Top ten light heavyweight contender Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. is the RING 8 guest speaker tonight at its monthly meeting, starting at 7p ET, at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square, New York.The 27-year-old Long Island power-puncher – who is a Union 66 laborer between fights – burst upon the boxing scene last June, stopping former world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara (28-4) in the opening round for the WBC International light heavyweight title.Last December, Smith (23-1, 19 KOs) followed up with a sensational eighth-round knockout of living legend Bernard Hopkins (55-8-2), the seven-time, two-division world champion whose retirement fight was ruined by Smith.“With knockout victories over Fonfara and Hopkins in his last two fights, Joe Smith might be the most exciting fighter since Arturo Gatti,” RING 8 president Jack Hirsch said. “We look forward to him being a featured speaker at our monthly meeting and letting us know what he has planned next in his career.”Smith was the recipient of the RING 8 “Knockout of the Year Award” last December. Phil and Jerry Capobianco, respectively, Smith’s manager and trainer, were also honored as the RING 8 Manager and Trainer of the Year.Go online to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. All active boxers, amateur and professional, with a current boxing license or book are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership.The post Joe Smith, Jr. is tonight’s RING 8 guest speaker appeared first on Boxing News. …read more
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez: Whoever is Next, is Next By: Francisco Martinez Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez the hot trailblazing southpaw, Top Rank promotions signee, Mexican import who hails from Sinaloa, Mazatlan and current 168lbs WBO world champion aims for unifications in his division coming off of hand surgery and wants to waste…
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Pacquiao Tweets He’s Negotiating With Khan By: Sean Crose “My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcement coming soon. #TeamPacquiao” So tweeted Manny Pacquiao this evening , adding intrigue to what has already been a series of statements from a variety of…
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U.S. Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement commending the City of Palm Bay and Telemundo for working to bring another World Boxing Organization (WBO) sanctioned boxing night to Palm Bay, Florida:“I applaud the efforts of Mayor Capote and the City of Palm Bay for working with Telemundo and All Star Boxing to bring another exciting night of boxing entertainment here to Florida’s Space Coast,” said Posey. “Events such as this help provide a boost to local businesses and raise our profile around the world as a premier travel destination.”“Palm Bay is excited to have ‘Showdown at the Bay VI’ back here at the Tony Rosa Community Center,” said Mayor Capote. “Attracting top tier programs and events, such as Boxeo Telemundo Ford, is just a taste of what we plan to do in Palm Bay as the city grows. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner Telemundo with and the event organizers as we continue to bring this event back to Palm Bay.”“Any time you can bring a professional sporting event to a national TV audience from your city with a powerhouse network like Telemundo, a sister network of NBC, it is an economic development home run on all facets,” said Ruben De Jesus, Director of Operations for All Star Boxing.Local Palm Bay fighters competing in the event include: Shawn Guzman, McKinley Smith, Fadoul Louis, and Joshua Pagan.The WBO event is being telecast live nationally and throughout 4 continents worldwide on Telemundo and will take place this Friday, February 24th at the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay, FL.The post Congressman applauds Palm Bay boxing show appeared first on Boxing News. …read more
Super middleweights Robin Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) and Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) faced off at the kickoff press conference for their official WBO eliminator to take place April 22 in Erfurt, Germany.
Photo: Eroll Popova/SESRobin Krasniqi: With all due respect to the past history of Arthur, I’ll win here. My dream of a world title, in addition to all lessons learned in my recent fights, is my motivation. There is only one option – beat up Arthur and win clearly.”Arthur Abraham: Only winning is in my head. I have only one goal, I have to be world champion as fast as possible. Then box for a year and then say ‘bye-bye boxing!’The post Krasniqi-Abraham kickoff presser appeared first on Boxing News. …read more