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JUNE 30, 2016 


WEIGHTS FROM FOXWOODS

Luis "KO King" Rosa, Jr. (22-0, 10 KOs), New Haven, CT by way of Puerto Rico 123 lbs.


Luis "Barcelo" Hinojosa (28-9, 3 KOs), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 123 lbs


Jennifer "The Bolivian Queen" Salinas (18-3, 4 KOs), Providence, RI 138 lbs.


Angel "Non-Stop" Gladney (9-11-1, 6 KOs), Columbus, SC 139 lbs.
Mykey Williams (1-0, 1 KO), East Hartford, CT 148 lbs.
Abdel Vera-Clemente (0-3, Carolina, Puerto Rico 154 lbs.
Irvin Gonzalez (pro debut), Worcester, MA 137 lbs.
Gilvan Santos (0-2), Framingham, MA 139 lbs.
Charles Foster (10-0, 5 KOs), New Haven, CT 174 lbs.
Willie "For Real" Williams (14-11-2, 4 KOs), Baltimore, MD 177 lbs

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JUNE 30, 2016 


WILDER-ARREOLA ENROLLED IN VADA

Heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder and two-time title challenger Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola have both enrolled with the world-renowned Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency ("VADA") to conduct the anti-doping program leading up to their Saturday, July 16 showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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JUNE 30, 2016 
 LEE BAXTER PARTNERS WITH VONBETS

Lee Baxter, CEO of Lee Baxter Promotions, has announced a partnership with VonBets in association with his “Next Generation” Boxing Series. Set to kick off July 28 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, “Next Generation” will feature up and coming fighters who are aiming to get to the next level. Most of the fighters are from Canada but some will travel from different parts of the world for the opportunity to show off their talents. The debut card on the 28th is headlined by a ten round bout featuring junior lightweight prospect Alex Dilmaghani.

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JUNE 30, 2016 
 BOULDER COUNTY BRAWL SET FOR SATURDAY

PRESS RELEASE: This Saturday night, July 2, a sensational eight-bout card of world class professional boxing, BOULDER COUNTY BRAWL will be presented by MGM Promotions in association with Ghost Town Gladiators and the Denver Boxing Academy at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO. Headlined by the local debut of undefeated, former Cuban amateur sensation Inocente “El Lucero Spirituano” Fiz, (19-0, 13KO’s) in a scheduled eight round middleweight clash against Las Vegas battle-tested veteran Arturo “El Toro” Crespin, (13-6-1, 4KOs), advance tickets are available starting at $25 by calling (720) 296-6176. Doors will open on the night of the event at 4:00 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m.

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JUNE 29, 2016 


SPENCE-BUNDU ELIMINATOR SET FOR AUGUST 21, GALARZA RETURNS ON UNDERCARD
By G. Leon

On August 21, Errol Spence and Leonard Bundu will face off for the IBF's top welterweight ranking. The bout will take place at the Ampitheater in Coney Island and be televised by NBC. The winner of this title eliminator will be in the line to face the winner of the Kell Brook-Jessie Vargas unification bout. Frank Galarza is also expected to see action on the August 21 undercard.

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JUNE 29, 2016 


CARL FRAMPTON: "THIS FIGHT IS ABOUT MY LEGACY"
By G. Leon

GL: How is everything going in preparation for your upcoming bout and what can we expect to see from you on fight night? Carl Frampton: I have been in training camp, away from my family, training my ass off. I am performing very well in the gym, it has been a great camp and you will see an explosive performance from me on July 30th.

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JUNE 29, 2016 


BOXINGTALK TOP 20 POUND FOR POUND
By G. Leon

Here it is. The top 20 pound for pound fighters in the world according to Boxingtalk publisher G. Leon. Who's #1? Who's in? Who's out? Read on to find out!

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JUNE 29, 2016 


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ROBERT GUERRERO
By G. Leon

GL: What's good Ghost? It's been too long since we've had you on Boxingtalk. What's the latest and greatest and when can we expect to see you back in the ring? Robert Guerrero: I'm doing great. Just waiting on a date from my team. I'm staying in shape and I got a lot of fight left in me. I'm hoping to get back in the ring be the end of the summer.

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JUNE 29, 2016 


KOVALEV TRAINING CAMP REPORT

Press  Release: WBO/WBA/IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev recently completed the first phase of his training camp in the mountains of Armenia as he prepares to face Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba on July 11th. It will be Kovalev's first fight in his home country of Russia since 2011. The champ will return to the DIVS Sports Palace in Ekaterinburg. HBO will televise in the United States at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT (same day, tape delay). This is the first time Krusher has trained outside the United States since he won the WBO crown against Nathan Cleverly in 2013. For his much-anticipated Russian homecoming, the 33-year old from Chelyabinsk, Russia opted to change-up his training camp in preparation for Chilemba.

