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Boxing returns to Dominican Republic on May 30th

Breaking News Boxing returns to the Dominican Republic on Saturday, May 30th. Promoter Shuan Boxing is organizing an event to be broadcast by ESPN KnockOut. The event will be held behind closed doors and all measures will be taken to safeguard the health of the participants. The main event will feature the charismatic Norbelto...

Toowoomba, Australia planning to go live on JUly 11th

Press Release Coronavirus restrictions remain in Australia, but on July 11th, TGW & Smithy's Promotions is turning up the lights in Toowoomba for a fully catered, full broadcast studio set-up with two pro bouts, and two exhibitions mixed in wth boxing films. "The main event will be Steven Spark against Mick Whitehead and we will see...

Shawn Porter to guest on Impact Network talk show

Press Release Two-time welterweight champion, Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs), who fights under the PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) banner, will be the featured guest on “Stars and Champions”, airing tonight (Friday May 22nd) on the Impact Network. The 30-minute weekly show on the state of boxing during the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted by...

Broner: "I'm a rapper now"

By Scott Shaffer In a video posted on social media by ESPN, former four-division champion Adrien Broner says his proce for a comeback has not been met, so he will not pursue a fight at this time. Broner said, "I aint heard from [Showtime Boxing chief] Stephen Espinoza. Me and Al [Haymon] we talk everyday but ain't nobody talking abut that...

World Boxing Super Series talks season three, but silent on Dorticos-Briedis season two finale

Press Release Andreas Benz, CEO of Comosa, the promoter of the World Boxing Super Series: As everybody knows we are living in special times. Times where we can all use the qualities boxers and the referee’s advice to them before they go into battle: “Protect yourself at all times”. Keep safe so you don’t get caught with an unpleasant...

Twitter chatter: Top Rank gym reopens in Las Vegas

By Scott Shaffer Top Rank tweet: In the freshly sanitized Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, [bantamweight] twins Andrew Moloney and Jason Moloney today were the first two fighters to enter back through the doors to train, maintaining proper safety protocols in...

Prograis lashes out at the haters

By Scott Shaffer Regis Prograis on Twitter: "I bought a brand new house in New Orleans for my mom for $305K cash and I hear people talking sh*t. Please people mind y’all f---ing business. Jealousy is a bitch. Don’t hate on me cause you’re not in my leauge. I’ve surpassed a lot of y’all in life and I’m just starting...

Top Rank requests permission for shows on June 9th and June 11th in Vegas

By Scott Shaffer The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27th. On the agenda will be requests from Top Rank for permits to hold two shows in June. The agenda states that the Commission has received a request from Top Rank, Inc. for a program permit to promote a professional boxing event to be held on June...

Boxingtalk salutes Anthony Dirrell for striving to make Flint, Michigan a better place

Press Release A child who grew up in poverty never forgets what it’s like. Many use it as a source of motivation and fight for a better life. Those who attain that will often give back to the ones going through a similar experience. Two-time super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (33-2-1, 24 KOs) is such a person. He and his...

WBA develops (unreleased) protocols for the return of boxing

Press Release The WBA has developed its safety protocol for the gradual return to training and boxing events in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. A 19-page document, written by qualified specialists who are members of the WBA Medical Committee, gives guidelines on how to return to boxing activity safely. The document is...

Introducing British amateur Khalid Ayub

Press Release MTK Global announced of the signing of British amateur Khalid Ayub to a management contract as he turns professional. From Halifax,Ayub achieved plenty of success as an amateur, winning a number of national and GB titles and also representing England, and he’s excited to now be entering the paid ranks alongside MTK Global....

Salita building an impressive YouTube fight library

Edited Press Release Salita Promotions continues to expand its free, online library of fights by acquiring license rights to the boxing video libraries of former prominent boxing promotions firms Cedric Kushner Promotions (CKP) and America Presents. The flicensed fights will be added to Salita' Promotions YouTube Channel. The massive CKP...

ESPN2 to air Leonard-Hagler plus four other controversial decisions

Press Release Wednesday, May 20th will be a night of boxing on ESPN2 when the network airs five consecutive hours of big fights that ended in controversial decisions. The most interesting fight will air at 10 p.m. ET when Sugar Ray Leonard (pictured) is shown battling Marvelous Marvin Hagler in 1987. In addition to the linear telecast,...

