Major shakeup appears in the works at
Major changes appear afoot at Mayweather Promotions, with CEO Leonard
Ellerbe's job in apparent jeopardy, according to comments by
pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. to FightHype.com's Ben
Dmitriy Salita, the former junior welterweight world title challenger and
now the promoter of Star of David Promotions will once again bring his
“Brooklyn Brawl” series back to Brighton Beach at the Master Theater
(formerly the Millennium Theater) with an exciting lineup of top local
talent and rising stars this Thursday, September 18th.
A boxing rarity will happen September 29 when Antonio Tarver, Jr. makes his professional debut on the same card his father, 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), is headlining in a 10-round heavyweight bout against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs).
Tarver-Banks is the main event on a Golden Boy Promotions show, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hildalgo, Texas. Tarver, Jr. will face Zachary Briones (1-1, 1 KO), of Austin (TX), in a four-round, off-television bout.
"This is a blessing," the 26-year-old Tarver, Jr. said about making his pro debut on a card headlined by his 45-year-old father. "I've always wanted to fight. This just happens to be on the same fight card as my father. My father came from nothing and he's always persevered. Everything has worked out wonderfully.
Olympic Gold Medalist, 10-Time World Boxing Champion in six weight classes, 2014 International Boxing Hall of Famer and President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De la Hoya (Right) receives the "Key to Las Vegas Strip" on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the proclamation of "Oscar De La Hoya Day" by Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen (Center) and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly (Left) on behalf of Clark County and The Las Vegas Strip to kick-off the State of Nevada's Cultural Weekend Celebration of Mexican Independence Day.
On Tuesday in México City at a special WBC event, unbeaten
three-division world champion Román “Chocolatito” González received his
WBC flyweight belt after his stoppage triumph over Akira Yaegashi on
September 5 in Tokyo, Japan. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and Boxing
Hall of Famer Humberto “La Chiquita” González presented the belt to
“Chocolatito” in a afternoon media conference.
No official announcement yet, but after brutal stoppage losses in three of
his last four bouts, former two division world champion Juan Manuel
“Juanma” Lopez has indicated that he’s about to announce his retirement
from the ring at the age of 31.
Two former world champions and a couple of local matchups highlight the
GFS Entertainment Promotions card on Saturday, September 20th at the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share,
ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), powered by Tune Talk, will rock Kuala
Lumpur’s Stadium Putra once again on October 17 with a blockbuster event
titled ONE FC: ROAR OF TIGERS. Four additional bouts have been confirmed
that will surely add excitement for all mixed martial arts fans in
Team Sauerland are pleased to announce a long-term cooperation with German
‘’wunderkind’’ Vincent Feigenbutz (14-1, 13 KOs). Feigenbutz is one of
German boxing’s most exciting young talents. Having turned professional at
the tender age of sixteen, the Karlsruhe-based super middleweight has
built a reputation as a fearsome puncher. The nineteen year-old’s
explosive knockout power will be on display again on September 27 at the
Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany.
Boxing history was made in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday night. Norwegian star Cecilia Brækhus (26-0, 7 KOs) became the first female boxer to unify a division by holding all four major titles simultaneously. The WBC, WBA & WBO Champion scored a unanimous decision victory over IBF Champion Ivana Habazin (13-2, 5 KOs) to become the undisputed welterweight queen. Cheered on by her loyal army of travelling Norwegian fans, Braekhus once again proved why she is the pound-for-pound female number one with a classy performance against the tenacious Habazin. All three judges scored the fight 100-90 in favor of ‘The First Lady.’
“I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long time,” said Braekhus. “To become the first female boxer to unify a division is a huge achievement and something that I am extremely proud of. I would like to thank all the fans that travelled to Copenhagen to support me and Ivana for the part she played in this historic fight.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland added “Cecilia is a phenomenal athlete. Not only will she go down in history as the first female unified champion but it is our belief that she will be remembered as the greatest female boxer of all time.”
Integrated Sports Media to distribute
World title fights in N. America
Saturday, Sept. 27 live on PPV from Moscow
Integrated Sports Media (ISM), North America's undisputed leader of major boxing pay-per-view distribution, announced today that it will bring "Clash of the Cruiserweights" to North American fans, Saturday, September 27, live from Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia.
