LIVE Boxing Results from Hidalgo

By Togorashi Canelo Alvarez’ brother Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (24-3, 13 KOs) won an unpopular eight round unanimous decision over 46-year-old former WBA bantamweight champion John Michael Johnson (31-10, 23 KOs). The fight seemed closer than the official scores of 79-73, 78-74, 77-75. … Continue reading

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Pacquiao says Mayweather ‘should fear God’

By ESPN.com news services A wellspring of outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king’s barbs.

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes away at 64

By Wil Esco

Dan Goossen, President of Goossen Promotions, has succumb to complications stemming from liver cancer and unexpectedly passes away at age 64.

Dan Goossen has been a fixture in the boxing game for more years than most can remember. Boxing has been sort of like the family business, with his brother, Joe Goossen, being a well-respected trainer for a long time as well. Dan unexpectedly passed away at 3am this morning from complications due to liver cancer. Publicist Fred Sternburg offered the following public statement.

“It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends,” read the statement.

“Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing; however, we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this aggressive illness with boundless strength and the last days of his life were fought and lived with unflinching bravery, pure love and grace beyond measure.”

Dan Goossen is credited with being a key influential force behind the “Super Six” tournament and the promoter of its eventual winner, Andre Ward. Most will recall the protracted legal battles that has arisen time and time again between Goossen and Ward since then, but that is best served as a discussion for another day. Today, Goossen is remember by his peers as a stand up businessman and a good friend/colleague. HBO Sports President, Ken Hershman, who was the man in charge at Showtime Sports during the Super Six had this to say about the late Goossen.

“Everyone at HBO Sports is saddened by the sudden loss of Dan Goossen. Dan was a dedicated boxing promoter who we worked closely with for many, many years on some of the most important fights in the sport,” said Hershman, in a statement from HBO.

“But what was even more impressive was his total commitment to his family, who were always right by his side during fight week or wherever his business required him to be. Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife, Debbie and the entire Goossen family.”

Lou DiBella, who also worked with Goossen during the Super Six also offered his assessment of Goossen, the man.

“I’ve met his wife and I’ve met his entire family over the years. Through it all, he never lost focus on what’s truly important in life and where your priorities really lie and Dan’s biggest priority, first and foremost, was always with his family. That was just a fact,” said DiBella, who called Goossen, “The Goose.”

“All promoters have run-ins but with Dan and I, even our run-ins were with amusement and humor. Even when we disagreed on things, it was always in a friendly way. He was always the kind of guy that you looked forward to talking to. I enjoyed talking to him. There just aren’t that many guys like him left in the game.”

Our heartfelt condolences reaches out to the entire Goossen family and all the other lives he’s positively impacted.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

      

NFL’s Antonio Gates Promoter For Detroit Show

By Togorashi By Bob Ryder Boxing returns to Detroit’s Masonic Temple this Friday night with a new promoter. San Diego Chargers star Antonio Gates enters the boxing promotional ranks as his company AG Promotions presents an 8 bout card put together by … Continue reading

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Statement from Andre Ward on the Passing of Dan Goossen

By Togorashi “I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Dan Goossen’s passing early this morning. My thoughts and prayers have been with Dan and his family since I received the news of his illness last week. While Dan and I … Continue reading

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Cotto Promotions inks Israel Vazquez, son of Wilfredo Vazquez

By Togorashi Undefeated strawweight Israel “El Heredero” Vázquez signed a exclusive promotional agreement with Miguel Cotto’s, Cotto Promotions, LLC. Vázquez is son of the 3 division former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Sr. and has a professional record of 9-0-2 and 6 KOs. … Continue reading

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Bute to face Bolonti on Dec 6

By Ben Chan

Lucian Bute will fight Robert Bolonti on Dec 6 in Montreal.

Former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute has chosen his next opponent- Roberto Feliciano Bolonti. The fight will take place at the fight will take place on December 6 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Since losing the IBF super middleweight belt via 5th round TKO to Carl Froch in 2012, Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) has been campaigning in the light heavyweight division. The last time Bute fought, he dropped a one-sided unanimous decision to Jean Pascal. Bute looked tentative and a step behind against Pascal. Bute announced he was training with Freddie Roach earlier this month in the hopes of rediscovering the pre-Froch version of himself that had fast hands and was undefeated.

Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) hails from Argentina, and has yet to suffer a knock down through 38 professional bouts. in his last fight, Bolonti dropped a wide unanimous decision to WBA World light heavyweight belt holder Juergen Braehmer.

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