Archive for September, 2017

Comments Off on Kreiskott Bids Farewell! – The Last Fight Of A Local Hero

On Saturday October 14, curtains will fall on an extraordinary career when World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Werner Kreiskott, 24-19-2 (17), enters the ring for the very last time, win or lose, in a defense of his title at the Unihalle in Wuppertal, Germany. If victorious, against an opponent still to be confirmed, local hero Kreiskott (38) will secure his twenty-fifth triumph since turning professional in 2006. But the extraordinary part is that in his first six years he campaigned as a journeyman, and complied a 12-19-1 record, fighting the likes of Willi Fischer, Michael Sprott and Ruslan Chagaev. However an unexpected victory over Mike Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams in December of 2012 turned everything around for him and he developed into a championship Read more […]

Comments Off on Elite Prospect Ruben Villa Battles Veteran Ernesto Guerrero Friday Night

ORANGE, Calif.  – Ruben Villa (7-0, 4 KOs), one of the featherweight division’s brightest young talents, takes the next step in his development by clashing with veteran Ernesto Guerrero (26-19, 18 KOs) in one of two highly anticipated match-ups on Friday’s “New Blood” undercard.  The 6-round bout takes place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Villa, a southpaw fighting out of Salinas, Calif., turned professional last July and already has produced seven one-sided wins. His opponent for Friday, Mexico’s Guerrero, is no push over. Guerrero has won his last five fights, four of which ended in knockout fashion. “Guerrero’s a veteran so we’ve been extra serious in this camp,” said Villa. “My team believes that I can take him out. My team wouldn’t set me up against an opponent that Read more […]

Comments Off on Exciting Undercard Announced for Long Island Rockin’ Fights September 28th

Star Boxing announced a terrific undercard for, Rockin’ Fights 28 on September 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.  The main event features the highly anticipated return of Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin vs. former French Jr. Welterweight champion, Renald “Le Lion” Garrido. Star Boxing’s newly re-signed prospect, Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez (14-0-1 5KO’s) highlights the terrific undercard in the co-feature vs. Milwaukee’s own Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson (7-2 3KO’s) in an 8 round Jr. Welterweight bout. Returning to The Paramount for the 7th time, Gonzalez is coming off a convincing win against veteran Samuel Amoako and is looking to continue his rise in the Jr. Welterweight division. “El Gallo” has no easy task in front of him as he takes on the athletic Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson hailing Read more […]

Comments Off on Heavyweight Factory Team, Including Newest Signee Ivan Dychko, Provide Thousands of Meals to Miami Victims of Hurricane Irma

This past weekend in Miami, Heavyweight Factory Gym Founder, Kris Lawrence, and a group of their prominent fighters, which included recently signed two-time Olympic Super Heavyweight Bronze Medallist Ivan Dychko, opened their hearts to the victims of Hurricane Irma by holding a free barbecue. Over two 10-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday, the group cooked and served over 2500 pieces of chicken, 1000 sausages, 800 racks of ribs, as well as baked beans and potato salad, to a hungry community still feeling the effects of the devastating hurricane. Standing 6′ 9″ tall, Kazakhstan’s Dychko was an imposing sight at first, but quickly warmed the hearts of locals with his warm smile and tireless efforts to help. Despite the oppressive heat, he and former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, who Read more […]

Comments Off on Featured Bouts Thomas Velasquez vs. Tyrome Jones & Earl Neman vs. Paul Parker Both End in Draws

BETHLEHEM, PA. (September 19) – Unbeaten super lightweight Mario Barrios (20-0, 12 KOs) defeated Naim Nelson (13-4, 1 KO) via seventh round TKO in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa. Photo Credits/all photos: Kenyon Sessoms/Premier Boxing Champions The fast-rising star Barrios of San Antonio started the bout throwing multiple combinations to the head and body of Nelson of Philadelphia. He kept his distance and stayed patient, but did not get to showcase all of the tools in his arsenal as the fight took a turn in the third round when Nelson went to the canvas after hurting his left shoulder by throwing a hook. That was ruled a slip and he dropped to his knees again Read more […]

