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Lamont Peterson Defends Against Dierry Jean on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014




Tickets Go On Sale December17 at 10 a.m. ET!

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $250, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. ET and available for purchase online at, Ticketmaster locations, or calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET.

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Tickets on Sale: Stevens-Majewski, January 24th on NBC Sports Network



January 24th – Resorts Casino and Hotel – Atlantic City  

On NBC Sports Network Fight Night
main eventsATLANTIC CITY, NJ -  Tickets are officially on sale for the January 24th explosive double header to take place in the Superstar Theatre at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The main event is a 10-round middleweight contest between hard-hitting contender Curtis Stevens, 25-4, 18 KOs, and the iron-jawed Patrick Majewski, 21-2, 13 KOs.

The 10-round co-feature bout is another exciting matchup. South African cruiserweight, Thabiso Mchunu, 14-1, 10 KOs, takes on Philadelphia crowd-pleaser Garrett Wilson, 13-7-1, 7 KOs, in what figures to be an interesting clash of styles.  

Six additional fights are planned to be added to the card which is promoted by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and Showpony Promotions.

Tickets are priced $75 and $50. They can be purchased at the Resorts International Hotel and Casino Box Office, 800-736-1420 and at TicketMaster. Click here to connect to TicketMaster or cut and paste this link:  

Fight Venue: 

Resorts Casino Hotel – Superstar Theatre
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Nielsen Back in Action as the Nordic Fight Night Returns to Albertslund on February 15

***Nielsen Back in Action as the Nordic Fight Night Returns to Albertslund on February 15***

Following a hugely successful debut show, the Nordic Fight Night will return to the MusikTeatret, Albertslund on February 15. Local hero Patrick Nielsen (21-0, 10 KOs) will headline an action-packed show that will also feature his younger brother Micki Nielsen (11-0, 9 KOs).
The undefeated WBA & WBO Intercontinental Champion is relishing a return to his hometown arena where he defeated Jose Pinzon (24-6, 15 KOs) in front of a sell-out crowd in November.
”It meant a lot to me to fight in my hometown,” said Nielsen. ”I can’t wait to do it all over again. To look out and see all my family and friends cheering me on gave me a real boost and I am sure it will be the same in February. Pinzon was a tough guy. He hit hard and kept coming forward but I knew if I stuck to the game plan I had worked on with my trainer Joey Gamache I would get him out of there. I am happy that I did.”
An opponent for the 22 year-old middleweight is yet to be announced but Nielsen is confident that he will be up to any challenge that comes his way. ”I am putting the work in, training hard in the gym and listening to all of Joey’s advice. I will be ready for whoever is put in front of me. I am looking forward to starting the year with another big win in front of my home fans.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland is also looking forward to a return to Albertslund. ”We are delighted to be bringing the Nordic Fight Night back to Albertslund,” said Sauerland. ”The atmosphere inside the MusikTeatret was incredible for the last show and I am sure it is going to be the same on February 15. 2014 is going to be a big year for Patrick as he comes ever closer to a world title shot. What better way to kick it off than with a fight in front of his home crowd?”
As always the Nordic Fight Night will feature an exciting undercard showcasing the very best of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian boxing. Tickets are on sale now and available at More information including undercard fighters and opponents will be announced shortly. 

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Preview: Bobby Gunn Vs. Glen Johnson WBU World Title Clash

