Harris ready for Aguilera in USBA Title Fight
Press Release: July 29, 2010 - Watch Career Highlight
Veteran Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, winner of the 2002 ‘Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament,” is fully prepared to take advantage of his USBA title shot against Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera, August 6 in Hinkley, Minnesota.
Harris (23-14-2, 10 KOs) had only fought twice in previous six years, prior to signing a promotional contract a year ago with Boxing 360, after which he is 3-0 and ready to go for the gold.
A year ago I didn’t know where I was going in boxing,” Harris explained. “I kept training and praying and then I came across Mario (Boxing 360 founder and CEO Dr. Mario Yagobi). I was so hungry. I told Mario if he took care of business outside of the ring, I’d take care of it inside. That became our motto. He believed in me and I believe ..click here
Adamek - Grant Press Conference Recap
Photos by Mike Gladysz - Millenium Photos
A press conference for "The Big Challenge", title fight between Tomasz Adamek, the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Champion, (41-1, 27 KO's) and Michael Grant, (46-3, 34 KO's) was held Tuesday at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ.
Michael Grant did not attend the press conference because he is training in Las Vegas, but was present via telephone. Nick Garone, Grant's manager, spoke for Michael Grant. "You are going to see that Michael Grant is prepared. He walks the walk, talks the talk as far as being a professional. He's been away from the spotlight for quite a long time and we believe that's a good thing. Michael is well preserved. He is 37 next week and in world heavyweights that's a good age, it's a seasoned age. August 21st will be a tremendous opportunity for us to be named on the short list of guys like Klitschko and Valuev." Garone added, "We have the utmost respect for Tomasz Adamek, but honestly we see a win as a way to prolong Michael's career and give him an opportunity to get back on the world wide stage."..click here
GATEWAY TO GREATNESS
Devon Alexander ‘The Great’ vs. Andriy Kotelnik &
Tavoris Cloud vs. Glen Johnson - Listen to Press Conference
Two undefeated world champions will put their crowns on the line in separate bouts at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7 in one of the best boxing showcases of the summer. 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 WBA 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 Johnson (50-13-2, 34 KOs), born in Jamaica and now fighting out of Miami.
Dubbed “Gateway to Greatness… The Homecoming” by promoter Don King—noting Alexander will be fighting in his hometown for the first time as world champion—Alexander and Cloud possess rare, identical and perfect unblemished 20-win records.
Tickets priced at $17.50, $35, $70, $150 and $300 are on sale now at ..click here
Beibut Shumenov Boxing’s Most Mysterious World Champion
Press Release: July 22, 2010
If not for a hand injury suffered in the opening round of the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece, reigning WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov certainly would be much better known today by North American boxing fans, especially if he advanced to the medal rounds and fought eventual gold-medal winner Andre Ward.
Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs), who represented his native Kazakhstan at the Olympics, won his opening bout against Poland’s Aleksy Kuziemsky (37-22), who is 19-1 as a pro, before being hampered by his damaged hand and consequently eliminated in the round of 16 by Turkey’s Ihsan Yildorim Tarham (27-19).
In a relatively short time, though, Shumenov has ascended to the top of the light heavyweight division as a pro, using an accelerated approach by fighting and defeating three world champions Montell Griffin, Byron Mitchell and Gabriel Campillo) and another world title challenger (Epifanio Mendoza) in his first 10 fights. Now fighting out of Las Vegas, Beibut still remains a mysterious prize fighter in the country he now .click here
Juan Carlos "Black Panther" Gomez on Universum card
Press Release: 2010-07-21 11:04 AM
Universum Box-Promotion has announced that former WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (47-2, 36 KOs) will fight on their big July 31 card in Hamburg. It will be “The Black Panther’s” first bout under the Universum banner in five years. “We are delighted for Juan,” said promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “He was with us all those years and always remained connected. I believe in him. He can tear up the heavyweight division once again. He only has two defeats. Although he’s 36 years old, look at 39-year-old Vitali Klitschko and you can see how long you can still get maximum performance. He just has to want it. He must work closely with our training diagnostician. Everything will checked out. This is no picnic for Juan. It’s in his hands!”
Gomez stated, “I had some problems with my old promoter, so I called my first promoter who made me a world champion. Today I can appreciate how Peter Kohl was always fair to me. Now I’ll be returning to my boxing home. I’m glad that he gave me another chance and I can box on July 31. I’ll be diligent and won’t disappoint my fans. I still want to fight the best. After all, I have less defeats than Wladimir Klitschko…” Gomez will be trained by Artur Grigorian, who stated, “Juan and I have a lot to to, but we’ll also have a lot of fun. His first words in the gym were ‘It’s once again Showtime!’ Great! We’re glad he’s home.” Gomez’ opponent will be named in the coming days.
Kessler starts camp for decisive Super Six showdown with Green - Press Release: Copenhagen / Berlin (23.07.2010) -
WBC Super-Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler has started his training camp for the crucial Super Six showdown with Allan Green. The Viking Warrior will take on his American opponent in Denmark on September 25 at a venue to be announced. This week, star coach Jimmy Montoya returned from his home base in Los Angeles to Copenhagen to prepare Denmark´s national hero for the Super Six showdown. They will move camp to Team Sauerland´s headquarters in Berlin shortly. “The fun part is over for Mikkel,” Montoya said. “He got his well-deserved rest after the fight against Froch but it will be blood, sweat and tears for him from now on. I was pleased with his performance against Froch but there is still a lot more to come from him. I expect him to get even better against Green.”
In one of the most dramatic fights in recent years, Kessler clinched a unanimous points victory over Carl “The Cobra” Froch to clinch his first victory in the Super Six World Boxing Classic. “It was a great fight and I was very happy to become world champion again,” Kessler said. “I had a good rest and a great vacation but now I am back in the gym to prepare for Allan Green. There is a lot at stake – not just my world title but also the qualification for the semi-finals. I need a victory on September 25 and together with Jimmy and my team I will defeat Green!”
The decisive clash between Kessler and Green will again be televised live by Viasat. PPV and ticket information will be available shortly.
THE IBO CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO PAUL BRIGGS FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT LOSS
Serious questions have been raised after a shocking ending in which Paul Briggs failed to beat the count after an apparent grazing punch from Danny Green sent him to the canvas in the first round of their IBO Championship bout. The President of the IBO, Ed Levine has demanded a complete and thorough investigation of this fight by all authorities in Australia to get those answers. “Boxing can not stand another black eye” said Levine. “We need and expect answers to some very serious allegations concerning the questionable ending of this fight”.
HALL TO BATTLE POWER IN REMATCH FOR BRITISH BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ON GFL
Press Release: July 21, 2010
This weekend the first of two big fight cards on separate sides of the Atlantic Ocean will be showcased on www.gofightlive.tv that will originate from two separate continents and both will be available for FREE!!!
First on Friday night in England, Stuart Hall will battle Martin Power for the British Bantamweight title in a rematch of a great fight that occurred just ten months ago.
The show is promoted by Frank Maloney Promotions This card can be seen FREE of charge on July 29th by clicking: http://www.gofightlive.tv/showEvent.do?eventId=735
In the first fight, Hall came back to stop Power in eight rounds, despite suffering....more
Bronco McKart Fights For UBO World Championship
Former WBO and IBA world champion Bronco “Superman” McKart (52-9-1, 31 KOs) will be going for his third world title on September 18 in his hometown of Monroe, Michigan, where he will take on an opponent to be announced for the vacant UBO World Middleweight title.
A true veteran of the game, McKart made his professional debut in 1992 and won the Michigan State and WBC International light middleweight titles on his way to his first shot at a world championship in 1996 where he stopped Santos Cardona from Puerto Rico to lift the WBO crown.
McKart lost the WBO title to future Hall-Of-Famer Winky Wright, but it was a ..more
MARQUEZ VS. DIAZ 2 WEBSITE GOES LIVE
WHORUPICKING.COM IS THE ONLINE HOME FOR "FIGHT OF THE YEAR: THE REMATCH"
Following the groundbreaking success of Golden Boy Promotions' official website for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Sugar Shane Mosley showdown this past May, WhoRUPicking.com is back, and is now featuring all the latest news and coverage for the highly-anticipated July 31 rematch between Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez and Juan "Baby" Diaz.
The website features an interactive poll where you can vote for the winner of all the PPV bouts (Marquez vs. Diaz, Jacobs vs. Pirog, Guerrero vs. Casamayor and Linares vs. Juarez), exclusive videos with footage from Marquez and Diaz' first bout (which was the consensus pick for 2009 Fight of the Year), training camp reports and in-depth bios. It also has fan contests, badges for fans to put on their Twitter and Facebook accounts or own websites and all the information you need to see the fight live on Pay-..click here
Abell Gets Redemption; Dismantles Lyons in Four!
Press Release: July 19, 2010: Read: Abell out for Revenge against Lyons !
Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell waited four years to get another crack at Arron Lyons and knew he had to look sensational when the two met last Saturday at the St. Paul Armory in St. Paul, MN.
In 2006, Lyons shockingly TKO’ed Abell inside of one round when the latter was one of the hottest heavyweight prospects on the planet. Aside from scoring a jaw dropping stoppage, Lyons blatantly disrespected the Coon Rapids native during post fight interviews.
Lyons once again stepped into the ring with an array of confidence and little respect for his opponent. But this time around, Lyons couldn’t put his money where his mouth is.
Abell entered the squared circle in supreme condition and was in complete control from the opening bell. The hard hitting Abell tagged the Gulfport , MS based Lyons with peppering jabs and flush straight left hands during the first. The local favorite dominated the next two stanzas, fighting through desperate rough house tactics by Lyons , before silencing him up for good.
In the very next frame, Abell landed a hard right hand that opened a huge cut under Lyons ’ left eye. The referee quickly took Lyons to the ringside physician, who ruled he could not continue. Abell was awarded a TKO 52 seconds into the fourth and ultimately had the last laugh.
“It was great to finally shut this guy up,” Abell said after the fight. “He was talking a lot of trash since he upset me a few years back, but now I think there is no doubt in anybody’s mind that his victory was a fluke.”
With the moral importance of defeating Lyons of the way, Promoter Tony Grygelko envisions big picture success for Abell.
