|Border City Victorious at
October 30, 2010
Border City Boxing Club went two for two in quarter final action at the 2011 Provincial Boxing Championships in Oshawa, ON. Ali Youssef, 60kg Senior Elite, defeated Mark Smither from Uptown Boxing Club 8-6. Youssef faces Steeltown Boxing Club's Steve Wilcox in Semi-Final action tomorrow afternoon. Josh Cameron, 75kg Senior Elite, advances to the quarter finals tomorrow evening after defeating former Canadian Champion Jerome Gabriel of Oshawa's Motor City Boxing Club 5-2.
|Jeff Lacy To Fight For UBO
October 28, 2010
(OCT 28) On December 11 at the Jannus Live in hometown St. Petersburg, Florida, former IBF and IBO World Super Middleweight champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy will return to the ring for the first time since his loss to all-time great . last year. Lacy, 25-3, 17 KOs, will take on an opponent to be confirmed for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ International Super Middleweight title, on a co-promotion between Fight Night Promotions and Left Hook Promotions. Following the Jones fight Lacy went through therapy to fix his left shoulder, and he is now again able to perform at world class level. The Jannus Live, formerly known as Jannus Landings, is a famous outdoor concert venue which will be transformed into a boxing arena to accommodate St. Petersburg’s local boxing hero when he makes his homecoming on December 11. This will be the first time as a professional that Lacy fights in St. Petersburg, and the twelve-round bout will be televised by Bright House Networks cable TV. A 2000 US Olympian with an amateur record of 209-12, Jeff Lacy turned professional the following year with a first round knockout over Jerald Lowe in Columbus, Ohio. While that fight was covered by ESPN, Lacy would quickly turn into a steady Showtime TV attraction due to his massive punching power and entertaining fighting style.
|Kauffman: 2011 Will Be My Year!
October 28, 2010
Despite some unfortunate delays, Reading, Pennsylvania, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (20-1, 16 KOs) continues his hard work in the gym, determined to become the next American-born heavyweight champion. "I was supposed to fight November 27 against Julius Long, but it's been pushed back to December 17 in Pittsburgh," explained the 25-year-old. "My promoter, The Empire, have lined up fights for me, but one time I got injured, another time my opponent did." Kauffman says the time off (his last fight was a TKO 2 over Chris Koval in May) has given him time to become an even more complete fighter. "I'm training 2-3 times a day, really working on using my jab a lot more. I get away from my jab during fights and that's key in boxing. A jab sets everything up. I like to be a counterpuncher and I get away from what I do best, which is box. A busy, educated jab will help me become a more established boxer." A former number-one ranked amateur heavyweight, Kauffman seemed to be on the fast track to stardom until suffering a surprise loss to Tony Grano in September of 2009. "Before my loss, I was talked about as the next American heavyweight. I was taking my kids and looking at houses in the suburbs because I was guaranteed a hundred thousand dollars for my next fight and it would have been on HBO." Instead what he got was some important lessons for the future. "First, I have learned to keep my hands up. I've also learned to keep my cool. I lost my cool and wanted to hurt him. I was getting carried away and loading up and it cost me my stamina. I was running on fumes. No excuses though, he beat me." That was then and this is now. One of the advantages of youth is the ability bounce back from setbacks quickly. "I'm back now. 2011 will be my year. I'm still young. I'm 25 and most heavyweights don't fully mature until 27 or 28. I'm calling Antonio Tarver and Chris Arreola out. They're American heavyweights and I'm hoping to fight one of them. I want to fight any heavyweight ranked higher than I am."
