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Introducing Washington DC's Jordan "Shortdog" White

Press Release When the world of boxing resumes, super featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White will strive for elite status in the 130-pound division. The 22 year-old native of Washington,DC has a record of 10-1 with eight knockouts. White began boxing at the age of eight after his cousin, 2000 United States Olympian Clarence Vinson piqued...

Ring 8 / NY HOF offer coronavirus assistance to boxers, trainers and cutmen

Press Release The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) and Ring 8 jointly announced today a partnership to establish a COVID-19 (coronavirus) fund to assist New York and New Jersey boxers and boxing personnel who are in financial need during the coronavirus pandemic. Any boxing personnel (boxers, trainers, cut-men, etc.) who...

Introducing British super featherweight Aqib Fiaz

Press Release British super featherweight Aqib Fiaz (5-0) has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Trained by renowned coach Jamie Moore at the VIP Gym in Astley , England alongside former champion Carl Frampton and Rocky Fielding, Oldham’s Fiaz is rapidly improving with every fight. He made the...

Bob Arum celebrates 54 years in the game

Press Release Bob Arum started at the top, and he’s still here. A one-time practicing attorney who worked in the tax division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Arum promoted his first card on March 29, 1966. Muhammad Ali defended his heavyweight world title at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens against...

Ramirez-Postol postponed again, but will remain in Fresno, CA

Press Release Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WBC/WBO 140-pound champion Jose Ramirez’s scheduled May 9th title defense against Viktor Postol at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., has been postponed. However, the rescheduled bout will still take place at Save Mart Center in Ramirez's hometown, and tickets for the May 9 event will be valid...

Billy Joe Saunders suspended for joking about domestic violence

By Scott Shaffer WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders continues to be a poor role model for boxing, and his words have now earned him a suspension from the British Board of Boxing Control. Last week Saunders posted a work-out video of himself. As he hit a puncing bag, Saunders joked  this is what to do if "your old woman is...

Sampson Boxing cancels April 24th show

Press Release Sampson Boxing and Paco Boxing have announced the postponement of their boxing event, originally scheduled for Friday, April 24th at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. It was to have featured Argentina’s Alberto “Beto” Palmetta (13-1, 9 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Jorge Alberto “El Chihuas” Brito (13-1, 8 KOs) in...

Dumb statement: UKAD reduces drug testing... and tells boxers about it!

Press Release Official statement from UKAD, the British drug testing authority: UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said: “We are acutely aware of the effect that the COVID-19 virus is having on society, sport and the wider sporting community, both here in the UK and globally.bWith the cancellation of sporting events and recent...

German card set for March 28th bites the dust

The WBA posted an announcement that SES Sport Events has cancelled a fight card to be held on March 28th in Germany. The main event had a WBA interim light heavyweight contest between interim champion Dominic Boesel and challenger Zac Dunn. The WBA was notified by the promoter through official channels and is another...

Jimenez officially stripped; Crews-Dezurn restored as champion

Breaking News By Scott Shaffer The WBO World Championship Committee has stripped Alejandra Jimenez of the WBO super middleweight title and reinstated Franchon Crews-Dezurn (pictured) as the champion. Here is the WBO's ruling on the subject: Both Ms. Jimenez and Ms. Crews-Dezurn enrolled in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency program (VADA), whereby they...

Herring to defend vs. Frampton, hopefully in June

Press Release Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank have already reached agreement for former world featherweight champion Carl Frampton to challenge Jamel Herring (pictured) for the WBO 130-pound championship in Belfast in June. This event was due to be announced this week. At this moment in time, we are still hopeful of being able to...

Dubois-Joyce postponed to July 11th, still in London

Press Release Official statement of Queensberry Promotions: Our "Seek and Destroy" event being headlined by Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce on April 11th at London's O2 Arena has now been rescheduled to Saturday July 11th, still at the O2 Arena. Tickets will remain valid for the new date however, people who cannot attend the new date can obtain...

Roger Mayweather, 1961-2020

Press Release Former world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather has passed away after a long battle with diabetes. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Roger Mayweather was a two-division champion, winning world titles at super featherweight and junior welterweight while earning 59 wins in a nearly 20-year career. Mayweather...

Boxingtalk's heavyweight rankings as of March 16, 2020

By Scott Shaffer 1. Tyson Fury (pictured):  The clear and indisputable #1 heavyweight in the world after the punishment he dealt out to Deontay Wilder in February. By the way, he's the WBC champion but Boxingtalk does not recognize Fury's lineal championship claim and we will be watching the latest PED allegations (relating to a 2015...

