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Junior Lightweight Champion Jose Pedraza & Super Bantamweight World Champion Amanda Serrano Represent Puerto Rico Saturday, January 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn &

by on Dec.08, 2016, under Press Releases

Only Puerto Rican-Born World Champions
Enter the Ring in Separate World Title Defenses

Tickets on Sale Now!

BROOKLYN  – The only two Puerto Rican-born world champions in boxing are set to show their skills and heart for boxing fans in New York as Jose “Sniper” Pedraza and Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano defend their titles on Saturday, January 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on SHOWTIME.

“Puerto Rico has such a rich boxing history with many of the sport’s greatest champions hailing from the island,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Right now, there are only two Puerto Rican-born world champions, junior lightweight Jose Pedraza and junior featherweight Amanda Serrano, and I happen to promote them both. January 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn is a tremendous card all around, but it will also serve as a celebration of Puerto Rican pride and heritage to be able to watch the country’s only two world champions defend their titles on the same show.” (continue reading…)

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Limited Tickets still available for this Sunday’s 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony

by on Dec.07, 2016, under Press Releases

Joe Smith, at left, rocks Andrzej Fanfara.

Joe Smith, at left, rocks Andrzej Fanfara.

Barry McGuigan, Carl Frampton, Danny Jacobs, Joe Smith, Jr. &
 Shakur Stevenson among 2016 award winners
NEW YORK  – Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon’s (Dec. 11) 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.   (continue reading…)

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Richard Commey Extremely Disappointed with Split Decision Loss to Denis Shafikov in IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator

by on Dec.06, 2016, under Boxing News

 

 

Moscow, Russia (December 2, 2016) Top rated contender RICHARD COMMEY, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) of Accra, Ghana, is leaving Moscow and heading home after suffering a hotly contested battle and controversial split decision loss to Russia’s DENIS SHAFIKOV, (38-2-1, 20 KO’s) today in their 12-round IBF Lightweight World Title Eliminator. Scores were 116-112 for Commey and 116-112, 115-113 for Shafikov.

 

“It’s very disappointing, I clearly won the fight, look at how banged up he is,” said the 29-year-Commey. “Round after round it was the same thing, he bulled forward with his head and I slammed him with upper cuts and lead rights, it was like target practice.” (continue reading…)

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Junior Featherweight World Champion Amanda Serrano Meets Former Two-Division World Champion Yazmin Rivas

by on Dec.02, 2016, under Press Releases

Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® in First Women’s World Title Bout on National Television in Nearly A Decade
 
Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn
 
Plus! Undefeated Rising Middleweight Contenders
Ievgen Khytrov & Immanuwel Aleem Collide in Action
Beginning at 7 p.m. ET/ PT

BROOKLYN – Junior featherweight world champion and Brooklyn-native Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (30-1-1, 23 KOs) is set to battle former two-division world champion Yazmin Rivas (35-9-1, 10 KOs) in the first nationally televised women’s world title bout in nearly a decade on Saturday, January 14, live on SHOWTIME EXTREME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The last nationally televised female world title fight was Mary Jo Saunders vs. Valerie Mahfood on March 30, 2007 (ESPN2).

The SHOWTIME EXTREME telecast begins at 7 p.m. ET/PT and features Ievgen Khytrov (14-0, 12 KOs) battling Immanuwel Aleem (16-0-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round matchup of undefeated rising contenders for the WBC Middleweight Silver belt. (continue reading…)

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