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SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


SERGIO MARTINEZ-JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR REMATCH SET FOR NOVEMBER 17TH IN VEGAS!
By G. Leon

Former middleweight king Sergio Martinez is apparently coming out of retirement for another big paycheck against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The bout is expected to take place in Las Vegas on November 17th. DAZN will stream the event. Longtime Martinez representative Sampson Lewkowicz seemed concerned for the former champ's health, telling Boxingtalk, "I have nothing to do with this fight. I no longer represent my idol Sergio Martinez, and I am totally against this decision." REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST 

 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


JOSE BALDERAS PLANS TO IMPRESS ON SUNDAY NIGHT
By G. Leon

How's everything gone in preparation for Sunday night? What can fight fans look forward to seeing from you? Things have been going well and I'm working hard as always. On Sunday night you could expect to see a great performance from me. I had a very smooth preparation and I'm ready to go.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


ANDRE ROZIER: "THIS FIGHT (JACOBS-DEREVYANCHENKO) IS LIKE MY SON FIGHTING MY NEPHEW!"
By G. Leon

How's everything going with Danny Jacobs [pictured] in preparation for his October 27th bout with Sergey Derevyanchenko? We're preparing and gearing up and we're going to be ready to rock and roll on October 27th. Suffice it to say you know Sergiy Derevyanchenko quite well. What does Danny need to do on October 27th in order to be successful? As you know I'm in a very awkward position G-man. It's a position I never wanted to be in for a fight I never wanted to happen. It's like my son is boxing my nephew, but they both want it so we're doing what we have to do. Of course I had to side with my son and it's going to be a tough affair. They're two very talented boxers and they have their own strong points, not too many weak points and literally it's who worked the hardest to sharpen up their skills that will be the victor in the bout. My job as Danny's trainer is to make sure he's the best that he can be, but I know that on the other side of the ring we're going to have my brother from another mother Gary Stark, who is making sure Sergiy could be the best fighter he could be. Although Gary and myself don't want this fight to take place, you have two top fighters who have worked with each other fighting for a middleweight championship of the world and all of the fame and fortune that comes with it.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


TWITTER CHATTER: USYK VS. BELLEW

Egas Klimas, manager of world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk: "Tony Bellew can outtalk Oleksandr Usyk for sure no doubt, seen it today at the press conference. Don’t know and not sure about outbox....."



 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


USYK AND BELLEW HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

Press Release: England's Tony Bellew will challenge Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk for the world cruiserweight championship on November 10th at the Manchester Arena in England. Both warriors participated this Monday in a press conference. Usyk (pictured) said, "I've been preparing for this fight for a long time. I am immersed in my training camp with my team, working hard for a long fight with Tony. He says he's going to beat me and I love his attitude. But you can not hit someone who's invisible in the ring. As always, I will be victorious." For his part Bellew commented, "There is no better fighter than Oleksandr Usyk. He's one of the most feared men in boxing. This is nothing new to me. Everyone  says I cannot do it again. Everyone says they're  going to beat me up. We'll see about that!" Bellew will return to the cruiserweight division after two victories at heavyweight over former champion David Haye. 



 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 
 ANTHONY LAUREANO NAMED CONNECTICUT BOXER OF THE YEAR

Press Release:  Undefeated East Hartford junior welterweight “Action” Anthony Laureano has been selected as the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame's (CBHOF) 2018 Professional Boxer of the Year. Other award winners include Nephateria Miller (Amateur Boxer of the Year); Pete Hary, Jr. (Professional Official of the Year); Jason Concepcion (Amateur Official of the Year(; and Roland Roy (Contribution to Boxing). The new CBHOF inductees are boxers Cocoa Kid and Angel Vazquez, judge Don Trella, and trainers John Harris, Bill Gore and Brian Clark.


