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Pioneering Boxer Bill Richmond To Be Honored In London

By Boxing Press July 31st, 2015 All Boxing News

A permanent memorial to pioneering black boxer Bill Richmond (1763-1829) will be unveiled by Earl George Percy at the Tom Cribb pub, in Panton Street, London on Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 2pm.

A portrait of Richmond and a plaque summarising his amazing life and career will adorn the wall of the historic pub owned by Shepherd Neame brewery in recognition of Richmond’s position in history as the first black sportsman to achieve international fame and significance.

The unveiling will take place at a launch event for Luke G. Williams’ new book Richmond Unchained: The Biography of the World’s First Black Sporting Superstar, which is published on 15 August by Amberley Books.

Born into slavery in America, Richmond travelled to England in the 1770's thanks to the kindly intervention of Earl Hugh Percy, a British soldier renowned for his humanitarianism, who ensured that Richmond received an education and was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. More...

Crolla Gets Perez Rematch Following Controversial Draw

By Matchroom Boxing July 31st, 2015 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla has been granted a rematch with Darleys Perez for the WBA Lightweight champion following their controversial fight in Manchester on July 18.

Crolla produced a superb performance against the Colombian at the Manchester Arena and looked to have landed the belt after Perez had two points deducted for low blows in the latter rounds, only for the fight to be ruled a majority draw much to the dismay of the Manchester man and the packed home crowd. More...

Brandon Bennett vs. Jonathan Maicelo August 28 In Washington DC

By Boxing Press July 31st, 2015 All Boxing News

On Friday night, August 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital of Washington, DC, King's Promotions will present a spectacular night of boxing that will feature some of the best talent in the United States.

In the main event, Brandon Bennett will square off with former world title challenger Jonathan Maicelo in a Lightweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. More...

Campbell, Ward, Burns, Jones Ready For Big Hull Show

By Matchroom Boxing July 31st, 2015 All Boxing News

Luke Campbell MBE says Tommy Coyle won’t want to have a war with him when they meet in an official eliminator for the WBC Lightweight title at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull, live on Sky Sports.

Campbell and Coyle clash in an east versus west fight that has divided their hometown and, with local pride and a boost in the WBC rankings on the line, the stakes couldn’t be higher for the Hull pair.

The Olympic hero riled Coyle with comments made in an interview with Boxing Monthly but Campbell says that the fight is just business to him as he looks to move onto the world scene, and says he’ll prove that Coyle’s reputation for loving a war in the ring is misguided. More...

Cambell, Coyle Talk Spar Wars Ahead Of Hull Showdown

By Matchroom Boxing July 25th, 2015 All Boxing News

Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium on August 1 live on Sky Sports, and the pair opened up on their fiery sparring when they were amateurs.

The Hull duo meet in an official eliminator for the WBC Lightweight title, but after a spicy press conference, bragging rights on home turf for the former friends turned enemies could be the biggest prize on offer.

The Lightweight stars clashed at a June media event over comments Campbell made in Boxing Monthly, and in our footage, both fighters recall their tussles at the St Paul’s Boxing Academy. More...

July 25 PBC On NBC Fighters Meet The Las Vegas Press

By Boxing Press July 24th, 2015 All Boxing News

Beibut Shumenov BJ Flores July 25 PBC On NBC Fighters Meet The Las Vegas Press

Fighters competing in a pair of exciting cruiserweight matchups on Saturday's Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN event held a final press conference Thursday in advance of their July 25 bouts at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) taking on B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) in a 12 round showdown. A 10 round battle between undefeated fighters Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) and Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs) will also be featured on the telecast. More...

Heavyweight Prospect Whyte Faces Junior On Hull Card

By Matchroom Boxing July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

Dillian Whyte will face Irineu Beato Costa Junior at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on August 1, live on Sky Sports.

Whyte is hunting down the winner of the clash between Anthony Joshua MBE – whom he beat in the amateurs – and Gary Cornish later in the year. Those two fight for the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title at The O2 on September 12, a night that features Whyte on the undercard. More...

Andrade vs. Mundine? Controversy Abounds During Negoatiations

By Boxing Press July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

The war of words continue between representatives of undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) and former two-time super middleweight titlist Anthony "The Man" Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs).

