Lara Retains WBA Title With Unanimous Decision!

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lara-vanes-rematch (12)_1Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) outboxed former U.S. Olympian Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) over twelve rounds. Lara’s mobility and skills prevailed over Martirosyan’s power and aggression. Vanes was deducted a point in round eleven by referee Vic Drakulich for a low blow. When the final bell sounded to end the last round the judges scores were as follows 115-112, 116-111, 116-111.
Right Cross scored it 116-111.
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WBA Champ Shumenov Stops Wright In Ten!

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Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, WBA “regular” cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs) overcame a fifth round knockdown to score a tenth round TKO over upset-minded Junior Wright (15-2-1, 12 KOs). Wright dropped Shumenov in round five and had him in trouble in round six. Shumenov came back to floor Wright in round eight and got the win when Wright was unable to continue. Next up for Shumenov is a WBA-mandated clash against Denis Lebedev, who unified the WBA (super) and IBF belts against Victor Emilio Ramirez several hours ago.

Lara-Martirosyan Weights From The Cosmopolitan!

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TV: SHOWTIME

Venue: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Erislandy Lara 153.5lbs vs. Vanes Martirosyan 153.75lbs
(WBA super welterweight title)
Jermall Charlo 153lbs vs. Austin Trout 154lbs
(IBF jr middleweight title)
Jermell Charlo 153.25lbs vs. John Jackson 153.5lbs
(WBC super welterweight title)
Beibut Shumenov 199lbs vs. Junior Wright 199.5lbs
(WBA cruiserweight title)
BJ Flores 224.5lbs vs. Roberto Santos 217.2lbs
Lanell Bellows 169lbs vs. Scott Sigmon 169.4lbs
Tra-Kwon Pettis 136lbs vs. Carlos Rodriguez 137.8lbs

 

Lara-Martirosyan Final Press Conference!

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The six elite 154-pound fighters competing on Saturday’s Showtime triple header went face-to-face for the first time Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In attendance were WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara who defends against Vanes Martirosyan in a rematch, IBF junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo, who defends against former champion Austin Trout, plus super welter contenders Jermell Charlo and John Jackson, who meet for the vacant WBC super welterweight title. Twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo celebrated their 26th birthday Thursday and celebrated with a cake. On Saturday they look to become the first twin brothers to hold world titles at the same time in the same weight class.
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World title Tripleheader Workout In Las Vegas!

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ErislandyLara4Fight week kicked off Wednesday with media workouts at the UNLV Boxing Gym for the six fighters competing in the Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader of 154-pound world title fights this Saturday from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Working out Wednesday and headlining the event were WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara and top contender Vanes Martirosyan. Televised coverage also features IBF junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo taking on former champion Austin Trout plus undefeated challenger Jermell Charlo battling hard-hitting John Jackson for the vacant WBC super welterweight world title.
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Canelo Vacates WBC Middleweight Title!

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WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez today issued the following statement:
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Ryabinskiy “Povetkin Didn’t Fail Doping Test”

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Wilder-Povetkin Is Not Cancelled But Postponed!
Alexander Povetkin promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy held a press conference on Monday in Moscow to address the current status of the troubled Wilder-Povetkin fight.
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Deontay Wilder Official Statement!

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In the wake of the news on Friday that Alexander Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and his representatives have been made aware of the WBC’s decision on Sunday that the fight will not occur in Moscow on May 21.
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Wilder-Povetkin Postponed!

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The World Boxing Council is diligently addressing the positive test result from the Clean Boxing Program from mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.
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The IBF Announced Award Recipients!

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The IBF/USBA has announced its award recipients for 2015 to be presented at the Annual Banquet closing the organization’s 33rd Annual Convention at the Nuo Hotel in Beijing, China on May 26.
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Juarez-Ozawa Weights From Mexico City!

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TV: Televisa

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(Photo by: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montiel WBC)

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Mariana Juárez 114.85lbs vs. Tamao Ozawa 114.85lbs
(WBC super flyweight International title)
Marco Periban 174.9lbs vs. German Rafael 173lbs
Edgar Lozano 121.45lbs vs. Rodolfo Hernández 122lbs

Lara-Martirosyan Teleconference Quotes!

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Things got a little testy on Thursday during a teleconference with reporters featuring WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) and former U.S. Olympian Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs), who meet on Showtime May 21 in a rematch of their 2012 bout that ended in a technical draw.
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Team Crawford Lands In L.A.!

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World champion Terence Crawford and his team hits LA for Top Rank’s big press conference on Tuesday. Terence and world champion Viktor Postol will discuss their July 23 world junior welterweight unification title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, live on HBO pay per view.

Breazeale To Joshua “Let’s Do This”!

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Nearly three months after an exciting victory in the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions on Fox series, Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO’s) finds himself sitting on the cusp of a shot at the world title against newly crowned IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s). What has transpired for Breazeale in the last four months, has been nothing short of the irony in how he has reached this point to possibly fight Joshua; is his fate as he sees it. Read the rest

1976 Olympic Team Reunites For 40th Anniversary!

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Van Heerden Wins Majority Decision Over Claggett!

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ChrisVanHeerdenfightFormer IBO World welterweight champion Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden put himself back into title contention position, winning a 10-round majority decision over Steve “The Dragon” Claggett in this evening’s main event, under the neon lights at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center(DLVEC) outdoor venue.  The “Knockout Night at the D” series, which airs live on CBS Sports Network, is presented by the D Las Vegas and DLVEC), promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions and returns Saturday evening, May 21. Read the rest

Mario Barrios Dominates In 2016 Debut!

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IBF #15 super-featherweight ranked contender, Mario Barrios, remained undefeated with a dominating unanimous decision victory over Edgar Gabejan (26-33-6, 9 KOs) a veteran of over 500 ronds, improving his record to (15-0, 8 KOs).
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Barrios To Face Veteran Edgar Gabejan!

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MarioBarrios1Unbeaten super lightweight contender, Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KO), has an opponent named for his upcoming bout scheduled for this Saturday, April 16 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Barrios will face Edgar Gabejan (27-32-6, 9 KOs), his most experienced foe to date, a veteran with over 500 battle tested rounds.  The non-televised 8-round bout will take place on the undercard of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC tripleheader headlined by undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. taking on former world champion Chris Algieri.  Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Read the rest

Video Of Bradley-Pacquiao Weigh-in From Vegas!

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Martin-Joshua Weights From 02 Arena, London!

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TV: Showtime
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(Photo by:  Laurence Lustig)

Venue: O2 Arena, London
Charles Martin 245lbs vs. Anthony Joshua 244lbs
(IBF heavyweight title)
Lee Selby 125.1lbs vs. Eric Hunter 125.3lbs
(IBF featherweight title)
Jamie McDonnell 117.4lbs vs. Fernando Vargas (heavy, will reweigh)
(WBA bantamweight title)
Matthew Macklin 159.6lbs vs. Brian Rose 159.3lbs
George Groves 167.1lbs vs. David Brophy 167.5lbs

Note: David Haye and Shannon Briggs were on hand at the weigh-in and created a disturbance. Afterward, Haye announced that there is a deal for Briggs to fight on the undercard of his May 21 bout with Arnold Gjergjaj and if Briggs is licensed and wins, Haye-Briggs is next.