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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Photos: Zanfer Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (39-6-2, 23 KOs) scored a razor-thin majority decision over previously unbeaten Daniel "Tokado" Echeverria (18-1, 16 KOs) ...

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

Undercard Results from Staples Center

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photo: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions WBC rated #3 contender, Julio Cesar Ceja (29-1, 26KO), got up off ...

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in “Battle of LA”

Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1) turned in a career best performance in winning ...

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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime Hall of Fame promoter Don King was ecstatic after heavyweight Trevor Bryan's ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in ...

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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UFC

UFC Fight Night Manila Main: Superfight Superwin for Edgar

In a 145-pound SuperFight between two of MMA’s lighter weight pioneers on Saturday, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber just couldn’t catch up with the speed and activity level of former UFC lightweight king Frankie Edgar, who kept his spot at the top of the division intact with a shutout five-round unanimous decision win at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Classy Munoz leaves MMA with win

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 16th, 2015


Boxing News

Jayson Velez coming to LA Fight Club

Undefeated featherweight contender Jayson Velez (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will battle it out against Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (11-1, 5 KOs) in a ten round featherweight bout highlighting the June 4 edition of LA Fight Club televised on Fox Sports 1. The card takes place at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Velez is making his first start since battling IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich to a draw in a world title challenge last November. Velez-Ramirez replace the previously announced main event featuring Ronny Rios, who had to withdraw due to injury.

Opening the telecast, undefeated local favorite Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (9-0, 9 KOs) returns in a six-round super featherweight bout and Pablo Rubio of Whittier, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round super bantamweight non-televised bout. Opponents will be announced soon.



May 16th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Manila Prelims: Tuck Untouchable

In a career-defining effort, rising lightweight star Jon Tuck impressed from start to finish against South Korea’s Tae Hyun Bang, finishing his foe in the first round of their Fight Night Manila prelim bout at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin after 20th straight KO tonight

Photos: Jennifer Arredondo

WBA/WBC (interim) middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s reign of terror continues tonight against slick southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) tonight at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is defending his world title for the 14th time. He has knocked out ALL of his previous challengers. Monroe, however may prove to be a tough customer.

The champ is looking forward to testing himself against Monroe’s style. “I want to fight a southpaw because I want to show everybody that I can beat any style, it doesn’t matter. Anybody, strong guy, tall guy, short guy, just anybody. I’m very anxious. This is a big test for me. I remember a lot of fighters, like Canelo, Cotto, and a lot of great champions have have problems with southpaws. So why not test myself?” (more…)



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Romney, Holyfield charity exhibition

By Doug Gibson at ringside

There were four professional boxing bouts Friday night at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City where Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield sparred in a tongue-in-cheek bout for charity.

In an 8-round bout for the WBC North American lightweight title, Rashad Ganaway, 15-5-1, of Little Rock, Ark., used effective aggression to score a unanimous win over Huntington Beach, Calif.’s Leon Spinks III, 11-2.

Over 8 rounds, Aussie middleweight prospect Wes Capper, 10-1, used an aggressive style and harder punching to outpoint game but light-hitting Kenton Sippio-Cook, 6-2, of Austin, Texas.

In the best bout of the night, Salt Lake City super-middleweight Christian Nava, 3-5-1, scored a majority win over fellow Utahn Jordan Smith, 4-1. A knockdown in round two proved the difference for Nava, who garnered 38-37 scores twice, with another call at 38-38.

And Clearfield, Utah heavyweight Gary Cobia 3-3-2, continued to improve, winning a clear four-round decision over Fred Spitzenberg, 1-2, of Ogden, Utah. It was the third fight between the pair, with both swapping wins the first two times. In their third bout, Cobia floored Spitzenberg in round three and won with cards of 40-35 and 39-36 twice.



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Benavidez TKOs Paez to retain title; Orozco defeats Taylor in slugfest

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBA interim super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez, Jr. (23-0, 16 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO over son of a legend Jorge “Maromerito” Paez, Jr. (38-6-2, 23 KOs) on Friday night at the US Airway Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Benevidez dropped Paez in round three with a body shot. The bout ended in round twelve when Benavidez dropped Paez for the second time with a left hook to the head. Paez beat the count, but didn’t respond to referee Raul Caiz Jr.’s commands and the bout was halted. Time was :21.

Unbeaten super lightweight “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (18-4, 12 KOs). Both fighters had their moments in an all-action slugfest, but Orozco did more early. In the end, scores were 96-94, 96-94, 98-92.

