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Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan on HBO PPV on 5/7

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7, Cinco De Mayo weekend, in a match-up of two of the biggest stars in boxing. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Golden Boy Promotions will exclusively promote the fight, with Khan returning to his former home at Golden Boy Promotions for the showdown. The mega-fight promises high-intensity action between two of boxing’s most popular and powerful fighters competing in the primes of their careers. Information regarding, the venue, ticket availability and a press tour for the fight will be announced in the […]

Mares vs Montiel lands on Thurman/Porter undercard

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Former three-division world champions Abner Mares and Fernando Montiel will square off in all-action co-feature on Saturday, March 12, live on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. In the main event of the first primetime boxing presentation on CBS in nearly 40 years, welterweight knockout artist Keith Thurman will defend his WBA Welterweight World Championship against former titlist Shawn Porter in a matchup of two elite fighters in boxing’s glamour division. The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment from Mohegan Sun Casino Resortin Connecticut, is produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for the CBS Television Network, both divisions of the CBS Corporation. Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) and Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KOs) are two of the most accomplished and entertaining Mexican boxers in the sport today. […]

Callum Smith: I will win a World title this year

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Callum Smith says he will in the WBC World Super-Middleweight title as he came face-to-facce with his final eliminator opponent Hadillah Mohoumadi ahead of their clash at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on April 2, live on Sky Sports. Smith finally gets his chance to take the mandatory spot in the WBC after winning three eliminators against top ten opposition in Nikola Sjekloca, Christopher Rebrasse and Rocky Fielding, and now the unbeaten Liverpool star must get over one last hurdle to reach his World title dream That hurdle comes in the shape of Frenchman Mohoumadi, who returns to England having boxed IBF king James DeGale MBE back in 2012 and puts his European title on the line to boot. ‘Mundo’ would become the first of […]

Mathews: “I want to hurt and to stop Flanagan”

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Merseyside’s media packed into the Derry Mathew’s Boxing Academy yesterday to watch the Liverpool hero take his anger out on the bags ahead of his mouth-watering all-British world title showdown with Mancunian rival Terry Flanagan. The bitter North West foes will fight it out for the WBO World Lightweight belt at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 12th March, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Derry was left angry and frustrated last week after Manchester’s Flanagan was forced to push the fight date back due to severe tendonitis in his left foot that left him unable to train. Rather than dwelling on things Derry is now focusing on mentally and physically preparing himself for the new date; kicking things off with an impressive display for the […]

Callum Smith headlines huge Liverpool fight night

February 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Callum Smith takes on Hadillah Mohoumadi in a WBC World Super-Middleweight final eliminator at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on April 2, live on Sky Sports, on a huge night of action. Unbeaten Smith is targeting a clash with WBC champion Badou Jack but must first dismiss Frenchman Mohoumadi, who also puts his European title on the line in the bout. ‘Mundo’s’ last action was in the Echo Arena in an all-Liverpool battle for the British and Commonwealth titles against Rocky Fielding, and he is straight back into action in a great fight, taking on former European champion Christopher Rebrasse, the Frenchman that handed tough examinations to both Smith and three-time World title challenger George Groves. Scotty Cardle and Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd meet again in […]

Saunders shouts for Golovkin super-unificiation or dishing second Eubank beating at Emirates Stadium

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Billy Joe Saunders was thrilled with his reception at Arsenal on Saturday and says the next time he steps on the pitch he wants to be fighting Gennady Golovkin or Chris Eubank Jnr. The big Gooners fan went on the pitch at half-time for the Burnley game and was given a roaring welcome by the supporters in recognition of his fantastic win over Andy Lee to take the WBO World Middleweight title in December. Hatfield ace Saunders then sat back and watched his side storm through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win and continue on their chase for a third successive trophy. The undefeated 26-year-old says he’d love to fight at the Emirates and his targets would be Kazakhstani […]

Pacquiao/Bradley undercard: Abraham vs Ramirez – Valdez vs Gradovich – Ramirez vs Perez

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Undefeated contenders GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ, ÓSCAR VALDEZ and JOSE RAMÍREZ, former world champion EVGENY GRADOVICH and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will host a Los Angeles press conference luncheon on Wednesday, February 10. The participants will be announcing their championship fights on the Manny Pacquiao – Timothy Bradley pay-per-view undercard. Gilberto Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan, Mexico, co-promoted by Zapari Boxing Promotions, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) No. 1 super middleweight contender and mandatory challenger, will get his first world title shot when he challenges WBO super middleweight champion ARTHUR ABRAHAM (44-4, 29 KOs), of Berlin Germany. Valdez (19-0, 16 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico, the WBO’s No. 1 featherweight contender, will defend his NABO featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight […]

Kovalev makes easy work of Pascal

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Undefeated Unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) retains all three of his titles as he makes short work of former light heavyweight world champion, Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs), again. The crowd was deafening as Michael Buffer announced Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Jean Pascal and everyone at Centre Bell was on their feet. Through the first five rounds Pascal weathered the flurry of punches handed out by The Krusher. However, by the fifth round Pascal seemed to be barely able to stay on his feet. Pascal’s trainer Freddie Roach stopped the fight just prior to the start of the eighth round. After the fight Kovalev said, “I don’t think Freddie Roach changed him at all. He […]

Sergey Kovalev: 174.6 lbs. Jean Pascal: 174.3 lbs.

