On Saturday night, August 19th, it will be wall to wall boxing action as 11 big fights will make up a tremendous night of boxing at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
Adrien Broner meets Mikey Garcia this Saturday night on SHOWTIME in what could be the best fight this year. This is a fight of a 3-weight world champion against a 4-weight world champion. The last time this type of thing happened was Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. With that in mind, this fight probably deserves more hype than it has gotten.
Is Adrien Broner back at the right weight? Hopefully tomorrow we will see AB make weight and get back down to a weight in which we will see his skill-set and strength reveal itself once again.
Adrien Broner will certainly be proving a lot of people wrong if he can do as he says he will, and beat Mikey Garcia on Saturday night. Arguably the hottest fight of the summer period (when boxing’s calendar is usually pretty empty, admittedly) the 140 pound clash has got plenty of people talking.
Garcia is the favourite in both senses: fans want and are rooting for him to win, and he is the betting favourite. Broner will likely be greeted to more than a few boos when the action starts, and he knows it. But Broner appears to be extremely focused, perhaps more so than at any time in is largely successful and exciting career.
Luke Caci is determined to emulate his successful amateur career as a professional boxers.
The 27 year-old won five Midlands titles and competed at national level during his time in the amateur ranks and has stepped up preparations ahead of his third pro outing on Pride of the Potteries show at Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre on Saturday (29th July).
Darren Townley is delighted to be competing a Challenge Super Lightweight belt in his home town this weekend.
The 29 year old will face the experienced Ibrar Riyaz on BCBPromotions’ ‘Summer Sizzler II’ at the Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday (29th July). Townley has been defeated once in his seven fight professional career so far but despite him being the heavy favourite, the Plymouth pugilist admits he is wary of his opponent and is ready for the unexpected on fight night.
Muhammad Ali has a street named after him, so too does the flamboyant promoter who earned millions from the epic battles Ali and his fiercest rival, “Smokin’” Joe Frazier thrilled the entire world with. And now, in what seems only fitting, only fair, former heavyweight king Frazier could soon have a street named after him.
As per a piece on Yahoo! Sport, Joe’s daughter, Weatta Frazier Collins has started a petition to re-name Glenwood Avenue in downtown Philadelphia as Joe Frazier Boulevard. Already the petition has almost 6,000 signatures – 5,800 in all.
Back in 2012, Germany based Afghan Hamid Rahimi beat Tanzania’s Said Mbelwa to secure the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Middleweight Intercontinental title in front of a one thousand strong crowd in Kabul Afghanistan.
· Boxing creating national pride & resurgence in respect for Australian athletes
· Defending World Boxing Council-Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (WBC-OPBF) & for full World Boxing Association (WBA) Oceania Champion titles
· Fight to be held on Friday, 4 August at Melbourne Pavilion
Victorian super middleweight boxer, Jayde Mitchell (J-Mitch), currently ranked 15th by the WBA and 17th by the WBC, will go head-to-head with the super middleweight China champion, Ainiwaer Yilixati (Yilixati), to defend his WBC-OPBF title and to earn the full WBA Oceania title.