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IT’S ON! GGG GOLOVKIN VS MARTIN MURRAY

Gennady Golovkin

Monaco, October 25 — The deal has been signed – unbeaten WBA, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) of Kazakhstan will fight top-rated Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of the UK in Monte Carlo on February 21. Golden Gloves and K2 Promotions announced the bout minutes after Murray’s successful WBC Silver belt defence against Domenico ... Read More »

DARLEYS PEREZ RETAINS WBA INTERIM TITLE WITH 6TH ROUND KNOCKOUT

COLOMBIA (Oct. 25, 2014) – Last night at the Coliseo Universidad Del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, hometown hero Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) successfully defended his WBA interim Lightweight title with a 6th round knockout over Jaider Parra (23-2-1, 12 KOs). Perez, who is the mandatory challenger to face current WBA champion Richar Abril, was thrilled with his recent victory ... Read More »

Braehmer to face Glazewski on December 6 in Oldenburg, Germany

Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight title against Pawel Glazewski (23-2, 5 KOs) on December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. ‘’I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and defending my title for a third time this year,’’ said Braehmer, who returns following a unanimous decision points victory over Roberto ... Read More »

Murray defeats Spada by technical decision

World ranked Middleweight Martin Murray scored a technical decision over Domenico Spada in a scheduled 12-round bout at Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Murray was a head when a cut around the right eye of Spada ended the fight. Murray was ahead by scores of 69-67, 67-66 and 68-63 and raised his record to 29-1-1. Spada of Italy ... Read More »

143 LBS! MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO SHOWS FINE FORM AT FRIDAY’S MEDIA WORKOUT!

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, PHILIPPINES (October 24, 2014) – Fighter of the Decade and boxing’s only eight-division world champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO put on an awesome display at his Media Workout on Friday. Members of the press from all over the Philippines crammed into his General Santos City gym to watch him work out with Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie ... Read More »

TOP CONTENDERS NADJIB MOHAMMEDI AND VYACHESLAV GLAZKOV HEAD UP STACKED NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FOR “HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV” ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

ATLANTIC CITY (October 24, 2014) – History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins attempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the ... Read More »

The Fight Game with Jim Lampley returns Tuesday, Oct. 28

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns for its latest edition TUESDAY, OCT. 28 (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 »

BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

Bernard Hopkins

Kelly Swanson Thank you, everybody, for joining us today. We’re very excited about this wonderful unification bout in the light heavyweight division between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev. Today on the phone we will have Bernard Hopkins, Sergey Kovalev, his manager, Egis Klimas, Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions and Kathy Duva, CEO of Main ... Read More »

Salita, Cohen team up for November 13th show in Westbury, New York

(October 24, 2014)–Star of David Promotions and founder Dmitriy Salita is excited to announce that on November. 13, Star of David will co-promote a professional boxing card at The Space in Westbury, Long Island. Fans can look forward to seeing heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller back in action, shooting to raise his record to 10-0, with 10 KOs. Miller ... Read More »

Weights are in For Tonight’s “San Diego FIghts”

San Diego’s Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles tipped the scales at a fit 139.75lbs while his opponent Carlos “Guerrero” Valenzuela of Phoenix by way of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, came in at 140lbs. All Photos: Jim Wyatt GET TICKETS TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE BY CALLING 619.420.8866 OR BY VISITING HTTP://WWW.SANDIEGOFIGHTS.COM (San Diego) – WBC ranked #7 Dmytro Kucher 196lbs vs Galen Brown 200lbs ... Read More »

FIGHT WEIGHTS FROM MONTE CARLO

Monaco, October 24 – A slanging match between American Randy Caballero and England’s Stuart Hall was the highlight of an otherwise incident-free weigh-in at the Monte Carlo Casino ahead of Saturday’s “Title Tornado” tournament. With HRH Prince Albert of Monaco in attendance, the pair had to be kept apart moments after weighing in, Caballero’s camp making much of the former ... Read More »

Darleys Perez Weighs in at 132 lbs., Defends Interim WBA World Title Friday

ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2014) – Interim WBA Lightweight World Champion Darleys Perez (30-1, 19 KOs) defends his title against fellow Colombian Jaider Parra (23-1-1, 12 KOs) this Friday, Oct. 24, in the 12-round main event from the Coliseo Universidad Del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. Perez, who is currently the WBA No. 1 ranked challenger to current world champion Richar ... Read More »

MATT KOROBOV vs. ANDY LEE WORLD MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT ADDED TO BRADLEY-CHAVES/HERRERA-BENAVIDEZ EVENT

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LAS VEGAS, NV. (October 23, 2014) – The exciting world championship boxing event, featuring the Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley vs. Diego “La Joya” Chaves 12-round welterweight rumble and the MAURICIO “El Maestro” HERRERA vs. JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Championship, taking place Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ... Read More »

Giovani Santillan Weighs in at 138.4, Defends Title Tomorrow on “New Blood”

ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2014) – Undefeated junior welterweight Giovani Santillan (14-0, 8 KOs), aims to continue his win streak when he meets the hard striking Luis Solis (14-4-4, 12 KOs) in the 8-round main event of Thompson Boxing Promotions “New Blood” event, this Friday, Oct. 24, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. The 22-year-old Santillan is making the ... Read More »

