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Lomachenko and Kambosos engage in three-minute staredown

Press Release The boxer known simply as "Loma" hopes to add another belt to his extensive collection. Ukrainian legend Vasiliy Lomachenko (pictured) will battle home country favorite "Ferocious" George Kambosos Jr. for the vacant IBF lightweight championship on Sunday, May 12th at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. Lomachenko (17-3, 11 KOs),...

Welcome to Lomachenko vs. Kambosos fight week

Press Release A battle of former champions, Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos (pictured) will be presented live this Saturday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. The event takes place at RAC Arena in Perth,  Australia, with the vacant IBF lightweight title up for grabs. Australia’s fighting emperor...

Christian Carto headlines tonight in Philly

Press Release Tonight (Friday) at The Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, bantamweight Christian Carto will take on Jesus Martinez in a eight-round bout on a seven-bout card promoted by King's Promotions. Carto of Philadelphia is 21-1 with 14 knockouts. The 27 year-old is an eight-year professional with a four-fight winning streak....

Team Combat League update: Rashidi Ellis shines for Boston

Press Release Week six of Team Combat League’s second season got off to a nail-biting start at the Royale in Boston, as the injury-hampered Boston Butchers team (now 1-0-1) relied on some “Money” round heroics late in the match from Demek “Hightower” Edmonds, “Speedy” Rashidi Ellis, Alejandro Paulino and especially Keno Luna, to pull out...

Abu Dhabi to host May 25th boxing action

Press Release Undefeated Arabian fighters will be featured at the “Rising Stars Arabia 4” event on Saturday, May 25th at Space 42 Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Bader “The Master” Al-Dherat (10-0, 8 KOs will headline. Four scheduled ten-round bouts will be streamed live, starting at 8 pm UAEST, on DAZN and ESPN Knockout. In...

BKFC comes to Connecticut this weekend

Press Release Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) makes its New England debut on Saturday with BKFC 61 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, broadcast live worldwide on the BKFC App. Saturday’s action features a mix of world-class bare knuckle fighters and a number of prospects from across New England. Jimmie “The...

Lipinets in action today vs. Davies

Source: ProBox TV Former IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinet will face the UK's Robbie Davies Jr today (May 8th) live on ProBox TV from Plant City, Florida. Davies returns to the ring after a freak injury put him out of action for over a year, but a win against Lipinets puts the Liverpool native right back in contention for a big payday...

DKP rebooks Broner fight for June 7th "if Broner shows up"

Edited Press Release Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King has rescheduled his postponed show for Friday, June 7th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It wil be a a co-promotion with Kris Lawrence’s The Heavyweight Factory. The main event finds WBC cruiserweight champio Norair “The Dark Horse” Mikaeljan a/k/a Noel Gevor (27-2, 12 KOs)...

Jermall Charlo charged with DUI; stripped by WBC

By Scott Shaffer Jermall Charlo has finally lost recognition as WBC middleweight champion after being arrested on Monday in Pearland, Texas. Charlo is charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.15 and fleeing the scene of a crime after an autonobile collision involving damage to another vehicle....

Spotlight on Benavidez vs. Gvozdyk

Press Release Co-headlining on Saturday (along with Gervonta "Tank" Davis vs. Frank Martin) on June 15th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Aren will be two-time WBC super middleweight champion David “El Monstruo” Benavídez as he makes his 175-pound debut in a twelve-round duel against the power-punching former WBC champion Oleksandr “The...

Andrew Moloney to battle Pedro Guevara for interim belt

Source: WBC His brother Jason was dethroned as WBO bantamweight champion last weekend, but Andrew Moloney will face Pedro Guevara for the interim WBC super flyweight title on May 12th at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The fight will air live on ESPN, ESPN KNOCKOUT and ESPN+. Australia’s Moloney (26-3, 16 knockouts) is...

Bridgerweight update: UFC's Tyson Pedro takes tough first boxing assignment

Source: WBC UFC star Tyson Pedro will make a very ambitious professional boxing debut,  facing Australian heavyweight champion Kris Terzievski in a bridgerweight clash at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, on June 12th. Pedro has fifteen fights in the UFC, winning ten with five wins by KO and five losses. Prior to this, he fought as...

Stevenson to defend vs. Harutyunyan on July 6th

Source: Top Rank Shakur Stevenson will make the inaugural defense of his WBC lightweight championship against Olympic medal winner Artem Harutyunyan on Saturday, July 6th at Prudential Center in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. In the co-feature, O’Shaquie Foster will defend his WBC junior lightweight title against Brazilian Olympic...

O'Shaquie Foster to face Robson Conceição

Source: Top Rank On Saturday, July 6th at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, O’Shaquie Foster will defend his WBC junior lightweight title against Brazilian Olympic gold medalist and three-time world title challenger Robson Conceição. In the main event, Shakur Stevenson will make the inaugural defense of his WBC lightweight...