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SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


BIVOL TO FACE JOE SMITH JR ON DECEMBER 8TH
By G. Leon

Boxingtalk understands that undefeated WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitriy Bivol (pictured) will face Joe Smith Jr in an HBO main event on December 8th.  No venue has been solidified as this goes to print, but the bout is expected to take place on the East Coast. Bivol and Smith share a common opponent in Sullivan Barrera. Bivol knocked Barrera out in the twelfth round of a one-sided fight, while Smith suffered a broken jaw and lost a wide decision to the Cuban contender.

 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


WEIGHTS FROM BETHLEHEM

Anthony Mercado 140.8 - Victor Vazquez 137.9
Stephen Fulton 124 - Esteban Aquino 123.2
Raeese Aleem 121.9 - Alcides Santiago 122.6
Joe Hanks 253 - Terrance Marbra 220
Eric Spring 153.3 - James Robinson 152.9
Colby Madison 241 - Nicoy Clarke 211.5
Money Powell IV 163.1 - Josue Obando 165
Michael Coffie 270.5 - Curtis Head 257
Martino Jules 124.5 - Felix Sosa 124.1
Kenny Robles 138.2 - Corey Gulley 140.6


 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 


LATE RESULTS FROM DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT

Alantez Fox returns with victory over Elvin Ayala

Alantez Fox W8 Elvin Ayala... At Bowie State University, in Bowie, MD, middleweight Alantez Fox (24-1-1, 11 KOs) was victorious in his return from rotator cuff surgery. Battling Elvin Ayala (29-11-1, 13 KOs), the tall southpaw displayed his full arsenal of skills en route to a shutout eight-round decision (80-72 on all cards) in front of the hometown crowd. Fox bounced back from his first loss, against former world titlist Demetrius Andrade in October 2017. It was during the fight against Andrade that Fox suffered the injury to his left shoulder and he gutted it out for the remainder of the 10-round contest, including scoring a knockdown in the seventh frame. The 26-year-old Fox is co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing and managed by Mike Borao.  source: dibella entertainment


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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


ANTHONY YARDE VS SEAN MONAGHAN IN THE WORKS?
By G. Leon

Boxingtalk has been hearing rumblings that light heavyweight up-and-comer Anthony Yarde (16-0 with 15 KOs), will likely face world-ranked Sean Monaghan (pictured) of New York before the end of the year. No further details are available at this time, but stay tuned to our front page for all the latest.

 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


KOSEI TANAKA WINS A WAR; NOW A THREE-DIVISION CHAMP
By Scott Shaffer

Kosei Tanaka W12 Sho Kimura... In what is being reported from Japan as a fight of the year candidate, Kosei Tanaka became a three-division champion in just his twelfth pro fight, lifting the WBO flyweight title from Sho Kimura by majority decision, Japan Boxing News posted scorecards showing Tanaka (12-0) won by 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112. Kimura's right eye was completely closed by the end of the war. According to Asian Boxing, Kimura suggested he would protest the scoring because two judges gave the last round to him, but one gave it to Tanaka, and that was the 115-113 card, so it swung the verdict from a draw to a Tanaka victory. It should be noted the fight was held in Tanaka's hometown, Nagoya (Kimura is from Tokyo).  Kimura (17-2-2) had been the champ since defeating Chinese hero Zou Shiming in 2017. You can view the fight here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDRRiulX6xw&feature=youtu.be  


 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


RONNIE SHIELDS: JERMALL CHARLO WILL KNOCK CANELO OUT!
By G. Leon

What's the latest and greatest Ronnie? What's going on with Jermall Charlo? He's working, we're waiting to hear back from Al with the exact date, we have no opponent yet, but he will be fighting again before the end of the year and he's going to be ready to handle whoever is across the ring from us on that night.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


STEPHEN FULTON SEES ACTION ON TUESDAY IN PA

Press Release: Tomorrow (Tuesday), undefeated featherweight  Stephen Fulton takes the next step forward in his career when he takes on Esteban Aquino (12-5, 7 KOs) at The Sands in Bethlehem, PA. The bout will be part of a ten-bout card promoted by King's Promotions. The main event will feature an eight-round junior welterweight battle between Anthony Mercado (11-4, 9 KOs) of Puerto Rico battling Victor Vazquez (10-4, 3 KOs) of Yonkers, New York. Also on the card, Joe Hanks (22-2, 14 KOs) takes on Terrance Marbra (9-6, 7 KOs) in a heavyweight contest.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


