Damir Ismagulov & Movsar Evloev retain M-1 Challenge titles

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Damir Ismagulov & Movsar Evloev retain M-1 Challenge titles
 
M-1 CHALLENGE 88 RESULTS & PICTURES 

Damir Ismagulov celebrates his successful title defense against Raul Tutarauli
 
MOSCOW (February 23, 2018) – M-1 Challenge champions Damir Ismagulov and Movsar Evloev both successfully defended their titles last night at M-1 Challenge 88 at Olympic Stadium on Moscow.
 
Ismagulov (15-2-0), fighting out of Russia, retained his M-1 Challenge lightweight title, taking a hard-fought five-round unanimous decision over his Georgian challenger, Raul Tutarauli (18-4-0) in the main event.
 
In the co-featured event, Evloev (9-0-0) kept his perfect pro record intact by way of a third-round submission of Sergey Morozov (10-4-0), of Kazakhstan, locking in a rear naked choke.
 
Natives of 10 different countries fought in this true international MMA event.
 
Former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Stephan “T-800” Puetz (15-4-0) was upset by late replacement and M-1 Global pro-debuting Khadis Ibragimov (3-0-0), of Russia, who employed a bulldog choke to knock off his heavily favored opponent in the third round in a fight contested at a catchweight.
 
Russian bantamweight Bair Shtepin (6-2-0) stopped Brazilian veteran Heliton Dos Santos Davella (15-7-1) midway through the first round, while middleweight Valery “The Russian Hammer” Mysnikov (12-1-2) registered a ground-and-pound, opening round technical knockout.
 
On the preliminary card, Kyrgyzstan featherweight Busurmankul Abdibait Uulu (10-2-1) took a three-round unanimous decision from former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Maxim Divnich (13-5-0), Alexander Osterov (4-0-0) decisioned Sergey Klyuev (5-1-0) in a bantamweight battle of previously undefeated Russian prospects, and Brazilian lightweight Rebenilton “Rubinho” Pereira (19-5-0) had his hand raised in victory after three rounds versus Rinat “Riko” Sayakbaev (7-2-0), of Kyrgyzstan.
 
Undefeated Bulgarian Petur Petrov (4-0-0) used his knees and punches to score a first-round stoppage of Ukrainian Vadim Shabadash (6-3-0), Russian middleweight Ruslan Shamilov forced Frenchman Reda “Boom Boom” Oudgou (2-3-0) into submission (rear naked choke) in the second round, Talekh “The Azerbaijan Terminator” Nadzhafadze (7-2-1) won a three-round unanimous decision over Vitaliy Slipenko (9-2-0), of Russia, and Russian heavyweight Maksim Yakobyuk (3-0-0) used a ground-and-pound attack to defeat Frank “Tatoo” Kortz (4-5-0), of Germany..
 
Complete results and pictures below:
 
 
MAIN CARD
MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Damir Ismagulov (15-2-0, M-1: 9-1-0), Russia
WDEC5
Raul Tutarauli (18-4-0-1, M-1: 6-2-0), Georgia
(Ismagulov retained M-1 Challenge lightweight title)
 
CO-FEATURE – M-1 CHALLENGE BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Movsar Evloev (9-0-0, M-1: 9-0-0), Russia
WSUB3 (rear naked choke – 3:41)
Sergey Morozov (10-4-0, M-1: 5-3-0), Kazakhstan
(Evloev retained M-1 Challenge bantamweight title)
 
CATCHWEIGHT
Khadis Ibragimov (3-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia
WSUB3 (bulldog choke – 2:12)
Stephan Puetz (15-4-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Germany
MIDDLEWEIGHTS
Valery Myasnikov (11-1-2, M-1: 2-1-1), Russia
WTKO1 (ground & pound – 4:41)
Joseph Henle (10-3-1, M-1: 0-1-0), USA
 
            BANTAMWEIGHTS
Bair Shtepin (6-2-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Russia
WTKO1 (punches – 2:16)
Heliton Dos Santos Davella (15-7-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Brazil
 
PRELIMINARY CARD
 
HEAVYWEIGHTS
Maksim Yakobyuk (3-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0)
WTKO2 (ground & pound – 4:05)
Frank Kortz (4-5-0, M-1: 0-2-0), Germany
 
CATCHWEIGHT
Vadim Shabadash (7-2-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Ukraine
WTKO1 (kneed & punches – 0:46)
Petur Petrov (3-1-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Bulgaria
 
