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July 24, 2014

MEET & GREET TONIGHT

 

PUBLIC IS INVITED TONIGHT

 THURSDAY, JULY 24TH

 


Photo Mary Ann Owen


Meet & Greet for Jessie Vargas, Undefeated WBA Light Welterweight Champion, Thursday, July 24th
Top Rank Gym
3041 Business Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Time: 6 P.M.
 

Vargas will be defending his WBA Light Welterweight Title against unbeaten Anton Novikov August 2, 2014 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

 

TEAM GARCIA COMMITS TO BOX FAN EXPO

 

 

The Robert Garcia Boxing academy, with 2013 trainer of the year Robert Garcia along with WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia, and fan favorite former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios have confirmed that they will appear and have a booth to Meet and Greet their fans at the inaugural Box Fan Expo this September at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Mayweather vs Maidana rematch fight weekend.

 

Full Story and Ticket Info

 

GGG LOOKS TO CONTINUE RISE

 

One of the most exciting boxers in the world today faces Daniel Geale this weekend on HBO at Madison Square Garden. Victory could pave the way to huge match-up vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Rising Middleweight Superstar Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO), aka "GGG", returns to the ring this weekend against Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KO) in what should be a very exciting fight.
Golovkin has quickly become a fan favorite because of his pressure style, and explosive KO power. With an 89.65% knockout percentage, Golovkin currently holds the highest KO ratio in middleweight championship history.

 

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WEIGH IN OPEN TO PUBLIC

 

 

OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN FOR FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 
Thursday, July 24, at 5:00 pm at
Haymarket Pub & Brewery

 

The official weigh-in for Friday, July 25's "Conquerors", live professional boxing broadcast worldwide on ESPN Friday Night Fights and presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, will be held on Thursday, July 24 at 5:00 pm at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery, located at 737 W Randolph Street in Chicago.

The official weigh-in is open to the public and all fighters and event promoters will be available for interviews, autographs and photo opportunities. Haymarket Pub & Brewery features classic Belgian and contemporary American beer styles from brewing legend Pete Crowley.

Be sure to take a pic from the weigh-in and share via Twitter or Instagram using #8Countboxing to be eligible to win tickets to ESPN Friday Night Fights at the UIC Pavilion!

Tickets for "Conquerors" are priced at VIP $151, VIP Ringside $101, Mezzanine $51 and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740. More information at 8CountProductions.com. On fight night, doors open at 6 pm and the action starts at 7 pm.

 

NEW MAIN EVENT

 

 
LION FIGHT 17:
MALAIPET vs. JUSTIN GRESKIEWICZ 2
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, PRESENTED LIVE ON AXS TV -
Starting at 9:00 p.m. ET
 
Tickets On Sale Now through Foxwoods.com

 

Lion Fight today announced a new main event for its August 1st event at Foxwoods Resort Casino, moving the anticipated rematch Mailaipet vs. Justin Greskiewicz 2 to the top of the card, and also announcing that one of the biggest stars in Muay Thai, Cosmo Alexandre, will compete against Thai Champion Jo Nattawut as LION FIGHT 17’s co-main event.
LION FIGHT 17 originally scheduled Thepnimit “Mr. Knock” Sitmonchai vs. Dean James for its August 1st main event. The organization had to seek a full replacement when Thepnimit “Mr. Knock” Sitmonchai encountered international travel issues involving his visa, while at the same time, Dean James incurred an injury in training. The decision was made to move the existing co-main event up as LION FIGHT 17’s headliner and pursue the co-main event matchup Alexandre vs. Nattawut.

 

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FIGHT NETWORK TO SHOW FURY - USTINOV

 

 

Fight Network Presents Fury vs. Ustinov LIVE this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET

 

Fight Network, the world's premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of the Frank Warren and Hennessy Sports-promoted mega show from the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester, U.K., as hard-hitting British superstar Tyson Fury will face Belarusian power puncher Alexander Ustinov.
Fight Network's live broadcast will air on Cablevision's Optimum TV in the U.S., nationwide in Canada and internationally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
For a full listing of Fight Network's broadcast
schedule, please visit
tv.fightnetwork.com

 

July 23, 2014

MAYWEATHER GETS PROMOTERS LICENSE

 


Photo Mary Ann Owen

 

Mayweather Promotions was approved earlier today for a promoters license at the Nevada State Athletic Commission monthly meeting in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe appeared in person before the commission. Speculation that Floyd would be asked about brushes with the law or personal financial information never happened as commissioners quickly and unanimously approved the application.
Mayweather Promotions was previously approved by the New York State Athletic Commission.
Mayweather’s September 13th rematch against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand will again be under Golden Boy’s license, but after that Floyd will be free to promote his own fights in Nevada.

