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May 26, 2015

50 CENT'S PROMOTION FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

 

50 CENT’S SMS BOXING PROMOTIONS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

 

Bad news for 50 Cent’s boxing company, SMS Promotions, as TMZ Sports reported today that the rapper has filed for bankruptcy, a symbolic legal white flag normally in business to avoid things like taxes and debt since you’re failing to turn a profit.
The promotion which was spawned in 2012 and launched with fighters Yuriorkis Gamboa, James Kirkland, Andre Dirrell and Billy Dib. In one of his first bouts that was televised on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, Billy Dib lost his featherweight IBF title to Evageny Gradovich. This summarized 50 Cent’s foray into the boxing business, even when his fighter did well, say James Kirkland defeating Glen Tapia, 50 Cent didn’t make Kirkland available to the media, it was a series of small mistakes that seemed to balloon.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, filed for Chapter 11 on Monday, May 25th. According to the report it was an attorney of SMS Promotions that made the decision to file for Chapter 11.
The documents state that SMS owes between $100,000-$500,000 in debts.

 

TOP RANK SIGNS GUY ROBB

 

 

Guy Robb, an action featherweight from Sacramento, has signed with Top Rank.
Robb has a record of 15-1-0, has won eight fights in a row, four by knockout. He is trained by
Ray Woods, stepfather and original trainer of the late champion Diego 'Chico' Corrales.
"Guy has an aggressive, entertaining style of boxing and is always in exciting fights," said
Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler of Top Rank.
Manager Herb Stone said "Guy has wins over undefeated fighters. He competes at a high
level. Fight fans are really going to like his in-ring intensity and will to win."
Robb, 26, said "I train at Golden State Bloodhounds Gym in Sacramento. It's Ray Woods' gym.
I used to try to knock everyone out. He is teaching me to more creative, set up my opponents,
then go for the big punch when I am in the ring."
Robb was a 2008 Ringside National Amateur champion and in the same year was a bronze
medalist at the U.S. National Championships at 125 pounds.
Top Rank will soon announce Robb's debut with the company, Trampler said.

 

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FELIX "EL DIAMANTE" VERDEJO
BRONX PUBLIC WORKOUT AND FAN FEST

This Saturday! May 30 at 1 P.M. ET
The Bronx Cultural Arts Festival at 152nd Street

 

The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO, will be celebrating his upcoming HBO Boxing debut by pressing the flesh and throwing some leather for his fans in New York. He will make a two-hour special appearance at The Bronx Cultural Arts Festival (152nd Street, between Jackson and Unions Avenues), This Saturday! May 30, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. Verdejo will be taking the stage to answer questions followed by a meet & greet session where fans can get his autograph or pose for photos with him. He will end his day at the Festival with an hour-long public workout. Verdejo will be available for interviews.
"Last year the fans in New York made me feel like I was right at home with all the support and affection I received from them at the Bronx Festival," said Verdejo. "I'm very happy to go back and share a good time with all my boricuas in New York."

FELIX VERDEJO BRONX CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

· 1:00 P.M. Q & A with Fans from Main Stage
· 1:15 P.M. Meet & Greet (Autographs and Photos)
· 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Public Workout

 

TONY LUIS TO SERVE AS COMMENTATOR

 

Lightweight Contender Tony Luis to Serve on Broadcast Commentary Team on CBS Sports Network, this Friday,
May 29, in Memphis

 

Lightweight contender Tony "Lightning" Luis says it'll be the realization of a childhood dream when he serves as guest analyst on the broadcast team this Friday, May 29.

Luis will join Ron Kruck, Steve Kim and Patrick Ortiz for the live call of "Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network," will air live on CBS Sports Network (10:00 PM, ET) from the WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee

Headlined by a 10-round cruiserweight battle between Lateef "Power" Kayode (20-0, 16 KOs) and "Slick" Nick Kisner (14-1-1, 5 KOs).
In the co-main event, promising WBO #10 lightweight Josh King of Australia will make his US television debut against Batesville, Arkansas' Rogelio Casarez (9-3, 4 KOs). Also featured in televised action that night will be women's superstar Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano
 

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MEXICAN-AMERICAN ALAN SANCHEZ AND CANADIAN WELTERWEIGHT TITLIST STEVE CLAGGETT BATTLE FOR THE VACANT IBA AMERICAS WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON JUNE 26 LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 and FOX DEPORTES

 

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Shining a light on homegrown talent, Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will bring a thrilling night of boxing featuring top local prospects set to hit the Salinas Storm House on June 26. In the main event, Fairfield standout Alan Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 KOs) will battle Canadian welterweight titlist Steve Claggett (21-3-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBA Americas Welterweight title in a 10-round bout.
 

