CABAZON, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2013) – The boxers who will fight on a terrific doubleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, Feb. 22, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) made weight on their first attempts Thursday at Morongo Casino Resort.
Main eventers Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan (15-0-2, 8 KOs), of Glendale, Calif., and Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (16-3-1, 11 KOs), of Salinas, Calif., each tipped the scale at 130 pounds.
In an eight-round collision of unbeatens in the co-feature that opens the telecast, Tureano “Reno” Johnson (13-0, 10 KOs), who represented the Bahamas in the 2008 Olympic Games, faces Willie Fortune (15-0, 7 KOs), of Detroit, Mich., in a middleweight match. Johnson weighed 159 pounds, Fortune 157. Continue reading
LOWELL, Mass. (February 22, 2013) — Recent world title challenger Osumanu Adama (20-3, 15 KOs) has been added to the March 16th “CFC Fight Night” card in the 10-round co-feature against Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (30-14, 16 KOs), winner of The Contender II television reality series, for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) middleweight title. Continue reading
Ontario, CA (February 21) – Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing — Tomorrow night Thompson Boxing Promotions returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario for their first fight card of 2013.
Newly signed super bantamweight Christopher “Marvelous” Martin (25-2-3, 8 KOs) is ready to showcase his prowess as the main event when he steps in for a rematch fight and faces off against Mexican veteran Jose Angel Beranza (35-25-2, 27 KOs) in an fight set eight round battle for the WBC US super bantamweight vacant title.
Tickets for “PATH TO GLORY” are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.
The co-main event boasts Artemio “King” Reyes Jr. (18-2, 14 KOs) as he squares off against Tucson’s Rodolfo “Bam Bam” Armenta (12-9-1, 9 KOs) in a eight round welterweight clash. Continue reading
New Rochelle, NY. – Jägermeister is proud to announce “A Brother in your Corner,” a social responsibility campaign and consumer competition with legendary boxing trainer, Freddie Roach. Arguably the most noteworthy trainer in boxing today and one of the greatest of all time, Hall of Famer Freddie Roach has trained 31 world champion boxers. Over the course of his career, Roach has been very outspoken about taking care of his fighters in and out of the ring, advising them when it is time to call a fight or walk away from the round. Regardless of how unpopular of a decision it may be, Roach puts his brotherhood of boxers first and lives by the same code that Jägermeister follows, The Jager Code. The code of always having “A Brother in your Corner”. Continue reading
The final press conference was held today at Fox Hollow for Saturday night’s NBC Sports Network Fight Night professional boxing event at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Doors open at 6:30PM ET, the live telecast will begin at 10:30PM ET.
In the main event of Fight Night, undefeated heavyweights Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 14-0-0 (10KO’s) of Lugansk, Ukraine and Philadelphia’s Malik Scott, 35-0-0 (12KO’s) will battle over ten rounds.
Co-headlining the NBC Sports Network Fight Night show, Huntington, New York’s Chris Algieri, 14-0-0 (7KO’s) will face off against Jose “Mangu” Peralta, 10-1-0 (6KO’s) of Jersey City, New Jersey in a ten round junior welterweight bout. Continue reading
ADAM LITTLE is confident he’ll be able to make a major impact in the welterweight division when he returns to action this spring.
The Ricky Hatton-trained prospect, 22, is currently recovering after having surgery to rectify a persistent hand injury and he feels he’ll show a different side to his game when gets back into the ring.
Firstly he’s targeting a shot at the Central Area crown, but he believes the sky is the limit. Continue reading
February 21, 2013 – Four-Division and Six-Time World Champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs), and pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KOs) are finally going to step in the ring on May 4, 2013. The contracts were signed by both Guerrero and Mayweather after months of anticipation. Both fighters are perennial pound for pound champions and fans around the world can expect to see an action packed showdown. This mega-million dollar global event will be one the fans will remember for years.
Undefeated in his Hall of Fame career, Floyd Mayweather is no stranger when it comes to fighting on Cinco de Mayo weekend. The Mexican-American holiday is one of Floyd’s favorite dates to do battle. His conquests against Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya generated huge PPV numbers, making Mayweather the highest paid athlete in the world. In 2007, Floyd Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya set the record for the most PPV buys in boxing history, which still stands today.
