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Referee Weeks stopped the bout to protect Juarez – Dogboe
GhanaWeb, 09 Jan 2018
WBO top fighter Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) believes referee Tony Weeks stopped the bout in the fifth round against his opponent Cesar Juarez to prevent excessive damage on the Mexican’s face in the fight which took place on Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
According to Dogboe, Read Full Story >>>
Golovkin v Canelo 2: Deadline for announcement fast approaching
World Boxing News, 09 Jan 2018
It was January 13th of 2017 when Canelo announced to the world his intention to face compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena on Cinco de Mayo, a fight the two-weight world champion eventually won comfortably on points.
With just a few days to go until that date comes around again, Read Full Story >>>
Retirement looms for ring legend Roy Jones Jr
By Steve Wellings, RingNews24, 09 Jan 2018
Fight fans have been asking the question for a while now: when will ring legend Roy Jones Jr finally retire? Far removed from his peak and with a rapidly diminishing skill set, Jones has been flirting with hanging up the gloves for a while but just cannot make the leap and put his amazing career to Read Full Story >>>
The Past Week in Action 7 January 2018
By Eric Armit, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Jan 2018
Isaac Dogboe wins.
Copenhagen, Denmark: Super Middle: Lolenga Mock (42-14-1) W PTS 10 Dmitri Chudinov (20-2-2). Light Heavy: John Madsen (12-0) W PTS 10 Andreas Lynggaard (5-1). Light Heavy: Sv Read Full Story >>>
Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Castro/Santiago vie for Title, Showdown in Texas
By Don Smith, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Jan 2018
Boxing Fans, Iron Boy Promotions has finalized arrangements to present Arizona bantamweights Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (21-5-1-8 knockouts) vs. Carlos Castro (19-0-8 knockouts) on Saturday 2/24 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. At stake is the vacant USNBC WBC Bantamweight title. In additio Read Full Story >>>
GONZALEZ TRAINS VERY HARD FOR ANCAJAS; JUAREZ LOSES TO DOGBOE BY TKO
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Jan 2018
Mexico's Israel Gonzalez is training very hard to prepare himself to grab the most important triumph of his career when he challenges Jerwin Ancajas for the International Boxing Federation (IBF).super flyweight title on Read Full Story >>>
2018’s Wish List—A Rough Draft
By Marc Livitz, Boxing.com, 08 Jan 2018
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has had his time. No more from him unless he’d like to come back and fight the cream of the crop of the welterweight division…
We now find ourselves one full week into 2018 and as we look towards the boxing horizon, there’s at least a bit of anticipation for the year’s first Read Full Story >>>
Sheridan: Horn Has a Shot, But Crawford is a Real Tough Road
BoxingScene.com, 08 Jan 2018
Hall of Fame boxing commentator, Bob Sheridan, believes WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) has a shot to upset Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) - if and when they get in the ring with each other.
However, Sheridan admits the likelihood of that happening is a very big long shot.
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Confirmed: Joshua v Parker UK meeting set to secure unification
World Boxing News, 08 Jan 2018
WBN has been informed Duco boss David Higgins has flown to London for a meeting with Eddie Hearn to trash out final terms on a unification between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.
The pair have long been linked to a spring encounter for a clutch of world heavyweight title belts, and after severa Read Full Story >>>
WORLD RATED JASON MOLONEY FACES FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER FEBRUARY 24
PhilBoxing.com, 08 Jan 2018
In his first title defence of 2018, WBA #9, WBO #8, IBF #13, WBC #18 Bantamweight & undefeated Australian boxer Jason “The Smooth One” Moloney 15 -0 (12 KOs) gears up for the biggest fight of his career February 24 at St Read Full Story >>>
GGG-Canelo Alvarez rematch tops wish list of fights for 2018
By Santos A. Perez, The Miami Herald, 08 Jan 2018
The New Year means another opportunity for boxing fans to become imaginary matchmakers.
Some of the imagined and talked-about fights will occur, thanks to fighters being linked to the same promoter or managerial entity. Bouts also become easier to finalize when fighters are showcased on the same Read Full Story >>>
Unknown PH pug guns for title
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 08 Jan 2018
Ernesto Saulong gets the chance to become one of the boys on March 1 when he battles defending champion Ryosuke Iwasa of Japan for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-bantamweight crown in Tokyo.
A complete unknown, Saulong, a right-hander is reporting for training camp in Magallanes, Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: The only massive paycheck left for Conor McGregor
World Boxing News, 08 Jan 2018
One-time boxer Conor McGregor continues to be the subject of UFC comeback avoidance as dangerous fights against Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov lie in wait for the current lightweight champion upon his return.
‘The Notorious’ is blaming a lack of monetary incentive, on the back of making ov Read Full Story >>>
Lucas Matthysse is training in Indio for his big moment
By Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun, 08 Jan 2018
Former Argentine world champion Sergio Martinez first gave countryman Lucas Matthysse his nickname, “The Machine,” which has proven to be a perfect fit for a boxer who is relentless in the ring and rarely made tactical mistakes.
Matthysse has always been somewhat of a destroyer with devastating k Read Full Story >>>
8 Of The Worst Injuries In Boxing
By Lee Skavydis, RingNews24, 08 Jan 2018
Injuries in boxing are part and parcel of the fight game. It is of no real surprise to either the fighter or the audience when something physically goes wrong as a fight progresses. However, there have been several notable exceptions when constant bodily abuse in the ring takes it’s toll either afte Read Full Story >>>
Romero Duno matched with 'perfect opponent' on Linares-Gesta card
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 08 Jan 2018
MANILA, Philippines – Romero Duno stands a pretty high chance of an eye-catching victory in his next fight when he faces Yardley Suarez on January 27 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
That’s what Duno’s promoter Jim Claude Manangquil feels about the 8-round scheduled matchup set for the Jorg Read Full Story >>>
Cesar Juarez blames ref Tony Weeks for defeat after Dogboe KOs him in five
GhanaWeb, 08 Jan 2018
While Ghanaians bask in the glow of Isaac Dogboe's victory against Cesar Juarez on Saturday night, the Mexican feels he was not given a fair chance.
After being dropped in the fifth round - following an initial second round downer from Dogboe - Juarez was surprised when referee Tony Weeks stoppe Read Full Story >>>
Schaefer: Garcia vs. Lomachenko Needs To Build - It Will Be Huge!
BoxingScene.com, 08 Jan 2018
Promoter Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports believes the potential showdown between Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) and Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) needs at least another year or so to properly build into a huge match.
At some point this year, both Garcia and Lomachenko could find themselves fig Read Full Story >>>
HORN'S WIN OVER PACQUIAO IS THE FORBES.COM'S BOXING UPSET OF THE YEAR
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Jan 2018
Jeff Horn's victory over Manny Pacquiao is 2017 Boxing Upset Of The Year by Forbes.com as told by Peter Kahn. On April 17 he wrote why he felt Pacquiao shouldn't underestimate Jeff Horn. Kahn said he was one of the few people wri Read Full Story >>>
Claressa Shields: “The difference with Lomachenko’s path, he has one loss on his record and I don’t. I’m going to stay undefeated”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 07 Jan 2018
The first significant fight card of 2018 features two time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields, defending her WBC & IBF super middleweight title belts against undefeated contender, Tori Nelson. The event takes place at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York and will also feature woman’s mi Read Full Story >>>