Pro Boxing updated schedule

Above photo of the three gentlemen was taken August 17, 1989 in San Diego on the night Tony Deluca defeated Willy Salazar by a split decision to win the NABF Light Flyweight title. It honors
(l to r) referee Pat Russell, boxer Tony “Bazooka” Deluca and his beloved trainer Juan Bustamante.

April

April 14: Jakarta, Indonesia for the IBO Light Flyweight Title

April 16: Matchroom (Live on Demand)

April 17: Atlanta, Georgia (PPV)

April 17: Cancha Municipal

April 17: Rancho Viejo, Tijuana, B. C., Mexico

April 17: Hollywood, Florida (DAZN)

  • Title fight: Demetrius Andrade vs. Liam Williams, 12 rounds, for Andrade’s WBO middleweight title
  • Carlos Gongora vs. Christopher Pearson, 12 rounds, super middleweights
  • Mahammadrasul Majidov vs. Andrey Fedosov, 12 rounds, heavyweights
  • Movladdin Biyarslanov vs. Israel Mercado, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
  • Otha Jones III vs. Jorge David Castaneda, 8 rounds, lightweights
  • Aaron Aponte vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

April 17: Los Angeles (FOX)

  • Tony Harrison vs. Bryant Perrella, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Omar Juarez vs. Jessie Roman, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
  • Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. James Martin, 8 rounds, welterweights
  • Efetobor Apochi vs. Deon Nicholson, 12 rounds, cruiserweights

April 22: West Point, New York (NBC Sports)

  • Title fight: Jelena Mrdjenovich vs. Erika Cruz Hernandez, 10 rounds, for Mrdjenovich’s WBA women’s featherweight title
  • Jermaine Franklin vs. Stephan Shaw of The Arena in Point Loma, San Diego, Calif. 10 rounds, heavyweights
  • Juan Pablo Romero vs. Jonathan Navarro, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

April 23: Tampa, Florida (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Heather Hardy vs. Jessica Camara, 8 rounds, women’s lightweights
  • Carina Moreno vs. Natalie Gonzalez, 8 rounds, women’s strawweights
  • Melissa St. Vil vs. TBA, 8 rounds, women’s lightweights
  • Mikiah Kreps vs. Alex Love, 8 rounds, women’s bantamweights
  • Stevie Jane Coleman vs. TBA, 4 rounds, women’s welterweights

April 23: El Paso, Texas (DAZN)

  • Jaime Munguia of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico vs. , 12 rounds, middleweights
  • Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Nagy Aguiler, 10 rounds, heavyweights
  • Ibeth Zamora vs. Marlen Esparza, 10 rounds for Zamora’s WBC women’s flyweight title
  • Blair Cobbs vs. James Bacon, 10 rounds, welterweights
  • Ferdinand Kerobyan vs. Brad Solomon, 10 rounds, welterweights
  • Aaron McKenna vs. Carlos Ortiz, 8 rounds, middleweights
  • Evan Sanchez vs. TBA, 6 rounds, welterweights
  • Chris Ousley vs. Sanny Duversonne, 6 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Yahu Blackwell vs. TBA, 6 rounds, heavyweights

April 24: Tijuana, B. C., Mexico: Gonzalez Promotions

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April 24: Kissimmee, Florida. (ESPN/ESPN+)

April 24: Osaka, Japan

  • Kenshiro Teraji vs. Tetsuya Hisada, 12 rounds, for Teraji’s WBC junior flyweight title
  • Isao Aoyama vs. Tetsuro Ohashi, 8 rounds, junior bantamweights
  • Toma Kondo vs. Kantaro Juri, 8 rounds, junior bantamweights
  • Ayumu Hanada vs. Mammoth Kazunori, 6 rounds, flyweights
  • Yu Konomura vs. Daiki Asai, 6 rounds, featherweights
  • Yuta Nakatsuji vs. Hayato Nishimine, 4 rounds, junior featherweights

April 30, London (ESPN+)

  • Title fight: Moruti Mthalane vs. Sunny Edwards, 12 rounds, for Mthalane’s IBF flyweight title
  • Michael Conlan vs. Ionut Baluta, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
  • Troy Williamson vs. Kieran Smith, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Ryan Garner vs. Paul Holt, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
  • Joshua Frankham vs. Naheem Ali, 4 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Levi Frankham vs. Paul Cummings, 4 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Jonathan Kumuteo vs. Dale Arrowsmith, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

May

May 1st (Saturday): Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA (promoters Tom Brown of TGB Promotions & Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing are scheduled to air on Fox PPV a line-up led by a heavyweight clash between two of our home favorites Cris Arreola & Andy Ruiz Jr.

