Crawford-Molina Undercard: Beltran, Monaghan, Reed victorious

Crawford-Molina Undercard: Beltran, Monaghan, Reed victorious

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Charlo KOs Williams in five

Charlo KOs Williams in five

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Mares defeats Cuellar to reclaim WBA featherweight title

Mares defeats Cuellar to reclaim WBA featherweight title

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Chavez Jr comes back with unanimous decision over Britsch

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The November 24 return of former two-time world champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton against former WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko will be televised by Showtime in the U.S. The telecast from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, will be in the afternoon at 5PM ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The co-feature on Saturday’s Telefutura card will be unbeaten lightweight Julian Ramirez (4-0, 3 KOs) against fellow prospect Steven Gutierrez (4-1-1, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder. The main event is a jr lightweight showdown between Antonio Escalante and Rocky Juarez.

Services for Emanuel Steward are tentatively scheduled for November 13 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

There is talk of a possible third fight between former world champions Graciano Rocchigiani (48) and Dariusz Michalczewski (44) to take place in Berlin. Likely just talk.

Junior Middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, a West Point graduate and Army Reserve Officer, was featured in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. The New York native donates all of his fight purses to justadollarplease.org, a 501(C)(3), to help support bringing trials to the United States to cure spinal cord injuries.

Saturday at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ four of the main fighters that will appear on a big night of boxing on November 10th at the Park will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Undefeated fighters Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, Anthony “Juice” Young, Derrick “Take It To The Bank” Webster and Isiah Seldon along with National Anthem singer Tatiana Barbosa will be on hand at the Park’s Annual Harvest Weekend. The fighters will be there between 12 and 2. LaManna will also be at the park on Sunday (weather permitting).


AWE TV

Estrada ready for Chocolatito

Photos: Zanfer

The 2011 Campeon Azteca champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada of Sonora, Mexico, has been given the great opportunity to challenge for a world title when he faces one of the best fighter’s in the world, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the current WBA light flyweight belt holder in the semi-main event for the much anticipated WBA/WBO unification bout between Mexican Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and Hawaiian Brian Viloria on Saturday, November 17th, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The card can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com.

At 22 years old and without any international experience to speak of, Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, known to wage war on any opponent he has faced, has been given the opportunity every fighter dreams of: To become a world champion.

That is the good news. The bad news is that he must face and defeat one of the best fighters in the world, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. But he has the skills. (more…)



Boxing News

McEwan takes aim at Prizefighter tourney

Jr middleweight Craig McEwan believes his time in the famous Wild Card Gym in LA will be the difference in the Prizefighter Light Middleweights III event taking place November 3 at London’s York Hall. The Scotsman in back in Britain after seven years in the States training with Freddie Roach in the Hollywood gym that boasts the biggest names in boxing. The 30 year old has boxed twice in Scotland since returning and says that being the last man standing in the 27th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night tournaments will propel him into title contention. (more…)


Boxing News

Hard work pays off for Maduma

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Herby Whyne

It’s the best combination you can have in boxing; a tool chest full of talent validated with a hard work ethic that pushes you above and beyond. For Canadian lightweight Ghislain Maduma (10-0 6KO) who returns to action tonight in Montreal against Sergio Priotti (25-12-2 8KO), the two complimentary but succinct disciplines are now being intertwined, something that wasn’t always the case for the talented fighter.

The Congo born fighter who got his first taste of the sport by watching tapes of Roy Jones has always had the talent, but is now following up hard with the necessary hard work. “I told my uncle it looked easy,” Maduma recently told FightNews of his days as a know-it-all teenager, a comment that earned the youngster a trip to the gym and the beginning of an amateur career that included close to eighty fights and trip back to his native Congo and an attempt to crack that country’s Olympic team. “As an amateur, I was good, I was talented, but I was not an athlete. I was a talented guy who was doing boxing, I was not training as an athlete. When I finally turned pro, I wanted to do it for myself and really train as an athlete. I started really working and making boxing a priority in my life.” (more…)



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Boxing back on Long Island

The Star Boxing series at The Paramount in Huntington, NY is back on November 17 with unbeaten junior welterweight Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) headlining against Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-7-1, 4 KOs). “We’re thrilled to return to The Paramount in Huntington,” said promoter Joe DeGuardia. “The first four shows in this series have sold out and I would strongly encourage fight fans to purchase their tickets in advance. Algieri has continued to improve and we’re anticipating an action packed main event between him and the battle tested Sostre.” Advance tickets are priced at $50 and $100. Call 631-673-7300.


UFC

Alex Caceres – Express yourself

“Awakening is natural, delusion is not.” – Buddha

Not every interview is the same, even if in general the questions are. It truly depends on who is answering them, and when it is UFC bantamweight Alex Caceres, one should prepare to have their mind blown away. If asked about his fight, he will talk about his fight. When asked about training, he’ll talk about training. When he is questioned about his future and/or his goals, Caceres will answer with an unflinching passion and a poetic world view, which he hopes to instill in all the people who listen. And if requested for a final thought, “Bruce Leeroy” quotes Siddhartha . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info


Boxing News

Rios beats Salguero in IBF eliminator

In an IBF jr flyweight eliminator, Luis ‘Pan Blanco’ Rios (18-1-1, 12 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over Felipe Salguero (16-4-1, 11 KO) on Thursday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. Rios recovered from a fifth round knockdown to eventually get the referee’s stoppage after rattling Salguero with an uppercut the eleventh. Time was 1:26. Rios is now the mandatory challenger for IBF champion John Reil Casimero.

In the co-feature, featherweight Jorge ‘El Bufalo “Sanchez (8-0, 6 KOs) got a fourth round TKO over Franklin Mazanilla (9-2-0, 8 KOs).


Boxing News

Top Rank back in El Paso

Photos: Top Rank

Top Rank has previously brought notables like Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Floyd Mayweather and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. to El Paso, Texas in years past, and that tradition of bringing top prospects to El Paso continues Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

In the main event, world ranked super bantamweight Alejandro Lopez (23-2, 7 KOs) battles former world champion Takalani Ndlovu (33-7, 18 KOs) in a clash scheduled for twelve-rounds. The Lopez-Ndlovu fight is an important IBF world title elimination bout with the winner becoming the #1 ranked super bantamweight. (more…)


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Q&A: Vitali Kopylenko

By Alex “Oscar” Potapov
Photo: Global-Box Promotion

Unbeaten WBF middleweight titleholder Vitali Kopylenko (19-0, 10 KOs) spoke to Fightnews.com about his plans to return to the ring, a possible fight in Ukraine and more.

Vitali, in the summer you won a middleweight title in a fight against Vitor Sa. It seemed not the most difficult fight for you. What was it like in the ring?

For me this fight was the most important in my career. I fought against the former WBF champion, the champion of Portugal, for me this fight was a serious test and I am very happy that I won by a beautiful knockout the third round. (more…)


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Monaghan-Saunders Full Report/Gallery

Ringside Report: Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

New York City hosted its second card in five days on Wednesday, as DiBella Entertainment followed up Saturday’s first championship fight in Brooklyn in 81 years with its popular Broadway Boxing series at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. In the main event, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan of Long Beach, NY, in his fifth bout of this year, defended his WBC Continental Americas title against gatekeeper Rayco Saunders in a ten round light heavyweight bout. (More)


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Adonis Stevenson on Emanuel Steward

It is with great sadness that I learned today the death of a man that I admired a lot, my trainer and mentor the legendary Emanuel Steward, and since a tragedy never happens alone, I also lost my grandmother Olive Florental 88 years old this week a woman to whom I’ll always have unconditional love for. My most sincere sympathy to the Steward family, a family that did a lot for me.
–Adonis Stevenson


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Bob Arum on Emanuel Steward

“We are all grieving the passing of our friend Emanuel Steward. His founding and leadership of the Kronk Gym in Detroit was outstanding. His efforts produced many world class fighters and champions including Tommy Hearns, Milt McCrory, Michael Moorer and many more. Emanuel Steward always stood for the best that boxing could offer. He will be missed by all of us.”
–Bob Arum


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Lennox Lewis on Emanuel Steward

I’m completely devastated by the passing of my long time friend, mentor and trainer Emanuel “Manny” Steward. Manny has helped me get through some of the biggest fights in my career and I only regret that I couldn’t return the favour and see him through his biggest fight. We’ve maintained a close relationship and the last time we spoke he seemed his usual upbeat self so it was very disturbing to hear about his illness and rapid decline. It is with a heavy heart that realization of what I hoped were just rumors are now in fact true. Manny always told me I was the best, but the truth is, HE was the best and I’m grateful, privileged and honoured to be counted among his many historic successes. This has been a very tragic year for the boxing world, but today we’ve truly lost one of it’s crown jewels. Manny was giving, selfless, compassionate and stern. He always gave back to the community and never forgot where he came from. He was an institution unto himself and I’m proud to have had him in my corner for so many years. I’m extremely grateful for the time that I was given with him and he will be severely missed by all who knew and loved him. I’ll miss his smile, his frank no holds barred truthfulness and our discussions on boxing and life. My prayers and condolences go out to his family at this very difficult time.
-Lennox Lewis


