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.

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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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Hammer victorious in ring return

WBO female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) returned to action Saturday in a non-title eight rounder at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. Hammer stopped Elene Sikmashvili (8-8, 4 KOs) in round two. The win sets up a title unification fight with IBF/WBA/WBC champ Claressa Shields, which was cancelled when Hammer came down with an illness.

WBO female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) returned to action Saturday in a non-title eight rounder at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. Hammer stopped Elene Sikmashvili…
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More Results from Fantasy Springs

By David Robinett at ringside

Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz (28-1, 14 KOs) successfully moved up from featherweight with an easy unanimous decision over Charles Huerta (20-6, 12 KOs) in a ten-round super featherweight contest. Scores were 99-91 across the board in a matchup between two close friends outside of the ring. The southpaw Diaz relied on his superior hand speed and movement to pepper Huerta with lead left and right hands, mixing in an occasional right jab, then moving out of range before Huerta could effectively counter. Diaz’s lack of punching power at featherweight was a liability that may follow him up in weight, as he was teeing off on Huerta in round ten but still could not drop the journeyman despite having softened him up the previous nine rounds, but unless he faces an opponent as fast as he is, Diaz should be an immediate title contender at super featherweight.

In a shocking yet predictable upset, unheralded Adrian Estrella (29-3, 24 KOs) was awarded a questionable ten-round split decision over formerly undefeated prospect Oscar Duarte (15-1-1, 10 KOs) to capture the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title. One judge scored it 97-93 for Duarte, while the other two judges saw it as 96-94, and an unsupportable 98-92. Continue reading “More Results from Fantasy Springs”

By David Robinett at ringside Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz (28-1, 14 KOs) successfully moved up from featherweight with an easy unanimous decision over Charles Huerta (20-6, 12 KOs) in a…
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Results from Carson, California

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated San Antonio super lightweight Mario Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage over Richard Zamora (19-3, 12 KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Barrios measured Zamora and kept his distance in the opening round, popping the jab and sneaking in the big shots. The right hand began to land for Barrios as he set it up with the jab, sneaking it pass Zamora high guard. Zamora had his best moment in the third as he landed a solid right but Barrios outworked him and remained poised boxing from outside. Barrios hurt Zamora early in the fourth as Zamora tied up, continuing his attack Barrios landed some big shots and referee Ray Corona stepped in to stop the fight at 16 seconds of the fourth.

Lighweight Javier Fortuna (34-2-1, 23 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Uganda’s Shareef Bogere (32-2, 20 KOs) in going ten rounds. It was a slow first round as Fortuna and Bogere felt each other with the jab. In round three Bogere and Fortuna closed the round with a wild exchange as the bout began to heat up. Bogere pressed in the fourth as Fortuna kept his distance and was elusive slipping and holding the African fighter. Shooting the right hand, Bogere pressed the elusive slick southpaw Fortuna in round five. Continue reading “Results from Carson, California”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated San Antonio super lightweight Mario Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage over Richard Zamora (19-3, 12 KOs) of San Luis Potosi,…
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Weekend Boxing Odds

Here are this weekend’s boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook:

Gervonta Davis vs Hugo Ruiz
Gervonta Davis -2000
Hugo Ruiz +1000
Over 4½ rounds -145
Under 4½ rounds +120

Joseph Diaz vs Charles Huerta
Joseph Diaz -6000
Charles Huerta +2500
Over 7½ rounds -380
Under 7½ rounds +290

Javier Fortuna vs Sharif Bogere
Javier Fortuna -320
Sharif Bogere +260
Over 7½ rounds -360
Under 7½ rounds +280

Erickson Lubin vs Ishe Smith
Erickson Lubin -2000
Ishe Smith +1000
Over 7½ rounds -360
Under 7½ rounds +280

Alberto Machado vs Andrew Cancio
Alberto Machado -1700
Andrew Cancio +900
Over 4½ rounds -215
Under 4½ rounds +182

Rey Vargas vs Franklin Manzanilla
Rey Vargas -1500
Franklin Manzanilla +800
Over 9½ rounds -170
Under 9½ rounds +145

SUNDAY

Raymundo Beltran vs Hiroki Okada
Raymundo Beltran -320
Hiroki Okada +260
Over 7½ rounds -360
Under 7½ rounds +280

