Juarez Defeats Contreras in a Banger

Plant City, Florida – On Friday nights main event heavy puncher Cesar Juarez (27-10, 20 KO) from Mexico City, Mexico captures the WBA Fedecentro Featherweight Title as he went to war for ten hard rounds beating Dennis Contreras (24-10-1, 22 KO) by unanimous decision win at the tonight at the Whitesands Events Center in Plant City, Florida. Presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with ProBox Promotions.

Contreras wasn’t going away staying right directly in Juarez face trading big shots back in forth certainly Juarez was just a step ahead in the power punching and keeping constant pressure on Contreras throughout the action packed fight we go to the official judges scorecards 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 in favor for Juarez.

In the opening bout of the night Najee Lopez from Ellenwood, GA. put a hurting on Wallace Nass Silva from Boston, MA. crushing him with hard shots to the head sending to the canvas referee Christopher Young seen enough punishment waving off the contest at the official time .29 seconds of round one by TKO victory for López.

Heavyweight Stephen Shaw waisted no time jumping right on Nick Davis with explosive shots to the head and body, Davis countered and got caught with an overhand right by Shaw that drops Davis at the official time 1:42 seconds of the opening round by way of KO victory.

Otabek Kholmatov from Miami, Florida returns for his second appearance on Boxeo Telemundo getting rid of Carlos Diaz Ovando quickly ending his night with hard pressure leading up to the stoppage at .52 seconds of round three by way of TKO victory.

Luis Caraballo from La Perla, Puerto Rico making his debut fight in the United States keeping John Portal at bay hitting him with multiple counter shots finishing him off at the official time 2:21 seconds of round three by TKO victory.

Top Rank fighter heavy puncher Omar Rosario from Caguas, Puerto Rico scores a four round unanimous decision win over very tough Marc Misiura from Scranton, PA. Rosario was a step ahead of Misiura who put up a good fight but fell short as all three judges score the contest 40-36 for Rosario.

Christopher “Golden” Galeano from Brandon, Florida scores a eight round unanimous decision victory over veteran fighter Marcus Willis from Fort Myers, Florida.

Willis certainly put his punches together and made it competitive against a very tough Galeano who showed the value of good home cooking, tagging Willis every time he stepped in the exchange. The judges official scores were 78-74, 77-75, 79-73 in favor for Galeano.

All Star Boxing fighter Bryan “The Hunter” Polaco from Farjado, Puerto Rico clearly showed the value of a great training camp as he bring in boxing trainer Javiel Centeno and the team from Centeno’s Sweat Box Boxing Gym.

Polaco broke down warrior Justin Gunter from Danville, VA. by fighting tall using his long range to attack Gunter ending his night at the official time .39 seconds of round five by way of TKO victory.

Report & Photo credits: Damon Gonzalez/ Latinbox Sports

Harry Stays On Cruz Control

St. Petersburg, Florida – In the Main Event of the evening Super Welterweight Harry “Dragon Fly” Cruz (6-2, 2 KO) from Middleburg, FL. stops Thomas “The Samurai”

Turner from Caldwell, ID. at the 1:58 second mark of round three by TKO victory.

Thomas began working Cruz with straight shots backing Cruz up momentarily.

Cruz started to get into a rhythm mid round by pounding Thomas to the body with hard shots in the inside.

Turner was dropped twice in the contest referee Gene Del Bianco waved off the fight rightfully so after Turner was dropped for the second time.

In the opening bout of the night Richard Graham (3-0-1, 2 KO) from St. Petersburg, Florida. waisted no time jumping right on Dowen Pugh (0-2) hitting him with heavy shots sending him down to the canvas with an explosive right hook referee Gene Del Bianco reaches the count to ten at the official time of .55 seconds of the opening round by way of TKO victory.

Eric Howard (1-0) from Tampa, Florida scores a unanimous decision victory over Trey Anderson from Tallahassee, Florida

Howard picking his spots taking the fight right to Anderson who you have to

give credit to Anderson he can box and take what Howard gives him.

Howard setting up the counter making it a action fight as we go to the official scorecards 39-36, 40-35 (2x) in favor for Howard.

Light Heavyweight Deion Pruitt (3-0, 3 KO) from Leesville, LA. was spectacular breaking down James Horne (0-3) quickly ending his night at the official time 1:21 seconds of round one by TKO victory for Pruitt.

