17 Aug 2019

Navarrete, Magdaleno win on ESPN, L.A. bout

WBO super bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Navarrete (28-1 24KOs) made the second defense of his world title stopping previously unbeaten Francisco De Vaca (20-1 6KOs) in the third round of their main event from the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California, airing nationally on ESPN. The bout was

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12 Aug 2019

WEEKEND THOUGHTS | VERGIL ORTIZ’S HOMECOMING, OLYMPIAN LOSES PRO DEBUT, SOSA WINS

Vergil Ortiz comes home Vergil Ortiz is one of Golden Boy Promotions best prospects. The welterweight prospect, who now is a contender, moved up to 147 lbs in his last bout stopping Mauricio Herrera before this past Saturday’s bout in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas, in which he stopped

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10 Aug 2019

Jason Sosa stops Rhodes, Adan Gonzales upsets 2x Gold Medalist Ramirez

Former super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) scored a seven-round technical knockout of Haskell Lydell Rhodes (27-4-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Sosa dropped Rhodes twice in round five with many believing the fight would end there, but Rhodes survived into

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10 Aug 2019

Vergil Ortiz stops Antonio Orozco, Franco-Negrete Draw, Again

Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr scored a sixth-round KO over Antonio Orozco on Saturday night at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. The fight was close, Ortiz was the aggressor early, but Orozco, known for good pressure began to push back Ortiz. In the sixth round, Orozco was dealt heavy

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06 Aug 2019

RANT: Can we talk about the fights, not the business of boxing?

The business of boxing is boring and depressing.  I tune into boxing weekly, to see fights, I get the storyline aspects of the sport, but it feels that nowadays most content I read about boxing is speculation around rumors, none of which have been confirmed to be fact, but are

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06 Aug 2019

WBO orders Jose Ramirez vs Jack Catterall

Unified WBO and WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez already appears to have a new bout in works after his win over Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker last month, as the WBO ordered a mandatory title defense against Jack Catterall (24-0 13KOs), which will need to come to terms within

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06 Aug 2019

Next up, Jason Sosa, the new main event in Philly this weekend

What a weird week for Top Rank.  Carl Frampton, a former featherweight world champion, who had two fantastic bouts with Leo Santa Cruz, suffered broken bones from a freak injury in the hotel lobby while having coffee on fight week, Monday to be exact. One man’s loss is another’s gain,

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02 Aug 2019

Malikai Johnson beats Ivan Vergara, Borshchev beats Chavez

Unbeaten featherweight Malikai Johnson (5-0-1 3KOs) of Sacramento, Ca picked up the biggest win of his career defeating two-time national champion Ivan Vergara (8-1 2KOs) of Fairfield, Ca. The bout was scored 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56 all for Malikai Johnson. This was the main event from the DoubleTree Hotel in

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02 Aug 2019

Oshae Jones brings home gold at Pan-Am Games, a slew medal

Only one member of U.S.A. Boxing is coming home with gold at that is Oshae Jones, the first-ever women’s welterweight Pan-American gold medalist, as she defeated Myriam DaSilva of Canada with all five judges being in agreement in the 2019 Pan-American Games taking place in Lima, Peru. Jones now becomes

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01 Aug 2019

Malikai Johnson, Ivan Vergara make weight for Sacramento clash

Undefeated featherweights Ivan Vergara and Malikai Johnson will do battle tomorrow night, 7:30 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento, Ca. The bout is a rematch of Vergara’s second to last amateur bout in which he beat Johnson, but a lot has changed since. Weights below Malikai Johnson 126 vs.

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