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Gonzalez stops Herrera in 3

Gilberto Gonzalez scored a 4th round stoppage over late replacement Hevinson Herrera in three wild rounds of their scheduled 10-round Super Lightweight bout at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. In round two, Herrera hurt Gonzalez when he landed a barrage of punches on the ropes. Gonzalez came back later in the round to pummel Herrera with thudding shot after ... Read More »

CALLING ALL BOXING FANS! SPECIAL FREE FAN FIESTA CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF HERRERA VS. LUNDY AT THE LA SPORTS ARENA

LOS ANGELES (July 2) – Golden Boy Promotions! is excited to announce a special Fan Fiesta at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Saturday, July 11 that will kick off an electrifying night of boxing before Mauricio Herrera vs. Hank Lundy. The daytime public celebration invites fans to come out and partake in pre-event festivities featuring meet-and greets with ... Read More »

Jolene Mizzone Named NABF Matchmaker of the Year

an Francisco, CA: At their annual convention this weekend, the NABF will officially name Main Events’ matchmaker Jolene Mizzone their Matchmaker of the Year, along with Brad Goodman of Top Rank. Mizzone has been a staple at Main Events for close to two decades. She began as the company’s receptionist and steadily worked her way up to Vice President of ... Read More »

WBA Lightweight Champion Darleys Perez Attended “New Blood” Over the Weekend

ORANGE, Calif. (July 2, 2015) – WBA Lightweight Champion Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) took a break from his Los Angeles-based training camp to attend last Friday’s Thompson Boxing card at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Perez defends his WBA world lightweight championship when he meets Anthony Crolla (29-4-2, 11 KOs) in Crolla’s hometown of Manchester, England, on Saturday, ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents M-1 Challenge 59, RFA 27 LIVE this Friday, July 3

TORONTO (July 2, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a pair of explosive mixed martial arts events this Friday, July 3, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET with M-1 Challenge 59: Battle of Nomads 5 from Astana, Kazakhstan. Later, at 10 p.m. ET, Resurrection Fighting Alliance returns to primetime ... Read More »

THE CHASE FOR THE BELLATOR MMA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HEATS UP WITH THE SIGNING OF TITAN FC CHAMPION CHASE GORMLEY

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 2, 2015) – Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the signing of heavyweight, Chase Gormley (12-4, 1 NC), to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. Gormley’s debut date and opponent will be announced in the near future. The Los Angeles native joins a vast list of recent signings for the Scott Coker-led promotion, names that include: Josh Koscheck, ... Read More »

GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Jr. Lightweight O’Shanique Foster

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Nutley, NJ (July 2, 2015)–Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Jr. Lightweight O’Shanique Foster to an exclusive promotional contract. Foster is from Beaumont, Texas and trains out of Houston. He has a record of 6-0 with three knockouts. He was a former amateur star where he was a two-time national Jr. Golden Gloves champion, ... Read More »

16 year-old German talent Bauer ready for ring return on July 18

Germany’s youngest professional boxer, Leon Bauer (1-0, 1 KO) returns to the ring on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle on the undercard of Arthur Abraham’s WBO World title defence against Robert Stieglitz. Having got his professional career off to a flying start with the first-round destruction of Kristof Mate, the 16 year-old super middleweight can expect ... Read More »

Louis Norman issues come-and-fight-me plea to Kevin Satchell and the flyweight division

LONDON (2 JULY) English flyweight champion Louis Norman is on the lookout for opponents willing to face him in 2015 and is gunning for a date with current British, Commonwealth and European titleholder Kevin Satchell. The 21-year-old Norman boxes next on July 25 in Derby – likely over the six-round distance – but is already eyeing up championship showdowns later ... Read More »

Top Rank sues Haymon

Top Rank has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Al Haymon for among other things breaching the Muhammad Ali act, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “With the financial backing, complicity, and material assistance of Waddell & Reed and other financiers, Haymon is rigging the boxing industry so they can act as manager, promoter, sponsor, and ticket broker for nearly ... Read More »

WSOF 22 Adds Lightweight Bout To Live NBCSN Telecast

LAS VEGAS (July 1, 2015) – World Series of Fighting’s (WSOF.com) blockbuster event on Saturday, Aug. 1 will now feature five contests on the night’s live NBCSN telecast, with the addition of a lightweight (155 pounds) matchup between four-time promotional veteran Jimmy Spicuzza (6-2) and submission ace Islam Mamedov (11-1). The lightweight contest joins the night’s main event showdown between ... Read More »

UFC® SUPERSTARS, UFC HALL OF FAMERS AND LEGENDS CONFIRMED FOR UFC FAN EXPO® DURING 4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™

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Las Vegas – UFC® is proud to announce its largest-ever roster of UFC superstars, UFC Hall of Famers and legends for UFC Fan Expo®, taking place Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian/Palazzo, as part of its 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. As the centerpiece of the largest celebration ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS A SUMMER FESTIVAL OF ACCLAIMED BOXING PROGRAMMING, FEATURING A DIFFERENT FILM EVERY TUESDAY FROM JULY 7 TO AUG. 4 ON HBO2

