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Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs Headlines Heavyweight Card Saturday, Sept. 5 at Hard Rock Live More than 20 former World Heavyweight Champions Ringside

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“Never before in history has this been done. You are talking about twenty-some former heavyweight champions of the last forty years are coming together for one big family reunion. All the champs: Larry Holmes, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko and The Champ Shannon Briggs – two-time heavyweight champion. “On Saturday night expect action. There are eight heavyweight fights with ... Read More »

Bradley splits with trainer Diaz

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, two-division world champion Timothy Bradley has split with longtime trainer Joel Diaz. “After his last fight, I have not heard from Tim at all. He never answered my calls or anything,” Diaz said. “Then last week, he came to the gym. He said he wanted to talk to me. I said, ‘What’s going on?’ ... Read More »

RAY MANCINI, JESSIE VARGAS, MIKE McCALLUM WITH TITLE BOXING JOIN DEEP LINEUP OF BOXING CELEBRITES CONFIRMED FOR SECOND ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS

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Las Vegas (Sept. 2, 2015) – Hall of Famers Ray Mancini and Mike McCallum, as well as former WBA Champion Jessie Vargas has confirmed that they will appear at the Title Boxing/Rival booth, at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday Sept. 12, 2015 . The Boxing Expo will coincide ... Read More »

TOP CONTENDERS, PROSPECTS AND FAN FAVORITE FIGHTERS ADDED TO THE MATTHYSSE VS. POSTOL NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 2, 2015) – Former world title contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-2, 16 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. and top lightweight contender Marcelino “Nino” Lopez (31-1-1, 16 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina have been added to an explosive night of boxing on the non-televised undercard of Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Oct. 3 at the StubHub ... Read More »

MARIO BARRIOS FACES NEW OPPONENT IN JOSE CEN TORRES

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 2, 2015) – Super-Featherweight prodigy, Mario Barrios (10-0, 5 KOs), has a new opponent for his upcoming bout this Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Barrios who was slated to face Jonathan “Popeye” Perez, will now face Jose Cen Torres (13-8, 1 KO) in an 8-round bout. Barrios speaks ... Read More »

Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr Headlines Rockin’ Fights 20

Sept. 2….Bronx, NY Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents another installment of the popular “Rockin’ Fights” series Friday, September 11th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Headlining once again will be the hard hitting, hard charging, Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (18-1 15KO’s), Mastic, NY taking on veteran spoiler Dion Savage, (12-7 6KO’s), Flint, MI in a scheduled 10 round ... Read More »

BROOKLYN BRAWL RECAP: BOXING STANDS OUT AMONG THE ATTRACTIONS IN CONEY ISLAND

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Sept. 2, 2015) – Boxing came back to Coney Island last Tuesday night, and by all accounts, it was a smashing success. Boxing champion-turned-promoter Dmitriy Salita put together a 10-bout Brooklyn Brawl card, and fans assembled at the Brooklyn Cyclones’ MCU Park were blown away by the shocker ending to the main event. Veteran Cornelius “Lightning” Lock of ... Read More »

CALEB “SWEET HANDS” PLANT RETURNS TO THE RING TUESDAY SEPT 22 ON FOX SPORTS 1

NASHVILLE, TN (September 2, 2015) – Undefeated Middleweight prospect, Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (9-0, 8 KOs), makes a speedy return to the ring as he will face an opponent TBA on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox Sports 1 will televise the card headlined by Julian Williams ... Read More »

AHMED ELBIALI TO FACE PENA ON FOX SPORTS 1

MIAMI, FL (September 2, 2015) – On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, undefeated light heavyweight power puncher, Ahmed Elbiali (11-0, 10 KOs) is scheduled to fight on the televised portion of the Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Austin Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) vs. Joey Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs). Elbiali ... Read More »

King’s Promotions to complete 4 shows in 7 days with card at Reading Fightin Phils First Energy Stadium on Thursday, September 24

