Wilder, Gvozdyk favored on Saturday

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is a -170 favorite to defeat former unified champ Tyson Fury +140 on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over/Under is 9.5 rounds. Over -160, Under +115.

Meanwhile in Quebec City, WBC interim light heavyweight beltholder Oleksander Gvozdyk is -180 to dethrone long-reigning WBC champ and local hero Adonis Stevenson +150.

Odds courtesy of Bovada.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is a -170 favorite to defeat former unified champ Tyson Fury +140 on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over/Under is 9.5 rounds. Over…
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Estrada will fight on last HBO boxing telecast

Following a knee injury sustained in training by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, former unified world champion and #1 ranked Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, (37-3, 25 KOs), of Sonora, Mexico will step in to face cross-town Mexican rival Victor ‘Spock’ Mendez, (28-3-2, 20 KOs), also of Sonora, Mexico in a ten-round super-flyweight clash on Saturday, December 8 emanating from the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The tripleheader will be televised live on HBO’s final boxing telecast.
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“It’s unfortunate that Roman suffered this knee injury in training, he was in great shape and very excited to fight again after his ‘Knockout of the Year’ victory on September 15 in Las Vegas,” said promoter Tom Loeffler. “However, Juan Francisco Estrada and Victor Mendez have both been in training for upcoming fights and each eagerly jumped at the opportunity to fight each other.” Continue reading “Estrada will fight on last HBO boxing telecast”

Following a knee injury sustained in training by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, former unified world champion and #1 ranked Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, (37-3, 25 KOs), of Sonora, Mexico will…
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Shohjahon Ergashev grinding in Russia

Undefeated WBA International champion and world rated junior welterweight Shohjahon Ergashev, coming off his impressive first round KO win November 10th in Chicago, is now training for his upcoming December 15th fight in Krasnodar, Russia.

Undefeated WBA International champion and world rated junior welterweight Shohjahon Ergashev, coming off his impressive first round KO win November 10th in Chicago, is now training for his upcoming December…
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CP Freshmart retains WBA minimum belt

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand. CP Freshmart was faster and much busier as he retained the WBA title for the sixth time. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift…
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Mundine-Horn make weight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) and WBC #12 welterweight Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) were both under the 156.5lb weight limit for Friday’s bout over twelve rounds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Mundine came in at 154.8 lbs. Horn actually weighed in heavier than Mundine at 155.5lbs.

Anthony Mundine: I wanted to do it easy. Normally you have more time so I wanted to show them that not only did I make weight, but I made it comfortably.

Jeff Horn: He may have drained himself a bit too much, which is why he’s acted the way he [did]. He must be very frustrated. We’re pretty much similar weights, but I did it easily. He probably did it hard.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) and WBC #12 welterweight Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) were both under the…
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Espinoza back in action Friday

WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, returns to Telemundo Ford air this Friday. His opponent is unbeaten prospect Yeison Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs) of Colombia. The site of the event will be the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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Espinoza went from an unknown fighter to a legitimate world ranked contender overnight. He’s coming off an impressive second round stoppage of then #3 WBO ranked bantamweight Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano during the Telemundo summer series. Continue reading “Espinoza back in action Friday”

WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, returns to Telemundo Ford air this Friday. His opponent is unbeaten prospect Yeison Vargas (17-0,…
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Wilder-Fury nearly boils over

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Undefeated heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury erupted in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the final press conference for their WBC Heavyweight World Championship this Saturday, December 1 on Showtime PPV from Staples Center in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9 Fury went back-and-forth with verbal haymakers before nearly coming to blows while posing for photos onstage.
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Deontay Wilder: “What I care about is showing people what I’m all about it. I’m showing you each and every time and I’m giving you a knockout. America has a mighty man in me. America has the baddest man on the planet…I put in the hard work to make it here. I’ve grinded and worked. There’s no way I’m going to let a man come from another country and take what I’ve been building.”

Tyson Fury: “I don’t need to beat Deontay Wilder to prove I’m the best. I’m the lineal champion. If Deontay wins, he will be the best, but he’s not going to beat me. I’m the best heavyweight alive, and there’s only one way to get that title. You have to come take it from me. There’s never been a man who could better me in a fight.”

