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Can Sukhotsky Derail Stevenson Express In Canada Tonight?

By Danny Wilson December 19th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

One of the world's top heavyweights sees action tonight as Adonis Stevenson puts his WBC belt on the line against Dmitry Sukhotsky at Colisee Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.

Sukhotsky, 22-2 (16), comes into tonight's contest riding a four bout win streak and has a world title challenge under his belt already, a points loss to Juergen Brahmer in 2009.

The 33 year old Russian has never been stopped and is heavy-handed but that's about where his positive attributes stop as he prepares to challenge for the WBC championship.

37 year old southpaw Stevenson, 24-1 (20), is greatly feared in the division for his concussive punching power and has won three of his four world title contests inside the distance.

However, in his most recent outing, Stevenson ran into contender Andrzej Fonfara, who proved able to take the champion's punches and pressed the aging slugger hard in the later rounds before dropping a points decision.

It's a safe bet that Team Sukhotsky will have studied the film of that fight and will look to better Fonfara's results. More...

Stiverne, Wilder Confident Going Into WBC Heavy Title Clash

By Boxing Press December 19th, 2014 All Press Releases

With one of the most potentially explosive, must-see heavyweight matchups in recent history less than a month away, hard-hitting WBC Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder participated in a media teleconference call Thursday to discuss their eagerly anticipated heavyweight world title fight on Saturday, Jan. 17 live on Showtime at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The two heavyweights were joined on the call by Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King, President of Don King Productions and Eric Gomez, Senior Vice President of Golden Boy Promotions. More...

Top Lightweight Contender Anthony Crolla Seriously Injured

By Jane Warburton December 18th, 2014 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla1 Top Lightweight Contender Anthony Crolla Seriously Injured

Manchester’s Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla is considered lucky to be alive following an attack on Tuesday evening. The boxer was chasing burglars that had ransacked his neighbour's house when one of them hit Crolla over the head with what is thought to be a slab.

Crolla suffered a fractured skull and broken ankle in the incident and is currently in Royal Oldham Hospital. He has since had stitches to a cut on the forehead and an operation to fix the two breaks in his ankle.

Crolla was in training for the biggest fight of his career against WBA Lightweight champion Richar Abril of Cuba, in Manchester on 23 January. The fight has obviously been postponed but Crolla is still determined to become a world champion.

Get well wishes to Anthony from all at SaddoBoxing.

Gary Russell Jr To Make Comeback On Showtime Extreme

By Boxing Press December 18th, 2014 All Boxing News

A 10-round featherweight fight between 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title contender Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and former California State Champion Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, Calif., has been elevated to co-feature of this Saturday’s Showtime on Showtime Extreme live telecast at 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast from Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton,Wash.

The Russell vs. Martin scarp is co-headlining the Showtime Extreme telecast in replacement of previously announced bout between Anthony Peterson and Yakabu Amido. Peterson will now box on the non-televised portion of the card against Mexican veteran Héctor Velázquez (56-24-3, 38 KOs). More...

Amir Khan Condemns Peshawar Terrorist Attacks

By Boxing Press December 18th, 2014 All Press Releases

Boxer Amir Khan has expressed his condemnation and sadness following the recent attacks in Peshawar which claimed the lives of 148 people, including 132 children.

The deplorable attacks have been strongly condemned throughout the world and Khan, who comes from a British-Pakistani background, is the latest voice to express his sadness. More...

Stevenson, Sukhotskiy Ready For Business In Quebec

By Boxing Press December 18th, 2014 All Boxing News

WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson and Russian challenger Dmitry "The Hunter" Sukhotskiy held a main event final press conference on Tuesday in Quebec City, Canada, as they prepare for their showdown on Showtime Boxing: Special Edition this Friday, Dec. 19.

Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) and Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) will square off in the 12-round main event of a Showtime quadrupleheader that begins live at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast, from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec. More...

Santana Returns Against Lujan On Friday Night Figts

By Gary Shaw Productions December 18th, 2014 All Boxing News

Gary Shaw Productions' super-welterweight contender, Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs), returns to the ring against Sebastian Lujan (43-8-2, 26 KOs) on January 9, 2015 at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California.

The 10-round bout will serve as the co-feature to Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs). Both fights will air live on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights".

Earlier this year, Santana impressed the boxing world when he defeated former undefeated contender Eddie Gomez (17-1, 10 KOs) by way of unanimous decision. Francisco is currently riding a winning streak which spans 9-fights in a row. More...

Arfan Iqbal Vs Jakub Wojcik Ringside Boxing

By Jane Warburton December 16th, 2014 All Ringside Boxing

Arfan Iqbal Arfan Iqbal Vs Jakub Wojcik Ringside Boxing
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On Sunday afternoon, Oliver Harrison and Asif Vali promoted a show at Bolton Whites Hotel which featured six contests.

Results as follows:

Liam Conroy (Barrow-in-Furness) v Haider Sadiq (Rochester)
4 x 3 Light-Heavyweight Contest

Sadiq fell heavily to the canvas in the opening round but recovered to stand for the decision.
Conroy wins by round 1 KO More...

Khan, Lara, Lee, Benavidez Big Winners This Weekend

By Gonzo Glenn Gasket December 16th, 2014 All Boxing Results

We start on Friday night at Illusions Theater in San Antonio, America where Erislandy Lara, 20-2-2 (12), outpointed Ishe Smith, 26-7 (12), for the WBA light middle title.

