WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs), the pound-for-pound number one, caught up with the Norwegian media in Oslo today. On Saturday, she will take on unbeaten WBO Light Middleweight Champion Oxandia Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOS) at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn, Denmark. “One of us will remain an unbeaten, the other one will have the first loss of her career,” Braekhus said. “I will make sure that I keep a perfect record and defend my titles as well as my pound-for-pound rating. I have worked so hard to be the number 1. I will not allow anybody to take that away from me.” Continue reading
While it is a well-matched fight between two quality journeymen, Cameroon-born Bernard Donfack (16-11-3, 8 KOs) must be considered a slight favorite when he takes on Tanzanian champion Said Mbelwa (23-12-4, 15 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Federation International Light Heavyweight title on September 7 in Saarbruecken, Germany.
MONTREAL (September 1, 2013) — Last week, GYM confirmed that World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson ( 21-1-0 , 18 KOs), will defend his crown for the first time against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1-0, 19 KOs). The titanic collision will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday, September 28 and will be broadcast live worldwide by HBO Sports USA.
GYM recently confirmed the Sept. 28th participation of the former WBC light heavyweight, The Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight champion, Jean Pascal (22-2-1, 16 KOs), against George “Honey Boy” Blades (23-4-2, 16 KOs). WBC #2-rated Pascal will be fighting for the first time since defeating Aleksy Kuziemski in December, 2012. Continue reading
MONTREAL (August 31, 2013) — World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (21-1-0, 18 KOs), as well as his opponent for his first title defense on September 28, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion, Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1-0, 19 KOs), recently submitted to the WBC regulatory weigh in. Continue reading
(OAKLAND, CALIF.) – Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward (Oakland, Calif.) recently hosted a meet and greet opportunity in conjunction with Everlast and Sports Chalet in the Los Angeles area, taking the opportunity to connect with his southern California fan base. The number ranked two pound-for-pound boxer in the world was touched by the lengths that his fans went to for the chance to meet him.
As he boarded his flight in Oakland, fans were already beginning to line up, more than four hours ahead of his scheduled appearance time. After arriving at the location, he saw the long line of people waiting to meet him, many of whom had traveled a great distance to get their own autograph and photo with the Olympic champion. Continue reading
INDIO, CALIF. (August 30, 2013) – WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse, a 30-year-old banger with thunder in his fists will greet fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. prior to the September 7 SHOWTIME®fights featuring a 12-round clash of heavyweight contenders between Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (34-3, 30 KO’s) and a 10-round featherweight match up between Mexican superstar Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO’s) and California prospect Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KO’s). Continue reading
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The United States’ top ranked super heavyweight, Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas), will kick off Men’s Continental Championships competition for his United States squad today in Santiago, Chile. Awesome, who is undefeated in both national and international action in 2013, will aim to set a winning tone for Team USA in his first bout of the tournament against Puerto Rico’s Gerardo Bisbal at the Chile Olympic Committee Gymnasium. The bout will be a rematch from their showdown earlier this year, which Awesome won in Bisbal’s home nation. Continue reading
ROSEVILLE, CA — Upstart Northern California boxing promoter O.P.P. brings live professional boxing back to the Placer County Fair & Events Center in Roseville with “Showdown at the Fairgrounds II” on Saturday, October 12th. The highly-anticipated event is headlined by fast-rising junior middleweight prospect Aaron Coley and highlighted by a showdown between two undefeated light welterweights, Aldwayne Simpson and Ulises Soriano, both based out of Richmond, California. Several of the region’s most promising fighters will round out the card. Tickets are on sale now and available online at www.15rounds.com/Showdown or by calling 925-208-1086. Continue reading
Leading international boxing rights distributor Octapixx LIVE is pleased to announce that the high-octane TRIPLE THUNDER card, which will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 31, will be seen on television by millions of sports fans all over the world. Promoted by South Africa-based Golden Gloves Promotions, this action-packed event will feature three title fights. Continue reading
Sept. 7 at The Royale Nightclub Boston
WHAT: “Changing The Game” professional boxing event
BOUTS: MAIN EVENT – CRUISERWEIGHTS (8)
MICHAEL MOORE (12-0, 6 Kos), Cleveland, OH
JOSE “Stinger” MEDINA (18-13-1, 7 KOs), Quincy, MA Continue reading