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Emanuel Augustus shot in the head

Former Jr. Welterweight contender Emanuel Augustus is clinging to life after being shot in the back of the head in Baton Rouge, Louisiana according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Augustus, a junior welterweight who used to go by Emanuel Burton, grew up in Baton Rogue and, according to The Advocate newspaper there, he was shot just a few blocks from ... Read More »

Herrera to defend Interim title against Benavidez on Bradley – Chaves card on December 13

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Interim Super Lightweight titlist Mauricio Herrera will defend his belt against undefeated prospect Jose Benavidez on December 13 as part of the Timothy Bradley – Diego Chaves televised undercard in Las Vegas. “He’s ready to fish or cut bait,” said Benavidez promoter Bob Arum. “You got to take a shot at some point. He wanted this fight. You win, you ... Read More »

Bundrage reclaims Jr. Middleweight crown with decision over Molina

Cornelius Bundrage reclaimed the IBF Jr. Middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Carlos Molina at the Oasis Hotel Complex in Cancun, Mexico. Bundrage dropped Molina in the 1st round from a hard right. Molina began to get back in the fight in round’s three and four as he started to pepper Bundrage from the outside. The pace of ... Read More »

DeGale to fight Periban on Cleverly – Bellew card on November 22

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, top rated Super Middleweight James DeGale will take on Marco Antonio Periban on November 22 in Liverpool, England. “This is like a second final eliminator as if I don’t beat him, I don’t box for a world title,” DeGale said. “It’s a good test. He took Sakio Bika close and he had J’Leon Love ... Read More »

Macklin – Heiland eliminator to be rescheduled for November 15

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Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin’s title eliminator against Jorge Sebastien Heiland has been rescheduled according to Dan Rafael of espn.com Ireland’s Macklin and Heiland, of Argentina, will meet on Nov. 15 at The 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Thursday. Read More »

Verdejo scores 3rd round stoppage

The main event saw former Olympian and current Puerto Rican press sensation, Félix “El Diamante” Verdejo, 134.8 of San Juan, P.R. fight a seasoned but limited Sergio “El Cuate” Villanueva, 133.2. It was quickly evident who the fan favorite was as the Puerto Rican prospect drew cheers from the crowd as soon as he walked into the ring. The first ... Read More »

Timothy Bradley to face Diego Chaves on December 13 in Las Vegas

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Former two-division champion Timotht Bradley will take on Diego Chaves on December 13 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and will be televised on HBO according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “I’m excited to get back into the ring and showcase myself,” Bradley told ESPN.com on Thursday night. “Chaves is not that well known but the boxing fans know ... Read More »

Tete – Butler 115 lb. title fight postponed

The October 25 IBF Jr. Bantamweight title bout between Zolani Tete and Paul Butler has been postponed due to a broken left hand to Tete according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “It’s very disappointing for all involved, especially for Paul, who has put everything into this world title challenge against Tete,” said Butler’s promoter Frank Warren. “Unfortunately, hand injuries are ... Read More »

Stiverne – Wilder purse bid postponed

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The Purse bid for the WBC Heavyweight title bout between champion Bermane Stiverne and undefeated challenger Deontay Wilder has been postponed until October 6 according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “There is no date,” WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said in a statement given to ESPN.com. “Both camps told me they are very close to a deal, so when I get ... Read More »

N’Dam decisions Stevens; earns Middleweight title shot

Hassan N’Dam scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Curtis Stevens in an IBF Middleweight elimination bout at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. N’Dam boxed well from the outside and never let Stevens get on track with power shots. It was N’Dam that scored the only knockdown when he landed a short right hand in round eight that sent ... Read More »

Quigg and McDonnell to defend titles on Cleverly – Bellew card

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WBA Super Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and IBF Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will defend their titles on a big bill on November 22 in Liverpool that will support the rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew. “Many people have asked me why I am going back to Liverpool to fight Tony Bellew again, and the answer is simple: I don’t ... Read More »

Gradovich to defend against Velez on Crawford – Beltran card

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, IBF Featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich will defend his title against Jayson Velez on November 29 as part of the Terence Crawford – Ray Beltran undercard in in Omaha, Nebraska. “It’s a real good fight, I think,” said Gradovich’s promoter Bob Arum. “Gradovich and this kid Velez both come to fight. It’s hard for me ... Read More »

Bute to take on Bolonti on December 6

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Former Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute will be back in action on December 6 at the Bell centre in Montreal when he takes on former world title challenger Roberto Bolonti. “I wanted to face a quality opponent who is coming to fight,” Bute said. “Bolonti is a persistent, come-forward boxer who is difficult to rattle. This is exactly what I ... Read More »

Drozd defeats Wlodarcyk; takes WBC Cruiser title

Grigory Drozd won the WBC Cruiserweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over reigning champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia. Drozd sent Wlodarczyk to the canvas from a flurry of punches in round eight. That, combined with a cut over his left eye had Wladarczyk in trouble. He trailed 79-72 twice and 78-73 as ... Read More »

UFC 178 WEIGHTS

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Demetrious Johnson 124 1/2 – Chris Cariaso 124 1/2 (UFC FLYWEIGHT TITLE) Eddie Alvarez 155 – Donald Cerrone 155 Connor McGregor 146 – Dustin Poirier 145 1/2 Tim Kennedy 185 – Yoel Romero 185 Cat Zingano 135 – Amanda Nunes 135 Dominick Cruz 134 – Takeya Mizugaki 136 James Krause 155 – Jorge Masvidal 155 Patrick Cote 170 1/2 – ... Read More »