Mayweather who is at the apex of sports, is one of the most recognized face’s on the planet. Fighting Guerrero will present Mayweather with his most difficult challenge since his fight with Oscar De La Hoya, being that Robert is a decorated multiple world champion in his prime. Guerrero, like De La Hoya, is one of the most accomplished Mexican-American fighters of this generation. Continue reading
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Seventeen-year-old Erickson Lubin (Kissimmee, Fla.) officially introduced himself to the international boxing scene on Thursday night as the Florida teenager upset 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Yasniel Toledo Lopez of Cuba. Lubin headlined an outstanding day for the United States men as all five of them advanced to the finals of the 2013 Independence Cup with semifinal victories in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Continue reading
NEW YORK (February 21, 2013) — 2012 Fighter of the Year and World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight champion NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX will collide on New York’s biggest stage — Radio City Music Hall! The Donaire vs. Rigondeaux world title unification battle, to determine the division’s top dog, will take place Saturday, April 13 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Caribe Promotions, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, tickets to the Donaire-Rigondeaux world championship event will go on sale This Saturday! February 23, at Noon ET. Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75 and $35, will be available for purchase at the Radio City Music Hall Box Office, Madison Square Garden Box Office, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.radiocity.com and www.thegarden.com.
For Top Rank, this will complete its New York Promotional Triple Crown, having already promoted world title fights at the old and the new Yankee Stadiums and numerous shows at “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. This also marks only the second time Radio City Music Hall has ever hosted professional boxing in its 82-year history. The first fight was the Roy Jones Jr. vs. David Telesco light heavyweight world championship on January 15, 2000. Continue reading
For the first time in a long time, UFC and Mixed Martial Arts superstar Ronda Rousey will not be attendance for a fight that features undefeated super featherweight boxer, Art Hovhannisyan, her stablemate and good friend who faces Alejandro Perez in the main event Friday, Feb. 22, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Rousey would like to be there, like always, but she has a fight of her own the next night against Liz Carmouche at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Her weigh-in is the same day as Hovhannisyan’s fight. Continue reading
By James Slater: Tyson Fury already enjoys at least something approaching a decent profile in America today, and now the 20-0(14) giant is bursting with anticipation over his American debut. U.S fight fans who have already formed an opinion of the 24-year-old (most of them through seeing his recent fights, against American imports Vinny Maddalone and Kevin Johnson, on Wealth T.V) will get to see Fury in the flesh on April 20th – at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York, no less.
Fury deserves credit for the quality foe he and his team have accepted for his U.S debut, too. Former IBF cruiserweight champ Steve “U.S.S” Cunningham may be 36-years-old and he may have picked up just a single heavyweight win since moving up from 200-pounds; yet most fans who saw the Philadelphian’s recent, Dec. 2012 clash with another former cruiser champ, in Tomasz Adamek, feel Cunningham deserved the points victory. In a rematch of their 2008 thriller, Cunningham lost a debatable 12-round split decision. Cunningham, 25-5(12) was disgusted with the result. Continue reading
Palm Bay, FL: Popular 4 Times World Champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales will be a special guest of the “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” show, this Friday, February 22nd at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, FL. Morales will be part of Telemundo’s broadcast team. Also present will be former WBO World Champion Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton. Continue reading
By Julius Stecker: Boxing has always been the one sport that has separated itself from all others. There is a reason why you will have a boxing movie every 4 or 5 up for an Academy Award. Why do people still love Rocky? Why did people care about Micky Ward? Why do people still talk about Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson? The reasons are not because of jabs, left hooks, hand speed, and or defense. The explanations for this are boxing provides us with the ultimate life metaphor.
It grants us with the underdog and the survival stories, it gives us the drama of one of one combat, and it provides for the individual who participates in it a legacy to remember and possible great financial reward. May 4th will give us all of this and more. We will have a prohibitive underdog in Robert the Ghost Guerrero. Guerrero’s personal family struggle with the scourge of cancer will not leave a dry eye in the building, once the world finds out what they had to go through to get this opportunity.
