Dmitry Bivol To Defend WBA Title Against Hard-Hitting Jean Pascal

Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former Olympian and former WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine champion Jean Pascal on Saturday, November 24, 2018, as boxing returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The event will be promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing, Bivol’s promoter, in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Bivol, age 27, of St. Petersburg Russia, risks his perfect record of 14 wins with no losses and 11 knockouts against the time-tested Pascal, who turns 36 on October 28, has 33 wins, 20 by knockout, against five losses and…

[Interview] Andrade: “My Name Isn’t Being Called Out”

LOS ANGELES, CA Photo credit: HBO/Yahoo Sports On June 14th, appearing as the co-featured match-up of th Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri headlined card, Demetrius Andrade will make his first title defense against Brian Rose of the UK, the WBO mandatory. Since winning the light middleweight title by defeating Vanes Martirosyan in November, Andrade says he is ready to assert what he believes many should know after watching his rise through the amateur ranks, that he is the future of boxing. During our recent conversation, Andrade shares his thoughts on his upcoming fight against Rose, the lack of competitors calling him out, what he would change in boxing, and why he thinks he can take…

Erislandy Lara Elevated To WBA “World” Champion

For immediate release – HOUSTON, TX (March 13, 2014) – Super Welterweight sensation, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) has been elevated to World Champion by the WBA (World Boxing Association) after successfully defending his interim title against Afredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs) and Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KOs).  The Cuban born fighter, who now resides in Houston, Texas, is happy that the WBA has made their decision to make him a World Champion. “I applaud the WBA for their decision to make me a world champion and I want to send a special thank you to a good friend of mine Gilberto Mendoza from the WBA,” said Erislandy Lara. “I’ve never had anything come easy to me.  I’ve fought everyone that has been offered to…

Olympian Oscar Molina Out After Shoulder Surgery

SHERMAN OAKS (Jan. 3) – On Friday, December 20, 2013, undefeated 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina had labrum surgery on his left shoulder performed by Neal S. ElAttrache, M.D. at Kerlan Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles, CA. Molina (8-0, 7 KOs), who has to be considered one of the “top prospects” of the year in 2013 with eight victories, and seven of those wins ending by knockout, will now take the next few months in 2014 to rehabilitate his shoulder in preparing to take his next step-up in the professional ranks upon his return.  With co-promoters Goossen Tutor Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo splitting the bouts evenly; four in the U.S. and four in Mexico,…