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Return of the Saint: Groves ready to make a statement on Saturday night

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George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) came face-to-face with Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) at today’s final press conference ahead of their WBC World title final eliminator, European Super Middleweight and WBC Silver Championship fight on September 20 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. ‘The Saint’ is ready to get his world title ambitions back on track starting with victory on Saturday ... Read More »

Team Andrade Waiting for phone to ring

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PROVIDENCE (September 18, 2014) – Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) and his team are patiently waiting to hear about his next fight. Negotiations are ongoing between Andrade’s co-promoters, Banner Promotions and Star Boxing, with Top Rank and HBO officials regarding a potential fight for a vacant WBO middleweight title fight ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT PROSPECT FRANK GALARZA HEADLINES EVENT AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO, IN JAMAICA, NY

New York, NY (9/18/14) – This Saturday, September 20, junior middleweight prospect “Notorious” Frank Galarza (14-0-2, 9 KO’s) is back in action, as he takes on the tough Jonathan Batista (14-3, 7 KO’s), in the main event of a stacked card at Resorts World Casino, in Jamaica, NY, presented by New Legend Boxing. The undercard will feature the ring returns ... Read More »

Club 1957 Management signs Jr. Lightweight Jason Sosa

Philadelphia (September 18, 2014) – Mark Cipparone’s Club 1957 Management is proud to announce the signing of Jr. Lightweight contender Jason Sosa to an exclusive Managerial contract. Sosa of Camden, New Jersey has a record of 12-1-3 with 8 knockouts and has won his last 8 fights with seven of them coming by way of knockout. Sosa is also undefeated ... Read More »

Pacquiao-Algieri PPV Undercard Packs Plenty of Int’l Intrigue

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MACAO (September 18, 2014) — World champions VASYL LOMACHENKO and JESSIE VARGAS and China’s most iconic athlete, undefeated Top-Five contender ZOU SHIMING, will be featured in exciting battles on the MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO vs. CHRIS ALGIERI World Welterweight Championship pay-per-view undercard. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN: HUNT vs NELSON *MEDIA QUOTES*

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the biggest, baddest men on the planet will finally throwdown this Saturday, as Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson collide atop of perhaps the most stacked UFC FIGHT PASS card thus far. Hunt vs Nelson leads the UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JAPAN card which also features the undefeated lightweight Myles Jury taking on the legendary “Fireball ... Read More »

Mchunu-Wilson Final Press Conference Quotes

Kathy Duva – Welcome everyone to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino. This is going to be our fourth show on broadcast NBC. We are very proud to bring boxing back to network television. This card is going to bring a lot of excitement to the Saturday afternoon line-up. We plan on making boxing fans out of casual fans with this ... Read More »

POPULAR TWO-TIME NEW YORK GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION EARL NEWMAN TO MAKE PRO DEBUT

New York, NY (9/18/14) – On Saturday, October 4th, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing will stage a thrilling SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition headlined by reigning undefeated IBF champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0-0-1NC, 12KO’s) defending his super featherweight title against former world title challenger and IBF #3-rated Fernando Saucedo (52-5-3, 8KO’s). The event will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Galahad vs. Dos Santos LIVE Boxing this Saturday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Saturday’s vacant IBF Youth super bantamweight championship clash between hometown hero Kid Galahad and former WBC Youth champion Adeilson dos Santos live from Ponds Forge, Sheffield, U.K., this Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. ET. Presented by Hennessy ... Read More »

Special Afternoon Edition of Fight Night Returns to NBC With Two NABF Title Fights Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m. ET

Mashantucket, CT: NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September 20th, at 3 p.m. ET. The fourth afternoon network boxing broadcast since the Fight Night series premiered in 2012, the show will feature a pair of spectacular bouts with four of the sport’s hottest prospects. In the main event, South ... Read More »

