Atlantic City has seen some pretty hot days this summer, but the temperature is about to be turned up as boxing brings the heat to area arenas in the upcoming months. Here is a current list of the fights coming to Atlantic City casinos and Boardwalk Hall.
Atlantic City has seen some pretty hot days this summer, but the temperature is about to be turned up as boxing brings the heat to area arenas in the upcoming months.
Here is a current list of the fights coming to Atlantic City casinos and Boardwalk Hall.
Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing brings boxing to the Tropicana Hotel & Casino Showroom on Saturday, Aug. 27. For the main event, tough and tested Vinnie Maddalone will battle with West Virginia native, Mike Sheppard, 19-12-1, 9 KOs, in a 10 round bout.
In a co-attraction on the card, Atlantic City’s own, Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez, 21-4, 12 KOs, makes a return to his hometown when he takes on Christopher “Kid Kayo” Fernandez, 19-13-1, 12 KOs, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Alvarez and Fernandez will meet in an 8 round affair.
Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100 and $200 and can be purchased by logging onto starboxing.com or call their office directly at (718) 823-2000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office at (609) 340-4000 or at tropicana.net. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by logging into Ticketmaster.com.
Doors open at 6:30PM, with the first bout beginning at 7:30pm.
If you saw Cuban featherweight sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa’s 4th round destruction of Jorge Solis back on March 26 at Boardwalk Hall, you undoubtedly left the arena like everyone else…impressed. Well mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 10 as Gamboa, 20-0, 16 KOs, makes his anticipated return to the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall when he faces the very tough and upset minded Huntington Park, CA resident, Daniel Ponce de Leon, 41-3, 34, in a scheduled 12 round war.
Ponce de Leon, a former World Boxing Association (WBO) Super bantamweight champion, looks to serve as a real test for the sky rocketing Gamboa, who was recently stripped of his featherweight title, but still perceived by many as the best in the division.
This exciting fight card is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Golden Boy Promotions, Arena Box U.S., Caesars Atlantic City and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, logging into Ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-736-1420. You can also purchase ticket at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Tickets are priced at $250, $100 and $50.
The first bout of the evening will be at 7pm ET/PT. The Gamboa vs. Ponce de Leon main event fight will be shown live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing broadcast at 10:30pm ET/PT.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, Dibella Entertainment brings Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez back to the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall main arena in what is being called “Noche de ‘Maravilla’”, which means “Marvelous Night.”
Sergio Martinez, 47-2-2, 26, who is 2010’s fighter of the year, will be defending his Ring magazine/WBC Diamond belts against the undefeated current European middleweight champion, “Dazzling” Darren Barker, 23-0, 14 KOs, from London, England.
We have so many honorees this year — Iran Barkley, Marlon Starling, IBF President Daryl Peoples, Jackie Kallen, Ivan Robinson, Chuck Wepner, Cedric Kushner, Randy Neumann, Keith Holmes, William Joppy, and so many more.
Speed, power and flamboyancy is what every observer has seen of Adrien Broner thus far in his relatively short boxing career.
“Being a boxing fan, I appreciate the legacy and history of boxing in Atlantic City. Of course, during the casino era, in the 1980s, when Don King was promoting the Mike Tyson fights, this is where the action was. And the town came alive with every major fight. It was good for the economy. Everybody did well.”
The rematch this Saturday (April 28) in Atlantic City is being called “Hopkins vs. Dawson — Once and for all,” because after six months of ...
"On Saturday, June 2, we're going to have an all-star boxing legends tribute. What we're trying to do is get together all of the boxing personalities. Whether they are boxers, managers, promoters, ring announcers, referees, you name it, we're trying to get together everybody to celebrate the contribution that they have made in making Atlantic City the boxing mecca that it is."
Diane Fischer of Dee Lee Promotions will be hosting, in association with the Tropicana Casino & Resort, a nine-bout boxing card Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Trop Showroom. The first bout is slated to start 8pm
"I will hit Ward very hard and very often; he’s not going to be able to take my consistent heavy shots which will be coming for 12 rounds if necessary."
Carl Froch: "I will hit Ward very hard and very often; he’s not going to be able to take my consistent heavy shots which will be coming for 12 rounds if necessary."
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Unfortunately for Martinez, instead of having a windfall of competitors beating down his door, he has become one of boxing’s most avoided fighters.
Both stories include a pair of huge pop stars collaborating — or at least talking about collaborating — at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.
"Well you can’t take too much away from Paul Williams, because he is one that’s good for boxing because he gets in there and fights. But Lara is a real fighter. He is a Cuban National Champion, and Cuba has a lot of great fighters coming out of there, and Lara is definitely one of them. "
Pictured above: Veteran boxing trainer Ronnie Shields (left) with writer Rob Scott The worst thing a fighter can do is take lightly and judge a book (i.e. fellow fighter) by their cover. Erislandy Lara (15-0-1, 10 KOs), who originally from Guantanamo, Cuba, but now resides in Miami, Florida, has a story that actually has many chapters to it. He and his followers have every intention on coming into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, July 9, and not only add to their saga, but also become one of boxing’s best sellers. Lara takes on former two-time world champion and still highly avoided, Paul “The Punisher” Williams (39-2, 27 KOs), who resides in Aiken, South Carolina. Lara, who went from a Cuban National amateur superstar, to a Cuban defector, to a professional world boxing contender, has truly written his own story. I had the pleasure of talking to two key figures in the ongoing book of Lara when I interviewed his veteran trainer, Ronnie Shields, and longtime boxing figure Luis DeCubas, regarding their star, and what to expect when the bell rings on fight night. I’ve followed the Erislandy Lara story and seen many of his fights, but let’s face it, there are going to be...
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