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Sergey Kovalev conference call transcript

Press Release Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), hosted an international media conference call yesterday to discuss his upcoming WBO light heavyweight title defense against world middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 34 KOs). Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events and Kovalev's trainer Buddy McGirt also participated on the call....

Patrick Day, 1992-2019

Statement issued by DiBella Entertainment Patrick Day passed away today, October 16th, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12th, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins. On behalf...

Artis Mack facing ten years for weigh-in attack

By Scott Shaffer Flint, Michigan prosecutor David Leyton has charged Artis Jaquel Mack with assault for allegedly punching James Ali Bashir (known as Bashir Ali) at the weigh-in for a boxing match between Claressa Shields and Ivana Habazin. Mack is Shields' brother and Ali was Habazin's trainer.  Ali was arguing with Shields' sister...

Potapov returns to action this month in Moscow

Press Release Salita Promotions announced that bantamweight Nikolai Potapov will return to action on Wednesday, October 30th in Moscow. Fighting in the ten-round main event of a card presented by Shamo Boxing at the Korston Club Hotel, Potapov (20-2-1, 11 KOs), of Podolsk, Russia now living in New York, will face Tanzanian southpaw...

Spotlight on Cancio-Alvarado undercard

Press Release Here are the undercard details for Andrew Cancio's WBA super feaherweight title defense against Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California: Xu Can (17-2, 3 KOs), China's third world title holder in boxing, will defend his WBA featherweight...

Crowley vs. Hussain is this Saturday in Peterborough

Press Release Cody "The Crippler" Crowley will headline this Saturday at Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario. The event will be streamed worldwide on UFC Fight Pass. The 26 year-old Crowley (17-0, 9 KOs), who is also co-founder of CCC Promotions, will defend his Canadian junior middleweight title in his hometown over...

Germany's Denis Radovan added to big O2 show

Press Release German middleweight Denis Radovan (12-0-1, 5 KOs) will make his international debut on October 26th on the undercard of the Ali Trophy Final between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis at The 02 in London. The 27 year-old will look to continue his climb against former Commonwealth champion Luke Blackledge (26-8-2, 9 KOs)....

Q&A: Keith Thurman

Press Release Courtesy of PBC Keith Thurman, the former WBA/WBC welterweight champion, vows to “come back stronger” and “better than ever” following surgery last month to fuse the metacarpal bones on his left hand. Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) eschewed a potential operation prior to January’s majority decision victory over Josesito Lopez, which ended a...

Heartfelt words from Charles Conwell to Patrick Day

Charles Conwell social media post Over the weekend, Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury during his loss to Charles Conwell. He was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. As of last report, Day was in a coma and in extremely critical condition [Day passed away on Wednesday afternoon]. Conwell, who knocked Day...

Frank Warren responds to Dereck Chisora trash talk

Press Release Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren and heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora traded barbs in recent days. According to Seconds Out, Chisora said at a press conferrence “Frank Warren, you need to retire and go hang out with your grandkids."  Warren, who promoted some of Chisora’s big fights responded as follows: "I see...

Cancio to defend vs. Alvarado on Nov. 23rd

Press Release WBA 130-pound champion Andrew "El Chango" Cancio (21-4-2, 16 KOs) will defend his title for a second time in a twelve-round rematch against Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (31-8, 20 KOs). The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN. [Now that...

Sampson signs Mexican minimumweight Luis Angel Castillo

Press Release Sampson Lewkowicz has announced that his company, Sampson Boxing, has signed undefeated minimumweight Luis Angel “Flechito” Castillo to a promotional contract. The 22 year-old Castillo (16-0-1, 11 KOs), from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, is trained and managed by legendary trainer of champions Manuel Montiel at the Cochul...

Two Argentineans to feature on Nov. 15th ShoBox

Press Release Six talented boxers with a combined overall record of 65-1 will make their ShoBox: The New Generation debuts on Friday, November 15th live on Showtime at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Welterweight Erik Vega Ortiz (16-0, 9 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico will face 2016 Argentine Olympian Alberto Palmetta...

Introducing Maryland featherweight Ebrima "E Boy" Jawara

Press Release Jeter Promotions has announced the signing of featherweight Ebrima " E Boy" Jawara.  The 27 year-old Jawara of Germantown, Maryland, has a record of 2-1 with one knockout. In his pro debut, Jawara dropped a split-decision to regarded Malik Loften.  Since then, Jawara has won his last two bouts, with his most recent outing...

