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Omar Figueroa stripped of WBC title

Injured Omar Figueroa Jr. was stripped of his lightweight world title on Monday and given the designation of "champion in recess" by the WBC, paving the way for Jorge Linares and Javier Prieto to battle for the vacant 135-pound belt.

Linares (37-3, 24 KOs), a former featherweight and junior lightweight titlist,…

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Added by Karceno on November 11, 2014 at 10:46am — No Comments

The commission may need to shut down Hopkins, if he won't retire

By Kevin Davis 

What we witnessed last Saturday night should not have been a celebration a 49 year old man, surviving in a boxing ring against a hard knockout puncher, in Sergey Kovalev. What we witnessed was a man trying not to get knocked out, not try to win and collect a check. Hopkins is such a…

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Added by Karceno on November 11, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

It's time to move Errol Spence Jr. up to the big names

By Kevin Davis

Errol Spence Jr. is one of the most complete fighters to yet explode on the major scene, he's on the rise right now and staying of the radar but it's getting time to move him into the spotlight. The former amateur standout who made it to the quarterfinals of…

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Added by Karceno on November 9, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Luton lightweight boxer Michael Devine joins Prizefighter tournament onDecember 6

Luton lightweight boxer Michael Devine joins Prizefighter tournament onDecember 6

 

Luton’s lightweight prospect, Michael Devine 11(3)-1(1)-1 will be entering into the illustrious Prizefighter Tournament televised live on Sky Sports on December 6th at London’s York…

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Added by Karceno on November 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Manny Pacquiao Prepared For Chris Algieri’s Tendencies; Filipino’s Trainer Worried About American’s Underrated KO Power

By Justin Noel Cudaihl Chris Algieri is a huge underdog in the biggest fight of his boxing career on Nov. 23 (Nov. 22 in the United States) in Macau. One person who is not underestimating the undefeated American’s skills, particularly his punching power, is Buboy Fernandez, Manny Pacquiao’s assistant trainer and long-time friend and…

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Added by Karceno on November 7, 2014 at 2:50am — No Comments

Karceno: 'Amir Khan is afraid to lose to Kell Brook'

By Kevin Davis

It doesn't take a rocket expert to figure out that Amir Khan doesn't want to fight Kell…

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Added by Karceno on November 5, 2014 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Karceno always stand by his word

By Kevin Davis

It was a dark and stormy night, the winds was gusting at a record speed and their was a horrible smell in the air, of death and decay,... just kidding it was just another typical Halloween night in which I didn't care for, I';m just there to find the…

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Added by Karceno on November 5, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Hopkins pull the race card to promote fight, but he's right

PHILADELPHIA -- Unified light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins believes race is the reason his pursuit of history hasn't been a bigger story outside of boxing.

Hopkins, who set records as the oldest boxer to win and defend world titles, will be two months shy of 50 when he faces unbeaten Sergey Kovalev in Saturday's light heavyweight title unification bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In an exclusive interview with ESPN.com, Hopkins was asked the reason…

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Added by Karceno on November 4, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Mares, Ortiz added to Khan-Alexander undercard

Mares, Ortiz added to Khan-Alexander undercard!!

Golden Boy has announced details of their December 13 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. British superstar and former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan will take on former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great,” while undefeated interim WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman will defend against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu. Rounding out the three-fight Showtime…

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Added by Karceno on November 3, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

TYSON AND CHRIS ALGERI GET FRIENDLY

Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri and Kevin Rooney Jr., son of former Tyson trainer Kevin Sr., and now with Team Algieri, meet legendary heavyweight champion and New York’s boxing king, Mike Tyson at the Field of Dreams in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Las Vegas on Saturday. Algieri is in…

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Added by Karceno on November 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fonfara tops Ngumbu; Kameda edges Hernandez; Fortuna crushes Cotto

By Craig Wick at ringside

Photos: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME

Local light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Doudou Ngumbu (33-6, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara staggered Ngumbu in round five, but the “Polish Prince” let him off the hook. Scores were 98-92, 97-93,…

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Added by Karceno on November 2, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

WV2: I am ready for any 126-pounder out there

WV2: I am ready for any 126-pounder out there

Former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. confirmed that his confidence is back after winning a majority decision over Jonathan Arellano Saturday night in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Early in the second round Vazquez Jr. was caught with a solid left hook from Arellano that shook him. Wilfredo followed his dad and trainer’s instructions and made the correct adjustments to overcome the bad moments and convince the judges.