January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). Opening up the telecast from the Bell Centre in Montreal is a 10-round welterweight matchup between Dmitry Mikhaylenko and Karim Mayfield. The main event of the evening, a 12-round light heavyweight championship rematch, features knockout artist Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev defending his titles against Jean Pascal in his back yard. Official Weights from Montreal: Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev: 174.6 lbs. Jean Pascal: 174.3 lbs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko: 146.7 lbs.Vi Karim Mayfield: 147 lbs. The camps of Unified world light-heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev and challenger Jean Pascal have clashed ahead of their rematch this Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, televised exclusively live in the UK on BoxNation.

Groves: I’ll fight any Brit Super-Middleweight

January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

George Groves says he’s ready to meet his domestic rivals at Super-Middleweight as he returns to action at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, live on Sky Sports – if the clashes lead to World title fights. Groves faces Andrea di Luisa in east London in his first fight since his slender loss against Badou Jack in Las Vegas in September, and the three-time World title challenger accepts that it’s going to take a few fights to get back to the level he wants to operate at. The Super-Middleweight division remains as vibrant as ever, and English fighters are at the forefront. Groves’ old foe James DeGale MBE holds the IBF crown, while Jack could soon come up against Liverpool star […]

Garcia vs Guerrero averages 2.5 million viewers on PBC on Fox

January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) brought championship boxing back to FOX in prime time Saturday night after an almost 20-year absence and delivered a resounding ratings knockout. The PBC on FOX, headlined by an intense 12-round battle for the vacant welterweight title between victor Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero, delivered PBC’s best audience since April 2015. Fueled by three exciting bouts, the PBC on FOX averaged a 1.5/3 household rating/share with 2.5 million viewers from 8:00 – 10:37 PM ET, according to Nielsen, +36% in rating and +39% in audience compared to PBC’s last primetime telecast (1.1/2, 1.8 million viewers on NBC, 12/12/15). Ratings and viewership built throughout the evening’s broadcast. FOX’s first bout featuring a hard-hitting heavyweight bout between Dominic Breazeale and Amir Mansour delivered […]

Di Luisa: Groves is not the fighter he was

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Andrea di Luisa says he’ll prove that George Groves is past his best when the Super-Middleweights clash at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on January 30, live on Sky Sports. The Italian is Groves’ first opposition since Badou Jack edged him out of their WBC World title clash in September in Las Vegas, with the Londoner looking to rebuild and land a fourth World title shot. Di Luisa believes that the Jack fight – along with Groves’ two titanic tussles with Carl Froch MBE – has taken the best out of ‘Saint’ George and he’ll stop the 27 year old’s latest charge for World honours at the first hurdle. “I don’t believe George is the same fighter as he was […]

Joshua: I can’t wait to get back in the ring

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Anthony Joshua MBE says he cannot wait to get back into action at The O2 on April 9. The Heavyweight sensation thrilled a sold-out crowd in Greenwich on December 12 in his brilliant British and Commonwealth title clash with bitter foe Dillian Whyte, with the amateur rivals sharing seven enthralling rounds before Joshua claimed the 15th KO win of his 15-fight pro career. The Whyte fight was Joshua’s fifth outing at The O2 and the third in a row at the brilliant arena that is quickly becoming the Olympic gold medal star’s fortress. An opponent for the 26 year old will be named next week when tickets will also go on sale, and with Joshua back in the ring after recharging his batteries over Christmas, […]

Groves: McGuigan can lead me to a World title

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

George Groves believes a change in trainer to Shane McGuigan can be the missing piece in his World title jigsaw as he returns to action against Andrea di Luisa on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, live on Sky Sports. Groves was edged out by Badou Jack in Las Vegas in September in their WBC Super-Middleweight clash, climbing off the canvas in the opening round to push the Swedish-American the distance. One judge gave the decision to Groves, but Jack held onto the title he took from Anthony Dirrell in April thanks to the other two cards. That was Groves’ third World title fight after his unforgettable battles with Carl Froch MBE in Manchester and London, and the […]

