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“Knockout Night at the D” returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, Friday night, September 9 live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).
Undefeated prospect Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (15-0-1, 5 KOs), fighting out of San Diego, faces Canadian welterweight champion Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (33-4-1, 16 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) – United States junior welterweight championship. (more…)
“Knockout Night at the D” returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, …
The crowd raised the roof inside a packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Tuesday night as Robson Conceição and Sofiane Oumiha of France entered the arena for the Men’s Lightweight (60kg) Final, and the Brazilian responded with a flourishing start. Oumiha, too, found his range early on, but it was Conceição who shaded the first round, and then fended off a late surge in the second to establish a commanding lead. As the adrenaline flowed, the two boxers delivered a grandstand finish, but it was Conceição who’s hand was raised, prompting 9,000 fans to erupt in wild celebrations. (more…)
The crowd raised the roof inside a packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Tuesday night as Robson Conceição and Sofiane Oumiha …
By David Finger
Although the oilfield may be in a slump in Southeast New Mexico, one thing that isn’t is the boxing scene. Hobbs, New Mexico will again show why it is emerging as one of the boxing capitals of New Mexico as undefeated Hobbs native Oscar Espinoza (1-0, 1 KO) takes on fellow Hobbs native Edgar Zubia (4-3-1, 2 KOs) in the six round main event. The fight, in the middleweight division, is as much of a class of styles as it is a class of stories. Espinoza, the green but gritty tough as nails brawler, against Zubia, the talented and flashy former amateur standout.
The fight looks like such a natural matchup that it is hard to believe that it is the result of an unexpected cancellation over the weekend. (more…)
By David Finger Although the oilfield may be in a slump in Southeast New Mexico, one thing that isn’t is …
All winners today are assured of at least a bronze.
In the lightweight final, Brazilian Robson Conceicao thrilled the locals in Rio by winning the gold against France’s Sofia Oumiha 3-0.
Kazakh light heavyweight Adilbek Niyazymbetov defeated the UK’s Joshua Buatsi 3-0. Niyazymbetov goes to the gold medal round, Buatsi gets a bronze.
UK super heavyweight Joe Joyce defeated Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov 3-0.
Kazakh super heavyweight Ivan Dychko defeated Nigerian Efe Ajagba 3-0.
Azerbaijan light welter Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo defeated Cuban Yasnier Toledo 3-0.
German light welter Artem Harutyunyan defeated Turkey’s Batuhan Gozgec 3-0.
Cuban bantamweight Robeisy Ramirez topped China’s Zhang Jiawei 3-0.
Uzbek bantamweight Murodjon Akhmadaliev destroyed Argentina’s Alberto Melian in the first round.
French female flyweight Sarah Ourahmoune beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekkerbekova 3-0.
Colombian female flyweight Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria beat Thailand’s Peamwilai Laopeam 3-0.
All winners today are assured of at least a bronze. In the lightweight final, Brazilian Robson Conceicao thrilled the locals …
By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes
It’s hard to believe it has been four years since rising welterweight star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (20-0, 17 KOs) represented the United States at the Olympics in London. And although he didn’t medal, he was viewed as one of the top pro prospects coming out of those games and a surefire future world champion who has drawn comparisons to the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard. And when the former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr anointed the hard-hitting southpaw from Desoto, Texas the next great champion of the sport that raised Spence Jr’s profile even greater in boxing circles.
When he fights Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on Sunday, August 21 at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, NY, in an elimination bout for the IBF welterweight title on NBC primetime, following the Olympic gold medal basketball game, it will also mark the 21st time he has fought on television in as many fights. (more…)
By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Robert Hughes It’s hard to believe it has been four years since rising welterweight star Errol …
SES Boxing has announced that WBO #1, WBA #7 rated light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs ) will take on Tony Averlant (24-8-2, 4 KOs) on September 17 at the Stathalle in Weissenfels, Germany. For Boesel, it could be his last bout before a world title fight. “To get the world title shot, I have to get through these hoops and clearly defeat Averlant!” proclaimed Boesel.
In the co-feature, German domestic welterweight champion Felix Lamm (12-1-1, 5 KOs) will face an opponent to be named in a jr welterweight bout. “Now I want to go on to international success,” said Lamm. “There I have to step up my game.”
MDR will televise in Germany.
SES Boxing has announced that WBO #1, WBA #7 rated light heavyweight contender Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs ) will …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews.com® to discuss the Kell Brook vs. Gennady Golovkin on September 10 in London and predicts Brook can defeat GGG to cause a massive upset in the same manner legendary welterweight Sugar Ray Leonard did when he defeated the great middleweight Marvin Hagler. Ndou also mentions that Saul Alvarez has the skills also to upset GGG and remembers when he boxed both Brook and Alvarez in back to back fights extending them over twelve rounds in their home countries of England and Mexico respectively. Lovemore celebrates his 45th birthday today and thanks Fightnews.com® readers for their support.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews.com® to discuss the Kell …
No more playing around. The winner of every boxing match from today forward wins at least a bronze.
American bantamweight Shakur Stevenson won at least a bronze by defeating Mongolian Tsendbaatar Erdenebat 3-0. That’s two medals overall for the U.S. team.
In other action, American light welterweight Gary Russell, brother of WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell (yes, they’re both named Gary), was edged out of the medal picture by Uzbek Fazliddin Gaibnazarov 2-1.
Cuban light heavyweight Julio Cesar La Cruz defeated France’s Mathieu Albert Daniel Bauderlique 3-0. La Cruz will fight for the gold. Bauderlique takes the bronze.
Russian bantamweight Vladimir Nikitin defeated Ireland’s Michael John Conlon 3-0.
Russian light welter Vitaly Dunaytsev defeated China’s Hu Qianxun 3-0
French super heavyweight Tony Victor Yoka defeated Jordan’s Hussein Iashaish 3-0.
Croatian super heavyweight Filip Hrgovic knocked out Cuba’s Leinier Pero in round two.
Chinese women’s flyweight Ren Cancan defeated Canadian Mandy Bujold 3-0.
UK women’s flyweight Nikola Adams defeated Ukrainian Tetyana Kob 3-0.
No more playing around. The winner of every boxing match from today forward wins at least a bronze. American bantamweight …
By Ognian Georgiev
Vassiliy Levit (Kaz) was announced as the people’s Olympic champ hours after his official loss in the heavyweight final against Evgeny Tischenko (Rus) in Rio de Janeiro. The Kazakh brawler was very strong and stunned his taller opponent several times. At the end, each of the three scoring judges had it 29-28 for the World and European champ Tischenko.
The audience at Pavilion 6 booed the decision. Among the crowd was the IOC president Thomas Bach, who was sitting alongside with AIBA president Ching-Kwo Wu.
“I thought I won,” said Levitin the press conference. “My coaches were satisfied by my performance. They told me that I did everything, but you saw how it ended.” (more…)
By Ognian Georgiev Vassiliy Levit (Kaz) was announced as the people’s Olympic champ hours after his official loss in the …
By Gary “Digital” Williams
King’s Promotions will bring a nine-bout card to the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, VA on Friday, August 19. The main event on the card will be an eight-round super lightweight contest between undefeated Myke “The Professor” Fox of Forestville, MD and Somner “Magic Man” Martin of Martinsville, VA. Fox (10-0, two KO’s) hits the eight-round plateau for the first time in his pro career coming off a sixth-round unanimous decision over Jose Valderrama on June 28th in Bethlehem, PA. Fox is the younger brother of undefeated super middleweight prospect Alantez “SlyAza” Fox. Martin (5-2, three KO’s) has not fought since dropping a six-round unanimous decision to Kareem Martin (no relation) on April 1 in Washington, DC. Martin will also be competing in his first eight-round bout. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams King’s Promotions will bring a nine-bout card to the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, VA on …
Heavyweight David Price says he’s knocked out IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before and he wants a chance to do it again. Responding to Joshua’s tweet for “serious opponents,” Price reminded Joshua that he stopped him during a sparring session in 2011.
“If it was a fight, it would have been stopped immediately. Not asleep, but flat on his face and ushered out of the ring by his trainers,” Price told Sky Sports. “…I’m putting it out there that the last time we did share a ring together, only one of us walked out unaided and that was me.”
Heavyweight David Price says he’s knocked out IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before and he wants a chance to do …
Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will bring his exciting style to the ring on Spike against Argentine slugger David Emanuel Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) on August 27 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. After dropping three of his last five, “The Ghost” is going all out for a win. “It’s very important that I win this fight at all cost,” said Guerrero. “The welterweight division has plenty of good fighters that I want to get in the ring with. So it’s a must that I win this fight.
“I’m not taking Peralta lightly. I’m coming to win and win impressively…he’s going to realize once he’s in the ring with me that I’m not some washed up fighter like some may think. I got plenty of fight left in me and Peralta will find out what I’m all about on August 27th.”
Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will bring his exciting style to the ring …
A press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino today, Tuesday, August 16, has been set for longest-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, where he will formally announce that he will vacate his jr. flyweight world title to move up to 112lbs.
Nietes headlines ALA Promotions’ third US event at the Stubhub Center, Carson, CA on September 24. He faces former world champion Edgar Sosa from Mexico for a WBO championship. (more…)
A press conference at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino today, Tuesday, August 16, has been set for longest-reigning …
By Lovemore Ndou
Today is my birthday and I have turned 45. I can proudly announce that today I am officially retired from boxing. It has been a long and successful career for me. My legacy in that regard is already solidified.
In the last few months I was contemplating having one more fight in South Africa, however after giving it some serious thought – I have now decided against it.
I think I have achieved more than what I expected as a boxer. I remember the first time I laced boxing gloves my dream was just to win the National Amateur title. I have won two world titles in two weight classes as a professional. This exceeded my modest goals and I can truly reflect upon these titles as my greatest achievements. (more…)
By Lovemore Ndou Today is my birthday and I have turned 45. I can proudly announce that today I am …
By Jason Marchetti
In less than a week, women’s boxing will get the grudge match fans have been asking for over the past three years. Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) will challenge Shelly Vincent (18-0, 1 KO) from Providence, Rhode Island in a ten round bout for the vacant WBC International featherweight title. The contest will take place Sunday, August 21st at the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island and will be televised by NBC as the co-feature to the IBF welterweight title eliminator featuring Errol Spence, Jr. vs Leonard Bundu.
Vincent has been chasing Hardy for years, showing up at her fights and taunting her before, during, and after her bouts. Vincent claims Hardy has been avoiding her, but Hardy says she fights who her promoter and matchmaker suggest. There is genuine dislike between the fighters and their camps. They are both excellent ticket sellers and have tremendous pride in their undefeated records. (more…)
By Jason Marchetti In less than a week, women’s boxing will get the grudge match fans have been asking for …
Greg Cohen Promotions has signed light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson to a co-promotional agreement, along with Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions LLC. 25-year-old Clarkson is 17-3, 11 KOs. Clarkson has appeared on ShoBox twice, scoring early KOs both times. He has won seven straight fights.
Carlos Caraballo, Puerto Rico’s current amateur national champion at 123 pounds, who under other circumstances was supposed to be competing at the summer Olympic games in Rio 2016, has signed a multi year promotional agreement with Miguel Cotto Promotions. Caraballo will be making his pro debut on Saturday September 10 on Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment card at the The Auditorium in Comerio Puerto Rico.
Super Middleweight Lerrone Richards (4-0, 1 KO) has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Queensberry Promotions. Richards will make his debut under the Queensberry Promotions banner in a six round contest at the Nordoff Robins Charity Dinner Show on October 24th.
Holden Productions has announced the signing of unbeaten junior welterweight Ivan Baranchyk to a promotional agreement. Holden Productions will promote the 23-year-old along with DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. Baranchyk’s official Holden Productions debut takes place Friday, September 23 when he headlines Shobox: The New Generation at the Buffalo Run. Opponent TBA.
“Rockin Fights 26” is scheduled for October 14th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, and tickets are on sale now through Star Boxing, The Paramount Box Office, and Ticketmaster at tickemaster.com.
Russian boxing promoter Andrey Ryabinsky will cover the courtroom expenses for the Russian paralympic team, which is seeking to reverse a ban of all Russians by the International Paralympic Committee due to the IPC’s suspicion of possible doping.
Greg Cohen Promotions has signed light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson to a co-promotional agreement, along with Ronson Frank’s Uprising …
Monday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 saw the second Olympic Boxing Final of Rio 2016, with Russian World Champion Evgeny Tishchenko and Kazakhstan’s Vassily Levit going for gold. It was Levit who started the brightest, edging the first round with some superb attacking combinations, but Tishchenko’s longer reach always looked a threat. A strong final round from the Kazakh seemingly proved decisive, but it was Tishchenko’s arm controversially raised to the boos of the boxing fans in the arena. FYI: Judges for this fight were Michael Gallagher (Ireland), Armando Carbonell Alvarado (Colombia) and Kheira Sidi Yakoub (Algeria). International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach was on hand watching the fight.
Earlier in the day, the crowds were treated to four bouts from the Women’s Lightweight (60kg) competition, the Men’s Flyweight (52kg) preliminaries, two Men’s Welterweight (69kg) Semi-Finals, and four Men’s Middleweight (75kg) Quarter-Finals. (more…)
Monday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 saw the second Olympic Boxing Final of Rio 2016, with Russian World Champion Evgeny Tishchenko …
Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal
Ameth Diaz 139.75 vs Alexander Duran 139.25
Azael Villar 109 vs Edwin Diaz 109.75
Daniel Miranda 129.5 vs Fernando Martinez 129
Roger Gutierrez 129 vs Moises Castro 131.5
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
Venue: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Convention Center, Panama City, Panama
Story and photo by Héctor Villarreal Ameth Diaz 139.75 vs Alexander Duran 139.25 Azael Villar 109 vs Edwin Diaz 109.75 …
Despite being pummeled, Russian Evgeny Tischenko won a controversial unanimous decision over Kazakh Vassiliy Levit to win the gold medal in the heavyweight division. The fans booed heavily.
Mexican middleweight Misael Uziel Rodriguez defeated Egyptian Hosam Hussein Bakr Abdin 3-0 to earn at least a bronze medal.
Uzbek middleweight Bektemir Melikuziev defeated India’s Krishan Vikas 3-0. Melikuziev Bektemir moves to the gold medal round. Vikas wins a bronze.
Kazakh welterweight Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated France’s Souleymane Diop Cissokho to move to the gold medal round. Cissokho wins a bronze.
Colombian flyweight Ceiber David Avila defeated Mexican Elias Eliseo Emigdio Abarca 3-0.
Cuban flyweight Yoabany Veitia defeated Moroccan Achraf Kharroubi 3-0.
Chinese flyweight Hu Jianguan defeated Armenian Narekage Abgaryan 3-0.
Russian flyweight Misha Aloian defeated France’s Elie Konki 3-0.
Russian female lightweight Anastasia Beliakova defeated American Mikaela Mayer 2-0-1.
French female lightweight Estelle Mossely defeated Italian Irma Testa 3-0.
Despite being pummeled, Russian Evgeny Tischenko won a controversial unanimous decision over Kazakh Vassiliy Levit to win the gold medal …
By Marco Bratusch
IBF #6 welterweight Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) is eager to prove himself on Sunday afternoon against IBF #2 Errol “The Truth” Spence jr. (20-0, 17 KOs). The fight, set to take place at the new Ford Amphiteater in Coney Island, NY, is an elimination bout to determine the new IBF mandatory challenger in the welterweight division. Bundu-Spence will top a PBC card promoted by DiBella Entertainment. NBC will broadcast the fight live in the USA starting at 5PM ET/ 2PM PT. BoxNation will show the contest in the UK as well as Sportitalia TV in Italy.
