Archive for December, 2016

Comments Off on Lewkowicz Secures Right to Broadcast KO King Guzman’s Title Defense This Saturday in Japan

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing is proud to announce he has secured the rights to broadcast a special early-morning Woz Promotions tripleheader of world-class boxing, on TyC Sports, on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (4:30 am ET/6:30 pm JST), from the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan, and featuring boxing’s next superstar, Jonathan “Salomon King” Guzman.  In the United States, TyC Sports can be found on DirecTV channel 469. One of boxing’s most feared punchers, the undefeated KO artist Guzman (22-0, 22 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will be making the first defense of his IBF World Super Bantamweight Championship against Yukinori Oguni (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Tokyo, Japan. In the co-main event, multiple-time world champion and current WBA World Flyweight Champion Kazuto Ioka (20-1, Read more […]

Comments Off on New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017

NEW YORK (December 27, 2016) – The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 15-member Class of 2017. The sixth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 30, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.  “Once again, “said NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy, “we’re honoring New York’s finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York.  We’re expecting another knockout night.” Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include Manhattan welterweight Gaspar “El Indio” Ortega (131-39-6, 69 KOs), Yonkers’ world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo “Mr.” Snipes (39-8-1, 22 KOs), Yonkers middleweight Doug “Cobra’ Dewitt (33-8-5, Read more […]

Comments Off on Victory Boxing Promotions Kicks off 3 Fight Philly Series -Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – December 27, 2016 – Victory Boxing Promotions kicks off 2017 with “Super Brawl,” a ten-bout card featuring world class talent from Philadelphia and beyond, Saturday, January 28th at 2300 Arena in South Philly. Jaron Ennis (8-0, 7KO) will showcase his talents at welterweight in his ninth fight since his professional debut in April of last year. Ennis, who took home his second Briscoe Award earlier this year for his outstanding amateur career, delivered a phenomenal performance in his sixth round stoppage of Marucs Beckford (3-5-3, 1KO) earlier this month. The Ennis family has deep roots in the Philadelphia boxing scene. The 19-year-old is trained by his father and former professional boxer, Derrick “Bozy” Ennis, and is the younger brother of Derrick “Pooh” Ennis and Farah Ennis, Read more […]

Comments Off on IBF Flyweight World Champion John Riel Casimero to Relinquish Title and Campaign at Super Flyweight

Former IBF World Light Flyweight and current IBF Flyweight World Champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero and his team have made the decision to relinquish his title and campaign in the super flyweight division.  Casimero (23-3, 15 KOs), who stopped Englishman Charlie Edwards in 10 rounds last September at the O2 Arena in London, will now go gunning for the 115-lb division’s top dogs including IBF World Champion Jerwin Acajas and Nicaragua’s Román “Chocolatito” González. 26-year-old Casimero, from Cebu City, Philippines, says he’s looking forward to the opportunity to join the greats of Philippines boxing. “To win my third title would be a great honor for me and put my name in with some of the best fighters my country has ever produced,” said Casimero. “I will be immediately looking Read more […]

Comments Off on Smith Jr. Becomes the First Man to Stop the Legendary Hopkins – Press Release

Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. became the first fighter to knock out the legend Bernard Hopkins as he knocked Hopkins completely out of the  ring with a vicious 4 punch combination in the 8th round. Hopkins was unable to beat the 20 count administered by referee Jack Reiss constituting a knockout win by Smith Jr. (the bout was officially declared a TKO victory). The fight was the main event on HBO Championship Boxing. Smith Jr., stalked Hopkins from the opening bell putting pressure on Bernard and landed a telling right hand in round 1 that seemed to wobble Hopkins. Joe was relentless throughout the next 2 rounds and outworked Hopkins easily while Hopkins was limited to landing sneaky pop shots here and there. Bernard was more competitive in the 4th round landing some nice counter punches Read more […]

Comments Off on Free Agent Boxing Management Congratulates Former World Champion Jose Alfredo Rodriguez for Title-Winning Victory

José A. Acevedo of Free Agent Boxing Management wishes to congratulate his fighter, Jose Alfredo “Torito” Rodriguez, for winning both the UBF All-Americas and Latino Super Flyweight Championships in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia, on Saturday (December 10).   A former interim WBA Light Flyweight and WBC Youth World Light Flyweight Champion, Rodriguez, now ranked #15 by the IBF, scored an eight-round decision over Puerto Rico’s former WBA Fedecentro Super Flyweight Champion, Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez (8-3, 5 KOs), no relation. The victory marked the first time Sinaloa, Mexico’s Rodriguez had ever competed in the United States. Although the Puerto Rican was able to get inside a few times, Rodriguez used his jab to keep him outside Read more […]

Comments Off on Press Release: Daniel Roman and Adam Lopez will face-off January 20th in Atlantic City for a possible WBA title shot

Danny “The Baby Face Assasin” Roman (21-2-1, 7 KO’) from Los Angeles and Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (16-0-1,8 KOs), of San Antonio, Texas, will face-off on January 20th, 2017, Press R for a possible shot at the 122 pound WBA title, reported Eddie Gonzalez, Danny Roman’s manager and trainer.   The fight is scheduled for the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and it will be televised live by ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME. With Lopez ranked number 4 and Roman being the number 5 ranked super bantamweight, a formal request to make this an eliminator bout has been already submitted to the WBA.   The highly regarded Lopez, will be making his fourth ShoBox appearance and will be headlining  his second show after a victory over then undefeated Mario Read more […]

