03 Jan 2019

Top Rank signs Jeremy Adorno and Sonny Castro

Top Rank is proud to announce it has signed two of the East Coast’s brightest amateur stars — Puerto Rican-born super bantamweight Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno and South Philadelphia-born heavyweight Sonny Conto — to multi-year contracts. Conto and Adorno will make their professional debuts in four-round bouts Friday, Feb. 8

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02 Jan 2019

2018 Northern California Fight of the Year: Ryan Bourland vs. Jose Hernandez II

In a rematch of their bout earlier this year in which Jose Hernandez picked up the decision over the hometown Bourland for the regional light heavyweight GBO title, Bourland made his last fight before retirement a good one. In a close and competitive bout, that saw both men have their

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01 Jan 2019

Jose Ramirez vs Jose Zepeda Undercard for Sunday, February 10th | FRESNO

Before 2012 U.S. Olympian and WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez does battle against Jose Zepeda, who is trained by his former coach Freddie Roach, February 10th at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Ca broadcast worldwide by ESPN and ESPN+, the night will be filled with action from the

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01 Jan 2019

2019 Boxing Trainer of the Year: Sean O’Hagan

Sean O’Hagan, the father of Josh Warrington, took Warrington on a terrific year, having his son pull off two upsets defeated heavily acclaimed Lee Selby as well as former world champion Carl Frampton. O’Hagan, who is not a household name is deserving of this as he took a fighter who

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01 Jan 2019

Northern (and Central) California Fighter of the Year: Jose Ramirez

With the retirement of Andre Ward, the biggest fights in California taking place in Northern and Central California take place with WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez. Ramirez, who has spent the majority of his career fighting in Fresno, CA, a short drive from his hometown of Avenal, Ca,

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01 Jan 2019

2018 Fight of the Year: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares

A lot of fight of the year contenders or winners I have noticed have been bouts in which both fighters make critical mistakes and both have to fight back with a pension of heart after a physical or cognitive impairment forcing them out of their comfort zone. Well, this is a

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31 Dec 2018

2018 Boxer of the Year: Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk stands in rarified air as he did something that has only been done by only Terence Crawford at super lightweight in recent years as he unified his cruiserweight world title winning all four major belts over the course of the year fighting in opponent’s backyards. This intro can

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22 Dec 2018

Jermall Charlo barely gets by Matt Korobov

WBC interim middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (28-0 21KOs) needed all that he could muster to get by decorated amateur Matt Korobov in the main event of PBC on FOX’s brand new broadcast deal taking place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Charlo walked into Matt Korobov’s left

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22 Dec 2018

AND THE NEW! Tony Harrison upsets Jermell Charlo

AND THE NEW! Super welterweight Tony Harrison (28-2 21KOs) lived up to his Kronk pedigree as the Detroit native dethroned former world champion Jermell Charlo (31-1 15KOs) by way of a 12-round decision in the co-main event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Harrison refused to stand and

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22 Dec 2018

Dillian Whyte stops Derick Chisora in 11 rounds

In a rematch of a fight of the year contender in 2016, Heavyweight Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round knockout over Dereck “Delboy” Chisora (29-9, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. The bout was a proper slugfest,

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