For the Italian fighter, born in Sierra Leone, this will be his third fight on USA soil after his loss on points to Keith Thurman in December 2014 and the following comeback fight against Mexican Pablo Munguia in Seattle last year.
“I feel really good,” Bundu told Fightnews.com®, “after my first loss I went through a short period of discouragement for a while, then I’ve found my pleasure in training soon again. I know Spence is a young talent and a very accurate puncher but I think he will have to be cautious against me. (more…)
By Marco Bratusch IBF #6 welterweight Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) is eager to prove himself on Sunday …
WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew will make his first defense of his title against B.J Flores at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 15. Flores is gunning for the title in his second World bout having taken Beibut Shumenov the distance for the interim WBA strap last July, and ‘El Peligroso’ will look to go one better against the ‘Bomber’ in what promises to be a spicy build-up between the two outspoken big hitters.
“I am going to smash BJ Flores to bits and be the first man stop him,” said Bellew. “All he keeps saying is that I am a Light-Heavyweight, I am this, I am that, so we will soon find out. He’s been mouthing off and following me around for a couple of years and I’m just a little bit fed up with him now. That’s the best way to look at it. (more…)
WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew will make his first defense of his title against B.J Flores at the Echo Arena …
Welterweights Thomas LaManna and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will square off in a scheduled 10-round bout for the vacant USBA Welterweight title on Thursday, Sept. 15, in a highly anticipated showdown at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. The card is promoted by Final Forum Boxing, Peltz Boxing Promotions & GH3 Promotions and will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.
“This is the kind of fight boxing needs at this juncture,” said Hall-of-Fame promoter and matchmaker J Russell Peltz. “We have two young prospects at the same level meeting in a logical location–New Jersey against Washington, D.C. in Philadelphia. Boxing needs more fights like this in this kind of setting. This is the best fight for each of these fighters at this point of their careers.”
The wick for this explosive fight was lit several years ago when LaManna and Hernandez-Harrison engaged in heated sparring sessions which forged the rivalry for the inevitable bout. (more…)
Welterweights Thomas LaManna and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will square off in a scheduled 10-round bout for the vacant USBA Welterweight title …
The WBA held purse bids for two WBA world championship fights today at their Panama City headquarters.
Sauerland Event ($425,000) outbid Banner Promotions ($201,000) to win the right to promote the WBA super welterweight title fight between champion Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs) and #1 ranked Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KOs). The bout will take place in Germany on a date to be announced in October or November.
World of Boxing, represented by Vlad Hrunov ($600,000) was the sole bidder for the WBA interim heavyweight title fight between champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) and mandatory WBA #3 ranked Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs). If it takes place, the bout will take place in the U.S. or Russia. Golden Boy had hoped to put Ortiz-Ustinov on the September 17 Canelo-Smith PPV, but Ortiz wouldn’t come to terms.
The WBA held purse bids for two WBA world championship fights today at their Panama City headquarters. Sauerland Event ($425,000) …
Uzbek welterweight Shakhram Giyasov defeated Moroccan Mohammed Rabii to head to the gold medal match. Rabii wins the bronze.
Cuban middleweight Arlen Lopez defeated France’s Christian Mbilli 3-0. Lopez is now assured of at least a bronze.
Azerbaijan middleweight Kamran Shakhsuvarly edged Kazakh Zhanibek Alimkhanuly 2-1. Shakhsuvarly is now assured of at least a bronze.
Uzbek flyweight Shakhobidin Zoirov defeated American Antonio Vargas 3-0.
UK flyweight Muhammad Ali wasn’t “The Greatest” as he was defeated 3-0 by Venezuelan Yoel Segundo Finol.
Azerbaijan flyweight Elvin Mamishzada defeated Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Sattibayev 3-0.
Algierian flyweight Mohamed Flissi defeated Bulgarian Daniel Asenov 3-0.
Female lightweight Mira Potkonen of Finland edged Ireland’s Katie Taylor 2-1.
Female lightweight Yin Junhua of China defeated Yana Alekseevna of Azerbaijan 3-0.
