|Power Surge Continues!
January 31, 2011
(JAN 31) On Friday at the Double Tree Westshore Hotel in Tampa, Florida, Vilier Quinonez continued his steamroll up the super middleweight ranks by scoring his second consecutive first-round knockout. Fighting against Texan opponent LD Herbert, 25-year-old Quinonez (now 2-0, 2 KOs) established his jab from the opening bell and quickly bloodied Herbert's nose. Herbert was trying a combination of his own when Quinonez hit him with a right to the body that doubled Herbert over and sent him to the canvas. Herbert was deemed unable to continue at 1:13 of round one. Quinonez' co-promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing (along with Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions) congratulated the Cuban for his awesome display of punching power. Another member of the Shaw/Margules "Power Surge" group of young punchers, Jorge Maysonet Jr., will be in action February 18 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
|WBC News: The WBC
Clarifies the Situation of fight between Morales and Marquez
January 29, 2011
The World Boxing Council clarifies the situation of the fight
between Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez which is being planned.
The WBC received a personal request from Golden Boy Promotions
regarding the authorization for the bout between Erik Morales and
Juan Manuel Marquez for the WBC Lightweight Diamond World
Championship, but we were never told, nor did we announce that such
fight was a fact, but it was authorized in the understanding that it
is the promotional company´s decision to hold it or not, when and
where they decide.
The WBC simply approves such decision with great pleasure, by virtue of the fact that the bout would be between two Mexican boxers who are considered to be some of the greatest in the history of our country, regardless of Erik Morales having been world champion three times in different divisions and Juan Manuel Marquez also having been world champion in three different weight divisions. That the bout is held is not the WBC´s decision or responsibility, but Golden Boy´s as well as a decision to be made by both fighters.
|Tonight: Fight Card at
the Turning Stone Casino in Verona
January 29, 2011
Photo Credit: Michael Rivest
(JAN 29) Tonight at the Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, New
York, there will be a boxing card at this venue. Yesterday's
weigh-in: Franklin Lawrence 238 – Jason Estrada 240 - (WBC
Caribbean Heavyweight title); Isaac Rodrigues 161 – Jose Medina 159-
female bout (rematch) Amanda Serrano 128 –Ela Nunez 130; Stephen
Scott 151 – Martin Wright 151; Latif Mundy 162 – Ibahiem King 163
Andy Mejias 168 ½ - Isaac Atencio 170; Steve Tyne 165 – Derrick Evans 167.
|Today: Toney to Present
Horse Racing Trophy Saturday at Santa Anita
January 29, 2011
(JAN 29) Today at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, popular multiple-time world champion James "Lights Out" Toney (72-6-3, 44 KOs) will present the trophy to the winners of Saturday's Sunshine Millions Turf horse race on behalf of San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. The former middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion will also be available to meet fans and sign autographs. The Sunshine Millions Turf is a $300,000 race open to thoroughbred horses four years and older, bred either in Florida or California. Toney will make his return to boxing on February 24 at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in San Bernardino when he defends his IBA Heavyweight Championship against "Dangerous" Damon Reed (45-14, 32 KOs) in a Fox Sports televised 12-round main event. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the charismatic Toney has gained tremendous popularity in his adopted home of Sherman Oaks, California.
Special Tribute to Photographer Roger
by Sue TL Fox
January 28, 2011
(JAN 28) WBAN recently learned that top photographer Roger Williams passed away on January 26th, in Phoenix, Arizona. Williams shot photos for boxing sites, and he was also a UPI, Washington Post, and a White House Photographer. Roger covered boxing for 20 plus years, and he was very well-known around the boxing circles. You could see many of his great photos on Fightnews.com and Boxinginlasvegas.com, among many more publications. Williams also would contribute photos to WBAN for boxing fans to see some great photos..Full Story
|Camp Notes: Adam
Trout - Check it out!
January 28, 2011
(JAN 28) Austin "No Doubt" Trout gears up for the biggest fight of his life when he travels to Mexico to challenge Rigoberto Alvarez on February 5, 2011, for the vacant WBA World light middleweight title. The fight was originally scheduled to place at the Sergio Leon Chávez Soccer Stadium in Irapuato, Guanajuato Mexico, but has been moved to Guadalajara according to Trout. "I just got word that the fight has been moved to Guadalajara, Mexico." said Trout. "This is my first world title shot and I'm going to leave everything in the ring come fight night. My training camp has shifted to the high altitude mountains of Ruidoso, New Mexico, where the elevation approaches 7,000 feet. Abraham "Abie" Han, Joaquin Zamora and Arturo Crespin are some of the guys that I've brought into camp, as well as some others. My timing is on and I'm happy with the way this camp has been going. I just want to get in the ring with Alvarez and show the world that I belong with the elite fighters in my division." Louie Burke, trainer for Austin Trout stated, "We are getting great sparring from the guys we've brought in. Everyone is giving Austin great work. His weight is good. Training in this high elevation is going to prepare us for Mexico. Austin has been preparing for this moment his whole life and I'm confident he'll be ready to go when we step in the ring." Having worked so hard to get to this point in his boxing career, Trout went on to say, "As a kid you always dream of becoming a world champion and on February 5th, my goal is to make that dream come true."
|Is Amir Un-Khan-cerned
About His Legacy?
January 27, 2011
(JAN 27) Breidis Prescott remains hopeful that someone on Amir Khan's team will finally convince their young champion to do the right thing. Prescott says that instead of squabbling about purses and trying to convince unknown fighters to face him for lousy money in a forgettable fight, Khan should give fans the world over what they're overwhelmingly asking for - Prescott vs. Khan II. "Is he really so unconcerned about his legacy and reputation that he'll continue this sad campaign to shame unknown fighters into the ring with him for chump change? Does he read what the boxing world is saying about what he's doing?" Khan's latest opponent, Marcos Maidana, recently put out a press release about claims that potential foes are pricing themselves out of fighting Khan. "...he always has the money excuse prepared to be thrown out in case boxing fans and TV networks pressure him to face big challenges," Maidana said. "I'm beginning to agree with Maidana on this one," continued Prescott. "I've been saying I'll be reasonable about money from the start. None of the other opponents he's been chasing after will make for a fight half as intriguing and lucrative as our rematch would be." For those who don't recall, Prescott gave Khan a leather-made sleep aid in 54 seconds in September 2008 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester. "Amir, you still don't have an opponent. Stop these games and act like a champion. If you're having so much trouble making fights that no one cares about, call me and you'll have an easy time making a fight the entire world wants to see!"
Salita to open a Boxing Academy
January 27, 2011
(JAN 27) Team Salita and Marks JCH of Bensonhurst are excited to present Dmitriy Salita Boxing Academy. The program was personally developed and designed by Dmitriy through his extensive experience and training with some of the best boxers and trainers in the world. It combines time proven methods to increase fitness, improve strength and teach self-defense through boxing. Join us for a Grand Opening and a special demonstration by Dmitriy Salita at the Marks JCH on Sunday, January 30th at 4:30 PM. Take the opportunity to register for the class on the spot while space is available. Dmitriy Salita Boxing Academy at the Marks JCH begins on February 10th for children 8-11 years old and youth 12-16 years old. For details and registration please call Alex Bebeshko at 718-331-6800 ext. 132.
