LOS ANGELES, December 27 – Throughout the years, several British superstars, including Amir “King” Khan, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton and David “Hayemaker” Haye, have fought under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. Today, the Los Angeles-based promoter is pleased to announce the signing of a promotional agreement with a young man it believes will follow in his countrymen’s footsteps, 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist for Great Britain, Anthony Ogogo.… Read Article
December 27, 2012 – Undefeated cruiserweight contender, Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs), who fights under the Gary Shaw Productions promotional banner, will now be campaigning at the Heavyweight division.
“Kayode is a heavy handed puncher who can easily bring his power up to the heavyweight division,” said Gary Shaw. “Right now my matchmaker John Beninati is looking at potential opponents and we are confident Lateef will be successful moving up in weight.”
“We made a … Read Article
By Brendan George: Larry “The Legend” Donald (42-5 – 24 KO’s) returns to the ring February 9 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Centre against tough journeyman Jason Gavern (21-13 -14 KO’s). Donald last fought in June 2007 against current WBA Champion Alexander Provetkin losing a decision on the scorecards. When asked why he was making a comeback, Larry stated the following: “I’m in great condition. I never lost it and I’m giving all these heavyweights … Read Article
By Michael Collins: Unbeaten challenger Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) feels really confident and eager to get inside the ring to challenge IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) next year on February 23rd in their clash at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Brook said on his twitter “I’m going to be so ready. Get ready! I’m bringing a world title back to Britain!”
It’s not realistic that Brook will be bringing … Read Article
Michael Goddard – Controversial British heavyweight Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora has stirred the pot once again by mocking a host of big names on both sides of the Atlantic.
Speaking to ATG radio in America, the former world title challenger shared his views on the US heavyweight scene. Chisora said American boxers “don’t want to fight”, preferring to pad their records against weak opponents. He also ridiculed recently beaten Seth Mitchell as “a joker who … Read Article
By Joseph Herron: After somewhat of an historic year in the world of boxing, expert fight strategist and prolific trainer James Gogue gives Eastsideboxing.com his exclusive insight into the best and worst of the sweet science during the year 2012.
Here’s a recap of the categories and winners that were published in Part I and II of the first annual “Gogue Awards”:
Fighter of the Year 2012 – Juan Manuel Marquez
Fight of the Year … Read Article
Five time women’s boxing world champion Carina Moreno is enjoying the fruits of her labor this Holiday Season.
After winning the WBA Flyweight title in Germany on December 1st, the slick fight veteran found a multi-fight contract with Zeferino Entertainment nestled safely under her tree.… Read Article
(OAKLAND, CALIF.) – WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward (Oakland, Calif.) will have surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered just over a month ago during training.
“When I first got injured, there was a lot of inflammation, and the MRI was misread by the first radiologist. I’ve been doing extensive rehab and the shoulder was getting stronger, but after three and a half weeks of rehab, there was still … Read Article
December 27, 2012 – Undefeated Puerto Rican power puncher, Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (15-0-1, 13 KO’s) will be facing off against Derek Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KO) of Philadelphia on Friday, January 4 at the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. The co-feature bout is scheduled for 10 rounds at the junior middleweight division and will be televised on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” starting at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.… Read Article
By Bill Phanco: WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) will reportedly require shoulder surgery on his right shoulder to fix a problem that occurred in late November while sparring to get ready for his fight with Kelly Pavlik.
It was originally thought that Ward’s injured shoulder would heal with rest, but unfortunately it’s not healing the way they thought it would and he’ll need surgery. Ward’s scheduled fight with Pavlik on February … Read Article