After Anthony Dirrell’s voluntary defence against “The Ripper” Badou Jack backfired spectacularly a month ago, resulting in him surrendering his title to the Swede “TMT” member, it was known and expected that mandatory challenger, Britain’s “St” George Groves would be next in line for his shot at the belt.
Fans were expecting the deal to be inked in the next 12 weeks, yet a tweet from German promotional heavyweights Sauerland Event tonight has confirmed that the WBC and relevant parties have moved more swiftly than expected – and the deal for Jack v Groves is done. Continue reading
Premier boxing Champions took Chicago by storm Friday night with an exhilarating fight card featuring three captivating fights on Spike from the UIC Pavilion.
The televised opener showcased Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (37-3, 23 KOs) getting an eight-round unanimous decision win over James Stevenson (22-2, 15 KOs). The first main event saw Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-2, 26 KOs) in a 12th round knockout win over the hard-nosed Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs). The night’s second main event featured Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) earning a majority decision over Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs). Continue reading
Before last night’s upset Stateside, there was one fighter who had been keeping a careful eye on proceedings between Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22ko) and Badou Jack(19-1-1,12ko) and that was Britain’s “St.” George Groves, mandatory challenger to the WBC 168lb strap.
Groves (21-2,16ko) had originally stepped aside to let Dirrell make a voluntary defence of the belt, a move that backfired on the Michigan fighter spectacularly when he dropped a MD to “The Money Team” fighter by scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112. Continue reading
In a surprise upset, WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) was defeated by #8 WBC challenger Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round majority decision on Friday night in a fight that wasn’t supposed to be competitive at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dirrell, 30, looked under motivated from the start as he threw single shots and spent much of the time clinching to try and shutdown Jack’s pressure style offense.
Jack didn’t have fast feet, and Dirrell likely could have out-boxed him if he was a mobile fighter like his older brother Andre Dirrell, but he simply didn’t have the mobility to stay away from Jack. All throughout the fight, Jack would cut off the ring on Dirrell and force him to fight on the inside where he was less skilled. Dirrell would then clinch to stop Jack from nailing him with shots. But Jack used these opportunities to rough Dirrell up by hitting him to the body, side of the head and even to the back of the head. Continue reading
Weigh-In Results: Anthony Dirrell 167.4 vs. Badou Jack 167.6
Daniel Jacobs 159.4 vs. Caleb Truax 159.6
Fight week officially kicked-off Wednesday in Chicago as fighters on the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike fight card participated in the final press conference before entering the ring on Friday, April 24 at UIC Pavilion.
The night of fights features Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) battling Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 12 KOs) and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) taking on Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs). The televised action on Spike begins at 9 ET/8 CT. Continue reading
WBC Super Middleweight World Championship
UIC Pavilion – Chicago, Illinois
April 24, 2015
This will be the 1,891st fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 52-year history. Continue reading
SiriusXM will offer a live blow-by-blow broadcast of the Premier Boxing Champions event this Friday, April 24 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Coverage begins at 8:00 pm ET and airs on SiriusXM Sports Zone, channel 92. Continue reading
CHICAGO (March 16, 2015) – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike TV returns with an action-packed doubleheader on Friday, April 24 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago as the hard hitting Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs)faces off against challenger Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 12 KOs) in super middleweight action. Continue reading
The WBC has confirmed that it has sanctioned the bout between Anthony Dirrell and Badou Jack. This will be a voluntary defence of Dirrells WBC 168lb title and likely the winner will be forced to fight Britains George Groves in their next fight. Badou Jack is rated tenth in the division so this isn’t a ludicrous fight for him to take, however after Jack was stopped in the first round by little know fighter Derek Edwards early in 2014, his stock has dropped off dramatically. Before that he was viewed as one of Mayweather Promotions top prospects. Continue reading
Hard-hitting super middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (33-6, 27 KOs), of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, registered one of the upsets of the year, knocking out previously unbeaten, world-ranked J’Leon Love (18-1, 10 KOs), of Inkster, Mich., in the third round of a Special Saturday presentation of ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME.
After Love missed with a left land, the unheralded Medina countered with a vicious combination of punches to the chin and head that dropped Love face-first to the canvas. Love attempted to get up but referee Tony Weeks stepped in and stopped the fight at 39 seconds into the third round. It was the 123rd time since the series began 13 years ago that an unbeaten fighter suffered his first loss on ShoBox. Continue reading