Team Andrade issued a press release last Saturday night regarding an agreement it alleged Team Mundine had reneged on for a fight between the two aforementioned fighters next month in Australia.

Team Mundine issued a statement yesterday, in which it claimed it had never agreed to a deal, largely because it included a three-fight option on Mundine. More...

Tarver Aiming To Become World’s Oldest Heavyweight Champ

By Boxing Press July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

Antonio Tarver Tarver Aiming To Become Worlds Oldest Heavyweight Champ

Five-time world champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) honestly believes that he is destined to become the oldest world heavyweight champion in boxing history.

Before he gets a world title shot against fellow 1996 Olympian Wladimir Klitschko, the universally recognized world heavyweight champion, Tarver realizes that he has to get past former two-time IBF champion Steve "USS" Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in their 12-round heavyweight showdown August 14 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. More...

British Champ Blackwell Eyes Winner Of Lee vs. Saunders

By Boxing Press July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

Reigning British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell one day hopes to win a version of the world middleweight title, but knows such plans will go up in smoke should he lose his Lonsdale belt to Damon Jones on July 25 at Derby Arena.

Still, the talented 24-year-old is allowing himself to dream big and is encouraged by the upcoming WBO middleweight title fight between Ireland's Andy Lee and England's Billy Joe Saunders.

“I'm really looking forward to the fight,” said Blackwell. “They're both middleweights and they could both be future opponents for me. More...

Undefeated Heavyweights Joshua, Cornish Meet Face To Face

By Matchroom Boxing July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

Anthony Joshua Gary Cornish Undefeated Heavyweights Joshua, Cornish Meet Face To Face

Anthony Joshua MBE and Gary Cornish came face-to-face for the first time today, ahead of their clash for the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title at The O2 on Saturday September 12, live on Sky Sports.

Joshua is in the process of turning The O2 into a hometown fortress having made his debut there back in October 2013 and in his last outing destroying former World title challenger Kevin Johnson in the Greenwich venue in May. More...

GH3 Promotions Releases Statement On Jerry Odom Defeat

By Boxing Press July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

This past Friday night at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Jerry Odom (13-2, 12 KO's) was stopped in three rounds by Samuel Clarkson (15-3, 9 KO's) in what was supposed to be a fight contested in the Super Middleweight division.

Odom of Washington, DC, did his part to meet his contractual obligation and made the 168 pound contracted weight. Unfortunately Clarkson checked in over four pounds higher at 172.8

In the morning - after weigh in, Clarkson was only supposed to be 10 pounds over the contracted weight and could not come in over 180 but once again was overweight at 184.6 pounds. Odom was 173 pounds. More...

Douglas Defeats Szili In Thrilling ShoBox Quadrupleheader

By Showtime Boxing July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

ShoBox: The New Generation celebrated its 14th anniversary with an action-packed card. Undefeated middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) of Washington D.C. finished off Istvan "The Prince" Szili (18-1-2, 8 KOs) of Frekendorf, Switzerland, with an impressive third round TKO in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, July 17 from Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, Pa. The event was televised live on Showtime.

The show was promoted by GH3 Promotions in association with King's Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions and Main Events. More...

Two Critical Decisions Paying Dividends For Beibut Shumenov

By Boxing Press July 22nd, 2015 All Boxing News

 Beibut2 Two Critical Decisions Paying Dividends For Beibut Shumenov

Nearly one year ago, former WBA Light Heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) made two critical decisions that are now paying dividends as the 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian prepares for this Saturday night's showdown with B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) at The Palms in Shumenov's adopted home of Las Vegas. More...

Chavez Jr, Reyes, Frampton, Gonzalez Final Quotes

By Showtime Boxing July 18th, 2015 All Boxing News

Fighters competing on the huge Premier Boxing Champions on CBS and Showtime Championship Boxing cards held an open to the public final press conference Thursday before they enter the ring this Saturday, July 18 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

The evening event on Showtime features Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) returning to the ring to face Marco Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs).

In the co-main event, Puerto Rican Olympian McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) takes on Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 14 KOs) of the Philippines for the IBF Junior Bantamweight Championship. More...

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