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Tyler Denny remains European middleweight champion

Source: DAZN Tyler Denny W5 Felix Cash... Tyler Denny caused a mild surprise by scoring a technical decision win over previously undefeated Felix Cash to retain the European middleweight championship. A cut over Cash's eye meant the bout went to the scorecards after five rounds and it was Denny who got the nod. The southpaw Denny is...

Colombia's Hernan Alarcon gets road win in Panama

Source: WBA Hernan Alarcon TKO10 Felix Montenegro ... Colombia's Hernan Alarcon defeated Felix Montenegro in his visit to Panama City on Thursday. The bantamweight Alarcon was the visitor at the Pandeportes Coliseum in the Panamanian capital, but overcame it with flying colors to remain undefeated.  Alarcon worked with great...

Estrada wins on Espino's return as a promoter

Leroy Estrada KO2 Ruben Mendoza... Super flyweight Leroy Estrada got a win in his home country, defeating Ruben Mendoza by knockout in two rounds on Thursday at a show  held at the Pandeportes Coliseum, in Panama City.  This was an important event for Panamanian boxing, since it marked the return of the renowned promoter...

Double standard? WBC will not punish Ryan Garcia for cheating

From social media WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman wrote: "Many are asking how will the WBC will punish Ryan Garcia. We don’t care to punish him. We want to help Ryan, the human being, he is suffering, going through difficulties. This not a matter of boxing , Ryan needs immediate support and attention now. Champ we are here for you." Garcia...

Espinoza retains WBO featherweight crown

Source: Top Rank Rafael Espinoza TKO4 Sergio Chirino... Rafael "El Divino" Espinoza, the 6'1" featherweight, lived up to his nickname. Espinoza defended his WBO title for the first time with a devine fourth-round TKO over Mexican countryman Sergio Chirino on Friday in front of a sold-out crowd at Fontainebleau Las Vegas.  Espinoza (25-0, 21...

ESPN undercard results: wins for Cortes and Isley

Source: Top Rank Andres Cortes W10 Abraham Nova ... Andres “Savage” Cortes (22-0, 12 KOs) dug deep in Top Rank's junior lightweight co-feature in Las Vegas. He earned a unanimous decision over former title challenger Abraham Nova (23-3, 16 KOs). The two engaged in trash talk for months ahead of their showdown. Cortes took an early lead in...

BKFC results: three title fights in Florida

Press Release Three championship fights headlined Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 62 on Friday at the sold-out Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The two best undefeated featherweights (145 pounds in BKFC) in bare knuckle fighting – BKFC featherweight champion “King” Kai Stewart and Bryan “El Gallo” Duran –...

O’Shaquie Foster will defend vs. Robson Conceição on July 6th

Source: WBC On Saturday, July 6th at Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey, O’Shaquie Foster will defend his WBC junior lightweight world title against Brazil's Olympic gold medalist and three-time world title challenger Robson Conceição. Foster (22-2, 12 KOs) had a distinguished amateur career with more than 100 fights and an...

Arthur edges Cameron by split decision

Source: Wasserman Boxing  Lyndon Arthur W10 Liam Cameron... In a light heavyweight fight in Bolton, Engand, Lyndon Arthur defeated Liam "Cannonball" Cameron (23-6) over ten rounds via split decision. The judges scored the fight 93-95, 95-93 and 97-91. Afterwards, Arthur (24-2) said: "Everyone at Wasserman Boxing, Kalle and Nisse [Sauerland], and...

Weigh-in report from Philadelphia

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for Saturday night's R and B Promotions card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia: Oluwafemi Oyeleye 153 pounds - Leonardo Di Stefano 153.5;  Samuel Arnold 174.6 - Jhosue Chumpik 178.5; Juan Marrero 134.1 - Michael Ruiz 136; Richard Johnson 156 - Edwim Charip 150.1; Noah Norman 133.8...

European middleweight title at stake today

Source: DAZN Today (Saturday) on DAZN, Tyler Denny and Felix Cash headline a Matchroom show in Birmingham, England with the European middleweight title on the line. Denny (18-2-3) is the reigning champion, having defeated Matteo Signani late last year. Cash is 16-0 and a former British champ with a win over Denzel Bentley. However,...

Introducing junior welterweight Leonardo Rubalcava

Source: Matchroom Leonardo Rubalcava has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom and will open the show at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday June 29th – completing the undercard supporting the showdown between Juan Francisco Estrada and Jesse Rodriguez, live worldwide on DAZN. Rubalcava (7-0, 3...

Tramaine Williams suffers in-bout seizure

By Scott Shaffer Former world title challenger Tramaine Williams went into a seizure just two minutes into a one-round Team Combat League competition on Wednesday. Williams, a member of the NYC Attitude team, was competing against Ryan Allen when the seizure occurred, but Allen did not land a punch immediately before the troubling...

