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New wave of Canadian prospects Showcased last weekend by Eye of the Tiger Management

MONTREAL (August 19, 2014) – A new wave of Canadian boxing prospects was showcased this past weekend in Quebec City by Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) on its popular Fight Night Series. During the past few years, EOTTM has developed a strong stable of world-class fighters, promoting and/or managing the likes of World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane ... Read More »

Roc Nation wins Quillin Korobov purse bid

Peter Quillin

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Jay-Z’s new promotional outfit, Roc Nation won the right to promote the WBO Middleweight title bout between Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov. Roc Nation Sports bid a whopping $1,904,840 and handily defeated two other bidders. Golden Boy Promotions, which represents Quillin, bid $1.2 million, and Korobov promoter Top Rank offered $515,000. The minimum bid ... Read More »

OLA AFOLABI NAMED MANDATORY FOR IBF CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION YOAN PABLO HERNANDEZ

Venice, CA (August 18, 2014) OLA “Kryptonite” AFOLABI has been named the mandatory challenger by the International Boxing Federation (‘IBF’) to cruiserweight world champion YOAN PABLO HERNANDEZ. According to the IBF, the world title bout must take place by December 31, 2014. Hernandez, 29-1-0 (14KO’s), won a split decision over Firat Arslan this past Saturday, August 16 in Erfurt, Germany ... Read More »

“Do or die” – Solis vs. Thompson II announced for October

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2004 Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis will get a “last chance” to work his way back to the top of the world rankings. The Cuban defector who suffered a bad knee injury in the first round of his WBC heavyweight championship bout against Vitali Klitschko in March 2011 lost to US ring veteran Tony “The Tiger” Thompson in his last ... Read More »

MARCOS MAIDANA, LEO SANTA CRUZ & ALFREDO ANGULO HOST MEDIA ROUNTABLE IN CARSON, CALIF., AHEAD OF “MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2″

Marcos Maidana

LOS ANGELES — (Aug. 18, 2014) – Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his highly anticipated rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in the main event of “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV®, met with media members in Carson, Calif., last Saturday at StubHub Center and took part in ... Read More »

2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii To fight Nov. 11 on M-1 Challenge in China

T. PETERSBURG (August 18, 2014) – 2008 Olympic gold medal winner in judo, Satoshi Ishii (12-1-1, 1 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), will fight an opponent to be determined November 11 in the ground-breaking M-1 Challenge in China, launching an annual 10-year event agreement for promoter M-1 Global, at Wukesong Arena in Beijing. Russian heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov (21-5-0, 11 KO/TKO, 9 ... Read More »

Campillo Looking for his Next ‘Dance’ Partner

Former world light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo (24-6-1, 11 KOs) is looking for his next dance partner. Coming off a career-rejuvenating victory over formerly undefeated Thomas Williams Jr., on August 1, live on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, in which he stopped Williams in five rounds, “The Handsome Man,” Campillo next wants to ... Read More »

Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to headline in Somerset, New Jersey on October 24

Somerset, NJ (August 18, 2014)–On Friday night, October 24, undefeated Middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas will headline a great night of boxing at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The scheduled 8-round bout will be the main event of a card promoted by GH3 Promotions. Douglas of Burke, Virginia has a record of 14-0-1 been one of the most ... Read More »

Kovalev Donates Auction Proceeds to Disabled Fighter

Sergey Kovalev

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev may be the Russian Wrecking Ball in the ring, but outside the ring he has nothing but compassion for his fallen comrades. Krusher has posted fight-worn/autographed memorabilia from his most recent WBO Light Heavyweight Title defense against Blake Caparello for auction on eBay. The proceeds from the sales will benefit Magomed Abdusalamov, the Russian ... Read More »

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO: BISPING vs. LE *MEDIA QUOTES*

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the best strikers in the middleweight division collide at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO on Saturday, August 23, and fans around the world can catch the action live and on-demand on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service. UFC veteran Michael “The Count” Bisping, 25-6, from Manchester, England, looks to regain his top five ranking when ... Read More »

