Open Division championship finals results from Lowell
2018 Team New England (missing Angel Gonzalez)
LOWELL, Mass. (February 23, 2018) – Eleven New England champions were crowned last night during the New England Tournament of Champions at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Central New England snapped the Western New England’s four-year reign in team scoring to capture the covered Bill Hoar Memorial Award as Most Outstanding Team.
Each individual N.E. champion qualified for Team New England, which will compete at the National Golden Gloves Championship, starting May 14, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.
“We have a lot of talent on this year’s Team New England. It’s a strong team with some fighters who now have national experience like Angel Gonzalez, Felix Parilla, Liz Leddy, Miguel Teo and Fernely Felix, Jr. The other fighters look like they could do very well at the National Golden Gloves.”
Most Outstanding Boxer Felix Parilla
The Rocky Marciano Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Heavyweight Boxer was presented to Lowell, MA’s Edmond Worley, who edged Randolph, MA’s Edit McApman, 4-1, to clinch the team title for Central New England in the second to last bout of the night.
In women’s competition, Portland, ME lightweight Liz Leddy (NNE) captured her seventh N.E. women’s title, taking a unanimous 5-0 decision over Willow Crawford (CNE), of Manchester, NH, unanimous 5-0 decision, while USA No 10- rated Ashleigh Moore (CNE), representing Buzzards Bay, MA, won a unanimous 5-0 decision against Gorham, ME’s Lindsay Kyanjohnian (NNE), who was runner-up for the second year in a row after she took top honors in 2016.
Proceeds from the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship go towards sending the New England Golden Gloves champions to the National Golden Gloves Championship (starting May 14, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska), in addition to supporting local athletes and area gyms, the Boys & Girls Club, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, cancer funds, scholarships and many other great charitable causes.
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M-1 Challenge 88 Fact Sheet
Two M-1 Challenge title fights
Damir Ismagulov vs. Raul Tutarauli
Movsar Evloev vs. Sergey Morozov
This Thursday in Moscow
M-1 CHALLENGE 88 FACT SHEET MAIN CARD
MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5
Damir Ismagulov (14-2-0, M-1: 8-1-0), Champion, Russia
Raul Tutarauli (18-3-0-1, M-1: 6-1-0), Challenger, Georgia
CO-FEATURE – M-1 CHALLENGE BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5
Movsar Evloev (8-0-0, M-1: 8-0-0), Champion, Russia
Sergey Morozov (10-3-0, M-1: 5-2-0), Challenger, Kazakhstan
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS — 3 X 5
Stephan “T-800” Puetz (15-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Germany
Khadis Ibragimov (2-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia
MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Joseph “Leonidas” Henle (10-3-1, M-1: 0-1-0), USA
Valery “The Russian Hammer” Myasnikov (11-1-2, M-1: 2-1-1), Russia
BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Heliton Dos Santos Davella (15-6-1, M-1: 0-1-1), Brazil
Bair Shtepin (5-2-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Russia
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Frank “Tatoo” Kortz (4-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany
Maksim Yakobyuk (2-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0)
CATCHWEIGHT – 3 X 5
Petur Petrov (3-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Bulgaria,
Vadim Shabadash (6-2-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Ukraine
MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Reda “Boom Boom” Oudgou (2-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), France
Ruslan Shamilov (3-0-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia
Talekh “The Azerbaijan Terminator” Nadzhafadze (6-2-1, M-1: 2-1-1), Azerbaijan
Vitaliy Slipenko (9-1-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia
LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Rebenilton “Rubinho” Pereira (18-5-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Brazil
Rinat “Riko” Sayakbaev (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Kyrgyzstan
FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Maxim Divnich (13-4-0, M-1: 7-4-0), Russia
Busurmankul Abdibait Uulu (9-2-1, M-1: 1-0-1), Kyrgyzstan
BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5
Alexander Osterov (3-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia
Sergey Klyuev (5-0-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia
(all fights & fighters subject to change)
WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018
WHERE: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
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March 10 – M-1 Challenge 89 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
March 30 – M-1 Challenge 90 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Novice Division championship final results from Lowell
Open Division semifinals & championship finals next Wednesday & Thursday nights in Lowell
Bridgeport, CT flyweight Jean Pineiro (blue) captured the Novice Division title
LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA
Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Super Middleweight World Champions
George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr.
World Boxing Super Series semifinals
(L-R) — George Groves & Chris Eubank Jr.
(Pictures courtesy of World Boxing Super Series)
“It’s not an expression that I particularly like but it comes down to levels and I’m levels above Junior. I’ve sacrificed a lot and I’ve been through some terrible times to get here. Desire is one thing I’ve always had in abundance. I’ve picked myself up from the lowest points and now I’m at the top and enjoying it. I won’t be taking my eye off the ball.
“This is a defining fight for me. It can propel me to the top of the sport. It gives me the right to say I’m the number one super middleweight in the world. Two world titles. That’s every fighter’s dream but this is just the beginning. It’s collecting season and I’m coming for all the belts. After the tournament, every other belt holder is on the hit list. George Groves is just the first.”
Novice Division results from Lowell
Novice Division finals this Thursday night in Lowell
Marlboro, MA junior welterweight Nelson Perez (L) defeated Brockton’s Kevin Walsh to advance to next Thursday night’s All-New England Championships in the novice division
Bridgeport, CT middleweight Makension Barjon (L) won a 5-0 decision over Kevin Pontier, of Woonsocket, RI
M-1 Arena Grand Opening
Arman Ashimov new
Interim M-1 Challenge flyweight champion
M-1 CHALLENGE 87 RESULTS & PICTURES
A full house celebrated the Grand Opening of M-1 Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia
Ashimov (R) nails Silander
M-1 Global promoter Vadim Finkelchtein (L) raised the arm of new M-1 Challenge champion Arman Ashimov
Kevin “The New England Bully” Cobbs
Never left boxing, kept training in gym
Fights Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera in
“New England’s Future 5” main event
“New England’s Future 5”
Feb. 10 in Worcester, MA
WORCESTER, Mass. (January 31, 2018) — Light heavyweight Kevin “The New England Bully” Cobbs (10-2, 4 KOs”, representing George Foreman III‘s Everybody Fights gym in South Boston (MA), will be back in the ring after a relatively long hiatus, February 10th against undefeated Hartford (CT) prospect Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (5-0, 4 KOs), at The Palladium in Worcester.
Rivera vs. Cobbs will battle for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) New England light heavyweight title
in the eight-round “New England’s Future 5” main event. “New England’;s Future 5″, presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE)”, is the fifth installment of the popular “New England’s Future Series.”
“We are very excited to be able to have put together a fight of this caliber,” promoter Jose Antonio Rivera commented. “These is the kind of fight that boxing fans love to watch. Cobbs is a proven contender who has big fights experience. It’s good to see he is confident in his abilities to take on Rivera, an undefeated up-and-coming prospect with a very bright future.”
The 33-year-old Cobbs hasn’t fought in more than two years, since he was stopped in the second round by sensational David Benavidez (19-0, 17 KOs), the 21-year-old reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Middleweight World Champion.
“People thought that I had gotten out of boxing,” Cobbs explained. “”I never stopped training, I just didn’t have any fights since the Benavidez fight. I’m a personal trainer and now I’m back in boxing shape. I never left boxing! This fight is a great opportunity for me. It can open doors for whatever my camp decides. My job is to do what’s needed in the squared circle.”
Rivera has had only five pro fights and doesn’t have a rich amateur pedigree. He’s never been in the ring with anybody close to Benavidez. Cobbs has also sparred Winky Wright, Chad Dawson for both of his fights with Bernard Hopkins, Edwin Rodriguez, Peter Manfredo, Jr. and most of the top current New England boxers. Continue reading
Stars coming out for M-1 Challenge 88
Two M-1 Challenge title fights
Damir Ismagulov vs. Raul Tutarauli
Movsar Evloev vs. Sergey Morozov
Feb. 22 in Moscow
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (January 31, 2018) – A pair of M-1 Challenge title fights, along with the return of a former champion, are shock-and-awe fights on M-1 Challenge 88, February 22 at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
M-1 Challenge 88 will be live-streamed from Russia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismaguluv (14-2-0, M-1: 8-1-0), the Kazakhstan native fighting out of Russia, defends his title against Georgian challenger Raul Tutarauli (18-3-0, M-1: 6-1-0) in the main event.
The 26-year-old Ismagulov is riding a nine-fight win streak, dating back more than 2 ½ years, including a third-round knockout of Tutarauli on May 27, 2016 in the M-1 Challenge 66 Fight of the Night. Ismagulov also won the M-1 Challenge 72 Fight of the Year, by way of a third-round unanimous decision on November 18, 2016.
Tutarauli, 25, has reeled off eight victories in a row since he lost to Ismagulov, including decisions wins last year over Artur Lemos at M-1 Challenge 77 and Vladimir Kanunnikov at M-1 Challenge 83.
In the co-main event, undefeated M-1 Challenge bantamweight title holder Movsar Evloev (8-0-0, M-1: 8-0-0) puts his perfect professional MMA record on the line against his Kazakh challenger, Sergey Morozov (10-3-0, M-1: 5-2-0).
Evloev has been unbeatable since his M-1 Global and professional debut on November 25, 2014, when the gifted Russian choked Jianwei Ha into a second-round submission at M-1 Challenge 53. At M-1 Challenge 76, Evloev captured the Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title, knocking out Alexey Nevzorov with a powerful kick last April, followed by an impressive five-round decision over veteran Pavel Vitruk this past July at M-1 Challenge 81 to capture the outright title.
Morozov earned his first title shot with back-to-back victories in 2017 against veteran Brazilian fighters, taking a three-round decision from Fabricio Sarraff at M-1 Challenge 76, and a second-round knockout by punches of Luan Fernandez at M-1 Challenge 83.
Also fighting on the main card is former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Stephan “T-800” Puetz (15-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0), of Germany, vs. Russian foe Khadis Ibragimov (2-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazilian bantamweight Helton dos Santos Davella (15-5-1, M-1: 0-1-1) vs. Bair Shtepin (5-2-0, M-1: 2-2-0), of Russia, and American middleweight Joseph “Leonidas” Henle (10-3-1, M-1: 0-1-0) vs. Valery “The Russian Hammer” Myasnikov (11-1-2, M-1: 2-1-2).
The preliminary card is loaded, as well, with unbeaten prospects Alexander Osetrov (3-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0) and Sergey Klyuev (5-0-0) in a battle of Russian bantamweights, former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Maxim Divnich (13-4-0, M-1: 7-4-0), of Russia by way of Ukraine, vs. Busurmankul Abdibait Uulu (9-2-1, M-1: 1-0-1) , of Kyrgyzstan, German heavyweight Frank Tattoo” Kortz (4-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0) vs. unbeaten Russian Maxim Yakobyuk (7-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Talekh “The Azerbaijan Terminator” Nadzhafadze (6-2-1, M-1: 2-1-1) vs. Russian middleweight Vitaliy Slipenko (9-1-0, M-1: 1-0-0), and Brazilian lightweight Rubenilton “Rubinho” Pereira (18-5-0, M-1: 2-2-0) vs. Erlan Ulukbekov (7-1-0, M-1: 0-1-0), of Kyrgyzstan.
All fighters and fights are subject to change.
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Feb. 22 – M-1 Challenge 88: Ismagulov vs. Tutarauli, Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia Continue reading
Two-division world champion
Announces his comeback
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (January 29, 2018) – Two-division World Boxing Association (WBA) World Champion Beibut Shumenov announced his comeback today at a press conference held in his native Kazakhstan.
“I thought a very long time before making this decision,” Shumenov explained. “Having weighed all the pros and cons, in addition to consulting with my family and team, I have firmly decided to return to professional boxing. Ahead is a lot of work but our goal is obvious. I want to express my thanks to all those who’ve supported me. I will keep everyone up to date with more news and details of my return to the ring.”
The Las Vegas-based Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), a 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian, retired last June due to an eye injury., forcing him to relinquish his WBA cruiserweight world title.
“I want to tell you why I decided to interrupt my career.” Shumenov announced at today’s presser conference. “The trauma of my eye affected my decision. Fatigue and emotional tension accumulated. I just needed a break. Now, I have recovered, and I am going to resume my boxing career. Negotiations are now underway for my next fight.”
Shumenov also revealed that he is working with a Kazakh group to develop a domestic pro boxing program in Kazakhstan for young children in Kazakhstan to help them reach their heights.
In only his 10th pro fight, Shumenov established the fewest-fights record for the light heavyweight world champion 10 years ago, when he decisioned Gabriel Campillo in Las Vegas.
Shumenov became the only two-division world champion from Kazakhstan in his last fight, when he stopped Junior Wright in the 10th round of their May 2, 2016 title fight, capturing the WBA Cruiserweight World Championship.
During the 34-year-old Shumenov’s professional career, he has defeated four world champions (Campillo, Byron Mitchell, William Joppy and Montell Griffin), as well as seven world title challengers (Epifanio Mendoza, Vlacheslav Uzelkov, Danny Santiago, Enrique Ornelas, Tamas Kovacs, BJ Flores and Wright).
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USA Boxing Announces
USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour
Top amateur boxers to compete in three cities throughout March
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 29, 2018) — USA Boxing announced today the three cities that will host the 2018 USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour.
Boston, Manchester (NH) and Springfield (MA) will welcome two of the world’s top amateur boxing teams for friendly duals. Each city will showcase up to 12 bouts, that will all be live streamed, free of charge, on USA Boxing’s website.
The tour will kick off March 12 at Boston’s Royale Entertainment Complex, followed by matchups on March 15 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Manchester will close out the duals on March 21 at The Manchester Downtown Hotel. Boxing will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST in all three cities, and tickets will be made available for purchase in the coming weeks.
The American delegation will be led by Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, CO), who represented Ireland at the 1988 Olympics before becoming the head of the Irish boxing program for over 10 years.
Headlining Team USA’s roster will be 2017 World Championship bronze medalist Troy Isley (Alexandria, VA). USA Boxing’s team will also include a number of up-and-comers such as 2016 Youth World Champion Marc Castro (Fresno, CA), who is making his highly anticipated international elite debut this year.
Other American’s include 2016 Youth World Champion and 2017 Elite Continental Championships silver medalist, Delante Johnson (Cleveland, OH), 2017 USA Boxing Heavyweight National Champion Jared Anderson (Toledo, OH) and 2016 Youth World Championship bronze medalist and 2017 USA Boxing Super Heavyweight National Champion, Richard Torrez (Tulare, CA). A full roster for each city will be released closer to the start of the tour.
The Irish team, which will be under the guidance of former world champion and head coach Bernard Dunne, will announce their boxers at the conclusion of its National Championships in February.
USA vs. Ireland Schedule
March 12: Royale Entertainment Complex, Boston, Mass.
March 15: MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass.
March 21: The Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, N.H.
All boxers and bouts are subject to change. Continue reading