Harrison “overwhelmed” by public support
October 28, 2010
Audley Harrison returned to Britain this week ahead of his World Heavyweight title fight with David Haye – and has been met with a wave of public support ahead of their grudge match. Harrison has set up camp in Haye’s backyard of south London before moving up to Manchester ahead of the November 13 clash at the M.E.N Arena and the southpaw says he’s been inundated with supporters as his date with destiny draws closer. “I am overwhelmed by the support I have received from the British public,” said Harrison. “Through my Twitter page, Facebook and at AudleyHarrison.com, I have received thousands of messages of support and I am grateful that people are following my story and wishing me success. “The majority of people understand my struggles and respect my determination and perseverance to overcome the odds and achieve my goals. As the fight draws close, David will be surprised to know that the British public are turning against him and I'll be satisfying their wishes by defeating him and bringing his ego back down to Earth. “It's going to be tough, but I wouldn't want it any other way – YES I CAN!” After a gruelling high-altitude training schedule in Big Bear Mountain, California, Harrison landed at Heathrow on the day of his 39th birthday and according to his promoter Eddie Hearn, the challenger has been boosted by the reception he has received.
|Reminder: WAR OF 1812 -- Weigh-In
October 28, 2010
The weigh-in for Donofrio Entertainment's the "WAR OF 1812" Lanardo Tyner vs. Andre Gorges NABA-US Welterweight Championship fight will be held at Bar Louie at the Great Lakes Crossing Mall on Friday, October 29 at 6:00 pm. Bar Louie is located at 4390 Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills, Michigan (for more information, call 248.409.0087). Food and beverages will be served. All fighters, legendary event co-promoter Jackie Kallen, and event promoter Joseph Donofrio will be available for interviews and photos. The following night, the "WAR OF 1812" Lanardo Tyner vs. Andre Gorges NABA-US Welterweight Championship will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Presented by Donofrio Boxing in association with Jackie Kallen, the WAR OF 1812" Lanardo Tyner vs. Andre Gorges NABA-US Welterweight Championship will feature a cross-border war pitting Detroit's Lanardo "Pain Server" Tyner (24-3-1, 15 KOs) vs. Windsor, Ontario, Canada's Andre "Gorgeous" Gorges (9-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight battle for the NABA-US Welterweight Championship.
Hammond And Lowe Headline Newark Fight Night On Nov. 20th
October 27, 2010
Former WBF Super Featherweight World Champion Carl Greaves will be
featuring local fighters at his upcoming ‘The Boyz Are Back In Town’ event
at the Grove Leisure Centre in Newark, Notts on Saturday 20th November.
Headlining the show will be former International Masters Light Middleweight
Champion Kevin Hammond, who will be looking to turn round a three fight loss
run, against Luke Osman.
Hammond, who following his winning the International Masters title had two tough fights with recent British title challenger Martin ‘Immaculate’ Concepcion for the Midlands Area title, Hammond came close to winning both, even sent Concepcion to the canvas on their second meeting, as in each case only one point was the difference between the two. In his most recent bout, against Kurt Bromberg for the British Masters Middleweight title, again Hammond fought hard and was unlucky not to get the decision. Again the points difference was just a single point.
Bobby Rooney Jr. Ready for upcoming bout
October 26, 2010
(OCT 26) Calling Bobby Rooney Jr.'s cell phone rarely elicits an answer from the Bayonne, NJ resident. Instead, the likelihood is that you'll hear a more familiar voice than the local son done right. Beetlejuice, the pint-sized cult figure of "The Howard Stern Show" fame, often picks up the phone and directs calls. "He's my special adviser," Rooney Jr. jests as he explains his roommate's role in his career. "He keeps me on the straight and narrow." Full Story
Fight Results: "Capitale
Punishment II Boxing Card in New York
October 24, 2010
(OCT 24) On Friday night, before a packed house at the beautiful Capitale in downtown New York City, Star Boxing and The Empire, presented "Capitale Punishment II," a thrilling six bout card, headlined by the Bronx's three-time NY Golden Gloves Champion, Jorge "The Truth" Teron, taking..Full Results
Tomorrow night, Star Boxing and The Empire present "Capitale Punishment II" at the Capitale in New York City. Headlining the show, is the Bronx's three-time NY Golden Gloves Champion, Jorge "The Truth" Teron (23-2-1, 15KO's) taking on James Hope in an eight round lightweight affair. Also on the card is popular light heavyweight prospect, and 2009 NY Golden Gloves Champion Irish Seanie Monaghan (3-0, 2KO's). The entire card will be shown on the GoFightLive.TV tape delayed. The card will be available for purchase on October 24th for just $9.99. Full Weigh-in results
“Who’s The Man II” Postponed Until December 11!
