Horn vs. Mundine Grudge Match LIVE on ESPN+

Nov 28, 2018

Breakfast and Boxing: Jeff Horn-Anthony Mundine Grudge Match LIVE on ESPN+ Friday
12-round middleweight clash
Stream begins at 3 a.m. ET

The latest edition of Breakfast and Boxing on ESPN+ will be streamed live from Down Under this Friday, as former welterweight world champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn and former two-time super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine will settle a long-simmering Australian grudge match in a 12-rounder from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The ESPN+ stream will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET, with Horn and Mundine expected to enter the ring at approximately 6:30 a.m. ET.

Horn vs. Mundine will be contested at a catchweight of 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds), with Mundine’s WBO Oriental and the vacant WBA Oceania middleweight titles on the line.

Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) burst onto the world boxing scene in 2017 with a year for the ages. In front of more than 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium on a sunny July day, he defeated living legend Manny Pacquiao by close unanimous decision to win the WBO welterweight world title. A former teacher who represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics, Horn defended his title later that year with an 11th-round TKO against Gary Corcoran. Horn’s good fortune finally ran out June 9 in Las Vegas against pound-for-pound elite Terence “Bud” Crawford, who snagged Horn’s belt via dominating ninth-round TKO.

Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs), a 43-year-old former professional Australian rugby player, turned pro in 2000 following a limited amateur career. His professional career has been a fascinating one, as he’s fought as low as super welterweight and as high as cruiserweight. Mundine first captured the WBA super middleweight world title in 2003 with a unanimous decision victory against Antwun Echols, defending the title once before a split decision loss to Manny Siaca. He knocked out countryman Sam Soliman in the ninth round on March 7, 2007 to win the WBA super middleweight world title for second time. Since then, he has taken part in some of Australia’s most high-profile boxing events, including a 2013 TKO win against future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley. Mundine rebounded from a 1-3 skid on Jan. 17, knocking out Tommy Browne in the second round.

In undercard action, Australian welterweight contender Cameron “The Hammer” Hammond (17-1, 9 KOs) will take on Frank Rojas (23-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBA Oceania welterweight title. Australian super featherweight champion Brent Rice (8-0, 2 KOs) will make the second defense of his belt against Liam Wilson (2-0, 2 KOs) in a 10-rounder, and middleweight prospect Ben Mahoney (5-0, 2 KOs) will step up in class versus Adrian Rodriguez (11-1-2, 5 KOs) in a five-round clash.

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3RD ANNUAL WBC WOMEN’S CONVENTION A HUGE SUCCESS IN MANILA!

Nov 27, 2018
3RD ANNUAL WBC WOMEN’S CONVENTION A HUGE SUCCESS IN MANILA! 
(November 26, 2018 – Manila, Philippines): The World Boxing Council along with the Games and Amusement Board of the Philippines, hosted the 3rd Annual WBC Women’s Convention and WBC Asia Summit last week in Manila from November 16-20, 2018. Fighters in attendance included, Former World Champion Alicia Ashley, Former World Champion Martha Salazar, Current WBC World Female Featherweight Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich, WBC Silver Champion Raja Amasheh, Former Champion Mia St, John, Current WBC World Female Super Middleweight Champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn, Current Interim WBC World Female Light Flyweight Champion Kenia Enriquez, Former World Champion Erica Farias, Top Prospect Sulem Urbina, Current WBC World Female Atomweight Champion Fabiana Bytyqi, WBC International Champion Ikymiky Kerwat
 
Chairman of the Games and Amusement Board and International Secretary, Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra along with his team, did an amazing job planning this Combination convention in a matter of 5 weeks. With that short amount of time to plan such a huge event, it turned out to be an amazing experience to all in attendance. Representing the World Boxing Council was WBC Women’s Championship committee Chairperson, Malte Mueller-Michaelis, Co-Chair of WBC Women’s Championship Committee, WBC International Secretary and Chairperson for WBC Cares Jill Diamond, WBC Cares Mexico Chairperson and wife of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Christiane Manzur, Head of Ratings for WBC Women and WBC Cares Secretary, Mo Noor, WBC Silver Chairman, Michael George and WBC Team from Mexico and Los Angeles. The Convention kicked off with an inauguration ceremony where all in attendance dressed in white bringing in all positive energy as Don Jose Sulaiman loved kicking off conventions. The Champions entered the ceremony accompanied by children who later sang the traditional Convention song, “We Are The World” always a song which gives us hope and brings happiness to our hearts. 
 
After the inauguration ceremony, WBC hosted a panel dialogue session starting off with Ring TV’s Cynthia Conte, Top Prospect Sulem Urbina, Beautiful Brawlers, Blanca Gutierrez, WBC Silver Champion Raja Amasheh, WBC’s Jill Diamond, Malte Mueller and Mo Noor. This session brought on a lot of emotions and fighters opened up to the mic to speak out about their experiences in Boxing. A very healthy, well received dialogue by all. Following that night, was the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where many fighters and members of the Boxing Community received awards as well as performances by Filipino Traditional dancers. 
 
The following day, WBC held its first mandatories session for women, led by Malte Mueller, Jill Diamond and Mo Noor. Fighters in attendance got the opportunity to speak up and ask for the fights they feel they deserve. One fighter who stood out was Interim WBC World Female Light Flyweight Champion Kenia Enriquez who says she has been waiting over a year to fight for the absolute title and would like to have the opportunity to fight current Champion Yesenia Gomez. 
 
After mandatories we had WBC’s Mo Noor speak about the Clean Boxing Program which will soon be mandatory for women as well. We also had Brenda Andress Founder of SheIS (sheissport.com) give an inspiring, motivating presentation about women empowerment which left fighters and Boxing community in attendance inspired and anxious to join the SheIs movement. Our last speaker was WBC’s Christiane Manzur, wife of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, who introduced a new program and source of income for all women in Boxing. WBC will provide their first $1,000 of wholesale merchandise which they then sell themselves as official WBC merchandise in their countries to provide extra income. This program is available immediately. Women interested can email laoffice@wbcboxing.com for more information. 
 
Following the meetings WBC Cares visited Father Rocky’s Tuloy sa Don Bosco Street Children Village, this was definitely one of the most memorable moments for all the Champions and those in attendance. The children touched our hearts forever, Champions had tears, smiles and were full of hugs and gifts for the children. WBC Cares donated 100,000 pesos in gifts for the Center as well as gifts for the youth. Father Rocky recently received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for changing the lives of thousands of children for the las thirty five years. Educating then, showing them trades of jobs, but most importantly showing them love and kindness can change the world.
 
That evening WBC held its traditional talent show where we saw amazing skills from fighters and so many in attendance. One fighter who stood out with her amazing voice was WBC World Female Super Middleweight Champion, Franchon Crews-Dezurn who called out World Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter who recently showed his singing skills in Ukraine. Hopefully next year we can have a sing off between the Champions! 
 
On the last day of the convention, we took a trip down to Corregidor Island, a National Shrine in the Philippines where we learned so much history about the Filipinos in World War II. It was a full day of companionship and learning for all. 
 
Lastly that night was the Luau and Awards. A beautiful dinner at the Sofitel Hotel right on the beach, with great music and beautiful words by many, ending in a great Fireworks Show.
 
Overall, this convention showed us all Women in Boxing are making moves forward, gradually but firm. Women empowering other women is what the sport of Boxing needs. Another thing is even if people are from different countries and culture, when we are together for a great cause, we are one family. 
 
I leave you with these words from WBC’s Jill Diamond and we hope to see you all at the next convention.
 
” This inclusive convention was beyond expectations. The graciousness of the Games and Amusement Board and the Philippines won our hearts. This is just the beginning of a long journey and the time is right. It’s about people. All people. And our pledge to rise together, not just for our WBC women athletes, but for all athletes who have earned the privilege of respect and fairness in their lives and careers. They give so much. Now its time for us to give back. ” – Jill Diamond, WBC Women’s Championship Committee Co-Chair, WBC Cares Chairperson, WBC International Secretary
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TITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRY

Nov 27, 2018
TITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRY
 
DERON WINN SHINES WITH UNANTITO ORTIZ KNOCKS OUT CHUCK LIDDELL IN THIRD INSTALLMENT OF HISTORIC RIVALRYIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST TOM LAWLOR IN CO-MAIN EVENT
 
SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2018 AT THE FORUM IN INGLEWOOD, CALIF.
(ABOVE: Tito Ortiz lands a right hand en route to a first-round knockout win 
against Chuck Liddell on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.)
 
Photos Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
INGLEWOOD, CALIF. (Nov. 24, 2018): Tito Ortiz (20-12-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. scored a first-round knockout victory against Chuck Liddell (21-9) of San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the third installment of their historic trilogy in front of 7,839 fans at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Ortiz dropped Liddell with a hard right hand and forced the referee to halt the fight after landing several more unanswered punches at 4:24 of the first round of their light heavyweight battle.
“Woooooo! I want to give a shout out to my son Jacob, who I talked to on the phone – to my son Jesse, Jr. too,” said Tito Ortiz. “I want you to know that dad loves you! I was so happy to get inside the ring. You know how much your dad works. I stopped him [Chuck]! I wanted this test! It just shows you don’t take 8 years off and walk into my cage. Chuck, thank you for taking this fight. You pushed me so hard for all of these years and you made me work hard. I appreciate you. You are a real champ.”
“I wouldn’t have made this comeback if I didn’t feel like I was in great shape,” said Chuck Liddell. “I made a mistake. I got caught. I came to give my best show. There are no excuses. I wanted to give my best performance, but I came up short. I’m going to have to sit back and really think about what’s next.”
 
Light heavyweight Deron Winn (5-0) of Liberty City, Missouri went the distance and defeated Tom Lawlor (10-7) of Fall River, Massachusetts via three-round unanimous decision in the co-main event. Winn won with three scores of 30-27.
“I just want to let LA know – mark your calendars. This is the day you witnessed a star be born. I really wanted to show off my power tonight,” said Deron Winn. “Tom is a vet – he can run his mouth – but he’s a tough fighter. For a guy like me, I knew I had to connect my punches to knock him out. After I landed a couple, I realized I was going to have to rumble with him. Oscar – I’m a free agent man!”
 
Glesion Tibau (30-14) of Coconut Creek, Florida was victorious against Efrain Escudero (28-14) of Temple, Arizona via unanimous decision with three scores of 29-28 in a catchweight battle held at 160 pounds.
“We were fighting one tough guy in there. It was really good matchmaking,” said Glesion Tibau. “In the last round my couch screamed out – go and get that take down! I want to let Oscar De La Hoya know I am here!”
 
Ricardo Palacios (11-1) of Mission, Texas scored a first round KO win against Waleel Watson (13-12) of San Diego, Calif. in a catchweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds. Palacios KO’d Watson at 3:56 of the aforementioned round.
“People don’t know how many obstacles you have to deal with to get to this point. I get all sentimental because some people don’t understand how hard it is to live this life. But I have no excuses – I came to do my job,” said Ricardo Palacios. “I didn’t get a chance to watch any of his [Watson] videos to prepare, I just knew he was a bit lanky. At my gym we have great Southpaws and Muay Thai fighters that helped me get ready. I’m ready to go home and spend time with my three little ones.”
 
James Barnes (11-3) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Albert Morales (7-5-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. by submission via arm bar in the third round with time of 4:09 for a three-round bantamweight fight.
 
“I thought I would finish him earlier honestly – he came at me like an amateur. He was intimidated by me.  I can’t wait to go back to Team Crush to get the next one. I just want to fight the top talent – I want to be tested and pushed to the limit,” said James Barnes.
Jay Silva (11-9) of Huntington Beach, Calif. stopped Oscar Cota (8-2) of Mexicali, Mexico via technical submission at 2:15 of the third round and final round of a bantamweight battle.
“Oscar [Cota] was weak! I just left a massacre inside the cage,” said Jay Silva. “I am so happy with my win – I just want to keep on fighting. I want Oscar De La Hoya to keep putting together MMA fights so that I can keep impressing him.”
 
Fernie Garcia (5-0) of Dallas, Texas scored a first-round submission win against Joe Roye (1-6) of St. Louis, Missouri in a featherweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds. Garcia submitted Roye with a rear naked choke at 2:48 of the aforementioned round.
“It was a short night, as expected. Most of my professional fights have been ending like this,” said Fernie Garcia. “I’ve been training with the best world class team in Texas – Coach Sayif has been working wonders with me. I feel unstoppable.”
 
Francisco Estrada (1-0) of St. Louis, Missouri defeated Jose Huerta (2-3) of Bell Gardens, California by submission via rear naked choke in a catchweight bout originally scheduled for three rounds. The fight was stopped at 2:47 of the second round.
“I got caught in the middle of a little adversity, but I wasn’t really hurt. Honestly, it turns me on being caught in tough situations. I knew I was coming in with a little less experience with it being my pro-debut, but I knew I just had to be patient,” said Francisco Estrada. “I’m reppin’ Fillmore! All I had to do was wait for the right moment to move in with the squeeze.”
Johnny Cisneros (12-6) of Laguna Niguel, Calif. defeated Dave Terrell (7-9) of Las Vegas, Nevada via unanimous decision with three scores of 30-26 in a catchweight bout.
“It is freaking amazing to take home this win! I am extremely humbled and honored to take part in the first-ever MMA card that Golden Boy has put together,” said Johnny Cisneros. “I hope that they choose me to be on their cards in the future. My opponent was HUGE – but I was confident with my training and worked with much bigger guys in the gym in preparation for this.”
Joseph Henle (11-4-1) of Ventura, Calif. stopped Keith Berry (15-14-1) of Temecula, Calif. in the first round by submission via rear naked choke in a catchweight fight originally scheduled for three rounds.
Joshua Jones (8-3) of Long Beach, Calif. defeated Craig Wilkerson (7-5) of Newport Beach, Calif. via unanimous decision in a three-round welterweight fight. Jones won with three scores of 30-26.
The night started with a series of amateur bouts with state titles on the line for each fight.
Noah Christy (5-1) of Huntington Beach, Calif. defeated Casey Smith (4-3) of Costa Mesa, Calif. via unanimous decision with scores of 29-28, 30-26, 30-26 in a three-round middleweight bout.
 
Josh Wang Kim (15-1) of San Diego, Calif. stopped Johnny Robles (7-3) of Downey, Calif. via TKO in the second round with a time of 1:56 in a featherweight bout originally scheduled for three rounds.
 
Mary Almario (4-1) of Stanton, Calif. scored a three-round unanimous decision win against Tyler Schafer (3-2) of San Diego, Calif. All judges scored it 29-28 for Almario in this flyweight bout.
 
John Wang Kim (15-1) of San Diego, Calif. beat Mauro Gutierrez (6-3) of San Clemente, California via split decision in a three-round bantamweight bout. One judge scored the fight 28-29 for Gutierrez, while two others scored it the same for Kim.
 
Julianna Miller (8-0) of Alpine, California defeated Sidney Trillo (2-1) of Anaheim, California via unanimous decision in a three-round strawweight battle with scores of 29-28, 29-28, and 29-27.
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 was a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Fred Loya Insurance, FITE.TV and Casa Mexico Tequila. The fights took place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
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  Dmitry Bivol defeats Jean Pascal   

Nov 27, 2018

 

  Dmitry Bivol defeats Jean Pascal

(Atlantic City, NJ) – Dmitry Bivol of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) defeated former champion Jean Pascal of Montreal, Canada (33-6-1, 20 KOs) in a hard fought unanimous decision to retain his WBA Light Heavyweight Title. Judges scored it 119-109 on two cards and 117-111 on the third.

Early in the fight, Bivol’s powerful right hook found a home, repeatedly hitting Pascal and knocking him too off balance to counter punch. Once Bivol saw he could deliver, he became even more aggressive, delivering punches to the body and leaving Pascal will little to offer.

Pascal’s devoted Canadian fans did their best to cheer on their champion. He found a little success in Round 4 landing a few solid punches, but Bivol remained in control of the fight, continue to win rounds.

Dmitry Bivol delivered impressive power combinations against Jean Pascal. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

The former champion decided to marshal all his energy for one final flurry to start the eighth round. Pascal successfully landed several solid punches including a terrific right counterpunch as Bivol responded. But the clock was ticking and Pascal’s fatigue slowly began to build as Bivol wore him down, but he kept coming forward and trading punches with Bivol, thrilling fans at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City.

As Bivol and Pascal worked toward the final bell, Bivol unleashed one last effort, wobbling but not stopping Pascal. The contest went to the judges’ scorecards, with Bivol winning by scores of 119-109 on two cards, and 117-111 on the third.

“Every time we shoot for a knockout,” said Bivol. “I try to show my boxing skills also. I hope everyone was happy with the fight, and I thank everyone for coming out to watch.
“(Pascal) used his experience and he was powerful in this fight. I used all of my skills to win this fight,” added Bivol.
“Bivol is a great young champion and I take my hat off to him as the top guy at light heavyweight,” said Pascal following the fight. “I was focused and prepared for this challenge, and I gave it my all, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough for me tonight.
“Now I will go back to Montreal with my head held high, enjoy some time with my family, and then after I take some time off I will sit down with (manager) Greg Leon and the rest of my team to see what’s next.”
“I’m ready to fight Alvarez, Kovalev, or Jack,” says Dmitry Bivol.
Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

What does Bivol’s future hold in one of boxing’s most competitive divisions? He has made no secret of wanting to unify the division. “I’m ready to fight (Eleider) Alvarez, (Sergey) Kovalev, or (Badou) Jack. Let’s make the fight,” said Bivol. But he didn’t limit himself to the champions. “Now I’m ready to fight everyone. Either light heavyweight or super middleweight,” said Bivol, who says he can make the 168 pound limit for the right opponent

Murodjon Ahkmadaliev retained his WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Title by ninth round TKO over Isaac Zarate. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

In the co-main event, Murodjon “MJ” Ahkmadaliev of Uzbekistan (5-0, 4 KOs) defeated a determined Issac Zarate of San Pedro, California (16-4-3, 2 KOs) by ninth round TKO, retaining his WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Title.

A decorated amateur and Olympic bronze medal winners now being trained by Joel Diaz, Ahkmadaliev delivers impressive combinations of power punches. He made Zarate eat hard shots to the head and the body round after round from all directions. But Zarate didn’t wobble and kept coming, forcing Ahkmadaliev to keep coming and work hard for the win.

The accumulated punishment from Ahkmadaliev finally convinced referee Eric Dali to step in and stop the fight at 1:17 of the ninth round. Zarate remained on his feet, but was in no position to win and didn’t argue the good call.

“MJ” Ahkmadaliev celebrates his victory. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
“It went almost exactly as we thought it would go,” said Ahkmadaliev. “(Zarate) is a crafty and durable fighter and has a lot of experience. I knew I was to going to go in there and knock him out.
“The game plan was to go to the body and wear him down. I knew I was going to take a lot of punches while doing that and to get the job done. I learned a lot of lessons from Zarate. Now, I only want to fight for belts in the future,” said Ahkmadaliev.
Israil “The Dream” Madrimov had a dream pro debut, beating Vladimir Hernandez by sixth round TKO. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Israil “The Dream” Madrimov of Uzbekistan (1-0, 1 KO) put on an impressive display of power punching  against Vladimir Hernandez of Durango, Mexico (10-3, 6 KOs) to win his professional debut by sixth round TKO. He won many new fans with his flashy. performance.

Madrimov scored a knockdown in Round 3, but Hernandez survived the round. Bleeding from a cut over the right eye, referee Harvey Dock kept a close watch on Hernandez, who continued to hang tough as Madrimov delivered accurate power shots from both right and left. Fans in the Etess Arena crowd came to its feet several times for Madrimov during the exciting action.

Dock finally decided Hernandez was too brave for his own good, and stopped the bout at 1:24 of round six. Madrimov picks up the vacant WBA Regional Super Welterweight title for his efforts.

“It was a debut for the title. The only time it happened in boxing history (before this) was (Vasyl) Lomachenko who fought for a title in his first fight,” said Madrimov. “I’m very pleased. The game plan was to do exactly what I did. I want to make history in boxing, and today was my first step.” Of his opponent Hernandez, Madrimov said, “I wasn’t surprised, we knew he is a very tough guy. When we kill the body, the head will fall.”

