Archive for October, 2017

Comments Off on Zepeda New WBF Champion, Valavanis Retains Intercontinental Title

On Saturday October 21 in Metepec, Mexico, fans got their money’s worth, for as long as it lasted, with an entertaining battle between undefeated prospect William Zepeda and Juan Pablo Borbon for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Mexican Lightweight title. Headlining a card staged by Straight Jab Promotions, both men came to fight from the start, and both showed skill and desire. It was back and forth in the first round, but Zepeda took control in the second and started to land continuously and hurt Borbon on several occasions. After three action-packed rounds Borbon had had enough, and didn’t come out for the fourth stanza. Winning his first professional title, William “Camaron” Zepeda, still only twenty-one years old, took his record to 12-0 (10). Juan Pablo Borbon falls Read more […]

Comments Off on Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail & Michael Jr. All Score TKO’s in Their Hometown

MACON, GA (October 22, 2017) – The Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr, who are guided by Witness Sports Management’s Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw, all scored knockout victories last night at the Shrine Temple, in Macon, Georgia, their hometown. Maliek Montgomery (2-0, 2 KOs) dominated Calvin Smith (2-12), winning by 3rd round TKO.  Mikhail Montgomery (1-0 1 KO), destroyed Tony Jones, scoring an impressive 2nd round TKO.  Michael Montgomery Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Edwin Aceves (0-2) with a 3rd TKO. “It was great fighting in our hometown and getting a knockout was exactly what I wanted to do.” said Maliek Montgomery. “My career is off to a great start and I look forward to getting right back in the ring.” “I wanted to make a statement in my pro debut,” stated Mikhail Read more […]

Comments Off on Joey Tiberi headlines a night of championship boxing on Saturday November 11 at the Hockessin PAL

Hockessin, DE – Popular lightweight Joey Tiberi will headline a great night of professional boxing at the Hockessin PAL in Hockessin, Delaware on Saturday night, November 11th.  The eight-round battle, which is promoted by Night Night Promotions, will be contested for the USBU title.  Tiberi of Newark, Delaware has a record of 15-2 with eight knockouts. The 31 year-old Tiberi is on a three fight winning streak, and coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Marlon Lewis on June 23rd in New Castle, Delaware.  Tiberi’s opponent will be announced shortly. In the eight-round co-feature, Lamont Singletary will take on Hafiz Montgomery for the USBU Cruiserweight title. Singletary of Dover, Delaware has a record of 8-2 with five knockouts. The 32 year-old Singletary is a six-year professional, Read more […]

Comments Off on Heralded Prospects Ruben Villa and Michael Dutchover to appear on non-televised undercard this Saturday night at Turning Stone Resort Casino

PHILADELPHIA, PENN./ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2017) – Heralded prospects, featherweight Ruben Villa (8-0, 4KOs) and junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (6-0, 4 KOs) will return to action this Saturday night on the non-televised portion of an HBO Boxing After Dark® card at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Villa of Salinas, California will take on 103 fight veteran German Meraz in a featherweight bout, while Dutchover of Santa Fe Springs, California via Midland, Texas will fight Anthony De Jesus Ruiz in a junior lightweight contest. Villa and Dutchover are co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. Both are training in Santa Fe Springs, California and are ready for their 2nd appearances on the East Coast. Each fighter chimed in with thoughts on their Read more […]

Comments Off on Vazquez, Cobbs, and Brooks Victorious in Aguascalientes, Mexico

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 17, 2017) – Undefeated prospects, super-flyweight Damien “Sugar” Vazquez (12-0, 6 KOs), super-lightweight, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (7-0, 5 KOs), and light-heavyweight Tye Brooks (1-0, 1 KO), all who fight under the Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) management banner, were victorious this past Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  The card was promoted by Damien Vazquez’s “Sugar Promotions” in associations with Malibu Films and SOBA Recovery Centers. In the scheduled 8-round main event, Damien Vazquez, stopped his opponent Ivan Galicia Morelos, retiring the Mexican native who didn’t come out for the fifth round.  Blair Cobbs went the distance with Hugo Padilla, winning a unanimous 6-round decision.  Tye Brooks won his pro debut with a first round Read more […]

Comments Off on Showtime Championship Boxing154-Pound World Championship Tripleheader Media Conference Call Transcript & Audio Recording

Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn –  Lou Dibella – October 14th is going to be a loaded unbelievable night of boxing and it starts with Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares in separate title defenses on a PBC double header from StubHub Center in Carson, California airing on FOX and FOX Deportes at 7:30 pm ET/ 4:30 pm PT. That show ends at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT. We have a tremendous SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader presented by Premiere Boxing Champions starting right after.  Champion Erislandy Lara against undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian challenger Terrell Gausha WBA 154-pound title.  WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo versus Erickson Lubin, a Battle of undefeateds and young sensational champion Jarrett Hurd IBF 154-pound champion Read more […]

