prospect Michael 'The Brazilian Rocky' Oliveira Returns Dec.
17 in Quebec City
November 30, 2011
Photo: Jade Matarazzo
MIAMI (Nov. 30, 2011) - One of the hottest prospects in the world, unbeaten middleweight Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira, returns to the ring December 17 in Quebec City. The power-punching, fan-friendly Oliveira (16-0, 12 KOs), rated No. 15 by the World Boxing Council ("WBC"), puts his undefeated record on the line in a 10-round bout against veteran Jimmy "The Fightin' School Teacher" Holmes (19-3-2, 10 KOs), at Pepsi Coliseum. The 21-year-old Oliveira is coming off of his impressive Shobox: The Next Generation debut Nov. 11 in El Paso (TX), in which he defeated veteran Xavier "The X-Man" Tolliver (23-8, 15 KOs) by way of an eight-round disqualification that was on the verge of stoppage. Oliveira, a two-time defending Brazilian International Press Award's Athlete of the Year (2009 and 2010), was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil but moved with his family to Miami when he was only two weeks old. The 6' 1" Holmes, a former Indiana State middleweight champion, will have a decisive height and reach advantage versus the 5' 8" Oliveira.
North Fire Back Carl Froch's
Atlantic City Showdown
November 29, 2011
(NOV 29) Carl Froch has signed a sponsorship deal with West Yorkshire fire and rescue supply company North Fire ahead of his Super-Middleweight unification showdown with Andre Ward on December 17 in Atlantic City. Froch puts his WBC belt on the line in the Super Six final at the Boardwalk Hall and is confident of defending his strap and taking Ward’s WBA crown as the Super Six tournament draws to a close.Froch’s stablemate Kell Brook makes his US debut on the same bill and the unbeaten Sheffield Welterweight is also backed by the company. North Fire were established in 2008 as the official exclusive sales and service agent for Rosenbauer International, supplying the UK and Ireland’s Fire and Rescue Services with Aerial Fire Trucks and Fire Fighting Equipment. In 2011 they were voted Business of the Year by the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Full Story
Roy Jones: Alexander Get's KO'ed
The First Time He Slips Up.
November 29, 2011
"I am ready and I am sharp. I have a whole new plan. I'm gonna shock the world with my agility and skill level," says Roy Jones, Jr. ahead of his December 10 showdown with Max Alexander in Atlanta. Jones has spent most of his time training out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Despite his busy schedule commentating for HBO’s Boxing After Dark series, he has still been able to dedicate himself to training, improving his boxing intensity and conditioning during camp. Full Story
|Tune into Mares Vs.
Agbeko II - December 3rd at the Honda Center!
November 28, 2011
Mares vs. Agbeko II" is a 12-round bout for Mares' IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship Titles which will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. In the co-featured world championship bout, Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno will defend his WBA Bantamweight Super Championship against former two-division world champion Vic "The Raging Bull" Darchinyan. The doubleheader is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Don King Productions and Gary Shaw Productions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The doubleheader will be televised live on SHOWTIME® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Promotions/Hennessy Sports sign exciting
Brandon 'Bad Boy' Cook
November 28, 2011
(NOV 28) Buxton Promotions and Hennessy Sports announced today that they are now co-promoting unbeaten Canadian light middleweight prospect Brandon Cook. Cook,25, 4-0 (2KO), fighting out of Ajax, Ontario, is a very popular prizefighter who made his pro debut last February, taking a four-round decision from Francis Lafreniere. Three wins have followed, including a devastating first-round knockout of Jason Bernava last Friday night in New Brunswick. "Brandon's certainly not afraid to mix it up," 29-year-old Tyler Buxton (Buxton Promotions) noted. "He's a boxer-puncher with an aggressive style that's helped him become one of the biggest ticket sellers in Greater Toronto. "I've promoted him since his pro debut. We signed with Hennessy Sports in order to get Brandon more exposure and bigger fights. We've done shows with Hennessy Sports and know they can help us build Brandon's fan-base, not only in Canada, but internationally as well." The all-action Cook is an aggressive, come-straight-ahead fighter who International Boxing Hall of Fame nominee announcer Al Bernstein, who called Cook's last fight from ringside, referred to as a bigger version of WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios.
