Archive for the ‘Upcoming Event’ Category

For McGregor to win by knockout, Mayweather would need to have a drastically below-par night. While McGregor’s reach is marginally better, Mayweather has fought many others with a superior reach, and bested them with consummate professionalism. Yet, McGregor’s ability to penetrate a stubborn guard is one of the primary reasons his stock has risen so sharply over the past five years. Indeed, five years ago, Mayweather was already an established star, whereas McGregor himself had yet to draw any money at all from pay-per-view events. Later this month, they will stand in the ring as equals, and from this, McGregor can also draw some psychological power. That power may prove vital if McGregor decides to go against all his principles, and box conservatively, with a view to retaining energy Read more […]

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 […]

New York born boxer Willie Monroe Jr will be hoping his second shot at a world title next month ends better than his opening opportunity when he takes on Billy Joe Saunders. The middleweight was stopped in the sixth round against Gennady Golovkin in 2015, as Triple G proved no match for him in Inglewood, California. Credit: Banner Promotions via Twitter Since that defeat, Monroe Jr has recovered with solid points victories over John Thompson and Gabriel Rosado respectively – the latter of which has earned him the opportunity to fight for Saunders’ WBO title. If Monroe can get past Saunders in London, he could face Golovkin in a rematch. The Kazakhstani boxer does have to get through his bout with Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas in September though. That fight is likely to be for the unified Read more […]

Mayweather Promotions have confirmed the full card for the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor event later this month at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where the former number one pound-for-pound boxer is making his return from retirement to take on one of the stars of UFC inside a boxing ring.                                                                             Forbes via Twitter Mayweather is unbeaten in 49 fights and quit the sport following his win over Andre Berto almost two years ago. The lure of McGregor proved too much though and he is set to meet the Irishman over 12 rounds where he is the warm favourite at -450 in the Mayweather v McGregor betting, with the former UFC world champion available at +333.33. McGregor has never fought Read more […]

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 […]

Lee Baxter Promotions and FITE are proud to announce that fight fans worldwide will be able to tune in to see the WBA-NABA welterweight title fight between Samuel Vargas and Ali Funeka. Fans will be able to purchase the event for just $14.99 on FITE.tv, and the groundbreaking FITE app, which allows viewers to stream the fights right from their phone to the television in their living room. “This is an international event, so it’s important that it’s not just the fans in Toronto who get to see it, but also Ali Funeka’s fans in South Africa, or Christian M’Billi’s fans in France,” said Baxter. “There’s a reason FITE is becoming the place to go for combat sports. Technology is evolving, not everybody has cable, but everyone has a phone and a computer. We’re making this Read more […]

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 […]

  DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – August 15, 2017 -This time last year, “Raging Babe” Michelle Rosado touched down in Raleigh for the first time, determined to help a local boxing promoter make his mark in North Carolina. Rosado and her company, Raging Babe, did just that, and have now emerged as North Carolina’s newest boxing promoter. On October 19th, Raging Babe promotes its own event at the Durham Armory, aptly named The Return. The card will feature some of the best young talent from across North Carolina in competitive fights, matched by Hall of Fame Matchmaker and mentor to Rosado, Russell Peltz. With a combined 50+ years of experience in the rough and tumble world of boxing, Rosado and Peltz brought a well-tested formula to Wilson in their first North Carolina endeavor in February. Read more […]

NEW YORK (August 15, 2017) – Fight fans who want to wet their appetite prior to Mayweather-McGregor will be able to do so on Saturday, Aug. 26, thanks to a new partnership between veteran promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr. and the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook series. CES Boxing and the tech-forward, fan-friendly Facebook broadcast platform are set to deliver once again – this time from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut – from 6-9 p.m. ET on that Saturday before action heats up in the desert later that night. Highlighting the CES Boxing card at Foxwoods’ Premier Ballroom is New London, Conn., native Jimmy Williams (13-0-1, 5 KOs), as he defends his WBC-USNBC Welterweight Title against veteran Bronx N.Y. pugilist Issouf Kinda (18-4, 7 KOs). Also appearing on the card: New London’s Cristobal Marrero Read more […]

