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WEIGHTS FROM BROOKLYN

Zab Judah 146 – Paulie Malignaggi 147 Anthony Dirrell 167.4 – Sakio Bika 166.6 Austin Tout – 153.8 – Erislandy Lara 153.2 Shawn Porter 146.8 – Devon Alexander 146.4 Read More »

FIGHTERS GIVE THANKS AS THEY PREPARE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE BOUTS ON SATURDAY, DEC. 7 AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN AND SATURDAY, DEC. 14 AT THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO LIVE ON SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Paulie Malignaggi

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 25, 2013) – As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, the boxers participating in the back-to-back quadruple headers on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING took time out of their training camps to share some of the things they are thankful for this holiday season. While turkey, stuffing and yams may not ... Read More »

DEVON ALEXANDER, SHAWN PORTER, ERISLANDY LARA AND AUSTIN TROUT MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Kelly Swanson Thanks, everybody for joining us today. We have four fantastic fighters that are going to be available to talk to you and answer your questions about their fight on the December 7th, Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi Undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This call is with Devon Alexander, Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout and we’re ... Read More »

SHOWTIME SPORTS® RETURNS TO SAN ANTONIO WITH IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEVON ALEXANDER “THE GREAT” DEFENDING HIS TITLE AGAINST SHAWN “SHOWTIME” PORTER AT FREEMAN COLISEUM ON SATURDAY, NOV. 30

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SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 18, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports® will present a world championship doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 30, as Devon Alexander “The Great” defends his IBF Welterweight World Championship against Shawn “Showtime” Porter in a 12-round bout at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. In the co-main event, also scheduled for 12-rounds, the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship is on the ... Read More »

Alexander to defend against Porter on November 30th

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IBF Welterweight champion Devin Alexander will defend his crown against Shawn Porter on November 30th in San Antonio according to Dan Rafael of espn.com In the co-feature Super Bantamweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz will fight Cesar Seda. “I am saying [Alexander-Khan] is not happening and I’m going to be exploring some other opportunities for Amir,” said Golden Boy CEO Richard ... Read More »

Press Alert: Team Khan Statement

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Team Khan would like to dispel recent reports that Amir Khan has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on December 7th, taking up a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May of next year instead. Contrary to this story, Amir Khan is currently in training camp in San Francisco with the aim of fighting again in December against ... Read More »

Khan to move up to Welterweight and eyes Alexander clash

Amir Khan

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former two-division world champion Amir Khan will now compete as a Welterweight and will look to face IBF champion Devin Alexander later this year. “I think I’ll be a lot more comfortable at 147,” Khan told ESPN.com. “I’ve been struggling to make the weight. I’ve been at 140 for a long time (since mid-2009). ... Read More »

Alexander broke hand in Purdy Fight

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander suffered a broken left hand during his 7th round stoppage over Lee Purdy this past Saturday in Atlantic City. “He hit Purdy on top of the head in the first round, and that’s when it happened,” said Alexander’s manager/trainer Kevin Cunningham. “Purdy dipped his head down, and Devon hit ... Read More »

FOLLOW PETERSON – MATTHYSSE; ALEXANDER – PURDY LIVE FROM RINGSIDE

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Follow all the action LIVE from ringside at Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse battle in a potentially explosive fight of Jr. Welterweight belt holders. In the opening bout that will begin at 9:15 pm eastern / 6:15 pac, IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander will fight Lee Purdy in a non-title bout 12 Rounds–Jr. ... Read More »

Matthysse enters Mayweather sweepstakes with 3rd round destruction of Peterson

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ATLANTIC CITY–In a fight between two reigning beltholders, Lucas Matthysse made a bold statement by wrecking IBF Jr. Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson in round three of their twelve round fight at Boardwalk Hall Matthysse dropped Peterson with a vicious left hook in round two. Peterson fought back and landed some shots but Matthysse’s power Made a huge impact as he ... Read More »

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FOR TOMORROW NIGHT’S SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING TELECAST FROM BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

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The fighters for tomorrow night’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey stepped on the scales today at Caesars Atlantic City for the Official Weigh-in. Main event fighters Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse made the catch-weight limit of 141 pounds with Peterson weighing in at 141 lbs. and Matthysse tipping the scale at 140 lbs. ... Read More »

THURSDAY’S LUCAS MATTHYSSE, LEE PURDY AND ANTHONY OGOGO ATLANTIC CITY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES ABOUT MAY 18 FIGHTS AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

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LUCAS MATTHYSSE, WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion “[On arriving to the United States later than planned] I don’t think it’s going to have any affect on the fight because I’ve been training so hard. I’m done training, but I’m still going to move a little bit to keep the weight off. Basically everything is the same other than not ... Read More »

LIVE FROM NEW YORK: FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES FROM LAMONT & ANTHONY PETERSON, DEVON ALEXANDER, LEE PURDY & ANTHONY OGOGO ABOUT MAY 18 FIGHTS AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

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NEW YORK (May 15, 2013) – All five of the fighters in attendance at Wednesday’s press conference at Lucille’s Bar & Grill (located inside B.B. King’s Blues Club) in New York City were confident and ready for fight night as they discussed their upcoming bouts taking place this Saturday, May 18 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J live on ... Read More »

