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Sosa gets a hometown KO, Robeisy Ramirez shockingly fails his debut After Carl Frampton had a bizarre hand injury and had to withdraw from his comeback fight, the card in Philadelphia remained, now headlined by Jason Sosa and Robeisy Ramirez. Earlier in the card was prospect heavyweight Sonny Conto, who gave the crowd something to cheer about as he hammered and dropped Guillermo Del Rio to a decision.
Ten-Count for José Nápoles Boxing news about Ten-Count for José Nápoles by Robert Ecksel at Boxing.com. Ultimate Source for Latest Boxing News.
Navarrete vs De Vaca: Live coverage, 10 pm ET Tonight at 10 pm ET on ESPN from Banc of California stadium in Los Angeles, Emanuel Navarrete returns to defend his WBO super bantamweight title in the main event against Francisco De Vaca, with Jessie Magdaleno taking on Rafael Rivera in a featherweight co-feature.
Lennox Lewis stays classy, questions if Anthony Joshua row is contrived Anthony Joshua's on-demand special with Sky, titled 'AJ: The Untold Truth' has caused quite the stir after the former unified champion ripped into Lennox Lewis. The Brit said to Sky Sports: "Lennox is a clown. I don't respect Lennox." When Anna Woolhouse spoke about the legacy Lewis left in the sport.
Errol Spence reveals details on avoidance, Shawn Porter fight inception Having won his IBF world welterweight title four fights ago in Sheffield against hometown favourite Kell Brook, Errol Spence Jr puts the belt on the line in a unification fight against WBC champion Shawn Porter on the 28th September. Spence easily dispatched of Mikey Garcia in his last bout.
EXCLUSIVE: Mikael Lawal - "Survivor…" The dictionary definition of the word 'tough' couldn't be more apt, when assessing the troubled journey of unbeaten cruiserweight, Mikael Lawal. Before learning to cuff his hands around his face, tightly in self-defence, he'd been slipping heavy punches, both literally and metaphorically.
Lennox Lewis to a 'lucky punch': What is going on with Anthony Joshua? This week seems to get stranger for fans of Anthony Joshua who may well be wondering where their squeaky clean former world champion has gone. Once the darling of the British boxing fraternity, Joshua has gone rogue in what many see as a deliberate act.
Fury: February date set for rematch with Wilder Tyson Fury's highly anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder will take place in February if both fighters get through their next bouts, Fury said during an appearance on ESPN's Now or Never on Friday night.
Jose Ramirez signs multi-year extension with Top Rank By Barry Holbrook: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez has signed a multi-year extension with his promoters at Top Rank, according to ESPN. The move by Ramirez could potentially make it difficult for him to get fights against other top fighters not signed with his promoters.
Ruiz Jr vs Joshua II: Anthony Joshua insists defeat was caused by 'a punch sent by the gods' Anthony Joshua believes "a lucky punch" caused his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr and has criticised his rival for taking too long to conclusively end their fight.
Joshua's nutritionist laughs off weight transformation By Charles Brun: Anthony Joshua's nutritionist Mark Ellison laughs at the talk going around that AJ has lost a massive amount of weight in preparing for a rematch with Andy Ruiz Junior on December 7. Although it seems patently clear to fans that Joshua has lost at least 15 to 20 pounds, Ellison isn't confirming that he's lost weight.
Video: Tyson Fury Announces Deontay Wilder Rematch Scheduled for Feb. 22 Tyson Fury revealed on ESPN's Now or Never on Friday that he will face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch Feb. 22 in Las Vegas:. Fury and Wilder battled to a split decision on Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The 31-year-old Fury sports a 28-0-1 record and most recently beat Tom Schwarz via a second-round TKO.
Navarrete vs De Vaca Weights & Photos LIVE on ESPN at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT - Undercard Streaming on ESPN+ at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT. Emanuel Navarrete 122 lbs vs Francisco De Vaca 122 lbs. Jessie Magdaleno 125.4 lbs vs Rafael Rivera 125.6 lbs. Arnold Barboza Junior 141.6 lbs vs Ricky Sismundo 141.4 lbs.
Emanuel Navarrete and Francisco De Vaca both make weight for 122-pound title clash Navarrete is currently ranked No. 3 by The Ring. There is a possibility that Navarrete could face mandatory challenger Marlon Tapales at the end of the year but Navarrete has been adamant lately about unifying the division, whether against IBF/WBA unified titleholder Danny Roman or WBC titleholder and countryman Rey Vargas, in 2020.
What to Watch: August 17 Boxing news about What to Watch: August 17 by Caryn A. Tate at Boxing.com. Ultimate Source for Latest Boxing News.
Ferdinand Kerobyan to face Oscar Molina on August 30 Welterweight prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan will attempt to bounce back from his first defeat as a pro against Oscar Molina on August 30, Golden Boy Promotions announced. The eight-round bout will take place at Pasadena City Hall in Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Jose Napoles, two time welterweight champion, dies at age 79 Napoles, known as 'Mantequilla' because his boxing style was as smooth as butter, is the last of the IBHOF Class of 1990 to pass away.
Welterweight legend Napoles dies at age 79 Jose Napoles, a two-time welterweight world champion who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, died Friday at age 79, the WBC announced.
Emanuel Navarrete vs. Francisco De Vaca - weigh-in results By Dan Ambrose: Emanuel Navarrete weighed in at 122 pounds on Friday for his title defense of his WBO super bantamweight belt against #10 WBO Francisco De Vaca for their fight this Saturday night on ESPN at the Banc of California Stadium, in Los Angeles, California.
James Kirkland returns from four year absence against Colby Courter on August 24 24 will mark Kirkland's first fight since his knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez before a crowd of over 31,500 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Little is known about Kirkland's whereabouts during his hiatus other than rumors of a comeback that never materialized until now.
Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin emphasizes limitation in heavyweight options A tied-up heavyweight division has allowed the ‘Gypsy King’ to take an easier path back up the ladder.
Fury is all smiles as he poses with Mike Tyson during break from camp Fury has been training in Las Vegas ahead of his upcoming bout against unknown heavyweight Otto Wallin, which is scheduled for September 14.
Prograis, WBSS "finalizing a deal" for October 26th Taylor fight Less than a week after World Boxing Super Series finalist Regis Prograis withdrew from the tournament and filed suit against its organizers, the two parties are "finalizing a deal" for Prograis to return to the field and face Josh Taylor in London on October 26th.
James Kirkland comeback fight set for August 24 There have been rumors here and there about him training again and looking to get back into the ring, but nothing has come to fruition. So even though this fight is just eight days away, perhaps take it with a grain of salt.
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