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Everyone’s ‘Bud’: Crawford obliterates Dulorme

Terence Crawford

ARLINGTON, Texas – It is said a fighter becomes 20-percent better upon winning a world title. Undefeated junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford appears to have gained an additional 20-percent by winning 2014 fighter of the year. Saturday at College Park Center, before a crowd that compensated with passion for what it lacked in density, Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) showed ... Read More »

EARLY RESULTS FROM VERONA, NY

Verona, NY (April 18, 2015)–Lamont Roach Jr. pounded out a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Miguel Castro in a lightweight bout. Roach landed some hard combinations throughout the bout but Castro hung tough and was able to make it the distance. Roach (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Washington, D.C. won by scores of 60-54 on cards. Castro of Carolina, Puerto Rico ... Read More »

Lomachenko – Rodriguez added to Mayweather – Pacquiao card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Vasyl Lomachenko will defend the WBO featherweight title against Gamalier Rodriguez on May 2 as part of the Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao card in Las Vegas. “I’m his biggest fan and I was from the beginning,” Arum said of Lomachenko. “I thought this guy was amazing and it’s an honor to promote him. ... Read More »

Mayweather – Pacquiao weigh in to cost $10

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will have the fans be charged $10 to get into the weigh-in. The money will go to charity. “All of the money that is generated from the weigh-in, every dollar, is going to charity,” Brad Jacobs, the executive event producer for Top Rank, Pacquiao’s ... Read More »

Cotto to fight Geale on June 6 in Brooklyn

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Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will defend his crown against former belt holder Daniel Geale on June 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “We’re excited and proud to bring Miguel Cotto back to New York along with Miguel Cotto Promotions, now as a part of the Roc Nation Sports family,” said David Itskowitch, COO of ... Read More »

Cuenca – Yang ordered to fight for IBF 140 lb crown

Following the loss by IBF Jr. Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson to Danny Garcia this past Saturday night, the IBF will strip Peterson and has ordered Cesar Cuenca and IK Yang to vie for the vacant belt according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The fight between Cuenca and Yang, should a deal be made, could take place on Top Rank’s next ... Read More »

Brook to defend welter crown against Gavin on May 30

Kell Brook

Kell Brook will defend the IBF Welterweight title against Frankie Gavin on May 30 in London according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. I never expected to be out again so quickly but I can’t wait,” Brook said. “I respect Frankie for stepping up. He has called for this fight for a long time and after he was given a final ... Read More »

Santa Cruz added to Mayweather – Pacquiao telecast

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, jr. featherweight beltholder Leon Santa Cruz has been added to mega card that will be headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that will take place on May 2 in Las Vegas. “I’m so honored to be the lead-in for Mayweather versus Pacquiao and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to do so on ... Read More »

Abril stripped of lightweight crown

Richar Abril has been stripped of his WBA Lightweight title after pulling out of a fight with Derry Matthews for a 2nd time. The move by the WBA also cleared the way for Derry Mathews (37-9-2, 20 KOs) to face southpaw Ismael Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KOs) for the now-vacant interim belt on April 18 at the Echo Arena in Mathews’ ... Read More »

Garcia wins majority decision over Lamont Peterson

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BROOKLYN–In a battle of 140-pound titleholders, Danny Garcia got off to an early lead and had to grind out a 12-round majority decision over Lamont Peterson in an over the weight-limit bout at Barclays Center. Garcia came forward and landed a few good right hands in each round. That was a feat in itself as Peterson continually circled around the ... Read More »

Abril bows out of Matthews defense for 2nd time

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, WBA Lightweight champion Richar Abril will not fight Englishman Derry Matthews on April 18 in the United Kingdom. “We have been made aware of Abril’s withdrawal and are in discussions with the World Boxing Association and representatives of Richar Abril as to the current position of the world title as this is the second ... Read More »

Ali hasn’t made Mayweather – Pacquiao pick

Despite reports to the contrary, legendary Muhammad Ali has yet to make a pick for the mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “It was reported that Muhammad Ali picked a favorite in the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2. Muhammad Ali would like to wish both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao well ... Read More »

Ward to return on June 20

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward will make his debut under the Roc Nation Banner on June 20 in Oakland, California that will end a 19-month ring hiatus. “I’m excited to be back. We finally have a date,” Ward told ESPN.com. “It’s going to be June 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. I wanted to ... Read More »

Carmona decisions Lozano

David Carmona won a 10-round unanimous decision over Daniel Lazano in a Super Flyweight bout at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia, Florida Carmona dropped Lozano in round nine from a left hook which helped him win by scores of 97-92, 96-93 and 95-94. Carmona, 115 lbs is now 19-2-1. Lozano, 115 lbs is now 13-2. Read More »

Lawson Edges Prescott in Slugfest on ESPN

A vivacious crowd accented a special Thursday night edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, that was headlined by a 10-rounder featuring a battle royal to top off the appropriately named “Noche De Combates”. Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson 24-0, (20 KOs) of Ghana earned a hard fought 10 round split decision over Colombian Breidis “El Khanqueror” ... Read More »

