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“GLB V… The Legacy Continues” – Denton Daley takes on Sly Louis Sept. 9 at Toronto’s iconic Masonic Temple!

By Ace Freeman (31-Aug-2016)

Les Woods & Global Legacy Boxing proudly presents: “GLB V… The Legacy Continues”. Hosted by the legendary Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, GLB V will take place Friday September 9th 2016 inside the iconic Masonic Temple in Toronto Ontario, Canada.

On Friday, Sept. 9, Les Woods and Global Legacy Boxing proudly present professional boxing’s return to Toronto, Ontario. “GLB V… The Legacy Continues” will be headlined by rising Canadian cruiserweight Denton Daley (15-1, 8 KOs) and will be hosted by legendary Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis. GLB V will take place inside the iconic Masonic Temple in Toronto amidst the glitz and glamour of Toronto’s International Film Festival (TIFF). For the first time in over 20 years a Commonwealth British Empire title fight is being held in Canada as Daley will clash with Montreal’s Sylvera ‘Sly’ Louis for the vacant crown. Other names tentatively slated to see action include Oelksandr Teslenko, Sandy Tsagouris, Mark Munoz Francis and Michael Brandon. Tickets are now available by visiting eventbrite.ca.

“There are a lot of World Class Boxers in Canada and we look forward to giving them a medium through which they can showcase their talents” – Lennox Lewis

Upsets abound on PBC: Peralta shocks Guerrero
Hernandez stuns ‘El Perro’ Angulo!

By Ace Freeman (27-Aug-2016)

Results from PBC on Spike TV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA!

It was a night of upsets Saturday on PBC at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening massive betting underdog David Emanuel Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs) did enough to edge heavily favoured former world champ Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) over twelve rounds. It was a dog-fight most of the way through but the cagy challenger found another gear late, including rocking and dropping Guerrero in Round 9 though the referee neglected to rule it as such. It was closely contested but Peralta seemingly did enough down the stretch and late in the fight to earn his two scores of 116-112 and 115-113 while the third judge saw the bout 115-113 Guerrero, rendering the bout a improbable split decision win for Peralta.

On the undercard, unheralded Freddy Hernandez (34-8, 22 KOs) used his height, reach and boxing ability to largely stymie the normally aggressive Alfredo ‘El Perro’ Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) over ten rounds. The action was fierce in the early going but Hernandez settled into a rhythm and boxed well and Angulo never really managed to find another gear later in the bout. After ten rounds scores were read as 98-92 and 97-93 (x2) giving Hernandez the clear cut unanimous decision win.

Cam O’Connell, Sam Vargas, Ryan Ford top KO Boxing Promotions’ “K.O. 76” Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Alberta!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Aug-2016)

O’Connell-Kalucza, Vargas-Pereyra Headline Big Show in Edmonton

On Friday, September 9, KO Boxing Promotions returns to the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, for a big seven fight card, headlined by Cam O’Connell (11-0-1, 7KOS) of Red Deer, ranked the #3 lightweight in the country by the Canadian Professional Boxing Council (CPBC), and Olympian Norbert Kalucza (11-1-0, 6KOs) of Budapest, Hungary. After suffering his first and only loss to Dai Davis of Wales, Kalucza will be eager to score an upset and prove he can win on foreign soil. The semi-main event features welterweights Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13KOs) of Toronto and Ivan Pereyra (20-7-0, 14KOs) of Torreon, Mexico, in an intriguing eight round tilt. Vargas is ranked #6 by the World Boxing Association and is the reigning North American Boxing Association champion. Pereyra is the former World Boxing Federation Intercontinental champion.

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Kovalev vs. Ward Tickets on Sale Friday Sept. 2nd!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Aug-2016)

Tickets for the most anticipated fight of the year go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11:00 a.m. PT. The Saturday, Nov. 19 showdown between No. 2 Pound-for-Pound* and WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and No. 4 Pound for-Pound* and Two-Time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) will crown the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Young-Wagner Tilt for Canadian Super Welterweight Crown!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Aug-2016)

United Boxing Promotions is proud to announce that the much anticipated clash between undefeated Oakville prospect Ryan Young (9-0-0, 7KOs) and Orangeville battler Ryan Wagner (6-3-0, 3KOs), slated for September 24 at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre, is now for the vacant Canadian super welterweight championship. With the title up for grabs, what was already an intriguing matchup has become Ontario’s most anticipated fight of 2016.

