Campos-Bency June 29th in Nicaragua

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) will put on their second show in the month of June again loaded with local Nicaraguan talent. Former WBA regional titlist Winston Campos (30-4-5, 18 KOs) and David Bency (12-9-1, 4 KOs) clash in the 8 round super lightweight main event at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua.

The co-feature will showcase unbeaten Brayan Mairena (10-0-1, 4 KOs) vs. Limber Ramirez(9-1,3KOs) in a 6 round super bantamweight bout. Continue reading “Campos-Bency June 29th in Nicaragua”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) will put on their second show in the month of June again loaded with local Nicaraguan talent. Former WBA regional titlist…
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WBO Convention moved to Panama

By David Finger

Well, it’s official: the WBO will not be going to Nicaragua for its annual convention in October. With anti-government protest in Nicaragua spiraling out of control WBO President Francisco Valcarcel took to Twitter today to let WBO officials and boxing insiders know that the 2018 convention will now take place in Panama City, Panama.

“Our 2018 convention has been moved from Managua to Panama.” Valcarcel tweeted earlier today (June 6th). “Our dates will remain the same, Oct 29-Nov 2 at Hotel Panama in Panama City, Panama.”

Interestingly enough, this is the second move for the 2018 convention. Initially, the venue was supposed to be Costa Rica before Nicaragua made a push earlier this year to host the event. Continue reading “WBO Convention moved to Panama”

By David Finger Well, it’s official: the WBO will not be going to Nicaragua for its annual convention in October. With anti-government protest in Nicaragua spiraling out of control WBO…
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Tyson Fury: I could have picked someone a lot easier

Former Unified Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury took one more step toward ending his 31-month exile from the sport as he met face-to-face with Sefer Seferi at the final press conference Wednesday at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. SHOWTIME Sports will live stream the long-awaited return of Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), a former WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world champion on Saturday.

Photo: Stacey Verbeek

Here’s what Fury had to say on Wednesday:

“If he has knocked out 21 men before, if he gets it on my chin he will knock me out too. I look at Sefer like I look at Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, anybody. He’s a dangerous puncher. I could have picked someone a lot easier than Sefer; someone to knock out in a round. But I need rounds.” Continue reading “Tyson Fury: I could have picked someone a lot easier”

Former Unified Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury took one more step toward ending his 31-month exile from the sport as he met face-to-face with Sefer Seferi at the final press…
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IBF strips Golovkin of middleweight title

After a lengthy review and period of deliberation the International Boxing Federation has vacated the IBF middleweight title held by Gennady Golovkin since October 17, 2015, as a result of Golovkin not accepting one of the conditions put forth by the organization to grant him the Exception to Regulations to fight Vanes Martirosyan on May 5, 2018 which was not sanctioned by the IBF.

Golovkin still holds the WBA and WBC versions of the title. Continue reading “IBF strips Golovkin of middleweight title”

After a lengthy review and period of deliberation the International Boxing Federation has vacated the IBF middleweight title held by Gennady Golovkin since October 17, 2015, as a result of…
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Bob Arum: Get used to ESPN+

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum commented on the fact that Saturday’s Crawford-Horn fight can only be seen in the U.S. on the ESPN+ paid streaming service rather than ESPN TV.

“You can’t hold back the future and the future is direct to consumer,” said Arum. “The future is ESPN+, where I believe in the next 10 to 20 years everyone will be watching their entertainment on direct to consumer platforms. Like Netflix in entertainment, ESPN+ will be the place for sports in abundance. To fans now in the United States and around the world, it is the future. Get used to it. Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford will go down in history as the two fighters who are the first to fight in this direct to consumer sports entertainment space.”

Note: ESPN+ has already presented feeds from a few international boxing events, but Crawford-Horn is the first major U.S. fight on the service.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum commented on the fact that Saturday’s Crawford-Horn fight can only be seen in the U.S. on the ESPN+ paid streaming service rather than ESPN…
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Givhan-Eyubov added to June 22 Detroit card

Another exciting battle between well-regarded prospects has been added to the un-televised undercard of Salita Promotions’ “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. In a classic “bull vs. matador” match-up, Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Nicholas “King Beamen” Givhan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) will face undefeated Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs), from Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, over 10 exciting super-lightweight rounds.

A six-year pro, Nicholas Givhan has had mixed results, thus far, against stronger opposition. He fought to a draw with France’s 8-1 Freddy Durand in August 2015 and suffered his lone setback against undefeated top contender Ivan Baranchyk in March 2016. Givhan has won five straight fights since then and was last seen scoring a unanimous decision over rugged veteran Agustin Cicero last February. Givhan is a smooth boxer with good instincts in the ring. The 32-year-old stands 5’ 9” and has a 68” reach. Continue reading “Givhan-Eyubov added to June 22 Detroit card”

Another exciting battle between well-regarded prospects has been added to the un-televised undercard of Salita Promotions’ “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.…
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It’s official. Bivol to defend against Chilemba

WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) of St. Petersburg, Russia will make his third title defense against light heavyweight contender Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (25-5-2, 10 KOs) of Blantyre, Malawi as the co-main event on the Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev vs. Eleider “Storm” Alvarez card at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, August 4. The event will be presented by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and World of Boxing. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Bivol, 27, made his professional debut in 2014 with six straight knockouts. In 2016, he defeated Felix Valera to secure the Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title. After the retirement of Andre Ward in September of last year, the WBA elevated Dmitry to WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion. In November 2017, he made his first successful title defense against Trent Broadhurst in Monte Carlo with a first round knockout. In March at Madison Square Garden, Bivol handed Sullivan Barrera his second defeat and first career knock out loss with a thrilling 12th round stoppage. This will Bivol’s first fight in Atlantic City and mark his third appearance on HBO. Continue reading “It’s official. Bivol to defend against Chilemba”

WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) of St. Petersburg, Russia will make his third title defense against light heavyweight contender Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (25-5-2, 10…
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Crawford, Santa Cruz, Charlo are big favorites

A lot of big names in action this weekend with very clear betting favorites. Leo Santa Cruz is a 5:1 pick in what is considered the closest matchup.

Terence Crawford -850 vs. Jeff Horn +525
Leo Santa Cruz -500 vs. Abner Mares +350
Jermell Charlo -950 vs. Austin Trout +575
Terry Flanagan -900 vs. Maurice Hooker +550

Tyson Fury and Diego de la Hoya are 100:1 favorites in their bouts.

Tyson Fury -10000 vs. Sefer Seferi +1600
Diego de la Hoya -10000 vs. Jose Salgado +1600

Do you see any upsets brewing?

A lot of big names in action this weekend with very clear betting favorites. Leo Santa Cruz is a 5:1 pick in what is considered the closest matchup. Terence Crawford…
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Crawford: This fight is nothing about size but everything about skill

By Bill Green

In a few days Terence Crawford will challenge Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and streamed Live by ESPN+. The stage is set, the hype is growing, but several questions for both fighters need to answered inside that ring on fight night. For the champion, its an all to redundant one, did he beat a slipping past his prime champion in Manny Pacquiao, or is he simply vastly underrated?

Photo: Make Believe New Media

For Crawford, he too is growing tiresome of the same repetitive questions, how will he handle a new division? Can he handle a full fledged welterweight power? Crawford himself, has chosen to ignore the majority of the critics and simply put quality work the only way he knows how…in the gym.

Horn and his team all week long have been on the defense and voiced their displeasure regarding how they have felt slighted on this promotion. In other words, they have a major chip on their shoulder and are definitely highly motivated to prove the critics wrong.

Fresh off 8-10 rounds of sparring last week, Fightnews.com® was able to sit down with the formerly undisputed 140lb champ and several key members of his team. Continue reading “Crawford: This fight is nothing about size but everything about skill”

By Bill Green In a few days Terence Crawford will challenge Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and streamed Live by ESPN+. The…
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Weights from Hollywood, Calif

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/360 Promotions

Denis Shafikov 131.4 vs. Hector Ambriz Suarez 131.4
Brian Ceballo 146.2 vs. Adan Ahumada 146.6
Serhii Bohachuk 153.4 vs. Cesar Berumen 152.4
Louisa Hawton 105.4 vs. Elvia Trevino 103.8
Mario Ramos 127.2 vs. Guadalupe Arroyo 128.8
Jonathan Esquivel 159.8 vs. Sergio L. Gonzales 159.4
Luis Rosales 122 vs. Roberto Pucheta 121.8
Elvina Hadzic White 140.6 vs. Annette Pabello 136.2

