Thursday, December 5, 2013

50 Cent's Big Apple Boxing Show Dec. 20

NEW YORK CITY (December 5, 2013) - Unbeaten junior lightweight prospects Joel Diaz, Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs) and Wanzell Ellison (9-0-1, 5 KOs) headline "Big Apple Boxing," presented by 50 Cent's SMS Promotions, on Friday night, December 20 at Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens, New York.

Tyson's Blue-Chip Welterweight Prospect

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2013) - Last week's much-anticipated professional debut of blue-chip welterweight prospect Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (1-0, 1 KO) launched what promises to be a special boxing career for the multi-talented 18-year-old southpaw.

Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame a Success

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Dec. 5, 2013) - The ninth annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Dinner, held November 9 at the Uncas Ballroom in Mohegan Sun, was a major success.  Below find a list of the Class of 2013, as well as individual award winners, in addition to a photo gallery.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tickets on sale for Mendez vs. Barthelemy

Tickets for the Friday, January 3, 2014, Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis 2014 season kickoff of Friday Night Fights at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, go on sale today (Friday, November 22) at 12 noon.

Gingras, Manfredo ready for war

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 21st, 2013) -- Seeing as though both he and his opponent are from Rhode Island, Rich Gingras had the option of a coin flip to determine who would enter the ring last in his Friday night main event showdown against Peter Manfredo Jr.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kauffman Has Eyes On The Prize

READING, PA (November 20, 2013)-On Saturday night November 30th at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA, WBA Number 10 ranked Travis Kauffman will take onManuel Quezada in a ten round bout for the WBU Intercontinental championship. That will be one of two title fights that night, which is promoted by Kings Promotions.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Clampitt Hopes To End Career With Win

Win or lose, Jaime Clampitt had every intention of walking away from the sport of boxing following her showdown against Holly Holm in 2010.

Mendez vs. Barthelemy on ESPN Friday Night Fights Jan. 3

On Friday, January 3, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing will proudly present the year's first installment of ESPN Friday Night Fights, featuring two title fights as the featured bouts.

Light Heavy Champ Shumenov Returns Dec. 14th

LAS VEGAS (November 18, 2013) - World Boxing Association (WBA) Super and International Boxing Association (IBA) Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (13-1, 8 KO's) will make his fifth title defense Sat., Dec. 14 on SHOWTIME from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Maddalone Ready For Return

BRONX, NY (November 15, 2013) Long Island fan favorite, heavyweight Vinny Maddalone heads back to the ring against Houston's Maurenzo Smith on Friday, NOVEMBER 22 headlining Star Boxing's "Rockin Fights 11" at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Manfredo on losing: 'It ain't gonna happen!'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 18th, 2013) -- The highly-anticipated showdown scheduled for Friday night between Peter Manfredo Jr. and Rich Gingras almost didn't happen.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

McCreedy & Traietti fighting Nov. 23 in possible prelude to rematch

PROVIDENCE (Nov. 14, 2013) - Two of New England's best and most popular boxers, "Irish" Joey McCreedy and Chris Traietti, will be fighting in the main event and co-feature, respectively, on the "Royale Rumble" card, presented by Big Six Entertainment, November 23 on a special Saturday afternoon card (5 p.m. ET start) at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy).

Rivalta Management inks undefeated Dominican lightweight

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (November 14, 2013) - Rivalta Management, owned and operated by Henry Rivalta, has signed undefeated Dominican lightweight prospect Eudy Bernardo 17-0 (12 KO's) to an exclusive managerial contract.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gingras hopes to seize opportunity of a lifetime

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 13th, 2013) -- When Rich Gingras traveled to Singapore five years to compete on Season 4 of the reality television series The Contender, he purposely chose the dorm room with the photo of Season 1 finalist and fellow New Englander Peter Manfredo Jr. hanging on the wall.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gonzalez upsets Oliveira, Foreman KOs Gomez

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (November 12, 2013) - Mexican invader Norberto "Demonio" Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KOs) upset hometown favorite Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira (21-2, 16 KOs) in the main event of tonight's "Knockout Night at Hard Rock Live" card, presented by MO Productions, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

McCreedy Fighting For Breast Cancer Awareness

PROVIDENCE (Nov. 7, 2013) - Popular New England fighter "Irish" Joey McCreedy will be fighting for Breast Cancer Awareness in the main event on "Royale Rumble," presented by Big Six Entertainment, November 23 on a special Saturday afternoon card (5 p.m. ET start) at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Foreman continues on comeback trail Tuesday

MIAMI (November 6, 2013) - The comeback of former World Boxing Association (WBA) junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman continues Tuesday night, November 12, 2013 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Quillin still searching for career defining fight

NEW YORK CITY (November 6, 2013) - Held prisoner because of the boxing network war,  undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (30-0, 22 KOs) is still searching for his career defining fight.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Manfredo, Gingras battle for bragging rights

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 6th, 2013) -- The final boxing event of the season at Twin River Casino might just feature the most highly-anticipated main event in years. "The Pride of Providence" Peter Manfredo Jr. (39-7, 20 KOs) will battle fellow Rhode Island super middleweight Rich Gingras (13-3-1, 8 KOs) in the 10-round main event of "Pride & Power," presented by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute are ready!

