Dr. Allan Fields passes

Sorry to report the passing of legendary Florida ring physician Dr. Allan Fields. Dr. Fields was not only a ring doctor for many decades, but was also an ambassador for the sport of boxing. He was named Ringside Physician of the Year by the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians (AAPRP) in 2004, was the Chief Ringside Physician for the Florida Boxing Commission, and he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.

Sorry to report the passing of legendary Florida ring physician Dr. Allan Fields. Dr. Fields was not only a ring doctor for many decades, but was also an ambassador for…
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Zab Judah making progress

Star Boxing has announced that former world champion Zab Judah, who lost by eleventh round TKO to Cletus Seldin on their Friday night card, is in hospital awake, communicating and making progress. The 41-year-old Judah wasn’t feeling well after the bout and went to the hospital where doctors reportedly found a brain bleed. The family requests privacy and will update the press on Tuesday.

Star Boxing has announced that former world champion Zab Judah, who lost by eleventh round TKO to Cletus Seldin on their Friday night card, is in hospital awake, communicating and…
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Martin, Mama, Petalcorin victorious

It was a day of stoppages for the main event matches on Sunday in the Sanman-ESPN5 event held at the TV5 Studio in Novaliches, Quezon City.

In the main event, bantamweight Carl Jammes Martin (13-0, 12 KOs) disposed of Thai opponent Yutthichai Wannawong in the opening round. The taller Thai tried to keep the distance by using his longer reach but Martin’s speed and brutal combinations was just too much for him. A barrage of punches caught him with a powerful right straight to the head ending the night for the visiting Thai. Continue reading “Martin, Mama, Petalcorin victorious”

It was a day of stoppages for the main event matches on Sunday in the Sanman-ESPN5 event held at the TV5 Studio in Novaliches, Quezon City. In the main event,…
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WBO #3 Paro defeats Keles

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO #3 light welterweight Liam Paro (17-0, 11 KOs) clearly outpointed former Olympian and WBO#12 Fatih Keles (11-1-1, 6 KOs) at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast Of Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Paro controlled the contest as he outworked his Turkish-born, Germany-based opponent to win by scores of Derek Milham 97-93, Adam Height 100-90 and Philip Holiday 99 -91.

Paro captured the vacant IBF International title and has targeted the winner of the WBO and WBC unification bout between Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez on July 27. Promoter Angelo DiCarlo, IBF Supervisor Anibal Miramontes, Inspector John Hogg.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO #3 light welterweight Liam Paro (17-0, 11 KOs) clearly outpointed former Olympian and WBO#12 Fatih Keles (11-1-1, 6 KOs) at the Star…
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Oscar Valdez retains WBO featherweight title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (26-0, 20 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez (14-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 2,412 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Making the sixth defense of his belt, Valdez dropped the very tough Sanchez in round five with a left hook and busted up Sanchez as the bout progressed. In the end, scores were 117-110, 118-109, 118-109.
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“I hope (to fight at featherweight again)” said Valdez afterward. “I also have to listen to my body. We’re going to see what’s best. Sometimes I get tired in there, and I’m not sure if it’s because of the weight loss. We’ll talk about (my next move) as a team and we will do what is best. I want to fight everybody at 126, 130. Let’s do it.” Continue reading “Oscar Valdez retains WBO featherweight title”

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (26-0, 20 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez (14-1, 7 KOs)…
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Golovkin rocks Rolls in four

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

The Big Drama Show is back. Former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 34 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Steve Rolls (19-1, 10 KOs) in round four on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Coming off his first loss to Canelo Alvarez last September, 37-year-old GGG ended the fight spectacularly with a left hook that put Rolls down face first for the count. Time was 2:09. To his credit, Rolls came to fight and landed some clean shots before being overwhelmed by Golovkin’s firepower.

After the fight, Golovkin said he feels like the people’s champion and called out Alvarez to fight him in September.

Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya immediately threw water on that notion by tweeting, “Nice comeback win. Now fight a real fighter, win a belt, and I’ll consider doing the 3rd fight. #Caneloisyourboss.”

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Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. The Big Drama Show is back. Former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 34 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Steve Rolls (19-1, 10 KOs) in round…
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Undercard Results from Reno, Nevada

Unbeaten 19-year-old lightweight Gabriel Flores Jr. (14-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Salvador Briceno (15-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. Flores, just 35 days removed from his last bout, won by scores of 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.

Unbeaten super featherweight and 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Robson Conceicao (13-0, 6 KOs) outpointed Carlos Ruiz (16-7-2, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Reno, Nevada”

Unbeaten 19-year-old lightweight Gabriel Flores Jr. (14-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Salvador Briceno (15-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in…
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Undercard Results from MSG

Undefeated super middleweight Ali Akhmedov (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Marcus McDaniel (15-1, 2 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International title on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Akhmedov battered McDaniel to the deck in round three with a barrage of punches. McDaniel beat the count, but referee Benjy Estevez deemed McDaniel unable to continue. Time was 1:41.

In a clash between unbeaten welterweights, Brian Ceballo (9-0, 4 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Bakhtiyar Eyubov (14-1-1, 12 KOs). Boxer Ceballo picked apart slugger Eyubov over eight rounds to win 80-72, 79-73, 78-74. Good step-up fight for Ceballo. Continue reading “Undercard Results from MSG”

Undefeated super middleweight Ali Akhmedov (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Marcus McDaniel (15-1, 2 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International title on Saturday night at…
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Cletus Seldin-Zab Judah Post-Fight Presser

By Boxing Bob Newman

Victorious Cletus Seldin and his promoter Joe DeGuardia discuss Seldin’s dominant victory over former 6-belt champion Zab Judah at Turning Stone Casino during the International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend. Seldin discussed his “throw-back” style, how important this victory was for him and how he actually doesn’t even follow his peers in the sport!

By Boxing Bob Newman Victorious Cletus Seldin and his promoter Joe DeGuardia discuss Seldin’s dominant victory over former 6-belt champion Zab Judah at Turning Stone Casino during the International Boxing…
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Usyk wants WBSS heavyweight tourney

A week out from the Season 2 Cruiserweight Semi-Finals, Season 1 champ Oleksandr Usyk can’t pick a clear favorite in Riga and hopes for a WBSS tournament in his new division.

“If the WBSS would decide to make an Ali Trophy tournament in the heavyweight division it would be really cool,” said Usyk. “It would be very interesting, but if I don’t know if it’s possible.” Continue reading “Usyk wants WBSS heavyweight tourney”

A week out from the Season 2 Cruiserweight Semi-Finals, Season 1 champ Oleksandr Usyk can’t pick a clear favorite in Riga and hopes for a WBSS tournament in his new…
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Felipe Orucuta in coma after brutal loss

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former two-time world super flyweight title challenger Felipe “Gallito” Orocuta has fallen into a coma after suffering a brutal TKO loss on Friday night in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. In a very scary moment, Orucuta collapsed in the ring after his bout against Jonathan “Titan” Rodriguez was halted in round ten. The ring doctor rushed in and performed CPR on Orucuta in the ring before Orucuta was taken out on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital in Zihuatanejo. He is in critical condition. Developing…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former two-time world super flyweight title challenger Felipe “Gallito” Orocuta has fallen into a coma after suffering a brutal TKO loss on Friday night in Ixtapa…
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Oscar says GGG has to wait for Canelo

By TMZSports.com

Oscar De La Hoya says Canelo Alvarez is gonna take his sweet time before giving GGG a rematch … but when it does happen, this fight is gonna end in a brutal knockout for Canelo. The two men have fought twice, and let’s face it, nothing’s really been resolved. The first fight was an extremely controversial draw, and the second fight was a controversial win for Canelo.

GGG wants the third act really badly … but when we ran into Oscar recently he told us to tell Golovkin not to hold his breath. “We’ll make him wait. We’ll see. He’s the B fighter now. Canelo’s the A fighter.” Continue reading “Oscar says GGG has to wait for Canelo”

By TMZSports.com Oscar De La Hoya says Canelo Alvarez is gonna take his sweet time before giving GGG a rematch … but when it does happen, this fight is gonna…
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IBHOF 2019 Fist Casting

By Boxing Bob Newman

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The IBHOF 2019 Friday edition saw the traditional casting of fists on the museum grounds. Both the full inductee ensemble, as well as some former champs had their clenched fists cast in a mold that will later yield a perfect plaster of Paris replica. Inductees Donald Curry, Buddy McGirt, Julian Jackson, Tony DeMarco, Lee Samuels, Don Elbaum, Guy Jutras and Teddy Atlas were joined by new IBHOF visitors Marvin Johnson, Jorge Arce and David Benavidez. The weather was perfect, sunny skies and mid-70s temps, which looks to be the case for the rest of the weekend.

Continue reading “IBHOF 2019 Fist Casting”

By Boxing Bob Newman The IBHOF 2019 Friday edition saw the traditional casting of fists on the museum grounds. Both the full inductee ensemble, as well as some former champs…
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Weights from Quezon City, Philippines

Jayson Mama 113 vs. Ekkawit Songnui 112
Carl James Martin 113 vs. Yutthichai Wannawong 112
Dave Apolinario 112 vs. Adrian Lerasan 112
Randy Petalcorin 111 vs. Worawatchai Boonjan 111.5
Rolan Servania 125 vs. Pablito Cañada 125
Ernel Fontanilla 124 vs. Robin Dingcong 126
Kristian Fernandez 149 vs. Jerwin Mejes 153
Mark Escriber 118 vs. Lory Abdelada 120

Venue: TV5 Studio in Quezon City, Philippines
Promoter: Sanman Boxing
TV: ESPN5 (Philippines)

Jayson Mama 113 vs. Ekkawit Songnui 112 Carl James Martin 113 vs. Yutthichai Wannawong 112 Dave Apolinario 112 vs. Adrian Lerasan 112 Randy Petalcorin 111 vs. Worawatchai Boonjan 111.5 Rolan…
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Banks: I predict a Golovkin KO

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“This is not the biggest fight of GGG’s life but he approaches it in the same, very professional way. But this is what he does. When you have a star and he goes to perform, he won’t get nervous because this is MSG, because of all the interviews, cameras, lights and crowds. GGG was here before and he will be here again. On the other side, you got Steve Rolls, whose never did this in front of so many reporters, so many people,” – said Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Johnathon Banks, when talking with Fightnews.com®.

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Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO) faces Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) tonight live on DAZN from Madison Square Garden. Continue reading “Banks: I predict a Golovkin KO”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “This is not the biggest fight of GGG’s life but he approaches it in the same, very professional way. But this is what he does. When you…
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Cletus Seldin stops Zab Judah in 11th round

By Bob Caico and Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Super lightweight knockout artist Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (24-1, 20 KOs) stopped six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (44-10, 33 KOs) in the eleventh round on Friday night to claim the vacant NABA title in the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
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From the opening bell, Seldin concentrated on the body and was doing so effectively. In the third round at the 10-second clap Seldin landed an overhand right that had Judah wobbled but the bell negated any follow-up. The next round Seldin again went to the body and spent the majority of the round in close. The fifth round was all Seldin as he put his head into Judah’s chest and ripped at the body. Continue reading “Cletus Seldin stops Zab Judah in 11th round”

By Bob Caico and Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Super lightweight knockout artist Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (24-1, 20 KOs) stopped six-time world champion Zab “Super”…
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Duerr-Pinchuk clash ends in draw

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard

Cruiserweights Taylor Duerr (9-0-2, 7 KOs) and Lyubomyr Pinchuk (10-1-1, 7 KOs) fought to a split draw (98-92 Pinchuk, 96-94 Duerr, 95-95) on Friday night at the Sound Board at Motor City Casino in Detroit, Michigan. With the USNBC title on the line along with a top 15 ranking with the WBC, both fighters slugged their way through all ten rounds. Pinchuk often fired his shots first as Duerr laid back and looked for counters. Full report coming tomorrow.

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard Cruiserweights Taylor Duerr (9-0-2, 7 KOs) and Lyubomyr Pinchuk (10-1-1, 7 KOs) fought to a split draw (98-92 Pinchuk, 96-94 Duerr, 95-95) on Friday night at…
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Hooker-Ramirez kick-off press conference

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: itsGonzo

Quick quotes from Eddie Hearn, Maurice Hooker, Jose Ramirez, Robert Garcia and Vincent Parra from the launch press conference for the Hooker-Ramirez world super lightweight unification clash on Saturday, July 27 at College Center Park in Arlington, Dallas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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It’s a great style matchup. As fans, we always want both champions to fight each other. Of course, Maurice Hooker is from Dallas and Jose Ramirez has huge Mexican support. It’s going to be a really split in the arena, College Park, Arlington, TX July 27. For a long time, I have been wanting to make this fight, but with Jose Ramirez is on ESPN and Maurice Hooker on DAZN, it’s quite unusual for two champions to come together, but we got it and I can’t wait. Continue reading “Hooker-Ramirez kick-off press conference”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: itsGonzo Quick quotes from Eddie Hearn, Maurice Hooker, Jose Ramirez, Robert Garcia and Vincent Parra from the launch press conference for the Hooker-Ramirez world super lightweight…
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Shot of the Day

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

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The 2019 IBHOF inductees were honored in the ring during “halftime” of the Star Boxing show. Don Elbaum, Lee Samuels, Teddy Atlas, Donald Curry, Julian Jackson, Tony DeMarco and Buddy McGirt were all on hand to the thrill of the crowd. Fellow inductee Guy Jutras wasn’t on hand but will be involved in events throughout the rest of the weekend.

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman The 2019 IBHOF inductees were honored in the ring during “halftime” of the Star Boxing show. Don Elbaum, Lee Samuels, Teddy Atlas, Donald Curry, Julian Jackson,…
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Kambosos stops Pena, targets Pedraza

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #5, WBO #9 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (17-0, 10 KOs) stopped Richard Pena (11-3-1, 9 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten round contest at the Galatsi Olympic Arena in Athens, Greece on Friday. Kambosos controlled the action and dropped Pena in round four and five with left hooks and in round six the referee crowned Kambosos when his opponent was out on his feet and could not defend himself.

“I am a proud Greek and a proud Australian,” aid Kambosos. “This is another step towards a world title. My next fight will be in America. Jose Pedraza, I’m coming for you!!!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #5, WBO #9 lightweight George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr (17-0, 10 KOs) stopped Richard Pena (11-3-1, 9 KOs) in round six of a…
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Valdez, Sanchez make weight

Oscar Valdez 125.4 vs. Jason Sanchez 124.8
(WBO featherweight title)

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Gabriel Flores Jr 132.8 vs. Salvador Briceno 132.2
Robson Conceicao 127.8 vs. Carlos Ruiz 127.2
Michael Seals 175.2 vs. Christopher Brooker 174.6
Diego Elizondo 134.8 vs. Sergio Vega 133.6
JJ Mariano 138.2 vs. William Flenoy 139.4

Venue: Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+

Oscar Valdez 125.4 vs. Jason Sanchez 124.8 (WBO featherweight title) Gabriel Flores Jr 132.8 vs. Salvador Briceno 132.2 Robson Conceicao 127.8 vs. Carlos Ruiz 127.2 Michael Seals 175.2 vs. Christopher…
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Golovkin-Rolls Weights from NYC

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Gennady Golovkin 163 vs. Steve Rolls 163.8
(164lb catch weight)

Ali Akhmedov 167.4 vs. Marcus McDaniel 168
Brian Ceballo 147.6 vs. Bakhtiyar Eyubov 148
Israil Madrimov 153.2 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 152.8
Charles Conwell 153.4 vs. Courtney Pennington 152
Nikita Ababiy 162.6 3vs. Juan Barajas 157.2
Johnathan Arroyo 146.2 vs. Jordan Morales 146

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: GGG Promotions
TV: DAZN

Gennady Golovkin 163 vs. Steve Rolls 163.8 (164lb catch weight) Ali Akhmedov 167.4 vs. Marcus McDaniel 168 Brian Ceballo 147.6 vs. Bakhtiyar Eyubov 148 Israil Madrimov 153.2 vs. Norberto Gonzalez…
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Weights from Detroit

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Taylor Duerr 196.1 vs. Lyubomyr Pinchuk 194.5
Frank Martin 138.7 vs. Larry Ventis 140.3
Matt Price 244 vs. Charles Brown 276.6
Nicole Reinhart 135.1 vs. Khadija Sanders 142.5
Rydell Booker 249.6 vs. Dieuly Aristilde 235.3
Darryl Cunningham 159 vs. Raul Casarez 160.6
Derick Miller 194.4 vs. Henry Wright 196.1
Scott Davis 198.6 vs. Dennis Vance 204.4
Curtis Head 256.7 vs. Armonte Sumers 288.5
Garrett Ross 155.2 vs. Andre Murray 154.2

Date: Tonight
Venue: Motor City Casino & Hotel SoundBoard
Promoter: Carlos Llinas and CLIP International Productions
A few tickets are still available.

Weights by Brad Snyder The Undercard Taylor Duerr 196.1 vs. Lyubomyr Pinchuk 194.5 Frank Martin 138.7 vs. Larry Ventis 140.3 Matt Price 244 vs. Charles Brown 276.6 Nicole Reinhart 135.1 vs.…
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Kudryashov and Makabu collide June 16

Cruiserweight KO artists Dmitry Kudryashov (23-2, 23 KOs) and Ilunga Makabu (24-2, 23 KOs) clash for the vacant WBC silver title on Sunday, June 16 at the Uralets Arena in Ekaterinburg, Russia. In the co-feature, cruiserweight Mike Perez (24-3-1, 15 KOs) meets unbeaten Aleksei Egorov (8-0, 6 KOs). Both Kudryashov and Perez have been unbeaten since 2017 losses in the opening round of the WBSS tournament ultimately won by Oleksandr Usyk.

The card is being held in conjunction with the second World Boxing Forum that will gather the heads of all major world boxing sanctioning bodies (WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF) to smooth out lingering tensions and work together to keep boxing at the top of all combat sports.

Cruiserweight KO artists Dmitry Kudryashov (23-2, 23 KOs) and Ilunga Makabu (24-2, 23 KOs) clash for the vacant WBC silver title on Sunday, June 16 at the Uralets Arena in…
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