Rancho Cucamonga, CA (April 25) – Earlier today WBC #2 World Contender Bermane Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) showcased his boxing skills for media.
In only two days from now, on April 27, Stiverne will go toe-to-toe with Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) in a 12-round WBC World Championship Heavyweight Elimination bout with the winner guaranteed to fight for the World Championship in his next bout.
Doors open at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 2:30 p.m for this special HBO “Boxing Before Dark” event. The first bout starts at 3:00 p.m. with the scheduled 12-round bout between Arreola-Stiverne to begin at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading
Dennis Hobson has pulled out all the stops to make history; with the Sheffield promoter securing home advantage for Jamie McDonnell as he attempts to become Doncaster’s first ever world champion.
Jamie, 27, will clash with big-punching Mexican, Julio Ceja, on May 11 at the Keepmoat Stadium, with the winner picking up the vacant IBF world bantamweight crown. Continue reading
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (April 25, 2013) – The final press conference for what will be an intense and emotional confrontation between unbeaten Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and former Two-Division World Champion Zab Judah took place Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the site of their 140-pound title fight this Saturday, April 27 which will be televised live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Both Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s), the defending WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Champion from Philadelphia, and the local favorite, Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s), of Brooklyn, participated in the jam-packed media event. They spoke, answered questions and posed for photos, but not at the same time. Continue reading
CINCINNATI (April 25, 2013) – For many years, on his way to becoming a world champion boxer, Adrien Broner trained and sparred inside an aged ring tucked into the small boxing gym of the Mount Auburn Recreation Center. Now, after securing two world titles and becoming one of the foremost figures in the sport, the native Cincinnatian has decided to give back to the gym where he built his professional career by donating a brand new ring. Continue reading
BROOKLYN (April 25, 2013) – Since the beginning of their professional careers, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi and Adrien “The Problem” Broner, two of the biggest talkers in all of boxing, have never been afraid to speak up. Now, the time has come to put up or shut up as Malignaggi will defend his WBA Welterweight World Championship against undefeated Two-Division World Champion Broner on Saturday, June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event. Plus, the heavyweight rematch the world has been waiting for is set as Johnathon Banks will look to repeat his 2012 upset win over Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell in the co-feature for Banks’ NABO and WBC International Heavyweight titles.
Malignaggi vs. Broner, a 12-round fight for Malignaggi’s WBA Welterweight World Championship is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T with Banks vs. Mitchell being presented in association with K2 Promotions. The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® is available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading
On Wednesday, just a few days ahead of her long awaited professional debut, Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston received the news that her opponent, Aleksandra Jasjukevica, has pulled out of their fight this coming Saturday. Continue reading
Lou DiBella: Thanks, everybody for joining us tonight. I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to be here in Buenos Aires and to see the excitement around Sergio Martinez. When my cab arrived from the airport this morning to the hotel, I saw three buses with Sergio on them, four trucks and about six billboards. He truly is a huge star right now in his homeland and we’re excited to bring this home coming to you on Saturday night.
The event will take place at a Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield. I’d like to thank everybody who works at Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield for their help. Our sponsors Aerolineas Argentina and YPF I’d like to thank them. I’d also like to thank the Secretary of Sports for Argentina and the Argentina Boxing Federation, as well as (Carlos Rodriguez) and everyone from the WBC. Continue reading
WHAT: Hilia Fights
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2013 – 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
WHO: (All fights feature three 5-minute rounds) Continue reading
Tomorrow night the flame ignites at Thompson Boxing Promotions Locked N’ Loaded fight night that takes place at Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.
The main event attraction features welterweights East Los Angeles’ Aron “El Asesino” Martinez (18-2-1, 4 KOs) versus Riverside’s Alberto “El Principe” Herrera (8-8-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round rematch that is expected to be a war.
