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Underdog Hughes Predicts Upset Of Highly Touted Ward

By Matchroom Boxing December 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Maxi Hughes says he can rip up the script against Martin J. Ward and land a shot at the British Super Featherweight title when the pair meet in an eliminator clash on Saturday night at York Hall, Bethnal Green, live on Sky Sports.

The Rossington man faces the Essex talent as the underdog in east London, but with just one loss on his record – a ten-round points tussle with Scotty Cardle in April 2013 – and over 30 rounds more than Ward in the paid ranks, the 24 year old is convinced he has the tools to defeat the former Team GB man. More...

Team Dulorme Hits New York For Lundy Showdown

By Gary Shaw Productions December 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Gary Shaw Productions Puerto Rican sensation, Jr. Welterweight contender, Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs, arrived with his team in New York for his upcoming fight with Hank Lundy (25-3-1, 12 KOs).

The 10-round bout will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as part of a special triple-header edition of HBO Boxing After Dark on Saturday, December 6, 2014 headlined by David Lemieux vs.Gabriel Rosado.

"I've arrived in New York and I'm ready to go to war," said Thomas Dulorme. "Hank Lundy has been doing a lot of trash talking saying I'm nobody. He's going to have a rude awaking. I'm going to do my talking in the ring and everyone will know who the superior fighter is once the fight is over. I plan on stealing the show." More...

Connor, Devine Seek Rematch At Prizefighter Lightweights III

By Matchroom Boxing December 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Danny Cassius Connor and Michael Devine are hoping to settle their unfinished business in the Prizefighter Lightweights III at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Connor and Devine met at the east London home of boxing in September only for their ten-rounder to be halted prematurely when a clash of heads left Connor with a cut that he couldn’t continue to box with. More...

Boxing Stars Of Yesteryear Slated To Appear At Ring 8

By Boxing Press December 5th, 2014 All Press Releases

Former world champions Aaron "Hawk" Pryor, Carlos Palomino and Tony DeMarco will be special guests Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:00 p.m. ET), December 14 for the 28th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. International ring announcer David Diamante will serve as master of ceremonies.

Other boxing dignitaries expected to attend the Ring 8 celebration include former world champions Junior Jones, Vito Antuorfermo, Iran Barkley, Michael Bent, and Mark Breland. More...

Gary Hyde Signs Bulgarian Amateur Star Naydenov

By Boxing Press December 5th, 2014 All Press Releases

International boxing manager Gary Hyde has announced that his company, Nowhere2Hyde, has signed 18-year-old Bulgarian amateur star Blagoy "Golden Boy" Naydenov to a long-term contract.

Naydenov's long-range goal is to become the first Bulgarian-born male world champion of a major boxing organization.

Last summer, Naydenov captured a gold medal at the prestigious Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, to go along with his championship winning performances at the Under-19 World Championships and Under-17 European Championships. More...

Paul ‘Punisher’ Williams Interview On New Charitable Foundation

By Robert Brizel December 3rd, 2014 All Boxing Interviews

Paul The Punisher Williams Paul ‘Punisher’ Williams Interview On New Charitable Foundation

In an international exclusive interview with SaddoBoxing, former World Welterweight and Light Middleweight champion Paul ‘The Punisher’ Williams spoke about his new charitable foundation, The Paul Williams Foundation, his role as motivational speaker to at-risk youth, and his trip to Rutgers University to view the results of a promising study of stem cell research in China.

Williams spoke ringside at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, watching a New Legend Boxing fight card on Friday evening, November 21, 2014. Williams was a guest of New Legend boxing promoters Felipe Gomez and Kevin O’Sullivan.

Williams remained cheerful, posing for pictures, signing autographs, and engaging in serious conversations with young fighters on the card providing suggestions and advice. Boxing champions joining Williams at ringside during the card lending moral support were Luis Collazo, Paulie Malignaggi and Junior Jones.

