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Author Archives: Marc Abrams

THOMAS “CORNFLAKE” LAMANNA COMES HOME TO HEADLINE AT NUTLEY HIGH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY (January 4, 2012)—On Friday night, February 17th, Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions presents a special night of boxing at Nutley High School as undefeated Jr. Middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna returns to his childhood home to compete in the main event. LaManna will take part in a six round bout. LaManna of Millville, New Jersey spent the first ... Read More »

THE RETURN ON GERALD “THE JEDI” NOBLES HEADLINES SHULARS BOXING ON JANUARY 28TH AT THE FIRST DISTRICT PLAZA IN PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA (JANUARY 3, 2012)—On Saturday night January 28th, 2012, Percy “Buster” Custas Shulars Boxing Promotions presents a night of world class boxing that will be headlined the return of Heavyweight Gerald “The Jedi” Nobles in a six round bout against Marlon Hayes. Nobles of Philadelphia has a record of 26-1 with twenty-one knockouts and will be making his first start ... Read More »

Manny Pacquiao Media Day Photos

Superstar Manny Pacquiao(L) hitts the mitts with chief trainer Freddie Roach(R) during a jam-packed,standing-room-only media day at the Wildcard Boxing Club as he prepares for his upcoming third mega-fight against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions,Marquez Boxing,Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at ... Read More »

Omar Chavez takes out Martinez in first round

Omar Chavez remained undefeated with a one punch stoppage over Alberto Martinez in a scheduled ten round Welterweight bout Mexicali, Mexico. Martinez face was reddened from the outset. The two exchanged wildly for most of the first round. Chavez uncorked a perfect left hook over the jab of Martinez and dropped him to the canvas. Martinez beat the count but ... Read More »

Berto re-captures slice of Welterweight crown by stopping Zaveck on Cuts

Andre Berto won his second Welterweight championship after capturing the IBF portion when reigning champion Jan Zaveck could not continue after round five of their clash at The Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The two set a good pace early with Berto displaying lightning hand speed but Zaveck seemed unimpressed as he trucked forward and was solid ... Read More »

FOLLOW ZAVECK – BERTO LIVE!!!

Follow all the action LIVE as Jan Zaveck defends the IBF Welterweight title against former WBC champion Andre Berto. The action begins at 10:30 pm eastern/7:30 Pacific and 4:30 am on Sunday in Slovenia with a Featherweight bout between hot shot prospect Gary Russell Jr. and Leonilo Miranda. 12 ROUNDS–IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE–JAN ZAVECK (31-1, 18 KO’S) vs ANDRE BERTO (27-1, ... Read More »

FERRANTE – KARPENCY TO FIGHT FOR PA STATE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON SAT. SEPTEMBER 24TH AT HARRAHS IN CHESTER, PA

CHESTER, PA (August 30, 2011)—On Saturday night, September 24th a special and historic night of Combat Sports will take place outdoors on the racetrack at Harrah’s in Chester, Pa as Joey Eye Boxing Promotions and XF Events presents a night of boxing and Mixed Martial Arts In the main event of the boxing portion, popular Tony Ferrante will take on ... Read More »

FEMALE SENSATIONS, MELISSA HERNANDEZ AND RONICA JEFFREY SIGN WITH FISTICUFFS PROMOTIONS

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 29, 2011)—Fisticuffs Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Melissa “Hurracan” Hernandez & “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey to exclusive promotional contracts. Hernandez of New York has long been regarded as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world as she has taken on an beaten just about all of the top names between the ... Read More »

Povetkin wins portion of Heavyweight crown with decision over Chagaev

Alexander Povetkin won the “WBA Regular Heavyweight title” with a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion Rulsan Chagaev in Erfurt, Germany. Povetkin boxed well early but getting through with some body shots and uppercuts. Chagaev seemed to have found his way in round’s five through eight as he dominated and even briefly staggered Povetkin with hard left hands. Povetkin ... Read More »

Garcia decisions Serrano

Juan Garcia scored a six round majority decision over Hector Serrano in an entertaining Jr. Welterweight bout at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The two traded some solid shots throughout the fight as they both landed some good right hands. Garcia’s work was more evident as he landed some hard rights that had Serrano’s nose bleeding as early as ... Read More »

HAVOC BOXING PROMOTIONS PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & NOTES

NEW YORK (August 26, 2011)—On Thursday afternoon at Club 1849 in New York City, Rob Diaz Havoc Boxing Promotions hosted the kick off Press Conference in advance of a special night of professional boxing that will take place on Saturday night September 10th at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. In the main event, Hot Super Middleweight prospect Joel Castillo ... Read More »

VIDEO: ANDRE WARD

WBA Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward talks about his October 29 Super 6 Final showdown with WBC Champ Carl Froch Read More »

VIDEO : CARL FROCH

WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch discusses his Super 6 final Unification bout with WBA champion Andre Ward on October 29 Read More »

VIDEO: DAN GOOSSEN

Promoter Dan Goossen talks about the October 29 showdown between Andre Ward and Carl Froch plus updates Eddie Chambers, Tony Thompson and Chris Arreola Read More »

“IRISH” MICKY WARD AND FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “MERCILESS” RAY MERCER TO APPEAR AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON SEPTEMBER 14TH AT ROBERT TREAT HOTEL FIGHT CARD

NEWARK, NJ (August 22, 2011)—On Wednesday night September 14th at the Beautiful Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, Gulfstream Boxing and Gabe LaConte will present a night of world class boxing that has just been enhanced by the announcement that “Irish” Micky Ward and former Heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer will be special guests in attendance. In the main event, Michael ... Read More »

HAVOC BOXING PRESS CONFERENCE THIS THURSDAY AT 1PM AT CLUB 1849 IN NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK (August 21, 2011)—This Thursday afternoon at Club 1849 in New York City, Havoc Boxing Promotions will stage the kick off press conference for a championship night of boxing that will take place on Saturday night September 10th at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Many of the fighters who will appear on the card will be present at ... Read More »

Andrade passes Brewer test

Earlier tonight on the 2011 Season Finale of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”, 2008 U.S. Olympian, Demetrius Andrade took a step way up in class and won a dominate ten round unanimous decision over tough veteran, and winner of Season 2 of “The Contender”, Grady Brewer. Andrade might have been the much younger and less experienced of the two, but it ... Read More »

Mansour remains perfect and decisions Guinn

DOVER, DEL–Amir Mansour remained perfect as he captured the Interim NABO North American title with a ten round beatdown of former contender Dominick Guinn at Dover Downs The action started out blistering with bith guys trying to land power punches. Mansour got in four hard and quick left hooks on the ropes. A fracas broke out in the crowd in ... Read More »

Guerrero hurts shoulder; fight with Maidana off

In one of his last training sessions before his August 27th bout with Marcos Maidana, Former world champion Robert Guerrero hurt his should which is forcing the be bout to be postponed according to various reports. The whole card, which was to feature Seth Mitchell taking on Mike Mollo as part of the HBO televised show at the HP Pavilion ... Read More »

MICHAEL TORRES TO TAKE ON MARK ALEXANDER IN HEADLINING BOUT AT ROBERT TREAT HOTEL ON SEPTEMBER 14TH IN NEWARK

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (August 17, 2011)—On Wednesday night September 14th, Gulfstream Boxing Promotions and Gabe LaConte will present the second installment of the Wednesday Night Fights Series at the Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark. In the main event, Michael Torres of Jersey City, New Jersey will take on Mark Alexander in an eight round Jr. Welterweight bout. Torres has ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT JOEL CASTILLO TO HEADLINE AT HAVOC BOXING 4 ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH IN BROOKLYN, NY

BROOKLYN, NY (AUGUST 16, 2011)—On Saturday night, September 10th, undefeated Super Middleweight Joel Castillo will headline an big night of boxing that will be promoted by Rob Diaz’ Havoc Boxing Promotions that will take place at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Castllo of Bronx, New York has a record of 9-0 with six knockouts. Castillo turned pro in July ... Read More »

VIDEO: AMIR “HARDCORE” MANSOUR

Undefeated Heavyweight sensation Amir “Hardcore” Mansour talks to 15rounds.com/gfl.tv Marc Abrams about his August 19 showdown with former top contender Dominick Guinn Read More »

Lytle chokes out Hardy in retirement match

Just more than twenty-four hours after announcing his retirement, Chris Lytle choked out Dan Hardy in round three of their Welterweight bout that was the main event of a UFC on Versus show from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each had their moments until Hardy tried to shoot in with a takedown and Lytle was able to lock in ... Read More »