Tatli, Helenius victorious

The EBU lightweight championship fight between Edis Tatli (31–2) and Frank Urquiaga (12–1) turned out to be a war. It was an action-packed fight with both boxers landing hard shots and neither one giving up an inch.

Urquiaga started the fight aggressively but had trouble getting through the taller Tatli’s jab. By the second round Urquiaga’s right eye was starting to swell. In the second round Urquiaga got Tatli on the ropes, but his combination left the champion smiling. Continue reading “Tatli, Helenius victorious”

The EBU lightweight championship fight between Edis Tatli (31–2) and Frank Urquiaga (12–1) turned out to be a war. It was an action-packed fight with both boxers landing hard shots…
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Jeffrey wins in comeback bout

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with The New Mexican Promotions, brought another exciting night of boxing to Club Amazura on Friday, with former super featherweight titleholder Ronica Jeffrey (16-1, 1 KO) thrilling a packed house with a unanimous decision victory over Gabriella Mezei (8-15-3, 2 KOs) in the main event. Continue reading “Jeffrey wins in comeback bout”

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with The New Mexican Promotions, brought another exciting night of boxing to Club Amazura on Friday, with former super featherweight titleholder Ronica Jeffrey (16-1,…
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Campbell wins vacant SA supermiddle title

By Ron Jackson

Rowan Campbell outhustled Renson Hobyani to win the vacant South African super-middleweight title on a unanimous 12 round points decision at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Friday night.

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Judges Ben Ncapayi and Tony Nyangiwe scored it a rather close 114-113 and 115-113 whilst judge Neville Hotz was closer to mark with a scorecard of 116-111. Continue reading “Campbell wins vacant SA supermiddle title”

By Ron Jackson Rowan Campbell outhustled Renson Hobyani to win the vacant South African super-middleweight title on a unanimous 12 round points decision at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on…
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Obara regains WBO AP 147lb belt from Lagumbay

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former WBO Asia Pacific welterweight champ Keita Obara’s forfeiture of his regional belt was like a nightmare, where a typical double knockdown happened with Obara staying temporarily flat to be unable to resume fighting but Filipino challenger Alvin Lagumbay regaining his feet earliest to wrest the belt via second round demolition this April.
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In their grudge fight Obara (20-3-1, 18 KOs), 147, impressively regained his title as he this time respected the awesome power of WBC#15 Lagumbay (10-3, 9 KOs), 145.5, carefully outboxed and finally decked the Filipino champ twice to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:08 of the third round in a scheduled twelve on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Obara regains WBO AP 147lb belt from Lagumbay”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former WBO Asia Pacific welterweight champ Keita Obara’s forfeiture of his regional belt was like a nightmare, where a typical double knockdown happened…
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Torres, Lebron, Velazquez victorious

Photos: Marcos Mejias Ortiz/PRBBP

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Unbeaten welterweight Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres (12-0, 8 KOs) won by TKO at 2:30 of the second round when the referee stopped his bout against Travis Castellón (16-2-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

In an all-action bout, welterweight Bernard “Bimbo” Lebrón (10-1, 4 KOs) won by eight round unanimous decision over Antonio Sánchez (5-5-2, 3 KOs). Sánchez was down one time in the sixth round and that made the difference as the scores were 76-75, 76-75, 76-75.

In the upset of the night, unheralded welterweight Winston Velázquez (26-33-2, 15 KOs) sent previously unbeaten Jose “Chino” Lopez (11-1, 9 KOs) two times to the canvas to beat him by TKO at 2:59 of the second round.

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Photos: Marcos Mejias Ortiz/PRBBP Unbeaten welterweight Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres (12-0, 8 KOs) won by TKO at 2:30 of the second round when the referee stopped his bout against Travis…
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Espinoza demolishes Lozano in two

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Scott Foster

Big-punching bantamweight Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs impressively dethroned WBO Latin champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (15-5, 11 KOs) in two savage rounds Friday night at the Brian Glazer JCC ballroom in Tampa, Florida.
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Espinoza dropped Lozano twice in round two and the bout was waved off. Lozano entered rated WBO #4 and was tapped as a replacement fighter for the upcoming WBSS bantamweight tourney.

