Archive for December, 2016
By Juan C. Ayllon
CHICAGO, December 31, 2016 — It was his dream. For years, he trained, he applied to numerous departments, tested and tested again. And yesterday, it finally happened — Chicago’s former middleweight boxer, David “The Weezel” (sic) Estrada, was officially sworn in as a police officer at the Chicago Police Headquarters at 35th and Michigan Avenue.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. December 29, 2016 — World ranked cruiserweight KEVIN “THE KO KID” LERENA, (16-1-0, 8 KO’s) kicks off his 2017 campaign towards a world title in style on Saturday, February 4 with his triumphant return to South Africa’s premier boxing venue, Emperors Palace against VIKAPITA “BEAST MASTER” MERORO, (28-5-0, 14 KO’s) of Windhoek, Namibia.
Presented by Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves of South Africa, advance tickets for THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, may be purchased by calling 078-457-3030. (continue reading…)
WORCESTER, Mass. (December 29, 2016) — Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) held a press conference yesterday to formally announce its inaugural show, “New England’s Future,” Thursday night, January 19, at the Worcester Palladium. It will mark the first professional boxing event in Worcester, located in Central Mass., in five years.
Rivera Promotions Entertainment is owned and operated by one of Worcester’s all-time greatest boxers – 3-time, 2-division world champion Jose Antonio “El Gallo” Rivera – along with his son, Anthonee “AJ” Rivera, whose collective goal is to bring boxing back to Worcester on a consistent basis, providing boxers a platform and fans a full entertainment experience. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK CITY — Tickets are moving very fast for the World Middleweight Championship on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Madison Square Garden between Unified Middleweight World Champion (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO), GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0, 33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger, Brooklyn’s DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s).
“We’re very happy with the results from a very strong pre-sale and the first days of sales particularly given that it was over the Christmas holiday weekend,” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “We’re ahead of our pace from the last time Gennady sold-out Madison Square Garden in October 2015 especially with the strong added interest we’ve seen with Danny Jacobs being from Brooklyn. We look forward to another memorable evening inside the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ where the two best middleweights will fight each other in front of a capacity crowd.” (continue reading…)
LOS ANGELES, CA — K2 Promotions, guided by Managing Director Tom Loeffler, continued their 12-year legacy of promoting boxing’s biggest international events in 2016 featuring a number of the sports’ most popular and exciting fighters.
Below are the K2 Promotions nominees for the 2016 Year-End Boxing Awards. (continue reading…)