Promoter Greg Cohen says his Atlanta-based cruiserweight Brian "The Bigg Risk" Howard will have to be extremely careful when he fights in the main event this Saturday night (October 1) at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.  Howard (11-1, 9 KOs) will face dangerous local veteran Phil "The Drill" Williams (15-8-2, 14 KOs) in a potentially dangerous eight-round showdown. Williams, a devastating puncher, has run hot and cold his entire career, but can be spectacular at times. He holds the distinction of scoring the fastest knockout in boxing history (10 seconds) over Brandon Burke of Iowa in 2007. Able to switch hit from his southpaw stance to orthodox several times during a fight, Williams has also fought to draws with well-known veterans Caleb Truax and Derrick Findley. In his next Read more [...]
MONTRÉAL (September 29, 2016) - Ottawa and Outaouais boxing fans in Canada will receive a special Christmas gift when Montreal's adopted son and the most dangerous world title challenger,Artur Beterbiev (10-0, 10 KOs), faces Paraguay slugger and reigning WBC Latino light heavyweight champion Isidro Ranoni Prieto (26-1-3, 22 KOs) in a real power punching affair, December 23 in Gatineau as part of the GYM Boxing Series, presented by the Casino de Lac Leamy in collaboration with Videotron. Beterbiev is world ranked by all over the major sanctioning bodies: International Boxing Federation (IBF) #2, World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Association (WBA) #3, World Boxing Organization (WBO) #4, and The Ring magazine #6. WBO #10 rated contender Prieto has won his last two fights by knockout, Read more [...]
Philadelphia, PA (September 30, 2016) - World ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez will take on Carlos Valcarcel on Saturday, November 12th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.  The broadcast is slated to begin at 9:30 PM ET.   The scheduled eight-round bout will be the featured bout of the inaugural broadcast on ONE World Sports.  The card is promoted by GH3 Promotions & Victory Boxing Promotions. Lopez of San Antonio, Texas is ranked 4th by the WBA and has a record of 15-0-1 with seven knockouts. The 25 year-old Lopez is a four year pro and has wins over Pablo Cruz (11-0), Eliecer Aquino (17-0-1), former world champion Erik Aiken & Mario Munoz (16-0-1). In his last bout, Lopez fought to a ten-round split draw with Roman Reynoso (18-1-1) on July 22nd in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Valcarcel Read more [...]
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ARLINGTON, TX (September 17, 2016) - On Mexican Independence Weekend, Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) was crowned the new WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion in front of a record breaking crowd of 51,240 roaring fans at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Canelo established himself as a ticket seller king breaking AT&T Stadium's previous record of 50,994 for a boxing event established by Manny Pacquioa vs. Joshua Clottey in 2010. The show started off with a bang as pyrotechnic displays were incorporated into the fighters' ring walks in celebration of the festive Mexican holiday. At the start of the fight, both Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-1-1, 13 KOs) of Liverpool, England came out aggressively Read more [...]
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Ghanaian lightweight star Richard Commey was left bitterly disappointed following the decision to his vacant IBF World title fight with Robert Easter Jr last Friday at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.  The 29 year-old from Accra found himself on the wrong end of a split decision, with judges John McKaie (114-113) and Craig Smith (113-114) separating the fighters by a single point, and Ron McNair (112-115) giving the home fighter a three point lead, despite a close fight and Commey scoring an eighth-round knockdown. Commey’s team will now be launching an appeal to the IBF asking that they grant the former Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental Champion an immediate rematch. ‘’I feel I won the fight, I came to my opponent’s country with everything in his favour Read more [...]
Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) and Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs) came face-to-face at today’s kick off press conference ahead of their European Featherweight title fight on October 15 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark.  For the first time since 2010, a Danish fighter will be contesting the European title on home soil, and Ceylan is aiming for a historic win over his British rival. "It is a close fight on paper, but I believe that I have what it takes to win," said the 27 year-old from Aarhus. ‘’It’s going to be huge clash. There hasn’t been a major title fight like this in Denmark since Mikkel Kessler boxed. ‘’It will be great to be able to call myself a European Champion. It has been a while since Denmark has had a European Champion in boxing, and I want to make Read more [...]
LAS VEGAS (September 14, 2016) --  A championship tripleheader will highlight "Knockout Night at the D" on Friday night, September 30, airing live (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network and internationally via ESPN (digital delay check local listings), outdoors from under the neon lights at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).  The "Knockout Night at the D" series, presented by the D Las Vegas and DowntownLas Vegas Events Center, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions. Hall of Fame announcers Jim "J.R." Ross and Al Bernstein will call all of the action from ringside on CBS Sports Network and in English for ESPN internationally. In The 10-round main event, Hanzel "Rude Boy" Martinez (23-2, 19 KOs) takes on Emmanuel Quartey (20-2, 19 KOs) for the vacant World Read more [...]

