Walsall boxer, Martin Gethin, prepared for his forthcoming IBF Final Eliminator at Walsall Town Hall by meeting the Mayor of Walsall and uncovering the history behind the building where the crucial bout will take place.
The British Lightweight Champion faces Ammeth Diaz in final showdown on Friday, 31st May with the winner earning the right to face current IBF Lightweight Champion, Miguel Vazquez. Continue reading
Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions believes that WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will choose to fight De La Hoya’s fighter WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September on the Mexican Independence holiday, and he feels that Canelo has a great chance of winning the fight.
De La Hoya said this as quoted by holylosangeles.com “I know Mayweather wants the fight, and he’ll take the fight. Many say that Mayweather is not the same fighter, but we saw that he still is against [Robert] Guerrero, but Canelo is not Guerrero. Nobody is invincible. No fighter retires undefeated…even the best in the world has to lose.” Continue reading
World Boxing Federation World Heavyweight Champion Michael Grant is ready to make his first title-defence in the hometown of tough challenger Carlos Takam on Friday May 24.
The pair will clash at the Gymnase du Clos de l’Arche in Noisy-le-Grand, France, on a show promoted by accomplished and respected promoter Joseph Germain. Continue reading
Unbeaten George Groves sparred with both IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and WBA champion Mikkel Kessler, and he feels knows who’s going to be the clear winner on Saturday night based on his sparring sessions. He won’t say who it’ll be though, but you can guess that Kessler will be the guy that comes out on top in this one.
Groves said to the telegraph.co.uk “I’ve sparred with both. I spared with Carl before his first fight with Kessler in 2010. I suppose I’ve had a better look at both of them than most have, and for me there’s a clear winner, but I can’t really share. It wouldn’t be fair to the lads.” Continue reading
Back in May 2012 Colin Lynes lost his British Welterweight crown to Junior Witter, in an extremely close fought battle at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield. At the time many expected Colin to call time on his illustrious career, that see him win many accolades, including both the IBO Intercontinental and World Light Welterweight titles as well as both the British and European Light Welter crowns and more recently the British Welterweight title. Continue reading
“The Pugilist KOrner”: Delvin Rodriguez, Zahir Raheem, Trainer Henry Ramirez, Miguel Flores, Lionell Thompson, and Eddie Paredes
The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present current Light Middleweight Contender Delvin Rodriguez, former WBC Lightweight Champion Zahir Raheem, Expert Trainer Henry Ramirez, Featherweight Prospect Miguel Flores, Light Heavyweight Prospect Lionell Thompson, and Welterweight prospect Eddie Paredes on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
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Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be Light Middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (27-6-3, 15 KOs). The hard punching fighter will discuss his May 24th bout with Freddy Hernandez, which is slated to be aired on ESN’s Friday Night Fights. Continue reading
VALLEY FORGE, PA (MAY 21, 2013)—On Saturday night June 15th, Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Boxing Promotions will present a great night of boxing at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort that will be headlined by an intriguing rematch featuring local favorite Harry Joe Yorgey and Julius Kennedy in Jr. Middleweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Continue reading
WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) doesn’t mind being called the new Manny Pacquiao, but he much rather get a fight against the aging Filipino fighter before he retires or ends up getting knocked out again. Matthysse knocked out Lamont Peterson in the 3rd round last Saturday night, and at the post-fight press conference, Matthysse’s promoter Richard Schaefer called him the new Pacquiao.
This was Matthysse’s 6th straight knockout and he’s looking really powerful right now and similar to how Pacquiao looked in his prime.
Matthysse said “I didn’t imagine I would knock him [Peterson] out so fast. I was expecting a tougher fight. I’m happy to be compared to Manny Pacquiao, but what I want to do is fight him.” Continue reading
Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2013)- On a thrilling evening of boxing, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (15-0, 9 KO) kept his perfect record intact Saturday night with a titillating fifth round stoppage of welterweight gatekeeper Eddie Soto as a part of All-In Entertainment’s “Champion Class” boxing event, which featured up and coming blue chip prospects and future World Champions. Continue reading
Boxing fans should already be aware that on Saturday the 25th of May, Nottinghamshire warrior, Carl Froch, will be fighting in his long awaited rematch with Mikkel Kessler at the 02 Arena. The first bout was a captivating toe to toe war and it is believed that this Super Middleweight contest will also be a battle for the ages.
In the build up to the fight there have been no real hiccups. This is a far cry from the volcanic ash cloud fiasco, one that Froch rather dubiously blamed for his loss in their 2010 match-up. However, there has still been some room for dissatisfaction in the Froch camp. He is allegedly enraged by George Groves’s and Nathan Cleverly’s decision to assist Kessler in sparring. As a result, has labelled the duo “bitter and jealous” in a cutting tirade of abuse. Continue reading
By José Sulaimán: I have been through some time of reflexion. Our lives today are so different than in my years of youth. It is not easy to adapt. I traveled to Cancún for the WBC convention absolutely convinced to step down from the presidency of the WBC after such a long 37-year period – a lifetime. I was not allowed. It made me pause for a mental attitude renewal and my great gratitude and love for all those that trust me. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Team Guerrero) May 20, 2013 – This past Saturday C.A.R.A.S and the Community of Gilroy honored Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero with a fan festival fundraiser. The Ghost was presented with a “Key to the City” by Gilory Mayor Don Gage along with proclamations from State Assembly Member Luis Alejo and County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.
Robert signed autographs throughout the day. Childhood friend World Champion Nonito Donaire joined him for a few hours. The fans were extremely happy and the event was a tremendous success.
