Joseph Diaz Jr. Defeats Tevin Farmer to Become IBF Champion

Joseph "JoJo" Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte, California became world champion Thursday night by winning a unanimous decision over Philadelphia's Tevin Farmer (30-5-1, 6 KOs) to win the IBF Junior Lightweight World Title at the Meridian at Island Garden in Miami and streamed live on DAZN. Diaz was cut early in the fight but despite that was dominant in pressuring the Philadelphia fighter in going the distance as the scores were 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113. "In my previous opportunities, I needed to learn and deal with the adversity that I had been put through," said Joseph Diaz Jr. "I wanted to be an influence and a person who shows everybody that as long as you believe in yo

Fury Wilder Rematch Undercard Finalized

The undercard for the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and undefeated lineal champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury has been announced taking place Saturday, February 22 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin will square off against former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington in a 12-round IBF Heavyweight Title eliminator. The PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and includes the PPV featured bout as WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, a.k.a “The Mexican Iron Man” defends his title against Filipino contender Jeo Santisima. In the PPV opener

Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller Signs With Top Rank

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, the big-talking, undefeated, 300-plus-pound heavyweight who hails from Brooklyn, has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Top Rank. Miller, who is co-promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Salita Promotions, will make his Top Rank on ESPN debut in 2020. “Jarrell Miller is serious about coming back, doing things the right way and becoming heavyweight champion of the world,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He is one of boxing’s most unique and exciting characters, but most importantly, he can fight," “Minor setback for a major comeback. I’m coming for everything and everyone. No one is safe. Say hello to the bad guy,” Miller said. “Everyone wants to portray th

Ruben Villa Media Day

Undefeated featherweight and world-ranked Ruben Villa (17-0, 5 KOs) is winding down his training for his 10-round showdown with Cuban knockout artist Alexei Collado (26-2, 23 KOs), this Friday night at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The bout will headline a three-fight telecast on ShoBox: The New Generation and live on SHOWTIME (10 PM ET/PT). "Training camp has been good. I have been training in Prunedale which is a little bit outside of Salinas, but its close enough, so in a way I am home, but I am not at home. In Collado, he is facing a tough veteran, who has an impressive knockout ratio. "Collado is a real strong aggressive guy. He is a veteran. I have to be cautio

Fight Club OC Returns February 20

Fight Club OC’s 10th Anniversary Year kicks off with a huge Boxing and MMA show on Thursday, February 20th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Headlining the card will be Newport Beach's Andrew Segura 2-0 (2KO’s). As he is set to face the Huntington Beach legend in Guadalupe Arroyo. If that wasn’t a reason to celebrate, check our our all new and updated website at www.socafights.com. Uriel Villanueva of Santa Ana and John Ornelas of Lake Elsinore make their pro boxing debuts against one another in a 4 round Super Lightweight standoff! Both fighters come into this match with something to prove. They each want to impress as they embark on their pro careers and that means

JoJo Diaz: Farmer Fell Into My Trap

JoJo Diaz is ready to rip the IBF Super-Featherweight title from Tevin Farmer and ending the war of words that sees him challenge for the belt at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on Thursday night, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Diaz (30-1 15 KOs) is hunting for a World title at the second attempt having fallen short against Gary Russell Jr for the WBC Featherweight strap in May 2018 and failing to make the weight against Jesus Rojas for the WBA crown three months later. The Californian has found 130lbs to be his sweet spot with three wins in 2019 setting up his shot with Farmer (30-4-1 6 KOs), and tensions between the pair on social media and in a clash in L

Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury Special Press Conference

WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder and undefeated lineal heavyweight champion Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury continued their trash talk at a special press conference on Saturday at FOX Studios in Los Angeles, as they near their highly anticipated showdown taking place Saturday, February 22 in a historic, joint FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here is what the fighters had to say Saturday in Los Angeles: DEONTAY WILDER "Things are going amazing. I'm the happiest I've ever been in my life. To come from where I come from, it's amazing to be here. When you get a happy Deontay Wilder in training camp, you can definitely

Valley Fight Night Returns February 29

Boxing returns to the Burbank Marriott Events Center Saturday, February 29th as PR Sports, Bash Boxing, Lights Out Promotions present another installment of Valley Fight Night. Valley Fight Night will ring in 2020 with another explosive night of professional boxing featuring some of the best young prospects in the Southern California area. West L.A. Welterweight Vlad "Super" Panin (7-0), Pasadena Light Welterweight, Christian Camarena (6-0), San Bernardino Super Lightweight Daniel Cruz (4-0), Fullerton Super Welterweight Oleksiy Barker(3-0), Anaheim Super Flyweight, Jessie Mandapat (3-0-1), Stanton Super Lightweight Victor Rodriguez (1-0), West Covina Light Welterweight Austin Misael Gudino

Alexis Rocha Takes on Brad Solomon on Garcia Fonseca Undercard

Welterweight prospect Alexis "Lex" Rocha (15-0, 10 KOs) of Santa Ana returns as he defends his WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Title against Brad "King" Solomon (28-2, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout on the undercard of Ryan Garcia vs. Fracisco Fonseca Friday, February 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on DAZN. "I'm excited and looking forward to fighting in my backyard at the Honda center," said Alexis Rocha. "Brad Solomon is a big step up and will present a challenge, but I am more than ready. I'm looking to make a statement on February 14, and hope I get the recognition I deserve as one of the best fighters in the welterweight division"

Jason Quigley KOs Fernando Marin in 3

Middleweight Jason Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) made quick work of Fernando Marin (16-5-3, 12 KOs) by defeating him via knockout in the third round in the main event of Golden Boy and DAZN's Thursday Night Fights at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Ferdinand "Lucky Boy" Kerobyan (14-1, 9 KOs) of North Hollywood, California stopped Azael Cosio (21-9-2, 18 KOs) of Santa Marta, Panama in the second round of a super welterweight bout. Mihai Nistor (2-0, 2 KO) of Bucharest, Romania beat Jaime Solorio (12-4-2, 9 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico via knockout in the first round of an eight-round heavyweight fight. Nistor won with a time of 2:24 of the aforementioned round. Greg

Andy Ruiz Jr. and Trainer Manny Robles Part Ways

Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has reportedly split with trainer Manny Robles after coming to his rematch with Anthony Joshua in less than top condition. After pulling the upset last year in scoring a knockout over Joshua. Ruiz became the heavyweight champ. The rematch was agreed to shortly after as he lost a decision to Joshua. Ruiz said he pretty much trained himself for that fight. It is now reported that Ruiz will be working under veteran trainer Teddy Atlas. More news to come.

Daniel Roman Media Day

WBA / IBF super bantamweight world champion, Daniel “The Baby Faced Assassin” Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs) held a media workout Thursday afternoon at the City Angels Boxing Gym in Los Angeles as he prepares for his next fight against Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Roman squares off against Akhmadaliev next week Thursday, January 30 at the Meridian Island Gardens Arena in Miami, Florida as part of the live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Here is what Roman had to say prior to his workout. “Murodjon Akhmadaliev beat my teammate Isaac Zarate so I’m very familiar with him,” said Daniel Roman. “I know he’s a strong kid, an aggressive fighter, he’s hungry and he’s going to try to take me out as be

Jose Ramirez Viktor Postol Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Jose Ramirez’s WBC/WBO junior welterweight world title defense against former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. Ramirez and Postol were scheduled to square off Saturday February 1st live on ESPN from Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China. Ramirez-Postol bout will be contested at a date and venue to be determined. “The health and safety of our fighters and everyone working on the event is the most important thing,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “We hope the situation is brought under control soon. We look forward to staging events at Mission Hills Haikou in the very near future.”

