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Photos: Miguel Cotto Media Workout

Photos: Miguel Cotto Media Workout

Photos: Hector Soto/Miguel Cotto Promotions & Roc Nation Sports Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs), the reigning WBC middleweight world champion and the first ...

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The New Kronk Gym opens

The New Kronk Gym opens

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder After countless stops and starts, the new Kronk has finally opened. The latest incarnation (#4) of the world ...

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Khan-Algieri Fight Week underway

Khan-Algieri Fight Week underway

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment Fight week for Friday's Premier Boxing Champions on Spike event kicked off today with Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs)and ...

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Browne stops Kiatchanachai

Browne stops Kiatchanachai

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont Former Australian champion Dave Browne Jnr (21-1-1, 7 KOs) stopped Denkamoi Kiatchanachai (22-5, 13 ...

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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Khan: Broner doesn’t want to sign anything

Before his May 29 clash with Chris Algieri was announced, former world champion Amir “King” Khan had a very public discussion over social media with Adrien Broner. Both stated that they want to fight.

“I think Adrien is just one of those kind of guys who wants to jump on the bandwagon really, and tries to get a little bit of hype,” Khan said today. “I told my adviser Al Haymon to get me that fight before we even got the Chris Algieri fight, and Adrien to me seemed to not want the fight. In front of the cameras he’s talking big fights, but when it comes down to signing a contract, he doesn’t want to sign anything. There were a few names we were looking at, but we ended up with Chris Algieri.”

As far as a possible September showdown with Floyd Mayweather, Khan says he’s available. “No, I’ve not ruled it out because it’s possible I could fight in September. The fight is in mid-September and Ramadan is going to be a bit earlier this year, so obviously it helps give me enough time to get my training done and everything. So it CAN happen in September.”

But to get to that fight, Khan says he can’t look past Algieri, who he faces on Spike TV, May 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.



May 6th, 2015



Boxing News

Golden Boy sues Haymon; seeks damages of $300 million

Golden Boy Promotions today filed a $300 million lawsuit against Al Haymon and his related companies and Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. and its related hedge funds, alleging their repeated violation of the antitrust laws and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act. The case was filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles.

According to Golden Boy, since the moment Al Haymon launched Premier Boxing Champions, he has repeatedly and brazenly broken the letter and spirit of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act that is meant to protect fighters from exploitation. As part of an anti-competitive conspiracy that includes financial backers from Waddell & Reed, Haymon has “entered into agreements to restrain trade in a substantial portion of the market for promotion of Championship-Caliber Boxers,” the bombshell new lawsuit claims.

“During my 25 years in boxing, I have watched far too many fighters be chewed up, spit out and left with nothing to sit idly by while Mr. Haymon flaunts a federal law meant to protect those who put everything on the line to entertain fans of our sport,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions. “The Muhammad Ali Act was passed to help fighters avoid the fate that bedeviled so many of our predecessors; and I will do everything in my power to ensure this crucial piece of legislation is upheld and followed.” (more…)



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Uchiyama keeps WBA 130lb belt for tenth time by quick demolition of Jomthong in two

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super-featherweight “super” champion Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KOs), 129.5, an unbeaten KO artist of Japan, retained his throne as he displayed a finest knockout in his career by stretching previously unbeaten Thailander Jomthong Chuwatana (9-1, 4 KOs), 129, with a pulverizing right at 1:15 of the second round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Uchiyama, making his tenth defense since dethroning Juan Carlos Salgado via last-round stoppage in 2010, looked speedy, sharp and strong against the challenger that our people regarded as the most dangerous challenger from the outset. Uchiyama, ten years his senior at 35, showed a very effective opening attack as he pinned him to the ropes with a flurry of punches, which had Jomthong’s right optic badly swollen in the opening session. Bewildered by the champ’s blitzkrieg, Jomthong, six-times Muay-thai champ with more than two hundred victories therein and OPBF titlist in the international style boxing, attempted to fight back toe-to-toe in the beginning of the second round. Then Uchiyama’s dynamite right exploded at the button with perfect precision, which produced a flattened pancake. Referee Roberto Ramirez, Puerto Rico, promptly realized he would never go on and didn’t bother to count but declared a well-timed and well-received halt over the Thailander who wished to become a second Saengsak Muangsurin (who had acquired the world belt in his third pro bout).

