Vincent-Ruiz set for title bout April 3rd at Twin River; McCoy, Felix added to undercard
LINCOLN, RI – “The Revival” is just 10 days away and the official countdown has begun in anticipation of what could be the biggest fight of the year in women’s boxing.
Undefeated Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world super bantamweight champion Shelly Vincent (13-0, 1 KO) of Providence, R.I., puts her title — and her perfect record — on the line Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at Twin River Casino against three-time world-title challenger Christina Ruiz (7-7-3, 4 KOs) of San Antonio in the 10-round main event. As an added bonus, the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) 122-pound world title will also be on the line.
Sheffield, United Kingdom – When Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18KO’s) steps into the ring this Saturday against defending IBF welterweight champion and hometown hero Kell Brook (33-0, 22KO’s), Dan will be entering into hostile confines. The 10-thousand-seat Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, will be sold out. Other than a small Dan entourage of roughly 10 of his closest friends and family members, all in attendance will be screaming for the local star Brook. While this might make your ordinary boxer uncomfortable to say the least, Dan is not just your ordinary fighter.
“You can call me the Road Warrior I guess,” said Dan. “This is nothing new to me. It doesn’t bother me one way or the other. If you think about it, all the pressure is now on Brook to perform. I am fully aware that he has the home advantage with the fans behind him, but I plan to make them my fans with my performance. Inside the ring, it is just us and the referee. When they cheer for him, it pushes me to do better. I had a nine-week training camp for this fight, by far my best one ever. I am well prepared. On March 28th, I will be 100% ready for this challenge.” (continue reading…)
Sunday, April 26 at Russo’s On The Bay, Howard Beach, NY
NEW YORK – Tickets are selling fast for the fourth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 26, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
NYSBHOF Class of 2015
WBC junior welterweight champion & Vietnam Veteran Saoul Mamby Bronx/Brooklyn
WBA junior middleweight title challenger Joey Giambra Buffalo
1961 National Golden Gloves champion Johnny Persol Brooklyn
Two-time world welterweight title challenger Harold Weston New York City
WBO middleweight champion Lonnie Bradley Harlem (continue reading…)
Jo Jo Dan Arrives in Sheffield For Eagerly Anticipated Challenge to IBF Welterweight Champ, Kell Brook
Sheffield, United Kingdom – Yesterday afternoon, IBF #1-rated challenger Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18KO’s) arrived in Sheffield with his team ahead of his eagerly anticipated IBF welterweight world championship challenge against hometown hero and defending champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22KO’s). Dan will meet the undefeated Brook this Saturday, March 28th, at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The bout will be televised live by SKY Sports in the United Kingdom, as well as stateside in the U.S. on Showtime®. Showtime will provide live coverage beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 pm. PT. The bout is promoted by Matchroom Boxing and DiBella Entertainment.
Pictured below is Team Dan (Left to right: cornermen Adrian Diaconu, long-time manager Chris Ganescu, Jo Jo Dan, long-time head trainer Pierre Bouchard and assistant coach Jean Francois Bergeron).
QUEBEC CITY (March 19, 2015) – After dominating the amateur ranks during two entire Olympic cycles, Russian prospect Artur Beterbiev is now ready for pro boxing’s elite, even though he has only fought seven times as a professional. The Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) jewel will continue his journey April 4 in Quebec City, airing live on CBS and TVA Sports, against former world champion Gabriel Campillo, of Spain.
“The journalists won’t be happy since I did not KO anybody today,” laughed Beterbiev after a public training session today in Quebec City, He demonstrated his skills with his sparring partners, Englishman Bob Ajisafe and Australian Blake Caparello.
“I really think it will be a short night for Campillo,” Caparello said after sparring Beterbiev. “This guy has some incredible brute force. He could even chase and hunt down a strong Sergey Kovalev in the ring,” (continue reading…)