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Olympic boxing heavyweight gold star Anthony Joshua happy at pro turn

Olympic boxing heavyweight gold star Anthony Joshua happy at pro turn boxing

« This is what I want to be involved in and I know, moving forward, that it will never be a decision that I regret and that is the main thing. » Pleasing Hearn’s top quality stable of fighters boasts big names such as Carl Froch and Kell Brook as well as Joshua’s fellow Olympian Luke Campbell and he insisted Joshua could excite the British and world public to become the face of heavyweight boxing in the future. « For me this is a very pleasing day, » said Hearn. « We have all seen what Anthony Joshua has achieved in just 43 amateur fights – culminating in Olympic gold. « Finally, I believe we have a heavyweight in this country we can get very, very excited about. He has got it all, speed, power and he looks the part. « I think we have got the perfect ambassador, not just for British boxing but for British sport.

Ex-Boxing World Champ Ricardo Mayorga Headlines First International WSOF Event

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The scorecards read 120-108 on one and 119-109 on the other two. On the same bill, Juan Francisco Estrada also made a successful defence of his WBO-WBA flyweight titles, defeating Milan Melindo by a unanimous decision. The defeat marked Melindos first in 29 fights. Jesus Soto Karass beat Andre Berto in the 12th round of their welterweight fight late on Saturday night.

Boxing – Figueroa Jr claims interim WBC title, Gradovich retains IBF strap

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« He reminds me of the Olympians from the ’76 and ’84 (American) teams, like (Sugar Ray) Leonard, (Leon and Michael) Spinks, (Evander) Holyfield, (Pernell) Whitaker, (Mark) Breland. They were ready to face established pros from Day One. » Last year, Lomachenko considered starting his career with APB, the professional arm of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but ultimately decided to move to North America with the backing of an elite promoter. Lomachenko is expected to train in Los Angeles, where fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming of China began his pro career this year. Top Rank also signed Oleksandr Usyk, the Olympic heavyweight gold medalist in London. Lomachenko and Usyk, who will begin his pro career as a cruiserweight, are close friends and training partners.

Top Rank signs Olympic boxing star Lomachenko

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I am happy finally it’s all over, all negotiations are done, and I can concentrate on my training and start preparing for my first fight. » Lomachenko had specific goals for his pro career when he interviewed several promoters last month, and Top Rank should have the promotional clout to get him the quick title fight he seeks. If Lomachenko’s pro fights are as entertaining as his amateur bouts, Top Rank also should have little trouble enticing HBO or other networks to feature him. « Lomachenko is an exciting venture for Top Rank, » said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. « He is taking one of the most aggressive career tacts I have ever seen in making his professional debut in a 10-round fight with his goal to fight and win a world title by his third professional fight. Top Rank is 100 percent onboard with his plan.

Olympic Boxing Star Vasyl Lomachenko Goes Pro

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The show takes place tonight in Managua, Nicaragua and will see Mayorga take on unbeaten Floridian Rene Martinez . WSOF Central America streams live on GFL.tv . After capturing boxing titles at 147 and 154 pounds, Mayorga made his mixed martial arts debut on May 3. After coming in 20 pounds overweight for his bout with Wesley Tiffer , Mayorga was originally declared the winner of the contest after landing a knee to his opponents spine. However, that result was later changed to a no-contest by the Nicaraguan MMA commission.

Boxing – Karass beats Berto, Thurman claims belt

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He then caught Chaves along the ropes with a right to take the spoils in the next round. Evgeny Gradovich retained his IBF featherweight title after defeating Mauricio Munoz by a unanimous decision, which improves the Russians record to 17-0. The scorecards read 120-108 on one and 119-109 on the other two. On the same bill, Juan Francisco Estrada also made a successful defence of his WBO-WBA flyweight titles, defeating Milan Melindo by a unanimous decision. The defeat marked Melindos first in 29 fights. Jesus Soto Karass beat Andre Berto in the 12th round of their welterweight fight late on Saturday night.

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