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Denmark to host Thorslund-Dionicius for vacant title

Press Release Dina Thorslund will look to become a two-weight world champion when she faces Debora Anahi Dionicius for the vacant WBO bantamweight title on June 25th. [The title was last held by Daniela Romina Bermudez who has moved up to featherweight and fights Amanda Serrano tonight]. The Thorslund-Dionicius fight will take place at...

Weigh-in report from Puerto Rico

Source: Ring City USA Ahead of Ring City USA’s Thursday night broadcast, seven-division champion Amanda Serrano (39-1-1, 29 KOs) and three-division champion Daniela Bermudez (29-3-3, 10 KOs) both made weight successfully. On Thursday night, live on NBC Sports Network (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), the two will battle for Serrano’s WBO and WBC...

A few words with welterweight Michael McKinson

Press Release British welterweight  Michael McKinson says he has an opportunity to change his life when he faces Chris Kongo this weekend. McKinson (19-0, 2 KOs) faces Kongo (12-0, 7 KOs) on the undercard of Alexander Povetkin’s rematch with Dillian Whyte at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar on Saturday, live on Sky Sports...

Omar Aguilar headlines this week's Zanfer show

Press Release Mexican junior welterweight Omar “Pollo” Aguilar, will have the toughest test of his young career when he faces Venezuela's Carlos “Profeta” Cárdenas next Saturday at the Grand Hotel Tijuana in a Zanfer show that will be broadcast by Azteca, the House of Boxing. Aguilar (19-0, 18 KOs) will face a proven rival veteran...

Strongmen to box in exhibition in May

Press Release Thor Bjornsson will have his second exhibition fight later this year, as he goes up against Australian powerlifter turned MMA fighter Alex Simon. The fight will take place in May, as Thor gets in more vital experience ahead of his grudge match with fellow strongman Eddie Hall later this year. Thor has become more...

Andy Ruiz vs. Chris Arreola booked for May 1st pay-per-view

Press Release Former three-belt heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz, Jr.-- inactive since his 2019 loss in the Anthony Joshua rematch--  will battle Chris “The Nightmare’’ Arreola in the main event of an all-Mexican pay-per-view on Saturday, May 1st at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.  The rest of the...

WBA offers up two more bogus titles for May 1st pre-PPV show

Edited Press Release The WBA will allow Erislandy Lara (pictured) and Thomas LaManna to compete for the WBA regular title, even though: A. Lara has never campainged at middleweight before; B. Ryota Murata is already the WBA champion (apparently he will be promoted to super champion) and C. there is already an interim champion, Chris Eubank, Jr....

Greg Cohen looking to jump start the career of Triple C Canizalez

Press Release Greg Cohen Promotions has signed junior flyweight Carlos “CCC” Canizales of Venezuela to a promotional contract.  Canizales (22-0-1, 17 KOs) holds the WBA regular championship and is a two-handed one-shot puncher with excellent boxing skills. Cohen says no fights are written in stone yet for Canizales’ future, he is...

Twitter chatter: Jessie Vargas touts May 8th return

By Scott Shaffer Former WBO welterweight title holder Jessie Vargas, inactive since losing to Mikey Garcia more than a year ago, tweeted that he has a date, but not an opponent for his ring return: "I’m back on May 8th!  I’m looking forward to showing you what I’ve been working on these last few months." Vasrgas is promoted by Matchroom,...

Tyson: "I'm not with Triller"

By Scott Shaffer In response to an Evander Holyfield press release expressing frustration that a fight vs. fellow legend Mike Tyson could not be finalized, Tyson posted the following message to his social media account: "Just to be clear, there is no Tyson with Triller fight. I don’t know any Triller executives personally. I don’t have a...

Tarver reportedly denied boxing license in Georgia

By Scott Shaffer According to ESPN.com, the state of Georgia has refused to license Antonio Tarver, and as a result, Tarver will not be able to box former MMA champion Frank Mir on April 17th. The report said that Tarver was disqualified by a reult that required applicants for a boxing license who are over the age of 50 to have had at least...

Chocolotito talks about Nicaragua's Baez twins

Press Release Nicaraguan boxing legend Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez provided a glimpse inside the training camp of Eduardo and Leonardo Baez, the identical twins who will fight on the main card of Ring City USA’s NBC Sports Network show this Thursday, March 25th (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Chocolatito trained and sparred for the last two...

A few words with welterweight Chris Kongo

Press Release Chris Kongo is ready to prove he is the best welterweight in the United Kingdom by becoming the first man to beat 19-0 Michael McKinson when the pair collide this Saturday March 27th at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN elsewhere. Kongo (12-0) clinically...

