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Ashley Theophane talks 36th victory and Mayweather Promotions

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I turned professional back in the autumn of 2002, but I didn’t make my professional debut until the following summer of 2003. I had to wait 8 long months for the opportunity. The four big promoters in the UK at the time were not interested in taking a chance on me; Mick Hennessey, Frank Warren, Frank Maloney and Barry Hearn ... Read More »

When a quest for great spectacles leaves boxing behind

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By Bart Barry– FORT WORTH, Texas – There was a fight card in my hometown Saturday night, and I didn’t hesitate for a tick to forego it and make holiday plans to spend the weekend hundreds of miles away looking at buildings, yes buildings. In fact, hesitate is the wrong verb altogether because it implies choice, a pause over two ... Read More »

Sijaric KO’s Marosi in rd 1; wins UBF European title

Zurich, Switzerland (August 31, 2014)–On Saturday night, August 30,BenediktPoelchauof (Blanko Sports), held a very successful night of professional boxing in Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland. The young passionate business savvy promoter provided fight fans a night to remember. Blanko Sports presented “Boxing Gala” which was headlined by the very popular Hungarian middleweight Istvan “The Prince”Szili appearing in a 12-round UniversalBoxingFederation (UBF)world championship ... Read More »

Szili KO’s Zemski wins UBF world title

Zurich, Switzerland (August 31, 2014)–On Saturday night, August 30, Benedikt Poelchau of (Blanko Sports), held a very successful night of boxing in Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland. The young passionate promoter put on a great night of boxing that was headlined by the very popular Hungarian middleweight Istvan “The Prince” Szili appearing in an 12-round Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world championship bout. ... Read More »

Sanchez stops Salas in Five

WBA Interim Super Flyweight champion David Sanchez scored a 5th round stoppage over Anuar Salas in a ascheduled 10-round non-title bout at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico It was an action filled fight with both guys standing toe to toe. In round five, Sanchez landed a hard flurry on the ropes that dropped Salas. Salas got ... Read More »

MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS FINAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES FOR SATURDAY’S SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM PALMS CASINO RESORT, LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (Aug. 29, 2014) – The six fighters who will compete in tomorrow’s Special Saturday presentation of ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (immediately following the Premiere of “ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” Episode 1 at 9:30 p.m. PT/ET) made weight Friday at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In the main event of a ShoBox tripleheader ... Read More »

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND UFC UP THE ANTE AT UFC 177 AND GIVE ONE LUCKY FAN THE CHANCE TO THROW THE ULTIMATE PARTY OF A LIFETIME

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Las Vegas, Nev. ? Harley-Davidson and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) will launch a new contest at UFC 177 this weekend sure to make one fan an instant hometown hero. The Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown III event puts one lucky fan and their city in the spotlight; the two iconic brands will roll into the winner’s home town with the ultimate ... Read More »

Szili ready to capture UBF world title

Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (August 28, 2014)–On Saturday night, August 30, Blanko Sports heads Zurich, Switzerland for a big night of boxing that will be headlined by the very popular Hungarian middleweight Istvan Szili appearing in an 12-round Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world championship bout. The show is promoted by Benedikt Poelchau of (Blanko Sports), who is quickly becoming a well ... Read More »

“Comanche Boy Victorious over Tracy Sneed”

Oklahoma’s popular, world rated middleweight contender, “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah (34-1-2) cruised to a one sided unanimous decision victory over ten rounds to the very game, Tracy Sneed (27-3) this past Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Remington Park Casino in Oklahoma City, OK. Scores were 97-92 by all three judges. Tahdooahnippah was in control of the fight every round. ... Read More »

AUGUST LEAVES WITH A BANG, AS CANCUN TRIPLEHEADER GETS SET TO EXCITE MEXICAN FANS WITH JUAN PABLO LOPEZ VS. FERNANDO TORRES, JEFFREY FONTANEZ VS. GILBERTO GONZALEZ AND ROBERTO MANZANAREZ VS. RICARDO CASTILLO ON TELEVISA AND FOX DEPORTES

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 29) – Televisa and FOX Deportes will close out August in style this Saturday, August 30, with an explosive tripleheader at the Gran Oasis Arena in Cancun, Mexico featuring top competitors from Mexico and Puerto Rico. In the 10-round main event, it’s a welterweight showdown as Tijuana’s Juan Pablo Lopez faces off with Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Fernando ... Read More »

FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO TO FACE PHILLY’S STEVE UPSHER IN OPENER OF SHOWTIME® TRIPLEHEADER FROM CINCINNATI

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CINCINNATI (Aug. 29, 2014) -Former welterweight world champion Andre Berto will open the three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast on Saturday, Sept. 6 from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio against upset-minded veteran Steve Upsher of Philadelphia in a 10-round welterweight bout, live on SHOWTIME immediately following “ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ Episode 2 premiere at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 ... Read More »

WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri Chosen to be Grand Marshal at 5th Annual Huntington Awareness Day Parade

World champion boxer Chris Algieri and longtime community leaders Anthony Mastrioanni and Thomas Jerideau will be honored as grand marshals when the Fifth Annual Huntington Awareness Day parade kicks off on Saturday, September 6. First held in 2010, Huntington Awareness Day has become an annual tradition, with thousands of people turning out to celebrate the community’s unity, diversity and solidarity. ... Read More »

JOSE RAMIREZ, USA OLYMPIAN & UNDEFEATED PROFESSIONAL, VISITS VALLEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Central California (August 29, 2014) – USA Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Jose Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs) from Avenal, California, spent the day at Valley Children’s Hospital in Central California visiting kids in the Cancer Center. Ramirez brought many smiles and joy to the children and their families by signing pictures, playing games and giving 1000 free tickets to ... Read More »

