“Machine Gun Kid” Navarro We know his name ….and you can, too!

@livan_boxing_champion “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro

We know his name

….and you can, too!

Miami (via Havana’s) undefeated Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro (9-0, 5 KOs) graduated to prospect status, and probably learned some lessons along the way, with a unanimous 10-round decision over Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez (18-2, 12 KOs) of Key West.

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DUSTIN ARNOLD STARRING IN THE BASH JOB

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DUSTIN ARNOLD STARRING IN THE BASH JOB

Dustin Arnold (6-1 (1 KO) of Coral Springs, Florida, had things all his way for four rounds of his lightweight six-rounder against Raul Chirino (12-10, 6 KOs) of Miami. Chrino came to life and took the fight to Arnold in the last two rounds. Too little too late, as the talented Arnold took the unanimous nod (scores: 58-56, 59-55 x 2). Good, entertaining fight between two Florida rivals.

Photo credits: @lsboxing

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Ancajas vs. Santiago/Uzcategui vs. Maderna Weighs

Weigh-In Results:

Uzcategui vs. Maderna / Ancajas vs. Santiago

LIVE on ESPN+, TOMORROW at 10:30 p.m. ET

Undercard Streaming on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET 

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

ESPN+ (10:30 p.m. ET)

• Jose Uzcategui 172.6 lbs vs. Ezequiel Maderna 172 lbs

(Light Heavyweight – 10 Rounds)

 

• Jerwin Ancajas 114.2 lbs vs. Alejandro Santiago 114.6 lbs

(Ancajas’ IBF Junior Bantamweight title – 12 Rounds)

  

ESPN+ (7:30 p.m. ET)

 

• Rico Ramos 127.4 lbs vs. Daniel Olea 123.2 lbs

(Featherweight – 8 Rounds)

 

• Genesis Servania 123.6 lbs vs. Carlos Carlson 123.2 lbs

(Featherweight – 10/8Rounds)

 

• Joshua Greer Jr. 119.6 lbs vs. Giovanni Delgado 122 lbs

(Super Bantamweight – 10/8 Rounds)

• Askhat Ualikhanov 141.8 lbs vs. Angel Hernandez 146.6 lbs

(Welterweight – 8/6 Rounds)

• Janibek Alimkhanuly 163.6 lbs vs. Carlos Galvan 162.6 lbs

(Super Middleweight – 8/6 Rounds)

• Christopher Zavala 126.4 lbs vs. Dominic Blanco 129.4 lbs

(Super Featherweight – 4 Rounds)

• Derry Noble 117 lbs vs. Edson Noria 116.8 lbs

(Bantamweight – 4 Rounds)

• Justin Cardona 136 lbs vs. Arturo Izaguirre 138 lbs

(Super Lightweight – 4 Rounds)

• Rene Moreno 131 lbs vs. Bacilio Monterroso 128.6 lbs

(Lightweight – 4 Rounds)

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Joven Sports and MP Promotions, tickets for this all-action card are on sale now. Priced at $105, $78.75, $52.50, and $26.25, including facility fees, tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Oracle Arena box office. The Oracle Arena box office is open Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m.

Antonio Vargas Makes Weight In Puerto Rico

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Bantamweight Antonio Vargas (7-0, 3 KO’s) from Kissimmee, Florida came in weight at 118 lbs

as he gets set to face Felipe Rivas 119 lbs. from Mexico Friday night at the Cancha Ruben Zayas Montañez, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

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Runvisai-Diaz Set for Oct 6

@WBCBoxing superfly king @srisaket_ssr Srisaket Sor Runvisai (46-4-1, 41 KO’s) from Si Sa Ket, Thailand

face off vs tough Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz (14-2-3, 6 KO’s) from Mexico presenting their October 6 match in #Thailand at the Impact Arena Pak Kret Presented by One Champion Chatri Sityodtong, (Nakornluong Promotion) Thainchai Pisitwuttinan.

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EDGAR BERLANGA MAKES BROADWAY BOXING DEBUT THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT KINGS THEATRE IN BROOKLYN

THE REAL DEAL BOXING’S POWER PUNCHING PROSPECT IS UNDEFEATED IN 8 FIGHTS WITH EVERY WIN COMING BY 1ST RD KO

WATCH EDGAR AND THE ENTIRE CARD LIVE THIS SATURDAY AT LIVE.DBE1.COM

This Saturday, September 29th in Brooklyn, New York at Kings Theatre, three of New York’s premier promoters DiBella Entertainment, Uprising Promotions and The Real Deal Boxing will come together for a special edition of Broadway Boxing, showcasing some of the best prospects in the city including Justin Biggs, Jude Franklin, Josue Vargas, Melissa St. Vil and more.

One of the fighters on the card generating massive buzz in New York’s boxing scene is none other than The Real Deal Boxing’s very own Edgar Berlanga (8-0, 8 KOs) who has won every professional fight of his career by first round knockout.

Berlanga was last seen headlining at Kings Theatre during Puerto Rican Pride Weekend in June where he scored a brutal first round KO of rugged and experienced veteran Aaron Garcia who had never been stopped before. Now at only 21 years old, Berlanga is starting to create the rare excitement amongst fans that is only generated by fighters who have that special ability to end a fight with one single shot.

With all of his fights averaging 90 seconds (sound reminiscent of any other young Brooklyn born prospects of the past?) and amassing a following in New York’s Puerto Rican community, the middleweight blue chipper is on the verge of taking the boxing world by storm.

