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Matchroom Signs Light Welter Contender Bradley Saunders

By Matchroom Boxing November 13th, 2014 All Press Releases

Bradley Saunders Matchroom Signs Light Welter Contender Bradley Saunders

Bradley Saunders has signed a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing and will be in action at the sold out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The unbeaten Light Welterweight star moved to 10-0 in Newcastle in June with a destructive first round KO of Ville Piispanen, landing his first pro title in the shape of the vacant WBO Inter-Continental belt – and the 28 year old is confident he’ll be adding more belts to his collection in 2015. More...

Hatton Promotions’ Aussies Get Mixed Bag In Brisbane

By Hatton Promotions November 13th, 2014 All Boxing Results

There were mixed emotions for Hatton Promotions' fighters in Chandler, Brisbane, on Saturday as Zhanat Zhakiyanov and Cameron Hammond continued on their journeys towards world title opportunities while Damien Hooper suffered a shock setback.

Kazakhstani terror Zhakiyanov remained on course for a possible clash with WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka by laying out the experienced Filipino Roberto Lerio in the second round.

Zhakiyanov was made to eat a few punches in the opener, but recovered well after being read the riot act by trainer Ricky Hatton, and soon finished things with a hellacious left hook to the jaw. More...

German Phenom Feigenbutz Added To Big Liverpool Show

By Matchroom Boxing November 13th, 2014 All Boxing News

German KO star Vincent Feigenbutz (16-1, 15 KOs) will make his UK debut on November 22 at the sold out Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The 19 year-old super middleweight faces Lorenzo Di Giacomo (41-11-1, 19 KOs) on the undercard of the grudge rematch between Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly, live on Sky Sports Box Office. More...

Mayfield Starts Comeback With Victory Against Balasi

By Boxing Press November 13th, 2014 All Boxing Results

This past Saturday, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) impressed his hometown fans with a dominating eight round unanimous decision against Michael Balasi (10-6, 7 KOs) of Honolulu, HI, as he got back in the win column. OPP Boxing and Mo'Betta Entertainment were the promoters.

In front of a sold out crowd at the Longshoreman Hall, Mayfield was able to land a plethora power shots against a game Balasi. The Hawaiian born Balasi was able to withstand the hard shots Mayfield was landing early in the fight, but was almost stopped in the eighth round when Karim landed a nice combination that had him wobbled. More...

Steve USS Cunningham: Waiting On Daughter’s Heart Transplant

By Robert Brizel November 10th, 2014 All Boxing Interviews

 SteveCunningham00081 Steve USS Cunningham: Waiting On Daughter’s Heart Transplant

In an an exclusive SaddoBoxing interview ringside at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem before the start of the NBC Sports Network boxing card live broadcast on Saturday evening, November 8, 2014, former world cruiserweight champion and current heavyweight contender Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham spoke about his current situation.

Cunningham last fought in October 2014, when he came off the canvas to stop previously undefeated Natu Visinia in the seventh round at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Cunningham won the USBA Heavyweight title in April 2014 when he came off the canvas three times to win a ten round decision over the previously undefeated Amir Mansour. Cunningham’s recent two wins come over opponents with a combined record of 30-0.

Steve and his wife Livvy have temporarily relocated from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with their nine year old daughter Kennedy, who is on the waiting list for a heart transplant to save her life.

A fund was established online to cover Steve’s relocation expenses during the medical waiting period. Health insurance has covered his daughter’s medical equipment. The Cunninghams also have two other children with them, Steve. Jr. is 11 and Cruz is three years old. More...

Sergey Kovalev Defeats Bernard Hopkins In Unfication Clash

By Wellington Amadulu November 10th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins finally ran into a problem he couldn't solve on Saturday night as the ageless master lost his IBF and WBA titles to WBO champion Sergey Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in America's Atlantic City, NJ.

The extensive bag of techniques that the 49 year old has used to great effect to neutralize opponents for the past two decades were employed this time to simply survive against the hammer-fisted Kovalev.

Any ambition that Hopkins held was extinguished in the very first round when a Kovalev right hand to the temple floored the former middleweight champion.

Hopkins was quickly back up on his feet and not seriously hurt but had gained an instant respect for the awesome power possessed by his 31 year old opponent.

From that point on it was rare that Hopkins launched an offense but did on occasion catch Kovalev with enough shots to keep the Russian respectful of the still dangerous abilities of "The Alien".

