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Caterall's chance for revenge vs. Taylor is here

Source: Matchroom Jack Catterall (pictured) believes that a win over arch-nemesis Josh Taylor at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England this Saturday will springboard him towards a long-awaited world title shot in the competitive junior welterweight division. The bitter rivals finally rematch in a huge showdown this weekend, shown live on...

Super middleweight Ali Akhmedov added to Thursday's Detroit show

Source: Salita Promotions Salita Promotions has made a significant late addition to the televised lineup of “Big Time Boxing USA” fights this Thursday night (May 23rd), as super middleweight Ali Akhmedov will take on  Encarnacion “Demoledor” Diaz in a ten-round bout at Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit to be shown live on DAZN (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m....

Undercard details for Top Rank's June 29th show in Miami

Press Release On Saturday, June 29th at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida, Teofimo Lopez will defend his world junior welterweight championship against Canada's Steve Claggett. In the ten-round featherweight co-feature, former title holder Robeisy Ramirez returns against Mexico’s Brandon Leon Benitez. The six-round televised...

Undercard details for Taylor vs. Caterall II

Source: Matchroom Leeds, England is hosting a huge British fight on Saturday, the rematch between former world junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor and Jack Caterall of Wales. Most feel Caterall was the victim of bad judging and deserved to win the first encounter in 2022. On the undercard, Gravesend cruiserweight Chev Clarke (8-0, 6...

PBC adds two fights to Tank's June 15th show in Vegas

Press Release A pair of title showdowns will round out PBC's June 15th pay-per-view event on Prime Video. Previously announced were two co-headline bouts featuring Gervonta “Tank” Davis and David “El Monstruo” Benavídez in separate fights. Now added to the shwo, which is booked for MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas are Gary...

Teofimo Lopez to stay busy against Steve Claggett

Press Release Teofimo Lopez will defend his world junior welterweight championship against Canada's Steve Claggett on Saturday, June 29th, at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. In the ten-round featherweight co-feature, former champion Robeisy Ramirez returns against Mexico’s Brandon Leon Benitez. The six-round televised opener...

Bridgerweight action this week: Rozanski defends vs. Okolie

Former cruiserweight title holder Lawrence Okolie (19-1) has his sights set on becoming a two-weight world champion later this wwek when he faces WBC bridgerweight champion Lukasz Rozanski (15-0) in Poland. The fight will take place on Friday at the Podpromie Arena in Rzeszow Sky Sports will broadcast the fight in the UK,...

Denys Berinchyk wins a pro championship in banner weekend for Ukraine

Source: Top Rank Denys Berinchyk W12 Emanuel Navarrete ... This was a historic boxing weekend for the Ukraine Republic. On the same day Oleksandr Usyk captured the undisputed world heavyweight championsip, Usyk's 2012 Olympic temmate, Denys Berinchyk defeated Mexico's Emanuel Navarrete by split decision to win the vacant WBO lightweight...

Brian Norman claims interim title

Source: Top Rank Brian Norman Jr. W10 Giovani Santillan .... Brian Norman Jr. (26-0, 20 KOs) captured the WBO interim welterweight title with a tenth-round knockout over hometown favorite Giovani Santillan (32-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday's ESPN broadcast from San Diego. Santillan was the aggressor, but Norman’s quick counters and clinching...

Undercard results from San Diego

Source: Top Rank Richard Torrez TKO5 Brandon Moore.... U.S. Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez (10-0, 10 KOs) faces his stiffest test to date and passed with flying colors. The 24-year-old southpaw heavyweight scored a fifth-round TKO win against  Brandon Moore (14-1, 8 KOs) in San Diego. After an early feeling-out process, Torrez began...

Oleksandr Usyk conquers Tyson Fury to make boxing history

By Scott Shaffer Oleksandr Usyk W12 Tyson Fury... In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oleksandr Usyk made boxing history by becoming the first undisputed world heavyweight champion of the century. The Ukrainian Usyk pretty clearly outboxed Great Britain's Tyson Fury, although it was ruled a split decision. Boxingtalk scored it 115-112 for Usyk, who...

Opetaia regains IBF crown in tough fight with Briedis

By Scott Shaffer Jai Opetaia W12 Mairis Briedis ... In the chief supporting bout in Riyadh, Jai Opetaia (25-0, 19 KOs) defeated former two-time champion Mairis Briedis (28-3, 20 KOs) by unanimous decision in a bruising battle that saw both men finish with possible broken noses. Briedis rallied late but lost by scores of 117-111 and...

New champion alert: Anthony Cacace wins title at age 35

By Scott Shaffer Anthony Cacace TKO8 Joe Cordina... Junior lightweight Anthony Cacace (22-1, 8 KOs) is now the IBF champion after stopping Wales' Joe Cordina (17-1, 9 KOs) in round eight in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. Cacace, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, became a world champion at the advanced age of 35. Punchstats credited Cacace with...

