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‘Pittsburgh Power’ FACT SHEET

WHAT: “Pittsburgh Power” professional boxing WHEN: Friday, April 18, 2014 WHERE: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA WHO: Vacant WBC Interim FECARBOX Lightweight Championship (10) Alexei Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), Miami, Florida by way of Cuba vs. Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs) Vacant WBC Junior Welterweight Championship (8) Felix Diaz (14-0, 8 KOs), Oxnard, California by way of Dominican Republic vs. ... Read More »

Marcos Maidana Media Workout & Quotes from Oxnard, California

Marcos Maidana

OXNARD, Calif. (April 15, 2014) – Approximately 200 fans and media that included several television camera crews, newspaper and online reporters, photographers and video bloggers turned out to watch WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana during his media day on Tuesday, April 15 at The Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard. The Argentine Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) is ... Read More »

‘IT’S TIME TO MAKE MORE HISTORY!’ ROARS 49-YEAR-OLD HOPKINS AS HE GEARS UP FOR WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION WITH SHUMENOV LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (April 16) – Boxing’s oldest ever world champion Bernard Hopkins believes he will once again make history as he looks to unify the light-heavyweight division this weekend. Hopkins has already made a profound statement in the world of boxing, reigning as one of the world’s top middleweights for over a decade, before moving up the weight classes to finally ... Read More »

MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER DANIEL JACOBS TO SERVE AS SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® GUEST ANALYST FOR THIS SATURDAY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLEHEADER

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) – Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs is trading in his gloves for a microphone, at least for one night. The inspirational cancer survivor will serve as guest analyst for this Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. Jacobs will step ... Read More »

Soukhamthath seeks redemption next Friday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 16th, 2014) — Good or bad, Andre Soukhamthath doesn’t care what you think. You won’t find him online much these days reading what other people have to say about who he fights, how he fights, or what they think about his latest opponent. “It’s not important,” he said. “I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. I ... Read More »

Froch – Groves II now configured for 80,000 fans

Carl Froch

The rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves could be fought in front of 80,000 spectators as the fight at Wembley Stadium had more seats made available according to Dan Rafael of espn.com The fihght sold out of the 1st 60,000 available seats in one hour. “It’s fantastic that we have managed to ensure even more fans will be in ... Read More »

Mikey Garcia suing Top Rank to get out of contract

Mikey Garcia

According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, WBO Jr. Lightweight champion Mikey Garcia is suing his promoter Top Rank to get out of his promotional contract. Junior lightweight titleholder Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia, declaring that his promotional agreement with Top Rank is illegal and also expired, sued the company in California State Court in Riverside County on April 8. The suit, ... Read More »

UFC® HEADS TO ALBUQUERQUE SATURDAY, JUNE 7 AT TINGLEY COLISEUM

Las Vegas –The Ultimate Fighting Championship® will make its highly anticipated debut in Albuquerque on Saturday, June 7 at Tingley Coliseum. In the five-round main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on the surging Rustam Khabilov, a winner of six straight. Owning wins over some of the sport’s top names such as Josh Thomson, Gilbert Melendez and ... Read More »

Official Statement: Amir Khan signs with Al Haymon

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Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan is pleased to announce that he has signed a deal to work with influential boxing advisor Al Haymon. Haymon currently works with a number of leading boxers including Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia and others. Speaking on the agreement, Amir Khan said: “I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon ... Read More »

DON’T BLINK! BOXNATION TO SHOW BOXING’S BIGGEST BANGERS AS KEITH THURMAN, LUCAS MATTHYSSE AND OMAR FIGUEROA LINE UP ON MEGA APRIL 26 BILL

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LONDON (April 15) – BoxNation are delighted to announce another mega bill to its fantastic schedule with the addition of the stacked April 26th Golden Boy Promotions show featuring boxing’s biggest punchers in Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa. The card taking place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California is guaranteed to have fight fans on the edge ... Read More »

