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By Alexey Sukachev and Andrey Bazdrev
Balashikha, a small satellite city four kilometers to the east of Moscow, can host a championship doubleheader, says well known Russian manager Vladimir Hrunov. The preliminary date is October 10, and the whole tournament can land at the local ice arena. “We are working hard to arrange a world class show in this beautiful city and we hope to get two title fights for cruiserweight Denis Lebedev and bantamweight Alexander Bakhtin. Though it will be a tough task to accomplish, I see a positive trend and, with the help of my partners, I wish to stage here something really memorable.” (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction Golden Gloves Promotions presents a Box and Dine tournament at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa on Tuesday, July 28 which will feature some rising young stars. Young prospects like Grant Fourie, Johnny Muller, Robbie Lombard and Deon Coetzee will be featured. Also on the bill will be the more experienced Ronnie Lategan, Steven Castle and Ben Monareng. (more…)
DiBella Entertainment is bringing its signature series, Broadway Boxing, back to the place it was meant to be: under the bright lights of New York City. The popular series will return August 26th and BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in the heart of Times Square. The main event will feature unbeaten junior welterweight Joelo Torres (10-0-1, 6 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The undercard is already shaping up as former Olympian Argenis Mendez, unbeaten heavyweight Tor Hamer, and exciting youngsters Luis Del Valle and Eddie Irizarry are on tap to perform. “There’s no place like New York City for boxing, and there’s no place for boxing in New York City like BB Kings,” said promoter Lou DiBella. “It brings me great pleasure to bring the Broadway Boxing series back to Times Square, and I promise to deliver a night of hot, summer action.” Tickets are $55-$125. Call 212-947-2577.
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has announced the undercard to the August 1 show at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT headlined by the clash for the vacant IBF Welterweight championship between Delvin Rodriguez and Isaac Hlatshwayo. In the co-feature, unbeaten U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (5-0, 4 KOs) meets veteran Chad Greenleaf (11-12-1, 5 KOs) in his first scheduled six round middleweight contest. Also, undefeated middleweight Tarvis Simms (24-0-1, 11 KOs) battles a TBA, welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano (9-0, 5KO) faces journeyman Jessie Davis (11-13, 8KO), light heavyweight Yathomas Riley (6-0, 4 KOs) faces TBA and “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Maureen Shea (13-1, 7 KOs) takes on Lindsay Garbatt (2-2, 2 KOs). Tickets are $30-$125, on sale now through Ticketmaster.
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Undefeated featherweight prospect Carney “Beeper” Bowman will head to the mound this Saturday night, July 25th at 7pm to throw out the first pitch before the baseball game between the York Revolution and the Somerset Patriots at Sovereign Bank Stadium.. . Click here for more
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Popular Australian cruiserweight Danny Price (5-1-1, 3 KOs) will be in action Friday against Moses Ioelu (2-6) over eight rounds in the main event at Revesby Workers Club, Revesby, NSW, Australia. Price is a top drawcard and the ‘house full’ sign goes up every time he fights. In a supporting welterweight bout, Alex Ahtong (3-2-2) will clash with Jurland Ceniza (7-17-1, 4 KOs). Promoter is former outstanding Australian lightweight and welterweight Paul Nasari.
Following the highly controversial ending of their first encounter, Martin Rogan and Sam Sexton had to meet again to settle their unfinished business once and for all. And promoter Frank Warren has done just that. The rematch between the two feuding heavyweights will take place on Friday 9th October at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and it could eclipse the drama of their first fight. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Two interesting rematches will be the co-feature bouts on the Baltimore Pro Boxing card on Saturday, July 25 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD. The main event has undefeated Baltimore welterweight prospect James “Keep ‘Em Sleepin’” Stevenson (9-0, 8 KOs) in an eight round rematch against Ken Dunham of Charlotte, NC (6-8, 4 KOs) that will be for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Americas and the North American Boxing Council (NABC) welterweight titles. (more…)
Spanish lightweight Luca Giacon (7-0, 7 KOs) extended his undefeated career to seven fights by destroying Panamanian Isaac Carpintero (2-4) on Tuesday night. At 1:13 of the second round, referee Abdiel Barragan stopped the fight scheduled for 6, the first of nine bouts presented at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama. In the main event, minimumweight Luis Alberto Rios (10-0, 6 KOs) stopped Walter Tello (13-3, 6 KOs) in round four.
“Hook City” has gone green, using Australian import and 2-time world champion Danny “Green Machine” Green, that is, and environmental issues aside, rest assured, Al Gore will not be working his corner August 15th in Biloxi.
Green fights South American champion Julio Cesar “La Furia” Dominguez in the 12-round co-feature for the vacant IBO cruiserweight championship. The “Hook City” pay-per-view show, headlined by two of the best left-hook punchers in boxing, 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and former 2-time super middleweight title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs, will air live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi . . . Click here for more
Carney “Beeper” Bowman, the Fighting Pride of Central Pennsylvania, will battle hard hitting Dominican Delvin Placencia in the main event at “The Battle of York 4” on Saturday, August 1st at the Sovereign Bank Stadium, home of the York Revolution baseball team . . . Click here for more
WEC® bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres throws out the first pitch at Thursday’s historic Chicago White Sox game. The 28-year-old, preparing for his Aug. 9 title defense against Brian Bowles at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, got the ball rolling for White Sox star Mark Buehrle. Following Torres’ lead, Buehrle threw an epic perfect game, leading Chicago past Tampa Bay 5-0 in Major League Baseball action.