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Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime Undefeated heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury erupted in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the final press conference for their WBC Heavyweight World Championship this Saturday,…
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Leapai: I will bash Gorman

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (32-7-4, 28 KOs) will clash with Nathan Gorman (14-0, 11 KOs) over ten rounds at the Manchester Arena, Lancashire, England on December 22.

“Nathan is just a baby in the game, he looks like a big hairy baby to be honest,” said Leapai. “I’ll be coming over to put this baby to sleep on December 22nd. After I bash up Gorman, I want to bash up that other kid they have over there, Daniel Dubois. Continue reading “Leapai: I will bash Gorman”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world heavyweight challenger Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (32-7-4, 28 KOs) will clash with Nathan Gorman (14-0, 11 KOs) over ten rounds at the…
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Fields: Canelo may be looking past me

WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) has ramped up his training efforts on home turf as he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime against WBC/WBA middleweight king Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) on December 15 at Madison Square Garden.

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“If I win, I’ll be the king of New York and one of the biggest names in the sport overnight. I came from nothing and now I’m headlining at MSG. It’s a dream come true, but it’s a job, and the work will be done in the gym in Manchester. There’s a lot of talk about Canelo’s next fight after Dec. 15-that it could be with Danny Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, the Charlos, or even Callum Smith at Anfield – let them talk. If I take Canelo out, I’ll have a massive fight at Anfield instead. Continue reading “Fields: Canelo may be looking past me”

WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) has ramped up his training efforts on home turf as he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime against WBC/WBA middleweight…
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New IBA champions crowned in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night at Hotel El Panama. Batista knocked Guzman down in round 4 and outclassed him until 9th when referee Ernesto Arce stopped the action at 2:56 when the local showed total dominance.
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The Guzman family and the Venezuelan team had a reason to celebrate when Antonio’s sister, Eva Marina Guzman (15-1-1, 8 KOs) outpointed Panama’s Yaditza Pérez (9-13-1, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant female IBA minimumweight title after 10 action packed rounds. Continue reading “New IBA champions crowned in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night…
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Shields, Judge, Cruz speak at youth gala

WBA/WBC/IBF women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields was a speaker at Gen Youth annual dinner gala Tuesday night along with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Giants Super Bowl hero Victor Cruz.
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They all talked about the importance of hard work, structure, and perseverance as a way to reach their goals. Claressa’s next fight December 8th on HBO against WBO super middleweight champion coming down to middleweight Femke Hermans.

WBA/WBC/IBF women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields was a speaker at Gen Youth annual dinner gala Tuesday night along with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Giants Super…
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Freshmart, Rojas make weight

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) and former champ Byron Rojas (25-3-3, 11 KOs) both weighed 104.5 pounds ahead of tomorrow’s 105lb world title rematch. The bout will take place in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand (about two hours southeast of Bangkok). CP Freshmart, actual name Thammanoon Niyomtrong, dethroned Rojas in 2016 by narrow unanimous decision (115-113 3x).

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) and former champ Byron Rojas (25-3-3, 11 KOs) both weighed 104.5 pounds ahead of tomorrow’s 105lb world title rematch. The…
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Canelo Alvarez: I’m taking a risk

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) hosted a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming 12-round fight against WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event will be streamed live on DAZN.

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FYI there is a one-month free trial, so new DAZN subscribers can enjoy the entire Canelo vs. Rocky fight night for free.

Q. How important is it for you to be making history to become a three-division world champion?
CANELO ÁLVAREZ: It’s very important to be in that list of about ten Mexicans to become three-division world champions, so very important to enter history. That’s why I’m here taking on this important fight, and it’s important that we win this title.

