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International knockout artists Cheick Kongo and Alexander Volkov clash on June 26 in headlining bout of “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 21, 2015) – French striking specialist Cheick Kongo (22-10-2) and former Bellator MMA Heavyweight World Champion Alexander “Drago” Volkov (24-5) will stand toe-to-toe in the Bellator MMA cage on June 26. The two sluggers clash in the five-round main event of “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov,” which takes place at Kansas Star Event Center Arena in ... Read More »

FORMER UNITED STATES SOLICITOR GENERAL PAUL CLEMENT TO REPRESENT UFC® IN APPEAL OF NEW YORK’S MMA BAN

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Las Vegas ? UFC® has retained Paul Clement, former United States Solicitor General, to spearhead the organization’s appeals process after Judge Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of New York’s ban on professional mixed martial arts (MMA) matches and exhibitions. The judge’s dismissal of the ... Read More »

Fights Announced for May 15th Show in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) – Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions will be bringing another loaded fight card to the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Friday, May 15th, with fan favorite super featherweight Gary “Kid” Stark Jr. (23-3, 8 KOs) slated to end a nearly five-year layoff against Jose Valderama of Puerto Rico. This show, titled Last Man Standing, will continue ... Read More »

Svensson: ‘La Pantera’ will be running out of the ring with her tail between her legs

On May 2, it will be the ‘Princess’ versus the ‘Panther’ when Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) challenges Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) for the WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen. Svensson is known as ‘The Swedish Princess’, while the Argentinian champion Farias has earned the nickname ‘La Pantera’ (The Panther) ... Read More »

Bellator MMA Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima meets Russian knockout artist Andrey Koreshkov on July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 20, 2015) – Bellator MMA Welterweight World Champion Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (26-5), one of the most talented and well-rounded 170-pound fighters on the planet today, puts his title on the line against Russian knockout artist Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (17-1) on Friday, July 16, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. “Douglas Lima is an incredible ... Read More »

FAN FAVORITES ROBERTO GARCIA & ARTUR SZPILKA SHINE AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24

CHICAGO (April 20, 2015) – A slew of local favorites and exciting fighters come to UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday, April 24 as part of a stacked undercard topped by hard-punching Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) battling James Stevenson (22-1, 15 KOs) in the first televised bout and heavyweight bruiser Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) taking on ... Read More »

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Greg Cohen Promotions Proudly Announce ‘Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – The thrill of championship professional boxing is returning to Niagara Falls, NY. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Greg Cohen Promotions (produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions), in compliance with the Seneca Nation of Indians Athletic Commission, announced today that an installment of the popular “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” series will be ... Read More »

MERCITO GESTA, CARLOS MOLINA & ANTONIO OROZCO SAN DIEGO MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

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SAN DIEGO (April 20) – San Diego-based fighters, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) held a special workout session today at House of Boxing, ahead of their upcoming anticipated headlining bout on April 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Also, undefeated super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (21-0, 15 KOs) attended ... Read More »

QUOTES FROM CANELO ALVAREZ’ SAN DIEGO MEDIA WORKOUT

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SAN DIEGO (April 20) – Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) today hosted a media workout at the House of Boxing in San Diego in advance of his fight against Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®. Oscar ... Read More »

DAVID BENAVIDEZ TO FACE ROLLIN WILLIAMS FOR NABF TITLE AT IRON BOY 20, STREAMING LIVE AND FREE

PHOENIX – April 20, 2015 – It’s fight week in Phoenix, Arizona, as Iron Boy Promotions prepares to showcase its 20th event this Saturday, April 25th. Over the past three years, Iron Boy Promotions has remained steadfast in its commitment to quality boxing events and exciting match-ups. This Saturday’s event is no exception. In the main event, David Benavidez (7-0, ... Read More »

147-POUND WEIGHT CLASS TAKES CENTER STAGE AGAIN ON SATURDAY, MAY 2 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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LAS VEGAS (April 20, 2015) — It has often been said that “as the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing,” but that has not always been the case and, in fact, might not even be valid when viewed from a comprehensive perspective dating back to the late 19th century. In Boxing, German author Bertram Job’s epic, 420-page coffee-table dissertation on ... Read More »

WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO TO FIGHT DANIEL GEALE ON JUNE 6, 2015 AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®

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On Thursday, April 16, Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions hosted a press conference at The 40/40 Club in Manhattan to announce the next highly anticipated battle for Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s), the reigning WBC Middleweight and Ring Magazine World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. On ... Read More »

BROOKLYN’S OWN PAULIE MALIGNAGGI TO TAKE ON BOSTON’S DANNY O’CONNOR IN TELEVISED OPENER OF PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON SPIKE TV FRIDAY, MAY 29 AT BARCLAYS CENTER

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BROOKLYN (April 20, 2015) – Former two-division champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) returns to the ring in his hometown to face the skilled Danny O’Connor (25-2, 9 KOs) as the televised co-feature for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike TV on Friday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live from Barclays Center. This fight ... Read More »

Provodnikov puts on heroic effort in Matthysse bout

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Philadelphia (April 20, 2015)– This past Saturday night, boxing fans witnessed a classic bout that saw Lucas Matthysse eek out a close majority decision over Ruslan Provodnikov in a 12 round -junior welterweight clash in front of a sold out crowd at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The bout, which was televised by HBO Boxing After Dark, ... Read More »

