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Gethin’s Rees hopes dashed but title shot still on

By Daniel Mole: Martin Gethin’s hopes of a showdown with Gavin Rees may have been dashed but he is still due a tilt at the British title. The IBF International Lightweight Champion had expected to go toe-to-toe with Welshman Rees for the British lightweight title after the British Boxing Board of Control put him forward as the mandatory challenger for the belt. However, it was confirmed yesterday [...]

The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”: Chris Byrd to talk about Emanuel Steward

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special tribute to one of the all-time greatest trainers and advocates of the sport, Emanuel Steward, tonight at 9:00 PM EST. Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 On tonight’s broadcast, we will be speaking with former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Heavyweight Champion Chris Byrd about the [...]

Frankie Gomez vs. Manuel Leyva on Saturday; WBC News

LOS ANGELES, October 29 - The wait is over. Following nearly a year away from the ring, unbeaten junior welterweight rising star Frankie Gomez will make his long-awaited return to active duty when he faces Mexican veteran Manuel Leyva in the eight round main event of TeleFutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate" from The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, Calif. this Saturday night. Joining Gomez-Leyva on the card [...]

Marco Huck: “The fans will witness one hell of a fight!

WBO Champion Marco Huck is looking forward to the action in Halle/Westphalia. His fight against former WBA Cruiserweight Champion Firat Arslan promises to be a real highlight. Ahead of the big fight, the 27-year-old spent some time in Mallorca, Spain as well as in Neuruppin, Germany and will present himself in great shape come November 3. And the team surrounding the prodigy of coach Ulli Wegner is [...]

Ivan Calderon retires; Santa Cruz vs. Zaleta on 11/10

ABO, PUERTO RICO- Former two time world champion, Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, announced today his retirement of boxing in an event held at the new Amelia Municipal Boxing Gym Felix Pagan Pintor, where Calderon is going to work as trainer and administrator. After 11 years as a professional boxer, a record of 35-3-1, 6 KOs, and World Boxing Organization (WBO) titles at 105 and 108 pounds, [...]

News: Cleverly talks Flintoff; Rahimi vs. Mbelwa; LaManna

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly met with new pro Freddie Flintoff today at the Peacock Gym in London. Unbeaten Cleverly spoke to the media before he heads off to the US for his world title defence on Saturday 10th November at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, live on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). While former England cricket captain [...]

News: McDermott battles Whyte on 11/30; Witter vs. Gavin on Thursday

Dillian ‘the villain’ Whyte’s trajectory has been both an upward one, and a very rapid one. 2012 has been his breakthrough year, with an impressive six wins out of six fights under his belt; all but one by way of a KO or TKO. He remains undefeated as a professional and his amazing year will come to a head when he fights John McDermott for the vacant English heavyweight title on the David Price [...]

Rahimi defeats Mbelwa

"This is a dream which just came true", said newly crowned WBO intercontinental middleweight champion Hamid Rahimi moments after stopping Said Mbelwa from Tanzania in the seventh round of the "Fight 4 Peace" on Tuesday night in front of a sold out crowd of 3,000 enthusiastic fans at the "Loya Jirga" in Kabul. It was the first professional boxing fight ever to take place in Afghanistan. Rahimi dominated [...]

News: Hatton Promotions launch Promotions Asia Pacific; AIBA; Boxing event for Thanksgiving

RICKY HATTON has continued to expand his promotional arm despite preparing for his boxing comeback. RICKY HATTON has continued to expand his promotional arm despite preparing for his boxing comeback. ‘The Hitman’ has launched Hatton Promotions Asia Pacific where he plans to feature top boxers from the Far East and Australasia. The first show will be staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition [...]

Hurricane forces postponement of Nov. 1 boxing card

It is with the complete support and encouragement of the New York State Athletic Commission and chairwoman Melvina Lathan that Bob Duffy's Ring Promotions has announced that the November 1 boxing card at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant has been postponed until, Thursday, November 15. The conditions and potential fallout from Hurricane Sandy has left the promotion no other choice. "The most [...]

News: Teon Kennedy; Sean Cogavin; Said Mbelwa

Philadelphia, PA-Former world-title challenger Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, and undefeated Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, meet in a 10-round junior lightweight contest on Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at Pearson/McGonigle Halls on the campus of Temple University. The fight will be part of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night show. Topping the show will be another Philadelphian, Bryant "By [...]

Rocky Juarez KOs Antonio Escalante in the 8th

By Joseph Herron - On Saturday night at the historic Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, fight veteran Rocky Juarez (29-10-1, 21 KOs) exorcised the boxing demons and proved that he could still compete at the world class level. After losing his last six fights, the eleven year fight veteran dazzled the crowd in attendance by closing the show in style with an eighth round KO against a [...]