Nelson: I could still beat ‘plastic’ champion Huck

Tomorrow night in Halle, Germany WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to equal Johnny Nelson’s record for the most title defences in the cruiserweight division when he faces Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium. As Huck threatens to match Nelson’s record of thirteen successful defences, ‘’The Entertainer’’ has exclusively revealed that ... Read More »

Austin Trout and Mikey Garcia, supporting undefeated prospects in San Antonio on Saturday, August 30

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Former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout and two division world titlist Mikey Garcia will be in San Antonio, Texas, this Saturday night, showing their mutual support for all competing young prospects at TMB Entertainment and Triple A Promotions’ “Battle at the Ballpark”. “I know how difficult this sport can be and it’s definitely not for everyone,” admits ... Read More »

Mayweather’s many options leave him with no choice?

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By Norm Frauenheim– Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been called the face of boxing about as often as Caesar has been called the face of ancient Rome. Anybody who has been to the modern Rome and walked around the crumbling Coliseum, knows what happened the Caesar’s version. But more on that later. From tickets to T-shirts, Mayweather is the man in ... Read More »

Cory Spinks gives back to USA Boxing; Adds a generation

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By Johnny Schulz- Former undisputed welterweight world champion and future Hall of Famer Cory Spinks has come full circle with his passion for boxing and is contributing to the humble grass roots of the sport that gave him a long and successful career. Since retiring Spinks has become a certified USA Amateur Boxing trainer and has flourished in South Florida ... Read More »

FIRST EVENT IN MEXICO SELLS OUT IN 8 HOURS

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Mexico City – It took just eight hours to sell-out the highly anticipated UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM event scheduled for November 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City Arena). Fans made history at the box office, as well as online, to sell out Mexico’s first ever live UFC® event. UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM is the fastest ... Read More »

RONNY RIOS AND ANTONIO OROZCO TO BE PUT TO THE TEST IN SEPARATE BOUTS ON GOLDEN BOY LIVE! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 28, 2014) – FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Thursday, October 9, as the latest edition of Golden Boy Live! features unbeaten local favorites Ronny Rios and Antonio “Relentless” Orozco in separate bouts in their toughest match ups to date. In the 10-round junior lightweight main ... Read More »

“Cornered: Kenny Bayless” Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 9 on HBO®

Aug. 28, 2014 – Following the national acclaim for the revealing HBO® feature series “2 Days,” behind-the-scenes portrayals of boxers in the 48-hour lead-up to their prizefights, HBO Boxing debuts the second installment of its all-new companion series: “Cornered.” These short features focus on those who define the sport, even though they don’t wear the gloves: prismatic and memorable personalities ... Read More »

‘RED DAWN’ Artur Beterbiev vs. Tavoris Cloud NABA Light Heavyweight Championship

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MONTREAL (August 27, 2014) – Former world amateur champion and two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (5-0-0, 5 KOs), who moved to Montreal more than a year ago when he first turned professional, will face former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-2-0, 19 KOs), Saturday night, September 27 at Bell Centre in Montreal. “Red Dawn,” featuring ... Read More »

MARCOS MAIDANA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT & MP3

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Kelly Swanson Thanks, everybody, for calling in today. This is awfully exciting. We’re just weeks away from “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ and we’re very fortunate to be joined today on this conference call by Marcos Maidana along with his trainer, Robert Garcia. We also have on the line, Eric Gomez, senior vice president of Golden Boy Promotions and Leonard ... Read More »

MEXICAN BOXING LEGENDS TALK MARCOS MAIDANA

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LAS VEGAS (Aug. 28, 2014) – Aggressive, determined and fearless. Proud Argentine and former welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana has won the respect of some of the greatest Mexican world champions of our time for the fiery intensity he brings each time he steps through the ropes. The fact that Maidana is the only boxer to defeat Adrien Broner ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions LIVE Friday, Aug. 29, from Dubai

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of ONE Fighting Championship 19: Reign of Champions featuring a trio of highly anticipated championship clashes this Friday, August 29, at 10 a.m. ET. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air exclusively in Canada and Turkey. Emanating from Dubai’s World ... Read More »

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison to Face Hector Munoz for WBC Continental Americas Championship on Saturday, September 27

Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2014)- It has been over a year since Southeast Washington, D.C. Welterweight prospect, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, has fought in front of his hometown fans in the Nation’s Capital. His long-awaited return will come on Saturday, September 27, when promoter All In Entertainment presents “Hometown Takeover” at DAR Constitution Hall. Hernandez-Harrison will be headlining the show against Hector ... Read More »

Kiko Martinez defends the IBF Jr. Featherweight title in a rematch against undefeated Carl Frampton on September 6 LIVE on AWE

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San Diego, CA – August 28, 2014 -On Saturday, September 6, Kiko Martinez will take on undefeated Carl Frampton for Martinez’s IBF Super Bantamweight title in a rematch of one of 2013′s most exciting fights. The bout can be seen live and exclusively in the United States in AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment beginning at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 ... Read More »

Donaire to fight Walters on GGG – Rubio card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.con, Nonito Donaire will fight undefeated Nicholas Walters on October as part of the Gennady Golovkin – Marco Antonio Rubio card in Carson, California. “Even before this fight was made the response we’ve gotten to Gennady’s fight with Rubio has been incredible. There has been a great response. This just makes the show even bigger ... Read More »

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