Venue: The Avalon, Hollywood, California
Promoter: 360 Promotions
TV: www.360Promotions.us

Denis Shafikov 131.4 vs. Hector Ambriz Suarez 131.4 Brian Ceballo 146.2 vs. Adan Ahumada 146.6 Serhii Bohachuk 153.4 vs. Cesar Berumen 152.4 Louisa Hawton 105.4 vs. Elvia Trevino 103.8 Mario…
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Austin Trout: This is my time

Former WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout (31-4, 17 KOs) last held a world title in 2012. He has lost four consecutive world title fights. He’ll be about a 10:1 underdog when he steps into to ring to fight current WBC super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. But, the 32-year-old Trout warns that he’s ready to pick up where he left off six years ago.

“I truly believe I’m the best,” says Trout, “and in order to prove that you’ve got to fight those that claim to be the best… no matter what Jermell Charlo brings, I’m ready for it. Continue reading “Austin Trout: This is my time”

Former WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout (31-4, 17 KOs) last held a world title in 2012. He has lost four consecutive world title fights. He’ll be about a…
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Late Results from Pensacola

By Morrison Brandon at ringside
Photos by Scott Foster

Square Ring Promotions, in conjunction with promoter Dean Toole, hosted “Island Fights 48” at the Civic Center in the historic downtown district of Pensacola, FL this past Saturday. The card featured four-action packed displays of the Sweet Science with 3 of the 4 bouts not going the distance. In the main event, hometown favorite Devin Cushing (8-0, 5 KOs) out of the gym of Roy Jones Jr., faced late substitute Dylan Blakesley, who was making his pro debut. Continue reading “Late Results from Pensacola”

By Morrison Brandon at ringside Photos by Scott Foster Square Ring Promotions, in conjunction with promoter Dean Toole, hosted “Island Fights 48” at the Civic Center in the historic downtown…
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O’Quinn discusses upcoming fight

Decorated amateur and undefeated Detroit super flyweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn talks about his preparations in Detroit for his upcoming fight June 22nd at the Detroit Masonic Temple

Decorated amateur and undefeated Detroit super flyweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn talks about his preparations in Detroit for his upcoming fight June 22nd at the Detroit Masonic Temple

Bradley: Crawford too much for Horn

Former world champion and ESPN boxing analyst Tim Bradley discusses Saturday’s ESPN+ clash between Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn.

“I see the fight starting off kind of rough, honestly. I think Horn, being a bigger guy, likes to move in quick, likes to get inside early, likes to work the pace and dictate the pace. I think he’s going to try to close the gap on Terence really early and show him that, hey, this is a different weight class, this isn’t 140 pounds now, this is a different weight class and different type of weight. I think he’s going to try to push Terence back. Honestly, I think he is.

“I think Terence is going to struggle in the beginning only until he finds his rhythm. Once Terence finds his rhythm, meaning Horn’s rhythm, then I think things will open up and Terence can control the distance from the outside and time Horn as he comes in.

“At the end of the match, I think it’s going to be Terence Crawford with his hands raised. Continue reading “Bradley: Crawford too much for Horn”

Former world champion and ESPN boxing analyst Tim Bradley discusses Saturday’s ESPN+ clash between Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn. “I see the fight starting off kind of rough, honestly. I…
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Jason Moloney inks managerial deal

WBA #2, WBO #3, IBF #11, WBC #11 ranked Jason Moloney (current WBA Oceania and Commonwealth Bantamweight Champion) has signed a multi-year managerial deal with Dragon Fire Boxing. “Dragon Fire Boxing has guided my career to absolute perfection. Before I turned professional I was always warned that it was extremely important to make sure that I had the right people looking after me and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. Continue reading “Jason Moloney inks managerial deal”

WBA #2, WBO #3, IBF #11, WBC #11 ranked Jason Moloney (current WBA Oceania and Commonwealth Bantamweight Champion) has signed a multi-year managerial deal with Dragon Fire Boxing. “Dragon Fire…
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Andrew Lu of Rejoy – China’s biggest boxing promoter

By Boxing Bob Newman

During last week’s IBF convention in St. Vincent, Italy, Rejoy Group’s Andrew Lu took time out to talk with Fightnews.com®. Lu spoke about his path through the landscape of pro of boxing in the world’s most populous country and Rejoy’s plans to develop champions while working with IBF China and its parent’ company, the International Boxing Federation.

