SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel congratulated today Nonito Donaire, the WBO superbantamweight champion for his Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) award. Valcarcel also shows proud to the BWAA Fight of the Year Award for the bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao on December 8, 2012, that crowned Marquez as the WBO Champion of the Decade with his victory.… Read Article
By Srithar Visuasam: In one of the most anticipated bouts in Australian boxing history, IBF middleweight champion, Daniel Geale and Anthony Mundine have both weighed in under the 160 pound middleweight limit for their grudge rematch this Wednesday night.
In their first bout in May 2009, Mundine defeated Geale for Geale’s IBO middleweight title via a narrow split decision victory, with his second round knockdown of Geale proving decisive on the scorecards.
The fight … Read Article
This Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Nicotra’s Ballroom in the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, New York, Greg Cohen Promotions will proudly present their second annual “Boxing at the Hilton” show, a night of world-class professional boxing, featuring in the six-round main event Staten Island’s own lightweight prospect Nicky “Lil Nicky” DeMarco (4-2, 2 KOs) against Travis Thompson (4-8-1, 3 KOs) of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.… Read Article
Northeast Philadelphia native, Cruiserweight Tony “Boom Boom” Ferrante 13-4 (8 KO’s)was a huge underdog when he faced undefeated cruiserweight prospect Isa Akberbayev 10- 0 (7KO’s) on Saturday January 19th inside the MECCA of boxing, Madison Square Garden. Ferrante recently moved up in weight from light heavyweight to cruiserweight after struggling to cut 38 lbs. in his last fight. Taking the Akberbayev on only 20 days’ notice, Ferrante said he and his new trainer went into … Read Article
World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns gets a taste of the heat that Mexican ace Miguel Vazquez, the IBF World Champion, will bring to the ring ahead of their big unification showdown when he takes part in a chili-eating challenge.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Marc Livitz: Ah, the weekend that was. Gratitude in multitudes should graciously be passed along to Showtime for offering the boxing public such a memorable top to bottom highly pleasing telecast.
In stark contrast to their three letter cable network rival in sports, the job from the SHO group was one to be commended. The knowledgeable triumvirate of International Boxing Hall of Fame member Al Bernstein, Canuck import Mauro Ranallo, … Read Article
January 28, 2013 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
The following is one of the weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns that are published in El Universal every Sunday. From January 27, translated from Spanish:… Read Article
Detroit, Mich. (January 28) – NABO and WBC International Heavyweight Champion Johnathon Banks hosted a media workout at Bad Boy Gym in Detroit on Tuesday, January 22 in preparation for his upcoming rematch against Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell on Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. He also hosted a roundtable discussion last Saturday, January 19 in New York … Read Article
ST. LOUIS (January 28, 2013) – North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Super Welterweight champion Willie “The Great” Nelson (19-1-1, 11 KOs) makes his first title defense March 1 against tough challenger Michael “El Magnifico” Medina (26-3-2, 19 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature on ESPN Friday Night Fights, live from MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.… Read Article
By Michael Collins: Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin, believes IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) will be ducking Povetkin and instead facing former 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Odlanier Solis (18-1, 12 KO’s) next on April 6th instead of his mandatory defense against Povetkin.
It’s no secret that Wladimir would like to put the Povetkin fight off so that he can get an optional defense in before taking … Read Article