Interview: Six Questions with
WBA Champion Anselmo Moreno
November 24, 2011
(NOV 24) Moreno To Make United States Debut Against Vic 'The Raging Bull' Darchinyan In Co-Feature To Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko II IBF & WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship -Saturday, Dec. 3 At Honda Center In Anaheim, Calif., Live on SHOWTIME®. Just one month out from the biggest fight of his life and his first in the United States, Anselmo "Chemito" Anselmo and his wife Rouss Laguna Moreno found out they are expecting twins. Full Story
WBAN Fundraiser Coming to an End on
By Sue TL Fox
November 23, 2011
(NOV 23) WBAN is coming to the final week of having the Fundraiser for the Retired Boxers Foundation. We still have some great autographed memorabilia available. We will be ending the Fundraiser on November 30th. On December 1st, I will be in Albuquerque New Mexico, and will be at the Holly Holm vs. Anne-Sophie Mathis weigh-in, where I will HAND-DELIVERING a check from WBAN to Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos, President of the Retired Boxers Foundation with what we were able to raise for the Retired Boxers. Full Story
Tyler Asselstine Steps it up
to fight Phillippe Frenois
November 23, 2011
(NOV 23) TORONTO - One of Ontario's best amateur boxers, undefeated featherweight prospect Tyler Asselstine, steps-up in class December 10 for his first scheduled eight-round bout against Frenchman Philippe Frenois at Bell Centre in Montreal. In his last action this past June in Ireland, Frenois (14-4-1) went the full 12-rounds, albeit in a losing effort, against undefeated Patrick Hyland for the World Boxing Federation featherweight title. The French boxer has never been stopped. Asselstine's amateur background includes being a member of the 2009 Canadian National Team, representing his country in numerous International matches, as well as being the 2010 Ringside World Championships gold medalist. Since completing a standout amateur career (70-10), the 25-year-old Asselstine (7-0, 5 KOs) from Kingston, Ontario has taken to the professional ranks by storm. The gifted southpaw, who started boxing at 18 after being a kick-boxer, has been a pro prizefighter for only 13 months but he has already had seven fights. Full Story
|Hugo Centeno Jr. in Main
Event against David Lopez
November 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES, November 21 - After another exciting season at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia, Golden Boy Promotions and AEG's "Fight Night Club" will close out its 2011 campaign on Thursday, December 1 with another show to remember, this one featuring Oxnard sensation Hugo Centeno Jr. in the main event bout against David Lopez. Also in action will be junior welterweight Luis Mora (1-0, 1 KO) and debuting welterweight Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman of Los Angeles, Montebello junior lightweight Santiago Guevara and debuting Florida middleweight Daquan Arnett. "Fight Night Club" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by DeWalt Tools, Budweiser, MetroPCS and Super A Foods. The fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at RingTV.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 7:15 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by HOT 92.3's Jimmy Reyes.
|Home for the Holidays:
Broner vs. Rodriguez
November 20, 2011
"Home for the Holidays: Broner vs. Rodriguez" is a 12-round bout for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight World Title fight which will take place Saturday, November 26 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The evening of boxing is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and R&R Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions and is sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast will air live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT in the United States, with Televisa airing in Mexico at 10:00 p.m. CT.
|Tonight in Puerto Rico
November 18, 2011
It will be a fight fans won't want to miss on Friday, November 18, when unbeaten rising junior middleweight star Eddie Gomez steps into the ring at the Coliseo Nilmari Santini Martin in San Juan, Puerto Rico and risks his perfect record against Miami's Antonio Infante in the eight round main event of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate." But that's not all. A clash of rising stars will take place in the featherweight co-main event when local Puerto Rican battlers Jiovanne Fuentes and Angel Cruz meet in an eight round matchup. Gomez vs. Infante, which headlines a night of world class boxing, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment, and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. The doors open at 6:00pm AT, first fight begins at 7:00pm AT and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:30am ET/PT (11:30pm CT). Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.
|Third time the charm for
November 18, 2011
(NOV 18) As Jeff Monson makes final preparations for Sunday
mornings Pay-Per-View showdown in Moscow against Fedor Emelianenko,
mixed-martial-arts fans around the world are probably wondering why
the tattoo covered-Monson has pursued this particular match for more
than five years. Well, for starters, Monson definitely marches to
the beat of a different drummer; he's far from a typical MMA
fighter. Jeff is an avowed anarchist who is a member of the
Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies). He also earned a
Master's Degree in psychology. Sunday he takes on Emelianenko, who
has lost three straight fights, in Fedor's backyard at Olympic Arena
in Moscow, Russia. "Fedor is the best heavyweight of all-time,"
Monson said. "It's an honor for me to fight him. A win would be the
highlight of my career. My trainers at American Top Team have
prepared me for all possibilities."
"Battle of the Legends," presented by M-1 Global, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 7:30 AM/ET - 4:30 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. Check listings for same-day replays.
International Media Conference
Call Highlights: Abner Mares - Moreno - Darchinyan - Don King
November 17, 2011
Photos by: Sue TL Fox
LOS ANGELES -- IBF/WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares, WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo Moreno, Two-Division World Champion Vic "The Raging Bull'' Darchinyan and Hall of Fame Promoter Don King held a media conference call on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event on Saturday, Dec. 3, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. In the main event, unbeaten rising star Mares (22-0-1, 13 KO's), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Championship titles against the boxer he dethroned, former Two-Time IBF Bantamweight World Champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko (28-3, 22KO's), of Accra, Ghana. Full Story
Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to Host
15th Annual Turkey Giveaway
November 16, 2011
Photo: Sue Fox
(NOV 16) The Oscar de la Hoya Foundation will host its 15th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, November 19. Join Oscar de la Hoya and Abner Mares as they help distribute hundreds of turkeys, fixings and other products to the East Los Angeles community. Giveaway time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm...Full Story
|WBC News: Partial Open
Scoring a Must for the Future of boxing
November 16, 2011
The World Boxing Council has enjoyed great success with open
scoring throughout the world. The announcement of the judges’
official scores after the end of the fourth and eighth rounds has
been a great rule which has been used in many countries. This topic
will be one of the priorities to be discussed during the WBC Annual
Convention, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from December
11-17, as we believe that all of those countries or local boxing
commissions that do not accept the use of this rule should
thoroughly evaluate its great benefits, which have been proven since
its implementation in 2006. Announcing the score after the
fourth and eighth rounds gives the fans in the arena, those watching
on television, and most importantly the boxers themselves the
opportunity to know how they stand in the fight in order to adjust
their strategy and efforts. There has not been one single
negative incident in these five years. To the contrary, the
performances of both boxers after the eighth round has been much
better. “I love the rule. We, as fighters, want to know what the
judges are scoring.” - Lennox Lewis.
