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DUESSELDORF, Germany -- Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai -- demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
Briggs lost a 2010 WBC title bout against Klitschko's elder brother Vitali -- a fight that left the American hospitalized. He showed up at a news conference with Klitschko and Leapai and demanded a title fight against Klitschko in the United States.
Briggs eventually left after being pushed back by security. Klitschko joked that he had to restrain Leapai, saying "I have never had to hold back my opponent at a press conference before."
Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Leapai in Oberhausen on Saturday.
Tough Veteran Rocky Juarez who sports a record of 29-10, 21KO's will be facing up and comer Rene "The Twin" Alvarado 20-1, 14KO's on May 26th in El Paso. It will be fought at 126lbs and it will be for the WBC Silver Featherweight Championship. It will take place at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas which is a Military base. They are still looking to maybe put it on Fox Sports 1 which will be a Monday Night Broadcast. Goldenboy recently signed to Goldenboy but Rocky is looking to spoil their young prospects signing. More to follow ....
HBO LATINO BOXING DOUBLEHEADER
ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 31
Fortuna v. Rodriguez, Rosa v. Del Valle
at The New Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas
NEW YORK, N Y (April 21, 2014) - On Saturday, May 31, boxing returns to The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas with an exciting doubleheader…Continue
Iron Mike Productions'
'KO Kings of Tomorrow' returns
Thursday to Sands Bethlehem
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (April 22, 2014) - Hall of Famer Mike Tyson's promotional company, Iron Mike Productions (IMP), returns …
Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2-32 KOs) continues to win at the age of 49 in another brilliant performance. Last Saturday night he scored a split decision win over previously once beaten Beibut Shumenov (14-2-9 KOs) in which I saw as a unaminous decision for Hopkins. The scores were 116-111 twice for Hopkins and 114-113 for Shumenov. I gave Shumenov the first two rounds, round three could've gone either way, and Hopkins schooled Shumenov the rest of the way. Although Hopkins didn't get the knockout that he was looking for, he was able to score a knock down in round eleven, which was the most exciting round of the fight. Hopkins has become the oldest man to successfully defend a world title. He said that he wants to set another record, to become the undisputed world champion before turning…Continue
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
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 on Saturday night in front of 6,823 at the DC Armory in Washington DC. Hopkins’ experience and awkward grabbing style totally befuddled 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. Hopkins floored Shumenov with a right hand in round eleven. Scores on two cards were 116-111, 116-111 Hopkins. Judge Gustavo Padilla somehow scored the one-sided route 114-113 for Shumenov!
In the most impressive performance of the night, IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs)…
By Gary Digital Williams at the scale
Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime
Bernard Hopkins 172.4 vs. Beibut Shumenov 174.4
(IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles)
Shawn Porter 146.8 vs. Paulie Malignaggi 146.2
(IBF welterweight title)
Peter Quillin 159.8 vs. Lukas Konecny 158.25
(WBO middleweight title)
Sadam Ali 146.25 vs. Michael Clark 144
(Vacant NABO Welterweight title)
Zachary Ochoa 139.5 vs. Hector Marengo 140.25
Marcus Browne 174 vs. Otis Griffin 176
D’Mitrius Ballard 168 vs. Quincy Miner 165
Dominic Wade 163 vs. Marcus Upshaw 157
David Grayton 148 vs. Howard Reece 149
Chris Alexander 135 vs. Jose Valderrama…