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UFC 187 Quick Observations

UFC 187 was one of the most entertaining cards in recent history. Whereas some cards beat you over the head to pluck down your hard-earned money in the promise of a night of epic fights, the main card of UFC 187 was one of the rare instances when the fights out-weighed the hype. Some quick notes: I loved the fact that Daniel Cormier walked away with the UFC light heavyweight title...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

RESULTS: Xtreme Fight Club 34 features insane amount of finishes

MESQUITE, TX – Steve Armstrong’s Xtreme Fight Club’s 34th incarnation featured a night of fights that left the large crowd of fight fans going home happy.  The 12 bout amateur MMA card was highlighted by a plethora of fight finishes that made for not only an exciting night, but a quick night of work at the Mesquite Convention Center. In the night’s main event Evers Anderson...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Xtreme Fight Club 34 Goes Down This Saturday at the Mesquite Convention Center

Live MMA action returns to North Texas this weekend as Xtreme Fight Club 34 goes down this Saturday at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, TX. A full ammy MMA fight card is on deck and if you have evenr been to an XFC event then you know you can always expect the unexpected. Tickets are all priced for general admission meaning you won’t break the bank catching some MMA...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Vick Remains Undefeated in UFC Following First Round Sub of Jake Matthews

Fort Worth’s James Vick made a statement Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 65 following a picture-perfect guillotine submission of the much hyped Jake Matthews.  The fight took place on the night’s undercard. Early on it was Vick who appeared to be in for a rough fight as Matthews landed some hard left hooks and scored a thunderous takedown early on in the fight.  However,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

CANELO ALVAREZ KO’S KIRKLAND AT MINUTE MAID PARK

In front of over 31,000 fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas this weekend, Canelo Alvarez landed a punch heard round the world and knocked out James Kirkland on the Golden Boy Promotions card which was shown on HBO.  The boxing ring was placed in the middle of the baseball park surrounded by thousands of fans that came to see the next superstar in boxing from Jalisco, Mexico...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas’ Charles Byrd Ready to Represent Legacy FC at Friday’s “Legacy vs RFA” Mega Fight

This Friday one of the rarest occurrences in modern day mixed martial arts will take place as Legacy Fighting Championship and RFA will team up to stage the a super fight card pitting fighters from each promotion against one anther. Cross promotions between rival promotional companies is a rarity these days but were pretty common occurrences in the early day of the sport.   The...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Things I Liked and Things I Didn’t Like From Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Well fight fans, the “Fight of the Century” has come and go and while the general feeling from the public is that this fight was a dud of the most epic proportions the fact remains that nearly 4 million people ordered the PPV and countless others made an effort to witness this fight. For all the hype and drama being used to build up this fight, the actual bout was a bit of a...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

“Fight of the Century?”

It’s been dubbed the “Fight of the Century” but while it may be the most lucrative boxing bout in the history one would have to think that more classic affairs such as Chavez vs Whittaker or Ali vs Frazier would carry the prerequisite historical weight for such hyperbole. Though, make no mistake, the eyes of the world will be upon Las Vegas this Saturday night when Floyd Mayweather...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

ALEX DEL BOSQUE WINS AT THE BATTLE OF TEXAS; OSCAR MOJICA DEFENDS HIS TEXAS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE IN MESQUITE, TEXAS

Boxing Wars Promotions brought “The Battle of Texas” to the Big Town Event Center in Mesquite, Texas and boxing fans came out on Saturday night for a great show of professional boxing and general fun.  It was set in a wide open arena with music blasting between rounds to the enjoyment of the crowd, and the show was something new and exciting to the Mesquite suburb of Dallas...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

BIG CARD PROMOTIONS WEIGH-IN FEATURING DALLAS’ ROBERTO MARROQUIN IN OAK CLIFF

Big Card Promotions will be having the official weigh-in and press conference for this Saturday’s title fight at 1 p.m. this Friday, April 24th, at El Corazon de Tejas Restaurant located at 110 W. Davis Street, Dallas, Texas 75208.   The weigh-in will feature Dallas’ Roberto Marroquin (24-3-1, 17 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas who will be fighting Marcos “El Tigre” Leonardo...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lisa Lamb talks upcoming fight on the Candeman Show

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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

“Battle of Texas” Weigh-In and Press Conference this Friday in Dallas

Boxing Wars Promotions will hold the official weigh-in and press conference for this Saturday’s “Battle of Texas” on Friday, April 24 at El Pulpo (2829 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX).  The event will kick off at 1:00pm and is free and open to the public. Boxing Wars Promotions Presents “The Battle of Texas” at The Big Town Event Center this Saturday. Alexsis “El...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

BIG CARD PROMOTIONS BRINGS ROBERTO MARROQUIN TO THE MAJESTIC THEATRE IN DALLAS, TEXAS

It has been a whirlwind of professional boxing cards in Dallas these past few months and it continues on April 25, 2015 at the historical Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas, Texas. Big Card Promotions brings “Fight Night At The Majestic” featuring former world contender Roberto Marroquin (24-3-1, 17 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas against Marcos “El Tigre” Leonardo Jimenez (20...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