“Boxing is the only sport in which the athlete is completely unaware of the score. It is a great rule.” - Erik Morales. “This rule gives much needed transparency in scoring, and I fully support it.” - Toshiaki Nishioka.
Tommy Gallagher Boxing: Winners Have Scars" Show Postponed
Due to Injury
November 15, 2011
(NOV 15) The first installment of "Tommy Gallagher Boxing: Winners Have Scars," presented by Rich Komissar Promotions in association with Thomas Gallagher Productions, which was scheduled for this Thursday at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, NJ, has been postponed due to an injury to a featured fighter on the show. A makeup date will be announced shortly. "We are very disappointed by this turn of events as the venue had been sold out heading into the weekend, but we look forward to quickly rescheduling the show," said Rich Komissar. Tickets can be returned to the original point of purchase for a refund.
Update: Melson’s Next Bout Moved to December 17
November 15, 2011
(NOV 15) Due to unforeseen circumstances, junior middleweight Boyd Melson’s bout scheduled for Thursday evening is cancelled. Melson, was supposed to fight at North Bergen, NJ’s Schuetzen Park, but will now be fighting December 17 on the Andre Ward-Carl Froch undercard at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be fighting because I am in great shape and won’t have another check to donate to help the Clinical Trial,” said Melson, an Army Reserve Captain and 2008 Olympic Alternate selection. “I was looking forward to fighting close to home, but at the same time, I’m excited to be on another big card in Atlantic City.” All tickets purchased from Melson are fully refundable and updates on his December 17 bout will be available shortly.
Today: Joe Frazier Funeral
November 14, 2011
(NOV 14) The Joe Frazier funeral will take place on Today, Monday, November 14, 2011. He will be laid out on y at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 West Cheltenham Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19150. 9-11am - Calling – Closed Casket ... 11am – Service Starts - Calling and Service will be held at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church at 2800 West Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150 - (215) 276-7200. In lieu of flowers, the Frazier family asks you to send donations to The American Cancer Society. Make checks payable to ACS, Inc.8400 Silver Crossing, Oklahoma City, OK 73132. Please include in your memo: In Memory of Joe Frazier.
Fight Report from York Hall
Photos/Report by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
November 14, 2011
(NOV 14) Former British, European and IBO World Champ champ Colin Lynes added the second Lonsdale belt to his collection, after comprehensively beating defending champ Lee Purdy in a storming war at York Hall, last night. The scintillating British title battle was a fitting finale to an evening of top class boxing from some of the best young prospects from the UK, headed by the likes of the sensational pairing Erick Ochieng and John Ryder, and beyond. Prior to the start of the Purdy-Lynes British title fight a standing ten bell was sounded in honour of legendary Heavyweight Champion of the World Smokin’ Joe Frazier, who had passed away on Tuesday. With a chorus of "Lyno, Lyno, Lyno", echoing around the hallowed York Hall the opening bell rung. In an instant defending champ Purdy and challenger Lynes moved in unison to meet centre ring, no hanging around or feeling out with this pair. Lynes throws the first shots, a stinging stiff jab, Purdy goes to counter but Lynes moves out of range before returning another powerful jab. Throughout the first three rounds Lynes totally dominates, having totally neatralised Purdy’s game plan with his world class ring craft, the aforementioned superb jabbing and lightning quick combinations. That’s not to say that Purdy never landed a shot, he did but Lynes would respond each time with a flurry of shots to outscore Purdy three or four to one and as such...Full Story
getting Serious about making a comeback in the ring
November 14, 2011
(NOV 14) Johnny Lewus, who will face Allen Litzau in the eight-rounder lightweight main event of Hitz Boxing's "Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash", on November 23,2011, at The Belvedere in Elk Grove, Illinois, will be coming in a 20 pounds lighter, than when he began his comeback as a junior middleweight last year. An in-shape Johnny Lewus could still have a lot to offer the boxing world. Fighting from featherweight to lightweight before taking a decade off, 40-year-old Lewus's only losses came by decision to such names as the great Orlando Canizales, Vuyani Bungu (for the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship) and former world champion Kennedy McKinney (He also dropped a four-round decision very early in his career). Lewus says his reawakening as a serious fighter came from fighting to a draw with a less-skilled, but much larger, opponent and from watching his 13-year-old son train for an amateur fight. "I had a draw against a guy that was just too big and I felt terrible in there. Believe it or not, somebody showed me a picture of the fight and I said that's not even me. I decided right there that if I'm going to make a comeback, I'll have to do it the right way. You can't fight bigger guys like that. You'll get hurt. Plus, I have a 13-year-old son who also fights and what kind of a role model am I if I'm a fat fighter? He's got a six-pack stomach and I have a kegger around my waist." The new/old version of Lewus says he is looking forward to the test that Litzau has to offer him. Tickets for the "Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash" are $100 Ringside and $35 G/A and are available at fanfueled.com or the HITZ TIX HOTLINE: 630-442-4203. All bouts are subject to change. On fight night, doors open at 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30.
