On a warm fall evening in Victorville, California, “King Ry” Ryan Garcia is finishing up a long day of training in his garage for his upcoming bout December 17th where he’ll make his HBO debut on the Bernard Hopkins Vs Joe Smith, JR. undercard. For Garcia, it will only be his third professional bout on US soil as his opponent is yet to be announced. Garcia was surprised by his team earlier this week as Oscar De La Hoya announced that Golden Boy Promotions had signed him to a promotional deal. Garcia who was too young to compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, turned professional at the age of 17 this past June in Tijuana, Mexico.
Victorville’s Ryan Garcia Inks Deal with Golden Boy Promotions & Sits Down with Ringside Report to Discuss
The Two-Time World Champion was seen courtside at Oracle Arena on Nov. 3, cheering on his hometown Warriors and friends, in a much anticipated matchup against 2015 postseason rivals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
One of the most exciting fighters in boxing makes his return to the ring this Saturday night as former world title challenger “The American Boy” Jason Litzau (29-3-1 23KOs) of St. Paul, MN faces Iowa’s Lance “Lay ‘Em Down” Williams (7-5 4KOs) in an eight round lightweight bout that headlines Jim Loons Boxing and Promotion’s “Throwdown at the Bear” event at Black Bear Casino and Resort in Carlton, MN. The action will be streamed exclusively to the world at FloBoxing.tv with the first bout starting at 7 p.m. CST.
Event promoter and Fond Du Lac Band Member Jim Loons is excited to bring Litzau’s comeback fight to Black Bear Casino. “Boxing fans all over the state have been waiting for Litzau’s comeback fight and I’m glad I was able to bring it to Black Bear Casino. We’re excited to present a first class show on FloBoxing.tv and work towards bringing bigger and better events here. “
In the lead up to Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward “Pound For Pound”, a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight title on November 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the undercard will round out a 10-bout card filled with some of the best young boxing prospects.
Opening the card will be middleweight Meiirim “Sultan”Nursultanov of Merki, Kazakhstan, making his pro debut. Nursultanov, now residing in Oxnard, CA, is managed by Egis Klimas, and recently signed by Main Events. He will be taking on Henry Beckford (4-5, 1 KO) of Hempstead, NY, in a six-round bout.
Undefeated junior welterweight David “TwoGunz” Gonzales is looking for a big effort this Friday night when he takes on the tested Samuel Teah in an eight-round bout that will headline a 9-fight card at Harrahs Philadelphia.
The show is promoted by King;s Promotions.
Gonzales of Philadelphia has a record of 8-0-2 with two knockouts. The 26 year-old ha won three in a row since stepping up his level of competition.
Deontay Wilder has made headlines with his recent announcement. Read HERE.
Kathy Duva: “Hello everyone, welcome. We are now, I can’t believe it, just a week and a half away from the most exciting, the most compelling and the most competitive fight of 2016, and probably the last two or three years while we’re at it. We are just beside ourselves here. We are exhausted because everyone has been working so hard, but it’s a great feeling. I can’t compliment the fighters enough for stepping up and making boxing what it’s supposed to be and what it used to be, a sport that involved people competing in fights where we didn’t know the outcome. This is a 50-50 fight and we’re starting to feel the buzz and excitement. I want to thank all of you for participating today and I hope to see you all in Las Vegas very soon.”
Newly crowned World Boxing Organization Cruiserweight Champion, Oleksandr Usyk, (10-0, 9 KOs) of Kiev, Ukraine will make his highly anticipated United States debut in his first title defense against world ranked contender Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu, (17-2, 11 KOs) of South Africa on Saturday, December 17 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The Usyk-Mchunu 12-round clash is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Main Events and will open the HBO telecast headlined by the light heavyweight clash between Two-Division World Champion and Future Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins, (55-7-2, 32 KOs) and hard-hitting contender Joe Smith Jr., (21-1 18 KOs) and a 10-round co-main event between Joseph Diaz Jr. and Horacio Garcia who will clash for the NABF Featherweight Title.
This Saturday night, at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, WBC World Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, 32-0,18 KO’s will face Samuel Vargas, 25-2-1, 13 KO’s in a non-title fight. The fight will be televised on Premiere Boxing Champions on Spike TV.
The World Boxing Council is going to allow Danny Garcia to participate in the non-title defense without stripping him of his title. Garcia, who won the vacant WBC title against Robert Guerrero earlier this year in January, is already signed to face WBA champion Keith Thurman in a unification match next year. Garcia’s management looks bad in taking this fight against Vargas because he was knocked out in four rounds by Errol Spence last year. Garcia will need to defeat Vargas much quicker if he wants to look good.
The year was 1938, June 22nd to be exact and the world had gathered to watch a showcase like no other. After this event was over the ramifications would reverberate for years to come. People would dance in the streets, night clubs would empty, their bands playing jubilantly till the wee hours of the morning. This event would undoubtedly go down in history; all others would pale in comparison to its significance. This magnificent grandstand would last a mere 124 seconds, over as fast as it had begun. Yet those who were in attendance and especially those listening intently by their radio felt they had received everything they were promised and more. So how can an event with such a short lifespan affect those present and have ramifications the world over? To understand this you must first understand the significance of the event and the history surrounding it.
Feature Boxing Writer BJ “Warhammer” Proctor is our newest member on Ringside Report. On behalf of the team, we welcome him aboard.
Bobby “Boy” Arum never one not to stir shit up, has said the following on TMZ about a rematch with his cash cow Manny “My Shoulder Hurts” Pacquiao taking on Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR. in rematch of the worst fight in boxing history! Read HERE.
David Price has made headlines about dropping current IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua in sparring some years back. Joshua has went on camera to discuss it. Watch HERE.
William “Caveman” Lee, 22-4, 21 KO’s was one of the most dangerous punchers in the middleweight division during the 1980’s. Trained by Hall-of-Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, Lee fought out of the legendary Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan. William Lee who was given the nickname “Caveman” because of his sideburns, struggled with southpaws throughout his career despite being a good boxer. Although a talented fighter inside the ring, Lee’s troubles outside the ring prevented him from reaching elite status.
In an interview with Shawn Murphy back in 2010, Caveman Lee talked about when began training at Kronk. “In 1977, I fought at the Olympia Stadium here in Detroit. I was sparring with Tommy and those guys. Emanuel Steward liked the way I boxed and he brought me here to prepare Tommy for a couple of big fights”.
Stacked Night of Local Talent Features Middleweight Kryone Davis Battling Once-Beaten Carlos Gabriel Ozan & Unbeaten Milton Santiago Facing Argentina’s Claudio Rosendo Tapia
An exciting night highlighting the best rising talent in the Philadelphia-area comes to Temple University’s Liacouras Center on Saturday, November 12 and will feature middleweight prospect Kyrone Davis (10-1, 4 KOs) facing once-beaten Carlos Gabriel Ozan (12-1, 4 KOs) and unbeaten super lightweight Milton Santiago (15-0, 3 KOs) against Argentina’s Claudio Rosendo Tapia (28-16-4, 13 KOs) in a pair of eight-round showdowns.
The event is headlined by undefeated welterweight world champion and Philadelphia-native Danny “Swift” Garcia taking on Colombia’s Samuel Vargas. Coverage of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features undefeated rising star Jarrett Hurd battling former title challenger Jo Jo Dan plus former world champion Javier Fortuna taking on unbeaten Omar Douglas.
Sergey Kovalev Sits Down With RSR and Talks About the Biggest Fight of his Boxing Career Against Andre Ward
Exclusive Interview by Vinny “Glory Days” Lucci
“You know I will never go in ring and say “I will do this, I will do that.” It is very difficult to knock someone out. If I get a KO, I will. Most important is to win!”—Sergey Kovalev
With just two weeks to go before fans are to bear witness to what both combatants hope to be the crowning jewel in their legacies, Ringside Report brings sports fans an exclusive interview with light heavyweight champion Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev as he prepares to defend against widely regarded pound for pound great Andre Ward. This is quite possibly the most anticipated 175 pound showdown since Michael Spinks and Dwight Braxton fought back in 1983.
