Bohachuk-Pendarvis clash March 24

360 Promotions’ “Hollywood Fight Nights” series returns on Sunday, March 24 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, headlined by a junior middleweight clash between undefeated prospect Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk, (12-0, 12 KOs), of Ukraine, training with Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, CA and Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis, (21-4-2, 9 KOs), of Los Angeles.

360 Promotions’ “Hollywood Fight Nights” series returns on Sunday, March 24 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, headlined by a junior middleweight clash between undefeated prospect Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk,…
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WBC orders Breazeale-Whyte interim title bout

The WBC Board of Governors has voted unanimously to order an interim title in the heavyweight division under the WBC rules and regulations guidelines and protocols. Mandatory challenger Dominique Breazeale and WBC silver champion Dillian Whyte have been told to commence negotiations and if there is no agreement between the parties, a purse bid will be held at WBC headquarters in Mexico City on March 19. With WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury headed toward a direct rematch, this ruling provides activity in the heavyweight division and addresses the rights of Breazeale as mandatory challenger.

The WBC Board of Governors has voted unanimously to order an interim title in the heavyweight division under the WBC rules and regulations guidelines and protocols. Mandatory challenger Dominique Breazeale…
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WBSS: Inoue-Rodriguez lands in Glasgow

Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue faces Emmanuel Rodriguez on May 18 for the Puerto Rican’s IBF strap in their 118lb World Boxing Super Series semi-final at Glasgow, Scotland’s SSE Hydro Arena. The IBF bantamweight title bout takes place on the same card as a WBSS semi-final in the 154lb division between Scotland’s Josh Taylor and Belarus’ IBF world champion Ivan Baranchyk.

The Baranchyk camp has reportedly pulled out of the tournament, but the WBSS is proceeding with the promotion of the May 18 semi-final card in Glasgow so let’s see what happens.

Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue faces Emmanuel Rodriguez on May 18 for the Puerto Rican’s IBF strap in their 118lb World Boxing Super Series semi-final at Glasgow, Scotland’s SSE Hydro Arena.…
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Kownacki talks Wilder, Big Baby, Joshua and more

By Przemek Garczarczyk

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Undefeated and always entertaining heavyweight title contender Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (19-0, 15 KO) talks with Fightnews.com about his championship hopes, possible return to the ring in June, about fighting Dillian Whyte in the UK, helping prepare his friend Jarrell Miller for Anthony Joshua…and his UFC connection. Continue reading “Kownacki talks Wilder, Big Baby, Joshua and more”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Undefeated and always entertaining heavyweight title contender Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (19-0, 15 KO) talks with Fightnews.com about his championship hopes, possible return to the ring in June,…
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King’s Promotions inks four undefeated fighters

King’s Promotions has announced that it has entered into co-promotional agreements with four highly touted undefeated fighters, WBO#3 ranked bantamweight Duke Micah (22-0, 18 KOs), welterweight Janelson Figueroa Bocachica (13-0, 9 KOs), welterweight Poindexter Knight, Jr. (6-0, 3 KOs) and super lightweight Greg Outlaw (7-0, 2 KOs.

“I am very excited to sign these future stars in boxing and to be working side by side with Eric Bentley (Real Deal Sports) in developing these 4 future champions,” said Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions. “Each boxer has their own unique qualities and each one I believe has what it takes to go on to be a world champion.”

King’s Promotions has announced that it has entered into co-promotional agreements with four highly touted undefeated fighters, WBO#3 ranked bantamweight Duke Micah (22-0, 18 KOs), welterweight Janelson Figueroa Bocachica (13-0,…
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Lara-Lasisi clash March 8 Dubai

Former world title challenger Kevyn Lara (26-3, 9 KOs) of Nicaragua will look to get back in the world title picture once again. He will take on unbeaten prospect Aliu Bamidele Lasisi (12-0, 8 KOs) of Dubai March 8. Lara’s manager William Ramirez (Wram Boxing) confirmed the bout being official. The site of the event will be Kite Beach in Dubai UAE. The main event is scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBC international super flyweight championship at the stake. It’s not an easy matchup for Lara to fight Lasisi in his backyard, however Lara is by far the best Lasisi has fought to date, so it should be an interesting matchup.

