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WBC puts Fury on the clock

By Scott Shaffer With WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury talking about retirement, the WBC has been in communications with Fury and his promoters (Frank Warren and Bob Arum) regarding his status as WBC heavyweight champion. The WBC has set Friday, August 26th as the final day to receive official written confirmation from them about his...

Makhmudov to face Takam in Montreal next month

Source: Top Rank Little-known but dangerous heavyweight Arslanbek “Lion” Makhmudov has signed a multi-year co-promotional contract with Top Rank, who will work in conjunction with Eye of the Tiger Management. Makhmudov, born in Russia and now residing in Montreal, is listed as 14-0 but professional bouts in the World Series of Boxing make...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Results from Houston, Texas

Source: Split-T Management At The Bayou Event Center in Houston, Texas, welterweight Giovanni Marquez stopped William Davis in round two of their scheduled four-round bout. Marquez dropped Davis three times in the second round and the bout was stopped at the 2:00 mark. Marquez, the 2021 National Golden Gloves Most Outstanding Boxer is now 3-0 with...

Taylor: "Serrano rematch must be at lightweight"

Source: Matchroom World lightweight champion Katie Taylor has blasted Jake Paul’s suggestion that a proposed rematch against Amanda Serrano should be at 126- or 130 pound catchweight. Taylor (21-0, 6 KO’s), who edged out Serrano back in April in an epic women's fight, spoke on Matchroom Boxing’s new podcast Flash Knockdown and stood firm...

Star Boxing returns to Huntington New York in October

Press Release Star Boxing announced an October 1st show at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. The main event is set for ten rounds of cruiserweight action between Ukrainian-born, Pittsburgh-residing Lyubomyr Pinchuk (14-3, 8 KOs) and Brooklyn, New York’s Joel Shojgreen (13-3, 12 KOs).  Pinchuk is coming off a decision loss in...

A few words with lightweight Cristian Baez

Press Release Lightweight power puncher Cristian Baez (18-1, 17 KOs) is scheduled to battle Ruben “Ace” Torres (18-0, 15 KOs) in the ten-round main event on Thompson Boxing’s August 20th show in Corona, Callifornia. Baez is eager to get back in the ring after over a two-year layoff. The show will stream live for free on the Thompson...

WBA convention lands in Orlando

Source: WBA The WBA will hold its centennial convention from December 11th through 14th at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The event will mark the celebration of 100 years of existence of boxing’s pioneer sanctioning organization. The WBA had had to postpone its convention for different reasons since 2019, when the 99th...

Maryland amateur card set for Aug. 27th

Press Release Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to the Carroll County Ag Center For “Fight Night in the Country” Saturday, August 27th in Westminster, Maryland. The card will feature a dozen Olympic-style boxing matches and tickets are on sale now at Baltimoreboxing.com/Tickets.  During the event, Baltimore Boxing will...

Lipinets steps in for Broner to save Showtime main event

Press Release Former IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets (pictured) has agreed to replace Adrien Broner this weekend and will now face former WBC lightweight champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. in Showtime Championship Boxing's main event this Saturday, August 20, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida in a...

Broner withdraws from this weekend's fight

By Scott Shaffer According to his own social media account, former four-dvision champion Adrien Broner has withdrawn from this weekend's scheduled fight vs. former lightweight title holder Omar Figueroa. The bout was scheduled to air on Showtime from Hollywood, California. Broner issued the following statements on his Instagram account:...

Boxingtalk's Monday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for Monday's boxing action, courtesy of MB Boxing Official Hyun Mi Choi (19-0-1) vs. Aka Ringo (3-0) (WBA super featherweight championship) … Prediction: Choi by clear unanimous decision; Yurik Mamedov (15-2) vs. Javier Jose Clavero (30-9) (lightweights) … Prediction: Mamedov by...

Parker set to face Joyce, with Sept. 24th the new date

Source: Queensberry Promotions The trading of verbal jabs during an opening press conference was an unfamiliar experience for Joseph Parker, as the ex-WBO heavyweight title holder is more used to exchanging pleasantries with forthcoming opponents. But with his proposed collision with Joe Joyce mired in confusion and delay for a considerable period before...

Golden Boy Fight Night to feature women's unification bout

Source: MarvNation Promotions Tickets are now on sale for Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN: Valle vs. Nguyen. The card will take place on Thursday, September 8th at Ciudad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde, Hatillo, San José, Costa Rica and will be broadcast live on DAZN, the Golden Boy Boxing YouTube page and on the MarvNation YouTube page starting at 6:00 p.m. PT...

