Jerwin Ancajas Receives PSA Honors In The Philippines

By Damon Gonzalez

IBF World Super Flyweight Champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KO’s) was awarded as the Athlete of the year in the annual PSA Awards.

Ancajas: “I’m happy because of the many Athletes in the Philippines but I’m one of the PSA’s who have chosen athlets of the year”

The 2018 SMC-PSA Annual Awards was an annual ceremony recognized the athletes, teams, executives and personalities in the past year 2017. The awards is organized by the Philippine Sportswriters Association, a Philippine-based media organization composed of sports writers and reporters, section editors and columnists from print (broadsheet and tabloids) and online media. PSA is headed by Eduardo “Dodo” Catacutan of Sports Interactive Network Philippines.



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Jesus “Azul Iribe” Arrives to Mexico City


Jesus “Azul Iribe” Arrives to Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico: Jesús “El Azul” Iribe along with trainer Rodolfo Chávez (Brother of legend Julio César Chávez) arrived into Mexico City today from Culiacan for his fight this Friday, March 2nd against David “El Severo” Carmona for the WBC Latino Bantamweight Title at the Blackberry Auditorium. This Friday is the 2nd installment of the successful 2018 Boxeo Telemundo Ford Spring Season “ I don’t like to be a talkative fighter, I always like to say, I’m going to win, because if you start promising to win by KO you make a commitment with the fans that you have to win by KO and if you don’t then you lose credibility. That’s why I always say I’m going to win which ever way” said Iribe.

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“Diamante” Verdejo Ready for March 17 at MSG Theater

Puerto Rico’s Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (23-0, 15 KO’s) from San Juan, PR. will make his seventh appearance at Madison Square Garden returning to the ring to face Mexican warrior Antonio Lozada, Jr.

live from The Theater at the “Mecca” Madison Square Garden in New York City.

on March 17th

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Canelo-Golovkin It’s Not Going To The Judges

Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) hosted a blockbuster fan event today at Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE to formally announce their historic, highly anticipated 12-round rematch at T-Mobile Arena on Cinco de Mayo and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

#CaneloGolovkin2 Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo

Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) @canelo and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) @gggboxing get set for there highly anticipated 12-round rematch at T-Mobile Arena @tmobilearena on Cinco de Mayo and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. @HBOBoxing #PPV @goldenboyboxing @oscardelahoya @makeawar @marylynaceves @monicasears @class56ramiro

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Golovkin Not Worried about Second Fight


GENNADY GOLOVKIN, WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion: “I’ve done my homework. I know what I need to do to win this fight. This fight will be even bigger. After the first fight, I felt good. I felt I won the fight and I was comfortable. I’ve had a lot of time to rest. This fight will be different. I don’t make predictions, but I know I will give a big show.”

#CaneloGolovkin2 Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo

Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) @canelo and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) @gggboxing get set for there highly anticipated 12-round rematch at T-Mobile Arena @tmobilearena on Cinco de Mayo and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. @HBOBoxing #PPV @goldenboyboxing @oscardelahoya @makeawar @marylynaceves @monicasears @class56ramiro

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Canelo Ready For Golovkin

@canelo CANELO ALVAREZ, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion: “I’ve seen the first fight. I know the changes I must make. That’s going to be the key to victory. It’s about adding more things to the preparation. We’re going to add to the arsenal and add more conditioning, punches and aggression. I need to add more punches and aggression for the victory to be clear. The best way to win this fight is by knockout. It’s not easy, but I can do it.”

#CaneloGolovkin2 Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo

Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) @canelo and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) @gggboxing get set for there highly anticipated 12-round rematch at T-Mobile Arena @tmobilearena on Cinco de Mayo and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. @HBOBoxing #PPV @goldenboyboxing @oscardelahoya @makeawar @marylynaceves @monicasears @class56ramiro

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Gonzalez Beats Rodriguez In a Razor Decision

By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez-Ringside

Kissimmee, Florida- In the main event tonight at a sold out Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL. All Star Boxing, Inc. action packed card lived up to the hype as Puerto Rico’s Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (20-2-1, 12 KO’s) battled Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (16-6, 5 KO’s) to a hard fought split decision win for the WBO Regional Flyweight Title.

Light Heavyweight Arman Rysbek (1-0, 1 KO’s) waisting no time applying pressure on John Morehouse (0-1) taking the fight right at him as Rysbek finishes off Morehouse at the official time of 2:41 seconds of round one by TKO victory.

Featherweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (17-0-3, 11 KO’s) from Miami, Florida let his hands go outworked Luis Diaz from Coamo,P.R. to a unanimous decision win.

Featherweight Henry “Moncho” Lebron (4-0, 3 KO’s) from Aguadilla, P.R. applied most of the damage by scoring a unanimous decision win over Ronnie Jordan from Cincinnati, OH. Judges official scores 40-36 (3x) for Lebron.

Welterweight Jose “Chino” López (10-0, 7 KO’s) from Humacao, P.R. overpowered Daniel Gomez from Valencia, Spain backing him down landing hard shots as referee Frank Santore seen enough waving off the contest at 1:23 seconds of round two giving López the TKO victory.

Bantamweight 2x Puerto Rico Olympian Jeyvier Cintron (3-0, 1 KO’s) from Bayamon, P.R. put it on Edson Eduardo Nori from Mexico the entire fight scoring a six round unanimous decision victory 60-54 (3x) all in favor for Cintron.

Bantamweight 2016 USA Olympian Antonio Vargas (6-0, 3 KO’s) pushed the fight beating Luis Saavedra (7-5, 3 KO’s) from San Luis Potosi, Mexico by ways of unanimous decision victory, Judges official scores 60-54(2x) 59-55 in favor for Vargas.


All Star Boxing, Inc. kicks off 2018 with Boxeo Telemundo on Friday February 23, 2018 at the Osceola Heritage Park 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL. 34744

A spectacular Puerto Rican – Mexican war as Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (19-2-1, 12 KO’s) will battle Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (16-5, 5 KO’s) in the Main Event for the WBO Regional Flyweight Title.

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“Boxeo Telemundo” Spring Season Kicks Off With Mexico vs. Puerto Rico Battle On Feb. 23

Telemundo Deportes kicks off the 2018 spring season premiere of “Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., this Friday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 p.m. ET, live from the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The season will open with an event featuring Mexican Ricardo “Meserito” Rodríguez, 16-5 (5 KOs) and Puerto Rican Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez, 19-2-1 (12 KOs) battling for the WBO Regional Flyweight Title.

Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app will broadcast live with commentators René Giraldo and Edgar López from the venues calling the bouts.

The season opener will have Mexican title contender Rodriguez looking to redeem himself from the last performances and extend his undefeated winning streak versus Puerto Rican fighters with a 5-0 record in regional title fights. Rodriguez will face Gonzalez – nicknamed “Bomba” because of his past explosive knockouts – who recently signed with All Star Boxing, Inc. after gaining an International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Youth World Championship title and two Puerto Rican championships. Gonzalez has used the recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico as a motivation to fight for all those who have been affected and is ready to make his debut on Telemundo.

The undercard for the 2018 spring season premiere will feature Olympians Antonio Vargas (5-0-3 KOs) of Kissimmee, Florida and Jeyvier Cintron (2-0-1 KO) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Vargas represented team USA in Rio in 2016 and will be coming off a spectacular win over undefeated prospect Jonathan Garza last November. Cintron was the first and only two-time Olympian boxer to have represented Puerto Rico in the amateur ranks, and he is looking to make up for the lost time after the natural disasters that hit the island by staying very busy in 2018, starting with this bout.

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” 2018 spring season will continue on March 2 with an exciting bout between David “Severo” Carmona and Jesus “Azul” Iribe for the vacant World Boxing Council Latin Bantamweight Title. On March 9, Telemundo returns to Mexico City for another all-Mexican bout, featuring Gilberto “Yaqui” Parra, who is ranked among the top ten in the world in his weight class, and Saúl “Baby” Juárez for the World Boxing Council Latin Light Flyweight Title.

The “Boxeo Telemundo Ford” season will be broadcast live on Telemundo and live streamed on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and will be complemented with extensive news and content on, including access to the weigh-in and exclusive behind the scenes content. “Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the longest-running boxing program on U.S. Spanish-language television, debuted in 1989. Since then it has showcased more than 50 world champions, including Erik Morales, Felix Tito Trinidad, Wilfredo Vazquez, Daniel Zaragoza, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, Oscar “Chololo” Larios and Israel “El Magnífico” Vazquez, earning a reputation as the show “where champions are born.” “Boxeo Telemundo Ford” wrapped up 2017 with its highest fourth quarter ever among adults 18-49 with 227,000 and 480,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen.







Saturday, April 28, 2018

Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

Televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®

Photos, Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA



Brooklyn, NY – Matchroom Boxing USA held a press conference today in New York City to formally announce a sensational HBO World Championship Boxing double-header on Saturday, April 28, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Headlining the event, former Middleweight World Champion and BROOKLYN BOXING Ambassador DANIEL JACOBS, (33-2-0, 29 KO’s), returns for a 12-round middleweight showdown against undefeated world ranked Polish contender MACIEJ SULECKI, (26-0-0, 10 KO’s).


Opening the HBO telecast, undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight contender JARRELL ‘Big Baby MILLER, (20-0-1, 18 KO’s) faces former world title challenger, JOHANN “The Reptile” DUHAUPUS, (37-4-0, 24 KO’s), of Abbeville, France, over 12-rounds in a WBA World Heavyweight Title Eliminator.


Also returning to Barclays Center on the non-televised portion, WBA Lightweight Women’s World Champion KATIE TAYLOR, (8-0-0, 4 KO’s) of Bray, Ireland will fight in a 10-round world title unification against IBF Lightweight Women’s Champion VICTORIA BUSTOS, (18-4-0), of Rosario, Argentina.

Tickets to the event start at $42 and go On Sale This Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit,, or call 800-745-3000. Tickets for the event can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, February 24 at noon. For information on group sales, call 844.255.9647.

Below are quotes from the participants along with EDDIE HEARN, President of Matchroom Boxing.


“HBO believes in me and I am going to make sure I do my part. Maciel Sulecki is a tough competitor. Luis Arias was all talk, he didn’t give the fans what they were expecting. I believe Sulecki will bring a fight. He’s skillful and with his determination that makes him dangerous.” 

“I know that I have to be at my best to make sure he doesn’t ruin my plans to rule the Middleweight division. Boxing is about the best fighting the best. Champions shouldn’t talk about what people bring to the table, they should fight the best.”



“This is my dream – when I was a kid I wanted to fight on HBO as a main event in New York – but it’s not a dream, I need to win this fight and I know I will win this fight. Everyone will know my name after this. Luis Arias was a clown who only talked, he was scared of Danny – I’m not. I’m a Polish warrior and you will see that in a really big war.” 


“Johann Duhaupus is a tough guy man – he’s boxed some good guys and put on good performances at short notice. He’s got a full camp to fight me so I have to bring the best Big Baby to the show. Being big is a privilege, don’t hate on it, I have the biggest punch output in the division so Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder can’t walk me down. Come April 28 – the French fry is going to get cooked!”


“I can’t wait to come to New York City to fight, I’m so excited and I know that this is the most important fight of my career – Jarrell is a great talent and a dangerous fighter, but this is a huge chance for me and I won’t let it slip by.” 


“I’m so excited to be in Barclays Center again. It’s a huge fight for me against a great opponent, one of the longest reigning champions but I’m training hard already and I know I can deliver a big performance. Last year was huge for me but it was only the start and I believe that 2018 will be even bigger.”



“There’s a saying in the UK and I’ll use it here – this is boxing porn. We have Brooklyn, Poland, France, Ireland, Argentina and England.”

“We joined HBO for many reasons, but the main one was to get Danny Jacobs a shot at the winner of Canelo vs. GGG and I’m going to be doing everything I can to make that happen. Danny showed he was elite against Luis Arias. Now he’s got to take on a dangerous guy in Maciej Sulecki and he knows that, he has the fear and that is going to make Danny so dangerous.”

“The Heavyweight division is blowing up now. Miller vs. Duhaupas is a massive fight for the division – and I think the winner is in line for a shot at Anthony Joshua. We are talking to Barclays Center about Anthony Joshua fighting in Brooklyn, and against Miller that would be huge.”

“Katie Taylor has won it all as an amateur and she’s taught me that it’s not about women’s boxing – it’s about boxing. Katie is the best female fighter on the planet – no question. The Irish will be out in force and do not miss this girl fight, she’s incredible.”

Hall of Fame Promoter J Russell Peltz reflects on his favorite fights in Atlantic City.

J Russell Peltz reflects on his favorite fights in Atlantic City

Peltz is the matchmaker for February 24th card at The Showboat Hotel featuring Thomas LaManna and Gabriel Bracero

ATLANTIC CITY – Boxing in Atlantic City has been prevalent for more than 45 years. One man who has been in the center of a lot of the action on the boardwalk has been International Boxing and Atlantic City Boxing Hall-of-Fame promoter and matchmaker J Russell Peltz.

The Philadelphia legend, who has promoted scores of cards in the shore town, is making matches for the February 24 card at The Showboat Hotel that will feature Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna vs. Gabriel “Tito” Bracero in a 10-round battle for the WBC Fecarbox Welterweight championship.

“I did my first fight in 1973,” said Peltz, who has run shows in just about every property in Atlantic City.

It is only fitting that Peltz is the matchmaker with promoter Rising Star Promotions in the South Jersey based promotional outfit’s effort to bring Atlantic City back to prominence as the the premier fight destination on the East Coast.

Peltz is hoping LaManna-Bracero is added to the memorable bouts that Peltz has been involved in Atlantic City:

1. August 31, 1981 at The Sands Hotel–Frank Fletcher vs Ernie Singletary.(PRISM)

“The fight was televised by local cable channel PRISM (Jim Barniak and Bob Wright, both deceased, did the commentary) and it was for Fletcher’s USBA middleweight title.

“This was the most brutal fight I ever saw, even more brutal than Matthew Saad Muhammad-Marvin Johnson I. This was a closet classic since few saw it on PRISM. The fight was toe-to-toe for seven rounds, no knockdowns, until ringside doctor stopped it between the seventh and eighth round. They coukd have fought this one in a phone booth.

“Singletary was taken to hospital after fight.

“Later, when we couldn’t find Fletcher, we broke into his hotel room, and he was out cold on the floor. We couldn’t get an ambulance so we (Marty Feldman and I) put him in the back of a police wagon and rode with him to the hospital where the doctor told us if we hadn’t found him he would have been dead.

“Singletary kept saying in the pre-fight buildup that no 12-2 TV fighter was gonna beat him. This was a reference to Fletcher getting into the first ESPN tournament and winning while Singletary had been plying his trade for years (24-2 then) and never got that kind of exposure, just on PRISM. Actually, Fletcher already had been on NBC once, beating Norberto Sabater.”

2. September 9, 1980 from Resorts–Mike Rossman vs. Al Bolden (PRISM)

“Ex-WBA light-heavyweight Rossman was getting beat up every round for 8 1/2 rounds against Al Bolden, of Pittsburgh, PA, and finally found a little light late in round 9 and came on to knock Bolden out at 2:32 of the 10th round and salvage the win. Bolden took the second knockdown in the 10th on his knees.”

3. March 13, 1983 from Resorts–Jeff Chandler – Gaby Canizalez (ABC)

“Jeff Chandler, in the most brilliant performance of his Hall-of-Fame career out-boxed, out-punched and out-muscled future champion Gaby Canizales, of Texas, over 15 rounds to defend his WBA bantamweight title for the seventh time by unanimous decision. No one thought he could stand up under Canizales’ body attack but it was Chandler’s body and head attack that kept Canizales at bay for the entire fight. Just magnificent.”

4. March 2, 1985 from the Sands Hotel–Gary Hinton vs Aaron Pryor (ABC)

“Unknown lefty Gary Hinton gave IBF 140 pound world champ Aaron Pryor all he could handle, but a 14th-round knockdown helped Pryor gain a 15-round split decision with Sylvester Stallone in attendance. He was our partner at the time with Pryor. It was Pryor’s last successful title defense.”

5. November 19, 2011 from Ballys–Garrett Wilson vs. Chuck Mussachio

“Moving from light heavyweight to cruiserweight, Mussachio appeared to have out-boxed Wilson for 11 rounds in their USBA cruiserweight title fight, but Wilson drilled Mussachhio with a monstrous overhand right 41 seconds into the 12th round for the knockout win.”

Besides LaManna vs. Bracero, a terrific undercard has been assembled featuring undefeated fighters: light-heavyweight Frederick Julan (8-0, 6 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY; super middleweight Darren Goodall (5-0, 4 KOs), of New Milford, NJ; middleweight Omar Kabary Salem (1-0), of Brooklyn, NY; super lightweight Jahmal Dyer (4-0, 2 KOs), of Baltimore, MD.

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