Matchroom events join cancellation list

Breaking News Official Matchroom Boxing statement: Following advice from the Government and the BBBoC relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing have postponed all events scheduled to be taking place in March and April, including David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly at The O2 in London on March 28, Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez at the Utilita...

Top Rank cancels all shows through end of April

Press Release Official Top Rank statement: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Top Rank has postponed all events scheduled for March and April. We are monitoring the situation closely and will reschedule the shows as soon as it’s safe and reasonable to do so. “The health and safety of our fighters, staff and ESPN’s incredible production team is...

PBC cancels all remaining March and April shows

Press Release Official statement from Premier Boxing Champions: Due to the growing concerns over COVID-19, Premier Boxing Champions scheduled events for March and April have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. At this time there's no information regarding future shows. "The health and safety of the boxers, fans and...

Fury drug allegations surface

By Scott Shaffer A doping scandal is emerging surrounding WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury. According to the British publication the Daily Mail, in February 2015 both Furys failed drugs tests in February 2015 for the prohibited substance nandrolone, which is a steroid. Tyson had Christian Hammer and Hughie had...

Star Boxing cancels April 17th show

Press Release Statement from Star Boxing: Star Boxing announced today that its boxing show "Catskills Clash" III at Resorts World Catskills scheduled for Friday, April 17th will be postponed to a later date due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. Joe DeGuardia, president of Star Boxing stated: "After consultation, we (Star...

Boxingtalk's KO fix: Tua KO1 Ruiz

By Scott Shaffer David Tua KO1 John Ruiz... On this date in 1996, on an HBO show entitled "Night the Young Heavyweights," New Zealand's David Tua destroyed John Ruiz in one round. The amazing thing about this KO is that it would be Ruiz, not Tua who would go on to win a heavyweight title. Tua lost a title shot to Lennox Lewis in 2000 while...

Former pro champion loses in Olympic qualifier

By Scott Shaffer Nikoleta Pita, a 22 year-old amateur from Greece, shocked the boxing world by defeating one of the best pro women boxers, Delfine Persoon of Belgium. Persoon uis 44-2 as a pro, and a former WBC lightweight champion. Many thought Persoon deserved the win over now-undisputed world champion Katie Taylor when the two met in...

March 27th Philadelphia show rescheduled for June

Breaking News According to a social media statement from Raging Babe Promotions:  Raging Babe’s Michelle Rosado has elected to postpone her March 27th event at Philadelphia's 2300 Arena.  The event has been rescheduled for June 19th, and will feature the same lineup, including an all-Philly main event between Stevie Ortiz and...

40 years ago: 14 USA boxers, 8 officials die in plane crash

Article One of the darkest days in American sports history occurred 40 years ago today, when Polish Airlines flight #7 that had departed John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City crashed a half-mile from Okecie Airport in Warsaw, Poland. All 87 passengers died, including 14 boxers and eight officials on the USA Boxing team, due to...

Introducing Cuban welterweight Enmanuel "The Alpha" Guerra

Press Release Cuban-born teenager Enmanuel "The Alpha" Guerra is developing quickly ahead of his fourth professional assignment. Although the fight card will likely not go forward on March 20th due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 19 year-old welterweight continues to work out with trainer Jorge Rubio as he prepares to face Antoine...

Super featherweight Zelfa Barrett signs on with Matchroom

Press Release Super featherweight Zelfa Barrett has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and is penciled in to fight on the blockbuster Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin bill at Manchester Arena on Saturday May 2nd. Barrett (23-1, 14 KOs) landed the Commonwealth title with a shutout points win over British rival Lyon...

Italian legend goes down without a fight

Non-Fight Report Amateur legend Clemente Russo has a chance to qualify for his fifth-- fifth!-- Olympic games but he seems to be going down without a fight. Russo, a super heavyweight from Italy with two Olympic silver medals, was a no-show in London for a Tokyo 2020 qualifying bout against Britain's Frazer Clarke on Saturday. According...

Tonight's Bethlehem, PA show postponed

Breaking News Statement from King's Promotion: Tonight's King's Promotions boxing event at The Wind Creek Bethlehem Event Center has been postponed due to health concerns in regards to the Pandemic Convid-19 Coronavirus.  King's Promotions will announce a make up date very shortly and all tickets will be honored on that date. The fight...