Toney Returns February 24 on The Empire's Fight Night in
January 27, 2011
(JAN 27) On Thursday, February 24, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in San Bernardino, California, The Empire Sports and Entertainment will proudly present the next installment of their "Fight Night in America" series, this time featuring the return to boxing of all-time-great champion James "Lights Out" Toney (72-6-3, 44 KOs). The former middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion will be defending his IBA Heavyweight Championship against Topeka, Kansas, veteran "Dangerous" Damon Reed (45-14, 32 KOs) in the Fox Sports televised 12-round main event."We're thrilled to be working with the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino and to be able to bring the fans in attendance, as well as the national television audience, the return of such a great champion in James Toney," said The Empire Sports and Entertainment President, Greg Cohen. Considered a defensive wizard and a throwback to boxing's glory days, Toney was last seen in a boxing ring in September 2009 when he stopped Matthew Greer in two rounds. Toney won the IBA Heavyweight Championship in December 2008 with a split decision over perennial top contender Fres Oquendo. According to Cohen, Toney is the perfect fighter to headline their first show at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. "Not only is his fighting style like watching a daredevil walk a tightrope, but outside the ring he's such a colorful personality. There is never a dull moment with James and he is an amazing talent, beloved by fans all over the world." Tickets for Fight Night in America are available at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. They are priced between $40 and $70. The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino Box Office is located on the main casino level, inside the gift shop. For more information, call the box office at 1-800-359-2464 ext: 2832 or visit sanmanuel.com.
|Global Boxing Promotions
Now Licensed and "Open for Business"
January 26, 2011
(JAN 26) Global Boxing Promotions is proud to announce that they are now a licensed promoter in the states of New York and New Jersey. The company, based out of North Bergen, NJ, will be promoting its second card on February 19th along with Mississippi-based Prize Fight Promotions at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. The show titled "Brick City Brawl" featuring undefeated heavyweight Mariusz Wach (23-0, 11 KO) of Krakow, Poland against Jonathan Haggler (23-3, 18 KO), will be televised by FoxSports. "We are very excited to be open for business," said Global Boxing Promotions president Mariusz Kolodziej. "We have exciting plans for the future of boxing and are looking to make waves in the sport both here and abroad." In addition, Maureen Shea will be the vice president of the promotional company. Shea, who is also the NABF female featherweight champion, will oversee the company's day-to-day operations from her office at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen. Shea's Pandora Promotions will work as a sister company to Global Boxing. "I saw how hard she worked on the Pandora Promotions card [on January 19] to make her dream a reality," says Kolodziej. "She possesses the necessary leadership qualities to run a top boxing company." "I feel very confident in the team we have here, " Shea says. Matchmaking the company's shows is none other than "The Boxing Diva" Renee Aiken, who is one of the east coast's pre-eminent matchmakers. Aiken, based out of Delaware, is licensed to matchmake in six states. Rounding out the team is publicist Kasia Niedzwiecka, who will handle all media relations and press releases.
|Joseph Judah added to
card in Newark!
January 26, 2011
(JAN 26) Joseph Judah has just been added to the IBF Jr.
Welterweight title fight card promoted by Main Events & Super Judah
Promotions, on Saturday, March 5th at the Amerihealth Pavillion at
the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Joseph Judah said "Words cannot express how excited I am to get back in the ring on the undercard of this highly anticipated boxing event. I'm hungry for success in the boxing business and I am training hard in the gym looking forward to a great year in 2011. "When I step in the ring on March 5th, the boxing world can expect a dominating victory." Joseph Judah said "I have had several fights fall thru due to various reasons. I want to thank Main Events & Super Judah Promotions for this opportunity to show the world what Joseph Judah can do in the boxing ring."
In the main event, Zab Judah will face Kaizer Mabuza for the vacant IBF Jr. Welterweight championship. In the co-feature, 2008 USA Olympian Saddam "World Kid" Ali will face TBA.
|WBC Announces "All
misunderstandings and miscommunications with Timothy Bradley
January 26, 2011
Photo: Lori Steinhorst
(JAM 26) The WBC and Timothy Bradley are happy to announce that all misunderstandings and miscommunications from the past have been cleared. Timothy has been closely associated to the WBC for many years. He won the WBC Youth title, won the WBC green and gold belt and has been present in several WBC Annual Conventions in Spain, China, and always being very active in WBC Cares events, visiting children’s hospitals and representing the WBC as exemplary ambassador of our organization. “I have always respected the WBC and it holds a very special place in my heart. I am very happy to have cleared up the unfortunate misunderstandings and I am looking forward to fighting Devon Alexander on January 29”. The WBC President is very happy with this situation. “Timothy became the WBC Youth Champion in 2005 and a WBC World Champion in 2008. He is a very impressive young man and I was very touched when he received his championship belt in Mexico and he embraced his father in tears. I am personally very happy that everything is cleared and we look forward to the great event on January 29. WBC Champion Devon Alexander will fight WBO Champion Timothy Bradley in a World unification bout, which promises to be one of the greatest fights in recent years”.
Mason Menard Defends UBO Title March 12
January 26, 2011
(JAN 26) Universal Boxing Organization™ All-America Lightweight Champion “Rock Hard Mighty” Mason Menard (14-1, 12 KOs) will defend his title on Saturday March 12 at the Hilton Towers Ballroom in Lafayette, Louisiana. Promoter Chad Broussard is working on finalizing a suitable opponent for his 22-year-old charge, and is hoping to be able to announce the name within a few weeks. Menard, the 2010 UBO Prospect of the Year, won the All-America title last July when he stopped Missouri state titlist Robbie Cannon in seven rounds at the Civic Center in his hometown of Rayne. He has since won two non-title fights, stopping Terrance Roy and Dedrick Bell in two and seven rounds respectively. Also appearing on the Boxncar Promotions show will be up-and-comers Bobby Bryant (9-0), Todd Manuel (4-0), Jarred Leblanc (12-1), Bailey Bobbit (4-0), Jessie Patin (4-1) and debutant Nate Heaven.
Experience gives me the edge in Prizefighter
January 25, 2011
(JAN 25) Michael Banbula has more fights under his belt than six of the other contenders in the line-up for Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights II on January 29 – experience that the Pole believes will see him claim the title. Banbula is the veteran of 40 fights since turning pro in April 2004 and enters the 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one-night tournaments on the best run of form of his career. The 30 year-old is unbeaten in his last five fights, including victory over Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights champ Tony Oakey and a draw with Sunderland’s Olympic favourite Tony Jeffries. Liverpool fighter Tony Dodson is the closest man in the line-up to Banbula in the experience stakes with 31 fights to his name and the pair meet in the third quarter-final of the night. When the action gets underway at 8pm from Olympia in London live on Sky Sports and in 3D, Banbula is confident that he will have too much know-how for the rest of the field. “I know that over ten rounds I would beat all of these guys,” said Banbula. “I have got a really strong amateur background too, I had over 80 fights as an amateur in Poland and won a few titles there.“Professional boxing is miles away from the amateurs, training for a ten or twelve round fight is gruelling, training for the amateurs is more relaxed and carefree.” Pundits and fans casting an eye over Banbula’s record will notice a surge in fortunes in the last year, something that the man himself puts down to teaming up with his new trainer, Andy Edge. Banbula acknowledged that Prizefighter is the biggest and toughest night of his professional career to date, but while Edge is keeping his feet on the ground, he has two potential targets in mind should he lift the trophy. “Andy has really changed me - he's a great trainer and a good friend and it's helped me to win,” said Banbula. “My trainer always says don't think about the money think about the glory and that's the main goal. “I would love a rematch with Tony Jeffries but the dream would be a fight with Tony Bellew for the Commonwealth title. If I win Prizefighter then I know I can get that shot – money comes and goes but the chance to fight for that title would be brilliant.” Banbula and Dodson will face the winner of the fourth quarter-final of the night between St. Albans boxer Joe Smyth – aiming to build on a 7-1 record – and Kent man Menay Edwards, unbeaten in his first four fights as a pro. Unbeaten pair Travis Dickinson – younger brother of Cruiserweights II winner Jon-Lewis – and former Wales amateur captain Llewellyn Davies meet in the second quarter-final and will face either popular unbeaten Romford man Billy Slate or Margate banger Jack ‘13’ Morris in the first semi-final after they kick-off the night’s action.
Upcoming Boxing event in Washington DC
January 25, 2011
(JAN 25) On March 12, 2011, at the Patriot Center, in Washington DC, will feature hometown fighter Jimmy Lange facing Jimmy Holmes of DeMotte, IN, in the Main Event. Lange, who is headlining his 12th Patriot Center show, returns to the ring after scoring a dramatic 10th round knockout against Joe Wyatt last November. In typical fashion, the former Contender season one star slugged it out with his opponent, going toe-to-toe before landing a powerful right hook in the closing minute of the fight to secure his 34th win. He earned the North American Boxing Association’s (NABA) 154-pound U.S. title with the victory, sending him to a world-ranking of 15 by the World Boxing Association. Full Story
|Alvarez to fight Decarie
on February 11th - ESPN2
January 25, 2011
(JAN 25) On February 11, 2011, Star Boxing's welterweight contender Shamone "The Truth" Alvarez (21-3, 12KO's) will cross over the border and enter into foreign soil when he takes on Canada's Antonin Decarie (24-1, 7KO's) at the spectacular Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The bout, scheduled for ten rounds, will headline that week's ESPN "Friday Night Fights". Alvarez-Decarie marks the return of Groupe Yvon Michel's highly regarded FAST AND FURIOUS boxing series, and is presented by the Casino de Montreal in collaboration with Videotron, and Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing. Alvarez and Decarie are no stranger to one another, and have somewhat unfinished business together. The two were supposed to fight back in 2009, before Alvarez was forced to pull out after suffering a badly sprained knee just days before the fight. Terrance Cauthen, who Alvarez had previously defeated, went on to replace Alvarez and gave Decarie all he could handle before running out of gas and being stopped with one second to go in the 10th and final round. Decarie's lone defeat came in May of 2010 when he lost a close decision against Souleymane M'Baye for the interim WBA Welterweight Championship.
Balker Defeated Nick Okoth--Now Looks For Next UK Fight
January 24, 2011
(JAN 24) On Saturday night London based Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker got the first UK win under his belt, after beating Battersea’s fighting fireman Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth, at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Capital Punishment’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green. Balker, who relocated to London in September last year to train with Johnny Eames at his Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, put the disappointment of losing his unbeaten record, when he faced #8 ranked Matty Askin on his British debut back in November last year, behind him and put on a dominating performance against the very tough Okoth. Following the fight Balker said, “I got my win, my first in UK. I feel really good, my performance was good, I just got in the ring and did my thing. It’s good to win all four rounds. I felt strong and was totally in control and I pushed him. It went OK. The body shots we worked on in the gym worked good. I went to Nick Okoth in the changing rooms after the fight and he told me like ‘if you had hit me two, three more times there I would go down, if you hit me more with the body shots I would go down’. It was good performance but I could do more. I felt little bit slow but it was still good. I want another fight soon, build on the win and show what I can do.”
Morby Retains Title - Upsets, Drama And Controversy
At York Hall
Photos and Story by
Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
January 23, 2011
(JAN 23) Former WBU Lightweight Champion, turned promoter, Graham Earl promised closely matched, exciting fights on his return to York Hall on Saturday night with his ‘Capital Punishment’ event. Being a man of his word, that’s just what Graham delivered and much, much more. For a start there were no less than three drawn bouts, albeit two being declared under the new BBBofC ‘technical draw’ rule. There was a massive upset, when Alex Spitko stopping Navid Iran. There was bloody drama when two fights were stopped due to bad cuts and there was controversy as Manny Oshunrinde was denied a clear stoppage win, only to receive a ‘technical draw’. More on these...Full Story
|"Kingpin" Dominates his
opponent on the "Redemption in America" Card
January 23, 2010
(JAN 23) Heavyweight contender, and former world title challenger, Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson improved to (24-1-1, 10KO's) dominating 7'1", 300 lb. Julius "Towering Inferno" Long (15-15, 13KO's) over eight rounds on the undercard of Saturday night's Pay Per View "Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now" card, headlined by Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28KO's) defending his WBF Heavyweight Title against Sherman Williams (34-11-2, 19KO's) at The Greenbrier's Colonial Hall in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Johnson, who took the bout on just a few days notice, controlled the pace from the outset, taking the fight right to Long. Johnson dropped Long twice in the eighth to go on to win by scores of 79-71 on all three judges scorecards.
|"Sólo Boxeo Tecate"
returns to the Four Points Sheraton
January 23, 2011
(JAN 23) Don't miss the pugilistic excitement next Friday, January 28 from San Diego, Calif. as "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" returns to the Four Points Sheraton with an exciting clash of junior featherweight prospects with Paramount's Charles Huerta meeting up with unbeaten Raul Hirales Jr. in the eight round main event and undefeated featherweight phenom Gary Russell Jr. vs. TBD, an eight round co-featured bout. Tune in at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT) on TeleFutura.
|Jorge Diaz Takes on Teon
Kennedy with New Trainer
January 23, 2011
(JAN 23) Jorge Diaz (15-0, 9 KO) looks to make the jump from prospect to contender on March 26th, when he faces Philadelphia's Teon Kennedy at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ for Kennedy's USBA super bantamweight title. Diaz, 23, of New Brunswick, NJ is coming off a thrilling victory over former world title challenger Emmanuel Lucero on October 30 in one of the year's best clashes. The 24-year-old Kennedy (16-0, 7 KO) is coming off a 10th round stoppage of Alex Becerra in September and is known as "The Technician" for his boxing ability. The Kennedy fight will be Diaz's first fight back with his one-time amateur coach Joe Grier, who assisted in his corner when Diaz fought in the Northeast Regionals several years back. Grier, who trained Yuri Foreman to the world junior middleweight championship in 2009, is a staple of New Jersey boxing. "We've been training since early December and everything's going great so far," said Diaz. "I like everything that he's taught me so far. I'm excited to show the world what I can do." Diaz-Kennedy will be a supporting bout to the featherweight championship unification between Yuriorkis Gamboa and Jorge Solis, which will be televised by HBO.