Williams, 33, last fought in February 2012, when he won a 12 round decision over Nobihiro Ishida. Though paralyzed from the waist down due to a motorcycle accident in May 2012, Williams maintains a positive attitude, and is hopeful he will be included in a new stem cell research study in the near future which might enable to regain his ability to walk and fight again.

“I want to walk again. I want to fight again, for the fans!” an enthusiastic Williams noted.

SaddoBoxing: How did your Paul Williams Charitable Foundation get started?

Paul Williams: “Five months ago, my brother-in-law Corey said ‘You have story to tell, maybe you could help out someone else who has gotten hurt, [who is] in the same position and help them to deal with it’ and the foundation was born in that moment.” More...

Moore Plans To Kick Off Vacation With Prizefighter Trophy

By Matchroom Boxing December 3rd, 2014 All Boxing News

Floyd Moore Moore Plans To Kick Off Vacation With Prizefighter Trophy

Floyd Moore says he’ll be flying out of the traps to KO his Prizefighter Lightweights III rivals on Saturday night at York Hall, Bethnal Green, live on Sky Sports, before jetting off on holiday the next day.

Moore, from Fareham near Portsmouth, goes on holiday the morning after Saturday’s big night and with seven KOs from 10 wins, the 24 year old is planning to blast his way through the line-up to bag some extra cash for his trip. More...

Jean Pascal Risks Top Ranking Against Roberto Bolonti

By Boxing Press December 3rd, 2014 All Press Releases

Former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) risks his No. 1 ranking this Saturday night against Argentinian invader Roberto "The Beast" Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in the 10-round main event on a pay-per-view card, presented by Interbox, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.

Bolonti was originally scheduled to fight Lucian Bute, who was forced to pull out of the fight with a back injury, and Pascal was supposed to fight Donovan George. "I would like to thank (promoter) Jean Bedard and Interbox for making this fight happen," Pascal said. More...

World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Crawford, Gradovich, Braekhus

By Wellington Amadulu December 1st, 2014 All Boxing Results

On Saturday night, the big focus was on the CenturyLink Center in America's Omaha, Nebraska where over 11,000 fans witnessed the lightweight swan song of WBO champion Terence Crawford.

Crawford, 25-0 (17), put on a clinic as the fast-handed local man handled the pressure of Mexican left-hook artist Raymundo Beltran, 29-7-1 (17), with great skill.

Behind superb footwork and southpaw and orthodox stances, Crawford punished Beltran with an ever-present jab that kept the challenger at bay and disrupted any offensive plan the former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner hoped to employ.

Beltran's successful sequences were few and far between as Crawford was just too fast and focused. By the later rounds, Beltran's face showed signs of the punishment handed out by the champion.

Crawford won a well-deserved 120-108, 119-109, 119-109 decision and will now reportedly move up to the light welterweight division and contend for the vacant WBO belt, possibly against number one contender Lucas Matthysse.

On the undercard, IBF featherweight king Evgeny Gradovich, 19-0-1 (9), tangled with challenger Jayson Velez, 22-0-1 (16), in a competitive 12 round clash. More...

Deja Vu? Can Eubank Jr Bring Back Father’s Magic Tonight?

By Nick Chamberlain November 29th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

You cannot make statements like “he is the best in the world right now, he could beat Gennady Golovkin” without some sort of comeuppance or retribution coming your way.

And it would have been so much better had Chris Eubank Jr and Sr not looked so sheepish when it did end up staring them in the face, be careful what you wish for, comes to mind.

Of course I am talking about Billy Joe Saunders fighting Chris Eubank Jr tonight in a domestic dust up that hopefully lives up to the excitement, which, let’s be honest, last week’s Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly rematch did not.

Let’s get this straight, I think Chris Eubank Jr, and to a lesser extent Sr, are great for boxing; you love to hate them. Eubank Sr was a master at it when he was boxing and he has trained his son to be that arrogant for the media; he must have done.

They are a strange pair, Sr taking the role of manager/trainer and leaving all the flashy boxing to Jr. and for as long Jr will say he does not want to be like his dad in the ring, the stalking, the posing, the vacant, pompous stares, he sure acts a lot like him.

