Former world title challenger Jessica Camara will be back in action tonight in Laval, Quebec, Canada near her hometown of Montreal, Canada. Camara will take on Karla Ramos Zamora in a super lightweight bout scheduled for four-rounds.
The bout, which takes place at the Place Bell, will be live on ESPN+ at 7 PM ET.
Camara has a record of 10-3 with two knockouts. The 34 year-old Camara will be making her return to Canada after five-bouts in the United States.
Camara has wins over Erica Jeanette Hernandez (5-1-1), Dalia Velazquez (5-1), and former world champion Heather Hardy (22-1).
On November 19, 2021, Camara narrowly lost a split decision to unified world champion Kali Reis for the WBA/WBO Super Lightweight title.
Camara has registered two devastating stoppage wins in her latest outings which includes a 40 second stoppage of Josefina Vega on September 17, 2022 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Zamora of Mexico is 9-9-1 with two knockouts. The 29 year-old has a win over Isis Vargas Perez (5-1). Zamora is coming off a draw with Magli Rodriguez on December 17, 2022 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Camara is managed by Split-T Management under the guidance of Brian Cohen, and is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.
Felix Zabala III has officially been named Vice President of Miami based All Star Boxing, Inc., third generation of a Boxing Family, Grandfather Felix “Tuto” Zabala RIP was a legendary Promoter with a career that started in 1964 and went on until he suffered a massive stroke and later passed in 2021, and his Father Felix “Tutico” Zabala who has also been in the game for over 40 years and is currently the President.
“Couldn’t be more proud to bring in my son to serve as Vice President, he has grown in the business and is well respected in the boxing world, this is his time, he is ready for the task, the third generation will bring in new ideas and will inject the youth and energy needed to take the company to another level, he will be overseeing the day to day operations” said Felix “Tutico” Zabala.
Zabala III, 27, starts his role with a very busy spring schedule, on March 18 veteran world title contender Miguel Marriaga of Colombia faces Jono Carroll of Ireland schedule for 10 rounds at the Agenda Arena in Dubai, April 8 will have two world title fights in 1 night from across the globe, ASB protégée Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez of Puerto Rico will unify his WBO Jr. Flyweight Title against WBC & WBA Champion Kenshiro Teraji at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan televised on Prime Video Japan, ESPN + US and ESPN KO Latin America. Also WBO #2 contender Mexican Cristian “Chicharito” Gonzalez will battle #1 contender and former WBC Champion Jessie “Bam” Rodriguez in a bout schedule for 12 Rounds for the vacant WBO Flyweight Title at Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, Texas televised on DAZN. Both world title fights are promoted in association with Teiken Promotions., Inc.
Tampa, FL – Reyes Fire Fist Boxing Promotions and Conlan Boxing are pleased to announce theyll co-promote three shows in Ireland.
The first fight card features a significant super middleweight bout between NABA Gold champion
Yamaguchi “The Problem” Falcao and Padraig ‘The Hammer” McCrory.
Born and raised in Brazil but now residing in Florida, Falcao’s an excellent 24-1-1 with 10 wins by knockout. In his most recent bout, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist scored a seventh round stoppage over Ernest Amuzu. Ranked #6 by the WBA and seventh by the WBC, Falcao would move closer to a world title opportunity if victorious, but defeating McCrory is a tall task.
Fighting out of Belfast, Northern Ireland, McCrory’s unbeaten at 16-0 with 9 KO’s. McCrory had a breakout 2022, stopping Marco Antonio Periban (26-5-1) in five rounds, Leon Bunn (18-0) in six and defeating Dmytro Fedas (8-0-2) by decision. Currently, “The Hammer” is ranked #4 in the world by the WBA and sixth by the WBC.
Falcao-McCrory is scheduled for ten rounds.
“This is a great partnership. Both of our stables can grow in Ireland and the US, said Jamie Conlan of Conlan Boxing, ‘There are excellent benefits to working together with Reyes Fire Fist Boxing.”
“We are really excited to be working with Jamie Conlan and Conlan Boxing,” said Jody Caliguire of Reyes Fire Fist Boxing. “Our vision aligned well and there’s a lot of opportunities for both our fighters.