Continue reading “Canelo Alvarez: I’m taking a risk”

WBC, WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) hosted a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming 12-round fight against WBA super middleweight champion Rocky…
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Kelly: I’m down for the Yeleussinov rematch

Josh Kelly says he is on a collision course with former amateur rival and Olympic Gold medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov. ‘Pretty Boy’ faces the toughest test of his eight-fight professional career on December 8 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield when he defends his WBA International Welterweight crown against former World Champion David Avanesyan, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Continue reading “Kelly: I’m down for the Yeleussinov rematch”

Josh Kelly says he is on a collision course with former amateur rival and Olympic Gold medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov. ‘Pretty Boy’ faces the toughest test of his eight-fight professional career…
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Bivol-Pascal: Full Report & Photo Gallery

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Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard-fought unanimous decision to retain his WBA Light Heavyweight Title at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City. Click here…

Photos by Darryl Cobb Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard-fought unanimous decision to…
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“Super 8” Middleweight Tournament

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, with the sanctioned cooperation of the World Boxing Council, has announced the Carlos Monzon “Super 8” Middleweight Tournament, featuring eight of Argentina’s most promising 160-lb middleweight fighters vying for the Monzon Cup and a world rating. The tournament begins on Friday, January 4 and all tournament events will be held in Argentina and televised live around the world on TyC Sports. The finals will be held on Saturday, July 6.

Featured fighters include Gonzalo “El Mago” Coria (14-2, 5 KOs), Martin Ezequiel Bulacio (8-2, 6 KOs), Tomas “El Cobra” Reynoso (13-3-1, 3 KOs), Jose Antonio “Tsunami” Villalobos (11-5-2, 7 KOs), brother of current WBA Super Welterweight Champion Brian Castano, Alan Emmanuel Castano (13-0, 8 KOs), Francisco “Pancho” Torres (10-3, 4 KOs), Sergio “Checho” Lopez (12-2, 9 KOs) and Jonathan “El Chúcaro” Sanchez (13-3-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading ““Super 8” Middleweight Tournament”

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, with the sanctioned cooperation of the World Boxing Council, has announced the Carlos Monzon “Super 8” Middleweight Tournament, featuring eight of Argentina’s most promising 160-lb…
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Charlo Twins Dec 22 undercard

U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout and former two-division world champion and Cuban star Rances Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs) competes in a 10-round super lightweight fight, while heavyweight sensation Efe Ajagba (7-0, 6 KOs), who is shaking up the division as a fearsome puncher, enters the ring in a six-round attraction on December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

These fights highlight the undercard of the FOX show that features the Charlo Twins defending their world titles, and a heavyweight showdown between Dominic Breazeale and Carlos Negron in primetime. Continue reading “Charlo Twins Dec 22 undercard”

U.S. Olympian and super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) clashes with Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout and former two-division world champion and Cuban star…
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Calleros returns Dec 14 in Monclova, Mexico

One of northern Mexico’s most popular brawlers will return to his hometown of Monclova, Mexico (120 miles north west of Monterrey, Mexico) on December 14th at the “Milo” Martinez Auditorium as hard-punching contender Moises Calleros (28-9-1, 16 KOs) returns to the ring. Calleros, who is promoted by Zanfer Promotions, steps up in weight to take on 23-year old prospect Gerardo Jasso (7-1-1, 2 KOs) in a ten round junior-flyweight fight.

Calleros, a two-time world title challenger, emerged as one of the most exciting fighters in mini-flyweight division back in February of 2017 after he lost a razor-thin decision to Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara in a fight for the vacant 105-pound title. But although Calleros bounced back with three straight wins after his fight of the year candidate against Fukuhara he was subsequently stopped in his next title fight by slick boxing Ryu Yamanaka of Japan in March of this year. Calleros is coming into this fight on the heels of a two fight losing streak but although he will be fighting at 108-pounds in Monclova he plans to return to 105-pounds afterwards. Continue reading “Calleros returns Dec 14 in Monclova, Mexico”

One of northern Mexico’s most popular brawlers will return to his hometown of Monclova, Mexico (120 miles north west of Monterrey, Mexico) on December 14th at the “Milo” Martinez Auditorium…
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Meet “The Rock” at Fantasy Springs

Former heavyweight world champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will be the special VIP guest for the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator bout between Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) and Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs). The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.

“The Rock” will meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event. Continue reading “Meet “The Rock” at Fantasy Springs”

Former heavyweight world champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will be the special VIP guest for the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in…
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Heavyweight Predictions

Heavyweights past and present give their thoughts and predictions on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury as fight week begins in Los Angeles

Mike Tyson: “Although Wilder’s punch is strong, nothing can compare to the mental strength Fury has shown both in and out of the ring. It’ll be a close call, but I think Fury’s got a true fighting chance.”

