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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 “
PHILADELPHIA – The four principal fighters of Saturday night’s nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing event at Temple University’s Pearson / McGonigle Hall all shared the stage at the final press conference Thursday at the Draught Horse Pub on Temple University’s campus. Heavyweights Bryant Jennings, 15-0, 7 KOs, and Bowie Tupou, 22-2, 16 KOs, and junior lightweights Eric Hunter, 16-2, 9 KOs and Jerry Belmontes, 17-0, 5 KOs met for the first time, and finally got the chance to size each other up. This is what they had to say. Read the rest of this entry “
Martinez to Face Interim WBA Middleweight Champ Murray
New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina – It was officially announced last week that WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s), who will be presented with his new belt this week at the WBC Convention in Cancun, will defend his title next against England’s undefeated interim WBA Middleweight Champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) in Martinez’ home country of Argentina. In a historic move, the event was announced by the President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner and will be held on April 27. The bout will be broadcast on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing”. Read the rest of this entry “
LONG ISLAND (May 21, 2012) – Judges weren’t involved an any of the final outcomes this past Thursday (May 17) night as all seven fights ended in stoppages on the “Bombs Away In Long Island” professional boxing card, presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions in association with Winner Take All Productions, at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York.
“Bombs Away In Las Vegas,” sponsored by Westbury Jeep and Westbury Fiat, was taped live and airs for free on May 24, exclusively on www.boxing.com. Ringside reporters are Randy Gordon and former middleweight contender John Duddy.
“Everybody enjoyed themselves,” promoter Bob Duffy said. “We sold-out and the show was over by 10:30, which was good because the show it was Thursday night and a lot of people had work the next day. Working for the first time with David Schuster (Winner Take All Productions) was interesting because he brings enthusiasm to a promotion. He is a breath of fresh air. Now, we start focusing on August 11 when we return to The Plattduetsche, but for an outdoor show. Mark Breland is going to conduct a clinic, followed by a shortened version of David’s play, ‘Kid Shamrock,’ and then live fights. We’re going to have music and other forms of entertainment, too.”
In the main event, Shirley (NY) cruiserweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (10-1, 10 KOs) dropped a few bombs early, decking James Henson twice en route to a win by first-round technical knockout (1:14).
Fighting for the first time in two years, former nationally ranked amateur boxer Michael “Lefty” Brooks (7-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Oceanside, kept his perfect record intact when a body shot at 2:59 of the second round stopped Ohio lightweight Calvin “The Gladiator” Pritchard in the co-feature.
Former National amateur champion Adam Willet (3-1-1, 1 KOs), of Bellport (NY), registered his first knockout as a professional against Brooklyn’s pro-debuting Justin Warren. New Hyde Park welterweight Rich “Kid Brazil” Neves improved his record to 4-0-1 (3 KOs) with a fourth-round victory by TKO over Jose Angel Ortiz (4-8-1, 1 KO).
Hicksville welterweight Anthony Karparis made his successful pro debut, taking out Cody Osbourne (0-2) by TKO in the opening round. Hard-hitting Bronx light middleweight Skender Halili (5-0, 5 KOs) made it five-for-five, all by knockout, as he took care of Brian Meadows (0-2-2) in the second round. Guyana featherweight Trevis Hall (2-1) spoiled the pro debut of Brooklyn’s Nieem Harris’ with a second-round technical knockout.
Joe Smith (10-1, 10 KOs), Shirley, NY WTKO1 James Henson (5-8, 2 KOs), Akron, OH Adam Willett (3-1-1, 1 KO), Bellport, NY WTKO1 Justin Warren (0-1), Brooklyn, NY
Skender Halili (5-0, 5 KOs), Bronx, NY WTKO2 Brian Meadows (0-3-2), Owensboro, KY
Anthony Karpis (1-0, 1 KO), Hicksville, NY WTKO1 Cody Osbourne (0-1), Muskegon, MI
Rich Neves (4-0-1, 3 KOs), New Hyde Park, NY WTKO4 Jose Angel Ortiz (4-8-1, 1 KO), Springfield, MA
Michael Brooks (7-0, 2 KOs), Oceanside, NY WKO2 Calvin Pritchard (0-6-2), Toledo, OH
Trevis Hall (2-1, 1 KO), Georgetown, Guyana WTKO2 Nieem Harris (0-1), Brooklyn, NY
Undefeated middleweight prospect makes ShoBox debut Friday night vs. Xavier Tolliver in El Paso
MIAMI (Nov. 9, 2011) – Unbeaten, 21-year-old middleweight Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira, according to his head trainer Orlando Cuellar, has the potential to be a Brazilian version of Oscar de la Hoya.
Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) makes his nationally televised debut Friday night (Nov. 11) against veteran Xavier “The X-Man” Tolliver (23-7, 15 KOs) in an eight-round on a World Championship edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11:05 PM/ET (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas.