Olympic boxing star Vasyl Lomachenko goes pro

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Top Rank has signed the Ukrainian Olympic star, the promotional company announced Friday. Lomachenko is widely considered one of the greatest amateur boxers of the past several decades. He won Olympic gold medals with unbeaten runs in Beijing and London, and he claimed two world championships in between. After considering a career with the professional arm of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) last year, Lomachenko interviewed with several top North American promoters last month, eventually choosing Bob Arum’s company. Lomachenko is expected to begin his pro career as a featherweight.

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His only career defeat has been to American Paulie Malignaggi. Brook’s win over Carson Jones earlier this month took his unbeaten record to 30, with 20 inside the distance. It’s a tough task but I’m very excited, Brook told Sky Sports News. Anyone who stops Ricky Hatton is a dangerous fighter and one that I will take very seriously, so I can’t wait to get in there and train very hard to put on a good show for my fans in Sheffield.

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He was 78. Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died on February 25.

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Against Karass, Berto in theory just needs to outlast his opponent who is no more than a gatekeeper and a tough-looking opponent for resumes the kind of fighter Berto should have been fighting earlier in career perhaps? Berto has the ability to make incredibly exciting fights. Its just that he tends to lose them. On Saturday he needs to turn that around if hes going to take his career to the level that his paycheck has often been at. Keith Thurman – Diego Chaves If there is one fight to keep an eye on this weekend its this one. Someone is going to tumble and not get up.

I listened and listened and I’m here now after about 10 months and I feel in my heart and in my mind that this is what I want to do. “This is what I want to be involved in and I know, moving forward, that it will never be a decision that I regret and that is the main thing.” Pleasing Hearn’s top quality stable of fighters boasts big names such as Carl Froch and Kell Brook as well as Joshua’s fellow Olympian Luke Campbell and he insisted Joshua could excite the British and world public to become the face of heavyweight boxing in the future. “For me this is a very pleasing day,” said Hearn. “We have all seen what Anthony Joshua has achieved in just 43 amateur fights – culminating in Olympic gold. “Finally, I believe we have a heavyweight in this country we can get very, very excited about.

Olympic boxing heavyweight gold star Anthony Joshua happy at pro turn

They paid a dollar for ringside and 44 cents general admission to see Cecere put on a dazzling exhibition, winning all five rounds over veteran Buffalonian Earl Wilson. Lou Cecere On the same card, youngsters with big padded gloves regaled the throng. Sammy Devine won a four-round decision and Ceceres stablemate, Vin Tresco, lost a five-rounder to Ed Stokes. Tony Stone of Oakfield and Frank Aquino of Batavia were winners by decision.

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He is perhaps the best-known success story coming out of Graterford State Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania, where he served 56 months for armed robbery. After his release in 1988, Hopkins turned pro and has made good on his vow to never return to lockup. Now an executive with Golden Boy Promotions, Hopkins (53-6-2) will serve as a spokesperson at Barclays Center fight cards and appear at news conferences and boxing community clinics in the city. The fighter will also do meet-and-greets with Barclays Center customers and business development meetings. “I’m honored to represent Barclays Center,” Hopkins told NYFightblog after he finished presiding over Golden Boys’ Manhattan presser to announce an Aug. 19 card in NYC.

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Gants Hill southpaw Dan Naylor (4-17-2)can still win the title as he came in under the limit at 8st 12lbs 8oz. By BoxRec News | BoxRecNews 5 hours ago Eurosport – Bailey fails to make featherweight for Southern Area scrap with Naylor Related Content Bet on Boxing Bailey admitted: Unfortunately its my fault, yeah. Ill have to look into that in the future. “I now have two options, move up a weight, or get in touch with someone that really knows how to make sure I can make the weight, Its a science and its so important to have someone who knows their stuff. “Its going to be a wicked fight, even though I cant retain the title. Hopefully we can agree to do a rematch later on and Ill make sure I can make the weight then. The Southern Area title is still at stake for Dan Naylor should he win tomorrow night.

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