Warren and BJ Saunders part ways

Following a relationship that has spanned the whole professional career of current WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, that has also included a world title at middleweight, Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren and Saunders have agreed to terms for an amicable release from his promotional contract.

Following dialogue between Warren, Saunders and his management company MTK over recent weeks, it was mutually agreed that with certain fights not immediately available within the partnership, that it is in the interests of both parties to pursue their respective goals separately.

Following a relationship that has spanned the whole professional career of current WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, that has also included a world title at middleweight, Hall of…
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Hank Lundy returns October 5

Dee Lee Promotions has announced an October 5 card the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Deleware, featuring super lightweight Henry “Hank” Lundy (29-8-1, 14 KOs), who recently signed with the Dee Lee Promotions. The 35-year-old Lundy is looking to get his career back on track after decision losses to Avery Sparrow and Zaur Abdullaev.

The co-main is a scheduled 6 round super lightweight bout featuring Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (21-5-2, 9 KOs), another new Dee Lee fighter. The undercard showcases a quartet of well known Delaware crowd favorites including lightweight “Jolt’n” Joey Tiberi (17-3, 9 KOs), heavyweight Stefan “The Freak” Talabisco (4-0, 4 KOs), welterweight Vinny “Hollywood” Kirkley (3-1, 3 KOs) and Cruiserweight Maurice “The War Time” Horne (5-0, 4 KOs).

Opponents are TBA.

Dee Lee Promotions has announced an October 5 card the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Deleware, featuring super lightweight Henry “Hank” Lundy (29-8-1, 14 KOs), who recently signed with the…
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Niyomtrong retains WBA minimumweight title

WBA minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong, also known as Knockout CP Freshmart (20-0, 7 KOs) retained his title by beating ArAr Andales (10-1, 2 KOs) via technical decision in the eighth round during his 11th defense in Bangkok, Thailand. In a fairly close fight, an unintentional head-butt ended the action prematurely. The champion suffered a cut that did not allow him to continue and the referee was forced to resolve the fight on the scorecards in the eighth round.

At the time of the stoppage, the Thai fighter was leading on the three cards with scores of 77-75, 79-73 and 78-74 over the young man from the Philippines who put up a strong fight but whose punch was not enough to snatch the crown from the champion.

Niyomtrong now has 11 defenses since he captured the WBA interim belt in 2014 and seven if they are counted since he has been the full world champion.

WBA minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong, also known as Knockout CP Freshmart (20-0, 7 KOs) retained his title by beating ArAr Andales (10-1, 2 KOs) via technical decision in the eighth…
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Weights From Hanover, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Jeter Promotions card that will take place Friday, August 2 at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD:

Luther Smith 199.2 vs. Stivens Bujaj 199.6
Jerry Odom 168.8 vs. Tahir Thomas 166.2
(Odom originally weighed 170.2 then had to reweigh)
Jordan White 127.8 vs. Vincent Jennings 128.6
Ebrima Jawara 129 vs. Marq Johns 128.6
Malik Loften 129 vs. Carlos Marrero 128
AJ Williams 165.4 vs. Brock Willis 166.6
Dante Cox 134.2 vs. Hakim Smith 136.2
Brandon Chambers 134.2 vs. Fred Thornton 134.6
Champ Moultrie 146.8 vs. Corey Weekly 147.2

The bout between Jay Stancil, III and Deshawn Wilkerson is reportedly off the card. Wilkerson was well under the weight for the bout.

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for the Jeter Promotions card that will take place Friday, August 2 at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD: Luther Smith 199.2…
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Valdez ready for super featherweight division

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez is ready to become a two-division world titlist! “It’s time! I’ve always wanted to become a multi-division champion,” said the undefeated champion. “I think I would feel more comfortable at that weight too. 126 lbs is getting harder to make after seven years as a featherweight so I think moving to 130 pounds would make more sense.”

