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SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 
 ELBIALI-PENA ADDED TO TUESDAY'S FOX SPORTS 1 BROADCAST

Press Release: 
On Tuesday, September 8th at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, light heavyweight power puncher, Ahmed Elbiali (11-0, 10 KOs) will fight on Premier Boxing Champions' Fox Sports 1 briadcast, which will be headlined by Austin Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) vs. Joey Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs).  An Al Haymon client, Elbiali will face Fabiano Pena (12-3-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round bout. 
Elbiali said, 
"I'm always looking to end the fight early if I get my opponent hurt. A couple of fights ago I went the distance for the first time and I felt good knowing I can fight into the later rounds if need be. I love to let my hands fly and bring exciting fights to the fans. That's what I try to do in all my fights."
 


 
SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 
 GESTA-HONORIO ADDED TO CALIFORNIA UNDERCARD

Press Release: Added to the non-televised undercard on Oct. 3rd at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.: Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (28-1-2, 16 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. will face Martin "El Brochas" Honorio (32-9-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City and Argentina's Marcelino "Nino" Lopez (31-1-1, 16 KOs)  will make his U.S. debut in an eight rounder against an opponent yet-to-be-named. In the main event, Lucas Matthysse faces Viktor Postol for the vscant WBC title at 140 pounds.

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SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 
 TOUGH TALK FROM SIPPIO-COOK BEFORE RHODE ISLAND FIGHT

Press Release: 
Junior middleweight Kenton Sippio-Cook (6-2) suggests Khiary Gray (8-0) should've done his homework before agreeing to fight him Friday, Sept. 18th, 2015 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. 
"Somebody in Khiary's team either got lazy with their work in finding an opponent, or really just doesn't care about Khiary," Sippio-Cook, from Austin, Texas said. "It's as simple as that."


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SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 


JOE SMITH TOPS LONG ISLAND, NY BILL NEXT WEEK

Press Release: On Friday, September 11th, at The Paramount in Huntington (Long Island), New York, local favortie Joe "The Irish Bomber" Smith Jr. (18-1 with 15 KOs) takes on Dion Savage, (12-7 with 6 KOs), Flint, MI in a ten-round light heavyweight headliner. Smith is coming off a second-round destruction of Cory Cummings on April 18th in which he dropped Cummings three times.  Featured on the undercard in an eight-round bout will be local junior welterweight Anthony Karperis (10-2) taking on Mexico's Jose Morales (8-6).

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SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 
 KELL BROOK TO FACE DIEGO CHAVES NEXT

Press Release: Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight title against Argentina's Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena in Brook's hometown, Sheffield, England on October 24th, live on Sky Sports. Brook (35-0) will be making his third title defense since lifting the title from Shawn Porter last year. Chaves (23-2-1) is coming off a draw against Timothy Bradley [although most think Chaves deserved to lose].

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SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 


TWO MORE HALL OF FAMERS COMMIT TO BOX FAN EXPO

Press Release: Hall of Famers Ray Mancini and Mike McCallum, as well as former WBA 140-pound title holder Jesse Vargas have all confirmed they will appear at the Title Boxing/Rival booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday Sept. 12, 2015. The Expo will coincide with the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto world welterweight championship fight, which will take place later that evening in Las Vegas, as well as with Mexican Independence weekend.

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SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 


ROBIN DEAKIN IMPROVES TO 2-51!

Robin Deakin of Tilbury, England turned pro with a win in 2006. After that, he embarked on a 51-fight losing streak. There were a few recognizable names among Deakin's conquerors: Anthony Crolla, Patrick Hyland, Ryan Walsh, but not many. Still, Deakin fought onm and now the British publication The Mirror reports that Deakin, now campaigning at light welterweight finally achieved win number 2.  He utpointed Deniss Kornilovs (1-3) at London's York Hall over the weekend. Deakin told the Mirror, "all those people that called me Britain's worst boxer can eat their words - they just made me punch harder." Congratulations to Mr. Deakin... now please retire on a high note! --Scott Shaffer

 
SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 
 LAKELAND, FLORIDA LANDS OCTOBER SHOW

Press Release: Mad Integrity Fight Sports returns to Lakeland, Florida's Orange Event Center on October 10th with a professional boxing show. The card will feature Florida lightweight Ruben “Chino” Ozuna (4-1) battling Bobby Hill (4-24) of Mississippi. On the same card, junior middleweight Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez risks his 7-0 record against Jacksonville’s Juan Aguirre (6-15-1) in a bout for Sunshine State bragging rights. Aguirre is originally from Guatemala.