Preview: Bobby Gunn Vs. Glen Johnson WBU World Title Clash

By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

London, UK - Wednesday, 18th December 2013-  Tonight at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn and Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson go head to head for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) Cruiserweight World Championship.
Whilst Johnson has stepped in at the last minute, following Roy Jones Jr. pulling out just a couple of weeks ago, in order to compete in Russia for the lesser WBUv title, as well as that this being Johnson’s first fight in the Cruiserweight division, you can be sure that the ‘Road Warrior’ will be more than ready for the challenge ahead, as becomes very, very clear when you look at his Championship record.
Originally hailing from Jamaica but now residing in Miami, Florida, Johnson is a seven time Champion, WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight, IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight, WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight, USBA Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight, IBO World Light Heavyweight and IBA World Light Heavyweight champion.
In July 1997 and with an exemplary 32 (22KO) unbeaten record, Johnson’s first championship bout was when he challenged current Light Heavyweight King Bernard Hopkins for his IBF Middleweight crown, unfortunately for Johnson his precious ‘0’ went via an eleventh round stoppage.
It would be nearly two years later before the ‘Road Warrior’ was back in Championship action, this time successfully defeating Troy Watson, on points, to secure the WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight title.
Six months later Johnson successfully defended the WBC title, with a first round stoppage victory over Marcello Zimmerman.
The following month Johnson was back in Championship action, this time travelling to Dusseldorf in Germany to challenge Sven Ottke for the IBF Super Middleweight crown, it was a close fight but Johnson once again failed to capture the IBF crown – Judges Luca Montella and Arno Pokrandt both scored the bout 113-115 whilst judge Harry Davis scored it 112-116, all in favour of Ottke.
In April 2000 Johnson once again crossed the Atlantic, this time to face Silvio Branco in Padua, Veneto, Italy for the vacant World Boxing Union World Super Middleweight title, once again it was down to the judges to decide the outcome and once again Johnson was to lose out – the scores were: judge Francesco Rega 226-236, judge Dave Stone 221-238 and judge Des Boyd 222-237
Five months later the ‘Road Warrior’ once again booked a transatlantic flight, this time in order to face Toks Owoh at the famous York Hall in London, for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title, finally Johnson secured an IBF title, by way of a sixth round stoppage of the London based Owoh.
In July 2001 Johnson found himself back in Germany, this time at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin to challenge Thomas Ulrich for the WBO Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight title. This time Johnson made sure he returned from Germany with the belt, conclusively knocking out Ulrich in the sixth.
A few non-championship bouts followed before, on 18th May 2003, Johnson was once again to be in Championship action, when he beat Eric Harding on points to lift the vacant USBA Light Heavyweight Championship belt.
In November Johnson headed across the Atlantic to Great Britain, to face Clinton Woods for the vacant IBF Light Heavyweight title, at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield. After twelve sensational rounds of boxing the bout was declared a draw.
So in February 2004 Johnson once again made the journey to Sheffield, this time the Ponds Forge Arena, to face Woods for the vacant IBF title, this time the judges did declare a winner – Johnson.
Seven months later, in Memphis, Tennessee, Johnson defended his IBF Light Heavy crown, against no less than Roy Jones Jr.
Whilst comfortably leading on all judges scorecards, Johnson ensured a successful defence by knocking out Jones Jr. in the ninth.
Three months later Johnson went toe to toe with another legend, Antonio Tarver, for the IBO Light Heavyweight crown.
After twelve close rounds it was once again down to the judges to call the result, Judge Marty Denkin scored the bout 112-116 in favour of Tarver, judges Chuck Giampa and Melvina Lathan both scored it 115-113 for Johnson.
In the rematch, which took place exactly six months later, on the 18th June 2005, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, Tarver regained his crown – judges Bill Clancy and John Rupert scoring the bout 112-116 and judge Rocky Young scoring it 113-115, all in favour of Tarver
Three months later Johnson stopped George Khalid Jones in the tenth round of their IBF title eliminator, however before facing Clinton Woods again for the World crown, Johnson was to beat Richard Hall on points, to win the vacant IBA Light Heavyweight title.
In September 2006 Johnson made his third trip to the UK to face Clinton Woods for the IBF crown, this time at the Bolton Arena in Bolton, with a win for Johnson and a draw, the pressure was all on Woods to bring them on level pegging, which he did, albeit by split decision, judges Roberto Ramirez Snr. and Rick bays scoring in favour of Woods, whilst Mickey Vann scored it in favour of Johnson.
Johnson’s next Championship fight, in May 2007, was once again an IBF eliminator, this time against Montel Griffin, Johnson won it by an eleventh round stoppage.
However it wasn’t the IBF title that Johnson fought Chad Dawson for in May 2008, it was the WBC Light Heavyweight World title, again Johnson was to lose on points, all three judges scoring the bout 112-116 for Dawson.