IBA pro results from Madrid

Source: IBA Bulgaria’s Javier Ibañez won a featherweight contest at the Madrid Arena in the capital of Spain, defeating Jose Quiles from the host country as part of IBA Champions’ Night. Ibañez was the more direct boxer as the home favorite Quiles took a back-foot stance. The early stages were not dominated by either boxer, but in...

Ennis books July 13th for homecoming fight

Source: Matchroom Over the weekend, Matchroom Boxing and Boots Promotions announced that Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis will defend his IBF welterweight title against Cody Crowley at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 13th, live worldwide on DAZN. In his first title defense, Ennis (31-0 28 KOs) will return to fight in his hometown for...

Official announcement for Davis vs. Martin and Benavidez vs. Gvodzyk

Two of boxing’s most exciting and popular stars will share center stage as two-division champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and former two-time champion David “El Monstruo” Benavídez (pictured) compete in separate attractions Saturday, June 15th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The two fighters will headline a PBC pay-per-view...

Weigh-in report from Nashville, TN

Press Release Here are the boxers' weights for Tuesday Night's Country Box show at The Troubadour in Nashville, Tennessee: Ermes Orta 139.8 -vs.- Rondale Hubbert 143.6;  Curtis Harper 266.4 -vs.- Kaleb Slaughter 249.6; Khalil Smoot 237.8 -vs.- Troy Depriest (to weigh in on Tuesday); Aaron Cypress 185.6 -vs.- Kenshon...

Umi Ishikawa positions herself to challenge Seniesa Estrada

Source: WBC Umi Ishikawa KO3 Sothita Sitthichai... On Friday at the Singmanassak Muaythai School in Pathum Thani, Thailand, Japan's Umi Ishikawa (12-3, 10 KOs) won the WBC interim minimumweight title by knocking out Thailand's Sothita Sitthichai (10-3 kos) in the second round. This was a rematch, as the women had already met last August,...

Alalshikh considering his own ratings system

By Scott Shaffer Turki Alalshikh, the Saudi government official who controls Saudi boxing and has a seemingly unlimited budget, prefers Terence Crawford over Naoya Inoue as his pound-for-pund best boxer in the world. More importantly, Alalshikh 's latest tweet implies he may be setting up his own boxer rating system: "Inoue is a great...

Watch: Inoue gets off deck to KO Nery

By Scott Shaffer Naoya Inoue KO6 Luis Nery... Fighting in his home country of Japan, world junior featherweight champion Naoya Inoue was knocked down for the first time in his career by former two-division champion Luis Nery. The Japanese legend got up  and decked Nery three times, in rounds two, five and six. The last one was a...

Japan crowns another champion: Yoshiki Takei

Source: Top Rank Yoshiki Takei W12 Jason Moloney... Japanese former kickboxing world champion Yoshiki Takei earned a world boxing title in just his ninth pro fight, using his length and tricky southpaw style to topple WBO bantamweight champion Jason Moloney (27-3. 19 KOs) via unanimous decision. Takei (9-0, 8 KOs) prevailed by scores of...

Alvarez remains vague about plans for his next fight

Sean Sullivan @ ringside The boxing world is extremely interested in what’s next for world super middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez after Alvarez retained his titles by defeating Jaime Munguia on Saturday. Fans would probably select undefeated, two-time former champion David Benavidez as Alvarez's next opponent. But Benavidez is moving up...

Olympic update: So far, six Americans have qualified for Paris games

Source: USA Boxing With one more qualifying tournament coming up later this month, six USA Boxing boxers have already qualified for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Seven others have a shot at qualifying at the upcoming final World Olympic Qualifier in Thailand. Here are the super six: JAHMAL “Hard Rock” HARVEY Hometown: Oxon Hill,...

South African update: Toussaint to challenge Koopman

Source: Star Boxing Junior middleweight Wendy Toussaint of Long Island, New York is 15-2 with 7 KOs. He will be hoping to pick up an international victory when he travels to the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, South Africa to take on undefeated Shervantaigh Koopman.  The Koopman-Toussaint bout will share the spotlight that night with...

Weigh-in report from Japan

Source: Top Rank Here are the boxers' weights and starting times for the huge four-championship fight card in Japan that takes place early Monday morning, with ESPN+ broadcasting live in the United States:Naoya Inoue 121 3/4 pounds vs. Luis Nery 121 Estimated ring walk time: 7:35 a.m. ET/4:35 a.m. PT (Inoue's four-belt world...

Alvarez floors Munguia, retains world championship via unanimous decision

Sean Sullivan @ ringside Canelo Alvarez W12 Jaime Munguia... Experience overcame youth in front of 17,492 feverish boxing fans at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as Saul "Canelo" Alvarez scored a fourth-round knockdown and went on to defeat Jaime Munguia by unanimous decision. Alvarez warded off a spirited effort from a much younger Munguia in an...

