After defeating Christopher Rebrasse and Denis Douglin, Britain’s George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) will have the opportunity of challenging the World Boxing Council super middleweight champion, Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs), on September 12th , possibly in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jack conquered the title after defeating Anthony Dirrell, by majority decision last April
A great and memorable Fight is anticipated and expected as both fighters are known for their wars, and renowned for being headstrong.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson became the latest mega-star to announce that he will attend the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction gala, which will take place in eight days, Next Saturday! August 8, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Tyson, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 2013, will present “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, for induction.
Tyson joins legends Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Felix “Tito” Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roger Mayweather and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad who will attend the popular charity event. Continue reading
Lucian Bute is working hard in the gym to be ready for his return to the ring on August 15th at the Bell Center, as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series, live on NBC Sports. He also made a promise to his new trainers, a few weeks before his clash with Andrea Di Luisa.
“I made a promise to Howard and Otis Grant: being meaner in the ring,” advanced Bute (31-2, 24 Kos) at a public workout, Wednesday.
“It’s just been four months since I train with them and chemistry is well established, he continued. I now have a new team, but I still have things to learn, whether to be better on defense, be more aggressive, use my jab more, moving the head better and focus more on inside fighting.” Continue reading
By Matthew Baker
QUESTION: The tragic death of Duk Koo Kim sparked two suicides: his mother’s and who else?
ANSWER: Referee Richard Greene
On Friday night, August 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, King’s Promotions will present a spectacular night of boxing that will feature some of the best talent in the United States.
In the main event, Brandon Bennett will square off with former world title challenger Jonathan Maicelo in a Lightweight bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
Bennett of Cincinnati, OH has a record of 19-1 with 8 knockouts. The 27 year-old has been a professional for seven years and won his first 16 bouts which included a win over John Nater (9-1). Since suffering his only defeat, Bennett has won three in a row which has been highlighted with a with a win over previously undefeated Rodney Pierre-Paul (7-0) and his last bout when he stopped Rondale Hubbert (10-1-1) in three rounds on May 29 in Philadelphia. Continue reading
Madison Square Garden will host the clash of the Titan middleweight blockbusters on October 17th with World Boxing Council Interim middleweight Champion, Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO), colliding full tilt with Canadian colossus David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO´s).
“GGG” has already made the American market sit up and take notice. His power and boxing skills described by him as “Mexican Style” have helped him to become one of the most feared and respected middleweights of today. This year he’s TKO’d Martin Murray and KO’d Willie Monroe.
Lemieux defeated Gabriel Rosado last December, then signing with Golden Boy Promotions. On June 20th He defeated France’s Hassan N`Dam by UD sending him to the canvass five times.
This fight will be broadcast via HBO, and it’s also very possible that WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez will be part of the card.
This past Saturday night Sullivan Barrera improved his record to 16-0 with 11 knockouts when he stopped Hakim Zoulikha in the 8th round of their fight at the Mandalay Events Center. On the same card, former champion Jean Pascal won a hard fought decision over Yunieksy Gonzalez of Cuba.
Barrera has been looking for a big fight and after taking a short rest, he plans to return to Big Bear and resume training with Abel Sanchez.
“I wanted to fight Pascal and after he beat my countryman I want to fight him even more. I proved once again with my fight against Zoulikha that I will stand and trade and put on a show for the fans. I want Pascal next,” said Barrera. Continue reading