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Lawson Edges Prescott in Slugfest on ESPN

A vivacious crowd accented a special Thursday night edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, that was headlined by a 10-rounder featuring a battle royal to top off the appropriately named “Noche De Combates”. Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson 24-0, (20 KOs) of Ghana earned a hard fought 10 round split decision over Colombian Breidis “El Khanqueror” ... Read More »

Ageless Amateur Boxers to compete in Coconut Creek Florida for Ringside’s StrikeGym Masters Championships

Bernard Hopkins will not be the only 45+ year old boxer competing on November 8th. Fight sporting goods company Ringside/Combat Brands from Lenexa Kansas has joined forces with StrikeGym in Coconut Creek Florida to bring a new segment to their Ringside Boxing Tournament Series, exclusively for the ageless fighters. Amateur boxers from the ages of 35-78 will take part in ... Read More »

Cory Spinks gives back to USA Boxing; Adds a generation


By Johnny Schulz- Former undisputed welterweight world champion and future Hall of Famer Cory Spinks has come full circle with his passion for boxing and is contributing to the humble grass roots of the sport that gave him a long and successful career. Since retiring Spinks has become a certified USA Amateur Boxing trainer and has flourished in South Florida ... Read More »

Barthelemy picks up IBF Jr. lightweight Strap; Light heavyweight Savigne stops Lacy


Miami, Florida got treated to Mike Tyson’s Judgement Day on Thursday, July 10 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and was shared around the country LIVE On FOX Sports 1. Iron Mike celebrated his birthday week with an excellent show which staged a main event rematch between Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez 22-3-1 (11KO) and Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy ... Read More »

Robert Garcia breaks Victor Cayo down and stops him in 6. Gonzalez squeaks by Medina.

Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) stalked and beat Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-5, 23 KOs) for much of Thursday’s ESPN Thursday Night Fights-televised 10-round welterweight showdown breaking him down with strong punches and relentless pressure. Garcia of Weslaco, Texas walked through everything and anything Cayo had to offer. Cayo of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was able to land shots ... Read More »

Cancer Survivor Daniel Jacobs to Host Fundraising Event for the Get in the Ring Foundation at StrikeGym in Coconut Creek FL.


2012 Comeback Fighter of the Year Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs’ Get In The Ring Foundation and the Sabrina Cohen Foundation have teamed up with StrikeGym in Coconut Creek for a Fundraiser to “Knock Out Paralysis”! This Saturday, October 12th. StrikeGym’s the doors will be open to the public to come enjoy the facilities as well as live music and two ... Read More »

Derrick Wilson digs deep and upsets Brualio Santos as Golden Boy rocks South Florida

Boxing was back at the BB&T tonight with the second installment of Golden Boy Boxing at the BB&T Center in Sunrise Florida. This card was stacked with excellent young Golden Boy talent who all were matched with fierce competitors, … well with the exception of one disgraceful “fighter” with loose screws. The main event showcased featherweights Brualio Santos and Derrick ... Read More »

Florida Golden Gloves State set to crown champions this weekend

The 2013 Florida State Golden Gloves tournament is set to take place this weekend with the help of this years host Lou Martinez, owner of Palm Beach Boxing. “I feel like a kid in a candy store,” Martinez said about given the opportunity to host the event. “I’ve had a number of my fighters participate and there have been so ... Read More »

Jr. Welterweight Johan Perez narrowly gets by Stevie Forbes in Sunrise.

