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WBA orders Cancio to fight Alvarado next

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ordered a fight between regular super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio and mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado from Nicaragua. The communication was sent to the team of the champion, as supported by Championships rule 11 that states the champion must defend his title in the span of 120 days since he won it. Continue reading “WBA orders Cancio to fight Alvarado next”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ordered a fight between regular super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio and mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado from Nicaragua. The communication was sent to…
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Another KO for “Lobo” Torres

With a ruthless attack to the head and body of Nicaraguan Julio Laguna, Puerto Rican Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres scored a TKO victory in the third round in the main bout of “A Puño Limpio”, which took out before full house at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Spartan Boxing.

Torres (16-0, 12 kos) defended his WBO Latino title at 140 pounds for the second time and scored his fifth straight knockout in his town of Trujillo Alto. Continue reading “Another KO for “Lobo” Torres”

With a ruthless attack to the head and body of Nicaraguan Julio Laguna, Puerto Rican Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres scored a TKO victory in the third round in the main…
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Solis camp sends offer to Moloneys

By Héctor Villarreal

Sergio GonzalezPanamanian promoter Sergio Gonzalez looks forward to present a WBA title fight at Arena Roberto Duran between #1 ranked bantamweight Venezuelan Liborio Solis (29-5-1, 13 KOs), and Australian Jason Moloney (19-1, 16 KOs), currently ranked #3.

Gonzalez who has promoted fights since the early 80s for many of Panama´s 30 world champions including Roberto Duran, Santiago Samaniego, Mauricio Martinez, Pedro Alcazar, Guillermo Jones, Anselmo Moreno, joins Solis´manager Manuel Perez Barreiro on a project to land an eliminator fight at home. Continue reading “Solis camp sends offer to Moloneys”

By Héctor Villarreal Panamanian promoter Sergio Gonzalez looks forward to present a WBA title fight at Arena Roberto Duran between #1 ranked bantamweight Venezuelan Liborio Solis (29-5-1, 13 KOs), and…
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WBO #7 Junior Fa dropped, but beats Dominick Guinn

By David Robinett at ringside

In the waning days of the 20th Century, when Bill Clinton was the President of the United States for a few more months and flip phones were all the rage, a 25-year old heavyweight named Dominick Guinn made his professional debut in Las Vegas on a card featuring Andrew Golota. Two decades later, after a career spanning 50 fights, including facing the likes of Michael Grant, Audley Harrison, and James Toney, 44-year old heavyweight Dominick Guinn (37-12-1, 26 KOs) faced off against undefeated New Zealander Junior Fa (17-0, 10 KOs) in a walkout bout late Friday evening in a half-empty ballroom in the California desert.

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Those looking for an angle in this matchup could note that, despite 12 losses, Guinn had never previously been stopped and ask whether Fa could become the first to do it. Also of interest was whether the 29-year old Fa could be the next significant heavyweight prospect from New Zealand, like David Tua or Joseph Parker. After ten occasionally interesting rounds, the answer to both of these questions was no. Continue reading “WBO #7 Junior Fa dropped, but beats Dominick Guinn”

By David Robinett at ringside In the waning days of the 20th Century, when Bill Clinton was the President of the United States for a few more months and flip…
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IBF lightweight champ Commey TKOs Beltran

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) successfully defended his title with a hard-fought eighth round stoppage of former WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (36-9-1, 22 KOs) in the main event at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula, California. Although Commey knocked Beltran down four times in the fight, Beltran came back strong every time, even protesting after the final knockdown when referee Edward Hernandez, Sr. waved it off.
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The 38-year old Beltran, a twenty-year veteran who had only lost four times in the last ten years, to fighters with a combined record of 87-1, looked old in round one, with Commey dropping him the first time with a left hook to the chin, followed by a right hook to the temple. Commey knocked Beltran down a second time in the opening stanza with two left hands, followed by a right hook that left Beltran sitting on the middle rope and prompting the referee to rule the ropes were holding him up. However, when Commey went in for the finisher after action resumed, Beltran showed tremendous heart in fighting him off and making it to the bell. Good two-way action in the ensuing rounds, although Commey remained in control. Continue reading “IBF lightweight champ Commey TKOs Beltran”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) successfully defended his title with a hard-fought eighth round stoppage of former WBO lightweight…
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Rojas-Castellón IV ends in no contest

