Golden Boy Promotions has announced the signing of former amateur stars D’Mitrius Ballard of Maryland and Steve Geffrard of Florida to exclusive promotional agreements, Both are light heavyweights and will debut tonight on the Cornelius Bundrage vs. Ishe Smith undercard at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
Epix makes its 2013 debut on March 16 with a telecast featuring WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns against IBF champ Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly against #1 rated Robin Krasniqi, super middleweight contender George Groves vs. Mouhamed Ndiaye and heavyweight Dereck Chisora vs. TBA.
Jägermeister has announced “A Brother in your Corner,” a social responsibility campaign and consumer competition with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/JagerUSA
If Evgeny Gradovich beats Billy Dib for the IBF title, he will become the third world champion from Fightnews.com feature writer Robert Coster’s popular “New Faces” series, joining Johan Perez and Nicholas Walters.