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Huck, Glowacki, Tarver, Cunningham Fight Tonight In Newark

By Richard Eberline August 14th, 2015 All Boxing Previews

One Germany's biggest stars of the ring comes to fight in America for the first time as WBO cruiserweight champ Marco Huck headlines the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Huck, 38-2-1 (26), squares off against undefeated Pole Krzysztof Glowacki, 24-0 (15), and the 30 year old Berlin resident will put his belt at risk for the 14th occasion.

29 year old southpaw Glowacki has won the WBO European/Intercontinental and Polish titles but has never gone above a Continental level of competition not fought outside of his homeland.

This bout is designed for Huck to look good in front of an American audience, which will likely occur given Glowacki's inexperience at world level in terms of opposition faced and handling the high profile media spotlight.

This also could be Huck's final appearance in the cruiser division after 11 years at the weight, which could also explain the appearance of the chief support bout on the bill: Steve Cunningham vs. Antonio Tarver at heavyweight, with Huck probably penciled in to face the winner next year in the same venue.

Huck made one previous appearance at heavyweight, giving the WBA champ at the time, Alexander Povetkin, a very hard time in 2012 on the way to losing a somewhat controversial majority decision.

But Huck also gets hit a lot in his bouts and after 41 contests, could have left it too late to hope to compete against the reigning champs at heavyweight, Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder. More...

Women’s Boxing Featured On “Lords Of The Ring II” Show

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Press Releases

Promoters Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott today announced that they have added two further Female professional bouts, in addition to the one already on the card, to their upcoming "Lords Of The Ring II" event, which takes place at the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday, August 29.

Heading up the female contingent on the Capital City’s new season opener, is British #1 ranked Super Bantamweight and reigning MBC International Champion, Marianne Marston.

This will be the first chance for Marston’s fans to see her in action this year, as she suffered a relapse to the severely damaged piriformis muscle she tore during the buildup to the WBU European title challenge against Hana Horakova in March last year. More...

Local Boxers Barboza, Gonsalves Victorious At Hyannis Fight Night

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Boxing Results

In front of over 800 people Saturday night at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC), Boston Boxing Promotions brought professional Boxing back to Cape Cod for the first time in nearly a decade, and it was an action packed evening of fights.

In the main event of the evening, Hyannis' Jesse Barboza (10-1-1, 6 KO's) made quick work of Pennsylvania's Jesse Oltmanns (10-6, 7 KO's) with a first round KO to win the Northeast Heavyweight Championship.

A left hook early in round one staggered Oltmanns into the ropes. A follow up barrage of body punches and another big left hook to the head put Oltmanns down. Referee Jackie Morell immediately called a halt to the fight and the official time of the KO was 1:11 of round one. More...

Puerto Rico’s Velasquez Plans For Victory In Fortuna World Title Shot

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Boxing News

Carlos Velasquez Puerto Ricos Velasquez Plans For Victory In Fortuna World Title Shot

Fighting in his first world title bout on Tuesday September 29, 2015, Puerto Rican super lightweight contender Carlos Velasquez (19-1, 12 KOs) is eager to give undefeated WBA Champion Javier Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs) a first loss.

The PBC on Fox Sports 1 will televise the bout starting at 9PM ET Eastern Time/6PM PT.

Velasquez, who represented Puerto Rico in the 2004 Olympics, is thriving at the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a world champion. He believes he has advantages that will lead him to victory. On the line with be Fortuna's WBA World title. More...

Heavyweight Travis Kauffman Makes Long Awaited Return Friday

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Boxing News

This Friday night, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman (28-1, 20 KO's) will be back in action for the first time in 19 months when he takes on Richard Carmack (13-6, 11 KO's) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

The off-TV bout will take place on a card that is headlined by former world champions Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham and televised by Spike TV.

