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REEBOK DELIVERS ONE-TWO PUNCH SIGNING UFC® CHAMPIONS RONDA ROUSEY AND JON JONES

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December 16, 2014 – Canton, MA – Reebok today announced partnerships with two of the top Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes in the world, UFC® World Champions Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey. The signings of Jones and Rousey follow the recent announcement of Reebok’s groundbreaking partnership with UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, taking the global fitness brand’s ... Read More »

WBC – Dec. 15, 2014 – Convention Opens

The opening ceremonies of the 52nd annual World Boxing Council convention were held this morning in the Mirage Event Center at the The Mirage in Las Vegas, which has hosted numerous legendary fights. The masters of ceremony were Jimmy Lennon Jr. and WBC legal counselors Robert Lenhardt and Alberto Leon. A truly incredible gathering of world champions, past and present, ... Read More »

Francisco Santana returns against Sebastian Lujan Jan 9 on ESPN Friday Night Fights

SANTA BARBARA (December 15, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions’ super-welterweight contender, Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs), returns to the ring against Sebastian Lujan (43-8-2, 26 KOs) on January 9, 2015 at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. The 10-round bout will serve as the co-feature to the Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs). ... Read More »

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO OFFER LATEST INSTALLMENT OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SERIES ALL ACCESS WITH TWO MINI-EPILOGUES THIS WEEK

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“Welterweight Amir (King) Khan took the main event in the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday night, an event labeled “The Royal Battle,” in impressive fashion.”- Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times “The 28-year-old native of England looked spectacular in his second fight as a full-fledged welterweight by controlling distance with his jab and temporarily putting aside the chin issues that have ... Read More »

Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel & Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira Kick Off Valentine’s Day Weekend at “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 15, 2014) – Former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat “Paddy Mike” Curran (20-6) starts his pursuit of another title shot when he meets German submission ace Daniel “The Weasel” Weichel (34-8) at “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko.” Additionally, Canadian striking sensation Julia “The Jewel” Budd (6-2) faces undefeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Talita “Treta” Nogueira (6-0). Bellator MMA ... Read More »

Glenn Dezurn Jr. scores 1st round stoppage over Ronald McGriff

Baltimore, MD (December 15, 2014)–This past December 6 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia, Featherweight Glenn Dezurn Jr. remained perfect with a 1st round stoppage over debuting Ronald McGriff. Dezurn Jr. is promoted by Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions. Dezurn, 27 years-old of Baltimore capped off a 2014 that saw him go 4-0 with three knockouts. His overall record ... Read More »

Fight Network to air all M-1 Global live events

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (December 15, 2014) — M-1 Global has announced the recent signing of a live broadcast rights agreement with Fight Network to air the Russian promotional company’s MMA events. Fights Network is a North American-based 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports Fight Network will air M-1 Global live events on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande ... Read More »

Skoglund defeats Johnson, Nielsen brothers back with wins

Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) took another step towards a world title challenge with a unanimous points victory over Jamaican veteran Glen Johnson (54-20-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen. The rising Swedish star proved too much for the former IBF World Light Heavyweight Champion, and after ten rounds of action the judges scored the ... Read More »

ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS NOW COMPLETE

15 December 2014 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has finalized the fight card for ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS. The event will be held in partnership with leading events organization IMC Live. The event will feature a clash of two top lightweights as Ariel Sexton meets Willy ... Read More »

Julian Erosa KO’s Harrison Bevens to become first Super Fight League America Lightweight Champ

Tacoma, WA (December 14, 2014) Super Fight League America returned to the Pacific Northwest Saturday night, and the results were nothing short of spectacular. The evening saw an explosive fight card mix perfectly with a raucous crowd on hand at the Emerald Queen Casino. With two title fights, a stacked undercard and a healthy dose of controversy, those either in ... Read More »

Melson to receive Ambassador of Peace Award!

New York, NY (December 14, 2014) – Junior middleweight boxer and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the Ambassador of Peace Award from the World Boxing Council (WBC) during their annual convention Monday, December 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since turning pro in 2010, Melson’s garnered international attention for donating 100% of his fight purses and raising awareness ... Read More »

Bermane Stiverne To Defend WBC Heavyweight World Title Against Deontay Wilder, Jan. 17 on SHOWTIME

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LAS VEGAS (Dec. 13, 2014)—The most significant heavyweight matchup in the United States in a decade was formally announced on Saturday night. Hard-hitting WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, is set to defend his title against unbeaten knockout specialist and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 17. ... Read More »

Oquendo Files Lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan Over July WBA Title Fight Against Chagaev

Fres Oquendo has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan against Hamburg-based promoter Terek Box Event seeking damages of $5 million and an injunction to prevent the promoter from promoting Ruslan Chagaev in any bouts until it first gives Oquendo the rematch he was promised. On July 6, 2014 in Grozny Chechnya, Oquendo fought Chagaev for the vacant WBA ... Read More »

Weights from Tacoma – SFL America 2

Harrison Bevens 154 Julian Erosa 154.5 Tyson Cunningham 169 Ben Fodor 169 Jason Novelli 155 Jason Gray 155.5 Albert Tadevosyan 171 Taki Uluilakepa 169.5 Josh LaGrange 161.5 Woo Johnson 155.5 Susy Watson 124.5 Jenny Liou 123.5 Trent Tyler 184 Mike Devose 185 Thomas 204.5 Nate Cook 203.5 Alex Eastman 136 Sean Gee 134.5 Read More »

Official weights from Las Vegas

Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing tripleheader telecast airs at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off live from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, pitting Mauricio Herrera against Jose Benavidez in a 12-round super lightweight showdown. Second on the bill, two gritty middleweights square off for a vacant 160-pound title belt, as Matt Korobov meets Andy Lee in a ... Read More »

FLOYD MAYWEATHER WILL BE INTERVIEWED TONIGHT LIVE ON SHOWTIME BOXING SPECIAL EDITION® FROM SAN ANTONIO

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SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 12, 2014) — Unbeaten boxing superstar and perennial pound-for-pound kingpin, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) will be interviewed on SHOWTIME® during tonight’s SHOWTIME BOXING Special Edition® (10:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from San Antonio. The tripleheader, headlined by a world title fight between defending WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara ... Read More »

Salita and Star of David Promotions Congratulates Lorick and Honig for Ring 8 Honors

Brooklyn, NY (December 12, 2014)– Star of David Promotions is proud to applaud our friends Nirmal Lorick and Dave “Scooter” Honig on winning Trainer of the Year and Conditioning Coach of the Year as voted by Ring 8, the venerable veteran’s boxer organization. Lorick and Honig will received their hard-earned honors on Sunday, Dec. 14, during Ring 8’s annual year ... Read More »

ANDY LEE OPEN TO BILLY JOE SAUNDERS BLOCKBUSTER IF HE COMES THROUGH WORLD TITLE CHALLENGE LIVE ON BOXNATION

LONDON (Dec 12) – Irish world-title hopeful Andy Lee is open to setting up a blockbuster battle with rising British middleweight star Billy Joe Saunders should he prevail this weekend. The 30-year-old southpaw takes on Matt Korobov for the vacant WBO belt at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, live and exclusive on BoxNation, and is aware that if he wins ... Read More »

Nordic Fight Night – official weights from Copenhagen

All the fighters made weight today in Copenhagen ahead of the Nordic Fight Night at the Albertslund MusikTeatret on Saturday (December 13), which sees the return of the Nielsen brothers and rising Swedish star Erik Skoglund take on former world champion Glen Johnson. Full list of weights below: Middleweight – 10 Rounds: Patrick Nielsen: 73.8 kg Lukasz Wawrzyczek: 73.3 kg ... Read More »

TODAY! Alvarado-Rios 3 Tix Go On Sale at 10 AM MT

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DENVER (December 12, 2014) — Nothing says “Seasons Beatings” like tickets to see former world champions and co-stars of one this era’s most intense and exciting boxing rivalries — Denver’s “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO vs. BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS of Oxnard, Calif. — duke it out in the final chapter of their epic trilogy. Boasting a combined record of 66-5-1 ... Read More »

FORMER CHAMPION JOHN RIEL CASIMERO FACES ARMANDO SANTOS IN FLYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR ON FOX DEPORTES AND TELEVISA, DEC. 13 – 10PM ET / 7PM PT

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12) – A world title shot will be on the line at the Salon Las Palmas in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday, December 13, when Mexico City’s Armando “Cobra” Santos (14-3-1, 8 KOs) faces Filipino star John Riel “Cuadro Alas”Casimero (20-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round IBF Flyweight Title Eliminator that will air on FOX Deportes and Televisa. ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® DOCUMENTARY TAPIA, EXAMINING THE TUMULTUOUS LIFE OF PRIZEFIGHTER JOHNNY TAPIA, DEBUTS DEC. 16, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

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HBO Sports, the leading television platform for boxing in the U.S., will present a compelling documentary about the talented but tormented world champion boxer Johnny Tapia. Debuting TUESDAY, DEC. 16 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, TAPIA uses first-person narration and archival footage to explore the achievements, personal demons and ultimate redemption of the popular fighter, who died in 2012 ... Read More »

Lewkowicz Congratulates Escandon, Promises Cave Another Shot

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz sends his congratulations to his fighter, Colombia’s Oscar Escandon (24-1, 14 KOs), who captured the interim WBA super bantamweight title with a 12-round split decision over Canada’s Tyson Cave (22-3, 6 KOs), Thursday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. But because of the controversy over the scoring (117-111, 115-113 Escandon against 115-113 Cave), ... Read More »

Weights From Holiday Boxing Bash in Chicago

Rau’shee Warren 117.5 vs. Javier Gallo 118 Patryk Szymanski 156 vs. Gundrick King 155 Jose Felix Quezada 135.5 vs. Marlon Lewis 134.5 Eddie Ramirez 141 vs. Dedrick Bell 141 Ronald Hearns 164 vs. Roberto Ventura 162.5 Jordan Shimmell 195.5 vs. Philip Williams 194.5 Thomas Williams 170.5 vs. Michael Gbenga 171 Robert Easter 134 vs. Angel Hernandez 133.5 Juan Dominguez 123 ... Read More »

GALAXY OF STARS AT WBC CONVENTION

The World Boxing Council’s annual convention is the largest yearly gathering of the world boxing community, and the 52nd annual convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas next week – from December 14 (arrival) to December 20 (departure) will be no exception. In addition to the major promoters and managers from around the world, as well as the top referees ... Read More »