17 Jan 2019

Dmitry Bivol to face Joe Smith Jr. on DAZN

Dmitry Bivol and World of Boxing have signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and the Russian will defend his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title against Joe Smith Jr live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Bivol makes the fifth defense of his belt against Smith

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17 Jan 2019

Rob Brant’s first title defense set for Feb. 15th in Minnesota

Rob “Bravo” Brant upset the odds to win a world title. For title defense number one, he’s returning to his favorite stomping grounds. Brant, a native of St. Paul, Minn., will defend his WBA middleweight title against the unbeaten Khasan Baysangurov on Friday, Feb. 15 at Grand Casino Hinckley. Brant, who

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17 Jan 2019

Ray Beltran vs Hiroki Okada set for Ramirez-Zepeda co-main Feb.10th

Ray Beltran’s road back to title contention begins Sunday, Feb. 10. The former lightweight world champion will face the unbeaten Hiroki Okada in a 10-round super lightweight fight as the co-feature to the Jose Ramirez-Jose Zepeda super lightweight championship bout at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Ramirez-Zepeda and

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17 Jan 2019

Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs set for May 4th

Boxing’s biggest star will take a step closer to becoming undisputed champion as Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) defends his WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Titles in a 12-round unification fight against IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) during the celebratory weekend of Cinco de Mayo. The champion-vs.-champion

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17 Jan 2019

Staying Active: Demetrius Andrade’s quest for a big fight

Demetrius Andrade might rival only Guillermo Rigondeaux for the saddest career in boxing for being one of the best fighters in the world. Andrade is simply put one of the best in terms of skills, he is top five in the world, but sadly his resume for one reason or

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15 Jan 2019

Devin Haney: A Star in Waiting

Most young fighters think about ticket sales as it dominants the boxing industry and often gives young fighters the shot at a big opportunity, but for 20-year-old Devin Haney of Oakland, California, he had a different plan, to use the newly formed smartphone technology and apps that went with the

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13 Jan 2019

Caleb Plant wins IBF World title over Uzcategui

From the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) made a childhood dream come true as he picked up twelve round unanimous decision over Jose Uzcategui (28-3, 23 KOs) to capture the IBF super middleweight title from the former champion Uzcategui, in the first fight of

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03 Jan 2019

Prospect of the Year (under 10 fights) Chris Colbert

Chris Colbert is a unique fighter in the sense that he has fought at least three step-up bouts before he has had ten professional fights. The New York native who came off immature in the Jay Bulger doc “Counterpunch”, has done a feat not a lot of fighters prior to

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03 Jan 2019

2018 Prospect of the Year: Maxim Dadashev

Not a lot of casual fans might know who Maxim Dadashev is, but the 28-year-old Russian is quietly amassing an impressive resume and with Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney already advanced the prospect point, we figured we’d give this award to someone very deserving and hardly ever talked about in

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03 Jan 2019

2018 Knockout of the Year: Naoya Inoue KOs Payano

[THIS VIDEO WAS NOT UPLOADED BY US, BUT IS ON YOUTUBE AND LINKED TO THE EXACT VIDEO ON ANOTHER SITE.] “The Monster” Naoya Inoue is already a top 5 pound-for-pound fighter, but the sense is that once he comes to North America it is only a matter of time before

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