All the officials (Ferlin Marsh, Wansoo Yuh, Derek Milham) tallied 10-9 in favor of the defending champ for the first round.

Promoter: Watanabe Promotions.
WBA supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol (Nicaragua).



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Taguchi retains WBA 108lb belt by 7th round TKO over Kwanthai

By Joe Koizumi

WBA light-flyweight champ Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9 KOs), 108, a lanky Japanese speedster, impressively kept his newly acquired belt as he amazingly floored ex-WBA titlist Kwanthai Sithmorseng (49-4-1, 26 KOs), 107.75, from Thailand, five times to halt him at 0:36 of the seventh session on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo-Kirkland fight week update

Photos: Juan DeLeon – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo-Kirkland fight week festivities are underway in Houston, Texas. On Tuesday, Alvarez and Kirkland made live appearances at a Cinco De Mayo “Fan Fiesta,” then participated in a ceremonial coin toss before the Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer match.

Today are “open to the public” Canelo vs. Kirkland Fighter Media Workouts at Minute Maid Park. The schedule is as follows:

3:00 p.m. – Doors Open
4:00 p.m. – Antonio Capulin, Eugene Hill, Alfonso Lopez Workout
4:20 p.m. – James Leija Jr., Ryan Martin, Luis Guevara Workout
4:40 p.m. – Joseph Diaz Jr., Taishan & KeAndre Gibson Workout
5:00 p.m. – Humberto Soto Workout
5:15 p.m. – James Kirkland Workout
5:30 p.m. – Frankie Gomez Workout
5:45 p.m. – Canelo Alvarez Workout

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May 6th, 2015

UFC

Curran is saving her fight for the Octagon

If Kailin Curran had the first-time UFC jitters we all hear about in her Octagon debut against Paige VanZant last November, she had a funny way of showing them, as she and Miss VanZant both earned Fight of the Night honors for their efforts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Ikehara barely keeps WBO female 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBO female mini-flyweight champ Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (7-1-2, 3 KOs), 105, very barely kept her belt as she was awarded a hairline split technical decision over compatriot Kayoko Ebata (8-6, 4 KOs), 105, at 0:28 of the seventh round in a scheduled ten on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official tallies were as follows: Surat Soikrachang (Thailand) and Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) both 67-66 for the champ, while Salven Lagumbay (Philippines) 67-66 for the challenger. The referee was Danrex Tapdasan of the Philippines.

Ebata, a 39-year-old veteran with good amateur career, took the leadoff with her busier jabs and shifty footowrk. But Ikehara, 30, warmed up her engine and occasionally scored with direct rights to the face without jabs to overcome her early deficits on points. It became a close affair, and the fatal seventh saw a mutual head collision that produced a bad cut on each contestant. The champ Ikehara suffered a big and deep laceration that prevented her from going on with the ring physician’s view. The closest verdict supported the champ after close proceedings. Ebata deserves a rematch.

Promoter: Watanabe Promotions.
WBO supervisor: Leon Panoncillo (US).



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

World title tripleheader in Japan today

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

A world title tripleheader will be held today (Wednesday) in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten WBA super-feather “super” champ Takashi Uchiyama (22-0-1, 18 KOs) will risk his belt against also undefeated ex-OPBF ruler Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4 KOs), of Thailand, in the main event at Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

Also, newly crowned WBA light-fly champ Ryoichi Taguchi (21-2-1, 8 KOs) will make his initial defense against ex-WBA titleholder Kwanthai Sithmorseng (49-3-1, 26 KOs), a Thai veteran, over twelve rounds. (more…)



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Livestreaming piracy takes a shot at HBO/Showtime over MayPac

Manny Pacquiao: From hero to cheat?

Pacquiao’s a legend in the Philippines, but will he be president?

Pacquiao could face perjury charges over injury fiasco

Philadelphia lawyer joins crusade to restore Muhammad Ali’s childhood home



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao Updates

No official PPV numbers yet, but it’s a given that Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight broke the all-time PPV record.

Online sportsbooks breathed a sigh of relief with Mayweather winning by unanimous decision. A Pacquiao win would have meant big losses. There was heavy wagering on the fight, with Sky Bet reporting that Mayweather-Pacquiao was the most popular non-horse racing sports event in its history.