For Immediate Release
Baltimore, MD (October 21, 2010) – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the card scheduled for this Saturday at the Pikesville Armory has been postponed until December 11. All ticket holders will have access to the same seat for the Saturday, December 11 show.
Tough Pro-Debut For Amateur Star Ricky Boylan when he takes on Phil
October 21, 2010
(OCT 21) After a successful seven year, eighty fight career as an amateur boxer, ‘Pretty’ Ricky Boylan is set for his professional debut on the undercard of George ‘The Saint’ Groves’ Commonwealth title defense at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday 30th October, against the tough Middlesbrough banger Phil Boyle. Ricky, who is managed and co-trained by Johnny Eames at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, signed professional papers following the controversial loss to Marlon Mellish in the London ABA finals earlier this year. Following a training session under the watchful eyes of his co-trainer Derek Grainger, Ricky spoke about his upcoming debut, “I’m really looking forward to fighting on October 30th. George (Groves) and I have been friends from our amateur days and I’m so pleased to be on his show. I’ve been training for a while now so I am so glad that the date has finally come up. I was meant to be signing with someone else, then George’s date come up which was a good thing really. I’m really grateful to finally get to box on October 30th. I’m really ready for this, I’ve been sparring Ben Murphy a lot. Also sparred George Jupp, Marlon Mellish and done a few rounds with Matthew Marsh, Dean Byrne, Pat McAleese and Daniel Herdman. It’s been seriously tough sparring with good fighters and I’m learning new things everyday, the more sparring I’ve been getting has had me improving all the time. Come October 30th I will be so ready. I enjoy a tear up but if Phil Boyle wants to box, I will box." Tickets, priced £35, are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com - in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA or call 07960 850645.
Stevenson Fights on in Father’s Honor!
October 20, 2010
(OCT 20) Baltimore, MD (October 20) – James “Keep em’ Sleepin” Stevenson
has been perfect thus far inside the squared circle. The gifted
boxer-puncher has scored a number of highlight reel knockouts and only three
of his thirteen opponents survived to the final bell. While everything has
gone as planned for Stevenson during his two year professional career, the
unbeaten 27 year old suffered a devastating setback following his most
recent bout. A few months after outpointing George Rivera, Stevenson’s
father James Sr. died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving both the fighter
and his family in shambles. The tragic loss also meant Stevenson had to take
care of his stay at home mother. Between coping with losing his father and a
nagging wrist injury, the hard hitting Baltimore native was out of the gym
for an extended period of time. Although he still struggles daily,
Stevenson returned to training in late July with a newfound inspiration to
become a world champion. “My father would have told me stay in the gym
and keep on fighting so I am doing this for him,” said the inspired
Stevenson. “I am training harder than ever and my goal to win a world is in
my father’s honor.”
The highly anticipated Stevenson-McCants showdown will serve as the main event of Baltimore Pro Boxing’s “Who’s The Man II”. The undercard will feature a match up between unbeaten cruiserweights Steve “Show Stealer” Wheeler (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Catonsville, MD and Cabin Creek, WV’s Jason Pauley (4-0, 1 KO), as well as separate bouts showcasing top local prospects Thomas “KO” Snow (12-1, 8 KO’s), Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (9-0, 6 KO’s), and “Slick” Nick Kisner (6-0, 4 KO’s). Tickets start at $40 and can be ordered by calling 410-675-6900 or going to the Armory’s box office. Doors open at 7 pm and the opening bell is slated for 8. The Pikesville Armory is located at 610 Reisterstown Rd in Baltimore, MD.
