Julian Williams Scores Unanimous Decision Victory Over Ishe Smith in Exciting Main Event of PBC on Bounce from The Chelsea Inside The Cosmo in Vegas

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Light Heavyweight Lionell Thompson Defeats Prospect Earl Newman In Co-Main Event
 
Undefeated Featherweight Tugstsogt Nyambayar Hands Harmonito Dela Torre First Loss With 10-Round Unanimous Decision
 
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LAS VEGAS (November 18, 2017) – Former world champion Ishe Smith (29-9, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas showed grit and heart in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce live from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as he faced hard-hitting contender Julian Williams (24-1-1, 15 KOs) in a thrilling 10-round super welterweight bout. But the young Philadelphian was too much for the 39-year-old Smith as he landed more clean shots despite Smith throwing combination after combination throughout the fight.
 
Williams came out swinging, landing shots to the head and body throughout the first round. Smith let his hands go in the second round before sustaining an accidental head butt that opened a cut above his left eye. Williams took advantage of the cut into the third round landing several right hands, but Smith was not deterred as he threw combinations of his own. Midway through the fifth, Smith threw several flurries of punches staggering Williams. But Williams bounced back quickly landing a hard uppercut.
 
In the seventh round, Smith landed a hard left hook to the body of Williams. A second accidental head butt stopped the action in the eighth as blood poured over Smith’s eye. The ninth round saw action from both sides, but ended with Smith throwing several combinations to the end the round. There was a third accidental head butt in the 10th caused Smith to double over, but he showed his veteran spirit and finished the fight. In the end, the judges ruled a unanimous decision victory in favor of Williams with scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
 
“I came out and fought my ass off,” said Smith. “The judges saw what they saw. This was first time I got cut in a fight so that was weird. The cut was bothering me a little bit, but I was able to weather the storm. He is a good upcoming kid and I think I did the best I could. I could have taken a tune up and fought somebody easier, but I hung in there and gave it my all.”
 
“The win was good and it was a great experience,” said Williams. “Ishe Smith is a tough customer. There is a reason he’s never been caught. Everyone was talking about his experience, but I’ve got experience too. This is my second world champion I’ve fought. I carried that experience into this fight. He is a gritty veteran and I had to fight on his home turf. It was a great learning experience for me.”
 
In the co-main event, Lionell Thompson (19-4, 11 KOs) of Buffalo, NY dominated the 10-round light heavyweight bout putting pressure on previously undefeated prospect Earl Newman (10-1-1, KOs) of Brooklyn, NY. Thompson controlled the fight early and working the left hand throughout the second round. He hit Newman with a hard upper cut midway through the third round causing Newman to fall back against the ropes causing Referee Robert Byrd to step in and give Newman a standing eight count, which was ruled a knockdown. With a minute to go in the fourth round, Thompson knocked Newman to the canvas with for the first time in the promising prospect’s career. Newman was slow to get up, but was able to continue to fight.
 
Newman turned out his best round of the fight in the eighth as he caught Thompson with a counter right hand, landing more punches to Thompson’s head and body. In the 10th and final round, Newman stalked Thompson around the ring as he maintained his composure, finishing the fight much stronger than he started it, but it wasn’t enough. The judges ruled the fight a unanimous decision in favor of Thompson with scores of 96-92 and 97-91 twice.
 
“I felt great going into this fight and I think it showed in the ring,” said Thompson. “I felt confident, I got two knockdowns early in the fight and I just tried to keep that momentum going. This is a great way to come back after an eight month layoff. My plan is to keep this win streak going.”
 
“This was my worst performance of my career,” said Newman. “It is the first time I’ve ever been knocked down – as a professional or an amateur. It happens in boxing. He was crafty. He kept moving around and that kind of threw my game plan off. I have to work on my jabs and defense going into my next fight.”
 
In the opening bout of the telecast, 2012 Olympic Silver medalist hailing from Mongoloa, Tugstsogt Nyambayar (9-0, 8 KOs) earned a hard-fought unanimous decision against previously unbeaten Harmonito Dela Torre (19-1, 12 KOs) of Miami. The bout started out close with Nyambayar throwing and landing solid punches, but he got caught with a hard hook in the second, sending him to the canvas. He was able to overcome the knockdown, throwing harder and more accurate punches, opening up a cut over Dela Torre’s right eye in the fifth round. Nyambayar continued to land precise hard punches to the head and body throughout the rest of the fight. In the end, the judges scored it 79-73 and 78-73 twice, all for Nyambayar.
 
