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Barthelemy Co-Promoter Says ‘Kid Blast’ Ready for Takeoff; Gavin-Welborn

“He’s ready” says Richard Dobal, President of Bad Dog Productions and co-promoter of IBF #6 super featherweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs).

Miami-based Dobal has been with the 26-year-old Cuban Barthelemy from the beginning of his career and is hoping to watch him join the elite ranks of the 130-lb division when he faces #14-rated contender Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs) on Friday, January 4, 2013 in a 12-round elimination bout for the IBF’s #2 position. Continue reading

UK Boxing: Burns vs Ocampo; Gavin vs Welborn; Camacho vs Owoh

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns says he will end the year with a bang against hard-hitting Filipino challenger Jose Ocampo.

Scottish hero Burns makes the third defence of his title on promoter Frank Warren’s six-title extravaganza on Saturday 15th December at the ExCeL London, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading