TONY THOMPSON believes he is just days away from ruining all hopes of David Price and Tyson Fury meeting.
The American double world title challenger (36-3) meets British and Commonwealth champion Price (15-0) in a 12 round international heavyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday February 23.
Price v Fury is the biggest domestic clash right now, and purses bids were due to be held on Wednesday, but Tyson pulled out. Continue reading
VALLEY FORGE, PA (FEBRUARY 11, 2013)—On Saturday night, March 16th, Kings Boxing Promotions will stage a historic boxing event at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
In the main event, undefeated Lightweight Naim “The Dream” Nelson will take on Georgi Kevlishvilli. Continue reading
By Marc Livitz: Popular sentiment does not always equal undeniable proof.
Quite often, results can create an aura of their own, and through the course of time, the memories become distorted and the truth is stretched. History gives way to legends and sometimes on to myth. The three hundred defeated the one hundred thousand or so, Saint George killed the dragon, and William Wallace was eight feet in height. These and many more are unlikely episodes yet they are padded by time and tradition.
Boxing cannot as a sport and pastime allow itself to permit the shocking to trump the significant. Earlier this weekend, ESPN aired a replay of the noteworthy and now perhaps in the ranks of fireside chat happenings of December 8, 2012.
Did all time great Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez save fifty people from a burning building? Not exactly. He did what most of us hadn’t anticipated, which of course was to knock Manny Pacquiao across the next three dimensions.
The sixth round knockout cleared the argument in regard to the nonsensical pound for pound debate. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. clearly sat upon the throne, although many would argue that perhaps Marquez or Andre Ward held the rights upon which to take off the load. Boxing in 2012 had its fair share of upsets and horrific displays of ringside judging. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NEV (February 11, 2013) – Photo: Devin Lloyd, The Ventian Las Vegas — Two-time Olympic gold medalist ZOU SHIMING of Beijing joined Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, and assorted VIPs to celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve on Saturday night at The Venetian Las Vegas. Shiming and his dinner partners rang in the Year of the Snake at a traditional six-course Chinese New Year celebration banquet which featured braised abalone and bird’s nest soup. The celebration also included a dragon dance and popular entertainers from the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
Shiming, the only Chinese boxer to win Olympic gold, is in Las Vegas preparing for his professional debut under the guidance of trainers Roach and Miguel Diaz. Promoted by Arum’s Top Rank®, Shiming will make his pro debut, in a four-round flyweight bout, Saturday, April 6, at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel® in Macau. The card will also feature two world championship fights – WBA/WBO flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Villoria defending his titles against Juan Francisco Estrada and WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez defending his title against undefeated No. 2 contender Diego Magdaleno. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – FEBRUARY 11, 2013 – Despite frigid temperatures in the mid-teens and fresh snow compliments of the nor’easter that blanketed the Northeast, the sun was shining brightly as hundreds braved the elements to say goodbye to Canastota’s world boxing champion Carmen Basilio at a memorial mass held at St. Agatha’s Church in Canastota on Saturday, February 9th. Continue reading
Promoter Bobby Hitz, “The Godfather of Chicago Boxing”, as well as undefeated Chicago prospects Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz (7-0, 5 KOs) and Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (8-0, 5 KOs) will be appearing on ATG Radio at 10pm EST/9pm CT tonight
(http://www.blogtalkradio.com/all-timegreat). Continue reading
Brit Martin Murray’s challenge for the World Boxing Council (WBC) World Middleweight title against Argentine champion Sergio Martinez will be televised LIVE and exclusive on The Channel Of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
Unbeaten Murray heads to Buenos Aires on Saturday 27th April to face the world’s number one middleweight and top four pound-for-pound best at the 50,000 seat Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in one of the biggest challenges faced by a British fighter overseas in recent years. Continue reading
Broner vs. Rees, a 12-round fight for Broner’s WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, R & R Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City and Corona and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
ADRIEN BRONER CAMP NOTES Q&A
How many camps have you held in Colorado Springs?
