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Julian Williams injured, won’t fight Brian Mendoza on Davis-Barrios undercard

Former 154 lb titleholder Julian “J Rock” Williams was set to make his long-awaited ring return on Saturday’s Davis-Barrios PPV, but Keith Idec reported Sunday that the 31-year-old Williams suffered an elbow injury and is out of the fight. Williams (27-2-1, 16 KO) was supposed to face Brian Mendoza on the show. The Philadelphia native…

Canelo vs. Plant preparation starts this week for Sept.11th clash

By Brad Slotnick: Promoter Eddie Hearn will be meeting this Wednesday with Canelo Alvarez to begin preparation to start negotiations for an undisputed fight with IBF super middleweight champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant for September 11th. Alvarez, 30, is coming off of an eighth-round stoppage victory over WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on May…

Carlos Adames battles Alexis Salazar on Gervonta Davis vs

Super welterweight contender Carlos Adames will take on Mexico’s Alexis Salazar in a 10-round showdown on the SHOWTIME PPV undercard this Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. Adames vs. Salazar replaces the previously scheduled Julian Williams vs. Brian Mendoza fight, after Williams…

Mayweather won't fight De La Hoya again says Leonard Ellerbe

By Allan Fox: Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe is ruling out Floyd Mayweather Jr agreeing to fight the 48-year-old Oscar De La Hoya in a rematch. Oscar wants to avenge his loss to Mayweather from 2007, and he believes there will be a lot of fan interest in this fight. De La Hoya (39-6, 30…

Demetrius Andrade fires back at "scared" Jermall Charlo, says Jermell

By Dan Ambrose: Demetrius Andrade lashed back at Jermall Charlo on Monday, calling him a “damn fool” and saying his brother Jermell had more courage than him after his comments last Saturday. WBC middleweight champion Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) told the press after his fight with Juan Macias Montiel that if Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs)…

Davis-Barrios, Lomachenko-Nakatani, more: Boxing TV schedule for June 25-27, 2021

ESPN+, 2:00 pm ET, Jay Harris vs Ricardo Sandoval, Paul Butler vs Joseph Agbeko. This was originally set for May 14, but got postponed. It’s an IBF flyweight eliminator. Harris proved he’s certainly no joke going a solid 12 with Julio Cesar Martinez, and he’ll be the favorite here. Butler-Agbeko is a WBO eliminator at…

Vasily Lomachenko vs. Masayoshi Nakatani undercard for Saturday ⋆ Boxing

After a close call in his last fight, Giovani Santillan is set to add to his name to the ranks of the top welterweight contenders. Santillan will return from a yearlong layoff to fight seasoned pro Cecil McCalla in a crossroads battle scheduled for eight or 10 rounds this Saturday, June 26 at The Theater…

Josh Taylor says Gervonta Davis vs

By Tommy Gray: Undisputed light welterweight champion Josh Taylor is amused with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fighting WBA secondary 140-lb champion Mario Barrios this Saturday night. The unbeaten Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) holds the WBA light welterweight belt that really counts in the eyes of the fans. Barrios WBA belt is a trinket title in Taylor’s…

Chris Colbert faces Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar on July 3

Undefeated Interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert will face hard-hitting contender Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar on Saturday, July 3, headlining the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., in a Premier Boxing Champions event. Nyambayar replaces Yuriorkis Gamboa, originally scheduled to face Colbert before suffering an injury…

Jermell Charlo says Brian Castano better be ready to put

Ahead of PBC’s undisputed junior middleweight title unification between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano, Charlo spoke to the media about the fight during this past weekend’s opening press conference. Charlo-Castano will air live on Showtime on July 17th, starting at 9 p.m. ET. And looking forward to the big showdown, Charlo makes it clear that…