World Middleweight Championship
Saturday, April 23 at the Forum
Televised Live on HBO
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, February 16
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 10, 2016 — Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will make his highly anticipated return to the Fabulous Forum on Saturday, April 23 to defend his world titles against undefeated, mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade. The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with TGB Promotions, advance tickets for “UNDEFEATED”, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, will go on-sale Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. PT through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office. A world class undercard will be announced shortly. (continue reading…)
By John Scully
Every boxer and trainer who has been in the game long enough can tell you about some guy that the overwhelming majority of boxing fans have never heard of before who has a story to tell. Every superstar boxer in the game knows of some guy from years gone by for whom they great respect. A guy he may have lost to during his formative years. A guy who impressed him with his skills, his talent, his power. Every boxing star wasn’t always the star. Along the way he lost fights to guys who were sharper, faster, stronger and, in some cases, just better.
Not everyone with superior skills and talent sees his way to the top of our game. Like the immensely talented but widely unknown to the masses Earl “The GOAT’ Manigault in basketball, boxing has plenty of guys who once upon a time had a memorable day in the sun that has been long been forgotten about by most. (continue reading…)
Novice class semifinals THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN LOWELL
LOWELL, MA – The novice class semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, will take place this Thursday night (Feb. 11) at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Three remaining Central New England (Greater Lowell) open class final matches are also on tap Thursday evening. See pairings below, as well as the remaining 2016 schedule.
Four nights of Championship Boxing Ticket Package – Tickets for the four remaining events are available to purchase for $40.00 ticket in the balcony. This special ticket offer includes the semifinals and finals of the Novice and Open class New England Tournament of Champions. To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase for $17.00, $15.00 or $12.00. Student tickets are also available for only $7.00 (student ID required). (continue reading…)
Kraków, Poland – Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) returns to native Poland to face Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) in Kraków on Apr. 2 at the Kraków Arena for the IBF International Heavyweight Title. The fight will be telecast live in Poland on pay-per-view as part of Polsat’s Boxing Night series and presented by Polsat, Main Events and Don King Productions.
Zywiec, Poland native Adamek, 39, has fought his last two fights in his homeland. In his most recent fight he stopped Przemyslaw Saleta in the fifth round back in Sep. The former light heavyweight champion, former cruiserweight unified champion, and heavyweight contender, said of the fight “I am looking forward to fighting Molina and defeating him to show that I remain one of the elite fighters in the heavyweight division. My victory over Molina will be a step toward another chance at the heavyweight title.” (continue reading…)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan light flyweight world title contender Cristofer “El Latigo” (The Whip) Rosales is fighting out from the long shadows cast by his famous cousin, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, professional boxing’s new pound-for-pound king.
Rosales (17-2, 13 KOs) headlined a show, promoted by promoter Marcelo Sanchez’ Pinolero Boxing, last Saturday night in Managua. He recaptured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedecentro light flyweight title that he held in 2014 but never defended, defeating Ulises Martin (9-2-1) by way of a ninth-round technical; knockout for his seventh consecutive victory.
“This young man just loves to fight and he is a joy to work with,” Pinolero Boxing spokesperson Michael Schmidt commented. “He has been extremely active with 19 fights in less than three years as a professional boxer. With his stablemate, Bryon Rojas, fighting (WBA Super world minimumweight champion) Hekkie Bulder next month (Mar. 19), representing the fourth Pinolero Boxing fighter to challenge for a world title in the past year, it is fair to say that Rosales is highly motivated knowing he has a promoter able to put him in position to challenge for a world title shortly.” (continue reading…)