|Warriors Boxing Announces "The
Homecoming" Featuring Undefeated Danny O'Connor's Triumphant Return
October 20, 2010
Warriors Boxing is proud to announce "THE HOMECOMING", a night of professional boxing featuring undefeated super lightweight prospect Danny O'Connor on Friday, November 19, 2010, at Nevins Hall in his hometown of Framingham, Massachusetts. This will be the first professional appearance in Framingham for O'Connor (13-0, 3 KOs), who as an amateur was the 2008 National Golden Gloves and the 2008 United States Light Welterweight Championship. Also making an appearance that night as a very special added attraction will be Sechew "Iron Horse" Powell (26-2, 15 KOs), the Brooklyn-based IBF #1 world rated light middleweight contender. Warriors Boxing President, Leon R. Margules, says for a smaller show, The Homecoming has a lot to offer local fans. "We've got Danny O'Connor the highly decorated amateur and now red hot professional prospect coming home to his adoring fans for his first in-ring appearance as a professional, plus we've got a chance for the fans to see the world's top junior middleweight, Sechew Powell, perform. We are also putting together a fantastic undercard of other local prospects. And it's all going to be held in Nevins Hall, which is located in the historic Memorial Building, in downtown Framingham. Everything is in place for this to be an unforgettable night of world-class boxing." All opponents and the rest of the exciting undercard will be announced shortly. Tickets for "The Homecoming" are priced at $25 General Admission, $50 Ringside and $100 VIP and are available by calling Warriors Boxing (954) 985-1155.
by Per Ake Persson
October 20, 2010
|WBC Middleweight Title Fight
October 20, 2010
(OCT 20) Dover Downs Hotel & Casino hosts the WBC Middleweight Title fight for the Continental Americas belt on Friday, Dec. 3. Lajuan Simon of Philadelphia, Pa., against Dionisio “Mister Nocaut” Miranda of Miami, Fla. Tickets $35-$125 at 800-711-5882 or log on to doverdowns.com. First bout 7:30 p.m.
|Saint’ George Jupp Added To
‘Judgement Day’ Card
October 19, 2010
With just two pro fights under his belt Belvadere’s ‘Saint’ George Jupp is already proving to be something of a sensation. So much so that promoter Steve Goodwin has invited George to be part of his double title headlined super show ‘Judgement Day’ at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 4th December. The invitation from Steve Goodwin follows George’s exceptional performance, against Latvian hard man Pavels Senkovs, at his ‘It’s Personal’ event back in September, where George thrilled the York Hall crowd with a true boxing master class. Right from the opening bell ‘St George’ plain outclassed Senkovs with slick long jabs and lightning fast hands. Senkovs constantly tried to bully his way back into the fight but nineteen year old George showed a maturity that belied his tender age, by not being drawn into a dangerous toe-to-toe slugging match. After four scintillating rounds George was rewarded with a shutout 40-36 points decision, as well as a much deserved standing ovation from the packed house. Tickets for Judgement Day at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 4th December 2010 are on sale now - priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside).
Pursuit of "Destiny"- Dmitriy Salita to Fight for the Championship
October 18, 2010
Salita Promotions in association with Universal Boxing is proud to announce Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita's (31-1-1, 16 KO) upcoming fight for the IBA Welterweight World Title against “Mighty” Mike Anchondo (30-3, 19 KO) on December 16 at Roseland Ballroom in Time Square, NYC. Dmitriy is coming off of an impressive performance against Franklin Gonzalez on his first self-promoted show "The Redemption" in September (televised exclusively by The Jewish Channel).Dmitriy started his early preparations for his upcoming title bout in September training at Universal Boxing Club in Queens, NY with his trainer Nirmal Lorick. Over the last few weeks Dmitriy relocated to the Kronk Gym in Detroit, to work with one of the best in the business the legendary trainer and manager Emanuel Steward. Emanuel has followed Dmitriy’s career from U.S. Nationals, Golden Gloves and now as a professional. Steward has also given some boxing lessons to Detroit's own, rapper, record producer, and actor Marshall Mathers aka Eminem who, at the time, was preparing to play Salita in a Walt Disney film titled "Knockout."
Perez to Face Herrera on Judah-Matthysse Undercard November 6!