Jay-Z’s Rocnation to get into promoting; hires Itskowitch as COO

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Rocnation, the sports company founded by rap mogul Jay-Z will get into boxing promoting and has hired longtime respected boxing man Dave Itskowitch as COO. “There’s no question the sport of boxing needs a new player, someone who can do something different,” Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy for parent ... Read More »

DANNY GARCIA WINS 3RD STRAIGHT BRISCOE AWARD AS PHILLY FIGHTER OF THE YEAR – All 7th Annual Winners Announced

Danny Garcia

PHILADELPHIA – Junior welterweight world champion Danny Garcia has been named the “2013 Philly Fighter of the Year” by PhillyBoxingHistory.com. It is the third consecutive year Garcia has taken the honor. In 2013, Garcia defended his world title twice, including a career-best performance against Lucas Matthysse last September. That upset victory will also earn Garcia a second trophy, the Briscoe ... Read More »

Blackwell set to make Hennessy Sports debut, Oct 4th at Glow, Bluewater.

London (Aug 18) After signing a long term promotion deal last week with promoter Mick Hennessy, Nick Blackwell ‘can’t wait’ to make his Hennessy Sports debut on Saturday October 4th at Glow, Bluewater as support to the MaxiNutrition Knockout final. The MaxiNutrition Final will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 5. The West Country Warrior said “ I can’t ... Read More »

MaxiNutrition Knockout Final set for Oct 4th, Glow, Bluewater, Live on Channel 5

London (Aug 18) Glow, Bluewater will be the stage for the first ever MaxiNutrition Knockout final on Saturday October 4th when British Light Heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe takes on Travis Dickinson, the current English champion. The fight promoted by Hennessy Sports will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 5. The successful knockout tournament has already seen both finalists in ... Read More »

Prizefighting’s blurrily expressed intimacy

Floyd Mayweather

By Bart Barry– A couple years ago, apropos of violence and documentaries and Pablo Picasso, too, a writer whose work I admire mentioned in a correspondence with me that when he blurred his eyes at an Italian photojournalist’s treatment of pornography he “could arrange a fight image.” The idea has not left me. This column, then, will not treat one ... Read More »

FOUR BOUTS ADDED TO ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM CAROS FODOR AND VUYISILE COLOSSA TO BATTLE AGAIN IN REMATCH SUASDAY CHAU TO TAKE ON ARNAUD LEPONT IN ONE FC DEBUT SINGAPORE’S RADEEM RAHMAN TO FACE TAIWANESE STAR SUNG MING YEN SINGAPOREAN AMIR KHAN TO FACE MALAYSIA’S JIAN KAI CHEE

18 August 2014 – SINGAPORE: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has added two bouts to the card at ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM. The event is set to take place at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 12 September. Highly ranked lightweights Caros Fodor and ... Read More »

FOLLOW PORTER – BROOK PLUS 2 WORLD TITLE FIGHTS LIVE

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Follow all the action as Shawn Porter defends the IBF Welterweight title against Kell Brook in a battle of undefeated fighters. The action kicks off at StubHub Center with the WBC Lightweight title bout between Omar Figueroa and Daniel Estrada as well as a rematch for the WBC Super Middleweight title between Sakio Bika and Anthiny Direll 12 Rounds–IBF Welterweight ... Read More »

Brook takes Welterweight crown from Porter

Kell Brook

Kell Brook won the IBF Welterweight championship with a 12-round majority decision over previously undefeated Shawn Porter at the StubHub Center in Carson, California Early on it was Brook looking to jab and hold on when he Porter would make a surge on the inside. In round two, Brook was cut over the left eye from an accidental headbutt. Brook ... Read More »

YOUNG MEXICAN STAR HORACIO GARCIA HEADLINES DOUBLEHEADER ON TELEVISA / FOX DEPORTES TODAY!

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2014) – One of Mexico’s top rising stars, Horacio “Violento” Garcia, will seek his fourth win of 2014 on today, Saturday, August 16, when he defends his WBC Silver International Super Bantamweight title on Televisa and FOX Deportes against Colombia’s Jonathan Perez at the Centro de Convenciones Azul Ixtapa in Ixtapa, Mexico. In the co-main event, ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 50 Results: Tybura dethrones Grabowski, Puetz retains title

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 16, 2014) – Undefeated challenger Marcin “Tyber” Tybura (11-0-0) dethroned defending M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Damian “Polish Pitbul” Grabowski (19-2-0) by way of a first-round submission in last night’s main event on theM-1 Challenge 50: Battle of Neva anniversary show held outdoors in the open center area of St. Petersburg, Russia. In the co-feature, Stephan Puetz ... Read More »

Shafikov earns title shot with 9th round stoppage over Nugaev

Denis Shafikov earned a 2nd world title shot as he stopped Rustam Nugaev in round nine of their scheduled 12-round Lightweight title elimination bout at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. Early it was Shafikov’s hand speed that was giving Nugaev issues. The two continued to trade heard shots in close in round four. Nugaev started to get through ... Read More »

NY DAILY NEWS GOLDEN GLOVES FINALS TO BE AIRED ON SNY AS PART OF DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT’S BROADWAY BOXING SERIES

New York, NY (8/15/14) – This Sunday, August 17, SNY will air a special edition of DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series, with the first of two episodes depicting the finals of the 2014 New York Daily News Golden Gloves tournament. The telecast will begin at 8:00pm EST. On April 16 and 17th, the 87th annual New York Golden Gloves ... Read More »

Lundy: “I want Provodnikov!”

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 15th, 2014) – Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight world champion Ruslan Provodnikov, known as “The Siberian Rocky,” is looking to step back into the ring this fall following a close loss to Chris Algieri in June, and Philadelphia’s “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy could be next on the hard-hitting Russian’s list. Coming off his third consecutive win ... Read More »

FULL UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT’S SHAWN PORTER VS. KELL BROOK NIGHT OF FIGHTS AT STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF.

Deontay Wilder

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 15, 2014) – An international lineup of boxing standouts from the United States, Venezuela, Ireland, England and Argentina will make up a stacked undercard ahead of Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader of championship bouts at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, “ShowTime” Shawn Porter will defend his IBF 147-pound crown against British banger ... Read More »

WEST COUNTRY WARRIOR SIGNS LONG-TERM PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH HENNESSY SPORT

London (15 Aug) Mick Hennessy is delighted to announce that Britain’s hottest middleweight prospect the West Country Warrior Nick Blackwell has signed an exclusive long-term promotional deal with Hennessy Sports. With no amateur career and having to learn on the job since he turned pro, Nick has graduated from being the youngest ever-English champion to a genuine world-class contender. Nick ... Read More »

Weights from Carson, CA

Shawn Porter 146 3/4 – Kell Brook 146 1/2 (IBF Welterweight title) Sakio Bika 167 3/4 – Anthony Direll 168 (WBC Super Middleweight Title) Omar Figueroa Jr. 135 – Daniel Estrada 134 1/2 (WBC Lightweight Title) Read More »

Mayweather’s List: Porter and Brook fighting to get on it

Floyd Mayweather

By Norm Frauenheim– Getting a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been called a derby and a sweepstakes. There are no rules on how to get in line, if in fact there is one. Still, Shawn Porter and Kell Brook will try to win a chance Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. They’re fighting for Porter’s International Boxing Federation ... Read More »

FIGHTERS ARE EAGER, CONFIDENT AND READY TO GO FOR SATURDAY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLEHEADER ON SHOWTIME® FROM STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF.: FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

Dirrell Wins

CARSON, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2014) – Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference earlier today for this Saturday’s potentially explosive world championship tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In what should be a thrilling, non-stop action three-fight telecast, IBF Welterweight World Champion “ShowTime” Shawn Porter ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM SANTA YNEZ ESPN “FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS”

12-ROUND MAIN EVENT Rustam Nugaev 134 vs. Denis Shafikov 135 Jose Pedraza 132 vs. Juan Carlos Martinez 132 Francisco Santana 146.5 vs. Luis Alfredo Lugo 145 Rufino Serrano 125 vs. Khabir Suleymanov 125 Edwin Sandoval 125 vs. Lyonell Kelly 125 Makani Sarellano 263 vs. Andrew Tinae 258 Carlos Samuel Lopez 161 vs. Azamat Umarzada 159.5 The ESPN “Friday Night Fights” ... Read More »

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