WRITERS
BUTCH GOTTLIEB
EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MICHELE CHONG
ERIC DURAN
GERARDO LOPEZ
BOB WILCOX
TOM DONELSON
BERNIE McCOY
JIM AMATO
FRANK GONZALEZ JR
MIKE INDRI
GARY TODD
CHUCK GIAMPA
KIERAN MULVANEY
CHRIS MORRIS
MARC LIVITZ
PHOTOGRAPHERS
MARY ANN OWEN
MARLENE MARQUEZ
RAY SPENCER
MICHAEL ORNELAS
Boxeo en Espanol
JAIME ESTRADA
VEGAS INFO
BOXING GYMS
LINKS
NV ATHLETIC COMM
CONTACT INFO
E-MAIL US
ADVERTISING INFO

 

 


 

 

TO CHECK OUT THE BEST LOOKING BOXING WEAR
THERE IS JUST CLICK ON THE BANNER

 

 

PHOTO GALLERIES
 

 

BKB2
4/4/15
 
GONZALEZ-RUSSELL
3/28/15
BKB2 WEIGH IN
4/3/15
THURMAN-GUERRERO
3/7/15
MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO
PRESS CONFERENCE
3/11/15
STIVERNE-WILDER
1/17/15
BOXCINO TOURNEY
2/13/15
KHAN-ALEXANDER
12/13/14
BRADLEY-CHAVES
12/13/14
ORLEANS HOTEL
11/21/14
OPENING WBC CON.
12/15/14
GGG-RUBIO
10/18/14
 ALGIERI WORKOUT
10/31/14
MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA2
9/13/14
BOX FAN EXPO
9/13/14
NVBHOF RED CARPET
8/9/14
NVBHOF INDUCTION
8/9/14
CANELO-LARA
7/12/14
TOP RANK
8/2/14
GOLDEN BOY
6/27/14
GOLDEN BOY
7/9/14

 

 

 

May 30, 2015

GARY TODD

 

 Miguel Cotto v Daniel Geale.
Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, June 6th.
New York City.
by Gary Todd

 

The sport of boxing is a tough hard sport where only the strong survive. It’s also a sport where dreams can be realized and dreams can very quickly become a nightmare. Every fighter trains to be the best they can be, and be better than the next guy. They enter the ring with the confidence , knowing they have prepared their mind and body to be better than their opponent. They climb through the ropes without an ounce of doubt. They are invincible, and superior beings.

 

Full Story

 

PASCAL ADDED TO KOVALEV CARD

 

Main Events, InterBox and Jean Pascal Promotions have announced that former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) will face unbeaten Yunieski Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs) in the ten-round co-feature of the Kovalev-Mohammedi clash on July 25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Both fights will be televised live on HBO.

Jean Pascal: I’m eager to get back in the ring. The years where I have been very active are the ones that I’ve performed the best. Gonzalez is a good fighter and everybody knows I am not content with fighting just a regular fighter. I’m already back in the gym and focusing on July 25.

Yunieski Gonzalez: This is the fight I have been waiting for. I’m not punching at him, I’m punching through him and when I’m done with him he won’t be any good for anyone else.
 

MAGDALENO ADDED TO TOP RANK CARD

 

DIEGO MAGDALENO VS. JOSE "CHELO" GONZALEZ
12-ROUND LIGHTWEIGHT RUMBLE
ADDED AS CO-MAIN EVENT ON
"THE METROPCS FRIDAY NIGHT KNOCKOUT ON truTV®"

Friday, June 26, at 10 P.M. ET
Live From State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas

 

One-time world title challengers DIEGO MAGDALENO and JOSE "Chelo" GONZALEZ will battle each other in a 12-round lightweight bout in the co-main event of an all-action card headlined by the GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ - DERECK "The Black Lion" EDWARDS 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) International super middleweight title fight on Friday, June 26, at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX. Both fights will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV® at 10:00 p.m. ET. The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports®. Find truTV on YOUR TV: http://trutvishere.com/
Promoted by Top Rank and Zapari Boxing Promotions, in association with Nord Boxing Promotions, Zanfer Promotions and PR Best Boxing, remaining tickets to the Ramirez-Edwards/Magdaleno-Gonzalez boxing event, priced at $35, $25, $15, plus VIP tables of ten (10) at $800, $650 and $550, can be purchased at the State Farm Arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (956) 843-6688

