Barrera-Monaghan: Full Report

Photos: Emily Harney

Light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs) dominated throughout ten rounds, emerging with a solid unanimous decision victory over a tough “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (29-2, 17 KOs) Saturday at The Aviator Sports Center.

Full report PLUS new photos

Photos: Emily Harney Light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs) dominated throughout ten rounds, emerging with a solid unanimous decision victory over a tough “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (29-2, 17 KOs)…
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Mikaelian-Briedis/Glowacki-Vlasov media workout

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Saturday, November 10, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KO), from Walcz, Poland, will face Maksim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KO) of Samara, Russia, in a 12-round battle for the WBO interim title that also serves as a World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal.

In the night’s other WBSS quarterfinal, former WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KO) from Riga, Latvia, will take on Hamburg, Germany’s Noel Mikaelian (23-1, 10 KO) for the WBC diamond belt.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Saturday, November 10, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, former world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KO), from Walcz, Poland, will face Maksim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KO) of Samara,…
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More Boxing Signings

Banner Promotions signed undefeated lightweight Golden Garcia (11-0-1, 6 KOs) of Montreal, Canada, to a promotional contract. Garcia’s manager is former world champion Otis Grant.
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Two-time Ireland national champion Lee Reeves has signed a promotional contract with Lee Baxter Promotions, and will make his pro debut on November 17 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario.

Banner Promotions signed undefeated lightweight Golden Garcia (11-0-1, 6 KOs) of Montreal, Canada, to a promotional contract. Garcia’s manager is former world champion Otis Grant. —– Two-time Ireland national champion…
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Manny Pacquiao at Oxford

On Monday, Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao visited the campus of the University of Oxford to speak to the Oxford Union at their invitation. Video: Oxford Union.

On Monday, Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao visited the campus of the University of Oxford to speak to the Oxford Union at their invitation. Video: Oxford Union. –

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Vlasov: It’s Either Do or Die

Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki and Russia’s Maksim Vlasov have studied each other thoroughly before their Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Final November 10 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

“I’ve watched a lot of his (Vlasov’s) fights together with my coach and we have tactics ready,” said 32-year-old Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs). “Of course, he does have a lot of weak points but he also has a lot of strengths. Continue reading “Vlasov: It’s Either Do or Die”

Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki and Russia’s Maksim Vlasov have studied each other thoroughly before their Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Final November 10 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. “I’ve watched a lot…
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Valdez could face Warrington-Frampton winner

Legendary fight promoter Bob Arum has a huge interest in the December 22 Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton IBF featherweight title battle in Manchester, England, and is in talks with his friend and fellow promoter Frank Warren to match the winner against WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez next year in a unification. Unbeaten Top Rank featherweight prospect Michael Conlan is also on the Manchester card. Conlan is a close to his fellow Belfast boxer Frampton and the pair insist they will never fight each other, however Conlan is a possible future rival for Warrington.

Legendary fight promoter Bob Arum has a huge interest in the December 22 Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton IBF featherweight title battle in Manchester, England, and is in talks with…
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Claressa Shields Update

2x Olympic gold medalist and middleweight world champion Claressa Shields is working with John David Jackson in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for first defense of her middleweight world titles against Hanna Rankin December 17th live on DAZN.

2x Olympic gold medalist and middleweight world champion Claressa Shields is working with John David Jackson in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for first defense of her middleweight world titles against Hanna…
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Chris Algieri Update

There has been an overwhelming response on Long Island for the November 30th homecoming of former WBO jr welterweight champion Chris Algieri to the Paramount in Huntington, New York. After a two-year layoff, Algieri decided a couple of months ago that he was ready to make a comeback and re-signed a promotional agreement with his long-time promoter Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing. All of the top-priced tickets and all of the Sky Bar seats have already been sold out as Algieri returns to The Paramount for the first time since 2014. Overall he has fought eight times at the venue. The opponent is TBA.

There has been an overwhelming response on Long Island for the November 30th homecoming of former WBO jr welterweight champion Chris Algieri to the Paramount in Huntington, New York. After…
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Lara pulls out of WBC drug-testing program

WBC #2 super welterweight Erislandy Lara has asked through his representative Luis de Cubas Jr. to be removed from the WBC’s mandatory Clean Boxing Program. This is the first time that a boxer has resigned from the program, which requires random drug testing. Per WBC rules, Lara will be removed from the WBC ratings.

Word is Lara may soon land a fight with WBA super welterweight champion Brian Castano. The WBA’s mandatory Fair Boxing program also requires random drug testing.

