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Schaefer’s Ringstar Sports inks Olympian Balderas

By Flattop Ringstar Sports chairman and CEO Richard Schaefer announced that he has signed 2016 U.S. Olympian Carlos Balderas, along with his brother Jose, to promotional agreements. “I am very proud that they signed with Ringstar. Carlos was one of the most talked about U.S. Olympians. Jose also had an excellent amateur career. I believe …

November 7th, 2016

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Jeff Chandler and Herman Taylor enter Philly Sports Hall of Fame

Story & Photo by John DiSanto – Former bantamweight champion, Joltin’ Jeff Chandler, 60, entered the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night (Nov. 3, 2016), along with fifteen other sports standouts from the Philly area. Chandler’s eight-year professional boxing career included nearly four years as the 118-pound world champion. Chandler took the …

November 4th, 2016

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beIN Sports Ñ weights from Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Carlos “Chuko” Diaz 134 vs. Samuel González 135 Lbs Miguel Beltrán 134 vs. Francisco G. Piña 132 Lbs Dennis Contreras 125 vs. Alejandro Palmera 125 Lbs Rafael Sánchez 120 vs. Francisco Pérez 122.5 Lbs Naroyuki Koasicha 122 vs. Miriam Rosales 122 Lbs Venue: Gimnasio Morelos, Cuajimalpa, Mexico City Promoter: Zanfer Promotions TV: …

September 2nd, 2016

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beIN Sports Ñ to air boxing telecast on Saturday

Good news for a sparse weekend of live televised boxing action. Now airing Saturday night on beIN Sports en Español is the ten round bout between undefeated super featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (20-0, 10 KOs) and Samuel “Pana” González (11-3, 8 KOs) from Deportivo Morelos in Mexico City. Zanfer is very high on the 21-year-old …

September 1st, 2016

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beIN Sports Weights from Mexico

Photos: German Villasenor From the Revolucion Ave in Tijuana, Mexcio Antonio Margarito 154 vs. Ramon Alvarez 155 (to be re-weighed) (WBO Continental super welterweight title) Venue: Rosarito Convention Center, Mexico, Baja California Promoter: Zanfer Promotions TV: beIN Sports Espanol (USA), TV Azteca 7 (Mexico)

August 12th, 2016

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Joshua lines up for top British sports award

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua MBE is the 4:1 favorite with sportsbook William Hill to win the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Joshua is 2-0 this year with KO wins over Dominic Breazeale and Charles Martin. He plans to take a break over the summer before defending his belt again later in …

July 1st, 2016

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CBS Sports Network continues run of boxing telecasts

After four telecasts in the last two weeks, CBS Sports Network will be back at ringside again this weekend. Mexican promoter Pepe Gomez has partnered with Neon Star Media to bring its monthly “Cancun Boxing” series to the network. The first show will take place Saturday night (June 4) from Grand Oasis Cancun the Hotel …

June 2nd, 2016


EA Sports UFC 2 launches live event competition

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) has announced the launch of Live Event Competitions, a brand new competitive experience in EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2 Live Events mode. Starting on Saturday, May 14, fans around the world can play the qualifiers in the Live Event Competition to compete for a chance to earn Ultimate Team rewards and …

May 18th, 2016

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David Itskowitch of Roc Nation Sports talks about Friday’s card in D.C., Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward

By Arvin Nundloll Photo: Roc Nation Sports As Roc Nation Sports prepares for their upcoming throne boxing event at the DC Armory this Friday, FightNews caught up with their COO of Boxing, David Itskowitch, to talk about how much it means to Dusty Hernandez-Harrison as well as the crossroads matchup with Orlando Del Valle vs. …

May 12th, 2016


UFC nominated for two sports Emmy awards

The world-class UFC production team has long been the gold standard in bringing mixed martial arts to the masses, and on Thursday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences agreed, nominating the UFC for two Sports Emmy Awards . . . Click here for more at . . . . UFC FIGHT NIGHT ZAGREB is LIVE …

April 2nd, 2016

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Broner: Mayweather is gone, everyone else is too boring, so I’m taking over the sport

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and challenger Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane hosted a press conference at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. to announce their world title showdown on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike taking place April 1 at the D.C. Armory. Mayweather Promotions President Floyd …

