Canelo-Kirkland Moves To May 9th In Houston!

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had hoped to fight on Cinco De Mayo weekend this year (which falls on May 2nd) but with the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather being consummated for that day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – he and Golden Boy Promotions really had no choice but to move off that date.
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Golovkin-Murray Weights From Monte Carlo!

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TV: HBO
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Venue: Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo
Gennady Golovkin 158.9lbs vs. Martin Murray 159.9lbs
(WBA/WBC interim/IBO middleweight title)
Hekkie Budler 104.85lbs vs. Jesus Silvestre 105.35lbs
(WBA/IBO minimumweight title)
Lee Haskins 118.05lbs vs. Omar Lamiri 116.45lbs
Hughie Fury 232.45lbs vs. Andriy Rudenko 243.30lbs

Mayweather-Pacquiao Set For May 2nd MGM Grand!

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After years of frustration and disappointment, following many starts and stops, perhaps the most talked about boxing match in history is finally a reality. Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Friday that he’s agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight bout May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. It’s a bout the public has been calling for since late 2009 and pits the two finest boxers of their generation in a historic event.
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ShoBox Weights From Pittsburgh!

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TV: Showtime
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Venue: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Sammy Vasquez 147.25lbs vs. Emmanuel Lartey 146.5lbs
Humberto Savigne 176lbs vs. Craig Baker 174lbs
Claudio Marrero 126.25lbs vs. Orlando Rizo 126lbs
Argenis Mendez, 136.9lbs vs. Daniel Evangelista, 133.3lbs
Yudel Johnson, 154.8lbs vs. Pablo Munguia, 152.5lbs
Bryant Perrella, 145.5lbs vs. Justin Johnson, 147lbs
Milton Santiago, 139.1lbs vs. Jose Valderama, 137.9lbs
Gervonta Davis, 128.6lbs vs. Israel Suarez, 129lbs
Sammy Figueroa 150.6lbs vs. James Robinson, 150.8lbs
Kareem Martin, 147lbs vs. Cole Milan, 147.3lbs

Tarver-Smith Announcers For PBC On Spike TV!

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Spike TV has added some serious punch to their “Premier Boxing Champions” series announce-team. Five-time, two-division world champion boxer Antonio Tarver and popular Bellator announcer and former professional MMA fighter, Jimmy Smith, will serve as color analysts for Spike TV’s inaugural season of “Premier Boxing Champions.”
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Live Boxing Returns To CBS Television Network!

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CBS Television Network with multi-year venture from CBS & Showtime
CBS Sports and SHOWTIME Sports have announced a multi-year joint venture to present live boxing on the CBS Television Network-the first of up to eight live events in 2015 will premiere on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. ET on CBS. Premier Boxing Champions on CBS will air in conjunction with marquee Showtime Championship Boxing events as part of a partnership that will cross-promote the live programs across multiple platforms.
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Mayweather-Pacquiao Latest Update!

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Boxing Debuts On CBS Sports Network Tonight!

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Boxing makes its debut on CBS Sports Network tonight with a card featuring local heavyweight Derric Rossy (29-9, 14 KOs) against unbeaten Akhor Muralimov (16-0, 13 KOs) at Resorts World New York in Jamaica, NY. It should be an interesting fight. Rossy is coming off a highly controversial majority decision loss to IBF #2/WBC #5 rated Czar Glazkov. Muralimov, from Uzbekistan, is making a big stop up in class. The bout is a scheduled ten-rounder.

In the co-feature, unbeaten light heavyweight Mike Lee (best known for appearing in Subway commercials) faces Gary Tapusoa in a six-rounder. The Sal Musumeci/Final Forum card will air beginning at 10:30PM ET.

Weights From New York City!

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TV: CBS Sports Network 10:30 PM ET

Venue: Resorts World New York
Derrick Rossy 229.2lbs vs. Akror Muralimov 256.4lbs
(IBF North American title)
Mike Lee 180.6lbs vs. Gary Tapusoa 180lbs
(UBF All Americas Title)
DeVaun Lee 164lbs vs. Charles Wade 167.8lbs
Brandon Williams 127.8lbs vs. Micah Branch 128.2lbs
Phillip LeGrand 157.6lbs vs. Henry Beckford 159.6lbs
Armin Mrkanovic 189.8lbs vs. Dave Valykeo 192.4lbs
Curtis Harper 268lbs vs. Dan Bolden 214.6lbs

Tickets can be purchased at www.rwnewyork.com or www.etix.com.
1st Bout is at 8 PM with the doors opening at 7 PM
Resorts World Casino New York City is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY.

Garcia-Peterson, Quillin-Lee Quotes On April 11th!

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The eagerly awaited non-title showdown between undefeated WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and IBF jr welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC returns to primetime on Saturday, April 11. Also confirmed was WBO middleweight world champion “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) taking on undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) in a 12-round world title fight.
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Mares To Fight On “PBC On NBC” Debut Card!

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Former three-division world champion Abner Mares (28-1-1, 15 KOs) returns to the ring to face 2008 Mexican Olympian Arturo Santos Reyes (18-4, 5 KOs) on Saturday, March 7 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in the primetime debut of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC and NBCSN. The fight is part of the event promoted by Goossen Promotions featuring Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina, Jr. that will air live on NBC. The Mares-Reyes bout will be televised live on the NBC show or on the NBCSN telecast.

Canelo-Kirkland To Land In San Antonio!

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Promoter Oscar de la Hoya has reportedly selected the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as the site for the showdown between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland. Canelo previously drew 39,472 boxing fans to the venue when he fought Austin Trout there in April 2013. The date will be May 2, unless Mayweather-Pacquiao takes place on that date.

“Mary Kaitlin” KO of the Month (February, 2015)

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Marv Albert To Call Bouts On NBC!

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One of America’s legendary broadcast voices, Marv Albert, will serve as blow-by-blow announcer for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC, it was announced today. Albert will be joined by analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard for the debut of PBC on NBC in primetime Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Al Michaels will host.
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Colonel And Ricardo On CBS Sports Network!

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The ringside broadcast team of “Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo will be reunited on the February 14 boxing telecast airing LIVE on CBS Sports Network. Sheridan and Ricardo will be joined by “Subway Boxer” Mike Lee at ringside for the main event following Lee’s co-feature fight. The card takes place at the Resorts World Casino New York City located in Jamaica, NY.
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Rios Stops Alvarado In Three!

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Saturday night at the 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado. In the rubber match of their trilogy, Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs) destroyed hometown favorite Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) in three one-sided rounds. Rios started fast, and punished Alvarado in every round. Rios seemingly couldn’t miss with the uppercut and finally dropped Alvarado with a left hook in round three. Alvardo survived the round but the fight was stopped after round three. With the win, Rios claimed the vacant WBO International welterweight title.

Matthysse Renews Contract With Golden Boy!

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Exciting super lightweight contender Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) has renewed his promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions, it was announced today. “As Golden Boy works to put together a 2015 full of huge, fan-friendly fights, Lucas Matthysse is, and will now remain, a core part of our team,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions. “Lucas is a strong and powerful fighter, someone the elite of the division have to look out for in the years to come, and we are excited to continue our successful partnership with him.”
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Alvarado-Rios Weights From Colorado!

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TV: HBO
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Venue: 1stBank Center, Bloomfield, Colorado
Mike Alvarado 146.5lbs vs. Brandon Rios 146.75lbs
Gilberto Ramirez 170.5lbs vs. Maxim Vlasov 170lbs
Aik Shakhnazaryan 141.5lbs vs. Abner Lopez 141lbs
Konstantin Ponomarev 147.5lbs vs. Steve Claggett 147.5lbs
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 175lbs vs. Cory Cummings 174lbs
Jeremy Ramos 151lbs vs. Rene Marquez 150lbs
Zsolt Daranyi 152lbs vs. Luis Marquez 151lbs

Alvarado-Rios Final Press Conference Quotes!

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On Thursday in Denver, Colorado, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum along with former world champions “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios hosted the final press conference for “Alvarado-Rios 3,” the final chapter of their epic boxing trilogy. The twelve round welterweight clash will take place Saturday at the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield and will be televised live on HBO.
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Gonzalez-Russell, Jr On April 18th?

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WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) could be defending his title against Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) on the undercard of Chavez,Jr against Fonfara on April 18th. on a date to be named in the United States. Previously mentioned possible opponents for Gonzalez included Abner Mares, Jayson Velez and Leo Santa Cruz. Gonzalez’ promoter Promociones del Pueblo says Gonzalez will defend his title three times in 2015.