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Danny Garcia-Adrian Granados presser quotables

Press Release Former two-division champion Danny "Swift" Garcia (pictured) and his next opponent Adrian Granados previewed their Premier Boxing Champions on Fox showdown at a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday as they prepare to square off on Saturday, April 20th from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Tickets for...

Showtime lands Wilder-Breazeale over DAZN

By Scott Shaffer Showtime announced that it will broadcast WBC heavyweight champion's Deontay Wilder's mandatory title defense against Dominic Breazeale on May 18th fron Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center.  The good news is the fight will be shown on "regular" Showtime, not pay-per-view. The bad news is that by sticking with Showtime,...

Beterbiev to defend vs. Kalajdzic on May 4th

Press Release [After securing his contractual freedom from Canadian promoter Groupe Yvon Michel] IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev signed a long-term pact with Top Rank and will defend his title against Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic on Saturday, May 4th at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.  Beterbiev-Kalajdzic will...

Wilder-Breazeale Presser Quotables

Press Release WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (pictured) and mandatory challenger Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale went face-to-face Tuesday at a heated press conference to officially announce their heavyweight title showdown taking place Saturday, May 18th live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY....

Ancajas-Funai title fight booked for May 4th in Stockton, CA

Press Release On May 4th in Stockton, California, Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas of the Philippines will make the seventh defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title against Japan's Ryuichi Funai.  And, in a six-round lightweight bout on the same show, 8-year-old Stockton native and prospect Gabriel Flores Jr. will face off against...

Hank Lundy: Give me just one more fight and I'm done

From Hank Lundy Facebook Page Philadelphia warrior Hank Lundy after losing to Avery Sparrow over the weekend:  "I just want one more fight and that will be it for me.  It’s been 14 years of going to war for me and it’s been a great and wonderful ride and career. Damn, [I'm] 35 years old now and still have more in the tank but it’s time to give back some...

Ugas On Fighting Spence: "I have the height, the length and the power to hurt him"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on a fantastic fight versus Shawn Porter. Personally I thought you won the fight [it was ruled a draw]. I know you feel you won the fight, unfortunately the judges didn't agree. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance and ultimately the decision? Yordenis Ugas: "I felt that it was a good fight...

Christina Hammer talks April 13th Super Fight With Shields

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your second-round stoppage over Elene Sikmashvili [8-8] in your comeback bout. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Christina Hammer: The most important thing about this fight was to have a full training camp and get back in the ring after my brief Illness. I felt very good in training camp...

Adrian Granados gunning to be the first to stop Danny Garcia

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your April 20th bout with [former champion] Danny Garcia? Adrian Granados: "Everything is going good. I started camp in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico and then I shifted over to Los Angeles to finish now. Things have been going great and we're pushing through. I'll be ready and...

Introducing African super middleweight Patrick Mukala

Press Release Banner Promotions announced the signing of super middleweight Patrick Mukala to a promotional contract. Mukala, from the Democratic Republic of The Congo,  has a record of 11-1-1 with 10 knockouts. The 25 year-old began boxing at the age of 15 after watching a film of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight between...

Quick quotes from Blair "The Flair" Cobbs

Press Release Welterweight Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (9-0-1 6KOs) will square off against also-unbeaten Ferdinand Kerobyan (11-0 6 KOs) in an eight rounder that will serve as the chief supporting bout for to the ten-round fight between Filipino lightweight Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) and Mexico's Juan Antonio "El Mozo"...

Beterbiev and Groupe Yvon Michel part ways

Press Release Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev announced today that they have reached an agreement to end their promotion contract. This agreement also puts an end to all legal proceedings between GYM and Beterbiev. Yvon Michel said, "in recent months it has become clear to us and Artur that...

Mauricio Pintor returns with a win in Mexico City

Press Release Mauricio Pintor W10 Diego Cruz...In welterweight action from Mexico City, Mauricio “Trompas” Pintor defeated Diego “El Demoledor” Cruz by ten-round unanimous decision. The official scores were 97-93 (twice) ad 98-92. It was a very good win for Pintor, who had been out of the ring for two years following a split-decision loss...

Lawrence Okolie wants to KO Wadi Camacho

Press Release British cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie believes that a knockout win against Wadi Camacho (21-7) is a mere formality when the fierce London rivals clash at the Copper Box Arena this Saturday, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Okolie returned to his destructive form with a third-round stoppage win...

