IF YOU ARE
IN LAS VEGAS AND YOU ARE HUNGRY
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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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
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.
Salita Promotions Wins Big!
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.
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.
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 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®
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)
Photo Tom Hogan/hoganphotos/GoldenBoy
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
MEXICAN KNOCKOUT ARTISTS JULIO CEJA &
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.
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.”
One man is reported to be dead and two others injured after gunmen dressed
as cops opened fire
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
FREDDIE ROACH AND TEDDY ATLAS:
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.
This then, as we continue to preview the upcoming battle April 9 betweenMANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR., triggers a discussion of boxing trainers’ responsibility, humanity and common sense.
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 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.
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.
Monday, February 8, 2016 6:00 p.m.
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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.