Three world championship fights will be featured on "Clash of the Cruiserweights," promoted by Andrey Ryabinsky (World of Boxing), which is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via IN Demand, DISH and Vuboquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. For additional information please visit www.IntegratedSportsnet.com.
Two-time world champion Krzysztof "Diablo" Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs), of Poland, defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight title for the eighth time against Russian challenger Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs) in the 12-round main event.
In the 12-round co-feature, two-time world champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs), of Russia, puts his World Boxing Association (WBA) belt on the line versus undefeated Polish invader Pawel "Harnas" Kolodziej (33-0, 18 KOs).
Also airing on the PPV card are a pair of 10-round fights, including the WBA female junior welterweight championship match between unbeaten Russian fighter Svetlana Kulakova (9-0-1, 1 KO) and Argentinian opponent Ana Laura Esteche (10-3-2, 2 KOs), as well as a World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental cruiserweight bout with Russian champion Andrey Knyazev (10-1, 5 KOs) taking on Brazilian titlist Fabiano Soares Piquet (10-0-1, 8 KOs).
"We're very excited to bring this great boxing card to North American fans," ISM president Doug Jacobs said. "It has all the makings of a tremendous event with Russia vs. Poland and their passionate fan bases. The two world cruiserweight title fights showcases four of the best cruiserweights in the world, who have a combined record of 145-5-1 with 99 knockouts. Plus, we'll also be showing a women's world title fight and regional cruiserweight match with top prospects."
FLOYD MAYWEATHER REMAINS PERFECT
After 24 rounds of boxing with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion.
Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in the rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
"Money" strategically fought the fight that he wanted, effectively avoiding the looping punches against the ropes that "El Chino" was able to land in their first bout and pivoting back to his domain - the center of the ring.
In a history making female world title unification fight, WBC/WBA/WBO
welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) pounded out a
one-sided ten round unanimous decision over IBF champion Ivana Habazin
(13-2, 5 KOs) to claim the undisputed title on Saturday night at TAP1 in
Copenhagen, Denmark and presented by Sauerland Events. Scores were 100-90
on all cards. This is the first time in female fight history and possibly
in all of boxing history that all four major titles, WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF
has been unified with one champion.
Amir Khan, after having sorted out some visa issues, traveled to Las
Vegas to witness superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr's return fight with Marcos
Maidana. And, in speaking with the British media after Mayweather’s
12-round unanimous decision victory, Khan said he is convinced he has the
blueprint to beat the now 47-0 great.
Mayweather Jr., sigue haciendo de las suyas dominando de nuevo a Chino
Antes de dar mi versión de lo que fue la pelea estelar de peso welter entre Maidana contra Mayweather Jr., les recuerdo que los momios tenían como favorito a Floyd 7x1, o sea que para ganar $100, tenias que arriesgar $700, lo bueno del asunto que mucha gente por lógica apostaron al favorito a ganar por decisión, lo que les pagaría la misma cantidad que pusieron.
Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. continued his tear, notching his eighth consecutive victory with a second round submission (rear-naked choke) of fellow superstar Cody Bollinger (16-3-1) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. in the 147-pound catchweight main event and non-title affair at the World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, Sept. 13, live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).
California Central Valley 2012 USA Olympian
and undefeated (11-0, 8 KO's) professional Top Rank fighter Jose
Ramirez will be a featured guest this Sunday from 12-2pm at the
Mexican Independence Day celebration " Fiestas Patrias" in downtown
Fresno, the weekend event draws upwards of 100,000 people. Ramirez will be
located at the main Univision booth directly by the main stage to sign
autographs, do meet and greets and will be giving the first 300 people
that show up a free ticket to his Oct 25th Nationally Televised main event
fight at the Selland Arena, "The Fight for Water 3". Ramirez will make
the trip down from Los Angeles where he has been training at the world
famous Wild Card gym with Freddie Roach.
Antonio 'Magic Man' Tarver
Fighting for his legacy
Returns Sept. 29 vs. Johnathon Banks in Texas
The long, arduous journey continues later this month for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 2004 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw is on a mission to capture the world heavyweight title, undeniably securing his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all-time.
Tarver returns to the ring September 29 against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event, on a Golden Boy Promotions card, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
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