Light Heavyweight Imran Haddabah (2-0, 1 KO) from St. Petersburg, Florida. hit a hole in one without even doing anything as he scores a TKO victory at .28 seconds of the opening round over LaQuavis Higgins from Forest City, AR.

Haddabah got into an exchange against Higgins right from the opening bell

Higgins fighting going backwards dislocated his shoulder in the exchange of shots against Haddabah who finished him off.

Welterweight Terry Roscoe from Albany, GA. was the spoiler tonight coming in scoring a four round unanimous decision victory upset over local favorite Rufino “Baked Chicken” Lewis (1-1, 1 KO) from Lakeland, FL.

No pressure attended Lewis started off very well applying hard pressure on Roscoe who found ways to fight back weathering the pressure from Lewis.

Roscoe was given credit for first knockdown which looked like Lewis slipped on the advertisement located in the center of the ring.

Lewis continued to throw hard punches that were met with counter shots coming from Roscoe who scored a second knockdown as we go to the judges scorecards 40-36, 38-36 (2x) in favor for Roscoe.

Middleweight puncher Angel IIarraza (5-0, 1 KO) from Ocala, Florida was too much for Charles Dallas from Marietta, GA. ending his night at the official time .54 seconds of round three by TKO victory.

IIarraza got into hard exchanges with Dallas right from the opening round

IIarraza defenatly sharper with his punches being the boss in the fight catches Dallas in a hard exchange as

IIarraza closes the show.

The WIBA Featherweight Champion Carisse “Golden Child” Brown (4-1, 2 KO) from Lakeland, Florida. in a non-title defense destroys Elizabeth Tuani from SeaTac, WA. in just .41 seconds of the opening round with a devastating KO victory.

Tuani came out swinging right from the opening bell Brown timed her stepping right in with a hard right hook that sent Tuani down to the canvas hard referee Gene Del Bianco issued the count Tuani indicated to the referee she can continue as Tuani unbelievably was wobbly was allowed to continue Brown jumped right back on her crushing her hit her with a crushing right hand that sent her down hard to the canvas the doctors had to attend to Tuani in the ring from the knockout.

Antonio Tarver, Jr (8-0, 5 KO) from Orlando, Florida scores a six round unanimous decision victory over Dylan Carlson from Oragon.

If you first don’t succeed

Punch punch punch Again, Tarver, Jr didn’t get the knockout but was clearly able to take the fight right to Carlson breaking him down in six rounds. Judges official scores were 58-56, 59-55 (2x) in favor for Tarver, Jr.

Lightweight Kenneth Davis, Jr (6-2-1, 3 KO) from Reno, NV. scores a six round stoppage over Ayron Palmer from Tallahassee, FL. at the 1:29 second mark of round six Davis, Jr pressured with a flurry of punches referee Gene Del Bianco jumps in to prematurely stop the action with just seconds left in the final stanza.

Armando Moran (5-1-1, 3 KO) from Wahneta, FL. steps back into the ring tonight to battle Joshua “Spotlight” Montoya from Lubbock, TX. In there long awaited rematch after battling to a Majority Draw a little over two months ago.

Both fighters literally rushed to the center of the ring at the opening bell both throwing hard fast balls, exchanging with heavy explosive shots through out there six rounds non-stop action fight. Massive credit to the performance of both fighters that clearly will have a Championship future.

Moran pulls out a unanimous decision in a valor performance against a true warrior Montoya, Judges official scores 60-54, 58-56 (2x) for Moran.

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Victor Ortiz, Mark Magsayo & Carlos Castro Victorious InPay-Per-View Undercard Action&Frank Martin, Steven Torres & Jose Valenzuela ScoreImpressive Wins in PBC Action Live on FOX