Holyfield-Williams Post Fight
January 23, 2011
(JAN 23) WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia -Evander Holyfield: “I’m very disappointed. He fought the way he should have. He understood he would have his head low when he threw the overhand right. If I didn’t move back, we’d clash heads. It was to his advantage to get lower because he’s short. Being that short he had to fight that fight. He didn’t have to, he chose to.” Full Quotes
Holyfield-Williams ends in No
January 23, 2011
(JAN 23) Last night’s title fight between World Boxing Federation Heavyweight Champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams abruptly ended after three rounds due to a cut over Holyfield’s left eye that happened in the second round suffered in the second round. Holyfield was unable to continue after three and the fight was declared a no contest because the cut was caused by an accidental head butt and the..Full Story
Corley’s Manager Cries
Foul-Open letter to boxing world from Egis Klimas
January 22, 2011
What happened last night to my fighter, former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Cop” Corley (36-16-1, 22 KOs), in Argentina against Lucas Matthysee (28-1, 26 KOs) was a travesty. He recently fought Marcus Maidana in Argentina and lost without any complaints, but last night was an outright injustice and another black eye for boxing. Everything was totally unacceptable from the very beginning. DeMarcus arrived there early Tuesday morning, attended a press conference the following day, and weighed-in Thursday. We were informed just a couple days before DeMarcus Corley left for Argentina that the fight was for the vacant WBO Intercontinental super lightweight title. We didn’t have any problems with that at all, but I was very surprised that the WBO approved these.....Full Story
|"Kingpin" Johnson to
fight this Saturday on
the "Redemption in America" card
January 21, 2011
(JAN 21) Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson will be back in action this Saturday night when he takes on Julius Long in an eight round bout on the undercard of Saturday night's Pay Per View "Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now" card, headlined by Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28KO's) defending his WBF Heavyweight Title against Sherman Williams (34-11-2, 19KO's) at The Greenbrier's Colonial Hall in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Johnson, who had been looking to get a spot on the card for some time, but couldn't find an opponent to step up to the challenge , replaces Travis Kauffman, who pulled out of his bout with Long after coming down with the flu. Johnson, whose lone defeat came when he challenged WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko last December (L-12), is looking to move himself back to the top of the heavyweight world rankings in 2011, but he first must take care of the always dangerous 7'1" Long. Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.
|Frankie Gomez Picked as
Boxer with the
Most Character in the Ring!
January 21, 2011
(JAN 21) Boxing fans who watched last Friday night’s
TeleFutura broadcast of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” sat in the
judge’s seat and selected fighter Frankie Gómez as the boxer
with the most character in the ring. Not only did Gomez win
the 6-round fight against Luis Alfredo Lugo by unanimous
decision, but he received 87 percent of all votes cast via
text message by fans across the nation. Launched by
Tecate, cerveza con carácter, the “Cinturón Tecate”
award gives viewers the chance to recognize the
strength, courage and determination of up-and-coming
fighters featured on “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.” The boxer who
receives the most text votes is announced during the
following week’s program. As part of the promotion, adult
fans who participate will receive free ring tones and screen
savers for their cell phones. The next voting opportunity
will be on January 21, when “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” travels to
Mendoza, Argentina to bring viewers a featured bout between
Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (27-1, 25 KO’s), who is
currently ranked fourth in the world by the WBO and seven by
the IBF, and DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (37-15-1, 22 KO’s),
a former Junior Welterweight World Champion who has been in
the ring with the likes of Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Miguel
Cotto, Devon Alexander, Marcos “Chino” Maidana and Randall
Bailey. Fans at home will have the opportunity to cast
unlimited votes to help determine the boxer with the most
character by texting their choice to 55333 through the end
of the weekend. To be part of the action tune in on Friday,
January 21, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT) on
TeleFutura. For more information on “Cinturón Tecate,”
results or to speak with a brand executive about the
program, please contact FORMULATIN at (212) 219-0321.
|Prescott says that he is
getting Tired of waiting
for Khan-tucky Fried Chicken!
January 21, 2011
(JAN 21) Colombian banger Breidis Prescott (23-2, 19 KOs) says
now that Amir Khan's team has virtually admitted they are afraid of
facing him again, he is extending his offer to fight to any of the
other big names in his talent-laden division. "They're (Khan's
people) looking in every corner of Europe for someone to beat up and
pretending like all the good opponents are over-pricing themselves.
I've offered Amir Khan a chance to redeem himself over and over and
I've made it clear I will be reasonable about money and yet he and
his team just continue to make excuses. Let's face it. He's Khan-tucky
Fried Chicken to fight me." For those who don't recall,
Prescott laid waste to Khan's undefeated record in 54 seconds in
September 2008 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester. While he
remains hopeful the immense public pressure will help make the
high-profile rematch a reality (media and fans have been hammering
the young champion about it), Prescott says he's shifting part of
his focus to the other stars of the junior welterweight division.
"If Amir is too scared to try and redeem himself, maybe another champion would like to see if they can do a little better than he did against me. I'm in the best shape of my life. They'll all get knocked out as well, but I welcome the challenge." Source/PR
Looking for Title fight after February fight
January 21, 2011
(JAN 21) Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng will be fighting on the undercard of the Frank Maloney promoted Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title showdown between Jamie Arthur and Jason Booth at the Brentwood Centre on February 5, 2011. Erick has proven to be one of the most exciting and talented young fighters to emerge over the past couple of seasons. Currently unbeaten in five bouts, Erick has had some exceptional wins, including beating Curtis Valentine in a fight dubbed “Battle of the Unbeaten’, but by far his most impressive performance to date was his total domination of Alex Spitko at the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘It’s Personal’ event back in September. Following a sparring session with Bradley Skeete, under the ever watchful gaze of his trainer/manager Brian Lawrence, at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London, a positively buoyant Erick spoke of his upcoming fight, as well as his title aspirations. “My next fight is going to be February 5th so I’ve been back in training over Christmas. I’ve already been sparring a lot, which is good. I feel good. I’ve been sparring Bradley (Skeete) who is a lot taller than me. He has a good reach. It’s the type of sparring that will help me as at my weight you can get much taller people. Prince Arron for instance. So this kind of sparring is good and I like sparring lots of different fighters." Brian Lawrence, who had sat next to his talented charge throughout, grinned and then added, “We haven’t got an opponent yet. Frank Maloney is just putting the bill together at the moment. All we know is Jason Booth and Jamie Arthur top of the bill now Sam’s out and Erick’s in a six rounder. The first title we’ll be looking for Erick will be the Southern Area, but first we want him to get him a two six rounders and then we’ll go for the Southern Area title." Tickets, priced £30, for Arthur vs Booth Commonwealth title fight are available to buy on-line at tkoboxoffice.com or call 07960 850645.
