Scott Harrison has announced he is ready to give Scottish boxing fans the “fight that Scotland wants to see” and has laid down the challenge to Ricky Burns.
Amid speculation that WBO lightweight champion Burns has parted company with promoter Frank Warren after the postponement of his unification bout with IBF belt-holder Miguel Vázquez, Harrison has offered to step in after the Mexican was struck down with a viral infection caused by food poisoning. Continue reading
NEW YORK (March 9, 2013) image courtesy of ESPN
— Last night Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing® kept their winning streak in major televised fights intact as junior welterweight Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor stopped former world title challenger Victor Cayo in the eighth round in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Held at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the win for Taylor was his second big knockout in 2013, having kicked off the year with a sixth round stoppage of Raymond Serrano on JANUARY 25.
“This was a terrific performance by Emanuel. He exhibited a quiet confidence before the fight and took care of business in the ring. Even when he was dropped in the fifth, he kept his poise and scored big in the sixth,” said DeGuardia. ‘It was a very solid fight for fans watching the broadcast and bodes very well for Taylor’s future as he is a TV fighter fans will want to watch.” Continue reading
By Jeff Sorby: Super middleweight contender George Groves (17-0, 13 KO’s) made easy work of Dario Balmaceda (11-7-2, 7 KO’s) in stopping him in the 3rd round in a two knockdown performance on Saturday night in the 24-year-old Groves’ first fight with Matchroom Sport at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. Grove put the lanky Balmaceda down with a short right hand to the body in the 2nd. Continue reading
By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Unbeaten Ghanaian prospect, Richard Commey continued his march towards world championship glory by stopping compatriot Bilal Mohammed in round 7 to claim the hitherto vacant IBF Africa Lightweight title in an exciting fight in Accra on Friday night.
Commey improved his burgeoning career to 15-0, 15 KOs whilst condemning veteran Bilal to 24-6, 20 KOs as he dominated an unyielding and defiant opponent in what was easily the UK-based Ghanaian’s biggest ever test to date.
But it was a test the young boxer passed with excellence, sending Bilal to the canvas in the 4th round before finishing him off in the 7th with some vicious jabs and combinations and uppercuts that were just too much for the veteran who only last year challenged for the Commonwealth Lightweight belt. Continue reading
Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden (19-0-0 9 KO’s) is a man of faith and desire, overlooked by international fans but praised by local admirers. He has forever dreamed of the opportunities bestowed upon him in his boxing career. Winning the IBO world title in 2011, and defending it two times since is a “blessing”. And he hopes to gain even more recognition, and perhaps opportunities as 2013 reaches full force. Continue reading
(Photo: Casino/Showtime) INDIO, Calif. (March 9, 2013) – Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (18-0, 9 KO’s), of Oxnard, Calif., remained undefeated with a one-sided 10-round decision victory over KeAndrae “Lightning” Leatherwood (17-3, 10 KO’s), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® from Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, Calif.
In the co-feature, promising Puerto Rican power-puncher Braulio “Unstoppable” Santos, of Carolina, P.R., improved to 10-0 with nine knockouts with a spectacular 56-second, first-round knockout of Kevin Hoskins (7-2, 5 KO’s), of Los Angeles.
Centeno, an up-and-coming junior middleweight going 10-rounds for the first time, was triumphant by the scores of 100-89, 100-90 and 99-91. There were no knockdowns. Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 09 March 2013 – In the last match of this 2012/2013 World Series of Boxing (WSB) Regular Season, last year’s finalists used their experience to surpass the Condors’ obstacle with style. But no matter this last-minute success, Argentina keeps fourth spot in Group A thanks to a lower number of walkovers. Continue reading
Photo: Wende — It was an eventful evening in Saarbruecken on Friday night, March 8, when DOG Eventboxing promoted a World Boxing Federation tripleheader at the Saarlandhalle. And plenty of good boxing for the enthusiastic crowd to cheer for, as local hero Juergen Doberstein passed his biggest test with flying colors.
Doberstein won the vacant WBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title by out-boxing tough and experienced Spaniard Blas Miguel Martinez over twelve rounds. The German put on one of his best performances, and was awarded a unanimous decision by scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. Continue reading
BROOKLYN, NY (MARCH 9, 2013)—TONIGHT at the Barclays Center,undefeated Brooklyn native, Jr.Middleweight Frank “Notorious” Galarza will appear on the undercard of the
IBF Light Heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud who will be defending his title against legendary Bernard Hopkins. Continue reading
(Photo: Casino/Showtime) By Marc Livitz:The backdrop was the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California tonight and Hugo “The Boss” Centeno, Jr. put on a show of the “left, left, right” variety throughout the entirety of the junior middleweight bout. The Oxnard, California fighter pressed and controlled the action this evening in his contest with KeAndrae “Lightning” Leatherwood of Atlanta.
