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Luke Blackledge Vs Konstantin Alexandrov Ringside Boxing

By Jane Warburton November 23rd, 2014 All Ringside Boxing

Luke Blackledge vs Konstantin Alexandrov Luke Blackledge Vs Konstantin Alexandrov Ringside Boxing
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At King Georges Hall, Blackburn, last night, Steve Wood (VIP Promotions) hosted a fightnight headlined by an eight round Super-Middleweight contest between Luke Blackledge of Accrington and Konstantin Alexandrov of Bulgaria.

Blackledge was to have faced Jahmaine Smyle for the vacant English Super-Middleweight Title but when this was withdrawn Alexandrov stepped in with just 2 days’ notice.

Blackledge was the busier man in this eight rounder and kept up the pace throughout, targeting the Bulgarians mid-torso and gets the points victory 80-72

Also on the seven-fight bill, popular Shayne Singleton of Colne extended his winning record to 20 wins (6 by KO) by outpointing a ‘gain’ Adam Jones of Denaby Main over six rounds in the Welterweight division (60-54)

But perhaps the best scrap of the night was the six round Welterweight contest between local man Ali Shah and Preston’s Mick Hall, with Hall nicking the points victory (58-57) over an awkward Shah. More...

Will Pacquiao Expose The Cinderella Story Of Chris Algieri Tonight?

By Gonzo Glenn Gasket November 22nd, 2014 All Boxing Previews

Manny Pacquiao Chris Algieri Will Pacquiao Expose The Cinderella Story Of Chris Algieri Tonight?

It's back to Macau, China for WBO welterweight kingpin Manny Pacquiao as Boxing's most accomplished weight jumper returns to the Cotai Arena this evening for a clash with WBO light welter boss Chris Algieri.

Is 35 year old Pacquiao, 56-5-2 (38), the same fighter who blitzed through elite competition to win world titles in six weight classes from 1998 to 2011 or is he just a short, aging southpaw who was exposed as such by Juan Manuel Marquez via knockout in 2012?

Chris Algieri will be the litmus test that determines where Pacquiao really stands after a 20 year, 63 fight pro career.

Algieri, 20-0 (8), seems to have sprung from nowhere to upset WBO 140 pound champ Ruslan Provodnikov in June but the 30 year old had, in reality, been quietly grafting away in the New York City area sine 2008.

Despite the surprise Provodnikov victory, Algieri's resume is very thin, with hsi only scalp of note that of Emmanuel Taylor in February.

Algieri was likely selected by Team Pacquiao for that very same lack of experience as the Filipino looks to keep busy with a minimum of risk as he holds out hope for the long awaited showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. More...

Mundine Encourages Rabchenko After Melbourne Victory

By Hatton Promotions November 22nd, 2014 All Boxing News

Over a week on from their competitive 12 round clash in Melbourne, Aussie legend Anthony Mundine says Sergey Rabchenko has every reason to hold his head high.

The former three-time world champion scored a split decision victory over Rabchenko at a packed Hisense Arena last Wednesday and is now targeting showdowns with the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. More...

Pacquiao Calls Algieri Most Dangerous Opponent Of His Career

By BoxNation November 22nd, 2014 All Press Releases

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao believes that Chris Algieri is the most dangerous opponent of his career.

The all-action Filipino has shared the ring with some of the biggest names in world boxing including the likes of Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto but now faces what he thinks is his trickiest test in the unbeaten Algieri, live on BoxNation this weekend. More...

Algieri Prasies Pacquiao But Vows To Come Home Victorious

By BoxNation November 22nd, 2014 All Press Releases

Unbeaten ace Chris Algieri has hailed Manny Pacquiao as ‘one of the greatest fighters ever’ but says he is ready to upset the boxing legend this weekend.

The pair do battle at the Venetian Resort in Macau, live and exclusive on BoxNation, as Filipino hotshot Pacquiao puts his WBO welterweight belt up for grabs against the slick Algieri. More...

Big Action On Massive Liverpool Fight Card Tonight

By Ricky Jones November 22nd, 2014 All Boxing Previews

In the biggest fight card this year to take place on British soil, the 12,000 seat Echo Arena in Liverpool tonight hosts two world title contests and several major divisional pairings capped off by the bad blood rematch between cruiserweights Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew.

Cleverly, 28-1 (14),and Bellew, 22-2-1 (14), tangled initially at light heavy in 2011 when Cleverly retained his WBO belt in this very same arena but now both men are campaigning in the cruiser class.

Both had flamed out at light heavy in 2013 against the biggest punchers in the division as Cleverly was halted by Sergey Kovalev and Bellew by Adonis Stevenson and both have won two bouts this year in the higher weight division.

Bellew has faced the better competition this year, stopping respected Russian Valery Brudov in March, and seems to have the momentum going into tonight's rematch.

But Cleverly will have the confidence of winning the first bout, and that could be the deciding factor in what is sure to be a gruelling contest of attrition for as long as it lasts.

Both fighters showed in their losses at light heavyweight that they can't adjust when they lose control of a fight so expect a toe-to-toe slugfest from beginning to end without much deviation. More...

Promoter Joey Eye Interview: Keep on Punching

By Robert Brizel November 21st, 2014 All Boxing Interviews

Joey Eye Promoter Joey Eye Interview: Keep on Punching

In an exclusive interview with Saddoboxing ringside at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino, on Friday evening, November 14, 2014, Pennsylvania boxing promoter Joey Intrieri AKA ‘Joey Eye’ as he is professionally known, discussed his rise to prominence as a Philadelphia Pennsylvania boxing promoter, and the status of the Philadelphia area boxing scene today.