February 29th, 2016

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Carcamo-Echeverria on beIN SPORTS Saturday

beIN SPORTS en Español will air the welterweight clash between the pride of Obregon, Fernando “Guerrero Yaqui” Carcamo (20-6, 15 KOs) and Durango’s Daniel “Tocado” Echeverria (19-1, 17 KOs) this Saturday from Obregon, Mexico. Carcamo was runner-up in the 2014 Boxcino tournament. The co-main event highlights Hermosillo’s Julio Barraza (13-0, 9 KOs) against Mexico City’s …

February 11th, 2016


Mike Tyson makes his Octagon debut in EA Sports UFC 2

One of the most iconic athletes of all time is coming to EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Mike Tyson will make his mixed martial arts debut as an unlockable fighter when the game comes out starting March 15, 2016. Fans who pre-order EA SPORTS UFC 2 will get …

January 21st, 2016


EA Sports UFC 2 to be released on March 15

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2 launches on March 15, 2016 in North America, and March 17, 2016 worldwide. In addition to the announcement, EA released a cinematic trailer for EA SPORTS UFC 2 featuring some of the biggest moments from recent bouts, showcasing authentic gameplay features, and highlighting new …

January 7th, 2016

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Budler is Supersport Boxer of the Year

By Ron Jackson Hekkie Budler is the South African boxer of the year for 2015. Budler stood out in in one of the poorest years in the history of South African boxing, especially on the world scene. However, due the high cost of importing top class fighters to South Africa promoters can only afford …

December 21st, 2015

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Delfine Persoon elected Belgian “Sportswoman Of The Year”

WBC Female World Lightweight Champion Delfine Persoon has been elected Belgian “Sportswoman Of The Year”. It is the first time ever that a professional boxer (male or female) has received this special honor in Belgium. 30-year-old Persoon had truly a great year of 2015 defending her WBC World Championship twice and earning the no. 1 …

December 20th, 2015

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Rodriguez-Fuentes collision on beIN Sports Espanol

Airing exclusively in the USA on beIN SPORTS en Español is the highly anticipated bout between Mexican jr flyweight powerhouses Francisco “Chihuas” Rodríguez and Moises “Moi” Fuentes this Saturday from the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Municipal Gym in Tecate, Baja California. Rodriguez and Fuentes will compete for the chance to challenge the WBO flyweight legend Donnie …

December 3rd, 2015

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Peter Nelson to head HBO Sports

HBO today named Peter Nelson the head of the network’s sports department, promoting him to Executive Vice President, HBO Sports. The announcement was made by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming, to whom Nelson will report. Nelson, who joined HBO Sports in 2011, has been Vice President, Programming, HBO Sports since 2013. Nelson will be responsible …

December 1st, 2015

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beIN Sports Español weights from Tijuana

José Zepeda 142 vs. José Alfaro 142 Edivaldo Ortega 123.01 vs. Roberto Castañeda 123.01 Carlos Díaz 135.5 vs. Marcos Cárdenas 135.5 Elvis Torres 131.1 vs. Carlos Ávila 130.7 Uriel Pérez 136.6 vs. Samuel Garibaldi 136.6 Venue: Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, México Promotor: Zanfer Promociones TV: Azteca 7 and BeIN Sports

October 30th, 2015

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Roy Jones Jr gets passport: “I am Russian”

Wrapped in a Russian flag, former multi-division world champion received his Russian passport on Tuesday during a ceremony in Moscow. Jones stated “I am Russian” in the Russian language and said that it was one of the happiest days of his life. Furthermore, it reported by the TASS Russian News Agency that Jones would fight …

October 27th, 2015

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beIN Sports en Español picks up Nietes-Alejo

beIN Sports en Español will broadcast the event dubbed “Filipinos vs Latinos,” headlined by the longest reigning Filipino world champion ever – WBO Light Flyweight king Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (36-1-4, 21 KOs), who will be defending his title against unbeaten Mexican Juan “Pinky” Alejo (21-0-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in …

October 16th, 2015

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beIN Sports picks up Flanagan-Magdaleno, Smith-Thompson world title twinbill

beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, will televise, in USA and Canada, Saturday’s world title doubleheader event, “World War III”, live from Manchester, England. Headlining will be two world title bouts, both of which will pit the UK versus the USA. Manchester’s WBO world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (28-0, 11 KO) makes his first title …

October 8th, 2015


Rousey on SportsCenter; Rousey on Jimmy Fallon

Photos by Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to talk about her feud with Floyd Mayweather, her upcoming battle against Holly Holm at UFC 193 and more Tuesday night . . . click here for more at Today, Rousey was the first …

