Monthly Archives: May 2016

SERRANO-SANTANA FIREWORKS AT BARCLAYS CENTER JULY 30


@serranosisters vs @dahianasantana26 July 30th for @worldboxingorg at the @barclayscenter 

Featherweight sensation 

Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (28-1-1, 21 KO’s) set to battle Dahiana “La Cobra” Santana (35-8, 14 KO’s) in a Puerto Rican vs Dominican battle for the WBO World Female Featherweight Title on Saturday July 30th the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. #SantaCruzFrampton 

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GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS RETURNS TO THE RING IN SOUTH FLORIDA ON JUNE 3Baltimore’s undefeated rising star looks to extend his winning streak on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.


 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, June 3, 2016, undefeated lightweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 15-0, with 14 KOs) will return to the ring for the second time this year, and face Mario “Huracan” Macias Rorozco (Iztacalco, Distrito Federal, Mexico/pro record: 28-18-0, with 14 KOs). Davis-Rorozco is scheduled for eight rounds on Premier Boxing Champions, live on Spike TV, from Hard Rock Live at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In the main event, Rances Barthelemy will face Mickey Bey. In Davis’ last fight, April 1 in Washington, D.C., he defeated Mexico’s Guillermo Avila, live on Spike TV. In that fight, Davis dropped Avila in round 5 with a straight left hand. Avila beat the count, but in the next round, Davis landed a barrage of uppercuts, forcing referee Michelle Myers to stop the fight at 0:29 of round 6. Davis earned his 15th win, while Avila’s record dropped to 16-6, with 13 KOs. This will be Davis’ second professional fight held in the state of Florida. On October 30, 2015, Davis defeated Cristobal Cruz by TKO at The Venue at UCF in Orlando.


The 21-year-old Davis discussed his upcoming fight. He said, “I’m looking forward to showcasing my talent in South Florida, so make sure you get your tickets now. I’m excited to put on a show for the fans at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. I’ve had good sparring leading up to the fight, so I’ll be ready for anything my opponent tries to do. I never take it easy on any opponent, and he will see that on June 3. Floyd said I would be in the ring a lot this year, and that will help me get ready for a title shot soon. I appreciate everyone that has been supporting me. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Grant Worldwide, Joe Fields, Martez of Yekim, Cierge Luxury, and Ethika. Keep supporting me, and I’ll fight for you.”

Tickets to Gervonta Davis’ fight on June 3, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Kings Promotions, and Panther Promotions, are priced at $130, $80, $60, $35 (additional fees may apply), and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.myhrl.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or call (800) 745-3000. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida, 33314. On fight night, doors open at 5:30pm, with the first fight at 6:00pm.

Felix Verdejo Training Camp


@diamanteverdejo Training Camp in Puerto Rico getting ready for June 11th

Photo credits: Top Rank 
ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ @RockyMartinez7 and VASYL LOMACHENKO, @Lomachenko_Vasyl the boxing gem of Puerto Rico and undefeated No. 2 world-rated lightweight contenderFELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO @DiamanteVerdejo

Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend championship card on Saturday, June 11, at The Theater at @MadisonSquareGarden Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 3 KOs), of Ukraine, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the reigning @WorldBoxingOrg (WBO) featherweight world champion, will be moving up to challenge Roman “Rocky”Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), a three-time world champion from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, for his WBO junior lightweight world title. Felix Verdejo (21-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Puerto Rican Best Boxing Promotions and Diamante Promotions, both fights will be televised live on HBO®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. @hboboxing
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MONROE JR-JOHNSON JUNE 11


@willie_elmongoose_monroejr 

Former Boxcino champions and World Title Challengers Willie Monroe Jr. and John Thompson Clash in Middleweight Bout On Saturday, June 11 at The Turning Stone Casino Resort, Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME®

Plus Boxcino Heavyweight Champion Andrey Fedosov
 Battles Mario Heredia In SHO EXTREME Opener

SHOWTIME BOXING ON SHO EXTREME Airs Live at 7p.m. ET/PT; 
And Precedes SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Live on SHOWTIME® AT 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT 

@shosports @turningstone

ALL STAR BOXING RETURNS WITH SUMMER SERIES


@allstarboxing Returns 

@RubenDeJrsus407 @clovis_25 @allstarboxing 

Boxeo Telemundo & NBC Deportes, kicks off their Summer Series on June 24th from Tampa, Florida.

July 1 Mexico
July 8 Kissimmee

July 15 Mexico

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LUBIN RETURNS JUNE 18


@ericksonhammer Returns To Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Saturday, June 18

from UIC Pavilion in Chicago

Rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) who faces powerful Mexican Daniel Sandoval (37-3, 34 KOs) in a super welterweight contest. 
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Weights from Las Vegas 


Erislandy Lara 153.5 vs. Vanes Martirosyan 153.75 (WBA super welterweight title)


Jermall Charlo 153 vs. Austin Trout 154 (IBF jr middleweight title)


Jermell Charlo 153.25 vs. John Jackson 153.5 (WBC super welterweight title)


Beibut Shumenov 199 vs. Junior Wright 199.5 (WBA cruiserweight title)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas 

Promoter: Mayweather Promotions

Fight week kicked off Wednesday with media workouts at the UNLV Boxing Gym for the six fighters competing in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader of 154-pound world title fights this Saturday, May 21 from The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

 Working out Wednesday and headlining the event were WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy Lara and top contender Vanes Martirosyan. Televised coverage begins live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo taking on former champion Austin Trout plus undefeated challenger Jermell Charlo battling hard-hitting John Jackson for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title.

THURMAN-PORTER SHOULD WE EXPECT WAR? 


By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez 
Photo credits: Alex Menendez 

To many fight facts to consider personally there will be no revised scorecard in this one that will make the Porter or Thurman crowd happy, I’m personally not interested or entertaining the thought of buckling under media pressure.
There is nothing more clear as day then the fact that on June 25th, Thurman-Porter are not looking to put on a boxing exhibition they are clearly looking to climb into the ring at the famous Barclays Center and kick the crap out of each other. 
Shawn “Showtime” Porter one of the smartest fighters around will certainly have his hands full, it’s a prime fight for sure, Porter is elusive; he is good on his foot movement. Thurman on the the counter throws punches from unbelievable angles. Porter has to try different things with him, I don’t think applying “Bully tactics” in this one would benefit Porter at all, Thurman will try to hurt him if he does catching him in his game. 
Porter can punch and boxes well but what makes Thurman most dangerous is his speed and power, I see it as an exiting fight with a shocking ending to it. If Porter wants to win, he has to be smart because going right after Thurman can lead to a very bad ending.

Former Boxcino champions and World Title Challengers Willie Monroe Jr. and John Thompson Clash in Middleweight Bout On Saturday, June 11 at The Turning Stone Casino Resort, Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME®

Photo credits: Alex Melendez 

Plus Boxcino Heavyweight Champion Andrey Fedosov

 Battles Mario Heredia In SHO EXTREME Opener
SHOWTIME BOXING ON SHO EXTREME Airs Live at 7p.m. ET/PT; 

And Precedes SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Live on SHOWTIME® AT 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
PHILADELPA – It will be a battle of the Boxcino champions when former world title challengers, Willie Monroe Jr. and John Thompson, square off in a 10-round middleweight bout in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME on Saturday, June 11, live 7 p.m. ET/PT from The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.

 In the SHO EXTREME co-feature, Boxcino 2015 heavyweight champion Andrey Fedosov (28-3, 23 KOs) will face Mario Heredia (11-1, 9 KOs, 1-2 in WSB) in a 10-round heavyweight bout. 

 The SHO EXTREME bouts will precede a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader that will feature Ruslan Provodnikov taking on John Molina Jr. in what should be an action-packed junior welterweight bout for as long as it lasts.

 Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Banner Promotions, Inc., are priced at $85, $60, $45 and $35 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 877.833.SHOW, or online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).

 Monroe Jr., of nearby Rochester, N.Y., and Thompson, of Newark, N.J., have near identical records. Monroe is 19-2 with six knockouts, Thompson’s 17-2 with six knockouts.

 The 29 year-old Monroe won the 2014 Boxcino Middleweight Tournament with victories over Donatas Bondorovas (18-4-1), Vitaly Kopylenko (23-0) and Brandon Adams (14-0). He followed Boxcino up with an impressive 10-round unanimous decision over perennial contender Brian Vera last January.

 Monroe’s win streak set up an opportunity on May 16, 2015, to fight middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin. Monroe put up a solid effort and gave Golovkin his toughest test to date, but came up short in his title opportunity.

 “I am glad to be back, and I look forward to fighting in front of my loyal fans who will come from Rochester to see me fight,” Monroe said. 

 The 27 year-old Thompson won the 2015 Boxcino Junior Middleweight tournament with wins over Ricardo Pinell (10-1-1), Stanyslav Skorokhod (9-0) and Brandon Adams (17-1).

 Following the 2015 Boxcino tournament, Thompson traveled to Manchester, England to fight undefeated Liam Smith for the WBO Junior Middleweight title on Oct. 10, 2015. Thompson was impressive and was ahead on the scorecards before being stopped in the seventh round.

“I have been training hard, and I look forward to fighting another Boxcino champion like Willie Monroe,” Thompson said. “It should make for a great fight.”
 Since winning the Boxcino tournament, when he stopped Donovan Dennis in the eighth round on May 22, 2015, Fedosov has been out of the ring with lingering injuries. Now he is back training at the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles readying for his ring return. 

 “I am glad that I will finally be getting back in the ring,” Fedosov said. “I got some time to rest and now I feel better and stronger than ever. I just want to get in that ring on June 11. I am looking forward to putting on a great show as I look for a major fight.”

Heredia, of Merida, Mexico, will be looking for a signature victory to catapult his career and become a player in the suddenly open heavyweight division.
 “This is a big opportunity for me,” he said. “I was scheduled to be in the Boxcino tournament, but I had an injury, and I feel I would have won it. Now to be able to face and beat the champion will prove what I thought all along.”

DEONTAY WILDER STATEMENT ON HIS TITLE DEFENSE FIGHT AGAINST ALEXANDER POVETKIN 


 In the wake of the news on Friday that Alexander Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and his representatives have been made aware of the WBC’s decision on Sunday that the fight will not occur in Moscow on May 21.
 “I’m very disappointed that due to Povetkin’s failed drug test the fight is not going to happen on May 21 in Moscow,” said Deontay Wilder. “I had worked very hard to prepare myself for this important title defense, spending the last two weeks training in England to get accustomed to fighting in Europe. I wanted to give the fans a great show, but we understand the WBC’s position that the fight occur on an even playing field.”

 Povetkin, the WBC No. 1 heavyweight championship contender, tested positive for the substance in a urine test conducted by the Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) on April 27.

 “Based upon Povetkin’s positive test for meldonium, and with the health and safety of Deontay Wilder the paramount consideration, this fight could not take place next Saturday,” said DiBella. “As a result of Povetkin’s use of a banned substance and breach of contract, Deontay Wilder was deprived of an opportunity to defend his title as he was prepared to – on an even playing field. He and his team have suffered substantial damages as a result. Any talk of rescheduling by Mr. Ryabinskiy at this point is unfounded and premature. Team Wilder will await further communications from the WBC and will weigh all our options given what has transpired.”

 The 30-year-old Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) and his team were supposed to fly to Moscow on Sunday for a week of preparation and promotion leading up to the fight. Now, Wilder will return home to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and await further information from the WBC.

 “This is a huge disappointment and a setback to my goals in boxing. I want to be an active heavyweight champion and it is still my goal to collect all the belts and become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world,” Wilder said.

Photo credits: @BronzeBomber