On this edition of Centro, WBZ's Yadires Nova-Salcedo talks with the undefeated boxing prospect Victor Reynoso.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Murphys Boxing came to MGM Springfield on Saturday for a special outdoor matinee event. The main event featured NABA Light Heavyweight Champion Charles Foster who was defending his title for the fourth time. Ken Casey, the owner of Murphys Boxing told 22News that the event brings fighters and fans from all over New England. “The undercard has a lot of local Springfield guys,” Casey explained. “The main event is from Connecticut with a lot of fans from this area. You have to keep in mind, as amateurs, these guys came up together from Springfield, Hartford, New Haven.” Casey is also the front-man for the band Dropkick Murphys. He founded Murphys Boxing in 2014.
Anthony Yarde plans to show the world he means business in Russia on Saturday — even though he might not always have the best head for it. The Londoner, 28, takes on 36-year-old Sergey Kovalev in Chelyabinsk with the Russian's WBO World light-heavyweight title on the line. Kovalev would rather be facing Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a money-spinning clash than facing his mandatory challenger. But, according to Yarde's promoter, Frank Warren, that was never going to be allowed to happen. Warren said: “Kovalev is the No.1 light-heavyweight in the world and Anthony is going to his home town. “That says a lot about him that he is willing to go there. “Anthony didn't want to take 'step aside' money to
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 Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam, preparing for a fall return in the first fight of a promotional deal recently finalized with Top Rank, will be trained by Hall of Famer Buddy McGirt. "Buddy's got a good background. He's been in the ring and he knows what it takes to be a world champion," Imam told ESPN on Saturday. "I feel like it's the right fit and we'll see where it takes me. "I'm looking forward to learning new things from Buddy. I know he's got what it takes, so I'm confident." Imam had been trained
For most celebrities, maintaining a picture-perfect bod is just another requirement of living their lives in the public eye. While many A-listers choose to sweat out those excess calories by hitting the pavement, the yoga studio or the gym, many are now opting to sculpt their physiques by stepping into the ring. From slipping on boxing gloves and throwing punch after punch like Kevin Hart to training in mixed martial arts like Wiz Khalifa, staying fighting fit is a top priority for many celebs. Instead of simply treating his time in the ring as a means to bulk up his notoriously skinny frame, Wiz instead embraced the fighting community as a whole and transformed his life in the process. "The
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in rehearsals for his first ever major concert next month. The 40-year-old, who beat Keith Thurman with a sensational performance last month, is preparing to perform in a free gig for fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City in the Philippines on September 1. Pacquiao has already made hit songs in the Philippines but has yet to perform in his own concert - and he admits he is unsure if he can make it as successful as his boxing events. He shared footage of him rehearsing his renditions of OPM hits "Pagsubok" by Orient Pearl and "Buwan" by Juan Karlos Labajo on social media and wrote: "Hi everyone, I'm going to sing and practice for my concert on September
Robles points out that Ruiz Jr. knocked Joshua down four times, and he doesn't see how luck applies to a guy getting knocked down that many times in a fight. The fight was won in training camp says Robles. Andy did the hard work to prepare himself for a grueling fight, and her prevailed. Robles says it came down to Ruiz Jr. being able to handle what Joshua was dishing out. When it came time for Joshua to take Ruiz's shots, he couldn't do it. The chin wasn't there. Robles worried about Commission and drug testing in Saudi Arabia Joshua's Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn's insistence on staging the rematch with Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia worries Robles, because he wants to know what guarantees