HEAVYWEIGHTS DAWEJKO, RIDEOUT COLLIDE ON MAY 16 FIGHT CARD AS 2300 ARENA IN SOUTH PHILLY

Philadelphia, PA—Heavyweights Joey Dawejko and Mark Rideout meet over eight rounds—or less—in an all-Philadelphia match on Friday evening, May 16, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.clip_image010 Topping the seven-bout card is an eight-round between undefeated junior welterweight prospects Naim Nelson, of Philadelphia, and Jerome Rodriguez, of Trenton, NJ. The seven-bout card program marks the first pro fight card at ... Read More »

Tyson wins Barthelemy – Mendez 2 Purse bid

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Iron Mike Tyson Promotions won the purse bid to stage the rematch with Rannces Barthelemy and Argenis Mendez for the IBF Jr. Lightweight championship. Mike Tyson’s promotional company Iron Mike Promotions, which represents Mendez, won the auction with an offer of $260,000. Warriors Boxing, Barthelemy’s promoter, was the only other bidder, offering $251,000. As ... Read More »

Cohen Congratulates Usmanee for Gutty Performance Against Beltran

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions wishes to congratulate his fighter, Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee (20-2-1, 10 KOs) who stepped up in weight on short notice to face WBO #1 ranked Raymundo Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) for the WBO NABO Lightweight title last Saturday night, April 12. Fighting in the co-main event of the HBO Pay-Per-View card featuring ... Read More »

Quigg to defend WBA Super Bantamweight title on April 19th against Tshifhiwa Munyai LIVE ON AWE

SAN DIEGO (APRIL 14, 2014)–This Saturday afternoon, Tshifiwa Munyai will step in for Nehomar Cermeno to challenge Scott Quigg for Quigg’s WBA Super Bantamweight title that will be broadcast live on AWE beginning at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific. Boxing fans across the United States can enjoy this world championship bout live via the PlayStation®3 system via the Sony ... Read More »

NABA SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION LOGAN MCGUINNESS PUT HIS TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST MIKE OLIVER ON THURSDAY, JUNE 5 LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN BOSTON

BOSTON (April 14, 2014) – After an exciting night of fights in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day, Golden Boy Promotions will return to this boxing rich town to team up with Murphy’s Boxing U.S.A and Back East Promotions on Thursday, June 5 with a stacked card at the House of Blues featuring a title defense and a stellar lineup of ... Read More »

‘Pittsburgh Power’ Undercard Announced for Friday, April 18

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2014) – Sensational 18-year-old welterweight prospect Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (4-0, 4 KOs) and 2004 Olympic silver medalist Yudel Jhonson (14-1, 9 KOs) will provide chief support this Friday evening, April 18, in separate bouts on “Pittsburgh Power,” presented by Iron Mike Productions (IMP), at Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa. Hall of Fame boxer ... Read More »

The Master’ Masternak dominates in Denmark

Mateusz Masternak (32-1, 23 KOs) put on a dominant display in Esbjerg, Denmark on Saturday night to earn a unanimous decision victory over Stjepan Vugdelija (8-3, 7 KOs). ‘The Master’ took control from the first bell and stayed on top throughout the eight-round contest. Vugdelijia absorbed a lot of punishment without reply but was able to last the distance. The ... Read More »

Alvarez to fight Lara on July 12 on PPV

Canelo Alvarez

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Canelo ALvarez will take on Erislandy Lara in a Pay Per View bout on Juky 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I’ve been working hard to get this done,” said Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer. “We were able to finalize everything and both fighters were fine with the terms and so now ... Read More »

Quigg to defend WBA Super Bantamweight title on April 19th against Tshifhiwa Munyai

SAN DIEGO (APRIL 14, 2014)–This Saturday afternoon, Tshifiwa Munyai will step in for Nehomar Cermeno to challenge Scott Quigg for Quigg’s WBA Super Bantamweight title that will be broadcast live on AWE beginning at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific. Boxing fans across the United States can enjoy this world championship bout live via the PlayStation®3 system via the Sony ... Read More »

