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July 29, 2014

CHAVEZ JR. VS FROCH??

 

Chavez Jr wants Froch fight in Vegas

 

Carl Froch's hopes of securing a money-spinning Las Vegas swansong have been boosted with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr confirming his interest in a potential mega-fight.
US promoter Bob Arum, who handles Chavez Jr, has admitted WBA and IBF world super middleweight champion Froch's spectacular knockout of George Groves at Wembley caught America's attention.
Arum said: "Carl versus Julio would be big in Vegas and definitely a pay-per-view event on HBO television."

 

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MATHIS-HAMMER RESULT CHANGED

The German Boxing Federation (BDB) has officially changed the result of the female world title fight between Christina Hammer and Anne Sophie Mathis last Saturday in Dessau to a “No Contest.” The action follows that of the WBF which made the same decision yesterday. The WBO has yet to make an announcement. Mathis seemingly won by KO but was instead disqualified for a phantom blow behind the head.
“The BDB is very sorry for this bad decision”, says President Thomas Pütz. “Because it was a world title fight it was not completely under our jurisdiction. Still the referee Manfred Küchler is a BDB referee and we apologize on his behalf. This was clearly no attempt to cheat on Anne Sophie Mathis and her team but just a wrong judgement in the heat of the fight. We all make mistakes – but we got to do our best to correct them. There will be an investigation of the events and a hearing of Manfred Küchler before we decide if he will be suspended. But there is no question that the result of a DQ victory for Hammer has to be changed to a ‘no contest.’ This way Anne Sophie Mathis keeps her world champion title and the promoters can negotiate a rematch which would definitely make sense from our side.”

KATZ SAYS SPEED WILL SURPRISE

 

Chris Algieri's speed might surprise Manny Pacquiao, says veteran matchmaker

 

Veteran boxing matchmaker Ron Katz thinks that Manny Pacquiao just might be in for a surprise against unbeaten American Chris Algieri.
Katz, who was involved in making the fight happen, ecstatically expressed how much he's looking forward to the fight, before noting how the 35-year-old Pacquiao may have lost a step or two.
"I love the matchup. I love the style matchup. I think Chris will use his physical advantages and I think his speed is going to surprise Pacquiao," said Katz in an interview. "I think Manny is still a very good fighter, there is no doubt about it, but he's not the same Manny from three years ago."
Algieri, who stands 5-foot-10, will enjoy significant age, height, and reach advantage over Pacquiao, but is pegged as a 14-to-1 underdog according to early odds.
The undefeated WBO world light welterweight champion from New York will move up in weight and meet Pacquiao at a catchweight of 144 pounds at the Venetian Hotel in Macau, on November 22.

 

DONELSON'S THOUGHTS

 

GOLOVKIN WINS AGAIN
by Tom Donelson

 

Gennady Golovkin destroyed what everyone stated would be his toughest test in Daniel Geale in less in three rounds. Geale started boxing but by the third round, he was forced to stand his ground and fight. The last knockdown showed the power and the chin of Golovkin all at once as Geale nailed Golovkin with a perfect left hook but Golovkin simply shrugged off the shot and landed a perfect right that sent Geale sprawling to the canvas.

 

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BRACE YOURSELF

 

 

DON'T BLINK AS BARCLAYS CENTER FANS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR WILD FINISHES AND HUGE UPSETS ON AUGUST 9

  

"The most dangerous fighters in boxing are the underdogs."

- Oscar De La Hoya

 

With fight night less than two weeks away, the challengers on the Saturday, August 9 card at Barclays Center, "Lightning" Rod Salka, Edgar "El Chamaco" Santana and Jarrod Fletcher are preparing hard to shock the world and give the fight fans a great show.

 

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DOUBLE IMPACT:

 

Gevor brothers to fight on August 16!

Hot and cold. Orthodox and southpaw stance. Noel and Abel Gevor - brothers, who could not be more different. Noel being the calm and quit one opposes Abel, who is acting far grittier. But they have one thing in common: the will to win. On August 16, both brothers will step into the ring to fight on the same card at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Trained by their stepfather and former world title challenger Khoren Gevor, 23 year-old Noel (12-0, 7 KOs) will take on Ismael Abdoul (54-29-2, 20 KOs) and 21 year-old Abel (7-0, 4 KOs) having a six-round bout scheduled versus Attila Palko (17-13, 13 KOs).
"It is good to see that my brother can prove himself on a bigger stage to make the next step," says Noel Gevor, who already won the WBO-Youth Championship at Cruiserweight. His brother Abel, competing at light heavyweight, could well follow into his footsteps. "He is the better technician and the more talented boxer," analyzes the older Gevor brother, but he knows that Abel still lacks his experience. "This will be his first fight in front of a larger crowd and he will have to handle that. Still, I am sure Abel will show what he is made of and beat Palko."
In the evening’s main event IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez defends his title against former World Champion Firat Arslan. Tickets are available via www.eventim.de 

BRIGGS GOES AFTER KLITSCHKO, AGAIN

SHANNON BRIGGS VERBALLY GOES AFTER WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO AS HE ONCE AGAIN INTERRUPTS A GYM SESSION.

 
Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs showed up at an open workout in Florida earlier today and once again made it perfectly clear that he wants a shot at a Klitschko redemption after losing to brother Vitali in 2010
Briggs then took a break for 3 1/2 years and since returning has won four in a row, three ending in the first round and is once again ranked.
Briggs is forced to wait though as Klitschko has to go through a myriad of opponents that are waiting since he does hold 4 heavyweight title belts. His next scheduled defense is September 6th against Kubrat Pulev. 

 

FIGHT NETWORK DEBUT A SUCCESS

 

Last Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Fight Network hosted a private party at The Ainsworth for media, sponsors and television executives to celebrate its recent launch in the United States on Cablevision's Optimum TV (channel 464) in the Greater New York area.
Now available in more than 30 countries, Fight Network is a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news and analysis, as well as fight-themed drama, reality series, documentaries and feature films. Fight Network's dynamic programming lineup includes live events from around the world, extensive news coverage and expert analysis.

 

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July 28, 2014

PEREZ-TOMPKINS TO MC

 

 

FAMED ACTRESS ROSIE PEREZ AND
SPORTSCASTING GREAT BARRY TOMPKINS TO EMCEE NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY/DINNER

 

Acclaimed actress Rosie Perez, one of entertainment's biggest boxing fans, will team with one of boxing's most famous voices, Barry Tompkins at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony August 9. The two will share the stage in the Cohiba Ballroom inside the New Tropicana, Las Vegas, as co-MC's of the lavish gala, where 18 Inductees will stand as Class of 2014.

 

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HBO BAD SATURDAY

 

 

Former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS and undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight champion "The Pride of Las Vegas" JESSIE VARGAS, will break training camp in a few days and head to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to begin Fight Week. Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will be making his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut against one-time interim world champion DIEGO "La Joya" CHAVES (23-1, 19 KOs), of Buenos Aires, in a 10-round welterweight battle. Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), of Las Vegas, NV, making his first title defense a homecoming, will rumble with undefeated contender ANTON "The Pick Hammer" NOVIKOV (29-0, 10 KOs), of Kopeysk, Russia. Both fights will be televised live from The Chelsea, Saturday, August 2, on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, remaining tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com  or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200. Room / ticket packages are also available.

 

MATADOR INKS SUPERSTARS

 

MATADOR ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS FORMER UFC CHAMPIONS RASHAD EVANS, FORREST GRIFFIN AND LYOTO MACHIDA, BOXING STAR JEAN PASCAL, ANTHONY “RUMBLE” JOHNSON, GLOVER TEIXEIRA, THE TUFF-N-UFF MMA ORGANIZATION, AND OTHERS, FOR BOOKINGS, APPEARANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
 
MATADOR ADDS JEN WENK AS PR AND EVENTS EXECUTIVE

 

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TAPIA PULLED AT LAST MINUTE

 

Some fans may have noticed that Glen Tapia, who was scheduled to fight on the HBO Golovkin-Geale undercard, didn't fight. That's because his boxing license was abruptly denied on Friday, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael. That unfortunate circumstance forced his fight to be canceled altogether within minutes of his scheduled weigh-in. The reason behind the NYSAC denial had something to do with Tapia's blood test, though specifics haven't been released.

 

Carl Moretti, VP of Top Rank, had this to say about the denial:

 

50 CENT MOCKS MAYWEATHER

 

50 Cent Posts Pictures Of Nelly With Miss Jackson To Mock Floyd Mayweather

 

Once someone is on Fifty’s sh*t list, be prepared to be slandered
Yesterday, Rapper 50 Cent went on Instagram to slander former friend Floyd Mayweather.
He reposted two pictures from Nelly’s Instagram of Nelly himself with Mayweather’s former girlfriend Miss Jackson.
The first picture 50 Cent posted, he wrote, “Nelly put this up @floydmayweather DAMN da n**ga really took your lady champ. It’s @missjackson birthday. Smh.”
The second picture 50 Cent posted was of Miss Jackson, and the caption read, “CHAMP I aint gonna lie this mother**ker bad. You need to start operation GET THE B**CH BACK. Right now!!!”
However, this was not Fifty’s first time mocking Mayweather. He had once took to Instagram and posted a video of telling Mayweather to leave T.I’s wife Tiny alone.
50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather have had a long history of animosity against each other ever since their storied boxing companionship according to Hip Hop DX.
Earlier this year, Floyd Mayweather broke up with Miss Jackson due to her having an abortion, although many believed Nelly had something to do with it.

 

HAERTEL TO MAKE PRO DEBUT

German amateur star Stefan Haertel will make his professional debut on August 16. The 26 year-old, who signed a long-term contract with Team Sauerland in May, will face Oleg Fedotovs (18-14, 12 KOs) at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany.
‘’After many successful years as an amateur I am looking forward to this new challenge,’’ said the Berlin-based Haertel. ‘’It has been six months since my last competitive fight and I can’t wait to get back into the ring, shake of the rust and show everyone what I am capable of.’’
‘’When I step into the ring I come to win, no matter who is put in front of me,’’ said Haertel ‘’My goal is to become world champion and to do that I must beat everyone starting with Fedotovs.’’
In the evening’s main event IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez defends his title against former World Champion Firat Arslan. Tickets are available via www.eventim.de
 

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