CHRIS EUBANK JR. vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM
IBO Super Middleweight World Championship

Saturday, July 15, 2017 * The SES Arena, Wembley * London
LIVE ON PPV IN UNITED STATES
2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
 
Chris Eubank Jr. vs. “King” Arthur Abraham 

Airing tomorrow live on PPV in US
& in Canada on Super Channel

Chris Eubank Jr. (L) & Arthur Abraham
(picture courtesy of Poxon Sports)


LONDON (July 14, 2017) — The official weigh in was held today in London for tomorrow’s Chris Eubank Jr. vs. “King” Arthur Abraham” card, airing live on Pay-Per-View in the United States, as well as available in Canada, exclusively for Super Channel subscribers.

 
Below find the official weights for the eight principal fighters:
 
MAIN EVENT – IBO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (12 rounds)
CHRIS EUBANK JR. (24-1, 19 KOs), Champion, Brighton, Sussex, UK 167 ½ lbs.
vs.
“King” ARTHUR ABRAHAM (46-5, 30 KOs), Challenger, Berlin, Germany 1684 lbs.
 
CO-FEATURE – IBF FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (12 rounds)
‘Lightning” LEO SELBY (24-1, 9 KOs), Champion, Barry, Wales, UK 126 lbs.
vs.
JONATHAN VICTOR “Yoni” BARROS (41-4-1, 22 KOs), Ciudad Mendoza, Argentina lbs.
 
IBF INTER-CONTINENTAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (12 ROUNDS)
KID GALAHAD (22-0, 13 KOs), Champion, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK 125 lbs.
vs.
JOSE “El Tigre” CAYETANO (21-5, 10 KOs), Challenger, Tijuana, Mexico 126 lbs.
 
WBA CONTINENTAL SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (12 rounds)
ROBBIE DAVIES, JR. (15-0, 11 KOs), Champion, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK 139 lbs.
vs.
MICHAL SYROWATKA (18-1, 6 KOs), Challenger, 18-1 (6 KOs) 139 ½ lbs.
 
(Additional fights or highlights may be shown, time permitting).
 
 
LIVE AIRING:   Integrated Sports Media will distribute “Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham” live in the United States on cable and satellite and online PPV, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT ,via iN Demand, Vubiquity, DISH and FITE TV for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Outside of North America, “Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham” is being distributed to broadcasters worldwide by leading boxing television rights distribution firm, Protoco Sports Marketing Ltd.

In Canada, the event will be available on television to fight fans that subscribe to premium pay television network Super Channel. Contact the local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.

 
INFORMATION:
Twitter: @IntegratedPPV, @SuperChannel, @fitetv


 

ABOUT INTEGRATED SPORTS MEDIA: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed-Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Ricky Hatton, Christian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Kahn, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, and Ruslan Chagaev. In addition, Integrated Sports Media distributed numerous International soccer matches showcasing teams like Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA, as well as World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com.
 
ABOUT PROTOCOL SPORTS MARKETING LTD.: Protocol Sports Marketing is the world’s leading distributor of live-via-satellite and tape delayed boxing events. Since marketing its first live broadcast in 2009, the company has developed a strong, transparent and integrity-driven bond with rights holders, promoters and other Boxing stakeholders. Fuelling Protocol’s success has been its singular passion to re-establish Boxing to past heights, and its efforts have successfully increased both the number of international broadcasters who license Boxing and the amount of Boxing telecasts that they license. The hundreds of live and taped telecasts that Protocol Sports has historically distributed to broadcasters contain a vast majority of the fan-friendly fighters of the past decade, and the company prides itself on identifying and presenting emerging Boxing stars, early in their careers, to TV channels around the world, being first to introduce many international broadcasters to present-day Boxing stars including Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward, Carl Frampton, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Adonis Stevenson and many more For more information on events distributed by Protocol Sports Marketing, visit www.protocolsports.com.
 
ABOUT SUPER CHANNEL: Super Channelis a national premium pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
 
Super Channel’s mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled team work that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.
 
Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.
 
Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron, Westman Communications and other regional providers.
ABOUT FITE TV: FITE TV (www.fite.tv) is a programming network that brings live and on-demand ring sports programs to MMA, Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing fans around the world.  With only access to a smartphone and a connected TV, with the FITE app, viewers can watch live events, on-demand programming, interviews and fighting sports related movies and documentaries on the big TV screen. 
 
FITE TV has worked with the leading combat sports promoters in the world including Golden Boy Promotions, Sauerland Boxing, Ring of Honor Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, Professional Fighters League, Rizin, Max Muay Thai and others.
 
FITE TC is a full-fledged TV programming network, FITE televises live pay-per-views and TV tapings on a weekly schedule.
 

FITE was launched on February 9th, 2016 as a product of Flipps Media Inc, a company that brings digital entertainment content (movies, news and video) on television with its patented tap-to-stream functionality. Flipps Media Inc. is funded by EarlyBird Venture Capital, Tim Draper and LAUNCHub.

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NORTH AMERICAN MEDIA CONTACT:
Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @fightpublicist
 
PPV:
Doug Jacobs, Integrated Sports Media, 201.610.1500, doug@integratedsportsnet.com, @IntegratedPPV
 
WORLDWIDE TELEVISION & DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION:
Christopher Paterson, Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd., 416.449.9400 ext. 246, cpaterson@protocolsports.com.
 
SUPER CHANNEL:
Kimberley Ball, Super Channel, 416.302.6464, kim.ball@superchannel.ca
FITE TV:

Michael Weber, 727.424.9938, michael.weber@flipps.com,

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CHRIS EUBANK JR. vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM IBO Super Middleweight World Championship Saturday, July 15 SES Arena, Wembley London LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT

CHRIS EUBANK JR. vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM

IBO Super Middleweight World Championship

Saturday, July 15, 2017 * The SES Arena, Wembley * London

LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA

2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Arthur Abraham

IBO Super Middleweight World Championship

AIRING IN CANADA THIS SATURDAY

LIVE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL

 

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 9, 2017) – In a continuing campaign to make it a network destination for Canadian boxing fans, Super Channel has announced its subscribers across Canada will be able to watch this Saturday’s action from London, headlined by International Boxing Organization (IBO) Super Middleweight World Champion Chris Eubank Jr. against 3-time, 2-division world titlist “King” Arthur Abraham, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT, live from The SES Arena, Wembley, in London.

Four championship fights on the exciting “Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham” card, promoted by Poxon Sports in association with Team Sauerland, will air live on Super Channel.

Super Channel has recently aired Brook vs. Spence Jr. and Pacquiao-Horn, live from the UK and Australia, respectively.

“We are delighted to have yet another world-class bout to bring to Canadian fight fans,” said Troy Wassill. Dorector of Programming, Domestic Distributors & Sports for Super Channel. “The phenomenal response on social media we had to the Pacquiao vs Horn bout we recently aired, goes to show that Canadian viewers are hungry for more great boxing action and we intend to deliver.”

The 27-year-old, British-born Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) is the son of Chris Eubank Sr., (45-5-2, 23 KOs), the former World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight and middleweight world champion, who co-trains and manages his son.

Eubank Jr. is a former Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) Middleweight World Champion. The rising British star captured the IBO title this past February, stopping Renold Quinlan (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10th round. His July 15th fight versus Abraham will be his first IBO title defense.

Eubank is also world rated No. 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 8 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

The far more experienced Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs), fighting out of Berlin, Germany, Is the IBO No. 1 ranked contender. The tough Armenia-native is a two-time WBO super middleweight world champion, in addition to being a former IBF Middleweight World Champion. Remarkably, he is 18-4 (9 KOs) in world championships, 7-4 (4 KOs) against former or current world champions.

Past world champions Abraham has defeated during his 17-year professional career includes Raul Marquez, Hector Javier Velazco, Jermain Taylor, Robert Stieglitz three times, and Giovanni De Carolis. “King” Arthur also holds victories over world-class opponents such as Martin Murray, Paul Smith twice, Lajuan Simon, Edison Miranda twice, Khoren Gevor, Sebastian Demers, Kofi Jantuah, Kingsley Ikeke, Robin Krasniqi and Howard Eastman.

Four of Abraham’s five career losses have been to world champions Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Gilberto Ramirez and Stieglitz, who is the only opponent to stop Abraham, winner of 10 of his last 11 fights, the most recent a 12-round unanimous decision win over Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) this past April in Germany.

Abraham is the No. 1 ranked WBO super middleweight, WBA No. 4, and No. 7 by the IBF and The Ring magazine.

Welshman “Lightning” Lee Selby (24-1, 9 KOs) makes his third defense of his IBF Featherweight World title, which he originally captured May 30, 2015, taking an eighth-round technical decision over previously unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KOs).

In the 12-round co-feature, the popular Selby will face his stiffest challenge in former WBA Featherweight World Champion Jonathan Victor “Yoni” Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs), of Argentina, the IBF No. 1 contender.

Also scheduled to air live on Super Channel on July 15th are a pair of interesting 12-round match-ups as highly-touted Kid Galahad (22-0, 13 KOs) defends his IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title against the stiffest test of his young career, Mexican challenger Jose “El Tigre” Cayetano (21-5, 10 KOs), as well as undefeated WBA Continental super lightweight champion Robbie Davis Jr. (15-0, 11 KOs), ranked No. 4 by the IBF, puts his belt on the line versus Michal Syrowatka (18-1, 6 KOs), of Poland.

To see the “Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham” live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it has to offer, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month. Continue reading

Undefeated Devar Ferhadi takes on Antowyan Aikens in main event on Friday, August 11 at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia

 

 

Undefeated Devar Ferhadi takes on Antowyan Aikens in main event on Friday, August 11 at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia

Plus undefeated knockout sensation Christian Carto

Antonio Dubose battles Josh Crespo

Local favorites Khalib Whitmore, Erik Spring, David Gonzales & Brandon Robinson in action

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Philadelphia, Penn. (July 10, 2017)–Undefeated super middleweight Devar Ferhadi will take on his toughest test when he takes on battle tested Antowyan Aikens in the eight-round main event of a great night of boxing on Friday, August 11th at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.

The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Ferhadi of Frederick, Maryland was born in Iraq, and has amassed a perfect mark of 7-0 with six knockouts.

Ferhadi has one of the unique stories in the sport as he spends about eight months out of the year as a medical student in Kurdastad, Iraq.

The 22 year-old began fighting at age 14 and went 10-2 as an amateur.  He lost in an Olympic qualifying tournament.

He started coming to the United States, and his whole family still resides in Iraq.

This will be Ferhadi’s first fight in almost a year when he stopped Christopher Petty in three rounds on August 19m 2016 in Crystal City, Virginia.

Aikens of Atlantic City, New Jersey has a record of 11-3-1 with one knockout.

Aikens, who turned professional in 2011, won his first ten fights, which was highlighted by a win over then0undefeated Sherman Artis.

Aikens went through a stretch where he went 0-3-1 against fighters who had a combined record of 29-2-2.  On May 19, Aikens got back in the win column in a big way when he took a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Amir Shabazz (4-0) in Philadelphia.

Appearing in the six-round co-feature, will be exciting bantamweight knockout artist Christian Carto (10-0, 10 KO’s).

Carto’s opponent will be named shortly.

Also in six-round bouts:

Erik Spring (9-1-2, 1 KO) of Reading, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a junior middleweight bout.

David Gonzales (8-2-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Darius Earvin (4-1) of Los Angeles in a super lightweight bout.

Marquis Taylor (6-1) of Houston will fight Vincent Floyd (3-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest.

Antonio DuBose (8-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Josh Crespo (7-4-3, 3 KO’s) of New Haven, CT in a super featherweight bout.

Brandon Robinson (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a super middleweight bout.

In four-round fights:

Demetrius Williams (1-2) of Philadelphia will take on Kashon Hutchinson (2-3, 1 KO) of Reading, PA in a super lightweight affair.

Jerrod Taylor of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Steven Lopez (0-1) of Philadelphia in a bantamweight fight.

Tickets are on sale for $100, $75, $50, and can be purchased at SugarHouseBoxing.eventbrite.com

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SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,700 people, and for six consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and for five straight years a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.

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CHRIS EUBANK JR. vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM IBO Super Middleweight World Championship Saturday, July 15, 2017 * The SES Arena, Wembley * London

         
CHRIS EUBANK JR. vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM
IBO Super Middleweight World Championship

Saturday, July 15, 2017 * The SES Arena, Wembley * London
 

LIVE ON PPV IN UNITED STATES
2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chris Eubank Jr. vs. “King” Arthur Abraham
IBO Super Middleweight World Championship
To air July 15 live on PPV in United States
TENAFLY, N.J.(June 29, 2017) – One of boxing’s most polarizing and exciting young fighters faces a dangerous three-time, two-division world champion, as Chris Eubank Jr. defends his International Boxing Organization (IBO) Super Middleweight Championship against “King” Arthur Abraham on Saturday, July 15, available to watch on Pay Per View in the United States, starting at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, live from SES Arena, Wembley in London, England.
 
“Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham”, promoted by Poxon Sports in association with Team Sauerland, is presented in the United States by Integrated Sports Media and Protocol Sports Marketing, Ltd.
 
Integrated Sports Media will distribute “Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham” live in the United States on cable and satellite PPV via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. In Canada, the event will be available on television to fight fans that subscribe to premium pay television network Super Channel.
 
Outside of North America, “Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham” is being distributed to broadcasters worldwide by leading boxing television rights distribution firm, Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd.
 
Only 27 years old, the British-born Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) enters the contest with less experience than Abraham but with power, a mean streak, and meaningful boxing pedigree. Eubank Jr. has won 16 of his last 17 fights by stoppage.
 
His father, Chris Eubank Sr. (45-5-2, 23 KOs), is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight and middleweight world champion. Eubank Sr. co-trains and manages his son, in addition to being an idiosyncratic presence in and around his son’s fights, and the British fight scene.
 
A former Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) Middleweight World Champion, Eubank Jr. captured the IBO title this past February, stopping Renold Quinlan (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10th round. His July 15th fight versus Abraham will mark the confident young champion’s first IBO title defense.
 
“Abraham is a strong, come forward fighter,” Eubank Jr. said, “but he’s one-dimensional. He’s very good in that one dimension, but a one-dimensional fighter cannot beat me. I see a lot of holes in his game and I’m going to exploit those holes ruthlessly.”
 
The IBO No. 1 rated Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) fights out of Berlin, Germany. “King” Arthur is a two-time WBO super middleweight world champion, as well as a former International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight world champion. The powerful Armenian has a sensational 18-4 (9 KOs) record in world championships, 7-4 (4 KOs) against former or current world champions. Noted victims during his 17-year professional career reads like a Who’s Who of Boxing in the 160- and 168-pound divisions, including world champions Raul Marquez, Hector Javier Velazco, Jermain Taylor, Robert Stieglitz thrice, and Giovanni De Carolis. Abraham has also defeated world-class opponents such as Martin Murray, Paul Smith twice, Lajuan Simon, Edison Miranda twice, Khoren Gevor, Sebastian Demers, Kofi Jantuah, Kingsley Ikeke, Robin Krasniqi and Howard Eastman.
 
Four of Abraham’s five career losses have been to world champions Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Stieglitz and Gilberto Ramirez. Stieglitz is the only opponent to stop Abraham, who has won 10 of his last 11 fights, the most recent a 12-round unanimous decision win over Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) this past April in Germany.
 
“I will make sure that I’m in top shape and ready to secure a great victory,” Abraham remarked. “I know Chris Eubank, Jr. is a good fighter, like his dad. I’m expecting a tough fight, but I am confident I will beat him.”
 
Also airing live is the 12-round International Boxing Federation (IBF) Featherweight World Championship match as popular Welshman “Lightning” Lee Selby (24-1, 9 KOs) makes his third defense of the title he captured May 30, 2015, when he won an eighth-round technical decision over previously unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KOs).
 
Selby will be challenged by former WBA Featherweight World Champion Jonathan Victor “Yoni” Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs), of Argentina, who is the IBF No. 1 contender.
 
Additional PPV fights will soon be announced.
 
INFORMATION:
Twitter: @IntegratedPPV, @SuperChannel
ABOUT INTEGRATED SPORTS MEDIA: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed-Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Ricky Hatton, Christian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Kahn, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, and Ruslan Chagaev. In addition, Integrated Sports Media distributed numerous International soccer matches showcasing teams like Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA, as well as World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com.
 
ABOUT PROTOCOL SPORTS MARKETING LTD.: Protocol Sports Marketing is the world’s leading distributor of live-via-satellite and tape delayed boxing events. Since marketing its first live broadcast in 2009, the company has developed a strong, transparent and integrity-driven bond with rights holders, promoters and other Boxing stakeholders. Fuelling Protocol’s success has been its singular passion to re-establish Boxing to past heights, and its efforts have successfully increased both the number of international broadcasters who license Boxing and the amount of Boxing telecasts that they license. The hundreds of live and taped telecasts that Protocol Sports has historically distributed to broadcasters contain a vast majority of the fan-friendly fighters of the past decade, and the company prides itself on identifying and presenting emerging Boxing stars, early in their careers, to TV channels around the world, being first to introduce many international broadcasters to present-day Boxing stars including Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward, Carl Frampton, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Adonis Stevenson and many more For more information on events distributed by Protocol Sports Marketing, visit www.protocolsports.com.
 
ABOUT SUPER CHANNEL: Super Channelis a national premium pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
 
Super Channel’s mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled team work that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.
 
Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.
 
Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron, Westman Communications and other regional providers.

Solid Robin Krasniqi vs. Arthur Abraham PPV Undercard Announced for April 22nd

          
ROBIN KRASNIQI vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM 
WBO Super Middleweight Title Eliminator
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 * Congress Center * Ekfurt, Germany
LIVE ON PPV IN NORTH AMERICA
2 pm ET / 11 am PT

 

TENAFLY, N.J.(April 12, 2017) – A solid pay-per-view undercard has been announced, supporting the potentially explosive World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight title eliminator, between two-time world title challenger Robin Krasniqi and three-time, two-division world champion “King” Artur Abraham.

 
“Krasniqi vs. Abraham”, promoted by SES Promotions, is a presentation of Integrated Sports Media and FITE, airing live in North America from Congress Center in Ekfurt, Germany.   
 
Integrated Sports Media will distribute “Krasniqi vs. Abraham” live in North America, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH in the United States, as well as Rogers, Shaw and Sask Tel in Canada, also on the FITE app and website (www.Fite.tv), for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.
 
Outside of North America, “Krasniqi vs. Abraham” is being licensed by leading boxing television rights distribution firm, Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd.
 
WBO No. 3-rated Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs), who is a former European and WBO International Light Heavyweight Champion, battles WBO No. 2-ranked Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) in the 12-round main event to determine the mandatory challenger for reigning WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Gilberto Ramirez, of Mexico.
 
Undefeated German heavyweight prospect Tom Schwarz (18-0, 11 KOs) faces Adnan “Bosnian Lion” Redzovic (17-1, 6 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship.  The 22-year-old Schwarz is the reigning WBO Youth heavyweight titlist, while Redzovic is a veteran fighter from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 

A pair of unbeaten light heavyweights, Adam Deines (10-0-1, 5 KOs) and Lukasz Golebiewski, square off in a 10-round bout.  Deines, fighting out of Germany, is a former German International and German BDB cruiserweight champion.  A native of Poland who lives in Bonn, Germany, Golebiewski is the current German GBA light heavyweight title holder.

 
Additional fights or highlights may be shown, time permitting.

ROBIN KRASNIQI vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM WBO Super Middleweight Title Eliminator Saturday, April 22, 2017 * Congress Center * Ekfurt, Germany LIVE ON PPV IN NORTH AMERICA

ROBIN KRASNIQI vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM 

WBO Super Middleweight Title Eliminator

Saturday, April 22, 2017 * Congress Center * Ekfurt, Germany

LIVE ON PPV IN NORTH AMERICA

2 pm ET / 11 am PT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Robin Krasniqi vs. “King” Arthur Abraham  

WBO super middleweight title eliminator

To air April 22 live on PPV in North America

TENAFLY, N.J.(April 9, 2017) – The World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight title eliminator, featuring two-time world title challenger Robin Krasniqi taking on the three-time, two-division world champion “King” Artur Abraham, will be available to watch April 22 on pay per view in North America, starting at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. a.m. PT, live from Congress Center in Ekfurt, Germany.  The two fighters have a combined record or 91-9 with 47 knockouts.

“Krasniqi vs. Abraham”, promoted by SES Promotions, is a presentation of Integrated Sports Media and FITE.

Integrated Sports Media will distribute “Krasniqi vs. Abraham” live in North America, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH in the United States, as well as Rogers, Shaw and Sask Tel in Canada, also on the FITE app and website, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

Outside of North America, “Krasniqi vs. Abraham” is being licensed by leading boxing television rights distribution firm, Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd.

Born in Kosovo, the 29-year-old Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) is a former European and WBO International Light Heavyweight Champion, who resides in Munich, Germany and packs a thunderous punch. Three fights ago, he moved down in weight from Light Heavyweight to Super Middleweight, winning all three bouts at the new weight class and looking highly impressive.

In 2013, Krasniqi lost his first world title shot by way of a 12-round unanimous decision to defending WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Nathan Cleverly (25-0), in London, by way of a hard-fought 12-round decision.

Following his first career defeat, Krasniqi went on to capture the WBO International Light Heavyweight Title with a seventh-round knockout of previously undefeated Emmanuel Danso (20-0), and has since defended that belt.  Krasniqi won the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental Light Heavyweight Title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Oleksandr Cherviak (14-3-1).

In 2014, Krasniqi successfully defended those two championships, taking a 12-round unanimous decision from Dariusz Sek (21-1-1), which set up his second world title shot, March 21, 2015 in Germany, against long-time defending WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Juergan Braehmer (45-2) in a massive all-German world title showdown.  Krasniqi was unable to answer the bell for the 10th round but learned that he should drop a weight class.  Since moving down to Super Middleweight, Krasniqi has looked impressive but Abraham will surely be the biggest test of his career.

Rated No. 2 by the WBO, Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) has positioned himself for another world title shot as the winner of his Apr. 22nd eliminator with Krasniqi will become the mandatory challenger for reigning WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Gilberto Ramirez, of Mexico. Abraham lost his WBO crown by way a 12-round unanimous decision to Ramirez in Las Vegas in 2016 but must win against Krasniqi to have an opportunity at regaining his title.

The 37-year-old Abraham, a native of Armenia who lives in Berlin, Germany, is a two-time WBO (World Boxing Organization) Super Middleweight Champion, as well as the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Middleweight World Champion. The knockout artist has a remarkable 18-4 (9 KOs) record in world championship bouts and is 7-4 (4 KOs) against former or current world champions.  Noted victims during his 16-½ year professional career reads like a Who’s Who of Boxing in the 160 and 168-pound divisions, including world champions Raul Marquez, Hector Javier Velazco, Jermain Taylor, Robert Stieglitz thrice, and Giovanni De Carolis. Abraham has also defeated world-class opponents such as Martin Murray, Paul Smith twice, Lajuan Simon, Edison Miranda twice. Khoren Gevor, Sebastian Demers, Kofi Jantuah, Kingsley Ikeke and Howard Eastman. Continue reading

David Benavidez – Striving for greatness gets right back in the gym

 

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (July 7, 2016) – Just two days after dominating previously undefeated Francy Ntetu (16-1, 3 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions’ June 25th CBS card at New York’s Barclay’s Center, “El Bandera Roja,” David Benavidez, was back at his home gym in Long Beach, preparing for his next bout.  The rising star had no intention of taking time off, and jumped right into an intense training regimen that included sparring with Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (34-0, 24KO), who was set to make his pay-per-view debut later in the month, but was sidelined this week with an injury.

 

“My last fight was hard, but I learned a lot,” stated Benavidez regarding his bout with previously unbeaten Canadian Ntetu.  “It was great experience, getting rounds in.”

 

With only one exception, a six round fight that went the distance in 2014, Benavidez hadn’t fought beyond the second round, knocking out opponent after opponent.

 

“I feel better and more experienced,” Benavidez continued.  “I have confidence knowing I can go into deep waters and finish a fight if I have to.  I’m learning how to pace myself when I need to during a round, and I know that those later rounds made me a better fighter.”

 

As Benavidez prepares for his next fight, he’s focused completely on improving himself.

 

“I didn’t mind getting right back to the gym,” said Benavidez.  “This is my lifestyle now. I just want to train.   I want to look at what I did wrong in my last fight and fix it.  I don’t want to get rusty in between fights. When I’m not physically training, I’m thinking about mistakes I made in fights, techniques that can be improved.  I want to get better each fight, and I’m consumed by that.”

 

“It’s this commitment to success and improvement that sets David apart from other young men his age, and other fighters,” said Jose Benavidez, Sr., David’s father and head trainer.  “This is what makes him different, and this is why he’s going to be the best.”

 

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Abraham motivated for Murray challenge

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San Diego, CA – November, 18 2015 –.Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) aims to extend his domination of the 168 lbs division with a victory over Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs)   This Saturday, November 21, live on AWEA WEALTH OF ENTERTAINMENT 

The fight will be part of a split-site championship doubleheader that will also pit WBA Lightweight champion Darleys Perez defending his title against Anthony Crolla from Manchester, England beginning at 3 PM ET / 12 Noon PT

The 35 year-old has rolled back the years with impressive performances against Nikola Sjekloca, Paul Smith and Robert Stieglitz since reclaiming his WBO World title in March 2014, and as he prepares for a fifth successive defence, ‘King Arthur’ reveals his reasons for selecting the British boxer as a voluntary challenger. ”At this stage of my career, I don’t want to fight any easy opponents,” says Abraham. ”I need fights that will motivate me, and that is why we chose Murray. ”He has challenged for World titles before and against Sturm, Martinez and especially Golovkin he has already boxed three World-class opponents. I know this is a dangerous fight and that has given me the motivation I need.” If further motivation is needed, it comes from the Champion’s desire to unify the super middleweight division before calling time on his already illustrious career. ”When I first started boxing my dream was to become World Champion,” said Abraham. ”I achieved this in 2005, winning the IBF middleweight title and then defended it ten times before moving up to super middleweight and becoming a two-weight World Champion. ”Now, my dream is to unify the division. I believe this would be my greatest achievement in this sport and that is what still drives me on as a boxer.” In order to keep this dream alive, Abraham knows he must overcome the ‘tough’ challenger Murray when the super middleweights collide in Hannover. ”If I lose this fight, my dream will be shattered,” explains the boxer from Berlin. ”I cannot not let this happen. It will be a tough fight, but in my current condition, Murray can’t hold a candle to me, and on Saturday night, there will be only one outcome!”

Boxing fans can enjoy this amazing card on AWE available on AT&T U-Verse, ch 147 and 1147 in HD, Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD, and numerous regional cable providers across the nation. Please check www.awetv.com for boxing updates.

About AWE LIVE BOXING

AWE LIVE Boxing features live world title championship and elimination bouts showcasing today’s most exciting fighters. Since the inception of AWE’s live boxing events in 2011, AWE has earned multiple Boxing Writers Association of America nominations for “Fight of the Year” and has featured over thirty world class boxing events. In 2013, AWE showcased all live bouts featuring heavyweight David Price. AWE aired live the stunning upsets of Tony Thompson over David Price, along with Adonis Stevenson and Tony Bellew cards, who fought each other for the light Heavyweight championship; 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James DeGale. AWE brought boxing fans two of the most controversial bouts which saw Ricky Burns keep his Lightweight title against Ray Beltran. AWE fans have witnessed the explosive power of undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury multiple times on the network, including Fury’s victory over Kevin Johnson.  In 2014, AWE televised the crowning of lightweight champion Terence Crawford with his win over Burns as well as the exciting rematches between Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez as well as Tony Bellew defeating Nathan Cleverly.

About AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment

A Wealth of Entertainment (“AWE”) features a wide range of lifestyles and entertainment programming from exotic travel and outrageous homes to live world championship boxing. AWE is featured on over a hundred cable providers, including AT&T U-Verse, ch 147 and 1147 in HD and Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD. For more information, please visit www.awetv.com.

Murray believes his time has come to be crowned World Champion

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San Diego, CA – November, 17 2015 –Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) believes the time has come for him to be crowned World Champion as he prepares for his fourth World title tilt against WBO World Super Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) on November 21 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany., This Saturday, November 21, live on AWEA WEALTH OF ENTERTAINMENT 

The fight will be part of a split-site championship doubleheader that will also pit WBA Lightweight champion Darleys Perez defending his title against Anthony Crolla from Manchester, England beginning at 3 PM ET / 12 Noon PT

The St. Helens man is unlucky not to have already claimed World honours having been held to draw by Felix Sturm in 2011 and finding himself on the wrong end of a continuous points decision to Sergio Martinez in 2013.

A brave performance against Gennady Golovkin followed in 2015, but was not enough to capture the Kazakh’s middleweight titles. Now, the former British and Commonwealth Champion believes the ‘time is right’ as he intends to draw on past experience to dethrone the German Champion. ”Abraham is a great champion and I’m expecting a tough fight but I just feel that the timing is right for me now,” reveals Murray. ”I think my first World title fight against Sturm may have come a little bit too early. I jumped straight from domestic to world level, so even though there was an argument to say I won that fight, I think it came to soon for me. ”Against Martinez, I knew I could win but going into the fight there were still some doubts. Whereas this time, I know I have it within me to win. I’ve got the ring experience, I’ve got the know-how, and I really feel, despite being in Germany, I’m going to get a fair crack of the whip.” Murray, who has recorded three wins inside the distance since moving up to super middleweight, says he is expecting the ‘best Arthur Abraham’ having been impressed with the Champion’s recent performances. ”Arthur has looked great in his last two performances,” said the 33 year-old. ”I think I’ll be facing the best Arthur Abraham on Saturday night. He may of overlooked Paul Smith a little bit in their first fight, but I don’t think he is going to overlook me. He knows this is a massive fight for him and a risky fight, so I’m sure he’s going to turn up in top condition.”

Boxing fans can enjoy this amazing card on AWE available on AT&T U-Verse, ch 147 and 1147 in HD, Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD, and numerous regional cable providers across the nation. Please check www.awetv.com for boxing updates.

About AWE LIVE BOXING

AWE LIVE Boxing features live world title championship and elimination bouts showcasing today’s most exciting fighters. Since the inception of AWE’s live boxing events in 2011, AWE has earned multiple Boxing Writers Association of America nominations for “Fight of the Year” and has featured over thirty world class boxing events. In 2013, AWE showcased all live bouts featuring heavyweight David Price. AWE aired live the stunning upsets of Tony Thompson over David Price, along with Adonis Stevenson and Tony Bellew cards, who fought each other for the light Heavyweight championship; 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James DeGale. AWE brought boxing fans two of the most controversial bouts which saw Ricky Burns keep his Lightweight title against Ray Beltran. AWE fans have witnessed the explosive power of undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury multiple times on the network, including Fury’s victory over Kevin Johnson.  In 2014, AWE televised the crowning of lightweight champion Terence Crawford with his win over Burns as well as the exciting rematches between Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez as well as Tony Bellew defeating Nathan Cleverly.

About AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment

A Wealth of Entertainment (“AWE”) features a wide range of lifestyles and entertainment programming from exotic travel and outrageous homes to live world championship boxing. AWE is featured on over a hundred cable providers, including AT&T U-Verse, ch 147 and 1147 in HD and Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD. For more information, please visit www.awetv.com.