In the PBC Main Event on ESPN, Denis Shafikov handed Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring his first pro defeat, stopping him at the 0:36 mark of the 10th round at the Santander Arena. The 2012 U.S Olympian Herring never got on track and seemed bewildered for most of the fight by his opponent’s aggression. The Russian exhibited complete control over the fight and dismantled the less experienced fighter using an assault of power punches with both hands.
It was heralded as the last chance saloon for both fighters but ended with a fight of the year contender tag as two of the biggest British warriors in their weight division laid it all on the canvass for their futures.
The younger George Groves, 24- 3, 18 KO’s, came in as the WBA international champion whilst the elder Martin Murray 32-4-1, 15 KO’s, was challenging, not just for that belt but for the opportunity to be back in the mix for a world title fight; for both this was belt, world recognition and pride.
Fresh off his emphatic knockout victory over Carl Seumanutafa at “Bellator: Dynamite 2,” former NFL player Matt Mitrione (10-5) has cleared medical testing and will now face “Britain’s Strongest Man” winner Oli Thompson (17-8) during the main card of “Bellator 158: London,” which will take place on July 16 inside one of the world’s most popular venues, The O2 in London, England.
In addition, fans will also have the pleasure of watching the always-entertaining British sensation Paul Daley (38-13-2), as he prepares to put on a show for his hometown fans against Brazilian knockout specialist Douglas Lima (26-6). Michael “Venom” Page (10-0) aims to continue his raging pace and remain unbeaten when he challenges himself against MMA veteran “Cyborg” Santos (21-17), and Linton Vassell (16-5), who returns to action against Francis Carmont (24-11).
On Friday night, July 22nd, welterweight, Anthony “Juice” Young will headline a great night of boxing against Ariel Vasquez in a scheduled 8-round welterweight bout at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
Welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will take part in a six-round co-feature bout against Eduardo Flores.
The card is promoted by Rising Promotions.
Undefeated Colombian Bantamweight, and Golden Boy prospect Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete,14-0, 5 KO’s of Los Angeles, California by way of Tierra Alta, Columbia returned to the ring Friday in the main event of the LA Fight Club Series at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Negrete took on Jose “Flash” Bustos, 11-6-3, 7 KO’s of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The always tough Bustos had won three in a row since his last loss in 2015 to undefeated Lamont Roach, JR.
Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Manny Pacquiao, Tyson Fury & Interview with Amateur MMA Fighter Jonas Goins – The “Bad” Brad Berkwitt Show
The main event between undefeated New Haven super bantamweight Luis “KO King” Rosa, Jr. and former world title challenger Luis “Barcelo” Hinojosa ended in a “no contest” after one round last night in the latest installment of Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Rosa (22-0, 10 KOs), rated No. 10 by the IBF and No. 12 by the WBC, was terribly disappointed by the stoppage decision, which was the result of a serious cut over Dominican Hinojosa’s right eye, ruled from an unintentional head butt.
Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR. bored us with his snoozefest against Manny “My Shoulder Hurts” Pacquiao last year. Then gave the boxing public a joke PPV against Andre Berto for his supposed retirement fight. Now Floyd is trying this. Read HERE.
By Donald “Braveheart” Stewart
The way you behave can sometimes fool an adoring public into what it wants to believe. After bruising his ankle, Tyson Fury went off to France to watch England fall out of Europe for the second time in a week.
Isn’t he supposed to be in training for a world title? Oh yes of course his holiday abroad is all because he has postponed it and he apparently needs a bit of fun. His trainer and Uncle, Peter Fury was quick enough to let us know that but with Tyson Fury bizarre is never far away…
Then we get to Sunday and a tabloid headline in the popular newspaper, The Sunday Mirror, which claims that both Tyson and his little cousin Hughie are being investigated over doping claims. There was a report that said both of them, in 2015, tested positive for the banned substance, Nandrolone.
Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims he’s America’s top heavyweight prospect. “Big Baby” will get a chance to back up his boast when he faces his toughest test to date in veteran Fred Kassi in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Aug. 19.
The confident and hard-hitting Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) and the durable and vastly experienced Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs) will headline a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from the outdoor soccer venue Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
David Haye – Tyson Fury War of WORDS Stuns British Royalty – “I’ll Break More Than Your Pinky Toe if We Step in the Ring!”
I wish Tyson Fury would say to David Haye: I’ll break more than your pinky toe if we step in the ring!”–Simba Judeson, Coffeyville, Kansas (President of the Tyson Fury Breaks Pinky Toes Fan Club – 321,981,003 members and all of us have great pinky toes!)
David Haye never at a loss for words, continues to throw them at Tyson Fury. Read HERE.
By Buddy “BRJ” Ruffin, JR.
Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so… I am so sick of Vinny Mac and his blah blah blah attacks. The latest BS out of Vinnie’s office is The Undertaker Vs John Cena. First off, I know UT and he would pile drive that horrible actor Cena who stuffs his speedo for sure to the canvas winning in minutes. Like my group Public Enemy said, “Don’t believe the hype”.
“BRJ” has left the building – Ruff Ruff…
Cellini’s List of Ten of the Least Successful Heavyweight Champions of All Time While They Held Titles
The title of World Heavyweight Champion was once the greatest prize to hold in all of professional sports. The list of great champions includes legendary names such as Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Larry Holmes. The debate for decades has been over how to rank the all-time greats in the heavyweight division. However, ranking the bottom ten heavyweight champions of all-time is just as complex for boxing fans. Winning the championship in any professional sport should be regarded as a major accomplishment for any athlete. However, some of these champions put on great performances to win the belt only to follow up with horrible encores for the rest of their careers. The list includes those fighters who were at one time the heavyweight champion of the world, but were far from ever being considered great. How these fighters performed in defending their crown plays a significant part in their rankings, but overall records have a major impact as well.
By Ian “The Boxing Historian” Murphy
Last Saturday’s WBA Welterweight Championship showdown between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter effectively put boxing back on the map. The stakes were high, as this was the first fight card to be featured on primetime network television in decades, and the two combatants did not disappoint. A star was born in Keith Thurman and with Floyd Mayweather, JR. still retired, boxing is looking (seemingly desperately) for it’s next “face” of the sport. Some (Golden Boy) are jamming Canelo Alvarez down our collective throats as the next “face of boxing”, but I’m not buying that. Alvarez is a good fighter, and is hugely popular in Mexico (and the U.S to a degree), but the problem is, he’s not American. He is supposedly working on his English skills so he can cross over, but at the moment, he’s not quite there and that will limit his chances at superstardom stateside. That being said, who is the likely successor to Floyd Mayweather, JR. as the “Face of Boxing”? In truth, it could be Keith Thurman.
Gennady”GGG” Golovkin cannot catch a break and get Canelo Alvarez in the ring, so it looks like another opponent has been lined up that he will bomb out and get beaten up by the boxing fans around the world. Read HERE who the opponent appears to be.
Packy’s World: Keith Thurman Comes Into His Own, Yaqui Lopez, Sanctioning Bodies, Ray Liotta, My Pal Al, & The Chutzpah Award Goes to Debbie Edwards
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… Hello RSR readers. I have been gone for a little while for some much needed R/R with my beloved bagel breaker Sadie. My batteries are recharged and expect lots more from me in the upcoming weeks. Bradley, get your Publisher/Editing hat out, I am going to be putting you to work over there in Oklahoma boychick. Let’s get right into it…
Undefeated super featherweight contender Mario Barrios (15-0, 8 KOs) is deep into training camp for his world title eliminator against former title challenger Devis Boschiero (39-4-1, 21 KOs) Saturday, July 9 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $75, $55, $39 and $24, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased HERE, at the Sun National Bank Center box office or by calling 609-656-3234
M-1 Challenge 69 will be streamed live from Ingushetia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) defeated contender Lydell Rhodes (23-2-1, 11 KOs) by unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93 X 2) in a 10-round super featherweight main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Cherry, of Wauchula, Fla. who trains out of St. Pete Boxing Club with welterweight champion Keith Thurman, got off to an early lead in the second round, landing a left that stumbled Rhodes briefly.
The popular, prospect-orientated boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 15th anniversary with a quadrupleheader on Friday, July 22, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
In the 10-round main event, undefeated top 10-ranked Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) of Phoenix faces Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Argentina in a bantamweight bout. Super middleweights Ronald Ellis (12-0-1, 10 KOs) of Lynn., Mass., and Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, will collide in the eight-round co-feature.
A gem of a featherweight contest pitting divisional standouts Emmanuel Sanchez (13-2) and Daniel “The Weasel” Weichel (36-9) has been added to the main card of “Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo” on July 22 inside Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. Completing the televised card, Philipe Lins (9-1) will face Guilherme Viana (7-2) in light heavyweight action and Brazilian strawweight Bruna Ellen (2-0) will make her promotional debut against Jessica Middleton.
Undefeated Colombian Bantamweight, Golden Boy prospect Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete,14-0, 5 KO’s of Los Angeles, California by way of Tierra Alta, Columbia returns to the ring this Friday in the LA Fight Club Series at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Negrete takes on Jose “Flash” Bustos, 11-6-3, 7 KO’s of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The always tough Bustos has won three in a row since his last loss in 2015 to undefeated Lamont Roach, JR.
Unbeaten lightweight contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring 15-0, 8 KO’s will take on former title challenger Denis Shafikov, 36-2-1, 19 KO’s in the 10-round main event this coming Saturday, July 2 from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. The 30-year-old Herring is a former 2012 Olympic boxer, who represented the United States after winning the U.S. National Amateur title the same year. Originally from Coram, New York, Herring now fights out of Cincinnati, OH. He picked up four victories in 2015 including a dominant triumph over Yakubu Amidu in October. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Herring started 2016 with a dominant victory over Luis Eduardo Flores in February.