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World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Crawford, Mathysse, Fonfara, Mathews

By Wellington Amadulu April 19th, 2015 All Boxing Results

Lots of big fights last evening and we kick off this report in the US, at University Of Texas Arena in Arlington where the vacant WBO light welter belt was at stake.

Facing off were former WBO lightweight king Terence Crawford and NABF/NABO light welter strapholder Thomas Dulorme in an intriguing matchup.

Crawford was making his first appearance at 140 pounds after no longer being able to make the lightweight limit while Dulorme had moved down from the welterweight class last year.

The question was could Crawford make the jump in to a new division against a top opponent in an event of the highest profile? That answer proved to be an emphatic "yes".

Once the bell rang, Dulorme was aggressive, using his size advantage to pressure Crawford behind a series of overhand rights, most of which completely missed the target.

Crawford was patient, content to use his reaction-based defense and quick footwork to avoid the vast majority of Dulorme's efforts while studying the lanky Puerto Rican.

Gradually, Crawford began to time his adversary and the former lightweight champ's counters were accurate and effective. Dulorme continued to try and solve the switch-hitting style of Crawford but without much success.

By the sixth round, Crawford had Dulorme figured out and moved in for the kill as a flush right cross to the jaw dropped Dulorme hard to the canvas. More...

Derry Matthews, Tony Luis Make Weight For WBA Interim Bout

By World Boxing Association April 18th, 2015 All Boxing News

Both contenders for the World Boxing Association vacant Lightweight interim title, Britian's Derry Mathews and Canada's Tony Luis, passed the weigh-in ceremony without problems in Liverpool, England.

Mathews, the fourth rated contender, and and Luis, number nine, weighed 134 lb.

They are only waiting for the opening bell of the fight taking place on Saturday at the Echo Arena, in the British city of Liverpool. More...

Julio Cesar Chavez, Andrzej Fonfara Make Weight

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

Ahead of their clash this evening at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA, light heavies Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Andrzej Fonfara made weight yesterday

WBC International Light Heavyweight Title, 12 rounds

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: 171.6 lb
Andrzej Fonfara: 171.4 lb More...

Chavez Jr, Fonfara Talk About Tomorrow’s Fight In Los Angeles

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in the final the final press conference Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, just two days before Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing doubleheader.

Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, and Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, will meet in the 12-round light heavyweight main event live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Chavez will make his eagerly awaited return to the ring and first start for new trainer Joe Goossen. More...

Prospect Rivera Back In Action Saturday Night In Pennsauken

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

On Saturday night, April 18, at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey, undefeated featherweight Vidal Rivera will look for his second consecutive win when he takes on Tyron Stewart in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

In the main event, heavyweight contender Chazz Witherpsoon will be in action when he takes on Galen Brown in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds.

The show is promoted by Witherspoon's Silver Spoon Promotions. More...

BoxNation Ready For Stunning Atlantic Spanning Triple-Header

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

BoxNation will air a stunning triple-fight card live and exclusive this Saturday night with knockout artists Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov facing off, Derry Matthews taking on Tony Luis for the interim WBA lightweight title and Terence Crawford up against Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light-welterweight crown.

The action will get underway from 7pm BST as Liverpool’s Matthews fights in front of his home crowd at the Echo Arena, taking on 27-year-old speedster Luis, with the promise of knocking out his Canadian foe. More...

Newly Minted Prize Promotions Hires Matchmakers Peltz, Rogers

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

At the beginning of April, newly licensed Connecticut boxing promoter, A.J. Galante, introduced his company - Prize Promotions. Galante spoke of his goal of bringing "Old School" boxing to Connecticut.

To prove he is serious about his vision, Galante has turned his matchmaking over to Hall of Fame Philadelphia promoter, Russell Peltz, along with one of the sports' youngest and most promising promoters and matchmakers, Brittany "Bam" Rogers. More...

