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Promoter Coldwell Puts On Trainer Hat For Bomber Bellew

By Coldwell Boxing July 4th, 2014 All Press Releases

Sheffield’s Dave Coldwell is a boxing trainer. In fact, he’s a very good one. A bulging client list that once included Sheffield pair, Ryan Rhodes and Kell Brook, Coldwell’s window for preparation opportunities has been a small one in recent times with the Yorkshire man dedicating a vast amount of his hectic schedule to promoting and managing.

When Liverpool’s Tony Bellew made the call to Coldwell’s busy line enquiring whether he’d like to put the pads back on, the man who played a part in George Groves' phenomenal rise had no doubts about what his answer would be. More...


Weighty Subject: Fielding Vows To Impress In Alcoba Litmus Test

By Matchroom Boxing July 4th, 2014 All Press Releases

Rocky Fielding insists that making weight will not be a problem ahead of his WBA Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title clash with Noe Gonzalez Alcoba at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on July 12, live on Sky Sports.

Fielding failed to make the weight for his Commonwealth title battle with Charles Adamu in March, and the 26 year old says the first thing he did after the fight was address those issues and is now flying in training as a result.

“The last fight there were a few things that didn't go my way,” said Fielding. “I changed my diet around, my hand went in sparring in the build-up and I had a change of opponent more than once, so it was tough, but I’ve got no excuses. More...


Super Middle Callum Smith Wears “Hot Prospect” Tag Well

By Matchroom Boxing July 4th, 2014 All Press Releases

Callum Smith says he can handle the pressure of being called the ‘hottest young prospect’ in World boxing as he faces Vladine Biosse at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on July 12, live on Sky Sports.

Smith has raced to 11-0 in with nine stoppage wins and claimed the WBC International Super Middleweight title in October and returned from injury to defend in style against Tobias Webb in Cardiff in May. More...


Skelton In The Closet: Brit Phenom Joshua Gets Tough Test

By Matchroom Boxing July 4th, 2014 All Boxing News

Anthony Joshua, MBE, expects the toughest test of his professional career on July 12 when he faces Matt Skelton at the Echo Arena in Liverpool live on Sky Sports.

Joshua has raced to 6-0 with all six wins coming inside the first two rounds and now the Olympic gold medal star steps into his first scheduled eight-round contest against the former British, European and Commonwealth champion and World title challenger. More...


Bellew Focused On World Title, Not Cleverly Rematch

By Matchroom Boxing July 4th, 2014 All Press Releases

Tony Bellew insists he is not thinking about Nathan Cleverly as the pair share top billing on July 12 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has billed the night ‘Collision Course’ as Bellew and Cleverly look set to renew their bitter rivalry later in the year, and they both fight at Cruiserweight for the second time since they stepped up from Light Heavyweight in a fortnight’s time. More...


Crawford Rockets To Top Of Lightweights With Gamboa Win

By Danny Wilson July 1st, 2014 All Boxing Articles

With consecutive victories over Ricky Burns and Yuriorkis Gamboa, is America's Terence Crawford now the top man in the lightweight division?

Crawford, 24-0 (17), fresh off Saturday night's dismantling of Gamboa in a homecoming clash at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, burst onto the world stage this past March after six years of toiling on undercards during a long matriculation process.

The spotlight moment came at the Scottish Exhibition Center in Glasgow as the 26 year old Ohama man wrested the WBO title from Ricky Burns with an intriguing display of his stance switching style.

And it was only after turning southpaw after five rounds that Crawford was able to start hitting the target against the lightning-quick Gamboa, who was gunned down in the ninth round.

But what lies ahead for Crawford, who has hinted that he may no longer be able to make the division's 135 pound limit?

If he does stay at lightweight for one more contest, it would likely be a unification clash with longtime IBF king Miquel Vasquez of Mexico, who is even taller than Crawford at 5'10. More...


Gomez Returns To Face Delic On July 6 Grozny Card

By Boxing Press June 30th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Most eyes will, of course, be on Ruslan Chagaev and Fres Oquendo on July 6 in Grozny when the two ring veterans meet for the vacant WBA world heayvweight championship.

But there is another big name in the co-feature who wants to get back to old stardom: "The Black Panther" Juan Carlos Gomez faces unbeaten Goran Delic for the WBA International cruiserweight title.

"I am looking forward to this big fight and especially to fighting in Grozny", says Gomez. "I heard only good things about the city and the people down there. I know that I have lots of friends and fans in Russia. So this will be a special night for me." More...


Darleys Perez Captures WBA Interim Lightweight Title

By Gary Shaw Productions June 30th, 2014 All Boxing News

Saturday night in the Dominican Republic, Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions lightweight Darleys Perez (30-1, 19 KOs), captured the WBA Interim Title with a hard fought victory against Argenis Lopez (19-1, 7 KOs), who was fighting in his home country.

From the opening bell, Perez was the busier fighter as he threw more punches and landed the cleaner shots. Lopez never really got into a rhythm and Perez took advantage of the situation by outworking him throughout the fight. Neither fighter was seriously hurt. Scorecards read 116-112 and 117-111 twice, all in favor for Perez. More...