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BELLATOR TO AIR ON AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK

 

 

On a holiday when Americans take a moment to remember those who gave their lives serving in the country's armed forces, Bellator MMA officials are honored to announce a new partnership with the American Forces Network.
With the new deal in place, the American Forces Network will now broadcast Bellator MMA events on its global networks to American servicemen and women, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea.
“We at Bellator are always looking for ways to give back to our troops,” said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. “We’re all extremely grateful for all that they do abroad to keep us safe, and we hope that they will enjoy some Bellator fights during any downtime they may have.”
Multiple Bellator athletes including Bobby Lashley and Mike Richman have served in the American Military.
“I’m personally thrilled for this new partnership,” said Bobby Lashley, who fights James Thompson on June 19. “AFN is providing a platform for me to be fighting for my brothers and sisters who are away from home, fighting for us.”
The new partnership commences with June's dual Bellator MMA events.
On June 19, Bellator MMA visits St. Louis' Scottrade Center for "Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business," featuring one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport with Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock. Also, several current Bellator fighters as well as some of the sport’s biggest legends will pay a visit to Scott Air Force Base on Wednesday, June 17.
On June 26, the promotion touches down at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., with "Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov," which sees French striking specialist Cheick Kongo and Russian knockout artist and former Bellator MMA Heavyweight World Champion Alexander "Drago" Volkov stand toe-to-toe in the Bellator MMA cage.
Complete details of the new Bellator MMA-American Forces Network partnership will be available shortly.

 

May 25, 2015

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KHAN-ALGIERI THIS FRIDAY

 

 

Boxing superstar Amir “King” Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is coming back to New York, where he made his American debut in 2012, to take on former world champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on Friday, May 29, at Barclays Center as the headliner in an exciting co-feature Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card on Spike TV.
Amir Khan not looking past Chris Algieri despite Floyd Mayweather talk
Amir Khan is fully focused on Chris Algieri despite continuing speculation he will be Floyd Mayweather's next opponent.
The two-time world champion is preparing for his second fight at welterweight against Algieri in the American's home city, New York on Friday.
With Mayweather having disposed of Manny Pacquiao and seemingly set for one last bout, Khan has been mentioned as a possible final opponent for the American superstar - but the Bolton man insists that looking past his next opponent is a mistake he has made before and will not be repeating.

 

CHAVEZ JR.RETURNS IN JULY WITH A NEW TRAINER

 


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 Rumor has it that Robert Garcia
will be Junior's next trainer.

 

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will be looking to bounce back from his recent defeat at the hands of light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara when he faces little known middleweight Marco Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) on July 18th at a site in Texas still to be determined.
Since Chavez Jr. is a PBC fighter it is possible that this fight will be televised on one of the PBC fight channels (NBC, CBS, Spike)
Chavez Jr. has a long ways to go for him to rebuild after his loss to Fonfara, and it’s not likely that he’s going to be able to do it. If his goal is to just try and put together fights that have nothing to do with going after a world title, then I think he’ll do a good job of making that happen. But if he wants to try and win a world title at 168 or 175, I don’t think that’s a realistic goal given his limited talent.

 

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OF THE MONTH

 

TV Fights

 

Spike - May 29
9PM ET/6PM PT
Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri

CBSSN - May 29
10PM ET/7PM PT
Lateef Kayode vs.
Nick Kisner


Fox Sports 1 - May 30
10PM ET/7PM PT
UFC Fight Night
Carlos Condit vs.
Thiago Alves

UniMas - May 30
11PM ET/PT
Saul Rodriguez vs.
Antonio Capulin

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