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Guerrero vs. Peralta Saturday on PBC on Spike!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Aug-2016)

Former multi-divisional world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) meets Argentine slugger David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) in 10-rounds of welterweight action that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Saturday, August 27 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features hard-hitting Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) battling veteran Freddy Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight matchup of Mexican brawlers plus 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against the Bronx’s Steve Martinez (16-2, 13 KOs) in 10-rounds of super welterweight action.

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Brewer-Clayton, Phinn-Millier Top Stacked Fight Card in Fredericton on October 15

By FightFan News Wire (24-Aug-2016)

Professional boxing returns to New Brunswick Oct. 15!

Photo: Ace Freeman

On Saturday, October 15, L-Jack Promotions returns to the Aitken Centre at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus for another evening of world class professional boxing headlined by Brandon “L-Jack” Brewer (19-0-1, 10KOs) himself in a twelve round World Boxing Union (WBU) Intercontinental super welterweight clash against Anderson “Pantera” Clayton (44-10-2, 38KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Clayton is the former World Boxing Federation (WBF) champion and a 56 fight veteran. Fresh off his debut as a fighter-promoter at the Aitken Centre on May 14, Brewer is riding momentum after stopping Diego Adrian Marocchi (18-2-0, 13KOs) of Argentina via TKO3. The event was the largest boxing show hosted in New Brunswick in recent memory, proving that the Maritime province remains one of the fastest growing fight scenes in Canada, if not North America.

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Robles vs. Claggett crossroads fight Headlines Sept. 9th “Knockout Night at the D”

By FightFan News Wire (23-Aug-2016)

More on Knockout Night At The D returning to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Sin City on Friday, Sep 9 with Canada’s Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett taking on San Diego’s Emmanuel Robles in the main event!

Photo: Tom Donoghue / the D

“This fight means everything to me,” Canada’s Steve Claggett explained. “It is a make or break fight for my career and I have a chance to re-enter the boxing world at 140 pounds, which is a weight that I believe I should have been fighting at a little while ago. I have a new trainer for the first time – a new team – and I am looking forward to showing fans a new fighter. A victory will stamp my name as a true world champion contender. I understand my position and I know that I am on the ‘B’ side, but I have been in this position many times before. I have a lot of experience in the sport of boxing and it has finally all come together for me. This will be my best fight. My focus and training will show on fight night.”

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Emerging star Errol Spence Jr. continues to look frightening with violent KO of Leonard Bundu on PBC!

By Ace Freeman (21-Aug-2016)

Video courtesy of PBC

On a special Sunday edition of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC, emerging welterweight star Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) continued to looked every bit the part as he dispatched the normally durable top rated contender Leonard ‘The Lion’ Bundu (33-2-2, 12 KOs) in six rounds at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in New York. It was a tactical fight in the early going but Spence flipped a switch and figured Bundu out after four rounds. In Round six a telling uppercut felled Bundu and while he beat the count a violent right hook put him down and nearly out cold giving Spence an emphatic knockout victory. Bundu went the distance with top welterweight Keith Thurman in 2014 making this an especially impressive win for Spence.

Spence Jr. ready to battle Bundu Sunday on PBC on NBC!

By FightFan.com Staff (20-Aug-2016)

Undefeated rising star Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) is set to take on once-beaten contender Leonard ‘The Lion’ Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight world title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Sunday, August 21 from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. The action on NBC begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT following coverage of the Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game.

ShoBox: Jarrell Miller makes Fred Kassi quit in three,
Mason Menard steals show with brutal KO of Mamadjonov!

