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On March 13, 2014, Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was visited by music legend Bob Dylan while Pacquiao was training at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. for his rematch with then-undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley. Who would dream that 31 months later, Dylan would be awarded a Nobel Prize in literature and Pacquiao would become the first Senator to challenge for a world title? Pacquiao challenges two-division world champion Jessie Vargas in a 12-round battle for Vargas’ World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown on Saturday, November 5. It will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (more…)
Undefeated 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (14-0, 9 KOs) will face upset-minded Jaime Herrera (15-3-1, 8 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on Friday, Nov. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, Calif.
Shelestyuk was a member of a 2012 Ukrainian Olympic team that included featherweight gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and heavyweight gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk.
In the co-feature, undefeated cruiserweights Constantin Bejenaru (11-0, 4 KOs) and Stivens “Superman” Bujaj (16-0-1, 11 KOs), of New York, will collide in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBC International and WBC Continental Americas titles. (more…)
Th UK’s Ian John-Lewis will be the third man in the ring when WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) defends against BJ Flores (32-2-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Judges are Alejandro Rochin (Mexico), Rey Danseco (Philippines) and Victor Loughlin (Scotland). WBC supervisor is Houcine Houichi (Tunisia).
By Rey Colón -The Sport Press
A clash between former WBO junior lightweight champion, Román “Rocky” Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KOs) and undefeated Rey Ojeda (18-0, 9 KOs) is allegedly is brewing for December 3 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Martinez has not fought since June 11 when he was knocked out by Vasyl Lomachenko when he defended his belt at Madison Square Garden, New York. Meanwhile, Ojeda last fought in November 2015 and a few months ago announced his retirement, apparently due to trouble getting fights. It would be Martinez’ official debut at lightweight in an attempt to get another world title shot.
In the co-feature, Alberto Mercado (13-0-1 and 3 KO’s) will defend his regional FECARBOX and Latino 130lb belts against Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (23-3-1. 16 KOs).
Jean Pierre Bauwens jr will face Steve Jamoye tomorrow in the Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent, Belgium with Sasha Yengoyan versus Giuseppe Lauri and Meriton Karaxha versus Ahmed El Hamwi as co-headliners for this 18th edition of the “Gents Boksgala” promoted by Claude Vandenheede.
Vastly experienced Bauwens, 39-2-1(23), is a former EBU-EU champion. He lost that title to Manuel Lancia. His only other defeat was against Ruben Nieto from Spain. His opponent Steve Jamoye is 19-3-1(3) and on 2 consecutive defeats against Sandor Martin and Nicolas Gonzalez. But the fight is for sure a very interesting matchup. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds with a regional title at stake. Tomorrow we will know who the actual best superlightweight is in Belgium!
Another interesting fight is between Meriton Karaxha, 10-2-1(4) and Ahmed El Hamwi, 12-8-2(1) for the vacant Belgian superlightweight title. Karaxha lost a close decision to Bauwens and the fight against El Hamwi is a rematch of their Sept 2015 fight closely won by Karaxha. Frenchman El Hamwi is Belgian licensed and eager to avenge this defeat and to win the Belgian 140lbs title. In his last fight he lost for the Belgian 147lbs title to Jessy Petit-Jean.
Hard hitting Sasha Yengoyan, 37-2-1(25), will face 40 year old Kosovo licensed Italian via Hungary Giuseppi Lauri, 55-18-0(33). Yengoyan is looking for his 26th stoppage win.
Former WBC Intl Silver and WBC Francophone champion Islam Teffahi, Denis Rosescu and Amine Boucetta will face selected opponents on the undercard.
First bell at the Topsporthal Vlaanderen Ghent, Belgium at 7pm.
Sport 40 will transmit from 9:30pm
Queensberry Promotions received news today that WBO World Middleweight Champion, Billy Joe Saunders had suffered a muscle injury and would be unable to defend against Artur Akavov on 22nd October at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. Unfortunately, on the same day British Super-Welterweight Champion, Liam Williams also suffered an injury in sparring that prevents him from defending his British title against Ahmet Patterson on the same bill.
Consequently, postponement was the only option to maintain the strength of the card, and as such the event will now take place on Saturday 26th November at the same venue.
