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LAS VEGAS, NV, August 1, 2014 — Former World Lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,California, at left, and one-time interim world champion Diego Chaves of Buenos Aires weigh in ( Rios 147 lbs, Chaves 148 lbs) for their upcoming 10-round welterweight main event , Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark®.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.
Faces Grenada on August 8th ESPN Friday Night Fights
FALLON, NV – Next Friday night, top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13KO’s) will be entering the ring with a bit of a chip on his shoulder when he faces hard-hitting Mexican contender Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13KO’s) in the 10-round main event on that evening’s ESPN Friday Night Fights card, live from Fallon, NV. The WBC #5-rated Nelson will be looking to take out his frustrations and make a major statement to the 154lb. division when he returns to ESPN, the network where he scored his most impressive victory to date just a little over one year ago.
“I have had a great training camp for this fight. My elbow is 100% and I am ready to put on an impressive performance next Friday night and move another step closer to challenging for a world title,” said Nelson. Read the rest of this entry “
FALLON, NV – Next Friday night, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) heads to Fallon, NV, for that week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Headlining the card will be top-rated junior middleweight world-title contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13KO’s) squaring off against hard-hitting Mexican Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13KO’s).
The co-feature pits DBE/Jean Pascal Promotions’ newly signed Hungarian teenage phenom Norbert Nemesapati (14-0, 13KO’s) making his US debut when he takes on fellow knockout artist Jason Escalera (14-2-1, 12KO’s) in an intriguing eight-round super middleweight co-feature.
Nemesapati was originally scheduled to face fellow undefeated super middleweight Lennox Allen, but Allen suffered an injury to his ribs in training, forcing him to pull out of the contest. While the injury and subsequent change of opponent was unfortunate, the confident 18-year-old took the change-up in stride. Read the rest of this entry “
MONTREAL – His first loss as a professional pales in comparison to the obstacles lightweight contender Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs) has overcome outside the ring.
This past May 31 in front of 80,000 hostile fans supporting hometown favorite “Mighty” Kevin Mitchell (38-2, 28 KOs) at famed Wembley Stadium in London, Maduma led after 10 rounds on all three judges’ scorecards by identical scores, 96-94, winning six rounds as he entered the 11th round, in which he was stopped after getting dropped by a left hook. Read the rest of this entry “
ATLANTIC CITY – Before live audiences at Revel Casino Hotel witness the much-anticipated WBO Light Heavyweight World Championship match-up between the undefeated Russian Wrecking Ball Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and the undefeated Australian challenger Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs), they will be treated to a stacked undercard highlighted by the light heavyweight showdown between Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) and Cory “Black Ice” Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs).
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