Former IBF lightweight world champion Mickey Bey (22-2-1,10) will face Lamont Peterson’s younger brother Anthony Peterson (37-1,24) in a 10 round non-title lightweight contest on August 22 at Sam’s Town Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada.
34, Mickey Bey of Ohio Cleveland won the IBF world title with 12 round split decsion win over Mexican Miguel Vazquez in 2014. He vacated the title because he refused to defend it in Macau against Denis Shafikov. In mid 2016 Bey had tried to reclaim his title but lost to Cuban Rances Barthelemy in a close fight.
32, Anthony Peterson of Memphis, Tennessee is the younger brother of current WBA welterweight world champion Anthony Peterson. He is currently riding a 7-Fight win streak since he tasted his first defeat at the hands of Brandon Rios in 2011 via disqualification due to repeated low blows.
Earlier, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stated that his opponent Conor McGregor can wear an 8 oz boxing gloves of his choice.
“Don’t believe what you hear in the media. Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true. I’m telling McGregor, ‘Let’s fight in 8 oz gloves.’ McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see,” Mayweather stated.
But the the Nevada Athletic Commission will not break the rules for the fight.
“These regulations are in place for the health and safety of the athletes, which is of the utmost importance to the commission,” Bennett told ESPN. “Our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight.”
Boxers above Welterweight limit use 10-ounce gloves. Mayweather and McGregor is set to fight at super welterweight/ junior Middleweight limit of 154 pounds. Mcgregor is used to fighting in 4 OZ gloves when fighting inside the octagon.
Mayweather – McGregor mega fight will take place on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Former world champion Carl Froch now working as boxing analyst and commentator for Sky Sports warned Floyd Mayweather Jr. not to underestimate Conor McGregor on their upcoming fight on August 26th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
“Anybody who knows anything about boxing doesn’t give Conor McGregor a chance,” Froch told Sky Sports News.
“I thoroughly expect Floyd Mayweather to win, but he’d better not let the world of boxing down. I hope he wins it for boxing but this is an amazing event and I can’t wait for it. McGregor’s got to land something, a punch, quite hard and hurtful early on to be within any chance but anyone who knows boxing isn’t giving him a chance. This is a Mission: Impossible.”
“McGregor is 29 against a guy who is 40 – a little bit older than me – and he’s been retired for a couple of years. You really do ‘feel’ you’re retired, you become civilised and soft and you lose that fighting mentality. Floyd has brittle hands, so how is the training camp going to go? I am just looking for some positives for Conor here and Mayweather isn’t the Mayweather we know from two, three, four, five years ago when he was the best of the best. We are just going to have to wait and see.”
WBO world super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko wasn’t impress by Mickey Garcia’s performance against Adrien Broner on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.
“I did see his fight,” Lomachenko said through a translator. “His trainer, Robert Garcia, at one point mentioned Mikey Garcia is a fighter of ‘A’ class. I didn’t see anything during that bout where he was a Class-A, outstanding fighter. Yes, he won the fight. Yes, he did everything to win the fight, it needs to be. But I haven’t seen nothing outstanding. I haven’t seen him being an A-Class fighter. And it was slow. I almost got to sleep.”said Lomachenko during press conference of his fight with Marriaga
Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1,6) will be defending his title against Miguel Marriaga (25-2,21)
on August 5th (August 6 , Philippine Time) at Microsoft Theater in LA.
Following his impressive twelve round unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, the undefeated WBC world lightweight champion Mickey Garcia is considering a potential fight with WBA/WBC world welterweight champion Keith Thurman if he cannot get a unification fight with Jorge Linares or showdown with Vasyl Lomachenko.
“I would do it,” Garcia said during the post-fight press conference. “And honestly, if it’s a good fight that the people, media and the network wanna discuss, I’m open to discussing that, too.
“He’s a great champion, a great fighter, you know, he’s a unified champion at welterweight. So that’d be a great matchup, a great accomplishment, a big challenge. But that’s what we want. That’s exactly the kind of fights that we want, you know, a big challenge. And if I wanna be remembered in the sport, you know, those are the fights that you’ve gotta take.”