Walter Matthysse Jr. ready to turn pro

Press Release Sampson Boxing has announced the signing of Argentinean middleweight Walter Ezequiel Matthysse Jr. to a multi-year co-promotional contract, along with Argentina-based Tello Box.  His father, Walter Matthysse Sr., challenged Kermit Cintron for the IBF welterweight championship. The 21 year-old Matthysse is also the nephew...

Congolese welterweight Jonathan Kumuteo to turn pro despite rare skin disease

Press Release African-born welterweight Jonathan Kumuteo is set to turn pro under the promotional guidance of Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions. The 24 year-old was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will enter the pro ranks working from the Bushey, England base of trainer Josh Burnham.  Kumuteo, who describes himself as...

Callum Johnson plots path back to second title shot

Press Release British light heavyweight Callum Johnson, best known for knocking down Artur Beterbiev in a failed title bid, believes that a huge domestic clash with rising Joshua Buatsi is inevitable down the line. Speaking with Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast The Lockdown Tapes, Jo0hnson sais, "the...

Some overdue recognition for Moruti Mthalane

Press Release South Africa superstar South Africa superstar Moruti Mthalane has been rewarded for his incredible run of form in recent times – after receiving a special achievement award from the IBF. > Mthalane (39-2, 26 KOs) won the IBF flyweight title back in 2018, and has defended it on three occasions since then, with the most...

Twitter Chatter: Prograis shifts talk from Hooker to Ritson

By Scott Shaffer Former WBA 140-pound champion Regis Prograis (pictured) on the possibility of fighting England's Lewis Ritson in his next fight: That is a perfect fight for me to come back to the UK. I would absolutely love that fight, no matter if its Maurice Hooker next or Lewis Ritson next, it makes sense for me. I will definitely come back...

Bivol willing to drop down to 168 for shot at Smith

Press Release WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol says that he is willing to drop down to super middleweight to face WBA champion Callum Smith and become a two-weight champion. [Editor's note: everyone seems to be calling out Smith because Smith looked bad in his last fight, a debatable win over John Ryder.] Bivol plots his future...

Chukhadzhian and Petrosyan sign with Fight Locker

Press Release Fighter Locker announced that it has signed a pair of promising Ukrainian prospects, word-rated welterweight Karen Chukhadzhian (16-1, 7 KOs) and super lightweight Zoravor Petrosyan (7-0, 3 KOs), to exclusive managerial contracts. The 24 year-old Chukhadzhian got a significant win in his last fight this past February 1st,...

Twitter chatter: Ryan Garcia and Henry Cejudo commence trash talk

By Scott Shaffer Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia: "You think Henry Cejudo would give me a good fight in the boxing ring?"UFC 135-pound [called bantamweight in MMA, but same weight limit as lightweight in boxing] champion Henry Cejudo: "Get the hell out of here you Oscar De La Hoya wannabe. I’d make you bend the knee in your own sport! ...

Ryan Garcia is featured guest on second Stars and Champions show

Press Release Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs), will be the featured guest on the second episode of Dan Rafael's “Stars and Champions”, airing this Friday, May 15th on the Impact Network. The 30-minute broadcast begins at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT. Rafael gets confirmation on who Garcia wants next in the ring, and what...

Ryder sees Jacobs fight as a way to get rematch vs. Smith

Press Release British super middleweight John Ryder says a win over former IBF middleweight title holder Danny Jacobs in New York would fire him back in line for another shot at WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith. Ryder (28-5, 16 KOs) was seen as an easy mark for Smith, but when the two fought in November, Ryder pushed Smith...

Q&A: Boxing Executive Ian Ritchie

Press Release As part of MTK's Business Of Boxing series, it provided the following question and answer session with MTK Global Event Coordinator Ian Ritchie about his journey into the sport.Q: Tell us a bit about your background in terms of growing up with sport… Ian Ritchie: “I grew up in a wee place called Maryhill in Glasgow. If...

Leonard Ellerbe to be inaugural guest on Impact Network boxing show

Press Release The debut of “Stars and Champions” a thirty-minute weekly show on the state of boxing during the COVID-19 pandemic, airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on the Impact Network. CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, and host, longtime boxing scribe Dan Rafael, give fans an open dialogue about the...

Santa Cruz vs. Davis appears set for fall

By Scott Shaffer According to boxing writer Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (pictured) and Leo Santa Cruz have agreed in principle for a fall clash at junior lightweight (130 pounds). Coppinger says he expects the bout to be broadcast on Showtime pay-per-view. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, it looked like...