LAS VEGAS – In a career-defining fight, Yordenis Ugas shone bright on the biggest of stages. A boisterous crowd of 17,438 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas watched the underdog Ugas outbox and out-fight the great Manny Pacquiao to win a 12-round unanimous decision and retain his WBA Welterweight World title in the main event of FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view. “I’m very excited but, most of all, I want to thank Manny Pacquiao for giving me this moment in the ring today,” Ugas said afterward. “I told you, I am the champion of the WBA and I showed it tonight.” “I’m very emotional. A lot of people say Cubans can’t win the big fight. So, I’m very proud that I got this win for Cuba and showed what we are all about.” Pacquiao, as always, was gracious in defeat. “Congratulations to Ugas and his team,” said Pacquiao. “Thank you to all of you. I want to thank all my fans and the media. For many decades, the press, media and boxing fans were always behind us, supporting us. That’s why we’re here, why we became popular and why we accomplished our dreams as a fighter. “I am a fighter outside and inside the ring. I look forward to returning to the Philippines and helping them during this pandemic.” Ugas used his size, strength and length to keep Pacquiao guessing, slowly wearing down boxing’s only eight-division champ to win in decisive fashion. Pacquiao, 42 (67-8-2, 39 KOs), promised a fast start and lived up to his word in the first, darting in and out with combinations. Unfazed, the 35-year-old Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) maintained a tight guard. In the second, he unveiled his long left jab, alternating it up and downstairs as Pacquiao struggled to get inside. Pacquiao began the third with a short left but Ugas silenced the crowd with power shots of his own. The Cuban began landing a looping right in the fourth, a punch Pacquiao struggled with the entire night. Following a close fifth, Ugas regained the upper hand in the sixth, working the jab and delivering well-placed punches to the body. Two-way action brought the crowd to their feet in the seventh as they shouted “Manny! Manny! Manny!” Ugas remained poised, pushing the Philippine Senator back with more rights. “My trainer, Ismael Salas, and I had a plan,” said Ugas. “We were going to move him around; we were going to use the jab and keep him off balance. That was the whole game plan.” Ugas controlled the eighth, and the raucous audience responded to more punishing rights by Ugas. Sensing the fight slipping away, Pacquiao picked up the pace in the ninth. Still, the harder shots came from Ugas. Early in the 10th, a Pacquiao left forced Ugas to clinch. The momentum was short-lived. Ugas had now found a home for his right and was throwing it with regularity. The 12th was particularly one-sided. Ugas repeatedly landed the right, hurting Pacquiao on several occasions and opening a cut near his left eye. “The right hand was a shot I had planned to use on Manny,” said Ugas. “It kept working so I kept using it.” The triumphant Ugas raised in his arms in victory as the bell sounded. Moments later, three judges scored the bout in his favor, one turning in a 115-113 card while the other two had it 116-112. “In the future, you may not see Manny Pacquiao in the ring,” Pacquiao said. “I don’t know. Let me rest first, relax and make a decision if I’ll continue to fight or not.” “He’s a legend, one of the greatest fighters that ever lived,” Ugas said of his opponent. “I’ll always respect him not only as a great fighter but outside the ring. I also admire that he fights for his country, as I do. I want to free Cuba.”

In the co-main event, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (37-6-1, 20 KOs) battled his way to a 10-round unanimous decision over “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-7-3, 25 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 96-94. “It felt good to be back in the ring with fans and I definitely fed off of their energy,” said Guerrero. “I knew this was going to be an all-out war. Victor Ortiz brought the best out of me tonight. It was back and forth action the entire fight and I came out on top as I predicted.” Much of the action was fought on the inside where Guerrero landed the cleaner shots. After a feel-out opener, Guerrero came alive in the second, stunning Ortiz with a series of power shots. Round after round, the two former world champions unloaded short shots in close quarters with each refusing to take a backward step. Guerrero capped off his performance with a strong 10th frame, which proved to be the difference on the cards. “I thought I won. It is what it is,” said Ortiz. “It was a close fight. He didn’t hurt me. A couple times I got caught off balance but that was it. I should have boxed a little better, but hey, he did what he had to do.” “Now I’m ready to step up and fight anyone they put in front of me,” said Guerrero. “I have a lot left in me and I’m in this sport to win another world title. I dedicate this fight to my family and I give all the glory to my lord and savior Jesus Christ.”

