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Tyson Cave and Dillon Carman set to co-headline “Summer Rumble” Aug. 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

By Ace Freeman (27-Jul-2016)

WBU world champion Tyson Cave and Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon Carman are set to co-headline an exciting night of action in Haifax on Aug. 6!

Professional boxing is set to return to Nova Scotia with a BANG Saturday Aug. 6 as TMG Entertainment presents “Summer Rumble” at the Bedford Lebrun Arena in Halifax, NS. Headlining the card will be WBU world super bantamweight and Nova Scotia’s own ‘Prince of Hali’ Tyson Cave (28-3, 11 KOs). In the co-main event, hulking Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon ‘Big Country’ Carman is slated to see action after what promised to be an exciting undercard loaded with local talent.

“I did what I said I was going do and win a world title for Nova Scotia,” Cave told Global news. “The plan is to keep it here and I had to step up my game a bit bigger and what better way to do that than to bring ‘Big Country’ Dillon Carman to Nova Scotia. We also have the legendary George Chuvalo – who twice fought Muhammad Ali – coming down as a special guest. It’s going to be a huge card with twelve fights on tap. Fans need to come on down and see someone get knocked out!”

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Watch Wilcox-Orozco live Thursday: Lee Baxter Promtions’ “Next Generation” available on Free Stream Live!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Jul-2016)

Fight Fans around the world can tune in live on the web to watch Canada’s Steven Wilcox taking on hard hitting Juan Orozco this Thursday, July 28!

Lee Baxter Promotions is proud to announce that the inaugural “Next Generation” card taking place Thursday, July 28 at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto will air free and live on FRPLive.TV.

Created recently by Lee Baxter himself, the “Next Generation” cards will offer an outlet for boxers who believe they have what it takes to make it to the next level. The majority of the fighters hail from Canada but some will travel from various parts of the world. From TV shows to live events, concerts, interviews and original content, FRPLive.tv has a wide array of entertainment for their viewers. The website was originated by legendary DJ Funk Master Flex and continues to add new content on a daily basis.

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Empire State Stare-down: Santa Cruz and Frampton face off high above NYC ahead of Saturday tilt on Showtime!

By FightFan News Wire (26-Jul-2016)

Photo courtesy of Amanda Westcott / SHOWTIME

The 86th Floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building, home to one of the most iconic views in the world, played host to the very first faceoff between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton as the undefeated fighters and their teams met for the first time Tuesday to formally kick off the joint fight week festivities. Featherweight world champion Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) will defend against the former unified 122-pound world champion Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) in this Saturday’s main event live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Rising star Mikey Garcia returns from two and a half year layoff this Saturday on Showtime!

By FightFan.com Staff (26-Jul-2016)

Video courtesy of Showtime

Undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia discusses his two-and-a-half-year layoff from the ring. The former featherweight and junior lightweight world titleholder returns to face challenger Elio Rojas in a 10-round bout at the Barclays Center – live Saturday July 30 at 9PM ET/6PM PT on SHOWTIME.

‘Storm’ in the Forecast: Eleider Alvarez will now face Robert Berridge Friday in Quebec!

By Ace Freeman (25-Jul-2016)

The latest on an opponent change for Eleider ‘Storm’ Alvarez for this Friday, July 29 in Quebec!

Unbeaten contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) will take on hard-hitting Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (27-4-1, 21 KOs) in a 10-round showdown Friday, July 29 on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada. Berridge replaces former world champion Chad Dawson, who was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and is headlined by light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson batting brawling contender Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. in a world title clash.

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Adonis Stevenson returns to action Friday July 29 taking on Thomas Williams in Quebec live on PBC on Spike!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2016)

Video courtesy of Spike

Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) returns to defend his belt against hard-hitting challenger Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike Friday, July 29 from Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 pm. CT.

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Orozco steps in to face Wilcox at “Next Generation” July 28!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2016)

Opponent change for Steven Wilcox in his headlining bout July 28 in Toronto

Lee Baxter Promotions announced that hard-hitting Juan Orozco will face Steven Wilcox Thursday, July 28 in the eight round main event of the first ever “Next Generation” card at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The “Next Generation” fight series by Lee Baxter Promotions provides a platform for boxers with championship aspirations. Most of the boxers fight out of Canada but some will trek from across the world to display their talents.

Living and fighting out of Zamora, Michoacan de Ocambo, Mexico, Orozco is 12-3-2 with 10 victories by knockout. A winner in four of his last five bouts with three of those wins by KO, Orozco stopped Camilo Fuentes July 16 in Mexico. He’ll also enter the ring as the naturally bigger man, fighting as heavy as 151 lbs.

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Multifaceted Terence Crawford unifies WBC and WBO 140-pound titles with brilliant win over Viktor Postol!

By Ace Freeman (23-Jul-2016)

Terence Crawford W UD12 Viktor Postol

Photo Credit: Top Rank

Omaha, Nebraska’s Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) put on a brilliant display in his first outing on HBO PPV Saturday night in Las Vegas where he made easy work of now former world champion Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KOs) over twelve one sided rounds.

The impressive win saw Crawford add the WBC light welterweight title to his WBO strap in what is now a career best win.

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Canada’s Ryan Ford picks up another KO win in Asia!

By Ace Freeman (23-Jul-2016)

Ryan Ford KO 1 Muhammad Meeraj

Photo Credit: Real Deal Jr.

