By Jolene Mizzone on 7/31/2013 11:03 AM
UNCASVILLE, CT - Prior to the bulging tripleheader scheduled for a national television audience on the next edition of the Fight Night boxing series on NBC Sports Network, an equally full slate of undercard bouts are set to deliver knockout thrills to the live ringside audience at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday night, August 3rd.
The night will end with the trio of 10-round TV fights that include middleweight Curtis "Showtime" Stevens, 24-3, 17 KOs, against Saul Roman, 37-9, 31 KOs, Tomasz Adamek, 48-2, 29 KOs, and Dominick Guinn, 34-9-1, 23 KOs, in a heavyweight affair, and a cruiserweight clash between "Fast" Eddie Chambers, 36-3, 18 KOs, and Thabiso Mchunu, 12-1, 9 KOs*. However, the preliminary schedule the begins the evening, looks just as good.
Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov, 14-1, 10 KOs, returns from his 10-round draw against Malik Scott, then 35-0, 12 KOs, to face Byron Polley, 25-15-1, 11 KOs, in a heavyweight 8-rounder that tops the undercard. Glazkov, of Ukraine, is one of the rising young stars of the division, and must topple his opponent from Michigan to restart his winning streak and regain the momentum he was building before the draw.
By Jolene Mizzone on 7/31/2013 11:02 AM
UNCASVILLE, CT - Rough and tumble veteran Saul Roman, 37-9, 31 KOs, has been waging ring wars for almost ten years as a professional. He's fought many top pros, and in addition to the wealth of experience he brings into the ring with him, Roman, known as "La Fiera" (The Wild Beast), also boasts a national heritage that all but proves that he can fight.
Saul Roman is a proud native of Mexico, one of the greatest boxing factories in the entire world.
On August 3rd, Roman takes on rising middleweight contender Curtis Stevens, 24-3, 17 KOs, at the Mohegan Sun Casino, on the next edition of the popular Fight Night boxing series. The NABF middleweight title bout is part of a boxing triple header that includes two more 10-rounders, Eddie Chambers vs. Thabiso Mchunu and Tomasz Adamek vs. Dominick Guinn. The NBC Sports Network TV broadcast begins at 10:30 PM.
Roman will enter the ring as the underdog against the streaking Stevens. However, the wily veteran from Mexico is prepared to introduce his lauded...
By Jolene Mizzone on 7/31/2013 11:01 AM
UNCASVILLE, CT - Ten years ago, Arkansas heavyweight Dominick Guinn sprung onto the boxing scene by blasting the highly regarded Michael Grant with his potent left hook, stopping him in round seven after four knockdowns. The sensational victory was part of the 24-bout winning streak that started Guinn's career and made him a suddenly hot prospect among the big men.
At the time, heavyweight was a crowded division full of hungry fighters, and Guinn never quite made it to the top of his class. But he never stopped believing in his talents. He had good size, solid boxing skills and that crushing power that earned him the nickname "The Southern Disaster". Guinn kept fighting, and remained in the gym, waiting for his chance to breakthrough once again.
So when Guinn received the surprise call to fight Tomasz Adamek, 48-2, 29 KOs, on the next edition of NBC Sports Network's live boxing series, Fight Night, it felt like destiny to the self-described gym rat.
Originally Adamek was scheduled to face...
By Jolene Mizzone on 7/31/2013 11:00 AM
UNCASVILLE, CT - When Thabiso Mchunu meets Eddie Chambers, 36-3, 18 KOs, in their nationally televised 10-round bout at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, it will be the first time the South African banger competes professionally outside of Africa. It will also be his first appearance on U.S. television. With an impressive resume and word-of-mouth reputation despite his absence from American airwaves, the fighter they call "The Rock" is surrounded by an intriguing air of mystery.
Chambers versus Mchunu is one of three 10-round clashes that make up the latest edition of Fight Night on NBC Sports Network on August 3rd. Also on the card are Curtis Stevens against Saul Roman in a middleweight bout, plus Tomasz Adamek and Tony Grano in a battle of heavyweights. The broadcast begins at 10:30 PM ET.
Mchunu enters the ring against Chambers with a professional record of 12-1, with 9 KOs*, as well as credentials that add some real danger to the mystery.
During his five year career, Mchunu has won three African titles. He gained the vacant South African cruiserweight title in just his fourth bout, with a 9th round stoppage of Patrick Madzinga. Two fights later, he grabbed the vacant WBA Pan African cruiserweight crown with a 32-second KO of Marciano Commey. In his most recent fight, Thabiso knocked out Danie Venter in round five to win the vacant African Boxing Union cruiserweight title.
By Jolene Mizzone on 7/31/2013 10:59 AM
Curtis "Showtime" Stevens and "Fast" Eddie Chambers have launched a campaign to dominate their weight divisions. By this time next year, each has plans to become the "Man to Beat" at in his respective class. On August 3rd NBC Sports Network will feature these two warriors in highly competitive bouts on their Fight Night series. Tomasz "Goral" Adamek has also been added to the card. He opponent will be announced next week. The telecast will begin at 10:30 PM EDT.
Stevens and Chambers are doing something unusual in the sport of boxing as of late: Coming down in weight. Both have fought in divisions where they were always the small guy. Now, each has chosen to move down into weight classes where they will be the big dog in the ring.
At the start of his career, Stevens, 24-3, 17 KO's, a former amateur standout, was one of the hardest punchers in the super middleweight division. At middleweight, he plans to dominate a weight class where he may be the hardest puncher of all. On a campaign to become...
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By Jolene Mizzone on 2/5/2013 5:15 PM
TOTOWA, NJ (January 31, 2013) "The Fighting Pride of Huntington, New York", undefeated junior welterweight prospect Chris Algieri, 15-0-0 (7KO's) will face the biggest fight of his career, challenging Jersey City, New Jersey's Jose "Mangu" Peralta, 10-1-0 (6KO's) in the televised co-main event of the acclaimed and nationally televised NBC Sports Network, FIGHT NIGHTcard on Saturday, FEBRUARY 23, LIVE from The Paramount in Huntington. The telecast will begin at 10:30PM ET.
By Jolene Mizzone on 1/23/2013 6:19 PM
TOTOWA, NJ - Main Events officially announced today the signing of undefeated lightweight prospect Karl "Dynamite" Dargan to an exclusive promotional contract. Dynamite, 11-0, 6 KOs, who hails from Philadelphia, was an outstanding amateur with extensive experience and both national and international tournament titles to his credit. He turned professional in 2007, and has defeated all eleven of his opponents to date.
By Jolene Mizzone on 1/11/2013 10:47 AM
TOTOWA, NJ - Main Events announced today that undefeated heavyweights Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov, 14-0, 10 KOs, and Malik Scott, 35-0, 12 KOs, will meet in a 10-round battle on February 23rd at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. The clash of unbeaten big men will be the main event of another nationally televised NBC Sports Network FIGHT NIGHT
show. The telecast will begin at 10:30PM ET.
By Jolene Mizzone on 12/10/2012 6:23 PM
CANASTOTA, NY - For a generation of boxing fans, Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was an unforgettable hero of the boxing ring. His many extraordinary battles were some of the most exciting and treasured wars of modern boxing history, and his large and loyal fan base has always maintained that he was one of the sport's most valued performers.