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The Rapscallion of Greenpoint—Adamek Beats Grant: America is truly the land of opportunity! If I were a rapscallion—a cat burglar of the highest order—instead of

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorSam Peters Gets Past Lights Out Toney: In another cross roads fight that helped showcase a dominant contender aspiring to become the Supreme overlord

Fightkings Scribe Michael Amakor

MOSLEY ANNIHILATES MARGARITO Despite, being the older 4 to1 underdog, replacing his dad as his trainer, finalizing his divorce from his wife just

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorWho Gets the Title Shot First as Adamek Decisions Grant: Poland's Tomacz Adamek 42-1 (27 KOs) the IBF International and WBO North American

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorTomacz Adamek Defeats Grant

Listen to Michael Amakor call the 12th and final round live from the Prudential Center and discuss with the ringside media crew

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorSadam Ali Defeats

Listen to the decision and post fight assessment of of Saddam Ali victory by the ringside media panel

Respecting "Mister" Snipes: He came within an eyelash of upsetting the great Larry Holmes and winning the heavyweight championship of the world. For the better Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorBig Time Challenge for Michael Grant: On August 21, 2010 six foot seven two hundred and fifty plus pound  former NABF & IBC Heavyweight World Don King Comes to Philadelphia – Cunningham vs. Adamek Press Conference: Over sixty people, including members of the media and the boxing

Unforgiven – “Outlaw” Hunter Guns Down Blackwell in Three!: On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the Triple Crown, gas prices climbing beyond

Fight of the Year! – Ennis Schools Rosado: I left The Arena feeling like a lion that just devoured a gazelle on the plains of the Serengeti—full, satiated and at peace Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorZab Judah Post Fight Press Conference: Listen to what the former Welterweight Champion had to say following his victory over Cruz at the

Fightkings JacboxerTomazs Adamek Interview

Hurricane Ike caught up with former cruiserweight champion and heavyweight contender on the Tua vs. Barrett under

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Gateway to Greatness Press Conferen

Michael Amakor caught up with promoter extraordinaire Don King at the 33rd minute about the purse and fighter take home pay

Fightkings JacboxerDavid Tua and Ike Post Fight

Watch Ike Congratulate David Tua Post fight after his sensational fight vs Barrett at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City

Where Do We Go From Here?-Nakash Decisions Barragan: The last time the Russians invaded America was on October 2, 1990, and I was in the balcony

Fightkings JacboxerAlexander Povetkin Interview

Listen to Hurricane Ike who caught up with heavyweight title challenger Alexander Povetkin at the Tua vs Barrett card

Daddy Is Back!—Judah Spanks Cruz
“Polish my belts. Christmas is over, daddy is back!” exclaimed Zab “Super” Judah at the post-fight press conference, twenty

Fightkings JacboxerMormeck Challenges Adamek

Hurricane Ike caught up with former undisputed cruiserweight Champion of the world French man Jean Marc Mormeck

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorAlex Perez Interview

Michael Amakor caught up with Perez and his publicist after his victory on the Zab Judah undercard to discuss his future plans.

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorTua vs Barrett Ends by Sensational Draw Listen to live commentary of this fight by Michael Amakor at ringside from the Tropicana hotel in Atlantic City on
Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorTeam Ayi Bruce Demands Rematch:     Listen to what happened after Michael Amakor and Hurricane Ike caught up with an incensed team Ayi Bruce who disputed

Benefit for World Champ: Emile Griffith: One of boxing's "All-Time Greats," Emile Griffith has been tormented for almost 50 years since regaining the

NEW BOXING BOOK: PLANET BOXING: Planet Boxing is a journey to many different global locations to track the lineage of the sport and to show that,

Fightkings Scribe Michael AmakorZab Judah is Back : Listen to live commentary of this fight by Amakor, and  Selwyn at ringside from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on 7/16/10 Paula Robeson - Introducing Kymmberli Stowe: Until I interviewed Kymmberli Stowe, Paul Robeson headed my list as the most accomplished person Fightkings Scribe Michael Amakor

Jimmy Lange Wins by Knockout in 2nd Round: Jimmy Lange knocked down Jimmy LeBlanc early in the second round and then followed up by knocking out the


'Mayweather lifestyle,' disputes big problems for Bad Chad Dawson


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King Khan Invades New York! Stops Malignaggi in Eleven




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‘The Boxing 360 Series’ To be launched in NYC

Press Release: September 1, 2010

“The Boxing 360 Series,” presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions and sponsored by Boxing 360, will include three New York City-based shows in 2010, starting September 24 at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square. Other series dates are tentatively set for November 4 and December 10.

“We want to keep the fighters in our stable busy and take the company to the next level,” Boxing 360 Director of Boxing Bob Duffy explained. “We’re committed to fighters we’ve signed and are looking to sign more talent. There are a lot of talented boxers in New York City but not enough shows. Not all of the fighters on our shows will be with Boxing 360. We’re open to working with other promoters to keep fighters fighting.”

The inaugural series show will be headlined by undefeated Boxing 360 super here



Top American Heavyweight Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon came off his longest lay off and struggled through the first six rounds of his scheduled ten round bout with Livin Castillo only to come out for round seven and score a thrilling knockout that headlined a great night a great night of boxing that was promoted by Mike Brestle’s Spartan Fight Promotions at the Trump Taj Mahal Grand Ballroom.

