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Braehmer vs. Krasniqi kick-off press conference – quotes

On March 21, it is ‘The Moment of Truth’ as WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) takes on the WBA number one challenger Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs) in an all-German showdown at the StadtHalle in Rostock. Ahead of their world championship clash, the two fighters came face-to-face at a kick-off press conference yesterday in Warnemuende, ... Read More »

Benavidez goes back to work, hopes for a shot at Jessie Vargas

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Phoenix junior welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr., who won the WBC’s interim junior-welterweight title in a controversial decision over Mauricio Herrera on Dec. 13, plans to resume training on Monday. His trainer and father, Jose Benavidez Sr., said he hopes his son’s next fight is in the spring. However, Top Rank, his promoter, has yet to decide on an opponent or ... Read More »

Promoter Cedric Kushner passes away at age 66

Promoter Cedric Kushner passed away at age 66 on Thursday from a Heart Attack in New York City. “I got a call and I had to go to the hospital because he had a massive heart attack,” said promoter Lou DiBella, one of Kushner’s closest friends for more than 25 years. “His brain had been affected. I knew he wouldn’t ... Read More »

Dargan vs. Luis Final Weigh In

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan Tony Luis Philadelphia, PA Ontario, Canada 17-0, 9 KOs 18-2, 7 KOs Weight: 134 Trunks: Black/Gold Weight: 134 Trunks: Camo Falowo and Lamour Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events Thomas Falowo Russell Lamour Pawtucket, RI Portland, ME 12-3, 8 KOs 11-0, 5 KOs Weight: 158.4 Trunks: Green/White Weight: 159 Trunks: Black/Red/White Barrera and Lacy David Spagnolo/Main Events Sullivan ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM TWIN RIVER

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 29th, 2015) – Listed below are the results from the official weigh-in of “CES MMA XXVII,” scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015 at Twin River Casino. The participants of both co-main event title bouts, featuring CES MMA lightweight champion Julian Lane of Mansfield, Ohio and challenger Lucas Cruz of Boston and reigning CES MMA welterweight champion Chuck ... Read More »

Vazquez stops Rios after 4 in New York

Rafael Vazquez scored a 4th round stoppage over Joseph Rios in a scheduled 8-round Super Bantamweight bout at BB Kings in New York. Vazquez dropped Rios twice in round two from left hooks. Vazquez dropped Rios again in round four. The fight was halted after the 4th. Vazquez, 122 lbs of Brooklyn is 13-1 with 11 knockouts. Rios, 120 1/4 ... Read More »

Quotes from Dargan-Luis Press Conference

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan “I feel like I was just here at Foxwoods yesterday. I want to thank Tony for accepting this challenge. We had a great camp. I go into every fight looking at it like it’s a world championship fight. Tomorrow night they might like “Lighting” but when “Lighting” strikes “Dynamite” it is going to blow up. We will ... Read More »

UNBEATEN HOMETOWN FAVORITE SAMMY VASQUEZ JR. SEEKS 10th STRAIGHT KNOCKOUT WHEN HE FACES FELLOW SOUTHPAW EMMANUEL LARTEY FRIDAY FEB. 20, LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Jan. 29, 2015) – High-energy hometown favorite and unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez Jr. (17-0, 13 KOs) will return to action seeking his 10th consecutive victory by knockout when he takes on fellow southpaw Emmanuel Lartey (17-2, 8 KOs, 1 NC), of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Ghana, in the 10-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation ... Read More »

Introducing LGM Promotions

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Jersey City, NJ (January 29, 2015)-WBU Jr. Welterweight Champion Danny “Little Mac” McDermott announced today the formation of a new Boxing Promotional Company that will be based out of his hometown in Jersey City NJ. McDermott has partnered up with local businessman Nick Jayme to form LGM Promotions LGM also announced today that it will put on its first show ... Read More »