WBC #2 super welterweight Erislandy Lara has asked through his representative Luis de Cubas Jr. to be removed from the WBC’s mandatory Clean Boxing Program. This is the first time…
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Recent Boxing Signings

GH3 Promotions has signed former world title challenger and middleweight contender Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) to a promotional deal.
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Banner Promotions has signed former 2008 Olympian and current super middleweight boxer Naim Terbunja (10-2-1, 1 KO).
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Greg Cohen Promotions has signed 6’4 super middleweight Derrick “Take It to The Bank” Webster (28-1, 14 KOs).
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Boxing Stars Management Group signed world ranked middleweight Luis “Cuba” Arias (18-1, 9 KOs) to an advisor contract.
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GH3 Promotions has signed former world title challenger and middleweight contender Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) to a promotional deal. —– Banner Promotions has signed former 2008 Olympian and current…
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“Discombobulating” Jones on ShoBox

After thirty years of ring announcing in historic venues such as MSG, the Blue Horizon, Hammerstein Ballroom, and Radio City Music Hall, famed ring announcer Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is finally getting his long overdue opportunity to work a televised main event on a major network.
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Jones will announce Showtime’s November 16 ShoBox: The New Generation telecast headlined by undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. “I have been waiting for this for 30 years. I thank GOD. Keeping the faith has helped me get to this point. I’m not nervous about it. I’m anxious because it is my time to shine and open doors for future announcers,” said Jones.

After thirty years of ring announcing in historic venues such as MSG, the Blue Horizon, Hammerstein Ballroom, and Radio City Music Hall, famed ring announcer Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is finally…
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Contender winner to get top 10 WBA ranking

The Contender has joined forces with World Boxing Association (WBA) ahead of the final live bout on Friday, November 9th from the Forum in Los Angeles. For the first time since its inception, WBA will designate the winner of the current season (Shane Mosley Jr or Brandon Adams) to be automatically ranked in the top ten, creating a shortened path for the winner to participate in a title shot to win the WBA middleweight belt. The partnership aims to create more opportunities for young boxers around the world.

“We are thrilled to work with EPIX and The Contender, a great tournament with strong talent, to create a path to success for the show’s champion by automatically ensuring their top 10 ranking, and ensuring strong competition for boxers globally,” said Gilberto Mendoza, President of World Boxing Association.

The Contender has joined forces with World Boxing Association (WBA) ahead of the final live bout on Friday, November 9th from the Forum in Los Angeles. For the first time…
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Juanma South Beach Workout

Video: Ed Keenan

Juan “Juanma” Lopez, three-time world champion in two weight classes will clash with Cristian Ruben “Piedrita” Mino in a ten-round lightweight bout on Saturday, November 10 at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida and will be available live on pay-per-view.

Video: Ed Keenan Juan “Juanma” Lopez, three-time world champion in two weight classes will clash with Cristian Ruben “Piedrita” Mino in a ten-round lightweight bout on Saturday, November 10 at…
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Frampton mocks Warrington knockout record

Carl Frampton has ridiculed the suggestion from IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington that he might look for an early night when the pair clash with the world title on December 22 at the Manchester Arena. Warrington confessed that his only slight regret from his dismantling of then-titleholder Lee Selby in May was that he did not attempt to force a stoppage when he had the Welshman tiring and cornered. He vowed to go for the jugular against Frampton.

Frampton responded by posting Warrington’s record on Twitter, circling the champ’s paltry 6 stoppages in his 27 wins. “He may take the pillows off then,” added Frampton.

Carl Frampton has ridiculed the suggestion from IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington that he might look for an early night when the pair clash with the world title on December…
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Mikaelian: I Am the Smarter One

Germany’s Noel Mikaelian believes he has what is takes to beat former WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis in their World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

“Boxing is a really tough sport and somehow you get addicted to it,” said 28-year-old Mikaelian (24-1, 10 KOs). “If you are a boxer, you are a boxer for life. Boxing taught me that I am really disciplined; I got a dedication for the sport and I never give up.” Continue reading “Mikaelian: I Am the Smarter One”

Germany’s Noel Mikaelian believes he has what is takes to beat former WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis in their World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.…
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Confident, on-weight Shields ready for Rankin

Women’s superstar and two-division world champion Claressa Shields is in Florida with trainer John David Jackson, finishing up preparations for her showdown with Glasgow, Scotland’s Hannah Rankin on Saturday, November 17, at the Kansas Star Arena and Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. Shields (6-0, 2 KOs) will defend her IBF and WBA world middleweight championships, and be looking to add the vacant WBC title, against Rankin (5-2, 1 KO) in the 10-round co-featured bout to Salita Promotions stablemate Jarrell Miller’s heavyweight showdown against Romania’s Bogdan Dinu. Continue reading “Confident, on-weight Shields ready for Rankin”

Women’s superstar and two-division world champion Claressa Shields is in Florida with trainer John David Jackson, finishing up preparations for her showdown with Glasgow, Scotland’s Hannah Rankin on Saturday, November 17,…
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Burns: It’s a must-win fight for the both of us

Former world champion Ricky Burns says his clash with former British Lightweight Champion Scott Cardle is the definition of a must-win fight for both men. The Scottish duo meet on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s highly-anticipated undisputed Cruiserweight clash with Oleksandr Usyk at Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US, knowing the winner will be set for a big 2019 with major title fights on the cards. Continue reading “Burns: It’s a must-win fight for the both of us”

Former world champion Ricky Burns says his clash with former British Lightweight Champion Scott Cardle is the definition of a must-win fight for both men. The Scottish duo meet on…
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Jermaine Franklin on place in heavyweight division

Undefeated American Heavyweight Jermaine Franklin talks about his amateur and professional pedigree, and his plans in the heavyweight division

