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Povetkin-Whyte II delayed 21 days

Press Release Alexander Povetkin's rematch with Dillian Whyte is heading to Gibraltar on a new date of Saturday March 27th, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK and Ireland. Whyte was set to face Povetkin in a return go on March 6th, but travel restrictions due to the coronavirus...

Boxingtalk's preview of the Berchelt-Valdez Mexican War!

By Ivan Montiel After all the anticipation, boxing fans will be treated to a mega-fight between two top Mexican fighters this weekend.  In one corner will be the WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) and opposite him will be former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (28-0, 22 KOs). Boxing...

Vic Saludar wins 105-pound bout in the Philippines

Source: WBA Vic Saludar W12 Robert Paradero... Former WBO minimumweight champion Vic Saludar defeated Robert Paradero via split decision on Saturday in Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines. With the win, Saludar won the WBA interim title by scores which the WBA confusingly reported as:  113-115, 118-110, and 112-116.  Saludar is now 21-4. He...

Rodriguez: "If the knockout comes, then it comes!"

By Ivan Montiel Ivan Montiel: We know that Luis Alberto Veron (18-2-2) has several losses yet nobody has been able to knock him out. Will you be the first to knock him out? Elvis Rodriguez: Well that's not the objective that me and Freddie Roach have going into the fight. We are going to fight an intelligent fight and we are prepared, more...

Argentina's Jorge Barrios, now 44, returns today

Source: WBA Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios will have the opportunity to return to what he loves, boxing. Barrios, who reigned as WBO titleholder in 2005-2006, was found guilty of vehicular homicide and served about three years in prison. He did not fight from 2010 through 2018. He came back with three low-level wins but has not fought...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Gwynne upsets McComb

Source: MTK Global Gavin Gwynne TKO7 Sean McComb... Gavin Gwynne upset Sean McComb to win the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title on MTK Fight Night. Gwynne picked up a seventh-round stoppage victory to claim the belt at the University of Bolton Stadium. Both men had success throughout the fight, and each of them had to deal with cuts, with...

Marku vows to make Charlton look stupid tonight

Press Release Welterweight Florian Marku says he will make Rylan Charlton “look stupid” when they clash over ten rounds this Saturday, February 20th, at the SSE Arena, Wembley, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere. The undefeated welterweights have been embroiled in a war of words on social media since...

Weigh-in report from Las Vegas: Berchelt-Valdez good to go

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for Top Rank's ESPN show in Las Vegas on Saturday (coverage of two main bouts is on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):WBC Super Featherweight Championship — 12 Rounds Miguel Berchelt 130 pounds -vs.- Oscar Valdez 130; Junior Lightweights — 10 Rounds Gabriel Flores Jr. 132 -vs.- Jayson...

Weigh-in report from Wembley Arena

Source: DAZN Here are the boxers' weights for Saturday's show at England's Wembley Arena, which will be broadcast on DAZN:European welterweight championship David Avanesyan 146.4 pounds -vs.- Josh Kelly 146; Florian Marku 146.5 -vs.- Rylan Charlton 144.4;  Robbie Davies Jr. 138.1 -vs.- Gabriel Valenzuela 138.5;   Johnny...

Showtime weigh-in report: Broner makes welterweight

Press Release Saturday's Showtime main event has been changed from a junior welterweight contest to a welterweight one, reportedly to accomodate both Adrien Broner and Jovanie Santiago. Here are the boxers' weights and listing of officials for tomorrow night's broadcast from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut:Welterweights –...

Gabriel Flores: "I am going to look more experienced than Velez"

By Ivan Montiel Ivan Montiel: Question for Gabriel Flores, Jr... I recently spoke to Jayson Velez who says he wants to make this fight a war.  Are you going to make it a war on Saturday?  In other words, are you going to do what Velez wants or are you going to simply try to outbox him? Gabriel Flores (age 20): I will control the pace in...

More WBA belt shenanigans

By Scott Shaffer Binan City in the Philippines will host a minimumweight bout with the WBA interim title at stake. Ex-title holder Victorio Saludar will face Robert Paradero on Saturday in a bout between two Filippinos. Saludar, who is not the problem here, is 20-4 overall, 2-2 in world title fights. He held the WBO minimumweight title...

Broner-Santiago, Easter-Martin final presser quotes

Press Release Former four-division champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and Jovanie Santiago met face to face Thursday at the final press conference to preview their main event taking place this Saturday, February 20th live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Mohegan Sun Arena in...

