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TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY – BERNARD HOPKINS ATTEMPTS TO UNIFY AGAIN

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PHILADELPHIA (October 30) – Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) isn’t the first elder statesman of the sweet science to hold the light heavyweight crown. With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, Hopkins would be just one belt ... Read More »

Unbeaten Vincent chases championship dream

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 30th, 2014) — The story of Shelito Vincent is a long, winding narrative of a selfless fighter with no hidden agendas. Only a select few strike it rich in boxing, particularly on the women’s side, so Vincent fights for more than just money. She fights for underprivileged children, many of them a mirror image of her younger ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE: O’Connor vs. Farmer Tonight at 9 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a Halloween Eve treat from Plymouth Memorial Hall in the greater Boston area, as Golden Boy Live! takes place tonight, Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET, headlined by former U.S. Olympic team alternate Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor squaring off against the rugged Andrew ... Read More »

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FOR TONIGHT’S HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT 8 6 BOXING AND 5 MMA BOUTS ON TAP; FIRST BOUT 7:00PM

All boxers for tonight’s Hollywood Fight Night Professional Boxing and MMA show have made weight during the Official Weigh-In held yesterday at the HOOTERS in Burbank, California. Here are the Official Weights: BOXING MATCHES: Juan Roman 121 vs. Gabriel Braxton 122 Minju Shin 133.5 vs. Percy Peterson 133 Urmat Ryskeldiev 154 vs. Bernardo Guereca 152 Davon Smith 130 vs. Alim ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Glazkov With Family Safe and Sound and a Healed Hand, Glazkov Focused on Wilson

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Ahead of his bout on the undercard of Hopkins-Kovalev on Nov. 8, Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov and his team reflected on his last outing. On Aug. 9,Glazkov defeated Derric Rossy via majority decision, but the fight was much closer than anyone predicted. At the moment Glazkov walked into the ring to face Rossy, he had not heard from ... Read More »

GREG COHEN PROMOTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH AUSTRALIAN PROMOTER ADAM WILCOCK

Greg Cohen Promotions is proud to announce the appointment of Australian promoter Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions to the role of Vice President of Global Operations. In a move to further cement its growing role as a global promotional force, the official addition of Wilcock to the GCP team formalizes their now long-standing partnership. As a leading promoter and manager ... Read More »

Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib returns Halloween night in Australia

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NEW YORK (Oct. 30, 2014) – Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (37-3, 21 KOs) will not be trick-or-treating tomorrow night (Friday) at home in Australia. Instead, he’ll be dressed in trunks and wearing boxing gloves for his 12-round fight with his upset-minded Indonesian opponent Ruben Manakane (14-11-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant PABA super ... Read More »

THREE-TIME CHAMP KOKI KAMEDA AND WORLD-RATED MIDDLEWEIGHT CALEB TRUAX SET TO APPEAR IN SEPARATE 10-ROUND BOUTS, SATURDAY NIGHT IN CHICAGO

Two more competitive fights with worldwide significance will take place on the un-televised undercard of “The Homecoming”, presented by Warriors Boxing this Saturday, November 1, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. WBO #10-rated middleweight Caleb “Golden” Truax (24-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, will take on Bedford, Virginia’s Scott “Cujo” Sigmon (24-5-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-rounder; and former three-time ... Read More »

UFC® AND GLOBO ANNOUNCE BRAZILIAN ICON ANDERSON SILVA AND “SHOGUN” RUA WILL COACH THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® BRAZIL

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Sao Paulo – Two of the greatest Brazilian fighters of all time will lead the search for the next generation of Brazilian mixed martial artists, as the UFC® and Globo announce that Anderson Silva and “Shogun” Rua will coach the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil. The legendary icon Silva (33-6 in professional MMA, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil), ... Read More »

ANDRZEJ FONFARA vs. DOUDOU NGUMBU TOMOKI KAMEDA vs. ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

CHICAGO (Oct. 29, 2014) – Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, France’s Doudou Ngumbu, WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim WBO Bantamweight Champ Alejandro Hernandez worked out for the media on Wednesday at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago as they reach the apex of preparation for Saturday’s SHOWTIME Boxing: Special Edition from UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND OSCAR DE LA HOYA CONGRATULATE RANDY CABALLERO ON WINNING IBF BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2014) – As Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) returns from winning the IBF Bantamweight title in Monte Carlo, France, Golden Boy Promotions today congratulated the newly crowned champion of Nicaraguan descent on his victory and promised that hometown fans wouldn’t have to travel far for Caballero’s next match. “Randy is so popular around his ... Read More »

JOSEPH DIAZ JR., JULIAN RAMIREZ, DIEGO DE LA HOYA AND TAISHAN OPPONENTS SET FOR GOLDEN BOY LIVE! CARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

INDIO, CALIFORNIA (October 29, 2014) – Three undefeated Mexican warriors are headed to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on the Thursday, November 13 edition of Golden Boy Live! when Joseph Diaz Jr., Julian Ramirez and Diego De La Hoya square off against Roberto Castaneda, Pedro Melo and Ali Gonzalez,respectively who are looking to add losses to the records ... Read More »

Tijuana’s Kenia Enriquez Will Face Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola for the Vacant WBO Flyweight World Title!