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Valdez has defended his featherweight title six times but one of his dreams is to earn titles in several weight classes. “Most of the fighters I admire have won several titles and I want that too.” Continue reading “Valdez ready for super featherweight division”

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez is ready to become a two-division world titlist! “It’s time! I’ve always wanted to become a multi-division champion,” said the undefeated champion. “I think I…
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JC Chavez Sr. supervises Chavez Jr. workout

Julio Cesar Chavez personally supervised Thursday’s training session for his eldest son Julio, who on August 10 returns to the ring after an absence of more than two years. He made a series of recommendations to help Junior make a triumphant return.
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The 57-year-old Chavez, also took the opportunity to hit the heavy bag for 30 minutes straight.
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“My son has the condition to once again become world champion,” said El Gran Campeon. “It’s only a matter of staying focused on training and boxing. I’ve seen in recent months he’e delivered 100 percent.”

Julio Cesar Chavez personally supervised Thursday’s training session for his eldest son Julio, who on August 10 returns to the ring after an absence of more than two years. He…
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Kownacki-Arreola presser/face-off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Unbeaten heavyweight Adam Kownacki and former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola went face to face at Thursday’s final press conference, two days before they meet on FOX PBC Fight Night this Saturday live on FOX at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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Adam Kownacki: “I can’t wait to get it over with and punch him in the face.”

Chris Arreola: “I’m going to come out with my hand raised.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Unbeaten heavyweight Adam Kownacki and former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola went face to face at Thursday’s final press conference, two days before they meet on…
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IBF #9 Ritchie: Tim is not Kostya

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #9 light middleweight Dwight Ritchie (19-1, 2 KOs) is confident he will break the unbeaten streak of IBF #12 Tim Tszyu (13-0, 10 KOs) when they clash on August 14 at Star City Casino in Sydney, NSW Australia and says Tim is not his famous world champion father Kostya.

“Obviously they’re very similar, Kostya and Tim,” Ritchie said on Main Event’s new Fighting Words series. “Tim tries a lot to emulate his father’s style, but unfortunately he’s like the home brand version of Kostya, he’s like the cheap version. Continue reading “IBF #9 Ritchie: Tim is not Kostya”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #9 light middleweight Dwight Ritchie (19-1, 2 KOs) is confident he will break the unbeaten streak of IBF #12 Tim Tszyu (13-0,…
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Alamo headines Telemundo finale tonight

Boxeo Telemundo Ford closes out its 30th anniversary summer series tonight. WBO #10 junior welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (16-0, 12 KOs) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico defends his WBO Latino title against Salvador “Bufon” Briceno (16-4, 10 KOs) of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico in the 10 round series finale main event. The site of the show will be the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
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Alamo was impressive in his Telemundo-televised main event debut this past February, flashing talents of a complete and exciting fighter. He will look to build on that performance tonight in front of his many local supporters and Telemundo viewers. Continue reading “Alamo headines Telemundo finale tonight”

Boxeo Telemundo Ford closes out its 30th anniversary summer series tonight. WBO #10 junior welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (16-0, 12 KOs) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico defends his WBO…
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IBF strips Canelo; Oscar: An insult to boxing

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, has issued the following statement in response to the International Boxing Federation’s decision to strip middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez:

“We are extremely disappointed at the IBF for forcing the world’s best fighter to relinquish his world title. We have been in serious negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko’s promoter. We offered his team an unprecedented amount of money for a fighter of his limited stature and limited popularity, but the truth is that I’m now certain they never had any intention of making a deal. But instead they wanted to force us to relinquish Canelo’s belt. This is an insult to boxing and more importantly an insult to the boxing fans of the world. This decision validates already existing concerns about the credibility of the IBF championship. Canelo inherited a mandatory challenger by defeating Daniel Jacobs, the man who beat Derevyanchenko, so to strip him of his title without giving him enough time to make the best fight possible is truly what is wrong with boxing, and I plan to aggressively consider all legal actions possible.”