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2010
Newark, NJ Michael Angelo “The Artist” Perez will step up in competition when he takes on battle tested veteran Hevinson Herrera November 6 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. At 14-6-1 (9 KO’s), Herrera is the most experienced foe of Perez’ young career. Each of Florida based Colombian’s losses came against world class fighters in Ricardo Cordoba, Edner Cherry, Cyril Thomas, Luis Cruz, Zolani Marali and Jose Arboleda. Herrera also fought to a draw with future two time world title challenger Feider Viloria. Perez, a 2008 National Golden Gloves Champion, has dominated since entering the professional ranks as a high school senior in October 2008. The Newark native is 9-0 with 4 wins by KO and won virtually all 30 of the professional rounds he’s boxed thus far. In his most recent bout on July 17, Perez stopped Jorge Ruiz in 2 minutes and 29 seconds.The six round showdown between Perez and Herrera will take place prior to an HBO “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader featuring former two division world champion Zab Judah against unbeaten power puncher Lucas Matthysse and Robert Guerrero versus Vicente Escobedo.
|Border City Boxing Club's
Andre Gorges vs. Lanardo Tyner
October 18, 2010
(OCT 18) Donofrio Boxing, in association with Jackie Kallen, proudly presents "WAR OF 1812 - THE REMATCH" a night of world-class professional boxing at The Palace of Auburn Hills, featuring a cross-border war pitting Detroit's Lanardo "Pain Server" Tyner (24-3-1, 15 KOs) vs. Windsor, Ontario, Canada's "Gorgeous" Andre Gorges (9-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight battle. As any history buff would know, the original War of 1812 produced no winner between the British/Canadians and the United States with both sides suffering costly losses; the rematch, says Donofrio, will finally produce a winner. "This is going to be one heck of a grudge match while it lasts," said the excited promoter. "The Canadian, Andre Gorges has only got 10 fights and Lanardo Tyner is furious that he'd dare even take this fight. Lanardo has fought a bunch of world-class guys and beaten most of them, but these two sparred as amateurs and George's camp thinks they've got a surprise in store. I know both these kids and they're not going to stop until someone drops." Featured on the undercard will be Waterford, Michigan's "Pistol" Pete Cantu taking on Ann Arbor, Michigan's Robert Jones; plus Ypsilanti's Garvin Crout going against Jackson, Michigan's Rasool Shakoor. In a very special showcase attraction, Bakersfield, California, light welterweight Michael Dallas will face an opponent that is TBA, as will undefeated Chicago-based middleweight Ramon Valenzuela Jr.Tickets for "WAR OF 1812 - THE REMATCH" are priced at $15, $25 and $35. Super Fan seats are also available, priced at $75 and $100. They are available at The BORDER CITY BOXING CLUB (519) 972-0824. Doors open at 6:30 pm and fights start at 7:30.
|Press Conference in Las Vegas
October 18, 2010
The Las Vegas Valley will begin
reaching new record temperatures on Monday October 18th, 2010. This
prediction comes as Jason “Friday the 13th” Douglas, Professional
Fighter from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada arrives at the McCarran airport.
Wednesday at the Press Conference (12 noon) he will meet Face to Face
with his opponent from the Valley, Henry Namauu (UNLV GRADUATE), and the
Temperature will climb again. Then Thursday at the Weigh In (5 PM) each
Fighter will have to be below the 199 pound limit, the Cruiserweight
requirements. Then comes the Big Record Breaker on Friday Night when the
winner will be chosen by Judges Decision or by Knockout in the Main
Event Bout Presented by Crown Boxing in The Crown Theater and Night
Club, located in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.
