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Gassiev vs. Shimmell Headlines PBC On FS1 May 17 Show

By Boxing Press April 12th, 2016 All Press Releases

Unbeaten knockout artist Murat "Iron" Gassiev (22-0, 16 KOs) takes on hard-hitting Jordan Shimmell (20-1, 16 KOs) in a 12-round cruiserweight world title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 and Boxeo De Campeones on Fox Deportes Tuesday, May 17 from Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, MN.

The action begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features an eight-round heavyweight showdown between unbeaten Wes Nofire (19-0, 15 KOs) and former title challenger and Minnesota-native Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell (31-9, 29 KOs) and hometown prospect Javontae Starks (13-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight affair against Olympic Bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (15-3, 7 KOs). More...

Repeat Or Revenge: Fury vs. Klitschko 2 Live On BoxNation

By Hennessy Sports April 12th, 2016 All Press Releases

BoxNation have secured the exclusive UK live TV rights for Unified World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s highly-anticipated rematch against the legendaryWladimir Klitschko on Saturday 9th July at a venue in the North-West of England to be announced by promoters Hennessy Sports and K2 Promotions.

The exciting news follows hot-on-the-heels of the recent announcement that The Channel Of Champion also acquired the exclusive live rights to the sensational showdown between British boxing hero and former World Champion Amir Khan against the Mexican pound-for-pound great Canelo Alvarez on Saturday 7th May. More...

Martin vs. Joshua, Pacquiao vs. Bradley Big Fights Tonight

By Ricky Jones April 9th, 2016 All Boxing Previews

There's two big fight cards on tap tonight, one in London and one in Las Vegas and we'll take a look first at the UK's premier boxing venue, the O2 Arena.

That's where three world title contests take place, anchored by a hotly anticipated clash at heavyweight between celebrated 2012 Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua and newly minted IBF champion Charles Martin.

Although Martin, 23-0-1 (21), won the NABO strap in 2014, the California resident leapt from relative obscurity in January to capture the vacant IBF crown when opponent Vyacheslav Glazkov injured a knee in the third round and could not continue to fight.

The 29 year old southpaw makes his maiden defense in hostile territory as he will be stepping into the arena where his challenger Joshua, 15-0 (15), has fought on five occasions, including his last three appearances.

It could be a significant factor that Martin has never fought professionally outside of the US but also, has never been in the kind of media spotlight that he has been dealing with in the lead-up to this contest.

In contrast, Joshua has been a major sports star in the UK since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics and will have a fiercely partisan audience cheering him on.

Joshua has arguably also faced better competition than has Martin but neither man has ever squared off with a world class opponent and it's difficult to predict the outcome tonight in this one. More...

Las Vegas “Battle Born Boxing” Amateur Series Announced

By Boxing Press April 9th, 2016 All Press Releases

Neon Star Media, on behalf of its client, the D LasVegas, today announced the formation of a new amateur boxing series, "Battle Born Boxing."

The "Battle Born Boxing" series will present amateur boxing events the night before each of the "Knockout Night at the D" series professional events, airing live on CBS Sports Network from the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). More...

Fighter Weights For Matchroom’s Triple World Title Bout Show

By Matchroom Boxing April 9th, 2016 All Press Releases

IBF Heavyweight Championship, 12 rounds
Charlies Martin: 17st 7lb (245 lb)
Anthony Joshua: 17st 6lb (244 lb)

IBF Featherweight Championship, 12 rounds
Lee Selby: 8st 13lb 1oz (125 lb)
Eric Hunter: 8st 13lb 1oz (125 lb) More...

Pauly Upton Eyes Return To The Emerald Isle

By Hatton Promotions April 9th, 2016 All Press Releases

Pauly Upton plans to land the Irish title this month before taking it 'home' to defend on the Emerald Isle.

The 27-year-old super-welterweight, like his brothers Sonny and Anthony, is fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and spent much of his decorated amateur career across the water.

However, he is yet to fight in Ireland as a professional and wants to put that right after getting past Terry Maughan on April 23. More...

Macklin, Rose Ready For Do Or Die Crossroads Fight Tonight

By Matchroom Boxing April 9th, 2016 All Press Releases

Middleweights Matthew Macklin and Brian Rose admit that their careers are on the line as they clash at The O2 in London on Saturday night, April 9 live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The vacant IBF Inter-Continental title is on the line between the pair and the winner can look to crash into the rankings and move towards a World title fight down the line. Both men have fought for the major prize, with Macklin having three cracks at a World Middleweight title and Rose challenging for a Super-Welterweight strap, and that remains the ultimate goal for both men. More...

