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World Weekend Roundup: Charlo Twins, Lara, Shumenov, Lebedev, Win

By Wellington Amadulu May 24th, 2016 All Boxing Results

There were a handful of world title bouts that took place over the weekend with the biggest fight card happening at The Cosmopolitan in America's boxing capital, Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

There were three light middleweight world titles along with one at cruiserweight, on the line in that venue's Chelsea Ballroom, with the Charlo twins, Jermell and Jermall, Erislandy Lara and Beibut Shumenov all emerging victorious.

Making the second defense of his IBF crown, Jermall Charlo, 24-0 (18), had the toughest assignment of the night in facing the challenge posed by ex-WBA titlist Austin Trout, 30-3 (17).

Southpaw Trout used good movement, angles and an edge in experience to give the taller Charlo a good bit of difficulty throughout the fight, zipping in many sharp counters but the younger champion was busier and more aggressive, landing the weightier punches.

Charlo was more effective in the early going while Trout gained momentum in the later rounds but the challenger could never hurt or even back off the Houston based champion.

The judges at ringside favored Charlo's efforts, awarding him all the cards on margins of 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113.

It was a good win for Charlo, facing the best opponent of his career to date and even in defeat, Trout gave his career a boost by turning in a gutty performance.

Contending for the vacant WBC strap were Jermell Charlo, 28-0 (13), and John Jackson, 20-3 (15), son of former two-weight world champion Julian Jackson.

Jackson was on the move for the entire duration of the bout, never presenting Charlo a stationary target while surprising his adversary with crisp, effective boxing. More...


Hernandez Shocks Magomedov On “Knockout Night At The D” Card

By Boxing Press May 24th, 2016 All Boxing Results

Determined Phoenix middleweight Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez shocked heavy favorite Arif "The Pedator" Magomedov in Friday's main event on the "Knockout Night at the D" card, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from under the neon lights at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) outdoor venue.

The "Knockout Night at the D" series, presented by the D Las Vegas and DLVEC, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions. The event was promoted in association with Main Events and Shamo Boxing Promotions. More...


Heavyweight Dillian Whyte Joins Matchroom Boxing

By Matchroom Boxing May 24th, 2016 All Press Releases

Dillian Whyte has signed a multi-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing and will return to action at The O2 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Whyte is back in the ring after shoulder surgery following his epic battle with Anthony Joshua MBE at the Greenwich venue for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles in December, and now finds himself mandatory for the British title once again. More...


Eubank Jr Defends British Title Against Doran At The O2

By Matchroom Boxing May 24th, 2016 All Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr will defend his British Middleweight title against Tom Doran at The O2 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Eubank Jr makes the first defence of the Lord Lonsdale belt he won against Nick Blackwell in March, taking on the hard-hitting Welsh danger man Doran on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s first defence of his IBF Heavyweight title.

Brighton star Eubank has stopped his last four opponents on his way to landing the British crown, and the 26 year old is determined to win the prestigious title outright before moving onto World honours – with father and son making it clear that the fearsome Gennady Golovkin is their number one target down the line. More...


Hatton: “Relikh Is Ready For A World Title Shot”

By Hatton Promotions May 24th, 2016 All Boxing News

Ricky Hatton believes Kiryl Relikh should be granted a shot at the WBA super-lightweight title following his demolition of Brazil’s Joaquin Carneiro Batista in Bolton, England, on Friday night, May 13.

The hard-hitting Belarusian, defending successfully his WBA Intercontinental super-lightweight title, was dominant from the outset and rocked Carneiro’s head back several times. More...


Gorman Added To Fury vs. Klitschko 2 Undercard

By Hatton Promotions May 24th, 2016 All Press Releases

Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman has been given the opportunity to appear on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s mammoth heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

Fights are coming thick and fast for the Ricky Hatton-trained 19-year-old as he has racked up four victories with three knockouts since turning professional in December. More...


WBA Declares Shumenov vs. Wright To Be For Their “Regular” World Title

By Boxing Press May 21st, 2016 All Press Releases

The WBA has declared that the winner of Saturday night's fight between No. 1 ranked contender Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) and No. 11-rated Junior "Hurricane" Wright (15-1-1, 12 KOs) will become the WBA "regular" cruiserweight champion.

