Top Rank Boxing Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 10-25-2016 07:21:10 60 De Leon vs. Dos Santos - Super Featherweights Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:00:00 -0500 Ramos vs. Vences - Lightweights Fri, 04 Nov 2016 23:00:00 -0500 Pacquiao vs. Vargas - WBO World Welterweight Championship

LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2016) -- NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and ÓSCAR VALDEZWorld Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight and featherweight world champions, respectively, top-rated contendersJESSIE MAGDALENO and ZOU SHIMING and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will host a press conference luncheonNext Tuesday!  September 27, at The Conga Room, located at LA Live (800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90015.)  Luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the press conference beginning at 1:15 p.m. PT.  All the participants and their teams will be available for one-on-one interviews. 

They will be announcing their championship battles which will be the co-main events to the MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO - JESSIE VARGAS WBO welterweight world title fight. 

Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), of a General Santos City, Philippines, a five-division world champion and the 2012 Fighter of the Year, will be defending his world title belt against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV, who has won eight of his last 10 fights by knockout.  Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs), a two-time Mexican Olympian who hails from Nogales, Mexico, will be making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs), from Osaka, Japan, and Zou (8-1, 2 KOs), a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion from from Guizhou, China, will battle  Prasitak Papoem (39-1-2, 24 KOs), from Buriram, Thailand, in a rematch between the two Top-Three world-rated contenders in a 12-round flyweight fight.  Papoem is riding  a two-year, 12-bout winning streak since his sole loss which was to Zou.  All of his victories during his current winning streak have come by way of knockout. 

The six gladiators have a combined record of 158-8-6 (104 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 92% with nearly 2/3 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Pacquiao vs. Vargas will take place Saturday, November 5, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.   The world championship event will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, and will be available on all conventional platforms, including all major cable and satellite systems, as well as Top Rank's digital distribution via and  mobile devices.       

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Wynn Las Vegas, remaining tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Vargas world championship event are priced at $1,000, $700, $500, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service fees.  They may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online at, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets.  To charge by phone call 702-739-FANS (3267) or 866-388-FANS (3267).   

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Sat, 05 Nov 2016 21:00:00 -0500
Lomachenko vs. Walters - WBO World Jr. Lightweight Championship

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 17, 2016) -- Tickets to the blockbuster fight between two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO and undefeated former world featherweight champion NICHOLAS "Axe Man" WALTERSwill go on sale This Wednesday!  Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.  Lomachenko and Walters will be battling for Lomachenko's World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title on Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT. 

Promoted by Top Rank®, tickets to the Lomachenko - Walters world championship event, priced at $200, $150, $100, $75, and $50 (general admission), will be available for purchase at or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and  Room / ticket packages will also available.

The greatest amateur boxer of his era and arguably of all time, two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs), of Odessa, became a two-division world champion just as he did with his first professional world title, he won world title No. 2 in a record least amount of fights -- SEVEN!   In his last fight, on June 11, he annihilated defending three-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez via a cringe-worthy knockout punch in the fifth round .  Lomachenko captured his first world title -- the vacant WBO featherweight title -- on June 21, 2014, winning a scintillating majority decision over the previously unbeaten Gary Russell Jr.  It was Lomachenko's third professional bout, tying him with Thailand's Saensak Muangsurin for fewest fights to win a world title.  Muangsurin won a junior welterweight title in 1975, also in his third professional fightLomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and a lightweight, respectively. 

Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs), from Montego Bay, Jamaica, has won 11 of his last 14 fights by stoppage.  He captured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title on December 12, 2012, knocking out Daulis Presscott (26-1, 19 KOs) in the seventh round.  He successfully defended the title three times during his three year reign -- all by knockout -- stopping Alberto Garza, former two-division world champion Vic Darchinyan and 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division world champion Nonito Donaire in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds, respectively

For fight updates go to, or, on Facebook at or, and on Twitter at, or Use the Hashtag #LomaWalters to join the conversation on Twitter. 

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:35:00 -0600
Ramirez vs. Bracero - WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title Fresno, California - USA Olympian, WBC Continental Americas champion and undefeated hometown champion Jose Ramirez will take on his toughest most rugged opponent Gabriel 'Tito' Bracero of Brooklyn, N.Y. to headline a Top Rank championship event at the Save Mart Center on Friday, December 2.

Ramirez, a jr welterweight champion, has a record of 18-0, 13 KOs. Bracero, who has never been stopped, is 24-3, 5 KOs.

"As Jose moves up the ladder to a world championship fight, his opponents will be getting better and the fights will be more difficult," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. "But Top Rank believes Jose Ramirez will win a world title and bring it home to the Central Valley. To do that, he first has to get past Gabriel Bracero."

"Jose has moved up and this bout will get him one step closer to a world title fight. Bracero is the gatekeeper, a tough Puerto Rico contender from Brooklyn who is no stranger to the bright lights of a big event or the big names of the sport. He has a great record, a Knock Out of the Year on NBC Sports and has never been stopped," said promoter/agent Rick Mirigian.

Bracero got the NBC Sports 2015 'Knockout out of the Year' in his brutal first-round stoppage of Danny O'Connor in Lowell, Massachusetts. Bracero has battled in big arenas before, taking on Paulie Malignaggi in a main event and earlier against gold medalist Felix Diaz at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The previous Top Rank event at the Save Mart Center headlined Jose Ramirez in December, 2015 and was a sellout of 13,100.

One of the most prestigious arenas in America, 'Venues Today,' a leading publication listed the Save Mart Center among its 'Top Stops' for venues in the 10,000 to 15,000 capacity category. The venue came in as the No. 1 ranked collegiate venue, the No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 12 based on concert grosses. Save Mart Center was one of seven SMG-managed arenas to rank in the Top 10 in this size category.

The Top Rank card will be televised nationally on Solo Boxeo Unimas.

Tickets $75, $45, $23 plus applicable fees for the December 2 event are on sale now.  VIP floor tables for 10 are $1,530. Tickets are available at select Save Mart Supermarkets, online at or charge by phone 800 745 3000 or at the Save Mart Center Box Office. For the Box Office hours go to

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