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Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina Ready To Light Up US Capital City

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Four of the top super middleweights in the world shared a stage Thursday afternoon as Badou Jack, Lucian Bute, James DeGale and Rogelio Medina participated in the final press conference for their fights this Saturday, April 30, on Showtime Championship Boxing from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on Showtime and features the WBC champion Jack battling the former champion Bute, while the IBF titleholder DeGale takes on the top rated contender Medina. The winners of these fights have agreed to meet in a world title unification later this year. More...

Guzman, Rojas, Both Dirrells, Caparello, Truax Weigh-In At AC

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

The principal boxers involved in the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike card that will take place tonight at The Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City weighed in yesterday.

Super Bantamweights, 12 rounds
Jonathan Guzman: 122 lb
Daniel Rosas: 121.2 lb

Light Heavyweights, 10 rounds
Andre Dirrell: 169 lb
Blake Caparello: 167 lb More...

Feather King Lomachenko Goes Up In Weight Against WBO Champ Martinez

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

You better believe Saturday night's alright for fighting, especially in New York on Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend!

Three-time world champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez and WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will go mano a mano for Martinez's WBO junior lightweight title and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo, will risk his WBO Latino lightweight crown, undefeated record and No. 2 world rating against Juan Jose Martinez in the co-main event of a championship doubleheader Saturday, June 11, one day before the famed Puerto Rican Day Parade, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. More...

Carl Frampton Gets Crack At Santa Cruz July 30 At Barclays Center

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Belfast’s undefeated Carl Frampton will take on California’s undefeated Leo Santa Cruz for the latter’s WBA featherweight super title on Saturday July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Frampton makes the career defining step up in weight to the Featherweight division having recently dethroned WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg on February 27 in Manchester to become the unified champion at that weight.

The Santa Cruz fight represents the biggest fight out there for the twenty-nine year old Frampton and the man they call ‘The Jackal’ is determined to bring the Featherweight title back to Belfast. 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...

Thurman vs. Porter Welterweight Showdown Finally On In NYC

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Welterweight world champion Keith Thurman and former champion Shawn Porter went face-to-face Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan as they hosted a press conference to discuss their highly anticipated Saturday, June 25 showdown on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending his title against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

Thurman and Porter went eye-to-eye and talked about their eagerly awaited 147-pound world title clash that takes place in primetime on June 25. More...

Rising Promotions Back At Claridge Hotel May 27 Atlantic City

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

On Friday night, May 27, a big night of boxing will kick off a holiday weekend at The Claridge in Atlantic City as Rising Promotions will present a terrific card of boxing.

"We are excited to come back to the Claridge. Thanks to the whole staff at Rising Promotions and the AC Boxing Hall of Fame, we are able to do our third show in only five months and give local fighters the opportunity to showcase their talent," said Debra LaManna of Rising Star Promotions.

In the main event, it will be about New Jersey bragging rights as Isiah Seldon will take on Eddie Edmond in a bout scheduled for six-rounds. More...

Andre Berto Ready To Gain Revenge In Victor Ortiz Rematch

By Showtime Boxing April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Former two-time world champion Andre "The Beast" Berto has wrapped up training camp and is set to travel to Southern California for his highly anticipated rematch against "Vicious" Victor Ortiz that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Fox and Fox Deportes this Saturday, April 30 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Prior to the start of televised fights, an Official Fan Fest will be held for ticket holders outside of StubHub Center. The events start at 2:30 p.m. PT and features a Corona Beer Garden, food trucks, music from the band Metalachi and autograph signings with popular fighters including Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Shawn Porter and more. More...

Guzman vs. Rosas Added To Atlantic City Double Dirrell Show

By Boxing Press April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Undefeated knockout artist Jonathan Guzman (20-0, 20 KOs) will battle Mexico's Daniel Rosas (20-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round super bantamweight title eliminator in the opening bout of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike on Friday, April 29 from the Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features the return of the Dirrell brothers as Andre "The Resurrected" Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) takes on Minnesota's Caleb "Golden" Truax (26-2-2, 6 KOs) while Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) battles Australia's Blake Caparello (22-1-1, 6 KOs) in a pair of 10-round super middleweight bouts. Guzman and Rosas will fight for the number two contender spot for the world title currently held by Carl Frampton. More...

Singleton vs. Anwar For WBC International Silver Welter Title

By Matchroom Boxing April 29th, 2016 All Press Releases

Shayne Singleton will take on Adil Anwar in a classic war of the roses clash for the vacant WBC International Silver Welterweight title at the Manchester Arena on May 7, live on Sky Sports.

Singleton claims home turf for the battle, and it’s the second time the Lancastrian has fought for the strap - having met Sam Eggington for it last March. More...

Does Any Middleweight Stand A Chance Against Gennady Golovkin?

By Hermann Helmut April 27th, 2016 All Boxing Articles

In light of this past weekend's devastating display of shock and awe by middleweight world champion Gennady Golvkin, the question remains; is there any boxer in the world today, at or less than 160 pounds, that could derail the Kazakh destroyer?

