RYAN DAVIS STEPS IN TO FACE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ISHE SMITH ON GOLDEN BOY LIVE! SERIES MAIN EVENT ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES ON FRIDAY, MAY 2 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
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Former World Champion Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith will now face tough Illinois contender Ryan "Dangerous" Davis on Friday, May 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He will replace WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara after he pulled out from the fight to face Canelo Alvarez on July 12.
Also in previously announced bouts on the May 2 FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes' broadcast will be rising lightweight star Mickey "The Spirit" Bey, who will meet hard-hitting Mexican veteran Alan "Explosivo" Herrera in a 10-round matchup and in the televised opener, Argentina's Jesus Cuellar squares off with former World Champion Rico Ramos in a 12-round bout for Cuellar's WBA Interim Featherweight World Title.
Willie Nelson victimized by power play
Loses out on HBO PPV fight vs. Andy Lee
World junior middleweight Willie "The Great" Nelson 21-1-1, 12 KOs) has been caught in the middle of a boxing power play, resulting in the loss of his HBO PPV debut fight June 7 against Andy Lee (32-2, 22 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Team Nelson had agreed to the Lee fight, which was supposed to be part of the HBO PPV headlined by Miquel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez. However, plans changed yesterday with the announcement that Lee will now face John "Dah Rock" Jackson (18-1, 15 KOs), the same fighter Nelson defeated in 2012.
Olympic Gold Medalist Paul Gonzales Turns 50!
Celebrates B-day & 30th Olympic Anniversary
By Michele Chong
It was an Olympic-size celebration for East Los Angeles' Paul Gonzales, winner of a gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
The light flyweight Olympian was the toast of the town at his birthday party held at Steven's Steak House in Commerce, Calif. on Friday night. This was a dual celebration for Paul (who turned 50 years young) as it's the 30th anniversary of the boxer's gold medal victory.
COUNTDOWN TO "THE MOMENT: FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MARCOS MAIDANA" NOW AIRING WITH UNPRECEDENTED DISTRIBUTION ACROSS MULTIPLE FOX SPORTS PLATFORMS
In preparation for what will be a matchup for the
ages between undefeated 10-Time World Champion and current WBC
Welterweight World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and current WBA
Welterweight World Champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana, Mayweather
Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions will
present "Countdown to THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana." This
primetime special 30-minute preview show will air on various FOX Sports
platforms and will feature in-depth profiles and analysis of Mayweather vs
Maidana and the televised undercard fights including Amir "King" Khan vs.
Luis Collazo, Adrien "The Problem" Broner vs. Carlos Molina and J'Leon
Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban.
WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST NEW YORK'S UNDEFEATED
SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER
AND LIVE ON HBO®
World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The
Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his
World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn
debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product
CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June
14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at
10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
FOR SATURDAY’S TRIPLEHEADER ON SHOWTIME®,SHO EXTREME® FROM STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF.
THREE-FIGHT SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING TELECASTSTARTS AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT, FOLLOWING EPISODE 2 PREMIERE OF “ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA”
Live Fight is 1 p.m. PT;
Nine of the talented
boxers who will fight on a top-notch, action-packed Golden Boys
Promotions’ fight card this Saturday, April 26, at the
StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., participated in a Media
Workout Wednesday at the Westside Boxing Gym.
IRON BOY 12 STREAMING LIVE ANDFREE THIS SATURDAY
In February, Iron Boy Promotions’ Iron Boy
11 left a sold-out crowd reeling, with its electric atmosphere and
exciting bouts. Iron Boy Promotions intends to do it again this Saturday
night at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona with nine scheduled bouts,
culminating in a main event featuring Arizona’s Joey “Boxer” Ruelas
(7-0-1, 3KO). The free, high definition web stream of Iron Boy 11 was a
hit with online viewers, and Iron Boy Promotions will once again offer the
fights live and free at www.iron-boy.com
beginning at 8 p.m. on fight night.
Felix Sturm will put his IBF Middleweight World Title on the line
on May 31, 2014 against Australian mandatory challenger Sam Soliman
at the KoenigPALAST in Krefeld, Germany. Sturm, who won the title via
second round TKO against Darren Barker last December, is making the first
defense of his title against an old rival. Soliman and Sturm fought
before, last February, with Soliman winning a disputed decision that was
later overturned to a NC after the Australian tested positive for a banned
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and Golden
Boy President Oscar de la Hoya are discussing a possible megafight between
boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez according to the Los
Angeles Times. If the fight happens, it would be the first major
co-promotion between the rival companies in five years.
WBC Welterweight World Champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout in advance of his SHOWTIME PPV matchup against Marcos "El Chino" Maidana taking place Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. J'Leon Love, who will face Marco Antonio Periban in the opening bout of the pay-per-view kicked off the workout along with other Mayweather Promotions stars.
MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
By James Blears
Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs crashed today’s Wladimir Klitschko-Alex Leapai press conference today in Oberhausen, Germany, ripping off his shirt and hurling insults at Klitschko and Leapai for nearly ten minutes. “Klitschko, why you fighting this bum and not me? You ain’t a real champion, you’re a fabricated champion. Why you so scared of me?” Briggs punched the podium and threw his shirt at Klitschko, who stayed steely calm throughout the incident. An enraged Leapai, however, challenged Briggs to fight right then and there, and had to be held back. Briggs did some pushups before he left. “I’ve never had to hold back my own opponent at a press conference,” Klitschko commented.
WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel today announced the officials who will work this Saturday in the world heavyweight title bout between the champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) and the #1 ranked Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia, to be held at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany in a K2 Promotions presentation. The referee will be Eddie Cotton from United States. The judges will be Glenn Feldman from United States, Zoltan Enyedi from Hungary, and Deon Dwarte from South Africa. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be President Paco Valcarcel himself.
On Saturday April 26th, 2014 power punching Argentinean Lucas Matthysse,
34-3, 32KOs will be in the ring with John Molina, 27-3, 22 KOs in what
looks to be an all-out war between two full-fledged KO artists.
Top-10 ranked welterweight is expected
World Series of Fighting continues to build an extremely stacked
welterweight division with the addition of former Strikeforce champion and
UFC title contender Jake Shields.
Kell Brook will face Shawn Porter, probably in America in the Summer,
after the reigning world champion retained his IBF belt with a
fourth-round stoppage of Paulie Malignaggi last Saturday.