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Showtime on Emanuel Steward

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the legendary Emanuel Steward today. Not only was Emanuel one of the most esteemed and accomplished boxing trainers in the history of the sport, he was also an incredibly generous and warm-hearted human being. In addition to his many professional pursuits, Emanuel served as a life coach to countless young men and women, particularly in his beloved adopted hometown of Detroit, and through them his legacy will live on. Those who were fortunate enough to have known Emanuel will remember him for his infectious enthusiasm, ever-present smile and seemingly limitless generosity. We extend our deepest condolences to the Steward family during this difficult time. He will be missed by everyone his spirit touched.”
– Stephen Espinoza


Boxing News

Rosado pulls out of Dec 8 fight

Number one rated junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado did an about face today, and decided to withdraw from his intended bout with Elvin Ayala on Dec. 8th. Rosado said, “After talking things over with my trainer, Billy Briscoe, I have decided to pass on the Dec. 8 fight with Elvin Ayala and wait to see what K9 Bundrage’s next move is concerning my chance to fight him for the IBF world title by next March.” Rosado’s advisor J. Russell Peltz of Peltz boxing confirmed, “It would have been nice having Gabby fight in Philly now that he’s a much bigger star, but I understand where he’s coming from and I support whatever decisions he makes.” The fight had been scheduled as the co-feature on the critically acclaimed NBC Fight Night Boxing Series. A replacement bout will be announced shortly.


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Oscar on Emanuel Steward

“It brings me great grief and sadness to hear of the passing of one of the best and most respected trainers of this era, Emanuel Steward. I learned a lot from him during our professional relationship and I will be forever grateful for his help during that time. We were also friends and I know I am going to miss him as so many others will too. He was an important part of our boxing community.”
–Oscar de la Hoya


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Wladimir Klitschko Statement on Emanuel Steward

“Boxing has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Emanuel Steward. Vitali and I, along with the entire Team Klitschko, send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Emanuel’s family and friends. It is not often that a person in any line of work gets a chance to work with a legend, well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade. I will miss our time together. The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. Most of all I will miss our friendship. My team and I will carry on with the goals we had set while Emanuel was with us because that is exactly what Emanuel would have wanted. I know he will be with us in spirit along the way and we will accomplish these goals in his honor.”
–Wladimir Klitschko


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HBO Statement on Emanuel Steward

“There are no adequate words to describe the enormous degree of sadness and loss we feel at HBO Sports with the tragic passing of Manny Steward. For more than a decade, Manny was a respected colleague who taught us so much not only about the sweet science but also about friendship and loyalty. His energy, enthusiasm and bright smile were a constant presence. Ten bells do not seem enough to mourn his passing. His contributions to the sport and to HBO will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

-Ken Hershman, President, HBO Sports


Boxing News

Helenius-Williams press conference

Video: Pasi Taavitsainen

The “Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (17-0, 11 KOs) and Sherman “The Tank” Williams (35-11-2, 19 KOs) caught up with the Finnish media today in Helsinki. The two heavyweights, who will headline the November 10 Nordic Fight Night at Helsingin Jäähalli, came face to face – but only via a live video conference. “It´s 4.30 am here in Florida, I will just start my morning exercise a little earlier than usual,” Williams said. “I look forward to coming to Finland. I will bring some sunshine to Helsinki. I have a special punch, the Conch Punch, an overhead right, and the Tank will catch Robert with that shot. That is my special weapon which will help me to win this fight.” (more…)


Boxing News

Emanuel Steward’s passing confirmed

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Extremely sad to report that legendary trainer Emanuel Steward has passed away today at the age of 68. Manny underwent surgery for an undisclosed stomach disorder in September and had been hospitalized since. There were conflicting reports on the condition of Steward, but the Steward family has now issued a statement confirming the great man’s passing.

Earlier today during the ongoing WBO Convention, WBO President Francisico “Paco” Valcarcel called for a moment of silence. Valcarcel recalled Steward’s training seminar in last year’s convention in Puerto Rico. Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko also issued a statement.

Steward is perhaps best remembered as the legendary founder of the Kronk Gym and the trainer of Hall of Famer Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns, as well as his work with heavyweight champions Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. He was also a frequent commentator on HBO Boxing. Emanuel Steward was extremely knowledgable, always friendly, and will be greatly missed by everyone here at Fightnews.


Boxing News

Lange-Jeter collide Saturday

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Individually, the fan bases for DC-area boxers Jimmy Lange and Tony “Mo Better” Jeter are among the largest in the Beltway Boxing region. On Saturday, October 27 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA, the two fan bases will come together to cheer for their favorite boxers in what should be an exciting, offensive-minded, scheduled for 10-round battle.