(San Diego) – With a commitment to showcase “boxing at its best”, the last fight card of their schedule is no exception for California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby D. Presents. On Friday, November 21st, San Diego, CA, will be the host of a world title when Tijuana’s Kenia Enriquez (12-0, 6KO) faces the much more experienced Ana “La ... Read More »

Boxing’s “Batman” Super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite Canada’s next great fighter

MONTREAL (October 29, 2014) – Boxing has its “Superman” — World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson — and from the same country, ironically, comes “Batman” — world super middleweight contender Schiller Hyppolite (13-0-1, 9 KOs). The 28-year-old Hyppolite, like Stevenson, was born in Haiti and he also lives in Montreal. Hyppolite has won eight straight fights and ... Read More »

BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TO HOST HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® TRIPLEHEADER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

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BROOKLYN (October 29) – Golden Boy Promotions returns to its East Coast home – Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, December 6 with a special HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader. In the 12-round main event, rising Canadian star David Lemieux will defend his NABF Middleweight Title against the no nonsense Philadelphian warrior “King” Gabriel Rosado. Plus, unbeaten Californian Hugo ... Read More »

Instant Replay Returns To MMA In NJ This Saturday LIVE on PPV

NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 29, 2014) – Cage Fury Fighting Championships (www.cffc.tv), the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion in history to adopt instant replay in New Jersey State seven years ago, will also be the first to bring it back to The Garden State, at its world championship quadruple-header event headlined by a welterweight (170 pounds) title showdown between ... Read More »

COMPLETE CARD ANNOUNCED FOR GOLDEN BOY LIVE! FIGHT CARD TOMORROW NIGHT FEATURING TOP EAST COAST PROSPECTS

PLYMOUTH, MASS. (October 29, 2014) – The greater Boston area is in for a Halloween Eve treat as Golden Boy Live!prepares to take Plymouth Memorial Hall by storm on Thursday, October 30 with the “Monster Brawl” brought to fight fans by Golden Boy Promotions and Murphys Boxing. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will feature three competitive bouts in the ... Read More »

Eddie Chambers would welcome the chance to test Anthony Joshua in 2015

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LONDON (29 OCT) Former world heavyweight title challenger ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers likes what he has seen of fast-rising prospect Anthony Joshua, but fears his run of soft opposition may only serve to hurt him in the future. The 32-year-old Chambers, once of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now an honorary member of Team Fury in Bolton, speaks from experience. Back in March 2010 ... Read More »

Trout to face Grajeda on December 11 ESPN card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former Jr. Middleweight champion Austin Trout will take on Luis Grajeda on December 11 at the Pachanga Resort in Casino in Temecula, California. The show is a special tribute to the late Dan Goossen. “Pechanga Resort & Casino had always been one of Dan’s favorite places to put on a show,” said Goossen Promotions ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Sullivan Barrera

Big Bear Lake, CA:Guantanamo Bay, Cuba native Sullivan Barrera (13-0, 8 KOs) defected to the United States to become a world champion boxer and now, in his second straight training camp with world-renowned trainer Abel Sanchez (trainer to WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin), the undefeated light heavyweight feels he is getting closer to realizing that dream. On ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

Bernard Hopkins

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 28, 2014) – With just a little over a week until fight night, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins worked out in front of a packed media contingent that traveled from far and wide to see the 49-year-old ageless light heavyweight champion train for his Saturday, Nov. 8 light unification bout against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic ... Read More »

Zeuge to defend IBF International title on December 6 in Oldenburg

Tyron Zeuge (15-0, 9 KOs) will defend his IBF International title on December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. The 22 year-old super middleweight will face Croatian veteran Stjepan Bozic (29-8, 19 KOs) in a fight coach Karsten Roewer has described as the first real test of Zeuge’s pro career. “Bozic is a very experienced fighter,” said Roewer. ... Read More »

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN HITS ‘THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY’ TONIGHT

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Venice, CA (October 28, 2014) Boxing’s fastest rising star, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will be interviewed Tonight on the latest edition of HBO’s THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY. Airing at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, Golovkin will be interviewed by Lampley from Stuttgart, Germany. Golovkin, 31-0-0 with 28 KO’s, scored his 18th straight stoppage and 12th defense of his WBA/IBO middleweight world ... Read More »

PALHARES VS. FITCH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MMA MEGA-EVENT SET FOR DECEMBER 13

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28, 2014) — World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) announced today a highly-anticipated, welterweight (170 pounds) world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) main event showdown that Bleacher Report has dubbed a “must see’ fight, between dangerous, reigning champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (16-6) of Dores Do Indaia, Minas Gerais Brazil and fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and superstar Jon ... Read More »

Washington, D.C. City Council Honors Undefeated Welterweight, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, with “2014 Recognition Resolution”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2014) Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, who is fighting November 1 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, was formally recognized in a Washington, D.C. ceremony with a “2014 Recognition Resolution” by the Council of the District of Columbia. By unanimous vote, the Council of the District of Columbia congratulated Hernandez-Harrison on his many accomplishments as a professional boxer, his ... Read More »

DeLomba faces hard-hitting Abreu in co-feature; Tiberi-Charles on tap for undercard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 28th, 2014) — The undercard of CES Boxing’s season finale Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014 at Twin River Casino features two bouts with Fight of the Night potential threatening to steal the thunder from the world championship main event. With New York’s Chazz McDowell forced to withdraw from the event, Newark, Del., lightweight Joey Tiberi Jr. (12-2, 6 ... Read More »

VERDEJO MAKES PHILLY DEBUT AGAINST SPAIN’S OUAZGHARI DEC. 13 AT 2300 ARENA

Philadelphia, PA—Sensational lightweight Felix Verdejo, the latest in a long line of outstanding Puerto Rican boxers, makes his Philadelphia debut Saturday evening, Dec. 13, when he takes on Karim El Ouazghari, of Barcelona, Spain, in the scheduled eight-round main event at the 2300 Arena. The Verdejo-Ouazghari fight, along with an eight-round super middleweight contest featuring Jesse Hart, of Philadelphia, will ... Read More »