Ricky Burns will defend his WBO lightweight title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Jose Gonzalez at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on May 11, live on Sky Sports.
On March 19 the WBO ordered the Scottish star to face Gonzalez in view of ‘the failed opportunities’ given to Burns in recent times. Promoter Eddie Hearn was given five days to negotiate an agreement for the championship bout otherwise a purse bid would be ordered.
Just hours before last night’s midnight deadline, Hearn and Gonzalez’s promoter Peter Rivera agreed terms and contracts were signed for the May 11 bout.
“I’m really looking forward to May 11,” said Burns. “He’s a big puncher with a great KO record, but I’ve been in with big punchers before and that doesn’t worry me in the slightest. It’s great to have the date and name sorted now so I can just focus on getting myself in great shape for a big night in Glasgow.” Continue reading
Ukranian Timur Akhundov and French national champion Bastien Rozeaux will fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Featherweight title on March 30 at the AKKO International in Kiev.
Fighting in his hometown, Akhundov is the reigning WBF Intercontinental champion, a title he won and defended last year to get in position for his crack at world honors. Continue reading
Xcite Fight Promotions are delighted to announce the signing of Welterweight boxer Rivan Cesaire. Sporting a 10-3 (3 KO) record, Cesaire will look to end 18 months of inactivity when he faces Alex Ahtong on April 4th at the Southport RSL. The Jamie Myer Productions bout will be broadcast live on Fox Sports. Continue reading
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, March 30, in the interim world title bout between junior welters Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a Top Rank presentation. Continue reading
Seventeen Historic Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing Participants to Return to Spokane for the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 24 female athletes who competed in the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing will always hold their own place in boxing and Olympic history and 17 of those ladies are returning to Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Spokane, Wash., for the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships, April 1-6. The roster of women slated to compete in Spokane boasts a fantastic list of nationally and internationally experienced athletes. All three female Olympians are back in 2013, including gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas). Lightweight Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) will enjoy the opportunity to return to her home state for a second major national tournament. Continue reading
Macau’s First World Championship Boxing Card Becomes The First Boxing Event To Have It’s Own Theme Song and Music Video
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (March 25, 2013) — It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Shiming!
The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is pulling out all stops for world championship boxing’s first-ever appearance in Macau by producing boxing’s first-ever music video featuring its own theme song. Performed by Stephanie Cheng (郑融), The “Fists of Gold” Theme Song Music Video (“皇金拳賽”主題曲MV) made its world premiere today and already it’s climbing up the charts from Beijing to Bar Harbor! Continue reading
Friday, March 22 – HBO Boxing will present “Road to Donaire-Rigondeaux,” an all-new special examining the upcoming super bantamweight title unification fight between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux. The two 122-pound title-holders are on the road to a spectacular showdown at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 13, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®.
The “Road to Donaire-Rigondeaux” special, which will premiere on HBO on Saturday, March 30 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT or immediately following the live Boxing After Dark presentation from Las Vegas, will feature a look at two of the best fighters in the game while they prepare to unify titles. Continue reading
Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of Welterweight Cornelius Whitlock to a promotional contract. Whitlock will make his Banner Promotions debut on March 29th as part of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights undercard at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
Whitlock of Landover, Maryland has a record of 1-0-1 with his victory coming by vicious knockout of former amateur standout Shakur Jackson in the third round on January 31st in Staten Island, New York. Continue reading
TEAM LA BOMBA (L-R): Larry Army, manager, undefeated Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, and Ronnie Shields, head trainer.
WORCESTER, Mass. (March 24, 2013) – Undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) broke his Houston training camp yesterday and he landed today in Monaco with his team for this Saturday afternoon’s “Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super 4″ at Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Rodriguez, the reigning United States Boxing Assocaition (USBA) champion, meets unbeaten 2008 Argentina Olympian Ezequiel “El Olimpico” Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs) in the opening round of four-fighter tournament, which also includes a light heavyweight fight between two-time, two division world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) and Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs). The two winners will advance to the $1,000,000 (60-40 split) “Super Four,” championship final, to be contested at a catch-weight of 171 ½ lbs., on July 13 in Monaco. Continue reading
Virginia Beach, VA (March 25) – Six-Time and Four-Division Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and his wife Casey appeared on the top-rated Christian news and talk program “The 700 Club” today when the couple visited the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, Virginia to discuss Casey’s triumphant battle with cancer and Robert’s May 4, 2013 world title challenge against Eight-Time and Five Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be televised live on Showtime PPV. “The 700 Club” is viewed daily by over one million people nationwide and is one of the longest-running television shows in broadcast history.