WBA #15 Dessaix-Lovett clash Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #15 light heavyweight Regain Dessaix (15-1, 10 KOs) will clash with Steve Lovett (17-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds at the Seagulls Rugby League club at Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Lovett boxed successfully in the USA from 2014 to 2017 registering eight victories and suffering two defeats with one no contest, and since returning to Australia has scored two wins. Dessaix has been impressive in 2018 scoring stoppage victories over Peter Ato Ricketts of Ghana and Shintaro Matsumoto of Japan. Promoter Nick Midgely said, “This will be a very competitive light heavyweight bout and a opportunity for the victor to climb up the world ratings.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #15 light heavyweight Regain Dessaix (15-1, 10 KOs) will clash with Steve Lovett (17-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds at the Seagulls…
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Usyk-Bellew set for showdown

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Tony Bellew met face-to-face at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s world title clash at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. DAZN will stream the bout in the USA.

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Oleksandr Usyk: Tony is my best opponent ever…I will be doing boxing…the main thing from my side and Tony’s side is to perform our best.

Tony Bellew: I wish you the very best. I hope you’re in the best shape ever, because Saturday night we are going to go to war, believe you me. Blood, everything, I will give it all…Saturday night my friend, you’re going to learn how to lose.

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Tony Bellew met face-to-face at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s world title clash at the…
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Vargas-Espinoza clash Nov 30 on Telemundo

On Friday, November 30, at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., promoter Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in association with All Star Boxing, return with “Rumble at the Rock III.” The card will feature Colombian bantamweight champion Yeison “El Mulo” Vargas (17-0, 12 KOs) of Cartagena, Colombia taking on WBO Latino bantamweight champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBO-NABO Championship.

In the 10-round welterweight co-main event, Derrieck Cuevas (18-0-1, 14 KOs) of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, will face well-known Miami via Barranquilla, Colombia, veteran Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (31-14, 22 KOs).

On Friday, November 30, at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., promoter Kris Lawrence and The Heavyweight Factory, in association with All…
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Year-end tripleheader in Japan announced

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

An annual year-end tripleheader was announced on Wednesday to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on December 30 (not New Year’s Eve when another event will be disclosed soon).
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Newly crowned WBO 130-pound champion Masayuki Ito (24-1-1, 12 KOs), Japan, will make his initial defense against unbeaten #1 ranked Evgeny Chuprakov (20-0, 10 KOs), Russia, in the main event at the Ota City Gymnasium. WBC 108-pound ruler, unbeaten Ken Shiro (14-0, 8 KOs), Japan, will participate in his fifth defense against Saul Juarez (24-8-2, 13 KOs), from Mexico, over twelve rounds. The first title event on the night will be the WBC interim bantamweight title go between unbeaten #4 Takuma Inoue (12-0, 3 KOs), Japan, and #2 Petch CP Freshmart (AKA Petch Sor Chipattana or his birth name Thasana Saraphath; 48-0, 33 KOs), Thailand, over twelve. Continue reading “Year-end tripleheader in Japan announced”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda An annual year-end tripleheader was announced on Wednesday to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on December 30 (not New Year’s Eve when another…
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WBA: The comeback of boxing II

Game changing viable alternative for the future of Boxing

The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, issued a second letter that delves into the plan presented last June called “The Return of Boxing”, which seeks to rescue the discipline of pugilism and return it to the highest sport in the world.
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The World Boxing Association (WBA), pioneer of governing organizations in boxing, considers athletes and fans as fundamental pillars and reiterates its intention published in June of 2018. These intentions called for “The comeback of Boxing” because we firmly believe in the unity of all stakeholders in the sport. Boxing shall be only one sport; the WBA already is a pro/am international body.

The mentioned press statement, based on seven pillars, has been already supported by several National Federations whom have expressed their support and need to carry out a plan that strengthens and benefits boxing. In this way, we have fulfilled the first point of our letter, as our values of universality, diversity, respect and commitment have been underlined. Continue reading “WBA: The comeback of boxing II”

Game changing viable alternative for the future of Boxing The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, issued a second letter that delves into the plan presented…
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Parker set for shoulder surgery

Zach Parker suffered a dislocated left shoulder and tears to his rotator cuff, labrum and subscapularis during his British title win over Darryll Williams on November 3 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, and will undergo surgery this week to repair the damage.

Parker sustained the injury at the end of the second round and was forced to box with one arm for the remainder of the contest as he edged out Williams in a controversial split decision to claim the Lonsdale belt. Continue reading “Parker set for shoulder surgery”

Zach Parker suffered a dislocated left shoulder and tears to his rotator cuff, labrum and subscapularis during his British title win over Darryll Williams on November 3 at The SSE…
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Dmitry Bivol Media Workout Quotes

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) of Russia hosted a media workout at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday in preparation for his title defense against light heavyweight contender Jean Pascal (25-5-2, 10 KOs) of Montreal, Canada.

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Bivol and Pascal will fight in the main event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, November 24. The bout will be televised live on HBO. Continue reading “Dmitry Bivol Media Workout Quotes”

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) of Russia hosted a media workout at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday in preparation for his title…
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Weights from Fantasy Springs

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Photo: Brandon Magpantay – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Neeco Macias 153.4 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 152.4
Manny Robles III 125.4 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.4
Emilio Sanchez 127.2 vs. Enrique Bernache 127.8
D’Mitrius Ballard 166.8 vs. Alan Campa 166.8
Aaron McKenna 146.8 vs. Abel Reyes 145.6
Jordan White 125.8 vs. Cristian Renteria 125.4
Sanjar Tursunov 199 vs. Miguel Cubos 195.6

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2

Neeco Macias 153.4 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 152.4 Manny Robles III 125.4 vs. Jose Gonzalez 125.4 Emilio Sanchez 127.2 vs. Enrique Bernache 127.8 D’Mitrius Ballard 166.8 vs. Alan Campa 166.8…
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Gamboa/Juanma twinbill press conference

Former world champions Yuriorkis “El Ciclon De Guantánamo” Gamboa and Juan “Juanma” Lopez appeared at the final press conference for their pay-per-view fights on Saturday night at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida.

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Gamboa will battle two-time world title challenger Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran, Jr. in a ten round lightweight bout. In the co-feature, Juanma will clash with Cristian Ruben “Piedrita” Mino, also in a ten-round lightweight bout.

“Redemption in Miami” is promoted by New Champion Promotions.

Former world champions Yuriorkis “El Ciclon De Guantánamo” Gamboa and Juan “Juanma” Lopez appeared at the final press conference for their pay-per-view fights on Saturday night at the Miami-Dade County…
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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.

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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. –

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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