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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

Weights from Dachau, Germany – Juan Carlos Gomez back at 200 lbs.!

TeamGomezWhen Juan Carlos Gomez announced that he wanted to return to cruiserweight not many people thought he could actually make it. But “The Black Panther” actually weighed in just slightly over 200 lbs. at 91.0 kg for his comeback fight tonight in Dachau, Germany (live on Eurosport). “I’m back! It’s Showtime!”, Gomez proclaimed on the scale. His opponent Adnan Buharalija from Bosnia and Herzegovina was obviously surprised that Gomez made weight and came in at 216 lbs. “I don’t care about my opponent”, said Gomez. “I would even fight him if he was 300 or 400 lbs. I know what I’m capable of – and I know that I will be world cruiserweight champion again! I never lost my title in the ring. So I will take back what’s mine anyways.”

For the co-featured bout of the evening local hero Alexander Petkovic weighed in at 227 lbs. (103.0 kg). “This is my first time in years below 105 kg (230 lbs.)”, says Petkovic. “I feel great and can’t wait to get into the ring.” His opponent Chupaki Chipindi came in at 95.0 kg (209.5 lbs.). “I have seen some of Petkovic’s fights. He is a good boxer but I saw nothing too special about him”, said the man from Tanzania. “I am very well prepared and I am sure that it will be an exciting fight. Continue reading

Macklin vs Nelson in Atlantic City on December 7th

Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin will return to action in the U.S before the end of the year with a familiar face in his corner. Macklin faces the world rated Willie Nelson in Atlantic City on December 7th in a fight that will be broadcast live by HBO. Leading his corner on the night will be former opponent Jamie Moore as the duo link up over seven years on from their epic British title duel back in 2006. Continue reading

Haroon Khan vs Stefan Slavchev on Nov 15

BOLTON (Oct 31) – Hot prospect Haroon Khan (2-0, 1 KO) will step back into the ring in Blackpool on Friday November 15th against 20-year-old Bulgarian, Stefan Slavchev (3-8, 1 KO), as he continues his march towards the top.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist has made a blazing start to his professional career after making the leap into the paid ranks earlier this year, scoring a win over the tricky Brett Fidoe before knocking out Vincente Medellin in a sensational performance in Atlantic City. Continue reading

Mosley Sponsors Thanksgiving Amateur Boxing Show

(Pomona, CA) – He’s scaled every mountain there was to climb in boxing. He’s fought his way to world championships at lightweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight, became known as the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing. HBO commentator and world champion Roy Jones Jr. proclaimed, after Mosley knocked out John John Molina, “He’s the best lightweight in history, maybe after Roberto Duran.”

Through his Foundation and Mosley Pomona Boxing Club, he seeks to bring the same level of Faith, Hope and determination that has lead him to World Championships to children’s daily lives. As a way of Giving Back to the Community the Mosley Family Established Diamond’s Love Foundation to honor Diamond J. Johnson, his late nephew. Diamonds Love Foundation is a non-profit organization which has gained a distinguished reputation for providing support to community-based organizations in Pomona and undeserved communities throughout the United States. Continue reading

Juan Carlos Gomez talks about Bernard Hopkins: “This is the age of the ageless fighter”

PanteraGomezJuan Carlos Gomez (51-3-0) is confident that he can “turn back time” and become cruiserweight champion again more than ten year after his last title reign. “Bernard Hopkins showed the whole world what old men are capable of”, said Gomez at a press conference today in Dachau, Germany. “And compared to Hopkins I am still a young guy! I’m not saying that I will still be world champion in eight or ten years but I know that I still have some great fights in me.”

“The Black Panther” returns to action this Friday (Nov. 1) in Dachau against journeyman Adnan Buharalija (29-18-2). The show will be broadcasted live on Eurosport. “With Hopkins beating up opponents at will and other guys like Vitali Klitschko and Guillermo Jones showing dominant performances at 40+ I feel like I’m part of a movement”, adds Gomez. “Maybe this is the age of the ageless fighter. I can only say that I hardly remember times when I felt better and stronger than right now.” Continue reading

Feliciano Correa vs. Jason Medina this Saturday

By Pete Myers: For the final time in 2013 boxing lands at Danceland Ballroom in Davenport, Saturday, November 2nd. The scheduled six fight card is headlined by Quad City favorite Feliciano Correa (17-6-1, 9 KO’s) who makes his third comeback fight after 14 years out of the ring. Boxing aficionados may remember Correa from his KO loss to the late Arturo Gatti in 1996.

Correa is still popular with local fight fans and takes top billing against professional opponent Jason Medina (3-12, 3 KO’s). Expect a showcase bout, the matchmaking kind to the 43 year old Correa, who once retired with health concerns related to his brain. Continue reading

Sartonk Launches Second Annual Ali-King Award

29 October 2013, Union City, NJ — SARTONK has launched the second annual Ali-King Award. Named after Martin Luther King, Jr. and Muhammad Ali, this essay contest is intended to promote literacy and critical thinking among boxing youth. Boxers and aspiring boxing writers are invited to submit essays on one of five topics, ranging from the social significance of boxing to comparative analyses of Ali and King.

“We want to encourage boxers to train their minds, as well as, their bodies,” comments Hasmig Tatiossian, Executive Manager at SARTONK. “By thinking about the lives that Ali and King led, we’d also like them to recognize the links between boxing and social consciousness,” she adds. Continue reading