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Josesito Lopez-Aron Martinez: ESPN Thursday Night Fights!

By FightFan News Wire (23-Apr-2014)

Goossen Tutor Promotions is excited to announce a special Thursday edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra set for APRIL 24 at the beautiful and luxurious Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. The fights will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and will be available on computers, smartphones, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN. Headlining the ESPN Thursday Night Fights will be a sensational 10-round welterweight clash between former world title challenger and Southern California fan favorite Josesito Lopez of Riverside, California against cross-town rival Aron “El Asesino” Martinez of East Los Angeles, California.

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Keith Thurman and Lucas Matthysse co-headline SHOWTIME this Saturday in two separate explosive bouts!

By FightFan News Wire (22-Apr-2014)

Florida power-puncher Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman defends his interim WBA World Welterweight Championship against former World Lightweight titleholder Julio ‘The Kidd’ Diaz this Saturday, April 26th, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, live on Showtime. In other televised bouts, Argentine knockout king Lucas ‘The Machine’ Matthysse returns in a 10-round matchup against hard-hitting Californian John Molina and Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight World Championship against fellow Texan Jerry ‘The Corpus Christi Kid’ Belmontes.

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Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alex Leapai Saturday in Germany

By FightFan News Wire (22-Apr-2014)

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against WBO No. 1 and mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (Australia) at the König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen, Germany on April 26.

Last November the 34-year-old Leapai became a boxing sensation when he beat undefeated Denis Boytsov, the great heavyweight hope and No. 1 of the WBO world rankings. Leapai won a unanimous decision dominating Boytsov over 12 rounds and knocking him down twice in the process. As a result of this victory the WBO appointed Leapai the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko.

‘The Lionheart’ Leapai was born in Samoa and now lives and trains in Logan City, Australia. The reigning WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight champion is currently rated No. 1 in the WBO world rankings. He turned professional in 2004 when he suffered most of his four losses due to being over-matched early in his career. With his latest victory against Boytsov, Leapai improved his record to 30 wins with 24 KOs.

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Provodnikov-Algieri / Andrade-Rose World Title Fights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 14!

By FightFan News Wire (20-Apr-2014)

Everybody’s favourite psychopath Ruslan Provodnikov returns June 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn!

World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the ‘The Siberian Rocky’ RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Jennings vs. Perez, Geale vs. Macklin, May 24 in Corpus Christi, Texas LIVE on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (20-Apr-2014)

Undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT “By By” JENNINGS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE “The Rebel” PEREZ, fighting out of Cork, Ireland will clash in a World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Heavyweight Title Eliminator on SATURDAY, MAY 24, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texasand televised LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today jointly by K2 Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions.

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Watch All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana – Episode 1!

By FightFan.com Staff (20-Apr-2014)

Video courtesy of Showtime

The EMMY nominated series takes you beyond the ropes, behind the scenes, and into the lives of world champions Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana as they prepare for the marquee prizefight of the year, THE MOMENT: Saturday, May 3 – live on PPV. “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana,” a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana’s respective 147-pound titles, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts and AT&T. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and is the third fight of a lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime Networks Inc.

RIP Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter – 1937-2014

By Ace Freeman (20-Apr-2014)

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter has passed away today at the age of 76.

Former middleweight boxer Rubin Carter (27-12-1, 19 KOs), a longtime advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn’t commit, died Sunday in Toronto, Canada. He was 76.

In 1966, police arrested Carter for a triple homicide in Paterson, New Jersey. None of the eyewitnesses identified Carter but he was convicted twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders. However after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time. Carter’s autobiography, titled The Sixteenth Round, was published in 1975 by Warner Books. He became famous in pop culture after the 1999 feature film “The Hurricane”, starring Denzel Washington. Carter’s story also inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song “Hurricane”. From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

School’s out for Summer: Professor Hopkins easily out-points another younger champ in Shumenov on Showtime!

By Ace Freeman (19-Apr-2014)

Bernard Hopkins W SD12 Beibut Shumenov

Future Hall of Famer and IBF 175-pound champion Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) added the WBA super light heavyweight crown to his trophy case with a dominant, surgical (split) decision over now former champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) moments ago at the DC Armory in Washington DC as seen live on Showtime. The 49-year old ageless Hopkins dominated despite one asinine card in Shumenov’s favour to capture the impressive win against a man nineteen years his junior.

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Shawn Porter savagely KO’s Malignaggi to retain title!

By Ace Freeman (19-Apr-2014)

Shawn Porter TKO 4 Paul Malignaggi

Undefeated IBF welterweight champion ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter made a statement Saturday night with an emphatic and violent stoppage victory over former world champion Paul Malignaggi as seen live on Showtime. Porter, who captured the title in his last outing defeating Devon Alexander, went at Malignaggi from the opening bell and hurt him several times with big left hooks in the opening rounds. In Round 4, Porter used a double jab to set up a big knockdown. Malignaggi got up but was on unsteady legs. Porter was relentless and hurt Paulie again before finishing him off with a devastating barrage along the ropes. Malignaggi dropped and lay motionless under the bottom rope where the bout was waived off at the 1:14 mark of the fourth. With the win Porter retained his IBF title and moved to 24-0-1 (15 KOs) while Malignaggi drops to 33-6 (7 KOs).