From the opening bell, the still undefeated Centeno, Jr. (18(9)-0) used an effective left jab to maintain the distance between himself and the potentially dangerous Leatherwood (12(8)-2(1)-1). Although KeAndrae did what he could in the early rounds to patiently wait for the chance to land a conclusive right, this strategy was for all purposes abandoned as the fight progressed. He then spent much of the night holding and trying to get Centeno, Jr. to fight his style of contest. It didn’t work, as Hugo continued to remain active, do more and shake off the ever increasing amount of holding and occasional takedowns. Continue reading
IBF JR. LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT – 12 ROUNDS
ARGENIS MENDEZ – 129.2 LBS.
JUAN CARLOS SALGADO – 129.8 LBS.
WELTERWEIGHT BOUT – 8 ROUNDS Continue reading
By Bill Phanco: Light welterweight contender Victor Cayo (31-4, 22 KO’s) suffered a disappointing 8th round stoppage loss to Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KO’s) tonight at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cayo seemingly had the fight in the bag until getting put down with a series of solid right hands from the 22-year-old Taylor in the 8th. Taylor then hammered the hurt Cayo with several more shots after he got back up to his feet, and the fight was then halted by referee Benjy Esteves Jr. at 1:11 of the round.
Cayo fought reasonably well until getting hurt late in the 7th round, and then finished off in the 8th. Cayo knocked Taylor down in the 5th round with a sweeping right hook to the head. Cayo was effective when fighting out of the southpaw stance, but he only rarely used this stance despite the success he had in the fight when he was using it. Continue reading
Star Boxing’s Emanuel Taylor heads back to the bright lights faces Victor Cayo tonight on ESPN Friday Night Fights
NEW YORK (March 8, 2013) Coming off a sensational, nationally televised debut on JANUARY 25, hot junior welterweight prospect Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor makes his second start of 2013 challenging former world title challenger and world ranked Dominican Victor Cayo in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights tonight from Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading
LOWELL, Mass. (March 10, 2013) — Lowell boxers “Irish” Joey McCreedy and Mike Martin held an open workout yesterday at Forever Fitness in Chelmsford to promote Saturday night’s (March 16) “CFC Fight Night” professional boxing event, presented by Chicao Fight Nights Promotion, at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
McCreedy (13-6-2, 6 KOs) headlines the eight-fight card in the eight-round main event against Canadian-invader Michael “Flash” Walchuk (9-8, 2 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation US-Northeast light heavyweight title. Martin makes his pro debut in a four-round bout versus Josh Crespo (0-2). Continue reading
“HACIENDO HISTORIA” 12 Rounds Titulo Mundial Mini-Mosca Organizacion Mundial de Boxeo
Luis “El Chino” De La Rosa Vs. Merlito “El Tigre” Sabillo
Arboletes, Colombia Bacolod City, Filipinas
#2 OMB #3 OMB
21-1-1-12 KO’s 21-0-10 KO’s
104.8 103.8 Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, March 9 – FOX Deportes Classics to re-broadcast classic fights featuring Victor Ortiz and Daniel Ponce de Leon on Saturday, March 9.
On Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT one of 2011′s most exciting battles will be revisited, with former World Champion Victor Ortiz’s challenge of Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight World Title. Next up at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT, will be a look back at Two-Division World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon beginning his road to the WBC Featherweight World Title when he battled Omar Estrella in a clash from January of 2012.
On April 16, 2011 in Connecticut, welterweight warriors Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto went to battle for 12 rounds, with both fighters each hitting the deck twice before Ortiz emerged victorious via unanimous decision to take home the WBC Welterweight World Title in a fight that garnered Fight of the Year honors. Continue reading
Bernard Hopkins 174.4 – Tavoris Cloud 173.8
Keith Thurman 145.8 – Jan Zaveck 146.6
Michael Perez 136 – Lonnie Smith 135.25
Marcus Browne 175.6 – Josh Thorpe 175.25
Frank Galarza 153.2 – Guillermo Ibarra 153
Bernard Hopkins is fighting tomorrow, March 8, 2013, possibly for the last time, depending on the outcome of the fight. The Bernard Hopkins-Tavoris Cloud fight is a win-win situation for Bernard, because if he wins the fight, he sets a record for being the the oldest man to ever win a major world title in boxing and breaks the standing record, which he holds right now, and he continues to make money as a boxer and a promoter.
