Mancunian Super-Featherweight contender eyes World Title shot
By Matchroom boxing
Zelfa Barrett has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and will make his highly-anticipated Sky Sports debut on the blockbuster Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin bill at Manchester Arena on Saturday May 2.
Regarded as one of the hottest prospects in British boxing, Barrett (23-1, 14 KOs) landed the Commonwealth Title with a shutout points win over British rival Lyon Woodstock at the First Direct Arena in Leeds back in June 2019.
Nephew of former European Super-Lightweight Champion Pat Barrett, ‘Brown Flash’ has won 23 of his 24 professional fights, with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout, and the 26-year-old hopes to kick on to World Title contention, starting with a big performance in his home city.
“This is a new chapter, there’s some big opportunities for me,” said Barrett. “I want to keep picking up belts and improving, I’ve got the capabilities to go all the way. I believe in my own ability. I’ve had two good wins on the bounce and now I’m looking to push on in 2020 and beyond.
“I wouldn’t waste anyone’s time if I didn’t believe I could win a World Title, this is why I’m here - to win a World Title. There’s no one in my weight category I fear, I’m ready to fight anyone with the right preparation and notice. I admire fighters in and around my weight but there’s no one I would avoid.
“Fighting in my own city of Manchester is a very important thing for me. May 2 will be a great occasion to mark my Matchroom debut. I’m not just taking part, I’m there boxing on the big stage with Dillian Whyte and Katie Taylor. My style is exciting. I’ve got speed, I can punch. Sometimes I surprise myself with what I can do, the fans will need to sit up and watch every second of every round.”
"I’m delighted to welcome Zelfa to the team - he has a huge future ahead of him," said Eddie Hearn. "We have recently seen two Manchester World Champions depart from the sport and the city is crying out for a new star - I feel Zelfa is the man to carry the torch and we will give him all the opportunities to make his way to the very top of the sport."
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IntuBoxing's Bryan Connolly describes today's weigh-in for Matchroom Boxing's final 'Fight Camp' event this Saturday, which includes a WBC title eliminator between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin and a highly anticipated rematch between Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon.
WATCHING THE IBF International super welterweight belt change hands over the weekend made Troy Williamson even hungrier for success and the Trojan says he would be happy to dine out on both the winner and loser.
TV reality star Idris Virgo claims his destined superstardom shall come from cracking lips in the boxing ring rather than kissing them!
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Birmingham love ace features on the undercard of Shakan Pitters v Chad Sugden’s British Light-Heavyweight title clash, exclusively live on Channel 5.
CHRIS BOURKE ENTERS into his first title encounter at the BT Studio on July 25 against the also unbeaten Ramez Mahmood, but is also happy to set his sights a little higher and contemplate a challenge to British and Commonwealth super bantamweight king Brad Foster.
“Well good afternoon everyone. Thank you for turning out today on this beautiful Welsh afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be back, it really is. I think anytime that you return to a city that loves their boxing and is pleased to see you, it’s always nice. We see it in Newcastle, April 4th, fans now really embracing that city as a regular stop on the Sky Sports calendar and I think there’s no reason why Cardiff can’t do the same.
UK fight fans can look forward to watching the conclusion of another World Boxing Super Series tournament after the WBSS partnered with Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports to exclusively broadcast the massive Mairis Briedis vs Yuniel Dorticos Ali Trophy showdown later this month.
Filip Hrgovi? (10-0, 8 KOs) will face Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KOs) on April 17 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland as the fast rising Heavyweight star looks to continue his climb up the World rankings with a victory over the hard-hitting Louisianan, live on DAZN in the US and RTL in Croatia.
"What a fight! Dillian Whyte against Alexander Povetkin for the WBC Interim World Heavyweight Championship live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office. The response to this fight in the last 24 hours has been incredible and we'll talk more about the fight and of course the importance of the Heavyweight division right now which will always be the flag bearer for the professional code. Three months ago, all of the belts with the PBC in America, now of course all of those belts in Britain with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Josh Taylor defends his unified IBF, WBA and Ring Magazine belts in a homecoming occasion at the Hydro in Glasgow on May 2 against the unbeaten Thai ApinunKhongsong.
Taylor and the undercard fighters gathered today in Glasgow to preview the huge show, live on BT Sport, and below are a selection of the quotes.
WBO No.2 ranked contender Zach Parker (18-0, 12 KOs) came face to face with No.1 ranked Rohan Murdock (24-1, 17 KOs) for the first time at today’s press conference ahead of their super middleweight clash on Saturday March 7th at the Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
THE EAGERLY ANTICIPATED 'Seek and Destroy' showdown between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce at the o2 Arena on April 11 now has a blockbuster chief support in place with Anthony Yarde set to take on the unbeaten Lyndon Arthur.
