Tonight, DiBella Entertainment’s (DBE) undefeated world-ranked junior lightweight contender and New England fan-favorite Ryan “Polish Prince” Kielczweski, 20-0 (4 KOs), fights in his hometown of Quincy, Mass., for the first time as a professional. Headlining the card, held at the Quincy Armory and promoted by Vincent Traietti, in association with New England Fights and DiBella Entertainment, Kielczweski will face off against Ernesto Guerrero, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, in an eight-round junior lightweight contest.
The popular 25-year-old Kielczweski, now rated #6 by the WBA at junior lightweight, had success as an amateur, twice winning gold at the New England Golden Gloves and silver at the 2008 National Golden Gloves. Culminating his amateur career with a stellar 118-26 record, Kielczweski turned pro in 2008 on a DiBella Entertainment Broadway Boxing event. After earning eight consecutive victories, the “Polish Prince” signed a promotional contract with DBE in 2010.
At 16-0, Kielczweski competed in the co-feature bout of an ESPN-televised Friday Night Fights card facing the 11-0 (11 KOs) knockout artist Miguel Soto, on July 19, 2013, at Rockingham Park, in Salem, NH. Kielczweski absolutely dominated Soto from the opening bell, before landing a monstrous left hook that sent his foe crashing face first to the canvas in the fifth round for a full count. The knockout was so explosive that it was voted as the fifth best play on ESPN’s list of “Top-10 Plays of the Day”. Continue reading
El clasificado mundial, Thomas Dulorme no tan solo estará defendiendo su título de la Federación de Boxeo de Norteamérica ( NABF, por sus siglas en inglés ), avalada por el Consejo Mundial de Boxeo ( CMB ) para el sábado, 6 de diciembre en Brooklyn, Nueva York, sino que también estará en juego el título vacante de la Organización de Boxeo de Norteamérica (NABO, por sus siglas en inglés ), avalada por la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ( OMB ).
Dulorme ( 21-1, 14 KO ) se enfrentará a ‘Hammerin’ Hank Lundy ( 25-3-1, 12 KO ) de Filadelfia en un duelo a 10 asaltos y que abrirá la transmisión en vivo de la cadena HBO como parte de su serie, ‘HBO Boxing After Dark®’, desde el Barclays Center.
“Estoy muy contento porque estaré peleando por dos títulos que son bien importantes para llegar a las peleas que uno quiere de título mundial. Estoy bien clasificado en todos los organismos y el 6 de diciembre no quedará duda de que yo si estoy listo para una oportunidad mundial”, dijo Dulorme, quien esta clasificado #2 en la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo ( AMB ), #4 en el Consejo Mundial de Boxeo ( CMB ), #4 en la Federación Internacional de Boxeo ( FIB ) y #5 en la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ( OMB ). Continue reading
Moscow, Russia - Above are images from Tuesday’s press conference in conjunction with Friday’s fight between Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO’s) that will take place on this Friday, November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow.
Astana-Kazakh - WBA middleweight champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin met his legions of fans at the Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Accompanied by his manager, Oleg Hermann, Golovkin answered some questions, had lots of photos with them, and enjoyed a meet and greet session.
“ The participation was awesome, Gennady was really happy meeting up with his fans in Astana,” Hermann beamed.
Golovkin has a record of 31 fights, with 31 victories including 28 Ko´s. He will be defending his WBC interim Championship against Martin Murray on February 21st in Monte Carlo. Gennady will be visiting Mexico on December 8 and 9, to be presented with the WBC interim belt.
With the holiday season fast approaching, boxing fans will have plenty to celebrate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, as the star-studded “ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander” has grown to a quadrupleheader. Added to the previously announced SHOWTIME telecast will be a 10-round featherweight bout featuring former three-division world champion Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KOs) against Mexico’s Jose Ramirez (24-3-2, 15 KOs), and opening the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING portion of the event at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT will be a 12-round IBF Title Elimination bout between unbeaten Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15 KOs) and Italy’s Lenny Bottai (22-2, 9 KOs).
Headlined by the high-stakes 12-round welterweight matchups between British superstar and former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan and former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great,” and featuring the interim WBA Welterweight World Championship 12-round title fight between Keith “One Time” Thurman against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu, the live SHOWTIME event will offer a full night of boxing action. Continue reading
A fractured thumb that forced the cancellation of his scheduled September 29th fight with veteran Johnathan Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) may prove to have had a silver lining for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs).
The determined and still dangerous southpaw, who turned 46 this past Friday, squares-off Dec. 11 against Banks in a 10-round heavyweight fight, on a Goossen Promotions card, airing live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
Tarver suffered a fractured thumb to his left hand, closer to the wrist, leaving him in a cast for five weeks, followed by two additional weeks wearing a brace for precautionary reasons as he trained. His extended training camp is the aforementioned silver lining.
“What was important is I trained through it, never leaving the gym, even though I was training one-handed,” Tarver noted. “I focused on my mind and body. We were locked into the original date but sometimes there’s a silver lining when something like that happens. We made it into a positive by training right through. Hopefully, everybody will see the energy, power and conditioning in the fight when I am victorious over Banks. Continue reading
NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others.
Early on in the re-negotiations, InterBox inquired about Bolonti’s interest in going up against Pascal, so Bolonti’s team has been ready from the beginning – only awaiting a positive response from InterBox. The Argentinian, who has been training hard for the last two months, is motivated and looking forward to taking on the considerable challenge.
“There comes a time when negotiations have to stop and you’ve got to move forward. Pascal versus Bolonti was a scenario we’d already considered, and we think it’s the right one. Plus, it’s important for Jean Pascal to fight so he can direct his career,” Bédard explained. Continue reading