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Monthly Archives: August 2011

This week on GFL COMBAT SPORTS NETWORK

- Friday, September 2, 2011 9:00pm ET featuring Muay Thai Premier League from the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. In the main event, the WMC World Junior Middleweight Title (154 lb) will be at stake as Buakaw Por. Pramuk (197-21-12, Thailand) battles Warren Stevelmans (54-14-4, South Africa) for the prestigious championship. With close to 200 victories to his ... Read More »

INTRODUCING UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT JOHN LENNOX

CARTERET, NEW JERSEY (August 31, 2011)—Today’s Heavyweight division is always looking for a new star. Many have come from different countries; they come in all sizes and have vastly different personalities. Enter John Lennox. The Carteret, New Jersey native has all the potential to be one of the best Heavyweight prospects In the United States. It all started over a ... Read More »

CHRIS FERNANDEZ REPLACES ANGES ADJAHO AGAINST RONALD CRUZ ON SEPT. 9 AT ASYLUM ARENA IN PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia, PA—Chris Fernandez, whose scheduled fight last weekend against Shamone Alvarez in Atlantic City, NJ, was canceled due to Hurricane Irene, did not have to wait long for another assignment. He will now fight Ronald Cruz in a scheduled eight-round welterweight match on Sept. 9 at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia. Fernandez, 35, of Salt Lake City, UT, flew ... Read More »

Cleverly to defend Light Heavy crown against Bellew

Dan Rafael of espn.com is reporting that WBO Light Heavyweight champion will defend his crown on October 15th against Brit Tony Bellew in Liverpool, England. “A fight between me and Bellew has been heating up for a long time and now he’s ready to be taught a lesson,” Cleverly said. “He’s got a big mouth, but he can’t back it ... Read More »

Guerrero has successful Shoulder Surgery

Former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero had successful surgery on his shoulder on Tuesday according to Dan Rafael of espn.com Guerrero’s manager Bob Santos said the arthroscopic surgery, which lasted about two hours, was performed by Dr. Michael Dillingham, the San Francisco 49ers team physician, in Burlingame, Calif. Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs), 28, was already resting at home Tuesday ... Read More »

FERRANTE – KARPENCY TO FIGHT FOR PA STATE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON SAT. SEPTEMBER 24TH AT HARRAHS IN CHESTER, PA

CHESTER, PA (August 30, 2011)—On Saturday night, September 24th a special and historic night of Combat Sports will take place outdoors on the racetrack at Harrah’s in Chester, Pa as Joey Eye Boxing Promotions and XF Events presents a night of boxing and Mixed Martial Arts In the main event of the boxing portion, popular Tony Ferrante will take on ... Read More »

FEMALE SENSATIONS, MELISSA HERNANDEZ AND RONICA JEFFREY SIGN WITH FISTICUFFS PROMOTIONS

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 29, 2011)—Fisticuffs Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Melissa “Hurracan” Hernandez & “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey to exclusive promotional contracts. Hernandez of New York has long been regarded as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world as she has taken on an beaten just about all of the top names between the ... Read More »

GABRIEL ROSADO PREPARES FOR SEPT. 9 FIGHT AND CREDITS BERNARD HOPKINS

Philadelphia, PA—In what has become a common story from rising Philadelphia fighters, 25-year-old Gabriel Rosado, like undefeated 28-year-old welterweight Mike Jones, credits ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins for being a helpful influence. Rosado, who boxes Keenan Collins, of Reading, PA, for the Pennsylvania State junior middleweight title Sept. 9 at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia, also has helped Hopkins, who ... Read More »

Fretting already about Pacquiao-Marquez III

A friend visited me from Mexico last week. Between trips to Austin and strolls along the San Antonio River, we had occasion to watch a number of old Marco Antonio Barrera fights – the Junior Jones debacles and the classic trilogy with Erik Morales. But it was the first Manny Pacquiao fight that filled me with a dull sense of ... Read More »

Gomez scores majority decision over Granados

Heralded prospect Frankie Gomez edge Adrian Granados via eight round majority decision in a Lightweight bout of unbeaten fighters in Chicago. Gomez scored a knockdown in round two when Granados walked into a pushing right hand. He was not hurt and finished the round. In the next round Granados was cut underneath his left eye but that was not a ... Read More »

Silva flawless in stopping Okami; Shogun runs over Griffin!

Anderson Silva re-emphasized his standing as the greatest MMA fighter of the world, but he did so for the first time in his home country of Brazil. After twice dropping the highly regarded Yushin Okami in round two with a perfectly timed punch to the head, barrages of punches from the top soon followed, prompting the referee to call the ... Read More »

Povetkin wins portion of Heavyweight crown with decision over Chagaev

Alexander Povetkin won the “WBA Regular Heavyweight title” with a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion Rulsan Chagaev in Erfurt, Germany. Povetkin boxed well early but getting through with some body shots and uppercuts. Chagaev seemed to have found his way in round’s five through eight as he dominated and even briefly staggered Povetkin with hard left hands. Povetkin ... Read More »

