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Rios, Kovalev and Vargas triple-header Saturday on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (29-Jul-2014)


Video courtesy of HBO

Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs) vs. Diego Chavez (23-1, 19 KOs) will headline HBO Boxing After Dark®, televised live this Saturday, August 2, from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also feature undefeated WBA super lightweight champion “The Pride of Las Vegas” Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), of Las Vegas, NV, in his first title defense, against undefeated contender Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs), of Kopeysk, Russia. A WBO Light Heavyweight World Championship between Sergey Kovalev, (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and Blake Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs) will also take place on the broadcast live from a split site at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic, City, NJ.

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Camille Estephan on Eye of the Tiger Management’s emergence as a promotional powerhouse in Canada!

By Ace Freeman (27-Jul-2014)

FightFan.com caught up with Camille Estephan who’s Montreal based promotional company ‘Eye of the Tiger Management’ went from humble roots to a major player in Canadian boxing.

Photo courtesy of Team Stiverne

FF: Can you talk a little bit about that journey and how you went from starting to promote now heavyweight world champion Bermane Stiverne to quickly becoming one of the power players in Canadian boxing putting on all these shows in Quebec?

CE: From day one I told Bermane we are going to put a structure together and do things properly. But the single most important thing is how you see yourself. If you wake up every morning and look yourself in the mirror and you’re able to say I improved and did my best yesterday… if you can look yourself in the eye and say you did that… you’re going to go all the way to the top. And we did.

No one believed in us. People thought this guy just wants to have fun and they denigrated us from the start. But it’s something I always knew. We both knew we would get there. We never doubted it. It was tough and there were times when it was an uphill battle… but we’re now on top of it.

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Canadian News: Pascal a free agent? EOTTM lineup, Beterbiev-Cloud? Moar sidelined, Pagcaliwangan returns

By Ace Freeman (27-Jul-2014)

The latest boxing news from in and around Canada!

* Canadian light heavyweight champion Junior Moar has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled August 1st bout against Phillip Jackson Benson in Shelton, Washington, that was set to air on ESPN due to a blood pressure issue. Moar apologized to fans on his Facebook page and said he hope to be back in the ring as soon as possible.

* Eye of the Tiger Management has released the lineup for their next exciting card set for Aug. 16 in Quebec city. The card will be headlined by Schiller Hyppolite taking on JJ McDonagh. Also in action will be Mian and Ayaz Hussain, Steven Butler and Michael Gadbois. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

* After a tumultuous few weeks of disagreements with his promoters GYM and InterBox, it appears Jean Pascal may be a promotional free agent. Various Montreal outlets reported Pascal became at odds over his recent inactivity and issues surrounding his first proposed bout (in a two fight deal) being staged by the two powerhouse Quebec promoters. Word is Pascal is now self promoting for the time being and may be looking toward a mega-fight with Sergey Kovalev later this fall.

*Renowned former amateur champion Artur Beterbiev (from Russia by way of Quebec) may be on the fast track to a major fight despite his young 4-0 record as a pro. Rumour has it Montreal based promoter Group Yvon Michel is in talks to have his young charge face top American world contender Tavoris Cloud (a veteran of 26 fights and former world titleist) on Sept. 27. This comes after the aforementioned trouble GYM and InterBox had trying to put together a bout between Cloud and Pascal. Stay tuned for more in the coming week.

* Rising Filipino-Canadian super bantamweight Marc Pagcaliwangan will return to the ring Saturday, Sept. 6 against Jovanny Soto at the Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario. The card, being staged by United promotions, will also feature the return of NABA Canadian middleweight champion Brandon Cook.

* Pro Boxing will return to Calgary, Canada on Aug. 16 when fast rising Polish-Canadian welterweight Lukasz Wierzbicki returns to action for the second time in less than two months at the Bowness Sports Plex. Edmonton’s Josh Wagner is also slated to see action on the card and FightFan.com’s Joe Bruiser should be on scene to bring exclusive coverage.

* FightFan.com would like to extend it’s congratulations to Cornwall, Ontario’s Tony Luis, who after putting on a stellar performance on ShoBox last Friday, announced via his social media that he and his fiancé are with child.

Golovkin dispatches Geale in three, calls for Miguel Cotto!

By Ace Freeman (26-Jul-2014)


Video courtesy of HBO

Gennady Golovkin KO 3 Daniel Geale: WBA middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) looked as monstrous as he usually does when he stopped a game world class middleweight in former champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) in the third round moments ago at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden in New York as seen live on HBO. It was a strange opening round where a game Geale used the ring well but was tripped by a photographer near the round’s end. The first stanza also ran a minute long and was four minutes in duration. In the second round a series of wild blows from Golovkin dropped Geale but he recovered well and stood his ground looking to earn some respect of his own. Both men traded shots in the third and the advantage went to the big punching defending champion. Geale landed a good right hand on Golovkin but ‘GGG’ was already loading up a right of his own and it dropped Geale like a stone. He got up on very unsteady legs and shook his head ‘no’ to the referee and the bout was promptly waived off. It was the 27th KO victory in Golovkin’s 30 fights and he called for a showdown with fellow middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto in his post fight speech.

Jennings edges Perez, Saunders TKO’s Blandamura!

By Ace Freeman (26-Jul-2014)

Bryant Jennings W SD12 Mike Perez

Undefeated American heavyweight Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) handed Irish based Cuban Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12 KOs) his first pro defeat moments ago in New York with a controversial and close split decision win. It was a close fight with several momentum shifts and the bout looked to be on the table in Round 12 when referee Harvey Dock suddenly deducted a point from Perez (for what he later said was pushing of the head). It didn’t appear there were any prior warnings and as chance would have it the deduction cost Perez a draw when the third and deciding card went to Jennings 114-113 because of the foul call. Perez had one card 114-113 in his favour while Jennings was ahead 115-112 on the third. The two cards tipped the fight in Jennings’ favour and he came away with the split decision victory as a result.

Billy Joe Saunders TKO8 Emanuele Blandamura

In a bout elevated to main event status after Tyson Fury pulled out of his headlining fight with Alexander Ustinov earlier Saturday, Commonwealth champion Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) scored a telling stoppage of Italy’s Emanuele Blandamura (22-1, 5 KOs) in Round 8. It was a fairly even bout in the first half but Saunders picked up the pace in the middle rounds and hurt Blandamura badly with a right hand in the eighth. Blandamura stumbled awkwardly into the ropes and Saunders landed another shot before the referee stepped in to administer a standing count. Blandamura slumped to the mat and the bout was waived off.

RJJ TKO’s Fry, puts on impromptu rap concert in Latvia!

By Ace Freeman (26-Jul-2014)

Roy Jones Jr. TKO 5 Courtney Fry

Living legend Roy Jones Jr. (58-8, 41 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO win over England’s Courtney Fry (18-6, 6 KOs) moments ago at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. 45 year old Jones, even with a fraction of the speed and pop he had during his years on top of the sport, still looked fast and deft as he raked Fry with potshots from the opening bell. The fast and flush punching stymied the Englishman in the early going and he became reluctant to engage as a result. As is so often the case, Roy was allowed to sit back and pick his shots at his own pace which didn’t fair well for Fry. In the closing moments of Round 5 a rapid heat seeking left hand decked Fry hard and his corner elected to stop the bout in the corner between rounds. After earning the TKO win that defended his regional WBU cruiserweight title, Roy promptly grabbed the mic and put on an impromptu rap concert for the Latvian fans.

Tyson Fury pulls out of Ustinov fight after Uncle / head trainer takes ill

By FightFan News Wire (26-Jul-2014)

Fury-Ustinov fight OFF after Fury’s head trainer and Uncle rushed to hospital

Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight contest tonight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle and first trainer, Hughie, has been taken seriously ill into hospital.

