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Navid Mansouri Vs Gary Boulden Ringside Report

By Jane Warburton March 31st, 2015 All Ringside Boxing

Navid Mansouri Vs Gary Boulden Navid Mansouri Vs Gary Boulden Ringside Report
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At Evoque Nightclub in Preston Saturday night, Oliver Harrison promoted a show which featured seven bouts from local boxers.

The headliner saw Rotherham’s Nav Mansouri score a fifth round stoppage of Surrey boxer, Gary Boulden, in a six round Super-Welterweight Contest, while Dublin’s Antony Fitzgerald scored a points victory over John Brennan of Slough.

Results as follows:

Navid Mansouri (Rotherham) v Gary Boulden (Shepperton, Surrey)
6 x 3 Super-Welterweight Contest

The opening seconds sees Boulden off to a confident start but Mansouri lands a right to the head which sends a clear message to the Surrey man and then follows it up with two or three further rights to the head and body. Both men grapple together.

Mansouri dominates the ring. Boulden stumbles to the canvas in the second round but it’s a no-knckdown.

The Rotherham boxer mixes it up with a couple of uppercuts at the start of the third and a big sweeping right lands to the head of Boulden and he goes down. He seems to fall heavily but immediately jumps up to take the count. Mansouri goes after him and Boulden holds on. Mansouri goes for the same shot a number of times and the crowd cheers.

Boulden bravely fends off his opponent in the fourth but Mansouri gets in a cracker of an uppercut in the closing seconds of the round which rocks back the head of Boulden. More...

World Weekend Boxing Round-Up: Russell, Brook Win Title Fights

By Wellington Amadulu March 29th, 2015 All Boxing Results

There were two big fights on tap yesterday, with the WBC featherweight and IBF welterweight titles at risk in America and Great Britain, respectively.

Reigning WBC feather king Jhonny Gonzalez was favored going into his defense against quick-handed southpaw Gary Russell Jr last night at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas but the Mexican slugger experienced a surprise outcome.

The fleet-footed Russell gave the champion genuine problems from the first bell as the shorter American managed to punch and get out without providing the much more experienced Gonzalez a hittable target.

As Gonzalez continued to close distance, Russell began to stay inside and exchange with the champion, beating the older, slower Mexican to the punch.

This strategy was potentially very dangerous given the champion's tremendous left hook but Russell was not to be denied and struck paydirt near the end of the third round when he dropped Gonzalez hard with a flush left, right combination.

The champion arose on very shaky legs before being saved by the bell. Gonzalez was unable to recover by the start of the fourth and fell again after being set upon by the aggressive challenger.

Referee Tony Weeks gave the rubbery-legged Gonzalez a gift in allowing the contest to continue but waved off the action at just 0:37 of the fourth when the champion was again sent to the canvas. More...

Belfast Prospect Ryan Burnett Chalks Up Another Win

By Boxing Press March 29th, 2015 All Boxing Results

Ryan Burnett1 Belfast Prospect Ryan Burnett Chalks Up Another Win

Ireland’s rising bantamweight star, Ryan Burnett took his record to a perfect 8-0 by defeating experienced Frenchman Fayal Messaoudene in a six round contest at the home of London boxing, York Hall, Bethnal Green on Friday evening.

The bout was part of a Frank Warren championship boxing event and was televised live by BoxNation. More...

Matthysse vs. Provodnikov Nearing Sell Out At Turning Stone

By Banner Promotions March 29th, 2015 All Boxing News

When the April 18 fight between Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov at Turning Stone Resort Casino was announced, the boxing world erupted - and ticket sales displayed that enthusiasm.

Due to the unprecedented demand to see this sure-fire "Fight of the Year" candidate, ringside seats sold out in only 15 minutes - and the entire event is now near sellout with Turning Stone releasing the last group of tickets.

Former World Champions Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov, two of boxing's hardest punchers, will take the stage on April 18 at Turning Stone Resort in a 12-round junior welterweight showdown which will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live on HBO Boxing After Dark. More...

WBC Orders Stevenson vs. Kovalev Purse Bid April 17

By Boxing Press March 29th, 2015 All Boxing News

The realization of the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight unification fight between Adonis "Superman" Stevenson and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev has taken another important step.

The WBC has ordered a purse bid to take place April 17 in order to determine the promoter of this major event.

Initially requested by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) to insure the required time to prepare for a major event like this super fight, the WBC agreed to host the purse bid on Apr. 17 in Mexico. More...

BoxNation To Show Klitschko vs. Jennings Live In UK April 25

By BoxNation March 29th, 2015 All Press Releases

BoxNation are delighted to announce they will be screening undisputed heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko’s April 25 fight with leading contender Bryant Jennings live and exclusive.

The Ukrainian superstar has enjoyed a 10-year title reign at the top of boxing’s glamour division but will now put his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts on the line against the undefeated Jennings at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York.

Klitschko will return to fight on US soil for the first time since February 2008, with the bout set to have high British interest with Manchester heavyweight Tyson Fury mandated to fight the winner later this year. More...

