De la Hoya and Schaefer Having Different Views!

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Earlier this week, Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya told the LA Times that “If anyone with Golden Boy has any differences with Bob (Arum), it’s on them. I have nothing against Bob and I feel making fights with Bob is beneficial to the fans and the market.” Oscar also commented that his reportedly turbulent relationship with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is now “peaches and cream.”
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Hopkins Schools The Trainerless Shumenov!

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Saturday night in front of 6,823 at the DC Armory in Washington DC.  School was in session again as the 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make history by schooling and thoroughly outclassing WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) to unify the titles. Hopkins’ experience totally confused Shumenov, who foolishly didn’t even have a trainer in the corner to advise him on tactics. Hopkins was able to mostly dictate the pace and for the most part easily counter whatever the 19 years younger Shumenov did.
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Briggs KO’s Mireles In One!

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42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (53-6, 47 KOs) needed just 20 seconds to dispose of Francisco Mireles (17-9, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. A slapping left hook to the stomach dropped the 286lb Mireles to a knee where he stayed until referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout. This was Briggs’ second win in eight days. “I’m going to Germany tomorrow to chase down Wladimir Klitschko,” he said after the fight.
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“Christine Marie” KO of the Month(April, 2014)

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Maidana’s Purse To Be Witheld By Judge!

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An Argentinean judge has ordered that Marcos Maidana’s purse from the Floyd Mayweather fight be withheld pending a claim made by Maidana’s former trainer Guillermo Serra, who trained Maidana from mid-2004 until December 2006. According to Team Maidana, Serra is claiming to have been Maidana’s manager since 2008 extending through 2016. “It is an unbelievable situation,” said Sebastian Contursi, Maidana’s advisor. “In reality, Serra never served as manager of Maidana, and much less, since 2008, as stated in his claim, since he hasn’t seen the face of Chino since 2006. Seven years later, Serra presented in court a contract, signed in 2004, which not only never came into force, but it has several irregularities.”
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Golden Boy To Promote Russell-Lomachenko!

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A Purse Bid for the WBO vacant featherweight world title between top contenders Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. was held today at noon at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The winning bid was from Golden Boy Promotions with $1,052,500 followed by Top Rank’s bid of $1,050,000. The difference was a mere $2500. June 21 in LA was mentioned as the possible date. The bid was presided over by WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, Ratings Chairman Luis Perez, Raul Jaimes GBP, Carl Morreti TR and Tuto Zabala, Jr. All Star Boxing.

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Dies At Age 76!

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RubinCarter1Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Read the rest

Hopkins-Shumenov Weights From D.C.!

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 TV: Showtime
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Venue: DC Armory in Washington DC
Bernard Hopkins 172.4lbs vs Beibut Shumenov 174.4lbs
 (IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles)
Shawn Porter 146.8lbs vs Paulie Malignaggi 146.2lbs
 (IBF welterweight title)
Peter Quillin 159.8lbs vs Lukas Konecny 158.25lbs
 (WBO middleweight title)
Sadam Ali 146.25lbs vs Michael Clark 144lbs
 (Vacant NABO Welterweight title)
Zachary Ochoa 139.5lbs vs Hector Marengo 140.25lbs
Marcus Browne 174lbs vs Otis Griffin 176lbs
D’Mitrius Ballard 168lbs vs Quincy Miner 165lbs
Dominic Wade 163lbs vs Marcus Upshaw 157lbs
David Grayton 148lbs vs Howard Reece 149lbs
Chris Alexander 135lbs vs Jose Valderrama 139lbs
Lamont Roach, Jr. 134lbs vs Victor Galindo 143lbs

Hopkins-Shumenov & Fighters Workout Quotes!

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Several of the featured fighters for Saturday’s “History at the Capitol” event at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. worked out for media members at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The Showtime tripleheader headlined by future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov in a light heavyweight world championship unification.
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Mikey Garcia Files Lawsuit Against Top Rank!

