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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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Dirrell-DeGale final press conference

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Ramirez opponent named: Derek Edwards

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IBF Awards Banquet

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Boxing News

Pacquiao: I’m Not Worried About This

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The stage has been set after years of demand for the megafight between eleven time and five division world champion and Pound for Pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) and eight division world champion and Filipino icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). On Saturday May 2 Pacquiao will attempt to become the first fighter to defeat Mayweather when the two square off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on HBO and Showtime Pay-per view.

“I am so happy and I am sure boxing fans are happy this fight is happening,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com. We caught up with the “Pacman” at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles at yesterday’s kickoff press conference as he talked about his showdown with Mayweather and what he has in store come fight night.

“This fight is very important for boxing history and I don’t want to leave a question mark in my legacy. Finally it’s happening. I’m happy,” Pacquiao said. (more…)



March 12th, 2015



Boxing News

Vasquez-Fortuna for WBA super featherweight title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Two-time super featherweight world champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez (34-1, 18 KOs) could face former world champion Javier “Abejón” Fortuna (27-0, 20 KOs) on May 16 in Panama City for the vacant WBA super featherweight title. This week it was reported that Vásquez inked a promotinal deal with Goossen Promotions. Vasquez also could be training in Panama trainer Rigoberto Garibaldi for the fight against Fortuna.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Vidal has Telemundo record in sight Friday

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Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-3, 10 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico will look to rebound from his last fight which was a loss to Daniel Lozano in the Telemundo 115 pound tourney final. Vidal will face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (10-2 , 3 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” main event this Friday. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the vacant WBC Latino Bantamweight title on the line. Site of the fight will be the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida.

Though Vidal was knocked out in his last fight. It was his thrilling 8th round KO of Mexico’s Juan “Loquito” Kantún that put him on the map. Their fight ranked as the program’s most-watched telecast in history with 641,000 total viewers that. Vidal feels that his fight with Rodriguez coul possibly outdo the numbers in his fight with Kantún. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Eddy Gutknecht inks with new manager

Photo: Winfried Spiering, Eddy Gutknecht and Ronny Gabel

Photo: Winfried Spiering, Eddy Gutknecht and Ronny Gabel


Manager Winfried Spiering, who former handled ex-IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester, has inked a management pact with light heavyweight Eduard Gutknecht (26-3-1, 9 KOs).

“I’ve known Eddy since his days as an amateur,” said Spiering. “I always liked his stand-up attitude. At 32, he’s not ready for the scrap heap. I’m pleased to work with him.” Gutknecht will train in Gifhorn, then wire in for fights in Berlin with trainer Hartmut Schröder. Spiering added that his Wiking Boxteam is picking up speed again with more news to come soon.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Egberime in action Friday against Cuevas

Photo: Team Egberime

Photo: Team Egberime


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian super lightweight champion Solomon Egberime (22-4-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Gerardo Cuevas (17-12, 15 KOs) over ten rounds at Fort McDowell, Arizona, on Friday. Egberime who was born in Nigeria but has been based in Sydney, Australia for several years and is coming off a ten round points loss to former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora in 2012. Egberime has been training in the USA for eight weeks and is in outstanding condition for this bout against the Mexican KO puncher Gerardo Cuevas, who is the son of Mexican boxing legend Pipino Cuevas. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

UFC

Patience is key for Sergio Pettis

Sergio Pettis faces Ryan Benoit at UFC 185 in Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Saturday, and for the second time he will be on a UFC card that his older brother Anthony is headlining . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez Locked and Loaded for Berto on Premier Boxing Champions

By David Robinett

On the same day that the eyes of the boxing world were fixed on a press conference in Los Angeles, California, for a fight marking the zenith of one era in boxing, 40 miles to the east of Los Angeles, in the commuter suburb of Ontario, California, another, more intimate press event was held to announce the second chapter of a potentially new era in boxing.