The multi-title show will still go ahead with Billy Joe Saunders challenging for the Vacant European Middleweight title against Emanuele Blandamura, Liam Smith defends his British Light-Middleweight title against Jason Welborn; Terry Flanagan challenges Martin Gethin for the Vacant British Lightweight Championship, and Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for the Vacant Central Area Light-Welterweight Championship

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Canada’s Tony Luis shines on ShoBox, hands Wanzell Ellison first pro defeat!

By Ace Freeman (25-Jul-2014)

Tony Luis W UD8 Wanzell Ellison

Photo courtesy of SHOWTIME

Canada’s Tony ‘Lightning’ Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) looked like a million bucks Friday night when he beautifully out-boxed previously unbeaten Wanzell ‘Venom’ Ellison (11-1-1, 5 KOs) in the opening bout of tonight’s edition of “SHOBOX: The New Generation” as seen live on Showtime from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York. Luis got out to a commanding lead with some fast hands and great combinations. The Canadian went to the body with aplomb and used an attack to the mid section to set up his work upstairs. Ellison had trouble with Luis’s movement and activity and was unable to mount much of a counter attack in the early going. Luis was not only more active in the middle rounds but landed the cleaner, flusher punches in nearly every round. Ellis tried to pick up the pace in the later rounds but Luis’s head and foot movement kept the American largely befuddled. Luis’s left hook to the head and body was by far the predominant weapon in the bout and after eight rounds were complete he was ahead by scores of 77-75, 79-73 and 78-70 to pick up the impressive win.

Antoine Douglas & Michel Soro Fight To Majority Draw In Main Event Of ShoBox 200

By FightFan News Wire (25-Jul-2014)

Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a majority draw (96-94 Soro, 95-95 twice) in a bout that was a tale of two halves in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® from Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, Calif.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

The undefeated Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) dominated the first half of the fight, controlling the action with a plethora of jabs against the vastly experienced former world title challenger. A rip in Soro’s gloves caused a halt in the bout midway through the fourth, but it was more of the same once the bout restarted with Douglas controlling the action.

Soro (23-1-1, 13 KOs) had a solid sixth that gave him a bit more confidence, but as he took more risks it allowed Douglas to land his power shots. A right hand followed by an onslaught of punches from Soro had Douglas dazed in the seventh, but the Frenchman stepped off the gas and allowed Douglas to escape the round. Douglas was still struggling as he entered the ninth for the first time in his career and stayed in survival mode for the remainder of the fight.

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Friday Scorecard: Garcia, Gomez and Traux win!

By Ace Freeman (25-Jul-2014)

Roberto Garcia W UD10 Breidis Prescott

In the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, welterweight Roberto García (36-3, 23 KOs) pounded out a competitive ten round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs) as seen live from the UIC Convention Center in Chicago. Garcia looked to have pulled out to an early lead but Prescott closed the distance and even dropped Garcia late. However after ten rounds were complete scores were read as 96-93, 95-94, 96-92, all for Garcia.

Frankie Gomez W UD12 Vernon Paris

Highly regarded light welterweight Frankie Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) looked very good in scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night in Indio, California. Gomez was in command the entire way and scored a fourth round knockdown for good measure. When ten rounds were complete he was ahead by shutout scores of 100-89 on all three official cards.

Caleb Truax W UD10 Derek Ennis

Also on ESPN, Caleb Truax (24-1-2, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Derek Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) in a battle of middleweights. Truax was in command most of the way but wasn’t close to scoring a stoppage. Scores were 97-93 (x2) and 99-90 Truax.

G4 Weights: Golovkin and Geale ripped and ready for war!

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

Photo Credit: Will Hart / HBO

Gennady Golovkin 159.8 lbs ……. . Daniel Geale 159.2 lbs

Headlining “G4″ is Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion GENNADY ‘GGG’ GOLOVKIN who will defend his titles against two-time world champion DANIEL ‘The Real Deale’ GEALE. Co-featured on the”G4″ professional boxing event set for Saturday, July 26th at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden will be the WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator between undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT ‘By By’ JENNINGS (18-0-0,10 KOs | 222.6 lbs), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE ‘The Rebel’ PEREZ (20-0-1, 12 KOs | 242.2 lbs) of Cork, Ireland and LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing ® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Fury and Ustinov weights for battle of giant heavyweights!

