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Benavidez goes back to work, hopes for a shot at Jessie Vargas

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Phoenix junior welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr., who won the WBC’s interim junior-welterweight title in a controversial decision over Mauricio Herrera on Dec. 13, plans to resume training on Monday. His trainer and father, Jose Benavidez Sr., said he hopes his son’s next fight is in the spring. However, Top Rank, his promoter, has yet to decide on an opponent or ... Read More »

Vazquez stops Rios after 4 in New York

Rafael Vazquez scored a 4th round stoppage over Joseph Rios in a scheduled 8-round Super Bantamweight bout at BB Kings in New York. Vazquez dropped Rios twice in round two from left hooks. Vazquez dropped Rios again in round four. The fight was halted after the 4th. Vazquez, 122 lbs of Brooklyn is 13-1 with 11 knockouts. Rios, 120 1/4 ... Read More »

Pacquiao – Mayweather have private meeting

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather held a private meeting inside of Pacquiao’s hotel suite on Tuesday night in Miami. They met inside Pacquiao’s hotel suite and “it was very pleasant and very encouraging, and we give Floyd credit for coming over,” Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz, who was present at the meeting, told ESPN.com on ... Read More »

Retired: Juarez loses to Castellanos and calls it a career

SAN ANTONIO – Rocky Juarez spent his career being an honest prizefighter who never quite found within himself a transcendent performance when the occasion demanded one. Monday’s match was no exception, and Juarez’s retirement, announced immediately afterwards, was no surprise. Fighting in the main event of a good card at Cowboys Dancehall, Houston’s Juarez (30-11-1, 21 KOs) dropped a lopsided ... Read More »

Kell Brook to defend Welterweight title against Dan

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Kell Brook will make the 1st defense of the IBF Welterweight title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan on March 28 in Sheffield, England, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The 28-year-old Brook was supposed to make his first title defense late last year — the opponent had not been announced — but he suffered a stab wound in his ... Read More »

Matthysse signs extension with Golden Boy

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Former Super Lightweight titlist Lucas Matthysse has signed a contract extension with Golden Boy Promotions according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Lucas Matthysse is extremely happy with Golden Boy Promotions, and he wants to retire with us,” De La Hoya said. “I’m extremely happy that he’s a loyal fighter and person who understands the value of having a promoter on ... Read More »

Haymon reveals deal with Spike TV

Powerful adviser Al Haymon announced his plans for a Friday night series on Spike TV according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The first card will take place March 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, and be headlined by former welterweight titleholder Andre Berto (29-3, 22 KOs) against Josesito Lopez (33-6, 19 KOs). Former welterweight titleholder ... Read More »

Chavez looking for Fonfara fight in April

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is looking to fight Andrzej Fonfara in April despite Top Rank claiming to have an exisiting contract. “We were offered the fight and we took the fight. Both sides agreed to fight, but I can’t tell you the place, I can’t tell you the weight, I can’t tell you the ... Read More »

Perez outlasts Acosta in a slugfest

Michael Perez had to hold on for a 10-round unanimous decision over former Lightweight belt holder Miguel Acosta in an action packed slugfest in a Welterweight bout. Perez started to bleed from the right eye in round four. Perez came back to rock Acosta in round five with a big left hook that cut him over the right eye. The ... Read More »

Jermain Taylor injures ribs and is arrested again; Mora fight off

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IBF Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor injured his ribs and was arrested again on Monday thus postponing his February 6 title defense with Sergio Mora, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com A woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion ... Read More »

Klitschko – Jennings set for April 25 in MSG

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, unified Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his belts against undefeated oPhiladelphian Bryant Jennings on April 25 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “I have all of the attributes naturally to be a champion that you can’t teach — heart and will,” Jennings told ESPN.com. “I’m psyched up. This is the level where I’m ... Read More »

Wilder scores a surprising decision for a heavyweight belt

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LAS VEGAS – A lot was promised. Return to Glory, the ads said. The glory will have to wait. But there was a return of sorts. An American-born fighter has regained a version of the heavyweight title. Deontay Wilder did it Saturday night with a unanimous decision, taking the World Boxing Council’s belt from a plodding Bermane Stiverne Saturday night ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Virgil Hill to fight again

Hall of Fame Light Heavyweight / cruiserweight Virgil Hill will come out of retirement to fight Rager Cantrell on February 28 in Bismarck, North Dakota according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “The fight is about North Dakota. It’s going to be my last fight. I can’t think of any other way for me to express to the people of North ... Read More »

Abril to defend Lightweight title against Matthews

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, WBA Lightweight champion Richar Abril will defend against Englishman Derry Matthews on March 6 in Liverpool, England. “Derry started his pro career with me and rejoined me in 2013, and I promised him then that I’d get him a world title shot and I’m delighted to now deliver his dream of fighting for a ... Read More »

EARLY RESULTS FROM VERONA, NY

Brandon Adams made quick work of Lekan Byfield by scoring a 2nd round stoppage in the scheduled 8-round Middleweight bout. In round one Adams dropped Byfield with a hard right hand. Adams looks sharp as he continued to hurt Byfield and sent him to the canvas two more times in the 2nd frame and the fight was stopped at 1:58 ... Read More »

