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TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!!! FOR MATTHYSSE – PROVODNIKOV AT 10 AM ET

Philadelphia (Feb. 26) – Tickets will go on sale TODAY!! for the sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate between former world Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov. The fight will take place on Saturday, April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions will ... Read More »

LUCAS BROWNE MADE WBA MANDATORY

AUSTRALIAN powerhouse Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne has been made the mandatory challenger for Ruslan Chagaev’s WBA heavyweight title. Hatton Promotions has worked hard to get Browne the correct opportunities at the correct time since signing him in 2012 and the Sydney-native’s rise up the rankings has been little short of mesmeric. In the past 12 months, Browne has won a ... Read More »

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW FOR MATTHYSSE – PROVODNIKOV AT 10 AM ET

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Philadelphia (Feb. 25) – Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for the sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate between former world Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov. The fight will take place on Saturday, April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions will ... Read More »

Undefeated Junior Welterweight Seldin to Meet García on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

The February 27 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 welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) and veteran Johnny García (19-2-1, 11 KOs) the 10-round junior welterweight main event. Friday’s show from the Paramount Theater in Huntington, N.Y., will ... Read More »

QUOTES AND PHOTOS FROM WEDNESDAY’S “BELLATOR: BRITISH INVASION” MEDIA DAY AT BRISTOL’S BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

BRISTOL, Conn. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Bellator MMA kicked off fight week for “Bellator: The British Invasion” on Wednesday with a very special event at the Bristol Boys and Girls Club that catered to high school wrestlers and mixed martial artists from all over Connecticut. Prior to the official “Bellator: British Invasion” press conference, fans in attendance were treated to ... Read More »

INVICTA FC 11 PRELIMS TO BE AVAILABLE ON FREE LIVE STREAM THIS FRIDAY

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the UFC®’s digital subscription service, has announced that the prelims for this Friday’s highly anticipated Invicta FC 11 event will be made available to fans around the world for free. Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs Tweet takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and kicks-off a huge weekend for female mixed ... Read More »

AUSTRALIAN STANDOUT AND TITLE CHALLENGER WILL TOMLINSON LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORK-OUT QUOTES & PHOTOS

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – Australian standout and NABF and WBO international junior lightweight title challenger “Wild” Will Tomlinson hosted a Los Angeles media work-out at Westside Boxing Club on Tuesday, Feb. 24 before his championship bout against Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas in San Antonio, Texas on March 12. The title fight will also be televised live on HBO Latino® ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA CONTINUES GROWTH WITH NEW TERRITORIES

Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2015) — Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announces that Electus International has secured new deals for Bellator MMA™ with broadcasters in Australia (Network Ten), France (RTL9), Italy (Discovery), Spain (15 TV), Portugal (SIC) and Croatia (Fight Channel), exemplifying the widespread growth the emerging mixed martial arts (MMA) league ... Read More »

CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND SET FOR MAY 9 FROM MINUTE MAID PARK IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – The wait is over. Two of boxing’s toughest warriors, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and the Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will clash in a 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions will ... Read More »

Antoine Douglas to take on Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna in Sho Box headliner on Friday, March 13 at the Space at Westbury in Westbury, New York

Nutley, NJ( February 24, 2015)–On Friday night, March 13, at the Space at Westbury in Westbury, New York, three undefeated fighters in the GH3 Promotional stable will all be in action as part of a nationally televised quadruple header on ShoBox: The New Generation. The show is co-promoted with Greg Cohen Promotions In the main event, Antoine “Action” Douglas will ... Read More »

Sauerland and Matchroom in historic TV rights deal

Team Sauerland and Matchroom Boxing have agreed an historic TV rights deal to share their big fight nights. The fantastic deal for fight fans will see 12 World title fights in Germany broadcast live on Sky Sports and on the Matchroom Fight Pass, with their Nordic Fight Night series also shown on the Fight Pass, Matchroom’s 20 shows on Sky ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS PRESIDENT KEN HERSHMAN TO BE IN ATTENDANCE AT O2 ARENA THIS WEEKEND AS HE EYES UK MEGAFIGHT BETWEEN WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO AND TYSON FURY

LONDON (24 Feb) – Tyson Fury’s chances of facing Wladimir Klitschko in the UK this summer have been handed a major boost with HBO Sports president Ken Hershman set to be in attendance for his fight this Saturday night. Fury, mandatory challenger for Klitschko’s WBO title, takes on the sturdy Christian Hammer this weekend at the O2 Arena, with news ... Read More »

Kevin Johnson: “Tyson Fury is an 8/10, Anthony Joshua is a 3/10.

LONDON (24 FEB) American heavyweight Kevin Johnson claims time spent in the company of Tyson Fury will serve him well ahead of a proposed April 25 collision with Anthony Joshua – because Fury is considerably better than the former Olympic champion. Twenty-six-year-old Fury fights Christian Hammer this Saturday (February 28) at the O2 Arena, live on BoxNation, and Johnson was ... Read More »

Boxing manager A.J. Galante opens up boxing gym in Danbury, Connecticut

Danbury, CT (January 24, 2015)- Professional Boxing manager A.J. Galante and former heavyweight contender Fernely Feliz are proud to announce that the Grand Opening of their new boxing gym, Champs Boxing Club & Fitness will take place on Saturday February 28. Feliz, who moved to Danbury as a child from the Dominican Republic, has the distinction of being Danbury, CT’s ... Read More »

SERRANO-BRYAN CLASH IN CROSSROADS FIGHT

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Raymond “Tito” Serrano and Jeremy Bryan will meet in a 10 round Welterweight match up as the co-feature on the Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing ESPN “Friday Night Fights” show, Friday, Feb. 27th. The main event pits undefeated Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin defending his WBC Silver International Jr. Welterweight title against the always tough Johnny Garcia. The fights will take ... Read More »

Matthysse – Provodnikov Saturday, April 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino and Live on HBO Boxing After Dark

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Philadelphia (Feb. 24) – A sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate will come early as former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, two of boxing’s hardest punchers, take the stage in a 12-round jr. welterweight showdown on Saturday, April 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano ... Read More »

Trainer Joe Goossen high on Cuban prospect Marcos Forestal

CORK, Ireland (Feb. 23, 2015) – Veteran boxing trainer Joe Goossen is high on Cuban super bantamweight prospect Marcos Forestal (1-0, 1 KO), especially after the former amateur star’s professional debut February 13, in which he put 56-fight veteran Ignac “The Test” Kassai to sleep in the second round of their fight in Queens, New York. A three-time Cuban National ... Read More »

HALL OF FAMER MICHAEL SPINKS CONFIRMED FOR 2015 HALL OF FAME WEEKEND

CANASTOTA, NY – FEBRUARY 19, 2015 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary 1976 Olympic gold medalist, two-division world champion and Hall of Famer Michael Spinks is confirmed to participate in festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th. “The Spinks Jinx” Michael Spinks “From the Olympic gold medal to historic reigns as ... Read More »

BALTIMORE BOXER GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS WINS HIS 10th PRO FIGHT BY KO IN 47 SECONDS

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, February 20, 2015, Baltimore featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis defeated Puerto Rico’s Israel “Macho” Suarez, winning by knockout at 2:13 of Round 1. Moments into the fight, the twenty-year old Davis dropped his opponent with a vicious barrage of punches, ending the contest after just 47 seconds. With the win, Davis’ record ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 55 results and pictures from Georgia – Smoldarev defeats Perak

TBILISI, Georgia (Feb. 22, 2015) – Last night’s dramatic and entertaining M-1 Challenge 55: In Memory of Guram Gugenishvilli featured just about everything except a knockout. Past M-1 Challenge heavyweight Denis Smoldarev (10-1-0), of Estonia, positioned himself for another title shot, defeating highly-regarded Croatian opponent Maro Perak (23-5-1) in the main event at the Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia. Coming ... Read More »

Erosa, Fodor steal the spotlight as Super Fight League 37 America delivers another stellar show

Tacoma, Washington (February 22nd, 2015) It was a thrilling night from beginning to end as Super Fight League 37 America took the Emerald Queen Casino by storm. With only two of the eight fights going to decision, the sellout crowd was treated to five beautiful submissions and an absolutely brutal knockout. When it was all said and done, Julian “Juicy ... Read More »

Giovani Santillan Wins by KO at “Path to Glory” Ontario, CA

ORANGE, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2015) – Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (16-0, 9 KOs) was just starting to get warm when he knocked out Eduardo Rivera (9-2-2, 3 KOs) at the 2:28 mark of the first round in the “Path to Glory” main event. Santillan, from San Diego, walked right through Rivera’s defense and staggered him with combinations to ... Read More »

Fedosov, Dennis, Thomas and Cojanu advance in Boxcino Heavyweight tournament

Verona, NY (February 22, 2015)–Andrey Fedosov, Donovan Dennis, Lenroy Thomas and Razvan Cojanu all scored victories in their quarterfinal bouts in the Boxcino Heavyweight tournament at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The show was promoted by Banner Promotions and was broadcasted live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. All Boxcino bouts were scheduled for 6 rounds. Dennis took out previously undefeated ... Read More »

Weights from Allentown, PA

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Frank De Alba 130 – Jose Bustos 130 (UBF All Americas Jr. Lightweight title) Juan Dominguez 123 – Carlos Santana 125 Christian Molina 141 – Stacey Anderson 141 Ivan Golub 159 1/2 – David Lopez 161 John Magda 168 – Jay Williams 163 Danny Kelly 247 – Kevin Franklin 236 Benjamin Burgos 125 – Robert Irizarry 126 Paul Koon 237 ... Read More »

Paul Koon to battle Rex Harris in a battle of undefeated Heavyweights tonight!! at the Econo Lodge in Allentown, PA

Allentown, PA (February 21, 2015)–Over the past several years, heavyweight Paul Koon (2-0, 1 KO) has been rumored to turn professional on various cards in the Philadelphia area. Each time he decided to sat participating in the World Series of Boxing. Finally last October 4, Koon turned professional with a one stoppage over Hector Hodge and on November 20, Koon ... Read More »

Weights from Tacoma – SFL 37 America

Julian Erosa 145 Drew Brokenshire 145 Ben Fodor 170 Jason Novelli 170 Hector Lopez 128 Arjay Murphy 128.5 Aaron Martin 149.5 Jesse Hardenbrook 148 Paul Njoku 134 Sean Gee 135.5 Shane Sargent 144 Victor Barajas 151.5 Kina Peneueta 185.5 Trent Tyler 185.5 Bobby McIntyre 155.5 Will Hunt 153.5 Read More »

“MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO”: STEPHEN ESPINOZA AND KEN HERSHMAN MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS

NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2015) — It’s a done deal! Undefeated Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) will fight longtime rival Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in a Welterweight World Championship Unification Bout live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 2. Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, and Ken Hershman, President of HBO SPORTS, were made available ... Read More »