Andre Cancio Signs With Top Rank

Former WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio, the working man's hero who reached the pinnacle of the sport, has signed a multi-fight promotional contract with Top Rank. Cancio, who still holds down a full-time job at Southern California Gas Company, is expected to make his Top Rank on ESPN debut in April. “Andrew Cancio is one of the very best fighters at 130 pounds, a hard-working young man who deserves another opportunity to fight at the sport’s highest level,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He was a free agent, miraculously, and we didn’t hesitate to make a deal with him and his team." "I'm very grateful to begin the next chapter of my career with Bob A

Ryan Garcia; This Is The First Step of Good Things to Come in 2020

WBC Silver lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) is ready to begin his 2020 campaign as he takes on Nicaragua's Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs). Garcia will either break some hearts or his opponents nose as he returns to the ring on Valentines Day, Friday February 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on DAZN. "It's a big moment for me. I can’t have a bad performance. I’m taking this opponent serious. I plan on having a good performance," Ryan Garcia told SouthernCaliforniaBoxing.com “We thought February 14 would be a perfect date for Ryan," Promoter Oscar De La Hoya told SouthernCaliforniaBoxing.com "This is his coming out party," 2019 was not the best year for Gar

Ryan Garcia Media Day

WBC Silver Lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) held a media workout on Monday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles ahead of his fight against Nicaragua's Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2, 19 KOs). Garcia takes on Fonseca on Valentine's Day Friday Feb. 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on DAZN. Here is what Garcia had to say as he was accompanied by his promoter Oscar De La Hoya. Ryan Garcia: “It’s a big moment for me. I can’t have a bad performance. I’m taking this opponent serious. I plan on having a good performance. I feel good, camp has been great just like any other fight. This is the first step for good things to come in 2020. I want 4 fights in 2

Jason Quigley Headlines Thursday Night Fights

Jason Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) takes on Oscar "Raton" Cortes (27-5, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout in Thursday Night Fights main event on January 23 at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California live on DAZN, RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. In the co-main event, Ferdinand "Lucky Boy" Kerobyan (13-1, 8 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. will fight against Azael "Turbo" Cosio (21-8-2, 18 KOs) of Santa Marta, Panama in an eight-round super welterweight bout. Mihai Nistor (1-0, 1 KO) of Bucharest, Romania will battle Jaime "Zarco" Solorio (12-3-2, 9 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico in an eight

Ricardo Sandoval vs. Raymond Tubugon Headline February 6 at Fantasy Springs

115-pound prospect Ricard "El Niño" Sandoval (17-1, 12 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will take on Filipino contender Raymond "Tornado" Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round main event of Thursday Night Fights on Feb. 6 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. . The event will be streamed live on DAZN, RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. In the co-main event, Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) of Tierralta, Colombia and Alberto "Impacto" Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina will meet in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title. Standout flyweight prospect Sulem Urbina (11-0, 2 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona will fight

Tyson Fury; I'm Going to Make Him Feel the Fury

He's back ! Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) is ready to step back in the ring and renew his rivalry with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO's) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Fury will square off against Wilder in a rematch taking place Saturday, February 22 in a historic, joint FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “We finally have the rematch and I can’t remember a bigger heavyweight fight in a long time. Maybe Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson was the last big one. I'm ready, I'm going to kick this motherfuckers ass" Tyson Fury told SouthernCaliforniaBoxing.com. “What’s going to happen in this fight is that I’m

 

TV & STREAM FIGHT SCHEDULE

September 26

ESPN+

Josh Taylor vs. Apinun Khongsong

(WBA/IBF Jr. Welterweight)

September 26

Showtime Double PPV

Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (WBC Middleweight)

Brandon Figueroa  vs. Damien Vasquez

( WBA Super Bantamweight)
Diego Magdaleno vs. Isaac Cruz

(IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator)

Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario

(WBC, WBA & IBF 154-Pound Unification)
Mario Barrios vs. Ryan Karl 

(WBA Super Lightweight)
Daniel Roman vs. Juan Carlos Payano

 

 

 

September 26
DAZN
Yuniel Dorticos vs. Mairis Briedis
(IBF cruiserweight title)
(WBSS cruiserweight final)

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