CHRIS ALGIERI VISITS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri returned to his roots yesterday spending the entire day visiting his alma mater Stony Brook as well as Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Algieri started the day off by meeting Dr. Joseph Laver, Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Chris toured the facilities and also met Dr. Joan Alpers, ... Read More »

The Boxcino 2015 Bracket Challenge Contest

Philadelphia, PA–January 29, 2015– Banner Promotions is pleased to announce a brand new interactive contest where fans from all over the United States can be involved in boxing’s premiere tournament–Boxcino 2015!!! The Contest: Attention fans! Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions, Inc. is pleased to announce “The 2015 Boxcino Brackets Challenge Contest.” The Rules: 1.Fill in each slot on the official ... Read More »

Pacquiao – Mayweather have private meeting

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather held a private meeting inside of Pacquiao’s hotel suite on Tuesday night in Miami. They met inside Pacquiao’s hotel suite and “it was very pleasant and very encouraging, and we give Floyd credit for coming over,” Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz, who was present at the meeting, told ESPN.com on ... Read More »

VIDEO: WATCH DARGAN – LUIS PRESS CONFERENCE AT 2 PM ET

Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs), the undefeated lightweight from Philadelphia, PA who wowed Foxwoods audiences with a brutal fifth round knockout of Angino Perez back in September, returns to the Fox Theatre to face Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights on Jan. 30. In the co-feature, middleweight Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island will square off against Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) of Portland, Maine for eight rounds. The doors will open at 5:00 PM ET and the FNF telecast will begin at 9:00 PM ET. Tickets ($40, $60 and $75) are already on sale through Foxwoods.com and the Foxwoods box office. Read More »

DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT’S BROADWAY BOXING THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015 B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL, NEW YORK, NY

RED CORNER BLUE CORNER 8 ROUNDS – JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS Rafael Vazquez vs. Joseph Rios Brooklyn, NY San Antonio, TX 12-1, 10 KO’s 13-11-2, 4 KO’s 122 lbs. 120¼ lbs. 8 ROUNDS – FEATHERWEIGHTS Luis Rosa vs. Noel Echevarria New Haven, CT Winston-Salem, NC 17-0, 7 KO’s 11-4, 6 KO’s 123¾ lbs. 122¾ lbs. 8 ROUNDS – CRUISERWEIGHTS Travis Peterkin vs. ... Read More »

Isaac Zarate Inks Promotional Contract with Thompson Boxing Promotions

ORANGE, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Thompson Boxing Promotions signed super bantamweight prospect Isaac Zarate (9-1-1, 1 KO) to an exclusive promotional contract, the Southern California-based promoter announced today. Zarate, a quick-handed southpaw from the Los Angeles port city of San Pedro, has become a known commodity around the Southern California boxing scene. All but one of his fights have ... Read More »

Guillermo Rigondeaux encouraged by Oscar de la Hoya comment about Leo Santa Cruz unification fight

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MIAMI (Jan. 28, 2015) – World Boxing Association (WBA) Super, World Boxing Organization (WBO) and The Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) is encouraged by reports that World Boxing Council (WBC) title-holder Leo Santa Cruz’ promoter, Oscar de la Hoya, believes a Rigondeaux-Santa Cruz unification fight has to happen. The 34-year-old Rigondeaux, a two-time ... Read More »

Up-and-Coming Lightweight Karl Dargan to Meet Tony Luis on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

The January 30 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature undefeated lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) and veteran Tony “Lightning” Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., will air live at ... Read More »

INSIDE TEAM FURY

BOLTON (28 JAN) By Peter Fury: Ask any professional boxer to name the toughest part of their profession and they’ll tell you training camp stands out above everything else. It’s often tougher than a gruelling 12-rounder and it’s often tougher than taking a beating on fight night. Training camp can last for months and it only ever gets harder. In ... Read More »

BROADWAY BOXING HEATS UP NEW YORK CITY WITH ADDITION OF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CONTENDER LUIS ROSA JR. TO THURSDAY NIGHT’S EVENT

