Roberto Duran Jr.: Continuing the Legacy

  Roberto Duran Jr., son of the legendary “Manos de Piedra” himself, is looking to create his own legacy and not just be remembered by the last name he bears. Raised around the sport, Duran Jr. recalls gazing at his father’s routines in the gym and quickly felt the boxing bug inside him. RBRBoxing caught up with the fighter to see what his immediate goals are moving forward into the sport. RBRBoxing: What was it like to grow up carrying such a famous last name? Roberto Duran Jr.: As a…

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Sutcliffe Jr: My Power Will Put Mckenna in His Place

  Phil Sutcliffe Jr. Tips a Devastating End to Tyrone Mckenna’s Unbeaten Run Phil Sutcliffe Jr. has warned Tyrone McKenna he’ll be unable to live with the weight of punches coming his way in Belfast on June 30. Injury forced Dublin’s Sutcliffe Jr (14-2-KO9) to pull out of a previous meeting with McKenna (16-0-1-KO6) but the pair will finally collide on the undercard of Michael Conlan’s homecoming at The SSE Arena – live on BT Sport. Sutcliffe Jr said: “It’s been very frustrating as I’ve been out since Christmas but…

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Media Workout Notes & Quotes: Ancajas, Sultan Prepare for First All-Filipino World Title Bout in 93 Years

  England’s Kal Yafai to defend WBA 115-pound title against David Carmona Central Valley fan favorites Bryan Lua and Isidro Ochoa to see action on the undercard FRESNO, Calif (May 23, 2018) – No matter the result, history will be made Saturday evening at the Save Mart Center, when Jerwin Ancajas defends the IBF junior bantamweight title against Jonas Sultan. It will be the first all-Filipino world title bout contested since 1925. In the co-feature, WBA 115-pound champion Kal Yafai of Birmingham, England, will make his U.S. debut against two-time…

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DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Hits Melrose Ballroom

  DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT’S BROADWAY BOXING SERIES HITS MELROSE BALLROOM IN ASTORIA, QUEENS, NY ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Tickets On Sale Now! New York, NY (May 23, 2018) Celebrating its Fifteen Year Anniversary, DiBella Entertainment’s (DBE) acclaimed Broadway Boxing series returns on Thursday, June 21, at the beautiful Melrose Ballroom in Astoria, NY. Tickets starting at $50 may be purchased online at www.MelroseBallroomNYC.com or by clicking HERE. The Melrose Ballroom is located at 36-08 33rd Street, Astoria, NY 11106. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:00 PM…

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Mario Barrios Eyes Title Shot Within the Year

  Jr. Welterweight contender Mario Barrios (21-0, 13 KOs) is on the cusp of breaking through in boxing. Barrios, a San Antonio native, has been essentially paying his dues trying to build a solid resume throughout the ranking. In doing so, he’s fought all across the country and maintaining a perfect professional record. Trained by world-renowned trainer Virgil Hunter, Barrios and his team feel that the fight they’ve been working for all this time is finally within grasp. Barrios was last seen fighting in his hometown of San Antonio in March…

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Final Press Conference: Ancajas and Sultan Ready to Make History

  LIVE on ESPN+, Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET FRESNO, Calif. (May 24, 2018) — History is only two days away, as Jerwin “Pretty Boy’” Ancajas will defend the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world title in the main event Saturday evening against countryman Jonas Sultan at the Save Mart Center. It marks the first world title bout featuring two Filipino fighters in 93 years, when Pancho Villa defended the world flyweight title against Clever Sencio on May 2, 1925. In the co-feature, Great Britain’s Kal Yafai…

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Regis Prograis to Headline New Orleans Homecoming July 14 at Lakefront Arena

  Top Lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez to appear in 10-round co-feature Tickets on Sale Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. CST NEW ORLEANS (May 25, 2018) — Regis “Rougarou” Prograis was born in New Orleans and became a fighter in The Big Easy. He never returned home to fight. Until now. Prograis, the World Boxing Council (WBC) interim super lightweight champion, will make his triumphant homecoming against fellow unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco on July 14 at Lakefront Arena on the campus of the University of New Orleans (UNO). In the…

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Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller | Round By Round Boxing

  BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER, a powerful documentary on sportscaster Mauro Ranallo and his lifelong battle with Bipolar Disorder, premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Airing during Mental Health Awareness Month, this important film was produced to inspire those afflicted with mental health conditions to seek help and strive to achieve their dreams. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to watch the trailer and consider reminding your followers about tonight’s debut. Mauro’s hope, and this project is only the beginning for him, is that…

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9th Annual ‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ Charity Boxing Night

  B. RILEY FBR, INC. AND SUGAR RAY LEONARD FOUNDATION CELEBRATED THE 9TH ANNUAL ‘BIG FIGHTERS, BIG CAUSE’ CHARITY BOXING NIGHT AT THE LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL STAR-STUDDED EVENT FEATURED LIVE FIGHTS PRESENTED BY GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS JOUSCE ‘TITO’ GONZALEZ DEFEATS JUAN SANDOVAL IN MAIN EVENT Santa Monica, CA (May 23, 2018) – The B. Riley FBR, Inc. 9th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night returned to the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for a star-studded night of boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions to benefit the Sugar…

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