Demetrius Andrade wants his fellow champions to step-up after he defended his WBO World Middleweight crown on points against the spirited challenge of Liam Williams on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.

Andrade made it an unblemished 30 wins from 30 in the paid ranks against the Welshman, getting the win 118-109 twice and 116-111 on the scorecards, and the 33 year old and his promoter Eddie Hearn said it’s time for fellow champions Jermall Charlo (WBC), Gennadiy Golovkin (IBF) and Ryota Murata (WBA) to make unification fights.

“At the end of the day I am a champion,” said Andrade. “I am undefeated. I shouldn’t have to inspire anyone to get in the ring with me for a belt, an undefeated record and a whole lot of money on the table.

“Whenever we can sit down and make something happen, I’m willing to risk it all. I am ready to show that I am the best and to do that, I want to step in with those champions and they have to do the same thing as well.

“I have to go back and watch the fight but listen, Liam is a hell of a fighter, tough, strong, comes to fight and that’s type of fight that people want to see me in. I showed out, I performed the way I needed to do to get the W, and my hat goes off to Liam all day.

“I already know he was tough but getting back up in the second round and showing me he wanted more, it wasn’t a surprise, he’s a dog. He came here to win; he didn’t lay down. I got hit with some hard shots too, we showed me are tough guys that can take shots and give shots and that’s what we did.”

“It was a great fight, massive props firstly to Liam Williams,” said Hearn. “Demetrius has done his job, it’s not his responsibility to convince other champions to fight him. Champions are supposed to fight champions.

“Charlo vs. Andrade is a massive fight, why don’t the champions want to fight Demetrius? He was hurt tonight, he was tired tonight, he can’t make 160lbs forever. If I am GGG or Charlo, I am looking at him and thinking ‘I can beat him’, so why not step-up?”

“Demetrius is a very good fighter, better than I thought,” said Williams. “More slippery than he appears on TV. I couldn’t really get going and get my combinations off because I’d hit him once, and I feel I hurt him a couple of times, but then he would be gone, and I couldn’t capitalize on it.

“I know I am tough, everyone does, and I can take a shot. When I went down, I took a clean shot and taken the best he’s got. He didn’t keep me down, so I had nothing to fear. I don’t feel I am going to take a step back; I am going to stay at world level. Demetrius is the best in the world other than Canelo, I have to give him credit, I gave him some stick in the build-up, but I have nothing but respect for him, he’s quality.”

A textbook one-two down the pipe put Williams on the canvas late in the second round, the exclamation mark on a strong opening for the champion who started like a train. Williams beat the count and weathered a storm, and began to work his way into the fight, having successes of his own towards the halfway point, but Andrade began to land his uppercut in the sixth, a signature shot throughout the bout.

Into the ninth round, Williams had his best moment as he appeared to buzz Andrade but the champion was elusive and the Welshman was unable to capitalize. The Rhode Island star was able to reassert his authority and stretch his lead in the championship rounds and retain his title.

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WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion Jaime Munguia weighed 159.8 lbs and Tureano Johnson 159.6, lbs

WBO Jr. Flyweight World Champion Elwin Soto 🇲🇽 weighed 107.4 lbs and Carlos Buitrago 🇳🇮 weighed 107.8 lbs #DAZN

Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Championship: Bektamir Melkuziev 🇺🇿 weighed 168 lbs and Alan Campa 🇲🇽 weighed 166.6 lbs


WHEREAS, the purpose of the Jaime Munguia vs. Dennis Hogan review was to ascertain the winner of the bout even though the WBO does not have the power to reverse the Judges’ decision based on discretion, as the decision can only be revoked when fraud or a violation of the Law occurs.; and,

WHEREAS, the day of the bout the Judges’ scorecards were 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114; and,

WHEREAS, these three judges’ scores were tabulated to ascertain the rounds each fighter won in the three scorecards (100 per cent) or in two of the three (66 per cent), with Munguia winning rounds 3, 5, 6 and 12 In all scorecards (100 per cent), and rounds 1, 7 and 9 in two of the three scorecards (66 per cent), and with Hogan winning rounds 8 and 10 in all scorecards (100 per cent) and rounds 2, 4 and 11 in two of the three scorecards (66 per cent); and,

