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Kell Brook vs Diego Chaves on October 24 in Sheffield

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena on October 24, live on Sky Sports. Brook makes the third defence of his crown at his hometown fortress after ‘The Special One’ forced mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan to retire after four rounds of his first defence there in March and then faced Frankie Gavin in his second defence in London in May, ending the Birmingham man’s challenge in the sixth round at The O2. Brook will be hunting another stoppage win over Chaves, but ‘La Joya’ will be out to spoil the party. The Argentine enters the clash on the back of a split draw with Timothy Bradley having also taken on Brandon Rios and Keith Thurman […]

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez close out epic four-city international press tour

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Closing out a five-day, four-city international press tour which had already made stops in Los Angeles, Mexico City and New York City, WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former Two-Time Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) hosted a press conference on Friday, Aug. 28 in front of a hometown audience in Cotto’s native Puerto Rico. Hundreds of media members and thousands of screaming fans filled Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez to see Cotto and Canelo and their teams despite the area being hit by Tropical Storm Erika the night before. The press conference audience was thrilled as the fighters made their entrance to an impressive pyrotechnic display. The excitement in the crowd continued as both fighters […]

McDonnell: I want Quigg after I beat Kameda

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jamie McDonnell says he will KO Tomoki Kameda in their WBA World Bantamweight title rematch in Texas on Sunday live on Sky Sports before moving up to Super Bantamweight to face WBA champ Scott Quigg. McDonnell defends his belt against Kameda in a rematch of their gripping encounter in May, where the Doncaster man claimed off the canvas in the third round to outpoint the previously unbeaten Japanese star. The 29 year old says he will make a big statement at the American Bank Center before returning to the UK to seek out an all-British World title bash with Manchester favourite Quigg. “This is a massive fight and one I really wanted before looking at that move up to Super Bantamweight,” said McDonnell. “The plan […]

Saunders v Lee postponed – show goes on with Flanagan, Smith

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO World Middleweight title challenge against champion Andy Lee on Saturday 10th October has had to be postponed after Saunders received a cut eye in sparring. The show will still go ahead with all-action Manchester hero Terry Flanagan making the first defence against Diego Magdaleno and Liverpool’s Liam Smith’s Vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight title challenge against John Thompson. A title-stacked undercard features WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Champion Liam Walsh; hotshot Jack Catterall defends his WBO Intercontinental Junior Welterweight title; Luke Blackledge defends his Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Championship against Lee Markham, and Tom Stalker and Craig Evans clash for the Vacant WBO European Lightweight Championship. Hatfield star Saunders is devastated that his fight against Irish rival Lee has taken a further delay following last […]

Santa Cruz beats Mares by majority decision – over 2,000 punches thrown

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

In a battle of Southern California featherweights, Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz, (31-0-1, 17 KOs) defeated Abner Mares, (29-2-1, 15 KOs) by majority decision in a fight reminiscent of Mexican wars between boxing legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales on Saturday night. Scores tallied 117-111 twice and 114-114 in front of a raucous crowd of 13,109 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles for the Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN main event. With savage uppercuts and brutal power shots from the opening bell, the combatants threw more than 2,000 punches combined with Santa Cruz connecting 35 percent of his total 1,050 punches and Mares connecting 23 percent of his 980 total punches. In the third round, Mares was cut from an accidental head-butt, with blood […]

Anthony Crolla vs Darleys Perez II on Nov 21

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Anthony Crolla will face Darleys Perez in a rematch for the WBA World Lightweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 21, live on Sky Sports. Crolla and Perez clashed in the same venue in July where Perez kept hold of his title via a majority draw despite a tremendous performance from Crolla and having two points deducted in the second half of the fight for low blows. The WBA granted Crolla a second crack at the Colombian and promoter Eddie Hearn completed the deal with ‘Million Dollar’ once again facing the champion in front of a his passionate home crowd. “I’m so pleased for Anthony that he gets another bite of the cherry on November 21 in his home city,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. […]

Adrien Broner battles Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev on 10/3

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs)returns to his hometown looking for a fourth world title as he faces fellow former world champion Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) for the WBA Super Lightweight world title on Saturday, October 3 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, undefeated IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) will defend his belt against veteran former world title challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KOs). “I’m excited to be back in Cincinnati taking on a tough world class fighter who is going to bring it,” said Broner. “This fight means the world to me. […]

Floyd Mayweather, Badou Jack, Ishe Smith open media quotes

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) opened up the Mayweather Boxing Club on Wednesday for his last media day ever as he prepares for the last fight of a celebrated 19-year career. He will defend his WBC and WBA Welterweight World Championships against power-punching, two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 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). If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0. Television camera crews, newspaper columnists, boxing writers, radio broadcasters, web reporters and photographers watched as boxing’s perennial pound for pound king and 12-time world champion in […]

Mares vs Santa Cruz final quotes

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

With just days to go until their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown, Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs)and Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs)faced-off at the final press conference at Club Nokia in Los Angeles Thursday before they enter the ring at STAPLES Center on Saturday, August 29. Fighters participating on Saturday night’s undercard were also in attendance at Thursday’s press conference including exciting Mexican brawlers Hugo Ruiz (35-2, 31 KOs) and Julio Cesar Ceja (29-1, 26 KOs) who meet in a super bantamweight world title bout that opens the PBC on ESPN telecast at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Joining them was undefeated Southern California prospect Alejandro Luna (18-0, 13 KOs) who also competes in undercard action, which begins in the […]

Miguel Cotto vs Canelo NYC press conference quotes

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Reigning WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) were greeted by hundreds of chanting fans as they hosted a press conference in New York City on Wednesday, August 26 as part of their international four-city press tour ahead of their highly anticipated championship showdown in November. The next mega-fight in the storied Puerto Rico vs. Mexico boxing rivalry will take place Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View. At the New York City press conference held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Cotto, the first native of Puerto Rico to […]

Mosley/Mayorga: The WBC rejects simulated fights at press conferences

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The World Boxing Council expresses complete rejection concerning the embarrassing fight simulation between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga. In a video that has been spread through media and social networks, a fight, previously agreed, is shown between the fighters. Shane Mosley’s and Ricardo Mayorga’s actions could have generated more serious and unfortunate consequences. These actions are totally unacceptable to our sport. Our Lifetime President, Don Jose Sulaiman ( May he rest in peace) suffered for many years, after being injured during a fight between the camps Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. A brawl that was previously agreed, without awareness that other people were nearby. The World Boxing Council has in very a special esteem for Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga, due to their glorious achievements […]

Cotto vs Canelo Mexico City press conference quotes

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former Two-Time Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) hosted a Mexico City press conference today in front of more than 100 media members that was broadcast live in Mexico on TV Azteca. The event drew hundreds of excited, screaming fans that cheered for both fighters during the press conference. With seven world titles between them, impressive resumes and high levels of popularity in their home countries, Cotto vs. Canelo is shaping up to be the biggest fight in boxing this year and the biggest fight in the history of the famed Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry. Below are quotes and photos from the Mexico City press conference stop […]

Cleverly clash with Fonfara set for October 16 in Chicago

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nathan Cleverly will face Andrzej Fonfara at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday October 16, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Spike in the US at the top of a Premier Boxing Champions bill. Cleverly is back up at Light Heavyweight having faced bitter foe Tony Bellew at Cruiserweight in November, and the Welshman is looking to rule the World for a second time in the division in his third fight on US soil. Standing in his way of making inroads in the 175lbs division once more is Polish-born Chicago fan-favourite Fonfara, who fights at UIC Pavilion for the 14th time in his career and is fresh off a stunning performance against former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in April of […]

Deontay Wilder vs Johann Duhaupas on September 26

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) will make the second defense of his title when he faces France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) in primetime on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, September 26 from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT with exciting undefeated brawler Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KOs) returning to the ring to battle former world champion Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) in 12 rounds of super lightweight action. This fight will signify the return of heavyweight world championship boxing in primetime on NBC. This is the first heavyweight title bout in primetime on NBC since May 20, 1985, when another undefeated American heavyweight world champion, Larry […]

Crawford vs Jean on October 24

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Undefeated two-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Year, TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD, Omaha’s favorite son, and one-time world title challenger and current No. 2 world-rated contender, DIERRY “Dougy Style” JEAN, will host a news conference announcing their World Junior Welterweight Championship fight This Monday. The news conference, which will be open to the public, will begin at 1:00 p.m. CT, with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. CT. Joining Crawford and Jean will be Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. The press conference will be streamed live, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT, via www.toprank.tv. Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) will be making the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title. It will be the third time Omaha […]

Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding clash in British title blockbuster

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding will clash for the vacant British Super Middleweight title in an all-Liverpool blockbuster at the Echo Arena on November 7, live on Sky Sports. The unbeaten Liverpool stars have been on a collision course following their impressive wins in June, with Fielding blasting away World rated Texan Brian Vera inside two rounds and Smith outpointing former European champion Christopher Rebrasse Along with the coveted Lord Lonsdale belt – vacated by Callum’s brother Paul – the winner will take huge steps on the World scene in the 168lbs division as KO star Smith (17-0) is rated at number two in the WBC where he holds the Silver title while big-hitting Fielding (21-0) is rated at six in the IBF. “This is […]

Golovkin vs Lemieux press conference quotes

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ahead of their title unification bout, boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC Interim Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF Middleweight World Champion power-puncher DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, held a New York City press conference to kick-off their three-city press tour today. Earlier in the day the fighters took the time to visit one of New York’s most iconic city landmarks, the Empire State Building. Golovkin vs. Lemieux is more of the most anticipated fights for the Middleweight Unified World Championship and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The 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. Below are […]

Abner Mares: I’m prepared for Leo Santa Cruz

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Former three division world champion Abner Mares was joined by dozens of Los Angeles media members today during his open media workout at his Del Mares Gym. Mares is preparing for his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown with Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 29 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Mares went through a full training session as media members watched on and documented the event. In addition, the Mexican band Banda Culiacansito performed a private concert as he went through his workout. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $300, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 […]

Eggington and Gavin clash in Birmingham derby

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sam Eggington and Frankie Gavin will clash in an all-Birmingham Welterweight championship fight on a stacked card at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on October 17, live on Sky Sports. Eggington will put his British, Commonwealth and WBC International Silver Welterweight titles on the line against Gavin, who goes straight back into championship action following his World title clash with Kell Brook in May. Stourbridge star Eggington has been on fire in the last year, with impressive wins over Denton Vassell, Shayne Singleton, Joseph Lamptey and Glenn Foot leading to ‘The Savage’ picking up the titles he defends against his city rival. Gavin is the outright owner of a Lonsdale belt and a former Commonwealth king, but ‘Funtime’ will be eager to regain the titles […]

Official: Cotto vs Alvarez set for highly anticipated mega-fight on November 21

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions are pleased to announce the highly anticipated clash of two titans in a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico battle. On Saturday, Nov. 21, Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs), the reigning WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes, and Mexican superstarCanelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs), a former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion will finally meet in the ring at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for the WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championship. The 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. […]

Lee v Saunders postponed – moved to Manchester Arena on Oct 10

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

WBO World Middleweight Champion, Andy Lee, has been hit with a virus which has caused his fight against mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders to be postponed from the 19th September 2015. Whilst the virus is not serious, Lee’s Promoter, manager and trainer, Adam Booth, informed co-promoter Frank Warren about it and whilst the Lee camp were happy to see if it cleared up in the next fortnight Warren, who also manages Billy Joe Saunders, was not prepared to take the risk with so much at stake for the Broadcasters, Boxers and the fans. “Adam contacted me and quite correctly let me know that Andy was ill. Whilst they were prepared to gamble on him recovering in time, there is so much at stake for so […]

Leo Santa Cruz: I’m determined to win this fight against Abner Mares

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Undefeated two-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz held a media workout Tuesday at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in La Puente, Calif., before his showdown with Abner Mares on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN on Saturday, August 29 airing live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Santa Cruz worked out for media, conducted interviews and was even presented with a birthday cake in celebration of his 27th birthday, which was Monday. The band Las Voces Del Rancho was on hand to sing him “Happy Birthday.” Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $300, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 or […]

Peter Quillin faces Michael Zerafa on PBC on NBC on September 12th

August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Undefeated middleweight star Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will headline in a 12-round middleweight bout against Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) while super welterweight world champion Cornelius “K-9″ Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) defends against undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) on an action-packed edition of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Saturday, September 12 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. “I’m ready and excited to return to the ring on NBC on September 12,” said Quillin. “I’m already deep into training camp and preparing to be in the best shape of my career. I know my opponent is dangerous and he’s coming to make a name for himself. I’m at the top of […]