Big Fight Preview: Return Of The Mac - Enzo Maccarinelli Vs. Gyorgy Marosi
By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
November 14, 2011
(NOV 14) Francis and George Warren may be new to the boxing promotions business, but no one can deny they have hit the ground running. Their first show produced a ‘Fight of the Year’ front runner, when Liam Walsh successfully defended his Commonwealth title in a proper barnstorming battle royale with Paul Appleby. Their second event see new star signing, Cruiserweight Leon ‘Solid’ Williams, wrestle the Lonsdale belt from long time Champ Rob Norton’s iron grip. For their third event, at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday 18th November, and live on BoxNation (Sky platform channel 456) Francis and George have another major battle headlining, as former WBU and WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Enzo Maccarinelli makes his welcome.. Full Story
|Peter 'Kid Chocolate'
Quillin: America's Top Middleweight
November 13, 2011
Quillin's Biography on HBN
Off his impressive performance last weekend in Cancun, defeating Craig McEwan (19-2, 10 KOs) live on HBO en route to a sixth-round stoppage, unbeaten Peter Quillin, now 26-0 (20KO), has arguably established himself as the No. 1 American middleweight. "I agree," the 28-year-old Quillin said about being the top 160-pounder in the US. "I think I proved that against McEwan. I'll fight any of the top middleweights from this country. I'm also one of the best middleweights in the world. I may not be ready to fight Sergio Martinez right now but, after one or two more fights against top 10 opponents, I'll be ready to fight him for the world title. I want a world title fight in the United States, Las Vegas or New York City, and all the other world champions only seem to want to fight in their own backyards (WBA's Russian Dimitry Pirog, WBC's Mexican Julio Cedar Chavez Jr., IBF's Aussie Daniel Geale and WBA's German Felix Sturm.) I will keep working hard to get better." The bi-coastal Quillin, who lives in Los Angeles and New York City, embraced his first opportunity fighting on HBO, displaying a much improved left hook to go with his vaunted athleticism and powerful right hand. "McEwan showed some technical flaws in his game against Andy Lee," Quillin noted, "I worked on my left; check-hook off my jab, and rocked him. I'm always accurate but wish that I'd thrown more punches, like I usually do. I would have liked to have gone to his body more with my right, but I knew from the first round on my hook would work every time." Quillin, presently rated No. 7 by the World Boxing Association, felt somewhat robbed of a sensational knockout when referee Manolo Alcocer controversially halted the action. "It's boxing and there's always a chance," Petey remarked, "but I understand why the referee stopped the fight at that point. I saw some shots open up and wanted a knockout, but the ref was just doing his job, caring for McEwan's safety. Hey, that's why I'm a fighter, and he's a referee. I never want my opponent to be seriously hurt." So, Qullin will take off a few days and then go back to the gym, waiting to hear about his next fight. "I'm my own worst critic," Quillin concluded. "I watch my fights like I'm another fighter watching me in order to see where I need to improve. I hope to be back in action early next year, but I'll leave that up to Golden Boy Promotions, my manager John Seip, and trainers Freddie Roach and Eric Brown. We're a team."
|Roy Jones Jr. fight to be
November 13, 2011
(NOV 13) HBN has been notified that the Roy Jones Jr. vs Max Alexander will be shown on Ustream.TV. The fight is set to take place on December 10, 2011. This upcoming boxing card will feature the “Resurrection” of the Legendary 12 Time World Champion, Roy Jones, Jr. fighting Max Alexander for the UBO Inter-Continental Title. This fight will be shown Live on Internet Pay Per View for the reasonable cost of $9.99. The link for the Internet Pay Per Vew is http://www.ustream.tv/royjones.