Johnson’s next Championship outing, for the interim WBC and the IBO Light Heavyweight World title in November 2009, was also against Dawson and once again Dawson came away the winner on points.
In February 2010, Johnson was on the IBF Championship trail, beating Yusaf Mack by sixth round TKO, in the final eliminator to face Champion Tavoris Cloud.
Six months later at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri Johnson and Cloud went toe-to toe for twelve sensational rounds and at the end it was Cloud that retained his crown and unbeaten record, after the judges all scored the bout 112-116 in favour of the Tallahassee, Florida man.
In June 2011 Johnson faced Carl Froch, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the WBC Super Middleweight title, which was part of the Super Six competition, again after twelve sensational rounds of boxing Johnson was to lose out, this time by a majority points decision in favour of the Englishman.
Still competing in the Showtime TV Super Six series Johnson then faced Lucian Bute for the elusive IBF Super Middleweight crown, as before with Carl Froch it was a cracking fight, but in the end it was the Bute coming out on top, winning by unanimous points decision.
In his last Championship bout to date, Johnson once again headed off to ‘old blighty’, where he challenged upcoming British star George Groves for the Commonwealth title at the ExCel Arena in London. Groves retained both his title and his unbeaten record with a clear unanimous points decision.
When Johnson enters the arena at the Sands Casino tonight, to face Bobby Gunn, it will be at Cruiserweight, a division he has yet to compete in. Gunn on the other hand has competed and won Championships in the 200lb division.
Gunn, a former IBA, WBE, IBC Inter-Continental, WBC-USNBC, WBF Americas and NABA Cruiserweight Champion, comes into the fight with a record of 21 wins, 18 by way of stoppage, 4 losses and a single draw.
In his first Championship bout, in June 2005, Gunn beat Jeff Holcomb with a fifth round stoppage, to lift both the vacant WBE and NABC All Americas titles.
Nine months later Gunn was back in Championship action, this time against Shelby Gross for the vacant IBA title. It was a lively affair, with Gross sent to the canvas twice in the first round and Gunn down three times in the third before the match was stopped and declared a no contest.
Gunn then faced Shannon Landberg in September 2006, for the still vacant IBA title, this time the fight came to a conclusion, with Gunn stopping the West Lafayette, Indiana man in the seventh.
In April 2007 Gunn crossed the Atlantic, to challenge Great Britain’s Enzo Maccarinelli for his WBO crown at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, however Gunn was to also face his first Championship defeat, after being stopped after just two minutes and thirty five seconds of the first round.
It wouldn’t be until July 2008 before Gunn was back in Championship action, facing James Morrow for the vacant IBC Inter-Continental and the WBF Americas titles, at the Bernie Robbins Stadium in Atlantic City, Gunn once again emerged victorious, by a fifth round stoppage,
Old foe Shelby Gross was next up – and out – in November, as Gunn successfully defended his IBC title and added the WBC United States (USNBC) crown to his collection by way of a third round TKO.
In February 2009 Gunn successfully defended the USNBC title, as well as added the vacant NABA Cruiserweight title, with a fourth round stoppage of Brad Gregory.
Seven months later Gunn challenged Tomasz Adamek for the IBF crown, only to lose out after being forced to retire in the fourth.
In August 2011 Gunn took part in the first sanctioned bareknuckle fight since 1889, knocking-out Richard Stewart in the third round to be declared Bareknuckle Heavyweight Champion in August 2011.
Four months later Gunn defended the title, with another third round knock-out, this time over Ernest Jackson.
In his last Championship bout to date, in April 2012, Gunn moved to Heavyweight to take on James Toney for the vacant IBU title, once again Gunn was forced to retire, this time due to a broken hand.
With so much Championship experience between Johnson and Gunn, one thing can be assured it will be a cracking fight, but just who is the most likely winner?
If you take it by Championship rounds, you’d have to favour Johnson. If it’s on KO ratio, well that’s an awkward one – Johnson has stopped 36 opponents in his career, Gunn half as many on 18 – however Johnson has fought 72 times against Gunn’s 28 (including the Bareknuckle fights).
Another factor to take into account is that Johnson has only been stopped just the once, against Bernard Hopkins, albeit he was still on his feet, whilst Gunn has four stoppage losses (two by retirement), but then you have to take into account Johnson has mainly fought at Super Middle and Light Heavy, whilst Gunn it’s been Cruiserweight and Heavy.
Hmm, not an easy call to make at all, even with every stat factored in, however there really is a clear winner – the boxing fan – as this match has the hallmark of being a classic, with the genuine possibility of being a very late entry onto the 2013 ‘Fight of the Year’ list.
Bobby ‘Celtic Warrior’ Gunn versus Glen ‘Road Warrior’ Johnson, for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) World Cruiserweight title, which will take place at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday 18th December 2013.
Tickets for the XFE promoted “Celtic Warrior Vs. Road Warrior” are available on-line at or by calling the Sands box office at 610-297-7400.
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Kovalev Light Heavyweight Champion Present and Future


Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev

Photo Credits To Rich Graessle/Main Events


QUEBEC CITY - When WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, 22-0-1, 20 KOs, takes on Ismayl Sillakh, 21-1, 17 KOs, Saturday in an HBO-televised, 12-round title fight, he very well may have his hands full with his very first title challenger. Sillakh is on a four-fight winning streak, three by KO, and poses a real threat to take the crown.

However, if the new champion can turn back Sillakh’s challenge, a number of exciting and lucrative fights lie before him. To keep his options open for these desirable opportunities, Kovalev must first get the win in Quebec City on Saturday night. If he can, “Krusher” will stay on track for some very good fights in his immediate future.  

Heading up the card at the Colisee Pepsi, in Quebec City on Saturday, is WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, 22-1, 19 KOs, in a defense of his title against British Bomber, Tony Bellew, 20-1-1, 12 KOs. The fight is an excellent matchup of two of the division’s top boxers. However in addition to its own merits as a fight, the winner also represents a likely future opponent for Sergey Kovalev.

Ever since both Kovalev and Stevenson started scoring impressive knockout victories on HBO, fans have been clamoring for the two top dogs to face each other. Such a fight would certainly be a punch out and give fight fans everything they love in a title bout. 

Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva siad, “Stevenson seems to be looking for excuses to avoid fighting Kovalev. The truth is, their opposition has been pretty equal, thus far. Both dethroned the sitting champion, Cloud and Campillo were both former champions who fought to a disputed decision, so they are pretty equal. By the way, Stevenson got KO’d by Boone–a guy that Sergey beat twice. So Stevenson’s argument that Kovalev must fight former champions really doesn’t hold a lot of water. I believe that they have fought an equal number of former champions”
Likewise, if Tony Bellew can pull the upset over Stevenson, a subsequent fight with Kovalev would also be a treat for fans.

Another possible future foe for Kovalev is the winner of the January 18th encounter between Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal in Montreal. That 12-round Canadian clash, also on HBO, is a terrific battle of former world champions, and two of the division’s many legitimate stars. Seeing either of them eventually take on Kovalev is an alternative dream fight for boxing fans that would be hotly anticipated.

Looking even further forward, Kovalev may one day be matched with pound-for-pound contender Andre Ward, who will likely move up to 175 pounds in the not so distant future. A Ward-Kovalev fight is a classic boxer-puncher pairing that would have fans drooling.

As exciting as his future might be, Kovalev must first handle the business of defending his title against Sillakh. Kovalev said of Sillakh, “He’s a perfect competitor for me to defend my title against because he is vey dangerous. He has very good timing and very good at keeping distance, he punches good, he’s smart. He is a perfect opponent for my first time fighting in Canada.”

It’s a tough fight against a fellow puncher that will surely help solidify Kovalev’s future campaign. A future that gets underway Saturday night in Quebec City, at 10:15pm ET on HBO. 


