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A # 15 Blake Caparello calls out Danny Green

By Brendan George: Undefeated Australian Light Heavyweight Blake Caparello wants to step up and fight Australia's best 175lb fighter Danny "The Green Machine" Green 33-5. Caparello 16-0 is a two-time national champion who has fought and beat everybody in the region, apart from the former WBC interim Super Middleweight and WBA Light Heavyweight champion. Caparello, who is the current PABA champion, [...]

Weights are in for this Friday, May 17 Path to Glory!

Richard "El Terminador" Contreras - 123.8 lbs. Victor Sanchez - 127 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS Giovanni "El Gallo de Oro" Santillan - 143.1 lbs. Jesus Mendez - 143.1 lbs. JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS Taras Shelestyuk - 151.5 lbs. Mario Angeles - 149.3 lbs SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS Rafael Lopez - 160.5 lbs. Omar Barefield - 164 lbs. JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS Johnny Reyes [...]

Eddie Paredes wants Guerrero or Khan

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (May 16, 2013) - World-rated welterweight Eddie "The Lion" Paredes (32-3-1, 21 KOs) is prepared to go from being considered one of the most avoided welterweights to world champion. Rated #2 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and #3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), Parades hopes to soon face one of the top-ranked welterweights - Robert Guerrero, Luis [...]

Juan Manuel Lopez ready for Mikey Garcia bout on June 15th

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO- Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez is completely focused in his next fight against the World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia on June 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas in a Top Rank presentation to be broadcast on HBO. Juanma Lopez (33-2, 30 KOs), who is ranked #4 by the WBO in the featherweights, [...]

Who can Save Fans From the Current Boxing Malaise? Somebody, Please….

By Jeff Meyers: Maybe it's just the dog days of summer approaching, but I can't help but feel that a general feeling of malaise plagues the Sweet Science. A large portion of this vague, unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness stems from the growing realization that a Floyd Mayweather, Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout is unlikely to ever take place. Worse yet, even if it did, it wouldn't have a fraction of [...]

‘Irish’ Andy Lee Is Big Hit in Broadway Series, NYC

Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee (30W-2L, 21KO’s) returned to United States yesterday evening to make a statement of intent at the jam packed BB King Blues Club, NYC in the latest edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Series. Lee’s opponent in the headlining bout of an entertaining 8 fight card was the tough and durable southpaw Daryl Cunningham (28W-4L, 11KO’s) [...]

New lease on life for Lionell Thompson

MIAMI (May 16, 2013) -- Rejuvenated by back-to-back victories over favored fighters, light heavyweight Lionell "Lonnie B" Thompson is back on the right track, and still following his dream. A decorated amateur out of Buffalo, Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) is now living in Miami and planning to use the invaluable experience he's gained as a sparring partner for Chad Dawson, Carl Froch, Lucian Bute, [...]

Is Amir Khan shot or simply a fighter in transition?

By Jack Scales: Amir Khan's most recent performance against Julio Diaz, was in some respects typical of the Amir we have grown to know and appreciate over the years. As usual he displayed tremendous valor and the fans were treated to an engaging contest that provided terrific value for money. Complimenting this was a new found maturity that revered trainer Virgil Hunter has instilled in Khan. This [...]

Francis Cheka shopping for an opponent outside Africa for his 4th defense

International Boxing Federation Africa (IBF/AFICA) – THURSDAY 16 MAY, 2013 - The most celebrated “IBF Continental Africa Champion” Francis Cheka of Tanzania is shopping for an opponent outside Africa continent for his optional defense of his title for the fourth time. Cheka’s desire for foreign boxers derived from the dismal performances exhibited by Africa boxers he had met so far. “I have [...]

‘Battle of the Badges 5′: Mass. vs. NY this Saturday night at Foxwoods

MASHANTUCKET, Conn (May 16, 2013) - The Northeast boxing community is supporting Saturday night's fifth annual Battle of the Badges (BOB5), featuring amateur matches between the Massachusetts Correctional Officers (MCO)and Suffolk County Correctional Officers Association (SCCOA) boxing teams, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. "BOB5" is presented by National [...]

Verdejo-Page on Saturday, 5/18

Hot sensation Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will fight for his first time in a six round bout this Saturday, May 18 in another show of the UniMas Solo Boxeo Tecate program, to be held at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank. “We are back in Trujillo Alto, where we had a great [...]

GB Boxing selects 13 man team for European Championships

GB BOXING has selected a 13 man team to compete in the forthcoming European Championships in Minsk, Belarus (1-8 June 2013). It is the first major tournament since London 2012 and the team includes Olympians, Andrew Selby and Josh Taylor. Flyweight, Selby, is the reigning European Champion and will be defending the title he won at the 2011 tournament in Ankara when he defeated Georgy Balakshin [...]