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Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev reportedly set for July 21st in Moscow The Russian Boxing Federation brings good news: the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev will go down on July 21st in Moscow's Olympic Stadium and also feature Cecilia Braekhus against Inna Sagaydakovskaya.

Can professional boxing be considered a sport? In the most primitive sense of the word sport is proving that one person is better than another. Some use bats, balls, rackets or race over a course to prove this. Stripping this down boxing is a sport that pits one person against another without the complication of implements or rules to prove who is the better 'man' or 'woman'.

WBC orders Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk By Jim Dower: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis 'Superman' Stevenson has been ordered by the World Boxing Council to defend against his number 1 contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Stevenson, 40, had been hoping to face Badou Jack in a rematch after fighting to a 12 round draw against him on May 19.

Artem Dalakian Retains WBA Flyweight Crown In Kiev By Dmytro Mossienko at ringside: Ukraine's hard punching Artem Dalakian from southern city of Dnepr stopped top ranked contender Sirichai Thaiyen from Thailand in round eight of their championship fight on the ring in Parkovy Conventional Centre in uptown Kiev on Sunday.

The reinvention of Dejan Zlaticanin continues in New York NEW YORK - Dejan Zlaticanin will admit it: His confidence was low after the Mikey Garcia fight. From being the unbeaten WBC lightweight world titleholder who had torn through craftier fighters to being rendered motionless on the canvas after three rounds.

Amir Khan and Kell Brook face each-other in a Battle of Britain JEFF POWELL: The temptation for both Britain's celebrity boxers Amir Khan and Terence Crawford would be to jump at the offer of world title fights in America.

Nery suspended for six months by WBC The WBC suspended former world bantamweight champion Luis Nery six months for not making weight for his March fight against Shinsuke Yamanaka.

Cecilia Braekhus vs. Inna Sagaydakovskya on July 21 in Moscow, Russia Braekhus vs Sagaydakovskya will be the chief support to the highly anticipated World Boxing Super Series Final between cruiserweight world champions Murat Gassiev of Russia and Alexander Usyk of Ukraine. The event takes place just six days after the final of the World Cup.

WBC issues final Luis Nery ruling Here is the WBC final ruling regarding Luis Nery issued by the WBC Board of Governors:. Over the years, the WBC has implemented procedures to facilitate boxer's methodical weight loss and to prevent sudden weight loss and extreme dehydrations on the eve of WBC-governed bouts.

Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith done deal for July 21 By Jim Dower: Promoter Frank Warren is reporting that the fight between WBO junior middleweight champion Jaimie Munguia and Liam Smith is a done deal for July 21 at a still to be determined venue. Warren says the Munguia-Smith fight could take place in Los Angeles or New York.

Tyson Fury hoping for a better fight in Belfast return And now Fury is set to return on August 18 in Belfast, where he says he's hoping for a better fight:. Fury is unlikely to face any significant challenge in this fight, either, but they could at least sign up a proper heavyweight, even if it's a journeyman.

Gene Aguilera - BOOK REVIEW By David Martinez / dmboxing.com. His first book was - OUTSTANDING. Now, his second book leaves me breathless, and I will say that it is also - OUTSTANDING! Gene Aguilera's publication of his newest book "LATINO BOXING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" is now official, and it has been released to the general public.

Isaac Zarate & Manuel Mendez Featured in Separate Bouts this Friday Thompson Boxing Promotions returns this Friday night with a seven fight card featuring familiar faces within the Southern California boxing scene, and five undefeated prospects eager to make their mark in the sport.

Spence-Crawford collision course could be a long road Two weeks ago, Terence Crawford scored a dominant victory to win a world title in his welterweight debut. Last weekend, Errol Spence Jr. needed just one round to defend his welterweight belt. They're destined to meet… down the road.

Stevenson vs Gvozdyk ordered by WBC WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson might finally have to face a mandatory challenger, something he hasn't done in nearly five years, as the sanctioning body has ordered him to face Oleksandr Gvozdyk, with a purse bid set for July 2.

Loeffler: Golovkin Wants Saunders Next if He Can Beat Canelo Gennady Golovkin still wants to fight Billy Joe Saunders. Even though Golovkin was able to finalize a deal Wednesday for a lucrative rematch against Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin expects to face Saunders in his following fight.

Tyson Fury: Former heavyweight champion looking forward to Windsor Park date Tyson Fury says he is "happy and healthy" as he looks ahead to appearing on the undercard of Carl Frampton's Windsor Park bill on 18 August.

Loeffler talks closing the deal on Canelo-Golovkin rematch In this video interview with K2's Tom Loeffler, caught by Fight Hub TV fight after they closed the deal, the promoter discusses the sequence of events that eventually lead to a rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin getting done and why he says it's a fair deal for both sides.

Spence: Jermell Charlo Was Trying Too Hard to Knock Out Trout While watching Jermell Charlo two weeks ago, Errol Spence Junior couldn't help but think his friend and frequent sparring partner was pressing too much to knock out Austin Trout. Charlo dropped the tough Trout twice, once apiece in the third and ninth rounds, but settled for a majority-decision win at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Carl Frampton to face Luke Jackson at Windsor Park with Fury on undercard CARL FRAMPTON has secured his dream bout at Windsor Park as he will defend his WBO interim featherweight belt against Luke Jackson on August 18. While Tyson Fury will continue his climb up the heav…

Carl Frampton-Luke Jackson official for August 18th at Windsor Park Unable to secure a big-name opponent, Carl Frampton will indeed face WBO #5 Luke Jackson in the first defense of his interim featherweight title, headlining an August 18th show at Belfast's Windsor Park. The undercard includes Paddy Barnes challenging Cristofer Rosales for the WBC flyweight belt and Tyson Fury taking on TBA.

Carl Frampton Defends Title Against Luke Jackson, Tyson Fury Makes Quick Return Carl Frampton will defend his 'interim' WBO featherweight title against unbeaten Australian Luke Jackson at Windsor Park, Belfast on Saturday August 18, fulfilling a dream to fight at the famous football stadium.

Ramirez, Saucedo, and Jose Ramierez hold media workouts Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez, Alex 'El Cholo' Saucedo, andJose Ramirez will host media workouts this upcoming Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 in preparation for their respective ESPN-televised bouts.

An inside look at the Horn vs. Crawford fight It would be the second future Hall of Famer that Horn would face in his last three fights. The pugilistic promised land of Las Vegas had long been on Horn's to-do list.

Tyson Fury felt nervous in comeback fight and 'disappointed' with Sefer Seferi performance Tyson Fury admits he felt nervous in his comeback fight and was left disappointed by the performance of his opponent Sefer Seferi.

Carl Frampton's Dream Comes True/Paddy Barnes To Challenge For World Title Carl Frampton will realise a career-long dream when he defends his WBO Interim Featherweight Title against Luke Jackson on the pitch at Windsor Park, Belfast, on August 18. The also features Paddy Barnes challenging for the WBC Flyweight title and the second fight of Tyson Fury on the comeback trail.

Spence takes care of Ocampo with ease Errol "The Truth" Spence Junior barely broke a sweat as he stopped a clearly overmatched Carlos Ocampo at the end of round one in front of a soldout home crowd at the Ford Center in Frisco center in Frisco, TX. Spence, a Dallas native, brought in an attendance of 12,604 for his second defense of his IBF welterweight title.

Ohara Davies Has His Mojo Back Ohara Davies appears to have rekindled his mojo after signing with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren earlier this year. Bull strong and mallet fisted, the incorrigible trash-talker returns to the championship stage at London's O2 Arena on Saturday week in a WBC Silver Super Lightweight challenge to Congo's 21-1 Paul Kamanga.

Frampton to face Luke Jackson at Windsor Park - Fury on undercard Carl Frampton will defend his WBO interim featherweight title against Australia's Luke Jackson at Windsor Park on August 18. Tyson Fury will continue his comeback on the undercard.

Bellew: I would stop Tyson Fury quicker than I stopped David Haye In an interview with Sky Sports, Tony Bellew says he would look forward to a prospective bout with Tyson Fury while disregarding Fury's claims that he's too small to get in the ring with him. Bellew finds that ironic considering the massive size disparity in the ring with Fury's last opponent.

Frampton to face Jackson in Belfast Carl Frampton will defend his WBO interim world featherweight title against unbeaten Olympian Luke Jackson at Belfast's Windsor Park on Aug. 18.