ENGLAND’S LEE PURDY SET TO REPLACE INJURED KELL BROOK AND FACE DEVON ALEXANDER FOR IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON MAY 18 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY

LOS ANGELES, April 30 – England’s Lee Purdy, the number four rated IBF welterweight contender, is set to face IBF Welterweight World Champion Devon Alexander in place of Kell Brook who had to withdraw from the May 18 bout against Alexander at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey after suffering a foot injury. The bout will be telecast live ... Read More »

BIZIER NOT FIGHTING ALEXANDER ON MAY 18 FOR IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

MONTREAL (April 18, 2013) – Yesterday at noon, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) issued a statement about Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM)-promoted Kevin Bizier being appointed as the new mandatory challenger to IBF world welterweight champion Devon Alexander. Alexander was scheduled to face his mandatory challenger, Kell Brook, of England, May 18 in Atlantic City on Showtime, but Brook was injured ... Read More »

Jones responds to Kevin Cunningham

Oklahoma City, OK (April 17, 2013) – Earlier today, Kevin Cunningham, trainer of IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander, took a shot at contender Carson Jones. Less than 24 hours ago, Jones, the IBF’s 7th rated contender and a former USBA champion, offered to face Alexander May 18 after his original opponent Kell Brook withdrew for a second time due to ... Read More »

Carson Jones to Devon Alexander: Step up to the plate!

Oklahoma City, OK (April 16, 2013) – In an age where fighters build their records up by partaking in gross mismatches, Oklahoma City based welterweight contender “Mr.” Carson Jones is a boxing rarity. The youthful but experienced 26-year-old began his career without true direction, taking a number of early losses against world class opposition. Since March 2009, Jones has an ... Read More »

Ed Paredes ready to replace Brock vs. Alexander

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2013) – World-rated welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes (32-3-1, 21 KOs) is ready, willing and able to replace injured Kell Brock on May 18 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the new challenger for International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Devon “The Great” Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs). Rated No. 14 in the world by the IBF, ... Read More »

IBF JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION LAMONT PETERSON AND WBC INTERIM SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION LUCAS MATTHYSSE SET TO SQUARE OFF IN A 12-ROUND WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ON MAY 18 AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY

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ATLANTIC CITY, April 8 – World championship boxing returns to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday, May 18 with a SHOWTIME® CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader featuring IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson facing hard-hitting WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round welterweight bout and the rescheduled IBF Welterweight Title showdown between Two-Division World Champion Devon ... Read More »

Alexander – Brook rescheduled for May 18th in Atlantic City

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IBF Welterweight champion Devin Alexander will defend his crown against mandatory contender Kell Brook on May 18th in Atlantic City according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. The bout has been postponed twice due to injuries. I like Atlantic City. There are great boxing fans there,” Said ALexander’s manager/trainer Kevin Cunningham. “I’ve been out there working with Adrien Broner [as an ... Read More »

DEVON ALEXANDER SUFFERS BICEP INJURY FORCING POSTPONEMENT OF FEBRUARY 23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DEFENSE AGAINST KELL BROOK

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DETROIT (February 4) – Due to a bicep injury suffered by Devon Alexander “The Great” during training, his championship defense against Kell Brook, scheduled as the main event of the February 23 SHOWTIME telecast, has been postponed. A new date for the bout is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly. The February 23 event at the Masonic Temple ... Read More »

QUOTES FROM TODAY’S DETROIT PRESS CONFERENCE TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY 23 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING CARD TAKING PLACE AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE THEATRE IN DETROIT HEADLINED BY DEVON ALEXANDER VS. KELL BROOK WORLD TITLE CLASH

Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage, IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion “When it was time to decide who I was going to fight, I went to Golden Boy [Promotions] and they presented me with several fighter names. They mentioned James Kirkland, Alfredo Angulo and Ishe Smith. It was special with Ishe because not only did they say I could fight him, but they ... Read More »

DEVON ALEXANDER VS. KELL BROOK WORLD TITLE FIGHT SET FOR FEBRUARY 23 AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE THEATRE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN & LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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DETROIT, MI, January 30 – On Saturday, February 23, world championship boxing returns to the Motor City when Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions present an evening of world championship action at The Masonic Temple Theatre which will feature Three-Time and Two-Division World Champion Devon Alexander “The Great” defending his IBF Welterweight World Championship against British star and number one ... Read More »

Alexander – Brook rescheduled for February 23rd

IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander’s mandatory title defense against Kell Brook has been rescheduled for February 23rd after an ankle injury to Brook according to espn.com’s Dan Rafael. The fight will take place in Detroit according to Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer “We’ll have two world title fights, and it could turn out to be three, so if we bring ... Read More »

Matthysse to battle Lundy on January 19th

Lucas Matthysse will take on Hank Lundy as a televised co-feature to the Devon Alexander – Kell Brook IBF Welterweight title fight on January 19th in Los Angeles according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “If there would be a pound-for-pound (list) of the most exciting fighters in the world, Lucas Matthysse would be at or near the top, and he ... Read More »

Three-Time World Champion Randall Bailey Looking for a few real fights

MIAMI (December 5, 2012) – Despite being 38 and coming off the loss of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title belt by decision to Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs), three-time, two division world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (43-8, 37 KOs) isn’t ready just yet to hang-up his gloves for good. To the contrary, the Floridian is looking for, ... Read More »