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JUNE 29, 2016 
 BONILLA STEPS UP TO CHALLENGE

When Oscar Bonilla approached CES Boxing matchmaker Michael Parente about fighting the winner of the May 13thNick DeLomba-Freddy Sanchez title bout, he really only had one opponent in mind. "I honestly thought Freddy Sanchez was going to win," Bonilla admitted, "but, hey, DeLomba's conditioning was phenomenal and he pulled it off. That's who I was really aiming for, but, you know, I'm a man of my word and I told you I wanted to fight the winner and DeLomba won, so that's my next opponent."

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JUNE 29, 2016 
 SHOBOX CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSAY WITH FOUR BOUT CARD

The popular, prospect-orientated boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 15th anniversary with a quadrupleheader on Friday, July 22, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. In the 10-round main event, undefeated top 10-ranked Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) of Phoenix faces Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Argentina in a bantamweight bout. Super middleweights Ronald Ellis (12-0-1, 10 KOs) of Lynn., Mass., and Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, will collide in the eight-round co-feature.

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JUNE 29, 2016 
 JONATHAN GUZMAN TO FACE SHINGO WAKE FOR VACANT IBF BELT

Press Release: Jonathan "Salomon King" Guzman (21-0, 21 KOs) is hard at work preparing for the "fight of his life" with trainer Hector Bermudez at Peter Welch's Gym in Boston. The 26-year-old KO artist from the Dominican Republic will face Japan's Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12 KOs) on Wednesday, July 20th in Osaka, Japan, for the vacant IBF 122-pound title. [The title was recently vacated by Carl Frampton, who is moving up to 126].

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JUNE 29, 2016 


DON KING FIGHTERS HIGHLIGHT PITTSBURGH CARD

PRESS RELEASE: Pinnacle has long brought some of the areas best MMA shows to Pittsburgh. In 2016, they successfully ventured into the pro boxing game. This Saturday July 2nd at 7pm, they will hold their 3rd pro boxing show at The Teamster Temple (4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville). Each show has been packed to the balconies. As a late surprise addition to this card, Don King has added 3 of his world ranked fighters to this excellent club show. The King fighters include:

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JUNE 29, 2016 
 MARIO BARRIOS TRAINING CAMP QUOTABLES

Undefeated super featherweight contender Mario Barrios (15-0, 8 KOs) is deep into training camp for his world title eliminator against former title challenger Devis Boschiero (39-4-1, 21 KOs) Saturday, July 9 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $75, $55, $39 and $24, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased HERE, at the Sun National Bank Center box office or by calling 609-656-3234

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JUNE 28, 2016 


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BARTHELEMY TARGETING BRONER, MOLINA JR
By G. Leon

GL: Congrats on your recent victory over Mickey Bey. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Rances Barthelemy: Thank you.  I think it was an overall good performance. We were able to put constant pressure on him and bring the fight to him as it seemed he did not want to engage much and was always retreating. Our plan was to outbox him, but after they ruled the knockdown against me, I knew I had to dig down and go after him with pressure and bring the fight to him to win rounds as we were conscious of the fact that it was a Mayweather Promotions card.

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JUNE 28, 2016 


CHERRY TAKES QUESTIONABLE DECISION OVER RHODES
By G. Leon

Edner Cherry UD10 Lydell Rhodes: Edner Cherry and Lydell Rhodes went toe to toe in a very entertaining, but sloppy fight in the main event on FS1 tonight. Both fighters had their moments and Rhodes appeared to have more of them, but Cherry as always, was in the thick of the action at all times. After the final bell it appeared that Rhodes did enough to deserve the victory as Boxingtalk scored it 96-94 in his favor. However, the official scores unanimously differed in favor of Cherry 98-92 and 97-93 twice. This marks the first time that Cherry has gotten the benefit of ANY doubt in a close fight. It should be noted that world class judge Steve Weisfeld was one of the official judges. With the win Cherry improves to 35-7-2 (19), Rhodes sufferes another disappointing result falling to 23-2 (11).  Source: FS1

