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Weigh-in report from New York City

Press Release Here are the weights for Top Rank's show from Madison Square Garden in New York City:  • Terence Crawford 146.4 lbs vs. Amir Khan 146.6 lbs (for Crawford's WBO welterweight world title - 12 Rounds) • Teofimo Lopez 135 lbs vs. Edis Tatli 134.8 lbs (12 Rounds) • Shakur Stevenson 125.8 lbs vs. Christopher Diaz 125.6 lbs...

Arizona card announced for May 23rd

Press Release On May 23rd at Casino Del Sol's outdoor amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona, local super featherweight Alfonso Olvera (11-5-2, 4 KOs) meets Carlos "Silk" Villa (14-3-1, 6 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas in a six rounder. Middleweights Nicholas Rhoads (5-0, 2 KOs) of Tucson and Eduardo Ayala (4-0, 1 KO) of Phoenix tangle in...

Weigh-in report from San Antonio, Texas

Press Release Here are the weights for Saturday night's boxing show at the Scottish RiteTheatre in San Antonio, Texas. The six-round main event will feature a middleweight showdown between Luis Villareal (4-0-1, 2 KOs) and Jimmie Strickland (3-0, 1 KO). Luis Villarreal 157 pounds vs. Jimmie Strickland 154.4 Hector Coronado 146 vs....

Future Hall of Famer gets big KO in ice hockey game

Press Release From the looks of things, Alex Ovechkin, one of the greatest hockey players of all time, would have made a helluva cruiserweight. Earlier this week, Ovechkin, who plays for the Washington Capitals, got into a fight with young Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes. Both men wore helments with visors during the fight,...

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Otto Wallin says he too is ready and willing to fight Joshua

Press Release Otto Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) says he is ready to challenge Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title on June 1st in Madison Square Garden.  The undefeated Swedish heavyweight is confident he will follow in the footsteps of countryman Ingemar Johansson, who exactly 60 years ago, in June of 1959, took New York by storm when...

Lou DiBella: Junior Fa ready, willing and able to fight Joshua on June 1st

By G. Leon As the search continues for a Jarrell replacement continues, undefeated heavyweight Junior Fa is throwing his name into the running, making it crystal clear that he's ready to step in and face Anthony Joshua on June 1st. Fa's promoter Lou DiBella told Boxingtalk, "Junior Fa called me to let me know that he's in camp...

Hrgovic books United States debut

Press Release Croatian heavyweight Filip Hrgović (7-0, 5 KOs plus additional World Series of Boxing pro bouts) will make his American debut against Greg Corbin on Saturday May 25th at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. The Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist will face Corbin...

Gary Russell to make annual defense vs. Kiko Martinez

Press Release WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. will defend his title against former IBF 122-pound champion Kiko Martinez at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on May 18th. The main even that night will be WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale, with Showtime broadcasting the Premier Boxing...

Easter spending Easter getting ready for Barthelemy

Press Release Former IBF lightweight champion Robert “E-Bunny” Easter Jr. hosted a media day in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio Thursday. He was joined by the Easter Bunny ahead of Sunday’s holiday. Easter will face former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy for the vacant WBA regular lightweight title (Vasyl Lomachenko is the...

Adrian Granados looks to shed the B-Side label this weekend

Press Release The life of a B-side fighter presupposes a certain degree of fatalism. Every now and again, he may surprise the oddsmakers and come up with the occasional upset. But, for the most part, he is counted on to play the specific role consigned to him by the powers that be. His job is not to win so much as it is to show up on...

Days before a big fight, Andy Ruiz looks back

Press Release When heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. steps into the ring against Alexander Dimitrenko  (41-4, 26 KOs) on April 20th, he’ll be sporting a new tattoo across his heavyweight back. Done at a no-frills tattoo parlor where décor is reserved for the skin of their clientele, it’s a message that was etched in his mind: “Victorious.”...

Ex-British champ Langford moving up to super middle

Press Release Former British middleweight champion Tommy Langford is moving up in weight but he thinks his Wembley opponent Lerrone Richards (11-0) is the one with somethng to prove when the pair collide for the vacant Commonwealth super middleweight title at the SSE Arena on April 27th. Langford (21-3) is on the rebuild, having moved up...

