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Prospects end 2014 in Phoenix with hopes for wins that set them up for a New Year

An old year ends Saturday night at Celebrity Theatre with prospects thinking about next year and a heavyweight champion hoping to restore lost promise on a UniMas-televised card staged jointly by Top Rank and Iron Boy Promotions. Andy Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) looks to extend his unbeaten record and nine-knockout streak against Sergei Liakhovich with a victory a performance ... Read More »

Klitschko to defend title April 25 in Brooklyn

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, world Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles on April 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “The fight will be at the Barclays Center and we are very, very pleased,” Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, told ESPN.com on Wednesday night. “The contract is not signed yet but we have a handshake deal and we ... Read More »

Tyson Fury to fight Feb 28

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WBO number-one ranked Heavyweight Tyson Fury will be back in action on February according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “It’s great to have my first fight of the year up and announced so now I can go away, have a break over Christmas and then get back in the gym with a goal to aim for,” Fury said. “When I ... Read More »

Bradley, Chaves fight to a controversial draw

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LAS VEGAS – A draw? Timothy Bradley didn’t see it, not from a left eye that was nearly swollen shut and not from an undamaged right eye. But the judges saw their own way, or three ways to be exact. Put their cards together and the result was a controversial draw with Diego Chaves in an HBO-televised bout at The ... Read More »

Verdejo takes out El Ouazghari in 4!!

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PHILADELPHIA–Super prospect Felix Verdejo scored a 4th round stoppage over Karim El Ouazghari in a scheduled 8-round Lightweight bout in front of a sold out crowd at the 2300 Arena. Verdejo used a stiff jab early. In round three, Verdejo got his right hand going as he landed flusg to the head of El Ouazghari. He landed another hard overhand ... Read More »

Victor Ortiz back with quick TKO and quip

LAS VEGAS — Victor Ortiz is man with many resumes. Movie roles are on one. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the other. Ortiz left the studio and went back to work Saturday on the resume that includes his wild loss to Mayweather It went off almost as if it had been rehearsed. Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KOs) was back at the ... Read More »

Trout stops Grajeda after seven

Former world champion Austin Trout scored a stoppage victory after seven rounds of his scheduled 10-round Jr, Middleweight bout with Luis Grajeda. Trout dominated the bout and n round five, Trout was awarded a knockdown with a straight left hand. Trout was never threatened and Grajeda bowed out before the 8th round. Trout, 156 lbs of Las Cruces, NM is ... Read More »

Lemieux stops Rosado in 10

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BROOKLYN, NY–David Lemieux scored a 10th round stoppage over Gabriel Rosado in a Middleweight bout at Barclays Center. Both came out trying to land power punches early. In round two, Lemieuz landed several hooks on the ropes. Lemieux dropped Rosado with hard left to the face in the face. Rosado was luck to survive the round as he took an ... Read More »

2 Men Pay Their Respects to 43!

OMAHA, NE – Last night, before a crowd of 11,127 people – mostly Nebraskan’s – two fighters stepped into the ring; one was defending his IBF featherweight crown and the other fighting for the WBO lightweight title, but BOTH representing a purpose. Evgeny Gradovich, of Russia, otherwise known as the “Mexican Russian” had the number 43 stitched into his Sombrero and entered ... Read More »

“Bud” Retains Title With A Dominant Performance Over Beltran

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OMAHA, NE – Omaha’s Terence Crawford, 25-0, (17 KOs) retained his WBO Lightweight title with a decisive beating over challenger Ray Beltran, 29-7-1 (17KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center here in Omaha, Nebraska. The crowd had gathered early to watch a great variety of bouts, which included plenty of homebred talent. Crawford had the crowd ... Read More »

Gradovich Holds on to Title following 12 round draw against Puerto Rico’s Jayson Velez

OMAHA, NE – “The Mexican Russian” Evgeny Gradovich entered the ring wearing a sombrero to a rather mixed ovation. The crowd got behind Puerto Rico’s Jayson Velez early on.Velez controlled the fight in the early goings, but showed some signs of fatigue in the middle rounds. Both fighters had their moments, Gradovich landed a total of 310 punches to Velez’ 278 ... Read More »

“Wite Boi” Scores Impressive Stoppage

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan, who only a few days earlier was worried about not having an opponent, showed up early and ready to fight, staggering Galaviz several times with hooks and sharp right hands. Finally, halfway through the 3rd round, Determan connected with an overhand right-hand that sent Galaviz to the canvas. Galaviz did not want any ... Read More »

Former Omaha Standout Demolishes Foe

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Omaha’s Bernard Davis upped his record to 3-0 1KO with a decisive beating over Bryan Timmons (2-3 2KOs) of Missouri. Davis, who is by all accounts a legend around these parts, took his opponent apart from beginning to end. He is probably best known as the fighter who used to beat up the current 135 pound champion ... Read More »

Early Results from Omaha

OMAHA, NE – “The Mexican Russian” Evgeny Gradovich entered the ring wearing a sombrero to a rather mixed ovation. The crowd got behind Puerto Rico’s Jayson Velez early on.Velez controlled the fight in the early goings, but showed some signs of fatigue in the middle rounds. Both fighters had their moments, but when it was all said and done, the ... Read More »

