Boxing News Archives: September 21, 2017

2017 Boxing Retirements

In 2017, some of the best fighters of the 2000’s have decided to hang up the gloves. Here is a salute to the legends that are moving on. Juan Manuel Marquez Known as Dinamita (“Dynamite”), Marquez retires with a record of 56-7 with 40 KO’s, holding 9 titles in 4 divisions. Known for his great counter punching and his power, Marquez is in the category with the greatest Mexican fighters of all time. His epic battles with Manny Pacquiao will be remembered for years to come, and while he lost the overall trilogy with a record of 1 (win) -2(losses)-1 (draw) ...

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Team Sauerland sign Denmark’s Kem Ljungquist

Danish amateur star Kem Ljungquist has joined Team Sauerland. The 27 year-old heavyweight has signed professional terms with Europe’s leading boxing stable. Ljungquist is a former three-time national champion and two-time Nordic Champion, who has represented Denmark at both the World and European Amateur Championships. Having opted to join the paid ranks, the 195cm Dane says he is looking forward to starting his professional journey and has already set his sights on World domination. ‘’I’m very happy to have signed with Team Sauerland,’’ he said. ‘’I think the time is right for me, and I’m very proud to have got ...

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Luke Campbell eyes titles ahead of clash with Jorge Linares

Luke Campbell steps into the ring in Los Angeles this Saturday night when he faces Jorge Linares for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles. Linares, a three-division world champion of Barinas, Venezuela, who has captured titles in the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight division, has spent much of his career in Japan. This time, however, Linares will fight in the U.S. for the first time in three years after first winning and then defending his titles against former WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla in the latter’s hometown of Manchester, England. “I am excited to ...

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Wilder confident of a knockout win over Ortiz in Brooklyn

WBC Heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder is confident he can defeat Luis Ortiz and begin the road to unifying the Heavyweight division. Wilder takes on WBA mandatory challenger Luis Ortiz on 4th November 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the winner will most likely take on the winner of Joshua vs Pulev, which takes place on 28th October 2017, from the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Wilder believes he will add Ortiz to his list of knockouts when the two heavyweights take to the ring. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I’m excited that the time ...

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Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev

In his return fight coming off his impressive KO victory over Heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko, which was arguably the fight of the year, on October 28th, Heavyweight Champion Anthony  Joshua is scheduled to defend his world title belts against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. When tickets went on sale fans snapped up approximately 70,000 on the first day, according to Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. The 27-year-old Joshua will be making his fourth title defense and will be looking to continue his quest to be not only boxing’s top heavyweight but as boxing top attraction. Joshua ...

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