Former welterweight contender Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KO’s) defeated Manuel Perez (19-9-1, 4 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision in a fight that was much closer than the scores suggest on Friday night at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Continue reading
Holly Holm 139.2 lbs. Mary McGee 137 lbs.
WHAT: “Mayhem” Professional Boxing
IBA & WBF WOMEN’S LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS Continue reading
WOODBURY, NY (May 10, 2013) This afternoon the Official Weigh-In was held for Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing “ROCKIN FIGHTS 8 event set for Saturday, MAY 11 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Below are the results from the weigh-in:
Ten Rounds, Heavyweights
Vinny Maddalone, Queens, New York, 36-8-0 (27KO’s) 229LBS. Continue reading
Boxing is back in the spotlight in a big way. With the recent Floyd Mayweather fight in Vegas, boxing has become a topic in the mainstream news again. Carrying on that momentum though is another story. Tony Shultz is presenting a solution however. Continue reading
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s junior men are now taking center stage following an impressive performance by their female counterparts last week in Finland. Thirteen young athletes are representing Team USA in the Victory Day Tournament in Uman, Ukraine. Over 140 athletes are competing in the tournament, which will provide the United States’ athletes with valuable experience against unique styles and one of the strongest nations in Olympic-style boxing in Ukraine. Continue reading
Astana, Kazakhstan, 10 May 2013 – The home side came away with a 3-2 advantage on Day One of the 2013 World Series of Boxing (WSB) Team Finals. The Fight of the Night performance was almost certainly provided by Astana Arlans Kazakhstan’s young boxer Mihai Nistor who almost caused an upset, pushing 2012 Olympic Champion Oleksandr Usyk the distance in the final bout of the night. Continue reading
From WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:The IOC president, Mr. Jacques Rogge, has not answered my very respectful request to know if the IOC supports AIBA’s attempts to impose monopoly, restraint of trade, and violation of the sovereignty of the nations by the exclusive rules being imposed on the sport of boxing by AIBA. The response allegedly sent by the IOC on the 12th of April is false, and no letter of response has actually been received by the WBC. Continue reading
By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) – Jamie McDonnell never dreamt he would fight for a world title – because he is not even a boxing fan.
The Doncaster bantamweight can complete an impressive rise tomorrow when he faces unbeaten Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF belt in front of his own fans at the Keepmoat Stadium. Continue reading
Showtime Sports big time boss vice president Stephen Espinosa came out of the woodwork on Friday quash the rumors about the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero fight resulting in less than 1 million pay per view buys on Showtime from last Saturday night. Espinosa says the fight did no less than 1 million PPV buys, although he’s still not sure what the full tally is as of now, but it is more than 1 million. Continue reading
When World Boxing Federation Women’s World Light Welterweight Champion Holly Holm, 32-2-3 (9), makes her first defense of this particular championship on May 11 at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it will also be her last. Continue reading
Astana, Kazakhstan, 10 May 2013 – After 72 matches and 365 bouts, the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Team Finals will be concluded on this last day (Saturday 11th) of the two-day finals at the packed Saryarka Velodrome of Astana, Kazakhstan. The action begins at 20:00 local time (14:00 GMT). Continue reading
WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (18-0, 8 KOs) will defend his title against Crispulo Javier Andino from Argentina. The 24-year-old southpaw has been confirmed as Nielsen´s opponent for the Nordic Fight Night at NRGi Arena in Aarhus on June 15. Andino, whose record stands at 16 wins, five losses and 1 draw along with 7 KOs, is brimming with confidence ahead of his trip to Denmark. “Nielsen was knocked down by (my countryman Gaston) Vega (last year),” he said. “He will be knocked down again on June 15 but I will not give him the chance to recover.” Continue reading
Quotes From Today’s Lamont Peterson, Anthony Peterson & Undercard Fighters Washington, D.C. Media Workout
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9) – International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson held an open workout in Washington, D.C. in preparation for his May 18 fight against WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Lightweight contender and Lamont’s brother Anthony Peterson as well as Three-Time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren and lightweight prospects Robert Easter and Jamel Herring joined Lamont at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center as they finalize preparations for their non-televised undercard bouts. Continue reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (May 9, 2013) – The final press conference was held today at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque for Saturday night’s Fresquez Productions-presented “Mayhem” show there, featuring IBA and WBF light welterweight champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (32-2-3, 9 KOs) defending against former NABC World lightweight title-holder “Merciless” Mary McGee (20-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Continue reading
The MGM Grand boasts in excess of 6500 guestrooms. Its sprawling casino is an endless maze of over 2500 illuminated gaming machines. No less than 19 restaurants cater for the discerning appetites of its multi-national clientele. Considering such extravagant interiors it is by no coincidence that this past week the largest advertisement conceivable was draped over its glazed exterior bearing the proud caption: The Home of the Champion.
