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Barker stops Rotolo; Groves defeats Balmaceda

By Jeff Sorby: Super middleweight contender George Groves (17-0, 13 KO’s) made easy work of Dario Balmaceda (11-7-2, 7 KO’s) in stopping him in the 3rd round in a two knockdown performance on Saturday night in the 24-year-old Groves’ first fight with Matchroom Sport at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. Grove put the lanky Balmaceda down with a short right hand to the body in the 2nd. In the [...]

Richard Commey wins IBF Africa Lightweight title

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Unbeaten Ghanaian prospect, Richard Commey continued his march towards world championship glory by stopping compatriot Bilal Mohammed in round 7 to claim the hitherto vacant IBF Africa Lightweight title in an exciting fight in Accra on Friday night. Commey improved his burgeoning career to 15-0, 15 KOs whilst condemning veteran Bilal to 24-6, 20 KOs as he dominated an unyielding [...]

Van Heerden set for big run, returns in early June

Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden (19-0-0 9 KO’s) is a man of faith and desire, overlooked by international fans but praised by local admirers. He has forever dreamed of the opportunities bestowed upon him in his boxing career. Winning the IBO world title in 2011, and defending it two times since is a “blessing”. And he hopes to gain even more recognition, and perhaps opportunities as 2013 reaches [...]

Centeno Jr. defeats Leatherwood; Santos smashes Hoskins in 56 seconds

(Photo: Casino/Showtime) INDIO, Calif. (March 9, 2013) – Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (18-0, 9 KO’s), of Oxnard, Calif., remained undefeated with a one-sided 10-round decision victory over KeAndrae “Lightning” Leatherwood (17-3, 10 KO’s), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® from Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, Calif. [...]

Argentina loses in Russia but keeps quarter-final stage qualification (4:1)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 09 March 2013 - In the last match of this 2012/2013 World Series of Boxing (WSB) Regular Season, last year's finalists used their experience to surpass the Condors' obstacle with style. But no matter this last-minute success, Argentina keeps fourth spot in Group A thanks to a lower number of walkovers. In the Bantamweight (50-54kg) contest, two WSB debutants gave a superb [...]

Doberstein, Micsko Capture WBF Titles, Amasheh Retains

Photo: Wende -- It was an eventful evening in Saarbruecken on Friday night, March 8, when DOG Eventboxing promoted a World Boxing Federation tripleheader at the Saarlandhalle. And plenty of good boxing for the enthusiastic crowd to cheer for, as local hero Juergen Doberstein passed his biggest test with flying colors. Doberstein won the vacant WBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title by out-boxing [...]

Galarza vs. Ibarra on Hopkins-Cloud undercard on Saturday, March 9th

BROOKLYN, NY (MARCH 9, 2013)—TONIGHT at the Barclays Center,undefeated Brooklyn native, Jr.Middleweight Frank “Notorious” Galarza will appear on the undercard of the IBF Light Heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud who will be defending his title against legendary Bernard Hopkins. Galarza of Brooklyn has a record of 8-0-1 with 4 knockouts and is one of the most popular fighters in the New York [...]

“Centeno, Jr. Tougher Than Leatherwood”

(Photo: Casino/Showtime) By Marc Livitz:The backdrop was the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California tonight and Hugo "The Boss" Centeno, Jr. put on a show of the "left, left, right" variety throughout the entirety of the junior middleweight bout. The Oxnard, California fighter pressed and controlled the action this evening in his contest with KeAndrae "Lightning" Leatherwood of Atlanta. [...]

Salgado-Mendez official weights

IBF JR. LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT - 12 ROUNDS ARGENIS MENDEZ - 129.2 LBS. JUAN CARLOS SALGADO - 129.8 LBS. WELTERWEIGHT BOUT - 8 ROUNDS JAVIER MOLINA - 146 LBS. JOSEPH ELEGELE - 148 LBS. LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT - 10 ROUNDS CORNELIUS 'DA BEAST' WHITE - 176 LBS. OTIS GRIFFIN - 176.6 LBS. WELTERWEIGHT BOUT - 4 ROUNDS OSCAR MOLINA - 149 LBS. [...]

Taylor defeats Cayo; Abdusalamov stops Bisbal

By Bill Phanco: Light welterweight contender Victor Cayo (31-4, 22 KO’s) suffered a disappointing 8th round stoppage loss to Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KO’s) tonight at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cayo seemingly had the fight in the bag until getting put down with a series of solid right hands from the 22-year-old Taylor in the 8th. Taylor then hammered the hurt Cayo [...]

Star Boxing’s Emanuel Taylor heads back to the bright lights faces Victor Cayo tonight on ESPN Friday Night Fights

NEW YORK (March 8, 2013) Coming off a sensational, nationally televised debut on JANUARY 25, hot junior welterweight prospect Emanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor makes his second start of 2013 challenging former world title challenger and world ranked Dominican Victor Cayo in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights tonight from Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fighting on ShoBox: [...]

McCreedy & Martin open workout in Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. (March 10, 2013) -- Lowell boxers "Irish" Joey McCreedy and Mike Martin held an open workout yesterday at Forever Fitness in Chelmsford to promote Saturday night's (March 16) "CFC Fight Night" professional boxing event, presented by Chicao Fight Nights Promotion, at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. McCreedy (13-6-2, 6 KOs) headlines the eight-fight card in the eight-round main [...]