Spotlight on Breazeale-Wallin

Press Release Showtime's telecast from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut will feature an interesting heavyweight bout between Dominic Breazeale and Otto Wallin. Here is what the two big men had to say about their twelve-rounder at Thursday's final press conference:DOMINIC BREAZEALE  “It’s true you’re only as good as your...

Berchelt-Valdez final presser quotes

Press Release The Battle for Mexico is almost here. WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (pictured) and former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez shared the stage Thursday two days before the highly anticipated all-Mexican showdown. Berchelt is seeking his seventh successful title defense, while Valdez hopes to become...

Maxi Hughes steps into vacant British title bout vs. Paul Hyland Jr.

Press Release Maxi Hughes will now face Paul Hyland Jr. for the vacant British lightweight title on MTK Fight Night on March 19th. Hyland was originally set to face Liam Walsh for the belt, but with Walsh still recovering from the coronavirus, Hughes will now step in for the showdown. The event will take place at the University of...

A few words with Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr.

Press Release Middleweight, Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (8-0, 4 KO), will take on Nathan Weston (6-0-2, 2 KOs), this Sunday, February 21st on Thompson Boxing Promotions' first 3.2.1. Boxing event of the year. The six-round bout will serve as the main event of the evening. The free stream will air live on the Thompson Boxing...

Johnny Fisher set for pro debut

Press Release Johnny Fisher is planning on announcing himself on the British heavyweight scene when he takes on Matt Gordon (2-5-1) in his professional debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February 20th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere. "The Romford Bull" stands at 6'5" and has already...

Goyo Vargas contracts the coronavirus

By Scott Shaffer The WBC reports that former champion Gregorio “Goyo” Vargas and his father have contracted the coronavirus. Vargas had an excellent career spanning the years 1988-2004. He worked his way onto the international scene - no easy feat for a Mexican featherweight-- and defeated Paul Hodkinson for the WBC version of the...

Brandun Lee to face Samuel Teah on March 10th ShoBox

Source: Showtime Showtime announced an excellent ShoBox main event for March 10th during Wednesady's telecast. Hard-punching junior welterweight Brandun Lee will return to the “Fight Sphere” at Mohegan Sun for the third time to take on fellow ShoBox veteran Samuel Teah. From California, Lee (pictured) is 21-0 with 19 KOs, most of them...

Bocachica wins by majority decision

Press Release Janelson Figueroa Bocachica W10 Mark Reyes Jr. ... Welterweight Janelson Figueroa Bocachica earned a closely-contested majority decision victory over Mark Reyes Jr. in the entertaining main event of Wednesday night’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The judges scored the...

Shishkin, Kerefov win in Connecticut

Press Release Vladimir Shishkin W10 Sena Agbeko...  In the ShoBox co-feature, Russian super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (13-0 including the World Series of Boxing) continued to develop into a contender in the super middleweight division with a near-shutout victory over Ghana’s Sena Agbeko (23-2, 18 KOs). The 29-year-old Shishkin fought...

Sean McComb joining the party at lightweight

Press Release Belfast's Sean McComb is looking forward to showing the world what he can produce in the lightweight division when he faces Gavin Gwynne for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title on Friday’s MTK Fight Night. McComb (11-0, 5 KOs) faces Welshman Gwynne (12-2, 2 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday – live in...

Abraham Montoya jumps up in weight; wins ShoBox opener

Press Release Abraham Montoya W8 Alejandro Guerrero ... In the opening bout of the ShoBox telecast, two lightweights put on an entertaining affair, but it was Mexico’s Abraham Montoya (20-2-1, 14 KOs) who won a majority decision against ShoBox returnee Alejandro Guerrero (12-1, 9 KOs). The judges scored the fight 76-76, 79-73 and 77-75....

Mexico's Gabriel Valenzuela looking to emulate Mauricio Lara

Press Release Mexican junior welterweight Gabriel Valenzuela has been inspired by his countryman Mauricio Lara's big win Engloand, and wants to do the same by knocking out Robbie Davies Jr when the pair meet at The SSE Arena, Wembley this Saturday, February 20th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere....

MTK shifts two fights from Dubai to England

Edited Press Release Bolton, England will now play host to two fights taking place on March 12th but originally booked for MTK's Dubai series, which is apparently on hold. – Welterweight Lewis Crocker will face Deniz Ilbay, and Gary Cully meets Viktor Kotochigov at lightweight. The pair of fights will now be part of a British MTK Fight Night...

Spotlight on Dodge-Carr

Press Release Dean Dodge has questioned Danny Carr’s desire ahead of their super-featherweight title on Friday’s MTK Fight Night. The clash of unbeaten fighters sees Dodge (9-0-1, 3 KOs) take on Carr (11-0-1, 4 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium, live in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on IFL TV. The war of words between the two men...

