February 5, 2013 – Gary Shaw Productions has signed light heavyweight prospect Trent “The Terrible” Broadhurst, who resides in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Broadhurst, who stands 6’2 and comes from Angelo Di Carlo’s Ace Boxing team, possess a record of (9-1, 6 KOs). As a decorated amateur, the hard punching Broadhurst compiled an astonishing record of 112 wins with only 9 defeats.
“I want to thank Angelo Di Carlo of Ace Boxing Promotions for trusting me to lead his fighters,” said Gary Shaw. “Trent is a wonderful kid with fantastic boxing skills and he’ll be a great addition to our already deep roster. I look forward to promoting him here in the U.S. as well as his native land of Australia, with my partner Angelo Di Carlo.”
Like most professional prize fighters, Broahurst had a rough childhood as he was raised with four other siblings by a single father. When living with his dad got complicated at age 16, he moved in with his current coach Chris McCullen. The sport of boxing has been the outlet that was needed to save Broadhurst from a life filled with trouble. Continue reading
Lights Out Management, L.L.C. is proud to announce that our very own, Darnell “Deezol” Boone from Youngstown, OH. Will battle Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 ko’s) from Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for the NABA Super Middleweight Title on March 22, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This will be a rematch of an April, 2010 contest in which the “Deezol” took Stevenson’s undefeated record by devastating 2nd round knockout! Fighting virtually his entire career on short notice and at higher weight Classes, this is the moment Darnell has been waiting for! Continue reading
New York, NY / Monaco / Johannesburg (February 5, 2013) – European junior-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko’s march to a world title will continue when he defends his title for the second time against Adriano Nicchi of Italy in Monte Carlo on March 30.
Rabchenko, of Belarus, will fight on the undercard of the Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four event.
To date, Rabchenko has fought primarily in Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom, but a cosmopolitan Monte Carlo audience can see for themselves one of the world’s best emerging boxers.
“Rabchenko is probably the most gifted kid I’ve been involved with,” said renowned promoter and manager Philippe Fondu. “If properly managed and promoted, he’s got the potential to become a great and charismatic champion. He is indeed running short of possible worthy opponents in the UK and is delighted to be given the opportunity to showcase his talent against the reigning Italian champion in such a prestigious venue.” Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 05 February 2013 – The Salle Hocine-Chaalane in Blida will host the intriguing World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group A clash between local team Algeria Desert Hawks and Mexico Guerreros this Friday 8 February (19:00 local time) with the visitors assured of their place in the knockout stages with a win. The Hawks will be fighting for pride and with two-time Olympian Abdelkader Chadi, up-and-coming Ilyas Abbadi and hard-hitting Malian Aboulaye Diane in their ranks; they have high hopes of recording their first victory this season. Continue reading
Less than two weeks from meeting Delvin Rodriguez on February 15, 2013 in the main event on ESPNs Friday Night Fights, undefeated middleweight “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah is ready. “This is the fight I’ve dreamed of my whole career. It’s my chance to shine and show the world a real Native American warrior. I won’t be denied.”
Tahdooahnippah and Rodriguez are scheduled for 10 rounds at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville , Connecticut , Rodriguez’s home state. Being in “enemy territory” is no problem for Comanche Boy, who will be bringing a contingent of fans from Southwest Oklahoma . “I’m bringing a charter bus and vans full of Comanches. My dancer, rappers and drum group will all be in the house. Our Comanche Tribal Chairman, Wallace Coffey and some of our tribal council leaders will be attending. Comanches are coming in full effect.” Continue reading
Quickly becoming one of the more popular attractions throughout the New York City boxing scene, DiBella Entertainment’s (DBE) undefeated super bantamweight Heather “The Heat” Hardy (4-0) will be featured on NYC’s 24-hour news channel NY1 tomorrow.
NY1′s esteemed lead reporter Roger Clark will drop by Brooklyn’s famed Gleason’s gym, where Hardy trains full time, to speak with the undefeated prospect on her budding career as a professional female boxer. NY1 will broadcast two live segments featuring Hardy; the first airing at 7:15am ET followed by the second one hour later at 8:15am ET. Following those segments, NY1 will run a condensed two-minute piece that will air periodically throughout the rest of the day. Continue reading
DETROIT (February 4) – Due to a bicep injury suffered by Devon Alexander “The Great” during training, his championship defense against Kell Brook, scheduled as the main event of the February 23 SHOWTIME telecast, has been postponed. A new date for the bout is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly.
The February 23 event at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit will still take place as scheduled with the card now being headlined by the world title showdown between Detroit native and IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage and Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith.
This exciting evening of world championship boxing is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and MGM Grand Detroit. The SHOWTIME telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading
Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee (28W-2L, 20KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday evening against the durable Anthony Fitzgerald (13W-3L, 1 KO) at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena live on Sky Sports in the Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ boxing event.
This will be Lee’s first outing since he suffered a seventh-round stoppage loss when he bravely challenged Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC world middleweight title on June 16 in El Paso, Texas. Before the stoppage Lee was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards. Continue reading
By John G. Thompson — As reported on various websites including a statement released by Christy Spinks on Boxingscene.com, her husband, thirty-four year old Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-8, 11 KO’s) is retiring from the sport of boxing following his loss to Carlos “King” Molina (21-5-2, 6 KO’s) this past Friday night.
Molina dominated the IBF eliminator at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, pitching a shutout on one judge’s scorecard, and losing only one round according to the other two judges. Spinks was deducted a point in the ninth round for holding. Molina knocked him down in the eleventh, and Spinks was given a standing eight count in the twelfth after the ropes seemed to keep him from going down again. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NEV. — To quote Hall of Fame baseball superstar Ernie Banks, “Let’s play two.”
That’s exactly what undefeated former world champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS and top-rated contender “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO will do when they face each other in a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight. Rios-Alvarado II will take place, Saturday, March 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim junior welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
Team Sauerland will be blogging live from the Froch-Kessler 2 media tour as super-middleweight champions Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler face the press in London and Copenhagen prior to their blockbuster rematch on May 25. Starting on Monday morning (CET) on the newly-launched Sauerland Promotion webpage www.sauerlandpromotion.com, there will be live updates and behind-the-scenes coverage with quotes, pictures and videos.
Sauerland Promotion, the international offshoot of Team Sauerland, promotes the Nordic Fight Night, which is a revolutionary event series featuring the very best of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish boxing. “It´s a big week coming up for our Nordic operations,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. Continue reading
Exclusive interview by Dan Emicus with Quatavious Cash [6-0, 4 KOs]
When did you know that boxing was your calling?
I knew boxing was my calling when I was six years old. I was forced to fight everyday and I was good. So I always knew I was going to become a fighter, even though I didn’t get the opportunity until I was 14 or 15. That’s when I stopped everything and gave all my focus to boxing.
How did you fare in the amateurs?
I was too small for 165 and too big for 152, so I never reached my full potential as an amateur. Continue reading
Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus ?” edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will talk about the return of Floyd Mayweather Jr., which has been slated for May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and talk about possible opponents for the Money Man of boxing. The Pugilist KOrner’s dynamic duo will also discuss all of the latest boxing news and breakdown this weekend’s big action, including the long awaited return of Carlos Molina, Andre Direll, and Mickey Bey Jr. Continue reading
DESPITE being best known for his exploits in the ring, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton has further proven his ability to innovate out of it with the launch of the Hatton Academy.
Alongside running his promotional company, Ricky has made a successful move into training, coaching Sergey Rabchenko to European title glory. Continue reading
Juergen Braehmer is the new European Light Heavyweight Champion. After twelve exciting rounds, the 34-year-old won an unanimous decision over previous titlist Eduard Gutknecht in Berlin on Saturday night.
“It was a very tough fight against Eddy. I did manage to take advantage of most of my strengths, but it was difficult for me to keep focus for the whole duration of the fight,” said the prodigy of coach Karsten Roewer after the championship bout at the Max-Schmeling-Halle.
Right at the beginning, the former titleholder Gutknecht was keen to put his stamp onto the fight and went straight into attack mode. The 30-year-old caught Braehmer on the head, who seemed a bit overrun by this ferocious start. However, this was not going to be the only unwanted surprise for the man from northern Germany. Gutknecht tried everything he could which resulted in him not only showing an aggressive approach with his fists but also using some unclean methods by pushing his opponent to the ground. Continue reading
WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly has been given the prestigious role of leading out Wales’ football team ahead of their Vauxhall international friendly match against Austria this Wednesday (6th February) at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. Continue reading
Photos: PR BEST BOXING PROMOTIONS – Juan Manuel Lopez won by TKO at 1:04 of the ninth round when after send Aldimar Silva Santos to the canvas, the referee stopped the fight. Silva Santos was down by Lopez in the fifth and seventh round.
Jose Gonzalez won by TKO at :01 seconds of the seventh round after a bloody Alejandro Rodrigues can’t continue the fight.
Mcjoe Arroyo won by TKO at :01 of the fourth round when Felipe Rivas didn’t answer the bell.
