Tampa, FL (February 18, 2018) – Lightweight contender William “Baby Face” Silva returns to the ring Saturday, March 3 to face rugged Rogelio Casarez at Banquet Master in Clearwater, FL.  The eight-bout card is promoted by Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and tables can be purchased by calling 813-734-2461.  The first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m. Hailing from Sao Paolo, Brazil but residing in Florida, Silva has an excellent 24-1 professional record with 14 of those victories by knockout. The former WBO Latino Lightweight titlist fought highly-touted Felix Verdejo on HBO in 2016 but came up short in a gutsy performance. Silva is looking to get back into the limelight but must first pass a tough test on the 3rd. Known by his moniker “El Loco,” Read more [...]
EL PASO, TX. (February 17, 2018) - Former world champions Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) and Devon Alexander (27-4-1, 14 KOs) fought to majority draw in the exciting main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday night from Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas.  Both fighters believed they had done enough over the 12 rounds to earn the decision. Photo Credit: Juan Yepez/Premier Boxing Champions "I absolutely thought I won the fight," said Alexander. "The last few rounds I probably gave him, but I thought I out landed him in the 12th. I thought I did enough to win. I gave him three rounds." "I thought the decision was a little off and I thought I did enough to win," said Ortiz. "The first few rounds were a little complicated. He's a great boxer Read more [...]
On Saturday, March 17, the "Argentinean Lomachenko," two-time Olympian Alberto "Impacto" Melian, will challenge for his first professional title in only his second professional fight.  Fighting in his hometown of Villa Dolores, Cordoba, Argentina, Melian (1-0, 1 KO) will take on Argentine Super Bantamweight Champion Javier Aristule (32-8, 16 KOs) over 10 rounds. The event, presented by Sampson Boxing in partnership with Tello Box and JEB Boxing, and entitled "Night of the Olympians," will also feature promising former Olympian Alberto "Beto" Palmetta (6-1, 2 KOs) and will be televised live on TyC Sports and VTV Uruguay (available in HD) for all of Latin America, The United States and the Caribbean. Considered by several experts as the best Argentine amateur boxer of the last decade, Read more [...]
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 15, 2018): Ryan "Kingry" Garcia (13-0, 12 KOs), the 2017 consensus prospect of the year out of Victorville, Calif., will put his Junior NABF Super Featherweight Title on the line in his first headlining bout on the March 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Garcia, a rising phenomenon of modern boxing, will also fight for the vacant NABA USA Super Featherweight Title as he faces the tough Mexican pugilist Fernando Vargas (32-15-3, 24 KOs) in this ten-round affair. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. Garcia has star potential written all over him. The 19-year-old won multiple national championships as an amateur Read more [...]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 12, 2018) - "Fightin' Irish" and Boston boxing has been synonymous for more than a century, since the Irish first started emigrating to the United States in general, Boston in particular, after the Great Potato Famine. Many Irish and Irish-American boxers have fought in the Greater Boston area, some born and others resettling there. This rich tradition continues next month in a different way when the three-city 2018 USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour kicks-off Monday, March 12, at the newly renovated Royale Entertainment Complex in Boston's famed theater district. The Boston stop, which is being presented by Budweiser, will have general admission tickets for $20.00 and a limited amount of $30.00 reserved tickets go on sale today (Monday, Feb. 12) at 12 Read more [...]
New York, NY (February 5, 2018) Fight Promotions Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of 2016 Olympian, super heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan, to a promotional contract.   Jalolov, who was the flag-bearer for Uzbekistan for the 2016 Olympics, is a 6'6" power puncher who participated in approximately 97 amateur bouts, winning 84 by mostly first round knockouts. The 23 year-old is a towering knockout artist who won a myriad of international tournaments including a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships, and a Gold medal at the 2017 Asian championships. Bakhodir represented Uzbekistan at the 2016 Olympics. He holds wins over many notable prospects from Kazakhstan, Cuba and Europe. Max Alperovich, the president of Fight Promotions, Inc. commented on the signing: "Bakha is Read more [...]
In a rare case of big time championship boxing in the Mediterranean island state, Prize Boxing Promotions presents a show billed as “Champions Collide” on Saturday February 24 at the Corradino Sports Pavillion in Paola, Malta.  Headlining the bill will be a fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Middleweight title between local hero Christian “Coqqos” Schembri and Italy-based Dominican Christian Arvelo Segura. Schembri, 11-3 (5), turned professional in 2015 by unusually facing what appeared to be a much too accomplished opponent in former Commonwealth Champion Scott Dixon (37-10-4 at the time), but amazingly managed to give the Scot all he could handle before losing a majority decision over ten rounds. They rematched six months later, and this time Read more [...]
