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Bute vs. Alvarez PPV Official Weights

by on Feb.23, 2017, under Press Releases

(L-R) -- Lucian Bute & Eleider Alvarez (photo courtesy of Manny Montreal / The

(L-R) — Lucian Bute & Eleider Alvarez
(photo courtesy of Manny Montreal / The


WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Championship & Mandatory Title Eliminator (12 rounds)*
Eleider Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs), Champion, Montreal, Quebec, Canada via Colombia 174.6 lbs.
Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs), Challenger, Laval, Quebec, Canada via Romania 173.6 lbs.

Vacant WBU Heavyweight Championship (12 rounds)*
Eric Martel-Bahoeli (14-5-2, 8 KOs), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada 253.8 lbs.
Adam Braidwood (6-1, 5 KOs), Victoria, British Colombia, Canada 250.8 lbs.

Super Welterweights (8 rounds)*
Sebastien Bouchard (14-1, 5 KOs), Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada (8) 149.6 lbs.
Gustavo Garibay (13-7-2, 5 KOs), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 150 lbs.

IBF International & Vacant NABO Middleweight Championships (10 rounds)*
Francis Lafreniere (14-5-2, 8 KOs), Champion, Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec, Canada 157.8 lbs.
Uriel “Big Bang” Gonzalez (15-1-1, 11 KOs), Challenger, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 159.2 lbs.

Super Middleweights (8 rounds)
Dario Bredicean (11-0, 3 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 169.2 lbs.
Alejandro Torres (9-1-2, 4 KOs), Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 165.4 lbs.
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Vinnie Carita headlines April 1 & Matt Remillard returns to ring as “New England’s Future” series continues April 1 in Worcester

by on Feb.23, 2017, under Press Releases

WORCESTER, MA – Popular cruiserweight Vinnie “American Nightmare” Carita will headline the second installment of the “New England’s Future” series on Saturday night, April 1, at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“New England’s Future 2″ is presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), which is owned and operated by retired three-time, two-division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son, Anthonee (A.J.) Rivera.

Carita (15-1-1, 14 KOs), fighting out of Pembroke (MA), is riding a 12-fight win streak (11-0-1) into his April 1st eight-round main event against Brazilian knockout artist Gilberto Matheus “El Magico” Domingos (22-6, 20 KOs), the former South American light heavyweight champion.

In the eight-round co-feature, Manchester (CT) lightweight Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (23-1, 13 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time in six years.  The former NABF and NABA featherweight champion faces Augustine “Ruthless” Mauras (6-1-3, 3 KOs), of Lawrence (MA). (continue reading…)

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“BUTE VS. ALVAREZ”Press Conference Quotes

by on Feb.22, 2017, under Press Releases

(L-R) - Lucian Bute & Eleider Alvarez

(L-R) – Lucian Bute & Eleider Alvarez

Live on PPV in North America this Friday night from Videotron Centre of Quebec City

MONTREAL – The “BUTE VS ALVAREZ” press conference was held today in Quebec City for this Friday night’s championship fight between undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and former super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.

“BUTE VS. ALVAREZ”, promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gestev, is a presentation of Videotron and Mise-O-Jeu,

Integrated Sports Media will distribute “BUTE VS. ALVAREZ” live in the United States, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, DIRECTV, DISH and the FITE app for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
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Photos: ‘GGG’ Genady Golovkin Preps for Daniel Jacobs World Middleweight Title Defense!

by on Feb.22, 2017, under Boxing News


Saturday, March 18, 2017



Photos by Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia


NEW YORK CITY, February 21, 2017 —  Unified Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0, 33 KO’s) is deep in preparations in Big Bear Lake, California under the tutelage of longtime trainer ABEL SANCHEZ heading towards the highly anticipated showdown with WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger, Brooklyn’s DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s). The event will take place Saturday, March 18 from Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. (continue reading…)

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Joe Smith, Jr. & Dr. Robert Polofsky Ring 8′s February Guest Speakers This Thursday night in New York

by on Feb.21, 2017, under Press Releases

Joe Smith, Jr. - Photo courtesy of Star Boxing

Joe Smith, Jr. – Photo courtesy of Star Boxing

NEW YORK – World light heavyweight contender Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) and ringside physician Dr. Robert Polofsky are this Thursday night’s (Feb. 23) guest speakers at Ring 8′s monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m. ET, at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square, New York.
The 27-year-old Smith (23-1, 19 KOs) is a Union 66 laborer between fights.  The Long Island power-puncher from Mastic burst upon the International boxing scene last June, stopping former world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara (28-4) in the opening round for the World Boxing Council (WBC) International light heavyweight title.  Last December, Smith retired living legend Bernard Hopkins (55-8-2), knocking out (8th round) the seven-time, two-division world champion for the first time in his career. (continue reading…)

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