Evander Holyfield: “It’s a great fight. Fury’s got a lot of skills, he’s awkward and he has long arms. He has good reflexes and is a strong counter-puncher. Deontay needs to be first and he can’t wait on Tyson. Tyson’s always been the bigger fighter. In fighting Deontay it’s the same case. If things get difficult, he’s (Fury) got more experience and a lot of tricks. I think with Deontay’s power, he might be able to end it early, but if Tyson can frustrate him and it goes the distance, then it could go his way.” Continue reading “Heavyweight Predictions”

Heavyweights past and present give their thoughts and predictions on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury as fight week begins in Los Angeles Mike Tyson: “Although Wilder’s punch is strong, nothing…
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Telemundo back in South Florida

After close to a decade, Telemundo’s popular boxing series Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida. At one time, the Boxeo Telemundo series was being broadcast LIVE from Miami at least six times a year. Now All Star Boxing’s President Tuto Zabala Jr. has teamed up with Heavyweight Factory President, Kris Lawrence to return the popular series to the most iconic boxing venue in South Florida, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Headlining this historic return WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico defends his title in a ten round battle against Colombia’s latest undefeated prospect, the heavy handed Yeison Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs). Continue reading “Telemundo back in South Florida”

After close to a decade, Telemundo’s popular boxing series Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to South Florida. At one time, the Boxeo Telemundo series was being broadcast LIVE from Miami at…
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Mundine: I’m not worried about Horn’s power

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) isn’t worried about the punch of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) when they clash on Friday over twelve rounds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“I know they’re banking on me not to be strong, not to be fit enough to go the full 12 rounds with a hungry young bull,” Mundine said. “I’m not really worried about power … if he don’t hit me then I can’t feel the power. I’ve fought much bigger men. Much broader men. Guys that are a lot more powerful than this guy … he’s the one that’s coming up (in weight).

“I’m the one that’s been in the ring with the Greens, the Kesslers, the Siacas in higher weight divisions. This little cat … he can hit me as hard as he wants, he ain’t going to hurt me!”

Horn-Mundine will be televised on Main Event in Australia and stream on ESPN+ in the USA.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #9 middleweight Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) isn’t worried about the punch of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-1-1,…
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Major shakeups with latest WBO rankings

By David Finger

The WBO world rankings were released today (November 26, 2018) and for a lot of fighters and promoters, the dust is still settling from the shakeups in the rankings. Almost every division saw some major shake-up starting with the heavyweight division where Alexander Povetkin dropped out of the world rankings entirely after slipping from #1 to #15 in October. Povetkin was replaced by Izuagbe Ugonoh (18-1, 15 KOs) of Poland. Ugonoh scored a second round knockout over Fred Kassi in his last fight back in May. Continue reading “Major shakeups with latest WBO rankings”

By David Finger The WBO world rankings were released today (November 26, 2018) and for a lot of fighters and promoters, the dust is still settling from the shakeups in…
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Dogboe-Navarrete Camp Notes

By David Finger

WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) is closing in on his upcoming fight with Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs) on December 8 in New York City and has taken his training to Las Vegas for the final stretch of his training camp. The undefeated champion arrived in Las Vegas late last week with his father and trainer Paul Dogboe and the two have been training at the Top Rank Boxing gym in Vegas since arriving in the United States.
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“Isaac responds to training like mad,” Paul Dogboe said of his son’s training camp. “He’s ready. We know Navarrete is one of Mexico’s finest but hey, Isaac is the best boxer in this division. He can’t contest Isaac.” Continue reading “Dogboe-Navarrete Camp Notes”

By David Finger WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) is closing in on his upcoming fight with Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs) on December 8 in…
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Boxer Hector Melendez Passes

By Robert Coster

Former light-flyweight title contender Hector Ray Melendez has passed away at age 64 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The diminutive Melendez (5′) compensated for his lack of height and power with speed, technique and a strong jaw. Dominican fans called him “a Champion without a belt.” Continue reading “Boxer Hector Melendez Passes”

By Robert Coster Former light-flyweight title contender Hector Ray Melendez has passed away at age 64 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The diminutive Melendez (5′) compensated for his lack of…
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