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Jose Benavidez Jr., Oscar Valdez win in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Jose Benavidez Jr. didn’t waste time. He had something to say. A message, he said. Consider it delivered. A first-round stoppage over Henry Auraad proved to be an explosive statement of what Benavidez hopes to do as soon as possible in a career that began with a bang, yet had been put on hold by hand problems There ... Read More »

EARLY RESULTS FROM NEW YORK CITY

Ola Afolabi dominated Anthony Caputo Smith and scored a stoppage after round three of scheduled 10-round Cruiser weight bout. Afolabi bloodied the nose and left eye of Caputo Smith and dropped him in both round’s two and three and the fight was stopped following the 3rd. Afolabi, 198.6 lbs of London, UK is now 21-3-4 with 10 knockouts. Caputo Smith, ... Read More »

Fury pulls out of Ustinov fight hours before match

In what was a crazy week for Tyson Fury, it got even crazier on Saturday as he pulled out of his fight against late replacement Alexander Ustinov due to an illness in his family according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “I’m very, very, disappointed for the fans,” said promoter Frank Warren. “After Dereck Chisora pulled out because of his hand ... Read More »

Glen Tapia denied License

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Jr. Middleweight Glen Tapia was denied a license just 24 hours before his bout against Salim Larbi on the Gennady Golovkin – Daniel Geale card in New York according to Dan Rafael espn.com. The NYSAC said only that he was denied a license for medical reasons. However, Carl Moretti, vice president of Top Rank, which promotes Tapia, said the denial ... Read More »

Douglas and Soro battle to majority draw

Undefeated Antoine Douglas and former world title challenger Michel Soro fought to a majority draw that headlined the 200th Episode of ShoBox: The New Generation at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The televised quadruple header was promoted by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions and sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods. In round two, Douglas started to work ... Read More »

Mayweather gets a Nevada promoter’s license

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com. pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions received it’s promotional license in his home state of Nevada on Wednesday. “We want to get things done the right way and continue to bring big fights to Las Vegas even when my career is over,” Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, told the commission. “We ... Read More »

Tyson Fury to battle Ustinov on Saturday

Just two days after his original opponent Dereck Chisora bowed out with a fractured hand, Tyson Fury will now take on Ustinov this Saturday night in Manchester, England according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “The first thing is I’m happy to still be fighting this Saturday and that the fans will get what they paid for and see a good ... Read More »

Macklin to face Heiland in Middleweight elimination bout

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Matthew Macklin is set to take part in a Middleweight title elimination bout on August 30 again Jorge Sabstien Heiland in Dublin, Ireland. “It’s great to have an eliminator to put me straight back in the frame for another world title fight,” Macklin said. “I’m sure [Heiland] will be coming to Ireland with his ... Read More »

Shiming decisions De La Rosa

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Chinese Gold Medal winner Zou Shiming tuned up for a possible world title shot with a 10-round unanimous decision over Luis De La Rosa in a Flyweight bout at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macau, China. Shiming was in control of the bout and De La Rosa suffered a cut over his left eye due to an accidental ... Read More »

Roy Jones to fight on in Latvia on July 26

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr. will fight on July 26 in Latvia. He will take on Courtney Fry (18-5, 6 KOs) in a 12-round Cruiserweight bout. “I know he’ll give it all he got, which is what I want from any opponent,” Jones said. “I want to go out and do ... Read More »

Austin Trout to return against Daniel Dawson on ESPN FNF Finale

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former Super Welterweight titlist Austin Trout will return against Daniel Dawson on August 22 that will serve as the season finale of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. No venue has been set but promoter Dan Goossen said it will take place in Southern California. “It’s good to be back. I want to get back where ... Read More »

Johnson outlasts Gavronski

Tureano Johnson scored a 10-round unanimous decision over local favorite Tureano Johnson in a Middleweight bout at The Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The fight was fought at close quarters for most of the bout with Gavronksi having success early but Johnson’s more active style started to take over in the middle rounds and started battering the tough Gavrosnki. ... Read More »

Barthelemy picks up IBF Jr. lightweight Strap; Light heavyweight Savigne stops Lacy

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Miami, Florida got treated to Mike Tyson’s Judgement Day on Thursday, July 10 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and was shared around the country LIVE On FOX Sports 1. Iron Mike celebrated his birthday week with an excellent show which staged a main event rematch between Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez 22-3-1 (11KO) and Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy ... Read More »

Gomez decisions Paredes

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Alfonso Gomez suffered two dubious knockdowns but was able to dominate Ed Paredes in a Jr. Middleweight bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Gomez was controlling the action by boxing over the first three-plus rounds. At the end of round four, Paredes landed a little bunch while Gomez was off balance and Gomez fell to ... Read More »

Arreola has elbow surgery

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Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola had successful surgery on his left elbow according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “The doctor said he couldn’t believe that Chris has been fighting all these years with it,” said Arreola’s trainer Henry Ramirez, who was at Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center with Arreola, who was waiting to be released. “He always favored the arm and this camp ... Read More »

Edgar stops Penn in 3!!!

