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Mares wins snoozer; Vargas TKOs Juanma in 3; Herrera wins WBA interim 140lb belt

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME



By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

2008 Mexican Olympian Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (20-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over former two-division world champion Juanma Lopez (34-4, 31 KOs) in a super featherweight bout. Vargas staggered and dropped the game but smaller Lopez in a wild round three as both…

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Added by Karceno on July 13, 2014 at 5:15am — No Comments

Barthelemy dethrones Mendez again

By Karl Freitag

Top rated IBF super featherweight contender Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0, 12 KOs) dethroned IBF titleholder Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (20-3-1, 11 KOs) for the second time on Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

This time it will stick.

Barthelemy KO’d Mendez in their first fight in January, but that result was later changed to a no-decision after a review and Mendez got back…

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Added by Karceno on July 11, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

Mayweather vs Maidana 2 has the making of a epic night

By Kevin Davis

Game set match as Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana meet again in the squared circle, in the same year. For Mayweather this is the 2nd time of his career he has issued a rematch. It was his challenge for the super lightweight title against Jose Luis Castillo,…

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Added by Karceno on July 11, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments

Semajay Thomas on Lara fighting Canelo "There is no way Canelo can outbox Lara"

By Kevin Davis

Junior welterweight boxing standout Semajay Thomas returns back to his hometown of Chicago, when he fights at the UIC Pavilion. Thomas who is training with his trainer Ronnie Shields, who is preparing Lara for his title defense July 12th. Thomas told BoxingSocialist, "There is no…

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Added by Karceno on July 8, 2014 at 1:29am — No Comments

Arum: "We are looking at Crawford vs Beltran back in Omaha"

By Kevin Davis

Top Rank President Bob Arum has been at home recovering from knee surgery, has been more than available to me as well as others, stated that do to the success of Crawford vs Gamboa, it's would be stupid not to return to Omaha. "Well just look at the gate it was…

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Added by Karceno on July 8, 2014 at 12:11am — No Comments

Exclusive: Oscar Delahoya "Everyday I think about fighting again"

By Kevin Davis

Well Oscar Delahoya is a sounds new and refresh and full of life, and with this new found energy, he wants to channel it to the the right direction.

Karceno: Well it's been quite an amazing storm at Golden Boy Promotions, we all know staff members are leaving and…

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Added by Karceno on July 6, 2014 at 3:23am — No Comments

Fres Oquendo and Nate Jones out to bring the heavyweight crown back to Chicago

By Kevin Davis

The weigh-in results from Russia, Fres Oquendo 222lbs and Chagaev 244 lbs. This fight is for the vacant WBA Heavyweight championship. For Oquendo this may be his last shot at greatness on the big stage so he has prepared for this fight harder than any fight I have seen…

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Added by Karceno on July 5, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

HBO2 WILL NOT AIR RIGONDEAUX-KOKIETGYM

HBO2 WILL NOT AIR RIGONDEAUX-KOKIETGYM

In what is likely not surprising news to boxing fans who know about the HBO-Rigondeaux relationship, HBO2 will not air the Lineal Super Bantamweight World Championship fight between, Guillermo Rigondeaux 13-0 (8 KOs) & Sod Kokietgym…

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Added by Karceno on July 5, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Bob Arum speaks on Mayweather's big surprise in May

By Kevin Davis

I had a chance to chat awhile with Top Rank President Bob Arum, and speaking on upcoming events and past events. 

Karceno: How's it going with the recovery?

Arum: "Fine, I'm doing physical therapy and it going well."

