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By: Vishare Mooney “This marks the first time a women’s bout has been televised live on HBO.” So claimed a press release announcing the matchup between “boxing’s only undisputed world champion Cecilia Braekhus” and “former WBC Female World Middleweight Champion Kali Reis.” The two women will fight for Braekhus’ World…

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By: Ciaran O’Mahony Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has shrugged off Wladimir Klitschko’s claims that he will lose to Anthony Joshua and disappear from boxing “like a fart in the wind”. Speaking to Michelle Joy Phelps of Behind the Gloves, Fury was unmoved by his former adversary’s words, stating…

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By: Eric Lunger Saturday night on Fox, Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) presents a triple-header from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. In a classic crossroads matchup, veteran Josesito Lopez takes on undefeated prospect Miguel Cruz in a ten-round welterweight clash, while Anthony Dirrell and Abraham Han are set…

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By: Ken Hissner Top Rank and Peltz Boxing Promotions on Saturday April 28th are bringing big time boxing back to Philly at the Liacouras Center (Temple U) in Philadelphia that the area hasn’t seen in years. Brad Goodman and J Russell Peltz doing the matchmaking. Top Rank is responsible for…

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By: Bryant Romero Super lightweight prospect Mykquan Williams takes the next step in his young professional career as the 20-year-old sets his sights on capturing his first regional title when he takes on Orlando Felix (12-1-1, 4 KOs) of Puerto Rico for the WBC USNBC silver title at the Foxwoods…

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Fellow 2004 Olympians and soon-to-be opponents GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and VANES “THE NIGHTMARE” MARTIROSYAN met with the media — and each other — on Monday at Martirosyan’s gym, the Glendale Fighting Club. It was the first time the fighters addressed the media, and each other, since announcing their Cinco De…

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By: Ken Hissner Pennsylvania boxing judge Lynne Carter started judging in March of 1982 in Philadelphia and in September of 1982 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before becoming a world renowned boxing judge. Carter has officiated some 739 bouts in those 36 years. She joined the IBF in November of…

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By: Ciaran O’Mahony A world title shot beckons for Carl Frampton, who secured the WBO Interim Featherweight title with a dominant victory over Nonitio Donaire in Belfast last night. Frampton, 31, fought an aggressive but intelligent fight, picking his punches carefully, landing them with precision and using his speed and…

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By: Sean Crose “Everyone is beatable,” says middleweight title challenger Vanes Martirosyan. “Everybody.” The 37-3-1 Californian, known for his friendship with former UFC star Ronda Rousey, is scheduled for what is unquestionably the biggest fight in his career when he faces 37-0-1 multi-titlist Gennady Golovkin on May 5th at the…

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By: Sean Crose “I started when I was eight,” Ishe Smith says. “Kinda just getting bullied at school…my mom’s friend was into boxing.” So began what eventually morphed into quite the notable career for the first Las Vegas native to ever win a major title. “It’s a part of who…

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By: Ste Rowen Otto Wallin scored a dominant unanimous decision victory, winning the battle of the Vikings and claiming the EBU European Union Heavyweight title, along with the pride of Sweden. Now 17-0, Wallin claimed his best win by far in his home city and the seeming ease with which…

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