IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins to Face Mandatory Challenger Karo Murat on Saturday, July 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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BROOKLYN, (May 19, 2013) – Continuing to break his own records, IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will become the oldest fighter in history to make his initial title defense when he faces number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Karo Murat on Saturday, July 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The bout will mark Hopkins’ second time fighting in Brooklyn’s new arena following his stellar win over Tavoris Cloud at Barclays Center in March.
Hopkins vs. Murat, a 12-round bout for Hopkins’ IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship taking place Saturday, July 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. (continue reading…)
Lucas Matthysse Blasts Lamont Peterson in Third Round Technical Knockout Win; Devon Alexander Outclasses and Stops Lee Purdy
“It is literally like a bomb exploding every time (Matthysse) lands a punch.” - SHOWTIME Boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi
Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Will Replay Sunday Morning at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME® and Tuesday, May 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME®
ATLANTIC CITY (May 19, 2013) – It took knockout artist and WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse only three rounds to claim his 32nd knockout against IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson in front of an excited crowd Saturday night. In the co-main event from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Devon Alexander outclassed Lee Purdy with a seventh-round technical knockout win after Purdy’s corner waved the fight off.
Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) used the first round to feel out Peterson and promptly picked up the pace in the second. The Argentine began landing with ferocity and eventually dropped Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KO’s) with a left hook late in the round. Early in the third, another left hook landed flush sending Peterson down again. The IBF World Champion beat the count, barely, and was on wobbly legs when Matthysse came in for the finish. Moments later, after the third knockdown courtesy of a left hook, referee Steve Smoger waved off the fight at 2:14 of round three. (continue reading…)
Mass defeats NY
MASHANTUCKET, CT - Massachusetts defeated New York, 9-3, in tonight’s Battle of the Badges 5 (BOB5) at Foxwoods Resort Casino, pitting law enforcement amateur boxing teams in a fundraising event. New York holds a 3-2 advantage in the BOB series.
“BOB5″ was presented by National Public Safety Athletic League (“NPSAL”) in association with Massachusetts Corrections Officers (MCO), Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association (SCCOA), and Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Trophies were presented for Fighter of the Night (Graham Trout vs. Terence Lyons), Fight of the Night (Ashley Moore), and Sportsman of the Night (David Salinas).
Medals were presented to all of the participating fighters. Special guest presenters included World middleweight champion (1979-80) Vito Antuofermo, World welterweight champion (1955) Tony DeMarco, World heavyweight title challenger Gerry Cooney, former Irish heavyweight champion Kevin McBride, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada, former World light heavyweight title challenger John Scully, New England boxing promoter Doug Pendarvis, and World light welterweight title challenger Tony Petronelli. (continue reading…)
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – World-rated welterweight Eddie “The Lion” Paredes (32-3-1, 21 KOs) is prepared to go from being considered one of the most avoided welterweights to world champion.
Rated #2 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and #3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), Parades hopes to soon face one of the top-ranked welterweights – Robert Guerrero, Luis Carlos Abregu or even Amir Khan if he moves up in weight – in a career-defining fight to position him for his first world title shot.
Paredes, fighting out of Hollywood (FL), is riding a 10-fight win streak. He has won 11 of his last 12 fights with one draw, since suffering his last loss more than four years ago to Carlos Molina by 10-round decision. Paredes’ last fight was a solid victory by 10-round decision over veteran Hector Munoz last November in Sunrise, Florida. (continue reading…)
MIAMI – Rejuvenated by back-to-back victories over favored fighters, light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson is back on the right track, and still following his dream.
A decorated amateur out of Buffalo, Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) is now living in Miami and planning to use the invaluable experience he’s gained as a sparring partner for Chad Dawson, Carl Froch, Lucian Bute, Troy Ross, Issac Chilemba and David Lemieux.
“I’m the best-kept secret in boxing,” a confident Thompson said. “I know it’s only sparring, but I’ve more than held my own against world champions and top contenders. I’m like Marvin Hagler. He kept winning but didn’t get recognition until he beat Tommy Hearns.