John Determan “Heartbroken” For His Son

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Johnny “White Boi” Determan is still holding some hope that an opponent will be found in time for this Saturday’s Lightweight showdown, starring Omaha’s Terence Crawford vs Raymundo Beltran of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico in a scheduled 12 round title bout. Johnny is considered by many to be Omaha’s “younger” son. “I am heartbroken for my son,” said John Determan ... Read More »

Pacquiao drops Algieri six times and retains Welterweight rown

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MACAO, CHINA (NOVEMBER 23, 2014)–Manny Pacquiao dominated Chris Algieri by knocking him down 6 times en-route to a 12-round unanimous decision at the Cotai Arena inside Venetian Hotel and Casino. Pacquiao looked quick and powerful and was able to catch up Algieri whose strategy was to move and jab at a great distance and use his nearly five inch height ... Read More »

Bute injures back; December 6 bout with Bolonti off

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Former Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute injured his back and his December 6 bout with Roberto Bolonti has been called off accring to Dan Rafael of espn.com. InterBox promoter Jean Bedard announced that while Bute-Bolonti is off, the card will go on with former light heavyweight champion and Quebec star Jean Pascal having his co-featured bout against Donovan George elevated ... Read More »

Arreola injured elbow; off December 11 card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former Heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola injured his elbow and is off the December card that is on ESPN2. “He had surgery on his elbow after the fight with Stiverne, and it is just not responding in the gym the way it should, so it’s best to give him a little more time before ... Read More »

McDonnell to fight Chacon on Saturday in Liverpool

IBF Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will now take on Javier Chacon this Saturday in Liverpool, England according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. McDonnell was due to defend his secondary 118-pound world title against Walberto Ramos at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, on Saturday on the undercard of the Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew rematch. However, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced ... Read More »

Ramirez stops Zuniga in 8!

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Gilberto Ramirez remained undefeated by scoring an 8th round stoppage over Fulgencio Zuniga at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Ramirez was impressive by landing about 30 punches per round and in round eight he caught Zuniga with a hard uppercut that set up a barrage of punches until the fight was stopped at 1:31 of round eight. Ramirez, 167 ... Read More »

Klitschko drops Pulev 4-times and destroys Pulev in five

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Wladimir Klitschko made his 17th consecutive title defense of the world Heavyweight title as he dropped mandatory contender Kubrat Pulev four-times en route to a fifth round stoppage at the O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko scored 2 knockdowns in round one, both from booming left hooks. He continued to land power shots and in round three, he landed yet ... Read More »

Abril to defend Lightweight crown against Crolla

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, WBA Lightweight champion Richar Abril will defend his crown against Englishman Anthony Crolla on January 23 in Manchester, England. “To have the world title shot in Manchester is a huge factor,” Crolla said. “Without wanting to sound cheesy, it doesn’t get any bigger than that. I am a Manchester lad so to be fighting ... Read More »

Iron Boy card Saturday in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Phoenix lightweight Victor Castro (12-0, 6 KOs) is scheduled Saturday night for a six-round main event against Robert Rodriquez (7-4, 3 KOs) of Greeley, Colo., at Celebrity Theatre on an Iron Boy Promotions card. Castro is trained by retired junior-featherweight legend Israel Vazquez. The card is scheduled for 14 bouts. First bell is 6 p.m. (MST). Iron Boy ... Read More »

Shumenov to return as a Cruiserweight on December 13

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Former Light Heavyweight beltholder Beibut Shumenov will move up in weight in his first bout since losing his title on December 13 in Las Vegas according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. He will take on Bobby Thomas Jr. “I look forward to Dec. 13 and pursuing a world cruiserweight title with (adviser) Al Haymon in my corner,” said Shumenov, 31, ... Read More »

Figueroa stripped of Lightweight belt

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WBC Lightweight champion Omar Figueroa was stripped of his belt and was deemed “Champion in Recess” according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Figueroa has said he wants to move to up to the 140-pound junior welterweight division, but should he remain at 135 pounds, the WBC mandated that the Linares-Prieto winner must face him when he decides to return to ... Read More »

Kovalev decisions Hopkins to unify Light Heavyweight titles

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ATLANTIC CITY–Sergey Kovalev scored a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the WBO and capture the IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight championship at Boardwalk Hall. It started well for Kovalev as he landed a lead right that dropped Hopkins in the first round. In round three Hopkins laned a double forearm that sent Kovalev to the canvas. Hopkins briefly got into ... Read More »

Cleverly to Battle Bellew in Rematch that Headlines a Gargantuan Card on Saturday Afternoon, November 22 LIVE on AWE

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San Diego, CA – November 4, 2014 – On Saturday afternoon, November 22, one of the biggest days in boxing will take place as an eagerly anticipated rematch between former Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew airs exclusively and live on AWE. The 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. signs with Al Haymon

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Former Middlewheight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has signed with powerful adviser Al Haymon. Asked whether he would be willing to work with Haymon, who does not speak to the media, on the final fight of the contract, Chavez promoter Bob Arum said, “I’ll deal with anyone for one fight.” Read More »