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Could we see Chris Algieri squaring off against WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov on HBO in May?
It’s something Star Boxing promotions boss Joe DeGuardia told Newsday’s Bobby Cassidy last week is a possibility.
Algieri (19-0) expanded his national profile after scoring a unanimous-decision win (97-93, 97-93, 98-92) over highly regarded prospect Emanuel Taylor in last...Read more »
Freeport junior middleweight Patrick Day figures to have a lot of eyes on him Friday when he takes on Guillermo Ibarra (11-4, 7 KOs) on the ESPN Friday Night Fights card at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ.
One set of eyes will belong to veteran trainer and ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, who will work the televised portion of the card.
Atlas, whose list of fighters includes...Read more »
Mike "Lefty" Brooks, an unbeaten lightweight from Oceanside, will fight Philadelphia's Karl Dargan in the co-feature of Fight Night on NBC on Nov. 16. The card will be broadcast beginning at 2:30 p.m. on NBC from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The main event is a 12-round heavyweight contest between former cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) and Vyacheslav...Read more »
The light heavyweight division is really starting to heat up. Newly minted WBC champ Adonis Stevenson made a huge impact on HBO last weekend and all future hall-of-famer Bernard Hopkins does is keep winning. Unbeaten contender Sergey Kovalev (20-0-1, 18 KOs) has certainly inserted himself into the conversation. He's looking to make another statement on Friday night when he meets Cornelius White...Read more »
Hard-hitting middleweight Curtis Stevens is proud to be part of the long list of world-class Brooklyn boxers. He's also just as proud to be fighting at Madison Square Garden's Theater tomorrow on NBC. "Everyone is talking about the Barclays Center," said Stevens. "Yeah, that's a great place. But don't forget, Madison Square Garden is the most famous sports arena in the...Read more »
It's going to be a super six-week run for boxing, particularly in New York. It starts on April 13, with Top Rank's super bantamweight title unification bout between WBO champion Nonito Donaire (31-1) and WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0). Donaire is the reigning Fighter of the Year and Rigondeaux is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who defected from Cuba in 2009. This card will be...Read more »
The title-fight tripleheader at MSG's Theater isn't the only world class boxing card on tap for Saturday night. NBC Sport Network also airs a pair of 10-rounders that will be televised nationally starting at 9 p.m. The main event pits former world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1, 7 KOs) against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) in a light heavyweight showdown. It's a classic...Read more »
The NBC fight card featuring heavyweights Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham turned out to be a successful for nearly all involved. It didn’t work out well for Cunningham, who thought he was robbed. Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) scored a 116-112, 115-113, 113-115 split-decision win over Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs). Many observers believed Cunningham deserved the decision. Cunningham’s plight notwithstanding,...Read more »