“I could take easy fights, easier fights, you know, fighting top contenders, but fairly easier fights,” Garcia said. “But that really doesn’t do anything. The fans won’t recognize you, won’t remember you. You know? It’s not gone help build a legacy.” said Garcia.
Aussie boxer Jeff Horn who shocked the boxing world last month by scoring one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he beat boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and claim the WBO welterweight world title in front of 50,000 plus Australian fans next step is still not clear.
There is a rematch clause in the contract but Manny Pacquioa’s camp is yet to negotiate. There is a speculation that Manny will finally retire from boxing to focus on his political career as a Senator in the Philippines.
If Pacquiao retires, there is a possibility that Horn might defend his title against unified WBC-WBO light welterweight champ Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs), according to Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti.
“Well, I don’t know right now. You got the rematch being discussed between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao, so depending on what happens with that decision, it could impact Crawford in some ways or it could not. If Manny decides to retire, then Jeff Horn could look at a fight with Terence Crawford if that made sense for everybody. But like anything else, it’s tough to predict now what’s going to be the case four months from now. You just have to play it out on every angle,” Moretti told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
WBC/WBO light welterweight champ Terrence Crawford will try to unify his titles to become an undisputed champion at light welterweight division with WBA/IBF/IBO champion Julius Indongo on August 19 in Lincoln Nebraska.
World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered WBA world “Regular” light heavyweight champ Nathan Cleverly to make a mandatory defense against WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol that will determine who will challenge the WBA “Super” world light heavyweight champion Andre Ward but it seems that Cleverly is still undecided for his next step and has not yet agreed to defend his title against Dmitry Bivol.
“Cleverly has not yet agreed. Now that the order has come down, he is obligated to fight with Bivol, and it’s not known what will happen next with Cleverly. There are several options – he can officially fight for the WBA (Super), he can leave the title vacant and then Bivol will fight for this title with someone from the top 15 of the WBA,” Kornilov told Vasily Konov.
“Therefore, it is only clear that the WBA has finally issued the order that Bivol is the mandatory challenger. Regarding Bivol, his next fight is planned to take place in November, most likely in the United States or perhaps in Europe. The negotiations with Cleverly went ahead because of the order, so within a week or two I think everything will be clear.”
There are rumors that Nathan Cleverly is set to defend his title against Bodou Jack on the Floyd Mayweather- Conor McGregor fight undercard on August 26th in Las Vegas Nevada.
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.
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: 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.
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.
|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 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.
|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 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.
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.
|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.
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.
Former two division three time world champion Carl “Jackal” Frampton wants to win title in another division and secure a trilogy with reigning WBA “Super” World Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz anywhere after Leo Santa Cruz refused to travel in Belfast for the third fight.
“I’d like to win a title in another weight division, I’d like to avenge the loss to Santa Cruz too,” he said.
“I’m a two-weight and a three-time world champion but a four-time world champion sounds good too.”
“I have already over-achieved, I’ve done more than I ever thought I could. I just wanted to become a world champion when I turned professional.
“I still want to do a bit more. I’ll be a bit disappointed if I don’t win another title.” told Frampton to The Daily Star
30 year old Frampton (23-1,14KOs) of Belfast, UK is scheduled to back in the ring to fight Mexican Andres Gutierrez (35-1-1,25KOs) at SSE Arena in Belfast this coming July 29 in a non title- twelve round bout.
Frampton also eyeing potential bout with IBF title holder Lee Selby but first he has to deal with Gutierrez.
“This guy (Andres Gutierrez) is made for me. He comes forward, hands up, aggressive. I love that.”
“If I could pick someone who is perfect for me this guy would be it. He’s a good fighter though so I will have to be on my game.”
Former WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury announced his retirement on his social media accounts again. Fury Thanks his fan for support
“Been very blessed in my life & career achieve the upmost in boxing, was a epic journey along the way, Thanks to all the fans that supported & believed in me along the way. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. THE END.” Fury wrote
Only 28 year-old Tyson Luke Fury was born and raised in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England.
