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JANUARY 24, 2015 
 RAMIREZ OUTPOINTS VLASOV IN COLORADO

Gilberto Ramirez W10 Maxim Vlasov... In Broomfield, Colorado, Mexico's Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez defeated Russia's Maxim Zaslov via unanimous decision. Official scores were 96-94 and 97-93 (twice). Ramirez, a super middleweight, won clearly, but didn't quite live up to the heavy hype he has been receiving, as Zaslov mounted a bit of a late rally. Still, Ramirez outlanded Vlasov 171 punches to 115 and the tough Vlasov generally fights in the light heavyweight division. Ramirez improves to 31-0 and joins Isaac Chilemba as the only pro boxers to defeat Vlasov (30-2). source hbo


 
JANUARY 24, 2015 


DBN SHOW: PACQUIAO SIGNS CONTRACT; WHAT ABOUT MAYWEATHER?
by Dontae Williams

Also: Leo Santa Cruz, the "$3 Million Man"



 
JANUARY 23, 2015 


COLORADO WEIGH-IN REPORT

Weights from Colorado: Mike Alvarado, 146.5 pounds vs. Brandon Rios, 146.75; and Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez, 170.5 vs. Maxim Vlasov, 170. Tickets are still available via http://www.altitudetickets.com. HBO will televise source: Top Rank Twitter account

 
JANUARY 23, 2015 


2004 OLYMPIAN ALEX DE JESUS RETURNS TO ACTION NEXT MONTH

Super bantamweight Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (15-0) is comong off a bouty last August in which he was knocked down four times but scored three knocdowns of his own to defeat Roberto Castaneda by majority decision. On February 7th, the Puerto Rican will headline a show at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum, in Carolina, Puerto Rico against Josean Figueroa (8-3-1, alternate spelling Figuroa). The show will also feature welterweights Alexander “Pollo" de Jesus (20-1) against The Barbados' Christopher  Henry (25-25). De Jesus was a 2004 Olympian for Puerto Rico but has been out of the ring for more than 4 years due to reported incarceration. The show will also have a rematch between Carlos “Chicano” Cotto (7-0-1) and  Jimmy Suarez (2-5) who was disqualified in their 2013 meeting. Tickets are available at www.tcpr.com. --Scott Shaffer

 
JANUARY 23, 2015 


LINARES TO FACE GAMBOA NEXT?

According to the WBC, the first defense that Jorge Linares makes of the WBC lightweight belt could come against fan favorite Yurokis Gamboa of Cuba. Linares won the vacant title defeating Mexican Javier Prieto via knockout on December 30th in Japan. The weak lineage of the WBC belt (vacated by Adrien Broner in 2013, stripped from Omar Figueroa in 2014, Linares facing a boxer coming off two straight draws for the vacant title) makes it a paper title at present, but Linares-Gamboa would be entertaining. Gamboa's promoter, Pepé Gómez of Cancún Boxingr, comfirmed that negotiations are underway and a meeting with Linares is set for the coming days. Yuriorkis is coming off a win over Joel Montes de Oca. --Scott Shaffer

 
JANUARY 23, 2015 


MATHYSSE TO REMAIN WITH GOLDEN BOY

Press Release: Argentina's Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) has renewed his promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions, it was announced today. "As Golden Boy works to put together a 2015 full of huge, fan-friendly fights, Lucas Matthysse is, and will now remain, a core part of our team," said Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions. "Lucas is a strong and powerful fighter, someone the elite of the division have to look out for in the years to come, and we are excited to continue our successful partnership with him." Matthysse lost to world 140-pound champion in 2013 and returned with two wins in 2014.

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JANUARY 23, 2015 
 SPIKE TV UNVEILS DEAL TO AIR HAYMON SHOWS

Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez is first main event

Press Release: Spike TV [announced it will work with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions] to expand its combat sports roster with a primetime boxing series that will debut Friday, March 13th at 9:00pm ET/PT. The first Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series event on Spike will showcase Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter vs. Roberto Garcia.