The 12-round off-TV bout will take place at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Shumenov had been the WBA "interim" cruiserweight champion and mandatory challenger for WBA Super cruiserweight titlist Denis Lebedev (28-2, 21 KOs), who also fights this Saturday, in a unification match against IBF champion Victor Emilio "El Tyson de Abasto" Ramirez (22-2-1, 17 KOs) in Russia. More...


Chris Eubank Jr Signs New Promotional Deal With Matchroom Boxing

By Matchroom Boxing May 21st, 2016 All Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr has signed a new promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will box at The O2 on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Middleweight sensation will announce full details of his first fight back with promoter Eddie Hearn at a press conference on Thursday morning in London, as the Brighton star looks to kick-on from landing the British title in his last outing in March. More...


World Champion Lee Selby Says Warrington Running Scared

By Boxing Press May 21st, 2016 All Press Releases

World featherweight champion Lee Selby has accused his British rival Josh Warrington of “running scared” after the Leeds fighter pulled out of talks for a huge domestic showdown this summer.

IBF champion Selby was eagerly looking forward to a clash with unbeaten Warrington in either July or August, but negotiations have been halted as the Leeds boxer says he wishes to concentrate on his forthcoming wedding this summer. More...


BoxNation To Air Light Middleweight World Title Tripleheader

By BoxNation May 21st, 2016 All Press Releases

BoxNation will air a world title tripleheader exclusively live this weekend as the light-middleweight division takes centre stage.

Cuban hotshot Erislandy Lara rematches U.S. Olympian and top contender Vanes Martirosyan as he puts his WBA light-middleweight world title on the line at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas this Saturday night. More...


Contender Callum Smith Added To Goodison Park Card In Liverpool

By Matchroom Boxing May 21st, 2016 All Press Releases

Callum Smith is back in action at Goodison Park in Liverpool on May 29, live on Sky Sports.

The Super-Middleweight sensation landed the mandatory position in the WBC with a thrilling first round KO win over European champion Hadillah Mohoumadi at the Echo Arena on April 2. More...


Jack Catterall vs Joe Hughes Ringside Boxing

By Jane Warburton May 16th, 2016 All Ringside Boxing

Jack Catterall vs Joe Hughes Jack Catterall vs Joe Hughes Ringside Boxing
Click the Image for more Jack Catterall vs Joe Hughes Photos

At the Macron Stadium, Bolton, Friday night, Jack Catterall of Chorley successfully defended his WBO Inter-continental Super-Lightweight Belt in a thrilling contest against Joe Hughes of Malmesbury. On the Bill entitled ‘Jack is Back!’ – Catterall scored a Unanimous Points Decision to retain his title: 115-113, 117-112, 117-113

Also on the Frank Warren and Steve Wood (VIP Boxing) co-promotion – Luke Blackledge of Accrington successfully defended his Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Title with a fifth round KO of Ghanaian - Ishmael Tetteh, and Belarusian Kiryl Relikh successfully defended his WBA Inter-continental Super-Lightweight belt when Brazilian opponent Joaquim Carniero Batista was retired by his corner in the fourth round.

All Results:

Jack Catterall (Chorley) v Joe Hughes (Malmesbury)
WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Title (12x3)

Catterall on Points 115-113, 117-112, 117-113 More...


Jesus Cuellar, Abner Mares Los Angeles Media Roundtable

By Showtime Boxing May 14th, 2016 All Press Releases

Featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares went face-to-face for the first time Thursday as they hosted media roundtables in Los Angeles ahead of their showdown on Saturday, June 25, live on CBS from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by the highly anticipated welterweight clash between welterweight world champion Keith Thurman and former world champion Shawn Porter. More...


Sam Evans: “My Dad Bred Fighting Into Me”

By Hatton Promotions May 14th, 2016 All Boxing News

Sam Evans says he was made for fighting and he’ll prove it in Walsall this Saturday night, May 14.

The 20-year-old is quietly spoken outside of the ring, but inside it he lets his fists do the talking.

This weekend he gets the opportunity to stretch his perfect professional record to four victories when he faces Bulgaria’s Teodor Stefanov on Hatton Promotions and Black Country Boxing’s co-promotion at Banks’s Stadium. More...


Beterbiev Is Back With Clash With Maderna In Montreal

By Boxing Press May 14th, 2016 All Press Releases

World light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev returns to the ring Saturday night, June 7, to defend his WBO International and NABA title belts against Argentinian champion Ezequiel "El Olympico" Maderna in the 12-round main event at historic Bell Center in Montreal, Canada. More...


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