Archive for July, 2016

Comments Off on Nino Benvenuti Returns “Home” For WBF Convention In Slovenia

Middleweight great and Hall-Of-Famer Nino Benvenuti (82-7-1, 35 Kos) has confirmed his attendance as a special guest at the 2016 World Boxing Federation (WBF) convention to be held in Maribor, Slovenia between September 22 and September 25 at the luxurious Hotel Habakuk. Besides former WBF and IBF world champion Jan Zaveck, Benvenuti (78) is the only boxer born in what is today known as Slovenia to become a professional world champion, and he did so no less than three times between 1965 and 1968, losing his WBC and WBA titles in his third reign to Carlos Monzon in 1970. Born in fishing-town Izola, which was Italian at the time but incorporated into Slovenia, then a part of Yugoslavia, in 1954, Benvenuti turned professional in 1961 after an amazing amateur career. Various reports Read more […]

Comments Off on Zeuge ready to make history on Saturday night

Tyron Zeuge (18-0, 10 KOs) says he is ready to make history on Saturday night when he challenges Giovanni De Carolis (24-6, 12 KOs) for the WBA World Super Middleweight title at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin.  The undefeated 24 year-old can become Germany’s youngest ever World Champion with a victory over the experienced Italian, beating Graciano ‘Rocky’ Rocchigiani’s record of 24 years and 73 days by 8 days. He will face a tough task against the 31 year-old from Rome, who claimed the WBA World title in January with an eleventh-round TKO win over Zeuge’s stable mate Vincent Feigenbutz at the Baden-Arena in Offenburg. However, the Berlin-boxer insists he feels no pressure going into his first World title fight and is looking forward to celebrating a historic night at his Read more […]

Comments Off on Ogogo faces Kubin on Saturday night in Berlin

Unbeaten middleweight Anthony Ogogo (10-0, 6 KOs) is looking to continue his fine run of form when he returns to action on Saturday night against Bronislav Kubin (19-20-2, 12 KOs) at the Max-Schemling-Halle in Berlin.  The 27 year-old Olympic medalist joins a blockbuster bill in the German capital featuring the WBA World Super Middleweight title fight between Tyron Zeuge and Giovanni De Carolis, and the return of former two-weight World Champion Arthur Abraham. Confidence is high for the Lowestoft-boxer following back-to-back stoppage victories over Gary Cooper and Frane Radnic, and as he prepares for his third fight in as many months, Ogogo is eager to entertain the Berlin audience and build towards a title challenge after the summer break. ‘’I’m looking forward to fighting in Read more […]

Comments Off on Team Sauerland win purse bid for Ceylan-Walsh

Team Sauerland today won the purse bid to stage the European Featherweight title fight between Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) and Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs).  With a bid of €60,305, Team Sauerland saw off competition from Double A Promotion, who bid €60,000. The European title fight will now take place in Denmark at a date and venue to be confirmed. ‘’I’m very happy that this fight is going to happen in Denmark,’’ said Ceylan. ‘’It is what the fans deserve, and with their support, I’m sure I can become European Champion. It is going to be a great fight. Ryan Walsh is a good opponent, he is very strong so I will need to be careful not to get caught by too many punches, but I’m confident in my own ability and I know I have what it takes to win.’’ ‘’We’re Read more […]

Comments Off on Logan “Total Package” Yoon Signs With Pro Box Management

HONOLULU, HI (July 13, 2016) – Pro Box Management is happy to announce the signing of 2015 U.S.A. Junior Olympic Bronze medalist, Logan Yoon.  Yoon, who’ll compete at the lightweight division as a professional, is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii.  The 17-year old sensation will turn professional, on September 10, 2016 in Mexico.    As an amateur standout, Yoon, an 8-time state champion in Hawaii, won many national titles.  The Jr. Olympic Bronze medal, Adidas National Champion, Title National Champion, Jr. National Golden Gloves Champion, and Ringside National Champion, are some of the notable titles won in the amateur ranks. Standing 5’10, Yoon is of Korean-Puerto Rican decent. He has a rare combination of speed, to go along with his amazing power. With power in both hands, Yoon has become Read more […]

Comments Off on Rumble at the Rink II on Saturday, August 6 at The Grundy Arena in Bristol, PA

Bristol, PA (July 13, 2016) – On Saturday night, August 6th, D & D Promotions and Silver Spoon Promotions will present “Rumble at the Rink II” at the Grundy Arena in Bristol, Pennsylvania.  In the main event, heavyweight contender, Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon will take part in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. Witherspoon (33-4, 26 KO’s) of nearby Paulsboro, New Jersey established himself as one of the top American Heavyweights as the St. Joseph’s University graduate won his first twenty-three bouts with wins over the likes of Michael Alexander (11-0), Talmadge Griffis (24-6-3), Jonathan Haggler (18-1) before suffering his 1st defeat to future two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola via controversial disqualification. Witherspoon went on to win three fights in a row, Read more […]

Comments Off on Baltimore Boxing Presents “Rumble Young Man Rumble” August 4

Baltimore, MD (July 13, 2016) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will pay tribute to legendary Muhammad Ali with “Rumble Young Man Rumble” Thursday, August 4 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.  During Baltimore Boxing’s June 16 card, Smith, who had his first amateur fight as part of a charity event hosted by Ali, honored “The Greatest” with a speech and honorary ten count. He also announced that his next card would be named after Ali. Tickets are on sale now by going to Baltimoreboxing.com or calling 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight starts at 8. Headlining is a heavyweight slugfest between Dallas Butts and Drew Ryan. In their first meeting, Butts won a controversial decision that upset the pro-Ryan crowd and immediately set the Read more […]

Comments Off on Press Release: Heavyweight Upset Brewing in Detroit?

Having already experienced being a world-rated TV-level fighter under tremendous pressure to win every fight impressively, Miami-based slugger Josh “Dempsey” Gormley says he much prefers the lowered expectations of being considered the “opponent” since coming back to boxing.  “There’s a lot of pressure on you as the A-side guy,” explained Gormley. “As an opponent, I’m supposed to lose, so when I win it’ll be that much more dramatic.” Gormley (22-4, 21 KOs) will face WBO #5-, IBF #5-, and WBC #7-rated and current NABF heavyweight champion Andy “The Destroyer from Mexicali” Ruiz (27-0, 18 KOs) in a non-title fight this Saturday in Detroit. The two bruising heavyweights will meet in the 10-round main event of Salita Promotions’ latest “Detroit Brawl” event at the Masonic Temple. Gormley Read more […]

Comments Off on The United States’ Jonathan Esquivel Wins His WSB/APB Olympic Qualifying Event Opener – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (JULY 4, 2016) –  Light heavyweight Jonathan Esquivel (Anaheim, Calif.) won his WSB/APB Olympic Qualifying Event debut on Monday afternoon at the final qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.  He is the only American boxer remaining in contention at the event as super heavyweightBrandon Lynch (Albany, N.Y.) dropped his opener on Sunday in his first major international bout and welterweight Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pa.) and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) fell in heart breakers on Monday. Esquivel took on Bulgaria’s Spas Genov in first round competition on Monday afternoon and celebrated Independence Day with a split decision win in the light heavyweight contest. The 21-year-old Olympic Trials champion will face veteran professional boxer Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam Read more […]

Comments Off on The Official Draw is Complete at the Final Olympic Qualifying Event – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (JULY 1, 2016) – Only one opportunity remains for Team USA’s remaining unqualified male boxers to clinch their spots in the 2016 Olympic Games. The four American boxers competing in the WSB/APB Olympic Qualification Event July 3-8 in Vargas, Venezuela will be welterweight Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pa.), light heavyweight Jonathan Esquivel (Anaheim, Calif.), heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) and super heavyweight Brandon Lynch (Albany, N.Y.). Kroll and Esquivel need to finish in the top three to qualify for the Olympic Games while Awesome and Lynch need to win the overall tournament to earn a spot in Brazil. The official tournament draw was completed on Saturday afternoon in Vargas and the brackets are now set for all of the event’s competitors. Lynch will Read more […]

Comments Off on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Presented by Corona Extra Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET

The July Fourth Weekend Event Features Unbeaten Lightweight Contender & Marine Veteran Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring Taking on Former Title Challenger Denis Shafikov.  The Summer Series of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) presented by Corona Extra continues this Fourth of July weekend featuring Marine Veteran, unbeaten lightweight contender & 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) taking on former title challenger Denis Shafikov (36-2-1, 19 Kos.), live from Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The event airs live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN this Saturday, July 2 beginning at 9 p.m. with the co-main event featuring unbeaten prospect Patrick Szymanski (15-0, 9 KOs) against former title challenger “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-2, 12 KOs.) Host Read more […]