Comments Off on Gallagher Beats Bazo To Secure PBC Crown in Liverpool – Report by Gianluca Di Caro

There was a true feast of boxing action on offer Saturday night, both live and on TV, Billy Joe Saunders defending his WBO Crown in London, Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin battling it out from supremacy of the Middleweight ranks is Las Vegas, yet still the Merseyside boxing fans turned out in force to support one of their own, Dayle Gallagher, as he fought for his first Championship, at the Jubilee Sports Bank in Liverpool. Photograph courtesy of Kirsty Radcliffe Unusually instead of being the final contest of the evening, Liverpool’s unbeaten Dayle Gallagher clash with the Czech Republic’s Daniel Bazo for the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Silver Welterweight title, was the opening pro bout. Gallagher is fast becoming one of the top prospects in the welterweight division, Read more […]

Comments Off on Yildirim’s coach: “I am the colonel, he is my Rambo”

Coach Ahmet Öner is ready to send his boxer Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) into war against Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) on October 7 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. “Our relationship is like a colonel and a soldier,” said Ahmet Öner. “Sometimes I call him John Rambo, and I am Colonel Trautman. He is my Rambo, I made him and I am very happy with what I’ve made.” Photo Credits:  Sebastian Heger for World Boxing Super Series The former light heavyweight, now coach and manager, believes that his fighter can go all the way to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy. The first obstacle is Chris Eubank Jr., but Öner does not see the British IBO Champion as a serious threat in the battle for the Greatest Prize in Boxing. “I do not fear Eubank Jr. He has nothing Read more […]

Comments Off on Salita Signs Super Bantamweight Powerhouse Jesse Angel Hernandez to a Promotional Contract

Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions proudly announces the signing of super bantamweight prospect Jesse Angel Hernandez to an exclusive promotional contract.  A 26-year-old southpaw from Fort Worth, Texas, Hernandez (9-1, 7 KOs) first came to Salita’s attention last August 4, at a Salita Promotions event at the MGM Grand Detroit, and live on ShoBox: The New Generation, where he sored an impressive TKO 5 over Russia’s formerly undefeated Vladimir Tikhonov (16-0). Tikhonov, a Salita fighter, was overwhelmed by the strength, heavy hands and fearsome body attack of Hernandez. It was a display of offensive firepower that promoters look for in a prospect. Hernandez compiled a 68-6 record as an amateur before turning pro in 2009. Hampered by inactivity for five years, due to managerial issues Read more […]

Comments Off on Smith sticks by choice: ‘’Stylistically he will bring out the best in me’’

Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) and Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) had the chance to size each other up today at a media workout at the Rotunda ABC ahead of their hotly anticipated World Boxing Super Series quarter-final clash on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.  Smith, who was joined by boxing brothers Paul, Stephen and Liam, watched on as his Swedish rival Skoglund was put through his paces by his father Johan. Photo credit: World Boxing Super Series ‘’I’ve had a good camp,’’ said Smith after his workout. ‘’I feel strong and I’m ready to do a job on Saturday. I’ve watched a lot of Erik and so has my coach Joe Gallagher. We know what he does well and we know what he doesn’t do so well. I’ve got a list of things to do, and as long as I stick to my game Read more […]

Comments Off on The Smith brothers: Callum will KO Erik Skoglund in the early rounds

Boxing brothers Paul, Liam and Stephen Smith predict a KO victory, when their youngest brother Callum faces Swedish Erik Skoglund in an Ali Trophy quarter-final bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday.  Paul Smith (34) (38-7, 22 KOs): “I think Callum will win by knockout and it could be pretty early. I am not saying Skoglund is a bad fighter, but he is open to some of the shots Callum throws.” “When you are in there with Callum, he is very difficult to keep out of the way and not get hit by.” Stephen Smith (32) (25-3, 15 KOs): “They are both unbeaten, both world class operators. They will both come out confident in their own ability, but I believe Callum is better in all departments. “ “Whether it takes him three or four or seven or eight, Callum will stop him. Read more […]

