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Comments Off on Salita Promotions Lightweight Dimash Niyazov Returns to Action Saturday in Kazakhstan

On Saturday, September 9, undefeated lightweight Dimash Niyazov, Salita Promotions’ own fighting NYC cop, will return to his birthplace of Kazakhstan to face Brazil’s Eduardo Pereira dos Reis at the sold-out, 12000-seat Saryarka Velodrome in Astana. Niyazov (11-0-3, 5 KOs), a resident of Staten Island, and Pereira dos Reis (22-4, 18 KOs) of Sao Paolo will meet in a six-rounder as part of the Astana EXPO 2017 event headlined by a 12-round battle for the WBO NABO Super Welterweight and WBA Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Championships between Kazakhstan’s undefeated Kanat Islam (24-0, 19 KOs) and also undefeated Brandon Cook (18-0, 11 KOs) of Canada. The fight will be the first-ever outside of the United States for the 28-year-old Kazakh-born Niyazov. And with 12,000 of his countrymen Read more […]

Comments Off on Huck Pushes Usyk At Final Press Conference In Berlin

Things got heated at the final press conference with WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck before their Ali Trophy quarter-final on Saturday at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. [photo credits:  World Boxing Super Series] During the classic head to head photo after the press conference, Huck pushed his Ukrainian opponent who managed to stay calm. “I wanted to show Usyk that he is my hometown and that he should be prepared for the battle of his life on Saturday,” said Huck. After the press conference, a furious Usyk hurried out of the building saying: “I will bury him on Saturday.” At the press conference there were no signs of hostility: “If you want to be a great champion, you have to beat the best and Huck is one of the best,” said Aleksandr Read more […]

Comments Off on Hall of Fame Broadcaster Barry Tompkins and Michael Woods call the action

NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2017) – After sizzling this summer with fight cards that drew as many as 200,000 viewers, the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series looks to stay hot with a full September lineup. The tech-forward, fan-friendly Facebook broadcast platform opens its fall slate on Saturday, Sept. 9, by collaborating with Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Championship Boxing for a five-bout card featuring eight New York up-and-coming prospects, plus others. “We’re very excited to partner with Linacre Media and the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE team,” said Eric Bentley, COO of Real Deal Sports and Entertainment. “It’s a great opportunity to partner with each other in order to organically and strategically build our audiences. We want to bring as much exposure as we can to our fighters, our initiatives and our brand, and FIGHTNIGHT Read more […]

Comments Off on Unbeaten Contender Mario Barrios Takes On Naim Nelson in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions

BETHLEHEM, PA. (September 5, 2017) – Unbeaten rising contender Mario Barrios (19-0, 11 KOs) will battle Naim Nelson (13-3, 1 KO) in a 10-round super lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 19 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa. Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will feature an eight-round matchup between unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) and Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs) plus undefeated prospect Earl Newman (10-0, 7 KOs) taking on Paul Parker (8-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round light heavyweight attraction. “I’m thrilled to be fighting once again on FS1 and FOX Deportes, especially as the main event,” said Barrios. “I have a tough Read more […]

Comments Off on Caleb Plant Wraps Up Final Days of Training Camp, Talks New Opponent

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 5, 2017) – Unbeaten middleweight contender, Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) is just a few days away from making his SHOWTIME debut this Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Plant will face late opponent, Andrew Hernandez (19-6-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round bout.  Tune in this Friday on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT). With just a few days away from the fight, Plant gives is thoughts on facing Hernandez, training, and more, as he wraps up the final days of camp. On his matchup with late opponent Andrew Hernandez… “To be honest, it doesn’t matter who they put in front of me, I’ll fight anyone.  I was originally supposed to fight Alan Campa, but he pulled out, like most of my opponents.  Hernandez recently fought so I know he’s in good shape.  Read more […]

Comments Off on Luke Blackledge: “Smith-Skoglund is a 50-50 fight – Skoglund is one hell of a fighter!

Luke Blackledge, the only man to face both Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) and Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) in a professional boxing ring, has labeled their super middleweight clash a 50-50 fight and believes the Swedish star could be the dark horse in the tournament. Smith and Skoglund will go head-to-head in the World Boxing Super Series quarter final on September 16 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Blackledge faced Smtih in Manchester in December 2016 for the British Super Middleweight title, and he boxed Skoglund in Frederikshavn, Denmark back in April 2013 for the WBC Youth Light Heavyweight World title. The 26-year old from Lancashire believes Skoglund is being seriously underestimated and suggests that the winner of this fight can go on to win the whole tournament. “I went 10 rounds Read more […]

Comments Off on Usyk: Huck is tough and doesn’t fear anything

WBO World Champion Aleskandr Usyk on Marco Huck, tactics and Muhammad Ali ahead of the World Boxing Super Series premiere on September 9 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. You picked Marco Huck as your opponent in the World Boxing Super Series. How would you describe him? “Marco Huck is the most famous and prestigious opponent I could have chosen. He has accomplished most title defenses in the history of the cruiserweight division, an extremely experienced man. Huck does not fear anything or anyone and goes for the victory through the fire. He marches constantly forward and tries to determine his fights by all means.” How do you prepare for Huck? “I have a tactic specifically aimed at Huck. This is necessary because in my opinion he is one of my toughest competitors Read more […]

