Archive for February, 2016

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!   WHO:            CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal  Middleweight World Champion AMIR “KING” KHAN, Former Two-Time World Champion OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer of Canelo Alvarez JOSE “CHEPO” REYNOSO, Manager and Trainer of Canelo Alvarez SHAH KHAN, Father and Manager of Amir Khan MAURICIO SULAIMAN, President of WBC   WHEN:          Monday, February 29, 2016 10:00 a.m. GMT – Press Arrival 11:00 a.m. GMT – Fan Arrival 11:30 a.m. GMT – Press Conference Begins **Media, please RSVP to Amir Rashid at amir.rashid@goldenstarmedia.com**                         WHERE:       The Park Plaza Riverbank London, Ballroom 18 Albert Embarkment, SE1 7TJ London    WHAT: Read more […]

Comments Off on Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan kick off their Press Tour Week with sight-seeing in London

LONDON (Feb. 28, 2016) – Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) took time on Sunday, Feb. 28 to kick off their press conference tour week visiting some of London’s most recognizable landmarks.  The fighters posed for photos alongside their teams at the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oxo Tower, London Eye and Westminster-House of Parliament.   The press tour will continue for the fighters with a press conference at The Park Plaza Riverbank London on Monday, Feb. 29. The tour will move on to New York on Tuesday, March 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe’s Live Venue in Times Square and will finish off at the Five Tower Stage at Universal City Walk Hollywood on Wednesday, March 2. All events are open to the public.   Current Read more […]

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NEW YORK (Feb. 26th, 2016) — Junior welterweights Hank Lundy and Terence Crawford each made weight Friday at the Theater Lobby at the Madison Square Garden in advance of their 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) world title bout Saturday in the main event of HBO’s World Championship Boxing doubleheader, promoted by Top Rank and CES Boxing.    Philadelphia’s Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs) weighed 138.2 pounds, well below the 140-pond weight limit, while the undefeated, reigning champion Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs) tipped the scales at 139.2.    Friday’s weigh-in was rare in that the main event fighters did not share the stage or pose for a face-off following a near altercation between the two at Thursday’s final press conference at Chase Square.    After speaking to the press Read more […]

Ty Barnett “Attah is just a steppingstone to bigger fights”

Posted: 26th February 2016 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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Ty Barnett battles former world title challenger Daniel Attah in Main event on THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Jordan Shimmell battles Willis Lockett in co-feature Plus beltway stars Demond Nicholson Mykal Fox, Sam Crossed, Patrick Harris,  Antonio Magruder and Luther Smith to see action For Immediate Release   Washington, D.C.. (February, 25, 2016) – This Saturday night, February 27th,King’s Promotions returns to our nation’s capital of Washington, D.C with a big night of boxing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.   In the main event, Ty Barnett take on former world title challenger Daniel Attah in a Super Lightweight battle scheduled for 8-rounds.   Barnett of Washington, Read more […]

Comments Off on LaManna to take on Kendal Mena in main event on Saturday, March 19 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ (February 26, 2016)–On Saturday night,  March 19, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will headline in an 8-round Welterweight bout when he fights Kendal Mena at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City . The card is promoted by Rising Promotions in association with Vincent M. Ponte’s Gulf Stream Promotions. LaManna (19-1, 7 KO’s) of nearby Millville, New Jersey will be making his second consecutive appearance at The Claridge.  LaManna won a 8-round unanimous decision over Ariel Vasquez on December 5th. LaManna used his reach and height and worked behind his jab to keep Vasquez at bay.  As the fight wore on, LaManna started to dominate with body punches and cruised home to victory to the tune of 79-72 on two scorecards and 78-73. The 24 year-old LaManna turned professional Read more […]

Comments Off on Philly native Lundy draws inspiration from family heading into Saturday’s world title bout in New York City

NEW YORK (Feb. 25th, 2016) — The playful ribbing between Hank Lundy and Terence Crawford that began in mid-January continued at Thursday’s final press conference when Crawford’s trainer, Brian McIntyre — a former fighter himself — walked to the podium at Chase Square with a T-shirt that read, “I went to the Madison Square Garden and all I got was knocked out by Terrence Crawford,” an obvious jab at Lundy.   “These will be available for Hank and his team following the fight,” McIntyre deadpanned.   Team Lundy, led by CES Boxing president Jimmy Burchfield Sr., Lundy’s promoter, enjoyed a quick laugh at its own expense, with Burchfield taking the shirt, folding it carefully and placing it on his lap while McIntyre continued his monologue, merely an extension of the month-long social Read more […]

