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GGG-Derevyanchenko tickets on sale this Friday

Press Release Gennady Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko will clash for the vacant IBF World Middleweight title on Saturday October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN, in a fight brought to you by GGG Promotions and Matchroom Boxing USA in association with DiBella Entertainment. Former unified Middleweight king...

Hrgovic promises excitement against Heredia

Press Release Filip Hrgović (8-0, 6 KOs) is promising excitement as he travels to Hermosillo, Mexico for a defence of his WBC International Heavyweight title against Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday, August 24, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.  The Croatian boxing sensation returns to action following a...

Victor Pasillas training camp quotables

Press Release Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect, "Vicious" Victor Pasillas (14-0, 7 KOs) discusses his upcoming bout with veteran Ernesto Guerrero (31-28, 21KOs), a scheduled eight-round co-main event contest on a card promoted by Ambition Empire Promotions, titled "Fight Night in the Bay." The fight will take...

No Limit Mindset Riding High Following August 9th wins

Press Release It was a successful night on August 9th for two fighters in the No Limit Mindset LLC. stable, as Sagadat Rakhmankul (6-1 4 KO) & Adrian Ortega Jr. (1-0 1 KO) both scored knockout wins. The first knockout win included heralded amateur Adrian Ortega Jr. making his much-talked about pro debut against Juan Barrera in a...

CMT Management Update

By Justin Hackman Justin Hackman: Mike, two of your fighters have some very interesting fights coming up.  Tell me first about Vaughn Alexander. Mike Cameron: Vaughn is fighting on Aug 31st against Money Powell, which I view as a big step up for Powell, even though he’s a highly-touted prospect.  Vaughn has switched trainers—he’s now with...

Jesse Hart looking to get back at Joe Smith for what he did to Hopkins!

By G. Leon GL: So Joe Smith, the man who knocked your boxing idol Bernard Hopkins out of the ring. Will it be difficult for you to stay disciplined and not let the emotions of what beating him means to you take over? Jesse Hart: "Absolutely, it's going to be hard because for me it's more personal. When he did that the little kid behind...

Top Rank inks Orlando Gonzalez

Press Release Top Rank has signed undefeated Puerto Rican featherweight sensation Orlando “Zurdo de Oro” Gonzalez to a multi-year promotional agreement. From Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Gonzalez is 12-0 with eight knockouts, most recently scoring a six-round unanimous decision Aug. 2 over Aldimar Silva in Kissimmee, Florida. He is the...

Traux suffers injury, Ellis to step in to face Quillin?

By G. Leon Boxingtalk has been informed that former super middleweight champion Caleb Traux has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been force to withdraw from his not so eagerly anticipated rematch with fellow world champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin. Our sources have informed us that Ronald Ellis will now step in to face...

Blair Cobbs quotables

Press Release Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated welterweight prospect, Blair "The Flair" Cobbs (12-0-1, 7 KOs), who is by promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will battle fellow undefeated prospect Steven Villalobos (11-0-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout for Cobbs Jr. NABF title. Cobbs vs. Villalobos will be shown live on RingTV.com and on...

Brandon Figueroa to face Chacon in first defense

Press Release Brandon Figueroa will fulfill the first defense of his interim championship of the super bantamweight class of the World Boxing Association (WBA) this Saturday against the Argentine native Javier Chacon. The American of Mexican descent will climb into the ring in Bert Ogden Arena, Texas, to exhibit the belt he won in April...

Ortiz and Salinas in action on Joe Hand card

Press Release Joe Hand Promotions returns to Parx Casino® to kick off the fall boxing season on September 20th with Xcite Fight Night 5. The event will be headlined by a lightweight showcase between Steven "The Hitman" Ortiz and Alejandro "Popo" Salinas.The card is co-promoted by BAM Boxing and features matchmaking by Hall of Famer...

Jesse Hart targeting Joe Smith Jr fight before the end of the year (PT1)

By G. Leon Greg Leon: What's the latest and greatest brother? Jesse Hart: "Right now I'm just here waiting to get clearance on my hand, but I believe I'm going to be back in the ring at some time in November. I'm just waiting on the Nevada Commission to clear me and I got a bunch of people who don't know much about boxing thinking...

Robert Simms to make Salita Promotions Debut on Shields-Habazin card?

