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Mayweather, Hopkins Get National Portrait Gallery Honor

By Boxing Press April 11th, 2014 All Press Releases

Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce the donation of portraits of living boxing legends and future Hall of Famers Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

The portraits, taken by renowned sports photographer Holger Keifel, are a part of the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection in Washington, DC. More...

Brandon Gonzalez Confident Going Into DeGale IBF Eliminator

By Gary Shaw Productions April 11th, 2014 All Press Releases

Gary Shaw Productions and Antonio Leonard Promotions are happy to announce that their undefeated super-middleweight contender, Brandon Gonzales (18-0-1, 10 KOs), will fight James DeGale (18-1, 12 KOs) on the undercard of Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KOs) vs. George Groves (19-1, 15 KOs) at Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom on May 31, 2014.

The 12-round bout will be for the IBF mandatory position.

Gonzales is currently ranked IBF # 3 while DeGale is ranked IBF # 4. Both fighters are looking to capitalize on this momentous opportunity with victor most likely to challenge the winner of Froch vs. Groves. More...

Super Middle Contender James DeGale Signs With Matchroom

By Matchroom Boxing April 11th, 2014 All Press Releases

James DeGale has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Sport and will face Brandon Gonzales in a final eliminator for the IBF Super Middleweight title on May 31, at Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The 2008 Olympic Gold medal hero will take on the unbeaten American for the right to face the winner of Carl Froch and George Groves, as the Brit rivals do battle on the same night in a rematch for Froch’s WBA and IBF belts.

DeGale is on the cusp of his first World title challenge but the 28 year old knows Gonzales brings a great threat from across the pond, and the Londoner is delighted to be facing the 29 year old at the national stadium in his first fight with new promoter Eddie Hearn. More...

Clottey Floors Mundine Multiple Times Enroute To Victory

By Star Boxing April 9th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Joshua "The Grandmaster" Clottey went down under to Australia and produced a virtuoistic performance as he thoroughly dominated hometown hero Anthony Mundine over 12 rounds to win the WBA International Jr. Middleweight title.

From the very start, Clottey showed he was the better fighter and imposed his will on Mundine.

Clottey took the fight to the Aussie and scored the first of what would be five knockdowns in the third round.

The assault continued with Clottey scoring two more knockdowns in the sixth, and one in each of the the eighth and tenth rounds. More...

The WBA Salutes Champions Danny Garcia, Gennady Golvkin

By World Boxing Association April 9th, 2014 All Boxing News

The World Boxing Association 140 lb champion Danny Garcia was selected as boxer of the month of March, according to that March ratings.

Garcia managed to come out victorious of his fourth defense when he defeated Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico, on March 15.

The honorable mention was awarded to Japanese Kohei Kono, who won the WBA super flyweight championship when he defeated Thailand's Denkaosan Kaovichit on March 26 in Tokyo. More...

Lock vs. Gonzalez Headlines May 9 Dover Downs Fight Card

By Boxing Press April 9th, 2014 All Press Releases

Dover Downs Casino with Champ’s Management announce a championship boxing event on Friday, May 9, in the Rollins Center at 7 p.m.

The headline bout features featherweight Cornelius Lock (22-6-2), from Detroit, Mich. vs William Gonzalez (26-5) from Managua, Nicaragua. More...

Las Vegas Dream Of Anthony Ogogo Realized On Mayweather vs. Maidana

By Boxing Press April 9th, 2014 All Press Releases

Great Britain's unbeaten Middleweight star and 2012 Olympic medallist, Anthony Ogogo, will make his debut in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Saturday, May 3 when he faces an opponent to be named on the non-televised undercard of the Showtime PPV mega-event "The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"It's an honor for me to be on the show and I can't wait for May 3rd," said Ogogo, "I've had a great training camp and hope to be in the best shape of my career for this fight. Some British fighters never get the chance to fight in Las Vegas and to do so in my sixth fight is a real achievement and will be a fantastic moment for me." More...

BoxNation Has Agreed An Exclusive Output Deal With Top Rank

By Boxing Press April 9th, 2014 All Press Releases

BoxNation has agreed an exclusive output deal with leading boxing promoters Top Rank - which will see the channel continue to air the world’s best fights.

‘The Channel of Champions’ is living up to its' name after reaching an agreement with the American promoters to show all events which are available to the UK, live and exclusive on the undisputed home of big time boxing.

The agreement will start next month when BoxNation airs Mexican superstar Juan Manuel Marquez’s battle with the skilled Mike Alvarado on May 17th, before Filipino hotshot Nonito Donaire moves up to Featherweight to challenge Simpiwe Vetyeka for his WBA Super World title on May 31st. More...

Hatton Academy Pairs With Premier Training In Manchester

By Hatton Promotions April 9th, 2014 All Boxing News

Following the success of last week's course in London, the next Advanced Hatton Academy Boxing Workshop for personal trainers will take place in Manchester later this month.

Held in partnership with Premier Training International, the course runs for two days from Saturday April 19 and gives PTs and fitness instructors the skills needed to use boxing techniques as part of a training program.

Devised by four-time world boxing champion Ricky Hatton, the course is fully accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the British Boxing Board of Control. Once completed, pupils are qualified to teach boxing for fitness sessions, either in groups or on a one-on-one basis. More...

