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Screw shot sends McCann cruising to points win

Sunday 14th July 2019
Thomas Lyons

High-flying Bantamweight prospect Dennis McCann continued his impressive run of form with a convincing points victory at the O2 Arena. Unable to secure himself a TV slot on the Main Event streaming network, the 18-year-old stuck to his razor-sharp footwork and hand-speed to shrug off the game Nicaraguan Jerson Larios. Larios brought a winning record to show but McCann was able to deter the 24-year-old with crisp variety and build momentum over the course of four solid rounds. McCann was expecting another flash KO, but…

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Amateur sensation Adeleye inks promotional deal with Frank Warren

Friday 12th July 2019
Thomas Lyons

Accustomed to the 16oz gloves and coveted head guards of the amateur ranks, really turned on its head for David Adeleye, who begins his new adventure under the pivotal hands of Frank Warren & Queensbury Promotions. The heavy-hitting Londoner looked favourite to join…

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Shakur Stevenson and Joshua Greer Jr. Give Back to Local Children in Newark

Thursday 11th July 2019
Top Rank

NEWARK, N.J. (July 10, 2019) — Featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson, born and raised in Newark and preparing for his professional homecoming, returned to where it all began. Stevenson, along with bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. visited more than 100 local children at Boylan Street Recreation Center on Wednesday afternoon. Stevenson and Greer showed the children boxing fundamentals, signed autographs and talked about their respective journeys to pugilistic prominence. Stevenson (11-0, 6 KOs) will face Alberto Guevara (27-4, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event Saturday evening, while Greer (20-1-1, 12 KOs) will face off against Nikolai Potapov in a 12-round…

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July 13: Shakur Stevenson to Battle Former World Title Challenger Alberto Guevara LIVE on ESPN

Monday 8th July 2019
Top Rank

NEWARK, N.J. (July 5, 2019) — Eight days before his homecoming at Prudential Center, top featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson has a new opponent. Former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla dropped out of the bout, and two-time world title challenger Alberto "Metro" Guevara will face Stevenson in the 10-round main event. Stevenson-Guevara and the 12-round IBF bantamweight eliminator for the No. 2 ranking featuring Joshua Greer Jr.…

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SATURDAY: Oubaali-Villanueva Bantamweight World Title Bout Headlines Landmark Event in Kazakhstan LIVE on ESPN+

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Thomas Lyons

(July 1, 2019) — Nordine Oubaali is set to make the first defense of his WBC world bantamweight title against tough Filipino contender Arthur Villanueva Saturday at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, as part of the nation's celebration of…

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ESTRADA SIGNS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM BOXING USA

Monday 1st July 2019
Matchroom Boxing USA

Mexican pound-for-pound ace to announce World title defense next week Juan Francisco Estrada has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA and Zanfer Promotions. Estrada (39-3 26 KOs) came out on top in an epic rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in April…

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ANDRADE DOMINATES SULECKI IN HOMETOWN DEFENSE

Monday 1st July 2019
Matchroom Boxing USA

Boo Boo' floors and shuts-out Pole in Providence Demetrius Andrade produced a dominant performance in shutting out Maciej Sulecki to defend his WBO World Middleweight title for the second time against Maciej Sulecki at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Andrade boxed in his hometown of Providence for the first time and made an instant impact in…

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Limerick duo Reeves & Donovan cement US exposure

Friday 21st June 2019
Thomas Lyons

Amateur stars Lee Reeves (4-0) and newly-signed to the Top Rank banner, Paddy Donovan are set to appear regularly stateside having made important promotional decisions, respectively. Lee Baxter, Reeves' promoter, has managed to get his client on the June 29 show in Niagara Falls, with the opponent to be confirmed, having based the remainder of his camp in his native Shannon-side. More importantly, Donovan has inked a multi-year deal with Hall of Fame promoter Bob…

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MTK Global Presents Pair of Weekend Cards on ESPN

Friday 21st June 2019
Top Rank

*Steven Ward-Liam Conroy light heavyweight battle tops Friday bill from Belfast, Northern Ireland *Lee McGregor-Scott Allan headlines Saturday show from Glasgow, Scotland Both shows begin at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT LIVE on ESPN+ (June 20, 2019) — A pair of MTK Global Fight Nights featuring many of Europe's top…

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Top Rank Signs Irish Amateur Sensation Paddy Donovan

Thursday 20th June 2019
Top Rank

June 20, 2019) — One of Ireland's premier amateurs, 20-year-old Paddy Donovan, has signed a multi-year professional contract with Top Rank. Donovan, a southpaw from Limerick, will turn pro later this year and compete as a welterweight. Managed and trained by former middleweight world champion Andy Lee, Donovan went 161-5 in the unpaid ranks and won 13 national titles in his homeland. "I'm honored to sign with Top Rank. They are the best in boxing," Donovan said. "My goal is to become a world champion, and there is no one better than Top…

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