“I feel…

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Added by Karceno on November 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Off-TV Result: Kameda KOs Salado

Off-TV Result: Kameda KOs Salado

By Craig Wick at ringside

On the undercard of the Showtime Boxing Special Edition event taking place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL, former three-time world champion, Koki “Killer” Kameda (33-1, 18 KOs), Osaka, Japan, had little trouble in dispatching Omar Salado (24-9-2, 15 KOs), Mexico City, Mexico, ending matters with a huge body-shot in round four of a scheduled ten round bantamweight affair. The stoic faced, southpaw…

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Added by Karceno on November 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Kameda, Hernandez,Fontana, Ngumbu and Semajay Thomas make weight

Kameda, Hernandez make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Tomoki Kameda 117.5 vs. Alejandro Hernandez 118

(WBO bantamweight title)

Andrzej Fonfara 176 vs. Doudou Ngumbu 175.5

Javier Fortuna 129.5 vs. Abner Cotto 130.25

Caleb Truax 166.5 vs. Scott Sigmon 160

Koki Kameda 115.2 vs. Omar Salado 116

Jamal James 145.5 vs. Cameron Kreal 147

Demond Nicholson 160.5 vs. Lekan Byfield 159.5

Eddie Ramirez 142.5 vs. Manny Brown…

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Added by Karceno on November 1, 2014 at 5:59am — No Comments

Sam Stokes in opponent switch for second pro fight in Camden on November 21



 

Basildon’s light heavyweight, Sam Stokes 1-0-0 is now facing a new opponent in Edgars Sniedze 1(1)-7(1)-0 on November 21 at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross.

 

The original opponent lined up for fledgling pro, Sam Stokes 1-0-0 was Lithuanian, Ernestas Dapkus in what would have been the…

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Added by Karceno on October 31, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

By Craig Wick

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

The luxurious “W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel” was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of The Homecoming, this Saturdays huge, Showtime televised triple-header…

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Added by Karceno on October 31, 2014 at 3:11am — No Comments

Flyweight debutant Jordan Smith spars with English welterweight champ Ahmet Patterson

Flyweight debutant Jordan Smith spars with English welterweight champ Ahmet Patterson

 

Debutant flyweight boxer, Jordan Smith was put through a rigorous sparring session with the newly-crowned English welterweight champion, Ahmet Patterson in preparation for his professional debut at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross on November…

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Added by Karceno on October 30, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What are they hiding from us about Golovkin

By Kevin Davis

Gennady Govlokin, is he the truth or another HBO blown up star, if we listen to Abel Sanchez his beloved trainer, he can beat any fighter that ever lived and even knockout Ebola. Looking deep into the matter we find out that Golovkin is indeed powerful but has plenty of faults in the…

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Added by Karceno on October 30, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Man Who Beat Tyson: “Buster” Douglas Stages His Own Comeback!

By Tracy Morin; Photos by Brenden Nasianceno

Last Saturday, at the Prize Fight Promotions “Fights at the Fitz” event in Tunica, Mississippi, fans were treated to a special guest appearance by former undisputed heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas, the man known for knocking out…

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Added by Karceno on October 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Barrera poised for showcase fight on Hopkins-kovalev undercard

Barrera poised for showcase fight on Hopkins-kovalev undercard Guantanamo Bay, Cuba native Sullivan Barrera (13-0, 8 KOs) defected to the United States to become a world champion boxer and now, in his second straight training camp with world-renowned trainer Abel Sanchez (trainer to WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin), the undefeated light heavyweight feels he is getting closer to realizing that dream. On Nov. 8 Barrera will face Rowland Bryant (18-4, 12 KOs) of…

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Added by Karceno on October 29, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

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