On Wednesday night at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Goossen Promotions presented some of the fighters scheduled to appear in the second installment of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series scheduled for March 13, 2015, at nearby Citizens Business Bank Arena. Fighters in attendance included Andre Berto, Shawn Porter, Roberto Garcia, and Josesito Lopez.

For Lopez, (33-6, 19 KOs), scheduled to face off against former welterweight titlist Berto, (29-3, 22 KOs), this fight represents somewhat of a full circle. Lopez’s biggest victory and the one that propelled him into the boxing limelight was his ninth round stoppage of Victor Ortiz in 2012. At the time, despite coming off of a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ortiz was still one of the brightest young stars in the sport. The unknown Lopez was tabbed as a late replacement for Ortiz’s original opponent, Berto, who was scheduled to face Ortiz in a rematch of their epic 2011 slugfest. However prior to the fight Berto tested positive for a banned substance and received a lengthy suspension. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Actor Liam Neeson asks “buddy” Manny Pacquiao for two tickets for Mayweather fight.

UFC President Dana Whiteexcited” about Pacquiao-Mayweather

Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe get together in a British meet-and-greet.

NBC pleased with TV boxing ratings.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Helenius to finally return March 21

EST Promotions and the NGO Kindel Käsi in cooperation with GIGA and Enterprise Estonia will present a big boxing card on March 21 at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, featuring unbeaten former European heavyweight champion Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (19-0, 11 KOs) against an opponent to be named. Considered a possible threat to heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko back in 2011, this will be the 31-year-old Helinius’ first fight in two years after a run of less than impressive performances, an injury break and a bitter contract dispute with former promoter Sauerland Event.

Also on the card is WBO European middleweight champion Artur Akavov (12-1, 4 KOs) defending his belt against David Makaradze (21-8-1, 12 KOs).



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO Latino Weights from San Antonio

Photos: Soobum Im – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Francisco Vargas 129.5 vs. Will Tomlinson 130
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 174.5 vs. Fabiano Pena 173.5
Yamaguchi Falcao 161.7 vs. Raymond Terry 159.5
Armando Cardenas 143 vs. Marco Antonio Solis 139.5
Travell Mazion 153.5 vs. Joshua Snyder 153
Zachary Ochoa 140.5 vs. Engelberto Valenzuela 142
D’Mitrius Ballard 171.5 vs. Jason Zabokrtsky 169.7

Venue: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO Latino

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March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao Press Conference Quick Quotes

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather attended a Red Carpet press conference Wednesday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to officially kick-off their upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight.

Floyd Mayweather: “We tried to make this fight happen in the past. We kept bumping heads. We finally resolved everything…this fight happened because of me…May 2 is when the world stops to tune into Mayweather-Pacquiao, the biggest fight in boxing history.”

Manny Pacquiao: “We will do our best on May 2 to make you happy…I knew this fight would happen in 2015…he has a good defense, but I’m not worried about that. I can easily break that defense.”

Bob Arum: “You missed me, right Floyd?”

Freddie Roach: “We’re going to kick his ass. I’m sorry, but good luck Floyd”

At the end of the press conference, the group shot included Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum. Leonard Ellerbe, Ken Hershman, Stephen Espinosa, Freddie Roach, and Justin Bieber.

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Tickets will be $1500 to $7500. On sale soon. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.



March 11th, 2015

UFC

Germaine De Randamie: Writing Her Own History

How bad was the wait for Germaine de Randamie to get back into a fistfight? “Pretty bad,” she chuckles, the type of laugh that can only be uttered when the wait is almost over. “I always try to think things happen for a reason and we will see this week if it all worked out for the better. It’s been a long, long wait, but it’s been good. I’m just happy to get back in there and make the most of it.” . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev vs. Pascal Face-Off Altercation

