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Dominic Breazeale Returns To The Ring Tonight

Sunrise, Florida (November 26, 2013) – In the telecast that has been dubbed “Heavyweights Collide” on Golden Boy Live, unbeaten heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (7-0, 7 KO’s) will be returning to the ring tonight in a six round bout which was scheduled to be featured live on Fox Sports 1. Breazeale’s return to the ring was anticipated by many boxing insiders and DB fans of the heavyweight division as he was scheduled to face his toughest opponent to date in journeyman Nagy Aguilera. Unfortunately, Aguilera pulled out of the fight unexpectedly due to a back injury on Sunday and Breazeale will now be facing Keith Barr (11-4, 3 KO’s) of West Virginia. Continue reading

Sat. Nov. 30th – Paul Spadafora vs. Johan Perez

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in association with Roy Jones Jr. Presents, Golden Boy Promotions & TNT Promotions present a special edition of “Live Championship Boxing” on Saturday November 30th, 2013 at The Harv. In the 12 Round Main Event, Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora faces Johan “El Terrible” Perez of Caracas, Venezuela for the WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Title. Continue reading

Juan Carlos Gomez and Ismail Özen win in Hamburg, Germany

!cid_B6E47DD8-C390-4AD9-AB83-14D4F7981B99@fritzFormer WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez continues his successful comeback at his old weight. “The Black Panther” scored a lopsided unanimous decision win against overmatched journeyman Jindrich Velecky in front of 2,000 fans at the CU Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday night. Gomez dominated the fight from the opening to the final bell and connected at will with single shots as well as nice combinations. However, the 40-year-old Cuban defector couldn’t finish the tough Czech who managed to survive eight rounds.

Local hero Ismail Özen outworked late substitute Vladimir Fecko over eight rounds using only his left arm. Because of an injury in his right elbow, super middleweight contender Özen barely ever threw shots with his right but managed to take care of Fecko, sending him to the canvas twice only with his jab and a couple of left hooks. Fecko fired back but couldn’t hurt Özen who donates his purse to his social project “Kampf Deines Lebens” (“Fight of your life”) which helps criminal teenager to get back on track. Continue reading

EGM votes to accept new Articles and Board for the ABAE

At an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) today (Sunday 24 November 2013), the membership of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) voted to accept new Articles of Association and ratify a new Board of Directors.

The acceptance of new Articles and a new Board removes the threat of sanctions by the international governing body, AIBA, and ensures that Sport England will continue to fund the grassroots of the sport. Continue reading

Video: Peter Fury on Tyson Fury retirement, Haye, Wilder, More; Hughie Fury Interview

Video by britishboxers.co.uk – Peter Fury, the uncle and trainer of unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, has has denied the boxer has retired from fighting and will be back in the ring, after having Christmas off in the light of his fight against David Haye being called off for a second time. Fury and Haye were set to go head to head on February 8, at the Manchester Arena after the original September fight was postponed after Haye suffered a cut eye in sparring.

The contracts were signed for early next year, but again, Haye was forced to pull out after having shoulder surgery, putting and end to Fury’s biggest fight and frustrating him to the point that he announced his early retirement after becoming despondent with boxing. Listen to Peter Fury and his views on team Haye after pulling out of the fight again, a potential fight for Tyson Fury against Deonaty Wilder, he slams Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer, tells us about his son Hughies progress, and speaks about his traveller fighting background. Continue reading

Team Wilder open letter to Team Fury

deontay32 - Copy (2)Tyson, I know you are frustrated with the whole Haye situation. You are a top heavyweight with top people behind you. You want to fight the best and have always stepped up to the plate. Forget retirement. You have a long and bright future in front of you.

We at Team Wilder understand. We believe you and Deontay are the two best young heavyweights in the World and a fight between the two of you would put true heavyweight boxing back on top. We want to make this happen. This is the single biggest heavyweight fight that can be made now and the fans deserve it. You deserve it. Deontay deserves it.

You both should be paid accordingly and in line with the magnitude of the event. Every single person or corporation that would have attended, bought pay per view, sponsored, advertised or otherwise supported you vs. Haye would jump on board for you vs. Wilder. Continue reading

Juan Carlos Gomez calls out Marco Huck!

Gomez_ÖzenGomez: “I want to fight the best – and Huck is the best cruiserweight at the moment!”

“The Black Panther” back in action this Saturday in Hamburg

Only three weeks after his successful return to cruiserweight, former WBC world champion Juan Carlos Gomez will be back in action this Saturday (Nov. 23) in Hamburg, Germany, against Czech journeyman Jindrich Velecky. Velecky should surely be no serious test for Gomez but “The Black Panther” feels that he needs a high level of activity to get rid of the ring rust from his 14-months-lay-off.  Continue reading