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Northwest Boxing Fixture Stan Naccarato Passes Away At 88

By Boxing Press May 30th, 2016 All Boxing News

To say Stan Naccarato was instrumental to the success of the Battle at the Boat boxing series would be an understatement.

A former multiple-time chairman of the state boxing commission and two-time President of the Tacoma Athletic Commission, Naccarato was at the forefront during the series’ infancy.

“Stan was there from the start doing a lot of the heavy lifting as we were looking to get things rolling,” said Brian Halquist, president of Halquist Productions, the organization which runs Battle at the Boat. “He sold tickets. He was our ring announcer. He was invaluable, just a jack of all trades.” More...

Hennessy: “Eubank Jr’s British Belt Isn’t His To Give Away.”

By Hennessy Sports May 27th, 2016 All Boxing News

British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr has offered to return his Lonsdale belt to its former owner, Nick Blackwell, despite not owning the belt outright.

The gesture was made this morning on ITV1's Good Morning Britain, but Blackwell's friend and former promoter, Mick Hennessy, aware that Eubank Jr needs three successful defences of the title before he can call it his own, is of the opinion that it's not much more than a publicity stunt at this stage.

"On the face of it, it seems like a really kind gesture from Chris," said Hennessy, "but, unfortunately, he has no right to make those sort of claims. The belt he currently has isn't his to give away. More...

Eubank Jr Defends British Title Against Doran At The O2

By Matchroom Boxing May 24th, 2016 All Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr will defend his British Middleweight title against Tom Doran at The O2 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Eubank Jr makes the first defence of the Lord Lonsdale belt he won against Nick Blackwell in March, taking on the hard-hitting Welsh danger man Doran on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s first defence of his IBF Heavyweight title.

Brighton star Eubank has stopped his last four opponents on his way to landing the British crown, and the 26 year old is determined to win the prestigious title outright before moving onto World honours – with father and son making it clear that the fearsome Gennady Golovkin is their number one target down the line. More...

Hatton: “Relikh Is Ready For A World Title Shot”

By Hatton Promotions May 24th, 2016 All Boxing News

Ricky Hatton believes Kiryl Relikh should be granted a shot at the WBA super-lightweight title following his demolition of Brazil’s Joaquin Carneiro Batista in Bolton, England, on Friday night, May 13.

The hard-hitting Belarusian, defending successfully his WBA Intercontinental super-lightweight title, was dominant from the outset and rocked Carneiro’s head back several times. More...

Chris Eubank Jr Signs New Promotional Deal With Matchroom Boxing

By Matchroom Boxing May 21st, 2016 All Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr has signed a new promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will box at The O2 on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Middleweight sensation will announce full details of his first fight back with promoter Eddie Hearn at a press conference on Thursday morning in London, as the Brighton star looks to kick-on from landing the British title in his last outing in March. More...

Sam Evans: “My Dad Bred Fighting Into Me”

By Hatton Promotions May 14th, 2016 All Boxing News

Sam Evans says he was made for fighting and he’ll prove it in Walsall this Saturday night, May 14.

The 20-year-old is quietly spoken outside of the ring, but inside it he lets his fists do the talking.

This weekend he gets the opportunity to stretch his perfect professional record to four victories when he faces Bulgaria’s Teodor Stefanov on Hatton Promotions and Black Country Boxing’s co-promotion at Banks’s Stadium. More...

Great Britain Amateur Star Felix Cash Turns Pro With Matchroom

By Matchroom Boxing May 14th, 2016 All Boxing News

Felix Cash has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will make his professional debut at The O2 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Decorated amateur Cash kicks off at Middleweight in the Greenwich venue and the Wokingham talent believes he’ll be hunting titles next summer as the 23 year old looks to transfer his amateur pedigree into the paid ranks, starting with a pro bow on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s first IBF Heavyweight title defence. More...

2012 Olympian Anthony Ogogo Back In Ring Glasgow May 28

By Matchroom Boxing May 14th, 2016 All Boxing News

Anthony Ogogo (8-0, 4 KOs) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on May 28 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.

Unbeaten Ogogo's professional career has been stop-start so far due to injury, with the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist set for his first action since July where he moved to 8-0 with a win in Germany over Ruslan Schelev. More...

Erislandy Lara Prepares For World Title Rematch With Martirosyan

By Boxing Press May 14th, 2016 All Boxing News

WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara is set to defend his world title and settle his score against Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan when the two meet in the main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader featuring the top 154-pound talent in the sport on Saturday, May 21 from The Chelsea, inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Live televised coverage on Showtime begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo taking on former champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout and his twin brother Jermell Charlo battling top challenger John Jackson for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Title. More...

Hibbert Lands Dream WBC Silver Title Clash London O2

By Matchroom Boxing May 10th, 2016 All Boxing News

John Wayne Hibbert can make huge strides in the world rankings after landing a dream clash with Andrea Scarpa for the WBC Silver Super Lightweight title at The O2 on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Hibbert kicked off 2016 in style by successfully defending his WBC International and Commonwealth titles with a final round KO win over Tommy Martin, and returns to the venue of his three cracking fights last year.

The Essex man defended his WBC strap with a stoppage win in January at The O2 against Tyler Goodjohn, then revisited his rivalry with Dave Ryan in two gripping clashes – losing his belts in May to the Derby man but reversing that stoppage loss in September. More...

IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Signs Deal With Showtime

By Matchroom Boxing May 6th, 2016 All Boxing News

Showtime Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive U.S. television partner of undefeated heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua.

The announcement was made today at the Hilton Syon Park outside London by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Showtime Sports and Eddie Hearn, President of Matchroom Sports.

The multi-fight agreement kicks-off on Saturday, June 25 when Joshua, a British sensation, attempts to make the first defence of his IBF Heavyweight Championship against undefeated American challenger Dominic Breazeale at the sold-out The O2 arena in London. More...

Lightweight World Champion Rances Barthelemy Battles Mickey Bey

By Boxing Press May 6th, 2016 All Boxing News

Undefeated lightweight world champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KOs) will make his first title defense against former world champion Mickey "The Spirit" Bey (22-1-1, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike Friday, June 3 at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT as unbeaten Puerto Rican prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (14-0, 10 KOs) takes on hard-hitting Mexican Victor "Pitufo" Proa (28-1-2, 21 KOs) in a 10-round bantamweight affair. 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...

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...

Statement By Hatton Promotions And Lucas Browne

By Hatton Promotions April 23rd, 2016 All Boxing News

Hatton Promotions wishes to confirm that on 15 April 2016 Lucas Browne undertook an independent polygraph test. This is a test often referred to and commonly known as a "lie detector" test.

We confirm that Lucas unequivocally passed the test. He did not knowingly or intentionally place banned substances including the drug clenbuterol into his system ahead of his world title victory against Ruslan Chagaev.

Lucas stated: "I am pleased that the polygraph test confirmed that I am telling the truth. The result is not a surprise to me as I have always said I am a clean athlete, I know I arrived in Grozny a clean athlete and I know I did nothing wrong when I was there. More...

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