Archive for October, 2016

Comments Off on WBF Champions Crowned In France, Japan & Kosovo

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Championship action took place in France, Japan and Kosovo on Saturday, October 22, with new champions crowned in the Light Welterweight, Super Featherweight, Super Flyweight and Cruiserweight divisions.  At the Cirque Jules Verne in Amiens, France, local favorite Christopher Sebire captured the vacant WBF World Light Welterweight title with a unanimous decision over former South American champion Martin Antonio “El Principito” Coggi from Argentina. Coggi got off to the better start, but Sebire found his rhythm in round two and took control of most of the rounds from then on. Coggi had to work hard to snatch a round here and there, and after the final bell it seemed clear to most that the home-man had won a very good fight. Judge Vincent Dupas (France) Read more […]

Comments Off on The Executioner Bernard Hopkins Returns for “The Final One”

LOS ANGELES  – A boxing legend will look to add an exclamation point to end his professional career with the same style, speed and slickness that has defined him in the ring for nearly three decades, as 51-year-old, two-division former world champion and Future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) prepares to square off against hard-hitting Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round fight from Los Angeles’ iconic Fabulous Forum. The bout will take place Saturday, December 17 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Tickets for the fight – named, “The Final One” — will go on sale Monday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. PT. Hopkins’ resume reads like a Hall-of-Fame induction ballot. Between holding the record for Read more […]

Comments Off on Free Agent Boxing Management Signs Managerial Agreement with Former World Champion Jose Alfredo Rodriguez – Press Release

José A. Acevedo of Free Agent Boxing Management proudly announces the signing of former world champion Jose Alfredo “Torito” Rodriguez to a managerial agreement.   27-year-old Rodriguez (31-4-0, 19 KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico, won the Interim WBA World Light Flyweight Championship on November 19, 2011, by upsetting then 27-1 Nethra Sasiprapa of Thailand. He also won the WBC Youth Intercontinental Light Flyweight Championship in 2009 and made four successful defenses. He is also a former sparring partner of Nicaraguan four-division and current WBC World Super Flyweight Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. Currently looking for the third fight of his comeback after nearly two years off, 27-year-old Rodriguez plans to compete in the flyweight and super flyweight divisions. “I am happy to Read more […]

Comments Off on Melson to headline November 19 at Foxwoods Casino

New York, NY (October 11, 2016) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson makes his return to the ring to help the fight against heroin in Staten Island Saturday, November 19 at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT.  Melson’s fight headlines a DiBella Entertainment promoted Pro-Am card as part of the recently relocated but wildly popular Broadway Boxing series. This fight card is a special event. Broadway Boxing by way of Lou DiBella, is offering a Veterans Appreciation fight card with 4 of the undercard bouts consisting of Cadets from the West Point Boxing Team boxing against Cadets from the Coast Guard Academy. Living and fighting out of New York City, Melson’s made a name for himself in and out of the ring. His outstanding professional ledger stands at 15-1-1 with 4 knockouts and in May Read more […]

Comments Off on Petr Petrov earns mandatory WBA lightweight title shot with stoppage over Michael Perez

Indio, CA (October 3, 2016) – Petr Petrov (38-4-2, 19 KO’s) earned a mandatory world title shot at the WBA Lightweight title with a stoppage after 6 rounds over Michael Perez in a scheduled 12 round bout at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California.  In round 2, Perez was bloodied over his right eye, and Petrov was cut on his forehead. Later in the round, Petrov dropped Perez with a hard right to the head. Petrov continued the assault as he battered and hurt Perez with evenly dispersed punches to the head and body. As the blood continued over Perez’s right eye, Petrov never let up. Photo credits:  Kyle Monroe Finally, trainer Robert Garcia decided his fighter had enough and stopped the fight after the 6th round. “I just want to thank everybody who made this win possible.   Read more […]