Thurman vs Porter: March 12 live on CBS

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman will defend his title against former champ “Showtime” Shawn Porter in a blockbuster matchup of two of the world’s best 147-pound fighters on Saturday, March 12 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS. The welterweight showdown will air live on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment, is produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for the CBS Television Network, both divisions of the CBS Corporation.‎ The last primetime boxing event on CBS was Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks on Feb. 15, 1978. Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs), of Clearwater, Fla., and Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Akron, Ohio, are both coming off […]

Brook: I’ll land summer blockbuster after Bizier blitz

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kell Brook has told Kevin Bizier he’s in for a rough night when he defends his IBF World Welterweight title at the Sheffield Arena on March 26, live on Sky Sports – before setting up a blockbuster fight in the summer. Brook makes the third defence of his crown against the Canadian, after the IBF ordered his second mandatory battle since winning the crown in August 2014, with injury issues forcing him out of a voluntary defence against the dangerous Diego Chaves in October. Brook met the media today (January 25) for the first time since a twitter storm broke out on Friday between himself, Khan and promoter Eddie Hearn, and while ‘The Special One’ reiterated his frustration at failing to land a clash with […]

Braehmer defends WBA world title against Oosthuizen on March 12 in Neubrandenburg

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Juergen Braehmer (47-2, 35 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight title against Thomas ‘Tommy Gun’ Oosthuizen (25-0-2, 14 KOs) on March 12 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The bout was originally scheduled to take place last November in Monaco before a hand injury suffered by Braehmer forced the fight’s postponement, but now fully fit, the reigning champion is relishing a return to Neubrandenburg, where he claimed the WBA World title back in 2013. ‘’Neubrandenburg holds a very special place in my heart,’’ said Braehmer. ‘’It was here that I beat Marcus Oliveria to become World Champion for a second time. So of course, I’m looking forward to returning to the Jahnsportforum and successfully defending my title against Oosthuizen.’’ The 37 year-old southpaw […]

Garcia decisions Guerrero to win WBC 147lb title

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Before a crowd of 12,052 at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles, Danny “Swift” Garcia, (32-0, 18 KOs) of Philadelphia won a unanimous 12-round decision over Gilroy, Calif.’s Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, (33-4, 18 KOs). Scores were 116-112 on all three judges’ scorecard. Fighting for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Title in the first Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX event, Guerrero came out aggressively in the first four rounds using a solid jab and strong over hand left hands to control the action. Garcia acclimated well to the pressure in the fifth round, finding his range and using potshotting right hands to halt the oncoming Guerrero. The theme would play itself out during the second half of the fight as well with Garcia dominating […]

Sergey Kovalev wants to finish off Jean Pascal

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

What changed in your training coming to this fight? Sergey Kovalev: “I did a lot of mistakes in our last fight and right now I try to fix it. I try to be better. It’s a secret about my mistakes and just me and my trainer know about my mistakes. I learned from my first fight. Right now I fix it and try to be creative, do everything exactly correct and try to fight more harder and try to stop Pascal early this time. “Because I was disappointed in my performance in our last fight against Pascal I want to do this much better, much more clear. “I felt very comfortable (in last fight). Judge gave to him two rounds, but I didn’t feel I […]

Brook defends IBF belt against Bizier

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield Arena on March 26, live on Sky Sports. Brook makes the third defence of the crown and his second in his hometown fortress in the Steel City following wins against Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin at The O2 in London. ‘The Special One’ meets his mandatory challenger for the second time since landing the title with a stunning win over Shaun Porter in California in August 2014, and returns to action having shaken off the rib injury that forced him out of a defence against Diego Chaves in October. “I’m delighted to be back fighting at the Sheffield Arena again,” said Brook. “While I was gutted to […]

Leo Santa Cruz vs Kiko Martinez on February 27 in Anaheim, California

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Undefeated three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will make the first defense of his Featherweight World Championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez on Saturday, Feb. 27, live on SHOWTIME® from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. “I’m excited to have another opportunity to fight in front of my L.A. friends,” said Santa Cruz. “I’ve been in the gym and staying ready for anyone that’s put in front of me. I’m going to be 100 percent ready for this fight and I plan to go out there and look great.” “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to face off against Leo Santa Cruz on February 27,” said Martinez. “Santa Cruz is clearly one […]

Anthony Crolla is excited at the prospect of facing the winner of Flanagan and Mathews

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Manchester’s WBA World Lightweight champion Anthony Crolla is excited at the prospect of facing the winner of Terry Flanagan and Derry Mathews in a massive all British unification showdown. Promoter Frank Warren offered Crolla £500,000 to face the winner out of Flanagan, the reigning WBO king, and Mathews, who clash on Saturday 13th February at the Liverpool Echo Arena exclusively live on BoxNation, and the Mancunian says there’s a good chance of the fight happening. He said, “It’s a great offer but I can’t really consider it knowing that I’ve got a fight to come. Both teams can come to the table and talk after our next fights are behind us so there’s every chance of the fight happening.” Crolla lost to Liverpool’s Mathews earlier […]

