Late Breaking


Perez outlasts Acosta in a slugfest

Michael Perez had to hold on for a 10-round unanimous decision over former Lightweight belt holder Miguel Acosta in an action packed slugfest in a Welterweight bout. Perez started to bleed from the right eye in round four. Perez came back to rock Acosta in round five with a big left hook that cut him over the right eye. The ... Read More »

Jermain Taylor injures ribs and is arrested again; Mora fight off


IBF Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor injured his ribs and was arrested again on Monday thus postponing his February 6 title defense with Sergio Mora, according to Dan Rafael of A woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion ... Read More »

Klitschko – Jennings set for April 25 in MSG


According to Dan Rafael of, unified Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his belts against undefeated oPhiladelphian Bryant Jennings on April 25 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “I have all of the attributes naturally to be a champion that you can’t teach — heart and will,” Jennings told “I’m psyched up. This is the level where I’m ... Read More »

Wilder scores a surprising decision for a heavyweight belt

Deontay Wilder

LAS VEGAS – A lot was promised. Return to Glory, the ads said. The glory will have to wait. But there was a return of sorts. An American-born fighter has regained a version of the heavyweight title. Deontay Wilder did it Saturday night with a unanimous decision, taking the World Boxing Council’s belt from a plodding Bermane Stiverne Saturday night ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Virgil Hill to fight again

Hall of Fame Light Heavyweight / cruiserweight Virgil Hill will come out of retirement to fight Rager Cantrell on February 28 in Bismarck, North Dakota according to Dan Rafael of “The fight is about North Dakota. It’s going to be my last fight. I can’t think of any other way for me to express to the people of North ... Read More »

Abril to defend Lightweight title against Matthews

According to Dan Rafael of, WBA Lightweight champion Richar Abril will defend against Englishman Derry Matthews on March 6 in Liverpool, England. “Derry started his pro career with me and rejoined me in 2013, and I promised him then that I’d get him a world title shot and I’m delighted to now deliver his dream of fighting for a ... Read More »


Brandon Adams made quick work of Lekan Byfield by scoring a 2nd round stoppage in the scheduled 8-round Middleweight bout. In round one Adams dropped Byfield with a hard right hand. Adams looks sharp as he continued to hurt Byfield and sent him to the canvas two more times in the 2nd frame and the fight was stopped at 1:58 ... Read More »

NBC and Haymon announce new boxing series

NBC and Haymon Boxing announced a new fight series on Wednesday according to Dan Rafael of The series, titled “Premier Boxing Champions” — “PBC on NBC” as executives are calling it — will include five cards on NBC on Saturday nights, six on NBC on Saturday afternoons and the remaining nine in prime time on NBC Sports Network. [+] ... Read More »

Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather bout


According to Dan Rafael of, the long awaited much anticipated mega battle between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could be closer to happening as reportedly Pacquiao agreed to all terms of a proposed contract. Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a May 2 bout, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told on Tuesday ... Read More »

Ortiz suspended; Kayode fight ruled no-contest

Luis Ortiz

According to Dan Rafael of, Interim WBA Heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz was suspended for 8-months and fined $8.000 for failing a post fight drug test following his September 11 first round stoppage over Lateef Kayode in Las Vegas. In addition, Ortiz, a Cuban defector living in Miami, will be required to perform 15 hours of community service aimed toward ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua has back injury; fight with Johnson off

Undefeated Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua was diganosed with a stress fracture in his back which will postpone his January 31 bout with former world title challenger Kevin Johnson, according to Dan Rafael of “I trained so hard over Christmas and the press conference with Johnson was so lively that I was really looking forward to putting in a great ... Read More »

Hoover replaces Lathan as chairman of NYSAC

Thomas Hoover has replaced Melvina Lathan as chairperson of the New York State Athletic Commission, according to Dan Rafael of Hoover, who will turn 74 later this month, is a former professional basketball player, having played in the NBA for the New York Knicks and the St. Louis Hawks from 1963 to 1967 as well as for the Denver ... Read More »

Golden Boy settles with Scahefer

Richard Schaefer

According to Dan Rafael of, Golden Boy Promotions settled their lawsuit with former CEO Richard Schaefer. As part of the settlement, Schaefer, whom Golden Boy claimed was still under an employment contract through March 2018, will be barred from promoting for an unspecified length of time, according to one of the sources. It is between one and two years, ... Read More »

Perez decisons Maicelo to retain interim Lightweight title

Maicelo_Perez_Weigh in

Darleys Perez won a 12-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Maicelo to retain the WBA Interim Lightweight title at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. Perez scored a knockdown in round 11 and went on to win by scores of 120-107, 118-109 and 118-108. Perez, 133 3/4 lbs of Colombia is now 32-1. Maicelo, 135 lbs of Peru is ... Read More »

Johnson stops Theran in 6th

Taureano Johnson scored stoppage 1 second into round six in his scheduled 10-round Middleweight bout with Alex Theran. Johnson roughed up Theran over the first couple of rounds by crowding his opponent. In round three, Johnson unleashed a couple of hard over hand right hands. In round four, Johnson landed a right hand that sent Theran to his knees. Johnson ... Read More »

