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“My father was one of the most dazzling figures in boxing in his era and one of the most successful,” said Eubank Jr. about his legendary father, two-weight champion Chris Eubank Sr. Photo Credit:  World Boxing Super Series “He electrified the audience and made his opponents feel insecure,” Jr. recalled. One of the most electrifying moments came in May 1995, when Chris Eubank Sr. entered the arena on a Harley-Davidson before fighting Steve Collins. “Boxing is not only a sport, but also a show, and I will try to be as good as my father in both matters.” However, Junior also remembered the outcome of the fight in 1995: “It was the first defeat of my father. That’s why I chose another Harley-Davidson for the photo shoot.” Instead of a ‘1975 Shovelhead’, Junior chose Read more […]

Comments Off on Salita Signs Super Bantamweight Powerhouse Jesse Angel Hernandez to a Promotional Contract

Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions proudly announces the signing of super bantamweight prospect Jesse Angel Hernandez to an exclusive promotional contract.  A 26-year-old southpaw from Fort Worth, Texas, Hernandez (9-1, 7 KOs) first came to Salita’s attention last August 4, at a Salita Promotions event at the MGM Grand Detroit, and live on ShoBox: The New Generation, where he sored an impressive TKO 5 over Russia’s formerly undefeated Vladimir Tikhonov (16-0). Tikhonov, a Salita fighter, was overwhelmed by the strength, heavy hands and fearsome body attack of Hernandez. It was a display of offensive firepower that promoters look for in a prospect. Hernandez compiled a 68-6 record as an amateur before turning pro in 2009. Hampered by inactivity for five years, due to managerial issues 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 Cletus Seldin headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights series September 28th

The wait is finally over. Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia is pleased to announce the return of electrifying, power punching, former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin to the ring, headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights” series at The Paramount, Thursday, September 28th, in Huntington, NY. Seldin, 19-0 16KO’S, has been inactive since June of 2016 due to various medical issues, but now feeling 100%, he is raring to go. Seldin was laying a path of destruction on his way to a world championship fight until he was derailed by various ailments. “The Hammer” is one of the hardest punchers in the division and has drawn sellout crowds to every fight. Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the return of Seldin “I Read more […]

Comments Off on Tickets are on sale now for the October 19th card, which features tough, local match-ups

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – Raging Babe and Hall of Fame Matchmaker Russell Peltz have assembled what could be the best card North Carolina has seen this year. When “Raging Babe” Michelle Rosado first stepped foot into North Carolina, she did so with intent and purpose. North Carolina has, for too long, been seen as a place where fighters can go pad their records. Rosado was committed to changing that, and the newly minted Promoter plans on delivering on that commitment when she presents Thursday Night Fights on October 19th at the Durham Armory. The main event is a local match-up, thick with bad blood. Marko “The Bull City Bully” Bailey (5-0, 3KO) faces off against Charlotte’s Stevie “The Answer” Massey (4-1, 4KO). in a six-round bout that has been brewing since both fighters were in the amateur 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 Eubank Jr. and Yildirim ready for October 7 in Stuttgart

The battle for the inaugural 168lb (76,2 kg) Muhammad Ali Trophy comes to Stuttgart, Germany on October 7 when IBO-Champion Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1-0, 19 KOs) meets Turkish Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) in a quarter-final bout at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle and tickets are now on sale ranging from €21 to €250 at StubHub.de, eventim.de and easyticket.de. “I am looking forward to fighting in Germany,” said 27-year old Eubank Jr. “It really doesn’t matter to me where I fight as long as I get the win that is all I care about. I have been training at Floyd Mayweather’s camp in the US the last weeks, and I could not have asked for better preparations before entering the World Boxing Super Series.” 26-year old Avni Yildirim from Istanbul, Turkey is excited about fighting in Stuttgart. “I Read more […]

Comments Off on International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched worldwide by new sports group

VENTNOR CITY, N.J. (August 22, 2017) – The International Boxing Association (IBA) has been relaunched worldwide by a sports group headed by the new IBA president, J.C. Courreges.  In 1991, two-time Major League Baseball all-star pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Dean Chance founded the IBA, guiding the international sanctioning body until his death in 2015. (L) – New IBA President J.C. Courreges with former IBA world champion Roberto Duran “The IBA will carry on in the spirit and memory of former IBA president and founder, the late Dean Chance,” Courreges said. “Our mission continues to be providing professional boxers, male and female, at all stages of their respective careers, the opportunity to fight for an internationally recognized World or Regional title.” Courreges has an extensive, Read more […]

Comments Off on Wallin to go ‘All in’ on Usyk-Huck undercard in Berlin September 9

Swedish heavyweight talent Otto ‘All in’ Wallin (18-0, 12 KOs) faces German Timur Stark (8-2-0, 7 KOs) in a ten round contest when the World Boxing Super Series premieres on September 9 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. Tickets can be bought on stubhub.de and eventim.de. It feels great to fight on such a big card as the World Boxing Super Series is,” said 26-year old Wallin. “The fight for the Muhammad Ali Trophy attracts the eyes of the world so it’s a great opportunity for me that I want to seize with both hands.” Wallin, who is training out of New York under two-time world champion Joey Gamache, has respect for his four-year older opponent. “My opponent Timur Stark is a decent fighter, lost only to top guys so now it’s my turn to show that I’m a top guy. Read more […]

Comments Off on Thomas LaManna battles George Sosa for WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title in main event

Atlantic City, NJ (August 19, 2017)– Former world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield makes the 3rd comeback fight TONIGHT when he takes on Lamont Capers in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.  The show is promoted by Rising Promotions.In the main event, Thomas LaManna (23-2, 9 KOs) battles George Sosa in a 10-round bout for the WBC Silver Latino Championship. Mayfield of Freehold, New Jersey is making his third start in 18 months following an eight-year hiatus. After a lackluster initial comeback back where dropped a decision to Dan Pasciolla, Mayfield then took Anthony Caputo Smith in six-rounds on November 12th. The now 45-year old Mayfield feels he will build on the Caputo Smith performance. “My training has gone well. I am still making Read more […]

Comments Off on Diaz Gallardo Leaving No Stone Unturned For WBF World Title-Defense

Diego Diaz Gallardo, 21-5-1 (12), received a hero´s welcome in Santiago Del Estero, Argentina when he returned from Martinique last March, having won the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Middleweight title from defending champion Michel Mothmora.  On Friday September 8 he will get even more support from the city and province where he was born, when he makes his first title-defense at the Estadio Ciudad de Santiago del Estero, the home-venue for local Basketball team Asociacion Atletica Quimsa. Diaz Gallardo will take on heavy-handed 30-year-old Brazilian Felipe Santos Pedroso, who has stopped eleven of his thirteen victims inside the distance and brings a total record of 13-2 (11). A true professional, the WBF World Champion is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations leading up Read more […]

Comments Off on Hirsch out due to injury, Vera steps in for Battle at the Boat 112 main event

TACOMA, Wash. – Super middleweight Tony Hirsch was forced to withdraw from his Sept. 9 Battle at the Boat 112 main event bout against Mike Gavronski after suffering a hand injury during training. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Bryan Vera (26-11-0, 16 KOs) will replace Hirsch in the main event against Gavronski (23-2-1, 14 KOs). “It’s unfortunate that we lost Tony, but Vera stepping in creates an equally appealing matchup between two great super middleweights,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “Bryan’s fought against some of the best boxers in the world. He is a former NABO middleweight champion. His resume speaks for itself. We’re very excited to have him on the card.” Vera, who appeared on the third season of ESPN’s boxing Read more […]