Tickets On Sale Tomorrow For Huge May 30 London Show

By Matchroom Boxing March 29th, 2015 All Press Releases

Tickets for the huge show at The O2 on May 30, with World title fights for Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby and Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua’s meeting with Kevin Johnson go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at 9am on Monday March 30 and then on general sale the following day.

Mitchell will take on three-weight World king Jorge Linares for the Venezuelan’s WBC Lightweight crown and Selby faces Evgeny Gradovich for the Russian’s IBF Featherweight strap. Olympic gold medal hero Joshua faces two-time World title challenger ‘Kingpin’ Johnson in his biggest test in the pro ranks, with the Londoner fighting in Newcastle next week to make his return from injury. More...

Gonzalez, Russell, Charlo, Martirosyan Ready To Fight Tonight

By Boxing Press March 28th, 2015 All Press Releases

Two days before their important fights live on Showtime, tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, hard-hitting WBC Featherweight Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan participated in the final press conference at The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

In the second half of the doubleheader, the hard-hitting Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs), of Mexico City, will defend his WBC Featherweight Title against talented once-beaten Russell (25-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md.

The telecast opener will match undefeated rising star Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (25-0, 11 KOs), of Houston, against the battle-tested Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs), of Glendale, Calif., in a 10-rounder for the WBO Intercontinental 154-pound championship. More...

Gonzalez, Russell Make Weight For WBC Title Tilt

By Boxing Press March 28th, 2015 All Press Releases

Ahead of their WBC featherweight title fight tonight at Palms Casion in Las Vegas, NV, champion Jhonny Gonzalez and challenger Gary Russell Jr made weight yesterday.

WBC Featherweight Championship, 12 rounds
Jhonny Gonzalez: 125 lb
Gary Russell Jr: 125.8 lb

Light Middleweights, 10 rounds
Jermell Charlo: 154.8 lb
Vanes Martirosyan: 153 lb More...

Kell Brook Ready For Emotional Hometown Comeback Tonight

By Matchroom Boxing March 28th, 2015 All Boxing News

Kell Brook Kell Brook Ready For Emotional Hometown Comeback Tonight

Kell Brook steps between the ropes for the first time as a World champion on Saturday night as he defends his IBF Welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield against Jo Jo Dan in ‘Unbreakable’, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on Showtime in the US – after fearing he may never walk again after the shocking attack he suffered on holiday in Spain in September. More...

BoxNation Secures UK TV Rights To Alvarez vs. Kirkland Clash

By BoxNation March 28th, 2015 All Press Releases

The explosive May 9 megaclash between Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Texas titan James ‘Mandingo Warrior’ Kirkland will be shown live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation.

The highly-anticipated showdown will see two of the world’s premier light-middleweights share the ring in front of an anticipated 40,000 fans at the iconic Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, joining a stacked value-for-money lineup on ‘The Channel of Champions’. More...

WBA President Mendoza Visits WBC President Sulaiman In Mexico

By World Boxing Association March 27th, 2015 All Press Releases

The President of the World Boxing Association, Gilberto Mendoza, paid a cordial visit to his counterpart of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman, in his offices located in Mexico City.

A few hours to share and talked about the work done in the recent KO Drugs, held in Tapachula, where Mexican Joselin Arroyo won the WBA title fight and the the Nicaraguan Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitriago conquered the NABA title, among other fights and the main witness was the former champion Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Durán, among other figures, such as Julio Cesar Chavez and Jackie Nava. More...

Training Injury Forces Saunders Out Of Ryan Commonwealth Clash

By Matchroom Boxing March 27th, 2015 All Press Releases

Bradley Saunders has been ruled out of his Commonwealth Light Welterweight title challenge against Dave Ryan through a hand injury, but Anthony Nelson has landed a dream shot at the Super Flyweight strap against Jamie Wilson at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, on April 4, live on Sky Sports.

Saunders has ruptured tendons and ligaments in his right hand during training to meet Derby man Ryan for the crown, and the 29 year old is receiving treatment on the injury in order to get back into training as soon as possible.

South Shields’ Nelson and Dundee’s Wilson are putting their unbeaten records on the line to land the Super Flyweight crown vacated by Kal Yafai, with the Birmingham talent dropping down to Flyweight on this Saturday’s blockbuster bill in Sheffield, live on Sky Sports. More...

Super Middle Prospect Benson Tangles With Darnell “The Stingray” Boone

By Boxing Press March 27th, 2015 All Press Releases

On Saturday night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King's Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing eight round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone.

Benson of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 15-1 with 14 knockouts and has won twelve straight fights with eleven of those coming via the stoppage route. More...

Coldwell Excited To Be Working With Elite Boxers McDonnell, Bellew

By Coldwell Boxing March 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

Consistently on the boxing grind in a number of capacities, Dave Coldwell can forget about making any plans away from the sport he dedicates himself to with high profile showdowns looming for two fighters he works very closely with.

After enjoying an excellent start to 2015 with the success of Tom Doran in the recent middleweight Prizefighter, Coldwell is anxious to build on that by providing more memorable occasions for his Coldwell Boxing brand. More...

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