Tag: defend

Claressa Shields To Defend Against Tori Nelson

NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2017) – Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will defend her 168-pound titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Shields (4-0, 2 KOs) will face her second consecutive undefeated opponent in the main event of ShoBox:…

Alexey Kunchenko to defend title against Sergey Romanov

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (October 4, 2017) – Undefeated M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko will make his third title defense in the M-1 Challenge 84 main event against once-beaten challenger Sergey Romanov on October 27 at Ice Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. M-1 Challenge 84 will be streamed live from Saint Petersburg in high definition…

Dmitry Bivol To Defend Against Samuel Clarkson

NEW YORK (March 21, 2017) – Undefeated former Russian amateur standout Dmitry Bivol will defend his Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, April 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., just outside of…

Gray returns to defend junior middleweight titles against veteran Chatman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 4th, 2016) — Three months after suffering his first career loss on national television, Worcester, Mass., junior middleweight Khiary Gray returns to the scene of some of his greatest triumphs hoping to add another memorable moment to the demo reel. Gray (13-1, 10 KOs) defends his Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Northeast and…

Liam McGeary to Defend LHW Championship Against Phil Davis

SANTA MONICA, CALIF (September 23, 2016) – A light heavyweight title fight pitting current belt-holder Liam McGeary (11-0) against Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (16-3) will serve as the main event at “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” on November 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The SPIKE-televised main card will also feature a welterweight…

Beibut Shumenov to defend title vs. Junior Wright this Saturday

LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2016) – World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Cruiserweight World champion Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) makes his first title defense this Saturday night (May 21) against WBA No. 11-rated Junior “Hurricane” Wright (15-1-1, 12 KOs) at The Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “I’m happy to get the opportunity…

Jesus Cuellar To Defend Against Jonathan Oquendo

BROOKLYN (Oct. 26, 2015) – WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) will take on exciting Puerto Rican contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) Saturday, December 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). The Cuellar vs. Oquendo world title bout will precede the eagerly anticipated …

Marcin Tybura to defend Title vs Ante Delija

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 24, 2015) – M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura will defend his title September 20 in the rescheduled M-1 Challenge 61 main event against Ante “The Walking Trouble” Delija in Ingushetia, Russia Tybura vs. Delija was originally scheduled to headline M-1 Challenge 61, Sept. 5 in Beijing, China, which was postponed…