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


Video courtesy of IFL TV

Tyson Fury 257 lbs ……. . Alexander Ustinov 280 lbs

Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of the Frank Warren and Hennessy Sports-promoted mega show from the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester, U.K., as hard-hitting British superstar Tyson Fury will face Belarusian power puncher Alexander Ustinov. With live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET this Saturday, July 26, the title-stacked show also features Billy Joe Saunders in the biggest challenge of his career against undefeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura for the vacant European middleweight championship, exciting Liverpool light middleweight Liam Smith defending his British title against Jason Welborn, Manchester ace Terry Flanagan challenging Martin Gethin for the vacant British lightweight title, an exciting Manchester-Liverpool clash sees Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for the vacant Central Area light welterweight championship, plus top talents Ronnie Heffron and Liam Williams collide in an eliminator for the British light middleweight title.

Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott on ESPN tonight!

By FightFan News Wire (25-Jul-2014)

Warriors Boxing will present another exciting instalment of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” tonight, live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. In the night’s 10-round welterweight main event, Roberto ‘La Amenaza’ Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, takes on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis ‘Khanqueror’ Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia. WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb ‘Golden’ Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, goes against former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek ‘Pooh’ Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) in the co-main event. Chicago’s own Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) will open the worldwide telecast by facing Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts in a light heavyweight six-rounder.

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Jennings vs. Perez: Big clash of unbeaten heavyweights in Saturday’s co-feature on HBO!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2014)

Co-featured on the”G4″ professional boxing event set for Saturday, July 26th at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden will be the WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator between undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT ‘By By’ JENNINGS (18-0-0, 10 KOs) and MIKE ‘The Rebel’ PEREZ (20-0-1, 12KOs), LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing ® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Photo credit: Will Hart/K2 Promotions

“I don’t worry about Perez, I’m focused on being the best I can be. I’m not preparing any differently, I’m going to fight my fight and win on Saturday night.” - Bryant Jennings

“Jennings needs to be ready for me, because I’m ready for him. He’s a little taller than me but that won’t matter during the fight. My prediction is that I’m going to win.” – Mike Perez

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Tyson Fury to face Alexander Ustinov Saturday after Chisora pulls out; watch live on Fight Network!

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2014)

Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of the Frank Warren and Hennessy Sports-promoted mega show from the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester, U.K., as hard-hitting British superstar Tyson Fury will face Belarusian power puncher Alexander Ustinov. With live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET this Saturday, July 26, the title-stacked show also features Billy Joe Saunders in the biggest challenge of his career against undefeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura for the vacant European middleweight championship, exciting Liverpool light middleweight Liam Smith defending his British title against Jason Welborn, Manchester ace Terry Flanagan challenging Martin Gethin for the vacant British lightweight title, an exciting Manchester-Liverpool clash sees Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for the vacant Central Area light welterweight championship, plus top talents Ronnie Heffron and Liam Williams collide in an eliminator for the British light middleweight title.

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Tony Luis to Face Wanzell Ellison on “ShoBox: The New Generation” 200th Episode on Friday, July 25

By FightFan News Wire (24-Jul-2014)

Tony Luis to Face Wanzell Ellison on GCP and GH3 Blockbuster Quadruple Header of Televised Boxing to Celebrate “ShoBox: The New Generation” 200th Episode on Friday, July 25

Photo courtesy of MundoBoxing.com

Canadian prospect Tony “The Lightning” Luis (17-2, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Wanzell “Venom” Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey, in a lightweight eight-rounder, as the opening bout of the blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing to mark the 200th episode of “SHOBOX: The New Generation”.

The card will air live from Event Center in the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York on Friday, July 25.

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