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Tupou to fight for WBO African Regional Title

Well known Australian Heavyweight boxer Bowie Tupou (24/3) has signed to fight highly rated Tanzanian Benki Mwakalebela (11/1) for the WBO African Regional title in Sydney on the 27th March 2015 with Neutral Corner Fight Promotions at Club Punchbowl.

Managers for Tupou KO Promotions have confirmed that the African title fight had been locked in after they were dodged by WBO world number 2 Andy Ruiz Jnr for a fight in Macau on the 7th March this year. Continue reading

Jennings defeats Tupou; Leatherwood and Fox victorious

PHILADELPHIA – Photos: Chris Toney — Bryant Jennings, 16-0, 7 KOs, retained his USBA heavyweight championship with a sudden 5th round TKO of Bowie Tupou at 1:37 of round five. Jennings won the fight before his hometown, North Philadelphia crowd. Tupou landed some heavy blows of his own but fell victim to a vicious right uppercut delivered by Jennings. Tupou crashed to the canvas but managed to climb to his feet. However referee Blair Talmadge stopped the contest as Tupou, 22-3, 16 KOs, got up.

The fight was the nationally televised main event of NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night boxing series. The entire broadcast will be replayed on Wednesday, December 12 from 7 pm – 9pm ET.

“He was strong,” Jennings said of his opponent. “But when I landed that punch, I really felt like I had him. I thought he might not get up.”

In the 10-round semi-final bout, Philadelphia’s Eric Hunter, 17-2, 9 KOs, dished Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX, his first professional defeat, with a unanimous points verdict. Belmontes fell to 17-1 with 5 KOs. Hunter dropped Belmontes with a counter left hook in round two and generally controlled the entertaining bout. The official scored were 99-91, 99-90 and 97-92. Continue reading

1:00 A.M. Re-air of NBCSN Fight Night After Pacquiao – Marquez; Weights: Jennings vs. Tupou

Tonight’s NBC Sports Network Fight Night heavyweight clash between, rising star Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia and Tonga’s tough Bowie Tupou is set to be re-telecast at 1 A.M. ET (10 P.M. Pacific) following tonight’s PPV clash between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Jennings puts his USBA heavyweight title on the line in this 12-round main event battle. Continue reading

Jennings vs. Tupou final press conference quotes

PHILADELPHIA – The four principal fighters of Saturday night’s nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing event at Temple University’s Pearson / McGonigle Hall all shared the stage at the final press conference Thursday at the Draught Horse Pub on Temple University’s campus. Heavyweights Bryant Jennings, 15-0, 7 KOs, and Bowie Tupou, 22-2, 16 KOs, and junior lightweights Eric Hunter, 16-2, 9 KOs and Jerry Belmontes, 17-0, 5 KOs met for the first time, and finally got the chance to size each other up. This is what they had to say. Continue reading

News: Andrzej Fonfara; Bowie Tupou; Will Rosinsky

CHICAGO, IL (November 21, 2012) Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara is making big plans for 2013 following his seventh round stoppage of Tommy Karpency this past Friday night, NOVEMBER 16 at the UIC Pavilion. Fighting in front of a huge crowd of 4,224, Fonfara drilled Karpency to the canvas twice in the first round enroute to the victory earning the IBO Light Heavyweight World Title. Continue reading

News: Temple Grad Barbosa Returns on Dec. 8; Limited tickets available for Conn Boxing HOF Dinner

Philadelphia, PA—The old saying, “what’s a nice guy like you doing in a place like this,” certainly applies to Alex Barbosa, who has two degrees from Temple University but currently is pursuing a career as a professional boxer. Undefeated in three pro fights, Barbosa returns to the North Broad Street campus Saturday evening, Dec. 8, in a scheduled four-round fight on a nationally televised boxing card at Temple’s Pearson/McGonigle Halls. Continue reading

News: Jennings vs. Tupou on 12/8; Taylor remains amateur; Mancini VIP 11/19 Shobox

Philadelphia’s Bryant “By By” Jennings (15-0, 7 KO’s) will defend his USBA heavyweight title on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night broadcast, when he meets Bowie Tupou of Nukualofa, Tonga (22-2, 16 KO’s) on December 8. The 12 round fight will take place at Temple University McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET.

Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO said, “This is a great stylistic match up. Tupou is a big puncher who prefers to brawl. Jennings is a boxer but loves to mix it up. It’s the kind of fight that will likely end up in a slugging match where the best chin wins.” Continue reading