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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 »

Valdez stops Ramirez in three

Oscar Valdez remained perfect by stopping Jose Ramirez in round three of a scheduled 8-round Super Featherweight bout at the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo, Texas. Valdez landed a perfect left hook to the body in round three that sent Ramirez down for the ten count at 2:05. Valdez, 127 1/2 lbs is now 15-0 with 14 knockouts. Ramirez, 128 ... 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 »

Galarza stops Moore in three

Frank Galarza remained undefeated by scoring a 3rd round stoppage over Sheldon Moore in a scheduled 8-round Jr. Middleweight bout at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. In round three, Galarza landed a left hook that he followed up with a combination that was capped off by a right to the body that sent Moore down for 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 »

Beterbiev dumps Campillo in four

Adonis Stevenson

Adonis Stevenson retained his Light Heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Sakia Bika at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. In round six, Stevenson dropped Bika with a straight left. In round nine, Stevenson scored a 2nd knockdown with a lead left to the head. Stevenson, 175 lbs of Montreal won by scores of 116-110, 115-110 and ... Read More »

Ramirez decisions Hidlago

Julian Ramirez remained undefeated with a 10-round unanimous over Raul Hidalgo in a 10-round Featherweight bout at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. In round nine, Hidalgo began to bleed from his nose. Ramirez, 126 lbs of East Los Angeles won by scores of 100-90 on all cards and is now 14-0. Hidalgo, 125 lbs of Nueva, MX is 23-13. ... Read More »

Araujo decisions Pereyra

Elias Araujo scored a 4-round unanimous decision over Jonatahn Pereyra in a Super Lightweight bout. Araujo, 135 1/2 lbs won by scores of 40-38, 40-37, 40-36 and is now 2-0. Pereyra, 135 1/2 lbs is 0-3. Read More »

Eubank Jr. and Saunders to fight separate bouts on May 9; Prelude to rematch?

Chris Eubank Jr and Billy Joe Saunders will compete in separate bout on May 9 in London that may be the prelude to a rematch, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. While Saunders won a split decision against Eubank to retain his British, Commonwealth and European titles, it was Eubank who went on to stop Dimitry Chudinov in the 12th ... 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 »

Charlo decisions Martirosyan

Gary Russell Jr

Gary Russell Jr. won the WBC Featherweight title with a fourth round stoppage over Jhonny Gonzalez at the Palms in Las Vegas. Russell dropped Gonzalez in the closing seconds of round two from a perfect right hook to the jaw. Russell scored a second knockdown in round four with a right hook to the head. Russell finished thins as he ... Read More »

Prieto decisions Silva

Javier Prieto won a 10-round unanimous decsision over Jorge Silva in a Welterweight bout at Domo Deportivo in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Prieto, 147 lbs won by scores of 98-93, 97-92 and 96-03 and is now 25-8-2. Silva, 146 1/2 lbs is 20-8-2. Gilberto Gonzalez scored a 2nd round stoppage over David Rangel in a scheduled 10-round Super Lightweight bout. ... Read More »

Brook retains welter crown with stoppage after 4 over Dan

Kell Brook

Kell Brook made the 1st defense with a a stoppage after round four over mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield, England. In round two, Brook dropped Dan with a hard right uppercut. Seconds later, Brook sent Dan to the canvas a again from another right hand. In round three, Dan’s nose began to bleed. In round four, Brook dropped ... 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 »

Lopez stops Padilla in 9

Emanuel Lopez scored a 9th round stoppage over Carlos Padillas in a scheduled 12-round Super Featherweight bout at Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Lopez scored a knockdown in round seven. Lopez scored a knockdown in round nine from a wicked right to the body. Lopez was all over Padilla and landed a huge flurry and the ... 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

Juan Diaz

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 »

Clary decisions Solis

Toka Kahn Clary won an 8-round unanimous decision over Edwin Solis in a Super Featherweight bout. Clary, 127 lbs of Providence, RI won by scores of 78-64 twice and 78-73 and is now 15-0. Solis, 127 lbs of Tijuana, MX is now 6-3-3. Read More »

Barros stops Gonzalez in six

Jonathan Barros scored a 6th round stoppage over Sergio Gonzalez in a scheduled 10 round Super Featherweight bout at Club Sportivo Las Parejas, Las Parejas in Santa Fe, Argentina Barros registered a knockdown in round one, two and six. aIn round six Barros landed a huge flurry and Gonzalez corner threw in the towel at 35 seconds of round six. ... Read More »