Vanes Martirosyan Dedicates Win To Dan Goossen

Vanes Martirosyan - World ranked junior middleweight contender VANES "The Nightmare" MARTIROSYAN entered the top echelon of his division on Saturday night with an outstanding 10-round unanimous decision over fellow contender WILLIE NELSON from the Foxwoods Resort Casino and telecast live on SHOWTIME.

World ranked junior middleweight contender VANES “The Nightmare” MARTIROSYAN entered the top echelon of his division on Saturday night with an outstanding 10-round unanimous decision over fellow contender WILLIE NELSON from the Foxwoods Resort Casino and telecast live on SHOWTIME.

Scores for Martirosyan, now 35-1-1 (21KO’s) were 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94 over Nelson who moved to 23-2-1 (13KO’s).

Changing the momentum of the fight in the second round with a big right hand and surviving a bad cut above his right eye suffered in the fourth, Martirosyan fought brilliantly over the second half of the fight.

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RIP Dan Goossen

- Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing, however we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this aggressive illness with boundless strength and the last days of his life were fought and lived with unflinching bravery, pure love and grace beyond measure."

Statement from the Goossen Family: “It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing, however we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this aggressive illness with boundless strength and the last days of his life were fought and lived with unflinching bravery, pure love and grace beyond measure.”

Arrangements are pending and details will be announced in the next few days.

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Trout vs Dawson Weigh-In Photos

Austin Trout, Daniel Dawson, Trout vs. Dawson - Temecula, CA. (August 21, 2014) - Former world champion AUSTIN "No Doubt" TROUT (26-2,14 KO's) returns to battle against two-time world title challenger DANIEL "The Rock" DAWSON (40-3-1, 26 KO's) in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on Friday, August 22nd.
Austin Trout 154 lbs. Daniel Dawson 154 lbs.

Jr. Middleweights

Temecula, CA. (August 21, 2014) – Former world champion AUSTIN “No Doubt” TROUT (26-2,14 KO’s) returns to battle against two-time world title challenger DANIEL “The Rock” DAWSON (40-3-1, 26 KO’s) in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on Friday, August 22nd.

 

The Trout-Dawson fight will be televised live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event is promoted by Goossen Promotions.

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Andre Dirrell Shines In Return, Campillo Upsets Williams Jr

Andre Dirrell - A packed house at The Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington was treated to a huge night of action packed professional boxing broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights, presented by Corona Extra™ and promoted by Goossen Promotions.

A packed house at The Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington was treated to a huge night of action packed professional boxing broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights, presented by Corona Extra™ and promoted by Goossen Promotions.

In the main event of the evening, former world champion GABRIEL “El Chico Guapo” CAMPILLO upset undefeated light heavyweight contender THOMAS “Top Dog” WILLIAMS JR., earning a fifth round stoppage as the ringside physician called a halt to the bout prior to round six due to a bad cut over the left eye of Williams. 

With the win, Campillo of Madrid, Spain, will now be ranked the #2 contender by the International Boxing Federation and improved his record to 24-6-1 (10KO’s) while Washington D.C. native Williams turned to 17-1-0 (12KO’s).

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Austin Trout: “I’m ready to get back to the top.”

Austin Trout, Daniel Dawson - Former world champion AUSTIN "No Doubt" TROUT returns to battle against two-time world title challenger DANIEL "The Rock" DAWSON in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on Friday, August 22nd it was announced today by Dan Goossen.

Former world champion AUSTIN “No Doubt” TROUT returns to battle against two-time world title challenger DANIEL “The Rock” DAWSON in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on Friday, August 22nd it was announced today by Dan Goossen.

The Trout-Dawson fight will be televised live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event is promoted by Goossen Promotions.

Advance tickets starting at $50 can be purchased through the Pechanga Resort and Casino website, www.Pechanga.com or by calling 1-877-711-2946. Doors on the night of the event will open at 4:30 p.m. with the first bell at 6:00 p.m.

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Gallardo Vs. Funez 2 Added To August 1 At Little Creek Casino

Sherman Oaks, CA (July 16, 2014) – It’s not too often fight fans are treated to a highly anticipated rematch between 4-round fighters but on Friday, August 1 just that will happen between two young featherweight prospects as local favorite MARCELLO GALLARDO of Renton, Washington will clash for the second time against Van Nuys, CA based JUAN “Johnnie” FUNEZ at “Little Creek Brawl V” from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington and promoted by Goossen Promotions.

Headlining the ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ telecast is an outstanding 12-round light heavyweight clash between #4 WBO, #6 IBF and #9 WBC world ranked and undefeated light heavyweight contender THOMAS “Top Dog” WILLIAMS JR. and #10 IBF and former World Champion GABRIEL “El Chico Guapo” CAMPILLO.

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Thomas Williams vs Gabriel Campillo Headlines on ESPN

Looking to continue his march through the division, world ranked and undefeated light heavyweight contender Thomas “Top Dog” Williams, Jr. takes on his toughest challenge to date when he faces former WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Gabriel “El Chico Guapo” Campillo in the 12-round main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ on Friday, August 1 from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington it was announced today by Goossen Promotions.

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Stiverne – Arreola Fight NIght Notes

–First Professional Boxing Event held on the campus of the University of Southern California.

–Event is being telecast LIVE by ESPN, (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT) to over 98 million homes as well as over 140 countries world wide.

–Chris Arreola is attempting to become the first Mexican Heavyweight World Champion while Bermane Stiverne is aiming for the first Haitian Heavyweight Champion.

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Fireworks erupt at Stiverne – Arreola final presser

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 8, 2014) In front of a packed house in the Founders Room at the USC Galen Center, “Fireworks Erupted” as top rated heavyweights BERMANE “B. Ware” STIVERNE and CHRIS “The Nightmare” ARREOLA took turns exchanging barbs just two days ahead of their battle for the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship.

Among a star studded crowd that including music legends Richie Sambora and Ray Parker Jr., both fighters turned a Don King led entertaining press conference into a heated exchange of words rarely seen during fight week.

Bermane Stiverne:

“Typically I do my talking in the ring but I’m here to tell you Chris, nobody will be able to help you on Saturday night. Nobody can beat me. I’m going to whip you much worse this time.”

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