It’s Friday and as usual, more BS from Golden Boy about their Golden Goose Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez. Read HERE.
Breaking Boxing News: Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez & Golden Boy Break the BS METER with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin!
Ronda Rousey has not stepped inside the Octagon since Nov. 15, 2015, now rumors are swirling that she’s negotiating a deal with the UFC to fight current women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes but the UFC and Ronda’s camp did not confirm nor denied rumors.
However, the UFC cleared the air on Rousey’s return that might take place in New York, Dana passed along information that he can’t provide details about her potential comeback fight but noted it wouldn’t happen on the UFC 205 card at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, as previously speculated.
Liam McGeary Defends His Title Against Phil “MR Wonderful” Davis on November 4th – Breaking UFC News
The SPIKE-televised main card will also feature a welterweight battle between Saad Awad (19-8) and Connecticut’s own Brennan Ward (13-4), as well as a female featherweight contest pitting Marloes Coenen (23-7) against undefeated Brazilian Talita Nogueira (6-0).
Tickets for “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” are on sale now at Bellator.com, as well as the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. The event can be seen live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App.
The eight fighters (combined record 114-3-1, 78 knockouts) featured on the ShoBox: The New Generationquadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 23, from the Buffalo Run Casino are set to go.
In the ShoBox main event, once-beaten Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (21-1, 14 KOs), of St. Petersburg, Fla. will be opposed by undefeated Travis Peterkin (16-0-1, 7 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y. in a 10-round light heavyweight scrap. Junior lightweight sensation Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (11-0, 10 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y., meets Wang Zhimin (7-0, 3 KOs, 7-1 WSB), of Nutley, N.J. by way of Ningbo, China, in the 10-round co-feature.
Vinny’s Views: Memo To Oscar De La Hoya – Don’t Force Canelo Alvarez to Wear the Same Pantyhose We Know You Are So Found Of & Stop the Ridiculous Demands On Making a Match with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin!
If you’re the betting type, the last two weeks have provided some easy money if you bet the favorites in recent middleweight matches. Gennady Golovkin made short work of welterweight champ Kell Brook and Daniel Jacobs obliterated two time challenger Sergio Mora, while Canelo Alvarez dismantled junior middleweight champion Liam Smith clearing away the most anticipated fight since Mayweather, JR. Vs Pacquaio. Only problem is the 160 pound landscape is full of problems.
Ricky Hatton has backed Anthony Crolla to become the first Englishman to win the Ring Magazine Lightweight title in his unification blockbuster with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday , live at the Manchester Arena on Saturday September 24, live on AWE-A Wealth of Entertainment & www.klowdtv.com
The start time of the show will be 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT.
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Isaac Chilemba Returns to the Ring to Face Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Kovalev Vs Ward “Pound for Pound” Undercard
Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) will return to the United States on Saturday, Nov. 19 to face dangerous light heavyweight prospect and NABF Light Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) in a ten round bout as part of the Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound for Pound” pay-per-view telecast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The bout will be presented by Main Events in association with Top Rank. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Chilemba, 29, a native of Blantyre, Malawi fighting out of Johannesburg, South Africa, is coming off a hard-fought loss against WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Isaac holds the impressive distinction as only the second fighter in Kovalev’s career to go the full 12 rounds. The only is future Hall-of-Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins. In doing so, Chilemba managed to raise more than a few eyebrows among boxing fans and media.
By Kevin “The Voice” Kincade
Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, Ernie Terrell, Jerry Quarry, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton; these names were all history, all the past, the land to which he was heading. His time in the sport was quickly drawing to a close with the final chapter to be writ. There was a new age dawning in the land of heavyweights, in the world, really. Time does not stand still, not for anyone, and nothing can last forever, not even Muhammad Ali. The Olympic Gold Medal in Rome, throwing that medal into the murky waters of the Ohio River in a moment of tragic realization that all of the gold in the world wouldn’t make him equal in some eyes. Whatever happened to his bicycle? He wouldn’t even be here now, if he’d found it, if it were never stolen. If it had been there when he got back from the street fair, this journey which was now drawing to a close, would never have happened. He never would have gone into Joe Martin’s gym all those many years ago and began his sojourn into immortality. All of this because of a bike thief; and now, all gone, all of it fading into the mists of time through his rearview mirror and hovering in the memories of those who knew, of those who were privileged to live in the time and say, “I was there.”
