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Challenger Shinsuke Yamanaka, champion Luis Nery ready for rematch with WBC bantamweight title on line

By Kaz Nagatsuka, Japantimes.co.jp The fighters are ready. The boxing gloves are still a work in progress. Shinsuke Yamanaka and WBC bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery both insisted they’re ready to step into the ring during a signing ceremony on Tuesday ahead of their rematch at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Thursday night. “I’m in even better physical condition than last time. …


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Roman Gonzalez: Estrada beat Rungvisai, it’s not fair!

By Allan Fox, Boxingnews24.com Former multi-division world champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez says Juan Francisco ‘Gallo’ Estrada defeated WBC super flyweight champion Sriskaket Sor Rungvisai last Saturday night, and should have been given the decision in their fight on the SuperFly2 card at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The judges thought differently, scoring the fight 117-111, 115-111 …


Kellerman not convinced Rungvisai deserved win over Estrada

By Dan Ambrose, Boxingnews24.com Max Kellerman of HBO says he isn’t certain WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 31 KOs) did enough on Saturday night to deserve his 12 round majority decision win over former WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (36-3, 25 KOs) in their SuperFly2 bout on HBO Boxing After Dark at the Forum in Inglewood, …

Donnie Nietes: I Want Chocolatito or Sor Rungvisai Next

By Francisco Salazar, Boxingscene.com INGLEWOOD – Donnie Nietes made easy work of mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Reveco, stopping him in the seventh round, successfully defending his IBF flyweight title. It was all Nietes from the opening bell, outboxing the Argentine fighter by throwing and landing combinations to the head and body. As the bout progressed, Nietes began to break Reveco …

Rungvisai wins in a thriller over Estrada

By Michael De Vera INGLEWOOD, California — Rising star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (45-4-1, 40 KOs) was pushed to the limit on his way to victory over spirited challenger Juan Francisco Estrada (36-3, 25 KOs) in the main event of “Superfly 2” card Saturday night at The Forum here. Rungvisai, who will turn 32 years old on March 17, withstood the …

Viloria receives bigger payday than Nietes

By Sam Smith INGLEWOOD, California — Donnie Nietes has world championship and another win but it was his sparring partner Brian Viloria who got a bigger purse money despite losing in separate fight in the “Superfly 2” card Saturday night at The Forum here. Nietes took a paycheck worth $40,000 in his impressive seventh round knockout win over Carlos Reveco. …

Nietes KOs Reveco, retains crown

by Michael De Vera INGLEWOOD, California — Filipino boxer Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (41-1-4, 23 KOs) knocked out Argentinean challenger Carlos Reveco (39-4, 19 KOs) in the seventh round to keep his IBF flyweight title in the televised show called “Superfly 2” card Saturday night at The Forum here. Four punches of left-right-left-right to the body set up the powerful left uppercut …

Viloria loses to dirty tactician Dalakian in WBA world flyweight title bout

By Michael De Vera INGLEWOOD, California — Azerbaijan’s Artem Dalakian (16-0, 11 KOs), 111.4 lb, captured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Flyweight title after taking a unanimous decision win over former world champion Brian Viloria (38-6, 23 KOs), 111.4 lb, Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The scores of the judges were identical at 118-109, including the …

HBO Superfly II: Fighters make weight for tripleheader

By Scott Christ, Badlefthook.com All six fighters were on weight and ready to go today, as they hit the scales for tomorrow night’s HBO “Superfly II” tripleheader from Inglewood, California. In the main event, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KO) will defend the WBC super flyweight title against Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KO) in a highly-anticipated bout. Srisaket weighed …

Dacquel loses OPBF title to WBA Oceana boss Maloney

By Michael De Vera WBA #6, IBF #10 Super-flyweight contender Andrew Moloney (16-0, 10 KOs) defeated IBF #5, WBC #11 Rene Dacquel (20-7-1, 6 KOs) of the Philippines by unanimous decision over twelve rounds to unify the Filipino’s OPBF belt to his WBA Oceana title at the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. Judges scored the …

Dalakian and Viloria make weight to fight for the WBA title

By Jesus Milano, Wbaboxing.com Ukrainian Artem Dalakian and American Brian Viloria completed their last step before their fight this Saturday night in Inglewood, California. Both boxers, who will fight for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Flyweight championship, weighed in and managed to stay within the limit of 112 pounds in the category. Dalakian hit the scales at 111.4 pounds, …

Rey Perez Gets First Win In America

By Michael De Vera INDIO, California— Filipino journeyman and celebrity trainer Rey Perez (22-9, 6 KOs) convincingly defeated Mexican-American lightweight prospect Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (18-2, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision in their eight-round clash Thursday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino here. Two judges at ringside saw an identical 79-73 while the third official had it 78-74 all for Perez. …

Canelo vs Golovkin II: Las Vegas to host rematch

By Scott Christ, Badlefthook.com As most of us expected, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are headed back to Las Vegas for their May 5 HBO pay-per-view rematch, and more specifically, are going back to T-Mobile Arena, where their September 16 draw took place. Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO) and Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO) will duke it out once again, with Golovkin’s …

Arum to let Pacquiao pick between Crawford and Lomachenko

By Wil Esco, Badlefthook.com Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) scheduled to take on Mike Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) on the undercard of an April 14th ESPN show, headlined by Terence Crawford vs Jeff Horn for Horn’s WBO title. And while Pacquiao hasn’t scored a stoppage win in nearly 10 full years (the last coming …

Nery hits Japan for Yamanaka WBC title rematch

By worldboxingnews.net World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Luis “Pantera” Nery has arrived in Japan, to defend his title against the legendary Japanese boxer, Shinsuke Yamanaka, in a rematch, on March 1st at the Kokukigan Arena. Luis Nery surprised the world on August 15 of last year by defeating the local fighter and conquering the WBC world title, in what was …

World Championship Boxing: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Estrada Preview

By Peter Wells, boxingnewsandviews.com Apart from a stoppage of Jose Salgado and a points loss to Carlos Cuadras, the career of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai can be practically ignored up until the start of 2017. The Thailand man had fought and beaten a host of debutants and fighters with losing records in his home country, and when he was picked out …

Juan Francisco Estrada hopes to write a new chapter in Mexican boxing lore against Sor Rungvisai

By Lance Pugmire, LAtimes.com Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada understands the legacy to boxing his countrymen have contributed in building a fan base unrivaled in the world. Estrada is doing his part to add to the action-packed lore, with 25 knockouts in 38 pro fights. What separates him, what makes him believe he’ll win a second division title Saturday night at …

SuperFly 2’s action-filled bouts ready to exceed all expectations

By Nigel Collins, Espn.com Size does count but not always the way you might think, especially in boxing where bigger is not always better and smaller is frequently as good as it gets. Saturday’s “SuperFly 2” on HBO’s Boxing After Dark is a manifestation of this seemingly incongruous reality, a celebration of the sport’s lightest and most remarkable fighters. In …

Challenger Juan Carlos Reveco unfazed with Donnie Nietes’ championship experience

By Abscbnnews.com On Saturday, Argentina’s Juan Carlos Reveco gets a shot at becoming a world champion again when he battles for the IBF Flyweight world title at the Superfly 2 card in The Forum, Los Angeles. The 34-year old Argentinian has held world titles in the junior flyweight and flyweight divisions, only losing it as recently as 2015, when he …