OLYMPIC super-heavyweight bronze medallist David Price has signed a three-year promotional deal with Frank Maloney.
Price, 26, will have his first fight under the Maloney banner at Sunderland's Seaburn Centre on October 16 and boxes again seven days later (Oct 23) at Bolton Arena.
Maloney who famously steered Lennox Lewis to the world heavyweight title tips the 6ft 8in Liverpool star to reach the very top.
He said: "With the right handling and the right fights David Price can become a superstar and a household name.
Former British and European Lightweight Champion Jon Thaxton believes he can prove the boxing world and his own father wrong by regaining his British title when he clashes with leading domestic rival John Murray next month.
A win for Thaxton would see him win a Lonsdale belt for keeps while Murray will be looking to regain the title he lost on the scales earlier this year. The mouth watering domestic dustup takes places at the Altrincham Leisure Centre on October 3rd with the Hennessy Sports event live on ITV4. ]]>
1.) Despite speculation surrounding the ring rust of Floyd Mayweather, the former pound-for-pound champion quickly dispelled these notions by completely dominating Marquez in every way possible. Mayweather had the superior reflexes, quicker hands, quicker feet, and was simply the superior man in the ring.]]>
The Showtime Super-Six competition looms in the coming months, but the very best fighters could be on the verge of inadvertently initiating their own knockout tournament with the prize being boxing's MacGuffin – the pound-for-pound crown
Say what you like about Showtime, about how it's HBO’s poor, malnourished cousin, about how it always gets left with the second-rate matchups, about the lack of prestige compared to it's glamorous rival. All these things are probably true, but for my money the suits at Showtime have bigger cojones than their counterparts at Home Box Office and lead the way in their ideas and acceptance of the need to diversify. In both a business sense and a sporting one, the Super Six Tournament represents the highest level of progression that boxing has seen in years.]]>
Undefeated welterweight contender ORLANDO LORA, who recently signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Gary Shaw Productions, will make his GSP debutTomorrow! Friday, September 18, at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. Lora will take on veteran Hicklet Lau, in an eight-round welterweight rumble, on the non-televised undercard headlined by the 10-round heavyweight bout between undefeated contender Travis Kauffman (18-0, 15 KOs), and hard-punching Tony Grano (15-1-1, 12 KOs), and the eight-round bantamweight bout between Chris Avalos (11-0, 9 KOs), againstGiovanni Caro (13-7-4, 11 KOs). Both main event fights will be televised live nationally on SHOWTIME'S"ShoBox: The New Generation," beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) ]]>
ORANGE, CA (September 15, 2009) – Rising star Josesito Lopez continued his tear through the junior welterweight division last Friday night and he needed only three rounds to do it as he dazzled fans at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California with his stoppage of Anthony Mora. This Friday night, September 18th, fight fans can see what all the buzz is about, as Fox Sports En Español airs Lopez vs Mora in the main event of the Friday, September 18th edition of its hit series “Boxeo Thompson.” ]]>
Darren Sutherland - Final Interview - Two Dice Boxing, www.TwoDice.tv from Arvin Nundloll on Vimeo.
Two Dice Boxing Interviews Darren Sutherland to get his views and outcome on his future before his untimely passing.
Kish Nundloll Interviewing Darren Sutherland
Arvin Nundloll on camera
The words ‘nice guy’ or ‘top bloke’ were always the ones that jumped out when speaking about Darren Sutherland. The Irish bronze medal winner was that type of man that made him a people’s person, and for what it’s worth I thought that he could’ve been the people’s champion.]]>
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed Sutherland was pronounced dead on Monday afternoon and his death was not being treated as suspicious.
Irish Sports Minister Martin Cullen said: "Ireland has lost a sportsman of wonderful ability."
He added: "The tremendous effort and determination of this young man brought immense pride to Ireland in Beijing in 2008 when he joined a very select group of men who have won an Olympic medal for Ireland.
"It takes work, effort, desire and dedication to be a champion - qualities Darren had in abundance." ]]>
Ward, who thoroughly outboxed Pudwill in the first two rounds, dropped him with a left hook in the third round, which opened a nasty cut under Pudwill’s left eye. Smelling blood, Ward went for the kill and had his opponent in serious trouble. Knowing he could do serious damage, Ward signaled referee Pat Russell several times to put a halt to the shellacking and he mercifully did at 2:16 of the third round. ]]>
The world title rematch pits Dawson, the light heavyweight division’s kingpin, defending his world championship belt against Johnson, the man who gave him the stiffest test and closest shave of his career. In their first battle, which took place in April 2008, the two squared off with Dawson’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line. Dawson came away with a hard-earned unanimous decision, but the entire boxing world was left clamoring for more from these world-class fighters.
Since their first rumble, Dawson has only raised his profile, with two nationally televised victories over former undisputed champion Antonio Tarver. Johnson has also kept a high profile, stopping Aaron Norwood in four rounds, and then avenging a highly controversial draw with Daniel Judah by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision in February. ]]>
“I’m gonna win this fight, I’m gonna do it. The only thing I can do is go in there and put on a great fight for the fans in Los Angeles.
“Am I in the best shape of my life? Come Sept. 26, I will be. We still have two-and-a-half more weeks left of training and I’ll be there. There’s still a little bit more work to do. Come fight time, I’ll be ready to go 12 rounds.
“I’ve worked my butt off to get here and I’ve always seen this day coming. The good thing about it is I’ve been working my way up slowly but surely.
“To be honest with you, for me, it’s just another fight. I don’t try to get caught up in the hype or everything like that. It’s just another fight. It’s a tough fight, that’s what it is. It’s just another tough fight even though we all know it’s bigger than just another fight.
“I don’t want to get caught up with all this business about making history. Of course it’s history. It’s already known that it’s history. It’s already known that’s its going to be a big atmosphere in the STAPLES Center, why get caught up in it?]]>
BOXING'S BIG FIGHT HISTORY STEEPED IN
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY TRADITION
Mexico's #1 Fighter Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez to Follow in the Footsteps of Mexican Warriors In and Out of the Ring
Mexico City, Mexico (September 11) - On September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a well-respected Mexican priest, rang a bell at his small church calling Mexican fighters to arms. This began the Independence War against Spain; thereafter marking September 16 as El Grito de IndependenciaThis year, on September 19, three days after Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexican Independence Day, a bell will ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to start a 12-round battle between six-time world champion in five weight divisions Floyd "Money" Mayweather and five-time world champion in three weight divisions Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez. The bout will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m./6 p.m. PT. (Mexican Independence Day).
Memorial Hall, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mike Oliver vs Castulo Gonzalez (junior featherweight)
Mical Weisberg vs Frankie Reed (super middleweight)
Isander Beauchamp vs Elton Dharry (bantamweight)
MCH Messecenter Herning, Herning
Mikkel Kessler vs. Gusmyl Perdomo (WBA super middleweight Championship)
Pechange Resort & Casino, Temecula
Andre Ward vs. Shelby Pudwill (super middleweight)
James Toney vs. Matt Greer (heavyweight)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon vs. Rodel Mayol (WBO junior flyweight championship)
Roman Martinez vs. Vincente Rodriguez (WBO junior lightweight championship)
Juan Mercedes vs. Jesus Martinez (junior bantamweight) ]]>