The Return of Boxing & More

Boxing returned this past Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua. This was the first official card world wide since all major events had been cancelled. There was strict COVID-19 measures as fans were socially distanced in the arena and pretty much everyone except the fighters was required to wear a mask. Nicaragua's own superstar Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez was among those following the protocol. The card was promoted by former two-division world champion Rosendo “Bufalo” Alvarez, Bufalo Boxing Promotions super featherweight Robin Zamora (16-7, 8 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against Ramiro Blanco (18-8-3, 10 KOs). Super lightweight Freddy Fons

Boxing Returns & Back For More

Boxing returned this past Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua. This was the first official card world wide since all major events had been cancelled. There was strict COVID-19 measures as fans were socially distanced in the arena and pretty much everyone except the fighters was required to wear a mask. Nicaragua's own superstar Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez was among those following the protocol. The card was promoted by former two-division world champion Rosendo “Bufalo” Alvarez,Bufalo Boxing Promotions super featherweight Robin Zamora (16-7, 8 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against Ramiro Blanco (18-8-3, 10 KOs). Super lightweight Freddy Fonse

King Carlos Promotions & Roy Jones Jr. Promotions Host Event May 23

Former Junior Middleweight Champion of the World, ‘King’ Carlos Molina and King Carlos Promotions in association with Roy Jones Jr. Promotions presents an evening of world class professional boxing on Saturday, May 23 from Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico. The unique ‘behind closed doors’ five-bout event will be streamed LIVE on the YouTube and Facebook pages operated by King Carlos Promotions starting at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST. “I’m very excited to promote and fight on this event in Patzcuaro,” said Molina. “This is the seventh event my promotional company has presented except this time there won’t be any fans in attendance. We’re working with the local commission and taking very strict me

Martinez: I Would Love A Big Fight in Mexico

Julio Cesar Martinez says he would love to box in Mexico as a World champion as he plots his future in the latest episode of ‘Peleamundo’. Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) has seen his stock rise dramatically over the last year, with a win over Andrew Selby in March in Mexico followed by his controversial clash with Charlie Edwards in London in August, a thrilling World title win over Cristofer Rosales in December and a cracking battle in his first defense against Jay Harris in February. The 25 year old Mexican will be on the hunt for unification battles when boxing returns, and told presenter and former two-weight Jessie Vargas that IBF champion Moruti Mthalane and WBO ruler Kosei Tanaka are top of h

Oscar Valdez Targeting Miguel Berchelt for Super Featherweight Supremacy

Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez has one name on the brain when boxing resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic: WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Valdez moved up in weight last November, rising from a second-round knockdown to knock out last-minute replacement Adam Lopez. Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) is riding out the pandemic at his ranch in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This is what he had to say about Berchelt and other topics to Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher. On fighting Miguel Berchelt “We only have one fighter in mind right now, which is ‘El Alacran’ Berchelt because I’m the mandatory fighter. It’s a mandatory fight, and there were rumors it was

Uzbekistan Rising Star Israil Madrimov World Champion Jeison Rosario Upon Boxing Return

Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2020) Uzbek star Israil ‘The Dream’ Madrimov, (5-0, 5 KOs), is in his native Uzbekistan staying in shape for when boxing returns and is emphatic about what the next steps in his career should be. “I’m ready now to fight for a world title fight,” said the 25-year-old Madrimov, currently slotted at #2 in the junior middleweight rankings by the World Boxing Association. “I want to face the WBA champion Jeison Rosario next, he had a great victory over Julian Williams but I’m very confident I can beat him. I will aim for a world title fight when boxing returns and I am more motivated than ever.” The exciting, young star is coming off a spectacular performance on Februar

Reynoso: Martinez Will Unify at Flyweight – and Then Meet Estrada and Chocolatito

Eddy Reynoso says Julio Cesar Martinez will aim to unify the Flyweight division before moving to Super-Flyweight for blockbuster bouts against the likes of Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, as the Ring Magazine trainer of the year maps out Martinez’s path on this weekend’s episode of ‘Peleamundo’. EPISODE TWO OF ‘PELEAMUNDO’ WILL HIT MATCHROOM BOXING’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON SUNDAY Reynoso, the co-trainer and manager of Martinez who is co-promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA and Canelo Promotions, shares the excitement around the WBC’s ruler at 112lbs that has spread around the boxing world as his power and all-action style The 25 year old defended his crown