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JUNE 28, 2016 


RUSSELL STAYS UNBEATEN
By G. Leon

Antonio Russell UD6 Rudolph Hedge: Antonio Russell made the most of his first nationally televised fight as he took care of business against rugged Jamaican Rudolph Hedge. Hedge suffered a broken nose in the opening round but managed to persevere and make it to the final bell despite absorbing significant punches. Russell was impressive, but needs to learn how to sit down on his left hand better. Boxingtalk scored the bout 60-54. Official scores were 60-54 and 59-55 twice. Source: FS1

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JUNE 28, 2016 


DOUGLAS STOPS COLLADO IN 7
By G. Leon

Omar Douglas KO7 Alexi Collado: Omar Douglas dominated a game Alexi Collado in Premier Boxing Champions televised co-feature on FS1. Douglas fought behind a piston like jab that dictated the tempo. Douglas's left hand, specifically to the body was the difference throughout. Collado, whose moments were too few and far between, was visibly hurt to the mid-section on more than one occasion.The end came in round seven when a right-left combination sent Collado down to a knee, where he took the full ten count, likely due to a broken nose. Douglas improves to 17-0 (12), Collado falls to 19-2 (17). Official time of stoppage was 2:51  Source: FS1

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JUNE 28, 2016 


LARA: "CANELO IS DUCKING GOLOVKIN, I'D MAKE HIM LOOK SILLY IN A REMATCH!"
By G. Leon

GL: Congrats on your win over Vanes Matirosyan. What's the latest and greatest and when can we expect you back in the ring? Erislandy Lara: Thank you. I'm ready to get back in the ring. My fight with Vanes is passed me now so it's on to bigger and better things. It was a tough fight but I proved once agin I'm the man to beat at 154 pounds.

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JUNE 28, 2016 


HARRISON-RABCHENKO JULY 30 FOR IBF #2 RANKING
By G. Leon

Showtime triple header July 30!

On July 30, once beaten junior middleweight contenders Tony Harrison and Sergey Rabchenko, will square off for the IBF's #2 ranking in the opening bout of a Showtime triple header. Former world champions Mikey Garcia and Elio Rojas will meet in the co-feature, while the main event features undefeated featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz defending his title against undefeated former super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton. (1:03 PM ET)

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JUNE 28, 2016 
 AVILA VS. ANKRAH TOPS CALIFORNIA SHOW

Press Release: The undercard has been announced for Saturday, July 9th at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California. Headlining the event, Fairfield, California's Manuel "Tino" Avila (20-0, 8 KOs) will face Prosper Ankrah (24-7, 15 KOs) of Ghana in a ten-round featherweight battle. The chief support matches  Manuel "Suavecitio" Roman (19-4-3, 7 KOs) of Paramount, Calif. in an eight-round super bantamweight fight against Javier Gallo (21-12-1, 12 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico.

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JUNE 28, 2016 
 DAVID BENAVIDEZ DECIDES TO CAMPAIGN AT 168 POUNDS

David Benavidez TKO7 Francy Ntetu ... This past Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Mexican-American super middleweight, David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez (15-0, 14 KOs) handed Canada's Francy Ntetu (16-1, 3 KOs) the first loss of his career.  Benavidez won by seventh-round technical knockout. Benavidez is now looking to challenge a top contender by the end of the year. "I see myself fighting someone in the top ten by the end of the year," said David Benavidez. "I just beat an undefeated fighter in Ntetu, who pushed me.  I want to fight more guys like him and earn my way to the top.  I know if I continue to win fights, many opportunities will open up for me. I've had a few fights at light heavyweight, but my plan is to win a title at super middleweight.  I have no problem making 168 pounds and that's where I'll be making my march up the rankings.  I have a lot of work to do, but I set the bar high for myself and I won't settle for mediocrity." source: press release

 
JUNE 28, 2016 
 JUAN DIAZ CONTINUES ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

Press Release: Former lightweight champion Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz will return on a Solo Boxeo UniMás’ show set for Saturday, August 6th at the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs), from Houston, Texas, battles Mexico’s Cesar Vazquez (27-3, 16 KOs) in a ten-round bout. [Vazquez is a 130-pounder moving up in weight to fight Diaz]. “I have been itching to get back into the ring...  After my last fight in Houston [in March], I felt great.  With a win in Tucson I am one step closer to the ultimate goal which is obtaining a fifth world title,” said Diaz. Regarding Vazquez, Diaz added: “He is a tough professional and he will also be ready for the bout. This will be a fan friendly and interesting fight.” Starting the UniMás broadcast will be Phoenix's Trevor McCumby (22-0, 17 KO’s) faces ex-WBA 168-pound titlist Manny Siaca (25-8, 20 KO’s) in an eight-round light heavyweight bout. [Siaca hasn't fought since 2014].  Also, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (11-0, 7 KOs) of Russia will see action against Alexander Johnson (16-4, 7 KO’s) in an eight-round light heavyweight rumble.