Zach Parker has his sights set on Super Middleweight supremacy as the undefeated former British Champion looks to earn his first World Title shot when he takes on Australia’s Rohan Murdock this Saturday, March 7th at the Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
Berlanga to highlight Shakur Stevenson-Miguel Marriaga undercard from Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Berlanga, John Bauza-Romain Tomas and the rest of the undercard will stream live on ESPN+ starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Lasisi-Jimenez super flyweight battle tops #MTKFightNight card from Dubai Friday starting at 11 a.m. ET
Dignum-Meli middleweight clash headlines #MTKFightNight Brentwood, England card Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. ET
Andrew ‘The Beast’ Tabiti is ready for a comeback and believes Mairis Briedis will take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the WBSS cruiserweight final against IBF champion Yuniel Dorticos on March 21 at the Arena Riga.
UNIFIED WORLD SUPER lightweight champion Josh Taylor will fight in Glasgow again, at the SSE Hydro, for his mandatory defence of his IBF title against the unbeaten Thai Apinun Khongsong on Saturday May 2, live on BT Sport.
Craig Richards forced to withdraw from title fight against Shakan Pitters due to viral infection
Newark warrior steps up to face Birmingham rival for the Vacant title in Midlands derby thriller, LIVE on free-to-air Channel 5
THE ALREADY HUGE heavyweight showdown between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce at the o2 Arena on April 11 - live on BT Sport Box Office - has just got bigger with news that the vacant European title will also be on the line.
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MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
Parker and Rohan Murdock, the No.1 and No.2 ranked Super-Middleweights with the WBO, will clash at Manchester Arena on Saturday March 7, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US, with the winner eyeing a shot a reigning World Champion Billy Joe Saunders.
Kane Baker and Liam Davies put in solid displays on Friday as they warmed-up for their upcoming English Title tilts.
The pair were joined by a host of local talent on BCB Promotions’ first show of the year – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – at Walsall Football Club.
The ‘KO King’ Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) and his opponent Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) both comfortably made weight on Friday afternoon ahead of their IBF Super Middleweight World title fight this Saturday night at the 20,000 seater Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, USA.
(Feb. 13, 2020) — Heavyweight contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas, the Colombian-born, Canadian-based puncher on the precipice of a world title shot, has inked a multi-fight promotional agreement with Top Rank. Rivas, who is co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel, will return on an ESPN platform in 2020.
ONE WEEK after his titanic battle with Joe Joyce was officially announced, Daniel Dubois has sought to dismiss his opponents past accomplishments and again insisted that their fight on April 11 at London's O2 Arena will be the last of Juggernaut’s career.
Zach Parker and Rohan Murdock, the No.1 and No.2 ranked Super-Middleweights with the WBO, will clash at Manchester Arena on Saturday March 7, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US, with the winner eyeing a shot a reigning World Champion Billy Joe Saunders.
Crayford super-featherweight hotshot clashes with tough Frenchman on 25th April at National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, LIVE in the UK on Channel 5
Hennessy Sports’ new signing Isaac Chamberlain features on the action-packed show
The ‘KO King’ Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) came face to face with Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) for the first time at Thursday’s press conference ahead of their IBF Super Middleweight World title fight this Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
24-year-old German contender Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) holds no fear about facing Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) as he prepares to challenge the undefeated American this Saturday night for the IBF Super Middleweight World title at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
"I am very proud and very happy to welcome the No.1 Featherweight in the world back to Matchroom, Sky Sports and DAZN. It’s funny how life works out, it was a conversation I had with Steve Wood and I asked him, “When’s Warrington out of contract again?”, and it all went from there.
Signs long term promotional deal with Mick Hennessy and will be seen live on Channel 5
‘Chambo’ finally returns to action on two show in a month as he fires up career and puts cruiserweight division on notice
With his opponent now confirmed, Stoke favourite Nathan Heaney, is set to fill another arena ahead of his forthcoming IBO Continental Title fight.
The 30-year-old will fight on home soil at King’s Hall next month for the vacant IBO title and has already sold an impressive 750 tickets as his fellow “Stokies” flock to back his corner.
"It’s a pleasure to be back in Newcastle and it’s fair to say that you guys here today and especially the man to my right have revolutionised the boxing scene here. It’s going to be nearly two years when we return on April 4 since Lewis’ first big fight there against Paul Hyland and we witnessed a great performance from him that night.
Katharina Thanderz says she wants to fight Terri Harper next having witnessed the British boxer dethrone Eva Wahlstrom for the WBC Female World Super Featherweight title on Saturday in Sheffield, England.