All of my camps as a professional have been in Colorado Springs. It’s a good to get away from the stress of home [Cincinnati]. Continue reading
By Prince Dornu-Leiku – Discussions are apparently still ongoing to finalize the deal for the fight but Joey Hernandez alias Twinkle Fingers is already fired up for the match-up against WBO junior middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov in Russia on March 23.
IBO-USBO and WBC US champ, Hernandez is the top rated challenger sought to face 27 year old Baysangurov (28-1, 20KOs) in a headliner of special even at Sport Complex Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia after initial talks with Spaniard Ruben Varon (40-6, 18KOs) fell through.
EastSideBoxing.com is reliably informed that the deal is almost 80% through for Hernandez or a yet to be named other boxer to fight the Russian with the big decision set for Friday.
At stake will be Baysangurov’s WBO Light Middleweight belt which he won via a unanimous decision against Frenchman Michel Soro on May 12 last year. He successfully defended it courtesy another unanimous points decision over Czech Republic’s Lukas Konelcy last October. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, February 11 – Torreon, Mexico’s Roberto Ortiz begins his 2013 quest for a world championship on Saturday, February 16 when he faces Colombia’s Fidel Monterrosa for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Title in the 12-round main event at the Dome of the Municipal Palace in Tulum, Mexico. In the co-featured fight, another 12-round championship contest will be showcased, when Culiacan, Mexico’s Jorge Romero and Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. collide in a fight for Romero’s WBC Silver Latino Lightweight crown. Both fights will be televised on FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico. Continue reading
IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) continues to prepare for his first title defense and fight in 14 months as he takes on former WBO Light Welterweight Champion Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs). The 12-round main event takes place at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2013. The show titled “REDEMPTION” will broadcast live on ESPN 2′s Friday Night Fights starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m PT and is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Headbangers Promotions.
Lamont Peterson talks about his first title defense and fight in 14 months and dispels the notion of ring rust….
“To me it feels great to get back into the ring and defend my IBF title. The layoff did not hurt me because I’ve been in the gym training like I was going to fight for the past year,” said Peterson “I don’t believe in ring rust a fighter fights and that’s what I do. But one good thing with the time off is that I have been able to rest my body and work on fine tuning my skills. I’m ready to fight now.”
Lamont Peterson on training in Washington, D.C….
“For a lot of fighters having training camp at home can be a major distraction. But for me its the total opposite. I like training at home I know where everything is. I don’t have problems getting back and forth from the gym my routine is regular. I also have the help of family friends during the training camp if I need anything. But I’m also a very self disciplined individual, so at the end of the day, it really would not matter where I trained.” Continue reading
Former WBO Light Welterweight Champion Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs), is in deep preparation for his upcoming world title bout against current IBF champ, Lamont Peterson (35-1-1, 15 KOs). The 12-round main event takes place at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2013. The show titled “REDEMPTION” will broadcast live on ESPN 2′s Friday Night Fights starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m PT and is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Headbangers Promotions.
Holt is no stranger to big fights and he’s well prepared to give the fans their money’s worth when he steps in the ring on February 22nd. After an eleventh month layoff, Holt vows to come out victorious as he weighs in on his training camp.
