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Dereck Chisora reissued with a new British Boxing Board of Control license

chisora34322Former British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Dereck Chisora has been reissued with a new British Boxing Board of Control license today.

As announced, Chisora will make his return to the ring on Saturday 20th April at Wembley Arena in a ten-round international contest, that also features WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Champion Liam Walsh, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

The Londoner’s license was withdraw in April 2011 following his well documented behaviour surrounding his world heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko. Continue reading

Aalan Martinez focused on defeating Cruz

March 12, 2013-Mexico’s Aalan Martinez (14-1-1, 10 KOs) is a days away from the biggest opportunity of his career and a chance to jump up dramatically in the ranks as he squares off with the WBO’s #2 ranked featherweight in the world Orlando Cruz (19-2-1, 9 KOs). The 12 round contest is scheduled to be the main event of a Telemundo telecast, from the Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading

Arthur Abraham Interview

Arthur_Abraham_IMG_3624BERLIN — March 23 shall represent another glorious day for Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KOs). Then he will meet Robert Stieglitz (43-3, 24 KOs) for their hotly anticipated rematch inside the GETEC-Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. The 33-year-old Abraham captured the WBO super mddleweight world championship last August when he beat Stieglitz on points in his hometown of Berlin. This time the champion is making his way to his opponent’s backyard. In the following interview, he reveals what kind of performance can be expected from him.
            Abraham-Stieglitz II will be televised live ringside to the U.S. from GTEC Arena in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on EPIX, the premium entertainment service. EPIX will stream the fights live on and on the EPIX app on Xbox consoles and Roku players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans. Continue reading

Martinez vs Murray: Martin Murray Will Keep A Cool Head In Argentina

MARTIN MURRAY will be coolness personified when he enters the ring against Sergio Martinez next month.

The St Helens star flies out to Argentina to face the world’s number one middleweight in front of more than 50,000 passionate fans.

But Murray’s manager Neil Marsh says it’ll be little more than business as usual for his charge. Continue reading

Gardner vs. Rodriguez on Friday, March 15th

105CES photo by Kelly MacDonald — PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 12th, 2013) — They keep challenging him, and all he continues to do is win.

Since returning to professional boxing in 2010 following a seven-year layoff, super middleweight Joe Gardner (10-5-1, 1 KO) has made quite a living outsmarting and outboxing some of the region’s top fighters, yet the Woonsocket, R.I., native continues to be one of the most sought-after targets by would-be opponents hoping to score a knockout against the seasoned veteran.

“They all try to knock me out, and it doesn’t work,” Gardner said, “but I’ll take it if they want to keep coming at me.” Continue reading

The Bernard Hopkins legacy continues

By Frank Walsh: March 9th, 2013. The boxing media, fans, officials and fighters made their way to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Among them, a 48 year old living legend, Bernard Hopkins. With each fight, he defies what is accepted to be the limits, of what the human body should achieve at his stage of life, in a brutal sport. And most importantly to Hopkins himself, he defies those who doubt him to further his legacy. Continue reading

WBC News: Frazier vs. Ali

clip_image004Painting by Ylli Haruni — From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán: The following is one of the weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns that are published in El Universal every Sunday. From March 10, translated from Spanish:

By José Sulaimán — 42 Years Ago : Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

Back in February of 1971, I was elected Secretary General of the WBC. I was still very young – 30 years old – and I felt that I owned the whole Planet Earth. I wanted to give my very best for the sport where I had been since being a child. President Velazquez appointed me as supervisor for the most expected fight in the whole world, Ali-Frazier at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Ali was sanctioned and humiliated by the American Army when he did not step forward to join the Army for the Vietnam war. All boxing and other organisations stripped him of his heavyweight title of the world, while the U.S. government took away his passport. He had been three and a half years away from boxing, waiting on his appeal to be resolved by the courts of law. Ali won the trial and came back to boxing at 28 and a half years of age. What a waste of time !!! Continue reading

Local Turf Wars Added To “Hollywood Fight Night” Undercard March 14th

Known for their innate ability to match styles and fighters that delight both boxing purists and the casual fight fan, Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing have continued the trend by adding two Super Bantamweight tilts featuring four fighters local fighters to this Thursday’s HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT at the FLORENTINE GARDENS. Continue reading

Julian Ramirez: Squarely grounded and focused

GBP Prospect Julian RamirezBy Marc Livitz: On Saturday, March 16th, at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico, undefeated Featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez will meet a very recognizable name in the ring. However, the southern California fighter will give all he has to ensure that this particular Ruben Olivares does not shine in the same way as the legendary “El Puas” once did.

A Los Angeles area resident all his life, Ramirez (7-0, 5 KOs) has had an active career since turning pro in early 2012. Currently just a few weeks shy of his twentieth birthday, Julian always knew that the sweet science held the calling towards where he would ultimately head. Continue reading

Juan Diaz returns on April 13 against Pipino Cuevas Jr. in Corpus Christi on Fox Sports Networks

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (March 11, 2013) – On Saturday, April 13 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas’ beloved “Baby Bull,” former World Champion Juan Diaz, returns to the ring for the first time since 2010 to face Pipino Cuevas Jr. in the main event televised on FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV. Continue reading