Unbeaten bantamweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (19-0-3, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Jose Nieves (22-5-3, 11 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

Featherweight Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (15-0, 10 KOs) knocked out veteran Luis Hinojosa (31-15, 18 KOs) in round two. A hook to the body put Hinojosa down for the count. Time was 1:45. Continue reading “Espinoza demolishes Lozano in two”

By Karl Freitag Photos: Scott Foster Big-punching bantamweight Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs impressively dethroned WBO Latin champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (15-5, 11 KOs) in two savage rounds Friday…
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LA Fight Club: Sanchez stops Martin

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Featherweight Emilio Sanchez (17-1, 12 KOs) of Pacoima, California returned to the ring with a fifth round stoppage over San Diego’s Christopher Martin (30-10-3, 10 KOs) of San Diego, Friday night at the Belcaso Theater in downtown Los Angeles in the LA Fight Club main event.
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Fighting on the inside in round three, Sanchez connected Martin with a right uppercut staggering him and sending him to the canvas as he got up and finished the round. The following round, Sanchez continued to stay on top connecting with big punches as Martin’s left eye began to shut. Sanchez was all over Martin in the fifth as the left eye began to worsen. Referee Jack Reiss waved the bout at the end of the fifth. Continue reading “LA Fight Club: Sanchez stops Martin”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Featherweight Emilio Sanchez (17-1, 12 KOs) of Pacoima, California returned to the ring with a fifth round…
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Crawley-Garcia battle to a draw

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobbs Jr.

In the main event, Dominican Ricardo Garcia, 14-3-1, 9 KOs, and North Philly’s Tyrone Crawley Jr., 7-1-1, fought to an eight round draw in their junior welterweight fight for the WBF title belt on Friday night at Philadelphia’s Sugar House Casino.
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Garcia had the edge on my scorecard, but only led on one of the official tallies after eight rounds. The other two judges had the fight 76-76, making the result a majority draw. The nine bout card was promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions.

In the co-feature bout, Eric Moon, 8-1, 6 KOs, came from Marietta, GA and upset Philly’s Christopher Brooker, 13-6, 5 KOs, in their eight round super middleweight fight. The action was two-way, but Moon landed the more telling blows, hurting Brooker more than once. Moon built an early lead and stayed ahead when Brooker stepped on the gas late in the bout. Moon captured the decision by scores of 78-74 and 77-75 twice. Continue reading “Crawley-Garcia battle to a draw”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobbs Jr. In the main event, Dominican Ricardo Garcia, 14-3-1, 9 KOs, and North Philly’s Tyrone Crawley Jr., 7-1-1, fought to an eight…
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Rojas makes weight, Diaz overweight

Jesus Rojas 125.8 vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. 126.6
(WBA featherweight title)

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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Note: Diaz is unable to take advantage of his second world title opportunity in three months. JoJo stripped naked but was .8 lbs. heavy and looked gaunt. He can back later but still weighed 126.6 lbs., therefore Diaz cannot win the title in Saturday’s fight.

Other Weights:
Damon Allen 139.2 vs. Jonathan Navarro 139.8
Ferdinand Kerobyan 155.6 vs. Jose Rivera 155.4
Aaron McKenna 146 vs. Rolando Mendivil 144
Jose Freddie Vargas 123 vs. Leonardo Reyes 120.6

Venue: The Avalon, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Facebook

Jesus Rojas 125.8 vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. 126.6 (WBA featherweight title) Note: Diaz is unable to take advantage of his second world title opportunity in three months. JoJo stripped…
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Weights from Mexico City

Jackie Nava 120.6 vs. Alys Sánchez 120.5

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Mariana “Barby” Juarez 117.9 vs. Terumi Nuki 116.8
(WBC fmale bantamweight title)
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Dewayne Beamon 115.8 vs. Martín Tecuapetla 117.5
Adrián Pacheco 127.8 vs. Daniel Rojas 131.1
Julio César Martínez 112 vs. Juan López 110.2
Joel Sánchez 109.1 vs. Luis Guadalupe 109.3

Venue: Arena Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Jackie Nava 120.6 vs. Alys Sánchez 120.5 Mariana “Barby” Juarez 117.9 vs. Terumi Nuki 116.8 (WBC fmale bantamweight title) Dewayne Beamon 115.8 vs. Martín Tecuapetla 117.5 Adrián Pacheco 127.8 vs.…
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Charr-Oquendo is still on for Sept 29

Promoter Don King’s claim that the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight championship fight between pitting champion Manuel Charr and challenger Fres Oquendo is currently in limbo while the parties litigate, has been denied by boxing attorney Pat English, who represents Manuel Charr.