Recognized as sports television’s best storyteller and the leading TV platform for boxing in the U.S., HBO Sports presents four of its acclaimed boxing documentaries and an Emmy®-nominated HBO Films drama on consecutive Tuesday evenings this summer on HBO2. Featuring HBO Sports’ trademark blend of unseen archival footage, home movies, revealing interviews and unique storytelling, the festival launches July 7 ... Read More »

PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, DANIEL JACOBS, HEATHER HARDY & TRAVIS PETERKIN CELEBRATE NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVOR DAY AT BLUE MARBLE ICE CREAM IN BROOKLYN WITH ICE CREAM FLAVORS NAMED AFTER THEM

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BROOKLYN (July 1, 2015) – To celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day, fighters competing on the August 1 Premier Boxing Champions card at Barclays Center visited Blue Marble Ice Cream in Brooklyn today where they sampled and served ice cream named after themselves. Below were the fighters in attendance along with their ice cream flavor: Paulie “The Magic Man” ... Read More »

STATEMENT FROM GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON TOP RANK’S LAWSUIT AGAINST AL HAYMON

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LOS ANGELES, (July 1, 2015) – Golden Boy Promotions Founder and Chairman Oscar De La Hoya released the following statement today in the wake of Top Rank Boxing’s lawsuit against Al Haymon and his affiliated entities. “I applaud Bob Arum and Top Rank Boxing for stepping up on behalf of fighters not only in their own stable, but all across ... Read More »

Plethora of Northeastern Talent Completes “Bellator: Lima vs. Koreshkov” Undercard

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 1, 2015) – Four preliminary bouts featuring prime east coast fighters have been added to complete the full card of “Bellator: Lima vs. Koreshkov,” which takes place July 17 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The additional bouts include a featherweight faceoff between Waylon Lowe (15-6, 1 NC) and Ryan Quinn (10-5,1 NC), Billy ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Sullivan Barrera

Big Bear Lake, CA: On July 25, 2015 undefeated Cuban light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (15-0, 10 KOs) will face his biggest challenge to date in the ring since his professional debut in 2009, Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (17-1, 9 KOs), but for the 33 year-old from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the hardest time in his life is most definitely in his ... Read More »

HEAVYWEIGHT ATTRACTION ADDED TO AUGUST 8 HYANNIS BOXING EVENT

Hyannis, Massachusetts [July 1, 2015] – An eight-round heavyweight attraction has been added to the August 8th boxing event at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) in Hyannis, MA as Pembroke native Vinnie Carita (9-1-1, 9 KO’s) will take on Mexico’s Francisco Mireles (17-9, 5 KO’s). This fight marks an interesting contrast in styles and size. Carita has fought ... Read More »

Sparks will fly July 17th as Biosse faces Chatman

LINCOLN, R.I. (June 30th, 2015) — The snow is gone, our long, cold winter has ended, and summertime is finally here, which means CES Boxing is once again bringing the heat with an action-packed show guaranteed to push temperatures past their boiling point in the northeast. Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (15-6-2, 7 KOs), known in his hometown as “Mr. Providence,” ... Read More »

Abraham confident of victory: ”Stieglitz has no killer blow!

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With only 17 days to go before Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) locks horns with Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) in their fourth WBO World Super Middleweight title contest, the champion and his coach Ulli Wegner, yesterday, opened the doors to their training camp at the Olympic Centre in Kienbaum, Germany. Talking to the media in attendance, Wegner revealed his ... Read More »

SIX BOXERS RISK THEIR UNDEFEATED RECORDS IN SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION QUADRUPLEHEADER FRIDAY, JULY 17, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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NEW YORK (June 30, 2015) – The popular and respected prospect-oriented developmental boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation will celebrate its 14th anniversary on Friday, July 17, with a quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) featuring eight promising boxers with a combined record of 125-4-4 with 1 No Contest and 75 knockouts. Six of ... Read More »

Shabranskyy gets scare; comes back to stop Parker

PHILADELPHIA–Vyacheslav Shabranskyy was dropped twice in the first round but came back to stop Paul Parker in round three of a scheduled 10-round Light Heavyweight bout at the 2300 Arena. Parker struck in round one when he landed a hard left that buckled and eventually dropped Shabranskyy early in the first round. Shabranskyy was clearly hurt and was wobbling around ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE: Shabranskyy vs. Parker TONIGHT, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents Golden Boy Promotions’ return to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, as Golden Boy Live! features undefeated star Vyachslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy of Los Angeles returning to the ring after a stellar performance on March 12, going up against undefeated Paul Parker of ... Read More »

UFC® AND REEBOK ELEVATE SPORT OF MMA WITH FIRST-EVER UFC FIGHT KIT

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June 30, 2015 (New York City, NY): UFC® and Reebok today unveiled the first-ever UFC Fight Kit. Built for high-performance athleticism, the UFC Fight Kit will be worn by every athlete that steps into the Octagon® and symbolizes UFC’s continuing evolution in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) with a line of apparel developed with fighters, for fighters by ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi

Nadjib Mohammedi

Big Bear Lake, CA: On July 25, 2015, Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) the current IBF #1 contender, will face WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. For the biggest fight of his career, Mohammedi will have world-renowned ... Read More »