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Kambosos’ Promoter On Teofimo Lopez’s Reluctance To Fight In Australia

Lou DiBella has only so much sympathy for Teofimo Lopez. The IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion and his team have recently balked at the idea of going to Australia to take on DiBella’s client and IBF mandatory, Aussie lightweight George Kambosos, in October. Lopez’s manager David McWater took issue, particularly, with the prospect that Lopez would have…

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Rolly Romero: I’ll Fight Devin Haney; He’s The Chinniest Fighter, The Amir Khan Of 135

Gervonta Davis remains the world champion Rolando Romero most wants to fight next. If the brash, heavy-handed Romero cannot secure that high-profile fight, unbeaten WBC world lightweight champion Devin Haney is second on his hit list. Romero questioned Haney’s chin and his willingness to fight top opponents. The trash-talking Romero was particularly critical of Jorge…

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Leigh Wood: Xu Can Doesn’t Take a Good Shot, Golden Boy Made a Mistake

Leigh Wood believes that Xu Can’s promoter Golden Boy have made a mistake by choosing him as their WBA Featherweight World Champion’s latest defence on the first week of Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday July 31, live worldwide on DAZN. Wood (24-2, 14 KOs), who is trained by Ben Davison alongside Undisputed…

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Mira Potkonen Ousts Maiva Hamadouche From Olympics With Split Decision Win

In a bout where both fighters forever etched their name in history, it was Mira Potkonen who gets the chance to add another chapter.  The 40-year-old mother of two from Finland becomes the oldest female to both fight and win in the Olympics. It came in an entertaining split decision win over France’s Maiva Hamadouche,…

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JD Chapman Continues His Comeback on July 31 in Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas – Heavyweight contender JD “The Natural” Chapman (30-0, 26 KO’s) continues his surprise comeback on July 31, 2021 when he takes on journeyman Terrell Jamal Woods (24-49-9) at home, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Woods recently had a draw with Russian heavyweight contender Alexander Ustinov (36-4) and is renown for testing top fighters,…

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Delante Johnson Moves To Quarterfinal Win Following Split Nod Over Zhussupov

Delante ‘Tiger’ Johnson once again roars. The Cleveland native becomes the first member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic boxing team to advance to the quarterfinal round. The win came in a hard-fought split decision over Kazakhstan’s Ablaikhan Zhussupov in the Round of 16 at welterweight Tuesday evening at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Zhussupov was a…

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Welterweight Round of 16 – LIVE RESULTS

Women’s welterweight action returns with eight bouts in the Round of 16 Tuesday afternoon and evening at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.  Among those due to compete is Oshae Jones, the welterweight representative for the United States who is expected to medal. She faces Mexico’s Brianda Tamara Cruz (Mexico), with their bout scheduled for 7:24 p.m.…

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Pacquiao: Spence Gives Chance To ‘Make My Case’ as an All-Time Great

Manny Pacquiao. Say the name and you’re sure to get a reaction. The huge majority would brand him a generational superstar thanks to a championship climb that’s earned him sanctioning body recognition in seven weight classes.  And even those who scoff at some of the achievements have no choice but to give him respect for…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Heavyweight Round of 16 – LIVE RESULTS

Muslim Gadzhimageomedov (ROC) preserved his number-one ranking in the heavyweight division, advancing to the quarterfinal round following a one-sided win over Abdelhafid Benchabla (Algeria). Scores were 30-27 on all five scorecards in the first fight of the Round of 16 Tuesday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.  A long afternoon was in store for Benchabla…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Welterweight Round of 16 – LIVE RESULTS

IN PROGRESS: Aidan Walsh (Ireland) vs. Albert Mengue (Cameroon) Pat McCormack (Great Britain) proved his worth as the number-one seed at welterweight, outclassing Aliaksandr ‘Sasha’ Radzionau (Belarus) to advance to the quarterfinal round. McCormack won on all five scorecards (30-27 on four, 29-28 on one) in the first bout of competition Tuesday morning at Kokugikan Arena…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Middleweight Round of 32 – Full Results

