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71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship; Central N.E. quarterfinals results from Lowell

by on Jan.27, 2017, under Press Releases

Yamarco Guzman of Methuen, MA, impressed in his first showing

Yamarco Guzman of Methuen, MA, impressed in his first showing

LOWELL, MA  - The red-hot action continued in last night’s quarterfinals round of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship of the Central New England (Greater Lowell) division as men’s and women’s open and novice matches were held in front of another great and exceedingly loud crowd at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Judges were very busy as all 10 exciting bouts, including a Junior Olympic match and two non-tournament bouts, went the complete distance.  Individual standouts included a pair of open division boxers, welterweight Michael Fontanez, of Nashua (N.H.), and Methuen (MA) middleweight Yarmarco Guzman.  A representative of Nashua, PAL, Fontanez is a slick, hard hitting southpaw who shutout, 5-0, a very tough Kenny Larson, of Salem (MA).  Guzman, boxing out of Canal Street Gym, looked like a veteran boxer on his way to a 5-0 shutout win over Lowell’s Julien Baptiste.

The open and novice semifinals will be held next Thursday night (Feb. 2) at Lowell Memorial Auditorium with men’s and women’s matches.  See the remaining 2017 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results. (continue reading…)

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Rising Super Welterweight Contenders Meet as Hard-Hitting Tony Harrison Battles Undefeated Jarrett Hurd in World Title Eliminator

by on Jan.25, 2017, under Press Releases

Top Heavyweight Dominic Breazeale Faces Undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh in Heavyweight Action
Live on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes at
8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
 
Saturday, February 25 From Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A pair of exciting matchups come to primetime network television on Saturday, February 25 as rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs) meet in a 12-round world title eliminator and Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs) takes on undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight showdown as part of an exciting night of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes action.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama and is headlined by undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defending his title in his home state for the fourth time, as he faces once-beaten challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk. (continue reading…)

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Marsella Jr. steps up to face 16-fight vet next Saturday

by on Jan.25, 2017, under Press Releases

Photo courtesy of Will Paul

Photo courtesy of Will Paul

PROVIDENCE, RI – One week from Saturday, Anthony Marsella Jr. takes the next step in his highly-publicized fight career, a step many before him have taken in order to climb to the top of their respective weight class.

Coming off back-to-back first-round knockouts in 2016, the Providence, R.I., junior welterweight returns to Twin River Casino on Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2017 to face 16-fight veteran Francisco Medel in just his fourth fight as a professional.

The four-round bout between Medel and Marsella Jr. is one of 10 scheduled for next weekend’s CES Boxing 2017 season opener and will be fought at a catch weight of 138 pounds. The 28-year-old Medel, a native of Uruapan, the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán, boasts a 10-6 record with six knockouts, at one point in his career winning nine consecutive fights between 2007 and 2013. (continue reading…)

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Carlos Cuadras vs. David Carmona added to Golovkin vs. Jacobs HBO Pay-Per-View

by on Jan.24, 2017, under Boxing News

CARLOS CUADRAS VS. DAVID CARMONA ADDED TO

GOLOVKIN VS. JACOBS HBO PAY-PER-VIEW® TELECAST

 MEXICAN WARRIORS READY FOR NEW YORK CITY BATTLE!!

 Saturday, March 18, 2017

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW

 TICKETS SELLING FAST!!!

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LOS ANGELES, CA (January 24, 2017) Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (35-1-1, 27 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico returns to battle against cross-town rival and Former World Title Challenger DAVID “SEVERO” CARMONA, (20-3-5, 8 KO’s), also of Mexico City, Mexico, on Saturday, March 18 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.

Cuadras vs. Carmona, scheduled for ten rounds, will be featured on the televised undercard of the World Middleweight Championship between Unified Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0-0, 33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight World Champion and Mandatory Challenger DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s). The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

“I wanted a rematch with Roman Gonzalez but right now my sole focus is on Carmona, we’ve known each other for many years and there is a true rivalry between us,” said Cuadras. “I’m looking forward to settling it in the ring at Madison Square Garden, the home of so many classic battles and in front of the great Mexican boxing fans in New York City and those watching on HBO Pay-Per-View.”

Said Carmona, “Carlos has accomplished a great deal in boxing, being a former world champion and undefeated for many years. However, my time is now and I look forward to being victorious on March 18.”

“We’re very excited to add this all-Mexican battle between Carlos Cuadras and David Carmona to an already outstanding boxing event,” said TOM LOEFFLER, Managing Director of K2 PROMOTIONS. “Cuadras is coming off one of the best fights of 2016 in his world title fight with “Chocolatito” last September on HBO and Carmona is looking to prove he’s worthy of another world title opportunity.”

“Carlos was one of the true breakout stars in boxing last year in his valiant performance against ‘Chocolatito’. We’ve gotten a tremendous response to our showcasing of the lighter weights at our events from boxing fans and the media and we’re very excited to have these two super flyweight battles on the televised undercard.”

“Adding this third bout to the March 18 event continues our commitment to boxing fans in the arena and those watching on HBO Pay-Per-View that we will provide maximum value at our events. Tickets for Madison Square Garden are selling fast and we look forward to another outstanding event on March 18.”

On September 10, 2016, then undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Cuadras and three-division world champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ waged war in a 2016 “Fight of the Year” candidate in front of a huge crowd at The Fabulous Forum and telecast on HBO.

After twelve epic rounds of world class action, the 28-year-old Cuadras lost a very close decision to Gonzalez in a battle that had the Mexican and Nicaraguan partisan crowds on their feet cheering throughout.

Carmona is returning to the ring following the toughest test of his seven-year professional career. On May 8, 2016, the 25-year-old Carmona traveled to Tokyo, Japan to challenge undefeated WBO Super Flyweight Champion NAOYA INOUE. Following twelve action packed rounds, Carmona came up short on the judges’ scorecards but validated his standing among the best in the division.

Presented by K2 Promotions, tickets priced at $1000, $600, $400, $300, $200 and $100, are now on sale and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA — #GGGJACOBS, #CHOCOLATITORUNGVISAI, #CUADRASCARMONA

 

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin

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Daniel Jacobs

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Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez

@ChocolatitoBox – Twitter

@ChocolatitoOfficial – Facebook

@Chocolatito87 – Instagram

 

Carlos Cuadras

@CuadrasOficial – Twitter

@CarlosCuadras – Facebook

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HBO

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Madison Square Garden

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Tom Loeffler (K2 Promotions)

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Esho Comes from Behind to Stop Abbruzzese In Three Exciting Rounds

by on Jan.24, 2017, under Boxing News

Esho Abruzzese

 

Warrior’s Boxing’s revived “Windy City Fight Night” continued its growth on Saturday night in Chicago, as the largest crowd yet watched a seven-bout card at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

In the thrilling main event, Chicago junior middleweight Achour Esho (13-0, 8 KOs) had to survive a nearly disastrous first round to stop crosstown rival Anthony Abbruzzese (4-6, 3 KOs) in three. (continue reading…)

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