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and former WBC champion and Jean Pascal got into a scuffle during the final press conference before their HBO-televised clash on Saturday at the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion
I studied French in school for six years but I remember nothing because I wasn’t interested in this language; my time was spent learning English. It will be big action for Saturday night. I love to be here and I am glad to be here in Canada. I am expecting a lot of fans because I was here in November 2013. Saturday night will be two best boxers of light heavyweight division facing each other. Jean Pascal is tough boxer and Saturday I will see how tough. I am not going say any prediction. This is boxing, anything can happen with a fight. For me this fight is very interesting because it is next step in my career, the next test in my career. For myself I want to prove who I am on this level, in front in this huge arena, in my first time fighting in huge arena like this. I am very happy and waiting for Saturday. Thank you so much. (more…)



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Goossen Promotions inks Bryan Vasquez

Goossen Promotions announced this morning the signing of top junior lightweight contender Bryan Vasquez of San Jose, Costa Rica. The 27-year-old Vasquez, sporting a record of 34-1-0 with 18 KO, is the former World Boxing Association ‘Interim’ Junior Lightweight Champion, a crown he earned with a fifth round stoppage of Rene Gonzalez on October 26, 2013. Details of Vasquez’s return to the ring will be announced shortly. “I’m very happy to sign with Goossen Promotions,” said Vasquez. “They have a long history of working with some of the best fighters in boxing and I’m confident they can take my career to the next level.”

Said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions, “Bryan has all the tools and intangibles of a world champion. He’s a very highly skilled, tough disciplined fighter and we look forward to working with him on bigger opportunities in the future.”



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen: I will make Tahdooahnippah do the chicken dance

Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) can claim the WBA International Super Middleweight title when he takes on George Tahdooahnippah (34-1-2, 24 KOs) at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. At today’s final press conference, the Danish boxer appeared in a confident mood, promising a knockout victory on Saturday night.

“I heard Tahdooahnippah wants to do a victory dance after he wins, but that’s not going to happen,” said the 23 year-old southpaw. “I will make him do the chicken dance after I beat him. I don’t see this fight going the distance. I’m going to knock him out! This is my first fight at super middleweight and I feel great. Fans are going to see a new and improved Patrick in the ring. I feel stronger and fresher. I’m ready to make a statement!”

Nielsen faces a top-ten world ranked fighter in his first bout at the 168lbs limit. Tahdooahnippah has lost only won fight and boasts an impressive knockout record. Coach Joey Gamache has warned his fighter to be wary of the Comanche’s power. (more…)



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Krasniqi extends contract with SES Boxing

Ten days before his big world title shot on March 21 against the WBA champion Juergen Braehmer in Rostock, light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi has signed a multi-year extension with SES Boxing. The current WBO-International and WBA Continental beltholder, the 27-year-old Krasniqi has a record of 43-3, 16 KOs.



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Glazkov-Cunningham Preview

Before fans watching live on HBO and at the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada are treated to Saturday’s light heavyweight showdown between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Jean Pascal, they will see the heavyweight battle between Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov and Steve “USS” Cunningham for the mandatory position in the IBF. Glazkov is an Olympic Bronze Medalist who is undefeated in his professional career. Cunningham is a former two-time cruiserweight world champion looking to get a title shot in the heavyweight division. (more…)



March 11th, 2015

UFC

Munoz Heads to Manila to Face Barnatt

“The Filipino Wrecking Machine” will be heading to Manila on Saturday, May 16, as Mark Munoz takes on Luke Barnatt in a middleweight bout to be featured on the UFC Fight Night card headlined by the featherweight superfight between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Tambwe Djeko rejects Ryad Merhy

