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Former Two-time World Champion Andre Berto’s Shoulder Surgery is Successful

24(LOS ANGELES, CALIF.) – Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) underwent successful surgery with highly-respected physician, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles to repair a ruptured subscapularis tendon in his right shoulder. Dr. ElAttrache declared the surgery a success following the three and a half hour operation, during which he discovered that Berto had completely torn the tendon from top to bottom.

During his post operative visit with Berto, he explained that the severity of the tear prevented him from being able to punch with any type of power with his right hand as well as fully lift his arm to protect himself from incoming punches. Berto is slated to begin rehabilitation in approximately six weeks and could resume boxing training in as soon as four months. Continue reading

Danny O’Connor headlining Sept. 12 Fight To Educate in Manchester, NH

MANCHESTER, N.H. (August 15, 2013) – Light welterweight prospect Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (21-1, 7 KOs) returns to the ring Thursday night, September 12, to headline the 12th annual Fight To Educate (FTE) Pro-Am boxing event, at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Alrich Cabinet, is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 11 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations. Continue reading

Hector Vazquez vs. Larry Smith on August 24th

Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez 9-1 2 KO’s of Irving returns to the Bud Light Pro Fight Series boxing ring on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas at the Cowboys Dancehall. After wrapping up a 165 fight amateur career that included a win over Adrian Broner and an alternate spot on Mexico’s Olympic team, he looks to make his mark in the pro ranks. He will get his opportunity when he faces grizzled 26 fight veteran Larry “Slomoshun” Smith of Dallas in an 8-round contest for the Texas Super Welterweight Title. Continue reading

Daniel Jacobs to Host Fundraising Event for the Get in the Ring Foundation Ahead of Monday’s Main Event

(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) – Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is thrilled to be headlining his first boxing event since his comeback from life-threatening Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Yet success in the ring is not the only thing that drives the 26-year-old these days. Jacobs knows that he’s lucky to be living out his dreams and wants to use his platform boxing to help others through his recently created Get in the Ring Foundation. He will be holding the first major event for the foundation on Friday evening at the Starrett City Boxing Club to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s three key causes – childhood cancer, obesity and bullying. Continue reading

Brooklyn Brawl Update

BROOKLYN, NY (August 14, 2013)-On Thursday night August 22nd at The Fight Factory Arena in Brooklyn, Dmitry Salita’s Star Of David Promotions presents “Brooklyn Brawl Bragging Rights”.

“”The show features fighters from different parts of New York that are fighting to climb up contender status. With the return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn fan enthusiasm is at an all-time high. The talent pool in New York is tremendous. The goal for the series is for fighters to show their skills and connect with fans on a grass roots level.” said Salita. Continue reading

Tua-Ustinov postponed until November 16th

DAVID Tua’s shot at redemption via the Hydr8 ZERO David vs Goliath blockbuster bout against Belarusian heavyweight Alexander Ustinov has been postponed until Saturday November 16.

It was thought that the fight – originally slated for Claudelands Arena on August 31 – would be put back to late September after the Tuamanator picked up a minor grade 1 calf muscle injury last week. Continue reading

Moore-Medina headlines Sept. 7 in Boston

Undefeated Cleveland light middleweight Michael Moore (12-0 (6 KOs) will headline the “Changing The Game” professional boxing card, presented by Big Six Entertainment in association with Danny Kelly Promotions, on Saturday, September 7 (special 5 p.m. ET start) at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy), located in the downtown theater district. Continue reading

Video: Wladimir Klitschko vs Alexander Povetkin Press Conference

Wladimir Klitschko vs Alexander Povetkin will take place in Moscow on Oct. 5 – ”We had a long story with Alexander and could have met earlier, Alexander hasn’t lost a fight and I’m looking forward to meeting him but in no case will I underestimate him. I’m sure he will do his best to win on the night of Oct. 5.”

”I’m glad that this fight will finally take place,” Povetkin said to AP. ”I’m looking forward to meeting Wladimir, the strongest boxer right now.” Continue reading

Andre Berto to have shoulder surgery

(LOS ANGELES, CALIF.) – Former two-time Welterweight World Champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) will undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right shoulder on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Berto suffered the painful and debilitating injury in the second round of his July 27th bout with Jesus Soto Karass at the At&T Center in San Antonio, and was forced to endure the majority of the fight with one arm. Wednesday’s surgery will repair the main supporting tendon of the rotator cuff in Berto’s right shoulder. Continue reading