Adrian Broner arrested for DUI

Breaking News By Scott Shaffer As the world grapples with the constant life-changes gue to the coronavirus pandemic, at least one thing remains constant in the Ubited States: Adrien Broner remains a screw-up. TMZ reports that the fourmer four-division champ was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol late Friday night in Miami...

Dorticos-Briedis postponed until at least May

Breaking News Statement from Comosa AG, World Boxing Super Series promoter: Local authorities in Latvia have adopted comprehensive measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, events with more than 200 people present have been prohibited until April 14th. In regard to the risk of infection, the local authorities have...

April 4th show in Hamburg, Germany canceled

Press Release Statement from German promoter Sauerland Event: Due to the global spread of COVID-19, Team Sauerland and Universum Boxpromotion have cancelled their upcoming night of boxing on April 4th in Hamburg. [The main event was set to be Abass Baraou vs. Jack Clappert].  For both promoters, the health and safety of the athletes...

Brandun Lee stops Camilo Prieto

Fight Report Brandun Lee TKO3 Camilo Prieto ... Undefeated 20 year-old junior welterweight Brandun Lee scored a third-round TKO over 33 year-old challenger Camilo Prieto on ShoBox: The New Generation at Hinckley Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn. The knockout artist Lee, who had stopped 16 of his first 18 professional opponents, eased...

Brian Norman Jr. wins technical decision

Fight Report Brian Norman, Jr. W7 Flavio Rodriguez... In Hinckley, Minnesota, an all-action affair between Brian Norman, Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) and Flavio Rodriguez (9-2-1, 7 KOs) was cut short after an accidental headbutt caused a deep vertical laceration on the forehead of Rodriguez. At the advice of the ringside physician, referee Gary...

More ShoBox results from Hinckley, MN

Fight Report Alejandro Guerrero W8 Jose Angulo ... In the second fight of the four-fight ShoBox telecast, lightweight Alejandro “Pork Chop” Guerrero (12-0, 9 KOs) won a majority decision over Jose Angulo (12-2, 5 KOs). The judges scored the slugfest 76-76, 79-73 and 78-74. In the highly entertaining fight that pitted the aggressive...

Haye: "Chisora isn’t going to try and outbox Usyk, he is going to drag him into a dogfight"

Press Release On May 23rd, London's O2 Arena will host a huge heavyweight clash between former wrold cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk against Derek "War" Chisora. The fight was scheduled for earlier in the year but got pushed back due to an Usyk injury. Here is what Chisora and his manager David Haye (pictured) had to say at a...

British champion Anthony Cacace signs with Queensberry Promotions

Press Release British super featherweight champion Anthony Cacace (18-1) has signed with Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions platform. An announcement on Anthony Cacace’s next fight will be made soon. The Belfast, Northern Ireland southpaw, 31, seized his Lonsdale belt with the memorable defeat then-unbeaten Sam Bowen in Birmingham back...

March 20th Massachusetts card called off

Breaking News Statement from Shearns Boxing Promotions: "Fight Night In Framingham", scheduled to be held (Mar. 20th) at Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts, has been postponed indefinitely due to growing safety and health concerns associated with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. "We had been working with the venue...

Showtime has live boxing tonight!

Press Release Junior welterweights Brandun Lee and Camilo Prieto, both made weight a day before their ten-round showdown on Friday, March 13th, live on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT) from the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn. Lee (18-0, 16 KOs) from La Quinta, Calif., who will be making his second ShoBox appearance and first as the...

Weigh-in report from Minnesota

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights from Hinckley, Minnesota for tomorrow night's edition of ShoBox: The Next Generation, which will be shown on Showtime:Junior welterweights, ten-round bout Brandun Lee – 141 ¾ lbs. -vs.-  Camilo Prieto – 141 ½ lbs. Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Pat Morley (Ill.), Mike Fitzgerald (Wisc.),...

Chisora on Usyk fight: "I’m going to eat leather"

Press Release Derek Chisora says his heavyweight clash with Ukraine’s pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk at The O2 in London on Saturday May 23rd (live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US) will be the hardest fight that he’s ever had. Nicknamed "War," Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) scored a second-round knockout over...

Spotlight on British title fight between Bowes and Brown

Press Release Commonwealth champion Philip Bowes has criticised opponent Akeem Ennis Brown ahead their bout for the vacant British 140-pound title. Bowes (20-3, 3 KOs) faces Brown (13-0, 1 KO) for both belts on the Golden Contract bill at York Hall on March 20th. The fights will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and on ESPN+ in the US...