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October 1, 2014

PROVODNIKOV NEEDS OPPONENT

 

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. 

 

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CANELO-CLOTTEY CONFIRMED

 

 

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.
Also confirmed was the venue: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
Clottey is 3-0 since a one-sided beating at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in 2010, most recently beating fringe contender Anthony Mundine via unanimous decision in April.

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.
With the Clottey fight, the 24-year-old Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) begins an HBO deal that reportedly involves nine fights over three years and calls for two pay-per-view contests per year, along with one regular HBO date.

 

CRAWFORD VS BELTRAN NOV. 29

 


Photo Chris Farina/Top Rank

 

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.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, Crawford vs. Beltran will take place during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on Saturday, November 29, at the CenturyLink Center. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. 
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Crawford vs. Beltran World Lightweight Championship event will go on sale This Friday! October 3, at 10:00 a.m. CT. Reserved seat tickets start at just $27, with remaining tiers priced at $52, $77 and $127. They will be available for purchase at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge-by-phone call 800-745-3000. To order online, visit Ticketmaster.com.
 

STARS COMING OUT FOR WARD B'DAY

 


 

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.

 

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N'DAM VS. STEVENS TONIGHT ON ESPN2

 

AT THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

IBF Middleweight Eliminator Will Determine Who Fights For The World Title

 

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 18 KOs).
The event promises an epic night of fights that will be televised on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. King Sports will pull from an unprecedented talent pool that includes Interim World Cruiserweight Champion Youri Kalenga, and No. 7 Heavyweight in the world, Charles Martin (18-0-1 16 KOs) to create an exciting night of boxing.

 

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GCP SIGNS KO ARTIST

 

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

 

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.

 

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BROOK WANTS KHAN IN 2015

 

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.
Brook was stabbed in the leg with a machete while 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.
The Sheffield-born star wants to eventually get the chance to take on boxing great Floyd Mayweather, recognized as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters the sport has ever seen.
It is rumored that Mayweather wants three more fights to take him to 50.

 

DONELSON'S THOUGHTS

 

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.
 

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