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Timur Kerefov back in less than three weeks

Press Release This Friday (March 5th) at 8:00 pm Eastern time, Salita Promotions’ YouTube Channel will have a live boxing match mixed in with its pay-per-view pre-show. One supporting bout will be broadcast, free of charge, a ten-round middleweight battle between Russia’s Timur Kerefov (10-0, 5 KO) and Florida's Manny Woods (16-10-1, 6...

Bohachuk-Adams presser quotes

Press Release Ring City USA is just two days away from its 2021 inaugural event headlined by Serhii Bohachuk against Brandon Adams on Thursday, March 4th in a ten-round junior middleweight fight, live from the Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The full card, which features six matchups, will stream live around the world on Twitch...

Yuri Foreman to face Jimmy Williams this weekend

Edited Press Release Former WBA 154-pound champion Yuri Foreman (pictured), who has fought sporadically since the main part of his career ended in 2011, will compete in an eight-round bout this Saturday at the Kentucky Center for African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky. Foreman (35-3) will face Connecticut's Jimmy "Quiet Storm" Williams...

Germany's Deniz Ilbay books first fight in UK

Press Release German welterweight Deniz Ilbay plans on marking his first fight in the UK an upset win when he faces Lewis Crocker on the March 12th edition of MTK Fight Night. Ilbay (22-2, 10 KOs) challenges unbeaten Crocker (12-0, 7 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium next Friday, live in the US on ESPN+, and worldwide on IFL...

Introducing heavyweight DaCarree “MacTruck” Scott

Edited Press Release Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of 22 year-old heavyweight DaCarree “MacTruck” Scott to a long-term promotional contract. Born in Denver and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Scott (4-0, 4 KOs) has impressive handd speed and destructive power based on training videos. Standing a squat 5’ 10”, but weighing over...

Thursday: John Vera vs. Cleotis Pendarvis

Press Release RJJ Boxing will promote a show this Thursday, streaming live on UFC Fight Pass, from Biloxi, Mississippi with a main event featuring John “The Phenom” Vera (19-1, 11 KOs) of Fort Worth, Texas vs. California's Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (21-7-2, 9 KOs). The bout will be an eight rounder in the welterweight division....

FightNight Live returns under FloSports banner

Press Release FightNight Live has rebranded itself under the FloSports banner. Beginning with a Saturday, March 6th boxing show, the platform makes FloCombat its new home with a blockbuster multi-event deal.  FightNight Live plans to deliver two combat sports shows per month – 24 boxing and MMA cards per year – via the...

Cully looking to move up the lightweight ladder

Press Release Ireland's Gary Cully sees his battle with Viktor Kotochigov as the first step towards a future lightweight title shot ahead of their showdown on the March 12th MTK Fight Night event. Cully (11-0, 5 KOs) faces Kotochigov (12-1, 5 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium next Friday, live in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on...

Ramirez-Taylor four-belt unification booked for May 22nd

Press Release Two junior welterweight kings, one undisputed title. The stakes don’t get any higher. WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez (pictured), the pride of California’s Central Valley, will fight Scotland’s IBF/WBA champion Josh Taylor for the undisputed world 140-pound championship Saturday, May 22nd. The winner will become only the...

Benavídez faces in WBC super middleweight eliminator

Press Release Two-time WBC super middleweight champion David Benavídez (pictured) faces Ronald Ellis in a twelve-round WBC title eliminator on Saturday, March 13th live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.  [Benavidez's last reign ended when he could not...

Matchroom adds three bouts to March 13th show

Press Release Raymond Ford, Austin Williams and Otha Jones III have all been added to the undercard of the 115-pound unification rematch between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez that takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday March 13th, live worldwide on DAZN. Ford (8-0 4 KOs) closed...

European title bouts pushed back to April 23rd

Press Release A European title double-header has been postponed. Andoni Gago's featherweight defense against Gavin McDonnell will now take place on April 23rd, as will Sandor Martin's (36-2, 13 KOs ) junior welterweight defense against Kay Prosper (14-1-1, 7 KOs). McDonnell (22-2-2, 6 KOs) is bidding to become a two-weight European...

Yoka to face Djeko on ESPN this Friday

Press Release Heavyweight Tony Yoka (pictured), the 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Paris, will battle Belgium-born Joel Tambwe Djeko in a twelve-rounder on Friday at H Arena in Nantes, France. In the ten-round lightweight co-feature, Estelle Yoka Mossely (8-0, 1 KO), the other half of boxing’s most prominent husband-and-wife duo, will...

ShoBox to have four-fight broadcast next week

Press Release Brandun Lee will return to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut when he takes on Samuel Teah Wednesday, March 10th in the junior welterweight main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast. Lee vs. Teah headlines a four-fight card featuring eight promising prospects with a combined record of 102-4-2. The 21...

