Late Breaking


Thompson & Fedosov wins Boxcino titles with stoppage wins

CORONA, CA–Andrey Fedosov and John Thompson were crowned Boxcino 2015 champions in the Heavyweight and Jr. Middleweight divisions with stoppage wins over Donovan Dennis and Brandon Adams at the Omega Products Outdoor Arena. Fedosov scored an 8th round stoppage while Thompson got off the canvas to score a 2nd round stoppage. Fedosov landed some hard power shots in round two ... Read More »

Iron Boy card set for Phoenix Saturday

PHOENIX – Iron Boy Promotions will stage a second card within eight days Saturday night at Celebrity Theatre. Iron Boy, which helped Top Rank promote Jose Benavidez Jr.’s stoppage of Jorge Paez Jr. in a WBA 140-pound title defense on May 15 at US Airways Center, goes back to work with a card that features Phoenix welterweight Jose Marruffo (5-2-2) ... Read More »

Flanagen to battle Zepeda for Lightweight bout

Terry Flanagen will battle Jose Zepeda for the vacant WBO Lightweight title on July 11 in Manchester, England according to Dan Rafael of “I’ve delivered Terry his world title shot on home soil,” Warren said. “He’s now got all the home advantages, and he has to translate that in the ring and beat Zepeda, who will certainly give Terry ... Read More »


Senesia Estrada won a six-round majority decision over Carly Batey in a Super Flyweight bout. The difference in the fight was a 5th round knockdown scored by Estrada from a perfect left hand. Estrada, 113.4 lbs of East Los Angeles won by scores of 58-55, 57-56 and 58-58 for Estrada who is now 4-0. Baty, 114.8 lbs is now 4-5-2. ... Read More »

Benavidez fulfills guarantee, stops Paez

By Norm Frauenheim (ringside) PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jose Benavidez Jr. celebrated a birthday and a homecoming. It was all part of the guarantee. In a bold promise at a news conference, Benavidez Jr. promised that his WBA interim 140-pound title would not leave his hometown. It didn’t. It is still interim, whatever that means. But the guarantee proved to be ... Read More »

Wlodarczyk sick; out of rematch with Drodz


Former WBC Cruiserweight champion Krzystof Wlodarczyk fell ill and now he is out of his rematch title bout with Grigory Drodz that was set for May 22 in Moscow. “He is sick. He has been bedridden for a week and having trouble getting rid of the infection,” said Wlodarczyk promoter Leon Margules. Read More »

Alvarez takes out Kirkland in three round war

Canelo Alvarez

Saul “Canelo” ALvarez thrilled over 30,000 people at Houston’s Minute Maid Park by turning on a sensational performance by stopping James Kirkland in round three of a scheduled 12-round Super Welterweight bout. ALvarez came out throwing bombs and landing just about all of them as he landed some good head shots but started to break Kirkland’s body down until he ... Read More »

Mansour decisions Dawejko

Amir Mansour

PHILADELPHIA–Amir Mansour won a 10-round unanimous decision in a much anticipated Heavyweight bout at the sold-out 2300 Arena. The action was spirited early as the two looked to land heavy shots. In round two, the two clashed heads that opened up a nasty gash around the right eye of Mansour. It seemed that Dawejko could capitalize on the cut as ... Read More »

Bradley to take on Vargas on June 27


Former Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will take on WBA Super Lightweight champion Jessie Vargas on June 27 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. “Vargas is a good, little fighter,” Bradley told “He’s a world champion, and he has to be respected. This is another good fight, another good opponent. I’m always fighting good competition. He’s undefeated. I think ... Read More »

Pacquiao undergoes Rotator Cuff Surgery


According to Dan Rafael of, Manny Pacquiao underwent successful surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in Los Angeles. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a famed orthopedic surgeon who performed the 90-minute procedure to repair Pacquiao’s torn rotator cuff, said he could not be “more pleased with the results.” It was an outpatient surgery, so Pacquiao will not ... Read More »

Pacquiao to have surgery for torn rotator cuff

Pac May Pc 1

According to Dan Rafael of, Manny Pacquiao will have surgery on his torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder following his loss to Floyd Mayweather this past Saturday in Las Vegas. “We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear,” said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who was still with Pacquiao at ... Read More »

Santa Cruz decisions Cayetano

LAS VEGAS–Leo Santa Cruz scored a lopsided unanimous decision over Jose Cayetano in a 10-round Featherweight bout. Every round was basically one and the same with Santa Cruz landed hard shots and outalanding Cayetano basically 3 to 1 and he crused to the victory by scores of 100-90 on all cards. Santa Cruz, 124 1/2 lbs of Rosemead, CA is ... Read More »


Alfonso Olivera spoiled the pro debut of Abraham Lopez by winning a 4-round majority decision in a Super Lightweight bout. Olivera, 139 lbs won by scores of 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38 and is now 3-1. 2012 Olympic Gold medal winner Egor Mekhontsev won an 8-round unanimous decision over Kakim Zoulikha in a Light Heavyweight bout. Mekhontsvsev, 174 1/2 lbs of ... Read More »

David Benavidez wins in a first-round blitz

PHOENIX, Ariz. – David Benavidez is not a young man in a hurry. It just looks like it. The 18-year-old Benavidez, the younger brother of WBA interim junior-welterweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr., wasted little time in a stunning light-heavyweight victory over Rollin Williams Saturday night at Celebrity Theatre in front of a near-capacity crowd that included Hall of Famer Michael ... Read More »

Mayweather – Pacquiao does $13.2 million in sponsorship


According to Dan Rafael of, next Saturday night;s mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has generated a record $13.2 million in sponsorship revenue. Lucia McKelvey, Top Rank’s executive vice president of marketing since 2011, made most of the sponsor deals. She also has served as Pacquiao’s individual deal agent since 2011. “We killed it, we blew it ... Read More »

David Benavidez, Jose’s brother, set for main event in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. – David Benavidez, the younger brother of WBA interim junior-welterweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr., is scheduled for a main event Saturday night at Celebrity Theatre. The 18-year-old David Benavidez, 7-0 with 6 knockouts as a super-middleweight and light-heavyweight, faces experienced Rollin Williams (23-20-2, 8 KOs) in a 175-pound bout on a card staged by Iron Boy Promotions. David ... Read More »

Andre Ward to return against Paul Smith on June 20 on BET


Andre Ward will return after a 19-month layoff when he takes on Paul Smith at Oracle Arena in Oakland in a bout that will be televised by BET, according to Dan Rafael of “We’re thrilled to not only be introducing our newest broadcast partnership with BET Networks, but also to use this new platform to telecast Andre Ward’s highly ... Read More »

Finally Pacquiao – Mayweather tickets to go on sale on Thursday

Floyd Mayweather

According to Dan Rafael of, after weeks of specualtion, tickets will goo on sale on Thursday for the mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather and May Pacquiao that will take place on May 2 in Las Vegas. “It was a battle but finally everybody came together,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, told on Wednesday night. “Then they ... Read More »

Bayless named referee for Mayweather – Pacquiao

According to Dan Rafael of, Kenny Bayless has been assigned to referee the mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The judges, who will be under intense scrutiny as the eyes of the sports world will be on their scorecards should the fight go all 12 rounds, were also unanimously approved: Burt Clements and Dave Moretti, both of ... Read More »

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 »


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


According to Dan Rafael of, 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


According to Dan Rafael of, 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


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 “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 »