Saucedo Stops Zappavigna By TKO in Seven

Report: Damon Gonzalez

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Jr. Welterweight Alex Saucedo (28-0, 18 KO’s) battles tough warrior Lenny Zappavigna (37-4, 27 KO’s) in a blood bath battle as Saucedo finishes Zappavigna off at the official time 2:31 seconds of round seven.

Lenny Zappavigna went down in the 3rd, then he came back and nearly dropped Saucedo in the 4th, which was a wild, bloody and filled with brutal exchanges.

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The Sooner State will welcome home its favorite fighting son and one of boxing’s elite champions for a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, June 30 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will make the fourth defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title against the hard-hitting Roamer Alexis Angulo, while Oklahoma City’s Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo continues his march to a 140-pound title shot against Lenny Zappavigna in a 10-round special attraction.

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Mayer Too Much For Kaine In Decision Win

Report: Damon Gonzalez

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Lightweight sensation Mikaela Mayer (6-0, 3 KO’s) scores a unanimous decision victory over Sheena Kaine (5-1, 1 KO’s) sending Kaine down to the canvas with a hard right hand in round two, Mayer put her punches together to seal the six round victory.

Post Fight: Mayer: “It was definitely a different fight than I’ve ever had. She was taller than me and had more strength than most of the girls I’ve fought. This was a great learning experience.” The Sooner State will welcome home its favorite fighting son and one of boxing’s elite champions for a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, June 30 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will make the fourth defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title against the hard-hitting Roamer Alexis Angulo, while Oklahoma City’s Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo continues his march to a 140-pound title shot against Lenny Zappavigna in a 10-round special attraction.

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Zavala Strong Debut In Tact

Report: Damon Gonzalez

In a very tough match for a pro debut, @chriszavalaj Super Featherweight Christian Zavala (1-0) from Los Angels, CA. scored a knockdown on his way to a near shutout on all but one card against Tylor Pacheco (1-2) #ZurdoAngulo

Post Fight: “I’m happy with my performance, but I know that I can do better. It will help me to continue to grow as a fighter.” Photo credits: @4mikeywilliams

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Mike Alvarado Stops Martinez

Report: Damon Gonzalez

Welterweight Mike Alvarado (39-4, 27 KO’s) @koking303 earned a TKO win over Martin Angel Martinez (17-15-1-1, 10 KO’s) tonight.

Alvarado Post Fight: “He had this to say after the fight: “I had been off for a long time, and I know what adjustments I have to make. I’ll redeem myself.” Photo credits: @4mikeywilliams

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WORLD TITLE LOOMS FOR 19-YEAR OLD DEVIN HANEY NOW RANKED IBF #15

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LAS VEGAS, NV – 19-year-old undefeated sensation and USBA Lightweight champion, Devin “The Dream” Haney (19-0, 13 KOs), has captured his second title before age 20, but even more impressive, is his ranking at # 15 by the IBF, meaning a title shot is near.

“It means the world to me to be ranked in the top 15 by a major sanctioning body like the IBF,” said Devin Haney. “I work extremely hard. I have dedicated my life to the sport of boxing, and the fact that sanctioning bodies are taking notice of my hard work, reaffirms all the sacrifice I have made. I am very excited for what the future holds.”

In his last bout Haney defeated Mason Menard (33-3, 24 KOs) by way of ninth-round technical knockout, and earned the victory when Menard’s corner stopped the bout heading into the tenth and final round. Haney handed Menard a one-sided beating up until that point, forcing Menard’s corner to stop the fight. This victory, which headlined Showtime’s “ShoBox: The Next Generation”, also awarded Devin, the USBA Lightweight title.

“I know that after the statement I made in the last fight, people will be watching me closely,” Haney continued. “I have a lot of hype around me! The cat is out of the bag! I’m nobody’s prospect. I’m a contender.  If the winner of Garcia vs Eastern wants to fight me next, I’m available. The industry and the real fight fans know who I am.  They know I can fight.  It’s only going to get better. I’m working hard, and I promise that in my next fight, you will see, an even better Devin Haney than before.”

Devin Haney is the youngest fighter ever to hold the USBA Lightweight title in the organization’s history. In September, Devin will be making his return to the ring, as he gears up for his first title defense.

BREAKING NEWS: ANDRADE RELEASED FROM PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT

After more than a decade of Co-Promoting 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade together, Star Boxing & Banner Promotions have announced that they have officially released Demetrius Andrade from his long-term promotional agreement.

Star Boxing and Banner Promotions signed Andrade out of the Olympics 10 years ago and have promoted him since.  Under their guidance, Andrade became the first fighter from the 2008 US Olympic team to win a World Championship and ultimately became a two-time, undefeated World Champion while being co-promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions.

Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing commented, “I wish Demetrius the very best. I’ve always believed that Demetrius has the potential to beat any junior middleweight or middleweight in the world and I expect he will be the World Champion again very soon.”

Arthur Pelullo of Banner Promotions also added, “I believe Demetrius has the ability to beat any fighter in the world in his division, and I expect him to win many more World Titles in the near future. I wish him and his family the very best.”

Andrade said, “It’s been a long journey. I’ve learned a lot and I really appreciate everything that Artie and Joe did for me and my career. Sometimes it seemed like it was us against the whole world trying to get the top fighters to get in the ring with me but at the end of the day Artie and Joe guided me to two World Championships and I really want to thank them for all their efforts!  I’m hoping to be back in the ring again very soon and get an opportunity to show the world that I’m going to be a World Champion once again!”

Mean Machine-Juan Carlos Abreu and Andy Vences-Frank De Alba Headline Ramirez-O’Connor Undercard On July 7

Mean Machine-Juan Carlos Abreu and Andy Vences-Frank De Alba Headline Ramirez-O’Connor Undercard On July 7

Andy Ruiz Jr. and Gabe Flores Jr. to see action on undercard.

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FRESNO, Calif. – The Mean Machine, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, is looking to cement his name as a welterweight to watch when he defends the NABF title against Juan Carlos Abreu, July 7 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno as the ESPN-televised co-feature to Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title defense against Danny O’Connor.

The undercard will also feature heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. against veteran Kevin Johnson in a 10- round bout, 18-year-old wunderkind Gabe Flores Jr. versus James De Herrera in a six-round lightweight bout, and Andy Vences defending the WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title against Frank De Alba.

Ramirez vs. O’Connor and Kavaliauskas vs. Abreu will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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