Tyron Zeuge (19-0-1, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Super Middleweight title against Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) on March 25 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.  The undefeated 24 year-old claimed the coveted WBA strap with a stunning twelfth-round knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis at the MBS Arena in November, and now returns to Potsdam for his maiden defence. He will face his mandatory challenger Ekpo, the Don King promoted Nigerian, who is known as the ‘Grenade’ due to his devastating punching power. ‘’I’ve been in the gym preparing for this fight since December,’’ said Zeuge, who is trained by former two-time World Champion Juergen Braehmer. ‘’I’m already in great shape and I will be ready for my first title defence. On March 25, I will defuse the Read more [...]
Jacksonville, Fl - Three belt former world boxing champion Nate "The Galaxxy Warrior" Campbell stars in his new internet TV talk show: Experience The Galaxxy with Nate Campbell. The Premier episode airs this Saturday  January 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET. Campbell, known for his brash, no holds barred style in and out of the ring brings his sharp wit and deeply held political and social views to his new show Experience The Galaxxy ( A Reference to  his boxing ring nickname: The Galaxxy Warrior). His new show features Campbell in the new LDLTV state of art Jacksonville, Florida studio with eight HD cameras and the ability to accept live Skype video and phone calls as he talks about being an African-American male living in today's America. Campbell says he will talk about politics, sports, social Read more [...]
Wilmington, DE (January 26, 2017)--World ranked junior middleweight Kanat Islam will battle tough Brazilian Robson Assis in the scheduled 10-round co-feature bout on Friday night, February 17th at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.  The bout will support the previously announced 12-round WBF Cruiserweight title bout featuring legendary Roy Jones Jr. battling Bobby Gunn.  The show will be show live on Pay-Per-View. Islam of Kazakhstan, who now calls Pahokee, Florida home has a record of 22-0 with 18 knockouts and is currently ranked number-4 by the WBA, number-5 by the WBO and number-15 by the IBF. The 32 year-old Islam is a 5 year-professional who holds victories over Humberto Toledo (41-8-2), former world title challenger Francisco Cordero (29-2), Juan De Angel (18-3-1) and Read more [...]
Reading, PA (January 11, 2017)- Marshall Kauffman's King's Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of junior welterweight prospect Clarence Booth as well as undefeated bantamweight Dagoberto Aguero to promotional contracts."These are two quality fighters that we are excited to add to the King's Promotions roster,"said CEO of King's Promotions, Marshall Kauffman. "They both have big upsides and we are eager to keep them active and get them into big fights, which will come sooner rather then later." Booth of Saint Petersburg, Florida has a record of 14-2 with 7 knockouts.    The 29 year-old Booth had a brief 28 fight amateur career.  He turned pro in 2011 with a four round unanimous decision over Tommy Bryant. Booth has showed a willingness to fight all comers as he taken on Read more [...]
WORCESTER, Mass. (January 11, 2017) - Fast rising featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (4-0, 4 KOs) will continue Worcester's rich boxing tradition Thursday night, January 19, headlining the inaugural "New England's Future" series event against Mexican invader Israel "Tigre" Rojas (9-14, 3 KOs), at the Worcester Palladium. Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), is promoting the first professional boxing show in the Central Massachusetts city in more than five years. Worcester's boxing tradition started close to a century ago with Canadian import Lou Brouillard, a two-division world champion and Hall of Famer, 1928 Olympic bronze medalist Leo Sawicki, and more recently, among others, pro and amateur standouts such as multiple national amateur champion Bobby Harris, Sean "The Irish Express" Read more [...]
Promoter Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions has announced the featured fighters for a special Sunday edition of his "Detroit Brawl" series on January 22, 2017, at Masonic Temple in Detroit. In addition to Detroit fan favorite Lanardo "Pain Server" Tyner (30-10-2, 19 KOs) appearing in the eight-round main event will be an impressive group of local and international talents. In separate eight-rounders will be recognizable former cruiserweight world title challenger "Hurricane" Junior Wright (15-2-1, 12 KOs) from Evanston, Illinois; transplanted cruiserweight Alexey Zubov (13-1, 8 KOs), from Magnitogorsk, Russia, now living in Detroit and Detroit's all-action bantamweight James Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs). In six-round bouts will be welterweight KO artist Bakhtiyar "Bakha Bullet" Eyubov Read more [...]
Baltimore, MD (December 29, 2016) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Pro Boxing will assist with fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in association with their “Scary Night at the Fights” card Friday, January 13 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD. A nonprofit headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1949 and is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Baltimore Boxing is providing a helping hand to Dulaney High School junior Erin Hill’s fundraising efforts for LLS by running a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Hill, who lost her uncle Gene from Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2010, is also a nominee for Student of the Year. “Jake Read more [...]

Professional Boxing returns Jan. 19 to Worcester

Posted: January 3, 2017 by wban100@aol.com in Press Release
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WORCESTER, Mass.  -- Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) held a press conference yesterday to formally announce its inaugural show, "New England's Future," Thursday night, January 19, at the Worcester Palladium.  It will mark the first professional boxing event in Worcester, located in Central Mass., in five years. Rivera Promotions Entertainment is owned and operated by one of Worcester's all-time greatest boxers - 3-time, 2-division world champion Jose Antonio "El Gallo" Rivera - along with his son, Anthonee "AJ" Rivera, whose collective goal is to bring boxing back to Worcester on a consistent basis, providing boxers a platform and fans a full entertainment experience. "It's all about the fighters," RPE CEO Jose Antonio Rivera said.  "I'm in a unique position as a promoter because Read more [...]