 

HERRERA & LUNDY QUOTES

 

 

HERRERA VS. LUNDY TO FIGHT JULY 11 FOR THE VACANT NABF SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE LIVE FROM THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA AND TELEVISED ON HBO LATINO® BOXING

 

Former WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) and titlist "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia hosted a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 28 to discuss their upcoming 10-round showdown on Saturday, July 11 for the NABF Super Lightweight Championship live on HBO Latino ® Boxing. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing, Herrera vs. Lundy will possibly be the last boxing match held at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena before it is demolished later this year.
Also joining Herrera and Lundy at Wednesday's press conference were co-main event fighters Michael "The Artist" Perez (22-1-2, 10 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey and Las Vegas transplant Sharif "The Lion" Bogere (27-1, 19 KOs), who will open up the HBO Latino Boxing telecast to battle in 10-round lightweight match.

 

Here's what they all had to say

 

EAMMON MAGEE JR. MURDERED

 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering boxer Eamonn Magee Jr who was stabbed to death in the Twinbrook area of west Belfast.
The attack happened in the Summerhill Park area in the early hours of Saturday morning and was reported to police at about 2:40am. The 32-year-old man was arrested in the Dunmurry area.
The 22-year-old rising boxer was the son of the former world champion Eamonn Magee Snr.
Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said: "We are currently investigating the circumstances which led to the death of such a young man as Eamonn, who is a son, a brother, a partner and a friend.
"I would therefore appeal to anyone who saw or heard any dispute in the Summerhill Park area, or who knows anything about this murder, to contact detectives at Lisburn police station on the non-emergency number 101.
"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."
The news sent shockwaves through the boxing community with many reacting to the news on social media.
IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton tweeted: "Absolutely terrible shocking news about Eamonn Magee Jr. May he RIP".
Another Belfast boxing hero, two-time Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes, tweeted: "RIP young Eammon Magee, murder by scum in Belfast last night."
Eamonn Magee Snr was known as the Terminator during his professional career, and he also enjoyed Commonwealth success.

 

May 29, 2015

KHAN DEFEATS ALGIERI

 


Photo Naoki Fukuda/WBC

 

In a clash of former world Jr. Welterweight champions, Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs), now fighting at welterweight, won a twelve round unanimous decision over Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Algieri gave Khan all he could handle, taking the fight to Khan who often fought going backwards. Khan prevailed in the end by the scores of 115-113, 117-111, 117-111. He is now hoping to land a big money showdown against Floyd Mayweather in September.
*****
Junior lightweight Javier Fortuna beat up Bryan Vasquez for twelve rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory in the co-featured bout Friday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KO’s) hurt Vasquez repeatedly throughout the bout. The most action came in the final 30 seconds of most rounds as the 2 warriors battled toe to toe. Final scores were 117-111, 117-111 and 116-112 to earn Fortuna the WBA’s vacant “regular” junior lightweight belt.
 

KAYODE WINS DECISION

 

Returning to cruiserweight, Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-1, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over “Slick” Nick Kisner (14-2-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. After a TKO1 loss to Luis Ortiz was overturned when Ortiz failed a drug test, Kayode was too strong for Kisner who didn’t have the firepower to do much damage. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.
*****
WBO #10 lightweight Josh King of Australia made his US television debut with a one-sided ten round unanimous decision against Rogelio Casarez (9-4, 4 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 98-92.
*****
Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (24-1-1, 18 KOs) won a six-round unanimous decision against Fatuma Zarika (24-11-2, 14 KOs). Serrano scored a first round knockdown and went on to win 60-53, 60-53, 60-54.