Trainer Freddie Roach Skeptical About Pacquaio Retirement Plans

By Boxing Press April 9th, 2016 All Press Releases

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is sceptical about Manny Pacquiao hanging up his gloves following his rubber match with Timothy Bradley this weekend.

The Filipino superstar is tipped to call it a day and bring to an end a glittering fight career after his decisive showdown with American rival Bradley, live and exclusive on Premier Sports.

The eight-division world champion has political ambitions in his home country, as he runs for a seat in the Philippines senate, however, Roach believes his star pupil still has more to give to boxing but expects him to put on a great display if his journey is to end on Saturday night. More...

The Stingray: Brophy Vows To Shock Veteran Groves

By Matchroom Boxing April 6th, 2016 All Boxing News

David Brophy says he will punish George Groves if he looks past their fight at The O2 on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The unbeaten Scotsman lands a golden chance to gatecrash the lucrative and talent-stacked Super-Middleweight scene with a meeting with the Londoner for the vacant WBA International title.

Groves is plotting an assault on a fourth World title shot having been edged out by WBC king Badou Jack in Las Vegas in September, but the unbeaten Caldercruix man believes he has the tools to capitalise on his shot if ‘Saint’ George is looking past him. More...

“The Dragon” Ready To Breath Fire In Las Vegas April 16

By Boxing Press April 6th, 2016 All Press Releases

The April 16, ten round main event between Canadian welterweight Steve "The Dragon" Claggett and South Africa-native Chris "The Heat" Van Heerden embodies the "Knockout Night at the D" philosophy in terms of featuring action fighters in evenly matched, entertaining bouts.

The "Knockout Night at the D" series, presented by the D Las Vegas andDowntown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions. More...

Middleweight Nick Blackwell Wakes From Induced Coma

By Hennessy Sports April 6th, 2016 All Boxing News

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Nick 'Bang Bang' Blackwell woke from an induced coma. Twenty-four hours later, on Sunday, he was talking to family and close friends at his bedside.

Nick had been placed in an induced coma following a British middleweight title contest at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday, March 26. Contrary to early reports, though, his bleed was outside the brain – on the skull, in fact – and was minor enough for there to be no need to operate.

He was in an induced coma for almost seven days, given the very best possible treatment by the incredible team at St. Mary's Hospital, and the sedatives used were gradually reduced over this period of time. More...

Rosas Out, Vargas In For WBA Champ Jamie McDonnell

By Matchroom Boxing April 6th, 2016 All Boxing News

Fernando Vargas has replaced Juan Alberto Rosas as the opponent for WBA Bantamweight king Jamie McDonnell at The O2 on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Vargas lands a golden opportunity on the bill following a huge win for the 27 year old Mexican over former World champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in Brooklyn in June, and provides the Doncaster man’s first action in the UK since his two brilliant wins over Tomoki Kameda in Texas last year.

McDonnell turned 30 last week and believes a great performance against Vargas can see him land a unification bout in the summer, as he looks to dominate at 118lbs before a potential move to Super-Bantamweight. More...

Once Upon A Time In The West: Championship Boxing

By Boxing Press April 6th, 2016 All Boxing News

Once Upon A Time In The West Once Upon A Time In The West: Championship Boxing

Frome boxer Ryan Wheeler has been fighting since childhood and knows what to do when the going gets tough. Ryan was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of four and fought back from adversity to make a full recovery.

Since then Ryan has dedicated himself to boxing and fought over 60 fights as an amateur before turning professional. Ryan teamed up with Bristol boxing manager Chris Sanigar in 2015 and is on a three fight winning streak after boxing to a draw in his debut. More...

Calum Smith Blasts Out Mohoumadi To Earn World Title Shot

By Matchroom Boxing April 6th, 2016 All Press Releases

Callum Smith destroyed Hadillah Mohoumadi inside a round to land a shot at the WBC Super-Middleweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Callum became the first of the Smith brothers to win a European title and it’s the third belt that Smith has won in the first round, with Patrick Mendy (English) and Rocky Fielding (British) succumbing in the opening session to the brutal power and smart shot selection of the 25 year old. More...

Canelo vs. Khan Fight Exclusively Live On BoxNation In UK

By BoxNation April 6th, 2016 All Press Releases

BoxNation have secured the exclusive UK live TV rights for the biggest fight of the year between boxing superstars Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan on Saturday 7th May at the new state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In a stunning acquisition, The Channel of Champions will screen the sensational showdown that pits Canelo Alvarez, the WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion, against British superstar and former two-time world champion Amir Khan in an explosive blockbuster battle. More...

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