In the main event, Thomas LaManna, of Millville, NJ, and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, of Washington, DC, meet in a scheduled 10-round bout for the vacant USBA Welterweight title. The card is promoted by Final Forum Boxing, Peltz Boxing Promotions & GH3 Promotions and will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network. First of four televised fights begins at 10pm (EST).
Former Minnesota Vikings Defensive End & Undefeated Heavyweight Prospect Ray Edwards Returns to the Ring Friday – Breaking Boxing News
This Saturday night, IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook, 36-0, 25 KO’s looks to defy the odds and upset Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 35-0, 32 KO’s for the WBC, IBF and IBO Middleweight titles. The British challenger is attempting to “shock” the boxing world by moving up two weight classes to dethrone a seemingly unbeatable champion Golovkin. “GGG” is recognized as the third-best fighter in the world at this time, and will be looking to defend his crown for the seventeenth time. With an upset win, Brook, rated as the tenth-best fighter in the world, can join the list of other great fighters from the United Kingdom. Here is a list of the current top ten UK fighters of all-time:
Middleweight world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and former champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora went face-to-face at the final press conference Wednesday before their world championship rematch that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday, September 9 from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.
Also in attendance at Wednesday’s event were undefeated lightweights Robert Easter and Richard Commey, who fight for a vacant world title Friday night on Spike. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features local contender Travis “My Time” Kauffman in a 10-round heavyweight bout.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
By Buddy “BRJ” Ruffin, JR.
Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so… So my “Brother In a Speedo” Brock Lesnar, hit my cell the other day while I was slanging and banging to let me know about the possible matchup with him and Goldberg at Wrestlemania 33. Let me tell you right now, “BL” will wipe the floor with Goldberg like I did years back. This is not a match he wants to take.
Oscar De La Hoya should run for political office because he flip flops constantly. Here is yet another flip flop! Read HERE.
Andre Ward Vs Sergey Kovalev PICK, James “Quick” Tillis, Duk Koo Kim, & Hands of Stone Movie – RSR Video Email Bag Show
“I have a fight desire, and that is for me to exit victoriously with my opponent and I lacking permanent injury.”—Edward Latimore
For years boxing trainers have said the sport is “80% mental & 20% physical”. If that is indeed the case, then undefeated heavyweight prospect Ed Latimore, 13-0, 7 KO’s has a bright future hitting 100%. On September 23rd, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma Latimore gets his first shot at worldwide exposure when he faces another undefeated heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe Morrison, 11-0, 11 KO’s on Shobox, in a scheduled six round bout.
Latimore sat down in between training to talk about the upcoming fight and much more…
Boxing’s number one pound-for-pound fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is looking to dethrone WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlo “Principe” Cuadras this Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Gonzalez, 45-0, 38 KO’s is looking to capture his fourth world title by taking on one of his toughest opponents of his career when he steps into the ring with Cuadras.
“Chocolatito” Gonzalez is the current WBC, Lineal and The Ring Magazine flyweight champion, as well as a former WBA light flyweight and WBA minimumweight champion. Gonzalez joined his idol and legendary Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello in winning world titles in three different weight classes when he dethroned Akira Yaegashi (TKO 9) in September of 2014 for the WBC Flyweight title. Since then, “Chocolatito” has made four successful title defenses of the crown by defeating Rocky Fuentes (TKO 6), Edgar Sosa (KO 2), Brian Viloria (TKO 9) and McWilliams Arroyo (UD12).“This fight is for all my people in Nicaragua and especially dedicated to my mentor, the great Alexis Arguello.”
Undefeated Prospect Earl Newman Battles Once-Beaten Leo Hall On Danny Jacobs – Sergio Mora II Undercard
Unbeaten prospect Earl Newman (9-0, 7 KOs) takes on once-beaten Leo Hall (8-1, 7 KOs) in light heavyweight action that highlights an exciting undercard on Friday, September 9 from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.
The September 9 event is headlined by middleweight world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs defending his world title in a rematch against former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features undefeated lightweights colliding for a vacant world title as Robert Easter takes on Richard Commey. Also on the card, local contender Travis “My Time” Kauffman will be featured in a 10-round fight against heavyweight Josh Gormley.
“One of the West Coast’s top ring attractions, with his all-action, aggressive ring style, Bobby Chacon was a true fan favorite,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “The Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning his passing and offer our condolences to his family.”
Tensions continue to rise ahead of the Swedish super fight between Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) and Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) on Saturday night in Stockholm where the bitter rivals will battle it out for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title and a chance to face female pound-for-pound number one Cecilia Brækhus.
At today’s final pre-fight press conference, Laurén was left outraged when it was announced there will be a coin toss tomorrow to decide who enters the ring second. ‘’It’s a scandal,’’ she said. ‘’I’m a former five-time World Champion, and we’re fighting in my hometown. It shouldn’t even be up for discussion.’’
Trey Lippe Morrison Returns to the Ring Against Toughest Opponent To Date Ed Latimore on SHOBOX – Boxing News
Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic will face unbeaten southpaw Travis “The Notorious” Peterkin in the 10-round main event of a stacked ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, Sept. 23, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
The combined record of the eight boxers on the televised card is 114-3-1 with 78 knockouts.
