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Jayson Velez Injures Ankle Prior to Showdown Against Daniel Ponce de Leon, Richard Abril vs. Sharif Bogere Elevated to Main Event

by on Feb.16, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS AND BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

LAS VEGAS, NV, February 15 — The vacant WBA Lightweight World Championship between Richard Abril and Sharif “The Lion” Bogere has been elevated to the main event on Saturday, March 2 and will now be held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).  The previously scheduled main event between WBC Featherweight World ChampionDaniel Ponce De Leon and Jayson Velez has been removed from the fight card due to a right ankle fractured suffered this week by Velez. The venue change from Harlem’s Apollo Theater in New York City comes as a result of the loss of the De Leon vs. Velez fight, and the presence of the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry attached to it, making it less prudent to promote the event in Harlem in close proximity to large Mexican and Puerto Rican communities.

 

Opening the telecast will be unbeaten featherweight phenom Gary Russell Jr. against Russia’s Vyacheslav Gusev in a 10-round featherweight bout.   (continue reading…)

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Gary Russell Jr. vs. Christopher Perez and Erislandy Lara vs. Freddy Hernandez Added to the June 30 Special Saturday Edition of ShoBox: The New Generation

by on Jun.19, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Triple-Header Includes Cornelius Bundrage vs. Cory Spinks World Title Battle at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

LOS ANGELES, June 18 – A big night of boxing at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. just got even bigger as the special Saturday night edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on June 30 which features the IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship bout between champion Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage and Cory Spinks, has been bolstered by the addition of unbeaten featherweight contender Gary Russell Jr. taking on Christopher Perez and Cuban junior middleweight star Erislandy Lara facing Freddy Hernandez in a pair of 10-round co-featured attractions.

Bundrage vs. Spinks, a 12 round fight for the IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m. The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (continue reading…)

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Two Compelling Matchups Added to Ortiz-Berto II Showtime Telecast

by on Jan.30, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Erislandy Lara Returns to Face Ronald Hearns and Gary Russell Jr. Risks Unbeaten Slate Against Dat Nguyen

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26 — To round out the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing tripleheader headlined by the highly-anticipated rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto, Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment have announced two more high-impact fights from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 11.

In a 10-round junior middleweight showdown before the main event, Cuban star Erislandy Lara returns for the first time since his controversial fight against Paul Williams to battle fellow contender Ronald Hearns. Opening the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing broadcast will be a 10-round featherweight matchup which will see unbeaten Gary Russell Jr., the consensus 2011 “Prospect of the Year” award winner, look to continue his meteoric rise against Dat Nguyen. (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Promotions Wins Big in 2011 Award Season

by on Jan.21, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Major Media Outlets and the World Boxing Council Recognize Another Year of Golden Boy Achievements

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 20, 2012 — 2011 was another stellar year in the ring for the Golden Boy Promotions team and major media outlets such as ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated.com and RingTV.com, as well as the World Boxing Council (WBC) agreed, bestowing numerous awards to standouts from the best fighter roster in boxing.

To many, the first round of the November 5 battle between James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland and Alfredo “Perro” Angulo wasn’t just the Round of the Year, but the Round of the Decade, as both fighters hit the deck in a period that packed more action into three minutes than most fights see over 12 rounds. ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated.com and RingTV were all in agreement in naming it 2011′s “Round of the Year.” (continue reading…)

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Rising Featherweight Star Gary Russell Jr. Makes HBO Debut on September 3

by on Sep.02, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Former Olympian to Mexico’s Leonilo Miranda on Berto-Zaveck Undercard

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 1 , 2011 – The time has come for Gary Russell Jr., a member of the 2008 United States Olympic team and an undefeated professional who has sent 17 opponents crashing to defeat. The 23-year-old phenom will hit HBO airwaves for the first time on Saturday, September 3 when he squares off against Mexican knockout artist Leonilo Miranda in the co-featured bout on the Andre Berto vs. Jan Zaveck Boxing After Dark card at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The eight-round featherweight bout is a significant crossroads event for the Maryland southpaw who will be tested by the hard-hitting Miranda, who has won two of his last three bouts and will look to continue his streak upwards against the blue chip prospect. (continue reading…)

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