MONTREAL (October 31, 2013) - InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) are very pleased to confirm the rescheduled date for the much anticipated Light Heavyweight bout featuring Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KO) vs. Lucian Bute (31-1-0, 24 KO).  This local bout with high International intrigue will take place on Saturday, January 18th 2014 at the Montreal Bell Centre.  HBO World Championship Boxing will televise.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Andrade Ready For Martirosyan Nov. 9th on HBO

NEW YORK (October 31, 2013) - As he prepares to break his Atlanta training camp on Tuesday, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) has fully prepared himself for his November 9th showdown with 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight championship.

Royale Rumble set for 11/23 in Boston

PROVIDENCE (October 31, 2013) - Many of New England's best and most popular fighters will be in action November 23 as Big Six Entertainment presents, "Royale Rumble,' on a special Saturday afternoon card  (special 5 p.m. ET start) at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy).

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Results From Canton, MA

CANTON, Mass. (October 26, 2013) -- Irish southpaw Michael "Donegal Dynamite" McLaughlin (6-1-1, 3 KO) and middleweight  Sergio Cabrera engaged in a wild, back-and-forth main event on today's "Boxing Event Under The Tent" card, at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Weights From Canton, Massachusetts

"Boxing Event Under The Tent"

WHEN:             Saturday, October 26, 2013
WHERE:           Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, MA

PROMOTER:    Big Six Entertainment in association with Danny Kelly Promotions

DOORS OPEN: 1:00 p.m. ET                             FIRST BOUT: 2 p.m. ET 

TICKETS: $100.00 and $40.00 and available to purchase by calling 617.312.5059 or at the Irish Culture Centre.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oliveira Headlines Nov, 12th in Florida

MIAMI (October 24, 2013) - Despite coming from a wealthy family, world-rated light middleweight Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira (21-1, 16 KOs) believes he was born to box.  Oliveira headlines in his home state for the first time on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. ET during "Knockout Night at  Hard Rock Live," presented by MO Productions, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Andrade in WBO title fight vs. Martirosyan Nov. 9th

ATLANTA (October 23, 2013) - Undefeated light middleweight Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is on a mission to complete a rare "boxing double" November 9, when he  fights 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) 154-pound title.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NABA Champ Oliver Headlines At Foxwoods Nov. 2nd

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 22nd, 2013) -- Two of Connecticut's most accomplished fighters are set to return to their stomping grounds next weekend to headline one of the deepest Pro-Am boxing events of the year.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kid Chocolate Reaches Animal Status

Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (L) takes it to Ronald "Winky" Wright

NEW YORK (October 21, 2013) - The odds are heavily in favor of Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) hitting the canvas at least once this Saturday night during his world title fight challenge against undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs), airing onShowtime Championship Boxing, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Nov. 15th Seminole Hard Rock Show Canceled

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (October 18, 2013) -  The World Boxing Council (WBC) has announced its World Cup Tournament has been postponed, resulting in the cancellation of the entire Iron Mike Productions-presented show scheduled on November 15, 2013 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  The postponement is out of respect to WBC president and World Cup founder, Jose Sulaiman, who is recovering from recent heart surgery. The event will not be rescheduled and refunds are available at point of purchase. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Double World Championship Action Nov. 30th on HBO

MONTREAL(October 17, 2013) -- The World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal World light heavyweight champion, Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (22-1, 19 KOs), has promised to be a spectacular, popular and active champion. He is keeping his word, fighting more impressively with each other victory, as he now prepares for his fourth fight in 2013.

Irish Imports Showcased Oct. 26 @ Irish Cultural Centre in Mass.

PROVIDENCE (October 17, 2013) - Irish-born boxers who have relocated in the Boston area have included Stevie Collins and Kevin McBride.  A pair of relatively new Bostonians from Ireland, prospects Michael McLaughlin and John "Bancara Banger" Hutchinson, are following in their footsteps. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kirkland Signs With 50 Cent

NEW YORK (October 16, 2013) -- Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions officially announced its signing of world light middleweight contender James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland (31-1, 27 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract.