                Spike Gets In The Ring With Premier Boxing Champions

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JANUARY 23, 2015 
 AMIR MANSOUR CALLS OUT JOEY DAWJEKO

Heavyweight Amir "Hard Core" Mansour directed a very specific call-out to Mark Cipparone, the manager of Joey Dawjeko. Mansour and Dawjeko are both Philadelphia-area heavyweights. Here is what Mansour posted on social media: "Attention:@Mark Cipparone... you stated after my last fight that you would pay me $250,000 to fight Joey....I have a May 8th date on ESPN to make this fight happen!!!! Now put your money where your mouth is: If Joey is still standing after the 10th round, you can keep half!! And if you don't really have the money, I will gladly take a piece of your company!!! Now let's see how serious your mouth and money is!!!" While Mansour is too optimistic hoping to earn a quarter of a million dollars for an ESPN date, a fight between Mansour (21-1) and Dawjeko (13-3-2) would be a very entertaining ESPN event. --Scott Shaffer

 
JANUARY 23, 2015 


CABALLERO-GUEVARA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

Press Release: Golden Boy Promotions held a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday to announce the Feb. 27th IBF bantamweight title defense by Randy "El Matador" Caballero against Alberto "Metro" Guevara. The event was hosted by Oscar De La Hoya, founder and president of Golden Boy Promotions.  Other fighters featured on the card participated in the press conference including Mexicali's Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) who fights in his first eight-round bout against Los Angeles super bantamweight Manuel "Suavecito" Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs). Plus, Chinese heavyweight Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) spoke about his upcoming opening telecast bout on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes, a four-round fight against Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs).  Below is what the fighters had to say:

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JANUARY 22, 2015 
 FALOWO-LAMOUR ADDED TO JAN. 30TH ESPN2 SHOW

Press Release: During their amateur careers New England middleweights Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs), of Portland, Maine, and Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs), of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, met several times, with Lamour defeating Falowo all but once. Now these two fighters meet again as pros for hometown bragging rights on the January 30th edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.

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JANUARY 22, 2015 
 TOP RANK-CHAVEZ LAWSUIT UPDATE
By Scott Shaffer

The lawsuit between Top Rank and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. is proceeding along, and the parties have asked the judge to set a trial date. Because the lawsuit has kept Chavez out of the ring, it is not surprising the super middleweight requested an earlier trial date than Top Rank.  Chavez wants a July trial date, while Top Rank seeks an October trial date. There had been talk of Chavez fighting IBF super middleweight titlist Carl Froch in the spring, but that speculation ended when Froch announced an injury.

 
JANUARY 22, 2015 


KELL BROOK TO DEFEND VS. JO JO DAN

Press Release: Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England on March 28th. The Sheffield star landed the title in August with a win over Shawn Porter and now he makes a long-awaited return to action in his hometown, his first fight there since he stopped Vyacheslav Senchenko in October 2013.

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JANUARY 22, 2015 
 PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED

Press Release: This  Saturday night, January 24th at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey, heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (31-3, 23 KOs) of Paulsboro, NJ will take on Cory Phelps (16-7-1, 8 KOs) of Catlettsburg, KY in a bout scheduled for ten rounds. The rest of the show is as follows:

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JANUARY 22, 2015 
 LATE RESULT FROM PHILLY

Raymond Serrano W6 Jerome Rodriguez... Raymond "Tito" Serrano won a six-round decision over fellow Philadelphian Jerome Rodriguez on Jan. 20th in both boxers' hometown, Philadelphia. Serrano (20-2 with 9 KOs) dominated all three scorecards, carrying them by 59-55.  The welterweight Serrano looked sharp, throwing combinations to both the head and body of Rodriguez (6-2-3 with 2 KOs).  This was Serrano's second comeback fight after taking nearly a year and a half away from the ring.  His promoter, Star Boxing, plans to bring Serrano back as soon as possible. source: star boxing press release

 
JANUARY 21, 2015 
 ALVARADO: "I WENT TO JAIL FOR ONE DAY AND I JUST MADE UP FOR THAT DAY ON THAT SUNDAY."

Press Release: Having split two prior wars, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios are just three days away from chapter three of their trilogy, which is set to take place this weekend just outside Denver, Colorado with HBO broadcasting. The two boxers, plus promoter Bob Arum discussed the fight via teleconference, and here is what they had to say:

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JANUARY 21, 2015 
 SHOWTIME THRILLED WITH WILDER-STIVERNE RATINGS

Press Release: Showtime Sports garnered a record audience for Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing headlined by newly minted WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder in his breakout win over Bermane Stiverne.  The main event ranks as the highest-rated fight on any premium network in the past 12 months while the entire three-fight telecast becomes the highest rated on Showtime in more than two years.  The Jan. 17th telecast attracted the second largest audience since 2004* behind the Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout event from Dec. 2012.  (*since Nielsen began to separately measure premium television multiplex channels).

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JANUARY 21, 2015 


JERMAIN TAYLOR APOLOGIZES BUT REMAINS DEFIANT IN BIZARRE VIDEO

The developing story of Jermain Taylor took another strange turn when the IBF middleweight champion posted a video of himself in the bathtub discussing the latest incident in which he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a man's head at a Martin Luther King Day parade after the man's young son dropped Taylor's championship belt on the floor. Already charged with shooting his cousin in a 2014 incident, Tayor put his career and his prospects of staying out of jail in jeopardy over the weekend. According to USA Today, Taylor pointed a loaded gun at a man, fired the weapon in the air and then pistol-whipped the man. Taylor was arrested and released on bond, but Arkansas Online reported that his bond from the earlier incident has been reovked and that Taylor will be heading to jail until his trial date, which is scheduled for June. Taylor was scheduled to defend his title against Sergio Mora on February 7th, but that fight is off, and Taylor's career has to be considered in serious jeopardy. In the video, Taylor says he has 24 hours to turn himself in, he apologizes for letting his fans down, but also criticizes the Martin Luther King Day parade for not providing candy to kids. Taylor also insists his problems were not caused by being a drug addict. However, Taylor has been knocked out by Kelly Pavlik, Carl Froch and and Arthur Abraham, plus been in several other hard hitting fights and suffered a brain bleed against Abraham. He was medically cleared to resume his career beofre his last a fight (a win over Sam Soliman), but his increasingly bizarre behavior could be evidence of a brain injury. Many former football players who have suffered repreated head blows and then exhibited violent behavior are being studied for chronic traumatic encepholopathy or CTE.  -Scott Shaffer

 
JANUARY 21, 2015 


DE LA HOYA TO LAUNCH SPANISH-LANGUAGE NETWORK

Press Release: Former world champion and current promoter Oscar De La Hoya will launch a new Spanish-language sports, travel and lifestyle cable television channel called De La Hoya TV, the "Golden Boy" announced at a conference in Miami, Florida. Offering news, analysis and original programming surrounding combat sports including boxing and MMA, the multi-platform network will feature entertainment, travel, lifestyle and news on international sports.

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JANUARY 21, 2015 
 DAVID PRICE ADDED TO ARTHUR ABRAHAM-PAUL SMITH SHOW

Press Release: David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) will face Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-2, 14 KOs) on February 21st at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany. The heavyweights go toe-to-toe on the undercard of the WBO super middleweight rematch between Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs), live on Sky Sports. Price returns, following a six-month injury lay-off, ready to kick-start his 2015 with a ten-round contest against the 34 year-old Brazilian, Costa Junior. The former British and Commonwealth Champion said, "Costa Junior is exactly the type of opponent I wanted. He’s got a decent record, similar to my own... Last year, he went twelve rounds with Christian Hammer, so we know he’s no mug. It will be another step up, but I think he will bring out the best in me. I’m confident I will get the win.’’ [Costa Junior defeated Eduardo Franca (25-28) over the weekend in Brazil]. Tickets are available via tickethall.de.

 
JANUARY 21, 2015 


CABALLERO TO DEFEND IBF BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST GUEVARA

Press Release: California's Randy "El Matador" Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will formally announce his first IBF bantamweight title defense shortly. Caballero will defend against Alberto "Metro" Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs) in a twelve-round homecoming bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) will face Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on the same card. Also slated to appear against opponenst to be determined are Nick Arce (1-0, 1 KO), Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) and China's Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs).

 
JANUARY 21, 2015 
 NICHOLAS WALTERS IS JAMAICA'S SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Press Release: World featherweight champion Nicholas "The Axeman" Walters was named Jamaican Sportsman of the Year at the 54th RJR Sports Foundation National Awards. The 29-year-old Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) had a spectacular 2014, stopping respected champions Vic Darchinyan (TKO5) and Nonito Donaire (TKO6). The win over Donaire gave him the lineal world championship at 126 pounds. "Getting sportsman of the year is like getting sportsman of the world," Walters told reporters at the gala held in his honor. "We are very proud to be part of "Team Walters" said promoter Leon Margules. "He is a superstar fighter who had his breakout year last year. This will not be the last time he wins this prestigious award. There are several big fights for Nicholas on the horizon that will further cement him as one of the game's top fighters."

 
JANUARY 21, 2015 
 FEB. 23RD SHOW BEING PLANNED FOR KUNMING CITY, CHINA

Press Release: Josh "The Boss" Baillie (2-1) is the latest Smithy's Gym boxer to earn an opportunity to fight overseas. The Cumbrian native has been signed to take on China's Xu Chan (4-1) on February 23rd in Kunming City in China's Yunnan Province. They will meet in a six-round super featherweight bout on a card presented by Zovi Promotions. "It's a big fight for me, and a big opportunity," Baillie said. "As an amateur I fought in England, Denmark,Scotland and Wales and now as a pro i'm excited to add China to the list. "Xu Chan is a good fighter,he's ranked number two in China. He's won four of his five bouts and looks like a top prospect. However it's a fight I'm confident I can win and I can't wait to get in there. I've got around 5 weeks to go so I'm going to put in the hard work in gym."

 
JANUARY 20, 2015 
 WBA ORDERS LEBEDEV-KALENGA

According to the WBA's website, WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and Youri Kalenga (who holds the WBA's interim title) must start negotiations for a mandatory title fight. According to the communication sent to both boxers and their teams, the negotiation period shall be thirty days. Therefore, Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) and Kalenga (21-1, 14 KOs) will have until February 20th to reach an agreement. If they do not reach an agreement in the given period, the fight will be opened to purse bid.

 
JANUARY 20, 2015 


PACQUIAO TO MAYWEATHER: YOU HAVE TILL THE END OF THE MONTH

Floyd Mayweather does not take too kindly to being told what to do, but Manny Pacquiao has nonetheless given Mayweather a deadline to put up or shut up for the biggest fight in boxing. Pacquiao told the Los Angeles Times that Mayweather has a deadline of "this month" to sign for the fight, or else Pacquiao will look for another opponent. Pacquiao alread has agreed to give Mayweather more than half of the revenue from a proposed super fight, and Pacquiao has also signed his end of the contract. Mayweather's other options include Amir Khan and a rematch vs. world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. --Scott Shaffer **UPDATE: Showtime's Stephen Espinoza tweeted: "Nobody is "ducking" anybody. There are legitimate business issues to resolve. Doesn't mean that either side is trying to avoid the fight."**

 
JANUARY 20, 2015 


JEFF LACY TO FACE SULLIVAN BARRERA

Press Release: Light heavyweights Sullivan Barrera (14-0, 9 KOs) and Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy (27-5, 18 KOs) will face off for eight rounds on Friday, Jan. 30th at Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino. Barrera, 32, is from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and made his pro debut in his new home state of Florida in 2009. He won all four of his fights in 2014, three by way of stoppage. In his last fight at Foxwoods, he stopped Eric Watkins in the sixth round. Sullivan's last three victories have come by way of knockout. Lacy, 37, made his professional debut in 2001 and remained undefeated for over five years. A former IBF super middleweight champion, he is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Timothy Hall, Jr. in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida last month.