Trey Lippe Morrison Vs Ed Latimore PICK, Kell Brook, Mustafa Hamsho & More… – RSR Video Email Bag Show
Today, the 5th September 2016, I attended the launch of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in Glasgow. As well as writing columns in boxing, like Mr Berkwitt, I have a career in the arts. Today it brought me into an arena where some very brave souls took that bravery and put it on public display. For the month of October, all over Scotland, the general public have been invited to come and look and learn too.
For the sweet science the issue of mental health has become important because of the bravery of one heavyweight boxer, Dave Allen 9-1-1, 6 KO’s. In the last week he has come out to say that his boxing career is being put on hold as he battles with the twin demons of depression and anxiety, mixed with a heady cocktail of gambling.
On Tuesday, September 6, No. 2 Pound-for-Pound and WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and No. 4 Pound-for-Pound and Two-Time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) participated in an official press conference at Le Parker Meridien in New York City, in advance of their November 19 “Pound for Pound” showdown at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound for Pound” will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets start at $55 and are available on axs.com and the T-Mobile Arena box office.
Below is what the fighters, promoters and other dais guests had to say at the press conference:
Naseem Hamed has words for Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Read HERE.
Shannon Briggs never one to miss an opportunity to launch into his verbal diarrhea act has done it once again. Read HERE.
Lightweight Kent Cruz and middleweight Junior Castillo each scored impressive victories this past Saturday night on the televised portion of a Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC Sports Network at Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio.
Cruz went to 11-0 with a eight-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Rickey Edwards, while Castillo got back in the win column with a six round unanimous decision over Josue Ovando.
Cruz was very impressive as he showed an all-around performance by mixing up good boxing skills and power to take Edwards “0” in the battle of undefeated fighters.
Boxing fans will have flocked to the cinema in great excitement last month, as “Hands of Stone” finally hit screens across America on August 26th. The biopic stars Edgar Ramirez as legendary boxer Roberto Duran, tracking his life from his childhood in Panama, to eventually becoming the best lightweight ever to lace up his boots.
The major plotline of the movie surrounds Duran’s infamous rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard, played by Usher Raymond IV. Robert De Niro brings the iconic trainer of Ray Arcel back to life, as he and Duran attempt to take down the Champion.
Canelo “Catchweight” Alvarez just doesn’t live in reality anymore. Read HERE.
By Donald “Braveheart” Stewart
Finbar Patrick McGuigan is not a name that strikes much of a chord with many people in the boxing world. It is however, a name with which to conjure though it is not instantly recognizable. It belongs to one of the biggest phenomenon of British boxing from the 1980’s.
Born in County Monaghan, Finbar was brought into a community in turmoil. Northern Ireland was a quagmire of conflict as the mainly protestant part of the United Kingdom had found itself needing to be under the protection of the British Army. Called in to protect the Catholic minority the Army, was by the early 70’s fighting a war with them and increasingly seen as a hostile force to all. By the time Finbar was old enough to know the difference between his catholic self and his future protestant wife, he was old enough to know what a Molotov cocktail and an AK47 was too – both were frequently to be found immersed in the conflict.
Japan’s Naoya “The Monster” Inoue, 11-0, 9 KO’s successfully defended his WBO Super Flyweight title against Thailand’s, Karoon “Petchbarngborn Kokietgym” Jarupianlerd 38-9-1, 18 KO’s by tenth round technical knockout on Sunday at the Sky Arena in Kanagawa, Japan. Inoue was making his third title defense of the belt that he won from Omar Andres Narvaez (KO 2) back in December of 2014.
Karoon, the top-ranked challenger, did have success at times throughout the fight with his flurry of punches; however, the stronger champion Inoue was able to win most of the exchanges and inflict damage to the Thai’s face (left cheek). In the tenth round, Jarupianlerd tried to step up his attack but Inoue was able to batter the challenger’s face repeatedly and send him to the canvas, prompting the referee to halt the fight.
In order for that to be realized, he must not stumble this Friday night when he takes on Josh Gormley as part of the undercard of a championship doubleheader at the Santander Arena in Kaufman’s hometown of Reading, Penn.
The card, which has been dubbed the biggest fight card in Reading, will be televised live on Spike TV, will be headlined by Daniel Jacobs defending the WBA Middleweight championship in a rematch against former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora. In the televised co-feature, undefeated lightweights Robert Easter Jr. and Richard Commey vie for the vacant IBF Lightweight title.
By Vinny “Glory Days” Lucci
As a boxing scribe there are as many reasons why I love the sport I cover as there are boxers, but in paying homage to the art of pugilism boxing writers have been pointing out the ills of the game for as long as we have been playing by the Marquess of Queensbury Rules. So shooting from the hip allow me to exploit the grievances of most fans and some of the thorns that have literally been annoying me for decades already.
First up, I put the most controversial flag up on display, “Twelve Round Championship bouts.” Boxer’s safety we were told way back in 1982. Spit bucket! We lost the long time honored tradition of roughly sixty years as a mere ploy to cover up a fighter’s death who was served up in combat as a sacrificial lamb. Unbeknown to all the players involved, was that the Duk Koo Kim tragedy would not simply play itself out as a loss on the talented lightweight champion Ray Mancini’s ledger. The WBA mandated this poor kid the mandatory number one contender for Ray’s crown, even though he had never faced a single top ten contender and fought out of his native Korea only once.