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Bruno "The Aloha Kid" Escalante Wins the vacant IBA Super Flyweight Championship
against Michael Ruiz!
December 9, 2013
December, 9 2014 - This past Saturday at the Sports House in Redwood
City, Bruno Escalante (11-1-1, 5 KOs) defeated Michael Ruiz Jr. (9-4-1, 3
KOs), to capture the vacant IBA super flyweight championship. Scorecards
read 95-95, 98-92 and 97-93 all in favor for hometown hero, Bruno Escalante.
At t he 12:22 mark of the video, round 5 starts and fireworks erupted. This
bout was promoted by Don Chargin Productions & Paco Presents.
Beibut Shumenov Set to Make
Golden Boy Promotions Debut - Defending IBA title
December 5, 2013
NEW YORK (Dec. 5, 2013) - Beibut Shumenov is a former amateur standout in
Europe and represented Kazakhstan in the 2004 Olympic Games. The WBA Super
Light Heavyweight World Champion, he became the fighter with the fewest
professional fights to win a 175-pound world title when he captured the
crown in his tenth start. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Shumenov (13-1, 8 KO's) will
make his Golden Boy Promotions debut and his fifth title defense when he
faces unbeaten Tamas Kovacs (23-0, 14 KO's) of Slovakia, in the opening bout
of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME® (8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT) from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It is the second of
Escalante Gears Up For Biggest
Fight of Career November 26, 2013
SAN CARLOS, CA (November 26, 2013) - Super-Flyweight Bruno Escalante
(10-1-1, 5KOs) is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career as he
prepares to battle Michael Ruiz (9-3, 3 KOs) of Fresno California for the
IBA Super-Flyweight championship. The 10-round bout is set to happen on
December 7th at the Sports House in Escalante's hometown of Redwood City
California. Escalante, a California resident by way of Cebu, Philippines,
is fully prepared to give his fans a night to remember. With less than two
weeks away, Escalante comments on his training camp and future plans if
victorious. "Training camp has been very difficult," said Escalante. "Ruiz
is a southpaw so I have to be super focused on circling the right way. I'm
happy with the way training camp has been going. I've done
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to defend Titles Fifth Time
November 25, 2013
Photo: Emily Harney
LAS VEGAS - World Boxing Association (WBA) Super and International Boxing
Association (IBA) Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (13-1, 8
KO's) will make his fifth title defense Sat., Dec. 14 on SHOWTIME from the
Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The 30-year-old Shumenov, the 2004
Kazakhstan Olympian fighting out of Las Vegas, set a light heavyweight
record for capturing a world title in the fewest career fights, 10, when he
won (Jan. 10, 2010) a 12-round decision over Gabriel Campillo in Las Vegas.
Shumenov has successfully defended his WBA/IBA titles four times against No.
1 mandatory challenger Viacheslav Uzelkov (DEC12), three-time world champion
William Joppy (KO6) and multi-world title challengers Danny Santiago (TKO9)
and Enrique Ornelas (DEC12). Shumenov's last fight was June 2, 2012 against
Comanche Boy Visits with Local Media in Open
October 2, 2013
Fans and local media gathered yesterday at the Comanche Nation Fitness
Center to witness "Comanche Boy" George Tahdooahnippah's final training
preparation for his IBA Contiental Americas Middleweight clash with tough
veteran, Thomas Brown (15-4-1) of South Carolina. Tahdooahnippah is eager to
get back in the ring since suffering his first loss of his 31-1-1
professional boxing career. "I am honored to be fighting back at
home. A lot was learned since my last fight and I want to show my people
that I am back and I will prevail with victory," said Tahdooahnippah.
Weigh-in: The official weigh-in for the event will be at 6pm Thursday,
October 3rd at the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, OK. For directions or
more information call 580-354-2000. Fight night: Tahdooahnippah will
battle Brown in a ten round main event for the IBA Continental Americas
Middleweight Title, during "Punch Out," an evening of boxing promoted by Joe
DeGuardia's Star Boxing at the Comanche Nation Casino. Advance tickets
priced at $20 for General Admission ($25 at the door) can be purchased
through Ticket-E-Split ticket-e-split.com or through the Comanche Nation
Casino, phone (580) 354-2000. VIP tables are available for purchase at
$2500 per table. Each table includes ten seats with free food, beer, soda,
water, $100 free play, and a gift bag per seat.The Comanche Nation Casino is
located at 402 SE Interstate Drive in Lawton, Oklahoma; 73501.Doors on the
evening of the event will open at 6:00p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.
Guests must be 18 years or older to attend.
Title Clashes set for Gretna Heritage - October 3, 2013!
September 6, 2013
(SEPT 6) GRETNA, LA – The Gretna Heritage Festival will rock when Les
Bonano Inc. and Cox Communications bring championship boxing to town for
Rumble on the River. The main event will feature New Orleans, LA’s
undefeated pugilist, Marcus McDaniel, as the 10W-0L contender aims to
continue his unbeaten record by securing the IBA Americas Middleweight
Championship in a clash with Jean Baptiste from Tampa, FL, 7W-3L-5D.
Tiffany Junot of Algiers Point, LA, 10W-3L-1D-6KO’s, will seek to extend her
WBC World Champion title reign with a win over Rachel Clark from Washington,
DC, 6W-6L-1D, in a bout sure to bring the rumble to the river. Gretna, LA’s
very own WIBA-rated Sydney LeBlanc, 4W-1D, will lace up against Tiffany
Woodard from North Carolina, 4W-6L, for the IBA Americas Championship
in a hometown clash for the title. Expect plenty of heavy hitting when
Heavyweight Ahror Muralimov...Full
Paul Mendez to defend his title
against Dashon Johnson at the Fox Theater in Redwood City,
July 9, 2013
On July 26, 2013 at the Fox Theater, in Redwood City, California, IBA
Middleweight Continental Champion Paul Mendez, 12-2-1 (5KO), 24, of Delano,
California, will defend his IBA title against Dashon "Fly Boy"
Johnson, 14-11-3 (5KO), of Escondido, California. Promoter: Don Chargin
IBA's Jr. Welterweight
Continental Champion Mark Salser Defending title
July 3, 2013
Photos: Dan Darden/Photos taken
at Press Conference In Chicago
(JULY 3) On Monday there was a press conference held for the "Big fight
2", that was held at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, home of the
Chicago White Sox, to discuss "The Big Fight 2", taking place on Friday,
August 16, 2013. "The Promoters" and many of the principle fighters were on
hand to discuss the history-making ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night
of world-class boxing, headlined by the highly anticipated return of
Chicago's Polish Prince, IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej
Fonfara, battling former world champion Gabriel "EL Chico Guapo" Campillo of
Madrid, Spain in a scheduled twelve rounder. Also featured will be the
"Can't Miss" heavyweight rematch of Artur 'The Pin" Szpilka of Wieliczka,
Poland and Chicago's "Merciless" Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds. The IBA's Jr. Welterweight Continental Champion MARK SALSER will be on
this card to defend his title against Adrian Granados. According
to the promoters, the last time a Chicago baseball stadium hosted a
professional boxing card was on Sept. 25, 1962, when Sonny Liston knocked
out Floyd Patterson in the first round to win the world heavyweight
championship at Comiskey Park, the former home of the Chicago White Sox.
"Chicago used to be the greatest fight town in the world, and we want to
make it that way again," said Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions, one of
the promoters of the card. "My father went to the last great fight at
Comiskey Park back in 1962 when Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson."
Starting at $32, tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster by calling (800)
745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased
through the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and through 8 Count Productions,
(312) 226-5800. Full Details with
Photos [Warrior's Promotions] Report
by Dan Rafael of ESPN
(MAY 17) Last night on a Roy Englebrecht Promotions
show, on the Rumble On The Range IV boxing show, at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank,
California, Alexander Flores, now 13-0 (11KO), won by a fourth
round TKO over Keith Barr, 10-3, of Pittsburgh. Flores won
the IBA Americas Heavyweight title.
Holly Holm Retains IBA Belt
May 12, 2013
(MAY 12) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Last night at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and promoted by Fresquez Productions, Holly "The Preachers Daughter" Holm (33-2-3, 9 KOs),
successfully defended her junior welterweight IBA World title belt.
Holm won by a 10-round unanimous decision.
Holly Holm Wins IBA World Welterweight Title
June 15, 2012
Tonight at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" won a 10-round unanimous decision over
defending IBA World Welterweight Champion Anne Sophie Mathis, and Holm
becoming our new champion.
Dean Chance entered the ring to crown the new champion.
Weigh-in: Holm vs. Mathis II
June 14, 2012
Today at the weigh-in that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
both boxers, Anne Sophie Mathis, 145.5, and Holly Holm, 146,
made weight to fight for the IBA World welterweight belt. Mathis is
our current champion and she will be defending her title. Both boxers
looked very fit, and the weigh-in went very smoothly. IBA President
Dean Chance was introduced and called up to the podium to say a few words
about tomorrow night's fight.
Successfully Defends his IBA Belt!
Photo: Emily Harney
LAS VEGAS (June 2, 2012) - IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut
Shumenov (13-1, 8 KO's) battered a game Enrique Ornelas (33-87, 21 KO's)
from the opening bell en route to dominant victory by unanimous decision at
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shumenov
revealed after the fight that he had injured his right forearm 10 days ago
during a sparring session. It didn't prevent him, however, from pitching a
complete shutout, winning each round on all three judges' scorecards in the
12-round main event. Shumenov was the aggressor, throwing hard rights to the
head and body, especially effective were his well timed uppercuts. Ornelas
was unable to counter Shumenov, who threw powerful combinations and then
avoided Ornelas' late counters.Shumenov's advisor, Hall of Fame promoter Don
Chargin, said that he will sit down next week with Shumenov to discuss his
next fight. "We have three great offers from Kessler, Hopkins and Cleverly,"
The IBA GYM has been
undergoing major changes in the last year. TONY RILA, has had three different artists come in and paint beautiful murals on the walls of the
took about a year to finish the murals that not only pay tribute to many of the top
world-class boxers in the sport but many noted people in the sport, i.e, Don King, Bob Arum,
and many more. The gym was originally developed by RILA who decided to have a
personal gym on his estate for IBA boxing champions and his personal friends.
Tony got the idea to have a gym when he had visited the famous Prince Ranch and
decided that he would like to also have one on his property. The property lies
on 1.5 acres with beautiful trees and scenery, in a quiet setting. It took Tony
three months to get the gym completed. The gym is equipped exclusively with
Everlast boxing equipment, that includes a 20 foot boxing ring and all necessary
boxing equipment that is needed for the champions. The gym is a personal
contribution that Rila enjoyed participating in for his love of boxing. He
collects autographed boxing gloves and memorabilia. In the office of the gym,
he has over 300 signed boxing gloves from many of the past and current world
champions. RILA has the IBA estate and gym for sale on the market. If you
Joe Hanks successfully
Defends IBA Title
February 5, 2012
Boxing fans in Albany, New York turned out in droves on Saturday night as
Star Boxing presented "KO AT THE TU" at the Times Union Center. "We're very
pleased with the supportive crowd who saw some great fights and truly had an
entertaining evening. Our next date here in Albany at the Times Union Center
will be on Saturday, April 28th," said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star
Boxing. In front of a loud and supportive crowd approaching 4,000,
heavyweight contender Joe "The Future " Hanks defended his IBA Americas
Title over monstrous Cuban Rafael Pedro. The 28-year-old Hanks took
the fight right at the 6'7" Pedro, pressuring the giant with piston like
jabs and crunching body shots, easily winning the opening stanza. The
assault continued in the second round when the proceedings ended abruptly.
With Pedro attempting to fend off Hanks, he fell to the canvas after
attempting a right hook. Suffering from an apparent dislocated right
shoulder, Pedro informed the referee he was unable to continue and the bout
was stopped at the 0:48 mark of the round. With the win, Hanks of Newark,
New Jersey improved his perfect record to 19-0 with thirteen stoppages while
Pedro fell to 21-10-1 (15KO's).
Joe "The Future" Hanks to
defend his IBA Heavyweight Title
February 2, 2012
ALBANY, NY (February 2, 2012) A huge crowd of media and fans crowded into
Exhibition Hall at The Times Union Center in Albany, New York on Thursday
afternoon as Star Boxing held a final press conference for "KO AT THE TU" an
evening of world class professional boxing set for this Saturday night,
February 4th. Both main event participants, Joe "The Future" Hanks and
monstrous Cuban Rafael Pedro expressed full confidence heading into their
ten round heavyweight battle for Hank's IBA Heavyweight World Title.
On Friday, February 3rd at 4:30pm, fans are invited to the Official Public
Weigh-In where the fighters on the six-bout card will face-off for the final
time prior to their scheduled bouts. The weigh-in will take place at
the Hampton Inn and Suites located at 25 Chapel Street in Albany. Finally,
on Fight Night, Saturday, February 4th at 6:30pm, doors will open at the
Times Union Center with the first bell at 7:30pm. Following the main event,
fans are welcome to stay at the Times Union Center where they can
participate as extras in the filming of "The Challenger", a major motion
picture which will use the arena for its final boxing scenes. Advance
tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through
Ticketmaster, (Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center
Box Office, (timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at all local Wal-Mart Music
Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000
or on their website starboxing.com.
Vice President Bob Case and Evander Holyfield to be on Discovery
January 31, 2012
(JAN 31) Be sure to tune into the DISCOVERY CHANNEL tonight at 5:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m. PST, when the IBA Vice President Bob Case, and Evander Holy
field will be featured on the show. They will be showing Case's house with
all of the extensive memorabilia that he has, and also Evander Holyfield's
Warren never offered Shumenov
Feb. 25 Unification fight vs. Cleverly
January 3, 2012
LAS VEGAS (January 3, 2012) - Hall of
Fame promoter Don Chargin, advisor for WBA and IBA light heavyweight
World champion Beibut Shumenov, has responded to a press release issued
by Frank Warren Promotions that claimed Shumenov turned down a
unification offer to fight WBO titlist Nathan Cleverly. The press
release announced that Cleverly will be defending his WBO title February
25 against Tommy Karpency in Wales. It also claimed: An offer went to
WBA title-holder Beibut Shumenov to face Cleverly, but he said he would
not be ready in time - although it could happen later this year.
Back in November, Chargin reached out to Warren, after reading stories
that Cleverly was interested in a unification fight against Beibut.
Chargin spoke twice to Warren's matchmaker, Dean Powell, but Don didn't
hear back until he received an email yesterday. Full
News Buzz: IBA World Junior
Middleweight Champion Delvin Rodriguez Officially
Welcomed to the City of Danbury, Connecticut!
December 27, 2011
The City of Danbury, in Connecticut, welcomed home its newest champion,
IBA World Junior Middleweight Champion
Delvin Rodriguez this past Thursday night at Danbury Billiards.
There were over 200 boxing fans in attendance that packed into the
establishment, as Mayor Mark Boughton welcomed Delvin home from his
unanimous decision victory over Pawel Wolak on the undercard of Cotto
- Margarito at Madison Square Garden on December 3rd. The bout was a rematch
of their classic battle earlier in the year. Mayor Boughton officially
declared December 22, 2011 as Delvin Rodriguez Day in Danbury Ct.
State Senator Michael McLachlan was also on hand to present Rodriguez
with an award from the Connecticut State Senate as well. Additionally, last
week Rodriguez received other accolades as Sports Illustrated and Ring8
announced that the first epic fight between Rodriguez and Wolak was voted
the 'Fight of the Year' for 2011.
Delvin Rodriguez Wins
IBA Junior Middleweight Continental Belt
December 4, 2011
On Saturday night, at the Madison Square Garden, in New York,
New York, Delvin Rodriguez, 153, won a 10-round unanimous
decision over Pawel "Raging Bull" Wolak, of Poland, winning the
IBA Junior Middleweight Continental Belt. Delvin and Wolak
fought on the Cotto vs. Margorito II pay-per-view event.
On the Scales in New York:
Rodriguez vs. Wolak
December 3, 2011
NYC, NY December 3....Before a raucous crowd of over 4000 people at the
famed Madison Square Garden, combatants Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel Wolak
weighed in for their highly anticipated rematch tonight on the undercard of
the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito fight with over 20,000 expected to attend
the sold out Madison Square Garden. Rodriguez weighed in first at a
fit and ready 153 pounds while Wolak scaled in at slightly higher 153.5.
The first fight between these 2 warriors took place earlier this year, July
15th, at nearby Roseland Ballroom and is the frontrunner for "Fight of the
Year" honors. The bout is co-promoted by Top Rank and Joe DeGuardia's
Star Boxing and is part of the Pay-Per-View telecast which will begin at
Beibut Shumenov Retains IBA
title: He Stops Danny
Santiago by TKO in Ninth Round!
Photo credit: Alex Salahi
July 30, 2011
(JULY 30) Last night WBA and IBA World
Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov, 175, unloaded a
23-punch explosion on three-time world title challenger Danny Santiago,
173, in the ninth round, when the fight was stopped by referee
Tony Weeks, in tonight’s main event that aired live on TeleFutura’s
“Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I didn’t count the punches,” Shumenov said after the fight, “but I
could have thrown more.” Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs) systematically
broke-down a game Santiago (31-5-1, 19 KOs), WBA No. 15, using his jab
and going to the body in the early rounds. “It definitely wasn’t like I
expected,” Shumenov commented about the start of his third successful
title fight. “He specifically prepared for my style. I knew he was tough
but not that tough. He’s durable and can s. Full
Weights from Las Vegas
Beibut Shumenov 175 lbs. Danny Santiago 173 lbs.
July 29, 2011
(JULY 29) At the scales, South Point Hotel and Casino, in Las
Vegas, Nevada: 12 Rounds – WBA/IBA World Light Heavyweight
Championship -Beibut Shumenov (11-1, 7 KOs), Champion, Las Vegas, NV175 LBS.
- Danny Santiago (31-4, 19 KOs), Challenger, Ocala, FL173 LBS. They
will fight on tomorrow nights card: “Fire & Fury” Championship Boxing Card.
TELEVISION: TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast begins at 11:30 PM ET
/ PT (10:30 PM CT).
Joe Hanks Captures the
IBA Heavyweight Title of the Americas
July 25, 2011
heavyweight, Joe “The Future” Hanks (17-0, 11 KOs) defeated a very game Alfredo
Escelera Jr. (18-3, 12 KOs) over the course of ten hard fought rounds. The bout
would take place at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, New York. The
fight provided much entertainment as both men gave great accounts of themselves
with Hanks showing his class throughout. It was the first annual “Knock Out
Cancer” event promoted by Joe DeGuardia.
Beibut Shumenov Defends IBA Light
Heavyweight Title July 29, 2011 in Las Vegas
June 30, 2011
LAS VEGAS – KZ Event Productions announces that
International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut
Shumenov will make his third title defense July 29, showcased on TeleFutura’s
Solo Boxeo Tecate show, live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. “Fire &
Fury,” headlined by the WBA/IBA championship showdown between Shumenov (11-1, 7
KOs) and challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago, is being promoted by KZ
Event Productions. Shumenov and his brother, Chingis, own and operate the Las
Vegas-based KZ Event Productions. Full
Edges Henry Namauu in Cruiserweight Thriller!
April 4, 2011
Photo of Barragan
It’s not always about the quantity but rather the quality
of a boxing card that makes it stand out in a spectator’s
mind. This past Friday, April 1, 2011, boxing fans bore
witness to a sensational four-fight card at the Rio - Las
Vegas. Crown Boxing headed by long-time boxing promoter,
Frank Lucca put together a back-and-forth show that featured
the brightest up and coming prospects within the Las Vegas
area. The main event pitted UNLV’s Henry Namauu (9-4,
5 KOs) vs. Victor Barragan (12-6, 3 KOs) in what was a
rematch from their initial 2009 encounter. Both
cruiserweight combatants would exchange vicious blows over
the first six rounds attempting to gain control of the prize
fight. It was the type of fight that was considered a
coin-flip after the mid-way point....Full
Namauu to fight Barragan
IBA Cruiserweight Belt (Of the Americas)
February 13, 2011
On April 1, 2011, at the at The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino,
Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Pavilion/Convention Center, in the Main
Event IBA Cruiserweight Championship (Of The Americas) Henry Namauu
(Las Vegas, NV.) will fight Victor Barragan (Oxnard, CA.). The Press
Conference will take place on Wednesday March 30th, Time 12 Noon
Weigh In on Thursday March 31st , Time 5 PM. Tickets on sale soon,
Tickets can be purchased Starting at $30 Reserved. For Information
Call The Crown Boxing Hotline Sponsored by metroPCS Wireless for All
Mexico: Triple-header of IBA Title Fights on February 19, 2011
February 10, 2011
(FEB 10) On Saturday, February 19, 2011, three IBA world title fights
will take place at the Arena Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan Mexico. The
main event will feature IBA junior welterweight champion, Silverio Ortiz who
will be making his hometown appearance and second defense of the prestigious
IBA title against exciting contender, Efren “Huracan” Hinojosa of Mexico
City, Mexico. In the co-feature, Bantamweight sensation and hometown hero
Jose Silveira will be locking horns with Sinaloa slugger, Juan Jose Beltran.
Both men face a crossroads bout as they will battle for the vacant IBA
Bantamweight title.Fast-rising super featherweight Jorge Perez from Mexico City, Mexico is
looking to continue his winning ways as he faces off against veteran Edgar Riovalle for the vacant 130 pound IBA title. It is a highly anticipated
match-up as both men look to crown themselves as the best super
featherweight fighters based out of Mexico City. total of seven bouts
will be featured on Saturday, February 19 including undefeated junior
middleweight Ricky Concha and a rebounding Ruben Garcia. Tickets are
available at the following phone numbers (999) 922-6546 or (999) 305-7212.
James Toney Media Teleconference
Quotes February 4, 2011
A media teleconference was held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, to
discuss the return to boxing of former middleweight, super middleweight,
light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion James "Lights Out" Toney.
On Thursday, February 24, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in San
Bernardino, California, The Empire Sports and Entertainment will proudly
present the next installment of their "Fight Night in America" series,
this time featuring Toney (72-6-3, 44 KOs) defending his IBA Heavyweight
Championship against Topeka, Kansas, veteran "Dangerous" Damon Reed
(45-14, 32 KOs) in the Fox Sports televised 12-round main event. Tickets
for Fight Night in America are available at the San Manuel Indian Bingo
& Casino box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
They are priced between $40 and $70. The San Manuel Indian Bingo &
Casino Box Office is located on the main casino level, inside the gift
shop. For more information, call the box office at 1-800-359-2464 ext:
Toney To Defend his IBA Title on February 24
January 27, 2011
(JAN 27) On Thursday, February 24, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo &
Casino in San Bernardino, California, The Empire Sports and Entertainment
will proudly present the next installment of their "Fight Night in America"
series, this time featuring the return to boxing of all-time-great champion
James "Lights Out" Toney (72-6-3, 44 KOs). The former middleweight, super
middleweight, light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion will be defending
his IBA Heavyweight Championship against Topeka, Kansas, veteran "Dangerous"
Damon Reed (45-14, 32 KOs) in the Fox Sports televised 12-round main
event."We're thrilled to be working with the San Manuel Indian Bingo &
Casino and to be able to bring the fans in attendance, as well as the
national television audience, the return of such a great champion in James
Toney," said The Empire Sports and Entertainment President, Greg Cohen.
