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JI XIAN DEFEATS SONG YA DONG BY UNANIMOUS DECISION PLUS: ADRIAN PANG EMERGES VICTORIOUS OVER VINCENT LATOEL ALSO: LI KAI WEN WINS BEIJING FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT AND LI WEI BIN WINS BEIJING FLYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

19 December 2014 – Beijing, China: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), kicked off ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS with an amazing show at the Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing, China. In partnership with IMC Live, ONE FC treated fans to a night of world-class mixed martial ... Read More »

ROAD TO ALVARADO-RIOS 3 PREMIERES SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 ON HBO®

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Dec. 19, 2014 – HBO Boxing presents “Road to Alvarado-Rios 3,” a compelling special spotlighting the upcoming final chapter of a trilogy that appears primed to go into the history books as one of the most heated rivalries of the current era. Welterweights Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios, widely known for their unrelenting desire to fight until the final bell, ... Read More »

BOXNATION ENDS 2014 WITH A BANG WITH KNOCKOUT ARTIST STEVENSON THIS FRIDAY BEFORE AN EXPLOSIVE NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

LONDON (Dec 19) – BoxNation will end 2014 with a bang this Friday night with knockout artist Adonis Stevenson’s battle with Dmitry Sukhotsky, before ushering in a blitzing start to the New Year. ‘The Channel of Champions’ is set to pick up where they left off with some mammoth fights in 2015 starting with the heavyweight world title fight between ... Read More »

Nick Blackwell: “All I want for Christmas is a fight against Eubank Jr.”

LONDON (19 DEC) Avoided middleweight contender Nick Blackwell has promised to skip turkey and Christmas dinner altogether this year if a fight against Chris Eubank Jr can be made for 2015. The Trowbridge man is currently mandatory challenger for Billy Joe Saunders’ British title, but expects the champion to vacate the belt in the coming weeks. This, he believes, will ... Read More »

Klitschko to defend title April 25 in Brooklyn

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, world Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles on April 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “The fight will be at the Barclays Center and we are very, very pleased,” Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, told ESPN.com on Wednesday night. “The contract is not signed yet but we have a handshake deal and we ... Read More »

BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER AND DON KING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS

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(Dec. 18, 2014) — With one of the most potentially explosive, must-see heavyweight matchups in recent history less than a month away, hard-hitting WBC World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder participated in a media teleconference call Thursday to discuss their eagerly anticipated heavyweight world title fight on Saturday, Jan. 17 live ... Read More »

“JO JO” DAN RETURNS IN REMATCH AGAINST KEVIN BIZIER

New York, NY/Quebec City, Canada (12/18/14) – DiBella Entertainment’s (DBE) world-rated welterweight contender Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion, 33-2 (18 KOs), IBF No. 2, will end 2014 participating in the most crucial bout of his career when he faces off against Canadian rival Kevin Bizier, 23-1 (16 KOs), IBF No. 5, in a highly anticipated rematch tomorrow night, at the ... Read More »

Rejuvenated Antonio Tarver Calls out David Haye

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TAMPA (Dec. 18, 2014) – All five-time world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015. Tarver had been sending direct tweets for the past six months to Haye, who hasn’t fought in more than two ... Read More »

ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Adonis Stevenson

WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 Rounds Adonis Stevenson – 174 ½ Pounds Dmitry Sukhotskiy – 173 ½ Pounds IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR (No. 1 Spot) – 12 Rounds Jo Jo Dan – 146 ¾ Pounds Kevin Bizier – 146 ¾ Pounds IBF SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT ELIMINATOR (No. 2 Spot) – 12 Rounds Andre Dirrell – 167 ¾ Pounds Derek ... Read More »

SELDIN-JARGAL REMATCH for WBC INTL TITLE HEADLINES ROCKIN FIGHTS 16

oe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents the 16th installment of “The Rockin Fights” series from The Paramount in Huntington, NY, this Saturday, December 20th. The fights will be shown on a delayed basis over the MGS Network to be aired on January 11th at 9:00pm. Headlining the card will be a grudge rematch between undefeated power punching Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE FC 24: Dynasty of Champions LIVE this Friday, Dec. 19 at 5 a.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the final ONE Fighting Championship event of 2014, as ONE FC 24: Dynasty of Champions marks the organization’s debut in Beijing, China, headlined by a clash of top Chinese bantamweights with former Pan Pacific champion Ji Xian facing the undefeated Song Ya ... Read More »

ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

18 December 2014 – Beijing, China: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today that all mixed martial artists competing tomorrow have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS which takes place tomorrow evening, 19 December, at the Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing. Anvar Alizhanov has replaced Willy Ni in the lightweight bout against ... Read More »

GARY RUSSELL JR. TO FACE CHRISTOPHER MARTIN IN NEW CO-FEATURE THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 20, ON SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME®