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May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Ojeda still unbeaten, defeats Meza-Clay

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Undefeated lightweight Reynaldo “El Maestro” Ojeda (17-0, 9 KOs) scored an impressive ten round unanimous decision over veteran warrior Monty Meza-Clay (36-5, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92.

Undefeated up-and-coming jr. featherweight Luis “KO King” Rosa (20-0, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over veteran Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (33-11, 27 KOs). Rosa dropped Perez in round four, but was deducted a point for hitting Perez on the canvas. He stopped Perez with a barrage of punches in round five. Time was 2:29.

Undefeated middleweight Ivan Golub (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over late sub Henry Beckford (2-2, 1 KO). Golub dropped Beckford in round five and got the stoppage from referee Michael Ortega later in the round. Time was 2:17. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Washington, PA

Rod Salka 129 vs. Noel Eshevarria 129 1/4
(WBA NABA-US super featherweight title)

Tommy Karpency 174 vs. Rayco Saunders 174
(Pennsylvania state light heavyweight title)

Daniel Martz 257 vs. Jed Phipps 217
Josh Himes 198 vs. Lamont Capers 197
Johnny Gonzalez 160 vs. Eric Harris 163

Venue: Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Promoter: Crown Boxing
Date: Saturday May 16, 7PM
Tickets: Ticketfly.com



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from San Luis Potosi

By Gabriel F Cordero
Photos: César Cero

Adrián “Diamante“ Estrella 129.8 vs Eden Sonsona 129.8
WBC International super featherweight title

Jairo “Doberman“ López 134.7 vs Fermín “Sedas“ De Los Santos 133.1
Rómulo Koasicha 125.4 vs Jesús “Ché Ché“ Santillán 125

Venue:Miguel Barragán Gym
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi cut, comeback fight off

A junior lightweight battle between Javier Fortuna and Bryan Vasquez will now open the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike telecast on May 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Fortuna vs. Vasquez, which was originally scheduled to take place May 23, replaces the bout between Paulie Malignaggi and Danny O’Connor as Malignaggi suffered a severe cut above his eye in training camp. The Fortuna-Vazquez 12-rounder will lead into the clash between former world champions Amir Khan and Chris Algieri. O’Connor will now fight in his hometown of Boston on Saturday, May 23 on the undercard of the PBC on NBC event from Boston University’s Agganis Arena.



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin, Monroe, Gonzalez, Sosa make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Willie Monroe Jr. 160
(WBA/WBC interim middleweight title)

Chocolatito Gonzalez 111 vs. Edgar Sosa 112.4
(WBC flyweight title)
Note: Sosa stripped and weighed 112.2. He had two hours to shed .2 of a pound, which he did successfully. The fight is on!

Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, California
Promoter: K2
TV: HBO



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner-Porter is official

A highly anticipated showdown between former world champions Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) headlines the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC primetime event Saturday, June 20 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Also on the card, the undefeated Errol Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) puts his record on the line against hard-hitting veteran Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (37-3, 23 KOs) in the biggest challenge of his young career. The PBC on NBC action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT

“It’s time for AB on NBC and I can’t wait for the opportunity,” said Broner. “This is a great fight that the fans wanted and I wanted. I’m going to come prepared and I’m going to put on a show. I’ve never lost at MGM Grand and I don’t plan on starting now. Porter is a strong guy but he’s never been in the ring with someone like me.” (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

NSAC to come down hard on drug cheats

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today approved a “no tolerance” policy against fighters who fail tests for banned substances. Beginning September 1, penalties for steroid use will be severe. Suspensions will be three years, plus a hefty fine. Repeat offenders will receive a four year ban. Three strikes is a lifetime ban. Fines range from 50% to 100% of the athlete’s purse. Users of marijuana, diuretics or other substances face 18 month to two year suspensions and a fine of 30-40% of their purse for first offenders. Also results of fights will now be changed to a loss rather than a no-decision after a failed test. Fighters who don’t pay their fines will be suspended indefinitely, with the suspension recognized in all 50 states.



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Tyson Fury Tweets phone number to fans

By James Slater

Unbeaten British heavyweight giant Tyson Fury now calls himself The Peoples’ Champion on his official Twitter page, and yesterday the WBO and WBA number-one contender to heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko certainly acted like the people’s champion when it comes to his fans. Yesterday, Fury’s mobile phone number was posted on Twitter and a large number of his fans called, seeing if it really was Tyson’s number.