Considered a defensive wizard and a throwback to boxing's glory days, Toney
was last seen in a boxing ring in September 2009 when he stopped Matthew
Greer in two rounds. Toney won the IBA Heavyweight Championship in December
2008 with a split decision over perennial top contender Fres Oquendo.
According to Cohen, Toney is the perfect fighter to headline their first
show at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. "Not only is his fighting
style like watching a daredevil walk a tightrope, but outside the ring he's
such a colorful personality. There is never a dull moment with James and he
is an amazing talent, beloved by fans all over the world."
Tickets for Fight Night in America are available at the San Manuel Indian
Bingo & Casino box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
They are priced between $40 and $70. The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
Box Office is located on the main casino level, inside the gift shop. For
more information, call the box office at 1-800-359-2464 ext: 2832 or visit
Notes from Kazakhstan
December 29, 2010
(DEC 29) Shymkent, Kazakhstan - WBA and
IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (10-1, 6 KOs) has
been preparing for the biggest fight in his very short, but storied
career, training for "The Unification," his Jan. 8, 2011 blockbuster
boxing event first at Team Barry Boxing in Henderson, Nevada with his
head trainer and 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist Kevin Barry, and now in
Shymkent. Full Story
IBA World Champion Beibut
Shumenov to fight Juergen Braehmer
Decvember 12, 2010
Los Angeles (Dec. 12, 2010) - Goossen
Tutor Promotions and KZ Event Productions announced today that WBA and
IBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov and WBO World Champion Juergen
Braehmer will meet in a Light Heavyweight World Championship Unification
showdown January 8, 2011 at the Ice Mansion in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Shumenov, a native of Shymkent, who now fights out of Las Vegas, owns
and operates KZ Event Productions along with his brother, Chingis and is
promoted by Goossen Full
Ayi Bruce Wins Vacant Continental Welterweight Title
December 5, 2010
Photo/report: Star Boxing
(DEC 5) Before a standing room only crowd at Bally's in Atlantic City
last night, Ghana's Ayi Bruce, upset hometown favorite Shamone "The Truth"
Alvarez and in the process picked up the Vacant IBA Continental Welterweight
Title winning a majority decision over ten exciting and action packed
rounds. Alvarez-Bruce headlined a seven bout card promoted by Joe
DeGuardia's Star Boxing. In the end Bruce was awarded a close majority
decision, winning by scores of 97-93, 95-94, while the third judge had it
dead even at 95-95. With the win Bruce improves to 18-3, 12KO's while
Alvarez drops to 21-3, 12KO's.
Salita flies out IBO Inter.
Champ Ashley Theophane Reporter Gavin Lee
November 25, 2010
(NOV 25) Former World number one and
World title challenger Dmitriy 'Star of David' Salita has flown current
IBO International Welterweight champion and IBF World number ten Ashley
'Treasure' Theophane out to New York to help him prepare for his IBA
Title challenge against former World Champion 'Mighty' Mike Anchondo on
December 16th in Brooklyn, New York. Full Story
Salita vs Mike Anchondo for the IBA Welterweight Title
November 5, 2010
The excitement is mounting for the upcoming IBA World Welterweight Title
fight against Mike "Mighty" Anchondo (30-3, 19KO) on December 16 at
Roseland Ballroom in New York City. In this issue, you will find
out more about Dmitriy's preparation for his upcoming fight with help from
legendary trainer Emanuel Steward. Tickets are priced at: General
Admission $40, Ringside $75 & $125 and VIP $175. Tickets are available
at WWW.DSALITA.COM , by calling 917-440-3278. What a
difference a year makes. In 2009 an unbeaten Dmitriy "The Star of David
Salita traveled to England to challenge WBA Junior-Welterweight Champion
Amir Khan only to be stopped in a round. Fast forward to the present; now he
is back with a win and a chance to become the IBA Welterweight Champion when
he takes on former world champion Mike Anchondo.