Kauffman of Reading, PA, has been out of action due to knee surgery to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The heavyweight has been rehabilitating for the better part of 2015 as he started his journey in Houston, Texas and continued his boxing training in Reading and Philadelphia. More...

Fight Network To Televise Salita Promotions’ “Brooklyn Brawl” Show

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Press Releases

For the past few years, Dmitriy Salita has been putting on action-packed fight cards, featuring evenly-matched bouts which showcase champions, contenders and prospects looking to claw their way up the fistic ladder of success.

Now, even more fight fans will get a chance to check out Salita's "Brooklyn Brawl" fare; The promoter is proud and excited to announce that the latest Salita card, showing off talent like future heavyweight champion Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, cruiserweight contender Steven Geffrard and middleweight up-and-comer Akil Auguste, will be televised on Fight Network. More...

“Kid Chocolate” Headlines PBC On NBC Show Against Unheralded Zerafa

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Press Releases

Undefeated middleweight star Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will headline in a 12-round middleweight bout against Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) while super welterweight world champion Cornelius "K-9" Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) defends against undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) on an action-packed edition of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Saturday, September 12 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

"I'm ready and excited to return to the ring on NBC on September 12," said Quillin. "I'm already deep into training camp and preparing to be in the best shape of my career. I know my opponent is dangerous and he's coming to make a name for himself. I'm at the top of my game and I plan to stay there." More...

Exciting Super Bantam Prospect Hanrahan Ready For Return

By Boxing Press August 13th, 2015 All Press Releases

Liam Hanrahan, promoted by Coldwell Boxing, makes his long awaited return to the ring on October 24 at Kings Hall in Stoke on a Carl Greaves/Scott Lawton promotion.

Hanrahan has his first outing in over a year since losing his undefeated record in shocking fashion against Polish import, Krzysztof Rogowski. The Macclesfield star was pencilled in for action back in February but that was placed on hold.

Now the exciting puncher is ready to return and is excited about his immediate prospects. More...

Murray Replaces McDonnell On Matchroom Leeds Fight Card

By Matchroom Boxing August 13th, 2015 All Boxing News

At the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports, Martin Murray will take part in his first championship bout since facing Gennady Golovkin.

The St. Helens star moved up to Super Middleweight in June and has stopped both opponents at the weight following his brave World title challenge against pound-for-pound Middleweight star Golovkin in February, and will battle for his first strap at his new weight, with an opponent to be named soon.

Gavin McDonnell’s European Super Bantamweight title defence against Jeremy Parodi will take place in October with Gavin travelling to Texas with his brother Jamie as he faces Tomoki Kameda in a rematch for his WBA Bantamweight title. More...

“Big Daddy” Browne Faces Up To 7 Footer Julius Long

By Hatton Promotions August 13th, 2015 All Boxing News

Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne will now face giant American Julius "Towering Inferno" Long on Friday night, August 14, due to Icho Larenas pulling out as a result of legal problems.

Larenas was himself a replacement for Gonzalo Basile, but Hatton Promotions' international matchmaker Philippe Fondu received word late on Thursday that it was unlikely that the Canadian former MMA star would be allowed to leave Argentina, where he is now based.

After working through the night, Fondu, Browne's manager Matt Clark, and agent Juan Pablo Manfredi, managed to secure a deal with 7ft 1in Long, who is a very experienced pro and has fought a who's who of the heavyweight division. More...

World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Singyu Wins WBO Title In Thailand

By Wellington Amadulu August 11th, 2015 All Boxing Results

There was only one world title contest this weekend and that clash for the vacant WBO bantam crown occurred on Friday at Central Stadium in Ratchaburi, Thailand with Bangkok's Pundluang Sor Singyu, 51-3 (35), taking on Ryo Akaho, 26-2-2 (18).

Local veteran Singyu won the WBO bantam belt in 2012, only to lose it five months later and then failed in his bid to unseat champion Tomoki Kameda in 2014.