Tambwe Djeko, after his impressive win against Ismail Abdoul, was looking to fight for the vacant WBC EPBC title on April 4 in Zwevezele on the same card as Hedi Slimani versus Samir Ziani for the vacant WBC Francophone lightweight title.
As unbeaten prospect Ryad Merhy was left without an opponent, when Yves Ngabu had to pull out of his Belgian titlefight against Merhy due to a fractured hand, promoter Filiep Tampere offered the fight to Merhy. After some reflection team Merhy accepted the challenge of Tambwe Djeko.
But now it is team Tambwe Djeko who told promoter Tampere that they are not interested to fight Ryad Merhy at this moment.
Ryad Merhy, 13-0-0/11, will fight Bjoern Blaschke next Saturday at the Spiroudome of Charleroi and will be looking for win number 14.
Promoter Filiep Tampere will still give it a try to promote the vacant WBC EPBC fight in Zwevezele on April 4 and find a suitable opponent for Merhy. The Belgian cruiserweight star has a busy schedule with fights lined up on March 14 in Charleroi, April 4 in Zwevezele, May 31 in Aalst and June 13 again in Charleroi.



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao LA workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao works out at the Wild Card Boxing Club for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc.

The pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather & Pacquiao will hold a Red Carpet press conference Wednesday, March 11 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

First glimpse into Manny Pacquiao’s L.A. training camp.

Pacquiao suffers cramps in camp

UFC star Mark Munoz talks Pacquiao-Mayweather

More on the NBC boxing debut

 



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner: Me and Amir Khan can fight at the end of this month

Jr welterweight Adrien Broner posted a pic on his Instagram account featuring an image of himself along with Amir Khan with the words ANYBODY CAN GET IT. MEXI CAN, AFRI CAN, PAKI STAN.

Broner’s accompanying message read: No disrespect to Virgil hunter he is a great coach and I got endless love for him but me and Amir khan can fight at the end of this month I haven’t taken any punishment I’m back in the gym and ready to make a fool out of anybody #AboutBillions #ABonNBC

Khan’s response?



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Dulorme: Bo-Mac disrespectful to Latinos

The camp of jr welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme released a statement today addressing comments made by Terence Crawford’s co-manager and trainer Brian “Bo-Mac” McIntyre during last week’s kick-off press conference for their fight on April 18 at the University of Texas, Arlington. After Dulorme mentioned repeatedly that he represented boxing fans in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and all Latinos, McIntyre commented, “The Mexicans, the Puerto Ricans, the Colombians, the Dominicans, they can’t help you fight, bro. I am not trying to be disrespectful, but this is between you and Terence.”

“I consider the comments of this gentleman Brian McIntyre very disrespectful toward the Latinos and to myself,” said Dulorme from an undisclosed location in Puerto Rico. “I dedicate this fight to all the Latinos, because I’m Latino, and I’m proud of it. In the ring, it’s only Crawford, the referee and I, but the support of the Latinos will be there as well and cannot be ignored. Day in and day out I represent Latinos around the world. In the great nation of the United States, you must take advantage of every opportunity. On April 18, I will work hard to become a world champion in Texas, and bring glory to my people.”



March 10th, 2015

UFC

Dos Anjos Moving Onward and Upward

When the time came for Rafael dos Anjos to make a career-defining decision – one that would alter his course in the UFC but also require great consideration of its impact on his family – he couldn’t do it alone . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Warriors wins DeGale-Dirrell IBF purse bid

The purse bid for the IBF super middleweight championship contest between James DeGale and Andre Dirrell took place today, March 10, 2015, at the IBF office in Springfield, NJ. The bidders were Warriors Boxing Promotions and Mathchroom Sport. The winning bid came from Warriors Boxing Promotions at $3,100,000. Matchroom Sport bid $2,105,000. The purse will be split 50/50. Warriors Boxing Promotion has until March 25, 2015 to submit executed contracts for this bout to the IBF and has 90 days to stage the contest.



