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Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell has been matched tough in Swindon next month

Home-town hero Jamie Cox relaunches his career at the Oasis Leisure Centre on Saturday, June 15 and promoter PJ Rowson has put together a good-looking bill.

Blackwell will meet undefeated Stepan Horvath over six rounds after Prince Arron pulled out of a British-title eliminator ordered by the Board of Control to challenge for European honours. Continue reading

Anthony “Lights Out” Smith and Jeff Mayweather Ready To Shine

Arriving in Las Vegas during Floyd Mayweather/Robert Guerrero fight week was an eye opening experience for Anthony “Lights Out” Smith who moved from Fresno, CA to train with Jeff Mayweather, before his pro debut on May 25. “I met Jeff the Sunday I got here, then Monday we were in the gym.,” Anthony said, “Because of Floyd’s fight with Guerrero, it was hectic, hot, overly packed, every day, with over a hundred people.” Part of that crowd was Mayweather family, who Anthony described as friendly, warm and welcoming. But Jeff and Roger welcomed Anthony to the gym in their own way- with hard work. Continue reading

Issouf Kinda vs. Chris Howard this Friday, May 24th in Uncasville, Connecticut

NEW YORK: (May 21, 2013) Highly touted and undefeated junior welterweight prospect Issouf Kinda makes his ESPN Friday Night Fights debut this week in the ten round co-main event against battle tested Chris Howard from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Howard.

Presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, ESPN Friday Night Fights will be broadcast LIVE starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Featured in the main event, world ranked junior middleweight Delvin Rodriguez will make his 16th appearance on the series, clashing with former world title challenger Freddy Hernandez. Continue reading

Fres Oquendo to defend WBA Latin American title, via for vacant NABA belt

Chicago, IL, Tuesday, May 21, 2013–WBA Latin American Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Fres Oqendo (35-7, 23 KOs) will defend his title as well as vie for the vacant NABA Heavyweight belt against Derric Rossy (28-6, 14 KOs) during the 10 round main event at “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 PM at the The Venue inside of Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino. Dynamic super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (10-0, 7 KOs) and equally exciting lightweight Frankie “Time Bomb” Scalise (6-1, 6 KO’s) are the co-features for the evening. Tickets start at $40.00 and are available at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or The Venue box office. Continue reading

Two months away from first ever APB bout

Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 May 2013 – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is delighted to announce that the first ever AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) bout will take place on Friday 19 July in Jeju Island, Korea.

Prior to the official start of the competition scheduled for January 2014, AIBA will stage a number of APB exhibition bouts all around the Globe. These bouts will consist of 8 rounds of 3 minutes with the best fighters in the World involved. Continue reading

Harry Joe Yorgey vs. Julius Kennedy on June 15th

VALLEY FORGE, PA (MAY 21, 2013)—On Saturday night June 15th, Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Boxing Promotions will present a great night of boxing at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort that will be headlined by an intriguing rematch featuring local favorite Harry Joe Yorgey and Julius Kennedy in Jr. Middleweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Continue reading

Robert Guerrero Fan Festival Fundraiser

1695(Photo credit: Team Guerrero) May 20, 2013 – This past Saturday C.A.R.A.S and the Community of Gilroy honored Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero with a fan festival fundraiser. The Ghost was presented with a “Key to the City” by Gilory Mayor Don Gage along with proclamations from State Assembly Member Luis Alejo and County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Robert signed autographs throughout the day. Childhood friend World Champion Nonito Donaire joined him for a few hours. The fans were extremely happy and the event was a tremendous success.

The Shoe Palace donated T-shirts to help raise money for the Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Farmers Insurance, Pacific Coast Bail Bonds, Silicon Valley Hard Wood Floors and other various vendors and sponsors also donated to the cause. Continue reading

King Raheem Fighting June 1st in Tacoma, WA for Battle at the Boat 92

Tacoma, WA (May 20th, 2013) – Superstar King Raheem is once again headed to Tacoma, WA to fight in the main event for Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 92 at the Emerald Queen Casino. In March, after a two year layoff from boxing, Raheem (32-3-0, 19 KO’s) dominated Santos Pakau (28-8-2, 11 KO’s) in the official comeback to the sport he loves. Continue reading

Andre Ward’s Statement on the WBC World Champion Emeritus Title

7After careful thought and consideration with my family and team, I have decided to relinquish my WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Title. As has been recently reported, the WBC elected to strip me of my world title belt, making the upcoming bout between Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant Super Middleweight Title. After consultation with my manager James Prince and attorney Josh Dubin, it is my belief that the WBC did not have the right to strip me of my World Title and name me Champion Emeritus.

We voiced our position to the WBC, and after several discussions, have agreed to disagree with their interpretation of the facts and rules. In our opinion, we feel strongly that I did not violate the rules in any manner whatsoever. Continue reading

Gone in 60 seconds – Haroon Khan blitzes to victory in US debut!

(Bolton, May 20) – Haroon Khan (2-0, 1 KO) can’t wait for his next challenge after producing an emphatic performance in his US debut as he spectacularly blitzed his way past Vicente Medellin (0-6) in just 57 seconds.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist showed off his impressive skill set as he overwhelmed his American opponent from the outset at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Continue reading