Francis Warren of Queensberry Promotions and Neerav Tomar of IOS Sport and Entertainment are today (Monday 29th June) delighted to announce that Vijender Singh, the superstar of Indian amateur boxing, has now turned professional.
Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) meets cruiserweight contender and NBC boxing analyst B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN live from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The evening’s televised co-feature will showcase a pair of undefeated rising contenders as Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) faces Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs).
In a somewhat controversial ending, former two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas (26-1, 9 KOs), to claim the interim WBO welterweight title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
In an extremely close fight to score, undefeated middleweight Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (18-0, 12 KOs), of Washington, D.C., escaped with a split 10-round decision over former world champion Sam “King” Soliman (44-13, 1 NC, 18 KOs), of Melbourne, Australia, in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME from Little Creek Casino.
The week of Saturday, August 8, at the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz will stage “Las Vegas en el Radisson,” a historic first for boxing, combining a world-class boxing show that Saturday night with a four-day international poker tournament.
On Friday, July 17 at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Adam Lopez (12-0, 6 KO’s) of San Antonio, Texas will take on Eliecer Aquino for the WBA FEDELATIN & WBC Interim Latino Super Bantamweight title which will serve as the 2nd bout of a big quadruple-header that will be televised live on SHOWTIME’s award winning ShoBox: The New Generation.
Tonight at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Kings Promotions will present 10 bout card that will be headlined by undefeated welterweight Jamal James taking on Mike Balasi in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds.