Later this evening, the first Boxing event to be staged at the recently-opened, state-of-the-art MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland will take place. Headlining a tripleheader installment for the year’s first edition of HBO World Championship Boxing will be one of the most skilled and stylish master class technicians on the planet.
Two-time Ukrainian Olympic Gold Medalist turned two-division and current WBO Super Featherweight World Champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko 7-1 (5 KOs) makes the second defense of his 130-pound strap against scrappy Camden, New Jersey native and current WBA ‘Regular’ Super Featherweight world champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa 20-1-4 (15 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round title attraction.
The ultra-skilled, athletic Lomachenko has rapidly worked his way up the mythical top 10 pound-for-pound rankings list and is considered by many media observers and Boxing analysts to be the sport’s most gifted fighter. Lomachenko has his sights set on landing the biggest fights possible and conquering the 135-pound, Lightweight division in the near future but before he can move on to his next goals, he has a determined challenger in Sosa to get past tonight.
Lomachenko figures to use his unique and well-rounded boxer-puncher skill set, which emphasises: superb lateral movement as well as in and out footwork, dazzling hand speed and creative combination punching to offset Sosa’s aggression and power punching attack. Should Lomachenko be able to use his assortment of tools like he usually does, another impressive and definitive victory either by way of a wide unanimous decision or KO/TKO should be his.
For Sosa to pull off the biggest upset on the world level of Boxing in recent memory, he will more than likely have to: impose his will, apply the kind of pressure that makes the fleet-footed Ukrainian uncomfortable and drag Lomachenko into a toe-to-toe brawl – which would create openings for Sosa to connect with some telling and damaging punches.
Simply put, Sosa has to find a way to make tonight’s WBO Super Featherweight World Title bout more of an action fight than a tactical Boxing match if he is to stand any chance of attaining a career-best victory that would instantly make him a recognized name around the world and a major player in a stacked weight range that offers several very appealing would-be match-ups.
The stage is set for tonight’s elite boxer vs rugged puncher clash. Sit back and enjoy Vasyl Lomachenko and Jason Sosa as they headline the long overdue return of the flagship Boxing program for the longtime marquee network for high-profile fights.

Is GGG hype train over?

Brooklyn March 18 at Madison Square Garden. The two best middleweights in the world got together to establish the top middleweight in the world.

The atmosphere was electric in a packed out Madison Square Garden.


Gennady Golovkin won a unanimous decision against Daniel Jacobs, but some observers saw the tight fight differently and his composure and timing were suspects. Photograph: Noah K Murray/USA Today Sports



Michael Buffer, the custodian of delivering the introduction to the vast majority of major boxing events introduced the two fighters. The script had been written. GGG was a heavy favorite leading into the fight.

The first few rounds were tentative with both boxers appearing to be cautious of each other’s power and GGG did not appear to be the monster in the division he is made out to be. Most respected commentators gave Daniel Jacobs the first 3 rounds simply due to the way he was making GGG miss, fighting at range and his constant lateral movement.

It was in the fourth that GGG finally caught him with two right hands that sent Jacobs reeling onto the canvas. However, it didn’t effect Jacobs that much and he had recovered soon enough.

Over the next 8 rounds, it was to and fro between the two champs, GGG the aggressor whilst Jacobs was the boxer fighting on the back foot. Jacobs was routinely told by his corner to stick to the game plan & not engage GGG, the reason for his knockdown and one which his trainer told him “was totally unnecessary”.

In the later stages of the fight, Jacobs actually had GGG on the back foot, something that GGG didn’t seem to be accustomed to and certainly didn’t deal with too well. Two of the judges gave Jacobs the last three rounds whilst one gave him two.

I gave Jacobs the fight by two rounds because he simply outboxed GGG, made him miss and took away the sense of invincibility. Whatever happened what we can say is that the first time GGG had his first stern test, he fell short. Is the hype train over?

Pro Boxing India Championship to be held in India.

