On Friday night, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City, New Legend Boxing returns with a packed night of boxing.
In the main event, Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (12-0, 6 KO’s) of Port Chester, New York will risk his undefeated record when he takes on an opponent to be named in a Super Featherweight bout scheduled for 8 rounds.
Cruz has been taking on good competition as he has a win over Joshua Reyes (5-1) and in his last bout he scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Joe Morales on August 13 in New York City.
This will be Cruz’ first eight-round bout. Continue reading
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Friday night in Crestmead, Queensland, Australia, perennial contender “King” Malik Scott dominated former world title challenger and hometown favorite Alex Leapai enroute to a ten round unanimous decision.
Out boxing and outhustling Leapai throughout the fight, Scott relentlessly tagged the shorter foe, continuously impressing the judges who scored the bout 100-90, 99-91 and 97-92.
With the win, the Philadelphia native Scott improved to 37-2-1 (13KO’s) while Leapai fell to 30-6-3 (24KO’s).
“This one was for Dan, I was inspired throughout my training to win this fight for him” said Scott of his longtime promoter Dan Goossen who passed away at the age of 64 on September 28th.
“It wasn’t a difficult fight for me, I stuck to my game plan and got him running into my combinations, dominated the fight from the opening bell.”
About the upcoming year, Scott was emphatic about wanting bigger fights and also about a rematch. “Wilder, I want to fight Deontay Wilder again, I’m positive the results would be different this time.”
“We’re very proud of Malik’s performance, he went across the globe and won the fight decisively against Leapai,” said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions. “This puts him back on track and headed into much bigger fights in 2015. He’s had some bad luck against Glazkov with the scores and Chisora with the quick count over the last two years but the way he fought tonight shows that he can compete with any of the top heavyweights in the world.”
As we inch closer to the epic “Alien vs. Krusher: Hopkins vs. Kovalev” fight night in Atlantic City, welterweight contenders Sadam “World Kid” Ali and Luis Carlos “Potro” Abregu are preparing hard for their co-featured fight on Saturday, November 8 live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Both Ali and Abregu offered insight into how their training camps are going and what the fans can expect on November 8.
Q: Where did you train and whom did you train with?
Sadam Ali: I’ve been training at World Kid Sports for eight months, before this training camp started, it’s my little boxing cave. I’m here with my trainers Willie Vargas and Andre Rozier. My team has a close bond. We’re like family and we work together as a team. It’s all about building and building.
Luis Carlos Abregu: I have been training in Los Angeles for about a month – I train in the Rock Gym in Carson, Calif. and CMC Pro boxing gym in Marina del Rey with my trainer Hector Roca. My trainer when I was in Argentina was Nestor Jaime.
Q: What is your main motivation in training for this fight?
SA: Being on HBO. I’ve been growing up watching HBO and watching the most famous guys shine and I’ve always envisioned myself in that position. I want to be in everybody’s eyes and I want to be known as something special, that’s very important to me. Continue reading
The stars of boxing’s present and future will be out in full force at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, when Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and The Great Promotions present a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader featuring a pivotal welterweight showdown and two world championship fights, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
In a pair of must-see, high-stakes welterweight matchups, British superstar and former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan of Bolton, Englandwill take onformer two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” of St. Louis, Mo., while undefeated interim WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman of Clearwater, Fla., will defend against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu of Lazio, Italy.
Rounding out an action-packed night on the three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will be WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade of Providence, R.I., who risks his 154-pound belt against tough undefeated young star Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo of Houston, Texas. Charlo will make his first attempt at world title glory in a battle of unbeaten junior middleweights. Continue reading
Goossen Promotions returns to the Pechanga Resort and Casino on Thursday, December 11th with “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special televised LIVE on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Advance tickets starting at $55.00 can be purchased through the Pechanga Resort and Casino website (www.Pechanga.com) or by calling 1-877-711-2946. Doors on the night of the event will open at 4:00 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m.
“We wanted to do something special in honor of Dan Goossen and we thought of no better way than to put on a great night of boxing just like he had done for so many years on ESPN,” said Brian Kweder, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions. “Dan’s contributions to the sport of boxing are well documented, but he was also a joy to work with and be around. I’m hopeful that he has a ringside seat wherever he may be for these fights.” Continue reading
Headlined by a rubber match between current WBA super welterweight champion, Layla “Amazing” McCarter and ex World Champion Melissa “Huracan”, Platinum Entertainment in association with The Orleans Hotel & Casino and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, will bring back live professional boxing to The Orleans Hotel and Casino a venue that has one of the richest tradition of local professional boxing in Las Vegas.
The event is schedule for Friday, November 21, 2014.
In addition to the boxing show, the event will host and honor the 1984 US Olympic Boxing Team. Organized by The Ring of Gold Committee, the team from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, is holding their 30 Year Anniversary festivities in Las Vegas, including their appearance at this venue. Continue reading
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico - Mostrando una excelente condición física a dos semanas de su cita con la báscula, el catañés Edgardo ‘Sasso’ López (9-0-1, 4KO’s) y Alberto “El Pedreño’ Mercado (9-0, 2KO’s) dejaron claro que están listos para dejarlo todo sobre el cuadrilátero el viernes, 14 de noviembre en el Coliseo Roberto Clemente de San Juan.
“Estamos entrenando fuerte para poder dar un gran espectáculo para toda la fanaticada. Será una magna cartelera y estamos afinando detalles. Mercado viene con ganas de ganar y sabe que esta es su gran oportunidad. Nosotros venimos más que preparados, concentrados y poniendo nuestro 100% en el boxeo. El 14 de noviembre verán a un Sasso mejorado y dando muchas sorpresas”, manifestó el polifacético boxeador.
‘Sasso’ contó con el respaldo, consejos y supervisión del legendario triple campeón boricua, Wilfredo ‘Bazooka’ Gómez. Continue reading