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, has issued the following statement in response to the International Boxing Federation’s decision to strip middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez:…
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Contender stars Khytrov and Walker stop foes

Two participants from the last season of “The Contender” tournament, Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov and Eric “The Baby Faced Assassin” Walker were victorious in separate bouts on Thursday night at the Monroeville Convention Center, in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Now fighting at super middleweight, Khytrov (19-2, 16 KOs) chopped down 6’3 Gabriel Pham (11-2, 5 KOs) in six rounds. Khytrov knocked down Pham three times with body shots in round six to end it. Time was 2:38.

Now fighting at junior middleweight, Walker (19-2, 2 KOs) won by fourth round TKO over Jose Antonio “Bachata” Abreu (14-6, 8 KOs). Walker was declared the winner when Abreu couldn’t continue due to a hand injury. Time was 1:28. Continue reading “Contender stars Khytrov and Walker stop foes”

Two participants from the last season of “The Contender” tournament, Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov and Eric “The Baby Faced Assassin” Walker were victorious in separate bouts on Thursday night…
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Telemundo weights from Kissimmee

Yomar Alamo 139.8 vs. Salvador Briceño 139.6
(WBO/NABO jr welterweight title)
Jeyvier Cintron 114.6 vs. Koki Eto 114.8
(WBO super flyweight eliminator)

Kissimmee
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Christian Camacho 126 vs. Jonatan Leona 123.6
Orlando Gonzalez 127 vs. Aldimar Silva 125.6
Henry Lebron 131.4 vs. Edward Kakembo 131.8
Marco Diaz 124.8 vs. Jostin Ortiz-Maysonett 125.4
Deron Thompson 143.6 vs. Linomar Rios 141.8

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

Yomar Alamo 139.8 vs. Salvador Briceño 139.6 (WBO/NABO jr welterweight title) Jeyvier Cintron 114.6 vs. Koki Eto 114.8 (WBO super flyweight eliminator) Christian Camacho 126 vs. Jonatan Leona 123.6 Orlando…
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Weights from Las Vegas

Eva Wahlstrom 128.8 vs. Ronica “Queen” Jeffrey 127.2
(WBC female super featherweight title)

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Photo: Manny “Mitts” Merullo

John Vera 157 vs. Ravshan Hudaynazarov 156.2
Jamie Mitchell 120.8 vs. Britain Hart 118
Trevor Covington 112.4 vs. Ming Freedom 113.4

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Promoter: RJJ Boxing
TV: UFC Fight Pass

Eva Wahlstrom 128.8 vs. Ronica “Queen” Jeffrey 127.2 (WBC female super featherweight title) John Vera 157 vs. Ravshan Hudaynazarov 156.2 Jamie Mitchell 120.8 vs. Britain Hart 118 Trevor Covington 112.4…
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Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Dave Minter 144.5 vs. Timothy Webster 147
Viacheslav Borshchev 165 vs. Jorge Chavez 165
Anthony Hernandez 170 vs. Aaron Hamilton 167
Malikai Johnson 126 vs. Ivan Vergara 126

Venue: Sacramento Double Tree Hotel.
Date: Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. (4 pro and 6 amateur bouts).
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Dave Minter 144.5 vs. Timothy Webster 147 Viacheslav Borshchev 165 vs. Jorge Chavez 165 Anthony Hernandez 170 vs. Aaron Hamilton 167 Malikai Johnson 126 vs.…
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Conlan-Ruiz Final Press Conference

The final press conference for the homecoming bout of featherweight Michael Conlan (11-0, 6 KOs) on Saturday evening at the annual Féile an Phobail summer festival against Diego Alberto Ruiz (21-2, 10 KOs) was a relatively subdued affair compared to what will be a raucous, sold-out atmosphere when he steps into the ring. Conlan-Ruiz will headline the ESPN+ stream starting at 5pm ET. The undercard stream will feature a middleweight showdown between Luis Arias (18-1-1, 9 KOs) and Luke Keeler (16-2-1, 5 KOs).