Errol Spence battles Chris Van Heerden on September 11th in Toronto

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), in association with Global Legacy Boxing (GLB) and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), officially announced today that 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence will take on South African welterweight Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden in the 10-round televised co-feature, airing September 11 live on Spike TV in the United States, as well as Indigo and Bell TV in Canada, from Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The Sept. 11 event, part of the prestigious Premier Boxing Champions series, WILL BE headlined by the world light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and challenger Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency. Stevenson (26-1-0, 21 KOs), fighting out of Montreal, will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring magazine and lineal light heavyweight […]

Groves vs Jack set for September 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s official! George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) will challenge Badou Jack (19-1, 12 KOs) for the WBC World Super Middleweight title on September 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV in the US. The Saints world championship challenge will feature on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s WBC and WBA World Welterweight Championship defence against Andre Berto, in what is expected to be the final fight of the pound-for-pound king’s illustrious 19-year career. Groves became mandatory challenger for the WBC strap following an impressive points victory over Christopher Rebrasse in September 2014, which also saw the 27 year-old claim the WBC Silver and European Super Middleweight titles. Since that moment the Hammersmith-boxer has been awaiting his opportunity to challenge […]

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto, Sept 12th at the MGM Grand, live on SHOWTIME PPV

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

 In what is expected to be the final fight of his illustrious 19-year career, boxing superstar and pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) will put his undefeated record and WBC and WBA Welterweight World Championships on the line against power-punching, two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) Saturday, Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Coming off of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao event, in which Mayweather remained undefeated by taking a unanimous decision victory, Mayweather will test himself against a hard-hitting fighter hungry for his chance to score a historic upset. Mayweather could also make history. If triumphant, he would match the record of the late heavyweight champion […]

Lee Selby signs deal with Al Haymon

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

IBF Featherweight World Champion Lee Selby has signed a deal to work with boxing advisor Al Haymon. Al Haymon currently works with a number of the world’s leading boxers, including British boxers Amir Khan, Carl Frampton and James DeGale. Al Haymon will work as an advisor to Selby, who will continue to be managed by Chris Sanigar. Speaking on the agreement, Selby said: “I’m delighted to have signed with Al Haymon and I’m looking forward to boxing in some massive fights ahead. I’m also pleased to continue with Chris Sanigar, who’s been with me since the start of my pro career. It’s exciting times ahead and I can’t wait for my first world title defense.” Selby’s manager Chris Sanigar added “Lee has been based out […]

Classy Campbell stops Coyle in Hull

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Matchroom Boxing Luke Campbell MBE stopped Tommy Coyle to settle the ‘Rumble on the Humber’ in style and move into World title contention in Hull. The Olympic gold medal hero sent his local rival to the canvas in the second round of their WBC World Lightweight title eliminator with a sharp left hook to the body, and while Coyle gamely got to his feet, Campbell had already asserted an authority on ‘Boom Boom’ that he would not surrender in the contest. Coyle took Campbell beyond eight rounds for the first time in the paid ranks for ‘Cool Hand’ but two rounds later, Campbell finished the fight in emphatic fashion, flooring Coyle three times before the referee waved the contest off after the fourth knockdown of […]

Billy Joe Saunders getting ready for Andy Lee

August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Billy Joe Saunders starts his training camp today with the clock counting down to his massive WBO World Middleweight title clash against champion Andy Lee on Saturday 19th September at Thomond Park in Limerick. The Hatfield star has set up camp at the plush MGM training complex in Marbella with his renown trainer Jimmy Tibbs as they prepare for the biggest fight of Saunders’ unbeaten 22-fight career with just over six weeks’ to go until the showdown. Saunders, 25, used the same training facilities to get him into phenomenal shape for his biggest win yet over rival Chris Eubank Jnr. and aims to replicate that successful camp to defeat hard Irishman Lee. Although Saunders is in fighting shape already having come off a fourth round […]

Lucas Matthysse vs Viktor Postol for the Vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship on Oct 3

August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

On October 3, one the most exciting fighters and fearsome punchers in boxing, Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) will take on the dangerous and undefeated Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets for Matthysse vs. Postol are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, and go on sale Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through […]

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