Comments Off on Briedis and Perez face to face in Riga before September 30

WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) came face to face with Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) in Riga before their Ali Trophy quarter-final bout at the Riga Arena, September 30. “I feel good, I am ready to go, I am ready to fight right now,” said Mike Perez. “This is a really interesting fight and I am looking forward to it and getting the victory. Whatever the fight brings I am ready for it.” “I feel like I am in maybe the best shape of my life. The fans can expect the best from me in Riga. They can expect to the see something they might haven’t seen before.” Cuban Mike Perez fighting out of Cork, Ireland was cool and calm when talking about fighting in Latvia. “I know there will be thousands of fans screaming and cheering for Briedis, but I will just pretend Read more […]

Comments Off on Robert Brant Begins World Boxing Super Series Against Jurgen Brahmer

The World Boxing Super Series begins next month in the super-middleweight division when American Robert Brant takes on Jurgen Brahmer in the opening quarter-final tie in the tournament in Germany. Brant is the +5000 outsider in the outright betting for the trophy; however, he goes into the competition unbeaten in 22 professional starts and is arguably the most unexposed boxer in the draw. Robert “Bravo” Brant via Twitter The man from Minnesota has won a number of titles at middleweight, with the most notable being the WBA-NABA crown which he picked up following a 4th round stoppage against Decarlo Perez. Since then the big hitting super-middleweight has had three further wins inside the distance, results which have helped him qualifying for the World Boxing Super Series. Brant is Read more […]

Comments Off on Parker Prepares For Hughie Fury In Latest WBO Defence

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be hoping victory over Hughie Fury in London next month will help him land one of the biggest fights in the division over the next 12 months. Credit: Sun Sport via Twitter Parker has held his WBO crown since he beat Andy Ruiz to the vacant belt in December 2016. He was set to meet the cousin of former world Tyson Fury earlier this year, but his British opponent was forced to postpone the contest due to an injury. All in all, it has been a frustrating six months for the first New Zealander to win a heavyweight world title. The bookmakers make Parker the -150 favourite to defend his title against Fury. If you are having a bet on the fight, it may be worth looking out for all the latest sports betting news at a sports blog for the fans. This is Read more […]

Comments Off on Boxing Action September 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, New York

A rough and Frenchman will be making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to derail the long awaited return of “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin, 19-0 16KO’s (Long Island, NY) in the main event of Rockin’ Fights 28 on Thursday, September 28th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Star Boxing has just announced that the hard punching Jewish knockout prospect will be facing former French Jr. Welterweight Champion Renald Garrido of Paris, France in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds in the Jr. Welterweight division. Garrido’s a veteran of over 36 fights with 19 wins (19-15-2 4KO’s). He has some impressive upset wins on his record, particularly when traveling to fight hometown favorites. He has already upset local undefeated fighters Bradley Saunders (in England) and Daouda Sow (in France). Read more […]

Comments Off on Showtime Championship Boxing Tripleheader Headlined October 14th

BROOKLYN (Aug. 30, 2017) – A trio of 154-pound world champions will defend their titles as part of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader headlined by Erislandy Lara defending against undefeated Terrell Gausha, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions on Saturday, October 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®. The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, will feature four undefeated 154-pound boxers and will pave the way for an undisputed king of the 154-pound division. Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), generally recognized as the best boxer in the super welterweight division and its longest reigning champion, will defend his title against undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Read more […]

Comments Off on Tri Star Boxing returns for “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2”

Nashville, TN (August 30, 2017) – Fight night returns to Nashville when Tri Star Boxing presents “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2” Friday, September 15.   The six-fight card is in association with Blue Chair Bay Rum and takes place at the State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, located at 500 Wedgewood Lane in Nashville. Tickets from $25 can be purchased at tristarboxing.com/tickets. In the six round main event, Nashville based Ghanaian Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko meets Johnson City, TN’s Brad Austin for the Tennessee Light Heavyweight championship. The heavy-handed Agbeko has an excellent 18-1 record with 17 wins by knockout and looks for a fourth straight victory since his lone setback. A veteran of 37 fights, Austin’s faced many tough opponents including Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Read more […]

Comments Off on Murray meets Torosyan on Smith-Skoglund undercard

Martin Murray (35-4-1, 16 KOs) will face Arman Torosyan (18-3-1, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund on September 16 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Murray, a former three-time World title challenger, is back at the Echo Arena following an impressive victory over Gabriel Rosado on April 22, and the St. Helens man says he is looking forward to returning to his home venue as he looks to claim a third successive victory since dropping a points decision to the tournament’s number one seed ‘Saint’ George Groves. ‘’I’m buzzing to be back fighting at the Echo Arena,’’ said Murray. ‘’Obviously, I am from St Helens, but in terms of boxing venues, the Echo is my home. The Liverpool fight fans 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 […]