Former world title challenger Kevyn Lara (26-3, 9 KOs) of Nicaragua will look to get back in the world title picture once again. He will take on unbeaten prospect Aliu…
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Mikey Garcia: I Will Prove Everyone Wrong

By Miguel Maravilla

When it was announced last year that WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) would be taking on IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) the whole boxing world was shocked. It was last November as FOX officially announced their early 2019 boxing schedule. Garcia and Spence stood face to face for the first time in New York as Mikey looked up and stared at the champ Spence. Garcia takes on Spence later next month on March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas live on FOX Pay Per View.

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“I’m happy that I’m fighting a PPV, a fight of this magnitude, the atmosphere. This just shows what type of fight this is. I’m excited. This is the biggest fight this year,” Mikey Garcia told Fightnews.com®. “I want to prove everyone wrong.” Continue reading “Mikey Garcia: I Will Prove Everyone Wrong”

By Miguel Maravilla When it was announced last year that WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) would be taking on IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs)…
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Mauricio Sulaiman hits 5 year anniversary

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Five years have gone by since Mauricio Sulaiman was elected President of the World Boxing Council, following the passing of his father José Sulaimán, who led the WBC for 38 years.
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Today, with the same values ​​his father promoted, Mauricio is creating his own history with programs like the Clean Boxing Program, the Jose Sulaimán Champions Fund, Amateur Boxing Development, the WBC Nutrition Committee, the WBC Safety Committee with pre-weigh ins and mandatory medical exams, and many other initiatives, actions and programs. Many congratulations to Mauricio on his tireless work to improve boxing.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Five years have gone by since Mauricio Sulaiman was elected President of the World Boxing Council, following the passing of his father José Sulaimán, who led…
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Crawford-Khan PPV lands at MSG

Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Amir “King” Khan on Saturday, April 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions, tickets priced at $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56 go on sale Wednesday.

Undercard bouts and details on how fans will be able to access the pay-per-view event will be announced at a later date.

Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Amir “King” Khan on Saturday, April 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Promoted by Top Rank,…
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Rockin’ Fights headliner announced

On February 22, Star Boxing will return to its Long Island venue, The Paramount in Huntington, NY. This will be the 34th edition of “Rockin’ Fights.” The main event is a ten round cruiserweight clash between Joel “Big Joe” Djeko (14-2-1, 7 KOs) and Simone “Tyson” Federici (14-1-1, 6 KOs). In the co-feature, super lightweight Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez (9-4, 1 KO) faces Marquis “The Hawk” Hawthorne (6-9, 1 KO).

On February 22, Star Boxing will return to its Long Island venue, The Paramount in Huntington, NY. This will be the 34th edition of “Rockin’ Fights.” The main event is…
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WBSS: Glowacki declares war on Briedis

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) exchanged words and went head-to-head at the kick-off press conference in Riga ahead of their 200lb semi-final clash at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.
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Both combatants defeated their quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions. #1 seed Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while #3 seed Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.

“I cannot wait to get in the ring in Riga,” Glowacki told after Monday’s press conference in Latvia’s capital. “I fought here in 2017 on the undercard of the WBSS quarter-final Briedis vs Perez. I remember a wonderful atmosphere and thousands of fans cheering for Mairis. Continue reading “WBSS: Glowacki declares war on Briedis”

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) exchanged words and went head-to-head at the kick-off press conference in Riga ahead of their 200lb semi-final…
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Dubois: I’m not far behind the best

