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Premier Boxing Champions: Dirrell vs. Rubio and McDonnell vs. Kameda II Sunday, September 6!

By FightFan News Wire (04-Sep-2015)

Video courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) takes on Mexican brawler Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) in a XX-round super middleweight showdown on Sunday, September 6 from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas with televised coverage on CBS Sports beginning at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT/1 p.m. PT.

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Diego De La Hoya vs. Jesus Ruiz tops LA Fight Club!

By FightFan News Wire (04-Sep-2015)

LA FIGHT CLUB: De La Hoya vs. Ruiz, is a 10-round bout for the vacant WBC Youth Featherweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout begins at 5:30 p.m. The Estrella TV broadcast will air live on Friday, September 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions

LA FIGHT CLUB will kick off Labor Day weekend with exciting matchups on Friday, September 4 at the historic Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles and live for the first time on Viernes de Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Fans with tickets to the event will be in for a treat as Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions fighters Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, Carlos “The Solution” Morales, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, Roy “Pit Bull” Tapia, Emilio Sanchez and Nick Arce, will host a special meet and greet with fans ahead of the televised bouts, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Belasco Theater’s Ballroom.

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Quick Jabs: Braehmer-Konrad, Silva-Moreno, Bizzarro Promotions, More!

By GM Ross / CanadianBoxiana.com (03-Sep-2015)

News and notes from around the world!


  • Juergen Braehmer (46-2-0, 34KOs) will defend his WBA “regular” light heavyweight title against the modestly touted Konni Konrad (22-1-1, 11KOs) in Dresden, Germany, on Saturday. Konrad’s only loss came against former WBO super middleweight champ Denis Inkin back in 2006. Sergey Kovalev, however, is considered the “undisputed” champion by the WBA. I’m not sure how the WBA can have two champions while dubbing one of them “undisputed,” but stranger things have happened I suppose.
  • Professional boxing returns to Belize this weekend for the first time in eight long years. hard-hitting Omier Sandino (1-0-0, 1KOs) is likely the reason for the revival. The Belize-based welterweight stopped Miguel Angel Chi (7-14-1, 5KOs) via KO1 in Mexico back in 2014 but hasn’t fought since.
  • Ibeth Zamora Silva (23-5-0, 9KOs) of Mexico puts her WBC light flyweight strap on the line this Saturday in a rubber match with fellow Mexican and former champ Esmerelda Moreno  (31-7-1, 10KOs). Silva won the first fight by split decision, only to drop a majority decision in the rematch.
  • In other Mexican action, WBA minimumweight champ Anabel Ortiz (17-3-0, 3KOs) of Tepic puts her title on the line against Sandra Robles (11-1-0, 5KOs) of Tijuana.
  • Pro boxing returns to Erie, Pennsylvania, this Saturday, September 5, at the Presque Isle Downs Casino. Presented by Bizzarro Promotions, the card features Antonio Nieves (12-0-1, 6KOs) of Cleveland taking on Tae Woong Jung (3-2-2, 3KOs) of Korea in a bantamweight eight rounder, and Wesley Tucker (9-0-0, 7KOs) of Toledo against Nicaraguan vet Wilfredo Acuna (15-17-0, 12KOs) over six rounds or less.

“Training Camp Went Extremely Well”: Antonio Nieves Ready for Jung; Wants Rematch with Stephon Young!

By GM Ross / CanadianBoxiana.com (03-Sep-2015)

GM Ross caught up with bantamweight Antonio “Carita” Nieves who is back in action this weekend!

On Saturday, September 5, bantamweight standout Antonio “Carita” Nieves (12-0-1, 6KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio, makes his much anticipated ring return against Korea’s Tae Woong Jung (3-2-2, 3KOs) for eight rounds or less at the Presque Isle Downs Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania. The fight is part of a big nine bout card organized by Bizzarro Promotions. Recently, Fightfan.com had the pleasure of interviewing Nieves to get his thoughts on Tae Wong Jung, training camp, and his June draw with fellow undefeated prospect Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6KOs).

