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featfight Kovalev vs. Pascal
March 14, 2015
Montreal, QC (HBO)

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Bermane Stiverne
(24-1-1, 21 KOs)
WBC Heavyweight Champion
La Plaine, Haiti

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Miguel Cotto inks alliance with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports and eyes return to the ring June 6 in New York!

By Ace Freeman (05-Mar-2015)

Miguel Cotto has signed an alliance with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is excited to announce a new partnership with Miguel Cotto and ‪Miguel Cotto Promotions‬ on Cotto fights, co-promotion of boxing events in Puerto Rico and other business collaborations in Puerto Rico. That was the statement issued earlier today from the newly formed promotional outfit. Miguel Cotto joined ESPN’s First Take to speak about the alliance.

“I’m happy to announce an alliance between Miguel Cotto Promotions (and our boxers) with Roc Nation Sports,” Cotto said. “We are working on my next fight for June 6 that will probably be here in New York. We’re just working on the opponent now and that will be announced shorty. We couldn’t be happier about this new alliance with Roc Nation”

Video: Pacquiao looks mean and fierce in day three of training despite saying he feels “slow” early in camp!

By FightFan.com Staff (05-Mar-2015)

Boxing returns to network TV Saturday as Premier Boxing Champions presents Thurman-Guerrero and Broner-Molina!

By FightFan News Wire (05-Mar-2015)

The return of prizefighting to primetime network television has finally arrived as the recently announced Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series is set to debut this Saturday, March 7 with an action-packed double main event on NBC, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The inaugural PBC on NBC fight night will feature two spectacular bouts worthy of this historic occasion. In the second main event of the evening, undefeated welterweight knockout artist Keith “One Time” Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) will take on former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs) in a showdown where both men look to prove they are amongst the best fighters in the world on the biggest stage in recent boxing history.

The first main event of the evening will feature one of boxing’s biggest and most compelling stars, former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) facing off against the always exciting John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. (27-5, 22 KOs) in a super lightweight bout that will put the winner at the top of the division.

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McGuinness, Franjic and Ruddock return to action as United Boxing Promotions Ushers in 2015 Season with Huge Card in Mississauga!

By FightFan News Wire (04-Mar-2015)

United Boxing Promotions is proud to announce an action-packed evening of boxing for March 28 at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre. Seven bouts are scheduled, headlined by the return of undefeated featherweight Logan McGuinness (20-0-1, 9KOs) of Orangeville, Ontario, in a ten round clash with Argentina’s Luis Armando Juarez (19-8-2, 4KOs). A former North American champion, McGuinness is looking to fight his way back to a title in 2015, beginning with a win on March 28. Across the ring, the thirty-three year old Juarez will be hungry to jump start his career and make a run for the world title.

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Zou Shiming back in Macau, China Saturday on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (04-Mar-2015)

Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO), from Guizhou, China, is training to become China’s first Olympic champion to win a world title in the professional ranks. Zou challenges Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Si Racha, Thailand, in the main event of The Showdown at Sands, Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. The HBO2 telecast will open with a 10-round NABO junior middleweight title tilt between GLEN TAPIA (22-1, 14 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, and one-time world title challenger DANIEL DAWSON (40-4-1, 26 KOs), of Perth, Australia. Veteran boxing blow-by-blow man and WNBC-TV’s lead sports anchor Bruce Beck and award-winning broadcaster and analyst Rich Marotta will be calling the action from ringside.

Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett Defends Canadian Title Against ‘The Mighty’ Tebor Brosch on April 3 in Calgary, Alberta

By FightFan News Wire (04-Mar-2015)

Official release from Ten Count Publicity with more info on Teofista Boxing’s next show in Calgary, Alberta on April 3 featuring Steve Claggett defending his Canadian title and more!

