Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana, USA
Commission: Indiana Athletic Commission
Promoter: Bobby Hitz (Hitz Entertainment)
Matchmaker: Bobby Hitz / Salomon Becerra
10 Round Super Middleweight Mike Jimenez Vs Kevin Engel
Vincent-Ruiz set for title bout April 3rd at Twin River; McCoy, Felix added to undercard
LINCOLN, RI – “The Revival” is just 10 days away and the official countdown has begun in anticipation of what could be the biggest fight of the year in women’s boxing.
Undefeated Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world super bantamweight champion Shelly Vincent (13-0, 1 KO) of Providence, R.I., puts her title — and her perfect record — on the line Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at Twin River Casino against three-time world-title challenger Christina Ruiz (7-7-3, 4 KOs) of San Antonio in the 10-round main event. As an added bonus, the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) 122-pound world title will also be on the line.
Sadam Ali Faces Francisco Santana as the Co-Main event on the Wladmir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings Card on April 25 from Madison Square Garden!
TELEVISED Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®
NEW YORK CITY, March 25, 2015 — The undefeated Sadam “World Kid” Ali and fast -punching Francisco “Chia” Santana will face off at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden on Sat. April 25 as the co-feature to “The Champion Returns”, the World Heavyweight Championship between undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and top-rated challenger Bryant Jennings. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions, the 10-round welterweight showdown between two of the sport’s rising stars will give fans an exciting night of boxing as they open up the telecast before the highly anticipated heavyweight main event. (continue reading…)
Sheffield, United Kingdom – When Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18KO’s) steps into the ring this Saturday against defending IBF welterweight champion and hometown hero Kell Brook (33-0, 22KO’s), Dan will be entering into hostile confines. The 10-thousand-seat Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, will be sold out. Other than a small Dan entourage of roughly 10 of his closest friends and family members, all in attendance will be screaming for the local star Brook. While this might make your ordinary boxer uncomfortable to say the least, Dan is not just your ordinary fighter.
“You can call me the Road Warrior I guess,” said Dan. “This is nothing new to me. It doesn’t bother me one way or the other. If you think about it, all the pressure is now on Brook to perform. I am fully aware that he has the home advantage with the fans behind him, but I plan to make them my fans with my performance. Inside the ring, it is just us and the referee. When they cheer for him, it pushes me to do better. I had a nine-week training camp for this fight, by far my best one ever. I am well prepared. On March 28th, I will be 100% ready for this challenge.” (continue reading…)
Sunday, April 26 at Russo’s On The Bay, Howard Beach, NY
NEW YORK – Tickets are selling fast for the fourth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 26, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
NYSBHOF Class of 2015
WBC junior welterweight champion & Vietnam Veteran Saoul Mamby Bronx/Brooklyn
WBA junior middleweight title challenger Joey Giambra Buffalo
1961 National Golden Gloves champion Johnny Persol Brooklyn
Two-time world welterweight title challenger Harold Weston New York City
WBO middleweight champion Lonnie Bradley Harlem (continue reading…)