Israil Madrimov celebrates his victory. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

A decorated amateur who won the best boxer of the World Series of Boxing in 2017, and a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Olympic Games at middleweight, the 23-year-old Madrimov fought an unusual 10-round bout against a seasoned opponent for his first fight as a pro. Madrimov showed off his gymnastic skills with a roundoff and back somersault to celebrate his win.

Shakhram Giyasov delivered a first round TKO of Miguel Zamudio on Saturday. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan (6-0, 5 KOs) wasted no time introducing himself to his opponent, Miguel Zamudio of Sinaloa, Mexico (41-12-1, 25 KOs), scoring a first round stoppage after two vicious knockdowns to remain undefeated. Referee David Fields called a halt to the bout at 2:41 of the round. Giyasov celebrated with a leap in the ring, and stopped for a selfie with his many fans who came to support him on his way out of the ring. It was Giyasov’s sixth fight of 2018.

“We watched the opponent a lot, we knew he was a serious opponent. He has almost 50 professional fights,” said Giyasov. “But we worked on certain things that worked in this fight. I was glad to defeat such a good and experienced opponent. I’m ready for any fight that is given to me, I’m ready for anything in the next fight.”

Sergiy “The Russian Bear” Kuzmin wins by sixth round TKO against LaRon Mitchell. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
 
Sergiy Kuzmin of St. Petersburg, Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) stopped a determined but overwhelmed LaRon Mitchell of San Francisco, California (16-2, 14 KOs) with a sixth round TKO. The “Russian Bear” retains his WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title with the victory. Kuzmin scored four knockdowns across three different rounds. Mitchell got to his feet and soldiered on every time, but referee Eddie Claudio decided Mitchell had taken enough punishment at 2:37 of the sixth round.
“The fight was great, the fight went very good, as we planned,” said Kuzmin. Kuzmin said of Mitchell, “He was exciting, but he was more surprised by my punches.” Kuzmin says he will rest a little bit, “then get ready for the next fight, go to training camp and train, train, train.”
Logan Yoon of Honolulu scores a fifth round TKO over Hamzah Sempewo of Uganda to remain undefeated. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
In his Atlantic City debut, Logan “Korican Kid” Yoon of Honolulu, Hawaii (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO win over Hamzrah Sempewo of Mulago, Uganda (12-11, 6 KOs) to remain undefeated. The 20-year-old super lightweight knocked Sempewo down twice in the fourth round. After Yoon delivered more punishment, referee Eric Dali called a stop to the fight at 2:39 of the fifth round.
Despite the stoppage, Yoon was a tough grader. “My performance wasn’t the best, I can always do better. But overall, it was OK. I give it a B-minus,” said Yoon. His plans moving forward: “We’re going back to the gym, training hard, and whatever knowledge we get from God, my manager, and my father, and from inside, that’s what we’ll do.”
Karl Dargan scores a first round knockdown of Moises Delgadillo on the road to a unanimous decision win. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Karl “Dynamite” Dargan of Philadelphia (19-1, 9 KOs) notched his second victory since returning to the ring, winning by unanimous decision over Moises Delgadillo of Guadalajara, Mexico (17-18-2, 9 KOs). Scorecards were all 78-73.
Dargan inflicted the first damage with a straight right to the nose of Delgadillo at the end of the first round, scoring a knockdown at the bell. Delgadillo came out for round two and displayed his toughness as the pair continued to circle and trade through the end of their eight round lightweight bout.
Dargan said he’d hoped for a better performance. “My performance, it was OK, but not what I expected. I felt good, but I didn’t perform like I felt. Most important thing, he didn’t win and I did.” Dargan says he will make adjustments for his next fight. “It’s not anything I really have to change. Just things that need to be tuned up,” explained Dargan.
Evgeny Tischenko (right) scores a second round TKO to remain undefeated over Christian Mariscal. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Event
Heavyweight prospect and 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia (3-0, 2 KO) employed a solid body punching attack to lay the foundation for a right hook to the head, stopping Christian Mariscal of Tijuana, Mexico (11-2, 5 KOs) at 1:38 of the second round in the opening bout.
“I’m very pleased, I’m very happy that I had an opportunity to perform on such a big event on HBO Championship Boxing,” said Tishchenko. “One of the last shows, and I am pleased with my performance. I’m hoping to perform many more times here in the United States.”
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DMITRY BIVOL Vence a JEAN PASCAL

Nov 26, 2018

Atlantic City, NJ-Bereavision- Se llevó acabo la pelea de campeonato mundial de boxeo en la categoría de peso semipesado entre DMITRY BIVOL vs JEAN PASCAL.

En el primer round, se vivieron muchas emociones que fue de estudio por parte de los 2 boxeadores. De esta forma comenzó el segundo round BIVOL atacando a su retador por La Corona. PASCAL se defendía caminando por todo el ring, pero VIBOL lanzaba golpes al cuerpo sin ninguna suerte de noquearlo, cansándose. Con mucho esfuerzo PASCAL caminaba para no ser más golpeado y poder mantenerse de pie hasta que un momento de descuido PASCAL le conectó un fuerte derechazo que logró darle un poco de tranquilidad que dejó a su oponente un poco mareado, pero no fue suficiente para tirarlo a la lona. BIVOL se recuperó rápidamente y comenzó de nuevo con más fuerza a atacar a Pascal que al final, la pelea terminó en los 12 rounds donde tuvo que ser decidida por los jueces que determinaron por decision unánime que DMITRY BIVOL se quedaba por tercera vez consecutiva con La Corona de campeonato mundial de la AMB de la categoría peso semipesado.

