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Former Irish Amateur Champ Con Sheehan Pro Debut January 19

By Boxing Press January 7th, 2016 All Press Releases

Six-time Irish National heavyweight champion Con Sheehan will make his long awaited professional debut January 19 in a four-round bout, against an opponent to be determined, at Nokia Club in Los Angeles.

Sheehan is scheduled to be in the swing bout, so there's a possibility that his first pro fight will air live on the Fox Sports 1 broadcast.

The 6' 5 ½", 220-pound Sheehan is athletic, in addition to being a physical specimen, who also captured a gold medal at the European Union Championships. More...

“Detroit Brawl” Pro Boxing Card Announced For February 6

By Boxing Press January 7th, 2016 All Press Releases

The New Year will be kicking off with a bang in Detroit when the first "Detroit Brawl" card unfolds in America's number one comeback city.

Salita Promotions is crafting a stellar promotion, from tip to top, which will feature hometown talent galore, reported promoter Dmitriy Salita. Circle the date on your calendar: Feb 6, at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit.

"I am getting more and more excited for our first Detroit promotion and can't wait to see talent like bantamweight James Gordon Smith, a Golden Gloves champion who has an 8-0 professional record," Salita said. This national amateur champion, from East Detroit, won eight regional Golden Gloves title, and will tussle with Antoine Robertson in a six rounder. More...

Dave Coldwell Hoping To Improve Upon Excellent 2015

By Coldwell Boxing January 7th, 2016 All Press Releases

The festive Holiday shutdown has barely registered with Dave Coldwell. Hard at work in his Rotherham base, making preparations for his charges dominated the majority of the Sheffield trainer’s Christmas schedule as both McDonnell brothers, Jamie and Gavin, kept sharp as they await confirmation of their upcoming tasks.

2015 was a stellar year for the Coldwell stable and one of boxing’s busiest campaigners is hopeful that 2016 can bring even more success.

“It’s a mad one as I began 2015 with only Tony Bellew but ended up doing a lot more,” reflects Coldwell. “The Jamie McDonnell situation was unexpected but the pair of us work so well together and that’s been evident by the results we’ve had so far as the Tomeki Kameda fights were hard fights and we were totally up against it. More...

2015 Year End Explosion Of World Title Bouts In Japan

By Danny Wilson January 3rd, 2016 All Boxing Results

2015 went out with a bang in a far flung corner of the globe, Japan to be exact, as a flurry of world title bouts took place in the Land of the Rising Sun.

It all started on Tuesday at Tokyo's Ariake Colosseum where the planet's top super flyweight, Naoya Inoue, was in full destructive glory mode despite being out of the ring a full year.

The 22 year old Yokahama resident, Inoue, 9-0 (8), made the jump from Japanese to OPBF to WBC light flyweight champion in just eight months and after a successful WBC defense, bypassed flyweight to challenge reigning WBO super fly king Omar Andres Narvaez in December, 2014.

Inoue lived up to his nickname "Monster" by shredding the durable southpaw Argentine champion, who was made to finally look 39 years of age as his masterful defensive tactics were of no use against the rampaging Japanese, who KO'd the champion in just two rounds.

Stepping up to the challenge of facing Inoue on Tuesday was seasoned 32 year old Filipino Warlito Parrenas, 24-7-1 (21), who holds the WBO Oriental belt and was coming off a draw for the Interim WBO super fly title five months ago in Mexico against David Carmona.

Judging by his 21 stoppages during 24 victories, Parrenas can punch a fair bit but he didn't get a chance to use that power as Inoue battered the visitor to the canvas in the first frame and then again halfway through the second round when the contest was stopped by the referee.

The displays against Narvaez and Parrenas suggest that perhaps Inoue will have to jump up to bantamweight in order to find a real challenge but there are some interesting matchups at super fly that "Monster" could take part in.

Perhaps the most interesting contest would be a massive domestic showdown with 35 year old Tokyo scrapper Kohei Kono, 31-8-1 (13), who overcame two failed title bids to won the WBA super fly crown in 2012, only to be deposed in his first defense. More...

Douglas Wins See Saw Battle With De Alba On Fox PBC Show

By Boxing Press January 2nd, 2016 All Press Releases

Unbeaten Omar Douglas (16-0, 11 KOs) gritted out a 10-round unanimous decision over Frank De Alba (17-2-2, 6 KOs) on Tuesday night's edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 and "Boxeo De Campeones" on Fox Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

Douglas started to turn up the heat up in round two as he landed two hard left hooks that stopped De Alba in his tracks. De Alba was able to gain confidence in round three, as he was able to counter effectively against Douglas.

Round five had the best two-way action of the first half of the fight with both guys digging deep to gain an advantage. Douglas seemed to get the better of the exchanges as he landed the harder combinations. Douglas began to take over the middle rounds and in round eight, a left hook rocked De Alba and put him in danger for this first time in the fight. More...

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame announces Class of 2016

By Boxing Press January 2nd, 2016 All Press Releases

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 18-member Class of 2016. The fifth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon, 12:30-5:30 p.m. ET, April 3, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

"This is another very strong class of inductees," said Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy, who was inducted into the NYSBHOF last year. "We are honoring New York's finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York." More...