In a star-making performance, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo(23-0, 16 KOs) of the Philippines scored a spectacular knockout of Julio Ceja (32-5-1, 28 KOs), putting the former world champion away in the 10th round of their WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator. “I just worked a lot on the straight punches,” said Magsayo. “I kept working it round after round and when I saw he was hurt, I followed up. “I’m so glad for the outcome. I expected his style to make it happen and I expected a knockout tonight.” It looked like it might be an early night when a counter left hook from Magsayo floored Ceja in the first. Mexico’s Ceja gamely rose and worked his way back into the fight, slowing Magsayo down with combinations to the ribs. Ceja’s work paid off late in the fifth when a left uppercut introduced Magsayo to the canvas. The 26-year-old slugger made it to his feet. The bell sounded moments later. Ceja attacked the body with abandon in the sixth and seventh but it was Magsayo who found his second wind late. His fast hands and feet allowed him to dictate the action in the eighth. He enjoyed an even better ninth, flashing his left in the forms of jabs and hooks. With the fight seemingly hanging in the balance, Magsayo let it all hang out in the tenth. As Ceja sought refuge along the ropes, Magsayo uncorked a picture-perfect one-two flush on the Mexican’s jaw. Ceja sagged to the mat, helped along the way by another right. No count was needed. Referee Kenny Bayless ended the bout at 0:50 of the 10thround. “I got knocked down and was surprised, but I focused my mind on what I wanted, a world championship shot,” said Magsayo. “It’s my dream today and now it’s coming true. Hopefully my next fight is a world title shot.”

In the pay-per-view opener, Carlos Castro(27-0, 11 KOs) turned in the finest performance of his career, stopping former world title challenger Óscar Escandón (26-6, 18 KOs) in the 10th round of their back-and-forth featherweight encounter. “Escandón has been in there with the best. He’s gone a lot of rounds with world champions,” said Castro. “But it was just a matter of time, picking our punches. I sat down a little more on my shots. I’ve been with Manny Robles for only four months. With a little more time, I think we’ll be able to dominate the division.” Castro used his height and reach to keep Escandón at bay early on. Escandón was game throughout. Late in the first, he pinned Castro against the ropes and buckled him with a hard left hook. “I knew it was going to be a slow start,” Castro said. “Manny Robles taught me a lot, but a year and a half out of the ring, a new coach—it’s always different. Sparring and training is always different from fights, so I feel great and happy for the opportunity. I have to keep progressing.” By the start of the second, Castro was back to using his jab and timely footwork. His punch output increased with each passing round.
Escandón began to show signs of wear in the fifth. Castro was now landing to head and body with regularity. Early in the seventh, Escandón was badly wobbled by a right hand. Castro pounced, unloading a series of power shots. Escandón countered with a wild left hook that missed. The force of the blow drove Escandón to the canvas. Referee Celestino Ruiz improperly ruled it a knockdown, which was later overturned and ruled a slip. Castro sought to close the show but Escandón showed incredible heart, fighting him off until Castro was forced to retreat. The crowd roared their approval at round’s end. Castro continued to dominate in the ninth. He closed the show in the tenth, landing another big right followed by a volley that floored Castro. Ruiz mercifully waved it off at 1:08 of the 10th round. “I fought my heart out and gave my best effort, but it just wasn’t my night tonight,” said Castro. “I had him hurt in the first round, but I didn’t have enough time to finish him off. I give Castro a lot of respect, he’s a great fighter and showed great sportsmanship. I’m not done and I will be back.” “What’s next is up to my promoters,” Castro said. “I’m going to take some time off to spend time with my family, thank my coaches and enjoy the victory.” Preceding the pay-per-view,

rising lightweight sensation Frank “The Ghost” Martin (14-0, 10 KOs) impressed again, pitching a 10-round shutout over Ryan Kielczweski (30-6, 11 KOs) in the main event on PBC action live on FOX and FOX Deportes. All three judges scored the bout 100-90. The 26-year-old Martin dictated the pace from the opening bell, working behind a southpaw jab and stepping in with combinations. Kielczewski was game but had no answer for Martin’s speed, power and athleticism.

In the co-main event on FOX, heavyweight prospect Steven Torres(5-0, 5 KOs) made quick work of Justin Rolfe(6-3-1, 4 KOs), pounding Rolfe until referee Robert Hoyle stepped in at 2:33of the first round of their scheduled four-round bout. In the FOX televised opener, touted lightweight Jose Valenzuelaimproved to 9-0 (6 KOs) with a fourth-round stoppage over Donte Strayhorn (12-4, 4 KOs). The 22-year-old Valenzuela scored a knockdown early in the first when an overhand left sent Strayhorn staggering back. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. ruled that the ropes held Strayhorn up and administered a standing eight count. In the second, Valenzuela showed poise as he pressed the attack behind his lefty stance. Strayhorn had his moments in the third round. However, the heavier blows came from Valenzuela, who poured it on until the bout’s end at 1:29 of the fourth round.

Bedford Clears Out Barnett By Decision

Report by Damon Gonzalez

Biloxi, MI – Johnny Bedford bitter sweet becomes the 2x BKFC Bantamweight World Champion by beating Reggie Barnett by unanimous decision.

Bedford starts off we’re he left off by blasting Barnett with a hard right hand that drops Barnett in the opening round.

Barnett holding his own countering with big shots of his own as we go to the judges Tallis 48-46 50-44 49-46.

López-Belcher Knuckle Up

Alan Belcher fights hard wins five round unanimous decision victory over Tony Lopez

Belcher definitely showed great punching power in the opening round catching López with huge shots in the inside.

López taking everything Belcher can give gets nailed with a straight right hand from Belcher.

In the final round López did have success landing hard shots on Belcher both fighters finish the fight with no knockdowns, Judges official scores 49-46, 48-47, 50-45.

Henry Catches Some Fish

Quentin Henry knocks off Jason “Hook Em” Fish in round two.

Henry started off with a good jab Fish starts exchanging blows gets caught and buzzed by a hard shot from Henry that may have broke his nose.

Henry Jumps right on Fish putting him down while referee reaches the count of ten at .56 seconds of round two by KO victory.

Heavyweight Dillon Cleckler (3-0, 3 KO) waisted no time staying in the pocket blasting Justin Thorton (0-1) with hard shots cracking him in the jaw ending the fight immediately as referee waves off the contest at .19 seconds of round one by KO stoppage.

BoBo Knows

Heavyweight Bobo O’Bannon destroys Lewis Rumsey in four rounds

Rumsey made every effort to let his hands go, O’Bannon was just the stronger man tonight dropping Rumsey multiple times battering him ending his night at the official time of the stoppage

.33 seconds of round four by TKO victory

Poetic Injustice

Light Heavyweight

Harris “Sandman” Stephenson takes a disqualification win over Melvin Guillard.

Guillard comes out strong in the opening round drops Stephenson with a hard combination of punches landing a big left hook that sends Stephenson down.

Guillard hits Stephenson with a hard right hand that hurts him Stephenson was hit while he was down ruling a disqualification giving Stephenson the win.


Elvin Brito scores a five round majority decision win over Julio Garcia.

Brito taking the fight to the inside tagging Garcia with shots in the opening round.

Garcia having his moments catching Brito with solid shots in the inside.

Garcia having a slow kill in there matching Brito shot per shot. Judges scorecards 48-48, 48-47 (2x).

Kaleb Harris dominates Derrick “Superman” Findley in a five round unanimous decision win.

Harris opens up with very nice movement in the ring popping his jab a Findley who needs to make adjustments quickly.

Harris not having problems finding the target as Findley not adjusting to the fight.

Harris coming on going for the knockout in round four.

Findley showing some skin in the final round letting his hands go as we go to the scorecards 50-45, 50-45, 50-46.

Light Heavyweight Scott “Walkin’ Threat” O’Shaughnessy wins a five round unanimous decision victory over David Simpson.

Simpson tough as nails had his moments in the fight gets dropped in the opening round two knockdowns we’re ruled. O’Shaughnessy showing explosive power as Simpson gets tagged on the chin gets floored again with a hard shot.

In round three Simpson having problems finding the mark gets dropped again with a hard shot from O’Shaughnessy.

Judges official scores 48-44, 48-45, 49-45.

Lightweight Adam “The Slugger” Pellarano Beats John “The Florida Keys Kid” Chalbeck by five round Split Decision

Chalbeck starting off with a good jab Pellarano responds with shots of his own but taking hard right hands in the opening round.

Pellarano explodes in the opening seconds of round two with hard combination of shots Chalbeck took it well closes the round with hard shots of his own.

Pellarano eating uppercuts from Chalbeck both fighters exchanging hard shots.

Chalbeck and Pellarano definitely made it entertaining as we go to the scorecards 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

Light Heavyweight

Ryan Jones Eliminates Kaine Tomlinson in the Opening Round

Right from the opening bell Jones comes out fast throwing straight shots at Tomlinson who was fighting back breaking him down dropping him to a knee Tomlinson shaken up couldn’t continue as he was counted out at the official time 1:49 seconds of round one by KO victory for Jones.

Taylor Made

Lightweight Bobby Taylor, destroys Ronnie Rogers in a blink.

Taylor bloody eye just seconds into the opening round, Taylor counters and drops Rodgers with an explosive shot, Taylor jumped on him blasting him with a hard right hand finishing Rodgers off with nine seconds left in the opening round at 1:51 seconds round one by KO victory.

Photo credits: Phil Lambert @bareknucklefc

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Boxeo Telemundo Season Finale:Martillo Contreras v. Cesar Juarez,War-ez

Miami, Fla: Boxeo Telemundo closes their Summer series next Friday, August 27, with the main event that many believe will be an all-out war. WBA Fedecentro Champion Dennis ” El Martillo” Contreras (24-10-1-22 KO’s) has resurrected his career by beating four top prospects on Boxeo Telemundo, Fernando Garcia 12-0, Belmar Preciado 20-2, Carlos Flores 20-0 and Hairon “El Maja” Socarras 23-1. These four wins have put El Martillo in contention for a shot at a world title. First, however, he must face battle-tested two-time world title challenger Cesar ” Corazon” Juarez, War-ez (26-10-20 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico. Juarez is promoted by boxing guru Sean Gibbons. Gibbons believes that his fighter “War-ez,” as he refers to him, can bring enough ammunition to go for another title run if he was to come out victorious. This fight is a crossroads fight for both fighters.

” I see this fight as a “pick-em” fight. It is hard to say who has the advantage. These fights are the ones that fight fans love to see. No one is favorite; they are both two warriors looking for one more title shot.” said Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr. President of All Star Boxing

The show will have a total of 8 bouts; the undercard will be announced shortly.

Contreras vs Juarez will broadcasted LIVE on Telemundo at 12 AM. Check your local listings.


Photo credits: Pepe Sulaiman

Tijuana – 19-year-old female fighting sensation Gabriela “Sweet Poison” Fundora (2-0) will return to action tomorrow night in Tijuana, taking on Mexico’s Karol Mazariegos (1-0-1, 1 KOs) in a super flyweight four-rounder to open festivities at the Najera Boxing Promotions’ event at the Round 13 Big Punch Arena.
The younger sister of world-ranked super welterweight contender Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Gabriela Fundora, is a lofty 5’ 9” former amateur standout, trained by her father, Freddy, at his increasingly popular gym in Coachella, California. The skilful southpaw says her busy schedule since turning professional is all part of a larger plan. “I’m feeling very strong and fast and I’m excited getting back in the ring,” said Fundora, who was last seen in July of this year, taking a unanimous decision from Texas brawler Indeya Smith. “I don’t know much about Karol Mazariegos, but we are trying to stay super busy and get as much experience as possible.”
Like her brother, Fundora is promoted by Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing. She says her busy schedule is part of a plan to take the fast track to a world championship fight.
“My brother and i are working extremely hard in the desert, trying to improve our craft,” she explained. “I want to get as much promotion as possible, to prepare for what my promoter has planned and that’s a world title by next year. The sky is the limit!”
From a boxing family where three of her brothers, her father and her mother were once fighters, the fighting female Fundora is the most heavily decorated member of the family while winning regional and national championships, including the 2017 USA National Junior Championship, where she was named “Boxer of the Tournament” as well as the Junior Olympics twice, and the 2017 USA Eastern and Western Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. Lewkowicz says that because of Fundora’s extensive experience, she is already an uncrowned world champion.
“Gabriela ‘Sweet Poison’ Fundora will be a world champion a year from now. I guarantee it,” said a confident Lewkowicz, known for finding unknown talent in gyms all over the world. “She is too much for most of the fighters in her division to handle, so we are taking a fast route to the top. We are keeping her sharp and ready for when the time comes to take her first belt from one of the current champions.”