“This fight was a great fight for me. it was the experience I needed,” said Nyambayar. “I was tested after an eight-month layoff. I moved up two weight classes for this fight. He’s much bigger than me. He kept me on my toes and it’s what I need to be a better fighter. He caught me off balance with that knock down, but as you can see that kicked me into gear and I dominated,”
 
“I didn’t perform my best, there’s some things I need to work on,” said Dela Torre. “I should have got him out of there sooner when I had the opportunity. He was a hungry great opponent and it was a great fight for the fans.”
 
PBC on Bounce was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions and sponsored by Corona: La Cerveza Mas Fina.
 
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Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce will be available to be streamed live via Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service Brown Sugar, which features an extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies as well as Bounce original programming and series. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. Brown Sugar also has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices and tablets for consumers with Android and iOS devices. There is a free initial trial period for subscribers with a retail price of $3.99/month thereafter.
 
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https://www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions/ and www.Facebook.com/BounceTV. Follow the conversation using #PBConBounce. PBC on Bounce is sponsored by Corona: La Cerveza Mas Fina.
 
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M-1 Challenge 84: Alexey Kunchenko vs. Sergey Romanov FACT SHEET

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

M-1 Challenge 84  

Alexey Kunchenko vs. Sergey Romanov

FACT SHEET 

This Friday in Saint Petersburg, Russia

M-1 CHALLENGE 84 FACT SHEET

 MAIN CARD

 

 

MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5

Alexey Kunchenko (16-0-0, M-1: 8-0-0), Champion, Russia

vs.

Sergey Romanov (11-1-0, M-1: 5-0-0), Challenger, Russia

 

MIDDLEWEIGHTS — 3 X 5

Caio “Hellboy” Magalhaes (10-3-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil

vs.

Artem Frolov (9-0-0, M-1: 7-0-0), Russia

Joe “Diesel” Riggs (45-17-0, M-1: 1-0-0), USA

vs.

Oleg Olenichev (9-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia

 

Enoc Solves Torres (20-10-1, M-1: 5-7-1), Spain

vs.

Andrey Seledtsov (7-4-0, M-1: 0-3-0), Russia

BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Janne “Jamba” Elonen-Kulmala (15-5-1, M-1: 1-0-1), Finland

vs.

Bair Shtepin (4-2-0, M-1: 1-2-0), Russia

PRELIMINARY CARD

 

HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Philip “F-11” DeFreis (12-6-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia

vs.

Anton Vyazigin (7-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0), Russia

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Vasily Volodko (2-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia

vs.

Dmitry Tebekin (6-3-0, M-1: 1-1-0), Russia

WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Temirlan Sharipov (3-0-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Russia

vs.

Maksim Grabovich (5-3-0, M-1: 4-3-0), Russia

Akhmadkhan Ozdoev (4-0-0, M-1: 4-0-0), Russia

vs.

Danila Prikaza (7-2-1, M-1: 4-2-0), Russia

LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Jani Salmi (9-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Finland

vs.

Roman Bogatov (2-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Russia

FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5

Sascha Sharma (13-3-0, M-1: 3-1-0), Germany

vs.

Zalimbek Omarov (8-2-1, M-1: 5-1-1), Russia

(all fights & fighters subject to change)

 

WHEN:           Friday, October 27, 2017

WHERE:         St. Petersburg, Russia

PROMOTER:  M-1 Global

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M-1 Challenge 84: October 27, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia

M-1 Challenge 85: November 10, 2017 in Moscow, Russia

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Marcos “Madman” Hernandez Receives Certificate of Appreciation From Boys and Girls Club

 

SELMA, CA (October 3, 2017) – Middleweight prospect, Marcos “Madman” Hernandez (10-1, 2 KOs) was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Mayor of Selma, CA, Michael Derr, and other council-members, in association with the Boys and Girls club.  Hernandez spent time with the kids yesterday being a positive role model.

 

“I feel it’s my duty to be a positive role model to these kids at the Selma Boys and Girls Club,” said Marcos Hernandez. “Spending time with these kids yesterday made me fill complete inside.  I’m going to continue spending time with these kids and steer them in the right direction.  With all the madness going on in today’s world, our young children need someone to look up too and I’m happy to fill that role.”

 

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Leo Santa Cruz Media Workout Quotes & Photos

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Leo Santa Cruz Media Workout Quotes & PhotosFeatherweight Champion Battles Chris Avalos in Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes Main Event Saturday, October 14 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

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LOS ANGELES (September 19, 2017) – Three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz hosted a media workout Tuesday at the new Team Watson Boxing Club in Lake Balboa, Calif. as he prepares to defend his featherweight titles against Chris Avalos on Saturday, October 14 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Televised coverage begins 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT with four-time world champion Abner Mares defending his 126-pound belt against once-beaten Andres Gutierrez.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Promotions and TGB Promotions, are priced at $30, $50, $75, $100, $150, and $250 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit AXS.com HERE.