 

NEW TRAINER FOR VARGAS

 

 

JESSIE VARGAS HAS "EL TERRIBLE" NEWS
FOR TIMOTHY BRADLEY!
 

 

Former four-division world champion and Mexican boxing icon ERIK "El Terrible" MORALES is the new trainer for undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS. Morales, who received the call a few days ago, is already in Vargas' Las Vegas-based training camp preparing him for the biggest fight of his professional career, against former two-division world champion TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR. Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs), a native of Los Angeles who now lives in Las Vegas, and Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., will go mano a mano for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world title, Saturday, June 27, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

"I am very religious so I began to pray for the right person to train me," said Vargas. "Instantly, the name of Erik Morales came to me. I was able to track him down and he came right to our training camp in Las Vegas. I watched practically of all Erik's big fights - the wars with Marco Antonio Barrera, the fights against Manny Pacquiao. Erik always fought hard and with all his heart. That's who I want in my corner, someone who will give me everything they have to beat Bradley."
"I've trained many fighters in Mexico. But Jessie is the best fighter I will be working with and this is the biggest fight, against Bradley," said Morales. "We will win this fight. Jessie will put on pressure with intelligence and mix it up, using counter-punching. Bradley likes to go into his comfort zone in the ring. We will attack there too."
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, remaining tickets to the Bradley vs. Vargas welterweight championship event, priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com,  by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Suites are available by calling (877) 604-8777. For information on group discounts, please call (877) 234-8425.

 

 

 OSCAR DE LA HOYA WILL HOST A SPECIAL
MEET AND GREET WITH FANS

 

 

Oscar De La Hoya President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions is scheduled to attend the June 4 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the historic Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles and will host a special meet and greet with fans prior to the televised bouts from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Fans with tickets to the event will have an opportunity to come by the upstairs ballroom, take a picture with The Golden Boy and have him sign boxing memorabilia.

In the main event, Puerto Rico's Jayson "Star" Velez (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Juncos, will battle it out against Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico's Daniel "Huracan" Ramirez (11-1, 5 KOs), in a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico 10-round featherweight bout sure to excite fans. The co-main televised event features Los Angeles native Carlos "The Solution" Morales (7-1-3, 2 KOs) taking on Emmanuel Gonzalez (14-1, 7 KOs) of the Bronx, New York in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. Opening the telecast, Los Angeles favorite Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez (9-0, 9 KOs) is scheduled to fight Darryl Hayes (3-4, 1 KOs) of Houston, Texas, in a six-round super-feather weight fight, and Rafael Gramajo (3-1-1, 2 KOs) also of Los Angeles is hoping to make airtime in a four-round super bantamweight fight against Pablo Cupul (4-16, 3 KOs) of Merida, Mexico.

 

Full Story

 

ALGIERI READY FOR KHAN

 

 

Star Boxing's Chris Algieri Ready for Khan Tonight; Promoter DeGuardia Says Long Island Fighter Expects to "walk out of ring with hand raised". Spike TV will televise Welterweight Title Clash from Barclays Center
 

Star Boxing's Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) looked primed and ready to go yesterday at Barclays Center, weighing-in at 146.6-pounds for this evening's clash against Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs), beneath the 147-lb. welterweight limit. Spike TV will televise the WBC Silver Welterweight title clash at 9:00 PM/ET on the Premier Boxing Championship Series card.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia said: "Chris looks great, and is ready to pull off the upset at this spectacular venue as he did last year. The Barclays Center and Spike TV, the perfect setting for 'déjà vu all over again.'"
The Huntington, Long Island-based Algieri defeated Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 of last year at Barclays to capture the WBO World Super Lightweight title in a split decision.
Algieri's career has flourished under DeGuardia from the Long Island shows at the Paramount to the Provodnikov upset setting the stage for the spotlight fight against Pacquiao to yet another huge showcase opportunity against the highly-touted Khan tonight.

