Floyd Mayweather Jr. to Promote at Turning Stone

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.

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Steve Forbes Out, John Nater In Against Fidel Malonado Jr. In The Golden Boy Live! Main Event This Monday

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.

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Maidana insults Mayweather Jr. by offering Amir Khan a rematch

Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Marcos Maidana - Well this is certainly a risky and an absolutely mind-blowing move by Marcos Maidana.

Well this is certainly a risky and an absolutely mind-blowing move by Marcos Maidana.

Call it bravery, dedication, or thirst for revenge, Maidana’s cojones for not chasing a Mayweather Jr. fight must have tripled in size overnight.

In his Twitter post, Maidana wrote : “Forget about the stupid poll and Mayweather! Got tired of @AmirKingKhan. MAIDANA VS KHAN MAY 3RD OR WHENEVER. THATS THE FIGHT”

While a Mayweather Jr. is the fight of all fights, not only when it comes to the opportunity of a lifetime, but in the financial sense as well, looks like Maidana wants to fight his fight and his opponent.

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WSB: Week 8, Group A: is a reshuffle on the cards?

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.

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The story of world heavyweight championship contender Alex Leapai

Alex Leapai, Klitschko vs. Leapai -   THE message from the judge was like one of his jabs.

THE message from the judge was like one of his jabs.

Short and succinct.

The man in the dock was 25 years old. He’d had something of a charmed life. He had a beautiful wife – Theresa, his high school sweetheart. She had given him three of the most precious things in his life – daughters Cyanne, Maria and Menime.

But there he was, very quickly coming to terms with the fact that for the first time in a long time, his fate was no longer in his own hands.

It was 2005, and Alex Leapai was in the court room facing a grievous bodily harm charge after his brutal attack on a couple of local bouncers.

The judge said the brutality – which left one of the men badly injured – warranted a four year prison term – and that’s what was delivered – but with a caveat. The judge, taking into account Leapai’s children, wife and his good work record gave him some hope. “If you behave yourself inside for six months, you will be released…”

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Ian ‘Dappa’ Napa Returns – European Champ To Take Part In Charity Boxing Event Feb 22nd

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.

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