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TOP PROMOTER LOU DIBELLA “DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT” CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS

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Las Vegas (APRIL 22nd, 2014 – Top promoter Lou Dibella “Dibella Entertainment” has confirmed that he will appear and have a Booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the inaugural Box Fan Expo that will take place this September. DiBella Entertainment (DBE) was born from the unique insights that owner Lou DiBella honed as a television executive and matchmaker. ... Read More »

Doherty, Matsuda collide in bantamweight war

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 22nd, 2014) — As far as big fights go, this is a “must-win” for Tateki Matsuda. Matt Doherty isn’t quite as desperate, but he will be once the bell rings Friday. “It’s do or die for him,” Doherty said, “but that’s the mentality I’m going with, too. “I know he’s hungry. I’ll be hungrier.” Two fighters laying ... Read More »

MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

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K. Swanson Thank you everybody for calling. We are talking about “The Moment” and this, to me, is one of the big moments we’ve been waiting for. We have one of the participants of our main event. That, of course, is Marcos Maidana, the WBA Welterweight World Champion. Also on the call we have Robert Garcia, who is a former ... Read More »

HBO LATINO BOXING DOUBLEHEADER ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 31

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NEW YORK, N Y (April 21, 2014) – On Saturday, May 31, boxing returns to The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas with an exciting doubleheader featuring Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna taking on Juan Antonio Rodriguez and Luis Rosa against Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle. Tickets start at just $37 for the event, which will take place in the Tropicana Pavilion. ... Read More »

Hopkins-Shumenov weights

BLUE CORNER RED CORNER MAIN EVENT – IBF, WBA, & IBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLES – 12 ROUNDS Bernard HOPKINS vs. Beibut SHUMENOV Philadelphia, PA Shymkent, KAZ 54-6-2 (32 KOs) 14-1 (9 KOs) Weight: 172.4 lbs. Weight: 174.4 lbs. CO-MAIN EVENT – IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE – 12 ROUNDS Shawn PORTER vs. Paulie MALIGNAGGI Akron, OH Brooklyn, NY 23-0-1 (14 KOs) 33-5 ... Read More »

GARY SHAW FIGHTERS MARCH UP WBC RANKINGS

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NEW JERSEY (April 19, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions is happy to announce the ranking updates of six GSP fighters, who have worked their way up the WBC ratings. Fighting in a heavyweight elimination bout, is # 4 ranked contender Bryant Jennings (18-0, 11 KOs). Former two-time Australian Middleweight world champion, Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs), is ranked # 2. ... Read More »

AWE to Air WBA World Championship LIVE this Saturday

San Diego, CA – April 18, 2014 – Don’t miss an explosive afternoon of world-championship boxing this weekend as undefeated WBA world champion Scott Quigg (27-0-2) battles proven challenger Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-2-1) for the WBA Super Bantamweight World Championship, live and exclusively on AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment.. This exciting afternoon of live boxing takes place this Saturday, April ... Read More »

‘PROFESSOR’ HOPKINS FIGHTING FOR LEGACY AS HE LOOKS TO TAME ‘STUDENT’ SHUMENOV IN WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (April 18) – Veteran Bernard Hopkins has warned his Kazakhstani opponent ‘to get ready for school’ as he does battle this weekend looking to enhance his unique legacy. The 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight world champion goes up against WBA Super champion Beibut Shumenov in a world title unification taking place at the DC Armory in Washington DC, this Saturday ... Read More »

Brandon Adams looks to stay undefeated with win over Gatica in Boxcino semifinals

Philadelphia, PA (APRIL 18, 2014)–Two undefeated fighters remain in the Boxcino 2014 Middleweight tournament. Brandon Adams of Los Angeles raised a lot of eyebrows with his 4th round stoppage over Daniel Edouard in the quarterfinals that took place on February 28 in Hammond, Indiana. Adams, who is now 13-0 with 9 knockouts takes Raymond Gatica (14-2, 9 KO’s) in the ... Read More »

Weights from Verona, NY

Boxcino Middleweight semi weigh in

Brandon Adams 161 – Raymond Gatica 158 Vitalii Kopylenko 160 – Willie Monroe Jr. 160 (BOXCINO MIDDLEWEIGHT SEMIFINAL BOUTS) Donovan Dennis 226 – Nat Heaven 233 Cornelius Whitlock 145 – Greg Jackson 144 Cecil McCalla 149 – Antonio Chaves Fernandez 150 Simeon Hardy 155 – Rahman Yusubov 155 Marcus Hall 153 – Raphael Luna 152.5 Promoter: Banner Promotions Venue: Turning ... Read More »

SAN ANTONIO’S ANNUAL FIESTA CELEBRATION BRINGS A STACKED TEXAN UNDERCARD TONIGHT TO THE ILLUSIONS THEATER AT THE ALAMODOME

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 18) – A stacked 10-fight card is set to kick off the city’s annual Fiesta Celebration at the Illusions Theater at Alamodome in San Antonio tonight! The future of boxing will be on display for the always enthusiastic fight fans of San Antonio. Featured in key undercard bouts will be Texas’ finest when Joseph Rodriguez Jr., ... Read More »

Unafraid and unfiltered, Diekmann returns April 25

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 17th, 2014) — There’s no real science to Josh Diekmann’s game plan. “I go out there and try to hit the other guy hard and not let him hit me that hard,” Diekmann said. “It’s a lot simpler than people make it out to be.” And what if the other guy does hit as hard? “Who gives ... Read More »

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY KICKS OFF SEASON THREE WITH AN ALL-NEW EDITION DEBUTING SATURDAY, APRIL 19

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns for its latest edition SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (12:05-12:35 a.m. 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 »

AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK TO CARRY MILITARY VETERAN SAMMY VASQUEZ JR. & ENTIRE THREE-FIGHT SHOBOX TELECAST THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 18 ON SHOWTIME

NEW YORK (April 17, 2014) – Nearly 1 million uniformed military personnel serving abroad will be able to watch and support U.S. Armed Forces veteran Sammy Vasquez, Jr., as part of a special agreement between SHOWTIME® and the American Forces Network. Vasquez, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, is featured in the opening bout of Friday’s ShoBox: The ... Read More »

JEAN PASCAL WITH GYM AND INTERBOX NEXT FIGHT IN SEPTEMBER

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MONTREAL (April 16, 2014) — This afternoon at La Cage aux Sports Boucherville, Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox announced that they had reached an agreement with Jean Pascal Promotions to ensure the services of the NABF Champion and WBC Diamond Belt light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), who recently defeated Lucian Bute. The multi-fight agreement was signed ... Read More »

PELTZ, GULFSTREAM ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF THOMAS LaMANNA TO PROMOTIONAL CONTRACT

Philadelphia, PA—Peltz Boxing Promotions, of Philadelphia, and Gulfstream Co., LLC., of Jersey City, NJ, today announced the formal signing of junior middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna to an exclusive promotional agreement. “Young prospects like Thomas LaManna are the reason I’m still in this business, said J Russell Peltz, president of Peltz Boxing. “LaManna is coming off the biggest win of his ... Read More »

FIVE MUST-SEE FEATURES ON UFC’S FAN APP, POWERED BY METROPCS

owered by MetroPCS®. Available for free worldwide, UFC’s Fan App is designed to enhance the way fans around the world watch fights and interact with the UFC. As the ultimate all-in-one fight night companion, the app helps fans to enhance the fight night experience no matter if they are watching at the arena, at home, at a bar or somewhere ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHTS BRYANT JENNINGS & MIKE PEREZ COLLIDE IN A WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR AND DANIEL GEALE BATTLES MATTHEW MACKLIN SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014 AMERICAN BANK CENTER in CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS LIVE ON HBO®

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Corpus Christ, Texas (April 17, 2014) Undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT “By By” JENNINGS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE “The Rebel” PEREZ, fighting out of Cork, Ireland will clash in a World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Heavyweight Title Eliminator on SATURDAY, MAY 24, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas and televised LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark® ... Read More »

KID GALAHAD LAYS DOWN THE GAUNTLET TO SCOTT QUIGG

London (17 April) Kid Galahad is “ready and willing” to fight domestic rival Scott Quigg after his next fight. The undefeated newly crowned European super bantamweight champion, Galahad, next fights at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, on May 10th, live on Channel 5 and is out to show he is ready to face and destroy the Mancunian world champion. “Let’s face ... Read More »

‘I’M GOING TO RECLAIM WHAT’S RIGHTFULLY MINE AFTER BRONER DEBACLE’ DECLARES MALIGNAGGI AS HE EYES THIRD WORLD TITLE AGAINST PORTER LIVE ON BOXNATION

Paulie Malignaggi

LONDON (April 17) – Paulie Malignaggi has vowed to claim his third world title this weekend after he felt he was unjustly stripped of his belt against brash-talking Adrien Broner. The Brooklyn star goes in against the newly crowned IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter this Saturday night, live on BoxNation, on a stacked card headlined by the ageless Bernard Hopkins ... Read More »

THE MAXINUTRITION KNOCKOUT SEMI-FINALS LAND IN LEEDS ON MAY 17

London (17 April) Hennessy Sports are proud to announce that we are bringing the MaxiNutrition Knockout semi-finals to Leeds Town Hall on May 17, live on Channel 5. After two blistering sets of quarter-finals we are delighted to bring the next stage of the competition to Leeds, featuring home town fighter and newly crowned British light heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe, ... Read More »

FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION MIKE TYSON MAKING THE MOST OF HIS TIME IN PITTSBURGH IN ADVANCE OF FRIDAY’S SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (April 16, 2014) – Legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson took a break from his promotional duties for Friday’s ShoBox The New Generation tripleheader to enjoy arcade games with two of his children at Latitude 40 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions will make its promotional debut on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, ... Read More »

TYSON, THE PROMOTER, FIRES UP THE FIGHTERS DURING THURSDAY’S SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE & WEIGH-IN

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MONROEVILLE, Pa. (April 17, 2014) – It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. Tyson seemed right at home in his new role as promoter Thursday as he guided his Iron Mike Productions fighters through the final press conference and weigh-in for tomorrow’s ShoBox: The New Generation event. Friday’s ... Read More »

‘Pittsburgh Power’ FACT SHEET

WHAT: “Pittsburgh Power” professional boxing WHEN: Friday, April 18, 2014 WHERE: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA WHO: Vacant WBC Interim FECARBOX Lightweight Championship (10) Alexei Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), Miami, Florida by way of Cuba vs. Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs) Vacant WBC Junior Welterweight Championship (8) Felix Diaz (14-0, 8 KOs), Oxnard, California by way of Dominican Republic vs. ... Read More »

Marcos Maidana Media Workout & Quotes from Oxnard, California

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OXNARD, Calif. (April 15, 2014) – Approximately 200 fans and media that included several television camera crews, newspaper and online reporters, photographers and video bloggers turned out to watch WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana during his media day on Tuesday, April 15 at The Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard. The Argentine Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) is ... Read More »