Pacquiao vs Bradley: Saturday, April 9 presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, and five-time world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, will collide in a 12-round World Welterweight Championship battle of pound for pound titans, Saturday, April 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  This will also mark the first time former Trainers of the Year Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas have faced each other from opposite corners.  Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, the Pacquiao vs. Bradley world championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Bradley, priced at $1,204, $804, $604, $404, $254,and $154, not including applicable […]

Kovalev vs Pascal II conference call quotes

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion On Pascal changing his training camp: “What he says and what he will do in the ring is two different things.” On his game plan for this fight: “I don’t have any plans for the fight. We will go to the ring. A boxing fight is a street fight. No rules. It doesn’t matter what he will bring. I must be ready for anything. I don’t think about Pascal. I don’t think about what he will be. He has good motivation and he has a new coach, but I just should be ready for anything. If he will bring something better, it doesn’t matter.” On being overconfident in the rematch: “I am prepared […]

Frampton vs Quigg lands on SHOWTIME

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg’s World Super-Bantamweight unification blockbuster will be shown live on SHOWTIME in the US on February 27. Frampton travels to Manchester to put his IBF crown on the line against Bury man Quigg, who defends his WBA strap against his Belfast rival. The sold-out Manchester Arena hosts the hotly-anticipated battle between the unbeaten pair and American fight fans can expect to savour a fevered atmosphere through their screens with tickets split 50-50 between Frampton’s travelling support from Northern Ireland and Quigg’s vocal Lancastrian backing. “I am thrilled to be boxing on SHOWTIME and defending my world title in front of such a large television audience in the US,” said Frampton. “SHOWTIME is the home of huge global boxing events and I […]

Wilder KO’s Szpilka in 9 to retain WBC Heavyweight World Title

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

American heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder defended his WBC title for the third time with a devastating ninth round knockout of Polish challenger Artur Szpilka on Saturday night, live on SHOWTIME in front of 12,668 fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. With WBA and WBO Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury and Wilder’s mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin watching from ringside, Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) impressed yet again in knocking out his 35th opponent in 36 fights. It was a close fight until Szpilka walked into a brutal right to the chin while throwing a wide left at 2:24 of the ninth round. Szpilka fell onto his back and remained unconscious on the canvas for a few moments before responding to questions and stating he was […]

Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka quotes

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

A huge fight week featuring the first two heavyweight world title fights in Brooklyn in 115 years kicked off Tuesday with media workouts at world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. This Saturday, January 16 at Barclays Center, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will make the third defense of his title against Polish bruiser Artur Szpilka while unbeaten heavyweights Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov battle for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Championship. The doubleheader will air live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing and Sferis Knockout Promotions, start at $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, […]

Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov with big test against Charles Martin

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

As undefeated heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) prepares to face southpaw Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KOs) at the Barclays Center on Saturday for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Title, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is feeling no pressure because he has already competed on the sporting world’s biggest stage in Beijing. The 31-year old from Lugansk, Ukraine received the bronze medal in Beijing after an injury forced him to pull out of his fight against Zhang Zhilei, whom Czar had defeated the year before in the World Amateur Championships. When asked which was more stressful for him, the Olympics or his upcoming title fight, Czar replied, “It is the same. The Olympics is a big competition. The title fight is a big fight. […]

Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero quotes

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ray Flores First of all, I want to send a Happy New Year to all the media and everyone that is joining us on the conference call. I’m really excited about Fight Week on FOX in Los Angeles. I could not think of a better way to kick off 2016 than the fight that we have on January 23 at STAPLES Center promoted by TGB Promotions. It is Premier Boxing Champions Live on FOX and FOX Deportes on January 23 from STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles. It is Fight Week and you get two fights that week – TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FOX Sports 1 and BOXEO DE CAMPONES is on FOX Deportes. It is on Tuesday, January 18 at the Club Nokia at LA […]

Frampton vs Quigg live on Sky Sports Box Office

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sky Sports Box Office will show the eagerly anticipated super-bantamweight unification World Title fight between two of Britain’s undefeated champions, Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. Tickets sold out in a matter of minutes for the must-see event at the Manchester Arena on Saturday February 27. Someone’s perfect record will go as the long-awaited clash between Frampton the IBF champion and Quigg the WBA belt holder will finally determine the number one domestic boxer in the division. Belfast born Frampton, who received an MBE in the New Year honours list, has drawn support from across the different communities of Northern Ireland. His popularity will ensure a strong Irish contingent in the crowd making for an electric atmosphere with Bury’s Quigg enjoying the passionate Lancashire fans. Adam […]

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