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Kerry Evans Vs Rhys Saunders Ringside Report

By Jane Warburton May 2nd, 2016 All Ringside Boxing

Rhys Saunders Vs Kerry Evans Kerry Evans Vs Rhys Saunders Ringside Report
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At the Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, England, last night, Carl Greaves Promotions (in association with Impact Boxing) hosted a night of seven contests from local boxers. The headline event saw the home-boxer, Kerry Evans of Wrexham, stopped by Rhys Saunders of Cardiff in round one of an 8-round Lightweight Contest for the Classic Challenge Belt. Saunders looked keen and dangerous from the off and soon had Evans on the canvas. After a second time, although the popular local man made the count – he was stopped by Referee Kevin Parker seconds later under too much pressure from Saunders who subjected him to a barrage of shots while pinned on the ropes.

Stoke man, Josh McLaren, secured a draw with Alfreton’s William Warburton, despite nasty cuts to the right brow which almost brought the fight to an early finish.

The remaining five contests all went to points, including confident performances from debutants Josh Groombridge and Luke Jones. More...

World Weekend Roundup: Jack vs. Bute Ends In Draw

By Wellington Amadulu May 2nd, 2016 All Boxing Results

The top fight card over the weekend took place at the Armory in America's capital Washington DC, as WBC super middle champ Badou Jack tangled with former IBF titlist Lucian Bute.

Bute started the contest on overdrive, presenting a constantly moving target and throwing lots of punches. The challenger took the early rounds by outworking Jack but the champion began to spear Bute with many hard rights to the body during the middle rounds.

That apporach had the desired effect of slowing down the Montreal based Bute but the southpaw began to find a home for an accurate lead left hand to the head that Jack had no answers to.

It was a difficult fight to score and in the end, one judge favored Jack's harder punching with a surprisingly wide margin of 117-111 while the remaining cards were even at 114-114, allowing Jack to keep his title with a majority draw.

Bute, 32-3-1 (25), put on his best performance in years and could see a rematch with the champion later this year. Jack moves to 20-1-2 (12), retaining his crown for the second time but has yet to win a title defense in convincing fashion.

On the undercard, IBF super middle champion James DeGale was in a hard scrap with challenger Rogelio Medina.

Medina applied relentless pressure but had difficulty with the awkward, constantly switching stances of DeGale, who, characteristically, threw punches from odd angles.

DeGale had particular success with sneak uppercuts but got caught with a lot of straight punches and hooks from his rugged Mexican rival, a result of the champion staying closer to Medina and slugging it out during the first half of the contest. More...

13 Bout “Redemption” Boxing Card Set For May 13 In Tijuana

By Boxing Press May 2nd, 2016 All Press Releases

The "Redemption" boxing card, to be presented at the Salon Mezzanine of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico scheduled for next May 13, will feature some of the most prominent prospects from prestigious boxing gyms in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Presented by Borizteca Boxing, the card will consist of 13 fights, mostly four round bouts, with 56 scheduled rounds, and will include the professional debut of the two sons of the late boxer Hector "Torero" Lopez. More...

Liverpool’s Tony Bellew Lands Dream World Title Shot On Home Turf

By Matchroom Boxing May 2nd, 2016 All Boxing News

Tony Bellew has landed his dream World title night at the home of Everton Football Club as he takes on Ilunga Makubu for the vacant WBC Cruiserweight strap at Goodison Park on Sunday May 29, live on Sky Sports.

The diehard Evertonian has won six on the bounce since stepping up to Cruiserweight, settling the score with bitter Welsh rival Nathan Cleverly in their rematch and landing the European title in his last outing in a gruelling encounter with Mateusz Masternak – and now the 33 year old takes on a formidable foe in Makubu. More...

Johsua vs. Breazeale Sells Out O2 Arena In Just 30 Minutes

By Matchroom Boxing May 2nd, 2016 All Press Releases

Anthony Joshua MBE’s IBF Heavyweight title defence against Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale at The O2 in London on June 25 sold out in 30 minutes.

Joshua landed the crown at his Greenwich fortress earlier in April with a second round KO of Charles Martin and is looking to take another unbeaten record from another unbeaten American foe when Breazeale crosses the pond boasting a 17-0 record with 15 KO wins.

Tickets went on general sale and sold out inside half an hour – yet another rapid sell-out fight for the Olympic hero as fight fans are desperate to see him in action. More...

D & D Promotions Presents Rumble At The Rink June 4

By Boxing Press May 2nd, 2016 All Press Releases

On Saturday night, June 4, a brand new boxing series will be launched as D and D Promotions presents its inaugural "Rumble at the Rink" that will take place at The Grundy Arena in Bristol, PA.

The concept of the series is to feature some of the best up and coming professional talent along with highlighting top amateur fighters in the Delaware Valley on the same fight cards. More...

Khan Ready For Canelo Superfight Exclusively Live On BoxNation

By BoxNation May 2nd, 2016 All Press Releases

British star Amir Khan always believed that he would get the chance of a legacy fight, despite setbacks in his pursuit of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

The two-time world champion has told BoxNation that he has always been convinced of landing a superfight ahead of his eagerly anticipated showdown with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez next Saturday night.

The pair are set to do battle at the newly built T-Mobile Arena for the lineal middleweight world title, with Khan revealing that he was certain that he would eventually get the opportunity to shine on the biggest of stages. More...