IN PROGRESS: Troy Isley (USA) vs. Vitali Bandarenka (Belarus) David Tshama (Congo) had to work hard to rid himself of Wilfried Ntsengue (Cameroon). The Congolese middleweight managed a split decision victory, winning 29-28 on three cards to overrule two cards showing the same score for Ntsengue.  Fanat Kakhramonov (Uzbekistan) was already well on his way to…

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Warren: Chisora Doesn’t Fancy Joe Joyce, He Wants Parker Rematch

Frank Warren, promoter for Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce, is not convinced heavyweight veteran Derek Chisora would be willing to face his boxer. Chisora was ringside at Wembley Arena on Saturday night, as he watched Joyce stop world title challenger Carlos Takam in six rounds. Chisora has been out of the ring since earlier this…

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Fanlong Meng Inks Pact With Garry Jonas of Probox Promotions

Chinese light heavyweight standout Fanlong Meng has signed a long-term promotional pact with Probox Promotions headed up by Garry Jonas. Meng turned professional back in 2015 after an impressive amateur career that included representing his native China at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Since entering the paid ranks, the skillful southpaw has amassed an…

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Featherweight Round of 16 – Full Results

Karissa Artingstall (Great Britain) won her second bout in Tokyo, this time eliminating number three-seed Jucielen Romeu (Brazil). Artingstall won by scores of 30-27 on four cards and 29-28 on the last to advance to the quarterfinal round.  Artingstall made use of her physical advantages over Romeu, pumping a long jab out of the southpaw…

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Roach Still Offering Sparring Partners $1,000 if They Can Drop Pacquiao

Freddie Roach, the Hall of Fame trainer for Manny Pacquiao, is still offering sparring partners a fee of $1,000 if they are capable of knocking down the Filipino superstar. Pacquiao is currently training for a highly anticipated pay-per-view showdown with IBF, WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence – which is set for August 21 at the…

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Gilberto Ramirez Aims To Land Dmitry Bivol, Feels Ready To Face Him Next

Mexico’s Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (42-0, 28 KOs) is marching full steam ahead in his quest to capture a world title at the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds. On July 9th in Los Angeles, Ramirez picked up an impressive knockout victory over Sullivan Barrera. He used body shots to score several knockdowns for a stoppage win…

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Granados: Conor Benn Made a Mistake Picking Me, I’m No Samuel Vargas

Adrian Granados says he will “humble” Conor Benn when they collide for the WBA Continental Welterweight Title at the top of Fight Camp Week 1 in Brentwood, Essex on Saturday July 31, live worldwide on DAZN. ‘Tigre’, a 33-fight veteran who is no stranger to boxing’s biggest platforms, has gone the distance with former two-time…

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Wilder’s Coach Confident Delay Will Benefit His Fighter More Than Fury

Malik Soctt, the new head trainer for heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder, believes his fighter will receive the most benefit from the most recent delay to the trilogy fight with WBC world champion Tyson Fury. (photo by Ryan Hafey) Both Wilder and Fury have been inactive since February 2020. In that contest, Fury stopped Wilder in…

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Pacquiao: My Body is Rested, I Have Just as Much To Prove as Spence Does!

While the stock market continues to soar, the value on betting that eight-division champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will upset undefeated unified WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is plummeting.   Three weeks into his U.S. training camp with world-famous Freddie Roach at the Hollywood, California-based Wild Card Boxing Club, insider information seems to have leaked…

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Joseph Diaz Jr. Wants To Face Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, Open To Right Fight At 130

LOS ANGELES — Joseph Diaz Jr. recently secured the WBC interim lightweight title by scoring a unanimous decision win over Javier Fortuna.  It was an opportunity originally pegged for fellow Golden Boy stablemate Ryan Garcia, who was supposed to fight Fortuna but ultimately pulled out due to mental health issues. Diaz ended up seizing the…