AVANESYAN AND KELLY MEET IN GRUDGE MATCH AT THE O2
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David Avanesyan will defend his EBU European Welterweight Title against undefeated rising star Josh Kelly in a bitter grudge match at The O2 in London on Saturday March 28,
Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) hosted a press conference today in his home city of Karlsruhe ahead of flying out to Nashville, Tennessee, where he will challenge Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) for the IBF Super Middleweight World title at the Bridgestone Arena on February 15th.
Following a blockbuster year for Croatian heavyweight sensation Filip Hrgovi? (10-0, 8 KOs) and German teenage prodigy Sophie Alisch (5-0, 1 KO) both have been nominated for the WBC’s ‘Prospect of the Year’ Award for 2019.
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Saturday, February 22 in Historic Mega PPV Event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
German boxing star Abass Baraou (8-0, 5 KOs) and his opponent Abraham Juarez (16-4, 6 KOs) have both made weight ahead of their super welterweight showdown tomorrow at the Work Your Champ Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Abass Baraou (8-0, 5 KOs) went head to head with Mexico’s Abraham ‘Pitbull’ Juarez (16-4, 6 KOs) for the first time at today’s press conference ahead of their show topping fight on Saturday January 25th at the Work Your Champ Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
VERONA, N.Y. (Jan. 10, 2020) — Puerto Rican superstar Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, inching closer to a lightweight world title shot, will see action on a special Top Rank on ESPN show Saturday, Jan. 18 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas met face-to-face in at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas ahead of their Welterweight showdown at the venue on Saturday February 29, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK – and tickets go on sale at 10am (CST) today.
Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and Cuba’s Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) clash for the Ali Trophy in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series on March 21, 2020, at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.
Boxing has long been considered the sweet science so it is only fitting that the latest pugilist to enter the arena to represent his home town of Birmingham runs a dessert shop when he’s not in the ring.
DANIEL DUBOIS AND his opponent at the Copper Box Arena, Kyotaro Fujimoto, went face-to-face for the first time at the BT studios in Stratford ahead of the bumper ‘The Fight Before Christmas’ show on Saturday night, live on BT Sport 1, with the WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles at stake.
NEW YORK (December 16, 2019) – Today, Roc Nation Sports announced that Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker will take on new opponent, Uriel “Bombardero” Perez (19-4, 17 KOs), in his December 20th matchup in Phoenix, Ariz. Maurice’s previously announced opponent, Pedro “Roca” Campa (31-1, 21 KOs), withdrew from the fight due to an eye injury acquired while sparring.
Frank Smith, CEO of Matchroom Boxing:
"Thank you everyone for joining us here in London ahead of Thursday night's huge JD NXTGEN show at York Hall. It has been an unbelievable year and what better way to finish, this and Friday night in Phoenix, Arizona. We start with the JD NXTGEN card with this whole host of talent.
It was announced today that Queensberry Promotions and long term sponsors Kindred Group, whose brands include 32Red and Unibet, are launching a new fight week series for selected Queensberry Promotions Fight Nights.
Undefeated Middleweight star Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) will defend his WBO World Middleweight Championship against contender Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs) at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on Thursday January 30, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.
Crawford to defend WBO welterweight title LIVE on ESPN against Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas Saturday evening (9 p.m. ET) from Madison Square Garden
Richard Commey to defend lightweight crown against unbeatean sensation Teofimo Lopez
Irish sensation Michael Conlan seeks Olympic revenge against Vladimir Nikitin
NEW YORK CITY (Dec. 10, 2019) — Pound-for-pound king and WBO welterweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford returns to Madison Square Garden Saturday evening (9 p.m. ET, ESPN) as the headliner for the card of the year, a three-headed monster that will follow the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
In the biggest Heavyweight fight of the decade, Anthony Joshua OBE (23-1, 21 KOs) recaptured his position as the unified World Heavyweight Champion with a masterful unanimous decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2, 22 KOs) in a rematch that captured the world’s attention.
Filip Hrgovi? (10-0, 8 KOs) announced himself on the world stage with a sensational three round demolition of two-time World title challenger Eric Molina (27-6, 19 KOs) to retain his WBC International Heavyweight title at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
Filip Hrgovi? (9-0, 7 KOs) has arrived in Saudi Arabia ahead of his WBC International Heavyweight Title clash with Eric Molina (27-5, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Diriyah Arena on the undercard of the huge rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Titles.
In less than a week Saudi Arabia will host what is regarded as one of the biggest sporting events to ever be staged in the Middle East, the highly-anticipated Heavyweight World Championship fight dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’ presented by Public Investment Fund (PIF).
LIAM WILLIAMS WILL fight in a shootout to determine No.1 spot in the WBO world middleweight rankings against the American Alantez Fox at the Copper Box Arena on ‘The Fight Before Christmas' card on December 21.
