Kovalev KOs Yarde to retain WBO LH title

Photos: RCC Boxing Promotions, Pavel Tabarchuk

WBO world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) scored a hard fought eleventh round KO over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The first four rounds were close. Kovalev clearly won rounds five and six. Yarde came on strong and had Kovalev in trouble from body shots in rounds seven and eight. Kovalev took so much punishment in round eight that trainer Buddy McGirt threatened to stop the fight.
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The 36-year-old Kovalev responded and proceeded to dominate Yarde in round nine, as the heavily muscled challenger seemed to have left it all in the ring the previous round. Finally, in round eleven Kovalev knocked out the completely gassed Yarde with a hard jab! Time was 2:04.

Is a big money fight against Canelo Alvarez next up for the Krusher?

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Photos: RCC Boxing Promotions, Pavel Tabarchuk WBO world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) scored a hard fought eleventh round KO over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Anthony…
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WBC #1 cruiser Makabu edges Papin in war

A clash between cruiserweight KO artists surprisingly went the full twelve rounds with WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (26-2, 24 KOs) winning a majority decision over previously unbeaten Aleksei Papin (11-1, 10 KOs) in a bout for the WBC silver title on Saturday night at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. It was a hard-fought battle of attrition with both fighters digging deep. Makabu dropped Papin in the final 30 seconds, then Papin rocked Makabu in the ten seconds. Scores were 113-113, 115-113, 115-113, so the late knockdown won it.

A clash between cruiserweight KO artists surprisingly went the full twelve rounds with WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (26-2, 24 KOs) winning a majority decision over previously unbeaten Aleksei Papin (11-1,…
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Casimero retains WBO interim bantam belt

WBO interim bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero (28-4, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Cesar Ramirez (18-4, 11 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the San Andres Sports Civic Center in Manila, Philippines. A right hand laid out Ramirez to end it. The card was promoted by Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and attendance was free.

WBO interim bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero (28-4, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Cesar Ramirez (18-4, 11 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the San…
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Arum: Horn-Murata in play for December

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #3 middleweight Jeff Horn (19-1-1, 13 KOs) is in line to challenge for the WBA title against champion Ryota Murata (15-2, 12 KOs) according to Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum in December but first must defeat fellow Australian Michael Zerafa (26-3, 15 KOs) in Bendigo next Saturday.

“If he wins on the 31st, everything is arranged for him to go to fight Murata,” Arum told The Weekend Australian from The Bahamas. “I came to terms with Dean Lonergan and I have talked to (Horn’s trainer) Glenn Rushton. That fight will take place right before Christmas. If he loses the fight against Zerafa, unfortunately, he can’t be used. So hopefully he comes through. Dean says that he is confident that Horn will win the fight and then he gets a shot at the middleweight title.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #3 middleweight Jeff Horn (19-1-1, 13 KOs) is in line to challenge for the WBA title against champion Ryota Murata (15-2, 12…
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Tanaka KOs Bomba, retains WBO fly belt.

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese, Kosei Tanaka (14-0, 8 KOs), 112, impressively kept his WBO flyweight belt as he survived a fourth-round visit to the deck, floored mandatory challenger Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (26-3-2-1NC, 13 KOs), 112, Puerto Rico, four times and finally halted him at 2:49 of the seventh round on Saturday in Nagoya, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese, Kosei Tanaka (14-0, 8 KOs), 112, impressively kept his WBO flyweight belt as he survived a fourth-round visit to the deck, floored mandatory challenger Jonathan…
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Hatanaka defeats WBC#11 Abcede

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese prospect, Kento Hatanaka (10-0, 9 KOs), 112.75, barely scored an important victory over WBC#11 Jayseber Abcede (19-9, 12 KOs), 110, by a close but unanimous decision (95-93, 96-93, 96-92) over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Nagoya, Japan. Each hit the deck in the process of their give-and-take affair.

