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EARLY RESULTS FROM PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA–Kevin Rivers Jr. remained perfect with a 3rd round stoppage over Luis Lizarraga in a scheduled 6-round Super Featherweight bout. Rivers dropped Lizarraga in round two with a huge left hook. Rivers came out in round three and landed two thudding left hookd and referee Gary Rosato stopped the bout at 24 seconds of round three. Rivers. 125.5 lbs of ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE: Shabranskyy vs. Parker TONIGHT, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents Golden Boy Promotions’ return to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, as Golden Boy Live! features undefeated star Vyachslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy of Los Angeles returning to the ring after a stellar performance on March 12, going up against undefeated Paul Parker of ... Read More »

UFC® AND REEBOK ELEVATE SPORT OF MMA WITH FIRST-EVER UFC FIGHT KIT

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June 30, 2015 (New York City, NY): UFC® and Reebok today unveiled the first-ever UFC Fight Kit. Built for high-performance athleticism, the UFC Fight Kit will be worn by every athlete that steps into the Octagon® and symbolizes UFC’s continuing evolution in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) with a line of apparel developed with fighters, for fighters by ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi

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Big Bear Lake, CA: On July 25, 2015, Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) the current IBF #1 contender, will face WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. For the biggest fight of his career, Mohammedi will have world-renowned ... Read More »

Braehmer set for WBA World title defence against Konrad on September 5 in Dresden

Juergen Braehmer (46-2, 34 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship against Konni Konrad (21-1-1, 11 KOs) on September 5 in Dresden. Ahead of his fifth successive world title defence, the 36 year-old two-time world champion is relishing a return to the Saxon capital. ‘’I have good memories from fighting in Dresden,’’ said Braehmer. ‘’It was here that ... Read More »

Golden Boy Live! Returns to 2300 Arena Tonight

PHILADELPHIA (June 19) – Lightweight prospect Victor Vasquez (18-9-1, 8 KOs) highlights a trio of Philadelphia fighters competing in a special night of boxing when Golden Boy Live! returns to the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia TONIGHT! The card also includes another pair of Philadelphia rising stars, super lightweight Damon Allen (6-0, 2 KOs) and lightweight Gang Yong Kim (4-1). ... Read More »

Relentless Blackwell vows to outlast Jones on July 25

LONDON (30 JUNE) New British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell has dared challenger Damon Jones to try and keep up with the pace he sets when they collide on July 25 at Derby Arena, LIVE on Channel 5. The Trowbridge pressure fighter is renowned for his high-octane style and relentless work-rate and indeed won the British title in May by outlasting ... Read More »

COMPLETE CARD ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING BROADWAY BOXING CARD

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New York, NY (6/29/15) – Next Wednesday, July 8th, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series will return to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan. The exciting 11-bout card will be the latest installment of the acclaimed long-running series. Headlining the card will be popular junior lightweight prospect Bryant “Peewee” Cruz (14-0, 7KO’s) as he puts his ... Read More »

CRUISERWEIGHTS BEIBUT SHUMENOV & B.J. FLORES SQUARE OFF IN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY, JULY 25 ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBCSN AT THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT

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LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2015) – Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) meets cruiserweight contender and NBC boxing analyst B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN live from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The evening’s televised ... Read More »

De La Hoya to stay retired

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former world champion Oscar De La Hoya has decided to stay retired after flirting with a comeback last week. “Over the last six months I’ve had a front row seat as Golden Boy [Promotions] fighters including Canelo Alvarez, Bernard Hopkins, Lucas Matthysse, Jorge Linares and David Lemieux have stepped into the ring and shown ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING RE-SIGNS REIGNING CHAMPIONS DAVID BRANCH, JUSTIN GAETHJE AND MARLON MORAES TO NEW MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS

LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has re-signed three of its decorated, reigning world champions – middleweight (185 pounds) kingpin David Branch, undefeated lightweight (155 pounds) champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje and bantamweight (135 pounds) titleholder Marlon Moraes – to new, exclusive, multi-year agreements. “We are thrilled to have these three incredible ... Read More »

Derrick Webster – Arif Magomedov for NABO Middleweight title on ShoBox , July 17 at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA (June 29, 2015)–On Friday, July 17 at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Derrick Webster (19-0, 10KO’s) of Glassboro, New Jersey will take on Arif Magomedov for the NABO Middleweight title which will serve as the co-feature of a big quadruple-header that will be televised live on SHOWTIME’s award winning ShoBox: The New Generation. The fight is scheduled for ... Read More »

Delayed meritocracy: Kings of the Mic and Timothy Bradley

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By Bart Barry- DALLAS – Four miles southeast of this city’s downtown center stands Gexa Energy Pavilion, a 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater whose stage Friday hosted a deep roster of pioneers in a musical genre then-known as rap – as in Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” – and now known as hip-hop. For those enchanted by the seedling genre in its great ... Read More »

