Archive for November, 2016

Comments Off on Latest Release: Settlement Reached Between Lucian Bute and District of Columbia Athletic Commission

MONTREAL (November 26, 2016) – A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin found in Bute’s urine samples this past May.Following the World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight world title bout between defending champion Badou Jack and challenger Bute, which ended in a draw, a positive test result was announced to the general surprise of Bute. Since then, however, in-depth analyses has demonstrated beyond all doubt that this result was due to contamination of nutritional supplements, prescribed by Bute’s conditioning trainer and created by a laboratory in California. All this information has been favorably received by the authorities Read more […]

Unstoppable! Ushona Gets Second Shot At WBF World Title

Posted: 23rd November 2016 by wban100@aol.com in WBF Press Release
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Comments Off on Unstoppable! Ushona Gets Second Shot At WBF World Title

When Namibian favorite Bethuel “Unstoppable” Ushona lost a controversial decision for the WBF World Welterweight title to Germany´s Deniz Ilbay last June, the World Boxing Federation executive committee soon after ordered an immediate rematch.  However, Ilbay showed no desire to settle the score in the ring, but rather chose to run away with his disputed win and vacate the title.  So now Ushona will take on former European champion Rafal Jackiewicz from Poland for the vacant title on December 3 in Winhoek, headlining a big show promoted by Salute Boxing Academy. This will be a clash between two very experienced boxers. A former Namibian national champion and WBO, WBA and IBO regional titlist, Ushona has taken part in eighteen championship fights, of which he has won fourteen, Read more […]

Comments Off on Undefeated Prospects Sonny Fredrickson & Tyler McCreary Added to Kovalev-Ward Undercard

Toledo, Ohio (November 14, 2016) – Undefeated fighters super lightweight Sonny “Pretty Boi” Fredrickson (14-0, 9 KO’s) and featherweight Tyler “Golden Child” McCreary (11-0, 6 KO’s) will see action on November 19, as part of the highly-anticipated Light Heavyweight Unification showdown between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fredrickson and McCreary, both natives of Toledo, Ohio, will both perform on their biggest stage to date. The two will be featured on the Kovalev-Ward freeview telecast which begins at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on the Pay-Per-View events channel prior to the official telecast, and to be announced cable, satellite, and telco channels. The freeview will also be available through livestreaming on HBO Boxing’s YouTube channel. Fredrickson Read more […]

Comments Off on Salita Strikes Again, as ‘Detroit Brawl’ Leaves Motown Boxing Fans Breathless

Promoter Dmitriy Salita and his matchmaker, Dennis Turner, did it again tonight (Saturday, November 12) with their latest “Detroit Brawl” at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit, as they put on another terrific night of fights.  The left side of the bout sheet is never a haven on a Salita show and tonight was another example of that. In the six-round bantamweight main event, Detroit’s undefeated James “OG” Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) put on another of his typical performances, meaning he was in a back-and-forth slugfest, this time against a battle tank made in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, named Olim “The Muslim Warrior” Nazarov (14-3, 8 KOs). With all the trimmings of a Smith fight: momentum changes and bombs landing to the “oohs and ahhs” of the crowd, Smith managed to outwork Nazarov on Read more […]

Comments Off on Banner Promotions Shelestyuk, Villa and Ndongeni shine this past Friday night – Press Release

CORONA, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2016) – Taras “The Real Deal Shelestyuk, Xolisani Ndongeni,and Ruben Villa all remained undefeated this past Friday night at the Omega Events Center in Corona, California.  Shelestyuk (15-0, 9 KOs), the 2012 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist for Ukraine, was victorious by the scores of 96-93 twice and 95-94. Despite a gutsy, gritty performance, Herrera (15-4-1, 8 KOs), of Chicago, IL., had a 3-fight winning streak end. There were no knockdowns. Southpaw Shelestyuk, who entered the ring ranked No. 9 in the WBO and No. 13 in the WBA, turned back a determined bid by Herrera to win, despite getting docked a point for excessive holding in the fifth round. “It was a tough fight,” stated Shelestyuk. “He is a tough fighter;  he is slow, but he worked well. In the first Read more […]

Comments Off on Billy C’s Tom Molineaux: From Bondage To Baddest Man On The Planet A One Punch Knockout at the Queensbury Hotel Book Fair! – By Coach K

(November 7th) This past weekend taking a ride upstate, New York to avoid the mind boggling election media fiasco I made my way to a book fair at newly renovated the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, New York where I found myself spending the mid day talking boxing withn some avid boxing fans and Queensbury’s own Bill Calogero. The former, promoter, matchmaker, turned boxing historian Calogero, the host of boxing’s undisputed champion of boxing talk programming, Talkin Boxing With Billy C TV & Radio Show, was on site advancing the sale of his captivating first book, Tom Molineaux: From Bondage To Baddest Man On The Planet. A top seller on Amazon, the informative and attention capturing book tells the story of Tom Molineaux. Born a slave on a Virginia plantation during the late Read more […]