NBC and Haymon announce new boxing series

NBC and Haymon Boxing announced a new fight series on Wednesday according to Dan Rafael of espn.com The series, titled “Premier Boxing Champions” — “PBC on NBC” as executives are calling it — will include five cards on NBC on Saturday nights, six on NBC on Saturday afternoons and the remaining nine in prime time on NBC Sports Network. [+] ... Read More »

Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather bout

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the long awaited much anticipated mega battle between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could be closer to happening as reportedly Pacquiao agreed to all terms of a proposed contract. Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a May 2 bout, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Tuesday ... Read More »

Ortiz suspended; Kayode fight ruled no-contest

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Interim WBA Heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz was suspended for 8-months and fined $8.000 for failing a post fight drug test following his September 11 first round stoppage over Lateef Kayode in Las Vegas. In addition, Ortiz, a Cuban defector living in Miami, will be required to perform 15 hours of community service aimed toward ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua has back injury; fight with Johnson off

Undefeated Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua was diganosed with a stress fracture in his back which will postpone his January 31 bout with former world title challenger Kevin Johnson, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “I trained so hard over Christmas and the press conference with Johnson was so lively that I was really looking forward to putting in a great ... Read More »

Hoover replaces Lathan as chairman of NYSAC

Thomas Hoover has replaced Melvina Lathan as chairperson of the New York State Athletic Commission, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Hoover, who will turn 74 later this month, is a former professional basketball player, having played in the NBA for the New York Knicks and the St. Louis Hawks from 1963 to 1967 as well as for the Denver ... Read More »

Golden Boy settles with Scahefer

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Golden Boy Promotions settled their lawsuit with former CEO Richard Schaefer. As part of the settlement, Schaefer, whom Golden Boy claimed was still under an employment contract through March 2018, will be barred from promoting for an unspecified length of time, according to one of the sources. It is between one and two years, ... Read More »

Johnson stops Theran in 6th

Taureano Johnson scored stoppage 1 second into round six in his scheduled 10-round Middleweight bout with Alex Theran. Johnson roughed up Theran over the first couple of rounds by crowding his opponent. In round three, Johnson unleashed a couple of hard over hand right hands. In round four, Johnson landed a right hand that sent Theran to his knees. Johnson ... Read More »

Andre Ward signs with Roc Nation

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward became the first big name fighter to sign with new boxing promoter Roc Nation. Details of how the split with Goossen Promotions came about after years of legal battling were not disclosed, but Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions clearly was not happy with the result. “That chapter is closed. ... Read More »

Roc Nation acquires Gary Shaw and GSP stable

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Gary Shaw Productions has been absorbed by Roc Nation Sports according to Dan Rafael of espn.com Under the agreement, Gary Shaw Productions will be absorbed into Roc Nation Sports — including most of the contracts of the 20 or so fighters he promotes — and Shaw will run Roc Nation Sports’ boxing division along with chief operating officer David Itskowitch, ... Read More »

Alvarado arrested on gun charge

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Former world champion Mike Alvarado was arrested on a gun charge stemming from an old warrent but his January 24 fight with Brandon Rios will go on without a hitch according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “We are aware of everything that went on that we can be aware of and we were told that Mike hasn’t missed any training ... Read More »

Taylor to defend Middleweight crown against Mora

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Jermain Taylor will defend his IBF Middleweight title against Sergio Mora in Biloxi, Mississippi on February 6 according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The bout will be televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. “It’s a quality fight and it gives Jermain a chance to defend his title before his mandatory defense is due,” said Taylor’s promoter Lou DiBella said. “And ... Read More »

UFC 182 WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

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Jon Jones 205 – Daniel Cormier 205 (UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE) Donald Cerrone 155.5 – Myles Jury 155.5 Nate Marquardt 185.5 – Brad Tavares 185 Kyoji Horiguchi 125 – Louis Gaudinot 125 Hector Lombard 170.5 – Josh Burkman 171 Danny Castillo 156 – Paul Felder 156 Cody Garbrandtb 135.5 – Marcus Brimage 136 Jared Connonier 235 – Shawn Jordan 261 ... Read More »

Eubank Jr. to face Chudinov February 28 for Middleweight belt

Dmitry Chudinov will defend his WBA Interim title against Chris Eubank Jr. as part of the Tyson Fury – Christan Hammer card in London, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Promoter Frank Warren also announced that Jr. Bantamweight champion Zolono Tete will defend against Paul Butler in Liverpool on March 6. “It’s been a busy Christmas period, but I’m delighted ... Read More »

Fury to face Hammer on February 28

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WBO Mandatory Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will risk his position when he takes on Christian Hammer on February 28 in London according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “I’ve said all along I’m not like these other fighters in the division who pussyfoot around, take soft touches and call themselves fighters,” Fury said. “I could have taken an easy job at ... Read More »

Cuellar retains interim title with 5th round stoppage over Tamayo

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Jesus Cuellar retained the WBA Interim Featherweight title with a 5th round stoppage over Ruben Tamayo and the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. in round four, Cuellar sent Tamayo o the canvas with a right hand. Just moments later body shot sent Cullerar down for a 3nd tine in the round. Cuellar dropped Tamayo with another body shot in ... Read More »