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2-Time World Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson Returns to Foxwoods on Oct. 4th

by on Sep.22, 2014, under Press Releases

 

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Photo courtesy of SHOWTIME

Photo courtesy of SHOWTIME

k, NY (9/22/14) – On Saturday, October 4th, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing will stage a thrilling SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition with reigning undefeated IBF champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0-0-1NC, 12KO’s) defending his super featherweight title against former world title challenger and IBF #3-rated Fernando Saucedo (52-5-3, 8KO’s) in the main event.
 
Also appearing on the telecast will be two-time light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (32-3, 18 KO’s) making his long-awaited return to his home state for the first time in five years. The event will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 pm ET/PT from the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn.
 
“It means a lot to me to be back fighting in front of my hometown fans, to be back on the East coast and not in enemy territory,” said Dawson. “I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance in front of my fans, friends and family in attendance.”
 
He’ll be facing the always-game former world title challenger Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KO’s), from Adah, PA, in a 10-round light heavyweight contest. Since losing to Nathan Cleverly for the WBO title and Andrzej Fonfara for the IBO belt, both in 2012, Karpency has won two straight. In January of this year, Karpency avenged a previous defeat by unanimously outpointing Rayco Saunders, and then picked up the NABA light heavyweight strap with a victory over Dhafir Smith in July. (continue reading…)

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Dargan & Mchunu Walk Away With NABF Titles

by on Sep.22, 2014, under Press Releases

Thabiso Mchunu Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/ Main Events

Thabiso Mchunu
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/ Main Events

Final Results from Foxwoods
 
In the main event of the afternoonn cruiserweights Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) faced off for the NABF Cruiserweight Title. The ten-round cruiserweight match-up between Mchunu’s southpaw style and Wilson’s wild style made for an exciting fight. Thabiso landed some clean shots and Wilson countered to no avail. The fifth round was slow with Wilson chasing down Mchunu and Wilson finally landing some shots. The ninth round started off with a bang, both fighters were trading big punches. The crowd began chanting for Wilson and the action started to pick up in the final round with both fighters coming out swinging. In the tenth, the referee deducted a point from Mchunu for holding, but it did not matter as Mchunu retained his NABF Cruiserweight Title with a unanimous decision victory (96-93, 99-90 and 98-91). (continue reading…)

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‘Standing Room Only’ Tickets on Sale Now for ‘Mexican Style’ Middleweight Championship between Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio

by on Sep.20, 2014, under Boxing News

Golovkin-Rubio-Poster
 
LOS ANGELES, CA  – Due to extraordinary demand, Standing Room Only tickets priced at $27 for “Mexican Style” went on sale yesterday.  
Set for Saturday, October 18th, “Mexican Style” is headlined by the highly anticipated 12-round world middleweight title fight between Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and WBC Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO. (continue reading…)
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Former Heavyweight Combatants and Champs Holyfield & Bowe and Champs Shake Hands at Mayweather-Maidana Gathering

by on Sep.20, 2014, under Boxing News

 By John “Ice” Scully

 

Evander Holyfield, at right, with Riddick Bowe

Evander Holyfield, at right, with Riddick Bowe

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