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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Three Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Three Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO The third and final day of the 27th annual WBO Convention kicked off yesterday morning, and as ...

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Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

By Craig Wick Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME The luxurious "W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel" was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Boxing News

Unbeaten Daley to defend NABA cruiser belt

Undefeated North American Boxing Association (NABA) cruiserweight champion “Dangerous” Denton Daley (11-0, 6 KOs) is set to make his second title defense Saturday, February 15 against veteran Andres Taylor (21-5-2, 8 KOs) at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Denton is a 31-year-old Brampton native, who trains in Kitchener, Ontario, and is rated #7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and #14 by the World Boxing Council (WBC). Taylor is a former World Boxing Foundation (WBF) All-Americas cruiserweight champion from Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Denton vs. Taylor is the 12-round main event on “Doomsday,” promoted by United Boxing Promotions (UBP) in association with Title Fight Promotions. Denton’s promoter, Don MacDonald, believes this is a crossroads fight for both boxers. (more…)



January 23rd, 2014



Boxing News

It’s Official: Tyson Fury to face Gonzalo Omar Basile on February 15th return

By James Slater

Tyson Fury’s official Team-Fury website has announced the comeback foe Fury will face in London on February 15th. Fury, inactive since his April 2013 up from the floor stoppage win over Steve Cunningham, will face Argentine slugger Gonzalo Omar Basile. Basile has a 61-8 record with 28 KOs and he has boxed almost his entire career at home. The 39-year-old has been stopped seven times, usually whenever he has stepped up in class. Alexander Dimitrenko and Artur Szpilka both stopped Basile early, while the 6’6″ fighter known as “El Paton” has also been halted by Mauro Ordiales (in Basile’s debut), Cesar Acevedo (twice), Marcelo Nascimento and, most recently in 2012, Luis Juarez.

Basile is nevertheless a decent enough return foe for what may be a rusty Fury. Currently 21-0, 15 KOs and looking at a summer return with reigning European heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora (who will face a TBA on the Feb 15th card), Fury might want to get a few rounds in against Basile next month. The Argentine can bang some though and we all know that anything can happen when two big men collide. And Basile has been active, winning his last six fights and boxing four times last year.



January 23rd, 2014


Boxing News

Carl Froch says his next fight looks like it will be be against Chavez Jr

By James Slater

WBA and IBF super-middleweight champ Carl Froch was a live studio guest on Sky Sports News earlier today, talking about his next fight. Under fierce pressure from George Groves to grant him a rematch – with many fans also asking for a second slice of the action that ended prematurely back in November – Froch says he is not all that interested in “going over old ground and beating George Groves again.”

Froch said that should he fight twice this year, as he usually does, he will look at facing Groves and Julio Chavez Jr but, “not in that order.”

Froch said that as he understands it, a fight with Chavez Jr is almost a done deal for his next fight, and that this fight and the opportunity to box in Las Vegas motivates him far more than does a rematch with Groves. However, Froch added how it “would be nice to silence him [Groves] as he has done a lot of whingeing and whining.” (more…)



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Another new opponent for David Price

Heavyweight Konstantin Airich has failed his prefight medical, so heavyweight David Price will now face journeyman Istvan Ruszinski (12-10, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Price was originally slated to face Evgeny “Molecule from Hell” Orlov before Airich. The bout will be Price’s debut under the Sauerland Event banner.



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia-Burgos ready for war in NYC

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBO jr lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) and and current #1 contender Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs) hosted their final news conference Thursday at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Here’s what they had to say:

Mikey Garcia: I expect a very good fight from Burgos. He knows what’s at stake. He’s very hungry. He’s very motivated. He believes that the title I hold should belong to him for what happened a year ago…expect a great fight Saturday night.

Juan Carlos Burgos: Physically and mentally I am prepared. I’m here to win and it will be a great thing on my record that I have beaten Mikey Garcia…I have prepared very hard and I didn’t come here just to fight, I came here to win.

Promoter Bob Arum: Mikey Garcia is not a trash talker. He’s a cop. Anyone trash talks to him he’s going to arrest them. And besides, the people are ready for a great athlete, a great performer who is a gentleman and saves his animosity and violence for the ring and doesn’t act like a thug outside the ring. And doesn’t flaunt and wave dollar bills or flush them down a toilet, but is somebody who is a true American who really is grateful for where he is…we at Top Rank believe that Mikey Garcia is a coming superstar. (more…)



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola deal reached, purse bid cancelled

The purse offer scheduled for this Friday for the vacant WBC heavyweight world championship has been cancelled. The promoters of #1 ranked Bermane Stiverne and #2 ranked Chris Arreola have come to an agreement for the fight. This world championship fight will be the rematch of their battle on April 27, 2013, in which Stiverne, now 23-1-1 with 20 knockouts, scored a knockdown in the third round and won by 12-round unanimous decision. Arreola, now 36-3 with 31 knockouts, has won one fight since then, a first-round knockout against Seth Mitchell on September 7.



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Kono to face Denkaosen for vacant WBA 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

12314kono00Former WBA super-flyweight champ Kohei Kono (29-8, 12 KOs), a busy-punching Japanese, will attempt to regain the currently vacant WBA 115-pound belt when he squares off against WBA#1 ranked interim titlist Denkaosen Kaovichit (62-3-1, 26 KOs), a 37-year-old veteran from Thailand, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 26. It was publicly announced by Watanabe Promotions yesterday. The WBA throne busily changed hands last year, as Kono lost his belt to Venezuelan Liborio Solis via controversial majority decision last May, but Solis, in his first defense, shamefully forfeited his belt as he failed to make the class limit in a scheduled unification bout with IBF ruler Daiki Kameda last December. Solis, no less than eight pounds heavier on the night, defeated Kameda by a split verdict.

In a quest for the vacant 115-pound belt will Denkaosen, WBA interim champ, face #2 Kono, 33, at the Korakuen Hall. It will be an encounter of the veteran campaigners. The Thailander crowned in two classes has been fluctuating as he looked strong in defeating our ringmen Takefumi Sakata and Nobuo Nashiro, but not so good in losing his WBA 112-pound belt to Daiki Kameda in 2010.



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Peterson-Jean heats up in frozen DC

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

It may freezing in Washington DC, but the four fighters competing in this Saturday night’s Showtime doubleheader braved the cold for a photo shoot at the DCB Fit Boxing Gym to discuss their upcoming bouts. In Saturday’s main event at DC Armory, local favorite Lamont Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KOs) will defend his IBF junior welterweight title against unbeaten #1-ranked Dierry Jean (25-0, 17 KOs), of Montreal by way of Haiti. USBA junior middleweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (22-0, 11 KOs), of Houston, risks his 154-pound belt and unbeaten record against two-time world title challenger Gabriel “King” Rosado (21-7, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, in the co-feature.

Here’s what the boxers said Wednesday:

Lamont Peterson: It was pretty cool to meet Dierry Jean for the first time today at the Showtime shoot. We didn’t say anything to each other. No words. We did a face-off, but that was it. I came in when he was here [at the boxing gym], we did our faceoff and then he left. I wasn’t expecting to say anything to him and it’s going to be that way. He is small, but kind of the size I thought he would be. Size doesn’t mean anything.

Dierry Jean: We have over 100 people that have bought ringside tickets. We have made sure that all arrangements have been made for everyone. We are doing everything the way we should be as if we are home. We are not here as tourists. We are here to get the job done, to take that belt and go back home with it. Look, I am here on a mission to bring that belt back. And having met Lamont, nothing changes. (more…)



January 23rd, 2014

UFC

FOX UFC Saturday Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC descends upon the Windy City of Chicago this weekend, and the undercard for the upcoming event is loaded with young, up and coming talent, including a featured bout pitting UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ little brother Sergio Pettis against Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres, as well as two of the best strikers in the bantamweight division when Eddie Wineland takes on Yves Jabouin.. . . More

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FOX UFC SATURDAY: Henderson vs. Thomson is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 and UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 78 PM ET/5 PM PT from Duluth, GA. Click here for more info



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia visits Knicks game

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBO Jr. Lightweight champion Mikey Garcia gives away two tickets to a lucky fan during the New York Knicks – Philadelphia 76ers game Wednesday night at Madision Square Garden in New York City for his first defense of his new world title against two-time world title challenger and current No. 1 contender Juan Carlos Burgos of Tijuana, Mexico. Garcia vs Burgos will take place on Saturday, January 25 and will be televised live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, on HBO Boxing After Dark. (more…)



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez wants to make a defense before facing Abner Mares in rematch

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez expects to make the first defense of his world title as soon as possible — before facing Abner Mares in a rematch. They were scheduled to meet February 15, but Mares pulled out with an injury. González and his promoter Oswaldo Kuchle will now meet this Friday in Mexico City to decide the immediate future of Gonzalez. Several names have been mentioned as possible opponents including #13 rated Clive Atwell, #3 rated Gary Russell Jr, #7 rated Viorel Simion, #19 rated Marvin Sonsona or #8 rated Carlos Zambrano. Gonzalez has a rematch clause to face Mares, but with Mares out of action at the moment due to injury, Promociones del Pueblo hopes to stage a Gonzalez defense in the Zocalo in Mexico City.



