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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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Invicta FC moves to pay-per-view with bantamweight, strawweight titles up for grabs in August

Invicta FC is moving to pay-per-view. The women’s MMA promotion will promote Invicta FC 44: A New Era on Aug. 27 on traditional pay-per-view platforms including cable and satellite as well as through FITE TV online for $19.99 in the United States, $14.99 in Canada and $9.99 for the rest of the world. The event…

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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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Morning Report: Conor McGregor makes ugly remarks regarding his loss at UFC 264 in since-deleted Tweets

Conor McGregor is not handling his most recent loss very well. Earlier this month at UFC 264, McGregor faced Dustin Poirier in the first trilogy fight of his career and things could hardly have gone any worse. After a failed guillotine attempt that led to him getting dominated for most of the first round, with…

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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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The Rock Provides Latest Update on His Possible WWE Return

Reports of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returning to WWE once again popped up last week, with “The People’s Champ” reportedly making some sort of appearance at Survivor Series this November, celebrating the 25th anniversary of his WWF debut. But, while promoting the upcoming release of his new film Jungle Cruise with Entertainment Tonight, Johnson was…

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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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Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus scratched from UFC Vegas 33

UFC Vegas 33 has lost its expected co-main event after Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus was cancelled. A person with knowledge of the cancellation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting after an initial report from TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. Abdurakhimov was forced to withdraw from the card for undisclosed reasons. UFC Vegas 33, which takes place…

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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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NXT Champion Karrion Kross Redeems Himself on WWE Raw, Submits Keith Lee

After losing in just two minutes in his Monday Night Raw debut last week against Jeff Hardy, NXT Champion Karrion Kross redeemed himself on this week’s Raw by beating Keith Lee via submission. In a rematch from their NXT TakeOver XXX title bout, Kross managed to counter Lee’s attempt at a Spirit Bomb, nailed him…

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Pam Sorenson debut vs. Roberta Samad, Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sabah Homasi added to Bellator 264

Former Invicta FC champion Pam Sorenson has her first Bellator booking. Officials told MMA Fighting that Sorenson (8-3) will fight recent PFL competitor Roberta Samad (5-1) in a featherweight bout at Bellator 264 on Aug. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. This will be Sorenson’s debut after vacating the Invicta FC featherweight title…

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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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WWE SummerSlam Card Gets a Triple Threat Championship Match

This week’s WWE Monday Night Raw opened with newly-crowned Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. celebrating her Money in the Bank cash-in from a week prior. One-by-one Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley came out to make their argument about why they should get the next shot at A.S.H. at SummerSlam next month, prompting Sonya Deville and…

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Sam Alvey vs. Roman Kopylov co-main event scrapped from UFC Vegas 33 card on Saturday

The UFC Vegas 33 card has lost the co-main event scheduled for Saturday. A middleweight between Sam Alvey and Roman Kopylov has been scrapped from the fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday after Alvey first revealed the information on his TikTok page. According…

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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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Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 targeted for Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden

A welterweight title rematch between champ Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will headline the UFC’s November pay-per-view event with New York City’s Madison Square Garden as a candidate to host. Multiple people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fighters have agreed to the bout with contracts expected to be finalized.…

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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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How Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel Helped Nikki A.S.H. Pitch Her New WWE Persona

New Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. (Almost a Super Hero) has gone into detail in a number of interviews about how she created and pitched her new persona to WWE management. But in an appearance on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character Podcast on Monday, Nikki revealed the role current superhero films played in her idea.…

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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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WWE Removes Controversial Line From Roman Reigns’ Latest WWE SmackDown Promo

Roman Reigns appeared at the end of last week’s Friday Night SmackDown to finally respond to John Cena’s challenge for a WWE Universal Championship match at SummerSlam. “The Tribal Chief” openly mocked Cena, calling him out for attacking Reigns with the same insults he’s used in promos before (even in their 2017 feud leading up…

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Urijah Faber: ‘I know a lot more stuff than most people do’ about T.J. Dillashaw’s ‘cheating’