We promote Yama and Conlan is the promoter for McCrory. Both guys want to fight for a world title but have been passed over, so matching these two hungry fighters was a natural fit. Big things are on the horizon and we’ll have updates in the near future.”
NABA middleweight champion Connor “The Kid” Coyle, 18-0 (8 KO’s), will fight in Ireland for the first time in six years when he battles an opponent to be named in a ten round contest. The Derry native, who is the WBA’s fourth ranked middleweight, will first defend his title April 29 in St. Petersburg, FL.
Orlando, FL. – In the main-event of the evening Nestor Bravo from Arecibo, Puerto Rico way of Orlando, Florida held on to his WBO-NABO Super Lightweight Title last night in the main event against Jair Valtierra from Guanajuato, Mexico. In a sold-out crowd at the Caribe Royal in Orlando Presented by BoxLab Promotions live on CBS Sports Network. Bravo suffered a cut unintentional head butt that stopped the action at 1:55 seconds in round four, Bravo told the doctor that he could not see – the doctor reaffirmed his comment and Bravo said “yes I can’t see” then Bravo asked the doctor if the bout is stopped does it go to the scorecards? The doctor said “I don’t know”The fight was ruled a no decision.
Tonight’s co-main event Antonio Vargas from Orlando, Florida becomes the WBA Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Championship by stopping a rugged Michell Banquez from Caracas, Ven. Who certainly came to fight tonight getting into big exchanges against Vargas who showed a beard tonight by taking Banquez power shots well, Vargas settled in got off fast hard shots that started to slow Banquez down until his corner have seen enough jumping up to the ropes and saving there fighter. The time of the stoppage was 2:38 seconds of round six by TKO victory for Vargas.
Welterweight Elijah Flores from Redland, California returned to Orlando, Florida with an outstanding performance by scoring a six round unanimous decision victory against a very tough customer Juan Aguirre Herrera from Yucatán, Mexico.
The judges official scores were 59-55, 60-54 (2x).
The WBA Federcaribe Lightweight Champion Idalberto Umara from Miami, Florida way of Cuba defended his title tonight by scoring a second round TKO victory at the official time 1:40 seconds against Deivi “El Cabo” Julio from Monteria, Col.
In a hard fought Cruiserweight battle Adrian “AP” Pinheiro from Orlando, Florida and Isaiah Thompson from Plantation, Florida slugged it out in a six round majority draw.
Judges official scores were 58-56, 58-56, 57-57.
Welterweight Darrius “Hawk” Jackson from Orlando, Florida scores a six round unanimous decision win against
Judges scorecards were 60-54 across the board for Jackson.
Super Welterweight Yoanis Tellez from Santiago De Cuba stepped on the gas quickly destroying Chukwauka Willis from Atlanta, GA. at the official time 0:38 seconds of round two by KO stoppage.
Welterweight Freudis Rojas from Las Vegas, NV. displayed good hand speed by quickly taking out Gilbert Venegas from Devenport, IA. in a six round affair that ended at the official time 2:11 round one by way of TKO victory for Rojas.
Super Middleweight Jamar Pemberton from House Spring, MO. struck lightning by taking out Justin Johnson from West Virginia, VA. with a one-two step and hard body shot that dropped Johnson in the opening stanza at the official time 0:21 seconds of round one by KO victory for Pemberton.
Junior Welterweight puncher Otha Jones from Toledo, Ohio goes the distance by out working Raymond Chacon in tonight’s opener at the Caribe Royal in Orlando Florida scoring a four round unanimous decision 60-54 on all three judges cards.
Tampa, Florida – Terrence Williams a young brilliant boxer-puncher who is finally receiving his due by making the crossover to the professional ranks.
Williams certainly demonstrates he has the ingredients for one day superstar status in the sport of boxing.
Williams has the muscle to perform in competitive matches in my view.
Williams has the opportunity to break into the major league with his extraordinary talent, a humble young man that fights out of New Port Richey, Florida.
Certain young athletes come a long in the sport that don’t need to be reminded to keep their chin down when facing someone.