Conducts Prizefighter Draw on Ringside Tonight
January 20, 2011
Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan
Cleverly conducted the draw for Prizefighter Light Heavyweights
II, which will be unveiled tonight (Thursday) on Ringside on Sky
Sports HD2 at 8pm. Eight of the most exciting
Light-Heavyweights in the UK will enter the 16th
edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one-night tournament on
January 29th at Olympia, which will be shown live on Sky Sports
and broadcast in 3D for the first time. The draw for the
quarter-finals of Prizefighter Light Heavyweights II has been
made by Welsh boxer Cleverly, and will be screened on Thursday
night’s Ringside programme. Ahead of the draw, former
British Champion Tony Dodson, one of the early favourites for
the £32,000 winner’s cheque, said he is not concerned about who
he draws in the eight-man, one-night event, or how the draw
comes out. "I really don't care who I face - I'm ready for
anyone,” said Dodson. “Every fight will be an all-out war and
I'm ready to go to battle. “I feel so strong at
light-heavyweight and being bang on the weight two weeks before
a fight is something I haven't experienced for a long time.”
Dodson will line up alongside unbeaten prospects Menay Edwards,
Llewellyn Davies, Travis Dickinson and Billy Slate, with
Southern Area champion Michael Banbula, former English Captain
Joe Smyth and popular Margate banger Jack '13' Morris completing
the line up. Prizefighter Light Heavyweights II Ticket
Update: £20 unreserved, £40 ringside and £120 VIP are now all
SOLD OUT. £30 unreserved and £50 ringside are still available –
tickets are on sale at SeeTickets.com or through Matchroom Sport
on 01277 359900.
Frank Maloney Signs Leon Williams
January 20, 2011
(JAN 20) HBN received a press release that Leon ‘Solid’ Williams has signed a promotional contract with Frank Maloney. Williams also secured his first fight, at the Brentwood Leisure Centre on February 5, 2010, under the Frank Maloney banner. Williams said, "Finally I’m with a big promoter, I’ve signed with Frank Maloney and I’ve got a great deal. I’ve been boxing small hall shows for a while, which has been fantastic, but I’ve wanted to fight on a bigger stage and for a promoter that has TV, hence Frank Maloney. It’s great, fantastic. All I’ve got to do is win and look good for a few fights and then Frank says he’ll push me for the British title later this year." Williams opponent has not been named at this time. Tickets, priced £30, for Arthur vs Booth Commonwealth title fight are available now. Call Team Solid Ticket Hotline on 07538 150367 or buy on-line at tkoboxoffice.com. Source/PR
Four TKO Fighters On Earl’s York Hall Show
January 19, 2011
(JAN 19) Former WBU World Champion, turned boxing promoter, Graham Earl and his former coach Johnny Eames have rekindled a working partnership, which spanned more than six years as fighter-trainer team, and as a result there are no less than four of Johnny’s Ultrachem TKO Gym trained fighters appearing at Graham’s upcoming ‘Capital Punishment’ event this coming Saturday at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. During their time together Johnny guided Graham to virtually every domestic title - Southern Area, British and Commonwealth - as well as the WBU World Lightweight Crown. Now with Graham as a promoter, Johnny is looking forward to working with Graham again...Full Story
Set To Face ‘Mr KO’ Smyle At York Hall
January 19, 2011
(JAN 19) Dollis Hill based American boxer Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Oshinronde is set for his second UK fight this coming Saturday, the 22nd January, at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Capital Punishment’ event at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, which is headlined by the BBBofC Southern Area Super Middleweight title clash between Portsmouth’s Paul Morby and Essex’s Daniel ‘The Slick’ Cadman. 29 year old Manny will be facing a tough challenge, on the 22nd, as he will be up against Leicester knockout artist Jahmaine ‘Smasher’ Smyle. Without doubt Manny will have to be on his best form as Jahmaine, who has a 3 win and 1 loss record, has stopped all but one of his previous opponents. Manny, from Miami in Florida, originally came to Europe in 2007 as he had a professional Basketball contract to play in Italy. Manny spent a season and half playing in Italy but due to a long running knee injury problem, that affected the high level performance he was accustomed to, decided to retire from Basketball in 2009 and move to England and return to his first sporting love, Boxing.
by Per Ake Persson
January 19, 2011
|Matt “Sharp Shooter”
Remillard signs with Top Rank
January 18, 2011
(JAN 18) Undefeated, 24-year-old NABF and NABO champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (23-0, 13 KOs), arguably America’s leading featherweight, has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Top Rank. "Matt is a tremendous, exciting fighter, “Hall of Fame promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said. “We are very pleased he has joined our organization. Matt will get a lot of national exposure while fighting for Top Rank." The Manchester, Connecticut fighter is rated No. 4 by the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization, as well as No. 5 by the World Boxing Council. “Top Rank has some of the best fighters in the world,” an ecstatic Remillard commented “It’s the best promotional company in terms of moving fighters and getting them big fights. I’m really excited about signing with Top Rank. I remember when I first started fighting that Top Rank was the best promoter and now I’m finally there with them. Bob Arum and his team will get me to the next level where I should be.” Remillard has shown some signs being like a young Micky Ward, another New Englander known for his vicious, devastating body attacks. Lately, “Sharp Shooter” has been zeroing in on his opponents’ livers with breath-taking shots and, consequently, sudden stoppages. Dealing with Top Rank was very professional,” Remillard’s manager Bret Hallenbeck noted about contract negotiations. “We’re looking forward to working with a quality promotional company like Top Rank.”