New York, NY (1/28/15) – The first blizzard of 2015, forecast by some as the worst ever to hit the Northeast, is over and turned out to be not nearly as disastrous as predicted for New York. To those of you who remained inside all day watching incessant weather reports and are suffering from bouts of claustrophobia and cabin fever, ... Read More »

ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS SET FOR KUALA LUMPUR ON 13 MARCH, MAIN EVENT SET TO FEATURE ONE FC FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT

28 January 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has announced its return to Kuala Lumpur with another blockbuster event. ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS is set to take place on 13 March at the iconic Stadium Putra. The main event will feature a ONE FC Flyweight World ... Read More »

Team Fight to Walk begins Pushups for Paralysis!

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New York, NY (January 27, 2015) –Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson and Team Fight to Walk have started the Pushups for Paralysis challenge. Melson created the challenge to assist fundraising efforts for America’s first clinical trial to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. Yesterday, Melson, who donates 100% of his purses towards the trial, posted a video where he completed ten ... Read More »

MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDERS SERGIO “THE LATIN SNAKE” MORA AND ABRAHAM “ABIE” HAN COLLIDE WITH VACANT USBA TITLE AT STAKE

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New York, NY (1/27/15) – On Friday, Feb. 6, DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Promotions will present an exciting edition of ESPN “Friday Night Fights” when former junior middleweight champion and “The Contender: Season One” winner Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (27-3-2, 9KO’s) takes on Abraham “Abie” Han (23-1, 14 KO’s) in a 12-round middleweight contest with the vacant USBA title ... Read More »

Sampson Boxing/WBC Announce ‘Jose Sulaiman Cup’ Super Welterweight Tournament to Honor Jose Sulaiman

Today, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, in conjunction with the World Boxing Council (WBC) and its President, Mauricio Sulaiman, proudly announced “The Jose Sulaiman Cup: WBC Super Welterweight Tournament.” An eight-man, single-elimination tournament featuring top super welterweight contenders from eight different countries and three continents, “The Jose Sulaiman Cup” is being held to honor the late WBC President, Jose Sulaiman. ... Read More »

King’s Promotions Press Conference / Weigh ins this Friday at the Stadium Holiday Inn in Philadelphia at 5 PM

Philadelphia, PA (January 27, 2015)–This Friday at the Stadium Holiday Inn (900 Packer Avenue) King’s Promotions will hold a press conference that will be followed by the weigh in in conjunction with Saturday night’s card that will take place at the 2300 Arena (2300 S. Swanson Street) in South Philadelphia. All fighters will be in attendance and the fighters will ... Read More »

MARIO BARRIOS LOOKS TO HAVE BREAKOUT YEAR

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 27, 2015) – Rising star and undefeated featherweight phenom, Mario Barrios (7-0, 3 KOs), is looking to take his career to new heights in 2015. After fighting six times in 2014, Barrios is on the fast track to accomplishing his dream of becoming a world champion. Standing 6’1, Barrios has the height and reach advantage against ... Read More »

Co-Feature Scouting Report: Lamour vs. Falowo Undefeated Technical Boxer vs. Seasoned Puncher

Mashantucket, CT: Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) is looking to remain undefeated against the younger Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) on Friday, Jan. 30 in the co-feature on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Although Lamour is unbeaten, he has yet to face the same caliber of opposition Falowo has faced. Below is the scouting report for this match-up: Category Russell “The ... Read More »

Undefeated Kyrone Davis set to face Jonathan Garcia this Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (January 27 2015)–This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, undefeated Middleweight Kyrone Davis will take on veteran Jonathan Garcia in a 6-round bout on a show promoted by King’s Promotions. The main event will see undefeated Prichard Colon (12-0, 10 KO’s) of Orocovis, Puerto Rico taking on Hector Munoz (23-13-1, 15 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the ... Read More »

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