UNBEATEN CUBAN HEAVYWEIGHT FRANK SANCHEZ TO FACE JACK MULOWAYI IN TELEVISED OPENER OF SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

READING, Pa. (October 21, 2019) - Unbeaten Cuban slugger Frank Sanchez will face Jack Mulowayi in an eight-round heavyweight attraction to open SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION this Saturday, October 26 live on SHOWTIME® from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.

Sanchez (13-0, 11 KOs) steps in to replace Efe Ajagba, who withdrew from the fight against the once-beaten Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs). Ajagba injured his back in training last week.

The evening is headlined by top super welterweight contender Erickson "Hammer" Lubin taking on hard-hitting Nathaniel Gallimore in a 10-round showdown that headlines the Premier Boxing Champions event beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Former lightweight world champion Robert Easter, Jr. will make his super lightweight debut against Adrian "El Tigre'' Granados in a 10-round co-feature attraction. MORE

Photos: Jessica McCaskill Retains WBC, WBA Belts - Beats Farias
In front of a packed crowd of 9,073 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 12 KOs) turned in a commanding performance in his first professional fight in the heavyweight division. Usyk notched a technical knockout victory at the end of the seventh round over the battle-tested Chazz Witherspoon (38-4, 29 KOs). (photos by Ed Mulholland) MORE

Top Super Welterweight Erickson Lubin Battles Former Title Challenger & U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in WBC Title Eliminator Saturday October 26 Live on SHOWTIME® from Santander Arena in Reading, PA

Former World Champion Robert Easter Jr. Makes Super Lightweight Debut Against Battle-Tested Veteran Adrian Granados in Co-Feature of Event Presented by Premier Boxing Champions

Plus! Former World Champions Rau’shee Warren & Emmanuel Rodriguez Duel in WBC Bantamweight Title Eliminator to Open Televised Action at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Tickets on Sale Now!

READING, PA. (September 23, 2019) – Top super welterweight contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin returns to take on former world title challenger and U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in a 12-round WBC title eliminator on Saturday, October 26 live on SHOWTIME from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa., in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features former lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. making his super lightweight debut against battle-tested veteran Adrian “El Tigre” Granados in the 10-round co-featured attraction. The televised opener will see former world champions collide as Rau’shee Warren takes on Emmanuel Rodriguez in a 12-round WBC bantamweight title eliminator.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and King’s Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or at the Santander box office (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). MORE

Lara Crushes Canelo’s Brother to Regain WBA Title

Former world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (26-3-3, 15 KOs) regained the vacant WBA super welterweight title with a second-round demolition of Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (28-8-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In round two, Lara blasted Alvarez into the ropes and Alvarez was given a count. The bout was waved off moments later on Lara’s follow-up barrage. Time was 2:03.

Only Lara was eligible to win the title after Alvarez weighed 4.6 pounds over the weight limit. Alvarez came into the ring tonight at 177 lbs., Lara at 169.

Lara gained a measure of revenge against the Alvarez family, as Alvarez’ younger brother “Canelo” Alvarez scored a controversial split decision over him in 2014. MORE 

Undercard Results from Minneapolis

Unbeaten 6’7 super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (13-0-1, 9 KOs) and Jamontay “The Quiet Assassin” Clark (14-1-1, 7 KOs) battled to a ten round draw Saturday night on the Lara-Alvarez undercard at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Close and competitive fight ending with scores of 98-92 Fundora, 96-94 Clark, 95-95.

Unbeaten heavyweight Frank Sanchez (13-0, 11 KOs) was victorious when former Olympian Victor Bisbal (23-4, 17 KOs) didn’t come out for round five. Giving up 55 pounds, the 220lb Sanchez was in command all the way. MORE


Warriors Boxing's own Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez makes the pages of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Is he Cuba's Greatest boxer? Click HERE

Warriors Boxing and Ural Promotions Sign Prospect Being Touted as ‘One of the Best Fighters to Ever Come out of Cuba,’ Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez, to a Promotional Contract

Warriors Boxing of South Florida and Russia-based Ural Promotions proudly announce the signing of highly coveted blue-chip light heavyweight prospect Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez of Cuba to a long-term promotional contract.

21-year-old Morrell Gutierrez is a fighter considered by many a Vasyl Lomachenko-level talent and one of the most promising fighters to ever come out of Cuba. Among his many amateur distinctions, he was a 2017 Cuban National Champion, a 2016 AIBA World Youth Champion in St. Petersburg, Russia, named “Best Boxer of the Tournament” and a 2018 India Open International Boxing Tournament in New Delhi, India.