|Upcoming Boxing Event at
the Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie
January 17, 2011
(JAN 17) Jake Smith of Baltimore Pro Boxing and Ballroom Boxing's Scott Wagner are proud to announce that they'll co-promote "The Future" Friday, February 11 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. The card will feature Olympic style open class boxing with top notch amateurs that are projected to star in the professional ranks. Tickets start at $25 and can be ordered by calling 410-766-7474. Smith and Wagner are considered as the Beltway Area's elite promoters, hosting upwards of 150 successful shows during the last ten years. Both have showcased elite talent on their cards, including fighters who went on to become world champions, renowned prospects and local talent. Although the two were perceived to be rival promoters, Smith and Wagner have been friends for year that always wanted to work together. "Scott and I have always been close and I have the utmost respect for him," said Smith. "He built a franchise at Michael's with the Ballroom Boxing series and I've also promoted all of my cards in the area, so together I really think we are going to make a major impact." Wagner, like Smith, is also looking forward to the joint venture. "They always said two heads are better than one. We have completely different methods of promotion which is a thing of beauty because there are so many different angles we can approach. It's definitely going to be exciting to see what we'll come up with collectively." Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first bell is slated for 8.Michael's Eighth Avenue is located at 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glenburnie, MD. Source/PR
Upcoming Boxing Event in
Mississippi at the Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis
January 16, 2011
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS – Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis and Promoter Leslie Bonano of “Brawlin in N’awlins” have teamed up again to produce another outstanding professional boxing card scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8p.m. The main event features Will “Kid Fire” McIntyre, (40 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw) from Covington, Louisiana, will battle Blake “Candyman” Prevost, (15 wins, 2 losses) from Lafayette, Louisiana. McIntyre, the pride of the North Shore, is the former North American Boxing Association Super Middleweight Champion. He defeated Shawn Lanberg in a 12-round decision to capture the NABA Title. He also earned the IBA Light Heavyweight Championship by out pointing Zane Marks in their 12-round battle at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Full Story
|Prescott: Khan is
January 16, 2011
(JAN 16) Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott says that Amir Khan's selection of EBU Champion Paul McCloskey for his next opponent just proves he is afraid. WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Khan is currently hoping HBO and Sky Sports will agree to broadcast the fight given McCloskey's low profile and long-shot chances of winning. "What does it tell you that he'd go around me, the man who beat him, to instead face a much lighter hitting and unknown fighter he thinks he can beat? Obviously Amir Khan and his team realize I would knock him out if we fought again." For those who don't recall, Prescott (23-2, 19 KOs) turned off Khan's lights in 54 seconds in September 2008 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester."This could become a public relations disaster for Khan," warned Prescott co-promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. "Lamont Peterson priced himself out of a fight with Khan, so instead of looking for redemption against my guy, Khan's team is trying to sell a probable mismatch victory for their guy against McCloskey to the television networks. I pointed out before that Marcos Maidana (whom Khan defeated in his last fight) knocked out Victor Ortiz and Peterson could only get a draw against him. Fighting Peterson instead of Prescott was questionable... Fighting McCloskey is just an obvious admission they know they can't beat my guy." Prescott maintains hope that Khan will forget this attempt at an easy payday and go back to the business of being a world champion. "Amir, I remain ready, willing and able to give you a rematch. I won't price myself out of the fight. You'll have no trouble selling it to TV. Stop this running and do what the fans want you to do and what your legacy as a great fighter demands that you do: fight me."
|Results at the Fantasy
Springs Resort Casino!
January 15, 2011
(JAN 15) Last night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, in Indio, California, the results are in from last night's event: Erislandy Lara first round KO over Delray Raines; Frankie Gomez won a six-round unanimous decision over Luis Alfredo Lugo; Randy Caballero won a four-round unanimous decision over Manuel Ortega; Bastie Samir won by a first round KO over Greg Hackett; Ramon Valadez KO3 over Cesar Omar Garcia; and in the only female bout on the card, Ava Knight, won by a first round KO over Gloria Salas.
|More Boxing Action on
Sólo Boxeo Tecate on January 21st!
January 15, 2011
(JAN 15) Don't miss the action next Friday, January 21 as "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" heads to the Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni in Mendoza, Argentina with top junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse facing off against former World Champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley in a 10-round main event. Tune in at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT) on TeleFutura.
News from London: Byrne
Set to fight in Dublin!
January 15, 2011
(JAN 15) Light welterweight Dean Byrne left his London base earlier this week to travel back to Dublin, where he is set to fight at the Citywest Hotel on January 30, 2011. According to a press release that HBN received, Dean is managed and trained in Los Angeles, by Freddie Roach at his Wild Card Gym, where he regularly sparred with Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan amongst others, but since returning to London hasbeen training with Barry Smith at Johnny Eames’ Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town....Full Story
Press Conference Set for January
18th in New York
January 15, 2011
(JAN 15) On January 18, 2011, at the Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack 777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester, PA 19013, a press conference will be held for the upcoming boxing event that will take place at this venue on January 22nd. The card will be feature some locals that include: Victor Vasquez; John Poore; Ardrick Butler; Dan Grafton and Joey Dawejko. The conference will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EST).
|Tickets On Sale for New
January 15, 2011
(JAN 15) HBN received a press release that tickets are available for sale for the "Brick City Brawl" that will take place on on February 19, 2011, at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. In the main event, Mariusz Wach (23-0, 11 KO’s) will be fighting Jonathan Haggler (23-3, 18 KO’s) in a ten round bout for the WBC Baltic Heavyweight title. Tickets for this championship night of boxing: $120; $70 and $30 by calling 1-866-468-7619; logging onto ticketmaster.com. The venue is locate at Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102.
Holyfield: Open Workout set to
take place on January 17 & 18!
January 14, 2011
WHAT: Open Workout – Media & Public Welcome; WHO: EVANDER “The Real Deal” HOLYFIELD; WHEN: Monday & Tuesday, January 17 & 18, 2011 – 10 AM/ET; WHERE: Church St. Boxing Gym, 25 Park Place,New York, NY.To promote the “Redemption in America” PPV pro boxing show, featuring living legend Evander Holyfield against veteran Sherman “Tank” Williams, January 22 at Colonial Hall, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Full Story
Veteran Coach Joe Zanders
Selected as the National Coach for USA Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
January 14, 2011
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing has selected veteran coach Joe Zanders (Long Beach, Calif.) to serve as the organization’s National Coach. Zanders started coaching amateur boxing in 1974, and was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Coaching staff in Athens, Greece. Outside of the ring, Zanders spent 30 years as Youth Counselor with the Department of Juvenile Justice for the state of California and retired from that role in August. Full Story
|Holyfield going back to
future for Williams
January 14, 2011
(JAN 14) Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is an old-school fighter who has gone new wave in terms training. The 48-year-old, ultra fit Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defends World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), headlining the January 22nd “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View Event, live from America’s resort -- The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall -- in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Holyfield has accomplished as much as nearly any prize fighter in history during his illustrious 26-year career, defeating a Who’s Who list of the heavyweights and cruiserweights such as world champions such as Mike Tyson (twice), George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, James “Buster” Douglas, John Ruiz (twice), Hasim Rahman, Chris Byrd, Pinklon Thomas, Michael Dokes, Dwight Muhammad Qawi (twice), and Carlos De Leon. Holyfield’s last fight was a win by eighth-round technical knockout against Frans Botha (47-4-3) last April for the vacant World Boxing Federation crown. “With me,” he explained, “I’ve always had a plan to live a long time. I plan to be heavyweight champion again, too. To live a long life I have had to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Every kid eats what he wants. Once I made the Olympic Team I developed a habit of eating right and there was no sense changing. “I’ve been an athlete since I was eight and started trying to be successful back then. At some point I reached my goal and have since maintained my conditioning. My training and conditioning has evolved from the start. I go back to the past for some things because there are no reasons to change from a good base foundation. But if something new has proven to work, I do that, too. There’s no sense riding a horse when you have a car. For weight training today there are so many different people, different ways and different equipment. It’s easier using machines (as opposed to free weights) because you don’t need a spotter. I have different machines at home and they’re much safer with kids around.”“Fighters take a chance every time they get into the ring,” Holyfield concluded. “I’m not upset with Williams. He’s just taking a chance to make it by fighting me. At 48, I’m going to prove to him that I can still go.”