Split-T Management’s WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Kali Reis Defends

Photo Credit: Paul Gallegos/DiBella Entertainment

NEW YORK – TONIGHT! at the Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, California, Split-T Management’s Kali Reis will make the first defense of her WBA Super Lightweight world title when she takes on Diana Prazak in the headline bout of a UFC Fight Pass streamed card (11 PM ET / 8 PM PT).
Reis of Providence, Rhode Island, has a record 17-7-1 with five knockouts.
Reis, who is managed by Brian Cohen, won the title on November 6, 2020 with an exciting 10-round unanimous decision over Kandi Wyatt in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Reis, who is also a former WBC Middleweight world champion has wins over Maricela Cornejo (4-1) and Patricia Juarez (4-1).
Prazak of Melbourne, Australia has a record of 14-3 with nine knockouts, won the WBA Super Featherweight title with an 8th round stoppage over Frida Wallberg on June 14, 2013 in Sweden. She defended the title once with a 5th round stoppage over Shannon O’Connell (8-2). Prazak also has wins over Siriphon Chanbuala (10-0-1) and Fatuma Zarika (23-5-1). Prazak is coming off a unanimous decision over Milagros Gabriela Diaz on March 13th in Tijuana, Mexico.
At Thursday’s weigh-in, Reis weighed 139.2 lbs. Prazak was 138.2 lbs.
Reis is promoted by Dibella Entertainment.

Valtierra-Ruiz make Weight for Telemundo Clash

Mexico City, Mexico; Boxeo Telemundo continues its summer series with a civil war from the Mexican Capital this Friday August 20th as undefeated WBC Latino lightweight champion Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra(15-0 8 KO’s) from Leon Guanajuato, Mexico squares off against challenger Alberto “Alacran” Ruiz(10-2 7 KO’s) over 10 rounds. The bout will air live from the famed Auditorio BB with all safety measures in place.

The co main event of the night is a battle of crosstown flyweights as hard hitting Ivan Armando “Tsunami” Garcia(6-1-1 5 KO’s) faces Miguel Angel Rojas(3-2-1 2 KO’s) over 8 rounds.

The special attraction of the night in the Jr lightweight division, Jonathan “Explosivo” Ramirez(6-2 4 KO’s) challenges Edwing Antonio Campos(3-5) over 6 rounds. Ramirez trains with former World champion Jorge Luis Bueno.

Full weights;

10 rounds WBC Latino Lightweight title

Jair Valtierra 135

Alberto Ruiz 135

8 rounds Flyweights

Ivan Armando Garcia: 111

Miguel Angel Rojas: 113

6 Rounds Jr Lightweights

Jonathan Ramirez: 129

Edwing Antonio Campos: 129

4 Rounds Bantamweights

Abraham Arreola: 118

David Escudero: 120

4 Rounds Lightweights

Armando Moncada: 138

Cesar Escudero: 139

4 Rounds Featherweights

Abraham Bautista: 127

Ezequiel Cabrera: 126

4 Rounds Flyweights

Brandon Alberto Jimenez: 112

Emmanuel Ramirez: 110

“Kaiser” Valtierra vs “Alacran” Ruiz airs live 12AM/EST on Telemundo


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Eight-Division World Champion Pacquiao & WBA Welterweight Champion Ugas Headline FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View This Saturday, August 21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugás made their grand arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday ahead of their FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View showdown this Saturday, August 21 from T-Mobile Arena. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and MP Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through t-mobilearena.com and axs.com. Pacquiao seeks to add another piece of history to his already legendary resume Saturday night, while Ugas will look for a career-defining victory in his first world title defense. Ugas will be defending the same title that Pacquiao won when he defeated Keith Thurman in his last fight in July 2019. Here is what Pacquiao and Ugas had to say Tuesday from Toshiba Plaza: MANNY PACQUIAO “I am excited to win another world championship on Saturday. I don’t care who has the belt right now, we’ll see who walks out of the ring with it. “Being out of the ring has given me time to rest, but also to get motivated like in my early days. I can’t wait to display it all on fight night. “Boxing is my passion. That’s why I’m still here giving inspiration to the boxing fans and bringing honor to my country. I’m happy doing my job and working hard. They have to try to slow me down in training, because I always want to go more rounds. “This could be my last fight, or there could be more. I’m turning 43 in December, and my plan has always been to just go one fight at a time. I encourage the fans all over the world to watch this fight, because you never know.” YORDENIS UGAS “I’m here to wreck any future plans Manny Pacquiao has in the ring and make sure that Saturday is his last fight. “It feels great to be in the main event Saturday night against a true legend like Pacquiao. I can’t wait to get in the ring on Saturday night. “I didn’t hesitate at all when I got offered this fight. I knew right away what a big opportunity it would be and what a win like this can do for my career. “I always work hard and give it my all every day in training camp. We were already working for the Fabian Maidana fight. Of course, once I knew I was fighting Pacquiao, I was motivated even more, but I always give it my all in training camp.”