Floyd Mayweather reportedly received one million dollar endorsement deals from Burger King, fantasy sports site FanDuel, and luxury watchmaker Hublot, according to fortune.com.

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen says in his opinion Pacquiao scored a shutout win over Mayweather. “Mayweather only won the fight because it was staged on U.S. soil and scored by U.S. judges,” Hun is quoted as saying in the Cambodia Daily. “I didn’t expect that American judges would be so weak. I just know America clearly now. Judges made a unanimous decision to make a winner become a loser…fighting on their land, they would not allow us to win unless Floyd was beaten to death.” He added that he had wagered $5,000 on Pacquiao, but will not pay up.



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Shaw plans quick HBO return for Jennings, Santana

After HBO had their highest rated show since 2012 with the Klitschko-Jennings bout on April 25th, promoter Gary Shaw says his fighters Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) and Francisco Santana (22-4-1, 11 KOs) will make quick comeback to the premium network. “Jennings and Santana both love being HBO fighters,” said Shaw, who has a strong relationship with HBO Sports President Ken Hershman. “I have plans to bring them back to HBO.”

Jennings and Santana both had good performances in losing efforts against Wladimir Klitschko and Sadam Ali, respectively. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Huge crowd expected for Canelo-Kirkland

Golden Boy Promotions’ Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com that “a huge, huge crowd” will be in attendance for this Saturday’s mouth-watering HBO-televised clash between middleweights Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland.

“We’re already at 30,000 and a lot of the promotion and a lot of the marketing kicks in this week,” said Gomez. “We had a steady sales day yesterday. I don’t know where we’re at currently, but I’m expecting a huge, huge crowd. Whether it sells out or not I don’t know, it’s too early to tell, but I know there’s a lot of excitement and a lot of the promotion and marketing started yesterday.”

The overall seating capacity of Houston’s Minute Maid Park is 40,963, not counting any seats added on the field.

Remaining tickets are priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, however there is a 19 ticket limit per household.



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Puetz reelected head of German boxing commission

Thomas Puetz will continue to lead the German boxing commission (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer – BDB) for four more years. The 49-year-old CEO of “Puetz Security” was unanimously reelected President at the Annual BDB General Assembly last Saturday (May 2nd) in Kaltenkirchen, Germany.

“I am happy and very thankful that the members trust in me, my team and our work. I am looking forward to the next four years”, said Puetz. “The BDB has close ties with all sanctioning bodies and commissions in other countries and we are known all around the world for our professionalism and integrity. Thanks to Wladimir Klitschko, Felix Sturm and Ulf Steinforth’s SES Boxing we have supervised many great events. But we also care for the smaller promoters and I am proud to say that the number of our members is growing and growing.” (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

ESPN2 FNF ready to bow out this month

The Boxcino Finals and ESPN2’s final “Friday Night Fights” telecast will take place on May 22 in a temporary outdoor arena constructed in the parking lot at Omega Products International in Corona, CA. In the main event, junior middleweight Brandon Adams (16-1, 12 KOs), last year’s runner-up at middleweight, meets John Thompson (16-1, 5 KOs). In the co-feature, heavyweights Donovan Dennis (14-2, 11 KOs) and Andrey Fedosov (27-3, 22 KOs) will face off. Both bouts are ten rounders.

Leading up to that final show, ESPN2 has FNF telecasts lined up for May 8 in Philadelphia (Amir Mansour vs. Joey Dawejko, heavyweights) and May 15 in Connecticut (Reynaldo Ojeda vs. Monty Meza Clay, lightweights).



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV continues Friday

truTV and Top Rank will exclusively present the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV , a live primetime boxing series on Friday, May 8, at 10 p.m. ET from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The new boxing series, produced in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will feature two title fights this week headlined by Top 10 contenders Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-1, 15 KOs) from Passaic, N.J., and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (23-0, 15 KOs). Tapia will defend his NABO junior middleweight title against Michel Soro (25-1-1, 15 KOs) from France, with Monaghan defending his WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title against Cleiton Conceicao (20-6-2, 16 KOs) from Brazil. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015 at UFC Fan Expo, July 11

For the first time in the 12-year history of the UFC® Hall of Fame, an entire class of legendary fighters and contributors will be inducted into distinct Hall of Fame categories at a special induction event, scheduled for July 11 at UFC Fan Expo 2015. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight fans invited to Jesse Hart’s victory celebration

Top Rank champion Jesse Hart of Philadelphia invites all fans and media to his Victory Party on Thursday, May 7 at Joe Hand’s Gym, 545 3rd Ave., Philadelphia from 1 to 3 pm. Jesse is the USBA, NABO, jr NABF champion at super middleweight. He is a powerful force, still undefeated after stopping 17-0 Mike Jimenez of Chicago on the Mayweather vs Pacquiao mega event in Las Vegas.

