Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Martinez-Arroyo Added To Alvarez-Yildirim Undercard

 

Press Release: January 26, 2021 By DAZN – Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his WBC World Flyweight title against McWilliams Arroyo as the chief support to Canelo Alvarez’s defense of his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles on Saturday February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico). 

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Martinez (17-1 13 KOs) puts his title on the line for the third time since landing the belt in December 2019 in a thrilling stoppage win over Cristofer Rosales, outpointing Jay Harris in Dallas in February and blasting away Moises Calleros in two rounds in Mexico City in October.

 

The all-action Mexican is raring to finally face his mandatory challenger Arroyo after having to pull out of a proposed clash with the Puerto Rican through illness in August. It is a huge night for the all-action champion, who turns 26 on Wednesday, as he finally gets to fight as the chief support to his stablemate Alvarez, whom he also shares a trainer and manager in Eddy Reynoso, after illness ruled him out of fighting on his card in December in San Antonio.

 

“I am so happy to be back in the ring again and I promise you a war with Arroyo in Miami,” said Martinez. “With the unification fights ahead of me, it is important to take care of my mandatory challengers and I expect a tough fight with Arroyo. I believe that 2021 will see me unify the division and become undisputed and I can’t wait put a smile back on boxing fans faces.”

 

Arroyo (20-4 15 KOs) has been ready to pounce on his shot at the title and win a World strap at the third time of asking. The decorated Puerto Rican amateur was edged out via split decision by IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng in September 2014 and then fell to pound-for-pound star Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in April 2016 for the WBC and Ring Magazine crowns in California.

 

The 34 year old ranked at number one in the WBC enters the bout on the back of three wins in 2019 having returned to Flyweight from a brief stint at Super-Fly, and the former World Amateur Champion is determined to end the talented Mexican’s reign in Miami.

 

“Finally, the fight is near, and I am sure the fans will enjoy another classic between Mexico and Puerto Rico,” said Arroyo.

 

“This will be another great classic between Puerto Rico and Mexico,” said Arroyo’s co-promoter, Miguel Cotto. “I am sure they will provide the fans a great fight and McWilliams will be prepared to rip that title away and bring it back to Puerto Rico.”

 

A stacked undercard in support of Alvarez also sees Chinese Heavyweight star Zhilei Zhang make a quick return to action over ten rounds against Jerry Forrest.

 

Zhang (22-0 17 KOs) is back in the sunshine state after stopping Devin Vargas in four rounds in their clash in Hollywood, Fl. in November, and the 37 year old giant will look to take another step towards securing a huge fight in the glamour division with victory over Forrest (26-4 20 KOs), who took Carlos Takam the distance in his last outing in July.

 

“I’m very excited about this fight,” said Zhang. “February 27 is the highest profile card of the first quarter of 2021, and it will be an honor to be part of it. I can’t wait to get in the ring and wish the best of luck to my opponent Jerry Forrest. I am training full force. I will be ready.”

 

“Zhang is a good fighter with great size and technique, but I’ll be ready for this fight,” said Forrest. “2021 is a new beginning for me. Covid has made training difficult with many gyms shut down, but I’ve stayed in shape since my last fight. I’m now up at my manager’s gym in Ashburn, Virginia, and my trainers have been creating a game plan while bringing in sparring partners to match Zhang’s size and style. I’m excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to ending Zhang’s unbeaten streak.”

 

A host of young talents get the chance to shine on the card, led by Diego Pacheco. The rangy teen has raced to 10-0 with eight wins inside the distance, and the Super-Middleweight sensation will look to add another impressive win when he takes on Rodolfo Gomez Jr (14-4-1 10KOs) over eight rounds.

 

“I am excited to be back under the bright lights,” said Pacheco. “2021, it’s time to show everyone I’m here and I’m a problem for anyone at 168lbs.”

 

Alexis Espino (6-0 4 KOs) had a frustrating end to 2020 after losing out on two fights, but the 21 year old is ready to put that behind him and get 2021 off to a flier against Ashton Sykes (5-3 KOs)

 

“I am more than ready to fight on this amazing card and show what I been working on aside from the time I spent away,” said Espino. “it was a frustrating time for me at the end of 2020, but I am itching to finally show how much work I have been putting into this since I haven’t been in the ring due to recent cancellations.”