New champion alert: Ryosuke Nishida wins world title in ninth pro bout

Source: Kyodo news agency At Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan's Ryosuke Nishida won a world title in just his ninth pro fight. Nishida became the IBF bantamweight champion Saturday, defeating Puerto Rico's Emmanuel Rodriguez via unanimous decision. Nishida's effort was aided by a fourth-round knockdown of Rodriguez with a hard shot to the body. Now 9-0...

Barrios sustains damaged eye but defeats Maidana

Sean Sullivan @ ringside Mario Barrios W12 Fabian Maidana... Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, of San Antonio, Texas retained his interim WBC title for the first time with a unanimous decision win against Fabian “TNT” Maidana of Buenos Aires. The welterweight contest was part of the Canelo-Munguia undercard in Las Vegas. Patiently stalking his adversary,...

A few words with WBO bantamweight champion Jason “Mayhem” Moloney

Press Release Australian WBO bantamweight champion Jason “Mayhem” Moloney (27-2, 19 KOs) will defend his title against Japanese former kickboxing world champion Yoshiki Takei (8-0, 8 KOs) on Monday, May 6th at the world-famous Tokyo Dome. Moloney-Takei will serve as the co-feature to the big fight between undisputed junior featherweight...

Figueroa KOs Magdaleno

Sean Sullivan @ ringside Brandon Figueroa KO9 Jessie Magdaleno ... Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa ended 14-month layoff, retaining his interim WBC featherweight world title for the first time with a ninth-round knockout against Jessie Magdaleno on the Canelo-Munguia undercard in Las Vegas. Having last fought in April 2023, Magdaleno was...

Stanionis defeats Maestre

Sean Sullivan @ ringside Eimantas Stanionis W12 Gabriel Maestre... Lithuania's Eimantas Stanionis and Venezuela's Gabriel Maestre waged an excellent war of attrition fought primarily shoulder-to-shoulder, as the two Olympians traded heavy leather over twelve welterweight rounds at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ultimately, Stanionis, 146.6 lbs.,...

Prime Video results: wins for Jesus Ramos and Vito Mielnicki

Sean Sullivan @ ringside Jesus Ramos Jr.TKO9 Johan Gonzalez... Junior middleweight contender Jesus “El Mono” Ramos Jr., 154.6 lbs., of Casa Grande, Arizona, earned a technical knockout victory against Venezuela's Johan “The Chelo Manotas” Gonzalez, 153.6 lbs., inside nine rounds on the Canelo-Munguia undercard. Returning to Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena...

Off-TV results from Las Vegas

Sean Sullivan @ ringside Alan D. Picasso TKO5 Damien Vazquez... Alan David “El Rey” Picasso, 123 lbs., of Mexico City  battled Las Vegas' “Sugar” Damien Vazquez, 122.2 lbs., in a competitive super bantamweight contest to highlight the Canelo-Munguia off-TV undercard at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The southpaw Vazquez, a former world title...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's fight predictions for Saturday, May 4th: Emmanuel Rodriguez (22-2) vs. Ryosuke Nishida (8-0) (IBF bantamweight title) … prediction: Rodriguez by decision; Canelo Alvarez (60-2-2) vs. Jaime Munguia (43-0) (undisputed world super middleweight championship) … prediction: Alvarez by...

Arum: championship quadruple-header is the "most important boxing event in the history of Japan"

Press Release Undisputed junior featherweight world champion Naoya Inoue (26-0, 23 KOs) will defend all the belts against former two-weight champion Luis "Pantera" Nery (35-1, 27 KOs) on Monday, May 6th at Tokyo Dome. This marks only the third boxing match at the world-famous venue, and the first since James "Buster" Douglas upset Mike...

Beterbiev out of June 1st unification with torn meniscus

Source: Top Rank The highly anticipated undisputed world light heavyweight championship showdown between WBC/IBF/WBO champion Artur Beterbiev and WBA ruler Dmitry Bivol — scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — has been postponed after Beterbiev suffered a ruptured meniscus in training. The plan is...

Weigh-in report from Las Vegas

Press Release Here are the featured boxers' weights for Saturday's big pay-per-view show in Las Vegas: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (166.8 pounds) vs. Jaime Munguia (167.4) (for the undisputed world super middleweight championship)...  Mario Barrios (146.6) vs. Fabian Maidana (146.2) (for the WBC interim welterweight title)... Brandon...

Late result: Jessica Haghighat Joo wins world title in fourth bout

Source: WBA Jessica Haghighat Joo W10 Maria Guadalupe Bautista... In Toronto last weekend, Jessica Haghighat Joo dethroned Maria Guadalupe Bautista to win the WBA light flyweight championship. Haghighat Joo, age 29, turned peo less than two years ago and was making just her fourth pro fight. The hometown fighter won a unanimous decision...

PBC to stream Davis vs. Martin presser today

Source: PBC Premier Boxing Champions will provide live streaming coverage on YouTube of the press conference to announce the Gervonta Davis (pictured) vs. Frank Martin and David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk pay-per-view event on Prime Video taking place Saturday, June 15th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The press...