After the fight, Bob Arum of Top Rank told Jesse he would next headline a truTV fight card in the Philadelphia area this summer. “I want to be truTV’s first big star fighter – their #1 champion,” Jesse said. “This is a great opportunity and our team is very excited.”

Managers David Price, Doc Nowicki and trainers Fred Jenkins and Jesse’s father the famous Eugene Cyclone Hart will also be at the Victory Party.



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Mansour and Dawejko to meet in Philly grudge fight

Photos: Peltz Boxing

Photos: Peltz Boxing


By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Heavyweights Amir Mansour, 21-1, 16 KOs, and Joey Dawejko, 14-3-2, 7 KOs, are scheduled to square off Friday night for the vacant Pennsylvania state championship in the hottest Philly matchup of the year. The 10-rounder is expected to pack South Philly’s 2300 Arena and offer up serious thumps and drama for a national TV audience watching at home on ESPN2.

For local boxing fans, this is a match made in heaven, with scowling knockout artist “Hardcore” Mansour in one corner, and a smiling Joey “The Tank” across the way. Mansour’s reputation offers the possibility of another brutal beat down, while Dawejko’s recent winning streak suggests that he’s finally decided to try to reach his potential as a boxer.

It’s a fight that both men need to win and one that both can win, but as always is the case in boxing, something’s got to give when the bell rings. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Pitbull Gomez aiming to maul Soto

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy


“I’ve been training two to three times a day. I go to Wild Card Gym in the morning, strength train in the afternoon and sometimes do another workout in the nighttime. I’m ready,” declared unbeaten super lightweight contender Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez on Monday. Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) takes on former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) in Saturday’s co-main event for Canelo vs. Kirkland which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

“It’s going to be a good fight against Soto,” said Gomez. “He has a lot of experience, but I think I have the youth and I’m stronger. Soto also has good combinations and is a veteran with more than 60 fights, so he’ll be ready too. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

UFC

The 10: A-May-Zing Month of Action on Tap for UFC

May is absolutely loaded with outstanding fights.

With four events from four different continents, the month ahead offers every manner of fight one could hope for: championship grudge matches, contenders battling for position in the pecking order, veterans looking to start one more run and youngsters eager to prove that their time is now . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Complete Broadway Boxing card announced

This Friday night, for the second time this year, DiBella Entertainment will bring its popular Broadway Boxing series north to the suburbs of Westchester County with an exciting nine-bout card scheduled to take place at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. Headlining the card will be the much-anticipated ring return and homecoming of Westchester County-native Boyd Melson (14-1, 4KO’s), as he takes on fellow New Yorker Mike Ruiz (17-8, 9KO’s) in a 10-round super welterweight battle for the WBC USNBC title. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Rolling Stone looks at Floyd Mayweather’sAmerican Dream

Does Mayweather’s win signal the death of boxing?

Pacquiao sparring partner talks about the shoulder injury

Jamie Foxx and his “butchering” of the national anthem in Vegas at MayPac

One step closer to Mayweather vs. Khan?



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao: surgery and NSAC problems

Manny Pacquiao will have surgery this week in Los Angeles to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and be out of commission for eight to ten months.

Pacman has also incurred the wrath of the Nevada State Athletic Commission over a snafu where he was denied a pre-fight anti-inflammation injection despite that medication being listed on a form sent to the NSAC earlier in the week. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar has asked the state attorney general’s office to look into whether Pacquiao committed perjury by signing a pre-fight medical questionnaire where “no” was checked to the question “Have you had any injury to your shoulders, elbows, or hands that needed evaluation or examination? If yes, explain.”

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which had conducted random drug testing leading up to the bout, was well aware of the injury and had approved a number of medications for Pacquiao. According to a March 13 press release, USADA announced that they and the NSAC “are working collaboratively on this program and will share all relevant information about the program including all test results.”