MIDDLEWEIGHTS
Ruslan Shamilov (4-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia
WSUB2 (rear naked choke – 3:12)
Reda Oudgou (2-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), France
 
Talekh Nadzhafadze (7-2-1, M-1: 3-1-1), Azerbaijan
WDEC3
Vitaliy Slipenko (9-2-0, M-1: 1-2-0), Russia
LIGHTWEIGHTS
Rebenilton Pereira (19-5-0, M-1: 3-2-0), Brazil
WDEC3
Rinat Sayakbaev (7-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Kyrgyzstan
 
FEATHERWEIGHTS
Busurmankul Abdibait Uulu (10-2-1, M-1: 2-0-1), Kyrgyzstan
WDEC3
Maxim Divnich (13-5-0, M-1: 7-5-0), Russia
 
BANTAMWEIGHTS
Alexander Osterov (4-0-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia
WDEC3
Sergey Klyuev (5-1-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Russia
 


Damir Ismagulov (R) strikes Raul Tutarauli

Movsar Evloev finished off Sergey Morozov


Bair Shtepin (R) was too much for Helton Dos Santos Davella

Valery Myasnikov blasted out Joseph Henle
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1stUSA Boxing Alumni Association event in NEW ENGLAND A knockout in Lowell, Mass

1stUSA Boxing Alumni Association event in N.E.
A knockout in Lowell, Mass

 

Picture courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography
 
LOWELL, Mass. (February 23, 2018) – Nearly 50 past New England Golden Gloves boxers turned out last night for the inaugural USA Boxing Alumni Association meet-and-greet in a private room, prior to the opening bout of the New England Tournament of Champions, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts.
 
The USA Boxing Alumni Association gathering was also to promote the 2018 USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour, which kicks-off Monday, March 12, at Royale Entertainment Complex in Boston’s famed theater district. The USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour will continue March 15 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and concludes March 21 at The Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.
 
Among the USA Boxing Alumni Association attendees were former professional world champions “Irish” Micky Ward, a Lowell boxing icon, and Jose Antonio Rivera, as well as The Contenders star Peter Manfredo, Jr., “Iceman” John Scully
 
Created to champion a lifelong, mutually beneficial relations between USA Boxing and its alumni, –boxers, officials, coaches and boxing fans — The Alumni Association connects generations of champions, inspiring and giving back to USA Boxing’s future boxing champions, in and out of the ring.
 
The USA Boxing Alumni Association is open to anyone who has a love for boxing and would like to stay connected with amateur boxing. Members are granted access to a wide variety of special events host by the Alumni Association, including Friday evening’s USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame reception.
 
To join the Alumni Association, simply register at alumni@usaboxing.org for a $40.00 per year membership fee. New members will receive a T-shirt, keychain and e-wallet.
   
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New England Tournament of Champions Open Division championship finals results from Lowell

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New England
Tournament of Champions

Open Division championship finals results from Lowell

 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities
Golden Gloves Championship

2018 Team New England (missing Angel Gonzalez)
(pictures courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography)
 

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.

 

 
The New England Tournament of Champions, also known as the All-New England’s, is part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships.
 

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.

 

 
Central N.E. had five individual winners, edging Western NE with four, North N.E. and Southern N.E. had champion one apiece.
 
“There were some great fights, hotly contested because there was so much on the line,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “We closed the season in grand style with great matches and a loud, packed house that’s been the Lowell tradition for 72 years. There were some disputed decisions and the crowd let everybody know how they felt after a few of the fights.
 

“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.”

 

 
N.E. featherweight champion Felix Parilla (WNE), of North Haven, CT, was selected as the Thomas Costello Memorial Award winner as Most Outstanding Boxer.
 

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.
 


 
Rocky Marciano Memorial Award winner Edmond Worley
 
The unofficial Fight of the Night was a toss up between lightweights Jonathan DePina and Elijah Peixoto (DePina won 3-2) and middleweights Michael Fontanez and Victor Reynoso (Fontanez won 3-2).
 
In the most anticipated match of the evening, Mansfield, MA welterweight James Perella (SNE) defeated USA No. 5-rated and defending N.E. champion Josniel Castro (NNE), by way of a controversial 5-0 unanimous yet very closely contested decision that drew the wrath of the disapproving crown.
 
