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David Haye: “Each of my sparring partners would make Fury look silly in a fight”

David Haye plans to destroy Tyson Fury on September 28 in Manchester, and believes his roster of sparring partners would do a similar job, too. Haye on his website

“I have no doubt whatsoever that the guys brought over for me to spar would do a number on Fury in a fight,” he said. “That’s what has made this camp so great. Rather than bringing over the typical sparring partners – guys used to just taking punishment – I have brought over a load of top-ten heavyweights, some of them unbeaten, with lots of ambition and pride.

“I have also brought over big, big punchers. So while Tyson Fury is falling into a false sense of security by sparring the likes of Steve Cunningham and Eddie Chambers – powderpuff punchers – I am testing myself against men who clearly hit a lot harder than Fury does.” Continue reading

Rivan Cesaire: “Zappa and then Horn, let’s do it”

Melbourne Welterweight Rivan Cesaire is looking to end 2013 in style. The slick counter-puncher boasts an 11-3-1 (3 KO) ledger and is hoping to land a couple of big wins that will catapult him into the world rankings. Cesaire will firstly tangle with former IBF Lightweight title challenger Lenny Zappavigna over 8 rounds on October 17th. “I’m looking forward to that fight. I’ve sparred with Lenny before and I’m confident I have his measure. After Lenny, I want a rematch with Horn”. Continue reading

Englebrecht Signs Korean-American Boxer

Newport Beach, CA.: Southern California fight promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today the signing of the Southland’s first Korean-American boxer to a promotional agreement. 23 year old junior welterweight Daniel Kim, the 2012 Southern California Blue & Gold Champion and a 2013 graduate of UC Irvine, signed with Englebrecht in an office ceremony today. Continue reading

Derrick Wilson vs. Robinson Castellanos this Saturday

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 17, 2013) – Former U.S. amateur standout Derrick Wilson (10-4-2, 3 KOs), coming off a sensational upset of previously unbeaten prospect Braulio Santos this past June, has the opportunity of his young professional career this Saturday night in Tulum, Mexico, challenging World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver featherweight champion Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (18-9, 11 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Continue reading

Ring 8’s Emile Griffith tribute Tues. in NY

NEW YORK (September 16, 2013) – Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith at tomorrow night’s (Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET) monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.

The six-time, three-division world champion Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) was born in the Virgin Islands but lived most of his life in New York City. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, and last year into the first class of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by Ring 8. Continue reading

CJ Ross: I Stand Behind My Decision …. The Fight Was a Draw!

by TMZ Staff – The boxing judge being ripped apart for scoring the Mayweather/Canelo fight as a draw tells TMZ she doesn’t care what the critics say … insisting she called the fight correctly.

Judge C.J. Ross tells us “I stand behind my decision” and isn’t phased by all the ferocious criticism she’s received from both experts and amateurs.

In case you missed it — Floyd Mayweather scored a convincing victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last night … but C.J. was the only judge to score them evenly.

After the fight, boxing expert Teddy Atlas went on ESPN and said Ross’ score was a travesty and suggested she was paid off by gamblers. Continue reading

World Series Of Fighting Results: Andrei Arlovski beats Kyle

Heavyweight Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski (20-10) wanted to prove to his doubters that he can still take a punch. He took several of them from a bruising Mike “MAK” Kyle (20-10-1) but picked himself up off the canvas to score an impressive decision win on the main event of Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 5 fight card.

“It was a great fight. He’s a top fighter, and I really appreciate him for this fight.

“I guess I could have followed the game plan more, but I did what I did. It was a good comeback from my fight March 23.”

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Riddick Bowe to make wrestling debut for UK based Preston City Wrestling

By Steven Fludder – The UK based wrestling promotion Preston City Wrestling announced today that former Undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe will make his wrestling debut for PCW in 2014. Company officials have exchanged contracts with Mr Bowe’s representatives for a bout to take place on 1st March 2014. Preston City Wrestling (PCW) officials expect this to raise the company’s profile and widen its fan base by appealing to both boxing and wrestling audiences. In addition to wrestling on the 1st March 2014 Mr Bowe will also appear 28th February 2014 for a final contract signing, with his soon to be announced opponent. Continue reading