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Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC youth super-welterweight champ Ryosuke Maruki (10-3-1, 7 KOs), 149, successfully kept his belt when he kept ...

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Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In main event action, four-time world champion, Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria (36-4, 21KO) annihilated ...

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Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

By Edgar DeGrass Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous ...

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Pascal survives Gonzalez assault

Pascal survives Gonzalez assault

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) won a controversial ten round ...

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Kovalev “krushes” Mohammedi

Kovalev krushes Mohammedi

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Unbeaten WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) ...

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WBC/WBA meeting in Panama

By Gabriel F Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman presented WBA executive Gilberto Jesús Mendoza with a WBC green and gold championship belt as sign of brotherhood between the two world sanctioning organizations on Wednesday in Panama City.

Sulaiman and Mendoza met at WBA Headquarters where they reportedly discussed several outstanding key issues and reaffirmed their goal to improve boxing for the boxers and the world fans. A third Summit Meeting is in the works to bring together the leadership of the WBC, WBA and IBF.



January 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

New boxing series coming to Spike TV

Haymon Boxing will reportedly announce a new boxing series on Spike TV later today in Los Angeles. The first card will be March 13 featuring former welterweight world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter against separate opponents. Berto meets Josesito Lopez while Porter takes on Roberto Garcia. The series debuts just six days after another Haymon boxing series debuts on NBC.



January 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Cojanu aiming to win Boxcino heavyweight tourney

Photo: Brandon Lluis

Heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (12-1, 7 KOs) will take on unbeaten Ed Fountain (10-0, 4 KOs) in the opening round of The Boxcino 2015 tournament February 20th. The six round bout will be held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY and be televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. When Fightnews last spoke with Cojanu, he was on on his way to China to fight veteran Manuel Pucheta of Argentina for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title this past July. Cojanu went on to win the fight and title by way of seventh round TKO. The nearly 6’8 Romanian-born and Southern California-based Cojanu also earned a WBO #15 world ranking shortly afterwards. Instead of basking in his success Razvan continued his training throughout entire winter holiday season. Whether it was putting in his roadwork or hours on end in the gym there was no holiday vacation for Cojanu.

The field of the Boxcino tournament was announced last and seems to be very evenly matched on paper. With a win over Fountain, Cojanu would face the winner between Donovon Dennis (10-1, 8 KOs) and Steve Vukosa (10-0, 4 KOs) in the heavyweight semifinals, which will take place April 10 at a location to be determined. Team Cojanu is confident their guy will be the last man standing. (more…)



January 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Beltway Boxing 2014 –The Year Of Advancement

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The boxing scene in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia moved to great heights in 2014, earning the theme “The Year Of Advancement.” Many boxers in the Beltway Region did exactly that — advance to a higher level of performance. The young talent in the area progressed to a point where they became household names not only at home but throughout the boxing world.

In 2014, Beltway Boxers appeared on national television in the United States 30 times. To put this stat another way, a Beltway Boxer appeared on national TV at least once in nine out of 12 months. In January, there were seven appearances by locals and six appeared in August.

Gary Russell, Jr., Thomas Williams, Jr. and Emanuel Taylor had the most national TV appearances with three. The Peterson Brothers, Dusty Harrison, Immanuwel Aleem, Bayan Jargal, and Antoine Douglas all had two appearances. James Stevenson, Samuel Neequaye, Daniel Attah, Alexander Johnson, Andrew Farmer, Danny Kelly, Fernando Guerrero, Dominic Wade, Cory Cummings, Cecil McCalla and Jerry Odom all had one TV appearance.

Three of our boxers appeared on TV in other locations around the world — Tony Thompson in Germany, Tony Jeter in Denmark and Jessie Nicklow in Japan. (more…)



January 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Stockholm Fantasy Preview

The next challenger to the UFC light heavyweight title will be determined this weekend as Alexander Gustafsson goes home to Sweden to face Anthony Johnson in a five-round main event on FOX to determine who will face Jon Jones later this year . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM is LIVE on FOX Saturday, January 24 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

A fight between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland, May 2 in San Antonio, Texas, does not mean Floyd Mayweather on that same date in Vegas. More

Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder comes home. More

Speaking of Wilder, is he the answer to the so-called “Klitschko Snorefest?” More

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard visits the UK. More



January 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from New York City

Photo: Vladimir Lik

Photo: Vladimir Lik


Junior Wright 199.2 vs. Rayford Johnson 198.8

Floriana Pagliara 125.4 vs. Antwan Robertson 123.4
(WBU Americas Featherweight title)

Ytalo Perea 237.8 vs. Emilio Salas 207.2
Akil Frederick-Auguste 159.2 vs. Eddie Edmond 158.6
Gary Beriguette 145.2 vs. Rafael Luna 148.2
Tre’Sean Wiggins 145.6 va Ilyas Aksabaev 145.2
Marcos Suarez 137.4 vs. Micah Branch 130.8
Damien Yero 154 vs. Mack Babb 151.6

Promoter: Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions
Venue: Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street)
Doors open at 7 PM ET, tickets start at $40



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Zurdo Ramirez Denver arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico checks out the snow after arriving in Denver for his upcoming 10-round televised battle against top-10 contender Maxim Vlasov of Russia.

In the main event, it will be Denver’s “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and former World Lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,Ca. who are just 3 days away from the third chapter of their epic trilogy.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, the 12-round Alvarado-Rios 3 trilogy fight will take place Saturday, January 24 at the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield,Co. and will be televised live on HBO®. photos



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Murray WBC 30-day weigh-in results

Thirty days out from their highly anticipated world middleweight championship Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Martin Murray have both weighed in within the World Boxing Council’s (‘WBC’) required limits heading into their February 21 clash in Monte-Carlo. From his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, Golovkin, the WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight Champion weighed in at 172lbs. while top rated challenger Murray hit the scale at 169lbs. on Wednesday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa. For middleweight world title fights, the WBC mandates that fighters must be no more than 176lbs. thirty days prior to the fight.



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Latest Boxing Rumors

A short list of rumored boxing matches that may or may not be happening:

Kell Brook vs. Andre Berto (announcement tomorrow)
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto
Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan
Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara
Carl Froch vs. Bernard Hopkins
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Shannon Briggs (in September)



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is now in custody

IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor turned himself in to authorities at 2:32pm local time and is now in custody at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Taylor was released on $50,000 bond after pleading not guilty to eight felony gun counts at Monday’s MLK Parade, however his bond was revoked and a felony Contempt Of Court charge was added as the new charges violated the terms of Taylor’s release in relation to an already pending charge over the shooting of his cousin. Taylor’s next court date is March 20.



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Stiverne clash draws large viewership

Showtime Sports garnered a peak audience of 1.34 million viewers for its boxing telecast on Saturday night headlined by newly minted WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in his breakout win over Bermane Stiverne. The main event ranks as the highest-rated fight on any premium network in the past 12 months while the entire three-fight telecast becomes the highest rated on Showtime in more than two years. The Jan. 17 telecast attracted the second largest audience since 2004 behind the Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout event from Dec. 2012. (*since Nielsen began to separately measure premium television multiplex channels). (more…)



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Hunter wins, Perez thrills in South Philly

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphia kicked off its 2015 boxing season with an entertaining seven-bout show on Tuesday night at the 2300 Arena. In the main event, featherweight Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter, 19-3, 9 KOs, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Rene Alvarado, 21-4, 14 KOs. Before that, junior welterweight Michael Perez, 22-1, 10 KOs, won a grueling and bloody thriller over Miguel Acosta, 29-8-2, 23 KOs, in the 10-round co-feature. Both fights were nationally televised live by Fox Sports 1.

Eric Hunter used his speed and superior boxing skills to stay ahead of his tough opponent throughout the fight. It was a decisive win, but not an easy one. Like his USBA title-winning effort last year, Hunter started the fight as a southpaw against Alvarado, and switched back and forth all night. However, he was smoother far more effective as a righty. (more…)



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Price faces Costa Junior on February 21

Heavyweight David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) will face Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-2, 14 KOs) on February 21 at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany. The heavyweights go toe-to-toe on the undercard of the WBO World Super Middleweight rematch between Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs), live on Sky Sports. Price returns, following a six-month injury lay-off, ready to kick-start his 2015 with a ten-round contest against the 34 year-old Brazilian, Costa Junior. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring and remind everybody what I’m all about,” said the former British and Commonwealth Champion. “Costa Junior is exactly the type of opponent I wanted. He’s got a decent record, similar to my own, with sixteen wins and only two defeats. Last year, he went twelve rounds with Christian Hammer, so we know he’s no mug. It will be another step up, but I think he will bring out the best in me. I’m confident I will get the win.” Costa Junior was stopped in four rounds in New Zealand by world rated Joseph Parker in December.



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar planning new TV network

Ring Oscar De La Hoya will launch a new Spanish-language cable television channel called De La Hoya TV, the “Golden Boy” announced today at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) annual conference in Miami. “The network aims to inspire all to live the life of a champion, delivering exceptional insight into the athletes and featuring entertainment, global destinations, news and more,” said Oscar. De La Hoya TV will launch with Spanish-language content and focus on engaging the U.S. Hispanic market. The network will in the future provide English content.

De La Hoya TV is a partnership between Oscar De La Hoya, businessman and international boxing promoter “Pepe” Gómez and media executive Victor Hugo Montero. Original production for De La Hoya TV will begin in early 2015, with details on programming schedules to be announced soon. The network is based in Miami, Florida.



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Godoy replaces Sherrington for Ryder

Argentinian Billi Godoy has replaced Les Sherrington as John Ryder’s opponent in his first defense of his WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title at The O2 in London on January 31. Godoy holds a victory over Jorge Sebastien Heiland who stopped Matthew Macklin in November. Godoy claimed the vacant WBC International belt with that win, a title he successfully defended against Mateo Veron, and he has the chance to take Ryder’s belt after Sherrington was forced out of the contest with a foot injury. “Godoy is a great opponent for John,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Billi has operated at a good level, he’s a tough Argentine that will ask John plenty of questions. We are looking to let John off the leash this year, Tony Sims has told me he is in great nick in the gym and I am expecting him to excite the fans on a big night in London.” Ryder’s clash with Godoy is part of a card that includes Kevin Mitchell vs. Daniel Estrada for the vacant WBC silver lightweight title and an eliminator for the world title.



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather: I’m excited about coming to Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather is looking forward to visiting Australia next week according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper. “I’m so excited about coming to Australia on my first ever visit,” Mayweather said. “I want to meet my fans, have some fun and enjoy your beautiful country. What a great way to start the new year.”

Max Markson, who previously organized a Mike a Tyson speaking tour of Australia, is bringing Floyd over for appearances in Melbourne (January 29) and Sydney (January 30). Fans can have dinner with Floyd and/or join Floyd at an “after party” in both cities. Tickets range from $50 to $1000. Visit floydlive.com.au for details.



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Doboe featured Friday in Montebello

Photo: Brandon Lluis

Photo: Brandon Lluis


In a scheduled for six round featured attraction, 2012 Olympian featherweight Isaac “The Royal Storm” Dogboe (4-0, 2 KOs) of Ghana returns to the ring this Friday against durable and upset minded Mexican Alejandro Ochoa (5-9-2, 1 KOs) at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California. Ochoa’s record is very deceiving as he is coming off of an upset of an unbeaten fighter and has never been stopped in 16 pro fights. Tough test it appears for Dogboe but one his team feels he will pass. “This is another step up in competition for Isaac but our team feels he is up for the task. Starting with this fight we anticipate a breakout year for Isaac.” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.

Unbeaten Murat Gassiev (19-0, 13 KOs) of Russia will make his U.S. debut versus Journeyman Terrance Smith of Oklahoma. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds in the cruiserweight division. The show’s promoter Ed Holmes’ All Star Boxing Promotions announced a special guest to appear in none other than WBA/IBO and WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (31-0, 28 KOs). “I got confirmation today that GGG will be in attendance. So we’re really excited about that. We have a total of 10 fights scheduled. Tickets are just $50 for general admission and can be purchased at the venue door. I encourage those who can attend to come out,” stated Holmes.



January 21st, 2015

UFC

Gustafsson’s Resilience Breeds Focus in Life, Success Inside the Octagon

During the month of January, Stockholm, Sweden averages only two hours of daylight and daytime temperatures can fall to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s a challenging environment, but one that has helped to cultivate the UFC’s number No.1 ranked light heavyweight, Alexander Gustafsson . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM is LIVE on FOX Saturday, January 24 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Panama City

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Alexander Durán 133.75 vs Josué González 133 .25
Eric Walters 134.50 vs Julio Camaño 134.25
Ricardo Núñez 134 vs Barney Argüelles 134.50
Eric Castro 133.50 vs Addir Sánchez 137

Marcos Martínez 146 vs Juan Delgado 143.75
David Wilkins 147 vs Omir Rodríguez 144.25
Jeffrey Rosales 143.25 va Isaías Valencia 145
Jhon Rentería 143.75 vs César Rivas 143.75

José Sulaiman Tournament
Venue: Islas de Atlapa in Panamá City
Promoter: Promociones del Istmo
TV: TV Max



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Talks begin for a showdown between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

More on Floyd Mayweather’s trip Down Under

Carl Froch rules out fight with Bernard Hopkins

Arkansas coverage of Jermain Taylor’s arrest



January 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Perez wins war against Acosta; Hunter tops Alvarado

In a war, jr welterweight Michael “The Artist” Perez (21-1, 10 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (29-7-2, 23 KOs) on Tuesday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Acosta got off to a good start, but Perez turned the tide midway. Perez dropped Acosta in round seven and round ten, then survived a late surge by Acosta to win by scores of 97-94, 96-93, 96-93.

In the main event, hometown featherweight Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (19-3, 9 KOs) outpointed WBC International silver super featherweight beltholder Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (21-3, 15 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

Unbeaten lightweight Lamont Roach Jr. (6-0, 3 KOs) kept his perfect record intact over Baltimore’s Herbert Quartey (8-11, 7 KOs). Roach dropped Quartey in round one, round three and twice in round four. Time was 2:34.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Jermain Taylor’s bond revoked, has 24 hours to turn himself in, posts bizarre Facebook video

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IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor spoke about the incident at Monday’s Martin Luther King Parade in Little Rock, Arkansas. In a video posted on Facebook that has since been removed, Taylor sitting a bathtub stated:

“Arkansas, I got 24 hours to turn myself in they say. Well let me get a little shit off my chest. I know y’all disappointed in me. I’m sorry if I let anybody down or hurt anybody. I make mistakes too.

“The Martin Luther King Parade. Little kids didn’t even have no candy. Tell them to get it together, had my little girl out there, nobody had no candy. I think y’all can do better with the parade. So if you’re disappointed in me, I’m disappointed in you too, because that’s Martin Luther King. So get that together too if you’re disappointed in me. What else? That’s about it. But please do better next year with the Martin Luther King Parade, even if I don’t be there to watch it, God forbid, but I haven’t missed one yet. Thank God.

“To my fans, I love you, sorry, if I gotta go to jail I’m gonna sit my ass in there. But I’m not gonna say I got no problem with no drugs to get out of jail. No I’m not gonna do that. I’m not gonna say I’m a drug addict. I worked too hard for my life to put that in it. So you can kiss my ass.

“Alright, I love you Arkansas. Champ baby. Fuck them. That boy had no business fucking with us. That’s OK you ugly bastard, scratch that part.”



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Rios, Alvarado both ready to win epic trilogy

By Karl Freitag

Former world champions “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios hosted an international media conference call on Tuesday to discuss the impending conclusion of their epic trilogy, which will take place on Saturday. Alvarado-Rios I and II were candidates for Fight of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Joining the fighters on the call was Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

Brandon Rios: “We’re cool outside the ring but once we get into the ring we want to kill each other…we both have a lot on the line right now. This fight is pretty much judging our careers. I’m so focused and ready for this fight that it’s unbelievable. I had a tremendous training camp and I know what’s gonna happen. And I know what could happen if we lose and what could happen if we win. My mind is set on the prize and look for the glory. I’m still young in the sport and still have a lot to give to it.”

Mike Alvarado: “There has to be a winner to this. It’s a trilogy. We have to figure out who wins this. I’m just gonna get in there and do what I do…I know I need this win. We’re going to go in there and we’re going to fight our hearts out. That’s just the kind of fighters we are.”

Bob Arum: “The previous two fights were classics. This one will probably top them all.”



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Jennings: Now it’s time to bring the belts home

Roc Nation Sports has confirmed an agreement for newly signed boxer Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) to face heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) on April 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Bryant Jennings: “This is the moment I have been waiting for. Now it’s time to bring the belts home.”

Gary Shaw, Roc Nation Sports boxing executive: “Roc Nation Sports is proud to present Jennings with the opportunity to win the heavyweight unified title of the world.”



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Lacy-Barrera rescheduled for January

Former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (27-5, 18 KOs) an unbeaten Sullivan Barrera (14-0, 9 KOs) and will face off in an eight round light heavyweight clash on the undercard of the Dargan-Luis card on January 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. Lacy and Barrera were originally slated to fight last June, but Lacy pulled out the week of the fight.

Jeff Lacy: “I’m looking forward to this fight with Barrera. I am sure that by him wanting this fight with me he is too, and that is what hungers me more!”

Sullivan Barrera: “I’ve been in camp since the week after my last fight in November. Camp was excellent. I had the chance to work on a lot of different things. I want to thank my team members, including the one and only GGG [Gennady Golovkin], who’s taught me a lot.”

Main Events CEO Kathy Duva: “After 14 fights, it’s time for Sullivan to start stepping up. Jeff Lacy was with Main Events early in his career. He’s a former world champion and a tough competitor. This is the right fight for Sullivan at this point in his career and an opportunity for Jeff to jump-start his own. We’re looking forward to a big year for Sullivan Barrera and it starts on January 30!”



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

5 WBC title fights in China on February 22

By Gabriel F Cordero

Five World Boxing Council regional titles will be on the line February 22 in Kunming, China, the city that will host the WBC’s 53rd annual Convention in 2015. The event will be presented by Chinese promotional firm Zovi Boxing with super bantamweight Qiu Xiao Jun (14-2, 6 KOs) facing Sylvester Lopez for the WBC 122lb silver title in the main event.

The biggest name on the card is former WBC champion minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (24-6-1, 14 KOs), who faces Hiroya Yamamoto for the vacant WBC International 105lb belt. Zhong was the first ever professional boxing champion from China. (more…)



January 20th, 2015

Twitter Watch

Pacquiao: I can easily beat Floyd Mayweather

Pacman on a roll today. Let’s see if Floyd responds.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Salita, Junior Wright to honor NY Police

Promoter Dmitriy Salita and his headliner Junior Wright on Thursday’s pro boxing card at Webster Hall in Manhattan are teaming up to honor the memories of the two NYPD officers slain last month in a tragic incident. N.Y.P.D. officers who attend Thursday night will receive a half-price ticket. “We will also have a ceremonial 10 count for the fallen heroes before the main event,” said Salita.

“I heard about the two New York City police officers that were ambushed in December and all the trouble that’s been going on,” said unbeaten cruiserweight Wright (12-0, 10 KOs). “I grew up in Chicago and all that comes with it. All my dealings with the police have been above board. They’ve helped me a lot with my career.” (more…)



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA orders Lebedev-Kalenga clash

By Gabriel F Cordero

The World Boxing Association has ordered the camps of regular cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) and interim champion Youri Kalenga (21-1, 14 KOs) to commence negotiations for a 30 day period. If no agreement is reached by February 20, the WBA will call a purse bid.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Taylor pleads not guilty, out on bail

IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has been released on $50,000 bail after pleading “not guilty” to five counts of aggravated assault, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana.

Taylor is accused of pulling a gun on a family of five after one of their three small children dropped Taylor’s belt while posing for a photo. A man claims Taylor “put the gun upside my head. He shot the gun upside my head.” At the time the man says he was holding a one-year-old child.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

After 7 years, Klitschko ready to fight again in the US

It was officially announced by Klitschko Management Group Tuesday that IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 54 KOs) will defend his titles on April 25th against unbeaten Philly fighter Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City. Seven years after his first unification fight at MSG, Klitschko will finally fight on US soil again. Klitschko has been world champion since 2006 and is now second to the legendary Joe Louis, the longest reigning world champion in heavyweight history.

Wladimir Klitschko: “I do have great respect for Bryant Jennings and his achievements. He has good movement in the ring and good technique. I know this will be a tough challenge. I am extremely happy to fight in New York again. I had my first unification fight here and a lot of great heavyweight matches have taken place at Madison Square Garden. It will definitely be a great fight night and I will do everything for it from my side.”

Bernd Bönte, CEO of the Klitschko Management Group (KMG): “For the fourth time Wladimir will be boxing in the world’s most famous arena. It’s always something special to promote at Madison Square Garden, where legends such as Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield stood inside the ring. We are looking forward to another exciting fight and a great event.” (more…)



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury-Hammer Press Conference – Warren says he’d pay Hammer step aside money if Deontay Wilder agreed terms to fight Fury next

By James Slater

Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Christian Hammer came face to face today at a press conference in London to further promote their February 28th fight dubbed “Risky Business.” Both guys engaged in the traditional stare-down pose and both men looked to be in good physical shape; though both fighters were sensibly wrapped up well to shield them from the cold.

Inside the venue, before the photos were taken, both Fury, unbeaten at 23-0(17) and the European champion and Hammer, 17-3(10) sounded ultra-confident.

“A lot of people think I’m crazy to fight Tyson Fury because they think it’s too early for me,” Romanian-born Hammer stated. “But I’m ready to win. Tyson has picked the wrong opponent. I’m coming here to win. I’ll be the one who gets the world title fight with either Klitschko or Wilder.”

Fury then had some things to say:

“This is a risky fight for me. I’m not even thinking about Klitschko or Wilder,” Fury said. “[But] If I get through Christian Hammer, I’ll gladly fight Wilder before Wladimir Klitschko.” (more…)



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Price back on Feb 21 in Berlin

Heavyweight David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) is back in action on the Abraham-Smith II undercard at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany on February 21. “It’s great to be fighting on the undercard of such a big show,” said Price. “I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and reminding everyone what I’m all about. 2015 is going to be a big year for me. It’s important I get off to a good start on February 21.” An opponent for Price will be announced shortly.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Yengoyan – Zaveck a possibility

Several sources in Belgium mention that Sasha Yengoyan (31-1-1/21) will not be able to appear on the big April 3 show in Ghent, Belgium as he is due to defend his WBF superwelterweight title against Dejan Zavec, better known as Jan “Mr Sympaticus” Zaveck (34-3-0/19).
Fight date would be mid-April in either Germany or Slovenia. Anyway too close for Yengoyan to appear in his adopted hometown of Ghent.
Zaveck is the current WBO European champion. A title he won against modest Ferenc Hafner. Big puncher Sasha Yengoyan, who won the title against defending champion Anderson Clayton, will be a huge step up in opposition. At 38 it might be the last chance for Zaveck to compete at this level.



January 20th, 2015




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