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Showtime: Fonfara vs. Ngumbu Final Presser Quotes!

By FightFan News Wire (31-Oct-2014)

Virtually all corners of the world were represented at Thursday’s final press conference at the W Hotel in Chicago for this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition tripleheader from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition This Saturday, Nov. 1, Live On SHOWTIME® At 9 p.m. ET/PT From UIC Pavilion In Chicago

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Warsaw, Poland native and Chicago favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) will square off with Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KOs), of Toulouse, France by way of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the 10-round light heavyweight main event, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In the co-feature, undefeated WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda will make the third defense of his 118-pound title against interim titlist and mandatory challenger Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez. Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs) is a native of Mexico City, Mexico, while Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) is Japanese but has been training in Mexico since he was 15 years old. “El Mexicanito” translates to the “The Little Mexican” while “Payasito” translates to “Little Clown.”

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Canadian KO artist David Lemieux set to headline HBO in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 6 in a barnburner vs. Gabriel Rosado!

By FightFan News Wire (30-Oct-2014)

Photo Credit: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

maple-leaf-iconGolden Boy Promotions returns to its East Coast home – Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, December 6 with a special HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader. In the 12-round main event, rising Canadian star David Lemieux will defend his NABF Middleweight Title against the no nonsense Philadelphian warrior “King” Gabriel Rosado. Plus, unbeaten Californian Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. takes on his toughest challenge yet in the form of Texas’ James “The King” De La Rosa. Rounding out the televised card is a pair of junior welterweight sluggers as Thomas “El Frances” Dulorme takes on “Hammerin” Hank Lundy in junior welterweight action.

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Integrated Sports Media to distribute Bute-Bolonti, Pascal-George Dec 6 PPV in United States!

By FightFan News Wire (30-Oct-2014)

maple-leaf-iconIntegrated Sports Media (ISM), North America’s undisputed leader of major boxing pay-per-view distribution, announced today that it will deliver the “Bute vs. Bolonti” double feature to United States fans, Saturday, December 6, live from historic Bell Centre in Montreal.Bute vs. Bolonti is being distributed in the U.S. by ISM for live viewing at 8:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian “Le Tombeaur” Bute (31-2, 24 KOs), currently the World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 5 world rated light heavyweight, headlines in a 10/12 round bout against former world title challenger Roberto “La Bestia” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs). In the 10/12 round co-feature, former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will risk his world No. 1 ranking against Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 22 KOs), fighting out of Chicago.

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Boxing’s “Batman” is Canadian super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite!

By FightFan News Wire (30-Oct-2014)

Boxing has its “Superman” — World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson — and from the same country, ironically, comes “Batman” — world super middleweight contender Schiller Hyppolite (13-0-1, 9 KOs).

Photo: Pierre Lavoie - Way Productions

28-year-old Schiller Hyppolite, like Adonis Stevenson, was born in Haiti and he also lives in Montreal. Hyppolite has won eight straight fights and is world rated by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) at No. 15, as well as No. 19 by the WBC.

The multi-talented boxer-puncher headlines a show November 21, presented by his promoter Camille Estephan’s company, Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM), streaming live in high definition on www.punchinggrace.com from Colisee Cardin in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Hyppolite faces Alan Campa (10-1, 7 KOs) in the 12-round main event for the vacant IBF North American and WBC Continental Americas 168-pound titles.

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Tomoki Kameda Defends Against Alejandro Hernandez & The Return of Andrzej Fonfara, Saturday, Nov. 1 on SHOWTIME!

By FightFan News Wire (30-Oct-2014)

Undefeated WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda will make the third defense of his title against interim titlist and mandatory challenger Alejandro Hernandez on Saturday, Nov. 1, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT) in the co-feature of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition. In the main event of the tripleheader, popular light heavyweight contender Andrzej “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Fonfara will return to his adopted hometown against experienced veteran Doudou Ngumbu in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown from UIC Pavilion at University of Illinois-Chicago. The SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition event on Saturday, Nov. 1 is set to take place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.; live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

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Malik Scott vs. Alex Leapai Friday in Australia!