Continuing the professional boxing boom in India, the first ever Pro Boxing India Championship  (PBIC) will be held in association with the Asian Boxing Council later this year. The event, to be promoted by Royal Sports Promotions, will bring together boxers from across the globe. At present, we manages 20 boxers and works closely with 25 other boxers for various associations.

The company had earlier organised the first ever AIBA Pro Boxing Night in India last year where Vikas Krishan earned himself an extra shot at Olympic qualification. The upcoming league format championship will see eight teams battling for the title in five weeks of action. The championship will offer a total of 6 winning titles for 6 weight categories.

Speaking about the conceptualization of PBIC, Jai Singh Shekhawat (Director Royal Sports Promotions) said, “We are here to bring back that anticipation and anxiety among the young boxers with the Pro Boxing India Championship.” A total of 48 boxers will be seen participating in the inaugural edition of Pro Boxing India Championship (PBIC) wherein there would be a total of 32 male pugilists and 16 female pugilists. “India has had a long history with boxing. We see a great potential in PBIC to bring talent from across the world in the ring and give professional boxing community a stage to showcase their prowess,” said Kiate Sirigul, Executive Secretary (Asian Boxing Council).

Bhopal to witness it’s first ever Professional Boxing event

Royal Boxing Promotion and Professional Boxing Society Bhopal will announce that Bhopal is going to witness its first ever professional boxing night sanctioned by Professional Boxing India in collaboration with WBC-Asia, where top contenders from Russia and India will square off against each other on Tuesday, January 24th 2017 in T.T Nagar Stadium, Bhopal.

The fight will be announced by official press conference on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

The fight is stacked with exciting undercard and will feature bouts ranging from Light flyweight to Cruiserweight.

The main event will feature Indian cruiserweight star Rahul Pasi, a national champion at 81 kg weight category who will take on the fearsome Oleg Misiura, who has a decorated Amateur background. Oleg is the Russian National Champion and Russian Army Champion. He is also the silver medalist of European Championship. With such decorated accolades, he could be too much for Pasi.

It was however the Russian who challenged the Indian Boxer to face him in the ring, so both fighters will take out their Frustration in the ring on 24th January to show who the best is.

The co-main event will feature Manish Uikey (debut), who will take on Radmir Abdurakhamnov(debut) in the Super welterweight category.

Manish is three times national medalist and he has also secured medal in the many international events. He is also India’s hope for Tokyo, 2020 Olympics. His opponent Radmir is Russian National champion as well as European champion. Both fighters have a lot of amateur experience and will showcase their skill on the judgment day.

The undercard is stacked and will showcase top Indian and Russian prospects who will give their everything in the ring to get a win in their record.

The undercard will feature (debut) Shankar Thapa who will take on Alexander Kotov in the super lightweight category.

Shankar is All India B.R.Ambedar champion and also Zonal champion. He is a soldier of Shashatra Seema Bal, he is well known for his mental and technical strength in the ring. He is most followed for his endurance and skills and he will have to give his everything when he takes on Kotov who is an experienced and seasonal Professional, he is much higher ranked fighter compared to Shankar who will fight him in his debut.Kotov can make Shankar’s life a living hell in the ring.

Another interesting fight in the undercard will feature Amit Mishra who will take on Russian undefeated prospect Dmitry Khasiev in the Lightweight category.

Amit is a boxer who is well known for his technical skills and destructive punches. He is an Engineer by day and a lethal Boxer by night. He is all India A.K Mishra champion and also a Zonal champion. He would have to give his 100% in the ring to win this fight. On the other hand his opponent Dmitry is an undefeated rising Russian prospect and is ranked Top 10 in Russia. His southpaw stance might prove effective for his Indian opponent. So Amit has to do a lot in the ring and has to show the heart of a champion if he wishes to beat the Russian.

The undercard will also feature a female Light Flyweight bout between India’s Purnima Rajput and Gayane Panyan of Russia.

The fight is scheduled to take place on 24th January in T.T Nagar stadium, Bhopal from 7:00 PM onwards.