 

Former amateur sensation Marc Castro got his pro career off to the perfect start on Canelo’s undercard in San Antonio with a KO win, and the Fresno star goes again in Miami against Lester Brown (4-2-3 1 KO).

 

“I am ready to get back in the ring and I want thank God and my team for making it possible for being a part of the pound-for-pound king Canelo’s undercard once again,” said Castro.

 

Another successful amateur making his second appearance in the paid ranks is Miami’s own Aaron Aponte. The 19 year old won via stoppage on debut in October, and Aponte will showcase the his talents on a huge platform in his hometown.

 

“I’m super excited to be fighting at the Hard Rock Stadium on February 27 on the undercard of boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez” said Aponte. “It’s an honor to fight on such a massive event in my hometown and I’m very grateful to Matchroom and DAZN along with my manager Peter Kahn and the Fight Game Advisors Team for this opportunity. Stay tuned for the rise of Aaron 'Alien King' Aponte!!”

 

“This is a stacked undercard in support of the pound-for-pound king,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Julio Cesar Martinez is fast becoming a must-see attraction in the sport and an impressive win here will take him to another level – but McWilliams Arroyo is up for the challenge and is a dangerman.

 

“Zhilei Zhang can stake his claim for a massive fight at Heavyweight later in the year with victory over Jerry Forrest, and it is fantastic for the young talents on the card to be able to perform on this huge stage.”

 

 

 

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BRUNO TARIMO: ALEEM & FULTON GOOD WIN BUT THE TERIMINATOR IS COMING FOR EVERYONE

 

Press Release: January 26, 2021 By Dragon Fire Boxing – Raeese Aleem fresh off a World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Bantamweight title victory already has been called out by Australian based Tanzanian Bruno "The Teriminator" Tarimo. 

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Aleem won via knocking out Vic Pasillas in 11 rounds during a masterful performance at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, this Saturday night.

Stephen Fulton was also victorious with decision victory over Angelo Leo to win a 122-pound title. Very impressive performance from the New Champion.

IBF, WBA & WBC World rated Tarimo discusses his future plans

"Aleem you had a very good fight, Congratulations on your victory but make no mistake I'm ready for this fight, I'm ready to become World Champion.

Fulton and Leo was an excellent fight, I have respect for every champion, I train every day with Jason and Andrew Moloney we are the future of the Super Flyweight, Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight divison.

My manager (Tony Tolj) already start contacting Tom Brown for a fight with the Champions. I come from nothing, my whole life I have nothing, I know this is part of God plan. My lord and saviour make me hungry give me eye of the tiger and I'm coming for every champion Aleem, Stephen Fulton, Nery, Brandon Figueroa, Murodjam Akhmadaliev. Remember the Terminator will never stop until I'm the world champion."

 

 

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FRANCIS CHUA READY FOR WBA OCEANIA SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT FIGHT FEB 26 IN PERTH

 

Press Release: January 26, 2021 By Dragon Fire Boxing – February 26th will marks the return of an Australian institution, The THUNDERDOME boxing series based out of Metro City in Perth, Western Australia. 

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The Main Event will be The WBA Oceania Super Featherweight Championship contest featuring two workhorses, Kazeem "The African Dream" Sosoye and "The Removalist" Francis Chua is a mouth watering Gatti v Ward action packed toe to toe style fight.

The “Removalist” Francis Chua (7-1-1) boasts an record of 7 wins from 8 fights, his lone loss being a highly controversial points decision to Australian boxer Kye MacKenzie.

Chua had previously upset MacKenzie’s tilt at a world title shot against Vasyl Lomachenko when he beat the WBO #2 in front of a 40,000 crowd as the undercard to a Jeff Horn bout in Brisbane. That November 2018’s clash with Kye Mackenzie was the Australasian “Upset of the Year”

Chua is Australia's boogeyman of the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions, the only man willing to face him is prospect Kazeem "The African Dream"
Chua gave his thoughts on the upcoming title clash

"I just feel so lucky in this crazy time of covid we are able to do these things. Western australia is a truly blessed place. Nothing brings hope and community better than sport, we can fight and get through this. Dont give up. I feel the fight is going to be action packed and will really test both of us. I'm so happy Tony was able to make it a WBA OceanI interim title meaning we both deserve this shot. I'm expecting fireworks the whole fight. It's a huge opportunity for both of us. 