It was. And Fury spoke to them, even repeating the act and speaking to yet more fans today. This has earned the charismatic heavyweight plenty of love from his fans, many of them Tweeting how no other big name fighter would ever do this. Fury also Tweeted today where he will be going for his afternoon run, asking fans to come and meet him in the local pub to talk boxing. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Durban: Thabiso Mchunu-Ilunga Makabu make weight

Ilunga MakabuThabiso MchunuThabiso MchunuThis afternoon at the ICC of Durban Mchunu and Makabu went to the scales for the hotly anticipated WBC cruiserweight final eliminator.
Ilunga Makabu first went to the scales and was surprisingly light at 87,160kg.
His opponent Thabiso Mchunu made 90,180kg.
The fight is promoted by Lulonga Promotions in association with Damian Michael representing Main Events.



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Amir Khan ready for May 29th fight against Chris Algieri

British superstar Amir Khan’s crunch clash with the slick Chris Algieri will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation on Friday May 29.

The former unified light-welterweight world champion takes on New Yorker Algieri in his backyard as they clash in a 12-round welterweight contest at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

This fight will mark the return of the Olympian on ‘The Channel of Champions’ after having fought twice before on BoxNation against Julio Diaz in 2013 and Luis Collazo last May.

28-year-old Khan, who is coming off a one sided points win over Devon Alexander last December, is aware of the threat that Algieri possesses having captured the WBO light-welterweight title from Ruslan Provodnikov before sharing the ring with Manny Pacquiao. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Manila at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber and the middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines beginning at 10am ET / 7am PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8am ET / 5am PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7am / 4am PT.

MAIN EVENT
Urijah Faber (146) VS Frankie Edgar (146)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Costa Philippou (186) VS Gegard Mousasi (185)
Luke Barnatt (185) VS Mark Munoz (186)
Neil Magny (171) VS Hyun Gyu Lim (171)
Yui Chul Nam (146) VS Phillipe Nover (145)
Levan Makashvili (145) VS Mark Eddiva (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Jon Tuck (156) VS Tae Hyun Bang (156)
Kajan Johnson (155) VS Zhang Lipeng (155)
Dhiego Lima (170) VS Li Jingliang (171)
Royston Wee (137*) VS Ning Guangyou (135)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Jon Delos Reyes (125) VS Roldan Sangcha-an (126)
Yao Zhikui (125) VS Nolan Ticman (126)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MANILA is live on Saturday, May 16 on FOX SPORTS at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT . . . Click here for more



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Donaire-Ruiz in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There are talks underway for an elimination bout ordered by the WBC between #1 ranked super bantamweight and former world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (35-2, 31 KOs) and #3 rated multi-division former champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs). Ruiz is represented by Promociones del Pueblo and Sampson Boxing, and Donaire by Top Rank. The current WBC super bantamweight world champion is Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, who could soon move to featherweight, which would open the door for Ruiz-Donaire to be for the vacant title rather than an eliminator. Stay tuned.



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Sunday Afternoon Boxing In Detroit

By Bob Ryder

Promoter Greg Ahrens in association with I Am Sports (George Reynolds) will be presenting a rare Sunday afternoon show on May 17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the Detroit suburb of Livonia. The scheduled ten bout card features a bevy of young pros from the area highlighted by the six round main event that pairs featherweights Jafar Mohammad (8-1, 8 KO’s) vs Jean Rivera (2-0, 1 KO) of Orlando, Florida. In another six rounder, Anthony Brown (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Angel Guaman (pro debut), super lightweights. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Price to fight in Liverpool on June 26

Heavyweight David Price will fight in Liverpool for the first time in two years at the Echo Arena on Friday June 26 as part of a huge bill live on Sky Sports. Price’s last outing in his hometown was his disastrous rematch with Tony Thompson in July 2013, and the 31-year-old has since notched four wins in Denmark and Germany with three KOs, a run of form that has landed him a European title fight with Erkan Teper with purse bids set for next week, and the former British and Commonwealth champion believes he’ll bring his best to the ring on June 26. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin and the Big Drama Show

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBA, IBO and WBC interim middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) of Kazakhstan is set to make his 14th world title defense against Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) of Ithaca, New York this Saturday night. The bout will be seen on HBO World Championship Boxing from the Forum in Inglewood, California.