Alexander Besputin took three scores of 116-112 to land the vacant WBA Welterweight World Title against fellow Russian Radzhab Butaev at the Casino de Monte-Carlo earlier this evening, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
"It’s unbelievable that a year has passed since our last tournament here in Monte-Carlo and it really is a privilege to keep returning here to this incredible place. How often do you get to experience boxing in a place of such beauty, this is something completely different.
NEW YORK (November 26, 2019) – Roc Nation Sports’ Chinese heavyweight star Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei (20-0, 16 KOs) will enter the ring for the biggest fight of his career on Nov. 30 at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco, where he will battle Ukraine’s Andriy Rudenko (32-4, 20 KOs). The cant-miss fight is presented by Matchroom Boxing in association with Roc Nation Sports, and will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the U.K. and DAZN in the U.S.
An iconic fight needs a spectacular venue and few can compare to the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia which is now ready for a historic night as the Clash On The Dunes sees World Champion Andy Ruiz Jr take on Anthony Joshua.
London, UK (20 November 2019) New British boxing star Alex Dilmaghani can’t wait for his first fight of 2020 and is confident he will win a World title after his riveting shoot-out with Francisco Fonseca last Saturday night at the York Hall.
CONNOR PARKER JOKED that he might attempt to carry out an impression of Vasyl Lomachenko when he steps in the ring with Sam Maxwell at Arena, Birmingham on November 30, with Maxwell's WBO European super lightweight title at stake.
Katharina Thanderz (13-0, 2 KOs) becomes Norway’s latest World Champion following a bloody battle with Danila Ramos (8-2, 1 KO) last night in Oslo to claim the WBC Interim Female World Super Featherweight title.
One day after Christmas opponent Kyotaro Fujimoto compared Daniel Dubois to a bear, and unveiled a man in a panda suit as his sparring partner, ‘Dynamite’ has warned that “Fujimoto needs to be careful".
Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) will have star support from Argentinian boxing legend Sergio Martinez when she meets Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) for the interim WBC World Super Featherweight title on November 16th in Oslo.
Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) came face-to-face with her opponent Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) for the first time at a press conference today in Oslo ahead of their interim WBC World Super Featherweight title fight on Saturday night.
Moloney Brothers to kick things off Friday morning from Australia at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT
Fornling-Bösel interim light heavyweight world title LIVE from Germany Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT
TWO #MTKFightNight shows round out the action
Kai Robin Havnaa (15-0, 13 KOs) has a new opponent set for his cruiserweight clash on Saturday night with Mariano Angel Gudino (13-3, 8 KOs) replacing Al Sands, who has withdrawn from their scheduled contest.
London, UK (12 November 2019) It would be a serious shortcoming to dismiss the courteous and articulate manner with which Alex Dilmaghani habitually carries himself in Civvy Street as any form of weakness.
Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) is fired up ahead of her hotly anticipated interim WBC Female World Super Featherweight title clash with Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) on Saturday, November 16th at the Ekeberghallen in Oslo.
After a war fit for the moniker of the World Boxing Super Series Final, Naoya Inoue showed his class by allowing Nonito Donaire fulfil his promise to his children to bring home the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Danila Ramos’ (8-1, 1 KO) coach Marcos Martinez is confident his fighter can defeat Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) to claim the interim WBC Female World Super Featherweight title when they meet on November 16th in Oslo.
Coach Jesus Antonio Labrador is predicting a knockout win for Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) when she faces Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) for the interim WBC World Super Featherweight title on November 16th in Oslo.
Leon Bunn (15-0, 8 KOs) defended his IBF International Light Heavyweight title on Saturday night with a dominant performance over Enrico Kölling (26-4, 8 KOs) that saw him win via unanimous decision at the CGM Arena, Koblenz.
Filip Hrgovi? (9-0, 7 KOs) steps up to face former World Title challenger Eric Molina (27-5, 19 KOs) as part of a colossal night of boxing at the Diriyah Arena in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7 featuring the Unified Heavyweight World Title rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
First details of the supporting cast to the colossal Unified Heavyweight World Title rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua have now been confirmed. The rivals will lock horns again at the Diriyah Arena in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
"This is a big night for many reasons, Michael Buffer just touched there on it being the final fight of Anthony Crolla. I think that after the press conference we are going to forget the niceties of the career and memories and concentrate on a very important fight for him on Saturday.
Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) has warned Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) not to expect an easy night when they contest the interim WBC Female World Super Featherweight crown on November 16th at the Ekeberghallen in Oslo.
On October 25 at Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy, IBF International super middleweight champion Daniele Scardina successfully defended his title defeating on points two-time Belgian champion Ilias Achergui on the 10 rounds distance.
Abass Baraou (8-0, 5 KOs) defended his WBC International Super Welterweight title with a sensational sixth round technical knockout over John O’Donnell (33-3, 11 KOs) on the same night Denis Radovan (13-0-1, 6 KOs) was victorious over Luke Blackledge (26-9-2, 9 KOs) on the World Boxing Super Series undercard at The 02, London.
