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Superman Reigns Supreme: Adonis Stevenson KO’s Dmitry Sukhotskiy in five to retain linear light heavyweight crown!

By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)

Adonis Stevenson KO 5 Dmitry Sukhotskiy

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

maple-leaf-iconWorld Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) took his time and then scored a sensational fifth round KO of Russian challenger Dmitry ‘The Hunter’ Sukhotskiy (22-3, 16 KOs) in the main event Friday night on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. Stevenson boxed from a tight defensive stance in the early going and used good ring generalship to take away the challenger’s jab and opportunities to land a right hand. The defending champion dropped Sukhotskiy with a big left hand early but the Russian showed a lot of heart and resolve to keep fighting on. In Round 5 Stevenson found the mark again with his left hand and dropped Sukhotskiy hard. Once again he got up and was sent down a second time. After surviving a few more moments on nothing but courage, a final left hand bomb sent him to the deck for good and the bout was waived off at the 2:42 mark of the fifth giving Stevenson the pure fifth round KO win. ‘Superman’ defended his WBC and linear titles with the win and now looks poised to face the winner of the March 14 bout between unified champion Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal in Montreal.


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Renan St-Juste kicks off his promotional career picking up a TKO win in ‘Boxe Mania Promotions’ debut gala!

By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)

Photo by Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Veteran Quebec middleweight contender Renan St-Juste (25-4-1, 17 KOs) may be in the twilight of his illustrious pro career as a prize fighter, but the Repentigny native kicked off his promotional career with a bang headlining the inaugural show for his new outfit ‘Boxe Mania Promotions’ Friday night at the Repentigny Arena in Repentigny, Quebec. St-Juste picked up a TKO victory in the main event when he stopped Ghana’s Mohammed Akrong in Round 8. In the exciting co-featured bout, the Congo’s Jesus Singwancha scored an upset six round majority decision over the always exciting Laval based Roody Pierre-Paul by scores of 58-56 and 60-54 with the third card even at 57-57. The gala was a huge success and was seen around the world on GFL.TV courtesy of our friend Pierre Lavoie of Way Productions. The emcee duties were admirably preformed by renowned Quebec announcer Pierre Bernier. Read on for quick results from the six other exciting bouts that were on the card!

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JoJo Dan edges Kevin Bizier again via split decision!

By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)

JoJo Dan W SD Kevin Bizier

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maple-leaf-iconCanadian-based Romanian Ionut ‘JoJo’ Dan Ion (34-2, 18 KOs) just scored a split decision victory over Quebec’s Kevin Bizier (23-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round IBF welterweight eliminator in the co-featured bout of a four-fight telecast, live on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. Just like their first bout in late 2013, the rematch was a good back and forth battle with many close rounds between the two welterweight warriors. Bizier had the edge early in the fight but Dan came on hard in the second half and finished strong. Bizier scored a knockdown to secure a two point round in the seventh, but Dan got up and fought back hard to kick off his late rally. After twelve exciting rounds were in the book, scores were read as 114-113 Bizier and 115-112 and 114-113 for Dan. With the victory Dan now looks poised to face full IBF 147 pound champion Kell Brook some time in 2015. Dan did say barring that title challenge he would be willing to face Bizier a third bout.

Andre Dirrell and Custio Clayton win in early Quebec action!

By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)

Early results from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada.

maple-leaf-icon In an IBF super middleweight elimination bout, 168-pound contender Andre ‘The Matrix’ Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) dominated and largely toyed with Derek Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs) in a co-feature bout on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. Dirrell dominated every round but didn’t have the power to put the durable Edwards out of his misery. After twelve rounds were in the books scores were 119-109, 120-108, and 119-107, all for Michigan’s Andre Dirrell.

The best amateur boxer in Canada for more than five years, Custio Clayton, successfully made his pro debut Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, where he won a four round unanimous devision over Sophyan Haoud by scores of 39-37 and 40-36 (x2). The leader of the Canadian National Team in recent years, Clayton captured six national titles. He represented Canada at many international tournaments including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and 2014 in Glasgow, 2013 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan and 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan, highlighted by his participation in the 2012 Olympics in London. His victory on Friday moves him to 1-0 as a professional and there is no doubt his promoter GYM has big plans for him in 2015.

Light middleweight Sebastien Bouchard scored a sixth round TKO victory over Cedric Spera.

Featherweight Vislan Dalkhaev scored a four round unanimous decion over Csaba Toth.

Beterbiev gets off the canvass to TKO Page in two!

By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)

Artur Beterbiev TKO 2 Jeff Page Jr.

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

maple-leaf-iconWBA No. 10 light heavyweight contender, two-time Russian Olympian sensation Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KOs) returned to action for the first time since destroying the vastly more experienced Tavoris Cloud Friday night when he blitzed previous unbeaten Jeff Page Jr.at the Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, as seen live on Showtime. Beterbiev started somewhat cold and took a few minutes to feel out the awkward Page Jr, and managed to get caught off balance in the closing moments of the first round, crediting the visitor with a flash knockdown. Undeterred, Beterbiev went back to the game plan in the second and dropped Page several times before the bout was waived off giving the Canadian based Russian the big TKO victory.