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Benavidez: Plant Doesn’t Pose A Threat To Canelo, Has No Punching Power

David Benavidez thinks Caleb Plant’s tendency to fade late in fights and his lack of power will cost him in a potential fight against boxing kingpin Canelo Alvarez.  Plant and Alvarez are reportedly in the preliminary stages of hashing out a deal to fight in September, which would be for all four belts in the…

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Ramla Ali Outclassed By Maria Claudia Nechita, Eliminated From Tokyo Olympics

Ramla Ali made history by the time she stepped through the ropes to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.  Once the bell rang, however, the afternoon belonged to her opponent as Ali was eliminated from competition by Romania’s Maria Claudia Nechita. All five judged awarded the bout to Nechita, who never stopped pressing the action in…

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Troy Isley Shuts Down Vitali Bandarenka; U.S. Now 5-1 In Tokyo

Troy Isley joined fellow U.S. pros Keyshawn Davis and Duke Ragan in the winners circle. The 22-year-old advanced to the Round of 16 after edging Belarus’ Vitali Bandarenka in their opening round middleweight bout Monday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Isley prevailed by scores of 30-27 on all five cards to become the fifth…

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Galal Yafai Stops Koryan Soghomonyan In Three, Advances To Round Of 16 In Tokyo

Galal Yafai made the decision to remain the amateurs long enough to once again compete in the Olympics for Great Britain. So far, it has proven to be a wise decision following his dominant showing in the opening round of competition.  Yafai was credited with three knockdowns, the last of which was enough to force…

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Spence’s Coach: Pacquiao Still Got Those Intangibles That Make Him Great

Derrick James, trainer of WBC, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence, is expecting a tough outing when his student faces Manny Pacquiao on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Their contest will headline a Fox Sports Pay-Per-View event. Pacquiao, who is boxing’s only eight division world champion, is near the end of the…

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Featherweight Round of 16 – Live Results

Irma Testa (Italy) put her height and reach advantages to good use in a three-round unanimous decision win over Michaela Walsh (Ireland). Scores were 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28 in favor of Testa, who provided the featherweight bracket with its second significant upset Monday afternoon at Kokukigan Arena in Tokyo. Walsh entered the Olympics…

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Virginia Fuchs Reflects on Victory, Discusses Next Fight

USA Boxing team captain Virginia Fuchs of Houston defeated Svetlana Soluianova of Russia by 3-2 split decision in the first round of the women’s boxing flyweight division at the Tokyo Olympics.  “I’m just proud of myself and I’m glad the training I’ve done paid off,” Fuchs said. Fuchs, a southpaw, nullified Soluianova’s significant height and…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Middleweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

IN PROGRESS: Shahin Mousavi (Iran) vs. Yuito Moriwaki (Japan)  The middleweights make their way to the ring Monday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.  Nine bouts will take place, including the first appearance of USA’s Troy Isley who faces Belarus’ Vitali Banderanka in the division’s final bout of the day. STILL TO COME Francisco Verón…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Flyweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

UNDERWAY: Ryomei Tanaka (Japan) vs. Yoel Finol (Venezuela) Yuberjen Herney Martinez (Colombia) kicked off Day 3 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a three-round, unanimous decision win over Rajab Otukile Mahommed (Botswana) in their opening round flyweight bout Monday morning at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. All five judges awarded every round to Martinez, who won…

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Ekow Essuman Stops Chris Jenkins in Eighth For British, Commonwealth Titles

Ekow Essuman is the new British and Commonwealth welterweight champion after he stopped Chris Jenkins in the eighth round on the Joyce-Takam undercard at Wembley to put his name in among a talented bunch of unbeaten British fighters in the division.  For many years Essuman, 32, was one of a group of good fighters on…

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Johan Alvarez, Nephew of Canelo, Picks Up Second Win By Knockout

The young prospect from Guadalajara, Johan Alvarez, claimed his second professional victory on Friday night in Tijuana, Baja California, by impressively knocking out local boxer Owen Rodríguez. The nephew of four division world champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, did not allow himself to be intimidated because he was fighting in his opponent’s backyard, much less by…