Weights from Somerset, NJ

Antoine Douglas 162 – Jose Medina 163 Jorge Diaz 127 – Jose Haro 125 John Magda 167 – Edgar Perez 174 Bienvenido Diaz 131 – William Harris 131 Leon Johnson 200 – Ray Santiago 228 Glenn Dezurn 125 – Raymond Chacon 124 Caleb Hernandez 146 – Anton Williamson 147 Anthony Cintron 126 – Rennard Oliver 125 Promoter : GH3 Promotions ... Read More »

Gavronski to Meet Ibarra in 10 Round Main Event at Battle at the Boat 98 on November 15th

Tacoma, WA (October 23, 2014) On Saturday, November 15th, Brian Halquist Productions presents: Battle at the Boat 98; live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with the first of six bouts scheduled to start at 7:00PM. The main event of the evening will see talented Tacoma native, Mike Gavronski (14-1-1, 10 KOs) face off against Gerardo Ibarra (14-1-0, ... Read More »

Refocused Camacho Jr. begins second comeback

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 23rd, 2014) — Two years ago, with pressure to raise a family and provide his children with a stable home, Angel Camacho Jr. decided to step away from boxing, still undefeated after 12 professional fights. “I could accept the fact I was no longer fighting,” said the father of three from Providence, R.I., “but it was difficult ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS CONTINUES CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN WHILE CONTEMPORARIES WATCH FROM RETIREMENT

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PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2014) – There is one thing that virtually every professional athlete born in 1965 has in common – retirement from professional sports. The only exception is current IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins. On November 8, just two months shy of his 50th birthday, Hopkins will defend his titles against WBO Light ... Read More »

Undefeated Featherweight prospect Glenn Dezurn ready to shine this Friday night in Somerset, NJ

Somerset, NJ (October 23, 2014)–Tomorrow night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, undefeated Featherweight prospect Glenn Dezurn will take on Raymond Chacon in a bout scheduled for four rounds. In the 8-round main event, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KO’s). The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions. Dezurn of Baltimore, Maryland had ... Read More »

Cohen Confident WBA and NSAC Will Treat Kayode Fairly in Wake of Luis Ortiz’s Positive Steroid Test

According to promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, the WBA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission have a clear duty to his fighter, Lateef Kayode, should interim WBA World Heavyweight Champion Luis Ortiz’s positive post-fight drug test for the steroid nandrolone be confirmed by the NSAC in an upcoming hearing. The NSAC and WBA, say Cohen, have a duty ... Read More »

“Renegade” Robles Back in San Diego This Friday Night!

(San Diego) – San Diego fight fans will be in for treat this Friday night, October 24th, at the new home for professional boxing, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley in San Diego, when Bobby D. Presents “San Diego Fights: Back in Business”, a night of five professional fights. In the main event, the interim WBC Latino junior welterweight ... Read More »

Groves added to huge November 22 card in Liverpool

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George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) is back in action on November 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The ‘Saint’ will defend his WBC Silver title against American Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) on a bumper bill topped by the domestic grudge match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Groves returns following a unanimous ... Read More »

ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of Murray vs. Spada Middleweight Fight Live on Saturday

ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round Middleweight fight between England’s Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) and Domenico Spada (39-5, 19 KOs) of Italy, which will headline a special boxing presentation on Saturday, October 25. The show, from the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, will start at 1 p.m. ET on ... Read More »

Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO

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Oct. 23, 2014 – HBO Sports, widely acclaimed for its innovative and provocative boxing programming initiatives, introduces an all-new special when UNDER THE LIGHTS: PACQUIAO-ALGIERI debuts Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The special will dig deep and put the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown on Nov. 22 between world welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao and fast-rising challenger Chris ... Read More »

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION

LONDON (23 OCT) World championship boxing returns to terrestrial television this coming Saturday night (October 25) when Darlington’s Stuart Hall fights American Randy Caballero for the IBF world bantamweight title live on Channel 5. The show from Monte Carlo – which also features middleweight bouts Martin Murray vs. Domenico Spada and Nick Blackwell vs. Sergey Khomitsky – will commence on ... Read More »

GCP Signs ‘Slick’ Nick Kisner

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Baltimore-based cruiserweight “Slick” Nick Kisner (13-1-1, 5 KOs) to an exclusive promotional agreement. 23-year-old Kisner began boxing at six years old and was a heavily decorated amateur boxer. He was a three-time National Silver Gloves Champion, a two-time Junior National Golden Gloves Champion, a Junior Olympic Gold ... Read More »

Jean Pascal to face Donovan George on December 6 in Montreal

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal will take on Donovan George on December 6 at Bell Centre in Montreal as part of the Lucian Bute – Roberto Boloni undercard. The signing “will place Pascal in a better position with regards to high-profile fight opportunities in the future,” said Interbox President Jean Bedard. “Two big ... Read More »

Fans Attending Nov. 8 Mansour-Kassi Fight At Sands Bethlehem Can Watch Hopkins-Kovalev On TV Screens in Vision Bar at Events Center Entrance

Bethlehem, PA: Fans attending the Nov. 8 heavyweight battle between Amir Mansour, of Wilmington, DE, and Fred Kassi, of New Orleans, LA, will be able to watch the HBO telecast of the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight on numerous TV screens in the Vision Bar at the entrance to the Events Center. Anyone with a ticket to the Mansour-Kassi contest will ... Read More »

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison to face Michael Clark on November 1 at Historic DAR Constitution Hall

Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – All In Entertainment presents live Professional Boxing on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from the historic DAR Constitution Hall, featuring the very best talent from the Washington, D.C. region. The Main Event features the long awaited return home of Washington, D.C.’s own undefeated WBC Youth Welterweight Champion, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12 KOs), as he takes ... Read More »