Jose Carlos Ramirez vs Jose Zepeda
Jose Carlos Ramirez -750
Jose Zepeda +500
Over 9½ rounds -165
Under 9½ rounds +135

Genesis Servania vs Carlos Castro
Genesis Servania -330
Carlos Castro +270
Over 7½ rounds -460
Under 7½ rounds +350

Andy Vences vs Dardan Zenunaj
Andy Vences -4000
Dardan Zenunaj +1600
Over 7½ rounds -300
Under 7½ rounds +240

Here are this weekend’s boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook: Gervonta Davis vs Hugo Ruiz Gervonta Davis -2000 Hugo Ruiz +1000 Over 4½ rounds -145 Under 4½ rounds +120…
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Jones makes statement in win over Tyner

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Unbeaten 2016 National Golden Glove Champion Isiah Jones (8-0, 3 KOs) was victorious his biggest challenge to date in winning a junior middleweight bout versus the always dangerous Lanardo Tyner (35-14-2, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the sold out Sound Board in Detroit’s Motor City Casino and Hotel. Fans witnessed a main event that lived up to the hype with excitement and action with Jones unanimously prevailing over eight rounds 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
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The previous day during the weigh in, both fighters acknowledged their mutual respect for one another. Tyner even admitting to liking Jones. He said this fight was a “measuring stick” to see where he was to a bigger fighter in Jones. Continue reading “Jones makes statement in win over Tyner”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Unbeaten 2016 National Golden Glove Champion Isiah Jones (8-0, 3 KOs) was victorious his biggest challenge to date in winning a junior…
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Gardens Casino Fight Night series kicks off tonight

After more than three decades of delivering boxing to fans with the “Battle at the Marriott” and the “Fight Club OC” shows, Roy Englebrecht Promotions is launching “The Garden Casino Fight Night” series this Saturday at the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, CA

The inaugural card will showcase four undefeated local fighters in separate bouts, including super bantamweight Humberto Rubalcava (9-0, 6 KOs) of Westminster, super middleweight Jonathan Esquivel (8-0, 7 KOs) from Anaheim, super bantamweight Anthony Casillas (7-0, 4 KOs) of South Gate, and bantamweight Anthony Ramirez (1-0, 1 KO) from Fontana. Continue reading “Gardens Casino Fight Night series kicks off tonight”

After more than three decades of delivering boxing to fans with the “Battle at the Marriott” and the “Fight Club OC” shows, Roy Englebrecht Promotions is launching “The Garden Casino…
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Gardens Casino Fight Night Weights

Jose Negrete 117.4 vs. Anthony Ramirez 117.8
Garrett Williams 161 vs. Ernesto Leyva 159.6
Sergio Lopez 120 vs. Anthony Casillas 120.4
Kenny Quack 164.2 vs. Mike Segura 164.2
Jonathan Esquivel 163 vs. Ricardo Escajeda 160.6
Humberto Rubalcava 121.3 vs. Jonathan Torres 121.6

Venue: Gardens Casino Event Center, Hawaiian Gardens, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions

Jose Negrete 117.4 vs. Anthony Ramirez 117.8 Garrett Williams 161 vs. Ernesto Leyva 159.6 Sergio Lopez 120 vs. Anthony Casillas 120.4 Kenny Quack 164.2 vs. Mike Segura 164.2 Jonathan Esquivel…
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Weights from Peterborough, Ontario

Cody Crowley 151.5 lbs. vs. Stuart McLellan 154 lbs.
CPBC National and International Super Welterweight Championships

Jordan McCue 168 lbs. vs. Cody Purtel 165 lbs.
Arthur Biyarslanov 143 lbs. vs. Isaac Castan 142 lbs.
Steve Wilcox 143 lbs. vs. Javier Mercado 142.5 lbs.
Abokan Bokpe 198 lbs. vs. Juan Santiago 199 lbs.
Madison Blakely 127 lbs. vs. Ana Ruth Castro 127 lbs.

Promoter: CCC Promotions
Venue: Memorial Centre, Peterborough, ON

Cody Crowley 151.5 lbs. vs. Stuart McLellan 154 lbs. CPBC National and International Super Welterweight Championships Jordan McCue 168 lbs. vs. Cody Purtel 165 lbs. Arthur Biyarslanov 143 lbs. vs.…
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Saavedra shocks Hernandez

Bantamweight Luis Fernando Saavedra (8-6, 3 KOs) handed Mario Hernandez (8-1-1, 3 KOs) his first loss in what amounted to an upset win in the “New Blood” main event Friday night from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Saavedra got off to a fast start with a first round knockdown that caught Hernandez by surprise. Saavedra, who traveled from San Luis Potosi, Mex., was accurate on the offensive and with his counter punching ability.

