Archive for August, 2017

Comments Off on Robert Brant Begins World Boxing Super Series Against Jurgen Brahmer

The World Boxing Super Series begins next month in the super-middleweight division when American Robert Brant takes on Jurgen Brahmer in the opening quarter-final tie in the tournament in Germany. Brant is the +5000 outsider in the outright betting for the trophy; however, he goes into the competition unbeaten in 22 professional starts and is arguably the most unexposed boxer in the draw. Robert “Bravo” Brant via Twitter The man from Minnesota has won a number of titles at middleweight, with the most notable being the WBA-NABA crown which he picked up following a 4th round stoppage against Decarlo Perez. Since then the big hitting super-middleweight has had three further wins inside the distance, results which have helped him qualifying for the World Boxing Super Series. Brant is Read more […]

Comments Off on Parker Prepares For Hughie Fury In Latest WBO Defence

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be hoping victory over Hughie Fury in London next month will help him land one of the biggest fights in the division over the next 12 months. Credit: Sun Sport via Twitter Parker has held his WBO crown since he beat Andy Ruiz to the vacant belt in December 2016. He was set to meet the cousin of former world Tyson Fury earlier this year, but his British opponent was forced to postpone the contest due to an injury. All in all, it has been a frustrating six months for the first New Zealander to win a heavyweight world title. The bookmakers make Parker the -150 favourite to defend his title against Fury. If you are having a bet on the fight, it may be worth looking out for all the latest sports betting news at a sports blog for the fans. This is Read more […]

Comments Off on Boxing Action September 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, New York

A rough and Frenchman will be making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to derail the long awaited return of “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin, 19-0 16KO’s (Long Island, NY) in the main event of Rockin’ Fights 28 on Thursday, September 28th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Star Boxing has just announced that the hard punching Jewish knockout prospect will be facing former French Jr. Welterweight Champion Renald Garrido of Paris, France in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds in the Jr. Welterweight division. Garrido’s a veteran of over 36 fights with 19 wins (19-15-2 4KO’s). He has some impressive upset wins on his record, particularly when traveling to fight hometown favorites. He has already upset local undefeated fighters Bradley Saunders (in England) and Daouda Sow (in France). Read more […]

Comments Off on Showtime Championship Boxing Tripleheader Headlined October 14th

BROOKLYN (Aug. 30, 2017) – A trio of 154-pound world champions will defend their titles as part of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader headlined by Erislandy Lara defending against undefeated Terrell Gausha, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions on Saturday, October 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®. The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, will feature four undefeated 154-pound boxers and will pave the way for an undisputed king of the 154-pound division. Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), generally recognized as the best boxer in the super welterweight division and its longest reigning champion, will defend his title against undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Read more […]

Comments Off on Tri Star Boxing returns for “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2”

Nashville, TN (August 30, 2017) – Fight night returns to Nashville when Tri Star Boxing presents “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2” Friday, September 15.   The six-fight card is in association with Blue Chair Bay Rum and takes place at the State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, located at 500 Wedgewood Lane in Nashville. Tickets from $25 can be purchased at tristarboxing.com/tickets. In the six round main event, Nashville based Ghanaian Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko meets Johnson City, TN’s Brad Austin for the Tennessee Light Heavyweight championship. The heavy-handed Agbeko has an excellent 18-1 record with 17 wins by knockout and looks for a fourth straight victory since his lone setback. A veteran of 37 fights, Austin’s faced many tough opponents including Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Read more […]

Comments Off on Murray meets Torosyan on Smith-Skoglund undercard

Martin Murray (35-4-1, 16 KOs) will face Arman Torosyan (18-3-1, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund on September 16 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Murray, a former three-time World title challenger, is back at the Echo Arena following an impressive victory over Gabriel Rosado on April 22, and the St. Helens man says he is looking forward to returning to his home venue as he looks to claim a third successive victory since dropping a points decision to the tournament’s number one seed ‘Saint’ George Groves. ‘’I’m buzzing to be back fighting at the Echo Arena,’’ said Murray. ‘’Obviously, I am from St Helens, but in terms of boxing venues, the Echo is my home. The Liverpool fight fans Read more […]

Comments Off on Miguel Cotto Captures WBO Junior Middleweight Title With Unanimous Decision

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 27, 2017) Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in Puerto Rico’s rich boxing history, earned his sixth world title with a unanimous decision victory against the Japanese slugger Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 KOs) for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,689 boxing fans at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The judges scored the bout 119-109, 118-110, and 120-108 in favor of Cotto. [Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions] I tried to do my best, and I think I did that tonight,” said Miguel Cotto. “I am happy with my performance. Kamegai is a tough fighter and opponent. It was during round five or six that I knew he was going to make it to the 12 rounds. Come December Read more […]

Comments Off on Cletus Seldin headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights series September 28th

The wait is finally over. Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia is pleased to announce the return of electrifying, power punching, former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin to the ring, headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights” series at The Paramount, Thursday, September 28th, in Huntington, NY. Seldin, 19-0 16KO’S, has been inactive since June of 2016 due to various medical issues, but now feeling 100%, he is raring to go. Seldin was laying a path of destruction on his way to a world championship fight until he was derailed by various ailments. “The Hammer” is one of the hardest punchers in the division and has drawn sellout crowds to every fight. Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the return of Seldin “I Read more […]

Comments Off on Tickets are on sale now for the October 19th card, which features tough, local match-ups

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – Raging Babe and Hall of Fame Matchmaker Russell Peltz have assembled what could be the best card North Carolina has seen this year. When “Raging Babe” Michelle Rosado first stepped foot into North Carolina, she did so with intent and purpose. North Carolina has, for too long, been seen as a place where fighters can go pad their records. Rosado was committed to changing that, and the newly minted Promoter plans on delivering on that commitment when she presents Thursday Night Fights on October 19th at the Durham Armory. The main event is a local match-up, thick with bad blood. Marko “The Bull City Bully” Bailey (5-0, 3KO) faces off against Charlotte’s Stevie “The Answer” Massey (4-1, 4KO). in a six-round bout that has been brewing since both fighters were in the amateur Read more […]

Comments Off on Two-Time world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham to release comic book series this fall

Philadelphia, PA  – On the eve of his highly anticipated bout with undefeated Andrew Tabiti on Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor Pay-Per-View card in Las Vegas, two-time cruiserweight world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham has announced that he will be releasing a series of comic books this Fall. Cunningham of Philadelphia will combine his love of comics and his decorated boxing career into an entertaining comic book series that will also feature many of the opponents and personalities of his illustrious 17 year career. The first strip will feature a fictional depiction of his epic battle with Amir “Hardcore” Mansour that took place in 2014. Below is a brief video with some of the illustrations that will be featured in the inaugural book. “Drawing has always been a passion Read more […]

Comments Off on Floyd Mayweather’s 26 Knockouts

Floyd Mayweather Jr heads into Saturday’s fight with Conor McGregor with a 49-0 record ahead of what many expects to be his final bout. The 40 year old American has a 49-0 record having knocked out 26 of his opponents over a 21-year career. Conor McGregor is a Mixed Martial Arts fighter who will be making his professional boxing debut. Odds on the Mayweather v McGregor fight show that Mayweather is the clear favourite and he’s even odds on to score a knockout victory. Here are those 36 boxers that Floyd Mayweather knocked out: Professional Debut In his first fight as a pro after winning Bronze at the 1996 Olympics, Floyd Mayweather won his first professional bout with a TKO versus Mexican boxer Roberto Apodaca after 37 seconds of the second round. This bout took place at Read more […]

Comments Off on Elvis Is Back! Moyo Regains WBF All Africa Heavyweight Crown!

A packed Rainbow Towers Conference Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe set the stage for a World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship double-header billed as Harare´Geddon, promoted by Steve Kalakoda´s Kalakoda Promotions on Friday night, August 25. In the main event, local Heavyweight-hero Elvis “The Bulawayo Bomber” Moyo regained the WBF All Africa Heavyweight title when he pummelled lanky Kenyan Bernard Adie for three rounds before the fight was stopped in the fourth stanza when referee Eddie Marshal from South Africa had seen enough. Moyo, who improved his record to 6-5-2 (3), first won the title back in 2013 but never defended his belt as he turned his attention to MMA. He returned to the boxing ring less than a month ago with a victory in Namibia, and against Adie, who drops to 15-6 Read more […]

Comments Off on Eubank Jr. and Yildirim ready for October 7 in Stuttgart

The battle for the inaugural 168lb (76,2 kg) Muhammad Ali Trophy comes to Stuttgart, Germany on October 7 when IBO-Champion Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1-0, 19 KOs) meets Turkish Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) in a quarter-final bout at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle and tickets are now on sale ranging from €21 to €250 at StubHub.de, eventim.de and easyticket.de. “I am looking forward to fighting in Germany,” said 27-year old Eubank Jr. “It really doesn’t matter to me where I fight as long as I get the win that is all I care about. I have been training at Floyd Mayweather’s camp in the US the last weeks, and I could not have asked for better preparations before entering the World Boxing Super Series.” 26-year old Avni Yildirim from Istanbul, Turkey is excited about fighting in Stuttgart. “I Read more […]

Comments Off on Conor McGregor’s 4/1 Odds in Mayweather Bout Justified

Like a freight train, the dawn of 26 August 2017 continues to bear down on the two most outspoken and entertaining athletes in a generation. Just two short weeks from now, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will finally know how their respective personal quests will conclude. In a bout that promises to go down as a watershed moment in the coming ages, both fighters are also on something of a comeback trail, with Mayweather having last fought in September 2015. For his part, McGregor has been absent from octagon for nine months, having won the UFC lightweight title at UFC 205. The world remains expectant of a victory for Floyd Mayweather Jr, and all of the odds and betting markets for Mayweather VS McGregor reflect universal confidence from bookmakers in the man from Grand Rapids. However, Read more […]

Comments Off on International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched worldwide by new sports group

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 […]