Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
var ord = window.ord || Math.floor(Math.random() * 1e16); document.write('
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Results Fightnews Team
Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Photos: SKIP Entertainment Premier Boxing Champions on CBS fighters were joined by media and fans Thursday at a workout at the PAL Gym ...

>> continued

LA Fight Club Weights

LA Fight Club Weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6 Everton Lopes 136 vs. Omar Tineda 136 "Chimpa" Gonzalez 131 vs. Luis ...

>> continued

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

>> continued

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) from ...

>> continued

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano / Showtime Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida is two ...

>> continued

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

1
LA Fight Club Weights

LA Fight Club Weights

2
Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a

3
WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel

4
Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going

5


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

UFC

Tim Boetsch: Changing the Definition of a Must-Win Fight

Tim Boetsch can breathe a little easier these days. Following a decisive second-round finish of Brad Tavares last August that broke up a 1-3 string, “The Barbarian” doesn’t have to answer the age-old question presented to guys who are 1-3 in their previous four fights . . . click here for more

. . . .

COMING UP NEXT: UFC 183 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 29th, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Stage set for Irish hero Carl Frampton

Kell Brook talks about the machete attack.

More on the Pacquiao-Mayweather get-together.

Rocky Juarez calls it a career.

Dmitriy Salita’s Brooklyn Brawl series gets a nice writeup in the Wall Street Journal



January 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

By Karl Freitag

Catch weight #1: Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson will be at a 143lb catch weight. That’s two straight non-title fights for Garcia, who holds the WBC and WBA 140lb belts. Peterson is the IBF 140lb champion. Rather than unify, this scenario preserves the world titles of both champions.

Catch weight #2: Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland will fight at a catch weight of 155 lbs in May. That’s four straight catch weight fights for Canelo. Previously the catch weight for Canelo-Lara was 155, Canelo-Angulo was 155, and Canelo-Mayweather was 152.

Golden Boy Promotions is planning a March 6 Fox Sports 1 card at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Originally built in 1926, the building was restored in 2011. Appearing on the telecast is hot Irish super middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (3-0, 3 KOs). The headliners are still TBA.

IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is a whopping 16:1 favorite over Bryant Jennings in early odds for their April 25 fight at Madison Square Garden. Jennings is relinquishing a mandatory fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to take this shot against Klitschko.

2008 and 2012 Brazilian Olympian and 2011 amateur world champion Everton Lopes will be making his professional debut on February 27 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The highly regarded Lopes is managed by Sheer Management and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Super bantamweight prospect Isaac “Dynamite” Zarate (9-1-1, 1 KO) has been signed to a 5-year contract by Thompson Boxing Promotions. He is trained and managed by Eddie Gonzalez

51-year-old former world champion Virgil Hill (50-7, 23 KOs) is penciled in to fight Roger Cantrell (15-3, 8 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout on February 28 at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Hill’s last fight was in 2007.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing Weights from NYC

Luis Rosa 123¾ vs. Noel Echevarria 122¾
Rafael Vazquez 122 vs. Joseph Rios 120.5
Travis Peterkin 180½ vs. Julio Garcia 182
Shawn Cameron 154 vs. Daniel Calzada 153¾
Christopher Galeano 155¾ vs. Alexander Mancera 156
Wesley Ferrer 134¼ vs. Hilario Medina 134½
Steed Woodall 161 vs. Jas Phipps 160½
Ivan Golub 156½ vs. Rashawn McCain 155½
Lennox Allen 173 vs. Kojo Issah 173
Ivan Baranchyk 138½ vs. Ian James 138½

Venue: DiBella Entertainment
Promoter: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather visits Pacquiao’s hotel room

