SAN ANTONIO, TX — Broner vs. Maidana, a 12-round fight for Broner’s WBA Welterweight World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Casamigos Tequila and Grudge Match. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, Keith Thurman will defend his interim WBA Welterweight World Championship against Jesus Soto Karass. Leo Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World title on the line against Cesar Seda in a 12-round bout and Beibut Shumenov faces Tamas Kovacs in a 12-round clash for Shumenov’s WBA Super & IBA Light Heavyweight World titles. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Ilunga Makabu vs. Pawel Kolodziej World Title Cruiserweight Clash Added to Monte Carlo Night of Champions on Feb. 1
Top-rated Nkosinathi Joyi to also featured
New York, NY / Monaco / Johannesburg, December 9, 2013 — A sensational world title clash has been added to “Monte Carlo Night of Champions” on Saturday, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 as South African-based knockout artist Ilunga “Junior” Makabu and undefeated Polish contender Pawel “Hamas” Kolodziej will battle for the World Boxing Association (W.B.A.) Interim Cruiserweight World Title, it was announced today by Rodney Berman, President of African promotional giant, Golden Gloves of South Africa.
“We’re thrilled to add this outstanding world title bout to “Monte Carlo Night of Champions” said Berman. “Makabu had two sensational performances in Monte Carlo this year and he and Kolodziej are both excellent fighters. Adding their world title clash truly enhances what will be an extraordinary card.” (continue reading…)
Classic Fights, “ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana,” “I AM A FIGHTER” Features, Live Streams
& More Leading Into Boxing’s Final Blockbuster Event of 2013
SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 9, 2013 — Less than a week away, Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana fight for Broner’s World Boxing Association Welterweight title. In anticipation of this clash, SHOWTIME Sports has scheduled an extensive lineup of programming across cable and premium television and digital portals in the buildup to the final blockbuster boxing event of 2013 when Adrien “The Problem” Broner faces Marcos “El Chino” Maidana on Saturday, Dec. 14, live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
The diverse schedule of digital content and live programming leading up to the event will be available on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, CBS Sports Network, Sports.SHO.com, the SHOWTIME Sports® YouTube channel, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and on mobile devices via SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK – The 27th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at the famed Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
2013 Ring 8 Award Winners
Fighter of the Year: Danny Garcia
Uncrowned Champion: Gasper Ortega
Official of the Year: Deputy Commissioner Robert Orlando
Amateur Official of the Year: Dan Gant
Member of the Year: Carmine Rastelli
Professional Judge of the Year: John McKaie
Prospect of the Year: Seanie Monahan
Professional Trainer of the Year: Bob Jackson
Amateur Trainer of the Year: Joe Higgins
Emile Griffith Good Guy Award: Sal Corrente
Long & Meritorious Service: Dr. William “Bill” Lathan
Special Presentation: Bobby Bartels & Lenny Mangiapane
(honoring the 50th anniversary of their classic main event fight at Madison Square Garden) (continue reading…)
NEW YORK - Light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) continues on his personal path of retribution this Saturday night as he takes on Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) at Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Thompson vs. Coyne is the 10-round co-feature on a Main Events-presented event, “Road To Redemption,” airing live on NBCSN and headlined by a heavyweight clash between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Kelvin “Price Is Right” Price. (continue reading…)