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Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Photos: SKIP Entertainment Premier Boxing Champions on CBS fighters were joined by media and fans Thursday at a workout at the PAL Gym ...

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LA Fight Club Weights

LA Fight Club Weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6 Everton Lopes 136 vs. Omar Tineda 136 "Chimpa" Gonzalez 131 vs. Luis ...

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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) from ...

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Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano / Showtime Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida is two ...

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Boxing News

Frampton, Gonzalez make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Carl Frampton 121.6 vs. Cobrita Gonzalez Jr. 121.4
(IBF jr featherweight title)

Chris Arreola 246.8 vs. Fred Kassi at 225

Venue: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas
Promoter: TGB Promotions/Warriors Boxing
TV: CBS

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July 17th, 2015


Boxing News

Sweden approves first 12-rounder since 1968

It’s official! Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) will defend his IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title against Oleksandr Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) on September 19 in Nyköping, Sweden. In a landmark moment for Swedish boxing, the country’s Martial Arts Delegation has approved Team Sauerland’s application for the undefeated 24-year-old to box 12 x 3 minute rounds. Skoglund will become the first male boxer to compete in a 12 round title fight on Swedish soil since a ban on professional boxing in 1969.

“This is the happiest day of my life,” said Skoglund on hearing the news. “It means everything to me to bring the sport back to Sweden. Boxing has been forbidden since 1969 and although it came back to some degree in 2006, this is going to be the first twelve-round title fight since 1968. We’re making history now and it feels unbelievable!”

“We’re delighted that the Swedish commission have accepted our application,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “This is a historic decision and we’re ecstatic that Erik will be able to showcase his skills in front of his home fans in Nyköping.”



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Former Australian champion turned terrorist killed

By David Finger

Mohammad Elomar, who emerged as one of the worlds most infamous boxers, has reportedly been killed in a coalition airstrike in northern Iraq last month. Although his fellow Australian Khaled Sharrouf was believed to have been killed as well, it was later revealed that Sharrouf was not with Elomar at the time and survived the coalition airstrike. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott later expressed confidence that Elomar was killed before adding that both Elomar and Sharrouf were ‘evil terrorists.’ But final confirmation came earlier this month Elomar’s 14-year-old second wife sent a message to her grandmother in Australia confirming the death of her husband. (more…)



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigg-Martinez/Perez-Crolla make weight

Scott Quigg 121.75 vs. Kiko Martinez 121.6
(WBA “regular” super bantamweight title)

Darleys Perez 134.5 vs. Anthony Crolla 134.5
(WBA “regular” lightweight title)

Martin Murray 169 vs. Mirzet Bajretarevic 171.5
Sam Eggington 146.75 vs. Glenn Foot 145.5

Venue: Manchester Arena in Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: SKY (UK)



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham, Stieglitz make weight

Photos: Sebastian Heger

Arthur Abraham 167.6 vs Robert Stieglitz 167.3
WBO World Super Middleweight Championship

Vincent Feigenbutz 166.2 vs Mauricio Reynoso 167.6
Noel Gevor 197.8 vs Lukasz Rusiewicz 201.7
Mike Keta 161.6 vs Aliklych Kanbolatov 159.2
Stefan Haertel 168.7 vs Maurice Possiti 168.7
Anthony Ogogo 161.4 vs Ruslan Schelev 162.9
Enrico Koelling 174.8 vs Vasyl Kondor 176.4
Leon Bauer 165.3 vs Misa Nikolic TBA

Promoter: Sauerland Promotions
Venue: Gerry Weber Stadium

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July 17th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Glasgow at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites and the lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Evan Dunham, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland at 1pm ET / 10am PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 11am ET / 8am PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 10am ET / 7am PT.

MAIN EVENT
Thales Leites (185) VS Michael Bisping (185)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Evan Dunham (156) VS Ross Pearson (155)
Ivan Jorge (154) VS Joe Duffy (155)
Cortney Casey (114) VS Joanne Calderwood (115)
Pawel Pawlak (170) VS Leon Edwards (169)
Leonardo Mafra (155) VS Stevie Ray (155)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Vaughan Lee (126) VS Paddy Holohan (126)
Hans Stringer (205) VS Ilir Latifi (206)
Michael Lebout (155) VS Teemu Packalen (155)
Paul Redmond (145) VS Robert Whiteford (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Jimmie Rivera (135) VS Marcus Brimage (136)
Chris de la Rocha (245) VS Daniel Omielanczuk (242)

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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, July 18 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT . . . Click here for more



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

James Toney: I’m going to keep going until I feel like stopping

James “Lights Out” Toney (76-9-3, 46 KOs) has fought at the elite level for more than three decades and is a sure first ballot Hall of Famer. However, Toney at 46 continues to fight on. Many have questioned why Toney is still fighting. Toney issued a statement to explain his reasons.

