Andrade drops out of title defense vs. Charlo

By Dan Rafael Junior middleweight world titleholder Demetrius Andrade, unhappy with his purse and by a lack of communication with his promoters, has dropped out of a defense scheduled against Jermell Charlo on Dec. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Source:: ESPN


Chris Algieri hits Macau: ‘I am 110% prepared for Pacquiao’

By Scott Christ

Chris Algieri is ready to rock n’ roll! Primed for the fight! Here to do the thing!

Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO) has arrived in Macau for Saturday night’s PPV fight with Manny Pacquiao, and the 30-year-old WBO welterweight title challenger delivered some high-end plugs for the Venetian upon his arrival.

“With one million square feet of retail space and over 350 stores at the Shoppes at Venetian I think I can get in my daily roadwork and my Christmas shopping, all at the same time,” said Algieri to the delight of fans and shop owners alike. “I love Macao. It was great during my last visit on the promotional tour and it is even better this time. I am glad to be able to spend more time here. “

More relevant for boxing fans, Algieri said he’s ready for the fight with Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO), saying he’s done his homework and had great sparring in camp:

“I worked hard for over 10 weeks in the most strenuous and productive training camp of my career. I had a lot of different sparring partners, including Zab Judah, giving me different looks to prepare me for anything Pacquiao decides to throw at me. I am 110% prepared for our fight.”

Then ladies laughed and shrieked:

When asked how a fighter could be so handsome, Algieri responded, “Every time I enter the ring I look to improve and perfect my master-boxer style of fighting – utilizing the space inside the ring to my advantage. Good defense is the key to preserving my handsomeness,” Algieri continued to the laughter and shrieks from his female fans.”

Source:: Bad Left Hook


Jamie McDonnell gets new opponent for November 22

By Scott Christ

Walberto Ramos is out as Jamie McDonnell’s opponent this Saturday in Liverpool.

Argentine veteran Javier Chacon will now face WBA “regular” bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell this Saturday at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, a fight which is part of the Cleverly-Bellew II undercard on Sky Box Office.

Chacon (20-2, 5 KO) is replacing Colombia’s Walberto Ramos (23-6-2, 16 KO), who is having visa issues and couldn’t get to the United Kingdom in time. In reality, it’s a sideways move — neither Ramos nor Chacon are legitimate contenders at 118 pounds, and by BoxRec rankings, at least, Chacon is an upgrade. He’s ranked No. 53 in the world at bantamweight, with Ramos at No. 109.

If McDonnell (24-2-1, 11 KO) wins as expected, he’s already signed to face WBO titleholder Tomoki Kameda early next year. Kameda has not yet signed for the fight, but is expected to do so with a McDonnell victory. Kameda (31-0, 19 KO) last fought on November 1 in Chicago, beating Alejandro Hernandez by decision.

Source:: Bad Left Hook


Heavyweights collide Friday night in Tulsa

By Togorashi Iron Mike Productions continues their takeover of Friday night televised boxing this week with a beIN Sports-televised card from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Oklahoma. “Hard Knocks At The Hard Rock” is headlined by local fan … Continue reading



Lara-Smith to finally collide December 12

By Togorashi Mayweather Promotions and Showtime bring boxing fans a 154-pound world title showdown between WBA super welterweight titlist Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and former IBF junior middleweight world champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) in … Continue reading