After a pretty even first round, Castillo began to land numerous long left hands to bot the body and head and it looked like Witherspoon was a bit befuddled.

Witherspoon came out in round seven and went for broke and succeeded as he landed a barrage of punches that sent Castillo to the Canvas. Castillo rose to his feet only to be battered all over the ring by an unrelenting flurry by Witherspoon and finally referee..more




Chazz Witherspoon 231 - Livin Castillo 212
Farah Ennis 173 – Reggie Pena 178
Jose Reyes 138 – Walter Estrada 134
Lavarn Harvell 170 ½ - Nathan Bedwell 169
Isaiah Seldon 160 ½ - Jason Johns 164 ½
Eugene Soto 163 ½ - Maurice Williams 164

VENUE: Trump Taj Mahal
Promoter: Spartan Fight Promotions (Mike Brestle)
First Bell: 8pm est

On Saturday night, August 28th, Spartan Fight Promotions will present Battle I at the beautiful Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City with a terrific main event that will pit Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon battling rough veteran Livin Castillo in a tough heavyweight bout scheduled for ten rounds.

Witherpsoon has a record of 26-2 with eighteen knockouts and is regarded as one of the top American Heavyweights.

When asked about fighting Castillo, Witherspoon responded “I am excited about getting back in the ring. It’s going to be an entertaining action packed affair because I know he comes to fight and I know I am coming to fight and I look forward to fighting....continue


Editors Note: We  dug through the archives to bring  you an old story as former Champ Sam Peters faces Wladimir Klitchko in rematch for the IBF/WBO   heavyweight titles on September  11 in Germany.

Sam Peters Sam Peters Gets Past Lights Out Toney

By Michael Amakor -September 3, 2006

In another cross roads fight that helped showcase a dominant contender aspiring to become the Supreme overlord of the heavyweight division, NABF Champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peters annexed the IBA title from the rugged trash talking James "Lights Out" Toney on September 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a fight featured on Showtime.

Here is how I called the fight from the relative safety, and obscurity of my living room -

Round 1: Peters lands the first punch as Toney tries to bob and weave forward and although Peters jabs sends Toney slightly backward he is unable to catch the slippery Toney flush. Peters lands some solid jabs, Toney fires back but we are all amazed at how amazingly quick Peters is, but Toney is quicker, near the end of the round Peters misses several head shots as the bobbing and weaving Toney corners him against the ..more



By Michael Amakor | Photos By Mike Greenhill  | August 25, 2010

Poland's Tomacz Adamek 42-1 (27 KOs) the IBF International and WBO North American Boxing Organization heavyweight champion defended his titles against the lack lustre challenge posed by the lumbering six foot seven two hundred and sixty one pound Michael Big Grant in front of his enthusiastic and patriotic compatriots at the Prudential Center in Newark on August 21

"I'm not looking to fight anybody under 220 pounds anymore" Grant would later comment light heartedly about his inability to catch Adamek who used constant movement and angles to prevent Grant from getting his feet planted to land one of his fight ending haymakers.

Adamek seized the initiative throughout the fight using quick jabs that snapped ...more


Eye Injury Forces Kessler Out Of Super Six World Boxing Classic

Press Release: Aug. 25, 2010)

Team Sauerland regrets to inform the boxing world that WBC Super Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler has been forced to pull out of the Super Six World Boxing Classic due to an eye injury. His title defence against Allan Green in Herning, Denmark on September 25 has been cancelled.

“This is the most disappointing moment of my boxing career,” Kessler said. “After defeating Carl Froch, I was on the way to win the tournament, so pulling out now really hurts. The eye problem has bothered me since the beginning of the Super Six in my preparation for the bout against Andre Ward. It also bothered me in the fights against Ward and Froch, and in my training for the fight against Green it has become unbearable. I have consulted leading experts in Denmark and Germany and they have advised ..more



Read Preview- Big Time Challenge for Michael Grant

Michael Grant: "How do I see the fight playing out? Okay let's play with this...He's (Adamek) probably going to try to figure out the punching power for the first 3 or 4 rounds and then make a decision; 'Okay do I want to gamble or not'. Meanwhile, while he's thinking about gambling I'm already gonna be putting power out, dropping hands on him. So then you're into a 'what should I do?' moment. You got to make sure that those decisions don't make you delayed so bad where you start getting caught. And sometimes when you start getting caught, and getting caught, it messes all the decision making up and that can be very hurtful."

Tomasz Adamek: "Sunday we'll talk about what's next, but Saturday we have a job."

"Every fight is very important. Only when you win, you go up. In boxing you can never be second. My whole career I prepare to be the best."

"I am very excited to be back at Prudential Center. Every fight a couple thousand more people come to see me. Everybody knows me in NJ."

"I'm ready to fight. When I'm healthy I am very quick, I am dangerous in the ring. I've been training very hard for 11 weeks. Size is no bother to me. I had 2 very good sparring partners. They were tall too. Roger is a very good teacher and I am learning everyday. I am ready."


WEIGH IN: Friday, August 20, 1:45PM, 3:00pm on scale:  - 1:45PM (Report time)/3:00PM (on scales) Prudential Center, Location -  Verizon Tower (Lafayette and Mulberry St, Newark, NJ) 


The fight is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM EST / 6PM PST on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States and Viewer's Choice and Bell TV in Canada for a suggested retail price of only $29.95







Doors open 7pm

Live PPV 9pm EST


4 Rounds -  Junior Lightweights

Tyrone Luckey                                                                vs.                                        Larry Yanez

Middletown, NJ                                                                                                          Ft. Lauderdale

Pro Debut                                                                                                                     Pro Debut

4 Rounds - Junior Lightweights

Osnel Charles                                                                 vs.                                        Hector Collado

Atlantic City, NJ                                                                                                          Union City, NJ

3-2                                                                                                                    0-1-1


4 rounds - Junior Lightweights

Shemuel Pagan                                                              vs.                                        Raul Rivera

Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                               Philadelphia, PA

Pro Debut                                                                                                                     0-2



6 Rounds - Junior Welterweights

Jeremy Bryan                                                                  vs.                                        Daniel Mitchell

Paterson, NJ                                                                                                                Pittsburgh, PA

13-1, 6 KO's                                                                                                                 5-1-1, 2 KO's

8 Rounds - Welterweights

Sadam Ali                             vs.                                        Lenin Arroyo

Brooklyn, NY                                                                 San Jose, Costa Rica

8-0, 4 KO's                                                                           20-12-1, 4 KO's





10 Rounds - Junior Middleweights

Joel Julio                                                                          vs.                                        Jamaal Davis

Monteria, Colombia                                                                                                  Philadelphia, PA

35-4, 31 KO's                                                                                                               12-6, 6 KO's

12 Rounds - IBF International/NABO Heavyweight Championship

Tomasz Adamek                                                            vs.                                        Michael Grant

Gilowice, Poland                                                                                                         Philadelphia, PA               

41-1, 27 KO's                                                                                                               46-3, 34 KO's


Compiled by Michael Amakor I Photo by Mike Greenhill


Saddam Ali Set for PPV Slot



SADDAM STOPS EDMONDS: Saddam Ali used his superior boxing skills, and accurate precision hooks to stun Julius Edmonds, knock him down a couple of times forcing the referee Ed Cotton to stop the contest at  1.41 minute of round 3.


A product of Brooklyn's tough Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, junior welterweight Sadam Ali will put his perfect 8-0 record on the line when he steps into the ring at Newark's Prudential Center for the third time on August 21st. In an eight-round welterweight bout, Ali (8-0, 4 KOs) will fight Costa Rica's, Lenin Arroyo (20-12-1, 4 KOs). This fight will be shown on the PPV telecast.

Sadam Ali looked great in his last fight, blowing out a walk-in styled, non-puncher in Julias Edmonds. This time he goes in with Arroyo, a 33-fight veteran who just a year ago, went the limit with hard-hitting, unbeaten, Mike Jones and then with James De La Rosa, also an unbeaten welterweight prospect.

Ali, the first Arab-American boxer ever to represent Team USA at the Olympics, is an avid sports fan. This Wednesday, he will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island game at MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St, 7pm. The Cyclones are the single A affiliate of the New York Mets.

Sadam Ali's fight is on the undercard of "The Big Challenge", featuring Tomasz Adamek's defense of his IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Championship belts against Michael Grant. This "Brick City Boxing Series" event will take place August 21st at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, and is promoted by Main Events and Ziggy Promotions in association with X-Cel Worldwide.


“Terrible” Erik Morales goes for 50th win

Press Release: August 16, 2010

Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed Pay-Per-View distribution leader of major boxing events, will showcase Mexican great Erik “Terrible” Morales to American boxing fans once again September 11, headlining the “Mexican Fiesta” pay-per-view event live from Mexico City.

“We’re excited to bring U.S. boxing fans the second comeback fight for living legend Erik Morales, who is the last man to defeat Manny Pacquaio,” Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. “It’s a privilege for Integrated Sports Media to air this living legend’s continued comeback. The rest of the card is loaded with interesting fights that insure an entertaining night of boxing.”

“Mexican Fiesta,” presented by Grupo Empresarial Matiz, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET –  ..more



Press Release: August 16, 2010

On Friday night August 27th, a big night of boxing is planned at the beautiful Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware and the night will be a long time coming for one fighter in particular.

It was in 1997 a young Heavyweight named Amir Mansour turned pro with a first round knockout over Clifton Graham in Allentown, PA. Mansour showed tremendous speed to go along with power that catapulted him to nine straight wins with five of those victories coming by knockout.

In was that ninth fight where it became apparent that Mansour was not just a flash in the pan as he stopped thirty-four fight veteran Fabian Garcia in one round in ...more


‘Saint’ George Jupp Ready For Battle With Senkovs

Ultrachem TKO’s exceptional teenage discovery, George Jupp, is set for the second start of his fledgling professional career, against the highly experienced Latvian Pavels Senkovs, at the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘It’s Personal’ title double header at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday 11th September 2010.