Teofista Promotions is proud to announce the return of undisputed Canadian welterweight champion Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (20-3-1, 14KOs) in an exciting, ten round, national title defense against former champion “The Mighty” Tebor Brosch (7-6-5, 2KOs) of Mississauga, Ontario, on April 3 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alberta. After a razor thin decision loss to undefeated Russian prospect Konstantin Ponomarev (27-0-0, 13KOs) in January, “The Dragon” is particularly hungry for victory against Brosch, who represents one of the champion’s toughest domestic challenges to date.

“I’m very proud of my performance against Ponomarev,” explained Claggett. “I feel like the decision could have gone either way. Before I head back to the international stage, I need to take care of business here in Canada. I’m excited to be making my mandatory defense against Tebor. He’s been in with the nation’s best and is a former champ. His fights are always exciting, just like mine. Put us in a ring together and there will be fireworks! I think this could be one of the best fights Calgary has seen in a while.”

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Thurman vs. Guerrero and Broner vs. Molina hit prime time on NBC this Saturday March 7th!

By Joe Bruiser (02-Mar-2015)

LIVE on NBC March 7th,  boxing returns to prime time network television for the first time in 30 years as Al Haymon’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ makes it’s debut with an action packed card featuring a highly anticipated welterweight showdown between Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman and Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero, as well as another intriguing bout between junior welterweights Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner and the always exciting John Molina. The telecast is set to start at 8:30 pm ET.

Video courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions

FULL VIDEO: Road to Kovalev-Pascal (HBO Boxing)

By FightFan.com Staff (02-Mar-2015)

In anticipation of their highly anticipated Mar 14th light heavyweight showdown, check out the full length video of the HBO produced ‘Road to Kovalev-Pascal’ preview show.

Video courtesy of HBO Sports

ESPN: All you need to know about Mayweather-Pacquiao!

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

Video courtesy of ESPN

Check out this report from ESPN compiling some of the answers to the most-asked questions regarding the upcoming May 2nd super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao!

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Carl Frampton defends title in Belfast stopping Avalos in 5!

By Ace Freeman (28-Feb-2015)

Carl Frampton TKO 5 Chris Avalos

The fighting pride of Northern Ireland, IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) defended his title moments ago in Belfast with a fifth round stoppage of mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs). The scrappy Frampton delighted hometown fans with a spirited effort in what was an entertaining scrap while it lasted. Avalos was game to engage despite being outgunned and it made for some good exchanges in the early going. The more the two engaged, the more the edge for Frampton was apparent and his attack was relentless. The damage was more pronounced with each passing round and in the fifth the referee had seen enough and rescued the challenger from the onslaught. The impressive win opens the door to higher profile fights for Frampton who always puts on an exciting show with his action style.

Tyson Fury stops Christian Hammer after Round 8!

By Ace Freeman (28-Feb-2015)

Tyson Fury TKO 8 Christian Hammer

Top heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) made easy work of unheralded Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) moments ago at the O2 Arena in London, England where he scored a somewhat anticlimactic stoppage after eight one-sided rounds. Fury boxed well from the outset utilizing a stiff jab and good foot movement for a big man. Switching between orthodox and southpaw, Fury seemed to bedazzle Hammer who struggled to overcome the range to land much of consequence. In the fifth round a beautiful right hand put Hammer on the deck but he collected himself well and fought on as Fury continued to pile up the rounds. Fury continued to use his quick hands and combination punching and after the eighth round came to a close Hammer’s corner elected to pull their man out of the one sided affair. With the win Fury retained his WBO International heavyweight title and now looks poised for a potential title shot against Wladimir Klitschko later this year.

Eubank Jr. halts previously unbeaten Chudinov in 12!

By Ace Freeman (28-Feb-2015)

Chris Eubank Jr. TKO 12 Dmitry Chudinov

Rising British middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14 KOs) captured the interim WBA World middleweight title moments ago in London, England with a bruising twelfth round stoppage of a very brave and previously unbeaten Dmitry Chudinov (14-1-2, 9 KOs). It was a rebound win for Eubank Jr. who suffered his first pro defeat in November in a narrow loss to Billy Joe Saunders. In Saturday’s bout, Eubank and Chudinov went toe to toe in the opening round and there were some early fireworks. It didn’t take long for Eubank’s speed and combination punching to take over and he cut the Russian in Round 2 and slowly but surely administer a sustained beating as the rounds went on. Chudinov absorbed a tremendous amount of punishment down the stretch and the damage to his face became increasingly pronounced with each round. In the twelfth and final round Eubank rained down what seemed like dozens of unanswered punches, battering a helpless but gallant Chudinov all over the ring. The referee’s judgement was called into question as he let the one sided action go on for what seemed like far too long. Finally at 2:11 of the final stanza he stepped in to halt the slaughter. It was an impressive outing for Eubank Jr. who now looks poised for bigger fights on the world stage in 2015.

Tyson Fury vs. Christian Hammer heats up for Saturday as fighters tussle at heated weigh-in!

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

Video courtesy of iFL TV Sports

Tyson Fury 260 | Christian Hammer 248

Carl Frampton sees bright future ahead but must defeat Chris Avalos Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland!

By FightFan News Wire (27-Feb-2015)

On Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO’s) in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE–A Wealth of Entertainment. The show begins on AWE at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PT

The card will originate from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is promoted by Cyclone Promotions. Frampton will be fighting in front of his hometown fans knows that he needs a big effort over the tough Avalos in order to secure major fights in the suddenly hot 122-pound division.

“Everything is good. My weight is good. I have had great sparring, a great camp and I am ready to go. The atmosphere at the Odyssey Arena is always unbelievable and it will be even more on Saturday,” said Frampton.
The undefeated Frampton did not need theatrics by Avalos’ camp at Thursday’s press conference to get him mentally ready for Saturday’s showdown.

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Cano, de la Hoya and Seldin win in Friday action!

By Ace Freeman (27-Feb-2015)

Pablo Cesar Cano W MD10 Juan Carlos Abreu

All action welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano (29-4-1, 21 KOs) pounded out a close but exciting ten round majority decision over Juan Carlos Abreu (18-2-1, 17 KOs) as seen in the main event Friday night on Fox Sports live from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Scores were 96-94, 97-93 with the third tally even at 95-95.

Diego de la Hoya W UD8 Manuel Roman

Super bantamweight prospect Diego de la Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) scored a wipe-out eight round decision win over veteran Manuel Roman (17-4-3, 6 KOs) by scores of 80-72 on all three cards.

Cletus Seldin TKO 5 Johnny Garcia

In the main event of ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights” Cletus Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs) pummelled Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) on route to a fifth round TKO win. Seldin was in control the whole way and really got to Garcia in the fourth and subsequently finished him off in the fifth. THe bout took place at the Paramount Theater in Huntinting, New York in front of a packed house cheering for the local victor.

Taishan Dong W UD4 Roy McCary

Giant heavyweight Taishan Dong (3-0, 2 KOs) of Beijing, China, scored a four round decision over unheralded Roy McCary (3-3, 3 KOs) Friday night on ESPN. Dong scored several knockdowns but was forced to go the distance for the first time winning by virtual shutout scores on all three cards.

Cletus Seldin vs. Johnny Garcia tonight on ESPN2

By FightFan News Wire (27-Feb-2015)

Star Boxing’s Undefeated Jr. Welterweight Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin faces Mexican warrior Johnny Garcia, in the main event from The Paramount in Huntington, NY, February 27th live on ESPN’s Friday Night fights. The fight will be a 10 round bout for Seldin’s WBC International Jr. Welterweight title. This will mark the first time Seldin (15-0 12KO’s, Shirley, NY) will be featured as the main event attraction on ESPN and the popular power punching Long Islander has no easy task in front of him as he battles the ever so tough Johnny Garcia (19-2-1 11KO’s, Holland MI). The thrilling and charismatic Seldin is one of the hardest punchers in the division. Watch all the action live, TONIGHT on ESPN2 at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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