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Thurman vs. Diaz This Saturday!

by on Apr.24, 2014, under Boxing News


Keith Thurman (photo courtesy of

Keith Thurman (photo courtesy of

CARSON, CA — On Saturday, April 26th, the hard-slugging 25 year-old Interim World Boxing Association Welterweight Title Holder Keith Thurman (22-0, 20 KO’s) faces former International Boxing Federation Lightweight Champion Julio Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KO’s) in a big step up bout.  Although Diaz is 34 years old, he gave the red hot IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter great difficulty in two previous battles, garnering a draw in 2012 and losing by unanimous decision in September 2013, as well as knocking down former World Lightweight Champion and prospective future Floyd Mayweather opponent Amir Khan in losing by unanimous decision in April 2013.  Our very own Christopher Morgan will be covering the battle for the Cyber Boxing Zone.

“I expect Diaz to fight his heart out. He says he plans to knock me out,” says Thurman. “I don’t know if that’s fight hype or his strategy, but I’ll be ready. I want guys who come to fight. I want to make and be in the best fights. On my record I have an ‘O’ but I’m not afraid to let it go.” (continue reading…)

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Amir ‘King’ Khan to Serve as Special Guest on Saturday, Dec. 7th’s Edition of Showtime Championship Boxing

by on Dec.03, 2013, under Boxing News

Khan Subbing for SHOWTIME® Analyst Paul Malignaggi Who Faces Zab Judah

In the Main Event of the Battle For Brooklyn


Saturday, Dec. 7, Live on SHOWTIME® at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

From Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.


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NEW YORK, December 2, 2013 — Amir “King” Khan, one of boxing’s most popular and exciting fighters, joins the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING announce team as a guest analyst on Saturday, Dec. 7, live on SHOWTIME (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Khan is substituting for regular SHOWTIME analyst Paul “Magic Man” Malignaggi who headlines the event versus fellow Brooklynite Zab “Super” Judah in a 12-round, all-Brooklyn welterweight main event. The live four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast also features three world championship fights including IBF Welterweight World Champion Devon Alexander versus undefeated Shawn Porter. (continue reading…)

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Danny Garcia, Peter Quillin Thrill in Retaining Titles & Khan Wins UD

by on Apr.29, 2013, under Boxing News


Garcia, at right, nails Judah (photo by Tom Casino-Showtime)

Garcia, at right, nails Judah (photo by Tom Casino-Showtime)


NEW YORK (April 28, 2013) – In a thrilling night of boxing before an excitable crowd of more than 13,000 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Danny “Swift” Garcia won a hard-fought unanimous decision over veteran Brooklynite Zab Judah to retain his WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound titles. In the co-feature, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin outworked Fernando Guerrero to retain his WBO Middleweight World Championship via a the seventh round technical knockout.

Garcia and Judah entered the arena with a trail of bad blood stemming from animosity throughout the event promotion. While both fighters started slow in a feeling-out process, Garcia began to gain momentum, visibly hurting Judah for the first time in the fifth. In the eighth round Garcia landed a crisp straight right hand that sent Judah to the canvas. The punch seemed to awaken something within the crafty Judah who turned the fight around in the tenth round. (continue reading…)

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Return of the King: Former Champ Amir Khan Faces Julio Diaz in Return to England on April 27th

by on Mar.01, 2013, under Boxing News

2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo to Make Pro Debut Also


Amir Khan (photo courtesy of

Amir Khan (photo courtesy of

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, February 28 – After nearly two years fighting away from England, the “King” is back. On Saturday, April 27 at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to England to face former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.

Plus, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo makes his long-awaited professional debut in a four round middleweight bout against an opponent to be determined.

“April 27th is going to be a special night,” said Khan. “It’s been two years since I last fought in the United Kingdom and I can’t wait to get in the ring in front of my fans. Julio Diaz is a former World Champion and a very dangerous opponent who is coming off of an impressive performance in his last fight. I know he will be coming with guns blazing and I’m ready for whatever he has to throw at me. With my speed and boxing skills, and his power and experience, it makes for a really exciting matchup. He may have other ideas but I’m adamant that my return to the British shores is going to be a very successful one.” (continue reading…)

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A King-Sized Victory for Amir Khan; Former Unified Champion Scores Dominant 10th Round TKO Over Gallant But Out-Gunned Carlos Molina

by on Dec.16, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

British Superstar Calls Out Danny Garcia After Near-Perfect Performance In First Start With Trainer Virgil Hunter; Deontay Wilder Registers One-Punch, Third Round KO Over Kelvin Price, Alfredo Angulo Unanimously Outpoints Jorge Silva

Catch Exciting Replay Sunday, Dec. 16, At 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 16, 2012 — British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan punctuated a sensational day-night boxing marathon presented by Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® by winning a dominant 10th round TKO over gallant but out-gunned Carlos Molina Saturday on SHOWTIME® from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Making his first start with new trainer Virgil Hunter, Khan (27-3, 18 KO’s), of Bolton, England, was near-perfect against the previously undefeatedMolina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s), of Los Angeles, as he snapped a two-fight losing streak while capturing the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Championship. (continue reading…)

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