Errol Spence Jr Backs Canelo to Beat Golovkin

Reigning IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr backs Canelo to beat Golovkin as he believes that Canelo is too fast and too active for GGG.
“I’m going for Canelo. I think Canelo is faster. I think fundamentally he throws more punches, even though they are in spurts, he throws punches from different angles. He just lets his hands go more than Triple G. I feel like Triple G throws only one shot at a time. I feel like Canelo is going to press the issue and win,” Spence told BoxingScene.com.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is slated to fight on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. IBF, IBO, WBC, WBA world Middleweight title is on the line.

Frampton is Willing to Face Lee Selby Next

2-Division world champion Carl Frampton is willing to travel to face IBF Featherweight champion Lee Selby in Selby’s hometown.

Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan is happy to negotiate with Lee Selby’s team.

“We can’t have Santa Cruz in Belfast until next summer when we can go outdoors to a bigger venue. We do need a fight in the meantime so we are going to have to travel. But we won’t be travelling across the Atlantic. If we fight Selby we can fight him in Glasgow, we can fight him in Cardiff, we can fight him in Manchester, London, Birmingham. They all have arenas big enough to hold a crowd that makes it financially viable. I know that is the fight they want but it’s a whole different ball game when you sit down and negotiate with them. Frampton is the draw so they’ve got to understand who the main attraction is. We are happy to negotiate with them but we have to get it on the right terms. We have to get the right terms for Carl.” said McGuigan

Frampton was supposed to fight Mexican Andres Gutierez last weekend in WBC Featherweight title eliminator but the fight was cancelled due to accident where Gutierez accidentally slipped in shower.

Lee Selby the IBF Featherweight champion is coming off 12 round unanimous decision win over Jonathan Victor Barros to defend his title for the fourth time.

ICYMI: Broner Vs. Garcia – Here is the before, during and after the Fight

         
ICYMI: Here is the before, during and after the fight highlights of Mickey Garcia vs Adrien Broner.

Mickey Garcia displays his boxing skills when he beat stylish boxer Adrien Broner last July 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. Three judges Don Ackerman (112-116) Eric Marlinski (111-117) Steve Weisfeld (112-116) gave Garcia the win by wide margin.

Mickey Garcia Doubts That Lomachenko will Move Up to Face Him

Mickey Garcia would love the idea of facing WBO Super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko but he doubts that Lomachenko will move up to 135 pounds to face him.

“Listen, I think that would be a great matchup, based on styles, I hear he is willing to fight me and has mentioned that he wants to fight me. His manager reached out to my brother , asking, you know, maybe we can build that fight up. ” Garcia said during a post-fight press conference.

“But I don’t see him making the move up to 135. You know, he’s fighting a guy at 130 who’s coming from a loss at 126. You know? That doesn’t show me he wants to move to 135. If you’re serious about it, like I said, they can come, you know, give us a phone call. You know, we can bring him on to Showtime. You know? We can definitely have a discussion. I think it would be a great matchup at 135. I ain’t coming down to nobody. I’m not gonna wait for anybody, either.”

WBC Lightweight champion Mickey Garcia (37-0,30) is coming off decisive 12 round unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner in his 140 pounds pro debut while Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1,6) will be defending his WBO world super featherweight title against Miguel Marriaga (25-2,21) on August 5th at Microsoft Theater in LA California.

Taconing Stays Busy As He Awaits For Another World Title Shot

Jonathan “Lightning” Taconing (25-3-1,21) stays busy as he beat Indonesian journeyman Sylem Sirang (8-13-1) Sunday night at The Flash Grand Ball Room of the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City.

In his first world title shot for WBC world light flyweight title in 2012. Taconing suffered a controversial defeat to Kompayak Porpramook in Thailand. On that fight , Taconing is pummeling Porpramook and is in trouble but the referee stops the fight to check a small cut on Porparmook’s left eye which is very questionable. In the fifth round the referee deducted Taconing a point  due to head butt and the fight went to scorecards, two judges gave 50-45, 48-46 for Porpramook and 47-47 a draw. Taconing came back and captured WBC International and OPBF light flyweight titles with eight fight wins in a row to maintain his world ranking. In July 2016 Taconing gets his second world title shot against Mexican Ganigan Lopez in Mexico. The fight went to distance as the champion refused to exchange with heavy handed Filipino. In the end all three judges favored Lopez to retain his WBC light flyweight title by wide margin. Scores were 119-108, 119-108, 115-112.

