Bantamweight “Roxy” Verduzco Wins Youth World Championships Gold.

The first day of finals at the 2018 Youth World Championships in Budapest, Hungary was a huge success for Team USA, as Iyana Verduzco (Los Angeles, Calif.) won her first World Championships title over Kazakhstan’s Aizada Yeslyamgali by a 4-1 decision.

Going into the fight, Verduzco wanted to stick to her game plan of staying focused and to box and not brawl, being Yeslyamgali is an aggressive boxer, as well as use her speed and jab to her advantage.

“There were times that we did go at it,” stated Verduzco. “However, I would finish off with a jab and throw the last punch, as well as use my angles and speed to get out before she could start throwing at me.”

Verduzco made her way to the championship bout after defeating Michidmaa Erdenedalia of Mongolia by unanimous decision, as well as Turkey’s Aycan Guldagi by split decision in the semifinals.

“It feels good to win a gold medal in my first World Championships,” stated Verduzco following her win. “I just want to thank everyone so much for all their love and support, and when I get home I will celebrate with all my family and definitely eat some good food!”

This year’s Youth World Championships will conclude tomorrow at the Duna Arena, where two members of Team USA, Heaven Garcia (El Monte, Calif.) and Asa Stevens (Waianae, Hawaii), will look to join Verduzco as World Champions in their respective weight classes.

You can follow all of the action from this year’s Youth World Championships by clicking here.

Team USA Results

54 kg: Iyana Verduzco, Los Angeles, Calif./USA, dec. over Aizada Yeslyamgali/KAZ, 4-1

DANNY GARCIA PHILADELPHIA MEDIA WORKOUT

Former Welterweight World Champion Garcia Battle 

Shawn Porter Saturday, September 8 Live on SHOWTIME 

from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Presented by

 Premier Boxing Champions

 

Photos from Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

 

PHILADELPHIA – Former world champion Danny Garcia hosted a media workout ahead of his world title showdown against Shawn Porter taking place Saturday, September 8 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a welterweight title eliminator between Yordenis Ugas and Cesar Barrionuevo and heavyweight action that pits unbeaten Polish slugger Adam Kownacki against former heavyweight champion Charles Martin.

Undercard streaming coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN as five-division world champion Amanda Serrano attempts to win a world title in her record sixth weight class when she faces Yamila Esther Reynoso for the WBO 140-pound title.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with DSG Promotions, start at $50 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

Garcia, along with father and trainer Angel Garcia, showed off his skills and spoke about his upcoming clash and more from the DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia. Here is what they had to say Wednesday:

DANNY GARCIA

“Once you’re in there with me, it’s not the same as anyone else. It’s not the same as what you expect it to be. You’re in for a rude awakening.

“I’ve knocked out a lot of fighters for the first time, so it won’t be surprising to me if I knock Shawn Porter out for the first time.

“Shawn had to have some skill to get to this level, it wasn’t all brawling. I’m not taking anything away from him. We’re prepared for the best Shawn Porter.

“This is another opportunity to become a four-time world champion and that excites me. I still feel like the WBC title is mine, so I’m even more ready to reclaim it.

“Getting that world title back is what it’s all about. I know that I’m always going to be a top fighter. I fill the seats and make big fights, that’s why Shawn came to me after my win against Brandon Rios for his moment of glory.

“I can’t rank Porter against the other top fighters in my career. I’ll have to see what he brings once we get in the ring. I’ve fought a lot of great opponents and he’s just the next in that line.

“In boxing they say the more you throw, the more open you are to get hit. Volume punching has to be effective. I’m the sharper boxer and I land the cleaner punches. That’s more my style. We’ve prepared ourselves for 12 hard rounds of any style.

“After four rounds you can really tell how strong a fighter is and how good their conditioning is. It’s all about the will power after a certain amount of rounds and I carry that well.

“We’ve had perfect sparring with guys who just come forward and put pressure on you. We’ve had bigger, heavier guys and some guys who jab and box how the way that Porter does.

“There’s going to be a lot of support from Philly on September 8. I’m a big draw in Brooklyn and I’m going to make it another epic night for Philly sports.”

ANGEL GARCIA, Danny’s Father & Trainer

“Porter really isn’t worried about Danny’s power, but he should be. I’m not mad about it, he just better have no excuses in that ring. Because Danny’s not about excuses.