WORLD CHAMPION RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV OF RUSSIA AND CHRIS ALGIERI OF LONG ISLAND TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN

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Philadelphia (April 14, 2014)–Barclays Center and Banner Promotions will host a press conference to announce the WBO jr. welterweight title fight between champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov of Beryozovo, Russia and Chris Algieri of Huntington, Long Island on Wednesday, April 16 at noon in the GEICO Atrium in Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight will take place Saturday night, ... Read More »

Golden Boy LIVE: Rios vs. Cancio Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Fight Network

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents Golden Boy Live! from the “Windy City” as Chicago will be the site of one of spring’s most intriguing showdowns from UIC Pavilion with unbeaten Ronny Rios and fellow prospect Andrew “Chango” Cancio clashing in a 10-round junior lightweight bout. Fight Network’s ... Read More »

Sampson Boxing Signs KO Artist Jonathan Guzman to Promotional Agreement

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing proudly announces the signing of undefeated super bantamweight KO artist Jonathan “Salomon King” Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs) to a promotional contract. 24-year-old Guzman is an aggressive power-puncher with long arms and fast, accurate hands. In his just over two-year professional career, Guzman has already won the WBA Fedelatin bantamweight andWBC FECARBOX super bantamweight titles. He ... Read More »

Skoglund retains European (EU) Light Heavyweight Title, Yigit defeats Bruun

Erik Skoglund successfully defended his European (EU) Light Heavyweight Title with a ninth-round stoppage of Danilo D’Agata at the Nordic Fight Night in Esbjerg, Denmark. The 22 year-old outclassed his awkward opponent to remain undefeated and secure his twentieth professional victory. ‘’It was a good fight,’’ said Skoglund. ‘’D’Agata was a tricky opponent. He had a good jab and was ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS THE REPLAY TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO 2 SATURDAY, APRIL 19 ON HBO

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It’s a special edition of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® when HBO Sports presents TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO 2, the replay of their high stakes world welterweight title fight, SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live coverage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, calls all ... Read More »

Manuel Charr outworks Kevin Johnson over ten

WBC #6 rated heavyweight contender Manuel Charr scored a ten round unanimous decision win over former world title challenger Kevin Johnson on Saturday night in front of 5,000 fans at Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany. Both guys had their moments in a good action fight. Charr was the more aggressive fighter who kept on coming forward while Johnson landed a ... Read More »

World Series of Boxing Results Cuba Domadores Defeat USA Knockouts Advances to WSB Semifinals vs. Russia

SALEM, N.H. (April 12, 2014) — Cuba Domadores defeated USA Knockouts, 3-2, in tonight’s World Series of Boxing (WSB) quarterfinals to advance in the WSB playoffs. Cuba had defeated USA in last week’s opening quarterfinals action in Havana, 5-0, and won the WSB quarterfinals by an 8-2 aggregate playoff score. Cuba advances to the WSB semifinals to face Russian Boxing ... Read More »

MERCITO GESTA GETS BACK IN WIN COLUMN WITH 8TH ROUND TKO

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DEL MAR, CA (April 12, 2014) – Last night at the “Ringside at Del Mar” show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (27-1, 15 KOs) defeated Mexico’s Edgar “Basuras” Riovalle (37-18-2, 26 KOs) by way of an 8-round TKO. The event, which sold over 1200 tickets, was brought to you by Paco Presents in association with A&T ... Read More »

Price scores third-round knockout in Denmark

David Price survived an early scare to claim a third-round knockout victory over Ondrej Pala in Esbjerg, Denmark. Price was the victim of a flash knock down in the first-round when he was caught off balance by a big looping left behind the ear. The British heavyweight was straight back on his feet and able to compose himself in the ... Read More »

McCreedy hopes for Hollywood finish

LAS VEGAS (April 12th, 2014) – With the city of Lowell on his back and millions watching on Pay Per View, Joey McCreedy will do his best to channel his inner Micky Ward on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Lowell, Mass., light heavyweight will face reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion Sean Monaghan (20-0, ... Read More »