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Two fights added to Porter-Ugas undercard

Press Release Former WBA bantaweight champion Juan Carlos Payano (20-2) battles Damien Vazquez (14-0) while 2016 Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis (7-0) will face Sammy Figueroa (11-1) in an eight-round fight on Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS1 Saturday, March 9th at the venue formerlly known as StubHub Center in...

Q&A: Joel Djeko

Press Release On February 22nd, next Friday, Belgian cruiserweight Joel "Big Joe" Djeko will be making his New York debut at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island.  Djeko will be taking on Itayl's Simone Frederici. Star Boxing sat down with Djeko, to learn more about his life, inspirations, and career goals: Q: When were you born...

Justin's Jab Journal- Edition #1

By Justin Hackman Boxing is a sport that forces you to an emotional crossroads.  It demands constant visceral responses and creates a rare sympathetic esteem for the fistic painters who toil in blacks and blues, and of course every shade of red.  Boxing evokes an undeniable passion from die-hard boxing fans like us.  You’re reading this...

Keegan Grove inks with Thomas Williams Jr

Press Release Three-time DC Golden Gloves Champion signed with Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. as he seeks to get his career more active. With an outstanding amateur career record of 98-7 and a professional record of 2-0, Grove is ready to get back in the ring after a year layoff. Groves is trained out of West Virgina by his father,...

Spence-Garcia presser quotables

Press Release Unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (pictured) and undefeated four-division champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face at a press conference in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday as they previewed their pay-per-view showdown set for Saturday, March 16th from AT&T Stadium. Spence and Garcia were joined by Dallas...

Joshua Greer on Monster Inoue: He's just another guy to me, I just want a title fight

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on last weekend's victory over Giovanni Escaner [19-4]. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Joshua Greer: "I feel like I had a good performance and everything went as planned. We knew he was going to be tough because most guys who come from the Philippines are tough fighters. With me getting...

Mykquan Williams in action on February 28th

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for Andre Byrd [7-4-2] on February 28th?  Mykquan Williams:  "Things have been good, it's the same old. I'm working to perfect my craft and I'm improving every day on the little things I need to be improving on. I'm feeling good right now." GL: After three straight first round...

Twitter Chatter: Andre Ward weighs in on Tyson Fury's ESPN signing

By Scott Shaffer Andre Ward: "Top Rank signing Tyson Fury is not bad for boxing, it’s great to see any fighter make decisions like this to secure his or her future. When fighters make bad business decisions, their ridiculed to no end. We have to make up our minds...  Now, for those who think the Wilder fight can’t be made...that doesn’t have...

JaRico O'Quinn excited to be on Shields-Hammer card, hoping for TV time

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your recent win over Alex Rangel [17-9-4]. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? "Thank you very much I appreciate it. I think I had a great performance actually. This is one of the first fights where I felt really comfortable and relaxed in so it felt great to get that win. My conditioning...

19/02/2019

German update

German update

Press Release German super middleweight Leon Bauer (15-0-1, 9 KOs) has signed a contract extension with promoter Sauerland Event, and the 20 year-old is booked for action on April 6th at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg, Germany. The two featured bouts for that 6th show were previously announced: Patrick Wojcicki (12-0-1, 4 KOs) continues...

South African update

Press Release South African featherweight Thembani "Baby Jake" Mbangatha (9-0) is in for a test on Friday February 22nd at the Wynberg Military Base in Cape Town. Mbangatha will test himself against former South African flyweight champion Doctor Ntsele (22-11-1). While Mbangatha has less than five years in the professional game, Ntsele...

Popeye Rivera returns to North Carolina

Press Release Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera returns to the South this Saturday night (Feb. 23rd) in another stay-busy fight on a Christy Martin Promotions show at Centerstage@Noda in Charlotte, North Carolina. Last November 30th, Rivera (9-0, 8 KOs) fought in Charlotte for the first time, knocking out Joshua Robertson in the...

Cusumano overcoming alcohol abuse to campaign at heavyweight

Press Release Sicilian heavyweight Juiseppe Cusumano breezed through his amateur career undefeated and promised his coach and mentor,Robert Matney he'd one day win a world title. When Matney, a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, died unexpectedly in 2014, Cusumano's career took a turn for the worse. The promising...

