Miguel Acosta Vs. Art Hovhannisyan Tops ShoBox Tripleheader July 20 [UPDATED]

(122-pound prospect Roman Morales makes ShoBox debut) On July 20, Gary Shaw Promotions will bring a doubleheader to the esteemed prospect series ShoBox: The New Generation from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. as confirmed by matchmaker John Beninati. The card was initially going to air three bouts but one bout fell out, […]

Rico Ramos Beats Efrain Esquivias In Vicious Encounter

(Photo courtesy of Jan Sanders / Goossen-Tutor) Just a few miles down the way from a big time boxing show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, former junior featherweight beltholder Rico Ramos of Pico Rivera, Calif. got back into the win column with a hard-fought eight-round majority decision win over previously unbeaten Gardena, Calif. […]

Family Drama at the Center of Victor Ortiz Vs. Josesito Lopez Tonight

At Friday’s weigh-in for the Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez card taking place at Staples Center later Saturday, TQBR had a chance to catch up with Ortiz trainer Danny Garcia afterwards. In an article posted at TQBR on June 19, Josesito Lopez and his trainer Henry Ramirez were quoted as saying that Garcia’s father Eduardo had giving […]

[Mike] Dallas Does Soboba

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Friday night at the Soboba Casino, junior welterweight contender Mike Dallas, Jr. of Bakersfield, Calif. took another step up the rankings as he vanquished Javier Castro of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico in the 6th round in perhaps his most impressive performance to date. Dallas (19-2-1, 8 KOs) edged the opening round […]

Goossen-Tutor Brings Boxing Back To The Upper Middle Class

It has been nearly 15 years since a live boxing card took place at the Reseda Country Club in the San Fernando Valley. At its peak during the late 80s to early 90s, Dan Goossen’s promotional company used the country club as the proving grounds to a number of future world champions, namely Michael Nunn […]

Kazuto Ioka Decisions One-Eyed Akira Yaegashi In Minimumweight Title Tilt

At early morning American time, hardcore boxing fanatics set their alarms in anticipation of catching a stream of the rare minimumweight unification bout between Japanese compatriots Kazuto Ioka and Akira Yaegashi in Osaka, Japan on Wednesday evening. It would be 23-year old emerging phenom Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs) who would unify the two alphabet […]

Josesito Lopez Looks To Upset The Odds Against Victor Ortiz

(Victor Ortiz, left; Josesito Lopez, right. Photo credit: Showtime) There aren’t many giving Riverside, Calif.’s Josesito Lopez much of a chance to overturn the already set table of his June 23 opponent Victor Ortiz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the Showtime Championship Boxing main event. Among those is Ortiz’s promoter Golden Boy […]

Tomasz Adamek Beats Eddie Chambers, But Look, Another Interesting Scorecard

Saturday night, an NBC Sports televised intriguing heavyweight crossroads bout between New Jersey based Pole Tomasz Adamek and Philadelphia’s Eddie Chambers went head-to-head against the big league broadcast by HBO, with Adamek getting the unanimous decision. Those that stuck with the network in their third hour saw a spirited scrap, as well as an interesting […]

Larry Merchant’s Thoughts On Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao

Saturday night, Timothy Bradley earned an extremely controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Noticeably missing from the HBO broadcast was the venerable Larry Merchant, who TQBR had a chance to speak to early Monday evening and learn his thoughts. It must be noted that this writer saw […]

Andre Ward-Chad Dawson Oakland Official; Antonio DeMarco-John Molina the Co-feature

Friday afternoon, multiple sources close to the promotion confirmed to TQBR the site of the Sept. 8 super middleweight showdown between Andre Ward and Chad Dawson. Ward-Dawson will take place at Oakland, Calif.’s Oracle Arena, which has hosted four of the last seven Andre Ward bouts. Over 10,000 were in attendance for Ward’s title victory […]

Austin Trout Remembers, Emulates Departed New Mexico Boxing Icon Johnny Tapia

Saturday night, Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Austin Trout makes his debut on the big stage as part of a Showtime televised quadrupleheader taking place in Carson, Calif. where he defends his 154-pound alphabet strap against tough and determined Delvin Rodriguez. What was already a difficult assignment got a bit more taxing when news broke late […]

Showtime Returns 168 Division; HBO, EPIX Happy To Refurbish

It took nearly three years to complete it, but the groundbreaking boxing endeavor that was the Super Six World Boxing Classic was good business for premium U.S. television network Showtime—until they decided to cash in their chips at the conclusion. What Showtime did, which is invest conceivably millions of dollars as well as a high […]

Mike Dallas, Jr. To Fight Javier Castro June 22 On ESPN

Goossen-Tutor matchmaker Tom Brown confirmed to TQBR Tuesday that junior welterweight contender Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) will fight Javier Castro (27-4, 22 KOs) of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuaha, Mexico in the 12-round main event of the June 22 ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, which will take place at the Soboba Casino in San Manuel, Calif. […]

Obscure Offerings: Alternatives To Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto Edition

This weekend, as with two or three weekends of the calendar year, boxing will be king. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back in the ring, on the cover of ESPN the Magazine, and in against a fighter familiar with the big stage in Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto, who will be defending his alphabet title at junior […]