 
JUNE 28, 2016 


DIBELLA INKS MYKEY WILLIAMS

PRESS RELEASE: DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of E. Hartford, Connecticut 18-year-old welterweight prospect Mykquan "Mykey" Williams (1-0, 1 KO) to an exclusive promotional contract. Williams, who is currently finishing his junior year at A.I. Prince Technical School in Hartford, was a decorated amateur boxer with a 45-13 amateur record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.

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JUNE 28, 2016 
 WEIGH-IN REPORT FROM BETHLEHEM, PA

Press Release:Tonight at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Milton "El Santo" Santiago (13-0, 3 KOs) will be in action for the first time this year as he takes on the smaller, but more experienced, Osumanu Akaba (32-10-1, 25 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Santiago, from Philadelphia, has not fought since his eight-round majority decision over Angel Hernandez on December 29, 2015. Here are the weights for tonight's show:

Edner Cherry 131.7 - Lydell Rhodes 132.9
Omar Douglas 128.1 - Alexei Collado 128.4
Antonio Russell 117.1 - Rudolph Hedge 119.3
Chris Colbert 127.5 - Antonio DuBose 127.8
Milton Santiago 139.4 - Osumanu Akaba 139.9
Eric Newell 266 - Randy Easton 232
Mykal Fox 141.8 - Jose Vaderrama 144.1
Victor Vasquez 135.1 - Seifullah Jihad Wise 136.8

 
JUNE 27, 2016 
 DEREVYANCHENKO TO STEP UP VS. SOLIMAN

Press Releaser: Rising middleweight Sergiy "The Technician" Derevyanchenko (8-0, 6 KOs) will take on former IBF champion Sam "King" Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs) in a ten-round main event on ESPN & ESPN Deportes on Thursday, July 21st from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features a middleweight showdown between Ievgen Khytrov (13-0, 11 KOs) and California's Paul Mendez (19-2-2, 9 KOs) in ten rounds of action.

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JUNE 27, 2016 
 ALFONSO GOMEZ SIGNS ON FOR ANOTHER WAR

Press Release: Pablo "El Demoledor" Cesar Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs) will face an old friend to boxing fans, Alfonso Gomez (25-6-2, 12 KOs) in the main event on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar on July 15th in Indio, California. The ten round junior middleweight fight replaces the previously announced showdown between Cano and KeAndre "The Truth" Gibson (15-0-1 7 KOs), who sustained an elbow injury on June 21st.  Live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the chief support bout will be a ten-round featherweight bout between Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (23-7, 16 KOs).

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JUNE 27, 2016 
 BARANCHYK WINS BATTLE OF UNBEATENS

Ivan Baranchyk TKO3 Eliseo Cruz... Over the weekend at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, junior welterweight Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk kept his perfect record intact with a three-round thrashing of previously unbeaten Eliseo Cruz. Fighting his second consecutive match in the Sooner State, Baranchyk battered Cruz until his corner threw in the towel at 1:07 of the third round. Baranchyk, a Russian based in Brooklyn, NY, is now 11-0 with 10 KOs. Cruz, of Chiapas, Mexico, is now 9-1-1 with 6 KOs following his first setback. source: Holden Promotions

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JUNE 27, 2016 


GANIGAN LOPEZ TITLE DEFENSE SET FOR JULY 2ND

Seven days before the WBC 108-pound title bout, champion, Ganigan López of Mexico and challenger Jonathan “Lightning“ Taconin of the Philippines, both passed their seven-day weigh-in at the Hotel Krystal in Mexico City. This WBC procedure has the goal of supervising gradual weight loss to prevent in-ring dehydration.
Lopez weighed in at 111.1, which is inside the WBC's 5% permissible overage for the weight category). Taconing scaled in at 112.8, also ready for the fight, which is scheduled for July 2nd at the Coliseo Arena in Mexico City.

 
JUNE 27, 2016 


SWDEDN'S TOP WOMEN BOXERS TO FACE EACH OTHER

Press Release: Sweden’s top female boxers, Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) and Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) will go head-to-head in a domestic showdown on September 10th at the Hovet in Stockholm. The rivals have agreed to meet at the welterweight limit to prove who is the country’s number one female fighter. The bout will act as an official WBC final eliminator to face female pound-for-pound number one and world welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus.

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