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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 15 fights): Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Super lightweight Vergil Ortiz has star written all over him as he has won all eleven of his professional fights by way of knockout and his last one being the most impressive beating Roberto Ortiz. Now like all prospects, the caliber of opposition has been limited and rightfully so since

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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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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

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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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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18 Dec 2018

Andy Vences vs Dardan Zenuanaj for February 10th

The return of super featherweight contender Andy “El Tiburon” Vences is near as the 27-year-old fighter from San Jose, Ca will face rugged veteran Dardan Zenuanaj more than likely on Sunday, February 10th in Fresno, Ca, with the venue to be announced at a later date. Vences, who suffered an injury

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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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