Urijah Faber was certainly a fan of the UFC Vegas 32 headliner between T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen, but there’s certainly no love lost between Faber and Dillashaw. Dillashaw defeated Sandhagen via split decision in Saturday’s five-round bantamweight headliner in a clear “Fight of the Year” contender. Faber, a former teammate of Dillashaw at Team…

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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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Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant earns BKFC 19 ‘Fight of the Night’

Rachael Ostovich not only earned her first promotional win at BKFC 19, but her first performance accolade as well. Ostovich earned a unanimous decision victory over Paige VanZant in the main event of Friday night’s bare-knuckle showcase in Tampa, Fla. On Monday, BKFC announced that the flyweight matchup earned the award for the event’s “Fight…

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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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Rafael Cordeiro: Beneil Dariush should be backup for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier

Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro wants to see his lightweight protege Beneil Dariush competing for UFC gold next. Undefeated in over three years, Dariush sought to face Charles Oliveira in the cage after the cancellation of their 2020 bout. He then picked up wins over Diego Ferreira and Tony Ferguson in 2021 to boost his…

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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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WWE & Blumhouse Announce Limited Series About Vince McMahon and WWE’s Steroid Trial

WWE and Blumhouse television officially announced the production of a new limited series, The United States of America vs. Vince McMahon, which is set to retell the events surrounding the 1993-94 United States District Court criminal between the Eastern District of New York and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Also known as “The Steroid,” the case…

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Video: Hector Lombard confronts ‘clown’ Tyron Woodley at BKFC 19, accuses Woodley of bro code violation

Hector Lombard had some things to say to Tyron Woodley Friday night in Tampa. Lombard, a current BKFC champion, and Woodley had a discussion at the Florida State Fairgrounds during the BKFC 19 card where things looked to be boiling over, but never getting to a physical altercation. Check out the video of the verbal…

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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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Stipe Miocic angry he’s not getting automatic rematch with Francis Ngannou, teases interest in ONE Championship

Stipe Miocic believes he should be fighting Francis Ngannou next and he’s not happy about waiting for a trilogy with the series tied between them at one win a piece. The former UFC heavyweight champion expressed his frustrations in an Instagram post made by ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong asking about who he should sign…

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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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Robbery Review: Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32

Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often steeped in bias. With Robbery Review, we’ll take a look back at controversial fights and determine whether the judges were rightly criticized for their decision or if pundits need to…

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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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Morning Report: Jake Paul claims he’s in talks with Conor McGregor’s team for ‘Money Fight’

Next month, Jake Paul will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a professional boxing match. The upstart celebrity boxer has recorded three KOs in his first three bouts, including knocking out former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren his last time out, and in Woodley, Paul faces his biggest challenge to…

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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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Matt Cardona Shows Off Insane Injury From His GCW Championship Deathmatch With Nick Gage

Matt Cardona (who formerly worked with the WWE under the in-ring name Zack Ryder) showed off his insane injury following his bloody GCW Championship Deathmatch with Nick Gage. Cardona has been tearing his way through several different promotions since his release from the WWE, and one of the most notable has been his run in…

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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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UFC Vegas 33 fight card

The UFC Vegas 33 fight card will be headlined by a middleweight clash between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland. Hall (17-9) and Strickland (23-3) have both won four fights in a row. Strickland defeated Krzysztof Jotko via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 25 this past May in his most recent outing, while Hall defeated Chris…

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Eddie Guerrero Starts Trending as WWE Fans, Legends Shout Down Negative Tweet

WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero started trending on Sunday as fans and wrestlers alike rallied around the former WWE Champion and shouted down a negative comment about his legacy. The whole thing started when Instinct Culture’s Denise Salcedo posed a question for wrestling fans — “which wrestling hill are you willing to die on?”…

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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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AEW Champion Confirms Injury

This week’s edition of AEW Dynamite, dubbed AEW Fyter Fest Night 2, saw Dr. Britt Baker successfully retain her AEW Women’s World Championship against former champ Nyla Rose. Unfortunately Baker didn’t leave the match unscathed, as she confirmed in a Twitter post on Friday. Baker posed for a photo alongside former UFC fighter Paige VanZant…

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Taylor Starling reacts to 28-second knockout win at BKFC 19, eyes title opportunity

TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Taylor Starling speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck moments after her 28-second TKO win over Cassie Robb on Friday night to discuss the follow up to her wild fight at KnuckleMania, her aggressiveness in the fight, not wanting to call anybody out, wanting to be a champion, and more.

