LOS ANGELES, September 29 - Following a triumphant return to the East Coast this July, junior welterweight contender and former World Champion Zab "Super" Judah returns to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, November 6 to take on one of his toughest tests to date in Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a battle for the NABO junior welterweight title..
Also featured on the HBO Boxing After Dark…
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The news this week that former junior welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi signed with Golden Boy did not come as a surprise to me. After all, I had written of its likelihood two weeks ago, and a couple of days later spoke to Malignaggi about it when we were in Los Angeles -- where he was meeting with company officials -- for the Shane Mosley-Sergio Mora fight.
What did surprise me was Malignaggi's uncalled for attack on his…
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By Lem Satterfield
As reported earlier by BoxingScene.com, junior middleweight contender James Kirkland, imprisoned since April 2009 after pleading guilty to a charge of gun possession by a convicted felon, was released from Bastrop Federal Prison, Bastrop, Tex., on Thursday morning, will spend the remaining months of his sentence in an Austin, Tex., halfway house.
While the target date for his comeback was November 6 at…
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By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently spoke with promoter Gary Shaw about a variety of topics.
The focus of our conversation wound up on his junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo's immigration issues. BoxingScene recently reported that HBO would not air or finance any more of his fights until he could prove his right to work in the country.
Michael Marley's article that ran on Boxingscene went into detail…
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Amir Khan is being lined up for a possible clash with Floyd Mayweather this time next year.
Golden Boy Promotions are hoping Khan will successfully defend his WBA light-welterweight title against Marcos Maidana in December before unifying the division by taking on the winner of Timothy Bradley v Devon Alexander.
That would boost Khan's pay-par-view profile in America to make a fight with Mayweather viable, in the event…
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According to BoxingScene.com Lou DiBella has allegedly said that there have been discussions with Showtime for Glen Johnson to replace Mikkel Kessler in the Super Six to face Allan Green sometime in November. DiBella says a date is not certain but he pointed out the Nov. 6th date for the JuanMa Lopez-Rafael Marquez undercard as a potential date.
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By Lem Satterfield
In a few short weeks, Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs), nicknamed, "The Cannon," and riding a streak of three consecutive first-round knockouts, will get another shot at the title on Oct. 16 opposite 39-year-old, nearly 6-8 WBC king Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 knockouts). Another heavyweight has also been on Briggs' mind.
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye took shots at Klitschko for his decision to…
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ARLINGTON, TX - Former World Middleweight Champion KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK will be embarking on his professional comeback, headlining the televised undercard for the 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight championship between combined 10-time world champions CONGRESSMAN MANNY PACQUIAO and the “Tijuana Tornado” ANTONIO MARGARITO. Pavlik will be taking on Texan BRIAN VERA in a 10-round bout. The pay-per-view undercard will…Continue
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By Lem Satterfield
In response to an earlier story that was posted on BoxingScene.com, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has come out swinging. During a recent video interview with AOL FanHouse, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya expressed his interest in an all-Mexican mega-fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Golden Boy's hot prospect Saul Alvarez. Chavez Jr. is promoted by Golden Boy's business rival, Top Rank.
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NEW YORK–The Group Stage 3 matchups in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, the unprecedented boxing tournament from SHOWTIME Sports® featuring the world’s best super middleweights, have been rescheduled for November 27, it was announced today by Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager for sports programming on the network.
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Below is the current working bout sheet for Top Rank’s November 13 Pacquiao-Margarito mega-show at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas:
Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito
Kelly Pavlik vs TBA
Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Ricardo Cordoba
Mike Jones vs Jesus Soto Karass
Robert Marroquin vs TBA
Richie Mepranum vs TBA
Jose Benavidez vs Winston Mathis
Joe Hanks vs TBA
Mike Lee vs Keith…
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By Tim Harrison
WBA jr. middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO) withdrew himself from Top Rank’s December 4, 2010 pay-per-view fight card, according to ESPN.com's Dan Rafael. Cotto was originally in talks for a fight with the WBC’s number one contender, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. When Chavez was removed from consideration by his handlers, Cotto reviewed offers to fight another Top Rank Promotions prospect, Vanes Martirosyan,…
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