After impressively knocking out formerly undefeated Junior Middleweight Glen Tapia this past Saturday night on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, could James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) be looking at an immediate title opportunity in 2014?
Current WBO 154 pound title holder Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) could be making his first defense against the Austin, Texas native according to the former Olympian’s co-promoter, Artie Pellulo of Banner Promotions.
“Yesterday I left a message for 50 Cent, Kirkland’s promoter, and offered them the opportunity to face Demetrius Andrade for his WBO Junior Middleweight title,” insists the twenty-five year fight promoter. “Demetrius has to defend his title against the WBO’s mandatory challenger, but I believe I can make this voluntary defense against James Kirkland first.” Continue reading
HARTFORD (July 8, 2013) — Australian featherweight contender Billy “The Kid” Dib (36-2, 21 KOs) gave his promoter, famed rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, an early present on last week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights, winning a hard fought 10-round decision from local favorite “Machine Gun” Mike Oliver (25-4, 8 KOs), in the “50 Cent’s Birthday Bash” main event at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Continue reading
By Rob Smith: Rapper 50 Cent [also known as Curtis Jackson] could be forming a promotional partnership with Manny Pacquiao, according to RingTV. Pacquiao, 50 Cent and Michael Koncz, will be meeting possibly this Friday to discuss forming a promotional partnership. 50 Cent has already signed several well known fighters to his new TMT Promotions company. Continue reading
By Emilio Camacho, Esq. I often hear complaints about boxing. Some of these complaints are superficial but others are especially serious. One of these has troubled me for several years now: Black fighters are not being efficiently promoted in today’s boxing world. In this article I argue that the improper management (or lack of careful management) of Black fighters has hurt the sport and its athletes for years. Let us discuss this in more detail. Continue reading