‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson vs. Ralph ‘Tiger’ Jones on Fight Network this Sunday night

Ultimate Classic Boxing on Fight Network USA

‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson vs. Ralph ‘Tiger’ Jones

Sunday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (Jan. 14, 2015) – Fight Network USA will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ralph “Tiger” Jones‘ major upset of legendary “Sugar” Ray Robinson, arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, by airing their fight this Sunday night (Jan. 18) as part of its Ultimate Classic Boxing series from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

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Robinson was a multiple world welterweight and middleweight champion, when there were only eight weight classes, during his illustrious 25-year professional boxing career (1940-1965) in which he compiled an eye-opening 173-19-6 (108 KOs) record. The flashy Hall of Famer had an incredible 132-3-2 record when he fought Jones (32-12-3) on Jan. 19, 1955 at Chicago Stadium.

Robinson retired in 1952 after being stopped for the first time in his career by world light heavyweight champion Joey Maxim, when “Sugar Ray” was unable to continue after 13 rounds due to heat prostration from fighting outdoors at Yankee Stadium in 104 degree heat (Robinson led 10-3, 9-3-1 and 7-3-3 in rounds scored). At 33, Robinson came out of retirement 2 ½ years later and the Jones fight was the second of his comeback.

 

Jones, known as a very aggressive fighter, upset Robinson in this fight by way of a one-sided 10-round decision (100-88, 99-94, 98-89). The New Yorker went on to upset two other Hall of Famers, Joey Giardello and Kid Gavilan.

 

Later that same year in 1955, Robinson defeated Carl “Bobo” Olson for the world middleweight title, something he did on two other occasions before he finally retired for good. Jones never got a world title shot. Robinson died in 1989 at the age of 67, Jones in 1994 at 66.

 

Also airing this Sunday evening on Fight Network, starting at 11:00 p.m. ET onBanner: Best of the Decade is undefeated WBA and WBO super featherweight champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas (32-0) successfully defending his world title belts March 15, 2003 against challenger Juan Carlos “El Ranchero” Ramirez (29-4) with a fourth-round technical knockout at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

 

This Sunday night’s boxing on Fight Network starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with KOTV Boxing Weekly, which covers all the latest news in professional boxing, features full recent fights and highlights. Sandwiched between Robinson vs. Jones and Freitas vs. Ramirez from 9:00 p.m. ET-11:00 p.m. ET is a replay of the European super featherweight title fight between Devis “Boom Boom” Boschiero (32-1-1) and Samir Kasmi (15-9-1) from March 23, 2013 in Veneto, Italy.

 

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Mark Kriegel Special Feature Interview With Heavyweight Contender Deontay Wilder: “I Can’t Let Her Down”

Stiverne Wilder Letterhead

 

* * * STIVERNE vs. WILDER VIDEO ALERT * * *

 

“This is all for Naieya (daughter), man.  I will be a champion one day, I promised that to her…..And now that I have this opportunity I can’t let her down.” – Deontay Wilder

 

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Undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has a chance to fulfill his destiny and become the first U.S.-born Heavyweight Champion in nearly a decade when he challenges WBC Champ Bermane Stiverne.  Renowned sports reporter, Mark Kriegel talks with Wilder about his journey–his struggle–to get to this critical moment in his life.  Watch this “Special Feature” and don’t miss the fight of his life, this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME® from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

 

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“RETURN TO GLORY”:  STIVERNE VS. WILDER, a 12-round fight for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship taking place Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is co-promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!.  In the 12-round co-feature, unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz defends against Jesus Ruiz and undefeated Amir Imam meets Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 10-round super lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and will air live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT). The telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

 

Tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $500, $350, $250, $125 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person with a limit of four (4) at the $50 price range.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

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Kenny Garner vs. Aslambek Musaev Announced for M-1 Challenge 55

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M-1 CHALLENGE 55

Guram Gugenishvili Memorial Show

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015  *  Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Guram Gugenishvili Memorial Show, Feb. 21 in Tbilisi, Georgia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Jan. 13, 2015) – Former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner will take on powerful Chechen prospect Aslambek “Titan” Musaev in the initial fight announced by M-1 Global for its 2015 season-opening event, M-1 Challenge 55, on Saturday night, February 21, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

M-1 Challenge 55: Guram Gugenishvili Memorial Show will be streamed live in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.

Garner (14-8-0, 7 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) fought an epic trilogy with Gugenishvili, the first M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion, with the American winning two of three fights. Garner holds the longest reign of the coveted M-1 Challenge heavyweight title, 1-½ years, from October 14, 2011 to April 9, 2013.

 

In his last fight this past November 25 at M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in the Celestial Empire in Beijing, China, as a late replacement for injured Satoshi Ishii, the hard-punching Floridian lost to the great Sergei Kharitonov(21-5-0), by way of a technical knockout when the doctor stopped the fight in the third round due to injury.

 

In 2013, Musaev (5-1-0, 1 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) won the WAMMA tournament final, defeating Rasul Islamov. The powerful Chechen also holds the Guinness Book worldrecord for weight lifting with only one arm (right),making him a dual-threat as a dangerous striker as well as for applying strong holds. 

Musaev has displayed his physical strength at public events by lifting cars, heavy objects and even people. His only career loss as a professional MMA fighter was to former UFC champion Brett “The Grim” Rogers last October.

 

Additional fights will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

 

Fight Network will air M-1 Challenge 55 on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., as well as nationwide in Canada, on Roku devices across North America, and also globally in more 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

 

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ABOUT M-1 GLOBAL: Founded in 1997, M-1 Global has established itself in the realm of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as the premiere entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With offices in St Petersburg, Amsterdam and Los Angeles and affiliates in Seoul, Tokyo and Paris, the M-1 brand has staged more than 150 events worldwide, including the M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge and M-1 Global and M-1 Global HWGP events, in addition to co-promoting Strikeforce events and M-1 Global on the Showtime network in the United States. Captivating live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and matchups, M-1 Global events have featured some of the sport’s top names, including Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Keith Jardine, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Roman Zentsov, Yushin Okami, Mike Pyle, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Amar Suloev, Chalid Arrab and Stephan Struve. 2014 promises to be another sensational year of world-class competition with a full calendar of Challenge events fueled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global’s Champions amongst the greatest in the sport. M-1 Global’s greatest asset is renowned heavyweight fighter, Fedor Emelianenko.

 

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BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE ADDED TO LEWISTON PRO CARD

Lewiston, Maine (January 14, 2015) –New England Fights (NEF), America’s number-one regional fight promotion, presents its sixteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, “NEF XVI,” on February 7, 2015 in Lewiston, Maine.  The event is scheduled to originate from the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of a professional bantamweight bout to the fight card.  Matt “Ken Doll” Denning (1-0) will step into the cage to face Jovan White (1-6) at a fight weight of 135-pounds.

 

Denning was victorious in his professional debut at “NEF XV” this past November over Derek Shorey (1-1) in the first round.  The early-going in that fight was controlled by Shorey.  Denning, seconds after absorbing two powerful slams on the back of his neck, submitted Shorey with an armbar.  He will look to repeat his success on February 7 in Lewiston, Maine.

 

“I’m extremely confident going into this fight, I’ve been training hard and consistent since I fought Caleb Costello almost a year ago,” said Denning when reached for comment.  “I’ve been training different things and learning tons more now that I’m training for pro style fighting.”

 

A 2008 graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine, Denning learned his craft in recent years at Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) – a Team New England United (NEU) affiliate – under head coach Travis Wells.  Denning had a stellar amateur career to prepare him for the pro ranks.  He went 4-3, facing stiff competition like Dom Cofone (5-5), Jay Perrin (5-1 amateur, now 1-0 pro) and Jeremy Tyler (4-3) to name a few.  Win or lose, Denning’s fights have always been exciting and action-packed.  He predicts much of the same in his pending bout with Jovan White.

 

“I’ve watched the fights that I can find of Jovan and I think he’s gonna come out hard and explosive,” Denning continued.  “This fight is going to be exciting. I’m bringing everything I have and going for a back to back pro wins.  I see the fight ending in the first by either TKO or submission.  I’ll show how powerful I am. I look forward to fighting Jovan.”

 

White is no stranger to the NEF MMA cage.  In September 2013, White arrived in the Pine Tree State for the first time and scored an upset submission victory over Tommy Balzano (1-4).  White is a member of Team Riot MMA based in Orange Park, Florida, where he trains with the likes of number-one contender to the NEF MMA Lightweight Title Jamie Harrison (5-1) and number-one contender to the NEF MMA Heavyweight Title Terry Blackburn (5-2).  White will look to play the role of spoiler in Matt Denning’s sophomore professional effort.