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By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese prospect, Kento Hatanaka (10-0, 9 KOs), 112.75, barely scored an important victory over WBC#11 Jayseber Abcede (19-9, 12 KOs), 110, by a close but unanimous…
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Rowan Campbell retains IBO All-Africa title

By Ron Jackson

In possibly the best performance of his career, Rowan Campbell retained the IBO All-Africa super middleweight title with a seventh round technical knockout win over the highly regarded Patrick Mukala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Friday night.

Both fighters came out rather cautious in the opening round as they sparred for openings but in rounds two and three Campbell (75.40kg) closed the gap and began to fight in the pocket as he shaded the rounds. Continue reading “Rowan Campbell retains IBO All-Africa title”

By Ron Jackson In possibly the best performance of his career, Rowan Campbell retained the IBO All-Africa super middleweight title with a seventh round technical knockout win over the highly…
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Ruiz agrees to fight Joshua in Saudi Arabia

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz says he’s good to go for his rematch with Anthony Joshua on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz initially balked at the pre-agreed terms for the fight, but after promoter Eddie Hearn increased Ruiz’ purse $1 million plus, Andy is now all in.

Ruiz said on social media, “I’m excited to announce my rematch with Anthony Joshua. In the first fight I made history and became the first ever Mexican/American heavyweight champion of the world. I am grateful to Saudi Arabia for inviting me. I took it to AJ in The Big Apple and I’m looking forward to ending his career in the Desert. Don’t miss this fight!

“Mostraré la grandeza del boxeo mexicano en Arabia Saudita y en todos los rincones del mundo. Viva Mexico!!!” (Translation: I will show the greatness of Mexican boxing in Saudi Arabia and in every corner of the world. Viva Mexico!!!)

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz says he’s good to go for his rematch with Anthony Joshua on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz initially balked at the pre-agreed terms for…
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Promoter’s son Kento Hatanaka, 9-0, 9 KOs, to face WBC#11 Abcede today

Report, photo by Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC youth flyweight champ Kento Hatanaka (9-0, 9 KOs), 21, the son of former WBC 122-pound ruler Kiyoshi, will face WBC #11 ranked Filipino southpaw Jayseber Abcede (19-8, 12 KOs) in the supporting bout to the WBO flyweight title go of Kosei Tanaka and Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez today (Saturday) in Nagoya, Japan.
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For Kento, it will be the most important bout of his short but unblemished career since November 2016. Abcede displayed his strength to Japanese fans by disposing of our prospect Yuri Akui in eight rounds here last October. The promoter Kiyoshi, the first world champ ever produced in Nagoya, said, “I wish to have Kento follow my footstep and acquire the world belt in the near future.” Good luck.

Report, photo by Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC youth flyweight champ Kento Hatanaka (9-0, 9 KOs), 21, the son of former WBC 122-pound ruler Kiyoshi, will face WBC #11 ranked Filipino…
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Unbeatens win in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Undefeated super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (9-0, 6 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over DeAndre Ware (13-2-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Central Park Community Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Shishkin pretty much dominated the fight and got the stoppage when Ware’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 2:40.

Super lightweight KO Artist Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0, 15 KOs) stopped Abdiel Ramirez (24-5-1, 22 KOs) in round four. Ergashev dropped Ramirez in round two and punished him until bout was stopped in round four. Ramirez has a helluva chin. Time was 2:00.

Undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (23-0, 21 KOs), who was sidelined for the first half of 2019 while he resolved a promotional dispute, beat up Franklin Mamani (23-6-1, 13 KOs) in the first round and Mamani couldn’t continue after that. One knockdown.

Unbeaten welterweight Brandun Lee (15-0, 13 KOs) needed just 30 seconds to blast out Francisco Medel (13-21, 8 KOs). Two knockdowns.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Arnold Khegai (16-0-1, 10 KOs) shut out southpaw Vladimir Tikhonov (17-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Scores 80-72 3x.

Undefeated super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (9-0, 6 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over DeAndre Ware (13-2-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Central Park Community Center in Broken…
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Weights from Alpine, California

Connor Coyle 159.2 vs. Rafael Ramirez 158.2
Santiago Dominguez 153.8 vs. Fabian Lyimo 150.2
Brandon Valdes 121.4 vs. Jesus Martinez 122.8
Adrian Gutierrez 147.2 vs. German Valdez 147
Dilan Miranda 115 vs. Ming Freeman 115.4

Venue: Viejas Casino and Resort, Alpine, CA
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions
TV: UFC Fight Pass

Connor Coyle 159.2 vs. Rafael Ramirez 158.2 Santiago Dominguez 153.8 vs. Fabian Lyimo 150.2 Brandon Valdes 121.4 vs. Jesus Martinez 122.8 Adrian Gutierrez 147.2 vs. German Valdez 147 Dilan Miranda…
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Weights from Managua

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Cristofer “El Llatigo” Rosales 111.4 vs. Eliecier Quezada 112.6
Byron Rojas 107.8 vs. Eliezer Gazo 107.6
Limber Ramirez 118.8 vs. Marvin Solano 117.6
Winston Guerrero 115 vs. Wilmer Blas 112
Jerson Ortiz 109.8 vs. Jose Cordero 109.2
Franco Gutierrez 127.4 vs. Freddy Espinoza 127.6
Jose Orozco 145.4 vs. Erwin Flores 147.6
Brayan 112.6 vs. Engel Gomez 112.6
Luis Martinez 117.8 vs. Haminton Blandon 116.4

Promoter; WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna)
Site: Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua
Event to be streamed on the Nica Boxing Facebook page

Cristofer “El Llatigo” Rosales 111.4 vs. Eliecier Quezada 112.6 Byron Rojas 107.8 vs. Eliezer Gazo 107.6 Limber Ramirez 118.8 vs. Marvin Solano 117.6 Winston Guerrero 115 vs. Wilmer Blas 112…
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Night of Knockouts at Encore Boston Harbor

Photos: Emily Harney

After last month’s sold out Murphys Boxing’s debut at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston’s waterfront, another capacity crowd watched NABA super featherweight champion Abraham Nova (16-0, 12 KOs) stop Luis Castillo (20-4, 15 KOs) in the first round.
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With just seconds left in the opening stanza, Nova laid out Castillo with a textbook jab and cross.

Unbeaten 2008 and 2012 Ecuadorian Olympian middleweight Carlos Gongora (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over Alan Zavala (15-5, 13 KOs). Time 2:05. Continue reading “Night of Knockouts at Encore Boston Harbor”

Photos: Emily Harney After last month’s sold out Murphys Boxing’s debut at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston’s waterfront, another capacity crowd…
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Matchroom-Andy Ruiz Lawsuit Update

Promoter Eddie Hearn in Hermosillo, Mexico, says Ruiz is now onboard to fight in Saudi Arabia after a purse increase exceeding $1 million. This lawsuit will likely go away.

Looks like Matchroom Boxing has filed a lawsuit against WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and his promoter of record TGB Promotions. Ruiz contractually owes Matchroom a rematch with Anthony Joshua and Matchroom set the bout for December 7 in Saudi Arabia. The Ruiz camp, however, is balking at the pre-agreed purse (reportedly $9 million) and the location. Stay tuned…

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Promoter Eddie Hearn in Hermosillo, Mexico, says Ruiz is now onboard to fight in Saudi Arabia after a purse increase exceeding $1 million. This lawsuit will likely go away. Looks…
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Estrada, Beamon make weight

Juan Francisco Estrada 114.6 vs. Dewayne Beamon 114.6
(WBC super flyweight title)

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Filip Hrgovic 233.4 vs. Mario Heredia 278.8
Liam Smith 159.8 vs. Mario ‘Águila’ Lozano 158.7
Shakram Giyasov 140 vs. Darleys Pérez 140
Jono Carrol 133.3 vs. Eleazar Valenzuela 135.5
Irving Turrubiates 125 vs. Neil Jhon Tabano 125
Diego Pacheco 166 vs. José Esparza 166
Alexis Espino 165 vs. Óscar Soto 165.2