“I feel good. I think Willie is 100 percent. This fight will be a big present for boxing fans,” Golovkin told Fightnews.com. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

UFC

Luke Barnett: Life Begins on Saturday

The art portion of mixed martial arts doesn’t necessarily have to do with a particular set of skills or techniques. Often, it’s all about being comfortable in the most uncomfortable of situations. And as Luke Barnatt approaches his next bout against Mark Munoz, it’s hard to think of a fighter being in a more uncomfortable spot than he will be in on Saturday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MANILA is live on Saturday, May 16 on FOX SPORTS at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT . . . Click here for more



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Makabu and Mchunu meet in WBC eliminator

By Ron Jackson

A shot at the WBC cruiserweight title could be the main reward for the winner of a potentially explosive bout to be held in Durban on Saturday night. South African Thabiso Mchunu and Ilunga Makabu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who meet in a WBC title eliminator will be aiming to challenge WBC champion Grigory Drozd, of Russia.

Mchunu and Makabu are both hard-hitting southpaws with impressing knockout statistics to back up their claims. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

GGG’s Fight Week



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan gives Mayweather-Khan fight a 50/50 chance for 2015

Anthony Crolla:I’d chase the burglars again . . . .”

Kenny Adams says Sharif Bogere is ready for a title fight

Mayweather gets booed at basketball game



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: WBO #11 Zac Dunn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

WBO #11, WBC #13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (17-0, 15 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com and says he is confident he will capture the IBO world title when he challenges Max Bursak on June 27. Dunn also mentions he has WBO champion Arthur Abraham on his radar would welcome a challenge against the German great. Dunn is confident he can defeat all of Australia’s world class 168 pounders including Sakio Bika

You scored a second round stoppage over WBC #14 Beibi Berocal in March. Can you tell me about that fight? Were you expecting an early victory?

The flight was exciting with powerful punches thrown. I expected the fight to go longer but I hurt him in the second. Took a risk to TKO him which paid off. (more…)



May 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

“Don José Sulaiman” Tournament Finals
Manuel Vides 123.75 vs Bryan De Gracia 123.50
(WBC Latino featherweight title)
César Rivas 144.50 vs Omir Rodríguez 145
(WBC Latino welterweight title)
Eric Walters 134.25 vs Eric Castro 133.50
(WBC Latino lightweight title)
Edgar Valencia 118 vs Everardo Castillo
(WBC Latino bantamweight title)

Ricardo Núñez 117.50 vs Iwer Henríquez 115.50 libras
Darwin Zamora 116.75 vs Wilberto Gómez 118.75
Ileana Bonilla 104.50 vs Yaditza Pérez 103.75

Venue: Centro de Convenciones Atlapa
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

ESPN2 Weights from Hartford, CT

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment


Reynaldo Ojeda 135 vs. Monte Meza-Clay 134
Luis Rosa 123.5 vs. Jonathan Perez 123
Jair Ramos 139 vs. Curtis Morton 139
Ivan Golub ?? vs. Kostya Rovenskyy ??
Charles Foster 174 vs. Joe Gardner 174
Alberto Candeleria 136 vs. Ian James 136
Chris Galeano 157 vs. Yosmani Abreau 157
William Foster Iii 129 vs. Galvan Santos 130
Dauren Yeleussinov 164 vs. Jd Williams 165.5

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Promoter: SMS Promo/DiBella Ent/Universal Promo
TV: ESPN2



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

truTV Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Jose Benavidez, Jr. 139 vs. Jorge Paez, Jr. 140
(WBA interim super lightweight title)

Antonio Orozco 141 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 141
Trevor McCumby 176 vs. Fabiano Pena 175
Abel Ramos 141 lbs vs. Angel Martinez 141
Carlos Castro 123 vs. Victor Serrano 125
Francisco De Vaca 125 vs. Angel Morreal 129
David Benavidez 174 vs. Ricardo Campillo 173

Venue: US Airway Center in Phoenix, AZ
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: truTV

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May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

June 4 Brooklyn boxing card announced

LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre is set to host its first boxing event with Paramount Events Center (PEC) on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The fight card will be part of the Brooklyn Brawl Series promoted by professional boxer Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David Promotions.