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Three was the lucky number for Frankie Edgar as he stopped BJ Penn in the 3rd round of their scheduled five round Featherweight bout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It was Edgar’s third victory over Penn in the battle of world champions. Edgar dominated the bout from the beginning as he controlled the action from the stand up ... Read More »

UFC 175 WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

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Chris Weidman 185 – Lyoto Machida 184.5 (UFC Middleweight Title) Ronda Rousey 135 – Alexis Davis 135 (UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title) Matt Mitrione 254 – Stefan Struve 251.5 Uriah Hall 185 – Thiago Santos 185 Marcus Brimage 135.5 – Russell Doane 136 Urijah Faber 136 – Alex Caceres 135 Ildemar Alcantara 170 – Kenny Robertson 171 Chris Camozzi 185 – ... Read More »

Farenas stops Davis in 8

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Michael Farenas earned a Super Featherweight title shot with an impressive 8th round stoppage over previously undefeated Mark Davis at the Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut. Farenas came firing with the left hand from his southpaw stance He landed several hard left’s that caused a cut over Davis right eye in the first frame. Davis had a better 2nd round until ... Read More »

Butler gives up belt to move down in weight

IBF Bantamweight champion Paul Butler vacated his title to move down to Jr. Bantamweight according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “It’s a beautiful belt and it’s hard to relinquish it seeing as it’s the first world title that I’ve won, but I knew that it was always going to be the case if I won it I’d have to return ... Read More »

Mayweather – Maidana II on the way?

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It looks like Floyd Mayweather could be rematch Marcos Maidana on September 13 according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Mayweather said during an interview with LaTen Media before Sunday night’s BET Awards that he would be facing Maidana again. “Sept. 13, back to business, Marcos Maidana-Floyd Mayweather, part II,” Mayweather said. “And then in May, I’m fighting in May and ... Read More »

Redkach decisions Gulyakevich

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Ivan Redkach remained undefeated by pounding out a 10-round unanimous decision over Sergey Gulyakevich at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Redkach came forward throughout the bout while Gulyakevich did little more then survive throughout the contest. Redkach, 138.9 lbs of Los Angles via Ukraine won by scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 and is now 17-0. Gulyakevich, 138 ... Read More »

Golden Boy Files $50 Million Arbitration against Schaefer

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According to Dan Rafael, Golden Boy Promotions has filed a $50 million against former CEO Richard Schaefer. Other than the dollar figure it is asking for, it is unclear what Golden Boy is accusing Schaefer of, although much of the public discussion surrounding his leaving the company has centered on the fact that he regularly put fighters advised by Al ... Read More »

Chinese Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to debut Aug. 8

Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei will make his pro debut on August 8 in Fallon, Nevada according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Zhang Zhilei has the whole package — size, athleticism, good looks, and great personality,” said promoter Dino Duva . “And one other thing: He knows how to fight. He has more of a pro style than Olympic style. “Mark my ... Read More »

Molina to defend Jr. Middleweight title against Bundrage

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Carlos Molina will defend his title against mandatory challenger and former champion Cornelius Bundrage on September 6 in Mexico. “I’ll start working on the TV stuff and see what we can work out,” said Molina’s promoter Leon Margules. “Now I have work to do.” “Wherever the fight is I think ... Read More »

Cotto – Martinez does around 350,000 PPV Buys

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the June 7 showdown that saw Miguel Cotto win the Middleweight championship did about 350,000 buys which was about 100,000 less than expected. “The numbers were not great,” said said Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who is rehabilitating in Los Angeles after having knee replacement surgery last week. “All the numbers boxing has been getting ... Read More »

Early Results from Carson, CA

Former Light Heavyweight champion Chad Dawson returned with a 1st round knockout over George Blades in a scheduled 10-round Light Heavyweight bout. Dawson knocked Blades down with a straight left to the body. Blades got up only to be a dropped by a right hook and he was down for the 10-count at 2:35. Dawson, 182 3/4 lbs of New ... Read More »

Mohammedi stops Dudchenko in seven to earn Light Heavy title shot

Najib Mohammedi scored a 7th round stoppage over Anatoliy Dudchenko in a 12 round Light Heavyweight at the Mohegan Sun Poconos in Wikes Barre, Pennsylvania. The win was an IBF Title eliminator It was a tactical fight with Mohammedi moving in and out while Dudchenko looked for power shots. In round three, Mohammedi began landing hard shots and evn started ... Read More »

Weights from Carson, California

Robert Guerrero 146 – Yoshahiro Komegai 146 3/4 Gary Russell Jr. 125.5 – Vasyl Lomachenko 125.5 (WBO Featherweight title) Devon Alexander 148 1/4 – Jesus Soto Karass 148 Read More »