Burns: It’s a must-win fight for the both of us

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

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

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

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



Ngebinyane wins WBA Pan African 115lb title

By Ron Jackson

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

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

By Gabriel F. Cordero

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

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

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

By Miguel Maravilla

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Robert Coster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kell Brook returns to the ring in front of his hometown fans at Sheffield Arena on December 8 when he takes on Michael Zerafa, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. ‘The Special One’ was last in action in March when he swept away Sergey Rabchenko inside two rounds at Sheffield Arena to claim the WBC Silver Super-Welterweight title.

Former Welterweight Champion Brook is preparing to bring his weight down to 147lbs and must get past Australia’s Zefara in style if he is to secure a long-awaited British battle with former two-weight World Champion Amir Khan in 2019. Continue reading “Kell Brook opponent named: Michael Zerafa”

Kell Brook returns to the ring in front of his hometown fans at Sheffield Arena on December 8 when he takes on Michael Zerafa, live on Sky Sports in the…
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Mayweather returns Dec 31 against kickboxer

Former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring on December 31 against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Floyd made the announcement Monday at a press conference in Tokyo. The event will take place under the banner of the RIZIN Fighting Federation, a Japanese MMA/kickboxing promoter. The format of the match is still not clear.

Former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring on December 31 against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Floyd made the announcement…
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Italian boxer dies after fight in Thailand

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sad to report that 49-year-old Italian boxer Christian Daghio died last Friday after spending two days in a coma following a knockout loss in Rangsit, Thailand. Daghio, a seven-time Muay Thai world champion, was 10-0 with 10 KOs as a boxer. He was facing Don Parueang (7-4, 7 KOs) for the WBC Asian silver light heavyweight title when he was kayoed in the tenth round.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Sad to report that 49-year-old Italian boxer Christian Daghio died last Friday after spending two days in a coma following a knockout loss in Rangsit, Thailand.…
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Conceicao: I want to face the best

Unbeaten 2916 Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao (10-0, 5 KOs) is calling for a world title shot. “This is my second bout fighting eight rounds and I felt great,” proclaimed Conceicao after decisioning Joey Laviolette in a lackluster fight. “I always train hard and I am always in great physical condition. I feel like I’m prepared to go the 12-round distance. I want to face the best. I’m ready to battle against the champions of the junior lightweight division. I want Tevin Farmer, Miguel Berchelt, Alberto Machado, or Gervonta Davis. I don’t care who it is. I want a title!”

Unbeaten 2916 Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao (10-0, 5 KOs) is calling for a world title shot. “This is my second bout fighting eight rounds and I felt great,” proclaimed…
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Berchelt stops Roman, keeps WBC 130lb title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

In a spectacular fight, WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alarcon” Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) stopped the very game Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-13, 47 KOs) in round nine to retain the title on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.
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After two close and brutal rounds, Berchelt got the upper hand when he rocked the aggressive Roman repeatedly in round three. Berchelt floored Roman twice in round six. Berchelt dropped Roman again in round nine and got the stoppage with a fierce follow-up barrage. Time was 2:58.

“This was the toughest of my four world title defenses,” Berchelt said. “I give my respect to Mickey as an opponent. The key was my body work. He kept getting up and fighting with all of his heart. He’s a valiant Mexican warrior.”

Roman stated, “I feel fine. I gave it 100 percent. I’ll be back.”

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Photos: Sumio Yamada In a spectacular fight, WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alarcon” Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) stopped the very game Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-13, 47 KOs) in round nine…
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Barrera decisions Monaghan

Photos: Emily Harney

In a fight between light heavyweight contenders, WBA #4, WBC #13 Sullivan Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #11, IBF #12 Seanie Monaghan (29-2, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. It was a tough, gritty ten rounds with Barrera landing the bigger shots. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.
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Super middleweight Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (22-6, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Saul Roman (43-12, 35 KOs). Douglin dropped Roman in rounds three and five, then put Roman down for the count in round six. Time was 2:53. Continue reading “Barrera decisions Monaghan”

Photos: Emily Harney In a fight between light heavyweight contenders, WBA #4, WBC #13 Sullivan Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #11, IBF #12…
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Marriaga, Conceicao victorious

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Three-time former world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (27-3, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Jose Estrella (20-15-1, 14 KOs) in a featherweight matchup on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. Marriaga dropped Estrella in round three and finished him with a body shot in round four. Time was 2:43.
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“I know that I have what it takes to become a world champion,” said Marriaga afterward. “I want to challenge for another world title!”

Unbeaten 2916 Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao (10-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Joey Laviolette (9-2, 5 KOs) over eight rounds in a super featherweight clash. Another disappointing performance for Conceicao who cruised to an uneventful 80-72 3x unanimous decision. Continue reading “Marriaga, Conceicao victorious”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-time former world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (27-3, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Jose Estrella (20-15-1, 14 KOs) in a featherweight matchup on Saturday…
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WBSS: Taylor outclasses, stops Martin

In a World Boxing Super Series super lightweight quarterfinal, Josh Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round KO against Ryan Martin (22-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Taylor dominated the fight and dropped Martin in the seventh. The bout was quickly waved off. Time was 2:21. Taylor retained his WBC silver belt and will continue to the WBSS super lightweight semi-final against Ivan Baranchyk.

In a World Boxing Super Series super lightweight quarterfinal, Josh Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round KO against Ryan Martin (22-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Donaire dethrones Burnett for WBA bantam title

Former four-division champ Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) dethroned WBA bantamweight super champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) by TKO5 on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. In round four, Burnett suffered a back injury and took a knee. He finished the round but couldn’t continue after the break. Donaire will continue to the WBSS bantamweight semi-final against Zolani Tete.

