“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.

Photo credits: @lsboxing @univision

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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.

Photo credits: WBC Boxing

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

Shields-Hammer is on for Nov 17

It’s ON Baby!!

@claressashields vs. @ladyhammer_official

CLARESSA SHIELDS TO FACE CHRISTINA HAMMER IN MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION TO

CROWN WOMEN’S UNDISPUTED 160-POUND CHAMPION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY.

IBF & WBA Champion Shields To Meet WBC & WBO Champion Hammer In Matchup Of Undefeated, Top-10 Pound-For-Pound Fighters

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION Live At 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK – Two undefeated middleweight world champions will meet when Claressa Shields faces Christina Hammer on Saturday, November 17 live on SHOWTIME from the Adrian Phillips Theater in Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The blockbuster unification match to determine the women’s undisputed 160-pound world champion will be the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION, live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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Photo credits: Showtime Boxing

Joshua-Povetkin Fight Prediction

By: Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez

Photo: DAZN USA

London,U.K. – This is certainly a good Heavyweight fight, Both fighters have nice power, and I feel that Joshua and Povetkin are both good boxers. But Joshua is younger, quicker, and faster then the 39 year old Povetkin who brings more experience; he’s been in there with the tougher guys.

Povetkin has good defense, and so far Joshua has shown he can take a punch, This will be an important fight for Joshua to me clearly Povetkin is more of a stepping stone at his age coming into this match.

I clearly see Joshua winning the fight, I think Povetkin will come out early and try to press him early, trying for an early knockout testing the young Joshua, it will come to a point where Joshua will just control the fight and stop Povetkin in the mid rounds by TKO victory.

Victor Ortiz vs. John Molina Jr. Los Angeles Media Workout

Ortiz vs. Molina Jr. Headlines Premier Boxing Champions Action

Live on FS1 & FOX Deportes Sunday, September 30 from

Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

 

Photos from Luis Mejia/Ringstar Sports

 

LOS ANGELES – Former welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz and hard-hitting John Molina Jr. showed off their skills at a media workout Thursday as they prepare to face off Sunday, September 30 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes live from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

The telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas, who was in attendance at Thursday’s workout and faces New Mexico’s Jose Salinas, along with his brother Jose Balderas, who competes on the non-televised portion of the card.

The stacked night of PBC action on FS1 and FOX Deportes will also see unbeaten featherweight contender Brandon Figueroa taking on rugged veteran Oscar Escandon in a 10-round bout, 2016 British Olympian Joe Joyce battling Iago Kiladze in an eight-round heavyweight attraction and rising unbeaten prospects Efe Ajagba and Joey Spencer in separate showdowns.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Ringstar Sports, are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

Here is what the participants at the media event had to say Thursday from Fortune Gym in Los Angeles:

VICTOR ORTIZ

“John Molina Jr. is a warrior, and it’s going to be two warriors on fight night. This is another chance for me to do what I love to do and what I have the most passion in the world for.

“You have to keep that fire burning inside you to keep competing in this sport. You have to go in there 100 miles per hour. This is a sport and I’m going in there to destroy him, then we can go have lunch after.

“I have lots of respect for Molina, but this is still boxing. He’s in my way right now and I’m going to knock him out of the way.

“I have one big task ahead of me and that’s John Molina Jr. on September 30. I can’t focus on anyone else out there, as much as I may want to fight them. I have a tremendous challenge in front of me.

“I don’t feel that I have the size advantage. Molina is a big guy. I’m not too small or anything, but at the end of the day we’re going to have a good dance in that ring and there’s going to be no excuses.

“I’m working hard each day in camp to be ready for September 30. Whatever the coaches have been asking of me, I’ve been there and delivered.”

JOHN MOLINA JR.

“I know that Victor is going to be himself in there. We’re both veterans who have been been down this road before. He’s coming to win and that’s what excites me. I think everyone watching is going to get a treat on September 30.

“Victor is probably the physically bigger guy because he’s been at welterweight longer, but I think I carry the weight well. I’ve always been big for my weight classes so I think it will fit perfectly.

“Training is what I do. I’ve been down this road before so it’s really just built into my system to get in the gym and work hard. Everything has been going great. We’re on track with some hard work ahead to be ready for fight night.

“Victor deserves my undivided attention and he has it. Especially for this fight. He is a big strong guy who hits hard for 147-pounds. I never pick the easy guy when I move up in weight. My first fight at 140 was Lucas Matthysse and I expect fireworks for this fight as well.

“My ability to bounce back and deal with adversity in the ring is all about mindset. When I’m in that ring, I’m just 100 percent focused on doing what I have to do for my family. I’ve been blessed by boxing. I put it all on the line.

“I know I have to go through the fire every time I get into the ring. If I didn’t think that I’d be fooling myself. You can say what you want about Victor, but he’s always been in exciting fights and I’m going to have to deal with that style on September 30.

KARLOS BALDERAS

“I envision myself going out there and breaking down my opponent little by little. I think we’ve kept the same kind of training going, but me and my brother are much more comfortable as pros now, so it’s gotten even more productive.

“I’m excited to keep working and getting my rounds in, while also having fun with this job I’m blessed to have. I’m not planning to let this fight go the distance and I’m going to take the opportunity to end it when I see it.

“Me and my brother both believe that the fight is really won in the gym. By the time you get up into the ring, it’s just sparring really. That helps me stay relaxed and focused on the work I’m there to do and not worried about anything going on around me.

JOSE BALDERAS

“I feel great going into this fight. I’ve learned a lot from each time I’ve gotten into the ring and I’m going to take that into this next fight to put on my best performance.

“My goal is always to go out there and be great. I’m ready to break my opponent down and do what I have to do.

“It’s exciting to be on the same card as my brother again. We definitely are still invested in each other’s fights. Hopefully we can each take care of business and be able to be there cheering each other on.”

RICHARD SCHAEFER, Chairman & CEO of Ringstar Sports

“It’s refreshing to see the level of respect from Ortiz and Molina. This is an extremely evenly matched fight with no clear favorite. These are fighters who can create a memorable night. It’s the perfect example of how styles make fights.

“Both of these men know how to entertain and are must-see television every time they step into the ring. Now they’re fighting each other and it’s got war written all over it. The fans watching on Sunday night and here in Ontario are in for a treat.

“I’m excited to see the continued development of Karlos Balderas on September 30. He is quickly making an impression throughout the sport and I believe he’s going to prove that he can live up to the promise in the not too distant future. Sunday will be another step toward what he can really accomplish.”