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Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Former world champions "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Andre "The Beast" Berto, fighters participated in a final press conference on ...

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Fury-Klitschko press conference erupts in Manchester – Fury in fine form!

Fury-Klitschko press conference erupts in Manchester - Fury in fine form!

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Upset: Corrales dethrones WBA 130lb champ Uchiyama by second round demolition

Upset: Corrales dethrones WBA 130lb champ Uchiyama by second round demolition

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Panamanian southpaw Jezreel Corrales (20-1-1NC, 8 KOs), 130, astoundingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Takashi Uchiyama ...

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Kono retains WBA 115lb belt by lopsided decision over Inthanon

Kono retains WBA 115lb belt by lopsided decision over Inthanon

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Busy-punching Japanese warrior Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13 KOs), 115, retained his WBA super-flyweight belt by winning a ...

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Boxing News

Briggs crushes Marrone in two

By Karl Freitag at ringside

WBO #5 and former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) scored a second round KO over Mike Marrone (21-5, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Briggs dropped Marrone at the end of round one and finished him in round two with a body shot. Marrone was counted out at 2:52.

After the fight Briggs grabbed the mic and shouted, “Where’s Klitschko? Let’s go champ! Let’s go champ! Let’s go champ!” WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko did make an appearance earlier, but left the building before Briggs’ fight.



September 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 Prelims: Pearson, Lineker Win Wars

After disappointing losses in July, lightweights Ross Pearson and Paul Felder both wanted quick turnarounds to get back in the win column. In UFC 191 prelim action Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, it was Pearson emerging victorious over Felder via split decision in an entertaining scrap that lived up to the pre-fight hype . . . Click here for more

Also see early prelims coverage: Silva wins, Diesel by DQ

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September 5th, 2015


Boxing News

Briggs-Marrone Undercard Results

By Karl Freitag at ringside

All-heavyweight card from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida:

In the co-feature, Joshua “Too Tuff” Tufte (19-1, 9 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Jamal “Knockout” Woods (7-21-3, 7 KOs). Scores were 77-75 Woods. 77-75, 78-74 Tufte.

Former heavyweight contender Maurice “Sugar Mo” Harris (26-19-3, 11 KOs) and journeyman Grover Young (12-16-2, 8 KOs) boxed to an eight round draw. The much shorter Young rocked Harris during round five in the most exciting moment of an otherwise uneventful fight. Scores were 77-75 Harris, 77-75 Young, 76-76. (more…)



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Braehmer retains WBA “regular” belt

As expected, WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (47-2, 35 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over former training partner and stablemate Konni Konrad (22-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden Germany. Braehmer was in command all the way, scoring a knockdown in round six. Konrad finally called it quits at the beginning of round eight.

WBO #7/IBF #9/WBC #14 cruiserweight contender Mateusz Masternak (36-3, 26 KOs) scored a second round KO over Carlos Ailton Nascimento (12-2, 9 KOs).



September 5th, 2015


Boxing News

Murray, Bellew stop foes

WBC #10 super middleweight Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jose Miguel Torres (31-7, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Torres on the deck like a yoyo in this fight. Down in round one, twice in round two, again in round three, twice in round four, and finally after the seventh knockdown in round five, referee Howard Foster waved it off.

WBO #3/IBF #7/WBC #10 cruiserweight Tony Bellew (25-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage over journeyman Arthurs Kulikauskis (16-27-5, 8 KOs). Bellew battered Kulikauskis until the ref waved it off.

In the main event, WBC #5/IBF #8/WBA #9 featherweight Josh Warrington (22-0, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #9 Joel Brunker (28-2, 16 KOs). Scores were 120-108, 120-108, 120-108.



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

McDonnell, Kameda make weight

Photos: Lucas Noon/Premier Boxing Champions

Jamie McDonnell 117.8 vs. Tomoki Kameda 117.8
(WBA bantamweight title)

Anthony Dirrell 169.6 vs. Marco Antonio Rubio 169.4
Daiki Kameda 120 vs. Victor Ruiz 116.8
Miguel Flores 127 vs. Carlos Padilla 128
Mario Barrios 127 vs. Jose Cen Torres 130
Ryan Karl 144.6 vs. Malcolm Terry 145.2
Ricky Edwards 140 vs. Marco A. Solis 138.6
Alberto Navarro 135 vs. Anibal Resendez 141
Robert Vela 133.5 vs. Cesar Martinez 133.5
Jeremy Longoria 129.8 vs. Jesse Anguiano 129

Venue: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
Promoter: Warriors/Leija*Battah
TV: CBS

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Eddie Chambers fights in AC on Sept 18

Photo: Sikatheart

Photo: Sikatheart


On Friday night, September 18, 2015, professional heavyweight boxer, “Fast” Eddie Chambers (42-4, 22 KOs), returns to the ring against Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (41-31-1, 25 KOs) in an eight round fight at the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the main event, Travis Kauffman will face Epifanio Mendoza. Chambers’ fight card on September 18 is titled, “Rumble at the Claridge,” and is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Chambers discussed the current state of boxing’s heavyweight division. He said, “The heavyweight division is hot as it has been in a while. The Klitschko Era is coming to a close, with Vitali going into politics, and Wlad beginning to talk about retirement. That leaves a number of young, talented heavyweights, and overlooked veterans, such as myself, to fight for the top spots in the heavyweight division. There are going to be some great fights in the next few years as the new breed of heavyweights move into position.” (more…)



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

New WBC Francophone ratings as of Sept 2015

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The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Metepec

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montreal

Ibeth Zamora 108 vs. Esmeralda Moreno 105
(WBC female light flyweight world title)

Rey Vargas 123 vs. Lucien Gonzalez 121
(WBC super bantamweight international title)

Venue: Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial de Metepec, Estado de México
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka, Fonfara underwater challenge

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka and light heavyweight contender Andrzej_Fonfara, both from Poland, had a competition to see who could hold their breath the longest underwater. Neither fighter would give in and both remained underwater for over three minutes!



September 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191: By The Numbers

3: Current ranking of UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on the UFC pound-4-pound list

8: Wins and 0 losses (plus one draw) by “Mighty Mouse” as a UFC flyweight, most wins in UFC flyweight history . . . Click here for more

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight Club LA Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Unbeaten featherweight Diego de la Hoya (12-0, 7 KOs) won the vacant WBC Youth title via ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (32-7-5, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Scores were 100-90 twice and 99-91.

Two-time Brazilian Olympian Everton Lopes (4-0, 1 KOs) was dropped twice, but somehow escaped with a majority decision over previously undefeated Omar Tienda (13-1, 8 KOs) in a super lightweight fight. Lopes was down in round two and again in round five. Scores were 75-74 for Lopes on two cards, and 75-75.

Unbeaten featherweight Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs) impressed again with a second round KO over late sub Luis Lizarraga Jr. (5-6-1, 2 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Lizarraga hard in round two with a left hook and Llzzaraga’s corner entered the ring to stop the fight. Time was 2:09. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

SA boxers shine in East London

From Ron Jackson

Zolani Tete, Xolisani Ndongeni and Nkosinathi Joyi produced world-class performances in winning their fights in East London, South Africa, on Friday night. Tete, a former IBF super-flyweight champion, demolished Mexican Diuhl Olguin in the eighth round of what was scheduled as a ten-round bout at the Orient Theatre. Lightweight Ndongeni knocked out Miguel Angel Escalada in the second round and Joyi beat Sinethemba Magibisela in the fifth round of a light-flyweight bout. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 at the scales

UFC 191, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson and the heavyweight bout between Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

Main Event – UFC flyweight title
John Dodson (125) VS Demetrious Johnson (124.5)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Frank Mir (266) VS Andrei Arlovski (237.5)
Jimi Manuwa (204) VS Anthony Johnson (205)
Corey Anderson (205) VS Jan Blachowicz (205)
Alex Chambers (115) VS Paige VanZant (116)

FOX Sports 1 Prelims
Paul Felder (155.5) VS Ross Pearson (155.5)
John Lineker (135.5) VS Francisco Rivera (136)
Jessica Andrade (134.5) VS Raquel Pennington (136)
Clay Collard (146) VS Tiago Trator (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Ron Stallings (184) VS Joe Riggs (187.5*)
Nazareno Malegarie (156) VS Joaquim “Netto BJJ” Silva (154.5)

*Riggs has one hour to make weight

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Legendary Heavyweights Prepare for Photo

Former Heavyweight Champions gathered for a historic and exclusive group photo, dressed to the nines in tuxedos, positioned along a Fight Night backdrop inside the ballrooms at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.



September 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC’s ‘GO BIG’ goes live!

The UFC will GO BIG, with the announcement of its new seasonal campaign, showcasing a series of can’t-miss fights on its upcoming live event schedule . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Former middleweight champion Darren Barker is to publish his autobiography “A Dazzling Darkness: The Darren Barker Story” which will be available in bookshops and on Amazon from September 16.

Kenny Bayless will be the third man in the ring for Mayweather-Berto. It will be the third straight Mayweather fight that Bayless has worked. Judges are Adalaide Byrd, Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld.

Two cruiserweight belts will be on the line when Roy Jones Jr faces Tony Moran at Aintree Equestrian Centre, in Liverpool on September 12th. The WBF Intercontinental and the MBC International titles are up for grabs.



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury says he’ll quit boxing if he loses to Klitschko

By James Slater

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury says a lot of things, as even casual boxing fans are well aware, and the self-assured fighter has made a verbal promise to retire from boxing if he does not defeat heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko when he challenges him in Dusseldorf, Germany on October 24th.

Speaking with Sky Sports News, Fury said he will defeat Klitschko and rid the division of his “boring” style.

“If I can’t knock him out then I must be useless,” Fury said today. “If I can’t beat a 40-year-old man (Wladimir is actually 39), I need banning from boxing. If I can’t, then I won’t be boxing on because I won’t be able to achieve and get my goals. He’s been a great champion but [he has] not fought anyone of note. That’s where I come into it. I’m a 6ft 9inch man who can move and throw different shapes around the ring. He’s fought big men who can’t move and small men who are small and can’t get to him. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

UFC

Frank Mir: The Old Dog Barks and Bites

Ricky Lundell is a problem solver. Not any kind of problem, but the ones which would keep mere mortals up at night for weeks at a time. He’s a figure out a Rubik’s Cube in two minutes kind of guy, so when he put his thinking cap on to figure out the riddle of Frank Mir, he had quite the task ahead of him . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

SECA, Top Rank launch “League of Fists”

Chinese sports marketing/management company SECA has started a new Chinese professional boxing venture with Top Rank. A new professional boxing league, “League of Fists” officially launched today. “League of Fists is aiming to build a league that consists of high level boxing matches in order to provide Chinese boxers and boxing fans not only a sophisticated league system but also developing their boxing experience, as well as helping Chinese boxers compete on the international stage.” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank.

For the past three years, Arum has been promoting world championship boxing events featuring Chinese boxers Zou Shiming and Ik Yang. He has made a huge contribution to the development of professional boxing in China. These efforts have set a solid foundation in building up professional boxing in mainland China. Both Top Rank and SECA acknowledge that there are many world class boxers in China. However, Chinese professional boxing lacks a systematic, scheduled, professional platform to allow more and more boxers to grow. As a result, the League of Fists was developed. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Photos: Sebastian Heger

Juergen Braehmer 173.9 vs. Konni Konrad 174.2
(WBA “regular” light heavyweight title)
Noel Gevor 197.3 vs. Daniel Sanabria 198.9
Mateusz Masternak 198.5 vs. Carlos Nascimento 195.6
Agron Dzila 195.8 vs. Grigol Abuladze 197.1
Stefan Haertel 168.7 vs. Ivan Jukic 168.9
Leon Bauer 165.8 vs. Darko Knezevic 160.5

Venue: Energie Verbund-Arena, Dresden, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event

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September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

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 in Corpus Christi as they prepare for their Sunday, September 6 showdowns at American Bank Center. The event is headlined by former world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) and features the rematch between bantamweight world champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and exciting brawler Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs).

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September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

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 Lizarraga Jr. 131.4
Ivan Delgado 130.6 vs. Thomas Herrera 130.4
Rafael Gramajo 121.6 vs. Adrian Rodriguez 122
Jonathan Navarro 140.2 vs. Gibran Gutierrez 140

Venue: Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

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September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Bizzarro Promotions returns to Erie, PA on Saturday

Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzaro Promotions returns to Erie, PA with a night of outdoor boxing that is set for Saturday, September 5th at the Presque Isle Downs Casino featuring unbeaten bantamweight Antonio Nieves (12-0-1, 6 KOs) of Cleveland, OH against South Korea’s Tae Woong Jung (3-2-2, 3 KOs) in an eight round contest. Nieves looks to bounce back from his nationally televised draw on BET against the more experienced and highly touted former amateur star Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6 KOs). Standing in his way will be Jung who is making his first appearance on US soil.

It will be a homecoming for Nieves who knocked Hungarian Gabe Molnar (16-7, 10 KOs) in just a minute and fifty seven seconds in the main event of the inaugural Presque Isle Downs Casino and Bizzarro Promotions card back in June.

In the six round co-feature, lightweight knockout artist and Erie resident, Ramiro Hernandez (5-0, 5 KOs) looks to remain perfect as he takes on thirty-one fight veteran DeWayne Wisdom (6-24-1, 3 KOs) of Indianapolis, IN. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 Fantasy Preview

Demetrious Johnson will look to make his seventh successful title defense this weekend at UFC 191 when he faces possibly his toughest challenge to date in John Dodson, who looks to avenge an earlier loss while claiming the 125-pound title . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Holyfield tells “Tyson Bite Fight” Story

Evander Holyfield tells Michael Moorer and Wladimir Klitschko the story about the famous Tyson “Bite” fight.



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Latest Klitschko-Briggs confrontation

Wladimir Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer were chatting it up today at the Lucky Street Gym when Shannon Briggs joined in.



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley vs. Rios on November 7?

That what Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia briefly announced on his Twitter feed. The tweet was pulled after 30 minutes. Terrific fight if it happens.

Robert Garcia Boxing @GarciaBoxing It’s official @Brandon_Rios1 vs @Timbradleyjr in Las Vegas November 7 at the Thomas & Mack center . #RGBA #TeamRios pic.twitter.com/vySOBGajtt 4:44 PM – 3 Sep 2015



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Lamont Peterson returns Oct 17 against Felix Diaz

Former world champion Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) will return to the ring near his Washington D.C. home as he takes on 2008 Olympic Gold medalist from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz Jr. (17-0, 8 KOs) in a 12-round bout on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC on Saturday afternoon, October 17 from EagleBank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The televised co-main pits Olympic Bronze medalist Andre “The Resurrected” Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) against Australia’s Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (21-1-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout.

“I’m very excited to be back in the ring, especially close to home in Virginia and fighting on NBC,” said Peterson. “I’m happy just to be doing what I love to do. I’ve been in the gym and I’ve stayed ready so I’m prepared to give the fans the kind of show they deserve.” (more…)



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Petrov-Walsh set for WBO eliminator

Boxcino 2014 winner Petr “Zar” Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KO’s) will fight undefeated Liam Walsh (19-0, 13 KO’s) in a WBO Lightweight elimination bout on October 10th in Manchester, England. The winner of the fight will be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the WBO lightweight title bout between Terry Flanagan and Diego Magdaleno, which will take place on the same card. Also on the card, Petrov’s Banner Promotions stablemate and 2015 Boxcino winner John Thompson will challenge for the WBO junior middleweight title against Liam Smith.

“Fighting Liam Walsh on his home turf will be tough,” said Petrov. “But at this point in my career there is no cutting corners. Walsh is in my way, and I must beat him to achieve my goals. He is a young, strong fighter, but he has never seen anybody like me inside the ring.”



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Joel Diaz comments on split with Bradley

Trainer Joel Diaz, who has trained current WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley from day one before surprisingly being let go by Bradley over the weekend, has commented on the split via Instagram:

Joel Diaz: Don’t judge Tim for the decision he made. I knew it was not him making those changes, and he is right he would never disrespect me and my family. I got much respect for him and his father and mother. We started this together and we created something big together along with the team that started with us, but along the road people jump in the bus and change everything. Tim is a great person at heart, and he’s very humble, but it’s out of his hands. Too many negative approaches around him. God bless Tim Bradley. Wish you nothing but the best.



September 3rd, 2015

UFC

Arlovski 2.0 Is Enjoying The Moment

Andrei Arlovski would probably welcome a fight against someone he really doesn’t like – or at least doesn’t like him – but given the respect “The Pit Bull” has earned over the course of his career, that may be difficult . . . Click here for more

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September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Groves: This is a one-sided fight

By Karl Freitag

WBC super middleweight world champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” and top 168-pound contender “Saint” George Groves hosted international media conference call Thursday in advance of their September 12 world championship showdown on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto PPV undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was a tame call with both fighters politely expressing their confidence in victory. Groves, a slight -140 betting favorite, threw the best verbal jabs when the fighters discussed their respective losses.

Badou Jack: “I think I’m a smarter fighter than George Groves. The aim of the game is to hit and not get hit. It’s a 50/50 fight…the fight I that I lost was more like bad luck. I got caught with a good shot, a lucky punch, whatever you want to call it in the first round when I was cold. I threw a lazy jab and – things happen. I called my old trainer Lou Del Valle, former world champion, that’s a very good defense trainer…I added him to my team. Him and Eddie Mustafa are doing a very good job and I’m just believing in myself. I know that was just some bad luck. Things happen in boxing. You can never overlook an opponent and one shot can end the night. But I bounced back well. I’m strong mentally. I don’t need to need to talk all that trash and stuff to build confidence. I don’t do that.

George Groves: I haven’t had to justify ‘I got caught cold’ or ‘it was a lucky punch’ whatever. I’ve faced it. Dealt with it head-on, addressed it, corrected it. This isn’t a 50/50 fight. This is a one-sided fight. I don’t need to trash talk to build false confidence. I am confident. I know what I’m capable of. I’m confident in my abilities because of that. I look forward to being in a fight. Yeah, sure, Badou Jack concentrates on defense, but his defense isn’t impenetrable because he’s been knocked out and he still gets caught a lot…we’re very excited about the fight and can’t wait to get in there and get the job done.



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Smith to face Savage on Sept 11

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents another installment of the popular “Rockin’ Fights” series Friday, September 11th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Headlining once again will be the hard hitting, hard charging, Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (18-1 15KO’s), Mastic, NY taking on veteran spoiler Dion Savage, (12-7 6KO’s), Flint, MI in a scheduled 10 round Light Heavyweight matchup. (more…)



September 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Trout-Hernandez undercard announced

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali (11-0, 10 KOs) takes on Brazil’s Fabiano “Pit Bull” Pena (11-2-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round bout while undefeated welterweight Eddie Ramirez (9-0, 7 KOs) faces former world champion Cristobal Cruz (40-17-3, 24 KOs) in exciting undercard action live from the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday, September 8.

The September 8 event is headlined by the inaugural installment of TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FOX Sports 1 featuring a 10-round junior middleweight showdown between Austin “No Doubt” Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) and Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) in addition to the televised opener which pits Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) against Jesus Rojas (22-1-1, 15 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight attraction. (more…)



September 3rd, 2015




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