The Shoe Palace donated T-shirts to help raise money for the Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Farmers Insurance, Pacific Coast Bail Bonds, Silicon Valley Hard Wood Floors and other various vendors and sponsors also donated to the cause. Continue reading
Tacoma, WA (May 20th, 2013) – Superstar King Raheem is once again headed to Tacoma, WA to fight in the main event for Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 92 at the Emerald Queen Casino. In March, after a two year layoff from boxing, Raheem (32-3-0, 19 KO’s) dominated Santos Pakau (28-8-2, 11 KO’s) in the official comeback to the sport he loves. Continue reading
Former WBA super middleweight champion Brian Magee is picking the current WBA 168 lb. champion Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KO’s) to beat IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) this Saturday night in their pay per view fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
Magee has fought both guys in the past, and he feels that Kessler is the far better fighter of the two.
Magee said to Sky Sports News “I think Kessler’s going to outbox him…he knows how to beat him, he has beaten him before and this time he is going to beat him better.” Continue reading
HATTON PROMOTIONS’ unbeaten heavyweight prospects Richard Towers and Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne will face each other Down Under this summer.
The exciting 12 round battle will take place on a show promoted in association with Barry Michael Sports at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Australia on Thursday July 25. Continue reading
After careful thought and consideration with my family and team, I have decided to relinquish my WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Title. As has been recently reported, the WBC elected to strip me of my world title belt, making the upcoming bout between Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant Super Middleweight Title. After consultation with my manager James Prince and attorney Josh Dubin, it is my belief that the WBC did not have the right to strip me of my World Title and name me Champion Emeritus.
We voiced our position to the WBC, and after several discussions, have agreed to disagree with their interpretation of the facts and rules. In our opinion, we feel strongly that I did not violate the rules in any manner whatsoever. Continue reading
(Bolton, May 20) – Haroon Khan (2-0, 1 KO) can’t wait for his next challenge after producing an emphatic performance in his US debut as he spectacularly blitzed his way past Vicente Medellin (0-6) in just 57 seconds.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist showed off his impressive skill set as he overwhelmed his American opponent from the outset at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Continue reading
Lucas Martin Mattysse was matched against Lamont “Havoc” Peterson Saturday night at the Broadwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Business Journal explains to its white collared readers, it’s necessary to find answers to 12 elaborate questions in order to successfully deal with “havoc” The dictionary tells us havoc is a “….. wide and general destructive” force. But, Lucas Martin Mattysse an easier remedy. He chose to create synonyms like confusion, ……………. disarrangement, disarray,……….. disshevelment, …..and disorder …..” all of which were dealt out with his left and right punches. Kayo artists like Mattysse are really fun to watch.
The fantastical results that occur when their gloves make contact is incredible. Heavy handed is often used to describe the kind of unimaginable real havoc they can wreak. Because of that Poor Lamont never had a chance to gather any kind of storm clouds of his own. Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2013) – Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great matchmaker Johnny Bos tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 21 starting at 7:00 p.m. ET) at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York. Continue reading
Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) has ignored American heavyweight contender Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder’s attempts to get him in the ring despite it being a fight that would help Fury in a huge way if he won. However, Fury now is saying that he’ll agree to fight Deontay if he beats Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (29-3-1, 15 KO’s), a guy that Fury easily beat by a 12 round unanimous decision last December.
Fury said on his social media site: “At Bronzebomber [Deontay Wilder], if you can beat Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson, I’ll definitely give you your fight with me!!!! What do you say? I know Kevin will fight.”
I don’t think for a second that Fury, #5 WBO, #6 WBC, #8 IBF, would hold up his end of the bargain if Deontay did take the fight with Johnson and knock him out. Without it being written in a contract, Fury could then just ignore Wilder like before and continue to fight other guys. Continue reading
I’m sure that anyone that watched Prizefighter – International Heavyweights – back in June 2012, will remember 25 year old Tom Little from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, not because he won or anything like that, but for the surprising way he exited the competition in the quarter-final against Tom Dallas. Continue reading
May 17, 2013 – Houston’s undefeated featherweight sensation, Miguel “El Michoacano” Flores (11-0, 6 KOs) has signed with world renowned managers, Luis DeCubas Jr. and Bob Santos, who plan to have the 20-year old phenom fighting in the very near future. The duo has signed Flores with promotional powerhouse Golden Boy Promotions, who will promote Miguel’s bouts moving forward. Continue reading
WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is really hoping that WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia will step up to the plate on September 7th and agree to fight him. However, Matthysse is concerned that Garcia might not agree to the fight because he looked worried last Saturday night after Matthysse dispatched Lamont Peterson in three rounds at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
If Garcia decides it’s too dangerous a fight for him then Matthysse says he’s open to moving up in weight to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if either of them are interested in the fight. Continue reading
Tom Stokes makes his professional debut at Walsall Town Hall later this month. The West Bromwich Welterweight takes on experienced Bheki Moyo on the undercard of Martin Gethin’s IBF Final Eliminator with Ammeth Diaz at Walsall Town Hall on Friday, 31st May.
“I’m training hard at the moment,” Stokes told www.uko-boxing.com. “I’m a little nervous but that’s to be expected. Continue reading
Ryan Farrag is hoping to avenge his only defeat against new British bantamweight champion Lee Haskins in the near future, but first has to win at the Liverpool Olympia on May 24.
A stack of Merseyside talent – including future superstar James ‘Jazza’ Dickens – will be in action on the VIP Promotions show and, on the night, Ryan faces a tough test in Najah Ali. Continue reading