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing is proud to announce he has secured the rights to broadcast a special early-morning Woz Promotions tripleheader of world-class boxing, on TyC Sports, on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (4:30 am ET/6:30 pm JST), from the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan, and featuring boxing's next superstar, Jonathan "Salomon King" Guzman.  In the United States, TyC Sports can be found on DirecTV channel 469. One of boxing's most feared punchers, the undefeated KO artist Guzman (22-0, 22 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will be making the first defense of his IBF World Super Bantamweight Championship against Yukinori Oguni (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Tokyo, Japan. In the co-main event, multiple-time world champion and current WBA World Flyweight Champion Kazuto Ioka (20-1, Read more [...]
NEW YORK (December 27, 2016) - The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 15-member Class of 2017. The sixth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 30, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.  "Once again, "said NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy, "we're honoring New York's finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York.  We're expecting another knockout night." Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include Manhattan welterweight Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega (131-39-6, 69 KOs), Yonkers' world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo "Mr." Snipes (39-8-1, 22 KOs), Yonkers middleweight Doug "Cobra' Dewitt (33-8-5, Read more [...]
PHILADELPHIA - December 27, 2016 - Victory Boxing Promotions kicks off 2017 with "Super Brawl," a ten-bout card featuring world class talent from Philadelphia and beyond, Saturday, January 28th at 2300 Arena in South Philly. Jaron Ennis (8-0, 7KO) will showcase his talents at welterweight in his ninth fight since his professional debut in April of last year. Ennis, who took home his second Briscoe Award earlier this year for his outstanding amateur career, delivered a phenomenal performance in his sixth round stoppage of Marucs Beckford (3-5-3, 1KO) earlier this month. The Ennis family has deep roots in the Philadelphia boxing scene. The 19-year-old is trained by his father and former professional boxer, Derrick "Bozy" Ennis, and is the younger brother of Derrick "Pooh" Ennis and Farah Ennis, Read more [...]
Former IBF World Light Flyweight and current IBF Flyweight World Champion John Riel "Quadro Alas" Casimero and his team have made the decision to relinquish his title and campaign in the super flyweight division.  Casimero (23-3, 15 KOs), who stopped Englishman Charlie Edwards in 10 rounds last September at the O2 Arena in London, will now go gunning for the 115-lb division's top dogs including IBF World Champion Jerwin Acajas and Nicaragua's Román "Chocolatito" González. 26-year-old Casimero, from Cebu City, Philippines, says he's looking forward to the opportunity to join the greats of Philippines boxing. "To win my third title would be a great honor for me and put my name in with some of the best fighters my country has ever produced," said Casimero. "I will be immediately looking Read more [...]
Joe "The Beast" Smith Jr. became the first fighter to knock out the legend Bernard Hopkins as he knocked Hopkins completely out of the  ring with a vicious 4 punch combination in the 8th round. Hopkins was unable to beat the 20 count administered by referee Jack Reiss constituting a knockout win by Smith Jr. (the bout was officially declared a TKO victory). The fight was the main event on HBO Championship Boxing. Smith Jr., stalked Hopkins from the opening bell putting pressure on Bernard and landed a telling right hand in round 1 that seemed to wobble Hopkins. Joe was relentless throughout the next 2 rounds and outworked Hopkins easily while Hopkins was limited to landing sneaky pop shots here and there. Bernard was more competitive in the 4th round landing some nice counter punches Read more [...]
José A. Acevedo of Free Agent Boxing Management wishes to congratulate his fighter, Jose Alfredo "Torito" Rodriguez, for winning both the UBF All-Americas and Latino Super Flyweight Championships in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia, on Saturday (December 10).   A former interim WBA Light Flyweight and WBC Youth World Light Flyweight Champion, Rodriguez, now ranked #15 by the IBF, scored an eight-round decision over Puerto Rico's former WBA Fedecentro Super Flyweight Champion, Edwin "Puto" Rodriguez (8-3, 5 KOs), no relation. The victory marked the first time Sinaloa, Mexico's Rodriguez had ever competed in the United States. Although the Puerto Rican was able to get inside a few times, Rodriguez used his jab to keep him outside Read more [...]
Danny "The Baby Face Assasin" Roman (21-2-1, 7 KO') from Los Angeles and Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (16-0-1,8 KOs), of San Antonio, Texas, will face-off on January 20th, 2017, Press R for a possible shot at the 122 pound WBA title, reported Eddie Gonzalez, Danny Roman's manager and trainer.   The fight is scheduled for the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and it will be televised live by ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME. With Lopez ranked number 4 and Roman being the number 5 ranked super bantamweight, a formal request to make this an eliminator bout has been already submitted to the WBA.   The highly regarded Lopez, will be making his fourth ShoBox appearance and will be headlining  his second show after a victory over then undefeated Mario Read more [...]