MIAMI – A fractured thumb that forced the cancellation of his scheduled September 29th fight with veteran Johnathan Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) may prove to have had a silver lining for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs).
The determined and still dangerous southpaw, who turned 46 this past Friday, squares-off Dec. 11 against Banks in a 10-round heavyweight fight, on a Goossen Promotions card, airing live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. (continue reading…)
MONTREAL (Nov. 25, 2014) — Jean Bédard, the president of InterBox, announced that the NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others.
Early on in the re-negotiations, InterBox inquired about Bolonti’s interest in going up against Pascal, so Bolonti’s team has been ready from the beginning – only awaiting a positive response from InterBox. The Argentinian, who has been training hard for the last two months, is motivated and looking forward to taking on the considerable challenge. (continue reading…)
Fight Network, 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:
Monday, Nov. 24
4:00 p.m. ET – International Fight Night – Featuring Emanuele Della Rosa vs. Issac Real for the vacant European light middleweight title from May 17, 2014 in Lazio, Italy.
7:30 p.m. ET – Fight News Now Extra – The top combat sports news of the day, plus interviews, features and more. (continue reading…)
By Karl Hegman
The 2014 Gulf Gloves Junior Championships were held this past Saturday at Fighter Nation Gymnasium in Houston and produced some exciting and competitive fights. The event was sanctioned by USA Boxing Gulf LBC (Local Boxing Committee) and produced a total of eleven bouts in nine different weight divisions. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2014) — At last night’s monthly meeting, attended by 85 members, Ring 8 wanted to let Chris Algieri know that they are in his corner for Saturday’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in Macao, China.
“We wanted to show our support to Chris and decided to make this sign and send a picture of us to the media,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy explained. “Chris is one of our own, from New York, and Ring 8′s 2014 Fighter of the Year.”