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March 14, 2015
Montreal, QC (HBO)

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ESPN: All you need to know about Mayweather-Pacquiao!

By FightFan.com Staff (28-Feb-2015)

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Check out this report from ESPN compiling some of the answers to the most-asked questions regarding the upcoming May 2nd super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao!

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Carl Frampton defends title in Belfast stopping Avalos in 5!

By Ace Freeman (28-Feb-2015)

Carl Frampton TKO 5 Chris Avalos

The fighting pride of Northern Ireland, IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) defended his title moments ago in Belfast with a fifth round stoppage of mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs). The scrappy Frampton delighted hometown fans with a spirited effort in what was an entertaining scrap while it lasted. Avalos was game to engage despite being outgunned and it made for some good exchanges in the early going. The more the two engaged, the more the edge for Frampton was apparent and his attack was relentless. The damage was more pronounced with each passing round and in the fifth the referee had seen enough and rescued the challenger from the onslaught. The impressive win opens the door to higher profile fights for Frampton who always puts on an exciting show with his action style.

Tyson Fury stops Christian Hammer after Round 8!

By Ace Freeman (28-Feb-2015)

Tyson Fury TKO 8 Christian Hammer

Top heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) made easy work of unheralded Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) moments ago at the O2 Arena in London, England where he scored a somewhat anticlimactic stoppage after eight one-sided rounds. Fury boxed well from the outset utilizing a stiff jab and good foot movement for a big man. Switching between orthodox and southpaw, Fury seemed to bedazzle Hammer who struggled to overcome the range to land much of consequence. In the fifth round a beautiful right hand put Hammer on the deck but he collected himself well and fought on as Fury continued to pile up the rounds. Fury continued to use his quick hands and combination punching and after the eighth round came to a close Hammer’s corner elected to pull their man out of the one sided affair. With the win Fury retained his WBO International heavyweight title and now looks poised for a potential title shot against Wladimir Klitschko later this year.

Eubank Jr. halts previously unbeaten Chudinov in 12!

By Ace Freeman (28-Feb-2015)

Chris Eubank Jr. TKO 12 Dmitry Chudinov

Rising British middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14 KOs) captured the interim WBA World middleweight title moments ago in London, England with a bruising twelfth round stoppage of a very brave and previously unbeaten Dmitry Chudinov (14-1-2, 9 KOs). It was a rebound win for Eubank Jr. who suffered his first pro defeat in November in a narrow loss to Billy Joe Saunders. In Saturday’s bout, Eubank and Chudinov went toe to toe in the opening round and there were some early fireworks. It didn’t take long for Eubank’s speed and combination punching to take over and he cut the Russian in Round 2 and slowly but surely administer a sustained beating as the rounds went on. Chudinov absorbed a tremendous amount of punishment down the stretch and the damage to his face became increasingly pronounced with each round. In the twelfth and final round Eubank rained down what seemed like dozens of unanswered punches, battering a helpless but gallant Chudinov all over the ring. The referee’s judgement was called into question as he let the one sided action go on for what seemed like far too long. Finally at 2:11 of the final stanza he stepped in to halt the slaughter. It was an impressive outing for Eubank Jr. who now looks poised for bigger fights on the world stage in 2015.

Tyson Fury vs. Christian Hammer heats up for Saturday as fighters tussle at heated weigh-in!

By FightFan.com Staff (28-Feb-2015)


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Tyson Fury 260 | Christian Hammer 248

Carl Frampton sees bright future ahead but must defeat Chris Avalos Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Feb-2015)

On Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO’s) in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE–A Wealth of Entertainment. The show begins on AWE at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PT

The card will originate from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is promoted by Cyclone Promotions. Frampton will be fighting in front of his hometown fans knows that he needs a big effort over the tough Avalos in order to secure major fights in the suddenly hot 122-pound division.

“Everything is good. My weight is good. I have had great sparring, a great camp and I am ready to go. The atmosphere at the Odyssey Arena is always unbelievable and it will be even more on Saturday,” said Frampton.
The undefeated Frampton did not need theatrics by Avalos’ camp at Thursday’s press conference to get him mentally ready for Saturday’s showdown.

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Cano, de la Hoya and Seldin win in Friday action!