The pound for pound king put his own spin on the famous acronym when he coined the phrase ‘Mayweather Gets Money’, referring to his guaranteed 32 million dollar jackpot. The Grand Garden Arena has become the workplace of choice for the unbeaten champion with his last 7 contests all selling out the 16,800 capacity venue. Continue reading
Dierry Jean 139.6 lbs. vs. Cleotis Pendarvis 139.8 lbs.
John Thompson 153.8 lbs. vs. Giovany Rodriguez 155.8 lbs.
Ahmad Cheiko 150.4 lbs. vs. Shad Howard 148.2 lbs. Continue reading
MIAMI, Okla. (May 9, 2013) – The four confident boxers who will compete on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, May 10, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) participated in a press conference /weigh-in Thursday at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. Continue reading
The undercard has been announced for tomorrow’s (Friday, May 10) ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader (on SHOWTIME at 11 PM ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Continue reading
The IBF has granted formal sanction approval for the IBF Light Heavyweight Voluntary Eliminator fight for the #1 position between #4, Sergey Kovalev and #5, Cornelius White. The winner will become #1 but will not be the mandatory challenger. Karo Murat is the current mandatory challenger and has been ordered to fight Champion Bernard Hopkins. Once the Hopkins – Murat fight occurs, the winner of Kovalev – White will become the next mandatory challenger for the winner. Continue reading
On Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center and broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing will proudly present a night of world-class professional boxing featuring Miami, Florida, via Arroyo Naranjo, Cuba’s IBF #2-rated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KO) taking on Chiang Mai, Thailand’s IBF #5-rated Fahsai “Mountain Boy” Sakkreerin (39-3-1, 21 KO) in a 12-round IBF Super Featherweight Title Eliminator. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – MAY 9, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced former heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas will return to Canastota for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities, June 6-9th. Continue reading
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (May 9, 2013) – A minor shoulder injury suffered during training camp has forced Irish featherweight contender Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland to withdraw from his scheduled main event fight May 18 at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Final Round Promotions announced today that the entire “The Heat Is On” card has been cancelled. Continue reading
NEW YORK (May 9, 2013) – Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs) has officially arrived on the International boxing scene, after destroying challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-2, 19 KOs) en route to victory by seventh-round technical knockout in his first title defense, April 27 on Showtime Championship Boxing from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading
DALLAS (May 9, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA will make his first title defense, against former two-division world champion JUAN MANUEL “Juanma” LOPEZ, Saturday, June 15, at the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219). The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. This will be the first time HBO has televised a boxing event from the American Airlines Center.
Making their Dallas debut, Garcia and Lopez boast a combined record of 64-2 (56 KOs) — a winning percentage of 97% and a victory by knockout ratio of 87.5%. Continue reading
Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren has assembled an all-star line up for his blockbuster event at Wembley Arena on Saturday 15th June, live and exclusive on The Channel of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
Top of the bill sees an explosive Trans-Atlantic heavyweight showdown between Britain’s enigmatic Dereck Chisora and unbeaten American star Deontay Wilder in a ten-round international contest. Continue reading