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February 9, 2016

ORTIZ TO MEET THOMPSON

 

 

LUIS ORTIZ SET TO FACE Tony thompson for the wba interim heavyweight world title

 

  SADAM ALI TO TAKE ON JESSiE VARGAS FOR THE VACANT WBO WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5 from THE NATION'S CAPITAL AT THE DC ARMORY TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®    

 

Tickets on Sale Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET!

 

 

Fresh from a stunning knockout of Bryant "By-By" Jennings and eager to continue his quest to be the best heavyweight in the sport, WBA Interim Heavyweight World Champion Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 when he faces former world title challenger Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs) in 12-round main event at the DC Armory, in Washington D.C.on Saturday, March 5 and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.   Opening up the live telecast, top contender and 2008 Olympian Sadam "World Kid" Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) will face former WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Jessie Vargas (26-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for the vacant WBO Welterweight World Championship.

 

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WEIGHTS FOR TONIGHTS PBC TELECAST

 

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Jamel Herring 134.2 - Luis Eduardo Flores 134.7

Alex Martin 147.5 - Rossemberth Gomez 146.6

 Raynell Williams 133.1 - Gabriel Tolmajyan 138.5               Jamontay Clark 149.3 - Elvin Perez 149.9

David Gonzales 142.7 - Justin Johnson 144.8

Carlos Rosario 132.2 - Victor Vasquez 134.3

Jordan White 120.2 - Manuel Rubalcava 119.3

 

Promoter: King's Promotions
Venue:  Sands Event Center Bethlehem
1st Bell:  8 PM ET
Television:  11 PM ET

 

FIGHTERS PICKED DENVER

 

 

MANNY PACQUIAO, ARTHUR ABRAHAM, FREDDIE ROACH, EVGENY GRADOVICH AND MANNY PEREZ STRIKE SUPER BOWL GOLD WITH BRONCOS PREDICTIONS  

 

They have vastly different backgrounds yet they have two things in common -- they will be in title fights on the same April 9 pay-per-view card, and they picked the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 50.

 

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DETROIT BRAWL A BIG SUCCESS

 


 

Salita Promotions Wins Big!
Detroit Brawl a Motor City Success on Saturday Night

 

Promoter Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions wishes to thank the multitude of fans and everyone involved in the great success of his debut "Detroit Brawl" show in Detroit last Saturday, February 6.   Held at the beautiful Masonic Temple Downtown, the well-attended "Detroit Brawl" featured a night of entertaining fights with an old-school Detroit feel. Even Detroit greats Thomas Hearns and Hilmer Kenty were in attendance.

 

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February 7, 2016

HERRING SAYS HE IS READY

 

 

 

2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN JAMEL HERRING SAYS HE IS READY FOR HIS FIRST HEADLINING APPEARANCE ON TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX DEPORTES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER IN BETHLEHEM, PA.

 

2012 U.S Olympian and undefeated lightweight Jamel Herring is very much looking forward to his fight next Tuesday night against Luis Eduardo Flores. The bout takes place on an exciting night of boxing that will be part of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, February 9 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT 

 

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MAYWEATHER DOCUMENTARY

 

In our unique 'Money In London' documentary, we capture an evening with Floyd Mayweather. The undefeated boxing legend shares tales from his glittering career and allows fans in the audeince to ask questions of their own. With never before seen footage, we witness the visit of the superstar in our nations Capital City.

 

 

GH3 STACKS UNDERCARD

 

    

 

GH3 Promotions has a stacked undercard on Friday, February 19 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. A Full night of boxing will take place before the terrific ShoBox: The New Generation card, Live on SHOWTIME®

 

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February 6, 2016

HOLLY HOLM GETS 4 AWARDS

 

 

 

At the World MMA Awards Show in Las Vegas last night, Holly Holm won a record 4 awards including Fighter Of The Year and KO of the Year for her victory over Ronda Rousey.

