Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach now trained by Robert Garcia‏


Undefeated United States Boxing Association (USBA) lightweight champion Ivan “The Terrible” Redkach (17-0, 13 KOs) has changed head trainers, adding former world champion and 2011 Trainer of the Year

Robert Garcia to his corner.

The 28-year-old Redkach, who won 260 of 300 amateur matches and represented his native Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as a team alternate, was always considered a better professional prospect than amateur because of his ferocious style and devastating power in both hands.

Rated in the top 10 by three of the four sanctioning bodies – IBF #6, WBC #8 and WBA #10 – Redkach and his manager, Larry Army (Elite Management), felt a world-class trainer was needed on Team Redkach as the Ukrainian fighter closes in on his first world title shot, hopefully, in 2015.

“I have a lot of respect for my former trainer, Mario Morales, but I needed a new trainer to teach me how to win at the championship level,” Redkach said. “I didn’t show any improvement in my last two fights, something I need to do every fight to be a legitimate world title contender.

“Robert Garcia has proven many times that he is a great trainer, one of the best in boxing. I get great sparring at his gym in Oxnard, which is only a one-hour drive from my home (in Los Angeles). I can’t wait for my next fight to show everybody how much I’ve improved.” Continue reading

Regresa la campeona Amanda Serrano / Dato histórico sobre su victoria en Argentina‏

Amanda con el arbitro y el titulo

La campeona mundial de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo en las 135 libras, Amanda Serrano ( 21-1-1, 16 KO ) de Puerto Rico, estará de regreso al cuadrilátero, el jueves, 18 de septiembre en Nueva York para enfrentarse a Jackie Trivilino ( 9-8-3, 1 KO ) de dicho estado en un combate pautado a ocho asaltos y en las 126 libras, desde el Millenium Theater en Brighton Beach.

“Muchos me han comentado que porqué estaré bajando a las 126 libras para esta pelea, si la semana pasada en Argentina, gané un título mundial en las 135 libras y la respuesta es porque puedo hacer el peso sin problemas, la pelea ya estaba cuadrada mucho antes de la pelea en Argentina y lamentablemente, en el boxeo femenino no me puedo dar el lujo de pelear cada 3 o 4 meses por razones económicas. Yo sólo espero que en el futuro se pueda reconocer más a el boxeo femenino”, dijo Amanda Serrano.

Sobre su oponente Serrano comentó:”Todas las peleas de Trivilino han sido fuertes. Muchas han sido bien cerradas ante tremendas oponentes y sabemos que para ganarle, hay que estar en perfectas condiciones porque ella es una guerrera de gran experiencia y que lleva mucho tiempo entrenando para este pelea”.

El pasado viernes, 15 de agosto, la carolinense, residente en Brooklyn, viajó hacia Argentina para enfrentarse a la campeona mundial, Maria ‘Tily’ Maderna, quien ya llevaba tres defensas exitosas de su título, pero no pudo con la agresividad de la boricua, terminando el combate por nocaut en el sexto asalto.

Con dicha victoria, Serrano se convirtió en la primera boxeadora puertorriqueña en ganar títulos mundiales reconocidos en dos divisiones ( 130lbs-135lbs ).

El 10 de septiembre de 2011, la zurda boricua se convirtió en la primera campeona mundial de las 130 libras en la historia de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo ( FIB ), al derrotar a Kimberly Connor por nocaut en el primer asalto.

Luego, el 16 de febrero de 2013, la pegadora carolinense bajó a las 126 libras para capturar los títulos mundiales de la Federación Universal de Boxeo ( UBF, siglas en inglés ) y el de la Asociación de Boxeo Internacional Femenino ( WIBA, siglas en inglés ), tras vencer a Wanda Pena Ozuna por nocaut técnico en el primer asalto.


Arthur Abraham-Paul Smith Press Conference Quotes and Pictures

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On September 27 in Kiel, Germany, Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) puts his WBO World Super Middleweight title on the line against Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs). The champion and challenger came face-to-face for the first time at today’s kick-off press conference at the Sparkassen-Arena.

The champion, ‘’King Arthur’’, is anticipating a British invasion on September 27, with Smith having reportedly already sold 2,000 tickets to his travelling fans. ‘’It’s great that Smith is bringing so many fans to Kiel,’’ said the hard-hitting 34 year-old. ‘’English fans always create a good atmosphere – even when they know their fighter will lose. This will be my fourth fight in Kiel and my fourth victory. Anybody who wants to celebrate with me on September 27 should get their tickets now before they sell out.’’

‘’It’s a dream come true to finally get my chance to fight for a world title,’’ said former British Champion, Smith. ‘’I would like to thank Team Sauerland and my promoter Eddie Hearn for making this happen. I have a lot of fans travelling over to watch me become world champion and they won’t be disappointed.’’

Promoter Kalle Sauerland is expecting an exciting fight when the pair meet at the Sparkassen-Arena. ‘’British boxers always have a great fighting spirit.’’ said Sauerland. ‘’Smith will try to get at Arthur from the opening bell and put him under pressure. Arthur will be aware of this and will be ready for whatever Smith has to offer. I think we could be in for a spectacular finish and another successful defence for King Arthur.’’

Smith’s promoter Eddie Hearn is also looking forward to an exciting fight and the opportunity to revive his friendly rivalry with Sauerland. ‘’I have worked with Kalle on two big fights recently,’’ said Hearn. ‘’On both occasions my fighters have come out on top. It will be no different on September 27.’’

Frankie De Alba Headlines on Saturday, October 4


On Saturday night, October 4, Boxing Promotions returns to the Valley Forge Casino Resort with a big night of boxing that will be headlined by rising Jr. Lightweight Frankie De Alba appearing in the 8-round Jr. Lightweight bout.

The show is promoted by King’s Boxing and Peltz Boxing.

In the 8-round co-feature, undefeated Jr. Welterweight Naim Nelson will take on Delaware favorite Ryan Belasco.

DeAlba of Reading, PA will compete in an 8-round bout. He has won 11 consecutive fights and is unbeaten in his last 15 that has raised his record to 13-1-2 with 5knockouts.

During the streak he has defeated two undefeated fighters in Benjamin Burgos and Andrew Bentley. On November 30, he scored a thrilling 4th round stoppage over Osnel Charles. In his last bout, DeAlba scored 5th round stoppage over Pablo Batres on a body shot that took place on June 28 in Reading, PA. That win earned DeAlba the UBF All America Super Featherweight title

DeAlba’s opponent will be named shortly.

Nelson of Philadelphia is unblemished going 12-0 with 1 knockout. He has faced good competition with wins over previously undefeated Korey Sloane (1-0) as well as Esteban Rodriguez (5-1-1), Victor Vasquez (15-6-1) to win the Pennsylvania State Lightweight title and in his last bout, the 24 year-old Nelson scored an 8-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Jerome Rodriguez (6-0-3) om May 16 in Philadelphia. Continue reading

Omar Figueroa decides stay in the lightweight division


Following detailed discussions with his team and his promoter, WBC lightweight champion, Omar Figueroa, confirms he’ll continue in the lightweight division.

“Panterita” recently expressed his desire to climb up to the 140 pounds category, to realize the possibly of a mega clash against WBC super lightweight champion Danny Garcia.

After this last announcement, the World Boxing Council have asked Omar to have a metabolic study, to be absolutely sure that this decision won’t affect his health.

At the self same time, we would like to guarantee our full support to Omar, who has proved to be a proud green and gold Champion. The WBC will give the timespan that “Panterita” needs to chart the course of his brilliant career. He’ll have our support, either if he stays in the lightweight division, or if he climbs up to super lightweight division.

Cousins to fight each other in Panama


The undercard bout of “Turning Point” this Saturday, August 23rd at the gym Roberto Duran Gym in Panama City, is a duel between Panamanian cousins ​​Leroy “Sensational” Estrada ( 12-1 5 KOs) and Carlos ” Spidey” Ortega (9-3-2, 4 KOs), with the WBC Silver straw weight title, to be harvested.

“This fight between cousins is generating a lot of expectation. The desire for glory and the significance of the Silver title, convinced them to compete.

“He does not speak too much and I’ll do it for both us that night. We’re ready offer a great show … The work has been done well with trainer Francisco Arroyo and we are in a tremendous shape,” Ortega declared, adding:

“We been been working on speed and defence, so we ‘re ready for this extraordinary fight,” said Estrada.

Philippine Supreme Court Issues TRO in Manny Pacquiao Tax Case‏


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The Philippine Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop the enforcement of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ruling which ordered Saranggani Congressman Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee to post a cash bond in the amount of P3,298,514,894.35 (US$74.9 Million) or a surety bond in the amount of P4,947,772,341.53 (US$112.4 Million), as a condition for suspending the collection of alleged deficiency 2008 and 2009 income tax and value added tax by the Bureau of Internal Revenue while their appeal is still being heard.

The CTA (First Division) was further ordered to proceed with CTA Case No. 8683 with “deliberate dispatch”.

The TRO is attached.

The Supreme Court likewise enjoined the BIR from issuing, executing, enforcing, implementing, or otherwise giving effect to any Warrant of Distraint and/or Levy, Warrants of Garnishment, and Notice of Tax Lien, and from attempting to collect any tax on the basis of the deficiency income tax and VAT assessments against petitioners for the years 2008 and 2009.

The TRO is to be extended “indefinitely and until further orders”.

Cong. Pacquiao and Jinkee thanked God for the welcome development in what has been a bitter dispute with the Philippine tax authorities. The couple were likewise grateful that the Supreme Court was able to urgently act on their Petition.

Cong. Pacquiao stated, “The issuance by the High Court of a TRO allows both side to have a fair opportunity to present evidence and prove their case before the CTA. I think I have said all that needs to be said in connection with the taxes I have paid in the United States and in the Philippines. Let us now let the legal process take its course. For now, I am just glad I will be able to concentrate on training for my upcoming bout in Macau.”