Zurdo Ramirez battles Sullivan Barrera in Los Angeles July 9th

Former super middleweight world champion and unbeaten light heavyweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) will face world title contender Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) in a 12-round light heavyweight fight. The event will take place on Friday, July 9 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. The venue will be located in Los Angeles with details on the specific venue to be announced in the near future. … Continue reading Zurdo Ramirez battles Sullivan Barrera in Los Angeles July 9th

Smith edges Vlasov by decision, wins WBO title

It has been a long road towards a world championship for Joe Smith Jr. He scored knockout victories over the likes of Bernard Hopkins and Andresz Fonfara but also lost to Dmitry Bivol and Sullivan Barrera, and the loss to Bivol made it look like it would be tough for the native of Long Island to get another title shot. A big win over former … Continue reading Smith edges Vlasov by decision, wins WBO title

Joe Smith vs. Maxim Vlasov for vacant title on February 13th

The light heavyweight division will crown a new world champion in February as Joe Smith Jr. will take on Maxim Vlasov for the WBO light heavyweight title. It will be held in the MGM Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas and promoted by Top Rank in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Patriot Promotions. Smith and Vlasov are fighting for a title that has been … Continue reading Joe Smith vs. Maxim Vlasov for vacant title on February 13th

Kovalev faces Melikuziev on January 30th

VIA PRESS RELEASE Former light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) will return to the ring against fast-rising knockout artist and Olympic Silver medalist Bektemir “Bully” Melikuziev (6-0, 5 KOs) in a 178-pound catchweight battle scheduled for 12 rounds. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 30 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S., Russia and Uzbekistan. Kovalev is a three-time light … Continue reading Kovalev faces Melikuziev on January 30th

Smith stops Alvarez, one step closer to world title

The Long Island native knew the stakes on Saturday night, and did what was needed to get the win. Joe Smith Jr. defeated Eleider Alvarez by 9th round knockout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to register his 21st knockout victory of his career. He is now 26-3 and hopes to fight for a world title after falling short last March against Dmitry Bivol. … Continue reading Smith stops Alvarez, one step closer to world title

Smith and Alvarez clash sure to be full of action

The light heavyweight division has it’s share of fighters that can pack a good punch. Unified champion Artur Beterbiev is viewed as the top guy at 175, and his stoppage win over Oleksandr Gvozdyk continued his streak of 15 consecutive KO victories. WBA champion Dmitry Bivol has 11 KO victories out of his 17 fights. Former champion Jean Pascal is also known to have a … Continue reading Smith and Alvarez clash sure to be full of action

Bivol would not mind fighting Callum Smith at 168

VIA PRESS RELEASE Dmitry Bivol says that he is willing to drop down to Super-Middleweight to face World champion Callum Smith and become a two-weight World champion as he plots his future in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’. Bivol (17-0 11 KOs) has held the WBA Light-Heavyweight crown for over two and a half years with six successful defenses over … Continue reading Bivol would not mind fighting Callum Smith at 168

Top Rank signee Maxim Vlasov part of WBO tournament

On March 10th, Top Rank Boxing signed 33 year old Maxim Vlasov (45-3, 26 KOs) to a promotional contract, and he will be participating in a tournament to determine who will be the WBO light heavyweight champion. Vlasov will fight Umar Salamov (25-1, 19 KOs) in the summer, and the winner will fight for the WBO title against Joe Smith Jr. or Sullivan Barrera. Vlasov … Continue reading Top Rank signee Maxim Vlasov part of WBO tournament

Smith defeats Hart by decision

Leading into this fight, Jesse Hart was talking about redemption for his mentor Bernard Hopkins as Smith was the last person to defeat Hart’s mentor. After 12 rounds on Saturday, he failed to make due on his promise. Joe Smith Jr. used his come forward style and his toughness to get a split decision win over Hart. Two judges scored the bout 98-91 and 97-92 … Continue reading Smith defeats Hart by decision