“There is no litigation between the Charr and Oquendo camps and that bout is firmly scheduled for September 29,” said English. Charr-Oquendo is scheduled for September 29 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Tickets are on sale now.

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Promoter Don King’s claim that the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight championship fight between pitting champion Manuel Charr and challenger Fres Oquendo is currently in limbo while the parties litigate,…
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European Updates

Yesterday in late morning at EBU offices in Rome, Italy, Chris Sanigar Promotions presented a huge offer to guarantee his company the right to stage the fight between flyweight sensation Andrew Selby (10-0, 5 KOs), in mandatory position, with European champion Vincent Legrand (27-0, 16 KOs), who is at the first defense of his second reign as continental belt holder. Sanigar, the only bidder, put in the envelope 46,200 Euros – a noteworthy sum referred to the lightest weight class in Europe, which would guarantee the champion a 60% share of 27,720 Euros, with Selby banking the remaining 18,480 Euros. Continue reading “European Updates”

Yesterday in late morning at EBU offices in Rome, Italy, Chris Sanigar Promotions presented a huge offer to guarantee his company the right to stage the fight between flyweight sensation…
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Flores-Bryan upgraded to heavyweight title fight

WBA interim heavyweight world title at stake

Update: Organizers of the Charr-Oquendo fight deny there are problems with that bout going ahead as scheduled on September 29 in Cologne, Germany.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) interim heavyweight championship will now be on the line Saturday night when undefeated Trevor Bryan (19-0, 13 KOs) and B.J. Flores (34-3-1, 21 KOs) square off at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, AZ, it was announced by promoter Don King. The interim title was approved since the pending WBA heavyweight championship pitting Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo is currently in litigation. That fight is tentatively scheduled for September 29, but the courts will decide if the bout actually moves forward. Continue reading “Flores-Bryan upgraded to heavyweight title fight”

WBA interim heavyweight world title at stake Update: Organizers of the Charr-Oquendo fight deny there are problems with that bout going ahead as scheduled on September 29 in Cologne, Germany.…
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Chocolatito Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Román “Chocolatito” González is training at the Caballero family gym in Coachella, California with conditioning coach Alfredo Corrales. His new trainer Gustavo Herrera, who was previously with him at the beginning of his career, remains in Nicaragua with the WBC flyweight champion Cristofer González, who will defend against Paddy Barnes next weekend in Northern Ireland.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Román “Chocolatito” González is training at the Caballero family gym in Coachella, California with conditioning coach Alfredo Corrales. His new trainer Gustavo Herrera,…
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Minamoto keeps Japanese 126lb belt in gruelling game

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Game and gutsy Taiki Minamoto (16-5, 13 KOs), 126, barely kept his Japanese featherweight belt as he came off the canvas from a bad knockdown in round three, patiently fought back and finally dropped JBC#3 Tatsuya Otsubo (12-9, 4 KOs), 126, with a furious retaliation, halting him at 2:24 of the ninth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
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The determined challenger, energetic and effective, was ahead on points after the fifth round on open scoring system: 48-46 on all cards. From the fourth round on, however, Minamoto collected back a point in every round to weaken the still pugnacious challenger. The champ’s incessant combo finally caught up with him, decking him to the floor, which prompted the referee’s well-received intervention.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Game and gutsy Taiki Minamoto (16-5, 13 KOs), 126, barely kept his Japanese featherweight belt as he came off the canvas from a…
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Big Baby: You cannot sleep on Adamek

Video, report by Przemek Garczarczyk

“There’s nothing personal. It’s just business. No bad blood, I grew up watching him a couple of times in the Prudential Center. It is what it is. We will crack some jokes along the way but on October 6, I have to put his lights out…I’m a heavyweight who fights like a cruiserweight. I’m light on my feet and throwing a lot of punches – and I’m looking for a knockout in this fight. It all favors me, but I will work hard, like for everybody else, like this is a title shot and try to make it an early night. But…hell no, I will not take him lightly. Fights are happening all the time when bigger guys sleep on smaller guys, because they’re smaller stature – but they are big in heart. Adamek is a two time, two division world champion. You cannot sleep on this guy.”

