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Towering Featherweight Phenom Barrios Returns To Ring

By Boxing Press October 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

Mario Barrios Towering Featherweight Phenom Barrios Returns To Ring

19-year old undefeated sensation, Mario Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs), returns back to action Wednesday October 8, 2014 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Barrios, a rising star from San Antonio Texas, will battle Mexico's Abraham Rubio in a four round bout. Barrios, who recently campaigned at Super-Bantamweight, will now fight at the Featherweight division. More...

Prospect Hibbert Gets WBC International Title Fight On Sky

By Matchroom Boxing October 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

John Wayne Hibbert says his fans will be the key as he takes a big step up to face Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez for the vacant WBC International Light Welterweight title on Saturday night at The O2, live on Sky Sports.

Hibbert had hoped to be in a domestic clash on the bill with a host of Britain’s up and coming Light Welterweights in action, but instead he has landed a huge chance to leapfrog those rivals and move onto better things by facing the Argentine who has knocked out 15 of his 22 victims. More...

World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Gonzalez, Barthelemy Retain Titles

By Wellington Amadulu October 7th, 2014 All Boxing Results

There were some good cards across the world over the weekend with two world title bouts as the main attraction.

WBC featherweight champ Jhonny Gonzalez, 57-8 (48), battered and toyed with faded former multi-weight world champ Jorge Arce, 64-8-2 (49), at Multiple Use Arena in Los Mochis, Mexico, dropping Arce twice before the one way traffic was stopped at 2:43 of the 11th round on Saturday night.

Arce announced his retirement afterward but will that pledge stick? Gonzalez will hopefully get an opportunity to unify the belts as the hammer-fisted left hook artist has paid his dues after a long and winding career.

On the undercard, 38 year old former two-weight world champ Celestino Caballero, 37-6 (24), had to use all his veteran wiles to survive 12 rounds with 22 year old heavy-handed contender Adrian Estrella, 19-0 (17), who pounded Caballero to the mat on four occasions to take a wide points verdict to retain the WBC Fecarbox super feather belt.

IBF super feather ruler Rances Barthelemy, 21-0 (12) kept hold of his crown with a competitive 12 round UD over challenger Fernando David Saucedo, 52-6 (3), who caused the champ a few problems via crafty boxing skills at Foxwoods Casino in Manshantucket, Connecticut in America.

Saucedo simply could not punch hard enough to trouble Barthelemy, who needs to up his activity rate if he is to be competitive among the division's elite.

On the undercard at Foxwoods, light middle Vanes Martirosyan, 35-1-1 (21), outworked opponent Willie Nelson, 23-2-1 (13), over ten rounds in an important contest for the WBO Intercontinental strap.

Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson, 32-4 (18), saw his career keep falling as he was handed a split decision loss by veteran Tommy Karpency, 24-4-1 (14), over ten rounds. More...

Solis Twists Ankle, October 18 Thompson Rematch Postponed

By Boxing Press October 7th, 2014 All Press Releases

The rematch between Odlanier Solis and Tony Thompson originally planned to take place on October 18 at Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany has to be postponed after "La Sombra" Solis suffered a sprained ankle in training in Miami.

"I flew straight to Miami when I heard of the injury to see how bad it is", says promoter Ahmet Oner. "Fortunately, the doctor says that no ligaments have been torn and nothing is broken. More...

Channel Five To Broadcast Monte Carlo Show Live To UK

By Boxing Press October 7th, 2014 All Boxing News

In a major coup for UK boxing fans, October 25’s “Title Tornado” tournament in Monte Carlo, jointly headlined by the UK’s Martin Murray in a world title eliminator and Stuart Hall in a world title fight, will be broadcast live on Channel Five in Britain.

Working in collaboration with leading promoter Mick Hennessy, and Hennessy Sports’ William Storey, Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman has ensured that Murray’s WBC Silver middleweight title defence against Domenico Spada and Hall’s IBF title fight against undefeated Randy Caballero will be seen by millions of households live on UK terrestrial television. More...

Antonio Tarver Jr Wins Pro Debut With Father In Corner

By Boxing Press October 7th, 2014 All Boxing Results

The auspicious professional debut of Antonio Tarver, Jr. this past Monday in Texas resulted in an impressive fourth-round technical knockout over Zachary Briones.

His father, five-time world light heavyweight champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), was supposed to headline a Golden Boy-promoted card on Fox Sports 1 against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs), however, a fracture of his left hand forced Tarver to withdraw from the fight but he did work his son's corner. More...

Gonzalez, Barthelemy Put World Titles At Risk Tonight

By Danny Wilson October 4th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

There are two world titles on the lines this evening as WBC Featherweight king Jhonny Gonzalez and IBF super feather boss Rances Barthelemy both see action.

Gonzalez, 56-8 (47), faces big ticket seller Jorge Arce, 64-7-2 (49), at the Multiplex Arena in Los Mochis, Mexico in what is sure to be an exciting bout for as long as it lasts.

At 35, Arce is on the downside of a great career that saw him hold world titles at light fly, bantam and super bantam while Gonzalez at 33 is still in his prime in his second reign as featherweight champ after holding a world title at bantam.

Expect no more than five rounds of all-guns blazing fisticuffs with Arce probably finishing the contest on his back but one can never count out "Travieso".