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SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 
 MURRAY TO FIGHT THIS WEEKEND, HOPING FOR ABRAHAM SHOT

Press Release: Martin Murray wants a big win over Jose Miguel Torres in Leeds, England on Saturday (live on Sky Sports) which Murray hopes will lead to a WBO super middleweight challegne against Arthur Abraham. First, Murray (31-2-1) must deal with challenges Torres (31-6).  “I really I want the Arthur Abraham fight,” said Murray.  “[My promoter] Eddie Hearn was with the Sauerlands [Abraham's promoter] last week, so hopefully it gets made. I doubt [Abraham] would give me a voluntary defence as I’m too dangerous – so I would have to go down the route of becoming mandatory challenger in one of the governing bodies.

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SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 


UNBEATEN FINN ADDED TO NORDIC SHOW

Press Release: Finland's Petteri Frojdholm (8-0, 2 KOs) is the latest addition to Team Sauerland’s September 12th show. The 130-pounder will face Ramaz Bebnadze (15-1, 11 KOs) of the Georgian Republic in an eight-round contest in Frederikshavn, Denmark. "I’m excited about this opportunity. I didn’t have to hesitate or think twice when the call came,’’ said Frojdholm. "The fans can expect a high-octane fight, full of action. I will be ready to go the full eight rounds, but maybe my opponent will not want to take my punishment for that long!’’ The 24 year-old southpaw can expect a tough night’s work. His opponent Bebnadze has lost only one of his sixteen professional fights and boast a 69% knockout ratio. Tickets for the live show are available via arenanord.dk. 


 
SEPTEMBER 02, 2015 
 MARTINEZ AND SALIDO DISCUSS THEIR REMATCH

Press Release: On the September 12th Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto pay-per-view broadcast from Las Vegas, Puerto Rico's 
Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2 with 17 KOs) will be making the first defense in his third stint as the WBO junior lightweight champ. He survived a desperate late rush to unanimously outpoint Mexico's Orlando Salido in a hard-fought battle, and now, about five months later, he will give Salido a rematch.  Here is what they each had to say during a recent media event:
 


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SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 
 MOSLEY EYEING ANOTHER FIGHT

Shane Mosley, who stopped Ricardo Mayorga over the weekend in what turned out to be a middleweight bout due to Mayorga's weight problems, is already planning his next bout. Here is what Mosley put out on his Twitter account: "Got a bunch of calls this morning. Already deep in negotiations for my next fight. Gonna be a good one! My next fight will either be 154 or 147 [pounds]. Depends which of these 3 guys I am courting I go with. Leaning to 147." Th ex-world champion also said his next fight would probably be another pay-per-view event because "we did great on buys" for last weekend's win over Mayorga.  Mosley did not say who the three potential opponents were, but speculation is that Juan Manuel Marquez is one of them. --Scott Shaffer

 
SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 


ISHE SMITH PREPARES FOR VANES MARTIROSYAN ON SEPT. 12TH

September 12th will be a very busy day in boxing. Sandwiched in between the afternoon show on NBC and the evening pay-per-view show featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto will be a match-up of junior middleweight contenders as former IBF titlist Ishe Smith (27-7, 12 KOs) faces Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KOs). The bout will be aired on basic cable as part of the 90-minute Countdown Live: Mayweahter vs. Berto preshow early in the evening on Saturday, September 12th. Here is what Smith had to say last week:

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SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 
 WBA BANTAMWEIGHT TITLIST MCDONNELL GIVING KAMEDA A REMATCH ON SEPT. 6TH

Press Release: 
After a razor thin decision in their first fight, top bantamweights Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs) will square-off again on the Sunday, September 6th edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. 
The WBA bantamweight title showdown will kick off the telecast beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT and will be headlined by a super middleweight battle between Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) and Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs).


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SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 


UNDERCARD DETAILS FOR SEPT. 12TH FOXWOODS SHOW

Press Release:
 
2012 U.S. Olympian and rising light heavyweight "Sir" Marcus Browne (15-0, 11 KOs) faces former WBA champion Gabriel Campillo (25-7-1, 12 KOs) 
on the undercard at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT on a daytime show set for 
Saturday, September 12
th. The first bout begins at 1 p.m. ET
. Also, middleweight Hugo "The Boss" Centeno (22-0, 12 KOs) meets Poland's Lukas Maciec (22-2-1, 5 KOs).