Co-main Puerto Rican pugilist Ken Alvarez (3-0, 3 KO’s) takes on Los Angeles based Joaquin Chavez (3-5-2, 2 KO’s) in a four round junior welterweight bout. Continue reading
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero joins Jim Rome today as a guest on his weekday television show, ROME, which airs at 6:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network. Continue reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (April 25 2013) – Former NABC World lightweight title-holder “Merciless” Mary McGee (20-1, 11 KOs) is going to Albuquerque with nothing but respect for her opponent, 14-time, three-division world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (32-2-3, 9 KOs). She’s also heading there to spoil the soon-to-be-retired Holm’s final appearance in a boxing ring, on Saturday night, May 11, at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque.
Holm recently announced that she will retire from boxing after this fight to pursue her mixed-martial-arts career. McGee will challenge Holm for her International Boxing Association (IBA) and World Boxing Federation (WBF) junior welterweight titles in the 10-round main event on the “Mayhem” card, presented by Fresquez Productions.
Fighting out of Gary, Indiana, McGee earned her title shot against Holm by stopping Victoria Cisneros (TKO4) in her last fight (December 7), on a card headlined by Holm vs.Diana Prazak. The rugged Cisneros had been the full distance against the likes of, among the more notables, Holm (twice), Cecelia Braekhus, Layla McCarter, Chevelle Hallback and Melissa Hernandez. Continue reading
April 25, 2013 – Gary Shaw Productions undefeated Puerto Rican middleweight Geovanny Rodriguez (8-0, 5 KOs) will be competing May 10th in the co-feature of ShoBox: The New Generation against John Thompson (11-0, 4 KOs) in a scheduled 8 rounder at a max weight of 156 lbs. Continue reading
Current IBU heavyweight champion and future hall of famer James Toney (74-7-3, 45 KOs) and his father, trainer and manager John Arthur took time out to exclusively speak to ESB today ahead of Toney’s heavyweight showdown with unbeaten Australian Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (15-0, 14 KOs) in Melbourne, Australia this Sunday.
Toney and Arthur discussed all subjects, including his time in Melbourne and fight preparation, recent ring inactivity, managing of weight, time in the UFC and future plans.
Arthur explains the bout with Browne came after the proposed bout with Tomasz Adamek fell through, that was scheduled for last September. “We were supposed to fight Adamek in September” where after that “I started to reach out to everybody and it seemed like every door that got called in the United States was closed. I reached out to some people and they put me in touch with some promoters in Australia and they said they wanted to make this happen and this is where we have ended up at… This kid (Browne) has wanted to fight James and James has never ducked and dodged anybody his whole career so I said let’s take it.” Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 25, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary bantamweight and featherweight champion Ruben “El Puas” Olivares will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 6-9th. Continue reading
Khan, a former Unified Light-Welterweight World Champion, makes his long awaited return to a British ring against Former World Champion Diaz in a 12-round 143lbs catch-weight fight, with 2000 Olympic Champion Audley Harrison facing unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder; the professional debuts of 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist Anthony Ogogo and Khan’s younger brother Haroon; plus former Unified World Lightweight Champion Nate Campbell, all live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). To subscribe visit www.boxnation.com
British boxing superstar Amir Khan, his opponent Julio Diaz plus the undercard fighters featuring on their show this Saturday will come together for a head-to-head press conference live on www.boxnation.com from 12.30pm today. All fighters will come face-to-face and meet with the media to discuss their fights this Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. Continue reading
WBC Middleweight World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Velez Sarsfield Continue reading
As the countdown to Saturday’s eagerly anticipated doubleheader on SHOWTIME continues, undefeated Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, unbeaten WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and world-rated 160-pound contender Fernando Guerrero participated in a media workout Wednesday at the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
In Saturday’s main event on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn,Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s), of Philadelphia, will defend his WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine titles against former Two-Division World Champion and hometown favorite Zab “Super” Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s), of Brooklyn. Quillin (28-0, 20 KO’s), of Manhattan, will make his first title defense when he faces the hard-hitting Guerrero (25-1, 19 KO’s), of Salisbury, Md., in the co-feature. Continue reading
On June 7, Mark Evans gets to do what many fighters dream of when they first lace on a pair of gloves – fight to become the champion of his country. At the Blackpool Winter Gardens, Evans will take on Chuck Jones for the Welsh super-featherweight title, and the 31-year-old couldn’t be more delighted. Continue reading
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (April 23, 2013) – Former Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah worked out for the media on Tuesday in preparation for his fight against Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia this Saturday, April 27, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Joining Judah at Judah Brothers Boxing Gym in Brooklyn on Thursday were top middleweight contender Danny Jacobs (24-1, 21 KOs), of Brooklyn and 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (3-0, 3 KOs), of Staten Island, both of whom will be featured in non-televised undercard bouts.