Morrell Gutierrez finished his amateur career with an astounding record of 130-2, having only lost to his legendary countryman and Olympic gold medalist, Julio César la Cruz, in a fight many had him winning and to Canada’s Harvey David O'Reilly in Canada, a loss which he later avenged. MORE

Former World Champion Erislandy Lara Battles Ramon Alvarez for Interim WBA Super Welterweight Title in FOX PBC Fight Night Main Event Saturday, August 31 from The Armory in Minneapolis

Former World Champions Peter Quillin & Minneapolis-Native Caleb Truax Meet for IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator in
High-Stakes Rematch in the Co-Feature

Fast-Rising Super Welterweights Sebastian Fundora & Jamontay Clark Square Off to Open Broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Tickets on Sale Saturday, July 13!

MINNEAPOLIS (July 11, 2019) – Former world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara looks to get one step closer to returning to the world championship ranks when he battles Ramon Alvarez in a 12-round bout for the Interim WBA Super Welterweight title in the primetime main event of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, August 31 from The Armory in Minneapolis.

In the co-feature, former world champions Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Minneapolis-native Caleb “Golden’’ Truax will settle their unfinished business in a rematch as they again meet in an IBF Super Middleweight Title eliminator. In the TV opener, a pair of sensational young super welterweights collide as Sebastian “The Towering Inferno’’ Fundora takes on Jamontay “The Quiet Assassin’’ Clark in an eight or 10-round attraction.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Warriors Boxing, go on sale Saturday, July 13 and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster. MORE

Andrade, Sulecki, Yafai, Jimenez make weight

Photo: Emily Harney

Demetrius Andrade 159.9 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.5
(WBO middleweight title)

Warriors Boxing and Ural Boxing Promotions Sign Blue-Chip Cuban Heavyweight Prospect Frank Sanchez Faure to a Co-Promotional Contract

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Evgeny Vainshtein of Chelyabinsk, Russia-based Ural Boxing Promotions proudly announce the signing of undefeated Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez Faure (11-0, 9 KOs) to a co-promotional contract.

26-year-old Sanchez Faure was a heavily decorated amateur, including a victory over Cuban boxing great Erislandy Savon and winning numerous awards and international titles such as the prestigious 2008 Cuban National School Games. He also won the esteemed Cuban National Championships and finished with an outstanding record of 214-6. MORE

Ex-Champ Charles Martin Returns

Former IBF heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (26-2-1, 23 KOs) will square off against Daniel Martz (18-6-1, 15 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight attraction as part of FS1’s July 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis.

The telecast is headlined by welterweight contender and Minneapolis-native Jamal “Shango” James battling former world champion Antonio DeMarco and also features a heavyweight clash between Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius and Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington, plus unbeaten prospect and 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas against Joshuah Hernández. MORE

WBSS: Dorticos KOs Tabiti for IBF interim title

In a World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semi-final, Yunier “The KO Doctor” Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) scored a crushing tenth round KO over previously unbeaten Andrew Tabiti (17-1, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF interim cruiserweight title on Saturday night at the Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia. Dorticos pressed the action and was busier, while Tabiti tried to stay out of range. Dorticos suffered a nasty cut over his right eye after a sixth round accidental headbutt. Referee Eddie Claudio deducted a point from Tabiti for holding in round six. The bout ended in round ten when Dorticos knocked Tabiti out cold with a huge right hand. Time was 2:33.

Dereck Chisora vs Artur Szpilka set for Whyte-Rivas card

Another heavyweight clash is added to Matchroom’s July 20 bill.

Dereck Chisora and Artur Szpilka are set to meet on July 20, as the heavyweights will be part of a big night in the division at London’s O2 Arena, with Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas headlining, and Dave Allen vs David Price also set.

We still don’t know if this card is going to air on DAZN or not, but it is set for Sky Box Office in the UK.

Chisora (30-9, 21 KO) is a 35-year-old heavyweight veteran at this point in his career, but he’s still a legitimate fringe contender. In 2018, he beat Zakaria Azzouzi and Carlos Takam via stoppage, then in December, he was highly competitive with Whyte in their rematch, leading on two of three cards after 10 rounds before Whyte knocked him out in the 11th.

In his last outing on April 20, Chisora was able to rather sleepily win a 10-round decision over Senad Gashi in a pretty miserable fight where Gashi didn’t want to engage at all, and Chisora, working with new trainer Dave Coldwell, was trying to box more.

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WBSS: Briedis-Glowacki Final Press Conference

Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) are both ready for a spectacle when they meet in a WBSS semi-final for the WBC and WBO world cruiserweight championships on Saturday at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. Briedis is back at the Arena Riga after losing the WBSS Season 1 semi-final against Oleksandr Usyk.

Krzysztof Glowacki: “I am very happy to be here and I just can’t wait for Saturday. I think it is going to be a great war and I am going to win. It is something incredible to be able to get all the belts and win the Ali Trophy. That will be a dream coming true.”

Mairis Briedis: “The fight with Usyk was the fight with Usyk and this is a completely different fight. Now I have prepared differently, I am mentally different. This is my second chance and I will do my best to complete it. I wouldn’t use the word ‘war’ about the fight like Krzysztof. It is a strong word, but I think it is going to be a beautiful and very watchable fight. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Krzysztof Glowacki elevated to regular WBO cruiserweight champion

Two full world titles will be on the line when Krzysztof Glowacki faces Mairis Briedis on June 15th in the World Boxing Super Series semifinals. It was reported yesterday that Oleksandr Usyk had been named WBC champion in recess, turning the fight between Glowacki and “diamond” champion Briedis into a vacant title fight, and the WBO today announced that interim champion Glowacki is now the regular champion due to Usyk’s move to heavyweight.

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Gassiev Makes Heavyweight Bow Against Dawejko

Former cruiserweight king Murat Gassiev will make his long-awaited heavyweight debut against Joey Dawejko on July 29 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Gassiev has made the move up to join the big guns following an impressive run at cruiserweight where his reign as IBF champion began when he ripped the title from Denis Lebedev in December 2012 and then stopping Krzystof Wlodarczyk and WBA champion Yuniel Dorticos in thrilling fashion to reach the final of the World Boxing Super Series.

The former unified champion 25-year-old met Oleksandr Usyk in the finale to the WBSS in a blockbuster clash for the undisputed title in July where the Ukrainian traveled to Gassiev’s Moscow backyard and beat the hometown favorite.

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Jessica McCaskill Decisions Sanchez To Unify WBC, WBA Belts

By Cliff Rold

MGM National Harbor, Oxon, Maryland - When two champions agree to unify their crowns, the best fans can hope for is they leave every bit of themselves in the ring pursuing greater glory. Almost from the clang of the opening bell, a pair of Jr. welterweight women did just that in one of the most relentless action fights so far in 2019.

In the end, 34-year old WBC super featherweight titlist Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KO), 138 ¾, f Chicago, Illinois won the WBA title of 27-year old Anahi Esther Sanchez (19-3, 11 KO), 138, of Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina with a ten-round unanimous decision worthy of remembering when Fight of the Year selections are made. The referee was Bill Clancy.

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Andrade-Sulecki Highlight Quotes

By: Jason Marchetti
Photos: Emily Harney

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade and challenger Maciej Sulecki faced off today at a press conference announcing their June 29 fight at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI.

Maciej Sulecki: “Special thanks to America and the Polish community. I’m here because I want to win. He [Andrade] never fought a good opponent. This is my dream fight and I’m here because I know I can win.”

Demetrius Andrade: “It’s my time. Providence needs to come out and see me display my skills. The wolf is coming out. It’s time to break some bones and some ribs! I hope Sulecki has a good cut man. See you June 29th. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Andrade-Sulecki is official

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) will defend his title against Maciej Sulecki (28-1 11 KOs) on June 29 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island, Providence live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Andrade announced his fight at the Canelo-Jacobs unification clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“After tonight, there will be one guy with three of the belts, and I’ve got the fourth,” said Andrade. “Both guys (Alvarez and Jacobs) have been very vocal about wanting to unify after this fight, so let’s make it happen.”

Relikh: I’m smarter than Prograis

WBA super lightweight champion Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) believes WBC diamond beltholder Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) is ‘in for a surprise’ in their WBSS super-lightweight semi-final on Saturday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Relikh, who is training in Miami, defeated Russia’s tricky Eduard Troyanovsky by a unanimous decision, with all judges scoring it 115-113 in favor of the ‘Mad Bee’, to reach the semi-final.

What is your assessment of your performance against Troyanovsky?

“I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my performance against Troyanovsky. His style was quite inconvenient, as he didn’t engage. I am convinced that Prograis’ style will suit me much better.

Murat Gassiev Moving to Heavyweight

Murat Gassiev has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA, Ural Boxing Promotion and Warriors Boxing – and will move up to heavyweight in June as he prepares to fight on DAZN.

The 25-year-old is moving up from cruiserweight where he landed the IBF world title in June 2016 after beating Denis Lebedev in Moscow, defending it with a third round KO of Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in New Jersey in December 2017 in the quarter-final of the World Boxing Super Series and then adding the WBA crown with a dramatic final round stoppage of Yunier Dorticos in February 2018.

