Archive for the ‘Boxing News’ Category

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, professional boxing returns to Miami Beach as Warriors Boxing presents “Night of the Rising Stars 2” at the Deauville Beach Resort.  The second of Warriors Boxing’s series of Miami-area fights designed to develop local and international prospects, NORS 2 will feature popular and talented light heavyweight Robert Daniels Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) of Miami looking to remain perfect in the light heavyweight division. 24-year-old southpaw light heavyweight Robert Daniels Jr. is the son of former cruiserweight world champion Robert “Preacherman” Daniels, the only Miami-born fighter to hold a major world title. Daniels Jr. started boxing at 10 years old and went 64-6 as an amateur boxer. Among his many accolades, he won the Sunshine State Games twice, the State title twice, Read more […]

ORANGE, Calif. (June 20, 2017) – Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (4-0, 4 KOs), a highly accomplished amateur and recently turned professional, highlights Friday night’s “Path to Glory” undercard  from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.   Watch Dutchover vs. Carrizoza and the rest of the 6-fight card on TB Presents: Path To Glory, live streaming on ThompsonBoxing.com and Facebook Live beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST. Dutchover, who trains in Southern California but resides in Midland, Tex., faces his toughest opponent to date: once-beaten Miguel Carrizoza (10-1, 2 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mex. The bout marks Dutchover’s second 6-round fight of his young career. He stormed into the paid ranks with four straight knockout wins. “The plan this year is to up my level Read more […]

Phoenix, Arizona-based super middleweight phenom David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez spent some time behind the microphone last Sunday, while waiting eagerly for his potentially record-breaking world championship challenge.  Undefeated Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) did an admirable job serving as a Fox Sports 1 guest commentator for former champion Brand Rios’ exciting comeback victory over Aaron Herrera at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California. Benavidez is coming off a star-making eight-punch combination KO 8 of fellow contender “Porky” Medina at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. The 20-year-old now waits for word on who he will face for the WBC Championship in his try to become the youngest super middleweight world champion in boxing history. Darrin Van Horn, who was Read more […]

Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) says Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs) will not take his title when they meet for the WBA World Super Middleweight Championship on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany.   Zeuge captured the WBA strap with an impressive knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis on November 5, 2016 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam. Having fought to a stalemate four months earlier, Zeuge claimed the title in style, stopping the Italian champion with just 19 seconds remaining in the final round. The Berlin boxer then retained his belt with a technical decision against Nigeria’s Isaac Ekpo. He was ahead on points when the referee stopped the fight in the fifth round due to a cut above his right eye following an accidental clash of heads. The 25 year-old is now set for Read more […]

Dennis Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) will take on Kid Galahad (22-0, 13 KOs) for the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Championship on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK.   Although fighting for the first time on British soil as a professional, the 28-year old Ceylan is no stranger to fighting British boxers having previously shared the ring with Isaac Lowe and Ryan Walsh in entertaining European title fights. ‘Dennis the Menace’ Ceylan, undefeated as a professional and the current EBU European Featherweight Champion, admits he has his sights set on World title honours, but must overcome his toughest career challenge to date in the undefeated Galahad from Sheffield. “I’m so ready for this fight!” said Ceylan. “I’ve been training hard for Read more […]

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (June 13, 2017) – The Grand Opening of the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame’s (CBHOF) new location in the Sky Casino at Mohegan Sun will be held there Monday, June 26, starting at 6 p.m. ET. The media and public is welcome to attend the grand opening festivities. Dignitaries representing from Mohegan Sun and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes will be in attendance, as well as many CBHOF inductees, including Marlon Starling and “Irish: Micky Ward. The original CBHOF location was in Mohegan Sun Arena but public availability for viewing was restricted to only during scheduled events held there. CBHOF inductees’ plaques and video of major fights held in Connecticut were displayed. The new CBHOF will be open to the public during Mohegan Sun Casino operating hours.   In addition Read more […]

Comments Off on Bennett Takes On Sawangwong For UBO World Super Lightweight Crown – Press Release