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JANUARY 20, 2015 


LATE RESULTS FROM LAREDO
By Christian Schmidt

Whitaker retains Texas title; Olszewski tops Fuentes in a thriller

Rodolfo Gomez W8 Benjamin Whitaker... In Laredo, Texas over the weekend, Rodolfo "La Cobrita" Gomez took on Texas welterweight champion Benjamin "Da Blaxican" Whitaker of San Antonio. The Texas welterweight was up for grabs and Whitaker proved to be too much for his taller opponent. He was able to break through his opponent's reach advantage and score with more solid, crisp shots. A game Gomez fought all eight rounds, but could never really get in a rhythm. Whitaker was awarded a unanimous decision and improves to 8-1. Gomez drops to 10-3. 

Eileen Olszewski W10 Christina Fuentes... The hometown crowd was shocked and angered when they were informed the judges scored the bout a unanimous decision for Eileen Olszewski (10-5-3). Judge Joel Elizondo scored it 95-94, Ruben Carrion 95-94, and Levi Martinez a wider 96-93. "I was robbed" said Christina "Mandy" Fuentes (3-7-5).

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JANUARY 20, 2015 
 SERRANO FIGHT TO AIR ON FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT

Press Release: Tonight at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia,  Raymond "Tito" Serrano makes his second appearance after a 22-month layoff when he takes on Jerome Rodriguez (6-1-3, 2 KO's) in a six-round junior welterweight bout on a card that will be televised by Fox Sports 1.  Serrano of Philadelphia weighed in at 144.6 lbs at Tuesday's weigh in and is rearing to go after his fourth-round stoppage of Wilfredo Acuna on November 14th in Chester, PA. "I feel good and ready for a great night,"said the 25 year-old. Serrano (19-2, 9 KO's) will be fighting for the second time under the Club 1957 Management banner. He admits he does not know too much about the 28 year-old southpaw Rodriguez.

 
JANUARY 20, 2015 
 STIVERNE: "THIS IS NOT THE END FOR ME"

Press Release: Two nights after being hospitalized following his loss to Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas, Bermane Stiverne, hosted a press conference at the MGM Grand. Also prpesent were Stivern'e's promoter, Don King, and  trainer, Don House. Here’s what they had to say:

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JANUARY 20, 2015 
 DANISH BOXERS WILL BE BUSY ON FEB. 7TH

Press Release: Rashid "The Dream" Kassem (6-0) will take on Oszkar Fiko (11-8) on February 7th in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The 23 year-old lightweight dominated Kakhaber Avetisian (36-27-1) over six rounds in his last outing and will now be looking to build on this success when he takes on Fiko, a 21 year-old Romanian. Kassem is one of five Danish boxers in action. Cruiserweight  Micki Nielsen (16-0, 12 KOs) tops the bill, challenging Brazilian knockout artist Julio Cesar Do Santos (27-3, 24 KOs). Also, Kim Poulsen (26-1, 7 KOs) can avenge countryman Kasper Bruun’s defeat when he meets Swedish star Anthony Yigit (11-0-1, 4 KOs); Dennis Ceylan (12-0-1) meets Spaini's Cristian Montilla (6-3-1), in a repeat of their August draw; and Abdul Khattab (9-0) steps up in class to face ‘The Fish’ Alexey Ribchev (19-11-1).

 
JANUARY 20, 2015 
 TOOWOOMBA TO HOST AUSTRALIA VS. NEW ZEALAND MAIN EVENT

Press Release: Australian welterweight Kris George (7-0) will face New Zeland  champ Anthony 'TNT' Taylor (9-1-1) on March 14th in Toowoomba, Australia.  Taylor's only loss as a pro was a majority points decision against Australian Brandon Ogilvie. Since then, Taylor has won six straight,three by knockout. "Anthony Taylor is a good fighter, a very good fighter," Kris George's Manager Brendon Smith said. "He's dropped just three rounds in the past three wins he had that went the distance and remember that's three rounds in total from three separate judges. He will come to Toowoomba in red hot form," Smith said.

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