MONTREAL (February 16, 2017) - Former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to parlay his February 24th Canadian showdown with undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez into his 14th world title fight later this year. The 36-year-old Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) is challenging Colombia-native Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) for his WBC Silver title belt in the 12-round main event headlining "BUTE VS. ALVAREZ", promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gestev, a presentation of Videotron and Mise-O-Jeu, at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. Bute also hopes to become the first Romanian-born boxer to capture world titles in two different weight classes as the Bute-Alvarez winner in this final WBC eliminator will become the mandatory Read more [...]
HOUSTON, TX (February 16, 2017) - WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady "The American Dream" Lara, is truly living the American dream since he has now completed all the eligibility requirements to become a U.S citizen.  Erislandy, along with his wife Yudi, took an oath of allegiance to the United States today, solidifying their citizenship.  Lara, who made his U.S. boxing debut in Primm, Nevada, in January of 2009, is elated about gaining his U.S. citizenship.  He reflects on the long journey it took to become a U.S citizen. "When I arrived in the United States in 2008, my main goal was to become a citizen of this great nation." said Erislandy Lara.  "It brings me great joy to know that I am now a legal citizen of the United States of America.  It's been a long journey to Read more [...]
Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KOs).  Dawejko (pronounced Da-Vayko) of Philadelphia, has been a classic underachiever, thus far, in his professional career, but says the addition of Cohen as his promoter is just one of the changes he has made. The 26-year-old Philadelphian has always been a talent but, admittedly, hasn't always been in the best shape for his fights. "My manager, Mark Cipparone, changed my life," he explained. "I used to take fights on a week's notice for no money, so I never gave it 100%. Plus, I was working 12-14 hours a day as a roofer. The first day I got with him, I told him I can't make the gym today because I'm going to be working and couldn't get there in time. He said 'Quit. This is your full-time Read more [...]
NEW YORK CITY (February 6, 2017) -  Nicaraguan lightweight Oliver "Trombita" Flores' strong performance this past Friday evening against undefeated, No. 1 ranked Felix "El Diamente" Verdejo, fought in front of more than 7,000 fans in Verdejo's hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, truly embodied the spirit of Flores' promoter, Havoc Boxing. Known throughout boxing for its flashy, totally unique looking boxing "uniforms" - trunks and jackets - that are famously worn by present and past world champions such as Danny "Swift" Garcia, Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs, Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi and others, Havoc Boxing is also a boxing promotional company on the rise. While Havoc Boxing may not be a major player, at least not right now, it does feature a growing stable of gifted boxers such as Read more [...]
Tyron Zeuge (19-0-1, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Super Middleweight title against Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) on March 25 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.  The undefeated 24 year-old claimed the coveted WBA strap with a stunning twelfth-round knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis at the MBS Arena in November, and now returns to Potsdam for his maiden defence. He will face his mandatory challenger Ekpo, the Don King promoted Nigerian, who is known as the ‘Grenade’ due to his devastating punching power. ‘’I’ve been in the gym preparing for this fight since December,’’ said Zeuge, who is trained by former two-time World Champion Juergen Braehmer. ‘’I’m already in great shape and I will be ready for my first title defence. On March 25, I will defuse the Read more [...]
Jacksonville, Fl - Three belt former world boxing champion Nate "The Galaxxy Warrior" Campbell stars in his new internet TV talk show: Experience The Galaxxy with Nate Campbell. The Premier episode airs this Saturday  January 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET. Campbell, known for his brash, no holds barred style in and out of the ring brings his sharp wit and deeply held political and social views to his new show Experience The Galaxxy ( A Reference to  his boxing ring nickname: The Galaxxy Warrior). His new show features Campbell in the new LDLTV state of art Jacksonville, Florida studio with eight HD cameras and the ability to accept live Skype video and phone calls as he talks about being an African-American male living in today's America. Campbell says he will talk about politics, sports, social Read more [...]
Wilmington, DE (January 26, 2017)--World ranked junior middleweight Kanat Islam will battle tough Brazilian Robson Assis in the scheduled 10-round co-feature bout on Friday night, February 17th at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.  The bout will support the previously announced 12-round WBF Cruiserweight title bout featuring legendary Roy Jones Jr. battling Bobby Gunn.  The show will be show live on Pay-Per-View. Islam of Kazakhstan, who now calls Pahokee, Florida home has a record of 22-0 with 18 knockouts and is currently ranked number-4 by the WBA, number-5 by the WBO and number-15 by the IBF. The 32 year-old Islam is a 5 year-professional who holds victories over Humberto Toledo (41-8-2), former world title challenger Francisco Cordero (29-2), Juan De Angel (18-3-1) and Read more [...]
Reading, PA (January 11, 2017)- Marshall Kauffman's King's Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of junior welterweight prospect Clarence Booth as well as undefeated bantamweight Dagoberto Aguero to promotional contracts."These are two quality fighters that we are excited to add to the King's Promotions roster,"said CEO of King's Promotions, Marshall Kauffman. "They both have big upsides and we are eager to keep them active and get them into big fights, which will come sooner rather then later." Booth of Saint Petersburg, Florida has a record of 14-2 with 7 knockouts.    The 29 year-old Booth had a brief 28 fight amateur career.  He turned pro in 2011 with a four round unanimous decision over Tommy Bryant. Booth has showed a willingness to fight all comers as he taken on Read more [...]