Comments Off on Groves and Cox on the scales: Cox saw a scared man, Groves eager to win Ali Trophy

WBA Super World Super Middleweight champion George Groves (75,8 kg) (26-3, 19 KOs) and Jamie Cox (76,1 kg) (24-0,13 KOs) are ready for Saturday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final clash at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London. “I have worked hard all my life to become a world champion,” said Groves. “Now I will work hard to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy. I am in great shape, I have great experience and I know exactly what it takes to win this tournament. I can’t wait for Saturday night.” Jamie Cox has been confident in the build up for the fight and says he is ready to cause a stir against the number one seed in the super middleweight division of the World Boxing Super Series. “I am relaxed,” said Jamie Cox. “I have got my team, my friends, my family and my fans here. I am Read more […]

Comments Off on Andrade battles Alantez Fox on Saturday, October 21 from Turning Stone Resort Casino

Providence, RI. (OCT. 13, 2017) – Undefeated two-time junior middleweight world champion, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade chimed in on his upcoming 12 round middleweight bout with undefeated Alantez Fox when he makes his return to HBO® that will take place on Saturday, October 21st from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The bout will be the live co-feature of an HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader card that will feature Jazreel Corrales defending the WBA World Super Featherweight Title against undefeated Alberto Machado and Ryan Burnett taking on Zhanat Zhakiyanov (tape delay) in a Bantamweight Unification Bout. The HBO telecast will begin at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.  The Corrales vs. Machado bout is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. The Andrade – Fox bout is promoted by Banner Read more […]

Comments Off on From Knocking Out Opponents to Knocking Down Trees “The Beast” Joe Smith Jr. Opens Up on Future Plans in and Out of the Ring! – by Coach K

Uniquely aware that sports and in specific terms boxing careers don’t last forever, pro boxer and former WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. gives us some input on his future plans.  Recovering from an in the ring injury Smith Jr. has joined with his father, Joe Sr. building a full-scale tree service on Long Island. While some pro athletes wait until retirement, the twenty-eight-year-old Mastic/Shirley resident, also a laborer with Local 66 has not hung up his gloves but like he does in training, he is planning ahead. Promoted by Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing Smith, 23-2, 19Ko’s as a pro, holding knockout wins over Andrzej Fonfara and future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Smith is currently recovering from surgery after having battled Read more […]

Comments Off on Top 154-Pound World Champions & Contenders Hit New York Next Week Ahead of Saturday, October 14 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP

BROOKLYN (October 6, 2017) – Six of the top 154-pound world champions and contenders will look to put on a show for the fans in New York as they prepare to enter the ring for a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®. The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara defending against undefeated Terrell Gausha. Coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting unbeaten champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo taking on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and “Swift” Jarrett Hurd making his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout. The undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Gausha is the only fighter on the card who will be Read more […]

Comments Off on Christian Gonzalez Proves to be Best and Brightest Prospects of Exclusive Golden Boy Promotions Stable

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 6, 2017) Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (18-1, 15 KOs) confirmed yet again that he is one of the best and brightest prospects of the exclusive Golden Boy Promotions stable with a hard-earned eight-round unanimous decision victory against former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz (40-18-3, 19 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico in the main event of the latest edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles and televised live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. The charismatic knockout artist of Buena Park, Calif. won with scores of 79-72, 79-72 and 76-75 in a tough fight held in the super lightweight division. [Photo Credit: Lina Baker/SeeYouRingside] “A win is a win, and this was a difficult fight,” said Gonzalez. “We knew watching Read more […]

Comments Off on Hasta la vista, baby: I will terminate Yildirim, the Turkish Rambo

“My father was one of the most dazzling figures in boxing in his era and one of the most successful,” said Eubank Jr. about his legendary father, two-weight champion Chris Eubank Sr. Photo Credit:  World Boxing Super Series “He electrified the audience and made his opponents feel insecure,” Jr. recalled. One of the most electrifying moments came in May 1995, when Chris Eubank Sr. entered the arena on a Harley-Davidson before fighting Steve Collins. “Boxing is not only a sport, but also a show, and I will try to be as good as my father in both matters.” However, Junior also remembered the outcome of the fight in 1995: “It was the first defeat of my father. That’s why I chose another Harley-Davidson for the photo shoot.” Instead of a ‘1975 Shovelhead’, Junior chose Read more […]

Comments Off on Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha Training Camp Notes

BROOKLYN (October 2, 2017) – WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will defend his belt for the fifth time, and the first against an unbeaten opponent, when he battles 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in the headlining fight of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader on Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®. Coverage on SHOWTIME begins live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting unbeaten champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo taking on top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin and “Swift” Jarrett Hurd making his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout. Tickets to the event are on sale now and start at $50 (not including applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, Read more […]