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Verdejo scores 3rd round stoppage

The main event saw former Olympian and current Puerto Rican press sensation, Félix “El Diamante” Verdejo, 134.8 of San Juan, P.R. fight a seasoned but limited Sergio “El Cuate” Villanueva, 133.2. It was quickly evident who the fan favorite was as the Puerto Rican prospect drew cheers from the crowd as soon as he walked into the ring. The first ... Read More »

Deja Vu All Over Again; Salido stops Lopez for a second time


San Juan, P.R.- The main event started to a standing crowd in an almost full house. Fans knew they were about to see a war and were cheering López with as much enthusiasm as they booed Salido. Both fighters looked primed and in great shape for the fight. As soon as the bell rang for the first round silence dominated ... Read More »

Not an Easy First Step

San Juan, P.R. – Juan Manuel López (31-1 y 28 KO’s) has a long road ahead of him. His loss to Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) for the WBO Featherweight Title will be a blemish hard, if even possible, to overcome on a possible road to true boxing stardom. Unlike many of his Puerto Rican predecessors, JuanMa’s first loss ... Read More »

López and Márquez should light it up while it lasts

This Saturday, Las Vegas, Nevada will be host to yet another installment in the long line of Puerto Rican versus Mexican fights. For long, the two countries have battled it out in the lower weight classes and the rivalry has given us plenty of classic and exciting fights. True, there have been some duds in the process (everyone would have ... Read More »

Segura shocks fans and stops Calderón!

Guaynabo, P.R.- After presenting former champions in attendance Wilfredo Gómez, Alfredo Escalera, Félix Trinidad and Wilfredo Vázquez along with current champion Juan Manuel López, the stars of the main event made their way to the ring. As expected Segura started off aggressively seeking Calderón who managed to slip and block many of the oncoming shots while landing jabs and straight ... Read More »

Calderón and Segura make weight for “Unification” in Puerto Rico

Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón faces tomorrow one of the toughest challenges of his career when he faces hard punching Mexican, Giovanni “The Aztec Warrior” Segura. Calderón (34-0-1, 6KO’s) has faced the likes of Hugo Cázares, Roberto Leyva, Nelson Dieppa and Rodel Mayol, all fighters with heavy hands, but Segura (24-1, 20KO’s) may turn out to be a little more complicated ... Read More »

Román “Rocky” Martínez looking to knock out Ricky Burns

Dorado, P.R.- WBO Super Featherweight Champion Román “Rocky” Martínez weighed 135lbs. yesterday at the 30 day weigh in for his upcoming title defense in Glasgow, Scotland against local Ricky Burns. The Puerto Rican brawler was an impressive fourteen and a half pounds under the 149.5lbs limit weight for this stage. Half an hour before midday, Martínez (24-0-1, 15KO’s) was doing ... Read More »

Lopez retains title with wild 2nd round stoppage over Concepcion

San Juan, P.R.- The main event of the evening featured unbeaten Puerto Rican star Juan Manuel “JuanMa” López against Filipino promise Bernabe “The Real Deal” Concepción for Lopez’s WBO featherweight title. Both fighters wore pink and white showing their support for breast cancer research. The fight got off to a fast start when JuanMa hurt Concepción with the first left ... Read More »

López, Concepción, Donaire and Marquez make weight.

Carolina, P.R.- Fighters for this Saturday’s “The Challenge” weighed in today at the Verdanza hotel in Isla Verde, Carolina. The event is a co-promotion between Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions and the brothers Rivera PR Best Boxing Promotions to be televised by SHOWTIME®. Mr. Arum himself was there for the event as was Lee Samuels. Fighters from Puerto Rico, the ... Read More »

López, Concepción, Donaire & more…

Carolina, P.R.- Fighters, managers and trainers for this Saturday’s upcoming fight card spoke with at today’s press conference. The show will feature Puerto Rican Juan Manuel López against Filipino Bernabé Concepción and Vic Darchinyan conqueror Nonito Donaire aginst Mexican Hernán Marquez as the co-features. Nonito “Flash” Donaire (23-1-0, 15KO’s) stated that he felt good, strong and ready for his ... Read More »

