Star Boxing’s Australian Star Zac Dunn Goes for 21st Straight Win


Star Boxing’s unbeaten Australian sensation Zac Dunn (20-0, 16 KOs) will put his untarnished record and the WBC International Silver Super Middleweight title on the line in his hometown at The Melbourne Pavilion, taking on always-dangerous Les Sherrington (35-8, 19 KOs) this Saturday night, April 30.

 The “Dynamo” from Down Under won his United States debut last October under Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing banner, and now makes his second straight appearance back on Australian soil in quest of his 21st straight victory. On February 26, Dunn captured the vacant WBC International Silver super middleweight title with a first round knockout over heavy handed Brazilian Rogerio Damasco, also at the Melbourne Pavilion.

 Dunn previously held the IBO World Super Middleweight championship.

 Dunn’s United States and Star Boxing debut was a spectacular performance at Rockin’ Fights 21 on October 24 at the Paramount. DeGuardia’s headliner saw Dunn battle grizzled veteran Derrick Findley (22-17-1 14KO Gary, IN) in a “Fight of the Year” candidate over 10 rounds. Dunn won the thrilling split decision by two scores of 95-94, while the third judge had the same score in favor of Findley. From bell-to-bell, the raucous crowd was thrilled by the barn-burner, as the Australian and Findley went toe-to-toe, throwing bombs all night. 

 Ranked #10 by the WBC, the wonder from Down Under has reeled off 20 straight professional victories without defeat, including 16 by way of knockout.

 “This is a very important fight for Zac, said DeGuardia. There are many opportunities available in the Super Middleweight division with elite fighters. I am confident that Zac will once again put on a spectacular performance and be victorious against the dangerous Sherrington.”

 During a storied amateur career, Dunn scored 152 victories in 170 fights, showcasing his talents all over the world. The battle-tested Australian has fought in in Baku, Azerbaijan (bronze at the World Cadets Championship 2007), Guadalajara, Mexico (quarterfinalist in the World Youth Championship as Australian captain), Noginsk, Russia (Silver medallist at Junior Memorial), and Anapa, Russia (Bronze medallist twice at Nikolay Pavlyukov Memorial 2008 and 2009), and Guantanamo, Cuba (silver medallist at the international tournament Giraldo Cordova Cardin 2010).

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TOMMY ZBIKOWSKI RETURNS AT THE HORSESHOE HAMMOND ON MAY 14TH


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TOMMY ZBIKOWSKI RETURNS AT THE HORSESHOE HAMMOND ON MAY 14TH

CHICAGO — Tommy Zbikowski (5-0, 3KO) made a splash in front of a sold-out hometown crowd last Friday night, when he defeated Keith Jackson by unanimous decision in the four round, crowd pleasing main event at the Belvedere in Chicago. Zbikowski a former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago Firefighter, looks to keep the momentum going when he returns May 14th at the Horseshoe in Hammond, Indiana, in the next installment of Hitz Boxing’s long-running fight series, Fight Night at the Horseshoe. 
Zbikowski joins a stacked card, which features a 10-round WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title bout between Chicago’s own Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, and Aaron Pryor, Jr. in the evening’s main event.
Doors to The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond open at 6:00 on May 14th, and first bell is at 7:00. Tickets are priced $90, 40 and 30, and are available at http://www.HitzBoxing.com. Boxing fans must be 21 years and older to attend events at the Horseshoe Hammond. @hitzboxing @emilyboxing 

Photo credits: @tzib2822

THURMAN – YOU CANT KEEP IT, IF YOU DONT GIVE IT AWAY…


This is who @keithonetimethurman is…Always giving back took his time walking through the streets in NYC stopped to talk and help out a homeless man. #RealChampions @wbaboxingofficial @gilberticowba 

#ThurmanPorter KEITH THURMAN TO DEFEND WELTERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SHAWN PORTER ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25 AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN 

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION JESUS CUELLAR BATTLES FORMER THREE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION 

ABNER MARES IN CO-MAIN EVENT 

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS 

Presented By Premier Boxing Champions Live At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT 

BROOKLYN – An action-packed primetime doubleheader of world title fights, headlined by the explosive, eagerly-awaited clash between welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman and former champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter,will come to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 25. 

