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December 17th 2014

Working off a long to-do list, Rodney Berman has been busy at the WBC convention in Las Vegas also trying to bump up the status of Lee Haskins’ European title fight against Omar Lamiri of France. The bantamweights meet on the massive Golden Gloves Monte-Carlo bill on February 21 on the undercard of the Gennady [&hellip

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December 17th 2014

Following a whirlwind international press tour with stops in Monte Carlo, Astana, London and Mexico City, WBA/IBO and WBC Interim middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has opened training camp in Big Bear Lake, California for his upcoming world title defence against two-time world title challenger Martin Murray, the WBC’s number one-ranked middleweight. Under the [&hellip

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December 15th 2014

Promoter Rodney Berman has made his picks. In assessing the year that was, he selects some obvious and some not-so-obvious choices. Have a read and decide for yourself. BOXER OF THE YEAR: It must be Hekkie Budler who consolidated his position as the best strawweight on the planet. I must commend trainer Colin Nathan who [&hellip

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December 12th 2014

Another top fight has been confirmed for the undercard of Golden Gloves’ “Thunderbolt” tournament in Monte Carlo on February 21. Hughie Lewis Fury will take a major step up in class when he battles Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko over 10 rounds. Hughie, cousin of Tyson, has been sidelined since May due to illness and is eager [&hellip

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December 10th 2014

If there was ever any doubt about the needle in the Tommy Oosthuizen-Ryno Liebenberg SA super fight next year, it was confirmed during a heated media conference at SuperSport on Wednesday. These events usually take a predictably timid line, but the mood threatened to boil over when the two faced off ahead of “Stand and [&hellip

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December 8th 2014

Following tremendous international media turnouts in Monte Carlo, Astana and London, WBA/IBO and WBC Interim middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will make the fourth stop on his five-city international press tour heading to Mexico City on Tuesday, to be hosted by the World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman. At the Mexico City press conference, [&hellip

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December 4th 2014

Middleweight contender Dowayne Combrink emphasised his claim for higher honours at Emperors Palace on Wednesday night, pounding out an eight-round points decision over rugged Giovanni Bushby. In an entertaining encounter that saw both fighters push hard from beginning to end, it was Combrink’s greater accuracy that saw him snatch the decision in the “Christmas Cracker” [&hellip

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December 3rd 2014

The boxing year, in Gauteng at least, makes its final bow at Emperors Palace on Wednesday with the seven-bout “Christmas Cracker” box-and-dine tournament. Backed by Chesa Nyama, the bill features outstanding young talent from junior-flyweight all through to light-heavyweight. With prospects hard to be found, the hope is that co-promoter Jeff Ellis will strike it [&hellip

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December 1st 2014

Destination Las Vegas. This is Rodney Berman’s next stop, but first it’s via London where he is due on Tuesday to announce February’s blockbuster “Thunderbolt” bill topped by unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin against Martin Murray. It also includes Hekkie Budler’s title defence against mandatory contender Jesus Silvestre. Then, in a fortnight, the globe-trotting promoter [&hellip

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November 27th 2014

Hekkie Budler, the WBA and IBO minimumweight champion, will defend his WBA title belt against mandatory contender Jesus Silvestre of Mexico on the undercard of fellow WBA champion Gennady Golovkin’s title defence against Martin Murray in Monte Carlo on February 21. The WBA ordered the rematch and rather than go to purse bids, Golden Gloves [&hellip

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