FIGHT CALENDAR for December 2016




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*** December 2 / FRIDAY ***


At Los Angeles (Estrella TV):

Abraham Lopez vs. Sergio Lopez, 10 rounds, featherweights

Oscar Negrete vs. TBA, 8 rounds, bantamweights

Edgar Valerio vs. Guadalupe De Leon, 8 rounds, featherweights

Niko Valdes vs. Will Williams, 4 rounds, super middleweights

Jousce Gonzalez vs. Jordan Alvarado, 4 rounds, junior lightweights

Angel Bojado vs. Abraham Calderon, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Todd Unthank-May vs. Daniel Najera, 6 rounds, cruiserweights


At Fresno, Calif. (UniMas):

Jose Ramirez vs. Gabriel Bracero, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

Danny Valdivia vs. Aaron Garcia, 8 rounds, junior middleweights

Esquiva Falcao vs. Gerardo Ibarra, 8 rounds, junior middleweights

Joe Louie Lopez vs. Qulisto Madera, 6 rounds, middleweights

Saul Lomas vs. Pablo Sanchez, 6 rounds, junior welterweights

Bryan Lua vs. Manuel Lopez, 4 rounds, lightweights

Isidro Ochoa vs. Oscar Mendoza, 4 rounds, lightweights


At Las Vegas:

Sharif Bogere vs. Hylon Williams, 10 rounds, lightweights

Ashley Theophane vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior welterweights


At Lincoln, Rhode Island:

Toka Kahn Clary vs. Mario Macias, 8 rounds, junior lightweights

Shelly Vincent vs. Marquita Lee, 8 rounds, female featherweights

Ray Oliveira Jr. vs. Matt Probin, 6 rounds, junior middleweights

Anthony Marsella Jr. vs. Devante Seay, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Kendrick Ball Jr. vs. TBA, 4 rounds, middleweights

Jamaine Ortiz vs. Latorie Woodberry, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Cristobal Marrero vs. Isaiah Robinson, 4 rounds, welterweights

Khiry Todd vs. Bruno Dias, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Jonathan Figueroa vs. Lamont White, 4 rounds, junior welterweights


At Mendoza, Argentina:

Juan Carlos Reveco vs. Diego Liriano, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights


At Philadelphia:

Tevin Farmer vs. Dardan Zenunaj, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Garrett Wilson vs. Lamont Capers, 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Marcel Rivers vs. Tony Kim, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Hasan Young vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights

Avery Sparrow vs. Steven Ortiz, 6 rounds, lightweights

Isaiah Wise vs. Rafael Machado, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Victor Padilla vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights

Edgar Cortes vs. Basyzbek Baratov, 4 rounds, flyweights


At Las Palmas, Spain:

Ahmed El Mousaoui vs. Ceferino Rodriguez, 12 rounds, for vacant European welterweight title

Abigail Medina vs. Jeremy Parodi, 12 rounds, for vacant European junior featherweight title

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Lomachenko Easily Defends Title Over Walters


By David Martinez /

There have been wizards in boxing, one that immediately comes to mind is the great Benny Leonard. But today, Vasyl Lomachenko is just that – a wizard in boxing!

On Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Lomachenko (7-1 / 4 by KO) defended his WBO super featherweight title with a one-side seventh round stoppage over previously unbeaten Nicholas Walters (26-1-1 / 21 by KO).

Lomachenko, is a two two time Olympic gold medalist and a two division world champion as a professional.  He completely dominated the fight before the end came after seven rounds, with Walters calling it quits.

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Kovalev and Ward ~ RECAP


By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Contributor to since 2008

Andre Ward eked out a controversial victory over Sergey Kovalev in a close fight but a fight that many at ringside felt he lost.  I personally had the fight 115-112 in favor of Kovalev but it is not a robbery that Ward won but you can make the case it was a stretch as Judges gave the benefit of doubt to Ward in many of the close rounds. 

Ward problem was two -old, the first being that he has not been as active as Kovalev and he was moving up in weight and the second that became obvious over the the first two rounds; he couldn’t match Kovalev in power as Kovalev piston like jab kept Ward off balanced and Ward had difficulty penetrating Kovalev’s defenses.  A straight right in the second round sent Ward down and he was down three points after the first two rounds.  

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC presents its final show of 2016 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout 7pm / Location is The Hangar at the Orange County Fair and Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

*** NOTE:  the FIGHT CALENDAR for December 2016 – will be posted on next week – to view the bouts that are to be featured on this outstanding card.



Hey Harold!

Harold IBHOF pic

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights.


Here’s a look at the Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1 / 4 by KO) vs. Nicholas Walters (26-0-1 / 21 by KO) WBO super featherweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, November 26, 2016 from the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.

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Andre Ward Wins Light Heavyweight Title With Decision Over Sergey Kovalev


By David Martinez /

Andre Ward (31-0 / 15 by KO) defeated Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1 / 26 by KO) by a close, but  unanimous, 12 round decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night  to capture the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight title belts.

Kovalev led early – dropping Ward in round two – to take full command of the fight, but Ward came on midway in the fight to take control of the tempo and made it close on the scorecards.

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George Dixon – “Little Chocolate”

By David Martinez /
I recently took a vacation to eastern Canada and the New England area. One of the stops on the trip was Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada which I found to be an amazing place with lots of history.
When it comes to boxing history, I always think of one fighter from that area:  George Dixon.  People today think of “Little Chocolate” being Roman Gonzalez and Peter Quillin self-aor, for those that remember him, the great Cuban “Kid Chocolate” from the thirties. The first Chocolate was actually George Dixon – nicknamed “Little Chocolate.”
 Born in Halifax on July 29, 1870, Dixon was one of the greatest fighters of all time. He held the paperweight, bantamweight and featherweight world titles in a career than stretched 20 years, from 1886 to 1906.
Dixon only stood 5 feet 3 1/2 inches, but was a marvelous boxer with outstanding defensive skills, and a hard hitter with an incredibly long reach for his size.  He was the first black world champion in any weight class, while being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion. He was also the first to win a championship in multiple weight classes and the first to regain a championship after losing it.

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Hey Harold!

Harold IBHOF pic

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights.


Here’s a look at the Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1 / 26 by KO) vs. Andre Ward (30-0 / 15 by KO) WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO/PPV this Saturday, November 19, 2016 from T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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Current Champions


Every three months on a quarterly basis offers this feature – the current boxing champions in each weight division. They are shown in their respective recognized world title belt organization. Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in the following format: win-losses-draws-no contest (knockout wins) and date of winning title belt.

(As of November 11, 2016) 

Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO The Ring Lineal
vacant Deontay Wilder
 United States
37–0–0–0 (36)
January 17, 2015
Anthony Joshua
 United Kingdom
17–0–0–0 (17)
April 9, 2016
vacant Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015

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