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS presented by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) broadcast will begin with a co-main event featherweight battle between current champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

@shosports @cbssports @barclayscenter @swancomm @swansonpr @bwats0n @mwatty1 @premierboxing 

Photo credits/ Chris Getty

WILLIE NELSON: MY WAR WITH ANDRADE JUNE 11


WILLIE NELSON: MY WAR WITH ANDRADE JUNE 11

Unlike a great many of today’s young superstars, middleweight contender Willie “The Great” Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KO’s) is a man with both feet firmly planted on the ground. He knows exactly were he is headed, but more importantly he knows we’re he came from. Unlike many of the talented, “blue-chip” athletes. On Saturday June 11th he will face the biggest test of his career when he collides against 
Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (22-0, 15 KO’s) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Verona, New York. 

Nelson: “Not much to say beside he is a solid Legit fighter may the best man win that night. And I am For sure looking forward to being the best man”

“IRISH BOMBER” BLASTS OUT PENA


Photo credits: Star Boxing 
Huntington, NY – Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 23rd installment of the popular “Rockin Fights” series before another sellout crowd this past Saturday at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.  

The main event saw Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (21-1 17KO Mastic, NY) continue his rampage through the Light Heavyweight division, scoring a 2nd round TKO over the very game Fabiano Pena (16-5-1 12KO Los Angeles, CA) in a scheduled 10 round contest. Smith came out with a purpose at the opening bell stalking Pena behind a hard left jab. Pena did his best to try and fend him off but Smith’s relentless pressure continually backed Pena into the ropes allowing Smith to score with hard combinations. The 2nd round saw Smith land hard lefts and rights to the head and body of Pena. Pena tried answering back with wild overhand punches but Smith remained composed and his defense was tight. The non-stop action continued and near the end of the round, Smith caught Pena flush on the chin with a tremendous left hook which rocked him. Smith seized the opportunity and unleashed a barrage of 20 some odd punches on his opponent forcing referee Eddie Claudio to step in and stop the fight at 2:25 of round 2. Smith has now reeled off 15 straight wins with 10 of them by way of knockout. 
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about Smith’s performance “Joe Smith looked sensational tonight against a very game, experienced opponent. I think Joe is ready to take on virtually anyone in the Light Heavyweight division and I have full confidence in Joe being in a huge Light Heavyweight fight in the very near future”.
When Joe isn’t knocking out opponents in the ring he knocks out concrete as a member of Local 66 Laborers Union.


The chief support of the card saw the “Battle for Backyard Bragging Rights” and the vacant NY State Jr. Welterweight title was up for grabs as Hicksville’s Anthony Karperis (12-2 4KO) defeated Huntington’s Alan Gotay (8-3 4KO) over 10 fast paced rounds. Each fighter brought a large contingent of fans, who were very vocal throughout this action packed contest. Karperis was the sharper of the two fighters as he boxed and effectively countered the ever charging Gotay. There were many exciting exchanges between the two local fighters but in the end Karperis came away with a decision, winning by scores of 98-92 on two cards and 100-90 on the third.


The always exciting, undefeated prospect Daniel Gonzalez (11-0-1 5KO Woodhaven, NY) stopped the very tough Carlos Aguilera (10-17 4KO Chiapas, Mexico) at the end of round 5 of a scheduled 8 round Jr. Welterweight battle. Gonzalez took a couple of rounds to figure out his taller, southpaw opponent but once he did he turned up the heat as the two fighters exchanged freely in toe to toe action. Gonzalez’s firepower proved too much for Aguilera as Gonzalez systematically broke him down and unloaded some heavy artillery on his overmatched foe. Referee Pat Sullivan called a halt to the action at the end of round 5.

 

Patrick Day (12-2-1 6KO Freeport, NY) made his Paramount debut an exciting one as he and Courtney Pennington (8-4-1 4KO Brooklyn, NY) engaged in a pier six brawl. When the dust settled it was Day who came away with a 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56 decision win in this 6 round Jr. Middleweight fight.


In a pairing of outstanding amateurs, Michael Stoute (2-0 Corham, NY) came away with a very close majority decision over debuting Jonel Lorenzo (0-1 Jersey City, NJ) by scores of 39-36 on two cards and 38-38 on the third card in a 4 round Super Bantamweight contest. Both fighters fought extremely well in this fast moving fight and both had their moments but Stoute’s accuracy was the difference maker.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about Saturday night’s festivities “What a sensational night of fights. Joe Smith showed why he will be a force to be reckoned with in the Light Heavyweight division, every undercard card was terrific, and the sellout crowd was fantastic and into each fight. It was another special night at The Paramount”.
The next scheduled card at The Paramount is set for June 17th with Cletus Seldin defending his WBC Jr. Silver International Jr. Welterweight title.

