Lausanne, Switzerland, February 8, 2014 – Team Germany managed to take what could prove to be a crucial point from the visiting Italians in their bid to hold onto third place in Group A this weekend. With both the USA Knockouts and the Algeria Desert Hawks breathing down their necks in the table, the point could prove pivotal in the long term, especially as the Germans still have a match in hand.
Top fighters of the Mayweather Promotions brand will compete on “SHOBOX – The New Generation” in February 28 bouts at Central New York’s Turning Stone. The event is Turning Stone’s eighth nationally-televised boxing event in the past 18 months, establishing the premier resort as a mecca for world-class boxing.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the current light middleweight champion of the world and considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, will bring a night of world-class boxing to the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center in Central New York on Friday, February 28 through his Mayweather Promotions brand.
SAN ANTONIO, TX (Feb. 7) – Winner of four of his last five bouts, top Puerto Rican prospect John Nater will step up to test welterweight prospect Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. this Monday, Feb. 10 in the main event of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! series at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX. Nater replaces former World Champion Steve Forbes, who was pulled from the bout due to a failed pre-fight medical exam.
In the eight-round welterweight co-main event, unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. takes on Florida’s Peter Olouch and opening the televised portion of the card fans will see an intriguing 10-round junior middleweight showdown between rising star Julian “J-Rock” Williams and longtime contender Alex Bunema.
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 7, 2014 – As the brave Mexico Guerreros boxers take to the ring with the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan, they will know that nothing less than a win against the defending World Series of Boxing (WSB) Champions will leave them with any hope of going through to the Playoffs.
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 7, 2014 – Our headline clash this weekend from Group A is the third placed Team Germany verses the second placed Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder. But with both the Algeria Desert Hawks and the USA Knockouts now lying just a point behind the Eagles, the pressure is on the German boxers to take at least one point from the encounter; or better still all three.
The rebuilding process continues for David Price (16-2, 14 KOs) when he returns to action on March 8th at the Max-Schmelling-Halle in Berlin.
Later this month, former British and European Bantamweight Champion Ian ‘Dappa’ Napa is set to make a most welcome return to the fray, well sort of, when he takes part in the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym Charity Spar-Boxing Tournament, in association with the World Boxing Union and in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, takes place at the Menzies Prince Regent Hotel, Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex IG8 8AE on Saturday 22nd February 2014.
Two brothers. Two titles at stake. And a common goal of being the best in the world. Patrick and Micki Nielsen ooze confidence before their title fights on February 15th at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“I’ve trained harder and more disciplined than ever before. There’s a major belt at stake and I want my hands on it.”
(OAKLAND, CALIF.) -While sports fans from across the country convened in New York for a week of parties and fun, former two-time World Champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) lent his voice to two critical issues – concussion in sports and the ongoing recovery in Haiti.
Berto joined a gathering of global leaders, including the grandsons of the late Nelson Mandela, the son of Bob Marley, as well as former and current professional athletes and entertainers at the United Nations on Friday for a critical discussion of how to assist struggling nations. The panel discussed valuable opportunities and achievements that exist in the world of sport for global development. Known for his ongoing work in his native Haiti, Berto spoke to the United Nations ambassadors, diplomats, NGO and non-profit leaders in attendance about the ongoing relief efforts in the island nation and the need to assist Haiti with growing in to a completely self-sufficient country.
Loyalty in Boxing: Good and Bad
In the last year I have noticed fighters leaving their trainers, managers or promoters. Managers and promoters are protected by contracts; trainers are not and that’s scary. It doesn’t matter how good of a relationship a trainer has with a fighter if there rarely is paperwork to protect the trainer for all the time he invests.