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Make your picks @ throwdownfantasy.com, upcoming fights feature Mayweather-Berto

by on Sep.04, 2015, under Press Releases

 

NEW YORK – Boxing’s newest way to back up fight predictions, as well as to earn bragging fights and cash winnings, is to register and play Throwdown Fantasy Boxing online at www.ThrowdownFantasy.com.

The upcoming game, highlighted by the Mayweather vs. Berto pay-per-view card, features five world title fights among the 11 matches (see below) for Sept. 11-12, showcasing nine reigning or past world champions in tremendous televised match-ups from three different North American sites.

“We are very excited to have another quality group of fights for our upcoming games,” Throwdown Fantasy Boxing founder Nic Canobbio said. “It’s always exciting when Floyd Mayweather fights and now fight fans have a way of making some real ‘Money’ by putting their boxing knowledge to the test.”

There are three easy ways to play: 1.  Using the $25,000 salary cap, five fighters from the game group are selected; 2. Scoring may be tracked in real time, earning points for wins, knockouts and CompuBox statistics, 3. Scoring the most points wins. Most games last a week and each has multiple winners.   (continue reading…)

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Strong turnout for Ring 8 Family Picnic

by on Sep.03, 2015, under Press Releases

Photo courtesy of Stanley Janousek

Photo courtesy of Stanley Janousek

NEW YORK (September 3, 2015) – Nearly 150 people turned out for last Sunday’s 5th annual Ring 8 Family Picnic at Brady Park in Massapequa Reserve, Nassau on Long Island, New York.

Hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, macaroni and potato salads were consumed along with a wide variety of beverages and desserts.  The most popular children activities included a face painter and magician.

 

 

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Officer Smith relives boxing dream

by on Sep.03, 2015, under Press Releases

Smith (R) returns to the ring 9/18 - CES Photo by Kelly MacDonald

Smith (R) returns to the ring 9/18 – CES Photo by Kelly MacDonald

Full-time poi ice officer Smith ends long layoff to resume boxing Sept. 18th at Twin River

PROVIDENCE, RI – Jon Smith always knew he wanted to be a police officer, but even after a full year on the force, a job that required more than a year of training and sacrifice, the sweet science is the one suspect he can’t apprehend.

More than three years since his professional debut, the 26-year-old Smith, a full-time officer with the Providence Police Department and a Cranston, R.I., native, returns to the boxing ring Friday, Sept. 18th, 2015 at Twin River Casino on the undercard of CES Boxing’s “Mayhem,” where he’ll face Gloucester, Mass., vet Pedro Gonzalez (2-2, 1 KO) in a four-round junior middleweight bout.   (continue reading…)

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Fight Network weekly Boxing programming (Sept 1-Sept. 6)

by on Sep.01, 2015, under Press Releases

 

(U.S. only schedule.  For full Canadian schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com from your region.)

Fight Network is a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including live fights and up-to-the-minute news and analysis for boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.   Below find highlights of this week’s programming:

 

Tuesday, Sept. 1

12:00 p.m. ET — Vacant WBC Silver Female Title: Jeffrey vs. Garbatt – Featuring Ronica Jeffrey vs. Lindsay Garbatt for the vacant WBC Silver female super featherweight title from Aug. 31, 2012 in Dover, Delaware.

6:00 p.m. ET – KOTV Boxing Classics – Reliving memorable boxing fights from the past two decades.

8:30 p.m. ET – Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game. (continue reading…)

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September Boxing Dates

by on Aug.31, 2015, under Boxing News

By Richey S. Jones

Rocky Marciano was born in September 1943 (photo courtesy of www.iconicauction.com)

Rocky Marciano was born in September 1923 (photo courtesy of www.iconicauction.com)

September 1:

 

1866: James J. Corbett born.

 

1899: Harry Harris D 6 Jimmy Barry, Chicago.

 

Joe Gans KO 10 Eugene Bezenah, Brooklyn, NY.

 

1900: James (Rube) Ferns W 15 Matty Matthews, Detroit. Retains World Welterweight Title.

 

1908: Sam Langford ND 6 Joe Jeanette, NYC. Newspaper decision was a draw according to the New York Times. Jeanette was knocked down in the 1st and 2nd round, but it was felt that his rally afterward against Langford had earned him a draw (continue reading…)

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