 

NEF’s next MMA event, “NEF XVI,” takes place on February 7, 2015 with an all-star lineup of fights scheduled.  NFL and UFC The Ultimate Fighter veteran Tyler King (7-2) puts the NEF MMA Heavyweight Title on the line against Terry “The Polar Bear” Blackburn (5-2).  In the feature bout of the evening, UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (10-5) makes his NEF MMA debut against Ryan Hodge (6-9).  Tickets start at just $25 and are on sale now at www.TheColisee.com or by calling The Colisee box office at 207.783.2009 x 525.  For more information on the event and fight card updates, please visit the promotion’s website at www.NewEnglandFights.com. In addition, you can watch NEF videos at www.youtube.com/NEFMMA, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”

 

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New England Fights (“NEF”) is a fight events promotions company. NEF’s mission is to create the highest quality events for Maine’s fighters and fans alike. NEF’s executive team has extensive experience in combat sports management, events production, media relations, marketing, legal and advertising.

Bellator MMA Host Live Weigh-Ins Thursday, January 15th From Pechanga Resort & Casino 

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 14, 2015) – The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator MMA will take place Thursday at 5 p.m. PT from Cabaret Theater inside Pechanga Resort & Casino(45000 Pechanga Parkway. Temecula, CA 92592).
“Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus” will take place from Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, January 16th with the first fight taking place at 4 p.m. PT and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will air LIVE on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
All participants for Friday night’s event will be on hand, as well as Bellator President Scott Coker.
The event will be emceed by Bellator cage announcer Michael C. Williams and Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith. 
As always the weigh-in is open to both the public and the media.

Bellator 132: Friday, Jan. 16, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif..

 

Main Card (9 p.m. ET)

 

Bellator Featherweight Title Fight: Champ Patricio Pitbull (22-2) vs. Daniel Straus (23-5)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Bubba Jenkins (8-1) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (23-4-1)

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Virgil Zwicker (12-4-1) vs. Houston Alexander (16-10-1)

Welterweight Feature Fight: Fernando Gonzalez (22-13) vs. Marius Zaromskis (20-8)

Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET)

 

Middleweight Prelim Fight: Dustin Jacoby (10-4) vs. John Salter (10-3)

Catchweight (239 pounds) Prelim Fight: Everett Cummings (8-0) vs. Jason Glaza (2-1)

Lightweight Prelim Fight: Jonathan Rivera (4-0) vs.Steve Kozola (4-0)

Lightweight Prelim Fight: Derek Anderson (11-1) vs. Danny Navarro (12-4)

Bantamweight Prelim Fight: Fabian Gonzalez (2-0) vs. Albert Morales (0-0)

Middleweight Prelim Fight: Luc Bondole (4-0-1) vs. Chris Herrera (2-1)

About Bellator MMA

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BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER, PROMOTER DON KING AND “RETURN TO GLORY” UNDERCARD FIGHTERS MAKE GRAND ARRIVALS AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

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Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

 

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 13, 2015) – “RETURN TO GLORY: Stiverne vs. Wilder” fight week is officially here as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne, undefeated No. 1 challenger Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, Hall of Fame promoter Don King, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz and all the fighters on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) this Saturday, Jan. 17, made their grand arrivals at MGM Grand this afternoon.

 

Here is what the fighters had to say upon their arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday:

 

BERMANE STIVERNE , WBC Heavyweight World Champion

 

“I really don’t feel any emotions towards Deontay Wilder. The most important thing is for me to defend my world title.

 

“All the trash talking that he does doesn’t worry me. He doesn’t have anything that I want. I am the champ. This is fighting, this is boxing, this is for real. I keep my concentration on the fight.

 

“We trained like he was the champion. We didn’t talk about his past experience. We trained like he has gone 12 rounds before.

 

“I’m here to fight for the people. I fight to inspire people anywhere in the world, that’s my responsibility since I am the world champion.”

 

DEONTAY WILDER, Undefeated No.1 WBC Heavyweight Contender

 

“I need to let this beast inside of me out. I am so ready for this fight. We are bringing back the heavyweight division.

 

“Once I knock this guy out it will be on to the next guy for me. He will definitely go down, I’m going to hurt him bad.

 

“He has never faced someone with my athletic skills. My athleticism alone is going to hurt him.

 

“There is no better place to have a fight of this magnitude than in Las Vegas. The fight will be explosive, exciting and I will be bringing this heavyweight belt back to America.

 

“When you have so much animosity towards someone it makes for a great fight. Everything that I’ve said about him and all he has said about me will be settled on Saturday.”

 

LEO SANTA CRUZ, WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion

 

“I am always prepared going into every fight. I never underestimate any fighter because those are the ones that can hurt you.

 

“When you give them the opportunity they come prepared and hungry because they want to take the title away from you.

 

“Any fighter is dangerous in the ring; one punch could change a fight. Ruiz is a good fighter.

 

“I trained really hard for this fight as I always do. I am mentally and physically strong, and I’ve been working much more on my power heading into this fight.”

 

JESUS RUIZ, Super Bantamweight Contender

 

“I am very excited to be here. I promise you, come Saturday you will have a new world champion.

 

“I am motivated and looking forward to this fight. It’s an honor for me to be here and I am grateful for the opportunity.

 

“He’s [Santa Cruz] a fighter that we’re well aware of. I know his style and the way he fights but we’re ready and prepared to win.

 

“He is an explosive fighter and so am I. I don’t think either fighter has an advantage over the other. I think you’re going to see two strong Mexican fighters going at it, it’s going to be an exciting fight.”

 

AMIR IMAM, Super Lightweight Contender

 

“I’m really excited to be on the undercard of a big American heavyweight title fight. I’m coming here to take care of business and get out of there. I’m coming here to do what I do best.

 

“Boxing is what I do and we’re ready. All that matters is that I get the victory, but I definitely want to win impressively.

 

“I have big things lined up for 2015, but I need to first take care of business on Saturday.

 

“[Maldonado Jr.] is no pushover. I don’t look over any fighter. I take everybody seriously.”

 

FIDEL MALDONADO JR., Super Lightweight Contender

 

“I am very confident going into this fight. This has been my best training camp that I have had in my professional career, I’m ready.”

 

“This is the biggest fight I have ever been in and my best opportunity to prove that I belong and get exposure.

 

“I know that [Imam] was an Olympic alternate, he’s a good fighter. People are underestimating me, so I’m going to go in there and knock him out.”

 

DON KING, Hall of Fame Promoter

 

“This is the heavyweight title fight. We are bringing Las Vegas back again.

 

“We are happy to be back at the world capital of boxing. The current Mike Tyson, Bermane Stiverne, will be defending his world title here at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. If Bermane wins, we’re going to bring Tyson back out of retirement to fight him. This fight is the ‘Return to Glory.’ Boxing goes as the heavyweights go, and the heavyweight division is back. This is one of the biggest fights we have had in years.”

 

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“RETURN TO GLORY”:  STIVERNE VS. WILDER, a 12-round fight for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship taking place Saturday, Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is co-promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!.  In the 12-round co-feature, unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz defends against Jesus Ruiz and undefeated Amir Imam meets Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 10-round super lightweight bout for the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and will air live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT). The telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

 

Tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $500, $350, $250, $125 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person with a limit of four (4) at the $50 price range.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

For more information visit www.donking.com, www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.sports.sho.com, follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing, @BStiverne, @BronzeBomber, @SHOSports and @MGMGrand and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.facebook.com/SHOBoxing, or visit SHOWTIME Boxing Blog a thttp://theboxingblog.sho.com/.

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SATURDAY –  JANUARY 24, 2015 TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

MT  Ivey Nixon vs Barry Quinn 179lbs
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 WBU title on line Pagliara vs Robertson on Thursday, January 22 at Webster Hall in New York City

Press conference this Thursday at Capizzi Restaurant (West 41st st at 9th ave) at 2 PM

 

Brooklyn, NY (January 13, 2015)-– Dmitry Salita announced today that the WBU Americas Featherweight Title will be up for grabs as an added co feature to his popular Brooklyn Brawl Boxing Series.

Floriano Pagliara, The popular Italian from Cecine Italy and now residing in Williamsburgh Brooklyn will take on slick moving Antwan Robertson from Minnesota USA

Pagliara has held title belts as the IBF Mederteranian Champion and Italian Federation in the Jr. Lightweight Division.