Luis Nery Suspended Until September 1 By The WBC Over the years, the WBC has implemented procedures to facilitate boxer's methodical weight loss and to prevent sudden weight loss and extreme dehydrations on the eve of WBC-governed bouts.

Luke Caci - "I'm My Own Worst Critic" Luke Caci admits he's his own harshest critic as his pro boxing career continues with fight night in Stoke-on-Trent next month. Caci will be looking to make it six of the best and record a half dozen of pro wins without reply at Kings Hall on Friday, 13th July.

Golovkin Promoter: Canelo Rematch Bigger Than Wilder-Joshua Tom Loeffler, promoter for IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, feels very strongly that his fighter's upcoming rematch with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is the biggest fight in the sport. Last week, the two sides finalized a deal to stage the rematch on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson on August 18 at Windsor Park By Scott Gilfoid: WBO interim featherweight champion Carl Frampton will be defending his interim strap against unbeaten 2012 Australian Olympian Luke Jackson on August 18 on the same card as former heavyweight world champion Tyson 'Gypsy King' Fury at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Is Patience a Virtue for Fans of Welterweight Boxing? Ocampo lacked even the hint of any sort of skill or ability that would've given him a shot against a prime Spence. In private messages, I flat-out told friends that I think the kid will go down with the first solid punch landed-and I was almost right.

Lewis Ritson feels 'unstoppable' after winning British title outright in Newcastle Lewis Ritson says he feels unstoppable after destroying Paul Hyland Jr to win the British title outright in his North East homecoming.

Barnes books dream world title shot on Frampton undercard Triple Olympian Paddy Barnes will challenge Cristofer Rosales for the WBC world flyweight title on the undercard of Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson at Windsor Park on August 18. Barnes, who has two Olympic bronze medals to his name, will enjoy home support in Belfast as he bids to conquer the world in just his sixth bout as a professional.

Spence-Ocampo: Errol Spence's Post-Fight Press Conference Following Errol Spence's first round knockout of Errol Ocampo, Spence showed up to the post-fight presser to discuss the fight and what's next for him. Check out some excerpts below. "I'm still wearing my stuff because my sponsors didn't get enough TV time," Spence started with a laugh.

Frampton / Jackson / Fury Press Conference Quotes & Videos Carl Frampton will defend his 'interim' WBO world featherweight title against unbeaten Australian Luke Jackson at Windsor Park, Belfast on Saturday August 18, fulfilling a dream to fight at the famous football stadium.

Tyson Fury Hopes To Get a Much Better Opponent on Aug. 18 Former unified heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is hoping to get a much stiffer challenge when he return on August 18th at Windsor Park in Belfast - as part of the undercard to Carl Frampton's clash with Luke Jackson. Fury stepped back in the ring two weeks ago in Manchester, when he stopped Sefer Seferi in a complete mismatch.

Lewis Ritson: I Feel Unstoppable Right Now Lewis Ritson says he feels unstoppable after producing another stunning display of power to destroy Paul Hyland Jnr in one round to take home the British Lightweight title for keeps.

Lucas Browne vs Roger Izonritei on July 29th in Sydney Former WBA Heavyweight champion Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne will look to get back into the winner's circle when he faces Roger "I Am" Izonritei on July 29th in Sydney. Browne suffered his first loss in March when he was stopped by Dillian Whyte in 6 rounds at the O2 Arena, London.

Carl Frampton-Luke Jackson set for August 18 at Belfast's Windsor Park stadium After being unable to procure a world title bout, former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton has settled on facing Australia's unbeaten Luke Jackson at his beloved Windsor Park Stadium in Belfast on August 18. Frampton, who is rated No.

Carl Frampton fights Luke Jackson at Windsor Carl Frampton will realize a career-long dream when he defends his WBO Interim World Featherweight Title against Luke Jackson on the pitch at Windsor Park, Belfast, on August 18, on a card that also features Paddy Barnes challenging for the WBC World Flyweight title and the second fight of Tyson Fury on the comeback trail.

Felix Trinidad vs. Maurice Blocker On June 19, 1993 at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California, IBF welterweight champion Maurice Blocker, the "Thin Man" from Washington, DC, defended his title against up-and-coming Felix Trinidad, from Cupey Alto, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Blocker was 34-3.

Is Tony Yoka following in the footsteps of Anthony Joshua? Tony Yoka and Anthony Joshua both own Olympic gold medals, but for now, despite their numerous similarities, are at different levels of the heavyweight spectrum.

Weekend Review: Spence, Golovkin-Canelo II, Roman, More Errol Spence: This item could've been labeled MOST DISAPPOINTING. I was settled into my recliner, Stella in hand, expecting to see more than three minutes of the first or second best American fighter on Saturday night. Alas, a left to the gut of poor Carlos Ocampo paralyzed the Mexican in the final seconds of Round1 and he couldn't go on.

Loeffler: GGG still questions whether Canelo was natural for first fight By Allan Fox: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin says Saul Canelo Alvarez has a lot to prove September 15th rematch, according to his promoter Tom Loeffler.

Usyk vs Gassiev WBSS Final Set For Moscow on July 21 We've had to wait a little longer than we thought we would for the final to be announced, but the cruiserweight final of The World Boxing Super Series is on - for Moscow, Russia on July 21. The winner in the cruiserweight tournament final will walk away with all four major world titles at 200 pounds.

Frank Warren: Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Set, July 21 Liam Smith will fight for the world title next month. The former WBO super-welterweight world champion is mandatory for another shot at the crown he surrendered back in September 2016. Smith, 29, had been set to face Sadam Ali, the champion, for the belt on May 12 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.

Paddy Barnes: Belfast flyweight gets world title shot at Windsor Paddy Barnes will challenge Cristofer Rosales for his WBC world flyweight title as part of the undercard to Carl Frampton's Windsor Park fight on 18 August.

Carl Frampton to face Luke Jackson at Belfast's Windsor Park Carl Frampton will get his dream fight at Belfast's Windsor Park when he takes on Luke Jackson on August 18.

Errol Spence says he'd like a fight with Jessie Vargas - Can "The Truth" become the first man to stop Vargas? Errol Spence is thirsty for action, and so are his fans. The reigning and unbeaten IBF welterweight champ made short work of undeserving mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night, blasting him out inside a single round.

Fifteen Years On: Recalling the bloody, brilliant and controversial Lewis-Klitschko war It was 15 long years ago this month when heavyweight greats Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko met in what turned out to be a ferocious battle; one with everything - bombs landed from both sides, switching momentum, blood and guts and a nasty edge.

Miguel Berchelt confident of taking down Jonathan Victor Barros, eager for Miguel Roman clash Mexico's Miguel Berchelt will make a homecoming defense of his WBC junior lightweight title against former WBA featherweight titlist Jonathan Victor Barros at the Polyforum Zam Na in Merida on Saturday. Berchelt, who is rated No.

Hooker: Flanagan Overlooked Me; I Shocked the Boxing World! Maurice Hooker sensed overconfidence from Terry Flanagan before their fight for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title. Flanagan called Hooker "just another American I'm going to add to the list" and made it sound as if Dallas' Hooker was in over his head against the then-undefeated former WBO lightweight champion.

Carl Frampton vs Luke Jackson at Windsor Park Carl Frampton accepts Luke Jackson poses a serious threat to his world title aspirations but has told the Australian Belfast will serve up an atmosphere more daunting than any other.

Carl Frampton Expects a Real Challenge From Luke Jackson Carl Frampton will realise a career-long dream when he defends his WBO Interim World Featherweight Title against Luke Jackson on the pitch at Windsor Park, Belfast, on August 18, on a card that also features Paddy Barnes challenging for the WBC World Flyweight title and the second fight of Tyson Fury on the comeback trail.

Berchelt hits Merida for third title defense WBC super featherweight champion Miguel "Alacran" Berchelt looks to be in great physical shape for the third defense of his world title this Saturday at the Poliforum Zamna in his adopted hometown Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The fight can be seen on Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo and ESPN+ in the United States.

Dougie's Monday mailbag He's soft spoken, respectful, charming, and articulate. Without question, Errol Spence could and should be the next superstar in the sport of boxing, a household name like Tyson, Leonard, and Pacquiao, but he needs to fight more! What are your thoughts on my observations?

Pavlik: I Would Rather Have Fought Froch Than Calzaghe FORMER world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik remains content that he has fought for the last time. "I promised my kids at a young age and my wife that I would be done. They wanted me done shortly after I won the title," said the Youngstown star. "I get the itch here and there but not enough to go back there.

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Huck returns as a heavyweight Former IBF and WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck had no problems stopping 41-year-old Yakup Saglam on Saturday at the Ballhaus Forum in Munich, Germany. Now campaigning as a heavyweight, Huck dropped Saglam in round four and Saglam's corner threw in the towel.

Nxoshe and Ngamtwini fight to a draw South African flyweight champion Thembelani Nxoshe retained his title when he fought to a 12 round draw against the mandatory challenger Ntlanta Ngamtwini at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon.

Anderson defeats Valentine in Toledo Report and Photos by Bob Ryder. Saturday night at the Seagate Convention Center promoter Vick Green and matchmaker Aaron Rodriguez were able to overcome some late match fallouts to still offer a four bout card to the Glass City boxing faithful that provided some thrills as well as controversy.

Errol Spence: I Would Rather Fight Jessie Vargas Next Than Ugas Yordenis Ugas wants to fight Errol Spence Junior next, but the feeling isn't mutual. Spence said during a post-fight press conference late Saturday night that he would rather fight Jessie Vargas in his next bout than Ugas.

Quigley-Serrano Bout Ends In No-Contest By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill. The scheduled 10-round main event bout between Gerome "GQ" Quigley of Montgomery Village, MD and Raymond "Tito" Serrano of Philadelphia, PA at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD ended in a disappointing no-contest after almost two rounds.

Coyle stops Pastrana in St. Pete By Damon Gonzalez Photos: Scott Foster. Unbeaten middleweight Connor "The Kid" Coyle from Derry, Ireland stopped a game Danny "El Bebo" Pastrana from Orlando, Florida on Saturday night winning the NBA Intercontinental middleweight championship title in front of a sold-out crowd at the Saint Pete Coliseum in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Eddie Hearn Wants Fast-Moving Josh Kelly to Fight in America According to promoter Eddie Hearn, the next step for Josh Kelly could be a fight in the United States. The unbeaten British welterweight prospect improved to 7-0 on Saturday night and recorded his fifth knockout by stopping a battered Kris George following seven rounds in Newcastle, England.

Paddy Barnes To Challenge For WBC Flyweight Belt, Aug 18 In Belfast Barnes will be back between the ropes on August 18, however, and will feature alongside long-time friend Carl Frampton. Frampton, the WBO interim featherweight champion, will headline at Belfast's Windsor Park, exclusively live on BT Sport, when he defends his title against Australia's number five-rated WBO Oriental champion Luke Jackson.

Jamie McDonnell: I'm Going To 126-Pounds, Will Target Big Fights Jamie McDonnell has confirmed that he will return at a higher weight after surrendering his world title. The Doncaster man is set to come back after losing his WBA 'regular' bantamweight crown to Naoya Inoue on May 25 in Tokyo, Japan.

Lewis Benson believes he is taking reasoned risk in Coyle fight Edinburgh's Lewis Benson has decided to take a risk by putting his perfect, 10-0, record on the line later this month when the Commonwealth Games 2014 participant meets fellow undisputed prospect and former Prizefighter: The Welterweights winner Johnny Coyle, who has an 18-0-1 record with two KOs.

Usyk vs. Gassiev To Land in Moscow on July 21, Says RBF Exec The General Secretary of Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, announced at a press conference that the highly anticipated fight between Russia's Murat Gassiev and Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk will take place on July 21 in Moscow at the Olympic Stadium.

Kean Lays Shawinigan Handshake On Brave Braidwood A parting thought on how Kean-Braidwood ended: It was damn confusing. Ultimately, the call to stop the fight was the correct one, as Braidwood was out on his feet.

Joe Joyce Willing To Face Bryant Jennings Next Last Friday night at York Hall, Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce crushed Ivica Bacurin in the first round. Bacurian was a late replacement for Richard Lartey, who withdraw a few days before the contest with Joyce was scheduled.

Hurshid Tojibaev, Two-Time Olympian, is Eager To Go Pro Uzbekistan amateur sensation Hurshid Tojibaev is confident transferring his skills to the professional format will come easily. The 28-year-old enjoyed phenomenal success in the unpaid ranks - competing at two Olympic Games and beating Team GB's Joe Cordina at Rio 2016.

Arum Names Amir Khan as Possible Foe For Terence Crawford Two weeks ago, Terence Crawford made a statement in the welterweight division by dominating and stopping Jeff Horn to capture the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was Crawford's first bout at 147-pounds - after capturing world titles at junior welterweight and lightweight.

Ohara Davies Confident That He Would Beat Maurice Hooker Hackney foghorn Ohara Davies appears to have rekindled his mojo after signing with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren earlier this year. Bull strong and mallet fisted, the incorrigible trash-talker returns to the championship stage at London's O2 Arena on Saturday week in a WBC Silver Super Lightweight challenge to Congo's 21-1 Paul Kamanga.

Vijender Singh Aims To Impress Against Lee Markham, Win Title Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be gunning for his third professional title when he takes on Lee Markham for the Commonwealth super middleweight belt on the 13th of July in London. "I will be competing for my third title on 13 July against Lee.

Errol Spence Continues To Make It Look Easy Being as good as Errol Spence is can be a difficult proposition at times. Spence is undeniably one of the very best fighters on the planet at the moment. Let's suppose, for argument's sake, that his opponent on Saturday, was the 30th best welterweight in the world.

WBC Prez in High Spirits: Canelo-GGG Rematch Can Be a Classic! The president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman, is in very high spirits, because he expects a "boxing classic" when Canelo Alvarez challenges IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in their highly anticipated rematch. A few days ago, a deal was finalized for September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Spence disappointed at knocking out Ocampo in 1st round By Eric Thomas: Errol Spence Junior says he wanted to give the 12,600 fans that came to see him last Saturday night a real show by beating challenger Carlos Ocampo in an exciting show at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Miguel Berchelt Already on Weight, Feels Very Strong For Barros WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel "Alacran" Berchelt is on weight and in great physical form to make the third defense of his world title on Saturday at the Poliforum Zamna in his adopted city of Merida, Yucatan. The event will be broadcast on Azteca throughout Mexico and by ESPN+ in the United States.

Joshua, Hearn taunted by Wilder in video Deontay Wilder has taunted Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua over contract negotiations as the heavyweight unification fight between the two is still to be confirmed.

Yordenis Ugas Wants His World Title Crack at Errol Spence Cuban welterweight contender Yordenis Ugas is hoping to secure his mandatory world title shot at current IBF king Errol Spence. Both fighters were in action on Saturday night in Frisco, Texas. In a non-televised undercard fight, Ugas scored four knockdowns of his amateur rival Jonathan Batista for a dominant stoppage win in the second round.

Dalakian retains WBA flyweight title World Boxing Association flyweight champion Artem Dalakian scored an impressive eighth round KO over challenger Sirichai Thaiyen on Sunday at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. Dalakian, making his first defense, was aggressive and in command the whole way.

Arum Shakes Head at "Bad Blisters on Feet" Claim For Jeff Horn Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has been around the sport for over 50 years - and he's heard countless post-fight excuses in that long stretch of time. It was no surprise to Arum, when Jeff Horn and some of his handlers were unwilling to give full credit to Terence Crawford in the aftermath of their welterweight showdown.

Loeffler says Canelo-GGG won't have Face Off/Gloves are Off program before rematch By Jeff Aranow: Tom Loeffler says middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez won't be meeting for an HBO 'Face Off' or 'Gloves are Off' program before they face each other on September 15 in their rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cut Ruins Quigley - Serrano Showdown Jowett reporting from ringside: Maryland boxer / promoter Tony Jeter returned to action on 6/16/18 after a short hiatus. The show was billed as being in "Laurel", but heaven knows where we really were. The Logsdon Pavilion at Gardens Ice House Arena was out in park land, miles from the town of Laurel, between Baltimore and Washington.

Ranking the Welterweights: Spence, Crawford challenging for top spot I know Thurman, 29, is technically inactive, but he's tentatively slated to return on August 4 and I don't see a great reason to ignore his existence for the purpose of one dude's silly top 10 list. I have him No.

Artem Dalakian Knocks Out Thaiyen in Eight, Retains WBA Belt Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine - World Boxing Association flyweight world champion Artem Dalakian knocked out Sirichai Thaiyen of Thailand in the eight round. Dalakian's power was on full display, as he had Thaiyen down in rounds five, six and eight - and the referee had seen enough and finally waved off the contest.

Artur Beterbiev is Appealing Recent Legal Victory For Michel Karim Renno, the lawyer for IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, has confirmed to the Montreal Journal that his office filed documents to appeal the recent judgment that came down in favor of Canadian promoter Yvon Michel of GYM. Beterbiev has attempting to invalidate his promotional agreement with Michel.

Paul Smith announces retirement By Scott Gilfoid: Former three time world title challenger and former British super middleweight champion Paul Smith has announced his retirement after sitting out of action for a year since his last fight against World Boxing Association 168lb champion Tyron Zeuge last year in June 2017.

Result: Marco Huck scores impressive stoppage win in new heavyweight campaign Former long-reigning WBO cruiserweight champ Marco Huck picked up a stoppage win his in his new campaign as a heavyweight. Last night in Munich, Germany 33 year old Huck stopped Yakup Saglam, 40-4 coming in, in the fourth-round.

Spence: Ocampo didn't have any power, I want Jessie Vargas next By Jeff Aranow: IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Junior already has his sights set on a title defense against Jessie Vargas for his next fight after stopping his IBF mandatory Carlos Ocampo in the 1st round last night at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Myths in boxing - Ring Rust By MH9: Professional boxing opens up the fans to exploitation. The term ring rust refers to an affliction suffered by inactive fighters, but do not be fooled by this myth. Fighters who have had a significant absence from the ring, either from injury, suspension or other reasons.

Chris Byrd: Wilder Can't Take Pressure, Almost Lost To Old Man Former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd is very impressed with the current heavyweight champions, WBC beltholder Deontay Wilder and IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO unified king Anthony Joshua. The two large heavyweights are in position to fight each other in less than a year.

Angel Acosta stops Carlos Buitrago in 12 Puerto Rican puncher Angel Acosta kept both his WBO light flyweight title and his decision-free win record intact with a TKO finish of Nicaragua's Carlos Buitrago last night. Acosta survived some early trouble to break down Buitrago with volume and power en route to a final-round finish, leaving "Chocorroncito" 0-4-1 in world title fights.

Acosta Retains Title In Puerto Rico Angel "Tito" Acosta, 18-1- retained his WBO light flyweight title with 12th round stoppage over challenger Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitrago, 30-4-1- at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on Saturday night.

Louis vs Conn I: When The Pittsburgh Kid Almost Dethroned Joltin' Joe But Louis rose to the challenge. He continued with his body attack, showing great resolve, not to mention firm belief in Sam Langford's old axiom - "Kill the body and the head will die" - and put tremendous pressure on his courageous, though significantly smaller, adversary.

Hearn wants Josh Kelly to fight Brandon Rios or Victor Ortiz next By Tim Royner: Eddie Hearn is targeting former world champions Brandon Rios or Jessie Vargas as two guys that he'd like to match welterweight prospect Josh Kelly for his next fight following his 7th round stoppage victory over Commonwealth welterweight champion Kris George last Saturday night at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, UK.

Tyson Fury easier to beat than David Haye, says Tony Bellew in warning shot TONY BELLEW insists Tyson Fury is “not ready” to fight him and thinks the ex-heavyweight champ would be an easier opponent than David Haye. The Liverpudlian was responding to the Gypsy King’s comme…

Paul Smith Jr announces retirement from boxing Former British super-middleweight champion Paul Smith Jr has announced his retirement on the one-year anniversary of his world title defeat to Tyron Zeuge.

Paul Smith Announces His Retirement From Boxing The oldest of the fighting Smith family, former British super middleweight champion Paul Smith, has announced his retirement from boxing. Exactly one year ago in Germany, Smith lost a twelve round unanimous decision to WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge.

Danny Roman: I'd Like To Unify With Rey Vargas or Isaac Dogboe A sellout crowd of more than 12,600 fans packed Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas - In the televised co-feature, Danny Roman defended his WBA Super Bantamweight World Championship with a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Moises Flores in a 12-round fight that was scored 116-112, 118-110, 120-108.

Elite fighters only for Errol Spence from here on in, please No-body was giving Carlos Ocampo much of a chance going into last night's challenge of IBF welterweight king Errol Spence, and the end result, though perhaps a little surprising in its swiftness, shocked no-one.

Ricky Burns victorious in 50th fight, eyes future big bouts - Yuriorkis Gamboa a possibility? Scotland's Ricky Burns returned to winning ways last night in notching up his 50th pro victory. The former three-weight world titlist stopped Ivan Njegac, who failed to come out for round-five. 35 year old Burns is now 42-7-1 and he is aiming for, amongst other big fights, a return with Anthony Crolla, who outpointed him back in October.

Spence Unimpressed: I Only Did What I Should've Done to Ocampo Errol Spence Junior fulfilled a sanctioning organization's obligation Saturday night. Nothing more, nothing less. That's Spence's perspective on his quick knockout of overmatched mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo.

Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn "Man, I loaned you my title for twelve rounds and you couldn't keep it."-Joe Louis to Billy Conn. "What's the sense of being Irish if you can't be dumb every now and then?"-Billy Conn after being KO'd by Joe Louis.

British 'Contender' Paul Smith Jnr officially retires Losing via a unanimous decision, the 35 year-old's defeat represented the seventh of a 45-fight career, which sprang to prominence on hit US TV show 'The Contender' in 2007.

Photos: Danny Roman Outboxes Moises Flores, Keeps WBA Title Ford Center at The Star, Texas - In the televised co-feature, Danny Roman defended his WBA Super Bantamweight World Championship with a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Moises Flores in a 12-round fight that was scored 116-112, 118-110, 120-108.

Acosta retains WBO 108lb world title WBO light flyweight world champion Angel "Tito" Acosta retained his title with a twelfth round TKO over challenger Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitrago on Saturday night at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

Vasquez KOs Mijares in bitter farewell bout Former world champion Wilfredo "Papito" Vázquez Junior left the overflow Auditorio Centenario crowd in total silence by brutally knocking out former two-division world champion and local idol Cristian "Diamante" Mijares on Saturday night in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico.

Errol Spence Jr keeps IBF welterweight belt after first-round knockout Stopped Carlos Ocampo in the first round Saturday night to retain the IBF welterweight crown. Spence improved to 24-0 with his 11th straight knockout and 21st overall.

Granados: Fortuna Was Looking For an Excuse, Let's Rematch! Ford Center in Frisco, Texas - In the opening bout of the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast, Javier Fortuna suffered an injury while falling through the ropes due to an accidental push in the fourth round and his 140-pound matchup with Adrian Granados was ruled a No Decision.

Photos: Granados vs. Fortuna Ends Early With Freak Accident Ford Center in Frisco, Texas - A 10-round junior welterweight fight between Javier Fortuna and Adrian Granados ended in a no-decision after Fortuna appeared to hit his head while falling backward out of the ring during the fourth round. Fortuna was placed in a neck brace and taken away on a stretcher.

Photos: Errol Spence Crushes Carlos Ocampo in One Round Errol Spence Junior stopped Carlos Ocampo in the first round Saturday night to retain the IBF welterweight crown. Fighting in front of a home crowd at the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility, Spence improved to 24-0 with his 11th straight knockout and 21st overall.

Spence Jr: I want big names By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Noe Gonzalez. IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Junior and his trainer Derrick James spoke to reporters after his first round demolition of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Jose Zepeda stops Carlos Diaz in fifth round Jose Zepeda recovered from a knockdown to stop Carlos Diaz in Round 5 Saturday night at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico. The fight was announced as a WBA lightweight elimination bout, even though Zepeda is only ranked No. 6 by the WBO at 140 pounds.

Photos: Josh Kelly Breaks Down, Stops Kris George Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle - Josh Kelly scored a retirement victory to add to his title tally. The former Team GB Olympian picked up Kris George's Commonwealth welterweight title.

Joshua v Wilder: WBC Champ goads rival as undisputed agreement deadline looms In a weekend when fans held out hope of a contract being delivered and signed by Wilder through Matchroom Boxing for a massive undisputed unification, 'The Bronze Bomber' has labelled Joshua a 'pussycat' - leading to rumors the paperwork may not have been forthcoming.

Fried chicken-eating fighter 'Popeye' Rivera wins in eighth round The reigning UBF All Americas light heavyweight champion, Rivera is arguably the hardest pound-for-pound puncher in New England, if not the entire Northeast. After breaking his last opponent's ankle with the force of his power, the incredibly popular Hartford fighter.