“Joey has had some ups and downs but we are ready to take on any of the top heavyweight,” said Grygelko, a former prizefighter himself. “He is one of the hardest pound for pound punchers on the planet and is eager to prove that he can hang with the top flight fighters. All he needs is a fair opportunity.”
TUA VS BARRETT ENDS IN DRAW
Press Release: July 18, 2010 - Pic by Shadow PR
On Saturday night, before a packed house at the Tropicana showroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented an action packed eight bout card. The event, shown live on PPV, featured knockouts, upsets, and just all around great fights.
The show was headlined by David Tua defending his WBO Asian Pacific and WBO Oriental titles against long-time top rated contender Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett. Prior to the fight, Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing, stated what an exciting fight it would be, and he was right on point.
Barrett, who announced prior to the fight that win lose or draw this would be his last bout, was a huge underdog coming in against the heavy-handed Tua and in the .click here
TNT AT THE TROPICANA FIGHT COVERAGE
By Michael Amakor - July 17, 2010
Mike Stops Jorge Ruiz:
RD1: Lots of grappling, Perez hits Ruiz to the body and he wilts to the canvas, some hard body shots latter and a counter left sends Ruiz flat on his back to the canvas were he gets counted out.
Jason Escalera Stops Acevedo
Light Heavyweights Action - Referee Randy Newman
Rd 1: Amador piles the pressure early after an initial Jason assault, Jason begins a body attack, center of the ring action. Amador swings for the fences, some hard jabs force amador to reel bat. Jason jabs to the body hard and amador tries to catch him against the ripes to lose the round.
Rd2: Jason lands a furuious flurry mostly to the head, but amador pressures and wrestlers jason, inside fighting against the ropes but jason swing out of it. Center of the ring action, Jason seems to be connecting with most of his body shots.
Rd3: Jason tripples up on his jabs connecting as Amador tries to counter. Amador counters hugely and seems to be winning the inside fight but Jason has him against the ropes and is hooking to the head, jason rippling up on his jab, they land but they are not powerful/no kayo power. Jason wins....but Amador is the better inside fighter when he throws a punch.
Amador did not come out of his corner for the fourth, and Jason becomes the the winner by TKO.
Jargal vs. James Hope Draw Grueling Slug Fest
Rd1: Jargal shows several defensive lapses as he repeatedly gets clocked by Hope. Midway he begins to land some head shots, and weaving. but he has a good jab. Hope connects from ackward angles catching Jargal repeatedly. Round to Hope.
Rd2: Hope rips and stuns Jargal repeatedly to the head, Hope keeps Jargal at the end of his jab. Occasional stinging jabs by Jargal. Round to Hope who simple picks apart the weaving Jargal with accurate hooks and straffing swings.
Rd3: Hope jabs to open, Hope connecting and pacing Jargal. Jargal seems confused and eats several overhand rights and lefts from hope. Jargal begins to get back into the fight but it was en even exchange.
Rd 4: toe to toe action. both fighters slowing down as Jargal seemed to surge.
Rd5: Hope surges and struggles against Jargal, middle of the ring action with both guys taking their turns in trading power punches and power shots against each other.
Rd6: Jargal seems to be getting the upper hand, as Hope tires although hope tries to f
Rd 7: Head butts and hard punches to the heads start off this fast paced frenetic round. DING dong back and forth action with each fighter coming forward, Jargal connects but a valiant Hopes fights furiously. Sweat flying everywhere. Both fighters working very hard to win the round. A head hunting grueling affair. Hope lands some clean shots but Jargal has a strafing jab. Jargal seems to be landing the more harder shots.
FULL REPORT COMING SOON
ZAB JUDAH IS BACK
By Michael Amakor - July 16, 2010 - Listen to Round By Round Vommentary
Former Welterweight Champion Zab Judah needed just two rounds to dismantle the challenge posed by Cruz in his come back trail to a shot at another title after high profile losses to Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto.
Zab used his southpaw fighting style, and elusive lateral movement to tame the attack from Cruz who tried to trap the weaving Judah against the ropes, Zab concentrated on attacking Cruz to the body, before unleashing a barrage that put Cruz down to the canvas. Cruz beat the count only to see himself bludgeoned against the ropes forcing the referee to stop the fight. Full report coming soon
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.
ADAM KOWNACKI TKOS DAMIAN CLEMENT
In a crowd pleasing bruising affair Adam and Clement both exchanged bombs with Adam going down first to the canvas before recovering and dropping Damian in the 2nd round including almost finishing off Damian who was saved by the bell only to get caught by another shot that forced the referee to stop the fight.
More Results Coming
PASCAL AND DAWSON MAKE WEIGHT FOR 30-DAY PRE-FIGHT
Press Release: July 16 2010
With exactly one month remaining until two of the top fighters in the world enter the ring at the Bell Centre in Montreal, current WBC Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (25-1-0, 16 KOs) and undefeated American Pound for Pound superstar and two-time world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (29-0-0, 17 KOs) hit the scales for their mandatory 30-day pre-fight weigh in. The limit mandated by the WBC 30 days before a Light Heavyweight championship is 192.5 lbs.
The 12-round Pascal vs. Dawson WBC light heavyweight championship fight will be televised live, from the Bell Centre in Montraeal, on HBO World Championship..click here
Tua prepared to take care of business and Barrett
Tua-Barrett headlines Saturday night’s PPV show in Atlantic City
Press Release: July 15, 2010
Power-punching David “Tuamanator” Tua isn’t looking past his opponent Saturday night, former world title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett, despite being mentioned as a future opponent for world champions David Haye and the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali.
Tua trained in Jersey City, New Jersey to prepare for Saturday night’s 12-round main event fight on the “T-N-T at the Tropicana” pay-per-view event, presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Tua (51-3-1, 43 KOs), rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Organization, hasn’t fought in Atlantic City for eight years, however, he’s undefeated fighting there in 13 fights with 12 knockouts.
“I have to do what needs to be done right up through Saturday night’s fight,” Tua said. “Everything has been fantastic in camp. I have to stay on top of what’s important, focusing 100-percent on my fight against Barrett. Israel Garcia (sparring partner) has ..click here
Bobby Gunn Targets Nakash!
Press Release: July 15, 2010
It was just over a year ago that Bobby "The Celtic Warrior" Gunn put forth a gutsy effort against IBF/Ring Magazine Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek. Gunn's performance was commended by fight fans and various media outlets, who penned about his tremendous heart. The Hackensack , NJ native expected his showing against Adamek to help him land another notable bout, but this hasn't been the case.
Since giving his all against the hard hitting Pole, Gunn had a number of bouts fall out and is yet to return to the squared circle. With one year down the tubes, the 36 year old Gunn acknowledges he's in the final chapter of his career and is only interested in facing world rated fighters.
"From world title fights to unsanctioned referees and early stoppages, I have seen it all," exclaimed Gunn, a former IBA Cruiserweight champion. "I am a seasoned pro and have earned my stripes, so at this point it only benefits me to face noteworthy opponents."
Flash back to July 11 2009, when heavily hyped Ran Nakash dismantled William Bailey on the Adamek-Gunn undercard. Ringsiders were buzzing about Nakash's performance and were in agreement that he was ready for a step up. From that day forward, the unbeaten Nakash was linked to a match up against Gunn. Unfortunately, the bout is yet click here
TUA-BARRETT ATLANTIC CITY WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Both main event fighters, David Tua (51-3-1, 43KO's) and Monte Barrett (34-9, 20KO's) weighed-in today on the boardwalk outside of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City in anticipation of their upcoming heavyweight title fight, Saturday night on PPV. Both fighters looked to be in great shape with Tua tipping the scales at 237 1/2 lbs. while Barrett weighed-in at 225 lbs. The show, T-N-T at the Tropicana, is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and will start at 7PM. The PPV telecast will go live on the air at 8PM ET. Tua vs. Barrett is scheduled for twelve rounds, and will be for Tua's WBO Asian Pacific and WBO Oriental titles.
CATCH IT LIVE ON PPV: T-N-T at the Tropicana is promoted by Joe ..click here
Celebrity List Growing for Zab Judah Fight
NJ "Housewives," Jets and Adamek line up to support Zab Judah Friday Night in Newark
The Jets' Pro Bowl Left Tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, linebacker Bart Scott and Cleveland Browns' defensive back Mike Adams will line up alongside IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz Adamek and two of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" in support of Former Undisputed Welterweight and Junior Welterweight Champion Zab "Super" Judah when he fights at Newark's Prudential Center on Friday night. The undercard action begins at 7 p.m. when Judah takes on Jose Armando Santa Cruz in a Junior Welterweight bout.
A host of celebrities plan to turn out for the event, including "Real Housewives of New Jersey" favorites Teresa Guidice and Jacqueline Laurita, who plan to sit front and center for the big event.
"My family and I are big boxing fans and we've watched Zab through the time,.. click here
“Paula Robeson”—Introducing Kymmberli Stowe
By: George Hanson Jr., Esq.
Until I interviewed Kymmberli Stowe, Paul Robeson headed my list as the most accomplished person that I had ever read about, met, or knew. Robeson, who passed away at age 77 in 1976, was an internationally renowned concert singer, actor, All-American and professional basketball and football player, writer, multi-lingual orator, scholar, lawyer and social activist. Only the third African-American accepted to Rutgers University, Robeson earned 15 varsity letters in football, basketball, and track and field and was his class valedictorian. He then went on to Columbia Law School graduating in 1923, practicing law before pursuing his career in the entertainment industry. As of Spring 2010, Robeson’s run in Othello from 1943-1945 holds the record for the longest running Shakespeare play on Broadway. He achieved worldwide fame for his artistic accomplishments and uncompromising beliefs that clashed with the engrained racist attitudes of the ..click here
Quotes From Judah - Santa Cruz Final Press Conference
Picture by Marty Rosengarten - Ringside Photos
The final press conference for the July 16th Zab Judah vs. Jose Armando Santa Cruz "Brick City Boxing Series" show at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, was held at the impressive Global Boxing Gym, North Bergen, NJ. Here are quotes from the event.
Kathy Duva: "Zab Judah started his boxing career with Main Events many years ago, and he's still a very young man, just as I am very young! Zab has announced his intentions to finish his career with us."