By FightFan News Wire (29-Oct-2014)

Former world title challenger Alex Leapai will clash with former Junior Olympics and Junior World Amateur champion Malik Scott this Friday, Oct. 31 at Friday 31 October Logan Metro Sports Centre in Queensland, Australia. In a losing effort vs. Wladimir Klitschko last April Leapai was the first Australian in 106 years to fight for the world heavyweight title. From Austria to Australia, the flamboyant American heavyweight Scott fulfilled his duties as sparring partner for Klitschko before jetting into Brisbane to ink a deal to take on hometown hero, Leapai. The Leapai-Malik Scott bout marks a world-class confrontation between two boxers hungry for redemption.

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Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitry Sukhotskiy Dec. 19!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Oct-2014)

Universally recognized light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson is now officially set to return Dec. 19 against Dmitry ‘The Hunter’ 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 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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Manny Pacquiao insists he’s not looking past Algieri

By FightFan News Wire (27-Oct-2014)

Fighter of the Decade and boxing’s only eight-division world champion MANNY ‘Pacman’ PACQUIAO put on an awesome display at his Media Workout on Friday. He also took the time, along with his team, to speak to the international media.

Photo Credit:Chris Farina / Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao: “I think I have a way if Algieri throws a lot of jabs. I can move faster than him so I don’t need to worry about that. We started hard and we practice hard in the gym – different styles and different strategies and I believe we can use it in the fight.”

“We cannot go into the fight thinking about the knockout. A knockout will not change the result of the fight as long as we get the win. What we are trying to do right now is to get the focus in training and for the fight that people want to see. Chris Algieri is a very dangerous fighter and we are taking nothing for granted in this training camp.”

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Less than two weeks away from Hopkins-Kovalev!

By FightFan.com Staff (26-Oct-2014)

Video courtesy of HBO

Courtesy of HBO, check out the exciting official preview spot for “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev” to get a feel for this intriguing upcoming light heavyweight clash of titans. “Hopkins vs. Kovalev” is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Corona Extra, AT&T, Hortitsia Vodka and Mexico, Live it To Believe It!. Ali vs. Abregu is a 10-round welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Jose Ramirez and Andy Ruiz win big in Fresno!

By FightFan.com Staff (25-Oct-2014)

Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

There was no shortage of action Saturday night during Top Rank’s Unimas Solo Boxeo event in Fresno, Ca. Rising welterweight Jose Ramirez improved to 12-0 (9 KOs) after knocking out David Rodela (17-10-4, 7 KOs) at 0:50 seconds of the first round with a beautiful right hook above the temple in the evening’s main event. In other action, heavyweight buzz-saw Andy Ruiz (23-0, 17 KOs) battered Kenny Lemos (12-9, 8 KOs) right out of the gate and forced the referee to stop the action at the 2:18 mark of the first round.

Trotter, Carman and Louis win Canadian titles in Toronto!

By FightFan.com Staff (25-Oct-2014)

maple-leaf-iconQuick results from the Mattamy Events Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario’s own Dillon Carman KO’s Eric Martel Bahoeli in the seventh round to capture the vacant Canada heavyweight title. Alberta’s Janks Trotter annihilates Walid Smichet in 58 seconds of the first round to capture the vacant Canadian middleweight title. Quebec’s Sylvera Louis pounds out an eight round majority decision over Didier Bence to claim the vacant Canadian cruiserweight crown. The card was presented by Les Woods of Global Legacy Boxing and was presided over by the Ontario Athletic Commission. Emcee duties for the first class event were preformed by Quebec’s golden voice, Pierre Bernier. More info to come. Results courtesy of Boxrec.com

Saturday Scorecard: ‘Storm’ Alvarez defeats Liebenberg, Murray sets up ‘GGG’ fight, Coyle ices Katsidis, more!

By Ace Freeman (25-Oct-2014)

Saturday action from around the boxing world!

In an important clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, Quebec’s Eleider ‘Storm’ Alvarez (16-0, 9 KOs) secured a TKO victory over Ryno Liebenberg (16-1, 11 KOs) when the bout was stopped due to a cut from punches. Alvarez dropped Liebenberg in Round six to underline the victory. The exciting bout took place at the Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Middleweight Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a big win today… The deal has been signed – unbeaten WBA, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) of Kazakhstan will fight top-rated Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of the UK in Monte Carlo on February 21. Golden Gloves and K2 Promotions announced the bout minutes after Murray’s successful WBC Silver belt defence against Domenico Spada in Monaco on Saturday where he scored a seventh round technical decision win.