Friday, October 11, 2013

1st Pro Show At Irish Cultural Centre

PROVIDENCE (October 11, 2013) - Irish eyes will be smilin' October 26 as the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, located just outside of Boston in Canton (MA), hosts its first professional boxing event - "Boxing Event Under The Tent" - on a special Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. / ET start) card, presented by Big Six Entertainment in association with Danny Kelly Promotions.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Quillin Ready For Next Level vs. Rosado

Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin  

NEW YORK (October 8, 2013) - Much has changed in the life of undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs) since his last fight on April 27, when Quillin dropped challenger Fernando Guerrero four times en route to an impressive victory by seventh-round technical knockout.

Tahdooahnippah & Brown Draw In Oklahoma

LAWTON, OKLAHOMA (October 7, 2013) Friday night in Lawton, Oklahoma, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Comanche Nation Casino,George "Comanche Boy" Tahdooahnippah and South Carolina'sThomas Brown engaged in a sensational two-way battle that had the crowd on the feet throughout the scheduled ten rounder.

Andrade Getting Ready For HBO Title Fight

ATLANTA (October XX, 2013) - The journey continues for undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) as he prepares for his November 9th world title fight in Corpus Christi, Texas, against 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight championship.

Former Champ Ruiz Becomes Promoter

MEDFORD, Mass. (October 7, 2013) - As he prepares to officially launch the new American Fighting Organization (AFO), two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John "The Quietman" Ruiz has become New England's newest combat sports promoter.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Stevenson Impresses, Chavez , Jr.......Wins

Adonis Stevenson TKO7 Tavoris Cloud

Impressive win for the WBC light heavyweight champion, proving his one punch KO over Chad Dawson was no fluke. He showed he can do more than just punch as he began picking Cloud apart from the opening bell. 

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. WU10 Brian Vera

A fun fight with a less than popular decision for Chavez, whose lack of dedication is obviously catching up to him as he is regressing with each fight, rather than progressing, all the while moving up in weight. While I saw the fight 96-94 for Vera, a case could be made for a draw or a similar score in favor of Chavez, however the scorecards of 97-93 (Marty Denkin) and a ludicrous 98-92 (Gwen Adair) make you wonder if judges nowadays are trained properly or just inept.

Moore Seeking Glory Saturday at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Oct. 1st, 2013) -- There's nothing boxing fans love more than a champion, so the best way for Cleveland native Michael Moore (12-0, 6 KOs) to endear himself to the Connecticut crowd Saturday night would be to leave the ring with a new piece of hardware.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stevenson-Cloud Event Showcases World-Class Fighters

MONTREAL (September 26, 2013) - While media attention has focused on Saturday night's "The Return Of Superman" main event (airing live on HBO in the United States), featuring World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal world light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (21-1, 18 KOs) in his first title defense against former world title-holder Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs), the remainder of this stacked card at historic Bell Centre in Montreal also showcases five other Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) world-class fighters in action.

Rodriguez Finalizes Preparations For Miguel Cotto

Danbury, Connecticut (September 26, 2013) Former world title challenger and perennial contender Delvin Rodriguez is winding down preparations for his junior middleweight clash with legendary and former three time World Champion Puerto Rican fighter Miguel Cotto set for Saturday, October 5 the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida and Live on HBO ®

Ring 8 Tribute to Emile Griffith major hit 2013 award winners selected

NEW YORK (September 26, 2013) - More than 100 people turned out last week for at Ring 8's monthly meeting and its tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith, at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Two World Title Fights Highlight Texas Sized Show

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (September 18, 2013) -- The Lone Star State will play host to an exciting tripleheader featuring two world championship fights and a grudge rematch between former world champions that's been building for over six years.  Two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion ROMAN "Rocky" MARTINEZ will defend his title against undefeated former WBO featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA;  2012 Fighter of the YearNONITO "Filipino Flash" DONAIRE  and  former two-division world champion VIC "Raging Bull" DARCHINYANwill be looking to settle each other's hash in a 10-round featherweight rumble and undefeated  No. 1 and No. 2 contenders and one-time U.S. Olympians VANES "The Nightmare" MARTIROSYANand DEMETRIUS "Boo Boo" ANDRADE  will battle it out for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title  This boxing extravaganza will take place Saturday, November 9, at theAmerican Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX.  All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Being Mike Tyson Isn't Just About Boxing

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2013) -- Since the much-anticipated launching of Iron Mike Productions last month, Hall of Famer and living legend "Iron" Mike Tyson has had a string of major media appearances, granting interviews to Fox Sports LiveExtra, the Today Show, and Conan O'Brien, where he spoke about his upcoming show, "Being Mike Tyson," as well as the current state of boxing. His recent return to the ring as a boxing promoter with Iron Mike Productions has also given him a lot to talk about, like the National Football League and which teams he believes are heading to the Super Bowl.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tribute to Emile Griffith at Ring 8 Meeting

PRESS RELEASE - Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith at tomorrow night's (Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET) monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.