Danny Roman dominates, Fortuna v Granados ends in ring fall farce Both fighters threw more than 1,000 punches, yet it was Roman who was the more effective boxer, connecting on an impressive 42 percent of his power shots. "I was trying to box him. We tried to do a smart fight," Roman said. "We tried to take him out, but unfortunately we couldn't.

Errol Spence eyes Garcia v Porter winner in unification following first round triumph Spence, who was making his second defense as a 147-pound champion, floored Ocampo with a brutal 1-2 body shot combo, the second punch landing flush on the challenger's side and instantly flooring him as the opening round concluded.

Photos: Lewis Ritson Crushes Paul Hyland Jr. in One Round Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle - Lewis Ritson won the British lightweight title outright in sensational style. The 24-year-old took just eight months to win the crown he snatched away from Robbie Barrett last year.

Angel Acosta blasts out Carlos Buitrago in round 12, retains WBO junior flyweight belt Angel Acosta had never before heard the final bell in victory, and on Saturday he made sure that streak stayed alive as he scored a twelfth round technical knockout of Carlos Buitrago in his first defense of the WBO junior flyweight title.

Dalakian and Thaiyen make weight World Boxing Association flyweight champion Artem Dalakian weighed in at 111.4 lbs and challenger Sirichai Thaiyen came in at 110.88 lbs or their bout taking place Sunday at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine.

Errol Spence Jr knocks out Carlos Ocampo to maintain unbeaten record Unbeaten American Errol Spence Jr has retained his IBF welterweight title after knocking out Mexican challenger Carlos Ocampo in the first round.

IBF champ Spence Jr. stops Ocampo in opening round Back in the ring for the first time since stopping former champion Lamont Peterson, IBF welterweight champion Errol "The Truth" Spence stopped challenger Carlos Ocampo in the opening round at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. Saturday night. Spence patiently worked his jab and went to work to the body in the opening stanza.

Photos: Ricky Burns, Gavin McDonnell Get Big Wins in Newcastle Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle - Gavin McDonnell ensured his upward curve continued after securing a clear win. The former WBC super-bantamweight title challenger outpointed Stuart Hall to retain his fringe title. McDonnell produced a career-best performance last time out against Gamal Yafai.

Spence wants Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter winner next By Allan Fox: Errol Spence Junior took care of his IBF mandatory Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night in stopping him in the 1st round, and he then immediately called out the winner of the Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter fight. This is obviously a fight that Spence has wanted for an awfully long time.

Spence obliterates Ocampo - Results Errol Spence Junior defended his IBF Welterweight World Championship with a first-round knockout of previously undefeated mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in a homecoming fight Saturday on SHOWTIME at Ford Center at The Star.

Zepeda KOs Diaz in dramatic fight In a dramatic fight where both fighters visited the canvas, lightweight Jose "Chon" Zepeda scored a fifth round KO over Carlos "Chuko" Diaz on Saturday night on a Zanfer Promotions card at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, BC, Mexico. Diaz dropped Zepeda in round four with a liver shot, but Zepeda managed to survive the round.

Tony Bellew: I'll End Tyson Fury's Comeback Run, No Problem! Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew is very confident that he would end the comeback run of Tyson Fury. Fury returned to the ring last weekend in Manchester, and stopped overmatch opponent Sefer Seferi in four rounds.

Results: Errol Spence destroys Carlos Ocampo in 1st round KO Errol Spence Junior put on a body punching clinic on Saturday night in stopping challenger Carlos Ocampo in the 1st round on Showtime Championship Boxing.

"The Truth" Shines in Dallas IBF welterweight world champion Errol "The Truth" Spence Junior defended his title against his mandatory contender Carlos Ocampo on Saturday from The Ford Center at The Star in Spence's hometown of Dallas, Texas.

Errol Spence Jr. shows off star qualities in one-round vanquish of Carlos Ocampo Now, he needs a truly big fight to show his star power extends outside Dallas. Mike Coppinger is the Senior Writer for RingTV.com. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger.

Spence KO's overmatched Ocampo in 1st round Fighting in his hometown of Dallas, welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. made quick work of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night, knocking him out with a right hand to the body in the first round.

Ocampo: I Got Overconfident at The End, Spence Caught Me Carlos Ocampo, at only 22 years old and a 100-1 underdog, was knocked out in bad fashion in the biggest fight of his career. And that biggest fight only lasted a single round.

Results: Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera defeats Jaime Solorio Rising Hartford folk hero Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera kept his pro record perfect intact, knocking out his tough opponent, Jaime "Zarco" Solorio, in the eighth round to capture the vacant ABF Continental cruiserweight title, last night in the main event on the "Fight Night at The Capital" pro boxing card, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford.

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo - Results By Trevor McIntyre: IBF welterweight champion Errol 'The Truth' Spence Junior made the International Boxing Federation look bad tonight in stopping their IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in the 1st round on Saturday night in a huge mismatch at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Matchroom Newcastle Card Produced Exciting Bouts Ending with Ritson TKO'ing Hyland, Jr., in Round 1 It took just 2 minutes and 43 seconds of the first round for Ritson to stop unbeaten fighter in Paul Hyland Jnr.

Errol Spence scores first round KO of Carlos Ocampo It was a short night of work for IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence in Showtime's main event. Spence came in as the heavy favorite and showed why, stopping Ocampo in the first round by way of body shot knockout.

Javier Fortuna vs. Adrian Granados - Results By Jim Dower: Former super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna was injured after he dove out of the ring tonight in his fight against light welterweight Adrian Granados in the final seconds of round 4, causing the referee to rule it a no contest at The Fortuna at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Spence: A Little Disappointed, Wanted it To Go Until 4th or 5th One of the most highly regarded fighters in the sport, Errol Spence, made quick work of Carlos Ocampo, knocking out the Mexican challenger in the first round Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight title.

Spence annihilates Ocampo in one By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside. IBF welterweight champion Dallas' own Errol Spence showed why he is indeed "The Truth" as he dropped Carlos Ocampo with two vicious body shots, a left and a right, at the end of round 1 that sent Ocampo hunched over on the canvas in excruciating pain.

Danny Roman outclasses Moises Flores in junior featherweight title fight 5-rated junior featherweight. "He came in with the head so I had to watch out for his head and his hands…. We tried to take him out but it became a little difficult." The 28-year-old from Los Angeles wasn't built up by a big promoter.

WBA champ Roman hands Chucky first defeat By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside. In the co-main event at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, WBA super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman went toe to toe with the undefeated challenger Moises "Chucky" Flores, who lost the chance to win the title on the scales coming in heavy.

Javier Fortuna ejected from ring, fight against Adrian Granados ruled no decision Fortuna shook his head, and fought with a sense of urgency, winging several bombs at Granado's head. And then, the fight was over with 10 seconds until the fight would become official. Fortuna was deemed unable to continue, and the Showtime-televised bout was ruled a no decision at 2:50 of Round 4.

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Retires Cristian Mijares With TKO in Three Former world champion Wilfredo 'Papito' Vazquez scored a knockout win over another former champion, Cristian 'Diamante' Mijares, in the third round.

Angel Acosta Stops Carlos Buitrago in Final Round, Retains Title Puerto Rico's Angel "Tito" Acosta retained his junior flyweight crown of the World Boxing Organization by defeating Nicaraguan mandatory challenger Carlos Buitrago by technical knockout in the main event bout of the "La Batalla" card, which was staged at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Andrzej Fonfara stops Ismayl Sillakh - Results By Jeff Aranow: Former two time world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara by a 6th round knockout on Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round fight at the Torwar Sport Hall in Warsaw, Poland. Fonfara, 30, unloaded on the 33-year-old Ukrainian Sillakh with a flurry of shots that led to the referee Leszek Jankowiak stepping in and stopping the fight.

Roman dominates Flores, retains junior featherweight belt Junior featherweight world titlist Danny Roman dominated Moises "Chucky" Flores en route to a lopsided unanimous decision Saturday night on the Errol Spence Jr.-Carlos Ocampo undercard.

Hearn: Canelo-Golovkin Deal Pushes Back Joshua-Wilder Fight Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, explains that the unification with WBC champion Deontay Wilder is going to be pushed back - because of the recent agreement between middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

Malawi's Anisha Basheel claims round one TKO in London to win Commonwealth title Anisha 'The Massacre' Basheel of Malawi needed just 130 seconds to see off the challenge of British opponent, Sam 'SJ' Smith to win the vacant Commonwealth female lightweight title in London on Friday night.