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Eddie Hall Suffers Serious Injury, Thor Bjornsson Bout Postponed To 2022

Eddie Hall has suffered a serious injury during training, meaning his planned September showdown against strongman rival Thor Bjornsson has been put on temporary hold – but the rest of next month’s card will go ahead as planned. Hall suffered a detached bicep and has already undergone surgery for the injury. MTK Global are acting…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Lightweight Round of 32 – Full Results

As reported earlier, Keyshawn Davis provided USA with its first truly dominant win of the Tokyo Olympics, following a three-round shutout of Netherland’s Enrico La Cruz. The full recap can be found here: https://www.boxingscene.com/keyshawn-davis-dominates-enrico-la-cruz-advances-round-16-tokyo–159360 Luke McCormack (Great Britain) moves on to the second round of lightweight competition after edging Manish Kaushik (India). It was never…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Light Heavyweight Round of 32 – Full Results

Benjamin Whittaker provided Great Britain with another entry in the Round of 16 after outpointing two-time Olympic participant Jorge Luis Vivas (Colombia). Whittaker won by scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, while judge Radoslav Simon (Slovakia) had Vivas winning 29-28 on the dissenting card. Full recap can be found here: https://www.boxingscene.com/benjamin-whittaker-outboxes-jorge-luis-vivas-advances-light-heavyweight-round-16–159372 Imam Khataev kept…

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Warren On Joyce-Takam Stoppage: If You’re Not Throwing Shots Back, Ref Has No Alternative

Frank Warren doesn’t think Steve Gray had much choice Saturday night. Carlos Takam condemned the British referee for stopping his heavyweight fight against Joe Joyce too soon. Gray stepped in to halt the action 49 seconds into the sixth round, with a staggered Takam still standing at Wembley Arena in London. Warren, whose company promotes…

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Bunch: Even Bocachica’s Coach Said I Won; Don’t Know What The Judges Were Watching

Shinard Bunch cannot believe he didn’t leave the ring Friday night with what would’ve been the most important win of his career to date. A befuddled Bunch couldn’t understand how all three judges didn’t score him a unanimous winner over Janelson Bocachica in their 10-round welterweight fight. Bunch (15-1-1, 13 KOs, 1 NC), of Trenton,…

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Woodley: I Didn’t Get In This To Get A Quick Payday, This Is An Instream To Boxing For Me

Each of Jake Paul’s three opponents have yet to hear the final bell or subsequently appear in another pro fight. Tyron Woodley looks to buck the trend on every level when he faces the social media influencer and current cruiserweight contender later this summer. The former UFC welterweight champion has turned to boxing to further…

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Spence: Pacquiao’s Age Doesn’t Mean Nothing; I Expect Same Manny That Fought Thurman

Errol Spence Jr. isn’t focused at all on his 11-year age advantage over Manny Pacquiao. Spence expects the same Pacquiao that defeated Keith Thurman two years earlier to step into the ring August 21 for their welterweight title fight. The unbeaten IBF/WBC 147-pound champion doesn’t think the longest layoff of Pacquiao’s celebrated career or the…

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Isaiah Steen Hopes To Land Spot on Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Card

Super middleweight prospect Isaiah Steen remained unbeaten, registering a close unanimous decision victory over Kalvin Henderson on the 20th anniversary of ShoBox Friday night in front of a raucous Cornhusker crowd at the Heartland Events Center. Cleveland’s 24-year-old Steen (16-0, 12 KOs) won the main event by just two rounds on one scorecard, 96-94, and…

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Martino Jules Felt Knockdown Sealed The Deal in Win Over Avagyan

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – At the Heartland Events Center, Friday’s ShoBox televised opener featured a highly competitive fight in a battle of unbeatens with Martino Jules (11-0-2, 2 KOs) scoring a unanimous win over ShoBox veteran Aram Avagyan (10-1-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight affair. The judges scored the fight 77-74, 78-73 and 79-72 all…