BERTO CAMP NOTES


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BERTO CAMP NOTES 

On his improvements since his first fight against Ortiz: “I’ve improved tremendously. Mentally and all the way around the board. There was so much that went into that fight and that camp the first time. I shouldn’t have fought that fight, but being who I am, I wanted to get in there. I was just a young fighter who didn’t take the fight seriously. I overlooked my opponent. Now I’m a much more mature fighter. I’ve pushed myself for this camp. “This fight has always been on my mind. Even when I tried to move on, other people continued to remind me about it. Everyone said I needed to get him back. That’s the fight everyone has wanted to see and that everyone deserves. I’m going to give everyone the fight they deserve. “I believe that coming back from my shoulder surgery that I’ve been more motivated and improving as a fighter. Everyone has seen the improvements. We’re definitely ready for anything he wants to bring. If he’s aggressive we’re ready and everyone knows I can stand there and punch” 


On this training camp with Virgil Hunter: “Everything is going great. It’s been a long, tough camp. I’m excited and ready to close it all in. We’ve done all the work. We’re in great shape. No stone was left unturned. It’s been a great eight or nine week camp.” On sharing training camp with Amir Khan and Andre Ward and the motivation it provides: “We all feed off of each other. All of us have pretty much been in camp together leading up to and through all of our fights. Even now Andre is there to watch us spar and work. It’s great motivation for all of us to be there. We’re all pushing each other to get better every day.”

Photo credits: @idriserba @premierboxing @swancomm 

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GGG & CHOCOLATITO HIGHLIGHTS 

GGG A HOT TICKET – 

GONZALEZ-ARROYO ENTERTAINED THE SPORTS WORLD
Unified WBA and IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) scored a two round demolition of previously unbeaten IBF mandatory challenger Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin starts of quick putting his punches together in combinations quickly dropped Wade with a right hand at the end of round one. Wade started off with a popping jab kept very little distance the young fighter decided to fight small against “GGG” and what a huge mistake that was as Golovkin he just can’t say both there names in the same breath it’s too impossible Wade hit the deck was down twice more in round two and the tune up fight was halted. Time was 2:37 seconds of round two. Interview after the fight with Max Kellerman.

Gennady Golovkin: (To the crowd) “Muchas gracias, my friends! …Canelo, give me my belt!”
WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) clearly boxing’s royalty hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. After a competitive round one, Arroyo establish showed he wasn’t here not to lay down but “Chocolatito” began to seize control. Arroyo didn’t back down at all fought in spurts but Gonzalez extremely busy puncher kept Arroyo vulnerable through his hard counterpunching, The sole of Arroyo’s right shoe fell off in round four but he had to continue with a faulty shoe. Gonzalez does what he does best rip away ferociously with his left hook and there wasn’t much Arroyo could do but continue to fight his heart out, Chocolatito’s relentless attack kept the game Arroyo under pressure the rest of the way. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 120-108.

Video credits: HBO Boxing 

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION DEONTAY WILDERMEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES FROM NORTHPORT, ALABAMA

  
“When we step in that ring, nothing is acceptable but a knockout. And I’m looking to knock him out.” – Deontay Wilder

 Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) Defends Against Mandatory Challenger

Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) One Month From Today

on May 21 in Moscow, Russia

 NORTHPORT, ALA. -Undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder hosted a media workout Tuesday at the Skyy Gym in Northport, Ala. as he prepares to become the first reigning American heavyweight champion to travel to Russia to defend his title.

 In exactly one month, on Saturday, May 21, Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will put his world title on the line against mandatory challenger and native Russian, Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs), in Moscow.

 Here’s what Wilder said at his Media Workout day on Tuesday:

 DEONTAY WILDER

 (On his expectations going to Russia…)

 “My expectation is, of course, to win. To come back with that victory for America. This is a big fight, not just for myself, for America. It’s like Russia vs. America. I’ve been getting nothing but positive feedback from fans all over. Even if they weren’t a fan of Deontay Wilder they are now for this very fight. Hopefully I can win them over to stay a fan of Deontay Wilder after this fight. I think it’s a great fight. I think it’s a great thing that we’re going over to Russia defending my title in somebody else’s backyard.