“Floriano loves America.  He has become very popular with the local Italian communities in the tri state area. He is very honored to fight for an American title in front of his American fan base. People respond to Flori. Dmitry and his promotional team will be very happy with the fan support that Floriano brings” quoted Rich Komissar, the American promoter for Pagliara.  “His fans support him” added Komissar

The move to featherweight is something that the Italian has been thinking of since his move to America a few years back.

“I always try to think of making the featherweight limit but in Italy my training and diet did not allow for this. But in America I have the best training for this and now I am never more than 132 lbs when I am regular time and not training” said the affable Italian with his operatic dialect.

“Star of David Promotions is happy to add this bout as a co feature” said Dmitry Salita of Star of David Promotions. “I have seen Floriano fight a few times here in  New York Area. He is far and away one of the New York Area’s most popular fighters. He always brings a good crowd and he gives a great show. I believe the matchup we are giving you here (Pagliara / Robertson) will produce an all out action packed fight that the fans will like. Antwan Robertson is never in a dull fight. He reminds me a little bit of Junior Jones… This fight will be a war”.

The Brooklyn Brawl Series will hop over the river to Manhattan for this show on January 22nd. The card will be held at the world famous Webster Hall 125 East 11th Street NYC New York 10003.

There will be a press conference this Thursday at Capizzi Restaurant at 2 PM.  Capizzi is located at West 41st street and 9th ave.

Below is a video of Pagliara, who has been coined “The Brooklyn Rocky”

 

 

 

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for up to date information on the Jan. 22 show.

Fight Network a proud sponsor of Ring 8 Holiday Events & Awards Ceremony

(L-R) Hall-of-Famers Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor and Carlos Palomino
All pictures by Peter Frutkoff / Ring 8

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Jan. 13, 2015) – Ring 8 was a proud sponsor of the recent 28th annual Ring 8 Holiday Events and Awards Ceremony, held at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

 

Fight Network is a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including live fights and up-to-the-minute news and analysis for boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.

 

Ring 8, formed in 1954 by ex-prizefighter Jack Grebelsky, became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association – hence, Ring 8 – and today the organization’s motto is still the same: Boxers Helping Boxers. With its 350+ plus members, Ring 8 is the largest group of its kind in the United States. It remains fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

 

Below find a photo gallery from the aforementioned event:

 

Former world welterweight champion Tony DeMarco

(L-R) – Ring 8 president Bob Duffy & Ring 8 2014
Fighter of the Year Chris Algieiri

Ring 8 2014 Comeback of the Year – Daniel Jacobs

Ring 8 2014 Contender of the Year – Frank Galarza

Ring 8 2014 Prospect of the Year – Julian Williams

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COMCAST SPORTSNET CELEBRATES LEGENDARY BOXER BERNARD HOPKINS’ LIFE

“Hopkins at 50” Debuts Tomorrow, January 14 at 6:30 pm

PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2014) – Tomorrow, January 14, Comcast SportsNet celebrates the life of legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins on the eve of his 50th birthday. “Hopkins at 50,” hosted by Neil Hartman, is a 30-minute sit down interview that looks back on his early years, as well as what is ahead for the boxer as he approaches the half-century mark.

In the interview, Hopkins is very reflective as he talks about his early years that played a critical role in his development in the ring and about his road to success, including defending his World Middleweight Championship 20 times during a 12-year period. The program also includes rarely seen video of Hopkins boxing at Graterford prison.

Bernard walks down memory lane as he returns to Germantown where he grew up and relives some of his most memorable press conferences. Viewers will also get a glimpse of his incredible training routine that keeps him in top shape to keep boxing at his age.

“2015 is a year that whatever band, group, player that you wish you could see one more time, no matter the era, I’m that person you want to see in 2015,” said Hopkins, who hopes to step in the ring at a couple more times this year.

“Hopkins at 50” debuts tomorrow, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet and replays on the following dates and times:

Comcast SportsNet:
Thursday, January 15 at 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Friday, January 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27 at 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m.

The Comcast Network:
Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.

“Hopkins at 50” will also air on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic on:
Saturday, January 17 at 7 p.m.

And on The Comcast Network Mid-Atlantic on:
Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21 at 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 27 at 10:30 p.m.

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