On Saturday, June 24, 2017, professional boxing returns to Miami Beach as Warriors Boxing presents "Night of the Rising Stars 2" at the Deauville Beach Resort.  The second of Warriors Boxing's series of Miami-area fights designed to develop local and international prospects, NORS 2 will feature popular and talented light heavyweight Robert Daniels Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami looking to remain perfect in the light heavyweight division. 24-year-old southpaw light heavyweight Robert Daniels Jr. is the son of former cruiserweight world champion Robert "Preacherman" Daniels, the only Miami-born fighter to hold a major world title. Daniels Jr. started boxing at 10 years old and went 64-6 as an amateur boxer. Among his many accolades, he won the Sunshine State Games twice, the State title twice, Read more [...]
ORANGE, Calif. (June 20, 2017) - Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (4-0, 4 KOs), a highly accomplished amateur and recently turned professional, highlights Friday night's "Path to Glory" undercard  from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.   Watch Dutchover vs. Carrizoza and the rest of the 6-fight card on TB Presents: Path To Glory, live streaming on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST. Dutchover, who trains in Southern California but resides in Midland, Tex., faces his toughest opponent to date: once-beaten Miguel Carrizoza (10-1, 2 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mex. The bout marks Dutchover's second 6-round fight of his young career. He stormed into the paid ranks with four straight knockout wins. "The plan this year is to up my level Read more [...]
19th June 2017, New Delhi: Talks have taken a positive turn between SECA Worldwide, promoters of Chinese No.1 boxer and WBO Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali and IOS Boxing Promotions, promoter of WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh for the biggest showdown in Asia. The battle between two of the biggest pro fighters of India and China will decide the King of Asia. This will be a double title fight, where in both the boxers will put their respective titles at stake whoever defends his title, goes home with his defended title and the opponents title. The promoters of the respective boxers were in talks earlier this year as well, but due to unavoidable circumstances the bout did not take place. However, now that the promoters are back in talks, Read more [...]
World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Welterweight Champion Bethuel Ushona, 35-5-1 (19), from Namibia will make the first defense of his title against Russian challenger Roman Belaev, 16-2 (11), on Saturday July 1 at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek.   Born, raised and still residing in Windhoek, Ushona won the title when he decisioned tough former European titlist Rafal Jackiewicz from Poland last December, and now he is ready for his anticipated return, in front of his many adoring home-town fans. After six months of inactivity, Ushona is eager to get back in the ring. While he claims to know very little about the man who will try to take the title from him, he is adamant that he is not taking anything for granted, and that he is in no way underestimating Belaev: “The title-defense has Read more [...]
(Atlantic City, NJ - June 15, 2017) - Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Inaugural Induction weekend held on May 26, 27 and 28th was a smorgasbord of boxing royalty, celebrity guests and legions of boxing fans. ACBHOF mission is to create visibility and awareness through annual inductions ceremonies; boxing champions, as well as the boxing community at-large will have their names enshrined into immortality by being inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. "Watching my vision come together with the assistance of Rodrick Green, the VP of Business Strategy, and Angela Crockett our Communications Director, along with the rest of my team and countless other supporters and fans across the country, who've embraced this endeavor has been overwhelmingly impressive." - Ray McCline, Read more [...]
Lou DiBella:  Thanks, everybody for joining us for the main event conference call for the PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes show on July 15th live at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, 5:00 pm Pacific Time on FOX and live at NYCB Live home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum oin Uniondale, New York. This'll be the first boxing event on Long Island - first major boxing event at the Nassau Coliseum - in 31 years.  The last event was on March 10th, 1986.  It was headlined by Mike Tyson.  For anyone that hasn't been to NYCB Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum, it's a gorgeous venue. Opened with a Billy Joel concert a couple of months ago one of the really, really, really beautiful new venues in the world and if you had been at the Nassau Coliseum before, this is a tremendous upgrade over the old building Read more [...]
Phoenix, Arizona-based super middleweight phenom David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez spent some time behind the microphone last Sunday, while waiting eagerly for his potentially record-breaking world championship challenge.  Undefeated Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) did an admirable job serving as a Fox Sports 1 guest commentator for former champion Brand Rios' exciting comeback victory over Aaron Herrera at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California. Benavidez is coming off a star-making eight-punch combination KO 8 of fellow contender "Porky" Medina at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. The 20-year-old now waits for word on who he will face for the WBC Championship in his try to become the youngest super middleweight world champion in boxing history. Darrin Van Horn, who was Read more [...]
ATLANTIC CITY (JUNE 12, 2017) -- This past Saturday, welterweight Thomas LaManna won an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez that headlined a card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.  The show was the 8th consecutive capacity capacity crowd promoted by Rising Promotions at the Claridge. LaManna dominated the action with power shots that he landed behind a long jab throughout the contest.  Velasquez was game as he took a lot of shots and landed an occasional power shot.  LaManna sealed the deal in the final round when he landed a flush 4-punch combination that put Velasquez on the canvas. LaManna of Millville, NJ won on all cards by scores of 80-71 to raise his mark to 23-2.  Velasquez falls to 24-29-2. "Velasquez was tough and durable,"said LaManna Read more [...]
Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) says Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) will not take his title when they meet for the WBA World Super Middleweight Championship on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany.   Zeuge captured the WBA strap with an impressive knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis on November 5, 2016 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam. Having fought to a stalemate four months earlier, Zeuge claimed the title in style, stopping the Italian champion with just 19 seconds remaining in the final round. The Berlin boxer then retained his belt with a technical decision against Nigeria’s Isaac Ekpo. He was ahead on points when the referee stopped the fight in the fifth round due to a cut above his right eye following an accidental clash of heads. The 25 year-old is now set for Read more [...]
Dennis Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) will take on Kid Galahad (22-0, 13 KOs) for the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Championship on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK.   Although fighting for the first time on British soil as a professional, the 28-year old Ceylan is no stranger to fighting British boxers having previously shared the ring with Isaac Lowe and Ryan Walsh in entertaining European title fights. ‘Dennis the Menace’ Ceylan, undefeated as a professional and the current EBU European Featherweight Champion, admits he has his sights set on World title honours, but must overcome his toughest career challenge to date in the undefeated Galahad from Sheffield. “I'm so ready for this fight!” said Ceylan. “I've been training hard for Read more [...]
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (June 13, 2017) - The Grand Opening of the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame's (CBHOF) new location in the Sky Casino at Mohegan Sun will be held there Monday, June 26, starting at 6 p.m. ET. The media and public is welcome to attend the grand opening festivities. Dignitaries representing from Mohegan Sun and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes will be in attendance, as well as many CBHOF inductees, including Marlon Starling and "Irish: Micky Ward. The original CBHOF location was in Mohegan Sun Arena but public availability for viewing was restricted to only during scheduled events held there. CBHOF inductees' plaques and video of major fights held in Connecticut were displayed. The new CBHOF will be open to the public during Mohegan Sun Casino operating hours.   In addition Read more [...]
PARK CITY, Kansas (June 13, 2017) - 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez returns to the ring this Saturday night, June 17, at home in Wichita for his second professional fight, headlining "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire" on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. Wichita-native Hernandez (1-0, 1 KO) will face unbeaten Mexican flyweight Jose Rodriquez (2-0, 2 KOs)in the six-round main event. Due to ticket demand in the local market and in anticipation of a sold-out event, Hartman Arena will be extending it box office hours tomorrow, (Wednesday, June 14) and Thursday, June 15from 10 a.m. CT to 7 p.m. CT. In addition, Hartman Arena personnel will be selling tickets at Mort's Cigar Bar this Friday night (June 16) for the official weigh in, open to the public Read more [...]
Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) is targeting the division's top names as he makes the move down to super middleweight.  Skoglund is currently ranked with all the major governing bodies at 175lbs (IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #10 and WBA #11), but frustrated by a lack of opportunities, and following talks with his promoter Nisse Sauerland, the 26 year-old has decided to drop down to 168lbs. At super middleweight, Skoglund is eager to prove himself at the highest level, and has already set his sights on the division's champions George Groves (WBA Super), James De Gale (IBF) and Tyron Zeuge (WBA Regular), plus a Scandinavian showdown with Danish boxing legend Mikkel Kessler, who has recently announced his comeback. ‘’It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while,’’ Read more [...]
SAN DIEGO- Bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins will attempt to protect his IBF title for a third fight, this time against undefeated Ryan Burnett, Saturday, June 10th, LIVE on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment.   The main event will be preceded by a full afternoon of boxing from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland beginning at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST. "This fight continues our strong series of championship boxing in 2017," said AWE CEO Robert Herring, Sr. "The fight will be a tremendous battle between a classy world champion taking on a hungry, undefeated challenger." The 33 year-old world champion, Haskins, is a 14 year professional who won his first 15 fights.  After suffering his first loss to future world title challenger Tshifiwa Munyai, Haskins went on to win 11 of his next 12 Read more [...]
On Saturday, May 13, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, will present a night of world-class boxing, featuring several undefeated fighters risking their perfect records, at the Centro de Convenciones in Punta del Este, in his home country of Uruguay. After the event's weigh-in the night before, on Friday, May 12, Lewkowicz is also putting on a pair of very special seminars for South American officials and trainers. Fighting in the May 13 10-round main event will be WBC #14-rated welterweight Cesar Miguel "La Joya" Barrionuevo (31-3-2, 21 KOs) of Catamarca, Argentina, taking on Oscar "El Estudiante" Meza (28-7, 23 KOs) of Sinaloa, México for the WBC Latino Welterweight Championship. Barrionuevo knocked out Panama's Azael Cosio in five rounds last year, as part of the WBC's Read more [...]