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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: K2 Promotions
“There’s big media interest and fans want this fight. This is the first event in the US when K2 Promotions controls a Golovkin fight. Of course, we are doing this with great cooperation from our good friends, Main Events and with help from HBO, but this is a major step for Gennady,” said K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler after the kickoff press conference in New York before Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO) defend his WBA and IBO middleweight belts against another knockout artist, Brooklyn’s own Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KO). Golovkin-Stevens will happen at the Madison Square Theater on November 2 and will be televised live on HBO. (more…)
“I want to come back and establish my name,” says Nonito Donaire, ahead of his November return and rematch with Vic Darchinyan. More
“In boxing, anything can happen and any punch can land and knock you out,” promoter Oscar De La Hoya is saying, promising a knockout upset for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez over Floyd Mayweather. More at NorthJersey.com
Is Ricky Burns the best boxer to ever come out of Scotland? Promoter Eddie Hearn says so. More
With a perfect 21-0 record, Santa Ana’s Ronny Rios is on the fast track to a world featherweight title shot. On Saturday, Sept. 7, he will perform in front of his Southern California faithful at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. in the lead undercard bout before Showtime takes to the airwaves with a memorable doubleheader featuring two top heavyweight contenders, a Mexican legend, and a rising star looking to make a name for himself.
“I always enjoy fighting at home, especially on a card like this with so many great fighters,” said Rios, who will face Mexico City’s Jose Angel “Pepe” Beranza (36-27-2, 28 KO’s) in a 10-round featherweight bout. “But every time I’m in there, I’m looking to steal the show and this time will be no different.” (more…)
Video: Kurt Freitag
Tensions were high at Wednesday’s final press conference for Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between contenders Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell. After Mitchell stated that Arreola lost every time he has stepped up, Arreola said he is taking a step way down in facing Mitchell and told Seth you “f—– up by trying to fight me.”
For the complete press conference click here
The first and only governing body in boxing history exclusively for United States citizens – American Boxing Association (ABA) — has been officially sanctioned by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC). “This is a monumental time in boxing history because the ABA is the first and only belt to be fought for and defended in America, by American citizens,” ABA Chairman Dean Smith said. “Like there are British champions, for example, why should the greatest country in the world not have an America champion?”
The ABA will feature champions in 17 weight classes, for both men and women, open to any American in the (ABA) top 40 ratings to fight for and defend with a sense of national pride. The ABA is also waiving its sanctioning fees for its first championship bout in every weight division. ABA Championship Committee members also include Rick Alston, Steve Holdsworth, Buddy Bereal, Jim Borzell and Col. Bob Sheridan.
The (ABA) is also donating 5-percent of all its sanction fees to The Boys and Girls Clubs of America in cities across the country.
Light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira got his 20th consecutive victory the hard way in the main event of UFC Fight Night at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, surviving a knockdown at the hands of Ryan Bader to knock his foe out seconds later and put himself directly in line for a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title Jon Jones will defend against Alexander Gustafsson on September 21st . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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By Hilmar Rojas Erazo
The Nevada State Athletic Commission officially announced the officials selected for the fights to be held on September 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Floyd Mayweather will be the main card of the night.
Both WBA super welterweight champions will have Kenny Bayless refereeing the bout and Dave Moretti, CJ Ross and Craig Metcalfe as judges. The supervisor will be WBA vice president, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza.
For the WBA/WBC super lightweight championship between Danny García and Lucas Mathysse, the referee will be Tony Weeks, and the judges selected by the commission are Robert Hoyle, Glen Trowbridge and Juergen Langos.
By Rey Colon – The Sport Press
Featherweight Jonathan Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs) will not be fighting two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko. The two were slated to meet in Lomachenko’s pro debut on the October 12 Bradley-Marquez card in Las Vegas. “It won’t go for two reasons,” said Oquendo. “First I have an injury to one of my knuckles on my left hand and lost a couple of weeks of training. In addition, the economic part is not the best. I didn’t like it…and I had everything against me. If that fight happened I would have had to win by knockout because the decision would be given to him. I was going to be a stepping-stone. The kid may be a star, but he’s not invincible and was going to have to deal with me.”
Lomachenko will now take on Jose Ramirez (25-3, 15 KOs) in his pro debut with a WBO world title shot planned for his second fight against the winner of Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz and Orlando “Siri” Salido.
Ricky Burns and Raymundo Beltran came face-to-face for the first time at a press conference ahead of their WBO World Lightweight title clash at the SECC in Glasgow on Saturday night (September 7) live on AWE TV and www.AWEtv.com.
Burns defends his title for the fourth time against the Mexican and hot off the back of his exhilarating defence against Puerto Rican danger man Jose Gonzalez. The Coatbridge star dug deep after a tough examination in the first seven rounds to keep hold of his belt when Gonzalez retired on his stool before the tenth, and Burns expects another hard test on Saturday.
“I’ve known that this is going to be a tough fight and there may be times that I have to dig deep but I am prepared for a hard twelve rounds as I always am,” said Burns. “I’ve watched Raymundo box a few times and I’ve got a DVD of him, we’ve been working on a plan we think will work and everyone knows that I can box in many different ways, but I plan on instigating the fight on Saturday. (more…)
Report and photo by Brett Bonetti
Four time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KOs) will relinquish his IBO world cruiserweight title, but says he has not retired. Green shot down reports released last weekend that he had announced his retirement on his Facebook page.
Green said this extended period out of the ring would not hinder him and told The West Australian that his desire to fight is as fierce as ever. Under International Boxing Organisation rules, The Green Machine has twelve months to defend his title but must make his intentions clear after nine months. (more…)
Solo Boxeo Tecate on the UniMas network will air Saturday’s WBO interim light flyweight championship in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico between Moises Fuentes (17-1-1, 8 KOs) of Mexico City and Colombian Luis De La Rosa (22-2-1, 12 KOs) from .
Also on the card is a ten round super bantamweight clash between Enrique Bernache (20-5, 11 KOs) and former world champion Tomas Rojas (41-13, 28 KOs) The UniMas telecast will be at midnight ET/11PM PT.
Junior lightweight prospect Jason Sosa (9-1-3, 5 KOs), of Camden, NJ, coming off four consecutive knockout victories, goes against another hard-hitter when he takes on Tyrone Luckey (5-3-1, 5 KOs), of Middletown, NJ, in an eight-round contest on Thursday evening, September 26 at the Sands Bethlehem. The Sosa-Luckey fight will serve as the semifinal to the scheduled 10-round welterweight main event between Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, and Alberto Morales, of Miami, FL. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and BAM Boxing in association with Legends of Boxing and the Sands Bethlehem and will be available as a $4.99 PPV live stream.
By Felipe Leon
A calm, cool and collected 23-year-old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) presided over a teleconference Tuesday afternoon from his training camp to promote his much anticipated scheduled twelve round bout against pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs). Billed as “The One”, the Golden Boy Promotions with Mayweather and Canelo Promotions event will be held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and broadcast live by Showtime PPV.
After an excited “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya addressed the conference and mentioned that the fight festivities begin on the Thursday prior with Shawn Porter vs. Julio Diaz II, he introduced Alvarez, “the fight is getting close. This event is set to break all records and all indications show that ‘The One’ will be the one. We have a great card from top to bottom. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is loved by many and he is getting better. He has not shown his full potential but on September 14th he will be showing his best.” (more…)
At the top level of any sport, you have to assume that luck isn’t part of the end equation. You put in your time, you get your shot, and you either pass or fail when it’s time to perform. But in the case of Indiana welterweight Keith Wisniewski, it’s hard not to think that at times he’s been dealt a bad hand by Lady Luck . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Burns: No way Beltran is taking my world championship belt away from me Scottish Daily Record
Deprived upbringing made Beltran determined to deprive Burns of his world title Scottish Daily Record
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