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“Cancun Boxing” Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network Former world champions Cristian Mijares & Tomas Rojas battled in main event

by on Apr.20, 2017, under Press Releases

CANCUN, Mexico  – The second installment of the 2017 “Cancun Boxing” series, presented by Pepe Gomez Boxing in association with Neon Sports & Entertainment, will air tonight (Thursday night, April 20) in North America, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, on CBS Sports Network.

The event took place this past April 8th at Grand Oasis Cancun the Hotel Complex, Cancun`s ONLY Ultimate All-Inclusive Entertainment Resort, which hosts all series events.

Three-time world champion Cristian “Diamente” Mijares (55-8-2, 26 KOs) and former super flyweight titlist Tomas “Gusano” Rojas (48-14-1, 32 KOs) squared off in the 10-round main event in a showdown between a pair of veteran Mexican featherweights.

Undefeated Mexican bantamweight prospect Aaron “Ghost” Alameda (18-0, 10 KOs) stepped up in class to fight battle-tested Edgar “Power” Jimenez (22-12-2, 16 KOs), of Mexico, in the eight-round co-feature. (continue reading…)

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Limited tickets still available for New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sunday, April 30 Induction Dinner

by on Apr.20, 2017, under Press Releases

Dick Tiger, Jose Torres, Gaspar Ortega, Renaldo Snipes & Arthur Donovan head new class
NEW YORK – Limited tickets are still available to purchase for the sixth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 30, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Tickets are priced at $150.00 per adult and $70.00 for children (under 16), and include a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 PM/ET, as well as dinner (prime rib, fish or poultry) and open bar throughout the evening.  Tickets are available to purchase by calling NYSBHOF/Ring 8 president Bob Duffy at 516.313.2304.  Ads for the NYSBHOF program are available, ranging from $80.00 to $250.00, by contacting Duffy. Go on line at www.Ring8ny.com for additional information about the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.

Two of the 15-member NYSBHOF inductees are Bobby Bartels and Long Island matchmaker Ron Katz.

“It feels good to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame,” Bartels said.  “I was a fighter – 27 pro fights and I won 18 – judged a few fights and I was Ring 8 president for nine years.  When the call came, I was amazed, wondering what I had done to deserve this honor.  I feel good about this.  A lot of fighters are being inducted and I respect all fighters because this isn’t an easy sport.  I’m very, very happy to be selected.” (continue reading…)

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Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores WBA Super Bantamweight Championship Added to Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev Pay-Per-View Undercard

by on Apr.20, 2017, under Press Releases

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Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” Set for Saturday, June 17, 2017 At Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas Presented Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®

NEW YORK, NY (April 19, 2017) – Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) in a long-awaited mandatory 12-round WBA title defense that will tarnish one fighter’s perfect record. Rigondeaux vs. Flores has officially been added to the Pay-Per-View undercard of Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 17. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

“I would like to thank Roc Nation Sports, Caribe Promotions and HBO for the opportunity to fight on the biggest Pay-Per-View card of the year. It will be a night of great boxing that fans will not want to miss out on. It’s going to be a chance to show HBO what they want to see. Some say I’m not exciting but it’s not my fault that once my opponents feel my power, they start running and stop throwing punches. Regardless of that, I’m going to give them what they want. I will be standing in the middle of the ring toe-to-toe and putting on a show for the fans. This is where I’ll show the world what my fans got to see in my last fight in the UK against [James] Dickens,” said Rigondeaux. “I want to thank Moises Flores for having the courage to step in the ring with me and accepting the mandatory challenge unlike many great fighters in my division. Moises is an exciting Mexican fighter who will bring a fight. I will be ready to exhibit why I am one of the best pound-for-pound boxers and the world’s best at 122 pounds. I’m ready to give fans the best fight out there, and the best is to come the evening of June 17.” (continue reading…)

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Former world champions Cristian Mijares & Tomas Rojas battle in main event of “Cancun Boxing” Tomorrow night at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network

by on Apr.19, 2017, under Press Releases

 

CANCUN, Mexico – The second installment of the 2017 “Cancun Boxing” series, presented by Pepe Gomez Boxing in association with Neon Sports & Entertainment, will air tomorrow night (Thursday night, April 20) in North America, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, on CBS Sports Network.

The event took place this past April 8th at Grand Oasis Cancun the Hotel Complex, Cancun`s ONLY Ultimate All-Inclusive Entertainment Resort, which hosts all series events.

Three-time world champion Cristian “Diamente” Mijares (55-8-2, 26 KOs) and former super flyweight titlist Tomas “Gusano” Rojas (48-14-1, 32 KOs) squared off in the 10-round main event in a showdown between a pair of veteran Mexican featherweights. (continue reading…)

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Robin Krasniqi vs. Arthur Abraham PPV press conference quotes & picture

by on Apr.19, 2017, under Press Releases

(l-R) - Robin Krasniqi & Arthur Abraham (picture by P. Gercke / Team SES)

(l-R) – Robin Krasniqi & Arthur Abraham (picture by P. Gercke / Team SES)

TENAFLY, NJ – SES Promotions held the final press conference for this Saturday’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight title eliminator between two-time world title challenger Robin Krasniqi and three-time, two-division world champion “King” Artur Abraham.

“Krasniqi vs. Abraham”, promoted by SES Promotions, is a presentation of Integrated Sports Media and FITE, airing live in North America from Congress Center in Ekfurt, Germany.

Integrated Sports Media will distribute “Krasniqi vs. Abraham” live in North America, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH in the United States, as well as Rogers, Shaw and Sask Tel in Canada, also on the FITE app and website (www.Fite.tv), for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (continue reading…)

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