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Pacquiao vs. Algieri: The Press Tour Heard ‘Round The World

By Top Rank August 23rd, 2014 All Boxing News

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing 's only eight-division world champion, defends his WBO welterweight title against New York's undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring. More...

Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 Fighters Meet The Media

By Showtime Boxing August 19th, 2014 All Boxing News

Marcos "El Chino" Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his highly anticipated rematch with Floyd "Money" Mayweather in the main event of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2" on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on Showtime PPV, met with media members in Carson, Calif., last Saturday at StubHub Center and took part in an interview on the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.

Joining Maidana at the media roundtable were two-division world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz,and Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo, both of whom are on the pay-per-view undercard on Sept. 13. More...

Martin Murray Leads Next Monte Carlo Fight Night

By Boxing Press August 17th, 2014 All Boxing News

Middleweight Martin Murray’s charge to the world championship will continue on another Golden Gloves bill that takes place in Monaco on October 25.

The tournament will be staged at the glittering Salles des’Etoiles, which hosted the Golden Gloves Super Eight event and has also featured superstars from the world of music. More...

Super Middle Champ Carl Froch Takes A Tumble On BBC1

By Jane Warburton August 13th, 2014 All Boxing News

Super-Middleweight Champ - Carl Froch is in the latest reality celebrity challenge show which hit our TV screens this week. BBC1’s ‘Tumble’ sees celebrities complete gymnastic-style routines in a bid to win the six part contest.

The panel of four judges are Olympic and Commonwealth Medallist – Louis Smith, former Gymnast - Nadia Comaneci, French Choreographer - Sebastien Stella and Olympic Gymnast - Craig Heap.

Carl’s performance on the aerial hoop – alongside his professional partner Sita Bhuller, impressed the Judges – giving him a total of 26 points out of 40 which placed him in fourth position out of ten.

Competing against nine other celebrities from music or television backgrounds, Carl will have to perform an acrobatic floor routine in next weeks’ show.

Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Undercard Fighters Talk Fight Night

By Showtime Boxing August 13th, 2014 All Boxing News

With less than a week away to fight night, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and undercard fighters talk about their training camp experiences and expectations surrounding their big fights this Saturday, Aug. 16 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. live on Showtime.

In the main event, undefeated IBF Welterweight Champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter will defend his title against fellow unbeaten British sensation Kell Brook in a 12-round bout. In the co-feature, Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika seeks to retain his WBC Super Middleweight Championship when he faces Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell in a highly anticipated 12-round rematch of their Dec. 2013 split draw.

In the opening fight of the telecast, Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. will put his WBC Lightweight Title on the line when he faces mandatory challenger WBC Silver Lightweight Champion Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada in a 12-round bout.

Fight week has arrived, and as the Aug. 16 fighters wrap up camp, they answer a series of training camp related questions that offer some insight into their final preparations for this Saturday’s bouts. More...

Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Jorge Linares Meet The Media

By Showtime Boxing August 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

Unbeaten IBF Welterweight Champion “ShowTime” Shawn Porter and undefeated contender Kell Brook held an open media workout at Barry’s Gym in Las Vegas on Wednesday as they reach the apex of preparation for next Saturday’s world championship showdown.

Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), of Akron, Ohio, will defend his 147-pound crown against Britain’s Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in the main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader Saturday, Aug. 16, live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the storied StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., home to some of the most memorable, non-stop action, exciting fights in recent boxing memory. More...

WBA Update: Intercontinental Belt Status, Jessie Vargas Retains

By World Boxing Association August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

At least five Intercontinental WBA title fights are scheduled for the second half of 2014, according to the regional coordinator Mariana Borissova. The fights are defenses of the super bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight, and light heavy titles.

In addition, at least three regional fights at super middleweight, cruiser and heavyweight are expected to be scheduled for the beginning of 2015. More...

WBA Champ Quigg Set For Ambunda Defense September 13

By Matchroom Boxing August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA Super Bantamweight title against former World champion Paulus Ambunda in Manchester at the Phones 4u Arena on September 13, live on Sky Sports, as Anthony Crolla takes on former World champion Gamaliel Diaz, with tickets on sale from midday today.

Quigg defends the title for the third time against the current WBA and IBF International Super Bantamweight champion, who claimed those titles in May in his first fight at 122 lb since stepping up from Bantamweight where he won the WBO title in March, 2013. More...

On The Road Again: Willie Nelson Returns To The Ring

By Boxing Press August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

Super welterweight contender Willie "The Great" Nelson (22-1-1, 13 KOs), rated No. 5 in the world by the WBC, is back on track after surgery to his left elbow temporarily derailed his very promising career.

Nelson takes on former Mexican champion Luis "Slayer" Grajeda (17-2-2, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event on this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights, airing live from Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada. More...

Rustam Nugaev Prepared For Shafikov IBF Elimination Bout

By Gary Shaw Productions August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

Gary Shaw Productions' highly ranked lightweight contender, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs), rated IBF #5, WBC #3 and WBA #7, is less than two weeks away from his mandatory IBF elimination bout with Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs). The 12-round bout 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 on the current state of his training camp:
"Training camp has been very hard this time around. We always train hard but in this camp we stepped it up a bit. I've been sparring with top level opposition and I'm in great shape. I feel my punches are landing with a lot of force. There are no corners being cut in this camp and I'll be ready to fight to the death against Shafikov." More...

Broner, Matthysse, Berto Featured On Showtime September 6

By Showtime Boxing August 2nd, 2014 All Boxing News

Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a Showtime Championship Boxing event on Saturday, Sept. 6 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Broner will face talented young prospect Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout. In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the same weight class, Argentine powerhouse Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse will attempt to continue his road back to the top of the 140-pound division when he meets unbeaten Mexican slugger Roberto Ortiz. More...

Tyson Fury Rollercoaster Continues: Ustinov Fight Now Off

By Jane Warburton July 27th, 2014 All Boxing News

Tyson Fury has now pulled out of tonight’s heavyweight fight against Belarusian - Alexander Ustinov.

The heavyweight giant was scheduled to fight Dereck Chisora but the Londoner was forced to pull out of the contest on Monday having sustained an injury.

Ustinov stepped in at late notice but now Fury has been pulled out after his Uncle Hughie was taken seriously ill.
The Manchester event will still go ahead.

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...

Lara Vows To Light Up Hot-Head Alvarez On BoxNation

By BoxNation July 12th, 2014 All Boxing News

Erislandy Lara has said he doesn’t owe Canelo Alvarez anything other than left hands as he prepares to do battle with the Mexican superstar this weekend.

The Cuban light-middleweight takes on the dangerous Alvarez this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on BoxNation, and despite being one of the divisions most avoided fighters says he isn’t indebted to the former unified champion for taking the fight. More...

Brook Out To Prove He Is Indeed Special Against Porter

By Matchroom Boxing July 12th, 2014 All Boxing News

Kell Brook has vowed to prove he is a World class fighter by ripping the IBF Welterweight crown from Shawn Porter when they clash at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on August 16.

Brook has had to bide his time for his first World title fight with three clashes against previous champion Devon Alexander cancelled through injury to both men.

The unbeaten Sheffield star will travel to America in two weeks’ time to complete his training camp, and Brook says that the time has come to show the world he belongs at the very top. More...

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