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Flyweight Round of 32 Live Results – Mary Kom Advances

Mary Kom continues her incredible amateur career for at least one more fight.  The legendary 38-year-old from India also known as “Magnificent Mary” fended off a stiff challenge from Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez to take a split decision win Sunday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Hernandez won by 29-28 on the dissenting card, overruled…

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Ginny Fuchs Outlasts Svetlana Soluianova, Advances To Women’s Flyweight Round of 16

Ginny Fuchs fought like she was waiting four years for this moment. The 33-year-old southpaw from Houston effortlessly overcame height and reach disadvantages to outpoint Svetlana Soluianova (ROC) over three rounds Sunday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Fuchs won by scores 30-27 on three cards—offsetting matching cards of 29-28 for Soluianova—to earn her place…

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Benjamin Whittaker Outboxes Jorge Luis Vivas, Advances To Light Heavyweight Round of 16

For an aspiring music artist, Benjamin “B£NZO” Whittaker makes a hell of a fighter. The 6’3″ light heavyweight provided Great Britain with another entry in the Round of 16 after outpointing two-time Olympic participant Jorge Luis Vivas (Colombia). Whittaker won by scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, while judge Radoslav Simon (Slovakia) had Vivas…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Light Heavyweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

Benjamin Whittaker provided Great Britain with another entry in the Round of 16 after outpointing two-time Olympic participant Jorge Luis Vivas (Colombia). Whittaker won by scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, while judge Radoslav Simon (Slovakia) had Vivas winning 29-28 on the dissenting card. Whittaker was crisp with his punches in round one, putting…

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Keyshawn Davis Dominates Enrico La Cruz, Advances to Round of 16 In Tokyo

Keyshawn Davis reminded the boxing world of why he has been tabbed as the best shot at bringing home Gold for the U.S. Olympic boxing team. The 22-year old American advanced in the opening round of lightweight competition after soundly outpointing Netherland’s Enrico La Cruz over three rounds Sunday afternoon local time at Kokugikan Arena…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Lightweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

Luis Richarno Colin (Mauritius) outpointed Abdelhaq Nadir (Morocco) in a competitive Round of 32 lightweight bout. Colin won by scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27, while Nadir was awarded a 29-28 score on the card of judge Zhang Guo (China).  The bout was nip and tuck, if not particularly entertaining. Colin managed to jump out…

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Flyweight Round of 32 – Live Results

Mandy Bujold had to appeal her case to the highest sanctioning body in Canada in order to earn her second Olympic berth. The historic moment saw her fight on her 34th birthday, though the celebration dampened as she was eliminated from competition by Nina Radovanovic (ROC), Sunday morning at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Radovanovic won…

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Anthony Joshua Confident: Usyk is a Good Fighter – But I’m Better!

IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is very to make a statement when he faces mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk on September 25. The two boxers both captured gold in the 2012 Olympic games in London, with Joshua getting gold at super heavyweight and Usyk picking up the top medal at heavyweight. “When I…

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Fernando Vargas Jr, Amado Vargas Get Knockout Wins in Mexico

Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas, Jr. (4-0, 4 KOs) and brother Amado “El Malvado” Vargas (3-0, 2 KO), the sons of former two-time light middleweight world champion, Fernando Vargas, returned to action last night, Friday July 23, 2021, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.  The card titled, “Campeonata Nacional “Mosca” Cuentas Pendientes”, was presented by GRAND MEX-ENT,…

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Joe Joyce Fights Through Early Fire, Stops Carlos Takam in Sixth

SSE Arena, London – In heavyweight clash, Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs) took a step close to a world title shot with a sixth round stoppage of veteran contender Carlos Takam (39-6-1, 28 KOs). Joyce is the WBO’s top rated contender in the rankings. The current WBO rankings, Oleksandr Usyk, will challenge world…

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Hamzah Sheeraz Takes Out Ezequiel Gurria in Five Rounds