Southpaw Lara simply was too quick and elusive for Smith, who briefly held the IBF crown in 2013, as the judges awarded the Cuban all three score cards by margins of 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111.

After the contest, Lara reportedly expressed his desire for a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr, but with "Money" himself making media headlines this week by calling for a clash with Manny Pacquiao, Lara is likely out of luck.

On Saturday, there were two big bills in America's Boxing capital of Las Vegas with British welterweight Amir Khan emerging as the big winner.

Khan, 30-3 (19), showed great maturity in successfully defending his WBC silver title with a brilliant performance against former two-weight world champion Devon Alexander, 26-3 (14), at MGM Grand casino.

Adding an intelligent approach to his already lighting-quick fists, Khan repeatedly baffled the southpaw Alexander, nipping in to reel off sharp combinations before heading back outside.

Alexander occasionally scored with single shots but Khan controlled the pace of the contest along with when and where engagements occurred, posting a 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 shutout on the scorecards. More...

Andy Lee Realizes World Title Dreams With Korobov KO

By Boxing Press December 16th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Andy Lee Wins Andy Lee Realizes World Title Dreams With Korobov KO

Andy Lee from Limerick, Ireland wakes up this morning as the new WBO middleweight champion following an impressive sixth round stoppage win over Matt Korobov Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Lee started the fight by keeping matters at long range and was patience using his jab and picking his punches. Both boxers utilized their respective technical boxing skills in the early going with not much to split them. More...

WBC Heavy Champ Stiverne To Defend Against Wilder

By Boxing Press December 16th, 2014 All Press Releases

The most significant heavyweight matchup in the United States in a decade was formally announced on Saturday night. Hard-hitting WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, is set to defend his title against unbeaten knockout specialist and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 17.

The potentially explosive bout between the two big-punching heavyweights will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and be televised live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT. More...

Triple Champ Warrington Added To Abraham vs. Smith II

By Boxing Press December 16th, 2014 All Press Releases

European, British and Commonwealth Featherweight champion Josh Warrington will feature on the undercard of Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith II before topping a huge hometown show in a major fight at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, on April 11, live on Sky Sports.

The 24 year old, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since winning the Commonwealth title in November 2013, will see his first action of the new year in Berlin as part of the show headlined by the WBO Super-Middleweight title rematch between Abraham and Smith on February 21. More...

Artif Ali Vs Bobby Jenkinson Ringside Boxing

By Jane Warburton December 15th, 2014 All Ringside Boxing

Team Jenkinson Artif Ali Vs Bobby Jenkinson Ringside Boxing
Click image for more Artif Ali Vs Bobby Jenkinson Photos

At Oldham Sports Centre last night, Steve Wood – VIP Boxing Promotions, hosted a show which featured six contests from local boxers. The main bout being a six round Featherweight contest which saw the home boxer – Artif Ali suffer a points defeat to Bobby Jenkinson of Lincoln. Both men were busy – but Jenkinson looked really motivated and Ali seemed to lose heart after the first round despite still landing some decent head shots during the fight.
Jenkinson (of the Shinfields Gym) wins on points 60-56

Other Results:

Jake Bulger (Accrington) v Sid Razak (Birmingham)
6 x 2 Lightweight Contest
Bulger wins on points 60-54

Justin Newell (Leeds) v Jamie Quinn (Stockport)
6 x 3 Lightweight Contest
Newell wins on points 60-55 More...

World Weekend Boxing Preview: Khan, Alexander, Bradley, Chaves

By Wellington Amadulu December 13th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

Amir Khan Vs Devon Alexander World Weekend Boxing Preview: Khan, Alexander, Bradley, Chaves

This evening features the unusual occurrence of two good fight cards taking place on the same night in the Boxing capital of America, Las Vegas.

MGM Grand plays host to a highly anticipated clash at welter between former WBA/IBF light welter titlist Amir Khan, 29-3 (19), and ex-WBC/IBF light welter and IBF welter champion Devon Alexander, 26-2 (14), for Khan's WBC Silver belt.

Alexander is coming off a ten round victory over Jesus Soto-Karass in June after being outfought for the IBF strap by Shawn Porter a year ago while Khan has won three straight after losing a WBC/WBA title clash to Danny Garcia in 2012.

Khan seems to have the momentum here and if he has truly matured under new trainer Virgil Hunter, will stay away from a brawl against southpaw Alexander.

If Alexander can cut down the distance Khan will likely seek to maintain and hit the target, Khan could be drawn into an unprofitable slugfest. More...

Bosques vs. Cordova WBU Title Clash Tonight In Florida

By Boxing Press December 13th, 2014 All Press Releases

St. Petersburg, Florida’s Noemi Bosques is set for her first taste of Championship action, this coming Saturday, when she challenges Pueblo, Colorado’s Chantel Cordova for the vacant WBU Super Flyweight Championship, at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Bosques, whose record stands at 7-1-2 with two stoppage victories, including an excellent third round TKO victory over Belgium’s Yolaine Lin De Lauf back in August, will surely be facing the toughest challenge of her career when she takes on twenty-fight veteran and current NABF Super Flyweight Champion Cordova. More...

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