Gamboa vs. Crawford Tonight For WBO Lightweight Title

By Richard Eberline June 28th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

Omaha, Nebraska returns to the world title spotlight after four decades as favorite son Terrance Crawford put his WBO lightweight title at risk against Cuban legend Yuriorkis Gamboa this evening at CenturyLink Center.

For Crawford, 23-0 (16), this is the first time in his career that he's fighting in front of his hometown while Gamboa, 23-0 (16), will be making just his fourth appearance over the last three years.

After six years of mostly obscure matriculation, Crawford finally stepped into the limelight this past March, unseating WBO champ Ricky Burns in impressive fashion in front of a hostile Scottish audience.

For his efforts, the 26 year old is rewarded with a first defense against one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, former Olympic Gold Medallist and WBA/IBF featherweight champ Gamboa.

A veteran of five world title bouts and three Interim world title contests, 32 year old Gamboa has much more experienced at top level, something that could pair with the pressure of fighting at home for the first time to make for a difficult night for Crawford.

But it will likely be the powerful combination of Gamboa's remarkable hand speed and lightning reflexes that gives Crawford the biggest headaches.

The champion has excellent skills but is rather mechanical and upright in comparison to the much shorter Gamboa, who fights with a fluidity that has proven very difficult for opponents to cope with. More...


Russian Roulette: Chagaev vs. Oquendo Heads To Courtroom

By Boxing Press June 28th, 2014 All Press Releases

A high stakes game of Russian Roulette is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 1, before Judge Kathleen Kennedy at the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago as to the fate of the WBA Heavyweight Championship fight between Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev.

Hitz Boxing and Square Ring Promotions are seeking an injunction against Oquendo to enjoin his participation in the bout.

“Our legal team filed a series of papers today and there will be a hearing next Tuesday here in Chicago,” said Bobby Hitz, President of Hitz Boxing. More...


Simmons, Camacho Steal Show At Glasgow Press Conference

By Boxing Press June 28th, 2014 All Press Releases

Stephen Simmons and Wadi Camacho renewed their rivalry and stole the show at today’s pre-fight press conference for Friday night’s bill at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.

Simmons defends his WBC International Silver Cruiserweight title against Camacho, but with their bitter feud simmering for months now, it’s the personal bragging rights that both men are eager to seize come fight night.

Promoter Eddie Hearn allowed headline star Ricky Burns and Commonwealth and British Light Welterweight foes Willie Limond and Curtis Woodhouse to speak first at the packed press conference before turning to the grudge match. More...


Don’t Mess With Chechnya: President Kadyrov Spars Ruslan Chagaev!

By Boxing Press June 26th, 2014 All Boxing News

Ruslan Chagaev Ramzan Kadyrov Dont Mess With Chechnya: President Kadyrov Spars Ruslan Chagaev!

Former world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev is wrapping up training camp for his July 6 WBA championship bout against Puerto Rican veteran Fres Oquendo on Grozny, Russia.

The "White Tyson" has done most of his preparation in the Chechen capital training not only with head coach Artur Grigorian and his manager Timur Dugazaev but also with a "political heavyweight": Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who is a huge boxing fan and used to be a decent amateur fighter himself. More...


Crawford Gets Massive Gamboa Test For First Defense On BoxNation

By BoxNation June 26th, 2014 All Press Releases

World champion Terence Crawford is hoping victory this Saturday night against “cocky” Yuriorkis Gamboa will kick start his path to greatness.

The WBO lightweight champion got his first taste of world title success when he overcame Scotland’s Ricky Burns earlier this year, with his first title defence taking place this weekend against the unbeaten Gamboa, live and exclusive on BoxNation. More...


Ex-Champ Burns Vows To Come Back In Style Against Zlaticanin

By Matchroom Boxing June 26th, 2014 All Boxing News

Ricky Burns Dejan Zlaticanin Ex Champ Burns Vows To Come Back In Style Against Zlaticanin

Ricky Burns says he is under no illusions that he must beat Dejan Zlaticanin in style tomorrow night at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports, in order to get back to a World Lightweight title.

Burns faces Zlaticanin for the vacant WBC International title and the first step on a path to WBC king Omar Figueroa, but despite the scale of the fight and his first bout under new trainer Tony Sims – the 31 year old hasn’t changed his ethos of not watching his opponent. More...


Erislandy Lara Discusses Upcoming Canelo Alvarez Fight

By Boxing Press June 26th, 2014 All Press Releases

Before he steps into the ring to face Mexican-superstar Canelo Alvarez, WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara worked out for the media and talked about his upcoming PPV main event on "Honor & Glory".

Lara on if he was surprised that Canelo took the fight:

"Originally I thought he would never take the fight because I confronted him in person and he said, 'No this is not how you make fights.' Then after the fans saw that he was ducking me on Twitter, he had no choice but to be a man and take the challenge." More...


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