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Ring 8 in corner of

by on Nov.19, 2014, under Press Releases


(The sign reads:  Good luck Chris from your Ring 8 NY family"  - Picture by Stanley Janousek)

(The sign reads: Good luck Chris from your Ring 8 NY family” – Picture by Stanley Janousek)

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2014) — At last night’s monthly meeting, attended by 85 members, Ring 8 wanted to let Chris Algieri know that they are in his corner for Saturday’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in Macao, China.

“We wanted to show our support to Chris and decided to make this sign and send a picture of us to the media,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy explained.  “Chris is one of our own, from New York, and Ring 8′s 2014 Fighter of the Year.” 



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Dirrell vs Edwards IBF eliminator added to Dec. 19 Showtime quadrupleheader

by on Nov.19, 2014, under Press Releases

Adonis Stevenson Defends WBC/Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Titles Against Dmitry Sukhotskiy in Main Event at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City
Former Amateur Standout and 175-Pound Contender Artur Beterbiev Makes Network Debut Against Fellow Unbeaten Jeff Page Jr.,

Welterweights Kevin Bizier and Jo Jo Dan Rematch For IBF No. 1 Spot

NEW YORK - An IBF super middleweight elimination bout between 168-pound contender Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and veteran spoiler Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs), of Las Vegas, has been confirmed as a 12-round co-feature of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition quadrupleheader on Friday, Dec. 19, live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec.
For the switch-hitting Dirrell, the elimination bout for the IBF’s No. 2 position behind No. 1 James DeGale and champion Carl Froch will be his first start on SHOWTIME and fifth overall since getting injured against then-undefeated Arthur Abraham in his second Super Six World Boxing Classic fight on SHOWTIME on March 27, 2010. (continue reading…)

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Kalenga targeting Lebedev

by on Nov.18, 2014, under Press Releases

Youri Kalenga (L) is always in attack mode (photo by Dougie Minehan)

Youri Kalenga (L) is always in attack mode
(photo by Dougie Minehan)

CORK, Ireland  – Fresh off of his devastating 12th round knockout of previously undefeated No. 2 contender “Dangerous” Denton Daley (12-1) this past Saturday night, as the official WBA mandatory challenger, Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) cruiserweight champion Youri “El Toro” Kalenga (21-1, 14 KOs), has set his sights next on WBA “regular” champion Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) with a loftier goal to eventually unify all the world titles.
“I want to fight Lebedev next and my promoter, Michael King (King Sports Enterprises), will bring that fight to Los Angeles,” Kalenga said. “Once I beat Lebedev, I will take on the other world champions – (IBF) Yoan Pablo Hernandez, (WBO) Marco Huck or (WBC) Grigory Drodz. Give me any and all of them!” (continue reading…)

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Fight Network weekly boxing programming schedule (Nov. 17-23)

by on Nov.18, 2014, under Press Releases

Fight Network, a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including live fights and up-to-the-minute news and analysis for boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films. (continue reading…)

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Gavronski Defeats Ibarra at the Emerald Queen Casino

by on Nov.17, 2014, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair


Gravonski, at right, throws the right.

Gravonski, at right, throws the right.

TACOMA, WA — The career of the once highly touted Northwest prospect Mike Gavronksi got back on track this past Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Gavronksi, who suffered his first loss last July to Tureano Johnson on ESPN, claimed a close ten round unanimous decision victory over Gerardo Ibarra.

Much was riding on the fight for both fighters. Like Gavronski, Ibarra was also once a highly regarded prospect who was trying to rebound after suffering his first career loss. Crossroads fights make for great match-ups and this was no exception with both fighters giving a great effort and delivering an exciting fight. The match-up was the main event of Brian Halquist Production’s 98th installment of the long-running Battle at the Boat series. (continue reading…)

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