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MONTREAL (Dec. 14, 2017) – WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) hosted their final press conference today for their WBO World Middleweight Championship fight that will take place this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Québec. The co-main attraction will be a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title between Antoine “Action” Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs). Also on the televised card will be Cletus “Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) who will face Yves Ulysse Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) for a 10-round super lightweight bout. The action will be televised by HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT. (ABOVE: Read more […]

JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING is pleased to announce that if you were unable to attend the November 25th, SLUGFEST at the SUN, live from Mohegan Sun, you will be able to watch it on tape-delay, airing on NESN (New England Sports Network) Sunday, December 3rd at 8:00 PM ET.   November 25th’s, Star Boxing’s SLUGFEST at the SUN, from Mohegan Sun, will also re-air on NESN on:Sunday, December 3rd at 8:00-10:00 PM (first-airing); Friday, December 15th at 8:00-10:00 PM; and Saturday, December 23rd at 6:00-8:00 PM. The broadcast will open with a 6-round Women’s Middleweight clash between former 2 time world champion Kali Reis and North Carolina native, Tiffany Woodard in a fight that had the fans on their feet the entire time. In the co-feature bout, the vacant WBC Silver International Super Read more […]

OXON HILL, MD (Nov. 30, 2017) Super Featherweight Prospect Lamont Roach, Jr. (16-0, 6 KOs) demonstrated yet again why he’s one of the best and brightest prospects of the Golden Boy Promotions stable as he defeated tough contender Rey “Flash” Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision in the 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Despite getting caught with a hard shot to the body in the second round, Roach, Jr. prevailed in exciting and dominant fashion, landing right hands and lead left uppercuts to hurt Perez in the later rounds. Roach, Jr. won with three scores of 99-91. “I feel good after a good performance like that,” said Roach, Jr. “In the second round, he hit me with a really good body shot. But I stayed composed Read more […]

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 28, 2017) A big jump in the super lightweight rankings will be on the line Saturday Dec. 16 when Cletus “Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) returns just more than a month after a dominating KO victory to take on highly regarded Yves Ulysse, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The 10-round opening event of HBO World Championship Boxing begins live at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT. The fight will serve as the TV opener for the main event featuring WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders putting his belt on the line against former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux and the co-main event between Antoine “Action” Douglas and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title. Fighting out of Long Island, NY, Seldin is a Read more […]

Comments Off on Salita Signs Co-Promotional Deal with Russian Heavyweight KO Artist Apti Davtaev

Already the promoter of top heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller, Salita says that the 6′ 5″ KO artist Davtaev has strong potential to also rise to the top of the big man’s division. “The heavyweights are once again infused with lots of talent, and Aptis’ punching power and size will make him a real threat to the best in the division,” said Salita. “I am very happy to team up with and work together with KA promotions and Kazbek Aslambekov in progressing Apti to the heavyweight world title.” The heavy-handed 28-year-old Davtaev hails from Kurchaloi, Russia, and is trained by Hampasha Magomedov in the city of Grozny in the Ahmat Boxing Club. A relentless pressure fighter, he won the WBC Slovenian title in just his tenth pro fight.  The goal, he says is to fight in North America and enter 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 Unbeaten Rising Contender David Benavidez & Hard Hitting Ronald Gavril Battle for Vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Title

LAS VEGAS (August 17, 2017) – Unbeaten rising star David Benavidez and powerful contender Ronald Gavril will battle for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in the headlining attraction of a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.  The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will feature two additional showdowns in the super middleweight division. Once-beaten J’Leon Love (23-1, 13 KOs) will battle Texas-native Abraham Han (26-3, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout while unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Alan Campa (16-3, 11 KOs) in 10 rounds of action. Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) has a chance to make history – at just 20-years-old he is aiming Read more […]

Comments Off on Chicago Cruiserweight Junior Wright to Face Russia’s Ruslan Fayfer for IBF #2 Spot This Friday in Russia

This Friday, August 18, in Krasnodar, Russia, IBF #14-rated cruiserweight “Hurricane” Junior Wright (16-2-1, 13 KOs) of Chicago will face hometown favorite and IBF #8-rated Ruslan Fayfer (20-0, 14 KOs) in an eliminator for the #2 contender spot. For the talented 31-year-old Wright, a victory would spell another shot at a world championship. But when a fighter is coming into a Russian fighter’s hometown, that isn’t always easy. Still, Wright and his trainer Rick Wilson have spent eight weeks preparing for this fight, believing that Junior is coming back to US with the victory. “Fighters come from the US to fight in Russia they all come home with a bad story,” said Wright, “but we’re not. We’re coming out of Krasnodar with a beautiful gift.” Wright was last seen stopping Detroit’s Damon Read more […]

Comments Off on Lightweight contender Mason Menard signs exclusive managerial contract with No Limits Mindset, LLC