It will have perhaps the greatest prize fighter (Floyd Mayweather Jr.) of the last 25 years involved. He will be attempting to continue on his stellar legacy and once again send another challenger back to where he came, while keeping his undefeated record. The event could have the best undercard match-up of the last decade. Canelo Alvarez, perhaps boxing’s brightest young budding star, will possibly be taking on boxing’s most underrated champion Austin Trout in a Jr. Middleweight unification bout. Continue reading
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (February 21, 2013) — Undefeated welterweight prospect Tracy Rollins, Jr. (4-0, 2 KOs) is somewhat of an anomaly, at least in boxing. Not only is he an extremely gifted athlete, the 20 year old also has unusually high intellect and business acumen. Continue reading
DETROIT (Feb. 21, 2013) – Photos: Jeff Kowalsky – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions — IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage confidently barked at the press while challenger Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith assertively promised to be the first Las Vegas native to win a major world championship during the combatants’ final media workout on Wednesday at Bad Boy Gym in Royal Oak, Mich.
Bundrage (32-4, 18 KO’s), of Detroit, and Smith (24-5, 11 KO’s), of Las Vegas, were both supremely confident and eager to step in the ring for this Saturday’s world championship showdown from The Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Bundrage, who got his start in boxing at the famed Kronk Gym, the former home of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward and multiple world champions including Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, first won the IBF title in 2010 with a knockout victory over Cory Spinks and has since defended it in rematches with Sechew Powell and Spinks.
“He (Smith) came here to Detroit with nothing and he’s going to leave here with nothing,” Bundrage said. “I told Tommy Hearns he’s the greatest but I’m the latest. Somebody is going down Saturday night in Motown.” Continue reading
Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (43-8) will battle fellow Ohio native Brian “The Golden Greek” Camechis (20-4) over 10 rounds for the interim WBC USNBC welterweight title Saturday March 2nd at the Lifestyle Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. A former NABF, NABA and WBC Continental champ, Clark gained notoriety in the Contender II reality series before dropping a majority decision to eventual IBF junior middleweight champ Cornelius Bundrage. Continue reading
NEW YORK (February 21, 2013) – One of the best kept secrets in boxing, late replacement Evgeny Gradovich (15-0, 8 KOs), will be a live underdog on March 1 as he challenges International Boxing Federation (IBF) Featherweight Champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-1-0-1NC, 21 KOs), in the 12-round main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, airing live at 9 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
In the 10-round ESPN Friday Night Fights co-feature, North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super welterweight champion Willie “The Great” Nelson (19-1-1, 11 KOs) makes his first title defense against Michael “El Magnifico” Medina (26-3-2, 19 KOs). The Nelson-Medina fight is being promoted in association with Rumble Time Promotions.
Australia-native Dib, who is promoted by hip-hop superstar 50 Cent, was originally supposed to fight Luis Franco who unexpectedly withdrew from the title fight. Gradovich immediately accepted the challenge without any reservations. “I train most of the time and I’m always in shape,” Gradovich said. “To fight for a world title in only my 16th pro fight is quick, but I have good experience and this is a great opportunity for me.” Continue reading
NEW YORK (Feb. 21, 2013) — In anticipation of the highly anticipated doubleheader featuring Sharif “The Lion” Bogere and Gary Russell Jr. on Saturday, March 2, live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/PT) fromThe Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., SHOWTIME Sports is offering a full-length replay from each of the world-class boxers’ recent fights on the premium network’s website. Continue reading
World title contender Tony Bellew hopes to capitalise on Chad Dawson’s recent disappointment by securing a shot at the WBC light-heavyweight champion sooner than he expected.
Liverpudlian Bellew recently became the WBC’s number one contender ahead of his final eliminator against fellow hopeful Isaac Chilemba next month.
Victory over Chilemba will rubber-stamp his position as mandatory challenger for Dawson’s prestigious green belt. He was then set to wait for the outcome of the American champion’s next fight, against Canadian Jean Pascal on May 25, before beginning negotiations.
However, Pascal is set to pull out of the title challenge in favour of a lucrative scrap with fellow Canadian favourite Lucian Bute. Continue reading
Lomachenko coming to London as the British Lionhearts names its team for fixtures with Germany and Ukraine
The British Lionhearts has named its teams for the final two fixtures of the season in the World Series of Boxing, away to the German Eagles and at home to the Ukraine Otamans.