After their chance meeting at an NBA game in Miami, the LA Times is reporting that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao hooked up later that night in Pacquiao’s hotel suite. Pacquiao advisor Michael Koncz told the newspaper “Everyone left on good terms. Floyd’s very personable, very cordial.” Koncz chalked up the encounter with Floyd to divine intervention, telling the Times “Like Manny said, ‘It’s God’s will.’ God put us together.” Manny and Floyd were reportedly together for over an hour.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux-Santa Cruz negotiations are underway

WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) is encouraged by reports that World Boxing Council (WBC) title-holder Leo Santa Cruz’ promoter, Oscar de la Hoya, believes a Rigondeaux-Santa Cruz unification fight has to happen. The 34-year-old Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been restricted to Asia for his last two fights, subsequently in low-profile matches, due to the lack of desire by any world-class super bantamweight to challenge the Cuban star. Rigondeaux stopped WBO #6 rated challenger Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19 KOs) after 11 rounds in Osaka, Japan this past New Year’s Eve. Last July, “Rigo” knocked out Sod Kokietgym (62-2-1) in the opening round of their fight in Macao, China.

“It’s good to know that Santa Cruz’ promoter has stated that our unification fight has to happen,” an ecstatic Rigondeaux said. “I want to add his (WBC) green belt to my WBA and WBO championship collection. I’ve wanted this fight for some time. Let’s hope this is not just idle talk. Let’s do it!” (more…)



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Hammer open training in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

On February 28 at the O2 Arena in London, heavyweight Christian Hammer (17-2, 10 KOs) will test skills of Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO mandatory challenger Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KO). Hammer, who is right now in Poland to cheer for his friend Nuri Seferi in Saturday night’s WBO eliminator against Krzysztof Głowacki, did not waste any time and worked out in front of TV cameras.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman, Guerrero, Broner and Molina talk about their March 7 fights on prime time NBC

By Karl Freitag

Premier Boxing Champions fighters WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman, former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and super lightweight contender John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr., hosted an international media conference call to discuss their Saturday, March 7 bouts taking place live on NBC (8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Keith Thurman: Robert’s never been stopped and when I hear a fighter’s never been stopped, I hear that as a challenge…we’re looking for a fight that lasts less than twelve rounds, but we’ll be prepared no matter what the outcome…I’m going to do a little wrestling in my training camp…he’s not going to be able to surprise me by roughhousing me on the inside.

Unlike Mayweather, I like diversity. I want to fight the boxers, I want to fight the punchers, I want to fight the world, baby!

After March 7, they can no longer say ‘Who has Keith “One Time” Thurman ever fought?’

This is a measuring stick to outperform Mayweather in his hometown.

Robert Guerrero: I think this is going to be even bigger (than Guerrero’s fight with Floyd Mayweather) with the viewing audience that comes with NBC. I’m very excited about it and focused and ready to go.

Keith hasn’t fought nobody like me.

Mayweather is fast. On his feet and with his hands. That guy (Thurman’s last opponent Leonard Bundu) was no comparison at all. If you’re comparing stuff like that (being an Olympian and being undefeated), it’s laughable.

Adrien Broner: I’m just ready to put on a show. I know John Molina’s gonna come swinging for the fences. This could be a big turnaround for his career. If he beats Adrien Broner who knows where his career can go? John Molina’s not the enemy though. I like him. He’s kind of cool. He can hang with me one day.

I know he’s rough, and tough and as cool as Cheeto Puffs, but I’m the man, man. I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again. I’m the “Can Man.” Anybody can get it and John Molina’s the one that’s gonna have to take this beating on March 7.

I definitely will be world champion at 140lbs one day. I feel like with my skills, if I come in and do what I gotta do, it’s a great chance that I do stop John Molina.

John Molina: I feel like I’ll be the stronger man in the ring…I’m 100% confident that I’ll be able to implement my will and do what I have to do to come victorious that night.

To me I can care less what Adrien Broner brings to the table. I don’t worry about what he’s doing in his camp. I have things that I have to work on in my camp in order to become victorious that night…on March 7 we’ll find out who really is the truth.



