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Marquez to take on Alvarado on May 17th in Los Angeles

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former world champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado will christen to return of boxing to the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California on May 17th. like most about it is the historical significance,” said Top Rank’s Bob Arum. “They spent a lot of money refurbishing the Forum and it brings back memories of all ... Read More »

Porter to defend Welterweight belt against Malignaggi on Hopkins – Shumenov card

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IBF Welterweight champion Shawn Porter will defend his title against former two-division belt holder Paulie Malignaggi on April 19th in Washington, D.C. as part of a championship tripleheader that will be televised on Showtime according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “This is a very meaningful fight for Paulie and for Shawn,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. “I think ... Read More »

Dino Duva signs Chinese Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei

According to Dan Rafael of espn.con, a new promotional company headed by Dino Duva and brothers Terry and Tommy Lane have signed Chinese Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei. The name of the company is Dynasty Boxing. “I have a long way to go. I’m a freshman in professional boxing, and there will be a lot of things I have to learn,” Zhang ... Read More »

Canelo gets the victory and the boos

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LAS VEGAS – Canelo Alvarez got the victory. Got the boos, too Alvarez won the fight, but failed to win back many of his disaffected fans with a 10th-round technical knockout of Alfredo Angulo Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Canelo’s first fight since a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September was supposed to restore his popularity among Mexican ... Read More »

Arce takes out Silva in 5

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Former multi division world champion Jorge Arce scored a 5th round stoppage over Aldimar Silva in a scheduled 10 round Featherweight bout at Domo de la Macroplaza in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico Arce dropped Silva in round 3 three with a perfect right hand. He sent Silva to the canvas for 2nd time in round five from an inside left hook. ... Read More »

Nugaev gets victory after Quintero injures hand

Rustam Nugaev got a dubious victory after Marvin Quintero injured his left hand and the bout had to be halted at the end of round four of their scheduled ten round Jr. Welterweight bout at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California. Quintero, who was fortunate to be in the fight after missing Friday’s weigh in due to ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

Canelo Alvarez 155 – Alfredo Angulo 154.5 Leo Santa Cruz 122 – Cristian Mijares 122 (WBC Super Bantamweight Title) Jorge Linares 134.5 – Nihito Arakawa 134.5 Ricardo Alvarez 135 – Sergio Thompson 135 Read More »

Molina jailed ; fight with Charlo in jeopardy

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IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Carlos is in a Las Vegas jail due to some outstanding warrants that is putting his title defense with Jermall Charlo in jeopardy that is scheduled for this Saturday in Las Vegas according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “We’re still working on getting him out of jail,” Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules told ESPN.com on Thursday ... Read More »

Morales postpones bout with Paez Jr.

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Legendary former world champion Erik Morales was forced to postpone his March 22nd bout with Jorge Paez Jr. due to a hand injury suffered in training according to Dan Rafael of espn.com Read More »

Angulo defeats Cano on cuts

In a battle of rormer world title challengers, Fernando Angulo stopped Pablo Cesar Cano in the 9th round of a scheduled ten round Welterweight bout at World Trade Center in Naucalpan, México, Mexico. It was a close fight with both guys being aggressive. In round nine, Angulo caught Cano with a hard over hand right that opened up a cut ... Read More »

Chavez decisions Vera in rematch

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. registered his 2nd victory over Bryan Vera in 7 months by scoring am entertaining 12 round unanimous decision in a Super Middleweight bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Chavez was much better then the lethargic version of himself in September as he started quickly being much more active. He was dominant with body punches ... Read More »

Golovkin postpones April 26 bout after death of father

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WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was forced to postpone his April 26 fight with Andy Lee after the death of his father according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “He can’t fight on April 26,” said Golovkin;s promoter Tom Loeffler. “There’s a 40-day mourning period. He will be staying with his family. His two older brothers died (in military action) and ... Read More »

Diaz prevails, Najera entertains, and Saucedo disappoints (somewhat) in South Texas

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SAN ANTONIO – Houston lightweight Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz, a former world champion, found across from him in Saturday’s sixth and final off-television match a motivated opponent with a workable gameplan and little respect for Diaz’s resume. It was no matter – Diaz dispatched of him with time anyway. Diaz (39-4, 19 KOs) whacked and wore-down Mexican Gerardo Robles (18-13, ... Read More »

Figueroa out of Alvarez title defense this Saturday

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Omar Figueroa will not be able to defend his Lightweight title this Saturday against Ricardo Alvarez on the Canelo Alvarez – Alfredo Angulo Pay Per View card in Las Vegas due to a hand injury according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “It’s the same thing he did to the hand in the last fight against (Nihito) Arakawa,” said Golden Boy ... Read More »

Crawford captures Lightweight crown with decision over Burns

Terence Crawford won the WBO Lightweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over reigning champion Ricky Burs in front of a pro-Burns crowd at the Scottish Exhibition Center in Glasgow, Scotland. Crawford controlled the action with his boxing and won by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112. Crawford, 134 1/4 lbs of Omaha, NE becomes a world champion and ... Read More »