The move seems to be a positive one for the Menard camp as he mentioned that the signing with No Limit Mindset means. “Big things! I’ve been waiting a while for something like this to happen. It’s exactly what I need. Shane stepped in and is willing to help me get to the level I need to be at. We both are big believers in God and this is all God’s work through answered prayers. Looking forward to the future with my man Shane. We are two young and hungry guys helping out each other with our God given talents. All I can say is, world stay tune, we are coming for the straps!” finished Menard. Menard is coming off of an 8 round decision victory over Carlos Cardenas (22-14) in March of this year. Menard was also featured on an HBO card against rugged veteran Ray Beltran. A fight in which Menard Read more […]

Comments Off on Jaron Ennis and Brandun Lee Remain Undefeated in DC

WASHINGTON D.C. – AUGUST 15, 2017 – Victory Boxing Promotions continues to keep its top talent in the ring, with Jaron “Boots” Ennis and Brandun Lee adding wins to their records Saturday at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington DC. In the co-main event, Ennis defeated veteran Ricardo Cano via stoppage 40 seconds into the first round of their bout, improving to 14-0, 12KO. Brandun Lee impressed on the undercard, stopping experienced journeyman Roy Garcia in the second round. 2017 has been an incredibly busy year for 20 year old Ennis, who fights out of Philadelphia. He’s racked up six wins, and it was recently announced that he would be awarded his third Briscoe Award in October. The Briscoe Awards are a staple of Philadelphia boxing, and Ennis will receive the Rookie of the Year award Read more […]

Comments Off on Undefeated Bantamweight Christian Carto to appear in new main event on Friday, August 11th at The SugarHouse Casino

Philadelphia, Penn. (July 26, 2017)–Undefeated bantamweight knockout artist, Christian Carto will headline a nine-bout card at the SugarHouse Casino on Friday, August 11th.  The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.  Carto, will take on Phillip Adyka (7-9, 4 KO’s) of St. Paul, Minnesota in the six-round featured bout.  Carto of Philadelphia has a record of 10-0 with all of his wins coming via knockout. The 20 year-old continues to step up in competition, and he has looked more impressive with each outing. Carto has kept extremely busy as he fought all ten of his bouts in under a year, with his latest being a 1st round stoppage over Juan Guzman on June 30th in Atlantic City. “I don’t know much about Adyka.  I know he likes to come forward,” said Carto, who has been training in Read more […]

Comments Off on Valavanis Takes WBF Intercontinental, Ashour All Africa Champion

A former WBF All Africa Welterweight Champion and the reigning WBF International Super Welterweight titlist going in, Egyptian star Andreas Valavanis won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Welterweight crown on Tuesday night, July 18, at Fitbox Corner in Cairo. After suffering a surprise knock-down in the second round, 25-year-old “King Cheetah” Valavanis recovered well and rallied back to stop experienced former Tanzanian Champion Omari Ramadan (29) in the second round with a vicious body-shot. A pro only since November of 2015, heavy-handed Valavanis is certainly being fast-tracked to the top, and improved his impressive ledger to 9-0 (9). Ramadan, a veteran of nine championship fights, is now 14-10-2 (10) since turning over in 2006. In the evenings co-feature, Read more […]

Comments Off on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Announces Retirement

GILROY, CA (July 17, 2017) – After giving fans some of the most thrilling fights in boxing, which spanned over sixteen hard fought years, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is announcing his retirement. “First, I want to thank God for allowing me to have a wonderful career.  I’m a kid from a small town in Gilroy, California, who made it to the mountain top of the boxing world. When I was a young kid growing up, I always believed in myself, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a small-town kid like myself, would be fighting in front of millions of fans.” “I was blessed to win multiple world titles in four-divisions.  A boxer’s career is a long and tough road. Many tears were shed, lots of blood, and tons of sweat.  Many miles were traveled, thousands of rounds sparred, none Read more […]

Comments Off on Thomas LaManna to take on George Sosa

Atlantic City, NJ (July 14, 2017)–Welterweight contender, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will take on George Sosa for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight championship in the ten-round main event that will headline a great night of championship boxing on Saturday, August 19th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The show is expected to be the 9th sold-out show at the Claridge promoted by Rising Promotions. “Rising Promotions  is looking forward to ending the Summer with another great show here at the Claridge.   We have a good line up on the card so we are hoping for a packed house, and we are looking forward to staging our first championship bout,” said Debbie LaManna of Rising Promotions. The championship bout is the first major sanctioning body championship bout in Atlantic City Read more […]

Comments Off on 2016 Olympian Charles Conwell plus his half brother Isaiah Steen in undercard action tonight in Miami, Oklahoma

Miami, Okla. (July 14, 2017)–Tonight at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, two members of Dave McWater’s Split-T Management stable will be in action as 2016 United States Olympian Charles Conwell (3-0, 3 KOs), and his half-brother Isaiah Steen (7-0, 6 KOs) will see action on undercard bouts that will precede a ShoBox: The New Generation Quadrupleheader. Both Conwell and Steen are co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Holden Productions. Conwell of Cleveland, Ohio will take on 22-fight veteran Rick Graham in a six-round super welterweight bout. Steen also of Cleveland will battle Travis Nero in middleweight action in a bout scheduled for four rounds. For Conwell, this will be his 4th fight in just three months, as the 19 year-old has breezed along with a perfect mark Read more […]