That victory led Gassiev to a final with Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed cruiserweight title, which Usyk won over the distance. Gassiev has mirrored the moves of Usyk by going up in weight and teaming up with Matchroom Boxing USA.
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Fighters set for Saturday’s IBF eliminators

Former world champions Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Caleb “Golden” Truax went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they meet in an IBF super middleweight world title eliminator that headlines on FS1 and FOX Deportes this Saturday from the Armory in Minneapolis. Also in attendance at the press conference were top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jack Culcay, who battle in an IBF middleweight title eliminator.

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QUOTES, PHOTOS & VIDEO FROM FORMER CHAMPION CALEB TRUAX CHARITY EVENT IN MINNEAPOLIS

Photos: Team Truax

Minnesota-Native Truax Serves Up Meals for House of Charity Ahead of Showdown Against Former Champion Peter Quillin Saturday, April 13 in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes from The Armory in Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS (April 3, 2019) - Minnesota-native and former world champion Caleb "Golden" Truax gave back to his community Tuesday as he teamed up with The Armory to serve meals at House of Charity, a cafeteria and shelter just blocks from The Armory, where he will face Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin on Saturday, April 13 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

Truax was moved by the experience and related the struggles of the people he was helping to his own experience growing up and trying to make a career in boxing.

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Former World Boxing Champ Caleb Truax, of Osseo, To Serve Up Meals for House of Charity

Motivated by his own Childhood Truax Launches #CutNoCorners Campaign to connect with life's real Fighters

MEDIA EVENT AT A GLANCE

Who: Caleb Truax, professional boxer, serves meals and dishes up a light work-out   
Where: House of Charity/Food Centre - 714 Park Ave South Minneapolis
When: Tues April 2nd 11am to Noon -  PHOTO OPP
Why: Truax delivers message and #CutNoCorners campaign

Donations: go to  https://secure.qgiv.com/for/caltru

Minnesota boxer Caleb Truax is hungry for a world title shot and he can satisfy that craving with a win over fellow former champion Peter Quillin this April 13 at the Minneapolis Armory and live on FS1 and FOX Deportes. But first, the Osseo native will do his part to knock out a different kind of hunger.

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Prograis: "I just can’t wait to get it on!"

In exactly one month American Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs), the WBC 140lb Diamond champion, will be battling Belarus’ WBA title-holder Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) in the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA.

Tuesday afternoon the New Orleans native, who is now living and training in Houston, entered the pre-fight press conference at the Cajundome oozing confidence on the top of a fire truck.

“I’m very excited to be here,” said Prograis who will be giving free tickets to first responders to attend the fight. “It’s like perfect here in Lafayette because it is the middle ground between New Orleans and Houston, my two homes. I just can’t wait to get it on!

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Unbeaten Rising Prospect Chris Colbert Takes on Mexico's Mario Briones, Plus Super Lightweight Jose Miguel Borrego Steps into the Ring as Part of Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS2 & FOX Deportes Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis - 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Sensational Prospect Joey Spencer Competes in PBC on FS1 Main Card Beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT & Headlined by Super Middleweight Title Eliminator Between Former Champions Peter Quillin & Caleb Truax

Sensational Prospect Joey Spencer Competes in PBC on FS1 Main Card Beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT & Headlined by Super Middleweight Title Eliminator Between Former Champions Peter Quillin & Caleb Truax

MINNEAPOLIS (March 26, 2019) - Unbeaten rising prospect Chris Colbert will take on Mexico's Mario Briones in a 10-round lightweight showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS2 and FOX Deportes Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis.

Prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also see super lightweight Jose Miguel Borrego (14-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round attraction.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.

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TICKETS FOR WBSS 140- & 118-LB BLOCKBUSTER SEMI-FINALS IN LAFAYETTE ON SALE NOW!

Tickets from $25 for the WBSS Super-Lightweight and Bantamweight Semi-Finals – Regis Prograis vs Kiryl Relikh and Nonito Donaire vs Zolani Tete – at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA April 27 are now on sale.

American and New Orleans native Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) faces Belarusian Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs), who is training in Miami, in a super-lightweight semi-final and American-Philippine Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) meets South African Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) in a bantamweight semi-final.

Ticket Prices:
$400 – Ringside
$100 – Floor Seats
$60 – Lower Tier
$50 – Lower Tier
$25 – Upper Tier

Tickets from $25 are available here.

