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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Scott Raven Lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) stopped former two-time interim beltholder Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a single left ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Lamont Peterson Holds Media Workout

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Delane Rouse – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson held an open workout at the Headbangers Gym in Washington, DC as he prepares for his title defense against Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana of New York City by way of Puerto Rico on Saturday, August 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Peterson told reporters that he is looking to put out his best for this contest.

“Expect to see the best Peterson you can see,” Peterson said. “Each time, I try to get better. My goal is to always get better every fight, so expect to see a great Lamont Peterson on August 9. ”

Washington, DC native Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KO’s) faces a veteran in Santana (29-4, 20 KO’s) who is ranked 13th in the world by the IBF. Peterson says that he definitely respects his challenger.

“I’ve watched him fight. He can fight,” Peterson said. “A lot of people don’t know him so they don’t think he deserves a title shot. He’s been in the game a long time and a lot of people don’t know what it takes to stay in the game for eight, nine, 10 years. He has done that and he’s still here. He’s never had a title shot. I’m glad he’s getting a chance because he can really fight.” (more…)



July 31st, 2014



Boxing News

Cruiserweight championship doubleheader scheduled for September 27 in Moscow

Photo: Ringpolska.pl

Photo: Ringpolska.pl


By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We were working, negotiating in Moscow with Andrey Ryabinsky for almost thirteen hours. In the end, we did shake hands, smiling,” said Piotr Werner, co-owner, with Andrzej Wasilewski, of Sferis Knockout Promotions, the Polish promotional company representing former IBF and since 2010 current WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (49-2, 35 KO) and highly rated cruiserweight contender, Paweł Kołodziej (33-0, 18 KO). Włodarczyk and Kołodziej, on September 27 in Moscow, will challenge Andrey Ryabinsky’s “World of Boxing” promotional company’s best cruiserweight fighters. “Diablo” will defend his title against EBU (European Boxing Union) champion Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KO) and in the co-feature, WBA champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KO) will battle Kołodziej.

“We will have two cruiserweight championship bouts on one great night. A truly special event,” said Werner. For both champions, Włodarczyk and Lebedev, it will be their first chance to present their skills in 2014. There were rumors and even some promoter to promoter talks about matching Włodarczyk in a US-televised event against recently active BJ Flores (30-1, 19 KO) in August, but a Flores hand injury prevented further negotiations. Lebedev was supposed to have a rematch with Guillermo Jones in April of this year, but fight in Moscow was cancelled literally minutes before the opening bell, when WBA president Gilberto Mendoza communicated on “Twitter” that Jones again tested positive for banned substance. “I could not let this bout happen. It would be not fair for my fighter, the spectators” – said Ryabinsky, cancelling the event.



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Broner/Matthysse Cincinnati twinbill is official

Now it’s official. As we reported yesterday, former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a Showtime telecast on September 6 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner will face Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout. In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the same weight class, Argentine powerhouse Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse meets unbeaten Roberto Ortiz.

In the opening bout former two-time world welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KO’s) will return to the ring after a one-year layoff and shoulder surgery. The opponent is still TBA.

“It’s always good to fight at home,” said Broner, who, in his last bout at U.S. Bank Arena in July 2012 stopped Vicente Escobedo in five rounds. “It’s overdue. I will not disappoint my Cincinnati fans. I’ll make sure to put up a good show for them. Taylor is a young, talented fighter, but he’s not ready to solve this ‘Problem.'” (more…)



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Storm KOs War in Paradise; Sint Maarten boxing card postponed

Saturday’s “War in Paradise” professional boxing card featuring Nuvo Champion Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin and Eduardo Mercedes along with the women’s world title contest between “The Scholar” Sonya Lamonakis and Carlette “The Truth” Ewell has been postponed due to the storm conditions expected over the weekend in Sint Maarten. The fight card will be made up at a future date, which will be announced shortly, pending the results of the storm. Tickets can be returned at the point of contact, or they will be honored on the makeup date.

B.O.S.E. Promotions apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused, but their first concern is the safety of the participants and the fans.



