Team Sauerland is delighted to announce that WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) has signed a contract extension with Europe´s leading boxing promoter. “We look forward to continuing our very successful relationship with the best female boxer in the world,” Nisse Sauerland said. “Cecilia – the first lady ever to fight for Team Sauerland – has lived up to our expectations. We knew she was special when we signed … Read Article
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 24) – Riverside’s Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) the WBC #1 world contender takes on the heavy-hitting WBC #2 world contender, Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) in a heavyweight battle with the winner guaranteed to fight for the WBC Heavyweight World Championship in his next bout. Both Arreola and Stiverne will look to put their power on display to take that next step toward history. … Read Article
(Picture: Winfried Mausolf) Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) is probably facing his toughest challenge to date. The European Light Heavyweight Champion is putting his title on the line in an all-German affair when he takes on former world champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) on February 2. But the current titlist is not just thinking about the EBU Belt. The winner will receive mandatory challenger status for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Championship. Just a … Read Article
New York, NY (1/24/13) – Earlier today Lou DiBellaof DiBella Entertainment and 50 Centof SMS Promotions hosted an international media conference call to discuss the upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights card on March 1, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. In the main event, SMS Promotions IBF Featherweight Champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-1, 21KO’s) looks to defend his title against Cuban Olympian and IBF #3 rated Luis Franco (11-1, 7KO’s). In the televised co-feature, former … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Christian Barz) Two stablemates will meet inside the ring when Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) puts his European Light Heavyweight Championship on the line against Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 Kos). And the excitement about the EBU Title fight is high, as the winner will get a crack at the WBO World Champion. Juergen Braehmer took some time out of his training schedule to answer some burning questions.
Juergen Braehmer, after almost ten months … Read Article
On Tuesday, January 22nd, many performers and community leaders gathered at the Gem Theater in Detroit, Michigan, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. The special celebration consisted of a concert and special award ceremony that was highlighted by keynote speaker and civil rights activist Dr. Clarence B. Jones.… Read Article
A new, meaner “King” Carlos Molina is ready to go for his ESPN Friday Night Fights main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on February 1. 29-year-old Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) will face two-division and five-time world champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks in a 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator to headline the night of boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing in association with … Read Article
TONY THOMPSON claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did manage to find a Briton willing him to face him and boxes David Price (15-0) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February.… Read Article
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 24, 2013) – Photos: Craig Bennett/SHOWTIME — President Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions and the fighters participating in Saturday’s first SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING and SHOWTIME EXTREME telecasts of 2013 participated in a final press conference Thursday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
One of the most-feared punchers in boxing, WBC Interim Super Lightweight Champion Lucas Matthysse will defend his title against dangerous Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr., in … Read Article
HOOK TO THE LIVER
By José Sulaimán
A grim seven days … but hope for the future.
We’ve had a very sad week. First, the great Mexican champion Chucho Castillo passed away from complications following surgery. Then the lifeless body of former champion Isidro Perez was found three months after he disappeared. Distance walker Noe Hernandez – Mexican Olympic silver medallist in Sydney 2000 – died from a heart attack after he had survived a … Read Article