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Saturday Scorecard: Quillin and Sadam Ali victorious in DC!

By Ace Freeman (19-Apr-2014)

Peter Quillin W UD12 Lukas Konecny

WBO middleweight champion Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin won a wide decision but had to work every minute in against the Czech Republic’s Lukas Konecny moments ago in DC as seen on Showtime. Quillin used his size and speed to pick Konecny apart but the junior middleweight was like a machine who would not yield. He backed the champion up consistantly but ate far too many shots in the process. After twelve rounds were complete the scores were read as 120-108 and 119-109(x2). The victory saw Quillin retain his WBO middleweight title.

Sadam Ali KO 1 Michael Clark

Rising welterweight Sadam Ali (19-0, 12 KOs) was impressive scoring a first round knockout against Michael Clark in one of the opening bouts at the DC Armory in Washington DC. A huge left hook dropped Clark like a stone about the bout was waived off after a full count. The win captured Ali a regional title.

Iron Mike’s Delight: Rod Salka Decisions Alexei Collado In ShoBox Main Event On SHOWTIME!

By FightFan News Wire (19-Apr-2014)

Rod Salka put on a boxing clinic for Alexei Collado in Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation main event. And then he stated his case for a world title shot.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

Salka was the more intelligent and effective fighter from the opening bell, pounding the body and utilizing his superior movement in an impressive 10-round unanimous decision victory (96-94, 96-93, 96-93) over the previously undefeated Collado at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., just down the road from his hometown of Bunola, Pa.

The naturally bigger fighter, Salka scored a third-round knockdown and essentially kept Collado at bay, limiting him to looping, clubbing right hands that rarely landed.

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Boxcino middleweight tourney RESULTS from ESPN!

By FightFan.com Staff (19-Apr-2014)

Brandon Adams and Willie Monroe Jr. both won on Friday Night Fights picking up important victories in the 2014 Boxcino middleweight tournament semifinal. The bouts took place at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y., the same site as the finals on May 23 for both the middleweight and lightweight brackets.

Weights: Fired up Hopkins 172.4 lbs, Shumenov 174.4!

By FightFan.com Staff (18-Apr-2014)

Photo: Tom Casino / Showtime

Bernard Hopkins 172.4 ……. . Beibut Shumenov 174.4

Shawn Porter 146.8 | Paulie Malignaggi 146.2

Peter Quillin 159.8 | Lukas Konecny 158.25

The intensity level peaked at today’s official weigh-in for the light heavyweight world championship unification between future Hall of Famer and IBF champ Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins and WBA Super champ Beibut Shumenov ahead of their awaited unification fight set for Saturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. At 49-years-old, Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, is looking to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles, while Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs), of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, is aiming to become the fastest fighter to unify the light heavyweight division with only 15 professional fights. The world championship tripleheader also features a showdown between IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter and former champ Paulie Malignaggi. WBO Middleweight World Champ Peter Quillin will risk his belt against Lukas Konecny in the opening bout of the telecast.

Mike Tyson revs up ShoBox fighters ahead of Friday bouts!

By FightFan News Wire (18-Apr-2014)

Undefeated heavy-hitting Cuban Alexei Collado will face his toughest opponent to-date “Lightning” Rod Salka in the main event of a ShoBox tripleheader on Friday, April 18. In the co-feature, Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz will take on Emmanuel Lartey. Plus, undefeated local fighter Sammy Vasquez Jr. will take on fellow unbeaten prospect Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Jr.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. Tyson seemed right at home in his new role as promoter Thursday as he guided his Iron Mike Productions fighters through the final press conference and weigh-in for tomorrow’s ShoBox: The New Generation event. Friday’s tripleheader airs live on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Pittsburgh.

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All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana starts Saturday April 19!

By FightFan.com Staff (17-Apr-2014)

Video courtesy of Showtime

Tune in to the premiere of All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana Saturday April 19 at 9PM ET/PT on Showtime. “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana,” a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana’s respective 147-pound titles, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts and AT&T. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and is the third fight of a lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime Networks Inc.

Malignaggi-Porter clash in Showtime co-main event Saturday!

By FightFan News Wire (17-Apr-2014)

This Saturday, in addition to the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov main event, there will be a battle for the IBF Welterweight World title between champion Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter and former two-time and two division word champion and current NABF Welterweight titleholder Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi!

Paul Malignaggi: “Shawn Porter is a young, hungry guy who wants to make his mark on the sport, but I’m in his way. He’s aggressive. He’s got a certain physicality, but we’ll be ready for him.”

Shawn Porter: “Paulie is a good fighter, he’s skillful, crafty and smart. I have everything it takes to beat him, I’m just as fast, just as quick. We’re going to go after him Saturday night.”

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