PBC Lines Up Another Week of World Champions, Rising Stars & Top Contenders Engaging Fans Across

As April is counted out and May prepares to enter the ring, Premier Boxing Champions will continue to bring fighters closer to fans with an intriguing lineup of world champions, rising stars and top contenders set to appear on PBC social media platforms all next week. Four-division champion Mikey Garcia appears on “Time Out With Ray Flores’’ live on the PBC Instagram page this Monday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Super Welterweight Champion Jermell Charlo and Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa will appear on the PBC Podcast with hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal. The Podcast will be available on Wednesday, April 29 on the PBC website, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, St

ESPN to Air Encore Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao Bouts

This Saturday, April 25, will be a day of boxing blockbusters on ESPN when the network airs four consecutive hours of the sweet science immediately following the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, this special presentation will showcase some of the biggest stars of boxing’s recent generation, culminating with the 2015 historic “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The other encore matches featured include Mayweather vs. Judah (2006), Pacquiao vs. Márquez 2 (2008) and Pacquiao vs. Cotto (2009). The special presentation will include an interview from ESPN’s Joe Tessitore with Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. During the interview, Arum l

Emanuel Navarrete Looks Ahead to Future at 122 and 126 Pounds

WBO junior featherweight king Emanuel Navarrete is the world's busiest world champion, a 25-year-old pressure fighter who is proud to represent his Mexican heritage at the sport's highest level. From May 2019 to February 2020, when he knocked out Jeo Santisima on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II card, he defended his world title five times.The activity kept him sharp and in the spotlight, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery process from an injured right had, Navarrete is taking a breather. From his home in Mexico, the "Mexican Iron Man" recently spoke with Lupe Contreras. This is what he had to say. On dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic “This is really complicated for me.

Juan Francisco Estrada: I Will Get Revenge in Chocolatito Unification Rematch

Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez are hunting a blockbuster unification rematch – and Estrada told Gonzalez in the first ever episode of ‘Peleamundo’, premiering this Sunday on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel, that he is confident of settling the score if the pair can meet again. Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) and Gonzalez (49-2 41 KOs) both regained their World champion status in stunning fashion in recent outings, with Estrada beating Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a rematch to regain the WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight belts last April and ‘Chocolatito’ rolling back the years to rip the WBA strap from previously unbeaten Brit Kal Yafai in Dallas in February with a clinica

Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier Trilogy Headlines Special Encore Boxing Presentation on ESPN

This Saturday, April 18, will be a day of classic boxing on ESPN when the network airs 11 consecutive hours of the sweet science starting at 12 noon ET. This special presentation will showcase some of the greatest bouts of all time, including the epic trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Ali-Frazier I has never been aired before on ESPN platforms and has not aired on U.S. television in nearly 30 years (August 1991). In addition to the linear telecast, Ali-Frazier I will become available on ESPN+ beginning Saturday, joining the other two fights in the Ali-Frazier trilogy. Exclusively available to ESPN+ subscribers, it marks the first time ever that all three of the historic fight

Miguel Berchelt Ready For All-Mexican Showdown Against Oscar Valdez

His message is crystal clear. WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) wants all the big names. Whether it’s fellow Mexican action star Oscar Valdez, IBF champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, WBA champion Rene Alvarado, WBO champion and promotional stablemate Jamel Herring, or lightweight standouts Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis, Berchelt is itching to get back to action. The Cancun native, who has made six defenses of his world title, recently spoke with Lupe Contreras. This is what he had to say. On what he’s been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic “We are still staying home and protecting ourselves from this bad virus that has knocked out a

World Champion Jose Ramirez and Central Valley Community Leaders Join Forces to Assist Agricultural

FRESNO, Calif. (April 15, 2020)— California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 last month, declaring a state of emergency ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home “except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.” Agriculture is considered one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, with agricultural workers critical to keeping our daily lives functioning. The hardworking members of the Central Valley who work in the fields, packing houses, processing plants, dairies, animal farms, and other supporting industries make up this critical infrastructure. Unified super lightweight world cham

