24 May 2019

Jose Pedraza looks to do what Felix Verdejo couldn’t, tomorrow on ESPN

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian and two-division world champion Jose Pedraza seem to have been in the shadow of 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo, for his whole career, but this Saturday in Florida, Pedraza looks to add a bit more distance between himself and fellow countryman, Verdejo. Pedraza is fighting

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23 May 2019

Devin Haney debuts on DAZN on Saturday

Devin Haney is one of those special fighters that don’t come around often. We have a few of them right now, but no need to list them in this piece. Haney is a young, 20-year-old, beating up most people he spars in the gym with clips of these beatdowns ending

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15 May 2019

Andy Vences vs. Albert Bell set for June 8th in Reno, Nevada

One of the marquee fights ahead of the June 8th stacked card from Reno, Nevada topped by WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez versus Jason Sanchez has added some more Northern California talent to the bouts taking place at the Reno Convention Center. Though it was announced last week that

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15 May 2019

Deontay Wilder, and when do words go too far to sell a fight?

Deontay Wilder essentially brought to light a philosophical question in terms of boxing viewership with his recent comments linked below – that made the viewer of boxing have to question; how much violence in boxing is too much? For those that didn’t see Wilder’s media workout at Gleason’s Gym in

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09 May 2019

Oscar Valdez vs Jason Sanchez headlines Reno on June 8th

Boxing’s preeminent action superhero, Oscar Valdez, will make the sixth defense of his WBO featherweight world title Saturday, June 8 against the upset-minded Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Valdez-Sanchez and the 10-round light heavyweight showdown between title-hungry contenders Sullivan Barrera and Michael Seals will be televised

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09 May 2019

Weights from Sacramento, Ca card

Tomorrow, Friday, May 10th, from the DoubleTree in Sacramento, Ca, Uppercut Promotions returns with a card featuring local unsigned talent. First fight is at 7:30. Below are the weights. Mike Guy 168 vs. Marco Delgado 168David Melgoza 148 vs. Federico Malespina 147Ivan Vergara 129 vs. Guadalupe Arroyo 132Anthony Hernandez 166

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09 May 2019

Why this Saturday we find out how good Emmanuel Navarrete is?

WBO super bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Navarrete (26-1 22KOs) was largely unknown last December, somewhat assumed by most to be a stay busy fight for then-champion Isaac Dogboe (20-1 14KOs), who seemed to have star written all over him. No one informed Navarrete though. Navarrete soundly outboxed Dogboe, who looked

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09 May 2019

WBA orders Daniel Roman vs. Murodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev

The World Boxing Association has ordered their super bantamweight champion, Daniel Roman, to make a mandatory title defense against Murodjon Akhmadaliev in his next bout, which could be Roman’s toughest task of his young career. Roman coming off the biggest win of his career, unifying two of the world titles

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07 May 2019

Unbeaten Ruben Torres, George Acosta battle Friday night

Though it is uncommon in boxing, since a loss in boxing can be so damaging, that is not the case on the Thompson Boxing undercard on the May 10th Friday night’s ShoBox: The Next Generation prelim bouts before television as unbeaten Ruben Torres will face undefeated George Acosta in a

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30 Apr 2019

Gabe Flores Jr’s Stockton homecoming, years in the making

Blue-chip lightweight prospect Gabriel Flores Jr. was one of the best amateurs in America, before signing a lucrative contract with boxing promoter Top Rank Inc, when he was sixteen years old. Since a young fighter, Flores Jr. has wanted to fight at the new arena in Stockton, California, the Stockton

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