GROVES AND SMITH BOTH CONFIDENT AHEAD OF FRIDAY'S WBSS FINAL

Press Release:  WBA 168-pound super champion George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) and Callum Smith (24-0, 17 KOs) both appear confident for the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight final on Friday September 28th at the Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “We are supremely confident,” says Groves in the pre-fight documentary. “We are not underestimating him the slightest, but I believe I’ve seen enough of him to put together a winning formula.”


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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 
 MICHAEL DUTCHOVER WINS AT LIGHTWEIGHT

Michael Dutchover KO5 Bergman Aguilar ... Twenty year-old junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (11-0, 8 KOs) knocked out the bigger Bergman Aguilar (14-4-1, 4 KOs) in the fifth round in Ontario, California on Friday.  A left hook to the body sent Aguilar to one knee in the fourth round. By the fifth, Dutchover had KO on his mind. "Once I started letting my hands go, that's when things started opening up," said Dutchover, who is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. "In the third round, I turned up the pace. By the fourth everything started to click. I rocked him with some body shots and got a knockdown. I knew he was getting tired. I knew my punches were wearing him out so I made the choice to take him out in the fifth." The fight was actually contested in the lightweight division. The official stoppage came at 2:31 of the fifth round.  source: press release


 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


ANTONIO TARVER SAYS HE IS RETIRED

Former world light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver, now age 49, says he is retired from boxing.  Tarver had multiple instances of positive PED tests, and has not fought since a 2015 fight that was scored a draw against Steve Cunningham. A former Olympian, Tarver ends his pro career at 31-6-1 with a signature knockout of the great Roy Jones, Jr., two wins out of three vs. Jones overall and a split of two fights with Glen Johnson. This what Tarver tweeted today: "I am available for some commentary boxing work with PBC, Showtime, DAZN, HBO Boxing, ESPN, Fox Sports [or]  Matchroom Boxing. Now that I’ve officially retired I think I can give a unique inside fighters point of view that’s easy to follow and comprehend." -Scott Shaffer


 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


WOMENS' CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP

Yesenia Gómez W10 Esmeralda Moreno...  Yesenia "Niña" Gómez (14-5-3) won the WBC 108-pound championship, defeating Esmeralda "La Joya" Moreno (35-11-2) in an all-Mexican bout in Cancun. They fought to a draw in  April. From the seventh round on, the bout was a slugfest. The judges scored it a majority decision, 95-95, 96-94 and 97-93 in favor  of Gomez.  

Fabiana Bytyqi W10 Denise Castle ... At only 22 years of age, Fabiana Bytyqi (14-0) won the WBC women‘s atomweight (102-pound) championship, defeating Muay Thai superstar Denise Castle by unanimous decision in the Czech Republic. Castle (2-2 as a boxer) is 46 years old. According to the WBC, Bytyqi is not only the youngest reigning WBC women’s champ but also the first female from the Czech Republic to win a world title.  Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 99-91. Bytyqi will probably make her first defense in December against the winner of the interim title rematch between Brenda Flores and Louisa Hawton. source for both results: wbc


 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


BOXINGTALK'S HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS AS OF 9/22/18:

1.   Anthony Joshua
2.   Deontay Wilder (pictured)
3.   Dillian Whyte
4.   Alexander Povetkin
5.   Luis Ortiz
6.   Joseph Parker
7.   Jarrell Miller
8.   Adam Kownacki
9.   Filip Hrgovic
10. Hughie Fury

11. Tyson Fury; 12. Dominic Breazeale; 13. Kubrat Pulev; 14. Bryant Jennings; 15. Agit Kabayel; 16. Tony Bellew; 17. Andy Ruiz; 18. Dereck Chisora; 19. Tom Schwarz; 20. Otto Wallin; Others: Charles Martin, Christian Hammer, Sergey Kuzmin, Manuel Charr (possible PED suspension)



 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


LATE RESULT FROM ENGLAND: CAMPBELL AVENGES LOSS

Luke Campbell W12 Yvan Mendy...  In a WBC lightweight elimination bout in London, 2012 Olympic champion Luke Campbell avenged a 2015 loss to France's Yvan Mendy, winning a twelve-round unanimous decision. Campbell won by scores of 119-109, 118-111 and 116-112. With the victory, Campbell improved his record to 19-2 with 15 KOs, while Mendy left the ring with a record of 40-5-1 with 19 KOs. source: wbc


 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 


KAMIL SZEREMETA RETAINS EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

Kamil Szeremeta KO10 Ruben Diaz… On Saturday night in Lomza, Poland, Kamil Szeremeta (18-0, 4 KOs) made the first defense of the European middleweight championship that he won in February.  Facing Ruben Diaz (25-1-3, 16 KOs) of Spain, Szeremeta  won by knockout in the tenth round. The 38 year-old Diaz had not lost since 2002, although he hasn’t had many big fights. source: sport.onet.pl

 
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 


ANTHONY JOSHUA STOPS TOUGH ALEX POVETKIN IN SEVEN
By Scott Shaffer

DAZN era begins with an excellent fight

Anthony Joshua TKO7 Alexander Povetkin... After six close and exciting rounds in front  of 80,000 fans at a rainy Wembley Stadium in London, England's Anthony Joshua stopped Alexander Povetkin in round seven to retain the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight championships.  Joshua had to overcome some adversity. The Russian Povetkin landed a three-punch combination at the end of round one that staggered Joshua and bloodied his nose. Although some rounds were very close, Boxingtalk had the fight scored evenly, three rounds apiece, at the time of the stoppage. Some of the rounds were difficult to score because Joshua did not use his height or reach advantages effectively.  Joshua landed his job when he threw it but did not rely on it as much as some of his champion predecessors, like Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko, did in their primes.  In round three, Joshua’s jab opened a cut over Povetkin’s left eye. But Joshua also fought with his guard down, opening himself up to Povetkin's punches, allowing Povetkin to have moments where he got close and landed some short, accurate shots. 

In the seventh round, Joshua turned things around very quickly. A hard combination of four or five punches put Povetkin on the floor, and he struggled mightily to get up, just barely beating the count. When the action resumed, Povetkin was unable to tie Joshua up and took about three more punches, which lead the referee to stop the fight just as Povetkin was going down a second time. There was no controversy with the stoppage.
source: DAZN



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SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 


JAYSON VELEZ WINS IN PUERTO RICO

Jayson Velez KO2 Orlando Cruz ... In Juncons, Puerto Rico, Jayson 'La Maravilla' Velez (27-5-1, 19 KOs) defeated Orlando 'El Fenómeno' Cruz (25-7-2, 13 KOs) in just two rounds of super featherweight action. Vélez came into the fight with a well-defined battle plan aimed at Cruz's liver area. In round two, a left hook to the liver sent Cruz to the canvas, and he could not recover. Velez got the much needed win after losing to Ryan Garcia in May. Earlier this year, Velez defeated former world title holder Juan Manuel Lopez, so he is due for a solid fight next. source: el nuevo dia
 


 
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 


OKOLIE WINS UGLY TO BECOME NEW BRITISH CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMP

Lawrence Okolie W12 Matty Askin... According to promoter Matchroom Sports, it wasn’t pretty but Lawrence Okolie won the British cruiserweight title from Matty Askin on points. Scores were 116-110, 114-112 and 114-113.  Okolie is now 10-0, while Askin drops to 23-4-1. Askin complained on social media afterwards, “I came to box and win. I didn’t come to wrestle and get head butted. I’m sorry for those who came to support me but he just wouldn’t fight. He had points deducted, lucky not to be disqualified. I just feel I’ve been robbed of my title.” UPDATE: Okolie did some social media soul searching, tweeting this: "I just watched the fight back... I really need to work on this inside game. Winning is important but omg I hated watching that. I have a lot more learning to do, because that wrestling is semi effective but horrible to watch, even for me.   source: matchroom, okolie and askin twitter accounts


