Banner Promotions boss Artie Pelullo spent much of last week in Russia working out arrangements for the return of former junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov, the “Siberian Rocky,” who has not fought in his home country since 2011.
Pelullo is back in the U.S. now and told ESPN.com that Provodnikov will face an opponent to be determined on Nov. 28 in Moscow. The overseas fight was made necessary because of HBO’s unwillingness to give a fall date to Provodnikov, who has drawn some of the network’s highest viewership figures for boxing in his recent fights, which are typically action-packed.
Golden Boy President, Oscar De la Hoya confirmed to RingTV.com Tuesday
that former welterweight titlist, Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) would be
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s opponent for the young Mexican star’s December 6
return to HBO.
Although other fighters were rumored to be considered for the spot, such
as James Kirkland and Demetrius Andrade, Clottey was always the
frontrunner and the favored foe by Golden Boy.
Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum (ctr) poses with (L-R) WBO
Lightweight champion Terence Crawford, "the Pride of Omaha" , No. 1
contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran of Mexico and the Top Rank
Knockouts during the press conference to announce their upcoming World
Lightweight title fight.
Boxing stars & public to celebrate
Micky Ward's birthday Saturday at Foxwoods
Showtime Boxing Special Edition
DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino will celebrate the 49th birthday of "Irish" Micky Ward with boxing fans attending the SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition tripleheader on Saturday, October 4, airing live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
AT THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA
Tonight at the Barker Hangar in Santa
Monica, California, King Sports will pit boxing's highest-ranking
middleweights (Hassan N'Dam 30-1 18 KOs and Curtis Stevens 27-4 20 KOs)
against each other in a mandatory bout to earn a shot at the IBF
Middleweight World Championship Belt, currently held by Sam Soliman (44-1
Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of lightweight southpaw Ismael Barroso to a promotional agreement.
A huge puncher from El Tigre, Venezuela, Barroso (15-0-2, 14 KOs) has the visa issues that previously stalled his career resolved and is ready for another attack on the top of the lightweight division.
"This is a fighter who could easily become a world champion," said Greg Cohen. "He's got tremendous punching power and he's relentless when he has an opponent hurt. I'm very proud to be working with him."
Barosso won the Interim WBA Fedelatin Lightweight Title with a first-round knockout of Oscar Arenas (then 22-3) in October 2012 and defended it with a KO 4 over Winston Campos (then 17-2-4) in October 2013. The only blemishes on his record are a pair of draws in the first six fights of his career. He also won and defended the WBA Fedebol lightweight in 2012. "Barroso's manager, Osmiri Fernandez, and Ricardo Rizzo helped put this deal together and we're eager to get to work on finding him the opportunities that will bring him to the top of the division," continued Cohen. "We will have an exciting announcement about the first of those opportunities very soon."
GOLDEN BOY LIVE! RETURNS TO THE BOSTON AREA WITH SPECIAL "MONSTER BRAWL" HALLOWEEN FIGHT NIGHT FEATURING DANNY O'CONNOR VS. ANDREW FARMER IN THE MAIN EVENT
THURSDAY, OCT. 30 AT PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL HALL IN PLYMOUTH, MASS. LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES
Framingham, Massachusetts' Danny "Bhoy" O'Connor and Virginia's Andrew Farmer will battle it out in the special "Monster Brawl" on Thursday, Oct. 30. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes' Golden Boy Live! series will be held at Plymouth, Massachusetts' Plymouth Memorial Hall, headlining another stellar night of world-class boxing action. The bout, which was originally scheduled for St. Patrick's Day, but was postponed due to an injury sustained by O'Connor, is a Halloween treat for Boston area boxing fans.
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has confirmed that he wants to fight
Amir Khan next year. The boxer, who claimed his title with a
majority points decision over the previously unbeaten Shawn Porter last
month, has told BBC that the Bolton fighter is the first thing on his
agenda once he returns to the ring. Brook was stabbed in the leg with a
machete whilst on holiday in Tenerife last month, having to undergo an
emergency operation after losing a significant amount of blood. Now back
on the mend, Brook said: "I'm thinking positive because I have to, but
believe me, I will get better and then I'll smash Amir Khan. "Nothing will
stop me from coming back and defending (my belt). Nothing. "Brook has been
pushing for a bout with Khan for a while, and has set his sights even
further should he beat his rival. Brook wants to eventually get the chance
to take on boxing great Floyd Mayweather, who last week continued his
impressive career with victory, pushing him onto a 47-0 record. It is
rumored that Mayweather wants three more fights to take him to 50.The
boxer, who claimed his title with a majority points decision over the
previously unbeaten Shawn Porter last month, has told BBC that the Bolton
fighter is the first thing on his agenda once he returns to the ring.
by Tom Donelson
So what does Floyd Mayweather do now that he won his rematch with Maidana?
The number one criteria for Mayweather will be which fighter can bring big
PPV’s numbers since the name of the game is big PPV numbers.
Mayweather-Maidana 2 had sales of 925,000 buys, which is a slight increase
over their first fight and so far since Mayweather signed his six fight
contract with Showtime; only one of his fights has gone over a million
sales, that being his fight with Canelo Alvarez which exceeded 2 million
buys. This was considered the highest PPV event of the year but there is a
decline in PPV buys with both Mayweather and Pacquiao no longer considered
automatic 1 million plus buys by themselves.
Fox Sports 1 - Sept 29
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