Elvis “Semental” Garcia vies for WBC Continental Americas Bridgerweight Title on Friday night.El Cajon, CA (August 17, 2021) International Boxing Hall of Famer Lou DiBella announced today that top Mexican heavyweight prospect Elvis “Semental” Garcia(11-0, 8 KOs), of Tacoma, WA, by way of Puerta de Mangos, Nayarit, Mexico, will take on Joel Shojgreen (10-2, 9 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, in a scheduled eight-round battle for the WBC Continental Americas Bridgerweight Title. The event, headlined by world champion Kali Reis defending her crown, will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports, starting at 8:00pm PT / 11:00pm ET. Garcia vs. Shojgreen is one of the featured fights on Friday, August 20, on the Broadway Boxing event from the beautiful Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, tickets, starting at $69, may be purchased HERE. The Sycuan Casino Resort is located at 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019, thirty minutes from Downtown San Diego. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00pm PT. Elvis Garcia has dedicated himself to a long-term, impactful fitness and nutrition program, which will see him enter the ring on Friday night in the best condition of his professional boxing career that began four years ago. The WBC’s Bridgerweight division has a weight limit of 224 pounds. Known for his heavy hands, the charismatic Garcia last fought on June 26, earning an eighth-round stoppage win against Daniel Cota Peinado. Referred to as Anthony Joshua’s “secret weapon”, Garcia served as Joshua’s main sparring partner in preparation for his world heavyweight championship rematch against Andy Ruiz in December 2019. Fighting for the third time in 2021, the powerful Shojgreen returns to action following two first-round knockouts earlier this year in Mexico.
“One of the most important lessons that I’ve learned from my coach, Joel Diaz, is the need to pay close attention to the things outside the ring. I have focused on proper nutrition and a fitness plan that I adhere to every day, and not just when I have a fight scheduled, that I feel has made me a much better fighter and athlete,” said Garcia. “I am very excited to be fighting Joel Shojgreen for the WBC Continental Americas Bridgerweight title, live on UFC Fight Pass. All of the work that my team and I have put in at the gym will show on Friday night and I feel confident that, at the end of the night, the belt will be mine. Being Mexican, the green belt holds a special significance to me and a victory will get me one step closer to accomplishing my dream of becoming a WBC world champion. I want to thank Lou DiBella and Mauricio Sulaiman for this tremendous opportunity.” Headlining the broadcast, WBA 140lb. World Champion Kali “K.O. Mequinonoag” Reis(17-7-1, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA, who is the first female Native American boxing world champion, makes the first defense of her world title against Los Angeles-based Australian veteran and former world champion Diana Prazak(14-3, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout. The division’s vacant IBO Title will also be at stake. Fighting in a scheduled eight-round WBA 147lb. World Title Eliminator, dubbed the “Thrilla for CasKilla”, Alma “The Conqueror” Ibarra (8-1, 4 KOs), of Monterrey, Mexico, faces Kandi “Krush” Wyatt (10-2, 3 KOs), of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The winner will become the mandatory challenger for undisputed world champion Jessica McCaskill. In a scheduled 10-round bout, Jessica “The Cobra” Camara (8-2), of Montreal, Canada, will face former world champion Victoria Bustos (21-6), for the vacant WBO 140lb. World Title. Camara’s world title opportunity follows her victory against former world champion Heather Hardy on May 14, 2021. The off-TV undercard features plenty of local talent. Cruiserweight newcomers will battle in a four-round bout as Ben Alvarez (1-0, 1KO), of San Diego, CA, faces Jerell Nettles (0-1), of Denver, CO. In the super featherweight division, San Diego’s Austin Brooks (1-0, 1KO), takes on Jesus Torres Beltran(4-0, 3 KOs), of San Bernardino, CA. Over four rounds in the super lightweight division, pro debuting William King, of Perris, CA, challenges Oscar Mendoza (0-1), of San Rafael, CA. Welterweight pro debuters Jacob Macololooy, of San Diego, and Oscar Mendoza, of San Ardo, clash in a four-rounder. Junior welterweight Joel Diaz Jr. (25-2, 21 KOs), of Palmdale, CA, and San Diego pro debuting bantamweight Jennifer Chieng are also expected to compete.