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By: Albert Alvarez Photo: February 16 at Reno, Nevada on ESPN Raymundo Beltran(34-7-1) vs. Paulus Moses(40-3)- for the vacant WBO Lightweight Title- I feel that Moses’s length and awkward stance could trouble Beltran in the early going. However, I feel Beltran’s body punches and tenacious inside game will be too much for Moses to handle. Moses will be there to trade with Beltran and will look to counter with a left cross, it is then that Beltran will answer with a heavy right hook to the body or aRead More

Posted On February 12, 2018By ronatringsideIn local

Ximenez defeats Lagos in thriller

By: Ron Valderrama/ Photo: Ray Ximenez (17-1, 4 KOs), defeated Eugene Lagos (12-5-2, 7 KOs) last night at the Bomb Factory in Dallas in a featherweight bout that was scheduled for 8 rounds. The featured main event bout was presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, in association with Montoya Boxing and was televised on beIN Sports. The real action started in round 2, both fighters exchanging non-stop punches. Going into round 5, neither fighter was showing any sign of giving up, keeping a steady pace and throwing punches.Read More

Posted On February 10, 2018By ronatringsideIn local


From: Emily Pandelakis/Iron Boy Promotions Photo: Iron Boy Promotions PHOENIX – February 6, 2018 – Two of Arizona’s most exciting prospects will face off in a 10 round bout at Super Bantamweight, vying for the WBC USNBC title, live at Celebrity Theatre and via Iron Boy PPV at  Local, undefeated prospect Carlos Castro (19-0, 8KO) will put his ‘O’ on the line in his toughest fight to date versus Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (21-5-1, 8KO). Both fighters cut their teeth in South Phoenix gyms as kids.  Castro began his boxing career at the age of seven,Read More

Posted On January 23, 2018By ronatringsideIn national

Linares/Gesta And Matthysse/Kiram Fight Predictions

By: Albert Alvarez Photo: January 27 on HBO Jorge Linares (43-3) vs. Mercito Gesta (31-1-2)- If you follow my work then you already know that Linares is one of my favorite current boxers. I love the way Linares places his punches together from top to bottom using every angle imaginable. The southpaw hard punching Gesta will need to stay close to Linares to take away some of the comfortable distance that Linares enjoys working from to slice up his opponents. I’m certain that legendary trainer Freddie Roach will advise GestaRead More

Posted On January 14, 2018By ronatringsideIn national

Spence/Peterson And Easter/Fortuna Fight Predictions

By: Albert Alvarez  January 20 At New York (Showtime): Errol Spence Jr.(22-0) vs. Lamont Peterson(35-3-1)- For starters, I have always loved the way Peterson operates on the inside. Peterson steps in and places his lead foot between his opponents’ feet and really digs in with hard body shots. Spence on the flip side does the exact same thing except his shots seem to be better placed because of the way he turns all of his shots completely over and his stiff hard jab can be used as a power lead handRead More
From: Marc Abrams/ Photo: ATLANTIC CITY – January 8, 2018 – Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will headline the inaugural Boardwalk Boxing series when he takes the battle-tested veteran Gabriel Bracero in a ten-round welterweight bout for the WBC Fecarbox welterweight title on Saturday, February 24th at The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. The bout will be the main event of a huge night of boxing promoted by Rising Star Promotions The new Boardwalk Boxing series, which was announced last week, promised high-quality matchups while featuring the best local fighters. LaManna, 26, of Millville, New Jersey has an impressive markRead More
By Ron Valderrama/ Photo:   The team at have selected WBC super middleweight champion, David. “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez as Breakout Fighter of the Year. The breakout fighter of the year category for 2017 was loaded with boxing talent, Jeff Horn, Gervonta Davis and Dmitry Bivol, to name a few.   Benavidez, perhaps, was a boxing prodigy well before he even turned pro. The younger brother of Jose Benavidez Jr., he is no stranger in the sport and has been around boxing for most of his life. BothRead More

Posted On December 28, 2017By ronatringsideIn local

Albert Alvarez: My 2017 Boxing’s Year End Awards

By: Albert Alvarez Photo: Upset of the year- Jeff Horn UD12 Manny Pacquiao: Coming into the fight, very few fight fans (myself included) had never even heard of Jeff Horn the boxer from Australia. So it was of no surprise that the great Manny Pacquiao opened up the betting lines as a 10-1 favorite. But shocker alert, the dirty slugging school teacher from down under roughed up the Pac-Man to win a unanimous controversial decision. With the shocking win, Horn captured the WBO Welterweight title. Prospect of the year– ForRead More

Posted On December 17, 2017By ronatringsideIn national

Saunders outpoints Lemieux, retains WBO middleweight title

Photo: Matt Heasley-Hogansphotos/Golden Boy Promotions LAVAL, Quebec (Dec. 16, 2017): Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) outpointed hometown hero David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) to retain the WBO Middleweight World Championship in the 12-round main event of HBO World Championship Boxing at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Saunders, a native of the United Kingdom, outboxed Lemieux for 12 rounds from his slick southpaw stance to win via unanimous decision with scores of 120-108, 117-111, and 118-110. “I knew what sort of fighter David Lemieux is, and I knew what sort of coach he’s got,” said Saunders.Read More
Photo: Golden Boy Promotions Dec. 11 – OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you to the media for joining us today in this International Media Conference Call for Saunders versus Lemieux. We are kicking off fight week with this call and have a week of events leading up to Saturday’s events, which will surely be a showdown between two heavy hitters this Saturday, December 16th, at the brand new Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders will battle the heavy-handed David Lemieux for Saunders title, which is a WBORead More