Barthelemy, 20-0 (12), meets the challenge of Argentina's Fernando David Saucedo, 52-5-3 (8), at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

Saucedo has a lot of experience and can box but without a concussive punch will be at a definite disadvantage against the far taller Cuban champion.

Barthelemy doesn't fight tall however, largely giving up his height advantage to scrap on the inside, giving the challenger a chance if he can control the distance and pace but this will probably be a successful defense for the champion.

Cleverly vs. Bellew Rematch Sells Out Echo Arena

By Matchroom Boxing October 4th, 2014 All Boxing News

Nathan Cleverly Tony Bellew rematch Cleverly vs. Bellew Rematch Sells Out Echo Arena

The rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on November 22 live on Sky Sports Box Office, has become the fastest selling sporting event at Liverpool’s Echo Arena after selling out in under 48 hours.

The bitter rivals return to the venue of their first clash in 2011 to finally face each other once again, and fight fans have snapped up all of the tickets on sale inside 48 hours. Their explosive second encounter, this time at Cruiserweight, is supported by a bumper undercard featuring Scott Quigg defending his WBA Super Bantamweight title and Jamie McDonnell defending his WBA Bantamweight strap against Walberto Ramos. More...

Larry “The Natural” Ekundayo Headlines York Hall Show October 11

By Goodwin Promotions October 4th, 2014 All Boxing News

The Natural Larry The Natural Ekundayo Headlines York Hall Show October 11

In just under two weeks “Time for the Natural” is being staged at York Hall, Bethnal Green, headed by the first Nigerian boxer ever to headline a professional boxing show at the iconic London venue.

The former Prizefighter winner and seven-fight undefeated Larry “The Natural” Ekundayo has his first title fight when he takes on Stanislav Nenkov for the International Masters Welterweight title on Saturday 11th October. More...

Boxing Stars Celebrate Micky Ward’s Birthday

By saddo October 4th, 2014 All Press Releases

DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino will celebrate the 49th birthday of "Irish" Micky Ward with boxing fans attending the Showtime Boxing Special Edition tripleheader on Saturday, October 4, airing live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast, from Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Promoter Lou DiBella promoted Ward (38-13, 27 KOs) during the latter part of his career, including the epic Arturo Gatti-Ward trilogy. DiBella and Ward, who fought out of Lowell, Massachusetts, developed a special relationship that continues today. More...

Crash And Burn: Rose, Burns On Comeback Trail In Leeds

By Matchroom Boxing October 4th, 2014 All Boxing News

Ricky Burns and Brian Rose are back in action on Saturday night and determined to bounce back from defeats in style as they box at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports in association with Grosvenor Casinos.

Both fighters enter new dawns on Saturday night, with the Scot moving up to Light Welterweight and the Blackpool man hunting a return to World title action. More...

Callum Smith Inspired By Brother Paul’s World Title Heroics

By Matchroom Boxing October 4th, 2014 All Press Releases

After witnessing one of his siblings challenge for a World title in Germany last weekend, Callum Smith is eyeing some massive fights for himself over the next 12 months ahead of his eight-round clash on Saturday night against Rafael Sosa Pintos at the First Direct Arena, Leeds live on Sky Sports in association with Grosvenor Casinos.

The Super Middleweight sensation is already on the lips of many in boxing after just 13 fights into his career. Callum is expecting to follow in eldest brother Paul’s footsteps by challenging for World honours after the 31 year old produced a career best performance in defeat to WBO 168 lb champion, Arthur Abraham. More...

“Storm” Alvarez Ready To Bring Heavy Weather To Monte Carlo

By Boxing Press October 2nd, 2014 All Press Releases

Canadian-based light-heavyweights are on a roll and the next one to come off the production line is threatening to do so in explosive style at Monte Carlo’s “Title Tornado” event on October 25.

Eleider Alvarez, who was born in Colombia, has been based in Montreal since his professional debut in 2009. He challenges South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg for the WBC Silver belt in a rare battle of unbeaten fighters.

“Storm” Alvarez is promoted by Yvon Michel’s GYM group, who last weekend celebrated Artur Beterbiev’s sensational knockout performance against Tavoris Cloud. WBC champion Adonis Stevenson and former champion Jean Pascal also rank among the Colombian’s teammates. More...

Teen Sensation Ozgul Faces ‘Old Master’ Scriven In London

By Boxing Press October 2nd, 2014 All Boxing News

Siar Ozgul Teen Sensation Ozgul Faces ‘Old Master’ Scriven In London

Unbeaten Light Middleweight teen sensation Siar Ozgul is set for a tough test later this month, when he takes on Nottingham’s hugely experienced Matt ‘Scriv’ Scriven on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted "Capital Punishment" mega-event at York Hall on Saturday 25th October, 2014. More...

Juan Carlos Payano Brings WBA Title Back To America

By Boxing Press October 2nd, 2014 All Boxing Results

Juan Carlos Payano Mike Tyson Juan Carlos Payano Brings WBA Title Back To America

This past Friday night in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Mesquite, Juan Carlos Payano won the WBA Bantamweight Super Crown from longtime champion Anselmo Moreno via sixth round technical decision.

Boxing legend and Payano promoter Mike Tyson of Iron Mike Productions was thrilled with Payano’s performance. More...

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