January 28th, 2015

UFC

Miesha Tate: A Cupcake in Nickname Only

When it comes to nicknames, Miesha Tate has one of the more interesting ones in the world of women’s MMA, but while some of her reason for choosing the moniker “Cupcake” has to do with her love for baking, just as much comes from another love: proving people wrong . . . click here for more

. . . .

COMING UP NEXT: UFC 183 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing returns tomorrow

The first blizzard of 2015 is over and New Yorkers can now warm up with a night of heated boxing action at the famed BB King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square on Thursday for the latest installment of DiBella Entertainment’s longstanding Broadway Boxing series. Headlining the 10-bout card will be unbeaten super bantamweight contender Luis Rosa Jr. (17-0, 7 KOs). The world-rated Rosa will be returning to Broadway Boxing for the first time since December 2013, when he faces rugged Noel Echevarria (11-4, 6 KOs) in an eight-round clash. (more…)



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Persoon – Boss lands in Bern, Switzerland

The purse bid for the mandatory defence of Belgian Delfine Persoon against Swiss official challenger Nicole Boss for the WBC lightweight title took yesterday place at the EBU offices in Rome.
The Swiss team outbided the Belgians and the title fight will end up in Bern, Switzerland probably on April 25 or 26. No exact figures are known but it is rumoured to be a nice offer by the winning team.
This is a huge setback for Delfine Persoon who had scheduled this fight or a voluntary defence in her hometown of Zwevezele on April 6th. With the 2 dates too close to each other they had to cancel that fight. What with the remaining of the show will happen will be decided in the coming days. It is at the moment not sure if they will maintain the date and the same program. Hedi Slimani was due to fight for the vacant WBC Francophone lightweight title against Yoann Portailler and a very interesting Belgian cruiserweight titlefight between Yves Ngabu and the extremely talented Ryad Merhy.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury prepare for big fights in February

By Peter Fury

Ask any professional boxer to name the toughest part of their profession and they’ll tell you training camp stands out above everything else. It’s often tougher than a gruelling 12-rounder and it’s often tougher than taking a beating on fight night. Training camp can last for months and it only ever gets harder. In camp right now we’ve got Tyson Fury, Hughie Fury and young Dempsey Fury, who is having his first fight with us (also on February 28). Training is intense at the moment and we’re looking forward to starting sparring next Monday. That’s when full sparring will begin for three weeks.

Everything is going well and they’re all in good spirits and looking fit and healthy. All three kids can’t wait to get into the ring and get away from training camp. This is the hard part right here. Training camp is so intense, so difficult and so mundane, they can’t wait to get into that ring and take it out on the opponents. Still, we rotate things to keep it fresh. For example, last Monday we ran up a steep hill in long grass and snow, and this Monday we ran up a steep hill on tarmac. (more…)



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella has passed away

259f7370-5442-433c-afc2-b274859f9bf1
New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella passed away after a long illness this past Monday at the age of 75. During his long career in boxing, Mazzarella was a former New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) Deputy Commissioner and inspector – honorary NYSAC Deputy Commissioner the past few years – Ring 8 treasurer, New York State Sports Commission member, amateur (including Golden Mittens and Mayor’s Week of Boxing) and professional promoter (co-promoter of Ring Promotions) and the major influence in the founding of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF).

“Tony was a loyal, dedicated Ring 8 member for more than 30 years,” his close friend and Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said.” Without his restaurant, the Waterfront Crabhouse (in Long Island City), serving as the home of Ring 8, I don’t think there would be a Ring 8 today if not for Tony’s generosity and perseverance. He kept Ring 8 alive and due to his diligence, Ring 8 has always maintained its integrity. It was his idea to found the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. (more…)



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC calls on Mayweather and Pacquiao to make the fight the world wants to see

By Gabriel F. Cordero

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman hasn’t lost hope for the mega-fight between boxing stars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to take place May 2 in Las Vegas or at least some time this year and says it’s important for boxing that the fight be made.

