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PACKED CARD ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 30 MERCITO GESTA VS. CARLOS MOLINA EVENT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

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NDIO, CA (April 17) – Golden Boy Promotions announced today an updated card for an exciting night of fights on the Golden Boy Live! series featuring some of boxing’s fiercest rising stars set for Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on April 30 and airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Puerto Rican rising star Jeffrey Fontanez ... Read More »

Mchunu vs. Makabu WBC World Title Eliminator – ICC Centre May 16 – Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa: Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting the WBC World Title Eliminator in Thabiso “The Rock “Mchunu’s native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against a very worthy opponent in who many say is Africa’s finest cruiserweight “Junior” Makabu on May 16. The two have been on a collision course ever since Mchunu ... Read More »

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO RETURNS TO “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (April 17, 2015) – Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and boxing superhero CONGRESSMAN MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO will make yet another guest shot on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Wednesday! April 22, on ABC, beginning at 11:35 P.M. ET / 10:35 P.M. CT. This will mark the ninth time Pacquiao has appeared on Kimmel’s popular late-night talk show ... Read More »

18 year-old sensation Milton Santiago jr. looks for perfect 10 this Saturday night at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge, PA (April 17, 2015)–Tomorrow night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King’s Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing 8-round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone. But one of the featured attractions will see the continued growth of 18 year-old jr. lightweight Milton Santiago ... Read More »

Change of opponent for Gevor, Azzaoui replaces Vugdelija

Noel Gevor (16-0, 9 KOs) will face a new challenge when he enters the ring on April 25. Stjepan Vugdelija has withdrawn from a scheduled bout with German cruiserweight, to be replaced by Mohamed Azzaoui (26-3, 8 KOs). Gevor is currently in Warsaw training alongside Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, as the Pole prepares for his world championship rematch with Grigory Drozd. On ... Read More »

STUNNING TRIPLE-HEADER LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH MATTHYSSE-PROVODNIKOV, MATTHEWS-LUIS AND CRAWFORD-DULORME

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LONDON (April 17) – BoxNation will air a stunning triple-fight card live and exclusive this Saturday night with knockout artists Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov facing off, Derry Matthews taking on Tony Luis for the interim WBA world lightweight title and Terence Crawford up against Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light-welterweight crown. The action will get underway from 7pm ... Read More »

Mayweather – Pacquiao weigh in to cost $10

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will have the fans be charged $10 to get into the weigh-in. The money will go to charity. “All of the money that is generated from the weigh-in, every dollar, is going to charity,” Brad Jacobs, the executive event producer for Top Rank, Pacquiao’s ... Read More »

“Mayweather/Pacquiao: The Legends Speak” premieres April 25

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As anticipation builds for the most anticipated fight of this era – the blockbuster May 2 welterweight unification title showdown between superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – HBO Boxing commentators Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman will host an exclusive HBO special that lends historical perspective and offers a spirited roundtable discussion featuring an elite group of prizefighters who have ... Read More »

Former word champion Habazin backing Svensson to beat Farias

Ivana Habazin has tipped Klara Svenson (15-0, 5 KOs) to defeat Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) and claim the WBC Female World Light Welterweight title on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen. The former IBF World Champion has travelled to the Danish capital to help Svensson prepare for her world championship challenge and since joining her in training ... Read More »

MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS

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VERONA, NEW YORK (April 16) – Members of the media and fans got a preview of what to expect in the ring on Saturday with former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov during today’s final press conference for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. In what ... Read More »

Maro Perak to make light heavyweight debut Against Rashid Yusupov in M-1 Challenge 57

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Apr. 16, 2015) – Another exciting match has been announced for the May 2nd M-1 Challenge 57: Battle in the Heart of the Continent, in Orenburg, Russia as veteran heavyweight Maro “Mean Machine” Perak drops down one weight class to fight Russian light heavyweight Rashid Yusupov. The historic M-1 Challenge 57: Battle in the Heart of the ... Read More »

Weights from Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota

Dennis Hogan 153.5 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153 Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Ira Terry 130.5 Rob Brant 161.5 vs. Dionisio Miranda 165 Jarrell Miller 283.5 vs. Raymond Ochieng 244 Adam Lopez 124 vs. Philip Adyaka 119.5 Joey Abell 239.5 vs. Travis Fulton NA Van Goodman 299.5 vs. Brett Murphy 316.5 Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card ... Read More »

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. ANDRZEJ FONFARA, AMIR IMAM VS. WALTER CASTILLO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2015) – Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in the final the final press conference Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, just two days before Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader. Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, and Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) of Chicago by ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM MOHEGAN SUN