Team Sauerland’s WBC International Super Welterweight Champion Abass Baraou (7-0, 4 KOs) and IBF European Middleweight Champion Denis Radovan (12-0-1, 5 KOs) both made weight today at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, ahead of their UK debuts this Saturday night on the World Boxing Super Series undercard in London.
USA’s Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) and Scotland’s Josh Taylor (15-0, 12 KOs) were both in a confrontational mood at Thursday’s press conference before their WBSS Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final on Saturday at The O2 in London
Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo are delighted to confirm further details of The Monte-Carlo Showdown – an unmissable evening of World Championship boxing taking place in the stunning and unique Monaco setting on Saturday November 30, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
Team Sauerland’s German IBF European Middleweight Champion Denis Radovan (12-0-1, 5 KOs) will fight under the tutelage of new trainer Grant Smith for the first time on Saturday night as he faces the experienced Luke Blackledge (26-8-2, 9 KOs) at The 02 in London.
FRANK WARREN’S Queensberry Promotions held a press conference today to officially launch their “Midlands Mayhem’ card featuring six title fights at Arena Birmingham on Saturday November 30, live on BT Sport.
On October 25 at Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy, IBF International super middleweight champion Daniele Scardina (17-0 with 14 KOs) will defend against two-time Belgian champion Ilias Achergui (13-4-1 with 6 KOs) on the 10 rounds distance.
Berterbiev-Gvozdyk and Luis Collazo-Kudratillo Abdukakhorov welterweight showdown to air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Undercard to stream on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
The IBO World title on now the line for the rescheduled clash on Saturday 16th November at the York Hall, live on Channel 5.
Fonseca’s brother Freddy makes it double-trouble when he takes on Irish star John Joe Nevin in WBA International title clash.
Team Sauerland’s 24-year-old heavyweight contender Albon Pervizaj (12-0, 9 KOs) returns to the ring on November 2nd in Koblenz as he faces unbeaten Bosnian Dusan Veletic (3-0-1, 2 KOs) over eight rounds at the CGM Arena.
German middleweight star Denis Radovan (12-0-1, 5 KOs) will make his international debut on October 26th on the undercard of the Ali Trophy Super Lightweight Final between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis at The 02 in London.
Post-2019 Heisman Trophy Presentation telecast (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m PT.) will also feature Richard Commey-Teofimo Lopez lightweight title fight and the highly anticipated Michael Conlan-Vladimir Nikitin featherweight grudge match
ickets starting at $56 go on sale Friday, October 18 at 12 p.m. ET
Former Nicaraguan world champion Cristofer Rosales will return to the ring to face Mexican Julio César “Rey” Martínez, possibly on December 13, for the vacant fly title of the World Boxing Council, WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán told ESPN.
Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren today held the final press conference ahead of Josh Warrington’s third IBF world featherweight championship defence at First Direct Arena, Leeds on Saturday (October 12), live on BT Sport.
The fight between European lightweight champion Francesco Patera (22-3 with 8 KOs) and Italian lightweight champion Domenico Valentino (8-0 with 1 KO) on the 12 round distance is the co-main event of the October 25 card at Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy, promoted by Opi Since 82, Matchroom Boxing Italy and DAZN which will stream it live.
IBO International Cruiserweight Champion Kai Robin Havnaa (15-0, 13 KOs) will face the hard-hitting American dangerman Al Sands (20-4-1, 14 KOs) on November 16th in Oslo as he looks to move into World title contention.
Sophie Alisch (4-0, 1 KO) will face the toughest test of her career on November 2nd as the 17-year-old boxing sensation takes on former two-time World title challenger Irma Balijagic Adler (16-12, 8 KOs) at the CGM Arena, Koblenz
November 2: Jerwin Ancajas-Jonathan Rodriguez Junior Bantamweight Title Bout Set for Miguel Berchelt-Jason Sosa Co-Feature LIVE on ESPN
Berchelt-Sosa and Ancajas-Rodriguez to air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
Alex Saucedo-Rod Salka and Javier Molina-Hiroki Okada headline ESPN+ undercard stream starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) will have star support from some of Norway’s top boxing talents when she meets Danila Ramos (8-1, 1 KO) for the WBC World Super Featherweight title on November 16th at the Ekeberghallen.
Rising Team Sauerland stars Leon Bauer (16-0-1, 9 KOs) and Patrick Wojcicki (13-0-1, 4 KOs) return to action on November 9 as both men look to further their World title ambitions with a victory at the Kuppel in Hamburg, Germany.
FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2019) — Tickets for Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring’s WBO junior lightweight title defense against No. 1 contender Lamont Roach Jr. — Saturday, Nov. 9 under the lights at Chukchansi Park — are on sale now.