New Phoenix promotional company set for debut

Ben Miranda Boxing Promotions will make its Arizona debut Friday night with a card scheduled for seven bouts at the Phoenix Convention Center. Phoenix super-middleweight Andrew Hernandez (6-0-1, 1 KO) is scheduled for the main event against Rollin Williams, also of Phoenix. Williams is 48-years old, according to boxrec.com. His 43 pro fights include 23 victories, 18 losses, two draws ... Read More »

Cleverly to rematch Bellew at Cruiserweight

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will rematch one of his former opponents in Tony Bellew in November in England. “I’m so pleased to get this over the line and deliver another huge domestic grudge match for British boxing,” Hearn said. “This fight has everything — quality, controversy and a genuine rivalry that will ... Read More »

Abregu to take on Ali on Hopkins – Kovalev card

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In the first made fight between Top Rank and Golden Boy in several years, Luis Carlos Abregu will take on Sadam Ali in a Welterweight bout on November 8 in Atlantic City as the HBO-televised co-feature to Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev Light Heavyweight unification bout, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Hopefully, this is the first of many fights ... Read More »

Gonzalez wins Flyweight crown with 9th round stoppage of Yaegashi

Classy WBC Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez remained perfect and made the the title by stopping reigning champion Akira Yaegashi at Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Gonzalez dropped Yaegashi in round three from a perfect left hook. With his right eye swelled, Yaegashi took a vicious 6-punch combination that was capped off ny a left uppercut that deposited him on ... Read More »

Mayweather admits that All Access is staged

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At Tuesday’s Nevada Commission hearing, pound for for pound king Floyd Mayweather admitted that scenes from the All Access television program are staged. When questioned about a 31 straight minute sparring session and on camera marijuana use by female friends of Mayweather. “We monitor every training session at Mayweather Boxing Club. I don’t take breaks during 15-minute rounds, but we ... Read More »

Ponomarev scores many-sided decision over Rivera

PHOENIX — He is a man of many faces. A baby face. A face of intimidation. He’s man of many styles. Left-handed and right-handed. Heavy-handed, too. In the end, the many sides of Russian welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev provided to be too much for Cosme Rivera Saturday on a UniMas-televised card Ponomarev baffled Rivera with a variety of looks and style, ... Read More »

Castro stops Becerra in three

Victor Castro scored a 3rd round stoppage over Pablo Becerra in a scheduled 6-round Jr. Welterweight bout. Castro dropped Becerra at the end of the 3rd round with a hard left hook and the fight was stopped at 2:59 of round three. Castro, 137 lbs of Phoenix, AZ is now 12-0 with 6 knockouts. Becerra, 136 3/4 lbs of Hermosillo, ... Read More »

Mchunu decisions Wilson

World ranked Cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Garrett Wilson at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Mchunu dominated the action as he boxed and countered against the hard charging Wilson. Wilson had swelling around the right eye. The only blemish for Mchunu was being docked a point in the final frame for hitting behind the head. ... Read More »

Jhonny Gonzalez to defend Featherweight crown against Arce

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Featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez will defend his Featherweight world title against former world champion Jorge Arce in October 4 in Los Mochis, Mexico, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “I will face a strong and experienced fighter, who has won five world titles, so I will prepare as if I am challenging a world champion,” Gonzalez said. “Arce throws ... Read More »

Mayweather stays unbeaten, keeps his fingers and re-ignites talk about Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept alive his pursuit of an unbeaten legacy. Kept his fingers, too. In a rematch full of some unusual twists and Marcos Maidana’s mouth full of more than a mouthpiece, the result Saturday night at the MGM Grand was predictable. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) shook off some heavy punches from the wild-swinging Maidana (35-5, ... Read More »

De La Hoya promises major cards in Vegas that could conflict with Mayweather

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By Norm Frauenheim- LAS VEGAS – Oscar De La Hoya got a key to the city Saturday and promised major cards in Vegas around each of the Mexican holidays in May and September. “I have to thank the great Julio Cesar Chavez, because that man got that tradition started,’’ De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, said to fans ... Read More »

Mayweather to make at $32 Million for Maidana rematch

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Pound for Pound king, Floyd Mayweather will earn at $32 million for his rematch with Marcos Maidana on Saturday night. Maidana’s minimum guarantee for the fight is $3 million, double his guarantee for the fight in May. But he earned more than that from Argentina television rights and an additional $1.5 million payment to wear the kind of gloves Mayweather ... Read More »

Ortiz stops Kayode in 1 to claim WBA Interim Heavyweight belt

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Luis Ortiz won the WBA Interim Heavyweight title with a 1st round stoppage over Lateef Kayode in a fight between undefeated Heavyweights at the Joint at The Hard Rock in Las Vegas. Ortiz scored a knockdown in the first thirty seconds from a a right hook to the head. Kayode looked like he was steady until he ate a vicious ... Read More »

Crawford to defend Lightweight crown against Beltran

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com. WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford will make the 2nd defense of his title against Raymundo Beltran on November 29 in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. “After the way the people of Omaha responded to the June fight, there is a hunger now there for boxing, especially for Terence Crawford,” said Crawford’s promoter Bob Arum ... Read More »