Also in attendance was lightweight Ivan Redkach, who trains with Santa Cruz and will compete in an undercard bout on October 14.

Here is what the participants had to say Tuesday:

LEO SANTA CRUZ

“Now we both get another fight first, I’m pretty sure we will both win and the fans win by seeing us again as well.

“I always train the same way. I train really hard. I go out there like I’m going to fight the best opponent possible. My focus is there. You can never underestimate any fighter. Especially someone like Avalos. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain by beating me.

“Fighters like that are the most dangerous. They come really prepared and I can’t afford to lose. I am going to be focused coming into October 14.

“If we both get the win, I want the rematch with Abner in the beginning of the year. That is going to happen so I’m not concerned about both of us taking a fight first.

“I feel great and will be ready and prepared to fight 12 hard rounds on October 14.

“I know this will be a tough fight, every fight at this level is a tough fight.

“I am coming off of two hard fights and I wanted my body to rest, but I am always ready to get in the gym and prepare to do my best. I will never take a fight lightly and I won’t on October 14.

“The rematch will be a very tough fight like the first, it’s better for Abner and I
to each have a fight in-between.”

IVAN REDKACH

“I’m very excited to fight in Southern California on a big show against a tough fighter. I’m ready for October 14th.

“This is my third fight training with the Santa Cruz family and I love training with them. They’ve taught me a great deal about defense and about throwing combinations. I feel like it’s more of a ‘Mexican Style’ for me. I feel like they have helped me become a more entertaining fighter.

“This is really like a double hometown fight for me. I’ve lived in Southern California for eight years and I’ve been on a lot of Leo’s cards, so I will be in my second home with my second family.”

JOSE SANTA CRUZ, Leo’s Father & Trainer

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GRAMMY Nominated and Multi-Platinum Global Artist Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem On Mayweather vs. McGregor SHOWTIME PPV

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GRAMMY® Nominated and Multi-Platinum Global Artist Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem On Mayweather vs. McGregor SHOWTIME PPV® 

 

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LAS VEGAS (August 22, 2017) – Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem prior to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor main event Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lovato is a GRAMMY-nominated artist with one of the world’s most powerful voices on-and-off the stage and will be singing the anthem at a boxing event for the first time in her career. With more than 6 billion global single streams and nine platinum and multi-platinum singles to her name, Lovato recently released “Sorry Not Sorry,” which has quickly become one of 2017’s biggest hits.

 

Mayweather vs. McGregor is a 12-round, super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing card. Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and promoted by Mayweather Promotions. The telecast also will be available in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

For more information visit www.sho.com/sports and www.t-mobilearena.com, follow on Twitter @FloydMayweather, @TheNotoriousMMA, @MayweatherPromo, @UFC, @ShowtimeBoxing, @SHOSports, and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, www.Facebook.com/SHOSports andwww.Facebook.com/UFC

 

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Steve Pratt, BZA/SHOWTIME:  310-408-4555

Scott Ghertner, MGM Resorts International: (702) 692-6700

Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Announced

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Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame

Class of 2017 Announced

“Professor” Charles Hadley, Dr. Tony Alessi,

Clark Sammartino, Dick Flaherty, Dan Parker & Hugh Devlin, Sr.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Augus14, 2017) – The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2017 to be inducted during the 13TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, October 28, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.

The new CBHOF inductees are pioneer boxer “Professor” Charles Hadley, ring physician Dr. Tony Alessi, international boxing judge Clark Sammartino, referee/judge Dick Flaherty, boxing writer Dan Parker and boxer/boxing contributor Hugh Devlin, Sr.

“We continue to break barriers at CBHOF as we induct ‘Professor’ Charles Hadley who may have been the best ‘pound-for-pound fighter of his era,” CBHOF president John Laudati said. Like many black athletes of this period, he never received the recognition he richly deserved. The CBHOF will rectify that this year. Other members of this year’s class are equally deserving and represent all aspects of this great sport. Dr. Alessi is not just an accomplished ring physician but also a world-renowned sports doctor. Clark Sammartino is one of the best judges in boxing.  Dan Parker is an International Boxing Hall of Famer whose career as a reporter is unparalleled in any sport. Hughie Devlin Sr.’s contributions to this sport in Connecticut are immeasurable. We look forward to seeing boxing fans of all ages at this year’s dinner. It will be a wonderful evening for our inductees, our award winners, and especially for their family and friends.”

Fighting out of his adopted hometown of Bridgeport, Tennessee-native “Professor” Charles Hadley (25-13-6, 14 KOs) was the reigning World Colored Heavyweight Champion from 1881-1883. His professional career was from 1869 to 1891.

A familiar figure at ringside for major fights at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, Dr. Tony Alessi is a graduate of the University of Rome who moved to the Nutmeg State after completing his residency and neuro-muscular fellowship at the University fo Michigan. Alessi is a neurological consultant to the Connecticut State Boxing Commission, as well as the NFL Players Association and New York Yankees Player Development. He is based in Norwich, where he CEO for a medical management company.

At the height of career as a boxing judge, Clark Sammartino would average 100 bouts a year, including 10 world championships. A Providence native and Brown University graduate, he started judging boxing matches after he retired as an oral surgeon. The 80-year-old Sammartino has judge fights involving some of boxing biggest stars such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Oscar de la Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez and many others.

An accomplished referee/judge from Braintree, Massachusetts, who now lives in Glastonbury, CT, Dick Flaherty has worked numerous notable fights featuring Bernard Hopkins, Chad Dawson, Vernon Forrest and Sal “Canelo” Alvarez, among the more notables. Flaherty is best known for judging the first of three Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward fights, held at Mohegan Sun, voted the 2002 Fight of the Year), in which Dick scored the Round of the Year (ninth), 10-7 for Ward, and the fight, 94-93, in Ward’s favor. His score proved to be the difference as Ward won a 10-round split decision.

Waterbury, CT-native Dan Parker was a Waterbury sportswriter back in the early part of the 20th Century, whose articles in the New York Daily Mirror later exposed corruption in boxing. He exposed International Boxing Club (IBC) corruption and, due to Parker’s crusade, it was disbanded. Parker is induced in the prestigious International Boxing Hall of Fame, as well as the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

Hugh Devlin, Sr. (22-13) made his professional boxing debut in 1927 at the age of 18, stopping Johnny Lorenzo in New Bedford, Mass. He developed into one of New England’s top featherweights, fighting across Connecticut in New Haven, West Haven, Waterbury and New London. Devlin’s contributions to the Norwich boxing community made him an icon in southeastern Connecticut. He opened a restaurant in New London where menus were shaped like boxing gloves.

Individual Connecticut award winners were also announced: Jimmy Williams, Conn. Professional Boxer of the Year; Kevin Bonilla, Conn. Amateur Boxer of the Year; Hector Rosario, Contribution to Boxing; Danny Schiavone, Professional Boxing Official of the Year; Sachs Medina, Amateur Boxing Official of the Year:

Tickets for the CBHOF 13th annual Gala Induction Dinner, reasonably priced at $90.00, will soon go on sale and be available to purchase by calling Kim Baker at Mohegan Sun (1.860.862.7377) or Sherman Cain at the Manchester Journal Inquirer (1.800.237.3606 X321). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET, cocktails from 6:00- p.m. ET (cash bar), followed by a full sit-down dinner.

Go online to www.ctboxinghof.org for additional information about the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, its 13th annual Gala Inductee Dinner, event sponsorship opportunities, or past CBHOF inductees.

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[VIDEO] LOMACHENKO STOPS MARRIAGA! BELTRAN SURVIVES!! ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY STANDS UP FOR GERALD MCCLELLAN!!!

Check out thoughts on Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga, Ray Beltran vs. Bryan Vasquez, and Iceman John Scully‘s efforts to support former champion Gerald McClellan.

 

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TICKET ALERT: Terence Crawford/Julius Indongo Unification

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Undefeated WBC/WBO World champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) and IBF/WBA World champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) will collide in a 140-pound world title unification August 19 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

The winner will be undisputed, holding all four major 140lb titles.  ESPN, as part of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN,  will televise.

 

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT. Priced at $128, $78, $53, and $28, tickets can be purchased online via http://www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at the Pinnacle Bank Arena main ticket office.

 

 

Top N.E. boxers in action August 5 on “Fight Night at the Bay” in Quincy, MA

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Top N.E. boxers in action August 5 on

“Fight Night at the Bay” in Quincy, MA

 

QUINCY, Mass. (July 6, 2017) — Many of New England’s best and most popular professional boxers will be showcased Saturday night, August 5, on the “Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.
 
Former N.E. welterweight champion Derek Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Salem (MA), will headline against an opponent to be determined in the eight-round main event.
 
