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Khan decisions Algieri in entertaining scrap

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In a crowd pleasing fight, Amir Khan made his case for a September fight with Floyd Mayweather by winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Chris Algieri in a battle of former world champions at Barclays Center. The fight was a back and forth fight early as surprisingly Algieri fought out of his norm as was the stalker. He has some ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Condit vs. Alves this Saturday, May 30 from Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The main card, ... Read More »

Danny Roman on the Hunt for Seventh Straight Win this Friday

ORANGE, Calif. (May 27, 2015) -Thompson Boxing Promotions is celebrating fifteen years in the boxing business and to commemorate this milestone, the Southern California-based promoter presents “Path to Glory,” a five-bout card featuring the always exciting Danny Roman (14-2-1, 5 KOs), a super bantamweight from Los Angeles, against Chris Martin (28-5-3, 9 KOs), a savvy tactician from San Diego (8-rounds). ... Read More »

Damon McCreary looking to upset undefeated Jarrell Miller next Thursday night at LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theater

BROOKLYN (May 28, 2015) – On Thursday night, June 4, Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions will bring it’s Brooklyn Brawl series to LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theater with a terrific night of boxing. In the main event, undefeated Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (12-0-1, 10 KO’s) will risk his undefeated mark when he takes on Damon McCreary (15-4, 11 KO’s) ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED CUBAN SENSATION RANCES BARTHELEMY BATTLES FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANTONIO DEMARCO ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS

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LAS VEGAS (May 28, 2015) – An action-packed showdown between former world champions Rances Barthelemy (22-0, 13 KOs) and Antonio DeMarco (31-4-1, 23 KOs) headlines the next installment Premier Boxing Champions on CBS taking place Sunday, June 21 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with televised action beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Also featured ... Read More »

M-1 Medieval knight fighting returns June 6 at M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4

Six-time world champion Evgeny Gladkov (2-0-0) and two-time CIS medalist and Russian champion Maxim Plaksin (0-1-0) will be dressed in medieval warrior armor, fighting each other using replicas of medieval bladed weapons with a blunt edge Brazilian invader Igor “Chatubinha” Fernandes (18-6-0, 2 KO/TKO, 13 SUB) will battle Russian foe Murad “Hunter” Abdulaev (12-1, 6 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) in the ... Read More »

U.S. OLYMPIAN AND UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT DOMINIC BREAZEALE FACES UNDEFEATED CUBAN YASMANY CONSUEGRA ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC

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CARSON, CALIF (May 28, 2015) – 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (14-0, 13 KOs)battles Yasmany Consuegra (17-0, 14 KOs) in an explosive matchup between two undefeated heavyweights that will kick off the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC telecast Saturday, June 6 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. with televised coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. This eight ... Read More »

Cancer survivor Bessette continues remarkable journey

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 28th, 2015) — The victory outside of the cage may always be the biggest for Hartford’s Matt Bessette. He’s won 14 times as a professional in mixed martial arts, many under the bright lights of national television on the sport’s biggest stage, but the 30-year-old featherweight has gained crossover appeal for battling and conquering Leukemia at a ... Read More »

MAURICIO HERRERA TO BATTLE HANK LUNDY FOR THE VACANT NABF SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ON SATURDAY, JULY 11

LOS ANGELES (May 28) – Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing will present a summer showdown between West Coast vs. East Coast on Saturday, July 11 as Southern California’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) battles titlist “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia for the NABF Super Lightweight Championship. The 10-round super lightweight bout from ... Read More »

Gavronski vs. Hendrix Rematch to Headline this Saturday’s Battle at the Boat 101

Tacoma, Washington (May 28, 2015) Brian Halquist Productions is proud to present Battle at the Boat 101, this Saturday, May 30th, live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Still riding the momentum of their spectacular 100th show, the Northwest’s premier boxing showcase is ready to deliver another incredible night of fights. Headlining this stacked card is hometown hero, Mike ... Read More »

Frank De Alba headlines against Bernardo Gomez Uribe this Friday at Stadium Holiday Inn Philadelphia

Philadelphia (May 28,2015)–This Friday night at the Stadium Holiday Inn in Philadelphia, King’s Promotions presents a great night of boxing that will headlined by 10-round Jr. Lightweight bout between Frankie De Alba (15-1-2, 5 KO’s) and Bernardo Gomez Uribe (14-3, 10 KO’s). De Alba of Reading, PA has been one of the hottest fighters on the East Coast as he ... Read More »

KHAN REFUSES TO OVERLOOK ALGIERI DESPITE MAYWEATHER TALK AS HE GEARS UP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT BOXNATION BLOCKBUSTER

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LONDON (28 May) – Boxing ace Amir Khan is refusing to overlook Chris Algieri despite media talk of a clash next up with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. The 28-year-old Bolton star has been mooted as ‘Money’ Mayweather’s final opponent in September before he hangs up his gloves on an illustrious 19-year professional career. However, Khan has refused to be drawn ... Read More »

MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST DROPKICK MURPHYS TO HEADLINE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE CONCERT DURING THE 4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™