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Ngebinyane wins WBA Pan African 115lb title

By Ron Jackson

Sabelo Ngebinyane won the WBA Pan African junior-bantamweight title when he outpointed defending champion Sikho Nqothole over 12 rounds to win the WBA Pan African junior-bantamweight title the Royal Swazi Spa Convention Centre on Friday night. Ngebinyane (52.15kg) who came off a disappointing loss when challenging Yanga Siggibo for the South African junior-bantamweight title in his most recent fight in April this year upset the form book when he won against the previously unbeaten Nqothole (51.95kg). The bout was closely contested but it was untidy at times as Ngebinyane from Cape Town but now fighting out of Johannesburg did enough to take the decision. Continue reading “Ngebinyane wins WBA Pan African 115lb title”

By Ron Jackson Sabelo Ngebinyane won the WBA Pan African junior-bantamweight title when he outpointed defending champion Sikho Nqothole over 12 rounds to win the WBA Pan African junior-bantamweight title…
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WBC adds extra fight-day weigh-in

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC has initiated a new rule to protect boxers and avoid massive overnight weight gains. The boxers must now weigh themselves in the dressing room of the venue where the fight will take place. Although it’s an unofficial weigh-in, it must be done to monitor that the fighter doesn’t exceed the division limit by more than 10 percent.

The WBC started this policy during last Saturday’s super featherweight title clash between champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt and Miguel “Mickey” Román.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBC has initiated a new rule to protect boxers and avoid massive overnight weight gains. The boxers must now weigh themselves in the dressing room…
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Deontay Wilder: I feel like a killer

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is deep into preparations for his showdown with England’s Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Showtime PPV.

Here is what the champ had to say at a media workout Monday afternoon at the Churchill Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, California:

“With less than a month to go. I’m feeling wonderful. My mindset, I feel like a killer…Tyson Fury doesn’t know what he got himself into. There is nothing at all that concerns me about him. He has an awkward style but my experience will be too much for him. Tune into this fight. It’s going to be crazy!”

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By Miguel Maravilla WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is deep into preparations for his showdown with England’s Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury…
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Adams-Mosley Jr set for Contender final

Middleweights Shane Mosley Jr. and Brandon Adams will fight in the live Contender series final airing on EPIX this Friday from the Forum in Los Angeles. The winner will claim a $250,000 prize.

Other fights on the card include Michael Moore vs. Eric Walker in the co-feature, Devaun Lee vs. Tyrone Brunson, Ievgen Khytrov vs. Malcolm McAllister, Morgan Fitch vs. Gerald Sherrell, and Quatavious Cash vs. Marcos Hernandez.

Middleweights Shane Mosley Jr. and Brandon Adams will fight in the live Contender series final airing on EPIX this Friday from the Forum in Los Angeles. The winner will claim…
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Jamaican boxing legend Bunny Grant passes

By Robert Coster

Jamaican boxing icon George Leslie Grant a.k.a. “Bunny Grant” passed away at his home on November 1st. He was 78 years old. Bunny fought for over three decades from the 1950s to the late 70s. He became a symbol of Jamaican identity when on August 4, 1962, he won what was then called the British Empire lightweight title by decisevely outpointing Englishman Dave Charnley over 15 rounds. The bout took place just two days before the declaration of independence of the Caribbean nation and it was Jamaica’s first sporting title as a free country. Continue reading “Jamaican boxing legend Bunny Grant passes”

By Robert Coster Jamaican boxing icon George Leslie Grant a.k.a. “Bunny Grant” passed away at his home on November 1st. He was 78 years old. Bunny fought for over three…
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Lopez-Menard added to Dec 8 ESPN telecast

Unbeaten lightweight Teofimo Lopez (10-0, 8 KOs) will battle Mason Menard (34-3, 24 KOs) for the vacant NABF lightweight title in a 10-rounder on the undercard of the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza lightweight world title unification bout, Dec. 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko-Pedraza, Isaac Dogboe’s WBO junior featherweight title defense against Emanuel Navarrete, and Lopez-Menard will headline a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN, which will follow the 84th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation. Continue reading “Lopez-Menard added to Dec 8 ESPN telecast”

Unbeaten lightweight Teofimo Lopez (10-0, 8 KOs) will battle Mason Menard (34-3, 24 KOs) for the vacant NABF lightweight title in a 10-rounder on the undercard of the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose…
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Warrington aiming to stop Frampton

IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington regrets that he didn’t go for the jugular to force a stoppage when he had then-champ Lee Selby on the ropes back in May. He promises he won’t afford Carl Frampton similar leeway when the pair get it on at the Manchester Arena on December 22 in the first defense of his title.

“I don’t like making predictions and I see a Josh Warrington win, but I am going to go for a stoppage this time,” the 27-year-old Warrington told BT Sport. “If I see it I am going to go for it. Coming out of the Selby fight, if I was going to criticize myself or kick myself, I wish I had just pressed on. This time around, if I see the opportunity I am just going to go for it.”

IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington regrets that he didn’t go for the jugular to force a stoppage when he had then-champ Lee Selby on the ropes back in May.…
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