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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Ergashev-Wang now for WBA international title

The previously announced 10-round clash between fast-rising, unbeaten knockout artist Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0-0, 11 KOs), a native of Uzbekistan, now fighting out of Brooklyn, NY and China’s Zhimin Wang (10-2-0, 3 KOs), has now been elevated to a WBA international junior welterweight title bout, it was announced today by Matchroom Boxing USA, promoter of “Straight Outta Brooklyn”, the massive international boxing event set for Saturday, April 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The 26-year-old Ergashev, training out of the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit, has quickly impressed boxing fans in the United States with two recent show-stopping knockouts and 100% knockout ratio, building a huge following in the New York City area. Continue reading “Ergashev-Wang now for WBA international title”

The previously announced 10-round clash between fast-rising, unbeaten knockout artist Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0-0, 11 KOs), a native of Uzbekistan, now fighting out of Brooklyn, NY and China’s Zhimin Wang (10-2-0,…
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Brooklyn’s next heavyweight champ?

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is on his path to bring the heavyweight world title back to the borough of heavyweight kings, Brooklyn, NY. Following in the path of Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe and Shannon Briggs, “Big Baby’s” journey continues April 28th at the Barclays Center live on HBO as he faces Johann Duhaupas of France.

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is on his path to bring the heavyweight world title back to the borough of heavyweight kings, Brooklyn, NY. Following in the path of Mike Tyson,…
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Big Baby not impressed by Joshua or Wilder

Photos: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1 ,18 KOs) returns against former world title challenger Johann ‘The Reptile’ Duhaupas (37-4-0, 24 KOs) on April 28 at Barclays Center and televised live on HBO. The fight will be contested as an WBA heavyweight world title eliminator.

“I’m coming at Duhaupus like a tornado,” says Miller. “I’m not going to compare my performance against Duhaupas against anything Deontay Wilder did in their fight, I know what I’m going to do and that’s to look spectacular. It’s lights out time on April 28, plain and simple.” Continue reading “Big Baby not impressed by Joshua or Wilder”

Photos: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1 ,18 KOs) returns against former world title challenger Johann ‘The Reptile’ Duhaupas (37-4-0, 24 KOs) on April 28 at…
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Christina Hammer Speaks

WBC and WBO women’s middleweight world champion and international superstar Christina Hammer talks about her ambitions for a US debut and eventual megafight showdown with Claressa Shields.

WBC and WBO women’s middleweight world champion and international superstar Christina Hammer talks about her ambitions for a US debut and eventual megafight showdown with Claressa Shields.


Shohjahon Egrashev at Kronk Gym

World rated undefeated knockout sensation Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0, 11 KOs) has made his training home at the legendary Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit. Signed with Salita Promotions, super lightweight Shohjahon will make his third appearance in the US on April 28th as he fights on the undercard of Danny Jacobs and Jarrell Miller April 28th. Shohjahon is widely popular in the Uzbek and Russian speaking community and is expected to have close to 1,000 fans cheer him on April 28th

World rated undefeated knockout sensation Shohjahon Ergashev (11-0, 11 KOs) has made his training home at the legendary Kronk Boxing Gym in Detroit. Signed with Salita Promotions, super lightweight Shohjahon…
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Zubov on the set of Creed 2

World rated cruiserweight contender Alexey Zubov on the set of Creed 2 with “Ivan Drago” and his son “Viktor Drago.”

World rated cruiserweight contender Alexey Zubov on the set of Creed 2 with “Ivan Drago” and his son “Viktor Drago.”


Big Baby: I’ll show AJ what’s really up

Undefeated heavyweight contender, Brooklyn’s Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO’s), hosted a media lunch in New York City on Tuesday, April 3 to discuss his upcoming, highly anticipated 12-round clash with former world title challenger Johann ‘The Reptile’ Duhaupas,(37-4-0, 24 KO’s), of Abbeville, France set for April 28 at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, NY, live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Photo: Emily Harney

The bout is a WBA world heavyweight title eliminator. Miller is currently world ranked #3 by the WBA, WBO and IBF.

“There’s a lot of talk about other fights for me after April 28 but I’m going to continue focusing on Johann Duhaupas and not let anything affect my training. Of course, I’d like the fight with Anthony Joshua. Continue reading “Big Baby: I’ll show AJ what’s really up”

Undefeated heavyweight contender, Brooklyn’s Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO’s), hosted a media lunch in New York City on Tuesday, April 3 to discuss his upcoming, highly anticipated 12-round…
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Big Baby takes aim at Joshua

Undefeated Brooklyn based heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller will watch closely this Saturday night, March 31, 2018, as WBA/IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua faces undefeated WBO Heavyweight World Title Holder Joseph Parker in front of an expected crowd of over 80,000 boxing fans at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, England.

Said the 29-year-old Miller, “The excitement continues in the heavyweight division as Anthony Joshua steps back in the ring on Saturday against Joseph Parker and no one is more excited than me.”

“A victory by Joshua will put me one step closer to joining him in the ring and will give me the chance that I’ve been working all my life to get and NO ONE deserves this more! I’m the wildcard that’s going to shake this division up and give the fans what they want to see.” Continue reading “Big Baby takes aim at Joshua”

Undefeated Brooklyn based heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller will watch closely this Saturday night, March 31, 2018, as WBA/IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua faces undefeated WBO Heavyweight World…
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Bringing Boxing Back to Detroit

Terrell Groggins brings you the return of world class professional boxing to Detroit through his lens.

A video collaboration which highlights several of the fighters of Salita Promotions, a company largely responsible for the influx of world class fighters and the resurgence of nationally televised boxing shows in Detroit. Continue reading “Bringing Boxing Back to Detroit”

Terrell Groggins brings you the return of world class professional boxing to Detroit through his lens. A video collaboration which highlights several of the fighters of Salita Promotions, a company…
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Gradinar wins first pro belt

Saturday night at the Sport Hall Energia in Narva, Estonia, rising and undefeated Russian female star Elena Gradinar picked up her first professional title, the IBF Inter-Continental Female Featherweight Championship, with a unanimous decision over Canadian former WBC world champion Olivia Gerula.

Gradinar (9-0, 2 KOs) dominated the more experienced Gerula over the 10-round distance, winning by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 99-91. Continue reading “Gradinar wins first pro belt”

Saturday night at the Sport Hall Energia in Narva, Estonia, rising and undefeated Russian female star Elena Gradinar picked up her first professional title, the IBF Inter-Continental Female Featherweight Championship,…
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