This bout will be like a home game for Lange (38-4-2, 25 KOs) because this will be the 15th time that he has headlined a card at the Patriot Center. Lange’s record is 11-2-1, eight KOs at the Patriot Center. This will be the fourth appearance for Jeter (14-3-1, 10 KOs) at the Patriot Center and he is 2-0-1, with one knockout in Fairfax. (more…)


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Brook camp calls out Alexander

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he will do ‘all he can’ to make Kell Brook’s IBF World welterweight title fight take place in the UK. Brook is now the mandatory challenger to Devon Alexander, who took the belt from Randall Bailey in New York on Saturday just hours after The Special One blasted his way past Hector Saldivia with a third-round stoppage in Sheffield. Hearn has already entered negotiations with Alexander’s camp but is prepared to go to purse bids if a deal cannot be reached.

Alexander has already stoked the fires ahead of the potential bout, saying: “I’m not even worried about Kell Brook because I barely know him and who is he anyway?” While his trainer Kevin Cunningham has insisted the fight will ‘have to happen in the States.’

However, Brook’s promoter Hearn has other ideas. “We will be doing all we can to try and make this fight in the UK,” he said. “I read Kevin Cunningham’s comments and with all due respect, it’s not up to him or Devon where the fight is.” (more…)


UFC

Cruz named honorary Pace car driver

Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Ultimate Fighting Championship® bantamweight champion, and former star of The Ultimate Fighter® Live on FX, Dominick Cruz has been named Honorary Pace Car Driver for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, November 11. (more…)


Boxing News

WBO Convention Day Two

By David Finger

The 25th annual WBO Convention continued yesterday with the executive committee in a ranking committee session while referees and judges took part in ABC sanctioned training sessions.

The event kicked off at 8:30 when the WBO executive committee discussed the ranking process. It was a testament to the WBO’s determination to see a higher standard of fights associated with the organization that President Valcarcel used the time to discuss incidents in the previous year in which the WBO “got it wrong” in regards to rankings. Most notably the 38-year old Brazilian Mike Miranda, who thanks to his #5 WBO ranking found himself in a fight for the vacant WBO interim light middleweight championship in July of last year. The fight, which saw Miranda starched in just 51-seconds, was widely panned as a terrible mismatch, and led to the WBO having to defend Miranda’s #5 world ranking. But to the credit of the WBO executive committee, rather than try and hide from the Miranda debacle, the executive committee addressed it head on, asking tough questions of WBO Latino Vice President Jorge Molina as to how Miranda was able to move up to Latino rankings so rapidly. (more…)


UFC

Best of a nation – Japan

With a distance of roughly 1,800 miles between Macao and Tokyo, the countries of China and Japan aren’t exactly next door neighbors, but on November 10th, Japanese MMA will be well represented on the first UFC event to take place in China, as standouts Takanori Gomi, Yasuhiro Urushitani, Riki Fukuda, and Takeya Mizugaki all take to the Octagon for what promises to be an historic event not just for Asia, but for the world . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info


Boxing News

McCulloch still unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former amateur star super middleweight Ben McCulloch (11-0, 8 KOs) was impressive in stopping tough veteran Les Piper (14-11-3, 3 KOs) in nine rounds of a scheduled twelve at the South Sydney Junior Leagues Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. McCulloch exploded right hand bombs to the head of Piper that dropped him in rounds two, five and nine. Piper, 5’9″, came to fight and gave McCulloch, 6’1″ problems in round three, four and round eight as he consistently attacked his opponent with two handed flurries but the power right hand of McCulloch continually steadied the Aussie veteran. In round six the ringside doctor inspected a cut eye of Piper but ruled okay to continue. In round nine a power right hand shot to the head dropped Piper face first on the canvas and referee Gary Dean crowned McCulloch at 2.15 the new IBF Pan Pacific and PABA champion. (more…)


Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko Update

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announces that with lead trainer Emanuel Steward still recovering from surgery, James Ali Bashir and Johnathon Banks will work his corner on November 10 when he faces Mariusz Wach at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.


Boxing News

Monaghan dominates Saunders

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside

“Irish” Seanie Monaghan (16-0, 10 KOs) of Long Island, New York, brought the “war” to Philly’s Ray Saunders (22-18-2, 9 KOs), pounding out a ten round unanimous decision over the veteran by scores of 99-91 (2x) and 98-92 on Wednesday night at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Saunders was overly defensive throughout the bout, finally attempting to land something of significance in the tenth and final round. Ever the worker, Monaghan mixed heavy shots to the head and body but his success was limited by Saunders’ above average defense. With the win, Monaghan picks up the WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title.

In the junior welterweight co-feature, Ivan Redkach (12-0, 11 KOs) was simply too much for Tebor Brosch (7-4-5, 2 KOs), first attacking the Canadian to the body with hellacious shots before refocusing his attack to Brosch’s head. A series of concussive left hooks to the head later caused referee Murdaugh to halt the bout at 2:07 of the first round.

Fan favorite Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (20-1, 3 KOs) continued his winning ways, outboxing and outhustling the hard hitting but ultra-slow Erick Cruz (16-11-3, 16 KOs) over eight rounds in a junior welterweight bout. Scores were 80-72 (2x) and 79-73. (more…)


Boxing News

Ndlovu chasing his dream in El Paso

Former world champion Takalani Ndlovu knows that this might just be last chance to become a world champion again and he has come ready to take home a victory that will open the door to another world title opportunity. “I know that at my age these kind of opportunities, are not going to come again. That is why I need to take advantage of this one and put myself in line for another world championship fight,” said Ndlovu, the 34 year-old South African after a long workout in El Paso.

Ndlovu (33-7, 18 KOs) will take on Alejandro “Alex” Lopez (23-2, 7 KOs) in a Junior Featherweight International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title eliminator this Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

“To be honest I thought my last chance had come and gone when I lost my title to Jeffrey Mathebula in March. I was surprised that this opportunity came about and now I got to do my job and get myself back in a championship fight,” said Ndlovu, who took the title away from Steve Molitor in March of 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (more…)


Boxing News

Martirosyan ready for Lara

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Top-rated undefeated Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan, Glendale,Ca. (32-0) spars for his upcoming 12-round WBC Super Welterweight title elimination bout against Erislandy “El Oro del Guantanamo” Lara, (17-1) a native of Cuba, now fighting out of Houston,Tx. This explosive match will take place Saturday, November 10 in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas and be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. This event is promoted by Top Rank in association with Tecete and Wynn Las Vegas.

(more…)


Boxing News

Gamache Family in the Corner for Stevie

Three generations of the Maine-native Gamache family will be in one corner on October 27 as unbeaten light middleweight Stevie Gamache (3-0, 1 KO) fights on the “Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple” pay-per-view event, showcasing unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), live from Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.

The 29-year-old Gamache will have his grandfather, Joe Sr., as his chief second and his father, two-time World lightweight champion Joey Gamache (55-4, 38 KOs) as an assistant trainer and cut-man. “It was a lot easier fighting than watching my son fight,” Joey said. “My father got Stevie into boxing. I was traveling all of the time. I took Stevie with me for my fights when I could, trips to France and California, and he got familiar with the sport that way. I see a lot of me in him; the trademark body punching, plus he has a good jab and knows how to box. We don’t have identical styles, he moves well.” (more…)


Boxing News

California hires new Athletic Commission chief

The California State Athletic Commission, which oversees more boxing events than any other state, has brought a new Executive Officer from out of state. The new California boxing chief is Andy Foster, formerly the Executive Director of the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. Foster will start November 7.


Boxing News

Boxing back at the Mirage?

Top Rank is looking to add an ESPN2-televised card in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 6, two days prior to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view clash. Interestingly, the planned venue for the card is the famed Mirage Resort, home to many mega boxing events in the 90s. It would be the first boxing card on the property in 16 years.


Boxing News

Kessler-Magee in Belfast

Photo: Team Sauerland

Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) travelled to Belfast today to promote his WBA Super-Middleweight World Title clash with Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs). Both fighters, who will collide at Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning on December 8, and their promoters faced the media during a packed downtown press conference at the renowned Europa Hotel, which is the world’s most bombed hotel, according to Wikipedia. “This place certainly has a history,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said. “Just like Brian Magee has a history with the Danish sports fans. He has come over to Denmark twice to eradicate two of their boxing heroes, Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen. You have to give him credit for that. But twice is more than enough. Mikkel Kessler will put an end to his streak, set the record straight and win this fight for his country.” (more…)


Boxing News

Rosado-Ayala added to Dec 8 Philly card

Gabriel Rosado, the fastest-rising contender in the junior middleweight division, goes for his fourth consecutive knockout and his eighth consecutive win when he boxes Elvin Ayala, of New Haven, CT, in a 10-round bout Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at Pearson/McGonigle Halls on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Sharing the spotlight will be another Philadelphian, Bryant “By By” Jennings, who defends his USBA heavyweight championship against Bowie Tupou, of Tongo, in a scheduled 12-round contest. The eight-fight live card begins at 7pm and the NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. (more…)










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