GM Ross (GMR): Thanks for doing this Antonio! First of all, can you tell us a bit about training camp? Who has been helping you prepare for this fight?

Antonio Nieves (AN): No problem, anytime! Well, this training camp went extremely well. We did everything that we had to do to be in the best shape possible for whatever type of fight my opponent brings to the table. We sparred several people during this camp but the person that we sparred the most and helped me out a lot was Chase Nelson out of Mansfield, OH.

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Dawejko Dominates Visinia to Get Back in in the Heavyweight Mix

By GM Ross / CanadianBoxiana.com (03-Sep-2015)

Joey “The Tank” Dawejko picked up another win last weekend

On Friday, August 28, in what amounted to a must-win tilt for both fighters, Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (16-4-2, 9KOs) of Philadelphia blasted out once-beaten Natu Visinia (11-2-0, 9KOs) in under a round, catapulting himself back into regional contention.

A former national amateur champion, Dawejko suffered a major setback last May, dropping a hard-fought unanimous decision to cross-city rival Amir Mansour (22-1-0, 16KOs) for the Pennsylvania Heavyweight Championship. But “The Tank” has kept on rolling, right on over Robert Dunton (11-15-1, 6KOs) and Visinia, who lasted a combined 1:46 with Dawejko.

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Canada’s Janks Trotter added to Mayweather-Berto card!

By Darren Hauck (31-Aug-2015)

Courtesy of Darren Hauck of Alberta Professional Boxing, a news update regarding Lethbridge’s Janks Trotter

Photo courtesy of FanBase Promotions

Current Canadian middleweight champion has been added to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 12. Trotter (9-1-1, 9 KOs) will be taking on Ohio’s Christopher Pearson (12-0, 9 KOs) in a middleweight contest scheduled for ten rounds. Pearson is a former USA Olympic hopeful with a stellar amateur career while Trotter has over 90 amateur fights under his belt. Both fighter can bang as is apparent by their hight knockout percentages. The two also have a common opponent (Arturo Crispin). Trotter had a draw and a KO win over Crispin while Pearson scored a TKO victory. It’s a great matchup for fans as both fighters are KO artists so it’s doubtful this one goes the distance. When it’s all said and done either Trotter will hand Pearson his first pro defeat or the American will add a victory over the current Canadian champ to his resume. No doubt, whoever wins this one will be a hot commodity moving forward. All the best to you Janks!

WATCH Rob Nichols vs. David Whittom Canadian “Fight of the Year” candidate and tell us who you think won

By FightFan.com Staff (30-Aug-2015)

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Courtesy of Dekada, check out this recently released video of the epic cruiserweight slug-fest between Alberta’s Rob Nichols and Quebec’s David Whittom from Aug. 21 in Calgary, Canada. In a bout that featured many momentum swings, both men hurt each other several times over only to come roaring back. After six rounds were in the books Nichols was awarded a split decision by scores of 58-55 and 58-56 with the third card in Whittom’s favour 58-55. We encourage you to watch the bout and read on to cast your vote on who you thought won and share your thoughts in our comment section.

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Highlights: Santa Cruz tops Mares in a barn burner!

By FightFan.com Staff (30-Aug-2015)


In a battle of Southern California featherweights, Leo ‘El Terremoto’ Santa Cruz, (31-0-1, 17 KOs) defeated Abner Mares, (29-2-1, 15 KOs) by majority decision in a fight reminiscent of Mexican wars between boxing legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales on Saturday night. Scores tallied 117-111 twice and 114-114 in front of a raucous crowd of 13,109 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles for the Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN main event.

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Watch Canadian Denton Daley’s “KO of the Year” candidate stoppage on another thrilling United Promotions card!