Hernandez never found a comfort zone. His attempts to cut the distance were often stymied by a Saavedra jab or two-punch combination that battered the shorter Hernandez. Saavedra was in control from start to finish and it showed in the scorecards. One judge had it 79-72, while the two others scored it 78-73. Continue reading “Saavedra shocks Hernandez”

Bantamweight Luis Fernando Saavedra (8-6, 3 KOs) handed Mario Hernandez (8-1-1, 3 KOs) his first loss in what amounted to an upset win in the “New Blood” main event Friday…
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Mundine Wants Horn Rematch

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony Mundine has decided to continue his boxing career after being stopped by former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn last December.

“After reflecting on the last fight, I wanted to sail into the sunset,” Mundine told Sunrise Morning Show. ”I wanted to] have that fight and win that fight. The way things turned out, ‘The Man’ can’t go out like that. I can’t go out in that fashion. I want to get the get back with Horn. I’m not retiring, I’m coming back. I might be the Michael Jackson, I’m going to come back from the dead.” Continue reading “Mundine Wants Horn Rematch”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony Mundine has decided to continue his boxing career after being stopped by former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn…
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Ruiz shocks Carto & South Philly

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Mexican Victor Ruiz, 23-10-1, 16 KOs, scored a devastating second round knockout over South Philly favorite Christian Carto, 17-1, 11 KOs, in the scheduled 8-round main event at the 2300 Arena. Carto won the first round, but in the second, Ruiz landed a vicious left that sent Carto down on his back. As he hit the mat, Carto’s head slammed onto the ring floor. Referee Eric Dali took one look at the motionless Carto and stopped the fight immediately. The time was 1:56 of the second round.
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The stunned South Philly crowd went silent as Carto remained on the canvas while the medical team tended to him, administering oxygen and eventually taking him out by stretcher. The fight’s frightening end and aftermath sent the large crowd home in a hush. Continue reading “Ruiz shocks Carto & South Philly”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Mexican Victor Ruiz, 23-10-1, 16 KOs, scored a devastating second round knockout over South Philly favorite Christian Carto, 17-1, 11 KOs,…
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Davis, Ruiz make weight

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Gervonta Davis 129.8 vs. Hugo Ruiz 129.4
(WBA super featherweight title)

Mario Barrios 142.5 vs. Richard Zamora 141.2
Erickson Lubin 155.8 vs. Ishe Smith 155.8
Sharif Bogere 135.6 vs. Javier Fortuna 135

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

Gervonta Davis 129.8 vs. Hugo Ruiz 129.4 (WBA super featherweight title) Mario Barrios 142.5 vs. Richard Zamora 141.2 Erickson Lubin 155.8 vs. Ishe Smith 155.8 Sharif Bogere 135.6 vs. Javier…
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Ramirez-Zepeda Final Press Conference

Fresno’s Jose Ramirez (23-0, 16 KOs) will seek to make the second successful defense of his WBC super lightweight world title against Jose “Chon” Zepeda (30-1, 25 KOs) on Sunday from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Ramirez

“I feel like I’m growing as a fighter. The older I get, the more mature I feel, the more experience I get. I feel like every fight I improve my skills and power. I’m very thankful to have a {trainer} like Robert Garcia. I train in a lot of gyms, but no gym has a family-oriented atmosphere like the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy…I feel like I have so many tools in my toolbox, and I’m ready for a guy like Jose Zepeda.”

Jose Zepeda

“My first title shot {against Terry Flanagan} was three years ago, and my shoulder gave in and I wasn’t able to continue. I feel like I was ready for that fight. It didn’t work out. After that, I kept working, and I fought probably three months after that. I kept fighting, and three years later, I get the opportunity against Ramirez. I would like to thank Jose Ramirez and his team, especially to fight in this event to KO cancer.” Continue reading “Ramirez-Zepeda Final Press Conference”

Fresno’s Jose Ramirez (23-0, 16 KOs) will seek to make the second successful defense of his WBC super lightweight world title against Jose “Chon” Zepeda (30-1, 25 KOs) on Sunday from…
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Machado, Vargas, Cancio, Manzanilla make weight

