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SHOWTIME statement on the passing of Dan Goossen

A statement from Stephen Espinoza, on behalf of SHOWTIME Sports. “All of us at Showtime are deeply saddened by the passing of Dan Goossen. This news has come as a shock to many of us who knew Dan personally, beyond our collaborative work on boxing events, for decades. We will remember Dan as a passionate advocate for the sport of ... Read More »

Greg Cohen Promotions Signs Venezuelan KO Artist Ismael Barroso

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of lightweight southpaw Ismael Barroso to a promotional agreement. A huge puncher from El Tigre, Venezuela, Barroso (15-0-2, 14 KOs) has the visa issues that previously stalled his career resolved and is ready for another attack on the top of the lightweight division. “This is a fighter who could easily ... Read More »

Boxing stars & public to celebrate Micky Ward’s birthday Saturday at Foxwoods Showtime Boxing Special Edition

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NEW YORK (Sept. 29, 2014) – DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino will celebrate the 49th birthday of “Irish” Micky Ward with boxing fans attending the SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition tripleheader on Saturday, October 4, airing live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Promoter ... Read More »

Chris “Marvelous” Martin Returns to Action Wed., Oct. 1 on ESPN2 vs. Miguel Marriaga

ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2014) – Veteran tactician Christopher “Marvelous” Martin (28-3-3, 9 KOs) of San Diego returns to action this Wednesday against the highly touted Miguel Marriaga (18-0, 16 KOs) of Colombia in an 8-round featherweight bout from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., televised on ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT). Martin-Marriaga ... Read More »

N’DAM VS. STEVENS THIS WEDNESDAY @ BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

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This Wednesday Oct. 1 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, King Sports will pit boxing’s highest-ranking middleweights (Hassan N’Dam 30-1 18 KOs and Curtis Stevens 27-4 20 KOs) against each other in a mandatory bout to earn a shot at the IBF Middleweight World Championship Belt, currently held by Sam Soliman (44-1 18 KOs). The event at Barker Hangar ... Read More »

IBF MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION “KING” SAM SOLIMAN HITS NEW YORK JETS GAME TO KICK OFF NEW YORK CITY MEDIA WEEK

New York City (September 29, 2014) IBF Middleweight World Champion “King” SAM SOLIMAN headed to MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon for the New York Jets home game against the Detroit Lions, the first pro football game the Australian native has attended. “It was a terrific experience, a beautiful day with friends watching a tremendous game, I’ll definitely be attending more” ... Read More »

Mansour and Kassi Collide on Triple Header Edition of NBCSN Fight Night Nov. 8 Live from Sands

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Bethlehem, PA: Heavyweight powerhouse Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) headlines the final Fight Night edition of 2014 with a ten-round heavyweight battle against Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) on Nov. 8live from Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The Mansour-Kassi match-up will serve as the main event on a triple header edition of Fight Night. Tickets are ... Read More »

ESPN Statement on the Passing of Boxing Promoter Dan Goossen

Longtime boxing promoter Dan Goossen, of Goossen Promotions, who passed away Monday, promoted six events televised on ESPN networks in 2014 and has been a longtime promoter for ESPN’s boxing coverage. Most notably, Goossen promoted the WBC World Heavyweight Championship between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola on ESPN in May. Brian Kweder, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions, on ... Read More »

HBO Sports Statement on Dan Goossen

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“Everyone at HBO Sports is saddened by the sudden loss of Dan Goossen,” said Ken Hershman, President, HBO Sports. “Dan was a dedicated boxing promoter who we worked closely with for many, many years on some of the most important fights in the sport. But what was even more impressive was his total commitment to his family, who were always ... Read More »

BattleGrounds MMA PPV Lineup Set with Final Tournament Fighter, New Bouts

TULSA, OK (Sept. 29, 2014) –Prolific, 25-year-old finisher Randall “Buddy” Wallace (9-2) of Oakdale, Calif. will replace David Mitchell (15-4) of Sacramento, Calif. in the highly-anticipated BattleGrounds MMA one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $50,000 and headline a live Pay-Per-View telecast from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, October ... Read More »

