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

 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 CURTIS STEVENS VS PATRICK MAJEWSKI THABISO MCHUNU VS GARRETT WILSON 

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: http://www.ticketmaster.com/main-events-boxing-and-peltz-boxing-atlantic-city-new-jersey-01-24-2014/event/02004B8BF6BBA488?artistid=1940738&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=33&tm_link=artist_msg-0_02004B8BF6BBA488  

Fight Venue: 

Resorts Casino Hotel – Superstar Theatre
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
1-800-772-9000

http://www.resortsac.com

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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 billetnet.dk. 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 www.sandseventcenter.com or by calling the Sands box office at 610-297-7400.
 
The whole event is also available on-line PPV on Go Fight Live – www.gfl.tv – for just $14.99

Please go online to www.wbuboxing.org or www.wbueurope.eu for additional information on upcoming WBU and WBU Europe sanctioned title fights.

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January 24th, Stevens-Majewski, Mchunu-Wilson on NBC Sports Network

2014 BEGINS WITH A BANG ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH CURTIS STEVENS VS. PATRICK MAJEWSKI, THABISO MCHUNU VS. GARRETT WILSON

ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY - The popular nationally televised live boxing series, Fight Night, begins the new year with a bang on Friday, January 24th with an explosive double header from Resorts International Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. Topping the card, which will be telecast on NBC Sports Network Fight Night beginning at 10PM ET, 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.  

“Showtime” Stevens, Brooklyn, NY, is coming off a gallant challenge of 160-pound champ Gennady Golovkin, and is eager to battle his way back to another title try. Stevens is known for his devastating punching power, and has scored quickies against seasoned Saul Roman, warrior Elvin Ayala, then-undefeated Piotr Wilczewski and many others. This time out, Stevens will learn if his fists can crack the granite in Majewski’s chin.

Stevens said “I am back. I will show everyone the Curtis Stevens that they know and love.”

Polish born Patrick “The Machine” Majewski now calls Atlantic City home, and will look to use his hometown advantage to surprise the highly-regarded Stevens. The Machine holds wins over world title challenger Antwun Echols, hot prospect Chris Fitzpatrick, as well as tough Philly fighters Jamaal Davis and Latif Mundy. Majewski is big and strong, and has only been off his feet once in his seven-year career. In Stevens, Majewski will face his toughest and most powerful foe to date.

“This is a great fight and it’s a great opportunity. It’s a big test,” said Majewski, “I can’t wait to get it on!”

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.

In his last bout, also on NBC Sports Network, Mchunu, spoiled the cruiserweight debut of Philly’s Eddie Chambers with a dominant points win over the former heavyweight title challenger. The mysterious Mchunu, nicknamed “The Rock”, displayed a tricky southpaw style against Chambers. With the upset, Thabiso sent a message to all cruiserweight contenders that he is ready for a run at the title. But first he must topple a dangerous opponent.  

Mchunu is confident he will best Wilson. “Last time my win was clinical – This time it’s gonna be catastrophic!”

Garrett Wilson won many fans last month when he stepped up to the heavyweight division on three days’ notice to give undefeated prospect Czar Glazkov a load of trouble in their 10-round fight on NBC broadcast TV. The outing was typical fare for the “Ultimate Warrior”, as Wilson showed fans outside of Philly why he is so popular within the City of Brotherly Love. He put on a breakthrough performance that was full of heart, attitude, toughness, and a hail of hard punches. Against Mchunu, Wilson gets another chance to make his mark on national TV.

Wilson anticipates giving his fans another great show,”I’m a cruiser weight who went the distance with a undefeated top ten rated heavy weight with an exceptionally high KO parentage on three days notice. Imagine what I will do with two months to train!” 

“Curtis Stevens, Thabiso Mchunu and Garrett Wilson each made a big statement in their last fight and won over many fans. We’ve been fielding calls, emails and tweets asking when they’ll be fighting again. We are so pleased that we can bring them back to NBCSN Fight Night for this Friday evening edition of the show. The addition of Patrick Majewski fits perfectly into that mix,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events.  ”All of these boxers have interesting stories, contrasting styles, throw lots of big punches and will put it all on the line to entertain the fans and advance their careers.  This is the formula that has carried us successfully through our first two years on Fight Night.  We look forward to another exciting year in 2014.”