He has held the Ring magazine with WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO heavyweight titles after defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 with the huge victory he also awarded as 2015 Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring. He hasn’t fought since his win over Klitscho.
He was stripped of IBF title after unable to make the mandatory defense of his IBF title against challenger Vyachelev Glazkov due to agreeing rematch with Klitscho but never happened because of Fury’s personal problem. Fury vacated all world titles after the first retirement but has announced that he will come back in boxing before he posted another retirement and latest retirement to his instagram account. He retired with an unblemished record of 25 wins with 18 Knockouts.
Boxing fans have been demanding a mega fight between two of the best scientific boxers the WBA Superbantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeux and WBO Super feathweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko for a long time since Lomachenko made name for himself in professional boxing.
Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko will be defending his title against Miguel Marriaga on August 5th at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles while Rigondeux has been ordered by WBA to do a rematch with Moises Flores following a first round knockout win has since been changed to a No-Contest due to the knockout blow coming well after the bell.
Lomachenko with his manager acting as translator interview with ES News.
“Be a man. Take your manager and promoter, come to my promoter. My offer to you is, all the money I’m going to get and all the money you’re going to get…put in place, and the winner will take it all,” he said via his manager.
Rigondeux is willing to move up Super featherweight division to face Lomachenko but there is no official negotiation between the two sides.
WBO number one lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo wants to stay busy while waiting for the WBO lightweight world champ Terry Flanagan’s recovery. Verdejo wants to return to the ring in September either in an interim title fight or stay busy fight.
They were supposed to be the co feature fight of Billy Joe Saunders WBO Middleweight Title defense against Willie Monroe Jr in London UK on September 19th.
Flanagan’s team already submitted a medical report showing injury in his left hamstring and mild injury to his left foot to World Boxing Organization. However WBO indicated that the medical report was incomplete and still waiting for follow up medical reports as well as the MRI of Terry Flanagan.
Top Rank Promotions has won the purse bid of the IBF Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator Fight between Canada based Russian Arthur Biterbiev (11-0,11KOs) and German Enrico Koelling (23-1,6KOs) that may take place on the undercard of Jessie Magadaleno title defense against mandatory challenger Cesar Juarez on October 31.
Top Rank purse bid of $315,000 to beat Team Sauerland which only bid $80,000. The winner of the fight will be facing the IBF Light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward.
“My dear friends and supporters, I am very happy and relieved to be back in the ring soon against a great fight, especially after cancellation of our July 29 Quebec fight. Thanks to the IBF and Top Rank for making it happen” – Arthur Biterbiev
“He’d be a big underdog in those fight…Roy Jones was able…it’s been done before…if the fighter is skillful enough, anything is possible,” stated former heavyweight champion David Haye, who shared his thoughts on Andre Ward considering a move to cruiserweight or even heavyweight. Check it out!
WATCH: DAVID HAYE REACTS TO ANDRE WARD EYEING TONY BELLEW OR MOVE TO HEAVYWEIGHT
Earlier today Mauricio Herrera (23-7,7KOs) and his opponent Jesus Soto Karass (28-11-4,18KOs) took part in a public work out ahead of their 10 round Welterweight fight that will take place on August 4th at Fantasy Casino Springs in Indio California.
Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera:
“I’m very excited for this fight. I’ve been working on my boxing. Something from my past fights, I’ve see all the things I’d done wrong. I’ve woken up for this fight, and I’m putting everything into this fight. I want to win.”
Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass:
“I feel very content and very enthusiastic because we are going to fight here at home, here in California. It will gather the people of Herrera and the people of Soto Karass at the Fantasy Springs Casino. I feel very happy and very motivated to fight in front of my people. I received a lot of love from the people of California. ” “The preparation has been intense, but we have done a good job. I feel very confident in the preparation we have done. Up there in the ring, everything can happen.”