Archive for March, 2016

Comments Off on Capital Showdown: Skoglund faces Liebenberg on April 23 in Stockholm

Big time boxing returns to Stockholm on April 23 when the Nordic Fight Night hits the Hovet! IBF Intercontinental Champion Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) takes on the tough South African Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs).  Skoglund has been at the forefront of the revival in Swedish professional boxing. Last September, the 24 year-old from Nyköping made history when defending his IBF title against Oleksandr Cherviak – the first fight over championship distance on Swedish soil since the ban on professional boxing in 1969.  Three months later, the ‘Swedish Sensation’ returned with a one-sided points victory over the American knockout specialist Derek Edwards – the only man to have beaten current Swedish World Champion Badou Jack. Now, Skoglund must prepare for his next challenge, a twelve-round Read more […]

Comments Off on Tomasz Adamek in crossroads PPV fight April 2 live from Poland vs. Eric Molina

KRAKOW, Poland – Arguably the greatest Polish fighter of all-time, two-division world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, will be in a crossroads fight April 2 vs. former world title challenger Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina, airing on pay per view in North America, live from Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland.  The 39-year-old Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) should be inserted into the new heavyweight title mix with an impressive victory over Molina (24-3, 18 KOs), who gave World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Deontay Wilder a scare last June in the world title fight, in their International Boxing Federation (IBF) Inter-Continental heavyweight showdown.  Adamek, however, could possibly hang up his gloves for good if upset-minded Molina ruins the expected Polish celebration.    “I don’t want to just win,” Adamek Read more […]

Comments Off on Team Sauerland Release: Groves faces Brophy in Battle of Britain on April 9

George Groves will face David Brophy in a Super-Middleweight battle of Britain at The O2 in London on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Three-time World title challenger Groves meets the Scotsman over 12 rounds on the undercard of Anthony Joshua MBE’s World Heavyweight title clash with Charles Martin, as the Londoner aims to stay on track for a fourth shot at World honours.  Groves returned to the ring in style in January, stopping Andrea Di Luisa inside five rounds at the Copper Box Arena in east London in his first fight with new trainer Shane McGuigan, and ‘Saint’ George’s promoters Sauerland are in talks with Eddie Hearn for a summer showdown with St. Helens’ Martin Murray, but must get past the Scotsman first. “It’s nice to be in a domestic dust-up!” said Groves. Read more […]

Comments Off on AIBA Press Release: HeadsUp campaign making an impact in Africa and Americas as continents boxers pursue Olympic quota places in Cameroon and Argentina

Launched in 2015, AIBA’s HeadsUp campaign is dedicated to the physical and professional well being of its boxers, developing and sustaining their careers from grassroots academies to elite-level competition and into retirement.  Following the respective commitment of the European Boxing Confederation and Asian Boxing Confederation, AIBA underlines his commitment to ensuring a full roll out of the HeadsUp programme the world over with the signing off the Charter by two major Confederations representing more than 100 National Federations. “Working closely with our confederations to help implement initiatives like HeadsUp and continue to develop our sport is central to AIBA’s role as boxing’s governing body. We have the best boxers in Africa and Americas competing for places at the Read more […]

Comments Off on Nielsen retains WBC International title with unanimous points decision against Larghetti – Press Release

Micki Nielsen (21-0, 14 KOs) overcame his toughest career test to retain his WBC International Cruiserweight title with a unanimous points victory against former World title challenger Mirko Larghetti (24-2, 14 KOs) last night at the Albertslund Musikateatret in Copenhagen.  Headlining his first event at his hometown arena, the Danish southpaw started strongly, working well behind his southpaw jab and punishing his opponent with heavy shots to the head and body. Larghetti, suffering from a swollen eye, looked to be in trouble in the opening rounds as he failed to keep up with Nielsen’s work rate.   Larghetti was forced to absorb more punishment as the rounds went on, with Nielsen, still in total control, finding the target with a series of combinations. Undeterred, the granite chinned Read more […]

Comments Off on Building a Better Heavyweight: The Medical Dream Team Behind Undefeated Heavyweight Justin ‘Jawbreaker’ Jones – Press Release

A prominent group of experts has been assembled to form the team behind undefeated boxer Justin “Jawbreaker” Jones and together, they are building a better heavyweight.  Louisiana-born and Houston-based heavyweight Justin Jones is still a relative unknown on the world boxing scene, but based on the support he receives in training, that may be about to change.  Heading up the team is Jones’ advisor, a man once known as the youngest promoter in Louisiana State history, Kerry Daigle.   Daigle, a long-time respected staple of the Southern boxing scene, as well as a top executive for Juice Plus personal health and safety products, brought in some medical heavy hitters to assist coaches Maurice “Termite” Watkins and Eleazar Renteria with the hidden side of training a fighter: nutrition.   Dr. Read more […]

Comments Off on Dillon Cook Counting Down Days for ShoBox Debut!

Seneca, MO (March 18, 2016) – On March 25, junior middleweight prospect Dillon “White Lightning” Cook will find himself in a familiar place but with a new challenge when he battles Justin DeLoach in an eight round bout on ShoBox: The New Generation at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.  Tickets for the event promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Holden Productions are $45, $55 and $75.  Unbeaten in 16 professional bouts with six wins by knockout, Cook’s fought five of his last seven matches at the Buffalo Run, winning handily each time. A member of Holden Productions’ “Four State Franchise”, the popular Cook is from nearby Seneca, MO and fought in front of sellout crowds on multiple occasions. While these are definite advantages for Cook, DeLoach comes into the ring with an impressive Read more […]

Comments Off on Team USA’s Charles Conwell Wins Gold at the Americas Qualifier – by Julie Goldsticker-press release