"Another reason why Zab decided to come back to Main Events is that we agreed to work with him together as partners (with Super Juadh Promotions) in this promotion. It's very important to Zab to play that role, to learn the business, to become more aware...click here
Abell out for Revenge against Lyons !
Press Release: July 13, 2010
Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell was once a can't miss heavyweight prospect. The 6'4 240 lb power punching phenom viciously stopped eight of his first nine victims inside of two rounds, emphatically stamping his ticket as one of boxing's most exciting up and comers in the process. Abell, who literally knocked opponents out of the ring, was undoubtedly on the fast track to success; this was until he met Arron Lyons.
Lyons was expected to be another opponent the Coon Rapids native would walk right through, but Abell’s night it wasn’t. The New Mexico product scored a shocking first round stoppage, leaving the crowd at Philadelphia ’s Legendary Blue Horizon in disbelief. The defeat was also disheartening for Abell and an experience he still remembers to this day.
“The loss hit me pretty quickly and it was painful”, said Abell, who was stopped ..click here
‘Gateway to Greatness " A World Championship Tripleheader
With Cory Spinks vs. Cornelius Bundrage
Don King has promoted many of the biggest main events and best undercards in boxing history, and he’s still building great shows as evidenced by the fact he has added another world championship to his “Gateway to Greatness” on Aug. 7 in St. Louis, which is now a world championship tripleheader.
King had said he would move the IBF junior middleweight championship featuring titleholder Cory Spinks against IBF mandatory challenger Cornelius “K9” Bundrage—originally scheduled for June 12— to Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7. He made it official today by adding the 12-round match to his existing twinbill that showcases two undefeated world champions. WBC and IBF 140-pound champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (20-0, 13 KOs) will defend against former WBA junior welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs), and IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” ..click here
JIMMY LANGE WINS BY KNOCKOUT IN 2ND ROUND
Press Release: July 12, 2010 - Photo by Michael Greenhill
Jimmy Lange knocked down Jimmy LeBlanc early in the second round and then followed up by knocking out the Boston-based fighter at the 1:30 mark of the second round following a string of body blows. After a slow start in the first round where LeBlanc caught the former Contender star several times, Lange quickly took control in the second delivering numerous shots to the body which visibly hurt a grimacing LeBlanc. It was Lange’s 10th straight hometown fight at the Patriot Center. Lange announced plans to return to the George Mason venue for an 11th time November 6, but will look for at least one out-of-town fight between now and then. Among the crowd of 3,833 in attendance at the Ice Promotions card were former world champion William Joppy, former Redskins linebacker and radio personality LaVar Arrington, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Kris “Savage” McCra click here
Poland’s Adam “Baby- Face” Kownacki Returns
Press Release: July 10, 2010 - Zab Judah Fight July 16 at “The Rock”
Polish boxing fans have come to anticipate thrilling action from one of their Polish compatriots whenever they come to Prudential Center in Newark NJ. Expect the red and white Polish banners to fly and cheering to be exuberant as the tradition continues on July 16th. Adam Kownacki, fresh off of a 4th round KO of Yohan Banks, is scheduled to face 230lb Damon Clement of Ohio.
Fighting on the undercard of the Zab Judah vs. Jose Armando Santa Cruz fight, Kownacki will have a perfect opportunity to display his talents to the boxing world. In strict preparation for his upcoming bout, Kownacki has worked exclusively with his long time trainer Leon Taylor and the Global Boxing team to prepare ..click here
NEW BOXING BOOK: PLANET BOXING
By Ted Sares
Planet Boxing is a journey to many different global locations to track the lineage of the sport and to show that, despite cultural and social diffirences between each country, boxing remains a common denominator throughout the world.
"If you like boxing...If you love boxing...Then you will love this book. Ted " The Bull " Sares has a way of taking the sport of boxing to it's inner core. Stripped down, mano y mano. Ask no quarter, give no quarter. This is a man who has followed boxing for years sharing his profound memories in words that make you feel that you are almost at ringside. Ted does not shy away from anything. He shares the courage of the fighters he writes about but he also shares the tragedy of some."
Ted is a boxing historian and advocate for boxing reform. Sares lives with his wife, Holly, in northern New Hampshire. is also the author of popular "Boxing Is My Sanctuary", and "Reelin in the Years" and you can purchase his books on Amazon.com.
Lange to Face LeBlanc/DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley to fight Tim Coleman
10 RDS: Jimmy Lange/154 lbs. v Jimmy LeBlanc/154 lbs.
8 RDS. Damian Fuller/143 lbs. v DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley/141 lbs.
6 RDS. Tony “Mo Better” Jeter/154 lbs. v Lawrence Jones/153 lbs.
6 RDS. Dontre King/144 ½ lbs. v. Juan “The Savior” Rodriguez/143 lbs.
4 RDS. Todd “White Lightning” Wilson/132 lbs. v Calvin “Peco” Faggins/125 lbs.
6 RDS. Natalie Forget/119 lbs. v Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas/121 lbs.
4 RDS. Zain ‘Tiger” Shah/158 lbs. v Antonio Wells/*Scheduled to weigh-in tonight at 6pm
4 RDS. Brandon Quarles/154 lbs. v Vincent “The Beast” Batteast/153 lbs.
In the appendix you find the medium dates of universe box graduation to universe champion Night on 17 July 2010 in Schwerin: Double WM in the city of the seven lakes!
WBA-/WBO-/WIBF-Weltmeisterschaft im Fliegengewicht (ZDF live ab 22.00 Uhr)
Susi Kentikian (GER) vs. Arely Mucino (MEX)
WBO-Weltmeisterschaft im Halbschwergewicht
Jürgen Brähmer (GER) vs. Alexandro Lakatus (ESP)
Alexander Alekseev (RUS) vs. Denis Lebedev (RUS)
Further fights: among other things Marcel Meyerdiercks, Eddy property farmhand, Christian hammer
FERNANDO GUERRERO FACES A TOUGH TEST IN VETERAN ISHE SMITH ON SHOBOX
NEW YORK (July 9, 2010)–-Just days from celebrating its ninth anniversary, SHOWTIME will televise a quintessential ShoBox: The New Generation fight card from DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss., just a short drive from Memphis, Tenn. In emblematic fashion, this edition of ShoBox will feature highly-regarded prospects in the toughest and arguably most important fights of their careers.
World-ranked middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (18-0, 15 KOs) will put his undefeated record on the line against tough veteran Ishe Smith (21-4, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout in the main event of a tripleheader telecast on Friday, July 16, live SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) at DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven , Miss.
The tripleheader will be the 143rd ShoBox telecast since the series began on ...click here
McBride returns Saturday night against new opponent
Press Release: July 8, 2010 - Watch Mcbride Interview
Mike Tyson-conqueror Kevin “The Clones Colossus” McBride, former Irish heavyweight champion and 1992 Olympian, returns to the ring Saturday night (July 10) for the first time in more than 2 ½ years against veteran Zack Page in an 8-round bout at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The 37-year-old McBride (34-6-1, 29 KOs), fighting out of Boston, is best known for knocking Tyson into retirement. The 6-6, 280-pound Irishman stopped Tyson in the sixth-round of their June 11, 2005 fight in Washington D.C. McBride fought three times after that, his last October 6, 2007 against Andrew Golota, and he’s been inactive ever since.
“Everything in training camp has been as good as we had hoped,” McBride....click here
"Universum Champions Night" on July 31 at the o2 World Hamburg
For more then 26 years Hamburg has been the home for Universum Box-Promotion and on July 31 another highlight will be staged. WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik will headline the “Universum Champions Night” at the o2 World in Hamburg. Additionally the fans will see an all German championship battle with WBA super middleweight world champion Dimitri Sartison and Khoren Gevor.
The 28 year old Zbik (29-0, 10 KOs) was originally slated to face Khoren Gevor on July 17 Schwerin. There had been tension between Zbik and Universum after Zbik’s July 17 fight fell through, however those issues have been resolved and both are looking to the future. He will now face an “acid test” opponent to be named in the coming days. The WBC has finally signalled that champion Sergio Gabriel Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) will have to face Zbik this fall, and...click here
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Benefit for World Champ: Emile Griffith
By David Pambianchi - John Pennisi Illustration of Emile Griffith
One of boxing's "All-Time Greats," Emile Griffith has been tormented for almost 50 years since regaining the championship from Benny "Kid " Paret in the brutal 12 round bout that resulted in Benny's death. Now with only Social Security Benefits to make ends meet, Emile is in the fight of his life as he battles Pugilistic Dementia along with other health concerns.
With the initiative of long time friend Dave Selwyn, Illustrator John Pennisi created 112 limited prints of Emile Griffith (Emile's total bouts). On metallic paper measuring 11 x14 and personally autographed by Emile, they are now available to the general public. Each print is numbered with fight opponent, date and result. With all proceeds going to Emile, you can purchase a piece of boxing history and help Emile at the same time.
To purchase a print, please make a check out to Emile Griffith for $99.95.
(Includes shipping charges)
P.O. Box 1828
New City, NY 10956
Inquiries contact: [email protected] or Visit David's Website: "Writer's Edge"
10 Questions With 6x World Champion Emile Griffith
By David Selwyn
Griffith is one of the greatest welterweight and middleweight champions ever. He appeared in 23 title bouts. Emile held the welterweight title three times and the middleweight title twice and the Jr. Middleweight title once. His career spanned three decades. Griffith retired with a record of 85 wins and 24 losses and one no contest. He was inducted into the first class of the boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Griffith boxed 339 title-fight rounds. More than any other fighter in the history of boxing.
D.S.: How did you get involved with the sport of boxing?
E.G.: That’s a funny story, Dave. I never wanted to become a boxer. I wanted to be a baseball player. I’m from the Virgin Islands. My mother moved to New York City and I followed. When I was a teenager, my cousin got me a job at a factory. One hot day, I took off my shirt. Howard Albert, the factory owner, stared at me and was impressed with my physique and asked if I ever boxed before. I thought he was crazy. He was a big boxing fan. He brought me over to a P.A.L. gym and introduced me to Gil Clancy. Gil and ..continue
Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries centenary
Press Release: June 21, 2010
As part of the Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries centenary in Reno, Top Rank Incorporated, the Grand Sierra Resort, and Let's Get It On Promotions present an evening of professional boxing.