In the eight-round co-feature, hometown favorite Chris Traietti (23-4, 19 KOs) and Nick Lavin (4-5, 4 KOs), of Shelton (CT), square off for the vacant New England Cruiserweight Championship. Traietti, fighting at home in Quincy, is also the co-promoter of “Fight Night at the Bay”. A former World Boxing Council (WBC) United States cruiserweight titlist, Traietti is a college graduate who did one tour of duty in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
 
Three-time world title challenger, welterweight Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) will be in action versus former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round Special Female Welterweight Attraction. The popular Lopes is a native of Poland who lives in Marshfield (MA), Garland hails from York, South Carolina.
 
“Granite Chin Promotions is turning it up a notch for our August 5th event,” co-promoter Chuck Shearns said. “We are keeping promising, well-known young fighters busy. They’re fighting in front of their hometown fans, in some good scraps that promises to be an entertaining show. By the time the night is over, I expect we will have had a few surprises. Tickets are priced reasonably for this family-friendly venue on the beautiful South Shore.”
 
Unbeaten Brooklyn middleweight Carlos Gongora (8-0, 7 KOs) faces battle-tested Texan Larry “Slow Motion” Smith (10-33-1, 7 KOs) in a six-round fight.
 
Also fighting on the undercard in six-rounders is Dorchester (MA) welterweight Gabriel Duluc (11-2, 2 KOs) vs. Norwalk’s (CT) Shaka Moore (12-23-3, 2 KOs), Quincy’s undefeated U.S. Marine veteran Brandon Montella (7-0, 6 KOs) vs. Florida light heavyweight “Money” Mike Sawyer (7-8, 5 KOs), and Irish junior middleweight Paddy Irwin (3-0, 2 KOs), who lives in Quincy, vs. Philly’s Demetrius Thomas (0-4). Holbrook, MA welterweight Mike O’Han, Jr. (1-0) takes on Dorchester’s (MA) Daniel Amaro (0-2-1) in a four-round match.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
 
Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside), $50.00 (general admission) and $40.00 (standing room), are on sale and available to purchase at http://www.ticketriver.com.
 
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m. ET.
 
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United States May Face Boxing Ban as Refusal To Conform To Marquees Of Queensbury Rules Is Confirmed

Story by:   Patrick Salama

AP — The world’s leading advocates of clean boxing, the Clean Boxing Association (CBA), have called for a two year ban of the United States in amateur and professional boxing after a damning report confirmed a USA whistle-blower’s claims of a “persistent refusal to teach and enforce the basic rules of boxing” amongst USA boxing officials and trainers.

The CBA’s request is both extraordinary and unprecedented in boxing’s history. USA Boxing President Carl F. Awin responded defiantly as the possibility emerged that American’s would not be competing in boxing, at any level, for up to two years.

While announcing that the American boxing officials named in the report would be “temporarily suspended,” Mr. Awin on Monday asked for “fuller, more objective information that is based on facts.”

Today we see a dangerous relapse of politics intruding into sports,” he said in a statement. At this time their has been no reaction from US politicians but considering the magnitude of the charges and President Trumps longtime association with boxing most pundits assume that statements will be forthcoming.

Both Timothy Atlas and Victor Hunter, two prominent American boxing trainers, stated in May that for decades they have taught and encouraged American boxers to disregard basic and fundamental rules of boxing such as prohibitions on head-butting, holding, elbowing, forearming, and low blows with Hunter going so far as to state that his boxers game plans typically were based on repeated violations of these rules. Both trainers also stated that the use of these tactics were encouraged by “USA Boxing” for use in Olympic competition.

The Marques of Queensbury Rules are in place primarily for the safety of boxers. The use of hard body parts such as the head and elbows can lead to severe injuries particularly in the form of cuts and eye damage. The CBA’s investigation into America’s disregard for the rules of boxing began in late 2009 shortly after the boxing match between American Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler of the Netherlands which saw the fight stopped on 5 unintnetional, according to referee Jack Reiss, head-butts with Ward never being warned or having any points deducted. The head-butts caused multiple lacerations on Kessler’s face and caused permanent damage to his vision.

The CBA’s Mikhail Morenov issued a statement Monday addressing criticism of his organizations actions; “While we regret having to take such unprecedented action the safety of boxers was our only consideration. For to long we have sat by as the rules of our sport have been ignored. Today was the first step in the process of returning boxing to it’s true nature and eliminating the persistent cheating that has been ignored. I am hopeful that the United States will take the next two years as an opportunity to reacquaint itself with the rules of boxing and reform the practices that have caused us to make this ruling. Clean Boxing must be respected. Break the rules and you will lose” Morenov said with a small fist pump for emphasis.

While the United States is expected to appeal the suspension CBA officials have expressed confidence that the ruling will be upheld.