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July 28, 2016
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July 27, 2016
SNEEK PEEK AT "HANDS OF STONE"

 

 

 

 

HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words "no mas" (no more.)

HANDS OF STONE is written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, and stars Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Usher Raymond, Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin and John Turturro.   

 

https://youtu.be/fqV2UaPCnr4

 

ATHLETIC COMMISSION TO BLAME

 


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A probe launched by New York's inspector general after a pro fighter suffered nearly fatal injuries says the state boxing commission has been plagued by deficient practices, limited oversight and conflicts of interest. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says her office's investigation into the New York State Athletic Commission was prompted by the severe brain injuries and poor post-fight treatment suffered by heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov (MAH-guh-mehd ab-doo-suh-LAH-mohv) in 2013 at Madison Square Garden. Scott says Monday the "lack of appropriate emergency medical protocols and oversight procedures, as well as clear conflicts of interest among senior staff, reflect a systemic breakdown of its most basic operations." The commission says it has implemented many of Scott's recommendations and that Chairman Tom Hoover's resignation has been accepted.

 

LEO & CARL VISIT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

 

 

LEO SANTA CRUZ & CARL FRAMPTON KICK OFF FIGHT WEEK WITH EMPIRE STATE BUILDING FACEOFF  

 

Santa Cruz Welcomed to New York by The Consul General Of Mexico  For His Anticipated Big Apple Debut This Saturday  Live On SHOWTIME At

Barclays Center In Brooklyn

 

Featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1,
18 KOs) will defend against the former unified 122-pound world champion Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) in this Saturday’s main event live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

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WARD ENJOYS BASKETBALL

 

 

Olympic Gold Medalist and Two-Time Boxing World Champion Andre Ward was on hand at Oracle Arena for the USA Basketball Showcase featuring Team USA vs. Team China on Tuesday night.   Ward cheered on fellow Roc Nation athlete and the newest Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant and Team USA as they cruised to victory by a score of 107-57.
A proud Oakland native, the undefeated Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6 at Oracle Arena to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Columbian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs). The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT. Follow the conversation using #WardBrand.

 

OFFICIALS CHOSEN

 

 

 

NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED

 

 

 

ROC NATION SPORTS ANNOUNCES NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FIGHTERS FOR ANDRE WARD VS. ALEXANDER BRAND ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA  

WARD VS. BRAND TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

BEGINNING AT 10:35 p.m. ET/PT

 

Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The event, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT, will now include six bouts of non-televised action for ticketed fans to enjoy before the main showdown

 

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July 25, 2016
CHOCOLATITO-CUADRAS OFFICIAL

 


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Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman "Chocolatito Gonzalez", (L) (45-0-0, 38 KOs) will move up one weight class and challenge undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos "Principe" Cuadras, (R)(35-0-1, 27 KO’s) on Saturday, September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.  

Following their epic 2016 "Fight of the Year" candidate this past April 15 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Yoshihiro Kamegai, (26-3-2, 23KO’s) and Jesus "Renuente" Soto-Karass, (28-10-4, 18KO’s), will battle once again on Saturday September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles. The ten round super welterweight clash will serve as the chief support to the main event. Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  

Tickets for this outstanding evening of professional boxing priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com,) 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.  

Gonzalez vs. Cuadras is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions.  Kamegai vs. Soto-Karass 2 is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Teiken Promotions.

 

THE 12TH ROUND

 

BACK TO BASICS

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President

 

The activity of our sport will be taking a break during the Olympic Games, few cards are scheduled during the event which captures the attention of the world as the athletes of the world compete trying to fulfill their dreams of winning a medal for their country. Boxing will feature a challenge in this Olympic games in Rio as AIBA has taken the decision to change the rules of enrollment as well as the rules of competition. As multiple articles in the news taint AIBA’s reputation with allegations of all sorts, fighters will go into the ring to do their work and we all wish them great success, and hopefully the sport of boxing will come out in a positive note.

 

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 CORONA, BERNSTEIN TEAM UP FOR BOXING FANS

 

 

 

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein will host a special live event for boxing fans Friday, July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as part of the fight week festivities for the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton fight.  The event will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m.,  right after the weigh-in inside the Atrium of the Barclays Center.  

The fan event is sponsored by Corona Extra Cerveza Mas Fina and it will feature  the Corona Extra Limited Bottle Fighter release,  interviews with champion boxers, Q & A,  boxing trivia for fans to win prizes and a preview of Santa Cruz-Frampton. The first 50 fans to attend will receive a signed copy of Bernstein’s book, “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths about Boxing, Sports and TV.”  

This is  the second of four events  that Al Bernstein is scheduled to host for Corona Extra. “We’re excited to continue this terrific series of engagements with Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein. Boxing fans love the opportunity to get up close and personal with the foremost expert of the sport. Don’t miss this one!, ” said Daniel Kinghorn, Sr. Manager, National Sponsorships, Constellation Brands.

Bernstein said, “The sport of boxing has no better friend than Corona Extra and I Iove collaborating with the folks there to offer more fun for boxing fans around these big fights. It’s so enjoyable to interact with the fans, give prizes away to them  and bring them interviews with top boxers. This is a true labor of love, made even better because I’m working with the talented Corona Extra staff."  

 

DAWSON INJURED, OFF CARD

 

"SHOOTOUT" IN QUEBEC

STEVENSON vs. WILLIAMS

WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

 

July 29 airing live on Spike TV from Videotron Centre

 

Undefeated No. 1 light heavyweight contender Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) has found a solid boxer to face him on the July 29 card, featuring the WBC and lineal world light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) and challenger Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs), at the Videotron Centre. WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Alvarez will face New Zealand southpaw slugger Robert "The Butcher" Berridge (27-4-1, 21 KOs).