Douglin Inks with Haymon!
January 13, 2011
(JAN 13) Junior Middleweight sensation Denis “Da Mommas Boy” Douglin has signed an exclusive agreement with world renowned advisor Al Haymon. Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in professional boxing, Haymon’s impressive clientele includes Floyd Mayweather, Paul Williams, Andre Berto, Daniel Jacobs and Antonio Tarver amongst others. His fighters all have appeared in lucrative bouts and on the biggest fight cards to ensure maximum exposure, which is exactly what Douglin was looking for. Full Story
Fresquez Productions: Press Conference -
January 13, 2011
(JAN 13) Fresquez Productions, Inc. and Route 66 Casino Hotel take great pleasure to announce their partnership for the year of 2011. Lenny Fresquez is delighted with his relationship with the Route 66 Casino Hotel and the proficient and friendly staff there. This combined endeavor creates great opportunities for Fresquez Productions and Route 66 to broaden the scope of electrifying events planned at the exquisite Legends Theater. They’re thrilled to deliver new projects to satisfy fight fans throughout the State of New Mexico. Please join us at the Legends Theater on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 2:00 pm For a Press Conference. You will be informed on an event coming your Way in the very near future. This is a free event and it is open to the public.
Boxing Lineup for Friday's Golden
Boy Promotions Card
January 12, 2011
(JAN 12) Bastie Samir has yet to let a professional opponent see the third round and after a stellar 2010 campaign, the 2008 Olympian will continue his march to the top of the middleweight division in undercard action at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California this Friday, January 14. Also will feature Manuel Avila, and Ramon Valadez. The card will have one female bout, with Chino's Ava Knight (5-1-2, 2 KO's) taking on local favorite and Palm Springs native Gloria Salas (3-5-1, 1 KO) in a six round bout. Full Story
Connor Says He's Going to
knock out Holmes
January 11, 2011
(JAN 11) Sutton’s Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor intends to start 2011 of with a bang after a fairly disappointing end to 2010, following the cancellation of Bruce Baker’s ‘Christmas Punch’ event due to the extreme snow storms that battered Surrey in December. Connor’s first outing of the year sees him up against Graham Earl’s protégé Terry Holmes at the former World Champion boxer turned promoter’s ‘Capital Punishment’ show, headlined by Paul Morby’s defense of his Southern Area Super Middleweight title against Daniel ‘The Slick’ Cadman, at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 22nd January 2011. Full Story
Global Boxing Union Working with the
Retired Boxers Foundation to Provide Opportunities for
January 11, 2011
(JAN 11) The Global Boxing Union (GBU) was founded in 1977. The GBU started out as a sanctioning body for professional boxing title fights for male boxers. After an hiatus of 20 years the GBU was revamped in 1997 and started concentrating on sanctioning both male and female title fights. In December 2010, the Global Boxing Union began a revitalization plan take the organization to the next level with a new board of directors and new direction. The GBU will perpetually..Full Story
Jan. 22 PPV bout
January 11, 2011
Sherman Williams will step into the ring with Evander Holyfield on January 22 at the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. “My experience boxing Vladamir Klitschko for weeks on end has prepared me to fight the best in the world,” Williams said. “While I respect Evander’s experience in the ring with him having beaten Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and Buster Douglas, I’m in the best shape of my career and I’m going to make it a very long night for Holyfield on Jan. 22.” Williams, a sparring partner in the Klitschko camps for two years, will battle for Holyfield’s WBF heavyweight title The event, Redemption in America will fuse championship boxing with world class entertainment, showcasing a high-energy production with music presented by Broadway performers, dancers and aerial artists. "Our show will be a one-of-a-kind event - real pain, real boxing, real entertainment," Redemption promoter Rick Lazes said. Redemption In America presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North America 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, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
|"Gorgeous" Andre Gorges
fighting on HBO - January 29th
January 11, 2011
(JAN 11) The Border City Boxing Club's North American Welterweight Boxing Champion "Gorgeous" Andre Gorges will be facing off with Angel Hernandez of Gary, Indiana on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The bout will be broadcast on HBO at 10:00 p.m. EST. Gorges is currently ranked 14th in the World by the WBA and looks to make a strong statement on his HBO debut. The Main Event features a unification bout in Gorges' weight division between undefeated titleholders Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley to determine the top candidate for 140-pound supremacy.
|Press Conference move to
January 19th at the Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen-New
January 11, 2011
(JAN 11) Due to an impending snowstorm, Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ will now host a press conference on January 19,to announce "Brick City Brawl", which will be headlined by the WBC Baltic Heavyweight Championship fight between undefeated Polish star Mariusz Wach and Jonathan Haggler on February 19 at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. The 31-year-old Wach was a member of the 2004 Polish Olympic Boxing team and is on the fast track to a heavyweight championship. Now trained by former three-time heavyweight champion Michael Moorer, Wach hopes to make 2011 his year to shine. Also on hand will be participants that will be showcased on an outstanding under card that will be part of the event that will be broadcast across the country on Comcast and Fox Sports affiliates. The card will be promoted by Prize Fight Boxing & Global Boxing;
Liverpool fighter still has plenty in the tank for Olympia
January 11, 2011
(JAN 11) Tony Dodson has laughed off suggestions that Prizefighter is his last shot at glory – saying victory at Olympia in London on January 29 will be the catalyst for another major title tilt. The Liverpool boxer is one of the favourites for the 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one-night tournaments and after title fight defeats to local rivals Tony Quigley and Paul Smith in his last two bouts, the temptation is there for pundits to say it’s now or never for The Warrior. But the 30 year-old says believes he has more than a decade left in the game and that lifting the Prizefighter trophy live on Sky Sports – and in 3D for the first time – will propel him to another shot at a major belt.Dodson is a fighter who relishes the big occasion after his high profile tussles with Quigley and Smith and a showdown with Carl Froch in Nottingham – something that should stand him in good stead against a field of hungry young fighters appearing in front of the biggest crowd of their careers.