Split-T Management signs world ranked welterweight Ray Robinson

Posted: 25th February 2016 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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New York, NY (February 25, 2016)–Boxing manager’s Split-T Management is proud to announce the signing of world ranked welterweight contender Ray Robinson to a managerial contract. Robinson of Philadelphia, PA. has a record of 20-2 with nine knockouts and is currently ranked number-seven by the WBC. Robinson, who turned professional in 2006 is on a seven fight winning streak that is over a 5 and a half year period. The 30 year-old Robinson has wins over previously undefeated Roberto Acevedo, Darnell Jiles Jr & Aslanbek Kozaev. Robinson has collected the Pennsylvania Welterweight title with an explosive 2nd round stoppage over former U.S. Olympian Terrence Cauthen (36-7). He won the vacant WBA-NABA interim title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Alberto Morales (11-1). Read more […]

Comments Off on New England Tournament of Champions 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship

LOWELL, Mass. (February 25, 2016) – Tonight’s (Thursday, Feb. 25) open class finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, is set at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.   The semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, as well as three final matches in the N.E. novice division, were held last night in Lowell.  See complete results below as well as the bout sheet for tonight.   At stake this evening are spots on Team New England for the 2016 National Golden Gloves Championships, May 16-21, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Winners in each open weight class will qualify.   Tickets for the New England Tournament of Champions open class finals are available to purchase, starting at $17.00 for each event, Read more […]

“Knockout Night at the D” Press Conference

Posted: 25th February 2016 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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LAS VEGAS (February 25, 2016) — the D Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), along with Neon Star Media and Roy Englebrecht Promotions, hosted a press conference this past Tuesday afternoon to promote its new monthly boxing series, “Knockout Night at the D”.    The inaugural event, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, will be held inside the DLVEC’s 20,000-square-foot tent.    Guest speakers included Derek Stevens, Owner & CEO, the D Las Vegas; Carolyn G. Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas; promoter Roy Englebrecht, Mar. 12th main event fighters Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) and Josh “Pitbull” Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs), co-feature boxers  Chuy “El Huacan” Gutierrez (14-0-1, 4 KOs) andLeon “The Third Generation” Spinks III (11-3-1, 7 KOs). “We’re thrilled that the Read more […]

Comments Off on GH3 Promotions Lopez, Foster, Odom and Frometa shine this past Friday night in Atlantic City

Nutley, NJ (February 24, 2016) – This past Friday night at Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City four members of the GH3 Promotional banner, put on great performances and three of those were televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation that was seen on SHOWTIME®.   In the main event, Super Bantamweight, Adam Lopez (15-0) remained undefeated as he scored an emphatic unanimous decision Mario Munoz to retain the WBA Fedlatin title.   Jerry Odom (13-2-1) continued to establish himself as one of the most exciting fighters in the super middleweight division with a 8-round draw with previously unblemished Ronald Ellis.   Lightweight O’Shaquie Foster (10-1, 7 KO’s) scored a beatdown over previously undefeated Lavisas Williams by scoring a 7th round stoppage in an scheduled 8-round Read more […]

Khurtsidze Replaces The Injured Sam Soliman

Posted: 23rd February 2016 by wban100@aol.com in Press Release, Showtime, Upcoming Event
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NEW YORK (Feb. 23, 2016) – Undefeated middleweight contender Antoine Douglas will face hard-hitting Avtandil Khurtsidze in the co-feature of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION® on Saturday, March 5, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa. Khurtsidze (30-2-2, 20 KOs) steps in to face GH3 Promotions’ Douglas (19-0-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight bout for the WBO International title after Sam Soliman pulled out of the fight last week with a knee injury. Khurtsidze, of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Kutaisi, Georgia, has won eight straight – including six by knockout – since dropping a controversial decision to then-unbeaten Hassan N’Dam in a bout for the vacant interim WBA World Middleweight Title in Paris in 2010. Khurtsidze was scheduled Read more […]

Press Release: Errol Spence Jr. takes on Chris Algieri

Posted: 23rd February 2016 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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BROOKLYN (February 23, 2016) – Rising star and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (19-0, 16 KOs) will take on former world champion Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight showdown headlining an exciting night of matchups on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC in primetime on Saturday, April 16 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The NBC coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and will see unbeaten world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) of Poland squaring-off against former two-time cruiserweight world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) plus 2012 U.S. Olympian and unbeaten light heavyweight “Sir” Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KOs) of Staten Island takes on undefeated Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (21-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round battle. PBC Read more […]