If he loses his fight tomorrow, he still gets respect and praise for taking on a young, undefeated champion who is in the prime of his life, and he can devote all of his time to being a boxing promoter, instead of splitting his time training for fights and maintaining his weight.
Bernard Hopkins could get another age-related injury tomorrow night and have to quit fighting for health reasons. He says his surgically-repaired shoulder is 100 percent healed now, but it wasn’t fully healed in his last fight – the Chad Dawson rematch. If Bernard Hopkins last fight is not tomorrow, but he decides to have one last fight after this one, what well-known opponent could he fight to maximize his last boxing purse? Continue reading
Responding to rampant speculation over who will appear in their historic August 16 boxing event at the Chicago White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field stadium, Chicago-based boxing promoter Dominic Pesoli and his partners, Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, say fans are going to have to wait. Continue reading
New York, NY (3/8/13) – When Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15KO’s) steps into the ring in the opening round of the upcoming coveted “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super 4″ Tournament in Monaco on March 30 against Olympian Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13KO’s), he will be looking to take a major step toward fulfilling his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. Rodriguez, the IBF #3, WBC #3, WBA #3, WBO #12 and Ring Magazine #10-rated super middleweight in the world, is considered by many to be the favorite in the tournament. Winning the tournament carries a 60% split of the $1,000,000 grand prize, as well as practically securing a world title shot for the Dominican-born Rodriguez. If you ask the always-colorful Rodriguez, though, the real champions in his family are his two six-year-old twins, Edwin Jr. and Serena.
The story of Edwin and his wife Stephanie’s family since the twins were born severely premature more than six years ago has been well-documented during Edwin’s climb up the professional ranks. Numerous articles have been written and television networks ESPN, Showtime and HBO have all commented on it during Edwin’s fights. But when Edwin and his family sat down with esteemed boxing writer Ron Borges for a piece the esteemed reporter was planning on doing for the upcoming April issue of The Ring Magazine, no one could have expected the outcome. What transcribed was a mammoth 10-page feature spread, one of the longest articles ever published in the historic magazine’s existence. Continue reading
San Antonio native Joseph Rios will be the rival for unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez on March 23 in the show Solo Boxeo Tecate to be broadcast on UniMas at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank. Continue reading
By Jack Scales: Age and time eventually catching up with us are two inevitabilities we are faced with in this life. However, one man who has continued to evade this fact, is none other than Philadelphia’s treasured son, Bernard ‘The Executioner’ Hopkins. For years, critics, fighters and trainers alike, have predicted his fall from the upper echelons of the sport, but as every boxing fan knows he has constantly proven his doubters wrong, whilst simultaneously defying common trends in human biology.
Throughout his 40s, he has systematically broken down a vast number of much younger fighters who were touted to finally put an end to his illustrious career. Despite the best efforts of these young pretenders, at 48, B-Hop remains a major force in the Light Heavyweight division, and on Saturday night he will again challenge for a world title. This time, it will be against the IBF belt holder, Tavoris Cloud. Judging on Bernard’s performance against Chad Dawson, perhaps father time is finally catching up on the slick veteran, but as history has shown us, his opponents should count him out at their own peril. Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 08 March 2013 –
Wrapping up the regular season, Russia host Argentina Condors in World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group A clash this Saturday 9 March (16:00 local time) at the Konti Sport Recreation Center in St Petersburg. Looking to sign off in style, the Russians will be lining-up rangy Maxim Dadashev, European Champion Maxim Koptyakov, enterprising Aleksander Khotyantsev and hard-hitting Maxim Babanin to make the difference. Continue reading
Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2013)—With just over a week to go, Ruslan Provodnikov is winding down the best training camp of his life, as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on March 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
The fight will be shown live on HBO Championship Boxing at 10:15 pm EST/PST
Under the watchful eyes of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Provodnikov, who is ranked number three in the world at Welterweight has trained very hard and is ready for not only his move up in weight, but to be crowned the new WBO world champion.
Below are quotes from Provodnikov and his team as training camp winds down at the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
Quotes from team Provodnikov: Continue reading
Kavanagh, Breazeale & Washington to take part in undercard action at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 8
LOS ANGELES, March 8 – The intriguing March 8 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. featuring the junior middleweight showdown between unbeaten Hugo Centeno Jr. (17-0, 9 KO’s) and KeAndrae Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KO’s) and the junior lightweight match pitting Puerto Rican power puncher Braulio Santos (9-0, 8 KO’s) against Los Angeles’ Kevin Hoskins (7-1, 5 KO’s) will be preceded by a full slate of undercard action that features rising stars including undefeated lightweight prospect Jamie Kavanagh, 2012 United States Olympian Dominic Breazeale and local heavyweight favorite Gerald Washington. Continue reading