Jimmy Glenn loses battle vs. coronavirus

By Scott Shaffer The coronavirus has claimed a New York boxing legend, the universally loved Jimmy Glenn, who reportedly passed away last night. As a trainer and cornerman, Glenn worked with Shane Mosley and Jameel McCline among many others. Earlier this year, Glenn (left, pictured with Lou DiBella) was well enough to attend McCline's...

Andy Ruiz to train with the Reynosos

Breaking News Former WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, looking to rebound from an embarrassing loss to Anthony Joshua, has officially joined Team Canelo [Alvarez] and will be trained by Eddy and Chepo Reynoso. Eddy Reynoso posted a video on @CaneloTeam Instagram account to welcome Ruiz, who faces a new stage in his career with...

Matchroom holds trainer roundtable discussion

Press Release Star trainers Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia and Andre Rozier joined reporter Chris Mannix on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel as they view the COVID-19 pandemic and the return of the sport. Boxing has been hit as hard as any sport as fighters kick their heels waiting to hear when they will be back between the ropes, and as...

Tonight: ESPN News airs five classic fights

Press Release Tonight (May 5th), will be a night of boxing on ESPN News when the network airs five consecutive hours of classic fights featuring some of the sport’s greatest grudge matches. The action will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the epic first fight between Mexican legends Érik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. Two of the four...

Felix Sturm headed to German prison

By Scott Shaffer According to Der Bild, former middleweight and super middleweight title holder Felix Sturm was sentenced to three years in German prison by the Cologne Regional Court. Age 41, Sturm wasfound guilty of some, but not all the charges he faced for tax evasion and attempted tax evasion. Sturm was found guilty of withholding a...

Fury: "I'll fight on till I'm 40"

Press Release WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury [who previously said his career was limited to three more fights, now says he] has no desire to slow down. Fury revealed his current plans to continue boxing until the age of 40. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) was last in action in February, when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in seven rounds at the...

Jacobs still has Hall of Fame aspirations

Press Release Daniel Jacobs is targeting super middleweight champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders. He told the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast "The Lockdown Tapes" the steps he needs to take to reach the hall of fame. Jacobs (36-3 30 KOs) last fight was in December when he defeated [faded] Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on...

Q&A: Former WBO 130-pound titlist Barry Jones

Press Release Barry Jones of Wales had an eight-year pro career from 1992-2000, highlighted by a brief stint as WBO 130-pound champion. Jones captured the vacant title from Wilson Palacio in 1997 but never defended it. His brain scan showed an irregularity, costing him his boxing licence, and the WBO stripped him. Jones regined his...

Catching up with Errol Spence

Press Release IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. was the featured guest on Tuesday’s remote episode of Showtime Basketball’s All The Smoke web broadcast. In one of the first interviews since his violent car accident from October 2019, Spence opens up about the accident and talks about how his perspective on life has changed...

This Friday, Showtime to feature two Spence wins

Press Release Showtime Sports will continue to present recent bouts from its vast archive of championship fights every Friday night at 10 p.m. throughout the month of May. This Friday (May 1st) highlights two big Errol Spence fights: the time he became IBF welterweight champion by defeating Kell Brook, and his defense over Lamont...

Boxing writer George Willis let go by the NY Post

By Scott Shaffer Respected boxing columnist-- and a great guy-- George Willis has lost his job with the New York Post. Willis made the following social media post: "Today was my last day at the New York Post. After 23 years as a sports columnist, I was informed that my position had been “eliminated.' To all the friends, colleagues,...

Dan Rafael lands his own show on the Impact Network

Press Release Veteran boxing reporter Dan Rafael, recently with ESPN, and before that with USA Today, has covered the great sport of boxing full time for two decades. [No longer with ESPN], Rafael has signed on to host a weekly show on the Impact Network. The new show will look into the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on...

Julio Cesar Martinez wants to unify

Press Release Eddy Reynoso says WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1) will aim to unify the flyweight division before moving to super flyweight for blockbuster bouts against the likes of Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, as the Ring Magazine trainer of the year maps out Martinez’s path on this weekend’s episode...

Dominican lightweight Michel Rivera looking to move fast when boxing resues

Press Release Caicedo Sports Training Center in Miami, Florida, houses eight dormitories. It allows fighters and their trainer and manager, German Caicedo, to know where they are and that the fighters are seriously training. If they’re not, German can count on “Crazy Mike,” as he’s known, a round 60-year-old Cuban who lives there. Crazy...