PACQUIAO Returns to Battle RIOS on HBO, NOV. 23

PACQUIAO Returns to Battle RIOS on HBO, NOV. 23

By Cameron Howard
If Horace Greeley were a boxing promoter today he would undoubtedly be espousing, ”Go East, young man.” And in boxing’s biggest demonstration of Manifist Destiny, Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and former world champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS will battle each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, November 23 (9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT) from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena, in Macao, China.
For Pacquiao, this marks the pound-for-pound box office monarch’s first fight outside the U.S. since his 12-round super featherweight unanimous decision victory over former world champion Oscar Larios in 2006, which took place in the Philippines.  Rios’ only fights outside the U.S. were in México where he won a 10-round split decision over Ricardo Dominguez. and scored a second-round knockout of Daniel Valenzuela, in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
“Brandon Rios is the biggest test out there for me and I will be ready to meet the challenge,” said Pacquiao. ”I have heard what Brandon has been saying.  If he fights as well as he boasts it will be a great fight for us and the fans.”
“Out with the old, in with the new . . . and I’m the new!  Manny, this is my time,” said Rios.
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 17 Sports Emmy Awards, is providing an all-access pass to Pacquiao vs. Rios. Episodes two and three of “24/7 Pacquiao/Rios” premiere in prime time Saturday, Nov. 16 (9:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 21 (10:00 p.m.), just two days before the welterweight showdown.
Trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines (he was reelected to a second term, running unopposed this year), is the only fighter to win eight world titles in as many different weight divisions.  A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Decade,” Pacquiao’s resumé features victories over future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Márquez. From 2008 to 2010, five of his seven victories were world title victories in five different weight classes, where he dethroned super featherweight champion Márquez, lightweight champion David Diaz, junior welterweight champion Hatton, welterweight champion Cotto, and he annihilated three-time world champion Antonio Margarito for the vacant super welterweight title.  Pacquiao’s seven-year, 15-bout winning streak came to an end on June 9, 2012, when he lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown to undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr. via a controversial split decision. That was followed by a knockout loss to professional nemesis Márquez last December 8 — a fight Pacquiao was winning before he got careless trying to close the show and instead was stopped by the knockout punch of the year.  No active boxer has sold more live tickets in the U.S. than Pacquiao, who has generated more than 11 million pay-per-view buys in the U.S.
Rios (31-1-1, 22 KOs), the former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion, from Oxnard, Calif., is on the hunt for his second world title in as many weight divisions. He enters this fight having won 11 of his previous 14 fights by knockout.  One of boxing’s most exciting fighters, Rios is known for his all-action fan-friendly fighting style.  His trainer, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior lightweight champion and 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, calls it a “throwback” style with a warrior’s mentality that screams excitement. Highlight knockout victories on Rios’ resume include Miguel Acosta, Anthony Peterson, Urbano Antillon, John Murray and Mike Alvarado. Alvarado, the natural 140-pounder, entered that fight as the undefeated WBO No. 1 junior welterweight contender.  Many consider it 2012′s Fight of the Year.  In their exciting rematch, which took place on March 30, Rios lost a close decision for the vacant WBO interim junior welterweight title. It is considered the leading contender for the 2013 Fight of the Year. Rios enters this fight world-rated as the No. 1 contender.
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Adamek-Glazkov Press Conference Photos




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A press conference was held today for what promises to be a non-stop, action packed battle between Tomasz “Goral Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov. The November 2nd fight will be part of special afternoon broadcast on NBC. The 2 hour Fight Night  broadcast will begin at 2:30 PM ET. The fight will be held at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, NY.

Glazkov and Adamek at Press Conference

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle


L to R: Don Turner, Egis Klimas, “Czar” Glazkov, Kathy Duva,
Tomasz Adamek and Roger Bloodworth
Photo Credits to Rich Graessle
Kathy Duva

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle


Tomasz Adamek

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle


Glazkov speaks as Egis Klimas looks on
Photo Credits to Mike Gladysz


Roger Bloodworth

Photo Credits to Mike Gladysz


Don Turner

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle


November 16th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY features a 12-round heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov in the main event. Six additional bouts are planned for the undercard. Doors will open at 11:30 AM ET, First Fight at 12:30 PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 2:30PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC
Fight Night. The card is presented by Main Events and co-promoted by Ziggy Promotions and Pushka.

The 12-round heavyweight main event is a title defense of Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight belt. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position.

Ticket Info: Tickets range from $25 to $70 and are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or Click Here to Purchase Tickets for Nov 16 Adamek vs Glazkov Fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino.



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Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn Clash For WBU World Cruiserweight Clash on Dec 4th

Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn Clash For WBU World Cruiserweight Clash on Dec 4th

Atlanta, Georgia  – Friday, 1st November 2013-  World Boxing Union President Don ‘Moose’ Lewis today officially announced that Roy Jones Jr. will face Bobby Gunn, at the National Guard Armory in North Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday 4th December 2013 for the WBU World Cruiserweight title.

During his twenty four year professional career Jones Jr. has secured world titles in four different weight catagories – Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight – and is the only boxer in history to start his career as a Light Middleweight and then go on to win a Heavyweight Championship.

On winning the WBA Heavyweight title, by beating John Ruiz by unanimous decision on the 1st March 2003, Jones Jr. made history by becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years.

However, whilst he has been one of the most successful sportsman of his age, Jones Jr. makes no secret that before retiring he wanted to add the ‘missing’ Cruiserweight crown to his already overflowing trophy cabinet.

However it has not been an easy road for Jones Jr. to travel in his bid for the elusive Cruiserweight Crown he desires.

Back in 2009 Jones Jr. made an unsuccessful bid, against Australia’s Danny Green, for the International Boxing Organisation’s version.

After the unsuccessful title bid, Jones Jr. then went the distance with old foe Bernard Hopkins, who made amends for his loss of the IBF Middleweight Crown to Jones Jr. some ten years earlier, followed one year later by the last round KO loss to Denis Lebedev.

