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A few months ago Joe DeGuardia (pictured) was wondering if he would even be alive to watch his boxing promotional company Star Boxing continue to grow. DeGuardia was involved in a horrific accident on the LIE on July 29 while he was on his way home from his last boxing show at the Paramount Theater in Huntington.
After two-plus months of rehab, DeGuardia is back in the saddle running...Read more »
Saturday night at the should prove to be a big one for HBO as the network will feature several of the most exciting boxers in the business.
Brandon Rios (30-1-21 KOs) will take on Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) in a 12-round junior welterweight bout at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. on HBO's Championship Boxing.
Both fighters appear poised to be ready for the next step, but both...Read more »
Adrien Broner has flare like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and skills unlike any other young boxer in the sport. And he expects to take a big step toward making himself a household name on November 17 when he fights Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KOs) for the WBC lightweight title at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on HBO’s Championship Boxing.
Broner (24-0, 20 KOs) represents everything that boxing...Read more »
Golden Boy set up a media workout at Gleason's Gym to promote the upcoming four-title bout card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 20. In addition to WBA welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi and Danny Jacobs - both will be fighting on the card - some other Brooklyn boxing royalty were in the house. Most notably former world champions Mark Breland and Junior Jones. Check out our video....Read more »
Here's a press release from Ring 8, the Veteran Boxers Association. They have a ceremony at the site of the old Sunnyside Garden arena in Queens this weekend.
NEW YORK (October 2, 2012) - Ring 8 will host a commemorative ceremony for the old Sunnyside Garden Arena this Saturday afternoon ( October 6), starting at 12 noon (ET), highlighted by the unveiling of a monument on the site of the former...Read more »
HBO’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader, put together by promoter Lou DiBella, should be well worth the price of admission as four undefeated fighters and several hot prospects will step into the ring on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Ct.
Headlining the event is one of Lou DiBella’s mainstays Edwin Rodriguez. Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs), the...Read more »
You want to talk boxing in Brooklyn? Consider this: On June 19, 1947, Coney Island's Herbie Kronowitz beat Brownsville's Harold Green at Ebbets Field, for the middleweight title of Brooklyn. It doesn't get more Brooklyn than that. That fight, between two top 10 contenders, is just a small slice of Brooklyn's rich boxing past. Now, Golden Boy Promotions and The Barclays Center are writing a new chapter...Read more »
It’s been seven appearances at Madison Square Garden and seven wins for Miguel Cotto. Cotto has made New York City a second home. If his wins over Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium and Walkimi Young at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan are included, Cotto is 9-0 fighting in the Big Apple.
Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) will get a chance to up that mark to 10-0 when he takes on Austin Trout (25-0, 14...Read more »
Featherweight contender Rafael Vazquez is motivated by many things. But being the best boxer in the world, believe or not, isn’t at the top of the motivational list.
Vazquez has a 5-year-old daughter with autism. She has given him a completely different perspective on life and where he fits in.
Said Vazquez: “When I was young I was running the streets crazy. But when my daughter was...Read more »
There has been a change at the top. Andre Ward takes over the top spot in the Neutral Corner Top 10 pound-for-pound list. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fans won’t like it, but Ward has been active and he’s beaten most of the top 168-pound fighters in the world and the best light heavyweight. Can’t deny Ward the top spot this time.
1. Andre Ward, super middleweight, (26-0): Ward has beaten Mikkel Kessler,...Read more »