OWINGS MILLS-REISTERSTOWN, MD - From David S. Brown: Reisterstown resident Bradley Plotkin is merging his passion for boxing - particularly as it relates to generating an intense full-body workout - with his desire to operate his own business and plans to open the inaugural TITLE Boxing Club franchise in the greater Baltimore metropolitan region this fall. The location will be contained within Metro Centre at Owings Mills, a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) located in the Owings Mills section of Baltimore County, and a project of David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. TITLE Boxing Club will be situated on the ground level floor of a four-story, 200,000 square foot Class "A" mixed-use office and retail building on Grand Central Avenue. "After working for several international companies throughout my career and moving up the professional ladder, I decided to follow my love for boxing as a workout and fitness mechanism and spread my passion for the sport in the local area," stated Bradley Plotkin.
GETTY UFC 227: TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon next month The reigning 135lbs champion defends his title against his former Team Alpha Male team-mate in the main event of UFC 227 on August 4. Dillashaw's first outing since reclaiming the bantamweight crown will be a rematch against the man he prised the belt from eight months ago at Madison Square Garden. And should he beat Garbrandt again, Dillashaw believes he should be considered the best 135lbs fighter of all time. “It puts me at the top [of the list as the all-time greatest bantamweight]. I know I'm the best bantamweight ever,” 32-year-old Dillashaw said during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “I've got a split decision loss to Dominick
Though bantamweight Cole Ferrell has only just begun his journey as a pro MMA fighter in the past two years, the process that got him to this point has been going on for far longer. Since first getting into MMA as a kid, Ferrell hasn't wavered one bit in his quest to become a top tier fighter. “The journey started when I was 12 years old,” Ferrell told MMAWeekly.com. “I told everyone that I cared about at that time that I was going to become an MMA fighter. I think a lot of people shrugged it off. “Years passed by and I've just been putting in work. I had my amateur debut and from there it's just taken off.” Since turning pro in late 2016, Ferrell has managed to go undefeated, and in the process
The lineup for the Sept. 8 New England Fights “Wicked Season” mixed martial arts card at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor is beginning to take shape with several local fighters already set to compete. Among the fights is a lightweight battle announced Monday that marks the return of undefeated Josh Harvey of Young's MMA in Bangor to the cage after a more than 16-month absence due to an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury. Harvey, who has won all four of his professional bouts by first-round stoppage — two by knockout and two by submission — will face Wisconsin-based journeyman Jay Ellis, a veteran of more than 90 professional fights. “I'm excited to display the improvements I've made since
Northern Ireland's Conrad Cummings has been added to the undercard for Carl Frampton's Windsor Park fight. The middleweight will join London-born super lightweight Sam Maxwell in fighting ahead of Frampton's Interim WBO World Featherweight title defence against Luke Jackson on 18 August. The bill also includes a world title fight for Belfast's Paddy Barnes. Dungannon boxer Cummings lost to Luke Keeler in a WBO European Middleweight title fight at the SSE Arena in April. Maxwell, meanwhile, is undefeated in all eight of his professional fights and is a former member of Team GB. "I'm honoured to be a part of this as it's one of the biggest, if not the biggest, fight night Irish boxing will have
Amir Khan announced that he would be donating Rs 1 million (£10,997) to a fund that contributes to dam construction in Pakistan to remedy the country's water shortage. The British boxer applauded the Pakistan Army and the government's role in helping with the water shortage fund and said that he would be donating more money after his fight against Colombian Samuel Vargas. The former I'm A Celebrity contestant also garnered media attention after his wife Faryal Makhdoom took to Instagram to discuss her marriage via the new 'Ask me a question feature' and said that she had 'no idea' why she married so young. This comes after claims that he had cheated on Faryal 17 days after she gave birth to their child with 22-year-old beautician Sophia Hammani, but what is Amir Khan's net worth?
Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on 22 September. The 28-year-old unified the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win over New Zealander Joseph Parker in Cardiff in March. Unbeaten in 21 professional bouts, he now faces 38-year-old Povetkin, the WBA champion from 2011-2013. Povetkin knocked out David Price on the Joshua-Parker undercard in Cardiff. More to follow.
Kell Brook, who was scheduled to take on Brandon Cook on the July 28th Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker undercard, has been pulled from the card after suffering an ankle injury during training which will keep him from fighting. “Apparently, Kell Brook has hurt his ankle, so the fight is off. That means no fight for me and I'm so upset,” an upset Cook exclusively told World Boxing News this weekend. “This whole thing sucks and I put so much time into training. It's the worst news ever for me.” Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) is most recently coming off of a stoppage win over Sergey Rabchenko this past March as he moved up to the junior middleweight division. That fight followed two physically taxing losses
LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22.
Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer Close 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA Today Follow on Twitter Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is set to announce the signing of several boxers at a news conference scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in New York in conjunction with his recently announced deal with the all-sports streaming service DAZN, and junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker is poised to be one of them. Dino Duva of Roc Nation Sports, Hooker's promoter, told ESPN on Sunday that he and Hearn are in the process of finalizing a deal for Hearn to come on board as Hooker's co-promoter and that