Comments Off on Heated press conference: Eubank Jr. and Yildirim head-to-head in Stuttgart

British IBO Champion Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) and Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) exchanged words at a kickoff press conference in Stuttgart before their quarter-final bout on October 7 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. The kickoff press conference for one of the most exciting match-ups in the World Boxing Super Series did not disappoint when it comes to verbal punches from both sides. Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildirim is clearly a fight between a British fighter eager to prove himself as the best in the world, and a proud Turk who believes he can shock the boxing world and overshadow everyone in the Ali Trophy tournament. Chris Eubank Jr. (27): “This is the first fight for me in this tournament and I am here to make a statement. I am Read more […]

Comments Off on Edwin Reyes to face Armado Vazquez September 15 in Nashville at the State Fair Boxing Showdown 2

Nashville, TN  – Edwin Reyes will face his most experienced opponent when he faces Armando “Chiquita” Vazquez in an eight round bout on September 15th,  that will be a  part of “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2” from the Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville.  Reyes, of Guatemala is 6-2-2 with five of those victories by knockout. His exciting style immediately made him a fan favorite in his hometown of Nashville, where he’s 4-0 with three KO’s. Living and fighting out of Mexicali, Mexico, Vazquez has a record of 25-18-1 (6 KO’s). A pro for 12 years, Vazquez faced world champions Donnie Nietes and Brian Viloria along with nine undefeated fighters. He conquered three of the then unbeaten foes (5-0 Jose Luis Alvarado, 2-0-1 Pablo Cruz Ortega and 10-0-1 Ricardo Armenta) while also Read more […]

Comments Off on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez & Gennady “GGG” Golovkin Stacked Pay-Per-View Card

NEW YORK, NY(September 12, 2017) – RingTV.com and Flipps Media today jointly announced the full “Supremacy” fight week streamed activities, headlined by this Saturday night’s (Sept. 16) super-fight between two-division, current The Ring magazine and lineal world middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and reigning IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), in the 12-round main event on Mexican Independence Day. “Canelo vs. Golovkin”, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions, will air live on ringtv.com Pay Per View ($79.99) in the United States and Canada, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, from an already sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The PPV broadcast will be available to watch in HD, in both English and Spanish. RingTV.com Read more […]

Comments Off on Smith: I am the best in the Ali Trophy tournament

Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) believes he will not only beat Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday in their quarter-final at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, but go all the way to take the Muhammad Ali Trophy.  The Liverpool fighter is the bookies’ and many experts favourite to take home the Ali Trophy next year in May. And 27-year-old Smith approves the odds.  “From the outside looking in, I am possibly not the obvious favourite because I am still relatively unproven at the highest level,” said Smith. “You have George Groves who is a World Champion, who you could say could be favourite, he’ll probably be a bit annoyed that he is not. “But from my point of view, yeah I think I am the best in the tournament so yes, I do agree with it. It is a privilege to be called the favourite, Read more […]

Comments Off on Undefeated Bantamweight sensation Christian Carto to faces toughest test in Alonso Melendez

Philadelphia, PA (September 11,  2017) -Undefeated bantamweight sensation, knockout artist, Christian Carto has been added to an already loaded night of boxing on Friday night, September 29th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.  Carto (11-0, 11 KOs) is set to take on Alonso Melendez (14-1, 11 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.   The show is promoted by King’s Promotions. The 20 year-old continues to step up in competition, and on  September 29th, he will be taking on his toughest foe in Melendez Carto has kept extremely busy as he fought all eleven of his bouts  in a 13-month span, with his latest being a 2nd round stoppage over Phillip Adyaka on August 11th in front of a sold-out crowd at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.  He will making his 1st appearance Read more […]