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Dylan Price ready for first six-round bout

PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2018)–This Saturday, undefeated super flyweight, Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price (5-0, 5 KOs) of Sicklerville, New Jersey will take the next progression in his pro career, as he takes part in his first scheduled six-round bout when he battles Edson Eduardo Neri (2-2, 1 KO) of Mexico City at Barclays Center in…

Ruben Villa Eyes First Title Saturday Night

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. /ORANGE, Calif. (April 11, 2018) – Top featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (10-0, 4 KOs)looks to add the first championship of his young career when he battles Colombian Marlon Olea (13-2, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO Youth Title this Saturday night from the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, Calif. Villa, who turns 21…

Alberto Melian to Fight for First Professional Title in Second Fight

February 15, 2018 – On Saturday, March 17, the “Argentinean Lomachenko,” two-time Olympian Alberto “Impacto” Melian, will challenge for his first professional title in only his second professional fight. Fighting in his hometown of Villa Dolores, Cordoba, Argentina, Melian (1-0, 1 KO) will take on Argentine Super Bantamweight Champion Javier Aristule (32-8, 16 KOs) over…

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…