Mayweather Promotions joins Box Fan Expo

Press Release Mayweather Promotions will host a fighter meet-and-greet at this year's 5th Annual Box Fan Expo hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Boxing Expo is scheduled to take place during Cinco de Mayo weekend on Saturday May 4th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mayweather Promotions will make its fourth appearance at this year's...

Boxingtalk's Crawford-Khan Predictions

By Team Boxingtalk G. Leon: Terence Crawford by TKO in 9 or less. Amir Khan is an excellent fighter who will likely end up in the Hall Of Fame, but he's up against it in this one. I see Crawford taking a few rounds to get humming and Khan having some early success, but by round six, Crawford will have him all figured out and a left hand-right...

Gassiev joins the heavyweight division

Press Release Former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA, Ural Boxing Promotion and Warriors Boxing – and will move up to heavyweight as he prepares to fight on DAZN. The 25 year-old is moving up from cruiserweight where he landed the IBF world title in June 2016 after beating...

Jarrell Miller issues public statement on positive PED test

Press Release Through his publicist Alvina Alston, heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller released the following statement about his positive test for a banned performance enhancing substance ahead of a scheduled, but now in-doubt June 1st heavyweight title challenge vs. Anthony Joshua: "I want to thank all of my supporters who have stood by...

DiBella Entertainment signs O'Shaquie Foster

Press Release DiBella Entertainment has signed super featherweight O'Shaquie Foster (15-2, 9 KOs) of Houston to a long-term promotional agreement. Foster is managed by Keith Mills and trained by Bobby Benton in his hometown.  The 25-year-old Foster was victorious in all three of his starts in 2018, highlighted by a win over...

David Lemieux injures hand, withdraws from fight

Press Release A hand injury has forced David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) to withdraw from his 168-pound debut against London's John "The Gorilla" Ryder (27-4, 15 KOs). Lemieux-Ryder was set for May 4th at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena as the chief support of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's world middleweight title defense against Daniel Jacobs....

Introducing Yurik Mamedov, the Fighting Pride of the Yazidis

By Justin Hackman Yurik Mamedov is a welterweight with an 11-1 record fighting out of New York City. Although he was born in Russia, Mamedov is an ethnic Yazidi, a religious minority based in Iraq. Because the Yazidis have resisted attempts to forcibly convert them to Islam, they are currently being brutally persecuted by Isis. Mamedov...

Austin Trout Not Playing, plans to stop Gausha in late rounds

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Your bout with Terrell Gausha [21-1] was just announced for May 25th. When did training camp start? Austin Trout: "Shortly before they made the announcement we shifted it into gear, maybe a week, a week and a half ago. I'm going to be going to Vegas on Tuesday to work with Robert Garcia and Floyd Mayweather Sr so...

Ioka-Palicte: June 19th in Osaka

Press Release "Mighty" Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs) of the Philippines will face three-division champion Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13 KOs) of Japan for the vacant WBO super flyweight title on June 19th at Osaka Orefectural Gym in Osaka, Japan. UFC Fight Pass has the worldwide live streaming rights outside of Japan. Palicte vs. Ioka will be...

Get caught up on Crawford-Khan coverage

By G. Leon Boxingtalkers, get caught up on our coverage of the highly anitcipated April 20th WBO welterweight championship between undefeated champion Terence Crawford and former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan. In addition to our must read one-on-one interviews with Crawford and promoter Bob Arum, there's also one-on-ones...

DIna Thorslund to defend her title in June

Press Release On June 22nd, Denmark's Dina Thorslund (13-0) will defend her WBO super bantamweight title against Australia's April Adams (11-1-1). The show tales place at the Forum Horsens in Horsens, Denmark. Two local boxers, Amer Rasinlic and Michael Nielsen, will make their professional debuts on the undercard. Nielsen, a...

CES returns to Rhode Island on April 26th

Press Release Jamaine Ortiz (10-0, 5 KOs) of Worcester, Mass., headlines for the second event in a row on Friday, April 26th at Twin River Casino Hotel when he faces Brazil's Vitor Jones (15-4, 9 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Ortiz, a decorated amateur who won 100 fights and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials...

Danny Garcia-Adrian Granados workout quotables

Press Release Former two-division champion Danny "Swift" Garcia (pictured) and his next opponent, Adrian Granados took part in a media workout Wednesday as they near their welterweight showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Fox and Fox Deportes this Saturday night from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California....