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Congrats on recently signing with Dmitriy Salita and Salita Promotions. How did this come about? How did you guys link up?  Robert Simms: "We had kind of a good relationship because me and his other fighter Jermaine Franklin train together, so I would always see him at the gym and having more fights on the Detroit...

Roy Jones Jr and Joey Gilbert partner up!

Press Release Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions has reached an exclusive agreement with Eldorado Group to co-promote multiple installments of "RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®," commencing October 25 with Joey Gilbert Promotions in Reno, Nevada. The Oct. 25th show in Reno will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS, the...

Rest In Peace Jose Napoles

Press Release This Friday, one of the great legends of world boxing passed away; Cuban-Mexican Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles. The former champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) left the world at the age 79 in Mexico City, where he lived. Born in 1940 in Santiago de Cuba, Napoles also adopted Mexico as his home. The Antillean became...

Feigenbutz eyes Eubank Jr

Press Release Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) claimed  a super middleweight TKO victory over Cesar Nunez (16-1-1, 8 KOs) at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The previously unbeaten Nunez climbed off the canvas twice in the eighth round before the referee waved off proceedings following yet another onslaught from...

Gvozdyk-Beterbiev formally announced for October 18th in Philly

Press Release WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk and IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev will fight in a highly anticipated title unification bout Friday, Oct. 18 at the Liacouras Center.  Beterbiev and Gvozdyk enter this can’t-miss clash with a combined record of 31-0 with 28...

Navarette-DeVaca presser quotables

Press Release The press conference overlooked the new crown jewel of Los Angeles soccer, the year-old Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's LAFC. In two days, the inaugural boxing card will take place at the stadium, headlined by Emanuel Navarrete's WBO junior featherweight title defense against unbeaten...

Top Rank inks Amir Imam

Press Release Amir Imam, a former super lightweight world challenger known for his explosive knockouts, has signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank. Imam (21-2, 18 KOs) has been out of the ring since March 17, 2018, the evening he challenged Jose Ramirez for the vacant WBC super lightweight world title. He lost via...

Quillin Says He's Going To Finish Truax "as soon as possible"

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your upcoming August 31st rematch with Caleb Truax [the first bout was a no contest]? Peter Quillin: "We've been working, we've been feeling good and the preparation is going great. I have a little more control of this camp than the last one and I feel a lot more durable...

Shields-Habazin presser quotables

Press Release Undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields and former world champion Ivana Habazin squared-off and exchanged words at a pair of press conferences in Flint and Detroit on Wednesday, as they previewed their battle for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship taking place Saturday, October 5 live on SHOWTIME from...

Raeese Aleem workout quotables

Press Release Prince Ranch Boxing's undefeated super bantamweight prospect and rising star, Raeese "The Beast" Aleem (14-0, 8 KOs), who is promoted by Kings Promotions, gives his thoughts on his upcoming fight with fellow undefeated foe, Ernesto Delgadillo (11-0, 2 KOs). Aleem vs. Delgadillo, a 10-round main event bout promoted by...

Will Hammer be looking to Hulk Out On Hogan next?

By G. Leon Boxingtalk had been hearing rumblings that world class junior middleweight contender Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (21-1 16KO) could find himself across the ring from a crafty dangerous foe in the form of WBC #6 rated contender Dennis Hogan (28-2-1 7KO), so naturally we reached out to his elite trainer Kevin Cunningham to see...

Liam Smith and Jono Carroll added to Mexico bill

Press Release Liam Smith and Jono Carroll will aim to move into position to get World title shots in the winter when they travel to at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August 24, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. On a night headlined by pound-for-pound star Juan Francisco Estrade (39-3 6...

Kovalev-Yarde headlines ESPN+ on August 24th

Press Release WBO light heavyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Sergey Kovalev will face off against his hard-hitting mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in a highly anticipated showdown Saturday, Aug. 24 from Traktor Arena in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Kovalev-Yarde will stream live and exclusively in the...

Former Braekhus coach backing Srour to become champion

Press Release Hadi Srour (3-0, 2 KOs) will have a familiar face in his corner when he meets Evgenii Vazem (8-7, 3 KOs) on Saturday in Ludwigshafen, Germany with former Cecilia Brækhus coach Georg Bramowksi joining his training team. Having signed a promotional contract with Team Sauerland following his victory over Zoltan Szabo in...

