Fuzile Tops Ward

Las Vegas, NV – In a final eliminator for the IBF super featherweight title, Azinga Fuzile (15-1, 9 KOs) from South Africa scored a seventh round hard KO over Martin J. Ward (24-2-2, 11 KOs). Fuzile dropped Ward in round four with an explosive check hook, Fuzile then dropped Ward again in round seven and Ward’s corner seen enough ending the contest at the official time 2:45 of round seven.

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Acosta Defeats Rosa on Boxeo Telemundo

Acosta Defeats Rosa on Boxeo Telemundo

Report & Photos by: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Kissimmee, Florida – Jr lightweight George “El Yuyu” Acosta (12-1, 1 KO) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico outpointed Gadwin “El Abayarde” Rosa (11-2, 9 KOs) from Vieques, Puerto Rico over ten rounds in a unanimous decision to claim the vacant WBA Fedecentro title on Friday night at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Rosa started out strong putting his counterpunching together keeping Acosta moving in the earlier rounds, Acosta settled in letting off sharp punches catching Rosa who started leaving himself open. Both fighters having there moments in the fight but Acosta clearly did the most damage.

Judges scorecards were 96-94, 97-93, 98-92 for Acosta.

Elvin Gambarov (15-0, 13 KO) from Galaba, Azerbaijan becomes the WBC International Silver Junior Middleweight Champion by beating Diego Cruz (21-10-2) from Mexico City, Mexico in a all out ten round slug fest Gambarov wins by decision.

Lightweight Jean Guerra Vargas (4-0) from Caguas, PR. out-classed Gilberto Aguilar (0-2) from Mexico City, Mexico. by scoring a four round unanimous decision victory.

Vargas was the aggressor throughout the fight landing big bombs on Aguilar who spent the fight in survival mode as Vargas punched his way to a great performance today.

Junior Featherweight Pedro Salome (3-0-1) from Los Angeles, CA. slugged it out against very tough fighter Hector Bayanilla (2-1-1) from San Juan, PR. working him to a split decision victory for Salome.

Both fighters had big moments in the fight landing hard shots as Salome edged out the decision 39-37 (3x) in favor of Salome.

In the opening bout of the night Lightweight Mandeep Jangra (1-0) from Kharin, India made his professional debut tonight scoring a four round unanimous decision victory over Luciano Ramos (0-1) from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ramos the aggressor early on catching Jangra with a hard hook to the head that floored him in the opening round.

Jangra boxed Ramos the next three rounds keeping him at bay taking three rounds two one ending the contest as the judges score the bout 38-38 (3x).

Canelo Stops Saunders

Canelo throws left hook to the body of Saunders

Arlington, Texas – WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) scored an 8 round TKO over WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) who certainly came to fight in front of 73,126 fans on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Canelo pressed the action and landed almost all the heavy shots. Saunders might have edged some close rounds with very good movement and counterpunching, Canelo explodes in round eight landing a upper cut that caused an eye injury as Saunders stayed on his stool after the round.
Canelo now holds the WBA, WBC, and WBO belts. He’s one belt from undisputed, Canelo calls out IBF Champion Caleb Plant during Canelo’s post fight interview.

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Rosa vs. Acosta This Friday on Telemundo

Kissimmee, FL; Boxeo Telemundo will kick off its spring series this Friday night live with audience from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center as the rivalry continues between Mexico & Puerto Rico. George “El Yuyu” Acosta(11-1 1 KO) from Whittier, California but representing Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will face Gadwin “El Abayarde” Rosa(11-1 9 KO’s) from Veiques, Puerto Rico for the vacant WBA Fedecentro Jr Lightweight title in a 10 round bout. The fight is bought to you by All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Thompson Boxing.

“We are happy to start off our series with a great fight between two prospects” stated Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr President of All Star Boxing, Inc ” Fans will be able to attend this great night of boxing with all safety measures in place as we hope to put this pandemic behind us and bring life back to normal

The co main event of the night is for the vacant WBC International Super Welterweight title as Elvin Gambarov(14-0 13 KO’s) of Gabala, Azerbaijan faces Mexico City’s Diego “Demoledor” Cruz (21-9-2 17 KO’s) in a 10 round bout.

“I am excited to fight for my first regional title in this televised event” noted Elvin Gambarov ” We are going to treat the audience to a great fight” closed Gambarov

The special attraction of the night is a battle of undefeated super bantamweights as Pedro Salome(2-0-1) of Los Angeles, California faces Hector Bayanilla(2-0) of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a 4 round affair.

Boxeo Telemundo Spring Series will then continue into Mexico City, Mexico on May 14th and ends in Tampa, FL May 21st at the Bryan Glazer JCC Center. The last show of the series is May 28th were the best fights of the series will air from in studio that couldn’t make the live telecast.

Limited Tickets remain available by visiting Ticketmaster.com or at the box office at Osceola Heritage Park.

“El Abayarde” Rosa Vs ” El Yuyu” Acosta will air live Friday May 7th at 12AM/EST on Telemundo

There’s A New “KID” In Town

Plant City, Florida – Lightweight sensation Jusiyah Shirley (1-0, 1 KO) from Orlando, Florida. made his long awaited professional debut last night at the KO Addiction Boxing Center & Fitness – Plant City, Florida. In association with ProBox Promotions in association with Pier 6 & T&K Promotions

Shirley waiting no time mowing down Devon Grant (0-4) from Bronx, N.Y. catching him cleanly as Grant was fighting going backwards deciding to trade with Shirley gets caught with an explosive bomb that sends him down to the canvas as referee Massimo Montanini waves off the contest at the official time .23 seconds of round two by way of TKO victory for Shirley.

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Sanchez Beats Borrego In a Barn Burner

Report & Photos: Damon Gonzalez

Plant City, Florida – Lightweight Julio “Macho” Solis (4-0, 4 KO) from Tampa, Florida. knockout streak continues after stopping Douglas Diggs, Jr. (0-1) from Washington, D.C. going right after him with hard hooks and shots to the body, Diggs, Jr. not responding quickly gets hit with big shots as referee Micheal De Jesus waves off the contest at the official time 2:13 seconds of round three by TKO victory for Solis.

Junior Welterweight Ivan Franco (7-0, 5 KO) from Tampa, Florida returned to the ring with a TKO fifth round stoppage at 1:20 mark destroying Jimmy Rosario with an explosive left hook body shot that dropped Rosario who remarkably got up from the canvas to receive more punishment from Franco as referee Massimo Montanini seen enough waves off the beating in the fifth round.

20 year old welterweight Jeovanny “El Rayo” Estela (3-0, 2 KO) from Orlando, Florida. crushes Jarrell Murray (0-1) from Davenport, Iowa. jumping right on him right from the opening bell hitting him with hard shots to the head and body ending his night at the 1:49 second mark of the opening stanza by hard KO victory.

Welterweight Alan Sanchez (21-5-1, 10 KO) from Fairfield, CA. was the spoiler tonight by pulling off a hard fought eight round split decision victory over very solid puncher Jose Miguel Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Borrego (18-3, 16 KO) from

Borrego was as tough as you can get as he sat down on his punches trading big shots against Sanchez.

Both fighters did good things in there pressing the action, Sanchez just a step ahead in the exchanges came through in a action packed fight that I had it a draw.

Lightweight Daniel Araujo Figueiredo (6-0, 3 KO) from Miramar, Florida. scores a six round unanimous decision victory over very tough customer Nelson Colon (4-5, 3 KO) from Cayey, P.R.

Figueiredo couldn’t take his time to execute his shots as Colon came right at him from the opening bell trading big shots in the center of the ring.

Figueiredo composed landed the harder punches catching Colon walking right into shots. The judges Tallis were 60-34, 58-56 (2x) for Figueiredo.

Lightweight sensation Jusiyah Shirley (1-0, 1 KO)

from Orlando, Florida. made his long awaited professional debut last night in Plant City, Florida. waiting no time mowing down Devon Grant (0-4) from Bronx, N.Y. catching him cleanly as Grant was fighting going backwards deciding to trade with Shirley gets caught with an explosive bomb that sends him down to the canvas as referee Massimo Montanini waves off the contest at the official time .23 seconds of round two by way of TKO victory for Shirley.

Middleweight Christopher Galeano (13-1, 4 KO) from Bronx, N.Y. ways of Plant City, Florida. returned to the ring last night in a dominant performance by stopping Thomas Turner (5-10, 4 KO) from Caldwell,ID. breaking him down ending his night with explosive shots to the body dropping him at the official time 3:39 seconds of round three by TKO stoppage.

Enrique “Kikin” Collazo (15-1-1, 10 KO) from San Juan, P.R. out-classes Tahlik Taylor from Durham, NH. scoring a six round unanimous decision victory win, Collazo controlled the tempo of the fight landing the sharper punches in the contest all three judges have the bout scored 60-54 in favor for Collazo.

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Rosado-Melikuziev Clash on June 19

Gabe Rosado


“King” Gabriel Rosado (25-13-1, 14 KOs) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will collide against Uzbek contender Bektemir “Bully” Melikuziev (7-0, 6 KOs) in the co-main event on the #MunguiaSulecki card in a
in a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental and WBA Continental Americas Super Middleweight Titles.
presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions and Warrior’s Boxing. The event is sponsored by Tecate “The Official Beer of Boxing,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight will take place on Saturday, June 19 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas and will be streamed live
exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico. Additional undercard bouts will be streamed live on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. @goldenboy
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CHRIS ARREOLA VIRTUAL MEDIA WORKOUT

All-Action Heavyweight Chris Arreola Battles Former Unified Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Main Event Saturday, May 1 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California

Photos from Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions

VAN NUYS, CALIF.  All-action heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola showed off his skills in the ring during a virtual media workout Wednesday, which streamed live on the PBC YouTube page, as he nears his clash against former unified heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. that headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday, May 1 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
 
The full replay of the workout, which includes interviews with Arreola and his famed trainer Joe Goossen, can be watched HERE
 
The May 1 event is promoted by TGB Promotions. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com. Dignity Health Sports Park will be open to fans in a limited capacity, with all guests remaining socially distanced and subject to local and state health guidelines throughout the event.
 
Arreola’s workout took place at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California where Arreola is participating in his second training camp with Goossen. Arreola’s first fight with Goossen saw the veteran former title challenger set numerous CompuBox heavyweight records in a narrow decision loss to Adam Kownacki.
 
Here is what Arreola and Goossen had to say Wednesday:
 
CHRIS ARREOLA
 
“I’m ready for this fight. I’ve been waiting for this fight for four or five months. This one is going to be a barnburner for sure.
 
“This fight is important for my legacy. I want to make the fans happy they bought this fight. I don’t fight for paychecks. I’m a fighter for the fans. So I hope they enjoy this fight and buy this pay-per-view.
 
“I love what I do. I’m a fortunate person to have been a fighter since a young age. I bleed boxing. I put my whole self out there every time I fight. I know that I owe it to the fans to give them a great fight.
 
“Defensively I’ve grown so much working with Joe. He’s taught me a lot about keeping my hands up and countering. He hasn’t reinvented the wheel, he’s just made sure the wheel is round.
 
“I was able to keep up the pace against Kownacki because I did everything I had to do in the gym. I could have given three more rounds at the end of that fight too. The fight is always won in the gym and we put all of the work in to win that fight. I thought I won that fight. Despite not getting the decision, it was a fun fight for me.
 
“I feel great. I’ve been working hard for months. I know that I have to make this a great fight for the fans and for myself. I know how crucial this fight is for my career.
 
“I don’t pay attention to the odds. If people want to make me the underdog, I’m comfortable with that. I’ve been an underdog my whole life.
 
“I’ve had some long layoffs before, so I know how to get back into it when the time comes. The sparring helps you know where your timing is at. That’s the best way to gauge where you’re at in your training camp.
 
“It’s a beautiful venue at Dignity Health Sports Park. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. Every time I go there I love to sit up there with all the fans and enjoy the fights. It’s going to be a fun night of boxing on May 1and I can’t wait.”
 
JOE GOOSSEN, Arreola’s Trainer
 
“Chris and Andy are veterans. They’ve been around a longtime. They know how to turn on the switch when the time comes. We’re preparing for a great fight on May 1.
 
“When you have two guys of the same talent, how do you determine who wins the fight? It’s the fighter who’s in better shape. That’s the underlying thought process here. Both Chris and Andy have talent, but our goal is for Chris to be in the best shape possible. The difference plays itself out in those last few rounds of the fight.
 
“You’re going to have the best Andy Ruiz that we’ve seen in this fight. And we have the same on our side. Our team has been working hard as well. I don’t expect anything but a great fight. However many rounds this goes, it’s going to be fireworks.
 
“We’ve been training for around four months but he hasn’t peaked too early because we’ve been consistent. Once we built up to a certain point, we’ve kept it there. He’s not worn out at all. This is what fighters are supposed to do. They’re supposed to be in the gym training.
 