Huge KO alert: lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) destroyed Australia’s Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a beautiful left hook counter in the second round earlier today at the Hull Arena in Hull, England.

Undefeated bantamweight Randy Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Stuey Hall (16-4-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in Monte Carlo to capture the vacant IBF bantamweight title.

Rising middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs) set the table for a grudge match with countryman Billy Joe Saunders when he picked up a second round TKO over and out-gunned Omar Siala (23-18-3, 10 KOs) today in the UK.

Fight Night in Toronto: Trio of Canadian Title Fights this Saturday Featuring Bahoeli-Carman, Trotter-Smichet, and Louis-Bence!

By Ben Rasofsky (24-Oct-2014)

Pro boxing returns to Toronto, Ontario with a bang as Global Legacy Boxing proudly presents it’s first fight card TOMORROW, Oct 25th, 2015 at the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. The main even is for the heavyweight championship of Canada and the card includes six pro bouts. Door open at Noon with the first bout starting at 1:30 p.m.!

maple-leaf-iconOn Saturday, October 25, Global Legacy Boxing (GLB) brings big time Canadian pugilism back to Toronto, Ontario, with a five fight card at the Mattamy Events Centre (Old Maple Leaf Garden’s). This is the first event, outside the annual Shaw Festival, to provide top-notch professional boxing in downtown Toronto. Although “The Shaw” routinely raises large sums of money for charity by restricting attendance to Toronto’s rich and powerful, the major knock on the event is it’s exclusiveness, which prevents the general public from attending. I’m happy to announce that GLB will be opening its doors to all paying customers, with tickets starting at $55. The tickets are a bit more than other shows, but other shows don’t typically stage three national championship fights. That’s right, GLB – in their very first show – is staging three well-matched Canadian title bouts. Well worth the price of admission!

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Pascal vs. George official for Dec.6, Pascal signs multi-fight deal with Interbox

By Joe Bruiser (22-Oct-2014)

Jean Pascal will return to the ring for the second time in 2014 against hard hitting Donovan George Dec.6 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Jean Pascal By Joe Bruisermaple-leaf-iconFormer light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) has signed a four fight promotional deal with Interbox Promotions, with the first fight of the deal taking place on Interbox’s Dec.6 card at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC on the undercard of Bute vs. Bolonti. Pascal’s opponent will be Donovan George (26-4-2, 22 KOs).

After months of promotional problems, which derailed a proposed September fight against Tavoris Cloud, the Dec.6 fight against George will mark the first time Pascal has fought twice in one calendar year since 2010. The Interbox deal should also provide other high profile fights for Pascal, who recently dominated Lucian Bute over 12 rounds in the biggest selling domestic fight in Canadian history.

“I am very happy to be fighting George. He took Adonis Stevenson to the 12th round and I plan to do better so that fight fans can use this as a measuring stick for an eventual fight between Stevenson and I.” - Jean Pascal

“24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev” — watch Episode 1 in full!

By FightFan.com Staff (21-Oct-2014)

Video courtesy of HBO

Courtesy of HBO, check out the first episode of “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev” to get a feel for this intriguing upcoming light heavyweight clash of titans. “Hopkins vs. Kovalev” is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Corona Extra, AT&T, Hortitsia Vodka and Mexico, Live it To Believe It!. Ali vs. Abregu is a 10-round welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Quick Jabs: David Lemieux vs. Gabe Rosado Dec. 6, Khan-Alexander and Bradley-Chaves on duelling cards Dec. 13!

By Ace Freeman (20-Oct-2014)

News & notes from this week in the world of boxing.


  • Canadian KO artist David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KOs) has announced via his social media that his next bout will take place December 6 against Gabriel Rosado (21-8, 13 KOs) in the United States. It is a Golden Boy card set to take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York slated for HBO.
  • Former two-division world champion TIMOTHY ‘Desert Storm’ BRADLEY JR. returns to the ring where he will battle one-time interim welterweight world champion DIEGO ‘La Joya’ CHAVES in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on HBO World Championship Boxing®.
  • Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander is on tap for Dec. 13 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas pegged for Showtime. Rumours had been circulating that Khan may have been lined up to face Keith Thurman but the news of the Alexander clash likely quashes that. The date is an interesting one as the Golden Boy card looks set to go up against Top Rank’s Bradley-Chaves HBO card despite the amicable relations between the two promoters as of late.