Navarrete Stops De Vaca

Los Angels, CA. – WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) scored a third round TKO over previously unbeaten Francisco “Panchito” de Vaca (20-1, 6 KOs) before 3,944 on Saturday night in the inaugural boxing card at the Banc of California Stadium first boxing event.

Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs), who upset Isaac Dogboe to win the title and then defeated him in an immediate rematch, knocked down De Vaca (20-1, 6 KOs) in the second round and forced the referee to stop the fight after dishing out a sustained beating in the third.

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Los Angels, CA. – Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KO’s) from Las Vegas, NV. the WBC USNBC Featherweight Champion gets a technical decision against Mexican warrior Rafael Rivera (27-4-2, 18 KO’s) from Tijuana, Mexico.

Magdaleno dominating in his return to the ring going toe to toe against tough Rivera just standing in front getting hit as Magdaleno looking like the bigger man in the ring Rivera a tough fighter head butts Magdaleno causing a cut on the nose Magdaleno battled right through it with spirit and will dropping Rivera in round nine with a hard shot, the fight was called to a holt due to Magdaleno took a hard elbow in the eye he could not continue as the fight went to the score cards 88-82 and 89-81 2x for Magdaleno.

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Los Angels, CA – In a swing bout highly talented Super Lightweight Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KO’s) from Santo Domingo, D.R. ends Jesus Gonzales (6-3, 2 KO’s) night at the official time of 1:42 seconds of round one by TKO victory. Rodriguez explodes right from the opening bell drops Gonzales twice to the canvas referee seen enough calls off the contest.

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Los Angels, CA – Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0, 2 KO’s) defends his WBO Global & WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Titles tonight by destroying Stuart McClellan (27-4-3, 11 KO’s) by knockout.

Alimkhanuly was on point placing punches, throwing punches drops McClellan with a hard upper cut in round two, no questions McClellan was way too predictable getting caught with multiple hard shots throughout the contest.

Alimkhanuly stepped on the gas blasting McClellan too the canvas with a hard hook in round five, too tough for his own good McClellan got up during the count to take more punishment as his corner seen enough threw in the white towel ending the contest at the official time of 2:51 seconds of round five by KO victory for Alimkhanuly.

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Los Angels, CA. – Welterweight Chris Van Heerden goes to (28-2-1, 12 KO’s) from Johannesburg, South Africa scores a ten round unanimous decision victory over Aslankbek Kozaev from Vladikavkaz, Russia breaking his seventh fight winning streak as he drops to (33-3-1, 8 KO’s). Van Heerden definitely needs to step out use his range better as he walked right into to head butts that opened cuts to his face, Kozaev a game fighter swinging for the fences but leans in too much taking big shots from Van Heerden.

Van Heerden grabbing the tempo in the later rounds definitely has Kozaev’s attention as they trade shots in the center of the ring, Van Heerden keeping the jab on Kozaev exploding on him in round seven with big shots, Judges official scores 79-73 twice and 78-74 for Van Heerden.

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Los Angels, CA – Super Lightweight Javier Molina (20-2, 8 KO’s) from Norwalk, CA. put in the work tonight scoring a one-sided unanimous decision victory over a very tough Manuel Mendez who falls to (16-6-3, 11 KO’s).

No question Molina using good strategy throughout the fight, setting up traps as Molina walked into shots all night, Molina was always in position landing great power shots as Mendez couldn’t make the adjustments in the contest, Judges official scores 79-73 twice and 78-74 for Molina.

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Los Angels, CA – On the opening bout of the evening at the Bank of California Stadium in Los Angels, CA. Lightweights Dmitry Yun (2-0) from Chelyabinsk, Russia scores a unanimous decision victory over Javier Martinez (4-7, 3 KO’s) from Austin, Texas. Yun got caught twice was put down by Martinez but Yun pressed most of the action keeping Martinez off as he spits out his mouth peace a total of 8x’s in the contest, Judges official scores 57-54 twice and 56-54 for Yun.

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Amir Imam Signs With Top Rank

Imam to make Top Rank debut later this year

Amir Imam, a former super lightweight world challenger known for his explosive knockouts, has signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank.

Imam (21-2, 18 KOs) has been out of the ring since March 17, 2018, the evening he challenged Jose Ramirez for the vacant WBC super lightweight world title. He lost via unanimous decision in a brutal toe-to-toe battle to Ramirez, who is currently the unified WBC/WBO 140-pound world champion.

Imam will campaign at either super lightweight or welterweight, and he recently enlisted the services of South Florida-based manager Peter Kahn. He is expected to make his long-awaited ring return later this year.

“I am grateful to have joined the best promotional company in boxing. I have learned a lot from my past fights and have made positive changes that will allow me to succeed as I move forward to my goal of becoming a world champion,” Imam said. “I’m eager to get back into the ring before the end of the year and showcase my skills as part of the Top Rank team. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for me.”

“Amir Imam is a naturally gifted fighter who can best be defined as potential unrealized to this point in his career,” Kahn said. “He has the physical and mental tools to be a world champion. He’s a perfect fit for Top Rank. Whether Amir continues to campaign at super lightweight or welterweight remains to be seen, but the fans will see a rejuvenated, well-prepared Amir who is on a mission to be a world champion.” 

Imam, from Albany, New York, knocked out 12 out of his first 13 opponents in the paid ranks, and won an eight-round unanimous decision in 2014 over Yordenis Ugas, who is currently one of the welterweight division’s top contenders. He scored highlight-reel knockouts over Jason Robinson and Fidel Maldonado before being stopped in shocking fashion by Adrian Granados in 2015. Imam rebounded with three consecutive knockout wins before locking horns with Ramirez in a memorable clash at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

2019 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

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This past weekend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame ( held its 7th Annual Induction Gala at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. The weekend kicked off with a meet and greet on Friday, followed by the induction ceremony on Saturday.  This event was sponsored by WBC Boxing and Title Boxing. 


The 2019 induction class consisted of Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, Joel Casamayor, Leroy Haley, Wayne McCullough, Hasim Rahman, “School Boy” Bobby Chacon, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzales, “Terrible” Terry Norris and Ronald “Winky” Wright.  Non-Boxer Participants included Duane Ford, Dan Goossen, Dr. Flip Homansky, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Marc Risman.


“It was an honor to once again present some of boxing most recognized icons in the sport with their inductions into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame,” said NVBHOF CEO and President Michelle Corrales-Lewis. “Everyone who was inducted was well deserving and their legacy’s will live on forever. I want to thank all the inductees and their families for their participation as well as my staff for all their hard work. It takes a lot of effort to put on a mega event like this and I just want to say I’m grateful.”