31 Dec 2022

Kazuto Ioka and Joshua Franco fight to majority draw in Japan

WBO Super Flyweight Champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2-1, 15 KOs) and WBA Champion Joshua Franco (18-1-3, 8 KOs) met early this morning in a unification bout at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. This was the last major title fight in 2022, and the fight certainly delivered. Franco started out

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29 Dec 2022

2022 Club Show Fight Of The Year: Sam Gilley vs Drew Brown

Club Boxing Show Fight Of The Year 2022 Winner: Sam Gilley vs Drew Brown 2021 Winner: Paul Kroll vs Mark Dawson Jr. Sam Gilley vs. Drew Brown – If you missed this fight go watch. It might not be a technical marvel, but both fighters show heart and gave it all

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28 Dec 2022

2022 Club Fighter of the Year: Katsuma Akitsugi

2022 Club Fighter of the Year: Katsuma Akitsugi No previous award given.  We ran a feature on Katsuma Akitsugi a while back. Akitsugi has faced a slew of undefeated fighters, all from the b-side (the wrong corner, the corner that is supposed to lose), and all on short notice.  Whether

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27 Dec 2022

Appreciating Thompson Boxing

Meet Thompson Boxing, a local family-run outfit, headed by Mr. Ken Thompson, his right-hand man Alex Camponovo, and their hard-working staff who have created a boxing promotion that presents incredible opportunities.  They’ve been in operation for over 20 years and are remarkable in what they do. For those unaware, Thompson

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27 Dec 2022

Cesar Francis Returns To ProBox on January 25th

Brooklyn’s rising star Cesar Francis is ready for his ring return on Wednesday, January 25 in Tampa, Florida, as he headlines the inaugural ProBox TV’s Future Stars Series. Francis is coming off the back of a breakout year in 2022, featuring consistently on ProBox TV, defeating former world champions Mohammed

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27 Dec 2022

2022 Boxing Manager of the Year: Rick Mirigian

Mirigian is involved in seemingly most of if not all of the major fights in California this year, and has a slew of world-class fighters, most notably at 140 lbs., in which he manages Jose Ramirez, Jose Zepeda, and Arnold Barboza Jr.  How he won, quite simply – he did

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26 Dec 2022

Wrapping Up 2022: Ioka vs Franco Preview

There is one more major boxing event in the year 2022, and it will take place on New Year’s Eve at the Ota-City Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. At stake is the unified super flyweight title, with WBO Champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2, 15 KOs) squaring off against WBA Champion Joshua Franco

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26 Dec 2022

2022 Men’s Amateur Boxer of the Year: Rahim Gonzales

Rahim Gonzales  2021 Winner: Jahmal Harvey A fairly obvious pick as he went undefeated this year winning international gold medals as well. Gonzales and Jahmal Harvey feel like the best offerings that USA Boxing has at the world level, and Gonzales work ethic is second-to-none. Gonzales is a student of

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25 Dec 2022

2022 Women’s Boxer of the Year: Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor

2022 Winner: Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor 2021 Winner: Seniesa Estrada Katie Taylor – The most profitable, and marquee fighter of her era, put forth a masterpiece as she fought Amanda Serrano in a modern classic we awarded fight of the year. This was the crowning achievement of Katie Taylor’s

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24 Dec 2022

Jermell Charlo breaks hand in training, Tszyu fight postponed

Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) will unfortunately have to wait a bit before he makes his first defense of his undisputed title. He suffered a broken hand during a sparring session this week in Houston, and today it was announced that his fight vs #1 rated WBO contender

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