The first installment of Golden Boy’s Boxing Series at the BB&T Center in Sunrise FL showcased Johan “El Terrible” Perez 16- 1-1, 12 KOs squeaking by with a majority decision win over former world champion Stevie “2Pounds” Forbes 35-12, 11 KOs in a Jr. Welterweight matchup. The Venezuelan Perez had problems with Forbes, letting the smaller faster fighter inside with ... Read More »

Rances Barthelemy steals a decision win over Arash Usmanee; Jonathan Gonzalez outboxes Pooh Ennis

A very controversial decision capped an exciting 12-round elimination bout for the IBF’s #2 position at super featherweight between Miami-based Cuban Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) and previously undefeated Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs) season debut of ESPN Friday Night Fights, live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. Afghani-Canadian Usmanee closed the show ... Read More »

Khabib Allakhverdiev wins WBA Super Lightweight crown

Khabib Allakhverdiev captured the WBA title by out punching former two division champion and previously undefeated Joan Guzman 33-1-1(20KO). The very entertaining main event ended with a knee injury to Guzman caused by an accidental foul. The atmosphere at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. had the feel major world championship fight as Guzman made a crowd pleasing and energetic ... Read More »

Lightweight Contender Angelo Santana arrives on ShoBox; Twinkle Fingers Hernandez gets win

In the main event of Friday’s SHOWTIME-televised ShoBox: The New Generation live from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL, undefeated lightweight contender Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-0, 11 KOs), devastated previously unbeaten Johnny Garcia (13-1,8 KOs) with a sensational knockout in the fifth round that left Garcia out cold on the canvas. Santana started a little slow while accepting a ... Read More »

AIBA suspends USA Boxing

USA Boxing just received notification from AIBA, the international federation for boxing, that all amateur boxing activities in the United States are immediately suspended. The suspension cancels all sanctioned competitions; coach and official clinics; boxing club activities; membership registrations; and insurance coverage. USA Boxing and our insurance companies will not take any insurance claims until the AIBA suspension is remedied ... Read More »

VIDEO: Jason Gavern

Johnny Schulz catches up with former WBC Caribbean Champ and current UBC Champion Jason Gavern, who speaks about his upcoming fight with Steve Cunningham September 8th in Newark NJ. Read More »

VIDEO:FRANCISCO “GATO” FIGUEROA’s Johnny Schulz caught up with light welterweight Francisco “Gato” Figueroa by telephone, following his unanamous decision loss to hard hitting Briedis Presscot. Figueroa is following his montra of Cant Stop Wont Stop and still has plenty of fight left in him. Figueroa’s, recent battle with Presscot, his future and a move to lightweight is discussed. Read More »

Breidis Prescott outpoints Francisco Figueroa in Miami, Barthelemy remains unbeaten.

Warriors Boxing Promotions presented Miami Warfare II at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami tonight and the crowd was treated to a delight of a card which was headlined by a very entertaining bout between hard hitting Colombian Breidis Prescott 26-4(18KO)and Bronx native Gato Figueroa 20-5-1(13KO). Prescott is often noted for handing Amir Khan his first shocking knockout loss ... Read More »

Tony ‘TNT’ Grano knocks out Williamson to capture the NABF Heavyweight Title at the Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida.

HOLLYWOOD,FL–Don King Productions did it again with another action packed night of professional boxing the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Florida. A night full of excellent knockouts and a star studded crowd left the fans on their feet cheering for more Don King Boxing. And the new NABF heavyweight champion is Tony “TNT” Grano 20-2-1(16KO) after a ... Read More »

Final Press Conference Quotes Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Paradise Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fla.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Fighters spoke in front of the press for the final time today before the “Viva Don King II” boxing card takes place on Saturday in Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Promoter Don King hosted the press conference, and all participants promised their best performance possible when they enter the ring. Tickets ... Read More »

Media Workout Quotes Monday, June 18, 2012 Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fla.

Hollywood, Fla.—Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King was joined by many of the principal fighters on Saturday’s “Viva Don King II” boxing card at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., for media workouts today inside Hard Rock Live, the same venue where the fights will be held. Heavyweight fighters Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-1, 15 KOs), from ... Read More »

‘Viva Don King II’ Boxing Card At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino On Saturday, June 23

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Don King returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with a “Viva Don King II” boxing event on Saturday, June 23 that will feature three heavyweight fights and local Cuban favorites Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez and undefeated Angelo “La Cobra” Santana. North American Boxing Federation No. 1-ranked heavyweight, and former U.S. ... Read More »