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HOUSTON, TX – 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.
Entertainment and Syndicated Television Heavyweight Enters Professional Boxing With Stacked April 16 Fight Card
LOS ANGELES – King World Productions former President and CEO Michael King, etched his name in the history of television by distributing and marketing television’s longest-running and most-successful programs, including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now, King enters professional boxing with his company, King Sports, and is staging the first of four quarterly boxing events at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two world championship fights on one night is great for boxing fans. But Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME believe that three is even better. So, onSaturday, April 19, joining the title fights between Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Lukas Konecny there will be a battle for the IBF Welterweight World title between champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter and former two-time and two-division word champion and current NABF Welterweight titleholder Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, making this tripleheader at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. a must see.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Top Rank’s undefeated Super Lightweight contender, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs), talks about his training camp with Virgil Hunter, his upcoming bout against Puerto Rico’s rising star Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 18 KOs), fighting on HBO for the second time in his career and the Garcia vs. Herrera outcome.
NEW YORK – IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA Super World Champion Beibut Shumenov continued their media tour on Wednesday at Lucille’s Bar & Grill inside B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York to formally announce their world championship unification onSaturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME®from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.