Kendall Holt on training with Jesse Reid… Continue reading
New York, NY (2/11/13) – On Thursday, January 21, DiBella Entertainment returns to Roseland Ballroom in NYC for the latest edition of the popular New York-based Broadway Boxing series. As previously announced, WBC #10-rated junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12KO’s), red-hot lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (13-0, 11KO’s) and WBA #11-rated welterweight Charlie Ota (21-1-1, 15KO’s) will all be featured on the card in separate eight-round bouts. Continue reading
NEW YORK (February 11, 2013) Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has compiled a sensational undercard for this week’s ESPN Friday Night Fights event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut which is headlined by the return of East Coast fan favorite and world ranked contender Delvin Rodriguez in a ten round clash against undefeated Native American Indian, George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah of Lawton, Oklahoma. Continue reading
Atlantic City, NJ—Light-heavyweight Todd Unthank-May, of Philadelphia, PA, goes for his seventh win in seven pro fights when he boxes Hamid Abdul-Mateen, of Brooklyn, NY, in a scheduled six-round contest on Saturday evening, Feb. 23, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. Continue reading
Eighteen-year-old phenom, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (12-0, 8 KOs) was a welcomed late addition to the show. The College of Southern Maryland student warmed up the crowd by stopping former Golden Gloves National Champion Kelly Wright (4-11, 3 KOs) at 1:39 of the third round of a scheduled six round welterweight bout. Continue reading
By J.D: February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City will see Gavin ‘The Rock’ Rees (37-1-1 18 ko’s) lock horns with WBC Lightweight Champion Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (25-0-0 21 ko’s).
Rees has been given little chance by many of upsetting the odds, but as a former world champion at Light Welterweight and the current European and most recently crowned British Champion of the lightweight division has he perhaps been written off too soon as just another learning curve for the highly touted Broner? Continue reading
NEWARK, NJ (February 11, 2013)—This past Saturday at the Rodeway Inn in Allentown, PA, Kings Boxing Promotions staged a Pro-Am card that saw three members of the Elite Heat Boxing team score victories during the amateur portion of the show.
In the 112 Pound Division (ages 15-16), Shakur Stevenson scored a victory over Jacob Soto. Continue reading
SCOTT JENKINS will play a lead supporting role when his Hatton Promotions stablemate Adam Etches boxes for his first title this April, but he feels it won’t be long until he’s top of the bill in a championship fight of his own. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, CA (February11, 2013) Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was named today the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) Fighter of the Month for JANUARY 2013 following his devastating seventh round stoppage of Gabriel Rosado on JANUARY 19 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing.” Continue reading
Matthew Macklin has challenged Irish middleweight rival Andy Lee to put up or shut up following Lee’s claims over the weekend that Macklin would be one of his “easier” fights. (1 minute 48 seconds into the following interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-z6nHEhXP4)
Lee made the bizarre claim prior to a points win over Anthony Fitzgerald in Belfast having already called out Macklin in a recent radio interview where he said, “That’s definitely the fight I want so now I think it’s time for us to get it on. We’re fighters so why not fight each other. We’re both with the same promoter so there are no obstacles really.” Continue reading
St. Paul, MN- Boxing fans in Minnesota were treated to a return from local knockout artist Phil Williams(12-5-1), who made an emphatic statement with his demolition of Shujaa El Amin (12-4) of Las Vegas on Saturday night for the WBU super middleweight title. Continue reading
ALLENTOWN, PA (February 11, 2013)—This past Saturday night at the Rodeway Inn, Kings Boxing Promotions put on a terrific night of both amateur and Professional boxing that was highlighted by big wins by Keenan Collins, Aaron Kinch and John Thompson. Continue reading
By Jeff Sorby: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) is finally facing a quality fighter in WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KO’s) on April 13th in New York. Rigondeaux is expected to sign shortly, and the fight will then likely take place in New York at Madison Square Garden.
The southpaw Rigondeaux potentially has the talent to give Donaire a lot of problems due to his power, speed, counter punching ability and defensive skills. Donaire defeated Jorge Arce, Toshiaki Nishioka, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Jeffrey Mathebula in 2012. Some boxing experts thought Arce and Nishioka were going to be tough tests for Donaire, but they ended up being badly over-matched in losing by knockouts. Continue reading
By Bill Phanco: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) is set to fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. undercard on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 22-year-old Canelo doesn’t have an opponent as of yet, but could see him in against WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout. He’s the only fighter that has been consistently mentioned for Canelo, and it’s kind of a situation where if Canelo doesn’t face him he’ll take major heat from the boxing world. Continue reading