LOS ANGELES – Undefeated United States Boxing Association (USBA) lightweight champion Ivan “The Terrible” Redkach (17-0, 13 KOs) has changed head trainers, adding former world champion and 2011 Trainer of the Year
Robert Garcia to his corner.
The 28-year-old Redkach, who won 260 of 300 amateur matches and represented his native Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as a team alternate, was always considered a better professional prospect than amateur because of his ferocious style and devastating power in both hands.
Rated in the top 10 by three of the four sanctioning bodies – IBF #6, WBC #8 and WBA #10 – Redkach and his manager, Larry Army (Elite Management), felt a world-class trainer was needed on Team Redkach as the Ukrainian fighter closes in on his first world title shot, hopefully, in 2015. (continue reading…)
Showdown Slated for the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA
LIVE ON HBO®
LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles, CA — Boxing’s fastest rising star, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will defend his World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) and International Boxing Organization (‘IBO’) Middleweight World Titles against World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO on Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo, the scheduled 12-round GOLOVKIN vs. RUBIO championship battle will headline “MEXICAN STYLE”, a world class evening of entertainment at the West Coast’s premier outdoor venue for boxing. (continue reading…)
An analysis of last Saturday’s IBF Welterweight Championship by former WBO and IBF World Heavyweight Champion Chris Byrd
MONTREAL – A new wave of Canadian boxing prospects was showcased this past weekend in Quebec City by Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) on its popular Fight Night Series.
During the past few years, EOTTM has developed a strong stable of world-class fighters, promoting and/or managing the likes of World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), world title challengers Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (26-1, 18 KOs) and Antonin Decarie (30-2, 9 KOs), and leading contenders lightweight Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs) and middleweight David Lemieux (30-2, 30 KOs). (continue reading…)
Gingras-McCreedy main event, plus young stars, headline upcoming boxing event Sept. 12
PROVIDENCE, RI – It’s the best two-for-one deal in town.
On Friday, Sept. 12th, 2014, light heavyweights Rich Gingras and Joey McCreedy will each put their titles on the line in one dynamic main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., leaving only one champion in the headliner of “Title For Title,” presented by CES Boxing.
Fresh off his knockout win over Jamie Velazquez in June for the then-vacant New England title, Lincoln’s Gingras (14-4-1, 9 KOs) will defend the belt against McCreedy (15-7-2, 6 KOs), the pride of Lowell, Mass., who will also put his Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Northeast title on the line. The fight is scheduled for eight rounds and will headline a stacked card also showcasing one of the most feared fighters in women’s boxing along with New England’s new blood, three young fighters recently added to the CES roster in their first show all under the same roof. (continue reading…)