Golden Boy signs Zurdo Ramirez

Press Release Undefeated light heavyweight and former IBF super middleweight champion, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), recently signed an exclusive promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. Ramirez is tentatively slated to return to the ring in May and believes he'll receive strong support from Oscar De La Hoya and his...

Dicaire, undefeated champion, will be the underdog on Friday

Press Release Quebec native Marie-Eve Dicaire is the reigning IBF female 154-pound champion, she is unbeaten, and yet she is the underdog for her fight this week.  She says she has fully prepared physically and mentally for this Friday night's unification showdown against undefeated WBC and WBO champion, Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs)....

Christy Martin featured on Last Stand podcast

Courtesy of Last Stand Podcast Hall of Fame boxer and now promoter Christy Martin appears on the current Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer. The former champ gives us blow by blow of her near-death experience at the hands of her ex-husband.  Martin tells us why she didn't let the shooting keep her out of the ring.  She also breaks down how women's...

Spotlight on Zorilla-Madiyev

Press Release Ring City USA begins its three-event residency in Puerto Rico when it takes over the Felix Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to deliver a boxing show headlined by junior middleweight Serhii Bohachuk against Brandon Adams on Thursday, March 4th. The full card, which features seven matchups, will stream live around the...

Late results from last weekend

Source: Split-T Management Money Powell IV W6 William Langston ... Two of Split-T Management's super middleweights recorded wins on Saturday night. Money Powell IV won a tough six-round split decision over William Langston (3-2). The fight took place at The Buckhead Fight Club in Atlanta. Langston was strong and aggressive early, looking to take out...

Haney makes Twitter call-outs

Compiled By Scott Shaffer Devin Haney is searching for a big fight on Twitter, having the following exchanges with his fellow lightweight contenders: Haney: "Where tf is Loma at!?!?!?" Vasiliy Lomachenko (recovering from surgery): "I'm here!  I'm waiting for you cowards to decide on a real fight, and not on a Twitter fight." Haney: "Waiting is...

Saunders believes he has the tools to defeat Alvarez

Press Release WBO super middleweight champion  Billy Joe Saunders says his footwork, know-how, skill set, mindset and brain makes him the only boxer who can possibly defeat WBA/WBC champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. The two are scheduled to unify on May 8th when Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) faces Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) as a distinct...

Five-fight PPV line-up set for Friday with Shields vs. Dicarie on top

Press Release The complete televised lineup for this week’s all-female pay-per-view event (Friday, March 5th) from the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich., has now been revealed with the addition of two more fights, including, in separate bouts, former amateur world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza and...

Chantelle Cameron postpones title defense due to unspecified injury

Press Release Chantelle Cameron’s WBC junior welterweight title defense has been postponed after she suffered an injury. Cameron (13-0, 7 KOs) was set to defend against mandatory challenger Melissa Hernandez on March 20th, but the fight is now unable to take place on that date. The British Cameron won the title back in October with...

Liborio Solis to resume ring activity in Venezuela this weekend

Source: WBA On March 6th, in Turmero, Valenzuela, the WBA will sponsor the fifth edition of the Gilberto Mendoza Boxing Festival in honor of its late president. Former WBA / IBF 115-pound champion Liborio Solis (30-6-1) will reappear after a year of inactivity, facing Marlembron Acuña (8-7-1) in the super bantamweight division,...

Impact Network back with Geffrard-Grachev main event

Press Release Impact Boxing will kick off it's 2021 schedule with a night of boxing on Saturday, March 6th at Delray Beach Boxing Club in Delray Beach, Florida. Headlining will be Steve Geffrard taking on Denis Grachev in the eight-round light heavyweight main event. Also shown on the broadcast will be an eight-round light heavyweight...

Update on condition of Zhang Zhilei

Source: Terry Lane social media Social media message issued by Terry Lane of Lane Brothers Management, managers of hospitalized heavyweight Zhilei Zhang: "Wow. What a roller coaster of a night. Zhilei Zhang started off better than we could have hoped with three knockdowns in the first three rounds. But credit and respect to the game Jerry Forrest who...

Alvarez-Saunders announced minutes after Alvarez wins a mismatch

Press Release WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will clash with WBO counterpart Billy Joe Saunders in a unification bout on May 8th, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico). The venue has not yet been determined.  Alvarez’s win over the non-competitive Avni Yildirim last night followed hot on the heels of his...

Pathetic Yildirim shows up just long enough to collect a paycheck

source: DAZN Saul Alvarez TKO3 Avni Yildirim ... WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dismantled a pathetic challenger, Avni Yildirim of Turkey, in three rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Yildirim made no effort to win. In the third round, Alvarez landed a straight right hand that sent Yildirim to the...

