TO CHECK OUT THE BEST LOOKING BOXING WEAR THERE IS JUST CLICK ON THE BANNER
Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over former middleweight
champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday night at the
StubHub Center in Carson, California. Fonfara dropped Chavez in round nine and
Chavez didn’t come out for round ten telling trainer Joe Goossen that he was
done and to stop the fight. Chavez actually told Jim Gray in the post fight
interview that he thought he was winning the fight. The actual scores at the
time of the stoppage were
Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Matthysse punished Provodnikov for the first two rounds cutting Provodnikov over the left eye with an accidental headbutt. Provodnikov battled his way back into the fight, but Matthysse had huge rounds in six and seven. Very close rounds down the stretch with both fighters throwing bombs. Matthysse was rocked in the eleventh and gave away the twelfth. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.
2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) scored an explosive sixth round TKO over #2 WBO Jr welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night to claim the vacant WBO super lightweight title at the University of Texas, in Arlington. After five careful rounds seemingly to gage Dulorme's power, Crawford dropped Delorme with a huge right hand in round 6, floored him again with a follow up barrage, then finished him with a big right hand as he slumped into the ropes.
"ROCKY MEETS PACMAN"
"Reel" champion Sylvester Stallone poses with "Real" champion Manny Pacquiao
Saturday at the Wild Card Boxing Club as Pacquiao prepares for his upcoming
12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd
A Boxing Survival Story
"Never Give Up: A Boxing Survival Story" is a compelling half-hour original Spike documentary featuring two of boxing's true inspiring warriors - Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell.
Heart is something that every fighter must have to win, to thrive, and to survive. This documentary focuses on the heart and grit displayed by two fighters as they overcome their most deadly opponent yet, cancer. Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell refused to go down without a fight, and both made miraculous recoveries en-route to becoming two of the best in their respective divisions.
"Never Give Up" recounts the parallel and amazing paths Dirrell and Jacobs have taken. From being teammates during amateurs and their early professional success; to their scary diagnosis and inspiring recovery; all the way until 2014 when they respectively won their first championships one week apart.
On Friday, April 24 LIVE on Spike at 9:00pm ET/PT, for the first time, these two CHAMPIONS and SURVIVORS defend their titles on the same card when Jacobs fights Caleb Truax and Dirrell will takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighter Badou Jack.
Undefeated junior middleweight Tony Harrison rolled to his 21st straight
victory in last night's ESPN Friday Night Fights main event, presented by
DiBella Entertainment in association with New Legend Boxing, at Mohegan
MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Members of the media and fans got a preview of what to expect in the ring on Saturday with former World Champions Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov during today's final press conference for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov at the Oneida Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.
In what is sure to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for, Argentina's Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) will look to reign over a new division at 147 pounds and has picked Ruslan Provodnikov "The Siberian Rocky" (24-3, 17 KOs), the toughest available foe, for the ultimate test. Due to unprecedented demand, tickets are now sold-out but fans can catch all the action live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. ANDRZEJ FONFARA,
Tickets for Saturday’s StubHub Fights Are On Sale!
Popular Mexican superstar and former
middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej
Fonfara participated in the final press conference Thursday at Crowne
Plaza Hotel LAX, just two days before Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
IBA CONTINENTAL AMERICA'S TITLE
For ticket information you can call Star Boxing, (718) 823-2000 or The Paramount box office, (631) 673-7300, or Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000. Some tickets are still available so call now.
INTERIM 122-POUND WORLD CHAMP OSCAR
ESCANDON RISKS HIS TITLE AGAINST UNBEATEN MOISES FLORES TODAY, APRIL 18
Younger Brother of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Will Also Be In Action from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME Airs Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT;
And Precedes SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
Live on SHOWTIME® AT 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Interim WBA Super
Bantamweight World Champion Oscar Escandon (24-1, 16 KOs), of Tolima,
Colombia, will make the first defense of his 122-pound title when he faces
undefeated Moises “El Chucky” Flores (22-0, 1 NC, 16 KOs), of Guadalajara,
Mexico, in the 12-round main event live on SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME
EXTREME (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Saturday, April 18 at StubHub Center in Carson,
by Kevin Iole
In the last seven years, weigh-ins for major fights have become an event
unto themselves. Weigh-ins are, by Nevada law, open to the public, and
thousands of fans who weren't able to afford tickets to the fight the next
night would pack the arena to catch a glimpse of the boxers.
It was Manny Media Mania at Wednesday's
media workout for Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and
boxing superhero Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38
KOs), who represents the Sarangani province in the Philippines, hosted a
Hollywood Media Workout with his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and
Hall of Promoter Bob Arum.
Pacquiao manager: ‘Nightmare’ ticket
talks delaying public sale
MEDIA EXPERTS PROVIDE THEIR THOUGHTS ON MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV
THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 18 FROM TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO IN VERONA, NEW YORK TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®
Members of the media are making their predictions and providing analysis
for who will take the win in the sure-fire "Fight of the Year" candidate
bout between former World Champions Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The
Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov.
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.: 171.5 VS
ANDRZEJ FONFARA: 171.5 AMIR IMAM: 140 Pounds vs
vsWALTER CASTILLO: 138 Pounds
SHOWTIME BOXING ON SHO EXTREME:
OSCAR ESCANDON: 121 ¾ vs MOISES
FLORES: 121 ¼
(SHOWTIME EXTREME Swing Bout)
FROM NEW YORK AND TELEVISED ON HBO
Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5
FROM MINNESOTA AND TELEVISED ON CBSSN
Dennis Hogan 153.5 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Ira Terry 130.5
Rob Brant 161.5 vs. Dionisio Miranda 165
Jarrell Miller 283.5 vs. Raymond Ochieng 244
Adam Lopez 124 vs. Philip Adyaka 119.5
Joey Abell 239.5 vs. Travis Fulton NA
Van Goodman 299.5 vs. Brett Murphy 316.5
FROM MOHEGAN SUN AND TELEVISED ON ESPN2
TONY HARRISON 154.5 vs PABLO MUNGUIA 153
Saturday’s co-featured fight in Arlington, Texas, between world rated
Diego Magdaleno (27-1, 11 KOs) and Luis Solis (15-6-4, 12 KOs) is off.
Former world title challenger Magdaleno did his part, weighing in at
136.8, but Solis arrived a whopping TEN pounds overweight and the bout had
to be canceled. Diego will be back in the ring soon.
The first episode of an intimate four-part documentary series chronicling the life of perennial pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather as he navigates his collision course with Manny Pacquiao.
A sneak preview of Episode 1 of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO is
available now in advance of Saturday’s premiere immediately following
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara
(10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME®). The below YouTube link is
embeddable for your online audience should you wish to share.
"Fight for Sight" Champ Event THIS Sunday!
By Michele Chong
The "Chatter Box" is helping
to spread the word about THIS Sunday's fundraiser with a KO group of
champions uniting together to help the Pimentel family. The event will
take place in San Bernardino at the World Boxing Council (WBC) Legends of
LUCAS MATTHYSSE AND RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV
Training camp is going
smoothly for former WBC Light Weight Champion Lucas "La Maquina"
Matthysse and Former WBO Jr. Welterweight Champion "The Siberian
Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov as they continue to prepare for their
showdown on Saturday, April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The
junior welterweight fight will be televised as part of a split site
doubleheader live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45
Saturday, April 18 on SHOWTIME® Immediately Following SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Chavez vs. Fonfara
The fight the fans craved is finally here. Now, after years of anticipation and negotiation, the reality of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao stepping into the ring is just over two weeks away. Check out this clip from Episode 1 of the SHOWTIME Sports® documentary series INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO. Don’t miss the full episode this Saturday immediately following SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME.
by Butch Gottlieb
Mayweather, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, trainer Floyd
Mayweather Sr. and unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa
Cruz, who will fight in the top pay-per-view undercard bout on May 2, said
Hall of Fame boxing announcer Al
Bernstein, who will serve as ringside analyst on the May 2nd pay per view
telecast of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, will do special
versions of his Boxing Hangout videos leading up to the mega match. These
Boxing Hangouts will begin on April 20th and continue until the day of the
fight, providing a “Countdown To Mayweather-Pacquiao.” In these videos Al
will provide his unique insights as well as news developments about the
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing has announced that this Saturday, April 18th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Light Heavyweights Joe "The Irish Bomber" Smith Jr. and Cory "Black Ice" Cummings will now battle it out for the vacant IBA Continental Americas title over the 10 round distance.
Smith, 17-1 14KO's, hailing from nearby Mastic, NY, will be going for his first belt as faces his toughest challenge to date in his young career taking on hard punching Cory Cummings, 18-8-1 13KO's, Baltimore, MD.
undercard will lend its support to the Smith-Cummings bout and feature an
8 round Lightweight matchup between up and coming Anthony Karperis, 9-1
3KO's, Hicksville, NY, taking a big step up in class as he faces the
always dangerous Bayan Jargal, 17-6-3 11KO's, Arlington, VA.
Undefeated World Boxing
Organization (WBO) lightweight champion and the Boxing Writers Association
of America's (BWAA) Fighter of the Year TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD (25-0, 17
KOs), from Omaha, NE, Puerto Rican buzz saw THOMAS "Thunder" DULORME
(22-1, 14 KOs), the No. 2 world-rated contender and Hall of Fame promoter
BOB Arum hosted a media conference call on Monday to discuss their
upcoming rumble for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title. The
Crawford-Dulorme world title fight will take place This Saturday! April
18, at College Park Center, located on the campus of the University of
Texas Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The world championship
fight will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live on HBO
Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
webmaster Butch Gottlieb
ESPN2 - April 17
Tony Harrison vs.
Fox Sports 1 - April 17
10PM ET/7PM PT
Murat Gassiev vs.
Felix Cora Jr.
CBS Sports Net - April 17 10PM ET/7PM PT
Dennis Hogan vs.
FOX - April 18
8PM ET/5PM PT
UFC Fight Night
Lyoto Machida vs.
Showtime - April 18
10PM ET/7PM PT
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara
HBO - April 18
Ruslan Provodnikov vs.
Terence Crawford vs. Thomas Dulorme
(WBO jr welterweight title)