"Retired" Garcia suspended for one year; Haney fight changed to a no contest

By Scott Shaffer Ryan Garcia announced his retirement from boxing, one day before he was suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission due to his positive test for ostarine, a banned, performance-enhancing substance. The suspension runs through April 20, 2025, one year from the date of his fight against WBC junior welterweight...

Weigh-in report from Las Vegas

Source: Top Rank Here are the weigh-In results for Top Rank's ESPN+ show at the Fontainebleau Las Vegas on Friday:WBO featherweight title - 12 rounds Rafael Espinoza 125.6 pounds vs. Sergio Chirino 125.6  Judges: Tim Cheatham, Max De Luca and Steve Weisfeld; Referee: Raul Caiz Jr.; Andres Cortes 130.8  vs. Abraham Nova 129.7...

Former champion Enrique Pinder passes away at age 76

Source: WBA Boxingtalk salutes former champion Enrique Pinder of Panama who passed away a few days ago. His fine boxing style earned him the nickname ‘La Maravilla’ (The Wonder) and his fists gave Panama its fifth world champion. On Saturday night, June 15th, Pinder passed away at the age of 76. According to family sources, in...

Introducing junior welterweight Samantha Worthington

Press Release World middleweight champion and now promoter, Claressa Shields, announced that T-Rex Promotions has signed junior welterweight Samantha Worthington to a co-promotional contract with Salita Promotions. Shields and Dmitriy Salita have Worthington slated to make her first appearance under the T-Rex banner on Saturday, July 27th...

Chocolatito Gonzalez books comeback fight

Source: Top Rank After nineteen months out of the ring, the fighting pride of Nicaragua is back for a long-awaited homecoming. Former four-division champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will face Colombian puncher Rober Barrera in the ten-round bantamweight main event on Friday, July 12th at Polideportivo Alexis Argüello in Managua,...

Weigh-in report from Bolton, England

Source: Wasserman Boxing Live on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom on Friday, June 21st, 'King' Lyndon Arthur returns to face Liam 'Cannonball' Cameron in Bolton, England. Arthur is 23-2 and coming off a WBA championship loss to Dmitri Bivol. Cameron is 23-5. He failed a drug test in 2018 but took more than five years off and has returned with...

Spotlight on Espinoza vs. Chirino

Source: Top Rank Two Mexican warriors are set to author another chapter in their country's historic saga of championship battles. Rafael “El Divino” Espinoza (24-0, 20 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight title against Sergio Chirino (22-1, 13 KOs) this Friday, June 21st at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. Promoted by Top Rank,...

Shields and Joanisse making the rounds to promote their fight

Source: Salita Promotions Claressa Shields and upcoming opponent Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse came face-to-face for the first time at a press conference held on Wednesday in Flint, Michigan, to discuss hometown hero Shields’ rise in weight to challenge Quebec’s Joanisse at 175 pounds (the WBC is calling it a heavyweight championship, the WBO is...

Robeisy Ramirez looking to pick up the pieces after losing title

Source: Top Rank Former featherweight title holder Robeisy Ramirez (27-4 including pro bouts in the World Series of Boxing) of Cuba wants another shot at the title before the end of the year, but first, he'll have to get past one of the division's most battle-tested contenders. Ramirez, a Cuban two-time Olympic gold medalist, will...

Mayweather to fight August exhibition in Mexico City

Source: WBC Floyd Mayweather will appear “for the first and only time” in a Mexican boxing ring on August 24th at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico at Mexico City. In the other corner for the exhibition bout will be John Gotti III, the grandson of the organized crime leader. It will be a rematch of a 2023 exhibition bout. Gotti is 2-0 in...

Batyrgaziev to battle Carroll for WBA trinket at 130 pounds

The next IBA Champions’ Night, in Serpukhov, Russia on July 12th, will feature a WBA interim super featherweight title, as Russian Olympic champion and undefeated Albert Batyrgaziev (10-0) is to face Ireland's Jono Carroll (24-2-1). Carroll has won his last six fights following a loss to Maxi Hughes. The previoulsy...

Oyeleye to risk his undefeated record vs. DiStefano

Press Release On Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, junior middleweight Oluwafemi Oyeleye risks his undefeated record against Leonardo DiStefano in an eight rounder that will headline an eight-bout card promoted by R&B Promotions. Oyeleye, age 29 and from Philadelphia, boasts a record of 15-0 with nine knockouts. The...

Panamanian update

Source: WBA Panama's Leroy Estrada and Colombia's Ruben Mendoza will step into the ring at the Coliseo de Combates Pandeportes in Panama City in a super flyweight bout tonight (Thursday).  Estrada, a southpaw, is extremely inactive. He suffered consecutive defeats between 2018 and 2019 that caused him to stay out of the ring. He...

Old pro Bercier steps in to face undefeated Perdomo

Edited Press Release Leo Bercier, age 43, was happy to accept a short-notice fight against Leonardo Perdomo on Friday at BKFC 62. Bercier, a natural cruiserweight, is moving up in weight for the evening to battle the heavy-handed heavyweight Perdomo. As a traditional boxer, Bercier campaigned from 2005 through 2016, compiling a pedestrian...