Rodriguez to Rematch Wolak in New York at the Madison Square
November 13, 2011
(NOV 13) On December 3, 2011, Delvin Rodriguez is set to rematch against Pawel Wolak. This fight is part of the Miguel Cotto - Antonio Margarito HBO Pay Per View card at Madison Square Garden, in New York. Rodriguez and Wolak engaged in what many are calling the leading candidate for fight of the year that took place on July 15th. Both guys stood their ground, showed tremendous courage and thrilled the sold out crowd at the Roseland Ballroom in a bout that was a draw. Each guy claimed victory and on December 3rd they will get a chance to prove who is better. Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KO's) has had a smooth training camp as he is secluded in the Catskills. Rodriguez of Danbury, Connecticut loves the fact that this fight has become an East Coast rivalry with the New Jersey resident and it's only fitting that this showdown will take place at the Mecca of boxing. The Delvin Rodriguez-Pawel Wolak will be telecast, which begins at 9 pm (EST)/6 pm (PT). It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 292 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HDTV for those who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Tickets for the Madison Square Garden card are priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50. They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, online at thegarden.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
invincibility pierced in divisive win
November 12, 2011
LAS VEGAS – When the final bell rang, 12 rounds of furious fighting complete, Juan Manuel Marquez lifted his right fist high into the air, turned to the ringside crowd and offered a knowing wink through an eye nearly swollen shut. Standing in front of him at that very moment, his opponent, Manny Pacquiao, let his head sag as he turned to walk to his corner. Seconds later Marquez was carried around the ring on the shoulders of two of his corner men. Pacquiao was on his knees in prayer. Full Story Video - Controversial post-fight Video Highlights of fight - HBO Marquez says he might retired after being robbed
At the Scales from the Trafford
Cetntre: Fury vs. Pajkic
November 11, 2011
Manchester (Nov 11, 2011) Tyson Fury and Neven Pajkic came head to head at the official weigh in today at the Trafford Centre for the final time before their Commonwealth Heavyweight showdown at EventCity tomorrow night (Sat 12 Nov). Fury vs. Pajkic, proudly presented by Hennessy Sports, will be broadcast live on Channel 5. Photos and weights
Max Alexander: Roy Jones
Jr. Goes in Six or I'll Forfeit my Purse
November 10, 2011
(NOV 10) Max Alexander understands his current place in the boxing world. Inactive for two years and without a win in his past six fights, few if any give him any chance at all of coming out on top in his December 10 showdown with the legendary Roy Jones Jr. at the Atlanta (GA) Civic Center. For that very reason, Alexander didn’t hesitate to accept this assignment, one the cruiserweight views as the opportunity of a lifetime when he squares off against the 12-time world champion in four weight classes who is destined ...Full Story
Tickets Now On Sale!
November 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES, November 10 - Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions are pleased to announce that the November 26 WBC Super Welterweight World Title clash between undefeated World Champion Canelo Alvarez and former World Champion Kermit Cintron which will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico will take place at Plaza Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. The iconic arena, which holds more than 40,000 people, has been home to some of Mexico's greatest champions including Raul "Raton" Macias, Humberto "Chiquita" Gonzalez, Erik "El Terrible" Morales and Julio Cesar Chavez. Now, Mexico's brightest star, Canelo Alvarez, is set to defend his world title in the famous venue. Tickets, priced from 200 pesos to 3000 pesos are on sale now and available for purchase through ticketmaster.mx. Alvarez vs. Cintron is a 12-round bout for Alvarez's WBC Super Welterweight World Championship which will take place Saturday, November 26 at Plaza Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast, which will also feature Adrien Broner vs. Vicente Rodriguez in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight World Title taking place the same night from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, will air at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT in the United States. Broner vs. Rodriguez is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and R&R Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions.
Lynes Takes Purdy's Title in York Hall Thriller
November 10, 2011
Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig
(NOV 10) Colin Lynes produced a fantastic display against Lee Purdy to take the British Welterweight title with a majority decision in a York Hall classic. The 33 year-old is the oldest British champion at the weight and belied the nine-year age gap between him and the title holder by bursting out of the blocks to dominate the early rounds before flooring Purdy in the tenth. Full Story
Trainer Believes in Michael
Oliveira to have potential marketing value as to be Brazilian
Oscar de la Hoya
November 9, 2011
(NOV 9) Undefeated middleweight Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira, 21 years old, according to his head trainer Orlando Cuellar, has the potential to be a Brazilian version of Oscar de la Hoya. Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) makes his nationally televised debut Friday night (Nov. 11) against veteran Xavier "The X-Man" Tolliver (23-7, 15 KOs) in an eight-round on a World Championship edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11:05 PM/ET (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Full Story
|Guerrero to attend the
Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay
November 9, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada - November 9, 2011 - Three division world champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrrero, will attend this year's 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and walk the Green Carpet with the stars. Presented by the Latin Recording Academy, the GRAMMY is the recording industry's most prestigious award. In addition, Guerrero has been invited to the 2011 Person of the Year Tribute to Shakira. "I'm excited being that this will be my first time attending the Latin GRAMMY Awards," said Guerrero. "I'm looking forward to meeting a variety of great talented musicians. Shakira's an electrifying performer and to be attending her tribute ceremony is incredible. I'm a big fan of her music. This is going to be a fun time." The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 10 and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. In addition, the broadcast also will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit latingrammy.com.