Tyson Fury, Frank Warren enter into Top Rank Alliance; Wilder Rematch In Danger

By Scott Shaffer Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his current promoter Frank Warren have joined forces with Bob Arum on a joint deal to promote Fury's career. Fury, who many believe should be the reigning WBC champion after getting robbed against Deontay Wilder, will have his future bouts co-promoted by Arum's Top Rank...

Saunders to face Isufi for vacant WBO super middleweight title

Press Release Former WBO middlleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders [who lost that title due to performance enhancing drugs] will bid to become a two-weight champion when he challenges [little-known] Shefat Isufi for the vacant WBO super middleweight title against Shefat Isufi at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday April 13th. The title...

Jarrell Miller: "There's No Saving Anthony Joshua Now"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on getting the Anthony Joshua fighjt [June 1 in New York City]. What was going through your mind when you first heard the news that it was official? Jarrell Miller:  "We'd been talking about it for a while, but I'm a big believer in pen and paper. What can I say? It's a long time coming and I'm ready to...

DeGale-Eubank media workout quotes

Press Release British rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. worked out in separate media workouts ahead of their super middleweight bout Saturday, February 23rd live on Showtime from The O2 in London. Former IBF champion DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs) and Eubank (27-2, 21 KOs) will settle their long-running score when they go toe-to-toe in...

Boxingtalk's Monday Mailbag

By G. Leon What’s happenin G! What do you think about Tank Davis [pictured] vs. Teofimo Lopez? This would be a battle of who hurts who first! They could market it like a battle between Godzilla vs Mothra lol -Joe S G. Leon's Response: That's a fight I'd pay good money to see. Unfortunately it won't happen anytime soon, and may...

Post Fight Interview: Mykal Fox

By G. Leon Greg Leon: The decision didn't go your way [Fox lost to Shohjahon Ergashevby decision on ShoBox over the weekend] but do you feel like you won the fight? What are your thoughts on this performance? Mykal Fox: "There's always a lot of things that I could do better, but I feel like I was landing the cleaner shots. I could've...

Fox, PBC blow it big time by failing to show world title fight with insane ending

By Scott Shaffer Deejay Kriel KO12 Carlos Licona... Shame on Fox and and its broadcast partner PBC for not showing the IBF 105-pound championship fight last night. Fox and PBC aired three other fights but could not find room for Deejay Kriel vs. Carlos Licona, which turned out to have an insane ending.  Kriel, the challenger, was hoplessly...

Roy Jones sets next UFC Fight Pass Main Event

Press Release Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions heads to the great Northwest for the first time, presenting its third event live-streamed on UFC Fight Pass, on Thursday, February 28th, from the Event Center at Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington.  Ray Ximenez, Jr. (18-1, 4 KOs) squares off with Mexico's Luis Alberto "El...

European championship update: Patera, Ngabu retain titles

By Scott Shaffer Francesco Patera W12 Marvin Petit. ... At a sold-out Salle Omnisport de la Prealle in Herstal, Belgium, Francesco Patera retained the European lightweight championship by defeating France's Marvin Petit. Fighting in his home country, Patera won by unanimous decision: 115- 113 (twice) and 117-112. Patera is now 21-3, and made...

Long Island fights to be streamed for free by FightNight Live

Press Release Collaborating with Star Boxing for the fourth time, FightNightLive will return to Long Island, New York for the first time in more than a year to stream boxing from the Paramount in Huntington for free on February 22nd. In the main event, Italian cruiserweight Simone "Tyson" Federici (14-1-1) make his American debut at...

Post-fight interview: Omar Figueroa talks about the weight issue, hand injury

By Justin Hackman Last night in Los Angeles, Omar Figueroa, Jr. defeated John Molina, Jr. in a welterweight bout by unanimous decision. Despite scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93 widely favoring Figueroa, the fight was competitive and difficult. Boxingtalk's Justin Hackman spoke to Figueroa in the hours after his win and got some very...

Abass Baraou making moves in Germany

Press Release Abass Baraou W12 Carlos Molina ... Abass Baraou (5-0, 2 KOs) claimed a unanimous points decision against ex-IBF 154-pound champion Carlos Molina (29-11-2, 8 KOs) last night in Koblenz, Germany. Molina provided a test for the 24 year-old German, whose work rate and punch selection earned him a hard-fought victory. Two judges...