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April 24, 2014

DAVIS STEPS IN TO MEET SMITH

 

 

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

 

Tickets Still Available Starting At $25!

 

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.

 

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NELSON VICTIMIZED BY POWER PLAY

 

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.

 

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MICHELE CHONG

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. 
 

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COUNTDOWN BEGINS

 

 

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.
 

Full Story and air times

 

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

 

WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION

RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST  NEW YORK'S UNDEFEATED
CHRIS ALGIERI

 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.
Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world champion event are $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206. Tickets will go on sale beginning Today! Thursday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com  or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Friday, April 25 at noon. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.

 

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MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

 

 

FOR SATURDAY’S TRIPLEHEADER ON SHOWTIME®, SHO EXTREME® FROM STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF.

 

THREE-FIGHT SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING TELECAST STARTS AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT, FOLLOWING EPISODE 2 PREMIERE OF “ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA”

 

 First Live Fight is 1 p.m. PT;
Tickets Still Available!

 

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.
In Saturday’s main event live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, following the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana Episode 20, undefeated, hard-hitting Keith “One Time” Thurman (22-0, 20 KOs), of Clearwater, Fla., will defend his WBA Interim Welterweight Championship against former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs), of Coachella, Calif.

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IRON BOY 12 TO STREAM LIVE APRIL 26TH

 

IRON BOY 12 STREAMING LIVE AND FREE 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.
 

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STURM TO DEFEND MAY 31ST

 

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 substance.
For Sturm, it’s now time to settle the score: "This fight really hurt. I felt like Bayern Munich must have felt when they lost the UEFA Champions League final in 2012 against Chelsea London. It was heartbreaking. But that’s in the past. I don’t care that he doped. That’s not an excuse for me. I want to erase all doubts; I want to show the world that I’m by far the superior fighter. I didn’t train like I should have before the first fight. That won’t happen again. I promise I will keep my world title."
Tickets for Sturm vs. Soliman 2 are available via telephone by calling +49-1805-570070. They can also be bought online at www.eventim.de  and at www.tickethall.de. The prices start at 31,90 Euro.

 

DLH-ARUM WORKING TOGETHER??

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.
Oscar also told the Times that his widely publicized internal squabble with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has been resolved with Schaefer getting an extended contract until 2018. “If anyone with Golden Boy has any differences with Bob, it’s on them,” De La Hoya stated. “I have nothing against Bob and I feel making fights with Bob is beneficial to the fans and the market.”
Schaefer replied with the comment that he had no idea what Oscar was talking about when he said that Schaefer signed a contract extension and that he had no plans on working with Arum.
Ah, the drama continues:

April 22, 2014

MAYWEATHER MEDIA DAY

 


Photos Mary Ann Owen

 

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.

 



Quotes

 

MAIDANA SPEAKS OUT

 

 

MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

 

K. Swanson    
Thank you everybody for calling. We are talking about "The Moment" and this, to me, is one of the big moments we've been waiting for. We have one of the participants of our main event. That, of course, is Marcos Maidana, the WBA Welterweight World Champion.
Also on the call we have Robert Garcia, who is a former world champion and the Boxing Writers Association of American 2012 Trainer of the Year; and, also, Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Officer of Mayweather Promotions; Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports; and last but not least, and to make the introductions for the call, and to start us off, is Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. Oscar?
 

Read what they all had to say

 

WBC WANTS SUMMIT MEETING

 

By James Blears


World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman says he wants a summit with the other principal organizations of boxing. 
In a conference call to the weekly WBC press conference, Mauricio who's traveling, but took time out to chat with national and international reporters explained the aim of this meeting which he'd like to convene as soon as practically possible, is together to find a way forward. 
Mauricio is open and flexible as to location concerning this meeting of minds. When asked if it'd be in Mexico, he said that would really depend on the time, and availability via agenda of the other leaders. 
There has been contact, meetings and friendly exchanges over the years particularly with the World Boxing Association, the WBA. The intention now is to hold talks and see what in common progress is practically possible.

 

BRIGGS CRASHES PRESS CONFERENCE

 

 

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.

 

OFFICIALS PICKED

 

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.

 

LOOK FOR AN ALL OUT WAR

 

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.
Molina will be looking for his third consecutive victory en route to a second world title attempt, while Matthysse is bouncing back from his loss to WBC/WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
The match up will serve as the co-featured bout to the Thurman vs. Diaz WBA Welterweight world championship and will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Matthysse is the clear cut favorite, but with both fighters in the midst of rejuvenating their careers, you can expect an all-out slug fest.
 

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WSOF SIGNS SHIELDS

 

 

Top-10 ranked welterweight is expected
to debut in July

 

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.
With the addition of Shields, the World Series of Fighting welterweight division is now one of the best on the planet with such top talent as current champion Rousimar Palhares and top contenders Jon Fitch, Josh Burkman, Steve Carl, and Gerald Harris.
The California-based fighter recently announced that he signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in July. He brings a 29-7-1 record into the cage and will make his first appearance against an opponent to be named shortly.
Shields has beaten a very impressive who's who list of fighters that includes Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Martin Kampmann, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jason Miller and Yushin Okami.
 

BROOK NEXT FOR PORTER

 

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.
Porter proved too strong for the seasoned Malignaggi, who was sent crashing through the ropes after a vicious attack from the champion, which prompted the ref to halt the contest. Brook is the mandatory challenger for Porter’s strap. Porter would not look ahead specifically to a showdown with Brook but said: “I’m going to enjoy this and let my team handle what’s next. We’ll come up with the next game plan and tackle it. Paulie wished me the best and said, ‘Make sure they know that I lost to a great champion. Go out there and be great’. I am going to honor his wishes.”

 

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