By Ace Freeman (27-Feb-2015)

Pablo Cesar Cano W MD10 Juan Carlos Abreu

All action welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano (29-4-1, 21 KOs) pounded out a close but exciting ten round majority decision over Juan Carlos Abreu (18-2-1, 17 KOs) as seen in the main event Friday night on Fox Sports live from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Scores were 96-94, 97-93 with the third tally even at 95-95.

Diego de la Hoya W UD8 Manuel Roman

Super bantamweight prospect Diego de la Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) scored a wipe-out eight round decision win over veteran Manuel Roman (17-4-3, 6 KOs) by scores of 80-72 on all three cards.

Cletus Seldin TKO 5 Johnny Garcia

In the main event of ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights” Cletus Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs) pummelled Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) on route to a fifth round TKO win. Seldin was in control the whole way and really got to Garcia in the fourth and subsequently finished him off in the fifth. THe bout took place at the Paramount Theater in Huntinting, New York in front of a packed house cheering for the local victor.

Taishan Dong W UD4 Roy McCary

Giant heavyweight Taishan Dong (3-0, 2 KOs) of Beijing, China, scored a four round decision over unheralded Roy McCary (3-3, 3 KOs) Friday night on ESPN. Dong scored several knockdowns but was forced to go the distance for the first time winning by virtual shutout scores on all three cards.

Cletus Seldin vs. Johnny Garcia tonight on ESPN2

By FightFan News Wire (27-Feb-2015)

Star Boxing’s Undefeated Jr. Welterweight Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin faces Mexican warrior Johnny Garcia, in the main event from The Paramount in Huntington, NY, February 27th live on ESPN’s Friday Night fights. The fight will be a 10 round bout for Seldin’s WBC International Jr. Welterweight title. This will mark the first time Seldin (15-0 12KO’s, Shirley, NY) will be featured as the main event attraction on ESPN and the popular power punching Long Islander has no easy task in front of him as he battles the ever so tough Johnny Garcia (19-2-1 11KO’s, Holland MI). The thrilling and charismatic Seldin is one of the hardest punchers in the division. Watch all the action live, TONIGHT on ESPN2 at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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Tyson Fury could land Wladimir Klitschko world title shot with win over Hammer Saturday!

By FightFan News Wire (26-Feb-2015)

Tyson Fury could find himself the next in line to face heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko with a win this weekend over Christian Hammer.

Tyson Fury’s chances of facing Wladimir Klitschko in the UK this summer have been handed a major boost with HBO Sports president Ken Hershman set to be in attendance for his fight this Saturday night. Fury, mandatory challenger for Klitschko’s WBO title, takes on the sturdy Christian Hammer this weekend at the O2 Arena, with news that boxing bigwig Hershman will be ringside to assess the possibility of a UK megafight with the Ukrainian great acting as a huge incentive.

26-year-old Fury has taken the heavyweight division by storm and recently pushed himself into the number one position to face the formidable Klitschko with a commanding 10th round win over brave Londoner Dereck Chisora last November.

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Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Juan Abreu Friday on Fox Sports

By FightFan News Wire (26-Feb-2015)

The Golden Boy Live! broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes this Friday, Feb. 27 and features Pablo Cesar ‘El Demoledor’ Cano (28-4-1, 21 KOs) of Tlalnepantla, Mexico taking on the hard-punching Juan Carlos ‘Merengue’ Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in an explosive welterweight 10-round bout as the main event. Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) will fight against Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight co-main event. Chinese heavyweight sensation, Taishan (2-0, 2 KOs) faces off against Roy McCary (3-2, 3 KOs) in the opening four-round televised bout. Tickets for the event, priced at $25, $35, and $45, are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com. Tickets previously purchased for the Randy Caballero vs. Alberto Guevara fight must be exchanged in person at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office or by calling (800) 827-2946.

Extreme violence warning: Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov ‘Fight of the Year Candidate’ set for April 18!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Feb-2015)

SURE-FIRE ‘FIGHT OF THE YEAR’ CANDIDATE COMES EARLY IN 2015 LUCAS MATTHYSSE VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®

A sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate will come early as former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, two of boxing’s hardest punchers, take the stage in a 12-round junior welterweight showdown on Saturday, April 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Boxing announced today the clash of these two fearsome fighters that will generate what is sure to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for. The bout with be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

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Jean Pascal takes on Sergey Kovalev Mar.14 in Montreal (HBO Preview)

By Joe Bruiser (24-Feb-2015)

maple-leaf-iconDon’t miss HBO’s World Championship Boxing on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 9:45PM ET as light heavyweight destroyer Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) travels to Montreal, Canada to face former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) in a highly anticipated matchup.