Abass Baraou (7-0, 4 KOs) will make his UK debut on October 26 at The O2 in London as the unbeaten German super welterweight sensation faces John O’Donnell (33-2, 11 KOs) on the World Boxing Super Series undercard, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
BOLTON, UK (26 September 2019) Septuagenarian fight face Ronnie Davies – Svengali to the Eubanks, Senior and Junior – has scaled the highest summits in the boxing business so his counsel merits full attention.
Leon Bunn (14-0, 8 KOs) will defend his IBF International Light Heavyweight title against German rival Enrico Koelling (26-3, 8 KOs) in a huge domestic showdown on November 2 at the CGM Arena in Koblenz.
October 18: Collazo-Abdukakhorov Co-Feature Set for Beterbiev-Gvozdyk Light Heavyweight Title Unification Card in Philadelphia
Collazo-Abdukakhorov LIVE on ESPN & ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET
Undercard streaming on ESPN+ starting at 7 p.m. ET
London, England (20 September 2019) North-west fight fans get a second chance to savour the smooth southpaw skills of soaring super-featherweight Alex Dilmaghani when the fast rising star tops the Premier Suite, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton on Saturday 28th September, exclusively live on Channel 5 from 9pm.
EBENEZER TETTEH BELIEVES he will not be intimidated by the hulking presence of Daniel Dubois in the opposite corner when the pair collide with the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title at stake on Friday September 27.
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2019) —Tyson Fury sure knows how to dress for the occasion. Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion, entered Tuesday's media workout in a traditional lucha libre wrestling mask. Fury will defend his title against fellow unbeaten Otto Wallin Saturday at T-Mobile Arena as part of the Las Vegas' Mexican Independence Day Weekend festivities.
HOT TALENT ALEX DILMAGHANI AIMS TO FORCE A WORLD TITLE SHOT WHEN HE CONFRONTS NICARAGUA’S FORMIDABLE FRANCISO FONSECA AT THE MOTE HALL, MOTE PARK, MAIDSTONE, ON SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER.
The A graders punch it out for the WBA International title in the headline event of Hennessy Sports’ fight night in association with Infinitum, Channel 5 and Voltarol
Mikael Lawal (12-0, 7 KOs) has been shortlisted for the Boxing Writers' Club Young Boxer of the Year award following a stellar 2019 that has seen him crowned winner of the cruiserweight edition of the Ultimate Boxxer tournament.
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 15, 2019) – The press conference overlooked the new crown jewel of Los Angeles soccer, the year-old Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's LAFC. In two days, the inaugural boxing card will take place at the stadium, headlined by Emanuel Navarrete's WBO junior featherweight title defense against unbeaten challenger Francisco De Vaca (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).
Hadi Srour (3-0, 2 KOs) will have a familiar face in his corner when he meets Evgenii Vazem (8-7, 3 KOs) on Saturday in Ludwigshafen, Germany with former Cecilia Brækhus coach Georg Bramowksi joining his training team.
Katharina Thanderz (11-0, 2 KOs) has her sights set on a World title challenge as she looks to claim her twelfth professional victory against Monica Gentili (6-10, 1 KO) on Saturday at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 8, 2019) — Opportunity has knocked for former WBA super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa. After Carl Frampton suffered a freak injury at the fight hotel Monday — a concrete pillar fell and broke his left hand — Sosa's 10-rounder versus Haskell Lydell Rhodes was elevated to the main event.
BELFAST (Aug. 1, 2019) – The final press conference for Michael Conlan's homecoming bout — Saturday evening at Falls Park against Diego Alberto Ruiz — was a relatively subdued affair compared to what will be a raucous, sold-out atmosphere when he steps into the ring.
BELFAST (July 31, 2019) – Michael "Mick" Conlan emerged from Belfast City Hall and walked up the steps of the makeshift ring set up outside in Donegall Square. In the center of the city, Conlan, the fighting pride of Belfast, took center stage.
Following news that Dillian Whyte failed a drug test prior to his victory over Oscar Rivas on 20 July, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has suspended Whyte's status as mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder's WBC title.
BELFAST (July 29, 2019) —The show had to go on.
After Olympic nemesis Vladimir Nikitin bowed out due to injury, Michael "Mick" Conlan found a new opponent for his Belfast homecoming in Diego Alberto Ruiz (21-2, 10 KOs).
Jose Ramirez delivered a stunning 6th round KO win over Maurice Hooker to unify the WBC and WBO World Super-Lightweight titles at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
British heavyweight boxer and mandatory for Deontay Wilder's WBC title, Dillian Whyte, has tested positive for a banned substance prior to his unanimous decision victory over Oscar Rivas according to Boxing Scene's Thomas Hauser.