USA No. 7 rated light heavyweight Miguel Teo (CNE), of Marlboro, MA, took a unanimous 5-0 decision versus Rashane Doyle (SNE), of Boston.
 
In a N.E. super heavyweight rematch, Danbury, CT’s Fernely Felix, Jr. (WNE) repeated by the same score las last year, 3-2, against Providence’s Tim Hatfield (SNE), for his third straight N.E. title.
 

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.

 

 
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(Feb.22, 2018)
 
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
OPEN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
BANTAMWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Angel Gonzalez, Hartford, CT / WNE
WDEC3 (5-0)
Shin Murinda, Haverhill, MA / CNE
 
FEATHERWEIGHTS (123 lbs.)
Felix Parilla, North Haven, CT / WNE
WRSC1 (2:31)
Danny Pang, Portland, ME / NNE
 
WOMEN’S LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Liz Leddy, Portland, ME / NNE
WDEC3 (5-0)
Willow Crawford, Manchester, NH / CNE
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Joseph DePina, Dorchester, MA / CNE
WDEC3 (3-2)
Elijah Peixoto, Providence, RI / SNE
 
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Sharad Collier, Hartford, CT / WNE
WDEC3 (5-0)
Brandon Higgins, North Chelmsford, MA / CNE
 
WOMEN’S JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Ashleigh Moore, Buzzards Bay, MA / CNE
WDEC5 (5-0)
Lindsay Kyajohnian, Gorham, ME / NNE
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
James Perella, Mansfield, MA / SNE
WDEC3 (5-0)
Josniel Castro, Portland, ME / NNE
 
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbd.)
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+ lbs.)
Fernely Feliz, Jr., Danbury, CT / WNE
WDEC (3-2)
Tim Hatfield, Providence, RI / SNE
 
TEAM STANDINGS
 
CNE – Central New England – 5
WNE – Western New England – 4
                                                   NNE – Northern New England – 1
SNE – Southern New England – 1
 

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M-1 Challenge 88 Fact Sheet

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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

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

Bair Shtepin (5-2-0, M-1: 2-2-0), Russia

PRELIMINARY CARD

HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Frank “Tatoo” Kortz (4-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany

vs.

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,

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

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

vs.

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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All-New England’s Novice Division championship finals results from Lowell

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New England
Tournament of Champions

Novice Division championship final results from Lowell

 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities
Golden Gloves Championship
New England Tournament of Champions
Open Division semifinals & championship finals next Wednesday & Thursday nights in Lowell 

 

 


Bridgeport, CT flyweight Jean Pineiro (blue) captured the Novice Division title
(picture courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography)
 
LOWELL, Mass. (February 16, 2018) – Fourteen novice division champions were crowned at last night’s championship finals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
 
Western New England captured top honors in team standings with eight individual winners, followed by Central New England (5), Northern New England (1) and Southern New England (0).
 
East Walpole bantamweight Noelle Boran was named Most Outstanding Boxer.
 
The action shifts next week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, respectively, to the semifinals and finals of the New England Tournament of Champions at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“It was very difficult to select the Most Outstanding Boxer because there were five who could have won,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. Noelle won but Nelson Perez, Shane Jordan, Kate Zahr and Jessie Batanda were all in the running. We had some great bouts and surprisingly good talent for the novice division.
 
“I’m really looking forward to next week’s All-New England open division semifinals and championship finals. People should buy tickets in advance, so they don’t get caught in long lines and miss some early bouts. We’re expecting large crowds both night.”
 
Tickets start at $18.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required) and are available to purchase by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or ordering online at www.lowellauditorium.com. Buy tickets early to avoid long lines the night of the show..
 
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.
 
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(Feb.15, 2018)
 
NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
NOVICE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
FEMALE LIGHT FLYWEIGHTS (106 lbs.)
Meiya Berkey, Dedham, MA / WNE
WDEC (5-0)
Haley Meara, Malden MA / CNR
 
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jean Pineiro, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
WDEC (5-0)
Orlando Velasquez, Johnston, RI/ SNE
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS (119 lbs.)
Noelle Boran, East Walpole, MA / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Sarah Pucci, North Haven, CT / WNE
 
FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125 lbs.)
Kate Zahr, South Portland, ME / NNE
WDEC 5-0)
Catie Ramsey, Stamford, CT / WNE
 
LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Shane Jordan, Brockton, MA / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Luis Lopez-Vega, Springfield, MA / WNE
 
FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS (132 lbs.)
Jacqueline Boyle, Stamford, CT / WNE
WDEC (5-0)
Ivanis Morales, New Bedford, MA / SNE
FEMALE JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Leah Biron, Vernon, CT / WNE
WDEC (3-2)
Stephanie Kahn, Brighton, MA / CNE
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Juston Kristie, Milford, CT / WNE
 
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Marc Soils, Westbrook, CT / WNE
WDEC (4-1)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing Club
 
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Makenson Barjon, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
WDEC (4-1)
Cody Zombeck, Rochester, NH / NNE
 
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Jesse Batanda, Nashua, NH / CNE
WDEC (5-0)
Dimani Williams, Bloomfield, CT / WNE
 
FEMALE HEAVYWEIGHTS (`178+ lbs.)
Lauren Migliacci, Brighton, MA / CNE
RSC2 (:0:35)’
Ruth Paul, Springfield, MA /. WNE
HEAVYWEIGHTS (2-1 lbs.)
Richard Brito, Naugatuck, CT / WNE
WDEC (3-2)
Andrew Perez, Methuen, MA / CNE
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS – (201+ lbs.)
Yuri Panferov,. New Haven, CT / WNE
RSC3 (0:56)
Jean Fleuirassaint, Mattapan, MA / CNE
 
TEAM STANDINGS
 
WNE – Western New England: 8
CNE – Central New England: 5
NNE – Northern New England: 1
SNE – Southern New England: 0
 
 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
 
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
 
New England Tournament of Champions
 
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Feb. 21
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 22

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Super Middleweight World Champions George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. World Boxing Super Series semifinal

GEORGE GROVES vs. CHRIS EUBANK JR.
WBA & IBO Super Middleweight Unification World Championship

LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Super Middleweight World Champions

 

George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr.
World Boxing Super Series semifinals
AIRING LIVE IN CANADA THIS AFTERNOON
EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL

(L-R) — George Groves & Chris Eubank Jr.
(Pictures courtesy of World Boxing Super Series)
 
EDMONTON, Canada (February 17, 2018) – Today’s “Battle of Britain”: is a bitter showdown between World champions “Sir” George Groves and Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. in today’s super middleweight World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) semifinals-round bout, at Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom.
 
The Groves vs. Eubank Jr card, starting at 2 p.m. ET, will air live in Canada, exclusively on Super Channel.
 
The Groves-Eubank Jr. winner will advance to the WBSS championship final against the winner of the other WBSS super middleweight semifinals bout, Feb. 24 in Germany, between Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) and Callum “Mundo” Smith (23-0, 17 KOs). The two semifinalist survivors will battle June 2 at London’s O2 Arena for the inaugural Muhammad Ali Trophy.
 
Super Channel acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.
 
Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) knocked out defending champion Fedor Chudinov in the sixth round to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight title last May. He knocked out previously undefeated Jaime Cox in the fourth round of the WBSS quarterfinals.
 
“I am not for one second taking him lightly,” Groves said. “Junior definitely has a good engine but as soon as I hit him, I am going to hurt him and put him away. I have been involved in big fights before and I’ve learned a lot along the way. This is a tremendous fight but it’s not my biggest fight to date. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in through my career. I’m fully prepared to go out there and retain my world title in style.

“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.
 
“I’m the number one seed and I will go on to win this tournament and win it well. I started last year and will continue this week. I’m ready and hopefully, he is too.”
 
Eubank Jr. captured his International Boxing Organization (IBO) super middleweight world title a year ago, when he knocked out Renold Quinlan in the 10th round. He stopped Avni Yildirim (16-0) in the third round of the WBSS quarterfinal round.
 
“It is the biggest fight of my career,” Eubank Jr. noted. “I have dreamed of being part of such a big fight since I started boxing. Groves will not last 12 rounds. He should enjoy the last days with that WBA belt because on Saturday I’m going to take it and proceed to the final.
 
“What motivates me is becoming the number one super middleweight in the world. This is my stage, my time, my opportunity to show everyone that everything I’ve been saying is real. It’s time to prove the doubters, the nay-sayers and keyboard warriors wrong   I’ve been dreaming about fighting on a stage like this since I was 14 years old. Two of the best super middleweights in the world are putting it all on the line and me being victorious on Saturday night. That’s my motivation. There is nothing George can do that is going to stop me.

“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.”
 
Four entertaining fights, including three title matches, are on the “Groves vs. Eubank, Jr.” card, presented by Sauerland Event, airing exclusively in Canada on Super Channel. (Plus, two possible swing bouts.)
 
 
TODAY’S WBSS LINE-UP ON SUPER CHANNEL
 
MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS – WBSS SEMIFINALS
WBA/IBO UNIFICATION SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs), WBA Champion, UK), 75,8 kg (167 lbs.)
vs.
Chris Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20 KOs), IBO Champion, UK, 76 kg (167 lbs.)   
CO-FEATURE – BRITISH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 ROUNDS
Ryan Walsh (22-2-1, 11 KOs), Champion, UK, 57 kg, (125 lbs.)
vs.
Isaac Lowe (14-0-2, 5 KOs), Challenger, UK 57 kg, (125 lbs.)
 
BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP — 12 ROUNDS
Tommy Langford (19-1, 6 KOs), UK, 72,2 kg (159 lbs.)
vs.
Jack Arnfield (25-2, 6 KOs), Challenger, UK, 72,6 (160 lbs.)
 
WBSS SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT SUBSTITUTE FIGHT – 10 ROUNDS
Zack Parker (14-1, 10 KOs), UK
vs.
Adasat Rodriguez (16-6-2, 10 KOs), Spain
SWING BOUTS
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 4 ROUNDS
Sebastian Eubank (pro debut), UK
vs.
Karmil Kulczyk (2-8, 1 KO), Poland
WELTERWEIGHT – SIX ROUNDS
Danny Craven (3-1, 1 KO), UK
vs.
Luther Clay (6-1, 3 KOs), UK
(All fights and fighters are subject to change)
 
 
 
WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE
 
CRUISERWEIGHTS
 
January 27, Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia – WBO/WBC Unification
 
Oleksandr “The Cat” Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs), Ukraine
WMDEC12 (115-113, 115-113, 114-114).
Mairis Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs), Latvia
(Usyk retained his WBO title and won the WBC championship)
 
February 3, Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi, Russia – IBF/WBA Unification
Murat “Iron” Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs), IBF World Champion, Russia – Ring #2
vs.
 Yunier “The KO Doctor” Dorticos (21-1, 20 KOs), WBA World Champion, Cuba – Ring #5
(Gassiev retained his IBF title and won WBA championship)
 
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS
 
February 17, Manchester, Arena, Manchester, UK – WBA/IBO Unification
“Saint” George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs), WBA World Champion, United Kingdom – Ring #2
vs.
Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs), IBO World Champion, United Kingdom – Ring #4
 
February 24, Arena Nurnberger Versicherung, Nuremburg, Germany
Juergen Braehmer (49-3 35 KOs), Germany – Ring #10
(Former WBO & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion)
vs.
Callum “Mundo” Smith (23-0, 17 KOs), United Kingdom – Ring #3
(WBC Diamond Super Middleweight Champion)
 
 
All WBSS semifinals and championship fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.
 
In addition to all the WBSS quarterfinal matches, Super Channel aired major boxing events live in 2017 like Brook vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham, Lomachenko vs. Marriaga, Crawford vs. Indongo and Smith vs. Williams II.
 
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All-New England’s Novice Division semifinals results from Lowell

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New England
Tournament of Champions

Novice Division results from Lowell

 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities
Golden Gloves Championship
New England Tournament of Champions
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
(pictures courtesy of Edward Boches / Boches Photography)
 
LOWELL, Mass. (February 9, 2018) – Western New England and Central New England teams dominated last night’s semifinals round in the novice division of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 72nd annual New England Golden Gloves Championships, was held last night at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
 
Team Western and Team Central won five and four individual matches, respectively, of 10 exciting bouts with the 10 winners advance to this coming Thursday’s (Feb. 15) novice division championship final at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 schedule of events below as well as last night’s complete results.
“Now, we’re down to the final two novice boxers in each weight class from the six New England states,” N. E. Executive Director Bobby Russo said. “It’s always interesting to see the cream rise to the top. The week after next the All-New England’s open division matches will be held and there will be more good match ups.”
 
Tickets start at $16.00, only $7.00 for students (ID required) and are available to purchase by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 1.866.722.8881 or ordering online at www.lowellauditorium.com. Buy tickets early to avoid long lines the night of the show..
 
