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M-1 Challenge in China deal announced 10-year agreement starting Nov. 11 Star heavyweight Sergei Kharitonev to headline

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 23, 2014) — M-1 Global CEO & Founder Vadim Finkelchtein has announced a 10-year agreement to promote M-1 Challenge in China on an annual basis, starting this November 11 at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, in conjunction with the International Economic Forum. Russian heavyweight star Sergei Kharitonov is scheduled to headline against an opponent to be determined. ... Read More »

Mayweather gets a Nevada promoter’s license

Floyd Mayweather

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com. pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions received it’s promotional license in his home state of Nevada on Wednesday. “We want to get things done the right way and continue to bring big fights to Las Vegas even when my career is over,” Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, told the commission. “We ... Read More »

CLUB 1957 MANAGEMENT SIGNS HEAVYWEIGHT JOEY DAWEJKO

Philadelphia (July 23, 2014) – Mark Cipparone’s Club 1957 Management is proud to announce the signing of Heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko to an exclusive managerial contract. The 24-year old Dawejko has a record of 10-3-2 with three knockouts and is currently riding a two fight winning streak. The native of Philadelphia won the World Jr. Amateur championships in 2008. He ... Read More »

Undercard Announced for ‘Conquerors’, ESPN Friday Nights Fights Tripleheader at UIC Pavilion This Friday, July 25

No less than six big fights, featuring local fighting favorites against quality opponents in the welterweight or light welterweight divisions, are scheduled for the undercard of this Friday’s stacked nationally televised tripleheader of worldwide-televised boxing from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, all six bouts will be in ... Read More »

With Krasimir Mladenov injured, Cully Butterfield vs. Ronny Markes, Elvis Mutapcic vs. Kelvin Tiller booked for World Series of Fighting 12

LAS VEGAS (July 23) – With undefeated Bulgarian standout Krasimir Mladenov (10-0) forced to withdraw from next month’s “World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez” event, submission ace Kelvin Tiller (6-0) has agreed to drop down to 195 pounds and meet Elvis Mutapcic (13-3) in a catchweight affair. That switch left Brazilian veteran Ronny Markes (14-3) without an opponent ... Read More »

TOP CONTENDERS MEET AS ‘JACARE’ SOUZA TAKES ON GEGARD MOUSASI ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT FOXWOODS® RESORT CASINO

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The UFC® returns to Connecticut for the first time in nearly a decade on Friday, September 5 at Foxwoods® Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. with a five-round main event pitting two of the best middleweights against one another as fourth-ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza takes on seventh-ranked Gegard Mousasi in a bout that could determine the division’s ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED IVAN MORALES TO BE FEATURED IN CO-MAIN EVENT AGAINST FELLOW COUNTRYMAN SERGIO FRIAS ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES THIS FRIDAY, JULY 25, AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF.

INDIO, CALIF. (July 23) – Mexican bantamweight phenomenon Ivan Morales looks to secure his twenty-sixth victory without a loss on Friday, July 25 when he faces off against countryman Sergio “Finito” Frias in the co-main event of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! fight night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. On hand for all ... Read More »

Jerry “The KIng’s Son Odom” Looking for an explosive performance this Friday against fellow unbeaten Vilier Quinonez this Friday night on SHO BOX

Nutley, NJ (July 23, 2014)–This Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, undefeated Super Middleweight’s Jerry “The King’s Son” Odom (11-0, 10 KO’s–8 in the 1st round) battles Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KO’s) in an 8-round bout for the interim WBC FECARBOX title. The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions and is ... Read More »

HBO World Championship Boxing Doubleheader from Madison Square Garden Saturday Night

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A talent-rich international cast takes the spotlight on boxing’s most famous stage when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. DANIEL GEALE AND BRYANT JENNINGS VS. MIKE PEREZ is seen SATURDAY, JULY 26 at 9:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Madison Square Garden in New York City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which ... Read More »

