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Carmona decisions Lozano

David Carmona won a 10-round unanimous decision over Daniel Lazano in a Super Flyweight bout at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia, Florida Carmona dropped Lozano in round nine from a left hook which helped him win by scores of 97-92, 96-93 and 95-94. Carmona, 115 lbs is now 19-2-1. Lozano, 115 lbs is now 13-2. Read More »

WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Weigh-In Results

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 27, 2015) –Undefeated, reigning World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) World Lightweight (155 pounds) Champion Justin Gaethje (13-0) weighed in at 154.2 pounds and hard-hitting challenger Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-9) tipped the scales at 154.7 pounds to make their much-anticipated world championship main event showdown official for WSOF 19 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. tomorrow, Saturday, March ... Read More »

UFC 189 World Championship Tour Quotes – North American Wrap-Up

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Las Vegas – Undisputed UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor are embarking on a world press tour spanning 10 cities in five countries over the course of 12 days to promote their upcoming world title bout at UFC® 189: ALDO vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena to highlight International Fight Week. The ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY FILES SUIT AGAINST JHONNY GONZALEZ AND PROMOCIONES DEL PUEBLO

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LOS ANGELES, (March 27, 2015) Boxer Jhonny Gonzalez and his Mexican promoter Promociones del Pueblo conspired with manager/promoter Al Haymon to violate Golden Boy’s exclusive rights to promote Gonzalez, a bombshell complaint filed today against the fighter and the promotional company contends. Despite Golden Boy’s repeated attempts, Gonzalez, Promociones del Pueblo and Haymon repeatedly refused to put on tomorrow night’s ... Read More »

KELL BROOK, JO JO DAN MAKE WEIGHT FOR IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT TOMORROW/SATURDAY FROM SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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SHEFFIELD, England (March 27, 2015) – Defending IBF Welterweight World Champion and hometown favorite Kell Brook and No. 1 challenger Jo Jo Dan made weight Friday. Tomorrow/Saturday, SHOWTIME Sports® will present the Sky Sports telecast of Brook vs. Dan live on SHOWTIME (6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT) from the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. Sky Sports’ Jim Watt and Nick ... Read More »

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO CHRONICLE THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH “INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO”

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NEW YORK (March 27, 2015) – SHOWTIME Sports® offers viewers exclusive access to Floyd “Money” Mayweather and the most anticipated event of the year with “INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO,” an intimate four-part documentary series chronicling the life of the perennial pound-for-pound champion as he navigates his collision course with Manny Pacquiao. Episode 1 premieres on Saturday, April 18 immediately following ... Read More »

LA FIGHT CLUB APRIL 2 HEADLINER JULIAN “EL CAMARÓN” RAMIREZ AND RISING STARS EVERTON LOPES AND NICK ARCE LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT PHOTOS AND QUOTES

LOS ANGELES (March 27) – LA FIGHT CLUB headliner Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (13-0, 8 KOs) hosted a special Los Angeles media workout on Thursday, March 26 in anticipation of his April 2 bout against Casas Grandes, Mexico’s Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (23-12, 17 KOs). The second installment of LA FIGHT CLUB is featured as part of Golden Boy Live! series ... Read More »

“2 Days: Terence Crawford” Premieres Monday, April 6 on HBO®

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March 27, 2015 – HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the feature segment returns Monday, April 6 at 10:15 p.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at undefeated sensation Terence Crawford, one of boxing’s fastest rising stars. “2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the ... Read More »

WBC PURSE BID FOR STEVENSON/KOVALEV APRIL 17th IN MEXICO CITY

HBO Boxing After Dark Weigh-In: Adonis Stevenson vs Tony Bellew

MONTREAL (March 27, 2015) – The concretization of the The Ring, WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight unification fight between Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev has taken another important step. The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a purse bid to take place April 17 in order to determine the promoter of this major event. Initially requested ... Read More »

Unprecedented Demand for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov’s HBO Boxing After Dark® Event Results in Turning Stone Resort Casino Releasing Final Block of Tickets

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Oneida Nation Homelands (March 27, 2015) – When the Saturday, April 18 fight between Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov at Turning Stone Resort Casino was announced, the boxing world erupted – and ticket sales mimicked the enthusiasm. Due to the unprecedented demand to see this sure-fire “Fight of the Year” candidate, ringside seats sold out ... Read More »

BOXING LEGEND AND UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION KLITSCHKO TO TAKE ON UNDEFEATED JENNINGS LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION ON APRIL 25TH

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LONDON (March 27) – BoxNation are delighted to announce they will be screening undisputed heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko’s April 25th fight with leading contender Bryant Jennings live and exclusive. The Ukrainian superstar has enjoyed a 10-year title reign at the top of boxing’s glamour division but will now put his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts on the line ... Read More »

JHONNY GONZALEZ VS. GARY RUSSELL JR., JERMELL CHARLO VS. VANES MARTIROSYAN FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2015) – Two days before their important fights live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), this Saturday, March 28, hard-hitting WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan participated in the final press conference at ... Read More »

Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao official weights, photos and quotes

THACKERVILLE. Okla. – March 26, 2015 – Fighters took to the scales and successfully hit their targeted weights Thursday afternoon at the WinStar World Casino & Resort, the site of tomorrow’s highly anticipated “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” event, which airs LIVE and FREE on Spike at 9 p.m. ET. “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” is headlined by a rematch of a ... Read More »

LAMONT PETERSON WORKS OUT FOR WASHINGTON D.C. MEDIA AHEAD OF HIS APRIL 11 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC BOUT AT BARCLAYS CENTER

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Washington D.C. (March 26, 2015) – A little more than two weeks in advance of his highly anticipated bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) hosted media at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. Lamont, his brother Anthony and Lamont’s trainer, Barry Hunter, took some time out of their training schedule to discuss Lamont’s ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions Marcin Tybura vs. Stephan Puetz

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 26, 2015) – M-1 Global has announced a special five-round, heavyweight Super Fight on May 2 as unbeaten M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura takes on M-1 Challenge light heavyweight titlist Stephan “T-800″ Puetz, headlining M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions, in Orenburg, Russia. The historic M-1 Challenge 57 will be streamed live in high ... Read More »

STACKED UNDERCARD COMES TO BARCLAYS CENTER ON SATURDAY, APRIL 11 AS PART OF SUPER NIGHT OF FIGHTS

BROOKLYN (March 26, 2015) – Superstars of the present and future will be well represented on Saturday, April 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as a full undercard of Olympians, prospects and future stars hit the ring looking to impress the Brooklyn crowd. The exciting undercard features Olympic Gold Medalist for the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz battling Brooklyn-born Gabriel “Tito” ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents World Series of Fighting 19 LIVE this Saturday, March 28 in Canada

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced a live broadcast of World Series of Fighting 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino this Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively in Canada. WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino will be headlined by a world lightweight championship showdown between undefeated, reigning kingpin ... Read More »

Lion Heart’s Zimbabwe Boxing Project Suffers Yet Another Roadblock

New York, NY, March 26, 2015-Lion Heart Boxing Productions’ gallant effort to resuscitate professional boxing in Zimbabwe may have been dealt a fatal blow. The Zimbabwe Boxing Board’s unexplained failure to act on a request by the company for permission to stage a boxing tournament in Harare may be the final straw that broke the camel’s back on the company’s ... Read More »

JAVIER PRIETO VS. JORGE SILVA TO HEADLINE FOX DEPORTES AND CLARO SPORTS CARD IN TULUM

LOS ANGELES (March 26) – Two hard-nosed Mexican warriors will battle it out at Domo Dos Aguas in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday, March 28, as Buenavista, Mexico’s Javier “Implacable” Prieto faces Tijuana, Baja California’s Jorge “Pantera” Silva in a 10-round welterweight matchup to be televised live on FOX Deportes and Claro Sports. In the televised co-feature, Mexico City’s ... Read More »

Kay Koroma: The Backbone of GH3 Promotions

Nutley, NJ(March 26, 2015)– On March 13, Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions had a stellar night as three of the promotional company’s top fighters, undefeated middleweight Antoine Douglas, super middleweight Jerry Odom and undefeated super bantamweight Adam Lopez all scored knockout victories on ShoBox: The New Generation in Westbury, New York. That night was a by-product of lots of hard work ... Read More »

Bey to defend lightweight title against Shafikov two nights before Mayweather – Pacquiao

Mickey Bey will defend his IBF Lightweight title against Denis Shafikov in Las Vegas just two nights before the mega showdown between Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao card according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The fight will take place at the Palms Casino and will be televised by ESPN 2. “We’re not making Pacquiao-Mayweather again, we were making Bey-Shafikov,” Top ... Read More »

ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS COMPLETE WITH EIGHT BOUTS

26 March 2015 – Manila, Philippines: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has finalized the fight card for ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS with three additional fights. Top featherweights are set to clash as Shannon Wiratchai takes on Amir Khan. An all-Filipino clash is also set to take place at the event when ... Read More »