Mouthwatering Provodnikov vs. Matthysse Showdown On BoxNation Saturday

By BoxNation April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

Legendary trainer Freddie Roach believes Saturday night’s clash between knockout kings Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse is ‘the greatest match up in the world’.

The pair will lock horns at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York, in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year, live and exclusive on BoxNation. The showdown is certain to produce fireworks, with Provodnikov’s Hall-of-Fame trainer Roach believing that this is a fight worthy of the attention it has garnered. More...

Pacquioa, Arum, Roach Talk About Massive Mayweather Fight

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

On Wednesday, Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) held a media workout with trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Promoter Bob Arum.

Over 300 media from around the globe flocked to Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA to ask the trio about Pacquiao’s May 2 welterweight world championship unification battle against undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather. (47-0, 26 KOs), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. More...

Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale June 6 Brooklyn For WBC Title

By Gary Shaw Productions April 18th, 2015 All Boxing News

Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions are pleased to announce the next highly anticipated battle for Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO's), the reigning WBC Middleweight Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes.

On June 6, 2015, Cotto will defend his titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO's) of Australia in a fight that will be televised live on HBO from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. More...

Boxers Make Weight For Tonight’s Mohegan Sun Fight Card

By Boxing Press April 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

The official weigh-in was held yesterday for tonight's ESPN Friday Night Fights Triple-Header, presented by DiBella Entertainment, in Mohegan Sun Arena.

Live coverage of tomorrow's ESPN Friday Night Fights tripleheader from Mohegan Sun Arena begins at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will also be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider. More...

Khan vs. Algieri Clash May 29 At Barclays Center In Brooklyn

By Boxing Press April 16th, 2015 All Press Releases

Boxing superstar Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) returns to the ring to take on former world champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on Friday, May 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as the Main Event in an exciting Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card on Spike TV.

The televised action begins live on Spike TV at 9 pm ET/6 p.m. PT. Doors at Barclays Center open at 6 p.m. ET.

"I have happy memories of New York having made my successful U.S. debut there against Paulie Malignaggi in 2010," said Khan. "I'm delighted to now be fighting there once again against another champion in Chris Algieri. More...

Coldwell Boxing Signs Broadcast Deal With TV Company Eurosport

By Coldwell Boxing April 16th, 2015 All Press Releases

Coldwell Boxing are delighted to announce an exciting arrangement with Eurosport that will see the famed sports broadcaster screen Coldwell Boxing’s Fight Club Series.

The highlights show will feature Coldwell Boxing’s young stable participating in hard, well matched, fan friendly fights and provide superb coverage to some of the leading prospects in British boxing.

Dave Coldwell is delighted to have landed such a deal. “This is amazing news for myself, my team, and all of our fighters as we can all benefit from appearing on a wide and respected platform such as Eurosport," he said. More...

Rigondeaux Heading To UK To Confront Mandatory Challenger Quigg

By Boxing Press April 16th, 2015 All Press Releases

Unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo "The Jackal" Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), arguably the most avoided reigning world title holder in modern boxing history, will travel to London next month in order to publicly confront his mandatory challenger, Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), the WBA "regular" 122-pound division titlist.

A month ago in an unusual move, Rigondeaux' manager Gary Hyde formally petitioned the WBA to enforce a mandatory title fight between his WBA Super champion and Quigg. Hyde is awaiting the WBA's decision. Rigondeaux is also the WBO super bantamweight champion. More...

Michell Vows To Knock Out WBC Lightweight Champ Linares

By Matchroom Boxing April 16th, 2015 All Boxing News

O2 Kevin Mitchell Michell Vows To Knock Out WBC Lightweight Champ Linares

Kevin Mitchell faces Jorge Linares for the WBC Lightweight title at The O2 in London on May 30, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Mitchell meets the Venezuelan for the famous green and gold strap on a huge night of boxing in London, with their clash one of three with World titles on the line as Kell Brook defends his IBF Welterweight strap against Frankie Gavin and Lee Selby challenges Evgeny Gradovich for the IBF Featherweight belt. More...

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