Devin Haney Relishing a Fight With Amateur Rival Ryan Garcia

Devin Haney says he would love to renew his rivalry with amateur foe Ryan Garcia in the paid ranks, as Haney joins Matchroom Boxing’s new podcast, ‘The Lockdown Tapes’.Haney is itching to get back into the ring and resume his reign as WBC Lightweight champion having been made champion in recess after suffering the shoulder injury in his first defense against Alfredo Santiago in Los Angeles in November that forced him to have surgery. The 21 year old talent will be knocking on promoter Eddie Hearn’s door to headline once again when boxing returns from the hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic and build up to the massive clashes he’s been craving. One of those clashes would be with Garcia, wh

Matchroom Boxing USA To Launch Spanish Series, Peleamundo

Matchroom Boxing USA are delighted to announce the imminent launch of its exclusive Spanish content series ‘Peleamundo' Fronted by former two-weight World champion Jessie Vargas and aired on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel, ‘Peleamundo’ will feature Vargas interviewing the biggest Hispanic fighters in the Matchroom Boxing USA stable, from World champions Juan Francisco Estrada, Julio Cesar Martinez, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Amanda Serrano, to rising stars Diego Pacheco, Alexis Espino and Marc Castro. Vargas will also invite legends of the sport to speak to him, cast his net far and wide to chat to boxing-mad sports stars and celebrities, and will interact with fight fans on

Q&A with Jose Ramirez: Wants All The Belts

(April 13, 2020) — WBC/WBO super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez is staying ready. The 2012 U.S. Olympian has not fought since knocking out Maurice Hooker last July in a title unification bout. He was supposed to fight Viktor Postol Feb. 2 in China (Feb. 1 prime time in the U.S.), but it became the first major bout to be impacted by COVID-19. The May 9 makeup date in Fresno also fell by the wayside. Ramirez is self-quarantining with his family in California’s Central Valley, but he is awaiting the call for the third — and hopefully final — Postol fight date. He recently spoke with Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher. This is what he had to say. CP: How have you dealt with the COVID

Golden Boy Unveils Digital Content Intitiative

LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2020): Golden Boy, the leading media and entertainment brand, announced today the launch of a digital content initiative to provide boxing fans with some much-needed diversion during this difficult time. This initiative will consist of videos from its vast library of historic fights and original programming, along with new short-form content on social media featuring its immense stable of talent. The content will be distributed on Golden Boy’s owned-and-operated platforms such as RingTV.com, its official Facebook page at Golden Boy Fight Night and its official YouTube channel, as well as on DAZN. “These are difficult times for people all over the world,” said Oscar De

The Prospects Series: Diego Pacheco

Diego Pacheco is the latest rising star in focus in Matchroom Boxing USA’s YouTube series on ‘The Prospects’. Pacheco has raced to 9-0 with seven big KOs after turning pro with Eddie Hearn and making his debut in the paid ranks in December 2018 in Mexico, four months before his 18th birthday. The rangy Middleweight boxed on his Los Angeles home patch just after he turned 18 in his third pro appearance and the 19 year old boxed on both Heavyweight blockbuster bills between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr in New York and Saudi Arabia, with a spectacular KO in Jeddah in December a fitting moment to mark one year as a pro. ‘The Prospects’: Diego Pacheco looks back at the Pacheco’s journey to

Dmitry Bivol Calls Out Canelo

Los Angeles, CA (April 7, 2020) WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol, (17-0, 11 KOs), has once again called for the opportunity to drop one weight class and battle ‘Pound-for-Pound’ and Super Middleweight World Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, (53-1-2, 38 KOs), emphasizing that he is ready to fight on the first available date when boxing returns. “I’ve said now for over a year that I’m ready, willing and able to move down to super middleweight and fight Canelo,” said Bivol. “I have been training throughout the COVID-19 crisis and have watched on social media that Canelo has as well.” “I know that my team and Golden Boy Promotions have discussed this option and we are willing to 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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