Fast-fisted and freakishly tall for a super welterweight, Hamzah Sheeraz has a glorious future according to some observers. The 22-year-old is now unbeaten in 13 fights after stopping Ezequiel Gurria, the former Spanish champion, in the fifth round at Wembley.  It was a professional, rather than sensational display. He remained at long range, not giving…

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Chris Bourke Decisions Beech: Adeleye, Frankham Pick Up Wins

Unbeaten super bantamweight Chris Bourke continued his progress through the ranks ad he thumped his way to a unanimous points decision over former British title challenger James Beech Jr on the Joe Joyce-Carlos Takam undercard at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Beech was game but Bourke stuck to counter-punching in the main and found enough openings…

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Michel Rivera Wasn’t Hurt By Knockdown Says it Shouldn’t Have Counted

Michel Rivera improved his record to 21-0 with his 8th round knockout victory over Jon Fernandez (21-2) on July 3rd. The fight took place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and was televised by Showtime.    The 23-year-old Rivera went down for the first time in his career in the 6th round.…

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Jake Paul: Tyron Woodley Is Perfect Person To Maybe Get Me To 3rd Round For First Time Ever

Jake Paul expects to go deeper in his next fight than he has any at point thus far in his young pro career. Though not by much. The brash YouTube star-turned-developing cruiserweight will enter his fourth sanctioned bout, once again taking on an opponent making their pro debut. The latest to step to Paul is…

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Warren: This Is Like A World Title Fight For Joe Joyce; Cannot Make Mistake Against Takam

Joe Joyce’s fight against Carlos Takam isn’t simply something to keep the big British heavyweight busy while he awaits his WBO title shot. Joyce’s promoter considers it a very risky endeavor for his undefeated contender because, despite Takam’s age, he could cost Joyce the biggest payday of the London native’s career. The 35-year-old Joyce must…

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Delante Johnson Edges Brian Arregui, Advances To Welterweight Round of 16

Delante ‘Tiger’ Johnson survived a hellacious scare to advance to the Sweet 16. The Cleveland-bred welterweight used a final round rally to outpoint Argentina’s Brian Arregui in their opening round battle Saturday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Johnson won by scores of 29-28 on three scorecards, with the same score landing in favor of…

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Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo-Castano, Pacquiao-Spence, Romero, More

The Daily Bread Mailbag returns with Stephen “Breadman” Edwards tackling topics such as the recent unification between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano, the upcoming clash between Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence, plenty of mythical matchups, the PED saga of Jean Pascal and more. Hey Breadman! You list the reasons why Spence will beat Pac: size,…

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Takam: I Have More Fans In UK Than Joe Joyce, I Feel Like He’s Fighting In My House

The last trip to the United Kingdom was a memorable one for Carlos Takam. A knockout win over Senad Gashi helped bring a two-fight losing streak to a halt, while also serving as the first of four consecutive victories that the 40-year-old heavyweight brings to the ring this weekend. It came in December 2018 at…

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Rigondeaux: Nobody is Talking About My Power, I Feel Like I Am Being Underestimated

For years, the knock on Guillermo Rigondeaux was that his fighting style didn’t make for TV-friendly fights. Even as he has fought more flat-footed in the twilight of his career, the two-time Olympic Gold medalist and lineal junior featherweight champion still feels like he’s not getting flowers. The latest entry to support his case comes…

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Joe Joyce: Takam Could Well Be My Toughest Opponent; He’s Really Gonna Test Me

Joe Joyce stopped at the name Carlos Takam when his handlers presented him with realistic options for his upcoming fight. Takam has five losses on his professional record, but the formidable Frenchman has a wealth of experience against top opponents. The unbeaten Joyce thinks Takam could even emerge as his toughest opponent to date Saturday…

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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Featherweight and Welterweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

Women’s featherweights and welterweights are featured in the Olympics for the first time ever. Tokyo 2020 also marked the first time that women’s boxing matches implement three rounds at three minutes—same as the men—as opposed to four two-minute rounds as was the case in 2012 and 2016.  WELTERWEIGHT Karolina Koszewska (Poland) became the oldest female…