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NEW YORK (Dec. 17, 2014) – A 10-round featherweight fight between 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title contender Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and former California State Champion Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, Calif., has been elevated to co-feature of this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME live telecast (10 p.m. ... Read More »

ANTHONY PETERSON VS. YAKUBU AMIDU CALLED OFF BY PETERSON CAMP

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SHELTON, WASHINGTON — December 17, 2014 — Yakubu Amidu (21-5-2, 19KO) was fight-ready for this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING bout versus Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22KO). He completed a brief but rigorous training camp, and completed the required medical exams. SHOWTIME BOXING announced the fight in a Decmeber 4th press release, and on their telecast this past weekend. It came as a ... Read More »

The Fight Game with Jim Lampley: New edition debuts Tuesday, Dec. 23

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns for its latest edition TUESDAY, DEC. 23 (11:00-11:30 pm. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy® winner, who has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are ... Read More »

Tyson Fury to fight Feb 28

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WBO number-one ranked Heavyweight Tyson Fury will be back in action on February according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “It’s great to have my first fight of the year up and announced so now I can go away, have a break over Christmas and then get back in the gym with a goal to aim for,” Fury said. “When I ... Read More »

Montreal Bell Centre to Host Kovalev vs. Pascal

Sergey Kovalev

Boucherville, Wednesday December 17th 2014 – Main-Events and InterBox announced that the Montréal Bell Centre will host the March 14th 2015 boxing Gala that will feature the reigning unified WBO, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) vs. former WBC, IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs). Tickets to ... Read More »

GOLOVKIN – MURRAY TICKET INFORMATION, FEBRUARY 21 IN MONTE-CARLO

Gennady Golovkin

Monte-Carlo (December 17, 2014) Advance ticket information has been released for the highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship between WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and WBC #1 ranked, two-time world title challenger MARTIN MURRAY set for Saturday, February 21st at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo. Advance tickets starting at 200€ can be purchased by calling ... Read More »

Tickets for WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster on Sale Friday

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 17, 2014) — After circling around one another for the last several years, two of the world’s most decorated welterweight (170 pounds) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstars and submission experts – Jake Shields (30-7-1, 1 NC) of San Francisco, Calif. and Brian Foster (22-6) of Sallisaw, Okla. – will finally square off in a high-stakes World Series ... Read More »

GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez

Nutley, NJ(December 17, 2014)– GH3 Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez to an exclusive promotional contract. Lopez of San Antonio, Texas has a record of 9-0 with four knockouts was a 6-time national amateur champion who traveled and fought for Team USA. He turned professional on February 4, 2012 with a 1st round ... Read More »

KHAN CONDEMNS PESHAWAR ATTACKS

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Boxer Amir Khan has expressed his condemnation and sadness following the recent attacks in Peshawar which claimed the lives of 148 people, including 132 children. The deplorable attacks have been strongly condemned throughout the world and Khan, who comes from a British-Pakistani background, is the latest voice to express his sadness. Amir Khan, said: “What has taken place in Peshawar ... Read More »

OLEKSANDR USYK LOOKS AHEAD TO HUGE 2015 AFTER KNOCKOUT OF VENTER

Kiev, Ukraine (December 16, 2014) With a resounding ninth round knockout victory on Saturday night in Kiev, Ukraine, fast rising cruiserweight prospect OLEKSANDR USYK capped off a brilliant year improving his perfect record to 6-0 with six stoppages. Fighting in front of a massive crowd at the Sport Palace which included former Heavyweight World Champion and promoter VITALI KLITSCHKO, the ... Read More »

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN OPENS TRAINING CAMP FOR WORLD TITLE DEFENSE

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Big Bear Lake, CA (December 16, 2014) Following a world wind International Press Tour with stops in Monte Carlo, Astana, London and Mexico City, WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN has opened training camp in Big Bear Lake, California for his upcoming world title defense against two-time world title challenger MARTIN MURRAY, the WBC’s #1 ranked ... Read More »

TV Listing, Friday, Dec. 19, Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitry Sukhotskiy LIVE On Showtime at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

HBO Boxing After Dark Weigh-In: Adonis Stevenson vs Tony Bellew

DATE: Friday, Dec. 19 SITE: Pepsi Coliseum Quebec, Canada TELEVISION: SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME LIVE at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast) PRINCIPALS: WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship – 12 Rounds Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitriy Sukhotskiy 24-1, 20 KOs 22-2, 16 KOs Quebec, Canada Barnaul, Russia IBF Welterweight Elimination Bout – 12 Rounds Kevin Bizier vs. Jo ... Read More »

ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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QUEBEC CITY (Dec. 16, 2014) – WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and Russian challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy held a main event final press conference on Tuesday in Quebec City, Canada, as they prepare for their showdown on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION this Friday, Dec. 19. Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) and Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) will square off ... Read More »