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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING APPOINTS SPORTS MEDIA EXECUTIVE CARLOS SILVA TO CEO POSITION

LAS VEGAS (July 29, 2015) –World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has appointed sports media executive Carlos Silva to the position of CEO, effectively immediately. The former President and COO of NBCU’s Universal Sports Network and former President and COO of Back9Network, Silva has launched, operated and spearheaded the ... Read More »

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON ESPN FIGHTER WORKOUT QUOTES

BROOKLYN (July 29, 2015) – Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN featured fighters were joined by local Brooklyn favorites featured on this Saturday’s undercard for a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in advance of their respective showdowns at Barclays Center. Saturday’s headlining event features undefeated star Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) as he takes on two-time world champion from Brooklyn ... Read More »

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Presented by Corona Extra Features 12-Round Doubleheader: Welterweights García vs. Malignaggi Middleweights Jacobs vs. Mora

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Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) presented by Corona Extra will feature live coverage on ESPN and WatchESPN on Saturday, August 1 from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center of two 12-round fights: a welterweight bout between undefeated Junior Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” García (30-0, 17 KOs) and Brooklyn’s Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs); and a middleweight bout between ... Read More »

Michael “The Silverback” Moore looking for big opportunity

Las Vegas (July 29, 2015)–Jr. Middleweight, Michael Moore (13-1, 6 KO’s) is currently out in Las Vegas fine tuning his skills under the leadership and training of Jeff Mayweather. Mayweather is assisting in taking the fighter that’s known as “The Silverback” to the next level. Said Moore, “I have never worked with such an incredible trainer. It’s all about being ... Read More »

AUGUST 8 HYANNIS BOXING CARD FILLED WITH FUN FACTS

Hyannis, Massachusetts [July 29, 2015] – Pro Boxing Returns Cape Cod for the first time in nearly a decade August 8th at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) in Hyannis, MA. Tickets are available now at CapeCodBoxing.com. Below are some fun facts about the August 8th event. – When Hyannis heavyweight Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) steps into the ... Read More »

Rosie Perez & Al Bernstein Host Nevada Boxing HOF Gala – Aug 8, Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS, NV (July 29, 2015) — Rich Marotta, the president and chief executive officer of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday that Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez and International Boxing Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner on Saturday, August ... Read More »

Skoglund: ‘’This is the start of a new era for Swedish boxing

Big time boxing returns to Sweden on September 19 when Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) defends his IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title against Oleskandr Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden. In a landmark decision for Swedish boxing, the country’s Martial Arts Delegation accepted an application for Skoglund to box 12 ... Read More »

UFC® HEADS TO HOUSTON WITH A WORLD TITLE FIGHT AS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CORMIER TAKES ON GUSTAFSSON

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Las Vegas –UFC® brings a light heavyweight title bout to the Lone Star State as newly crowned champion Daniel Cormier makes his first title defense against former title challenger and second-ranked Alexander Gustafsson in a five-round main event. UFC® 192: CORMIER vs. GUSTAFSSON takes over Toyota Center on Saturday, October 3. UFC returns after three consecutive sellout events, the most ... Read More »

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON ESPN FIGHTER QUOTES – DANNY GARCIA, PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, DANIEL JACOBS & SERGIO MORA

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BROOKLYN (July 28, 2015) – With just days to go until Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN fighters enter the ring for their Saturday, August 1 showdowns at Barclays Center, catch up on what the fighters have been saying in the weeks leading up to fight week. Saturday’s headlining event is the 147-pound debut of Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES ERIC WINTER AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF UFC FIGHT PASS®

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced the appointment of Eric Winter as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC FIGHT PASS®. Winter will oversee and manage the continued global expansion of UFC FIGHT PASS and ensure the over-the-top platform continues to deliver exclusive content while providing fight fans with the best possible user experience. On the appointment, Executive ... Read More »

WSOF 22: Clifford Starks Replaces Thiago Silva This Saturday

LAS VEGAS (July 28, 2015) – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that, due to a previous suspension in the state of Nevada, Thiago Silva has been declared ineligible to compete at “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields” on Saturday, Aug. 1, and will be replaced by Clifford Starks, who will face off with Silva’s scheduled opponent Mike “MAK” Kyle ... Read More »

LGM Promotions back with another card on Saturday, August 15 at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City, NJ (July 28, 2015)-On Saturday night, August 15, a special night of professional boxing will take place at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey. LGM Promotions is proud to center the fight card around the Puerto Rican Parade and Festival and Jersey City Recreation Department. To help celebrate the weekend, Puerto Rico’s only 4-division world ... Read More »

Brandon Bennett takes on Jonathan Maicelo as King’s Promotions heads south to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, August 28

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Washington, DC (July 27, 2015) On Friday night, August 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, King’s Promotions will present a spectacular night of boxing that will feature some of the best talent in the United States. In the main event, Brandon Bennett will square off with former world title challenger Jonathan ... Read More »

Barrera wants revenge for Cuba, calls out Pascal

This past Saturday night Sullivan Barrera improved his record to 16-0 with 11 knockouts when he stopped Hakim Zoulikha in the 8th round of their fight at the Mandalay Events Center. On the same card, former champion Jean Pascal won a hard fought decision over Yunieksy Gonzalez of Cuba. Barrera has been looking for a big fight and after taking ... Read More »

NEW OPPONENT FOR CARITA ON AUGUST 8 BOXING CARD IN HYANNIS

Hyannis, Massachusetts [July 27, 2015] – Pembroke’s Vinnie Carita (9-1-1, 9 KO’s) will still be in action on Saturday, August 8th at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) as part of the Boston Boxing Promotions event headlined by the Northeast Heavyweight Championship fight between Hyannis’ Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) vs. Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KO’s). Carita, however, will ... Read More »

Danny Roman Wins NABA Super Bantamweight Championship at “Locked n’ Loaded”

ORANGE, Calif. (July 26, 2015) – Danny Roman (16-2-1, 5 KOs) continued his winning ways with a landslide points victory over Daniel Noriega (27-10-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. With the victory, Roman captured the vacant NABA super bantamweight championship. “This is another step in the right direction for me,” said the 25-year-old ... Read More »

UFC® FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON MEETS RIVAL JOHN DODSON IN HIGHLY ANTICIPATED REMATCH

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Las Vegas – UFC flyweight champion and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson collides with rival John Dodson in a highly anticipated rematch Saturday, September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Johnson narrowly defeated Dodson in their first bout in 2013, with the champion surviving several knockdowns from the heavy-handed New Mexico native. Two years later, ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS DEAL WITH TOP-RATED SPANISH-LANGUAGE NETWORK ESTRELLA TV TO AIR LIVE BOXING MATCHES TWICE MONTHLY

LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2015) – Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed a three-year deal with Estrella TV, one of the fastest-growing Spanish-language television networks in the U.S., to broadcast two boxing cards live every month on its network across the country, including the popular new series LA FIGHT CLUB. Estrella TV will ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING RE-SIGNS EXPLOSIVE BANTAMWEIGHT TIMUR VALIEV

LAS VEGAS (July 27, 2015) –World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has re-signed explosive, fast-rising bantamweight (135 pounds) star Timur “Lucky” Valiev to a multi-fight, multi-year agreement. The 25-year-old Valiev’s next WSOF bout, his fourth with the promotion, will be announced soon. “We are thrilled to extend our agreement with ... Read More »

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON SPIKE MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Kelly Swanson Thanks everybody for calling in. We’re excited today to be on the phone talking about a really excellent show headlined by Antonio Tarver versus Steve Cunningham also featuring the bout between Marco Huck and Krzysztof Glowacki. We are going to start with Huck and Glowacki. This bout is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing and ... Read More »

Abraham signs contract extension with Team Sauerland

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WBO World Champion ‘King’ Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) has signed a contract extension with Team Sauerland, which will keep him tied to the powerhouse promoter until the end of 2017. Having previously agreed terms, Abraham put pen to paper following his sensational sixth-round TKO win over Robert Stieglitz on July 18 in Halle, and now, the 35 year-old two-weight ... Read More »

Uprising Promotions Brings Another Exciting Night of Boxing to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Friday, July 24, 2015) – Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions returned to the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Friday night, putting on another exciting night of boxing that was highlighted by four consecutive stoppages to close out the show. In the main event of the evening, featherweight Yenifel Vicente (27-3, 19 KOs) broke down Manuel de los Reyes Herrera (21-17-1, ... Read More »

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FOR TONIGHT’S HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT

All boxers for tonight’s HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT 11 Professional Boxing show at the Florentine Gardens have made weight during the Official Weigh-In yesterday in Burbank, California. The show is part of Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas. First Bout starts at 7:00pm SHARP. The live telecast portion starts at 8pm local time. Brian Viloria 112.8 vs. Omar Soto 114.4 ... Read More »

Official Weights from Las Vegas

Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Opening up the telecast from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada pits Jean Pascal vs. Yuniesky Gonzalez in a 10-round light heavyweight attraction. The main event features light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev defending his titles against challenger Nadjib Mohammedi for 12 rounds. Official Weights ... Read More »

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: THE HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT XI NEWSPAPER/PROGRAM

While fans attending tomorrow night’s HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT XI professional boxing show at the World Famous Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California receive their own hard copy of the one-of-a-kind HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NEWS newspaper/program, boxing fans from all over the world can now have a sneak preview electronic version including the bout card for tomorrow night’s show. Viewers watching Top ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS KERI ANNE TAYLOR-MELENDEZ TO AN EXCLUSIVE, MULTI-FIGHT KICKBOXING & MMA CONTRACT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 24, 2015) – Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the signing of Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. The 31-year-old has previously competed in kickboxing and muay Thai, but fully intends on transitioning to the sport of mixed martial arts in the future. Taylor-Melendez will debut as a kickboxer in front of her home ... Read More »