PHOENIX, ARIZONA, U.S.A. – On September 5, 2013, seventeen-year-old Alexis Urbina, a 2013 USA Boxing National Champion and USA National representative at 141 pounds, died from injuries sustained in an attack at his home. Authorities continue to investigate his case as a homicide. His twenty-three-year-old sister, Mexico’s amateur boxing standout, Sulem Urbina, would like to share the following statement:
Many of you know that my brother, Alexis Urbina, was found beaten last month in my family’s home, in Phoenix, Arizona. It has taken me some time to gather my thoughts, but I am ready to speak out about this tragedy. I would like to thank everyone who has supported my family in this time of crisis. Many friends and members in the boxing community have helped with fundraisers and made donations to cover funeral costs. Some brought over cooked meals. Thank you to all the media who covered this tragedy, and for continually asking the public to help find who may be responsible.
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Steven Esom has been appointed Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA), which runs the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for Olympic boxing.
Esom, 52, will Chair the 12-person Board of the BABA and be responsible for the governance and overall leadership of the organisation. Continue reading
Video: James Toney: “I would KO both Klitschkos, would have destroyed Calzaghe”; calls Out Fury and Wilder
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James Toney Calls Out Tyson Fury and Deonte Wilder
MIAMI (October 7, 2013) – Light middleweight contenders Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (21-1, 16 KOs) and former world champion Yuri Foreman (31-2, 8 KOs) will fight in separate bouts during “Knockout Night At Hard Rock Live,” presented by MO Productions, on Tuesday night, November 12, 2013 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
MO Productions will be making its United States promotional debut after having promoted several shows in Brazil, as well as in Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. “Knockout Night At Hard Rock Live” will air live on SporTV, a Brazilian Sports television broadcaster affiliate to TV Globo Network. Continue reading
Roselle Park, NJ (October 8th, 2013)– Real Combat Media Boxing returns from a small break with another exciting episode #30. Our host is Krysti Rosario of Los Angeles,CA, who is a former national amateur boxing champ. Krysti is also a current AIBA referee, judge and is a college boxing trainer. Richard ‘The Boxing Prophet’ Solomon the popular boxing radio personality will be our co host. Vivek Wallace who owns Left-Hook Lounge Radio and he is a correspondent for a few boxing media publications, will be joining us as our guest media host. Continue reading
The journey continues for undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) as he prepares for his November 9th world title fight in Corpus Christi, Texas, against 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight championship.
As he prepares to officially launch the new American Fighting Organization (AFO), two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz has become New England’s newest combat sports promoter.
AFO will promote amateur and professional mixed martial arts and boxing events, as well as promote MMA fighters and boxers, starting in January with an amateur MMA tournament in various weight classes to determine the best in New England.
“We are going to put on the best shows in New England,” Ruiz promised. “I’m investing a lot of money to promote events and fighters, in addition to putting on great MMA and boxing shows for fans.” Continue reading
Touted prospects can be found in abundance throughout the United Kingdom. Many of them will ineluctably trade leather some ways down the road of contention.
They route themselves differently. Some brawl in their local clubs — while others look for something much greater. To reach those goals, Horden’s Anthony Hardy (1-0) will prepare for his first career uncertainty in his second professional showdown against Newcastle’s Chris Bennett (1-0) on Saturday, October 19th at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. Continue reading
Debella Entertainment and Salita’s Star of David Promotions presents special edition of all-Brooklyn battle between Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita (34-1-1, 18KO’s) and Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (22-1, 4KO’s).
Two of New York’s most popular fighters, the bout between Dmitriy and Gabriel has been in the works for some time now, and has been talked about throughout the boxing scene for a few years. The two recently took to social media to further drum up interest in the bout, with each laying their claim as the man who will come out victorious and move another step closer toward challenging for a world title in the near future. Continue reading