Boxingtalk's Sunday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for Sunday's action, courtesy of MB Boxing Official Andres Campos (13-0) vs. Gilberto Pedroza (21-9-2) (Flyweights) … Prediction: Campos by clear unanimous decision; Ryuya Yamanaka (17-3) vs. Jonathan Taconing (29-4-1) (Flyweights) … Prediction: Yamanaka by clear...

Lopez begins junior welterweight campaign with a win

Press Release Teofimo Lopez TKO7 Pedro Campa... Teofimo Lopez, the former world lightweight champion, knocked out Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,553 at Resorts World Las Vegas. Beginning his campaign at junior welrterweight, Lopez shook off the ring rust in his first fight since losing...

Undercard results from Las Vegas: Zayas wins again

Press Release Xander Zayas KO5 Elias Espadas ...  Promising Puerto Rican junior middleweight Xander Zayas (14-0, 9 KOs) picked up a fifth-round knockout over Elias Espadas (22-5, 15 KOs). Zayas knocked down Espadas with a left hook in the opening round and finished the fight in the fifth with a sweeping right hand. The bout was the...

IBF schedules purse bid for Taylor vs. Ponce

By Scott Shaffer On July 7th, the IBF ordered Josh Taylor, the world champion, and Jeremias Ponce to begin negotiations for the IBF 140-pound championship mandatory defense. An agreement was not reached within the time frame set forth by the IBF. Accordingly, the IBF has ordered a purse bid scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd at 12:00 PM...

Zhilei says he's ready for Hrgovic

Press Release Heavyweight Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei (24-0-1, 19 KOs) has touched down in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to prepare for his IBF heavyweight title eliminator against Croatia’s Filip Hrgović (14-0, 12 KOs). The fight is set for August 20th, and the winner will become the IBF’s #1 heavyweight contender. “I’m happy to be in Saudi Arabia....

Eubank Jr. "If I lose to Conor Benn, I'm finished"

Press Release Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman: “Well good afternoon everyone and welcome to this press conference in London to announce what I still can’t really believe. I’m sure many of you sitting here can’t quite believe it as well. Chris Eubank Jr. against Conor Benn. October the 8th, O2 Arena, live and exclusive on DAZN PPV. I...

David Lemieux retires from boxing

Press Release Light of heart and head held high, Laval boxer David Lemieux is retiring from competition. The ex-IBF middle-weight Champion of the World has not only made boxing history with his unforgettable performances, he has also been a foundation of the Eye of the Tiger story. EOTTM extends its heartfelt thanks to Lemieux and wishes...

Jack receives heroes welcome in Jeddah

Press Release Two Division Boxing World Champion and “People’s Champion” Badou Jack (26-3-3, 16 KOs) touched down with his team in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday night for his first fight in the Kingdom on the undercard of Oleksander Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua II, dubbed “Rage on the Red Sea”. Jack was greeted by hundreds of fans who...

DBE talent makes weight for tonight’s action

Source: DiBella Entertainment A trio of DiBella Entertainment fighters will compete tomorrow night at Memorial Hall, in Melrose, Massachusetts. The card will stream live as a pay-per-view via combatsportsnow.com, starting at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT. “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (17-0-1, 8 KOs), from East Hartford, CT, collides with Mexican Saul Corral,...

Rivera out to to derail Jack’s cruiser run

While attending Synergy Alternative High School in East Hartford, Connecticut, a young Richie Rivera was joking around with friends when they called him “Popeye” for the first time.  Created in 1929, a corncob pipe and sailor hat remain the trademark of the beloved character, Popeye the Sailor Man, in his quest to protect...

Spencer, Salgado press conference quotables

Rising unbeaten super welterweight Joey Spencer and Mexican contender Kevin Salgado, plus undefeated super bantamweight contenders Ra’eese Aleem and Mike Plania, previewed their respective showdowns during a virtual press conference Thursday before they step into the ring on Sunday, September 4 during Labor Day Weekend in...

DiBella inks Carlos Gongora

Press Release DiBella Entertainment has signed Ecuadorian super middleweight contender Carlos “Carlito’s Way” Gongora (20-1, 15 KOs). He returns to the ring this Saturday facing Oscar Riojas, at Memorial Hall, in Melrose, MA. The event, titled “Parade of Champions” presented by Boston Boxing Promotions, will stream live as a pay-per-view...

Alberto Puello, Hector Garcia training camp quotables

Press Release A pair of top contenders representing the Dominican Republic will look to secure world titles as Alberto Puello confronts Batyr Akhmedov for the vacant WBA Super Lightweight belt, while Hector Garcia faces WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Roger Gutierrez, in action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, August 20 in a Premier...

Ruben Torres training camp quotables

Press Release  Undefeated lightweight, Ruben “Ace” Torres (18-0, 15 KOs), who is making a case for being the 2022 Prospect of the Year, is scheduled to headline Thompson Boxing’s “Path To Glory” event on August 20, 2022. Torres, who is wrapping up training camp, will battle Cristian Baez (18-1, 17 KOs), in a ten-round main event which...