Pennsylvania boxing promoter Joey Eye is best known for his role as one of the top cut men in the corner, working with professional boxers in the Northeastern United States. He also ambitiously promotes his own local boxing shows in ‘The Room’ at Harrah’s Philadelphia, located in Chester, Pennsylvania (a Philadelphia suburb), showcasing local prospects on the way up in co-promotion with XFE and other Pennsylvania sports promoters.

Saddoboxing: “Joey, you are well-known in your role as a boxing cutman. How did you you come interested in boxing? Where did it all start?”

Joey Eye: “When I was ten years old, I got to appear in the Rocky II movie. I was one of the kids in the Rocky movie. From that point, I got involved in Pennsylvania mateur boxing, and then professional boxing, as a promoter, cutman and gym owner.” More...

Lucien Bute: Training Injury Or Broken Fighter?

By Jose Espinoza November 21st, 2014 All Boxing Articles

Canadian fighter Lucien Bute has announced on November 18th, 2014, that he would opt out from a scheduled fight on December 6 in Montreal.

For almost two months now, Bute has been training in the Philippines because his new trainer, Freddie Roach, was on assignment there training Manny Pacquiao. Now comes the news that after suffering a back injury during a training session, Bute will no longer fight light heavyweight Roberto Bolonti on December 6 in Montreal.

Some analysts in the boxing world are speculating that it's not Bute's back that is broken but rather the fighter himself. Back in May 26, 2012, Bute fought Carl Froch in the United Kingdom and ever since that devastating defeat, the fighter from Canada has not been able to put his career back on track.

Since his encounter with Froch, Bute has only been able to win one bout against a stepping stone fighter, Denis Grachev. Earlier this year he lost an important bout to rival Jean Pascal, which exposed Bute's inability to handle a power puncher.

In an ironic turn of event, Interbox promoter Jean Bedard announced that while Bute vs. Bolonti is off, the December 6 gala will go on with Jean Pascal headlining the main event against light heavyweight Donovan George.

How the tide has turned for such a promising fighter. If Bute does recover and is able to fight sometime in 2015, will it be against a competitive opponent or will it be more of a showcase for a once great fighter on his way out?

Haskins, Turley Spar Getting Ready For Big Fights

By Boxing Press November 21st, 2014 All Press Releases

British Bantamweight Champion Lee Haskins has been in spartan preparation for his upcoming international fight against dangerous Mexican Willy Velazquez. Haskins has been sparring with super bantam Robbie Turley, who will be fighting Jamie Speight in a 10 round British Title eliminator.

Both Turley and Haskins are in must win fights and feel that sparring each other is the best preparation they can have, Lee Haskins had this to say on his Welsh training partner: More...

Irish Icon Katie Taylor To Rematch Russia’s Ochigava

By Boxing Press November 21st, 2014 All Press Releases

Katie Taylor advanced to her six straight AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships quarter-final since Russia 2005 at the 8th AIBA World Women’s Championships in Jeju, South Korea today.

The Bray woman, who is targeting a fifth successive title in Jeju, beat Finland’s Mira Potkonen on a unanimous decision. More...

Lara vs. Smith WBA Title Fight December 12 In San Antonio.

By Showtime Boxing November 21st, 2014 All Boxing News

Mayweather Promotions and Showtime bring boxing fans a 154-pound world title showdown between WBA Super Welterweight Titlist Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and former IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) in the Friday, Dec. 12 installment of Showtime Boxing Special Edition.

“Lonestar Battle: Lara vs. Smith” is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and will take place at the Illusions Theater at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, live on Showtime at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast. More...

Cleverly, Bellew Fan The Flames Of Animosity At Press Conference

By Matchroom Boxing November 21st, 2014 All Boxing News

Nathan Cleverly Tony Bellew Cleverly, Bellew Fan The Flames Of Animosity At Press Conference

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew locked horns once again at today’s press conference – and both men predicted KO wins ahead of their rematch on Saturday at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The bitter rivals addressed the media next door to the venue where they have met before and will meet again this weekend, and with the pair packing Cruiserweight power on Merseyside this time around, they are both in no doubt that the stakes couldn’t be higher for their long-awaited second clash. More...

Nathan Cleverly Relishes Saturday’s Bad Blood Bellew Rematch

By Boxing Press November 21st, 2014 All Press Releases

On Saturday afternoon, November 22, one of the biggest days in boxing will take place as an eagerly anticipated rematch between former Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KO's) and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KO's) airs exclusively and live on AWE.

The 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and will be broadcast live in the United States on AWE-A Wealth of Entertainment at 1 PM ET / 10 PM PT More...

Pacquiao Talks Floyd Mayweather, And Return To Light Welter

By BoxNation November 21st, 2014 All Press Releases

Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao is determined to fight pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather before he hangs up his gloves.

The two biggest names in boxing have so far failed to meet in the ring despite years of calls from fight fans for the pair to get it on to determine the undoubted number one in the welterweight division.

Now, ahead of his battle with the skilled Chris Algieri this weekend, live on BoxNation, Pacquiao has made clear his intentions in setting up the richest prize fight in boxing history against the majestic Mayweather. More...

Octapixx Live Bags Distribution Rights To Golovkin vs. Murray

By Boxing Press November 21st, 2014 All Press Releases

Leading boxing television rights distributor/sports marketing firm Octapixx Live is pleased to announce that it has been selected to exclusively market and distribute the worldwide broadcast rights to the February 21, 2015 return of knockout king Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KO) to Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

Golovkin will put his WBA, IBO and interim WBC Middleweight Championship belts on the line against Martin Murray (29-1, 12 KO), Golovkin’s most difficult challenge to date. More...

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