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This Friday Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club card will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month with an exciting Mexico Vs Puerto Rico main event between Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez, 20-2-1, 9 KO’s of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico as he takes on Manati, Puerto Rico’s, Jorge “The Destroyer” Melendez, 28-6-1, 26 KO’s in a 10-round middleweight main event live from The Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Gutierrez who is one of Golden Boy’s prospects is coming off a tough loss in June to Gabriel Rosado, a fight that had Gutierrez flooring Rosado in the 4th round of an all-out war on the undercard of the fight of the year candidate between Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido. Gutierrez hopes Friday night he can bring the same electricity to the Belasco only with a different outcome. Gutierrez recently stated, “I am excited to be back, and for the opportunity Golden Boy Promotions has given me to fight in Los Angeles after the fight with Gabriel Rosado.” I hope I can show my potential. We learned a lot with fight with Rosado and now I hope to move forward.
Bermane Stiverne & Alexander Povetkin Ordered to Meet for WBC Interim Heavyweight Belt – Breaking Boxing News
The top two ranked heavyweights by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 1 Alexander Povetkin and No. 2 Bermane Stiverne, have recently been ordered to fight for the interim WBC heavyweight title. The winner will become the interim champion and will defend the title until champion Deontay Wilder, is ready to come back from the injuries sustained in July.
“I would like to thank Don King and the honorable Mauricio Sulaiman of the WBC for giving me this opportunity to fight for the heavyweight title once again,” said Stiverne. “For the betterment of boxing in general, and the heavyweight division in particular, I plan to knock Povetkin out and bring this title to America. Then I will get my revenge against Wilder, when he is ready.”
It’s a fight that both men have had their sights set on for quite some time, and now it serves as the main event of Bellator MMA’s return to the at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Nov. 19, when Michael Chandler (15-3) defends his Bellator MMA Lightweight Championship against Benson Henderson (24-6).
The tilt anchors a card that also features a welterweight feature bout pitting undefeated British striker Michael “Venom” Page (11-0) against Menifee, Calif., native Fernando Gonzalez (25-13), after the two had originally been scheduled to fight at “Bellator 151” and “Bellator 158.” Additional contests will be announced in the coming weeks.
One of the main attractions to combat sports besides seeing blood splattered all over the canvas is the desire to see an athlete display “heart” or incredible courage in the face of adversity during a match. We want to see someone who has suffered insurmountable odds overcome them before our very eyes, for the price of an admission ticket. We often hear of fighters who suffered poverty, abuse or drugs while growing up, then overcame them by learning to box. Great fighters such as Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, and Manny Pacquiao all overcame a childhood of living on the streets and fighting for survival at young ages.
Former American Gladiator & IFBA Female Super Middleweight Platinum Division Champion Shannon “Dallas” Hall Joins Ringside Report “The Heart of Boxing” as a Feature Boxing Writer
Former American Gladiator & IFBA Female Super Middleweight Platinum Division Champion Shannon “Dallas” Hall joins Ringside Report “The Heart of Boxing” as their newest Feature Boxing Writer. On behalf of the entire team, we welcome her aboard.
Bill Belichick has remained characteristically quiet about the Colin Kaepernick scandal. The Patriots coach has always made a point of steering clear of political issues and social commentary. The fact that Colin’s refusal to stand during the playing of the National Anthem has become a national issue has effectively taken the attention away from online NFL betting odds.
And coaches across the league haven’t really shied away from making their opinions known, especially when pressed on the issue. While Chip Kelly chose to respect Colin’s right to do as he pleased, Ben McAdoo (the Giants) and Dirk Koetter (the Buccaneers) both suggested that they would be disappointed if any of their players took such a stance.
The Olympic flame is now out. For another 4 years the waiting world shall sit and wonder what is on the horizon at Tokyo 2020. For British based athletes the wait is helped by the Commonwealth Games which is held in 2 years time. This is when the United Kingdom splits, in a sporting sense, into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the Games.
