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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

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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

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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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May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Ojeda vs. Meza-Clay headline as FNF nears end

ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights series continues to wind down to its end next week. In the second to last show, undefeated, up-and-coming lightweight Reynaldo “El Maestro” Ojeda (16-0, 9 KOs) faces veteran Monty Meza-Clay (36-4, 22 KOs) in the 10-round main event from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. In his last fight, Ojeda scored a unanimous decision win over Sergio Villanueva, while Meza-Clay is looking to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Rod Salka.

Reynaldo Ojeda: “Monty Meza-Clay is an offensive fighter that throws a lot of punches. He comes all the way forward, that’s his main goal. He’s a person that really talks a lot inside the ring to get the other fighter confused. But we’re ready. We’re ready to go all the way.”

Monte Meza-Clay: “I have the same approach for every fight. I just impose my will on him; let him try to figure me out. I’m going to be me – I’m going to stick to my game plan. There’s nothing different other than – ring the bell, let’s fight! You hit me, I hit you back!”

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May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Chocolatito Ready for HBO debut

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Undefeated Nicaraguan WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (42-0, 36 KOs) is days away from his fight against top rated contender and former world champion Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) of Mexico City, this Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. We caught up with “Chocolatito” as he talked about his preparation and upcoming fight with Sosa.

“We are ready for the fight and extremely happy because this is a moment,” Chocolatito Gonzalez told Fightnews.com. “I began training camp in Nicaragua then finished up my camp in Indio (California). We are in excellent shape, the conditioning and work has been strong. The preparation is over now we are looking to make weight, waiting for the fight and getting the knockout. There are similarities in terms of the heat in Indio. It’s a desert and it’s hot but I truly felt like I was at home.” (more…)



May 14th, 2015

UFC

Phillipe Nover: The Manila Redemption

There is something to be said about the power of redemption and second chances.

The comeback is a storyline deeply ingrained in the culture of sports, as the athlete in the pressure of the moment has already dealt with adversity or a setback that took them away from something they’d invested passion and effort into. Simply making it back to do that thing they do one more time is not only a testament to their mental fortitude, but proof they refused to be denied the chance to reclaim what was once lost and now found once again . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Photos: Golovkin, Monroe workout

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In the 14th defense of his middleweight crown, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs), originally from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and now training at Big Bear, Cal., meets Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) from Ithaca, NY, in a scheduled 12-round contest at the historic Forum in Inglewood, California. Both GGG and Monroe worked out for the media on Wednesday.

Currently boasting a knockout victory streak of 19, Golovkin has taken the boxing world by storm with an extraordinary knockout-to-win ratio of better than 90%. No opponent has gone the distance with him since Nov. 2008, and he began 2015 by battering and eventually knocking out the formidable Martin Murray on Feb. 21. His 2014 fights ended in the seventh, third and second rounds. Trained by the highly regarded Abel Sanchez, Golovkin will be making his eighth appearance on HBO since his auspicious network debut in Sept. 2012. (more…)



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Ramos added to Top Rank Phoenix card

Another notable addition to Friday’s world championship card at the US Airway Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Unbeaten local favorite Abel Ramos (11-0-2, 6 KOs) will face Angel Martinez (14-5-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico in an off-TV six rounder at a contracted weight of 142 pounds. Ramos burst on to scene about a year ago with his spirited effort vs fellow unbeaten Maurice Hooker aired live on ShoBox. Ramos closed the fight strong pulling out a draw. That fight was his first fight with Andrew Zak’s Journeyman Management, which has kept him quite active since. Martinez enters with the better opposition having fought the likes of Lucas Matthysse and Marcos Maidana.

The new truTV boxing series, produced in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will feature a 12-round bout for the WBA interim world super lightweight title between champion Jose Benavidez, Jr. (22-0-0, 15 KOs), fighting in his hometown against Jorge Paez, Jr. (38-5-2, 23 KOs) of Mexico. Additionally, Antonio Orozco (21-0-0, 15 KOs) will meet Emmanuel Taylor (18-3-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight bout.



May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

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May 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin, Monroe Jr. media workouts

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (32-0, 29 KO), WBA/IBO middleweight champion pulled no punches when he worked out with his trainer Abel Sanchez at the Wild Card West Gym in Santa Monica. “Do you want me to hit it harder?” asked GGG working pads with Sanchez, after hitting so hard that Sanchez lost his mitts. “Can you? Really?” jokingly asked Sanchez, who insists that his fighter hits even harder that even before. “He’s always been strong enough, but now he has better technique,” said Sanchez working with his fighter in the ring surrounded by reporters.

Golovkin’s opponent this coming Saturday night at The Forum, Willie “Mongoose” Monroe Jr (19-1, 6 KO), decided that he would just show his speed and ring movement. “I don’t need to knock Golovkin out. I just have to be smarter and faster,” stated Monroe Jr.



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

N’Dam-Lemieux clash for vacant IBF middleweight title on June 20

It’s official. Middleweight contenders Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) and David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) collide for the vacant IBF world title, formerly held by Jermain Taylor, on June 20 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The bout was announced today.

Also on the card will be Quebec boxers Dierry Jean (28-1, 20 KOs), Schiller Hyppolite (15-1, 10 KOs) Ghislain Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs), Steven Butler (11-0, 9 KOs), Mian Hussain (11-0, 6 KOs), Ayaz Hussain (5 -0, 3 KOs), Yves Ulysse Jr. (6-0, 4 KOs) and Mathieu Germain (1-0).



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Photos: Benavidez-Paez Final Press Conference

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

truTV and Top Rank will exclusively present the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV, a live primetime boxing series on Friday, May 15, at 10 p.m. ET from the US Airway Center in Phoenix. The new boxing series, produced in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will feature a 12-round bout for the WBA interim World Super Lightweight title between champion Jose Benavidez, Jr. (22-0-0, 15 KOs), fighting in his hometown against Jorge Paez, Jr. (38-5-2, 23 KOs) of Mexico. Additionally, Antonio Orozco (21-0-0, 15 KOs) will meet Emmanuel Taylor (18-3-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight bout. (more…)



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Paulie Malignaggi Brooklyn workout

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Former two-division world champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) held an open workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn Wednesday. Now a popular boxing comentator, the 34-year-old Malignaggi returns to the ring for the first time since his brutal TKO loss to Shawn Porter 13 months ago against Danny O’Connor (25-2, 9 KOs) on Spike TV live from Barclays Center.

“There was a good six months where I didn’t really care about coming back,” said Paulie. “I was satisfied. But then I just started to miss being a competitor. I was keeping busy but the competition was missing in my life. Once I got back in the gym and started hitting the bag and I felt good I knew I wanted to get back out there. (more…)



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Molina confirmed (updated)

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, WBC #9 contender Eric Molina (via Skype) and executives from DiBella Entertainment, the City of Birmingham, the Alabama Athletic Commission and Bruno Event Team will hold a press conference Thursday to officially announce Wilder’s first title defense against Molina on June 13 at the Bartow Arena. Showtime will televise.

Note: Molina just moved up to #9 in the latest WBC ratings, making him the top available challenger for Wilder. #1 Alexander Povetkin and #2 Mike Perez meet next week in a WBC eliminator. #3 Tyson Fury is the WBA and WBO mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko. #4 Vyacheslav Glazkov is the IBF mandatory for Klitschko. Wilder just fought #5 Bermane Stiverne in his last fight. #6 Anthony Joshua has made it clear he’s only fighting journeymen in the immediate future. #7 Bryant Jennings fought Klitschko less than three weeks ago. #8 Lucas Browne is on the shelf waiting for a mandatory challenge against WBA “regular” champion Ruslan Chagaev, who already has another fight scheduled (Browne took step-aside money).