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Illinois boxing official Joel Campuzano returns to work after a 30-month paid leave. More

Dana White talks boxing and his new Boston-based reality show. More

Spokane TV station talks boxing with Andre Ward. More

Heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman prepares for Vincent Thompson this Saturday. More



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Szpilka late night training in NYC

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Open media training in New York was cancelled Wednesday because of cold and snowy conditions, but undefeated WBC #14 heavyweight Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs) spent more than an hour in the gym late at night getting ready for his clash against Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs). “I can’t wait. My fans are telling me that this is something special for them, than they want me to fight right. I feel the same — times ten!” said Szpilka. He is preparing to face WBC #4 rated Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden Theater, live on the HBO Boxing After Dark series.



January 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Lebedev-Jones II Update

By Gabriel F.Cordero

The WBA has announced that representatives of cruiserweight world champion Dennis Lebedev and “champion in recess” Guillermo “Felino” Jones have reached a definitive agreement for their rematch. The fight will take place in April in Russia at a place and date to be determined. Lebedev and Jones originally met met in May 2013 with Jones winning a war by late TKO. The WBA had called purse bid on next January 27 in Panama City. The details of the fight will be publicly announced at a press conference to be held next week in Russia.



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

New opponent for Mundine: Gunner Jackson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) will clash with Gunner Jackson (18-4-3, 6 KOs) over ten rounds at the Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on January 29 after original opponent Carson Jones from the USA was forced to withdraw because of a medical problem. Jackson resides in Auckland, New Zealand and is coming off a second round KO of Opeti Tagi. He was defeated by Adrian Taiha in 2013 by ten round decision in a New Zealand super middleweight title bout. Mundine is coming off a six round stoppage of Sugar Shane Mosley in November 2013.



January 22nd, 2014

AWE TV

Terence Crawford to Battle Ricky Burns for the WBO Lightweight World Championship

On Saturday afternoon, March 1st, Ricky Burns will make his 4th defense of the WBO Lightweight title when he takes on highly regarded and undefeated Terence Crawford in a 12-round bout from the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

The fight can be viewed live and exclusively across the United States on AWE, A Wealth of Entertainment.

“This world title fight showdown has the makings of a ‘fight of the year’. Crawford is undefeated and coming off some big wins. Burns is a proven champ. We’re ecstatic to be bringing this world-class title fight to boxing fans across the United States”, said Charles Herring, president of AWE.

Burns of Coatbridge, Scotland has a record of 36-2-1 with 11 knockouts and has not lost a fight in over seven years which spans 22 fights. He won the WBO Super Featherweight title with a thrilling 12 round unanimous decision over Roman Martinez. He made three defenses of his crown which includes wins over Andreas Evensen and Joseph Laryea. Burns then stopped former WBO Super featherweight champion Nicky Cook in one round. (more…)



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Adama: Golovkin picked the wrong fighter…ME!

Report & photos: Przemek Garczarczyk

Just a couple of days before leaving cold Chicago and boarding the plane for Monte Carlo, Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KOs) is all smiles and confidence in advance of his world title challenge against undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs)

“Everything went well during the duration of our training camp,” said Adama “It was the longest, hardest camp I had in 18 months, and it will be very visible against Golovkin. We worked the whole time to make me a better, different fighter. I don’t know what Abel Sanchez is expecting to see, but they he will be surprised and see a different guy on February 1. They pick the wrong fighter. Me!” photos



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Presidency Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

After 38 years, the presidency of the World Boxing Council is vacant following the recent death of its longtime leader Jose Sulaiman. The WBC Board of Governors will now elect a new president in the coming weeks. Unofficially there are a number of candidates, with the frontrunner being Jose Sulaiman’s son Mauricio Sulaiman. Other names that could be in the mix include Belgian Bob Logist, Thai Kovid Bhakdibhumi, American Rex Walker, Britain’s Charles Giles, Tunisian Houcine Houichi and Korean Ju Hwan Kim.

“The World Council is strong and united with its ten federations where there are people with much ability and desire to continue fighting for boxing. For now it’s very important to maintain the commitment to continue the legacy of Jose Sulaiman. The main objective is that the WBC remains the number one boxing organization,” said Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBC Executive Secretary who is currently serving as acting president.

For the moment, Mauricio says he isn’t thinking about or discussing the possibility of taking over for his father. “These are days of reflection and conversation about the life of my father and keeping in touch with all those who identified with my father.”



