(San Diego, CA) – Gary Shaw Productions in association with Cohen Promotions and All-In Entertainment present ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” this Friday, March 7th, at the Pala Resort and Casino in Pala, CA. Featured on the card will be super featherweight Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (13-3-2, 4KOs) of Vista, CA. Garcia will be fighting in his backyard for the first time in years and he is more than excited at the possibility.
“I am ready to put on a show, I’ve been working hard and I want to show everybody who Aaron Garcia is,” the father of two said during a public work out held yesterday at the Pacific Training Center in Birdrock. Continue reading
Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis arrived in Istanbul (Turkey). The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will face US veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson on March 22nd in Tekirdag. It is the clash of two former Klitschko foes: In March 2011 Solis lost to then WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne (Germany) due to a knee injury; Thompson had already two shots at Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir in 2008 and 2012 but lost both fights. Continue reading
Former British and European champ Paul McClosky has pulled out of the scheduled fight with unbeaten prospect, Bradley Saunders, due to a knee injury.
The fight was arranged for Saturday 29th March in Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on the undercard of the British cruiserweight title clash between champion Jon Lewis Dickinson and challenger Neil Dawson. Continue reading
QUEENS, NY (March 5, 2014) – On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, New Legend Boxing returns to Resorts World Casino New York City with another action-packed night of professional boxing. This will be the sixth “International Fight Night” promoted at the casino by New Legend Boxing. Experience the excitement up close and personal as some of the best local professional fighters compete in a world class venue. Continue reading
Tampa, FL: The successful series Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc will have the second installment of the spring series Friday, March 21, 2014 from the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.
In the main event WBO Latin Superflyweight Champion Mathew “Mantequilla” Villanueva (11-0-1-9 KO’s) of Burbank, California via Puerto Rico will be making his second defense of his title against WBO Youth Champion David “Severo” Cardona (16-2-4-8 KO’s) of Mexico DF, Mexico in a bout schedule for 12 Rounds with Villanueva’s title at stake. This will be Villanueva’s 3rd fight on Telemundo and his second at A La Carte where he stopped local undefeated prospect Daniel Lozano in the last season. This will also be Carmona’s 3rd main event fight on the series. Continue reading
When you’ve a back story like AJ Faizy’s, the boxing ring doesn’t hold much fear.
With his father murdered by the Taliban, AJ fled war-torn Afghanistan as a 14-year-old and found himself in care in the UK.
Far from the new start he was hoping for though, the young refugee was soon without a family again after the foster payments ceased when he turned 18.
Homeless, and desperately in need of direction, Faizy’s luck finally turned. Taken in by his boxing coach Barry Higginson, the adopted Brit is now a promising pro with dreams of winning the Lonsdale Belt. Continue reading
Las Vegas (MARCH 5, 2014)–Current WBC Diamond Belt and former Light Heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal will join the talented list of other world champions at the inaugural BOX FAN EXPO this September at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
One of the biggest draws in North America, Pascal, is the former WBC Light Heavyweight champion and made three successful defenses. He was the lineal Light Heavyweight champion and Ring Magazine champion between 2009-2011 Continue reading
New York, NY (March 4, 2014) – For the first two and a half rounds of his February 12 bout against veteran Donald “Bulldog” Ward, rising junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson appeared en-route to another impressive victory. In the second, Melson nearly stopped Ward and was seeking to score a knockout in the Roseland Ballroom’s final fight.
This was until an unexpected injury completely debilitated the 2003 West Point Graduate. Continue reading
If you enjoy a night out in Birmingham you may know Andrew Robinson by another name. DJ Polish was a popular drum ‘n’ bass DJ in the city before he ditched the decks because he loves to fight.
Nine straight wins in 17 months later it looks like a good career move and Robinson’s progress has convinced manager PJ Rowson to hand the 29 year-old super-middleweight his toughest test at the Tower Ballrooms this month. Continue reading
“We forget as athletes that we break just like everyone else and that our lives are different outside of the ring.”-Eugene Hill
Dickinson, Texas heavyweight boxer, Eugene “Mean Gene” Hill spends his mid-mornings training for two hours at Savannah’s Boxing Gym in nearby Houston. The trip back and forth which he makes several times a week is different from the trips many commuters make each day to work. The time he spends training, last only for a few hours but every moment is precious to Eugene because at one point, he thought these moments would never happen again. Continue reading