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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 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 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 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 […]

Comments Off on Kreiskott Bids Farewell! – The Last Fight Of A Local Hero

On Saturday October 14, curtains will fall on an extraordinary career when World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Werner Kreiskott, 24-19-2 (17), enters the ring for the very last time, win or lose, in a defense of his title at the Unihalle in Wuppertal, Germany. If victorious, against an opponent still to be confirmed, local hero Kreiskott (38) will secure his twenty-fifth triumph since turning professional in 2006. But the extraordinary part is that in his first six years he campaigned as a journeyman, and complied a 12-19-1 record, fighting the likes of Willi Fischer, Michael Sprott and Ruslan Chagaev. However an unexpected victory over Mike Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams in December of 2012 turned everything around for him and he developed into a championship Read more […]

Comments Off on Elite Prospect Ruben Villa Battles Veteran Ernesto Guerrero Friday Night

ORANGE, Calif.  – Ruben Villa (7-0, 4 KOs), one of the featherweight division’s brightest young talents, takes the next step in his development by clashing with veteran Ernesto Guerrero (26-19, 18 KOs) in one of two highly anticipated match-ups on Friday’s “New Blood” undercard.  The 6-round bout takes place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Villa, a southpaw fighting out of Salinas, Calif., turned professional last July and already has produced seven one-sided wins. His opponent for Friday, Mexico’s Guerrero, is no push over. Guerrero has won his last five fights, four of which ended in knockout fashion. “Guerrero’s a veteran so we’ve been extra serious in this camp,” said Villa. “My team believes that I can take him out. My team wouldn’t set me up against an opponent that Read more […]

Comments Off on Exciting Undercard Announced for Long Island Rockin’ Fights September 28th

Star Boxing announced a terrific undercard for, Rockin’ Fights 28 on September 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.  The main event features the highly anticipated return of Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin vs. former French Jr. Welterweight champion, Renald “Le Lion” Garrido. Star Boxing’s newly re-signed prospect, Danny “El Gallo” Gonzalez (14-0-1 5KO’s) highlights the terrific undercard in the co-feature vs. Milwaukee’s own Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson (7-2 3KO’s) in an 8 round Jr. Welterweight bout. Returning to The Paramount for the 7th time, Gonzalez is coming off a convincing win against veteran Samuel Amoako and is looking to continue his rise in the Jr. Welterweight division. “El Gallo” has no easy task in front of him as he takes on the athletic Deonte “Bomaye” Wilson hailing Read more […]

Comments Off on Heavyweight Factory Team, Including Newest Signee Ivan Dychko, Provide Thousands of Meals to Miami Victims of Hurricane Irma

This past weekend in Miami, Heavyweight Factory Gym Founder, Kris Lawrence, and a group of their prominent fighters, which included recently signed two-time Olympic Super Heavyweight Bronze Medallist Ivan Dychko, opened their hearts to the victims of Hurricane Irma by holding a free barbecue. Over two 10-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday, the group cooked and served over 2500 pieces of chicken, 1000 sausages, 800 racks of ribs, as well as baked beans and potato salad, to a hungry community still feeling the effects of the devastating hurricane. Standing 6′ 9″ tall, Kazakhstan’s Dychko was an imposing sight at first, but quickly warmed the hearts of locals with his warm smile and tireless efforts to help. Despite the oppressive heat, he and former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, who Read more […]

Comments Off on Featured Bouts Thomas Velasquez vs. Tyrome Jones & Earl Neman vs. Paul Parker Both End in Draws

BETHLEHEM, PA. (September 19) – Unbeaten super lightweight Mario Barrios (20-0, 12 KOs) defeated Naim Nelson (13-4, 1 KO) via seventh round TKO in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa. Photo Credits/all photos: Kenyon Sessoms/Premier Boxing Champions The fast-rising star Barrios of San Antonio started the bout throwing multiple combinations to the head and body of Nelson of Philadelphia. He kept his distance and stayed patient, but did not get to showcase all of the tools in his arsenal as the fight took a turn in the third round when Nelson went to the canvas after hurting his left shoulder by throwing a hook. That was ruled a slip and he dropped to his knees again Read more […]

Comments Off on Gallagher Beats Bazo To Secure PBC Crown in Liverpool – Report by Gianluca Di Caro

There was a true feast of boxing action on offer Saturday night, both live and on TV, Billy Joe Saunders defending his WBO Crown in London, Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin battling it out from supremacy of the Middleweight ranks is Las Vegas, yet still the Merseyside boxing fans turned out in force to support one of their own, Dayle Gallagher, as he fought for his first Championship, at the Jubilee Sports Bank in Liverpool. Photograph courtesy of Kirsty Radcliffe Unusually instead of being the final contest of the evening, Liverpool’s unbeaten Dayle Gallagher clash with the Czech Republic’s Daniel Bazo for the Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Silver Welterweight title, was the opening pro bout. Gallagher is fast becoming one of the top prospects in the welterweight division, Read more […]

Comments Off on Miguel Cotto Captures WBO Junior Middleweight Title With Unanimous Decision

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 27, 2017) Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in Puerto Rico’s rich boxing history, earned his sixth world title with a unanimous decision victory against the Japanese slugger Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 KOs) for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,689 boxing fans at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The judges scored the bout 119-109, 118-110, and 120-108 in favor of Cotto. [Photo Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions] I tried to do my best, and I think I did that tonight,” said Miguel Cotto. “I am happy with my performance. Kamegai is a tough fighter and opponent. It was during round five or six that I knew he was going to make it to the 12 rounds. Come December Read more […]

Comments Off on Two-Time world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham to release comic book series this fall

Philadelphia, PA  – On the eve of his highly anticipated bout with undefeated Andrew Tabiti on Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor Pay-Per-View card in Las Vegas, two-time cruiserweight world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham has announced that he will be releasing a series of comic books this Fall. Cunningham of Philadelphia will combine his love of comics and his decorated boxing career into an entertaining comic book series that will also feature many of the opponents and personalities of his illustrious 17 year career. The first strip will feature a fictional depiction of his epic battle with Amir “Hardcore” Mansour that took place in 2014. Below is a brief video with some of the illustrations that will be featured in the inaugural book. “Drawing has always been a passion Read more […]

Comments Off on Elvis Is Back! Moyo Regains WBF All Africa Heavyweight Crown!

A packed Rainbow Towers Conference Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe set the stage for a World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship double-header billed as Harare´Geddon, promoted by Steve Kalakoda´s Kalakoda Promotions on Friday night, August 25. In the main event, local Heavyweight-hero Elvis “The Bulawayo Bomber” Moyo regained the WBF All Africa Heavyweight title when he pummelled lanky Kenyan Bernard Adie for three rounds before the fight was stopped in the fourth stanza when referee Eddie Marshal from South Africa had seen enough. Moyo, who improved his record to 6-5-2 (3), first won the title back in 2013 but never defended his belt as he turned his attention to MMA. He returned to the boxing ring less than a month ago with a victory in Namibia, and against Adie, who drops to 15-6 Read more […]