Training is going smoothly. Same as always it's hard. And every time i get ready for a fight I learn a little bit more bout myself. Super coach Jay Gray is one of a kind and I truly respect his approach on all matters of the fight game. My team mates steve jackson billy are always there making sure i get the work done. Ill be ready for anything.

My message to my opponent is train hard and bring the best version of yourself. You deserve this opportunity and I'm going to make sure you work for it. 

This is such a great opportunity to support your local sports event in such a time that no where else in the world is able to do this with crowds. I promise that this will be an action packed night and hopefully one day you can say I watched that world champion real life in my home town. This Will be one for the history books."

 

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Fulton Defeats Leo To Win WBO Jr. Featherweight World Championship

 

Undefeated Jr. Featherweight Stephen Fulton scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated WBO Jr. Featherweight world champion Angelo Leo to win the WBO world championship on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. What was a fight primarily fought on the inside from the outset, the two fighters engaged in near non-stop combat with each having periods of success. 

 

While not the easiest fight to score based on the majority of the action being fought in close, it was subtle differences that Fulton was able to execute such as catching Leo as he came forward with flush uppercuts during periods where Leo was the fighter applying the pressure and backing him up. Despite being cut over the left eye in round one as a result of an accidental clash of heads, Leo was more than willing to engage the challenger. As the fight progressed progressed however, the champion was unable to adapt as their began to be some separation between the fighters and Fulton was able to execute his jab and have his way more on the inside as it appeared he was the stronger fighter down the stretch. It was those aspects that ultimately allowed Fulton to get the nod in some very close rounds and to earn the unanimous decision victory, winning the WBO Jr. Featherweight world championship in what was an extremely grueling fight. Official scores were: 118-110, and 119-109 (On two scorecards) all in favor of Stephen Fulton. Stephen Fulton advances to 19-0, with 8 Knockouts. Angelo Leo falls to 20-1, with 9 Knockouts.

 

 

Also on this card:

 

In a battle of unbeaten Jr. Featherweight prospects, Ra’eese Aleem scored an eleventh round stoppage of previously undefeated Vic Pasillas. Aleem dropped Pasillas with a right hand to the head in round two. In round six, Pasillas would go down from a counter left hook to the jaw. This was repeated in round nine when a short left hook caused Pasillas’ right glove to touch the canvas resulting in the third knockdown even though Pasillas did not leave his feet. Although Pasillas remained “Game” and tried to hang in there, he simply had no answer to combat Aleem’s hand speed, lateral movement, and ability to use angles to set up his offense. The end came in round eleven when Aleem landed a flush right hook to the head of Pasillas sending him down for the fourth and final time. Referee Danny Schiavone immediately stopped the fight. Official time of the stoppage was 1:00 of round eleven. Ra’eese Aleem advances to 18-0, with 12 Knockouts. Vic Pasillas falls to 16-1, with 10 Knockouts.

 

 

Undefeated Lightweight prospect Rolando Romero scored a dominant seventh round stoppage over late substitute Avery Sparrow. Romero was very aggressive from the opening bell and scored a knockdown in the first round by connecting with a short left hook to the head of Sparrow. While Romero maintained consistent aggression, he also showed an ability to box as he frequently made Sparrow miss with a majority of his offense. Sparrow was able to have periodic success in landing his right hand to the head of Romero, he was never able to find a consistent rhythm and was warned frequently for both holding and low blows throughout. In round six, Sparrow appeared to suffer an injury when one of his legs buckled and he went down. Although he was clearly compromised, Sparrow fought on, but was deducted two points later in the round for a deliberate low blow. Shortly into round seven, with their fighter injured and behind on the scorecards, Sparrow’s corner elected to stop the fight. A decision that enraged Sparrow. Official time of the stoppage was :43 of round seven. Rolando Romero advances to 13-0, with 11 Knockouts. Avery Sparrow falls to 10-3, with 3 Knockouts.