This exciting boxing double header, filled with top boxers in important fights, fits the proven Fight Night pattern perfectly, and kicks off the third season of the popular series at 10PM ET on NBC Sports Network. In addition, the Friday night show gets the 2014 boxing year started with a real bang.
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Undefeated Rodriguez Ready for Redeption December 14th

Undefeated Rodriguez Ready for Redeption December 14th – Resorts Casino and Hotel – Atlantic City

 On NBC Sports Network Fight Night

 
  
  

ATLANTIC CITY - After being away from the ring for two years, undefeated heavyweight David “Nino” Rodriguez, 36-0, 34 KOs, gets his chance to finally return to his promising boxing career, on December 14th at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. His 6-round bout against Darnell Wilson, 24-17-3, 20 KOs, is one of the main supporting attractions on a packed fight card that features a dynamite double header, with heavyweights Amir Mansour and Kelvin Price in the 10-round main event and Ryan Coyne vs. Lionell Thompson as the 10-round light heavyweight co-feature. The two feature bouts will be nationally televised on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series. The Rodriguez-Wilson bout takes place off-TV.

For Rodriguez, just getting back to business after a hellish 24 months represents a personal redemption for the El Paso, TX native. However, Rodriguez won’t just settle for the moral victory of coming back from the mountain of adversity that nearly ended both his life and his boxing career. Against Wilson, Rodriguez seeks a win that will reboot a career that was so filled with potential before the layoff began.

Rodriguez has topped every opponent he’s faced, and is riding a nine-bout knockout streak, including a pair of showy stoppages against Owen Beck and Byron Polley in 2011. After those victories, Rodriguez seemed poised for a climb up the heavyweight rankings. However, a series of devastating setbacks stopped the 6′ 4″, 250-pound fighter in his tracks.

Shortly after his win over Polley in December 2011, Rodriguez was the victim of a knife attack. The assault left his face scarred, but miraculously, he was still alive and able to fight. However, after surgery and a lengthy rehab, Rodriguez returned to the gym, only to badly injure his knee. The injury required surgery, as well as another long recovery. Such adversity may have discouraged a weaker person, but Rodriguez proved he was a fighter by battling back.

On December 14th, Rodriguez steps back into the ring to get on with his dream of becoming heavyweight champion of the world. His challenge that night will be seasoned pro Darnell “Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson. It’s a tough assignment, especially given the extended time off, but Rodriguez has shown the ability to bounce back like few others ever have.

When the bell rings, Rodriguez will be ready for redemption, and plans to send a message to the rest of the heavyweight division that he is finally back to boxing for good.  

 FIGHT INFO:

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: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Main-Events-Boxing-tickets/artist/1940738

Doors open at 5PM. The main event and co-feature will be televised on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night, December 14th, 8 – 10PM ET.  

Six additional bouts are planned for the card which is promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing in association with DiBella Entertainment.

 ABOUT RESORTS CASINO HOTEL
The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in May 2013 with a new milestone: the opening of a $35-million Margaritaville casino and entertainment complex that will include, among other attractions, the only beach bar on the Atlantic City sand.  

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in Fall 2012 – a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, a 99,951-square-foot casino, two theaters, six restaurants, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 39,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space includes seven meeting rooms and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.resortsac.com.

 

Resorts Casino Hotel
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
1-800-772-9000

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“Celtic Warrior vs. Road Warrior” for WBU Cruiserweight World Championship Dec 18th

Celtic Warrior vs. Road Warrior” for WBU Cruiserweight World Championship Dec 18th

By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Don “Moose” Lewis, President of the World Boxing Union, Inc., known as “the WBU”, proudly announces that on the evening of Wednesday, 18th December 2013 at the fabulous Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, two (2) former world champions – Glen ‘Road Warrior’ Johnson and Bobby ‘Celtic Warrior’ Gunn – face off for the vacant WBU Cruiserweight World title.

The late change of opponent for Bobby Gunn, who was originally due to face Roy Jones Jr., came about after Jones Jr. announced yesterday that instead he was going to fight Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf in Russia on the 21st December.

