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Lara Dominates Rodriguez in Marathon 12-Round Win, while Beterbiev Crushes Johnson!

by on Jun.13, 2015, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

 

Lara, at right, slams home a right hook to the chin of Rodriguez (photo by Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

Lara, at right, slams home a right hook to the chin of Rodriguez (photo by Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 — This evening’s festivities at the UIC Pavlion were unwittingly axiomatic in its selection of principals: fighting in the main event for the vacant World Boxing Association’s, the International Boxing Organization’s and the World Super Weight titles, Erislandy Lara employed a style emphasizing deft movement, minimum risk and a calculated offense, and in the co-main event, rising light heavyweight puncher Artur Beterbiev (who’s won all eight of his previous professional fights by knockout) plied an approach favoring raw, unmitigated aggression.  The former style is most famously employed by sports megastar Floyd Mayweather, Jr., whereas the latter is a lynchpin of the popularity of Gennady Golovkin, (widely regarded as the best middleweight on the planet, holding the World Boxing Association Interim World Middleweight, World Boxing Association Super Middleweight, and IBO World Middleweight titles).  Coincidentally, some say that Golovkin is on the cusp of becoming the sport’s pound-for-pound king — a status that has been widely bestowed on Mayweather in recent years.

And tonight in this, the Windy City, which worships the smash mouth football of icons like Brian Urlacher, Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus, there’s no mystery here which style is more popular. (continue reading…)

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Oquendo Files Lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan Over July WBA Title Fight Against Chagaev

by on Dec.14, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Fres Oquendo (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan against Hamburg-based promoter Terek Box Event seeking damages of $5 million and an injunction to prevent the promoter from promoting Ruslan Chagaev in any bouts until it first gives Oquendo the rematch he was promised.  On July 6, 2014 in Grozny Chechnya, Oquendo fought Chagaev for the vacant WBA regular World Heavyweight Title that became vacant after Wladimir Klitschko defeated Alexander Povetkin in October 2013.  Chagaev, the home town favorite and adopted son of President Kadyrov, was awarded a majority decision with one judge ruling the fight a draw and the other two judges finding for Chagaev by only one round.  (continue reading…)

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Oscar De La Hoya Makes a Statement

by on Jun.05, 2014, under Boxing News

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here at left with Manny Pacquiao several years ago, addresses some changes at Golden Boy Promotions (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oscar De La Hoya, seen here at left with Manny Pacquiao several years ago, addresses some changes at Golden Boy Promotions (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

 

Los Angeles, (June 4) – Golden Boy Promotions is moving ahead on all fronts. We look forward to continuing and expanding our key position in the boxing world and to providing the public with the very best the sport has to offer.

 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and on www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

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Hitz Boxing and Squared Ring Address Proposed Fres Oquendo – Ruslan Chagaev Bout

by on May.21, 2014, under Boxing News

Fres Oquendo with photographer Tom Barnes in the background (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo with photographer Tom Barnes in the background (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 — Plans for a World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) “Regular” Heavyweight Title bout between Chicago’s Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev of Hamburg, Germany for Saturday, JUNE 7 in Grozny, Russia were addressed today by the Windy City’s leading boxing promoter, Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing.

“Along with Roy Jones’ Square Ring Promotions, Hitz Boxing has an exclusive promotional contract with Fres Oquendo” said Hitz. “The contract which we have, provided Fres the opportunity to stay active and continue his path towards becoming a world champion, a goal we set forth as a team when we signed him.” (continue reading…)

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Boxing Ref Pete Podgorski Elected to Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame

by on Apr.03, 2014, under Boxing News

Pete Podgorski at ringside (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Pete Podgorski at ringside (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — According to Boxing.com, boxing referee Pete Podgorksi was inducted into the 10th Annual Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame on March 29th in Homewood, Illinois.  Sam Colonna, a longtime trainer from the Windy City, was recognized by the organization last year when it decided to include boxing in its roster.  (continue reading…)

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