 

 

This card, which was held under the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) banner and promoted by Mayweather Promotions, focused the spotlight firmly on Boxing’s 122lb. Jr. Featherweight division. While it will be interesting to see where all the fighters who fought on this card will go next, for Stephen Fulton, who was to face Angelo Leo for what was then the vacant WBO Jr. Featherweight world championship last August, but had to withdraw due to testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, the sky may be the limit going forward as he might have a potential rematch with Leo down the line or perhaps an encounter with Ra’eese Aleem in his future.

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

2020 Ghanian Boxer Of The Year Manyo Plange Challenges American Gary Antonio Russell

 

Press Release: January 23, 2021 By Sammy Heywood Okine And  Dragon Fire Boxing – 


Sensational skillful and stylish boxer, Jessie Manyo Plange who was recently voted Best Professional Boxer in Ghana 2020 by boxing journalists has been tipped to wear a world title belt. 

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With a record of no defeat in 21 victories against one draw, he is seen by many boxing experts as a star of the future and plans are advanced to get him a world title shot.  He currently holds the West African Boxing Union Super Fly Title.

His manager, Tony Tolj has started negotiations by contacting  Tom Brown of TBG Promotions for a showdown with Gary Antonio Russel.

Manyo Plange is now ranked by two world boxing bodies. He is number 2 on the WBA bantamweight ratings and number 9 in the WBO super flyweight division, but he feels he can beat the American who has also not lost in 18 fights.

In an exclusive interview with Tony Tolj, he was very confident that Plange will defeat Russel, and wants the fight to come on as soon as possible.

American Gary Antonio Russell was born, 1993 - 01-29 / aged 27. He made his debut on 2015- 01-31 and fights in the bantamweight division where he takes the orthodox stance.

Russell, the number one contender in the     stands at a height of 5′ 6″ / 168cm, with a reach of 66″ /168cm.

Russell resides in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. His birth place is Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA.

He defeated Juan Carlos Payanon in his last bout Boxing Bout via a TKO on 2020.12.19.

Plange is coached by Lartekwei Lartey who was also voted joint winner of the trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of Ghana (BWAG).

 

 

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KAZEEM THE AFRICAN DREAM READY FOR FRANCIS CHUA ON FEB 26 IN PERTH

 Press Release: January 23, 2021 By Dragon Fire Boxing – February 26th will mark the date of the return of an Australian institution, The THUNDERDOME boxing series based out of Metro City in Perth, Western Australia. 

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The headline fight in the works is a planned WBA Regional Super Featherweight Championship contest featuring two workhorses, Kazeem "The African Dream" Sosoye 3-0 and "The Removalist" Francis Chua 7-1-1.

Chua most known for his Upset of the year victory over World #2 at the time Kye Mackenzie. The pair had a rematch with most observers believing Chua got the raw end of the decision.

Chua is Australia's boogeyman of the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions, the only man willing to face him is prospect Kazeem "The African Dream"

Soyoye gave his thoughts on the upcoming title clash

"My thoughts on the fight is to accomplish a Victory over Opponent by any means necessary and become a winner which is always my aim towards the hard work I put in my career as a professional boxer so to make my dreams come true someday, Insha Allah.

Training is going good but then hectic with so much effort and hard work because nothing comes easy! I have got a great coach on my side keeping me going every now and then, also my personal determination to push strong as made training a progressive aspect to my upcoming fight 

My message to my opponent is to keep the energy! I am coming all out to break through any obstacles coming my way, I'm about to light up the show with a great fight, so let’s keep a good sportsmanship! 

 

Thank you to Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing for making this all possibly, which is very difficult during covid times.

My message to fans is, It’s never a disappointing moment rather a great performance to prove myself as the best in my division Keep the positive energy as Fans love coming for me as usual and I promise not to let you all down! Am here to entertain everyone with a great fight and make you believe I am here to stay and the future champion of the World."

 

 

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Friday, January 22, 2021

MCCASKILL-BRÆKHUS AND KYOGUCHI-VEGA ADDED TO ESTRADA-CHOCOLATITO CARD

 Press Release: By DAZN – NEW YORK - Jan. 22, 2021 – Jessica McCaskill and Cecelia Brækhus will rematch for the undisputed World Welterweight title on a stacked card on March 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, live worldwide on DAZN, on a stacked card topped by the rematch between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. 

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McCaskill (9-2 3 KOs) ripped the belts from the Norwegian star on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma in August, snapping the long-standing unbeaten via majority decision and becoming a two-weight World champion in just her 11th pro fight in the process.