Ross “The Boss” Burkinshaw looks to gain foothold in Super Flyweight division

Former BBBofC English Super Flyweight titleholder Ross “The Boss” Burkinshaw has officially made his return to the division in which his career began. Burkinshaw, a British Army veteran and former second battalion infantryman, fought his way up the ladder at the 115lb/52.2kg weight limit, and capped his bolstering rise to the top with a fierce seventh-round body shot knockout over ... Read More »

“G4″, New York City Media Workout Quotes

Gennady Golovkin

New York City (July 23, 2014) In front of a packed house of New York City sports media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym, all four TV fighters, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, DANIEL “The Real Deal” GEALE, BRYANT “By By” JENNINGS and MIKE “The Rebel” PEREZ went through one of their final workouts prior to the “G4” event this ... Read More »

Tyson Fury to battle Ustinov on Saturday

Just two days after his original opponent Dereck Chisora bowed out with a fractured hand, Tyson Fury will now take on Ustinov this Saturday night in Manchester, England according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “The first thing is I’m happy to still be fighting this Saturday and that the fans will get what they paid for and see a good ... Read More »

HEAVYWEIGHTS HITS EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Bryant Jennings

New York City (July 22, 2014) Undefeated heavyweights BRYANT “By By” JENNINGS and MIKE “The Rebel” PEREZ stopped traffic today at they headed to the world-famous Empire State Building for a media photo opportunity on the 86th Floor Observation Deck. With a huge crowd of onlookers and supporters watching their every step, the fighters posed for photos and signed autographs ... Read More »

Miranda replaces injured Nemkov vs. Puetz in M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight title fight

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 22 2014) – Former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Victor Nemkov has pulled out of a rematch against current holder Stephan Puetz (10-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 3 SUB) in the main event on a special M-1 Global anniversary show, M-1 Challenge 50: Battle on Neva,” outdoors Friday, August 15 in the St. Petersburg city center open area. ... Read More »

“World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez” adds Bryson Hansen vs. Matt Sayles

LAS VEGAS (July 22) – World Series of Fighting’s return to Las Vegas now features five main-card matchups, as bantamweights Bryson Hansen (7-1) and Matt “Robo” Sayles (2-0) will kick off World Series of Fighting’s NBCSN-televised main card. Featuring a lightweight headliner between exciting Peruvian veteran Luis “Baboon” Palomino (22-9) and undefeated Californian “Lethal” Lewis Gonzalez (9-0), “World Series of ... Read More »

FURY TO FIGHT THIS WEEKEND DESPITE CHISORA CANCELLATION

MANCHESTER (July 22) – Heavyweight star Tyson Fury will be fighting this weekend despite the cancellation of his world title eliminator with Dereck Chisora. After enduring yet another major setback following the cancellation of the Chisora bout, due to the Londoner fracturing his left hand, Fury is actively in the process of finding a replacement alongside Hennessy Sports and Queensberry ... Read More »

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison Returns to Madison Square Garden July 26

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2014)- On July 26, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will return to the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden, and put his undefeated record on the line when he faces off against hard hitting Wilfredo Acuna (15-14, 12KOs) of Nicaragua. The welterweight bout will take place on the undercard of the “G4” mega event between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Caparello

Australia: As all eyes are on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and the possibility of a unification fight with Bernard “Alien” Hopkins later this year, Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs) sees everyone in the boxing community forgetting about the undefeated southpaw from Australia who is challenging Kovalev for his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title August 2 at ... Read More »

New Jersey Veteran Jorge Diaz Returns to Top ShoBox Quadrupleheader Undercard at Turning Stone, This Friday, July 25

The three-fight undercard has been announced for this Friday’s blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing in celebration of the landmark 200th episode of “SHOBOX: The New Generation,” live from Event Center at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York. Headlining the un-televised portion of the historic evening will be Brunswick, New Jersey’s tough “King” Jorge Diaz ... Read More »

GGG HITS TIMES SQUARE!!!

Gennady Golovkin

New York City (July 21, 2014) First stop for World Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check out the massive billboard in Times Square for his highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship against two-time world champion DANIEL “The Real Deal” GEALE, this Saturday, July 26 at The Mecca of Boxing, ... Read More »