Kovalev deflects talk about Ward, calls Stevenson a piece of bleep

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By Norm Frauenheim- CARSON, Calif. – Light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev said he didn’t watch Andre Ward’s comeback victory over Paul Smith and instead concentrated on his July 25 title defense against Nadjib Mohammedi. “Empty talk right now,’’ Kovalev said Saturday during an hour-long session with reporters before a card featuring Timothy Bradley-Jessie Vargas at StubHub Center. The internet is on ... Read More »

OFFICIAL ‘BELLATOR MMA: KONGO VS. VOLKOV’ RESULTS

Mulvane, Kan. (June 26, 2015) – Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) utilized a vast array of elbow strikes to defeat Alexander Volkov (24-6) via unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator MMA: “Kongo vs. Volkov” from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., on Friday. The Frenchman was relentless with his takedown attempts and “Drago” was unable to use his length to ... Read More »

Weights from Bethlehem, PA (Plus weigh in video)

Jamal James 146.7 – Mike Balasi 147.6 Juan Carlos Rojas 162.3 – Caleb Plant 164.1 Alex Martin 148.5 – Jeremiah Wiggins 151 Christian Molina 138.5 – Justin Johnson 137.5 Robert Ramos 136 – Ismael Serrano 135 Desmond Moore 123.2 – Mike Hefflinger 128 Kyrone Davis 161 – Jose Alberto Leal 159 Alvaro Enriquez 171.5 – Carlos Gongora 170 Benjamin Burgos ... Read More »

Bradley back at StubHub and recalls “a war grounds”

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By Norm Frauenheim- CARSON, Calif. – Timothy Bradley returns to a place that gave him headache. A career-defining victory, too. This time, he plans to leave without the headache and only a victory over Jessie Vargas Saturday night (6:45 pm PST/9:45 pm EST on HBO) in a welterweight bout he hopes will hit the-re-set button for bigger things in his ... Read More »

MAURICIO “EL MAESTRO” HERRERA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CEREMONIAL COIN TOSS AT THE SOCIOMX CUP CRUZ AZUL VS. PUMAS GAME

LOS ANGELES (June 26) – Former Interim WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera will participate in the ceremonial coin toss at the first semi-final game of the 2015 SocioMX Cup between two of the most well-known Mexican soccer teams Cruz Azul F.C. and Pumas UNAM on Tuesday, June 30 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, ahead of ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE & Hard Knocks 44 tonight, June 26

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents another live installment of Golden Boy Promotions’ popular Golden Boy Live! series tonight, Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET, as top local prospects are set to hit the Salinas Storm House in Salinas Calif., with Fairfield standout Alan ... Read More »

Sampson Boxing to Stage Historic ‘Las Vegas en el Radisson’ Show, Combining World-Class Boxing and Poker Tournament

The week of Saturday, August 8, at the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz will stage “Las Vegas en el Radisson,” a historic first for boxing, combining a world-class boxing show that Saturday night with a four-day international poker tournament. In the boxing show’s main event, former women’s world champion and hometown hero Cecilia “La ... Read More »

Williams and Sands to meet August 28th in Highly Anticipated Match Up

Hincley, MN- Cruiserweights Phil Williams and Al Sands are slated to meet in Minnesota’s most anticipated boxing event of the year on August 28th at Grand Casino Hinckley. Both Williams (14-7-2) and Sands (15-1) are nationally ranked in the cruiserweight division, and boxing fans in the upper Midwest have been calling for the matchup for close to two years. A ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Big Knockout Boxing Live on Saturday, June 27

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the third live installment of Big Knockout Boxing this Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET immediately following a live Canadian broadcast of the UFC Fight Night™: Machida vs. Romero prelims at 8 p.m. ET from Hollywood, Florida. Fight ... Read More »

Kyrone Davis looks to “Shut It Down” against Jose Alberto Leal Tomorrow night at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA (June 26 2015)–Saturday night at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Undefeated Middleweight Kyrone “Shut it Down” Davis takes on the best opponent of his fledgling career when he takes on Jose Alberto Leal in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds. The bout will be part of a 10 bout card promoted by King’s Promotions. Davis of Wilmington, Delaware has ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND TEAM SAUERLAND TO CO-PROMOTE UNDEFEATED 2012 BRONZE OLYMPIC MEDALIST ANTHONY OGOGO

LOS ANGELES (June 26) – Golden Boy Promotions and Team Sauerland are excited to announce that they have agreed a groundbreaking co-promotional deal for Olympic medalist and undefeated middleweight Anthony Ogogo. The agreement will see the promoters working closely together on Ogogo’s development whilst ensuring he has the perfect platform to continue his rise as one of the world’s most ... Read More »

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