  • Andy (the Destroyer) Ruiz Jr. (33-2, 22 KOs, 31 years old, 6’2″ tall with a 74″ reach from Imperial, Calif.) will be taking on Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KOs, 40 years old, 6’3″ tall with a 76″ reach from Escondido, Calif. by way of Los Angeles, Calif. in what is expected to be a 12 round heavyweight thriller. Note well, in this battle we’ll also have two exceptional trainers, Eddy Reynoso and Joe Goossen with their reputations on the line. Dating back to his pro debut, Arreola had been intertwined with the Goossen family, with nearly all of his pro bouts being affiliated with Goossen-Tutor Promotions, which has since become TGB Promotions following the passing of the beloved promoter Dan Goossen in 2014. It will be very interesting to see how Mr. Goossen does as Cris Arreola’s trainer as he returns to that position which he held for many years. Serving as an expert ringside analyst/commentator for the USA/Fox Boxing series for quite awhile now, it’s likely he’s picked up some additional fighter nuances/styles that he’d now like Arreola to try. It would be somewhat of a rebirth for both and who knows it might work. Henry Ramirez, Arreola’s trainer/bosom buddy since the beginning is willing to take a step back and see if it can help. Like Ruiz, Arreola has had his problems over the years with weight and it will be very interesting to see which of the two gentlemen is in the best shape for this fight. Both have been right there at the top battling it out for that elusive World Title.
  • Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-1-1) vs. Abel Ramos (26-4-2), 12 rounds, welterweights
  • 6’5½″ tall, 23-year-old, southpaw Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (16-0-1, 11 KOs) from Coachella, Calif. with his 80″ reach will be facing the always tough, orthodox boxer Jorge “Demonio” Cota (30-4, 27 KOs) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico who is 33-years-old, stands 5’11” tall and has a 73½″ reach, in a 12 round match of super welterweights. Cota’s toughest opponent to date Jermell Charlo who knocked him out in Round Three.
  • Jesus Ramos (15-0) vs. Javier Molina (22-3), 10 rounds, welterweights
  • Erislandy Lara (27-3-3) the former WBA World Super Welterweight Title holder from Houston, Texas by way of Guantanamo, Cuba, now 37-years-old, a southpaw, is moving up in weight to fight the 29-year-old righty Thomas Lamanna from Millville, New Jersey (30-4-1, 12 KOs) for the WBA World Middleweight Title.
  • Adrian Granados (21-8-2) vs. Jose Luis Sanchez (11-1) in a welterweight match
  • Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez (24-2-3, 11 KOs) is a 28-year-old, 5’6″ tall southpaw with a 70″ reach from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico facing the 23-year-old, 5’6″ tall, 67″ reach, southpaw Isaac Avelar (17-2, 10 KOs) from Aguacalientes, Mexico. They will be battling for the WBA Interim World Featherweight Title.

May 1: London (DAZN)

  • Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker, 12 rounds, heavyweights
  • Title fight: Dmitry Bivol vs. Craig Richards, 12 rounds, for Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title
  • Title fight: Katie Taylor vs. Natasha Jonas, 12 rounds, for Taylor’s WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA women’s lightweight title
  • Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Marcus Morrison, 10 rounds, middleweights
  • Campbell Hatton vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior lightweights
  • Scott Fitzgerald vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior middleweights

May 8: Arlington, Texas (DAZN)

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe “No Excuses” Saunders, 12 rounds, for Alvarez’s WBC and WBA super middleweight titles and Saunders’ WBO super middleweight title. Alvarez, who for several years has been living and training locally in San Diego County, is now on a mission to unite every belt within the division.

