SAN ANTONIO (November 5, 2015) – Undefeated star Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, returns to take on former world champion Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) in a super lightweight battle that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC in primetime, Saturday, December 12 from the newly renovated AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas with televised coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.… Read Article
Mexico’s former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco announced his retirement from boxing after his one sided loss to unbeaten Cuban Rances Barthelemy in June, yet less than two months after releasing the statement bringing the curtain down on his career, it appears he has had a change of heart.
“I feel at peace and at the same time disappointed with myself,” DeMarco said in the aforementioned statement. “I thank God and boxing and the people … Read Article
(Photo career: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2015) – Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) dominated and dropped Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) on his way to a wide unanimous 10-round decision on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as promoter of the event and President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd “Money” Mayweather watched from the first row.
Barthelemy was strong in his 140-pound debut, … Read Article
Super Lightweight Main Event – 10 Rounds
Rances Barthelemy – 139.4 Pounds
Antonio DeMarco – 139.4 Pounds
Welterweight Co-Feature – 10 Rounds
Sammy Vasquez – 146.2 Pounds
Wale Omotoso – 144.8 Pounds… Read Article
AS VEGAS (June 17, 2015) – Boxing’s storied history of close familial relationships will come to life this Father’s Day Weekend as Premier Boxing Champions returns to NBC on June 20 and CBS on June 21 live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fighters featured on both of these stacked cards have close relationships with their own fathers, are fathers themselves or have found a father figure in the boxing gym.… Read Article
by Dwight Harrison: Before the fight this was looked at as the toughest fight in Broner’s career or at least the toughest since the Ponce De Leon match, a fight that many myself excluded say Broner should off lost. Antonio “ Tony ” DeMarco (28-3-1 21 KO) was widely considered the best lightweight in the world by many and was coming off in off the back off a impressive 1st round knockout off John … Read Article
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Nov. 19, 2012) – Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner became the youngest current American two-time world champion this past Saturday when, in an impressive showing, he defeated Mexico’s Antonio DeMarco by technical knockout in the eighth round at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The bout was televised live on HBO’s premier boxing program, HBO World Championship Boxing. It was his seventh overall appearance on HBO.… Read Article
By Paul Strauss: By now you know, Adrien “The Problem” Broner 25 (KO 21)-0-0 destroyed Anthony DeMarco 28 (KO 21)-3-0 Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. Over the course of the seven plus rounds the fight lasted, Tony maybe landed a handful of decent punches. The rest of the fight was all Broner. The Problem child shined in his domination of the WBC lightweight title holder, but it really was more of a … Read Article
ADRIEN BRONER, Newly Crowned WBC Lightweight World Champion [Scored an eighth round technical knockout victory over Antonio DeMarco]
“I was shaking and baking him and flipped him up.
“I knew coming into this to fight that this was going to be a world class fight, but I knew he didn’t have the skills to beat me.
“He was definitely the toughest opponent I’ve faced. He was strong and he could take a punch.
“I’ll fight … Read Article
Atlantic City, NJ (Nov. 18) – Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City brought much needed relief to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, whose facilities sustained considerable damage during Hurricane Sandy, by way of a sizable $44,292 donation made to the club.
In the aftermath of the storm, Golden Boy, De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City pledged to donate $2 per ticket sold and $1,000 per knockout … Read Article