Tag: welterweight

Cédric Doumbé vs. Alim Nabiyev at GLORY 51 SuperFight Series Determines No. 1 Welterweight Contender

GLORY 51 Rotterdam fight card to feature welterweight contender tournament AMSTERDAM (January 15, 2018) – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced seven total bouts added to GLORY 51 Rotterdam and GLORY 51 SuperFight Series, hosted by Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands on Saturday, March 3. The high-profile rematch between renowned Moroccan-Dutch heavyweight Badr…

Andre Berto & Shawn Porter Meet in Welterweight World Title Eliminator

BROOKLYN (March 7, 2017) – Former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter are set to collide in a welterweight world title eliminator on Saturday, April 22 in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) and Porter (26-2-1,…

Keith Thurman Vs Danny Garcia Welterweight World Title Unification

BROOKLYN (January 18, 2017) – The highly anticipated unification showdown between unbeaten welterweight world champions Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The broadcast, which will air live…

Shavkat Rakhmonov pulls out of welterweight title fight vs Alexey Kunchenko

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (January 9, 2017) – A serious knee injury requiring surgery has forced undefeated Kazakhstan challenger Shavkat Rakhmonov (7-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0) to withdraw from his first title fight, March 3 against unbeaten M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko (15-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), of Russia, at M-1 Challenge 75 in Moscow. “I wanted this fight…

A New Welterweight Champion Is Crowned

Complete ‘Bellator Kickboxing: Budapest’ Results SANTA MONICA, CALIF (September 23, 2016) – Bellator Kickboxing returned to Spike TV on Friday night from Budapest, Hungary and by the conclusion of the evening, the promotion had crowned a new welterweight champion. In the main event of “Bellator Kickboxing: Budapest,” Zoltan Laszak (11-2) defeated the immensely more experienced Karim Ghajji (96-13) via unanimous decision, taking away…

Yeleussinov becomes Kazakhstan’s fourth successive Olympic Welterweight Champion and Venezuela’s Finol secures podium finish on Rio 2016 Day Twelve

Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan won the Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Welterweight (69kg) gold on Wednesday afternoon after a high-tempo final against Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 boxing arena. Yeleussinov becomes the fourth successive Olympic Welterweight gold medalist for his country. A determined Giyasov stalked his opponent to all four corners of the…

Robert Guerrero Vs David Peralta

New York, NY, (July 16, 2016) – The most action-packed, hardest-hitting weekend in sports this summer will be not be in Rio – but in Anaheim – as Spike Sports presents two world-class events on back-to-back nights. Bellator MMA’s Benson Henderson (23-6) and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (25-3), two of the most exciting mixed martial arts fighters…

Perrella Back In Training

Fort Myers, FL (June 22, 2016) – Welterweight rising star Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella has returned to the gym and is training in anticipation of his next bout. On June 4, Perrella destroyed previously unbeaten two time National Golden Gloves champion David Grayton on ESPN. Rather than go on vacation or celebrate his victory, Perrella immediately…

Keith Thurman Vs Shawn Porter Undercard Complete

Unbeaten Polish Heavyweight Adam Kownacki Faces Massachusetts’ Jesse Barboza While Undefeated Rising Star Heather Hardy Battles Colorado’s Kirstie Simmons Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Plus! Puerto Rican Prospect Nicklaus Flaz Added to Stacked Undercard BROOKLYN (June 21, 2016) – The stacked undercard for the highly anticipated Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter welterweight showdown is…