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Antonio Orozco back in action Friday

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The New Year paints to be a good one for undefeated light welterweight Antonio Orozco (18-0, 14KOs) of San Diego, CA. The first step in that direction is this Friday night when he faces the much more experienced Miguel Angel Huerta (27-11-1, 18KOs) in a ten round contest from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA, and televised by Fox Sports 1. The main event, Orozco’s first on a network, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

The twenty-six year old Orozco is as much a blue chip prospect as they come. A strong amateur pedigree, signed to a name manager in the likes of Frank Espinoza (who guides the career of Abner Mares, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Olympian Oscar Valdez among others) and under the banner of arguably the biggest promotional company in the business, Orozco is just now getting some of the recognition he deserves.

For Orozco, geography has something to do with it, “we obviously know that L.A. is the mecca of boxing in the west coast. We are at a little disadvantage being here in San Diego but thanks to Fightnews and other sites that cover boxing; my name is getting out there.” (more…)



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Ruenroeng wins vacant IBF flyweight title with victory over Fuentes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a bout for the vacant IBF flyweight title, unbeaten former Beijing 2008 Olympian and IBF #7 rated Amnat Ruenroeng (12-0, 5 KOs) of Thailand scored a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #5 Rocky Fuentes (35-7-2, 20 KOs) of the Philippines on Wednesday night at Liptapanlop Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. It was a competitive scrap with both fighters having their moments, but Ruenroeng was a deserved winner. Scores were 117-111, 116-112, 116-112.

The bout was for the title formerly held by Moruti Mthalane, who was stripped of the belt for refusing to defend against Ruenroeng.

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January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo and El Perro both promise action, is a new Mexican rivalry brewing?

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Former super welterweight champion Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) and Mexican slugger Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) are set to clash Saturday March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime pay-per view. The fighters met and faced off Tuesday afternoon at the Café Pinot in the outdoor plaza at the Los Angeles Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. The bout shapes up as a classic all-Mexican showdown.

“I feel enthusiastic to be back in the ring and I’m just awaiting the night of the fight,” Canelo told Fightnews.com

Angulo told us, “This is a very important fight. It’s interesting because many are wondering about this one, in fact many years ago people in Mexico and in the U.S. wanted to see this fight!” (more…)



January 22nd, 2014

UFC

FOX UFC Saturday Main Card Fantasy Preview

There will be a laundry list of top ten fighters on display when the UFC returns to Chicago on Saturday night for the latest installment of the FOX UFC Saturday series, this time showcasing former lightweight champion Benson Henderson in his first fight since dropping the title when he faces former Strikeforce king Josh Thomson.. . . More

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FOX UFC SATURDAY: Henderson vs. Thomson is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 and UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 78 PM ET/5 PM PT from Duluth, GA. Click here for more info



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

ABC News has a feature on Thailand’s brutal child boxing scene. More

Tony Bellew to make his debut as a cruiserweight in Liverpool on March 15. More

The state of Filipino boxing and its contenders: More

George Groves says he’s “waiting for Carl Froch.” More



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo, Angulo Kickoff Presser Quotes

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Hundreds of fans turned out on a Tuesday afternoon to witness up close and personal Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez, fan favorite Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and four other world-class action fighters for a jam-packed press conference hosted by Golden Boy Promotions to formally announce “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo,” a four-fight PPV telecast on March 8 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Joining the popular main event fighters at the Los Angeles Central Public Library Outdoor Plaza undefeated Two-Division World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, former Three-Time World Champion Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares and Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez, a brother of Canelo Alvarez,

Moments before the press conference officially began, a nervous Angulo had several inches of his shoulder-length hair cut. It will be donated to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, who emceed the proceedings, mentioned that “almost 6,000″ seats had already been sold for the event and that he expected “a full house.”

Canelo Alvarez: Alfredo Angulo is a very strong fighter, and he knows how to come forward. He knows how to throw a punch and take a punch and he comes to fight. I’m sure you want to see a fight and you don’t want to see a guy who is going to be running all night. I’ve prepared myself very well to give you all a great fight. I’m glad Alfredo has some fans here today, but my fans are better.

Alfredo Angulo: I’m the same Alfredo Angulo as I’ve always been and I’m going to always give the fans great fights. I think that I earn respect in my fights and March 8 is going to be no different. He knows the heart that I have. He’s knows it very well; that the advantage I have over him. I know I have some doubters. But if you doubt me, go ahead and look up my fights on YouTube. (more…)



January 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Full and uncut Canelo-Angulo press conference



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Felix Verdejo hits New York City

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Undefeated Lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo arrives in New York City from Puerto Rico for his upcoming feature fight against Lauro Alcantar of Mexico on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia vs Juan Carlos Burgos card, Saturday, January 25 and televised live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, on HBO Boxing After Dark®.