Venue: CUM, Hermosillo, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer/Matchroom
TV: DAZN (USA), Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Juan Francisco Estrada 114.6 vs. Dewayne Beamon 114.6 (WBC super flyweight title) Filip Hrgovic 233.4 vs. Mario Heredia 278.8 Liam Smith 159.8 vs. Mario ‘Águila’ Lozano 158.7 Shakram Giyasov 140…
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Saludar, Mendez make weight

Vic Saludar 103.7 vs. Wilfredo Méndez 104.3
(WBO minimumweight title)

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Jean Carlos Torres 142 vs. Miguel Zamudio 143
Luis Sánchez 154 vs. Carlos García 154
Néstor Bravo 136 vs. Christian Miño 138
Ángel Aponte 131 vs. Luis Enrique Rivera 132
Pedro Márquez 128 vs. Ángel Monrreal 128
Frebyan González 133 vs. Merchisede Rivera ??

Venue: Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, PR
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions
TV: WAPA

Vic Saludar 103.7 vs. Wilfredo Méndez 104.3 (WBO minimumweight title) Jean Carlos Torres 142 vs. Miguel Zamudio 143 Luis Sánchez 154 vs. Carlos García 154 Néstor Bravo 136 vs. Christian…
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Figueroa, Chacon make weight

Brandon Figueroa 122 vs Javier Nicolás Chacón 120.25
(WBA interim super bantamweight title)

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Stephen Fulton 124 vs Isaac Avelar 123.75
Omar Juárez 140.75 vs Gino De La Paz 139.75
Jaime Arboleda 130 vs Victor Betancourt 130
Darwin Price 142 vs Aaron Herrera 142
Raymond Guajardo 157.75 vs McArio Del Castillo 153.5
Sean García 128 vs Nestor Robledo 126.75
Damien Vázquez 118.5 vs Josue Morales 120.25
César Cantú 128.5 vs Eddie Hines 130

Venue: Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1, FS2

Brandon Figueroa 122 vs Javier Nicolás Chacón 120.25 (WBA interim super bantamweight title) Stephen Fulton 124 vs Isaac Avelar 123.75 Omar Juárez 140.75 vs Gino De La Paz 139.75 Jaime…
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Golovkin: I’m a little bit scared

Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (39-1-1 35 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1 10 KOs) met at a press conference yesterday to kick off their clash for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, live on DAZN.

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Gennady Golovkin: “I have the best opponent, Sergiy. I’ve know him for a long time and he’s a very good fighter. This is a real fight. I’m a little bit scared because he’s good. I know his team is very strong. And I’m scared because he looks good. He looks strong. He feels it’s his time right now. Maybe – this is boxing, nobody knows.”

Sergiy Derevyanchenko: “I know exactly who I’m getting in the ring with. He’s the former middleweight champion of the world, one of the best fighters in the world, but his time is coming to an end and I want to be the one that makes that time come to an end.”

Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (39-1-1 35 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1 10 KOs) met at a press conference yesterday to kick off their clash for the vacant IBF middleweight title on…
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McAllister upset at Fight Club OC show

After winning his first nine pro bouts and signing with Premier Boxing Champions the future for Long Beach middleweight Malcolm McAllister seemed as bright as his young age of 24. But four straight losses with the last coming Thursday night against Rowdy Montgomery might sell an end of a promising career.