Agit Kabayel knock out Frank Sanchez

Source: Top Rank Agit Kabayel KO7 Frank Sanchez... In a WBC heavyweight eliminator held on the big Riyadh, Saudi Arabia show, Agit Kabayel (25-0, 17 KOs) made his second straight huge career move forward, stopping the favored and previously undefeated Frank Sanchez (24-1, 17 KOs)  in round seven. Kabayel defeated Sanchez with a strong body...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for a historic Saturday: Oleksandr Usyk (21-0) vs. Tyson Fury (34-0-1) (world heavyweight championship ubification) … prediction: Usyk by decision; Joe Cordina (17-0) vs. Anthony Cacace (21-1) (IBF / IBO jr. lightweight titles) … prediction: Cordina by unanimous decision; Jai...

Weigh-in report from San Diego

Source: Top Rank Here are the weigh-in results for Top Rank's show from Pechanga Arena from San Diego, California:vacant WBO lightweight title - twelve rounds Emanuel Navarrete 135 pounds vs. Denys Berinchyk 134.8;WBO interim welterweight title - twelve rounds Giovani Santillan 146.4 lbs vs. Brian Norman Jr. 146.5 lbs ESPN, ESPN...

Usyk protege opens the show in Riyadh today

Source: WBA Today (Saturday), Ukrainian Daniel Lapin and Mozambique's Octavio Pudivitr will fight at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in a light heavyweight bout.  It will be one of the preliminary bouts of the Ring Of Fire card, which features Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and British Tyson Fury for all the heavyweight titles....

Weigh-in report from Riyadh: Fury 262; Usyk 233.5

Source: Top Rank Here are the complete weigh-in results for Saturday's huge card fat the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The pay-per-view broadcast will stream live on at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.Undisputed world heavyweight championship - 12 rounds Tyson Fury 262 pounds -vs.- Oleksandr Usyk 233.5; Vacant IBF cruiserweight title —...

Zepeda to face Cabrera in lightweight thriller

Source: DAZN DAZN's website reports that Mexican lightweight William “El Camarón” Zepeda (30-0, 26 KOs) will return to the ring against Chicago's Giovanni Cabrera (22-1, 7 KOs) in a twelve rounder on Saturday, July 6th at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. It will be broadcast around the world on DAZN. Zepeda is coming off a...

Austin Brooks to duel Aram Avagyan

Press Release Toro Promotions, Inc., in association with Whitfield Haydon Boxing, returns June 15th to the Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) in Tacoma, Washington. California super featherweight Austin Brooks (12-0, 5 KOs) faces Armenian Olympian Aram “Warrior” Avagyan (11-1-2, 5 KOs) in an ten-round main event. Brooks, age 28, knocked...

Conor Benn back on suspension over 2022 positive doping test

By Scott Shaffer The British Boxing Board of Control (“BBBoC”) reports that British welterweight Conor Benn is back on suspension in the United Kigndom for a 2022 doping violation. Despited these lingering issues, Benn has fought twice in the United States while the lawyers battled out whether he should remain suspended for a positive...

Fury-Usyk undercard and PPV details

Press Release ESPN and Top Rank, together with DAZN, will bring the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world between WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBO / IBF / WBA ruler Oleksandr Usyk to ESPN+ pay-per-view. The event is available for purchase on ESPN+ PPV in the United States, in addition to DAZN PPV, and takes place Saturday,...

Nakatani to defend against Astrolabio

Source: WBC Undefeated WBC bantamweight champion Junto Nakatani, will make the first defense of his title on July 20th at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, against the mandatory challenger, Filipino Vincent Astrolabio. A three-division champion, Nakatani (27-0, 20 KOs), comes into this fight after winning the WBC bantamweight title by...

Fulton trying to lock down a fight date

By Scott Shaffer Former two-belt junior featherweight champion Stephen "Coolboy Steph" Fulton (pictured) tweeted: "Two opponents fell out, so I’m fighting in July now. I was supposed to go on June 15th. SMH."Contender Raeese Aleem responded: "Hey, Coolboy Steph, two opponents fell out?? You really trying to fight anybody but me. Send the...

CBN Promotions returns on June 22nd

Press Release CBN Promotions returns with another night of boxing as Tayden “The Butcher” Beltran (8-0, 4 KOs), is set to square off against Cesar Villarraga (10-9-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight clash. All the action will take place at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, June 22nd. The entire event will...

Two bouts added to Tyson vs. Paul undercard

By Scott Shaffer Most Valuable Promotions has announced two additions to the big Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul show scheduled for July 20th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. One of the new bouts will be between two undefeated prospects, Ashton "H2O Sylve" and Floyd Schofield. The two lightweights are 11-0 and 17-0 respectively. The second...

