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Gamboa back in action Nov. 15 in Mexico

The next chapter of multiple world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa’s (23-1, 16 KOs) illustrious boxing career starts November 15 as the 2004 Olympic gold medalist takes on upset-minded Joel Montes de Oca (18-3, 10 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature at Plaza de Toros in Cancon, Mexico. Continue reading

Official weights from Foxwoods – July 2 ESPN FNF

(all pictures by Emily Harney)



MARK “Too Sharp” DAVIS(18-0), Cleveland, Ohio  130 LBS.


MICHAEL “Hammer Fist” FARENAS (38-4-4, 30 KOs), Paranaque City, Philippines 130 LBS.



(L-R): Michael Farenas-Mark Davis




BILLY “The Kid” DIB (36-3, 21 KOs), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia  131 LBS.


ALBERTO “Kichis” GARZA(26-7-1, 21 KOs), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico  131 LBS.



(L-R): Algerto Garza-Billy Dib



RYAN “Blue-Chip” MARTIN (6-0, 3 KOs), Cleveland, OH  135 LBS.


MATTHEW “Champ” BACA (4-1-1, 2 KOs), Albuquerque, New Mexico  135 LBS.



 (L-R): Matthew Baca-Ryan Martin


JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (6)JIMMY WILLIAMS (6-0-1, 3 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut   150 LBS.


STEPHAN OWUSU(8-6, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York   149 LBS.



SHELLY “Shelito’s Way” VINCENT (11-0, 1 KO), Providence, Rhode Island  123 LBS.


NYDIA “Da Phenomenal” FELICIANO (7-5-3, 0 KOs), Bronx, New York  123 LBS.



NICK DE LOMBA (3-0, 0 KOs), Cranston, Rhode Island   144 LBS.


EDWIN SOTO (9-1-2, 4 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut by way of Puerto Rico   145 LBS.



LUIS CRUZ (7-0, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York  139 LBS.


RYAN PICOU (1-2, 0 KOs), Las Vegas, Nevada



JUNIOR Sugar Boy” YOUNAN (4-0, 4 KOs), Brooklyn, New York  168 LBS.


AZAMAT UMARZODA (0-3-1), Las Vegas, Nevada  169 LBS.



PROMOTER:   SMS Promotions


TELEVISION:  Special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights


TICKETS:        $100.00, $75.00 and $45.00 on sale online at, calling Foxwoods’ box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods’ box office. .


AFTER PARTY:   Doors to the after party will open at 10:00 p.m. ET. Tickets may also be purchased online at, calling Foxwoods’ box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods’ box office.


DOORS OPEN: 6 p.m. ET          FIRST BOUT: 7 p.m. ET           ESPN2 BROADCAST: 9-11 p.m. ET


UBER PROMOTION: Uber will provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to fight attendees on behalf of SMS Promotions. See full details below.

Billy Dib returns to Foxwoods as jr. lightweight for 50 Cent’s Birthday Bash card on ESPN

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (36-3, 21 KOs) returns Wednesday, July 2 to the scene of arguably the most disappointing night of his professional career for a 10-round co-feature bout against former WBA featherweight title challenger Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs). Dib’s promoter, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, will present a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

In 2013, Dib lost his International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight title belt at Foxwoods by way of a 12-round split decision (114-112, 112-114, 112-114) to undefeated Evgeny Gradovich. Dib also lost a rematch to Gradovich last November and the Australian has moved up one weight class to junior lightweight for his fight with Garza. Continue reading

Yuriorkis Gamboa workout quotes

photos by Rey Sanchez — Hosted by his promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, undefeated multiple world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) held an open media workout today at Iron Mike Promotions Gym to promote Gamboa’s June 28 world title fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight championTerence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs).

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate, Crawford vs. Gamboa will be the 12-round main event, airing live on HBO Boxing After Dark, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, from Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Continue reading