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Sal Cenicola Comes out of Retirement after 25 years!

A former professional boxer managed by Sylvester Stallone is returning to the ring after 25 years. Sal “Rocky” Cenicola, a lightweight contender who fought in the 1980s and was on verge of a world title shot when he left the game in 1988, will fight the main event on April 13 at the Peck Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. When the 53-year-old Cenicola steps into the ring that night, he will break [...]

Video: 50 Cent Says Mayweather Ducked Pacquiao

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson on ESPN First Take talk about his relationship with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather ducking Manny Pacquiao, what boxing could learn from MMA and his upcoming album. 50 Cent visited ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol on Thursday, February, 28, to promote the March 1 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Details about March 1 Friday Night Fights: The March 1 edition of [...]

WBC News: Victor Ortiz

The World Boxing Council congratulates Victor Ortiz on being named as a celebrity on Dancing With The Stars! The new season will begin March 18 on ABC, and feature famous personalities teamed with professional dancers to compete for the famed mirror ball. Victor is partnered with Lindsay Arnold, a new addition to the cast this season. With his charisma and striking good looks, Victor is expected [...]

Argie Bargey – Malignaggi-Chaves Negotiations Fail, Scuppering Abu Dhabi Flagship Event

Showtime Sports Events (SSE) today announced that all negotiations for WBA Welterweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi to defend his crown against interim Champion, Argentina’s Diego Chaves, at their inaugural event at Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on May 18th have been terminated. The Showtime team first entered negotiations with Malignaggi on the 23rd January, with [...]

Card shaping up for King’s Boxing Promotions on March 15th at the Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge, PA (February 27, 2013)—On Friday night, March 15th Professional Boxing will make its maiden appearance at The Valley Forge Casino Resort as King’s Promotions presents a terrific night of action that will be headlined with an eight round Lightweight bout between Naim Nelson and Georgi Kevlishvilli. Nelson, 22 years old of Philadelphia has a record of 9-0 with 1 knockout. Nelson [...]

KeAndrae Leatherwood Confident Going Into Centeno Bout

NEW YORK (Feb. 28, 2013) - One of the most dynamic prospects in the junior middleweight division, KeAndrae "Lightning" Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KO's), will headline the March 8 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Leatherwood will be opposed by undefeated prospect Hugo Centeno [...]

Bam on boxing: Alekseev, Rosado, More!

One Shot, or is it? Why does it feel like the end of the world when a fighter you want to see win, loses. It’s not like watching your favorite sports team where, after a loss, ‘there’s always next time’. For fighters, there almost is never ‘next time’. Last Saturday evening, South Philadelphia cruiserweight Garrett Wilson boxed Alexander Alekseev, of Uzbekistan, in Galati, Romania, [...]

Cayo Knows What’s at Stake Against Taylor

Dominican super lightweight Victor "Mermelada" Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs) knows the dire consequences on his boxing career another loss will have and is training like his future as a top contender depends on it. Cayo is in the final stretch of his preparations to meet once-beaten Emmanuel "The Tranzforma" Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs) on Friday, March 8, 2013, in the 10-round main event of promoter Sampson [...]

Lucas Browne vs Masataka Takehara This Friday

LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE has fast earned a reputation as one of the heavyweight division's hard hitters, but he won't necessarily be looking for an early finish this Friday night. The unbeaten Australian banger faces Masataka Takehara at Lions in Richlands, Queensland and knows he's likely to have a tough bout on his hands. Japan's Takehara has a modest record of seven wins, seven defeats and [...]

Amir Khan vs Julio Diaz Tickets Go On Sale Today

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, February 28 - After nearly two years fighting away from England, the “King” is back.  On Saturday, April 27 at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to England to face former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.   Plus, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo makes his long-awaited professional debut in a four round middleweight [...]

Carlos Molina Accepts Smith’s Challenge

Before and since winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight title against Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) on February 23rd in Detroit, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) has stated that he would like to face perennial contender “King” Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) in his first title defense, which he would like to be in his hometown of Las Vegas. “I [...]

Abril, Bogere, Russell Jr. & Gusev Media Workout Quotes

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 27, 2013) – When Cuba’s Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KO’s), of Miami, Fla., steps into the ring to face undefeated Ugandan Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (23-0, 15 KO’s), of Las Vegas, this Saturday, March 2 in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING – Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, [...]