On July 16th, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 36-0, 35 KO’s is the reigning WBC Heavyweight champion and will be making his fourth title defense against Chris Arreola in Birmingham, Alabama. Even with an undefeated record, he has been overlooked by the casual sports fan. Does Wilder have the potential of breaking through and becoming a mainstream superstar in America?
DiBella Entertainment Signs 18-year-old Welterweight Prospect Mykquan “Mykey” Williams – Boxing News
Williams, who is currently finishing his junior year at A.I. Prince Technical School in Hartford, was a decorated amateur boxer with a 45-13 amateur record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.
“I am thrilled to sign such a hungry, young prospect like Mykey Williams,” said Lou DiBella. “Williams is an accomplished amateur and Jackie Kallen certainly has an eye for spotting great talent. He already has a growing fan base in the New England area and I am confident that he will quickly develop into a rising prospect.”
Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Ward and Brand were slated to face each other last November on the pay-per-view undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez, but a leg injury forced Ward to withdraw from participation in the event.
Undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia will return to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year layoff on Saturday, July 30 on an exciting night of boxing on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME that is one of the strongest cards ever assembled at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Garcia, who won world titles at featherweight and super featherweight, will fight former world champion Elio Rojas in a 10-round bout in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton event presented by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC).
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Stephen Fulton (9-0, 4 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Christian Renteria (5-2, 4 KOs) in a six-round featherweight attraction as part of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes Saturday, July 2 from Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
PBC on ESPN & ESPN Deportes action is headlined by unbeaten lightweight contender Jamel Herring squaring-off against former title challenger Denis Shafikov in a 10-round bout. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features undefeated Polish prospect Patryk Syzmanski battling former title challenger “Silky” Wilky Campfort.
As an ardent sports fan who tries to gain knowledge and wisdom daily, I find myself in a constant longing to live through, see, and experience sports excellence in its most dynastic form. We live in the most informative, innovative, lucrative, and technological era sports, which seems to lend itself to the notion that you will see and experience all time greatness in this era. We have the best and most educated, conditioning programs. Specialty coaches, nutritionists, computer generated simulators and scientific algorithms designed to give teams the smallest of edges in competition and to provide feedback comparisons. Not to mention our kids get started earlier and are indoctrinated into leagues and organized sports by age of 4, with YouTube and Google are at their disposals at the click of a mouse.
“I’m not giving it up yet, I’ve still got a few more fights left in me” – Janks Trotter
Janks Trotter is a tough middleweight from Alberta, Canada. I had seen him fight live a few years ago which was a spectacular knockout to win the Canada middleweightt Title. This led me to keep an eye on Janks’ career as it continued. While he never quite reached the top level, Janks has had some entertaining fights over the years. I was able to catch up with Janks for a short chat on the record.
Following months of speculation, the bitter rivals have agreed to meet at the welterweight limit in an attempt to settle their differences and prove who is the country’s number one female fighter.
Their hotly anticipated bout will also act as an official WBC sanctioned final eliminator to face female pound-for-pound number one and Unified Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus.
Unbeaten Contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko Meets Former World Champion Sam Soliman July 21st – Boxing News
Rising middleweight contender Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (8-0, 6 KOs) will take on former world champion Sam “King” Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes on Thursday, July 21 from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features a middleweight showdown between hard-hitting Ievgen Khytrov (13-0, 11 KOs) and California’s Paul Mendez (19-2-2, 9 KOs) in 10-rounds of action.
Dmitriy Salita’s Salita Promotions is offering up another edition of his Detroit Brawl series. Following the success of his past events in Detroit and his Brooklyn Brawl series in New York he brings to The Masonic Temple Detroit the current NABF title holder and ranked #5 by the WBO, #5 by the IBF, and #7 by the WBC, undefeated heavyweight, Andy Ruiz, JR., 27-0, 18 KO’s. Ruiz is scheduled to fight again in Sept. in California but says “I cannot wait to get back into the ring,” and “I’ve got some thunder coming with me to Detroit.” It’s very exciting to see a headliner of this caliber coming to Detroit in the middle of its reemergence as a powerhouse and center of the boxing world!
On December 6, 2014 at UFC 181, Phil Brooks AKA CM Punk announced that he signed a multi-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The UFC brass at that time has yet to name Brooks’ opponent and they emphasized that they need to bring someone who is also a relative newcomer in MMA given Brooks’ 0-0 record and that it will be his debut in MMA.
By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña (At Ringside)
Photos by Cynthia “Cindy Lou” Saldaña (At Ringside)
Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, California undefeated heavyweight prospect LaRon Mitchell, 13-0, 13 KO’s remained undefeated and kept his Knockout streak intact as he knocked out his 13th straight opponent. LaRon took on the Colombian veteran Epifiano Mendoza, 42-23-1, 36 KO’s. Mendoza is known for his battles with fighters such as, Luis Ortiz, Chad Dawson, Jeff Lacey and Sullivan Barrera to name a few. The Mitchell vs. Mendoza fight was moved up to the Main-event when Jose “El Gato” Roman pulled out of his fight due to personal reasons. Jose is dealing with the loss of his father as he died due to complications of surgical procedure to fix a broken leg.
Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Keith “One Time” Thurman, 27-0, 22 KO’s and Shawn “Showtime” Porter, 26-2-1, 16 KO’s treated fight fans to a definite fight of the year candidate. It was boxing on CBS prime time television for the first since Muhammad Ali stepped in the ring 38 years ago when he took on Leon Spinks. Saturday night Thurman defended his WBA welterweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Porter in a bout that was all action from the opening to the final bell.
Anthony Joshua passed another major test yesterday evening by defeating rugged challenger Dominic Breazeale with a seventh round knockout.. Joshua is the IBF heavyweight champion. While no one will mistake him just yet for the true heavyweight champion of the world, a distinction owned by fellow countryman Tyson Fury, he is certainly on the fast track into the conversation.
The boxing world has been rife with anticipation over a Canelo Alvarez/Gennady Golovkin battle. Following his victory over Amir Khan on May 7th, a truly impressive knockout, Alvarez’ enthusiasm about taking on Golovkin was all boxing fans plus all the online sportsbooks could talk about.
However, it doesn’t look like the boxing arena will be seeing an Alvarez Vs Golovkin match anytime soon, at least not until 2017. And that isn’t the only anticipated bout of 2016 that boxing fans can forget about.
Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk wins by third round TKO.
Cook wins in third round knockout.
Bout ends in a split draw.
Morrison wins by first round knockout.
Gadzhialiyev wins unanimous decision.
Garcia wins in first round knockout.
Just be careful what you say to people.
It has just been announced that the Tyson Fury, 25-0, 18KO’s/Wladimir Klitschko 64-4, 53 KO’s, rematch has been postponed, probably until October. The reason? Whilst out running and training, Fury has damaged his ankle. Postponements in this game are a lot rarer than you might think and most fights get a date and stay on the date. When fighters, for whatever reason, need to postpone a fight, most fighters are sympathetic and understanding.