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WBA Update: Golovkin vs. Geale Officials, Giacon Continental Champ

By World Boxing Association July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

New York State Athletic Commission announced the officials for the super middleweight 160 pounds championship title fight of the World Boxing Association, Genady Golovkin and the number three rated contender Daniel Geale that will take place on Saturday at the Madison Square Garden.

Michael Ortega will referee the actions and the judges will be Julie Lederman, Don Trella and John Mckaie. Aurelio Fiengo will supervise the actions. More...

Price vs. Svacina York Hall Clash Gets PPV Broadcast August 2

By Boxing Press July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

Promoter Shyam Batra announced earlier today that Boxing Evolution TV will broadcast former IBF and WBO Inter-Continental Champion and WBO title challenger Mark Prince’s latest Championship challenge, when he takes on former Czech Republic Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Svacina, for the MBC International Cruiserweight title on his SSE Promoted "Call Of Duty" event at York Hall on Saturday, 2nd August 20114. More...

Keta Stops Khutsishvili For EPBC Middleweight Title

By Boxing Press July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

German middleweight contender Mike Keta stopped Mikheil Khutsishvili from Georgia in seven rounds on Saturday in Munich to claim the vacant EPBC middleweight championship.

1,000 fans at sold out Kickboxen-Deutschland-Gym saw an all-action fight from the opening bell in which both fighters had their moments.

Keta had the better start putting a lot of pressure on Khutsishvili connecting with hard right hooks. But the 25-year-old Georgian didn't back up and kept on fighting back landing some good shots of his own throughout the fight. More...

Tickets For Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook Now On Sale

By Matchroom Boxing July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

Tickets for Kell Brook’s World title challenge against Shawn Porter in California on August 16 go on sale from Matchroom Boxing today at 1pm.

Brook tackles Porter for the Ohio man’s IBF crown at the StubHub Center in Carson live on Sky Sports, and fans of "The Special One" can get the best seats in the house through Matchroom to watch the Sheffield star’s first World title fight. More...

Macklin Faces Heiland In Dublin WBC Middleweight Eliminator

By Matchroom Boxing July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

Matthew Macklin will face WBC International champion Jorge Sebastien Heiland in an official eliminator for the WBC Middleweight title held by Miguel Cotto at the National Stadium in Dublin on August 30, live on Sky Sports – with tickets on sale from 9am on Tuesday July 22.

Macklin is back in action for the first time since December and can take a huge step towards facing the Puerto Rican legend if he can see off the 27 year old Heiland who is ranked at number four with the WBC and won the WBC International title in November with a fifth round KO of Billi Godoy in his native Argentina.

Macklin is ranked at nine in the division and is chomping at the bit to get back into the ring and has set his sights on a showdown with Cotto. More...

“Big Daddy” Browne Teams Up With Three-Time Champ Fenech

By Hatton Promotions July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne believes he'll be a different animal when he returns to the ring on August 1.

The hard hitting Aussie faces unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko with the WBC EPBC and WBA Intercontinental titles on the line in Wolverhampton, England.

For some of his past fights, Browne has practically trained himself, but now he's linked up with the legendary Jeff Fenech and he feels the three-time world champion has added new dimensions to his style. More...

Fury Fight Off Yet Again As Chisora Fractures Left Hand

By Boxing Press July 23rd, 2014 All Press Releases

Heavyweight star Tyson Fury will be fighting this weekend despite the cancellation of his world title eliminator with Dereck Chisora.

After enduring yet another major setback following the cancellation of the Chisora bout, due to the Londoner fracturing his left hand, Fury is actively in the process of finding a replacement alongside Hennessy Sports and Queensberry Promotions to ensure that he competes on Saturday night’s show at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester. More...

Rigondeaux, Viloria, Sanchez, Shiming Win In Macao

By Gonzo Glenn Gasket July 19th, 2014 All Boxing Results

The big action this weekend took place earlier today at Cotai Arena in Macao, China with WBA/WBO super bantam champ Guillermo Rigondeaux leading the way with a successful defense of his belts.

Hard-hitting Cuban southpaw Rigondeaux, 14-0 (9), didn't take long to reinforce his status as the sharpest boxer on the planet with a first round dismantling of Thailand's Sod "Kokiegym" Looknongyangtoy, 63-3-1 (28).

Looknongyangtoy came into the bout on the strength of 37 consecutive contests without a loss but a closer look at his CV reveals that the 37 year old had faced strictly pedestrain competition, a third of which didn't have winning records.

The two occasions in which Looknongyangtoy did step up, in WBO super bantam title bouts against Daniel Ponce De Leon, the Pechaboon based lefty was beaten on points in 2005 before being KO'd in one round in 2006.

And this qualifies Looknongyangtoy to somehow contend for a genuine world title?

This one looked like a complete mismatch on the way in and once the bell rang, the gulf in ability between Rigondeaux and Looknongyangtoy was very apparent.

Rigondeaux anticipated every movement the challenger made and avoided trouble with a formidable defense of pinpoint reflexes and footwork. More...

Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Geale Talk About Their Showdown

By Gary Shaw Productions July 19th, 2014 All Press Releases

WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin will defend his titles against two-time world champion Daniel "The Real Deale" Geale on Saturday, July 26 at Madison Square Garden and live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Tom Loeffler: We are definitely excited about this event. I would like to thank some of the partners that we have for this event. Gary Shaw was very instrumental as Daniel Geale's promoter for which we have a great-co-feature for this card at Madison Square Garden, the World's Most Famous Arena, the Mecca of Boxing. More...

WBA Update: Alvarez Birthday, Golovkin Focused For Geale Fight

By World Boxing Association July 18th, 2014 All Press Releases

Today, the Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez celebrates a birthday and the World Boxing Association family wishes him the best on this special day.

Alvarez, who celebrates his 24th birthday, was born México. He has been linked to boxing since a very young age; he made his professional debut in 2005, became the WBC champion in 2011 with 36-0-1 fights, and then, in 2013 he won the WBA super welterweight belt by defeating Austin Trout. More...

“El Chacal” Rigondeaux Set To Dazzle Chinese Audience In Macao

By Top Rank July 18th, 2014 All Press Releases

Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs), of Miami, Florida, has promised to provide “a lot of fireworks” when he defends his titles against Top-Five contender and two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-2-1, 27 KOs), of Srithep, Thailand, this Saturday, July 19, at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena.

Rigondeaux will need them if he is to derail the “Looknongyantoy Express,” who enters this fight riding a nine-year, 37-bout unbeaten streak. More...

Super Middle Contender Ramirez Puts NABF/NABO Belts At Risk

By Top Rank July 18th, 2014 All Press Releases

Undefeated Top-Five world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs), of Mazatlan, Mexico, is ready for his debut on the international stage.

The southpaw Ramirez, 23, with the mega-watt smile and matinee idol looks, has graduated from prospect to bona fide world title contender. He will be defending his perfect record and sterling ratings (No. 2 WBC & WBO / No. 3 WBA / No. 4 IBF) when he defends his NABF and NABO super middleweight titles against "The One" Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7 KOs), a New Zealand native who fights out of Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia. More...

Russian Roulette: Nugaev vs. Shafikov Meet In IBF Eliminator

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

Gary Shaw Productions highly ranked lightweight contender, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) has officially signed to fight Russia's Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round IBF elimination bout. The fight will air live on ESPN "Friday Night Fights" and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., on August 15, 2014.

Nugaev, who hails from Perm, Russia, but now resides in Southern California, is thrilled at the opportunity to once again showcase his talents on ESPN. Nugaev is ranked IBF #5, WBC #3 and WBA #7. A victory against Shafikov will certainly put him in position to fight for the IBF world title, against current champion, Richar Abril. More...

Chinese Golden Boy Zou Shiming Returns To Action

By Top Rank July 18th, 2014 All Press Releases

Just 15 months and five fights removed from his professional debut, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO),of Guizhu, China, will step up and fight in his first 10-round bout, facing off against hard-punching veteran and three-time world title challenger Luis "Chino" De La Rosa, (23-3-1, 13 KOs), of Barranquillla, Colombia.

Zou, trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, and De La Rosa will headline Champions of Gold, the all-action championship boxing event this Saturday, July 19, at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena. More...

De La Hoya Promoting Rematch Between Mayweather Jr, Maidana

By Jose Espinoza July 17th, 2014 All Boxing Articles

Following the huge announcement that Floyd Mayweather Jr. finalized the contract for a rematch with Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, Golden Boy Promotions is confirmed to promote its 10th consecutive Mayweather bout.

There was speculation going into these contract negotiations that Mayweather Promotions would take over this bout and that the Barclays Center in Brooklyn would be used rather than the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas as the venue for this highly anticipated fight.

According to published reports, the main reason Golden Boy Promotions was selected is due to Mayweather Promotions possibly facing a tax investigation from the IRS.

In New York, the State Athletic Comimission requires a promotional company to submit tax documents. Instead, Mayweather opted to use Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions promotional licence in Las Vegas.

This is a stunning turnaround considering Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe did interviews following Richard Schaefer’s resignation as Golden Boy CEO on June 2 and reportedly mentioned that Mayweather would no longer work with Golden Boy.

It is also worth noting that Mayweather Promotions is not licensed to promote in Nevada. It is filling an application with the Nevada Athletic Commission on July 23 in Las Vegas but, due to time constraints, has opted to use Golden Boy.

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