Taconing’s defeats didn’t stop him from reaching his dream to be a world champion someday. He regain the WBC International title by stopping Salatiel Amit in 10th round in November 2016. Taconing is currently WBO#2 and WBC#3 in Light flyweight division. WBO world title is currently held by Japanese Kosei Tanaka while WBC title is held by another japanese Ken Shiro.

Ortiz Returns with A Bang Stops Corral in Fourth!

Former world champion Victor “Vicious” Ortiz returns with a bang after 15 months hiatus at Rabobank in Bakersfield when he blasts out Saul Corral in the fourth round.

Ortiz and Corral exchanged combinations with Saul Corral connecting clean upper cut in the first round. Ortiz set the tone in the next round until he delivered sharp hook that sent Corral to the canvas in fourth round. Corral rose up but didn’t recover well as Ortiz made a quick follow up to finish Corral.

Watch: Ortiz vs  Corral Highlights: July 30, 2017 – PBC on FS1

Mark John Yap Gets off the Canvas to Stop Masuda

OPBF Bantamweight champion Mark John “Journeyman” Yap (27-12,13KOs) is successful on his first title defense against Japanese Kentaro Masuda (27-8,15KOs) at Sumiyoshi Ward in Osaka Japan.
Osaka based Filipino Yap was down three times in the first round and it seems that Japanese boxer will finish him early but the determination of Yap helps him to came back and stop Masuda in fourth round. Yap and Masuda gave the fans short but entertaining fight that could be nominated as fight of the year candidate in Japan.
“Ganda ng laban, best fight of the year survival talaga ako” Said Yap to powcastsports via facebook interview.
Yap who dubbed himself as “Journeyman” is now eyeing world title shot next.
“Yun ang target WBC and IBF basta bigyan ng chance, Si (Shinsuke) Yamanaka and  (Ryan) Burnet.
Yap acquired the OPBF bantamweight title with 5th round TKO win over former world rated Takahiro Yamamoto in November 2016. He is on eight fight winning streak including win over former WBA interim champion Juan Jose Landeata, former undefeated prospect Tatsuya Ikemizu,
4-times world title challenger Horoyuki Hisataka, former world rated Takahiro Yamamoto and his latest win against Japanese champion Kentaro Masuda.
Mark John Yap of Cagayan de Oro is training under Muto gym in Osaka, He is currently  WBC # 7 and IBF #8 at Bantamweight division and expected to gain higher ranking next month.

Sanman’s Abdulhamid clashes with unbeaten Thai foe

FIGHTING in enemy’s territory has always been a tough task but Adam Diu Abdulhamid of the Sanman Boxing Gym is unfazed of his upcoming fight abroad as he battles an unbeaten Thailander opponent on August 23 in Bangkok Thailand.

Abdulhamid will trade leathers with the unbeaten Downua Ruawakiking for the IBF Asia superlightweight title.

“I am not bothered on being on the road. Once the bell rings, it’s just me and him,” said Abdulhamid, who has 11 wins (4KOs) and three losses.

Abdulhamid is on a two-fight winning streak and has won nine of his last 10 fights.
“This is going to be a good fight and we are confident of Diu’s chances to score a big win,” said Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, chief executive officer of the Sanman Promotions.

Ruawaiking will be putting his unbeaten slate on the line as he is yet to lose in nine fights with seven of those wins coming by way of knockouts.

Manangquil said the upcoming card will be promoted by Jimmy Chaichotchuang of Kiatkreerin Promotions.

Mickey Garcia Makes Statement Defeats Adrien Broner in 140-pound debut!

photo by Showtime 

Mickey Garcia impressed boxing fans by beating 4-weight boxing champion Adrien Broner at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. Three judges Eric Marlinski (117-111), Don Ackerman (116-112) and Steve Weisfeld (116-112) all scored the fight for Mickey Garcia by wide margins. with the win Garcia captured the WBC Diamond belt and would get bigger names in the division.