I’ve seen reports as well as comments made by boxing fans & media questioning me on why I continue to box at the age of 46. I still box because it’s what I do best, boxing is in my blood, till this day… as always I will fight any boxer out there at any time and any place. I have had over 90 pro fights in my career and not once have I ever been knocked out nor has anybody beaten my ass, even when I sustained a hairline fracture on my knee or when I had a torn bicep and tricep.

People like to talk sh!t about me but name one fight that you saw me get beat badly… good luck finding that! In my 20s, 30s, and even now in my 40’s it’s never happened! I’m one of the best to ever do it, period! I still have that burning desire to go out there and fight the best of the best. I’m in shape and I’m very determined to show everybody that I’m still one of the best out there. I’ve never ducked, dodged, nor made up excuses, I handled my business.

So unless a fighter out there can knock me out then I don’t want to hear anything from anybody. I do this for me, my family, and my real fans… and until one man can stop me I’m going to keep going until I feel like stopping!

– James “Lights Out” Toney



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford to appear in Western Nebraska

By Bill Green

The 2014 Fighter of the Year and current WBO super lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford ­is traveling out west. To Western Nebraska that is. Crawford already has an enormous legion of fans in Eastern Nebraska, as evidenced by his back-to-back sellouts of over 12,000 strong at the CenturyLink Center, located in the heart of downtown Omaha, Nebraska. However, Western Nebraska fans have craved for their champion to make an appearance. On July 25, fight fans will get their chance. BG Sports Entertainment and Classic Promotions will be promoting a ­pro boxing card in Gering, Nebraska.

The card will featuring a list of local boxers including former Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Alfredo Martinez (3-­0, 1 KO) of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

One big reason that helped bring Crawford out west is to showcase his new promotional company called B & B Boxing Promotions. The promotional company consists of Crawford himself and longtime co-­manager and lead trainer Brian “BoMac” McIntyre. The company is already scheduled to host their first show in late August and are quickly signing top prospects out of the Midwest. (more…)



July 17th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Glasgow Fantasy Preview

For the first time in history the Octagon will land in Scotland for UFC Fight Night in Glasgow, with middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Thales Leites in the main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, July 18 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT . . . Click here for more



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Yang, Cuenca make weight

Ik Yang 139.8 vs. Cesar Cuenca 139.4
(IBF jr. welterweight title)

Nonito Donaire 123 vs. Anthony Settoul 123
Denis Shafikov 136 vs. Roy Mukhlis 133
Jose Ramirez 141 vs. Ryusei Yoshida 141
Rex Tso 116 vs. Khunkhiri Wor Wisaruth 119
Kuok Kun Ng 146 vs. Phompetch Twins Gym 146
Qu Peng 174 vs. Michael Van Nimwegen 174
Zulpikar Maimaitiali 166 vs. Joo Young Kwon 166

Venue: The Venetian Macao, Macau, China
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: TopRank.tv/UniMas



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee, FL

Photos: All Star Boxing

Daniel Rosario 154 vs. Aaron Garcia 153
Yunier Dorticos 200 vs. Galen Brown 201
Robert Burwell 157 vs. Luis Garcia 151
Jovan Perez 144 vs. Juan Aguirre 147
Alex Roman 122 vs. Edgardo Marin 121
Moises Carasquillo 161 vs. Marqus Jackson 157
Anthony Arvelo Jr. 160 vs. Michael Ramos 159
Sahret Delgado 227 vs. Broward Holsey 315
Edwin Alvarez 262 vs. Grover Young 252

Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, FL
Promoter: Tuto Zabala Jr./All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

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July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former champ Ricky Hatton to train Reuben Arrowsmith

Carl Frampton ready for American debut

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal on Southpaw role: “I knew nothing about boxing”

The unlikely journey of former female featherweight champ Deirdre Gogarty



July 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Showtime/CBS El Paso Press Conference

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Fighters competing on the huge Premier Boxing Champions on CBS and Showtime Championship Boxing cards held an open to the public final press conference Thursday before they enter the ring this Saturday, July 18 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

The evening event on Showtime features Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) returning to the ring to face Marco Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs). In the co-main event, Puerto Rican Olympian McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) takes on Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 14 KOs) of the Philippines for the IBF Junior Bantamweight World Championship. Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with undefeated 140-pound contender Amir “Young Master” Imam (17-0, 14 KOs) meeting former world title challenger Fernando “La Fiera” Angulo (29-9, 16 KOs) in a world title eliminator.

