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Immanuwel Aleem to face Malcolm Jones

Source: WBC On February 24th at the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland, Immanuwel Aleem (19-3-2, 12 KOs) and Malcolm Jones (17-3, 10 KOs) will face each other in a super middleweight contest. Aleem comes to this fight after defeating Antonio Louis Hernández in two rounds in October of last year. That ended a dry spell of...

Watch: Stunnng upset puts Zhaoxin Zhang in the bridgerweight elite

Source: WBA Zhaoxin Zhang TKO2 Evgeny Romanov... Unheralded Zhaoxin Zhang of China delivered a spectacular knockout against Evgeny Romanov on Saturday to win a WBA elimination bout in the bridgerweight (224-pound) division. Fighting on hostile turf in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Zhang  ended the bout in only two rounds after a combination sent...

Ennis sues to be free of promotional contract

By Scott Shaffer In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, IBF welterweight champion Jaron "Boots" Ennis has sued Now Boxing Promotions. The filing comes just weeks after the death of Now Boxing's principal, Cameron Dunkin. Ennis seeks a ruling declaring that an Exclusive Promotional Rights...

Fulton looking to resume his career

Compiled By Scott Shaffer Former unified 122-pound champion Stephen Fulton Jr. is anxious to get back in action. He tweeted:  "Can’t wait to be back in the ring...Inactivity kills fighters that’s why I need to stay in that ring. Had one fight 2022 and one 2023!! Wtf. 2022 was my fault though waiting to try unify with MJ [former champion...

Santiago vs. Nakatani update

Source: WBC Mexico's Alexandro ‘Peque’ Santiago will defend his WBC bantamweight title against two-division champion Junto Nakatani of Japan on February 24th in Tokyo, on a three-title fight card. Also that night, Takuma Inoue will risk the WBA version of the bantamwieght championship vs. Jerwin Ancajas, and Kosei Tanaka  puts his...

Venue being sought for Taylor vs. Cameron III

By Scott Shaffer According to DAZN, promoter Eddie Hearn is planning a third fight between world junior welterweight champion Katie Taylor (pictured) and former world champion Chantelle Cameron. DAZN's report, which cited Boxing Social as the original source, says Hearn is still looking for the right venue.In November of last year,...

Welcome to Adrian Curiel vs. Sivenathi Nontshinga II fight week

Source: Matchroom This week, Matchroom and DAZN will be in Oaxaca, Mexico for the  world title rematch between Adrian Curiel and Sivenathi Nontshinga. The venue for Friday’s fight will be Guelaguetza Auditorium. Nontshinga, from South Africa, will be jumping back into an immediate rematch with the Mexican Curiel after losing the IBF...

Sheeraz rolls over chinny Williams

Source: Queensberry Promotions Hamzah Sheeraz TKO1 Liam Williams... British middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz took a big step forward over the weekend with a big win over Liam Williams at the Copper Box Arena in London. Nine out of the eleven fights on the show ended early. But according to promoter Frank Warren, it was Sheeraz who really showed himself to be a...

Korean update: Jae Sung Song looking strong

Source: WBF Jae Sung Song KO1 Delmar Pellio ... Featherweight Jae Sung Song won in decisive fashion on Sunday, February 11th in his native South Korea. At the Gowon Gymnasium in Taebaek City, Sung Song knocked out Filipino challenger Delmar Pellio with a body shot in the very first round. Pellio, who had never been stopped before, remained...

Devin Haney to defend vs. Ryan Garcia on April 20th

Golden Boy Promotions tweeted that Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia is "signed, sealed, delivered for the WBC junior welterweight world title on April 20th." Reports indicate it will be a pay-per-view fight. Haney (pictured) is 31-0 as pro. He was the world lightweight champion but then moved up to junior welterweight in his...

WBA skips over Otar Eranosyan; makes Jono Carroll the mandatory

Source: WBA The WBA has  recognized Jono Carroll as the mandatory challenger in the super featherweight category after an extensive analysis of the division and what has happened recently. Carroll sent a formal request to WBA and after analyzing the scenario, the decision was reached on Friday, February 9th. On September 11, 2021,...

Weigh-in report from Long Beach, CA

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for “Super Brawl Saturday” which takes place at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, February 10th: Austin Brooks 129 pounds vs. Jose Manuel Izaguirre 129; Tayden Beltran 140.4 vs. Willmark Canonico 143.8; Leonardo Rubalcava 141.1 vs. Lyle McFarlane 141; Andrian...

JoJo Diaz headlines next week's Golden Boy Fight Night

Press Release On February 15th, former 130-pound champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (33-4-1, 15 KOs) who represents South El Monte, California, will kick off the first Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN card of 2024 in a ten-round 140-pound main event against journeyman Jesus Perez (24-5, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. The action will take place...

