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Boxcino 2015 Kicks Off on Friday, February 13 Live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights From Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

UNCASVILLE, CONN. (December 26, 2014) – The popular boxing elimination tournament, Boxcino 2015, will make its season debut, Friday, February 13, 2015, featuring four quarterfinal bouts in the junior middleweight division at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The entire Boxicino 2015 series will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Promoted by Banner Promotions and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic ... Read More »

GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN TRAINS THROUGH CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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Big Bear Lake, CA (December 25, 2014) While wishing his fans across the globe a “Merry Christmas”, WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN spent the holiday training for his upcoming world title defense against two-time world title challenger MARTIN MURRAY, the WBC’s #1 ranked middleweight set for Saturday, February 21 at the Salle des Etoiles in ... Read More »

NBC To Air ‘WSOF Unstoppable’ This Saturday

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 24, 2014) – Following a spectacular year of world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action, NBC will recap the paths that seven World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) world champions took to capture gold with ‘WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship,’ a special 90-minute program that premieres on the broadcast network on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 2:30 p.m. EST/11:30 ... Read More »

Christmas Present Arrives Early: Lewkowicz Renews Contract with Fortuna

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Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing got his Christmas present a day early this year, as former interim WBA World featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna has renewed his long-term promotional contract. One of the sport’s most exciting knockout punchers, 25-year-old Fortuna (26-0-1, 19 KOs), from the Dominican Republic, is considered an irreplaceable member of the Sampson Boxing stable. “This ... Read More »

Harry Joe Yorgey to fight for WBU World Middleweight title, January 24 at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey

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Pennsauken, NJ (December 24, 2014)–On Saturday night, January 24 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the inaugural boxing will take place with local favorite and Middleweight contender, Harry Joe Yorgey taking part in a bout for the WBU World Middleweight title. The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions. Yorgey of Bridgeport, ... Read More »

Gavronski to take on Rose in special Friday night edition of Battle at the Boat

Tacoma, Washington (December 23, 2014) Brian Halquist Productions is starting the New Year off with a bang; presenting Battle at the Boat 99, live from the Emerald Queen Casino on Friday, January 9th. Headlining this stellar card will be Tacoma’s own Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (15-1-1 10KO’s) versus Lynnwood, California’s Louis Rose (11-2-1 3KO’s) in a 10-round main event. The ... Read More »

Team Chagaev mourns Fritz Sdunek

WBA world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev and his promoter Timur Dugazaev are shocked of the passing away of their trainer and longtime friend Fritz Sdunek. “I just cannot believe it and cannot find words to express my grief”, says Chagaev. “We have been in the gym together just a few days ago. Fritz was not only the best boxing coach ... Read More »

Arturo Gatti Marathon Friday on Fight Network

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NEW YORK/TORONTO (Dec. 23, 2014) – Fight Network is going to celebrate Boxing Day in style this Friday (Dec. 26), airing six fights featuring the late, great Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (40-9, 31 KOs) from 9 a.m. ET — 9 p.m. ET. Gatti was arguably boxing’s most popular, exciting fighter from his professional debut in 1991 until his retirement in 2007. ... Read More »

Over 6.2 Million Viewers Tune into “Fist of Power II” in China

LAS VEGAS, NEV (December 23, 2014) – Top Rank®, SECA and Sands China Ltd., who have been building the growth of boxing in the People’s Republic of China by producing and promoting seven world championship events in Macao over the past 20 months, announced that the second installment of their latest joint venture, “Fists of Power” attracted over 6.2 million ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES KEN BERGER AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF ASIA

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Singapore – The UFC® today announced the appointment of Kenneth K. Berger as its Executive Vice President and General Manager of Asia. Berger, 49, has a proven track record of business success throughout Asia, having worked across the region for the last 25 years. With an MBA from Thunderbird, American School of International Management, Berger went on to build his ... Read More »

Quotes from Kovalev-Pascal Presser

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BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec, Canada, Dec. 22, 2014 – In the first face-off between the triple light heavyweight champion and the former holder of several belts in the same weight division, there was nothing but respect all around at a press conference that was held Monday to officially kick off the unified Light Heavyweight World Championship fight that will take place between ... Read More »

DERRICK WEBSTER HOSTS 1st ANNUAL TOY DRIVE IN CAMDEN

Camden, N.J. (Monday, December 22, 2014) – Undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (18-0, 9 KOs) is well known for being active in the community and giving back as much as he possibly can. His charitable persona was on full display this past weekend in Camden, hosting the first of what will be an annual toy ... Read More »

TSN, RDS and Fight Network Become the New Canadian Home for UFC Content in Multi-Year Media Deal

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Toronto (December 22, 2014) – TSN, RDS, Fight Network and UFC® today announced a new multi-year agreement for Canadian media rights to UFC global events. Bell Media’s TSN and RDS will deliver a slate of marquee UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night™ events, and The Ultimate ... Read More »

Bellator MMA finalizes Spike TV lineup for “Manhoef vs. Shlemenko” With Addition of Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 22, 2014) – The four-fight Spike TV-broadcast main card is now complete for February’s “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko” event with a battle of undefeated prospects, as Chris “The Cutt” Honeycutt (5-0) meets Clayton MacFarlane (4-0) in a welterweight contest. Featuring a thrilling middleweight matchup between two of the most dangerous strikers in all of mixed martial ... Read More »

Ismail Özen and Timur Dugazaev win in Hamburg

Supermiddleweight contender Ismail Özen scored his 12th win in his 14th pro fight Saturday night in front of 2,000 fans at CU Arena in Hamburg, Germany, by stopping Haris Calakovic from Serbia in the fifth round. After a slow start Özen unleashed his fury in the fifth nailing Calakovic to the corner with a barrel of unanswered punches forcing his ... Read More »

SELDIN WINS TITLE IN WAR WITH JARGAL AT ROCKIN FIGHTS 16

In front of a sold out standing room crowd last night, December 20th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 16th installment of the popular Rockin Fights series. Undefeated power punching prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin, 15-0 12KO’s, Shirley, NY, captured the vacant WBC International Jr. Welterweight title with a thrilling 9th round TKO ... Read More »

RANDY CABALLERO DEFENDS IBF BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FOR FIRST TIME AGAINST ALBERTO GUEVARA AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON FEBRUARY 27

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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 22) – After piling up 12 wins in 12 fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) went on the road in search of a world championship. On October 25, it was mission accomplished for “El Matador” after he defeated England’s Stuart Hall in Monte Carlo. On ... Read More »

Showtime Boxing On Showtime Extreme: Quotes

SHELTON, Wash. (Dec. 19, 2014) – The eight fighters who will compete on SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 20, made weight Friday at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash. In the 12-round main event, southpaw interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Andres “El Jinete” Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs), ... Read More »

THOMAS DULORME GIVES BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY IN PUERTO RICO

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PUERTO RICO (December 19, 2014) – Since coming home to Puerto Rico after his spirited HBO Boxing After Dark victory against Hank Lundy, world title contender Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KO’s), has been very active in his community, participating in charity events with the World Boxing Organization (WBO). On this afternoon, the NABF Jr. Welterweight champion made his own charity ... Read More »

JI XIAN DEFEATS SONG YA DONG BY UNANIMOUS DECISION PLUS: ADRIAN PANG EMERGES VICTORIOUS OVER VINCENT LATOEL ALSO: LI KAI WEN WINS BEIJING FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT AND LI WEI BIN WINS BEIJING FLYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

19 December 2014 – Beijing, China: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), kicked off ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS with an amazing show at the Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing, China. In partnership with IMC Live, ONE FC treated fans to a night of world-class mixed martial ... Read More »

ROAD TO ALVARADO-RIOS 3 PREMIERES SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 ON HBO®

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Dec. 19, 2014 – HBO Boxing presents “Road to Alvarado-Rios 3,” a compelling special spotlighting the upcoming final chapter of a trilogy that appears primed to go into the history books as one of the most heated rivalries of the current era. Welterweights Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios, widely known for their unrelenting desire to fight until the final bell, ... Read More »

BOXNATION ENDS 2014 WITH A BANG WITH KNOCKOUT ARTIST STEVENSON THIS FRIDAY BEFORE AN EXPLOSIVE NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

LONDON (Dec 19) – BoxNation will end 2014 with a bang this Friday night with knockout artist Adonis Stevenson’s battle with Dmitry Sukhotsky, before ushering in a blitzing start to the New Year. ‘The Channel of Champions’ is set to pick up where they left off with some mammoth fights in 2015 starting with the heavyweight world title fight between ... Read More »

Nick Blackwell: “All I want for Christmas is a fight against Eubank Jr.”

LONDON (19 DEC) Avoided middleweight contender Nick Blackwell has promised to skip turkey and Christmas dinner altogether this year if a fight against Chris Eubank Jr can be made for 2015. The Trowbridge man is currently mandatory challenger for Billy Joe Saunders’ British title, but expects the champion to vacate the belt in the coming weeks. This, he believes, will ... Read More »

Official Weights from Huntington

MAIN EVENT WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Cletus Seldin v. Bayan Jargal Shirley, NY Arlington, VA 14-0 11KO 17-5-3 11KO 139.2lb 139.4lb Cletus Seldin and Bayan Jargal 8 ROUNDS Joe Smith Jr. v. Maxell Taylor Mastic Beach, NY Baltimore, MD 16-1 13KO 18-9-1 8KO 178.8 lb 181.2 lb Maxwell Taylor and Joe Smith Jr. 6 ROUNDS Anthony Karperis v. Ian James Hicksville, ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Enfusion 23 LIVE this Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the final 2014 edition of Enfusion Live this Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. ET, as Enfusion 23 emanates from Antwerp, Belgium, headlined by a -67kg world championship clash between Morocco’s Ilias Bulaid and Uzbekistan’s Zahid Zairov. Fight Network’s live broadcast will ... Read More »

BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER AND DON KING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS

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(Dec. 18, 2014) — With one of the most potentially explosive, must-see heavyweight matchups in recent history less than a month away, hard-hitting WBC World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder participated in a media teleconference call Thursday to discuss their eagerly anticipated heavyweight world title fight on Saturday, Jan. 17 live ... Read More »

“JO JO” DAN RETURNS IN REMATCH AGAINST KEVIN BIZIER

New York, NY/Quebec City, Canada (12/18/14) – DiBella Entertainment’s (DBE) world-rated welterweight contender Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion, 33-2 (18 KOs), IBF No. 2, will end 2014 participating in the most crucial bout of his career when he faces off against Canadian rival Kevin Bizier, 23-1 (16 KOs), IBF No. 5, in a highly anticipated rematch tomorrow night, at the ... Read More »

Rejuvenated Antonio Tarver Calls out David Haye

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TAMPA (Dec. 18, 2014) – All five-time world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015. Tarver had been sending direct tweets for the past six months to Haye, who hasn’t fought in more than two ... Read More »