The afternoon’s PBC on CBS event is headlined by undefeated Irish superstar Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) taking on Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr. (25-1-2, 15 KOs). Televised coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with a heavyweight showdown between Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) and “Big” Fred Kassi, (18-3-0, 10 KOs).

Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday:

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr:
“I know I have a tough opponent in front of me. I’m ready. I’ve prepared very well with Robert Garcia. He has a great trainer too in Nacho Beristain. I’ve recovered well from my last fight. I had too much time away from boxing before. On Saturday everyone will see me at my best. When two Mexican fighters take the ring, there’s going to be a lot of action. You don’t want to miss any of this one.”

Marco Reyes
“I have a great deal of admiration and respect for Julio Sr. and Julio Jr. There is something magical that happens when two Mexican fighters step in the ring. I am very determined and ready to put on amazing performance. I will leave my all in the ring against Chavez Jr.”

(more…)



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

Antoine Douglas 159.8 vs. Istvan Szili 159.4
(IBO Intercontinental title)
Arif Magomedov 160 vs. Derrick Webster 158.3
(NABO Middleweight Title)
Adam Lopez 118.6 vs. Eliezer Aquino 118.5
(WBA FEDELATIN and WBC Latino Super Bantamweight titles)
Jerry Odom 168.3 vs. Samuel Clarkson 172.2

Manny Folly 121.4 vs. Jose Garcia 120.6
Rickey Nuno 154.9 vs. Tim Kunkel 155.3
Christopher Brooker 168.4 vs. Botirsher Obidov 167.9
Rob Brant 163.1 vs. Ernesto Berrospe 162
Samuel Teah 138.8 vs. Raymond Velez 139.4

Venue: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Promoters: GH3 Promotions in association with Kings Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions and Main Events
TV: Showtime

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July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuenca: Yang is going to be in very deep and very uncharted waters

Undefeated No. 1 junior welterweight contender Cesar “El Distinto” Cuenca of Argentina is just three victories shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s hallowed 49-0 record. He will be looking to cut that victory deficit on Saturday when he battles undefeated No. 2 world-rated contender “IK” Lian Hui Yang of China, for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight world title in the main event of “Victory at The Venetian,” at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. The fight will be streamed live to the U.S. via www.toprank.tv, beginning at 6:00 a.m. ET.

Cuenca (46-0, 2 KOs) is tied with Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe for third place on boxing’s all-time list of undefeated fighters, behind Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Marciano.

“I made my pro debut in 2002 and I have climbed up the ratings the old-fashioned way, by winning,” said Cuenca, 34. “No one ever did me any favors. I earned my No. 1 world rating by beating everyone who has been put in front of me in the ring for the past 13 years. I have probably boxed more rounds professionally than anyone of my era. Lots of fighters claim they train to go the distance but I really do.” (more…)



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Sportsbook tabs Mayweather as an 80:1 favorite

Online sportsbook bet365.com has posted odds on the proposed September 12 Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto fight. Floyd is listed as an 80:1 favorite (-8000). Berto backers can get +1600. This is Mayweather’s final bout in his record-breaking six-fight Showtime deal. Floyd is looking to bring his career mark to 49-0. Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) is the current WBA “interim” welterweight champion.



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Rhode Island

Vladine Biosse 170 vs. Chris Chatman 168
Nick Delomba vs. Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147
Jean Pierre Augustin 219 vs. Solomon Maye 220
Thomas Gifford 172 vs. Edwin Espinal 175
Khiary Gray-Pitts 157 vs. Antonio Fernandes 157
Scott Sullivan 145 vs. Angel Valdez 146
Jacob Solis 133 vs. Matt Doherty 135
Julio Perez 138 vs. Rafael Francis 139

Venue: Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI
Promoter: CES



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Price-Teper still on

By Przemek Garczarczyk

After a six-hour stand off in a dispute over gloves, heavyweight David Price will go through with his European title fight with Erkan Teper. Lead promoter Z!-Promotion GmbH was concerned enough with the impasse to be looking for a replacement, but Price’s promoter Sauerland Event finally announced “We have a fight! David Price gonna do the business tomorrow.”



