FAMED ACTRESS ROSIE PEREZ AND
Acclaimed actress Rosie Perez, one of entertainment's biggest boxing fans, will team with one of boxing's most famous voices, Barry Tompkins at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony August 9. The two will share the stage in the Cohiba Ballroom inside the New Tropicana, Las Vegas, as co-MC's of the lavish gala, where 18 Inductees will stand as Class of 2014.
Former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter
BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS and undefeated World Boxing Association
(WBA) super lightweight champion "The Pride of Las Vegas" JESSIE VARGAS,
will break training camp in a few days and head to The Cosmopolitan of Las
Vegas to begin Fight Week. Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will
be making his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut against one-time interim
world champion DIEGO "La Joya" CHAVES (23-1, 19 KOs), of Buenos
Aires, in a 10-round welterweight battle. Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), of Las
Vegas, NV, making his first title defense a homecoming, will rumble with
undefeated contender ANTON "The Pick Hammer" NOVIKOV (29-0, 10
KOs), of Kopeysk, Russia. Both fights will be televised live from The
Chelsea, Saturday, August 2, on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning
at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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Some fans may have noticed that Glen Tapia, who was scheduled to fight on the HBO Golovkin-Geale undercard, didn't fight. That's because his boxing license was abruptly denied on Friday, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael. That unfortunate circumstance forced his fight to be canceled altogether within minutes of his scheduled weigh-in. The reason behind the NYSAC denial had something to do with Tapia's blood test, though specifics haven't been released.
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German amateur star Stefan Haertel
will make his professional debut on August 16. The 26 year-old, who signed
a long-term contract with Team Sauerland in May, will face Oleg Fedotovs
(18-14, 12 KOs) at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany.
Gennady Golovkin was a hit in his first appearance at Madison Square
Garden (although he has fought twice in the Theater at MSG).
Former two-time middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 13 KOs) gave it
his all in a losing effort against fearsome WBA/IBO champion Gennady
Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on Saturday night inside New York City’s iconic
Madison Square Garden Arena. “I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin,”
said Geale. “He’s one of the best fighters in boxing and certainly the
biggest puncher in the sport. I did my best to come out strong but he was
the better man tonight. Want to thank my promoters Gary Shaw and Garrie
Francisco for everything they’ve done for me and my family. I’m going to
take a few weeks off and evaluate my future.”
aventuras de GGG en el Medison Square Garden
Las cuerdas de colores del Medison Square Garden llevaban las siglas GGG en mención alias del monarca mediano Gennady Golovkin residente de Alemania y de origen Kazakhstan, quien en lo amateur ganó 345 peleas con sólo 5 derrotas y capturó la medalla de plata en olimpiadas y a sus 32 abriles, está dando pasos agigantados en lo profesional, dominando la categoría de ton a son y ganándose con aplomo el calificativo de artista del cloroformo, por sus 27 nocauts en 30 victorias y para lo que se ve, aun hay mas por venir.
Former three-division world champion Fernando “KOchulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus “Chito” Rios (30-5-1, 24 KOs) on Saturdyy night at the Auditorio Municipal in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. It was a liver shot that put Rios down for the count. Montiel is looking to win a fourth world title in the featherweight division.
Welterweight Jose Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at
home since 2011, made quick work of Henry Auraad (16-9-1, 13 KOs) on
Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Benavides
dropped Auraad twice in the first round before the bout was halted after
1:50. Benavides won the NABF Youth title.
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