Before a standing room only crowd of 1,342 in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, Montgomery who moved to 6-2 seems to just have an edge in energy in a close bout and captured a majority decision over McAllister who falls to 9-4. It was so competitive that fans threw over $150 into to ring to show their appreciation for a great six round bout. Continue reading “McAllister upset at Fight Club OC show”

After winning his first nine pro bouts and signing with Premier Boxing Champions the future for Long Beach middleweight Malcolm McAllister seemed as bright as his young age of 24.…
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Casimero, Ramirez make weight

John Riel Casimero 118 vs. Cesar Ramirez 117.6
(WBO interim bantamweight title)

Venue: San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila
Promoter: Manny Pacquiao
TV: BoxNation

John Riel Casimero 118 vs. Cesar Ramirez 117.6 (WBO interim bantamweight title) Venue: San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila Promoter: Manny Pacquiao TV: BoxNation

Tanaka, Bomba make weight

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

WBO flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka and his mandatory challenger Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez both made weight at the 112-pound class limit on Friday in Nagoya, Japan.
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The WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel was in attendance, expecting a great fight between the excellent speedsters with good skills. The main event will start at 4 PM tomorrow (Saturday) at the Takeda Teva Ocean Arena in Nagoya city.

The officials are as follows:

referee Celestino Ruiz (US), judges William Lerch (US), Mike Fitzgerald (US) and Edward Ligas (Philippines); supervisor Tsuyoshi Yasukochi (Japan).

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Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi WBO flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka and his mandatory challenger Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez both made weight at the 112-pound class limit on Friday in Nagoya, Japan.…
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Kovalev, Yarde make weight

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Sergey Kovalev 174.6 vs. Anthony Yarde 173.9

Venue: Traktor Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Promoter: Main Events
TV: ESPN+

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Sergey Kovalev 174.6 vs. Anthony Yarde 173.9 Venue: Traktor Arena, Chelyabinsk, Russia Promoter: Main Events TV: ESPN+

Emanuel Navarrete opponent named

WBO junior featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) will face WBO #2 Juan Miguel Elorde (28-1, 15 KOs) September 14 on the card headlined by the heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN, which will air the card on the ESPN+ platform, made the announcement on their website.

Navarrete is returning just four weeks after stopping Francisco De Vaca in three rounds. The 32-year-old Elorde is the grandson of former legendary WBC/WBA super featherweight world champion and Boxing Hall of Famer Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

WBO junior featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) will face WBO #2 Juan Miguel Elorde (28-1, 15 KOs) September 14 on the card headlined by the heavyweight clash between…
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Estrada-Beamon Final Press Conference

WBC super flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (39-3, 26 KOs) and his challenger Dewayne Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs) faced off at the final press conference before their DAZN-streamed clash on Saturday at the CUM in Hermosillo, Mexico.
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Juan Francisco Estrada: “I am very excited, very motivated by this fight before my people from Hermosillo. We’ve done a great preparation because we know the level and how competitive Beamon is, but I want to give the fans a memorable fight, and I want to tell you that the title stays at home.”

Dewayne Beamon: “Estrada is the champion of this division, and that’s why I’m coming for him. I want to beat the best. I’m coming to his backyard, but I have the talent, skill and hard work in the gym to overcome him. We’re going to beat him round by round. I have the style that’s difficult for him.”

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WBC super flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (39-3, 26 KOs) and his challenger Dewayne Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs) faced off at the final press conference before their DAZN-streamed…
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Feliciano, Cobbs remain unbeaten

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Luiz Feliciano (13-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Genaro Gamez (9-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California. Feliciano hurt Gamez to the body several times en route to a 99-91, 98-92, 98-92 verdict. Feliciano claimed the vacant NABF title.

In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Blair Cobbs (12-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round KO over Steve Villalobos (11-1-1, 9 KOs). Cobbs retained his NABF “junior” title. Villalobos dropped Cobbs and punished him in round six. Cobbs came back to rock Villalobos in round seven. Cobbs floored Villalobos in round nine and laid him out with an uppercut moments later. Time was 1:20.

Middleweight Richard Acevedo (5-0-1, 5 KOs) was lucky to get a six-round draw against Jose Rivera (8-4-1, 5 KOs). Rivera won 59-55 on one card. one card was 57-57, and one card ridiculously had Acevedo up 59-55.

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Luiz Feliciano (13-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Genaro Gamez (9-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the…
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