Always telling how it is, heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller (22-0, 18 KO) spoke to Fightnews.com about his October 6 DAZN USA and Matchroom Boxing USA inaugural bout in Chicago against former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, and heavyweight title contender Tomasz Adamek (53-5, 31 KO).

Video, report by Przemek Garczarczyk “There’s nothing personal. It’s just business. No bad blood, I grew up watching him a couple of times in the Prudential Center. It is what…
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WBSS sub Lozano on Telemundo tonight

The Boxeo Telemundo Ford summer season wraps up with a ten round bantamweight showdown between local favorite and WBO Latin bantamweight champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (15-4, 11 KOs) of Bowling Green, Florida, and Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (20-2, 17 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. The site of the event will be the beautiful ballroom at Brian Glazer JCC, the new home for All Star Boxing in Tampa, Florida.

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Photo: All Star Boxing

Lozano’s career has seen its share of ups and down. A move up in weight saw him land two big victories in a row avenging previous defeats. Lozano now faces a hungry and younger opponent in Espinoza. Lozano also informed Fightnews.com® that he is an alternate for the WBSS bantamweight tournament. He will be fighting in Tampa for the 12th time and have the crowd backing him. Continue reading “WBSS sub Lozano on Telemundo tonight”

The Boxeo Telemundo Ford summer season wraps up with a ten round bantamweight showdown between local favorite and WBO Latin bantamweight champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (15-4, 11 KOs) of Bowling…
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Telemundo Weights From Tampa

Danny Lozano 118 vs. Ricardo Espinoza 118
(WBO Latino bantamweight title)

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Photo: All Star Boxing

Santiago Arroyo 117 vs. Edwin Rodriguez 118
Hairon Socarras 125 vs. Jose Nieves 127
Nestor Bravo 136 vs. Isaias Cardona 138
Jean Carlos Rivera 125 vs. Luis Hinojosa 126
Tommy Logan 131 vs. Felix Santana Jr. 131
Luis Melendez 127 vs. Nery Garcia 129

Venue: Brian Glazer JCC, Tampa, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Tutiking Promotions
TV: Telemundo

Danny Lozano 118 vs. Ricardo Espinoza 118 (WBO Latino bantamweight title) Santiago Arroyo 117 vs. Edwin Rodriguez 118 Hairon Socarras 125 vs. Jose Nieves 127 Nestor Bravo 136 vs. Isaias…
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Weights from New York

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Ronica Jeffrey 123.4 vs. Gabriella Mezei 123.4
Ariel Lopez 118 vs. Rudolph Hedge 118.4
Lawrence Gleeson 138.2 vs. Mark Szoros 139
Jose Gonzalez 125.8 vs. Jeno Tonte 123
Harrison Barba 125.6 vs. Deron Smith 124.4
Paul Anthony 145.8 vs. Demetrius Williams 146.8

Venue: Club Amazura, Queens, NY
Promoter: Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions

Ronica Jeffrey 123.4 vs. Gabriella Mezei 123.4 Ariel Lopez 118 vs. Rudolph Hedge 118.4 Lawrence Gleeson 138.2 vs. Mark Szoros 139 Jose Gonzalez 125.8 vs. Jeno Tonte 123 Harrison Barba…
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Weights from Philadelphia

Tyrone Crawley, Jr. 138.5 vs. Ricardo Garcia 140.7
(WBF junior welterweight title)

