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Gray faces regional rival Vendetti for 154-pound title

by on May.23, 2017, under Press Releases

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Gray challenges red-hot Vendetti for 154-pound supremacy next month in main event showdown at Twin River

PROVIDENCE, RI – Four months since being forced to hand over two of his most coveted titles following a tough-luck loss at Twin River Casino, junior middleweight prospect Khiary Gray returns to the scene of the crime next month hoping to add new hardware to the mantle.

The resilient Gray (14-2, 11 KOs) headlines CES Boxing’s Friday, June 9th, 2017 summertime showcase at Twin River in a long-awaited main event showdown against reigning New England Junior Middleweight Champion Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (14-2-1, 10 KOs) of Stoneham, Mass., an eight-round bout promoted in association with Boston-based outfit Murphys Boxing.

Tickets are priced at $47.00, $102.00, $127.00 (VIP) and $152.00 (VIP) and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com, www.twinriver.com, www.murphysboxing.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Casino Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change. (continue reading…)

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Super Channel to air Mega-Fight KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE, JR.

by on May.22, 2017, under Press Releases

Kell Brook (R) (photo courtesy of Matchroom Boxing)

Kell Brook (R)
(photo courtesy of Matchroom Boxing)

May 27 from United Kingdom LIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (May 22, 2017) – Super Channel subscribers across Canada will be able to watch this Saturday’s mega-fight between International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion Kell “The Special One” Brook and undefeated No. 1 mandatory contender Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr., starting at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT, live from the outdoor Bramall Football Ground in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

“Brook vs. Spence, Jr.” is a presentation of Matchroom Boxing. Super Channel will air four exciting fights from this card, headlined by one of the most anticipated fights of the year between two world-class prize fighters, exclusively in Canada. (continue reading…)

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24/7 Ward-Kovalev II Premieres June 2 on HBO

by on May.19, 2017, under Press Releases

Photos Courtesy of HBO Sports

Photos Courtesy of HBO Sports

May 19, 2017 – In advance of the highly anticipated light heavyweight championship rematch between world-class prizefighters Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, HBO Sports will air “24/7 Ward/Kovalev 2,” an exhilarating 30-minute special examining the upcoming encounter.  The intriguing pay-per-view event featuring the two pound-for-pound aces takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The “24/7 Ward/Kovalev 2″ special will premiere Friday, June 2 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The special will look back at their first fight and will preview the hotly anticipated rematch between two accomplished and tenacious ring warriors who first met last November under the red-hot Las Vegas spotlight.  Ward, who has not lost a fight since his teen-age years, scored a razor-thin decision over Kovalev and collected all the title belts that the Russian knockout specialist had accumulated. The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this impactful showdown.  Each has set up training camp on the west coast; Ward in his hometown of Oakland, CA and Kovalev farther south in both Big Bear and Oxnard, CA. (continue reading…)

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Heather Hardy Victorious On Broadway Boxing’s Return To New York

by on May.19, 2017, under Press Releases

Hardy (R) defeats Kiss -  (Photo Credit: Ed Diller/ DiBella Entertainment)

Hardy (R) defeats Kiss -
(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/ DiBella Entertainment)

NEW YORK - On Thursday evening, DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series returned to New York for the first time in almost a year with a special edition, one-time-only event, held at Brooklyn’s historic Paramount Theater at Long Island University.

Brooklyn’s Heather “The Heat” Hardy headlined the card facing Hungarian Edina Kiss in an eight-round featherweight rematch. Before becoming a staple at Barclays Center (where she has fought seven of her last nine bouts), Hardy, now a two-division WBC International champion, was regularly featured on Broadway Boxing, making her pro debut on the series in August 2012.

Hardy’s first bout against Kiss, of Budapest, Hungary, took place on the undercard of the March 4 welterweight unification battle between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, with the Brooklynite earning a unanimous points win. In the rematch, Hardy, 125.6, applied pressure from the outset and never let up, intent on establishing herself as the more physically imposing fighter. Determined to wear Kiss down, Hardy primarily focused on landing her power shots. In round four, a left hook and straight right rattled Kiss, who tired over the latter half of the bout. At this stage, Kiss’ offense amounted to winging haymakers, which Hardy easily evaded and countered. Scorecards read 80-72 twice, and 79-73, all in favor of Hardy via unanimous decision. With the loss, Kiss’ ledger fell to 14-4 (8 KOs). (continue reading…)

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“The Common Man” Joe Smith Jr. Battles Sullivan Barrera Saturday, July 15 From The Fabulous Forum and on HBO Boxing After Dark

by on May.18, 2017, under Press Releases

Smith_BarreraNEW YORK -”The Common Man”, Joe Smith Jr., (23-1, 19 KO’s), boxing’s best story of 2016, will make his first start of the new year, defending his WBC International Light Heavyweight Title against world ranked Sullivan Barrera, (19-1, 14 KO’s) on Friday, July 15 from the iconic, Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles and live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark (9:50 p.m. ET/PT).

Smith vs. Barrera is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing® in association with Main Events.

The 27-year-old Smith of Long Island, New York said, “I’m thrilled to be back on HBO against another top light heavyweight, Sullivan Barrera, I’ve already started training and will be ‘more than ready’ on July 15. There’s a number of great fighters in our division and I’m looking forward to another victory on my way to a world title shot.” (continue reading…)

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