Servania stops former champ Munoz in 12th

Genesis Servania scored a 12th round stoppage over former two-time champion Alexander Munoz in the final scheduled round of their Super Bantamweight bout at the Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines Servania scored knockdowns in round’s 2, 9 and the final came from a left hook in the final frame. Munoz got to his feet ... Read More »

Chavez makes weight; Salido looks hopeless

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SAN ANTONIO – What may well prove to be the most suspenseful moment of Saturday’s Chavez Jr.-Vera II card happened a day early when, framed by a clever prop, Mexico’s former middleweight titlist “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. made the super middleweight limit by a half pound. In so doing, Chavez demonstrated an often-absent professionalism, and returned ... Read More »

Ali’s gloves used for Liston fight sell for $873,000

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the gloves that Muhammad Ali used for his fight with Sonny Liston sold for $873,000 at an auction. “These are the very gloves that Ali wore when he claimed his first heavyweight championship 50 years ago and, given the attention these received from media and fans all over the world, and the spectacular price ... Read More »

Sonsona takes out Shimoda in three

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Former world title challenger Marvin Sonsona scored an explosive 3rd round stoppage over former title holder Akafumi Shimoda in a scheduled 12 round Featherweight bout. Sonsona landed a perfect uppercut that crumpled Shimoda to the canvas and he was counted out at 1:17 of round three. Sonsona, of the Philippines is now 18-1-1 with 15 knockouts. Shimoda of Japan is ... Read More »

Vazquez defends Lightweight crown over Shafikov

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Miguel Vazquez defended his IBF Lightweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Denis Shafikov at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macao, China. Vazquez picked, pecked, got in, got out and held before Shafikov could mount any offense throughout the contest. Shaifov was cut on the forehead and over the right eye. Vazquez of Mexico won by ... Read More »

Lundy decisions Santana

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Hank Lundy scored a 9th round knockdown en route to a 10 round unanimous decision over Angelo Santana in a Lightweight bout at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Lundy and Santana fought on even terms through the 1st four rounds but Lundy then took over the middle frames as he fought mostly out of the southpaw stance. In round ... Read More »

Cotto to face Martinez for Middleweight title on June 7th at MSG in NYC

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the much anticipated showdown between three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and currant Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is on for June 7th in Madison Square Garden. The bout will be televised on HBO Pay Per View. “It’s done. Ready to go,” Top Rank president Todd duBoef, Cotto’s promoter, told ESPN.com. “I think the energy and ... Read More »

Avila decisions Quevedo

Manuel Avila scored a 10 round unanimous decision over Enrique Quevedo in Super Bantamweight bout at the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California. Avila dominated the action and scored a knockdown in the 10th round and won by scores of 97-92 on all cards. Avila, 122 lbs of Fairfield, CA is now 14-0. Quevedo, 121.5 lbs of San Pedro, CA ... Read More »

Magdaleno stops Pazos in 4

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Former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno scored a 4th round stoppage over Jorge Pazos in a scheduled 10 round Lightweight fight at the C. Robert Lee Activity Center in Hawaiian Garden, California. Magdaleno dropped Pazons in round three with a straight left. Magdaleno finished things in the next round by sending Pazos to the canvas for referee Jack Reiss’s ten ... Read More »

Algieri decisions Taylor

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Chris Algieri remained perfect and scored the biggest win of his career by scoring a 10 round unanimous decision over IBF number 6 ranked Jr. Welterweight Emanuel Taylor at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York. Algieri was the busier man as he was urged on by his hometown fans. He was fighting just minuted from his Huntington home. Algieri, ... Read More »

Froch – Groves 2 on for May 31st

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch will rematch George Groves after the two had a controversial fight on November 23rd that saw Froch score a 9th round stoppage. The fight was halted prematurely by most accounts. “I’m pleased to finally get my next fight confirmed,” Froch said. “We had a number of options but ... Read More »

Bling and blast: Maldonado stops Nater after four

SAN ANTONIO – Albuquerque welterweight Fidel Maldonado has the bling – sparkly purple trunks, gold trimmed, matching tights and safety-green boots – and occasional flashes of power, but ultimately a Monday Night Boxing main event in a Cowboys Dancehall bullring will likely mark the peak of his televised accomplishments. If that is the case, Maldonado’s (18-2, 15 KOs) corner stoppage ... Read More »

Garcia decisions Gonzalez

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Late replacement Roberto Garcia scored a 10 round split decision over Norberto Gonzalez in a Middleweight bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Each fighter took a scorecard 95-94 while Garcia won the deciding card at 96-93. Garcia of Texas is now 34-3. Gonzalez of Mexico is now 20-3. Kamil Laszczyk scored an eight round unanimous decision over former world ... Read More »

Mayorga off of February 21st card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Former two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga has been pulled off a February 21st card in Rhode Island due to a promotional dispute with Don King. “Your actions constitute a knowing, intentional and unjustified tortious interference with the agreement,” King attorney Cornelius “Carl” Lewis wrote to Burchfield in the letter, which was obtained by ESPN.com. ... Read More »