En esta cartelera también se disputó otro título continental en la categoría de peso pesado, entre SERGEY KUZMIN VS LARON MITCHELL;  donde se vivió una pelea muy disputada durante los asaltos dos y tres. El peleador MITCHELL cayó a la lona en dos ocasiones quedando un poco mal y perdiendo el equilibrio. Pudo recuperarse de los golpes del campeón KUZMIN durante los siguientes dos asaltos pero al llegar al sexto asalto, KUZMIN le dio un gran golpe y envío a MITCHELL a la lona. Así se finalizó este encuentro por knock-out técnico; dejando a Sergey Kuzmin una vez más con el título de campeonato en la categoría de peso pesado.

 

 

 

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CHUCK LIDDELL VS. TITO ORTIZ 3 FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Nov 23, 2018
CHUCK LIDDELL VS. TITO ORTIZ 3 FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
 QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
SATURDAY NOV. 25 AT THE THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM AND 
TELEVISED LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW
ABOVE: Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz face off before the media ahead of their three-round light 
heavyweight fight on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.)
Photos Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 20, 2018)Chuck Liddell (30-8) and Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) hosted their final press conference today at the “Fabulous” Forum  ahead of their three-round main event, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the aforementioned Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
 
Light heavyweight contenders Deron Winn (4-0) of Liberty City, Mo. and Tom Lawlor (10-6) of River Falls, Mass. also participated in the press conference ahead of their three-round co-main attraction.
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the event:
Chuck Liddell, UFC Hall of Famer and Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion:
“You think I’m worried about you, Tito? You think that works when you play mind games with me? It’s going to be a lot of fun. Make sure you watch the fight. Don’t leave. It’s going to end quick. I’m putting him out. I’m putting this guy to sleep.”
Tito Ortiz, UFC Hall of Famer and Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
“I’m very thankful for Oscar for putting this fight together. Thanks to Chuck for accepting the fight. I’m really thankful for Dave Thomas. He’s been a friend of mine for twenty-five years. Thank you for putting this fight together with Chuck. I’ve known what he’s been doing for the last two and a half months. How he hasn’t been sparring. The guys he’s been wrestling with. Everything. So, jokes on you.”
Deron Winn, Light Heavyweight Contender:
 
“I’m excited. I’ve only had four pro fights. He [Lawlor] can convince himself that he is going to do something on Saturday night, but this is my time. His time has passed. This is my time. After Saturday, you’re going to be talking about me. I know a lot of you haven’t heard of me because I really haven’t had the exposure that a lot of these guys had, but I’m ready to shine. And in all reality, I respect Tom. I appreciate him for signing the bout agreement because it’s really hard for a guy like me to get opponents these days.”
“I trained with the best guys in the world. I have some of the best corner men in the world, the best coaches in the world. I’m prepared. This isn’t my first time under the spotlight so be prepared for it.”
Tom Lawlor, Light Heavyweight Contender
“I don’t have a prepared statement, but I’m prepared to make a statement this Saturday evening. I’m happy to be here representing not only myself but Golden Boy as they make this foray into the mixed martial arts world. I’ve been kind of out of work in the past few years. My job on Saturday is to put other people to work. I’m going to put Deron to work. I’m going to put the doctors to work. I’m going to make a statement, and at the end of the night you’ll be talking about me.”
Oscar De La Hoya, CEO & Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions 
 
“I’m really looking forward to our Golden Boy MMA event.  These guys have a history with each other, and it really is a pleasure to promote a trilogy. When you think about Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, you think about pioneers. You think about legends.”
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 is a three-round light heavyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Fred Loya Insurance, FITE.TV and Casa Mexico Tequila. The fights will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The fight will be presented live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 are on sale. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100, $150, $300, $500 and Ringside VIP $1,000. (Limited Number Ringside VIP Available Access To The Forum Club Included) Prices do not include applicable facility fees and service charges, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and also at the Forum Box Office.
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Brenda Flores expondra titulo en Los Angeles

Nov 23, 2018
 
REVANCHA ENTRE LOUISA HAWTON Y BRENDA FLORES
EN LA FUNCION INDISCUTIBLE EL SABADO 8 DE DICIEMBRE
EN EL STUBHUB CENTER DE CARSON, CALIFORNIA
 
Los Angeles, California – La popular boxeadora femenil Louisa ‘Bang Bang Lulu’ Hawton,
(8-2-0, 4 KOs), de Perth, Australia  se volverá a enfrentar a la mexicana Brenda ‘La Bonita’ Flores, (15-4-1, 3 KOs) de Tijuana, Baja, California, México en un combate titular pactado a 10 asaltos que marcará la revancha que se realizará el sábado 8 de diciembre en la función Indiscutible que cobrará vida en el Stubhub Center de Carson, California
El pasado 8 de septiembre en el Forum de Inglewood, Flores conquistó el campeonato mundial de peso Atomo (102 libras) del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) al vencer por puntos a Hawton en un aguerrido combate de principio a fin.
 