Comments Off on Cuban Star Erislandy Lara Returns to Miami! Press Release

MIAMI (December 13, 2016) – Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (23-2-2, 13 KOs) will take on former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-2, 10 KOs) in a world title showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike on Friday, January 13 from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami.  Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT with former super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KOs) battling Hungary’s Norbert Nemesapati (24-4, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout. “I’m very excited to be making my return to the ring in front of my Cuban fans in Miami on Spike on January 13,” said Lara. “Yuri Foreman is a former world champion who is dedicated to this sport and will be looking to win another world title. I expect nothing but Read more […]

Comments Off on Ettabouti Beats Isgandarzada To Win WBF Eurasia Crown

On Saturday night, December 10, at the Halle Monconseil in Tours, France, Moroccan Yassine Ettabouti won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Eurasia Light Welterweight title when he defeated tough co-challenger Bakhtiyar Isgandarzada from Azerbaijan.  In front of a very lively crowd of about 1000 fans, mostly of Moroccan origin, Ettabouti seemed in control of the fight from the first round, and worked well off the jab before mixing things up with nice combinations. Isgandarzada was game, but almost always a step behind in the exchanges. Isgandarzada did have his moments, especially in rounds three and five where he had some significant success, but Ettabouti appeared on his way to a clear decision victory when Isgandarzada retired between the sixth and seventh stanza due to a hand-injury, Read more […]

Comments Off on WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champ Defends Title December 17 – WBF News Release

Hard-punching World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Samir Nebo will make his first title-defense on Saturday December 17, in the main event of a stacked show at the Boxhalle in his hometown of Torgau, Germany.  Nebo, 8-1-1 (8), won the WBF title in his most recent outing, last April, when he, in a dominant performance, disposed of former Belorussian champion Andrei Mazanik in five rounds, and now he is ready to continue his climb up the Heavyweight ladder. He will be challenged by Georgian banger Davit Gorgiladze, who enters his first championship fight with a nice 11-2 (9) record. From Tbilisi, Gorgiladze has only lost to very competent opposition in undefeated Apti Davtaev (10-0-1) in Russia, and Bogdan Dinu (15-0) in Romania. Nebo has not lost a fight Read more […]

Comments Off on David Peralta looking to keep momentum of Guerrero win against Berlin Abreu this Saturday from the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and LIVE on Ringtv.com

Bethlehem, PA (December 6,, 2016) – This Saturday night, David Peralta will take on Berlin Abreu in a scheduled 10-round bout for the WBC Latino Welterweight title on a massive card that will take place on Saturday, December 10th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.  The show, which is promoted by GH3 Promotions, King’s Promotions and Sampson Boxing, will be streamed LIVE on www.ringtv.com Peralta of Cordoba, Argentina has a record of 26-2-1 with 14 knockouts and is coming off the biggest win of his career, when he upset former world champion Robert Guerrero on August 27th in Anaheim, California. That victory has catapulted Peralta to the number-15 ranking in the WBC. “Training ca,p is going well, I am very happy for the opportunity to have camp in the United States and with such Read more […]

Comments Off on Split-T Management signs 2016 U.S. Olympian Antonio Vargas to a managerial contract

New York (December 6, 2016) -Split-T Management is pleased to announce the signing of another member of the 2016 United States Olympic Team, Antonio Vargas to a managerial contract..   Vargas of Kissimmee, Florida was the Flyweight representative for the 2016 U.S. Team.  “I have known Split-T Management’s David McWater for several years.  The people I know told me a lot of positive things about him.  He showed me he was a good person and the man who can manage my career the way it should be,” said Vargas. Said Split-T Management’s David McWater, “Antonio is just a special kid.  Of course he has all the talent and physical tools, but he is so much more than that.  He’s got incredible focus and determination.  Not to mention, he is always very classy.  I wanted to represent him since Read more […]

Comments Off on U.S. Olympic Star Shakur Stevenson Signs Managerial Agreement with Management Team of J. Prince, Andre Ward and Josh Dubin by Julie Goldsticker

It’s official.  The brightest young star in boxing is turning pro, under the guidance of the managerial team of J. Prince, Andre Ward and Josh Dubin.           “It is an honor and a privilege to represent this young man.  Andre, Josh and I know we have the next superstar in the sport,” said Prince. “Shakur is not only a gifted fighter, but someone that has the ability to be an icon.  Our first goal is to sign him with the right promoter.  Then, we will be with him every step of the journey toward greatness.” Stevenson won a silver medal in the bantamweight division at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He entered the Olympics with a perfect 23-0 international record and is the first American male to win junior and youth world titles, as well as a Youth Olympic Read more […]

Comments Off on Skoglund and Shala come face-to-face ahead of WBA title clash

Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) and Timy Shala (21-1-1, 8 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time today at the final press conference ahead of their WBA International Light Heavyweight title fight on Friday night at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden.    The stakes are high for Skoglund as he returns to his hometown arena knowing that victory over ‘The Albanian Bomber’ will set him up for either a European or World title shot in 2017. The undefeated 25 year-old is currently mandatory challenger for Robert Stieglitz’s European strap, and highly ranked with all four major governing bodies, is within touching distance of a World title challenge. ‘’I’m looking forward to fighting once again in my hometown,’’ said Skoglund. ‘’There are a lot of big fights out there for Read more […]

Comments Off on Rising Contender Talks Training with Virgil Hunter, Moving Up in Weight & More Before Competing in Undercard Action Saturday, December 10 from Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles

OAKLAND (December 2, 2016) – Undefeated prospect Mario Barrios (16-0, 8 KOs) is set to make his lightweight debut when he fights Argentina’s Claudio Rosendo Tapia (28-17-4, 13 KOs) in undercard action on Saturday, December 10 from Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles.  The December 10 event is headlined by featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending against former three-division world champion Abner Mares in a long-awaited showdown. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo and top-rated challenger Julian Williams in a world championship battle of undefeated rising stars in their prime. Barrios shared thoughts on his first training camp with Virgil Hunter, moving up and weight in more. Here is Read more […]