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Szpilka Looking Forward to Putting His Improved Skills on Display Next Friday

by on Aug.09, 2015, under Boxing News

Polish Heavyweight Contender Faces Cuba’s Consuegra at the Prudential Center in Newark Next Friday

Szpilka, at right, shown dispatching Manuel Quezada last June in Chicago (photo by Efren Gutierrez)

Szpilka, at right, shown dispatching Manuel Quezada last June in Chicago (photo by Efren Gutierrez)

When he enters the ring next Friday, August 14, Polish heavyweight hero Artur Szpilka says he is eager to show off the improvements he has made working with trainer Ronnie Shields.

Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs) will face Cuba’s Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs) in the chief supporting bout of the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader featuring Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) facing Philadelphia’s Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) and cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) defending his title against Szpilka’s countryman Krzyzstof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey. (continue reading…)

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Undefeated Heavyweight Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz to Make His Golden Boy Promotions Debut Against Veteran Alex Gonzales Tuesday, November 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida

by on Nov.24, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

SUNRISE, FLORIDA, November 22, 2013 — Fighting in his adopted home state of Florida for the first time since 2012, highly-touted Cuban heavyweight contender Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz will make his Golden Boy Promotions debut against fellow southpaw Alex Gonzales of Puerto Rico in a featured bout at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The 10-round bout was added to the fight card after the matchup between Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis and Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson was removed from the card.

In the Golden Boy Live! main event, airing on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, heavyweight star Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver returns to action to face Mike Sheppard for the vacant NABA Heavyweight crown. In the co-main event, undefeated bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero makes his Florida debut against local southpaw Jessy Cruz of Miami. Also featured on the card will be unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, who takes on Nagy Aguilera in an eight-round televised bout. (continue reading…)

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Tarver vs. Sheppard Golden Boy Live! Fight Week Media Schedule

by on Nov.21, 2013, under Boxing News

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FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE

*All times are Eastern Time*

 

 Friday, November 22

10:00 a.m. JESSY CRUZ OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT*

*President & CEO of The BB&T Center Michael Yormark to participate.

 Location: Caicedo Sports Gym

 4862 SW 75th Street

 Miami, FL 33155 (continue reading…)

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Heavyweights Antonio Tarver and Mike Sheppard Headline Fox Sports 1 & Fox Deportes Broadcast as Golden Boy Live! Returns to the BB&T Center on Tuesday, November 26

by on Oct.20, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Undefeated Heavyweight Luis Ortiz Also to Be Featured as the Co-Main Event Match Up Against an Opponent to Be Announced. Tickets On Sale Now!

SUNRISE, FL, October 14, 2013 — Boxing’s popular new fight series Golden Boy Live! is back at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, November 26 with a stacked card featuring the return of former World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver facing West Virginia veteran Mike Sheppard in the 10 round main event which will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also, featured on the card will be the Golden Boy Promotions debut of undefeated Cuban heavyweight star Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz against a fighter to be announced in the co-featured fight that will get Florida fight fans up and cheering from bell to bell.

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring and showing the world that the ‘Magic Man’ is better than ever and ready for the big fights,” said Tarver. “This is the perfect opportunity to make a statement at home and I can’t wait.” (continue reading…)

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Afolabi Says, ‘Great to see Cruisers on ShowTime, Very Interested’ in Defending Title Against Either Tarver or Kayode!

by on Jun.05, 2012, under Boxing News

 

Ola Afolabi (photo courtesy of K2 Promotions)

Ola Afolabi (photo courtesy of K2 Promotions)

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 4, 2012) WBO Interim Cruiserweight World Champion Ola Afolabi watched with interest on Saturday night as cruiserweight contenders Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode squared off in a twelve round bout on SHOWTIME from The Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

 ”It was a somewhat entertaining fight as they’re on similar levels, but both of my world title bouts with Marco Huck were much better fights. Marco is considered the best champion and we are truly world-class cruiserweights, competing at a higher level than either Tarver or Kayode,” said the Los Angeles resident Afolabi. “I would be very interested in the opportunity to defend my WBO title in this country against either of them on SHOWTIME.” (continue reading…)

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