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Tony Thompson and Odlanier Solis weigh in for rematch in Turkey

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Boxing fans had to wait for a long time to finally see the rematch between US ring veteran Tony Thompson and former Cuban amateur standout Odlanier Solis. This Friday (Feb. 27th) Thompson and Solis will finally step into the ring in Antalya, Turkey. Both fighters not only arrived on the site but also went over the scale on Thursday afternoon. ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED PROSPECT JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ JR. TAKES ON NEW OPPONENT, JUAN LUIS HERNANDEZ IN MAIN EVENT PLUS FULL CARD ANNOUNCED FOR SOLD-OUT LA FIGHT CLUB PREMIERE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26) – Golden Boy Promotions today announced an updated card for LA FIGHT CLUBjam-packed with exciting bouts for the premiere of the sold-out FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes serieson Friday, March 6 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Headlining the night, undefeated super bantamweight prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. ... Read More »

JOHN MOLINA JR. & ABNER MARES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTE

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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2015) – John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. and Abner Mares held an open workout for Los Angeles media Wednesday before they lace up their gloves for the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC show taking place Saturday, March 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. These fights are part of the blockbuster ... Read More »

CHINA’S ZOU SHIMING IS READY FOR HIS WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE SHOT!

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (February 26, 2015) — Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, ZOU SHIMIING, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion is ready for his close-up. Just 23 months removed from his professional debut, Zou (6-0, 1 KO), of Guizhdou, China, the No. 1 world-rated contender and an icon in the People’s Republic ... Read More »

Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight and Heavyweight semifinals to be held on Friday, April 10 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, PA (February 26, 2015)–On Friday night, April 10th, a special night of boxing will commence from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, as the Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight & Heavyweight semifinals will take place on the same evening. The show is promoted by Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and will be broadcasted live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at ... Read More »

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FOR FIGHT NIGHT @ SPORTSMEN’S LODGE

All fighters for tonight’s FIGHT NIGHT @ SPORTSMEN’S LODGE, presented by Mitsubishi Super Stores: South Coast Mitsubishi, Huntington Beach Mitsubishi, Cerritos Mitsubishi, and Victorville Mitsubishi, have made weight during the Official Weigh-In held yesterday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center in Studio City, California. Here are the Official Weights: Ron Scolesdang 133.5 vs. Christopher Fajardo 134 Georgie Garcia 130.5 vs. ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE: Cano vs. Abreu this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the latest installment of the acclaimed Golden Boy Live! boxing series this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET, as Golden Boy Promotions invades Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Former world champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (28-4-1, 21 KOs) ... Read More »

IRON BOY 19: CHARLES MARTIN VS. RAPHAEL ZUMBANO LOVE NABO HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT TO STREAM LIVE AND FREE THIS SATURDAY

PHOENIX — February 26, 2015 — The stage is set for Iron Boy Promotions’ 18th professional boxing event in the Valley of the Sun. Iron Boy 19 is this Saturday, live at the storied Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, and streaming online live and free at www.ironboyboxing.com. The stacked card features 10 fights, and is headlined by a ten round heavyweight ... Read More »

“McMAYHEM IN MIDTOWN” CARD TAKING SHAPE OPPONENTS NAMED FOR PATRICK HYLAND AND WILL ROSINSKY INTRIGUING THIRD BOUT LIKELY TO BE ADDED SHORTLY SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH AT THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

New York, NY (2/26/15) – On Saturday, March 14, DiBella Entertainment, Ring of Fire Promotions and FDNY Bravest Boxing will present an exciting night of boxing, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. The card, entitled “McMayhem in Midtown”, will feature both professional and amateur bouts, and is headlined by former world title challenger Patrick “The ... Read More »

IN DEMAND FURY WANTS “EASY” KLITSCHKO FIGHT BEFORE SECURING DREAM UNIFICATION BOUT WITH AMERICAN SENSATION WILDER

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LONDON (26 Feb) – Heavyweight division world champion Wladimir Klitschko would be an “easy fight” according to brash-talking Tyson Fury. The Manchester heavyweight takes on the tough Christian Hammer this weekend at the O2 Arena in London, live and exclusive on BoxNation, and has claimed that a matchup with Klitschko would be a straightforward affair. 26-year-old Fury is the mandatory ... Read More »

Confident Avalos ready to bring Super Bantamweight title back to America this Saturday afternoon on AWE

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San Diego, CA – February 26, 2014- This Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO’s) in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE–A Wealth of Entertainment. The show ... Read More »

WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 17 ESPN FNF. FEB 27TH

10 ROUNDS Johnny Garcia v. Cletus Seldin 139.2 lb 139.4 lb 19-2-1 11KO’s 15-0 12KO’s 10 ROUNDS Jeremy Bryan Raymond Serrano 145 lb 145 lb 17-5 9KO 20-2 9KO 8 ROUNDS Osumanu Akaba Luis Franco 133.2 lb 132 lb 24-7 19KO 11-1-1 7KO’s 6 ROUNDS Jemall Tyson Alan Gotay 136.2 lb 136. lb 3-11-3 1KO 8-1 5KO’s 4 ROUNDS Rigoberto ... Read More »