Uzbek welterweight Shakhram Giyasov defeated Moroccan Mohammed Rabii to head to the gold medal match. Rabii wins the bronze. Cuban …
By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman
Day 3 of the 48th NABF convention saw the final working session in the form of the judging seminar conducted Sunday morning by veteran judge Steve Weisfeld and in the afternoon, delegates who were die hard enough to brave the sweltering heat took in the Washington Nationals-Atlanta Braves baseball game.
Weisfeld initially focused on what are perceived to be “bad decisions.” “A lot of bad decisions aren’t bad but people might think they’re bad because of the dominance of the media.” Weisfeld did admit that there are a few bad decisions and in order to improve, it must be ascertained why a decision is bad and what can be improved. “Do we have to improve knowledge of the rules? Do we have to improve concentration? If that’s the case, then we have to improve ourselves.” Weisfeld feels that because of seminars and communication, judging is better now than it has ever been. (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman Day 3 of the 48th NABF convention saw the final working session in …
By Robert Hughes
At Derek James’ Cooper Aerobics Center boxing studio in Dallas, Texas, undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence, Jr. hits the mitts with trainer Derrick James. Spence, Jr. is looking to run over Leonard Bundu at Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater on Sunday before a probable trip across the pond to challenge IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.
By Robert Hughes At Derek James’ Cooper Aerobics Center boxing studio in Dallas, Texas, undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence, Jr. …
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
The North American Boxing Federation (NABF)
As I fly back to Mexico after attending the 48th NABF Annual Convention in Washington DC, I can only reflect on what this great organization has done through its rich history. The NABF was founded by boxing commissioners from Canada, USA, and Mexico and became the Continental Boxing Federation affiliated to the WBC. My father’s introduction to international boxing was through the NABF and he was President for one term before being elected President of the World Boxing Council. My first official position in boxing was public relations in the WBC and in 1994 I was appointed by NABF president Sam Macias to serve as vice-president which gives me great pride to still hold such position in this great organization.
Some of the greatest world champions came from the NABF platform which provides that stepping stone to get to the “Major Leagues.” Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and so many heroes were proud NABF champions during their careers. (more…)
By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son The North American Boxing Federation (NABF) As I fly back to …
Hard Hitting Promotions will make history Friday night, August 26 with the first night of professional boxing at the beautiful Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia. Undefeated Philly super lightweight Milton “El Santo” Santiago (14-0, 3 KOs) takes on tough Dominican Kenny Alvarez (7-4-2, 3 KOs) in the eight round main event. The co-feature of the evening will be a six round attraction, featuring unbeaten featherweight Luis “Popeye” Lebron (5-0, 2 KOs) against former New Jersey Golden Gloves champion Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey (8-6-2, 6 KOs). (more…)
Hard Hitting Promotions will make history Friday night, August 26 with the first night of professional boxing at the beautiful …
In advance of Monday’s purse bids at the World Boxing Association offices in Panama, representatives of WBA Super World bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs), from Cincinnati, Ohio, and WBA World bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KOs), from Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, have informed the WBA Championships Committee that they have reached an agreement.
The fighters intend to send their respective contracts to the WBA in the coming days.
With news that Warren and McDonnell have agreed to terms, only two of three purse bids will be held as scheduled. The first fight is between WBA World interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz and WBA #3 ranked Alexander Ustinov. The second fight is between WBA World super welterweight champion Jack Culcay and WBA #1 ranked Demetrius Andrade.
The Bidding will take place on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION OFFICE located at: Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia c/c Calle 47, PH Ocean Plaza, Office 14-05, Marbella, Panama, Panama.
WBA Treasurer Aurelio Fiengo will direct the bidding. If you have questions please contact the WBA Office.
In advance of Monday’s purse bids at the World Boxing Association offices in Panama, representatives of WBA Super World bantamweight …
By David Finger
For Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs), the former Olympic gold medalist, two time world champion and current IBF #5 ranked junior lightweight, the long road back to the top may lead all the way to the junior middleweight division. Reports from the Gamboa camp indicate that they are “close” to an HBO fight with one of the biggest names in boxing: four time world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs). Although Cotto’s last fight was in November of 2015 at middleweight, Gamboa and his advisor Zeferino Ramirez were excited about the opportunity to fight the legendary Puerto Rican.
“I want this fight!” Gamboa said of the proposed matchup. “I heard recently (Cotto’s) negotiations with Marquez have fallen through. I respect Cotto for all his accomplishments and for the courage he possesses but he’s never faced a fighter like me.” (more…)
By David Finger For Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs), the former Olympic gold medalist, two time world champion and current …
A packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Sunday witnessed the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament, as Uzbekistan’s Light Flyweight (49kg) Hasanboy Dusmatov delivered a superb performance against Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez to win the Olympic title. The day also saw the first contests in the Women’s Middleweight (75kg) competition, the Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) and Light Heavyweight (81kg) preliminaries and two Lightweight Semi-Finals. (more…)
A packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Sunday witnessed the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament, as …
By David Finger
For the better part of the first decade of the 21st century the State of Indiana was an unexpected hotbed of boxing. Promoters like Fred Burns ensured that the Indiana fight faithful would always have a steady diet of club shows that featured such memorable journeymen like Jeff Yeoman, Reggie Strickland, Darnell Wilson, and Terry Thomas. But even as a handful of Indiana fighters found themselves in the world rankings it seemed like the era of bi-weekly club shows in Indiana had come to an end by 2010. Indiana would host of twenty-seven professional fight cards in 2005, but by 2014 that number had dwindled down to nine. (more…)
By David Finger For the better part of the first decade of the 21st century the State of Indiana was …
NY State junior welterweight Anthony ” Showtime” Karperis (13-2, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Ariel Duran (9-9-1, 5 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the sold out Paramount in Huntington, NY. Karperis dropped Duran in round nine en route to a 97-92, 97-92, 98-91 verdict. The two had met once before early in their careers with Karperis coming away with a hard fought four round win. (more…)
NY State junior welterweight Anthony ” Showtime” Karperis (13-2, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Ariel Duran …
UK light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi advanced to the medal round with a 3-0 win over Algerian Abdelhafid Benchabla.
Kazakh light heavyweight Adilbek Niyazymbetov defeated Azerbaijan’s Teymur Mammadov 3-0. Niyazymbetov will get at least a bronze medal.
French lightweight Sofiane Oumiha advanced to the gold medal round with a 3-0 win over Mongolian Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu. Dorjnyambuu collected a bronze.
Cuban light welter Yasnier Toledo edged the UK’s Pat McCormack 2-1.
German light welter Artem Harutyunyan topped Canadian Arthur Biyarslanov 2-0-1.
Turkish light welter Batuhan Gozgec defeated Brazilian Joedison Teixeira 3-0.
Azerbaijan light welter Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo edged France’s Hassan Amzile 2-1.
Cuban bantamweight Robeisy Ramirez edged Moroccan Mohamed Hamout 2-1.
Chinese bantamweight Zhang Jiawei defeated Korean Ham Sangmyeong 3-0.
Argentina bantamweight Alberto Ezequiel Melian defeated Tunisian Bilel Mhamdi 3-0.
Uzbek bantamweight Murodjon Akhmadaliev defeated Kazakh Kairat Yeraliyev 3-0.
Brazilian female middleweight Andreia Bandeira edged Panama’s Atheyna Bylon 2-1.
UK female middleweight Savannah Marshall defeated Anna Laurell Nash 3-0.
UK light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi advanced to the medal round with a 3-0 win over Algerian Abdelhafid Benchabla. Kazakh light …
47-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. told the Pensacola News Journal that he suffered an injury to his right bicep in round five on Saturday night against journeyman Rodney Moore. “We’ll just have to see how long this takes (to heal),” Jones told the paper after the fight. “It was the best condition I’ve been in a long time. I felt strong the whole time.”
As for his future in the ring, Jones stated the fight “may have been the last one. And I’m not mad if it is, because I had a great time. Everybody in Pensacola got to see Roy fight one more time.”
47-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. told the Pensacola News Journal that he suffered an injury to his …