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois does not view the prospect of himself mixing with the elite of the division as a long-term ambition. The 21-year-old London based powerhouse is planning to climb a good few rungs of the heavyweight ladder over the course of 2019 and put the big three – Messrs Fury, Wilder and Joshua – on notice that the emerging force is quickly playing catch-up. Continue reading “Dubois: I’m not far behind the best”

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois does not view the prospect of himself mixing with the elite of the division as a long-term ambition. The 21-year-old London based powerhouse is planning to climb…
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Leo Santa Cruz Returns Saturday Night

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) is back in action as he takes on Rafael Rivera (26-2-2, 17 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico this Saturday February 16 at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles headlining Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes. We caught up with the champ during training camp here is what he had to say.

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“This isn’t going to be an easy fight. Rivera is tougher than people have given him credit for in the past. Most important though, is to come out of there with the victory,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®.

Santa Cruz wrapped up training camp in La Puente, California under the guidance of his father/trainer Don Jose Santa Cruz along with his brother Antonio in preparation for this fight. Continue reading “Leo Santa Cruz Returns Saturday Night”

By Miguel Maravilla WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) is back in action as he takes on Rafael Rivera (26-2-2, 17 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico this Saturday…
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Hiseni-Schembri April 28 in Switzerland

Unbeaten middleweight prospect Ramadan Hiseni (11-0, 4 KOs) of Switzerland will look to win his first major title as a professional against Christian Schembri (14-5, 6 KOs) of Malta on April 28 at the Restaraunt Glatthof, Glattbrug, Switzerland. Hiseni will be looking to win the vacant WBC youth silver middleweight title in the 10 round main event. Continue reading “Hiseni-Schembri April 28 in Switzerland”

Unbeaten middleweight prospect Ramadan Hiseni (11-0, 4 KOs) of Switzerland will look to win his first major title as a professional against Christian Schembri (14-5, 6 KOs) of Malta on…
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Ramirez retains WBC 140 lb belt against Zepeda

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Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelfth round majority decision over Jose “Chon” Zepeda (30-2, 25 KOs) on Sunday night in front of 14,034 fans at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. It was a close fight. Ramirez applied the pressure and won by scores of 114-114, 115-113, 116-112.

Jose Ramirez: “He was a very a tough and smart southpaw. He came well prepared,” Ramirez said. “He kept a good range and distance. That made it a tough, close fight, but I think I pulled it off in the championship rounds. I landed the most effective punches.”

“I want to face the champions. I want unification bouts. If not, we might give it a shot at welterweight. I have the frame and size. I can still do 140 very comfortably, but I want to add more titles. If the opportunity is there, I could go to welterweight.”

Bob Arum: “It was a good, competitive, fight. I’m not the most unbiased judge, I had Jose winning 116-112. Jose closed the fight strong to win it. But give credit to Zepeda. He came to win and put on a great show.” photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelfth round majority decision over Jose “Chon” Zepeda (30-2, 25 KOs) on Sunday night in…
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Ex-champ Beltran returns with victory

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Former WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over previously unbeaten Hiroki Okada (19-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight fight on Sunday night at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. Beltran dropped Okada in round two, but Okada rocked Beltran later in the round. Beltran dropped Okada twice more in round nine to end it. Time as 2:09.

Saul “Neno” Rodriguez defeated Aelio Mesquita by fifth-round knockout to move to 23-0-1.

Unbeaten featherweight Carlos Castro (22-0, 9 KOs) outpointed former world title challenger Genesis Servania (32-2, 15 KOs) over ten. Scores 99-91, 100-90, 98-92. Continue reading “Ex-champ Beltran returns with victory”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Former WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over previously unbeaten Hiroki Okada (19-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight…
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Torres stuns Rubalcava at Gardens Casino

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Saturday night was the inaugural The Gardens Casino Fight Night at The Events Center at the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, and it did not disappoint. A sold out 1042 Southern California fight fans filled the arena, many of them friends and family of the mostly local fighters.