Main and Co-Main bouts on Fox Sports and Fox Sports Espanol
"Reno Xtreme Fights - The Legacy Continues" will feature top Mexican prospect Ulises "Archie" Solis (30-2, 21 KOs) vs. Eric Ortiz (32-10, 21 KOs) in a 10 round Jr. Flyweight bout. Solis is the IBF #1 contender and the fight against his fellow countryman Ortiz is a rematch of their 2006 world title fight in which Solis won by 9th round TKO.
In the evening’s co-main event, fans will get the chance to see a rematch of a welterweight war that took place in Las Vegas in 2009. Top Filipino welterweight “Mighty” Mark Melligan (18-2, 13 KOs) will again stand toe to toe with Mexico’s Michel Rosales (27-3, 23 KOs). Rosales was awarded the first fight by split decision. Melligan vs. Rosales is ..click here
Interview with boxing legend Greg Haugen
Before Greg Haugen became a three-time world champion at lightweight and junior welterweight, he fought in Toughman competitions in the saloons of Alaska, where the winner’s share was $50.
As a pro, Haugen fought Pernell Whitaker, Julio Cesar Chavez, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Vinny Pazienza, Tony ”The Tiger” Lopez and Jimmy Paul, to mention only a few.
Enjoy one of the most-colorful interviews we’ve ever done on The Ringside Boxing Show with one of the true legends of the 1990s by visiting www.ringsideboxingshow.com or http://ringsideboxingshow.podbean.com/
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Mark Tucker 175.5 lbs. - Billy Bailey 175 lbs.
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Team Valuev Accepts $2.5 Million
Press Release: June 19,
“No more lies, K2,” Team
Valuev said today. “No more posturing. No more subterfuge. No more
Team Valuev announced today that they will accept an offer made by K2
Promotions for former two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight
champion Nikolai “Russian Giant” Valuev (50-2, 34 KOs), from St.
Petersburg, Russia., to face World Boxing Council heavyweight champion
Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs), from Ukraine.
Promoter Don King said much misinformation has been disseminated
regarding his position and statements pertaining to Valuev, the fighter
he represents with Sauerland Event.
“Due to many incorrect representations in the past, I want to make it
perfectly clear that K2 Promotions has offered Nikolai Valuev $2.5
million to face Vitali Klitschko, and on behalf of Team Valuev, we are
accepting their offer.
“Nikolai Valuev is the pride
of Russia and the Russian people, and he wants to fight for his country
and his fans. I hope K2 keeps their word. I hope we are done with the
excuses, be they physical, financial or otherwise. Let’s get it on.
Let’s go to the mat. My man Niko is going to knock Vitali out.”
JUDAH VS CRUZ UNDER CARD
Press Release: June 18, 2010
- Read Zab Judah: Undisputed Champion /
The undercard for the July 16th Zab “Super” Judah vs. Jose Armando
Santa Cruz is shaping up to be a true boxing fan’s treat with abundant
The main event featuring Zab Judah, Brooklyn, NY 38-6, 26 KO’s vs.
Jose Armando Santa Cruz, Michoacán, Mexico, 28-4, 17 KO will be a 10
round junior welterweight crowd pleaser. Zab promised that the match up
will be full of action and excitement and that he has a few surprises in
store for the fans.
On the undercard, undefeated welterweight, Alex Perez of Newark, NJ,
11-0, 7 KO’s will bring exciting local action to Prudential Center as he
takes on New York City’s, Vincent Arroyo, 10-1, 7 KO’s. These are two
excellent welterweight prospects that have trouble getting matches and
have decided to fight each other in a true crossroads fight. In his last
bout, Arroyo upset Paterson’s Jeremy Bryan.
In his second appearance at Prudential Center, Brooklyn, NY’s, Sadam
Lange to Face LeBlanc in July 10 Main
Press Release: June 16, 2010
July 10 at the Patriot Center, popular junior middleweight contender,
Jimmy Lange (31-4-2, 22 KOs) of Great Falls, VA looks to get back on the
winning track when he goes head-to-head against ring veteran Jimmy
LeBlanc (12-16-4, 4 KOs) of Weymouth, MA in the Main Event. The show
will take place at the George Mason University campus facility which
will be Lange’s tenth straight bout on his home turf. The 10-round
headliner is part of “No Excuses,” an Ice Promotions event (www.jimmylangeboxing.com)
presented by Valcourt Building Services (www.valcourt.net) featuring top
professional boxing. Tickets start at only $35 and can be purchased at
all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office.
former star on the first season of The Contender reality TV boxing show,
has held two World Boxing Championship (WBC) regional belts (Continental
Americas and USNBC). After losing a 12-round decision to Chase Shields
back in March, he is seeking a victory over LeBlanc, who has
consistently faced tough opponents during his ...click
Huck to defend WBO
Cruiserweight Title against
WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (29-1, 22 KOs) will take
Matt Godfrey (20-1, 10 KOs) in Erfurt on August 21. It will
already be his fourth title defence. “Godfrey is a tough fighter, but he
will not get my title,” Huck said. “I want to keep impressing the fans
all over the world and I am determined to put on a spectacular
performance against Godfrey.”
Huck has just returned to Germany today after joining 2010
International Boxing Hall
of Fame Inductee
Wilfried Sauerland for a special weekend in Canastota, where he
also met new stablemate
Steve Cunningham. The IBF Cruiserweight Champion handed him the
sole loss of his career back in
December 2007. “I
hope we will meet again at some point down the road,” Huck said. “There
is still something that needs to be settled between the two of us.”
Huck enjoyed the
Hall of Fame Weekend. “It was great to meet all the boxing
legends and visit the Hall
of Fame,” he said. “I am still impressed. One day I want to be
among the biggest champions, too. I will start with a victory over
Godfrey on August 21. That is all I am thinking about right now.”
Marco Antonio Rubio vs
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Goodwin Promotions “Summer Fight Night
Explosion” York Hall - Press Release: June 11, 2010
the huge success of his ‘A Night Of The Rising Stars’ event at York Hall
back in April promoter Steve Goodwin recently announced that his “Summer
Fight Night Explosion” at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday
19th June, will be bigger, better and even more explosive!
A tall order, as “A Night Of The Rising Stars” received justifiable
rave reviews, but true to his word Goodwin has pulled out all the stops
to bring a top notch TWELVE bout event to the Capital’s world famous
OK, so we’ve got the bigger, and it seems that Goodwin’s got the
better and more explosive covered as well with the return of two of the
most exciting and heavy hitting war lords on the domestic scene today,
Yassine El Maachi, who on the 19th June will battle with Dee Mitchell,
and Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander, who will lock horns with ...click
T-N-T AT THE TROPICANA
TUA VS. TWO GUNZ
Saturday July 17th, Star Boxing returns to the Tropicana Casino and
Resort in Atlantic City, NJ with a sizzling heavyweight showdown, when
David Tua (51- 3-1, 43 KO's) squares off against and Monte "Two Gunz"
Barrett (34-9, 20 KO's) in what is expected to be an all-out war of heay-hitting,
former world title challengers.
"We had great success with our show at the
Tropicana back in March and we are expecting an even greater event this
summer featuring this can't miss heavyweight showdown," stated Joe
DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing. "With David and Monte you have two
heavyweights who both are going to leave everything they have in the
ring. Both of these guys have very heavy hands, and will look to trade
big shots from the moment that bell sounds to start round one. Anytime
you have two guys of this nature going toe-to- toe, you just know you
are in for a special treat. I am looking forward to fistic fireworks at
the Tropicana on the Atlantic City boardwalk ...click
Miller Ready for Rahman
Press Release: June 10, 2010
Shannon Miller admits he will be facing the
most dangerous fighter of his career when he steps into the ring in the
10-round main event against two-time heavyweight champion Hasim "The
Rock" Rahman at "The Rock Returns" event on June 19 at the Niagara Falls
Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York.
But the opportunity to notch a win over a
big-name heavyweight and then parlay it into even bigger fights is
potentially too lucrative to pass up. Besides, according to Miller,
getting hit hard is completely painless.
36-year-old Miller comes from a
well-respected boxing family. His father, Bob Miller, is a trainer and
cutman for, among others, current super middleweight champion Lucien
Bute. His mother, Lorraine, was Mike Tyson's first promoter. His brother
Shawn is an undefeated light heavyweight. Miller himself has been
fighting since early childhood and turned pro at age 18.
During the day, Miller works as a public
safety officer on the campus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of
the country's top technical colleges. At night, he trains under the
Zab Judah Fight July 16 at “The Rock”
Main Events and Super Judah Promotions are pleased to officially
announce the upcoming fight between Zab “Super” Judah, Brooklyn, NY
(38-6, 26 KO’s) and Jose Armando Santa Cruz, Michoacán, Mexico (28-4, 17
KO’s). The fight will take place on July 16th at Prudential Center,
Newark, NJ. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Ticket and on sale info
will be released shortly.
Zab ‘Super” Judah to be co-promoted by Main Events and Super Judah
May 24, 2010, Totowa, NJ - Main Events and Super Judah promotions are
pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement to co-promote
Brooklyn's electrifying, Zab "Super" Judah.
Judah (38-6, 26 KO’s), the
former undisputed welterweight champion...click
ANDRE WARD VS ALLAN GREEN PR
WARD: “I don’t know if I can compare Allan with anyone I’ve ever
fought before. At the end of the day each fighter has his own strengths
and his own weaknesses. If you’re going to become a great fighter you
have to learn to exploit his weaknesses so that’s what we’re working on.
But I don’t get caught up in trying to compare this guy with that. At
the end of the day I look at June 19 as a fresh night. And it’s all
about showing up on that night. So even though we’ve studied tape I
expect a better Allan Green than what I’ve seen on tape. I’ve prepared
myself mentally for this to ..click
YANKEE STADIUM JUNE 4, 2010 FOR THE WBA
By Michael Amakor at Ringside
Sylvester defends IBF
Middleweight Title, Cunningham wins IBF Cruiserweight Belt
Press Release: June 4, 2010
Sebastian Sylvester defended his IBF Middleweight Title on Saturday
night in Neubrandenburg when he and mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin
settled for a draw in front of a wild crowd of 4.500 fans. After 12
close rounds, the scores were 118-111, 111-117 and 114-114. “I am
pleased to have defended my title,” Sylvester said. “It was a close, a
tough fight. Although Karmazin was more active, I landed the clearer
shots. I think I was up a few rounds.”
Sylvester, whose strong defence absorbed
most of Karmazin´s punches, turned it on in the later rounds when he
punished his opponent with one-two combinations. “Sebastian really
connected well later on and the fight was close to being stopped in the
11th,” coach Karsten Rower said. “If Sebastian had landed one or two
more punches then, he could have stopped him. Karmazin was a tough
opponent with a higher work-rate, but Sebastian landed the better shots
and also worked well to the body.”
The 37-year-old Russian, whose left eye was
badly swollen, felt he had won the fight. “It was a close encounter,” he
said. “I had problems to find my rhythm in the first round because I got
a thumb into my eye early. In round six I had problems with my liver so
I really had to hang in there between rounds six and ten not to lose my
focus. I felt I threw more punches and should have won the fight.”
Promoter Kalle Sauerland disagreed: “If you look into the two fighters´
faces, you know who won – Sebastian is almost unmarked, while Karmazin´s
face is swollen. It was an exciting fight on a very high level.
Congratulations to both men.”
Cunningham Clinches IBF
Press Release: June 4, 2010
In the co-featured main event, Steve
Cunningham made a winning debut for Team Sauerland as he clinched the
vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title thanks to a fifth-round TKO victory over
Troy Ross. Cunningham controlled the center of the ring from the first
second on, cleverly keeping his opponent at bay with his strong left
jab. He landed a big left in the first round and not soon after Ross´
face was swollen. The pattern remained the same, with Cunningham
dominating and landing good shots before Ross scored a knock-down with a
big left in the fourth. However, Cunningham responded with a powerful
punch that badly cut Ross below his left eye. The ring doctor advised
the referee to stop the fight after one second of the fifth round
because of a vertically cut eyelid. Since the injury was caused by a
punch, as the referee ruled, Cunningham won by TKO. After the fight, the
supervisor confirmed the referee’s decision. Ross will undergo surgery
today before flying home. “We wish him all the best and a speedy
recovery,” Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer said. “It was a
high-class fight and we are thrilled to have added another champion to
our line-up. Steve Cunningham is a great fighter with a great team.”
Cunningham thanked his entire team for
their great support. “It is great to be a champion again,” he said. “We
have worked so hard and I want to thank my whole team and of course Team
Sauerland who made this possible. I knew Ross would cut easily and that
he could not beat me. The plan was to keep touching him and hit him hard
later on. I am very happy. My goal is to become the best cruiserweight
in the history of boxing.”
Promoter Kalle Sauerland congratulated him
on a strong performance. “That was USS Cunningham at his very best,” he
said. “He has a great team behind him. He has now defeated all three
reigning cruiserweight champions. After the tremendous success of the
Super Six tournament, we will be trying to put together something
similar in this exciting division. We got WBO Champion Marco Huck under
contract so we have a lot of options. I can promise fight fans all over
the world that the best will be fighting the best at cruiserweight, too.
We will try to sort out the details in the next couple of weeks.”
On the undercard, Yoan Pablo Hernandez
cruised to an uncontested points victory over Zack Page.
Boxing Diva” Aiken
By George Hanson Jr., Esq
- Photo by Merrick Foster
“My mommy is a very busy lady, leave a
message and she will call you back,” states eight-year-old Christion on
his mother’s answering service. The precocious young man should be
commended for his accurate and precise statement. Since the passing of
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, the hardest working man in show
business, nobody has been as busy as Christion’s mother, 2009 Salute to
Philly Boxers Matchmaker of the Year, Renee Aiken—a fixture at almost
every boxing event on the east coast. Over the past four years Aiken has
blazed a trail throughout the boxing world working for at least fifteen
promoters in every major city in the United States. In November it was
off to Las Vegas to assist her nephew, two-division world champion, Zab
“Super” Judah with his promotional efforts. To say
that her services are in demand is an understatement
because promoters of the sweet science cannot get
enough of this erudite, charming, meticulous, caring
The Passing of Raymond Munson,
Long-Time Assistant to Heavyweight
Champion Sonny Liston
By George Hanson Jr., Esq - May
Godfather of Boxing - Raymond Munson
with great sadness that I announce
the passing of another boxing legend
- Raymond Munson, longtime assistant
to heavyweight champion Sonny Liston,
who passed away over the weekend at
the age of 84. He was an integral
part of the HBO Documentary on
Liston. Muncie, as he is
affectionately called, was a fixture
for over 60 years on the Philly
fight scene having worked with
several fighters including Dorsey
Lay, Hughie "Buttons" Kearney and
for the past ten years as an
assistant along with Frank "The
Silk" Montgomery to trainer Charles
Ramey and his fighters - Willie "The
Gladiator" Gibbs, Hammerin' Hank
Lundy, Philip "The Mongoose" McCants
and "Dangerous" Darrell Jones. You
could always count on Muncie to be
at the gym every day at 5 pm. In
late 2008 he suffered a mild stroke
that took him away from the gym.
Like all great fighters he recovered
and had adjusted quite well to the
Ivy Hill Nursing Home where he was a
celebrity. Everybody knew him. He
missed the gym and always joked
about me and Charles Ramey "busting
him out" every time we visited.
was his life and everybody loved
him. We would tease him that he was...click
Heavyweight Prospect Tony
‘TNT’ Grano Ready To Explode
Press Release: May 28, 2010
Heavyweight prospect Tony “TNT”
Grano has his timer set to explode
Saturday night, June 26, when he
headlines “Pride & Power,” presented
by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic
Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES),
in the 10-round main event at
Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,
All-Americas heavyweight champion,
Grano (17-1-1, 13 KOs) – fighting
out of Hartford – takes on Horace
Ray “The Reeazon” Grant (15-2, 9
KOs) in the “Pride & Power”
is probably the most popular boxer
in New England,” promoter Jimmy
Burchfield said. “He has a growing
legion of fans that support him
whenever he fights. We’ve loaded
this card with some of the best
fighters in Connecticut like Mike
Oliver, David Bauza and Chad
Dawson’s older brother, Rick. Joe
Smith, Jr. will be in action looking
for his fifth first-round knockout
in his fifth pro fight.”
the reigning New England and EBA
super bantamweight champion, faces
former multiple title-holder
Mauricio “Indio Boy” Pastrana
(35-13-2, 23 KOs) in the co-feature.
Oliver, another Hartford fighter, is
rated No. 4 by the USBA. Pastrana
has been world champion of the IBF,
WBA, IBO, and IBA.
Island light heavyweight Smith (4-0,
4 KOs), a 2008 New York Gold Gloves
Champion; Philadelphia welterweight
(6-0, 2 KOs) Frankie Trader;
Hartford middleweight Bauza (5-0, 3
KOs) and New Haven middleweight
Dawson (1-0, 1 KO) are all slated to
fight opponents to be determined in
Adamek - Grant Fight Confirmed for August 21st
Press Release: May
Tomasz Adamek, the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Champion, returns to Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday, August 21st when he takes on Michael Grant as part of the acclaimed “Brick City Boxing Series.” Both titles are on the line. A native of Gilowice, Poland, now fighting out of Jersey City, Adamek has drawn record crowds to Newark’s world class venue during the past year and a half. He returns in August following a successful trip to Ontario, California, where he outclassed highly rated Chris Arreola in front of Arreola’s hometown fans.
Standing a full 6’7” with a wingspan of 86”, Grant (46-3, 34 KO's) is, by far, the biggest opponent Adamek (41-1, 27 KO’s) has ever faced as he continues his quest to add the World Heavyweight Championship to his World Light Heavyweight and World Cruiserweight titles. A former IBC/NABF champ, Grant has been on an 8 bout winning streak since 2003 when he was bested by then undefeated Dominick Guinn. In his last bout on May 7th,.....click here
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This Saturday three world titles will be contested on two continents as part of a packed day of boxing on www.gofightlive.tv
The action kicks off Saturday at 2:30 pm eastern time with Vitali Klitscchko defending the coveted WBC Heavyweight champion against Albert Sosnowki.
Klitshcko has been nothing short of perfect since his return to the ring in 2008 after a four year absence. He reclaimed the WBC crown in his first fight back he dominated and eventually stopped reigning champion Samuel Peter. He then stopped former cruiserweight king Juan Carlos Gomez in nine and then undefeated U.S. hopeful Chris Arreola in ten. In his last bout, Klitschko again dominated an American challenger in Kevin Johnson as Klitschko basically took every second of every round against the boastful Johnson. Klitshcko, 39-2 with thirty-seven knockouts is generally regarded as the number-two ranked Heavyweight in the world behind his brother Wladimir who is the Recognized champion.
Sosnowski had a very gaudy record of 45-2-1 with twenty-seven knockouts and from all indications is in incredible shape as many have not given this huge underdog a chance.
The native of the United Kingdom received this opportunity mainly on the strength of going 2-0-1 in his last three bouts which included a eighth round knockout over former Klitshcko victim Danny Williams. In his last bout, Sosnowski won the European Heavyweight championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over Paolo Vidoz.
A two fight undercard will be part of the broadcast as former Cruiserweight title challenger Jonathon Banks (24-1-1, 17 KO's) will take on Jason Gavern (19-7-3, 8 KO's) for the NABF Heavyweight title. Rounding out the card will be cruiserweight battle between undefeated Nenad Borovcanin (25-0, 18 KO's) battling Raymond Ochieng (21-10-3, 17 KO's)
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It's a World Championship doubleheader from Puerto Rico as Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. defends the WBO Super Bantamweight crown against #1 ranked Zsolt Bedak. And also, Roman 'Rocky' Martinez defends the WBO Super Featherweight title against Gonzalo Mungia.
Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr.: 'We are prepared to defend the title and look good to my people. That's what we intend to do: a good job. My condition is the best from working with my dad (former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Sr.) and my team. I know Bedak is disregarding me because of my little experience in boxing, but everybody should know I've trained real hard to keep my title.'
Zsolt Bedak: 'Our training has been strong (he is trained by former world champion Artur Grigorian) and I have come here to take the title. We've come to put on a great show and go home with a victory.'
Rocky Martinez: 'All I want is the day of the fight to come because I'm in tremendous shape and I want to defend the title again. We are prepared for whatever my opponent brings (Gonzalo) Mungia has been talking a lot. He has a mouth but everything will come out in the ring.'
Two of Puerto Rico's world champions put their belts on the line as in the main event, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. defends the WBO Super Bantamweight crown against Zsolt Bedak. The co-feature will pit WBO Super Featherweight champion Roman 'Rocky' Martinez against Nicaraguan Gonzalo Munguia.
Kennedy v Beranza at Bally's Hotel and Casino
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These fighters did not disappoint, as fans were treated to a thriller they can see now on GoFightLive.tv. The USBA Super Bantamweight Title was on the line for Teon Kennedy and in a fight that saw 12 rounds of gusto, from both Kennedy and his challenger, Jose Angel Beranza.
As the fight started, Kennedy seemed in control and making a sure campaign to retain the title. But Beranza wasn't about to go quietly and in the 6th round, Kennedy's right eye began to swell and then close. Beranza took full advantage and brought himself back into this title fight. Despite eye problems, Kennedy stood and traded with Beranza much to the delight of a near sellout crowd. In the final 2 rounds, fans saw an all out war by both men in an effort to seize the victory.
In the end, would it be Kennedy who stayed undefeated or did Beranza steal the later rounds and the win to earn the USBA Title? Find out by logging in to GoFightLive.tv and see for yourself!
In a stellar co-feature fight, Patrick Majewski and Loren Myers put on a bloody battle for fans. Unfortunately this fight was stopped in the 6th round (scheduled for 8) due to the cut. However, before the stoppage came, fans were treated to an action packed fight filled with heart and courage.
In other bouts, Ronald Cruz remained undefeated at 9-0 as he beat 25 fight veteran Juan Ramon Cruz. Local Favorite, Josh Mercado stopped Joel Nieves in 3 rounds. Ryan Carson won a decision over Marcos Garcia. And finally, Rafael Jastrzebski won a 4 round decision over Troy Maxwell in their Super Middleweight bout.
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Fights at the Fitz
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The highlight of the event at the Fitzgerald Casino in Tunica, Mississippi was the 5th round stoppage of the bout featuring undefeated former amateur standout, Shawn 'Showtime' Porter vs Bobby Kliewer.
With a 1st round knockdown early, this fight proved to be a showstopper. Referee Randy Phillips finally stopped the bout in the 5th round when Porter dropped Kliewer for the fourth time. Porter moves to 15-0 with 12 KOs for his career.
In a battle of undefeated Middleweights, Dominic Wade scored a 4 round unanimous decision over Michael Faulk. Another big bout came from the card featuring a 2nd round stoppage victory for debuting Randy Coffman.
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Boxing this Week on GoFightLive
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USBA Super Bantamweight Championship fight between undefeated Teon 'The Technician' Kennedy (14-0, 6 KOs) will face off against USBA 122lb belt holder Jose Angel Beranza (32-17-2).
Also, the event will co-feature undefeated middleweight bout between Polish import Patrick Majewski (12-0, 7 KOs) and Loren Myers (7-7-1, 2 KOs) will be sure to add excitement to the card.
For full fight card and more details about this upcoming event, Sat May 22 2010 at 07:00 PM ET, visit GoFightLive.tv or click here
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Prize Fight Promotions showcases some of the best up and coming talent with a main event that will feature Jr. Middleweight, Shawn 'Showtime' Porter (14-0) battling Robert Kliewer (10-10-2) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.
Also on the card, another co-feature with undefeated Light Heavyweight Donta Woods (6-0, 5 KO's) taking on Terry Porter.
For full fight card and more details about this upcoming event, Sat May 22 2010 at 07:30 PM ET, visit GoFightLive.tv or click here
Banks Defends NABF heavyweight title
Press Release: May 19, 2010 :
Pictures courtesy of Tom Casino
NABF heavyweight champion
Johnathon Banks makes his first
title defense May 29 on the “Fists
Of Steel” pay-per-view event,
featuring WBC heavyweight title
holder Vitali “Dr. Ironfist”
Klitschko against challenger Albert
“The Dragon” Sosnowski, live from
the 61,000-seat Veltins Arena in
Detroit punisher Banks (24-1, 17
KOs), ranked # 7 in the world by the
WBC and #9 by the IBF, takes on
veteran Jason “The Sensation” Gavern,
rated in the top 15 of the WBC, in
the 12-round co-feature.
“Fists Of Steel,” presented by K2
Promotions and Klitschko Management
Group, is being distributed in North
America by Integrated Sports Media
for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12
PM/PT on both cable and satellite
pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV,
Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the
United States, as well as Bell TV,
Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in
Canada, for a suggested retail price
of only $24.95.
A 3-time U.S. national amateur
champion, Banks captured the NABF
crown last March in what was voted
NABF Fight of the Year, stopping
Travis Walker (34-3-1) with a
dramatic KO in the sixth round of
their title fight in Germany. The
former NABO and IBO cruiserweight
champion, Banks has been the chief
sparring partner for the Klitschko
brothers for the last three years.
He has now emerged in his own right
as one of the top heavyweights ..click
UNDEFEATED WORLD CHAMPION YURI
FOREMAN TO SERVE AS A GRAND MARSHALL
AT “SALUTE TO ISRAEL PARADE” Press Release: May 19, 2010 -
Picture by HBO
World Boxing Association (WBA) super
welterweight champion and future
rabbi YURI FOREMAN will serve as a
Grand Marshall of the 2010 annual
Salute to Israel Parade, the world’s
largest public gathering in
celebration of Israel, celebrating
the 62nd anniversary of Israel with
a spectacular parade featuring song,
dance, floats and props.
The Parade is scheduled to take
place This Sunday! May 23rd; from 11
AM to 4 PM; starting at 57th Street
on Manhattan ’s Fifth Avenue ; rain
or shine; with close to 1,000,000
spectators expected to attend.
Foreman is expected to start riding
up the Fifth Avenue parade route at
Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs), Israel's
first world boxing champion, defends
his title against three-time world
champion and the pride of Puerto
Rico, Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs),
Saturday, June 5, in the main event
of "Stadium Slugfest" -- the
inaugural brawl at Yankee Stadium.
Foreman vs. Cotto will be televised
live on HBO World Championship
THE DONNELL HOLMES ULTIMATUM
Donnell Holmes would like the World
to know the reason I haven't gotten
my big fight, yet, is because all
these Bums are running and continue
to fight each other.
get the fight with Brian "The Bitch"
Minto last Aug 09, but he was told
to quit after the 4th round by
Freddy Cock Roach. He was clearly
cut by a left jab, and the video
tape showed it. It was supposed to
be overturned by the PA Boxing
Commision. But, after he appealed
and it went to court, he got the
home cooking from the safety
blanket, and I got the Shaft.
I recently saw on boxrec where I was
listed to face Siarhei Liakhovich
July 23, 2010. Noone has called me
or anyone representing me about this
fight. I want the World to see you
are falsely using my name to
advertise your fight. Why not call
me and make the fight? I hope the
World can see why I'm pissed, I
can't get a break, but these cowards
use my name to promote their fights
against other fighters. So why not
make it happen? Instead of falsely
putting my name down, call me out.
How can you use my name, I call you
out for the fight, but you ..click
King Khan Invades New York!
Stops Malignaggi in Eleven
By George Hanson Jr., Esq.
Saturday, May 15, 2010 - Picture by Howard Schatz
Over 21 years (1206-1227) Genghis Khan,
considered the father of modern day Mongolia, and his horsemen conquered
a larger area and population than the Romans did in over four centuries.
His Mongol Empire ran from Northern China to the Afghan border, Siberia
to Tibet and Turkey to Russia—uniting the nomadic tribes of Northeastern
Asia. Khan revolutionized the social structure and reformed traditional
laws. Steeped in the concept of meritocracy and religious tolerance, the
Mongol Empire was one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse
empires in history. Many tribes were Buddhist, Muslim, Shamanist or
Christian because religion was a personal concept. These fundamental
principles would not become common practice in Europe until centuries
later. Maybe it is only coincidence that Khan and his Mongol hordes
invaded Punjab in 1221 because 789 years later another Khan is unifying
people of all races, religions and ethnicities. Amir “King” Khan, born
and raised in England, the grandson of Pakistani immigrants, has
captured the imagination of the United Kingdom ...click
Ortiz Out Boxes Campbell
George Hanson Jr., Esq: Saturday, May 15, 2010
- Picture by Howard Schatz
the 10-round co-main event junior-welterweight
“Vicious” Victor Ortiz (26 wins – 2 losses – 1 draw
– 21 kos) of Ventura, California used effective
lateral movement and out boxed former IBF & WBO
lightweight champion Nate “The Galaxy Warrior”
Campbell (33 wins – 5 losses – 1 draw – 25 kos) of
Jacksonville, Florida capturing a unanimous decision
by scores of 100-89 twice and 99-90.
The relentless Campbell came forward but was unable
to corner the elusive Ortiz who performed like a
matador by sidestepping his advances. In the opening
round Ortiz was credited with a knockdown which
appeared to be caused by a push instead of a punch
much to the dismay of the complaining Campbell.
Ortiz pitched a shutout on two of the judges’
scorecards as he danced, side-stepped and parried
his opponent, oftentimes stopping on a dime to
unload from his explosive arsenal before he
disappeared to another part of the ring. However,
the 38-year-old ...click
Markussen stops Karagoz, Braekhus
adds WBO Female Welterweight Title
to her collection
Markussen (34-2, 21 KOs) celebrated
a successful ring return on Saturday
night in Herning when he stopped
Christophe Karagoz in the sixth
round of the newly-created TV 2
Fight Night series. The “Hardhitter”
was off to a flying start, knocking
his opponent down in the first round
with a body shot. He was in control
throughout, cleverly firing in power
punches to body and head. In the
sixth, he dusted his opponent with a
right and then again with a one-two
combination. When Karagoz was in
trouble again, the referee waved the
bout off. “It is great to be back,”
Markussen said. “I had a lot to
prove and I am very happy about the
outcome. It felt great to be boxing
again.” Promoter Nisse Sauerland
congratulated Markussen on a strong
performance. He said: “Rudy did very
well in his comeback. There was a
lot of pressure on him but he dealt
with it very well and left Karagoz
without a chance. We have big plans
PUNCHIN AT THE PARADISE RESULTS
Release: May 15, 2010
Tonight at the
Paradise Theater in the Bronx, Golden Boy
Promotions and Star Boxing presented action
packed six bout card, featuring some of the
hottest prospects in boxing. The card, which
was the tenth installment of the popular "Punchin
at the Paradise" fight series, was headlined
by highly regarded lightweight prospect,
Adrien "The Problem" Broner taking on Rafael
no time in showing why he is one of the
hottest up and coming prospects in all of
boxing, as he began firing crisp
combinations at Lora. Broner showed he has
good power in both hands as he scored with
vicious shots throughout the first round.
Just as the first round was coming to a
close, Broner landed a beautiful right, left
combination that sent Lora down hard. The
bell sounded to end the round but Lora rose
on very shaky legs. The referee took a hard
look at Lora, but it was obvious he was in
no condition to continue and waved the
contest off. It was a very impressive
showing for Broner, who improved his stellar
record to 15-0, 12KO's. With the loss Lora
dropped to 11-3, 5KO's.
co-feature bout of the evening, Jersey
City's Mike Perez improved his
DZINZIRUK DEFENDS WBO 154-POUND CROWN
Press Release: May 14, 2010 - Watch
Replay May 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHO 2
Organization (WBO) Junior Middleweight Champ
Sergiy Dzinziruk made the fifth defense of
his title look easy with a dominating 10th
round TKO of previously once-beaten
challenger Daniel Dawson in the main event
of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday night
on SHOWTIMEm the Chumash Resort Casino
in Santa Ynez , Calif.
prospect Vernon Paris narrowly defeated the
tough Juan Santiago in Friday’s co-feature
with an eight-round split decision victory,
scored 77-74 Santiago , 76-75 Paris , twice.
superstar in Europe, was more than
impressive in his U.S. debut, dominating the
fight from the opening bell with his
relentless jab. Dzinziruk (36-0, 24 KOs), of
Hamburg, Germany, fought safely in the
opening rounds and established the jab
before becoming more aggressive and
punishing against the outmatched,
Australian-born Dawson (34-2, 24 KOs).
certainly didn’t look like a fighter who was
making his first defense in more than 17
months. The 34-year-old peppered the clearly
defenseless Dawson , 32, with combos and
jabs in the later rounds, forcing referee
Jose Cobain to stop the fight at 2:12 of the
“My plan was to
use the jab to make him tired and then go to
the other punches,” Dzinziruk said. “We saw
some tapes of him and knew the early rounds
would be tough. Our plan was to apply more
pressure in the later rounds and finish him.
We’d had a long layoff and we wanted to take
it easy in the beginning.
planned, it worked out. I feel good about my
performance, especially after the long
I wanted to please the American fans, and I
think I did. Now, I want to take collect a
few more belts and take on the other (154
“I will shock the world!”
Release: May 12, 2010
title challenger Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski plans
to become the first Polish Heavyweight Champion of
the World when he fights defending champion Vitali
“Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko on May 29, headlining the
“Fists Of Steel” pay-per-view event, live from the
61,000-seat Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
“I will shock the
world” Sosnowski predicted. “Everything happens for
a reason and this is my time. Klitschko has ruled
the heavyweight world long enough. I will win this
fight for all of my Polish fans across the world.”
“Fists Of Steel,”
presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management
Group, is being distributed in North America by
Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET
– 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view
via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network
in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV
Association of America Announces Contests Winners
Press writer Tim Dahlberg took top honors in the
eighth annual Boxing Writers Association of America
writing contest, known as the “Barneys” in memory of
the late Barney Nagler, a former president of the
BWAA. The contest period covered the 2009 calendar
“Barney” winners will
be recognized along with other award recipients at
the 85th annual BWAA Awards Dinner on June 4 at the
Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
Dahlberg was the only winner of two first places as
well as the only person to place among the top three
in three of the six categories. He took first in
Event Coverage, for his account of Manny Pacquiao’s
victory over Miguel Cotto, and in Feature Under
1,750 words, for a piece on George Foreman’s
memories of his “Rumble in the Jungle” loss to
Muhammad Ali. He also placed second in Column, which
was about Mike Tyson’s grief over the accidental
Lightweight Championship Pits Moses & Acosta
On May 29 in Windhoek, Namibia
Undefeated World Boxing
Association lightweight champion Paulus Moses (25-0,
17 KOs) will defend his title in the capital city of
his native Namibia on May 29 in a showdown against
WBA interim lightweight champion Miguel Acosta
(26-3-2, 20 KOs).
Don King Productions won the right to promote the
match in a WBA purse bid of $150,000 and will
present the event in association with Namibia-based
Nestor Sunshine Promotions. Per WBA rules, the
champion will received 55% of the purse and the
interim champion 45%.
Moses, who was born in Okapya and now resides in
Windhoek, traveled to Japan in 2008 and defeated
then-champion Yusuke Kobori to win the WBA
He successfully defended the title on July 25 at
the Winkhoek Country Club Resort when he won a
unanimous decision over Takehiro Shimada.
Acosta, from Caracas, Venezuela, won the WBA
interim lightweight title fighting on the same
night—July 25—in Grand Mayan, Mexico, where he
stopped previously undefeated Urbano Antillion in
round nine. He now stands as mandatory challenger to
“This is a dream come true for me,” Acosta said
from Venezuela. “At one point, I thought this fight
would happen in my home country. I knew Moses was
willing to fight me here, so that’s why I’m willing
to go to fight him in his hometown. I don’t care
where the fight is as I plan to prove I am a true
Acosta lost three consecutive fights early in his
career, but he has not lost since 2003 and is
currently riding an impressive 17-fight winning
Pajkic vs. Kielsa Rematch to top Rumble at Rama XII
Press Release: Monday, May 10, 2010
after the final bell sounded marking the end of ten
heated, bruising, rounds of boxing action, the
ringside accolades were near unanimous in their
praise; Neven “No Surrender” Pajkic’s decision over
defending champion, the “Steel Pole” Greg Kielsa was
the best Canadian Heavyweight title fight anybody
present had ever seen.
On Wednesday, June 30th, in the main event of
Rumble at Rama XII, Pajkic (12-0, 5 KO’s) will get a
chance to prove his upset win was no fluke, when he
steps in with Kielsa one more time, in easily the
most anticipated Canadian Heavyweight title fight of
“As great as their first fight was, Pajkic-Kielsa
II promises to be the most eagerly awaited Canadian
Heavyweight title fight in history,” said Allan
Tremblay, President of Orion......more
Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng To Face Curtis Valentine
In Battle Of The Undefeated -
Press Release: May 10,
This coming Friday,
Stoke Newington’s rising Light Middleweight star
Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng is back in action on the
under card of the Sky television broadcast, Frank
Maloney promoted, British Flyweight title clash
between Shinny Bayaar and Ashley Sexton at the
Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex.
In his last fight, back
in January, Ochieng decisively stopped Plymouth’s
Jon Harrison at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood,
Essex. Harrison fought hard and tried all that he
could to stop the stylish Ochieng from utilising his
fight plan. Ochieng was patient though, constantly
working away on Harrison’s body until the
opportunity arose to finish him off with a beautiful
left hook in the second round.
For his upcoming fight
Ochieng will be facing Nottingham’s prospect Curtis
Valentine. This exciting fight has an extra frisson
as both Ochieng and Valentine are currently.....click
no Angel in ring Ready for Manfredo
Release - New York May 9, 2010
Angel “El Toro” Hernandez is arguably,
pound-for-pound, one of the toughest boxers in the
business. The Mexican native, fighting out of
Chicago, has parlayed impressive back-to-back
performances into a May 22 title fight against Peter
Manfredo, Jr. at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville,
“It’s all in his
nickname – ‘Toro’ means bull,” Angel’s trainer
“Fearless” Fernando Hernandez describes his fighter.
“He is a charger who has evolved into a good boxer.
He’s very tough!”
Hernandez (30-7, 17 KOs) has taken a different road
to his upcoming battle against Manfredo (34-6, 18
KOs) for the vacant IBO middleweight championship.
His last two fights have been wins against multiple
world title challenger Antwun Echols (31-11-4), last
August when Echols failed to answer the bell for the
seventh round, and a 10-round decision against then
hot prospect James McGirt Jr. (19-1-1) on ..click
Cunningham to face Ross for vacant IBF Cruiserweight
Title - Press
Release: May 9, 2010:
Steve “USS” Cunningham (22-2, 11 KOs) will make his
first fight under the promotional banner of Team
Sauerland when he takes on Troy Ross (23-1, 16 KOs)
for the vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title in
Neubrandenburg on June 5. In the co-featured main
event, IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester
faces mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin. “We are
thrilled to add this fight to our June 5 card,” said
Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer. “I have
no doubts that Steve Cunningham will make a
successful debut and reclaim his IBF title. But Ross
is a strong opponent. I want to thank his management
– namely Yvon Michel and Jeff Wald – to make this
fight happen in a very short period of time. It will
be an exciting evening.”
Earlier this week, Team Sauerland announced the
signing of Cunningham. “He is a fantastic fighter,”
Meyer added. “I expect him to beat Ross. It would
give him a lot of interesting options because the
cruiserweight division is loaded with talent in
Europe. I am sure Marco Huck would also like to take
revenge for his dramatic loss two-and-a-half years
ago. But there are also a couple of other options
for Steve. First he needs to put aside Ross, which
will be a tough task.”
AND GARCIA ATTRACT HUNDREDS TO AGUASCALIENTES PUBLIC
Release: May 5, 2010
champion ANTONIO “Tony” MARGARITO was welcomed by
hundreds of fans for his public workout yesterday in
Aguascalientes. The “Tijuana Tornado” worked for
nearly an hour under the hot sun in the Tecate Box
Tour ring before signing autographs and taking
pictures with fans for over one hour.
“I can really feel the
support of the fans here in Aguascalientes. And I
have promised them a great fight. I can’t wait to
get into the ring Saturday night,” said Margarito,
after the workout at the site of the San Marcos
Margarito will take on ROBERTO “Amenaza” GARCIA in
the main event of Latin Fury 14, Top Rank's
championship extravaganza which will be seen in the
U.S. Live on Pay-..click
BOXEO TECATE" ON MAY 7 FROM THE ARENA
Release: May 4, 2010
'The City of Brotherly
Love's' finest will be back home and ready to fight
on Friday, May 7 when Danny Garcia and the Dargan
brothers - Karl and Mike - step through the ropes at
The Arena (formerly The New Alhambra) in
Philadelphia in featured bouts on the next edition
of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate".
In the 10 round main
event, welterweight Danny "Swift" Garcia looks to
keep his unbeaten record intact when he takes on
veteran Christopher "Kid Kayo" Fernandez. The
co-featured bout of the evening will see lightweight
Karl "Dynamite" Dargan in a six round bout against
Miami's Jorge Ruiz, and in a junior middleweight
battle scheduled for four rounds, Mike "Sharp"
Dargan battles Jason Montgomery.
Garcia vs. Fernandez is presented by Golden Boy
Promotions and Joe Hand.....click
Zsolt Bedak in WBO title fight vs. Vazquez
Release: May 5, 2010
Germany based Zsolt “Mr. Lefthook” Bedak, the WBO
No. 1 contender, fights outside of Europe for the
first time in his pro career May 29 against WBO
Junior Featherweight Champion Wilfredo “WV2”
Vazquez, Jr., headlining the “Undefeated Champions”
pay per view event, airing live in the United States
from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All
Star Boxing, features three world title bouts. It is
being distributed in the United States by Integrated
Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT
on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN
Demand, DIRECTV, and DISH Network, for a suggested
retail price of only $34.95.
Boricua star Vazquez (18-0-1, 15 KOs), the son of a
former world champion (Wilfredo Vazquez), makes his
first title defense against unbeaten challenger
Bedak (14-0-1, 12 KOs), who doesn’t believe fighting
for the first time outside of Europe will be a
BOXING & GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS RETURN TO THE
PARADISE THEATER FRIDAY MAY 14TH
Friday May 14th, Star Boxing makes its much
anticipated return to the Paradise Theater in the
Bronx, when it presents its tenth installment of the
popular, "Punchin at the Paradise", fight series.
The show is being co-promoted with Golden Boy
Promotions and will be broadcast live on
TeleFutura's, "Solo Boxeo Tecate". The evening will
feature some of the top undefeated prospects in the
world, including Golden Boy's Adrien "The Problem"
Broner (14-0, 11KO's) and Mike "The Artist" Perez
(7-0, 3KO's), as well as Star Boxing's, Yathomas
Riley (8-0, 6KO's).
"We are excited to be
returning to the Paradise Theater," stated Joe
DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing. "This will be our
tenth installment at this great venue, but our first
in over a year. We have been looking to get back to
the Paradise for some time now, and finally we are
here. We put on a really good string of shows there
a few years back and we are looking to pick up right
where we left off starting on May 14th. We look
forward to working with Oscar de la Hoya and Golden
Boy Promotions once again, and expect that this show
will be the first of many .....click
Punishment" Live in Manhattan May 21
Former Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs
Headlines The Empire's First Solo Promotional Event
Undercard Packed with Exciting New Talent
On May 21, Cohen and Honig, founders of The
Empire Sports and Entertainment, are proud to
announce "Capitale Punishment" an evening of
world-class professional boxing at Capitale in New
In the night's main
event, former linear and two-time World Heavyweight
Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs (49-5-1, 43
KOs) will look to further the growing momentum of
his comeback and notch his 50th career victory
against Kansas veteran Dominique "Diamond" Alexander
(19-8-1, 9 KOs).
"50 is the gold
anniversary, but for my fiftieth win, I'll be
getting a Diamond," laughed..click
WILLIAMS VS CINTRON TO FIGHT
Two-time welterweight champ Paul Williams (38-1, 27
KOs) from Augusta, Ga. meets one-time welterweight
champ Kermit Cintron (32-2-1, 28 KOs), now training
out of Houston, in a scheduled 12-round contest on
May 8, 2010. Called the most avoided fighter in
boxing due to his ring style and stature, Williams
showed his power last December in an exciting
slugfest with Sergio Martinez, and has faced former
or current champs in six of his last eight fights.
The hard-hitting Cintron, whose only pro losses were
to Antonio Margarito, is known for his knockouts.
Both look to establish their presence at 154 pounds.
YANKEE STADIUM TO HOST
“STADIUM SLUGFEST” Press Release: May 02, 2010
Stadium will host the “Stadium Slugfest”—a world title boxing match
between World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion
Yuri Foreman and three-time world champion Miguel Cotto—on Saturday,
June 5, 2010, it was announced today in a press conference at Yankee
Stadium. The announcement featured both fighters and their camps,
Hall of Fame promoter and Chairman of Top Rank, Bob Arum, Melvina
Lathan of the New York State Athletic Commission and HBO Sports Sr.
Vice President Mark Taffet. Foreman vs. Cotto is promoted by Top
Rank, in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions and Yankee
Stadium. HBO World Championship Boxing will televise the fight live
nationally at 10:15 p.m. ET / 7:15 p.m. PT.
"The original Yankee Stadium had a
great tradition of boxing, and with this fight we begin a new
tradition in our new home," said Lonn Trost, Yankees Chief Operating
Officer. “..click here
MAYWEATHER BEATS MOSLEY
MAYWEATHER VS. MOSLEY POST-FIGHT
MAYWEATHER: "If Manny Pacquaio
wants to fight, it is not hard to
find me. We were going to make the
fight a couple of months back but it
didn't happen. I take my hat off to
Mosley. He had problems in the past
but he's a warrior. He took the
blood and urine tests. I just want
everyone to be on an even playing
field. If every athlete is clean in
the sport of boxing, take the test.
If Manny Pacquaio takes the blood
and urine tests, we can fight. If he
doesn't, we won't make the fight.
a while I think Mosley went into
survival mode. All he was trying to
do was survive.
fight is different, every fighter is
different. Everyone was talking
about how Mosley is stronger, how
Mosley is faster. I rocked him more
than he rocked me.
point I thought he was going to
cough it up, but he held on
believe that it's not bragging or
boasting if you can back it up.
ultimate goal it to try to find a
fighter than can beat me. There's a
lot of young tough fighters out
there that I take my hat off to,
that I want to see do well.
SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY:
"I tried, it was a good fight,
it was that close. He's a hell of a
fighter. He's a great fighter. He
did what he needed to do to win the
my hat to him. I thank him for
taking the challenge.
hurt real bad when I hit him with
think after I caught him with that
big right hand I opened up to much
and played into his hands. I was too
tight. When I hit him with the big
right hand, I thought I was going to
get the knockout.
started to avoid the punches. He did
surprise me. Once I tried to get my
timing back, I couldn't adjust and
he did. I am happy I took the fight.
He is a true champion. Now you will
see him and Manny, if Manny takes
the blood test.
"I will go back home and look at the
tape, take it slow when I get home
and we'll see what happens."
Huck stops brave Minto to retain WBO
Press Release: May 2, 2010 -
Photos by Wende
“Captain” Huck (29-1, 22 KOs) made a
successful third defence of his WBO
Cruiserweight Title when he stopped
Brian “The Beast” Minto (34-4, 21
KOs) in the tenth round of their
clash in Oldenburg, Germany.
Fighting in front of a boisterous
crowd of 3,500 fans, Huck landed his
trademark power punches in every
round. His huge right did most of
the damage, knocking Minto down in
the third and fifth round. But the
American refused to give up. He hung
in and fought back – only for Huck
to land even more punches. The
25-year-old German hammered in huge
combinations to body and head before
another right sent Minto down again
the ninth. He came back to his feet
but his corner ultimately decided he
had taken enough punishment. “It was
a spectacular fight and I really
take my hat off to Minto,” Huck
said. “I was surprised how many
shots he could take. I knocked him
down three times but he refused to
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ VS. JUAN DIAZ II
Press Release: May 1, 2010
Fireworks will come at the end of
July this year when boxing
superstars Juan Manuel "Dinamita"
Marquez takes on Juan "Baby Bull"
Diaz in a rematch of their February
28, 2009 fight which was named
2009's Fight of the Year by numerous
boxing organizations and media
vs. Diaz II, scheduled for Saturday,
July 31, will be for Marquez's Ring
Magazine, WBA and WBO Lightweight
World titles, and will take place at
the Mandalay Bay Events Center in
Las Vegas. The fight will be
produced and distributed live on HBO
Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m.
ET/6 p.m. PT.
"Juan Diaz is a true warrior and I
know he's going to come at me even
harder than in our first fight,"
said Marquez. "He deserves the
rematch and I know he will come out
with everything one more time, but
I've got some new tricks for him and
I'm going to come out fast on ...click
Don King Posts $1 Million Bond in
Don King Wins an Emergency Court
Injunction Over Rival Promoter
Today, But He Must Post a Bond
Within 2 Hours; He Pays in Cash
winning an emergency injunction this
afternoon over a rival promoter and
one of his fighters that was
attempting to participate tonight in
a Mixed Martial Arts match in
Fayetteville, N.C., Don King had one
last hurdle to clear: Florida state
law required him to post a bond that
Broward County Circuit Court Judge
Marc H. Gold determined at $1
million. And he had to do it within
most businesses that would help him
conduct a transaction of this
magnitude not operating on a
Saturday, King departed the Ft.
Lauderdale courthouse and returned
prior to the deadline to present the
judge with two duffel bags
containing $1 million in cash to
fulfill his obligation to the court.
like I was Clint Eastwood in a
movie, speeding down the highway
with a fistful of dollars,” the
78-year-old King said after
successfully posting the bond.
attorneys, Robert Zarco and Alex
Brito of the Miami-based law firm
Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito,
argued the case successfully.
“Pursuant to the Judge’s Order
issued this afternoon, the MMA
promoter in question and Ricardo
Mayorga are specifically ordered by
the court from proceeding with
tonight’s previously announced main
event appearance by Mayorga in
Fayetteville, North Carolina,” Zarco
promoters would be wise to heed the
words spoken by Judge Gold from his
bench when told that the event in
Fayetteville may go on regardless of
“If my orders are disobeyed, there
will be serious sanctions from this
court,” Gold said.