The early rounds was tactical, Garcia was the busier fighter while Broner was on the move and throw some counter punches occasionally. Garcia attacked Broner and connected hard shots while Broner continued to move around and pick some counter punches. Broner knowing that Garcia is ahead in the scorecards he tried to do action in ninth round where he exchanged punches and  landed body shots that slow down Garcia. Broner landed left hook that knocked Garcia off balance in the 10th but Garcia regained the control in last two rounds.

In the co feature bout Jermell Charlo was successful on his WBC Middleweight title eliminator fight against Argentinean Jorge Sebastian Heiland. Charlo dropped Heiland in second round en route to fourth round knock out win over Argentinean.

Rau’shee Warren Dominates Mcjoe Arroyo Wants Jerwin Ancajas Next!

Rau’shee Warren connecting upper cut to Arroyo

In the battle of Olympians Rau’shee Warren outclassed Puerto Rican Mcjoe Arroyo on the Mickey Garcia-Adrien Broner non-televised undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. All three judges gave the fight for Warren of Cincinnati Ohio. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.

Warren was obviously the sharper and busier fighter throughout the fight. Warren is now the mandatory challenger for IBF world super flyweight title currently held by Filipino puncher Jerwin Ancajas.

This his first fight since losing his WBA/IBO world Bantamweight titles to Kazakhstan’s Zhanat Zhakiyanov in February 2017 where he dropped Zhakiyanov twice in first round but the Kazakh boxer came back to earn a 12-round split decision win.

“I feel really good at this weight. Now it’s time for me to go get a strap. I haven’t been at this weight since the Olympics. I want to get these titles and then go down to 112 pounds for another title. First I want to take care of Jerwin Ancajas.” Warren said.

Victor Ortiz and Saul Corral both Ready for Battle

L-Ortiz, R-Corral, photo by Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champion

Former WBC world champion Victor Ortiz and Saul Corral are both ready for their 10 round Welterweight non-title fight tomorrow at Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield California.

Victor Ortiz weighed in at 145.2 pounds while Mexican Saul Corral weighed in at 145.6 pounds.

In the co feature bout Super welterweight contender Justin Deloach (17-1) will take on fellow once beaten Nathaniel Gallimore (18-1-1).

Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura retire from Boxing

Takashi Uchiyama connecting left straight to Takashi Miura

Two of Japan’s top boxers in Super featherweight (130 pounds) division announced their retirement from professional boxing following their respective defeats in world title fights.

37, Takashi Uchiyama of Tokyo  revealed his retirement when he spoke to local media seven months after his last fight against Jezreel Corrales in a rematch where he lost the fight and failed to regain his title. Uchiyama retires with a record of 24-2-1,20KOs and as a 2- time world champion in 2 weight classes having held the WBA “Super” world Featherweight Title and WBA “Super” world Super featherweight Title. He Has a record of 11-2-1 (10 KO) in World Title fights.

33, Takashi Miura who also residing in Tokyo announced his retirement on his twitter account following loop sided unanimous decision defeat against Mexican Miguel Berchelt last July 15 at The Forum LA. Miura is a former WBC world super featherweight champion he defended the title four times before losing to Mexican Francisco Vargas in 2015. He tried to regain his title but was outpointed by Miguel Berchelt in his last fight.  Miura retires with a record of 31-4-2,24KOs

Uchiyama and Miura once met inside the ring on January 31 2011 where Uchiyama recorded his third title defense against Miura in a war. Miura the harder puncher dropped Uchiyama in the third round but Uchiyama managed to recover and control the rest of the rounds. Miura’s corner called off the fight as Miura’s eye right eye had fully closed due to hard punches from Uchiyama in eight round. Boxing fans called for  a rematch and unification when they are both hoding world titles in 2015 but the rematch will never gonna happen.

Gideon Buthelezi decisions Ponteras to retain IBO Title

                

South African Gideon Buthelezi (20-5.4) successfully retained his IBO World Super flyweight Title  against Filipino challenger Ryan Rey Ponteras (20-12-1)  Friday night at the International Convention Centre in East London in South Africa.