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Adonis Stevenson and Dmitry Sukhotskiy ready for war!

By FightFan News Wire (19-Dec-2014)


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WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 Rounds

Adonis Stevenson – 174 ½ Pounds
Dmitry Sukhotskiy – 173 ½ Pounds

IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR (No. 1 Spot) – 12 Rounds

Jo Jo Dan – 146 ¾ Pounds
Kevin Bizier – 146 ¾ Pounds

 IBF SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT ELIMINATOR (No. 2 Spot) – 12 Rounds

Andre Dirrell – 167 ¾ Pounds
Derek Edwards – 167 Pounds

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT – 10 Rounds

Artur Beterbiev – 174 ½ Pounds
Jeff Page Jr. – 174 ¼ Pounds

maple-leaf-iconStevenson vs. Sukhotskiy, a 12-round light heavyweight bout for Stevenson’s WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship, will air live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) in the main event SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. In the co-feature, Jo Jo Dan will face Kevin Bizier in a 12-round IBF welterweight eliminator. Also on the card, Andre Dirrell will face Derek Edwards in a 12-round IBF super middleweight elimination bout and Artur Beterbiev will take on Jeff Page Jr. in a 10-round light heavyweight scrap. The event is presented by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron.

Renan St Juste and Roody Pierre-Paul return to action tonight in Boxe Mania Promotions’ debut gala in Quebec!

By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)

Pro boxing returns to Repentigny, Quebec tonight with the debut gala from newly founded Boxe Mania Promotions!

Veteran Quebec middleweight contender Renan St Juste (24-4-1, 16 KOs) may be in the twilight of his illustrious pro career as a prize fighter, but the Repentigny native is looking to get his feet wet in the world of promoting and management tonight when his newly formed Boxe Mania Promotions company puts on their debut gala tonight at the Repentigny Arena in Repentigny, Quebec. St Juste will headline the card taking on Ghana’s Mohammed Akrong in the main event. In an exciting co-featured bout, always exciting Laval based Roody Pierre-Paul (9-2, 5 KOs) will take on the Congo’s Jesus Singwancha in a lightweight bout. For a full lineup, check out the billing on Boxrec.com and for information about watching live visit GFL.TV where our friend Pierre Lavoie of Way Productions will be on site bringing you the best videography the Canadian boxing game has to offer. For more information about seeing the show live in Repentigny, visit BMP Promotions on Facebook.

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Words before War: Jo Jo Dan and Kevin Bizier ready to throw down one more time this Friday on Showtime!

By FightFan News Wire (17-Dec-2014)

Jo Jo Dan and Kevin Bizier spoke out the final press conference at Houston’s Bar & Grill in Quebec City on Wednesday just two days before their awaited rematch on the undercard of this Friday’s SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from Pepsi Coliseum.

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

maple-leaf-icon Kevin Bizier: “I’m ready for everything. I’m ready for a war. I’ve been ready since the last fight. Whatever he brings to the table, I will be one step ahead. It was the best training camp since I turned professional. I’m happy with where I am and I feel I did everything necessary to walk out of the ring with a victory.”

Jo Jo Dan: “I’m more prepared than I was for the first fight [against Bizier in November 2013]. I’m in better shape, both physically and mentally. I expect it to be a great fight. I’m going to put on a great performance to win the fight.

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Fast rising light heavyweight threat Artur Beterbiev returns Friday for the first time since destroying Tavoris Cloud!

By FightFan News Wire (17-Dec-2014)

Don’t miss surging light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev taking on Jeff Page Jr. this Friday Live on SHOWTIME®

Photo: Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

maple-leaf-icon WBA No. 10 light heavyweight contender, two-time Russian Olympian sensation Artur Beterbiev (6-0, 6 KOs) returns to action for the first time since destroying the vastly more experienced Tavoris Cloud when he takes on unbeaten Jeff Page Jr. this Friday Live on SHOWTIME® From Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, Canada. The bout will be a co-featured attraction to Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) taking on Russian challenger Dmitry ‘The Hunter’ Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) in the main event.

“My main goal isn’t to knock him out, it’s to win the fight.” Beterbiev said at Wednesday’s press conference in Quebec. “If I do everything right then the fight will end in a knockout. I’d like to fight for a world championship and become a world champion in 2015.”

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Pascal vs. Kovalev official for March 14 in Montreal!

By FightFan News Wire (17-Dec-2014)

Jean Pascal vs. Sergey Kovalev is set for March 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal with tickets on sale as of Dec. 20!

maple-leaf-iconMain-Events and InterBox announced that the Montréal Bell Centre will host the March 14th 2015 boxing Gala that will feature the reigning unified WBO, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) vs. former WBC, IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs). Tickets to this megafight, which will also be broadcast on HBO World Championship Boxing throughout the United States, go on sale Saturday, December 20th 2014 as of 10 AM. A press conference is scheduled to take place early next week.

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Adonis Stevenson: “I am focused on Friday and will win by KO… and then my plan is to face Kovalev in 2015!”

