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IBF schedules purse bid for Tszyu vs. Lubin

By Scott Shaffer On June 5th, the IBF ordered an elimination bout in the junior middleweight division between Erickson Lubin and former two-belt champion Tim Tszyu (pictured). The 154 pounders were instructed to begin negotiations for a bout that would determine the IBF's #1 contender position. No agreement was reached between the two...

Tonight: Team Combat League playoffs get underway

Press Release Team Combat League’s quarterfinals will kick off tonight (Wednesday) with a doubleheader featuring four of the second season’s eight best teams going toe-to-toe from Royale Boston as they look to move one step closer toward the MegaBrawl Finals on August 1st. In tonight’s first matchup (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT), coach Manny...

Wallin returns in New Jersey on July 26th

Source: Boxing Insider On Friday night, July 26th, boxing returns to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets are now on sale at this link. The main event will feature heavyweight Otto Wallin (26-2, 15 KOs) of New York via Sweden, who is set to take on Onoriode Ehwarieme (20-4, 19 KOs) of Miami in a eight-round battle. Waalin has...

Berchelt continues on comeback trail

Source: WBC On July 27th, in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala, former WBC super featherweight champion Miguel ‘Alacran’ Berchelt, will continue rebuilding his career in the lightweight division. Berchelt lost back-to-back fights in 2021 and 2022 to Oscar Valdez (in which Berchelt lost his title) and Jeremiah Nakathila. Berchelt...

Team Combat League reveals nominees for its individual awards

Press Release Team Combat League (TCL) has announced the nominees for its year-end awards, recognizing their accomplishments throughout the league’s second regular season. Fighters will be recognized for the Most Valuable Fighter Award, the Most Entertaining Fighter Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Most Resilient Fighter...

Caroline Dubois to face Maira Moneo on August 3rd

Source: Boxxer  Caroline Dubois has committed her future in the sport to Boxxer by signing a long-term promotional pact with the promoter. Confirmation of the new deal comes with an announcement of world title action, a bout against Maira Moneo for the IBO and WBC interim titles in the lightweight division on Saturday, August 3rd at...

Introducing Cuban middleweight Dayan Depestre

Press Release Trifon Petrov has signed middleweight Dayan Depestre (3-0-1) to a multi-year managerial deal. Depestre was born in Cuba, but now resides in Miami. The undefeated Middleweight was Cuban National Amateur Champion before moving to the United States and turning professional. The only blemish on his undefeated record is a...

A few words with Angel Barrientes

Source: Boxlab Promotions Las Vegas super bantamweight Angel “AK-47” Barrientes (11-1, 7 KOs) is ready to to face Edwin Rodriguez (12-8-2, 5 KOs) from Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. The six-round bout will take place this Saturday at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, as part of the Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry MVP card. The event will be televised globally...

Inoue books September championship defense vs. Doheny

Source: Top Rank Four-division champion Naoya “The Monster” Inoue will defend his undisputed world 122-pound championship against Irish-born TJ Doheny on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at Ariake Arena in Tokyo. Inoue, a two-weight undisputed king, has knocked out eight consecutive foes. Doheny is well known to Japanese fans, having defeated Ryouske...

Nate Diaz sues Fanmio and Solomon Engel, saying they stiffed him out of $9 million

By Scott Shaffer Nate Diaz claims boxing promoter Solomon Engel and Fanmio stiffed him out of $9 million for boxing Jorge Masvidal on July 6th. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida, Diaz’s attorneys, Ronnie Bitman and Jeremiah Reynolds, wrote, “There is nothing lower or more despicable in the world of boxing than a boxing promoter...

WBC to order Stevenson vs. Zepeda

By Scott Shaffer Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC wrote: "The WBC has ordered the mandatory title defense of our lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson [to face] William Zepeda. [I am] very much looking forward to this great match." The undefeated Stevenson (pictured) defeated Artem Harutyunyan ten days ago in the first defense of the...

Report: Teraji moving up to flyweight

Source: WBC According to the WBC, Japan's Kenshiro “Amazing Boy” Teraji (23-1, 14 KO) who currently holds both the WBC and WBA light flyweight championships, will move up four pounds to the flyweight division, leaving the WBC light flyweight title vacant. Teraji, age 32, has had 15 title fights in his career. Teraji won the WBC...

WBO wants Alimkhanuly's medical details

By Scott Shaffer Last week, WBO / IBF middleweight champion Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (pictured) was hospitalized for dehydration days before a scheduled title defense, forcing the postponement of the July 13th-scheduled bout against Andrei Mikhailovich. The WBO issued a letter to Alimkhanuly stating, "Team Zhanibek is ordered to submit within...

Skye Nicolson retains title via shutout

Source: WBC Skye Nicolson W10 Dyana Vargas ... Australia's Skye Nicolson retained her WBC 154-pound title over the weekend, She defeated her Dominican challenger Dyana Vargas by unanimous decision at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Nicolson, a 2021 Olympian, won all ten rounds on all three scorecards (100-90), frequently...