TONIGHTS STAR OF DAVID BOXING EVENT POSTPONED

Brooklyn, NY (September 18, 2014) — Due to an unforeseen development where the New York Building Department unexpectedly closed the Master Theater, tonight’s Star of David Boxing card is POSTPONED. We will be sending out information on the re-scheduled date as soon as it becomes available. Read More »

TICKET ALERT!! IMP Presents The Pride of Pittsburgh II, Friday November 14th

Pittsburgh, PA. (September 18, 2014) Boxing legend MIKE TYSON and Iron Mike Productions will make their triumphant return to Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, November 14th with “The Pride of Pittsburgh II” at CONSOL Energy Center featuring popular fan favorites SAMMY “The Who Can Mexican” VASQUEZ JR. and MONTY MEZA CLAY in separate title bouts. Pre-Sale Tickets for “The Pride of ... Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: Travis Scott Headlines WFC 30, Professional Boxing in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA — September 18, 2014 — World Fighting Championships returns to the Belle of Baton Rouge for another explosive night of professional boxing, featuring the best local talent that The Capital City has to offer. WFC 30 raises the stakes on October 17th, when Travis Scott (17-0, 4KO) will fight for the WFC Middleweight Championship Title. Scott, a ... Read More »

JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ VS. RAUL “BULE” HIDALGO TO REPLACE ANTONIO TARVER VS. JOHNATHON BANKS AS MAIN EVENT IN MONDAY, SEPT. 29 GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT DUE TO TARVER INJURY

Hidalgo, Texas (Sept. 18) – The recently announced junior featherweight bout between Southern California favorite Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz and Mexican warrior Raul “Bule” Hidalgo has been elevated from the co-main event to the main event for the Monday, Sept. 29 Golden Boy Live! fight night from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas due to an injury suffered by ... Read More »

Fight Club OC Show Has Title MMA Bout and HW Alex Flores Return

Only 24 years of age Flores and his manager Michael Love made a smart decision following his April loss to undefeated Charles Martin in a NABO title and decided to turn things around and secured the services of one of So Cal’s top boxing trainers in Riverside’s Henry Ramirez. Ramirez is the trainer of Chris Arreola and Josesito Lopez and ... Read More »

Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fight 15″ to Rock The Paramount New York,

Tomorrow, Friday September 19th, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is back at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Long Island’s very own Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (13-0 10KO’s) headlines the stacked card, as he puts his undefeated record on the line against the very tough Ramesis Gil (8-8-5 5KO’s) fighting out of Santo Domingo, DR. The Hebrew Hammer will be ... Read More »

Return of the Saint: Groves vs. Rebrasse – Full undercard announcement

On Saturday night, ‘Saint’ George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) returns following his Wembley Stadium blockbuster and is straight back on the World title trail with a European Championship challenge and WBC World title final eliminator against Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Alongside the ‘Return of the Saint’, fans can look forward to an action-packed undercard ... Read More »

Brook inspiration leaves Galahad hungry for world titles

London (18 Sept) European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Kid Galahad admits that seeing close friend and stable-mate Kell Brook win the IBF world welterweight title last month in America has made him even more motivated to bring a world title of his own back to the Wincobank gym in Sheffield. This Saturday night (September 20) at the Ponds Forge Arena, ... Read More »

CHASING YOUR DREAMS IN LAS VEGAS

Floyd Mayweather claimed his 47th win against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night. “Mayhem” was a massive event just like all Floyd Mayweather’s fights have become. It’s not just a fight but an event, and a global event at that. Stars from the world of sports, film, music and fashion fly into Las Vegas ... Read More »

Weights from Manchester, NH for Fight To Educate

Main Event – Junior Middleweights (8) Chris Gilbert (11-1, 9 KOs), Windsor, VT 147 lbs. Steven Matthews (4-0, 2 KOs), Greensboro, NC 158 lbs. Co-Feature – Super Middleweights (6) Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca (10-0, 7 KOs), Whitman, MA 163 lbs. Gundrick “Sho-Gun” King (18-12, 11 KOs), Tuscaloosa, AL 165 lbs. Super Middleweights (6) Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour (9-0, ... Read More »

