Jarrett Hurd beats Frank Galarza; Stiverne decisions Rossy

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(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) LAS VEGAS (Nov. 14, 2015) – Undefeated super welterweight prospect Jarrett Hurd handed Frank Galarza the first loss of his career with a sixth round TKO in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Saturday from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs), who was fighting for his fourth time on ShoBox and favored against the relatively unknown Hurd, became the 136th fighter to suffer his first loss on the prospect developmental series. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: http://s.sho.com/1NTILdM

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Guillermo Rigondeaux faces Drian Francisco on Cotto-Canelo card on HBO PPV

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Las vegas (Nov. 14, 2015) – The night of Saturday, Nov. 21 is one for which many are predicting a showdown of epic proportions when Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) do battle at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In addition to the already announced televised pay-per-view undercard bouts, warming fans up for the scintillating main event will be former WBA and WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba against Filipino Drian Francisco (28-1-3, 22 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.

The addition of Rigondeaux vs. Francisco, which is presented in association with Caribe Promotions, adds even more star power to the mega-event which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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Abraham/Murray Rematch Clause inc. Groves/Feigenbutz Option

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Should Martin Murray be successful in dethroning Arthur Abraham for the German’s WBO 168 lb title next Saturday, then Abraham’s Sauerland stablemates George Groves, or up and coming puncher Vincent Feigenbutz, could face off with the 3x world title challenger next in the unlikely event ‘King Arthur’ opts out of a rematch.

Murray will go into his 4th world title challenge in Hannover at his new weight of 168, after moving to super middleweight in the wake of February’s loss to Gennady Golovkin, and while he will rightly enter an underdog into the fight with the 35 year old champion, he feels this is his best chance at fulfilling his world title dreams.

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Rigondeaux Signs With Roc-Nation

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Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10ko) has officially signed with Roc-Nation Sports, and will appear on the Nov. 21 Cotto-Canelo HBO PPV from Las Vegas, with wide circling early reports that he is set to square off against Filipino, Drian Francisco (28-3-1, 22ko) in a 10 round non-title bout.

The oft-avoided Rigondeaux has suffered an inactive period, with his last fight being December 2014’s clash with Hisashi Amagasa in Japan, that he eventually won after 11 rounds, though not before being put down twice by the visibly bigger home fighter.

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Rodriguez defeats Seals

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(Photo Credit: Eli Baylis / Premier Boxing Champions) BILOXI, MISS. (November 13) – In a telecast showcasing four fights that lasted a total of 13 rounds with 11 knockdowns and four knockouts, boxing fans were treated to a night of sensational Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike action from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The evening culminated with an unforgettable all out war between light heavyweights Edwin Rodriguez and Michael Seals.

Rodriguez came out swinging from the first bell, dropping Seals in the first 30 seconds of the bout with a hard left. Seals hit the canvas, got back on his feet and dropped Rodriguez not even 30 seconds later. With 10 seconds to go in the first round, Seals dropped Rodriguez again, putting round one in the running for “Round of the Year.”

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De La Hoya’s Open Letter to Floyd His Latest Publicity Masterstroke?

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Depending on which way you look at it, Golden Boy CEO and former 6 division titlist, Oscar De La Hoya has played what can be seen as a pair of publicity masterstrokes of late – firstly with his controversial inclusion of female MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey appearing on the [GB owned] Ring magazine cover, and now, with an ‘open letter’ to Floyd Mayweather that has created a similar storm and diverted ‘attention’ back to boxing.

Whether that attention has been for the good of the sport, or to the detriment of it, is for the individual to decide, yet in his 1148-word-long written diatribe at Mayweather – which is published in Playboy magazine – there is no doubting De La Hoya asserts some cold, hard facts laced with a caustic wit that, assuming Mayweather has had someone read it to him [sorry, couldn’t resist] can’t not have bruised the inflated ego of the self professed ‘TBE’ – even just a little bit.

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