|Burrell Brothers Ready To
Steal Show on November 17
November 9, 2011
The Burrell Brothers Deano and Scotty are ready for double trouble next Thursday, November 17 when the two Brooklyn-based British boxers storm Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, N.J. for "Tommy Gallagher Boxing: Winners Have Scars," which is presented by Rich Komissar Promotions in association with Thomas Gallagher Productions. The identical twins, both 23, will face opponents to be named in bouts that will have lasting implications on their boxing fates. Both Scotty, a 3-1 (2 KO) lightweight, and Deano, a 2-1(1 KO) junior welterweight, have had to deal with speed bumps early in their careers, but are bonded by a common dream they've held since childhood. "We came here to America to become world champions," said Deano Burrell, who made his pro debut at Schuetzen Park a year ago. "That's why nothing that gets in our way can stop us in our journey." The brothers, who were born in Queens, New York but raised in the Thamesmead district of London, England, were amateur standouts in the United Kingdom, and both graduated with combined honors degrees in Business and Sports Science from The University of Roehampton. They now train at the famed Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn with Hector Roca, the man who guided Arturo Gatti to his first world title. The main event will feature North Bergen's favorite son Danny "Little Mac" McDermott in a junior-welterweight bout set for six rounds against an opponent to be named. McDermott, 8-3 (3 KO), has earned a reputation as one of the tri-state area's all-action stars for his 'never-say-die' attitude and dramatic bouts. Also featured that night will be the American debut of undefeated Colombian cruiserweight Santander Silgado, who brings a record of 18-0 (16 KO). Silgado, who has fought in Argentina, Colombia, Germany and the Dominican Republic, now resides in New York City.
Special Tribute: Personal Memories of
the Late Great Smokin’ Joe Frazier
By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
November 9, 2011
(NOV 9) I was deeply
saddened to hear that Joe Frazier passed away earlier today,
like I’m sure most of the boxing world was. He was a living
legend and right up to his passing was so dedicated to the sport
that bought him fame and fortune.
Whilst most people will remember Joe for his trilogy of fights with Ali, I remember him with deep affection for a totally different reason... It was Joe and his son Marvis that first got me involved in boxing...Full Story
Meet Lionell “Lonnie B”
Thompson - United Kingdom debut on November 12th
November 8, 2011
(NOV 8) Undefeated American light heavyweight prospect Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson will make his United Kingdom debut November 12, on the Tyson Fury-Neven Pajkic undercard at EventCity, Trafford Park (next to Trafford Centre) in Manchester, England. The 26-year-old Thompson (10-0, 6 KOs), who lives and fights out of Buffalo, New York, will be fighting outside of North America for the first time as a professional. Rated as high as No. 2 in his division as a U.S. amateur boxer, Thompson was a five-time New York Golden Glove and three-time Empire State champion. Lionell also qualified and competed in the prestigious U.S. National Golden Gloves Tournament. As a member of Team USA, he boxed in Connecticut on ABC Sports...Full Story
|Randy Caballero Looks to
Make Eight in a Row
November 8, 2011
Biography of Randy Caballero
(NOV 8) INDIO, CA - With a perfect 7-0 record in Coachella-valley's hottest boxing venue, hometown hero Randy Caballero has made Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. a place few junior featherweights dare to enter on fight night. On Friday, December 2, Puerto Rico's Arturo Santiago will step up to the challenge with every intention of taking Caballero's WBC Youth Intercontinental title in the main event of TeleFutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate." Caballero vs. Santiago, an eight round bout for Caballero's WBC Youth Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T and DeWalt Tools. Doors open at 7:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 8:00pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:30Am ET/PT (11:30pm CT). Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend. Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at fantasyspringsresort.com.
|Upcoming News for the
November 13th boxing card in York Hall
November 8, 2011
(NOV 8) Miranda Carter returns to York Hall on November 13,2011,
with another of her acclaimed Sunday afternoon shows. ‘Storming
Sunday’ features a mix of upcoming talent and more experienced pros,
all out to prove a point. A fast-paced show will culminate in a
clash of styles between two talented light-middleweights each with
only a single loss on their records - Ryan Toms and Nathan Weise.
Eddie Corcoran returns to the ring after 2 years out. Eddie had six
straight wins before coming up against Denton Vassell on his home
turf. He will have the support of his brother Gary who made his
successful pro debut on Frank Warren’s recent Wembley show.
Henry Bacon and Brett O’Callaghan will be facing tough challenges
after both winning their first two fights. Brett’s TKO Gym mate
Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor also returns to the York Hall ring.
Former kickboxer Ridas Vaivada has his second fight and his first
London outing - on debut he knocked out his opponent in the third
round. Super-middleweight Scott Hartley, Miranda Carter’s
latest management signing, has moved to London from Scotland after
success as an amateur in order to pursue his pro boxing career. He
is in great shape and says he is ‘buzzing’ in advance of his debut
pro fight. Another debut fighter will be Josh Thorne, following his
father’s footsteps into the pro ranks. All-action Duane ‘Bang Bang’
Grimes lived up to his name in his last contest, knocking out his
opponent in the first round. Another successful amateur, he turned
pro late and after a mixed start will want to continue his winning
ways. Subject to Board approval, Jimmy Ward will be returning
to the ring – as JM Coyle, a clash of licence-holder names means he
can’t fight under his real name of Jimmy Coyle. Now managed by
Miranda Carter, maybe, down the line, we will see a rematch of the
small-hall classic fight with Peter Vaughan?
|Boxeo Azteca off to great
November 08, 2011
(NOV 8) Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented the second
installment of their new series "BOXEO AZTECA", televised over the
Azteca America network this past Saturday night, and once again
delivered the goods as the fans were treated to an exciting night of
fights which included another major upset. The main event saw
undefeated Mariusz Wach successfully defend his WBC International
Heavyweight title with a hard fought victory over last minute
replacement Jason Gavern. Gavern, who replaced former world champion
Oliver McCall earlier this week, promised the fans he would put on a
show and test Wach and Gavern delivered on his promise. Wach knocked
Gavern down in each of the first two rounds but Jason battled back
in the third and fourth rounds often bringing the raucous crowd to
their feet. Wach eventually regained control and stopped the grisled
veteran at the 1:03 mark of round 6 of a scheduled 12 round bout.
