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Paramount gets high marks from promoters

Cletus Seldin boxes with Jonathan Cuba during their

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Huntington’s Paramount Theater gets high marks for everything. From its atmosphere, to its location to its seating chart, the Paramount is building a reputation as a premier venue for club boxing shows.

Over 1,100 people packed the theater on Saturday night to watch local products Chris Algieri, Cletus Seldin and Alan Gotay emerge victorious. Algieri, a welterweight contender and Gotay, a...

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Floyd Mayweather touts Showtime deal

If you let Floyd Mayweather Jr. tell it, his newly formed relationship with Showtime and CBS is match made in heaven. The undefeated welterweight just might be right about that.

Mayweather made an appearance at the final press conference for Saturday’s Showtime card featuring IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage and Ishe Smith and spoke in glowing terms of his six-fight deal...

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NBC card filled with LI prospects

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

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Huntington will be in the spotlight on Saturday night when several aspiring prospects step into the ring for NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night card.

Huntington welterweight Chris Algieri (14-0, 7 KOs) will take on Jose Peralta (10-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round co-feature. Another Huntington resident hoping to continue his unbeaten streak is Alan Gotay (3-0, 2 KOs), who will take on Micah Branch in...

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Floyd Mayweather inks deal with Showtime

Floyd Mayweather responds to an aquaintance during a

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been full of surprises. So it should’ve come as no surprise when the undefeated welterweight announced a deal with Showtime to broadcast his next pay-per-view fight.

Mayweather’s first fight on the Showtime will be against Robert Guerrero on May 4. The deal will enable Mayweather to fight up to six times over a 30-month period.

Terms of the deal were not...

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Adrien Broner set to face Gavin Rees

Adrien Broner lands a punch on Daniel Ponce

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WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) continues to exude confidence in his abilities. And that confidence grows with every fight.

"Everyone that's fighting me knows what they are going up against,” Broner said during a recent roundtable discussion. “I'm the best boxer of this era.”

The undefeated phenom will get a chance to back up that talk again on Saturday night...

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Mitchell-Banks postponed, Broner to head HBO card

Adrien Broner lands a punch on Daniel Ponce

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Another boxing card took a blow Wednesday when heavyweight Jonathan Banks suffered a broken thumb during a training session, forcing a postponement of his February 16 bout against Seth Mitchell.

The HBO Championship Boxing card at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will still go on though, as WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) will take on Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KOs) in...

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Mayweather tweet: Devon Alexander front-runner to be next opponent

Floyd Mayweather responds to an aquaintance during a

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been particular about who he fights and when he fights. Both questions about his next opponent and when that fight will occur may be answered shortly.

Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) said via Twitter early Wednesday morning that IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) is the “front runner” to be his next opponent.

It was a curious Tweet from...

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Huntington's Chris Algieri headlines NBC card

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

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Welterweight contender Chris Algieri said he was looking to step up in competition and stature after his most recent bout, an eight-round unanimous-decision win over Raul Tovar at the Paramount in Huntington last July.

He’s going to get that chance on Saturday night February 23 when he squares off against Jose Peralta Alejo (10-1-0, 6 KOs) in a 10-round bout at the Paramount. But here’s the...

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Alexander-Brook postponed, but card will go on

Randall Bailey and Devon Alexander exchange punches during

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The recent postponing of the February 23 Showtime bout between IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander and Kell Brook fight just goes to show how important it is to have a deep card when putting on a boxing show.

A bicep injury suffered by Alexander during training, forced the promoters to push back the fight. It’s the second time the fight has been postponed. The bout was originally set...

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Golovkin and Rodriguez head Monte Carlo card

Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez.

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South African promotional giant Golden Gloves has partnered with the Monte-Carlo SBM group to present the “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super Four” on March 30.

The two Super Four bouts will feature super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs) and Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs) versus Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout.

The...

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