Jose Zepeda Survives To Score Dramatic Knockout of Carlos Diaz In a dramatic fight, Jose "Chon" Zepeda scored an effective knockout at 2:18 of the fifth round over previously undefeated Carlos "Chuko" Diaz in a fight in a fight that saw the entire crowd on their feet at the State Auditorium in Mexicali in a card put together by Zanfer Promotions.

Josh Kelly vs. Kris George - Results By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten welterweight prospect Josh Kelly out-boxed Commonwealth 147 lb. champion Kris George in stopping him after the 7th round on Saturday night in a surprisingly competitive fight at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, UK. George's corner halted the fight.

Errol Spence Wipes Out Carlos Ocampo in One Round Errol Spence Junior barely broke a sweat before his adoring hometown crowd Saturday night. Spence knocked out overmatched mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo with a body shot just before the end of the first round of their scheduled 12-round, 147-pound title fight in Frisco, Texas.

Martin Murray: Saunders faked injury, doesn’t have the balls to fight GGG or Canelo Martin Murray is still fighting next Saturday, when he takes on Roberto Garcia for the WBC silver middleweight title in London, but he's clearly got some pent-up frustration with Billy Joe Saunders, the WBO titleholder who twice pulled out of dates set with Murray.

Tony Bellew says Tyson Fury is not ready for British heavyweight battle Tony Bellew says Tyson Fury is.

Early Results from Dallas By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside. Junior featherweight Fernando Garcia out of the R&R Boxing Club in Dallas, Texas where world champ Errol Spence Junior trains wasted little time dismantling Angel Carvajal of Mexico. Garcia put Caravel against the ropes with some vicious shots and sent him outside the ring with a combination.

Danny Roman Outworks Moises Flores To Retain WBA Title Ford Center at The Star in Frisco - WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman won a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated mandatory challenger Moises Flores. The scores were 116-112, 118-110 and 120-108. Flores, because he was unable to make weight on Friday, was not capable of capturing the world title.

Fonfara stops Sillakh in six In a cruiserweight clash between former world title challengers, Andrzej "The Polish Price" Fonfara scored a sixth round TKO over Ismail "The Black Russian " Sillakh on Saturday night at the Torwar Sport Hall in Warsaw, Poland. A furious barrage of punches by Fanfare prompted a referee's stoppage.

Ricky Burns Wins 50th Fight That being his 50th professional fight ending with a win. Burns was in control from the start against Ivan Njegac tonight in Newcastle and largely dominated the fight for as long as it lasted. Which wasn't very long. Croatian Njegac did not come out for round five and gave Burns the stoppage win which was the 42nd pro win in his career thus far.

Kelly, Ritson, McDonnell, Burns triumph 2016 Olympian Josh Kelly dethroned Commonwealth welterweight beltholder Kris George with a seven round stoppage on Saturday night at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. George's corner pulled their man out before round eight. British lightweight titleholder Lewis Ritson blew away previously unbeaten Paul Hyland Jr in the first round.

Josh Kelly Wins Commonwealth Title Inside The Distance, Opponent Reported To Have Suffered Bad Injury Kelly stopped opponent Kris George in the 7th after George retired at the end of the round. Early on Kelly was less than impressive however, deciding to dance around the ring at points and showboat which allowed George to land some decent shots. Particularly in round 4.

George vs Kelly: Josh Kelly cruises to Commonwealth title win over Kris George in Newcastle Josh Kelly picked up his first major title in style after retiring Commonwealth champion Kris George at the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday.

Result: Josh Kelly wins Commonwealth welterweight title Josh Kelly has won the Commonwealth welterweight title courtesy of a stoppage win over Kris George, who retired at the end of the seventh round on Saturday night. George brought a 14-1 record into the contest, but the Australian struggled to match the hometown fighter during a one-sided fight in the North-East.

Ricky Burns stops Ivan Njegac in his 50th professional fight Ricky Burns celebrates his 50th professional fight with a stoppage win over Ivan Njegac in Newcastle.

Lewis Ritson Destroys Hyland In Round 1 - Boxing Fans All Saying The Same Thing 'The Sandman' could very well be one of the most exciting young fighters in world boxing today. His demolition job tonight of Hyland improved his professional record to 16-0-10KO. The emphatic victory also saw Ritson capture the British title outright after three successful defenses, meaning he gets to hold onto it for good.

Murray: Saunders faked injury to avoid me Martin Murray believes Billy Joe Saunders faked injury to pull out of fighting him on June 23.

Granados, Fortuna Ends in No-Decision After Freak Accident The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco - In a junior welterweight contest, Adrian Granados and former champion Javier Fortuna fought to a four round no-decision. Fortuna came up from 135, while Granados drops down from 147.

Lewis Ritson: Newcastle boxer beats Paul Hyland Jr in first round to win British lightweight title outright Lewis Ritson wins the British lightweight title outright by inflicting a first career defeat on Paul Hyland Jr in devastating fashion.

Granados vs. Fortuna - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Unbeaten welterweight world champion Errol Spence Junior and top-rated contender Carlos Ocampo spoke to media at the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters Thursday as Spence nears his homecoming title defense against his unbeaten challenger this Saturday, June 16 live on SHOWTIME from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco in an event presented by...

George vs Kelly: Lewis Ritson destroys Paul Hyland Jr in opening round to win British belt outright Lewis Ritson ruthlessly stopped Paul Hyland Jr inside one round to win the British title outright on a sensational North East homecoming in Newcastle.

Mike Alvarado added to Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Angulo card on June 30 By Chris Williams: Former WBO light welterweight champion Mike 'Mile High' Alvarez will be fighting journeyman Martin Angel Martinez on June 30 on the undercard of WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez vs Roamer Alexis Angulo on ESPN on Top Rank Boxing at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Logan Paul makes huge KSI fight prediction The pair will clash in Manchester on August 25 to settle their long-running rivalry.

Murray: D ckhead Saunders Hoped For Golovkin, Faked Injury Middleweight contender Martin Murray is still steaming made over the recent fight withdrawal of WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders. The two were initially set to fight on April 14, and then Saunders withdrew with a claimed injury.

Josh Kelly takes out Kris George, wins Commonwealth title With the win, Kelly picked up the Commonwealth title in just his seventh pro outing. In the co-feature, Lewis Ritson destroyed Paul Hyland Junior inside a round to win the Lonsdale belt outright in front of a raucous crowd in Newcastle. The home-town hero came out with a ram-rod of a jab putting Hyland Junior off balance.

Andrzej Fonfara Debuts at Cruiser, Stops Ismayl Sillakh in Six Torwar Sport Hall in Warsaw, Poland - In a crossroads battle, Andrzej "The Polish Price" Fonfara made his presence known in the cruiserweight division, with a sixth round stoppage of Ismayl Sillakh. Fonfara looked good at the higher weight and let loose with a combination of punches in the sixth round to force the intervention of the referee.

KSI vs Logan Paul: When is YouTubers' fight, how can I watch it and how can I get tickets? TWO huge YouTube stars are set to go head-to-head against each other in the boxing ring. KSI – who recently got into the boxing ring for the first time – called out controversial star L…

IBF orders Kubrat Pulev-Jarrell Miller eliminator With Dillian Whyte chose to face Joseph Parker rather than face Kubrat Pulev in an eliminator, the IBF were forced to find "The Cobra" a new dance partner. They settled on #3 Jarrell Miller, who will join Pulev in a June 25th purse bid.

All you need to know about Logan Paul vs KSI boxing fight KSI called out his controversial fellow social media star after his win over Joe Weller in London.

Joe Joyce wins in one Photo: Hayemaker Ringstar - Joe Joyce maintained his undefeated record with a first round knockout of late replacement Ivica Bacurin last night at London's home of boxing The York Hall, Bethnal Green, promoted by Hayemaker Ringstar.

Frank Bruno set to be grandfather twice over as two daughters are both expecting Boxing hero will welcome two new granddaughters when Rachel and Nicola give birth, and the national treasure wants to be as involved as possible.

Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores - CompuBox Historical Review Expect Fireworks… Danny Roman landed a whopping 33.9 of 82.8 punches per round. 30.5 of those landed punches were power shots, as he landed 49.4%. Also, 45% of Roman's landed punches were body shots. Flores can let his hands go as well, landing 25 of 80.4 per round, who landed 35.4% of their power shots vs Flores.

Lewis Ritson blasts out Paul Hyland in one round, claims Lonsdale belt outright Ritson then put Hyland down heavy in the opener and the Irishman never truly recovered as he fought bravely but went down two more times and the referee called an end to the contest, sending the fans into raptures. Gavin McDonnell defended his WBC international super bantamweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Stuart Hall.

Brothers beaten up at Tyson Fury fight reveal how the brawl broke out There was aggression both inside and outside the ring last Saturday night as Fury made his comeback.

Gavin McDonnell decisions Stuart Hall, Charlie Edwards edges closer to Kal Yafai title bout Super-flyweight star Charlie Edwards dismantled Anthony Nelson with three knockdowns on the way to a third-round knockout. The first session was a tentative one, but the bout exploded into life with two knockdowns in the second for Edwards.

Granados vs. Fortuna - CompuBox Historical Review Javier Fortuna is not busy, and is all about the power punch, as 10.4 of his 11.9 landed punches per round are power shots. Adrien Granados threw nearly 20 more punches per round than the 140-lb avg. RED FLAG: opponents landed 43.9% of their power shots, third highest among active championship caliber fighters.

Josh Kelly Stops Kris George, Adds Commonwealth Belt Josh Kelly scored a retirement victory to add to his title tally. The former Team GB Olympian picked up Kris George's Commonwealth welterweight title at the Metro Radio Arena. Kelly is now seven from seven as a pro with six early after the Australian was withdrawn by his corner at the end of the seventh round, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

George vs Kelly: Gavin McDonnell grinds out decision win over Stuart Hall in Newcastle Gavin McDonnell edged closer to another world title shot with a hard-fought victory over Stuart Hall on Saturday night.

Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo - CompuBox Historical Review IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence lands well above the welter avg. in all categories, including body shots. He lands 7.3 per round to the flanks - #3 among CompuBox Categorical Leaders. Opponents land just 9.4 punches per round, and just 7.9 power shots per round.

George vs Kelly: Ricky Burns reaches 50 fights with Newcastle win Ricky Burns reached a momentous 50-fight milestone in the professional game on Saturday with a stoppage victory over Ivan Njegac.

Lewis Ritson Takes Out Hyland Jr. In One, Wins British Outright Lewis Ritson won the British lightweight title outright in sensational style. The 24-year-old took just eight months to win the crown he snatched away from Robbie Barrett last year. Ritson stopped Barrett in Manchester last October and now has it for keeps after three incredible inside-the-distance victories.

Gavin McDonnell Outpoints Stuart Hall, Retains WBC Regional Gavin McDonnell ensured his upward curve continued after securing a clear win. The former WBC super-bantamweight title challenger outpointed Stuart Hall to retain his fringe title. McDonnell produced a career-best performance last time out against Gamal Yafai.

GGG Promoter Explains Why Pressure Is On Canelo In Rematch With More Strict Testing Speaking to SiriusXM Boxing Radio, Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler said there will be a lot of pressure on Canelo second time around:. He added:. The start of the pre-fight media tour is expected in the coming weeks ahead of one of the biggest middleweight showdowns in years.

David Haye Has His Say On Possible Fury vs Bellew Fight David Haye officially retired this week from the sport of boxing and one of the highest praises he received was from none other than Bellew. Speaking to The Sun, Haye said he'd like to see 'The Bomber' in there with Fury:. He continued:.

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Artem Dalakian defends WBA belt versus Sirichai Thaiyen on Sunday Now Dalakian will be making the first defense of his title on home turf in the capital of Ukraine. He will facing a foe with a formidable record in Thaiyen, as the 27 year old stays very active by any standards. Thaiyen is also known as Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep.

Boxer Richard Rivera Pulls Unusual Fried Chicken Stunt At Weigh In Ahead of his cruiserweight bout this weekend against Jaime Solorio, Rivera came in an astonishing 20lbs under weight for the scheduled cruiserweight fight at 200lbs. A task done so easily he decided to start munching some friend chicken on the scales to show off how easy he made the weight:.

June 16, 1983: Duran vs Moore Having abandoned the lightweight division he had dominated for more than seven years, and having established himself as one of the top contenders at welterweight with his one-sided win over Carlos Palomino, Duran traveled north to Montreal to challenge Sugar Ray Leonard.

Terence Crawford Laughs At Errol Spence's Opponent Spence returns to action tonight live on Showtime as he bids to make a second defense of his IBF welterweight title against Ocampo. A lot of talk in recent times has surrounded a possible fight between Crawford and Spence and now that Crawford is a world champion, a unification fight between the two at some point seems like a logical step.

Alvarado, Conceicao included on June undercard Mike Alvarado, Robson Conceicao and Mikaela Mayer will all fight on the undercard of the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN show on June 30.

Dana White Reveals What Happened With Joshua and Hearn's Reaction But White did actually speak with Joshua one to one he's revealed, and, he's also spoken of how his promoter Eddie Hearn was not happy with it. Speaking on the MMA Roasted podcast, White said:. He added:. Well, there you have it.

Ricky Burns secures victory in 50th pro bout on Newcastle bill Both men had their moments in the fight - landing clean blows, but it was the activity of Hatton's charge Haigh which was enough to secure the 59-56 victory, moving to 10-0 in the process.

Charlie Edwards Stops Nelson in Solid Win, Calls Out Kal Yafai Charlie Edwards once again called out Kal Yafai after the best display of his career. The former British super-flyweight and ex-English flyweight king wants a crack at the WBA world champion. Edwards, 25, knocked out Anthony Nelson inside three rounds, exclusively live on Sky Sports, at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

Weights From Hato Bey, Puerto Rico The official weigh in was held Friday for Saturday night's 12-round main event between WBO Light Flyweight Champion Tito Acosta and challenger Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitrago, airing live on PPV from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

Spence Jr, Ocampo And Roman Make Weight But Moises Fails IBF welterweight champion and challenger Carlos Ocampo both weighed in inside the 147lbs limit Friday but Moises Flores failed to make weight for his WBA super bantamweight title challenge against champion Danny Roman in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night.

Errol Spence Jr: I'm the top dog at welterweight By Jim Dower: IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Junior sees it as no point in trying to impress anyone tonight when he defends his title against the unbeaten Carlos Ocampo when they face each other at The Ford in Frisco, Texas.

Danny Roman: Flores is Not Easy, I Don't Overlook Anybody Daniel Roman's career as a prizefighter looked like it was not going to meet expectations after 11 fights. Roman had had a loss, two disappointing defeats, and his career had no specific direction. A career as a gatekeeper may have been in the cards, but Roman was still confident he would one day become a world champion.

Joe Joyce: I'd Love Hughie Fury Fight, Chisora Will Still Dodge Me Heavyweight sensation Joe Joyce maintained his undefeated record with a first round knockout of late replacement Ivica Bacurin last night at London's home of boxing The York Hall, Bethnal Green, promoted by Hayemaker Ringstar.

Ricky Burns Returns, Stops Croatian Foe In 50th Fight Ricky Burns reached the half-century in the paid ranks with a triumph. The Coatbridge man, a former three-weight global ruler, was in action for the first time since last October's defeat to Anthony Crolla.

Dela Torre Aims To Impress on Pacquiao-Matthysse Card FOR the second time in his career, Harmonito dela Torre will be seeing action in a card that will be headlined by eight division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. And just like in his first outing, Dela Torre is bent on putting on a show.

Errol Spence says he'll fight Terence Crawford after he wins 3 titles By Chris Williams: Errol Spence Junior will be fighting his IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo tonight, and he says after that he wants to add two more titles to his collection before he looks to face WBO welterweight champion Terence 'Bud' Crawford in the final unification fight.

Spence vs Ocampo: Live streaming results and round by round coverage Tonight at 9 pm ET on Showtime, Errol Spence Jr returns to make the first defense of his IBF welterweight championship when he takes on mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in Frisco, Texas.

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Sugar Shane Mosley On June 17, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, WBC welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya, from Montebello, California, defended his title against IBF lightweight champion Sugar Shane Mosley, from Lynwood, California, in the first of their two fights.

Mauricio Sulaiman confirms Canelo is in year-round testing, believes Joshua v Wilder will happen It's just a matter of understanding that the world and the real owners of the sport are the fans - just give the fans what they want." Host Randy Gordon then turned his attention to Joshua v Wilder: "Well there's one more fight and we do wanna give the fans what they want, and it involves a WBC belt.