Two bouts added to Shields-Dicaire PPV

Press Release Two women’s bouts have been announced for the Claressa Shileds-Marie-Eve Dicaire pay-per-view broadcast, an all-female boxing event on Friday, March 5th at the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich. The event will be broadcast live on InDemand pay-per-view and on tyhe pay-per-strream platform Fite.TV. The two newly...

South African boxing news

Source: WBF In an al-South African bout, super flyweight Gcina Makhoba toes the line against Thulani Gumede on February 27th in Durban. Both 115 pounders are from the KwaZulu-Natal province, so pride and bragging rights will very much be on the line in this local encounter. A pro for just over three years, Makhoba brings a record of...

Frampton hand injury postpones Herring title challenge

Press Release Carl Frampton's bid to become a three-weight champion by taking on the WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring has been delayed by a hand injury suffered by Frampton. Herring-Frampton was set for Saturday February 27th, live on BT Sport. Despite the headline fights cancellation, the show will go ahead as planned...

Press release not forthcoming on Warrington's health

Edited Press Release Editor's note: The BBC reports that Josh Warrington suffered a fractured jaw, a concussion, a perforated ear drum and a damaged shoulder during his stoppage loss to Mauricio Lara this weekend. The following Matchroom press release only briefly mentioned a shoulder injury: Josh Warrington has been given a massive boost by...

Anthony Dirrell vs. Kyrone Davis to headline on Fox

Press Release Two-time super middleweight titlist Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell takes on Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis in a WBC super middleweight eliminator to headline Fox PBC Fight Night on Saturday, February 27th from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The show features also two teenagers as 19 year-old welterweight...

Dominican heavyweight George Arias fights Joel Caudle tonight

Press Release Salita Promotions announced the signing of undefeated Dominican heavyweight “Gentleman” George Arias (15-0, 7 KOs) to a co-promotional agreement, along with DiBella Entertainment. Lou DiBella confirmed the arrangement, saying, "George is poised for a big opportunity by the end of 2021, but he needs to fight regularly...

Zhilei would love to run back Olympic loss to Joshua

Press Release Zhilei Zhang believes a fight with heavyweight king Anthony Joshua in China would be a mammoth event – but he knows he needs to start ramping up his opposition level as he prepares to face Jerry Forrest on Saturday February 27th at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico)....

Chris Colbert wants to fight Shakur Stevenson

Courtesy of Last Stand Podcast Chris "Prime Time" Colbert, the undefeated junior lightweight who holds a WBA interim title, stopped by the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer to talk about his hopes for a blockbuster fight against former WBO featherweight title holder Shakur Stevenson and other matters. Here is what Colbert had to say: On...

Jessica McCaskill: "I don't talk trash"

Press Release World welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill and Cecilia Braekhus ramped up their rivalry in a fiery e-press conference ahead of their rematch scheduled for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday March 13th, live worldwide on DAZN. McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) ripped the titles from Braekhus (36-1, 9 KOs) on...

Introducing Boston featherweight Troy Anderson, Jr.

Press Release Boston featherweight Troy Anderson, Jr. hasn't made his pro debut yet, but he did get the opportunity to recently spar with undisputed world lightweight champion Katie Taylor, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Ireland, who was a 5-time AIBA world champion as an amateur. The 28 year-old Anderson, who is managed by Ryan...

ShoBox final quotes

Press Release Tonight (Wednesday) on ShoBox, welterweight Janelson Bocachica (16-0, 11 KOs) battles fellow undefeated Mark Reyes Jr. (14-0, 12 KOs) on a three-bout broadcast from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The co-feature pits Russian and Detroit-trained Vladimir Shishkin (11-0, 7 KOs) against Ghana’s Sena Agbeko (23-1,...

Introducing Serbian heavyweight Dusan Veletic

Press Release Sauerland Event has signed Serbian heavyweight Dusan Veletic (4-0-1, 2KOs) to a co-promotional contract. Arriving with a glowing recommendation from friend and fellow heavyweight Filip Hrgovic, Veletic, 25, has learned from invaluable sparring with Hrgovic while at the same time building up a strong early record. His...

A few words with Georgia middleweight Nathan Weston

Press Release Thompson Boxing Promotions first 3.2.1. Boxing event of the year will feature three bouts that include four unbeaten boxers risking their 0s. Georgia middleweight Nathan Weston (6-0-2, 2 KOs) will take on Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (8-0, 4 KO) in the six-round main event bout of the evening. The even will be...