 “Like I said before, it’s easier for me to fight here in American but that’s not what it’s all about to me. When I have a title that says the heavyweight champion of the world, I want to travel all over the world to defend my title. I’m living my dream, I’m getting an opportunity to do that with this fight. I’m looking forward to Russia and I want to tell Russia,’Here I come.’ ”

 (What it means to be the first heavyweight champion to fight in Russia…)

 “It means a lot. It makes me even closer to my faith. God doesn’t make mistakes in lives. He doesn’t make a mistake in my life, your life or anybody else. Things happen for a reason and they happen at the right time in your life. Things may not come when you want it, but when they come it’s right on time. The things that have been accumulating throughout my career, it’s been amazing. How I’ve been able to make history, beat other records, and continue to make history. It’s amazing. I just want to know what else he has in store for my life. If it’s continuously history being made, what’s next? I’m excited.

 “I can’t wait to see how my life unfolds at the end of my career. What happens at the end of Deontay Wilder when it’s time for him to say I’ve done all I’ve done in this sport and I don’t want to do it anymore. I want to see how much ground I can cover for those that have come before me.”

 (How you predict the fight going…)

 “I predict the fight as being a punishment in the first round and then knocking him out. All heavyweights want to knock somebody out so we have to say we’re going to knock them out. This is the cream of the crop division. The heavyweights. The hard-hitters. The heavy hitters, as they say. When we step in that ring, nothing is acceptable but a knockout. And I’m looking to knock him out.”

 (On if he’s reached his peak…)

 “Not at all and that’s the scary part about it. I haven’t even reached my peak yet and I’m still learning on the way up. I want to always learn. Each and every fight brings experience to me. It brings something that I’ve taken away from that fight and that I’ve added to the next fight. Looking forward to being very crisp and very good in this fight and showing people a little bit more of what Deontay Wilder is capable of. Especially those who haven’t seen anything thus far yet, stay tuned to this fight. This is one you don’t want to miss.”

 (On unifying the titles in the future…)

 “Most definitely. I really feel when I say that I will be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, I don’t just say it to say it, but I also feel it inside me, deep inside me that I will be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and add my name to the few undisputed champions that have come before me. My name will be placed in history on that. Why wouldn’t it? All the things I’ve done up to now, that will be the icing on my cake to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. I won’t stop, no matter how many hours I have to put in. No matter how many fights that I have to take. No matter how many countries I have to visit to defend my title. I will be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”

 (On concerns about going to Russia…)

 “I don’t have any concerns. I don’t let my brain sit back and think about if I don’t knock him out or are they going to rob me, or anything like that. I just don’t want my mind to be on that when I’m in a fight. I want to have a clear mind. I want to go in there and do what Deontay is capable of doing. Like I said, all things are in God’s hands and if it’s in his will for me to win, it’s going to happen. If not then, I don’t stop there. My legacy is not going to stop there. But I’m very confident in what I’m about to do and what I’m going to do, and we all know that if we knock him out then we don’t have to worry about that. So of course that’s going to be my priority on my list – to knock him out.” 

 

The “Cherry Bomb” Edner Cherry Returns to Ring June 25 at Barclays Center 

  
@ednercherry Returns To The Ring June 25th at @barclayscenter 

@ednercherry from Tampa-St.Pete will enter the ring at the @barclayscenter on #ThurmanPorter undercard He will collide Against Lydell Rhodes.

Cherry: “It’s a blessing training is going well for me I’m very happy that I’m on the card people the whole world will see me again in action”

Photo credits: @trappfotos 

#ThurmanPorter KEITH THURMAN TO DEFEND WELTERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SHAWN PORTER ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25 AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN 

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION JESUS CUELLAR BATTLES FORMER THREE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION 

ABNER MARES IN CO-MAIN EVENT 

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS 

Presented By Premier Boxing Champions Live At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT 

BROOKLYN – An action-packed primetime doubleheader of world title fights, headlined by the explosive, eagerly-awaited clash between welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman and former champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter,will come to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 25. 

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS presented by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) broadcast will begin with a co-main event featherweight battle between current champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares.