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Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Welterweight World Title Unification by PBC

by on Jan.18, 2017, under Press Releases

Saturday, March 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn 

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BROOKLYN  – The highly anticipated unification showdown between unbeaten welterweight world champions Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The broadcast, which will air live from 9-11 p.m. ET/6-8 p.m. PT, is just the second primetime boxing presentation on the CBS Television Network in nearly 40 years.  The first, headlined by a thrilling fight between Thurman and Shawn Porter, was a 2016 Fight of the Year candidate and one of the most watched boxing events of the year.  The March 4 broadcast, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, is produced by SHOWTIME Sports® for CBS Television, both divisions of the CBS Corporation. (continue reading…)

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Heavy-Handed Middleweight Contenders David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens to Square Off in Can’t-Miss Action Slugfest for the NABO Middleweight Title

by on Jan.16, 2017, under Press Releases

Saturday, March 11 From Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York
Televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 16, 2017) – In a fight that fans have been calling for since the middle of last year, former IBF Middleweight Champion and current NABO Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) to battle for Lemieux’s NABO title on Saturday, March 11. Scheduled for 12 rounds, though few believe it will go that, Lemieux vs. Stevens will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (continue reading…)

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Steve Farhood: Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night

by on Jan.16, 2017, under Press Releases

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NEW YORK – Award-winning boxing journalist Steve Farhood will be Ring 8′s guest speaker tomorrow night (Tuesday night, Jan., 17) at its monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant (64-21 53rd Drive) in Maspeth, New York.

“Ring 8 is excited to have Steve Farhood as our featured speaker” said newly appointed Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch. “Steve is one of the most respected media members in the sport and well deserving of the recent announcement that he will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.”

Internationally respected throughout boxing as an analyst, historian and writer/editor, Farhood is also a New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) inductee.  Ring 8 sponsors the NYSBHOF. (continue reading…)

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Battle-tested Pennington intent on using ring savvy and experience to dethrone UBF champ Gray Feb. 4th

by on Jan.12, 2017, under Press Releases

Khiary Gray of Worcester, MA, defends his regional titles next month against New Yorker, Courtney Pennington (R). - Photo by Craig Eagleson

Khiary Gray of Worcester, MA, defends his regional titles next month against New Yorker, Courtney Pennington (R). – Photo by Craig Eagleson

PROVIDENCE, RI – Courtney Pennington doesn’t have a lengthy amateur background to fall back on, but at least one of his fights from his short amateur career might help guide him through his latest challenge next month at Twin River Casino. (continue reading…)

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Prospect Irvin Gonzalez continuing Worcester boxing tradition Jan 19th

by on Jan.12, 2017, under Press Releases

Irvin Gonzalez -         (Photo by Cristian Nunez)

Irvin Gonzalez – (Photo by Cristian Nunez)

Inaugural “New England’s Future” series event in Worcester
WORCESTER, Mass.  – Fast rising featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez (4-0, 4 KOs) will continue Worcester’s rich boxing tradition Thursday night, January 19, headlining the inaugural “New England’s Future” series event against Mexican invader Israel “Tigre” Rojas (9-14, 3 KOs), at the Worcester Palladium.

Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), is promoting the first professional boxing show in the Central Massachusetts city in more than five years. (continue reading…)

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