French update: Segolene Lefebvre books hometown date

Press Release Segolene “Majestic” Lefebvre takes on Venezuela's Ana Maria Lozano in a super bantamweight fight on Saturday October 26th at the Complexe Sportif Gayant in her hometown of Douai, France. Lefebvre, 12-0, is on a roll in her last four bouts, beating Simone Da Silva in March of 2017, followed by Naroyuki Koasicha,...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Late results from Michigan

Edited Press Release This past Friday night, four members of the Split-T Management stable scored big wins at DeCarlos Convention Center in Warren, Michigan. Michael Moore dominated Alex Hloros (18-8-2) by scoring a second-round stoppage in their scheduled eight-round super middleweight bout. Moore (18-3, 8 KOs) of Cleveland Ohio beat up...

Gvozdyk takes center stage with Ukraine dominating the news

Press Release  As Russia and Ukraine dominate the news, both countries have become inextricably linked to the current impeachment inquiry in Washington, DC. Up the road in Philadelphia, two champion boxers — one Russian, one Ukrainian — are preparing to meet in a light heavyweight unification bout.  As their home countries wage war...

Valdez to make super featherweight debut on Nov. 30th

Press Release The super featherweight division is set to light up the Las Vegas Strip on Thanksgiving weekend (Saturday, November 30th) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In the main event, former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (pictured) will make his 130-pound debut in a ten-rounder against fellow Mexican Andres...

Mykquan Williams headlines Broadway Boxing next Friday in NYC

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How has everything gone in preparation for your October 24th Main Event in NYC? Mykquan Williams: "Everything has been going great. Camp has been going well, I'll be ready to go in a little bit less than two weeks. I got like one more sparring session this week and then it's press conference time this Thursday and...

Top Rank books MSG for big Dec. 14th show

Press Release Terence “Bud” Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight title against undefeated mandatory challenger Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas Saturday, December 14th at Madison Square Garden as part of a special ESPN-televised tripleheader that will immediately follow the 2019 Heisman Trophy Presentation (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)....

Showtime's Sonny Liston documentary just one month away

Press Release Showtime announced a documentary entitled "Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston" will  premiere on Friday, November 15th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Written and directed by Simon George and told through original conversations with luminaries, historians and some of Liston’s closest friends and family, Pariah chronicles the...

Best mates Murray and Fielding to share a bill in November

Press Release Four-time world title challenger Martin Murray (38-5-1) of Great Britain is campaigning for a fifth title shot. The St. Helens hero takes on Sladan Janjanin (27-4) on a packed #MTKFightNight at Liverpool’s Olympia on Novmber 15th – live on ESPN+ in the US and on iFL TV worldwide. With his close friend and former trainer...

Mexican-born Angel Ruiz gaining traction in Los Angeles

Press Release Welterweight Angel Ruiz (16-0, 12 KOs), coming off a first-round knockout win in June, steps back into the main event this Friday, Oct. 18th, on a Thompson Boxing shpw at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.   Ruiz, 22, faces fellow southpaw Javier Flores (14-2, 12 KOs) in the eight-round showcase fight. The...

Introducing Maryland lightweight Brandon Chambers

Press Release Jeter Promotions has announced the signing of lightweight Brandon Chambers to a promotional deal. Chambers was born in Kentucky, but now resides in Baltimore, Maryland, and has a record of 1-0-1 with one knockout. Chambers turned pro on March 8th with a draw with Christopher Haney. On Friday night at Maryland Live...

Colbert to return in December with an interim title fight

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on your recent destruction of Miguel Beltran Jr. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Chris Colbert: "My performance was my performance, I was doing what I do and I did what I had to do. I told you every time I get in there I'm going to be making a statement. I told y'all that I'm not no...

Boxingtalk Prospect Watch: Jude Franklin in action Next Friday

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How has everything gone in preparation for your October 24th return vs. Luis Fernando Molina (8-5-1)? What can we expect to see from you on fight night? Jude Franklin: "Everything has been going great, I just can't wait to get back in the ring in front of my hometown fans and put on a show. I didn't have the result...

King's Promotions increases its roster

Press Release King's Promotions has announced the signing of featherweight Carlos Vidal (15-0) as well as the re-signing of heavyweight Michel Polite Coffie (6-0). Vidal was a two-time Puerto Rican National Champion with an amateur record of 104 wins against just 10 losses. "We at King's Promotions have high expectations for both of...