Karceno: Okay I will get…

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Added by Karceno on July 3, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Canelo's confidence keeps growing each day

By Kevin Davis

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is young, rich and already has become a boxing superstar, will be hosting his next bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Cuban boxing sensation Erislandy Lara. Canelo has been sneaking into Golden boy offices late at night to have meetings with…

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Added by Karceno on July 3, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Fans don't want us to get to high on Crawford yet..but why not

By Mr. Sanders

Dont get too excited about crawford yet because his future looks memphis bleek! Gamboa was too small for crawford and too much weight for gamboa. One 50 cent did gamboa a disservice. Year layoff another weight class and to fight crawford? Gamboa shouldnt be…

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Added by Karceno on July 2, 2014 at 2:10am — No Comments

Erislandy Lara is all business

By Kevin Davis

It's a hot day in Las Vegas as Erislandy Lara goes on his run, he knows how to run in the sun before it becomes too much for him to bear. "I'm use to this heat and I'm ready for anything Canelo is going to bring, I run when it's pretty cool just getting hot, it's equal…

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Added by Karceno on June 30, 2014 at 1:43am — No Comments

Crawford knocks out Gamboa in 9

Terence Crawford, happy to be fighting in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, for the first time as a professional, delivered a star-making performance as he knocked out Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ninth round of a thrilling fight to retain his lightweight world title on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center.

Not only did Crawford deliver the goods before 10,943 screaming fans, but he and Gamboa -- a former unified featherweight titleholder and 2004 Cuban Olympic gold medalist -- put on a…

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Added by Karceno on June 29, 2014 at 3:42am — No Comments

Bradley Saunders faces tough test in Christopher Sebire on Fury – Chisora undercard in July

 

Newly crowned WBO Intercontinental light welterweight champion Bradley Saunders 10(8)-0-0 faces yet another tough test in July when he defends his unbeaten record against the durable Frenchman Christopher Sebire 23(9)-8(1)-0 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester.

 

The fight is part of a packed summer show on July 26th with headlining fight between Derek Chisora 20(13)-4(1)-0 and unbeaten Tyson Fury 22(16)-0-0…

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Added by Karceno on June 27, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Ronald Cruz arrives in Las Vegas for his Showtime co-feature bout



Ronald Cruz arrives in Las Vegas for his Showtime co-feature bout



Puerto Rican Welterweight Ronald Cruz ( 20-3, 15 KO's ) from Bethlehem, PA has just arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada where this Friday, June 27, he will be facing the highly regarded 2012 U.S. Olympian, Errol Spence Jr. ( 12-0, 10 KO's ) from Texas, in the co-featured bout scheduled for 10 rounds, which will air live on Showtime's 'ShoBox: The New Generation' series ,…
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Added by Karceno on June 27, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Chinese Olympic gold medal boxing champion Zou Shiming, makes film debut in Tranformers: Age of Extinction

By Kevin Davis

China's first Olympic gold medal winner in boxing, Zou Shimng, made his film debut in one of the summers biggest blockbusters, "Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film was mostly shot in China and it's government was more than willing to share their prized…

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Added by Karceno on June 27, 2014 at 4:37am — No Comments

Are critics too hard on Chavez Jr.

By Kevin Davis

Everyone I know around the globe just don't like Julio Chavez Jr. from inbox to inbox, they think he is a rich spoiled, overgrown baby, who's living off his father's name. Fight after fight, controversy after controversy, Chavez jr. has himself destroyed the support structure Top…

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Added by Karceno on June 25, 2014 at 2:16am — No Comments

BoxingSocialist.com has a new creative content director

By Kevin Davis 

BoxingSocialist President and Co- Owner Shawn Craddick is now the Creative Content Director also for the website and will handle the structuring of the day to day layouts of content, while VP of Operations and co-owner, Karceno will move up and handle the SEO work for the company. When…

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Added by Karceno on June 24, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

BoxingSocialist Exclusive: Bob Arum list Manny Pacquiao choices of opponents

By Kevin Davis

Top Rank President and founder Bob Arum, took time out to answer all the question we could hurl at him, and he took time out to discuss welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao opponents he might be facing in Macau, China. "Well you have Marcos Maidana, then you have…

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Added by Karceno on June 22, 2014 at 11:29pm — 2 Comments

Guerrero wins war against Kamegai; Lomachenko defeats Russell for WBO title

Guerrero wins war against Kamegai; Lomachenko defeats Russell for WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs) returned from a 13-month layoff to win a twelve round…

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Added by Karceno on June 22, 2014 at 4:57am — No Comments

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