Former world champion Byron “El Gallito” Rojas (26-4-3, 11 KOs) of Nicaragua and countryman Byron “Sambita” Castellón (13-13-3, 2 KOs) saw their 8 round light flyweight main event ended in a no contest. The fight was just getting heated up when an accidental cut suffered by Castellón ended the fight after just two completed rounds of action. It was the fourth fight between the two with Rojas winning the previous three all by decision. The show was held at the el gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua with WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) promoting. Continue reading “Rojas-Castellón IV ends in no contest”

Former world champion Byron “El Gallito” Rojas (26-4-3, 11 KOs) of Nicaragua and countryman Byron “Sambita” Castellón (13-13-3, 2 KOs) saw their 8 round light flyweight main event ended in…
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Undercard Results from Pechanga

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated Carlos Adames (18-0, 14 KOs) overcame a slow start to retain his NABF and NABO super welterweight titles with a ten-round unanimous decision over 2012 U.S. Olympic alternate Patrick Day (17-3-1, 6 KOs) by scores of 97-93, 97-93, and 98-91 on Friday night at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.

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Photo: Sumio Yamada

Continue reading “Undercard Results from Pechanga”

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated Carlos Adames (18-0, 14 KOs) overcame a slow start to retain his NABF and NABO super welterweight titles with a ten-round…
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Navarrete Jr. headlines in Amarillo Saturday

By David Finger

2019 has been a slow year for boxing fans in West Texas and New Mexico, but all that is set to change this summer with a handful of exciting cards, starting with a School of Hard Knocks boxing and Golden Eagle Promotions promoted show this Saturday (June 29th) at the Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, Texas.

The “Amarillo Ambush 2” card features talented undefeated super featherweight prospect Abel Navarrete Jr. (4-0, 2 KOs) as he fights for only the second time in front of his hometown fans in a scheduled six round affair. Continue reading “Navarrete Jr. headlines in Amarillo Saturday”

By David Finger 2019 has been a slow year for boxing fans in West Texas and New Mexico, but all that is set to change this summer with a handful…
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Weights from Foxwoods

Chad Dawson 178 vs. Quinton Rankin 179
Tramaine Williams 123 vs. Neil John Tabanao 123
Jose Rivera 161 vs. Luca Podda 153
Nathan Martinez 125 vs. Jose Homar Rios 127
Oscar Bonilla 135 vs. Julio Perez 132
Wilson Mascarenhas 139 vs. Anthony Ramirez 138
Marisa Belenchia 110 vs. Delaney Owen 111

Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut
Promoter: CES Boxing
TV: Facebook/Fightnight Live

Chad Dawson 178 vs. Quinton Rankin 179 Tramaine Williams 123 vs. Neil John Tabanao 123 Jose Rivera 161 vs. Luca Podda 153 Nathan Martinez 125 vs. Jose Homar Rios 127…
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Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Pedro Moreno 143.3 vs. Gilberto Espinoza 139.6
Luis Lopez 146.5 vs. Dwain Victorian 146.9
Manuel Barreto 131 vs. Alex Solorio 128.9
Arnold Dinong 125.8 vs. Francisco Camacho 127.9
Tyler Marshall 130.4 vs. Sebastian Salinas 131.6
William Villa 129.4 vs. George Carranza 132.4

Venue: Omega Products International outdoor arena.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions.
Time: 7:45 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Pedro Moreno 143.3 vs. Gilberto Espinoza 139.6 Luis Lopez 146.5 vs. Dwain Victorian 146.9 Manuel Barreto 131 vs. Alex Solorio 128.9 Arnold Dinong 125.8 vs.…
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Vergil Ortiz Jr. Media Day in Grand Prairie, TX

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to speak about his upcoming 10-round welterweight fight against former world title challenger Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs). The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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Vergil Ortiz Jr.

If surprised by the early success so early in his career

I’m not surprised about the success. I am surprised by how much exposure I’m getting. I never got too much exposure in the amateurs for whatever reason. I am thankful for it.

On learning how to self-promote out of the ring like stablemate Ryan Garcia

It’s not that I’m learning it, I’m just getting used to it. You can ask some of my friends, I’m an outgoing guy, I’m just shy. I’m getting used to all of this. Continue reading “Vergil Ortiz Jr. Media Day in Grand Prairie, TX”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Stacey Verbeek Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his…
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Estrada to announce world title defense next week

WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3 26 KOs) has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and Zanfer Promotions. The Mexican pound-for-pound star and former unified flyweight king will announce a defense of his title next week as he aims to unify at 115lbs, and the 29-year-old is delighted to be teaming up with Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn, and plotting his path to pick up more titles live on DAZN.

“I’m very excited to be fighting again on DAZN where I won the WBC title,” said Estrada. “I look forward to defending my title for Mexico and for all my fans and hopefully I can soon unify titles with the other champions of the division. I’m very motivated being champion once again and I’m ready to show that I’m a champion to be reckoned with.”

WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3 26 KOs) has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and Zanfer Promotions. The Mexican pound-for-pound star and former unified flyweight…
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Andrade: I don’t see anything special about Sulecki

By Jason Marchetti
Photos: Emily Harney

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Fightnews.com® caught up with WBO middleweight champion and Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs), challenger Maciej “Striczu” Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) and some of the other fighters on Saturday’s big card at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

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On preparing for Sulecki…

“I don’t see anything special about him. If he was special, he’d be undefeated and a world champion. I don’t ever really prepare for anybody in particular. I prepare to make adjustments if needed. I spar against guys with different styles so we’re prepared for everything.” Continue reading “Andrade: I don’t see anything special about Sulecki”

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney Fightnews.com® caught up with WBO middleweight champion and Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs), challenger Maciej “Striczu” Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) and…
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Charlo, Adams make weight

Jermall Charlo 159.5 vs. Brandon Adams 160
(WBC middleweight title)
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Erickson Lubin 153.8 vs. Zakaria Attou 153.75
(WBC super welterweight eliminator)
* Both had to strip naked to make weight

Eduardo Ramirez 125.2 vs. Claudio Marrero 125.75
(WBA featherweight eliminator)

Venue: NRG Arena, Houston, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

Jermall Charlo 159.5 vs. Brandon Adams 160 (WBC middleweight title) Erickson Lubin 153.8 vs. Zakaria Attou 153.75 (WBC super welterweight eliminator) * Both had to strip naked to make weight…
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Andrade, Sulecki, Yafai, Jimenez make weight

Photos: Emily Harney

Demetrius Andrade 159.9 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.5
(WBO middleweight title)
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Khalid Yafai 114.5 vs. Norbelto Jimenez 114.5
(WBA super flyweight title)
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Joseph Parker 241.5 vs. Alex Leapai 254.2
Mark DeLuca 157.8 vs. Brandon Brewer 157.4

Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing
TV: DAZN

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Photos: Emily Harney Demetrius Andrade 159.9 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.5 (WBO middleweight title) Khalid Yafai 114.5 vs. Norbelto Jimenez 114.5 (WBA super flyweight title) Joseph Parker 241.5 vs. Alex Leapai…
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Weights from Nicaragua

Byron Rojas 108.8 vs. Byron Castellón 107.8
Jerson Ortiz 112 vs. Wilmer Blas 112.2
Marcio Soza 128 vs. Miguel Correa 127.8
Elisson Marquez 130.4 vs. Jonas Castillo 129.6
Saydin Garcia 108.8 vs. Gerardo Zapata 108.4
Jorge Castro 204.4 vs. David Bejarano 267.6
Adonis Centeno 152.8 vs. Ricardo Espinoza 153
Luis Martinez 115.6 vs. Norlan Paredes 114.6

Promoter: WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa)
Site: Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua
Event begins at 6PM local time with show to be streamed on Nica Boxing Facebook page

Byron Rojas 108.8 vs. Byron Castellón 107.8 Jerson Ortiz 112 vs. Wilmer Blas 112.2 Marcio Soza 128 vs. Miguel Correa 127.8 Elisson Marquez 130.4 vs. Jonas Castillo 129.6 Saydin Garcia…
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Dib: I can be competitive against Khan

By Ray Wheatley -World of Boxing

Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (45-5, 26 KOs) is confident he can cause a major upset when he clashes with WBO #2 welterweight Amir Khan (35-5, 20 KOs) for the WBC International welterweight title on July 12 at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. “I did (have reservations) but I’ve sparred a lot of bigger guys throughout my career,” he said. “I did a bit of work with Shane Mosley when he was a welterweight. I’ve had experience with being in the ring with welterweights and I managed them just fine.”The other day Anthony Mundine was kind enough to do a few rounds with me and I’ve been sparring with a young junior middleweight. Continue reading “Dib: I can be competitive against Khan”

By Ray Wheatley -World of Boxing Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (45-5, 26 KOs) is confident he can cause a major upset when he clashes with WBO…
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Card Coming Together For June 29th in Laurel, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

There will be a scheduled eight-bout card coming to the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD on Saturday, June 29th. The card will be promoted by GQ Promotions.

The “GQ” in GQ Promotions — undefeated Montgomery Village, MD super welterweight Gerome Quigley, Jr. — returns to action in the main event, a six-round contest against Andre Byrd of Jacksonville, FL.

