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Welliver: "I will shatter Browne's world title dream"

CHAUNCY WELLIVER says he'll shatter Lucas Browne's hopes of boxing for a world title and re-establish himself on the global stage when they meet next month.
 
The New Zealand-based American, 31, was himself once ranked in the WBC's top five ranked heavyweights and feels the November 12 fight is a chance to kick start his title hopes.
 
If experience counts for anything, Welliver will be at a huge advantage. The "Hillyard Hammer" has been a professional for over 13 years and has had 68 fights, while unbeaten Browne has been in just 21 paid bouts.

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Katsidis: I’ll prove I have a lot more to give

Michael Katsidis says he’ll prove he can still be a force in the Lightweight division when he takes on Tommy Coyle for the IBF International title at the Ice Arena in Hull on October 25, live on Sky Sports.

The Australian secured a pair of wins earlier in the year in his hometown of Queensland, a third round stoppage in March before a shutout twelve round win over old World title foe Graham Earl in July.

The 34 year old has left no stone unturned in his preparations for Coyle, landing in the UK in September and teaming up with former British champion Maurice Core in Manchester. ‘The Great’ has faced questions over how much he has left in the tank but he insists he’ll answer the critics in style and can become a force in the Lightweight division.

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Was Roy Jones JR. the best ever at 168 pounds?

Who was the best 168 pound boxer since the inception of the weight class in 1984. Many will favor Joe Calzaghe because of his numerous title defenses. It would be hard not to say Leonard or Hearns as their classic battle at 168 lbs. ended in a controversial draw. Really neither boxer spent a lot of time in this weight class to make a major impact. Well for my money I feel the most formidable super middleweight titleholder was Roy Jones Jr. In the two years he held the crown he made six successful defenses, all by knockout.

Roy won the title by defeating unbeaten James Toney. This much anticipated Super Bout took place on November 18, 1994. Toney had won the title in 1993 with an impressive stoppage of Iran Barkley. Entering the Las Vegas ring to face Jones, Toney sported a 44-0-2 record. The fight wasn't even close. Jones scored a flash knockdown over Toney in the third round. Roy then proceeded to walk off with the title by scores of 119-108, 118-109 and 117-111.

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Frank Warren awarded £50,000 and substantial costs after winning libel court case

Promoter Frank Warren today won libel damages of £50,000 and substantial costs from Alex Morrison.

Mr. Warren sued Alex Morrison after he made false allegations about the reasons for the postponement of Ricky Burns's fight against Miguel Vazquez.  In deciding damages today the Court found that the allegations were a “serious attack” on the reputation of Frank Warren. 

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Salita, Cohen team up for November 13th show in Long Island

Star of David Promotions and founder Dmitriy Salita is excited to announce that on November. 13, Star of David will co-promote a professional boxing card at The Space in Westbury, Long Island.

Fans can look forward to seeing heavyweight prospect Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller back in action, shooting to raise his record to 10-0, with 10 KOs.

Miller conjured buzz with his most recent performance, which was featured on MSG Network last month. Hopes are high that the Brooklyn native, who combines size, punching power, and charisma, will be wowing fight aficionados with even more stellar performances, on bigger stages; Miller promises to wow the masses November. 13 on Long Island.

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Hopkins vs Kovalev Undercard Announcement

History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins attempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the globe enter the ring to showcase their skills on the world stage. Pugilists from the Ukraine, Puerto Rico, France, Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia and the United States will be featured, making November 8 a testament to the worldwide appeal of the sweet science.

Fighting out of Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, 29-year-old Nadjib Mohammedi (35-3, 21 KOs) turned professional in 2005 and is eager to step through the ropes for his second consecutive fight on U.S. shores. The WBA Continental and French champion at 175 pounds, Mohammedi is ranked number one in the world by the IBF, fourth by the WBA and eighth by the WBO, giving him every reason to watch the November 8 main event intently should he get by Kansas City southpaw Demetrius Walker (7-7-1, 4 KOs) in their 10-round matchup.

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Campbell, Coyle and McDonnell ready for crunch night

Luke Campbell MBE, Tommy Coyle and Gavin McDonnell are set for the biggest fights of their pro careers at the sold-out Ice Arena in Hull tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports.

Coyle defends his IBF International Lightweight title against Australian star Michael Katsidis and returns to the scene of his fight of the year contender in February against Daniel Brizuela – who himself is back in the city to face Campbell. Coyle has confessed to being a big admirer of Katsidis, who scaled half a pound more than Coyle at 9st 8 ½ lbs today, and predicts another brutal classic on his home turf.

“I don’t think Eddie Hearn likes me – he wants to see me in a war every time!” said Coyle. “This one has got war written all over it. It's a fantastic fight, it'll be a privilege to share a ring with 'The Great'. I used to be a big fan of his and I still am. I’ve watched his fights for years.

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143lbs Pacquiao Shows Fine Form at Media Workout

Fighter of the Decade and boxing’s only eight-division world champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO put on an awesome display at his Media Workout on Friday.  Members of the press from all over the Philippines crammed into his General Santos City gym to watch him work out with Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach.  Pacquiao, in his second reign as World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, has been in intense training for his title defense against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI.   

“Weight has never been an issue for Manny.  But to have him make weight four weeks in advance of a fight is incredible – even for him,” exclaimed Roach as Manny showed off his washboard abs to everyone with a camera.  “He is so motivated for his fight with Algieri.  The way Manny is training he could fight for his own AND Algieri’s title on November 22!

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1965: The Birth of "The Alien"

There is one thing that virtually every professional athlete born in 1965 has in common - retirement from professional sports. The only exception is current IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins. On November 8, just two months shy of his 50th birthday, Hopkins will defend his titles against WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

At a time when most athletes his age have seen their skill set fade and long since walked away from their respective sports, Hopkins continues to enjoy his prime. After nearly 25 years, in arguably the most physically demanding of all sports, Hopkins defies retirement by continuing to defeat and outbox up-and-comers that are many years his junior.

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'Hebrew Hammer' Cletus Seldin heading for title opportunity

The 'Hebrew Hammer' will get a shot at a title as Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing is proud to present another installment of the popular "Rockin Fights" series on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

The main event will feature undefeated Jr. Welterweight Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (14-0 11KO's) Shirley, NY. Returning after a spectacular 2nd round knockout of Ramesis Gil at The Paramount on Sept. 19th, 2014, Seldin is scheduled to fight in a grudge return match with Bayan "The Mongolian Mongoose" Jargal, 17-5-3 11KO's, Arlington, VA in a 10 round Jr. welterweight match for Regional Title that will be announced shortly. Seldin and Jargal hooked up at The Paramount on July 18th of this year in a feature bout televised as part of the popular ESPN "Friday Night Fights" series. From the opening bell these two warriors went right at each other with damaging punches. The bout was stopped after 3 rounds due to a cut over Jargal's eye that also caused severe swelling. The bout was ruled a Technical Draw and this time each combatant promises a more definitive ending in what was shaping up as an all-out thrilling war.

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