Though his 2019 didn't start until April, lightweight Khama Worthy has more than made up for lost time. So far this year Worthy has won both of his fights, raising his current winning streak to five in a row, and now sits on the precipice of his biggest career opportunity. “I had two fights so far this year, and my first fight was against Joey Munoz, a super tough guy, it was a tough fight that went all three rounds and was super solid,” Worthy told MMWeekly.com. “A few weeks ago I fought Adam Ward, who was a tough guy with 30 professional fights, and I got a knockout in the third round. I'm just fighting a few weeks after that, so I'm on the same warpath.” Shortly after his win over Ward, Worthy
The toughest fight of UFC welterweight Vicente Luque's career continues to change, because he keeps on getting in brawls. As of just months ago, it was his Fight of the Night effort against Bryan Barberena in February. Luque and Barberena swung at each other nonstop for nearly 15 minutes until Luque finally finished him late in the final frame. Luque was down on two of three judges' scorecards after the second round, so needed a finish to win the fight. But Mike Perry took Luque to a split decision last weekend at UFC Uruguay, surviving all three rounds against the power puncher. Up until Luque ran into “Platinum,” all nine of his UFC wins were by stoppage. “Definitely it topped the Barberena
“I'M A SAILOR peg “And I've lost my leg “Climbing up the top sails “I've lost my leg!” Its lyrics snarled in their Bostonian vehemence and accompanied by a foot-thumping amalgamation of mandolin, accordion, and power chords, 'I'm Shipping Up to Boston' shot to prominence upon the release of Martin Scorsese's neo-noir crime thriller The Departed in 2006. In the intervening 13 years, the rousing Dropkick Murphys hit has taken on a life of its own: it's used frequently by the NFL's New England Patriots, by the University of Notre Dame's 'Fighting Irish' football and basketball outfits, by the Ireland, Connacht and London Irish rugby teams; it has featured on television shows spanning from The Simpsons
Kwara boxers have emerged overall winners of the interstate boxing tournament concluded at the Indoor Sports Hall on Saturday after winning six of the 10 bouts in the final of the three-day tournament. The boxers started their winning streaks with Balogun Qudus out punching Tobi Rafiu of Oyo State in the 48kg while entertaining Ahmed Suleiman of Kwara beat Kehinde Akanmu of Oyo state in the 52kg bout. Saheed Jamiyu, fighting in the 56kg class, gave Kwara another victory against Rasheed Adeniran from Oyo while Ishola Nurudeen cleared the fourth straight victory for Kwara over Sanmi Sunday of Ekiti in the 60 kg. The contingent of Oyo State, who also gave good accounts of themselves, claimed their
Two-times welterweight world champion Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles died on Friday in Mexico City aged 79, the WBC has announced. Cuba-born Napoles forged a Hall of Fame career, with a record of 81-7, including 54 knockouts.He was granted Mexican citizenship in 1969 after beating Texan Curtis Cokes in a world title fight.Napoles’ final bout was a losing one in front of 40,000 fans against Briton John H Stracey, who paid tribute to his former rival on Friday.“I’m so very proud to have shared a ring with the great Jose Napoles,” Stracey said.“What a magnificent fighter he was and what a great champion. Look how long he reigned as a champion. This is such a sad day.”
Results Elvis Rodriguez TKO-1 Jesus Gonzales (1:42) Arnold Barboza Jr RTD-4 Ricky Sismundo (3:00) Janibek Alimkhanuly TKO-5 Stuart McLellan (2:51) Chris van Heerden UD-8 Aslanbek Kozaev (78-74, 79-73, 79-73) Javier Molina UD-8 Manuel Mendez (78-74, 79-73, 79-73) Dmitry Yun UD-6 Javier Martinez (56-54, 57-54, 57-54) Tonight at 10 pm ET on ESPN from Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, Emanuel Navarrete returns to defend his WBO super bantamweight title in the main event against Francisco De Vaca, with Jessie Magdaleno taking on Rafael Rivera in a featherweight co-feature. Wil Esco will be here on the round by round call for the main card. Navarrete is coming in hot with back-to-back wins
The thing about lawsuits is that they have a way of getting settled. A week after New Orleans-born WBA super lightweight champion Regis Prograis sued to pull out of his World Boxing Super Series championship fight against IBF champion Joshua Taylor, a resolution appears at hand. The Athletic reported Thursday that details are being worked out between Lou DiBella, Prograis' promoter, and Comosa AG, the Swiss-based corporation which owns the WBSS. The report also said that the unification fight, which also was for the Ali Trophy, would be held Oct. 26 in London instead of Oct. 5 in Manchester, England, which had been reported to be the original site. Prograis, who now lives in Los Angeles, could