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Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has reportedly split with trainer Manny Robles after coming to his rematch with Anthony Joshua in less than top condition. Ruiz said he largely trained himself for that fight.
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Canelo’s twitter response to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. calling him out: “Instead of calling people out, ask your dad for help. You need it.”
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Wilder-Joshua in Saudi Arabia? Promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports he was a “huge site offer” to do the fight in Saudi Arabia and also floated a 50-50 split.
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IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s fight against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta looks like it could be pushed back past GGG’s 38th birthday in April.
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Manny Pacquiao made his pro debut on January 22nd, 1995. 25 years ago.

Former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has reportedly split with trainer Manny Robles after coming to his rematch with Anthony Joshua in less than top condition. Ruiz said he largely…
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Jarrett Hurd: I can’t look past Santana

Former unified WBA/IBF super welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd plans to avoid the fate of Julian “J-Rock” Williams when he faces Francisco “Chia” Santana on Showtime Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“I’m so focused on taking care of Francisco Santana. I can’t look past him. He’s a guy who comes forward. This is a fight where I want to see how things work out with my new trainer Kay Koroma, but Santana comes to fight just like Jeison Rosario did. I have to be on my toes. Continue reading “Jarrett Hurd: I can’t look past Santana”

Former unified WBA/IBF super welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd plans to avoid the fate of Julian “J-Rock” Williams when he faces Francisco “Chia” Santana on Showtime Saturday at Barclays Center…
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Ivan Redkach: I’m going to knock out Danny Garcia

37:1 underdog Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach says he’ll be no tune-up for two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in their WBC welterweight title eliminator on Showtime Saturday from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“The biggest weakness I see in Danny is that he’s not taking this seriously. He’s counting on this as a tune-up fight, and that’s a big mistake,” said Redkach. “Danny is already looking ahead to a fight with Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao, but before he gets to them, he picked me. I know it’s because I’m a southpaw. But he’s going to get a rude wake up on fight night. Continue reading “Ivan Redkach: I’m going to knock out Danny Garcia”

37:1 underdog Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach says he’ll be no tune-up for two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in their WBC welterweight title eliminator on Showtime Saturday from Barclays Center…
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DAZN Weights from Costa Mesa, Calif

New opponent for super middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) is Fernando Marin (16-4-3, 12 KOs). Marin is coming off a KO loss to Serhii Bohachuk in July.

Jason Quigley 164.4 vs. Fernando Marin 162.2
Ferdinand Kerobyan 153.4 vs. Azael Cosio 152
Mihai Nistor 244.2 vs. Jaime Solorio 234.3
Gregory Morales 123.4 vs. Giovanni Delgado 125
Daniel Perales 144.6 vs. Eduardo Reyes 143.6

Venue: “The Hangar” OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Calif
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: DAZN

New opponent for super middleweight Jason “El Animal” Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) is Fernando Marin (16-4-3, 12 KOs). Marin is coming off a KO loss to Serhii Bohachuk in July.…
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WBC: Eddy Reynoso – 2019 Trainer of the Year

By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President WBC

This week a very well-deserved recognition was announced in honor of a great Mexican trainer as the BWAA – The Boxing Writers Association of America – named Eddy Reynoso as “Trainer of the Year.” This is absolutely wonderful news for Mexican boxing, and what a proud moment to see an international group recognize in this very special way the work of this young and dedicated boxer trainer!
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But who is Eddy Reynoso? Edilson is the son of the well-known trainer, José Chepo Reynoso. He was born into boxing and is also married to the daughter of one of the great champions of the history of Mexico, Efren Alacran Torres. Continue reading “WBC: Eddy Reynoso – 2019 Trainer of the Year”

By Mauricio Sulaimán Son of José Sulaimán / President WBC This week a very well-deserved recognition was announced in honor of a great Mexican trainer as the BWAA – The…
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Garcia, Hurd are massive betting favorites

Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia is a whopping -3750 favorite against Ivan Redkach on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Redkach backers can get +1500. The bout will headline a Showtime telecast.

