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Lomachenko vs. Walters official for Nov. 26 on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (28-Sep-2016)

Official release for Lomachenko vs Walters, Nov. 26 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Live on HBO

Boxing Day comes to Las Vegas one month early with a blockbuster fight between two of the hardest hitters in the sport. Two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title against undefeated former world featherweight champion NICHOLAS “Axe Man” WALTERS. Lomachenko vs. Walters will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT.

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HBO’s “The Buzz” – Kovalev and Ward meet in NYC!

By FightFan.com Staff (26-Sep-2016)

Video courtesy of HBO

HBO’s “The Buzz” Crew was live with light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and undefeated superstar Andre Ward in New York City for a Press Conference to formally announce their highly anticipated light heavyweight championship showdown set for Saturday, November 19 live on pay-per-view.

A resilient Yves Ulysse Jr. climbs off the deck to TKO Perez in InterBox’s debut gala under Antonin Decarie / EOTTM!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (24-Sep-2016)

Photo courtesy of Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Professional boxing returned to Blainville, Quebec on Saturday night where InterBox presented a stellar night of boxing action for the first time under the leadership of newly appointed president Antonin Decarie in association with Eye of the Tiger Management. In the main event of the evening, super lightweight Yves Ulysse Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs) returned to action for the first time in 2016 with a tremendous display of heart getting up from a knockdown to rally back and stop Mexico’s Francisco Javier Perez (15-8-1, 11 KOs). Ulysse Jr, who had been sidelined with an injury thus far in 2016, shook off some ring rust and boxed well early. In the third round he was caught with a big punch and was in a world of trouble. He showed a lot of heart and resolve to get up and survive through some duress to find his legs and survive the round. In the fourth the Montreal charge came out with a vengeance looking to turn the tables and staggered the Mexican with a barrage of violent shots prompting a referee stoppage. It was high drama and a sensational ending! In undercard action, big punching Quebec based Ayaz Hussain (11-1, 9 KOs) returned to action for the first time since suffering a knockout loss in May and rebounded nicely with an eighth round TKO over rugged Mexican veteran Juan Armando Garcia in a super lightweight contest. Rounding out the card was rising Canadian welterweight southpaw Batyrzhan Jukembayev (from Shu, Kazakhstan by way of Montreal) moving to 5-0 (5 KOs) with a sensational second round stoppage of Cecilio Santos. Be sure to visit and like Way Productions on Facebook for more coverage!

Ryan Young Blasts Out Wagner for Canadian Crown; Crowley Dominates Bzowski

By FightFan News Wire (24-Sep-2016)

United Boxing Promotions results from the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario!

When the dust settled following United Boxing Promotions’ short but thrilling main event last night in Mississauga, Ryan Young (10-0-0, 8KOs) of Oakville, Ontario, was the lone man standing in the ring. His opponent, Ryan Wagner (6-4-0, 3KOs) of Orangeville, was sent sprawling through the ropes, while the referee waved off the fight and hurriedly tended to the fallen boxer. In less than three rounds, Young administered three knockdowns, walking away with the KO victory and the Canadian super welterweight crown. Young’s combination of patience and power was utterly devastating. If last night is any indication of what’s to come, the hard-hitting champion may enjoy a very long reign.

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Saturday Scorecard: Nietes and Villanueva win on ALA So-Cal card, Gonzalez wins in Mexico, UK undercard results!

By Ace Freeman (24-Sep-2016)

Saturday action from around the boxing world!

Philippines based ALA Promotions returned to American soil Saturday night to present ‘Pinoy Pride 38′ at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. In the headlining bout, veteran Filipino world champion Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes (39-1-4, 22 KOs) moved up to the flyweight division to dominate former world champion Edgar Sosa (52-10, 30 KOs) over twelve rounds. The slick Filipino won by shutout scores of 120-108 across the board to capture the vacant WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title.

On the undercard, Filipino bantamweight Arthur Villanueva defended his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title with a spectacular second round KO of Juan Jimenez.

Big punching popular former world champ Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) returned to action Saturday night in Cancun, Mexico with a big first round knockout of Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, 3 KOs).

On the Linares-Crolla UK undercard, middleweight Jack Arnfield outpointed John Ryder over twelve rounds while undefeated 175-pounder Callum Johnson stopped Willbeforce Shihepo in the ninth.

Jorge Linares defeats Anthony Crolla in a good scrap!

By Ace Freeman (24-Sep-2016)

Jorge Linares W UD12 Anthony Crolla

Multi-division world champion Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) picked up the WBA World lightweight title Saturday in Manchester with a hard fought and well deserved twelve round unanimous decision over a tough-as-nails Anthony Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs). Linares’ fast hands and fluid punching carried the way early but Crolla kept coming and pressured the visitor in the middle rounds. The Venezuelan charge rocked Crolla in the sixth and found a second wind late in the fight to widen the gap. After twelve exciting rounds were in the books Linares was ahead by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-114 to win the title. There was talk of a rematch post fight so the two fighters may face each other again in their next bout.

Kalajdzic and Morrison win on Friday’s edition of ShoBox!

By FightFan News Wire (23-Sep-2016)

On a night when undefeated heavyweight Trey Lippe Morrison won his television debut and Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and Ivan “The Volk” Golub remained unbeaten, light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic regained his winning ways by registering a fifth-round knockout over previously unbeaten Travis Peterkin in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME Friday from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.

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InterBox’s inaugural Gala under Antonin Decarie / EOTTM on tap for Saturday in Quebec with Yves Ulysse Jr. headlining!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (23-Sep-2016)

Photo courtesy of Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Now under the leadership of former professional Canadian boxer Antonin Decarie, InterBox will proudly present a dynamite night of fistic action Saturday at BMW Hamel in Blainville, Quebec. It will be the first gala since InterBox was acquired by Eye of the Tiger Management, and the main event will be headlined by surging undefeated Canadian super lightweight Yves Ulysse Jr. Also on the card are big punching Ayaz Hussain and undefeated super lightweight upstart Batyrzhan Jukembayev. Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie will be on the scene so stay tuned for all the action Saturday night / Sunday!

Young vs. Wagner heats up: United Promotions red hot card set for Saturday at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre!

By FightFan News Wire (23-Sep-2016)

Canadian Championship Quotes: Ryan Wagner and Ryan Young Discuss the “Battle of Ontario”

On September 24, United Boxing Promotions presents an all-Ontario clash for the Canadian super welterweight title featuring Oakville prospect Ryan Young (9-0-0, 7KOs) and Orangeville battler Ryan Wagner (6-3-0, 3KOs) at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre.

The heavy-handed Young demolished his international competition over the last two years before turning his attention towards his fellow Canucks and a national title. Most recently, Young took on Hungarian super welterweight king Krisztian Santa (12-7-2, 12KOs), stopping his European adversary at 2:38 of the fifth round. In Wagner, however, the Oakville prospect tangles with his most seasoned foe to date. With wins over western standouts Cody Ries (6-1-0, 2KOs) and Rory Coveney (10-2-0, 4KOs), as well as a victory of reigning Canadian middleweight champion Stuart McLellan (16-2-3, 5KOs), Wagner is no stranger to succeeding in the spotlight.

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ALA Promotions back in California with “Pinoy Pride 38” this Saturday featuring Donnie Nietes vs. Edgar Sosa title fight!

By Ace Freeman (22-Sep-2016)

Photo courtesy of Dr. Ed de la Vega, DDS / Philboxing.com

Top Filipino promotional outfit ALA Promotions continues it’s US invasion this weekend with another exciting card in Southern California. Two division world champion Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KOs) will move up a division to fight for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title against former world champion Edgar Sosa (52-9, 30 KOs) of Mexico this Saturday, Sept. 24 in the main event of ‘Pinoy Pride 38′ at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Other action includes Arthur Villanueva vs. Juan Jimenez for the WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title, Mark Magsayo vs. Ramiro Robles for the WBO International featherweight title and more! Click here to buy tickets now!

United Boxing and EOTTM to co-promote exciting Nov. 19 card full of talent in Ontario!

By FightFan News Wire (22-Sep-2016)

United Boxing Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management Join Forces for Prospect-Studded Card: Simon Kean, Josh O’Reilly, and Tim Cronin All in Action!

On November 19, United Boxing Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management join forces at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, to showcase some of the fastest rising stars on the Canadian fight scene. In a special heavyweight feature, Olympian turned undefeated pro sensation Simon Kean (5-0-0, 5KOs) of Trois-Rivières will appear in his first pro fight outside Quebec.

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Cody ‘The Crippler’ Crowley Quotes: Marcelo Fabian Bzowski “will be my toughest test yet”

By FightFan News Wire (21-Sep-2016)

Cody ‘The Crippler’ Crowley speaks on his featured bout on this Saturday’s United Boxing Promotions card in Ontario!

On Saturday, September 24, United Boxing Promotions is proud to host the return of Canadian welterweight standout Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (8-0-0, 4KOs) at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Crowley will take on Argentina’s Marcelo Fabian Bzowski (8-2-1) in an eight rounder on the undercard of the Young-Wagner Canadian super welterweight title clash. With less than a week to go before fight night, Crowley answered several questions for the press.

