December

December 22, 2017

RUSSIAN FIGHTER ALEXEY ZUBOV: I CAME TO DETROIT TO BECOME CHAMPION

Two years ago, 31-year-old professional boxer Alexey Zubov left Magnitogorsk, Russia, to live in Detroit and train at the legendary Kronk Gym for one reason: He wants to be world champion. Under the close guidance of a trainer, and nephew of the late Emanuel Steward, Javan SugarHill Steward, Zubov (16-1, 9 KOs) gets closer to that dream with every victory. Currently, world rated by the WBA at #11 and the IBF at #13, Zubov says he and Steward have come a long way in two years. “I came to Detroit to become a champion. I want to show everyone that I’m a world-class cruiserweight and I want to show everyone all the things Javan has been teaching me. He is […]
December 18, 2017

Salita Promotions Signs Women’s Superstar Christina Hammer to Multi-Fight Promotional Contract

Already a superstar in Europe, “Lady Hammer” (22-0, 10 KOs), from Dortmund, Germany, (via Novodolinka, Kazakhstan) is the current WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion. She has also previously held the WBF Middleweight, as well as WBO and WBF Super Middleweight Championships. Under Salita’s promotional direction, Hammer will make her United States boxing debut on Friday, January 12, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, on the non-televised undercard of a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT), featuring unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields’ WBC and IBF title defense against mandatory challenger Tori Nelson. Hammer is scheduled for a 10-round fight, highlights of which will be shown on SHOWTIME. “I never had any doubt […]
December 13, 2017

SHOHJAHON ERGASHEV & SONNY FREDRICKSON MEET IN JAN. 12

UNDEFEATED 140-POUND PROSPECTS SHOHJAHON ERGASHEV & SONNY FREDRICKSON MEET IN JAN. 12 SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER HEADLINED BY CLARESSA SHIELDS-TORI NELSON Jesse Hernandez Makes ShoBox Return Opposing Ernesto Garza In Co-Feature Friday, Jan. 12 Live On SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT From Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2017) – Uzbekistan power-puncher Shohjahon Ergashev will face the toughest test of his career in fellow undefeated and top-10 ranked Sonny Fredrickson in the telecast opener of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the co-feature of the tripleheader headlined by the Claressa Shields-Tori Nelson Women’s 10-round Super Middleweight World […]
December 3, 2017

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino consulting Claressa Shields in preparation for Holly Holm

The mingling of boxing into the UFC has defined this year, so it’s fitting that the final bout will be a women’s featherweight title match between former pro boxer Holly Holm and hard-punching champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The pair appeared in Detroit on Thursday to promote the start of ticket sales for their UFC 219 main event, which will be staged Dec. 30 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time for the card that also marks the return of unbeaten lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) against Brazilian Edson Barboza in the co-main event. Justino (18-1) sent a message of sorts to former UFC bantamweight champion Holm (11-3) on Thursday by showing up at […]
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