Introducing Wayne "Pretty Boy Bam Bam" Lawrence

Press Release Trifon Petrov has signed the undefeated Toledo native, Wayne Lawrence to a multi-year managerial deal.  Lawrence started boxing at an early age of 3. Better known as "Pretty Boy Bam Bam", Wayne was a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show when he was 7 years old. He also appeared on ESPN First Take, and on Dr. Oz's show, as well...

Prizefighter tournament results from Japan

Source: DAZN Kazuto Takesako W10 Mark Dickinson ... The first round of the eight-man Prizefighter elimination tournament took place in Osaka, Japan over the weekend, with four fighters taking a stride closer to a $1 million winners’ prize.  Kieron Conway, Aaron McKenna, Kazuto Takesako and Riku Kunimoto all secured their place in...

Kosei Tanaka heads up title bout triple-header in Tokyo

In a card packed full of championship bouts,  Kosei Tanaka (pictured) will defend his WBO super flyweight championship against Mexico's Jonathan Rodriguez.  Tanaka comes into the fight having defeated Christian Eduardo Bacasegua in February via unanimous decision and is Japan’s third-ever four-division world champion. He'll...

Welcome to Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry fight week

Press Release Jake "El Gallo” Paul (9-1, 6 KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday for a cruiserweight battle against bare knuckle boxing champion and MMA star "Platinum” Mike Perry (5-0, 3 KOs in BKFC). The bout will takeplace at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, and will be shown live on DAZN pay-per-view. Paul vs. Perry will be...

Smith to face Fernandez for vacant European title

Source: DAZN Undefeated British junior welterweight Dalton Smith returns to action in September when he goes for the European title. In his way is Jon Fernandez (26-3) and the Spaniard will be hoping to derail the momentum of the Sheffield man. Fernandez has won three in a row. One of his losses came in 2018 against O'Shaquie Foster,...

His Excellency looking forward to Aug. 3rd

By Scott Shaffer Saudi Arabian financier Turkhi Alalshikh is planning a surprise for the August 3rd show he is sponsoring in Los Angeles. Alalshikh tweeted: "[Four-division champion Terence] Crawford faces [WBA junior middleweight champion] Israil Madrimov in a big and legendary night, one of the toughest challenges in Crawford's career. In...

Muratalla defeats Farmer by unanimous decision

Source: Top Rank Raymond Muratalla W10 Tevin Farmer... Lightweight contender Raymond Muratalla (21-0, 16 KOs) passed his toughest stylistic test Saturday evening by defeating former junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer (33-6-1, 8 KOs) via ten-round unanimous decision at at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Muratalla had to overcome...

Ennis stops Avanesyan to retain welterweight title

By Scott Shaffer Jaron Ennis TKO5 David Avanesyan... Jaron "Boots" Ennis won his Philadelphia homecoming bout, defeating tough-as-nails David Avanesyan in an exciting but mostly one-sided welterweight contest. With the win, Ennis improved to 32-0 and retained his IBF championship. Avanesyan is now 30-5-1 and suffered a fate similar to his...

Undercard results from Las Vegas: Segawa upsets Villa

Source: Top Rank Sulaiman Segawa W10 Ruben Villa... Sulaiman Segawa (17-4-1, 6 KOs) knew this was a huge opportunity, and he made the most of it. The 33-year-old Ugandan featherweight upset Ruben Villa (22-2, 7 KOs) via ten-round unanimous decision. Segawa set the tone with high output from the opening bell. In the fourth round, Villa attempted...

Biningu wins in Zimbabwe

Source: WBF Tatenda Biningu KO2 Sadiki Momba... Zimbabwean junior lightweight Tatenda Biningu won in his home country, beating Tanzania's Sadiki Momba with an early knockout. Biningu was expected to get a tough test against the experienced Momba, but he proved to be a level above. After an uneventful and somewhat ugly first round,...

Another good win for Nicklaus Flaz

Source: WBA Nicklaus Flaz TKO4 Alfredo Escarcega... Puerto Rican welterweight Nicklaus Flaz registered a fourth-round stoppage win over Alfredo Escarcega on Wednesday night at the ProBox TV Events Center in Plant City, Florida. The 28 year-old Flaz showed his strength from the opening bell and demolished a good opponent who, although...

Chocolatito Gonzalez back with a win

By Scott Shaffer Román González W10 Rober Barrera ... Former four-division champion Román “Chocolatito” González returned from eighteen months of inactivity with a solid display, defeat Colombia's Rober Barrera (27-6) by technical knockout in the tenth round. The fight was contested in Gonzalez's native Nicaragua, a bit over the 115-pound...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for the most significant fights on Saturday: Jaron Ennis (31-0) vs. David Avanesyan (30-4-1) (IBF welterweight title) … prediction: Ennis by early to mid-round knockout; Skye Nicholson (10-0) vs. Dyana Vargas (19-1) (WBC female featherweight title) … prediction: Nicholson by...