Dominc Wade came into his challenge of Golovkin's two world titles, the WBA "Super" and IBF, along with the WBC's Interim belt, as an undefeated prospect who was the mandatory challenger for the IBF strap of "GGG".

The 28 year old American left the ring at the Forum in Inglewood, California with the first loss on his record after receiving a two round thrashing at the hands of Golovkin, who barely appeared to break a sweat while battering Wade, 18-1 (12), to the floor three times.

At 34 years of age, Golovkin, 35-0 (32), has now made 15 title defenses over seven years and has crushed his opposition within the distance during 22 consecutive appearance. He clearly is in the prime of his career and no middleweight in the world wants to meet him in the ring, or rather their backers aren't interested.

Placing Boxing politics/business aside, could anyone out there seriously challenge the king of the hill?

The top name on everyone's list of prospective Golovkin opponents, WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, 46-1-1 (32), has reportedly insisted that Golovkin must make 155 pounds before he will agree to the fight.

As Golovkin's team have stated a reluctance to go below 160 pounds, don't count on this one occurring in 2016. Which is probably a good thing, at any weight, for Alvarez, who is defending his title against a welterweight, Amir Khan, on May 7 in Las Vegas.

Alvarez, who has defeated such top names as Miguel Cotto, Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout, but was beaten in a competitive contest by Floyd Mayweather Jr, would probably be the best offensive fighter to square off with Golovkin if they ever do tangle. More...

Joshua Puts IBF Crown At Risk Against Undefeated Breazeale

By Matchroom Boxing April 27th, 2016 All Press Releases

Anthony Joshua MBE will make the first defence of his IBF Heavyweight title against unbeaten American Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale at The O2 in London on June 25.

Joshua took both the belt and unbeaten record of American Charles Martin at the same venue on April 9, and he'll be looking to take another '0' in his maiden defence.

Breazeale brings a formidable 17-0 record to the UK with 15 wins inside the distance and enters the clash on the back of forcing Amir Mansour to retire after five rounds of their clash in January. The Californian is no stranger to London having represented USA in the 2012 Olympic Games, where Joshua won gold. More...

Upton Proudest Man On Planet After Irish Title Win

By Hatton Promotions April 27th, 2016 All Press Releases

Pauly Upton says he’s the proudest man on the planet following his vacant Irish super-welterweight title victory in Northampton on Saturday night.

The Ricky Hatton-trained 27-year-old halted the experienced Terry Maughan in the sixth round to become the Emerald Isle’s champion and he still hasn’t come down from cloud nine.

Upton, the oldest of three fighting brothers, was the aggressor from the start and rocked Maughan in the second round before turning up the pressure four rounds later. More...

Louis Cuddy Vs Paul Drago Ringside Report

By Jane Warburton April 23rd, 2016 All Ringside Boxing

Louis Cuddy Vs Paul Drago Louis Cuddy Vs Paul Drago Ringside Report
Click the above Image for more Louis Cuddy Vs Paul Drago Photos

At the Robin Park Arena, Wigan, last night, Paul Drago won the International Classic Challenge Belt by stopping Louis Cuddy in the sixth round.

The Steve Wood – VIP Boxing Promotions event featured seven contests in total. Results as follows:

Louis Cuddy (Liverpool) v Paul Drago (Bolton via Lithuania)
10 x 3 Cruiserweight Contest for the ‘International Classic Challenge Title’

Drago (aka Pav) has the better start in round 1 but Cuddy settles in later in the round and starts to land body-shots. It’s a better round 2 for Cuddy who begins to offload more body-shots and some great uppercuts. More...

Golovkin, Gonzalez Put World titles At Risk Tonight In LA

By Richard Eberline April 23rd, 2016 All Boxing Previews

Boxing's most dominating divisional champion is back in action tonight as middleweight Gennady "GGG" Golovkin puts his WBA. IBF, IBO and Interim WBC crowns up for grabs at the storied Forum venue in Los Angles. Once again fighting on a Golovkin undercard is WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez.

34 year old Golovkin, 34-0 (31), has torn through his opposition since turning pro in 2006, winning all 34 of his contests, including 21 consecutive wins by stoppage and making 14 WBA title defenses.

Right now, the Kazakhstan born slugger is the most feared boxer on the planet and much attention has been given to a potential future showdown with WBC titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, which could happen if Alvarez defeats Amir Khan next month and Golovkin can win his title defense tonight against mandatory challenger Dominic Wade.

Wade, 18-0 (12), brings little name recognition to the table but did win a split decision against former world champion Sam Soliman last year to become, by default, Golovkin's mandatory challenger as "GGG" KO'd David Lemieux last October to add the IBF belt to his collection.

Does Wade have a chance to derail the Golovkin juggernaut? It's unlikely but, this is Boxing and bigger upsets than this have occurred.

One of the problems for Wade is that although he is the IBF mandatory challenger, he doesn't have a great deal of experience.

The only world class opponent Wade faced, 41 year old Soliman, gave the 26 year old Maryland man real difficulty and Wade's split decision victory is generally considered by many in the media to be controversial.

The other side of the coin, however, is that Soliman is perhaps the most awkward top level opponent in any division and no one has ever looked good against the slippery Aussie. More...

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