Former four-division champ Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) dethroned WBA bantamweight super champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) by TKO5 on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.…
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Undercard Results from Glasgow

In a clash between unbeaten super middleweights, Zach Parker (17-0, 11 KOs) won by split decision over Darryll Williams (17-1, 7 KOs) to claim the vacant British title. Scores were 117-112, 115-114 Parker and 115-113 Williams.

Former world champion Viktor Postol (30-2, 12 KOs) outpointed Siar Ozgul (14-2, 3 KOs) over ten. Score was 99-91.

Former world champion Paul Butler (27-2, 14 KOs) outscored Yoan Boyeaux (41-6, 26 KOs) over ten. Score was 99-91.

In a clash between unbeaten super middleweights, Zach Parker (17-0, 11 KOs) won by split decision over Darryll Williams (17-1, 7 KOs) to claim the vacant British title. Scores were…
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Results from Stockton, Calif

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle

Toscano Boxing Promotions returns with their second show from the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium on November 2nd with cruiserweight Blake “The Beast” McKernan picking up a six-round decision over Jorge Escalante. McKernan comfortably won each round, but faced adversity at times as Escalante was timing him with his right hand. McKernan had just come off a grueling six-round bout the month prior in Brooks, Ca. McKernan won via the scores of 60-54 on all three judges cards.

In the co-main event, middleweight Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera got a third-round knockout over Jose Joan Valenzuela. Madera boxed early and walked Valenzuela into a crisp jab that stunned Valenzuela followed by a short left hook that sat him down. Continue reading “Results from Stockton, Calif”

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle Toscano Boxing Promotions returns with their second show from the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium on November 2nd with cruiserweight Blake “The Beast” McKernan picking up a…
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Saturday’s boxing odds

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

Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin
Josh Taylor -2000
Ryan Martin +1000
Over 8½ rounds -140
Under 8½ rounds +115

Miguel Berchelt vs Miguel Roman
Miguel Berchelt -1300
Miguel Roman +700
Over 9½ rounds +145
Under 9½ rounds -170

Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire
Ryan Burnett -900
Nonito Donaire +550
Over 9½ rounds -320
Under 9½ rounds +260

Sullivan Barrera vs Sean Monaghan
Sullivan Barrera -1500
Sean Monaghan +800

Paul Butler vs Yoan Boyeaux
Paul Butler -600
Yoan Boyeaux +450

Zach Parker vs Darryll Williams
Zach Parker -650
Darryll Williams +475

Viktor Postol vs Siar Ozgul
Viktor Postol -5000
Siar Ozgul +2000

Here are Saturday’s boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook: Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin Josh Taylor -2000 Ryan Martin +1000 Over 8½ rounds -140 Under 8½ rounds +115 Miguel…
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Pitters wins Ultimate Boxxer II tourney

Unbeaten light heavyweight Shakan Pitters (10-0, 3 KOs) scored a three round unanimous decision over Dec Spelman (14-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Indigo at London’s O2 Arena. Pitters dropped Spelman in round one and went on to win 30-26, 30-26, 29-27. The bout was the final of the Ultimate Boxxer II one night, eight-man tournament. Eight up-and-coming pro fighters competed in a 3×3 minute round format for their share of £50,000 prize money and the “golden robe.”

Unbeaten light heavyweight Shakan Pitters (10-0, 3 KOs) scored a three round unanimous decision over Dec Spelman (14-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Indigo at London’s O2 Arena.…
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Alvarado-Morales clash in WBA eliminator

Super featherweights Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) and Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) meet in a 10-round WBA super featherweight world title eliminator in the main event of the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action will be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.

Also on the Dec. 8 card is Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas, who will battle Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (36-2, 29 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona in a 10-round lightweight clash. Continue reading “Alvarado-Morales clash in WBA eliminator”

Super featherweights Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) and Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) meet in a 10-round WBA super featherweight world title eliminator in the main…
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Sullivan Barrera 174.8 vs. Sean Monaghan 175
Denis Douglin 169.8 vs. Saul Roman 167.6
Cassius Chaney 245.4 vs. Santino Turnbow 232.6
Ismael Villarreal 154.6 vs. Travis Nero 150.6

Venue: Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn
Promoter: Main Events
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Sullivan Barrera 174.8 vs. Sean Monaghan 175 Denis Douglin 169.8 vs. Saul Roman 167.6 Cassius Chaney 245.4 vs. Santino Turnbow 232.6 Ismael Villarreal 154.6 vs. Travis Nero 150.6 Venue: Aviator…
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Berchelt, Roman make weight

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) and challenger Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) have made weight for their world title clash on Saturday at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Both scaled in at 129.6 pounds.

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Miguel Marriaga 126.5 vs. José Estrella 126.5
Robson Conceicao 130.25 vs. Joey Laviolette 129.5
Saul Rodriguez 135.75 vs. Claudio Tapia 137
Sagadat Rakhmankul 147.25 vs. Nicklaus Flaz 147.5
Janibek Alimkhanuly 163.25 vs. Vaughn Alexander 162.25
Zach Prieto 158 vs. Michael Andrews 157

Venue: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Tx
Promoter: Zanfer, Max Boxing, Top Rank
TV: TV Azteca (México), ESPN+ (USA)

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) and challenger Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) have made weight for their world title clash on Saturday at the Don…
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