Promoter Frank Warren said: “We have obviously not had a lot of luck with this event, first of all being let down by Chris Eubank Jnr and now the two main fights on a card falling out on the same day. We have no choice but to postpone the card to a month later so everyone is given time to recover. (more…)
Popular ring announcer Henry “Discombobulating” Jones has created an Anti-Bullying public service announcement featuring DC boxing stars Daryl Tyson (former NABF & WBC Continental Americas champion), DeMarcus Corley (former WBO world champion), Darrell Coley (former NABF champion), and Vincent Pettway (Former IBF champion). Jones is trying to get it aired nationally.
By Ricardo Ibarra
Former Pacific Northwest amateur stand-out Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) will take on journeyman Leo Bercier (8-19-1, 4 KOs) this Saturday at the Clearwater River Casino in Lewiston, Idaho. Ferguson will meet Bercier in the eight round main event of Beat Boxing Promotions’ inaugural show, capping off what is expected to be a stacked ten bout card.
Ferguson has been on a four fight knockout spree since turning pro in April of this year when he stopped Billy Martin in the second round. The young fighter from Spokane, Washington, who in 2015 claimed the USA National amateur heavyweight title, recently handed former world title challenger Rubin Williams a loss, stopping him in the first round this past August. (more…)
Adrien Broner’s close friends are worried he may kill himself — and have contacted police to check in on the boxer after he went to social media and strongly implied he was going to take his own life. Broner began posting early Wednesday morning — apologizing to his family and friends and saying, “I don’t want to be here no more this s**t too much.”
He then posted a photo of a handgun inside of a vehicle and wrote, “I’m going home I love y’all.”
We tried to reaching out to Broner to no avail — but several of his friends told us they’re extremely concerned and at least one friend says he’s contacted police to help.
Tyson Fury has this evening announced that he has voluntarily vacated his WBO, WBA and IBO World Heavyweight titles with immediate effect to fully focus on his medical treatment and recovery.
Tyson defeated the then linear world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany last November in one of the biggest ever upsets in sporting history to claim the unified world titles. However, due to a serious medical condition, Tyson was forced to withdraw from defending his titles against Klitschko in the rematch scheduled for October 29th in Manchester.
Tyson values the rich and treasured history of the heavyweight division which has had countless legendary champions and believes that the titles should be kept active. Therefore out of respect for the governing bodies, the sport of boxing and the heavyweight division, Tyson has made the difficult decision to vacate the belts. This will also allow him the time and space to fully recover from his present condition without any undue pressure and with the expert medical attention he requires and his close family support.
“I feel that it is only fair and right and for the good of boxing to keep the titles active and allow the other contenders to fight for the vacant belts that I proudly won and held as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world when I defeated the long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko,” said Tyson. (more…)
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Sherman Oaks, California based TGB Promotions has signed heavyweight contender Iago Kiladze, (24-1-0, 16 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today by Tom Brown, the company’s president.
A native of Ukraine, Kiladze has been living in the Los Angeles area and training with the renowned Joe Goossen at the world famous Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California for most of 2016.
“We’re excited to start working with Iago, he’s a very hard working fighter who is looking to make his mark in the heavyweight division.” said Brown. “He’s been training with Joe and they’ve really formed a great fighter/trainer relationship.” (more…)
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World ranked heavyweight contender Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) is headed to the world’s foremost tourist destination, Monte Carlo, on Saturday, November 12 to face feared, undefeated and #1 ranked “King Kong” Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) at the Salle des Etoiles for the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
“This is the fight I wanted, I picked him,” said Scott. “I told my promoter Tom Brown one of the three, either Anthony Joshua, David Haye or Luis Ortiz.”
“After Ortiz beat Bryant Jennings the media starting talking about his invincibility and that he was the most feared heavyweight and I immediately wanted to fight him. There’s no such thing as unbeatable and I welcome the challenge to prove it.” (more…)
Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (14-0, 14 KOs) will face Luis Armando Ceja (28-5-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, November 12. This will be a ten round bout which will headline the DirecTV Boxing Nights series at the Complejo Ferial in Ponce, Puerto Rico and will be presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions, in collaboration with Roc Nation Sports and H2 Entertainment.