Dmitriy Bivol talks Callum Johnson and potential unification bouts

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Joe Smith, Jr. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Dmitriy Bivol: "Thank you! My initial thoughts are that many of my plans came to fruition, much of what we worked on in camp worked well in the fight.  Yes maybe I should have tried to put more combinations together,...

Cortes, Dyer training camp quotables

Press Release Undefeated Andres Cortes and once-beaten Jahmal Dyer talk about their respective training camps in advance of their eight-round junior lightweight match-up  in the ShoBox: The New Generation telecast opener on Friday, April 5th from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. The ShoBox tripleheader is headlined by Angelo Leo (16-0, 8...

From 5 Fights On The House To 7 Figures Per Bout: The Remarkable Story Of Regis Prograis

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your April 27th bout with WBA champion Kiryl Relikh? Regis Prograis: "It's going perfect. I'm out here in LA right now and I'm starting my training camp out here and I'm most likely going to move out here after the fight. GL: What made you come to that decision? RP: "The...

Kathy Duva: Kovalev wants to get Yarde mandatory out of the way before unifying

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on [WBA 175-pound champion] Dmitriy Bivol's recent victory over Joe Smith, Jr. Can you give us some thoughts on his performance? Kathy Duva: "Thank you. I thought he looked terrific, I think he did what he was supposed to do and oh my God Joe Smith Jr is one tough guy. He took a lot, but one of the things...

Kalvin Henderson inks with Kings Promotions

Press Release Undefeated super middleweight, Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson has signed an exclusive promotional contract with King's Promotions. Also announced is that Henderson has signed a multi-year extension with his manager,  No Limit Mindset LLC. "King's Promotions is known to take their fighters to the next level of their career,...

Israil Madrimov happy to be on fast track, targeting title in "five or six fights"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory last week over Frank Rojas [24-3]. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Israil Madrimov: Thank you for reaching out. The fight went exactly as we thought. We were ready to stop Rojas in three rounds, we knew it was going to be over in the first, second or third round, but...

Barboza-Alvarado set for Loma-Crolla undercard

Press Release Undefeated junior weltewrweight Arnold Barboza Jr. is closing in on a world title shot. Mike Alvarado wants another taste of championship glory. Barboz,will take on the former WBO 140-pound champion Alvarado in a ten-round bout on Friday, April 12th at Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of the Vasiliy...

Sparrow beats Lundy in all-Philly showdown

By Russell Peltz (Sparrow's promoter) Avery Sparrow W10 Hank Lundy... Avery Marcus Sparrow dared to be great and it paid off for him last Friday evening at The Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University. The 25-year-old brash upstart (now 10-1-1) moved up in weight from junior lightweight to lightweight and took on 35-year-old veteran Hank Lundy (29-8-1)...

Conlan pitches shutout in front of packed house at MSG's Theater

By G. Leon Michael Conlan UD10 Ruben Garcia Hernandez: Undefeated featherweight sensation "Irish" Mick Conlan improved to 11-0 6KO's after totally dominanting Ruben Garcia Hernandez (24-4-2 10KO) over the ten round distance. Conlan switched from southpaw to orthodox throughout the bout and landed tremendous straight left hands to the...

Frampton joins Top Rank / ESPN alliance

Press Release Former two-division champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions have signed a multi-fight promotional pact with Top Rank in what is the latest collaboration between Top Rank, MTK Global and Queensberry Promotions. Frampton, who will campaign as a featherweight, will bring one of the...

Relikh-Prograis tickets on sale

Press Release American and New Orleans native Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) faces Belarusian Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs), who is training in Miami, in a World Boxing Super Series 140-pound semi-final and American-Philippine Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) meets South African Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) in a bantamweight semi-final. Tickets...

Post Fight Interview: David Benavidez

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over J'Leon Love [a second-round stoppage]. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? David Benavidez: "I felt good, I just seen the replay. It was cool. I wish I would have taken my time a little bit more, but I'm always going to be my biggest critic. If I would have kept a little...

Spencesational: Errol Spence punishes Garcia over distance

By G. Leon Errol Spence UD12 Mikey Garcia: Size mattered tonight as undefeated IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (25-0 22KO) dominated previously unbeaten four division champion Mikey Garcia (39-1 30KO) over the twelve round distance in front of a crowd of nearly 48,000 at AT&T Center in Arlington, Texas. Spence was razor sharp,...

Benavidez destroys Love in 2

By G. Leon David Benavidez TKO2 J'Leon Love: Former super middleweight champion David Benavidez 21-0 (18KO) blew right through J'Leon Love (24-3-1 14KO) in tonight's co-main event. To Boxingtalk's surprise Love came out very aggressive at the opening and brought the fight to Benavidez. This would prove to be his undoing as Benavidez hurt...