 

FRAMPTON SIGNS WITH HAYMON

 

Carl Frampton aims to take career to "next level"
with Al Haymon partnership


The undefeated IBF super-bantamweight world champion confirmed last night that he has signed a deal with one of boxing’s most influential figures who also works with Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Adonis Stevenson.
Frampton believes his new partnership with American boxing guru Al Haymon will propel his career to “the next level”.
Haymon will work as an adviser to The Jackal who will continue to be managed by Barry McGuigan and promoted by Cyclone Promotions.

 

Full Story

 

UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE ON PBConNBC

 

2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (14-0, 13 KOs) battles Yasmany Consuegra (17-0, 14 KOs) in a matchup between two undefeated heavyweights that will kick off the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC telecast Saturday, June 6 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. with televised coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. This eight round heavyweight attraction will support the afternoon’s main event, which pits former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) against Aron Martinez (19-3-1, 14 KOs). Also featured on the card is the 12-round featherweight showdown between Jesus Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs) and Vic Darchinyan (40-7-1, 29 KOs).

 

Full Story, Line up & Ticket Info

 

WEIGHTS

 

FROM MEMPHIS

 

Lateef Kayode 199.8 vs. Nick Kisner 199.8
Josh King 134.7 vs. Rogelio Casarez 134.7
Amanda Serrano 130.4 vs. Zarika Kangethe (Fatuma Zarika) 125.4
Derrick Webster 167.6 vs. William Johnson 167.6
Quincy Palmer 275.1 vs. Marvin Hunt 231.6
Marlon Lewis 125.2 vs. Terrance Roy NA

Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions, in association with GH3 Promotions, Prize Fight Promotion and Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Productions, produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions

Venue: WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee
TV: CBS Sports Network (10:00 PM, ET)
 


FROM PHILADELPHIA

 

Frank De Alba 129.3 – Bernardo Gomez Uribe 128.5
Steve Upsher Chambers 139.7 – Alejandro Rodriguez 140.4
Farah Ennis 167 – Michael Gbenga 169.9
Miguel Cruz 147.5 – Juan Rodriguez 145
Samuel Figueroa 146 – Jose Valderrama 148
Brandon Bennett 137 – Rondale Hubbert 138.7
Demond Nicholson 164 – German Perez 163
Christopher Brooker 168 – Santario Martin 167
Leo Hall 176.5 – Lawrence Blakey 175.3
Caleb Plant 164.5 – Jason Zabokrtsky 163
Raynell Williams 134.5 – TBA

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Stadium Holiday Inn
1st Bell: 6:45 (Doors open at 6 PM)

The Stadium Holiday Inn is located at 900 Packer Ave. in Philadelphia
 



FROM CALIFORNIA

 

Thompson Boxing Promotions celebrates fifteen years with a card featuring the always exciting Danny Roman (14-2-1, 5 KOs), a super bantamweight from Los Angeles, versus Chris Martin (28-5-3, 9 KOs), a savvy tactician from San Diego, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Danny Roman, 121.8 vs. Chris Martin, 121.3
Juan Reyes, 126.7 vs. Roberto Castaneda, 123.2
Efrain Esquivias, 134.2 vs. Jose Haro, 129.8
Cesar Villarraga, 133.8 vs. Erick Aguirre, 131
Rigoberto Flores, 143.4, vs. Luis Hernandez, 143.6

In other action, one of Southern California’s most popular fighters, Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs), faces the young Jose Haro (8-1-1, 6 KOs) of Salt Lake City. The fight is scheduled for eight rounds.
In the other marquee match up, super bantamweight Juan Reyes (12-1-3, 2 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. brings his exciting brand of boxing to the more experienced Robert Castaneda (21-9-1, 15 KOs) of Mexico in a 6-rounder.
 


 

FROM LONDON


Kell Brook 146.25 vs. Frankie Gavin 146.75
(IBF welterweight title)
Jorge Linares 135.25 vs. Kevin Mitchell 134.25
(WBC lightweight title)
Note: Linares weighed in .25 heavy. He has one hour to lose it.
Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs. Lee Selby 125.25
(IBF featherweight title)

Anthony Joshua 248 vs. Kevin Johnson 225
Nathan Cleverly 179 vs. Tomas Man 172.25
John Ryder 159.25 vs. Nick Blackwell 159.25
Scott Cardle 136.75 vs. Craig Evans 133.5
Dave Ryan 139.25 vs. John Wayne Hibbert 139

Venue: O2 Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: SKY (UK)

 

RAYMI KILLED IN YEMEN EXPLOSION

 

by Jim McGrady
 

Undefeated junior flyweight Ali Raymi (25-0, 25 KO’s) was killed this past weekend in Yemen, sources say he died as the result of an explosion in the countries capital of Sana’a on Saturday.
The 41 year old Raymi was little known outside his homeland, having fought every one of his pro bouts in Sana’a. The braggadocios knockout artist called himself “God”, and was never shy about issuing challenges to the top fighters of the division; Roman Gonzalez, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Merlito Sabillo, and Wanheng Menayothin were all targets. The outspoken fighter said in his challenge to Menayothin, “I know that in Thailand, promoters pay Wanheng in pineapples, coconuts and flavored condoms.”
Though he never got to fight a world class opponent, he does hold the current record for most consecutive first round knockouts to begin a professional career, stopping his first 21 opponents in the opening frame. In 2014 he fought four times, facing Prince Maz in every bout, and last saw action on March 28th, scoring a first round knockout over Omar Moxamad.
At the time of his death, Raymi was ranked in two weight classes; the WBA ranked him sixth at light flyweight, with the WBO raking him eighth at mini-flyweight. In an interview last year, Raymi said of his skills, “My chin is titanium, my fists are uranium.”

 

BERNSTEIN RETURNS TO AIR WITH O'GRADY

 

 

Hall of Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein will serve as play by play announcer and host of the telecast of the Four State Franchise Boxing Show on Saturday, May 30 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.  The syndicated broadcast will air on over the air television stations and on Cox cable throughout a number of Midwest states including Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Joining Al on the broadcast as color commentator will be former World Lightweight Champion Sean O’Grady. Al said: “It will be great to work with Sean again—he is one of great ambassadors for the sport and a wonderful guy. I also love switching over to do play by play and host shows, so this will be extra fun. The Buffalo Run has a great tradition of excellent boxing shows and this new series will be no exception. I look forward to doing the telecast and getting a chance to interact with the boxing fans at this event.”

 

VERDEJO BRONX PUBLIC WORKOUT AND FAN FEST

 

 

The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO, will be celebrating his upcoming HBO Boxing debut by pressing the flesh and throwing some leather for his fans in New York. He will make a two-hour special appearance at The Bronx Cultural Arts Festival (152nd Street, between Jackson and Unions Avenues), Tomorrow! Saturday, May 30, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. Verdejo will be taking the stage to answer questions followed by a meet & greet session where fans can get his autograph or pose for photos with him. He will end his day at the Festival with an hour-long public workout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with All Star Boxing, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, remaining tickets to the Walters vs. Marriaga / Verdejo vs. Najera world championship boxing event, priced at $205, $105 and $55, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com  and www.thegarden.com

 

Click here for older news


webmaster Butch Gottlieb

© 2000-2015 by BoxinginLasVegas.com™ 
Photos or written materials cannot be distributed
or used without permission.


©2000-2015 by
Mary Ann Owen

RINGCARD GIRL
OF THE MONTH

 

TV Fights

 

Spike - May 29
9PM ET/6PM PT
Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri

CBSSN - May 29
10PM ET/7PM PT
Lateef Kayode vs.
Nick Kisner


Fox Sports 1 - May 30
10PM ET/7PM PT
UFC Fight Night
Carlos Condit vs.
Thiago Alves

UniMas - May 30
11PM ET/PT
Saul Rodriguez vs.
Antonio Capulin

__________


May
Fight Schedule

 

June 2015
Fight Schedule