Williams always in magnificent shape for each contest he’s fought in the young championship ranks, He’s a aggressive fighter who uses his strength and stamina to crowd opponents, weakening them with an incessant body attack, overwhelming them with his volume of blows. He’s certainly fun to watch, stay tune as Williams gets set to make his professional debut on March 18th in Tampa, Florida.
EDGAR BERLANGA SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH MATCHROOM Unbeaten Super-Middleweight sensation pens deal with Eddie Hearn
Edgar Berlanga has signed a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom.
Berlanga (20-0 16 KOs) shot to fame when his blistering speed and devastating power led to an astonishing run of 16 first round KOs from his debut in June 2016 to December 2020, and he landed his first pro title in October 2021 picking up the vacant WBO NABO Super-Middleweight belt, decisioning Marcelo Coceres in Las Vegas.
The 25 year old Brooklyn star has been a huge hit in the Big Apple, packing the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden with his loyal hometown and Puerto Rican support in his most recent battles with Steve Rolls and Alexis Angulo. On those nights in March and June, Berlanga defended his WBO NABO title with unanimous decision wins over ten rounds to cement his lofty World rankings.
‘The Chosen One’ sits at #4 with the WBO and IBF and at #6 with the WBA and will return to the ring this summer as Berlanga, his trainer and father Edgar Sr., Hearn and manager Keith Connolly plot his route to World title glory and the fight he craves with undisputed Super-Middleweight ruler Canelo Alvarez.
“I’m excited to start my new journey with the best promoter in the world, the legend Eddie Hearn,” said Berlanga. “I’m looking to build my legacy in the sport of boxing. I want to thank my manager Keith Connolly and my father Edgar Berlanga Sr. who were instrumental in guiding me towards this amazing opportunity.
“I’m looking for the big fights and I know signing with Matchroom was the right choice to get me to where I want to go. I’m humbled by this opportunity, and I will dedicate myself into becoming the best 168 pounder in the world. My main goal is to the land the Canelo fight and renew the greatest rivalry in boxing – Mexico vs Puerto Rico.”
“I am delighted to have won the race for Edgar’s signature,” said Hearn. “It is no surprise that everyone wanted to snap him up – he has a great fanbase, he is a real character and most importantly, he can do the business in spectacular fashion in the ring.
“Edgar wants to be a World champion and the fight he wants is Canelo Alvarez. We are plotting a route for him to land that showdown with Canelo, and Edgar is ready to take on the best of the 168lbs division to prove he is ready to meet the undisputed champion in classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico blockbuster.”
ORANGE, CA. – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thompson Boxing Promotions CEO, Ken Thompson, a beloved boxing promoter who dedicated 23 years of his life to promoting the sport in Southern California. Throughout his career, Kenny was known for his passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the sport of boxing, and his fighters.
Born in Lubbock, Texas, Kenny had a love for boxing from an early age. He started his boxing promotion career in the early 2000’s and quickly established himself as a leading figure in the industry. His ability to spot young talent and give them a platform to showcase their skills made him one of the most respected individuals in the sport. Ken was a true advocate for the boxers and always worked tirelessly to ensure that their careers were as successful as possible.
Kenny’s passion for boxing was contagious, and he inspired countless people to become involved in the sport, both as boxers and fans. He was known for his energetic and enthusiastic approach to promoting boxing events, and his shows always had a special energy that was palpable from the moment the first bell rang.
Throughout his career, Kenny was dedicated to giving back to the community. He was a strong supporter of local charities and was always looking for ways to help those in need. He will be remembered for his kindness, his generosity, and his unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.
Kenny’s impact on the sport of boxing in Southern California will never be forgotten. He will always be remembered as a champion of the sport, a true promoter of the art of boxing, and a shining example of what it means to be a true visionary. His legacy will live on, inspiring future generations of boxing enthusiasts to pursue their passions and make a difference in the world.
Rest in peace, Kenny Thompson, and thank you for all that you did to make the world of boxing a better place. Your memory will live on, and you will always be remembered as a true champion of the sport.