Ortiz to Defend his IBA Title on October 16!
August 30, 2010 test
(AUG 30) IBA's
Super Lightweight world champion Jose Silverio Ortiz is set to defend his
title on October 16, 2010, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Ortiz will be
fighting Elvin Perez of Costa Rica.
Shumenov dominates Uzelkov to successfully defend IBA light
July 31, 2010
LEMOORE - IBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov (10-1, 6 KOs)
successfully defended his IBA world title belt last Friday night previously
unbeaten, mandatory challenger Vyachesklav Uzelkov (22-1, 14 KOs) at Tachi
Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. Shumenov headlined the
ESPN Friday Night Fights card, promoted by Goossen Tutor in association with
KZ Event Productions, which is owned and operated out of Las Vegas by the
Shumenov brothers, Beibut and Chingis. Full Story
Out Shumenov: I'm Taking that Title!
July 21, 2010
Sherman Oaks, CA (July 21,
2010) – The countdown has begun--and undefeated Viacheslav Uzelkov (22-0,
14 KOs) of Vinitza, Ukraine will take on IBA/WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
Beibut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round main event of the
ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" (10pm ET/7pm PT). "Shumenov is certainly
talented but doesn't have the experience needed to maintain champion status.
I have complete confidence that I will exit the ring on Friday night as the
WBA [IBA] Light Heavyweight Champion. My flawless record says it all, it
more that doubles his, so I am just going to keep doing what I have been
doing. I'm going to win and take this title home."
Today: Press Conference
Open to the Public - Holm -Clampitt Main Event!
June 29, 2010
(JUNE 29) WBAN has been notified via press release that Holly
Holm will be fighting Jaime Clampitt on August 6, 2010 for the IBA
junior welterweight World Title. The press conference
that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and
Casino Bingo Showroom on TODAY, at 2:00 p.m. [This casino was
formerly called the Isleta)..Full
Shumenov To Defend his IBA Title on July 23rd! June 22, 2010 Full
(JUNE 22) At the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in
Lemoore, California, on July 23, 2010, Beibut Shumenov will be defending his IBA Lt.
Heavyweight title when he fights Vyacheslav Uzelkov in a 12-round bout.
President Dean Chance will be at this event.
Timur Ibragimov won by
TKO for the vacant Heavyweight Intercontinental Title
February 9, 2010
(FEB 9) On the February 6th Moscow show at the Acquarium Hotel, and
promoted by Yuri Federov, the main event was Ibragimov vs. Tamim for the
vacant IBA continental heavyweight title. Tamim went down in the first round
but gave a very good effort in the 2nd going after Ibragimov at times. Tamim
went down twice in the third and the fight was stopped at the time of 2:15
in the 3rd. The Acquarium Hotel is a beautiful facility with outstanding
food the Yuri Federov's hospitality was first rate. The show was televised
throughout Russia. Soruce: Referee Jon Schorle
New Photos of additional
paintings in the IBA
January 26, 2010
Photos by Rick Pineda
(JAN 26) The IBA has
just added additional photos of the IBA gym that has undergone a beautiful makeover when Tony Rila of the IBA
flew in a fantastic artist who created artwork on all of the walls of the
IBA Boxing Gym that is located in Las Vegas, Nevada! Flash Photo Slideshow of the artwork
Gabriel Campillo vs. Beibut
Shumenov Clash in Rematch - Shumenov defending IBA Belt
January 10, 2010
LOS ANGELES, January 10 – On Friday, January 29, KZ Event Productions
and Golden Boy Promotions are pleased to present an evening of world
championship boxing when they present “Fight Night With De La Hoya and
Hopkins: Campillo vs. Shumenov II” at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the 12-round main event, Spain’s Gabriel
Campillo will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against Las
Vegas resident Beibut Shumenov....Full