Archive for November, 2013

Comments Off on Video: Floyd Sr. Says If Manny Pacquiao Can Beat Guerrero or Canelo He Punches Ticket To Fight Money Mayweather

At the Mayweather Gym, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Sr., pulls no punches in his analyzes of the Manny Pacquaio vs. Brandon Rios fight, and gives his two cents about Rios talking big but didn’t bring the fight to the table as he thought he might after all of the big talk.  Check out the video, where  J’Leon Love [who by the way is set to fighting at the Little Creek Casino, in Shelton, Washington, on December 6th, in the Mainliner,  served as guest interviewer as we talked to Floyd Mayweather Sr. to get his thoughts on the performance of Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios. Although Floyd Mayweather conceded Manny Pacquiao looked good, he felt it was more due to the quality of the opponent he was fighting.  

Golden Boy McCallum Aims for First Title

Posted: 29th November 2013 by in Upcoming Event
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Edinburgh’s Golden Boy John McCallum takes the long trip from Edinburgh to London next week for his first title bout when he takes on Baltic Champion Adam Grabiec for the International Masters Light- Middleweight title.  McCallum only recently penned a deal with Goodwin Promotions head honcho Steve Goodwin and this will be his second fight under the Goodwin banner. “Steve has delivered everything he promised. I had a 4 rounder in Sunderland to shake the rust off and now I am going to the famous York Hall for my first title shot. I am not the only Scottish fighter in the bill with Paul Appleby taking on one of Steve’s hottest prospects in the light welterweight division Philip Bowes. I do promise the Scottish fans that they will be seeing at least one winner. I will be going back to Read more […]

Rossy to Headline on card at the PacPlex in Brooklyn

Posted: 29th November 2013 by in Upcoming Event
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BROOKLYN, NY (NOVEMBER 29, 2013)–On Saturday night, December 14th, Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing presents a big night of boxing at Pacplex in Brooklyn, New York.  In the featured bout of the evening, Heavyweight Derric Rossy will see action against an opponent to be named.Rossy of Medford, New York has a record of 28-7 with 14 knockouts. The 33 year-old Rossy has faced many of the top Heavyweights in the world and holds victories over the likes of Gary Bell (22-3-1), Sahnnon Miller (14-2), Edward Guitierrez (15-3), former world champion Ray Mercer (35-6-1), William Shahan (7-0), Carl Davis Drummond (26-1), Alexis Mejias (10-2), Ian Lewson (6-1-1) and Travis Walker (39-8-1).  Rossy also has faced former world title challenger Eddie Chambers twice, Alexander Dimitrenko (27-0), Kubret Read more […]

Comments Off on Press Release: New horizons for Olympic Movement as Brasov and Lausanne bid for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

It will be terra nova for the Olympic Movement in 2020, as the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) head to one of two cities that have never previously hosted an edition of the Olympic Games. Brasov (Romania) and Lausanne (Switzerland)* both submitted their applications to host the 3rd edition of the Winter YOG to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the 28 November deadline. IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are delighted that Brasov and Lausanne are in the running for 2020 and want to bring the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games to their cities. Both candidates have signalled their strong interest in hosting the YOG, and we look forward to receiving each bid’s vision on how these Games can best reach young people and benefit their communities in a sustainable way. It promises Read more […]

Comments Off on Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi Media Conference Call Transcript

Marylyn Aceves Thanks everyone for joining us today. We have Zab Judah and Paulie Maliganggi available to talk to you and answer your questions about the fight Richard Schaefer Thank you, Marylyn. I’m really excited, I’ve been talking with Paulie and Zab Judah, I know its freezing cold in New York but those guys are going to heat up the Barclays Center. It’s been a terrific year for SHOWTIME. It has been the best year in boxing history for SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME is not ending the year with one bang but two bangs. The first one will be Dec. 7 here with Judah and Malignaggi. It’s a battle of Brooklyn; it’s for the pride of Brooklyn. We also have some of the best talent in those respective weight classes that are going to be showcasing what they are all about in meaningful fights. Read more […]

