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title Gamboa back in action on Feb 20; Euban Predicts DeGale Will Fail – Boxing News

gamboa45635ARENA’s fast rising featherweight superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa (13-0, 11 kos) will be back in action again on February 20th at the University Center Arena in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Only six weeks after stopping Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez in round 10 at his last ESPN appearance “El Ciclon” is ready to shine again on the next “Friday Night Fights” show presented by ARENA Box-Promotion US, LLC. Read the rest of this entry »

title News: Brook Backs Jennings To Beat Cotto; Thaxton-Mezaache, Dunne-Cordoba

Welterweight hot-shot Kell Brook is backing Michael Jennings to beat Miguel Cotto on February 21 – so he set up a huge all-British showdown with his rival. Jennings will face Cotto in Madison Square Garden in New York on February 21 for the vacant WBO World title, and Brook will be keeping a close eye on the outcome. Read the rest of this entry »

title Darchinyan vs. Arce; Pacquiao vs. Hatton Tix on Sale This Friday! – News

Two of boxing’s biggest stars will meet in the ring for what could be the year’s biggest pay-per-view event. Five-division world champion MANNY “Pac Man” PACQUIAO and Ring Magazine and IBO World Junior Welterweight champion RICKY “The Hitman” HATTON, will rumble for Hatton’s World Junior Welterweight Championships Saturday, May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. These two boxing artists will have a 20 x 20 foot canvas to paint a black and blue masterpiece that the world has been waiting to watch. Pacquiao and Hatton boast a combined record of 93-4-2 (68 KOs), a winning percentage of 94% and a victory by knockout ratio of 73%. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ndou-Drilzane, Marali-Sakkreenin, Spina-Gockel – Boxing News

World rated light heavyweight Joey “KO Kid” Spina, former USNBC and IBF Intercontinental champion, has rededicated himself for his loyal fans as he prepares for his next fight February 6 at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Read the rest of this entry »

title Margarito Wrap Gate

margo3586454By Manuel Perez: Let me go on record by saying that I see Antonio Margarito being cleared of the wrap gate controversy that surrounds him at this time. Margarito is a true warrior and would never resort to adding hardened substances like plaster of paris to his gloves to get an added advantage. This guy is a straight shooter and wouldn’t lower himself to this level just to get an edge in his fights. Read the rest of this entry »

title Valuev Prepared To Fight Both Klitschko Brothers

valuev73557By Eric Thomas: Despite what the Klitschko brothers are saying about World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev not wanting to fight him, Valuev’s promoter Wilfried Sauerland begs to differ, saying that they’ve not been approached by the Klitschko brothers with a serious offer by them nor have them had contact in them in a year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto’s Stock Increased With Mosley’s Win

cotto3432336By Matt Stein: If there’s anyone whose stock was increased this past weekend, it was Miguel Cotto (32-1, 26 KOs), who with his previous 12-round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in November 2007, has to be seen as the fighter to beat in the welterweight division. Cotto, 28, may have lost by an 11th round TKO to Margarito in 2008, but he fought him incredibly tough and he did it by not clinching constantly in the manner that Mosley did in beating Margarito. Read the rest of this entry »

title Diaz vs. Marquez on Feb 28th

marquez33By Sam Gregory: In recent years the welterweight division has been in the spotlight of professional boxing. And for good reason, much of the talent in today’s boxing is in the 147 pound weight class. But just 12 pounds south of the welterweights is the division that has historically been home to some of the greatest fighters to lace up a pair of gloves. Benny Leonard, Joe Gans, Roberto Duran and Pernell Whitaker are just a few who have displayed their talent in the 135 pound division. Read the rest of this entry »

title Juan Manuel Marquez Bio

marquez5455By Sam Gregory: Juan Manuel Marquez comes from a strong boxing pedigree. His brother, Rafael Marquez, is a former world champion who has won world titles at the bantamweight and super bantamweight divisions. Marquez had an amateur record of 35-1 that included two Golden Glove tournament wins. He made his professional debut at the age of 19 on May 29th, 1993 and lost his first bout by way of disqualification to Javier Duran. Read the rest of this entry »

title Juan Diaz Bio

dia3423z45By Sam Gregory: Juan Diaz was 105-5 as an amateur. He thought he was qualified for the 2000 Mexican Olympic team but was informed he was too young to compete in the 2000 summer games in Sydney, Australia. He decided he didn’t want to wait four more years so he turned pro at the age of 16. Diaz made his professional boxing debut on June 23, 2000 with a first round TKO win over Rafael Ortiz. Diaz won all of his first five fights by KO or TKO. Read the rest of this entry »

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