LONDON (JULY 19, 2017)--WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defense of his crown against New York's Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday, September 16th at London's Copper Box Arena, live on BT Sport and BoxNation. Hatfield's Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) defeated Irish hero Andy Lee to take the WBO strap in a close and absorbing fight back in December 2015 that saw the undefeated star floor the former Champion twice in the third round and go on to claim a majority decision from the judges. A series of injuries led to a frustrating 2016 for Saunders, but he eventually defended his belt last December against Artur Akavov in Glasgow. Saunders was not at his best, but outpointed the game Russian. He was due to take on Avtandil Khurtsidze before the Georgian's arrest Read more [...]
A former WBF All Africa Welterweight Champion and the reigning WBF International Super Welterweight titlist going in, Egyptian star Andreas Valavanis won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Welterweight crown on Tuesday night, July 18, at Fitbox Corner in Cairo. After suffering a surprise knock-down in the second round, 25-year-old “King Cheetah” Valavanis recovered well and rallied back to stop experienced former Tanzanian Champion Omari Ramadan (29) in the second round with a vicious body-shot. A pro only since November of 2015, heavy-handed Valavanis is certainly being fast-tracked to the top, and improved his impressive ledger to 9-0 (9). Ramadan, a veteran of nine championship fights, is now 14-10-2 (10) since turning over in 2006. In the evenings co-feature, Read more [...]
GILROY, CA (July 17, 2017) - After giving fans some of the most thrilling fights in boxing, which spanned over sixteen hard fought years, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is announcing his retirement. "First, I want to thank God for allowing me to have a wonderful career.  I'm a kid from a small town in Gilroy, California, who made it to the mountain top of the boxing world. When I was a young kid growing up, I always believed in myself, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a small-town kid like myself, would be fighting in front of millions of fans." "I was blessed to win multiple world titles in four-divisions.  A boxer's career is a long and tough road. Many tears were shed, lots of blood, and tons of sweat.  Many miles were traveled, thousands of rounds sparred, none Read more [...]
Popular Long Island light heavyweight contender JOE SMITH JR. (23-2-0, 19 KO'S), gritted his way through Saturday's ten round battle with SULLIVAN BARRERA (20-1-0, 14 KO's), after suffering a broken jaw early in the 2nd round. Even with a broken jaw, Smith Jr. dug deep to fire away at the skilled Barrera until the final bell, in which he ultimately fell short by scores of 96-93 and 97-92 twice. In a fight that had the cheering crowd on their feet throughout, Smith and Barrera went to war from the opening bell. Prior to breaking his jaw, Smith wasted no time showing his sheer power as he drilled Barrera with a hard left hook to the forehead in the opening round sending Barrera sprawling to the canvas. Barrera, hurt from the knockdown, showed his proven grit and determination by rising and Read more [...]
Atlantic City, NJ (July 14, 2017)--Welterweight contender, Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will take on George Sosa for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight championship in the ten-round main event that will headline a great night of championship boxing on Saturday, August 19th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The show is expected to be the 9th sold-out show at the Claridge promoted by Rising Promotions. "Rising Promotions  is looking forward to ending the Summer with another great show here at the Claridge.   We have a good line up on the card so we are hoping for a packed house, and we are looking forward to staging our first championship bout," said Debbie LaManna of Rising Promotions. The championship bout is the first major sanctioning body championship bout in Atlantic City Read more [...]
Miami, Okla. (July 14, 2017)--Tonight at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, two members of Dave McWater's Split-T Management stable will be in action as 2016 United States Olympian Charles Conwell (3-0, 3 KOs), and his half-brother Isaiah Steen (7-0, 6 KOs) will see action on undercard bouts that will precede a ShoBox: The New Generation Quadrupleheader. Both Conwell and Steen are co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Holden Productions. Conwell of Cleveland, Ohio will take on 22-fight veteran Rick Graham in a six-round super welterweight bout. Steen also of Cleveland will battle Travis Nero in middleweight action in a bout scheduled for four rounds. For Conwell, this will be his 4th fight in just three months, as the 19 year-old has breezed along with a perfect mark Read more [...]