By Boxing Bob Newman During last week’s IBF convention in St. Vincent, Italy, Rejoy Group’s Andrew Lu took time out to talk with Fightnews.com®. Lu spoke about his path through…
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Fenech: Horn can win one-billion percent

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech has warned WBO welterweight Jeff Horn he could be a victim of boxing politics on Saturday when he clashes with WBO mandatory contender Terrence Crawford at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas. Fenech, who was denied a fourth world championship in a controversial Vegas decision against Azumah Nelson in 1991, said he hoped the judges remembered that there was just a blue corner and a red corner rather than an American against an Australian.

“Jeff Horn can win the fight – one billion percent – so long as he gets a fair shake,” Fenech told Grantlee Kieza. “I would hate to see another situation like Fenech-Nelson in Vegas. That was heartbreaking.”

The referee for the fight will be Robert Byrd from Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has assigned one Australian judge, Adam Height, to score the fight alongside Nevada’s Burt Clements and Italy’s Guido Cavalleri.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech has warned WBO welterweight Jeff Horn he could be a victim of boxing politics on Saturday when he…
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Showtime picks up Fury comeback fight

Showtime Sports has secured the U.S. rights to stream the long-awaited return of former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, who will face Sefer Seferi in a 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday, June 9 from Manchester Arena. SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® will stream live exclusively to U.S. audiences on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.

In the opening bout, local hero Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KO’s) will look to become a two-division world champion when he clashes with unbeaten American Maurice Hooker (23-0-3, 16 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight crown. This will be the fourth live streaming boxing event this year on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms. Continue reading “Showtime picks up Fury comeback fight”

Showtime Sports has secured the U.S. rights to stream the long-awaited return of former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, who will face Sefer Seferi in a 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday,…
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Lomachenko says he’ll fight Gervonta if…

By TMZSports.com

WBA lightweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko tells TMZ Sports … he’s 100% down to fight Gervonta Davis in December when he recovers from shoulder surgery — but ONLY if Davis comes up to his weight class. The Ukrainian superstar was out shopping in Beverly Hills — just one month after winning the WBA belt from Jorge Linares … and told us he’s already thinking about his next fight!

Lomachenko says he knows he’ll probably fight Mikey Garcia down the line … but Davis is a realistic opponent for December. Davis is the IBF and WBA super featherweight champ … but Lomachenko says he won’t go down to Gervonta’s class to fight him there — Tank needs to come up to 135.

Could be a huge fight … so, stay tuned on that one.

By TMZSports.com WBA lightweight champ Vasyl Lomachenko tells TMZ Sports … he’s 100% down to fight Gervonta Davis in December when he recovers from shoulder surgery — but ONLY if…
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Unbeaten Takesako extends mark to 9-0, 9 KOs

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese middleweight champ Kazuto Takesako, 160.75, struggled to extend his unblemished mark to 9-0, 9 KOs as he was befuddled with the durability and determination of unknown Thai opponent Chaiwat Mueanphong (4-2, 2 KOs), 160.5, but dropped him three times and finally halted him at 2:44 of the seventh round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Takesako had produced a great sensation by dethroning Hikaru Nishida with a 92-second demolition in the opening session this March. It might be understandable that he could find none to challenge him in quest of the national 160-pound throne since all were scared of the newly-crowned hard-punching champ. Continue reading “Unbeaten Takesako extends mark to 9-0, 9 KOs”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese middleweight champ Kazuto Takesako, 160.75, struggled to extend his unblemished mark to 9-0, 9 KOs as he was befuddled with the…
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Santa Cruz-Mares WBA clash promises action

The first matchup between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares was an instant classic, with the fellow three-division champions combining to throw more than 2,000 total punches in one of the best fights of 2015. Santa Cruz and Mares further solidified themselves as the most active and exciting fighters in boxing in their first showdown, combining to throw over 170 punches per round, more than 50 above the featherweight average at the time.

