Luis to face ‘Loco’ Hernandez on FNF

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Rising junior welterweight Tony “Lighting” Luis, 15-0 (7 KO’s), will now face rugged veteran Jose “Loco” Hernandez January 25 on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. The quick-handed Canadian’s original foe Miguel Gonzalez withdrew, citing an illness and opening the door for Hernandez. With an extremely deceptive 13-6-1 record, …

Rakoczy takes on Velez Jan. 24

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HD Boxing will headline a female title fight on their next show, Thursday January 24th at the Coca-Cola Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The OKC Charity Fight Night is a black tie benefit show complete with dinner, cocktails, stogies, auctions and entertainment hosted by none other than ring legend Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini. Local boxing …

Arthur Wellby passes

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Longtime Winnipeg boxing fixture Arthur Wellby passed away Sunday morning at the age of 71 years old. He was a boxing referee and judge in Manitoba for twenty years. He refereed many of Canada’s best, including Donny Lalonde, Wayne Caplette and Danny Vandal to name a few. He also gainer, cut man, second and promoter …

Perez makes it in

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Colombia’s Darley Perez (28-0, 19 KOs) arrived in Canada yesterday for his upcoming showdown against Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) that will take place this Saturday, June 8. The battle for the interim WBA lightweight title will take place at the Belle Center in Montreal, Canada and will be televised on HBO. Upon arrival …