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By: Oliver McManus Billed as The Untouchables, Frank Warren presents his first night of boxing in 2018, coming from the iconic York Hall, Bethnal Green, and broadcast live across BT Sport and BoxNation; initially slated for a February 10th date at the Copper Box Arena, the card suffered a setback…

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Compiled By: William Holmes The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of February 13th to February 20th; covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed. Daniel jacobs to Face Maciej Sulecki at Barclays Center on April 28th Brooklyn native and…

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By: Ste Rowen Juergen Braehmer has pulled out of this weekend’s World Boxing Super Series semi-final vs Callum Smith due to illness. The super middle & light heavyweight veteran said, ‘I have been battling a feverish infection since Sunday. Unfortunately, a fight in this state is out of the question.’…

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Boxing in Atlantic City has been prevalent for more than 45 years. One man who has been in the center of a lot of the action on the boardwalk has been International Boxing and Atlantic City Boxing Hall-of-Fame promoter and matchmaker J Russell Peltz. The Philadelphia legend, who has promoted…

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By: Sean Crose “I’ve always had that professional style,” says 10-0 California welterweight Alexis Rocha, “ever since the amateurs.” Having scored seven of his ten pro wins within the distance, it’s easy to see how the jump from amateur to professional boxer was less than strenuous for the twenty year…

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by Eric Lunger Tonight, on PBC on Fox, the talented but enigmatic Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) took on former world champion Devon Alexander (27-4, 14 KOs) in a twelve-round welterweight clash. No belt was on the line, but both fighters knew what was at stake: the winner would have…

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By: Ste Rowen ‘Saint’ George Groves solidified his status as the number one super middleweight and became the first man to progress to the Super Middleweight World Boxing Super Series final after dominating Chris Eubank Jr to a unanimous decision victory. Photo Credit: World Boxing Super Series Twitter Account Speaking…

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By: William Holmes Bellator MMA put on a live event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and featured a main event of former UFC fighters Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson, with the winner to advance to the semi finals of the heavyweight Grand Prix. For boxing fans however, the…

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By: Oliver McManus Richard Riakporhe is yet another cruiserweight sensation looking to make his mark on the domestic scene and gate-crash the hype of Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain – even if that fight did end up being a very, VERY damp squib – five fights in as a professional,…

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By: Eric Lunger Former welterweight world champions Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander look to climb back into the top echelons of the division, as they face off on Saturday night in a twelve-round welterweight bout, live on Fox at 8:00 p.m. ET. Photo Credit: Alen Mena/PBC Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs)…

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By: Sean Crose “I’m taking it one step at a time,” 10-0 junior welterweight Mykquan Williams tells me, “but the ultimate goal is obviously to be world champion.” Williams recently decimated Preston Wilson in the first round of their scheduled six round affair in a performance that has been drawing…

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By: Ste Rowen On Saturday night in Manchester, an all-British world title fight takes place when WBA super middleweight champion, George Groves 27-3 (20KOs), steps into the ring with IBO belt holder, Chris Eubank Jr 26-1 (20KOs) in the much-anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-finals. Both boxers made easy work…

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