It was quite a defensively artistic performance from Hopkins, repeatedly put on the ropes and cornered yet very rarely caught flush by Kovalev as the Philadelphian used angles and head movement to escape catastrophe.

Kovalev did stun Hopkins in the eighth with another temple shot but the veteran somehow managed to avoid touching down on the canvas. Hopkins did launch several small rallies where he put a surprised Kovalev on the back foot but he could not maintain the initiative. More...

Ermano Fegatilli Set For Ring Return November 23

By Boxing Press November 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

Ermano Fegatilli has had a lengthy gap between fights in 2014. His only fight this year was a lopsided stoppage win against an overmatched Hungarian, Csaba Toth, in June.

Before then, Fegatilli hadn't fought since August of 2013. Activity hasn't been on his side, even though the motivation and hunger has remained with all of the opportunity lying ahead. More...

Seasoned World Title Challenger Periban Not Bothered By DeGale

By Matchroom Boxing November 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

Marco Antonio Periban has warned James DeGale MBE that he will show that he has operated at a higher level when they meet at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Super Middleweights clash on Merseyside with DeGale looking to impress as he hunts for a World title shot at the start of 2015, but the Mexican plans to derail the Olympic gold medallist’s plans. More...

Boxcino Champions Monroe, Petrov Headline Turning Stone Show

By Banner Promotions November 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

On Friday night, January 16, 2015, the two champions from the Boxcino 2014 tournament will be featured in co-main events as part of an ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

In one main event, middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. will making his first appearance since capturing the Boxcino crown. In the second co-feature, the Boxcino 2014 lightweight champion Petr Petrov will also be in action. More...

Goodwin Promotions Signs Welter Prospect Matt McCarthy

By Goodwin Promotions November 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

Exciting Welterweight prospect Matt McCarthy, from Tilbury in Essex, is the latest up and coming prospect to put pen to paper and sign a three year promotional deal with Goodwin Promotions.

Twenty one year old Matt has won 9 from 10 contests and, after teaming up with manager Terry Coulter, felt that signing with the Goodwins was the best move for his career. More...

The Two Rockys: Stallone Surprises Algieri In Los Angeles

By Top Rank November 10th, 2014 All Boxing News

Sylvester Stallone Chris Algieri The Two Rockys: Stallone Surprises Algieri In Los Angeles

WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri made his final appearance in Los Angeles before heading off to The Venetian Macao to challenge reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management and a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition, hosted a Los Angeles press conference luncheon on Thursday, at The Conga Room. More...

Vargas Goes Into DeMarco Fight With Roy Jones Jr In Corner

By Top Rank November 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

Jessie Vargas Roy Jones Vargas Goes Into DeMarco Fight With Roy Jones Jr In Corner

When undefeated WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas makes his second title defense, against former world champion Antonio DeMarco, on the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri WBO Welterweight Championship pay-per-view undercard, it will be more than a battle between two Mexican warriors, it will be the first time Freddie Roach and four-division world champion Roy Jones, Jr. have worked the same fight as trainers from opposite corners. Furthermore, Jones will be doing the commentary on the remaining pay-per-view telecast fights. More...

When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling: O’Sullivan vs. Fitzgerald

By Matchroom Boxing November 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has vowed to KO Anthony Fitzgerald in front of his bitter rivals' own fans when they clash at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.

O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald finally get the chance to settle a rivalry that has been brewing for years and, after Fitzgerald told O’Sullivan he’d ‘annihilate’ him in his home town, Spike has hit back saying he will put his ‘jealous’ opponent to bed. More...

Yafai Faces Big Briceno Test November 15 In Dublin

By Matchroom Boxing November 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

Kal Yafai will defend his IBF Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title against former two-time World title challenger Everth Briceno at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.

Yafai defends the belt for the first time against the Nicaraguan who took both Fernando Montiel and Omar Andres Narvaez the distance for the WBO crown and then took Leo Santa Cruz 11 rounds up at Bantamweight, and travels to Ireland to provide the unbeaten Birmingham talent with his toughest test to date. More...

Kovalev Under No Illusions Going Into Hopkins Unification Clash

By BoxNation November 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

Proud new dad Sergey Kovalev isn’t in the mood for any niceties after vowing to ‘kick ass’ when he faces Bernard Hopkins this weekend.

The pair clash in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year, with both men putting their world titles on the line when they lock horns in an historic battle at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this Saturday night, live on BoxNation. More...

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