Wach is currently rated 8 by the WBC and Gavern was ranked 29th
coming into the bout.
Veteran Jose Miguel Torres scored the big upset of the night, knocking out the previously-unbeaten Majewski of Atlantic City at the 1:16 mark of the sixth round to capture the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and NABO titles. Majewski started off strong early but Torres fought back and bloodied Majewski's nose in the third round. Torres put together a devastating combination which dropped Majewski heavily in the 6th round and the undefeated Majewski was counted out at the 1:13 mark. Majewski is the second favorite from Atlantic City to fall in consectutive shows on Azteca America, with Shamone Alvarez having been stopped by Doel Carrasquillo on Star Boxing's opening event of Boxeo Azteca October 22nd.
fight on hold for Michael Oliveira
November 7, 2011
(NOV 7) - Undefeated middleweight prospect Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira has put next year's potential blockbuster fight in Brazil on hold against legendary Acelino "Popo" Freitas. The Brazilian-born, Miami-raised Oliveira makes his nationally televised debut Friday night (Nov. 11) on a World Championship edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® AT 11:05 PM/ET (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The power-punching Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) faces cagey veteran Xavier "The X-Man" Tolliver (23-7, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout on a card headlined by World Boxing Association ("WBA") super welterweight champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) defending his title against Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs).
Tonight: Livingston and Diaz
November 5, 2011
NEW YORK- - A significant part of the future for promotional company Boxing 360, undefeated prospects Joel Diaz and DonYil Livingston, will be back in action again tonight at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. Diaz takes on Manuel Sarabia, while Livingston faces Thomas Haines. Both bouts will be six-rounders. "Julio and DonYil are closing out strong years," Boxing 360 CEO/founder Mario Yagobi said. "We're very high on both of these prospects and expect them to make a lot of noise in 2012. We're grateful to promoter Nasser Niavaroni for putting them on his Uppercut Boxing Promotions card." Full Story
Springs Resort Casino - on SÓLO BOXEO TECATE card
November 5, 2011
(NOV 5) On Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, California fight fans were treated to another memorable night of boxing. The six-fight card was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. If you missed the live action or the TeleFutura "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" broadcast, below is a summary of the results: Sergio Mora stopped Shibata Flores in the seventh round by TKO; Hugo Centeno won by a six-round unanimous decision over Hector Orozco; Emmanuel Robles won by a fourth round KO over Andres Reyes; Jose Vargas won a six-round unanimous decision over Oscar Chinchilla; Ray Riviera won a close split four round decision over Cleven Ishe; and Nicholas Balesta won a four-round unanimous decision over Alex Vlas. Next Friday night, fight fans will see a special edition of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" Classics as the broadcast will take a look back at some memorable fights of Guadalajara's undefeated WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez. The special broadcast will feature two of Canelo Alvarez's classic fights in anticipation of his November 26 world title defense against former World Champion Kermit Cintron on HBO's Boxing After Dark. The show will re-air the battle between Canelo Alvarez and Jose Cotto (Alvarez TKO9) from May 1, 2010 as well as Alvarez vs. Baldomir (Alvarez KO6) which took place on September 18, 2010. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:30am ET/PT (11:30pm CT).
Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson
November 5, 2011
Washington, DC --- "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" just got more exciting with the announcement that undefeated American heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will make his HBO debut against tough contender Timur Ibragimov in the co-featured bout to the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between champion Amir "King" Khan and No. 1-rated IBF Contender and Washington, DC's own Lamont Peterson. The event, which marks the return of big time boxing to the nation's capital, is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will be televised live on HBO's World Championship Boxing. "This fight is a true test for Seth Mitchell," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "He is fighting on HBO against a 'take-no-prisoners' power puncher. I have no doubt that this is Seth Mitchell's time to shine and I can't wait to see him take on Ibragimov on December 10 and continue his rise as the next great American heavyweight." "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson," a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan's WBA World Super Championship and IBF World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by CervezaTecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT. Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, are available for purchase through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase online at sportscorporation.comor by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.
|It’s going to be a war!
