Former world light heavyweight champion and current European champion Jurgen Brähmer returns to the ring on August 24 at the Sport und Congress Hall in Schwerin, Germany. Brähmer’s opponent will be announced later this week.
Boxing legends Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar de la Hoya head up the list to be feted when the star-studded inaugural class of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is officially inducted at a gala dinner on August 10 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Tickets for the event, ranging from $50 to $250, will go on sale on today.
Entertainment mogul Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Lou DiBella have acquired the rights to TAPIA, the gripping documentary based on the life of five-time world champion boxer, Johnny Tapia. DiBella’s new production company, BK Blu Productions, and 50 Cent’s G-Unit Film and Television have joined to present the film, also produced by filmmaker Eddie Alcazar and Andrea Monier. The world premiere of the documentary will take place at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 15 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE with an additional screening on Wednesday June 19.