In light of the incredibly unprofessional actions by Jones Jr’s team, and of course Glen Johnson’s willingness to step in at such late notice to save the show, Mr. Lewis made the following statement.

“What a bizarre escapade, we have all not only witnessed but participated in over the last thirty (30) days regarding this title fight.

Bobby Gunn versus Roy Jones has been the talk of the holiday season both here in the USA, as well in Europe where our UK office has been bombarded with requests for press credentials.

We all looked forward to this matchup, yet the paperwork could not get completed from the Jones camp.

I could not understand it, that is until I received correspondence from the law firm Delahunt Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland informing me that Irish boxer Steve Collins had an arrangement to fight Roy Jones for the WBU World title!

I immediately investigated and to my surprise both Mr. Collins and Mr. Jones had indeed agreed to fight for a group calling themselves ‘WBU V’ for the title with the understanding that it was the legitimately recognized WBU here in the states!

Thus Mr. Collins’s legal counsel is moving to protect Mr. Collins position and interests regarding the harm caused by action of Mr. Jones.

On the positive side, not only do we not have to be concerned about legal action stopping the fight but Mr. Collins and his legal counsel have requested through Mr. Gianluca Di Caro, Managing Director of our WBU-Europe to fight the winner of the Gunn-Jones Jr. world recognized WBU Cruiserweight World Championship and such request has been granted.

Now to our surprise, Mr. Jones announces less than twenty-four (24) hours after withdrawing from the fight with Mr. Gunn that he is now again going to fight in Russia for the rogue WBU V against Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf.

Of course, that may change since there are two (2) weeks before the event. Anyway, in this business it is sometimes better to be lucky than talented.

This sums up our feeling of the former world Glen “the Road Warrior” Johnson stepping up once again with limited notice to fight Mr. Gunn.

Imagine, we now have the three (3) time world champion and the man who KOed Roy Jones, Jr. replacing Jones himself!

What a great night for both “Warriors” this will be and a sure candidate for worldwide “Fight of the Year”.

I thank the Sands Casino for their patience in working this matter out and I can think of no better Christmas present than to be watching this historic event with so much at stake.”

Bobby ‘Celtic Warrior’ Gunn versus Glen ‘Road Warrior’ Johnson, for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) World Cruiserweight title, will take place at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday 18th December 2013.

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Tickets on Sale; Road to Redemption, December 14th – Resorts Casino and Hotel – Atlantic City

 

Tickets on Sale; Road to Redemption, December 14th – Resorts Casino and Hotel – Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -  Tickets are officially on sale for the December 14th “Road To Redemption” boxing card at the Superstar Theatre at Resorts International Hotel and Casino. The main event is a 10-round heavyweight bout featuring undefeated knockout artist Amir Mansour, 19-0, 14 KOs, of Newark, Delaware,  as he takes on Pensacola, Florida’s, super-sized Kelvin Price, 14-1, 6 KOs. The co-feature bout pits Lionell Thompson, 14-2, 9KO’s, of Buffalo, New York,  against Ryan Coyne, 21-1, 9 KO’s, St. Charles, Missouri, in a 10-round light heavyweight bout

Philadelphia’s two-time champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham, 25-6, 9 KO’s, will also be on the card in an 8-round heavyweight fight. His opponent will be announced shortly. 

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: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Main-Events-Boxing-tickets/artist/1940738

The main event and co-feature will be televised on NBC Sports Network’s FIGHT NIGHT, December 14th, 8 – 10PM ET.  

Six additional bouts are planned for the card which is promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing in association with DiBella Entertainment.

  

ABOUT RESORTS CASINO HOTEL

The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in May 2013 with a new milestone: the opening of a $35-million Margaritaville casino and entertainment complex that will include, among other attractions, the only beach bar on the Atlantic City sand.  

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in Fall 2012 – a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, a 99,951-square-foot casino, two theaters, six restaurants, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 39,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space includes seven meeting rooms and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.resortsac.com.

 Resorts Casino Hotel
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
1-800-772-9000

 

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Price returns on December 14 in Neubrandenburg, Germany

***Price returns on December 14 in Neubrandenburg, Germany*** 

The rebuilding process begins for David Price (15-2, 13 KOs) on December 14 when he travels to Neubrandenburg, Germany to face Evgeny Orlov (14-12-1, 10 KOs).
 
