MONTREAL – A new wave of Canadian boxing prospects was showcased this past weekend in Quebec City by Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) on its popular Fight Night Series.
During the past few years, EOTTM has developed a strong stable of world-class fighters, promoting and/or managing the likes of World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), world title challengers Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (26-1, 18 KOs) and Antonin Decarie (30-2, 9 KOs), and leading contenders lightweight Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs) and middleweight David Lemieux (30-2, 30 KOs). (continue reading…)
Gingras-McCreedy main event, plus young stars, headline upcoming boxing event Sept. 12
PROVIDENCE, RI – It’s the best two-for-one deal in town.
On Friday, Sept. 12th, 2014, light heavyweights Rich Gingras and Joey McCreedy will each put their titles on the line in one dynamic main event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., leaving only one champion in the headliner of “Title For Title,” presented by CES Boxing.
Fresh off his knockout win over Jamie Velazquez in June for the then-vacant New England title, Lincoln’s Gingras (14-4-1, 9 KOs) will defend the belt against McCreedy (15-7-2, 6 KOs), the pride of Lowell, Mass., who will also put his Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Northeast title on the line. The fight is scheduled for eight rounds and will headline a stacked card also showcasing one of the most feared fighters in women’s boxing along with New England’s new blood, three young fighters recently added to the CES roster in their first show all under the same roof. (continue reading…)
Britain’s Kell Brook Dethrones Shawn Porter to Win Battle of Unbeatens and IBF Welterweight Title; Undefeated Anthony Dirrell Outpoints Sakio Bika for WBC 168-Pound Crown; Omar Figueroa Knocks Out Daniel Estrada to Retain WBC Lightweight Belt
Heavyweight KO Sensation Deontay Wilder, Lightweight Contender Jorge Linares Take Care of Business on SHOWTIME EXTREME®
Catch Replay Tomorrow/Sunday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHO EXTREME
Carson, CA, August 16, 2014 — Turns out, it was Showtime … for “The Special One,” Kell Brook.
In a minor upset, Britain’s Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), of Sheffield, England, won a battle of undefeated welterweights and the IBF world title with a majority 12-round decision over defending champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs), of Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday on SHOWTIME from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Brook, fighting in his first world championship match and making only his second start in the United States, won by the scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114. There were no knockdowns. (continue reading…)
LAS VEGAS – World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) was honored this past weekend by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NBHOF) at its annual awards dinner in Las Vegas.
Stiverne was presented a Special Achievement Award by the NSBHOF for becoming the first Haitian-born World Heavyweight Champion. (continue reading…)
New York, NY (8/13/14) – Earlier tonight before another sold-out crowd at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan, DiBella Entertainment presented a thrilling eight-bout card from top to bottom, featuring highlight-reel knockouts, upsets and all-out wars.
Headlining the card was the return of former featherweight world champion Elio Rojas, who was making his much anticipated ring return after nearly two and a half years away from the sport. After eight gritty rounds, Rojas shook off the ring rust and outpointed the game Robert Osiobe by scores of 80-71 twice, and 79-72. Rojas dominated the heated action throughout, setting up combinations with a stiff jab and banging the body when in close. The two often fought in close quarters, clinching and hitting each other in a dirty fight. A point was deducted from Osiobe, now 14-10-4 (6 KOs), in round five. With the win, Rojas begins his journey toward another world title while upping his record to 24-2 (14 KOs). (continue reading…)