Monthly Archives: March 2013

Boxing at its Best: Rios vs. Alvarado II

By Jason Marchetti   This time, the sequel was as good as the original.  In a Fight of the Year candidate, Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO’s) edged Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) over 12 rounds last night in Las Vegas…

Hank Lundy loses in Ukraine

By Jason Marchetti   ESPN star Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (22-3-1, 11 KO’s) lost his chance for a belt at 140 lbs today against Viktor Postol, (21-0, 10 KO’s) in Kiev, Ukraine.  Lundy was fortunate to land a title shot at…

HBO and GBP: Something’s Gotta Give

By Jason Marchetti   HBO Sports President Ken Hershman has released a statement that he is severing ties with Golden Boy Promotions today and will no longer televise bouts involving their fighters.  Hershmam advised Richard Schaefer, CEO of GBP this…

Bradley Barely Survives Title Bout

By Jason Marchetti   In a Fight of the Year candidate for 2013, welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) survived being dropped to the canvas in a 12th round assault by Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO’s) on HBO Saturday night.…

Photos: Boxers Weigh-in at Twin River 3/14

By Jason Marchetti Boxers weighed-in prior to tomorrow’s event, ‘Unfinished Business’ at Twin River Casino promoted by Classic Entertainment and Sports.  Tickets are still available at the Twin River Box Office or by calling CES at 401-724-2253.     Notes:…

Brian Barbosa Finally Lands Opponent

By Jason Marchetti   Brian ‘The Bull’ Barbosa (31-6, 23 KO’s) has finally landed an opponent after months of challenging nearly every notable local boxer from 168-175 lbs.  He’ll travel on April 25th to challenge Vincent Miranda (15-1, 9 KO’s)…

Manfredo, Jr. and CES Return to Twin River

By Jason Marchetti   It’s fight week in RI.  Classic Entertainment and Sports will promote ‘Unfinished Business’ this Friday, March 15th at Twin River Casino.  Headliner Peter Manfredo, Jr. (38-7, 20 KO’s) will challenge another former Contender, Walter Wright (14-3,…

Another Day at the Office for Bernard Hopkins

By Jason Marchetti   In a relatively boring chess match, Bernard Hopkins (53-6, 32 KO’s) outpointed Tavoris Cloud (24-1, 19 KO’s) last night in New York City on HBO by unanimous decision.  The final scores were 116-112 (twice), and 117-111.…