Sam Maxwell gets substitute opponent: Ben Fields

Press Release Instead of a shot at the British title, Sam Maxwell will face Ben Fields (10-9-2) on Friday’s Queensberry Promotions event at London's Copper Box Arena. The event will be broadcast live on BT Sport, with Maxwell (14-0) still getting the chance to compete after his planned challenge of Akeem Ennis Brown was unable to take...

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren to be an April 17th pay-per-view

Press Release An April 17th card will be Triller Fight Club’s first in a series of 2021 events, following Triller's pay-per-view debut with the tremendoiusly successful Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones exhibition pay-per-view fight in 2020, which shattered all digital fight PPV records and became the eighth most successful boxing pay-per-view...

New opponent for heavyweight Joey Dawejko

Press Release Philadelphia heavyweight Joey Dawejko (20-8-4 with 11 KOs) has a new opponent for Saturday, April 3rd at 2300 Arena in the City of Brotherly Love. He will now face Joe Jones (11-3 with 8 KOs). Jones, from Jersey City, New Jersey is age 25 and an eight-year professional. He holds a first-round knockout over previously...

Introducing Utah's Chairez brothers

Press Release The best boxing brothers from Utah since the famed Fullmers may be Salt Lake City junir welterweight Ignacio Chairez (8-0-1, 5 KOs) and junior lightweight Gabriel Chairez (3-0-1, 2 KOs), who recently signed exclusive managerial contracts with Ryan Roach’s Fighter Locker. The Chairez brothers were solid amateurs. Ignazio...

Tony Harrison to return on Fox Fight Night vs. Bryant Perella

Press Release Former WBC 154-pound champion Tony “Superbad” Harrison will face Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella on Fox PBC Fight Night and Fox Deportes on Saturday, April 17th at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features undefeated junior welterweight Omar “El...

Whyte: "Povetkin rematch the biggest fight of my career"

Press Release Dillian Whyte says his must-win rematch with Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim heavyweight title at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar on Saturday March 27th will be the biggest fight of his career to date. It will shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all other markets excluding the UK...

Jermall Charlo says he's looking for a GGG fight

Courtesy of Last Stand Podcast WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo appears on the latest Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer.  The champ predicts what will happen if he steps in the ring with David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade. He also talks about the much-anticipated Canelo Alvarez fight and when he's planning on moving up to 168. But before all...

Triller hires boxing manager Peter Kahn to run its Fight Club

Press Release Triller Fight Club has hired boxing manager Peter Kahn to fill its newly created position of Chief Boxing Officer. Kahn is an industry veteran who has worked both on the promotional side and management side of boxing for 25 years. Triller Fight Club is a partnership between Triller and Snoop Dogg spearheaded by Triller's...

Ring City's seven-fight line-up for Thursday

Press Release Ring City USA announced its full seven-fight line-up for this Thursday’s event, the third and final of the boxing outfit’s residency in Puerto Rico, which will take place at the Plaza del Quinto Centenario in Old San Juan. The March 25th event will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network in the...

Twitter Chatter: Tank Davis

Tank Davis tweet three days before being indicted for hit-and-run"I’m ready...

UFC Fight Pass returns to Mexico on April 1st

Press Release RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass returns to Mexico for the first time in 2021 on Thursday, April 1st at Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sonora, Mexico. Featherweight Antonio “Paulinho” Soares (11-1, 8 KOs), fighting out of Brazil faces Mexico's Alan “Lachorro” Solis (12-0-1, 7 KOs), in the ten-round headliner. In...

Bantamweight Saul Sanchez declares himself ready for a title shot

Press Release Saul Sanchez KO1 Frank "El Castigador" Gonzalez... Bantamweight Saul "The Beast" Sanchez (16-1, 9 KOs) is looking to fight for a bantamweight world title by the end of the year after a dominant win last weekend. This past Friday, March 19th, Sanchez defeated Frank "El Castigador" Gonzalez (8-2, 4 KOs), by way of a...

Late result: Walker stops Aristule in three

Press Release Jalen Walker TKO3 Julian Aristule... This past Saturday, featherweight Jalen Walker remained undefeated, stopping Julian Aristule (34-15) in round three of a scheduled six-round bout at the Airport Hilton in Miami. Waker (8-0) came out composed and calmly landed solid combinations to the head and body of Aristule. In round...

Tank Davis indicted for November hit and run

By Scott Shaffer According to WBFF, the Fox News affiliate in Baltimore, WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis has been indicted for his alleged role in a hit-and-run crash in November 2020. The crash happened in Davis' native Baltimore on November 5, 2020, a few days after Davis knocked out Leo Santa Cruz. According to...

Did Tyson reject $25 million to fight Holyfield in May?

Press Release Representatives of Evander Holyfield expressed frustration after-- according to them-- Mike Tyson’s representatives refused to accept a $25,000,000 guarantee to participate in Holyfield-Tyson III at the Hard Rock Stadium in Southern Florida to kick off Memorial Day weekend. The parties have been negotiating for several...