La función indiscutible es encabezada por la monarca invicta e indiscutible campeona mundial de peso welter Cecilia Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs) quien se enfrentará a la dos veces retadora a títulos mundiales Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes, (18-4-3, 1 KO), oriunda de Güiliche, Polonia, pero residente de Marshfield, Massachusetts en un duelo pactado a 10 giros por todos los títulos de peso welter.
Los boletos para la función que es una promoción de 360 Boxing Promotions, tienen un costo de $25, $50, $100 y $150 y pueden ser adquiridos en  AXS HERE. El StubHub Center está localizado en el 18400 Avalon Boulevard de Carson, California 90746. Para más información visite la página www.StubHubCenter.com.
También estará en acción el cuatro veces campeón en cuatro diferentes divisiones Román ‘Chocolatito’ González, (47-2, 39 KOs), de Managua, Nicaragua quien se enfrentará al ex campeón mundial Pedro ‘Jibran’ Guevara (32-3-1, 19 KOs) de los Mochis, Sinaloa, México en un duelo pactado a 10 rounds en peso supermosca que será televisado en vivo por HBO en su gustado programa “Boxing After Dark®” comenzando a las 10:20 p.m. Este/Pacífico.
“Estamos muy emocionados con esta revancha entre Louisa Hawton y Brenda Flores, su duelo pasado en la función superfly 3 fue un combate de toma y daca a lo largo de su duración y uno de los más memorables en el área angelina en lo que va del 2018, es una revancha que la gente pidió al término del primer combate y creo que esta función del 8 de diciembre es el lugar perfecto para que se realice, pues la función es encabezada por la mejor boxeadora femenil del mundo”, dijo Tom Loffler de 360 promotions. Las puntuaciones en la primera pelea fueron de 97-93 y 96-94 para Flores y de  97-93 para Hawton, en una pelea en la cual ambas tuvieron muy buenos momentos y se conectaron a placer con ambos puños.
Hawton, quien entrena en Los Angeles bajo la tutela del ex campeón mundial Buddy McGirt ha disputado sus últimas cuatro peleas en Los Angeles, espera una fuerte pelea contra Flores quien es más alta pero no tiene la rapidez de Hawton. El pasado 6 de junio en Hollywood Hawton noqueó en el cuarto asalto a Elvia Treviño en una espectacular actuación.
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Para Flores de 28 años de edad su pelea contra Hawton fue su primera en Estados Unidos, la mexicana ha ganado ocho de sus últimas nueve peleas incluyendo su más reciente el pasado 9 de noviembre en Tijuana en donde venció por decisión a Lucia Hernández Núñez en un combate a seis rounds.
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WBA Middleweight Champion Rob Brant Signs Co-Promotional Agreement with Top Rank

Nov 23, 2018

WBA Middleweight Champion Rob Brant Signs Co-Promotional Agreement with Top Rank

First fight under co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing will be announced shortly

Top Rank has signed WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant to a multi-year co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

Brant, from St. Paul, Minn., defeated then-champion Ryota Murata via unanimous decision on Oct. 20 in Las Vegas, throwing a mind-boggling 1,262 punches. Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) is unbeaten as a middleweight and looking to unify the division.

Brant’s first fight under this new agreement will be announced shortly.

“I am very excited to be a part of one of the oldest and most prestigious promotions in the sport of boxing,” Brant said. “I look forward to reaching my maximum potential and maintaining my status as a world champion under Top Rank. This is a dream come true, and I will not take this opportunity for granted.”

“We are delighted to have entered into a co-promotion agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing to exhibit future fights for middleweight champion Rob Brant,” Arum said. “Rob is a tremendous talent, he comes with very high character, and he will be a future superstar in the United States.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Top Rank,” Cohen said. “They are the gold standard in our business, and with the platform that ESPN provides, Rob Brant will become a household name. We can’t wait to get started.”

“For years, as Rob developed in Minnesota, we always believed he has had the necessary intangibles to become one of the top names in this sport,” said Cory Rapacz, CEO of Rapacz Boxing.  “His performance on Oct. 20 against Murata showed he has world-class talent, and now we’re confident this new partnership with the sport’s biggest platform, Top Rank on ESPN, will give him the opportunity to reach the highest levels of stardom. This is a fantastic deal for everyone involved.”

Brant, a six-year pro, turned pro following a decorated amateur career that included gold medals at the 2009 U.S. National Championships and 2010 National Golden Gloves Championships. A 178-pounder for much of his amateur career, Brant moved down to middleweight when he transitioned to the paid ranks. He won the first 22 bouts of his career before moving up to super middleweight to participate in the World Boxing Super Series, where he lost a unanimous decision to hometown favorite Juergen Braehmer in Schwerin, Germany.

He immediately returned to the more comfortable confines of the middleweight division. In March, he knocked out Colby Courter in the opening round to set up his title challenge versus Murata. Armed with a new trainer in his corner, former light heavyweight world champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Brant put forth a combination punching tour de force, immediately stamping himself as an elite middleweight.