RIP DAN GOOSSEN

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“It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing, however we are filled with ... Read More »

Russell Peltz pays homage to ring announce Ed Derian

Tyrone Everett had just finished cleaning Alfredo Escalera’s clock for most of the 15 rounds they fought and ring announcer Ed Derian grabbed the microphone to read the scores. It was Nov. 30, 1976, at The Spectrum in Philadelphia and Escalera’s WBC junior lightweight title belt was mere seconds from being transferred to Everett’s waist. “Ladies and gentlemen, the scoring ... Read More »

Commentators and Undercard Announced for ESPN Boxing Special on October 1

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Todd Grisham and analyst Teddy Atlas will be ringside describing the action for ESPN’s previously announced ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra airing live on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will feature a 12-round IBF eliminator between Middleweight contenders Hassan “El Fenómeno” N’Dam ... Read More »

Canelo Alvarez, cable networks, and learned helplessness

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By Bart Barry- Another game changer happened Tuesday. It came with a series of email announcements and a conference call and probably a press conference, somewhere, too, so big the news this time. It was an official notice Mexican junior middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez changed American cable networks. If boxing historians return to this announcement someday, it will be to ... Read More »

Sho Nuff: Nelson gets past Blencowe to retain title!

Springfield, VA (September 28, 2014) – WIBA welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson overcame adversity and a tough opponent en route to a hard-fought ten round split decision over ultra-tough former titlist Arlene Blencowe Saturday evening at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Nelson, who hails from nearby Ashburn, VA and is regarded as a top pound for pound ... Read More »

Abraham retains WBO title with unanimous points decision

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King’ Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) retained his WBO World Super Middleweight crown with a unanimous points decision against Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) in Kiel, Germany. After twelve rounds of non-stop action in front of a sell-out crowd at the Sparkassen-Arena the judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 119-109 in favour of the defending champion. ‘’It was a ... Read More »

Jose “Gato” Roman Retains WBC CABOFE Lightweight Title at “Path to Glory”

ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2014) – Jose “Gato” Roman dominated Hector Velazquez, one of the most experienced boxers in the lightweight division, and with that resounding victory, successfully defended his WBC CABOFE Lightweight Championship in the 8-round “Path to Glory” main event promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The unanimous decision scores read: 79-73, 80-72, 79-73. Roman (18-1-1, 12 KOs), who ... Read More »

Drozd defeats Wlodarcyk; takes WBC Cruiser title

Grigory Drozd won the WBC Cruiserweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over reigning champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia. Drozd sent Wlodarczyk to the canvas from a flurry of punches in round eight. That, combined with a cut over his left eye had Wladarczyk in trouble. He trailed 79-72 twice and 78-73 as ... Read More »

Tuesday Night Fights TV Schedule

PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 27, 2014)–Set your DVRs and grab some Johnson’s Popcorn! Below is the Comcast broadcast schedule for Tuesday Night Fights from Sept. 16th at 2300 Arena. Monday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. The Comcast Network Philadelphia & TCN Mid-Atlantic Friday, October 3, 8 p.m. Comcast Sports Network – Philadelphia Friday, October 3, 11 p.m. TCN Philadelphia & TCN Mid-Atlantic Sunday, ... Read More »

BLEACHER SEATING ADDED FOR “MEXICAN STYLE”!!! TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!

Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2014) Due to the overwhelming demand from Southern California area boxing fans, Bleacher Seating tickets are Now On Sale priced at $53 for “Mexican Style”. “After meeting with the StubHub Center this week we were able to add an additional 324 bleacher seats on the concourse level. With the balance of the venue virtually sold ... Read More »

UFC 178 WEIGHTS

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Demetrious Johnson 124 1/2 – Chris Cariaso 124 1/2 (UFC FLYWEIGHT TITLE) Eddie Alvarez 155 – Donald Cerrone 155 Connor McGregor 146 – Dustin Poirier 145 1/2 Tim Kennedy 185 – Yoel Romero 185 Cat Zingano 135 – Amanda Nunes 135 Dominick Cruz 134 – Takeya Mizugaki 136 James Krause 155 – Jorge Masvidal 155 Patrick Cote 170 1/2 – ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY LIVE! RETURNS TO THE BOSTON AREA WITH SPECIAL “MONSTER BRAWL” HALLOWEEN FIGHT NIGHT FEATURING DANNY O’CONNOR VS. ANDREW FARMER IN THE MAIN EVENT

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 26, 2014) – Framingham, Massachusetts’ Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor and Virginia’s Andrew Farmer will battle it out in the special “Monster Brawl” on Thursday, Oct. 30. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! series will be held at Plymouth, Massachusetts’ Plymouth Memorial Hall, headlining another stellar night of world-class boxing action. The bout, which was ... Read More »

Team Provodnikov in Russia planning Ruslan’s next bout

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Moscow, Russia (September 26, 2014)– Former WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov was joined in his native Russia by his promoter Artie Pelullo and trainer Freddie Roach. The three,along with manager Vadim Kornilov are in Russia to discuss Provodnikov’s next bout, which will take place in his homeland before the end of the year. Provodnikov has made his feelings known ... Read More »

MaxiNutrition Knockout Final Rescheduled to Saturday Nov 8th.

LONDON (26 SEPT) Hennessy Sports have announced today that the event on October 4th at Glow, Bluewater has now been postponed due to British champion and MaxiNutrition finalist Bob Ajisafe suffering a lower back injury sustained during training. The Final of the Light Heavyweight tournament between Bob Ajisafe and Travis Dickinson will now be held at Glow, Bluewater on Saturday ... Read More »

BIG MOUTH ‘LION’ LIEBENBERG TAKES AIM AT UNBEATEN ALVAREZ

Monaco/Johannesburg, September 26 – By his own admission, unbeaten light-heavyweight Ryno “The Lion” Liebenberg has a big mouth. The WBC #4, IBF #8 and WBO #15 says that the difference between him and many other fighters is that he backs up his boasts with his boxing. “I’ll fight King Kong, Mike Tyson, whoever. You can say I have a big ... Read More »

2012 Olympic Bronze Medal winner Taras Shelestyuk back Friday night in Ontario, California

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Ontario, CA (September 25, 2014)–2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Taras Shelestyuk (8-0, 6 KO’s) of Sumy, Ukraine weighed in at 146.7 while opponent Patrick Boozer (6-2, 2 KO’s) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, weighed in at 146.4 for Friday night’s 8-round Welterweight bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Shelestyuk, who represented Ukraine in the 2012 Olympics, has won his ... Read More »

Game-Changing Day: Canelo celebrates, Mayweather squirms

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By Norm Frauenheim Canelo Alvarez’s jump to HBO from Showtime isn’t surprising. He follows Bernard Hopkins, who took the first step in a move that altered the business landscape with his decision to fight Sergey Kovalev on November 8. It’s hard to know what will happen next. A prediction is a fool’s exercise, especially with unresolved questions about who and ... Read More »

New Phoenix promotional company set for debut

Ben Miranda Boxing Promotions will make its Arizona debut Friday night with a card scheduled for seven bouts at the Phoenix Convention Center. Phoenix super-middleweight Andrew Hernandez (6-0-1, 1 KO) is scheduled for the main event against Rollin Williams, also of Phoenix. Williams is 48-years old, according to boxrec.com. His 43 pro fights include 23 victories, 18 losses, two draws ... Read More »

EDWIN RODRIGUEZ VS. AZEA AUGUSTAMA & MARCOS REYES VS. ABIE HAN

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Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2014) Two additional bouts have been confirmed to the acclaimed “MEXICAN STYLE” world championship professional boxing event set for Saturday, October 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California which will be televised on HBO Latino beginning at 12:45 a.m. ET/PT (on tape delay). In a 10-round light heavyweight battle, former world title challenger EDWIN ... Read More »

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