One of New York’s most accomplished boxers of all time, Brooklyn’s Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) has faced some of the biggest names in boxing including Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Cory Spinks. The southpaw will look to dethrone the defending champ with his signature blazing speed and one-punch knockout power in his hometown of Brooklyn. Continue reading
On Wednesday, May 15th, DiBella Entertainment returns to BB King Blues Club in NYC for the latest edition of its Broadway Boxing series with an exciting nine-bout card featuring a number of DBE’s top up-and-coming prospects. Continue reading
Ontario, CA (April 24) – Earlier today WBC #1 World Contender Chris Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) and WBC #2 world contender Bermane Stiverne met for their final press conference.
This Saturday, April 27, Arreola will challenge the heavy-hitting WBC #2 World Contender Bermane “B.Ware” Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) in a 12-round WBC World Championship Heavyweight Elimination bout with the winner guaranteed to fight for the World Championship in his next bout.
Here’s what they had to say:
Bermane Stiverne: “A few days away from the fight. I don’t really have much to say except if anyone cut me with a knife to see what’s inside of me they would see that I’m not here to knock Chris out. I am here to chop his head off. That’s what we do where I came from. You don’t break my will. I can’t wait for Saturday night. This is serious. Before you beat me or knock me out you will have to kill me. Your people can talk for you but they can’t fight for you”. Continue reading
GARY BUCKLAND says he’s not bothered about boxing Fernando David Saucedo in his backyard as he’s already fought most of his career away from home. Buckland, 26, faces the Argentinian for the vacant WBC International Silver super-featherweight crown on the undercard of Martin Murray’s huge world title clash with Sergio Martinez. Continue reading
Filipino boxer, Ronald Pontillas has arrived in the Ghana capital ahead of Friday night’s boxing cracker at the Accra Sports Stadium vowing to stop local favourite, Emmanuel Tagoe in their clash for the WBA International and WBO Africa Junior Lightweight titles in the headliner of BabyJet Promotions’ second ever bill.
And the 23 year old Pontillas who will face an opponent from Africa for the first time ever, has been buoyed by the huge patronage he has received on arrival from the Filipino community in Ghana who were at the Kotoko International Airport to welcome him and have pledged to be at the national stadium in their numbers to cheer the boxer unto victory. Continue reading
On Saturday April 27 at the legendary York Hall in London, England, Chris Goodwin will face Oisin Fagan for the vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Lightweight title on a show billed as “Thunder & Lightning” by promoters Mark McCormick / Fight Options & Dave Murphy. Continue reading
After a two year sabbatical from the sport Dublin’s Oisin ‘Gael Force’ Fagan returns to active duty this coming Saturday, at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, England, where he and Chester’s Chris Goodwin will battle it out for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Inter-Continental Lightweight Title.
Fagan, who during his career has been in with some of the top stars of the sport, including Amir Khan and Paul Spadafora, has surprised many pundits with his decision to mark his return to the fray, with a championship bout against a young and highly rated prospect such as Goodwin.
Speaking from his home in Dublin a seriously determined sounding Fagan said.“I’m just pleased that the fight is finally going ahead, even though I’ve had only four or five days to prepare.
They may think that this coming together so quickly may catch me on the hop, but it wont, I train every day, I don’t take any time off between fights, so if they’re relying on that they’ve better think again. Continue reading