Tevin Farmer ready for all comers

Posted: September 13, 2016 by wban100@aol.com in Latest News, Press Release
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Philadelphia (September 13, 2016)--Hot junior lightweight Tevin Farmer is ready for the biggest fights between the featherweight and lightweight divisions. Farmer of Philadelphia has won 15 fights in a row and is now ranked number-five by the WBC at 130-pounds.   In his last bout, Farmer put on a masterful performance in a virtual shutout over highly regarded Ivan Redkach on July 30 in Brooklyn, New York. "First I want to thank Ivan Redkach for taking the fight. I really do. Because he gave me an opportunity to showcase my skills. No one else was biting. Ivan is a warrior. The fight itself was just me being me. Showing I'm one of the best fighters in the world. I took the fight at 135 because I literally can't get a fight in my weight class. I don't want to come off as thirsty but no Read more [...]
Fort Myers, FL (September 13, 2016) – Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will look to take another step up the welterweight ladder when he faces contender Yordenis Ugas Tuesday, September 27 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, NM.  The bout is scheduled for ten rounds and is the main event of Premier Boxing Champions’ “Toe to Toe Tuesday” series on Fox Sports 1.   Ugas, who captured a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics for his native Cuba, is 16-3 with 7 wins by knockout as a professional. On August 12, Ugas soundly defeated previously unbeaten Jamal James over ten rounds. The well-schooled Cuban has never been stopped and two of his defeats came via split decision. To prepare for the challenge, Perrella’s been training with world class fighters from all over the Read more [...]
It was an evening of mixed fortunes for the local favourites on Sunday, September 11, at the Hall Omnisport in Rebecq, Belgium. Two World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles were on the line, but only one of them stayed in Belgium when the night was over.  Fighting for the vacant WBF Intercontinental Welterweight title, Cedric Tita got off to a good start in his encounter with Ukrainian-born Polish banger Mykola Vovk, and in the first three rounds he continuously befuddled the visitor with nice movement and fast punching. But in the fourth round, after suffering a cut eye, Tita made the mistake of standing in front of Vovk to trade punches, which suited his opponent better than it did him. Vovk started to take over, and was soon in control of the fight and putting on the pressure. With hard Read more [...]
The comeback of one of boxing's most exciting fighters, former WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna, will begin on Friday, September 23, 2016.    Fortuna (29-1-1, 21 KOs) of Braintree, Massachusetts, via La Romana, Dominican Republic, will take on fellow Dominican Marlyn "Maravilla" Cabrera (22-0, 10 KOs) of Santiago de los Caballeros in a 10-round super featherweight battle to top promoters Sampson Lewkowicz's (Sampson Boxing) and Cesar Mercedes' (Manguita Promotions) night of world-class boxing at the Sambil Ballroom in Sambil Plaza in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and live on Dominican TV RNN. 27-year-old southpaw Fortuna won the WBA World Super Featherweight Championship in May 2015 with a 12-round decision over Bryan Vasquez and made a successful defense Read more [...]
Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle enters the ring against unbeaten and highly regarded Diego De La Hoya.  The bout opens the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez –Liam Smith HBO pay-per-view telecast Saturday, September 17 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX and is scheduled for ten rounds. Del Valle, who fought on HBO and Showtime on multiple occasions, considers this bout the most important of his career as he’s facing a foe that is in a position he himself was once in. “Going into my fight with Vic Darchinyan, I was unbeaten and there was a lot of hype behind me,” said Del Valle, who is 22-2 with 16 knockouts. “That fight was supposed to get me to the next level with a victory over a former world champion but unfortunately it didn’t go down that way. Vic had a ton of experience and Read more [...]
READING, PA (September 6, 2016)--Lightweight Kent Cruz and middleweight Junior Castillo each scored impressive victories this past Saturday night on the televised portion of a Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC Sports Network at Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio.  Cruz went to 11-0 with a eight-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Rickey Edwards, while Castillo got back in the win column with a six round unanimous decision over Josue Ovando. Cruz was very impressive as he showed an all-around performance by mixing up good boxing skills and power to take Edwards "0" in the battle of undefeated fighters. Cruz scored a knockdown in round two and hurt Edwards several more times as he featured a solid overhand right to win by scores of 77-74 & 77-73 twice. The 23 year-old Read more [...]

Opalach vs. Wanyonyi For WBF World Title

Posted: September 5, 2016 by wban100@aol.com in Press Release, WBF Press Release
On Saturday September 10 at the Hala-Basen in Goldap, Poland, local man Przemyslav Opalach will fight Kenyan Daniel Wanyonyi for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Middleweight title.On a ten-fight winning streak, 30-year-old Opalach is 22-2 (18) since turning professional in 2011, and after winning a slew of regional titles along the way this is his first shot at a world championship. Wanyonyi (33), a former Kenyan national champion and African champion, on the other hand has challenged for world honours before. Last February he lost a competitive decision to Tony Averlant in France for the WBF World Light Heavyweight title. He has since rebounded with a second-round knockout victory in Nairobi, to bring his record to 23-9-2 (19).Both boxers carry considerable power, Read more [...]
Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) came face-to-face today at a press conference in Hamburg ahead of their WBA World Light Heavyweight title fight on October 1 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.  erland The fighters appeared in a confident mood as they discussed their upcoming World title tussle, and having twice come close to sharing a ring, both Champion and Challenger are eager to prove who is the better man. ‘’I’m very happy this fight is finally happening,’’ said Braehmer. ‘’Nathan Cleverly is a great boxer. He has an offensive style and a high work-rate, which I'm sure will make for an entertaining night for the fans in Neubrandenburg. ‘’Of course, every fight is a challenge, but I believe Nathan will provide me Read more [...]