Alberto Machado 130 vs. Andrew Cancio 129.8
(WBA super featherweight title)

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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/ Golden Boy Promotions

Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Franklin Manzanilla 122
(WBC super bantamweight title)
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Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/ Golden Boy Promotions

Joseph Diaz 129.8 vs. Charles Huerta 130

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: DAZN

Alberto Machado 130 vs. Andrew Cancio 129.8 (WBA super featherweight title) Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Franklin Manzanilla 122 (WBC super bantamweight title) Joseph Diaz 129.8 vs. Charles Huerta 130 Venue:…
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Weights from Mexico City

Valladares V Gonzalez

Daniel Valladares 110.6 vs. Gilbert José González 110.2
Argi Cortes 117.5 vs. Luis Javier Cerrito 117
Bryan González 134 vs. Luis Daniel Cruz 131
David Picazo 126 vs. Victor Antonio Tovar 128
Jackeline Mucio 117 vs. Valeria Pérez 118
Julio César Juárez 125.5 vs. Angel Martínez 125.3

Venue: Gimnasio Sindicato Trabajadores del Metro, CdMX
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Tv: Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo

Daniel Valladares 110.6 vs. Gilbert José González 110.2 Argi Cortes 117.5 vs. Luis Javier Cerrito 117 Bryan González 134 vs. Luis Daniel Cruz 131 David Picazo 126 vs. Victor Antonio…
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Price returning against unbeaten foe

Heavyweight David Price (23-6, 19 KOs) meets undefeated Kash Ali (14-0, 6 KOs) on the undercard of Liam Smith’s super welterweight clash with Sam Eggington at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool on March 30, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Price fights in Merseyside for the first time in nearly three years as he looks to make a fresh charge on the heavyweight division following his recent win over Hatfield’s Tom Little at The O2.

The former British and Commonwealth Champion is determined to prove that he can still mix it with the top Heavyweights as he bids to return to title contention in 2019, but isn’t overlooking his former sparring partner. Continue reading “Price returning against unbeaten foe”

Heavyweight David Price (23-6, 19 KOs) meets undefeated Kash Ali (14-0, 6 KOs) on the undercard of Liam Smith’s super welterweight clash with Sam Eggington at the M&S Bank Arena…
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Tszyu and Gallen victorious

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

In a nationally Foxtel-televised bout, Australian light middleweight Tim Tszyu (12-0, 10 KOs) stopped former Commonwealth Champion Denton Vassell (25-5, 11 KOs) in round two of the main event twelve round WBA Oceana title bout at the Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, NSW, Australia with a sold out attendance of five thousand fans on Friday.
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Tszyu was the aggressor from the opening bell and connected with solid combinations that had the Englishmen on the backmove. Tszyu dropped Vassell in round two and the referee crowned the Australian after he had his opponent in trouble on the ropes. Tim is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu and looks destined for international recognition in 2019. Continue reading “Tszyu and Gallen victorious”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont In a nationally Foxtel-televised bout, Australian light middleweight Tim Tszyu (12-0, 10 KOs) stopped former Commonwealth Champion Denton Vassell (25-5,…
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Naoya Inoue named Japan’s Boxer of the Year

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue was named Japan’s Boxer of the Year by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) in association with the Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA), the union of club owners, and Sports Writers Club today (Friday) in Tokyo, Japan.
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“Monster” Naoya displayed a quick demolition of Jamie McDonnell and Juan Carlos Payano—each in the opening session last year. Inoue said, “I’m happy to be able to respond to people’s expectations with my best performance. I wish to contribute to having boxing activated with my efforts.” Continue reading “Naoya Inoue named Japan’s Boxer of the Year”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue was named Japan’s Boxer of the Year by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) in association with the…
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Canelo to remain WBA champ in two weight classes

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ratified Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the WBA’s middleweight and super middleweight champion. Canelo will be able to hold both WBA titles simultaneously in accordance with the organization’s rules, as it was also the case with Floyd Mayweather Jr. some years ago.

Canelo won the WBA super championship at middleweight last September when he defeated Gennady Golovkin, and he will defend the title in May against IBF champ Daniel Jacobs. He won the 168-pound WBA title last December when he defeated Rocky Fielding.

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ratified Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the WBA’s middleweight and super middleweight champion. Canelo will be able to hold both WBA titles simultaneously in…
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