The Garcia – Burgos world championship event will be promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Warriors Boxing Promotions, Madison Square Garden and Tecate. Remaining tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (86-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com. photos



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Inductees Announced

The first father-son combination of Floyd Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the announcement of the Class of 2014 inductees heading into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF). The third annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The NYSBHOF is sponsored by Ring 8

“This is another very strong class of inductees,” Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. “We are honoring New York’s finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York.” (more…)



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Larry Merchant talks young US heavyweights, Szpilka-Jennings, Polish fighters

By Przemek Garczarczyk



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia-Burgos, Huck-Arslan WBO officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, January 25, in the world title defenses of champions Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia and Marco Huck, to be held in United States and Germany, respectively.

At the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, USA, the WBO junior lightweight (130 pounds) champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) will defend his crown for the first time against the #1 ranked Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs). For this fight the referee will be Harvey Dock, from United States. The judges for the Garcia-Burgos clash, a Top Rank presentation, will be Julie Lederman, Michael Pernick and John Poturaj, all three from United States. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan.

At the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the WBO cruiserweight (200 pounds) champion Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KOs) will make his 12th defense versus the #1 ranked Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs) in a Sauerland Event presentation. For this fight the referee will be Mark Nelson, from United States. The judges for the bout between Huck and Arslan are Andre Van Grootenbruel, from Belgium, Donald Trella, from United States and Terry O’Connor, from United Kingdom. The WBO supervisor for this bout will be Istvan “Koko” Kovacs.



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Ray Robinson tops Feb. 21 Dover, DE card

By Rick Scharmberg

IBF #15-ranked welterweight Ray “The New Ray Robinson” Robinson (16-2, 7 KOs) will headline the February 21 show against an opponent to be named at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Robinson last fought on August 2, 2013, when he won the vacant USBA welterweight title with a spectacular seventh round KO over Ray “The Emperor” Narh at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. Robinson has won five straight fights since dropping a decision to current IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter in a nationally televised bout back in 2010. (more…)



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

No U.S. TV for Golovkin-Adama?

By Karl Freitag

U.S. boxing fans will apparently be shut out of seeing a television broadcast of WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s February 1 world title defense against Chicago-based Osumanu Adama. Citing “logistics,” HBO (which has an exclusive deal to televise Golovkin’s bouts in the U.S.), has announced will not carry the fight. However, Canadian television rights distributor Octapixx will be providing the fight card from Monte Carlo to millions of viewers from all over the world, and it’s very easy for a network to pick up a satellite feed and add their own announcers either on-site or remotely. HBO could easily air this card if they really wanted to.



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia and Burgos ready to go

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBO jr. lightweight champion and 2013 Fighter of the Year nominee Mikey Garcia and two-time world title challenger and current #1 contender Juan Carlos Burgos worked out for the press during “Media Day” in New York City. Garcia will be making his first defense of his 130lb world title. Garcia vs. Burgos will take place on Saturday and will be televised live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, on HBO Boxing After Dark. The Garcia-Burgos world championship event will be promoted by Top Rank in association with Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Warriors Boxing Promotions, Madison Square Garden and Tecate. Remaining tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.

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January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo, Angulo Quick Quotes

Former super welterweight world champion and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and former interim junior middleweight world champion Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo held an international media conference call Tuesday to discuss their PPV clash taking place on March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez: We made the decision that Angulo had the best style for me. He’s strong, comes forward and is exciting. A good fight for the fans…I’m not taking him lightly.

[On losing to Mayweather] Nobody ever wants to lose, but I see it as a learning experience and I’m going to take the best out of it.

Alfredo Angulo: I have a very good game plan, we’ve been working hard and I think people are going to be very surprised…Canelo is a great fighter, but on March 8, the fans will find out which Mexican fighter will stay on top!



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley II

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley are poised to face each other in a rematch on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a source from the US told Fightnews and Manila Bulletin on Tuesday. The press tour will start next month with LA and New York as stops. More details will be revealed next week.



January 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Unbeaten cruisers added to Stieglitz-Abraham card

IBF Youth cruiserweight beltholder Dennis Ronert (19-0, 14 KOs) meets Shefat Isufi (12-0-2, 8 KOs) in a clash of unbeaten hot prospects on the big March 1 title card at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. The main event is the third match in the trilogy between WBO champion Robert Stieglutz and former two division champion Arthur Abraham. Unbeaten WBO/WBF female middleweight champion Christina Hammer will also defend her belts.



January 21st, 2014




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