Claressa Shields Update

Take a look inside the training camp of unified super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields as she prepares for her second division world title against unified jr middleweight world champion Hanna Gabriels June 22nd live on Showtime from Detroit’s Masonic Temple

Take a look inside the training camp of unified super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields as she prepares for her second division world title against unified jr middleweight world champion…
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Salamov-Howard added to June 22 Showtime telecast

Light Heavyweight prospects Umar Salamov (20-1, 15 KOs) and Brian Howard (13-1, 10 KOs) will meet in a 10-round matchup that will open the Showtime Boxing: Special Edition tripleheader Friday, June 22 live from Masonic Temple in Detroit.

In the main event, unified champions from different divisions will meet in the middle. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Unified Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields will face Unified Jr. Middleweight World Champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships. Both fighters have a lot at stake when they meet as Shields will look to become a two-division champion and Gabriels will seek to win titles on a third weight class. In the co-feature bout, women’s unified WBC and WBO Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer will defend against former world champion Tori Nelson as all four women’s middleweight world titles will be at stake. Continue reading “Salamov-Howard added to June 22 Showtime telecast”

Light Heavyweight prospects Umar Salamov (20-1, 15 KOs) and Brian Howard (13-1, 10 KOs) will meet in a 10-round matchup that will open the Showtime Boxing: Special Edition tripleheader Friday,…
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Shields-Gabriels undercard update

The off-TV undercard of the “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, is stacked with fights between local and international prospects.

Salita Promotions has put together several strong match-ups in addition to the nationally televised SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION (10 p.m. ET/PT) portion of the show, which features two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and current Unified Women’s Super-Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields (5-0, 2 KOs) taking on unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championships.

Topping the non-televised action will be worldwide fan favorite Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs) of Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, taking on Nicholas “King Beamen” Givhan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) of nearby Kalamazoo, Michigan, in a 10-rounder for the USBA Great Lakes Region Welterweight Championship. Continue reading “Shields-Gabriels undercard update”

The off-TV undercard of the “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, is stacked with fights between local and international prospects. Salita Promotions…
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Hanna Gabriels Update

Unified female junior middleweight world champion Hanna Gabriels prepares for her United States and Showtime debuts on June 22nd against Claressa Shields for the middleweight world title.

Unified female junior middleweight world champion Hanna Gabriels prepares for her United States and Showtime debuts on June 22nd against Claressa Shields for the middleweight world title.


Givhan-Eyubov added to June 22 Detroit card

Another exciting battle between well-regarded prospects has been added to the un-televised undercard of Salita Promotions’ “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. In a classic “bull vs. matador” match-up, Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Nicholas “King Beamen” Givhan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) will face undefeated Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs), from Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, over 10 exciting super-lightweight rounds.

A six-year pro, Nicholas Givhan has had mixed results, thus far, against stronger opposition. He fought to a draw with France’s 8-1 Freddy Durand in August 2015 and suffered his lone setback against undefeated top contender Ivan Baranchyk in March 2016. Givhan has won five straight fights since then and was last seen scoring a unanimous decision over rugged veteran Agustin Cicero last February. Givhan is a smooth boxer with good instincts in the ring. The 32-year-old stands 5’ 9” and has a 68” reach. Continue reading “Givhan-Eyubov added to June 22 Detroit card”

Another exciting battle between well-regarded prospects has been added to the un-televised undercard of Salita Promotions’ “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.…
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O’Quinn discusses upcoming fight

Decorated amateur and undefeated Detroit super flyweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn talks about his preparations in Detroit for his upcoming fight June 22nd at the Detroit Masonic Temple

Decorated amateur and undefeated Detroit super flyweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn talks about his preparations in Detroit for his upcoming fight June 22nd at the Detroit Masonic Temple


Showtime adds Hammer-Nelson June 22

The women’s middleweight world championship between unified WBC and WBO titlist Christina Hammer and former world champion Tori Nelson has been added to the June 22 SHOWTIME telecast from Masonic Temple in Detroit.

In the main event, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified 168-pound champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become a two-division champion when she faces unified 154-pound titleholder Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA middleweight world championships.

With the addition of Hammer vs. Nelson to the June 22 Showtime Boxing: Special Edition (10 p.m. ET/PT) telecast, all four women’s middleweight world titles will be at stake in separate bouts featuring two of the consensus top 10 pound-for-pound women in the world.

