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.