Coincidentally, Mayweather and Pacquiao met face-to-face for the first time ever on Tuesday night at a Miami Heat basketball game.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Christina Hammer opponent named

Unbeaten WBO female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (17-0, 8 KOs) faces Kali Reis (7-3-1, 3 KOs) on March 7 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Hammer is returning from a controversial world 154lb title fight against Anne Sophie Mathis last July that first appeared to be a KO win for Mathis, but was ruled a DQ win for Hammer by referee Manfred Küchler. The result was later changed to a no-contest.

The SES 100th anniversary card will also include two other regional title fights with light heavyweight Dominic Boesel and cruiserweight Dennis Ronert against TBAs.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Patrick Teixeira new kid in the 154 pound block

By Hesiquio Balderas

Patrick Teixeira is not your typical fighter, he’s not your typical boxer either. His style is a rare combination that makes him exciting for the fans, he fights tall and relies on his tremendous punching power, specially with his right hook. This southpaw one punch knockout artist from Brazil is a high profile contender and a rising star who currently holds the WBO Latino super welterweight belt and has a perfect professional record of 24 victories with 20 knockouts.

Teixeira has been making a name for himself like the old fighters used to do, and that’s fighting everywhere. While polishing his craft he’s been in Mexico, Brazil, Miami, California and he has been creating a buzz a long the way with each victory due to his aggressive style.

“It has always been my dream to be a boxer, I always wanted to go to America and fight there, thank god I’ve done that. I also wanted to fight in Mexico because that’s the style of fighting that I have, I like to go for the knockout, fight inside and I want to be known as an exciting fighter,” Patrick told Fightnews.com. (more…)



January 28th, 2015

UFC

Nick Diaz Knows What You Think About Him – He Also Knows You Cannot Turn Away

Nick Diaz just doesn’t care what you think about him.

Sure, if you like his relentless attacking style in the UFC Octagon and his angry defiance outside of the cage, he’s cool with that. And if you’re among the legion of mixed-martial arts fans who believe he needs a serious attitude adjustment? Well, that’s your problem, not his . . . click here for more

. . . .

COMING UP NEXT: UFC 183 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Mayweather meet at NBA game

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather met for the first time on Tuesday night at an NBA basketball game in Miami. Both fighters were sitting courtside across from each other and had a brief conversation at halftime.



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Both Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao wait for word from Floyd Mayweather. More

Carl Frampton vs. Chris Avalos gets ITV coverage. More

Eye injury forces early retirement for Matt Goddard. More

Australian coverage on the business of being Floyd Mayweather. More



January 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Terence “Bud” Crawford mulls over options at 140

By Bill Green
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Omaha, Nebraska’s world lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) is planning his next move…. only this time it will be in a new division, the jr welterweight division. Regarding the recent decision to move up weight Crawford confidently stated ” I have basically competed at this weight my entire career, even in the amateurs (132). It is time for a change and I’m really excited to see what challenges are at 140. There is some great talent at 140.”

Crawford is right on point by admitting that the talent at 140lbs is strong. Fight fans are just oozing to see how Crawford would fare against the likes of Danny “Swift” Garcia 29-0 (17), Adrian “The Problem” Broner 29-1 (22), or Ruslan Provodnikov 24-3 (17).

However, those are mega fights and for now lead trainer and Co-manager, Brian “Bomac” Mcintyre, stated “We are looking at March 28th in Vegas. Several names are being considered including Lucas Matthysse, Chris Algieri, and Mauricio Herrera. It really doesn’t matter to us, Bud will be ready. He is always ready to go, he is a pure athlete. I truly believe that the best is yet to come.” (more…)



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Mora-Han is officially announced

On Friday, Feb. 6, DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Promotions will present an exciting edition of ESPN “Friday Night Fights” when former junior middleweight champion and “The Contender: Season One” winner Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (27-3-2, 9KO’s) takes on Abraham “Abie” Han (23-1, 14 KO’s) in a 12-round middleweight contest with the vacant USBA title belt at stake. This event is set to take place at MGM Resorts International’s beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Miss. It will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

“This will be a highly competitive fight between two world-ranked middleweights in Mora and Han, on Feb. 6. Both are coming off big victories on HBO Latino in 2014,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “The winner will establish himself as a future championship contender.”

“Abie jumped right at this opportunity when it was offered,” said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions. “It’s a big fight for Abie coming off his win over Marcos Reyes in October and he’ll be well prepared.” (more…)



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Sampson, WBC announce big money 154lb tourney

Today, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing in conjunction with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced “The Jose Sulaiman Cup: WBC Super Welterweight Tournament.” A big money, eight-man, single-elimination tournament featuring super welterweight contenders from eight different countries and three continents, “The Jose Sulaiman Cup” is being held to honor the late WBC President, Jose Sulaiman.

The tournament will begin with two brackets of four fighters each. In bracket one will be WBC #8 John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) of the US Virgin Islands facing WBC #13 Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs) of The Philippines, and Cuba’s Yudel Jhonson (16-1, 9 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs).

In the second bracket, WBC #5 Sergey Rabchenko (25-1, 18 KOs) will fight Argentina’s WBC #10 Luciano Cuello (35-3, 17 KOs), and the USA’s Domonique Dolton (15-0, 8 KOs) will face Poland’s Lukasz Maciec (22-2-1, 5 KOs).

The winners of these fights will then face each other in a semi-final and then those two winners will fight, for the right to have their name engraved on the inaugural Jose Sulaiman Cup.

Opening-round tournament participants will receive $50,000 each for their participation. Making it to round two will earn each fighter $100,000 and a trip to the finals will bring a purse of $200,000 to both participants. Making the finals will earn both fighters $350,000 in one year. (more…)



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

NFL’s Gates Returns To Promote Detroit Show

Photo: Bob Ryder

Photo: Bob Ryder


By Bob Ryder

San Diego Chargers star and Detroit native, Antonio Gates is back promoting his second show in the Motor City as the Masonic Temple will be the scene for a night of pro boxing on Friday, February 6. Matchmaker Carlos Llinas has lined up Detroit’s Ronnie Austion versus Donald Ward in the main event in what could prove to be the toughest test of undefeated Austion’s pro career. Ward was last seen here getting overwhelmed by Tony Harrison but Austion is neither as big or as experienced as Harrison, making this a potential closer match up. AG Promotions are high on young Austion, going as far as to tout him as “the next Floyd Mayweather”. 20 year old Ronnie does have some skills and has garnered the support of fellow boxers such as Adrien Broner (Broner was ringside for Austion’s last fight) but has a bit more to prove before being crowned as the heir to Mayweather. Decisively beating Ward would be at least a small right step in that direction. The main event is scheduled for six rounds. (more…)



January 27th, 2015

UFC

Anderson Silva Ready to Restart Career, Reinforce Legacy

At the moment of impact – that horrific instant when bone met bone in a gruesome collision – everything suddenly stopped. A fight. A career. Perhaps even the future . . . click here for more

. . . .

COMING UP NEXT: UFC 183 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Fajardo rematch on UniMas

UniMas will televise this Saturday night’s big rematch between former IBF and WBO minimumweight champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (16-2-1, 11 KOs) and Jomar Fajardo (14-5-2, 7 KOs). The fight is taking place at the Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. The bout will take place at jr. flyweight.

Rodriguez and Fajardo battled to a ten round draw two months ago in Cebu City, Philippines.

“On that occasion I wasn’t very well prepared, but nevertheless I feel that I won the fight,” Rodriguez said. “What I can say to the fans is that I am not going to disappoint them, nor I am going to disappoint myself, and I will win…I feel very good, I had a very good high-altitude camp and you’ll see a totally different fight. My strategy against Fajardo will be to attack him with hooks to the body.”

Rodriguez vacated the WBO and IBF crowns to move up in weight. Once he settles the score with Fajardo, “Chihuas” wants to fight for the WBO 108lb title.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO cruiser eliminator: Głowacki-Seferi face off in Warsaw

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Undefeated, #1 WBO ranked cruiserweight Krzysztof “Head” Głowacki (23-0, 15 KO and Nuri “Albanian Tyson” Seferi (35-6, 22 KO) met today for the first time at press conference in Warsaw before Saturday WBO title eliminator in Toruń, Poland. Głowacki-Seferi is a second “semifinal” WBO cruiser eliminator. If everything will go according to the plan, the winner of Saturday’s fight in Poland will met Tony Bellew, who couple of weeks ago in Liverpool defeated his countryman Nathan Cleverly in the first part of WBO cruiserweight semifinal eliminator.

“I know what Seferi can do, but let’s not make him bigger than he is. He already lost two of the most important fights in his career – to Herbie Hyde and Marco Huck. I know also that he’s possibly the best fighter I ever faced. I don’t underestimate him and I will not make any predictions. It’s not my style. And I don’t even want to talk about a possible Marco Huck title fight – first Seferi, then possibly fight in England,” said Głowacki.

Seferi, who prepared for Głowacki working with Juan Carlos Gomez (Głowacki is a southpaw), is quietly confident. “I respect Głowacki and I also understand how hard is to win on the judges cards fighting in his backyard. This is why I hope for a knockout,” – said the “Albanian Tyson,” who after a 2008 loss to Hide won 15 consecutive fights.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Taylor to undergo mental evaluation

A Little Rock, Arkansas judge has OK’d a request to move IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor from jail to an undisclosed “lockdown hospital” for a likely “full mental and health evaluation,” according to Arkansasonline.com.

Taylor’s legal team also asked that the champ then be moved to a treatment center rather than back to jail, which the court will consider at a future hearing. The judge indicated such a move would probably require electronic monitoring and drug testing. It’s not known if Taylor would be allowed to defend his world title under this scenario.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen: 1.3 million see Rios-Alvarado 3

Per Nielsen Media Research, HBO’s third fight in the trilogy between welterweights Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado averaged 1,252,000 viewers, peaking at 1,316,000 viewers. This was the largest viewership among their three fights – all shown live on HBO. The TV opener between Gilberto Ramirez and Maxim Vlasov averaged 820,000 viewers, and peaked at 946,000 viewers.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Frankie Gavin inked by Matchroom Boxing

Welterweight Frankie Gavin has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing and will headline a show at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on May 9. In addition, Gavin will fight under Hearn for the first time on the undercard of Kell Brook’s IBF Welterweight World title defense against Jo Jo Dan at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on March 28 before heading home in May in front of a huge crowd with a brilliant line-up in support. World rated middleweight Matthew Macklin boxes in Birmingham for the first time in almost five years as he looks to bounce back from defeat to Jorge Sebastian Heiland, unbeaten super flyweight sensation Kal Yafai will be in title action on the card and his brother Gamal will continue his rise in the pro ranks. It’s the first major show in the second city for Matchroom Sport for 13 years since Nigel Benn and Prince Naseem Hamed featured on a bill in May 1992, and Hearn is delighted to be bringing big-time boxing back to Birmingham.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Frampton-Avalos will be screened live on ITV

By James Slater

In what is great news for UK fight fans, the upcoming Carl Frampton-Chris Avalos super bantamweight title fight, set for Belfast on February 28th, will be shown live and exclusively on terrestrial TV channel ITV. This will mark the first time since Carl Froch and Jean Pascal engaged in an absolute thriller back in 2008 that ITV has shown live world championship boxing from the UK. Irish hero Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) will be making the first defense of the IBF title he won from Kiko Martinez in a war back in September of last year. Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) and the IBF mandatory challenger, will be having his first crack at a world title, as well as his first fight inside what is likely to be a very hostile Odyssey Arena. The undercard that night will go out on ITV sister channel ITV 4, before the main event action switches to the major channel.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

USA TV Preview for February

By Karl Freitag

HBO has the biggest telecast in the month of February, an afternoon clash with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s title defense against Martin Murray on February 21.

So far, Showtime has officially announced ZILCH for their boxing subscribers in February. There is an expected ShoBox card on February 20, but Showtime Championship Boxing might be on hiatus for a while. Possibly even until an April Adonis Stevenson fight. Let’s hope not.

On Fox Sports 1, IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero defends his belt against Alberto Guevara on February 27.

ESPN2 delivers with four Friday Night Fights telecasts during February. February 6 was to be a world title fight between IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor and Sergio Mora, however Mora will now face Abie Han after Taylor’s much publicized problems. The opening rounds of the Boxcino tournament will take place on February 13 and 20. The February 27 show is topped by jr lightweight Cletus Seldin against Johnny Garcia.

UniMas has a February 7 telecast featuring unbeaten lightweight prospects Ivan Najera and Saul Rodriguez in separate bouts, then on February 28 hot prospect Felix Verdejo begins his 2015 campaign against Marco Antonio “El Kua Kua” Lopez.

Azteca America, beIN Sports and ESPN3 often air live boxing with little advance notice. NBC, Spike TV and Telemundo won’t get going until March.



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Itskowitch outlines Roc Nation Sports plans for 2015

By Arvin Nundloll

While no one can doubt the impact that Roc Nation Sports made on the boxing landscape with winning the purse bid to promote the mandatory defense of then-WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin against Matt Korobov (August 2014), many have wondered what’s next for the disruptive promotional outfit from JAY Z. Fresh off the January 9th Roc Nation Sports show at Madison Square Gardens, COO David Itskowitch took time out to discuss what the future holds for Roc Nation Sports and how they’ll continue with the momentum gathered thus far.

Roc Nation Sports had a great premier event. Tell me how it went and what we can expect going forward?

We felt everything went very well. We had a great crowd at The Garden, we had good fights, great press and good reviews and feedback from fans. FOX Sports was very pleased with the quality of the broadcast and production. Overall it was a success. (more…)



January 27th, 2015

UFC

Barnatt Metts Hester in Virginia This April

Former Ultimate Fighter competitor and current middleweight prospect Luke Barnatt will return to the Octagon on Saturday, April 4, as he faces TUF 17 castmate Clint Hester in a UFC Fight Night bout at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia . . . click here for more

. . . .

COMING UP NEXT: UFC 183 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

“Jose Sulaiman” Race of Champions Pics

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The second annual “Jose Sulaiman” Race of Champions took place this past Saturday on the famous Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. The event was organized by the World Boxing Council. Close to 7000 runners competed over distances of 6 and 12 kilometres. Special guests in attendance included world champions Julio Cesar Chavez, Jhonny Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras, Ibeth Roca Zamora, Jessica Gonzalez, Humberto Gonzalez, Ana Maria Torres, Edgar Sosa, Cristian Mijares, and many others including Miguel Herrera, manager of the Mexican national soccer team.

“It’s a way of sharing between the world of boxing and sports in general,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. “That was the thinking of my father, Jose Sulaiman.” This year, proceeds will be donated to the Angels with Autism Foundation.

photos



January 27th, 2015

Boxing News

More on Mayweather/Australia situation

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

According to Sydney publicist Max Markson, complications over the visit of WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather have to do with Mayweather’s plans to bring an entourage of 31, including five other boxers. Markson also noted that Mayweather hadn’t yet been granted a visa to enter the country. Mayweather will likely arrive next Monday or Tuesday if he comes at all.



January 27th, 2015




All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.









+1 us on