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Video: Mayweather still uncertain on venue, talks Khan/Broner

“The best city in the world is Las Vegas, Nevada, and as of right now, I don’t know where I’m fighting at…is it Brooklyn? Maybe. Is it London? Maybe. Is it Africa? Maybe. Is it Canada? Maybe,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who is still unsure of where his May 3 showdown with WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana will take place. Check it out! Continue reading

Sulem Urbina Wins Gold At The Independence Cup Amateur National Championships

Twenty-three year old amateur boxer, Sulem Urbina, a Mexican born, U.S. resident, returned to her Team Mexico training camp in Mexico City after winning a gold medal in the 112 lb/51 kg division at the Independence Cup Amateur National Championships. The international competition tournament, which included participants from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, United States, Brazil, and Mexico, was held February 10-February 14, 2014, at the amphitheater located on the campus of the Universidad Technologica de Santiago (UTESA) in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Urbina, who regularly trains at Knockout Boxing Club in Phoenix, Arizona, won the gold medal by winning three fights in five days. In the quarterfinals on February 10, Urbina defeated Arisleyda Santiago of the Dominican Republic by a score of 3:0. In the semi-finals on February 12, she defeated Zaida Enriquez of Mexico by a score of 3:0. In the finals, held on February 14, she won the gold medal by defeating Clelia Costa of Brazil by a score of 2:1. Her amateur record now stands at 58-10. Continue reading

Deontay Wilder & Joseph Diaz Jr on LAST CALL 2/28

After the Olympics is over and moved on, the Sport Swami is moving also to a new time spot, one hour earlier. Armed with two rising names in the world of boxing, its a jam packed two hours on Wavlite.com presents; LAST CALL on http://www.cyberstationusa.com/. This week’s guests include;

-Undefeated Heavyweight Deontay Wilder returns to the show as he prepares for his March 22nd fight with Malik Scott in Baymon, Puerto Rico only on Showtime. “The Bronze Bomber” sits down to talk about his upcoming fight this weekend, what he expects from Malik Scott, addressing the task that he has been matched up soft, a potential fight with Chris Arreola, looking back at his boxing career so far, and what he has sacrificed to get where he is at. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather is a 12/1 favorite over Marcos Maidana

Odds courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

WBC welterweight title/WBA Super World welterweight title

Floyd “Money” Mayweather -1200 (1/12)
Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana +700 (7/1)

UFC

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis -180 (5/9)
Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez +150 (3/2)

Jordan Shimmell moves to 13-0 with 11 KOs

Jordan Shimmell, 13-0 with 11 knockouts, moved up to heavyweight for his most recent fight and defeated “Dangerous” Damon Reed on Saturday February 22, 2014 by knockout at 1:59 of the 3rd round. Jordan knocked Reed down with a left hook to the liver in the 2nd round and then knocked Reed down three more times en route to the 3rd round stoppage. Damon Reed, who entered the fight at 47-17 with 32 KOs, had faced four current or former world champions during his career. In 2011, Reed lost a 10 round decision to James Toney and in his bout prior to that one had lost via 6 round stoppage to Hasim Rahman. Jordan Shimmell was able to stop Reed quicker than both of those former world champions. Jordan’s victory moved him up in the BoxRec cruiserweight rankings and he is now #3 in the U.S. and #31 in the world. Jordan is ranked #39 in the world by the WBC and #20 in the world at heavyweight by Sports-Ratings.com. Continue reading

Kyrone Davis Shows Out at His Pro-Debut with a First Round KO

Middleweight prospect Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis went into the ring this past Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, and did exactly what he said he would do. In a Pre-fight interview with radio personality Rick Jensen of WDEL in Delaware, Jensen asked “What should people be looking for?” Davis confidently replied “Don’t blink…” He went in to the ring cool, quick, and calm. He dominated his opponent Joshua Warf of South Carolina, with a right hand, left hook combination, resulting in a first round KO in 56 seconds. Continue reading

Jesse James Leija and Leija Battah Promotions Confirmed for Inaugural Box Fan Expo

Las Vegas (FEBRUARY 24, 2014)–Two-Time world champion Jesse James Leija
and Leija Battah Promotions has committed to attend the inaugural Box Fan Expo this September at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Since acquiring his promotional license with successful entrepreneur Mike Battah, Two-Time World Champion Jesse James Leija has produced some of the most successful fight cards in San Antonio, Texas, in collaborative effort with Golden Boy Promotions. Continue reading

Robert Garcia’s Herbert Acevedo Makes Weight

Robert Garcia trained Herbert Acevedo returns to his hometown for his latest professional fight, and where he made his professional debut on Nov. 6, 2009, the beautiful state of Kansas. His anticipated return has brought out a mild frenzy among ticket purchasers which includes family and long time friends. “I’m excited to be back, excited to be the main event, and excited to fight for the belt,” Acevedo said on Friday. “Being able to fight for the UBF title is special.” Continue reading