SMITH STOPS CUMMINGS BEFORE SRO CROWD TO WIN IBA CONTINENTAL AMERICAS TITLE

The Paramount, Huntington, NY… April 19th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing Light Heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. lived up to his nickname as he stopped Cory ” Black Ice” Cummings in two thrilling rounds to capture the vacant IBA Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title before a standing room only crowd last night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. There ... Read More »

MATTHYSSE DEFEATS PROVODNIKOV BY MAJORITY DECISION IN A THRILLER BATTLE AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO IN VERONA NEW YORK

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VERONA, NEW YORK (April 18) -Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was treated to a historic sold out match-up between two of the most exciting gladiators in boxing as Lucas “La Maqina”” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO’s) took a majority decision victory over “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO’s) in a 12-round junior welterweight bout on the ... Read More »

Ashley Theophane talks journey to Las Vegas

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Life can be made so much harder by people going out of their way to belittle your dreams. I’ve heard “you can’t” and “you won’t” over the last 12 years far too many times. I used this to energise my efforts and “I can” and “I will” is what I told myself and I did. They say that many successful ... Read More »

OQUENDO’S LAWYER REQUESTS CONFERENCE WITH COURT FOR CONTEMPT CITATION AGAINST CHAGAEV’S PROMOTER

NEW YORK, NY (April 18, 2015) – Ruslan Chagaev’s promoter, Terek Box Event and its principal Timur Dugazaev issued a press release yesterday in which Dugazaev stated that “there will be no rematch between Chagaev and [Fres] Oquendo” and that “actually, I sue [Oquendo] in Moscow for returning the purse as stated in the contract.” On April 7, 2015, District ... Read More »

Weights from Valley Forge, PA

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Phillip Jackson Benson 172 – Darnell Boone 171 Jamal James 145.8 – Daniel Sostre 144.5 Milton Santiago 140.4 – Ray Velez 139 Immanuel Aleem 160 – Emanuel Sanchez ??? Dennis Galarza 129.7 – Jesus Lule 131.8 David Grayton 146.6 – Grayson Blake 145.5 Jarrett Hurd 155.5 – Eric Mitchell 156.8 Kevin Garcia 136 – Eric Hall 137 Ivan Golub 158 ... Read More »

Weights from Verona, NY

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Vitaly Kopylenko 160 – Lekan Byfield 158 Vitor Jones De Oliveira 135 – Guillermo Sanchez 133 Patrick Teixeira 160 – Patrick Allotey 157 Paulo Souza 150.5 – Sidney McCow 146 Lamont Roach Jr. 132.5 – Jose Miguel Castro 133 Eddie Gomez 149 – Jonathan Batista 149.5 Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino Promoters: Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Arano Box ... Read More »

Weights from Pennsauken, NJ

Chazz Witherspoon 236 – Galen Brown 220 Malik Hawkins 146 – Darius Jackson 146 Obafemi Bakare 159 – Andrew Osborne 160 Antwaun Taylor 198 – Andrew Peurifoy 200 Vidal Rivera 120 – Tyron Stewart 119 Erik Kitt 156 – Rick Graham 159 Promoter: Silver Spoon Promotions Venue: GPB Events Center 1st Bell: 7:30 PM Tickets for the great evening of ... Read More »

PACKED CARD ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 30 MERCITO GESTA VS. CARLOS MOLINA EVENT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

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NDIO, CA (April 17) – Golden Boy Promotions announced today an updated card for an exciting night of fights on the Golden Boy Live! series featuring some of boxing’s fiercest rising stars set for Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on April 30 and airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Puerto Rican rising star Jeffrey Fontanez ... Read More »

Mchunu vs. Makabu WBC World Title Eliminator – ICC Centre May 16 – Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa: Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting the WBC World Title Eliminator in Thabiso “The Rock “Mchunu’s native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against a very worthy opponent in who many say is Africa’s finest cruiserweight “Junior” Makabu on May 16. The two have been on a collision course ever since Mchunu ... Read More »

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO RETURNS TO “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (April 17, 2015) – Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and boxing superhero CONGRESSMAN MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO will make yet another guest shot on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Wednesday! April 22, on ABC, beginning at 11:35 P.M. ET / 10:35 P.M. CT. This will mark the ninth time Pacquiao has appeared on Kimmel’s popular late-night talk show ... Read More »

18 year-old sensation Milton Santiago jr. looks for perfect 10 this Saturday night at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge, PA (April 17, 2015)–Tomorrow 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. But one of the featured attractions will see the continued growth of 18 year-old jr. lightweight Milton Santiago ... Read More »

Change of opponent for Gevor, Azzaoui replaces Vugdelija

Noel Gevor (16-0, 9 KOs) will face a new challenge when he enters the ring on April 25. Stjepan Vugdelija has withdrawn from a scheduled bout with German cruiserweight, to be replaced by Mohamed Azzaoui (26-3, 8 KOs). Gevor is currently in Warsaw training alongside Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, as the Pole prepares for his world championship rematch with Grigory Drozd. On ... Read More »

STUNNING TRIPLE-HEADER LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH MATTHYSSE-PROVODNIKOV, MATTHEWS-LUIS AND CRAWFORD-DULORME

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LONDON (April 17) – BoxNation will air a stunning triple-fight card live and exclusive this Saturday night with knockout artists Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov facing off, Derry Matthews taking on Tony Luis for the interim WBA world lightweight title and Terence Crawford up against Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light-welterweight crown. The action will get underway from 7pm ... Read More »