In his continued search to find combatants willing to step up and face him, Canadian light heavyweight Ryan ‘The Real Deal’ Ford has taken his act to Asia where he just picked up his second victory since April stopping previously unbeaten Malaysian Muhammad Meeraj by way of devastating knockout. The bout took place in Far East Square, Singapore, and Ford’s telling KO win stole the show. In command from the outset, Ford stalked Meeraj utilizing a stern jab and backed him up. Toward the end of the opening stanza a wrecking-ball left hook connected and put Meeraj down and in a world of trouble. The end came officially at 1:35 of Round 1 and moved Ford to 7-0 with five knockouts. The Alberta product’s last outing in April was an upset win over Manus Boonjumnong in Thailand where he has been training for the last few months.

Weekend action: Oscar Valdez impresses, Benavidez gets past Santana, Gvozdyk and Maidana win!

By Ace Freeman (23-Jul-2016)

Results from around the boxing world.

In a stunningly destructive performance, undefeated top featherweight contender Oscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs) absolutely annihilated previously unbeaten power-puncher Matias Rueda (26-1, 23 KOs) in two rounds on the Crawfor-Posto co-main event on HBO PPV. Valdez came out swinging and despite Rueda looking for the KO himself Valdez was like a shark and threw some devastating power punches that took their toll. A pair of body-shot knockdowns in Round 2 had Rueda in trouble and the bout was stopped, earning Valdez the vacant WBO featherweight world title.

Former WBA interim light welterweight world champion Jose Benavidez Jr. (24-0, 16 KOs) hung on and fended off a spirited effort from hard charging Francisco Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs) Saturday night on HBO PPV. Santana pinned Benavidez on the ropes for most of the fight but the judges largely preferred his accurate counter-punching over Santana’s volume. Despite one ridiculous shut-out score for Benavidez, the other two tallies had him ahead by a more reasonable 96-94 mark to pick up the decision win.

Rising light heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) collected himself after a first round knockdown to get up and stop cagey former world title challenger Tommy Karpency (26-6-1, 15 KOs) in the sixth round of their fight on HBO PPV. Karpency landed a sneaky left that hurt and dropped Gvozdyk but allowed him to recover and five rounds later Gvozdyk pounded Karpency into submission to pick up the TKO win.

Unbeaten prospect Fabian Maidana overcame a slow start and dominated Jorge Maysonet on Saturday’s edition of Premier Boxing Champions, earning a sixth-round TKO.

On Friday’s edition of Showtime, unbeaten super bantamweight Adam Lopez (15-0-1, 7 KOs) and once-beaten Roman Reynoso (18-1-2, 7 KOs) were gridlocked in a ten round draw at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Crawford and Postol on weight for unification bout!

By FightFan.com Staff (22-Jul-2016)

Video courtesy of HBO

Terence Crawford 140 lbs ……. . Viktor Postol 139.5 lbs

Undefeated junior welterweight champions Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford and ‘The Iceman’ Viktor Postol will go mano a mano, in a 12-round world title unification fight, to determine the lineal king of the exciting 140-pound division. The Crawford vs. Postol world championship event will take place this Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

Eye of the Tiger Management acquires InterBox!

By Ace Freeman (21-Jul-2016)

Some big news out of Quebec this week as Eye of the Tiger Management has bought long time Quebec promotional outlet InterBox.

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Quebec based promoter Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM), led by Camille Estephan, announced this week that it had acquired InterBox during a press conference Wednesday morning. InterBox head Jean Bédard explained that this transaction had become necessary over time after spending several decades as a top promoter in Quebec. It has been said that both companies will retain their separate names but will begin operating together immediately.

“[Bédard and InterBox] has led the Quebec boxing on the international scene,” EOTTM head Camille Estephan said. “And thanks to him, we can now compare Montreal to cities such as Las Vegas and New York, he said. Now we take the torch of Quebec boxing and it is for us to hold it high. “

Santa Cruz vs. Frampton: By the Numbers

By FightFan News Wire (21-Jul-2016)

Santa Cruz’s volume & accuracy battles Frampton’s superb jab & defense on Saturday, July 30, LIVE on SHOWTIME® from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The featherweight world championship clash between defending titlist Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated former unified super bantamweight champ Carl Frampton features an unpredictable and potentially explosive mix of styles between two of the world’s top fighters.


Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) will make the second defense of his WBA Featherweight Title against Irish superstar Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs), who relinquished two belts at 122 pounds, when they face off in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader on Saturday, July 30, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Dekada Rejects Jones Jr. Terms for WBU World Cruiserweight Title Fight Against Rob Nichols

By FightFan News Wire (21-Jul-2016)

Press release from Dekada regarding the proposed Roy Jones. Jr vs. Rob Nichols fight

Dekada Premier Fight Night has announced that it could not accept the terms set forth by boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. on a planned fight with Alberta’s own Rob Nichols for the WBU World Cruiserweight Title. Set to be the biggest Canadian pro boxing event in decades, the fight was to take place at Northlands Coliseum (formerly Rexall Place) in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The event has been cancelled.

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Huge light welterweight title unification bout on tap for Saturday as Crawford and Postol clash on HBO PPV!

By FightFan.com Staff (19-Jul-2016)

Video courtesy of HBO

Undefeated junior welterweight champions Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford and ‘The Iceman’ Viktor Postol will go mano a mano, in a 12-round world title unification fight, to determine the lineal king of the exciting 140-pound division. The Crawford vs. Postol world championship event will take place this Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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Canelo vs. Liam Smith is official for Sept. 17 in Dallas!

By FightFan.com Staff (19-Jul-2016)

Video courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Liam Smith, a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Frank Warren and Canelo Promotions, sponsored by “Tecate, BORN BOLD”and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place on Saturday, September 17 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for Canelo vs. Smith will go on sale, Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CDT/1:00 p.m. ET, and are priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, $85, $50 and $40, not including applicable service charges with a total ticket limit of 8 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Additionally, walk up purchases are available at the AT&T Stadium Box Office (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. CT to 5:00 p.m. CT).