IF YOU ARE
IN LAS VEGAS AND YOU ARE HUNGRY
UNBEATEN PROSPECTS JUAN HERALDEZ, LADARIUS MILLER & MAURICE LEE HIGHLIGHT
UNDERCARD ACTION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FROM
TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS On FS1 &
Unbeaten prospects Juan Heraldez (9-0, 6 KOs), Ladarius "Memphis" Miller
(9-0, 1 KO) and Maurice Lee (5-0, 3 KOs) will highlight a stacked
undercard on Tuesday, February 16 from Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas.
Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar and all
members of the World Boxing Council Family are celebrating.
HAMMERIN' HANK LUNDY PHILADELPHIA
Top-10 contender and former NABF and NABO lightweight champion
HANK LUNDY of Philadelphia will
host a Public Workout This Tuesday! February 16, at Marion Anderson
Recreation Center (740 South 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19146), beginning
at 2:00 p.m. ET.
The Crawford vs. Lundy world title fight will take place on
Saturday, February 27,
at the "Mecca of Boxing" --
The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The well anticipated world welterweight championship bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will also feature an undercard full of rising stars and future champions. In it, Top Rank's No.1 super middleweight contender, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez, No. 1 WBO featherweight Oscar Valdez, super lightweight and WBC Continental Americas Champion Jose Ramirez, and Evgany Gradovich. The fighters held the final press conference inside the Conga Room in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.
STATEMENT FROM ARTHUR ABRAHAM
This fight is a dream come true for me. I fought in Hollywood, Florida vs. Edison Miranda, against Andre Dirrell in Detroit and vs. Andre Ward in Carson, California. But the flair of a big-time event was missing. I was at Manny’s fight vs. Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in 2011 and the atmosphere captured my imagination. Afterwards, it was my wish to one day step into this very ring and on April 9 I will finally get the chance to share the spotlight with the “Pac-Man”. I do not take a win that night for granted, as Gilberto Ramirez is a young upcoming boxer from Mexico, one of the greatest fighting countries. He wants to write history by becoming the first Mexican to win a world championship at super middleweight. But myself being an Armenian, living and fighting out of Germany, I have two values to fight for: pride and honor. I will go into this fight with the following words on my mind: “Mejor morir de pie que vivir arrodillado!” This is going to be my greatest victory. Thank you
Abner Mares, who has won world titles in three separate weight classes,
recently switched trainers to work with Robert Garcia in Oxnard on the
back of a majority decision defeat to Leo Santa Cruz in August of last
By Jose A. Sanchez Fournier
The Family of Prichard Colon Melendez announced that he's undergone
another surgery, with positive results. All his friends and family are
awaiting significant progress, during the coming days. They've been
publishing data on their social networks, while praying for the life of
Prichard. Prichard Colon has now been hospitalized for 114 days, after his
fight with Terrell Williams, on October 17th He is at the Shepherd
specialist Center in Atlanta.
EAST COAST TOP PROSPECTS ADDED TO THE NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD OF LUIS ORTIZ VS. TONY THOMPSON FOR AN EXCITING NIGHT OF BOXING LIVE FROM THE DC ARMORY AT THE NATIONS CAPTIAL, WASHINGTON D.C.
Tickets Start at $25!
The event on March 5, is headlined by the WBA Interim Heavyweight World
Championship Title showdown between Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz (24-0,
21 KOs) and Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (40-6, 27 KO's). Number one WBO
Welterweight Contender, Sadam "World Kid" Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) will face
former world champion and number four WBO Welterweight Contender, Jessie
Vargas (26-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for the vacant WBO
Welterweight World Championship. Both fights will be televised live on HBO
® Boxing After Dark beginning at 10 pm ET/PT.
Adamek-Molina Heavyweight Battle Scheduled for Apr.2
Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) returns to native Poland to face Eric "Drummer Boy" Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) in Kraków on Apr. 2 at the Kraków Arena for the IBF International Heavyweight Title. The fight will be telecast live in Poland on pay-per-view as part of Polsat's Boxing Night series and presented by Polsat, Main Events and Don King Productions
Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has named the three fights he wants in 2016 - a bold plan to face a trio of big-name opponents and establish himself as the undisputed champion of the division. Fury, who claimed the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles with his shock victory over Wladimir Klitschko at the end of 2015, wants a rematch with the Ukrainian first and foremost - to confirm that their first meeting was no fluke and that he is the new dominant force in the division. He then wants to face Deontay Wilder and Charles Martin, the two other boxers who still hold world titles in the division. Victories over both would see Fury become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world - the first to hold that position since Lennox Lewis in 2000. "The fights I want [in] 2016: Klitschko, Wilder, Martin," Fury wrote on Twitter, tagging those men into his post and adding: "Can we make these fights happen?" Wilder is the WBC champion, filling the void after long-time holder Vitali Klitschko stepped away from the sport, while Martin is currently the IBF strapholder - after Fury was stripped of the belt for refusing to fight No. 1 contender Vyacheslav Glazkov and instead committing to a rematch with Klitschko. Martin subsequently beat Glazkov in a showdown for the vacant bout - and has since been touted as a possible opponent for another British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, in the near future.