Originally called the British Empire Games these celebrate the fact that Great Britain colonized and enslaved the people of a variety of countries the world over including Canada, Australia, South Africa and India as well as a massive number of other, now rightly independent nations.
The National Football League has a rich history of legendary quarterbacks coming out of the state of Pennsylvania, such as the likes of Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, George Blanda and Johnny Unitas. However, the sport of boxing has enjoyed a rich history of great talent from the “Keystone State” as well. Here is a list of the top ten fighters of all-time that came from Pennsylvania.
WBA super lightweight world champion Ricky “Rickster” Burns, will make the first defense of his title against undefeated mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh on October 7th from the the SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland; Eddie Hearn of Matchroom boxing announced Friday.
Burns, 40-5-1, 14 KO’s won the vacant WBA super lightweight title with an eighth round TKO over outclassed former European champion Michele Di Rocco. Burns joined Bob Fitzsimmons and Duke McKenzie to become the third British born fighter to win world titles in three different weight classes (super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight).
Former UFC Lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis had a rough 3-fight skid. After losing his title to Rafael Dos Anjos, he lost two consecutive times and on the verge of being cut from the promotion.
Pettis was not bothered though, he opted to shift from lightweight to the 145 featherweight division, in search of a win.
Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR. who has never passed up a live mic had the following comments to say about Manny “My Shoulder Hurts” Pacquiao. Read HERE.
By Kevin “The Voice” Kincade
“All that glitters is not gold”. By the time old Willie Shakespeare penned those words in 1596 in “The Merchant of Venice” that particular snippet of wisdom had already been around for at least 300 years in print; and it is as true today as that first moment when someone realized not all shiny things are valuable and decided to voice their opinion on the subject. Whether you’re some poor soul who thought you were going to make a mint on Grandpa’s weird collectibles, only to find you would have made more money selling your inheritance for salvage or you picked up a piece of pyrite from a brook and tried to cash in, only to find out why they call it “fool’s gold”, it’s all the same.
Saturday night at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, 33-5-1, 18 KO’s looked to make another push for a welterweight title as he took take on David Emanuel Peralta, 26-2-1, 14 KO’s. Peralta, who has fought all his fights in Argentina made his US debut against Guerrero. Coming into the fight little was known of the underdog Peralta, and as the fight started Guerrero looked as if he was in complete control of the fight landing shots at will and using his experience to outbox the journeyman Peralta. Then in the middle rounds Peralta began using his 4 inch reach advantage, his jab to score as his “Ali Shuffle” and awkwardness began to frustrate Guerrero.
“This weight is too big for me, I’m not a super middleweight or a middleweight.”
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Is Unrealistic in his Comments About His Loss to David Emanuel Peralta – Boxing News
This is very disappointing but I’ll be back, that you can count on.”
David Emanuel Peralta Stuns Boxing World with Comments After His Fight with Robert Guerrero – Breaking Boxing News
“I came to fight and I knew I would win.”
Oklahoma Boxing Fans are Excited that Trey Lippe-Morrison is Back in the Ring on ShoBox – Boxing News
Heavyweight sensation Trey Lippe-Morrison makes his highly anticipated TV debut when he faces fellow unbeaten Ed Latimore as part of a quadruple header on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, September 23 at 10 pm ET live from the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.
Living and fighting out of Tulsa, OK, Lippe-Morrison’s 11-0 with all of his wins coming by knockout. A member of Holden Productions’ Four State Franchise, the 26-year-old power punching phenom has been out of the ring since January after suffering a hand injury. Under the watchful eye of 7-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, Lippe-Morrison’s working hard daily towards his goal to become the heavyweight champion of the world like his late father Tommy.
