LOS ANGELES, CA, June 2, 2015 — Boxing Superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will travel to New York City this weekend to watch Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale fight for the WBC middleweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday night, June 6.
Universally recognized as the best middleweight in the world, Golovkin is the mandatory challenger for the World Boxing Council’s Middleweight Title, which Cotto will be defending. (continue reading…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair
The Pacific Northwest’s top Super Middleweight hopeful continued his career resurgence last Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with an impressive win over a durable opponent. Headlining Brian Halquist Production’s Battle at the Boat 101, Mike Gavronski scored a ninth round TKO of over Los Angeles’ Tyrel Hendrix. The two had fought once before, battling to a draw in a closely contested affair that was televised on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. Gavronski left no doubt this time, punctuating the rivalry with a vicious barrage.
From the outset Gavronski (18-1-1 12KO’s 166.5 lbs.) set out to impose his range and quickly did so with stiff jabs and lateral movement, taking early control of the fight. Throughout the first two rounds he effectively worked off his jab and unloaded with precise combinations while avoiding his opponent’s retaliatory swings, racking up points while taking little in return. (continue reading…)
Jean Pascal vs. Yunieski Gonzalez Added as Co-Feature to Kovalev vs. Mohammedi on Saturday, July 25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on HBO
LAS VEGAS – Main Events, InterBox and Jean Pascal Promotions are proud to announce Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) will face Yunieski Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs) in the ten-round co-feature of the Kovalev-Mohammedi Unified Light Heavyweight World Championship fight on July 25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Pascal, the former WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion, looks to prove he is still a force to be reckoned with in the light heavyweight division by taking on a young undefeated prospect in Gonzalez. This will be his first fight outside his adopted home country of Canada since 2008 and his third fight in seven months. The 32-year old is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti and currently resides in Laval, Quebec, Canada. (continue reading…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
This Saturday’s Battle at the Boat 101 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington is being met with quite a level of anticipation from Pacific Northwest fight fans. Tickets are reportedly going fast and with good reason; Brian Halquist and his Halquist Productions team have lined up one of the most intriguing cards in recent memory with six well-matched fights featuring some of the best fighters in the region. This year has already been a successful one for Halquist with two exciting shows that drew increasingly larger crowd and early indications are that this one may top both.
In the main event, Tacoma’s own Michael Gavronski (17-1-1 11KO’s) will look to continue his climb back up the 168 lbs. ladder and claim a victory over former rival Tyrell Hendrix (11-6-2 4KO’s) of Los Angeles, California. The two fought to a draw back in April of 2011 in a closely contested four round bout televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Now, three years removed from their first encounter and both with much more experience at a higher level of competition, they will meet in a ten round super middleweight fight to settle any argument as to who is the better fighter. (continue reading…)
Krusher to Face Mohammedi in His First Mandatory Title Defense Saturday, July 25 From Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Televised Live on HBO
Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow, May 27 at 10:00 AM PT
Las Vegas, NV – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) the undefeated unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion will take on his first IBF mandatory contender Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable tax and service fees, go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27 at 10 AM PT and will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com. (continue reading…)