On the eve of his next concussive ring appearance, undefeated future heavyweight champion Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (17-0, 17 KOs) has been elevated to #4 in the latest WBC rankings. Abdusalamov, the reigning WBC-USNBC Champion, is coming off an impressive stoppage over former Olympian Victor Bisbal on March 8 and heading into a showdown against Argentina’s [...]
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Gary Shaw Productions has signed light heavyweight prospect Trent “The Terrible” Broadhurst, who resides in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Broadhurst, who stands 6’2 and comes from Angelo Di Carlo’s Ace Boxing team, possess a record of (9-1, 6 KOs). As a decorated amateur, the hard punching Broadhurst compiled an astonishing record of 112 wins with [...]
Heavyweight prospect Joey DaWejko (7-1-2, 3 KOs) makes a quick return to the ring as he will face another undefeated fighter in Didier Bence (6-0, 2 KOs). The 6-round bout promoted by Yvon Michel’s GYM Promotions in association with Boxing 360, will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on February 8. [...]
One of the “hidden giants” on the American heavyweight scene, Houston, Texas big man Skipp “Strictly Business” Scott (15-1, 10 KOs) will begin to come out of the shadows on Thursday, January 10, as he takes a big step up in competition.
On Saturday night, FEBRUARY 2, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to the Times Union Center in Albany, NY with “Battle Of The Undefeated Heavyweights” featuring a ten round Championship showdown between Newark’s’ Joe “The Future” Hanks and Richard “Silverback” Carmack of Kansas City, Missouri for the vacant NABA Heavyweight Title.
By Geno McGahee Vyacheslav Glazkov, 14-0, 10 KO’s, was too much for Tor Hamer, 19-2, 12 KO’s, using his mobility and timing to beat and batter him into submission in round four. Glazkov was a very successful amateur and is a prospect to watch for a future potential contender in the heavyweight division.
Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of exciting Reading, Pennsylvania, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (23-1, 17 KOs) to a promotional agreement. 27-year-old Kauffman is currently riding high on a five-fight winning streak and picked up the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title by knocking out respected hard-punching veteran Chris Koval.
By Geno McGahee This weekend, two undefeated heavyweight contenders will step into the ring. On Friday, one of the most exciting prospects in the heavyweight division returns to the ring. David Price, 14-0, 12 KO’s, is coming off of a spectacular first round knockout over Audley Harrison in October and is getting right back into [...]
By Geno McGahee Emanuel Steward’s unheralded heavyweight, Johnathon Banks, 29-1-1, 19 KO’s, didn’t seem confident in the opening round as Seth Mitchell, 25-1-1, 19 KO’s, attacked and pushed him around the ring. In the second round, Mitchell landed a right hand to the body that hurt Banks and went in for an attack, but a [...]
By Geno McGahee Tonight, in Germany, Wladimir Klitschko, 58-3, 50 KO’s, the IBO, IBF, WBO, and WBA Heavyweight Champion, will step into the ring for the first time since the death of his trainer, Emanuel Steward. He will be facing a large (6’7 ½”), undefeated and motivated challenger in Mariusz Wach, 27-0, 15 KO’s.
By Geno McGahee This Saturday, the IBO/IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, 58-3, 50 KO’s, will defend his titles against the Polish challenger, Mariusz Wach, 27-0, 15 KO’s. This fight is going under the radar and is considered an easy night’s work for the heavyweight king, but we may be in for an interesting night.
Big Things” features a pair of highly-decorated heavyweights, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (19-4, 5 KOs) and 2008 Cuban Olympian Robert Alfonso in his pro debut, on November 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
By Geno McGahee The former WBC heavyweight champion, Ken Norton, 69, has suffered a heart attack and is currently in a Las Vegas hospital. Jose Sulaiman noted that Norton didn’t “look good,” after a visit with the former champ. Norton may be best known for his wars with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes. He took [...]
Looking to build on his recent second-round TKO victory, heavy-handed KO artist Brett “Da Grim” Rogers (12-4) of St. Paul, Minn. has joined premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training camp American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. in preparation for his first Bellator Fighting Championships heavyweight tournament matchup in Hammond, Ind. on Oct. 5, live [...]
By Geno McGahee I just heard the terrible news that the former WBO heavyweight champion, Corrie Sanders, was shot to death, during a robbery at a restaurant, as he ate with his family. He was only 46 years old. I always considered Sanders an underachiever in boxing, despite his victory over Wladimir Klitschko and he [...]
By Jim Minkle The baby-stepping big heavyweight, Tyson Fury, 19-0, 14 KO’s, has tentatively agreed to take on former WBA champ, Ruslan Chagaev in November. Chagaev, 30-2-1, 19 KO’s, has been rode hard and put away wet and is the right guy at the right time for the limited Fury. Fury is a money-maker…not a [...]
By Geno McGahee Vitali Klitschko, 45-2, 41 KO’s, retained his WBC heavyweight title via fourth round stoppage over Manuel Charr, 21-1, 13 KO’s, due to a cut over the eye of the challenger. Klitschko was more aggressive than usual and Charr was getting some things done. Had Charr possessed a bigger punch, he may have [...]
Heavyweight Boxing News: KLITSCHKOS BEWARE- Magomed Abdusalamov Plans to Send Message SATURDAY NIGHT
Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of heavyweight powerhouse Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (15-0, 15 KOs), is sending his best wishes to the up-and-coming slugger in advance of his fight this week. Abdusalamov will take another step up in class this Saturday (September when he takes on former world title challenger and long-time top contender Jameel “Big Time” McCline [...]
Chicago’s WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion and WBA #14 rated “Fast” Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) will face Philadelphia veteran Robert “Big Philly” Hawkins (23-19, 7 KOs) in a stay-busy 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s latest “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” installment scheduled for this Saturday, August 18 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
By Geno McGahee Michael “Dynamite” Dokes, 53-6-2, 34 KO’s, has passed away at the age of 54 from liver cancer. The fast-handed heavyweight quickly got notice from the boxing world and built a record of 25-0-1 before getting a shot at then WBA heavyweight champion, Mike Weaver. Dokes would win the title via first round [...]
By Geno McGahee The most interesting heavyweight fight in recent history will take place on Saturday between former WBA Heavyweight Champion, David Haye, 25-1, 23 KO’s, and former title challenger, Dereck Chisora, 15-3, 9 KO’s. This fight has been brewing for some time with verbal exchanges made through the media on various occasions, but it [...]
By Geno McGahee “This is my time, my future, and I can’t wait to fight Mike Tyson.” – Frank Bruno, prior to his 1996 rematch with Mike Tyson When things go around they come around and seven years after their initial meeting, Frank Bruno would be the defending world champion going in against the challenger, [...]
Healthy for the first time in his professional career, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada continues his march back to the top of the heavyweight division, headlining Friday night’s Big Six Entertainment-presented “Takeover” card, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. The 31-year-old Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs), fighting out of Providence, faces 1992 [...]
Former two time IBF Champion of the World, Steve “USS” Cunningham, announced earlier today that he is now a promotional free agent, as well as stated that he is considering a move to the Heavyweight division. Cunningham, whose second reign as Champion see him secure victories over Troy Ross and Enad Licina before controversially losing [...]
An injury has forced heavyweight Chris Arreola to withdraw from his scheduled June 23 fight against Mike Mollo which was slated to open the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast on SHOWTIME®. The premium network will move ahead with a doubleheader featuring two 12-round fights. In the main event, former World Champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 [...]