This Friday, Thompson Boxing Promotions – which celebrates its 15th year in the business – features another tried and true fight card at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Steve Kim reports.
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Sure, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao buttoned up their deal to fight in May but there were still non-super-fights to watch on Showtime Friday night. Michael Baca II reports.
Tags: Claudio Marrero, CONSOL Energy Center, Craig Baker, Emmanuel Lartei Lartey, Ernie Sharif, Goossen Promotions, Michael Baca II, Orlando Rizo, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Sammy Vasquez Jr., ShoBox, showtime, Umberto Savigne
Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin is undefeated, determined and knockout-crazy – and is still trying to prove he’s the best at 160 pounds. Michael Baca II reports.
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Michael Jackson: late but dedicated chimp dad. Floyd Mayweather Jr. : potential chimp dad. Carlos Acevedo: guy who runs a Square Jungle, probably owns lots of chimps.
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While 2014 wasn’t exactly the best year for Leija Battah Promotions, 2015 looks to turn that around as the company’s relationship with Oscar De La Hoya seems to have strengthened.
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Should WBC junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz beat Jesus Ruiz this Saturday, fellow champion Guillermo Rigondeaux might be waiting in the wings.
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Now that Golden Boy Promotions, Al Haymon and Richard Schaefer have settled their differences, what’s next for the three factions? Steve Kim reports.
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2015 has certainly kicked off interestingly; hasn’t it, UCNation? And unless you live under a rock, you know another Nation under Roc just inked Andre Ward.
Tags: Andre Ward, Goossen Promotions, Roc Nation Sports, steve kim, Tom Brown
After a dodgy 2013, former 154-pound titleholder Austin Trout looks to net another win before the end of 2014, priming a new approach to success in 2015.
Tags: Antonio Tarver, austin trout, Bill Tibbs, California, Dashon Johnson, Derrick Findley, Edwin Rodriguez, ESPN2, Goossen Promotions, Jonhathon Banks, Luis Grajeda, Oscar Escandon, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Sergio Mora, special edition, Temecula, Tyson Cave
Steve Kim reflects on the life of a man who gave boxing what many others couldn’t: fun. Rest in peace, Dan Goossen.
Tags: Dan Goossen, Goossen Promotions, steve kim
Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
Neeco Macias looks to impress in Golden Boy debut against Jesus Soto Karass
From America to Scotland, the WBSS continues its worldwide tour
Nonito Donaire moves down
Hollywood Fight Nights results: Serhii Bohachuk keeps record perfect with a first round KO
Miguel Roman hopes the third time is the charm against Miguel Berchelt
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