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Danny Roman impresses with TKO of Lopez on ShoBox!

By FightFan News Wire (20-Jan-2017)

In a battle of highly ranked contenders, Danny Roman (21-2-1, 8 KOs) thoroughly dismantled Adam Lopez (16-1-1, 8 KOs) by ninth round TKO to earn a much deserved world title fight against WBA super bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno. Roman, who made his premium network television debut on the acclaimed SHOWTIME series ShoBox: The New Generation, gave Lopez fits right from the start. He worked off a precise jab that set up a power attack that featured left hooks and uppercuts.

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Curtis Stevens predicts “PAIN” for David Lemieux as the fighters face off as Montreal press conference!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (19-Jan-2017)

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Video by Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Pierre Bernier, the official voice of boxing in Quebec, caught up with Curtis Stevens earlier today for an exclusive chat with Way Productions. ‘The Cerebral Assassin’ was on hand in Montreal for his kick-off press conference with David Lemieux. The two middleweight bangers will face off in a contest sure to produce fireworks on March 11 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.

Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman tops ShoBox on Friday!

By FightFan News Wire (19-Jan-2017)

Adam Lopez and Danny Roman will square off in the most significant fight of their careers in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader tomorrow night, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino

Undefeated, WBA No. 3-ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) will face the WBA’s No. 4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, Jan. 20, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. The first ShoBox telecast in 2017 features eight fighters with a combined record of 115 wins against just seven losses.

In the co-feature, undefeated super middleweight Ronald Ellis (13-0-1, 1 NC, 10 KOs) will face off with Christopher Brooker (11-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-round 168-pound matchup of ShoBox veterans.

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Francis Lafreniere headlines Rixa Promotions card Saturday night at Tohu in Montreal, Quebec!

By The Fight City (18-Jan-2017)

Chatting with Canadian based Mexican warrior Mario Perez

By Ivan 'LatinoPorVida' Montiel (18-Jan-2017)


Video courtesy of Ivan Montiel

Ivan Montiel caught up with Canadian based, Mexico City product Mario Perez (19-7-5, 11 KOs) who is no stranger to Canadian Fight Fans with his exciting style and willingness to fight anyone, anywhere. Currently situated in Ontario, Perez has recently shared the ring with top Canadians Dierry Jean and Cam O’Connell during a recent stint that has seen eight of his last ten bouts take place in Canada.

Thurman vs. Garcia set to air on primetime CBS!

By FightFan News Wire (18-Jan-2017)

The Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia welterweight world title unification will headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, March 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The highly anticipated unification showdown between unbeaten welterweight world champions Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The broadcast, which will air live from 9–11 p.m. ET/6–8 p.m. PT, is just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years.  The first, headlined by a thrilling fight between Thurman and Shawn Porter, was a 2016 Fight of the Year candidate and one of the most watched boxing events of the year.  The March 4 broadcast, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, is produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for CBS Television, both divisions of the CBS Corporation.

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Bombs Away: David Lemieux-Curtis Stevens on March 11!

By FightFan News Wire (16-Jan-2017)

Explosive match-up of middleweight knockout artists set for Mach 11 in New York on HBO!

In a fight that fans have been calling for since the middle of last year, former IBF Middleweight Champion and current NABO Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) to battle for Lemieux’s NABO title on Saturday, March 11.

Scheduled for 12 rounds, though few believe it will go that, Lemieux vs. Stevens will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Quick Result: Jack and DeGale trade knockdowns on route to an exciting DRAW in Brooklyn, New York!

By FightFan.com Staff (14-Jan-2017)

It was a barnburner Saturday night as WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack and IBF 168-lb champion James DeGale engaged in a twelve round war thrilling fans at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. DeGale dropped Jack in the first and then Jack returned the favour decking DeGale in the closing round. After the final bell DeGale was ahead on one card with the other two even rendering the fight a majority draw. Stay tuned for more.

Badou Jack vs. James DeGale weigh-in results!

By FightFan.com Staff (13-Jan-2017)

Badou Jack vs. James DeGale, a 12-round super middleweight world unification fight, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment and takes place this Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on SHOWTIME. Opening the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT are junior lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza and unbeaten contender Gervonta Davis.

Erislandy Lara KO’s Yuri Foreman in Four on PBC!

By FightFan News Wire (13-Jan-2017)

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) continued his reign as one of the top 154-pounders in the world and delivered a sensational knockout of former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-3, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday night from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami. In front of a huge Cuban audience, Lara needed just a single left uppercut to drop and stop Foreman at 1:47 of round four. Foreman was also down in round three from a questionable knockdown that could have been ruled a slip.

In the co-main event, former world champion Anthony Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs) looked sharp while dismantling Hungary’s Norbert Nemesapati (now 24-4, 17 KOs) over six lopsided rounds.

Edmonton Quick Results: Andrews, Kopas, Michel and Bradford pick up decision victories

By Darren Hauck (13-Jan-2017)

Lara and Foreman on weight for tonights PBC clash!

