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Why Vitali Klitschko needs to fight David Haye

vitali4By Anthony Jeffrey: It’s been almost 2 years since David Haye’s fuse was snuffed out by Wladimir Klitschko. However, after muting the trash-talking Londoner it’s pretty much been business as usual for the Klitschkos – back to beating down unknown, out-of-shape bums.

But even though his self-proclaimed prophecy didn’t quite manifest against Wlad, Haye still has a good enough case for taking on Vitali Klitschko. True, the brash Brit got soundly beaten and was unable to land anything meaningful on Wlad, but it was more a failure to live up to expectation than an actual bad performance. He spent most of the fight on the outside looking for that one big shot because he just couldn’t get by Wlad’s jab. He basically talked himself into his own grave.

After everything was said and done, I wouldn’t blame Wlad for not giving Haye a re-match, but a Vitali vs Haye fight would possibly create even more interest. Let’s face it; David Haye is still the most exciting fighter in the division.
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BoxNation: Abraham-Stieglitz: George Groves Returns on The Card

BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) is delighted to welcome Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion George Groves back to the Channel Of Champions this Saturday night with LIVE and exclusive coverage in the UK of his fight in Germany.

The unbeaten Hammersmith star takes on Syrian Baker Barakat in an eight-round contest at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg on the undercard of WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham’s title defence and rematch against Robert Stieglitz. Continue reading

Video: Adonis Stevenson vs Darnell Boone Weigh-In

Below is the weigh in video plus an interview with Darnell Boone in advance of his rematch with IBF Number one ranked Super Middleweight Adonis Stevenson. Stevenson will look to avenge his only professional loss. The fighters will meet Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal and will headline a card that will be seen LIVE on Wealth TV and www.wealth.tv.com beginning at 7pm est.

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Jimmy Coyle vs. Jay Morris on April 5th

Friday April 5th sees the return of unbeaten middleweight Jimmy Coyle (3-0-1) in his first fight since signing a managerial and promotional deal with Goodwin Promotions. Coyle boxes on the undercard of Goodwin’s latest bumper show in Grays, Essex which is being shown live on Eurosport 8-10pm. Continue reading

Foreman vs. King, Jo Jo Dan vs. Frias, More on April 4th in New York

foreman4334New York, NY (3/21/13) – As previously announced, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns Thursday, April 4, at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The stacked 11-bout card will feature a number of DBE’s top young prospects and contenders including former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (29-2, 8KO’s), Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (16-1, 11KO’s), WBC #6-rated welterweight Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion (30-2, 17KO’s) and Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (21-1, 4KO’s).

The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com and Everlast. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45. Continue reading

Bobby Hitz presents “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on April 20th

Chicago, IL, Thursday, March 21, 2013-Legendary boxing promoter Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will return to Hammond, Indiana’s The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino at 7:00 PM, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The evening’s card will include Russian heavyweight sensation Andrey Fedosov, cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz, lightweight Frankie “Time Bomb” Scalise and welterweight “Irish” Jimmy Murphy. Hitz will announce the full card as well as ticket information in the coming days. Continue reading

All or Nothing for Don George: ‘If I Never Win a Title or Get Close, my Whole Career is a Bust.’

523Chicago middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George says there will be more than a win or a loss on the line when he steps in the ring against former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez this Friday, March 22.

According to George, he must win or his boxing career has been a waste.

George (24-3-1, 21 KOs) will drop down to middleweight to face Lopez (41-13, 23 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico, in the 10-round middleweight main event, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions and Warriors Boxing the night’s co-main event will pit former world champion Kermit “EL Asesino” Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) dropping back down to welterweight to face Chicago slugger Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs). Continue reading

Bam on boxing: Qawi, Walcott, more!

From January, 2012, to March, 2013, Philadelphia hosted just two all-local main event fights. One was the showdown between undefeated heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Maurice Byarm. The other was the age-old Philadelphia vs. New Jersey match between Angel Ocasio, of Philadelphia, and Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ. Continue reading

Hank Lundy faces tall task Thursday in Kiev

107CES photo by Jerry Coli – KIEV, Ukraine (March 21st, 2013) – Knocking out would-be adversaries on foreign soil is nothing new for “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy, but Thursday’s challenge could prove to be the toughest, and perhaps most unique, of his young career.

On Thursday, March 21st, 2013 (11:30 a.m. ET) Lundy (22-2-1, 11 KOs) will challenge unbeaten Russian light welterweight Viktor Postol (21-0, 10 KOs) in a 12-round bout for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International title at Club Sportlife in Kiev, yet another road trip for boxing’s most prolific road warrior.
 
The 5-foot-11 Postol, ranked No. 3 by the WBC, has only fought once on U.S. soil with the majority of his bouts being held in his native Ukraine, whereas Lundy – a former North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and North American Boxing Organization (NABO) title-holder in the lightweight division who is now ranked No. 9 by the WBC – has made a career out of stealing the show in various venues across the globe. Continue reading

Olympic and World Champions set to delight Kyiv

Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 March 2013 – Tension and excitement is expected all over the 7000-seater Palace of Sports in Kyiv this Friday 22 March (20:00 local time) when Heavyweights (91+kg) superstars Oleksandr Usyk and Magomedrasul Medzhidov will step into the ring for the fifth and final bout of the Ukraine Otamans vs. Azerbaijan Baku Fires World Series of Boxing (WSB) quarter-final. Continue reading