Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol Once Again Postponed

(March 31, 2020) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez’s scheduled May 9 title defense against Viktor Postol at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., has been postponed. The rescheduled bout will take place at Save Mart Center, and tickets for the May 9 event will be valid for the rescheduled date. Ramirez and Postol were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 2 in China (Feb. 1 in the U.S), but when COVID-19 escalated in China, the bout was moved stateside. “I feel terribly for Jose and Viktor, who have entered two training camps, only to see the fight postponed both times,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “They are consummate professionals, a

Bob Arum /Top Rank Celebrates 54 Years in Boxing

(March 31, 2020) — Bob Arum started at the top, and he’s still here. A one-time practicing attorney who worked in the tax division for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Arum promoted his first card on March 29, 1966. Muhammad Ali defended his heavyweight world title at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens against Canadian challenger George Chuvalo and won a 15-round unanimous decision. Arum planned on staging Ali-Chuvalo in Chicago, but the Illinois State Athletic Commission banned Ali because of his “unpatriotic” remarks about the Vietnam War. So, Arum went north of the border, and Maple Leaf Gardens owner Harold Ballard welcomed Ali and Arum with open arms. Chuva

Golden Boy Launches New Documentary "Off the Canvas"

LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2020): Golden Boy, the leading media and entertainment brand, is proud to highlight a new edition to its extensive catalog of original content by launching a new documentary series entitled “Off the Canvas” on Monday, March 30 on DAZN. The series will provide viewers with an intimate portrait of some of the most exciting contenders in the sport of boxing. “Off the Canvas” will center around the unique post-fight experience of a boxer as it showcases a behind-the-scenes look at their life immediately following a fight, whether its ends in victory, defeat or a draw. The premiere episode of the show features social media sensation Ryan Garcia right after his stunning firs

Oscar De La Hoya & Singer Millie Corretjer Donate $250,000 to Adventist Health White Memorial

LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2020) – The Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation and the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation today announced today the generous gift of $250,000 made by Oscar De La Hoya and Millie Corretjer to the Adventist Health White Memorial. Oscar De La Hoya applies the same strength and determination to philanthropy that made him a legend in the boxing world. Oscar De La Hoya’s advocacy for the health and well-being of lives in East Los Angeles has been demonstrated many times through generous donations and the giving of their time. This newest donation of $250,000 to Adventist Health White Memorial will go toward supporting COVID- 19 unexpected expenses and help with s

Sergey Kovalev Sullivan Barrera KO'd by Corona Virus Advisory

INDIO, Calif. (March 17, 2020) – In compliance with Riverside County’s ordinance banning large public gatherings due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the April 25 Kovalev vs. Barrera card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has been cancelled. “Whether it’s in Riverside County or Los Angeles County, it is clear that we must take every precaution to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “We lament the hardship this has caused for our fighters, partners, employees and state officials, and we look forward to providing better news in the coming weeks.” “The health of our guests and Golden Boy’s athletes is our top priority,” Paul Ryan, Gene

Former World Champion Roger Mayweather Passes

LAS VEGAS (March 17, 2020) - Floyd Mayweather, along with the boxing world, mourns the death today of his uncle, former world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, after a long battle with diabetes. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Roger Mayweather was a two-division boxing world champion, winning world titles at super featherweight and super lightweight while earning 59 wins in a nearly 20-year career that included notable fights against Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell Whitaker, amongst many others. Along with his brother Floyd Sr., he helped guide the illustrious career of his nephew Floyd and was in his corner for some of the most memorable and important moments in boxing hist

Corona Virus KO's Boxing Events

In wake of the recent coronavirus pandemic, and to ensure the health and safety of boxing fans and personnel. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has canceled all combat sports events through the end of March, per executive officer Andy Foster. Other major cities and state athletic commissions also cancelled their events. Upcoming Shows this weekend taking place included Shakur Stevenson vs. Miguel Marriaga in New Jersey and Michael Conlan vs. Preciado St. Patricks Day in New York both were to be televised on ESPN. Local Southern California cards postponed taking place this weekend included Thompson Boxing Promotions private event in Orange and Roy Englebrecht Promotions at Hawai

Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol May 9th in Fresno

WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez, the pride of California’s Central Valley, is set to return. Ramirez will defend his titles against mandatory challenger and former world champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol Saturday, May 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, a short drive from Ramirez’s hometown of Avenal. Ramirez and Postol were set to fight Feb. 1 in China, but the bout was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. “It is always a blessing to fight at Save Mart Center in front of my loyal fans,” Ramirez said. “I prepared for Postol once, and I will be in top form May 9. My trainer, Robert Garcia, will have me ready for whatever he brings to the table. He is a former world

Hollywood Fight Night Returns March 29

Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions and Roy Jones Jr. Promotions present the tenth evening of the acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’® series emanating from the legendary AVALON in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The event will be live streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, and is headlined by Fast Rising Welterweight Star, Brian Ceballo, (11-0-0, 6 KOs) of New York City facing Heavy-Handed Texan Brian ‘Sweet’ Jones, (15-11, 9 KOs), of Clarksville, Texas. Co-featured at ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ in an outstanding featherweight clash, undefeated Adrian Montoya, (12-0, 10 KOs), of Sonora, Me

Michael Dutchover Headlines Friday in Orange

Lightweight prospect Michael “West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (13-1, 10 KOs), will take the top spot on Thompson Boxing's “Night Of Champions" event on Saturday, March 14th, live from the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, California. Dutchover faces the powerful, upset-minded fighter, Rafael “Guerrerito” Reyes (18-10, 14 KOs) in an eight-round main event bout. Michael Dutchover is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions. Night of Champions is a PRIVATE EVENT, by invitation only affair; however, fight fans can watch all the action on TB PRESENTS which airs live next Saturday, March 14, on Facebook, ThompsonBoxing.com, and our YouTube channel at 8:20 p.m. PT / 11:20 p.m. ET. In the “Night

Sergey Kovalev Sullivan Barrera April 25th at Fantasy Springs

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), the former light heavyweight champion and one of the most dangerous punchers in recent years, will return against former world title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) in a 12-round cruiserweight battle. The card will feature pugilists from four different continents fighting for championship belts from all four major sanctioning organizations. The event will take place Saturday, April 25 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. “I’m delighted to announce this epic card of international proportions,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “For this huge event, we’ll have fighters from fou

Mikey Garcia Decisions Jessie Vargas

In a wild Texas showdown at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, next door to the worldwide headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, Jessie Vargas and Mikey Garcia went toe to toe in front of a packed house of 10,000 +. Garcia came back from a slow start to win a hotly contested unanimous decision in an entertaining, high action battle and come away with the WBC Diamond Welterweight title. Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) fought for the 2nd time at welterweight, losing a one-sided affair to one of boxing’s pound for pound best in Errol Spence Jr. last March at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. While Vargas (29-3-2, 11 KOs) has spent a career mostly at 147 and was the bigger man entering the ring. Vargas

 

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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