By Ace Freeman (30-Aug-2015)


Video courtesy of Kyle Murtland / Instagram.com/drphilosophical

Brampton, Ontario’s Denton Daley (14-1, 7 KOs) returned to action with a BANG Saturday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario when he scored a telling one-punch KO of Italy based Romanian Giulian Ilie (20-10-2, 6 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout. Daley ended the fight with a telling right hand bomb (seen in the above video) in the second round of a bout that served as the main event on the latest outing by United Promotions. In other action lightweight Steve Wilcox scored a dominant win over Argentina’s Luis Juarez via eight round unanimous decision, junior middleweight Kevin Higson stopped Frank Cotroni after five rounds, Ryan Young battered Krisztian Santa on route to a fifth round TKO win, Tim Cronin pounded out a majority decision over Francois Miville and Aurey Cox pitched a four round shut-out over Steve Rainford. Stay tuned for more!

Steve Claggett and Stuart McLellan officially announce their Sept. 18 Canadian title fight at Grand Opening of Red Deer and District Boxing Club in Alberta!

By Ace Freeman (30-Aug-2015)

Photos courtesy of Red Deer and District Boxing Club

Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett of Calgary, Alberta and Williams Lake BC’s Stuart McLellan were on hand in Red Deer Saturday evening where the two officially announced their Sept. 18 national title bout at a great event that supported local grass roots boxing. The Red Deer and District Boxing Club held it’s Grand Opening and Claggett and McLellan drove in from Calgary and Edmonton respectively to attend the event where they posed for photos and signed autographs for the locals and children in attendance. Both fighters worked out before the eager crowd of onlookers before posing in an intense stare-down while their upcoming bout was officially announced. The match will headline “Teofista Boxing Series 17″ Sept. 18 at Calgary’s Deerfoot Inn & Casino. A limited number of tickets and tables are still available at Ticketzone.com.

Santa Cruz wins battle of Los Angeles, Mosley stops Mayorga with a liver shot!

By Joe Bruiser (29-Aug-2015)

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In a high octane brawl that thrilled the fans packed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) won a majority decision over former sparring partner and local rival Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs). The bout was a long time coming, and lived up to all the expectations as both fighters went right at each other from beginning to end. Mares fought very aggressively from the opening bell, backing Santa Cruz up and landing with authority, but Santa Cruz started to even things up in Round 2. Both fighters were cut from an accidental head butt in Round 3. As the rounds wore on it was Santa Cruz who seemed a little more comfortable with the pace and style of fight, as he found success with his jab and held his own in the exchanges on the inside. Mares continued to swarm Santa Cruz in the late rounds but wasn’t able to do enough damage to slow Santa Cruz down. The fans in attedance were on their feet in Round 12 as the two warriors continued to exchange bombs. The official scorecards were read as 114-114, and 117-111 x 2 for Santa Cruz, who deservedly walked away with a victory in one of the better fights of 2015.

Shane Mosley KO 6 Ricardo Mayorga

‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) scored his second knockout victory over Nicaragua’s Ricardo Mayorga (31-9-1, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Mosley looked sharper from the opening bell and had little difficulty catching Mayorga with jabs and right hands through the early going. Mayorga’s apparent size advantage and excellent chin helped him absorb Mosley’s bombs early on, and he once again showed his bravado in Round 3 when he let Mosley tee off with huge shots while keeping his hands by his side. By the fifth round Mayorga was bleeding from his right eye and his face was visibly starting to swell. Sensing he needed to work his way back in the fight Mayorga started to exchange with Mosley  and in Round 6 he managed to land a couple of chopping right hands that sent Mosley careening towards the ropes. Mayorga followed up with a hard left hook  that rocked Mosley again, but that was as close as he would get. Mosley got the better of an exchange of  body shots late in the round and sent Mayorga to his knee with a hard left hook to the liver. Mayorga stayed on his hands and knees as referee reached the count of ten with only a second left on the clock.

Mares and Santa Cruz collide on ESPN Saturday!

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

PBC on ESPN presents the highly anticipated showdown between featherweights Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz this Saturday night LIVE from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.


Video courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions

Mayweather spars for media to promote Berto fight: “I expect a hell of a fight from Andre Berto!”