In main event action, Jonathon Torres (9-6-1, 2KO) upset the previously undefeated Humberto “Filly” Rubalcava (9-1, 6KO) in a scheduled six round super bantamweight bout. After a competitive opening round, Torres dropped Rubalcava hard with a looping right cross that landed right on the button. Rubalcava struggled to get up to beat the count and when he did he was on very unsteady legs. The indecisiveness of the referee, who seemed to be considering stopping the fight, gave Rubalcava a couple very valuable seconds and then once action resumed, the bell sounded to end the second round. Continue reading “Torres stuns Rubalcava at Gardens Casino”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Saturday night was the inaugural The Gardens Casino Fight Night at The Events Center at the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, and it did…
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Cancio, Machado, Vargas, Manzanilla speak

Andrew Cancio: “This was the fight of my life. I feel extremely great winning this world title by knockout. I did not let this fight go to the judges’ scorecards. It’s been a long road, and it felt like we thought it would: unbelievable. For me to execute a plan like we did feels great. He caught me early, but it was a flash knockdown. I got my legs back and got my composure. I was never out of the fight. I’m extremely happy.”

Alberto Machado: “I felt weak in there. The rematch would be nice, but I think I have to move up to 130 pounds. We will see.”

Rey Vargas: “I feel good but he fought too dirty. I like to fight clean, not dirty like he did. It was a complicated fight and he’s tough. But I adjusted to his style, and that’s how I won. I wished he would have fought cleaner, but I did what I could.”

Franklin Manzanilla: “I felt uncomfortable because he was taller than me. I haven’t fought anyone that tall before. I hurt him in the second round and I tried to continue that momentum. I feel I did well.”

Andrew Cancio: “This was the fight of my life. I feel extremely great winning this world title by knockout. I did not let this fight go to the judges’ scorecards.…
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Cejitas Valladares defeats Gonzalez

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Flyweight prospect Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (19-1, 11 KOs) had his problems, but had the resources to overcome dangerous unbeaten opponent Gilbert José González (15-1-1, 12 KOs) by unanimous decision on Saturday night in the main event of Zanfer’s card at the Deportivo de los Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City.
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Gonzalez was deducted a point for a headbutt in round two and another point was taken for holding in round eight. Scores were 99-93, 98-90 and 98-92.

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Photos: Zanfer Flyweight prospect Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (19-1, 11 KOs) had his problems, but had the resources to overcome dangerous unbeaten opponent Gilbert José González (15-1-1, 12 KOs) by unanimous…
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Davis-Ruiz post-fight quotes

Gervonta “Tank” Davis: “Tonight I just wanted to put on a great performance. I was scheduled to fight Abner Mares, but he had an injury so my main goal tonight was to make a great performance, which I did. I knew it was coming. When I touched the jab I saw his arm was in front of his face so if I threw a hook or uppercut it was right in line.

“I’m very confident that I will be more active this year. I have three, probably four fights lined up this year. I’m happy with my team and ready for the next.”

On fighting the winner of the March 2 Ricardo Nunez-Edner Cherry WBA eliminator

“We could do that. At the end of the day I’m a fighter. I’m a fighter and I have a great team. One of the best in the sport. I believe in my team and whatever they line up, I’m ready. Yes sir, we’re coming to Baltimore. We’re going home, baby.”

Hugo Ruiz: “He felt very heavy to me, very heavy-handed. As soon as he started landing punches, I could feel them. I have a lot of first round knock outs, today was my turn to lose in the first round. It happens in boxing. I surely have a fractured nose. I’m looking forward to go down to 126 and look for another opportunity down there.”