Kovalev will be making his 9th defense with all three of his belts on the line and so much at stake. The WBO, IBF, and WBA have all sanctioned this 12 rounder on November 19th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with it to be shown on HBOPPV and co-promoted by Main Events and Roc Nation as well as each fighters personal promotional companies.
On November 11th, at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA, undefeated and world ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez, 15-0-1, 7 KO’s will face Carlos Valcarcel, 14-8-4, 5 KO’s in a scheduled eight-round main event bout that will be televised on the inaugural broadcast on ONE World Sports. The 25-year old Lopez, who resides in San Antonio, Texas, is currently ranked 4th by the WBA. In his last bout, Lopez fought to a ten-round split decision draw with Roman Reynoso on July 22nd in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 34-year old Valcarcel , from Miami, Florida, has wins over Jovanny Soto, Rodolfo Garay, and Leivi Brea. The 12-year veteran has also fought former world champion Eric Morel and new WBO World Super Bantamweight champion Jesse Magdaleno.
The NFC North is now a living and breathing proof of life and football after their trump in the recent outcomes. During the time, Vikings and Packers were good at various points’ right over this past month, where they started to get things rolling. The results from the Super Bowl lines were amazing after they acquired these options.
Even when offense of Packers was struggling, they tried and got a lead of 4-2 that put them in a position with Aaron Rodgers being their best quarterback within football. With wild card looked such as the worst- existing case scenario. During the process, Vikings went undefeated many times making them a team in football runaway favorite especially for NFC North heading right into the Week 6. They had to work hard during the whenever they were dealing with these options.
Adrien “Boner” Broner is back in the news once again. Read HERE.
Anthony Joshua – Eric Molina, Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather, JR COMING! & Sean O’ Grady – RSR Video Email Bag Show
David Haye is back in the news. Read HERE.
The SHOCKING Event You Didn’t Know Happened to Floyd Mayweather, JR at the Manny Pacquiao – Jessie Vargas Fight – Breaking Boxing News
Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR. received well, an interesting welcome as he took his seat at the Manny Pacquiao – Jessie Vargas fight this past Saturday night. Watch the TMZ video HERE.
Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) is prepping for his upcoming fight with Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) for the NABF Light Heavyweight Title on the Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” HBO Pay-Per-View televised undercard, live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Training for this upcoming bout with Chilemba, Gvozdyk has been in camp with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and had this to say about his preparation for this mega-fight:
“My training camp is going good. I am almost finished with my conditional part of preparation, where we are working on strength, speed and stamina. Next week I’ll be more focused on developing special skills and tactics. I’m satisfied with all results which I get during the preparation, and will keep following my game plan.”
One week ahead of “Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson” at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the highly anticipated professional mixed martial arts debut of Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. will come against Aaron Hamilton in a welterweight bout during the preliminary portion of the card on Nov. 19.
The contest anchors an electric preliminary card and joins a Spike-televised main card that features a lightweight world title main event pitting current champion Michael Chandler (15-3) against Benson Henderson (24-6). In the evening’s co-main event, undefeated British phenom Michael “Venom” Page (11-0) and California’s own Fernando Gonzalez (25-13) duke it out in a welterweight thriller and Adam Piccolotti (8-0) takes on Brandon Girtz (14-4) in a lightweight clash. Lastly, a light heavyweight showdown pitting Linton “The Swarm” Vassell (16-5) against Francis Carmont (14-4) and female flyweight action pitting Keri Melendez (Debut) against Sheila Padilla (2-0) are also set for the main card.
At the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Saturday night, Jessie Magdaleno captured the WBO Junior Featherweight title from Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire of the Philippines by unanimous decision. In an entertaining fight, all three judges favored the American by scores of 118-110 and 116-112 (twice).
“It feels great to be a champion”, said the new champion. The 24-year old Magdaleno, 24-0,17 KO’s continued, “I can’t believe this right now. I have so hard for this now. I can’t believe I beat a fighter like Donaire. I don’t have words to describe it”.
Jessie Magdaleno, who entered the fight as the number one contender, troubled the defending champion early with his hand speed, and seemed to have Donaire flat-footed at times throughout the fight.