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs accepts Tarver’s challenge

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Former multi-time world champion Antonio Tarver has been taunting former heavyweight champion of the world and WBA #6 heavyweight Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs) for weeks through the social media calling him out. Briggs says he is ready to call Tarver’s bluff and responded with the following:

“I can’t believe this fat, out of shape blown up cruiserweight has the nerve to call me out. What have you done at heavyweight to even warrant a fight with me, let alone fight for the heavyweight title? Your victory over Wlad Klitschko’s trainer Jonathan Banks? Are you serious? His trainer? Who is next? His personal chef in a final world title eliminator? You can only dream of accomplishing what I have at heavyweight as a former two-time heavyweight world champion. I know I am probably just wasting my time responding to you. I know that you’re just trying to latch on to my coattails from all the PR I have done over the last year by myself. There has been zero interest in your comeback. I get it. You’re desperate. I accept your challenge. Now go back to your Daddy Warbucks (adviser Al Haymon) to see if he can deliver what your big mouth has gotten you into. This is not going to be a long drawn out process. You got 24 hours. TICK TICK. LETS GO CHAMP!”



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Donovan “Razor” Ruddock set for shock ring return

Granted license by Ontario Athletic Commission

By James Slater

Canada’s Donovan “Razor” Ruddock has not boxed since way back in October of 2001, yet the big-hitting former contender best known for his two losing wars with Mike Tyson is, incredibly, set to fight again this month. According to a news piece in The Toronto Sun, the 51-year-old has been granted a licence by The Ontario Athletic Commission and will fight a six-rounder in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on the 28th of this month, on a card that will be topped by featherweight Logan McGuinness taking on Luis Armando Suarez.

Apparently Ruddock has dropped down from approx 300 pounds to a trim-looking 235 pounds, thanks in part to a vegan diet, and will likely face 44-year-old Raymond Olubowale, 10-6-1(7) on the 28th. Ruddock, who says he is inspired by George Foreman’s successful 1990’s comeback, says he will get past Olubowale and then look to fight for the Canadian title. (more…)



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Jessie Magdaleno returns April 11

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank

World contender Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas was at a press gathering today at the Laredo Energy Center to discuss his main event bout here on April 11. Jessie, 20-0, will take on John Mark Apolinario, 17-5-3, of the Philippines in the main event of Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate event on UniMas. The main event will be in the super bantamweight division.

 

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March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Syroos – Rebrasse for WBC Francophone title

Former WBC Mediterranean champion Seydin Syroos will challenge WBC #11 Christopher Rebrasse from France for the inaugural WBC Francophone supermiddleweight title next Saturday at the famous Spiroudome of Charleroi, Belgium.
I will be a big step up for the local Syroos, who in his last fight stopped Mickael Recloux to win the WBC Meditterranean title. Rebrasse had a non title win last December in Luxemburg since his points loss to George Groves for the EBU and WBC Silver titles.
On the same card Alex Miskirtchian will have a comeback 6 rounder.
On the undercard Ryad Merhy has a warm up fight to prepare his challenge on April 4 in Zwevezele for the vacant WBC EPBC title.Herve Hubeaux and Anthony Polizzi will complete the card.
Promoter of the event is Alain Vanackere of 12 rounds promotion.

Click to watch the trailer for Charleroi, Belgium March 14, 2015

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March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Thomas Lamanna: I’m just going to go in and do what I do best

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photo by Darryl Cobb, Jr.

Millville, NJ middleweight, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, (16-0, 7 KOs), fights the biggest bout of his burgeoning career Friday night when he takes on Antoine “Action” Douglas, 16-0-1, 10 KOs, in a nationally televised 10-round bout for the vacant WBA Fedelatin 160-pound title, at The Space at Westbury, in New York. Showtime will broadcast the bout live on their SHOBOX series.

The fight is a significant step up for LaManna, a 4-year pro who in 2014 showed signs that he was ready for tougher competition. Friday night he gets his chance to step into the spotlight and show fans outside the Philly/Jersey area what he’s made of.

LaManna has been a staple on the local boxing scene ever since he turned professional in 2011 at age 19. He made his debut at Bally’s Atlantic City with a first round TKO of Anthony Williams. That night, LaManna looked like a kid in the squared circle, but it was also clear that he was serious about his boxing career. (more…)



March 10th, 2015




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