Jones Jr. came back in December 2011 with a virtual shutout win over Max Alexander, which he then followed up with another excellent points win over then unbeaten Polish star Pawel Glazewski, to set up the opportunity to once again move into Championship contention, with his record standing at 56 wins (40 KO) and 8 losses (4 KO)

On December 4th Jones Jr’s opponent will be the former IBA Cruiserweight World Champion and the current Bareknuckle Heavyweight Champion, Canada’s Bobby ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Gunn.

Like Jones Jr. Gunn has a fearsome record – 21 wins (18 KO) 5 losses (4 KO) and a single draw – although it must be said that is still less than half of bouts fought and won by Jones Jr.

Gunn may have lost both his previous Championship challenges, against IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz Adamek in 2009 and in 2012 against James Toney for the vacant IBU Heavyweight title, but is no easy opponent for Jones Jr.

Prior to those losses, he won three Championship bouts in a row, all by stoppage. In July 2008 Gunn stooped James Morrow in the fifth to secure the IBC Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title.

Later that year Gunn successfully defended the IBC title and secured the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) Cruiserweight title, with a third round stoppage of Shelby Gross.

Three months later Gunn successfully defended the WBC United States title, as well as secured the vacant NABA Cruiserweight title, with a fourth round stoppage of Brad Gregory.

World Boxing Union President Don ‘Moose’ Lewis said of the upcoming Championship fight.

“What a way to end the year.

Roy Jones Jr. is a living legend and we are honored to have him fighting for our Cruiserweight title.

During his exemplary career Roy has done it all, I can’t think of how many titles he has won, but it has to be around but it’s definitely in double figures, I wouldn’t even guess at how many Championship fights he’s had defending those titles either.

Bobby Gunn has also won quite a few titles in his career, so knows his way around a Championship fight.

This showpiece event marks the end of a remarkable year for the World Boxing Union, that has seen us grow in stature month by month, as well as us sanctioning more title fights , many in new territories around the world, than we had previously achieved.”

Roy Jones Jr. versus Bobby Gunn, for the WBU World Cruiserweight Championship, takes place at the National Guard Armory in North Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday 4th December 2013

Tickets priced: $150, $100, $75, & $50 can be purchased by calling 610-933-7510.


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Adamek-Glazkov Headline Nov 16th NBC Network Show at Turning Stone Casino


Czar Glazkov and Tomasz Adamek
In a classic heavyweight match up, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 49-2, 29 KO’s, will take on Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 15-0-1, 11 KO’s, on Saturday, November 16th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Doors will open at 12 PM ET, First Fight at 1PM ET.
The fight will be the main event of the afternoon presentation of NBC Fight Night. The two hour broadcast will begin at 3PM ET.
The veteran Adamek will put his IBF North American Heavyweight belt on the line in this 12-round battle, against the up and coming Ukrainian. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position.
This is a “must-win” fight for both fighters. Their come forward styles promise to deliver an exciting, action-packed night for boxing fans. Glazkov worked in Adamek’s training camp to help the Polish favorite prepare for his last fight against Dominick Guinn. Obviously each fighter has knowledge of the other’s style and technique, as well as confidence that they can beat the other guy. 
“This fight cannot help but be a non-stop action brawl,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “A classic ‘cross roads’ fight, it is exactly the kind of signature launching pad match-up that we like to present on NBC. The winner of Adamek-Glazkov will put himself in a position for much bigger things in 2014.”

Glazkov is thrilled with the opportunity, “I have already been training hard. I had a very good camp boxing with Klitschko, as I helped him prepare for his fight with Povetkin. Now I will come to the United States to continue my training.” He added, ”Adamek is a very good fighter with a big name. He is big and strong and comes forward during the fight, this is good for me. I think I can win this fight. It will help put my name on the list of the best heavyweight fighters.”

Adamek stated,”I know Glazkov is young and hungry to win, but I will be ready for him. I know our styles will make a good fight for all the fans.” He added “I’m excited to be fighting at Turning Stone for the first time. I’ve spent time with friends and family in that area so I know there will be a big Polish crowd to cheer me on.”


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November 16th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY  features a 12-round heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov in the main event. Six additional bouts are planned for the undercard. Doors open at 12 PM ET. First bout will be 1 PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 3PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Fight Night. The card is presented by Main Events and co-promoted by Ziggy Promotions and Pushka.

The 12-round heavyweight main event is a title defense of Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight belt. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position. 

Tickets will go on sale shortly.


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