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 […]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 14th, 2017) — With two major-league events scheduled over the next five weeks, the region’s leading combat sports promotion, CES Boxing, kicks off a three-city press tour Monday to launch the final countdown to its summer of 2017 extravaganza. The tour begins Monday, Aug. 14th in Connecticut at Filomena’s Café at 262 Boston Post Road in Waterford, the first of two press conference / pep rallies to promote CES Boxing’s upcoming Saturday, Aug. 26th, 2017live boxing event at Foxwoods Resort Casino. CES Boxing returns to Connecticut on Tuesday, Aug. 15th with its second press event at The Powerhouse Gym at 31 Bernhard Road in North Haven, followed by a stop in Worcester, Mass., on Wednesday, Aug. 16th at Lock 50 at 50 Water Street to formally announce CES Boxing’s Read more […]

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Augus14, 2017) – The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2017 to be inducted during the 13TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, October 28, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The new CBHOF inductees are pioneer boxer “Professor” Charles Hadley, ring physician Dr. Tony Alessi, international boxing judge Clark Sammartino, referee/judge Dick Flaherty, boxing writer Dan Parker and boxer/boxing contributor Hugh Devlin, Sr. “We continue to break barriers at CBHOF as we induct ‘Professor’ Charles Hadley who may have been the best ‘pound-for-pound fighter of his era,” CBHOF president John Laudati said. Like many black athletes of this period, he never received the recognition he richly deserved. The CBHOF will Read more […]

PARK CITY, Kansas (August 10, 2017) – KO Night Boxing LLC and Hartman Arena hosted a private media luncheon today to announce the return of 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez for his third professional fight on Saturday, September 23, headlining “KO Night Boxing: Step Up!” at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. “KO Night Boxing: Step Up!” is a presentation of KO Night Boxing LLC., in association with Hartman Arena, Mort’s Cigar Bar and Jimmy Egg. Wichita-native Hernandez (2-0, 2 KOs) will face the stiffest test of his young pro career, Mexican flyweight Francisco “Guerrero” Lapizco (8-5, 2 KOs), in the six-round main event. “I’m very fortunate that my promoter, John Andersen (KO Night Boxing), has worked hard to make my third pro fight at home,” Hernandez said. “I’m very excited Read more […]

Atlantic City, NJ –On Saturday night, August 19th, it will be wall to wall boxing action as 11 big fights will make up a tremendous night of boxing at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.  The card, which is promoted Rising Promotions will feature a title bout, a former world champion, and some of the brightest prospects in well matched bouts.  The show is just another in the line of terrific cards by Rising Promotions.  The show will feature an unheard of 11 big fights, which are strategically matched for the fans, who will get their full monies worth of action. In the main event, local favorite, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (23-2, 9 KOs) of Millville, NJ will take on knockout artist, George Sosa (15-9, 15 KOs) of Reading, PA in a ten-round battle for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight Read more […]

Atlantic City, New Jersey (August 2, 2017)–In 2009, and after winning two in a row, Light Heavyweight contender Prince Badi Ajamu walked away from the ring at age 37.  Ajamu, who was a perennial contender had a record of 27-3-1 with 15 knockouts, but decided that he needed some time away from competitive action. Fast forward eight years, Ajamu steps back in the ring as he takes on Edgar Perez in the six-round co-feature bout this Saturday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The card, which will headlined by super middleweight Derrick Webster (23-1, 12 KO’s) of Glassboro, New Jersey taking on Lamar Harris  (9-13-4, 5 Kos) of Saint Lois, Missouri in a bout scheduled for eight rounds, is promoted by Mis Downing Promotions and Square Ring Promotions. Ajamu, now 45 years-old Read more […]