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Las Vegas declares July 20 “Sergey Kovalev Day”

Unbeaten IBF, WBA and WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will receive a proclamation from Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow proclaiming Monday, July 20, as “Sergey Kovalev Day on the Las Vegas Strip and throughout Clark County.” The honor comes five days before Kovalev makes his long-awaited Sin City debut on the HBO-televised card promoted by Main Events Saturday, July 25, at Mandalay Bay. Kovalev faces #1-ranked contender Nadjib Mohammedi in the 12-round championship bout.

It’s a pretty good bet that Adonis Stevenson and Jean Pascal will not be attending the ceremony.



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC throws out Juarez-Taborda result, orders rematch, suspends judges

After analyzing what happened last Saturday in Acapulco, the World Boxing Counci, in coordination with FECOMBOX, has declared the bout between Mariana Juarez and Lorena Taborda a “No Contest.” Twenty official judges certified by the WBC scored the fight on video. In spite of there being an acknowledged and enormous difference between watching a fight live at ringside, as opposed to seeing it on TV, the results were unanimous and the conclusion was to declare the match a “No Contest” and the scorecards of two Judges as unacceptable. The consensus scorecard was 97-93 in favor of Taborda.

The official scorecards had popular Mexican boxing icon Mariana Juarez winning by controversial split decision:

Herminio Cuevas: 96-95 in favor of Juarez
Abraham Ibarra: 96-94 in favor of Juarez
Enrique Lopez: 96-94 in favor of Taborda

Judges Cuevas and Ibarra along with Supervisor Luis Medina were suspended for two months. They will undergo training, evaluation and specific certification by the World Boxing Council Ring Officials Committee.



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Price, Teper weigh-in ahead of Euro title showdown

Photo: Team Sauerland

David Price (19-2, 16 KOs) and Erkan Teper (14-0, 9 KOs) took to the scales today ahead of their European Heavyweight title fight on Friday night at the MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Price, who tipped the scales at 249.3, looked in fine form as he attempts to wrestle the vacant European crown from the undefeated Teper, weighing in at 252.

“I feel great,” said the former British and Commonwealth Champion. “I’m calm, collected and ready to go. This is a good weight for me. I’ve come in a little lighter than my last fight, but I’ve had a longer camp so that’s to be expected. I honestly believe I’m in the best shape of my career. Now I just want to get in there and get the job done. I’m not worried about Teper, I just need to concentrate on what I’m doing. He’s a good boxer, he’s undefeated and has some decent wins on his record, but he’s never fought anyone like me. Mentally and physically, I couldn’t be better prepared. I’m 100% confident and ready to bring the belt home!”



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs headlines Night of Heavyweight Champions

The Heavyweight Factory will present “World Heavyweight Champs – Saturday Night Fight” at Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 5. The “Heavyweights Collide!”-themed event will feature more than 10 world heavyweight champions in attendance, including former two-time heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs who will enter the ring against an opponent to be named. Other world heavyweight champions expected to attend include Wladimir Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Ray Mercer, Tony Tucker, Michael Bentt, Pinklon Thomas, Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks.

“This represents a dream I have for professional boxing – more world heavyweight champions together in one place than ever before,” said Kris Lawrence, owner of The Heavyweight Factory. “And one of them, Shannon Briggs – already a former two-time heavyweight champion of the world—chasing his own dream of defeating yet another world heavyweight champion.”

Tickets cost $154, $104 and $54. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Browne to face Basile in tuneup

Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) will engage in a warm up contest against 41-year-old Argentinian Gonzalo Basile (66-11, 30 KOs) next month before switching his attention to WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev. The heavy-hitting Aussie is the current mandatory challenger for Chagaev’s crown, but a series of uncontrollable issues have led to the fight being delayed. Now, Hatton Promotions has taken the decision to allow Lucas to defend his WBA Intercontinental title in Melbourne on August 14.

“It’s a very tough fight and a potential banana skin for Lucas, but everyone knows how hard he hits and I think Lucas will score another knockout,” Ricky said. “Lucas is the kind of guy who wants to fight every week and he’s obviously been disappointed with the delay [to the Chagaev bout], but he now understands that it’s not the fault of Hatton Promotions or the WBA. Chagaev’s people wanted to delay the fight so they could face Francesco Pianeta and paid Lucas money to step aside. That fight got pushed back and then Fres Oquendo went through the courts to get a rematch with Chagaev. (more…)



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather Deal with Berto Not Done … Yet

By TMZ Sports

Andre Berto has NOT signed on the dotted line to fight Floyd Mayweather on September 12th … but they’re getting there … sources connected to the deal tell TMZ Sports. As we previously reported, Mayweather dropped Berto’s name as a possible opponent — and Berto WANTS to fight Floyd — but the fact of the matter is the deal has not been finalized. Our sources tell us … the two sides have spoken — but without a firm deal in place, we’re told Mayweather’s camp is still reaching out to other potential opponents in case Berto falls through. That being said, our sources tell us it’s pretty likely the two sides WILL come to an agreement — this isn’t at all like the Pacquiao situation which took FOREVER to close. We’re told there should be some significant movement in the next few days. Stay tuned …



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigg: Kiko isn’t ready for the best of me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Scott Quigg says Kiko Martinez is the most dangerous opponent of his reign as WBA World Super Bantamweight champion as they clash for the title on Saturday (July 18) at the Manchester Arena live on Sky Sports – but says the challenger is not ready for the new and improved champion.

Quigg swatted aside his first three challengers inside three rounds before Hidenori Otake took him the distance in Liverpool in November. The Bury star picked up a hand injury during that fight that forced him onto the sidelines.

The 26 year old believes that time out has been beneficial ahead of his toughest night, as he enters the fight with the hard-hitting former IBF ruler in the best physical and mental place in his eight-year career. (more…)



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Stevens re-inks with Main Events

Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) the 30-year old middleweight from Brownsville, Brooklyn has signed a new promotional deal with Main Events. Stevens originally signed with Main Events in February 2013. During his first two years with the promotional outfit, he won the vacant NABF Middleweight Title against Saul Roman, challenged Gennady Golovkin for the WBA Middleweight World Championship and made his debut DirecTV BKB debut against Gabriel Rosado.

Stevens had only this to say about his new deal, “Time to become champ!”

Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, “We love Curtis. He’s such an exciting fighter. I’m so happy that he’s decided to remain with Main Events and we look forward to getting him back in the ring!”



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Anthony Joshua, Gary Cornish to collide on September 12

Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) MBE will face Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) in his first major title bout with the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title on the line at The O2 in London on September 12, live on Sky Sports.

Joshua has raced to 13-0 with 13 devastating KO wins since turning pro and now looks to add major belts to his Olympic gold medal, starting with the Commonwealth strap.

Scotsman Cornish will have other ideas though, as the unbeaten IBO Inter-Continental champion looks to travel south of the border and shock Joshua. The 28 year old is no stranger to boxing in London with three of his 12 KO wins from 21 fights coming in the English capital. The clash also represents a return to bigtime Heavyweight boxing for Kellie Maloney, who recently joined the Gary Cornish team to assist the Inverness man’s long-term manager and promoter Tommy Gilmour. (more…)



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Undefeated Michigan cruisers collide in Vegas

By Bob Ryder

Unbeaten Michigan cruiserweights Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) and Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs) get their big opportunity for national exposure and a chance to improve their ranking on Saturday, July 25 as they clash on national TV. Their bout is the televised feature attraction under the main event Beibut Shumenov-BJ Flores Interim WBA title fight on the Premier Boxing Champions presentation on NBCSN. Shimmell and Thomas will vie to fill the vacant USBA title over a scheduled ten rounds at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. (more…)



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

More Kovalev Quotes

We already reported WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s comments on Jean Pascal. Kovalev also weighed in on some other topics Wednesday during an hour-long chat with reporters. He will make his mandatory IBF title defense against Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi on July 25 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

On Nadjib Mohammedi:
“I can say that I will kick his ass.”

On Mohammedi working with Abel Sanchez, Kovalev’s former trainer:
“Who is this Abel? I don’t know any Abel.”

On WBC champion Adonis Stevenson:
“He is a piece of sh!t.”

On where he stands among all current boxers:
“I don’t think about this at all. I don’t care where I am. It is most important what I have, not where I am.”

On “real fighters” in boxing:
“I can count on my left hand who are the real fighters in boxing: Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto and Keith Thurman and I don’t remember more. And maybe me.”



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez: 168 is a good weight class for me

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will be back in action against Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. “I am trying to get back to the level I once was at. I spent a lot of time out of the ring with non-boxing issues, but now I feel fully focused in the ring,” said Junior on Wednesday. “I think 168 is a good weight class for me. Going into my last fight I had an extended period of time off and I didn’t know how my body would respond. I will have two more fights this year, but I can’t look past this Saturday. I respect my opponent, because all my opponents are looking to beat me. Training with Robert Garcia has been great. I have a great connection with him because he knows how fighters are feeling in the ring.”

Garcia stated, “He has sparred just around 100 rounds, that’s more than he has done in any other training camp. The training camp was much easier than I expected. I’m training Julio not just to beat Marcos Reyes, but I’m training Julio to get him better for three or four fights from now to look at something real big. Right after Julio’s loss to [Andrzej] Fonfara, he got right back in the gym to prepare for this fight. He wants to fight on Saturday and then have two more fights before the end of the year. I think this is exactly what Julio needs, to stay active. The fighters that fight just once or twice a year lose their rhythm.”

Junior’s father “El Gran Campeon Mexicano” Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. added, “Julio Jr. is in very good shape. He’s had a very good training camp with Robert Garcia and I’m very happy with him as a trainer. This fight is a must-win fight for my son. He cannot lose. It will hurt his career very much to lose again.”



July 16th, 2015

UFC

Five UFC Glasgow Talking Points

For a long time now Michael Bisping has been a lynchpin of the UFC’s European plans. He’s a high-level fighter and a marketing dream. He knows the essentials of selling a fight and he’s happy to play the hero or the villain in order to build up some pre-fight hype . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, July 18 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT . . . Click here for more



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Yang-Cuenca Grand Arrivals

The “Victory at the Venetian” fighters strolled the red carpet during Wednesday’s “Grand Arrival” at the Venetian Macao. In the main event, the vacant IBF jr welterweight belt formerly held by Lamont Peterson will be on the line as IBF #2 Ik Yang (18-0, 13 KOs) meets #1 rated Cesar “El Distinto” Cuenca (46-0, 2 KOs). Yang is a -700 favorite to become China’s second professional fighter to win a world title. Cuenca, just two wins away from equalling Floyd Mayweather’s 48-0 mark, is a +500 underdog. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is in Macao to promote the event.

Also seeing action are former multi-division Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) against Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight clash and 2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated super lightweight contender Jose Ramírez (14-0, 11 KOs) against Ryusei Yoshida (26-7, 13 KOs). The fights will be televised Saturday at 6AM ET/3AM PT on TopRank.TV then continued at 11PM ET/PT on UniMas.



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Aaron Garcia arrives in Kissimmee

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WBC FECOMBOX jr. middle champ Aaron “Timmy” Garcia (14-3-1, 10 KO’s) arrived in Kissimmee, FL Wednesday night with his manager Arturo Morua well and ready for his fight this Friday with Daniel “El Duro” Rosario (10-1-9 Kos’) for the WBO Latin super welterweight title in the latest classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico battle at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:30 PM. Telemundo Network will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US and Claro Sports will televise in Latin America.

The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. Tickets are already on sale at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL http://www.kissimmee.org/index.aspx?page=45 or by calling (407) 935-1412.



July 16th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night San Diego Main: Mir-acle Man Wins In One

Written off by practically everyone in the MMA world entering 2015, 36-year-old Frank Mir now has two consecutive knockout victories, the most recent coming in a thrilling slugfest Wednesday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, as he dropped and stopped Todd Duffee in less than a round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see main card coverage: El Cucuy Makes Statement, Shuts Out Thomson
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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT GLASGOW is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, July 18 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT . . . Click here for more



July 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Arreola facing must-win fight Saturday

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


A September heavyweight title challenge against WBC champion Deontay Wilder could be in the cards for Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) if he can get past “Big” Fred Kassi, (18-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday afternoon at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. “The main thing is to give the fans a great show,” said Arreola Wednesday. “I am going to go for that title. I’m working and grinding. Training camp has been going very well. I have been in camp for six weeks. The main thing about this fight is my boxing performance.

“My weight is what it is, this is me. I may not have the six-pack, but I will have the punch to knock somebody out. I am committed to boxing. I love boxing, and this training camp has been good for me. I would be a fool to say that it doesn’t cross my mind to fight again for the title. At the end of the day, Saturday is much more important than a title shot. I want my opponent out of that ring as soon as possible.”



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