By Ace Freeman (13-Jan-2017)

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy ‘The American Dream’ Lara (23-2-2, 13 KOs) will take on former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-2, 10 KOs) in a world title showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TONIGHT at the Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT with former super middleweight world champion Anthony ‘The Dog’ Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KOs) battling Hungary’s Norbert Nemesapati (24-4, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout.

Quick Jabs: Pacquiao-Horn April 23? Mayweather still talking McGregor, Broner and Selby return, Lopez-Roman, more!

By Ace Freeman (12-Jan-2017)

News and notes from around the world!

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  • Boxing’s only eight division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade Senator Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines is reportedly set to return to the ring with a targeted April 23 date taking on Brisbane, Australia’s Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs). Several outlets are reporting the bout is in the process of being finalized with several countries in the running to stage the bout. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank has stated it will be the first of four fights in a planned global retirement tour for his star fighter. Australia is said to be the front runner to host the bout. Stay tuned for more info.

  • Retired super star Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is continuing his attempts to drum up interest in a crossover bout with MMA star Conor McGregor. This week Mayweather sat for an interview with ESPN and stated he would take a 100 Million dollar guarantee to end his retirement and face McGregor in a match featuring regular boxing rules. He went on to say he would guarantee McGregor 15 Million (noting it’s likely 10 Million more than he’s ever made for a single event) and additionally discussed splitting pay-per-view revenue with him. As he often does, the stoic sports and entertainment mogul continuously pointed out it’s more money than the Irishman has ever seen and said the ball is now in his court. McGregor responded by posting a cartoon of him standing over a floored Mayweather. Stay tuned.

  • Former four-division world champion and Cincinnati-native Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) will headline in his hometown as he takes on hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Televised coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature exciting undercard action that will be announced shortly.

  • A winner of 19 in a row, featherweight world champion Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) will fight for the second time in the United States when he battles former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) live on SHOWTIME EXTREME Saturday, January 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Preliminary action will feature unbeaten rising star David Benavidez (16-0, 15 KOs) in an eight-round super middleweight showdown against once-beaten Sherali Mamajonov (14-1, 7 KOs).

  • The previously announced matchup between undefeated WBA ranked No 3-ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez and the WBA’s No. 4-ranked Danny Roman has been elevated to a 12-round title eliminator for the WBA (regular) Super Bantamweight belt held by Nehomar Cermeno. Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) will square off in the most significant fight of their careers in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, Jan. 20, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

  • WBC Diamond, WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Champion Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) and Anthony Crolla (31-5, 15 KOs) are set to meet again in a rematch for Linares’ titles at the Manchester Arena on March 25, live on Sky Sports and sponsored by Betfred.

Kris Andrews, Gary Kopas, Brian Samuel, Flavio Michel and Vanessa Bradford all in action Friday night in Edmonton!

By Darren Hauck (12-Jan-2017)

Info courtesy of Darren Hauck at Alberta Professional Boxing

John Mendonca’s Alliance Promotions is set to stage an exciting night of action this Friday, Jan. 13 at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. Darren Hauck has reported on his popular Alberta Professional Boxing Facebook page that popular Alberta super middleweight Kris ‘Hitman’ Andrews will return to action in the main event taking on Adriel Juzaino. In an exciting cruiserweight tilt, all action Gary Kopas is set to take on Cody Krahn.

Edmonton’s Vanessa Bradford will also look to extend her unbeaten record when she takes on Karla Zamora and a great welterweight match-up will kick things off as Red Deer’s Brian Samuel will clash with Edmonton based Flavio Michel. The evening will also include several MMA bouts. Bouts will be sanctioned by the Edmonton Boxing Commission. Promoter John Mendonca of Alliance Promotions, match-maker Jeff Henwood.

Teofista Boxing Series kicks off 2017 Jan. 28 in Mexico, Feb. 4 in Calgary!

By FightFan News Wire (11-Jan-2017)

Teofista Boxing Series kicks off 2017 with shows Jan. 28 in Mexico and Feb. 4 in Calgary, AB

CALGARY AB, (January 11, 2017) – Eric de Guzman’s Teofista Boxing Series is ready to start off 2017 with a BANG presenting two shows in the next three weeks across the American continent. While temperatures in Canada are currently at their seasonal coldest, things will heat up Jan. 28 in Jalisco, Mexico when Teofista Boxing Series Mexico 7 will take place in Jamay. A week later, the popular series will return to the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in south Calgary as Taber’s Joel Mills headlines an action-packed Teofista Boxing Series 22.

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Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Saturday on Showtime!

By FightFan News Wire (10-Jan-2017)


Video courtesy of Showtime

WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KOs) and IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs)will look to stake their claim as the best 168-pound fighter in the world when they meet in a title unification clash on Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on SHOWTIME as boxing returns to New York for the first time in five months. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also feature undefeated junior lightweight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (22-0, 12 KOs) defending his title against up-and-coming Mayweather Promotions’ undefeated contender Gervonta “The One” Davis (16-0, 15 KOs).

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