 

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July 24, 2016
CRAWFORD UNIFIES TITLE

 

 

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by Butch Gottlieb

 

In a battle of 2 undefeated world champions, WBO jr welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) won a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over WBC super lightweight champion Viktor "The Iceman" Postol (28-1, 12 KOs) in a twelve round world title unification bout on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crawford dropped Postol twice in round five. Postol could not figure out Crawford’s movement and had no answer for Crawford's pot shots. Crawford rocked Postol again in round nine. Postol had a point deducted in round eleven for hitting behind the head. Final scores were 118-107, 118-107, 117-108.

 

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THE DWYRE CHRONICALS

 

TERENCE CRAWFORD ADDS WBC TITLE

TO BECOME DIVISION KING  

By: Bill Dwyre

 

Speed kills.  Saturday night, in a big-time boxing arena, in a big-time battle for future fame and riches, a Porsche took on a Ford Fairlane.  

The result at the finish line was never in doubt.       

"The Iceman" VIKTOR POSTOL, a nice 140-pounder from Kiev, Ukraine, with a title belt that said WBC, summarized:  “He was too fast.  I had no answer for him.”     

Freddie Roach, a Hall-of-Fame trainer who had prepared Postol, seconded that summary:  “He surprised me how fast he was.”

 

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VALDEZ FULFILLS DREAM

 

by Butch Gottlieb

 

Unbeaten WBO #1 rated featherweight contender and two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten #2 Matias Rueda (26-1, 23 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO featherweight world title on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Valdez was not going to miss this opportunity for a world title and came out swinging for the fences from the opening bell. Rueda was staggered in round one but when round two started Valdez went to work on Rueda's body dropping him twice, the second time signaled the end at 2:18

 

 OTHER RESULTS

 

BENAVIDEZ DOMINATES SANTANA

 

WBA #2 rated welterweight and former WBA interim 140lb world champion Jose Benavidez, Jr (25-0, 16 KOs) defeated Francisco “Chia” Santana (24-5-1, 12 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Benavidez was constantly backed up against the ropes by Santana but managed to land the heavier shots. Final scores were100-90, 96-94, 98-92.

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Light heavyweight and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) had a scary beginning as he was dropped hard in round one but managed to survive and stopped two-time world title challenger Tommy Karpency (26-6-1, 15 KOs) at 2:21 of round six winning the NABF championship. 

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2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah (34-3-3, 24 KOs) in the first round. A body shot by Murata sent Tahdooahnippah to the canvas. He got up, but Murata finished him with a follow up barrage. Referee Benji Estevez stepped in at 1:52.

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Lenny Zappavigna (35-2, 25 KOs) scored an explosive sixth round TKO over IK Yang (18-2, 13 KOs).

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 Welterweight Edward Williams (12-1-1, 3 KOs) hammered out a six round unanimous decision over Christon Edwards (6-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 58-56.

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Junior middleweight Stanislav Skorokhod (11-1, 8 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Hakim Bryant (6-1, 4 KOs). Final scores were
59-53, 60-52, 60-52.

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Unbeaten light heavyweight Steve Nelson (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Tim Meek (5-3-1, 3 KOs).


RAY LEONARD TO HONOR MUHAMMAD ALI

 

 

 

 

LEGENDARY SUGAR RAY LEONARD TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT MUHAMMAD ALI AT NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY ON JULY 30

 

   Ali’s Widow, Lonnie Ali, Will Attend the Ceremony As Well

 

Sugar Ray Leonard, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s (NVBHOF) inaugural class in 2013, will return to the Hall’s 2016 induction ceremony to pay tribute to the late Muhammad Ali.  Leonard, who won a 1976 Olympic gold medal and world titles in five weight classes as a pro, will give a speech, “What Muhammad Ali Meant to Me,” as part of the annual induction dinner on Saturday, July 30 at Caesars Palace.              

Ali was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015. His health prevented him from attending, but his daughter, Rasheda, accepted the honor in his place.    
As a special treat on July 30, Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, will attend the ceremony as a guest of the World Boxing Council and its president, Mauricio Sulaiman.

Inductees for the NVBHOF’s fourth class are boxers Ray “Boom Boom”Mancini, Pernell Whitaker, Christy Martin, Ricardo Lopez and Freddie Little; trainers Kenny Adams, Thell Torrance and Johnny Tocco and journalists Tim Dahlberg and James “Smitty” Smith. All Inductees have confirmed their attendance.             

Remaining tickets are available at the NVBHOF’s website at nvbhof.com for $300 or $175 (ceremony and dinner) or $75 (ceremony only). The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is a 501 c-3 organization and all proceeds benefit boxing-related charities


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TV FIGHTS



Friday, July 29
Spike
9PM ET/6PM PT

Adonis Stevenson vs.
Thomas Williams
WBC light heavyweight
title

Eleider Alvarez vs.
 Robert Berridge

Saturday, July 30
Showtime Extreme
7PM ET/PT

Paulie Malignaggi vs.
Gabriel Bracero

Saturday, July 30
Showtime
9PM ET / 6PM PT

Leo Santa Cruz vs.
Carl Frampton
WBA featherweight title

Mikey Garcia vs.
Elio Rojas

Saturday, July 30
HBO Latino
11:30PM ET/PT

Antonio Orozco vs.
Abner Lopez

JoJo Diaz vs.
Victor Proa




July 2016 schedule

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