Two time Irish Olympian Michael Conlan is turning professional and has signed a deal with Top Rank. Bob Arum, the founder and CEO of Top Rank, and Conlan, announced the deal via twitter on Monday. He has also signed a deal to be managed by MGM (Macklin’s Gym Marbella), owned by former three-time middleweight world title challenger Matthew Macklin. He will be training out of the Rock Gym in Carson, California, along with current WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, 20-0, 18 KO’s.
Conlan is from Belfast, Ireland, and he has had a very accomplished amateur career. He finished first in the Northern Ireland National Championships in 2009 and again in 2010, but came up short in the Irish Nation championship later that year, losing in the semifinals. He bounced back in 2011, winning his first Irish national championship, and followed that up by winning it again the next year. Conlan also competed in the 2012 London Olympics.
When I spoke to John “The Quietman” Ruiz, he was not so “quiet” when it came to matters near and dear to the former Heavyweight Champ’s heart. The Massachusetts native of Puerto Rican decent had an amazing run as an orthodox professional carrying a record of 44-9-1, 30 KO’s. Ruiz was the first Latino Heavyweight Champion and two-time WBA Champ with hard fought battles against the likes of Evander Holyfield, James Tony, Hasim Rahman, Roy Jones, JR., and Andrew Golota. He had been boxing since the age of 9, turning pro in 1992, then finally retiring in April 2010.
Radivoje Kaljdzic Vs Travis Peterkin & Ivan Baranckyk Vs Wang Zhimin Headline Stacked Shobox Card Friday Night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami Oklahoma
This Friday, DiBella Entertainment and Tony Holden Productions in association with Fight Promotions Inc. and Roc Nation Sports present an exciting ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader, live on SHOWTIME (10pm ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.
“I am thrilled to bring another great card back to the beautiful Buffalo Run Casino, which is the home of Trey Lippe Morrison and has become a second home for Ivan Baranchyk,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “This is yet another sensational ShoBox card and I am proud to promote it as part of one of boxing’s finest series.”
As Liam Smith 23-1, 13 KO’s, flies back to his hometown to lick his wounds and report back to mum he is going to be welcomed back in amongst one of the biggest and most successful sporting families that the UK has produced. Liam has 3 highly successful boxing brothers, making this a unique dynasty. All four are or were British champions thus making them the first family to boast such a statistic in domestic sport in the UK.
The three other brothers are Paul Smith 38-6, 22 KO’s, (middleweight), Stephen Smith 24-2, 14 KO’s, (featherweight) and Callum Smith 21-0, 16 KO’s (middleweight). Liam Smith (light middleweight) was the only one to successfully challenge for a world title, that he lost it to Saul Canelo Alvarez 48-1-1, 34 KO’s, was neither a disgrace nor a travesty as Smith’s (That is Liam…) stock has risen.
Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, California the #11 WBC ranked Bantamweight and former WBC Latino Champion, Carlos Carlson, 21-1, 12 KO’s will battle Alex Rangel, 17-5-2, 11 KO’s for the vacant NABF Bantamweight title, at Thompson Promotions, “Locked N Loaded” event. Carlson who is a native of Tijuana, Mexico began his career with a loss, but since that loan mark on his record has won 21 straight bouts. Carlson is an aggressive come forward style of fighter who is quickly making a statement in division and is the #4 ranked Mexican bantamweight. Carlson recently stated “Fighting for titles is what this sport is about I’m coming into this bout well prepared. Rangel is going to get a tough fight.” In his last fight Carlson easily handled his opponent Giovanni Caro winning a six round unanimous decision.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin news is big news and here is yet another story getting major publicity. Read HERE.
Trey Lippe Morrison is 11-0 with 11 knockouts. He is the son of the late former world heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison. A Grove, Okla., native, Trey resides in Hollywood, Calif., and is trained by Freddie Roach at Wild Card Gym.
This Friday, Sept. 23, Morrison makes his eagerly awaited television debut when he faces fellow unbeaten and Roc Nation prospect Ed Latimore (13-0, 7 KOs), of Pittsburgh, Pa., in the second bout of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
Melvin Paul Remembered: Top Contender Faced Hector Camacho, Charlie “Choo Choo” Brown & Terrence Alli To Name a Few
By Jeffrey “Italian Medallion” Cellini
Boxing fans always like to see young fighters who are not afraid to face the top competition and are not looking for the easy path to success. Furthermore, fans enjoy watching fights that separate the contenders from the pretenders. Unfortunately, there are some fighters who have tried to distinguish themselves by challenging the best, but are unable to live up to the hype.
Melvin “Tank” Paul, 22-8, 13 KO’s was a lightweight contender whose career started with so much promise, but ended as a big disappointment. Paul looked like a future champion after reeling off sixteen straight victories to begin his career. Unfortunately, things were never the same after his first professional loss in his seventeenth fight, as the wheels began to come off of the express train to the title.