We caught up with the young knockout artist for a few quick questions about his KO streak, his favorite fighters and what his plan is if he ever sees a second round.

You’ve never had an opponent make it to the second round. Are you hoping this fight goes more than one round?

Hell no. All the work that you put in at the gym should make the fight easy. If he goes in the first round like everyone else, the quicker we outta there and getting ready for the next one.

You’ve fought some solid veterans and even a few undefeated young fighters but since you stopped them in the first, do you get a lot of criticism that your opposition has been weak?

Oh yeah. I get that a lot. That I’m fighting bums. I’ve been in there with veterans. People that are supposed to give me rounds but when they go in the first, what can I do? I’m not going wild and trying to take their head off either. I’m trying to box and look for opportunities. It’s a no-win situation. I fight a guy and stop him in the first, he’s a bum but guaranteed if I go the distance, everyone will say that I’m not that big a puncher.

Sounds like a good problem to have.

(Laughs.) Yeah, I guess it could be worse.

When you were a kid growing up you saw fighters like Cotto and Trinidad at the Garden on Puerto Rican Pride Weekend. Is that your ultimate dream? Headlining Madison Square Garden on Puerto Rican Pride Weekend?

That’s my dream. That would be a dream come true. Dreamed about it since I was a little kid. That would mean more to me than winning a world title. That’s my goal in this sport.

When do you think you’ll be ready for a Top 20 fighter?

Hopefully by next year. I’d like to be 10-0 before the year is over. Up the competition level in early 2019 and then late next year and early 2020 start going after the Top 20 guys and get a world ranking.

Are you the hardest punching prospect in boxing?

I believe so. I’m sure there are guys who have 8 knockouts but not sure if they are all in the first round especially against guys like Aaron Garcia who had never been stopped in like 20 fights.

When did you know you had that type of power?

Around the end of my amateur career. My body started maturing and I started to notice I was hitting a lot harder. I told my coach I want to start knocking people out. Dropped some guys in sparring then did it in the amateurs and now I’m doing it in the pros.

If you weren’t boxing what would you be doing?

I have no clue. I wouldn’t be in the street. I know that. Probably just have a regular job. Thank God my dad made me go to the gym even when I was younger and didn’t want to for a while. If it wasn’t for that who knows.

Couple quick questions to let people get to know you a little more. Who’s your favorite current fighter?

Terence Crawford. He’s such a complete fighter.

All time?

Miguel Cotto. I was just a little kid when I saw him at the Garden. Had my little headband and everything. I was hyped up. Changed my life.

I know you’re a Cotto man but do you think he’s Puerto Rico’s all time greatest?

No. That’s Wifred Benitez.

Favorite boxing movie?

Rocky 4 with Drago. I’m pumped to see the new Creed, Drago is coming back.

What kind music you listen to?

Latin trap. Hip Hop. R&B.

Jay Z or Nas?

Jay Z. Brooklyn baby!

So, what are you gonna do the first time the bell rings for the end of the first round and your opponent is still standing there?

Keep with the game plan. Not worried at all about going rounds. Hopefully I can get some rounds this time for everyone to see my skills. I’ve been sparring 8 to 10 rounds so I’m not worried about conditioning. There’s more tools in my box to display. I know I have the rep of just a puncher but I’m really more of a boxer-puncher.

So could the streak end this weekend when you let your opponent get out of the first so you can get some rounds in?

No. No. No. (Laughs.) If I see the opportunity, I’m taking him out.

Selina Barrios Retains NABF Lightweight Title with Dominating Unanimous Decision Over Patricia Juarez

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Tonight at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio’s female boxing sensation, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs), remained undefeated with a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Patricia Juarez (4-1), sister of WBC Bantamweight champion, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (50-9-4, 13 KOs).  With the victory, Barrios retains her NABF Lightweight title.

In the early rounds, both fighters were very active, throwing a lot of punches, but Barrios was the one landing the cleaner shots. Although Juarez was doing her best to box from the outside using a one-two combo, her power wasn’t enough to keep Barrios off her as she kept coming forward, landing her signature overhand right. Barrios hurt Juarez in round five, knocking her mouthpiece out with right hook, forcing the referee to stop the action momentarily. Juarez recovered but never was able to stop Barrios from coming forward as she continued to land thumping power shots. A clash of head butts cut Barrios on the forehead during the middle rounds, but she was never bothered by them. In the later rounds, Barrios continued to apply pressure, forcing Juarez to fight on the inside. Juarez showed a lot of heart making it to the final bell but came up short as Barrios remains undefeated. Scorecards read 100-89 and 99-91 twice all in favor of Barrios.

“I felt I controlled the fight from the opening bell,” said Selina Barrios. “Juarez was a very tough opponent and I give her a lot of credit for going the distance. I hit her with a lot of power shots and she hung in there. I didn’t feel any power in her punches, so I kept coming forward. I got the victory and I’m ready to fight any of the champions at Lightweight. Katie Taylor, Mikaela Mayer and Amanda Serrano, I’m coming for you guys. You can run, but you can’t hide.”

This event titled “Heavyweight Boxing Showdown” was brought to you by CCC ENTERTAINMENT in conjunction with CC HOOKS, HOUSTON ASTROS, and KEEPPUNCHING ENTERTAINMENT