Photo credits: Showtime Boxing

On July 5, Hasim Rahman, Jr. signed a bout agreement to fight Jake Paul on August 6th at Madison Square Garden

at a maximum weight of 200 lbs. At the time of signing Rahman provided evidence of his weight to give comfort to

Most Valuable Promotions and the New York State Athletic Commission that he would not be losing more than 10%

of his weight over the 4 weeks leading up to the fight. Since weighing in at 216 lbs on July 7, Rahman and his camp

have offered assurance after assurance publicly and privately that he was on track to make weight at the weigh-in on

August 5th, going as far as to provide a letter signed by a recognized nutritionist that his weight cut was progressing

without issue per New York State Athletic Commission’s required weekly weight checks. In the last 48 hours, it has

become clear that these assurances were not made in good faith.

On Friday, Rahman submitted a weight check to the New York State Athletic Commission that demonstrated he had

lost less than 1 pound since originally signing to take the fight 24 days prior. This prompted the Commission to

declare that it would not sanction the fight at less than 205 lbs. Still, Jake Paul was prepared to move forward with the

fight at this new weight and a new contract was sent to Rahman’s promoter reflecting a 205 lbs. limit, imposing strict

penalties should he fail to make weight. Upon receiving this new contract Saturday morning, Rahman’s camp

indicated for the very first time that he planned to weigh 215 lbs. at the official weigh-in and would not agree to

weigh-in at 205 pounds and informing Most Valuable Promotions that they are pulling out of the fight unless the fight

was agreed to at 215 pounds.

MVP and Jake Paul will not reward someone that has conducted themselves in such a deceiving and calculated

manner. Therefore, MVP is left with no choice but to cancel the August 6th event. This forced outcome impacts Jake

Paul, Amanda Serrano and every other fighter on this card who have trained tirelessly over the past few months for

this event. The boxing community must hold Hasim Rahman Jr. liable for his lack of professionalism. There has been

endless work, time, and money put into building this event and we want to thank our team, Showtime, Madison

Square Garden, Holden Boxing and all of our partners for their continued support. Above everything we want to thank

our fans for their commitment to the athletes and the sport of boxing.

Joseph Adorno Spectacular knocking out Roberto Monreal

By: Damon Gonzalez

Photo credits: Kristen Gasdick

Orlando, Florida – In the main event at the Caribe Royal in Orlando Florida. Super Lightweight

Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (16-1-2, 14 KO’s) from Allentown, PA. takes out Roberto Almazan Monreal (10-18, 4 KO’s) from Brownsville, Texas. finishing him off with an explosive punch that ended his night at the official time 2:59 seconds of round two by KO victory in a very impressive outing for Adorno.

Adrian “Pretty Boy” Pinheiro from Orlando, Florida. stops Javier Gomez Rueda from Tijuana, Mexico who couldn’t step out use Pinheiro’s range gets caught in the opening round at 1:21 seconds by TKO victory.

Jeovanny Estela from Orlando, Florida outworks Bryant Costello in a hard fight makes Costello pay by finishing him off at 1:39 seconds of round six by TKO victory.

Darrius “Hawk” Jackson from Orlando, Florida scores a TKO victory at the official time 1:36 seconds of round three over Manuel Moriera.

Jackson beating Moriera to the punch making little faints catches him in the inside in a great performance by Jackson.

Cruiserweight puncher Carlos Fromenta Romero battles to a unanimous decision victory over very tough Jose Humberto Corral. All three judges score the contest 60-54 for Romero.

Antonio Vargas from Kissimmee, Florida makes his long awaited return to the ring by stopping Daniel Coronel from Argentina at the 1:24 second mark of round number four by way of TKO victory.

Steven Galeano from Bronx, New York waisted no time finishing off David Morales from Nicaragua at the official time 2:22 seconds of round two by TKO victory.

Jr Welterweight Keeshawn Williams from Lanham, MD. scores a six round unanimous decision victory over a very tough Raymond Chacon. All three judges score the contest 60-54 for Williams.

In the opening bout of the night Tyler Jacques from Bennington, VT needed three rounds too finish off Yildo Escobar Depestre from Miami, Florida by way of TKO at :36 seconds of opening round victory.

Super Lightweight contender Joseph Adorno of Allentown, PA meets

Roberto Almazan Monreal in the main event of Orlando Fight Night” Saturday evening at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

Presented by GH3 Promotions and Boxlab Promotions. #AdornoMonreal #Boxing #Boxeo #Sports #BoxLab

Photo credits: Kristen Gasdick

Press Conference Notes: Unbeaten Junior Welterweight Contenders Arnold Barboza Jr. & Danielito Zorrilla Face Off

Action-Packed Tripleheader to air FRIDAY (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at Pechanga Resort Casino LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

(Courtesy: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

Temecula, Calif. – Two undefeated junior welterweight contenders look to take a giant step forward Friday evening at Pechanga Resort Casino. Arnold Barboza Jr. (26-0, 10 KOs), from South El Monte, California, will battle Puerto Rican standout Danielito Zorrilla (16-0, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt.

