Heavy-Handed Middleweight Contenders David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens to Square Off in Can’t-Miss Action Slugfest for the NABO Middleweight Title
Saturday, March 11 From Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York
Televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 16, 2017) – In a fight that fans have been calling for since the middle of last year, former IBF Middleweight Champion and current NABO Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) to battle for Lemieux’s NABO title on Saturday, March 11. Scheduled for 12 rounds, though few believe it will go that, Lemieux vs. Stevens will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK – Award-winning boxing journalist Steve Farhood will be Ring 8′s guest speaker tomorrow night (Tuesday night, Jan., 17) at its monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant (64-21 53rd Drive) in Maspeth, New York.
“Ring 8 is excited to have Steve Farhood as our featured speaker” said newly appointed Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch. “Steve is one of the most respected media members in the sport and well deserving of the recent announcement that he will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.”
Internationally respected throughout boxing as an analyst, historian and writer/editor, Farhood is also a New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) inductee. Ring 8 sponsors the NYSBHOF. (continue reading…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (16-0, 7 KOs) added another win to his unblemished record on Friday night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon, turning in a dominant eight round performance, beating Oklahoma’s Aaron Chavers by unanimous decision in the main event of White Delight Promotions’ “Rogue Valley Rumble” 6.
Wilson employed a work-man like approach from the start, moving well and working off his jab to set up his heavier arsenal. As the fight wore on, Wilson picked up his output and began to land more consistently with hard combinations, focusing a lot of his attention to his opponent’s body. Digging deep with thudding hooks to the mid-section, Wilson frequently found success with body work before working his way back to the head. Chavers was a game fighter, but Wilson showed superior skills throughout the fight, controlling the action and racking up points with the more effective offense. All three judges scored the fight 80-72, giving Wilson his sixteenth win and his sixth straight in front of his local fans. (continue reading…)
Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy Lara Scores Fourth-Round Knockout Victory over Former World Champion Yuri Foreman in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday Night from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Miami
Former World Champion Anthony Dirrell Dominates Hungary’s Norbert Nemesapati for TKO Victory After Six Rounds
& Former World Champion Juan Carlos Payano Stops Mexico’s Isao Gonzalo Carranza In Round Seven
Photo by Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions
MIAMI, January 14, 2017 – Super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) continued his reign as one of the top 154-pounders in the world and delivered a sensational knockout of former world champion Yuri Foreman (34-3, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday night from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami
In front of a huge Cuban audience, Lara needed just a single left uppercut to drop and stop Foreman at 1:47 of round four. Foreman was also down in round three from a questionable knockdown that could have been ruled a slip. (continue reading…)
LONDON, ENGLAND (January 12, 2017) World ranked lightweight contender RICHARD COMMEY, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) has parted ways with SAUERLAND PROMOTIONS, effectively immediately, it was announced today by his manager MICHAEL AMOO-BEDIAKO of STREETWISE MANAGEMENT.
Commey lost a very close and controversial split decision to Robert Easter last September in Reading, Pennsylvania. Last month he traveled to Moscow, Russia losing a split decision to Denis Shafikov in the victor’s homeland. (continue reading…)