Anthony Dirrell and Kyrone Davis fight to a draw

Press Release Anthony Dirrell D12 Kyrone Davis ... Two-time super middleweight title holder Anthony “The Dog’’ Dirrell and Kyrone “Shut It Down’’ Davis battled to a twelve-round split draw in a WBC elimination match on Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. It was a tactical match as Dirrell landed the...

Forrest battles back from three knockdowns to get a valiant draw

source: DAZN Zhilei Zhang W10 Jerry Forrest ... China's Zhilei Zhang and Virginia's Jerry Forrest fought to a majority draw (95-93 Forrest, 93-93, 93-93) on the Canelo Alavarez undercard in souther Florida. The favorite coming in, Zhang sent Forrest to the canvas three times in the first three rounds and arguably won the fourth. Then...

Arroyo claims WBC interim flyweight title

Press Release McWilliams Arroyo TKO5 Abraham Rodriguez ... Puerto Rico's McWilliams Arroyo defeated late-replacement Abraham Rodriguez of Mexico via TKO at 1:40 of the fifth round to become the interim WBC flyweight champion. Rodriguez got the fight when WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez claimed a hand injury on Thursday. Rodriguez is a...

Ramos, Mielnicki win on Fox

Press Release Jesus Ramos KO2 Jesús Emilio Bojórquez... In the Fox on PBC co-feature from Los Angeles, 19 year-old welterweight Jesus Ramos (15-0, 14 KOs) scored a second-round KO victory over Jesús Emilio Bojórquez (24-3, 18 KOs). Ramos, the nephew of welterweight Abel Ramos, landed a sharp right hook that dropped Bojórquez of Mexico...

South African report: Makhoba breaks Gumed's rib

Source: WBF Gcina Makhoba TKO3 Thulani Gumede ... In Durban, South Africa, super flyweight Gcina Makhoba put on a destructive performance when he stopped fellow KwaZulu-Natal resident Thulani Gumede in the third round on Saturday. Makhoba improved his professional record to 6-1-1, while the challenger falls to 7-2-1. Showing class,...

Kunkabayev wins when Emurlaev quits

Press Release Kamshybek Kunkabayev TKO6 Server Emurlaev... Kazakhstan cruiserweight Kamshybek Kunkabayev defeated Server Emurlaev on the MTK Fight Night taking place at the Tynyshpayev Academy of Transport and Communications in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In just his third professional fight, Kunkabayev (3-0, 3 KOs) was in control throughout,...

Undercard results from Almaty, Kazakhstan

Press Release On the MTK Fight Night undercard in Kazakhstan, Nurtas Azhbenov (11-0, 4 KOs) defeated Evgeny Smirnov (13-2-3, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision. The ten-round fight was contested in the lightweight division, with official scroes of 100-90, 99-91 and 96-94... Welterweight Talghat Shayken (4-0, 2 KOs) picked up a good win,...

Joseph Parker defeats Junior Fa in New Zealand

By Scott Shaffer Joseph Parker W12 Junior Fa ... Former WBO title holder Joseph Parker won a competitive, medium-paced heavyweight fight over previously undefeated Junior Fa at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. The boxers showed good hand speed but there was a fair amount of clinching as Parker won a twelve-round...

Alvarez and Yildirim make weight

By Scott Shaffer Both Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Avni Yildirim (21-2 12 KOs) made weight for Saturday's title fight at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN and on TV Azteca in Mexico. Alvarez (54-1-2 36 KOs) will be defending his WBC and WBA super middleweight championships as part of his campaign...

McWilliams Arroyo to fight for interim title tomorrow

By Scott Shaffer In light of WBC 112-pound champion Julio Cesar Martinez's mysterious hand injury, the WBC will move forward with an interim title fight on Saturday's DAZN broadcast. Martinez's scheduled opponent, McWilliams Arroyo of Puerto Rico will now face Abraham Rodriguez of Mexico for the interim belt. Arroyo is 20-4, inactive since...

Weigh-in report from Kazakhstan

Press Release Saturday is the day for MTK Fight Night in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which will be shown live in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on IFL TV beginning at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT. The weigh-in took part on Friday, with undefeated  Kamshybek Kunkabayev (2-0, 2 KOs) and Server Emurlaev (23-1, 8 KOs) both making weight for their...

JC Martinez pulls out of tomorrow's co-feature with suspicious story

By Scott Shaffer A tight-lipped Matchroom Twitter post confirmed that tomorrow's WBC flyweight title fight is off. Champion "Julio Cesar Martinez has withdrawn from our February 27th show in Miami due to a hand injury. More to follow." Martinez was set to fight McWilliams Arroyo in the chief supporting bout for DAZN's huge Canelo Alvarez...