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Thomas Dulorme heads Broadway Boxing card

Thomas Dulorme fights against Carlos Abregu. October 27,

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Another round of Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing series returns to the Roseland Ballroom on February 21, featuring top welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Dulorme is looking to bounce back from his first professional defeat at the hands of Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) on HBO last October. Dulorme, who has been competing at welterweight the last two years, will...

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Video: Nonito Donaire gives training tips

Nonito Donaire raises both his fist after defeating

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BWAA 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire  and Olympic Medalist Marlen Esparza and train with the SNAC Team using new-school training techniques such as intermittent hypoxic mitt work and a scientific approach to nutritional supplementation. Newsday app users can view the video using the below link:

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Lamont Peterson signs with Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions CEO David Itskowitch (left) poses

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It’s been anything but a smooth ride for Lamont Peterson lately. But the current IBF and former WBA and WBO 140-pound champion took a step toward getting his career back track after signing a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions on Monday. Peterson turned heads after scoring a controversial split-decision win over Amir Khan on December 10, 2011 to capture the WBA and IBF 140-pound titles....

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Donaire named BWAA fighter of the year

Nonito Donaire throwing a left hook to the

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Nonito Donaire fought four times in 2012 and won all four bouts, raising his record to 30-1. The WBO superbantamweight champ was named Fighter of the Year for 2012 b the Boxing Writers Association of America. It’s the fourth time in the last seven years that a Filipino boxer has won the award. Manny Pacquiao won in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Donaire’s trainer Robert Garcia won the Eddie Futch “Trainer...

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Report: Donaire-Mares fight in jeopardy

Nonito Donaire reacts after being declared the winner

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Is a potential mega bout between super bantamweight stars Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares in jeopardy? If promotional giants Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions can’t get on the same page, the fight may not happen. (Where have we heard this one before?). Top Rank promotes Donaire, while Golden Boy has a promotional deal with Mares. The companies have been at odds with each other the last several...

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Andrade highlights Showtime card at the Paramount

Demetrius Andrade fights at the Verizon Wireless Arena,

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Undefeated middleweight Demetrius Andrade will have a golden opportunity to prove to the boxing world he is a contender. And he’s going to do it on Long Island on Friday night on ShoBox when he takes on Freddy Hernandez (30-3, 20 KOs) in a 10-round bout at The Paramount in Huntington. Considered one of the top young middleweights, Andrade (18-0, 13 KOs) has been training with Virgil Hunter, the...

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Gerry Cooney excited about LI boxing

Former professional boxers Larry Holmes, left, and Gerry

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When Gerry Cooney was 16 and growing up in Huntington, he didn't have much going for him. He said he came from a turbulent home. He lacked self esteem. But the one thing he could do was fight. In fact, he did it out of necessity. He was a big kid, and therefore was challenged all the time — in home and at school. So Cooney entered the Golden Gloves. The owner of the Herman's Sporting Goods store...

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Juan Carlos Burgos to demand rematch

Juan Carlos Burgos (L) fights Roman Martinez in

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Bad judging in boxing has become almost as common as the home run during the height of the steroids era in baseball. There was another controversial decision during Saturday night’s triple header on HBO. Juan Carlos Burgos and Roman Martinez fought to a draw in a WBO Super featherweight title fight at MSG on Saturday night. Burgos, according to most media members and HBO’s broadcast team, won the...

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Seanie Monaghan wins at MSG

Cutman George Mitchell works on Long Beach boxer

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In his first fight since his hometown was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Seanie Monaghan overcame a terrible cut along his left eyebrow to pound out a unanimous eight-round decision over Roger Cantrell Saturday at Madison Square Garden's Theater. The Long Beach resident improved to 17-0 with 10 knockouts. The Monaghan fight was part of a title fight tripleheader. Also Saturday, Roman Martinez...

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Is middleweight the deepest division?

Welterweight, junior welterweight, lightweight, middleweight, super middleweight…Which is the best weight division in boxing? The welterweight and junior welterweight divisions have gotten the benefit of the doubt the last several years. With Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Tim Bradley, etc… it’s understandable why. But the middleweight division is making a huge comeback. WBC champ...

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