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PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC APRIL 11 TELEVISED FIGHTERS CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Kelly Swanson Thanks, everybody, for joining us. We’re delighted to be on the phone with you today to talk about a wonderful show happening on Saturday, April 11th. We have on the call today Danny Garcia, the Unified Super Lightweight Champ; Lamont Peterson, the Super Lightweight Champion; Andy Lee, the Middleweight Champ; Peter Quillin, former middleweight champion; Lou DiBella, president ... Read More »

Sampson Boxing, WBC, CUBAP to hold Important South American Boxing Tournament

The WBC Amateur Boxing Committee, CUBAP and Sampson Boxing are proud to announce MERCOSUR “Rumbo a Mexico”, an elite boxing tournament featuring competitors from the South American “Mercosur” bloc of countries, Argentina, Brazil, as well as the host country, Uruguay. The opening event of the Tournament will take place Friday, April 10, at Estadio 8 de Junio in Paysandu, Uruguay, ... Read More »

Phillip Jackson Benson takes on perennial spoiler Darnell Boone on Saturday, April 18 at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge, PA (March 23, 2015)–On Saturday night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King’s Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing 8-round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone. Benson of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 15-1 with 14 knockouts and has won twelve ... Read More »

JO JO DAN ARRIVES IN SHEFFIELD CHALLENGES DEFENDING WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION KELL BROOK FOR HIS IBF CROWN THIS SATURDAY CATCH THE BROOK-DAN BROADCAST IN THE U.S. LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

Sheffield, United Kingdom (3/23/15) – Yesterday afternoon, IBF #1-rated challenger Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18KO’s) arrived in Sheffield with his team ahead of his eagerly anticipated IBF welterweight world championship challenge against hometown hero and defending champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22KO’s). Dan will meet the undefeated Brook this Saturday, March 28th, at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. ... Read More »

TIM TEBOW PAYS MANNY PACQUIAO A TRAINING CAMP VISIT ON SATURDAY

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (March 22, 2015) — Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback TIM TEBOW paid Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO a training camp visit on Saturday. Tebow watched Pacquiao work out for nearly three hours in a gym session that including seven rounds of sparring and eight rounds of mitt work at Hall of Fame trainer Freddie ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED 2008 U.S. OLYMPIAN SADAM “WORLD KID” ALI RENEWS CONTRACT WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS

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LOS ANGELES (March 20) – 2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated welterweight contender Sadam “World Kid”Ali has renewed his promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The WBO NABO and WBO Intercontinental welterweight titlist caught the attention of many when he became the first Arab-American to represent the U.S. in the Olympics. Since then, the buzz on Ali has continued thanks to ... Read More »

MERCITO “NO MERCY” GESTA FACES CARLOS MOLINA IN CLASH OF CONTENDERS AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON APRIL 30 LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

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LOS ANGELES (March 20) – Former lightweight world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Los Angeles area standout Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) will battle it out on Thursday, April 30 looking to crash their way into the 140-pound title picture in the 10-round Golden Boy Live! FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes main event at ... Read More »

Boxcino 2014 Lightweight champion Petr Petrov battles former world champion Gamaliel Diaz on Friday, April 3 at the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, California and Live on ESPN Friday Night Fights

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Corona, CA (March 20, 2015)–On Friday night, April 3, Boxcino 2014 Lightweight champion Petr Petrov will take on former world champion Gamaliel Diaz in a 10-round fight that will headline an ESPN Friday Night Fight’s card at the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, California. The show is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions and the telecast will begin ... Read More »

NEW LEGEND BOXING RETURNS TO RESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY

Queens, NY (Mar. 20, 2015) – On Saturday, March 28, New Legend Boxing will return to the famed Resorts World Casino New York City with another action packed night of professional boxing for the latest installment of its popular International Fight Night series, proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens and Four Ones Taxi. Over the course of boxing history, Cleveland, ... Read More »

KO Prince” Vincent Feigenbutz: The most unusual training unit ever*

Vincent Feigenbutz ain’t no joke when it’s time to train. For the first time the talented and hard-hitting super middleweight talent opened his doors for photo agency Getty Images and TV channel SAT.1 to document his unorthodox training units. Both the photographer as well as the TV team were shocked as they witnessed how “KO Prince” Feigenbutz went on to ... Read More »

WFC BRINGS PROFESSIONAL BOXING BACK TO BATON ROUGE WITH WFC 36

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – March 19, 2015 – Boxing is back in the Capital City on Saturday, March 28th, when World Fighting Championships presents WFC 36 at the Belle of Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is fast becoming a fight town, with capacity crowds coming out to support the city’s local talent. Justin Thomas (11-0, 6KO), who was born and raised ... Read More »

Campillo next for Beterbiev

QUEBEC CITY (March 19, 2015) – After dominating the amateur ranks during two entire Olympic cycles, Russian prospect Artur Beterbiev is now ready for pro boxing’s elite, even though he has only fought seven times as a professional. The Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) jewel will continue his journey April 4 in Quebec City, airing live on CBS and TVA Sports, ... Read More »

“Road to Redemption” This Friday, March 20th!

(San Diego) – Always on the forefront of San Diego boxing, California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby D. Presents showcases the first fight of 2015 with a five-bout fight card full of some of the most exciting prospects southern California has to offer. The “Road to Redemption” fight card will be held at the now legendary San Diego venue, ... Read More »

MEDZHID “B-52″ BEKTEMIROV RANKED WBA #10 IN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 19, 2015) – Gary Shaw Productions and Savarese Promotions’ undefeated Light-Heavyweight bomber, Medzhidm “B-52″ Bektemirov (15-0, 12 KOs), is now ranked #10 by the WBA. A fighter who has power in both hands, B-52 is eager to continue his climb up the WBA rankings with more explosive performances. His mission is to knock everyone out. “I’m very ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Rio de Janeiro Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Maia vs. LaFlare this Saturday, March 21 at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The main ... Read More »

Unbeaten boxer teams up with five-time champ Paz

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 19th, 2015) – The phone call couldn’t have come at a better time for Jean Pierre Augustin, even if he wasn’t quite sure it was real. “I didn’t take it seriously at first,” said the Lawrence, Mass., cruiserweight boxer. “I thought it was a prank.” But this was no joke. This was the opportunity of a lifetime, ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Hard Knocks Fighting 42 LIVE this Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET

TORONTO | NEW YORK (Mar. 19, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 42 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s Century Casino this Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable ... Read More »

RISING STAR AND IRAQ WAR VET EMMANUEL WALO FACES UNDEFEATED “PHOENIX JONES” AT WSOF 20: BRANCH VS. MARKES STAR-STUDDED MMA EVENT

LAS VEGAS (March 19, 2015) – A war hero versus a real-life superhero – both fast-rising stars in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Who do you root for? That is the question that fans will be faced with when Emmanuel Walo (7-2-1) squares off with undefeated Ben Fodor (5-0-1), also known as costumed crime fighter “Phoenix Jones,” in ... Read More »

UFC® APPLAUDS ANTI-PIRACY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced it is cooperating with law enforcement officials from the City of London Police and its Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) regarding an investigation into the illegal distribution of UFC programming. On March 18, the PIPCU executed a warrant to search and seize computers and property suspected of being used for criminal activity. A ... Read More »

24/7 ALVAREZ/KIRKLAND PREMIERES TUESDAY, MAY 5 ON HBO®

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March 19, 2015 – In anticipation of one of the spring boxing season’s most intriguing events – the super welterweight battle between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Alvarez/Kirkland,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming showdown. In the highly-anticipated fight set for Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex., Alvarez ... Read More »

Yigit: Beating Schwarzkopf will prove I’m ready to rule Europe

Anthony ‘Can You Dig It’ Yigit (12-0-1, 5 KOs) aims to prove he is ready to rule the European light welterweight scene by beating Timo Schwarzkopf (14-0, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the StadtHalle in Rostock. The Stockholm-fighter faces the undefeated German on the undercard of Juergen Braehmer’s WBA World Light Heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi. Having already ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Mark Johnson, rising star Dusty Harrison and former champion Vincent Pettway to attend “Snap, Crackle and Pop”!

Baltimore, MD (March 18, 2015) – Boxing legend Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, undefeated Dusty Harrison and former welterweight champion Vincent Pettway will attend Baltimore Boxing’s “Snap, Crackle and Pop” Saturday, March 27. The card takes place at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first bell scheduled for 8. Tickets are on sale ... Read More »

“GGG” – Monroe Jr. A HOT TICKET IN LA!!!

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Los Angeles, CA (March 18, 2015) Boxing Superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN is Once Again is a Hit at the Box Office in Los Angeles with first day sales of over 2,500 tickets for his upcoming world title defense against #2 rated challenger WILLIE MONROE JR. set for Saturday, May 16 at the Forum. “It’s very similar to GGG’s last fight ... Read More »

Roach Preparing Black & Blue Plate Special for Mayweather

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (March 18, 2015) – So what’s cooking at FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER’S training camp? “Whatever it is it sure sounds expensive,” said Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous FREDDIE ROACH. Roach is training Fighter of the Decade and boxing superhero MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (57-5-2, 38 KOs) for his welterweight world championship unification battle against the undefeated Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) ... Read More »