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‘Canelo’ Alvarez stops ‘Beefy’ Smith with a body shot!

By Ace Freeman (17-Sep-2016)

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez KO 9 Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith

In front of a huge crowd at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) returned to the junior middleweight division with a vengeance as he stopped previously undefeated Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (23-1-1, 13 KOs) in the ninth round with a brutal body shot. Alvarez started strong and looked loose and nimble controlling the early rounds with a stern jab and fluid punching. Smith was tough and had a few moments but ‘Canelo’ took over down the stretch as he went to the body with aplomb. Alvarez dropped Smith with a right hand in the seventh but the visitor survived the round. A body shot from Canelo dropped Beefy again in Round 8 and while he showed heart to hang in there a final, vicious body blow in the ninth ended thr fight. With the win Alvarez picked up Smith’s WBO 154-pound title.

Weekend Scorecard: Usyk, Monroe, Ali, Smith all victorious,
Yamanaka and Hasegawa pick up big wins in Japan!

By Ace Freeman (17-Sep-2016)

Results from around the boxing world.

In a stunning upset on Saturday, upstart cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (10-0, 9 KOs) shocked previously undefeated WBO world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1, 16 KOs) via clear-cut unanimous decision in Poland. Usyk was too slick and polished and largely out-boxed the rough and tumble Glowacki on route to commanding scores of 119-109 and 117-111(x2).

In Dallas undercard action, middleweight contender Willie Monroe, Jr. (20-2, 6 KOs) pounded out a clear cut unanimous decision over the always rugged and popular Gabriel Rosado (23-9, 13 KOs, 1 NC) in the chief supporting bout of Canelo-Smith. Monroe was too skilled and polished for the always aggressive Rosado, who despite having his moments got hit too often down the stretch. Monroe was ahead on all cards after twelve rounds 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112.

On the same card, once-beaten welterweight Sadam Ali (23-1, 13 KOs) rebounded from his first career loss to Jessie Vargas with a a ten round decision win over Saul Corral (21-8, 12 KOs). It was a competitive fight but Ali’s cleaner more effective punching carried the way to near shut-out scores.

Ishe Smith gained a second-round knockdown and earned a majority decision over Frank Galarza in a back-and-forth battle Friday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as seen live on Premier Boxing Champions. On the same PBC card, Justin DeLoach (16-1, 8 KOs) earned a 10-round unanimous decision over Domonique Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs) in a 154-pound matchup, and 168-pound contender J’Leon Love (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a sixth-round TKO of Dashon Johnson (21-20-3, 6 KOs).

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka rallied from an early knockdown and stopped mandatory challenger Anselmo Moreno in the seventh round Friday in front of a boisterous crowd in in Osaka, Japan. On the same card well traveled veteran Hozumi Hasegawa shocked WBC super-bantamweight champion Hugo Ruiz, stopping him in nine rounds after a “Rocky” like performance when the champ retired on his stool to the delight of the Japanese crowd.

On Thursday night undefeated welterweight Dusty Harrison scored a unanimous decision over Thomas LaManna to pick up the vacant USBA title at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Fight Week: Canelo vs. Beefy Smith Saturday in Texas!

By FightFan News Wire (12-Sep-2016)

Known for his power and dominance in the ring, Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) will look to win his third title in the junior middleweight division when he challenges undefeated heavy-hitter Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship on Saturday, September 17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A battle between two power-punchers, Canelo vs. Smith promises action between two fighters willing to take a punch in order to secure the next Knockout of the Year. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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Meet the unrelenting junior middleweight machine known as Neeco ‘The Rooster’ Macias!

By Ace Freeman (11-Sep-2016)

Video by Ace Freeman

Meet the unrelenting, pressure-stalking machine that is undefeated junior middleweight prospect Neeco ‘The Rooster’ Macias. The 25-year Palm Desert, California product is now 13-0 (7 KOs) as a professional after Friday night’s impressive victory over highly touted previously unbeaten Rolando Garza in the co-main event of “Knockout Night at the D” as seen live on CBS Sports from Las Vegas. Macias jumped all over Garza in the opening round of their bout and did not stop punching until his man finally wilted in the face of the fierce pressure in Round 5. It was a remarkable display of high-volume pressure fighting that captivated the local crowd as well as those watching on network television. In this interview, ‘The Rooster’ talks about his unbelievable conditioning and work rate, how he runs 14 miles and spars 20 rounds, and his assertion that he is not a machine but rather just a real boy who puts in the hard work to be the best he can be!