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.
 
 
OFFICIAL RESULTS
(Feb. 8, 2018)
 
NOVICE
 
FLYWEIGHTS (114 lbs.)
Jean Pineiro, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
DEC (4-1)
Thomas Curtis, Methuen, MA / CNE
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (141 lbs.)
Nelson Perez, Marlboro, MA / CNE
DEC 5-0
Kevin Walsh, Brockton, MA / SNE
 
WELTERWEIGHTS (152 LBS.)
Alexander Lynch, Quincy, MA / Grealish Boxing Club
DEC 5-0
Jacob Knowles, Canaan, ME
 
Marc Soils, Westbrook, CT / WNE
DEC (5-0)
Marwan Tama, Cranston, RI / SNE
 
MIDDLEWEIGHTS (165 lbs.)
Makenson Barjon, Bridgeport, CT / WNE
DEC 5-0
Kevin Pontier, Woonsocket, RI / SNE
 
Cody Zombeck, Rochester, NH / NNE
DEC (5-0)
Greg Bono, Waltham, MA / CNE
 
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178 lbs.)
Jesse Batanda, Nashua, NH / CNE
DEC (5-0)
Josh Sealy, Fall River, MA / SNE
 
Dimani Williams, Bloomfield, CT / WNE
DEC (4-1)
Bradley Jimenez, Burlington, VT
 
HEAVYWEIGHTS – (201+ lbs.)
Yuri Panferov,. New Haven, CT / WNE
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Emanuel Anaele, Brockton, MA / SNE
 
Jean Fleuirassaint, Mattapn, MA / CNE
DEC (4-1)
Kevin Wilaon, Dover, NH / NNE
 
CNE – Central New England, SNE – Southern New England,
NNE – Northern New England, WNE – Western New England
 
 

Bridgeport, CT middleweight Makension Barjon (L) won a 5-0 decision over Kevin Pontier, of Woonsocket, RI
 
72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship Schedule
 
(Lowell Memorial Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. first bout)
 
New England Tournament of Champions
 
Novice Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 15
Open Class Semifinals – Wednesday, Feb. 21
Open Class Championship Finals – Thursday, Feb. 22
 
INFORMATION:
 
New England Golden Gloves Executive Director: Bobby Russo
Director of Contestants: Art Ramalho
Chief of Officials: Lauri Purcell
Ring Announcer: John Vena

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M-1 Challenge 87 Results & Pictures from Saint Petersburg, Russia

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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
 
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (February 10, 2018) — Kazakhstan fighter Arman Ashimov upset Mikael “Hulk” Silander to capture the Interim M-1 Challenge flyweight title last night at M-1 Challenge 87, highlighted by the grand opening of M1 Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Representatives of 11 different countries were in action last night: Russia, Finland, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Switzerland, Ubekistan, Spain, France, Georgia and Croatia.
 
Judges were not needed for only one of five main card matches, which ended in two knockouts or and a pair of submissions, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowed in attendance.

  Ashimov (R) nails Silander
 
In the main event, Ashimov (8-2-1, M-1: 3-0-0) knocked out Silander (17-6-0, M-1: 1-1-0), fighting out Finland, in the second round by way of a perfectly placed uppercut.
 

M-1 Global promoter Vadim Finkelchtein (L) raised the arm of new M-1 Challenge champion Arman Ashimov
 
Russian featherweight Timur Nagibin (14-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0) upset Brazilian Jadison Dimitry “Tita” Silva (23-9-0, M-1: 1-0-0) in the second round, landing lethal punches, in the co-featured event.
 
Ukrainian light heavyweight Dmitry Mikutsa (8-3-1, M-1: 2-1-0) won a three-round unanimous decision over Kleber Raimundo “Orgulho” Silva (14-7-0, M-1: 1-1-0), of Brazil.
 
Undefeated Kazakh welterweight Shavkat Rakhmonov (8-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0) kept his perfect pro record intact, choking out Russian foe Levan Solodovnik (5-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0) in the second round, while Swiss welterweight Pablo Ortman (8-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0) also remained unbeaten, locking a triangle choke on Russian Ingiskhan Ozdoev (5-4-0, M-1: 3-4-0) in the opening round.
 
The judges were much busier with the preliminary and pre-preliminary cards with five of 8 bouts going the full distant.
 
On the preliminary card, Russian lightweight Pavel Gordeev (10-1-0, M-1: 4-0-0) won a three-round unanimous decision over Bobur “Karshinskiy” Kurbonov (5-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), of Uzbekistan, as did Russian welterweight Artem Nenakhov (7-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0) against Charles-Henri Tchoungui (9-8-1, M-1: 0-2-0), of France.
 
Russian heavyweight Adam Bogatyrev (6-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0) used his knee and fists to knock out Spaniard Jose “Agus” Augustin Jimenez Garcia (5-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0) in round one, Russian Danila Prikaza (9-2-1, M-1: 6-2-0) punched out his Brazilian opponent, Anderson “Fala Mansa” De Queiroz Diniz, (17-7-0, M-1: 0-1-0) in the first round. Georgian welterweight Amiran Gogoladze (5-1-0, M-1: 2-0-0) employed a Ninja choke to force Russian Stanislav “Stas” Podolsky (5-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0) into a submission.
 
Finland lightweight Jani Salmi (10-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0) and Ukrainian lightweight Anatoly Lyagu (6-2-1, M-1: 1-1-0) won unanimous three-round decisions, respectively, against Russian Nikolay Goncharov (2-2-2, M-1: 0-1-1) and Croatian Aleksandar Rakas (12-7-0, M-1: 0-1-0).
 
Spanish lightweight Tino Gilaranz (1-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0) won a three-round decision over Russian Valentin Krzyzhanovsky (0-1-0, M-1: 0-1-0) in a battle of pro-debut fighters.
 
Complete results below:
 
 
MAIN CARD
MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE INTERIM FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Arman Ashimov (8-2-1, M-1: 3-0-0), Kazakhstan
WKO2 (3:05 – punches)
Mikael Silander (17-6-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Finland
(Ashimov won M-1 Challenge interim flyweight title)
 
CO-FEATURE – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS
Dimitry Mikutsa (8-3-1, M-1: 2-1-0), Ukraine
WDEC3
Kleber Raimundo Silva (14-8-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Brazil
 
FEATHERWEIGHTS
Timur Nagibin (14-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0), Russia
WKO3 (punches – 3:07)
Jadison Dimitry Silva (23-9-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil
WELTERWEIGHTS
Shavkat Rakhmonov (8-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), Kazakhstan
WSUB2 (choke – 4:42)
Levan Solodovnik (5-2-0, M-1: 0-2-0), Russia
 
Pablo Ortmann (8-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Brazil
WSUB1 (triangle choke – 3:47)
Ingiskhan Ozdoev (5-4-0, M-1: 3-4-0), Russia
 
PRELIMINARY CARD
 
HEAVYWEIGHTS
Adam Bogatyrev (6-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0)
WKO1 (knee & punches – 2:54)
Jose Augustin Jimenez Garcia (5-4-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Spain
 
WELTERWEIGHTS
Artem Nenakhov (7-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Kyrgyzstan
WDEC3
Charles-Henri Tchoungui (44-13-3, M-1: 10-3-1), Ukraine
 
 
Amiran Gogoladze (5-3-1, M-1: 2-0-0), Georgia
WSUB2 (Ninja choke).
Stanislav Podolsky (5-2-0, M-1: 1-1-0)
 
Danila Prikaza (9-2-0, M-1: 6-2-0)
WKO1 (punches – 1:37)
Anderson De Queiroz Diniz (17-7-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Brazil
LIGHTWEIGHTS
Pavel Gordeev (10-1-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia
WDEC3
Bobur Kurbonov (5-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Uzbekistan
 
Jani Salmi (10-4-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Finland
WDEC3
Nikolay Goncharov (2-2-1, M-1: 0-1-1)
 
Anatoly Lyagu (6-2-1, M-1: 1-1-0), Ukraine
WDEC3
Aleksandar Rakas (12-7-0, M-1: 0-1-0)
 
PRE-UNDERCARD
Tino Gilaranz (1-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Spain
WDEC3
Valentin Kryzhanovsky (0-1-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Russia
 
 

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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

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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

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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.

   flier2.jpgM-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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Two-division world champion Beibut Shumenov Announces his comeback

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Two-division world champion

Beibut Shumenov

Announces his comeback

 

Beibut Shumenov.png.jpgASTANA, 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

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USA Boxing Announces

USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour

Top amateur boxers to compete in three cities throughout March

 

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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.

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