The Lionhearts are guaranteed a place in the playoff stages of the tournament and are aiming to finish as high-up the table as possible to secure a favourable draw in the next phase of the competition. Continue reading
by Geoffrey Ciani – Andrew Golota is a poster boy for unfulfilled potential in boxing. His unique adventures through the heavyweight rankings were interesting, unpredictable, and sometimes downright bizarre—and apparently his journey is not yet finished. This Saturday, 45 year old Golota (41-8-1, 33 KOs) will step inside the squared circle for the first time in more than three years when he is pitted against fellow Pole, Przemyslaw Saleta (43-7, 21 KOs). Saleta himself turns 45 this March and has not seen action in over seven years, effectively rendering this into a pick’em fight between two old war horses both absent from the battlefield for quite some time.
The boxing history books will show that Golota was unsuccessful in four bids for portions of the heavyweight crown, one against each of the four major sanctioning alphabet organizations. These were bookended by devastating first round knockout losses at the hands of Lennox Lewis (WBC) in October 1997 and Lamon Brewster (WBO) in May 2005. In between he had a solid showing in a twelve round draw against Christ Byrd (IBF) in April 2004, and followed that up with a good account of himself in a somewhat controversial loss against John Ruiz (WBA) that November. Even though he failed to secure a title belt in ‘04, many observers felt that Golota did well enough to deserve a victory in both contests. Continue reading
SERGEY RABCHENKO isn’t letting talk of a world title challenge affect his focus ahead of his clash with Adriano Nicchi.
The Belarusian ace defends his European light-middleweight crown against the tough Italian at the Salle des Etoiles venue in Monte Carlo on March 30.
However, WBC president José Sulaimán has recently hinted that he could be handed a final eliminator for the sanctioning body’s title against Erislandy Lara. Victory in that fight would set up a massive showdown with Saul Alvarez later in the year. Continue reading
Prospects and local favorites to be featured on the Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage vs. Ishe “Sugarshay” Smith undercard
DETROIT, February 20 – Detroit will be rocking this Saturday night, February 23 when the Masonic Temple Theatre hosts a stacked nine-fight card headlined by the SHOWTIME doubleheader featuring Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage’s IBF Junior Middleweight World Title defense against Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith and unbeaten J’Leon Love’s battle against veteran Derrick “Superman” Findley.
But before the SHOWTIME telecast kicks-off, Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions will treat fight fans in the Motor City to an action-packed undercard that includes appearances by unbeaten rising stars Badou Jack and Luis Arias, 2012 United States Olympian Terrell Gausha and debuting former amateur standouts Steve Geffrard, D’Mitrius Ballard and Detroit’s own Joseph Bonas . Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 February 2013 – There will be a lot riding on the result of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group A match between hosts Algeria Desert Hawks and Hussars Poland this Sunday 24 February (19:00 local time) at the Salle Hocine-Chaalane in Blida. Algeria know that they can afford to slip up with maximum points needed to keep them in contention for a quarter-final place. After all recording wins in week eight, the home team have once again turned to speedy Mohamed Flissi, two-time Olympian Abdelkader Chadi, the up and coming Ilyas Abbadi and the experienced Nabil Kassel to get them that all important result. Continue reading
NEW YORK, (February 20, 2013) A number of fighters featured on the NBC Sports Networks’ FIGHT NIGHT professional boxing card this Saturday night held an open workout for local media and fans at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Commack, New York.
Among those attending were heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, “The Fighting Pride of Huntington, New York Chris Algieri, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin, Alan Gotay and Anthony Karperis. All of these fighters are undefeated.
Presented by Main Events, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Goossen Tutor, NBC Sports FIGHT NIGHT is set for this Saturday, FEBRUARY 23 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
The main event of FIGHT NIGHT features a battle of undefeated heavyweights as Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 14-0-0 (10KO’s) of Lugansk, Ukraine and Philadelphia’s Malik Scott, 35-0-0 (12KO’s) meet in a ten rounder. Continue reading