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Poland delight home fans with victory over Mexico (3-2)

Switzerland, 18 January 2013 – Hussars Poland will have been delighted with their night’s work as they defeated the visiting Mexico Guerreros in their Group A clash, consolidating in the process their place in the play-off qualification positions. Dawid Pawel Michelus, Adil Aslanov and Sergei Kuzmin were the stars on the night, delivering an all-important victory for their team at the Hala Znicz in Pruszkow.

The Hussars’ Michelus got the action underway in the Bantamweight (50-54kg) contest as he faced 19-year-old Mexican southpaw Aaron Alameda Lopez. The Polish orthodox teenager put in a solid performance, using the jab and the straight one-twos to keep his opponent at distance throughout the five rounds. Sharp, focused and quick on his toes, Michelus moved well and connected with the most telling shots to claim the first three rounds. Alameda Lopez fought valiantly, moving inside to take rounds four and five; however the Pole had done enough to win, giving his team the early lead in the match. Continue reading

Kazakhstan maintain unbeaten record with solid win versus Ukraine (4-1)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 18 January 2013 – Astana Arlans Kazakhstan made it six wins from six in Group B this season with an expertly taken victory at home versus Ukraine Otamans at the Almaty Sports Palace. Kazak team Captain Ruslan Myrsatayev and his compatriots Miras Zhakupov and Samat Bashenov all defeated their opponents whilst Iranian star Ehsan Rouzbahani added to that tally to make it a comprehensive score-line with his maiden World Series of Boxing (WSB) win. Continue reading

David Price Vs Tyson Fury – Potential British Domestic Classic in 2013?

fury5423Jack Scales – 2012 proved to be a fruitful year for British boxing, in both the paid and unpaid ranks. The Olympic games showcased a plethora of young talent, whilst the professional game blessed us with emphatic performances from the likes of Carl Froch, Ricky Burns, Kell Brook, Toney Bellew and Carl Frampton. In spite of this success, 2012 still suffered its fair share of disappointment. Price and Fury’s failure to fight for the British title -as a result of Fury’s decision to vacate – was one of them, but hopefully this can be rectified in 2013.

With the exception of David Haye, these two behemoths are without question the best pair of Heavyweights that Britain has to offer. Additionally, because of their size and ever advancing skill-sets, they have been touted by some as potential conquerors of the Klitschkos. Are they presently capable of this? Most respected fight analysts would give you a resounding no. However, what these two fighters are capable of is offering the publican enthralling and potentially brutal contest. Continue reading

Kimbo Slice to face Shane Tilyard on Mundine vs. Geale 2 undercard

Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Grange Old School Boxing and Black Venom Promotions, are pleased to announce a heavyweight showdown on the undercard to the Mundine vs. Geale world title fight at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, on Wednesday, January 30.

Cult sensation Kimbo Slice, will put his devastating punching power to the ultimate test when he squares off with QLD Heavyweight champion Shane Tilyard. Continue reading

Mayweather Promotions Inks Mickey Bey

photoProfessional boxer Mickey Bey (18-0, 9 KO’s) speaks on signing to Floyd Mayweather’s very own Mayweather Promotions (The Money Team). The two have known each other for over a decade, in which a strong friendship formed between them. Mayweather’s father, Floyd Sr was Mickey’s first trainer as a professional, and the two still currently train together. When asked about his new team, Bey revealed that this joining of forces was “past due”, yet he continued on to say, “Now it’s happening at the right time. I’m glad I can display my talent to the world and become a superstar under [Mayweather’s] promotional company.”

Bey is excited to be working with “one of the best business men in the world and in sports”, and looking towards the future, he states that, “boxing is the type of sport where it matters who you are with… it can’t get any better than being with The Money Team. [Mayweather] is the strongest force in boxing, and it will be easy for him to make a lot of things happen, I’m excited to be able to make history with The Money Team.” Continue reading

British Lionhearts defeat USA Knockouts

The British Lionhearts maintained its one hundred percent home record in the World Series of Boxing with a dominant 5-0 win over the USA Knockouts at York Hall in London tonight.

Victories for Andrew Selby, John Joe Nevin, Joe Ward, Joe Joyce and Kaupo Arro secured the victory to ensure the Lionhearts stay second in Group B of the World Series of Boxing with 12 points and four wins from six fixtures.

British Lionhearts Coach, Dave Alloway said: “To win all five bouts was an excellent performance by the team. The boxers are continuing to adjust well to the different demands of World Series Boxing and means the team is well placed to get to the knockout stages of the competition.”

The outstanding bout of the evening came in the bantamweight category where Andrew Selby scored a unanimous victory over the London 2012 bronze medallist, Michael Conlan in a re-match of their epic quarter-final from the 2011 AIBA World Championships, when Selby defeated the Irishman by a single point. Continue reading

Golovkin-Rosado, Burgos-Martinez quotes

NEW YORK (January 17, 2013) — The final press conference took place today at The Garden for Saturday’s World Championship Triple Header at the Theater at Madison Square Garden broadcast Live on HBO®.

Quotes follow…

FELIX VERDEJO (highlights of the 2012 Puerto Rico Olympian’s fight will be shown during the broadcast): This a great opportunity for me, to fight at Madsion Square Garden. Great Puerto Rican fighters that I followed as a kid have fought here. This is my first time fighting here and this is only the beginning. I hope this is the first of many to come. Continue reading

Heavyweight Prospect Jarrell Miller Looking To Shine On NBC This Saturday

1612January 17, 2013 – On Saturday January 19th, live from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller (4-0 4 KOs) will face off against Joey Dawejko (7-1-1 3 KOs) of Philadelphia in a scheduled 4 rounder. The fight will be part of the NBC Sports Networks televised lineup, which includes the main event between Gabriel Campillo and Sergey Kovalev.

Miller is a flamboyant fighter with a big personality to go along with his big right hand. Miller has accumulated 4 KO/TKO victories in his 4 professional fights as a boxer, although he also maintains an undefeated record as a kick boxer, competing in some past K-1 events. Miller stands 6’4″ and he will enjoy a 6 inch height advantage in this matchup.

Dawejko will be a step up in competition for Miller and with the fight being televised on NBC Sports Network the scene is set perfectly for Miller to showcase his brand of fighting.

“I’m going to take full advantage of this opportunity to be on TV and I plan on making a lot of new fans,” Miller said. Continue reading

Rising Boxing Stars Will Get Chance to Shine on NBCSN Fight Night Future Stars

NEW YORK – January 17, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its Fight Night series, Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, with a main event featuring Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo (21-4-1, 7 KO’s) of Madrid, Spain vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (19-0-1, 16 KO’s) of Ft. Lauderdale Fla., at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The Fight Night telecast on Saturday will be the first 2013 edition of the popular nationally televised boxing series. Continue reading