Bey to defend lightweight title against Shafikov two nights before Mayweather – Pacquiao

Mickey Bey will defend his IBF Lightweight title against Denis Shafikov in Las Vegas just two nights before the mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao card according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The fight will take place at the Palms Casino and will be televised by ESPN 2. “We’re not making Pacquiao-Mayweather again, we were making Bey-Shafikov,” Top ... Read More »

Gomez decisions Kamegai

Alfonso Gomez

In an exciting 10-round Super Welterweight bout, Alfonso Gomez scored a unanimous decision over Yoshihro Kamegai at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Gomez boxed well over the first seven rounds until Kamegai turned the fight into a toe to toe battle over the last three rounds that saw each guy landed many thudding shots over the last ... Read More »

Mayweather rejects $5 million penalty for failed drug in Pacquiao fight

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Floyd Mayweather has rejected a potential $5 million penalty if either fighter fails a drug test. “Today we were informed that Mayweather turned down the request,” said Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz. “Manny had requested that there would be a reciprocal fine of $5 million for a failed drug test.” “Michael Koncz is an idiot, ... Read More »

Linares to defend Lightweight crown against Mitchell on May 30 in London

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Lightweight title holder Jorge Linares will defend his title against Kevin Mitchell on May 30 in London according to Dab Rafael of espn.com. In another world title bout on the card, revealed Thursday by Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich will make his mandatory defense against Lee Selby as well as a fight between 2012 Olympic Gold ... Read More »

PBC coming to ESPN on July 11

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Al Haymon’s Premiere Boxing Champions was debut on ESPN on July 11. The monthly PBC series, which will feature many of the elite fighters from Haymon’s star-studded stable of nearly 200 boxers, will debut on ESPN and ESPN Deportes on July 11 (9 p.m. ET) with a card that is to be announced. “ESPN ... Read More »

Roman Gonzalez to make HBO debut on May 16 on Golovkin – Monroe jr. undercard

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, undefeated Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez will take on Edgar Sosa in the co-feature on a HBO World Championship boxing double header that will feature Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense against Willie Monroe Jr. at the Forum in Inglewood, California on May 16. “For a long time we’ve had our eye on bringing ‘Chocolatito’ to ... Read More »

Juan Diaz hurts shoulder; Beltran replaces him in bout with Ao

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Former lightweight title holder Juan Diaz tore his rotator cuff in his left shoulder and had to pull out of his May 1 title bout with Takahiro Ao that was set to take place at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and according to Dan Rafael of espn,.com, Raymundo Beltran will replace Diaz. “Juan was sparring with a southpaw and he ... Read More »

Vargas ruins Tomlinson in eight

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SAN ANTONIO – A sparse crowd gathered Thursday night at Freeman Coliseum, located beside the stadium in which the world champion Spurs play, and the small turnout was an unfortunate turn, as the evening’s main event, undefeated Mexican junior lightweight Fernando Vargas versus Australian Will Tomlinson, a match broadcast on HBO Latino, deserved a much larger crowd. Vargas (22-0-1, 16 ... Read More »

Roberto Garcia misses weight and out of Porter fight

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Roberto Garcia missed weight and will not fight Shawn Porter tonight in Ontario, California. “It was more than 4 pounds. That is what I was told by the promoter,” said California Commissioner Andy Foster. “I was told that he had to cut too much weight and he couldn’t do it.” Porter will now fight ... Read More »

50-year-old Bronco Billy Wright continues heavyweight quest

FORT MCDOWELL, Ariz. – Bronco Billy Wright is a late bloomer. He has to be. Wright (46-4, 37 KOs) is a 50-year-old heavyweight who wants to be the oldest champion in the division’s long history. His quest continues Friday night against a man who could be his son, 29-year-old Gilberto Domingos (22-2, 20 KOs) of Brazil in a bout scheduled ... Read More »

Jesse Hart added to Mayweather – Pacquiao card

Jesse Hart

Undefeated Super Middleweight Jesse Hart of Philadelphia has been added to the off-tv portion of the May 2 mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao card in Las Vegas according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “My eyes got big and I was like, ‘For real?’ I originally had a fight on April 10 and he said it was canceled. ... Read More »

Warriors wins Dirrell – DeGale purse bid

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Warriors boxing won the purse bid to secure the IBF Super Middleweight title bout between Andre Dirrell and James DeGale. ‘Disappointed to lose the bid but confident DeGale will beat Dirrell anywhere,” said DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn “Negotiations were frustrating and in the end Andre made it clear he wasn’t coming to the U.K. ... Read More »

Miura to defend 130 pound title against Dib

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Takashi Miura will defend his 130 pound title against former Featherweight titlist Billy Dib on May 1 in Tokyo according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “I’m so humbled and happy that both the IBF and WBC have considered me [to fight for their title],” Dib told ESPN.com. “I have decided to go with the WBC option as I feel it’s ... Read More »