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Murray: I’d love Abraham after Torres test in Leeds

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Martin Murray wants a big win over Jose Miguel Torres at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, to lead to a World title clash with WBO Super Middleweight king Arthur Abraham. Murray challenges Torres for the WBA Inter-Continental title in his first championship bout since challenging Gennady Golovkin for the Middleweight sensation’s World titles, and the St Helens star is targeting the World rulers at 168lbs – and admits he’d love a showdown with WBO champion ‘King’ Arthur Abraham. “I really I want the Arthur Abraham fight,” said Murray. “Eddie Hearn was with the Sauerlands last week, so hopefully it gets made. I doubt he would give me a voluntary defence as I’m too dangerous – so I would have […]

Warrington out for Leeds hat-trick

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Josh Warrington says he’ll add a win against Joel Brunker to wins for the Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United at the First Direct Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. Warrington defends his WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight titles against the Australian – but with Brunker last in the UK against Lee Selby, this fight is seen as a yardstick for Warrington’s preparedness for the World scene. The Rhinos thumped Hull KR 50-0 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday while Leeds United claimed their first win in the Championship beating Derby County 2-1, and Warrington believes those successes will galvanise his already fanatical support to create a feverish atmosphere on Saturday. “The city is on a high right now […]

Braehmer in top shape ahead of WBA World title defence

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Juergen Braehmer (46-2, 34 KOs) insists he is in peak physical condition ahead of his WBA World Light Heavyweight title defence against Konni Konrad (21-1-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday, September 5 at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany. At today’s pre-fight press conference, the evergreen champion revealed his pleasure at a perfect training camp heading in to his fifth successive world title defence. ‘’Before my last fight with Krasniqi, I was sick with the flu,’’ said the 36 year-old southpaw. ‘’But this time, I‘ve had no handicap. My training has gone exactly as planned. I feel stronger than ever and ready to deliver a devastating performance in Dresden!’’ The champion’s words are echoed by the challenger Konrad, who has described himself as being in the […]

Brunker: I’ll beat Warrington for Ashes revenge

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Joel Brunker says he has to restore Australian Ashes pride by handing a first defeat to Josh Warrington and silence his fans when he challenges for the Leeds star’s WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight titles at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Brunker returns to the UK following his World title eliminator clash with Lee Selby in October, and the Australian believes he is better placed on his second visit to land an important victory. The 29 year old says that he felt undercooked against the classy Welshman who went on to claim the IBF World title in May, but Brunker has since landed a morale-boosting stoppage win on home soil in February as he gears up to […]

Rod Stewart to perform live at Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury fight

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

When Wladimir Klitschko defends his titles against Tyson Fury at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany on October 24th, another Brit will be dazzling the fans – even before the fight’s first round: Rock icon ROD STEWART is going to open the night of the epic fight with an exclusive performance presented by RTL Television. Stewart’s performance will also celebrate the worldwide release of his highly-anticipated new studio album “Another Country”, which will be released just one day before the prize fight, on October 23rd. Stewart’s performance at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Germany will be broadcast to more than 150 countries around the globe and over 100 million viewers. Besides the two giants of boxing, Rod Stewart will add a new level of excitement to the […]

Andre Berto Los Angeles workout quotes

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) participated in a media workout at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Berto looked focused and in great shape, jumping rope and shadowboxing, as he looks to become the first fighter to defeat 12-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs), on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). In addition to Berto, top 168-pound contender George Groves and former three-time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez participated in the media workout as they prepare for their respective fights on the SHOWTIME PPV broadcast. The training session […]

George Groves, Jhonny Gonzalez LA media workout quotes

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

George Groves – “Training camp has been going great. We’re fully acclimated to the time change and altitude. We’re performing very well in the gym and fulfilling the plan. I’m ready to rock. “We’ve trained in the U.S. before. Last year we came over to spar with Gennady Golovkin. This time we’re out there for much longer and it has been very successful. “I like training in the altitude and I expect it to help me on fight night. We got used to it over the weeks of camp and now it’s time to bring the extra energy to the ring. “I’m fully immersed in this fight with Badou Jack. Everyone wants to know about the future plans, but I leave that up to the […]

Trevor Bryan wins heavyweight slugfest against Derric Rossy

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

On a hot summer August night, in a specially-constructed ring outside the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) across from the D Las Vegas, Trevor “The Dream” Bryan remained unbeaten and passed the toughest test of his career with a crowd-pleasing, hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader live on SHOWTIME®. Bryan (16-0, 11 KOs), of Albany, N.Y., dropped the vastly more experienced Rossy (30-10, 14 KOs), of Medford, N.Y., with a flurry of punches 30 seconds into the fight en route to winning one of the most exciting heavyweight fights of the year by the scores of 98-91 twice and 97-92. Round 3 of the slugfest could be a candidate for Round of […]

Mitchell Smith headlines homecoming show

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight Champion Mitchell Smith is relishing his ‘homecoming’ at Harrow Leisure Centre on Friday 30th October when he headlines a show for the first time. The unbeaten ace from Harrow Weald makes the second defence of the title against George Jupp and is looking to put on a stunning performance in front of his home fans, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Mitchell was in sensational form last month when he destroyed Dennis Tubieron inside one round with an explosive right hand to the Filipino’s body and broke his rib. The win sent out a firm message seeing that Tubieron faced Josh Warrington in the fight before Mitchell and went the full twelve round distance. Now the 22-year-old hot shot, ranked number eight in […]

Team Selby head to LA for Santa Cruz vs Mares

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

IBF Featherweight Champion Lee Selby along with his brother Andrew and manager Chris Sanigar will fly out to Los Angeles today in order to be ringside for the highly anticipated clash between undefeated star Leo Santa Cruz and three division world champion Abner Mares. Selby will have a keen eye on both boxers Saturday night as there is the potential to face both in the near future. “Both Mares and Santa Cruz are advised by Al Haymon so I definitely think that I can fight one or both of them over the next 12 months. The fight between them will be all action as both are Mexican warriors and I’m still on the fence about who’s going to win.” “I feel it is important to […]

Dillian Whyte vs Dominick Guinn at The O2 in London on September 12

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dillian Whyte will face Dominick Guinn for the WBC International Silver title at The O2 in London on September 12, live on Sky Sports. Whyte fights for his first title in the capital against the American and the Brixton man will look to land the belt in style and add to his impressive 12 KO wins and unbeaten 15 fight record. Guinn brings the power of 24 KOs from 35 wins over the Atlantic, and the experienced Texan – known as ‘The Southern Disaster’ – will be out to inflict a first career loss on Whyte. Guinn has previous with British big guns having beaten Olympic Gold medallist Audley Harrison back in 2006 and his resume includes going the distance with Tomasz Adamek, Kubrat Pulev, […]

Tony Bellew replaces Johnson on Leeds bill

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tony Bellew has replaced Callum Johnson on the bill at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Liverpool star Bellew is hunting a third World title shot and first up at Cruiserweight after he gained revenge over bitter foe Nathan Cleverly in a rematch in November and returned to the ring in June with a stoppage victory following a stint in America filming Creed, the latest film in the iconic Rocky series. Bellew takes the place of unbeaten Light Heavyweight Johnson who has been forced to pull out of a clash with Southampton’s Tony Hill with a virus. ‘The Bomber’ has been in camp with trainer Dave Coldwell, who’s duties will be carried out by Tony Sims on fight […]

Roman Martinez vs Orlando Salido & Jhonny Gonzalez vs Johnathan Oquendo quotes

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kelly Swanson Thanks everybody for calling in. We appreciate it. We know it’s a busy week, but we wanted to kick it off with this conference call and on the line today we have two bouts from the HIGH STAKES: Mayweather vs. Berto Pay-Per-View undercard, taking place Saturday, September 12. The two bouts that we’re talking about today are Jhonny Gonzalez versus Jonathan Oquendo and also Roman Martinez versus Orlando Salido, in their rematch. We’re going to start with Gonzalez and Oquendo and then we will move into the Martinez-Salido portion of the call. To make the introductions and MC the call I’d like to introduce Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Officer of Mayweather Promotions. Leonard Ellerbe Thank you Kelly. I’d like to thank everyone for […]

Isaac Chilemba vs Eleider Alvarez & Sullivan Barrera takes on Artur Beterbiev

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last week Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) had the very rare privilege of choosing between two mandatory offers: one from the WBC and the other from the IBF. The 28-year old from Malawi opted to take the offer from the WBC. Shortly thereafter, the IBF extended the mandatory fight offer to Main Events’ stablemate Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs), the 33-year old Cuban defector. Yesterday, Chilemba formally accepted the the WBC elimination bout against Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) of Apartado, Colombia and Yvon Michel, Alvarez’s promoter, formally accepted for Alvarez. The winner of this fight will be poised as the WBC’s mandatory challenger in the light heavyweight division and will have their shot at current WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion, Adonis […]

GCP signs former champion Kendall Holt to a promotional contract

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Kendall “Rated R” Holt to a promotional contract. Holt (28-6, 16 KOs), from Paterson, New Jersey, hasn’t been in the ring in over two years, but is eager to get back in the swing of things and take on the world’s top welterweights. “I’m excited about having another opportunity to fight and become champion again,” said Holt. “I’m super thankful and grateful to Sarah Fina and Greg Cohen for giving me this opportunity.” Holt won the WBO Championship with an electrifying knockout of then-champion Ricardo Torres in 2008. His fast hands and superior punching power have put him in several electrifying fights against many of the world’s best fighters. “I’m […]

Murray meets hard-hitting Torres in Leeds

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Martin Murray will face Jose Miguel Torres at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Murray is set for his first championship bout since facing Middleweight star Gennady Golovkin for the World title in February, and the St Helens star is gunning for his first strap at 168lbs in his quest to land World honours. Experienced Colombian Torres has claimed his last four wins inside the distance and the 36 year old is taking Murray’s example by stepping up to Super Middleweight as he looks to thwart the plans of the Brit in his 38th contest. “This is the perfect fight for Martin and his first real test since the Golovkin fight,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Torres always comes […]

Ryan and Liam Walsh look to make British boxing history

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

British Featherweight title challenger Ryan Walsh aims to create British boxing history by joining brother Liam as the first ever twins to hold Lonsdale belts at the same time. Cromer ace Walsh challenges for the prized belt on Saturday 26th September at the SSE Arena, Wembley, against Samir Mouneimne, live and exclusive on BoxNation, on the undercard of Frank Buglioni’s WBA World Super-Middleweight title challenge. Whilst hot-shot Liam, the British Super-Featherweight champion, defends the title along with his Commonwealth belt two weeks’ later at the Manchester Arena against Troy James on the blockbuster show featuring three world titles. ‘Iron’ Ryan previously challenged for the same title against now IBF World Champion Lee Selby in October 2013 and gave the Welshman his toughest night, cutting him […]

Lowe faces Speight for English title in Leeds

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Isaac Lowe will face Jamie Speight for the vacant English Featherweight title at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Unbeaten Morecambe talent Lowe is in his 11th pro fight and first on TV, and the 21 year old will be looking to make a big statement in his first title fight, and second English title bout on the bill as Andy Townend defends his Super Featherweight strap against Lee Glover. Speight will have other ideas though as the Southern Area champion fights for the title for the second time having taken on show headliner Josh Warrington for the belt in in Leeds in March 2013. Lowe’s clash with Speight is part of a huge night of action in […]

Jhonny Gonzalez vs Jonathan Oquendo on Mayweather vs Berto undercard Sept 12 on SHOWTIME PPV

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Former three-time world champion and Mexican power-puncher Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) will take on Puerto Rico’s Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (25-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight showdown that will open up HIGH STAKES: Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto, the live, four-fight, SHOWTIME PPV® event on Saturday, September 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions LLC., are priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $300 and $150 and are on sale now. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per household for all ticket prices except the $150 ticket category, which is limited to four (4) per household. To charge by phone or with a […]

Buglioni ready for Chudinov

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Enfield Super Middleweight Frank Buglioni, who faces Russian WBA World Super Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov on the 26th September, believes a World Title win at Wembley Arena could set up an all British unification fight with either George Groves who challenges for the WBC World Super Middleweight Title against Badou Jack on September 12th or reigning IBF World Champion James DeGale. “Once I pick up a World Title belt all those big domestic clashes open up for me. I see myself on a level with those guys and a win against Chudinov will prove that.” “However I am not looking past Chudinov. I’m expecting the toughest fight of my career, but you will see a career best Frank Buglioni on the 26th September, my preparations […]

Johnson: I’m ready to rule Britain at Light Heavyweight

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Callum Johnson believes he’s Britain’s best Light Heavyweight and says he’ll show his class when he faces Tony Hill at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Johnson meets the Southampton man in his third fight at the venue and the 30 year old is buzzing after signing a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn following a run of fights on Matchroom bills. Johnson previously cut a frustrated figure have boxed just once in two years up to May 2014, but with seven fights since then reigniting his fire, the Lincolnshire man is out to prove that when it comes to the 175lbs division, he is ‘The One’. “The days of being inactive are behind me so this fight has […]

Stephen Smith faces Devis Boschiero in IBF final eliminator

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Stephen Smith will face Devis Boschiero in a final eliminator for the IBF World Super Featherweight title at the Liverpool Olympia on September 19, live on Sky Sports. ‘Swifty’ is hunting a World title shot against IBF king Jose Pedraza, and will need to be at his best against the Italian, the former European champion who was edged out in a WBC World title challenge in Japan in 2011 via a controversial split decision against Takahiro Ao. Smith made waves in the 130lbs division last year with impressive wins over Sergio Medina and Mauricio Munoz, and the 30 year old is gunning for a World title shot against Puerto Rican Pedraza, who landed the crown in June. Scotty Cardle provides the chief support with a […]

Shane Mosley getting ready for PPV showdown vs Ricardo Mayorga

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thursday afternoon former three-division champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley held a media workout at Barry’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as he gears up for his August 29th pay-per-view showdown against former two-division champion Ricardo Mayorga. The fight takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, California and will be available on all major satellite and cable systems for $49.95. “This fight is to prove I am back,” Mosley told the press. “I took some time off to heal some nagging injuries that I had but I stayed in the gym and stayed in shaped. I think I can fight another 3-4 years. I don’t know if I can go on till I am 50 like Bernard but I think I have a lot of fight […]

John Joe Nevin to make New York Debut at Brooklyn Brawl on August 25

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Coney Island attracts people from all corners of the world who hit New York to experience the Big Apple brand of entertainment and aura by the sea-shore. Many Irish eyes will be smiling the night of Tuesday, August 25 at Coney Island, when people get a chance to see two-time Olympian John Joe Nevin in action at MCU Park. Promoter Dmitriy Salita has put together a top-tier fight card, with a wide array of talented hitters ready to put on a show at the vacation destination featuring surf, sun, sand and carnival rides…and now the sweet science. A 2012 silver medallist at the Olympics, Nevin is 3-0 (2 KOs) as a professional, and is pumped up to be part of his first “Brooklyn Brawl. “I’m […]

Maricela Cornejo captures WBC International title; could she be the next face of women’s boxing?

August 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

By Jody Kohn Ronda Rousey and women’s MMA have exploded in popularity over the past few years.  At the same time, women’s boxing has been relegated to almost complete obscurity.  It has become so bad that most of the top fighters have either transitioned to MMA (Holly Holm) or had to fight in other countries to get paid (Ava Knight) a decent amount. There are many reasons for this happening, but I believe there are two that have contributed to the decline of its popularity the most.  Fortunately, one lady might be the answer to both problems.  Last night Maricela Cornejo (4-1) captured the WBC International title with a unanimous decision over Latashia Burton in Miami, Florida.  While that victory will go unnoticed by most casual […]

Golovkin vs Lemieux breaks pre-sale records at MSG, over 6,000 tickets sold

August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

A new Madison Square Garden box office record has been set by the highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship Title Unification between WBA/IBO and “Interim” WBC Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (33-0, 30KO’s), and IBF Champion DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31KO’s) headlining the historic venue on Saturday, October 17. A pre-sale of over 6,000 tickets established a new record at the “Mecca of Boxing”, shattering all previous marks for boxing events. “The interest from fans in this middleweight title unification has been overwhelming,” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “Madison Square Garden has never had a faster pre-sale for a boxing event. “ “We’re ecstatic at the response from the pre-sale and look forward to very strong ticket sales continuing throughout the promotion. With this high […]

Warrington: I have to be 100 per cent for Brunker test

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Josh Warrington says he is thriving on the pressure of his clash with Joel Brunker at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Warrington defends his WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight titles against the Australian, who returns to the UK having faced Lee Selby in an IBF World title eliminator in October. Selby went on to rip the World crown from Evgeny Gradovich in May after stopping Brunker, and with Warrington having picked up the British, European and Commonwealth titles vacated by the Welsh wizard. The Leeds star knows that his performance against Brunker will be heavily scrutinised – and the 24 year old says that pressure will translate into a dazzling performance on the night. “I need to […]

Austin Trout vs Joey Hernandez on September 8th

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) takes on Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) in a super welterweight attraction as part of FS1’s TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS live from the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California Tuesday, September 8th. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with a junior featherweight showdown between undefeated rising star Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Jesus Rojas (21-1-1, 15 KOs). This show will be the first installment of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports 1. “I’m very excited to be fighting for the fourth time in Los Angeles and at such a legendary venue as The Palladium in Hollywood,” said Trout. “My fight against Joey Hernandez kicks off the brand new series on Fox […]

Lucian Bute: I’m fully ready for Andrea Di Luisa

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Only three days prior to their Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN fights, participating boxers on the August 15 card at Bell Centre in Montreal held a press conference Wednesday at the Montreal Casino. Televised coverage is headlined by a 10-round showdown between Lucian “Le Tombeur” Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) and Andrea Di Luisa (17-2). Also featured on NBCSN is light heavyweight contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (17-0) versus Isidro Ranoni “El Guerrero” Prieto (24-0-3) in a 12-round bout for the WBC Silver belt. LUCIAN BUTE “I would like to thank Andrea Di Luisa for accepting this challenge and to fight me at home. My preparation was great. In the last few years, I had health problems that affected my performances. What I can say now is […]

Tarver vs Cunningham & Huck vs Glowacki quotes

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fighters participating on Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike event held a media workout Tuesday at Global Gym in North Bergen, N.J. before their August 14 fights at Prudential Center in Newark. Friday’s main event pits Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) against Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in a 12-round heavyweight bout with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Also featured on Spike is cruiserweight world champion Marco “Captain” Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) defending his title against Polish contender Krzyzstof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) and Polish heavyweight Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs) taking on Cuba’s Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs). Tickets for the event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing and Huck Sports Promotion are priced at […]

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