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WBO super featherweight champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia has filed a lawsuit to try to get out of his promotional contract with longtime promoter Top Rank. The lawsuit was filed last week in the Superior Court of Riverside County, California and alleges that Top Rank attempted to “exploit, own and permanently control” Garcia’s career. The suite also alleges that Top Rank acted as Garcia’s “unlicensed manager.” Ironically Garcia’s manager of record, Cameron Dunkin, is considered to be one of the best managers in boxing.
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Amir Khan Signs With Al Haymon!

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Amir-Khan_2363601bFormer jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan has officially signed with influential adviser Al Haymon. Khan joins multi-division world champion Robert Guerrero, IBF jr. welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, and former welterweight champion Luis Collazo as the newest additions to Haymon’s rapidly growing stable of fighters, which already includes Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana, Lucas Matthysse, Devon Alexander, Peter Quillin, Leo Santa Cruz, Gary Russell Jr., Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara, Andre Berto, Sakio Bika, Chris Arreola, Deontay Wilder, and Edwin Rodriguez, just to name a few.
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Lara-Canelo July 12th At The MGM Grand!

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ErislandyLaraAccording to Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, WBA jr. middleweight champion Erislandy Lara will no longer be defending his title against former champion Ishe Smith on May 2. Instead, the Cuban standout will face former jr. middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Charr Wins Unanimous Decision Over Johnson!

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Saturday at the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany, WBC #6 heavyweight Manuual Charr wasn’t able to deliver on his promise to be the first to stop Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson, but he did get the win, scoring a ten round unanimous decision over defensive specialist Johnson. Charr moved to 26-1, 15 KOs, while Johnson, 29-6-1, 14 KOs, has now dropped four of his last five, all by decision.

Pacquiao Defeats Bradley In Rematch!

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Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a rematch Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBO welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs). Bradley came out in round 1 outboxing Pacquiao. In round two Pacquiao landed a couple of good punches.
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Hopkins Schools An Educates The Media Once Again!

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Tony Ayala Sr. Passes Away At The Age Of 74!

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After spending the last two months in the hospital following surgery, Tony Ayala Sr. passed away Thursday night at the age of 74.
His death was confirmed by his youngest son Paulie saying his father’s death was linked to diabetes complications.
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Bradley-Pacquiao Weights From MGM Grand!

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TV: PPV
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Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Manny Pacquiao 145lbs vs  Timothy Bradley 145.5lbs
(WBO welterweight world championship)
Ray Beltran 134.5lbs vs  Arash Usmanee 135lbs
(Vacant NABO lightweight title)
Khabib Allakhverdiev 139.5lbs vs  Jessie Vargas 140lbs
(WBA interim super lightweight title)
Bryan Vasquez 130lbs vs  Jose Felix Jr 130lbs
(WBA interim super featherweight title)
Sean Monaghan 175lbs vs  Joe McCreedy 173lbs
(WBC Cont. Americas light heavyweight title)
Oscar Valdez 129lbs vs  Adrian Perez 130lbs
(NABF super featherweight “junior” title)
Esquiva Falcao 161lbs vs  Pubilo Pena 162lbs
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.5lbs vs  Mike Montoya 173lbs

Quotes From Charr-Johnson Press Conference!

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charr-johnson_presser300On Saturday night heavyweights Manuel Charr and Kevin Johnson collide in the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany. They faced off Monday at the final press conference.

Manuel Charr: For me, a lot is at stake. This is a big and important fight. But I’m sure that I will be the first to knock out Kevin Johnson.

Kevin Johnson: Maybe you don’t know this yet, but Germany is my country. I don’t feel like an ‘away’ boxer here. At least when I’ve kicked Manuel Charr’s a** and beat him the Germans will love me!

Texas Boxing Commission’s Dickie Cole To Retire!

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Official Statement: TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation) is happy to have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Richard (Dickie) Cole. Dickie is retiring on April 30th of this year after 21 years in the Combative Sports program with the state of Texas! His legacy is the safe and organized combative sports events that are seen across the state.
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Virgil Hunter Rips Freddie Roach!

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Virgil Hunter, trainer of Andre Ward, Amir Khan, Alfred Angulo, Andre Berto and several other fighters, responded to some of the recent statements that are being circulated in the press, from Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
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