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Photo: MTK Global

Michael Conlan: “Over the last six or seven months everything has clicked. I’ve been in training for this fight since April and I’ve learned so much. I believe this is a coming-out party for me and it’s the best Michael Conlan you’ll see.”

Diego Alberto Ruiz: “I know Michael Conlan very well and he’s a very quick and fast boxer. He’s had a fantastic amateur career, but we’ve come here to win this fight and that’s what we’ll do.”

The final press conference for the homecoming bout of featherweight Michael Conlan (11-0, 6 KOs) on Saturday evening at the annual Féile an Phobail summer festival against Diego Alberto Ruiz…
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Edwards set to defend WBC flyweight belt

WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards %1-1, 6 KOs) will make the second defense of his world title against his mandatory challenger Julio Cesar “El Rey” Martinez (14-1, 11 KOs) at The O2 in London on the August 31 Lomachenko-Campbell card.

Charlie Edwards: “I believe my boxing skills and the experience that I’ve gained throughout my short pro career will see me through. I expect to have a punch perfect performance.”

Julio Cesar Martinez: “I’ll be taking that famous green and gold belt back to Mexico with me. I have already knocked out one Brit (Andrew Selby) and on August 31 I will make it two.”

WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards %1-1, 6 KOs) will make the second defense of his world title against his mandatory challenger Julio Cesar “El Rey” Martinez (14-1, 11 KOs) at…
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Toothache KOs Bauer, Feigenbutz to headline

Two and a half weeks before headlining in his hometown of Ludwigshafen, Germany, unbeaten IBF #13 super middleweight Leon Bauer (16-0-1, 9 KOs) has pulled out of his fight against Luke Blackledge (26-8-2, 9 KOs). Bauer suffering from an inflamed wisdom tooth had to undergo a dental procedure and may not train for up to 14 days.

“This is doubly painful for me,” said Bauer. “I was ready and I was very happy about the fight. I’m especially for sorry for the many fans. Something can always happen to anyone, but this is very unfortunate so close to the fight. I hope I am soon fit again and return as soon as possible and still fight at home this year.”

A super middleweight clash between IBF #3, WBA #5, WBO #7, WBC #11 Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) and unbeaten Cesar Nunez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) will now headline the August 17 show at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle.

Two and a half weeks before headlining in his hometown of Ludwigshafen, Germany, unbeaten IBF #13 super middleweight Leon Bauer (16-0-1, 9 KOs) has pulled out of his fight against…
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Cusumano, Ortiz headline in Rhode Island

CES Boxing returns next Friday (August 9) to Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Reigning NBA heavyweight titleholder Juiseppe Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) of Sicily looks to add another belt to his collection when he battles “The Gentle Giant” Steve Vukosa (11-1, 4 KOs) of nearby Quincy, MA, in the eight-round main event for the vacant WBC USNBC crown.

In the co-main event, WBC Youth lightweight titleholder Jamaine Ortiz (11-0, 6 KOs) of Worcester, MA, puts his unbeaten record on the line in an eight-round showdown against French challenger Romain Couture (8-1-1, 4 KOs), who makes his United States debut.

CES Boxing returns next Friday (August 9) to Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Reigning NBA heavyweight titleholder Juiseppe Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) of Sicily looks to add…
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Vicente beats Zamora in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Cuban super feather Pablo “El Gallo” Vicente (15-1, 13 KOs), ranked #14 by WBC, stopped Nicaraguan Robin Zamora (14-7, 7 KOs) to claim the WBA Fedelatin title on Wednesday night at the Fantastic Casino Albrook Mall in Panama City, Panama. Vicente sent Zamora to the canvas in round two and finally in the third for the 10 seconds count to win by KO at 2:13.
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Local light flyweights squared off in the main event of an exciting card promoted by Rogelio Espiño (TSP Boxing) and George Sarantopoulos (Sparta Promotions). Azael Villar (15-1-3, 12 KOs) knocked Leroy Estrada (16-4, 6 KOs) down twice in round one and once again in the sixth when referee Hector Afu stopped the action at 0:34 declaring Villar the winner by TKO. Continue reading “Vicente beats Zamora in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Cuban super feather Pablo “El Gallo” Vicente (15-1, 13 KOs), ranked #14 by WBC, stopped Nicaraguan Robin Zamora (14-7, 7 KOs) to claim the WBA Fedelatin title…
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Kownacki-Arreola media workout