I honestly would not be surprised if he entered the ring against Billy Joe Saunders to Tina Turner’s "Simply The Best".
When coming through the ranks, Sr had lined up a load of victims for Jr to look good against, and the bravado and talk after has been comical to say the least; claiming to be the best in the world after knocking out someone you have never heard of.
Jr does, however, have talent, you see it in flashes but that cannot really be judged until it is put to the test, Billy Joe Saunders will do exactly that…and some, and if he doesn’t, then at least we know what we are dealing with and that we could have a legitimate world title contender.

In Saunders, you have a well-schooled southpaw with a good amateur background who is slick in movement both defensively and offensively, he may not be not a concussive puncher but he has a 55% KO ratio and is currently the British, Commonwealth and European champion.

Saunders has had 20 fights whereas Eubank has had 18, but it’s the quality of the opposition that’s different. Saunders had his fair share of fodder at the beginning of his career but has also beaten good operators that have tested him like Nick Blackwell, Bradley Pryce, Matthew Hall and John Ryder. More...

Solis vs. Thompson II Rescheduled For January 24

By Boxing Press November 29th, 2014 All Press Releases

The heavyweight rematch between Cuban Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis and US ring veteran Tony Thompson is scheduled for January 24 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Promoter Ahmet Oner announced the new date today after the fight had to be postponed twice after Solis suffered an ankle injury in training. More...

GYM Boxing Signs Top Canadian Amateur Custio Clayton

By Boxing Press November 29th, 2014 All Press Releases

Custio Clayton GYM Boxing Signs Top Canadian Amateur Custio Clayton

The best amateur boxer in Canada for more than five years, Custio Clayton, has signed a long-term agreement with Groupe Yvon Michel Inc. (GYM).

The leader of the Canadian National Team in recent years, Clayton captured six national titles. He represented Canada at many international tournaments including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and 2014 in Glasgow, 2013 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan and 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan, highlighted by his participation in the 2012 Olympics in London. More...

Sky Sports To Televise Khan vs. Alexander In UK

By Boxing Press November 29th, 2014 All Press Releases

Sky Sports has secured the rights to show Amir Khan’s pivotal fight with Devon Alexander exclusively live from the MGM Grand in December.

Khan tops the bill in Las Vegas as he goes head-to-head with Alexander on Saturday 13 December, live on Sky Sports 1, with the winner set to throw their name into the sweepstakes to face WBA Super and WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Junior.

Khan’s first fight at 147 pounds came in May when he overcame Luis Collazo on points, and the Bolton fighter returns to Las Vegas again to face the former two-weight world champion from St. Louis. More...

Fury Claims Klitschko Avoidance After Chisora Rematch

By BoxNation November 29th, 2014 All Press Releases

Charismatic heavyweight Tyson Fury has claimed that Wladimir Klitschko will avoid fighting him should he overcome Dereck Chisora in their world title eliminator this weekend.

The Manchester banger steps into the ring with Chisora this Saturday night at a sold out ExCel London and has claimed that heavyweight kingpin Klitschko will refuse to take him on next year.

Fury, and the 30-year-old Chisora, have the chance of forcing themselves into a mandatory position to challenge for the Ukrainian star’s WBO world title should either prevail in their impending contest, live and exclusive on BoxNation. More...

“Big Daddy” Browne Issues Heavyweight Hit List

By Hatton Promotions November 29th, 2014 All Press Releases

Lucas Big Daddy Browne Big Daddy Browne Issues Heavyweight Hit List

Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne believes he'll be lean and mean as he presses towards a world title shot in 2015.

The much-loved Aussie puncher was in the best shape of his career when he defeated tough American Chauncy Welliver earlier this month and he says the days of weighing in heavy are over now he's training with the legendary Jeff Fenech.

Browne is also keen to shed his amiable image as he feels a vicious streak is needed in order to get to the top. More...

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