Katharina Thanderz (11-0, 2 KOs) and Hadi Srour (3-0, 2 KOs) return to action on August 17 on the undercard of Vincent Feigenbutz’s super middleweight clash with Cesar Nunez at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
This Saturday we have a host of battles on our hands and its being brought to us live on Sky Box Office from Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. Yes the main event of the show is Whyte vs Rivas but the undercard has such a strong lineup, we will have fireworks from the first to the last bell.
OXON HILL, Md. (July 17, 2019) —Teofimo Lopez is on the fast track to a world title shot. Standing in his way is a fellow unbeaten fighter, Masayoshi Nakatani, the longtime OBPF lightweight king who represents the stiffest test of Lopez's young career.
(July 16, 2019) — One of Great Britain’s most promising welterweights, Michael “The Problem” McKinson, is ready to conquer Europe. McKinson, a native of Portsmouth, England, will take on Russian veteran Evgeny Pavko in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO European welterweight title on the latest edition of #MTKFightNight Saturday from the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England.
The Heavyweight title eliminator between Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas for the number one spot in the WBC will be streamed live in all DAZN markets on Saturday, July 20, from The O2 in London. DAZN is available across four continents with the service available in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil.
OXON HILL, Md. (July 11, 2019) — The fighting pride of Brazil, middleweight contender Esquiva “La Pantera” Falcao, has a world title shot on his mind. The next step for the 2012 Olympic silver medalist is Jesus Antonio Gutierrez in a 10-round showdown Friday, July 19 at MGM National Harbor.
Filip Hrgovi? (8-0, 6 KOs) will face Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in the US, Sky Sports in the UK and RTL in Croatia.
On August 17, German knockout specialist Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) will take the next step on his ‘Road to the Top’ against unbeaten Spaniard Cesar Nunez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
‘Gallo’ puts WBC strap on the line in Hermosillo backyard against American Beamon
Juan Francisco Estrada will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight titles against Dewayne Beamon at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Heavyweight contender next out on August 2
Martin Bakole has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and will make his Sky Sports and DAZN debut when he clashes with Ecuador’s Ytalo Perea at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the August 2 JD NXTGEN show.
21st September Rotherham Magna Centre IBO European
Anthony the Truth Tomlinson,
Martin Mullinder of IntuBoxing.com recently caught up with BBBofC Central Area Welterweight
Champion, Anthony ( The Truth) Tomlinson about his upcoming fight with Rob Hunt. The bout
represents the opportunity to add yet another title to his fledgling career. The International
Boxing Organisation Continental Welterweight Championship being the prize come September
21st at Rotherham’s Magna Centre.
Super-Featherweight king meets mandatory challenger on July 27
Tevin Farmer will defend his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against Guillaume Frenois at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on Saturday July 27, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Ritson v Hughes, Cullen v Harding Jr & Bakole v Perea land on August 2 bill
Anthony Fowler will headline his first ever show in his hometown at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Friday August 2 when he steps-up to take on former World title challenger Brian Rose on the latest instalment if the JD NXTGEN series, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
It’s Ashes summer and like any true-born Australian worth his salt, Dib is intent on a spot of Brit-bashing
Khan v Dib headlines a huge night of fights and entertainment in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fury v Peter, Patel v Banquez, Penalosa v Dlamini in big championship title action
Stars Lennox Lewis, Chuck Liddell, Israel Adesanya at ringside with rap megastars Rick Ross and Tyga performing LIVE at the King Abdullah Sports City
Conlan-Ruiz and Luke Keeler-Luis Arias to stream LIVE in the United States on ESPN+ beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
BELFAST (July 3, 2019) — Michael Conlan has a new opponent for his Belfast homecoming. Conlan, who was originally slated to face former Olympic nemesis Vladimir Nikitin, will take on the dangerous Diego Alberto “El Profeta” Ruiz in a 10-round featherweight showdown Saturday, Aug. 3 at Falls Park as part of the city’s annual Féile an Phobail summer festival.
PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2019) — Carl “The Jackal” Frampton is on the hunt for another world title. Frampton, the former two-division world champion from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will make his first stateside appearance in more than two years in a 10-round featherweight bout against the hard-hitting Emmanuel Dominguez on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center.
Scheduled four-bout stream to begin at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT
(July 1, 2019) — Nordine Oubaali is set to make the first defense of his WBC world bantamweight title against tough Filipino contender Arthur Villanueva Saturday at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, as part of the nation’s celebration of Capital City Day.
