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Gavronski to headline Battle at the Boat’s 100th show from the EQC on Saturday, March 28th

Tacoma, Washington (March 4, 2015) Brian Halquist Productions is proud to announce a very special night of fights, as the Battle at the Boat series celebrates its 100th show on Saturday, March 28th live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Headlining this milestone event will be hometown favorite, Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (16-1-1, 10KOs) vs. Maurice Louishomme (8-1-1, ... Read More »

CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND HOUSTON & SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCES QUOTES

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LOS ANGELES (March 4) -Two of boxing’s toughest warriors, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland hosted press conferences on Tuesday, March 3 in Houston at Minute Maid Park and San Antonio at The Aztec Theater to announce details for their 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston on May 9. Oscar De ... Read More »

BLUE-CHIP PROSPECT IEVGEN KHYTROV TO BE FEATURED ON THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

New York, NY (3/4/15) – This Friday night, Ievgen Khytrov (8-0, 8KO’s), arguably the most promising young prospect in all of boxing, returns to the bright lights of ESPN Friday Night Fights when he squares off against dangerous Puerto Rican contender Jorge Melendez (28-4-1, 26KO’s) in the 10-round co-feature bout of the evening, live from the MGM Grand in Las ... Read More »

TERENCE CRAWFORD AND THOMAS DULORME TO ANNOUNCE WORLD TITLE FIGHT AT DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA PRESS CONFERENCE

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ARLINGTON, TX (March 4, 2015) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) 2014 Fighter of the Year TERENCE CRAWFORD and THOMAS DULORME, the No. 2 world-rated junior welterweight contender, will host a Dallas/Fort Worth area press conference announcing their world championship rumble, Tomorrow! Thursday, March 5, on the arena floor ... Read More »

Vincent to defend UBF title April 3 against Ruiz

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 4th, 2015) — Now that she’s finally a world champion, Shelly Vincent must face the same challenges every title-holder faces each time she steps inside the ring, most notably the prospect of staring down a hungry opponent desperate to take what’s hers. Five months after capturing the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) super bantamweight title, Vincent (13-0, ... Read More »

BOXNATION SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS DEAL KICKING-OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH RISING SUPERSTARS KEITH THURMAN, ADRIEN BRONER AND ABNER MARES

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LONDON (4 March) – BoxNation will air a host of top fights from the Premier Boxing Champions series, starting this weekend with rising superstars Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner. ‘The Channel of Champions’ has three great fights cards as part of the deal, with the highly-touted Thurman to get the ball rolling when he takes on the unrelenting Robert Guerrero ... Read More »

Undefeated Junior Middleweight Harrison to Meet Smith on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

The March 6 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature undefeated up-and-coming junior middleweight Tony “Superbad” Harrison (19-0, 16 KOs) and veteran “The Truth” Antwone Smith (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round junior middleweight main event. Friday’s show will air live at 11 p.m. ET ... Read More »

PRO BOXING BACK IN GLENDALE, CA ON MARCH 14TH

Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing, Art of Boxing Promotions, and the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California, brings Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas back to the “Jewel City” on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00pm. Following up two sold out events in August and December, GLENDALE FIGHT NIGHT VII will once again feature prospects from the Top Rank ... Read More »

Quotes from Chilemba-Lepkihin Media Conference Call

Isaac Chilemba [On his shorter training camp] First of all, I thank God for this opportunity. I am fighting on HBO and it is a dream come true. When I am back home, I always keep in shape so training in the United States is just a tune up for me before the fight. I am really looking forward to ... Read More »

UFC® CONGRATULATES THE LABOR GOVERNMENT FOR REGULATORY CHANGE IN VICTORIA

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Melbourne, Australia – The UFC® today applauded the State of Victoria Labor Government for executing a ministerial directive designed to increase safety within the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by allowing the sport to be conducted in a much safer fenced-in enclosure. The directive was announced this morning at a press conference held by The Honourable John Eren, Minister ... Read More »

Paul Andrade, Father/trainer of WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade responds to Erislandy Lara

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Providence, RI (March 3, 2015)–The following is a response to WBA Super Welterweight champion Erislandy Lara from Paul Andrade, the father/trainer of undefeated WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade: Dear Mr. Erislandy Lara: In response to your comments, whoever wrote your response should get their facts correct. When we listen to you, we see the final triumph of stupidity in ... Read More »

Laila Ali to be Inducted into IWBHF 2015 Class July 11, 2015 – Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

PORTLAND, OR – (March 3, 2015) Laila Ali, who in the early and middle years of the new century, was the acknowledged “face” of Women’s boxing during what will likely be remembered as the final flourishing time for the sport in the United States, will enter the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class. Ali ... Read More »

Salita inks Kazakh Knockout artist Bakhtier Eubov

Brooklyn, NY (March 3, 2015)–Salita’s Promotions is excited to announce another future star has been added to their roster. Now opponents who will be getting in the ring with Bakhtiyar Eyubov, they might not be so excited, because the prospect is by all accounts a power hitter. Eyubov, 5-0 as a professional, with five knockous to his credit, comes from ... Read More »

Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino – Friday, May 15 on Spike TV

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 3, 2015) – Undefeated Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon “Bull” Halsey (8-0) looks to defend his belt for the first time when he takes on towering Hawaiian scrapper Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (21-14). The contest serves as the headlining bout of “Bellator: Halsey vs. Grove,” which takes place on Friday, May 15, at Pechanga Resort ... Read More »

***CAMP NOTES*** BRONCO BILLY WRIGHT

LAS VEGAS (March 3, 2015) – 50-year old WBC #17 heavyweight contender, “Bronco” Billy Wright (46-4, 37 KOs), is less than two weeks away from his upcoming 10-round main event bout with Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-2, 20 KOs). The bout takes place at the We Ko Pa Casino in Fort McDowell, Arizona on the RJJ Boxing Promotions card March 13, ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Glazkov A World Away from His Home Country of Ukraine But Focused on Cunningham and the Chance at a World Title

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Oxnard, CA: On March 14 Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will face Steve “USS” Cunningham for the #1 position in the IBF and the USBA Heavyweight Title as the co-feature on the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast. Although Cunningham is a formidable opponent, the 30-year old from Lugansk, Ukraine faced much bigger adversity outside of the ring over the last year. ... Read More »

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO HONOR ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL VAZQUEZ-RAFAEL MARQUEZ RIVARLY WITH CLASSIC FIGHTS, ROUNDS, PHOTOS, STATS & MORE

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NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer boxing fans a chance to relive one of boxing’s most intense and brutal rivalries as it rolls out content in celebration of the classic showdowns between Mexican legends Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez. Tonight, on the eighth anniversary of their epic first battle, SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT) will present ... Read More »

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY RETURNS FOR ITS SEASON PREMIERE TUESDAY, MARCH 17 ON HBO

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns for its season premiere TUESDAY, MARCH 17 (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 »

UFC® ANNOUNCES CHINA DIGITAL BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP

Singapore – With the exponential growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Asia, a landmark announcement was made today by UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, displaying their continued commitment to the region. The UFC has agreed to a significant new partnership with a leading digital sports platform in China, PPTV. The deal will allow Chinese UFC ... Read More »

Erislandy Lara responds to Demetrius Andrade – I already whopped that ass for free in the amateurs

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HOUSTON, TX (March 2, 2015) – WBA Champion, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara, responds to WBO Champion Demetrius Andrade’s claims that he’s not interested in a unification fight with him. “I’ll fight him anytime! My resume speaks for itself. I’m willing to fight Cotto or GGG next…you think I’m worried about this little spoiled brat? Look at my resume of ... Read More »

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HEADLINE UFC® 187 AS JONES MEETS JOHNSON AND WEIDMAN COLLIDES WITH BELFORT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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Las Vegas – On Memorial Day Weekend, two world title fights headline UFC® 187 as undisputed light heavyweight king Jon “Bones” Jones meets No. 1 contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the five-round main event. Plus, middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his belt on the line when he faces former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort Saturday, May 23 at the MGM ... Read More »

JHONNY GONZALEZ PUTS HIS TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST GARY RUSSELL JR. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28, FROM THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT IN LAS VEGAS ON SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® DOUBLEHEADER

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LAS VEGAS (March 2, 2015) – A world-class doubleheader, featuring featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) defending his 126-pound title against exciting young star Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs)in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, will take place at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, on Saturday, March 28, live on SHOWTIME (10 ... Read More »

Bellator MMA statement on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator’s competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction ... Read More »

IRELAND’S MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER SPIKE O’SULLIVAN ADDED TO “McMAYHEM IN MIDTOWN” CARD

New York, NY (3/2/15) – Fresh off his victory this past Thursday in Boston, Mass., Ireland’s once-beaten middleweight title contender Spike O’Sullivan (19-1, 12KO’s) has been added to the eagerly anticipated “McMayhem in Midtown” card, held on Saturday, March 14, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Murphy’s Boxing, Ring of Fire Promotions and ... Read More »

Stars collide in Hawn-Loffer main event

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 2nd, 2015) — Rick Hawn can’t help but smile. A 14-time vet of the Bellator Fighting Championships, Hawn (19-4, 11 KOs) didn’t make his professional mixed martial arts debut until the age of 32, a late start by anyone’s standards, but has since turned what was once a hobby into a full-time occupation. No longer working the ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Vasily Lepikhin

Oxnard, CA: As Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (17-0, 9 KOs) prepares to face Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (23-2-2, 10 KOs) for the NABF Light Heavyweight Title on March 14 in the opening bout of the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast he cannot help to reflect on his career thus far. The common misconception is that Lepikhin earned the nickname, ... Read More »

UFC® AND FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCE ALL-NEW FORMAT FOR 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

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Las Vegas, Nev. – Coming off a historic season that saw the crowning of the UFC’s first-ever women’s strawweight champion, the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter® looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against ... Read More »

ALL ACTION EXPECTED IN CANCUN DOUBLEHEADER WHEN IVAN CANO TAKES ON JOHN CARLO APARICIO AND EDGAR JIMENEZ FIGHTS HUMBERTO MORALES ON FOX DEPORTES

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 28) – Two Mexican clashes are expected to produce plenty of action today, Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, as FOX Deportes airs a pair of hard-hitting matchups featuring two of Mexico City’s best, Ivan “Macanon” Cano and Edgar “Andres” Jimenez. In the main event, Cano battles Zacatecas’ Jhon Carlo “Sireno” Aparicio in a ... Read More »