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Video: Sam Soliman dominates Felix Sturm in Germany

Sam Soliman won the IBF middleweight title Saturday with a unanimous decision over Felix Sturm.

Soliman outworked Sturm round for round earning a clear decision. One judge had him the winner with a score of 117-111, the other two scored it 118-110.

“He won, clearly, He kept moving, he was hard to hit”, said Sturm.

“I wanted to take the fight to him,” Soliman said.

Soliman improved to 44-11. Sturm fell to 39-4, with three draws.

Fortuna, Rodriguez, Rosa & Del Valle All Make Weight

Las Vegas, NV (5/30/14) – All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s HBO Latino double-header weighed in earlier today in Las Vegas. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Right Hook Promotions and will take place at the beautiful newly renovated Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, NV. The card which will air on HBO Latino network, as well the HBO2 service with English language commentary at 12 midnight (ET/PT), is headlined by former world champion Javier Fortuna (24-0-1, 18KO’s) taking on Juan Antonio Rodriguez (26-4, 23KO’s) in a 10-round super featherweight match-up. In the highly anticipated co-feature top-rated super bantamweight contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (18-1, 13KO’s) will look to take a major step toward repositioning himself back among the elite of the 122lb. division when he faces highly regarded undefeated prospect Luis Rosa (16-0, 7KO’s) in a 10-round super bantamweight showdown. Continue reading

Zach Cooper: “I’m ready to fight NOW!”

LAS VEGAS: A year long absence from the ring has done nothing to diminish junior middleweight Zach Cooper’s (2-0-1) enthusiasm for boxing. Instead, it’s done the opposite. Zach kept training, putting the work in every day at the Mayweather Boxing Club. He’s more than ready for June 7, and a scheduled four round bout against Nate Richardson, (1-1) at the Myth Event Center, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Continue reading

Cus D’Amato is the Force Behind the Champ – Once Again

Boston, MA (May 2014) – Legendary boxing trainer Cus D’Amato was the strategic force behind legendary heavyweights Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres, and Muhammad Ali (in an advisory role). The biographical novel based on his life, Confusing the Enemy: The Cus D’Amato Story (Acanthus Publishing, 2013) has swept through the ranks and taken the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award. Co-authors Dr. Scott Weiss and Paige Stover, are honored with this prestigious literary achievement having already received glowing reviews from readers and the media alike. A reader on Facebook has posted, “It is impossible to have a full understanding of boxing history without this book.” The Boxing Magazine has declared it “an instant classic for the boxing bookshelf.” Continue reading

Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis Signs with Al Haymon

Wilmington, DE—-Eleven years in the making and a few weeks after his impressive professional debut, 19-year-old, middleweight prospect Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis (2-0, 2Kos) received a phone call from a representative of one of boxing’s most powerful manager/advisers, Al Haymon. In that phone call Davis was offered an opportunity to join the ranks of Mr. Haymon’s highly accomplished stable. Continue reading

Barry Isaacs and Nate Tubbs Events & Promotions presents a U.S. Army Sponsored Professional Charity Boxing Event

Cincinnati, OH May 27, 2014 – Nate Tubbs Events & Promotions has teamed up with promoter Barry Isaacs to promote a U.S. Army sponsored professional boxing event in Cincinnati, OH. 30% of the proceeds will go to help the re-launching efforts of the Nate Tubbs Group Home & Amateur Boxing Program. With the escalation of gun violence by the youth of our city the NTGH charity strives to help stop this violence and save Cincinnati’s at risk youth by providing the much-needed housing, mentoring and educational support services. This U.S. Army sponsored event is being held at as well as sponsored by the Hope 4 Change Building (old national armory) 4100 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, June 14, 2014 and will feature 7 well-matched and exciting bouts as the competitors square off to help save our kids. Continue reading

Bermane Stiverne, Charles Martin, Bahodir Mamadjonov, Akhror Muralimov and John Jackson on LAST CALL 5/30

This week the Swami is bringing in some International flavor to the show as several rising boxing stars from overseas have taken over the show. Armed with the new WBC Heavyweight champion as the cherry with UFC 173 & Boxing recap and its a jam packed two hour show of presents, LAST CALL on Friday May 23rd from 10-12 p.m. EST/ 7-9 p.m. PST. This week’s guests include; Continue reading

Stephen Ormond secures hometown rematch against sole defeater Appleby

STEPHEN Ormond will attempt to right the only wrong on his professional record and bring big time boxing back to Dublin when he trades leather with Paul Appleby in July.

The WBO European lightweight champion fell victim to what his team refer to as ‘the rotten’ Appleby decision’ when he controversially lost to the former British featherweight champion in Glasgow in March of 2012. Continue reading