Brandun Lee returns to Showtime on Aug. 20th

Press Release Brandun Lee, one of the sport’s most exciting prospects and biggest punchers, will take on Will Madera in a 10-round super lightweight bout Saturday, August 20 live on SHOWTIME from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. in a Premier Boxing Champions event. The newly added bout will serve as...

Claressa Shields workout quotables

Press Release Boxing superstar Claressa “G.W.O.A.T.” Shields held a media workout in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area on Thursday as she nears her upcoming undisputed middleweight world championship showdown against longtime rival Savannah Marshall. Shields vs. Marshall will take place on Saturday, September 10 from The O2, London and...

Ergashev stops Martinez in five

Press Release Shohjahon Ergashev TKO5 Angel Martinez Hernandez... Uzbekistan’s Shohjahon Ergashev (23-0, 20 KOs) got a fifth-round stoppage of Baja California, Mexico’s Angel “El Furioso” Martinez Hernandez (14-2-2, 14 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout. Fighting in the main event of Salita Promotions’ “Detroit Brawl” and with the ESPN...

Katie Taylor: Serrano rematch only happens at 135

Press Release Katie Taylor has blasted Jake Paul’s suggestion that the rematch of the mega Madison Square Garden showdown with Amanda Serrano should be at 126lbs or a 130lbs catchweight. Taylor (21-0, 6 KO’s), who edged out Serrano back in April to retain her Lightweight crown in an epic fight for the ages, spoke on Matchroom Boxing’s...

Teofimo Lopez out to conquer second weight class

Former lightweight king Teofimo Lopez hopes to conquer a second weight class. That journey begins Saturday against Pedro Campa in the 10-round junior welterweight main event at the Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las Vegas. 

In the eight-round co-feature, unbeaten Puerto Rican junior middleweight standout...

Herbert Conceicao makes pro debut this weekend

Press Release Olympic gold medallist Hebert Conceição will be unleashed into the professional ranks this weekend.

The Brazilian hero, who claimed gold in spectacular fashion in Tokyo last summer, makes his professional debut on Saturday night in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on a show staged by LIFT Promotions. 

Probellum fighter...

Torres-Baez headlines August 20 Thompson card

Press Release Thompson Boxing anounced its line-up for Saturday, August 20th in Corona, CA. The main event will feature rising lightweight Ruben “Ace” Torres (18-0, 15 KOs), from South Central Los Angeles, who will put it all on the line against Cristian “Guarico” Baez (18-1, 17 KOs) from Venezuela. Torres vs. Baez is a 10-round bout...

Adorno-Roldan headlines September Shobox card

Press Release Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno, a former amateur standout with one-punch knockout power, will face Hugo Alberto Roldan in a new 10-round super lightweight main event on SHOBOX: The New Generation on Friday, September 9, live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino’s Grand Ballroom. Shinard...

Boxingtalk Predictions

By Mike Borao, Jr. Jesus Vega Villaman (22-3-1) vs. Ivan Alvarez (31-14-2) (Super Welterweights) … Prediction: Villaman by split decision; Leobardo Lopez Alvarez (15-0) vs. Gerardo Verde Moreno (19-8-1) (Light Flyweights) … Prediction: Alvarez by early knockout; WillibaldoGarcia Perez (16-5-1) vs. Hector Ruiz Soto (13-8-1) (Bantamweights)...

Navarette, Ali Walsh workout quotables

Press Release One of Mexico's great champions, a hometown hero, and the grandson of a legend will take center stage in San Diego next Saturday, Aug. 20, at Pechanga Arena San Diego. Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete (35-1, 29 KOs) makes the third defense of his WBO featherweight world title against Mexican countryman Eduardo Baez (21-2-2,...

Jordan White takes decision over Murray

Press Release Streaking super featherweight, Jordan White won his 10th straight fight with a 10-round unanimous decision over Derrick Murray in front of another Jeter Promotions sold out crowd at The Hall inside Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland. The fight topped an action-packed eight-bout card. "This was an incredible card....

Omar Figueroa workout quotables

Press Release Former World Champion Omar Figueroa Jr. held a San Antonio media workout on Tuesday as he nears his super lightweight battle against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner Saturday, August 20 live on SHOWTIME from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., in a Premier...

Benn-Eubank Jr set for October 8th

Press Release An unmissable event for fight fans around the world, Chris Eubank Jr vs. Conor Benn promises to be one of the most electrifying British boxing contests in decades as the sons of two of the sport’s most famous names battle it out in an incredible second-generation showdown.
 
Eubank Sr and Benn Snr captured the...