Anthony Crolla Dead Set On Winning John Murray Manchester Derby

By Matchroom Boxing April 9th, 2014 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla says he will keep up his 100 per cent record in Manchester derbies when he clashes with John Murray at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, on April 19, live on Sky Sports.

Crolla has boxed in four all-Manchester fights in his career to date, and came out on top in them all. Crolla began his run by stopping former World champion Michael Brodie in 2009 in Brodie’s last pro fight and then won his first title against Andy Morris with a seventh round stoppage in 2010 to claim the English Super Featherweight belt. More...

British Heavyweight Phenom Joshua On Froch vs. Groves 2 Card

By Matchroom Boxing April 9th, 2014 All Press Releases

Anthony Joshua,MBE, is the first fighter confirmed for the undercard of Carl Froch’s WBA/IBF Super Middleweight title rematch with George Groves at Wembley Stadium on May 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Olympic Gold medal hero has raced to 5-0 with all five wins inside the distance since turning pro in October, but a hand injury sustained in his last win over Hector Avila in Glasgow has ruled him out of fighting in Manchester on April 19 on the undercard of Scott Quigg’s WBA Super Bantamweight title defence against Nehomar Cermeno. More...

Jimmy Kelly Jnr Vs Max Maxwell Report

By Jane Warburton April 6th, 2014 All Ringside Boxing

Jimmy Kelly Jnr Jimmy Kelly Jnr Vs Max Maxwell Report
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At The Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester, last night, Steve Wood of VIP Boxing Promotions hosted a show which featured eight contests.

The main event should have been King Davidson (Southampton) v Bradley Pryce (Newbridge, Wales,) in what was to have been a Commonwealth Title Eliminator, but this was cancelled – moving local boxer Jimmy Kelly jnr to the top spot.

Jimmy (Kilrain) Kelly jnr (Wythenshawe) v Max Maxwell (Birmingham)
6 x 3 Light-Middleweight Contest

This was a mature performance from young Kelly who looked strong and slammed in a number of solid body-shots to the torso of 'Mad Max'. Experienced Maxwell ‘went for a little walk’ several times during the fight but Kelly kept focussed to get the win on points 60-55 to notch up his tenth win of ten, with four by KO.

Alex Rutter (Middleton) v Qasim Hussain (Sheffield)
4 x 3 Lightweight Contest

Hussains’ showboating didn’t put Rutter off and the Middleton man gets the points win (40-36) More...

World Weekend Wrapup: Braehmer, Yaegashi, Inoue Victorious

By Wellington Amadulu April 6th, 2014 All Boxing Results

The biggest action over the weekend took place in Germany and Japan, where there were collectively three world title belts on offer.

On Sunday at Ota City Gymnasium in Tokyo, the WBC flyweight and light fly straps were fought over, with one staying with its owner and the other going home with the challenger.

WBC flyweight king Akira Yaegashi, 20-3 (10), sucessfully made the third defense of the belt he won last year with a ninth round KO of former Mexican champ Odilon Zaleta, 15-4 (8).

Making his first attempt at a world title, the slick Zaleta suffered his second loss in a row and was no match for aggressive former WBA and Japanese minimumweight king Yaegashi, who has won five consecutive bouts.

Mexico's WBC light fly champion Adrian Hernandez, 29-3-1 (18), wasn't so fortunate as his second reign was ended in six rounds by Japan's amazing novice Naoya "Monster" Inoue, 6-0 (5).

In only six pro contests, 20 year old Inoue has captured the WBC, OPBF and Japanese titles.

On Saturday at Stadhalle in Rostock, Germany, Juergen Braehmer, 43-2 (32), retained his WBA light heavyweight title with a sxith round stoppage of ex-WBO cruiserweight ruler Enzo Maccarinelli, 38-7 (30).

Both fighters were injured in the first as Brahmer suffered a cut above the right eye but Maccarinelli was plagued by a bad swelling around his right eye that only became worse as the contest continued. More...

Escalante Retains IBA Belt Against Ruiz At Cache Creek Casino

By Boxing Press April 6th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Last night at the Cache Creek Casino in Brooks, CA, Bruno "The Aloha Kid" Escalante (13-1-1, 6 KOs) successfully defended his IBA Super-Flyweight title with a unanimous decision victory against a game Victor Ruiz (12-3, 9 KOs).

In the early action, Ruiz pressed the action and won a few rounds before Escalante got into his groove. Escalante made the proper adjustments in the middle rounds and used superior boxing skills and defense to confuse Ruiz as he took the lead going into the final two frames.

Ruiz tried to make a final push but Escalante dug deep and finished strong. Escalante hurt his hand in round two and fought with his right hand for most of the fight. Scorecards read 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all in favor for Escalante. More...

Gesta vs. Riovalle Headlines April 11 “Ringside At Del Mar”

By Boxing Press April 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

An opponent has been announced for the"Ringside At Del Mar" eight round main event featuring Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (26-1, 14 KOs). The popular Filipino fighter will face Mexico's Edgar "Basuras" Riovalle (37-17-2, 26 KOs) at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Del Mar, Calif.

This event is brought to you by Paco Presents in association with A&T Gym, Don Chargin, and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment. More...

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