The event will feature Brooklyn Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (12-0, 10 KOs) vs. Damon McCreary (15-4,11 KOs); two-time Daily News Golden Gloves champion and Bronx based Jr. Middleweight contender Steve Martinez (15-2, 12 KOs); Brooklyn’s Dimash Niyazov (7-0-3, 4 KOs); former New York State champion Ariel Duran (8-7-1, 5 KOs); and Brooklyn Middleweight Akil Aguste (6-1, 5 KOs). Kazakh Welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (5-0, 5 KOs) and Detroit based fighter Dewayne “Alabama” Ziegler (4-0-1, 4 KOs) are also looking to make explosive New York City debuts and keep their knockout streaks alive.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday, May 15 at noon and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Salka, Karpency Return Saturday

In the main event, WBC#14 lightweight “Lightning” Rod Salka (20-4, 3 KOs) battles Noel Eshevarria (11-5, 6 KOs) this Saturday at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA. Salka is dropping down in weight to 130 pounds to contest Eshevarria for the vacant WBA-NABA-US super featherweight title. This will mark Salka’s fourth fight in just thirteen months. Since April 2014, Salka defeated formerly undefeated, world ranked, lightweight Alexei Collado (18-1), lost at welterweight to Danny Garcia (28-0), and then defeated lightweight contender Monty Meza Clay (36-4).

In the co-feature, WBC#10 light heavyweight contender Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (24-4) defends his Pennsylvania State light heavyweight title in a eight round tune-up versus veteran challenger Rayco “War” Saunders. A former WBO and IBO world title challenger, Karpency is coming off his biggest career win versus former WBC champ Chad Dawson (32-3) on Showtime. (more…)



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Lundy going back to his roots

From shopping for rings to stepping inside of one, 2015 figures to be a prominent chapter in the story of Philadelphia’s “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy. Six days after he walks down the aisle to tie the knot with his longtime fiancée, Valerie, Lundy will step back into the ring to face super lightweight contender Mauricio Herrera in the 10-round main event of Golden Boy Promotions’ July 11th show in Los Angeles live on HBO Latino.

As his life outside of the ring changes, Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) hopes his current career path can take a similar turn for the better. Eight years into a career that has featured its share of ups and down, the 31-year-old Lundy is at crossroads coming off a narrow loss to Thomas Dulorme in his HBO debut in December. (more…)



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Van Heerden stops Ayala

On Wednesday night in Hollywood, California, IBF #13 ranked welterweight Chris “The Heat” Van Heeden improved to 23-1-1 (12KO’s) with a fourth round stoppage over Ramon Ayala, 23-4-1 (11KO’s) at the Dolby Theater in the main event of the annual Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation card. “I’m very happy with my performance, Ayala was a tough, durable fighter but I’m glad to get back in the ring and look forward to my next opportunity”, said the 27-year-old Van Heerden, a native of South Africa, now residing in Southern California. “This is what would have happened to Frankie Gavin. I hope Eddie Hearn gives me a chance against Kell Brook.”



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Molina Quotes, Pedraza-Klimov in co-feature

Undefeated Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) will make the first defense of his title when he faces Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KOs) in the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing on June 13, live on Showtime at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. In the co-feature, undefeated Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs) will be opposed by Andrey Klimov (19-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-rounder for the vacant IBF junior lightweight world championship.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to defend my heavyweight championship in my home state,” Wilder said. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. It was one of my dreams to win a world title. This was my other dream to be able to defend it before all my fans in Alabama. I can’t wait until fight night to step into the ring and see the whole state coming out to support me.”

“I remember just a few months ago watching Deontay get ready for the biggest fight of his life,” Molina said. “I thought to myself, ‘someday, that’ll be me.’ I stared with envy not knowing that a few months later I’d get my turn. Winning the heavyweight world championship is my dream. Just as it was Deontay’s dream, it’s mine now. He had his turn, though it will be short-lived. I will become the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion. Guaranteed. So, champ, come prepared for war. I’m coming to kick some ass.”

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Bruno Event Team are on sale now. Tickets start at only $25 with the best seats in the house going for $200. VIP packages are also available. To purchase tickets fans should visit alabamatitlefight.com. Tickets are selling fast and a sellout is anticipated.



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF Convention kicks off Sunday

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The IBF/USBA 32nd Annual Convention is set to begin this Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, Canada. “We are excited to finally bring our convention to Montreal. The organization has been very active in Canada for quite some time, and in that region in particular. It should be a great convention and we hope to strengthen our connection with the local boxing community while we are there,” stated IBF President Daryl Peoples.

The Meet the Champions Cocktail, always a popular event, will take place on Monday, May 18. Expected to attend this event are Lucian Bute, Jean Pascal, David Lemieux, Katsunari Takayama, Steve Molitor, Matthew Hilton, Carl Frampton, Dierry Jean, Ghislain Maduma, Antonin Decarie, Schiller Hyppolite and other champions and boxers from the region.

On Wednesday, May 20 the Annual Awards Dinner will take place. Honored for their accomplishments in 2014 are:

Evgeny Gradovich – Jersey Joe Walcot Award
Naoko Shibata – Female Fighter of the Year

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