Former unified super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd is an even more lopsided favorite at -5000 vs. Francisco Santana +2000 in the ten round co-feature.

Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia is a whopping -3750 favorite against Ivan Redkach on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Redkach backers can get +1500. The bout…
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New Ramirez-Postal co-feature

Undefeated middleweight Esquiva “La Pantera” Falcao (25-0, 17 KOs) will look to turn back Ainiwaer Yilixiati (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight fight Saturday, February 1 at Mission Hills Haikou in Haikou, Hainan, China. Falcao-Yilixiati will serve as the co-feature to the bout between WBC/WBO junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol on ESPN after the original co-feature between former 130lb champ Masayuki Ito and Yongqiang Yang fell out. Continue reading “New Ramirez-Postal co-feature”

Undefeated middleweight Esquiva “La Pantera” Falcao (25-0, 17 KOs) will look to turn back Ainiwaer Yilixiati (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight fight Saturday, February 1 at Mission Hills…
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Briedis-Dorticos Kick-Off Press Conference

Both Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and IBF cruiserweight world champion Yuniel ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) prescribe defeat to each other after meeting in Latvia on Wednesday to kick off their hotly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series final at the Arena Riga on March 21.

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Yuniel  Dorticos: “I’m excited to be here, I feel like I’m at home here in Latvia. My prediction is simple; on March 21st you will know why I’m called the ‘KO Doctor’. I’m humbled to be part of this tournament and fight for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. That trophy has my name on it and I’m going to take it home.”

Mairis Briedis: “My nickname used to be the ‘Traumatologist.’ Two doctors are going to face each other in the ring, so let’s see who comes out on top. To win the trophy would be a great celebration for Latvia, but now it’s about putting in the hard work to not let anyone down. I believe we can expect a great fight because my opponent is a great fighter. I hope he is not just a loudspeaker…I’m happy the fight is taking place in Riga. It’s additional weight on my shoulders, but we’ll be ready!” Continue reading “Briedis-Dorticos Kick-Off Press Conference”

Both Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and IBF cruiserweight world champion Yuniel ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) prescribe defeat to each other after meeting in Latvia on Wednesday…
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ShoBox out of the gates fast in 2020

Rising lightweight prospect Thomas Mattice (15-1-1, 11 KOs) will face Isaac Cruz Gonzalez (18-1-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, February 14 live on Showtime from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. In the co-featured bout, undefeated super bantamweight Raeese Aleem (15-0, 9 KOs), of Las Vegas, will take on Adam Lopez (19-3-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-round 122-pound bout.  In a matchup of undefeated junior welterweights, Montana Love (12-0-1, 6 KOs) has an eight-round showdown with Jerrico Walton (16-0, 7 KOs).  In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated junior middleweights Derrick Colemon Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs) and Joseph Jackson (15-0, 12 KOs) will square off in an eight-round bout.

The four-fight telecast is the third of four ShoBox presentations over six weeks showcasing some of boxing’s brightest young prospects in their toughest tests to date, including super lightweight prospect Shohjahon Ergashev and super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin, who were victorious on January 17. On January 31, featherweight Ruben Villa and welterweight Taras Shelestyuk will be tested and on February 28, super lightweight Malik Hawkins and welterweight Richardson Hitchins face tough opposition.

Rising lightweight prospect Thomas Mattice (15-1-1, 11 KOs) will face Isaac Cruz Gonzalez (18-1-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, February 14…
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Showtime to stream undercard bouts

Showtime Sports will live stream three undercard bouts on Facebook/YouTube featuring a trio of undefeated up-and-coming prospects as part of exciting undercard action on Saturday, January 25, from Barclays Center before the telecast headlined by two-division world champion Danny “Swift’’ Garcia. The fights are undefeated super lightweight prospect Patrick Harris (18-0, 9 KOs) against Clay Burns (8-6-2, 4 KOs), unbeaten welterweight Keeshawn Williams (6-0-1, 2 KOs) against Gaku Takahashi (16-10-1, 8 KOs), and undefeated middleweight prospect Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson (6-0, 4 KOs) against Antonio Louis Hernandez (2-10-1, 0 KOs).