Undefeated heavyweight Adam Kownacki and former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola showed off their skills at world famous Gleason’s Gym on Wednesday. They fight on Saturday on FOX at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Adam Kownacki: “I’m ready to go. I’m looking to make a statement on Saturday. It’s been a long full camp and I’m ready for anything Arreola is going to bring…I’m ready to go 12 rounds. I want to get the knockout and we’re going to fire versus fire. The knockout is definitely what we trained for and I’m expecting that result.

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Photo: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Chris Arreola: “I wouldn’t consider it an upset if I win. I’m here to win. I’m supposed to win. Just because he’s undefeated, that doesn’t mean anything. He’s fought some good fighters, but I’ve fought better…I absolutely have to get the knockout on Saturday. I’m in his backyard. I don’t like judges. I have to get it done as soon as I can Saturday.”

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Continue reading “Kownacki-Arreola media workout”

Undefeated heavyweight Adam Kownacki and former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola showed off their skills at world famous Gleason’s Gym on Wednesday. They fight on Saturday on FOX at…
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Trainer Beau Williford passes

Sad to report the passing of trainer Beau Williford on Wednesday at his home in Lafayette, Louisiana. Beau lost his fight against lung cancer at the age of 69. Williford boxed professionally as a heavyweight for eleven years, including a bout against former world title challenger Ron Stander in 1976. After he hung up the gloves, Beau started the Ragin’ Cajun Boxing Club in Lafayette. He trained former world title challenger Jason Papillion and female world champ Deirdre Gogarty among others. R.I.P.

Sad to report the passing of trainer Beau Williford on Wednesday at his home in Lafayette, Louisiana. Beau lost his fight against lung cancer at the age of 69. Williford…
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2Pound Forbes to promote card Saturday in Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

After two years of working diligently to reignite the professional boxing scene in and around the city of Portland, former IBF Jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes and partner Christina Lunzman will stage their fourth card in the area this Saturday at the Clackamas Armory in Clackamas, Oregon. Working under their promotional banner of 2Pound Sports & Entertainment, the pair hope to keep building on the momentum already sparked with their past three events and have lined up a six bout card featuring young talent from around the region as well as an exhibition bout between two former world champions.

Topping the card will be a welterweight rematch between Tacoma’s Andre Keys (10-1, 5 KOs) and Washington journeyman Antonio Neal (4-10-1, 3 KOs). The two faced off once before in September of 2016, with Keys taking a unanimous five round decision win. Continue reading “2Pound Forbes to promote card Saturday in Oregon”

By Ricardo Ibarra After two years of working diligently to reignite the professional boxing scene in and around the city of Portland, former IBF Jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2…
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Broadway Boxing Weights

Ievgen Khytrov 167.6 vs. Gabriel Pham 167.6
Eric Walker 154.2 vs. Jose Antonio Abreu 155
Ivan Golub 148.6 vs. Joaquim Carneiro 150.4
Victor Padilla 139.4 vs. Benjamin Borteye 140.4
Mike Balogun 233.6 vs. Ed Fountain 240.6
Bill Hutchinson 134.4 vs. Charlie Serrano 127.6
Bob Weisen 195.8 vs. Dennis Vance 235

Venue: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: UFC Fight Pass

Ievgen Khytrov 167.6 vs. Gabriel Pham 167.6 Eric Walker 154.2 vs. Jose Antonio Abreu 155 Ivan Golub 148.6 vs. Joaquim Carneiro 150.4 Victor Padilla 139.4 vs. Benjamin Borteye 140.4 Mike…
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