“A win over Ceja, and getting the Latino title, will place Acosta within the top ten of the WBO,” said promoter Hector Soto. “The plan is that it can be fighting for the world title for the middle of next year.”
Fighting on the co-feature is unbeaten super flyweight Jose ‘Chiquiro’ Martinez (18-0, 11 KOs), from Las Marias, Puerto Rico who will face Dominican warrior Juan Guzman (22-6, 12).
And in another match Emanuel ‘Bebo’ Rivera (16-1, 11 KOs) from Toa Baja will meet with Josean ‘Tren’ Figueroa (11-4-1, 5 KOs) from Aguada in an eight round bout.
Jaime Arboleda 128.5 vs Eder Espitia 129
Jorge Sanchez 121 vs Franklin Manzanilla 121.25
Cesar Rivas 147 vs Marcos Martinez 155.25
Yaditza Perez 105 vs Monique Sciberras 103.25
Juan Delgado 151.75 vs Edwin Gamboa 152.25
Marlene Aguilar 123.5 vs Marcela Nieto 119.5
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
Venue: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama
Undefeated welterweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will host a Philadelphia press conference to announce his Saturday, November 12 non-title fight against Colombia’s Samuel Vargas that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Garcia’s fight against Vargas is the final hurdle before his highly anticipated welterweight world title unification showdown against undefeated champion Keith Thurman planned for the first quarter of 2017.
Garcia will also detail a charity partnership as he looks to give back to his hometown throughout the promotion. Information about specific events and how you can join Garcia in supporting the city of Philadelphia will be announced at the press conference.
In addition to Garcia and Vargas, undefeated rising star Jarrett Hurd, unbeaten prospect Omar Douglas and local prospects Thomas Velasquez, Jeffrey Torres, Kyrone Davis, Milton Santiago and Antonio Dubose will be in attendance at Thursday’s press conference.
The possible purse bid between WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and WBA World middleweight champion and Daniel Jacobs will remain at the original split of 75-25 in favor of the champion (Golovkin) and not the 60-40 split requested by the challenger (Jacobs).
The WBA World Championships Committee voted and agreed to maintain the original 75-25 purse bid split, as stipulated in Article 9, Section D of the WBA rules.
Section C, Article 46 of the WBA rules specifies that “… the strict application of the rules can be modified when the WBA can justify accommodating special circumstances. In such a case, the WBA will consider a request for special permission or exception.” (more…)
Photo: All Star Boxing
WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Champion and WBO #7 contender Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez arrived today in Miami, Florida where he will be a special guest of the popular show Titulares y Mas on Telemundo with hosts Karim Mendiburu and Edgar Lopez at 11:35 PM tonight to talk about his upcoming rematch this Friday, October 14 against David Quijano at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The weight in which is open to the public will start at 4:00 PM tomorrow at Space Coast Harley Davison 1440 Sportsman Ln NE, Palm Bay. The clash will be televised live by Telemundo Deportes at 11:35 PM.
Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com
South Philly lights up again Friday night with another boxing show stacked with local talent. New venues and new promoters have given Philadelphia a shot in the arm in 2016. Friday’s event, however, comes from the most established of local promoters, Peltz Boxing (with BAM Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions – plus visiting DiBella Entertainment), at the City’s most established boxing venue, the 2300 Arena.
Like most Peltz cards, this show is loaded with local fighters and strong, intriguing matches. Headlining on Friday is a tasty 8-round clash between two junior middleweights, Tyrone Brunson and Ismael “Tito” Garcia. However, the card offers eight other fights featuring young rising talent (Isaiah Wise, Anthony Burgin, Steven Ortiz), tried and true vets (Victor Vasquez, Fred Jenkins Jr., Osnel Charles), a returning favorite (Hasan Young), a promising undefeated out-of-towner (Mike Reed), and a streaking local on the brink of a title shot (Tevin Farmer).
The main event presents the ring recipe preferred my most boxing fans. Tyrone Brunson, 23-6-1, 22 KOs, is a puncher, and Tito Garcia, 10-0, 4 KOs, is a boxer. On paper, that’s usually all you need to know. But this fight is interesting not only for its potential fireworks. It is also a crossroads fight for both boxers. (more…)
Photo: Team Sauerland
Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) and Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs) both appeared in a confident mood at the final press conference ahead of their European Featherweight title fight on Saturday at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn.
Ceylan is aiming to become Denmark’s first European Champion for over ten years, while Walsh will be hoping to upset the home fighter and add the European strap to his collection of English and British titles.
Speaking to the media today at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel, Ceylan said he has had the best preparations of his career, and believes he is ready to write a new chapter in Danish boxing history. (more…)
Photo: Mark Robinson
Derry Mathews believes he has the power to break the heart of Luke Campbell MBE and KO him when they clash for Campbell’s WBC Silver Lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
Mathews comes into the fight on the back of a crack at WBO champion Terry Flanagan here in March in his 50th pro outing, and the Liverpool favourite believes his power and experience, coupled with the vulnerabilities he’s seen with the Olympic gold medal man hitting the canvas in recent fights, will see him destroy Campbell’s World title dreams and set himself up for another shot.
“Everyone knows Luke was a great amateur but there are flaws in him,” said Mathews. “Anyone who knows boxing can see that. I know I’m going to go in there and break his heart. I can and I will beat him tonight. He’s never been in with anyone like me before and he will get exposed. (more…)
As WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and former Two-Time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) prepare for their epic “Pound For Pound” showdown scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, fans, media, experts and odds-makers around the world are split on who will be the favorite to win this virtually even-money battle.
Jay Rood, Vice President of Race & Sports for MGM Resorts International, provides his expert analysis of the match-up:
“I really believe this could end up being a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Usually fighters in good form don’t meet up. Because of that, this fight opened close, has remained so and, most likely, will close so. It’s not very often that a fight in Las Vegas that’s this significant is this close in terms of odds. Ward opened at -145 and he now is at -150. I don’t believe it will change much from here.” (more…)
Puerto Rico’s David “Dabo” Quijano (16-6-1, 9 KOs) takes on Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (14-3, 4 KOs) of Mexico this Friday. The ten round main event will be for Rodriguez’ WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title. The site location will be the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The card is presented by promoter Tuto Zabala Jr.’s All Star Boxing and will be televised by Telemundo. The bout will be a rematch from a fight which took place four months ago where Rodriguez won by decision. Quijano felt the bout could have gone either way and looks to leave no doubts this time around. (more…)
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, together with VADA President Dr. Margaret Goodman, officially announced the Clean Boxing Program (CBP) on May 5 in Las Vegas. The enrollment process began on that date in which all WBC champions and the top 15 ranked contenders have to mandatorily enroll. CBP random out of competition testing is administered by VADA and the unannounced testing to eligible fighters is performed through the VADA process and procedures.
The enrollment process, which began on May 5, was also extended until today, as the ratings for October are being released, and those fighters who did not enroll have been taken out of the WBC ratings.
FIGHTERS WHO DID NOT ENROLL IN THE CBP:
David Haye – England – Heavyweight
Jean Pascal – Canada – Light Heavyweight
Jose Uzcategui – Venezuela – Super Middleweight
Gabriel Rosado – USA – Middleweight
Vanes Martirosyan – Armenia – Super Welterweight
Daquan Arnett – USA – Super Welterweight
Amir Khan – England – Welterweight
Lamont Peterson – USA – Welterweight
Rances Barthelemy – Cuba – Super Lightweight
Felix Verdejo – Puerto Rico – Lightweight
Emiliano Marsili – Italy – Lightweight
Henry Lundy – USA – Lightweight
Yuriorkis Gamboa – Cuba – Super Featherweight
Hairon Socarras – Cuba – Featherweight
Cesar Juarez – Mexico – Super Bantamweight
Edivaldo Ortega – Mexico – Super Bantamweight
Emanuel Navarrete – Mexico – Bantamweight
Gideon Buthelezi – South Africa – Flyweight
Brian Viloria – USA – Flyweight
Moises Calleros – Mexico – Light Flyweight
Javier Mendoza – Mexico – Flyweight
Angel Acosta – Puerto Rico – Light Flyweight
Janiel Rivera – Puerto Rico – Minimumweight
Carlos Buitrago – Nicaragua – Minimumweight
Simphiwe Khonco – South Africa – Minimumweight
As previously announced by Fightnews.com on September 29, USA Olympian, WBC Continental Americas champion and undefeated hometown champion Jose Ramirez will take on his toughest most rugged opponent Gabriel ‘Tito’ Bracero of Brooklyn, N.Y. to headline a Top Rank championship event at the Save Mart Center on Friday, December 2.