Showtime Sports will live stream three undercard bouts on Facebook/YouTube featuring a trio of undefeated up-and-coming prospects as part of exciting undercard action on Saturday, January 25, from Barclays Center…
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Barry: Parker-Usyk won’t happen for WBO title

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO#2 Joseph Parker and WBO#1 Oleksandr Usyk will not fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight title according to Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry.

“I honestly believe what we’re going to see is Usyk [choosing to wait] and he will fight Joshua in the summer, providing Joshua blows out Pulev, which he should look spectacular doing. I would love nothing more than the opportunity for us to fight Usyk, but the reality of it is, I don’t think it’s going to happen,” Barry told Sky Sports.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO#2 Joseph Parker and WBO#1 Oleksandr Usyk will not fight for the vacant WBO heavyweight title according to Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry. “I…
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“Bimbito” Mendez to defend Feb 8 in Panama

WBO minimumweight champion Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez (15-1, 5 KOs) will defend his 105-pound belt for the second time when he faces Ecuadorian Pedro Villegas (12-0, 4 KOs) on February 8, at El Panama Hotel in Panama City, Panama, as part of the “WBO Tournament of Champions “, which will be presented by the G & V Entertainment in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) and Spartan Boxing. “I am very happy to return to the ring and defend my title in Panama. We are working very hard to keep this title in Puerto Rico,” said Méndez, the only Puerto Rican (men’s) world champion today.

Also in action on the show will be the former WBO Latino monarch at 126 pounds, Luis “Popeye” Lebrón (17-1-1, 10 KOs), who will fight against the Colombian José Antonio Jiménez (22-10-1, 9 KOs) ) in a ten-rounder at 122 pounds.

WBO minimumweight champion Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez (15-1, 5 KOs) will defend his 105-pound belt for the second time when he faces Ecuadorian Pedro Villegas (12-0, 4 KOs) on February 8,…
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Warren, Truax on Plant-Feigenbutz undercard

Former bantamweight world champion Rau’shee Warren (16-3, 4 KOs) will battle Mexico’s Gilberto Mendoza (15-7-3, 7 KOs) in a 10-round attraction, while former super middleweight champion Caleb “Golden” Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) takes on Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu (25-5, 22 KOs) in a 10-round showdown, highlighting the non-televised undercard lineup on Saturday, February 15 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The event is headlined by undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant making a homecoming world title defense against mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz. Continue reading “Warren, Truax on Plant-Feigenbutz undercard”

Former bantamweight world champion Rau’shee Warren (16-3, 4 KOs) will battle Mexico’s Gilberto Mendoza (15-7-3, 7 KOs) in a 10-round attraction, while former super middleweight champion Caleb “Golden” Truax (30-4-2,…
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Mike Hilton headlines in Trenton, NJ

This Saturday night at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, Silver Bow’s ChampBox 1 will be headlined by undefeated and Trenton’s own Mike Hilton (9-0, 7 KOs) in a six-round bout. Hilton has become an inspirational story as he grew up in the rough streets of Trenton and was involved in the gang lifestyle to not only turn his life around but become a mentor to those around the Trenton area. Continue reading “Mike Hilton headlines in Trenton, NJ”

This Saturday night at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, Silver Bow’s ChampBox 1 will be headlined by undefeated and Trenton’s own Mike Hilton (9-0, 7 KOs) in…
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Cletus Seldin returns Feb 28

WBA #11, IBF #12 super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (24-1, 20KOs) will return on February 28 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Seldin has fully recovered from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder which he suffered in the biggest win of his career, when he stopped multi-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah last June during the Hall of Fame boxing event.  Making his seventeenth appearance, Seldin holds the record for most wins at the Long Island venue. His opponent will be announced soon.

