NEW YORK – June 13, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) coverage this Friday with five hours of live fighting on NBC Sports Network. Tomorrow’s coverage is highlighted by Fight Night at 8 p.m. ET followed by World Series of Fighting (WSOF) at 11 pm. ET.… Read Article
UNCASVILLE, CT (June 13, 2013) – Curtis “Showtime” Stevens and “Fast” Eddie Chambers have launched a campaign to dominate their weight divisions. By this time next year, each has plans to become the “Man to Beat” at in his respective class. On August 3rd at Mohegan Sun Arena, NBC Sports Network will feature these two warriors in highly competitive bouts on their Fight Night series. Tomasz “Goral” Adamek has also been added to the card. … Read Article
MIAMI (June 13, 2013) – Cuban-born welterweight Damian “Devo” Frias (19-7-1, 10 KOs) will be back in his customary role as a potential spoiler Saturday night in Dallas as he takes on undefeated welterweight prospect Mikael Zewski (19-0, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout at American Airlines Center. Zewski-Frias is on the Mikey Garcia-Juan Manuel Lopez undercard.… Read Article
Representatives of world-rated junior middleweight Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez will file an official protest with the Oneida Indian Nation Athletic Commission for what they see as a result-changing error made by Referee Charlie Fitch during Melendez’s SHOBOX-televised upset decision loss to local fighter Nick Brinson on Friday night (June 7, 2013) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.… Read Article
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (June 11, 2013) — Undefeated Dominican bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano (13-0, 7 KOs) and his coach, German Caicedo, report that the slick southpaw is on weight at 118 pounds for this weekend’s ESPN Friday Night Fights showdown against unbeaten Philippine invader Jundy “Pretty Boy” Maraon (15-0-1, 12 KOs).… Read Article
Chicago-based middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George wishes to congratulate his friend and former opponent Adonis Stevenson for his WBC Light Heavyweight title-winning KO1 over Chad Dawson last Saturday.
George and Stevenson became friends while sparring at Detroit’s Kronk Gym, after the two met in a fight in October 2012 (won by Stevenson after 12 tough rounds).
“I’m very happy for Adonis,” said George (24-3-2, 21 KOs), who is currently in heavy preparations for his … Read Article
Fredericton, New Brunswick (June 7, 2013) – With under two weeks to go before Brandon Brewer’s (7-0-1, 3KO) much anticipated June 15 rematch with Francis Lafreniere (3-3-2, 2KO) at the Moncton Lions Club, tickets are selling steadily and excitement continues to mount around the city. In their first meeting, Brewer and Lafreniere slugged it out for eight grueling rounds in front of a capacity crowd in Moncton, only to have their bout end in a … Read Article
Tickets are now on sale for the blockbuster showdown between British Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders and mandatory challenger John Ryder on Saturday 21st September at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London.
The fight is one of the most eagerly awaited in British boxing with not only the prestigious Lonsdale belt on the line, but both their unbeaten records and bragging-rights in the talent-packed 160lb domestic division.
Further big title fights … Read Article
CHICAGO, IL- Tickets for “THE BIG FIGHT 2,” at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, presented by “The Promoters” and “The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority,” (ISFA) will go on sale Wednesday, June 12, 2013. This historic event marks the return of boxing to the South Side of Chicago after more than 50 years.… Read Article
Adam Booth trains David Haye and George Groves – and reckons Michael Maguire has more talent than both.
Booth regarded Maguire as “probably the most naturally talented fighter I’ve ever worked with” and compared him to ring legend Roberto Duran for his fighting ferocity and boxing brain.… Read Article