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Prepares For Sillakh This Saturday On HBO
QUEBEC CITY – When WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, 22-0-1, 20 KOs, takes on Ismayl Sillakh, 21-1, 17 KOs, Saturday in an HBO-televised, 12-round title fight, he very well may have his hands full with his very first title challenger. Sillakh is on a four-fight winning streak, three by KO, and poses a real threat to take the crown.
However, if the new champion can turn back Sillakh’s challenge, a number of exciting and lucrative fights lie before him. To keep his options open for these desirable opportunities, Kovalev must first get the win in Quebec City on Saturday night. If he can, “Krusher” will stay on track for some very good fights in his immediate future. Read the rest of this entry “
“The Pride Of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. will aim for his 40th career win Friday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The highly-anticipated showdown scheduled for Friday night between Peter Manfredo Jr. and Rich Gingras almost didn’t happen.
Following a decisive win over Walter Wright in March — the second fight of Manfredo’s most recent comeback — “The Pride Of Providence” quietly decided that was enough; it was finally time to hang up the gloves and be a full-time husband and father.
Then everything changed in July when Manfredo’s close friend, former Rhode Island boxer Gary Balletto, suffered a fall at his home that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Read the rest of this entry “
BOSTON (July 27, 2013) – Iraq War veteran Chris Traietti (14-3, 9 KOs) won his fourth straight fight, stopping an overmatched Dion Stanley (11-6, 7 KOs) in the main event on tonight’s “The Roxy Homecoming Celebration” card, at The Royale Nightclub in Boston.
“The Roxy Homecoming Celebration” was presented by Big Six Entertainment, in association with Danny Kelly Promotions and Cappiello Boxing.
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NEW YORK – Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs) has officially arrived on the International boxing scene, after destroying challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-2, 19 KOs) en route to victory by seventh-round technical knockout in his first title defense, April 27 on Showtime Championship Boxing from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Now, the 29-year-old Quillin is one of the hottest boxers in the world, ready to unify the 160-pound division, assuming he can overcome some potential boxing politics in order to make a deal against one of the other major world middleweight title holders. Read the rest of this entry “
Saturday Night at the Mohegan Sun, Televised on NBC Sports Network Fight night
Former WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 7 KOs, is ready for his return to the ring after a layoff of almost one year. He fights undefeated power puncher Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 18-0-1, 15 KOs, in an anticipated 10-rounder at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, January 19th. The fight is the feature bout in the season opener of NBC Sports Network’s popular FIGHT NIGHT boxing series. The telecast will begin at 9PM ET with the Elvin Ayala vs. Curtis Stevens co-feature.
The last time Campillo fought, February 18, 2012, he thought that he had once again become a world champion. However, after 12 rounds with IBF champ Tavoris Cloud, Campillo found himself on the short end of a controversial split decision. Cloud retained his title and sent Campillo back to the drawing board. However, the fans remained on Campillo’s side. Read the rest of this entry “