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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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Verdejo to return on April 25 in Puerto Rico

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Hot Prospect Felix Verdejo will make his 2015 debut on April 25 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico when he takes on Marco Antonio Lopez that will headline an Uni Mas card according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Thanks to God I feel fully recovered from the injury on my left hand,” Verdejo said Monday. “The rest came in handy, but the ... Read More »

Prime Time: Thurman wins decision in an NBC thriller

LAS VEGAS – Blood, guts, skill and will made for a powerful mix. It was a shot of prime time, just what NBC ordered. Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero delivered Saturday night at the MGM Grand with a compelling welterweight bout full of more drama than the story told by scores on one-sided cards. Thurman was the winner. The 120-107, ... Read More »

Ruenroeng decisions Shiming to keep IBF Flyweight crown

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Amnat Ruenroeng scored a 12-round unanimous decision over hometown hero Zou Shiming to retain the IBF Flyweight title at the Cotai Arena at the Ventian in Macao, China. Shiming was credited with a knockdown in round two but replays revealed that it was more a of a push. Ruenroeng was very accurate with his hard right hands and that proved ... Read More »

Cotto signs with Roc Nation

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4-division and current Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has signed with Roc Nation Sports according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “We are really happy to have this partnership with Roc Nation, and we are going to do our best as always to fight at the same level I have always fought at,” Cotto said. “We are going to discuss the opponents ... Read More »

Sturm to battle Fedor Chudinov for Super Middleweight crown

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com. former multi-time Middleweight champion Felix Sturm will battle Fedor Chudinov on May 9 for a vacant Super Middleweight title. “I promised to make only big fights from now on. Chudinov is seen as a highly talented and skilled boxer with a lot of punching power,” Sturm said. “But I will take this belt to ... Read More »

Lemieux sued by GYM

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\Middleweight contender David Lemieux has been sued by promoter GYM (Groupe Yvon Michel) according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Michel, who says he still has a contract with middleweight contender David Lemieux, is suing the fighter and others associated with him in the Superior Court of Quebec for $1.35 million, claiming Lemieux broke their agreement. Michel also is suing Lemieux ... Read More »

Lightweight Victor Castro steals show from a heavyweight mess

PHOENIX – It was a heavyweight main event. But a lightweight stole the show. Victor Castro, an emerging Phoenix prospect, displayed poise and precision, a combo that overwhelmed Ivan Zavala and offset ranked heavyweight Charles Martin’s sloppy stoppage of Raphael Zumbano Love Saturday night at Celebrity Theatre. With junior-featherweight legend Israel Vazquez as his trainer, Castro (14-0, 7 KOs), moved ... Read More »

Frampton stops Avalos in five to retain IBF Super Bantamweight title

San Diego, CA – February 28, 2014- Carl Frampton made the first defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title with a 5th round stoppage over American mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The championship bout was televised on AWE-A Wealth of Entertatinment. After a ... Read More »

Seldin stops Garcia in five

Cletus Seldin scored a 5th round stoppage over Johnny Garica in a scheduled 10-round Jr. Welterweight bout at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY. It was a competitive fight early until Seldin landed a hard right that buckled Garcia. Garcia was buckled several times in the round. Seldin rocked Garcia repeatedly in round five and continued to pour on the ... Read More »

UFC 184 Weights from Los Angeles

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Ronda Rousey 135 – Cat Zingano 134.5 (Women’s bantamweight title) Holly Holm 135.5 – Raquel Pennington 135.5 Josh Koscheck 170.5 – Jake Ellenberger 171 Alan Jouban 170.5 – Richard Walsh 171 Tony Ferguson 156 – Gleison Tibau 155 Mark Munoz 187.25 Roan Carneiro 184.5 Kid Yamamoto 136 – Roman Salazar 135 Dhiego Lima 170 – Tim Means 170 Derrick Lewis ... Read More »

Charles Martin, Victor Castro set for featured bouts in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Unbeaten American heavyweight Charles Martin (19-0, 17 KOs) faces Raphael Zumbano Love (35-9-1, 28 KOs) of Brazil Saturday night Celebrity Theatre in the main event of a 10-fight card staged by Iron Boy Promotions. Martin, of St. Louis, is ranked No. 5 by the World Boxing Organization. He won a national Police Athletic League title in 2012. ... Read More »

Pacquiao to arrive a week early for Mayweather camp

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao will arrive in Los Angles on before his expected March 8 arrival for his May 2 mega showdown with Floyd Mayweather. “Manny called me and said it’s been so crazy in the Philippines that he is going to come over here early and probably start at Wild Card on March 2,” Roach ... Read More »

Matthysse – Molina named Fight of the Year by the BWAA

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Lucas Matthysse’s April 26 knockout over John Molina was named The Fight of The Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. They will be honored on April 24 in New York along with previously announced Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford. • International Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach won his record seventh Eddie Futch trainer of the year ... Read More »

Roy Jones to return on March 6 in Charlotte, NC

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Former pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr. will return to the ring on March 6 against Willie Williams in a Cruiserweight bout in Charlotte, North Carolina according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. “What I am doing is staying busy because Marco Huck said he will fight me in the fall,” Jones told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “I ain’t no spring ... Read More »

BWAA names Crawford Fighter of the Year

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According to Dan Rafael, Lightweight titlist Terence Crawford has been named 2014 Fighter of The Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. “It’s a surprise to me because that’s something I never thought I’d be able to accomplish,” Crawford said. “Now that it’s happened, it kind of feels like it’s not real. But I will say that my performance ... Read More »