Hutchinson gets opportunity to fight Buatsi for interim belt

By Scott Shaffer With Anthony Yarde apparently on the sidelines due to promotional dispute, the WBO is moving forward with Joshua Buatsi vs. Willie Hutchinson for the vacant WBO interim light heavyweight championship. A purse bid has been scheduled for Monday, June 24 with a minimum bid of $300,000. The WBO decided to create the interim...

With Parker's backing, David Nyika steps up his cruiserweight campaign

Source: Duco Events Undefeated David Nyika and Duco Events are on a mission to bring a cruiserweight championship to New Zealand for the very first time. In a groundbreaking collaboration, interim WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has aligned forces with Duco, Thornberry Promotions and DAZN to broadcast Nyika’s pursuit of a 200-pound...

Top Rank wins purse bid... but will Haney take the fight?

By Scott Shaffer On Tuesday, the WBC held a purse bid for a mandatory fight in the junior welterweight division between champion Devin Haney (31-1, 15 knockouts) and mandatory challenger Sandor Martin (42-3, 15 knockouts) of Spain. Top Rank won the rights with a winning bid of $2,420,000. The WBC announced it will employ its relatively new...

New champion alert: Mario Barrios upgraded by WBC

Source: WBC With world welterweight champion. Terence Crawford moving up to junior middleweight, the WBC Board of Governors has voted to elevate interim champion Mario Barrios to WBC world champion. Crawford will be designated WBC welterweight champion in recess, which could be valuable to him if he decides to drop back down to...

Teofimo Lopez talks about upcoming title defense

Press Release WBO and lineal junior welterweight world champion Teofimo Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs) prepares to defend his titles against Steve Claggett (38-7-2, 26 KOs) on Saturday, June 29, at James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida.  Lopez, the first world champion of Honduran descent, will headline in South Florida for the first time, where...

Introducing lightweight Tayden “The Butcher” Beltran

Press Release Lightweight Tayden “The Butcher” Beltran (8-0-1, 4 KOs) from Huntington Beach, California, will headline a CBN Promotions fight card this Saturday June 22nd at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, CA. Beltran will battle Cesar Villarraga (10-9-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round main event. The entire event will be broadcast live...

BKFC in Southern Florida this Friday

Press Release Three BKFC titles will be on the line Friday at BKFC 62 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  The two top bareknuckle featherweights collide in the main event as Montana's Kai "Hefty Bag" Stewart defends his featherweight championship for the second time against Miami’s Bryan "El Gallo" Duran. Stewart...

Alvarez vs. Scull purse bid officially DOA

By Scott Shaffer UPDATE: After two postponements, the IBF announced that its planned purse bid for a Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. William Scull super middleweight fight has been cancelled. The news came out about an hour before the bid was set to take place. Normally, a cancelled purse bid means that the parties have agreed to terms for a fight,...

Makhmudov and Vianello booked for battle in August

Source: Top Rank Heavyweights Arslanbek “The Lion’” Makhmudov and Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello will do battle in a ten-rounder on Saturday, Aug. 17th at Videotron Centre in Quebec City. The clash of 6-foot-6 behemoths will serve as the co-feature to the Christian Mbilli-Sergiy Derevyanchenko super middleweight main event. Promoted by Top...

Yankiel Rivera scores win in San Juan

Source: WBA Yankiel Rivera W10 Victor Sandoval... Puerto Rican featherweight Yankiel Rivera defeated Victor Sandoval last weekend by unanimous decision at the Juan Aubin Cruz Abreu Coliseum in San Juan. Rivera improved his professional record to 6-0 after winning unanimously on the scorecards by 98-91 (twice) and 97-92. The 26...

Darius Fulghum will step up vs. Ronald Ellis

Press Release Super middleweight Darius “DFG” Fulghum (11-0, 10 KOs) is pumped to be headlining his first show on June 25th, when he faces veteran Ronald Ellis (18-4-2, 12 KOs) in a ten-round match on “Golden Boy Fight Night”, streaming live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.  “I’m extremely blessed to be starting...

Results from the Emerald Queen Casino

Press Release Austin Brooks W10 Aram Avagyan... Junior lightweight Austin Brooks (12-0-1, 5 KOs) remained undefeated, albeit by way of a unpopular ten-round split draw with Aram “Warrior” Avagyan (11-1-3, 5 KOs) o a weekend card presented by Toro Promotions, Inc., in association with Whitfield Haydon Boxing, at the Emerald Queen Casino (EQC)...

Andres Cortes to battle Abraham Nova on ESPN+ this Friday

Press Release Top Rank’s undefeated super featherweight Andres "Savage" Cortes (21-0, 12 KOs) takes another step up in competition when he battles Abraham Nova (23-2, 16 KOs) this Friday, June 21st at at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. Cortes vs. Nova will serve as the ten-round chief support prior to Rafael Espinoza, who will defend his...