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Claressa Shields will challenge for her first world title

DETROIT (June 28, 2017) – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Aug. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit. A native of Flint, Mich.,…

Smith Jr. Becomes The First Man To Stop The Legendary Hopkins

NEW YORK, (December 19, 2016) – Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. became the first fighter to knock out the legend Bernard Hopkins as he knocked Hopkins completely out of the ring with a vicious 4 punch combination in the 8th round. Hopkins was unable to beat the 20 count administered by referee Jack Reiss constituting a…

First Event of The Season at the Casino De Montréal

MONTRÉAL (September 23, 2016) –– The “GYM 2016-2017 BOXING SERIES”, a “Presentation of Casino de Montreal in collaboration with Videotron” will officially begin October 20 and that professional boxing card has been announced today by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) president Yvon Michel. In the 10-round main event, 2012 Canadian Olympian Custio Clayton (9-0, 7 KOs) will face…

Gavronski hands Carr first defeat

TACOMA, Wash. – Mike Gavronski did something no one in Australia could do – defeat Jake Carr. Gavronski, stepping back into the ring following a 10-month layoff, spoiled Carr’s U.S. debut by scoring a sixth-round victory via knock out in their super middleweight matchup in the main event at Battle at the Boat 107 Saturday…

Alexey Kunchenko to make first title defense vs Maxim Grabovich

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 19, 2016) – M-1 Challenge welterweight Alexey Kunchenko will put his title belt and undefeated record on the line September 10 versus upset-minded challenger Maxim Grabovich, headlining M-1 Challenge 70 in Syktyvkar, Russia, M-1 Global has announced. M-1 Challenge 70 will be streamed live from Russia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV.…

AIBA Executive Committee Fully Endorses Alignment With Professional Boxing

Tashkent Uzbekistan (July 17, 2016) – The International Boxing Association Executive Committee has concluded two days of meetings in the Uzbekistan capital of Tashkent, discussing key achievements including the outcome of the latest meeting with WBA President in Vargas, and looking ahead to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and beyond. “First of all, I would…

Benson Henderson Vs Patricio Pitbull

SANTA MONICA, CALIF (July, 16) – Patricio “Pitbull” (25-3) is actively seeking revenge for his brother Patricky “Pitbull” after Bellator MMA’s new 155-pound kingpin Michael Chandler brutally finished the elder Freire during the co-main event of last month’s “Bellator: Dynamite 2”event. Today, Bellator MMA is pleased to announce that Patricio will be given the opportunity…

Wilcox-Singwancha Headline

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 16, 2016) – Steven Wilcox and Jesus Singwancha will square off in the eight round main event of Lee Baxter Promotions’ inaugural “Next Generation” card Thursday, July 28 at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The “Next Generation” fight series is set to showcase boxers on the rise with championship…

Rene Alvarado Defeats Jayson Velez

INDIO, CALIFORNIA (July 15, 2015) – The Coachella Valley was treated to a night full of action at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, featuring the return to the ring of two of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.  With a special appearance by former five-division boxing world champion and…