Reading, PA (September 2, 2015)– On Thursday night, September 24, King’s Promotions will present a special night of boxing at Reading Fightin Phils First Energy Stadium. The show will culminate a busy week for King’s Promotions as the company, founded by Marshall Kauffman, will be promoting its’s fourth event in sieven days. In 6-round Bouts: Nick Valliere (5-0, 2 KO’s) ... Read More »

ARROWSMITH TO MAKE PRO DEBUT IN WALSALL

AMATEUR star Reuben Arrowsmith will make his eagerly anticipated professional debut at Banks’s Stadium, Walsall on October 10. Trained by four-time world champion Ricky Hatton, the 19-year-old won five national titles in the vest and head guard and is confident of making his mark in the paid ranks. He will box an as yet to be confirmed opponent over four ... Read More »

SOSA-PAZOS MATCH OCT. 2 HEADLINES PUERTO RICAN BOXING CLASSIC AT 2300 ARENA IN PHILADELPHIA

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Philadelphia, PA—Hard-hitting junior lightweight contender Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, takes on Jorge Pazos, of Guamuchil, Mexico, in the scheduled eight-round main event Friday evening, Oct. 2, at the First Annual Puerto Rican Boxing Classic at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Sosa, 27, is fresh off his first-round knockout over former world-title challenger Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX, ... Read More »

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN’s Santa Cruz vs. Mares Delivers Largest Boxing Audience on ESPN Since February 1998

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The third edition of ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN presented by Corona Extra (PBC on ESPN) series—headlined by Leo Santa Cruz’s majority decision win over Abner Mares—on Saturday, Aug. 29, delivered the largest boxing audience on ESPN since February 1998 (02/22/98 Mark Johnson vs. Arthur Johnson). The telecast was seen by an average of 1,217,000 viewers (P2+)—up 30 percent ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko, WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO Heavyweight Champion Discusses This Weekend’s Heavyweight Champions Gathering at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL

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“I think it’s an amazing event that happens once in a lifetime,” said Klitschko following his workout at the Lucky Street Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Florida. “I’m not sure if an event like this has ever taken place in history of boxing when all of the heavyweights, former heavyweight champions, coming together. It’s something amazing. “I’ve seen a picture of ... Read More »

CHAEL SONNEN JOINS WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING AS COLOR COMMENTATOR FOR LIVE NBCSN TELECASTS

LAS VEGAS (September 1, 2015) –Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar Chael Sonnen has signed on with World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) as a color commentator for multiple events, and will call his first action with veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris, at the highly-anticipated “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” world championship doubleheader mega-event, live on NBCSN from Phoenix, Ariz. on ... Read More »

SUPER SEPTEMBER STREAM-A-THON POWERED BY RONDA

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Las Vegas –UFC FIGHT PASS® will be “Powered by Ronda” throughout September – kicking off with a comprehensive collection of every Ronda Rousey title fight, two sets of live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims, four exclusive mixed martial arts (MMA) events streamed live from three continents and brand new Original Content all premiering throughout September. “September will prove to be the ... Read More »

Harrington to make defense of SFL America Lightweight title

TACOMA, Wash. – Justin “Ruckus” Harrington will make his first defense of the Super Fight League America lightweight title on Saturday, Sept. 26 when he faces Woo “Why So Serious” Johnson in the main event of CageSport MMA presents SFL 44 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Harrington (7-2) is a two-time CageSport champion and opened his professional career ... Read More »

Lee – Saunders postponed for a 2nd time

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the WBO Middleweight title bout between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders has been postponed for a 2nd time due to a cut suffered by Saunders. They were originally scheduled to fight Sept. 19 at Thomond Park in Lee’s hometown of Limerick, Ireland, but Lee came down with a virus and postponed the fight. ... Read More »

ANTONIO RODRIGO ‘MINOTAURO’ NOGUEIRA JOINS UFC® BRAZIL AS ATHLETE RELATIONS AMBASSADOR

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Sao Paulo – Mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, known by fans worldwide as “Minotauro,” officially announced his retirement from UFC® competition today. While his fighting days may have come to a close, his work in the MMA community is only beginning as he will serve as an Athlete Relations Ambassador for UFC® Brazil. As part of his ... Read More »