With the long-awaited rematch between set to take place this Saturday live on Showtime from Staples Center, they once again rank amongst the best fighters in boxing. According to CompuBox, Santa Cruz and Mares rank in the Top 10 in three key statistical categories amongst all active boxers across weight divisions – Average Total Punches Landed Per Round, Average Power Punches Thrown Per Round, and Average Power Punches Landed Per Round.

Santa Cruz (No. 2 at 29.5 total punches landed per round) and Mares (No. 9 at 22.3 total punches landed per round) excel at landing shots on their opponent, placing in the top 10 in a category that includes pound-for-pound mainstays Gennady Golovkin (No. 2), Naoya Inoue (No.6), Errol Spence (No. 7) and Vasyl Lomachenko (No. 8). Continue reading “Santa Cruz-Mares WBA clash promises action”

The first matchup between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares was an instant classic, with the fellow three-division champions combining to throw more than 2,000 total punches in one of…
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Horn-Crawford officials named

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced the officials for this Saturday, June 9, clash between WBO Welterweight Champion, Jeff Horn, from Australia, and WBO Super Champion, and former Lightweight and Junior Welterweight Champion of this sanctioning body, Terence Crawford, from The United States.

For this bout, which will headline the card presented by Top Rank from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the referee will be Robert Byrd, from the United States. Australian Adam Height, Nevada’s Burt Clements and Italy’s Guido Cavalleri were appointed judges for the bout. The WBO Supervisor will be WBO President Mr. Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel. Continue reading “Horn-Crawford officials named”

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced the officials for this Saturday, June 9, clash between WBO Welterweight Champion, Jeff Horn, from Australia, and WBO Super Champion, and former Lightweight and…
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Showtime adds Hammer-Nelson June 22

The women’s middleweight world championship between unified WBC and WBO titlist Christina Hammer and former world champion Tori Nelson has been added to the June 22 SHOWTIME telecast from Masonic Temple in Detroit.

In the main event, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified 168-pound champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become a two-division champion when she faces unified 154-pound titleholder Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA middleweight world championships.

With the addition of Hammer vs. Nelson to the June 22 Showtime Boxing: Special Edition (10 p.m. ET/PT) telecast, all four women’s middleweight world titles will be at stake in separate bouts featuring two of the consensus top 10 pound-for-pound women in the world.

The winners of Shields vs. Gabriels and Hammer vs. Nelson will meet this fall on SHOWTIME to determine the undisputed women’s middleweight world champion. Continue reading “Showtime adds Hammer-Nelson June 22”

The women’s middleweight world championship between unified WBC and WBO titlist Christina Hammer and former world champion Tori Nelson has been added to the June 22 SHOWTIME telecast from Masonic…
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Buitrago poised for 5th world title shot

Nicaraguan challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago hopes his fifth world title shot, June 16 against World Boxing Organization light flyweight world champion Tito Acosta, headlining “La Batalla” to air on pay-per-view, live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. WBO #12-rated Buitrago (30-3-1, 17 KOs) has had four unsuccessful title challenges, losing three times, along with one draw. He was stopped for the first time in his last fight this past December, by undefeated IBF minimumweight world champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0), in the eighth round of their title fight in Japan. Continue reading “Buitrago poised for 5th world title shot”

Nicaraguan challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago hopes his fifth world title shot, June 16 against World Boxing Organization light flyweight world champion Tito Acosta, headlining “La Batalla” to air on pay-per-view,…
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Roman-Flores added to Spence-Ocampo telecast

WBA super bantamweight world champion Daniel Roman will defend his belt against unbeaten Moises “Chucky” Flores Saturday, June 16 live on Showtime from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The telecast will also see former world champion Javier Fortuna clashing with Adrian Granados in a 10-round 140-pound special attraction.

Undefeated welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. will defend his IBF world title in a Dallas-area homecoming at the Dallas Cowboys facility against unbeaten mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in the main event. It will be the first boxing event inside Ford Center and Spence’s first hometown fight as world champion. Continue reading “Roman-Flores added to Spence-Ocampo telecast”

WBA super bantamweight world champion Daniel Roman will defend his belt against unbeaten Moises “Chucky” Flores Saturday, June 16 live on Showtime from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco,…
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