The winners of Shields vs. Gabriels and Hammer vs. Nelson will meet this fall on SHOWTIME to determine the undisputed women’s middleweight world champion. Continue reading “Showtime adds Hammer-Nelson June 22”

The women’s middleweight world championship between unified WBC and WBO titlist Christina Hammer and former world champion Tori Nelson has been added to the June 22 SHOWTIME telecast from Masonic…
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Idigov-Ballard Preview

Undefeated Russian super middleweight Aslambek Idigov now training and living out of Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit takes on his hardest fight as he challenges Detroit prospect James Ballard a fight scheduled for 10 rounds on the June 22 Shields vs Gabriels card at Masonic Temple in Detroit.

Undefeated Russian super middleweight Aslambek Idigov now training and living out of Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit takes on his hardest fight as he challenges Detroit prospect James Ballard a…
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Christina Hammer Update

WBC and WBO middleweight world champion Christina Hammer prepares in the Austrian mountains for her US Debut June 22nd against Tori Nelson.

WBC and WBO middleweight world champion Christina Hammer prepares in the Austrian mountains for her US Debut June 22nd against Tori Nelson.


Prospects clash on Shields-Gabriels undercard

The Salita Promotions professional boxing event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, is heating up even more with the announcement of an intriguing match-up of promising light heavyweight prospects with local ties.

In a fight with explosive action written all over it, Detroit’s own James “The Equalizer” Ballard (10-1, 3 KOs) will face undefeated Aslambek Idigov (12-0, 5 KOs), from Detroit via Grozny, Russia, over 10 exciting rounds. Fighting mostly in his home city, the 28-year-old Ballard has become a fan favorite for his fearlessly aggressive style. Ballard says he refuses to lose on his home turf of Detroit. Continue reading “Prospects clash on Shields-Gabriels undercard”

The Salita Promotions professional boxing event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, is heating up even more with the announcement of an intriguing match-up of promising…
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Christina Hammer Camp Notes

Unified Women’s WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer has taken to the mountains of Austria for this leg of her intense training camp. Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) will make her U.S. fighting debut while defending her titles against former world champion Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KOs) on Friday, June 22. The bout will serve as a supporting bout to two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super-middleweight champion Claressa Shields’ attempt to become a two-division world champion against unified women’s 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Mich.

Shields vs Gabriels will be contested for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships and telecast on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION at 10 p.m. ET/PT live on SHOWTIME. Extensive highlights of Hammer vs. Nelson will also be shown. Continue reading “Christina Hammer Camp Notes”

Unified Women’s WBC and WBO Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer has taken to the mountains of Austria for this leg of her intense training camp. Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) will make…
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Energy drink to sponsor Claressa Shields

Salita Promotions has announced that Living Essentials, LLC, the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®, has signed on as a principal sponsor of the upcoming “It’s Our Time to Shine” professional boxing event on Friday, June 22, at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan.

Featuring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super middleweight Champion Claressa Shields attempting to become a two-division world champion against unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels, “It’s our Time to Shine” will be televised live on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION (10 p.m. ET/PT). The two champions will be contesting for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships. Continue reading “Energy drink to sponsor Claressa Shields”

Salita Promotions has announced that Living Essentials, LLC, the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®, has signed on as a principal sponsor of the upcoming “It’s Our Time to Shine” professional boxing…
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Salita puts Khegai on the fast track

After unbeaten super bantamweight Arnold Khegai’s win on ShoBox last Friday in Philadelphia, promoter Dmitriy Salita says he has big plans for the Ukrainian-born ethnic Korean slugger.

“Arnold is a ‘made for TV’ fighter and I’m looking forward to moving him quickly. He was able to dominate a world-class opponent with relative ease and that’s just the beginning for him. He’s going to be a real force in the super bantamweight division and we will have him back for the fans’ enjoyment very soon.” Continue reading “Salita puts Khegai on the fast track”

After unbeaten super bantamweight Arnold Khegai’s win on ShoBox last Friday in Philadelphia, promoter Dmitriy Salita says he has big plans for the Ukrainian-born ethnic Korean slugger. “Arnold is a…
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Claressa Shields Media Workout

Photos: Terrell Groggins

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super middleweight champion Claressa Shields worked out for the media and spoke to local youth Wednesday at The Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. The boxing star is two weeks into training camp ahead of her SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION showdown Friday, June 22 live on SHOWTIME from the historic Masonic Temple.

The 23-year-old Shields, who grew up in nearby Flint, will attempt to become a two-division world champion when she faces unified women’s 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Titles. Continue reading “Claressa Shields Media Workout”

Photos: Terrell Groggins Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super middleweight champion Claressa Shields worked out for the media and spoke to local youth Wednesday at The Downtown Boxing…
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Gradinar gunning for top female featherweights

#1-rated IBF Inter-Continental Female Featherweight Champion Elena Gradinar is calling out the rest of her division’s best.

The undefeated 27-year-old, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, was last seen dominating former world champion Olivia Gerula in March. She has now set her sights on IBF Champion Jennifer Han and the top-rated female fighters in the featherweight division. Continue reading “Gradinar gunning for top female featherweights”

#1-rated IBF Inter-Continental Female Featherweight Champion Elena Gradinar is calling out the rest of her division’s best. The undefeated 27-year-old, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, was last seen dominating former world…
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Crews-Dezurn added to June 22 Detroit card

With her long-time rival, Claressa Shields, moving down to middleweight, Baltimore’s Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn will finally be getting her own deserved chance to shine.

One of the best female fighters in the world not currently holding a world title, Crews-Dezurn (3-1, 1 KO) will return to the ring for a six-round fight on the non-televised undercard of the blockbuster “It’s Our Time to Shine” event featuring two-time Olympic gold medalist and current unified women’s super middleweight champion Shields attempting to become a two-division world champion against unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA women’s middleweight world championships. Continue reading “Crews-Dezurn added to June 22 Detroit card”

With her long-time rival, Claressa Shields, moving down to middleweight, Baltimore’s Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn will finally be getting her own deserved chance to shine. One of the best…
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O’Quinn opens training camp

Multi-time national champion and highly touted undefeated bantamweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn opens training camp in Detroit for his fight June 22nd on the undercard of middleweight world title fight of Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels.

Multi-time national champion and highly touted undefeated bantamweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn opens training camp in Detroit for his fight June 22nd on the undercard of middleweight world…
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Christina Hammer vs Tori Nelson Trailer

Middleweight world champion Christina Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) fights former champion Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KOs) on June 22 at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. Hammer has two unanimous decision wins over Keli Reese who fought on HBO Saturday night.

Middleweight world champion Christina Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) fights former champion Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KOs) on June 22 at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. Hammer has two unanimous decision…
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O’Quinn to fight first eight-rounder

Popular, undefeated Detroit bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn will continue his climb up the professional boxing ladder in his first eight-round fight, on Friday, June 22, at Detroit’s Masonic Temple.

O’Quinn (8-0-1, 5 KOs) will make his next ring appearance (against an opponent TBA as of now) on the non-televised undercard of the blockbuster “It’s Our Time to Shine” event featuring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and current Unified Women’s Super Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields attempting to become a two-division world champion against unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championships. Continue reading “O’Quinn to fight first eight-rounder”

Popular, undefeated Detroit bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn will continue his climb up the professional boxing ladder in his first eight-round fight, on Friday, June 22, at Detroit’s Masonic…
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Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels trailer

Once again, the City of Detroit will host one of the biggest fights in woman’s boxing history. Champion vs. Champion. WBC and IBF super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields fights WBA and WBO junior middleweight champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA middleweight title. This historic battle airs live on Showtime and takes place at Masonic Temple. Tickets start at $35.

Once again, the City of Detroit will host one of the biggest fights in woman’s boxing history. Champion vs. Champion. WBC and IBF super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields fights…
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Big Baby: I am ready for Joshua

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #3, WBA #3, WBO #4 Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller said he’s ready to take on IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua after his one-sided twelve decision over Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York. “He was a tough, durable fighter,” Miller stated. “I thought I could get him out of there earlier but he ate all my punches, even the ones I threw with bad intentions. I’m ready for Anthony Joshua. Let’s bring him to Brooklyn and show him how we do it!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #3, WBA #3, WBO #4 Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller said he’s ready to take on IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua…
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Jacobs and Miller triumph in Brooklyn

Photos: Emily Harney

In a WBA middleweight final eliminator, former champ Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) scored a hard fought unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Maciej Sulecki (26-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. Jacobs dropped Sulecki in round twelve to punctuate a 116-111, 117-110, 115–112 win.

