CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2013) Undefeated heavyweight prospect Artur “The Pin” Szpilka arrived in Chicago on Monday night for “The Big Fight 2” Kickoff Press Conference on Tuesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox.
Friday, June 28, welterweight Chase Corbin, (7-0, 6 KO) made a triumphant return to the ring after a 21 month absence. Corbin scored a second round TKO victory over veteran Roberto Valenzuela, at Quiet Cannon Resort in Montebello, California. Continue reading
This past Saturday night, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin successfully defended his titles and improved his undefeated record to 27-0-0 with 24 stoppages with a devastating third round stoppage of top rated contender Matthew Macklin in the main event at The MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
With his fourteenth straight knockout, Golovkin, boxing’s fastest rising superstar, improved his knockout ratio to 88.89%, highest among all active world champions in boxing and the highest in the history of the middleweight division.
The Golovkin/Macklin bout was telecast LIVE on HBO.
ONTARIO CA (July 1, 2013) – This past Friday June 28, Thompson Boxing Promotions “Path to Glory” card at the Double Tree Hotel was another great success. In the main event, super bantamweight Christopher Martin (27-2-3, 9 KOs) continued his march toward his goal of fighting for a world title with a hard fought KO win against Raul Hidalgo (20-9, 16 KOs).
Both fighters had their moments in the early rounds but it was Hildago who was landing the harder blows. Martin had to dig deep to get them momentum back in his favor after it was evident that he was down in the fight. Entering the fifth round, Martin started to put his punches together and Hildago was on the receiving end of some powerful combinations that had him hurt. A hard punch to the body from Martin put Hildago down and the fight was over. The bout was stopped at the 2:37 mark of round five.
“This was a tough fight but one I needed to win and that’s exactly what I did.” said Martin. “Hildago proved to be a very durable opponent but once I started to land my combinations I can see I was hurting him. I landed a nice body shot and the referee stopped the fight. I’m happy with my performance and I’m looking forward to my next fight.”
“Christopher is riding a nice four-fight winning streak and he’s put himself in a great position,” said Thompson Boxing’s Alex Camponovo. “If he continues to win, I can see him fighting for a world title by the end of the year. We’ll get together with his team and present him with a few different options.”
In the co-main event, featherweights Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9KOs) and Victor Sanchez (5-6-2, 2KOs) had their fight stopped early after an accidental clash of heads forced the referee to halt the bout at the 2:22 mark of round two. The bout was ruled a technical draw.
Jr. Welterweight Giovanni Santillan (9-0, 5 KOs) defeated Adam Ealoms (3-4-3, 1 KO) by way of a six-round unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Santillan.
In a four round bantamweight contest, Daniel Roman (6-1-1, 2 KOs) defeated Manuel Ruvalcaba (1-5) by way of a four-round unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 40-35 for Roman.
Middleweight Joshua Conley (7-0, 6KOs) remained undefeated with an impressive knockout victory over Roberto Lara (0-4). The bout was scheduled for six-rounds.
Heavyweight Justin Goslee (1-0, 1 KO) was victorious in his pro debut defeating Jose Hermosillo (0-1) by knockout. Hermosillio was dropped three times before the referee stopped the bout at the 2:14 mark of round one.
“PATH TO GLORY” was presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and
sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with Time Warner Cable
INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION AFRICA (IBF/AFRICA) – MONDAY 01 JULY, 2013, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Namibians are yet to get over the hangover for the two major boxing battles of the year that captivated the county over the weekend when two of its boxing luminaries Hurricane Harry and King Gottlieb Ndokosho won their battles over the Hungarian and Egyptian sluggers. Continue reading
HARTFORD (July 1, 2013) — Famed rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions will present its first solo professional boxing event, “50 Cent’s Birthday Bash,” this Friday (July 5) live on ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Continue reading
Woolwich, South London’s Marianne Marston will be back in action at York Hall this coming Friday, where she faces Karina Kopinska on the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier events, ‘Independence Day’ event. Continue reading
A clash of unbeaten prospects has been added to the Hellraiser Boxing ‘Quest For Honour and Glory’ card being held this Friday at the Camden Centre.
Hot prospects Lloyd Ellett and Sean Lewis square up in a promising light-middleweight scrap.
Between them, they have won all 13 fights and have barely dropped a round.
Promoter Mickey Helliet said: “This is just the type of 50-50 fight I love putting on my shows. The fans will see two prospects giving their all.” Continue reading
Argentinean Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-1-2, 8 KOs) has arrived in Perth, Australia today for final preparation ahead of his IBO World lightweight title fight against Former IBO World Featherweight champion “Indonesian Thunder” Daud Cino Yordan (30-3, 23 Kos) on July 6 at Perth Metro City. Continue reading
Statement from the British Amateur Boxing Association on participation in the World Series of Boxing Series IV, 2013-14
The British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) has confirmed that there will not be a British franchise in the next season of the World Series of Boxing, 2013-14.
A spokesperson for the BABA explained: “We have been in discussions with World Series Boxing and have come to the agreement that there will not be a British franchise in the next series of WSB which begins towards the end of 2013.