Gervonta “Tank” Davis: “Tonight I just wanted to put on a great performance. I was scheduled to fight Abner Mares, but he had an injury so my main goal tonight…
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Upset: Cancio KOs WBA champ Machado

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In one of the most stirring performances ever at Fantasy Springs, local underdog Andrew Cancio overcame a bad knockdown in the opening round to shockingly knock out undefeated WBA super featherweight champion Alberto Machado at 2:16 of the fourth round in a scheduled twelve round title bout.
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Machado (21-1, 17 KOs), nicknamed “El Explosivo,” lived up to his moniker early on, dropping Cancio with a big left hook to the body that looked like it might keep Cancio down for the count. Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) rose off the canvas but didn’t appear to be taking Machado’s power well. Round two however was a good bounce back round for Cancio, as he took the fight to Machado and kept the champion on his heels, consistently coming forward and landing several clean shots on Machado’s head as he tried to cover up. Continue reading “Upset: Cancio KOs WBA champ Machado”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In one of the most stirring performances ever at Fantasy Springs, local underdog Andrew Cancio overcame a bad knockdown in the opening…
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Vargas dropped, but retains WBC 122lb title

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) survived a second round knockdown to successfully defend his title for the fifth time, earning a twelve-round unanimous decision over Franklin Manzanilla (18-5, 17 KOs) by scores of 117-108 on all three cards in a rough and tumble affair.
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Vargas, the more polished of the two fighters despite coming off a nine month layoff due to injury, came forward in a textbook stance behind his jab, while Manzanilla was a little more unorthodox, lunging forward with wide swinging attacks. Manzanilla’s style paid dividends in round two, when a long left hook clipped Vargas on the chin and dropped him to the canvas. Vargas was hurt but was able to get off the canvas to evade and hold his way to the bell. Continue reading “Vargas dropped, but retains WBC 122lb title”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) survived a second round knockdown to successfully defend his title for the fifth…
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WBA 130lb champ Davis destroys Ruiz in one

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME

WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) of Baltimore rolled over former world champion Hugo Ruiz (39-5, 33 KOs) of Mexico, successfully defending his title Saturday night with an explosive first round knockout at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
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Davis cornered Ruiz in the opening round, unloading landing a straight left and following up with a right hand that sent Ruiz to the canvas. When Ruiz got up, he staggered and was in no condition to continue. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 2:59 of the first.

Continue reading “WBA 130lb champ Davis destroys Ruiz in one”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) of Baltimore rolled over former world champion Hugo Ruiz (39-5, 33 KOs)…
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Crowley defeats McLellan

An all-Canadian grudge match was settled tonight in emphatic fashion as hometown hero Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (17-0, 9 KOs) made the third successful defense of his CPBC Canadian and International Super Welterweight Championships, and remained undefeated, with a dominant unanimous decision over former Canadian champion Stuart McLellan (25-3-3, 10 KOs). Continue reading “Crowley defeats McLellan”

An all-Canadian grudge match was settled tonight in emphatic fashion as hometown hero Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (17-0, 9 KOs) made the third successful defense of his CPBC Canadian and…
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Ramirez, Zepeda make weight

Jose Ramirez 138.6 vs. Jose Zepeda 140
(WBC super lightweight title)
Note: Zepeda originally weighed 140.2 pounds and made weight on his second attempt.

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Ray Beltran 139 vs. Hiroki Okada 139.6
Genesis Servania 121.6 vs. Carlos Castro 121
Joel Diaz Jr 138.2 vs. Cristian Coria 140
Andy Vences 131 vs. Dardan Zenunaj 131
Gabriel Flores Jr. 132.4 vs. Alex Torres Rynn 132.6
Saul Rodriguez 132.8 vs. Aelio Mesquita 132.2
Isidro Ochoa 121.8 vs. Jesus Guzman 122.8
Guido Vianello 236.4 vs. Andrew Satterfield 241.2

Venue: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV ESPN, ESPN+

Jose Ramirez 138.6 vs. Jose Zepeda 140 (WBC super lightweight title) Note: Zepeda originally weighed 140.2 pounds and made weight on his second attempt. Ray Beltran 139 vs. Hiroki Okada…
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