Frank Warren on Hooker-Flanagan Scores, Tyson Fury, Murray TERRY FLANAGAN'S defeat by Maurice Hooker yet again exposed the problem with judging in boxing. The Manchester man was in a very good but, crucially, close fight with Hooker last weekend in his hometown. How British judge Phil Edwards scored it 117-111 for the American is beyond me.

Spence: I'm the top dog IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr., who defends against Carlos Ocampo tonight in Dallas, was asked what message he wants to send to the other top welterweights, such as Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Terrence Crawford. "I've been sending messages," stated Spence.

Boxing Nutrition: Foods to avoid for endurance performance In fact they inhibit the full use of our oxygen pathways - which is why as you speak to athletes and ask them about dairy consumption… they will all tell you that they do not consume any dairy pre or post workouts as it is like eating moderately hard phlegm… and most of all can contribute to elevated triglyceride levels and inflammation.

David Haye says we'll never again see the Tyson Fury who beat Klitschko, wants to see Fury-Bellew fight It seems almost an eternity ago now when, sat together in the Sky Sports studio, heavyweights David Haye and Tyson Fury were hyping up their upcoming fight. It never happened, and then, after a failed second attempt to get the fascinating fight on, it was clear Haye and Fury would never fight.

Happy Birthday to The Greatest Living Fighter - Roberto Duran! Turning 67 years old today is the great, the hugely celebrated Roberto Duran. One of the finest "born fighters" in history, Duran lit up the sport in a major way for years. Arguably the finest living fighter today, Duran did everything his way.

Roman keeps WBA title, win or lose WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman was inside the 122lb weight limit during Friday's weigh in, while #1 challenger Moises Flores came in heavy. Flores originally weighed in at 123.5 lbs. and only managed to shave half a pound during the two-hour allotment given to him.

Ali in Vegas Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavyweight of them all, only fought in Fabulous Las Vegas, for many people the greatest, most glitzy and magical place for the big fights, a veritable handful of times.

Errol Spence: I've Had This Division on Notice Since My First Fight! IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence is planning to do a real job on his mandatory challenger, Carlos Ocampo - who some bookies have pegged as a 100-1 underdog. The Showtime televised contest takes place later tonight from The Ford Center at The Star in Dallas, Texas.

Miguel Berchelt Pumped To Have His Fight Shown on ESPN+ App WBC super featherweight champion Miguel "El Alacrán" Berchelt is in the final stages of his training camp for his third title defense against former featherweight champion Jonathan Barros. The fight takes place on June 23rd and will be televised in México on Azteca.

Ritson vs Hyland Jr: Looking at some of boxing's best father and son combinations As Lewis Ritson, guided by father Dave Ritson, aims to win the British lightweight title outright, we look at some of the best father-son combinations in boxing.

Weights from Hartford, Connecticut The official weights for tonight's "Fight Night at The Capital" pro boxing card, presented by Hartford Boxing Promotions, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, Connecticut. Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera 180 vs.

Granados Expects Tough Fight With Fortuna, Eyes Jose Ramirez Highlighting the undercard of Errol Spence's world title defence against Carlos Ocampo later tonight is Adrian Granados and Javier Fortuna in a potentially explosive match-up to begin proceedings on a Showtime bill. Both men are looking to rebound from loses, Granados to Shawn Porter and Fortuna to Robert Easter back in January.

Weights from Laurel, MD By Gary "Digital" Williams. Here is the scale watch for tonight's Jeter Promotions/GQ Promotions card at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD:. Gerome Quigley 147 vs Raymond Serrano 147.

George vs Kelly: Previewing Josh Kelly and Lewis Ritson's North East homecoming Everything you need to know as Josh Kelly and Lewis Ritson make their much-anticipated ring returns to the North East, live on Sky Sports.

The RANKING ENIGMA of RECENTLY SUSPENDED entrepreneur Joe Fournier December 2016 - Antonio Sanchez TKO5. August 2016 - Francisco Suero TKO1. August 2016 - Johnny Ascencio TKO1. July 2016 - Jose Santos TKO4. June 2016 - Mustapha Stini NC. May 2016 - Bela Juhasz TKO2. February 2016 - Pedro Sencion TKO2. November 2015 - Manuel Regalado TKO1.

Teshigawara halts Kinoshita, keeps WBO AP 118lb belt By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda. Having failed to win the world 115-pound belt from Zolani Tete in 2014 and from Jerwin Ancajas last year, Teiru recently moved up to the 118-pound category and had an ambitious shot at Teshigawara's regional belt at his foe's home turf.

Funai finishes Parrenas, wins WBO AP 115lb belt By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda. You probably don't know an advertisement of a popular Japanese candy named GLICO: one drop twice sweet. Only in Japan. A tripleheader at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday was more than a GLICO drop-three times as enjoyable as a single title show.

Crawford: I've Seen Ocampo On YouTube; Spence for the Kill! Terence Crawford figures Errol Spence Junior could have an even easier time with Carlos Ocampo than Spence predicted Crawford would have when he challenged Jeff Horn a week earlier.

Errol Spence Jr. vs Carlos Ocampo Preview and Prediction Southpaw Errol Spence Junior of Long Island, New York will be defending his IBF World Welterweight Title for the second time this Saturday, June 16th when he faces fellow unbeaten fighter Carlos Ocampo of Mexico. The 12-round bout from Frisco, Texas can be seen live in the USA on Showtime while fans in Canada can catch it on TSN 2 at 11pm ET.

George vs Kelly: Josh Kelly on life in the gym with Ryan Burnett and Michael Conlan As Josh Kelly looks to continue his rise, Sky Sports spoke to the North East star about his fight preparations and a “competitive” gym life alongside Ryan Burnett and Michael Conlan.

Unbeaten Yoshino keeps Japan's 135lb belt By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda. Yoshino, whose amateur mark was 104-20 with 55 stoppages, acquired the national 135-pound belt in his sixth pro bout by halting more experienced Spicy Matsushita last October.

Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo-Hurd, Crawford-Spence, Golovkin By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards. The Daily Bread Mailbag returns with Stephen "Breadman" Edwards tackling such topics as Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence, Jarrett Hurd vs Jermell Charlo, Mikey Garcia vs Robert Easter, Tank Davis vs Jamel Herring and much more.

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - June 16 The World Cup is in full swing leaving networks like TyC without much room for the sweet science this week. That doesn't mean there is no boxing on tap. IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence has some big name opponents out there but first he has to deal with a mandatory in Ocampo.

Cristian Mijares vs Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Preview and Prediction Wilfredo Vazquez Junior of Puerto Rico returns to the ring for the first time since October, 2016 when he takes on Mexican veteran Cristian Mijares in a 10-round lightweight bout in Mexico this Saturday, June 16th.

Ritson vs Hyland Jnr: The Panel plot career path for Josh Kelly Josh Kelly is part of a star-filled welterweight division and The Panel give their verdict on the correct career path for 'Pretty Boy'.

Paddy Barnes Set To Return, August 18 In Belfast Paddy Barnes will return to the ring towards the end of the summer. The former WBO European flyweight champion has been out of action since last November. Barnes will be back between the ropes on August 18, however, and will feature alongside long-time friend Carl Frampton.

Haye: Fury Not The Same Fighter, I'd Like To See Him Face Bellew In December of last year, Tony Bellew promised to end the career of David Haye - and then he also promised to end the career of Tyson Fury. Back on May 5, in their highly anticipated rematch, Bellew blew Haye out in a one-sided contest. Bellew put him down three times for a fifth round stoppage at the O2 Arena in London.

Dereck Chisora And Carlos Takam Clash On Whyte-parker Bill Another 50-50 Heavyweight battle was added to the card today as former World title challengers Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam meet in a must-win match up that will keep the World title hopes stay alive for the winner, but the loser's career at the highest level all but over.

June 30: Mayer, Conceicao, and Alvarado Headline Oklahoma City Undercard Alvarado has turned his career and his life around since personal problems derailed his career, as he's won four consecutive fights. In his last bout, he scored one of 2017's best one-punch knockouts with a third-round KO over Sidney Siqueira on the Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo undercard in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Taylor-postol Fight Week Approaching It's now just over one week until the top two WBC-rated super lightweights - Josh Taylor and former World champ Viktor Postol - face off at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow in their exciting final eliminator contest.

Jose Zepeda-Carlos Diaz junior welterweight clash tops Zanfer Mexicali card Former junior welterweight title challenger Jose Zepeda will square off against unbeaten Carlos Diaz Saturday night. In a rare instance of two ranked fighters under the same promotional banner facing off, the 10-round junior welterweight bout will take place at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico.