Alexander Povetkin freezes out Carlos Takam in Russia

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With “The hammer of Thaw,” Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KO’s) KO’d Carlos Takam (30-1-1, 23 KO’s) from Cameroon, in the tenth round in Luzhniki, Moscow, to conquer the WBC Silver heavyweight championship.

From the clang of the opening bell, both fighters stalked each other, looking for the KO interchanging furious blows. However as the barrage and the rounds wore on, Povetkin imposed his dominance via superior skills over Takam. In Round nine the tide decisively swept the Russian’s way. Takam was knocked down hard.

In the tenth,, Povetkin, “Rapped” things up by launching a sustained attack on Taham, overwhelming him. It was only the second professional defeat for Takam.

In another highly entertaining bout, local former Olympic boxer, Rakhim Chakhkiev (20-1, 15 KOs), knocked out Giacobbe Fragomeni, in the fourth round, conquering the EBU cruiserweight Crown.

On the undercard, Manuel Charr, had a great return to the ring defeating the giant American Michael Grant, who could not continue fighting in the 6th round, due to punishment received.

Michael Farenas: Voy para Puerto Rico a noquear a José Pedraza

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Dejando claro que su misión será despachar a José ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (18-0, 12KO’s) temprano en la eliminatoria mundial que se celebrará el 14 de noviembre, el fuerte púgil filipino y primer clasificado de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) en las 130 libras, Michael Farenas (39-4-4, 31KO’s) se encuentra preparándose a todo vapor en el Wild Card Boxing Club de Freddie Roach en California, bajo la tutela del ex campeón mundial, Gerry Peñalosa.

Luego de hacer varios asaltos de guanteletas, sombra y pera loca, Farenas se mostró seguro y confiado en que se alzará con la victoria el 14 de noviembre en el Coliseo Roberto Clemente.

“Quiero agradecer a la FIB y a Universal Promotions por darme esta oportunidad. Esta es una pelea muy importante para mí. Me estoy preparando fuertemente para salir con la victoria el 14 de noviembre en Puerto Rico”, dijo el púgil zurdo apadrinado por Manny Pacquiao. “No dejaré dudas. Voy para Puerto Rico a noquear a Pedraza”. Continue reading

Salita, Cohen team up for November 13th show in Long Island‏

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Star of David Promotions and founder Dmitriy Salita is excited to announce that on November. 13, Star of David will co-promote a professional boxing card at The Space in Westbury, Long Island.

Fans can look forward to seeing heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller back in action, shooting to raise his record to 10-0, with 10 KOs.

Miller conjured buzz with his most recent performance, which was featured on MSG Network last month. Hopes are high that the Brooklyn native, who combines size, punching power, and charisma, will be wowing fight aficionados with even more stellar performances, on bigger stages; Miller promises to wow the masses November. 13 on Long Island. Continue reading

Mohammedi, Glazkov on Hopkins-Kovalev undercard

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History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins attempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the globe enter the ring to showcase their skills on the world stage. Pugilists from the Ukraine, Puerto Rico, France, Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia and the United States will be featured, making November 8 a testament to the worldwide appeal of the sweet science.

Fighting out of Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, 29-year-old Nadjib Mohammedi (35-3, 21 KOs) turned professional in 2005 and is eager to step through the ropes for his second consecutive fight on U.S. shores. The WBA Continental and French champion at 175 pounds, Mohammedi is ranked number one in the world by the IBF, fourth by the WBA and eighth by the WBO, giving him every reason to watch the November 8 main event intently should he get by Kansas City southpaw Demetrius Walker (7-7-1, 4 KOs) in their 10-round matchup. Continue reading

Matt Korobov – Andy Lee Middleweight Title Fight Added to Dec 13 Show at The Cosmopolitan‏

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The exciting world championship boxing event, featuring the Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley vs. Diego “La Joya” Chaves 12-round welterweight rumble and the Mauricio Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez , Jr. World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Championship, taking place Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109), has added another world title fight to its stellar card. Top-rated contendersMatt Korobov  and Andy Lee will battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Championship. The tripleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.

“Matt Korobov and Andy Lee will thrill fans in their battle for World Middleweight Championship at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Adding this bout to the already stacked December 13 show featuring Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves and Jose Benavidez vs. Mauricio Herrera makes this an incredible triple header and a wonderful way to close out the year.” said Todd duBoef, president, Top Rank.

“Andy Lee is legitimately one of the best middleweights in the world and he will prove that when he defeats Matt Korobov,” said Lou DiBella. “Korobov-Lee is an evenly matched fight that is sure to bring fireworks. December 13 will be a great night for boxing fans.” Continue reading

Pacquiao-Roach-Arum Conference Call Quotes

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FREDDIE ROACH: We have had a great training camp so far wit the workouts with Manny. Last time we began with four rounds and this time my first day in camp we went 12 rounds and Manny wasn’t even breathing. We have had a great start, probably the best start we have ever had and sparring has been going very well – we have over 35 rounds of sparring in so far and we have some great sparring partners (Viktor) Postol the number one contender in the world, Mike Jones who is a big 147-pounder and Stan Martyniouk, from San Francisco. All the guys are tall and I think some guys are better than our opponent, but we will see very soon.

MANNY PACQUIAO: Hello everyone and thanks for being on the call. I am excited again to fight against a tall opponent like Chris Algieri. I have fought tall guys like Algieri before so I know what it will be like when I get in the ring with him on November 22.

What is your biggest concern with Algieri?

FREDDIE ROACH: He is a pretty good mover. He moves pretty well and he is very defensive. He has a good jab – one of the best in h business — and he has a good left hand. His jab is his best weapon and it is something that we have to really take care of. Continue reading

Mike Gavronski to meet Gerardo Ibarra at Battle at the Boat 98 on November 15th‏

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On Saturday, November 15th, Brian Halquist Productions presents: Battle at the Boat 98; live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with the first of six bouts scheduled to start at 7:00PM.

The main event of the evening will see talented Tacoma native, Mike Gavronski (14-1-1, 10 KOs) face off against Gerardo Ibarra (14-1-0, 8 KOs) of Houston, Texas in a 10-round bout. Gavronski’s most recent appearance came on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights where he lost in a close unanimous decision victory to the highly touted Tureano Johnson. The loss was Gavronski’s first in what has been a very successful start to his professional boxing career. Gavronski has proven himself a true knockout artist, with 10 of his 14 victories coming by way of stoppage and he’ll look to add another to his record when he takes on the young 24 year old, Gerardo Ibarra. After scoring knockout victories in 8 of his first 9 professional fights, Ibarra has shown he can also outlast most opponents, going the distance in each of his last 6 fights. Continue reading