Quigley (18-0, 16 KO’s) comes back to the ring after his last outing in June of 2018 where he fought to a second-round no-contest against Raymond Serrano on the last card at the Gardens Ice House. Quigley and Serrano butted heads causing a cut on Quigley’s forehead. Byrd (7-7-2, one KO) faces a Beltway Boxer for the second straight time. Byrd lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Malik Hawkins on April 26th in Philadelphia, PA. Continue reading “Card Coming Together For June 29th in Laurel, MD”

By Gary “Digital” Williams There will be a scheduled eight-bout card coming to the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD on Saturday, June 29th. The card will be promoted by…
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Commey makes weight, Beltran doesn’t

IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey weighed 134.4 pounds to make weight for Friday night’s title defense against former champ Ray Beltran at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Beltran, however, weighed 136.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds above the division limit. The bout will go on as scheduled, but if Beltran wins the IBF title will become vacant.

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Other Weights
Carlos Adames 154 vs. Patrick Day 153.8
(NABF and NABO super welterweight titles)

Raymond Muratalla 135.2 vs. Agustine Mauras 137.4
Elvis Rodriguez 139.6 vs. Joaquin Chavez 141
Saul Rodriguez 130.6 vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez 130.4
Chris Zavala 129.4 vs. Prisco Marquez 129.8
Dmitry Yun 135.6 vs. Jose Antonio Meza 135.2
David Kaminsky 162 vs. Osbaldo Gonzalez 162.8
Junior Fa 259.6 vs. Dominick Guinn 234.2
Ruben Rodriguez 145.6 vs. Vicente Morales 147.4

Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN, ESPN+

IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey weighed 134.4 pounds to make weight for Friday night’s title defense against former champ Ray Beltran at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.…
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Weights from Puerto Rico

Jean Carlos Torres 139.2 vs. Julio Laguna 137.9
Patrick Cora 153 vs. Carlos García 153.4
Carlos Arrieta 124.2 vs. Martín Díaz 122.2
Jean Rivera 147.6 vs. Luis Joel González 146
Ángel Aponte 129.1 vs. Francisco Rodríguez 129
Alfredo Cruz 117.9 vs. Jerrod Miner 118.6
Jorge Santiago 139.8 vs. Nick Steven 139.4

Venue: Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best in association with Spartan Boxing
TV: Facebook Live

Jean Carlos Torres 139.2 vs. Julio Laguna 137.9 Patrick Cora 153 vs. Carlos García 153.4 Carlos Arrieta 124.2 vs. Martín Díaz 122.2 Jean Rivera 147.6 vs. Luis Joel González 146…
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Catskills Clash Weights

Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera 187.8 vs. Brian Howard 189.6
Dylan Moran 144.4 vs. Dennis Okoth 144.8
Anthony Laureano 142.8 vs. Dieumerci Nzau 141.8
Robert Duran Jr. 147.4 vs. Jermaine Corley 148
Lawrence King 184.8 vs. Perez Aughtry 181.8

Venue: Resorts World Catskills, Monticello, NY
Promoter: Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing
TV: PPV

Richie “Popeye the Sailor Man” Rivera 187.8 vs. Brian Howard 189.6 Dylan Moran 144.4 vs. Dennis Okoth 144.8 Anthony Laureano 142.8 vs. Dieumerci Nzau 141.8 Robert Duran Jr. 147.4 vs.…
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Andrade-Sulecki Final Press Conference

Photos: Emily Harney

On Saturday night, WBO middleweight world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs) will make his second middleweight title defense against Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and live exclusively on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s press conference:
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Demetrius Andrade: “I heard Sulecki went into the hotel and put a drawing of me and it shows my head knocked off. But the last guy that did something like that, he got his ass whooped and he will get his ass whooped, too.”

Maciej Sulecki: “He thinks he is as good as the other great fighters like GGG but he is not. I know one thing about him, and it’s that he doesn’t respect anyone. He is disrespectful.”

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Photos: Emily Harney On Saturday night, WBO middleweight world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs) will make his second middleweight title defense against Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs)…
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Charlo-Adams Final Press Conference

Unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and “The Contender” winner Brandon Adams went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they square off this Saturday night in the main event live on SHOWTIME from NRG Arena in Houston, Texas.

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Jermall Charlo: “Brandon Adams made it to this level, so he’s definitely on my level. This isn’t ‘The Contender’ though, this is ‘The Lions Only Show.’

Brandon Adams: “I’m a fan friendly fighter. I’m looking to become a world champion on Saturday night and I’m going to leave it all on the line. It’s one fight at a time and this is the biggest opportunity yet.”

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Unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and “The Contender” winner Brandon Adams went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they square off this Saturday night in the main…
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