Pictured with Holly (L) are her long time trainer Mike Winklejohn (2nd from right) and Mark Taffett from HBO (far right)

 

CABALLERO WINS BY TKO

 

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RANDY CABALLERO SCORES A KNOCK OUT VICTORY OVER RUBEN GARCIA LIVE ON BOXEO ESTELAR ON ESTRELLA TV  FROM FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

 

A sold-out crowd of 1,814 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino welcomed back hometown hero Randy "El Matador" Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) of Coachella Valley, Calif. in his first fight since 2014 against the fierce fighter Ruben Garcia (15-2-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico, City, Mexico.  The scheduled 10-round featherweight fight was televised live nationally on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV

 

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CEJA VS RUIZ REMATCH ADDED TO CARD

 

 

MEXICAN KNOCKOUT ARTISTS JULIO CEJA &
HUGO RUIZ TO MEET IN SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE REMATCH ON SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 27 FROM HONDA CENTER IN ANAHEIM, CALIF., LIVE ON SHOWTIME

 

Mexican warriors Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz will compete in a rematch of their exciting 2015 super bantamweight world title fight on Saturday, February 27, live on SHOWTIME® from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.  
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will be headlined by undefeated three-division world champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz, who'll bemaking the first defense of his Featherweight World Championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez.  
"I'm very happy to fight again in Southern California on such a fantastic card," said Ceja. "In the first fight with Hugo Ruiz we had a sensational battle which ended with me coming out victorious and I'm very confident that I will win again. I look forward to putting on another great show on February 27."  
"I'm excited for the immediate rematch with Julio Ceja," said Ruiz. "I know that I had him badly hurt during our first fight and that I will be victorious on February 27. I'd like to thank everyone involved for this great opportunity to avenge my loss."

 

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LEBEN SIGNS WITH BELLATOR

 

 

CHRIS ‘THE CRIPPLER’ LEBEN RETURNS TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, SIGNS WITH BELLATOR MMA  

 

Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of Chris “The Crippler” Leben (22-11) to an exclusive multi-year, multi-fight contract. The former World Extreme Cagefighting Middleweight World Champion has fought professionally since 2002, and holds the record for most fights in the UFC at 185-pounds (22).   Since taking a break from the sport in 2014, Leben has resided in San Diego, Calif. and served as a coach at Victory MMA & Fitness. Known for his tendency to put on an exciting show each and every time he enters the cage, Leben was a member of the inaugural cast of “The Ultimate Fighter” alongside fellow Bellator MMA competitors Stephan Bonnar and Josh Koscheck. The 35-year-old has fought elite talent throughout his mixed martial arts tenure, against names the likes of: Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva, Brian Stann, Michael Bisping, Patrick Cote, Mark Munoz, and Bellator MMA’s own Alessio Sakara.   “If I were to draw up the prototypical Bellator MMA competitor, there would be parts of Chris [Leben] in there,” Bellator MMA President Scott Coker said. “The guy has never had a boring fight and as I’ve said from day one, we’re going to continue to grow from the ground up and buy from the top down. I know that Chris still has a lot of fight left in him and I’m excited to see him fight We are hoping to see his Bellator debut this Spring.”  

 

February 5, 2016

GUNMEN SHOOT UP WEIGH IN

 

One man is reported to be dead and two others injured after gunmen dressed as cops opened fire
at a boxing weigh-in.
By Patrick Knox/Daily Star.UK

 

One man is dead after a shooting at The Regency Hotel in Dublin as a number of men burst into the foyer of the Regency dressed in police uniforms and armed with what by-standers said looked like AK47s. They then fired shots at random and dozens of people ran from the hotel. It is understood that one man died at the scene and two other men were injured. The three men were brought to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital where one was confirmed dead.
CARD CANCELLED: The Clash of the Clans show has been cancelled

 

BILL DWYRE

 

 

 

FREDDIE ROACH AND TEDDY ATLAS:
POINT COUNTERPOINT  
By: Bill Dwyre

 

The TV images from boxing last Saturday night were of a glassy-eyed Jean Pascal and a worried Freddie Roach.   It was the end of the sixth round of the light heavyweight title fight between Pascal and Sergey Kovalev in Montreal, Pascal’s hometown.  They had fought before. Kovalev had destroyed Pascal.  Pascal wanted another shot and hired the seven-time trainer of the year to guide him through the firestorm this time.  
Now, Roach was doing the only kind of guiding left.  No need for instructions about jabbing, nor ducking and countering.  In the corner, he was telling Pascal it was over.  Roach was doing his best Roberto Duran.  No mas, Jean.     

