Artur Beterbiev vs. Tavoris Cloud Battle for NABA 175 Pound Title September 27

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Former world amateur champion and two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (5-0-0, 5 KOs), who moved to Montreal more than a year ago when he first turned professional, will face former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-2-0, 19 KOs), Saturday night, September 27 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

“Red Dawn,” featuring Beterbiev vs. Cloud for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) light heavyweight title, is co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox, in association with Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) the participation of Don King Productions (DKP), and co-presented by Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron. Continue reading

Boxing Legends Julio Cesar Chávez, Erik Morales, Israel Vázquez And Raúl Márquez Talk Marcos Maidana

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Aggressive, determined and fearless. Proud Argentine and former welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana has won the respect of some of the greatest Mexican world champions of our time for the fiery intensity he brings each time he steps through the ropes.

The fact that Maidana is the only boxer to defeat Adrien Broner and one of the very few in history to give 11-Time World Champion and perennial No. 1 pound-for-pound superstar, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, a legitimate test only adds to the anticipation heading into their upcoming rematch.

Here’s what the Mexican champions have to say about Maidana as we inch closer to “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, three-division World Champion and Boxing Hall of Famer

“We all know Marcos Maidana is not a technical fighter, but nobody can deny he is a very dangerous one, perhaps one of the most dangerous fighters Mayweather has ever faced.

“I must confess I was amazed to see how courageous Maidana was; he squared up in front of Mayweather and just went at it with everything he had.

“Maidana possesses a singular characteristic that we usually see only in Mexican fighters – he is simply fearless. He is brave and powerful and from the moment he steps into the ring he fights like there’s no tomorrow.” Continue reading

Kiko Martinez defends IBF Jr. Featherweight championship in rematch with Carl Frampton on September 6

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On Saturday, September 6, Kiko Martinez will take on undefeated Carl Frampton for Martinez’s IBF Super Bantamweight title in a rematch of one of 2013’s most exciting fights.

The bout can be seen live and exclusively in the United States in AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment beginning at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT.

The 1st fight took place on February 9, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland that saw Frampton score a 9th round stoppage in a grueling battle in front of his rabid fans.

The rematch will also take place in Belfast, so expect an electric atmosphere.

“We are very happy to bring this 5-star title fight to the fans in the United States,”said AWE President Charles Herring.

“The 1st fight was sensational and now Martinez is coming back to Ireland as a world champion so now the stakes have been raised. Frampton is undefeated and wants that belts. Martinez has that belt and wants revenge. With all these subplots, this fight had the makings of a classic rematch.” Continue reading

TODO LISTO PARA ‘NOCHE DE CAMPEONES DIRECTV’ EN EL AUDITORIO JUAN PACHIN VICENS‏

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Ponce, Puerto Rico - DIRECTV, líder en televisión satelital, y Universal Promotions anunciaron hoy la cartelera boxística de la ‘Noche de Campeones DIRECTV’ a celebrarse este próximo sábado, 30 de agosto en el Auditorio Juan ‘Pachin’ Vicens de Ponce. La cartelera, que será transmitida por OnDIRECTV canal 161, tendrá en el turno estelar un duelo de revancha pactado a diez asaltos entre el campeón FEDECENTRO súper gallo de la AMB Jesús Rojas, (20-1-1, 15KO’s), y el púgil mexicano José Ángel Beranza, contará con un total de 10 combates.

“Como líderes en programación deportiva una vez más DIRECTV le lleva al público puertorriqueño uno de los encuentros más destacados en el ambiente boxístico local. Seguiremos apoyando el deporte local y desarrollando una nueva generación de boxeadores en ruta a los grandes cuadriláteros internacionales, es por esto que mantenemos nuestra plataforma de transmisión boxística Noche de Campeones DIRECTV por nuestro canal exclusivo OnDIRECTV, canal 161″, destacó Belkys Mata, directora ejecutiva de Ventas y Mercadeo de DIRECTV Puerto Rico.

Por su parte, Javier Bustillo, presidente de Universal Promotions, manifestó que, “traemos una emocionante cartelera para el municipio de Ponce, donde pondremos a rugir a los todos los leones. Este combate de revancha entre Rojas y Beranza, promete ser acción de campana a campana. Beranza quiere derrotar nuevamente a Rojas, pero Jesús está decidido a borrar esa espinita que tiene y vengar su única derrota. Serán diez emocionantes combates, incluyendo a Bomba González y el ponceño Eggie Laboy”. Continue reading

Lateef Kayode ready for championship showdown with Luis Ortiz

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World Boxing Association number-five ranked Heavyweight, undefeated Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-0, 16 KO’s) has been preparing for WBA Interim Heavyweight championship bout against fellow undefeated top rated contender Luis Ortiz (21-0, 18 KO’s) on September 11 at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The resident of Hollywood, California and native of Lagos, Nigeria has been prepping for this major opportunity at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach.

“It’s going to be a great fight for both of us. It is a great opportunity to prove myself in the Heavyweight division,” said Kayode.

Despite moving up from Cruiserweight, Kayode is not at all intimidated by Ortiz who will have close to a three-inch and 20-plus pound weight advantage.

“He is strong and big. I know that and it doesn’t concern me at all. I spar a lot of big guys out here and I am used to it.”

Kayode knows that a win over Ortiz will be the gateway for major opportunities in the Heavyweight division.

“I have been doing my job as I know this is a big opportunity. This fight will give me a Heavyweight title belt and that will only lead me into bigger fights.” Continue reading

Marcos Maidana & Undercard Workout Quotes And Photos

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Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his eagerly awaited rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in the main event of “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV, world champions Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (WBC Super Bantamweight), Miguel “Títere” Vazquez (IBF Lightweight), junior welterweight contender John Molina, Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe participated in a Media Workout Tuesday at Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard.

In world title fights on Sept. 13, Santa Cruz(27-0-1, 15 KOs), of Los Angeles,will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship against Mexico’s Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-2, 6 KOs) in the “MAYHEM” co-featured bout and Miguel “Títere” Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs), of Tijuana,will risk his IBF Lightweight World Championship against Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs), a Mayweather Promotions’ rising star from Las Vegas. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs) will move up to middleweight to face James De La Rosa (22-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight bout.

Preceding the pay per view telecast, SHOWTIME® will present a live 10-round junior welterweight bout between John Molina (27-4, 22 KOs) of Covina, Calif., and Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (64-8-2, 35 KOs) on “COUNTDOWN LIVE” (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME ). Continue reading

Rubio y Golovkin se conocieron

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El campeón medio Interino del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio y el kazajo Gennady “GGG” Golvokin, se vieron cara a cara por primera ocasión previo a su combate del próximo 18 de octubre en Stub Home Center de Carson, California.

De visita en el programa “A los Golpes”, que se transmite por ESPN, Rubio y Golovkin tuvieron oportunidad de hablar de su interesante compromiso.

Cuestionados por los conductores, el legendario ex campeón mundial, Julio César Chávez, y David Faitelson, Rubio y Golovkin se dijeron muy contentos de poder ser protagonistas de una de las peleas más esperadas en el presente año.

Motivados por sus anfitriones, los dos grandes guerreros no dudaron en sacar a relucir su artillería pesada, al conectar sus poderosos impactos en un muñeco dummy, que sirvió perfecto para la demostración.

“Estilo Mexicano”, es el nombre que recibe el cartel que encabeza el combate Rubio vs. Golvokin, que presentan en copromoción K2 Promotions, Promociones GGG y Promociones del Pueblo, y que será transmitido en vivo por HBO World Championship Boxing.