Archive for May, 2016

Comments Off on Ramabola, Da Costa, Ndwayana & Sifama Triumphs in WBF Title Fights

It was another busy weekend for the World Boxing Federation (WBF), as one International, two All Africa and one World championship fight found winners in South Africa and France between Friday evening May 27 and Sunday afternoon May 29.  Friday, in Klerksdorp in South Africa’s Gauteng province, former WBF International Champion Frans Ramabola added the WBF All Africa Super Welterweight title to his short but impressive ledger, having also won and defended a WBA regional belt, when he beat Cape Town-based Chris Mugisho from D.R. Congo.  Promoted by TK Promotions, the fight was high-paced as Ramabola boxed aggressively but disciplined and never let Mugishu find his rhythm. While not totally one-sided, it was clear from early on that Mugishu would likely need to hurt Ramabola to Read more […]

Comments Off on Nielsen confident ahead of South African showdown with Muller

Press Release: Danish cruiserweight Micki Nielsen (21-0, 14 KOs) is travelling to South Africa full of confidence as he prepares for his ‘Super 4’ showdown with Johnny Muller (19-6-2, 13 KOs) on June 11 at the Emperors Palace Casino in Gauteng.  Nielsen is competing in the ‘Super 4’ cruiserweight tournament, which will see the undefeated southpaw pitted against some of the division’s top talents to win a share of the $100,000 prize money. In the first semi-final bout, the 23 year-old takes on Muller, while Kevin Lerena battles Roberto Bolonti to decipher who will meet in the final later this year. ‘’I’m looking to travelling to South Africa,’’ says Nielsen. ‘’It is important that I arrive early so that I have time to adjust to my surroundings. I’ve been training Read more […]

Comments Off on Anthony Ogogo faces Chris Herrmann on Saturday night in Glasgow

2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (8-0, 4 KOs) is ready to return to the ring on Saturday, May 28 against Chris Herrmann (21-10-1, 12 KOs) at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.  Ogogo has endured a difficult time with injuries since joining the professional ranks. Having returned from a long-standing Achilles problem, which saw him sidelined for 12 months, the 27 year-old dislocated his shoulder during a unanimous points win over Ruslan Schelev last July.  Now injury free, Ogogo is ready to get his promising career back on track, starting with Saturday’s event, a fight he believes will lead to the bigger challenges he craves. Ogogo’s return is part of a huge night of action in Glasgow as Ricky Burns (39-5-1,13 KOs) looks to become a three-division world champion as Read more […]

Press Release: Lucian Bute’s anti-doping test statement

Posted: 26th May 2016 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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MONTRÉAL (May 26, 2016) – Lucian Bute was informed of the results of the anti-doping test done after his World Boxing Council (WBC) world title fight against Badou Jack, April 30, in Washington, D.C.  As reported in a statement sent by the WBC, the Washington D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission informed them that Bute tested positive for Ostarine, in an A sample analysis, after the bout. ”I am surprised and sorry about this. I don’t understand what led to this positive result, Bute said. “I have always passed every anti-doping test that I was asked to take since I won a world title. More recently for my fight against James DeGale, in Quebec City, last November, I was tested eight times from before my training camp until after my fight. I have never taken any illegal products. I have Read more […]

Comments Off on Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions announces Sponsorship agreement with Idea Design Studio

LAS VEGAS (May 13, 2016) –   Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions and Neon Star Media have added extra punch for its next two shows, securing Idea Design Studio as the main sponsor for the next two “Knockout Night at the D” events, May 21 and June 10, at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) outdoor venue.  The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegasand DLVEC, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions.  The May 21st event is promoted in association with Main Events and Shamo Boxing Promotions, June 10th in association with James Toney Promotions. Idea Design Studio, based in Miami, is a 100-percent confidential invention help firm that assists inventors in designs, development, protection and marketing tools to bring their new invention to market Read more […]

Comments Off on Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle Decisions Thomas “KO” Snow; Targets Bigger Opportunities

Washington, DC (May 14, 2016) – 122 pound contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (22-2, 16 KO’s) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico scored a clear-cut, eight-round unanimous decision over local southpaw Thomas “KO” Snow (18-3, 12 KO’s) on Friday, May 13 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.  Fighting on Roc Nation Sports’ Throne Boxing on BET, Del Valle looked to set the tone by pressuring the DC-based Snow in the opening round. In the second, the former NABA featherweight champion landed a number of straight right hands, including one that sent Snow down hard. Sensing that a knockout may be imminent, Del Valle swarmed Snow but he made it out of the round. The third saw Del Valle land a picture perfect left hook that dropped Snow again, who effectively tied up after tasting the canvas. Del Read more […]

Comments Off on Marvin Hagler Jr. to take on Ray Leonard Jr. on April 8, 2017 in Atlantic City 30 years to the day of their Fathers’ memorable fight

Atlantic City, NJ (May 13, 2015) – On April 8, 2017, Feldman Brothers, Ritesh Parikh and former Heavyweight champion of the world, Larry Holmes will present a special night that will feature a bout 30 years in the making.   Marvin Hagler Jr. and Ray Leonard Jr. will square off in a battle for legacy in a contest that will come exactly 30 years after the Father’s squared off in a memorable fight. The third man in the ring will be the same referee that officiated Leonard Sr’s win over Hagler Sr.  That being Richard Steele. The event will distributed worldwide live on Pay-Per-View.

Comments Off on Cruiserweight Emilio Salas Ready to Represent New York vs. Detroit in ‘Detroit Brawl’ Main Event this Saturday

After getting knocked out a minute and a half into his professional boxing debut, cruiserweight Emilio Salas had to be wondering if a career change was in order.  But Salas shook off the embarrassment, and when he and now-fiancé Krystal Velez moved to Yonkers, New York, and he hooked up with trainer Jose Guzman, fortunes began to change.  Salas (5-1-1, 3 KOs) hasn’t lost a fight since and is now appearing in his first main event, a six-round cruiserweight main event against Detroit’s Demetrius Banks (6-0, 4 KOs) on Saturday May 14, in Banks’ backyard of the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit. The pair will be headlining promoter Dmitriy Salita’s “Detroit Brawl” event that also features a six-round co-main event between undefeated bantamweight James Gordon Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) and Mexico’s Read more […]

Comments Off on Upcoming Boxing Event: Andrzej Fonfara to enter ring against New Yorker Joe Smith Jr.

New York (May 13, 2016) – Power-punching fan favorite Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) will enter the ring against no nonsense New Yorker Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday, June 18 in a 10-round primetime battle that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.   Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and will feature a bantamweight world title rematch that sees current champion Juan Carlos Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) take on three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) as they rehash their rivalry that began in August 2015 when Payano won a narrow split-decision to retain his title. Also featured on the telecast is rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) who faces powerful Mexican Daniel Sandoval Read more […]

Comments Off on Derrick Webster to headline D and D Promotions presents Rumble at the Rink on Saturday June 4th

Bristol, PA (May 13, 2016) – On Saturday night June 4th, a brand new boxing series will be launched as D and D Promotions presents its inaugural “Rumble at the Rink” Boxing series that will take place at The Grundy Arena in Bristol, Pa.    Scheduled to appear in the six-round main event will be super middleweight Derrick Webster.     Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 19-1 with 10 knockouts and will be looking to get back in the win column after an eleven-month layoff. Webster won his first nineteen bouts, which was highlighted by a 22-second knockout over 23-1 Obodai Sai.  He is coming off his first professional blemish when he was stopped by undefeated Arif Magomedov on July 17, 2015. Also scheduled to appear will be super welterweight Elijah Vines (1-0, 1 KO) of Read more […]

Comments Off on King’s Promotions Thomas “KO” Snow ready for statement win over Del Valle Friday night in Washington, DC

Washington, DC (May 12, 2016)– This Friday night in Washington, DC, Thomas Snow will meet Luis Orlando Del Valle (21-2, 16 KO’s) in the co-feature bout of nationally televised show live on BET.   The show is promoted by Roc Nation Sports.   Snow of Washington, DC has a record of 18-2 with 12 knockouts and this is a big opportunity fighting on a big platform.  “Training camp went great.  It was a perfect camp and now it is time to do something, and I am going out there to get the win.”  Asked what he knew about Del Valle, Snow did know much other than some basic information. “Del Valle is a conventional fighter from Puerto Rico.  He has a similar record, but hasn’t fought many good guys.  I saw his fight with (former world champion) Vic Darchinyan.  (A fight that Del Valle lost Read more […]

Perrella to face Grayton June 4 on ESPN

Posted: 11th May 2016 by wban100@aol.com in Press Release
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For Myers, FL (May 11, 2016) – Welterweight sensation Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will face his toughest foe to date when he challenges fellow unbeaten southpaw David “Day-Day” Grayton Saturday, June 4 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.   The Perrella-Grayton bout serves as the co-main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card televised on ESPN.   Living and fighting out of Fort Myers, FL, the heavy-handed Perrella has a stellar 13-0 professional ledger with 12 wins by knockout. Against Grayton, the 6’0 Perrella fights on TV for a third consecutive time, previously halting both Chaquib Fadli and Ramon Ayala. Prior to that, Perrella impressively stopped dangerous Patrick Boozer, ending a remarkable year and a half run where he took out three previously unbeaten fighters. Read more […]

Comments Off on Explosive “Knockout Night at the D” Undercard To showcase some of tomorrow’s stars

LAS VEGAS (May 11, 2016) – A potentially explosive, highly entertaining “Knockout Night at the D” undercard has been announced for Saturday night, May 21, airing (8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET) live on CBS Sports Network from under the neon lights at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) outdoor venue.   The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegasand DLVEC, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions.  The May 21st event is promoted in association with Main Events and Shamo Boxing Promotions. Undefeated Russian middleweight Arif “The Predator” Magomedov (17-0, 10 KOs) squares off against upset specialist Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (11-4-1, 3 KOs), of Phoenix, in the 10-round main event.  Magomedov is world ranked among the top 15 160-pounders by the Read more […]

Comments Off on Beterbiev is back in action faces Ezequiel Maderna June 4th at the Montreal’s Bell Center

MONTREAL (May 11, 2016) —  World light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev returns to the ring Saturday night, June 7, to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International and North American Boxing Association (NABA) title belts against Argentinian champion Ezequiel “El Olympico” Maderna in the 12-round main event at historic Bell Center in Montreal, Canada.  Presented by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), the “Grand Prix” boxing event is part of the prestigious Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series, which will air live in Canada on pay-per-views starting at 8:00 p.m. ET via Canal Indigo, Bell TV and Shaw TV.  The main event and co-feature, commencing at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT, will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States. “We will launch the Grand Prix activities, which is the Read more […]

Comments Off on Undefeated prospect Antonio Tarver, Jr. establishing his own identity in ring

TAMPA (May 10,2016)  Fighting for his young family, as well as to expand the legacy associated with his last name, the son of 5-time world champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver – unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Antonio Tarver, Jr. – this past weekend continued establishing his own identity in the ring.  After a 9-month absence, the 28-year-old Tarver (4-0, 3 KOs) returned to the ring in Lakeland, Florida, stopping Jose Cortez in the second round.  Tarver displayed his improving skills, especially a punishing body attack, during a thoroughly dominating performance.  He broke-down Cortez and closed the show in style. “It took me one round to get rid of ring rust,” he explained.  “We had a game-plan to go to the body, then the head, body and head, but it took Read more […]