WBA #11, IBF #12 super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (24-1, 20KOs) will return on February 28 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Seldin has fully recovered from…
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WBO orders two light heavyweight eliminators

The WBO World Championship Committee has ordered two elimination contests in the light heavyweight division to fill the currently vacant world title, formerly held by Canelo Alvarez. The bouts ordered will be #1 Gilberto Ramirez vs. #4 Eleider Alvarez and #2 Umar Salamov vs. #3 Maxim Vlasov. The parties have one day to confirm availability and fifteen days to reach an agreement or the bouts will go to purse bid at a minimum $300,000.

The WBO World Championship Committee has ordered two elimination contests in the light heavyweight division to fill the currently vacant world title, formerly held by Canelo Alvarez. The bouts ordered…
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Joshua still aiming for clash with Wilder

WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says everyone wants Deontay Wilder to beat Tyson Fury to set up a Joshua-Wilder showdown. “We had a meeting about that,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “It has great potential. I heard [Wilder and Fury] have a third fight lined up towards the end of the year but we have to throw a curveball in there. Something that gets Wilder’s attention providing he wins so that he thinks to himself: ‘Even though I have a rematch clause, I’ll see how I can manipulate my contract, get out of it, and fight for the undisputed championship’.”

WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says everyone wants Deontay Wilder to beat Tyson Fury to set up a Joshua-Wilder showdown. “We had a meeting about that,” Joshua told…
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Kingry: I want Gervonta Davis this year

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC Silver lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) is ready to begin his 2020 campaign as he takes on Nicaragua’s Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs). Garcia will either break some hearts or his opponent’s nose as he returns to the ring on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on DAZN.

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“It’s a big moment for me. I can’t have a bad performance. I’m taking this opponent seriously. I plan on having a good performance,” Ryan Garcia told Fightnews.com®.

“We thought February 14 would be a perfect date for Ryan,” Promoter Oscar De La Hoya told Fighnews.com®. “This is his coming-out party.”

2019 was not the best year for Garcia as the 21-year-old had been wrapped up in some drama and was the subject of fighter contract breach with Mayweather Promotions and De la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. The highly touted lightweight was also seen partying with Floyd Mayweather early last year. It is said that there were discussions of fights with Mayweather Promotions prospect Rolando Romero and champion Gervonta Davis. Continue reading “Kingry: I want Gervonta Davis this year”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC Silver lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) is ready to begin his 2020 campaign as he takes on Nicaragua’s Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs). Garcia…
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Change of location for Delaware ‘Leap Year’ card

The February 29 Dee Lee Promotions “Leap Year” show has been moved to the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Welterweight ‘Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (30-8-1, 14 KOs) will headline. Either Lundy or his soon to be named opponent will receive a $500 cash prize in addition to their contracted payment the moment their hand is raised in victory at ring center. The prize fight is a Delaware first and Dee Lee hopes it will be the first of many.

The co-main spotlights up and coming jr. middleweight Ismael “Tito” Garcia (11-0-1, 4 KOs) vs. TBA. Continue reading “Change of location for Delaware ‘Leap Year’ card”

The February 29 Dee Lee Promotions “Leap Year” show has been moved to the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Welterweight ‘Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (30-8-1, 14 KOs) will headline. Either…
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Ryan “Kingry” Garcia Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC Silver lightweight champion Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) of Victorville, California held a media day workout Monday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Gym in Los Angeles ahead of his next fight against Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs) of Nicaragua. Garcia squares off against Fonseca next month on Friday, February 14, Valentines Day at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on DAZN.

Ryan Garcia: “It’s a big moment for me. I can’t have a bad performance. I’m taking this opponent serious. I plan on having a good performance. I feel good, camp has been great just like any other fight. This is the first step for good things to come in 2020. I want 4 fights in 2020. Fonseca, Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell, and Gervonta Davis. That’s the fight I’ve been pushing for.”

Oscar De La Hoya: “We thought February 14 would be a perfect date for Ryan. This is his coming out party. I believe he will be world champ. He will fight for a world title by the end of the year. This will be a huge year for Ryan Garcia. If all goes well February 14th. We’ll see what’s up for his next fight. Ryan’s ready for the best!”