By FightFan News Wire (27-Aug-2015)

Video courtesy Showtime

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) opened up the Mayweather Boxing Club on Wednesday for his last media day ever as he prepares for the last fight of a celebrated 19-year career. He will defend his WBC and WBA Welterweight World Championships against power-punching, two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

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Teofista Boxing Series 17: Claggett-McLellan Canadian title clash headlines another great night of action in Calgary, AB!

By Ace Freeman (27-Aug-2015)

Pro boxing will return to Calgary, Canada on Friday Sept. 18 when Teofista Boxing Series 17 goes down at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. Claggett and McLellan are set to officially announce the bout this Saturday at the Grand Opening of the Red Deer and District Boxing Club!

Professional boxing is set to return to Calgary, Canada with a BANG on Friday Sept. 18 when Teofista Boxing presents the seventeenth instalment of it’s popular Teofista Boxing Series at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett will return to action just four weeks removed from his Aug. 21 bout, a third round TKO victory over France’s Stephane Benito. The main event will be a Canadian title fight between Claggett and once-beaten Williams Lake, British Columbia warrior Stuart McLellan. It was announced Thursday that Claggett and McLellan will be on hand this Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Grand Opening of the Red Deer and District Boxing Club (beginning at 5:30 PM at 4940 54 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta) to officially announce the bout and partipate in an open workout for the fans and media in attendance. Local fans in the Red Deer area are encouraged to attend. Read on for more information on the exciting undercard on tap for Sept. 18.

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Canada’s Denton Daley returns Saturday vs. Giulian Ilie, Wilcox, Higson, Cotroni, Young, Cronin and more round out exciting United Promotions card in Mississauga!

By Ace Freeman (27-Aug-2015)

Professional boxing is set to return to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario with a BANG Aug. 29 as United Boxing Promotions presents a card jam packed with Canadian talent!

Video courtesy of David Motta / United Boxing Promotions

Brampton, Ontario’s Denton Daley (13-1, 6 KOs) is back in action Aug. 29 as United Boxing Promotions returns to the fight frenzied Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario with another great night of fistic action. Daley will take on Italy based Romanian Giulian Ilie (20-9-2, 6 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout scheduled for twelve rounds. This will be the popular Canadian’s second fight of 2015 as he looks to continue on the comeback trail after a November 2014 setback to Youri Kayembre Kalenga in a thrilling bout contested for the interim WBA World cruiserweight title. The card will also feature a plethora of Canadian talent with lightweight Steven Wilcox taking on Luis Armando Juare and a Canadian junior middleweight title fight between Kevin Higson and Francesco Cotroni. Other names set to see action are Ryan Young, Tim Cronin, Steve Rainford and Aurey Cox. A limited number of tickets are still available at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

Mosley-Maorga II to go through this Saturday, fighters brawl Tuesday as Mayorga slaps Mosley’s girlfriends’ behind!

By FightFan News Wire (26-Aug-2015)

Video courtesy of TMZ

Future Hall-of-Fame Boxer ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley has more than just one fight on his hands with the announcement of his independently promoted Pay-Per-View and live boxing match against Ricardo Mayorga on Saturday, August 29th at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. The fight had been in doubt in recent weeks as Mosley battled Don King in court over Mayorga’s promotional status, but news broke Tuesday the issue was resolved and the fight would be allowed to move forward. In addition to his upcoming battle in the ring, Mosley is also the solo promoter of this comeback grudge match. Through his independent promotion, Mosley is fighting, not only to overthrow his opponent, but to challenge the monopoly of big shot promoters. Mosley insists that powerful promoters often take away from the sport with their internal politics and make the big fights inaccessible to the general fan base. Mosley’s promotion company, GoBox Promotions, will broadcast Mosley v Mayorga 2 live at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT on Pay-Per-View in the USA and Canada via all cable and satellite providers for under $50. This way, Mosley has made the fight affordable for the majority of boxing fans, while still being able to recoup his million dollar investment.

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