Unbeaten 304lb Jarrell Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs) pounded Johann Duhaupas (37-5, 24 KOs) for twelve rounds in a WBA world heavyweight title eliminator. Miller bounced shots off the rugged Duhaupas all night, but the Frenchman absorbed everything “Big Baby” had to offer. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 117-111. Next up could be Miller against WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

In a WBA/IBF female lightweight title unification, WBA champ Katie Taylor (9-0, 4 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision to seize the IBF crown from Victoria Bustos (18-5, 0 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Continue reading “Jacobs and Miller triumph in Brooklyn”

Photos: Emily Harney In a WBA middleweight final eliminator, former champ Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) scored a hard fought unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Maciej Sulecki (26-1, 10 KOs)…
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HBO Weights from Brooklyn

By Prmezek Garczarczyk

Daniel Jacobs 159.6 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.2
(WBA middleweight eliminator)

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller 304.4 vs. Johann Duhaupas 244.2

Katie Taylor 134.4 vs. Victoria Noelia Bustos 134.2
(WBA/IBF female lightweight unification)
Daniyar Yeleussinov 150.6 vs. Noah Kidd 150
Shohjahon Ergashev 139.6 vs. Zhimin Wang 139.4
Nikolay Buzolin 143 vs. Larry Fryars 140.6
Julian Sosa 142.2 vs. Larry Ventus 144.2
Dimash Niyazov 138.6 vs. Angel Sarinana 138.6

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Matchroom/Salita Promotions
TV: HBO

By Prmezek Garczarczyk Daniel Jacobs 159.6 vs. Maciej Sulecki 159.2 (WBA middleweight eliminator) Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller 304.4 vs. Johann Duhaupas 244.2 Katie Taylor 134.4 vs. Victoria Noelia Bustos 134.2…
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Jacobs-Sulecki/Miller-Duhaupas Presser

Photos: Ed Mulholland/MatchroomBoxingUSA

On Thursday afternoon the fighters on the HBO boxing event set for Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY took part in the final press conference.

Photo: Ed Mulholland/MatchroomBoxingUSA

Daniel Jacobs: “Thanks to Matchroom Boxing for giving me the platform and to HBO for believing in me after a very controversial decision. I’m excited to face Sulecki and know that with a victory bigger fights await.”

Maciej Sulecki: “This is a big fight and a best test for me, I know how good Danny is. I’m strong, I’m fast and I’m ready to win. I’ve had a very good camp with my Coach in Poland. I have great fans in the US and in England and look forward to having their support on Saturday night. I can’t wait to get in the ring.”

Photo: Ed Mulholland/MatchroomBoxingUSA

Jarrell Miller: “I feel terrific, glad to be back on HBO again on this great card, supporting my guy Danny Jacobs so tune in on April 28th for a great night. There’s been a lot of talk about my next fight but I’m not worried about that, I’m just looking to fighting Duhaupas, beating him and taking it from there. Hard work, dedication and cheeseburgers.”

Johann Duhaupas: It’s a real pleasure to fight at Barclays Center and on HBO. I’ve had a great training camp and I’m ready to be beat Jarrell Miller. I’m ready for whatever he brings in the ring and you will see on Saturday how good of a fighter I am.” Continue reading “Jacobs-Sulecki/Miller-Duhaupas Presser”

Photos: Ed Mulholland/MatchroomBoxingUSA On Thursday afternoon the fighters on the HBO boxing event set for Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY took part in the final press conference. Daniel…
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Shields-Gabriels set for June 22 on Showtime

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super middleweight Champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become a two-division world champion on Friday, June 22 live on SHOWTIME when she faces unified women’s 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Middleweight World Championships at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Mich.

The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast features the #1 fighter at 168 pounds facing the #1 fighter at 154 pounds as they both attempt to become champions for the first time in the middleweight division.

Shields (5-0, 2 KOs), who grew up in nearby Flint, was the first American boxer in history – male or female – to win consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. The 23-year-old turned professional following the 2016 Olympics and became unified women’s super middleweight world champion in just her fourth professional fight. Shields now begins her first camp with renowned trainer John David Jackson as she attempts to become a two-division champion. Continue reading “Shields-Gabriels set for June 22 on Showtime”

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and unified women’s super middleweight Champion Claressa Shields will attempt to become a two-division world champion on Friday, June 22 live on SHOWTIME when she faces…
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