Australian Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (36-4-3, 27 KOs) and Banlue Sawangwong (38-12-3, 22 KOs) from Thailand are set to square off for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Super Lightweight title on May 27 in Singapore.   One of nine UBO championship fights scheduled for Ringstar Managements massive The Roar of Singapore II bill, four of which will be for world titles, Bennett vs. Sawangwong adds even more quality to what will be the biggest professional boxing event in Singapore history. World title fights already announced are Ryan Ford (11-0, 7 KOs) defending his Light Heavyweight crown against Robert Berridge (29-6-1, 21 KOs), and former world champions Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 KOs) and Manny Siaca (25-8, 20 KOs) clashing for the UBO World Super Middleweight belt. Additionally, Read more […]

Comments Off on Latest Release: Settlement Reached Between Lucian Bute and District of Columbia Athletic Commission

MONTREAL (November 26, 2016) – A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin found in Bute’s urine samples this past May.Following the World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight world title bout between defending champion Badou Jack and challenger Bute, which ended in a draw, a positive test result was announced to the general surprise of Bute. Since then, however, in-depth analyses has demonstrated beyond all doubt that this result was due to contamination of nutritional supplements, prescribed by Bute’s conditioning trainer and created by a laboratory in California. All this information has been favorably received by the authorities Read more […]

Comments Off on Salita Strikes Again, as ‘Detroit Brawl’ Leaves Motown Boxing Fans Breathless

Promoter Dmitriy Salita and his matchmaker, Dennis Turner, did it again tonight (Saturday, November 12) with their latest “Detroit Brawl” at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit, as they put on another terrific night of fights.  The left side of the bout sheet is never a haven on a Salita show and tonight was another example of that. In the six-round bantamweight main event, Detroit’s undefeated James “OG” Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) put on another of his typical performances, meaning he was in a back-and-forth slugfest, this time against a battle tank made in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, named Olim “The Muslim Warrior” Nazarov (14-3, 8 KOs). With all the trimmings of a Smith fight: momentum changes and bombs landing to the “oohs and ahhs” of the crowd, Smith managed to outwork Nazarov on Read more […]

Comments Off on Billy C’s Tom Molineaux: From Bondage To Baddest Man On The Planet A One Punch Knockout at the Queensbury Hotel Book Fair! – By Coach K

(November 7th) This past weekend taking a ride upstate, New York to avoid the mind boggling election media fiasco I made my way to a book fair at newly renovated the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, New York where I found myself spending the mid day talking boxing withn some avid boxing fans and Queensbury’s own Bill Calogero. The former, promoter, matchmaker, turned boxing historian Calogero, the host of boxing’s undisputed champion of boxing talk programming, Talkin Boxing With Billy C TV & Radio Show, was on site advancing the sale of his captivating first book, Tom Molineaux: From Bondage To Baddest Man On The Planet. A top seller on Amazon, the informative and attention capturing book tells the story of Tom Molineaux. Born a slave on a Virginia plantation during the late Read more […]

Comments Off on The Executioner Bernard Hopkins Returns for “The Final One”

LOS ANGELES  – A boxing legend will look to add an exclamation point to end his professional career with the same style, speed and slickness that has defined him in the ring for nearly three decades, as 51-year-old, two-division former world champion and Future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) prepares to square off against hard-hitting Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round fight from Los Angeles’ iconic Fabulous Forum. The bout will take place Saturday, December 17 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Tickets for the fight – named, “The Final One” — will go on sale Monday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. PT. Hopkins’ resume reads like a Hall-of-Fame induction ballot. Between holding the record for Read more […]

Comments Off on Free Agent Boxing Management Signs Managerial Agreement with Former World Champion Jose Alfredo Rodriguez – Press Release

José A. Acevedo of Free Agent Boxing Management proudly announces the signing of former world champion Jose Alfredo “Torito” Rodriguez to a managerial agreement.   27-year-old Rodriguez (31-4-0, 19 KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico, won the Interim WBA World Light Flyweight Championship on November 19, 2011, by upsetting then 27-1 Nethra Sasiprapa of Thailand. He also won the WBC Youth Intercontinental Light Flyweight Championship in 2009 and made four successful defenses. He is also a former sparring partner of Nicaraguan four-division and current WBC World Super Flyweight Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. Currently looking for the third fight of his comeback after nearly two years off, 27-year-old Rodriguez plans to compete in the flyweight and super flyweight divisions. “I am happy to Read more […]