 
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 


SELENA BARRIOS WINS IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Selina Barrios W10 Patricia Juarez ... At Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio's Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (5-0) earned a clear ten-round unanimous decision victory over Mexico’s Patricia Juarez (4-1), sister of WBC bantamweight champion, Mariana "Barbie" Juarez.   Scorecards read 100-89 and 99-91 (twice) in favor of Barrios. "I felt I controlled the fight from the opening bell," said Selina Barrios. "Juarez was a very tough opponent and I give her a lot of credit for going the distance. I hit her with a lot of power shots and she hung in there. I didn't feel any power in her punches, so I kept coming forward. 


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 


DANNY GONZALEZ WINS ON LONG ISLAND

Danny Gonzalez W10 Johnny Hernandez ... On Friday in Huntington, New York, Danny "El Gallo" Gonzalez won a majority decision over Johnny "Hitman" Hernandez in an exciting fight before a raucous crowd divided between the two junior welterweights. Hernandez started fast, boxing smartly in the first two rounds and landing crisp combinations.   Gonzalez closed the distance in the third round and from that point on, it became a war of attrition.  Gonzalez finished a bit stronger as the ten-round battle came to a close, and won by scores  of 98-92, 97-93 and 95-95. Gonzalez improves to 17-1-1 while Hernandez drops to 9-4.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


WILDER VS. FURY SET FOR DECEMBER 1ST

Venue is still TBA

Press Release: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against former world champion Tyson Fury in a blockbuster match-up of undefeated heavyweights Saturday, December 1st live on pay-per-view. The contracts have been signed and the promotional tour will kickoff in London on Oct. 1 and continue with stops in New York City and Los Angeles. More details on the location, venue and the on-sale ticket information for the WBC heavyweight championship battle will be released next week. Wilder (pictured) is 40-0, while Fury is 27-0.
 


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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


O'SHAQUIE FOSTER TAKES JON FERNANDEZ'S "0"

O’Shaquie Foster W10 Jon Fernandez ... O’Shaquie Foster handed Spain's Jon Fernandez his first defeat in a ShoBox battle from Shawnee, Oklahoma's, Firelake Arena. From Houston, Foster scored a unanimous decision victory over the hyped Spaniard in a junior lightweight contest. The 25-year-old Foster (14-2, 8 KOs) executed his team’s game plan to perfection, utilizing his movement and connecting opportunistically with counter shots. source: showtime


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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


BARANCHYK: "I WILL NOT ONLY DEFEAT YIGIT, IT WILL BE AN EXECUTION."

Press Release: Belarus’ Ivan Baranchyk and Sweden’s Anthony Yigit (21-0-1, 7 KOs) are energized ahead of their Ali Trophy 140-pound quarter-final bout at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on October 27th. “If you step into the ring against Ivan Baranchyk, just know, you will never have an easy fight,” said 25-year-old Baranchyk (18-0, 11 KOs), who is based in the United States. With Mikey Garcia vacating, the vacant IBF world title will be on the line.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


MORE SHOBOX RESULTS

Irvin Gonzalez Jr. W8 Carlos Ramos ... Irvin Gonzalez Jr. (11-0, 9 KOs) outboxed Carlos Ramos (9-1, 6 KOs) from start to finish to score a unanimous decision victory in Shawnee, Oklahoma on the ShoBox telecast. The judges scored the fight 79-73, 78-74, 80-72.

Steven Ortiz W8 Wesley Ferrer... Philadelphia’s Steven Ortiz (9-0, 3 KOs) edged Brooklyn’s Wesley Ferrer (12-1-1, 7 KOs) in an evenly-matched and difficult-to-score matchup of undefeated prospects.  The two fighters were separated by no more than five total punches in each round of the majority decision, which was scored 78-74, 77-75, 76-76.