WHEREAS, the WBO appointed five (5) anonymous, competent Judges from different countries (excluding Mexico and Australia), to watch the bout without audible distractions; and,

WHEREAS, the results of these five (5) independent Judges’ scores were tabulated to clearly ascertain the rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 per cent; and,

WHEREAS, this means that 3 of the 5 officials have to agree to determine which fighter won the round; and,
WHEREAS, the findings of the (5) stated that Munguia won the 3rd, the 5th and 6th by 100%; the 12th round by 80%; the 2nd, 7th and 9th rounds by 60%; and,

WHEREAS, on the other hand, Hogan won the 1st, 8th,10th and 11th by 100%; none in the 80%; the 4th round by 60; and,

WHEREAS, it can be established from the Judges’ scorecards that on the date of the bout Munguia won 7 rounds while Hogan won 5 rounds; and,

WHEREAS, on the (5) independent Judges’ panel, Munguia also won 7 to 5; and,

WHEREAS, the next step of the analysis was to combine the scores of the Independent Judges with the bout Judges to find the percentage agreement by round; and,

WHEREAS, upon doing this analysis, the combined scores of the Judges stated that Munguia won the 3rd, 5th and 6th by 100%; the 12th round by 87.5%; no rounds by 75%; the 7th and the 9th rounds by 62.5%, while the 2nd round was even; and,

WHEREAS, on the other hand, the Judges combined scores stated that Hogan won the 8th and 10th by 100%; the 11th round by 87.5%; the 1st round by 75%, the 4th by 62.5% while the 2nd round was even; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the WBO World Championship Committee that given all of the above, it can be established that the results favor Jaime Munguia. Taking these findings into consideration, the complaint presented by Team Hogan on April 16, 2019 is hereby DENIED.

This is a final decision of the WBO World Championship Committee. The decision may be appealed to the Complaint and Grievance Committee, pursuant to WBO World Championship Section 34, which as per Rule 3(e) of the WBO Appeals Regulation, must be submitted in writing to the WBO President within fourteen (14) days of the date of this decision as its sole and exclusive remedy.

Dated in San Juan, Puerto Rico on this 26th of April 2019.

By: Luis Batista-Salas, Esq. – Chairman

Championship & Rating Committees Information on Munguía, Dogboe, Nietes, Ioka and More; Japan to Host Next WBO Convention

Hogan named mandatory challenger for Munguia

In a huge development for boxing fans in Australia, popular junior middleweight contender Dennis Hogan (27-1-1, 7 KOs), the #1 ranked contender at 154 pounds, has unanimously been approved to be named the mandatory contender for undefeated WBO champion Jaime Munguia. However, his status is contingent on him winning his next scheduled fight in Australia against Jaime Weetch (12-2, 5 KOs) on December 15 in Australia.

“Dennis has defended his title, the Oriental Title and the Intercontinental title, and he fought three fighters in the WBO top 15,” commented Matt Rose, who spoke on behalf of Hogan.

WBO orders top four jr bantams to settle vacant title

There are always winners and losers in boxing and unfortunately for hard-hitting junior bantamweight Aston Palicte, he came out short in his quest to get an immediate rematch with countryman Donnie Neites. Palicte and Nietes fought to a twelve round draw last month in a fight for the vacant WBO 115-pound title, a fight that ended in a draw. Roy Jones Jr. Boxing representative Guy Taylor, who was there to represent Palicte, was hopeful that an immediate rematch might have been ordered but discovered that Nietes already signed to fight #3 ranked contender Kazuto Ioka in a fight that was subsequently approved to be for the vacant title.

Taylor’s request to have Palicte fight the winner as a mandatory was also not approved, with the WBO encouraging a matchup between Palicte and WBO #4 ranked Jose Martinez in an elimination fight with the winner getting the mandatory position for the title. Nonetheless although Taylor was visibly disappointed he also expressed confident that Palicte would emerge as world champion when the dust settled.

Navarette named mandatory for Dogboe

Undefeated WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe’s upcoming fight with #2 ranked Emanuel Navarette on December 8 had been declared a mandatory defense, a move that gives Dogboe more flexibility in regards to a subsequent title defense assuming he wins against Navarette. With the fight declared a mandatory title defense Dogboe will have nine months after the Navarette fight before he will be required to make a subsequent mandatory title defense. This also opens up the possible world title fight in Ghana in 2019 by giving Team Dogboe more flexibility in solidifying the proposed homecoming. The current #1 contender is Diego De La Hoya, who reportedly did not object to the move.

“I talked to Golden Boy (promoters of De La Hoya) and they agreed.” Dogboe advisor Mike Altamura said of the #1 contender.

Glowacki-Vladov now for WBO cruiser interim title

For Hungarian contender Irme Szello and Sherman based cruiserweight Firat Arslan, the World Boxing Super Series has proved to be a bit of a bitter pill to swallow after they were again shut out of a potential world title fight.

WBO Junior Heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who was slated to fight #1 ranked Tony Bellew, and there was little question that a victory could result in him moving up to the heavyweight division. However, an email request for Chris Meyer of the World Boxing Super Series proved problematic for the two European fighters. Meyer proposed moving the #5 ranked Maxim Vlasov to #1 or #2 and requesting that the WBO approve the Upcoming tournament fight between Vlsov and #2 ranked Krzysztof Glowacki be for the Interim title. It was a proposal that drew fierce opposition from Erik Ceylon of ECB Boxing, who was there to represent #3 ranked Firat Arslan.

“Why not give Arslan the mandatory?” Arslan asked.

His position was supported by WBO Vice President of Europe Istvan Kovacs.

“Both of these guys (#3 ranked Arslan and #4 ranked Imre Szello) have been standing in line for a while,” Kovacs said. “Both of them guys are very old. If you are talking of Vlasov I think he is less deserving then these other two guys.”

However, President Valcarcel stressed that the WBO continues to support unification fights and tournaments like the WBSS.

“The unification supersedes the mandatory,” Valcarcel said.

In the end the board voted in favor of the request by Meyer in classifying the Vlasov-Glowacki fight as a fight for the interim title. Kovacs did hold his ground however and voted against the proposal.

WBO declares elimination fight at the Mini-Flyweight Division

WBO Mini-Flyweight champion Vic Saludar (18-3, 10 KOs), the popular Filipino brawler who won the world title back in July, will soon know who his first title defense will come against. On December 7 NABO champion Wilfredo Mendez, the #7 ranked mini-flyweight, will step into the ring against the #1 ranked WBO contender Robert Paradero in a bout that the WBO has just announced will be established as the mandatory challenger for Mendez (11-1, 4 KOs) will be fighting in front of his hometown crowd but the undefeated Paradero (17-0, 11 KOs) has remained at #1 for over a year and is widely regarded as one of the most attractive prospects out of the Philippines. The winner will be named the mandatory challenger for Saludar.

On the other hand, the representative of the Japanese Boxing Commission Tsuyoshi Yasukochi, asked the WBO to hold the next Convention in Tokyo, Japan. The request was approved by the WBO through the members of the Executive Committee and they chose Puerto Rico as a second option in case it is canceled.

By David Finger /

Con más de ocho semanas de intensa preparación el sólido prospecto tijuanense Jaime Munguía cerró ayer las sesiones de sparrings con la prueba de los 12 rounds para su combate del sábado 12 de mayo en Verona, Nueva York contra el campeón mundial Superwelter WBO Sadam Alí y afirma estar más que listo para dar coronarse campeón.

Munguía hizo una preparación de 4 semanas en su natal Tijuana y las últimas cuatro en Azusa, California con el entrenador Robert Alcazar.

Munguía (28-0-0, 24 Ko’s) y Ali (26-1-0, 14 Ko’s) chocarán en el combate estelar de la velada que Golden Boy Promotions, en asociación con Promociones Zanfer, montará en el Turning Stone Resort & Casino de Verona, Nueva York y transmitirá HBO al mundo y en México Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo transmitirá a todo el país. 

