Archive for June, 2016

Comments Off on Press Release: Lee Baxter Promotions Teams up with VonBets

Toronto, Ontario Canada (June 30, 2016) – Lee Baxter, CEO of Lee Baxter Promotions, has announced a partnership with VonBets in association with his “Next Generation” Boxing Series.  Set to kick off July 28 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, “Next Generation” will feature up and coming fighters who are aiming to get to the next level. Most of the fighters are from Canada but some will travel from different parts of the world for the opportunity to show off their talents. The debut card on the 28th is headlined by a ten round bout featuring junior lightweight prospect Alex Dilmaghani. With nearly 1000 live casino games and more than 20,000 events offered monthly on their sportsbook, Vonbets is a full-fledged online casino. Known as the gaming site with class, VonBets is currently Read more […]

Comments Off on Dominican KO Artist Guzman Ready for First World Title Shot

IBF #2 super bantamweight contender Jonathan “Salomon King” Guzman (21-0, 21 KOs) is hard at work preparing for the “fight of his life” with trainer Hector Bermudez at Peter Welch’s Gym in Boston.   The 26-year-old KO artist from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will face IBF #1 contender Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12 KOs) on Wednesday, July 20, at EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan, for the vacant IBF World super bantamweight title. Guzman, who stopped Mexico’s tough Daniel Rosas in eighth round on April 29 to earn this fight, says his dreams are so close to coming true he can almost taste them. “I have waited my whole life for a world title fight and now it’s almost here,” said Guzman. “I can’t wait to get in the ring and win for my family and my country.” Trainer Bermudez says Guzman Read more […]

Comments Off on World-Ranked Adam Lopez Risks Perfect Record Against Roman Reynoso In Main Event Live

NEW YORK (June 29, 2016) – The popular, prospect-orientated boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 15th anniversary with a quadrupleheader on Friday, July 22, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.In the 10-round main event, undefeated top 10-ranked Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) of Phoenix faces Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Argentina in a bantamweight bout. Super middleweights Ronald Ellis (12-0-1, 10 KOs) of Lynn., Mass., and Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, will collide in the eight-round co-feature. Two eight-rounders will round out the four-fight telecast. O’Shaquie Foster (10-1, 7 KOs), of Orange, Texas, meets Rolando Chinea (12-1-1, 6 KOs), of Lancaster, Read more […]

Comments Off on Jack Obermayer boxing super-scribe passed away

I am sad to report that passing of boxing super-scribe Jack Obermayer, who passed away this morning at his home in Lindenwold, New Jersey at the age of 72.   Obermayer, who covered 3514 professional fight cards in 49 states in over 400 cities and was affectionately known as “KO-JO” was a beloved figure at ringside for 50 years. Obermayer wrote for many publications such Flash Gordon’s “Tonight’s Boxing Program”, Ring Magazine, Boxing Illustrated (Which later became Boxing Digest) & USA Boxing News. Obermayer penned the popular column “KO JO Says”, which chronicled his many road trips to fights an and his love of classic diners. Obermayer was inducted into the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame’s. In 2010 he won the Barney Nagler Award for Long and Meritorious Service Read more […]

Comments Off on Press Release: Canelo Alvarez to fight Liam Smith for WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship September 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2016) – Known for his power and dominance in the ring, Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) will look to win his third title in the junior middleweight division when he challenges undefeated heavy-hitter Liam “Beefy” Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship on Saturday, September 17.  A battle between two power-punchers, Canelo vs. Smith promises action between two fighters willing to take a punch in order to secure the next Knockout of the Year. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  Information regarding venue and tickets will be announced shortly. “I am very pleased to announce my next fight against Liam Smith, a tremendous fighter with real knockout power, and the Read more […]

Comments Off on Mexican Heavyweight Contender Andy Ruiz to Headline Salita Promotions’ next ‘Detroit Brawl’

To the delight of the sizable Mexican community in Detroit, on Saturday, July 16, world-rated Mexican heavyweight contender Andy “The Destroyer from Mexicali” Ruiz will appear in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions’ next “Detroit Brawl” installment at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit.  26-year-old Ruiz, from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, is a former amateur standout, now undefeated at 27-0, 18 KOs as a professional and rated WBO #5, IBF #5, and WBC #7 at heavyweight. Ruiz is the current NABF heavyweight champion and has already made four successful defenses. Before that, he held the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship and made an additional three successful defenses before relinquishing. In his last in-ring appearance, Ruiz stopped former world title challenger Read more […]

Comments Off on Taylor Mabika Lifts WBF International Cruiserweight Title

Gabon-born Taylor Mabika is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Cruiserweight Champion, after he won the vacant title on Friday night, June 17, in Differdange, Luxembourg by seeing off former world title-challenger Lars Buchholz from Germany.  A fired-up Mabika seemed intend to impress and took the initiative early, winning the first three rounds of what was shaping up to be a one-sided fight, before referee Vincent Dupas stepped in and called it off just before the end of round four. Mabika, a former African titlist and Luxembourg national champion, was throwing a barrage of punches and Buchholz didn’t seem to have an answer for them. But the Germans defense was tight and he never appeared hurt, so it could be argued that the stoppage was a bit premature. Official Read more […]

Comments Off on Juan Carlos Payano – I’m ready for war. Warren is in trouble

MIAMI, FL (June 15, 2016) – In an anticipated rematch, WBA and IBO bantamweight champion, Juan Carlos Payano (17-0, 8 KOs), is ready to defend his titles against Rau’shee Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) and show the world he’s the king at 118 pounds.  The 12-round co-main event bout scheduled for this Saturday, June 18, 2016, will take place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.  Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC will broadcast the event live starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Payano, who won a split decision against Warren in their first bout, wrapped up his final day of training camp yesterday and vows to come out victorious when the two meet again this Saturday.  After a great camp. Payano is ready for war. “I had a great training camp and everyone will see the improvements I’ve Read more […]

Beroshvili Stuns Kovacs To Win WBF Eurasia Title

Posted: 12th June 2016 by wban100@aol.com in WBF Press Release
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Comments Off on Beroshvili Stuns Kovacs To Win WBF Eurasia Title

On Saturday night, June 11, at the Sport Hall in Trencin, Slovakia, Georgian underdog Giorgi Beroshvili stunned former World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Champion and local favorite Tamas Kovacs to win the vacant WBF Euroasia Light Heavyweight title.  Kovacs, cheered on by a nice crowd at the Sport Hall in Trencin, won the first two rounds with superior boxing, and seemed to have the wild-swinging visitor under control, but in round three it all went down hill for the veteran when a big left hook from Beroshvili detonated on his chin. Kovacs was dropped hard, but made it to his feet before referee Tamas Sasvari reached the count of ten, and used some clever tactics to buy himself some more time when he spit out his mouthpiece. However, it was not enough, as Beroshvili had no intentions Read more […]

Comments Off on Tonight: Super Bantamweight Clast on the Way to the Championship

Tonight at the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City, Mexican undefeated Rey Vargas will face African Alexis Kabore in a crash bout on the way to the championship.  It will be an eliminatory fight for the super bantamweight world title against one of the top ranked of the most important body to define the official challenger of reigning division champion, Mexican Hugo ” Cuatito ” Ruiz. From Otumba, Mexico, Rey Vargas knows no defeat, he has knocked out 21 opponents in 26 fights and his goal is to conquer WBC green and gold 122 belt. In another explosive combat, Mexican Eduardo ” Rocky” Hernandez, will face Philippino Warren Mambuanag and high ranked Juan “Churritos” Hernandez against former champion Omar Niño, in a duel with knock out smell. Promociones del Pueblo, supported Read more […]