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Las Vegas – UFC® and the Fremont Street Experience today announced that multi-platinum recording artists Dropkick Murphys will headline the Fremont Street Experience concert on Friday, July 10, as part of the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The concert, which is free to the public, will be located at 425 Fremont Street on the 3rd Street Stage. The event ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED MIDDLEWEIGHT PROSPECT DOMINIC WADE TAKES ON TOUGHEST CHALLENGE OF HIS CAREER IN FORMER WORLD CHAMP SAM SOLIMAN FRIDAY, JUNE 26 ON SHOWTIME

NEW YORK (May 27, 2015) – Young undefeated middleweight prospect Dominic “Lights Out” Wade will take on the toughest opponent of his career when he faces former world champion Sam “King” Soliman in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, June 26, live on SHOWTIME from Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash. Wade (17-0, 12 KOs), ... Read More »

MIGUEL COTTO LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

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Los Angeles (May 26, 2015) – Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s), the reigning WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes, will defend his titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) of Australia on June 6, 2015 at Barclays Center in ... Read More »

Welterweight Duel Pitting Brennan “The Irish Bad Boy” Ward Against Gavin “War Horse” Sterritt Added to “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 27, 2015) – 26-year-old Connecticut native Brennan Ward (10-3) continues his run at 170-pounds when he meets Gavin Sterritt (6-1) on Friday, July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The contest serves as the fourth Spike TV-broadcast main card matchup of the blockbuster fight card. Additional contests for “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov” will ... Read More »

WSOF 21 Receives Two New Main Card Bouts

LAS VEGAS (May 27, 2015) – Two featherweight (145 pounds) rising stars – Hakeem Dawodu and Chuka “The Lion King” Willis – will put their unblemished records on the line when they face off on the live NBCSN televised portion of the high-stakes World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) world championship doubleheader in Edmonton, Alta., Canada on Friday, June 5. “This ... Read More »

Steve Upsher Chambers to have homecoming bout this Friday night at Stadium Holiday Inn in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia (May 27,2015)–This Friday night at the Stadium Holiday Inn in Philadelphia, King’s Promotions presents a great night of championship boxing that will headlined by 10-round UBF Lightweight championship bout between Frankie De Alba (15-1-2, 5 KO’s) and Bernardo Gomez Uribe (14-3, 10 KO’s). In one of the 8-round co-features, Steve Upsher Chambers (24-4-1, 6 KO’s) returns to the city ... Read More »

Micki Nielsen signs long-term contract extension with Team Sauerland

Danish cruiserweight Micki Nielsen (17-0, 12 KOs) has signed a long-term contract extension with Team Sauerland. The 21 year-old has put pen to paper following an impressive 2014. “It is something special to be part of the biggest and most successful boxing team in Europe,” said Micki Nielsen. “I am determined to become a world champion one day and Team ... Read More »

Lightweight Prospect & Former Olympian Cesar Villarraga in Action this Friday

ORANGE, Calif. (May 26, 2015) – Former Olympian Cesar Villarraga (6-0, 4 KOs), one of the brightest prospects in the lightweight division, is featured on the undercard of Thompson Boxing’s fifteenth year anniversary show, titled “Path to Glory” this Friday, May 29 from the Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, Calif. Villarraga, out of Colombia, looks to remain unbeaten against Erick Aguirre (6-6-2, ... Read More »

GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS WINS BY FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT, REMAINS UNDEFEATED

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, May 22, 2015, undefeated professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis needed just one minute and fifteen seconds to defeat Mexico’s Alberto “Ironman” Mora by TKO at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight was scheduled for eight rounds, but Davis landed an uppercut just a few seconds into the fight that ... Read More »

AMIR KHAN & CHRIS ALGIERI FIGHT WEEK QUOTES

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BROOKLYN (May 26, 2015) – Fight week for Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike event kicked off today with Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs)and Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) hosting a photo opportunity at Brooklyn Bridge Park before they square-off at Barclays Center on May 29. Coverage on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with an exciting showdown ... Read More »

Tureano Johnson providing great sparring for Daniel Geale

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NEW JERSEY (May 26, 2015) – Gary Shaw Productions middleweight contender, Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13 KOs), is now the chief sparring partner for Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) as he prepares him for his upcoming WBC title clash with Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs). Johnson, who captured the WBA International and WBC Silver middleweight titles in his last bout, is ... Read More »

Camp Notes : Robert Guerrero ready for war

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GILROY, CA (May 26, 2015) – While entering the final days of training camp, four-division world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs), gives his thoughts on his upcoming PBC on NBC main-event attraction against Aron Martinez. The 10-round bout will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., June 6, 2015 and will air live on NBC starting ... Read More »

Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale on June 6 at Barclays Center Named Official Kick-Off Event of National Puerto Rican Day Parade Week 201

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NEW YORK (May 26, 2015) – The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) today announced that its 2015 Parade, scheduled for Sunday, June 14 on New York’s Fifth Avenue, will officially kick off a week of festivities with the WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championship fight between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Barclays ... Read More »