Ramirez, a jr welterweight champion, has a record of 18-0, 13 KOs. Bracero, who has never been stopped, is 24-3, 5 KOs.
“As Jose moves up the ladder to a world championship fight, his opponents will be getting better and the fights will be more difficult,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. “But Top Rank believes Jose Ramirez will win a world title and bring it home to the Central Valley. To do that, he first has to get past Gabriel Bracero.” (more…)
Popular Boxing series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford returns to the City of Palm Bay, Florida, this Friday, October 14, with their 3rd installment of their Fall Series. In the main event another classic of the rivalry Mexico vs. Puerto Rico when WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Champion Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico defends his title in a rematch against David Quijano of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a bout schedule for 10 Rounds.
Rodriguez ranked #7 WBO, #18 WBC is making his 8th appearance on this series in a little over 2 years and brings a record of 14-3, 4 KO’s. Quijano on the other hand is looking for revenge after dropping a hard fought decision to “Meserito” last June and spots a record of 16-6-1, 9 KO’s.
Also in action in the co-feature Jr. Bantamweight contender Joebert “Little Pac Man” Alvarez from General Santos, Philippines faces Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico in a clash schedule for 8 rounds. (more…)
By Nick Giongco
Returning from sick bay, Manny Pacquiao sparred eight rounds Tuesday as the fighting senator revved up his preparations for the November 5 clash with Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas. Pacquiao banged bodied with Jose Ramirez and Leonardo Doronio at the Elorde Gym. Team Pacquiao is set to fly to the US on October 22.
By Tony Mayger / @ringtoneboxing
Photos by Frank Jagow & Ravi Pagnamenta
Former world light-welterweight champion Chris Algieri has been in Germany recently, leading workshops at boxing clubs in Nuremburg and Munich.
Boxwerk in Munich, owned and managed by Nick Trachte, was the venue for one very successful boxing seminar in which Algieri shared his world championship experience to demonstrate techniques, training tips and give coaching to club members. The seminar coincided with the Oktoberfest, the annual beer festival which also gave him an opportunity to experience German culture with a jug of beer and traditional folk songs.
“I love it! The people are great and the cities are beautiful. People have a great respect for the Art of Boxing here, which I am very proud and excited to experience.”
Algieri had a career-defining year in 2014 when he defeated Emmanuel Taylor to set up a world title clash with Ruslan Provodnikov, which he won by split decision. He then stepped up a weight class to face the great Manny Pacquiao, losing by decision in Macao, China.
The 32-year-old has only fought once this year when he was stopped by undefeated welterweight prospect, Errol Spence Jr., who handed him his first stoppage loss. (more…)
Just announced: The main event for Friday at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida is Mexican super flyweight Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (14-3, 4 KOs) against Puerto Rico’s David Quijano (16-6-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-rounder for Rodriguez’ WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title. The card is presented by promoter Tuto Zabala Jr.’s All Star Boxing and will be televised by Telemundo.
Looks like unbeaten 2008 and 2012 Olympian welterweight Egis “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (14-0, 12 KOs) of Lithuania will get some air-time on Friday night’s UniMas card at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Kavaliauskas is slated to take on Las Vegas’ Cameron Krael (8-11-2, 1 KO) in a scheduled eight-rounder. Krael enters with four straight losses.