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Hunter opponent named: Antonio Escalante; Taishan makes quick return

Super welterweight prospect Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (19-3, 9 KOs) will face Antonio Escalante (29-7, 20 KOs) on May 22 in a 10-rounder televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Also on the card, 7-foot heavyweight Taishan (4-0, 2 KOs), will face an opponent yet to be named in a four-round opening televised bout. Taishan is fresh off his win against Jamal Woods at Minute Maid Park in Houston on May 9 as part of the undercard for Canelo vs. Kirkland.



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Dominguez

Undefeated super bantamweight Juan “Baby Tito” Dominguez (18-0, 12 KOs) will now take on Mario Antonio Macias (26-15, 13 KOs) in a bout scheduled eight-rounder on May 22, boxing at the Claridge in Atlantic City. Dominguez was originally slated to face Jonathan Perez (33-10, 27 KOs).

There will be three eight-round co-features that will highlight a nine fight undercard:

Bryant Perella (11-0, 7 KOs) will battle German Perez (11-1-3, 3 KOs) in a welterweight bout, John Magda (9-0, 6 KOs) will fight Miguel Angel Manguia (31-32-1, 25 KOs) in a super middleweight bout. Gervonta Davis (10-0, 9 KOs) will take on Alberta Mora (5-3, 1 KO) in a featherweight bout.

The card is promoted by King’s Promotions in association with DeeLee Promotions. Tickets are $100, $75 and $50.



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Shane Mosley talks Mayweather-Pacquiao + A look at Alvarez-Kirkland and Golovkin-Monroe Jr.

Shane Mosley talks to Boxing City Radio (hosted by Arvin Nundloll and Bryan Armen Graham) immediately after the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and we go over Canelo Alvarez’s TKO over James Kirkland, Omar Figueroa’s victory over Ricky Burns and Gennady Golovkin’s upcoming fight vs. Willie Monroe Jr.
Listen now: iTunes | Web



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin promises “big present” at final presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBA, IBO, WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) of Kazakhstan and middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) of Ithaca, New York held their final press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Westin Hotel LAX. Golovkin and Monroe will square off this Saturday at the Forum of Los Angeles live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

“You have two of the best pound for pound fighters in the world it’s really a throwback show in honor of all the great fights they have held at the Forum,” K2 Promotions Tom Loeffler said in opening up the press conference. “We are proud to present “GGG” Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. for the middleweight championship. We are really excited about this show.” (more…)



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Crolla gets immediate title shot against Perez after recovery from fractured skull

Anthony Crolla will make an emotional return to the ring when he challenges WBA world lightweight champion Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena on July 18, on a huge night of boxing live on Sky Sports. The Manchester man has been given the all-clear to box again by doctors following the horrific attack he suffered when bravely tackling burglars that attempted to break into his neighbor’s house in December. Crolla suffered a fractured skull when he was struck over the head by a concrete slab and broke his ankle in the attack that cruelly robbed him of the chance to face Richar Abril for the world title in January. (more…)



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Abel Sanchez

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez discusses GGG’s fight with Willie Monroe Jr.



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

South Philly featherweight Frankie Sodano passes

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Former featherweight boxer, Frankie Sodano died Monday, May 11, 2015, at age 84. Sodano had a solid professional career as a prize fighter, but the greatest glory of his boxing life came in the amateur ranks where he won multiple tournaments and represented the USA at the 1948 London Olympics. Sodano was born on March 10, 1931 in South Philadelphia. He attended Furness Jr. High School and Southern High School where he was an outstanding gymnast as a teenager. Eventually he became an amateur boxer, training and fighting out of the 33rd PAL at 15th & Snyder. (more…)



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Orozco-Taylor could steal the show

Super lightweight Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Talor (18-3, 12 KOs) will provide undefeated “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (21-0, 15 knockouts) with a stern threat in the 10-round co-main event this Friday night at the US Airways Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. TruTV will televise live beginning at 10:00 PM/ET. The Orozco-Taylor tilt will be on the undercard of undefeated WBA interim super lightweight world champion Jose Benavidez, Jr. in his first title defense, against Mexican standout Jorge “Maromerito” Paez, Jr.