According to report Buthelezi earned a twelve round unanimous decision win over Ponteras to record his third successful title defense.

31 year-old Buthelezi has won three IBO world title belts since making his pro debut in July 2006. He is a three division IBO (International Boxing Organization) world champion. He held the minimumweight and light flyweight versions of IBO belt and currently holding the IBO world title at 115 pounds.

Adrien Broner – Mickey Garcia Official Weigh In Results

Barclays Center, Brooklyn New York- Four division world champion Adrien Broner and three division world champion Mickey Garcia both made weight earlier ahead of their 12 round Super Lightweight bout with WBC Diamond belt on the line.

L-Adrien Broner , R-Mickey Garcia photo by boxingscsene/boxing photos

Morena Vallye California’s Mickey Garcia – 138. 75 pounds

Cincinatti Ohio’s Adrien Broner – 139.5 pounds

In the co feature bout WBC Super Welterweight champion Jermall Charlo will defend his title against challenger Jorge Sebastian Heiland.

Jermell Charlo- 159.25 pounds
Jorge Sebastian Heiland- 158.25 pounds

Carl Frampton Vs Andres Gutierrez is now OFF!

Belfast’s Carl Frampton (23-1,14) fight at SSE Arena in Belfast with Mexican Andres Gutierrez has been cancelled due to an accident to Andres Gutierrez.

Andres Gutierrez suffered cut on his face reportedly due to slip and fall accident in the shower.

Photos from Andres Gutierrez social media account

Before the incident both boxers attended weigh in ceremony where Gutierrez weighed in at 125.9 pounds and Frampton came overweight at 127 pounds for WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator. 

Frampton’s promotions , Cyclone Promotions and SSE Arena statement regarding the issue:
“Cyclone Promotions and The SSE Arena regret to announce that the ‘Return of The Jackal’ event scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, has been cancelled due to an accident to Andres Gutierrez,” the statement read. “It is hoped that the event will be re-scheduled but ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets and contact point of purchase for further information.”

Frampton who will return since his first set back against Leo San Cruz is dissappointed and apologise to the fans.
I’m disappointed, gutted, It was a freak accident and unfortunately you can’t really write things like this. “I’ve just seen Andres there and for the fighter’s safety there’s no way that he could box. It’s a dangerous sport and I don’t think physically he should be allowed to box. “I’d like to apologise for me being unprofessional and missing the weight. I did everything I could to get to the nine stone limit but it just seems to be getting harder.” Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan said: “We’re all so disappointed. It was a freak accident. He slipped in the shower, smashed his face, the guy is concussed. He has a deep gash on his chin, his nose, lost two of his teeth.” —— Frampton told BBC

Sho Kimura knocks out Zou Shiming to claim WBO crown

L-Brico Santig, R-Sho Kimura photo by Brico Santig

Sho Kimura scored a massive upset when he knocks out former olympian and China’s only boxing world champion Zou Shiming in eleventh round to claim the WBO world flyweight title in Shanghai China.

Kimura improves his record to 15 wins with 8 knockouts , 2 draws and 1 defeat while Shiming drops to 9 wins with 2 defeats.

Kimura became the third Japanese world champion at flyweight (112 pounds) along WBA champion Kazuto Ioka and WBC champion Daigo Higa.

Abcede and Koura Made Weight Ahead of Their OPBF Title Fight

Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Japan- Former Oriental minimumweight champion Jaysever Abcede (14-6,9KOs)  and undefeated Japanese Tsubasa Koura (10-0,7) made weight earlier ahead of their fight tomorrow for the vacant OPBF Minimumweight Title.

L-Abcede, R-Koura photo by Elliot Tiolle

Both boxers weighing under the limit of 115 pounds. Koura weighing in under 100g while Abcede weighing in under 300 g.
Tsubasa Koura was originally scheduled to face Lito Dante but Game and Amusement Board (GAB) did not give Dante permission to fight abroad. Dante is now slated to do a local fight with Powell Balaba on July 31 at Binan City Laguna.