WORCESTER, Mass. (January 11, 2017) - Fast rising featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (4-0, 4 KOs) will continue Worcester's rich boxing tradition Thursday night, January 19, headlining the inaugural "New England's Future" series event against Mexican invader Israel "Tigre" Rojas (9-14, 3 KOs), at the Worcester Palladium. Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), is promoting the first professional boxing show in the Central Massachusetts city in more than five years. Worcester's boxing tradition started close to a century ago with Canadian import Lou Brouillard, a two-division world champion and Hall of Famer, 1928 Olympic bronze medalist Leo Sawicki, and more recently, among others, pro and amateur standouts such as multiple national amateur champion Bobby Harris, Sean "The Irish Express" Read more [...]
Promoter Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions has announced the featured fighters for a special Sunday edition of his "Detroit Brawl" series on January 22, 2017, at Masonic Temple in Detroit. In addition to Detroit fan favorite Lanardo "Pain Server" Tyner (30-10-2, 19 KOs) appearing in the eight-round main event will be an impressive group of local and international talents. In separate eight-rounders will be recognizable former cruiserweight world title challenger "Hurricane" Junior Wright (15-2-1, 12 KOs) from Evanston, Illinois; transplanted cruiserweight Alexey Zubov (13-1, 8 KOs), from Magnitogorsk, Russia, now living in Detroit and Detroit's all-action bantamweight James Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs). In six-round bouts will be welterweight KO artist Bakhtiyar "Bakha Bullet" Eyubov Read more [...]
Baltimore, MD (December 29, 2016) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Pro Boxing will assist with fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in association with their “Scary Night at the Fights” card Friday, January 13 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD. A nonprofit headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1949 and is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Baltimore Boxing is providing a helping hand to Dulaney High School junior Erin Hill’s fundraising efforts for LLS by running a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Hill, who lost her uncle Gene from Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2010, is also a nominee for Student of the Year. “Jake Read more [...]

Professional Boxing returns Jan. 19 to Worcester

Posted: January 3, 2017 by wban100@aol.com in Press Release
Tags: ,
WORCESTER, Mass.  -- Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) held a press conference yesterday to formally announce its inaugural show, "New England's Future," Thursday night, January 19, at the Worcester Palladium.  It will mark the first professional boxing event in Worcester, located in Central Mass., in five years. Rivera Promotions Entertainment is owned and operated by one of Worcester's all-time greatest boxers - 3-time, 2-division world champion Jose Antonio "El Gallo" Rivera - along with his son, Anthonee "AJ" Rivera, whose collective goal is to bring boxing back to Worcester on a consistent basis, providing boxers a platform and fans a full entertainment experience. "It's all about the fighters," RPE CEO Jose Antonio Rivera said.  "I'm in a unique position as a promoter because Read more [...]
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing is proud to announce he has secured the rights to broadcast a special early-morning Woz Promotions tripleheader of world-class boxing, on TyC Sports, on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (4:30 am ET/6:30 pm JST), from the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan, and featuring boxing's next superstar, Jonathan "Salomon King" Guzman.  In the United States, TyC Sports can be found on DirecTV channel 469. One of boxing's most feared punchers, the undefeated KO artist Guzman (22-0, 22 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will be making the first defense of his IBF World Super Bantamweight Championship against Yukinori Oguni (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Tokyo, Japan. In the co-main event, multiple-time world champion and current WBA World Flyweight Champion Kazuto Ioka (20-1, Read more [...]
NEW YORK (December 27, 2016) - The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 15-member Class of 2017. The sixth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 30, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.  "Once again, "said NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy, "we're honoring New York's finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York.  We're expecting another knockout night." Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include Manhattan welterweight Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega (131-39-6, 69 KOs), Yonkers' world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo "Mr." Snipes (39-8-1, 22 KOs), Yonkers middleweight Doug "Cobra' Dewitt (33-8-5, Read more [...]
PHILADELPHIA - December 27, 2016 - Victory Boxing Promotions kicks off 2017 with "Super Brawl," a ten-bout card featuring world class talent from Philadelphia and beyond, Saturday, January 28th at 2300 Arena in South Philly. Jaron Ennis (8-0, 7KO) will showcase his talents at welterweight in his ninth fight since his professional debut in April of last year. Ennis, who took home his second Briscoe Award earlier this year for his outstanding amateur career, delivered a phenomenal performance in his sixth round stoppage of Marucs Beckford (3-5-3, 1KO) earlier this month. The Ennis family has deep roots in the Philadelphia boxing scene. The 19-year-old is trained by his father and former professional boxer, Derrick "Bozy" Ennis, and is the younger brother of Derrick "Pooh" Ennis and Farah Ennis, Read more [...]