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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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

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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14 Dec 2018

Zurdo Ramirez defends title beats Jesse Hart in the rematch

WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez made the fifth title defense of his world title beating Jesse “Hard Work” Hart in a competitive, but dominant win in front of a packed house at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The first round saw both fighters feeling

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14 Dec 2018

Arnold Barboza Jr wins on ESPN+, calls out Jose Ramirez

Super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. beat Manuel Lopez soundly winning every round in a ten round bout that saw him pick up the vacant NABF Junior Super Lightweight title. “I worked on everything” Barboza Jr. said after the fight. Barboza would further elaborate that he fought all types of fighters in the

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07 Dec 2018

Demetrius Andrade arrested with gun in Rhode Island

  Reports surfaced yesterday at 4 PM from a report in the Providence Journal, three-time world champion in two weight divisions and current WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade was arrested Thursday after Providence police caught the world champion with an unregistered gun at 2:30 AM in the morning. Andrade told officers

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06 Dec 2018

Claressa Shields, the forgotten pound-for-pound fighter

Claressa Shields is the pound-for-pound fighter that doesn’t get mentioned amongst pound-for-pound fighter based on her gender, rightfully or wrongly, as some writers feel uncomfortable adding a female fighter to an all male pound-for-pound list. Shields, a 2012 and 2016 women’s Olympic gold medalist, has seen her stature as a

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29 Nov 2018

Juan Francisco Estrada set to face Mendez on December 8th

With Roman Gonzalez no longer fighting on December 8th’s final HBO telecast due to a knee injury, former world champion Juan Francisco Estrada has entered the mix. Estrada (37-3, 25 KO) will face Victor Mendez (28-3-2, 20 KO) as Gonzalez’s original opponent of Pedro Guevara, will now no longer have a dancing partner.

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29 Nov 2018

Gabe Flores Jr. returns December 14th in Texas

Blue-chip super featherweight prospect Gabriel Flores Jr. (10-0 5KOs) of Stockton, Ca will return December 14th in Corpus Christi, Texas on the undercard of the much anticipated rematch between WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and Jesse Hart, which the entire card will be broadcast on ESPN+. Flores Jr.

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