KO Kings Breazeale, Mansour Face Off On Garcia vs. Guerrero Bill

By Boxing Press January 2nd, 2016 All Boxing News

Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale (16-0, 14 KOs) and hard-hitting southpaw Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KOs) will meet in a 10-round heavyweight showdown as part of primetime action on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox Saturday, January 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PBC on Fox action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) and former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight showdown and features Undefeated rising star Sammy "The Sergeant" Vasquez (20-0, 14 KOs) taking on Los Angeles-native Aron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KOs). More...

ShoBox Rings In 2016 With Big Arizona Show January 22

By Showtime Boxing December 29th, 2015 All Boxing News

ShoBox: The New Generation begins its 15th year on Showtime with an explosive quadrupleheader on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 live from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast.

In the main event of the evening, undefeated middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (18-0, 11 KOs) of St. Paul, Minn., measures up against Atlantic City’s Decarlo Perez (15-3-1, 5 KOs) in a 10-round matchup.

In co-featured bouts, unbeaten Harmonito “Hammer” Dela Torre (17-0, 12 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Philippines, makes his United States debut against Rafael Guzman (16-1-1, 10 KOs), of Ensenada, Mexico in an eight-round super featherweight bout and undefeated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. faces southpaw Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio in an eight-round scrap. More...

Welterweight Ed Brown Comes Out Of Chicago With Impressive Record

By Boxing Press December 29th, 2015 All Boxing News

Meet 6'1 welterweight prospect Ed "Bad Boy" Brown, (16-0, 14 KOs), from Chicago.

After an impressive amateur career, where he compiled a 370-20 record, Brown turned professional in 2012, winning his first three bouts via first-round knockouts.

Following a two-year hiatus, which included being wounded eight times during three separate shootings, Brown, under the management of 2007 Boxing Writers Association of America "Manager of the Year" Cameron Dunkin and Harvard-educated matchmaker and promoter Chris Middendorf, embarked on an ambitious eight-month, 13-bout schedule, from May 16 to December 12. More...

Prospect Mario Barrios Donates Gifts To Children In San Antonio

By Boxing Press December 29th, 2015 All Press Releases

Yesterday, undefeated super-featherweight prospect, Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KOs), joined the Christmas spirit by donating gifts to the local boys and girls club in San Antonio, TX.

Barrios, along with cornerman Rick Nunez, delivered shoes and toys to the kids, bringing smiles to everyone involved.

"It was great to see the smiles on all the kids when Rick and I dropped off the gifts," said Barrios. "I know there are a lot of kids out there that don't get to receive many gifts during Christmas so it was nice to provide something extra for these children. It was fun and everyone was happy." More...

Saunders Unseats Lee As WBO Middleweight Champ In Manchester

By Showtime Boxing December 22nd, 2015 All Boxing Results

Billy Joe Saunders dethroned WBO Middleweight World Champion Andy Lee with a 12-round majority decision Saturday on Showtime Boxing International from Manchester, England by scores of scored 115-111, 114-112 and 113-113.

In a matchup of tactical southpaws, an explosive third round from Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) was the difference. The British challenger floored Lee twice – first with a big right hook and again with a counter right just 30 seconds later – and a dazed Lee somehow survived the 10-7 round. More...

“Big Daddy” Browne Gets WBA Title Shot Against Chagaev In Grozny

By Hatton Promotions December 20th, 2015 All Boxing News

Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne has the opportunity to make history when he faces Ruslan Chagaev at the Akhmat Arena in Grozny, Chechnya, on March 5.

Australia has never had a world champion in the heavyweight division, but the 36-year-old from Sydney aims to change that by ripping the WBA crown away from the experienced Uzbek.

Browne has been the mandatory challenger for the title since February, but has had to wait patiently for a shot due to Puerto Rico's Fres Oquendo being granted a rematch with Chagaev. That return was scrapped in October when Oquendo suffered an injury. More...

Jennings, Ortiz quare Off One Last Time Before Tonight’s Clash

By Gary Shaw Productions December 20th, 2015 All Boxing News

Fighters featured on tonight's HBO Boxing After Dark and HBO Latino shows shared their final thoughts at the final press conference today at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

Former heavyweight world title contender Bryant "By - By" Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) of Philadelphia was joined at the final press conference by his opponent Cuban heavyweight Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs), who will clash in the main event on the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast on Saturday for the WBA Interim Heavyweight World Title. More...

Wilder, Szpilka Each Confident Of Victory In WBC Title Clash

By Showtime Boxing December 18th, 2015 All Boxing News

Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and bruising Polish challenger Artur Szpilka took time out of their intense training schedules to exchange some words on a media conference call Wednesday before they meet in the ring on Saturday, January 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Wilder and Szpilka will meet in the first heavyweight title matchup in Brooklyn in 115 years as the American heavyweight champ looks to defend his belt for the third time.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday: More...

Andy Lee, Billy Joe Saunders Meet The Media In Manchester

By Showtime Boxing December 18th, 2015 All Press Releases

WBO Middleweight Champion Andy Lee and undefeated challenger Billy Joe Saunders held separate media workouts in Manchester, England, as they conclude preparations for their eagerly awaited showdown this Saturday, Dec. 19, live on Sho Extreme at 5 p.m. ET/PT from Manchester Arena.

Ireland’s Lee (34-2-1, 24 KOs) will make the first defense of his 160-pound title against England’s Saunders (22-0, 12 KOs), the WBO’s No. 1 middleweight contender. More...

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