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN FNF Weights From Shelton WA

Photos: Goossen Promotions

Thomas Williams Jr. 175 vs. Gabriel Campillo 174.8
Andre Dirrell 172 vs. Vladine Biosse 172
Juan Carlos Rojas 162 vs. Immanuel Aleem 162.6
Marcello Gallardo 125.8 vs. Juan Funez 125.8
Epifanio Mendoza 198 vs. Jordan Shimmell 198.6
Hector Lopez 132 vs. Gervonta Davis 132.4
Joaquin Chavez 135 vs. Luis Cruz 133.4
David Grayton 147.4 vs. Eddie Cordova 148
Guadalupe Hudgens 132.8 vs. Leduan Barthelemy 129.2
Milton Nunez 161.3 vs. Wilky Campfort 157.6
Wale Omotoso 148 vs. Eduardo Flores 148.2
Phillip Jackson-Benson 179.6 vs. Thomas Hanshaw 180.6

Venue: Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, WA
Promoter: Goossen Promotions
TV: ESPN2

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July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Rios-Chaves Presser Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

The final press conference took place Thursday for Saturday night’s expected welterweight war between fan-favorite Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs) and ex-champion Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) in the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and on HBO. After finally arriving in Las Vegas after a long trip from Argentina, Chaves was resting at his hotel and unable to attend the press conference.

Brandon Rios: We’re just going to give the fans what they want. They’re going to see a nice little war in the ring as long as it lasts and it’s going to be a tremendous fight. I know he has tremendous skill and punching power, but I have punching power too. And I do have some skills, kind of. But we’re ready 100% …I know this is a do or die fight for me, so I’m going to make it a ‘do’ instead of a ‘die’ and the fans are going to see the old “Bam Bam” back.

Also, on hand was undefeated hometown hero and WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), who will be defending against Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs).

Jessie Vargas: I look forward to giving you a great fight…come this Saturday I’m going to give it my all…I worked very hard for what I have now and I’m not letting it go.

Anton Novikov: I’m here to take that belt. photos



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Perth, Australia

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos by Kim Johnson

Brandon Ogilvie 134.0 vs Jerope Mercado 134.0
(Lightweight WA State Title Bout)
Sam Hogan 152.1 vs Terry Dehaan 152.1
Ben Page 184.7 vs Filipo Masoe 198.6
(Cruiserweight WA State Title Bout)
Shane Carroll 128.5 vs Hero Tito 129.9
Pat Eneanya 221.1 vs Joel Clifton 226.6
Vinnie Caruana 174.2 vs Steven Kennedy 176.4
(Light Heavyweight WA State Title Bout)
Darren Allison 184.5 vs Kalolo Faatua 175.3
Dalton Saunders 139.3 vs Dan Carter 138.7

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July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Photos/Quotes: Kovalev-Caparello Press Conference

Photos: Larry Levanti/Main Events

The final press conference was held today for the August 2 title fight between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 24-0-1, 22 KO’s and Blake “Il Capo” Caparello, 19-0-1, 6 KO’s. Kovalev is putting his WBO Light Heavyweight belt on the line at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The 12-round fight will be the second fight in an HBO Boxing After Dark triple header presentaton this Saturday night. The HBO telecast begins at 9:45pm ET/PT.

Johannesburg, South Africa’s Isaac Chilemba, 22-2-2, 9 KO’s, will square off against Cory Cummings, 17-6-1, 13 KO’s of Newark, NJ in a 10-round light heavyweight co-feature bout that will not be shown on HBO but will inernationally televised.

Here’s what was said at Thursday’s final press conference.

Sergey Kovalev: “I prepare the same for each fight. I am not a talker, I am a fighter. I want to get in the ring Saturday and win my next fight.”

Blake Caparello: “I am coming to America to beat Sergey. He is a good fighter but I am looking forward to Saturday night.” (more…)



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Wolverhampton, England

Leonard Bundu 146.25 vs. Frabnkie Gavin 146.8
(European and Commonwealth welterweight championship)

Lucas Browne 263 vs. Andriy Rudenko 234.75
VACANT WBA Intercontinental/WBC Eur-Asia Pacific heavyweight titles)

Venue: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Promoter: Frank Warren



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Chaves arrives in Las Vegas

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Diego Chaves arrived in Las Vegas from Argentina on Thursday morning for his upcoming 10-round welterweight main event against former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard, CA, Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.