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AUGUST 31, 2015 
 YATHOMAS RILEY INDICTED FOR MURDER

According to the Albany (Georgia) Herald, light heavyweight Yahtomas Riley was indicted last week for the murder of hs wife, Dr. Lisa Amodio Riley. Yathomas remains in jail for the July incident, in which he is also accused of locking the couple's son in a room with the mother's body overnight. Thomas nearly made the 2008 Olympic team and is 8-1 as a pro. He as touted as a top prospect from 2008-2010. At that time, Thomas was charged with shooting his then-girlfriend, Koketia King. He spent two years in jail awaiting trial but the charges were eventually dropped when King kept changing her story. Riley had one comeback bout, but lost an eight-round decision to Lionell Thompson in 2013. He has not fought since then, and likely will remain in prison until a trial in 2016. -Scott Shaffer

 
AUGUST 31, 2015 


DIEGO DE LA HOYA STEPS UP TO FACE JESUS RUIZ ON FRIDAY

Press Release: Featherweight Diego De La Hoya (11-0, 7 KOs) will battle Jesus "Estrella" Ruiz (32-6-5, 21 KOs) on Friday, September 4th in the latest edition of Golden Boy's LA Fight Club. The ten-round bout will be televised live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT from Los Angeles' Belasco Theater. On the same show, two-time Brazilian Olympian Everton Lopes (3-0, 1 KOs) will be featured in an eight-round 140-pound bout against Omar Tienda (13-0, 8 KOs) of Guadalupe, Mexico. Also stepping through the ropes in the briadcast opener will be Los Angeles favorite Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez (10-0, 9 KOs) who takes on Erick "TJ" Orozco (5-1-2, 3 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico in a six-round super featherweight bout.

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AUGUST 31, 2015 
 AUSTIN TROUT TO FACE TWINKLE FINGERS HERNANDEZ NEXT WEEK

Press Release: On September 8th, Premier Boxing Champions comes to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, with Fox Sports 1 televising live. In the main event, former junior middleweight champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) of New Mexico takes on southpaw Joey 'Twinkle Fingers' Hernandez (24-3, 14 KOs) of Miami, Florida. In the chief supporting bout, Jorge Lara (27-0, 19 KOs) from Guadalajara, Mexico, squares off against Puerto Rico's Jesus Rojas (21-1, 15 KOs).

 
AUGUST 31, 2015 


DILLIAN WHYTE FACES DOMINIC GUINN WITH SHOT AT ANTHONY JOSHUA ON THE LINE

Press Release: British heavyweight Dillian Whyte will face Dominick Guinn of the United States at The O2 in London on September 12th, live on Sky Sports. The 40 year-old Guinn is 35-10-1 and won an easy comeback fight earlier this year. His last major fight was a 2103 loss to Tomasz Adamek. White is 15-0 and has been stepping up his level of competition gradually. Whyte has his sights set on show headliner Anthony Joshua who faces unbeaten Scotsman Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title. Victories for Joshua and Whyte on September 12th will see the pair face each other at the same venue on December 12th.

 
AUGUST 31, 2015 


WEEKEND RESULTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Mzonke Fana W10 Said Zungu... Now campaigning at lightweight, former two-time IBF super featherweight champion Mzonke Fana got his career back on track with a ten-round shut-out of Tanzanian Said Zungu. Fana won every round, scoring 100-90 across the board. After more than twenty-one years as a pro, Fana took his record to 35-8, while Zungu is now 14-12. source: wbf

Matthew Macklin KO1 Chris Herrmann... In Spain, middleweight Matthew Macklin of England won his second straight by knocking out Germany's Chris Herrmann (19-7-1) in the first round. It was Herrmann's third straight loss. Macklin is trying to work his way back into title contention after losing to Jorge Sebastian Heiland last year. source: daily mail

Jorge Paez Jr. W10 Daniel Echeverría ... Junior welterweight Jorge Paez Jr. earned a majority decision that handed Daniel "Tokado" Echeverría his first pro loss in San Luis Potosí, Mexico over the weekend. Paez, the son of a former champion with the same name, started the fight with a first-round knock down. He duplicated the feat in round four, and even though he tired down the stretch, he went on to win by scores of 94-94, 95-94 and 95-93. Paez is now 39-6-2 compared to 18-1 for Echeverria. source: wbc