Aguilar told the Review Journal “Just because they disclosed it to USADA doesn’t mean they disclosed it to the commission.”



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather named Hublot ambassador

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Luxury watch brand Hublot is now sponsoring WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather. Hublot has officially named Floyd as its “Ambassador” and he fought with the Hublot brand on his trunks against Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said it’s a tremendous honor and a privilege being allied with Floyd Mayweather, stating that his historic achievements were fulfilled with patience and commitment – great characteristics to represent this magnificent brand.



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

“Six Heads” Lewis dies in traffic accident

Former WBA welterweight champion Andrew “Six Heads” Lewis has tragically been killed in an traffic accident in his native Guyana. Details are sketchy, but Lewis was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle. He was declared dead twice at two different hospitals.

A big punching fan favorite who had a pro record of 23-4-2, 20 KOs, Lewis got his unusual nickname when an opponent said Lewis had hit him so hard he saw six heads. Lewis was just 44.



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Joint Statement From Team Pacquiao and Top Rank

During training, Manny Pacquiao suffered a right shoulder injury. Manny went to see world-class doctors, partners in the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, who performed tests and, in consultation with Manny, his promoter, and his advisors, concluded that with short rest, treatments, and close monitoring, Manny could train and, on May 2, step into the ring against Floyd Mayweather.

Manny’s advisors notified the United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) of the shoulder injury and the treatments being proposed by the doctors during training and on fight night. USADA spoke to Manny’s doctors twice, investigated, and confirmed in writing that the proposed treatments, if used, were completely allowed. The medication approved for fight night was a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (Toradol).

Manny continued to train and his shoulder improved, though not 100%. This is boxing, injuries happen, and Manny is a warrior. Again, in consultation with his doctors, promoter and advisors, Manny decided to proceed with the fight anticipating that he could receive his pre-fight treatment. That specific treatment had been approved by USADA in writing at least 5 days before the fight. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng returns June 27

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (15-0, 5 K0s) will make the IBF mandatory defense against the IBF #1 rated John Riel Casimero (21-2, 13 KOs) on June 27 at The Indoor Stadium at the National Sport Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was announced at a press conference in Bangkok on Monday. In Ruenroeng’s most recent ring outing he had his most impressive victory when he defeated Chinese Olympic legend Zou Shiming on March 7 at Venetian Casino Macao, China. Casimero became the mandatory challenger by defeating Armando Santos in an IBF eliminator fight on December 13. Casimero is also a former IBF junior flyweight champion. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Mundine injured, Trout fight off

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine is suffering from a perforated eardrum and has been forced to postpone Saturday’s scheduled fight against former WBA 154 pound champion Austin Trout in Hidalgo, Texas. It was stated on the Australian’s Twitter account “Mundine is suffering from a severe ear condition which doctors say will cause him serious and potentially permanent damage if he continues with the bout.” Trout tweeted he’s still trying to fight Saturday.



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Burns: I can’t wait for US debut

Ricky Burns says that beating Omar Figueroa in Texas on Saturday will put him back on the World title trail. The former two-weight world champion Burns meets the former WBC lightweight king at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo live on CBS in the US as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series. Burns is looking to return to the top of the boxing tree having lost his WBO Lightweight crown to Terence Crawford and then slipped up against Dejan Zlaticanin as he looked to make waves in the WBC rankings.

The Coatbridge ace stepped back into the ring and up at light welterweight for the first time in Leeds in October with a confidence boosting win over Alexandre Lepelley, and the 32 year old expects a classic on a must-win night.

“This is such a huge fight for me,” said Burns. “I have had a tough time of it in and out of the ring recently but that’s in the past and it’s time to get back to performing in the ring and doing what I love. We wouldn’t have taken the fight if we didn’t think I can win it and I am confident that I will. I don’t want to contemplate defeat, I am not thinking about it – but there’s no doubt that I need to win this to get back on track and into more big fights. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

2014 Briscoe Award Winners Announced

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

2014 was an excellent year for Philadelphia boxing and thus much for this fall’s 8th Annual Briscoe Awards to celebrate. The winners for 2014 include a classic fight, a Herculean performance, a monster KO, a big upset and many other outstanding milestones that will be remembered for many years to come. So with no further ado, here are the winners of the 2014 Briscoe Awards. (more…)



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