Patrick Day update

Press Release Statement issued by DiBella Entertainment on Sunday evening: "Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury during his bout on Saturday night. He was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. As of Sunday evening, Patrick is in a coma caused by the injury and is in extremely critical...

Warrington defeats French softie

Edited Press Release Josh Warrington TKO2 Sofiane Takoucht...  Josh Warrington retained his IBF world featherweight title in spectacular style in Leeds, England on Saturday night, demolishing [French softie] Sofiane Takoucht in the second round. Warrington was business-like right from the off in front of his home town masses and finished the...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard: Results from Kazakhstan

Press Release In Almaty, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan’s two-time Olympian Hurshid Tojibaev was in ruthless form as he halted Ivor Lastrilla (11-8-4) in round four. Tojibaev is listed at 3-0 but is more accurately 11-4... Kazakhstan's Nurtas Azhbenov (7-0) followed with a first-round technical knockout of his own – leaving his opponent...

Patrick Day in medically induced coma after KO

Press Release Charles Conwell KO10 Patrick Day... Junior middleweight Patrick Day was rushed to the intensive care unit at a Chicago hospital after being knocked unconscious and suffering a subsequent seizure as he was getting wheeled into an ambulance. Day suffered a tenth-round knockout defeat to Charles Conwell on the Oleksandr...

Usyk wins easy in heavyweight debut

By Scott Shaffer Oleksandr Usyk TKO7 Chazz Witherspoon... In Chicago, former world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk made a successful heavyweight debut against no-hoper Chazz Witherspoon. Coming off eleven months of inactivity, Usyk won all seven rounds under Witherspoon quit on his stool after seven rounds. In fairness to Witherspoon, he...

Bivol beats Castillo by decision

By Scott Shaffer Dmitry Bivol W12 Lenin Castillo ... In his first fight after being promoted from WBA champion to WBA super champion, light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol won a mosty drama-free decision against Lenin Castillo of the Dominican Republic. The only excitement in the bout came in round six, when Bivol landed a nice counter punch that...

Bashir Ali home from the hospital

By Scott Shaffer Mark Taffett, who manages Claressa Shields, tweeted: "I just spoke again with James Ali Bashir. Thank god he has been released from the hospital and is now at home resting and recovering. Bashir is a man of great strength of mind, body and spirit and all of that is helping him at this time. I pray for a full and speedy...

Terry Flanagan, Jay Harris win in Belfast

Fight Report Terry Flanagan DQ4 Michael Ansah... Former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (35-2, 14 KOs), now a junior welterweight, dominated Michael Ansah (17-10-2, 11 KOs). After Ansah was disqualified in round four, Flanagan said: “Another routine win really. He was an awkward kid who didn’t offer much and he was a level or two...

DAZN results: McCaskill wins ugly over Farias

By Scott Shaffer Jessica McCaskill W10 Erica Farias... In a women's junior welterweight bout held in Chicago, WBC/WBA champion Jessica McCaskill defeated Erica Farias in a sloppy clutchfest. It was a majority decision via scores of 94-94, 96-92 and 97-91. McCaskill was credited with a knockdown when Farias' glove touched the canvas, and...

Spong posts clean VADA test results; still out of Usyk fight

By Scott Shaffer Earlier this week, former kickboxing champion Tyrone Spong was pulled from the biggest bout of his boxing career, a shot vs. former world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk that was scheduled for tonight.  The bout's promoter, Eddie Hearn, tweeted a few days ago, "We have been contacted by VADA [the Voluntary...

Next up for Fury: pro wrestling spectacle

Press Release Tyson Fury will head into a WWE ring to take on on WWE superstar Braun Strowman in a pro wrestling exhibition at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on October 31st. Fury has already made a massive impact in WWE, with millions of fans tuning in to see his confrontations with Strowman over the past week on Friday...

Chad Dawson wins second straight on his comeback campaign

Press Release Chad Dawson W8 Denis Grachev... Twenty-four hours after learning he’d been inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, former world light heqavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson turned back the clock with another comeback victory at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford. The 37 year-old Dawson...

The Boxingtalk Scoreboard

Compiled By Scott Shaffer Cassius Chaney KO1 Santander Silgado...New London, CT, heavyweight Cassius Chaney (17-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Colombian veteran Santander Silgado (22-8), scoring a one-punch knockout 1 minute, 3 seconds into the opening round with a thundering overhand right. source: ces press releaseArdreal Holmes W8 Walter...