Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KO’s) will be making his second defense of his WBA belt against 40-year-old WBA Champ in Recess Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30 KO’s) on May 17th in Russia.
Lebedev will enter the ring with a 24 – 1 record, while Jones is 38 – 3 – 2 into this one. Both men have KO percentages around 70%. The Russian reigning Champ has never been stopped, however, while Panamanian Jones was KO’d by David Noel 15 years ago. Continue reading
Renda has been added to the big show at the Arena on Saturday, May 11 and knows a big fight will be next if he wins. Boxing bosses last week made Renda the mandatory challenger for the English middleweight title held by Danny Butler – and promoter Robert Waterman hopes to bring the big fight to the city in July. Renda said: “This is fantastic news. Continue reading
by TMZ – Legendary fighter Micky Ward wants to make it clear to the world … he has NO relationship with dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev — despite a photo which reportedly shows them arm-in-arm.
Micky’s agent tells TMZ he’s been hammered with calls ever since the 2006 photo was posted on a local Boston news site.
We can’t confirm it’s actually Tamerlan in the photo, but it sure looks like him. Nonetheless, a rep for Micky — whose life was chronicled in “The Fighter” — says, “It was just like any random person who came up to Micky and asked him for a picture.”
The rep adds the former New England Golden Gloves champ had no professional or personal association with Tsarnaev.
As we previously reported … Tsarnaev had high hopes about making the US Olympic boxing team.
By the way, the news site has removed the photo … but won’t say why.
Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (28-0, 20 KOs) has dedicated his April 27th world title fight to victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings and their families. Quillin will make his first world title defense on Saturday night, Apr. 27, against challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KOs), live on Showtime Championship Boxing, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading
New boxing promoter Mick Gatto is thrilled to bring out American and Middleweight, Super Middleweight & Cruiserweight and two time Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year, James “Lights Out” Toney to Australia to fight in the main event against Australia’s undefeated Heavyweight boxing champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne in Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 28th April from 2pm.
“Im looking forward to coming to Australia where I’ll be fighting Lucas “The Clown” Browne where im gonna knock his lights out” says Toney.
Toney (74 – 45 by KO – 7 losses, 3 draws) has been a World Boxing Champion in the heavyweight, cruiserweight, middleweight, super cruiserweight, light heavyweight, and super middleweight divisions and is still a force to be reckoned with at 44 years of age. He will be fighting his next battle in the heavyweight division on his first ever fight in Australia. Perth’s Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne, 33, has never been beaten, having won 15 fights including 14 KO’s. Continue reading
Emmanuel Robles 142 vs. Joshua Marks 140.5
David Barragan 152 vs. Moses Alvizo 151.5
Jonathan Quiroz 110 vs. Javier Barragan 112
Aracely Tinoco 115 vs. Guadalupe Gutierrez 115
Erick Ituarte 128 vs. Pablo Batres 132 Continue reading
This Friday night at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst Texas, Undefeated Olympian Luis “The Latin Legend” Yanez (6-0-1) will face his toughest test against former NABF Bantamweight Champion Timur Shailezov (16-6-1) for the vacant WBC (USNBC) Super Flyweight Title. Continue reading
Hall Of Fame Boxing Announcer Al Bernstein, will be ringside to call the Super Welterweight title unification match between WBC
Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA Champ Austin Trout on February 20th in San Antonio Texas. The fight will be shown on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. Continue reading
Puerto Rican, Miguel “Mikito” Soto ( 10-0, 10 KO’s ) will be in action this Saturday, April 20 at the Manuel Iguina Coliseum in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Soto has been out of action since April 13, 2012, when in the main event defeated experienced Mexican, Leopoldo González by way of knockout at 2 minutes and 16 seconds of the first round in a card held Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
“Although I have not fought for a little more than a year, I’ve been working out and keeping my condition in the gym. I’m Very happy to return, because this is how I earn my living and support my family. Personal issues are over, we are here and will not stop until I reach my goal, “said “Mikito” Soto. Continue reading
MONTREAL (April 18, 2013) – Yesterday at noon, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) issued a statement about Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM)-promoted Kevin Bizier being appointed as the new mandatory challenger to IBF world welterweight champion Devon Alexander. Alexander was scheduled to face his mandatory challenger, Kell Brook, of England, May 18 in Atlantic City on Showtime, but Brook was injured during training and had to withdraw. To ensure Bizier’s presence in Atlantic City to fight Alexander, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaeffer also contacted the president of GYM, Yvon Michel, offering a very attractive proposition. Continue reading