Boxing Press Conference to be
held in New Jersey-Jan. 12th
January 09, 2011
(JAN 9) Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ will host a press conference on January 12, 2010 to announce "Brick City Brawl", which will be headlined by the WBC Baltic Heavyweight Championship fight between undefeated Polish star Mariusz Wach and Jonathan Haggler on February 19 at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. The 31-year-old Wach was a member of the 2004 Polish Olympic Boxing team and is on the fast track to a heavyweight championship. Now trained by former three-time heavyweight champion Michaell...Full Story
Teddy Atlas axed, says
'backstabbing' Sauerlands mishandling Alex Povetkin
by Mike Marley
January 9, 2011
(JAN 9) Trainer-commentator Teddy Atlas has put Alexander Povetkin promoter Kalle Sauerland on blast, labeling Wilfried Sauerland's son as a spoiled rich kid ("a wolf in sheep's clothing") and telling Bokser.org in a video interview that he may be done training fighters completely. First, Atlas described Poppa Wilfried as "a coward" for saying Povetkin should...Full Copyrighted story-examiner.com
|HBN Just added Biography
of Billy Collins Jr.! The fighter who's career was
ended by Luis Ruiz
January 8, 2011
William Ray "Irish" Collins, Jr. was born in Tennessee, on September 21, 1961. He was an undefeated professional boxer, 14-0-0 (11KO), when he was forced to stop boxing after his last televised fight that took place at the Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York, on June 16, 1983, and Collins was permanently injured by boxer Luis Resto, of Puerto Rico. Resto had used illegally tampered boxing gloves, and later admitted that even his wraps had plaster soaked in them (Resto admitted this in 2007). Biography with Video
Wins by Sixth Round Stoppage of Joppy
January 8, 2011
(JAN 8) Tonight at the Ice Mansion, in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, WBA -IBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov successfully defended his world titles, when he stopped late replacement boxer William Joppy. Shumenov's original opponent, Juergen Braehmer flew the coop shortly before the fight was to take place.
Evans to Face Felipe Almanza on January 28th at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia
January 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (January 7, 2011)—On Friday night January 28th, 2011 the first boxing event of the New Year will take as Greg Robinson’s Power Productions in association with River Edge Beverage Cpmpany presents an action packed card that will be headlined by undefeated Featherweight, “Pretty Boy” Coy Evans taking on grizzled veteran Felipe Almanza in a bout scheduled for...Full Story
|Tonight Andrade Wins by
Decision Over Herrera
January 7, 2011
Moments ago Providence, Rhode Island's, Demetrius Andrade improved to a perfect (12-0, 8KO's) scoring a dominate eight round decision over tough as nails Alberto Herrera (7-2-1, 5KO's) at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, NV. The bout, promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, kicked off ESPN's 2011 "Friday Night Fight" series. Andrade, the 2007 Amateur World Champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian showed why many consider him to be one the top prospect in all of boxing, as he used superior speed, power, and all around boxing ability to completely outclass an extremely game Herrera from the opening bell. Andrade landed a number of huge left hands behind a piston like jab that kept Herrera off balance all night long. Two judges scored the bout 80-72 for Andrade with the third scoring the bout 79-73. Andrade, who is looking to have a huge breakout year in 2011, is scheduled to be back in action in February.
O’Shea Brother’s Old Time Pro Boxing
Returns to the Yonkers Armory
By: Coach “K”
January 6, 2011
On January 28th, O’Shea Brothers Boxing brings back Old Time Professional
Boxing Returns to the Yonkers Armory, Yonkers, New York showcasing
Rosedale, New York’s unbeaten light heavyweight Ronson Frank taking on
North Philadelphia’s Anthony “Boom Boom” Ferrante in the evening’s main
Frank, 15-0, 7Ko’s of Guyanese descent with brothers Raul and Steven both professional fighters won the vacant USA New York State light heavyweight title winning a five round technical decision over Billy McNeece trained Alexander Mancera, 8-3, 5Ko’s. Full Story
Braehmer Skips Out!!! Shumenov says, "Braehmer Doesn't Deserve to be World Champ"
January 5, 2011
Video: Shumenov Interview
SHYMENT, Kazakhstan (Jan. 5, 2011) – A terribly upset and disappointed WBA/IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov was in near shock to learn that his scheduled opponent for Saturday night’s unification fight, WBO titlist Juergen Braehmer, left Shymkent last night without informing or explaining why he has pulled out of “The Unification.”...Full Story
Andrade and Gonzales Looking
to start out Year 2011 with a Bang!
January 5, 2011
(JAN 5) Demetrius Andrade (11-0, 8KO's) will look to keep his unbeaten record in tact, and kick off what is expected by many to be a very big year for the 22-year-old southpaw, when he takes on Alberto Herrera (7-1-1, 5KO's) from the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, NV. The bout, scheduled for eight rounds in the jr. middleweight divison, is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, and will kick off ESPN's 2011 "Friday Night...Full Story
Johnson Seeks Redemption, Issues
Direct Challenge to All Heavyweights "Someone Step Up and Fight
January 5, 2011
(JAN 5) This is a direct statement made by heavyweight contender Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson (23-1-1, 10KO's): "This is America, the land of opportunity and redemption. On January 22nd, another great American, Evander Holyfield is fighting on a show called "Redemption." When I heard that I was going to be on the PPV undercard, I said, 'great, get me the toughest opponent available.' Since then I was offered guys that nobody else wants to fight. I accepted a bout against Cedric Boswell, only to be turned down by him...Full Story
Upcoming Boxing Event at the
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack
January 5, 2011
(JAN 5) On January 22, 2011, Joey Eye Boxing will stage the first ever boxing event at the Beautiful Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack. In the main event, Victor “The Barber” Vasquez will fight an opponent to be named in a bout scheduled for six rounds. Vasquez of Philadelphia has built up one of the biggest fan bases in Philadelphia due to his exciting style which always has him in the fight of the night whenever he steps into the ring. Vasquez has a record of 12-4-1 with six knockouts and has been in some memorable....Full Story
Golden Boy Joins BPA-will attend
January 4, 2011
Boxing promotional powerhouse, Golden Boy Promotions, has officially joined the Boxing Promoters Association. Golden Boy and the BPA will make it official at the organizations next upcoming meeting on January 10th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. "It's terrific to have an outstanding organization such as Golden Boy Promotions join our group," stated Joe DeGuardia, who was elected president of the group founded in July 2009. "We continue to make tremendous progress and Golden Boy is a great addition to our impressive list of members. Promoters working together can really make a difference in our sport. Whether they're a top promoter in the sport or they are a small, local promoter, all are equally encouraged to join." The BPA is currently made up of more than thirty of the top U.S. Promoters in the Boxing industry.
by Per Ake Persson
January 3, 2011
It looks like former WBA lightheavy king Gabriel Campillo will take on former WBO 175 lb champ Zsolt Erdei March 12 in New York with the WBA regular title at stake. This of course mean that the winner of Juergen Braehmer and Beibut Shumenov, current WBO and WBA rulers, is crowned superchamp by the WBA after their unification fight January 8. Campillo have thus withdrawn from a fight for the vacant EBU belt against Thierry Karl January 22 in France. Replacing Gabriel is Brit Danny McIntosh. EBU cruiser champ Alexander Frenkel have former WBC ruler Giacobbe Fragomeni as mandatory challenger. Frenkel is set to defend the title February 26 in Bamberg but if it will be against Fragomeni isn´t clear yet.K 2 promotes a show the very same day in Stuttgart with Luan Krasniqi fighting Jonathon Banks in a heavyweight eliminator: Exactly how Krasniqi got into this position after two years out and a loser in his last fight is a good question. If these dates stick it mean we will have a rare, in fact very rare, clash of German networks with ARD televising the Sauerland show while RTL show the K 2 event.