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Three Division Champs Mares, Montiel Clash March 12 On CBS

By Showtime Boxing February 5th, 2016 All Boxing News

Former three-division world champions Abner Mares and Fernando Montiel will square off in all-action co-feature on Saturday, March 12, live on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT.

In the main event of the first prime-time boxing presentation on CBS in nearly 40 years, welterweight knockout artist Keith Thurman will defend his WBA Welterweight Championship against former titlist Shawn Porter in a matchup of two elite fighters in boxing’s glamour division.

The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment from Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Connecticut, is produced by Showtime Sports for the CBS Television Network, both divisions of the CBS Corporation. More...


Washington, Rivas Collide On Santa Cruz vs. Martinez Show

By Showtime Boxing February 5th, 2016 All Boxing News

Unbeaten brawlers Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) and Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (18-0, 13 KOs) will meet in a 10-round showdown of rising heavyweights on Saturday, February 27, in the opening bout of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The telecast features two world title fights. In the main event, undefeated three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will make the first defense of his Featherweight World Championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez. More...


World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Kovalev Krushes Pascal

By Wellington Amadulu February 2nd, 2016 All Boxing Results

IBF/WBO/WBA Light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev solidified his position as the top man in his division by battering bitter rival Jean Pascal in their rematch on Saturday night in the cavernous Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

The pair had tangled previously in March, 2015 with Kovalev halting Pascal in the eighth, a stoppage that some pundits in the media saw as premature after a thrilling give and take tussle.

Kovalev had set out to use this opportunity to prove that his 2015 victory over the Montreal man was no fluke and the Russian slugger succeeded in bettering his work.

Once the bell rang, Kovalev immediately set upon Pascal, raking the Canadian with powerful jabs that softened up the target in preparation to the combinations to the head and body that the champion was firing off during the middle rounds.

Gone were Pascal's lighting ripostes to Kovalev's head that made the first clash between these two light heavyweights such an exciting contest as the challenger had difficulty landing any offense of substance this time around.

Pascal's fortunes grew worse as the bout wore on as he was clattered about the ring in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds, prompting the local man's corner to ask the fight be stopped before the eighth round could commence.

Kovalev was ahead on all three scorecards by a margin of 62-70 at the time of the stoppage.

Perhaps Pascal, who falls to 30-4-1 (17), will never be the same fighter he was before the first Kovalev contest, a bout in which he absorbed many punishing blows in a valiant but losing cause. More...


Burton Faces Shinkwin For British Belt February 27 In Manchester

By Matchroom Boxing February 1st, 2016 All Boxing News

Hosea Burton will face Miles Shinkwin for the vacant British Light-Heavyweight title at the sold-out Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Manchester man Burton’s patient wait for a title shot finally ends on the undercard of his Joe Gallagher gym-mate Scott Quigg’s World title unification blockbuster with Carl Frampton, and the unbeaten 27 year old believes he’ll claim the title in style.

“I have always wanted to land the British title and finally I have my chance,” said Burton. “The division is as good as ever at world level but domestically it is poor because the British title hasn’t been fought for. Hopefully by making the belt active again the division can be as exciting as it should be. Shinkwin is a good test but I'm very confident I will get him out of there in style on February 27. More...


Riddick Bowe Backs The New “Big Daddy” Heavyweight

By Hatton Promotions February 1st, 2016 All Boxing News

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe believes boxing fans will be hailing a new "Big Daddy" on March 5.

The Brooklyner ruled the roost in the land of the giants back in the early '90s, beating the likes of Evander Holyfield, Bruce Seldon and Michael Dokes.

And now he's tipping Australia's Lucas Browne to follow in his footsteps by halting reigning WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya. More...


Rescheduled Braehmer vs. Oosthuizen WBA Title Clash March 12

By Boxing Press January 31st, 2016 All Boxing News

Juergen Braehmer (47-2, 35 KOs) will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight title against Thomas ‘Tommy Gun’ Oosthuizen (25-0-2, 14 KOs) on March 12 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

The bout was originally scheduled to take place last November in Monaco before a hand injury suffered by Braehmer forced the fight’s postponement, but now fully fit, the reigning champion is relishing a return to Neubrandenburg, where he claimed the WBA title back in 2013.

“Neubrandenburg holds a very special place in my heart,” said Braehmer. “It was here that I beat Marcus Oliveria to become World Champion for a second time. So of course, I’m looking forward to returning to the Jahnsportforum and successfully defending my title against Oosthuizen.”’ More...


George Groves Teams Up With Top Trainer McGuigan

By Matchroom Boxing January 31st, 2016 All Boxing News

George Groves believes a change in trainer to Shane McGuigan can be the missing piece in his World title jigsaw as he returns to action against Andrea di Luisa on Saturday night, at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, live on Sky Sports.

Groves was edged out by Badou Jack in Las Vegas in September in their WBC Super-Middleweight clash, climbing off the canvas in the opening round to push the Swedish-American the distance. One judge gave the decision to Groves, but Jack held on to the title he took from Anthony Dirrell in April, thanks to the other two cards. More...


Anthony Joshua Raring To Go Again At London’s 02 Arena

By Matchroom Boxing January 31st, 2016 All Press Releases

Anthony Joshua MBE says he cannot wait to get back into action at The O2 on April 9.

The Heavyweight sensation thrilled a sold-out crowd in Greenwich on December 12, in his brilliant British and Commonwealth title clash with bitter foe Dillian Whyte, with the amateur rivals sharing seven enthralling rounds before Joshua claimed the 15th KO win of his 15-fight pro career.

The Whyte fight was Joshua’s fifth outing at The O2 and the third in a row at the brilliant arena that is quickly becoming the Olympic gold medal star’s fortress. More...


Kell Brook Lashes Out At Amir Khan Ahead Of Bizier Clash

By Matchroom Boxing January 31st, 2016 All Press Releases

Kell Brook has told Kevin Bizier he’s in for a rough night when he defends his IBF Welterweight title at the Sheffield Arena on March 26, live on Sky Sports – before setting up a blockbuster fight in the summer.

Brook makes the third defence of his crown against the Canadian, after the IBF ordered his second mandatory battle since winning the crown in August 2014, with injury issues forcing him out of a voluntary defence against the dangerous Diego Chaves in October. More...


Holyfield Is January Focus For Showtime Boxing’s Celebration

By Showtime Boxing January 29th, 2016 All Boxing News

Showtime Sports is commemorating 30 years of Showtime Championship Boxing with a year-long celebration that will highlight the biggest, most memorable and exciting Showtime fights spanning four decades.

The network’s flagship sports series, Showtime Championship Boxing, was born on March 10, 1986 when “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler defeated John “The Beast” Mugabi by spectacular 11th-round knockout. Since then, the series has distinguished itself as the premium television destination for boxing’s brightest stars and countless significant events in the storied history of the sweet science.

In celebration, Showtime will go deep into its archive to reprise classic fights, grouping them together by a common theme each month. A new fight, each one wrapped with brief context and commentary from one of the network’s boxing experts, replays every “Throwback Thursday” night on Showtime Extreme throughout 2016. More...


Ceja vs. Ruiz Rematch Slated For February 27 Fight Card

By Boxing Press January 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Mexican warriors Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz will compete in a rematch of their exciting 2015 super bantamweight world title fight on Saturday, February 27, live on Showtime from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will be headlined by undefeated three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz, who’ll be making the first defense of his Featherweight World Championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez. More...


Tonight’s ShoBox Fighters Make Weight At Arizona’s Casino Del Sol

By Showtime Boxing January 23rd, 2016 All Boxing News

The six fighters who’ll be fighting on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, Jan. 22, live on Showtime at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz., made weight Thursday.

Undefeated middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (18-0, 11 KOs) of St. Paul, Minn., faces Atlantic City’s Decarlo Perez (15-3-1, 5 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

In co-featured bouts, unbeaten heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y., meets southpaw Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio, in a 10-round scrap and undefeated Bakhtiyar Eyubov (9-0, 9 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Kazakhstan, meets Jared Robinson (16-2-1, 7 KOs), of Sumter, S.C. in an eight-round welterweight bout. More...


Canada’s Bizier To Challenge Kell Brook For IBF Welter Crown

By Matchroom Boxing January 23rd, 2016 All Press Releases

Kell Brook will defend his IBF Welterweight title against mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield Arena on March 26, live on Sky Sports.

Brook makes the third defence of the crown and his second in his hometown fortress in the Steel City following wins against Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin at The O2 in London.

‘The Special One’ meets his mandatory challenger for the second time since landing the title with a stunning win over Shaun Porter in California in August 2014, and returns to action having shaken off the rib injury that forced him out of a defence against Diego Chaves in October. More...


Legendary Yory Boy Campas Prepares For Final Fight This Saturday

By Boxing Press January 23rd, 2016 All Press Releases

This Saturday night in Butte, Montana, former world junior middleweight champion "Yory Boy" Campas will make his 126th and final ring appearance when he takes on former participant of The Contender, Anthony Bonsante.

Campas, of Navojoa, Mexico, and now residing in Montana, has a record of 105-17-3 with an astronomical 81 knockouts. To say he has faced everybody in the Welterweight through Middleweight divisions is an understatement. More...


Santa Cruz Puts WBA Featherweight Belt At Risk Against Martinez

By Boxing Press January 23rd, 2016 All Press Releases

Undefeated three-division world champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz will make the first defense of his Featherweight World Championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez on Saturday, Feb. 27, live on Showtime from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

"I'm excited to have another opportunity to fight in front of my L.A. friends," said Santa Cruz. "I've been in the gym and staying ready for anyone that's put in front of me. I'm going to be 100 percent ready for this fight and I plan to go out there and look great." More...


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