‘‘I am excited to be starting this new chapter in my career,’’ said Price. ‘‘My training with Adam (Booth) has been going really well. We have made some changes in the gym and been working on a few different things for this fight. Come fight night people will see these changes in my performance.
 
‘‘My opponent Orlov is a tough guy so I am not taking anything for granted but I have seen him in training camps and watched him fight so I know what I need to do to beat him. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get the ball rolling.’’
 
‘‘This is the first-step back for David,’’ said promoter Kalle Sauerland. ‘‘It will be a solid test and a great learning experience for him. There is no doubt that David has the potential to become a world champion but we must take things slowly to allow him to develop and grow as a fighter.’’
 
Headlining the sell-out show in Neubrandenburg will be Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) who takes on the unbeaten Marcus Oliveira (25-0-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBA World Light Heavyweight title. Also on the bill are heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev and rising light middleweight ‘Gold’ Jack Culcay.
 
The show will be available to watch on ARD in Germany and Box Nation in the UK.

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Kovalev Light Heavyweight Champion Present and Future

KOVALEV DETERMINED TO STAY ON COURSE FOR FUTURE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SUPER FIGHTS AS HE PREPARES FOR SILLAKH THIS SAT ON HBO

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. 

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R&R Promotions Presents Championship Fight Night Nov. 30 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati

R&R Promotions presents Championship Fight Night Nov. 30 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati
Three WBC title fights to take place featuring Brandon Bennett, Aaron Pryor Jr., and William Jackson

   

CINCINNATI — R&R Promotions is proud to present three WBC title fights featuring popular Cincinnati boxers Brandon “Untouchable” Bennett, Aaron Pryor Jr., and William Jackson Nov. 30 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati. The “Championship Fight Night” event will be an exciting night of boxing with 12 bouts scheduled in total and is the first time in the USA three WBC titles will be up for grabs in one event.   

Bennett has been working his way towards a title opportunity and at 16-1, the 5-foot-6 southpaw is gracious to have earned the opportunity from the WBC to fight for the U.S. title.   

Bennett, 25, has grown in the same gym as his friend Adrien Broner, a three-time world champion also from Cincinnati. Bennett serves as Broner’s chief sparring partner for all of his fights and as such Broner will be in attendance at the event to offer his support.  

Pryor Jr., 35, is riding a two fight win streak and is looking to maintain that momentum against Kurtiss Colvin, a 9-1 power puncher with 8 knockouts. At a tall and lean 6-foot-4 Pryor always presents a difficult challenge for his opponents. This fight will be contested at the super middleweight division.

Jackson, 24, is another welterweight contender from the Queen City who trains at the same gym as Broner and under trainer Mike Stafford. At 10-2-1 Jackson is looking to deliver a lights out performance against undefeated Chris Rudd (12-0, 8 KOs) of Covington, Tenn.

The undercard features even more local Cincinnati fighters such as heavyweights David Long (12-2-2) and Danny Calhoun (2-0), super featherweight Devonte Allen (5-1), and promising welterweight Jonathan Steele (2-0), a former U.S. marine.

Tickets start at $25 and are on-sale now at www.cincyticket.com  or by calling 1-888-428-7311. There is a 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more. The event will be held at the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center (525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bell will ring at 7:30. This event would not be possible without the sponsorship of Radio One, Inc., LaRosa’s Pizzeria, and CBTS. To become a sponsoring partner contact us at boxingconnection@gmail.com. For more information visit RandRpromotions.net and follow us on Facebook. Card subject to change.

 

ABOUT R&R PROMOTIONS

R&R Promotions is the leading boxing promoter in the state of Ohio. Based out of Cincinnati, R&R Promotions made its debut in 2008 and has quickly risen to produce some of the biggest boxing events in the state over the past couple of years, including SHOWTIME and HBO-televised events.

 

Championship Fight Night commercial presented by R&R Promotions - Nov. 30, 2013
Championship Fight Night commercial presented by R&R Promotions – Nov. 30, 2013

  
Contacts:
Denise Dubose-LaGuidice, R&R Promotions, boxingconnection@gmail.com

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