Garcia decisions Serrano

Juan Garcia scored a six round majority decision over Hector Serrano in an entertaining Jr. Welterweight bout at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The two traded some solid shots throughout the fight as they both landed some good right hands. Garcia’s work was more evident as he landed some hard rights that had Serrano’s nose bleeding as early as ... Read More »

ATLANTIC CITY SHOW POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE-NEW DATE OCT. 22

August 26, 2011, Atlantic City, NJ Star Boxing’s Saturday night (August 27th) show at the Tropicanca Casino and Resort in Atlantic City (NJ) has been postponed due to an intense and massive hurricane. The new date will be October 22, 2011, also at the beautiful Tropicana Showroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. The hurricane (Irene), a ... Read More »

HAVOC BOXING PROMOTIONS PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & NOTES

NEW YORK (August 26, 2011)—On Thursday afternoon at Club 1849 in New York City, Rob Diaz Havoc Boxing Promotions hosted the kick off Press Conference in advance of a special night of professional boxing that will take place on Saturday night September 10th at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. In the main event, Hot Super Middleweight prospect Joel Castillo ... Read More »

HAVOC BOXING PRESS CONFERENCE PHOTO GALLERY

15rounds.com Claudia Bocanegra was on hand at Club 1849 to snap shots of the competitors that will be fight on September 10th at The Aviator Sports Complex. Undefeated Super Middleweight Joel Castillo will take part in the main event. Amanda Serrano will fight for the vacant IBF Super Featherweight title as well as the American debut of undefeated Colombian knockout ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. hurts hand; fight with Hearns off

Dan Rafael of espn.com is reporting that WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hurt his hand and is forced to cancel his September 17th bout with Ronald Hearns. Chavez manager Billy Keane said Chavez suffered a freak injury about two weeks ago when he was in the gym training and stretched out his arms and caught his right hand ... Read More »

Atlas is good behind the microphone, but better in a corner

Conference calls are a necessary task, perhaps, which also means they are often stuck between ho-hum and hum-drum on the interest meter. But then along comes Teddy Atlas. This Atlas doesn’t just shrug when asked a question. Word-for-word – and there were a lot of them Wednesday, Atlas knocked out the mundane with insight, a little schtick, genuine opinion and ... Read More »

OFFICIAL UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY’S SHOW AT THE TROPICANA –WATCH LIVE ON GFL

CLICK TO ORDER THE EVENT On Saturday, August 27th, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, returns to the beautiful Tropicana Showroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, to present an action packed seven bout card, featuring heavyweight fan favorite, Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24KO’s), Atlantic City’s own long-time welterweight contender, Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (21-4, 12KO’s) in separate bouts. Maddalone ... Read More »

JENNINGS BOXES MEJIAS IN HEAVYWEIGHT ATTRACTION SEPT. 9 IN PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia, PA—Undefeated heavyweight Bryant “Bye Bye” Jennings, of North Philadelphia, makes his most ambitious start as a pro when he faces Alex Mejias, of Paterson, NJ, in a scheduled six-round contest Friday evening, Sept. 9, at the Asylum Arena, 7 West Ritner Street. Topping the seven-bout card is a scheduled 10-round contest for the vacant Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title ... Read More »

Guerrero out four months with shoulder injury

As disappointed as he was for having this weekend’s fight with Marcos Maidana postponed, Robert Guerrero will be out “only four months” after a second opinion revealed the injury was not as bad as first feared according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “I’m just staying positive and praying about it,” Guerrero told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “Right when I felt it, ... Read More »

Maidana to fight September 16th in Argentina

Disappointed by the postponement of this weekend’s scheduled bout with Robert Guerrero, former 140 pound beltholder Marcos Maidana will not sit around and wait as he will take an interim bout in his native land of Argentina according to Dan Rafael of espn.com That includes going home to Argentina for a Sept. 16 fight, Sebastian Contursi, Maidana’s adviser, told ESPN.com. ... Read More »

“KID” ROONEY RETURNS AUGUST 27TH AT THE TROPICANA IN ATLANTIC CITY—WATCH FIGHT CARD LIVE ON GFL

CLICK TO ORDER THE EVENT On Saturday, August 27th, Kevin “Kid” Rooney will make his Atlantic City debut when he meets New Jersey’s pro-debuting Carlos Perez at the Tropicana Showroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Rooney-Perez is scheduled for four rounds in the jr. middleweight division, and will be one of the featured undercard bouts on Joe DeGuardia’s Star ... Read More »

WARD – FROCH NEW YORK CITY PHOTO GALLERY

15rounds.com Claudia Bocanegra was on hand in New York City to capture the images at the press conference to announce the much anticipated fights of the year between WBA Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward and WBC champ Carl Froch which will be the finals of the Showtime Super 6 tournament on October 29th in Atlantic City Read More »

VIDEO: ANDRE WARD

WBA Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward talks about his October 29 Super 6 Final showdown with WBC Champ Carl Froch Read More »

VIDEO : CARL FROCH

WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch discusses his Super 6 final Unification bout with WBA champion Andre Ward on October 29 Read More »

VIDEO: DAN GOOSSEN

Promoter Dan Goossen talks about the October 29 showdown between Andre Ward and Carl Froch plus updates Eddie Chambers, Tony Thompson and Chris Arreola Read More »