Boxingtalk's junior middleweight rankings as of March 21, 2021

By Scott Shaffer Boxingtalk updates its rankings in the 154-pound division. Since the September 28, 2020 update, the division has lost some monentum as most of the top ten has remained inactive, and the #1 guy, Jermell Charlo has no fight even planned six months after his big win over Jeison Rosario. Charlo, of course remains in the #1...

Akeem Ennis Brown injured, out of Friday's main event

Press Release Friday’s planned British junior welterweight title fight between Akeem Ennis Brown and Sam Maxwell has unfortunately been postponed after Brown suffered an undisclosed injury in training. The man known as ‘Riiddy Riiddy Riival” was due to defend his British and Commonwealth belts against Maxwell in a clash of unbeaten...

Introducing super middleweight contender Pavel Silyagin

Source: WBC Pavel Silyagin W12 Azizbek Abdugofurov... Russian super middleweight Pavel Silyagin became a contender by defeating Uzbekistan's Azizbek Abdugofurov by unanimous decision on Saturday in the co-feature of the Top Rank Boxing card headlined by Artur Beterbiev vs. Deines at Megasport Arena in Moscow. A former amateur...

Chop Chop Corley quits after four bare knuckles rounds

Press Release In a bare knuckles bout held in Biloxi, Mississippi over the weekend, Reggie ‘Eaz-E’ Barnett Jr. (6-1), defeated former WBO junior welterweight title holder DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley. Making his bare knuckles debut, Corley failed to come out for the fifth round. Barnett controlled the action for most of the fight...

Frank Warren has two shows on tap for this week

Edited Press Release Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions is closing in on two straight nights of boxing that will take place at London’s Copper Box Arena across the Friday and Saturday nights of March 26th-27th. The Friday headliner features former decorated amateur Sam Maxwell stepping up to challenge Akeem Ennis Brown for the British...

Twitter Chatter: Ortiz's manager tries to walk back talk of Crawford-Ortiz

By Scott Shaffer Last night Rick Mirigian, who manages Vergil Ortiz, tried to walk back the welterweight contender's DAZN interview calling for a WBO title shot vs. Terence Crawford: "No rushing a talent like Vergil Ortiz as at just 22 years old there is plenty of time to continue to develop into what I feel will be the next Canelo type and...

New champion alert: Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada wins WBA 105-pound title

Source: WBA Seniesa Estrada W10 Anabel Ortiz ... Los Angeles' Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada became the new WBA 105-pound champion by dethroning Mexico's Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz by unanimous decision in ten rounds. The fight was part of the Vergil Ortiz-Maurice Hooker show in Fort Worth, Texas. In the second round, Estrada sent Ortiz to the...

Ortiz stops Hooker in exciting fight

By Scott Shaffer Vergil Ortiz Jr. KO7 Maurice Hooker.... In Fort Worth, Texas, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (17-0) became a full-fledged welterweight contender by knocking out former 140-pound title holder Maurice Hooker (27-2-3) in round seven. It was an exciting, brutal fight, with Ortiz getting the best of the action, but Hooker had more than a...

New champion alert: Okolie crushes Glowacki

source: Matchroom Lawrence Okolie TKO6 Krzysztof Glowacki... Lawrence Okolie crushed Krzysztof Glowacki to be crowned the new WBO cruiserweight champion in just his sixteenth fight at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Okolie unloaded a huge finishing punch to drop Poland’s Glowacki heavily in the sixth round and referee Marcus McDonnell waved off the...

Results from Mexico: Jackie Nava wins

Source: Zanfer Promotions Jackie Nava W10 Karina Fernández... Jackie Nava began the celebration for her twentieth anniversary as a professional boxer by defeating Karina “Bella” Fernández by unanimous decision on a Zanfer show in Tijuana, Mexico. Nava, the 40 year-old “Aztec Princess” Nava (38-4-4) controlled the pace and distance but Fernandez...

Beterbiev takes care of business in Moscow

Source: Top Rank Artur Beterbiev TKO10 Adam Deines... Russia's Artur Beterbiev, in his first bout in 17 months, knocked out Adam Deines in the tenth round to retain his WBC and IBF light heavyweight world titles Saturday at Megasport Arena in Moscow. Beterbiev (16-0, 16 KOs) hadn't fought since his October 2019 TKO over Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the...

Undercard results from England

source: Matchroom Anthony Fowler KO3 Jorge Fortea ... Junior middleweight Anthony Fowler demolished Spain’s Jorge Fortea with a third-round knockout. The Liverpudlian dropped Fortea with a stiff jab and then unloaded a huge right hand to floor the 30 year-old for the count. “I surprised myself, I’m not going to lie,” said Fowler. “I thought it...