By FightFan News Wire (16-Dec-2014)

maple-leaf-iconUniversally recognized light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson came face to face with his opponent for Dec. 19, Dmitry Sukhotskiy today in Quebec. See what the fighters had to say and tune in Friday on Showtime for the quadrupleheader that begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT!

Adonis Stevenson: “I’m going to win by knockout. Emmanuel (Steward) always told me that knockouts sell, so I’m going to win by knockout. It’s going to be a short night on SHOWTIME. My plan is to face (Sergey) Kovalev in 2015. But first we need to focus and win this fight. Then we can talk 2015.”

Dmitry Sukhotskiy: “He looked nervous at the podium, like he wasn’t ready to fight. But I am ready to fight. I’m not going to say that he is underestimating me because I’ll show that in the ring. I came here to win; I came here to bring the world title back to Russia.” (Above Photo credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME)

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Pacquiao keeps the pressure on Floyd with Tuesday Tweet: “Don’t be a humbug, lets give the fans the fight they want!”

By FightFan.com Staff (16-Dec-2014)

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Fighter of the Decade and World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, Congressman Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, took to his twitter feed this morning to keep the pressure on his nemesis and arch rival Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather regarding a long awaited potential 2015 showdown between the two superstars. Pacquiao cautioned Floyd not to be a “Humbug” (hum·bug noun : language or behaviour that is false or meant to deceive people : someone or something that is not honest or true) and pressured him to sign on to face him in 2015 in the super-fight the sporting world has been salivating over for years. Both sides have stated they want the fight and a recent interview Mayweather did on Showtime saw him say he wants to fight Pacquiao in his next fight on May 2. The two sides continue to banter and posture, but hopefully where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Stay tuned!

Adonis Stevenson looks to close 2014 with a BANG Friday on Showtime! Beterbiev, Bizier-Dan, Dirrell in action too!

By Ace Freeman (15-Dec-2014)

Universally recognized light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson is looking to close out the year with a bang this Friday, Dec. 19 against Dmitry Sukhotskiy in Quebec live on Showtime Championship Boxing!

maple-leaf-icon World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs), the The Ring Magazine and ESPN’s 2013 Fighter of the Year and 2013 Knockout of the Year winner, returns to the ring this Friday, December 19 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec to face Russian challenger Dmitry ‘The Hunter’ Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs),

“THE REIGN OF SUPERMAN,” featuring the world light heavyweight championship between Stevenson and Sukhotskiy, is presented by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron. Stevenson’s fourth world title defense will be against Sukhotskiy, who is world rated by all four major governing bodies: WBC #7, WBO # 8, WBA # 7 and IBF # 11.

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Irish Eyes are Smiling: Andy Lee’s improbable world title victory has him a “Fighter of the Year” candidate!

By Ace Freeman (14-Dec-2014)

Ace Freeman looks back at this weekend’s feel-good story of Ireland’s Andy Lee capturing the WBO middleweight title to fulfil his dream of winning a world championship.

Photo: Team Lee

On Saturday June 7, 2014 things were not looking up for Ireland’s Andy Lee in the middle of the fifth round against once-beaten John Jackson at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York. Bloody but unbowed he was behind several rounds and looked under pressure as the heavy punching Jackson was really starting to pour it on. Lee absorbed several big blows and was sent stumbling into the ropes. The crowd went wild. Just when it looked like defeat was looming the retreating Irishman sprung forward and caught the advancing Jackson on the re-set button with a picturesque right hook that flattened him leaving him unconscious on the mat.

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WBC Champ Bermane Stiverne Defends Against KO Artist Deontay Wilder Jan. 17 On Showtime At MGM in Las Vegas!

By FightFan News Wire (14-Dec-2014)

WBC world heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne is set to defend his title against unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder on Saturday, Jan. 17 live on Showtime from the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas.

The most significant heavyweight matchup in the United States in a decade was formally announced on Saturday night. Hard-hitting WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, is set to defend his title against unbeaten knockout specialist and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 17. The potentially explosive bout between the two big-punching heavyweights will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT).

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Pacquiao fires back: “Mayweather can get the (money) amount he wants… he has nowhere to run but fight me now!”

By Ace Freeman (14-Dec-2014)

Manny Pacquiao has responded to the most recent interview by Floyd Mayweather Jr. where the American superstar claimed he is ready to make a fight between the two in May of 2015.

Photo: Ace Freeman

“[Mayweather] has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me,” superstar Manny Pacquiao told AFP Saturday night in the Philippines, responding to Floyd Mayweather’s Friday interview on Showtime. ‘Money’ Mayweather took to the American network airways breaking his silence on the pending super-fight. Mayweather threw down the gauntlet demanding a lion’s share of the money, among other stipulations including the date (May 2nd) and the network (Showtime PPV) in addition to accusing Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum of ‘ducking him for years’.

“Mayweather can get the amount [of money] he wants,” the Filipino charge went on to say. “This fight is about legacy, this is about making the fans happy and, above all, this is for the good of boxing.”

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