This then, as we continue to preview the upcoming battle April 9 between MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR., triggers a discussion of boxing trainers’ responsibility, humanity and common sense.

 

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NEWLY FORMED COMBATIVE SPORTS COMMISSION

 

The Association of Combative Sports Commissions (ACSC), a newly-formed non-profit organization comprised of athletic commissions, has announced that it will be holding its inaugural “Annual Conference” from July 9 - 12, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  
The ACSC came to being in an effort to move in a new direction in working to protect the health, safety and welfare of combative sports contestants.  Linking athletic commissions worldwide that are involved in the regulation of combative sports, the ACSC will stress the importance of transparency, accountability, strategic planning and open communication in all of its endeavors  

 

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WBC JOINS SCHOLAS FOUNDATION

THE WORLD BOXING COUNCIL JOINS THE SCHOLAS FOUNDATION AND CREATES THE BOXVAL-BOXING FOR PEACE PROGRAM

The World Boxing Council has signed reciprocity agreements with the Scholas Foundation, an entity created by The Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Foundation has the main goal of providing opportunities for all children through technology, art, culture and sport. BOXVAL-BOXING FOR PEACE will dedicate itself to inspire values through the practice of boxing. The WBC President, Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman Salidvar from Mexico, traveled to the Vatican along with his brother, Hector, Miguel Aleman Magnani and Jeronimo Dela Macorra to sign these contracts for the Scholas Foundation and also the contract with the WBC. "WBC-SCHOLAS – Fighting for Peace" will immediately start to fulfill its mission including to every single WBC world champion that believe in serving the youth in order to offer them a brilliant future. "Today, my life has changed. The humbleness and warmth from the Holy Father has allowed us to understand that we got an opportunity to serve God with the goal of creating opportunities to kids from all the world, regardless religion, race or color. It is all about helping kids that are growing up in a collapsed world full with threats and temptations, where the opportunities they got are just a few to choose the path of the good" Mauricio Sulaiman commented, at the end of the reunion.  

 

UNRIVALED “RIVALRIES”

 

 

SHOWTIME SPORTS® CONTINUES CELEBRATION
OF 30 YEARS OF SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
® WITH PAULIE AYALA-JOHNNY TAPIA I & II,
PLUS ISRAEL VAZQUEZ-RAFAEL MARQUEZ I, II & III
 

 

Round 2 of the SHOWTIME Sports® 12-round celebration commemorating 30 years of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® continues in February with “Rivalries’’ on SHO EXTREME®.  This month will be highlighted by five of the most exhilarating and memorable fights in boxing history: the two Paulie Ayala-Johnny Tapia battles and the first three Israel Vazquez-Rafael Marquez wars.  Ayala-Tapia 1 was 1999 Fight of the Year; Ayala was 1999 Fighter of the Year.  

 

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WEIGH IN OPEN TO PUBLIC

 

 

Monday, February 8, 2016   6:00 p.m.                               OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Location: Vision Bar (Located inside Sands Bethlehem Events Center)
77 Sands Blvd.; Bethlehem, PA 18015  
6:00 p.m. - Fighters to scales  

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016                                   
SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER
DOORS OPEN 7pm  FIRST BOUT 8:00 PM               
FS1 & FOX DEPORTES BROADCAST BEGINS 11PM 

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.  To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  


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TV Fights

 

 

Estrella TV - Feb 5
10PM ET/7PM PT
Randy Caballero vs.
Ruben Garcia

Frankie Gomez vs.
Silverio Ortiz

Fox Sports 1 - Feb 6
10PM ET/7PM PT
UFC Fight Night
Johny Hendricks vs.
Stephen Thompson

Fox Sports 1 - Feb 9
11PM ET/8PM PT
Jamel Herring vs.
Luis Eduardo Flores

UniMas - Feb 13
11PM ET/PT
Alex Saucedo vs.
Clarence Booth

 

February 2016

Fight Schedule