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title De La Hoya To Retire?

dela342324By Jim Dower: After getting beaten nearly senseless by Manny Pacquiao in December, Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) is contemplating hanging up the gloves for good. After 17 years as a professional boxer in which Oscar has won 10 world titles, he’s finally thinking hard about retirement from the sport. His loss to Pacquiao, a bitter pill for him to swallow perhaps because he was beaten by a smaller fighter and one that he had been expected to defeat, has caused De La Hoya to back away from the boxing public out of sense of shame. Read the rest of this entry »

title Utsey Boys Relocate To Atlanta Georgia, More – News

The Utsey Boys, Orlando and Justin Utsey, have relocated to Atlanta Georgia . Set to make their pro debuts in the very near future, Orlando and Justin Utsey are leaving their home area in order to concentrate on training and leave behind the distractions of their hometown. They will however still consider Little Rock Arkansas their boxing home, and look to bring some great fights back to their many fans in the Little Rock Area. “We feel like we have a great opportunity in Atlanta . Read the rest of this entry »

title Troy Ross Contender Champion, Gunn Destroys Gregory – News

Former IBF Lightweight King PAUL SPADAFORA declared himself undaunted, undeterred and ready, willing and able to fight, at an afternoon press conference today at the Pittsburgh Hilton. Spadafora (41-0-1) will headline a six-bout card, Tuesday, March 31 at the Pittsburgh Hilton. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

title Estrada-Povetkin, Williams-Licina – News

Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. president Jimmy Burchfield made several key announcements today, ranging from a minimum 11-fight schedule in 2009 to major fights in Germany for two of his top fighters, Jason “Big Six” Estrada and cruiserweight “Awesome” Aaron Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch vs. Taylor In Connecticut; John vs. Juarez This Saturday – News

taylor4245335By Manuel Perez: It looks as if World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) has finally got a location for his April 25th title defense against former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. The bout will be taking place at the Foxwoods resort in Connecticut rather than England.
Froch, 31, is coming off a grueling 12-round decision over Jean Pascal in December in an exciting fight that pretty much placed Froch on the boxing map, at least as far as fans in the U.S. are concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

title Trinidad Wants Bouts With Pavlik and Hopkins

trinidad522267By Manuel Perez: In an article by Jaime Torres Torres at El Neuvodia, former welterweight and light middleweight champion Felix Trinidad (42-3, 35 KOs) is interested in a fight with WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and getting a rematch with Bernard Hopkins, saying ” “Hopkins beat me, but he never wanted to give me a chance at revenge. Pavlik could fight with me in the 165 pounds. But they are boxers who fear being beaten.” Read the rest of this entry »

title News: Abraham Interested in Pavlik Bout; Andrade vs. Joseph

pav344634573Germany’s Arthur Abraham will defend his IBF middleweight title against Kelly Pavlik anywhere in the world to prove he is the best in the division, according to his agent Kalle Sauerland. Abraham’s next fight is against Lajuan Simon on Saturday 14 March. Sauerland told the Steve Bunce Boxing Hour on Setanta Sports News that Pavlik was the only fight Abraham wanted. He said: Read the rest of this entry »

title George Destroys Ballogou; Dunne-Cordoba, DeGale-Tchilaia – News

george345244664NEW YORK – Light-heavyweight contender Shaun George entered his bout with Jaffa Ballogou intent on sending the division a message it could not ignore. It took him only 86 seconds to accomplish his mission, finishing off “The African Assassin” in spectacular fashion in New York City’s BB King Blues Club & Grill. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adamek vs. Banks, Lorenzo-Miranda This Saturday

The always-exciting Tomasz Adamek will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) cruiserweight title against undefeated Johnathon Banks in the main event this Friday, Feb. 27, on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). Read the rest of this entry »

title Barrera Faces Khan; Murat vs. Sanavia, Sylvester vs. Nespro – News

khan434465The hype surrounding 22-year-old lightweight prospect Amir Khan may not be the same since his stunning first-round knockout loss to Breidis Prescott last September, but the 2004 Olympic silver medallist has the full confidence of his head trainer, Freddie Roach, as they prepare in Los Angeles for Khan’s showdown with multiple world champion “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 at The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

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