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (April 16, 2015) — The official weight-in was held today for tomorrow night’s ESPN Friday Night Fights Triple-Header, presented by DiBella Entertainment, in Mohegan Sun Arena. Live coverage of tomorrow’s ESPN Friday Night Fights tripleheader from Mohegan Sun Arena begins at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will also be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon ... Read More »

WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO VS. DANIEL GEALE ON JUNE 6, 2015 AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®

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NEW YORK (April 16, 2015) – Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions are pleased to announce the next highly anticipated battle for Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s), the reigning WBC Middleweight and Ring Magazine World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. On June 6, 2015, Cotto will defend ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Global Fighting Championship 3 LIVE Tomorrow, Friday, April 17 at 11 a.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 Global Fighting Championship 3 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates this Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. ET, headlined by an explosive kickboxing showdown pitting Dutch-Turkish legend Gokhan Saki against Romanian veteran Sebastian Ciobanu. Fight Network’s live broadcast will ... Read More »

Undercard Announced for ‘Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network’ Event this Friday from Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, MN

The finalized undercard has been announced for Friday’s (April 17) “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” event being held at the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota, and presented by Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Promotions and produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions. Topping the night’s untelevised action will be one of the ... Read More »

ROBERT & CASEY GUERRERO ALONG WITH ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY AND BE THE MATCH HELP BREAK WORLD RECORD FOR MOST BONE MARROW REGISTRIES IN A 60 MIN PERIOD

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RUSSELLVILLE, AR (April 16, 2015) – Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and wife Casey joined Arkansas Tech and BeTheMatch.org for an incredible bone marrow drive yesterday on the University’s campus. The event kicked off on Tuesday night at 9:00 pm and continued for a 24-hour period, as the group attempted to break the world record for bone marrow registries. In the ... Read More »

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO’S HOLLYWOOD MEDIA WORKOUT ATTRACTS RECORD MEDIA TURNOUT!

Mayweather vs Pacquiao SUPERFIGHT

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (April 16, 2015) – It was Manny Media Mania at Wednesday’s media workout for Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and boxing superhero Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), who represents the Sarangani province in the Philippines, hosted a Hollywood Media Workout with his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Promoter Bob ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” finalizes action-packed 13-fight lineup with additions of A.J. Jenkins vs. Arlene Blencowe, Shawn Bunch vs. Rolando Perez and John Yoo vs. Albert Morales

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – A thrilling 13-bout lineup for May’s “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” is now complete with the addition of women’s featherweights A.J. Jenkins (17-5) vs. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (5-4), bantamweights Shawn “Bunch the Great” Bunch (3-1) vs. Rolando Perez (7-4) and John Yoo (0-0) vs. Albert “The Warrior” Morales (1-0) to the evening’s preliminary ... Read More »

Masternak: I will make ‘The Man Of Stone’ crumble on April 25

Mateusz Masternak (34-2, 24 KOs) has vowed to make ‘The Man of Stone’ Ruben Angel Mino (26-2, 26 KOs) crumble when the cruiserweights clash on April 25 at the Columbia Hall in Berlin. Following an impressive points victory over former cruiserweight king Jean-Marc Mormeck, Masternak looks well on his way to a world title challenge. However first, the Polish-puncher must ... Read More »

SMITH-CUMMINGS TO FIGHT FOR IBA CONTINENTAL AMERICAS TITLE AT ROCKIN FIGHTS 18

Bronx, NY…. Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing has announced that this Saturday, April 18th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Light Heavyweights Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. and Cory “Black Ice” Cummings will now battle it out for the vacant IBA Continental Americas title over the 10 round distance. Smith, 17-1 14KO’s, hailing from nearby Mastic, NY, will be going ... Read More »

Phillip Jackson Benson looking for big performance against Boone this Saturday at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge, PA (April 16, 2015)–On Saturday night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King’s Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing 8-round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone. Benson of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 15-1 with 14 knockouts and has won twelve ... Read More »

Prize Promotions Tabs Russell Peltz and Brittany “Bam” Rogers for Matchmaking Duties

Danbury, CT (April 16, 2015)- At the beginning of April, newly licensed Connecticut boxing promoter A.J. Galante introduced his company, Prize Promotions. Galante spoke of his goal of bringing “Old School” boxing to Connecticut. To prove he is serious about his vision, Galante has turned his matchmaking over to Hall of Fame Philadelphia promoter, Russell Peltz along with one of ... Read More »

Cotto to fight Geale on June 6 in Brooklyn

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Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will defend his crown against former belt holder Daniel Geale on June 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “We’re excited and proud to bring Miguel Cotto back to New York along with Miguel Cotto Promotions, now as a part of the Roc Nation Sports family,” said David Itskowitch, COO of ... Read More »