TODAY AT NOON PT
GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ,
former world champion
and Hall of Fame promoter
will host a Los Angeles press conference luncheon Today! Wednesday,
February 10. The participants will be announcing their championship fights
Manny Pacquiao - Timothy Bradley
Timothy Bradley formally vacated his WBO welterweight title after choosing
to fight Manny Pacquiao for the third time instead of mandatory challenger
Sadam Ali. Ali was due for a title shot against Bradley, who explained his
decision to forfeit his belt.
Eddie Hearn (Joshua's Promoter) challenges Charles Martin to prove he's
serious about Joshua fight
JAMEL HERRING WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER LUIS EDUARDO FLORES ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1
Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) scored a unanimous decision (100-88, 100-88, 99-89) over Colombia's Luis Eduardo Flores (21-3, 17 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout in the main event of Tuesday's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes fight card at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.
UNDEFEATED JULIAN WILLIAMS TO FACE MARCELLO MATANO IN IBF SUPER WELTERWEIGHT ELIMINATOR SATURDAY, MARCH 5, LIVE ON SHOWTIME® SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION
Tripleheader Live At 10 p.m. ET/PT From Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Undefeated super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams and
once-beaten Italian Marcello Matano will square off in a 12-round IBF
eliminator for the No. 1 ranking at 154-pounds in the main event of
SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION on Saturday, March 5, live on SHOWTIME
(10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
PACQUIAO AND BRADLEY:
Fortunately, for boxing, nothing.
We all saw Sunday’s Super Bowl. If we didn’t, we need to make sure next year to get the key to the cave in which we were locked.
The Super Bowl is a national holiday. It’s not designated as such. We just make it so, by our apparent burning need to see the final chapter in a season-long pursuit of the most super. Remember the line from the recent movie “Concussion,” where a doctor was attempting to challenge the NFL? He was told he was taking on an entity that “owns a day of the week.”
TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD AND UNDEFEATED SULLIVAN BARRERA SET FOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, March 26, to begin his assault on the light heavyweight division when he takes on undefeated and number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round bout at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Silver Spoon Promotions card on Saturday, February 20 at the Nexxt Level Coliseum in Voorhees, New Jersey---POSTPONED
The boxing event scheduled for Saturday night, February 20th at the Nexxt Level Coliseum in Voorhees, New Jersey has been postponed due to a training camp injury to headliner Chazz Witherspoon. The injury is not serious and a new date will be announced shortly. All ticket buyers may refund their tickets at the point of purchase.
CARL FRAMPTON-SCOTT QUIGG MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT FOR SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27, LIVE ON SHO EXTREME®
Paulie Ayala is Punching Out Parkinson’s
by Jeff Zimmerman
For two-time former world champion Paulie Ayala, boxing has been his life.
Just last week, Showtime replayed his first win over Johnny “Mi Vida Loca”
Tapia, as part of their 30 year anniversary series of all their classic
fights, that earned him his first world championship and was named Fight
of the Year. Ayala became a local hero in his hometown of Fort Worth and
upon retirement opened up his own gym, The University of Hard Knocks, as
well as promoted fights and managed fighters. Ayala has built quite the
legacy for a man in his mid-forties.
ZOU SHIMING'S KNOCKOUT VICTORY ATTRACTS
Two Cards and 28 Fights on Same Day Attracts 12,000 Fans to Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
"Return of the King," which featured the return of two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese icon ZOU SHIMING in the main event, attracted an enormous audience of 36.5 million viewers. The January 30 live telecast, which emanated from the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, boasted 6.5 million viewers who watched on television on CCTV 5 and 30 million viewers who saw the fights via live stream. Over 12,000 fans were on hand to see it live.
Earlier that day, in the same venue, the 2016 debut of China's popular live boxing series, "League of Fists," presented its own card. All told, 28 bouts were fought between the two shows. "League of Fists" ran from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and "Return of the King" ran from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
"These events are growing the sport of boxing in China at a tremendous rate," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. "The voracious appetite of the fans and the sponsors proves that mainland China is very fertile territory for our sport. The potential is unlimited and should pay off big benefits in terms of exposure."