Vazquez Jr. wins WBO 122 lbs with stoppage over Sonsona

Bayamón, P.R. – History was to be made when “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines fought Bayamón’s own Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr. for the WBO super bantamweight title. Sonsona was aiming to be the youngest two division champion from the Philippines while Vázquez Jr. was aiming to become part of the first father and son duo from Puerto Rico to ... Read More »

Weights from Puerto Rico–Saturday on

WBO Super bantamweight title MARVIN SONSONA – 121.4 lbs. VS. WILFREDO VÁZQUEZ JR – 122 lbs. General Santos City, Filipinas (14-0-1, 12KOs) Bayamón, Puerto Rico (17-0-1, 14KOs) TRUNKS: TRUNKS: CORNER: CORNER: WBO Latino super bantamweight title JOSÉ ÁNGEL BERANZA – 121.4 lbs. VS. JONATHAN OQUENDO – 122 lbs. Ciudad México, México (32-16-2, 25KOs) Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (17-2, 11KOs) TRUNKS: ... Read More »

Making History for Puerto Rican and Filipino Boxing

“Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1 12KO’s) and Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez Jr. (17-0-1 14KO’s) will be looking to make history and add to the brewing rivalry between Puerto Rico and the Phillipines come Saturday night. The two undefeated boxers will square off for the WBO super bantamweight title at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón Puerto Rico. Sonsona is, along with Ben ... Read More »

Puerto Rican prospect Max Rivera passes away

San Juan, P.R.- has just heard the tragic news that Puerto Rican prospect Max Rivera (8-2 4KO’s) has passed away after he couldn’t recover from injuries suffered in a car accident. Max was a fighter’s fighter. His two losses came in brutal affairs in which he proved he was willing to give it all inside the ring. Our thoughts ... Read More »

Cintrón and Oquendo score stoppage wins in Puerto Rico

San Juan, P.R.- Former welterweight belt holder Kermit “The Killer” Cintrón (32-2-1 28KO’s) of Reading, Pennsylvania forced Brazilian Juliano Ramos (15-3 12KO’s) fighting out of Vero Beach, Florida to remain on his stool after the fourth round. The bout was set at a catch weight of 150lbs. and scheduled for ten rounds. In the first two rounds, Cintrón kept the ... Read More »

Weights for Broadway Boxing Series in San Juan

10 Rounds JULIANO RAMOS – 150 lbs VS. KERMIT CINTRÓN – 150 lbs Vero Beach, Florida (15-2, 12KO’s) Reading, Pennsylvania (31-2-1, 27KOs) 8 Rounds JUAN JOSÉ BELTRÁN – 123 lbs VS. JONATHAN OQUENDO – 124 lbs Los Mochis, SI, México (19-14-3, 11KO’s) Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (16-2, 10KOs’) 8 Rounds JAVIER GARCÍA – 137.4 lbs VS. JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ – 138 ... Read More »

Cintrón, Santos go at it!

San Juan, P.R.- Yesterday’s press conference at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum almost ended in a fight when WBA Junior Middleweight belt holder Daniel Santos had some words for Kermit “The Killer” Cintrón. Cintrón (31-2-1 27KO’s) is set to fight Saturday night against Brazilian Juliano Ramos (15-2 12 KO’s). After the card’s promoters and boxers finished talking and were ready to ... Read More »

Eleven Bouts set for Broadway Boxing Series in San Juan

Eleven bouts are programmed for the event co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and PR Best Boxing Promotions set to take place this Saturday at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The main event will feature former welterweight belt holder Kermit “The Killer” Cintrón (31-2-1 27 KO’s) against Brazilian Juliano Ramos (15-2 12 KO’s) at the weltwerweight limit to ... Read More »

Cintrón and Quintana to fight in Puerto Rico

San Juan, P.R.- Former welterweight title holders Kermit “The Killer” Cintrón (31-2 27KO’s) and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana (26-2 20KO’s) were present at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum for the first press conference prior to their upcoming bouts on the 24th of October. Cintrón will face off against Brazilian Juliáno Rámos (15-2 12KO’s) at a maximum weight of 150lbs while Quintana ... Read More »

Calderon retains belt with technical decision over Mayol

San Juan, P.R.-Puerto Rican superstar Iván Calderón and Filipino Rodel Mayol started off their Jr. Flyweight title bout at a fast pace in round one but not much was landed as Calderón avoided most of his opponent’s punches and landed just enough to get an edge. Mayol kept the first half of the second round close but was missing constantly, ... Read More »

FIREPOWER Press Conference from Caguas, P.R.

Caguas, P.R. – A large crowd of Boxing fans showed up today at the Caguas “Centro de Bellas Artes” to get a glimpse of two of today’s most exciting fighters. The public was treated to a promotional reel of Miguel Cotto’s and Manny Pacquiao’s previous victories before the participants of “Fire Power” made their entrance rising from under the stage ... Read More »


San Juan, P.R.- All headliners for tomorrow’s “Undefeated Champions” made their required weights on their first tries and local fighters raised cheers from the crowd watching them. Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón has to ward off Rodel Mayol after the Filipino took the second o from Calderon’s record last June. The draw was the first non-victory in Calderón’s thirty three fight, ... Read More »

Iron Boy and Rocky Make Seven Day Weigh-in

Guaynabo, P.R.- Undefeated Puerto Rican champions Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón and Román “Rocky” Martínez easily dealt with the seven day weigh-in for their respective September 12th matches. Calderón, WBO Flyweight champion and Martínez, WBO Jr. Lightweight champion, will headline “Undefeated Champions” at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Iván weighed in at a slim 109lbs. of ... Read More »

Undefeated Champions set to defend

San Juan, P.R.-Undefeated titlists Juan Manuel López and Yuriorkis Gamboa were present yesterday to promote their respective October 10 bouts at the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York City. The card will also feature undefeated Cuban heavyweight Odlanier Solis and also undefeated super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan. Jaunma López (26-0, 24KO’s) will defend his WBO Jr. Featherweight title against tough ... Read More »

Daniel Jimenez stops Marcos Jimenez in twelve in Puerto Rico

San Juan, P.R.-It was a packed house at the Pedrín Zorrila Coliseum where Daniel Jiménez scored a spectacular twelfth round knockout of Marcos Jiménez. The crowd was treated to twelve rounds of great back and forth action and got their money’s worth through out the night. The main event of the evening pitted fellow Dominicans Daniel “Azuquita” Jiménez (19-3-1 11KO’s) ... Read More »

Weighs for tomorrow’s San Juan Boxing Nights

San Juan, P.R.- Dominican civil war will be waged tomorrow night when Daniel “Azuquita” Jiménez (129.6 lbs) faces off against fellow Dominican Marcos “El Tigre” Jiménez (128 lb) for the vacant WBA Fedecentro super featherweight title. Azuquita (18-3-1 10KO’s) rebounded with a decision win against Shamir Reyes after suffering consecutive losses against now WBO super featherweight champion Román “Rocky” Martínez ... Read More »

Calderón and Martínez 30 day weigh-in

Guaynabo, P.R.- Ring Magazine Jr. Flyweight Champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderón and WBO Super Featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martínez (138lbs of 149.5) were at hand today for their first weigh in prior to their upcoming defenses. Calderón (118lbs of 124.2 with clothes on) is set to take once again on Filipino Rodel “Matang Mandaue” Mayol with whom he fought to ... Read More »

López to defend against Sonsona September 4

WBO Super Flyweight champion José “Carita” López (38-7-2, 32KO’s) is set to make the first defense of his recently acquired belt against “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (13-0, 12KO’s) of the Philippines. The Puerto Rican veteran and the Filipino prospect are set to meet September the 4th at the Rama Casino in Ontario, Canada. For the challenger, it will mark the first ... Read More »

López vs. Lontchi Press Conference Report

Guaynabo, P.R.- The protagonists of the upcoming “Latin Fury 9” card in Atlantic City weighed in yesterday at the fight’s first press conference and 30 day weigh in. WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” López (25-0, 23 KO’s) and Oliver Lontchi (18-0-2, 8 KO’s) had to make a 140.3 pound limit for their clash which is set for the ... Read More »

“Iron Boy” holds open workout

Guaynabo, P.R.- Ring Magazine Light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderón, (32-0, 6KO’s) had an open workout for the media and the general public in preparation for his upcoming defense against WBO #4 rated Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol (25-3, 19KO’s) of the Philippines. The bout is set to take place in the undercard of the Cotto/Clottey championship battle the 16th ... Read More »