Spence-Garcia undercard results

By G. Leon Chris Arreola TKO3 Jean Pierre Augustin: Former heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola (38-5-1 33KO) scored a nice win over previously undefeated Jean Pierre Augustin (17-1-1 12KO) in the opening bout of tonight's PPV telecast. It was a fun sloppy fight in which Augustin hurt Arreola with a straight left early into the...

Results from Massachusetts

Press Release Kendrick Ball, Jr. W6 Danny Rosenberger ... In Worcester, Massachusetts, hometown middleweight Kendrick "Peppa" Ball, Jr. (12-1-2, 8 KOs) used his height and reach advantage, effectively jabbing and mixing in some powerful body shots, to win a unanimous six-round unanimous decision over Danny "Feel Good Hollywood"...

Farmer schools determined Carroll over distance

By Justin Hackman Tevin Farmer UD 12 Jono Carroll: Tevin Farmer becomes more impressive with every subsequent fight.  This man boxes, he trades, he slips, he moves, he counters; he seamlessly transitions from his defensive mastery to his offensive onslaught.  This bout was as aesthetically pleasing as it was intense - Carroll seemed to never...

Sulecki survives two late knockdowns to take decision over Rosado

By Justin Hackman Maciej Sulecki UD 10 Gabriel Rosado:  Gabriel Rosado (24-12-1, 14 KOs) has now lost half the amount of fights that he’s won.  However, there may not be a more talented and exciting fighter out there that has 12 losses against 24 wins.  He proved that once again in his unanimous decision loss to Poland's Maciej Sulecki on...

President of Ghana rewards Commey for championship

By Scott Shaffer The president of Ghan, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has given newly minted IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey a gift for winning the titke. Commey (pictured) received fifty thousand cedis (roughly $9000) plus a brand new Toyota Corolla. Commey is recovering from a hand injury and hopes to unify vs. WBA/WBO champion...

Final Conlan Pre-Fight Quotables

Press Release For the third consecutive year, Michael "Mick" Conlan is ready to crash the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden for a St. Patrick's Day extravaganza. Conlan (10-0, 7 KOs) will do battle with Ruben Garcia Hernandez (24-3-2, 10 KOs) on Sunday in a 10-rounder in the special attraction. In the welterweight main event,...

Daniel Dubois to face Richard Lartey in April

Press Release Less than a week after British heavyweight Daniel Dubois knocked out Razvan Cojanu, his next fight was announced. Dubois (10-0, 9KOs) will be headlining on April 27th at the SSE Arena, Wembley, live on BT Sport. His opponent will be Richard Lartey (14-1, 11KOs). From Ghana, Lartey has won eight in a row against...

Munguia agrees to terms with Hogan: April 13th in Mexico

Press Release Jaime Munguia (32-0, 26 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his WBO junior middleweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KOS) of Australia in a twelve-round battle. A purse bid was avoided when the respective boxers agreed to meet in April in the champion's home country. The...

39 years ago: USA amateur boxing team dies in plane crash

Press Release On March 14, 1980, the sport of amateur boxing and the world tragically lost 22 members to a plane crash near Warsaw, Poland. The fourteen boxers and eight staff members aboard the flight, which killed a total of 77 people, were en route to an international event in Poland at the time of the crash. The team was traveling...

Ireland's Connor Coyle gets U.S. promotional deal

Press Release Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions has signed Irish middleweight Connor Coyle (9-0, 3 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Fighting out of Derry, Northern Ireland, the 28-year-old Coyle has boxing flowing through his veins. His great-grandfather and uncle, both named Spider Kelly, each became British Empire...

New Hampshire show booked for April 12th

Press Release Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) kicks-off its 2019 schedule on Friday, April 12th at The Rim in Hampton, New Hampshire. Former New England welterweight champion Derek "The Surgeon" Silveira (15-2, 8 KOs), fighting out of Salem, MA, takes on Travis "The Outlaw" Demko (8-1, 1 KO), of Stoughton, MA, in the eight-round headliner...

San Antonio to host March 28th show

Press Release Junior welterweight Kendo Castaneda will be showcased at home Thursday, March 28th against dangerous Dominican Eudy "AK47" Bernado, in the ten-round main event at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas.  Castaneda vs. Bernardo will headline a UFC Fight Pass card. The 25-year-old Castaneda (15-0, 7 KOs) is coming off a...