Taylor and Orozco were originally slated to fight on March 12th in San Antonio, but Orozco had to withdraw in February when he suffered a cut over his right eye in training. (more…)



May 13th, 2015

UFC

Six Degrees of Urijah Faber

The term SuperFight is bandied about often, but rarely do all the stars align to make one happen.

On May 16, 2015 in Manila, Philippines, a SuperFight will take place between former world champions Urijah Faber and Frankie Edgar in the first-ever UFC event in the Southeast Asia country . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing News

Son of boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson fights Multiple Sclerosis

Russian boxer Denis Boytsov in a coma after accident

Joshua Clottey fires a shot at Canelo Alvarez

Max Kellerman defends Manny Pacquiao



May 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Morales-Barrera rivalry renewed

Super flyweight Ivan Morales (27-0, 15 KOs) will face Danny “Venado” Flores (14-6, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super flyweight bout featured on the non-televised undercard of Golovkin-Monroe this Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Morales is the younger brother of ring legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales, while Flores is co-trained by Erik’s former archrival Marco Antonio Barrera.



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara-Rodriguez on Spike TV

WBA “regular” super welterweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) returns to the ring on Friday, June 12 to defend against veteran Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) as Premier Boxing Champions heads back to Spike TV. Additionally, light heavyweight knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) is set to square off against the ring-savvy Doudou Ngumbu (34-6, 13 KOs).



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Unbeaten super featherweights collide May 30

Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing, Art of Boxing Promotions, and the World Famous Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California, brings Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas to “Tinseltown” on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00pm. The May 30th show will mark the ninth installment of the Hollywood Fight Night series.

The main event is currently scheduled to be a battle of two 22-year-old unbeaten super featherweight prospects as Saul “El Dinamita” Rodriguez (16-0, 13KOs) faces off against Antonio Capulin (14-0, 6KOs). Since 2013, Riverside’s Rodriguez has disposed of his last 8 opponents by stoppage, including some highlight reel knockouts on UniMas. Capulin makes his California debut after fighting his entire career in his home state of Texas. (more…)



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

2.2 million see Canelo-Kirkland on HBO

After an electrifying night at Minute Maid Park in Houston where more than 31,000 fans gathered to watch live on May 9, Canelo vs. Kirkland brought in a stunning number of viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing (WCB) with an average viewership of 2,146,000 for the live, first-time airing on HBO and peaked at 2,296,000 viewers. Canelo vs. Kirkland is the top-performing bout on HBO’s flagship boxing platform since the Antonio Tarver-Bernard Hopkins light heavyweight title battle delivered 2,460,000 viewers in 2006. This also marked the Mexican superstar’s first appearance as a headliner on the HBO WCB platform.



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters-Marriaga/Verdejo-Najera Ticket Alert

Tickets to the Walters vs. Marriaga/Verdejo vs. Najera HBO-televised world championship boxing event on June 13 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC, will go on sale this Friday (May 15) at Noon ET. Priced at $205, $105 and $55, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Tony “El Torito” Ayala passes away

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former middleweight boxing star of the 80s Tony “El Torito” Ayala Jr. was found dead Tuesday at the Zarzamora Street Gym in San Antonio, Texas. Ayala was just 52 and is believed to have passed away from a heart attack. He had a record of 31-2, 27 KOs. His promising career was interrupted by a 16 year prison sentence.



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev-Pianeta kickoff press conference

Photos: P. Gercke/SES Boxing

The world heavyweight title clash between WBA “regular” champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2, 20 KOs) and #13 rated Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) was officially announced today during a press conference in the garden of the 900-year-old “Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen” Art Museum in Magdeburg, Germany. The bout will take place July 11 at the GETEC Arena.