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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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Jungle Cruise: Emily Blunt Attempts Her Best ‘80s Wrestling Promo Impression Alongside The Rock

The long-awaited Jungle Cruise had its big premiere at Disneyland last night with Dwyane Johnson AKA The Rock and Emily Blunt in attendance. The two stars clearly have love for each other and seemed to have a lot of fun together on their press tour. We’ve seen a lot of cute interviews featuring everything from…

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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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Video: Britain Hart open to ‘easy fight’ with Pearl Gonzalez after BKFC 19 win

TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Britain Hart speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck following her finish of Jenny Savage at Friday night’s event and discussed her performance, her thoughts on the main event between Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant, why she believes she’s the sport’s breakout fighter of the year, Pearl Gonzalez, and more.

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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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Matt Cardona Getting Pelted by Garbage at GCW Homecoming Draws Comparisons to Hulk Hogan’s Heel Turn

Matt Cardona has been playing a likable babyface in almost every promotion he’s been in since his WWE release. But there’s one massive exception — his run in Game Changer Wrestling and his rivalry with Nick Gage. The two had their long-awaited deathmatch for the GCW World Championship at the GCW Homecoming event on Saturday…

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The Weekly Grind: Ben Askren hosts celebrity disc golf pro-am tournament, Julian Marquez takes part

What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove that even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of The Weekly Grind.

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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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Miranda Maverick congratulates Maycee Barber on UFC Vegas 32 win: ‘We’ll meet again soon’

Miranda Maverick did everything she could to earn victory against Maycee Barber at UFC Vegas 32. During the contest, fans saw the flyweights batter each other for 15 minutes inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. But while pundits thought Maverick had done enough to earn the decision on the judges’ scorecards, it was Barber…

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Cody Garbrandt disagrees with T.J. Dillashaw win at UFC Vegas 32: ‘Feel for Cory’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt saw the UFC Vegas 32 headliner for Cory Sandhagen – not his former teammate and longtime rival T.J. Dillashaw. Garbrandt indicated he wasn’t biased by his own personal feelings about Dillashaw, who took home a split decision on Saturday night with two 48-47 scorecards to Sandhagen’s single 48-47 score.…

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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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Maycee Barber doesn’t see any controversy in win over Miranda Maverick: ‘I won that fight and I got my hand raised’

Maycee Barber believes she did more than enough to earn a victory over Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday night, and she’s not concerned about anybody’s opinion otherwise. Coming into the event after two straight losses, the 23-year-old prospect certainly didn’t want to taste defeat for a third time in a row. But…

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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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Cory Sandhagen reacts to split decision loss to T.J. Dillashaw: ‘It sucks … but like I said, I don’t want to be a little whiny baby’

Cory Sandhagen believes without a doubt that he should have won his fight against T.J. Dillashaw in the UFC Vegas 32 main event but in the end the judges disagreed. When the final scores were tallied, two judges gave Dillashaw the fight with 48-47 scores while the third official had the same 48-47 card for…

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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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TJ Dillashaw reveals multiple injuries ahead of UFC Vegas 32 win, declares ‘I want my belt back’

After suffering through a litany of injuries in training camp and during his UFC Vegas 32 fight with Cory Sandhagen, T.J. Dillashaw has only one thing on his mind for the future. “I want my belt back,” Dillashaw told reporters after outpointing Sandhagen via split call on Saturday night. “It’s my belt. I want it…

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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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