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By Miguel Maravilla WBC Silver lightweight champion Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) of Victorville, California held a media day workout Monday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Gym in Los Angeles…
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Anthony Sims added to Super Bowl card

Unbeaten super middleweight terror Anthony Sims Jr (20-0, 18 KOs) will fight for his first pro title against WBO #9 Roamer Angulo (25-1, 22 KOs) for the WBO Latino belt on Thursday, January 30 at the Meridian in Island Gardens in Miami, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. The event will take place a few days prior to Super Bowl LIV (54), taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in the same city.

Angulo represents a stiff test for Sims Jr’s aspirations with the only blemish on his record being against Gilberto Ramirez when he challenged for the WBO world title in June 2018.

The card is topped by WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) defending his crown against Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs), plus IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KOs) against JoJo Diaz (30-1, 15 KOs), WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs) against Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0, 6 KOs) and YouTube stars Jake Paul and AnEsonGib clashing in their pro debuts.

Unbeaten super middleweight terror Anthony Sims Jr (20-0, 18 KOs) will fight for his first pro title against WBO #9 Roamer Angulo (25-1, 22 KOs) for the WBO Latino belt…
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Taduran to defend IBF belt in Mexico

IBF minimumweight champion Pedro Taduran (14-2, 11 KOs) of the Philippines will defend his title in hostile territory against Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (22-1, 13 KOs) on February 1 at the Gimnasio Cedereg in in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico. Valladares, who is rated IBF #1 at junior flyweight, is dropping to minimumweight to fight Taduran. The two losses on Taduran’s record came in title fights in Thailand against record-breaking WBC champion Wanheng Menayothin (a.k.a. Chayophon Moonsri), who is currently 54-0.

IBF minimumweight champion Pedro Taduran (14-2, 11 KOs) of the Philippines will defend his title in hostile territory against Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (22-1, 13 KOs) on February 1 at the…
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Takesako defeats Hosokawa, wins OPBF 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese middleweight champ Kazuto Takesako (12-0-1, 11 KOs), 159.75, dethroned OPBF 160-pound ruler Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (12-5-1, 11 KOs), 159.5, as he pounded out a nearly shutout decision (120-108, 119-109 twice) over twelve lopsided rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

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The hard-punching national titlist Kazuto swarmed over the taller slow starter from the outset, battering him from all angles. After the eighth, the open scoring system read 80-72 for all the judges since what Charlie could do was to repeatedly grab the by far more aggressive foe. The durable Charlie, the younger brother of former national 140-pound champ Valentine Hosokawa, attempted to demonstrate his last surge from the tenth, but couldn’t overcome his huge deficits on points against the monotonous but more powerful challenger.

The victor Takesako now holds both the OPBF and national belts.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese middleweight champ Kazuto Takesako (12-0-1, 11 KOs), 159.75, dethroned OPBF 160-pound ruler Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (12-5-1, 11 KOs), 159.5, as he…
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WBO #10 Inoue halts Su, retains WBO AP 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The semi-windup on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, saw WBO Asia Pacific junior middleweight titleholder Takeshi Inoue (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 153, easily kept his regional belt with his TKO victory over Chinese Cheng Su (14-3-1, 8 KOs), a 5’11” hard-hitting southpaw at 153.75, at the end of the second session as the loser gave up fighting in the corner after hitting the deck each once in the first two sessions.

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WBO#10/IBF#14 Takeshi previously failed to win the WBO belt in Houston, where he lopsidedly lost to Jaime Munguia on points but admirably refused to go down in January of the previous year.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The semi-windup on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, saw WBO Asia Pacific junior middleweight titleholder Takeshi Inoue (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 153, easily kept his…
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WBA training camp: Uruguay, Costa Rica confirmed

The Uruguay and Costa Rica national teams confirmed their attendance to the training camp to be held in Medellin, as part of the “Future WBA Champions” program of the World Boxing Association (WBA). The event, scheduled from February 1 to February 11, will host several of the best teams in Latin America and will serve as preparation for the qualifying tournaments for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Continue reading “WBA training camp: Uruguay, Costa Rica confirmed”

The Uruguay and Costa Rica national teams confirmed their attendance to the training camp to be held in Medellin, as part of the “Future WBA Champions” program of the World…
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