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SAN ANTONIO (December 14, 2017) – Undefeated three-division world champion Mikey Garciawill attempt to win a world title in a fourth weight class when he challenges unbeaten IBF 140-pound world champion Sergey Lipinets on Saturday, February 10 live on SHOWTIME. The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions. Two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy will face Kiryl Relikh in a rematch of their May showdown on SHOWTIME, this time for the vacant WBA 140-pound world title. The doubleheader of title bouts in the wide-open 140-pound division sets the stage for a potential unification match. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, are priced Read more […]

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 […]

New York (December, 11, 2017)–On December 1st, welterweight prospect Poindexter Knight, Jr. won his anticipated professional debut when he stopped Samuel Forjoe in the first round of their scheduled four-round bout at The Strand Ballroom and Theater in Providence, Rhode Island.  The 2017 National Golden Gloves champion out of Philadelphia landed a hard combination the corner that had Forjoe bending over, and the bout was stopped in just 63 seconds.  Knight is the latest top-prospect to debut for Split-T Management, and he is promoted by Evander Holyfield’s Sports and Entertainment. “Everything went well, I was excited and nervous, but I got through it,”said Knight. “I thought my opponent would have a little more for me, but I did what I had to do in there and I got him out of there.  Read more […]

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 11, 2017) – This past week, the “Pound-4-Pound” gym, Las Vegas’ # 1 amateur boxing program, sent eight members to the 2017 USA Boxing Elite Youth National Championships & Junior Open.  The Barrientes twins, Chavez and Angel both qualified to represent Team USA in the Junior Division, by winning belts at the tournament.  Angel Barrientes was voted most outstanding boxer of the tournament. The five-day tournament, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT, at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, had the best amateur boxers fighting to see who would triumph and represent Team USA. “I’m very proud of our entire team who all fought hard and had tremendous success in this tournament,” said Pound-4-Pound head coach Richard Barrientes. “Although Read more […]

Tacoma’s Gavronski Ranked No. 13 in the World by WBA

Posted: 8th December 2017 by wban100@aol.com in Latest News, News Story
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Mike Gavronski took a major step towards realizing his goal of fighting for a world title in 2018 as the Tacoma fighter cracked the World Boxing Association’s Top 15 world rankings for the first time in his career.  Gavronski, the North American Boxing Association super middleweight champion, came in at No. 13 in the most current WBA world rankings. Gavronski (25-2-1, 15 KOs) won the vacant NABA super middleweight title on Nov. 18 after defeating Andrew Hernandez by technical decision. The championship victory marked the fifth consecutive win for Gavronski. “We’re now part of the conversation,” said Gavronski when asked his thoughts about potentially receiving a world title shot in the near future. “It’s everyone’s goal when they get involved in boxing to eventually become 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 […]

Fort Myers, FL (November 30, 2017) – Welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella returns to the ring against Alex “Chi Town Heat” Martin Friday, December 8 at Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida.  The Perrella-Martin showdown is scheduled for 10 rounds and airs on FS1 at 9 PM ET as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “PBC on FS1” series. The bout proceeds a light heavyweight matchup between former world champion Jean Pascal and unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali. The Perrella-Martin showdown is scheduled for 10 rounds and airs on FS1 at 9 L-R – Head Trainer Michael Nowling, Welterweight Bryant Perrella, Coach Michel Sarduy Photo credit:   Courtesy PM ET as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “PBC on FS1” series. The bout proceeds a light heavyweight matchup between former world champion Jean 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 […]

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27, 2017) Super featherweight contender José “Wonder Boy” López (18-1-1, 13 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will now take on Avery Sparrow (8-1, 3 KOs) in the new co-main event of the Nov. 30 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The event will also feature the headlining debut of Lamont Roach, Jr. (15-0, 6 KOs) as he defends his WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title against Rey “Flash” Pérez (21-8, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event. ESPN3 (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will air the fights live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Undercard will stream on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. ESPN2 will air the fight at 11 p.m.ET/8 p.m. PT. López, a 23-year-old contender who is coming off a four-fight win streak, has earned two regional Read more […]

PARK CITY, Kansas (November 27, 2017) – Due to an injury suffered by 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez last week at training camp, this Saturday night’s “KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory” card, presented by KO Night Boxing LLC, has been postponed until February 10, at the same venue, Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. The 21-year-old Hernandez was scheduled to headline the event in his hometown against Hungarian flyweight champion Jozsef “Little Red” Ajtai (19-9, 12 KOs) in the eight-round main event for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) Americas flyweight championship. The promoter plans to keep the card intact, as much as possible, and he is hopeful that Ajtai is available to challenge Hernandez for the IBA Americas title. “Injuries are an unfortunate Read more […]

Comments Off on King’s Promotions is deeply saddened at the passing of Desmond Hammond

Reading, PA (November 14, 2017) – King’s Promotions is deeply saddened at the passing of Desmond Hammond. Hammond of Reading, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday morning at the age of 35.  He was at his home and surrounded by his family.  Hammond was the Director of Operations for King’s Promotions for the better part of the last three years. He was the nephew of King’s Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman. “This is such a sad day for my family and for everyone who knew Desmond,” said Kauffman. “Desmond was like a son to me.  He is my sister’s son, and he is basically the same age as my children so we are extremely close.  Desmond came to boxing just a few years ago and he picked up the business so fast.  We have run more shows then anybody in the country, and they all have come Read more […]

Comments Off on Jesse Angel Hernandez Cements Himself as a Super Bantamweight Contender with Impressive Unanimous Decision Over Glenn Dezurn

The Fort Worth, Texas, super bantamweight express named Jesse Angel Hernandez continued to pick up momentum last Saturday night, as he took his second consecutive undefeated record away, this time from Baltimore’s Glenn Dezurn. Fighting on the Danny Jacobs vs. Luis Arias and Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach undercard at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, Hernandez (now 10-1, 7 KOs) used his height and reach advantages to maximum effect while scoring an eight-round unanimous decision over Dezurn (now 9-1-1, 6 KOs). Despite a game showing from Dezurn, 26-year-old Hernandez was able to keep Dezurn at bay while landing long power shots. When Dezurn was able to make it inside, Hernandez would simply push him back. At the end of eight entertaining rounds, Read more […]

Comments Off on Toka Kahn-Clary vs. John Vincent Maralde Headlines Real Deal Boxing

PROVIDENCE, RI (November 10, 2017) Featherweight Contender and Hometown Hero, Toka Kahn-Clary, (23-1, 16 KO’s), of Providence, Rhode Island battles undefeated Philippines’ based contender John Vincent Moralde, (19-0, 10 KO’s) in the 10-round main event on Friday, December 1 at The Strand Ballroom and Theatre, it was announced today by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing. Tickets for ‘Real Deal Championship Boxing V’ starting at $45 are Now On Sale and can be purchased through TheRealDealBoxing.com and thestrandri.com. The Strand Ballroom and Theatre is located at 79 Washington Street, Providence, RI, 02903. Doors will open on the evening of the event at 6:00 p.m. ET with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. ET. The event will be telecast live on CBS Sports Network. “We’re 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 […]