The night will feature Six action packed Bouts with Henry Namauu and
Jason “Friday the 13th” Douglas highlighting the night.
|Stacked Card Set for Friday -
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
October 14, 2010
(OCT 14) The fall boxing season kicks into high gear this Friday, October 15, when boxing's top young talent descends upon Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California for an action-packed card featuring a main event showdown between California standouts Eloy Perez (18-0-2, 5 KO's) and Dominic Salcido (18-2, 9 KO's) for the NABO Junior Lightweight Championship. In the co-main event, which will also be televised on TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," East Los Angeles' Frankie Gomez (6-0, 6 KO's) faces his toughest test to date in a six round junior welterweight bout against Las Vegas, Nevada's Ramon Montano (17-7-2, 2 KO's). Also in action will be Paramount's own Charles Huerta (14-1, 8 KO's), who plans on extending his three-fight winning streak in an eight round featherweight bout against Brownsville, Texas' Felipe Cordova (10-1, 4 KO's). Local southern California and Coachella Valley stars will also shine on when former amateur star Randy Caballero (4-0, 4 KO's) of Coachella takes on an opponent to be determined in a six round junior featherweight fight and Indio's Gabino Saenz (1-0, 1 KO) faces Fullerton's Manuel Ortega (1-3) in a four round featherweight battle.
Roy Jones Jnr. Set For Oct 23rd Date In Nottingham, England
October 8, 2010
On Saturday 23rd October 2010, at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire Carl Greaves proudly presents British Boxing fans the opportunity to meet the legendary four weight World Champion ROY JONES JNR right here in the United Kingdom. Carl has put together an exceptional evening that, in addition to meeting Roy Jones Jnr., those lucky enough to attend will be treated to a four course meal, a photo opportunity with living legend Roy Jones Jnr. and auction of Sporting memorabilia, a raffle with a top prize of £500 as well as a comedian. Ticket prices: Gold £125.00 - Doors open 6:30pm - Champagne reception, Silver £100.00 - Doors open 7:00pm - Champagne reception, Bronze £75.00 - Doors open 7:30pm. Meals served 8:00pm.
William Joppy Goes for 40th Win
against Cory “Black Ice” Cummings
October 6, 2010
FAIRFAX, VA (October 6, 2010) – Looking to capture his 40th career win in front of his hometown fans, former three-time, middleweight world champion William Joppy (39-6-1, 30 KOs) of Washington, DC will step back into the ring at the Patriot Center on Saturday, Nov. 6 to face Baltimore bruiser Cory “Black Ice” Cummings (17-4, 13 KOs). The 10-round bout will serve as the co-main event on the Jimmy Lange Boxing card promoted by Ice Promotions and presented by Valcourt Building Services. Now fighting out of Woodbridge, VA, where he serves as a trainer for LA Boxing, Joppy is one of the most distinguished boxers to hail from the Nation’s Capital. In 1996, he captured the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) middleweight crown with a TKO victory over Shinji Takehara and went on to face a ‘who’s who’ in the middleweight division during his career. Among the opponents he faced were world titleholders Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Felix “Tito” Trinidad, Roberto Duran, Howard Eastman, Lucian Bute, Jermain Taylor and Julio Cesar Green. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the first fight set for 7:00 pm. Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $100, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charge), can be purchased through Ticketmaster by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com, calling phone charge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including the Patriot Center box office (703-993-3000).
stops Echols in Third Round
October 2, 2010
(OCT 2) Joey “KO Kid” Spina stopped three-time world title challenger Antwun “Kid Dynamite” Echols in the third round of tonight’s main event headlining the “Last Man Standing” card. “Last Man Standing,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), was held in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Spina (26-1-2, 18 KOs) hurt super middleweight Echols (32-15-4 (28 KOs) at the end of the second round and came out with bad intentions for the third. A powerful left hook found the range on Echols, who was on the ropes, and referee John Callas halted the action at 49 seconds. In the co-feature, Vladine “Mr. Providence” Biosse proved to be too strong, quick and talented for tough, veteran “Iron” Ariel Espinal in their non-title fight. Biosse, a former University of Rhode Island football player, pounded Espinal from the opening bell through the all six rounds, earning a unanimous decision. “It was a tough fight,” Biosse said. “He came forward to fight. I underestimated when I saw his body yesterday. He didn’t look like he was in shape. I thought it would be easier than it turned out to be, He came to fight. I love keeping active. I’m going to visit my grandmother who raised me and be right back.”