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Duran Caferro Set to Defend Montana State Title in Helena This Friday

by on Jul.27, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

One of Montana’s most promising professional hopefuls will look to continue his ten fight unbeaten streak this Friday, July 31st, at the Eagles Lodge in Helena, Montana. Local favorite Duran Caferro will defend the Montana State Welterweight title, taking on the challenge of St. Louis, Missouri’s Kelly Wright in the main event of H-Town Eagles Promotions’ eight bout Pro/Am show.

Caferro (12-1, 9 KOs), an amateur standout whose lone defeat came two fights into his pro career three years ago, has been on a roll since suffering his first setback, claiming ten straight wins, seven of those within the distance. In addition to holding the Welterweight title, Caferro added the Montana State Middleweight title last January with a unanimous decision win over long time regional stalwart Daniel Gonzalez. Caferro will attempt to make the second successful defense of the state’s 147 lbs. belt against journeyman Kelly Wright. (continue reading…)

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Tarver-Cunningham conference call transcript

by on Jul.27, 2015, under Press Releases

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Kelly Swanson    

Thanks everybody for calling in. We’re excited today to be on the phone talking about a really excellent show headlined by Antonio Tarver versus Steve Cunningham also featuring the bout between Marco Huck and Krzysztof Glowacki. We are going to start with Huck and Glowacki.

This bout is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing and Huck Sports Promotions. I’m going to turn this call over to Lou DiBella to make the official introductions for the call.

 

Lou DiBella         

Thank you Kelly. I’m thrilled to be promoting this terrific event at Prudential Center for another PBC on Spike show. The PBC on Spike shows have been terrific so far. It’s a pleasure to be working with the Prudential Center. Sean Saadeh the Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Programming and his entire staff of the Prudential Center have been a pleasure to work with so far. This is the first major event I’ve ever worked with them on and it’s been great so far. (continue reading…)

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Fight Network weekly Boxing programming (July 27-Aug. 2)

by on Jul.27, 2015, under Press Releases

(U.S. only schedule.  For full Canadian schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com from your region.)

Fight Network is 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, July 27 7:30 p.m. ET – Fight New Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game. 9:00 p.m. ET – Maurice Harris vs. Derric Rossy – Featuring Maurice Harris vs. Derric Rossy for the USBA heavyweight title from July 16, 2011 in Atlantic City, NJ. (continue reading…)

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Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev Easily Dispatches Nadjib Mohammedi

by on Jul.27, 2015, under Boxing News

Written by Christopher Morgan from ringside

Photos by Rafael Calvo

 

Kovalev, at right, stalks Muhammedi.

Kovalev, at right, stalks Muhammedi.

LAS VEGAS, NV, July, 25, 2015 — Sergey Kovalev did what was expected of him in outclassing and annihilating mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi in 3 mostly one sided rounds. The only argument among media and fans it seemed was how many rounds Nadjib would survive, with the majority response being “about 8 rounds”. Now it is your turn to find out how it all went down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Main event is beginning as the lights dim and the light heavyweight challenger begins his ring walk. Nadjib Mohammedi of Marseille, France ( 37-3, 23 Kos) is wearing a classy Vegas themed hat and walking confidently to the ring when the lights suddenly brighten to trigger the imminent arrival of light heavyweight champion “the Krusher” Sergey Kovalev of Kopeysk, Russia (27-0-1, 24 Kos). The ring entrance music drowns everything out. It’s interesting Russian rock, uncharacteristic of what one would normally hear in a boxing ring. Kovalev is looking very serious, knocking his gloves together during Buffers customary “Let’s get ready to ruuuumbllle!” (continue reading…)

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Shumenov defeats Flores: 7-25 PBC on NBCSN results & pictures from Las Veas

by on Jul.27, 2015, under Press Releases

Beibut Sumenov (R) fires at Flores -  (photo by Suzanne Theresa /PBC)

Beibut Sumenov (R) fires at Flores – (photo by Suzanne Theresa /PBC)

LAS VEGAS  – Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) defeated B.J. Flores (31-2-1, 20 KOs) by unanimous decision Saturday night to win a cruiserweight world title on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN from the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort.

Shumenov came out aggressive early before using his movement late to earn a world title in a second division and become the first fighter from Kazakhstan to achieve that feat. Flores was competitive throughout the fight, countering effectively when Shumenov showed aggression while landing more power punches.

In the 12th-round Flores wobbled Shumenov on the ropes in the closing seconds, but was unable to earn a knockdown. Shumenov used a strong jab and quick movements to make Flores miss consistently. All three judges scored the fight 116-112. (continue reading…)

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