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September 13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV (PPV)

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Bermane Stiverne
(24-1-1, 21 KOs)
WBC Heavyweight Champion
La Plaine, Haiti

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Tyson Fury pulls out of Ustinov fight after Uncle / head trainer takes ill

By FightFan News Wire (26-Jul-2014)

Fury-Ustinov fight OFF after Fury’s head trainer and Uncle rushed to hospital

Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight contest tonight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle and first trainer, Hughie, has been taken seriously ill into hospital.

The multi-title show will still go ahead with Billy Joe Saunders challenging for the Vacant European Middleweight title against Emanuele Blandamura, Liam Smith defends his British Light-Middleweight title against Jason Welborn; Terry Flanagan challenges Martin Gethin for the Vacant British Lightweight Championship, and Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for the Vacant Central Area Light-Welterweight Championship

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Canada’s Tony Luis shines on ShoBox, hands Wanzell Ellison first pro defeat!

By Ace Freeman (25-Jul-2014)

Tony Luis W UD8 Wanzell Ellison

Photo courtesy of SHOWTIME

Canada’s Tony ‘Lightning’ Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) looked like a million bucks Friday night when he beautifully out-boxed previously unbeaten Wanzell ‘Venom’ Ellison (11-1-1, 5 KOs) in the opening bout of tonight’s edition of “SHOBOX: The New Generation” as seen live on Showtime from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York. Luis got out to a commanding lead with some fast hands and great combinations. The Canadian went to the body with aplomb and used an attack to the mid section to set up his work upstairs. Ellison had trouble with Luis’s movement and activity and was unable to mount much of a counter attack in the early going. Luis was not only more active in the middle rounds but landed the cleaner, flusher punches in nearly every round. Ellis tried to pick up the pace in the later rounds but Luis’s head and foot movement kept the American largely befuddled. Luis’s left hook to the head and body was by far the predominant weapon in the bout and after eight rounds were complete he was ahead by scores of 77-75, 79-73 and 78-70 to pick up the impressive win.

Antoine Douglas & Michel Soro Fight To Majority Draw In Main Event Of ShoBox 200

By FightFan News Wire (25-Jul-2014)

Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a majority draw (96-94 Soro, 95-95 twice) in a bout that was a tale of two halves in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® from Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, Calif.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

The undefeated Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) dominated the first half of the fight, controlling the action with a plethora of jabs against the vastly experienced former world title challenger. A rip in Soro’s gloves caused a halt in the bout midway through the fourth, but it was more of the same once the bout restarted with Douglas controlling the action.

Soro (23-1-1, 13 KOs) had a solid sixth that gave him a bit more confidence, but as he took more risks it allowed Douglas to land his power shots. A right hand followed by an onslaught of punches from Soro had Douglas dazed in the seventh, but the Frenchman stepped off the gas and allowed Douglas to escape the round. Douglas was still struggling as he entered the ninth for the first time in his career and stayed in survival mode for the remainder of the fight.

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G4 Weights: Golovkin and Geale ripped and ready for war!

By FightFan.com Staff (25-Jul-2014)

Photo Credit: Will Hart / HBO

Gennady Golovkin 159.8 lbs ……. . Daniel Geale 159.2 lbs

Headlining “G4″ is Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN who will defend his titles against two-time world champion DANIEL ‘The Real Deale’ GEALE. Co-featured on the”G4″ professional boxing event set for Saturday, July 26th at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden will be the WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator between undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT ‘By By’ JENNINGS (18-0-0,10 KOs | 222.6 lbs), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE ‘The Rebel’ PEREZ (20-0-1, 12 KOs | 242.2 lbs) of Cork, Ireland and LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing ® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Fury and Ustinov weights for battle of giant heavyweights!

By FightFan.com Staff (25-Jul-2014)


Video courtesy of IFL TV

Tyson Fury 257 lbs ……. . Alexander Ustinov 280 lbs

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. With live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET this Saturday, July 26, the title-stacked show also features Billy Joe Saunders in the biggest challenge of his career against undefeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura for the vacant European middleweight championship, exciting Liverpool light middleweight Liam Smith defending his British title against Jason Welborn, Manchester ace Terry Flanagan challenging Martin Gethin for the vacant British lightweight title, an exciting Manchester-Liverpool clash sees Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for the vacant Central Area light welterweight championship, plus top talents Ronnie Heffron and Liam Williams collide in an eliminator for the British light middleweight title.

Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott on ESPN tonight!

By FightFan News Wire (25-Jul-2014)

Warriors Boxing will present another exciting instalment of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” tonight, live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. In the night’s 10-round welterweight main event, Roberto ‘La Amenaza’ Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, takes on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis ‘Khanqueror’ Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia. WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb ‘Golden’ Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, goes against former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek ‘Pooh’ Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) in the co-main event. Chicago’s own Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) will open the worldwide telecast by facing Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts in a light heavyweight six-rounder.

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Jennings vs. Perez: Big clash of unbeaten heavyweights in Saturday’s co-feature on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2014)

Co-featured on the”G4″ professional boxing event set for Saturday, July 26th at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden will be the WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator between undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT ‘By By’ JENNINGS (18-0-0, 10 KOs) and MIKE ‘The Rebel’ PEREZ (20-0-1, 12KOs), LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing ® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Photo credit: Will Hart/K2 Promotions

“I don’t worry about Perez, I’m focused on being the best I can be. I’m not preparing any differently, I’m going to fight my fight and win on Saturday night.” - Bryant Jennings

“Jennings needs to be ready for me, because I’m ready for him. He’s a little taller than me but that won’t matter during the fight. My prediction is that I’m going to win.” – Mike Perez

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Tyson Fury to face Alexander Ustinov Saturday after Chisora pulls out; watch live on Fight Network!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2014)

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. With live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET this Saturday, July 26, the title-stacked show also features Billy Joe Saunders in the biggest challenge of his career against undefeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura for the vacant European middleweight championship, exciting Liverpool light middleweight Liam Smith defending his British title against Jason Welborn, Manchester ace Terry Flanagan challenging Martin Gethin for the vacant British lightweight title, an exciting Manchester-Liverpool clash sees Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for the vacant Central Area light welterweight championship, plus top talents Ronnie Heffron and Liam Williams collide in an eliminator for the British light middleweight title.

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Tony Luis to Face Wanzell Ellison on “ShoBox: The New Generation” 200th Episode on Friday, July 25

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2014)

Tony Luis to Face Wanzell Ellison on GCP and GH3 Blockbuster Quadruple Header of Televised Boxing to Celebrate “ShoBox: The New Generation” 200th Episode on Friday, July 25

Photo courtesy of MundoBoxing.com

Canadian prospect Tony “The Lightning” Luis (17-2, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Wanzell “Venom” Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey, in a lightweight eight-rounder, as the opening bout of the blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing to mark the 200th episode of “SHOBOX: The New Generation”.

The card will air live from Event Center in the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York on Friday, July 25.

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Golovkin – Geale clash this Saturday, July 26 in NYC!

By FightFan News Wire (22-Jul-2014)


Video courtesy of HBO

GENNADY GOLOVKIN: “I respect Daniel Geale very much. I have been watching his fights and I know it is not going to be an easy fight. This is going to be a great show. The heavyweights – that is a great fight. I am looking forward to coming back to Madison Square Garden on July 26.”

DANIEL GEALE: “I am really excited to be fighting on such a big show at Madison Square Garden. It is going to be a perfect step for me, fighting a guy like Gennady, who is one of the hottest names in boxing today. I’ve been saying for years in Australia – I will fight the best fighters and this is the only way to do it. To do it like this, in Madison Square Garden, with my team and Gary Shaw, I couldn’t be happier.”

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Quick Jabs: Chisora pulls out of Fury rematch, Martinez vows to return, more results from Macau!

By Joe Bruiser (21-Jul-2014)

News & Notes from this week in boxing.

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  • Reports surfaced on Monday that heavyweight Dereck Chisora has pulled out of his July 26 scheduled rematch with Tyson Fury due to a fractured hand. You have to feel bad for Fury, who has had three opponents pull out of fights against him in the last year, and has only had one fight come off in the last 15 months. No news yet on whether a replacement opponent will be found.
  • Former middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has vowed to return to the ring following his one-sided beatdown at the hands of Miguel Cotto in early June. Martinez claims that it was the left hook that Cotto caught him with early that was responsible for his terrible showing, and that his legs are fine. He hopes to proves that point with a comeback bout against a top 10 opponent later this year.
  • Flyweight Zou Shiming, China’s two-time gold medallist, improved to 5-0 (1 KO) with a decision win against Luis De La Rosa at Cotai Arena in Macau China on Saturday. On the undercard, the ‘Hawaiian Punch’ Brian Viloria also scored a fifth round knockout over Jose Alfredo Zuniga in his first appearance in Macau since losing a split decision to Juan Estrada in April 2013.

