Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 November 2012 – In their first ever World Series of Boxing (WSB) home match, the Algeria Desert Hawks experinced a close defeat at the hands of a tough trio of boxers from Azerbaijan Baku Fires. The visitors saw Orzubek Shayimov, Jaba Kositashvili and Vladimir Cheles all prevail at the Salle Hocine-Chaalane to send their team top of Group A. … Read Article
Phil Marshall: At around 10pm UK time tonight a former professional cricketer, Freddie Flintoff, will make his debut as a professional heavyweight boxer on BoxNation. He was a world class cricketer who played a major part in England’s historic test series win in 2005 against big rivals Australia. Now he aims to take his fast reflexes, courage and power into the ring.
In his younger days Freddie was known to his team mates … Read Article
Lightweight Maliek Montgomery (Macon, Ga.) and light heavyweight Anthony Sims, Jr. (Ypsilanti, Mich.) joined bantamweight Gary Salazar (Fresno, Calif.) in the second round with opening bout victories at the 2012 Youth World Championships on Friday in Yerevan, Armenia. Sims wasted no time in his bout with Lithuania’s Edgar Liman, knocking him out in the first round of their light heavyweight bout. Flyweight Edmundo Guzman (Las Cruces, N.M.) dropped his first round bout to Indonesia’s Aldonis … Read Article
By Michael Collins: British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (14-0, 12 KO’s) faces a badly overmatched opponent tonight in 45-year-old Matt Skelton (28-6, 23 KO’s) at the Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. This isn’t a fight that’s going to give Price anything other than a brief sparring session before he knocks Skelton out.
The 29-year-old Price has been brought along really slowly despite his Olympic background and he needs to be pushed a little … Read Article
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Bantamweight Gary Salazar (Fresno, Calif.) was the first U.S. boxer to step through the ropes at the Youth World Championships in Yerevan, Armenia and he enjoyed an impressive start with a stoppage victory. Light flyweight Noberto Torres (Inverness, Fla.) and light welterweight Julian Rodriguez (Paterson, N.J.) didn’t enjoy the same success in their evening bouts. Both dropped close contests in their first round match-ups to eliminate them from the competition.… Read Article
Photo: Wende – It seems like the festive spirit is taking over. The Austrian Boxing Federation (FVA) let Michael Sprott (26-19, 17 KOs) of the hook and reduced his ban in order for him to face Edmund Gerber (22-0, 14 KOs) for the second time on December 15. The heavyweight clash is part of the undercard to the WBO Super Middleweight World Championship between Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) and Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs). … Read Article
photo: WBO/JOEL COLON — Former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Samuel Serrano, along with prospects and contenders gave sports equipoment to the Pedro Albizu Campos School in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico as part of the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) successful program “Kids Drug Free”. Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, WBO President, lead the event telling the young students that “you can go far in your lives if you work hard and keep … Read Article
Just a few weeks ago, Firat Arslan fought the fight of his life against WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck. Only the judges prevented that Arslan became a two-time world champion when he lost a disputed decision against Huck on November 3rd. But, instead of resting and mourning after the controversial defeat, Firat Arslan will be back in the ring on Saturday, December 1st 2012 at the “ran Boxen: Die Super Fight Night – powered … Read Article
Episode #3 – Debut: SATURDAY, DEC. 1 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 1 (12:55 a.m.), 2 (10:00 a.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (2:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.), 5 (7:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 6 (11:50 p.m.), 7 (7:30 p.m.) and 8 (10:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 2 (11:35 p.m.), 5 (8:30 p.m.), 7 (12:30 a.m.) and 8 (7:30 p.m.) HBO On Demand® availability begins: Dec. 4… Read Article
By Andy Brooks: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s) will be slipping in what amounts to being a stay busy fight against #3 WBC Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11 KO’s) in Argentina on April 27th. Martinez, who is coming off of knee surgery, can’t fight an immediate rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. during that early part of the year because the chances are high that Chavez Jr. will be under suspension for his … Read Article