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (MARCH 18, 2016) – American middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) accomplished the goal he set on Friday, winning a gold medal at the Americas Qualifier. He clinched his berth in the Olympic Games with a semifinal win on Thursday and added his fourth straight win in the middleweight championship bout. Heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) competed in the lone qualifying bout of the day for the U.S. team but lost a split decision in the consolation bout. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) also qualified for the Olympics on Thursday before competing in today’s championship bout but fell just short in Friday’s action.   The American boxers competed in the first three bouts of the tournament on Friday afternoon with Conwell and Hernandez Read more […]

Comments Off on Algieri takes on rising star Errol Spence Jr. in primetime as Premier Boxing Champions on NBC returns to Barclays Center in Brooklyn – Press Release

BROOKLYN (March 17, 2016) – Former world champion Chris Algieri is excited to cheer on his alma mater, the Stony Brook University Seawolves, as they hit the court for the first men’s basketball NCAA Tournament game in the school’s history.  “The older I get, the less I believe in luck, but I want to wish good luck to my alma mater, the Stony Brook Seawolves, in the opening game of the NCAA tournament later tonight,” said Algieri.  The Long Island-native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Sciences and is currently on the advisory board of the Seawolves United Athletic Department. In 2015, he established the “Chris Algieri Champion Lifestyle Scholarship Fund” in 2015. “The program has come such a long way over the past few years,” Algieri continued. “It is an inspiration to Read more […]

Comments Off on Promoter Cohen Congratulates Crolla for Being a True Champion – Press Release

Promoter Greg Cohen wishes to congratulate WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony Crolla for being just that… a true champion.   Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs) has chosen to ignore pleas from domestic promoters in his native England to engage in a showdown with WBO Champion Terry Flanagan and instead make his mandatory defense and face Cohen’s fighter, Interim WBA World Champion Ismael Barroso on May 7 at the Manchester Arena.  Barroso, with his intimidating 19-0-2, 18 KOs record and terrifying punching power, is considered a much more dangerous challenge to Crolla.   “You have to give your respect to Crolla,” said Cohen. “Crolla could have easily chosen to take the easier route of vacating his belt and fighting Flanagan, like Derry Matthews did, but he didn’t. That’s what true champions Read more […]

Comments Off on Commey faces Gamgebeli on Saturday night in Copenhagen

Richard Commey (23-0, 21 KOs) is back in action on Saturday night against Anzor Gamgebeli (27-13-3, 12 KOs) in an eight-round contest at the Albertslund Musikteatret in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The Ghanaian lightweight star, who is mandatory challenger for the IBF World title, has opted to take a tune up bout ahead of his soon-to-be-scheduled fight with the reigning IBF Champion Rances Barthelemy.   ‘’I’m really looking forward to coming back to Copenhagen and putting on a show for the Danish fans,’’ said Commey. ‘’This is an important fight for me as I need to stay active. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to challenge for the World title, and I want to make sure I have no ring rust and I’m in the best possible shape, both physically and mentally.’’ Despite Read more […]

Comments Off on Pulev and Chisora meet in EBU title fight and IBF World title eliminator on May 7 in Hamburg

Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) will meet in a European title fight and IBF World title eliminator on May 7 in Hamburg, Germany.  The heavyweights collide as part of a blockbuster Team Sauerland bill at the Barclaycard Arena, and there is a lot on the line as both men look to reclaim the European crown and land a second shot at World honours.  Pulev has recorded back-to-back victories over George Arias and Maurice Harris since failing to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, while Chisora, who challenged Vitali Klitschko for the World title in February 2012, is enjoying a fine run of form, which has seen him remain unbeaten in his last five outings. ‘’This is a very important fight for me,’’ said Pulev, the 34 year-old from Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more […]

Comments Off on Tenge Defends WBF World Title Against Szabados

If the action in the ring lives up to the “Queens of War” billing which has been attached to the event, fans are in for a treat when World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Welterweight champion Noni Tenge defends her title against Hungary´s Szilvia Szabados on Friday March 18.  Tenge, who won the WBF world title last December with a unanimous decision over compatriot Julie Tshabalala, will clash with Szabados at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa, on a show promoted by Mileham & Malinga. As one of the most accomplished female boxers in the sport, Tenge has compiled an impressive 15-1-1 (10) record and captured WBF, IBF and WBA world titles at Welterweight before moving up to Super Welterweight for the Tshabalala encounter last year. In 25-year-old Read more […]

Comments Off on Team USA Goes Undefeated on Day Two fo the Americas Olympics Qualifier

Julie Goldsticker report:  BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (MARCH 13, 2016) – Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all scored definitive preliminary round victories on Sunday at the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The wins advance all three to the quarterfinal round in the Olympic qualifying event at the Ferial la Rural de Palermo.   Fresh off being named AIBA January/February Boxer of the Month, Stevenson stepped in to the ring for his first bout of the Americas Olympic Qualifier. The first U.S. boxer to compete in Sunday’s action, Stevenson faced off with Colombia’s Luis David Vargas in a bantamweight preliminary bout. The 18-year-old started quickly in the match, Read more […]

Comments Off on Trainer Tommy Gallagher Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night

NEW YORK (March 12, 2016) – Veteran boxing trainer Tommy Gallagher will be Ring 8’s guest speaker at Tuesday night’s (Mar. 15) monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.   In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish menu will feature Corn Beef & Cabbage, as well as Shepard’s Pie.   “Everybody’s Irish for St. Patrick’s Day,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said.  “It’s only appropriate that our guest speaker is and Irishman, Tommy Gallagher.  He’s done it all in boxing during the past 40 years.  Tommy’s been a big part of Ring 8 for a longtime and he’s known as a good storyteller.”   Best known, perhaps, for his role in The Contenders reality television series, last year Gallagher was inducted into the Read more […]