By FightFan News Wire (20-Aug-2016)

Menard KO’s Mamadjonov video courtesy of Showtime

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller won by third-round TKO over veteran Fred Kassi in the ShoBox: The New Generation main event, Friday, live on SHOWTIME from Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. Following a cagey first round that favored Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs), Brooklynite Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs), turned up the body work and pressure in rounds two and three. After landing 36-of-57 power shots in the third and racking up 30 connects to the body, Kassi retired on the stool between rounds, citing a hand injury. Miller landed an impressive 57 percent of his power shots for the fight and limited Kassi to 22 percent of his hooks, crosses and uppercuts.

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Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller vs. Fred Kassi tonight on ShoBox!

By FightFan News Wire (19-Aug-2016)

Photo credit: Rosie Cohe / SHOWTIME

The eight fighters who’ll be fighting on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, Aug. 19, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT) at Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., all made weight Thursday. Undefeated Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) faces his toughest test to date in veteran Fred Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) in the main event, which will take place at the outdoor USL soccer venue here. The co-main event features promising Louisiana lightweight “Rock Hard Mighty” Mason Menard (31-1, 23 KOs) facing his most dangerous foe to date in Bahodir “Baha” Mamadjonov (18-2, 11 KOs) of Houston, Texas, by way of Uzbekistan in a 10-round battle for the WBO NABO Lightweight title.

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WBC orders Stiverne vs. Povetkin interim title fight!

By Ace Freeman (17-Aug-2016)

Former world champion and current WBC No. 2 rated heavyweight Bermane Stiverne is one step closer to regaining his former crown with a pending showdown against Alexander Povetkin!

The World Boxing Council has ordered an interim championship bout between the two highest available contenders, No. 1 rated Alexander Povetkin No. 2 Bermane Stiverne. The news comes after actual champion Deontay Wilder looks to be out for the rest of 2016 due to injury after his May title defense against Chris Arreola. Wilder won the fight by TKO but injured his right arm and hand, requiring surgery and a lengthy recover time. As such, the next two highest ranked fighters will face off for the right to challenge him. Free negotiations are set to begin between the Stiverne and Povetkin camps and if no agreement is reached purse bid is scheduled for Sept. 16th. It was also announced that VADA clean boxing program will conduct mandatory testing for the bout in which both fighters are to split the purse 50/50. More news to follow in the weeks ahead.

Steve Claggett vs. Emmanuel Robles “Knockout Night at the D” main event official for Sept. 9 in Vegas, live on CBS!

By FightFan News Wire (15-Aug-2016)

Official release courtesy of Full Court Press: Knockout Night At The D returns to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Sin City on Friday, Sep 9 with Canada’s Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett taking on San Diego’s Emmanuel Robles in the main event!

Photo: Tom Donoghue / the D

“Knockout Night at the D” returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, Friday night, September 9, airing (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegas and DLVEC, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions.

Hall Of Fame announcers Jim “J.R.” Ross and Al Bernstein will call all of the action from ringside on CBS Sports Network.

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PBC presents Spence vs. Bundu this Sunday on NBC!

By FightFan.com Staff (15-Aug-2016)

This Sunday in Coney Island, a welterweight world title shot is on the line. Boxing’s fastest rising force – Errol Spence Jr. – faces Leonard Bundu in a final eliminator bout on NBC.

Antonio Margarito out-points Canelo’s brother Ramon!

By Ace Freeman (13-Aug-2016)

Antonio Margarito W SD10 Ramon Alvarez

Former welterweight world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) returned to action Saturday night in Baja California, Mexico, where he scored a convincing ten round split decision victory over Ramon Alvarez (23-5-2, 15 KOs), the brother of Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’. Margarito looked a little rusty in the early going but down the stretch he took the fight to Alvarez with his patented pressure style. He scored a knockdown in Round 8 when he caught Alvarez with a sneaky right hand. Alvarez rebounded well and made a nice last stand in Round 10 but it was too little, too late. Margarito was ahead on two cards by 97-92 cards to pick up the win. The third card was 95-94 for Alvarez, which seemed like a stretch.