Jack, DeGale Super Middle Double Header In Washington

By Nick Chamberlain April 29th, 2016 All Boxing Previews

This weekend the WBC super-middle weight belt and the IBF super middle weight title are on the line for Badou Jack and James DeGale, against Lucien Bute and Rogelio Medina, respectively, at the Armory in Washington DC on Saturday.

Interestingly enough, Badou Jack (20-1-1) beat Medina (36-6-0) at the end of 2013 and DeGale beat Bute in his most recent fight.

Bute (32-3-0) once was a force in the division, if a little protected in his adopted hometown of Montreal, Canada. When the real tests came though, the elite of the division at the time, he was found wanting.

He was undefeated when Carl Froch absolutely destroyed him, knocking him out in 2012, and has never really looked the same since, losing a points decision to Jean Pascal and being out boxed by DeGale.

However, Bute did put up enough of a fight against DeGale to show there’s fight left in him, the question is how much?

Badou Jack does everything well, but nothing spectacularly, in my opinion anyway. He is a good well rounded boxer, with a 55% KO ratio who was lucky to be on the winning end of a split decision in his most recent fight against George Groves.

With Bute being a southpaw, he could prove difficult for Jack. Bute has a sneaky body shot with his left hand, which does damage and he has good lateral movement. It all depends on how much Bute has got left in the tank.

I doubt Jack has Froch’s power and he is not a better boxer than DeGale, so if Bute shows up in the right mind-set, Jack will most definitely have a fight on his hands. More...

Frampton Drops IBF Super Bantam Belt For Santa Cruz Clash

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Belfast’s undefeated Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton has relinquished his IBF super bantamweight belt ahead of his WBA featherweight super title challenge of California’s undefeated champion Leo Santa Cruz, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

In order for Frampton to pursue two-weight World title glory against Santa Cruz this summer, the Northern Irishman must vacate his coveted IBF super bantamweight crown due to mandatory obligations.

The Santa Cruz fight at featherweight made the most financial sense for the hugely popular Frampton but the twenty-nine year old undefeated Belfast native wanted to make clear his gratitude to the IBF ahead of his World featherweight title challenge. More...

PBC On Spike Fighters Head To Head In Media Roundtable

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

With just two days until they enter the ring, Premier Boxing Champions on Spike fighters participated in media roundtables Wednesday in Atlantic City and discussed their respective Friday, April 29 showdowns taking place at Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card is headlined by the return of the Dirrell brothers as Olympic Bronze medalist Andre "The Resurrected" Dirrell battles Australia's Blake Caparello and former world champion Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell takes on Minnesota's Caleb "Golden" Truax. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT with knockout artist Jonathan Guzman against Mexico's Daniel Rosas in a 122-pound eliminator. More...

Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina Ready To Light Up US Capital City

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Four of the top super middleweights in the world shared a stage Thursday afternoon as Badou Jack, Lucian Bute, James DeGale and Rogelio Medina participated in the final press conference for their fights this Saturday, April 30, on Showtime Championship Boxing from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on Showtime and features the WBC champion Jack battling the former champion Bute, while the IBF titleholder DeGale takes on the top rated contender Medina. The winners of these fights have agreed to meet in a world title unification later this year. More...

Guzman, Rojas, Both Dirrells, Caparello, Truax Weigh-In At AC

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

The principal boxers involved in the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike card that will take place tonight at The Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City weighed in yesterday.

Super Bantamweights, 12 rounds
Jonathan Guzman: 122 lb
Daniel Rosas: 121.2 lb

Light Heavyweights, 10 rounds
Andre Dirrell: 169 lb
Blake Caparello: 167 lb More...

Feather King Lomachenko Goes Up In Weight Against WBO Champ Martinez

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

You better believe Saturday night's alright for fighting, especially in New York on Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend!

Three-time world champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez and WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will go mano a mano for Martinez's WBO junior lightweight title and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo, will risk his WBO Latino lightweight crown, undefeated record and No. 2 world rating against Juan Jose Martinez in the co-main event of a championship doubleheader Saturday, June 11, one day before the famed Puerto Rican Day Parade, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. More...

Carl Frampton Gets Crack At Santa Cruz July 30 At Barclays Center

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Belfast’s undefeated Carl Frampton will take on California’s undefeated Leo Santa Cruz for the latter’s WBA featherweight super title on Saturday July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Frampton makes the career defining step up in weight to the Featherweight division having recently dethroned WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg on February 27 in Manchester to become the unified champion at that weight.

The Santa Cruz fight represents the biggest fight out there for the twenty-nine year old Frampton and the man they call ‘The Jackal’ is determined to bring the Featherweight title back to Belfast. More...

Prospect Sergey Lipinets Looks Ahead After Sparring Victor Ortiz

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Boxing News

Russia's undefeated super-lightweight prospect, Sergey Lipinets (9-0, 7 KOs), is adapting well to his surrounding here in the United States. Born in Martuk, Kazakhstan but fighting out of Southern California where he now resides, Lipinets is getting great work with top notch fighters, one of them being Victor Ortiz.

Lipinets spent quality time in camp with Ortiz, helping him get ready for his highly publicized rematch with Andre Berto, taking place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California this Saturday. More...

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