‘Boo Boo’ floors and shuts-out Pole in Providence
Demetrius Andrade produced a dominant performance in shutting out Maciej Sulecki to defend his WBO World Middleweight title for the second time against Maciej Sulecki at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Carlos Adames retains NABO and NABF super welterweight titles, decisions Patrick Day
TEMECULA, Calif (June 28, 2019) — The young champion took the old veteran to school. Richard "RC" Commey made the first defense of his IBF world lightweight title, knocking down former world champion Ray Beltran four times en route to an eighth-round knockout in front of 2,795 fans at Pechanga Resort Casino.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (27 June 2019) The World Boxing Council (WBC) has sanctioned the organisation’s Vacant International Welterweight title to be contested between Amir Khan and Billy Dib on Friday 12th July at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
It was announced yesterday that Khan would now face Australian Dib after original opponent Neeraj Goyat was forced to withdraw following his involvement in a serious car accident that has required him to have hospital treatment.
WBO Middleweight king defends title on home turf
On Saturday night, WBO Middleweight World Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs) will make his second middleweight title defense against dangerous challenger Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and live exclusively on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
ESPN (10 p.m. ET)
Richard Commey 134.4 lbs vs. * Ray Beltran 136.8 lbs
(Commey's IBF Lightweight world title - 12 Rounds)
Judges/Referee: Robert Hoyle, Lou Moret and Alejandro Rochin/Eddie Hernandez Sr.
* Beltran 1.8 pounds over the lightweight limit and not eligible to win the title
YIGIT ARRIVES IN LONDON READY FOR OZGUL CLASH
Former World title challenger Anthony Yigit (23-1-1, 8 KOs) has arrived in London ready for his super lightweight showdown with Siar Ozgul (15-3, 3 KOs) on Friday night at the English capital's iconic York Hall boxing venue.
Kiwi Heavyweight continuing path back to World glory in Rhode Island
Joseph Parker is ready to step up his ambitions to reclaim his World champion status as he faces Alex Leapai at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
The World Boxing Council has finalized the process of the appointment of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as Franchise Champion.
During its recent mid-year meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, the WBC Board of Governors approved rule 3.26 of the WBC Rules and Regulations, which creates the designation of WBC Franchise Champion. The Franchise Champion is a special designation and status which the WBC may bestow to a current WBC World Champion, who is also an elite boxer, and who has achieved and maintains the highest of statures in the sport. Under Rule 3.26, in its discretion, the WBC may, upon a 2/3rd vote of the Board of Governors, designate in each weight category one WBC Franchise Champion. A Franchise Champion shall enjoy special status with respect to his or her mandatory obligations, holding multiple titles and competing for titles of other organizations, as the WBC Board of Governors rules on a case-by-case basis.
Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes FRIDAY from Pechanga Resort Casino Carlos Adames-Patrick Day 154-pound clash to serve as co-feature
TEMECULA, Calif. (June 26, 2019) – The road to lightweight supremacy continues Friday at Pechanga Resort Casino when IBF world lightweight champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) makes the first defense of his title against former lightweight world champion Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs).
Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes FRIDAY from Pechanga Resort Casino
Carlos Adames-Patrick Day 154-pound clash to serve as co-feature
TEMECULA, Calif. (June 26, 2019) – The road to lightweight supremacy continues Friday at Pechanga Resort Casino when IBF world lightweight champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) makes the first defense of his title against former lightweight world champion Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs).
Super-Fly king knows a major fight is on the horizon
Kal Yafai knows he must impress in his fifth WBA World Super-Flyweight defense against Norbelto Jimenez at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday night, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK as he targets massive names and unification fights next.
WBO king meets Polish powerhouse on home turf on Saturday
Demetrius Andrade believes he’s on the right path to prove he is the man at 160lbs as he defends his WBO crown against Maciej Sulecki on Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (25 June 2019) Amir Khan and Bill Dosanjh of the Super Boxing League (SBL) today announced an exclusive and groundbreaking partnership agreement with Fitness Time Gym that will initially see eight Super Boxing Gyms opening at properties in key cities throughout Saudi Arabia.
WBO ruler promises to dazzle on home turf against Maciej Sulecki
Demetrius Andrade believes his big homecoming night will be the perfect showcase to secure blockbuster fights as he defends his WBO World Middleweight title against Maciej Sulecki on Saturday June 29 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Thomas Madsen believes Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) is primed to deliver a knockout performance when she defends her WBO World Super Bantamweight title against April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) on June 22 at the Forum Horsens.
Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (23-1, 21 KOs) and Andrew ‘Beast’ Tabiti (17-0, 13 KOs) are both oozing confidence ahead of their WBSS Semi-Final at the Arena Riga on Saturday for the vacant IBF Interim World Championship and a place in the Ali Trophy Final.
Derek Chisora will clash with former World title challenger Artur Szpilka on a huge night of Heavyweight action at The O2 in London on July 20 that also sees Dillian Whyte take on the undefeated Oscar Rivas for the number one spot in the WBC and Dave Allen collide with David Price in a must-win domestic showdown, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.