IRA BERKOW TO RECEIVE A.J. LIEBLING AWARD FROM BWAA

Robert Downey Sr. is an actor and filmmaker, best known as the father of his Academy Award-nominated son and namesake, Robert Downey Jr. What is not as widely known is that the elder Downey is a former Golden Gloves boxer, and an insatiable reader of good sports stories and, especially, good stories about boxing. So when Downey asked longtime New ... Read More »

Bellator “Knocks Out” Original Digital Content Around “Bellator: The British Invasion”

As Bellator prepares for their first 2015 tentpole event with Friday’s “The British Invasion,” the Bellator digital team is using a strong original content plan with fighter profiles promote the powerful fight card. Bellator brought back the popular “#5Rounds” question and answer piece for Paul Daley and King Mo while producing “Foundations,” a series highlighting a signature moment for Liam ... Read More »

Hawn, Felix highlight main card of CES MMA XXVIII

LINCOLN, R.I. (Feb. 26th, 2015) — CES MMA returns to the national spotlight with its most dynamic show yet, a stacked card featuring veterans who’ve graced the sport’s biggest stage time and time again. With Rick Hawn, Greg Rebello, Mike Mucitelli and Kin Moy, among others, all scheduled to appear on the main card of “CES MMA XXVIII,” scheduled for ... Read More »

Leon “3rd Generation” Spinks III Headlines “Road to Redemption” on Friday, March 20th!

San Diego) – California boxing hall of fame promoter and the NABF female promoter of the year Bobby D. Presents led by its CEO Bobby DePhilippis has launched its opening salvo of the 2015 boxing season with “Road to Redemption” a seven-bout fight card headlined by the grandson of former heavyweight champion “Neon” Leon Spinks, lightweight Leon “3rd Generation” Spinks ... Read More »

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!!! FOR MATTHYSSE – PROVODNIKOV AT 10 AM ET

Philadelphia (Feb. 26) – Tickets will go on sale TODAY!! for the sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate between former world Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov. The fight will take place on Saturday, April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions will ... Read More »

LUCAS BROWNE MADE WBA MANDATORY

AUSTRALIAN powerhouse Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne has been made the mandatory challenger for Ruslan Chagaev’s WBA heavyweight title. Hatton Promotions has worked hard to get Browne the correct opportunities at the correct time since signing him in 2012 and the Sydney-native’s rise up the rankings has been little short of mesmeric. In the past 12 months, Browne has won a ... Read More »

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW FOR MATTHYSSE – PROVODNIKOV AT 10 AM ET

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Philadelphia (Feb. 25) – Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for the sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate between former world Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov. The fight will take place on Saturday, April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions will ... Read More »

Undefeated Junior Welterweight Seldin to Meet García on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

The February 27 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature undefeated up-and-coming junior welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) and veteran Johnny García (19-2-1, 11 KOs) the 10-round junior welterweight main event. Friday’s show from the Paramount Theater in Huntington, N.Y., will ... Read More »

QUOTES AND PHOTOS FROM WEDNESDAY’S “BELLATOR: BRITISH INVASION” MEDIA DAY AT BRISTOL’S BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

BRISTOL, Conn. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Bellator MMA kicked off fight week for “Bellator: The British Invasion” on Wednesday with a very special event at the Bristol Boys and Girls Club that catered to high school wrestlers and mixed martial artists from all over Connecticut. Prior to the official “Bellator: British Invasion” press conference, fans in attendance were treated to ... Read More »

INVICTA FC 11 PRELIMS TO BE AVAILABLE ON FREE LIVE STREAM THIS FRIDAY

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the UFC®’s digital subscription service, has announced that the prelims for this Friday’s highly anticipated Invicta FC 11 event will be made available to fans around the world for free. Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs Tweet takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and kicks-off a huge weekend for female mixed ... Read More »

AUSTRALIAN STANDOUT AND TITLE CHALLENGER WILL TOMLINSON LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORK-OUT QUOTES & PHOTOS

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – Australian standout and NABF and WBO international junior lightweight title challenger “Wild” Will Tomlinson hosted a Los Angeles media work-out at Westside Boxing Club on Tuesday, Feb. 24 before his championship bout against Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas in San Antonio, Texas on March 12. The title fight will also be televised live on HBO Latino® ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA CONTINUES GROWTH WITH NEW TERRITORIES

Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2015) — Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announces that Electus International has secured new deals for Bellator MMA™ with broadcasters in Australia (Network Ten), France (RTL9), Italy (Discovery), Spain (15 TV), Portugal (SIC) and Croatia (Fight Channel), exemplifying the widespread growth the emerging mixed martial arts (MMA) league ... Read More »

CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND SET FOR MAY 9 FROM MINUTE MAID PARK IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – The wait is over. Two of boxing’s toughest warriors, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and the Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will clash in a 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions will ... Read More »

Matthysse – Molina named Fight of the Year by the BWAA

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Lucas Matthysse’s April 26 knockout over John Molina was named The Fight of The Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. They will be honored on April 24 in New York along with previously announced Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford. • International Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach won his record seventh Eddie Futch trainer of the year ... Read More »