El nacido en Tijuana, de apenas 21 años de edad, reemplazará a Liam “Beefy” Smith, ya que estaba programado para combatir ante Ali pero debido a complicaciones de salud a tan sólo tres semanas de la pelea abandonó el combate. 

El poco tiempo con el que se le avisó a Munguía Escobedo de esta oportunidad titular no será un problema para él, pues tenía programado pelear en la cartelera #GGGMartirosyan. 

“Llegaré en perfectas condiciones ya que iba a pelear el sábado en la función de Golovkin y traigo una gran  preparación. Estoy muy contento y motivado por esta oportunidad y con muchas ganas de regalarle otro campeonato a México”, comentó Munguía, quien hizo   a tope los 12 rounds con tres sparrings distintos. 

Para esta pelea Munguía se hizo de los servicios del experimentado entrenador Robert Alcazar, quien ha estado en la esquina de grandes peleadores como lo son Oscar De La Hoya, Jessie Vargas, Edwin Valero, entre otros. 

“Me he acoplado muy bien con Robert, he aprendido bastante, a mí siempre me ha gustado trabajar fuerte y el me exige mucho, estoy muy a gusto, contento y satisfecho con la preparación con la que llegaremos mi entrenador y yo”, aseguró el de Tijuana y agregó que en los siguientes días continuará con sus corridas, ejercicios de soltura y aparatos.

¨Cerramos fuerte, explosivos y con una excelente condición física en los siguientes días continuar con mis rutinas de corrida y de gimnasio, sin sparrings, lo del peso estamos en tiempo y forma sin preocupación alguna¨ señaló el joven retador.

 Esta será la segunda presentación de Munguía en los Estados Unidos, el pasado mes de diciembre debutó en ese país cuando derrotó por nocaut técnico a Paul Valenzuela Jr. en Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ali intentará defender con éxito por primera ocasión su cinturón después de arrebatárselo al puertorriqueño Miguel Cotto tras vencerlo por decisión unánime, también en diciembre en Nueva York. 

De ganar Jaime Munguía sería de los pocos peleadores mexicanos  que se coronaron muy jóvenes,

En un dato del Sr. Eduardo Lamazon informa que  hay un un selecto grupo de boxeadores mexicanos que conquistaron títulos antes de los 21 años de edad entre quienes se encuentran Raúl ¨Ratón¨ Macías, Pipino Cuevas, Jorge ¨Travieso¨ Arce,  Diego ¨Pelucho¨ Morales, Manuel ¨Mantecas¨ Medina,  Francisco ¨Chihuas¨ Rodríguez y Saúl ¨Canelo¨ Álvarez.

Salvador Sánchez tenía 21 años  cuando conquistó el cetro mundial Pluma WBC al derrotar a Danny ¨Coloradito¨ López.

¨Será grandioso unirme a este grupo de grandes boxeadores mexicanos que lograron la gloria tan jóvenes, el sábado alcanzó mi sueño sin duda¨ aseguró el tijuanense

Jaime Munguía y su equipo de trabajo viajarán este martes a la sede del combate vía Los Angeles, California




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1:00 p.m.                    PESAJE OFICIAL DE ALI VS. MUNGUÍA 

                                    Lugar: The Oneida Room, Turning Stone Resort Casino

                                    12:45 p.m. – Se Abren Las Puertas

                                    1:00 p.m. – Inicia El Pesaje

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5:30 p.m.                    SE ABREN LAS PUERTAS

Lugar: Turning Stone Event Center, Turning Stone Resort Casino

6:00 p.m.                    SE ABRE CUARTO DE PRENSA PARA OBTENER


Lugar: Tower Hotel Conference Center, Oak Room Turning Stone Resort Casino (R9 en mapa)


6:30 p.m.                    INICIA PRIMER COMBATE


9:00 p.m.                    CENTRO DE PRENSA CIERRA SUS PUERTAS

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