JAVIER PRIETO AND IVAN CANO MEET AGAIN ON SEPT. 27

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 17) – After battling it out for 12 rounds that were too close to call on May 17, Mexican lightweight stars Javier “Implecable” Prieto and Ivan “Macanon” Cano will meet once again for the WBC Silver Lightweight Title on Saturday, Sept. 27, and this time, the fighters competing at the Hotel Gran Riviera Princess in Playa Del ... Read More »

Weights from Brooklyn

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Brooklyn, NY (September 17, 2014) — Weights for Thursday Night’s card promoted by Star of David Promotions at the Master Theater in Brooklyn. Amanda Serrano 125.6 – Jackie Trivilino 125 Junior Wright 197 – Kamarah Pasley 198.2 Dimash Niyazov 136.8 – Jamell Tyson 137 Gary Beriguette 142.8 – Rapahel Luna 141.8 Peter Reyes 163 – Maurice Amaro 161 Peter Dobson ... Read More »

Injury to Hernandez-Harrison Causes Postponement of September 27 “Hometown Takeover” Championship Boxing Event

Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2014) – All In Entertainment, Promoter for undefeated welterweight prospect, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, announced that the September 27 Hometown Takeover Championship Boxing Event scheduled to take place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. will be postponed following an ankle injury sustained by Hernandez-Harrison. Jeff Fried of All In Entertainment expressed that the “top priority is always ... Read More »

JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ RETURNS IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY LIVE! ON SEPT. 29 AGAINST RAUL HIDALGO AT THE STATE FARM ARENA IN HIDALGO, TEXAS

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 17) – One of the most exciting rising stars in boxing today, 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr., will return to the ring on Monday, Sept. 29, to face Mexico’s Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (21-11, 16 KOs) in a 10-round co-main event featherweight bout on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! at the ... Read More »

Oklahoma’s Own Grady Brewer Faces Said Ouali in an Intriguing Battle Between Solid Veterans on ‘Rumble on the River’ Undercard, Saturday, September 27 in Oklahoma City

27-year-old Said Ouali (17-2, 9 KOs) ,of Moracco, continues his climb up the Welterweight division.

The undercard has been announced for Epic Sports and Entertainment’s blockbuster show entitled “Rumble on the River” being held Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City. Former winner of “The Contender” and well-known Okalahoma-based junior middleweight spoiler Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (31-19, 16 KOs) of Lawton, Oklahoma, will take on fellow proven veteran “Prince” Said ... Read More »

Return of the Saint: Rebrasse media workout – quotes

Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) has arrived in London ready to defend his European Super Middleweight crown in a WBC World title final eliminator against George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs). Today at a media workout at Stonebridge Boxing Club the Frenchman shared his thoughts ahead of Saturday night’s fight at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Said Rebrasse: ‘’I’m very happy to ... Read More »

Barrera-Watkins Match-up Highlights Undercard Sept. 20 at Foxwoods

Mashantucket, CT:Before NBC Fight Night broadcasts live from Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday afternoon, the live audience will be treated to a tour de force undercard that features five undefeated fighters, five local fighters, one Cuban fighter, one rematch and one professional debut in 30 rounds of non-stop action. The special afternoon edition of Fight Night features two regional championship ... Read More »

‘EL MATADOR’ AIMING TO DO A NUMBER ON STUART HALL

Monaco/Johannesburg, September 17 – Unbeaten bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero steps out of the shadows next month when he fights former champion Stuart Hall for the IBF championship on the Golden Gloves “Title Tornado” tournament in Monte Carlo on October 25. Just 23, the American (21-0, 13 KOs) has already stepped into dangerous territory, having stunned Kohei Oba in an ... Read More »