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Top Rank Signs 16-Year-Old Amateur Superstar Xander Zayas

Friday 15th March 2019
Top Rank Official

11-time Puerto Rican and U.S. national champion will turn pro under Top Rank banner in September (March 14, 2019) — Xander Zayas, born in Puerto Rico and fighting for USA Boxing as one of the world's top amateurs, has signed a multi-year professional contract with Top Rank. At only 16 years old, Zayas is the youngest fighter ever to sign a pro contract with Top Rank. An 11-time Puerto Rican and U.S. national champion, Zayas will make his pro debut as a welterweight in…

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Top Rank Announces Media Partnership with Management Firm MTK Global

Monday 11th March 2019
Top Rank

Multi-year licensing agreement will bring MTK Global events from around the world to boxing fans in the United States on ESPN platforms (March 11, 2019) — Top Rank and MTK Global are proud to announce an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement…

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"When people call it a stepping stone, I class it as a major title!" Liam Dillon not taking Southern area title challenge lightly

Thursday 7th March 2019
Thomas Lyons

Chingford's unbeaten rising super-featherweight prospect Liam Dillon (8-0) doesn't class his Southern area title challenge with Dave Birmingham as just a building block in what he considers his 'toughest test to date.' Ahead of Goodwin boxing's 'Dare to Dream' card at York Hall, Dillon has done plenty of sparring with a lot of highly-touted amateurs at Hoddesdon among the wealth of experience with the likes of Lightweight area champion Jeff Ofori and his stablemate Matthew Chanda. It's been a quick transition over to 2019, and just three months into the new…

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Pulev-Dinu and Magdaleno-Ramos Headline SoCal Top Rank on ESPN Card at The Hangar

Wednesday 27th February 2019
Top Rank/ESPN

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2019) — Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, ranked No. 1 by the IBF, will put his rating on the line against Bogdan Dinu in a 10-round showdown on Saturday, March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif. In the co-feature, former world champions Jessie Magdaleno and Rico Ramos will clash in a 10-round featherweight bout with potential world title implications. Pulev-Dinu and Magdaleno-Ramos will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The entire undercard, including the return of top junior welterweight contender Maxim "Mad Max" Dadashev against Ricky Sismundo, will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Promoted by Top Rank,…

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HAVNAA AND RASHID COME FACE-TO-FACE IN OSLO

Tuesday 26th February 2019
Team Sauerland Promotions

Kai Robin Havnaa (13-0, 11 KOs) and Rad Rashid (16-4, 13 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time at a press conference today in Oslo ahead of their IBO International Cruiserweight title fight on Saturday at the SØR Amfi in Arendal. Their championship clash will be the first time in over 40 years that a male boxer has contested an international title on Norwegian soil following Harald Skog's WBA World Light Heavyweight…

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LA-CHENKO: Lomachenko Headlines Staples Center Card April 12 Against Anthony Crolla Exclusively on ESPN+

Tuesday 26th February 2019
Top Rank

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25, 2019) — After thrilling Big Apple audiences in his last three bouts, Vasiliy "Loma" Lomachenko is ready to bring his lightweight world titles to the City of Angels. Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso and the WBA and WBO lightweight world champion, will defend his titles against former lightweight world champion Anthony "Million Dollar" Crolla on Friday, April 12 at Staples Center. In the co-feature, longtime WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto "Zurdo"…

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SHAFIQ DETERMINED NEW SETUP WILL CAST A SHADOW OVER PERIOD OF STAGNATION

Monday 25th February 2019
Thomas Lyons

Plagued by injury, having undergone multiple surgical procedures on his right elbow and relocating gyms has meant that Atif Shafiq has been unable to force himself into a position to challenge for the British title. However, having started training with Haroon Headley in Manchester and one of the most improved trainers in Dave Coldwell, who will look after the management side of things, Shafiq feels rejuvenated to kick-on…

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Rip up the Hollywood script: Robinson eyes Southern Area prize

Thursday 21st February 2019
Thomas Lyons

TWO unbeaten Super-welterweight prospects, Sean Robinson (8-0) and Joshua Ejakpovi (12-0) square off in an eagerly anticipated domestic clash at the York Hall on March 9. With the nature of boxing match-ups accelerating, particularly on the small-hall scene, both men have stepped up to the plate, and for the winner, an opportunity to climb the domestic rankings. Robinson landed himself the Southern Area title shot with a near landslide 60-55 points victory over Jordan Grannum, in Tottenham, on October, while Ejakpovi came through his final eliminator with Sam Wicks to book an early date in the New Year. At just 23-years old, Robinson has already built on his amateur pedigree, culminating in…

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Super Saturday: Kovalev Gains Revenge Over Alvarez

Monday 4th February 2019
Top Rank

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 2. 2019) —Sergey Kovalev gained a measure of revenge, and in the process, regained his title. Kovalev bested Eleider Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision to win the WBO light heavyweight world title, becoming a three-time world champion. The scores were 116-112 (twice)…

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aWARDed WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR IN KANSAS

Friday 1st February 2019
Thomas Lyons

Unbeaten British super-bantamweight champion Thomas Patrick Ward (25-0) makes his long overdue U.S. debut against Hispanic fighter Jesse Hernandez on February 15. The Star Arena in Mulvane will be host to another…

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