Mike Tyson keeps doing truly heartfelt interviews with the media that he once despised. Watch HERE.
The Boxing World is Talking About This Episode of The RSR Video Email Bag Show with SHOCKING Inside Information on Floyd Mayweather, JR, Dan Rafael Called Out & More…
Willie Monroe, JR Beats the Brakes Off Of Gabriel Rosado: “Bring On Canelo Alvarez”! – Breaking Boxing News
Middleweight contender Willie Monroe, Jr. won the WBO Inter-Continental title this past Saturday night with a solid 12-round unanimous decision over Gabriel Rosado.
The bout served as the co-feature to Canelo Alvarez’ 9th round stoppage over Liam Smith, where he captured the WBO junior middleweight title in front of 51,240 fans at AT&T Stadium.
WBO Light Flyweight Champion, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, 38-1-4, 22 KO’s is not only a boxing legend in his island country of the Philippines, but he also the longest reigning Filipino World Champion. Nietes who hasn’t lost a fight since 2004, looks to impress Southern California fans this Saturday at the Stubhub Center in a card labeled “Pinoy Pride.” Nietes is set to battle tough Mexican veteran and former WBC Light Flyweight Champion, Edgar Sosa, 52-9, 30 KO’s for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight Title. Nietes who was captured titles at Minimum-weight, and Light Flyweight is moving up in weight in hopes of having a super fight in 2017 with four division and current WBC Flyweight and Super Flyweight Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, or a title shot against the WBA and WBO Champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada. For Nietes this will only be his second fight in the United States, last October, Nietes defended his title at the Stubhub against Juan Alejo.
In addition, a lightweight faceoff pitting Goiti Yamauchi (19-3) against Ryan Couture (10-4) completes the SPIKE-televised main card. The first of what will be a stacked preliminary card is also official, with the news that Ricky “The Sniper” Rainey (11-4) will fight Gilbert “Chocolate Thunder” Smith (12-5). Additional undercard bouts will be announced shortly.
By Kevin “The Voice” Kincade
When one thinks about heavyweight boxing in the 1970’s, four names inevitably come to mind: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Ken Norton. They were the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the ultimate class of heavyweights, defeating all rivals and establishing their dominance among each other, ultimately with Muhammad Ali coming out on top because he had defeated all of the other three. Foreman would have come in a close second because of his destruction of both Frazier and Norton. Frazier can lay claim over dominating the division in the early 70’s, just as Norton can lay claim over the second half of the decade. After his defeat at the hands of Foreman, who would later retire Frazier in their second encounter, it could be argued that Norton went undefeated until his clash with Holmes.
Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez fans will not like this news. Read HERE.
Vinny’s Views: Memo to Boxers – Cut the Crap With Making Weight for Boxing Matches Especially Championship Ones!
By Vinny “Glory Days” Lucci
Hey RSR Readers it’s time to spit some venom on another bleeding sore of our beloved sport. Last Week I trekked through what I believe is the ten biggest ills that saturate through the boxing landscape in which nothing good ever permeates from it. From time to time it’s my job to highlight the madness and draw conclusions on what needs to be done to reverse the madness. As the fall of 2016 unwinds, its final declivity of cherry picking, catch weights, title abdications, mismatches, excuse makers, non-unification matches and champions defending through challengers of least resistance let me refocus on one stumbling block the sport keeps tripping over that should have made last week’s list, “rehydration!”
Ringside Report’s Very Own The Fighting Cowboy James “Quick” Tillis Is Being Inducted to the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame – Breaking Boxing News
He’s the beloved former boxer who hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is known the world over as The Fighting Cowboy James “Quick” Tillis. On October 3, 1981, a 24 year old Tillis faced then WBA Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver for his title and lost a close unanimous decision. He then would be the first heavyweight, who on May 3, 1986, took a then young and in his prime Mike Tyson the distance dropping a unanimous decision that many at ringside felt he should have gotten.
More recently, a relationship that goes back 36 years when Tillis and the CEO of Ringside Report “Bad” Brad Berkwitt trained together at Allen Park in North Miami Beach, Florida joined forces for his popular web hit show “Quick’s” RSR Video Email Bag Show hosted by The Fuggedaboutit Cowboy that can be seen exclusively on the RSR YouTube Channel.
Berkwitt said, “Quick” and his wife Vanessa, are family to Debbie and I. We both couldn’t be more proud of him on this well deserved honor.