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Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson to fight Odlanier Solis on November 26th

by Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson: I wanted to let the folks at Eastside Boxing and the rest of the boxing world know that the Kingpin is back in the building. I signed my name on the dotted line to take on Odlanier Solis in a fight on the undercard of the Tarver-Mike Sheppard fight set for November 26, 2013 in Sunrise Fl. I expect a formal announcement at some point this week but I wanted to clear up some confusion out there about whether I was participating in Prizefighter again or in a possible fight with Christian Hammer.

I’m excited about fighting Solis right here in the U.S. and glad that he stepped up to the plate unlike some other heavyweights that are ducking me right now. They know who they are. I’m rejuvenated and in the best shape of my life and right now my focus is on Odlanier Solis, after I take care of business on November 26, 2013, we will see what’s what.

Dual NABA titles, new WBC youth welterweight world champion on card for Friday Night Fights Nov. 22 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

DOVER, Del. — The headline bout for Friday Night Fights on Nov. 22 for the NABA Light Welterweight Championship Title now features Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, of Spanish Harlem, N.Y., against Michael “Cold Blood” Clark of Columbus, Ohio. The first bell is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Rollins Center®.

The co-feature is undefeated welterweight phenom, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, of Washington, DC. Hernandez-Harrison is fresh from a dominating victory at Madison Square Garden — a 10-round battle for the WBC Youth Welterweight World Championship title — over Josh “Pit Bull” Torres on Nov. 2. Hernandez-Harrison is ranked No. 19 by the NABF and No. 40 by the WBC. Continue reading

Becerra Back in Action as Uppercut Promotions Brings Pro Boxing to Vacaville

ROSEVILLE, CA – Longtime Sacramento area promoter Nasser Niavaroni’s Uppercut Promotions will open its 2014 on February 15th with a jam-packed card at a venue to be announced in nearby Vacaville. Making his long-awaited return to the ring in the main event will be Vacaville’s own rising junior welterweight prospect Maximilliano Becerra in a six-round bout. Continue reading

Enobong Umohette wins UBF Title; Hoye scores TKO victory in his return

Milwaukee, WI (November 4, 2013) – Usually when you see large crowds of people in Wisconsin, you would assume they are heading into Lambeau Field which serves as the home to the World Champion Green Bay Packers on game day, and touted as the most legendary stadium in the National Football League, yet surprising as it may be Wisconsin proved it is also a fighting state.

This past Friday IBOM Stars Promotions presented “Casino Battle Royale” at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, in the beautiful city of Milwaukee. Serving as the main event Nigerian born Enobong “The Nigerian Gentleman” Umohette (9-1, 8 KO’s), who know resides and fights out of Milwaukee, WI took on not only the duties of being the promoter of the event, he also served as the main event taking on former USA Olympian Dante Craig (20-17-1, 15 KO’s), in a scheduled 10 round bout for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International heavyweight title. Continue reading

Boxing in England reaches a critical moment

ABAE calls an Extraordinary General Meeting to vote on new Board and Articles of Association

The Board of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) has called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Sunday 24th November 2013 to vote on the acceptance of new Articles of Association and to ratify the appointment of a new Board of Directors. Continue reading

Juan Carlos Gomez stops Buharalija, Alexander Petkovic KOs Chipindi

PanteraGomezJuan Carlos Gomez kept his word when returning to the cruiserweight division with a bang on Friday night in Dachau, Germany.

“The Black Panther” seemed to feel very comfortable back at 200 lbs. landing nice combinations at will against an overmatched Adnan Buharalija from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gomez dropped his opponent with a nice left hook at the end of round one and followed up in the second flooring Buharalija again. Only seconds before the end of round two the referee stepped in to stop the one-sided fight to save Buharalija from further punishment.

“I said it – and I did it! “The Black Panther” is back! This was only the first step on my way back to the world championship. I will take back what’s mine. I will be cruiserweight champion of the world again!”, said Gomez smiling and celebrating with his fans. Continue reading