA middleweight…
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New IBA champions crowned in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night at Hotel El Panama. Batista knocked Guzman down in round 4 and outclassed him until 9th when referee Ernesto Arce stopped the action at 2:56 when the local showed total dominance.
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The Guzman family and the Venezuelan team had a reason to celebrate when Antonio’s sister, Eva Marina Guzman (15-1-1, 8 KOs) outpointed Panama’s Yaditza Pérez (9-13-1, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant female IBA minimumweight title after 10 action packed rounds. Continue reading “New IBA champions crowned in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night…
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Shields, Judge, Cruz speak at youth gala

WBA/WBC/IBF women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields was a speaker at Gen Youth annual dinner gala Tuesday night along with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Giants Super Bowl hero Victor Cruz.
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They all talked about the importance of hard work, structure, and perseverance as a way to reach their goals. Claressa’s next fight December 8th on HBO against WBO super middleweight champion coming down to middleweight Femke Hermans.

WBA/WBC/IBF women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields was a speaker at Gen Youth annual dinner gala Tuesday night along with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Giants Super…
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Freshmart, Rojas make weight

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) and former champ Byron Rojas (25-3-3, 11 KOs) both weighed 104.5 pounds ahead of tomorrow’s 105lb world title rematch. The bout will take place in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand (about two hours southeast of Bangkok). CP Freshmart, actual name Thammanoon Niyomtrong, dethroned Rojas in 2016 by narrow unanimous decision (115-113 3x).

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) and former champ Byron Rojas (25-3-3, 11 KOs) both weighed 104.5 pounds ahead of tomorrow’s 105lb world title rematch. The…
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Canelo Alvarez: I’m taking a risk

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) hosted a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming 12-round fight against WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event will be streamed live on DAZN.

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FYI there is a one-month free trial, so new DAZN subscribers can enjoy the entire Canelo vs. Rocky fight night for free.

Q. How important is it for you to be making history to become a three-division world champion?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It’s very important to be in that list of about ten Mexicans to become three-division world champions, so very important to enter history. That’s why I’m here taking on this important fight, and it’s important that we win this title.

Continue reading “Canelo Alvarez: I’m taking a risk”

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) hosted a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming 12-round fight against WBA super middleweight champion Rocky…
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Kelly: I’m down for the Yeleussinov rematch

Josh Kelly says he is on a collision course with former amateur rival and Olympic Gold medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov. ‘Pretty Boy’ faces the toughest test of his eight-fight professional career on December 8 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield when he defends his WBA International Welterweight crown against former World Champion David Avanesyan, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Continue reading “Kelly: I’m down for the Yeleussinov rematch”

Josh Kelly says he is on a collision course with former amateur rival and Olympic Gold medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov. ‘Pretty Boy’ faces the toughest test of his eight-fight professional career…
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Bivol-Pascal: Full Report & Photo Gallery

Photos by Darryl Cobb

Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard-fought unanimous decision to retain his WBA Light Heavyweight Title at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City. Click here…

Photos by Darryl Cobb Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard-fought unanimous decision to…
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“Super 8” Middleweight Tournament

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, with the sanctioned cooperation of the World Boxing Council, has announced the Carlos Monzon “Super 8” Middleweight Tournament, featuring eight of Argentina’s most promising 160-lb middleweight fighters vying for the Monzon Cup and a world rating. The tournament begins on Friday, January 4 and all tournament events will be held in Argentina and televised live around the world on TyC Sports. The finals will be held on Saturday, July 6.

Featured fighters include Gonzalo “El Mago” Coria (14-2, 5 KOs), Martin Ezequiel Bulacio (8-2, 6 KOs), Tomas “El Cobra” Reynoso (13-3-1, 3 KOs), Jose Antonio “Tsunami” Villalobos (11-5-2, 7 KOs), brother of current WBA Super Welterweight Champion Brian Castano, Alan Emmanuel Castano (13-0, 8 KOs), Francisco “Pancho” Torres (10-3, 4 KOs), Sergio “Checho” Lopez (12-2, 9 KOs) and Jonathan “El Chúcaro” Sanchez (13-3-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading ““Super 8” Middleweight Tournament”

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, with the sanctioned cooperation of the World Boxing Council, has announced the Carlos Monzon “Super 8” Middleweight Tournament, featuring eight of Argentina’s most promising 160-lb…
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Charlo Twins Dec 22 undercard

U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout and former two-division world champion and Cuban star Rances Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs) competes in a 10-round super lightweight fight, while heavyweight sensation Efe Ajagba (7-0, 6 KOs), who is shaking up the division as a fearsome puncher, enters the ring in a six-round attraction on December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

These fights highlight the undercard of the FOX show that features the Charlo Twins defending their world titles, and a heavyweight showdown between Dominic Breazeale and Carlos Negron in primetime. Continue reading “Charlo Twins Dec 22 undercard”

U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout and former two-division world champion and Cuban star…
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