Rigondeaux stops Kokietgym in ONE to become free agent!

By Joe Bruiser (19-Jul-2014)

Guillermo Rigondeaux TKO 1 Sod Kokietgym

1342500173_2386_Guillermo-RigondeauxDecorated amateur standout and pound-for-pound junior featherweight star Guillermo Rigondeaux stopped Thai veteran Sod Kokietgym in the first round Saturday in Macau, China. Rigondeaux landed a hard left hand in the opening seconds that seemed to gain Kokietgym’s respect and he continued to box well through the first minute. Mid way through the round an accidental clash of heads forced Kokietgym to drop to the canvas in pain. He was given a few moments to recover in the corner as he made sure he let the ref know that he was butted. When the referee gave the instruction to resume fighting, Kokietgym, still fazed by the headbutt, made his way to the centre of the ring to touch gloves with Rigondeaux, who obliged but then immediately followed up with a sharp two-punch combination that dropped Kokietgym hard to the mat. Kokietgym attempted to beat the count but was in no condition to continue and the referee waved off the contest as Kokietgym stumbled into the ropes.

With the win Rigondeaux improves to 14-0 (9 KOs), and fulfils his contractual obligations with Top Rank Promotions to become a free agent. It will be interesting to see what’s next for the Cuban fighter as he has had a hard time gaining a large fanbase, despite his masterful skills in the ring and his standing as one of boxing’s best.

Emanuel Taylor vs. Karim Mayfield TONIGHT on ESPN!

By FightFan News Wire (18-Jul-2014)

Tonight’s edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is highlighted by a great main event between Emanuel Taylor and Karim Mayfield, live at 8:00 PM ET/5PM PT on ESPN2.

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to The Paramount in Huntington , New York, TONIGHT, JULY 18th with ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ headlined by an outstanding ten round junior welterweight clash between top rated contenders EMANUEL ‘The Tranzformer’ TAYLOR of Baltimore, Maryland and San Fransico’s KARIM ‘Hard Hitta’ MAYFIELD.

As part of the sensational evening of world class professional boxing, Star Boxing will also pay tribute to “The Fighting Pride of Huntington”, new World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight Champion CHRIS ALGIERI.

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Mayhem: Mayweather-Maidana 2 Press Tour Rolling!

By FightFan News Wire (16-Jul-2014)

Photo credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME®

“He needs to make some major changes and probably get a new trainer if he wants to have a chance against me.” - Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather

“First, I’m going to give him a beating and then I’m going to knock him out.” – Marcos Maidana

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Pacquiao opts for stay-busy fight with Algieri Nov. 22 in China

By Ace Freeman (16-Jul-2014)

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has opted to stage his next fight in Macau, China against WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri Nov. 22nd on HBO

Reports are circulating that an agreement has been reached for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to defend his title against newly crowned WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri on Nov. 22 in China. Apparently both contracts have been finalized and an announcement is expected shortly. While Algieri just captured his title in a close and somewhat controversial upset-decision victory over Ruslan Provodnikov last month, the American is a relative unknown to casual fans and will likely prove a very difficult sell. Coupled with the difficulty Pacquiao had selling his November 2013 pay-per-view with Brandon Rios (due to the difficulties that came with staging the bout in Asia), this is a curious opponent choice for the Filipino star. Politics in boxing at present didn’t leave many big ticket options so Pacquiao will be relied on heavily to sell this fight with his brand power in Asia. Stay tuned for an official announcement and potential undercard information.

Zou Shiming and Rigondeaux return Saturday in China!

By FightFan News Wire (16-Jul-2014)

Photo by Chris Farina / Top Rank

Just 15 months and five fights removed from his professional debut, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon ZOU SHIMING (4-0, 1 KO),of Guizhu, China, will step up and fight in his first 10-round bout, facing off against hard-punching veteran and three-time world title challenger LUIS “Chino” DE LA ROSA, (23-3-1, 13 KOs), of Barranquillla, Colombia. Zou, trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, and De La Rosa will headline Champions of Gold, the all-action championship boxing event This Saturday! July 19, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. Fighting for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International flyweight title, the battle between Top-10 contenders (Zou and De La Rosa are world-rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Association and No. 10 by the International Boxing Federation, respectively) will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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