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Arslanbek Makhmudov Demolishes Pavel Sour in One Round

Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) presented another card in Cuernavaca, Mexico. This event was presented by La Queen, Mise-o-Jeu and Videotron featured the return of heavyweight banger Arslanbek Makhmudov against veteran Czech slugger Pavel Sour. After a training camp in New York with his coach Marc Ramsay and training partners Joey Dawejko and Adam…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Featherweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

Ceiber David Avila (Colombia) has so far kept pace with his performance in Rio 2016, advancing to the second round of Tokyo 2020 following a three-round unanimous decision over Mohamad Alwadi (Jordan). Avila won by scores of 30-27 (4x) and 30-26. He will next face Everisto Mulenga (Zambia) in the Round of 16 on Wednesday,…

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s Welterweight Round of 32 – LIVE RESULTS

Aliaksandr Radzionau (Belarus) proved to be too much for Necat Ekinci (Turkey), prevailing by split decision in the Round of 32 competition at welterweight Saturday afternoon in Tokyo.  Ekinci—who suffered a cut in round two and lost one point in round three—won by scores of 29-27 on two scorecards, with Radizionau winning by the same…

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Duke Ragan Outlasts Samuel Kistohurry, Advances To Round Of 16 At Featherweight

After four pro fights, Duke Ragan returned to the amateurs for his toughest fight in more than a year but still found a way to prevail.  Cincinnati’s Ragan produced an historic win for the U.S. Olympic boxing team, outpointing France’s Samuel Kistohurry via split decision in the Round of 32 in the men’s featherweight division…

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Shinard Bunch-Janelson Bocachica Results In Controversial Split Draw

Shinard Bunch forced Janelson Bocachica to eat jabs, right hands and his words Friday night. Inexplicably, though, only one of the three judges scored their 10-round welterweight fight for Bunch, who clearly out-boxed Bocachica. Detroit’s Bocachica escaped with a split draw because judge Josef Mason scored the fight for him, 96-94, and judge Jeff Sinnett…

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Martino Jules Drops Aram Avagyan In Last Round, Wins Unanimous Decision In ‘ShoBox’ Opener

It initially seemed Friday night that Martino Jules’ lack of power would hurt his cause against Aram Avagyan. Jules eventually neutralized Avagyan’s pressure, though, dropped Avagyan in the final minute of their eight-round junior lightweight bout and won a unanimous decision at Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. The 24-year-old Jules (11-0, 2 KOs),…

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Dusty Hernandez, Demond Nicholson Return on September 4

World Class Professional boxing returns to the nation’s capital on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, as long-time friends and former opponents in the ring, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison along with long time Harrison advisor Mike Walters, are joining forces to promote “Beltway Battles: The Inauguration”. It is the first in a series of cards…

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Foster-Cunningham Off Due To Injury, Replaced By Ahmed vs. Khademi

Hall-Of-Fame Promoter Frank Warren’s Queensberry are bringing a stacked card, including three British title fights, to the Utlilita Arena, Birmingham on Saturday August 28, live on BT Sport. Anthony Cacace will defend against Lyon Woodstock, Akeem Ennis-Brown against Sam Maxwell. And Ijaz Ahmed and Kaisy Khademi will contest the vacant British super flyweight title. Ahmed…

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McGirt Impressed By New Student Callum Smith, Sees Him as Champ at 175

Veteran trainer Buddy McGirt is impressed with his newest student, former super middleweight champion Callum Smith. Smith lost his title, and his unbeaten record, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their super middleweight unification. The once-beaten boxer was handled by longtime trainer Joe Gallagher. McGirt was approached by…

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Lopez-Kambosos: Arum Has Plan In Place For ESPN To Air Fight If IBF Rules Triller Defaulted