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Former Champions Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax collide April 13 on FS1

Top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko battles Jack Culcay in an IBF title eliminator and rising prospect Chris Colbert returns to the ring on the card at The Armory in Minneapolis.MINNEAPOLIS — Former world champions will go toe-to-toe as Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin faces Minnesota-native Caleb "Golden" Truax in a 12-round IBF super middleweight title eliminator that headlines a PBC on FS1 and FOX Deportes card on Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis.
 
Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will feature top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko taking on Jack Culcay in a 12-round IBF title eliminator, plus unbeaten rising prospect Chris Colbert will compete in an undercard attraction.
 
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, go on sale Saturday, February 23, and can be purchased at the Armory and through Ticketmaster.

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BRIEDIS-GLOWACKI CRUISERWEIGHT SEMI-FINAL SET FOR RIGA ON JUNE 15

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200 lb division on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

Briedis and Glowacki both defeated their hard fighting quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions November 10 last year in Chicago. Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.

Now tournament No.1 seed Briedis and No.3 seed Glowacki will battle it out in Latvia’s capital for a place in the cruiserweight final of the World Boxing Super Series.

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Mark Anthony Hernandez & Jeison Rosario Meet in Rematch of Once-Beaten Contenders Saturday, February 23 in Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes from The Armory in Minneapolis, MinnesotaBeginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Once-beaten contenders Mark Anthony Hernandez and Jeison Rosario will rematch in a 10-round welterweight attraction as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell taking on top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.

PBC Prelims on FS1 will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and feature unbeaten cruiserweight Efe Apochi (6-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round fight against once-beaten Earl Newman (10-1-1, 7 KOs), plus lightweight prospect Justin Pauldo (11-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round fight against unbeaten Donovan Estrella (13-0, 4 KOs), and undefeated 20-year-old prospect Money Powell IV (8-0, 4 KOs) facing Javier Frazier (8-8-1, 4 KOs) in a four or six-round middleweight bout.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.

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MINNEAPOLIS (January 16, 2019) – Former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell gets an opportunity to rejoin the championship ranks when he battles top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with welterweight championship contender Jamal James fighting in his hometown for a third straight time against Janer González in a special 10-round attraction in the co-feature.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.

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By Mike Smith: #1 seed Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) struggled to defeat fringe contender Noel Mikaelian (23-2, 10 KOs) by a controversial 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC Diamond title in their quarterfinal fight in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois.

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Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki and Russia’s Maksim Vlasov have studied each other thoroughly before their Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Final November 10 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Tickets are available to buy via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

“I’ve watched a lot of his (Vlasov’s) fights together with my coach and we have tactics ready,” said 32-year-old Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs).  “Of course, he does have a lot of weak points but he also has a lot of strengths.

“But I’m not focused on him, really. I don’t care what he does, what he eats or whether he sleeps a lot. I’m mostly interested in myself and what I do. Because I know that if I give everything, I’ll win.

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*All Times Are Central*

Thursday, November 8, 2018
2:00 pm                                   
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE – MEDIA ONLY
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL
Sauganash East Room – 14th Floor

Friday, November 9, 2018
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL
Wolf Point Room – 15th Floor
4:00 pm – Undercard Weigh In
5:00 pm – WBSS Tournament Fighters on Scale

Saturday, November 10, 2018
5:30 pm                            
DOORS OPEN 
UIC PAVILION
525 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60607

6:00 pm                             
FIRST FIGHT BEGINS
  
7:00 pm             
TELECAST BEGINS

9:00 pm
TOURNAMENT BOUTS BEGIN

Germany’s Noel Mikaelian believes he has what is takes November 10 in the Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Final against Latvia’s Mairis Briedis at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, USA.

Tickets are available to buy via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

“Boxing is a really tough sport and somehow you get addicted to it," said 28-year-old Mikaelian (24-1, 10 KOs).

“If you are a boxer, you are a boxer for life. Boxing taught me that I am really disciplined; I got a dedication for the sport and I never give up."

Mikaelian is a former WBO Youth champion and WBO International Cruiserweight Champion, but his biggest test to date is only days away.

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Season I star Mairis Briedis (Latvia) vs. Noel Mikaelian (Germany) and Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) vs. Maksim Vlasov (Russia) are the two Quarter-Finals on an incredible doubleheader when the World Boxing Super Series comes to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, USA.

Tickets are now on sale via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The full exciting card for the event in Chicago will be revealed in the coming weeks.

US fans can watch the boxers questing for the Muhammad Ali Trophy LIVE on the global sports streaming platform DAZN.

To sign up for a one-month free trial, fans can visit DAZN.com or download the DAZN app to their preferred connected device.

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