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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: All good things…

By Ace Freeman (23-Feb-2015)

FightFan.com’s Ace Freeman weighs in on the mega-fight that is finally upon us and outlines why (despite the fact it is several years overdue) it will be a historic event for the ages we should all be excited about.

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It was late on a Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2015 that the long awaited announcement that shook the sporting world finally came: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to face off May 2nd in one of the highest profile bouts of all time. It is an event that will surely transcend boxing and become one of the most lucrative sporting events ever to be staged. Two living legends, two of the best of their generation, will face off in a historic fight for the ages.

It has been a comedy of errors over the last five years as both fighters, several promotional outfits, networks and many more have had their share of blame in nearly fumbling one of the most significant and financially lucrative sporting events in history. It’s a tired, twisting tale that need not be reiterated here.

On Friday, Ken Hershman, President of HBO SPORTS perhaps said it best.

In a joint conference call with Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, the two network-heads fielded questions about the road to making the historic fight and were asked about the long and tumultuous process of reaching an elusive agreement between all parties (fighters and networks).

“I’d rather leave how we got here behind us,” Hershman said. “We got the deal done which is the important thing and now we can all look forward to making this into the biggest event of all time. We’re looking forward now, not backwards.”

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Gennady Golovkin batters a too-tough-for-his-own-good Martin Murray in Monaco!

By Ace Freeman (21-Feb-2015)

Gennady Golovkin TKO 11 Martin Murray

Middleweight destroyer Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) retained his plethora of 160-pound titles moments ago at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco with a one sided drubbing of an ultra-tough Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs). The English challenger was never really in the fight but showed tremendous resolve and chin to last until the eleventh when the bout was mercifully stopped. Golovkin started out measuring his man in the opening rounds but bludgeoned Murray down with a telling body shot in Round 4. Murray beat the count but was sent down again shortly after. While he lasted the round the challenger took a tremendous amount of punishment in the ensuing rounds and down the stretch as he hung on for dear life while Golovkin unloaded an array of powerful shots on his man. A huge right hand at the end of Round 10 sent Murray down again but he was saved by the bell. The beating continued in the eleventh (the first time ‘GGG’ had been that deep into a fight in his career) and after a huge right hand the referee stepped in to halt the action with the gallant Murray on his feet. The end came officially at the :50 mark of Round 11.

Golden Boy moves Canelo-Kirkland to May 9th!

By FightFan News Wire (21-Feb-2015)

Canelo-Kirkland has officially been moved to May 9th.

In light of the biggest fight of all time being announced for May 2nd with super stars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally agreeing to face-off, Golden Boy Promotions has elected to move Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland (originally scheduled for May 2nd) to May 9th in Houston.

Oscar de la Hoya: “The week around Cinco de Mayo will be the biggest in years for boxing, bridging the present and the future as the three biggest stars in the sport all step into the ring in just a seven-day period. It is my hope and belief that this May week will usher in a new era of our sport, one in which we as a sport give fans what they want, the best facing the best.”

DONE DEAL: “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2nd is a done deal!” – Floyd Mayweather on SHOTS!

By Ace Freeman (20-Feb-2015)

It’s now official and the reports are breaking all over the internet… Floyd Mayweather just took to his SHOTS app to announce that the long awaited mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao is a done deal for May 2nd, 2015, in Las Vegas!

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LAS VEGAS (Feb. 20, 2015) Undefeated, 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather formally announced today the most anticipated boxing match of this generation. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, a welterweight world championship unification bout, will take place on Saturday, May 2, live on pay-per-view.

This event, which holds the promise of breaking every pay-per-view record in history, is being promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., and will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® and HBO Pay-Per-View®.

“I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done,” said Mayweather. “Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and sports fans around the world will witness greatness on May 2. I am the best ever, TBE, and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win. Manny is going to try to do what 47 before himfailed to do, but he won’t be successful. He will be number 48.”

For more information, follow on Twitter at @floydmayweather and @mayweatherpromo; become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydMayweather andwww.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions or go to www.mayweatherpromotions.com.

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