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TACOMA, Wash. – Battle at the Boat, the longest-running tribal boxing series in the United States, returns to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. for its 110th installment on Saturday, March 18.  Rising middleweight stars Dashon Johnson and Aaron Coley will headline the card with a 10-round main event. Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will have a start time of 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Johnson, seeking to win his 23th career fight, is 7-2 over his last nine contests and has won three straight at the Emerald Queen. In his last bout, Johnson defeated Ricardo Pinell (14-2-1) on Jan. 20 by TKO. His other local victories have come against Mike Gonronski (20-1-1) and Izaak Cardona (14-3). Johnson’s only two defeats Read more […]

Comments Off on Alvarez represents shortest road to Bute’s 14th world title fight

MONTREAL (February 16, 2017) – Former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to parlay his February 24th Canadian showdown with undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez into his 14th world title fight later this year. The 36-year-old Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) is challenging Colombia-native Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) for his WBC Silver title belt in the 12-round main event headlining “BUTE VS. ALVAREZ”, promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gestev, a presentation of Videotron and Mise-O-Jeu, at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. Bute also hopes to become the first Romanian-born boxer to capture world titles in two different weight classes as the Bute-Alvarez winner in this final WBC eliminator will become the mandatory Read more […]

Comments Off on Erislandy Lara Gains U.S Citizenship

HOUSTON, TX (February 16, 2017) – WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady “The American Dream” Lara, is truly living the American dream since he has now completed all the eligibility requirements to become a U.S citizen.  Erislandy, along with his wife Yudi, took an oath of allegiance to the United States today, solidifying their citizenship.  Lara, who made his U.S. boxing debut in Primm, Nevada, in January of 2009, is elated about gaining his U.S. citizenship.  He reflects on the long journey it took to become a U.S citizen. “When I arrived in the United States in 2008, my main goal was to become a citizen of this great nation.” said Erislandy Lara.  “It brings me great joy to know that I am now a legal citizen of the United States of America.  It’s been a long journey to Read more […]

Comments Off on Greg Cohen Promotions Signs Heavyweight Contender Joey Dawejko to a Promotional Agreement

Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KOs).  Dawejko (pronounced Da-Vayko) of Philadelphia, has been a classic underachiever, thus far, in his professional career, but says the addition of Cohen as his promoter is just one of the changes he has made. The 26-year-old Philadelphian has always been a talent but, admittedly, hasn’t always been in the best shape for his fights. “My manager, Mark Cipparone, changed my life,” he explained. “I used to take fights on a week’s notice for no money, so I never gave it 100%. Plus, I was working 12-14 hours a day as a roofer. The first day I got with him, I told him I can’t make the gym today because I’m going to be working and couldn’t get there in time. He said ‘Quit. This is your full-time Read more […]

Comments Off on Oliver Flores’ strong performance against Felix Verdejo embodies spirit of Havoc Boxing

NEW YORK CITY (February 6, 2017) –  Nicaraguan lightweight Oliver “Trombita” Flores’ strong performance this past Friday evening against undefeated, No. 1 ranked Felix “El Diamente” Verdejo, fought in front of more than 7,000 fans in Verdejo’s hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, truly embodied the spirit of Flores’ promoter, Havoc Boxing. Known throughout boxing for its flashy, totally unique looking boxing “uniforms” – trunks and jackets – that are famously worn by present and past world champions such as Danny “Swift” Garcia, Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi and others, Havoc Boxing is also a boxing promotional company on the rise. While Havoc Boxing may not be a major player, at least not right now, it does feature a growing stable of gifted boxers such as Read more […]

Comments Off on World ranked junior middleweight Kanat Islam to battle Robson Assis in co-feature bout to Roy Jones Jr. – Bobby Gunn clash

Wilmington, DE (January 26, 2017)–World ranked junior middleweight Kanat Islam will battle tough Brazilian Robson Assis in the scheduled 10-round co-feature bout on Friday night, February 17th at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.  The bout will support the previously announced 12-round WBF Cruiserweight title bout featuring legendary Roy Jones Jr. battling Bobby Gunn.  The show will be show live on Pay-Per-View. Islam of Kazakhstan, who now calls Pahokee, Florida home has a record of 22-0 with 18 knockouts and is currently ranked number-4 by the WBA, number-5 by the WBO and number-15 by the IBF. The 32 year-old Islam is a 5 year-professional who holds victories over Humberto Toledo (41-8-2), former world title challenger Francisco Cordero (29-2), Juan De Angel (18-3-1) and Read more […]

Comments Off on King’s Promotions sign junior welterweight prospect Clarence Booth plus undefeated bantamweight Dagoberto Aguero to promotional deals

Reading, PA (January 11, 2017)- Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of junior welterweight prospect Clarence Booth as well as undefeated bantamweight Dagoberto Aguero to promotional contracts.”These are two quality fighters that we are excited to add to the King’s Promotions roster,”said CEO of King’s Promotions, Marshall Kauffman. “They both have big upsides and we are eager to keep them active and get them into big fights, which will come sooner rather then later.” Booth of Saint Petersburg, Florida has a record of 14-2 with 7 knockouts.    The 29 year-old Booth had a brief 28 fight amateur career.  He turned pro in 2011 with a four round unanimous decision over Tommy Bryant. Booth has showed a willingness to fight all comers as he taken on Read more […]

Comments Off on Smith Jr. Becomes the First Man to Stop the Legendary Hopkins – Press Release

Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. became the first fighter to knock out the legend Bernard Hopkins as he knocked Hopkins completely out of the  ring with a vicious 4 punch combination in the 8th round. Hopkins was unable to beat the 20 count administered by referee Jack Reiss constituting a knockout win by Smith Jr. (the bout was officially declared a TKO victory). The fight was the main event on HBO Championship Boxing. Smith Jr., stalked Hopkins from the opening bell putting pressure on Bernard and landed a telling right hand in round 1 that seemed to wobble Hopkins. Joe was relentless throughout the next 2 rounds and outworked Hopkins easily while Hopkins was limited to landing sneaky pop shots here and there. Bernard was more competitive in the 4th round landing some nice counter punches Read more […]

Comments Off on Ceylan and Walsh come face-to-face ahead of European title clash – press release

Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) and Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs) came face-to-face at today’s kick off press conference ahead of their European Featherweight title fight on October 15 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark.  For the first time since 2010, a Danish fighter will be contesting the European title on home soil, and Ceylan is aiming for a historic win over his British rival. “It is a close fight on paper, but I believe that I have what it takes to win,” said the 27 year-old from Aarhus. ‘’It’s going to be huge clash. There hasn’t been a major title fight like this in Denmark since Mikkel Kessler boxed. ‘’It will be great to be able to call myself a European Champion. It has been a while since Denmark has had a European Champion in boxing, and I want to make Read more […]

Comments Off on Perrella training hard; aiming for a knockout – press release

Fort Myers, FL (September 13, 2016) – Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will look to take another step up the welterweight ladder when he faces contender Yordenis Ugas Tuesday, September 27 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, NM.  The bout is scheduled for ten rounds and is the main event of Premier Boxing Champions’ “Toe to Toe Tuesday” series on Fox Sports 1.   Ugas, who captured a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics for his native Cuba, is 16-3 with 7 wins by knockout as a professional. On August 12, Ugas soundly defeated previously unbeaten Jamal James over ten rounds. The well-schooled Cuban has never been stopped and two of his defeats came via split decision. To prepare for the challenge, Perrella’s been training with world class fighters from all over the Read more […]

Comments Off on Del Valle thriving in camp; ready to Defeat De La Hoya

Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle enters the ring against unbeaten and highly regarded Diego De La Hoya.  The bout opens the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez –Liam Smith HBO pay-per-view telecast Saturday, September 17 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX and is scheduled for ten rounds. Del Valle, who fought on HBO and Showtime on multiple occasions, considers this bout the most important of his career as he’s facing a foe that is in a position he himself was once in. “Going into my fight with Vic Darchinyan, I was unbeaten and there was a lot of hype behind me,” said Del Valle, who is 22-2 with 16 knockouts. “That fight was supposed to get me to the next level with a victory over a former world champion but unfortunately it didn’t go down that way. Vic had a ton of experience and Read more […]

Comments Off on Windy City Fight Nights Return to Chicago on Saturday, October 1 – Press Release

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Warriors Boxing Promotions will resurrect the legendary “Windy City Fight Nights” series of boxing shows with an event featuring a pair of unbeaten locals in separate co-main-events.   Headlining the first Windy City Fight Night in four years will be super lightweight Ramiro “El Lobito” Carrillo (11-0, 7 KOs) and super welterweight Achour Esho (11-0, 7 KOs) in eight-round (Carrillo) and six-round (Esho) bouts against opponents to be announced. “I’m very happy and excited to be fighting in the co-main event. I’ve fought in several Windy City Fight Nights and had some great fights. I’m eager to get that rush back that I felt going to war in Chicago in front of my hometown family and friends. This is why I came back to boxing. Read more […]

Comments Off on Zeuge-De Carolis WBA World title rematch set for November 5 in Potsdam – Press Release

Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) is set to renew his rivalry with Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) on November 5 in a WBA World Super Middleweight title rematch at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.  The fighters will pick up where they left off following their World title tussle at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin on July 16, which after twelve fiercely contested rounds ended with a majority draw decision. Two judges scored the fight 114-114, while the third had Zeuge ahead 115-114. Having narrowly missed out on World title success, Zeuge, who injured his upper left arm in the sixth-round of their first encounter, is overjoyed at landing a second shot at De Carolis’ WBA strap, and insists that injury free he will be ready to dethrone the Italian Champion. ‘’I’m very happy that Read more […]

Comments Off on Robin Reid Kick-Starts New Careers At WBF Convention – press release

Adding to the list of prominent fighters respectively ex-fighters to attend the upcoming WBF World Convention in Maribor, Slovenia from Sept. 22 to 25 is former three-time world champion Robin Reid from England.   His prowess in the ring made him one of Britain’s most popular and successful fighters during the 90ies and early 2000’s and to this day he remains a fan favourite wherever he goes. The now 45-year-old from Runcorn, who won an Olympic Bronze medal in 1992, held WBF, IBO and WBC world titles during a distinguished 42-8-1 (29) professional career that lasted until 2012. Always remaining close to boxing, Reid is now at the start of his career as a judge and already has his first WBF assignments under his belt. Furthermore, he is in the process of establishing his own sports Read more […]

Comments Off on Koelling defends WBA Intercontinental title against Liebenberg – Press Release

Enrico Koelling (21-1, 6 KOs) will defend his WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title against Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) on October 1 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.  The fight will provide chief support for the WBA World Light Heavyweight title fight between Juergen Braehmer and Nathan Cleverly. Koelling, who claimed the WBA strap with a unanimous points victory over Oleksandr Cherviak at the MBS Arena in Brandenberg in April, will face a tough test from Liebenberg, a dangerous South African, who pushed his stable mate Erik Skoglund to a close points decision in Stockholm earlier this year. ‘’I’m looking forward to this fight,’’ said the 26 year-old. ‘’Liebenberg has proven he can hang with the top guys in the light heavyweight division, and Read more […]