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24 year old Osborne set to make his professional debut

24 year old “Blue Eyes” Brenny Osborne from Bethersden in Kent is ready to set the pulses racing when he makes his long awaited debut on the Steve Goodwin promoted “The Return of Smokin Joe” show on 19th April at York Hall which features three title fights and a great undercard featuring the debuts of Brenny and the highly touted Ohara Davies (who won 19 from 19 as an amateur). Continue reading

Pacquiao-Bradley PPV to be shown Apr. 12 at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH

– Rockingham Park will be a closed circuit site this Saturday night for the Manny Pacquiao vs.Timothy Bradley pay-per-view fight airing live from Las Vegas. Admission is only $20.00 and tickets are on sale at Rockingham Park’s box office.

The Rock will also host live World Series of Boxing action, featuring the USA Knockouts vs. Cuba Domadores, earlier that same evening.

For more information about the Pacquiao-Bradley PPV and/or the World Series of Boxing event at Rockingham Park, please call 603.898.2311 or visit www.rockinghampark.com.

Tyson, Holyfield, Leonard, Duran, Hearns Meet 700 Fans of the Sweet Science at the Steiner Store on April 5

New York, April 7—Mike Tyson hasn’t been in the ring in nearly a decade, but his popularity hasn’t waned. You would have thought that he had a championship fight on the horizon when 700 fans of the “Sweet Science” flocked to meet the former heavyweight champ at the Steiner Store on Saturday (April 5) in Garden City on Long Island. It took 12 security guards to escort “Iron Mike” from the signing because a massive crowd had gathered in Roosevelt Field Mall. The Tyson fans paid from $149 for a photo op to $2,000 for a VIP package with all five former champs. Continue reading

Results from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico – ‘DIRECTV Boxing Nights’

At the Moises Navedo Coliseum in Vega Baja, in the maint event, Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodriguez ( 9-0, 5 KO’s ) defeated Felix ‘La Ardilla’ Perez ( 8-5 , 3 KO’s ) by unanimous decision

From the start, Rodriguez was able to establish the pace, connecting accurate combinations to the face and body of Pérez , who was active throughout the fight, but without success for the effective defense of Rodríguez. The judges scored 80-72, 80-72 and 78-74.

“I followed the game plan as always. Perez is strong, and has faced good prospects. I did not feel his power. In this fight I was a little more aggressive, and the results speaks for himself ” said an excited ‘Manny’ Rodriguez. Continue reading

John Joe Nevin Statement

GreenBlood Boxing, Berkeley statement

John Joe Nevin will be out of action for several months after being attacked in a Saturday morning incident in which he broke his leg in two places.

John Joe is gutted that his pro career has been slowed by the attack but vows to come back stronger in the fall. Continue reading

Video: Manny Pacquiao wants to prove that he is the same aggressive fighter

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) had his media training prior to his WBO welterweight championship rematch against undefeated two-division world chamption Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs).

“Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2″ takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Continue reading

$15,000 donated to Coachella boxer Angel Osuna at Fantasy Springs

April 3, 2014 – INDIO, CA – Last night, the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and approximately 150 members’ of the community helped to raise over $3,000 during the fundraising event for injured Coachella boxer Angel Osuna. The money raised came from door entry and raffle prizes, including an autographed boxing glove from Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton.

In addition to the community support, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino General Manager Paul Ryan on behalf of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians presented Angel Osuna with a check for $10,000. This donation was among the many others made throughout the evening including a $1,000 donation from Coachella Mayor Eduardo Garcia and friends, and $1,000 from Golden Boy Promotions. In total, $15,000 was given to help Osuna recover from his brain injury that left him hospitalized this past winter.

Ending the evening, Hugo Centeno, Angel Osuna’s opponent in the December 2013 fight, spoke heartfelt words about his support for Osuna and how Osuna has been a true warrior through this whole process, noting it was hard to celebrate his win knowing what Osuna was going through. Others who came to show support from the boxing community included, Golden Boy Promotions “Night of The Heavyweights” fighters, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, and Lee Espinoza and members of the Coachella Valley Boxing Club.

There is an online fund currently accepting donations to support Osuna and his journey to recovery. The website will be active through April and anyone wishing to make contributions can do so by visiting https://www.youcaring.com/AngelOsuna.

Photo credit: Andrew Yelich. Espinoza_Osuna_Ryan – (L to R) Lee Espinoza, Angel Osuna & Paul Ryan; Slama_Chesterton- (L to R) CMBI Public Affairs Paul Slama, FSRC VP of Hotel and Food & Beverage Jay Chesterton, Paul Ryan, Angel Osuna and Eduardo Garcia. Centeno_Osuna – (L to R) Huge Centeno and Angel Osuna

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe with approximately 1,610 acres of reservation land in the Coachella Valley. The Tribe owns several business enterprises including Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Goals include growing and diversifying its business ventures to increase employment in the Coachella Valley, increasing the support of community programs, continuing to pursue economic self-sufficiency and preserving and educating the public about Cabazon culture. For more information, call toll free (800)827-2946 or visit www.FantasySpringsResort.com.