Upcoming Boxing Event July 15th in Arizona

Posted: July 14, 2017 by wban100@aol.com in Boxing, Press Release
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PHOENIX (July 14, 2017) - What's hotter than Phoenix in July? Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook series will answer that question this Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. PT (10:30 p.m. ET) when the tech-forward, fan-friendly broadcast platform delivers once again - this time with a stacked fight card featuring championship action live from the desert. Promoted by Roy Jones Jr. and Keith Veltre, Saturday's event will bring fans back-to-back championship action. The event will showcase a main attraction featuring NABA Super Welterweight Champion John "The Phenom" Vera Jr. (16-0, 10 KOs) as he takes on the former WBO Latino Champion Daniel Rosario (11-2, 10 KOs) in a 10-round contest live from in Chandler, Ariz. Super bantamweight standout and former WBA World Champion Rico Read more [...]
ALEXANDRIA, LA.  - Featherweight prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 KOs) will return to the ring to face former title challenger Chris Avalos (26-5, 19 KOs) in a 10-round showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes July 18 from Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features undefeated Ahmed Elbiali (15-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round showdown against light heavyweight prospect Leo Hall (8-2, 7 KOs). "I'm very excited to be fighting back on FS1 and FOX Deportes," said Flores. "I've learned a lot since suffering my first defeat but now it's time to get back in the win column. I'm up against a very tough fighter in Carlos Avalos.  I'm just ready to let my hands Read more [...]
Star Boxing announced the main event for "Rockin Fights 27", Friday, July 28th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  Fast rising Jr. Welterweight prospect and New York State Champion Anthony "Showtime" Karperis, 14-2 5KO'S Hicksville, NY will take on former NY Golden Glove champion Louis Cruz, 11-3 5KO'S Bronx, NY, in a 10 round Jr. Welterweight match up. Karperis is coming off a career best effort in his last fight stopping fellow prospect Scott Burrell on March 24th at the Paramount.  Karperis has won 10 of his last 11 bouts, all at the Paramount and is following in the footsteps of Star Boxing's Chris Algieri, Joe Smith, and Cletus Seldin, becoming the next big attraction developed at the Paramount.  The Hicksville native has a huge fan base supporting him each fight and has steadily Read more [...]
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. /ORANGE, Calif. (July 3, 2017) - In the "Locked n' Loaded" main event, welterweight Taras "Real Deal" Shelestyuk (16-0, 10 KOs) made quick work of Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (15-3, 11 KOs) by knocking him out in the third round Saturday night from Omega Products International in Sacramento, Calif. Shelestyuk, who is ranked No. 5 by the WBO, predicted a knockout win in his prefight interview with the Olympic bronze medalist (London 2012) saying he planned to be aggressive from the start. "I didn't want this fight going the distance," said Shelestyuk, who attributes the aggressiveness to new trainer Joel Diaz. "Joel and I worked on increasing our punch output and it showed in this fight." Shelestyuk, who is from the Ukraine but now makes his home in Los Angeles, rocked Read more [...]
ORANGE, Calif./Philadelphia, Penn. (June 27, 2017) - Undefeated, world ranked welterweight Taras "The Real Deal" Shelestyuk is banking on his new trainer, the highly regarded Joel Diaz, to take his game to the next level.  "I enjoy working with Joel Diaz," said Shelstyuk, who brought home a bronze finish in the 2012 London Olympics to his native Ukraine.  "He's a great communicator. He knows how to bring out the best in boxers." Shelestyuk (15-0, 9 KOs), who on Saturday headlines Thompson Boxing's "Locked n' Loaded" 8-round main event from Omega Products in Sacramento, Calif., is currently ranked No. 5 by the WBO. At 31, Shelestyuk can ill afford a slip up on his way up the official rankings. His opponent, Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (15-2, 11 KOs), is all too eager to play the spoiler Read more [...]
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 [...]