Building a Billion New Boxing Fans: Arum, Zou and Manny Pacquiao Go to China

B-Hop named Barclays boxing ambassador

People will tune in all over the world in huge numbersexcept in the most populous country on the planet, where the fight won’t even be a blip on the radar. That’s what makes another fight, one being completely ignored in the American press, perhaps the most important bout of the year. At the moment, it’s meaningless from a sporting perspectivea rising amateur star in just his second professional bout. But when flyweight Zou Shiming, a two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist, takes the ring once again in front of his countrymen, you’re, perhaps, looking at the future of big-time boxing. In 2008, Zou became China’s first boxing gold medalist, just 16 years after it first entered Olympic competition in the sport and just decades since boxing training began in earnest in China after having been banned by Communist leader Mao Zedong in the 1960s. Now a national icon, the 32-year-old fighter is what every promoter and the head of every sports league in the world wantsan in into China.

Olympic boxing star Vasyl Lomachenko goes pro

Top Rank has signed the Ukrainian Olympic star, the promotional company announced Friday. Lomachenko is widely considered one of the greatest amateur boxers of the past several decades. He won Olympic gold medals with unbeaten runs in Beijing and London, and he claimed two world championships in between. After considering a career with the professional arm of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) last year, Lomachenko interviewed with several top North American promoters last month, eventually choosing Bob Arum’s company. Lomachenko is expected to begin his pro career as a featherweight.

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Anyone who stops Ricky Hatton is a dangerous fighter and one that I will take very seriously, so I can’t wait to get in there and train very hard to put on a good show for my fans in Sheffield. “He’s been a world champion, been there and done it, so he will be out to prove that he’s worthy of another crack at being on top of the world. I really get up for it when I box in Sheffield, it’ll be packed to the rafters and they are really passionate fans – so I can’t wait to be back in my Arena, in a big fight that will take me closer to a world title shot. “Im on the doorstep of a world title and I’m ready to show I have what it takes to win it. Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I’m delighted to make this fight and feel it’s the perfect fight for Kell at this time. “It’s without doubt his sternest test yet and Senchenko brings credibility as a former world title holder and mass appeal after his KO win over Ricky Hatton. “We are going to put on a special show in Sheffield and the atmosphere will be electric.” Brook is still the mandatory challenger to Devon Alexander’s IBF welterweight strap, but has seen the fight rescheduled, postponed or cancelled three times due to injuries from both fighters.

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19 title defense against Karo Murat in Atlantic City. “I will be able to reach kids that are difficult. You are going to lose some, but you have to give the message, and you hope they listen.” Barclays CEO Brett Yormark told NYFightblog that he believes Hopkins can be integral in continuing to build a base of boxing fans in Brooklyn and beyond. “We’ve introduced boxing to the community and wanted to take that a step further,” he said. “It’s important to have Bernard as an ambassador, as a face for the program. I think he’s a wonderful spokesperson and I’m honored to have him with us.” My take: Barclays is on a roll; it is the top-grossing U.S. venue in the last six months for concerts and family shows, according to Billboard, and is No.

Boxing – Bailey fails to make featherweight for Southern Area scrap with Naylor

Church later won a boxing scholarship to the University of Miami and served as a boxing instructor in the Army. Lou Cecere, one of 11 children, was a boxing fan as a teenager and with his friend, Tony Zito, began appearing at the Jackson Street gym. His speed and footwork caught the eye of John DiCarlo and Ceceres ability to outbox the veterans put him on several cards in Western New York. He once won 40 consecutive fights, including the prestigious Syracuse Herald American Golden Gloves.

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As for Chaves [22-0 18 KO], hes one of what seems like an endless supply of feisty Argentines, intent on ending fights within the distance. In fact, 16 of his 22 career bouts have gone fewer than three rounds. Chaves interim title belt is on the line on Saturday, but so is the chance of a significant boost for either guys in the welterweight standings. Both guys are marketable but only one will more than likely be left standing. Watch this space. Igor Guryashkin is a freelance journalist whose extensive work on combat sports has been featured in ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com.

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“Lomachenko’s team are currently studying the contract, which Top Rank have sent the 25-year-old boxer. Sources within the team said Lomachenko would receive around two million dollars a year.” Mikhail Zavyalov , the president of Ukraine’s National League of Professional Boxing , said he believed the featherweight fighter had a bright future in professional boxing. “I believe in Vasyl (Lomachenko), in his star,” Zavyalov told AFP. “He’s a great talent.” “He will start his professional career in the 57kg category. He told me that he was planning to try his skills also in the 60kg category.” Lomachenko has earlier told Ukraine’s press that he was set to take on his first professional fight in October. The left-hander, who was born in the Odessa region, won gold medals at 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Boxing: Lomachenko eyes professional status

By BoxRec News | BoxRecNews 5 hours ago Eurosport – Bailey fails to make featherweight for Southern Area scrap with Naylor Related Content Bet on Boxing Bailey admitted: Unfortunately its my fault, yeah. Ill have to look into that in the future. “I now have two options, move up a weight, or get in touch with someone that really knows how to make sure I can make the weight, Its a science and its so important to have someone who knows their stuff. “Its going to be a wicked fight, even though I cant retain the title. Hopefully we can agree to do a rematch later on and Ill make sure I can make the weight then. The Southern Area title is still at stake for Dan Naylor should he win tomorrow night. He said: “I made sure I did everything properly and am pleased I made the weight, even though I hadnt fought at Featherweight for a few years, we always knew I could make that weight, so yeah Im pleased with the result on the scales. “I dont think the weight is going to make any difference tomorrow, its going to be a real good battle, the fans are going to love it. Promoter Johnny Eames said: “Im disappointed Ian didnt make the weight, for whatever reason, but these things happen and Im pleased that the BBBofC have allowed the fight to still go ahead.” The Turf War card is littered with prospects from the TRAD TKO stable including Joel McIntyre, Tommy Martin, Joe Stephens, Ediz Hussein, Paul Upton and Pauius Kasiulivevicius, along with an interesting name from the recent past – Enfield light welterweight Michael Grant, who gets his stop-start boxing career started again the York Hall.

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