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CONSTELLATION OF STARS TO ATTEND 52ND ANNUAL WBC CONVENTION
The World Boxing Council is delighted to announce that a
sensational lineup of great world champions are joining our annual
convention at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas from December 14th to 19th.
(L-R) Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated
featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales,
Mexico , undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender
Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico and
Argentina’s Luis Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (36-1, 29 KOs , workout on
Thursday for their upcoming all-action feature fights.
TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) isn't the first elder statesman of the sweet science to hold the light heavyweight crown.
With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, Hopkins would be just one belt away from becoming the first fighter in boxing history to hold all four major alphabet titles simultaneously in two different weight divisions.
He's already the first man to hold all four major alphabet belts in any weight class.
GREG COHEN PROMOTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH AUSTRALIAN PROMOTER ADAM WILCOCK
Greg Cohen Promotions is proud to announce the appointment of Australian promoter Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions to the role of Vice President of Global Operations.
In a move to further cement its growing role as a global promotional force, the official addition of Wilcock to the GCP team formalizes their now long-standing partnership
by Mary Ann Owen
Mary Ann Owen had a chance to sit down with WBA light welterweight world champion Jessie Vargas after his training session with new trainer Roy Jones Jr. and talk about his upcoming title defense against former world champion Antonio DeMarco on November 22nd in Macao on the Pacquiao-Algieri HBO-PPV card.
David Lemieux vs. Gabe Rosado is a 12 round NABF middleweight title bout which is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye Of The Tiger Management and sponsored by Corona Extra, AT&T and Mexico - Live It To Believe It! Dulorme vs. Lundy is a 10-round junior welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and CES Boxing. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets priced at $150, $80, $50, $25 and $15, plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now and are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND OSCAR DE LA HOYA CONGRATULATE RANDY CABALLERO ON WINNING IBF BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
As Randy "El Matador" Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) returns from winning the IBF Bantamweight title in Monte Carlo, France, Golden Boy Promotions today congratulated the newly crowned champion of Nicaraguan descent on his victory and promised that hometown fans wouldn't have to travel far for Caballero's next match.
"Randy is so popular around his home of Coachella, and Fantasy Springs was the venue for so many of his fights as he climbed the championship ladder - put those facts together and there's only one possible spot for his first title defense," said Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya. "I've been saying for a long time that Randy is a true future star of boxing, and he continues to deliver on that promise. The fans at Fantasy Springs should buckle up for another fantastic fight in the near future."
Last week, Caballero reached
the high point of his young career, winning a 12-round unanimous decision
against a game Stuart Hall to earn the IBF Bantamweight Title. Since
joining the professional ranks in 2010, he has become a staple of the
Southern California fight scene, packing venues around the area as he
gained stature in the division.
JOSEPH DIAZ JR., JULIAN RAMIREZ, DIEGO DE LA HOYA AND TAISHAN OPPONENTS SET FOR GOLDEN BOY LIVE! CARD AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES TO AIR FIGHT CARD FEATURING
FOUR OF BOXING'S TOP PROSPECTS
Three undefeated Mexican warriors are headed to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on the Thursday, November 13 edition of Golden Boy Live! when Joseph Diaz Jr., Julian Ramirez and Diego De La Hoya square off against Roberto Castaneda, Pedro Melo and Ali Gonzalez, respectively who are looking to add losses to the records of the undefeated trio of boxing's most promising rising stars. While seven-foot Chinese sensation Taishan will open up the televised portion of the card against Michael Lane on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
Super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite
Boxing has it's Superman, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson
and ironically, from the same country comes "Batman", world super
middleweight contender Schiller Hyppolite (13-0-1, 9KOs).
FOR TOMORROW NIGHT'S GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT FEATURING TOP EAST COAST PROSPECTS
The greater Boston area is in for a Halloween Eve treat as Golden Boy Live! prepares to take Plymouth Memorial Hall by storm on Thursday, October 30 with the "Monster Brawl" brought to fight fans by Golden Boy Promotions and Murphys Boxing. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will feature three competitive bouts in the televised portion of the evening.
In the main event, former U.S. Olympic Team alternate Danny "Bhoy" O'Connor will square off against the rugged Andrew Farmer in a 10-round welterweight bout. In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Sharif "The Lion" Bogere will enter the ring to fight the experienced Fernando Garcia. The televised opener will showcase Irish standout Jason Quigley in a four-round middleweight bout against Thomas Gifford.