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Canelo vs. Rocky – WBA Super Middleweight  World Championship Fight 

Nov 23, 2018
Canelo vs. Rocky – WBA Super Middleweight 
World Championship Fight 
Live in U.S. Movie Theaters December 15
 
Fathom Events and Golden Boy Promotions Present ‘Canelo vs Rocky’ Title Fight Live on the Big Screen From Madison Square Garden in NYC
DENVER – November 20, 2018 – Fresh off his middleweight victory over Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion
Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) steps up to 168 lbs. to face Rocky Fielding(27-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, December 15. Broadcast live from the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City, boxing fans can catch all the action in their local cinemas as Canelo challenges Rocky for his WBA Super Middleweight World Title in what is certain to be a thrilling 12-round main event.
In the co-main event, middleweight knockout sensation David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) will look to make a second potential Knockout of the Year performance before 2018 ends as he takes on Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round battle.
 
Tickets for “Canelo vs. Rocky” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
The live broadcast of “Canelo vs. Rocky,” presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Fathom Events, is set for Saturday,December 15 at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. MT/ 6 p.m. PT/ 5 p.m. AK/ 4 p.m. HI. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
A 31-year-old native of Liverpool, England, Fielding will be making his U.S. debut as he defends his title against one of the biggest names in boxing. Fielding has only suffered one loss in his career as he worked his way up the division through some of the toughest fighters in the U.K. Fielding’s last fight was in July, a victory over Germany’s Tyron Zeuge to capture the WBA Super Middleweight World Title.
“This is great way to watch Canelo make history as he steps up in weight to win a world title in a third division,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “I’m pleased that fans will be able to watch this event at local cinemas across the nation.”
“With each of his fights broadcast in cinemas, Canelo continues to enthrall boxing fans coast to coast,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO. “We’re pleased to partner once again with Golden Boy, and for the first time with Matchroom and DAZN, to bring this highly-anticipated bout to fans nationwide.”
Canelo vs. Rocky is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing.
Lemieux vs. Johnson is a 12-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN.
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January 18: Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas Heavyweight Battle

Nov 23, 2018

January 18: Bryant Jennings-Oscar Rivas Heavyweight Battle Tops ESPN+ Card at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Live on ESPN+ at 9:30 p.m. ET
Featherweight sensation Shakur Stevenson to make 2019 debut in the co-feature

VERONA, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings is itching for another heavyweight world title shot. The 34-year-old Philadelphia native has won five consecutive bouts, four by knockout, and is intent on making an emphatic statement.

Jennings will put his IBF International and NABO heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF champion Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated featherweight sensation and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson will face an opponent to be determined.

Rivas’ participation in the bout is contingent on him defending his NABF title on Dec. 1 against Fabio Maldonado in Quebec City.

Jennings-Rivas and the Stevenson bout will stream live at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN. The undercard will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), ticket information for this world-class night of boxing will be announced shortly.

“I’ve been in this situation before. This is not a tall order at all,” Jennings said. “The job is to stay focused. I’m going to keep grinding and not take anybody lightly. Talk is cheap.”

‘‘I’ve waited for this opportunity for a very long time,” Rivas said. “Jennings is an excellent boxer. He is a world-class fighter and exactly the kind of challenge I was hoping to face. It is now time to take care of business and step up for the real challenges.’’

“I am ready to begin 2019 where 2018 left off,” Stevenson said. “This will be the year where I take my career to the next level. The fans are going to be in for a treat. It’s my time to shine.”

Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs), a former football, basketball, and track star at North Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin High School, did not pick up a pair of boxing gloves until he was 24 years old. He turned pro following an abbreviated 17-fight amateur career and quickly rose the ranks despite his limited experience. He fought valiantly in a 2015 title shot against Wladimir Klitschko, pushing the future Hall of Famer the distance in front of 17,056 fans at Madison Square Garden. Following a TKO defeat to Luis Ortiz later that year at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Jennings took 20 months off, returning to action in August 2017 under the Top Rank banner.

Since then, he has been one of the busiest heavyweight contenders as he seeks another shot on the world championship stage. In his last bout, Aug. 18 in Atlantic City as the headliner on an ESPN-televised card, Jennings recovered from a fourth-round knockdown to stop longtime contender Alexander Dimitrenko in the ninth.

Rivas (24-0, 17 KOs), a former Colombian amateur standout who now lives in Montreal, has fought all but two of his professional bouts in Canada. A nine-year pro, he transitioned to the paid ranks following a 2007 Pan American Games silver medal and quarterfinal berth at the 2008 Olympics. At 31 years old, the athletic, 240-pound Rivas is in his physical prime. He won the NABF title on Sept. 28, 2017 with a spectacular first-round stoppage against former world title challenger Carl Davis Drummond. In his last outing, May 19 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, he wore down Herve Hubeaux and prevailed via 10-round unanimous decision to retain the NABF title.

Stevenson (9-0, 5 KOs), a proud native of Newark, N.J., authored one of the great United States amateur careers. At the 2016 Olympics, Stevenson earned a silver medal following a controversial 2-1 decision loss to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in the championship match. Using that heartbreak as motivation, Stevenson soon showed why he is considered among the sport’s rising stars. He went 5-0 with three knockouts in 2018, and in his last fight, Oct. 13 on the ESPN-televised undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jose Benavidez Jr. main event, he knocked down Viorel Simion three times en route to a first-round TKO. Simion, 21-2 entering the fight, had never been knocked down as a pro.

Use the hashtag #JenningsRivas to join the conversation on social media.

 

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