November 4, 2011
Antonio Martinez 1-0-1, says, “It’s going to be a war” when he faces Edgar Zubia 1-0-1 of Hobbs on December 2nd in a 4-round bout. He says of his opponent, “I know he’s an experienced and decorated amateur who comes to fight. It’s going to be an action packed fight; I’m training hard for this fight and I’m sure he is too. Come December 2nd, I’ll be ready to bring it!” This could shape up to be a classic matchup since Martinez and Zubia have a common opponent, John Herrera of Roswell, and both were very close fights. Full Story
|Tomorrow Night: Wach to
fight Jason Gavern
November 4, 2011
(NOV 4) After a successful debut on October 22nd, the second
installment of Star Boxing's Boxeo Azteca will be Live this
Saturday night on Azteca America. The main event features
undefeated Heavyweight Mariusz Wach as he takes on Jason Gavern
in a twelve round bout for the WBC Intercontinental
Championship. In the co-feature, undefeated Middleweight
Patrick Majewski will battle Jose Miguel Torres for the NABF &
NABO Middleweight titles. The telecast, which will
originate from the Mohegan Sun, will be shown live across the
United States begin at 10pm (EST). Wach of Krakow, Poland
(now residing in North Bergen, New Jersey) has a
perfect record of 25-0 with thirteen knockouts has prodigious size as he
stands almost 6'8" and has quality wins over Jonathan Haggler and former
Mike Tyson conqueror Kevin McBride. He will be facing the toughest battle of his career when he takes on Gavern, who is known for his toughness and grit. Gavern, 21-8-4 with ten knockouts is no stranger to taking fights on short notice and fighting on the road having fought all over the world. Gavern is coming off a 1st round knockout win over Bobby O'Bannon, a bout which took place on August 20, 2011, and his most notable wins are over Darnell Wilson and Manuel Quezada. Gavern also was impressive in a hard draw against rated Heavyweight Jonathon Banks to a draw May 29th of 2010, in a fight many felt Gavern won.
Alfredo Angulo, James
Kirkland, Peter Quillin, and Craig McEwan Media Conference Call
November 4, 2011
(NOV 4) Conference Transcript: In regards to this event: Angulo vs. Kirkland, a 12 round WBC Super Welterweight Continental Americas Title Fight and Semi-Final Eliminator, and Quillin vs. McEwan, a 10-round middleweight fight, are presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Periodico QueQui (Pepe Gomez) and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast will air at 10:15pm ET/PT in the United States, with Televisa airing the fights in Mexico. Full Story
|At the Scales for
tomorrow Nights card at the Fantasy Springs Casino!
November 3, 2011
(NOV 3) Just in....HBN got the weigh-in results for the boxing card that will take place tomorrow night at the Fantasy Spings Casino, in Indio, California, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Tecate, and the Casino. Weights: Andre Reyes, 141; Emmanuel Robles, 141; Hugo Centeno, , 151.6; Hector Orozco,150.4; Sergio Mora, 161; Shibata Flores, 158.8; Jose Vargas, 131.4; Oscar Chinchilla, 131; Ray Riviera, 156; Cleven Ishe, 155; Alex Vlas, 153; and Nicholas Balestra, 153.2. About the event: Coachella Valley and Los Angeles-area rising stars are ready to shine on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., as Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce the entire lineup for the card featuring the middleweight showdown between former World Champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora and longtime contender Shibata Flores. The TeleFutura "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" broadcast will also feature unbeaten Oxnard junior middleweight Hugo Centeno in a six round fight against Hector Orozco. Fans in attendance will have a chance to meet heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield as he hosts a special meet-and-greet from 7:30pm - 8:30pm PT inside the arena. Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at fantasyspringsresort.com.
Dr. David Geier - WBAN Resource Team: Supplies necessary to prepare for sports
November 2, 2011
Editor’s Note: Dr. Geier is Director of MUSC Sports Medicine and an orthopaedic surgeon. He writes a sports medicine column for The Post and Courier. I received a lot of feedback about my last column describing the challenges with guaranteeing EMS presence at high school football games. Surprisingly few people were upset at the current arrangements. Instead many readers wanted to know what first aid and emergency supplies teams and sports facilities should have on site in case of emergency. I thought that an appropriate follow up to that column then would be to create a list of these necessities to help sports...Full Story
Winter Championships in San Francisco
(NOV 1) On December 2, 2011, there will be a boxing event called the Winter Championships, at the Longshoremen's hall, at Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco, CA. This boxing event will feature the brightest and most respected young fighters from numerous boxing clubs located within the greater Bay Area. With over 70 boxing clubs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California has quickly become a hot-bed of fast-rising fistic talent. "The Winter Championships" will feature 15 match-ups that will include combatants from boxing clubs located in following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda. Tickets priced $25 for General Admission and $35 for Assigned Floor Seats, are on sale now. A pre-sale 20 percent discount is available if you order now...click here. Doors open up at 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour 6:00-7:00. Fights start at 7:00.
|Shumenov and Promoter part
November 1, 2011
LAS VEGAS (November 1, 2011) - WBA and IBA light heavyweight World champion Beibut Shumenov and Goossen Tutor Promotions have settled their lawsuit and the disputes between them. They have agreed that their Promotional Contract is terminated and have amicably parted ways. Shumenov is promoted by Las Vegas-based KZ Event Productions, which is owned and operated by the Shumenov brothers, Beibut and Chingis. Full Story