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Beltran signs to fight Crawford

Beltran signs to fight Crawford

Photo: Team Beltran NABO lightweight titleholder "Sugar" Raymundo Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) signed a contract Thursday to battle unbeaten WBO lightweight world champion ...

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Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Photos: Hector Santos / Cotto Promotions Unbeaten Puerto Rican lightweight star Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo (14-0, 10 KOs) boxed beautifully in compiling a ...

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Wilder, Linares halt foes

Wilder, Linares halt foes

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions WBC #1 heavyweight Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder (32-0, 32KO) kept ...

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Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

By Rocky Morales at ringside Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions In a hard fought IBF welterweight championship bout, Kell "The Special ...

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Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (27-0-1, 22KO), by way of unanimous ...

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Beltran signs to fight Crawford

Beltran signs to fight Crawford

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Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez

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Wilder, Linares halt foes

Wilder, Linares halt foes

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Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

Brook wins IBF welterweight title,

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Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains

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Boxing News

Salido loses title on the scale, Lomachenko, Chavez Jr, Vera make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. avoided a $250,000 fine by making the 168lb contract weight for Saturday’s rematch with Bryan Vera. However, WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido failed to make the 126 lb. featherweight limit and lost his world title on the scale. Salido didn’t attempt to lose the extra weight and will pay a fine of $15,000. Only Lomachenko can win the title on Saturday night.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 167.5 vs. Brian Vera 167.5

Orlando Salido 128.25 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 125.25
(WBO featherweight title)

Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

More weights and photos…



February 28th, 2014



AWE TV

Burns tells Crawford: Beware the Underdog

Ricky Burns says he will thrive as the 2:1 underdog in his WBO World Lightweight title defense against Terence Crawford at the sold-out SECC in Glasgow tomorrow night, live on AWE TV. Burns fights in his tenth World title bout against the unbeaten American, who travels to the UK with a 22-0 record with 16 wins inside the distance and the label of the USA’s next big boxing star.

Burns insists he has no interest in what the bookies have to say about the fight though, having reached this incredible feat of ten World title fights against the odds from his very first win against Roman Martinez in September 2010. “I don’t look at who is the favourite, that sort of thing doesn’t concern me,” said Burns. “I’ve been written off before, I’ve been the underdog in a few of my biggest fights and it brings out the best in me, and hopefully this is the same case. I’m under no illusions; this is a very tough fight. He’s an up and coming star in America, he’s 22-0 with 16 KOs, so we’re up against it, but fingers crossed it’s another one of these fights where I will rise to the occasion.” (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

ABC Response to NSAC elimination of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

By Tim Lueckenhoff/President, Association of Boxing Commissions

In July 2011, the ABC’s medical committee, formed under my tenure, published a Handbook of Ringside Medicine. This handbook established guidelines for dealing with TRT and TUE’s. At this 2011 annual convention, this publication was distributed to the attending members. In addition, a very detailed presentation was provided by the ABC Medical Chair Dr. Sherry Wulkan on the issue of TRT TUE’s in both 2011 and 2012.

Since 2011, the ABC medical committee has suggested that its members follow its TUE protocols recommended by the ABC medical committee and modeled upon international Olympic standards. At this point, the ABC will continue to recommend its members follow these extremely tough therapeutic use exemption standards. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl Results

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Segundo Rivera

It was a night of knockouts on Thursday at the Millenium Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Four of the five bouts ended via stoppage, including a violent one in the co-feature and a wild ending in the main event. The card was promoted by welterweight contender Dmitriy Salita’s “Star of David” Incorporation.

The main fight of the evening was a cruiserweight clash between unbeaten Stivens Bujaj (11-0, 8 KOs) and Elvin Sanchez (6-3-1, 5 KOs). The bout got off to a blistering pace as the favored Bujaj, fighting for the New York State cruiserweight belt, got stunned by Sanchez. As Sanchez moved forward to capitalize on his success, he was dropped himself with a quick and hard left hook that had the Bujaj supportive crowd up on their feet cheering. Referee Steve Willis issued a count but now it was clear that Sanchez was the dizzy one. Bujaj chased his opponent around the ring and punched him along the ropes in a corner. A follow-up combination broke through Sanchez’s defense, prompting him to crumble along the ropes as Willis stepped in for the stoppage at the 2:22 mark. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz, Abraham make weight

Photos: P. Gercke/Team SES

Robert Stieglitz 168 vs. Arthur Abraham 168
(WBO super middleweight title)

Christina Hammer 158.9 vs. Jessica Balogun 156.5
(WBO/WBF female middleweight title)

Venue: GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: ESPN3

More weights and photos…



February 28th, 2014

AWE TV

Burns, Crawford make weight

Ricky Burns 134.25 vs. Terence Crawford 134.5
(WBO lightweight title)

Venue: Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: AWE



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxcino 2014 Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Brandon Adams 160.8 vs. Daniel Edouard 160
Sena Agbeko 157.2 vs. Raymond Gatica 158.4
Cerresso Fort 160.2 vs. Vitalii Kopylenko 160
Willie Monroe Jr. 160 vs. Donatas Bondas 160.2

Donovan Dennis 226 vs. Sam Commings 264
Simeon Hardy 157.6 vs. Chad Greenleaf 158.8
Dimur Ortuz 215 vs. John Moxey TBA
Fidel Navarette 127 vs. Sergio Montes De Oca 124
Mike Jimenez 175 vs. Jimmy Campbell 173
Russell Fiore 134.8 vs. Tim Carrizales 134.4

Venue: Horseshoe Casino
Promoters: Banner Promotions / Hitz Boxing / Round 3
1st Bell: 7pm central
ESPN 2 Start: 9pm eastern / 8 pm central



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Lucas Matthysse Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to Golden Boy Promotions there are two possible dates, April 19 and April 26, penciled in for the return of former WBC interim jr welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. The Argentinian star has recently made some changes in his training group, adding former world champion Juan Martín “Latigo” Coggi as assistant with Luis “Cuty” Barrera remaining as chief trainer. Matias Erbin is the new physical trainer, Lucas Leguizamón will continue as doctor, and Ruben Arano is logistics group manager.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Wilford Scypion passes at 55

Middleweight contender of the 1980s Wilford Scypion has sadly passed away at the age of 55 due to complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. He has a professional record of 32-9 with 24 KOs and challenged Marvin Hagler for the middleweight world title in May 1983, losing by KO in round four. His biggest win was a twelve round unanimous decision over Frank “The Animal” Fletcher for the USBA belt in February 1983. His final fight was in March 1991.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Johannesburg, RSA

“African explosion at the Emperors Palace”

Hekkie Budler 47,5kg vs. Karluis Diaz 47,25kg
12 rds: WBA/IBO minimumweight

Ryno Liebenberg 79,2kg vs. Joey Vegas 79,1kg
12 rds: Vacant WBC Intl light heavyweight

Johnny Muller 78,75kg vs. Willbeforce Shihepo 78,2kg
12 rds: Vacant WBC Intl Silver light heavyweight

6r: Adam De Moor 63kg vs. Jeff Otembio 63,45kg
6r: Thabang Ramagole 48,4kg vs. Sibusiso Twani 48,55kg
4r: Ricardo Hiraman 57kg vs. Phumudzo Monyai 56,75kg

Venue: Marcellus Theater, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, RSA
Promoter: Rodney Berman Golden Gloves Promotion



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Burns-Crawford: Emotion-charged atmosphere could be a factor

By Graham Houston


After two struggling performances in a row, Ricky Burns knows he will need to be at his absolute best when he defends his WBO lightweight title against mandatory challenger Terence Crawford in Glasgow on Saturday (TV on Sky Sports in the UK., AWE in the U.S.). This fight is, potentially, about as tough and as tricky as it gets. Burns will have a roaring Scottish crowd behind him at the Scottish National Exhibition Centre, and he’s the more experienced and perhaps the physically stronger fighter; Crawford is unbeaten, fast, clever and a sharp puncher, and, at 26, he’s the younger man by four years.

As an amateur Crawford boxed in the U.S. Olympic trials and was a runner-up in the National Golden Gloves. He’s stopped 16 opponents in 22 consecutive wins. The fight with Burns, though, is a big step up for Crawford, especially considering he will be away from home and can expect a hostile reception from the Glasgow fans. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing Result

No stage too big for ‘Mr. Providence’ as he preps for ShoBox

Biosse: "If you put pressure on him (Love), he folds!"

Fighting on a major network in front of a worldwide audience might be unnerving for someone who doesn’t know any better, or someone who has never faced the music on boxing’s biggest stage. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

UFC

Wang Sai: A Calm General

For a long time, being a top mixed martial artist in China was like saying you were the best water polo player in Brooklyn. It didn’t hold as much weight as being a top fighter from MMA hotbeds like the United States, Brazil, Canada, or Japan . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek talks Glazkov: The ring will tell me how good he is

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

“I don’t have a precise plan how to fight Glazkov. Of course, there are a bunch of options we prepared with my trainer Roger Bloodworth – we won’t talk about it – but there’s no one blueprint. Just like there’s no blueprint how to fight me. I like to see what the other guy is doing in the ring and then make his life difficult,” said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview. Adamek is ready to fight unbeaten 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (16-0, 11 KOs) on March 15 for the IBF North American heavyweight title and an IBF #2 eliminator at the Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Adamek-Glazkov, promoted by Main Events, will be a NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” headliner. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Helebe, Negema make weight ahead of SA title fight

By Ron Jackson

South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe and his mandatory challenger Cebo Ngema both weighed inside the limit of 118 lbs. at Thursday’s weigh-in ahead of their fight on Friday night at the Tsogo Cape Sun in Cape Town. Helebe, Cape Town’s lone surviving national champion who will be making a second title defense, weighed in at 116.8. Ngema, from Gauteng, was a fraction heavier at 117.2.

Ngema and his trainer Thabiso Koetle had just arrived in Cape Town, an hour earlier. They seemed rather surprised by the large turn-out of boxing fans at the public weigh-in. “It looks like Helebe has got the Cape Town fans behind him but we have news for them; we have just come to take the championship belt away from him,” said Koetle. “We’ve come in at just under the limit, and that’s how we wanted it to be. Helebe will be a shattered man at the end of the fight, and the judges won’t rescue him this time out.” (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denver

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran

Daniel Calzada 143 vs. Alfred Romero 140
Issak Cordona 167 vs. Zamir Young 167
Helario Medina 127 vs. Chris Galvadon 127
Alfonso Flores 154 vs. L.T. Nelson 154
Terry Buterbaugh 148 vs. Armando Rodriguez 150
Brian Carpino 189 vs. Andrew Scripture 185

Venue: Denver Boxing Academy
Promoter: AirTight Boxing

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February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Budler to defend two belts at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler makes the fifth defense of his IBO strawweight belt and the first defense of his WBA minimumweight belt when he meets Karluis Diaz from Colombia at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Budler won the interim WBA belt on November 9 last year with an impressive fourth round stoppage win over Hugo Hernan Verchelli from Argentina. When Riyo Miyazaki relinquished the WBA minimumweight belt on December 27 2013 after deciding to move up a division, Budler was elevated to full WBA champion on January 8 this year.

In the strange world of boxing organizations these days the IBO name the division strawweight and the WBA minimumweight even though the limit for both organizations is 47,63kg. Another anomaly is that Diaz is ranked at number four by the WBA and only at number nine by the IBO. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

‘Tornado’ ready to tear it up

By Chris Morris

Alfred ‘Tornado’ Romero will look to avenge one of his losses this Friday night on the AirTight Boxing show at the Denver Boxing Academy. His bout with Daniel Calzada back in 2012 was a barn burner with both men leaving it all in the ring. When it was over Romero had lost a close split decision. Calzada is as tough as they come, fighting top notch competition, on the road and usually on short notice. Romero has since won 3 fights in a row, 2 by knockout.

FightNews/Rocky Mountain Boxing caught up to Romero at the Grudge Training Center after his sparring session with Manny Perez, Juan Santiago, Gio Merceron, Alejandro Ayala, Rob Frankel and Phillip Roybal. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The FightNews family expresses our condolences to boxing publicist Lisa Milner, whose grandmother Gertrude Milner passed away Thursday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa!

“Ban me if i cannot beat [Aryeetey] Powers!” says Ghanan cruiserweight Braimah Kamoko about his “Judgement Fight” showdown April 18. More

Did Floyd Mayweather take the easy route by bypassing Amir Khan for Marcos Maidana? More

Terence Crawford just might be Ricky Burns‘ toughest acid test to date. More



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Niagara Falls, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Andy Newman

Die hard fight fans braved frigid, single digit temperatures and white-out flurries to attend Pretty Girl Productions five-bout card at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Due to unforeseen circumstances at yesterday’s weigh-ins, the bouts of headliner Nick Casale and co feature Vincent Arroyo were scratched due to failed medicals of their respective opponents. Never-the-less, the show went on with new headliner and Buffalo native Greg Brady taking on Joel Shojgreen in a scheduled six round cruiserweight tilt.

In an all out war, Buffalo Cruiserweight Greg “Juice” Brady climbed off the deck in the second round to stop Joel Shojgreen in the same round for a huge win. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, Calif

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Carlos Carlson, 117.7 vs. Javier Gallo, 118
Isaac Zarate, 118 vs. Christian Torres, 117.6
Justin Davenport, 253 vs. Jonathan Rice, 260
Cesar Villarraga, 133 vs. Osman Rivera, 135
Joet Gonzalez, 124 vs. Cesar Martinez, 125.5
Neeco Macias, 153 vs. Victor Altamirano 151.6

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
Tickets: $100, $60, $40 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 714-935-0900 or online at ThompsonBoxing.com photos



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Pernell Whitaker’s Mom — I Can’t Believe He EVICTED Me!!!

By TMZSports.com

The mother of ex-boxing champ Pernell Whitaker tells TMZ Sports … she was “shocked” her son EVICTED her from her home Wednesday — but says she refuses to beg him to stay in the house. Novella Whitaker — who had been living in a Virginia home Pernell said he bought for her more than 30 years ago … until Pernell went to court and had her legally evicted so he could sell the place to pay bills. 73-year-old Novella tells us, “I was shocked when I heard what Pernell was doing. I wish I had been smart and had the house put in my name. Then he couldn’t have done this.”

Novella says she refuses to beg Pernell to let her stay in the house — explaining, “I’m not asking him for anything. I’m gonna be okay.” (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Emmanuel Robles 140 vs Yordenis Ugas 140
Kenia Enriquez 112 vs Noemi Bosques 112
Yunier Dorticos 200 vs Hamilton Ventura 194
Ulises Sierra 176 vs Loren Myers 178
Prince Smalls 136 vs Percy Peterson 135

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
Promoter: Bobby D Presents in association with Caribe Promotions
Tickets: (619) 420-8866 or at the box office

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February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Redwood City, CA

Photo: Stephanie Trapp

Bruno Escalante 114 vs. Manuel Galaviz 115
Johnathan Chicas 142 vs. Rogelio Castaneda 142
Ricardo Pinnel 155 vs. Saul Benitez 157
Tony Johnson 183 vs. Harry Gopaul 185
Jesus Sandoval 127.5 vs. Cesear Valenzuela 127
Mauricio Zavaleta 156 vs. Darren Mallard 151
Andrew Tinae 246.5 vs. Xavier Vigney 246.5

Venue: Fox Theater, Redwood City, Ca
Promoter: Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez arrival in San Antonio

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez (8-0, 8 KOs) of Mexico arrives in San Antonio Thursday night for his upcoming 6-round featherweight feature fight against Samuel Sanchez on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera II main event, Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Verona, NY

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

J’Leon Love 168 vs. Vladine Biosse 169
Badou Jack 168 vs. Derek Edwards 168
Christopher Pearson 156 vs. Lanardo Tyner 154
Luis Arias 162.5 vs. Dashon Johnson 166.5
John Franklin vs. Jesus Bayron 146
Ladarius Miller 144 vs. Douglas Rosales 146
Andrew Tabiti 193 vs. Dorian Hatcher 198
John Franklin 119.5 vs. Jesus Bayron 121

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

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February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Two Broadway Boxing cards in a three week span

DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series returns for back-to-back shows in a three-week span with the first card taking place on Friday, March 21, at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY. On Thursday, April 10, the series heads back to NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in midtown Manhattan.

The card on March 21 will showcase undefeated Brooklyn-native and popular female attraction, “The First Lady” of DBE, Heather “The Heat” Hardy (8-0, 2KO’s) and middleweight contender Lamar Russ (14-1, 7KO’s) in separate eight-round bouts. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45, and can be purchased by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. For more information, please visit www.dbe1.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

Fighters for the April 10 event are TBA.



February 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC supports today’s ruling by the Nevada State Athletic Commission

UFC President Dana White issued a statement regarding the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission:

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based on their natural abilities and on an even playing field. We also intend to honor this ruling in international markets where, due to a lack of governing bodies, the UFC oversees regulatory efforts for our live events. We encourage all athletic commissions to adopt this ruling.”

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Chavez-Vera Final Press Conference

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

The Final Press Conference for the eagerly-anticipated boxing doubleheader on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas, featuring the rematch between former WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend Julio César Chávez Jr. and top contender Bryan Vera plus the historic challenge by two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko, in only his second professional fight, against WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido took place Thursday at Market Square in downtown San Antonio.

Bob Arum: I really believe we’re going to see a new and consistently dedicated Julio pursuing this business of boxing and rising once again to the top. And it all starts Saturday night.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: In the first fight there was a lot of controversy, a lot of people saw him win. That’s why we’re doing this again. Second opportunity. He’s a real warrior. He showed it that night. But I’m ready to give you guys a great fight. The winners Saturday night are going to be the fans because we’re going to give them a great show. One of the best fights of the year.

Bryan Vera: I don’t want to talk too much about the first fight…all I’m worried about is going out there and winning the next fight. We had a great training camp. You’re going to see a great fight Saturday.

Orlando Salido: I would like to thank everyone here in San Antonio. It’s my first fight here. I’m looking forward to having all these people behind me. I come ready to fight. I know he’s looking to do something historic, but he’s going to have trouble getting past me. I’m looking forward to the fight and I’m winning it.

Vasyl Lomachenko: I would like to thank Bob Arum for giving me this opportunity to fight for a world title…I would like to wish all the fighters who are going to be fighting on March 1 good health and make sure you guys don’t get hurt in the ring. photos



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Main Events signs Roberto Acevedo

Main Events has inked Puerto Rican super middleweight Roberto Acevedo (8-1-0, 5 KOs). Acevedo is coming off a huge upset win over Russian Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (11-1-0, 6 KOs) at Resorts International Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on January 24th. Acevedo sees this opportunity with Main Events as an important step to achieving his goals. He said, “My goal is to become a world champion and make my country proud of my accomplishments. I know that Main Events is the right company to take me there, I am really excited and looking forward to this next step in my career.” Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva said, “We have great faith in Roberto’s ability to continue to overcome every obstacle that is put in front of him-all the way to the world title!”



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz-Abraham to be seen in 80 countries worldwide, including the USA

Photos: P. Gercke/SES

Saturday’s rubber match in the trilogy between WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and former two-division champion Arthur Abraham in Magdeburg, Germany, will be seen live in 80 countries worldwide. ESPN3 will show the clash in the United States. The bout is huge in Germany where in addition to national television on SAT.1, the fight can be seen on the big screen in UCI cinemas Germany-wide. Tickets for the clash at the GETEC Arena were long ago sold out.

Yesterday was a public work-out with Stieglitz and Abraham, Christina Hammer and her opponent Jessica Balogun for the WBO Middleweight title. Around 500 people were in the “Börde Park” here in Magdeburg. More photos…



February 27th, 2014

AWE TV

Team Crawford expect title winning effort this Saturday on AWE

This Saturday afternoon, undefeated Terence Crawford will look to capture his 1st world title when he takes on WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns from Glasgow, Scotland in a bout that can be seen LIVE on AWE at 2pm eastern / 11 am pacific. Boxing fans in the United States can also enjoy this world championship bout live via PlayStation 3 system via the Sony Entertainment Network Live Events viewer.

Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska has a record of 22-0 with 16 knockouts has traveled to the United Kingdom for once purpose and that is to bring back the world championship. “I am ready. Training went excellent,” said Crawford after a workout on Tuesday. (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Salita promoting in Brooklyn tonight

By Matt Richardson

Junior welterweight contender Dmitriy Salita (35-2-1, 18 KO’s) hasn’t been inside the ring since November but he hasn’t strayed too far from the ropes either as he will be promoting a boxing card tonight at the Millenium/Master Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Headlining the card will be a cruiserweight clash between unbeaten Stivens Bujaj and Elvin Sanchez. The Bujaj-Sanchez card will mark Salita’s fourth promotional effort since August and could wind up being a long-term plan after he hangs up his gloves for good.

“I have been promoting since 2010 and the first several shows I fought on and headlined,” Salita explained. “We also had some top rated fighters fight on the shows such as Lou Collazo, Frank Galarza, Boyd Melson, Rafael Vasquez and many others. This is the fourth show I’ve promoted since August but overall I’ve done more than 10.” (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Juanma-Vazquez Jr. eyed for August 25

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The much-discussed clash between former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vazquez Jr. is still alive and could be held on August 25, however first “Juanma” has Mexican Daniel Ponce De Leon on March 15. “It’s something that everyone is talking about and I have no problems,” said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions. “He (Lopez) has a commitment now March 15 and then can be available to do it. Win or lose because what people want to watch are fights. Brandon Rios lost few fights and fought (Manny) Pacquiao. If people want to see this fight, we’ll make it. I like the month of August because it’s a month that we hardly have to compete with events in the United States. That’s why I say this date.”



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Burns-Terrance Crawford Face Off



February 27th, 2014




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