Novice class semifinals THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN LOWELL
LOWELL, MA – The novice class semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 70th annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, will take place this Thursday night (Feb. 11) at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Three remaining Central New England (Greater Lowell) open class final matches are also on tap Thursday evening. See pairings below, as well as the remaining 2016 schedule.
Four nights of Championship Boxing Ticket Package – Tickets for the four remaining events are available to purchase for $40.00 ticket in the balcony. This special ticket offer includes the semifinals and finals of the Novice and Open class New England Tournament of Champions. To purchase call the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or order online at www.LowellMemorialAuditorium.com. Individual event tickets are also available to purchase for $17.00, $15.00 or $12.00. Student tickets are also available for only $7.00 (student ID required). (continue reading…)
Kraków, Poland – Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) returns to native Poland to face Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) in Kraków on Apr. 2 at the Kraków Arena for the IBF International Heavyweight Title. The fight will be telecast live in Poland on pay-per-view as part of Polsat’s Boxing Night series and presented by Polsat, Main Events and Don King Productions.
Zywiec, Poland native Adamek, 39, has fought his last two fights in his homeland. In his most recent fight he stopped Przemyslaw Saleta in the fifth round back in Sep. The former light heavyweight champion, former cruiserweight unified champion, and heavyweight contender, said of the fight “I am looking forward to fighting Molina and defeating him to show that I remain one of the elite fighters in the heavyweight division. My victory over Molina will be a step toward another chance at the heavyweight title.” (continue reading…)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan light flyweight world title contender Cristofer “El Latigo” (The Whip) Rosales is fighting out from the long shadows cast by his famous cousin, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, professional boxing’s new pound-for-pound king.
Rosales (17-2, 13 KOs) headlined a show, promoted by promoter Marcelo Sanchez’ Pinolero Boxing, last Saturday night in Managua. He recaptured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedecentro light flyweight title that he held in 2014 but never defended, defeating Ulises Martin (9-2-1) by way of a ninth-round technical; knockout for his seventh consecutive victory.
“This young man just loves to fight and he is a joy to work with,” Pinolero Boxing spokesperson Michael Schmidt commented. “He has been extremely active with 19 fights in less than three years as a professional boxer. With his stablemate, Bryon Rojas, fighting (WBA Super world minimumweight champion) Hekkie Bulder next month (Mar. 19), representing the fourth Pinolero Boxing fighter to challenge for a world title in the past year, it is fair to say that Rosales is highly motivated knowing he has a promoter able to put him in position to challenge for a world title shortly.” (continue reading…)
Undefeated prospect Toka Kahn-Clary Returns to ring this Saturday night vs. Gabino Cota in Studio City, California
CRANSTON, RI – Rising super featherweight star Toka “T-Nice” Kahn-Clary (17-0, 11 KOs) returns to action this Saturday night against Mexican opponent Gabino “Flash” Cota (18-5-1, 16 KOs) at Sportsman Lodge in Studio City, California.
A decorated American amateur boxer (131-11 record), his career highlighted by a gold-medal performance at the 2010 National Golden Gloves Tournament, Kahn-Clary is a native of Liberia who passed on a shot to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, turning pro three years ago.
Kahn-Clary’s impressive second-round stoppage of Sergio “Cuatito” Lopez (19-10-1, 13 KOs) last November was supposed to lead him graduating to a 10-round fighter. His promoter Top Rank’s show this Saturday, headlined by Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, doesn’t have a single 10-round fight, in favor of three 8-rounders including Kahn-Clary vs. Cota. (continue reading…)
PROVIDENCE – You’d expect some butterflies or perhaps just a hint of nervous energy from a 23-year-old fighter on the brink of his second championship less than two years into his professional career. Not this fighter.
The stage never seems too big for Khiary Gray. He’s at his best under the spotlight.
“I don’t know what it is with Khiary, but he’s very, very relaxed,” said Gray’s trainer, Kendrick Ball. “Sometimes he seems like he might be too relaxed.”
There’s no mistaking Gray’s calm demeanor for apathy once the bell rings. That initial burst is like a projectile shot out of a cannon. The unbeaten Worcester, Mass., junior middleweight wastes no time exchanging pleasantries or charting tendencies. (continue reading…)