May 14: Bolton, England (ESPN+)

  • Jay Harris vs. Ricardo Rafael Sandoval, 12 rounds, flyweights
May 22: Las Vegas (ESPN, ESPN+)

May 22: SZPILKA versus ROZANSKI for the WBC Bridgerweight International Title

  • May 29: Las Vegas (DAZN)
  • Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares, 12 rounds, for Haney’s WBC lightweight title

June

June 10: Fight Club O.C. returns
A message to all the Fight Club Orange County supporters: the Fight Club OC shows are now firmly back in the planning stages and it is expected promoter Roy Englebrecht will be having his first show of 2021 on Thursday evening, June 10, 2021. With the Covid-19 situation and all its necessary required protocols by the California State Athletic Commission, this wellknown and safety conscious promoter has been extremely cautious/heedful to wait for the proper time to return to The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. At this point it appears Englebrecht Promotions & Events will stage four Fight Club OC shows instead of their customary six with their 2021 Thursday dates now set for June 10th, August 26th, October 21st, and December 2nd.

“As much as I want to get back to putting on Fight Club OC shows and to satisfy the many fans who have been in touch with me wanting to get back to attending, I didn’t want to rush things too early,” said Roy Englebrecht. “I believe that by June most people will have been vaccinated and will feel more comfortable attending with other fans. Plus the state should also be back to allowing fans to attend sporting events by that time. To all Fight Club OC Season Seat Holders, VIP Suite Holders, and Sponsors, a 2021 Renewal Packet will be mailed out by early April and be assured that your seats and suite locations will still be where you had them in 2020.

June 12: New York (ESPN/ESPN+)
Shakur Stevenson vs. Jeremiah Nakathila, 12 rounds, junior lightweights
Edgar Berlanga vs. TBA, 10 rounds, super middleweights

June 18: Montreal, Canada (ESPN+)
Oscar Rivas vs. Bryant Jennings, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBC bridgerweight title
Representatives from two of boxing’s legendary families are planning to mix it up in what is expected to be a battle of not only Family Pride but homelands: Puerto Rico versus Mexico: the 42-year-old, 5’8″ tall Hector “Machito” Camacho III (59-7-1, 33 KOs) will be taking on the 58-year-old, 5’7½” tall boxing legend, Julio Cesar Chavez (107-6-2, 85 KOs) from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Both men are expecting this so-called boxing expedition has a better chance of turning into a war based on the fact that Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. wants revenge for the drubbing his father took back on September 12, 1992 when his now deceased father lost a grueling to Julio Cesar Chavez by the onerous scores of 110-119, 111-117 and the final, even more horrendous score of 107-120.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Anderson Silva, 10 rounds, light heavyweights
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. vs. Hector Camacho Jr., 6 rounds, middleweight exhibition
Omar Chavez vs. Ramon Alvarez, 10 rounds, middleweights
The two organizers of this event, Borizteca Boxing Promotions plus Toscano Boxing Promotions have plans in the works to add an additional seven competitive bouts.
Where as the much celebrated Julio Cesar Chavez continues to be ranked in the top pound for pound boxers of all time and been inducted into various Boxing Hall of Fames and his many records still stand: 1) the most successful world title defenses (27) shared with Omar Narváez, 2) the most title fight victories (31) plus most title fights (37). Plus Mr. Chavez has the second most title defenses won by a knockout (21). Joe Louis leads in that category with 23. Also, Chavez’s phenomenal record of 89 wins, 0 losses, 1 draw before suffering his first loss to Frankie Randall in 1994 still stands. In other words, Chavez had an 87-fight win streak until his draw with Pernell Whitaker in 1993. Also, Chavez’s 1993 victory over Greg Haugen at the Estadio Azteca set the record for the largest crowd ever for an outdoor boxing event: a paid attendance of 136,274. Which also brings to mind the many exhibition bouts which Julio Cesar Chavez has fought in for charity. On January 1, 1985, Chavez scored a third-round technical knockout of Manny Hernandez in an exhibition bout staged in Mexico City to raise money for the victims of the 1984 gas explosion in Mexico. Then, in 2014, Chávez returned to the ring for an exhibition with Vicente Sagrestano in a bout aimed at collecting toys for poor children. Chavez plus former rival Mario Martinez, against whom he earned his first world title way back in 1984 then faced each other on July 3, 2015 in an event to benefit Chavez’s two drug rehab centers. Chavez has never stopped. Even more recently, the boxing icon faced Jorge Arce in three additional exhibition bouts.

August 14 (Saturday) 5 p.m. PDT to 9 p.m. PDT at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2020 and 2021 International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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