Under the stars of a cool summer night at the Omega Products Events Center, in Corona, California, Thompson Boxing promotions brought fight fans a stacked card headlined by bay WBA-NABA Super Bantamweight Champion Danny Roman, 19-2-1, 7 KO’s. As he battled the ring savvy Mexican Enrique Quevedo, 16-7-1, 10 KO’s. The 26 year old Roman currently sits at #8 on the WBA rankings, was looking to impress and fans and move up in the rankings with a victory over Quevedo. From the start Roman controlled the pace with beautiful boxing and his ring generalship landing precise combinations and heavy shots to the head and body of Quevedo. Through the first 4 rounds Roman had his way with the outclassed Quevedo. In the 5th Quevedo began to pressure Roman, but Roman continued to land heavy counter shots as Quevedo never found his comfort zone. Roman seemed to have controlled every round of the fight, and after 10 round won a lopsided unanimous decision by the scores of 100-90 and 97-93 (Twice) with the victory fans should look for Roman to move up the rankings and possibly fighting for a title sometime in 2017.
By Vinny “Glory Days “Lucci
There’s an incredible wave of fighter’s arrogance that you got to love in the extremely talented welterweight division. While it doesn’t boast a showcase arena of all-time greats that hosted the eighties, it is without question today’s premiere division. Short term memories have over looked Manny Pacquaio, who insisted he was retired last April after looking sharp as ever in clear cut decision victory over three time opponent Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao is currently ranked the number one contender by the WBO for title Jessie Vargas won over Sadam Ali with his vacancy. A twenty one year ring veteran, Pacquaio has proven time and again there isn’t any flies on him, even if his inability to knock out an opponent is long gone. No current 147 pounder can defy the odds of father time as eloquently as the Philippine boxer who stealthy evades center gate counters while wreaking havoc on his opponents from either side of pocket. His combination hand speed and foot work are rivaled by none. Future hall of famer Manny’s record stands at 58-6-2, 38 KO’s.
Just two weeks shy of Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on September 10 and the boxing community at large are left wondering aloud why “GGG” is still having difficulty in getting a rival middleweight belt holder to unify against the people’s champion. Enter Daniel Jacobs, WBA middleweight champion who probably makes the best match on paper at 160 pounds after defeating Peter Quillin last December, but you won’t be seeing that match up anytime soon as Jacobs has stated he won’t be ready for that match until the fall of 2017. Sounds pretty much like the same little speech Canelo Alvarez made at the beginning of the summer. At least WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders was original enough to not only boycott a “GGG” fight, he also nixed Gabriel Rosado, Curtis Stevens and Willie Monroe, JR. all past title challengers of Golovkin’s who were tko’d.
Some fans who bet on boxing may be wondering whether Kell Brook stands a chance against Gennady Golovkin, and the answer is yes, says Paulie Malignaggi.
Some fans who bet on boxing may be wondering whether IBF welterweight Kell Brook stands a chance against WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. And the answer to that question is, according to Paulie Malignaggi, why yes, yes he does. Which begs an even better question. Who is Paulie Malignaggi? As it turns out, Paulie Malignaggi is a former IBF junior welterweight and WBA welterweight champion. Also, his nickname is Magic Man. Okay, so where’s El Diablo? British Brook and Kazakhstani Golovkin are schedule to fight on September 10th at the O2 Arena in London, England for the latter’s titles – minus the WBA.
Christina Hammer believes Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) will defeat Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) when the Swedish rivals meet for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm.
The WBO World Female Middleweight Champion, who fought and beat Laurén in a 2013 World title fight in Dresden, has been helping Svensson prepare for the blockbuster clash with a series of sparring sessions at her Dortmund gym.
It’s hard to believe now; but at the beginning of 1977, Earnie Shavers appeared nowhere in Ring Magazine’s Top Ten. He just wasn’t there. Without being in the board room or wherever these decisions are made, it is impossible to say for sure why Earnie wasn’t ranked; but one can speculate.
The first time Earnie had knocked on the door to a title shot was when he knocked former WBA Champion, Jimmy Ellis senseless in two minutes and thirty-nine seconds in Madison Square Garden in June of 1973. Rumors of “The Dark Destroyer” had been heard in boxing circles; but once he had Ellis on the canvas with a look on his face that can only beg the question, “Did anyone get the number of that truck?!”….did the public really take notice.