Felix Verdejo won by TKO at :26 seconds of the third round when after a hard punch sent Jose Santiago to the floor, the referee stopped the bout. Santiago was down in the first round too. Continue reading
Former IBF world title challenger, Billy Lyell (25-11) outclassed journeyman Rahsaan Abdul Blackburn over 4 rounds Saturday night at the Boyd County Community Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Lyell was credited with a knockdown in round two and went on to win by scores of 40-35 on all judges’ scorecards. Lyell stated, “I wanted to get several rounds of work in order to stay sharp going into my showdown with Daniel Jacobs (24-1) on Showtime in Brooklyn, NY on April 27th.” Continue reading
Finally: Timothy Bradley Gets A Post-Pacquiao Opponent – Will Face Russian Slugger Ruslan Provodnikov In March
By James Slater - Though some fans were a little turned off by unbeaten pound-for-pounder Timothy Bradley after his hugely controversial points win over superstar Manny Pacquiao – most people referring to the June 2012 split decision as a blatant robbery – the subsequent time spent out of the ring by “Desert Storm” has been unfortunate. Some fans seem to feel Bradley, 29-0(12) should have raised his hands after June 9th last year, and admitted he didn’t really defeat Pac-Man, but of course he didn’t and who can be surprised by this (have you EVER known a winning fighter confess that he didn’t deserve the victory he was awarded)?
But despite the perceived lack of sportsmanship on the part of Bradley, he is too good a fighter to have been out of action for almost a year. The good news is Bradley has an opponent all sorted out; the not so great news is the guy the WBO welterweight champ will defend against on March 16th on HBO. After the “win” over Pacquiao, it was thought the Palm Springs man would get further mega-fights. Instead, Bradley will face crude (but hugely exciting) Russian light-welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov. The 29-year-old (the same age as Bradley) from Beryozovo will move up in weight and go after Bradley’s belt at The Home Depot Centre.
Lausanne, Switzerland, 04 February 2013 – The British Lionhearts have a chance to guarantee a place in the knockout stages of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) when they put their unbeaten home record on the line against Group B leaders Astana Arlans Kazakhstan this Thursday 7 February 2013 (20:00 local time) at the iconic York Hall in London. The home team will be looking to Welsh duo of Andrew Selby and Fred Evans as well as promising Heavyweight (+91kg) Joseph Joyce to make the difference on the night, with all three still unbeaten this season. Adding that touch of glamour, FIFA 1998 World Cup top-scorer Davor Suker and his entourage will be in attendance to lend support to the away team’s Croatian pair Hrvoje Sep and Filip Hrgovic. Continue reading
Danish promotional outfit Euro Event presented three professional fights Saturday night in connection with the traditional six-day cycling race at the Super Arena in Ballerup near Danish capital Copenhagen.
Middleweight Stephan Alms improved his record to 4-0 (2) when he stopped experienced Hungarian journeyman Antal Kubicsek (22-33-5, 6 KOs) in three rounds. Alms methodically broke his opponent down and ended matters with three knockdowns in the third.
Also at Middleweight, talented 19-year-old Abdul Khattab, now 4-0 (2), looked impressive in getting rid of Janos Varga (13-15-1, 11 KOs), also from Hungary, in the second round. Khattab, who regularly spars with WBA World Champion Mikkel Kessler, floored his foe with beautiful combinations, and after three visits to the canvas it was all over. Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 02 February 2013 – There was an unbelievable atmosphere at the packed Palamaggiò in Caserta as Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder battled the British Lionhearts in the World Series Boxing (WSB) Group B. Domenico Valentino, Vincenzo Mangiacapre and Clemente Russo were as predicted the stars of the show as they each recorded victories to give their team that all important win. Continue reading
By Michael Collins: Last Saturday night, super middleweight Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KO’s) showed boxing fans why he was so highly hyped in the past by beating an out of his class 2nd tier fighter Michael Gbenga (14-7, 14 KO’s) by an impressive 10 round unanimous decision at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas.
The 29-year-old Dirrell, who hadn’t seen action in well over a year, knocked down with a right uppercut to the head in the 9th round, and Dirrell also had Gbenga hurt in the 7th and 10th rounds from blistering right hands.
Gbenga showed good power as well, but he wasn’t able to land many of his shots due to Dirrell ducking or pulling his head away to avoid his power shots. He looked pretty frustrated with his inability to connect.
Dirrell’s hand speed was just as fast as it was when was competing in Showtime’s Super Six tournament in 2009-2010. Continue reading
By Jeff Sorby: EBU light heavyweight champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-2,9 KO’s) didn’t have the firepower to turn back 34-year-old former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (39-2, 30 KO’s), who beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision in a competitive fight tonight in a WBO light heavyweight title eliminator bout. Continue reading
By Michael Collins: Former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) figured he’d be an underdog in his fight against WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) on February 16th, but Rees only now is finding out how much of an underdog he is with some betting agencies. Rees is reportedly an underdog 16-1 to 80-1, and he thinks the bigger numbers are just way too high given his experience and talent.
Rees said to thesun.co.uk “I understand Broner being a firm favorite, but I can’t believe my ability is being treated with such contempt. To regard me as an 80-1 chance is simply absurd. Do they think I’m some wet behind the ears novice?…I’m going to pull off an upset.”
Are 80-1 odds too high for this fight? I really don’t have any problems with those kinds of odds, and even if it was 100-1, I think those are a lot more realistic than 16-1 odds or whatever odds that Rees feels should be for this fight. Rees is just so far out of his league in this fight that it’s just not even funny. Continue reading