Muslim Gadzhimagomedov wins WBA bridgerweight title

By Scott Shaffer Muslim Gadzhimagomedov TKO5 Zhaoxin Zhang... Russia’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov defeated China’s Zhaoxin Zhang to win the vacant WBA bridgerweight championship on Friday in Serpukhov, Russia. For the second straight fight, Zhang showed an extraordinary ability to absorb punishment, but there were no cmplaints when the referee...

Weigh-in report from Las Vegas

Source: Top Rank WBO/IBF middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s title defense against Andrei Mikhailovich at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas after being hospitalized Thursday evening due to dehydration. The ten-round lightweight showdown between undefeated Raymond Muratalla and former...

Batyrgaziev wins WBA interim belt at 130 pounds

By Scott Shaffer Albert Batyrgaziev TKO9 Jono Carroll ... In Serpukhov, Russia the WBA interim super featherweight title was claimed by Russian Olympic champion Albert Batyrgaziev (10-0), who survived some rough moments esarly on to stop Ireland's Jono Carroll (24-2-1) in round nine. Carroll had won his last six fights following a loss to...

Olympic champ Zoirov gets a draw in Russia

By Scott Shaffer Shakhobidin Zoirov D8 Dmitry Dvali... Shakhobidin Zoirov, an Olympic champion from Uzbekistan, fought ot a draw against Dmitry Dvali of Russia on an IBA Champions’ Night show in Serpukhov, Russia. It was a bruising eight-round bantamweight contest with the scores not being clearly announced to the audience. By the end of...

Venezuelan update: Canizales returns after close loss in title fight

Source: WBC On Friday, July 19th, Venezuelan Carlos ¨Triple C¨ Cañizales will face Mexico's Iván García in a light flyweight main event. Fighting in his hometown of Caracas, Cañizales, will enter the ring for the second time this year, after losing a world title bid in January by majority decision against Japan’s two-belt...

Alimkhanuly hospitalized due to dehydration; title defense off

Source: Top Rank WBO/IBF middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s title defense against Andrei Mikhailovich at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas after being hospitalized Thursday evening due to dehydration. “Janibek was cutting the final pounds last night when he fainted,” said Egis Klimas,...

Farmer: "I don’t know if I would have taken this fight if I were Muratalla"

Source: Top Rank In Saturday's ten-round lightweight co-feature on ESPN, Raymond Muratalla (20-0, 16 KOs) will face former 130-pound champion Tevin Farmer (pictured). The fight takes place  at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Farmer (33-5-1, 8 KOs) has now won three straight since taking a three-year hiatus from 2020 through...

Tonight: the return of Roman Gonzalez

Chocolatito is back tonight. After nineteen months out of the ring, the fighting pride of Nicaragua is back for a long-awaited homecoming. Former four-division champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will face Colombian puncher Rober Barrera in the ten-round bantamweight main event on Friday, July 12th at Polideportivo...

Salita Promotions revelas full line-up for Detroit show

Press Release The untelevised undercard has been announced for the Salita Promotions event on Saturday, July 27th at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. DAZN will broadcast the show, which features undisputed world middleweight champion Claressa Shields’ historic challenge for the WBC women’s heavyweight (175 pounds +) championship...

Jayson Mama wins all-Filipino bout

Source: WBF Jayson Mama W10 Carlo Demecillo ... Jayson “Smasher” Mama won a super flyweight bout on Thursday, July 11th in Malungon, Philippines. In an all-Filipino match-up at the Sunken Arena, and with Malungon mayor Tessa Constantino at ringside, Mama defeated Carlo Demecillo by unanimous decision. After a well-boxed affair, judges...

Top Rank adds Steven Navarro to Aug. 10th undercard

Press Release Los Angeles super flyweight Steven “Kid Dynamite” Navarro returns to action in a six-rounder against Oscar Arroyo on Saturday, Aug. 10th, at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Navarro joins a line-up headlined by the featherweight main event between IBF champion Venado Lopez and hometown hero Angelo Leo....

Judging the judges: was Foster robbed vs. Conceição?

By Charles Presnell Social media buzzed after a championship fight on Saturday night and it was not the fight this writer expected to see. It happened on the ESPN telecast headlined by Stevenson-Harutyunyan. O’Shaquie Foster was defending his WBC 130-pound title against Brazil's Robson Conceição. As most of you already know, Conceição won...

Ennis confident ahead of Saturday's title defense

Source: DAZN Undefeated IBF welterweight champion Jaron "Boots" Ennis brings his record of 31-0 with 28 knockouts and 1 no contest into his Philadelphia homecoming fight against David Avanesyan this Saturday. The DAZN-broadcast show takes place at the Wells Fargo Center. Boots told DAZN cameras why he is confident of retaining his...