Archive for August, 2017

For McGregor to win by knockout, Mayweather would need to have a drastically below-par night. While McGregor’s reach is marginally better, Mayweather has fought many others with a superior reach, and bested them with consummate professionalism. Yet, McGregor’s ability to penetrate a stubborn guard is one of the primary reasons his stock has risen so sharply over the past five years. Indeed, five years ago, Mayweather was already an established star, whereas McGregor himself had yet to draw any money at all from pay-per-view events. Later this month, they will stand in the ring as equals, and from this, McGregor can also draw some psychological power. That power may prove vital if McGregor decides to go against all his principles, and box conservatively, with a view to retaining energy Read more […]

VENTNOR CITY, N.J. (August 22, 2017) – The International Boxing Association (IBA) has been relaunched worldwide by a sports group headed by the new IBA president, J.C. Courreges.  In 1991, two-time Major League Baseball all-star pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Dean Chance founded the IBA, guiding the international sanctioning body until his death in 2015. (L) – New IBA President J.C. Courreges with former IBA world champion Roberto Duran “The IBA will carry on in the spirit and memory of former IBA president and founder, the late Dean Chance,” Courreges said. “Our mission continues to be providing professional boxers, male and female, at all stages of their respective careers, the opportunity to fight for an internationally recognized World or Regional title.” Courreges has an extensive, Read more […]

Swedish heavyweight talent Otto ‘All in’ Wallin (18-0, 12 KOs) faces German Timur Stark (8-2-0, 7 KOs) in a ten round contest when the World Boxing Super Series premieres on September 9 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. Tickets can be bought on stubhub.de and eventim.de. It feels great to fight on such a big card as the World Boxing Super Series is,” said 26-year old Wallin. “The fight for the Muhammad Ali Trophy attracts the eyes of the world so it’s a great opportunity for me that I want to seize with both hands.” Wallin, who is training out of New York under two-time world champion Joey Gamache, has respect for his four-year older opponent. “My opponent Timur Stark is a decent fighter, lost only to top guys so now it’s my turn to show that I’m a top guy. Read more […]

New York born boxer Willie Monroe Jr will be hoping his second shot at a world title next month ends better than his opening opportunity when he takes on Billy Joe Saunders. The middleweight was stopped in the sixth round against Gennady Golovkin in 2015, as Triple G proved no match for him in Inglewood, California. Credit: Banner Promotions via Twitter Since that defeat, Monroe Jr has recovered with solid points victories over John Thompson and Gabriel Rosado respectively – the latter of which has earned him the opportunity to fight for Saunders’ WBO title. If Monroe can get past Saunders in London, he could face Golovkin in a rematch. The Kazakhstani boxer does have to get through his bout with Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas in September though. That fight is likely to be for the unified Read more […]

Mayweather Promotions have confirmed the full card for the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor event later this month at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where the former number one pound-for-pound boxer is making his return from retirement to take on one of the stars of UFC inside a boxing ring.                                                                             Forbes via Twitter Mayweather is unbeaten in 49 fights and quit the sport following his win over Andre Berto almost two years ago. The lure of McGregor proved too much though and he is set to meet the Irishman over 12 rounds where he is the warm favourite at -450 in the Mayweather v McGregor betting, with the former UFC world champion available at +333.33. McGregor has never fought Read more […]

Atlantic City, NJ (August 19, 2017)– Former world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield makes the 3rd comeback fight TONIGHT when he takes on Lamont Capers in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.  The show is promoted by Rising Promotions.In the main event, Thomas LaManna (23-2, 9 KOs) battles George Sosa in a 10-round bout for the WBC Silver Latino Championship. Mayfield of Freehold, New Jersey is making his third start in 18 months following an eight-year hiatus. After a lackluster initial comeback back where dropped a decision to Dan Pasciolla, Mayfield then took Anthony Caputo Smith in six-rounds on November 12th. The now 45-year old Mayfield feels he will build on the Caputo Smith performance. “My training has gone well. I am still making Read more […]

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (Aug. 19, 2017) — Super Channel is airing tonight’s World Junior Welterweight Unification Championship between undefeated world champions, Terence Crawford and Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, live from Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. The winner of this evening’s Crawford-Indongo unification world title fight will hold all four-major junior welterweight world titles – WBC, WBO, WBA & IBF – plus The Ring magazine’s prestigious strap. Three exciting fights on the loaded “Crawford vs, Indongo” card, promoted by Top Rank, will air exclusively in Canada on Super Channel. MAIN EVENT WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF & The Ring Junior Welterweight World Championships (12 rounds) TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD (31-0, 22 KOs, WBC, WBO Read more […]

Diego Diaz Gallardo, 21-5-1 (12), received a hero´s welcome in Santiago Del Estero, Argentina when he returned from Martinique last March, having won the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Middleweight title from defending champion Michel Mothmora.  On Friday September 8 he will get even more support from the city and province where he was born, when he makes his first title-defense at the Estadio Ciudad de Santiago del Estero, the home-venue for local Basketball team Asociacion Atletica Quimsa. Diaz Gallardo will take on heavy-handed 30-year-old Brazilian Felipe Santos Pedroso, who has stopped eleven of his thirteen victims inside the distance and brings a total record of 13-2 (11). A true professional, the WBF World Champion is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations leading up Read more […]

TACOMA, Wash. – Super middleweight Tony Hirsch was forced to withdraw from his Sept. 9 Battle at the Boat 112 main event bout against Mike Gavronski after suffering a hand injury during training. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Bryan Vera (26-11-0, 16 KOs) will replace Hirsch in the main event against Gavronski (23-2-1, 14 KOs). “It’s unfortunate that we lost Tony, but Vera stepping in creates an equally appealing matchup between two great super middleweights,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “Bryan’s fought against some of the best boxers in the world. He is a former NABO middleweight champion. His resume speaks for itself. We’re very excited to have him on the card.” Vera, who appeared on the third season of ESPN’s boxing Read more […]

Lee Baxter Promotions and FITE are proud to announce that fight fans worldwide will be able to tune in to see the WBA-NABA welterweight title fight between Samuel Vargas and Ali Funeka. Fans will be able to purchase the event for just $14.99 on FITE.tv, and the groundbreaking FITE app, which allows viewers to stream the fights right from their phone to the television in their living room. “This is an international event, so it’s important that it’s not just the fans in Toronto who get to see it, but also Ali Funeka’s fans in South Africa, or Christian M’Billi’s fans in France,” said Baxter. “There’s a reason FITE is becoming the place to go for combat sports. Technology is evolving, not everybody has cable, but everyone has a phone and a computer. We’re making this Read more […]

LAS VEGAS (August 17, 2017) – Unbeaten rising star David Benavidez and powerful contender Ronald Gavril will battle for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in the headlining attraction of a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.  The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will feature two additional showdowns in the super middleweight division. Once-beaten J’Leon Love (23-1, 13 KOs) will battle Texas-native Abraham Han (26-3, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout while unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Alan Campa (16-3, 11 KOs) in 10 rounds of action. Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) has a chance to make history – at just 20-years-old he is aiming Read more […]

Atlantic City, NJ (August 16, 2017)–This Saturday night, Thomas LaManna will take on George Sosa in a ten-round bout for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight bout that will headline a big 11 bout card at what is expected to be a sold out Calridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The show, promoted by Rising Promotions, is the 9th card that will be staged before a capacity crowd. Both main event fighters recently gave their final comments before Saturday’s showdown. ” I’m just ready to fight and I hope he is too. I encourage people to come to this action packed, stacked event. 12 bouts featuring some of the hottest prospects and a title fight,” said LaManna. “I think LaManna is a boxer who has not fought anyone of my caliber yet, and unlike me, I have fought everyone,” said Sosa. LaManna has Read more […]

PONCE, PUERTO RICO (Aug. 16, 2017) Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) scored an impressive unanimous decision victory against Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-2-3, 6 KOs) to unify the NABO and NABA Super Featherweight titles in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Ferial de Puerto Rico in Ponce. Both fighters reawakened the historic rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico that once again produced fireworks. Ultimately, it was Machado that came up with the victory, with scores of 99-90, 99-90 and 98-91. Photo Credit: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions “I felt good in the ring,” said Alberto Machado. “I needed this for my career. I put myself to the test because almost all my fights had been by knockout, and I’m happy with the victory. Read more […]

  DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – August 15, 2017 -This time last year, “Raging Babe” Michelle Rosado touched down in Raleigh for the first time, determined to help a local boxing promoter make his mark in North Carolina. Rosado and her company, Raging Babe, did just that, and have now emerged as North Carolina’s newest boxing promoter. On October 19th, Raging Babe promotes its own event at the Durham Armory, aptly named The Return. The card will feature some of the best young talent from across North Carolina in competitive fights, matched by Hall of Fame Matchmaker and mentor to Rosado, Russell Peltz. With a combined 50+ years of experience in the rough and tumble world of boxing, Rosado and Peltz brought a well-tested formula to Wilson in their first North Carolina endeavor in February. Read more […]

NEW YORK (August 15, 2017) – Fight fans who want to wet their appetite prior to Mayweather-McGregor will be able to do so on Saturday, Aug. 26, thanks to a new partnership between veteran promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr. and the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook series. CES Boxing and the tech-forward, fan-friendly Facebook broadcast platform are set to deliver once again – this time from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut – from 6-9 p.m. ET on that Saturday before action heats up in the desert later that night. Highlighting the CES Boxing card at Foxwoods’ Premier Ballroom is New London, Conn., native Jimmy Williams (13-0-1, 5 KOs), as he defends his WBC-USNBC Welterweight Title against veteran Bronx N.Y. pugilist Issouf Kinda (18-4, 7 KOs). Also appearing on the card: New London’s Cristobal Marrero Read more […]