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Christopher Brooker 169 vs. Eric Moon 167.9
Poindexter Knight 149.9 vs. Greg Averil Young 147.4
Joshafat Ortiz 128.6 vs. Javier Oquendo 128.8
Rasheed Johnson 145.5 vs. Tony Morris 149.4
Paul Kroll 151.5 vs. DeAngelo Alcorn 150.8
Rasheen Brown 122.9 vs. Bryann Perez 127.1
James Martin 151.9 vs. Jonathan Burrs 150.9
Nicoy Clarke 209.4 vs. Jose Nunez 216.2

Venue: SugarHouse Casino
Promoter: King’s Promotions

Tyrone Crawley, Jr. 138.5 vs. Ricardo Garcia 140.7 (WBF junior welterweight title) Christopher Brooker 169 vs. Eric Moon 167.9 Poindexter Knight 149.9 vs. Greg Averil Young 147.4 Joshafat Ortiz 128.6…
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LA Fight Club Weights

Emilio Sanchez 125 vs. Christopher Martin 125.8

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Hector Tanajara Jr. 135 vs. Emmanuel Morales 134.4
Raymond Muratalla 138.4 vs. Guillaume Lorenzo 138.4
Oscar Acevedo 130.6 vs. Gerardo Molina 130.2
Recky Dulay 133.8 vs. Juan Sandoval 133.8

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: EstrellaTV

Emilio Sanchez 125 vs. Christopher Martin 125.8 Hector Tanajara Jr. 135 vs. Emmanuel Morales 134.4 Raymond Muratalla 138.4 vs. Guillaume Lorenzo 138.4 Oscar Acevedo 130.6 vs. Gerardo Molina 130.2 Recky…
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Nava, Juarez Twinbill Final Press Conference

This Saturday at the Mexico City Arena, the two best Mexican female fighters, Jackie Nava and Mariana Juarez, headline in rematches against foreign opposition in advance of a possible super fight between the two. Nava (33-4-3, 14 KOs) faces Alys Sanchez, and WBC bantam champ Juarez (49-9-4, 18 KOs) meets Terumi Nuki.
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Jackie Nava: ”I know Alys prepared twice as hard for this fight and I did, too. She knocked me down in the first fight, but she also felt my power and surely this will guarantee a show for all the fans. I know I’ve been out of the ring for a long time and that could work against me, but I prepared the best I could for this fight.”

Barby Juarez: “Sometimes the Japanese fighters have impressive stamina and especially Nuki, who brought everything in the first fight and I’m sure she’ll do it again. Long ago I learned that should not underestimate any opponent and I’m not thinking ahead to a fight with Jackie.” Continue reading “Nava, Juarez Twinbill Final Press Conference”

This Saturday at the Mexico City Arena, the two best Mexican female fighters, Jackie Nava and Mariana Juarez, headline in rematches against foreign opposition in advance of a possible super…
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Hearn Guarantees Joshua Will Fight Wilder

By TMZSports.com

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the probability that a fight happens with Deontay Wilder is pretty good — like 100% good — telling TMZ Sports it WILL HAPPEN no matter what.

Joshua vs. Wilder is the biggest fight in boxing bar none, but so far the two sides haven’t been able to agree on terms to get the guys in the ring.

Hearn — who was in Chicago promoting DAZN’s October 6 card — is telling the boxing public to be patient, basically giving his word that next year is the year. Continue reading “Hearn Guarantees Joshua Will Fight Wilder”

By TMZSports.com Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the probability that a fight happens with Deontay Wilder is pretty good — like 100% good — telling TMZ Sports it WILL…
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Pedraza: Fans can expect a great victory

José “Sniper” Pedraza already knows how it feels to have a world title in his hands. Now, the former IBF 130lb champion guarantees he will experience that sensation again on Aug. 25 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Pedraza (24-1, 12 KOs) will challenge WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of an ESPN-televised card.

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Pedraza, who will depart for Las Vegas on Saturday to finish training camp, worked out for the Puerto Rican media Wednesday afternoon. This is what he had to say. Continue reading “Pedraza: Fans can expect a great victory”

José “Sniper” Pedraza already knows how it feels to have a world title in his hands. Now, the former IBF 130lb champion guarantees he will experience that sensation again on…
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