Andre Ward signs with Roc Nation


According to Dan Rafael of, Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward became the first big name fighter to sign with new boxing promoter Roc Nation. Details of how the split with Goossen Promotions came about after years of legal battling were not disclosed, but Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions clearly was not happy with the result. “That chapter is closed. ... Read More »

Redkach stops Amidu in six

Ivan Redkach scored a 6th round stoppage over Yakubu Amidu in round six of their schedule 10-round Lightweight bout at the Morango Resort in Cabazon, California. Redkach scored two knockdowns in round six and the bout was stopped at 3:00. Redkach, 137 lbs of Shostka, UKR is now 18-0 with 14 knockouts. Amidu, 137 of Accra, GHA is now 19-6-2. ... Read More »

Roc Nation acquires Gary Shaw and GSP stable

Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw Productions has been absorbed by Roc Nation Sports according to Dan Rafael of Under the agreement, Gary Shaw Productions will be absorbed into Roc Nation Sports — including most of the contracts of the 20 or so fighters he promotes — and Shaw will run Roc Nation Sports’ boxing division along with chief operating officer David Itskowitch, ... Read More »

Alvarado arrested on gun charge

Mike Alvarado

Former world champion Mike Alvarado was arrested on a gun charge stemming from an old warrent but his January 24 fight with Brandon Rios will go on without a hitch according to Dan Rafael of “We are aware of everything that went on that we can be aware of and we were told that Mike hasn’t missed any training ... Read More »

Taylor to defend Middleweight crown against Mora


Jermain Taylor will defend his IBF Middleweight title against Sergio Mora in Biloxi, Mississippi on February 6 according to Dan Rafael of The bout will be televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. “It’s a quality fight and it gives Jermain a chance to defend his title before his mandatory defense is due,” said Taylor’s promoter Lou DiBella said. “And ... Read More »



Jon Jones 205 – Daniel Cormier 205 (UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE) Donald Cerrone 155.5 – Myles Jury 155.5 Nate Marquardt 185.5 – Brad Tavares 185 Kyoji Horiguchi 125 – Louis Gaudinot 125 Hector Lombard 170.5 – Josh Burkman 171 Danny Castillo 156 – Paul Felder 156 Cody Garbrandtb 135.5 – Marcus Brimage 136 Jared Connonier 235 – Shawn Jordan 261 ... Read More »

Eubank Jr. to face Chudinov February 28 for Middleweight belt

Dmitry Chudinov will defend his WBA Interim title against Chris Eubank Jr. as part of the Tyson Fury – Christan Hammer card in London, according to Dan Rafael of Promoter Frank Warren also announced that Jr. Bantamweight champion Zolono Tete will defend against Paul Butler in Liverpool on March 6. “It’s been a busy Christmas period, but I’m delighted ... Read More »

Fury to face Hammer on February 28

Tyson Fury

WBO Mandatory Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will risk his position when he takes on Christian Hammer on February 28 in London according to Dan Rafael of “I’ve said all along I’m not like these other fighters in the division who pussyfoot around, take soft touches and call themselves fighters,” Fury said. “I could have taken an easy job at ... Read More »

Echevarria decisions Lopez


Andy Ruiz jr. remained undefeated by scoring a 10-round unanimous decision over former world champion Sergei Liakhovich in a Heavyweight bout at he Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Ruiz, 267 3/4 lbs won by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 96-94 and is now 24-0. Likahovich, 231 1/4 lbs is now 26-7. Daniel Echevarria scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Noe ... Read More »

Vasquez stops Thompson in 9

WBA Interim Super Featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez stopped Sergio Thompson in 9 rounds at Arena Quequi in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The title was not on the line and Thompson got stripped for weighing in 3 pounds over the mandated 130 pound limit. The time of the stoppage was 3:00 of round nine for Vazquez 133 lbs of Costa Rica ... Read More »

Cuellar retains interim title with 5th round stoppage over Tamayo


Jesus Cuellar retained the WBA Interim Featherweight title with a 5th round stoppage over Ruben Tamayo and the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. in round four, Cuellar sent Tamayo o the canvas with a right hand. Just moments later body shot sent Cullerar down for a 3nd tine in the round. Cuellar dropped Tamayo with another body shot in ... Read More »



Marcos Rogerio de Lima scored a 1st round stoppage over Igor Pokrajac in a Light Heavyweight bout. de Lima landed a huge right that dropped Pokrajac with a booming right and pounced on him and the fight was stopped at de Lima, 205 lbs of Brazil is 13-3. Pokrajic, 206 lbs of Croatia is now 25-12-1. Renalto Moicano scored a ... Read More »

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 »

Stevenson defends Light Heavy crown with 5th round stoppage over Sukhotsky

HBO Boxing After Dark Weigh-In: Adonis Stevenson vs Tony Bellew

Adonis Stevenson retained the WBC Light Heavyweight title with a 5th round stoppage over Dmitry Sukhotsky at Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. In round two, Stevenson dropped Sukhotsky with a straight left. In round five, Stevenson dropped Sukhotsky three times all from hard left hands with the final being a crushing shot to the jaw the left ... Read More »

Klitschko to defend title April 25 in Brooklyn


According to Dan Rafael of, 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 on Wednesday night. “The contract is not signed yet but we have a handshake deal and we ... Read More »