Teofimo Lopez’s promoter has a contingency plan in place in the event Triller Fight Club doesn’t move forward with promoting and televising the Lopez-George Kambosos fight on pay-per-view. Bob Arum informed BoxingScene.com that Top Rank has reserved an undisclosed date in September for ESPN to televise the Lopez-Kambosos bout if the IBF rules that Triller…

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Casimero To Rigondeaux: I Want A Fight; You Always Run & All The Fans Are Asleep

John Riel Casimero implored Guillermo Rigondeaux to “fight” him August 14. The trash-talking Filipino ripped Rigondeaux for running in previous fights during a virtual press conference Wednesday to promote their bantamweight championship match next month. Casimero commended the Cuban southpaw for again taking the fight from which Nonito Donaire withdrew, but he also joked that…

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Photos: Joe Joyce, Carlos Takam – Ready For Battle at SSE Arena

JOE JOYCE will risk his lofty world rankings and guaranteed future Heavyweight Title shot when he goes to battle with Carlos Takam at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday July 24 live on BT. This big event will be presented by Frank Warren’s Queensberry in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Destructive Joyce (12-0, 11…

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Bocachica: I Don’t Know Why Bunch Picked Me; He Seen What I Did To His Friend

Janelson Bocachica was surprised Shinard Bunch wanted to fight him after Bocachica beat Mark Reyes. Bunch and Reyes are friends who train at the same gym. Bocachica believes revenge is on Bunch’s mind entering their 10-round welterweight fight Friday night, though that’s a mistake Bocachica claims Bunch will regret. Detroit’s Bocachica (17-0, 11 KOs) and…

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Joe Joyce Comes In Heavier For Carlos Takam Fight Than He Was For Daniel Dubois Bout

Joe Joyce was five pounds heavier Friday for his fight against Carlos Takam than he was the day before he defeated Daniel Dubois. The 6-feet-6 Joyce stepped on the British Boxing Board of Control’s scale at 263¾ pounds for their 12-round main event Saturday night at Wembley Arena in London. The 2016 Olympic silver medalist…

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Keith Thurman Backs Spence To Beat Pacquiao, Says Manny is Real Warrior

LOS ANGELES — The 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao was last in the ring in July 2019 in a fight against Keith Thurman, doing just enough to sneak by with a split decision win despite being outpunched 210 to 195, per CompuBox.  Thurman even landed 79 more power punches, but it was Pacquiao’s singular punch in the…

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Frank Warren: Joe Joyce is on The Cusp of Something Big

Joe Joyce should treat Saturday’s fight against Carlos Takam like a world title fights, says promoter Frank Warren.  The unbeaten heavyweight faces former world title challenger Takam at the SSE Arena, Wembley, having been told he will be installed at the WBO’s No 1 contender after Anthony Joshua faces Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.  “We…

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RayJay Bermudez Looks To Impress in Upcoming Return

Super lightweight champion RayJay “The Destroyer” Bermudez (12-0, 9 KOs) will headline “Fight Night on the Charles at Mosley’s,” presented by Vertex Promotions, in Massachusetts’ first professional boxing match event in 1 ½ years, at Mosley’s On The Charles in Dedham, Massachusetts. The 23-year-old Bermudez, fighting out of Albany (NY), faces Bergman “The Snake” Aguillar…

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Rampage Jackson: Shannon Briggs Has One Foot in a Nursing Home, Should Not Be Calling Me Out!

MMA legend Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has issued a firm warning to Shannon Briggs. The two athletes have been involved in a war of words in recent weeks. Briggs, a former WBO heavyweight champion, wants to fight Jackson in a boxing match and has even mentioned the idea of facing him under MMA rules. The 43-year-old…

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Kownacki: Postponement Of Helenius Rematch Sucks; Can’t Wait For Nightmare To Be Over

Adam Kownacki couldn’t believe it. The heavyweight contender had barely one week left to complete training camp for his long-awaited shot at redemption. Kownacki’s rematch with Robert Helenius had already been pushed back by several months, but their July 24 fight on the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder undercard was just two weeks away. When he learned…

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