In what will be the first World Boxing Federation title fight of 2013, Frenchman Tony Averlant and Mounir Toumi of Germany will clash for the vacant International Light Heavyweight championship on January 12 at the Palais des Sports in Saint-Quentin, France.… Read Article
Judgment day is getting closer! Current EBU-Champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) is ready to defend his title against former WBO World Champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany on February 2. Just a few days ago, Gutknecht and assistant coach Georg Bramowski undertook a fitness test on the treadmill, which the 30-year-old champion passed with flying colors. That test was now followed by an assessment of his all-around punching … Read Article
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada (January 7, 2013) – Junior welterweight sensation Tony “Lighting” Luis has high expectations of where his blossoming career will take him during the next twelve months.
A multi-time Canadian amateur champion and former WBC Continental Americas titlist, Luis’ 2013 begins on January 25 when he battles well-regarded Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland, OH. The bout takes place on ESPN Friday Night Fights live from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY and is … Read Article
Sherman Oaks, CA (Jan. 7) – Deferring to the recommendation of a noted Bay Area orthopedic specialist after receiving a second opinion on his injured right shoulder, reigning WBA, WBC and Ring Super Middleweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward underwent successful surgery, which will keep him out of action for an indefinite period and has forced the postponement of his highly-anticipated title bout against Kelly Pavlik for a second time.
Originally scheduled as an HBO … Read Article
Lausanne, Switzerland, 07 January 2013 – This all important match sees the two bottom teams in Group A go head-to-head this Friday 11 January (18:55 local time) at the Salle Hocine-Chaalane. Algeria Desert Hawks will be looking to make home advantage count but they will be facing a full-strength Condors team traveling with the impressive Argentine duo Fernando Martinez and Yamil Peralta. … Read Article
By James Slater: For too long in the otherwise great sport of boxing (it could be even greater), we have seen fascinating match-up after fascinating match-up fail to materialise, with one reason or another preventing us from seeing if these great-looking match-ups would have indeed resulted in great ring action (think Lennox Lewis-Riddick Bowe, Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao for two more recent examples – even if Mayweather-Pac-Man could still happen, way too late).
The pessimist in … Read Article
New York, NY (1/7/12) – On Wednesday, January 23, former junior middleweight world champion Yuri Foreman (28-2, 8KO’s) will return to the ring for the first time in nearly two years when he takes on Brandon Baue (12-8, 10KO’s) in a special attraction six-round feature bout at BB King Blues club in New York City. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and will feature a number of DBE’s top up-and-coming prospects, including unbeatens … Read Article
Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “Friday Night Fights” Edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will discuss the unpopular verdict of the Barthelemy/Usmanee main event on the season premier of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and also talk about Teddy Atlas’ on-air tirade.… Read Article
READING, PA (January 8, 2013)—On Saturday night January 19th former world title challenger Elvin Ayala (26-5-1, 12 KO’s) will take on Curtis Stevens (22-3, 16 KO’s) in a Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut in a bout to be televised by the NBC Sports Network.… Read Article
Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) is doing everything he can to ensure that he gets the new year off to a winning start. The 34-year-old will challenge current European Light Heavyweight Champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) when the pair meet inside the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. After having spent some of his training in Berlin and Schwerin, Braehmer and his coach Karsten Roewer have now travelled to the city of Guestrow in the north … Read Article