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Russell Peltz pays homage to ring announce Ed Derian

Tyrone Everett had just finished cleaning Alfredo Escalera’s clock for most of the 15 rounds they fought and ring announcer Ed Derian grabbed the microphone to read the scores. It was Nov. 30, 1976, at The Spectrum in Philadelphia and Escalera’s WBC junior lightweight title belt was mere seconds from being transferred to Everett’s waist. “Ladies and gentlemen, the scoring ... Read More »

Commentators and Undercard Announced for ESPN Boxing Special on October 1

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Todd Grisham and analyst Teddy Atlas will be ringside describing the action for ESPN’s previously announced ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra airing live on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will feature a 12-round IBF eliminator between Middleweight contenders Hassan “El Fenómeno” N’Dam ... Read More »

Sho Nuff: Nelson gets past Blencowe to retain title!

Springfield, VA (September 28, 2014) – WIBA welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson overcame adversity and a tough opponent en route to a hard-fought ten round split decision over ultra-tough former titlist Arlene Blencowe Saturday evening at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Nelson, who hails from nearby Ashburn, VA and is regarded as a top pound for pound ... Read More »

Abraham retains WBO title with unanimous points decision

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King’ Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) retained his WBO World Super Middleweight crown with a unanimous points decision against Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) in Kiel, Germany. After twelve rounds of non-stop action in front of a sell-out crowd at the Sparkassen-Arena the judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 119-109 in favour of the defending champion. ‘’It was a ... Read More »

Jose “Gato” Roman Retains WBC CABOFE Lightweight Title at “Path to Glory”

ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2014) – Jose “Gato” Roman dominated Hector Velazquez, one of the most experienced boxers in the lightweight division, and with that resounding victory, successfully defended his WBC CABOFE Lightweight Championship in the 8-round “Path to Glory” main event promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The unanimous decision scores read: 79-73, 80-72, 79-73. Roman (18-1-1, 12 KOs), who ... Read More »

Tuesday Night Fights TV Schedule

PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 27, 2014)–Set your DVRs and grab some Johnson’s Popcorn! Below is the Comcast broadcast schedule for Tuesday Night Fights from Sept. 16th at 2300 Arena. Monday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. The Comcast Network Philadelphia & TCN Mid-Atlantic Friday, October 3, 8 p.m. Comcast Sports Network – Philadelphia Friday, October 3, 11 p.m. TCN Philadelphia & TCN Mid-Atlantic Sunday, ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY LIVE! RETURNS TO THE BOSTON AREA WITH SPECIAL “MONSTER BRAWL” HALLOWEEN FIGHT NIGHT FEATURING DANNY O’CONNOR VS. ANDREW FARMER IN THE MAIN EVENT

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 26, 2014) – Framingham, Massachusetts’ Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor and Virginia’s Andrew Farmer will battle it out in the special “Monster Brawl” on Thursday, Oct. 30. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! series will be held at Plymouth, Massachusetts’ Plymouth Memorial Hall, headlining another stellar night of world-class boxing action. The bout, which was ... Read More »

Team Provodnikov in Russia planning Ruslan’s next bout

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Moscow, Russia (September 26, 2014)– Former WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov was joined in his native Russia by his promoter Artie Pelullo and trainer Freddie Roach. The three,along with manager Vadim Kornilov are in Russia to discuss Provodnikov’s next bout, which will take place in his homeland before the end of the year. Provodnikov has made his feelings known ... Read More »

MaxiNutrition Knockout Final Rescheduled to Saturday Nov 8th.

LONDON (26 SEPT) Hennessy Sports have announced today that the event on October 4th at Glow, Bluewater has now been postponed due to British champion and MaxiNutrition finalist Bob Ajisafe suffering a lower back injury sustained during training. The Final of the Light Heavyweight tournament between Bob Ajisafe and Travis Dickinson will now be held at Glow, Bluewater on Saturday ... Read More »

BIG MOUTH ‘LION’ LIEBENBERG TAKES AIM AT UNBEATEN ALVAREZ

Monaco/Johannesburg, September 26 – By his own admission, unbeaten light-heavyweight Ryno “The Lion” Liebenberg has a big mouth. The WBC #4, IBF #8 and WBO #15 says that the difference between him and many other fighters is that he backs up his boasts with his boxing. “I’ll fight King Kong, Mike Tyson, whoever. You can say I have a big ... Read More »

2012 Olympic Bronze Medal winner Taras Shelestyuk back Friday night in Ontario, California

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Ontario, CA (September 25, 2014)–2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Taras Shelestyuk (8-0, 6 KO’s) of Sumy, Ukraine weighed in at 146.7 while opponent Patrick Boozer (6-2, 2 KO’s) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, weighed in at 146.4 for Friday night’s 8-round Welterweight bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Shelestyuk, who represented Ukraine in the 2012 Olympics, has won his ... Read More »

EDWIN RODRIGUEZ VS. AZEA AUGUSTAMA & MARCOS REYES VS. ABIE HAN

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Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2014) Two additional bouts have been confirmed to the acclaimed “MEXICAN STYLE” world championship professional boxing event set for Saturday, October 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California which will be televised on HBO Latino beginning at 12:45 a.m. ET/PT (on tape delay). In a 10-round light heavyweight battle, former world title challenger EDWIN ... Read More »

“Path to Glory” Weights & Photos from Ontario, CA

ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2014) – Lightweight champion Jose Roman (17-1-1, 12 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. defends his WBC CABOFE Lightweight Title against veteran Hector Velazquez (56-22-3, 38 KOs) of Tijuana, Mex. in the 8-round “Path to Glory” main event. Roman-Velazquez is part of a seven-bout fight card promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions and is set for Friday, Sept. ... Read More »

SHOWTIME BOXING SPECIAL EDITION QUADRUPLEHEADER SET FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 4 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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NEW YORK (Sept. 25, 2014) — Undefeated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0-0, 12 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Cuba, will defend his IBF junior lightweight title against former world title challenger and IBF No. 3-ranked challenger Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (52-5-3, 8, KOs), of Florencio Varela, Argentina, in the main event of a SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition ... Read More »

Undefeated DC Boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison to Throw Out First Pitch at Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins September 26, 2014 Game

Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2014) – This Friday, Washington D.C. native and undefeated Welterweight sensation, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, will throw out the first pitch for the National League East Champions, Washington Nationals. The 1:00pm game, the first of a double header for the Nationals, kicks off the final home series for the Nats before the playoffs begin. WBC Youth Welterweight World ... Read More »

UFC Legend, Josh Barnett, Returning Home to Washington

Tacoma, WA (September 25, 2014) – On Saturday October 4th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, fans will not only see an incredible night of fights at the inaugural Super Fight League America event, but the homecoming of Mixed Martial Arts legend and Seattle native Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett. “We are extremely happy to have Josh Barnett involved ... Read More »

FIGHT PASS PRELIMS FLASH QUOTES

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Las Vegas – UFCFIGHTPASS.com’s biggest month so far, dubbed the stacked September streamathon, concludes this Saturday with two evenly-matched Fight Pass Prelims, which kick-start the huge UFC 178 event. There have been exclusively live fights every single Saturday this month on UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service. The action began with the inaugural live stream of Invicta FC ... Read More »

UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS IN 2015

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week™ has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and includes ... Read More »

24/7 HOPKINS/KOVALEV PREMIERES SATURDAY, OCT. 18 ON HBO®

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Sept. 25, 2014 – In anticipation of the fall boxing season’s signature event – the world light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming mega-showdown. In the highly-anticipated 175-pound title fight set for the venerable Boardwalk Hall arena ... Read More »

Tori Nelson: A Champion’s Struggle

Ashburn, VA (September 24, 2014) – Tori Nelson is an undefeated multi-division world champion that earned her place on pound for pound lists. Based on her impressive success, most would believe she’s a full-time boxer that is well off financially like her male counterparts. Unfortunately for Nelson, that’s far from the truth and every day is a challenge. While virtually ... Read More »

‘RED DAWN’ Saturday night in Montreal Artur Beterbiev vs. Tavoris Cloud NABA Light Heavyweight Championship

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MONTREAL (September 24, 2014) – Two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (5-0-0, 5 KOs) steps up in class this Saturday night (Sept. 27) as he headlines “Red Dawn” against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-2-0, 19 KOs) in the 12-round main event for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) 175-pound title at famed Bell ... Read More »

‘Rumble on the River’ to be Broadcast Live on GFL.tv on Saturday, September 27, from OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City

Ivaylo Gotzev of Epic Sports and Entertainment proudly announces that his blockbuster show entitled “Rumble on the River”, being held Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, will be streamed LIVE via Internet (devices like Roku, iPhone, iPad and computers) Pay-Per-View at 9:00 PM EDT at GFL.tv. The price is just USD $19.99. Watch the ... Read More »

NELSON, BELASCO SQUARE OFF AT FINAL PRESSER FOR OCT. 4 UBF TITLE FIGHT AT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

September 24, 2014–Valley Forge, PA-Junior welterweights Naim Nelson and Ryan Belasco are looking forward to their long-awaited showdown set for Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. At stake is the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) 140-pound title. Nelson, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, and Belasco, 30, of Wilmington, DE, had been scheduled to collide more than one year ... Read More »

Abraham-Smith: final press conference – quotes

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On Saturday night ‘King’ Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) defends his WBO World Super Middleweight crown against former British Champion Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) in Kiel, Germany. At today’s final press conference the WBO Champion revealed his future is bound to that of his legendary coach Ulli Wegner and made clear his plan to prove his worth by stopping ... Read More »

Kid Galahad wins prestigious ‘Young Boxer of the Year’ award

London (24 Sept) Sheffield’s super-bantamweight star Kid Galahad (Abdul-Bari Awad) has won the prestigious ‘Young Boxer of the Year’ award, which will be presented by the Boxing Writers’ Club at their annual dinner at The Savoy in London next month. The 24-year-old has snared British, Commonwealth and European titles as a professional and secured the IBF World Youth belt on ... Read More »

IBF MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION SAM SOLIMAN TAKES NEW YORK CITY BY STORM

NEW YORK CITY (September 24, 2014) Earlier this week, IBF Middleweight Champion, “King” SAM SOLIMAN arrived in New York City to finalize preparations for his world title defense against former undisputed middleweight champion JERMAIN “Bad Intentions” TAYLOR on Wednesday, October 8th from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi and telecast LIVE on ESPN2, (9 p.m. ET). “I’m ... Read More »

Sampson Boxing Signs Prospect Duo from Houston

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing proudly announces the signing of 23-year-old junior welterweight Karim “KC” Martinez (15-1, 7 KOs) and 30-year-old light heavyweight Craig “El Gato Negro” Baker (14-0, 10 KOs), both of Houston Texas, to promotional contracts. Southpaw Karim Martinez is blessed with natural athletic ability that helped him win the Texas State Golden Gloves Champion in 2008, as ... Read More »