Misael Lopez W8 James Wilkins ... In the telecast opener, Denver’s Misael Lopez (9-0, 4 KOs) got the better of Staten Island’s James Wilkins (5-1, 5 KOs) in a battle of young, previously undefeated super featherweights, tallying a unanimous decision victory (79-72, 77-74, 76-75). source for all results: showtime


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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


JEAN PASCAL VS. GARY KOPAS SET FOR NOVEMBER 9TH

Press Release: Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) has reached an agreement with MG Ring Productions on Friday to hold a fight between the former world light heavyweight Jean Pascal (33- 5-1, 20 KOs) and current Canadian light heavyweight champion Gary Kopas (10-11-2, 5 KOs) . The twelve-round cruiserweight duel will be held November 9th in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It will be a second consecutive outing at cruiserweight for Pascal (pictured).

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


WBC REINSTATES EX-CHAMP LUIS NERY

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery of Mexico is undefeated at 26-0 but lost his title for failing to make weight for a March title defense. Nery was stripped of his title but went on to stop Shinsuke Yamanaka in Japan. The WBC then suspended Nery.  Six months later, the WBC says Nery has fully complied with the WBC's requirements and therefore his suspension has ended. Nery is scheduled to fight on October 6th against Jason Canoy (28-7-1) of the Philippines. Nery had beaten Yamanaka once before in 2017, but a rematch was ordered when Nery tested positive for a banned substance. 


 
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 


INTRODUCING SOUTH AFRICAN CRUISERWEIGHT KEATON GOMES

Press Release: South African cruiserweight Keaton Gomes  has had just two fights, but already his promoter Golden Gloves is struggling to match him with local cruiserweights. Wikus Ludeke pulled out this week, so a hasty replacement was found in the shape of Cape Town’s Banela Tuswa (1-1) who fights Gomes (2-0) at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on October 21st. Tuswa started at cruiserweight but is now a heavyweight, which isn’t ideal given that Gomes weighs in the low 190s. But Gomes is prepared to concede that advantage if it means ring action. It also explains why his fight scheduled for December will be against another local heavyweight, Warren le Roux (2-4-1).



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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


KOVALEV SAYS HE'LL BE TRAINED BY MCGIRT

Former world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (pictured) sys he has hired former champion Buddy McGirt to train him for his rematch against Elieder Alvarez.  Kovalev was stopped by Alvarez in his last fight, ending his second reign as a world title holder (WBO version).  Kovalev posted apicture of himself and the Florida-based McGirt on Twitter, saying "I started to continue my boxing career and training camp for rematch with one of the best trainers in the world Buddy McGirt." -Scott Shaffer

 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


TWITTER CHATTER: ANDRE WARD SAYS DOCUMENTARY IS IN THE WORKS

Former two-division world champion Andre Ward: "One year ago today, I walked away from the sport of boxing at the top of my game. Since then, I've been working on a documentary to answer the question - Why? Andre Ward 'Unguarded' is coming soon."

 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


WEIGH-IN REPORT FROM LONDON

According to promoter Matchroom Sports, for tomorrow's WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight championship bout in London, champion Anthony Joshua weighed in at 246 pounds, and challenger Alexander Povetkin of Russia weighed in at 222 pounds.  Joshua is 21-0, while Povetkin is 34-1 with the only loss coming in a world title challenge against Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua weighed 250 when he defated Klitschko in 2017. --Scott Shaffer

 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


WESLEY FERRER HOPES TO SHINE ON SHOBOX TONIGHT

Press Release: Lightweight Wesley Ferrer is looking to make a statement in his national television debut against fellow undefeated Steven Ortiz on ShoBox: The New Generation, tonight on Showtime. Ferrer (12-0) weighed in at 134 3/4 lbs while Ortiz (8-0) was 134 1/2 at Thursday's weigh in.