Back in May this year, at the ‘Oakey’s Last Stand’ event at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth,19 year old Jupp showed his mettle against a very tough opponent in Peter Barney, with a superb boxing display to secure victory by a 40-37 points margin.

Following a training session under the watchful eyes of co-trainer Derek Grainger, at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London, Belvedere’s ‘Saint’ ..continue


Huck Determined to crown 100th ARD broadcast with big win over Godfrey

Marco Huck´s WBO Cruiserweight Title Fight against Matt Godfrey will be special for more reasons than just one. The hard-hitting 25-year-old (29-1, 22 KOs) will make the fourth defence of his title on Saturday night in Erfurt, Germany, which will mark the 100th broadcast of a Sauerland show on German public TV giants ARD. He also needs a victory to book his place in the Cruiserweight Super Six, which Wilfried and Kalle Sauerland are hoping to finalise in the next weeks. “There is a lot at stake this time out,” Huck said. “I want to put on a special performance for the millions who are watching on German TV and all over the world.” Huck claimed he is not thinking about the potential Super Six series – yet. “It has crossed my mind because such an idea would be a great thing for the exciting cruiserweight division but right now all my focus is on Matt Godfrey,” ..continue


Jimmy Lange Starts Three-Fight Tour

Middleweight Contender Travels to Michigan Sept. 18 Before Returning Home to Headline Nov. 6 Show at Patriot Center

Fairfax, VA (August 17, 2010) – Junior middleweight contender Jimmy Lange (33-4-2, 22 KOs) is back in action this Friday night, hoping to continue his winning streak after scoring a second-round knockout over Jimmy LeBlanc in his last bout on July 10. Lange, a lifetime resident of Northern Virginia, returns to the ring on Friday in Greensboro, NC, beginning a busy three-fight schedule leading him to Monroe, MI in September and back home to the Patriot Center in November.

Lange will face Baltimore veteran Mike McFail in a six-round special attraction bout as part of Walter Johnson Promotion’s “Friday Night KO Fights” this Friday, August 20 at the Greensboro (NC) Coliseum Complex’s War Memorial Auditorium. It will be Lange’s first fight outside of his hometown since May 2005, when he defeated Tarick Salmaci in a “Fan Favorite” contest as part of The Contender series at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets, starting at $15 for general admission, are available in advance at the Greensboro Coliseum box office or at the door on fight night. Seven bouts are scheduled for the card.

After the stop down south, Lange will travel to the Midwest on Saturday, September 18 to be part of a Monroe, MI show headlined by former WBO Light Middleweight world champion and Michigan native Bronco McKart. His opponent in the co-main event has not been named yet. For more event details, fans can call (734) 240-4820.

Concluding a busy schedule, Lange will return to his home turf on Saturday, November 6 as the Main Event (opponent to be determined) on another dynamic and electrifying Jimmy Lange Boxing card presented by Valcourt Building Services at the Patriot Center. First bout will start at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). Tickets cost $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by logging onto, calling phone charge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including the Patriot Center box office (703-993-3000).


Big Time Challenge for Michael Grant

By Michael Amakor - August 10, 2010

On August 21, 2010 six foot seven two hundred and fifty plus pound former NABF & IBC Heavyweight World champion “Big” Michael Grant 46-3 (34 KOs) will challenge Tomasz “Goral” Adamek 41-1 (27 KOs) for his IBF International and WBO North American Boxing Organization heavyweight titles at the Prudential Center in Newark as the main event on a fight card suitably labeled the “Big Challenge”.

Since being knocked out in the second round by former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis for the IBF, IBO & WBC world titles back in 2000, nothing has been the same for the previously undefeated Grant who was being hailed at the time as the next great heavyweight prospect, but he was given a pass because the boxing establishment reasoned that he challenged Lewis before he was ready. However, Grant went on to suffer another ignoble first round TKO loss in his very next fight to priming more


Detroit's Own "K9" Captures IBF World Championship

Press Release: Photo by Anne Tangeman

Fighting out of Detroit's Legendary Kronk Gym, Cornelius "K9" Bundrage defeated IBF Jr. Middleweight Champion, Corey Spinks, in Spinks' hometown of St. Louis, MO.

Spinks is the son of former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks. At one time, Leon Spinks was managed by Emanuel Steward and trained at the Kronk Gym.

K9 Won with a Devastating Knockout in the fifth round. He previously appeared on the hit reality TV show, "The Contender".

Over the past 30 years Legendary Boxing Icon, Emanuel Steward has trained and managed more than 41 World Champions, including the current World Heavyweight Champion, "Wladimir Klitschko", WBA Jr. Middleweight World Champion "Miguel Cotto" and Irish Middleweight Contender "Andy Lee".

"K9 is the first of what I expect to be a new generation of home-grown world champions," said Steward after the fight. "Soon I expect Dominique Dalton to become our next word champion."

K9 trained nine months for this fight. Although the fight was postponed four different times, that did not discourage him. He continued to show up at the Kronk Gym every day to prepare for this opportunity to be crowned IBF Jr. Middleweight World Champion. Trainer Javan "Sugar" Hill has been working closely with him.

Focused and determined in the ring, Bundrage also believes in giving back to the community. "He would come to the gym and mentor members of the Kronk Amateur Boxing Team by training and sharing his knowledge with our youngsters." Says Keith Lee, Kronk Trainer.


Prevost Adapts and Overcomes

Blake "Candyman" Prevost will appear on the August 18, 2010, "Battle on the Bayou" event, live from the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana, and televised live on ESPN2's Wednesday Night Fights
Boxing didn't start out so well for light heavyweight contender Blake "Candyman" Prevost - but he's a Marine. He overcame. He adapted.

"I started boxing at eight years old when I was 60 pounds," he explains. "The first week my grandfather and grandmother came to watch me train and they cried when they left!"

But Prevost (14-1-1, 5 KOs) is always faithful to his determination to succeed. "I kept it up and three years later I had a national title. I had over 200 amateur fights and won an Under-19 National title. I was State Golden Gloves Champ like 10 times."

It was that determination that also helped him become one of the best fighters ....more


It’s Personal - Alexander Says “Barratt Should Bring A Pillow, I’m Gonna Put Him To Sleep”

The already heated war of words, between Former English Super Featherweight Champion Ryan Barratt and Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander ahead of their 11th September title clash on the Steve Goodwin Promoted ‘It’s Personal’ event at York Hall in London, is beginning to turn into a full blown fire-fight.

The fuse for the fiery verbal exchanges, was well and truly lit back in May this year, following Alexander publicly calling out Barratt on Steve Bunce’s BBC London Boxing Hour show.

Things got even more heated when both fighters appeared on the same card at Goodwin Promotions “Summer Fight Night Explosion” back on June 19th. During the post fight interviews both Barrett and Alexander made less than complimentary comments about the other. However the real flashpoint that day seems to have been with the interviewer asking Barratt if he would retire if ‘The Flash’ beat him on September 11th. Barratt angrily responded “If I can’t beat the likes of him I will retire. Boxing is my living and if I can’t beat a loudmouth like him then I will retire here



Lopez, Stark Jr., Collado, Ruiz and Mejias score victories; Caminero scores upset and Allen-Boone ends in a draw at Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn, NY

Press Release: August 9, 2010—It was a terrific night of boxing that saw explosive knockouts and bizarre finishes at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn that was capped off by former world title challenger, Reynaldo Lopez dropping for Bantamweight champion Mauricio Martinez three times in eighty-one seconds to capture the New York State Bantamweight championship.

After a slight delay before the main event, Lopez made up for last time as he dropped Martinez just seconds into the bout. Martinez was never in the bout as he was on wobbly legs before being dropped for a second time. Lopez finished the deal off with a booming over left that had Martinez plummet to the canvas as he banged his head on the canvas. Martinez was down for several minutes before regaining his feet and being here




DEVON ALEXANDER: (Prior to the decision announcement) “We good. I think I did enough to win. (After the decision announcement) It was an okay performance for me. I am my own toughest critic. Kotelnik is a tough fighter, an ex-world champion. Like I told everyone, I have an A, B and C plan. I have all three, so I can adjust to whatever anyone brings. Kotelnik trained hard. Give him credit. I listened to my trainer (Kevin Cunningham). He told me to box. (Leg issue) My left leg was going out on me in the final round. I had a cramp. I trained for 12 rounds and got the victory. That is what I came here to do.

(On the cut to his right eye) It was my first cut, but I fought through it like a world champion does. We knew Kotelnik would come in, in shape and he did.”

ANDRIY KOTELNIK: “I want the belt. I deserve it. If the fight were anywhere but here, I would be champion. I am speechless. I have no words to describe what happened. That guy has something that belongs to me.”

TRAINER STACEY MCKINLEY (to Kotelnik are the fight): “Everyone knows the fight was closer than that. In fact, you won the fight.”


TAVORIS CLOUD: “I was head butted a lot. It was a heck of a fight. I have a lot of respect for Glen. I had the most effective punches. I hurt him worse. Glen Johnson said I was off balance. It is the same thing. You got hurt because I hit you. I was looking for a shot to get him out. He’s a slick fighter, so I didn’t get the KO. I definitely want to fight Chad Dawson. I was a little rusty tonight, so I will be better next time. I am a bad man. I going to be a unified world champion and undisputed champion.”

GLEN JOHNSON: “I made some adjustments throughout the fight. He was throwing a lot of punches, but I was blocking most of them. But the judges were counting them all. He caught me with a punch over there that I was not ready for. I was off balance and that was the only time I got caught.”


RYAN COYNE: “Browning was a tough guy. He thought he would have the power advantage, coming all the way down from heavyweight. The truth is, I will walk you down, lock you in the closet and defeat you. We did what we came to do. Win a championship and make my promoter, Don King, proud. This is a great fight town. Leon, Michael, Cory, Devon and all the rest. I am just proud to be following in their footsteps.”


CORY SPINKS: “The referee stopped the fight, but I don’t know why. I totally disagree. He didn’t even hit me and I lost my title.”

TRAINER BUDDY MCGIRT: “Cory is a world champion and I think a world champion deserves the benefit of the doubt in that situation.”

REFEREE MARK NELSON: “Spinks had a staggered and dazed look. He shook his head (after the knockdown) as if to say, no. At the count of eight, he stepped backwards and I didn’t want his opponent to hit him again in that condition.”

CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE: “I knew I was going to get him. It was just a matter of time. I want Manny Pacquaio next. I am thankful. We have the best team in the land with Keith Lee, Emanuel Steward and Don King. I went after it. He was right there at the opening bell, so I went for it. I went right after him. It was just a matter of time.”

EMANUEL STEWARD: “It was a good fight. It could have been better. He was too anxious. He wasted a lot of energy. It has never been in this big of a fight. He is in a hot division and I am sure he will get a lot of offers.


Michael Grant Conference Call Quotes

Michael Grant quotes: "I only have 3 losses, those losses were learning stones for me, stepping stones. At this point in time when I step into this fight with Adamek, it's a great opportunity for me and I'm ready for it. I'm experienced; I've got a hell of a trainer; I'm having a hell of a camp. I mean everything is lining up. This fight is a very important opportunity to me and my family.

"I'm ready for this fight. More Experienced, more solid at this level right now. I've got a nice team, great training camp. I've got Eddie Mustafa and this is one of the times that I've trained the hardest. The only time I've trained harder than this is when I fought Lennox Lewis, so this is how I know that things are lining up for me to be victorious."

(How did Eddie change improve your style?) "I don't think Eddie changed my style. He's a hard knocks guy; he's from the old school. You gotta know Eddie, he's a good trainer, he's been there, he's been to the top, he's been a world champion himself. He's just basically using that talent, ability and experience to get me to the top cause he knows that his experience and my experience packed together means we basically have a hell of a combination. He hasn't changed my style but he knows what I have, and knows what he sees in me and what we put on the table in camp and he also sees a victorious ..more


Spivey and Britt Headline Boxing/MMA
War at the Shore in Virginia Beach

On August 28, 2010, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide and promoter Daryl DeCroix of Daryl DeCroix Promotions, will proudly present two native sons of Virginia in hard-hitting battles as Portsmouth's former NABA Lightweight Boxing Champion "Dangerous" Dorin Spivey (37-6, 29 KOs) returns in an attempt to regain his belt and Virginia Beach's power-punching Ultimate Fighter 8 and Strikeforce MMA Sensation Antwain Britt makes his professional boxing debut.

The two will headline a night of world-class mixed martial arts and boxing, entitled "War at the Shore". Also featured will be the return of Bahamian former NABA Champion Meacher Major "Pain" (17-4-1, 14 KOs), who lost his title in a sensational battle with Spivey last November, as well as undefeated Newport News-based super heavyweight Keith "Bad News" Bell in a full-contact MMA showdown.

"We've got two of Virginia's biggest fighting stars on one show and a solid undercard of MMA and boxing, which is a real treat for the fans in Virginia Beach," said an excited Garone. "Dorin Spivey has been one of the top lightweights in the world for many years. Plus, we've got Antwain Britt, the man nobody can stand up to in the cage, taking his boulders for fists into the boxing ring. Antwain has made quite a name for himself in mixed martial arts and I'm sure that punching power like his will also translate quite well into the boxing ring."

"We're very excited to be promoting this event in Virginia Beach," added DeCroix "The Virginia Beach Convention Center is a first-class venue and we are putting on a first-class show. With five MMA bouts and five professional boxing bouts, we're bringing together the best of both worlds and it's going to be a great night!"

Opponents for the "War at the Shore" main events and undercard will be announced shortly.

Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 800.955.5566. They are priced at $25, $35 and $50 ringside. Special VIP seating is available by calling 757.490.9860. For more information, visit Doors open at 6:30. Action starts at 7:30.


Don King Hosts Final Press Conference in St. Louis For His World Championship Tripleheader

Press Release: 8/5/2010 - Photo by David Martin-Warr

The final press conference was held on Wednesday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis promoting Don King’s world championship tripleheader, and a fourth championship match, on Saturday.

Hometown hero and unified World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation 140-pound champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (20-0, 13 KOs) will be challenged by former World Boxing Association super lightweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs), from Lviv, Ukraine, and IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (20-0, 18 KOs), from Tallahassee, Fla., will meet former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (50-13-2, 34 KOs), a Jamaican now of Miami.

A domestically non-televised third world championship will be included on the card when IBF junior middleweight champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (37-5, 11 KOs), from St. Louis, takes on IBF mandatory challenger Cornelius “K9” here


Tomasz Adamek vs. Michael Grant

IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Championship
Press Release: August 21, 2010

Tomasz Adamek - "I am ready to fight! We are training hard 9 weeks, this week is 10. I am ready for a great fight, a tough fight."

About training with Roger Bloodworth: "Every day I am a little better. He is a good teacher. I want to be heavyweight champion with him. He is teaching me more movement. More US style boxing. I am happy. I'm learning now, I'm preparing."

"The style in Europe is more straight. Small movements. United States style is maybe more difficult and because of the movement it's difficult to catch someone. It's good for me because I can fight longer than a European fighter. I am strong."

About rumors that David Haye turned down a 50/50 fight with Klitschko: " here



Press Release: August 3, 2010

The Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial celebration will be a big boxing weekend as Golden Boy Promotions presents "200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE" featuring Five-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley against former World Champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora in a junior middleweight showdown. Also appearing on the card will be rising Mexican phenom Saul "Canelo" Alvarez who squares off against former World Champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir, and top junior welterweight contender "Vicious" Victor Ortiz who will face former World Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris, all part of a great night of fistic action on Saturday, September 18 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on pay-per-view.

"I am happy to be fighting at STAPLES Center again and on a card like this with great up and coming talent," said Sugar Shane Mosley. "I am going to give Sergio, the younger guy, a chance to see what he can do. I am giving him the opportunity to see if he can take on a great warrior like me. Let's see if he is going to be the Mexican star that here



Universum Champions Night vom 31. Juli 2010 in Hamburg.


EBU European Championship Heavyweight (12 Rounds) 
Alexander Dimitrenko (UKR) vs. Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (UKR) 
W TKO; Rd. 5, 1’25

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WBC Interim World Championship Middleweight (12 Rounds) 
Sebastian Zbik (GER) vs. Jorge Sebastian Heiland (ARG) 
W PTS; 117:111, 177:111, 116:111

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Middleweight (8 Rounds) 
Mariusz Cendrowski (POL) vs. Bronislav Kubin (CZE) 
W PTS; 79:74, 79:73, 79:73
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WBA World Championship Super Middleweight (12 Rounds)
Dimitri Sartison (GER) vs. Khoren Gevor (ARM) 
W PTS; 115:112, 117:109, 117:110

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Super Middleweight (8 Rounds) 
Karoly Balzsay (HUN) vs. Aziz Daari (FRA) 
W KO; Rd. 5, 0’34

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Heavyweight (8 Rounds) 
Juan Carlos Gomez (CUB) vs. Zack Page (USA) 
W PTS; 80:72, 80:72, 80:72

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Super Welterweight (6 Rounds) 
Arthur Matern (GER) vs. Semjons Moroseks (UKR) 
W PTS; 57:56, 57:56, 58:56

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Mason Menard Wins UBO All America Title

In front of a sell-out crowd, Local crowd-pleaser Mason Menard won the UBO All-America Lightweight title on Saturday night (July 31) at the Civic Center in Rayne, Louisiana when he beat Missouri state champion Robbie Cannon by technical knockout 37 seconds into the seventh round.

Menard got off to a slow start, but eventually took control and seemed to be landing the cleaner shots while Cannon was a bit busier. In round seven Menard connected with a left hook followed by a picture perfect right hand that send Cannon down. Cannon got to his feet, but referee Larry Berger felt he was unable to continue and waved the fight off.

Menard improved his record to 12-1 (10), and Cannon dropped to 12-6-1 (6). The successful show, billed as “The Heat Is On”, was promoted by Chad Broussard and his Boxncar Promotions.

With his new belt around his waist, Menard was happy but not entirely pleased with his own performance:

“It took me a little while to get started. Then Chad (Broussard) fired me up in the corner and told me to get my head in the game. I didn't start fighting until the seventh round like I should have in the first six rounds. I looked good throughout the fight, but that was not how I'm used to fighting", Menard told after the fight.

“I believe I won every round. He probably threw more punches than I did, but I was more accurate. I was dodging his punches. I hit him with some good shots, but I wasn't putting them together. I was hitting him with some good head and body shots, but not following up."

However, UBO USA Commissioner, and supervisor for the fight, Macke Roberts was impressed with both Menard and the surroundings in which the 21-year old performed, saying:

“Menard is talented, and can go a long way. He did well against Cannon, and he must be very popular because the place was packed and the atmosphere was amazing. I want to thank Chad Broussard and the Louisiana Boxing Commission, and of course also the boxers and all the fans, for making this fight a huge success. It was a pleasure to be a part



Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed champion of major pay-per-view boxing distribution, announced today that it will broadcast the IBF International heavyweight title fight on August 21st. “The Big Challenge” main event clashes two-time light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, and current The Ring Magazine number 5 heavyweight in the world, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) against former heavyweight contender “Big” Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO). Additionally, boxing fans around the world will see always dangerous Columbian, Joel Julio (35-4, 31 KO), live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

“The Big Challenge”, presented by Main Events, Ziggy Promotions and X-Cel Worldwide, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM EST / 6PM PST on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States and Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV in Canada for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.


“WE ARE READY FOR A WAR IF MANNY WANTS TO GO THERE.” By John Martinez  - August 1, 2010


On November 13, a fight fan’s dream will come to fruition. Former welterweight belt holder and banger, Antonio Margarito will take on current WBO welterweight strong man, Manny Pacquiaoin a junior middleweight showdown for the WBC bragging rights.

Margarito will enter this fight with not only a sizable advantage over his foe in physical stature, but also with a new teacher in former champion, Robert Garcia. With Garcia as his strategist,” Large Marge” will be armed with a trainer that won’t be so quick to utilize Antonio’s fan favorite style of “take three hits to give one” approach. “…before me, he (Margarito) just wanted to beat on somebody,” Garcia continued, he was like ‘wait till I hit you; you will feel me.’”

Garcia believes that his now infamous (reference the numerous accounts of Margarito’s loaded gloves and ultimate ban of him and his former trainer Javier Capetillo) pupil has learned and continues to grow under the trainer’s tutelage. “ Antonio has already learned so much under me. He’s doing things that he’s not done before like defense, here

Faragon Wows Hometown Fans with TKO over Soto

"Mikey Faragon will be a household name!" exclaims excited promoter

Fast-rising lightweight Michael "Baby Face" Faragon (12-0, 6 KOs) of Guilderland, New York, scored the most impressive victory of his blossoming professional career Friday night (July 30) at Pugnacious Promotions' Night of Future Champions event at the City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.

On an event designed to showcase young prospects, Faragon made the most of the opportunity by dominating and finally stopping Pawtucket, Rhode Island's formidable Eddie Soto (now 12-2) at 0:45 of the fourth round. From the opening bell, Faragon was in total control, dominating until the action was mercifully stopped. He dropped Soto with a viscous body shot in round one and went on to drop him several more times throughout the bout with beautiful combinations to the body and head.

"That was truly the most impressive performance of Mikey's young career," said his promoter, Greg Cohen of The Empire Sports and Entertainment. "He is a star in the making and a huge fan favorite in the Capitol region of upstate New York."

As the freshly turned 23-year-old matures, his punching power is becoming an important factor in his success. After going the distance four consecutive times to begin his career, Faragon has now stopped six out of his last eight opponents.

"He is the total package and I can't wait for him to be seen on a national TV network," continued Cohen. "There is zero doubt in my mind that the national audience will embrace Mikey in the same fashion as his hometown. In short order, Mikey Faragon will be a household name!"


Theophane Wants To Fight Worlds Best

By: Cestus Press

Cestus Management’s 140-to-147 pound world contender Ashley Theophane scored an impressive decision victory over IBF number 3 ranked welterweight Delvin Rodriguez. Theophane displayed superb boxing skills as he constantly kept Rodriguez off balance by stepping around the Dominican’s offense and landing sharp combination's to clearly win a close action packed fight. Rodriguez, who is a former 3 time world title challenger, worked hard but in the end, Theophane just proved to be the better fighter. The fight was the main event and took place at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma and was televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

The “Tresure” had this to say right after the fight; I'll fight any top fighter in the world, I'm ready for any of them. I finally found myself and anyone who wants to step up and fight lets do it tomorrow. I "hit Delvin (Rodriguez) with some real hard shots and he still kept coming and never quit. I was ready to do anything to win this fight and i did. Me and my team (CESTUS) worked too hard for this and I knew I couldn’t let anyone of them down. This win is special and i can't explain how good i feel inside. I promise whoever wants to listen that there is a lot more to come from me in the future. Like i said I'll fight any top fighter in the world. I want a shot at a world title.”

Mike Michael, who is Cestus Management’s Chief Adviser, said, We are all very proud of “Ashley, he just beat the IBF World # 3 and he just proved that he is world class and is ready to fight the best. Ashley is one of the most consummate professional that i know and he showed how competitive and how much drive he has. Rodriguez is a tough kid but Ashley’s all round boxing ability and will to win was to much for him. This was a great win for Ashley and i am looking to fights him with any world ranked fighter that is willing to step up and fight us.

In closing, Michael said, “I would like to thank my good friend Jimmy "ZEKE" Hartofilis for his undeniable support, Warriors Boxing, Starboxing and Mr Tony Holden and his team at the fabulous Buffalo Run Casino and most of all the fans for all of their support.


Bright Lights, Lefts and Rights Returning to Monroe, Louisiana

ESPN2 nationally televised "Battle on the Bayou" Features Future Cuban Stars Lara and Despaigne in Tough Match-ups at Monroe Civic Center
On Wednesday, August 18, at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana, Keeppunching Entertainment, Warriors Boxing, and the City of Monroe will proudly present: "Battle on the Bayou" a night of world-class professional boxing to be televised live on ESPN2's Wednesday Night Fights.

The dual main events will have a distinctly Cuban flavor as undefeated former amateur world champion Erislandy Lara (12-0, 7 KOs) and world amateur championships bronze medalist Yordanis Despaigne (6-0, 4 KOs) will make appearances in separate bouts.

In his 300+ amateur fights, Lara won three consecutive national championships at welterweight (2005-07), and was the world champion at welterweight in 2005. Despite being considered one of the favorites at welterweight for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Lara left the Cuban amateur boxing team in July 2007 during the Pan-American games in Rio de Janeiro. However, Lara was subsequently arrested and returned to Cuba. On a second attempt, Lara successfully escaped Cuba via speedboat to here



Press Release: August 2, 2010

On Saturday night, August 28th, Spartan Fight Promotions will present Battle I at the beautiful Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City with a terrific main event that will pit Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon battling rough veteran Livin Castillo in a tough heavyweight bout scheduled for ten rounds.

Witherpsoon has a record of 26-2 with eighteen knockouts and is regarded as one of the top American Heavyweights.

When asked about fighting Castillo, Witherspoon responded “I am excited about getting back in the ring. It’s going to be an entertaining action packed affair because I know he comes to fight and I know I am coming to fight and I look forward to fighting....continue







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