In the main event, WBO #3, IBF #5 lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (34-1-1, 26 KOs) makes his third outing this year against Alan Herrera (34-8, 22 KOs) in a bout scheduled for ten heats of action. (more…)
Honduran Olympian Teofimo López signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank. López, whose parents were born in Honduras and was born in Brooklyn, New York, but now resides in Davie, Florida, is a 19-year old fighter that was the only boxing representative of Honduras and Central America in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
“I’m very happy. I know that I made the right choice. Alongside Top Rank, I know that I will reach all my goals. They recognized talent and they know that I have the talent to become a world champion,” said Lopez after announcing his signing. Lopez is trained by his father Teofimo Lopez Sr. and is managed by David McWaters. He will make his pro debut on the undercard of the November 5 Pacquiao vs. Vargas PPV event that will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
“Teofimo is one of those amateurs who definitely has the better pro style and will have greater success in the pro ranks,” said Carl Moretti, Vice President of Top Rank.
Former two-time World Champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) has traveled to his family’s native Haiti to assist with the urgent relief work taking place in the island nation. Berto has joined forces with The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) and its Global Ambassadors delegation to provide critically needed emergency relief efforts to the thousands of Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew, the catastrophic Category 4 storm that left Haiti in another state of massive devastation on Tuesday, October 4.
Berto is helping to deliver thousands of dollars in urgently needed medical supplies collected from initial donations made through JBF’s Haiti Emergency Relief Campaign. (more…)
TGB Promotions has signed world ranked contender Adrian “El Tigre” Granados to an exclusive promotional agreement it was announced by Tom Brown, the company’s President. “We’re very excited to begin working with Adrian, he’s one of the premier talents in the junior welterweight division and one of the true Mexican warriors in boxing. He has a very bright future and we look forward to giving him fights with some of biggest names, and on some of the biggest platforms possible,” said Brown.
“Having worked with numerous legendary Mexican fighters in my career including Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, Adrian is exactly the type of warrior that boxing fans love,” continued Brown who has worked as a promoter and matchmaker for over three decades. (more…)
The WBO Championship Committee has given heavyweight champion Tyson Fury ten calendar days, final and non–extendable, to show cause why his title should not be vacated due to inactivity, breach of contract and performance-enhancing drugs and stimulants.
A letter to Fury from the Committee stated:
We have received and thank you for the response to the WBO’s September 26, 2016 Certification Request of your Medical Report of September 21, 2016 and the Supplemental Report of September 28, 2016 concerning the conditions described therein. Everyone at the WBO is concerned for your health, well-being, happiness and prospects for a full and complete recovery.
The reports, however, continue to be provisional and conditional. The September 21, 2016 report indicates a report is being prepared which will contain the relevant chronological events and antecedents to your condition. The September 28, 2016 Supplemental report also states that the prognosis is conditioned on the absence of any other psychological issue. (more…)
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
Once again boxing is with sadness, mourning the passing of another icon. Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor passed away and is now flying free into eternity. Pryor will be remembered as a warrior who gave boxing fans around the world memorable fights.
This past week was very active. We held two purse bids for the heavyweight division. The WBC interim heavyweight championship was won by World of Boxing with $3.165 million for the Povetkin vs. Stiverne match, while Salvatore Cherchi of Opi2000 secured the promotion of the Duhaupas vs. Takam silver title fight. The WBC team enjoyed a memorable dinner with all of the promoters who traveled to New York for the bid process. Don King and Don Majeski shared many stories, and it was all smiles as we all left that night. (more…)
By Victor Lee
Photos: Mi-Kyung Lee
While boxing events and overall interest in the sport have waned in our country over the past several years, South Korea’s governing bodies have proliferated, resulting in no fewer than four national commissions, including the KBC, KBF, KBA, and KPBF. In contrast, though a much bigger nation, the JBC remains the sole national commission of our neighbor to the East, Japan.
Today’s matches marked the debut of a new organization, Korean Boxing Management (KBM), under whose purview fans were treated to several competitive, exciting matches. The KBM is not a commission, but an umbrella organization under which various boxing gym owners have banded together. While the KBM is in some respects similar to the JPBA (Japan Professional Boxing Association), its members are now actively engaged in promoting their own boxing events apart from any local commission.
Today’s bouts took place in Gapyung, the site of a brutal Korean War battle that pitted largely Australian and Canadian forces against those of China and North Korea, now an idyllic little town cradled by mountains, the flowing Han river and clean air. (more…)
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