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British Lionhearts beat Mexico Guerreros

The British Lionhearts took a step closer to the semi-finals of the World Series of Boxing tonight with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Mexico Guerreros.

Wins for Andrew Selby, Joe Ward, John Joe Nevin and Joe Joyce sealed the win to continue the Lionhearts strong home form. Continue reading

Solis decisions Larsen; Chagaev & Aydin both victorious

solis33By Vladimir S: IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight champion Odlanier Solis (19-1, 12 KO’s) successfully defended his title on Friday night in defeating previously unbeaten Leif Larsen (17-1, 14 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Universal Hall in Berlin, Germany.

The action between the two fighters seemed to resemble more of a sparring session than an actual fight, as both guys looked slow and lazy from start to finish. Solis won the fight by the judges’ score of 116-112, 115-114, 117-111, but he looked unimpressive.

Larsen was just slow, and focused most of his shots upstairs to the head rather than to Solis’ soft looking body. Continue reading

A night to remember for Ukraine against Azerbaijan (5-0) 

Lausanne, Switzerland, 22 March 2013 – absolutely irresistible in front of 7,000 people at the Palace of Sports in Kyiv, the Otamans have probably secured a decisive advantage against Azerbaijan Baku Fires in the first leg of this World Series of Boxing (WSB) quarter-final. Approaching the return leg next Saturday with a lot of confidence and their team’ captain Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukrainians are on the best possible way to the Final Four.
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Don “Da Bomb” George and Kermit Cintron on ESPN FNF

By John G. Thompson – Tonight on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights series, power punching prospect Don “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KO’s) faces fifty-four fight veteran David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-13, 23 KO’s) in George’s hometown at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Also in action, former champion Kermit Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KO’s) looks to keep his career alive against Adrian “Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KO’s), a fighter ten years younger than Cintron. Continue reading

Weights: Stieglitz-Abraham, Helenius-Sprott

Abraham_Stieglitz_faceAll photos by Photo Wende — Here are the weigh in results from Magdeburg for tomorrow’s show at the GETEC-Arena, Magdeburg, Germany:

WBO Super Middleweight World Championship, 12 rounds:

Robert Stieglitz (Germany): 76.0 kg / 167.6 lbs

Arthur Abraham (Germany): 76.2 kg / 168.0 lbs

Heavyweight bout, 10 rounds:

Michael Sprott (Great Britain): 110.3 kg / 243.2 lbs

Robert Helenius (Finland): 108.3 kg / 238.8 lbs

WBO / WIBF Female Flyweight World Championship, 10 rounds:

Nadia Raoui (Germany): 49.8 kg / 109.8 lbs

Melissa McMorrow (USA): 50.2 kg / 110.7 lbs Continue reading

Mickey Bey respects Nevada State Athletic Commission decision

“I fully respect the Commission’s decision, and am grateful for their understanding and fair judgment in my case. I have never used drugs, and never had any intent to violate the Nevada State Athletic Commission Drug Policy” Bey said following his hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on March 20, 2013. Furthermore, Bey pointed out to the Commission that his doctor’s medical records clearly stated that he not receive any performance enhancing substances. Continue reading

Fred Lawson dares Sowah for IBF Africa title tonight

Fred Lawson vrs SowahBy Prince Dornu-Leiku – The up and coming Ghanaian boxing stallion, Frederick Lawson meets his opponent in the body of Isaaac Sowah for the IBF Africa Welterweight belt Friday night at the Accra Sports Stadium on the undercard of Fresh King Entertainment’s first ever promotion featuring former world champion, Joseph King Kong Agbeko to be screened live on Metro TV across Africa and many other parts of the world.

Unbeaten Lawson has won 18 of his 19 professional fights via knockout and has been tipped by many local boxing connoisseurs to bring world title glory one day. His credentials for the big stage however face a strong challenge from experienced Isaac Sowah alias The Hammer who has been talking tough and is keen to exploit the situation to revive his career. Continue reading

Lionhearts enchant fans with close to perfect victory over Mexico (4-1)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 23 March – Having lost only once in a very promising night at London’s York Hall, the British have taken a good option against the Guerreros in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) quarter-finals. Wins for Andrew Selby, Joe Ward, John Joe Nevin and Joe Joyce sealed the win to continue the Lionhearts strong home form. Continue reading

Hughie Fury weighs in for pro debut

627LONDON (March 22, 2013) — Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury will have a substantial height and weight advantage for his professional debut tonight at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada, live on WealthTV.

The 18-year-old prospect weighed 234.4 pounds at Thursday’s official weigh in, with his opponent David Whittom, 34, weighing in at 207.8 pounds.

There are certainly high hopes for Hughie, who, standing at six-feet and eight-inches, has a seven-inch height and 26.6 pounds weight advantage over Whittom.

But Hughie cannot afford to underestimate his opponent.

Whittom, 34, is a tough, come forward fighter, who has battled some of the top contenders and, in front of his home crowd, certainly poses a formidable test for a professional debutant.

With 11 wins, seven by knockout and one draw to his name, Whittom has built a reputation for his durability and, despite his 19 (KO 9) defeats, will be no pushover for the latest Fury fighter. Continue reading