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AMIR KHAN AND DEVON ALEXANDER PRIMED AND READY FOR THEIR PIVOTAL WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN SATURDAY, DEC. 13 AT MGM GRAND LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2014) – Accomplished and widely recognizable former world champions still in the prime of their careers — Amir Khan and Devon Alexander — participated in a Golden Boy Promotions press conference on Tuesday at The Conga Room at L.A. Live to formally announce “ROYAL BATTLE” on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in ... Read More »

“ROYAL BATTLE,” A HARD-HITTING TRIPLEHEADER HEADLINED BY AMIR KHAN VS. DEVON ALEXANDER, SET FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 13 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

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LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2014) – The stars of boxing’s present and future will be out in full force at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, when Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and The Great Promotions present a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader featuring a pivotal welterweight showdown and two world championship ... Read More »

Amir Khan – Devon Alexander set for December 13

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Former world champions will collide when Amir Khan takes on Devon Alexander on December 13 in Las Vegas that will headline a tripleheader on Showtime, according to Dan Rafael of espn. “There are just little details that we are finishing but Khan and Alexander are going to fight,” said Golden Boy Promotions De La Hoya told ESPN.com on Monday. “Amir ... Read More »

Guerrero decisions Kamegai in a war

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In a 12-round war, former multi-division world champion Robert Guerrero outlasted Yosahiro Kamegai in a Welterweight bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The two fought in the proverbial phone booth with Guerrero and Kamegai landing hard shots in close. Guerrero landed tremendous punches with both hands. Kamegai had success in the middle rounds as he landed a hard ... Read More »

Weights from Carson, California

Robert Guerrero 146 – Yoshahiro Komegai 146 3/4 Gary Russell Jr. 125.5 – Vasyl Lomachenko 125.5 (WBO Featherweight title) Devon Alexander 148 1/4 – Jesus Soto Karass 148 Read More »

Returning Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Faces Yoshihiro Kamegai, Undefeated Gary Russell Jr. Meets Vasyl Lomachenko for WBO Title, Devon Alexander Battles Jesus Soto Karass Live on SHOWTIME®

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LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2014) – Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Thursday for Saturday’s stacked 10-fight card at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The first live bout is at 2 p.m. PT. In the main event of a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ... Read More »

ROBERT GUERRERO, YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI, GARY RUSSELL JR., VASYL LOMACHENKO, DEVON ALEXANDER, JESUS SOTO KARASS, CHAD DAWSON, YVACHESLAV SHABRANSKYY WORKOUT QUOTES

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LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2014) – Seven of the talented boxers who will fight Saturday on SHOWTIME® and SHOWTIME EXTREME® and one promising fighter making his Golden Boy Promotions debut participated in an open media workout Wednesday at Westside Boxing Club. In 12-rounders on Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from StubHub Center ... Read More »

DEVON ALEXANDER THROWS OUT FIRST PITCH FOR HOMETOWN ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

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Former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” took a break from training camp for this Saturday’s showdown with Jesus Soto Karass to throw out the first pitch for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Father’s Day. Alexander was joined by his children, Cesily and Devon Alexander Jr. The 27-year-old Alexander (25-2, 14 KOs) returns against the ... Read More »

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®

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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

Amir Khan

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

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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 »