“I’m very confident and calm heading into this fight, because Chris has been doing exactly what he’s supposed to be doing. That’s all you can ask for.”

RISING YOUNG PROSPECT AND TENNESSEE ATTRACTION TYLER “SHORT FUSE” TOMLIN MAKES DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT DEBUT, FRIDAY, MAY 14, IN MURFREESBORO, TN

New York, NY – International Boxing Hall of Famer Lou DiBella announced today the newest addition to the DiBella Entertainment roster of world class boxing talent: undefeated lightweight Tyler “Short Fuse” Tomlin (10-0, 6 KOs), of Cheatham County, Tennessee.

 
Tomlin will make his DiBella Entertainment debut in a special attraction eight-round bout on Friday, May 14, 2021, in Murfreesboro, the sports capital of Tennessee, featured on Broadway Boxing Presents: Ladies Fight. Tomlin’s bout will not be streamed on UFC Fight Pass®, so local fans wishing to see his fight are encouraged to buy tickets well in advance to ensure entry.
 
Tickets, starting at $35, are On Sale Now and can be purchased online at Broadway Boxing Tickets. Fans wishing to support Team Short Fuseshould purchase seats or tables labeled “Tomlin.” The event is co-promoted by Matt Young’s Tri-Star Boxing. Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE is located at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, just outside of Nashville, TN. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30 p.m. local time. 
 
“Over the last 18 years, Broadway Boxing has become a global brand and I am so excited to bring the series to Murfreesboro on May 14,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Tyler Tomlin is already a star in Tennessee and has the potential to carry his stardom onto the global stage. Starting May 14, we will begin the process of making Tyler Tomlin a prominent name in the boxing world. Cheatham County has my word, he will not forget where he came from and will continue to be active in the Tennessee boxing scene.” 
 
Just 21 years old, Tomlin has already made a huge splash on the Tennessee boxing scene since turning professional in May 2019. He has won his first 10 bouts, while cultivating one of the most loyal and passionate fan bases anywhere in professional boxing. Tomlin began boxing at age nine and was a touted amateur, compiling a 65-15 record. He won gold at the Tennessee Golden Gloves and Silver Gloves tournaments six times each, became a four-time Regionals champion, and won bronze at the 2015 Junior Olympics. He is trained by his father, Darryl Tomlin, at the Team Tomlin Gym, built four years ago on the family’s home estate. 
 
“I’m extremely happy that I’ve signed with an experienced promoter like Lou DiBella, who has been in the boxing business for many years,” said Tyler Tomlin. “I believe that we will do incredible things together as I ascend to the top of the boxing world. We’ve discussed building my career in my home state of Tennessee and that’s an attractive part of our agreement. I want to bring big fights to Tennessee and I’m looking forward to taking my career to the next level. I know DiBella Entertainment can make that happen.”
 
“After going back and forth with negotiations, Lou DiBella gave us many of the terms we were seeking,” said Darryl Tomlin, Tyler’s father and trainer/co-manager. “Ty has built a tremendous fan base here in his hometown of Cheatham County and Lou agrees that we should continue to fight in Tennessee and maintain the momentum. We want to have a great working relationship with DiBella Entertainment and it’s truly a blessing for Ty and our family to be with Lou, who has also been involved in some of my favorite boxing movies like ‘Southpaw’, ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Rocky Balboa’.” 
 
Tomlin is co-managed by noted boxing manager Peter Fernandez, of Tampa, Florida.
 
The remainder of the May 14 event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports, at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT, and will feature a world class, historic evening of exclusively women’s boxing. Broadway Boxing Presents: Ladies Fight is headlined by an eight-round lightweight contest between popular, former WBO featherweight world champion Heather “The Heat” Hardy (22-1, 4 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, and Montreal, Canada’s Jessica “The Cobra” Camara (7-2). 
 

Zamora-Esparza On for April 23

Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora (32-6, 12 KOs) of San Cristobal Huichochitlan, Toluca, Mexico will defend her WBC flyweight world championship against Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (9-1, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas in a 10-round fight.

#MunguiaBallard is a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate “The Official Beer of Boxing” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The fight will take place on Friday, April 23 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MDT/9:00 p.m. ET. Additional undercard bouts will be streamed live on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT/2:30 p.m. MDT/4:30 p.m. ET.