Many years ago, Stevens rolled the dice, giving up his job as a waiter and deciding to go all-in in terms of boxing, and over the course of time he has served in almost every conceivable area of boxing as an administrator, promoter, matchmaker, editor, writer, ring announcer, blow-by-blow TV announcer, producer, and radio show host. Ron Scott Stevens is shown here in an old picture with "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali "I figured boxing was the sport of underdogs and I was an underdog," Stevens explained. "So, why not try boxing? The great thing about boxing is it allows somebody like me an open spot. Nobody is really born into boxing, other than the son of a boxer or, somebody like that/. It's the beauty of boxing. Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include (Spring Valley) Read more [...]
WORCESTER, Mass. (January 31, 2018) -- Light heavyweight Kevin "The New England Bully" Cobbs (10-2, 4 KOs", representing George Foreman III's Everybody Fights gym in South Boston (MA), will be back in the ring after a relatively long hiatus, February 10th against undefeated Hartford (CT) prospect Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera (5-0, 4 KOs), at The Palladium in Worcester. Rivera vs. Cobbs will battle for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) New England light heavyweight title in the eight-round "New England's Future 5" main event.  "New England';s Future 5", presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE)", is the fifth installment of the popular "New England's Future Series." "We are very excited to be able to have put together a fight of this caliber," promoter Read more [...]
EDMONTON, Canada (January 31, 2018) - The ultra-entertaining World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) semifinals-round concludes this Saturday, when undefeated world champions Murat "Iron" Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) and Yunier "The KO Doctor" Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs) throw-down in a unification fight, at Bolshov Ice Dome in Adler, Russia.  Like all WBSS action, the Gassiev-Dorticos card will air live in Canada, starting at 2 p.m. ET, exclusively on Super Channel. (L-R) - Yunier Doricos & Murat Gassiev (Pictures courtesy of World Boxing Super Series) The Gassiev-Dorticos winner will advance this May to the WBSS championship final in Saudi Arabia, to fight WBO/WBC world champion Oleksandr "The Cat" Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs), winner of this past Saturday's WBSS semifinals match against Mairis Briedis Read more [...]
On Sunday February 18, plenty of local pride will be on the line when compatriots Luis Solis and Nery Saguilan headlines a show in Comitan, Mexico, with the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Light Welterweight title at stake. Luis Solis, from the port city of Progreso, has won seven of his last eight bouts, six of those by stoppage, and three straight last year since losing on points to former WBC World Lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco in February. Last June, “Muecas” Solis impressed the enthusiastic and knowledgable boxing fans in Comitan, when he dug deep to grind out a hard-fought, but deserved, decision victory over tough-as-nails former IBF World Champion Cristobal Cruz. With a record of 23-8-4 (19), 25-year-old Solis has youth and power on his side, but Mexico Read more [...]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 29, 2018) -- USA Boxing announced today the three cities that will host the 2018 USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour.Boston, Manchester (NH) and Springfield (MA) will welcome two of the world's top amateur boxing teams for friendly duals. Each city will showcase up to 12 bouts, that will all be live streamed, free of charge, on USA Boxing's website. The tour will kick off March 12 at Boston's Royale Entertainment Complex, followed by matchups on March 15 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Manchester will close out the duals on March 21 at The Manchester Downtown Hotel. Boxing will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST in all three cities, and tickets will be made available for purchase in the coming weeks. The American delegation will be led by Head Coach Read more [...]
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (January 29, 2018) - Two-division World Boxing Association (WBA) World Champion Beibut Shumenov announced his comeback today at a press conference held in his native Kazakhstan.  "I thought a very long time before making this decision," Shumenov explained. "Having weighed all the pros and cons, in addition to consulting with my family and team, I have firmly decided to return to professional boxing. Ahead is a lot of work but our goal is obvious. I want to express my thanks to all those who've supported me. I will keep everyone up to date with more news and details of my return to the ring." The Las Vegas-based Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), a 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian, retired last June due to an eye injury., forcing him to relinquish his WBA cruiserweight world title. "I Read more [...]
EDMONTON, Canada (January 27, 2018) --- Unbeaten cruiserweight world champions Oleksandr "The Cat" Usyk and Mairis Briedis open the entertaining World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) semifinals today in Latvia, starting at 2 p.m. ET, live exclusively on Super Channel in Canada. Mairis Briedis (L) & Oleksandr Usyk (photo courtesy of World Boxing Super Series)   Super Channel acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services. Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs), the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Cruiserweight World Champion is a two-time Ukrainian Olympian, who captured gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 2011 World Championships, Read more [...]
Huntington, New York, January 27, 2018:  Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented the latest edition of the 'Rockin fights' series last night at the Paramount in Huntington, NY before a completely sold out crowd.  The main event saw Hicksville, NY native Anthony "Showtime" Karperis, improve to 15-3 5KO with an impressive 10 round unanimous win over the ever so tough and game Nicaraguan, Nelson Lara, who falls to 17-10-4 9KO by scores of 100-90, and 99-91 on the other two judge's scorecards.  The bout was contested in the jr. welterweight division. It was a fast-paced action fight as Karperis, displayed great hand speed and impressive combinations throughout the 10 round bout. Lara, to his credit never stopped coming forward as he was more than willing to exchange punches with Karperis.  Read more [...]