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“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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13 hours ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  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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21 days ago  |  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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27 days ago  |  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

“MIGHTY MO” HOOKER PREDICTS THE KNOCKOUT IN THE SECOND AND BREAKS BENAVIDES DOWN IN TWO ROUNDS AT “FIGHT NIGHT LIVE” IN DALLAS, TEXAS ON “THE UNDERCARD.”

At the Media Day prior to the fight at the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, Texas, undefeated welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (17-0, 13 KO’s) talked to NTF and told us about his great training camp that he had in San Diego.   In his last three fights, all of them had been by knockout and none had gone past two rounds. After telling Hooker that the fight was scheduled...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick Results from the Undercard Boxing Card in Dallas

Main Event Maurice Hooker vs Santos Benavides, Hooker TKO 2nd round @ 1.56 (Benavides down 2x in 2nd) Co Main Event Tony Mack vs Marcus Upshaw,  SD draw 76-74, 75-75, 74-76 Frankie Agnew vs Heath Cline,  Agnew UD 40-36 x 3 Marco Vasquez Jr  vs Warren Stewart, Vasquez TKO 4th round  @ 2.25 Carlos Adame Jr vs Vic Chambers,   Adame TKO 1st round @2.36 Alberto Fundora vs Derrick...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Cutts makes long-awaited return to fighting

It has been over two years since North Texas’ Evan “The Butcher” Cutts entered the cage for a professional prizefight. At 5-1, Cutts was always considered a unique talent who blended unflinching heart with a wrestling-based submission game. However, after suffering a debilitating injury while filming Bellator’s reality fight series Fight Master, Cutts has been laying low...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas-based Boxing Reality Show “The Undercard” Returns for Season 2 and New Fight Card March 6

Last year Undercard Promotions set about giving some select local boxing talent an outlet to shine and showcase their talents to the masses. The result was “The Undercard” a reality show series that followed the lives and exploits of some of Dallas’ brightest boxing talent. Airing on KDAF-TV, CW33, in the Dallas-Fort Worth market the show was a success and culminated in a...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Burrow upsets Anthony Njokuani at Legacy 38

Friday night Houston’s Legacy Fighting Championship headed north on I-45 to the Dallas suburb of Allen. Boyed by a stacked fight card that featured some of the area’s brightest talent in addition to the Legacy debut of former WEC/UFC banger Anthony Njokuani, Legacy 38 had all the makings of an unforgettable night of MMA action. In many respects, the card did the impressive and...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

OSCAR MOJICA WINS TEXAS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AT “2015 A NIGHT TO FIGHT” IN DALLAS, TEXAS

In his first eight round fight, Dallas’ Oscar Mojica (6-0, 1KO) took the fight to the crafty Alejandro Moreno (24-33, 11KO’s) at the Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night in front of a packed house and wins by unanimous decision to capture the Texas Bantamweight Title. Alex Del Bosque (6-2, 3KO’S) from Monterrey, Mexico lands three consecutive left hooks to the body...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: In the Ring – Hector Pena of Ring of Hope

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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hard Work the Tao of Jason Sampson

Speak with Dallas-based bantamweight fighter Jason Sampson and it becomes abundantly clear that he is a starch proponent of the saying, “hard work pays off.” In fact, in general conversation he drops the phrase to point that it takes on what seems a self-guiding mantra. However, if you know Sampson, know his redemption story, and then it becomes obvious. For Sampson, hard work...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

FIGHTS AT THE FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM IN DALLAS, TEXAS TAKE OFF FOR THE RING OF HOPE BOXING GYM

Once again the annual boxing event at the Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas returns and this time “2015 A NIGHT TO FIGHT” brings with it an exciting night of professional boxing. This year the Ring of Hope is teaming up with Jesse Rodriguez and CKO promotions for this special event. This special occasion will benefit the Ring of Hope Boxing Club which is managed by head trainer...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh F**k! Both Diaz and Silva fail UFC 183 drug tests

So by now you have probably been inundated with shattering revelation that both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed drug screens prior to their fight last Saturday at UFC 183.  Silva got popped for a number of PEDs, while Diaz tested positive for the less stigmatized drug, weed.  The immediate effect of this news is that their fight, a fight in which Silva won handily, could...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz gives no f*cks and we love him for it

Nick Diaz has absolutely zero ***** to give these days; the fans know it, the UFC knows it, his opponents know it. That is why Diaz has achieved an enviable level of respect, appreciation, and fanfare. In a sport that has quickly seen its participants adopt the bland, non-offensive drivel that leaves questions unanswered and conversations quick to cure your insomnia Diaz stands out...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Legacy 38 Marks Legacy FC Return to North Texas

Legacy Fighting Championship has been heralded as one of the premier organizations fostering the talent of Texas-based fighters.  Having grown from a local entity to a regional powerhouse promotion fans have become accustomed to Legacy FC putting on shows featuring some of the best talent in the Lone Star State and abroad. Though primarily a Houston institution, Legacy has branched...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumble Young Man Rumble

Before we revisit Saturday night’s upheaval of the light heavyweight pecking order I would like to take a moment to say…I told you so. Really looking forward to tonight’s main event. I think Rumble is going to pull off the win with a stoppage. Just my gut. #UFCStockholm — Cage Authority (@CageAuthority) January 24, 2015 Not that I relish in doing the Nelson, “Ha-ha,”...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbery in Boston; Sean Spencer drops decision to Cathal Pendred in worst UFC judging ever

Dallas’ Sean Spencer knew he would have an uphill battle heading into his Sunday bout against Cathal Pendred in Boston. Despite being the betting favorite and establishing himself as a viable prospect in the UFC welterweight division, Spencer was matched as the clear B-side to Pendred who not only was riding the Connor McGregor coattails behind the “Irish Invasion” of Boston...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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