Valle to face Estrada for the world undisputed 105-pound championship

Source: WBA Seniesa Estrada and Yokasta Valle met on Wednesday at the first press conference for their March 29th fight, which will take place in Glendale, Arizona. It will be a true world 105-pound championship fight with all four major title belts at stake. At the media event, Estrada was wearing her WBA and WBC belts, while Valle had...

Today's Matchroom show features battle of undeated super flys

Source: WBA Shannon Ryan and Jasmina Zapotoczna will face each other this Saturday in a duel of undefeated super flyweights at the Indigo Arena at the O2, in Greenwich, London. The fight will be part of a Matchroom event and will pit two rivals in the midst of their prime. Ryan made her debut in 2022 and has quickly risen through the...

Post-fight reaction to Lopez's debatable win

Compiled By Scott Shaffer Post-fight reactions to world junior welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez's debatable decision win over Jamaine Ortiz on Thursday: World welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who has been mentioned as a future super fight opponent for Lopez, tweeted: "[He] talked all that sh*t about me and lost. Like I told him, focus on who...

Lopez gets debatable decision over Ortiz

Source: Top Rank Teofimo Lopez W12 Jamaine Ortiz ... Teofimo Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs) defended his WBO and world junior welterweight world titles with a unanimous decision win over Jamaine Ortiz (17-2-1, 8 KOs) on Thursday at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. [It was a debatable decision that lacked action, with Ortiz boxing effectively...

Davis wins on Vegas undercard, wants shot at Lopez

Source: Top Rank Keyshawn Davis TKO6 Jose Pedraza... Keyshawn Davis (10-0, 7 KOs), the 24-year old Olympic silver medalist earned his most important victory yet in Las Vegas on Thursday. Fightng in the chief supporting bout at Mandalay Bay, he vanquished former two-division champion Jose Pedraza (29-6-1, 14 KOs) via sixth-round TKO. After...

Sheeraz calls out top British middleweghts ahead of Williams fight

Source: Queensberry Promotions British middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz is hoping that, should he overcome Liam Williams in his biggest fight to date at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday, the marquee middleweight names on the British scene will accept an invitation to take him on. The undefeated Sheeraz goes up against the two-weight former British...

A few words with super featherweight Austin Brooks

Press Release Super featherweight Austin Brooks (11-0, 4 KOs) is gearing up for his fight with Jose Manuel Izaguirre (7-0, 3 KOs). It will be an eight-round bout serving as the main event for CBN Promotions’ “Super Brawl Saturday” card this Saturday, February 10th, at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California. The entire event will...

Today is the day for Jamaine Ortiz

Source: CES Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) is in the biggest fight of his career as he challenges Teofimo "The Takeover" Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) for his world and WBO junior welterweight championships in Las Vegas and live on ESPN tonight. Over the past few months, the Worcester, Massachusetts native had been campaigning for...

Boxingtalk's Thursday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for Thursday's ESPN fight card in Las Vegas:  Teofimo Lopez (19-1) vs. Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1) (world junior welterweight title) … prediction: Lopez by unanimous decision; Keyshawn Davis (9-0) vs. Jose Pedraza (29-5-1) (lightweights) … prediction: Davis by decision; George Acosta...

Weigh-in report from Las Vegas

Source: Top Rank Here are the boxers' weights for Top Rank's show in Las Vegas today: Teofimo Lopez 139.6 pounds vs. Jamaine Ortiz 139.6  (WBO junior welterweight world championship - 12 rounds); Keyshawn Davis 134.7  vs. Jose Pedraza 134.5  (lightweights — 10 rounds). Above two on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m....

WBA orders 105-pound super fight

Source: WBA The WBA has ordered its minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong a/k/a Knockout CP Freshmart (pictured) to make a mandatory defense against the very tough Hasanboy Dusmatov. From Uzbekistan, Dusmatov is a 2016 Olympic champion listed with a pro record of 6-0. However, Boxingtalk considers Dusmatov to be 19-0 due to...

Spotlight on Dillon vs. Bellotti

British 130-pound champion Liam Dillon has a chance to add the Commonwealth title to his collection of belts when he faces a resurgent Reece Bellotti at the top of a Matchroom card at Indigo at The O2 in London this Saturday February 10th, live worldwide on DAZN. Chingford’s Dillon (13-0-1, 3 KOs), a former Southern Area...

ESPN+ to air British show on Saturday

Press Release Two of Britain’s best middleweights collide this Saturday, Feb. 10th, as unbeaten Hamzah Sheeraz defends his Commonwealth title in the twelve-round main event against former British champion Liam Williams at London’s Copper Box Arena. In the twelve-round co-feature, lightweight Sam Noakes and fellow unbeaten Lewis...

Queensberry signs Irish lightweight Steven Cairns

Press Release Irish lightweight Steven Cairns (7-0) has signed a promotional agreement with Frank Warren and Queensberry. The 21-year old, dubbed ‘The Irish Takeover’ hails from Cork and trains at the Rotherham base of his coach David Coldwell, who he teamed up with nearly three years ago. “I am super-excited to sign up with Frank and it...

Frank Warren: Fury vs. Usyk "will probably pain" the critics

Press Release Frank Warren, promoter of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, had this to say about last week's postponement and then rescheduling of the undisputed world championship bout between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk: "Boxing, as it occasionally tends to do, delivered us a low blow last week when news filtered through revealing that...

Full line-up details for Saturday's DAZN show

Press Release British super featherweight champion Liam Dillon defends his domestic laurels against Reece Bellotti at the top of a Matchroom card at Indigo at The O2 in London this Saturday February 10th, live worldwide on DAZN. The Commonwealth title will also be on the line. Dillon vs. Bellotti headlines an undercard that includes...

Teofimo Lopez: "I'm young, not even in my prime yet"

Source: Top Rank Teofimo Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) will defend his world junior welterweight championship against Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) on Thursday, Feb. 8th at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. At Tuesday's press conference, this is what the fighters had to say:Teofimo Lopez:  “I’m the big clown of the sport of boxing. I’ve...

Boxingtalk salutes John Ryder on his retirement

By Scott Shaffer Boxingtalk salutes blood-and-guts British super middleweight John Ryder, who announced his retirement yesterday following last week's loss to Jaime Munguia. Ryder leaves the ring with a record of 32-7 and many believe he was robbed of a world championship when he lost a close decision to Callum Smith in a 2019 WBA title...

Introducing North Carolina super middleweight Isaiah Carr

Press Release Wise Owl Boxing has signed super middleweight Isaiah Carr to a management contract. Carr, age 25 and from Kannapolis, North Carolina, was a decorated amateur, and will now turn his attention to the pro ranks. "I am really looking forward to seeing how Isaiah develops as a professional fighter. He’s extremely intelligent...

Nicolas Agustin Vergara moves up to 7-0

Source: WBA Nicolas Agustin Vergara TKO2 Gerardo Murillo... Nicolas Agustin Vergara got a featherweight win by knocking out Gerardo Murillo in just two rounds last Friday at the Union Electrica Club in Cordoba, Argentina.  Vergara settled early the fight that looked tough on paper but proved easy when he scored a technical knockout in...

Venezuela's Hernandez gets road win in Argentina

Source: WBA Jonathan Hernandez W10 Elias Mauricio Haedo...  Venezuela's Jonathan Hernandez earned a victory in the welterweight division with a wide unanimous decision over Argentina’s Elias Mauricio Haedo in Galvez, Argentina. The undefeated Hernandez garnered the scorecards by tallies of 100-89, 99-90 and 97-92. Hernandez dominated...

WBA bridgerweight eliminator slated for Saturday

Source: WBA Evgeny Romanov and Zhaoxin Zhang will fight in a WBA bridgerweight (224-pound) eliminator this Saturday in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The newly minted WBA bridgerweight championship is currently held by Russia's Evgeny Tishchenko. Romanov is 38 years old and is 19-0 as a pro. He holds an amateur win over former heavyweight...

Lopez vs. Ortiz open workout quotes

Press Release World 140-pound champion Teofimo Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) and Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) had public workouts ahead of their showdown this Thursday, Feb. 8th at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In the ten-round lightweight co-feature, U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (9-0, 6 KOs) faces Puerto Rican...

Ukrainian heavyweight Tsotne Rogava lands first main event

Press Release 2021 Ukraine Olympian, heavyweight Tsotne Rogava (4-0, 4 KOs), will headline for the first time Thursday night, February 15th, on the “Punches and Punchlines” card at Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto, California. Rogova takes on John Shipman (5-5, 2 KOs) of Dallas in the six-round main event. In the co-feature,...

Boxingtalk salutes the late Kazuki Anaguchi

Boxingtalk belatedly acknowledges the passing of Japanese boxer Kazuki Anaguchi at 23 years old. Kazuki died as a result of injuries sustained in his loss to Seiya Tsutsumi, as part of the Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales, on December 26th. Anaguchi began his career with a perfect 6-0 record. In his fourth professional...

IBA results from Russia

Source: IBA Vsevolod Shumkov won a featherweight bout in front of a rapturous home crowd at the first IBA Champions’ Night of 2024 in Serpukhov, Russia. It was a chance for redemption for him, having lost to established Cuban boxer Lazaro Alvarez in Dubai in December, this time facing Alvarez’s compatriot Saidel Horta. Both athletes...

Weigh-in report from Tennessee

Source: Jimmy Adams Promotions Here are the boxers' weights for Tuesday Night's Country Box show at The Troubadour in Nashville, Tennessee: Ryan Shaw 117.6 pounds - Vit Y 117.8; Iman Lee 132.8 - Devon Lee 132.2; Luis J. Rodriguez Fernandez 171 - Javier Frazier 175.4; Elon De Jesus 123.2 - Weusi Johnson 124.6; Terrell Bostic 137.8 - Pedro...