“We’re working hard and we’re going to be ready for anything Shawn Porter thinks he has up his sleeve. If he comes rushing in, he’s playing right into Danny’s hands.

“Danny is a star and he’s going to show it again in this fight. He always puts on a star performance and this going to be another stage for him to shine.”

Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Chris Colbert Takes on Sulaiman Segawa in Undercard Action Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, September 8 From Barclays Center in Brooklyn

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Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Chris Colbert Takes on

Sulaiman Segawa in Undercard Action Presented by

Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, September 8

From Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Welterweight Stars Danny Garcia & Shawn Porter Clash for the Vacant WBC Welterweight Championship in the Main Event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

BROOKLYN – Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert returns to the ring in his hometown to take on once-beaten Sulaiman Segawa in an eight-round featherweight match as he looks to continue his rise up the ladder in the talent-laden 126-pound division. The loaded card is presented by Premier Boxing Champions on Saturday, September 8 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.

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RYAN ‘KINGRY’ GARCIA AND CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT.

LOS ANGELES – NABF and NABO Super Featherweight champion Ryan “Kingry”Garcia (15-0, 13 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight Champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-2-3, 6 KOs) hosted a media workout at Legendz Boxing in Norwalk, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 27 ahead of their 10-round non-title fight. The two also participated in a media tour at ESPN, including a visit on the TV show A Los Golpes along with Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Their battle, which will be held in the lightweight division, will be the main event of the Sept. 1 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action will be streamed live on Facebook Watch in the U.S. and globally on the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.

Marvin Cabrera (8-0, 8 KOs), a native of Mexico City, Mexico, also participated in the workout ahead of his fight against Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (16-0, 9 KOs) of Lancaster, California in the co-main even, which is scheduled for eight rounds in the super welterweight division.

Here’s what today’s participants had to say at the workout:

RYAN ‘KINGRY’ GARCIA, NABF and NABO Super Featherweight Champion:

“I feel good. I love the excitement. I just want everyone to be hyped when I fight. I want everyone’s heart pumping as they wait for a war. My power is going be a big problem. When I go to the body, it’s going to be a big problem. But you never know until you step into the ring. You can’t really tell how he fight until you are in there. Whatever he has said about me is irrelevant. Whether he thinks I’m a kid or that I’m always on social media–that’s irrelevant. What matters is what will happen in the ring. For this fight, you can expect big numbers. It will set new precedents. This Facebook deal was made for me!”

CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES, NABA Super Featherweight Champion:

“All the hard work is done. We had a solid eight week training camp. now it’s time to perform on September 1. this fire is Definitely going into the later rounds. Ryan Garcia cannot knock me out. we’re going to make it a smart fight during every single second of every round. all of my fights have been again tough contenders, and that has given me a lot of confidence. I have faced a lot of top fighters. that’s definitely going to make me mentally and physically ready for September 1. I’ve known Ryan Garcia for a while. We used to train at the same gym and he has the same goofball personality that he’s always had. But this is business, and there will be no games when we step in the ring.”

MARVIN CABRERA, Super Welterweight Prospect:

“This fight is the perfect fight to demonstrate what I’m made of. I’m going against a strong and experienced fighter. he’s an aggressive fighter who always comes forward, but I think we have the right game plan to walk away with a victory. Our style lends itself to an exciting fight and I think it’s going to be a great battle.”

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Pedraza Shines Bright Like A Diamond, Dogboe Is Making Waves

Pedraza Shines Bright Like A Diamond

By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez – Ringside

Glendale, AZ – Last night Puerto Rican Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (25-1, 12 KO’s) from Cidra, Puerto Rico captures the WBO Jr. Lightweight World Title in spectacular fashion by dethroning veteran Ray Beltran (35-8-1, 21 KO’s) by ways of twelfth round unanimous decision in a hard fought battle.

Pedraza jumped right in there early on boxed Beltran who could not get out of the jab, Beltran made adjustments in the middle rounds by scoring hard shots of his own as Pedraza began to hold frequently. In the Championship rounds Pedraza found a opening and took it by landing a hard uppercut in round eleven that pretty much sealed it for the new Champion who will now face Vasyl Lomachenko in December.

Dogboe Is Making Waves

The WBO Jr. Featherweight world champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KO’s) destroys Hidenori Otake (31-3-3, 14 KO’s) in the first round with a deadly assault referee Chris Flores seen enough waves off the contest at the official time of 2:18 seconds of round one by TKO victory for Dogboe.

Super Welterweight Sagadat Rakhmankul (3-0, 1 KO) from Oxnard, CA. scores a unanimous decision victory in the opening bout at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. against tough Christian Aguirre (7-3, 3 KO’s) Rakhmankul had Aguirre was game but walking into shots all night the official judges scores 59-55 (2x) 60-54.

Bantamweight Breenan Macias (3-0, 2 KO’s) From Pheonix, AZ flat out destroyed Philip Adyaka (7-12, 4 KO’s) at the official time of 3:00 of round two by KO victory.

Local Light Heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0-1, 19 KO’s) made easy work tonight by finishing off Jessie Nicklow (27-8-3, 9 KO’s) by ways of TKO at .40 seconds of round three.

Lightweight Héctor Ambriz (12-7-2, 6 KO’s) and Antonio Lozada (40-2-1, 34 KO’s) slug it out in a hard battle leading up to a majority draw Judges official scores 70-74, 79-73, 76-76

Francisco De Vaca (19-0, 6 KO’s) From Pheonix, AZ. showed his warrior spirit in a all out war beating tough Jesus Serrano (17-6-2-1, 12 KO’s) by unanimous decision victory Judges official scores 70-73 (2x) 79-72.

Super Featherweight Robson Conceicao (9-0, 5 KO’s) from Brazil outworked Edgar Cantu (7-5-2, 1 KO) by scoring a unanimous decision victory

80-71 in all three judges cards.

Super Bantamweight Carlos Castro (21-0, 9 KO’s) from Pheonix,AZ beats tough customer Diuhl Olguin (12-12-2, 9 KO’s) by scoring a unanimous decision victory Judges official scores were 80-72, 77-75, 79-73.

Undefeated female super featherweight Mikaela Mayer (7-0, 4 KO’s) from Los Angeles, CA. in her ESPN national television debut crushes Edina Kiss (15-8, 9 KO’s) by scoring a TKO stoppage at the beginning of round four, Mayer started off quickly sending Kiss down to the canvas in round one, Mayer applied way too much pressure Kiss was never in the fight.

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A World Title battle you do not want to miss as Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KO’s) will collide against Jose Pedraza (24-1, 12 KO’s) for the WBO World Title WBO this Saturday Live On ESPN

Also Issac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KO’s) will defend his Jr. Featherweight WBO belt against Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KO’s) at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. Presented by Top Rank, Inc.

CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES – Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC, WBA and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) hosted a Los Angeles media workout in front of thousands of fans at the new Banc of California Stadium ahead of their historic rematch. The fight will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs), who will defend his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in the 12-round co-main event against rugged Canadian contender Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (20-1, 13 KOs), also participated in the workout.

Here’s what the participants had to say at today’s event:

CANELO ALVAREZ, Lineal Middleweight World Champion:

“We’re getting close to the fight, and I feel good. This fight is personal because of all that’s been said, and it will be difficult to regain the respect that we once had. The statements that have been made about me have given me more motivation to train harder. I have watched the first fight several times. The error that I made was that I had opportunities to counter that I needed to have taken advantage of. I need to do that in the rematch.

Like I’ve said many times, the first fight gave me the guideline for the second fight. I know that I can do many things in the ring against him. I know that I can hurt him. I hurt him in the first fight, and I’m going to hurt him even more in the second fight. My objective is the knockout and I’ll be looking for that from the opening round.”

Golovkin knows who I am. He knows who I’m about. Let me put it even better–he still doesn’t know how much more I have left to show. I’m looking forward to showing him that on September 15. I have to win convincingly. It has to be a knockout to erase any doubts. I’m very motivated for this win. I’m confident, but not overconfident about my opponent because I know who he is, but I’m confident in my preparation.

There is no such thing as a Mexican style. There have been many fighters from Mexico with different styles. My style is mine. I’m Mexican and that’s what is important. Maybe Golovkin uses ‘Mexican Style’ to get fans, but he’s a hypocrite. If something were to happen in Mexico, he wouldn’t be there to support them.

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, WBC/WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion:

“Canelo, he is not a champion. He is a liar who has no respect for the sport of boxing or its fans. I want to stay world champion and bring all my belts home. I am ready to star in another Big Drama Show. I do not think about Canelo in training. I am not worried about him. I only worry about doing my job in training camp and doing my job in the ring against Canelo on September 15. In the last fight I did not feel any real power from Canelo. Just slaps. He is not the hardest puncher I have fought, but he is fast and quick. He is the most skilled fighter I have fought. He is a very good fighter.

I am happy to get at Canelo again. It is another big chance to beat him again. Of course I want to knock out Canelo. It would be nice if Canelo came to fight this time. I don’t believe what he says about how he will fight me this time. He said the same thing before our first fight. I will definitely be more aggressive in this fight.

Was I upset that Canelo failed two drug tests? Yes. But I was more upset at Canelo’s team. The excuses they gave, their attitude, and Canelo’s reaction, it showed that they have no respect for the sport or the fans. They showed their real faces. They are fakes. I do not feel anger toward him because the rematch was canceled the first time.

But I did lose all respect for him. Canelo is not the biggest name in boxing, just the biggest scandal. I feel very comfortable. It has been a great training camp. Abel has had me working on new things which I find very exciting. The cancelation of the rematch in May was a good life experience but it was not a good experience for boxing. I believe new judges and a new referee could be better for boxing and the fans.”

JAIME MUNGUÍA, WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion:

“Fighting on this card is a great opportunity, especially on a date that is so important for Mexicans. I have the obligation to give a great fight to all the fans. I know Brandon Cook is a tough opponent. He is older than me and has a lot of experience. But I think I’m stronger than him and have a reach advantage. I’m confident I’ll walk away with my hand raised.

This fight is an obligation to come in even better than last time. I need to show that I’ve gotten a lot better. I never knew that I would get so far in my career so quickly, but things happen for a reason. The Liam Smith fight gave me a lot of experience. It showed me all the errors I made that I am now working on in the gym.

A lot of fighters would love to be fighting frequently. It’s an opportunity that any fighter would desire. So I have to take advantage of that. If my body allows, I will continue be an active fighter as a world champion.”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:

“This fight is something different. This fight is personal. I’ve never seen Canelo so angry. He really wants to knock Golovkin out. As a promoter, I want to see him knock Golovkin out. This fight is every important for Mexican people. This is a Mexican date, and I’m excited we can bring fans an exciting and memorable event during Mexican Independence Day Weekend.”

TOM LOEFFLER, Promoter of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin:

“This is the biggest fight, the biggest boxing event of the year. The two best middleweights going mano a mano for all the marbles. Gennady is going for the all-time consecutive title defense record to further burnish his place as the top pound for pound fighter of his era.

Canelo vs. GGG 2 is a 12-round fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. Munguia vs. Cook is a 12-round battle for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer Promotions. Lemieux vs. O’Sullivan is a 12-round middleweight clash presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management in association with Murphy’s Boxing. Gonzalez vs. Fuentes is a 10-round super flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle,” O’Reilly Auto Parts, Fred Loya Insurance, Interjet, Venom, and Fathom Events. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at a special time of 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

“24/7 Canelo/GGG 2” premieres Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 11:30 pm (ET/PT) on HBO. Canelo’s fifth “24/7” appearance and Golovkin’s third, “24/7 CANELO/GGG 2” is the latest installment of the acclaimed franchise that began in 2007.

Pedraza Wins The WBO Title Over Beltran

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Last night Puerto Rican Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (25-1, 12 KO’s) from Cidra, Puerto Rico captures the WBO Jr. Featherweight World Title in spectacular fashion by dethroning veteran Ray Beltran (35-8-1, 21 KO’s) by ways of twelfth round unanimous decision in a hard fought battle.

Pedraza jumped right in there early on boxed Beltran who could not get out of the jab, Beltran made adjustments in the middle rounds by scoring hard shots of his own as Pedraza began to hold frequently. In the Championship rounds Pedraza found a opening and took it by landing a hard uppercut in round eleven that send Beltran down to the canvas that pretty much sealed it for the new Champion who will now face Vasyl Lomachenko in December.

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Also Issac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KO’s) will defend his Jr. Featherweight WBO belt against Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KO’s) at the Gila River Arena @gilariverarena in Glendale, AZ. Presented by @trboxing

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