ROMAN MARTINEZ AND JONATHAN OQUENDO PUERTO RICO MEDIA DAY QUOTES

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DORADO, PR (Sept. 1, 2015) – WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) and WBO/IBF featherweight world-ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (25-4, 16 KOs) worked out for the press in Puerto Rico on Monday, Aug, 31 in advance of their SHOWTIME PPV® fights against former world champions Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs) and Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 ... Read More »

GLORY KICKBOXING BOUT PITTING KERI ANNE TAYLOR-MELENDEZ VS. HADLEY GRIFFITH ADDED TO MAIN CARD OF ‘BELLATOR MMA: DYNAMITE 1’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 1, 2015) – A 120-pound Glory kickboxing bout pitting Ker Anne Taylor-Melendez (2-1) against Hadley “Relentless” Griffith (pro debut) completes the Spike-televised card of “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” on September 19 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. For the first time ever, “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” will feature both a Bellator MMA cage and a ... Read More »

CAST REVEALED FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM McGREGOR vs. TEAM FABER

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Las Vegas – Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter® led by UFC® interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC® featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing ... Read More »

JAMIE MCDONNELL & TOMOKI KAMEDA SHARE THOUGHTS ON MAY SLUGFEST AND UPCOMING REMATCH

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (August 31, 2015) – After a razor thin decision in their first fight, top bantamweights Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs) will square-off again on the Sunday, September 6 edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 12-round bantamweight ... Read More »

TOP NORTHEAST PROSPECTS SHOWCASED ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO IN MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT PETER QUILLIN TAKES ON MICHAEL ZERAFA IN FEATURED PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC BOUT AT 4 P.M. ET/1 P.M. PT Action Begins Inside the Arena at 1 p.m. ET!

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (August 31, 2015) – Some of the top prospects from the Northeast including undefeated super featherweight Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (15-0, 8 KOs) will be showcased on a stacked undercard Saturday, September 12 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT with the first bout beginning at 1 p.m. ET. The September 12 Premier Boxing Champions on NBC ... Read More »

BRANDON HALSEY LOOKS TO REGAIN MIDDLEWEIGHT GOLD WHEN HE FACES RAFAEL CARVALHO AT BELLATOR 144

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 1, 2015) – Brandon “Bull” Halsey (9-0) will compete for the second time in 2015 when he meets Rafael Carvalho (11-1) for the Bellator MMA middleweight title in the co-main event of “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on October 23. The contest will serve as the co-main event ... Read More »

DIEGO DE LA HOYA FIGHTS FOR FIRST TITLE AGAINST JESUS RUIZ AT LA FIGHT CLUB ON SEPTEMBER 4

LOS ANGELES (August 31, 2015) – Undefeated featherweight sensation Diego De La Hoya (11-0, 7 KOs) will fight for his first professional title on Friday, September 4, as he takes on former world title challenger Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (32-6-5, 21 KOs) for the vacant WBC Youth Featherweight Title in the latest edition of LA FIGHT CLUB. The 10-round featherweight bout ... Read More »

Cherviak Q&A: ”I’m coming to Sweden to spoil Skoglund’s celebrations!

Oleksandr Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) is full of confidence as he prepares to travel to Nyköping, Sweden to challenge Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) for the IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title on September 19. ‘’I’m coming to Sweden to win,’’ exclaims Cherviak. ‘’I‘m going to spoil Erik’s celebrations and take the IBF Intercontinental belt home to the Ukraine!’’ From humble ... Read More »

FOLLOW SANTA CRUZ – MARES LIVE!!

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Follow all the action as Featherweights Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares engage in long awaited 12-round bout for the WBA Featherweight Super Championship. The action begins at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT with a Interim WBC Super Bantamweight title bout between Hugo Ruiz and Julio Ceja. NO NEED TO REFRESH…WILL UPDATE EVERY 60 SECONDS 12 ROUNDS–WBA FEATHERWEIGHT ... Read More »