IMAGES: Roberto Marroquin grinding hard for title fight

Roberto Marroquin wraps up camp with sparring against local prospects Alex del Bosque and Hector Valdez  at Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, TX. Marroquin will face Marcos Leonardo Jimenez in the main event  for the vacant USBA super featherweight title at the historic Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas on Saturday April 25th. Hosted by Big Card Promotions, Tickets start at...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

“Battle of Texas” to take place at this Saturday in Mesquite, TX

Boxing has begun to see a return to prominence here in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex following a string of high-profile fight cards culminating in this past weekend’s HBO After Dark card at the University of Texas at Arlington. However, boxing fans in North Texas need not fear any potential void of live pugilistic action as this Saturday night will feature a fight card filled...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

IMAGES: Scenes from Top Rank’s Final Press Conference for Crawford vs. Dulorme

Ace boxing photographer Stacey Verbeek was on hand in Dallas, TX to shoot Top Rank’s final press conference for this Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark card in Arlington, TX.  The main event will feature 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford who will take on Thomas Dulorme.
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Images: WBO Champ Terence Crawford’s Media Day Workout at Irving, TX PAL Gym

Undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) worked out for the media at the Irving PAL in Irving, TX  ahead of Saturday’s clash for the vacant WBO jr welterweight world title against Thomas “Thunder” Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs). The bout will take place at the College Park Center located on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington and be televised on HBO.
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Terence Crawford wraps up training camp at Dallas’ Maple Avenue Boxing Gym

2014 Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford wrapped up training camp at the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, TX, going rounds with super lightweight prospect Maurice Hooker. Crawford will face the #2 world-rated contender Tomas Dulorme for the vacant World Jr. Welterweight title at UTA’s College Park Center in Arlington, TX on Saturday. The world championship fight will be...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

ERROL SPENCE, JR. FINISHES VARGAS IN FOURTH ROUND AT BARCLAYS CENTER

Dallas’ 2012 Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. (16-0, 13 KO’s) stepped into the ring for his first fight of 2015 and he continued his welterweight surge against Samuel “the Bull” Vargas (20-2-1, 10 KO’s) from Colombia. The fight was on the undercard of the Danny Garcia-Lamont Peterson welterweight and Andy Lee-Peter Quillin fight on NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

CHARLES “THE FUTURE” HATLEY STOPS SAUL ROMAN FOR NABA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

It was called the “Spring Break Knockout” in Irving, Texas and there were plenty of knockouts to go around on the six-card event put together by Greg Hatley and Black Gloves promotions. The main event was Charles “The Future” Hatley (25-1-1, 17 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas against veteran Saul Roman (37-11, 31 KO’s) from Culiacan, Mexico. After three successful wins in 2014...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

CHARLES “THE FUTURE” HATLEY RETURNS TO THE RING AT IRVING CONVENTION CENTER

It’s called “Spring Break Knockout” and the main event will be Charles “The Future” Hatley (24-1, 16 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas against Saul Roman (37-10, 31 KO’s) from Culiacan, Mexico. After three successful wins in 2014 and two by knockout, Hatley goes against a proven knockout artist, and an NABA title is on the line. Also scheduled on the card are John Vera, Samuel...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

MAPLE AVENUE BOXING TEAM BLASTS OUT BOSSIER CITY FIGHTS ON THE UNDERCARD

After a successful show in 2014 and the first boxing event of 2015 held in Dallas, Texas last month, The Undercard boxing show by Undercard Promotions took it’s fighters to Bossier City, Louisiana to the Diamond Jack Casino. The boxer’s train out of the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, Texas and their lives and training are followed on The Undercard television show. But when...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 135 Undercard Filled with Top-Level North Texas Talent

Bellator MMA is returning to the North Texas region this Friday as Bellator 135 goes down at the WinStar World Casino right across the Texas border in Thackerville, OK. While the main event of the night will feature Joe Warren defending his bantamweight title against Marcos Galvao, local fight fans will be thrilled at the non-televised portion of the card that features some high...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, MARCH 27th in Bossier City, LA

DALLAS, TX – March 20, 2015 – Friday Night Fights with The Undercard returns for the second of eight LIVE fights planned for 2015. A total of nine matches are slated for Friday, March 27, 8 p.m. at DiamondJacks Casino & Resort in Bossier City, LA. The main event will feature undefeated Dallas native Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker with a record of 17-0-2 against Dedrick Bell...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

RESULTS: Wild Night of Action and Upsets at UFC 185

UFC 185 was arguably one of the wildest, most exciting, nights in recent UFC history.  Buoyed by a pair of title fights, the fight card was seen by many to be one of the UFC’s more interesting PPV offerings in recent months.  While cards that have such hype more than often fail miserably in practice, I have to admit that UFC 185 actually delivered as promised. Nothing captures...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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