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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


FIGHT NIGHT LIVE AND KING'S PROMOTIONS CLOSE OUT SEPTEMBER AT THE SANDS

Press Release: FightNight Live will partner with King’s Promotions, closing out the month of September with Tuesday Night Fights. Fans can catch all of the action in the center of the ring on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 7 p.m. live from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa.  In the main event, Anthony Mercado (11-4, 9 KOs) of Philadelphia and Puerto Rico takes on Yonkers, New York's Victor Vazquez (10-4, 3 KOs) at 140 pounds.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


KEN SHIRO BOOKS HIGH-RISK TITLE DEFENSE

WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro (13-0, 7 KOs)of Japan  will defend his crown against Filipino Milan Melindo (37-3, 13 KOs) in Yokohama, Japan, on October 7th. The bout will be part of a show headlined by a World Boxing Super Series II tournament event (Naoya Inoue vs. Juan Carlos Payano).  Shiro will be defending his WBC belt for the fourth time since dethroning Mexican Ganigan Lopez in May 2017. He recently defended his crown by knocking out Ganigan in the second round of a rematch in May. For his part Melindo is a former IBF 108-pound champion who comes off a close decision against Ryoichi Taguchi, in December last year. source: wbc


 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 
 WEIGH-IN REPORT FROM ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

Press Release: Michael Dutchover (10-0, 7 KOs) weighed in successfully at 136 pounds, while his opponent Bergman Aguilar (14-3-1, 4 KOs) tipped the beams at 135.7 during Thursday's weigh-in for an eight-round main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. on Sept. 21st. Dutchover, 20, typically fights several pounds over the junior lightweight limit. For Friday's headlining bout, Dutchover will fight at the heaviest weight of his career. "Weight doesn't win fights," remarked Dutchover after weighing in. "Skill wins fights. I'm more skillful than him. I don't see how this guy is going to beat me." A livestream of the show starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET on the Thompson Boxing Facebook page with Beto Duran and Steve Kim providing commentary. 


 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 
 THE FUTURE IS HERE: ESPN+ TOPS ONE MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

Press Release:  The Walt Disney Company announced today that ESPN+, the multi-sport subscription streaming service has surpassed one million paying subscribers in just over five months since its April 2018 launch. ESPN+, which costs about $5 per month, has a content deal with Top Rank.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


SHOBOX WEIGH-IN REPORT FROM OKLAHOMA

ShoBox weights and officials from Shawnee, Oklahoma:
 
Super Featherweight 10-Round Bout  
Jon Fernandez – 129 ¾ pounds -vs.- O’Shaquie Foster – 129 ½ 
Referee: Laurence Cole; Judges: Sarah Atwood (Okla.), Jesse Reyes (Texas), David Sutherland (Okla.)
 
Featherweight 8-Round Bout 
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. – 126 -vs.- Carlos Ramos – 125 ½ 
Referee: Mike England; Judges: Mike Bower (Okla.), Henry Gueary (Kan.), Jesse Reyes (Texas)
 
Lightweight 8-Round Bout 
Wesley Ferrer – 134 ¾ -vs.- Steven Ortiz – 134 ½ 
Referee: Laurence Cole; Judges: Mike Bower (Okla.), Henry Ellick (Okla.), Henry Gueary (Kan.)
 
Super Featherweight 8-Round Bout 
James Wilkins – 128 ½  -vs.- Misael Lopez – 128 ¾ 
Referee: Mike England; Judges: Sarah Atwood (Okla.), David Sutherland (Okla.), Tim Tallchief (Okla.)


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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 


DEVIN HANEY HIRES JOE CORTEZ AS A CONSULTANT

Press Release: Devin "The Dream" Haney (pictured) has hired Hall of Fame Boxing referee Joe Cortez to serve as the team's official boxing consultant. Cortez, who is known for refereeing some of boxing's most memorable fights, will guide Devin Haney Promotions as the young phenom ascends in his career.


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