Singyu is only 27 years old but having had to endure the wear and tear of 53 professional fights, this could have been his last shot to regain the world stage.

Across the ring was the taller Akaho, of Yokohama, Japan, who came into the contest with seven straight wins, six inside the distance, and as the WBO International titlist.

The lanky 29 year old has also held the OPBF super fly crown over two defenses but had jumped up to bantam after an unsuccessful 2012 attempt at the WBC title at 115 pounds.

Once the bell rang in Ratchaburi, the combatants dispensed with any feeling out strategy, as jabs were just used as rangefinders for big right hands. Akaho got in the first good shot but Singyu took it well. More...

WBC Champ Stevenson Chooses Karpency For Next Title Defense

By Gonzo Glenn Gasket August 8th, 2015 All Boxing News

It was announced this week that WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson will defend his title against challenger Tommy Karpency on September 11 at Toronto's Richoh Centre.

This is a big disappointment to fans that were hoping to see "Superman" face WBA/WBO/IBF kingpin Sergey Kovalev, who in late July destroyed yet another opponent.

Obviously, putting together a unification contest of epic proportions would take time to build the pairing through the media in order to maximize financial gain and that will have to wait.

But why Karpency? He's a good fighter with plenty of experience but he's not one of the top men in the division and he's ranked #9 in the WBC, so not even the mandatory challenger.

The answer is probably that this is a "stay busy" bout for Stevenson, hoping to avoid both inactivity and a loss until the Kovalev unification finally materializes.

Let's take a look at the eight fighters that are rated above Karpency in the WBC rankings: Issac Chilemba, Andrzej Fonfara, Eleider Alvarez, Artur Beterbiev, Jean Pascal, Edwin Rodriguez, Sean Monaghan and Tommy Oosthuizen.

Oosthuizen lost his IBO belt on the scales in June and is probably no longer a light heavyweight, Monaghan might be a world beater but with the padded record he has, who knows if he can really fight?

Rodriguez also has faced a lot of underachievers and was badly outboxed by Andre Ward when he did step up to world class, while Jean Pascal barely made it past an unknown Cuban last month. More...

Tempers Flare Between Barboza, Oltmans At Hyannis Weigh-In

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2015 All Press Releases

Tonight at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC), Hyannis' Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO's) and Pennsylvania's Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KO's) will compete for the Northeast Heavyweight Championship.

Also on the card, Harwich's Paul Gonsalves (7-7-1, 3 KO's) is scheduled to face off in an eight-round light heavyweight fight against Mexico's Rafael Valenzuela (8-5, 1 KO) and Pembroke's Vinnie Carita (9-1-1, 9 KO's) takes on Jose Humberto Corral (18-18, 12 KO's) with two additional four-round fights on the undercard. More...

Lennox Lewis To Be Inducted Into Nevada BHOF Tonight

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2015 All Boxing News

Superstar heavyweight Lennox Lewis, the last undisputed heavyweight champion and a former Olympic gold medallist with an amaeur victory over Riddick Bowe and professional victories over boxing legends such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko, confirmed Wednesday that he will return to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame's third annual induction gala at Caesars Palace on Saturday, August 8.

Lewis is the latest in a gaggle of stars who have announced they'll attend the popular gala induction ceremony.

In addition to Lewis, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has confirmed that Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather will also attend the high-profile event as the newest members of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. More...

GH3 Promotions Signs Welter Prospect Keenan Smith

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2015 All Press Releases

GH3 Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Jr. Welterweight Keenan Smith to an exclusive promotional contract.

Smith of Philadelphia has a record of 7-0 with 2 knockouts after turning pro in 2009 and is regarded as a highly skilled professional.

"It's a pleasure to sign with GH3 Promotions," said Smith. "I like the way they move their fighters and they are starting to do big things and I feel I fit in with that. I like the way Vito Mielnicki operates. They have been getting a lot of television dates and I look forward to showcasing my skills throughout the country." More...

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