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AUGUST 30, 2015 
 SANTA CRUZ OUTGUNS MARES BY DECISION

Featherweights throw over 2000 punches combined

Leo Santa Cruz W12 Abner Mares... 
The Battle of Los Angeles featherweights provided non-stop action, with
Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares combining to throw more than 2000 punches over twelve rounds.
 Despite an aggressive start from Mares, Santa Cruz outboxed Mares and won a majority decision before a very energetic crowd of 13,000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Official scores were 
117-111 (twice) and 114-114.  Judge Max De Luca, one of boxing's best, turned in the draw scorecard, but De Luca had an off-night as Santa Cruz clearly deserved to win.  source: premier boxing champions


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AUGUST 30, 2015 


MOSLEY STOPS MAYORGA AGAIN, THIS TIME IN SIX

Shane Molsey KO6 Ricardo Mayorga...  In a throwback fight at Inglewood, California's Forum, Shane 
Mosley, 43, knocked out Ricardo Mayorga, 41, in the sixth round. The bout was fought at middleweight due to Mayorga (31-8-1) being overweight.  
A Mosley punch put Mayorga no his knees in the sixth round, where the referee counted to ten. In 2008, Mosley (48-9-1) stopped Mayorga in the twelfth round of a bout that was at the end of both boxer's primes. Mosley's most recent fight was a 2013 loss to Anthony Mundine. In his prime, Mosley held championships at lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight.  source: LA Times


 
AUGUST 30, 2015 
 LINARES BOOKS TITLE DEFENSE FOR VENEZUELA

Jorge "Niño de Oro" Linares (39-3, 26 KO), will defend his WBC lightweight title against Mexico's Iván Cano (23-6-2, 15 KO) on October 10th at the Poliedro of Caracas, Venezuela. Linares' will  finally be fighting in his home country. The last time he fought there was in 2010 when he defeated Dominican, Francisco Lorenzo. Linares will be defending his WBC lightweight  title for the second time. He conquered the crown in Japan, defeating Mexico's Javier Prieto and successfully defended it on May 30th by stopping tough British fighter Kevin Mitchell in a slugfest. --source: wbc


 
AUGUST 30, 2015 


CEJA STOPS RUIZ WITH COME-FROM-BEHIND KO

Julio Ceja KO5 Hugo Ruiz... In a sudden momentum swing, Julio Ceja turned the tables on Hugo Ruiz in violent fashion. Ruiz (35-3, 31 KOs) controlled the action early in their 122-pound clash at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, using his superior length and accurate punching to tame Ceja's aggression (30-1, 27 KOs). Ceja relentlessly charged at Ruiz with abandon, swinging wildly and repeatedly getting countered by Ruiz in the process. In round three, Ruiz dropped Ceja with a left hook. It looked like Ruiz might end things there, as he bulldozed Ceja into his corner, but Ceja was able to make it through the round. Then, in round five, Ceja crushed Ruiz with a massive left hand of his own, knocking him flat on his backside. Ruiz beat the count only to take even more of a beating, getting hammered on the ropes by a wild-eyed Ceja until the referee stopped the fight, resulting in a technical knockout for Ceja. The win gives Ceja the WBC interim title at 122 pounds, with Leo Santa Cruz still listed as champion even though he moved up to 126 pounds on the same show. source: Premiere Boxing Champions


 
AUGUST 30, 2015 


MOSLEY-MAYORGA UNDERCARD RESULTS

Joel Diaz Jr. TKO4 Luis Arceo... In Inglewood, California, prior to Shane Mosley win over Ricardo Mayorga, lightweight Joel Diaz Jr. dominated Luis Arceo and won by technical knockout in the fourth round. [Diaz is promoted by a company in which Boxingtalk's publisher, G. Leon, has an interest]. Diaz (20-0) staggered Arceo in the first, bloodied him in the second, and knocked him down on the fourth, causing the fight to be stopped. Arceo lost his third in a row and is now 28-14-4.

Yulihan Avila D10 Maureen Shea... AYulihan Avila (12-2-1) retained her IBF women's super-bantamweight IBF title against Maureen Shea (24-2-1). Their bout ended in a ten-round draw, with Shea's face making it look like she got absorbed the most punishment. The crowd booed the judges' decision. Shea is a media darling who fights out of New York. source for both results: LA Times


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