In the eight-round lightweight co-feature, Southern California’s Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (14-0, 12 KOs) steps up in class against Mexican veteran Jair Valtierra(16-1, 8 KOs). The televised opener will see the return of U.S. Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) against Roberto Zavala Jr. (2-1-1, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder at heavyweight.

Barboza Jr.-Zorrilla, Muratalla-Valtierra and Torrez Jr.-Zavala Jr. will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.Undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m PT) and includes junior featherweight prospect Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz(5-0, 1 KO) and rising heavyweight Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw (16-0, 12 KOs).

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Ringside Ticket Inc., tickets starting at $29 are on sale now and can be purchased at

At Wednesday’s press conference, this is what the fighters had to say. 

Arnold Barboza Jr.

“I think this fight has all the makings of being another great war between Mexico and Puerto Rico. I’m Mexican American and he is Puerto Rican. This one will be a great battle. Everyone knows my style, and he also likes to come forward. I can’t wait for Friday night.”

“All the hard work is paying off. I began my career fighting on the small UniMás shows and now I’m the main event on ESPN, but we are not satisfied. We want more!” 

“It’s exciting to fight in front of friends and family in California. It has been a while since I fought in Cali, but now we are here, and we have a great matchup. We have a tough and hungry fighter in front of us.” 

Danielito Zorrilla

“I feel happy and thankful for this opportunity. I’m well-prepared physically and mentally. Everyone will see on Friday night. I expect a lot from Barboza. He is a great fighter and one of the best in the division. This will be a very competitive fight. This will be a war!” 

“Now I have former world champion, Rocky Martinez, in my corner. He is a man that has a lot of experience. He is a three-time world champion and knows what it takes to become a champion. He has added a lot to my team. I think this combination will benefit my career.” 

“We are working hard to represent Puerto Rico. If the opportunity presents itself for me to become the next big Puerto Rican star, we will be ready for that and will take it. That is what we are working for.” 

Raymond Muratalla

“I love opportunities like this. I’m ready and can’t wait for Friday night. Working at Robert Garcia’s Boxing Academy is great. All the talent there is crazy. We have great sparring sessions, and because of that, I know I’m ready. I feel like I’m ready for the next step. I know I’m ready!” 

Jair Valtierra

“I had a great training camp, and I know I’m ready to come out victorious. I know he is a strong fighter, but we have a great strategy, and we are going to follow the game plan.” 

“I feel very excited about this opportunity. This is my first fight in the United States. Now people around the world will know about me. I hope to put on a great show for all the fans.”  

Richard Torrez Jr.

“I think that my professional debut put me through a lot of things that I needed to learn as a pro. I had a cut and there was also a mix-up with the referee. There were a lot of different things going on that will help me in my future fights.”

“For this training camp, my team and I added a nutritionist. We felt like that was missing. We added them to the team and now I look and feel great. Right now, I’m here! I’m ready! We are prepared for this fight! I’m ready for Friday night!”

Friday, July 15

ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+ (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)

Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Danielito Zorrilla, 10 rounds, Vacant WBO Intercontinental Junior Welterweight Title
Raymond Muratalla vs. Jair Valtierra, 8 rounds, lightweight

Richard Torrez Jr. vs. Roberto Zavala Jr., 6 rounds, heavyweight

 ESPN+ (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)

Austin Brooks vs. Victor Saravia, 4 rounds, featherweight

Stephan Shaw vs. Bernardo Marquez, 8 rounds, heavyweight

Floyd Diaz vs. Pedro Salome, 6 rounds, junior featherweight

Jorge Marron Jr. vs. Adrian Yung, 6 rounds, welterweight

Event Name: Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Danielito Zorrilla — Press Conference
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Weights From ProBox Plant City, Florida

Cesar “RainMan” Francis

Brooklyn, New York

(10-0, 6 KO’s) 140 lbs.


Ray Beltran

Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

(37-9-1, 23 KO’s) 138.4 lbs.

WBO NABO Super Lightweight Title

Christian Thun

Germany via Miami, Florida. (8-0, 6 KO’s) 278.4 lbs


Curtis Harper

Jacksonville, Florida.

(13-8, 9 KO’s) 262.8 lbs.

8 – Rounds Heavyweights

Marques Valle

Lutz, Florida.

(4-0, 4 KO’s) 153.6 lbs


Jorge Rodrigo Sosa

Asuncion, Paraguay

(3-4, 3 KOs)

6 Rounds – Welterweight

Julio Solis

Caguas, Puerto Rico

(7-0, 6 KOs)

134.6 lbs.


Emiliano Garcia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

(17-6-1, 14 KOs)

130 lbs.

6 Rounds – Super Featherweights

Dominic Valle

Lutz, FL

(3-0, 3 KOs)

128.6 lbs.


Manuel Guzman

Managua, Nicaragua

(8-5-1, 5 KOs)

129.8 lbs.

6 Rounds – Featherweights

Brandon Glanton

Atlanta, GA

(15-0, 12 KOs)

200 lbs.


Deshon Webster

Lenexa, Kansas

(12-5-3, 6 KOs)

200.4 lbs.

#FrancisBeltran is a 10-round fight for the WBO NABO Super Lightweight Championship. The event will take place on Saturday, July 9 at ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida and will be streamed live globally on ProBox TV. 

Photo credits: @damongonzalez_

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