 

RIOS MEDIA DAY

 


photo Chris Farina/Top Rank

 

Former World Lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. works out with trainer Robert Garcia during media day in Oxnard, Ca. for his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut in a 10-round welterweight main event against one-time interim world champion Diego Chaves of Buenos Aires, Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark®.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200

 

BOXERS FUND GRANT ANNOUNCED

 

 

THE WBC ANNOUNCES 2014 JOSÉ SULAIMÁN BOXERS FUND GRANT CYCLE


The World Boxing Council (“WBC”) and Nevada Community Foundation (“NCF”) are pleased to announce the opening of the 2014 grant cycle of the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund, formerly known as the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund.
Envisioned by the late WBC President José Sulaimán, with continued support from current President Mauricio Sulaimán, the Fund supports retired professional boxers who have fallen on hard times and are in demonstrable need of financial assistance. Thanks to the generosity of the WBC-affiliated promoters, sponsors, and the Selection Committee, the goal of the Fund is to award at least $150,000 this year. NCF, an independent charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada administers the Fund.

 

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MICHELE CHONG

NVBHOF's Michelle Corrales-Lewis:
Diego's Legacy Continues

New Interview with the Boxing VP/Event Coordinator!

By Michele Chong

It's time for the Class of 2014 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) Induction Dinner & Awards Ceremony to be held August 9 at the New Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. This year has 18 inductees including Roberto Duran, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Cornelius Boza Edwards in the fighter category.

 

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NOTABLE SHOBOX ALUMS LOOK BACK

 

 

They came in various sizes and from different backgrounds. Some were accomplished amateurs and well known; others weren’t. Yet all would become household names in boxing, talented, respected world champions.
Some of the most successful boxers in ShoBox: The New Generation history say they owe their respective professional success in large part to ShoBox, the popular and critically acclaimed 13-year-old SHOWTIME® boxing series that celebrates its landmark 200th telecast with a quadrupleheader this Friday, July 25, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Visit The Boxing Blog to hear from a handful of the 54 ShoBox alumni who moved on to become world champions and watch for yourself as they reflect on the positive, learning experience they gained from fighting on the prospect developmental series. 
And check out www.ShoBox200.com to see features on some of the most successful fighters to graduate from the series – Timothy Bradley, Robert Guerrero, Ricky Hatton, Erislandy Lara, Paulie Malignaggi, Lamont Peterson, Shawn Porter and Andre Ward.

 

UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED

 

Undercard Announced for 'Conquerors', ESPN Friday Nights Fights Tripleheader at UIC Pavilion This Friday, July 25

 

No less than six big fights, featuring local fighting favorites against quality opponents in the welterweight or light welterweight divisions, are scheduled for the undercard of this Friday's stacked nationally televised tripleheader of worldwide-televised boxing from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

 

Full Story, Line up and Ticket Info

 

WEIGH IN OPEN TO PUBLIC

 

Gomez vs. Paris, a 10-round junior welterweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Golden Ram Group. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $45, $35 and $25, are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling 800-827-2946 or online at fantasyspringsresort.com.


OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - LIT Ultra Lounge
84-245 Indio Springs Drive; Indio, CA 92203
Parking: Valet and self-parking available
1:00 p.m. - Weigh-In Begins

 

WSOF12 CHANGES

 

With undefeated Bulgarian standout Krasimir Mladenov (10-0) forced to withdraw from next month's "World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez" event, submission ace Kelvin Tiller (6-0) has agreed to drop down to 195 pounds and meet Elvis Mutapcic (13-3) in a catchweight affair.
That switch left Brazilian veteran Ronny Markes (14-3) without an opponent for the night's co-main event, but promotional newcomer Cully Butterfield (13-3) has agreed to step in to fill the void.
The two new matchups now complete the five-fight main card for "World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez," which takes place Aug. 9 at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The two-hour NBCSN broadcast kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT local time). Preliminary contests will be announced shortly and will stream live on NBCSN.com.
Tickets for "World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez" start at just $39 and are on sale now at AXS.com.

 

MORALES TO BE FEATURED

 

UNDEFEATED IVAN MORALES TO BE FEATURED IN CO-MAIN EVENT AGAINST FELLOW COUNTRYMAN SERGIO FRIAS

ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES THIS FRIDAY, JULY 25,  AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF.

 

EXCITING UNDERCARD OF UNDEFEATED PROSPECTS ANNOUNCED

 

PLUS! LEGENDARY ERIK "EL TERRIBLE" MORALES TO MEET FANS IN ATTENDANCE

 

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TV Fights

ESPN2 - July 25
(9PM ET/6PM PT)
Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott
Showtime - July 25 (10PM ET/PT)
Antoine Douglas vs. Michel Soro
Fox Sports 1 - July 25 (10PM ET/7PM PT)
Frankie Gomez vs. Vernon Paris
Telemundo - July 25 (11:35 ET/PT)
David Carmona vs. Martin Casillas

HBO - July 26
(9:30PM ET/PT)
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale
Bryant Jennings vs. Mike Perez
FOX - July 26 (8PM/5PM)
UFC Fight Night
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
UniMas - July 26
(11PM ET/PT)
Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Henry Aurad
Oscar Valdez vs. Juan Ruiz