Ruslan Chagaev: “I’ve boxed in many cities in Germany, but it will be my first time here in Magdeburg. With Francesco Pianeta I have a great challenger who had a very good performance in his world title fight against Klitschko and, of course, wants my title. I will do everything possible to win. It’s certainly a good fight. We have two southpaws boxing against each other, but for me that’s not a big challenge. I can box well against both styles.”

Francesco Pianeta: “This fight is very big for me. I could be the first German world champion since Max Schmeling and are also the first world heavyweight champion for SES. For this big challenge, I’ll give everything. It is a difficult task, but I can do it. Ruslan boxed Valuev very smart tactically and really impressed me, like all fans of boxing. Ruslan is a major hurdle for my dream to become a world champion, but I like to take on great challenges!”

In other heavyweight bouts, German champion Michael Wallisch (14-0, 9 KOs), German International champion Steffen Kretschmann (19-2, 17 KOs), unbeaten prospect Tom Schwarz (12-0, 8 KOs) and German #5 Edmund Gerber (24-2, 15 KOs) will face opponents to be named.

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May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao event shatters records for PPV buys, PPV revenue, live gate and more

Generates 4.4 million PPV buys, total revenues of $500 million+

The boxing blockbuster event, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys and now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time. Initial reports from distributors indicate that the event generated more than 4.4 million U.S. buys and more than $400 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue alone. With additional revenue from the live gate at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, international television distribution, sponsorships, closed circuit and merchandise sales, the event is expected to generate in excess of $500 million in gross worldwide receipts. The news was announced jointly by Showtime Networks Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, and HBO in conjunction with event promoters Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank, Inc.

The welterweight world championship unification bout nearly doubled the previous record of 2.48 million buys generated by the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing event in 2007 and nearly tripled the record $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue generated by Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez in 2013. (more…)



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Evens Pierre will headline card in Haiti

By Robert Coster
Photo: Premium Boxing Promotion

Lightweight contender WBA #8 Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre is returning to his homeland of Haiti to defend his WBA Fedelatin title against Mexican challenger Jesus Cruz Bibiano on May 22nd at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville. Pierre (24-1, 17 KOs), a lanky boxer-puncher, has fought most of his career in Panama and it will be his only third appearance in front of his Haitian home crowd. According to sources, his opponent Cruz Bibiano (15-9,10 KOs) sports a deceptive record, having been on the wrong end of questionable decisions more than once. (more…)



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigg opponent named: Kiko Martinez

Photos: Mark Robinson

Just announced. WBA “regular” super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) will defend his title against former IBF champion Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on July 18, live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Quigg was sidelined with a hand surgery following his last fight, and the 26 year old says that time out of the ring has made him hungrier than ever. “I was very busy and the break has done me good – I am refreshed,” said Quigg. “We know what Kiko brings, he’s been in everyone’s backyard and this is the toughest fight of my career – but there’s one thing I know, I will beat him on July 18. (more…)



May 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Oliveira looks to upset McCumby Saturday

Photo: Brandon Lluis

Light heavyweight Marcus Oliveira (24-2-1, 22 KOs) will face unbeaten Trevor McCumby (18-0, 14 KOs) this Saturday night at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds with Top Rank promoting. McCumby is a local favorite and the promoter’s fighter, so Oliveira feels that he’ll have to win decisively to leave Phoenix with the victory. He says he’s up for the challenge.

Oliveira was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil but has lived in the U.S. for about five years. He was initially living in Florida while being promoted by Don King Productions but has since moved to Southern California following his departure from DKP. It’s now a fresh start for Oliveira who recently signed with Andrew Zak’s Journeyman Management. (more…)



May 12th, 2015

UFC

Robertson battles Killa B in Chitown

Welterweight standouts Ben “Killa B” Saunders and Kenny Robertson will be heading to the Windy City on July 25 to meet up in an important matchup at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 12th, 2015




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