BJ Flores serving as advisor to Kingdamon Antone

Press Release Kingdamon Antoine (9-0, 7 KOs) is looking to take his career to the next level in 2019.  The featherweight defeated Raheem Abdullah (3-2) over six rounds on April 5th and plans to make a quick return to the ring on May 11th in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Standing 5'7", Antoine has great size for the featherweight division....

Crawford-Khan final presser quotes

Press Release Terence "Bud" Crawford is ready for business. Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight title against former 140-pound world champion Amir "King" Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. The pay-per-view undercard will feature undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez against Edis Tatli in...

Jarrell Miller fails VADA test, Eddie Hearn says Luis Ortiz would be ideal June 1st replacement

By G. Leon and Scott Shaffer UPDATE: In an interview with Kugan Cassius, promoter Eddie Hearn said "it don't look good" for Miller remaining the opponent for Joshua. Hearn said Miller still has the right to have a retest done, but Joshua was going ahead with the June 1st title defense because so many tickets have been sold. Hearn said Luis Ortiz would be...

Adam Kownacki plans to return this summer; not interested in Anthony Joshua for now

By G. Leon Editor's Note: this interview took place before the news that Jarrell Miller had failed a drug test prior to his scheduled June 1st challenge of WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Adam Kownacki's name quickly surfaced as a possible replacement to challenge Joshua, but it appears Kownacki is not interested....

Joshua's ex-Olympic foe Dychko asks to fill in on June 1st

Should a positive PED test exclude Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller from challenging WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on June 1st, a man who lost to Joshua in the 2012 Olymoics, Ivan Dychko says he’s ready and willing to step in. The 28-year-old Dychko (7-0, 7 KOs), a two-time Olympic bronze medal winner, not...

Golovkin to face Steve Rolls at catchweight of 164

Press Release It's a whole new ballgame for Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) who will bring his "Big Drama Show" back to New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in over two years ion Saturday, June 8th.  Golovkin, whose resume includes a twentyconsecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), will...

Chris Colbert: "I'm the best prospect in boxing hands down"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Mario Briones (29-9-2). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Chris Colbert: "Domination. I mean this is what I do every time I step in the ring. I don't even get excited because this is what I do everytime I step into the ring, I dominate fighters whether it's me stopping...

Seanie Monaghan announces his retirement

By Scott Shaffer Long Island light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan announced his retirement from boxing on social media: "Met with Coach Joe and we decided I’m going to Officially retire from boxing. This sport and the people I’ve met along the way have changed my life drastically for the better. The life lessons I’ve learned from Joseph Higgins...

Despite mandatory status, Derevyanchenko anxious for next fight

Press Release Middleweight contender Sergiy "The Technician" Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, was victorious this past Saturday night against Germany's Jack Culcay (25-4, 13 KOs) in Minneapolis, MN. He won by unanimous decision, and scores for the bout were 116-112 (twice) and 115-113.  The victory earned...

Introducing British junior middleweight John Harding Jr.

Press Release British junior middleweight John Harding Jr. (6-0-1) credits boxing for turning his life around as he prepares to take part in his first major arena show on the undercard of Dave Allen vs. Lucas Browne and Derek Chisora vs. Senad Gashi at The O2 in London this Saturday. Harding grew up in South East London and found...

Crawford-Khan workout quotables

Press Release WBO welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and Amir "King" Khan hosted a media workout in preparation for Saturday evening's Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The undercard will feature lightweight Teofimo Lopez vs. Edis Tatli in a twelve-rounder plus featherweight...

Q&A: Rances Barthelemy

Press Release Former two-division title holder Rances Barthelemy discussed changes to his training camp as he nears a fight against former IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. taking place Saturday, April 27th live on Showtime from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions. At stake will be the vacant...

Anthony Dirrell added to Box Fan Expo line-up

Press Release WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell will appear at the fifth annual Box Fan Expo on Saturday May 4th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dirrell will meet and greet with fans at the Box Fan Expo store booth. The Expo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during Cinco De Mayo weekend, coinciding with the...

Bob Arum expecting 700,000 buys for Crawford-Khan

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on a great card the other night. Vasyl Lomachenko looked as deadly as he's ever looked [stopping Anthony Crolla]. Can you give us some thoughts on his performance, the card as a whole and ultimately the injury he suffered? Bob Arum: "I thought that Gilberto Ramirez looked terrific in going up to...