A look back at the career of Mexican super bantamweight Nicky Bentz

Courtesy of the WBF Nicky Bentz, a super bantamweight from Mexico turned professional in 1990, somewhere in his home country. It was so low key, that the exact date and location are no longer remembered. It is however known that Bentz, born on November 11, 1971 in Reynosa, Tamaulipas in north east Mexico as Nicasio Benta Rodriguez. At the time...

Spence-Porter Quotables

Press Release IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. and WBC Welterweight World Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter went face to face Tuesday in Los Angeles at a press conference to preview their 147-pound championship unification that headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View on Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center...

NOT SO FAST; RUIZ-JOSHUA II NOT A DONE DEAL FOR DECEMBER 7

By G.Leon Not so fast. Boxingtalk has been informed that the Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua rematch is far from set in stone to take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7th. Sure, Eddie Hearn has Ruiz obligated vis a vi rematch clause that was included in the contract for the June 1st bout, but Ruiz hasn’t signed any bout agreements and as...

Heather Hardy on Amanda Serrano: Losing Is Not An Option

By G. Leon Greg Leon: How is everything going in preparation for the biggest fight of your career, a WBO featherweight title defense against Amanda Serrano on September 13th? Heather Hardy: "Everything has been great so far. We're a month away right now and the fight presented itself kind of out of nowhere and I just kind of rolled with...

Three featherweights announced for Golden Contract tournament

Press Release MTK Global announced three of the eight fighters that will be competing in the featherweight edition of the Golden Contract tournament: British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh (24-2-2), Commonwealth champion Leigh Wood (22-1), and unbeaten Hairon Socarras (22-0-3) will all be part of the line-up. The winner of each...

Thanderz targets Wahlstrom world title fight

Press Release Katharina Thanderz (11-0, 2 KOs) has her sights set on a World title challenge as she looks to claim her twelfth professional victory against Monica Gentili (6-10, 1 KO) on Saturday at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Thanderz returns to the ring following an impressive points win over Rachel Ball in...

Three light heavies announced for Golden Contract tournament

Press Release MTK Global announced the first three of eight boxers who will be competing in the light heavyweight edition of the Golden Contract tournament. Former British champion Hosea Burton (24-1), Steven Ward (12-0) and ex-Olympian Serge Michel (8-1) will all be part of the line-up, with five more names set to be announced. The...

Gvozdyk's out to nail down top status at 175 starting with Beterbiev on October 18th

By G. Leon Greg Leon: Unification of your WBC light heavyweight championship with IBF champion Artur Beterbiev has been announced for October. I know these are the kind of fights that you've been looking for. Can you put into words what this fight means to you?  Oleksandr Gvozdyk: "I'm getting myself psyched up for this fight, this...

Haney-Abdullaev tickets on sale

Press Release Tickets for the WBC World Lightweight title final eliminator clash between American sensation Devin Haney and Russian dangerman Zaur Abdellaev on Friday September 13 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Haney (22-0 14 KOs) made an electrifying debut...

One-on-One with power broker Egis Klimas

By G. Leon Greg Leon: As somebody who has represented many fighters I can only imagine how difficult a time this has been for you following the passing of Maxim Dadashev. How hard has it been for you to continue to do business for and with your other clients with this still relatively fresh? Egis Klimas: "Greg, I don't want to comment...

Chavez Jr. back with easy win

By Scott Shaffer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. KO1 Evert Bravo... Saturday at the Premier Diamond Hall, in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returned to action as a light heavyweight after two years away from the ring. The Mexican Chavez stopped Colombia's Evert Bravo (25-11-1) in the...

Coming to ESPN+ in October: the Golden Contract tournaments

Press Release MTK Global announced it will organize three Golden Contract boxing tournaments. The three competitions will take place at featherweight, junior welterweight and light heavyweight with eight fighters in each category competing for huge prizes; the ultimate reward being a lucrative contract with one of the world’s...

Three junior welters announced for Golden Contract tournament

Press Release MTK Global announced the first three boxers (out of a field of eight) that will be competing in the junior weltertweight edition of the Golden Contract tournament. The first three are: Anthony Yigit (24-1-1),  Ohara Davies (19-2) and Tyrone McKenna (19-1-1). Three quarter-finals nights will take place in October /...

Daniel Dubois promises devastating performance in Spetember

Press Release British heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois is promising a devastating performance when he takes to the ring at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 27th with the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title on the line. Tickets are now on sale for the clash between Dubois and unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh, live on BT...