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Hopkins to take on Kovalev with Saturday Kovalev win

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Bernard Hopkins will fight a unification bout with Sergey Kovalev provided that Kovalev wins his Saturday night fight with Blake Caparello according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “The fight got made in 30 hours, from the start of negotiations on Thursday to the signing of the contract [Friday] afternoon,” Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva said after faxing the signed agreements to ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

Brandon Rios 147 – Diego Chaves 148 Jessie Vargas 140 – Anton Novikov 139.4 (WBA Super Lightweight Title) Jesse Magdaleno 123 – Carlos Rodriguez 123.2 Jose Ramirez 142.4 – Alfredo Romero 138.2 Erick De Leon 130.6 – Pedro Toledo 134.4 Saul Rodriguez 132.8 – Orlando Vazquez 132.2 Shane Mosley Jr. 159.6 – Jerome Jones 161 Cody Crowley 154 – Herb ... Read More »

Weights from Atlantic City

Sergey Kovalev 174 – Blake Caparello 174 (WBO Light heavyweight Title) Isaac Chilemba 175.5 – Corey Cummings 174 Dmitry Mikhaylenko 153 – Sechew Powell 148 Adam Kownacki 258 – Charles Ellis 233 DeCarlo Perez 158 – Marcus Willis 158 Joey Dawejko 236 – David Williams 233 Hakim Bryant 155 – Anthony Watson 154 Read More »

Broner, Matthysse Berto are back September 6

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former world champions Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto will appear on a fight card in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati on September 6 on Showtime. Broner will face Emanuel Taylor in a scheduled 12-round bout, Golden Boy Promotions said on Thursday. Matthysse will appear in the 10-round co-feature against Roberto Ortiz. Berto will ... Read More »

Chavez – Froch in negotiations

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According to Dan RaFael of espn.com, IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch may defend his title against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on January 24 in Las Vegas. “Talks have re-opened with Top Rank regarding a proposed Froch versus Chavez fight with a date of Jan. 24th penciled,” Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, Froch’s promoter, told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “Obviously, we have ... Read More »

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 »

Benavidez stops Auraad in one

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Jose Benavidez Jr. remained perfect by stopping Henry Auraad in the 1st round of their scheduled 8-round Welterweight bout at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Benavidez scored a knockdown with a right hand. Auraad was hurt and a big flurry dropped him for a second time. Auraad got to his feet but was stumbling and the referee stopped the ... 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 »

Carmona decisions Rodriguez

David Carmona won a 10-round unanimous decision over Ricardo Rodriguez in a Super Flyweight bout at Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Carmona, 115 lbs of Mexico City won by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 and is now 17-2-4. Rodriguez, 115 lbs of Los Angeles, CA is now 9-2. Irving Cruz scored a 3rd round stoppage ... Read More »

Gomez decisions Paris

Frankie Gomez scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Vernon Paris in a Jr. Welterweight bout at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California. Gomez scored a knockdown n round four in a bout the Gomez dominated but Paris showed heart by hanging in and landing punches of his own. Gomez, 140 lbs of East Los Angeles, CA won by scores ... 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 »

Garcia decisions Prescott

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Roberto Garcia scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott in a Welterweight bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Garcia won despite getting dropped in round nine but hung on to win win 96-92, 96-93 and 95-94. Garcia, 146 lbs of Mexico is now 36-3. Prescott, 146 1/2 lbs of Colombia is now 2706. Caleb Truax scored a ... 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 »

Vidal stops Kantun in 8!!!

Jonathan Vidal scored an 8th round stoppage over Juan Kantun in a scheduled 10-round Super Flyweight bout at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Vida dropped Kantun with a right hand and Kantun was not able to beat the 10 count at 2:44 of round 8. Vidal, 115 lbs is now 18-2 with 10 knockouts. Kantun is now 21-7-3. ... Read More »

Gesta stops Arceo after 6

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Former world title challenger Mercito Gesta stopped Luis Areceo after round six of their scheduled 10-round Jr. Welterweight bout at Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco, California. Gesta dominated the bout as he bloodied the nose and swelled the face of Arceo. After round six, the ringside doctor stopped the fight citing too many head blows. Gesta, 138 1/2 lbs of ... Read More »

Taylor decisions Mayfield

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Emanuel Taylor scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Karim Mayfield in a Jr. Welterweight bout at the Paramount Theater in Huntingtin, New York. Mayfield did well with the right hand over the first two rounds. Taylor turned it around and boxed well using his jab and angles to take control of the fight. Mayfield scored a flash knockdown in round ... 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 »

Canelo wins a split decision in fight that figured to be controversial

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LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t pretty. In terms of style, it was more of a miss than a hit. More whiff than wow. A lot was expected of Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. In the end, however, it was exactly what many thought it would be. Controversial. Split decisions always are. Alvarez won it. But he didn’t exactly celebrate it. ... 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 »

Weights from Las Vegas

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Canelo Alvarez 155 – Erislandy Lara 155 Abner Mares 126.5 – Jonathan Oquendo 126.5 Juan Manuel Lopez 130 – Francisco Vargas 129 Johan Perez 140 – Muaricio Herrera 140 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

Chris Arreola

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 »