Interview by Jacob Chavez
Heavyweight veteran and two-time world title challenger Fres “The Big O” Oquendo (30-5, 19 KOs) returns to the ring this Friday in quest for another title shot. In his way stands former world champion Bruce “The Atlantic City Express” Seldon (40-7, 36 KOs). The Oquendo vs. Seldon contest is the headliner of the 8 Count Production “Windy City Fight Night 4” event at the UIC Pavilion near Chicago’s downtown, where Oquendo fought just one month ago against a less than eager Mark Brown . . . Click here for more
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Some interesting news coming out of the DC/Maryland/VA area. Smithsburg, MD junior welterweight Dean “Pit Bull” White (14-10-1, 7 KOs) taking on Ryan Belasco of New Castle, DE (11-2-3, 3 KOs) in an eight round main event for the WBF USA title on Friday, July 24 at Dover Downs in Dover, DE. White needs a win badly as he has lost five in a row. Belasco, meanwhile, is on a six bout winning streak. Two local pro boxers continue their dual roles as promoters by teaming up for an amateur show on Saturday, July 25. Baltimore, MD light heavyweight Mike “The Persecutor” Paschall and Columbia, MD junior middleweight Tony “Mo Better” Jeter will co-promote a card at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD. (more…)
Unbeaten WBO 140 pound champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs) of North Palm Springs, Calif., and challenger and former unified lightweight belt-holder Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (33-5-1, 25 KOs) participated in a spirited conference call on Thursday to discuss their eagerly awaited showdown on Saturday, Aug. 1, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). The Bradley-Campbell scheduled 12 rounder will follow a second 140 pound world title fight on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. In the first half of a world championship doubleheader, undefeated, No. 2 rated Devon Alexander “The Great” (18-0, 11 KOs) of St. Louis will face No. 3 Junior Witter (37-2-2, 22 KOs) of England for the WBC strap that Bradley voluntarily relinquished. The biggest boxing event in the history of The Coachella Valley in Southern California will emanate from The Show at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. It will be promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions in association with Don King Productions and Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa. Limited tickets are still available purchase online at www.HotWaterCasino.com/TheShow or by calling (800) 585-3737. (more…)
By Alexey Sukachev and Leonid Yuryev
As it was previously announced by Fightnews, Kazakh light heavyweight marvel Beibut Shumenov (8-0, 6 KOs) will face the reigning WBA champion Gabriel Campillo (18-2-1, 6 KOs) for his title on August 15 in Kazakhstan. It was confirmed today by the sources at KZ Event Productions that this fight will land in Astana, the capital of the state. Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev is invited to visit the show and he will most probably be in attendance for this match-up. WBA #7 (as well as the WBO #9 and the WBC #15) Shumenov will try to become the third ever world champion from Kazakhstan, following former cruiserweight star Vassily Jirov (IBF champion in 1999-2003) and super featherweight Anatoly Alexandrov (WBO titlist in 1998-1999). Should he be victorious in his ninth fight as a pro the next month, Beibut will also set a world record in his weight class for winning the title in a minimal number of bouts. The pro debut of former amateur standout Abzal Adambaev (at super featherweight limit) is expected in undercard in addition to previously announced fights.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian heavyweight champion John Hopoate (12-3, 11 KOs) dominated Bob Mirovic (29-21-2, 20 KOs) in a rematch over ten rounds at the AIS arena, Canberra, ACT, Australia on Thursday. The powerful Hopoate, 253lbs, controlled the action in all the rounds as he bulldozed the 6.5″ Mirovic, 264 lbs, and consistently connected with hard head and body shots that visibly hurt the veteran. A right hand to the head in round seven staggered Mirovic but he remained upright and in round eight Big Bob complained to the referee Brian McMahon that Hoppa was trying to break his arm in the clinches. In their first fight in 2008 Mirovic’s arm was broken. Both fighters were fatigued in rounds nine and ten and at the conclusion Hopoate was declared the winner by scores Anthony Shipley 99-90, Pat Oconnell 97-94, Bernie McMahon 99-91. For more details and photos click here…
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to action on Sept. 5 on Top Rank’s Latin Fury 11 in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Chavez was slated to headline Saturday’s show in the same city, but was forced to pull out after a rib injury hampered his training. His opponent and the entire fight card will soon be announced…..
Talented, once beaten prospect Marvin Quintero (16-1, 12 KOs) hopes to continue his ascension through the ranks with a win over hard hitting veteran Tyrone Harris (23-5, 15 KOs) in a 10 round junior lightweight bout on Friday, July 31, live on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). In the co-feature, undefeated bantamweight prospect Chris Avalos (10-0, 8 KOs) will take on knockout artist Andre Wilson (11-2-1, 9 KOs) in an eight round bantamweight bout. The event is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and will originate from Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. (more…)
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