October 8th, 2015


Rousey set to co-host SportsCenter on Wednesday

Is there anything Ronda Rousey can’t do? The UFC’s first and only female bantamweight champion will add another first to her resume this Wednesday, Oct. 7, as she becomes the first female athlete to guest host ESPN’s SportsCenter . . . Click here for more at . . . . COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT …

October 6th, 2015

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Fox Sports announces PBC Tuesday night series

FOX Sports today announced that it has reached a multi-year, multi-platform agreement to telecast Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), under which it will be the exclusive boxing program for FOX Sports 1, with content also going to FOX Deportes. The announcement was made by David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. FOX Sports 1 premieres …

August 4th, 2015

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beIN Sports Weights from Guadalajara

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Ramses Agaton 154 vs. Ivan Montero 154.5 Carlos Diaz 132.5 vs. Willmank Cano 131.5 Dennis Contreras 119 vs. Sergio Frias 117.8 Rafael Guzman 139.1 vs. Abraham Cordero 139.5 Martin Tecuapetla 113.4 vs. Elfego De Jesus Sierra 112.12 Jesus Jauregui 130 vs. Victor Rubalcava 128.7 Venue: Coliseo de la Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, …

July 31st, 2015

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Agaton replaces Sandoval in beIN Sports headliner

Super welterweight Ramses “El Faraon” Agaton has replaced Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval in the main event of Saturday night’s fight card on beIN Sports Espanol from the Coliseum at the University of Guadalajara. Sandoval pulled out due to an ear infection. Southpaw Agaton (16-1-3, 8 KOs) who defeated both Alejandro Barrera (25-1) and undefeated Ronald Montes …

July 30th, 2015

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Sanchez-Juarez/Fuentes-Novoa on beIN Sports

beIN Sports en espanol has picked up the U.S. rights to televise the big boxing card on Saturday night at Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Mexico. In the main event, former IBF super flyweight champion and WBO #2, WBC #9 rated Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez (20-3-1, 9 KOs) faces WBO #6 Cesar Juarez (16-3, 13 …

July 22nd, 2015

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Sportsbook tabs Mayweather as an 80:1 favorite

Online sportsbook has posted odds on the proposed September 12 Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto fight. Floyd is listed as an 80:1 favorite (-8000). Berto backers can get +1600. This is Mayweather’s final bout in his record-breaking six-fight Showtime deal. Floyd is looking to bring his career mark to 49-0. Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) …

July 16th, 2015

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New start time for BeIN Sports boxing

BeIN Sports en español has a new summer start time for their boxing telecasts. Starting on Saturday, the new time is midnight ET/9PM PT. The telecast features same day coverage of the clash between current WBO mini-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes and former WBO/IBF minimumweight champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez.

July 8th, 2015

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King Sports will continue to do business

After the passing of Michael King, his boxing promotional company King Sports will continue to do business with the same staff King put in place. All scheduled events, including all training camps and promotional activities for such events, will take place without interruption or delay. “King Sports will miss the love, joy, values and enthusiasm …

June 8th, 2015

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Matchroom Boxing announces new five year Sky Sports deal

Sky Sports and Matchroom Sport have extended their exclusive UK and Ireland broadcast partnership until 2021, offering up to 120 nights of live boxing over the next six years. The new agreement will bring even more exclusively live access to one of the strongest stables ever seen in world boxing, including James DeGale, Kell Brook, …

May 21st, 2015

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More matchups announced for CBS Sports card

The “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” event on Friday, April 17, from the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota, is taking shape. The card will be headlined by Ireland’s WBA #12- and IBF #11-rated “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (20-0-1, 7 KOs) taking on Philadelphia’s hard-punching Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson (22-4-1, 21 KOs) for the WBA …

April 7th, 2015

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More Boxing on CBS Sports Network

Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) has announced a multi-fight deal with CBS Sports Network to telecast live professional boxing. “Championship Boxing” will debut on CBS Sports Network on April 17 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. In the 10-round main event, Ireland’s WBA #12/IBF #11-rated “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (20-0-1, 7 KOs) will face Philadelphia’s hard-punching …

March 12th, 2015

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Boxing debuts on CBS Sports Network tonight

Boxing makes its debut on CBS Sports Network tonight with a card featuring local heavyweight Derric Rossy (29-9, 14 KOs) against unbeaten Akhor Muralimov (16-0, 13 KOs) at Resorts World New York in Jamaica, NY. It should be an interesting fight. Rossy is coming off a highly controversial majority decision loss to IBF #2/WBC #5 …

February 14th, 2015

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