Turki Alalshikh: Usyk-Fury is now sold out

By Scott Shaffer Turki Alalshikh, the Saudi government official who controls Saudi boxing and has a seemingly unlimited budget, tweeted today that aturday's big show in Riyadh is now sold out. Alalshikh, addressed as "His Excellency" wrote: "All tickets for the legendary Ring of Fire showdown have been sold out. Get ready for an epic...

Welcome to Fury vs. Usyk fight week

Press Release WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and WBO / IBF / WBA counterpart Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) will battle for the undisputed world heavyweight crown this Saturday at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The winner becomes the division's first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis accomplished that...

Lauren Price wins world welterweight championship

Source: WBA Lauren Price W9 Jessica McCaskill... Fighting in her home country, Lauren Price was crowned the new world welterweight champion after outpointing Jessica McCaskill by a ninth-round stoppage on Saturday at the Cardiff International arena in Wales. Price won the WBA and IBO belts, but also the true lineal championship as...

WBA orders mandatory defense for Alaniz

Source: WBA The WBA Women’s Championships Committee ordered a mandatory flyweight title bout between champion Gabriela Alaniz (pictured) of Argentina and the official challenger of the category, Jacky Calvo of M exico (21-8-2).  In Alaniz’s case, she won the belt on April 27, 2024 and for that reason, the WBA wants her next mandatory...

Carto wins early in Philly

Press Release Christian Carto TKO3 Jesus Martinez ... This weekend at Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, popular bantamweight Christian Carto won his fifth consecutive bout with a third-round stoppage of Jesus Martinez in their scheduled eight rounder. Carto of Philadelphia, once again brought a large fan base to cheer him on and they...

WBO orders Buatsi vs. Yarde for interim title at 175 pounds

By Scott Shaffer SUMMARY OF WBO RULING: On May 3rd, Top Rank confirmed via official press release that WBO / IBF / WBC light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev suffered a ruptured meniscus in training and had to postpone the scheduled undisputed world light heavyweight championship contest against WBA champion Dmitry Bivol on June 1st in...

Inoue to visit NYC to receive boxer of the year award

Press Release World junior featherweight champion Naoya Inoue, recognized by many as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter, has confirmed that he will be attending the 99th Boxing Writers Association of America awards dinner at the 583 Park Avenue venue in Manhattan, New York, on Thursday, June 6th, beginning at 6 p.m. Inoue will...

Baraou to defend European title in Manchester

Source: Wasserman Boxing Germany's Abass Baraou (15-1) returns to the ring to defend his European junior middleweight championship against Macaulay McGowan at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, England on June 14th, live on Channel 5 in the UK. It will be Baraou's first title defense, just two months on from his win over Sam Eggington. McGowan...

Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal moved to July 6th

Press Release Fanmio announced a new date for the pro boxing showdown between mixed martial arts stars Nate Diaz and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. The fight wil now take place on Saturday, July 6th at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. {The previous date was June 1st in Los Angeles]. “He won the first fight [in MMA], but I’m back for more....

Kambosos reflects on loss to Lomachenko

Compiled By Scott Shaffer Former world lightweight champion George "Ferocious" Kambosos Jr. reflected on Saturday's eleventh-round technical knockout loss to Vasiliy Lomchenko. Kambosos wrote: "Gave it my all, never cherry picked always stepped to the best & hardest challengers. And Loma will go down as one of the best in history. I’m safe I’m healthy...

Junior Younan ready for bigger fights at super middleweight

Source: Star Boxing Junior Younan 12 KO1 Ricardo A. Luna... Junior Younan (20-0-1 with 12 KOs) scored a highlight-reel knockout over Ricardo Adrian Luna (26-12-2 with 7 KOs) over thr weekend. The knockout came at 2:53 in the first round of a super middleweight bout on a show in Huntington, New York. Younan, a Brooklyn, New York native, now seeks...

Lomachenko back in the high life again with TKO of Kambosos

Source: Top Rank Vasiliy Lomachenko TKO11 George Kambosos Jr. ...vAfter losing his unified crown nearly four years ago, Vasiliy Lomachenko is once again a world champion.vLomachenko (18-3, 12 KOs) captured the vacant IBF lightweight world title by defeating hometown hero "Ferocious" George Kambosos Jr. (21-3, 10 KOs) via 11th-round TKO on...

Adames to make first title defense vs. Gausha

Source: WBC Newly minted WBC middleweight champion Carlos Adames of the Dominican Republic will defend his title against Terrell Gausha of the United States on June 15th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Adames was handed the WBC championship this week when notoriously inactive Jermall Charlo was finally stripped after an...

Introducing teenage junior lightweight Kaipo Gallegos

Press Release Boxlab Promotions and Shuan Boxing announce the signing of a co-promotional agreement with junior lightweight Kaipo Gallegos (4-0-1, 3 KOs), a southpaw from Las Vegas. The two promoters have big plans for Gallegos and plan to keep him busy for the remainder of 2024 and thereafter. His next fight is scheduled for May 31st,...