December 19, 2012 – Former standout amateur boxer, middleweight Enrique “Kikin” Collazo of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has just signed a promotional deal with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions.… Read Article
New York, NY(12/19/12) -Photo’s by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller — Earlier tonight before a packed house of partisan fans, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) put on an exciting 10-bout card at the Roseland Ballroom, as a special-edition of Broadway Boxing.
The card was sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com and Everlast, and promoted in association with the American Red Cross. The card was held as a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims, with proceeds from the show, which included … Read Article
Good fighters are rampant throughout the sport of boxing, but truly great fighters are a very rare commodity indeed. Most who have seen Welterweight Benjamin Whitaker work his craft in the ring insist the Alamo City fighter is well on his way to becoming one of the brightest stars this city has ever produced.… Read Article
By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Fresh from winning the Interim WBO Africa Super Middleweight belt, Nigerian pugilist, Isaac Ekpo has declared his readiness to take on the very best Super Middleweights in world boxing beginning with Briton James DeGale, against whom he is demanding an immediate match-up.
Ekpo, nicknamed ‘Grenade’ claimed the vacant WBO title courtesy a round 2 knockout victory over Algerian Said Mada Hamou at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos Nigeria on December 2.… Read Article
By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) – Frankie Gavin insists there will be no room for sentiment if he has to dump the prestigious British Lonsdale belt in order to secure a European welterweight shot.
The domestic champion defends his crown for the first time against Jason Welborn at Walsall Town Hall on January 18.… Read Article
by Pavel Yakovlev, photo: Carlos Baeza – Fres Oquendo is ready for action, and his team is eyeing a showdown with power-punching Magomed Abdusalamov. Recently, Sampson Lewkowicz – Abdusalamov’s promoter — offered to match his fighter with any contender for “a sum of one dollar.” Oquendo’s manager Tom Tsatas is interested. “We accept, but because both guys are so high in the ratings, we want to make it an eliminator for the WBC’s #2 … Read Article
Before Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham lock horns in the nationally televised main event at the Sands Events Center in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday afternoon, a full slate of “pick-em” preliminary bouts are scheduled for the live ringside audience. In the 8-round televised co-feature, Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 13-0, 9 KOs, battles Tor Hamer, 19-1, 12 KOs, in a showdown of rising heavyweights. Both men are looking to make a name for themselves and have a … Read Article
By James Slater: Houston’s very own heavyweight hope Skipp “Strictly Business” Scott is set for his next fight on January 10th. The 6’8” giant, last seen scoring a 1st-round KO back in May to improve his record to an impressive 15-1(10) will face the experienced Kertson Manswell of Trinidad and Tobago, and Skipp says he wants to “make a statement” in the Lou Savarese-promoted bout that will kick off 2013.
Here, Skipp speaks about his … Read Article
Rich Marotta, founder and CEO of the newly-established Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF), announced the NVBHOF’s historic inaugural class of inductees at a news conference today, which was held at the Richard Steele Boxing Club in North Las Vegas. Induction will take place in 2013. Details on the ceremony will be released in the coming months. Voting for the inaugural class of the NVBHOF was conducted by its officers and its Board of Directors. … Read Article
by Richard Smith: Not for the first time, heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko and fellow Olympic champion Alexander Povetkin are rumoured to be a on a collision course. Ordinarily, a fight between the dominant champion of the era and an unbeaten Olympic gold medalist would be a thrilling prospect. Instead, even if the fight finally takes place, its lustre will have dimmed considerably since the matchup was first proposed in 2008.
Four years ago, Povetkin … Read Article