It was touch and go earlier this week when it was learned that Chaves was caught up in the backlog for travel documents due to a “glitch” in the U.S. State Department’s database for processing visas and passports that caused delays for millions of people. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum finally announced on Wednesday that the visa for Chaves had cleared and that he would be indeed be coming to Las Vegas.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Peltz on Mike Jones layoff and return

When one-time world-title challenger Mike Jones takes on Jaime Herrera on Aug. 23 at Bally’s Atlantic City, it will mark the former Philadelphian’s first fight in more than two years. Jones, 31, is now living in Las Vegas. He has not boxed since June 9, 2012, when he was stopped in the 11th round.by Randall Bailey, of Miami, FL, in their fight for the vacant IBF world welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Far ahead on points, even after being dropped in the 10th round, Jones was less than three minutes, 20 seconds from the world championship when Bailey drilled him with a right hand. It was Jones’ first loss in 27 pro fights.

“The last time I spoke with Mike was at the airport in Las Vegas the next morning,” said promoter J Russell Peltz, who was with Jones from his pro debut in 2005 before joining forces with Top Rank late in 2010 to further Jones’ career. “I asked Mike to stop in my office after a few days and he said he would but he never showed up. I texted him, asking him to read a post-fight story from a Philadelphia-based website (www.phillyboxinghistory.com) which talked about unfulfilled promise and I felt that one story best described Mike’s career in a nutshell. Mike texted me back and said he agreed that the story was accurate.

“A few days later, I was contacted by Eric Melzer, an attorney from New Jersey, who asked me to handle all my dealings with Mike through his (Melzer’s) office.”

Peltz and Jones have not communicated directly since, even though Peltz is promoting Jones’ comeback fight. (more…)



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Date change for Arroyo-Ruenroeng clash

IBF flyweight title fight between the champion, Amnat Ruenroeng and the #1 ranked McWilliams Arroyo will mow take place on September 10 at the Liptapanlop Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, in a Jimmy’s Boxing presentation. “The date change (from September 14 to September 10) is due to a conflict of the Thai TV with the 2014 Asian Games program according to the Thai promoter (Jimmy’s Boxing). Now we will coordinate again all matters relating to the date on which McWilliams will travel to Thailand,” said Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions Vice-President.



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Beristain turns 75

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain celebrated his 75th birthday today in his famed Romanza Gym in México City. Born in Actopan, Veracruz, Beristain was a former amateur and professional fighter who retired from the ring due to an eye injury. He was trainer of the México Amateur National Team that won medals in the 1968, 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games and has trained 25 professional world champions. Beristain goes daily to the Romanza Gym to work with amateur and professional boxers.



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

“Pelenchin” Caballero returns Oct 4

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former two-division world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero (37-5, 24 KOs) will return to the ring on October 4 against undefeated Mexican prospect Adrian Estrella (18-0, 17 KOs) to fight for the WBC super featherweight International title in Nuevo Leon, in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast by Televisa Deportes. Estrella is looking for a big win to catapult himself into a fight for a world title. The 38 year old Caballero last fought in November 2013 and has made just five ring appearances in the last 44 months due to a promotional dispute.



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Daniel Lozano looks to bounce back Friday

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For the third consecutive week, the Boxeo Telemundo Ford super flyweight tournament will take center stage. Local favorite Daniel Lozano (11-1, 8 KOs) will take on recent world title challenger Antonio ‘El Tostado’ Tostado (13-2, 6 KOs) this Friday. The main event is scheduled for 12 rounds and for the interim WBO Latino super flyweight title. The bout will take place at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida. Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. will promote the event

Lozano has been inactive since his being dealt his first pro loss last year in October. During that time out of the ring there has been some very good changes in his life. Fightnews spoke with Lozano from his home. (more…)



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Blake Caparello

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Larry Levanti/Main Events

Aussie 175 pounder Blake Caparello talks to Fightnews to say training went well for WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on Saturday and that sparring Sakio Bika has helped him get into great physical and mental shape. Blake also says he has a plan defeat Kovalev and that all fight fans should tune into see a great fight Saturday night.

Has your preparation for WBO light heavyweight challenge against Sergey Kovalev gone well with no injuries?

My preperation has gone very well, no injuries and everything worked to plan. My body is feeling great. (more…)



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Ogilvie headlines Thunderdome VII Friday

By Brett Bonetti

“Brilliant” Brandon Ogilvie (7-1, 2 KO’s) will face the experienced Jerope Mercado (26-6, 19 KO’s) for the WA State Lightweight Title in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions Thunderdome VII this Friday night at Metro City Perth, Australia. Ogilvie, coming off perhaps his most impressive performance in the ring in June is thrilled to be headlining Thunderdome again and can’t wait to get in the ring to face Mercado.

“My last 2 fights have gone according to plan and I’m going to have another solid win on Friday night over Mercado,” Ogilvie said. (more…)



July 31st, 2014

UFC

Looking Ahead: What’s Next for Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson is only two fights into his most recent UFC run, but “Rumble” has quickly generated some serious momentum in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Hooper hammers Casey

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, 2012 London Olympic light heavyweight Damien “Super” Hooper (9-0, 8 KOs) stopped formerly world rated Joel Casey (15-14-3, 10 KOs) in round seven of scheduled ten round main event at Jupiters Casino, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on Wednesday. Hooper dominated Casey in all rounds – dropping him three times from body shots in round seven and referee Adrian Cairns crowned Hooper at 1:29. Hooper is managed by Matt Clark and guided by Ricky Hatton Promotions.

In the main supporting bout, WBO #13 super middleweight Rohan Murdock (15-1, 12 KOs) stopped Gaston Alejandro Bega (23-9, 10 KOs) in round five of scheduled ten round bout. Murdock dropped Vega in round one and at 2:46 referee Phil Austin called it off. Murdock, 22 years controlled the action in all of the rounds. (more…)



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Philly coverage of Danny Garcia’s preparation for Rod Salka. More

Floyd Mayweather and his biggest beefs with rappers. More

Amir Khan and his new BMW. More

Roach on Chris Algieri: All’s he got is a good jab. More



July 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios gets ready to work out with trainer Robert Garcia during media day Wednesday at the Top Rank Gym for his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut in a 10-round welterweight main event against one-time interim world champion Diego Chaves of Buenos Aires on Saturday in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark. Chaves is currently en route to Las Vegas for tomorrow’s press conference.

Also on hand were undefeated (24-0) WBA jr. welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the “Pride of Las Vegas” preparing for his upcoming first title defends, undefeated challenger (28-0) Anton Novikov from Chelyabinsk, Russia, U.S. Olympian lightweight Jose Ramirez and Shane Mosley Jr. accompanied by dad/former world champion Shane Mosley and grandfather Jack Mosley.

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July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight Breakdown: Can Kovalev “Krush” Caparello?

WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) has a reputation as a knockout artist but his challenger Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs) has a reputation for lasting deep into the later rounds of a fight where Krusher has never been before. Saturday on HBO, we’ll see whether Caparello can handle Sergey’s power long enough to see whether or not Sergey has the endurance to go the distance. (more…)



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Rubio wants Cotto to unify WBC title

By Gabriel F.Cordero

WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio says WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto should stop making excuses and fight him. “If Miguel Cotto doesn’t want to fight with me, it’s best to just step aside,” says the Mexican star. “Cotto should step aside and continue as a junior middleweight. He’s too small to be in the middleweight division.”

Rubio won the interim WBC middleweight belt in April by stopping Domenico Spada. Cotto won the WBC “full” belt by dethroning longtime champion Sergio Martinez in June.



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

dannyg300Junior welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, 28-0, 16 KOs, held an open training session for the media on Wednesday afternoon at his DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia. Garcia fights fellow-Pennsylvanian “Lightning” Rod Salka, 19-3, 3 KOs, in a 10-round, 142-pound non-title bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 9th. Garcia and his father / trainer Angel Garcia spoke with the media and conducted a lengthy workout.

“I’m leading my way up,” said Garica said about the 142-pound catch-weight for the upcoming bout. “Hopefully this is the fight that’s leading me up to 147. (It will) make me stronger as a fighter, building me up and getting me ready for welterweight. I’m still the 140-pound champion, so I can’t really say this is my last fight at 140. If something comes along that’s worth it, I’ll definitely fight at 140 again.

“I always gun for the knockout. I need a knockout. I haven’t had a knockout since the Morales fight in Brooklyn. I’m back in Brooklyn (against Salka), and I’m looking to get another knockout.” (more…)



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Update on Broner/Matthysse twinbill

Jr welterweights Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse will return on September 6 in separate bouts at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Opponents aren’t finalized yet, but hometown hero Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) is expected to face Emmanuel Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs) in the main event. Opponents discussed for Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) include Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-0-1, 24 KOs) and Michael Perez (20-1-2, 10 KOs). Former world champion Andre Berto will also appear on the card against TBA. Showtime will televise. An official announcement will be coming soon.



July 30th, 2014




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