Four WBF Title Fights in Austria December 7th

Posted: 27th November 2013 by in Upcoming Event, WBF Press Release
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On Saturday December 7 at the Speedfit Sporthalle in Vienna, Austria, local promotional outfit Box-Team Vienna is staging a massive card featuring no less than four World Boxing Federation (WBF) title fights involving local fighters against tough foreign opposition. Topping the bill, WBF Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Gogi “Lionheart” Knezevic, 25-4-1 (12), is set to defend his title against Georgian challenger Robinson Omsarashvili, 13-5-3 (7). 34-year-old Knezevic won the title last May defeating former European title-challenger Jozsef Matolcsi from Hungary, and the Omsarashvili-encounter will be his first defense. A victory could be a step closer to a shot at the vacant WBF World title. Undefeated WBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion Timy Shala, 17-0 (7), will Read more […]

Comments Off on Jason Barnett Late Replacement for Manuel Quezada for Travis Kauffman fight

This Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA, WBA number-ten ranked Heavyweight Travis Kauffman (26-1, 19 KO’s) will now fight Jason Barnett in the 10 round main event for the WBU Intercontinental Heavyweight championship. Kauffman was originally due to fight Manuel Quezada but Quezada failed to supply the proper paperwork and Barnett was summoned for this title opportunity. “After it was apparent that Quezada would not be able to make the fight, we looked for good suitable replacements.  We put calls into Derrick Rossy, Epifanio Mendoza and Bowie Topou but Barnett was the only guy willing to take the fight.”, said Kings Promotions Marshall Kauffman. Barnett of Clearwater, Florida has a record of 14-14 with 7 wins coming by knockout. He holds wins over John Poore Read more […]

Comments Off on The Pittsburgh Kid Rises to Challenge for World Title Once Again!

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in association with Roy Jones Jr. Presents, Golden Boy Promotions & TNT Promotions present a special edition of “Live Championship Boxing” on Saturday November 30th, 2013 at The Harv.  In the 12 Round Main Event, Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora faces Johan “El Terrible” Perez of Caracas, Venezuela for the WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Title. Spadafora (48W-0L-1D, 19KO), the former IBF World Champion, following an extended period of lows has astonishingly roared back over the past year with three victories over top contenders including capturing the NABF Title in his last bout jetting himself back to the top of the division & earning another crack at another World Title.  Currently carrying the best record of any active Read more […]

Its The Defining Night for Bowes

Posted: 26th November 2013 by in Upcoming Event
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29 year old Philip “Quicksilver” Bowes has made a fine start to his career with 6 unbeaten fights but now takes on a massive step up in class when he takes on former British Champion Paul Appleby as a special feature in the “Lionheart and Braveheart” show promoted by Steve Goodwin of Goodwin Promotions at York Hall on December 7th. Bowes says of his massive opportunity “I am delighted to have the opportunity to box someone of Paul’s credentials and this fight will show whether I am capable of getting to British title level myself which I believe I am.” Bowes continued “I do not want to build my record to 10-0 against nobodies. I want to be boxing for titles over the next 6 months and am aiming for Southern Area and English titles by that time.” For Appleby it is a Read more […]

Comments Off on Champion Molina Staying Active in Chicago Community While Waiting for Next Big Fight

   IBF Junior Middleweight Champion “King” Carlos Molina is making good on his promise to be a “people’s champion”, as he continues to interact with the public in his beloved Chicago while waiting for his next big fight. Last Friday at Curie High School on Chicago’s Southwest side, Molina and WBA # 6 heavyweight “Fast” Fres Oquendo were guests of honor at Curie’s annual Community Fall Festival. The pair signed autographs, posed for photos and spoke to young people about the importance of hard work. “This is an amazing event, and it feels really good to give back to my neighborhood. I am grateful for the invite,” said Molina, who was raised and still lives minutes from Curie. Meanwhile, Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) has been staying active in the gym while fielding offers and challenges Read more […]

Comments Off on Showtime Sports will Premiere the Latest Chapter of its Acclaimed Documentary Series ALL ACCESS

NEW YORK (Nov. 26, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports will premiere the latest chapter of its acclaimed documentary series ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana, replay classic fights from seminal moments in each fighter’s career and offer additional exclusive behind-the-scenes content-all in the buildup to Saturday, Dec. 14, when Adrien “The Problem” Broner and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana headline the highly anticipated four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® event in San Antonio, Texas. ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana, a two-episode series, will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME-immediately preceding the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast headlined by Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi-with replays on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME EXTREME® and CBS Sports Network.  Following Read more […]

Escalante Gears Up For Biggest Fight of Career

Posted: 26th November 2013 by in News Story, Upcoming Event
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SAN CARLOS, CA (November 26, 2013) – Super-Flyweight Bruno Escalante (10-1-1, 5KOs) is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career as he prepares to battle Michael Ruiz (9-3, 3 KOs) of Fresno California for the IBA Super-Flyweight championship.  The 10-round bout is set to happen on December 7th at the Sports House in Escalante’s hometown of Redwood City California.  Escalante, a California resident by way of Cebu, Philippines, is fully prepared to give his fans a night to remember. With less than two weeks away, Escalante comments on his training camp and future plans if victorious. “Training camp has been very difficult,” said Escalante. “Ruiz is a southpaw so I have to be super focused on circling the right way. I’m happy with the way training camp has been going.  I’ve done Read more […]

Dominic Breazeale Returns to Action Tonight

Posted: 26th November 2013 by in News Story
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Sunrise, Florida (November 26, 2013) – In the telecast that has been dubbed “Heavyweights Collide” on Golden Boy Live, unbeaten heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (7-0, 7 KO’s) will be returning to the ring tonight in a six round bout which was scheduled to be featured live on Fox Sports 1. Breazeale’s return to the ring was anticipated by many boxing insiders and DB  fans of the heavyweight division as he was scheduled to face his toughest opponent to date in journeyman Nagy Aguilera. Unfortunately, Aguilera pulled out of the fight unexpectedly due to a back injury on Sunday and Breazeale will now be facing Keith Barr (11-4, 3 KO’s) of West Virginia. Breazeale is disappointed due to the turn of events as he trained diligently for Aguilera. However, he is definitely up to Read more […]

Comments Off on Randall Bailey notches 44th career win Working way back into welterweight mix

MIAMI (November 26, 2013) – Three-time, two-division world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (44-8, 37 KOs) returned to the ring last Saturday night in Tampa for his first fight in 13 months, defeating Ecuador welterweight Humberto “Bam Bam” Toledo (41-11-2, 25 KOs) by way of an eighth-round disqualification for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International belt. Bailey battered Toledo from the opening bell right up to the bizarre ending, in which Toledo suddenly and surprisingly took a knee in the middle of the ring, only to get back up and get disqualified for pushing referee Frank Santore, Jr. into the ropes. “I wasn’t really surprised because I saw the way he was responding in the first couple of rounds,” Bailey explained. “I was hitting him hard and often and he was looking Read more […]

Comments Off on Power House Amateur Team From the Elite Heat Gym Shine This Past Weekend

NEWARK, NJ (NOVEMBER 25, 2013)–This past weekend members of the Powerhouse Amateur team that trains out of the Elite Heat Gym in Newark, NJ had successful showings in three different tournaments on the east coast. First in Stamford, Connecticut, Silver Gloves National Champion Malik Nelson, who was competing in the 13-14 year-old, 85 pound division lost a close decision to Felix Rivera of Connecticut.  Nelson is trained by Charles Johnson. In the same tourney, Jr. Golden Gloves national champion Vito Mielnicki Jr., who competes in the 11-12 year old, 80 pound division won a unanimous decision over Silver Gloves runner-up Xavier Ramirez of Reading, PA. In the Metro championships that took place at Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn, NY.  Zyad Hassan who fights in the 11 year-old, 95 pound division Read more […]