 

Brækhus (36-1 9 KOs) was denied a record-breaking night with McCaskill preventing her from recording her 25th consecutive successful World title defense, but she activated the rematch clause and will now go for revenge in the Lone Star state against the Chicagoan – but the champion was succinct in her belief that the belts will remain hers.

 

“I interrupted her career in the first fight,” said McCaskill. “I will end her career in the rematch."

 

“I’m very focused on regaining all of my undisputed belts on March 13 in the rematch against Jessica,” said Brækhus. “It will be a very special night in Dallas for my supporters and for all of my worldwide fans who can watch the fight on the DAZN.”

 

On a huge triple-header of World title action, new Matchroom signing Hiroto Kyoguchi will defend his WBA and Ring Magazine World Light-Flyweight titles against Axel Vega.


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Kyoguchi (14-0 9 KOs) makes his third defense of the WBA crown having stopped Heikke Budler for the strap in December 2018 to become a two-weight World ruler and then seeing off the challenges of Tanawat Nakoon and Tetsuya Hisada in June and October of 2019. In December, Matchroom announced a multi-fight promotional deal with the Japanese star, working with Canelo Promotions and manager Eddy Reynoso, and that relationship kicks off with his clash with Vega.

 

 

Kyoguchi fights for the first time in the States against the 20 year old Mexican (14-3-1 8 KOs) who gunning for a World title in his second attempt having challenged for the WBO Minimumweight strap in October 2019.

 

“I am honored to fight for the first time in America on such a great card,” said Kyoguchi. “I want to thank my team for making this happen. Axel is a great young fighter, and it will be an exciting fight. I cannot wait to put on a show for the American fans and show that I am ready to unify the division in 2021.”

 

“I’m very happy to receive this world title shot,” said Vega. “Kyoguchi is a great champion but I’m a hungry young contender and will conquer the championship on March 13. I want to thank my promoter Tuto Zabala Jr (All Star Boxing) for turning around so quickly, one week after signing and here is my chance, also to my manager Joe Gonzalez and to Eddie Hearn.”

 

“This is a huge night of boxing in Dallas,” said Hearn. “Cecilia and Jessica will put it all on the line in their rematch for the undisputed Welterweight title and Hirotu is a fighter that I am excited to see explode onto the big stage under the guidance of his manager Eddy Reynoso and Matchroom.

 

“With a brilliant main event in the rematch between Estrada and Chocolatito and plenty of young talents to be added to the card, this is an unmissable feast of fights for the fans in Dallas and on DAZN.”

 

 

 

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SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI MEETS KWANTHAI SITHMORSENG IN ALL-THAI SUPER-FLYWEIGHT CLASH

 

Press Release: By DAZN – NEW YORK - Jan. 22, 2021 – Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (49-5-1, 42 KOs), the former Two-time WBC world champion and Lineal world champion in Super Flyweight from Thailand, is set to get back into the ring on March 12, 2021 against a former WBA world champion and the current Thai Super Flyweight champion - Kwanthai Sithmorseng [aka Ekkawit Songnui] (50-7-1, 27 KOs). The fight will be the main event of the WP Boxing series, the leading boxing program in Southeast Asia. The show will be live on DAZN globally (excluding Thailand) on March 12, 2021, 9.30 pm ET6.30 pm PT.   

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Rungvisai is currently ranked first in the WBC’s Super Flyweight world rating and has already been named a mandatory challenger for the WBC world title. In December last year, the WBC officially ordered the winner of the unification bout between Juan Francisco Estrada and “Chocolatito” Roman Gonzalez to defend his WBC World title against Rungvisai next within August or September this year. In the meantime, Rungvisai will have to win this upcoming fight against Kwanthai Sithmorseng to maintain his opportunity to challenge the world titles from the winner of Estrada vs Chocolatito. 

 

“I cannot wait to fight against the winner of Chocolatito and Estrada later this year to show the world that I am the top fighter in Super Flyweight. I would like to thank WBC and Eddie Hearn for committing to make this happen next.

 

I will show the world in this fight against Kwanthai Sithmorseng that I am more than ready to face either Chocolatito or Estrada for the third time. I know that Kwanthai is very experienced. He is a former world Champion and also the current Thailand’s champion in Super Flyweight. He cannot be taken lightly, but I will be impressive and I will win by KO.  

 

It is exciting to be fighting on the same day as Chocolatito vs Estrada as it will be a great set up for our next fight. Thank you Matchroom, DAZN, and WP Boxing for this great opportunity.” said Rungvisai. 

 

Rungvisai’s opponent in this fight, Kwanthai Sithmorseng, is a former WBA world champion and the current Thailand’s Champion. He is a highly experienced boxer who fought at the world level, including fighting for a world title against the current WBO Super Flyweight world champion - Kazuto Ioka.

 

“Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is the best fighter in Thailand, and he has done a great job for putting Thailand on the global boxing map by knocking out the legendary Roman Gonzalez. I have much respect for him, and I also realize that this is such a great opportunity for me to be back at the world stage. 

 

This can be a life changing opportunity for me. If I beat Rungvisai in this fight, I can get a chance to fight against the top guys in the division in world title fights. I will do whatever it takes to make that happen.

 

I was a world champion once myself and I have long experience in the ring, so Rungvisai cannot intimidate me. I will train very hard to shock the world.” said Sithmorseng.

 

In the co-main event “Rock Man” Chainoi Worawut will be defending his WBC Asia Super Bantamweight title against the former Two-time WBO world champion, Pungluang Sor Singyu.

 

“Rock Man” Chainoi Worawut (13-0-1, 12 KOs) is the current WBC Asia and WBC Youth world champion and is now ranked number 6 in WBC’s world rating. With his aggressive fighting style and one punch KO sensation, “Rock Man” Chainoi Worawut has been named the top rising star in Thailand today.        

 

“This is such a great opportunity for me to fight on DAZN and to show the world who I am. I have established my name in Muay Thai since I was young, and my goal now is to become a world champion in boxing. 

 

Pungluang Sor Singyu is one of the best fighters from Thailand for the past few decades. He won the WBO world title twice, and he has incredible punching power. However, this is my time now. I want to show the world that I am ready for world title fights. My goal is Luis Nery for his WBC Super Bantamweight title. Or if I can impress Eddie Hearn in this fight and get him interested in having me fight Murodjon Akhmadaliev, I will be up for that too. I am ready for anyone at 122lbs. 

 

Watch out for me. I want the world to remember “Rock Man” after this fight.” Said “Rock Man” Chainoi Worawut.

 

Pungluang Sor Singyu (54-9-0, 36 KOs) is the former two-time WBO world champion and the current WBA Asia champion.

 

“Chainoi Worawut is a great up and coming boxer. He has an incredibly entertaining fighting style. However, I am much more experienced than him. I have traveled the world fighting the best. He has never fought anyone like me. I will win by KO and use this opportunity to get myself back to world title fights.” Said Punglung Sor Singyu

 

“It is always a great honor to be working with Matchroom and DAZN. We are extremely excited to show our WP Boxing event and the best of the boxing scene in Thailand to boxing fans around the world. 

 

In the Main Event, we will have a fight between two former world champions from Thailand. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is our national hero. He made history for Thailand by beating Chocolatito twice and having two great fights with Estrada. Kwanthai Sithmorseng is a former WBA world champion. He has nearly 60 professional boxing fights experience, including fighting against many world champions throughout his career. He is also the current Super Flyweight champion of Thailand. 

 

Rungvisai is now the mandatory challenger for the WBC Super Flyweight world title, and he will be fighting against the winner of Chocolatito vs Estrada next by August or September this year. He needs to show the world that he is ready to fight the winner of Chocolatito vs Estrada, and Kwanthai Sithmorseng will be a great test for that. 

 

On top of the Main Event, we also have two WBC Asia title fights. Both fights are extremely competitive, and they will be absolute wars.

 

“Rock Man” Chainoi Worawut vs Pungluang Sor Singyu for WBC Asia Super Bantamweight title can be expected to be the Fight of the Year for Thailand and Asia. “Rock Man” Chainoi Worawut is the most explosive and exciting rising star in Thailand. He is now ranked #6 in WBC World rating and is undefeated with nearly 100% KO rate. Pungluang Sor Singyu is the former Two-time WBO world champion and the current WBA Asia champion. He has fought many world class opponents throughout his career, such as Tomoki Kameda, Paulus 

 

Ambunda, and Amnat Ruenroeng. Both fighters have aggressive style and heavy punching power. It will be a war. 

 

Phongsaphon Panyakum vs Karoon Jarupianlerd for WBC Asia Super Flyweight title will also be a very exciting and competitive fight. Karoon Jarupianlerd is a former world title challenger of “The Monster” Naoya Inoue. He went 10 exciting rounds with The Monster, and he was the last man apart from Nonito Donaire that gave Inoue trouble. Phongsaphon Panyakum is an up-and-coming star with an exciting aggressive style. Both fighters expect to get an impressive win and enter the scene of Super Flyweight as a top contender in the division.” said Bank Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, Promoter of WP Boxing series. 

 

“It’s great to have Srisaket back in action so early in 2021,” said Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport. “The Thai star will face the winner of the Estrada-Chocolatito rematch in the fall, so it’s vital that he looks great in his homeland and sends a message to his rivals against a fellow former World champion on this massive weekend of Super-Flyweight action on DAZN.”

 

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Kwanthai Sithmorseng will be live on DAZN (excluding Thailand) on March 12,  2021, 9.30 pm ET6.30 pm PT and live on Workpoint Entertainment channel on March 13,  2021, 9.30 am (Thailand time) at Workpoint Studio in Pathum Thani, Thailand. 

 

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Alvarez Set To Defend Unified Super-Middleweight World Championship Against Yildirim On February 27TH On DAZN

 

Press Release: By DAZN – NEW YORK - Jan. 21, 2021 - Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez will defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim on Saturday February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live on DAZN in over 200 countries and territories (excluding Mexico) or on cable/satellite pay-per-view in the U.S. and Canada. 

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Canelo (54-1-2 36 KOs) cemented himself as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the top dog in the 168lb division with a dominant win over previously unbeaten Briton Callum Smith in San Antonio, Texas in December with the WBA, vacant WBC and Ring Magazine belts on the line in front of a sold-out socially distanced crowd in the Lone Star state.

 

The Mexican star declared after the fight his desire to become the undisputed champion at Super-Middleweight, but before targeting the remaining belts, the four weight World ruler must deal with his dangerous WBC mandatory Yildirim at the home of the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes.

 

“Avni Yildirim is a good boxer and I know we will put on an exciting fight,” said Canelo. “I’m very glad that we are able to bring this event to Miami, a short distance from where my hero, Muhammad Ali, trained. February 27 will be a great night for the sport.”

 

On February 27, we take the next step in our journey to unify the Super-Middleweight division,” said Eddy Reynoso, Sport and Talent director at Canelo Promotions and Canelo’s trainer. “We will be facing our WBC mandatory opponent, Avni Yildirim. We are very happy with the alliance we have with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom to put on this bout together, especially in a new venue for us.”

 

Yildirim (21-2 12 KOs) has been biding his time to fight for the WBC title once again, having been frustrated in his last outing when his clash for the vacant crown with Anthony Dirrell in Minnesota in February 2019, with the clash ending in a technical decision win for Dirrell after he suffered a cut over his eye.

 

The 29 year old challenger will be aiming to shock the world two years on from that disappointment and does so in his third fight in the States and second in Miami, having beaten the ‘Road Warrior’ Glen Johnson in August 2015, and the Turkish star returns to the Sunshine State for the biggest night of his career.

 

“I am honored as a mandatory to fight again for the big green belt - thank you to everyone who is involved,” said Yildirim. “I always give my all – and everybody should be ready to see a war. I am coming to make my country proud – I am representing the whole of Turkey.”

 

Following a great night in San Antonio, Canelo teams up with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn for a two-fight deal starting with the clash with Yildirim, and Hearn is excited to develop the relationship with Canelo and his Ring Magazine trainer of the year and manager Eddy Reynoso.

 

“It is an absolute honor to promote the pound-for-pound number one and I’m so excited to head to Miami and the home of the Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium,” said Hearn. “Even in a pandemic, Saúl is looking to be more active than ever and in his plan to be undisputed he must overcome his mandatory challengers to keep his belt. Yildirim is the first of those challenges who will be attempting to dethrone the king on February 27. We look forward to a huge night of boxing on DAZN and the start of a huge year for Canelo.”

 

“How many fighters at this level return to the ring after two months? Canelo’s love for boxing and his fans is truly unique,” said Ed Breeze, DAZN EVP, Rights. “We’re thrilled to deliver our fifth consecutive Canelo fight to DAZN subscribers across the world.”

 

“We are excited to work with Canelo Alvarez, Matchroom and Eddie Hearn to bring world class boxing to Hard Rock Stadium for the first time in history with Canelo vs. Yildirim,” said Todd Boyan, Senior Vice President of Stadium Operations for the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. “Canelo is one of the top athletes in the world and this live event in a socially distanced setting will be a special night for boxing fans.”

 

 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Williams Defeats Solano: ShoBox 1/20/2021 Results From Uncasville, CT

 

Unbeaten Jr. Welterweight Mykquan Williams scored a convincing ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Yeis Solano on Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.  In what was a grueling fight fought primarily in close, Williams gradually got the better of the action as the fight progressed landing body shots, uppercuts to the head, and seemingly making the most of openings Solano gave him. The turning point came in round eight when Williams landed a jab to the right shoulder of Solano knocking him down.

 

 In the final round, Solano was deducted a point for a low blow. Moments later, Referee Danny Schiavone ruled a knockdown against Williams when both fighters went down after appearing to get their legs tangled. Although no punch from Solano appeared to land, the ruling of a knockdown appeared to stand until the final bell. What can only be described as a bizarre twist occurred after the final bell and the end of the ten round bout when it was indicated that no point deduction was officially rendered against Solano for the low blow early in the tenth round and no official knockdown was scored later in the round against Williams. While it is unclear as of this writing as to whether the decrees following the bout came from Schiavone or from a Connecticut athletic commission official, it proved to have no barring on the outcome as all three official judges scored the fight unanimously in favor of Williams. Official scores were: 97-92, and 96-93 (On two scorecards) in favor of Williams. Mykquan Williams advances to 16-0-1, with 7 Knockouts. Yeis Solano falls to 15-1, with 10 Knockouts.

 

 

Also on this card:

 

 Unbeaten Jr. Lightweights Aram Avagyan and Jose Nunez fought to an eight round majority draw. A fight that saw several shifts in momentum, both fighters were able to have their share of moments. Nunez seemed to get his punches, which often came in combinations off with more consistency. As the fight progressed however, Avagyan’s pressure and ability to push Nunez back against the ropes frequently appeared to be the tactics that allowed him to keep the fight close. At the conclusion of the eight round bout one of three official judges scored the fight 77-75 in favor of Nunez. This was overruled however, scored the fight even 76-76 resulting in the majority draw. Aram Avagyan advances to 10-0-2, with 4 Knockouts. Jose Nunez advances to 11-0-2, with 4 Knockouts.

 

A scheduled eight round Featherweight bout between Martino Jules and Pedro Marquez was pulled in the hours prior to the card due to Marquez being deemed unable to compete due to a non-COVID-19- related illness. As of this writing there is no word regarding Marquez’ condition. We will keep readers updated on any developments as they become available.

 

On a day in the United States that began with the inauguration of the forty-sixth President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the first woman ever elected Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, January 20, 2021 in the Boxing world will also be known as the day that Showtime Sports’ popular ShoBox: The New Generation series began its twentieth year on television.  

 

As has been the cornerstone of the series for now twenty years, this card featured what proved to be four evenly matched prospects, all of whom entered unbeaten and each looking to take the next step towards world title contention in their respective careers. Although there is frankly some questions that should be answered in regard to what exactly went on as far as the rulings of Referee Danny Schiavone in the tenth round of the Williams-Solano bout, an argument could be made for each of the two bouts on this card seeing rematches down the line. Given the current circumstances of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and seeing as all television and streaming networks involved regularly in Boxing are continuing to seek content for their respective viewers/subscribers, it may not be a bad idea to see how quickly return bouts of these two fights can be made assuming of course that neither of the four fighters will require much time to recuperate after what were two competitive battles. With times continuing to be uncertain due largely to the ongoing global epidemic, it may be a question of when and not if rematches of these two bouts are signed especially given the struggle many fighters have faced in securing opposition since Boxing began to resume in June of last year. We simply have to wait and see what will be in store for these four prospects in their next bouts whenever they might take place.

 

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