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Professional Boxing Returns to Nassau Coliseum on July 15th

By Joanne Phillips and Bryan Revello Professional Boxing will return to the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum for the first time in 31 years on July 15, 2017 and Fox Sports will nationally televise this nostalgic event. A press conference was held at the Coliseum last week highlighting one of the feature bouts on the upcoming card – locals Marcus Browne ... Read More »

LATINO BOXING LEGEND ROBERTO DURAN WANTS TO FIGHT DONALD TRUMP

Roberto Duran “joked” during his Twitter live-chat for HANDS OF STONE in his native Spanish that he’d fight Trump when asked by a fan “If you could fight someone today, who would it be.” Actor Edgar Ramirez (ZERO DARK THIRTY, JOY) who plays Duran in the film, translated into English. Latino Boxing Legend Roberto Duran challenges Donald Trump to get inside the ring ... Read More »

Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight title

(SportsNetwork.com) – Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who improved to 48-0 by beating Pacquiao, let come and go the 4:30 p.m. ET Friday deadline by which he had to pay a $200,000 ... Read More »

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his perfect record intact by soundly beating Manny Pacquiao in the “fight of the century.” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) became the unified welterweight champion with a 12- round unanimous decision Saturday night in the long-awaited meeting between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters of their generation. The 38-year-old won by scores ... Read More »

Mike Tyson begs to be hit in knockout new commercial for Turning Stone Resort Casino

(September 22) Oneida Nation Homelands (NYSportscene,com) – Boxing legend Mike Tyson will hit New York airwaves this week in a powerful new TV ad for Turning Stone Resort Casino. In the 30 second spot, Tyson, who has frequented the resort as a boxing promoter, repeatedly demands to be “hit” by a Turning Stone blackjack dealer. The former heavyweight world champion also weighs ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: InfraScanner – Concussion Awareness and Advocacy Tool

By Janine McGowan, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – Last season, a 16-year-old New York prep football player died following a helmet-to-helmet collision. Damon Janes walked to the sidelines, collapsed and was taken to a local hospital. After 3 hours, a CT scan showed bleeding in his brain and he was then transported to a trauma hospital which was 2 ... Read More »

MAGNA GLOBAL releases new ‘Media Economy Report’ on Sports

By Benji Bourinat, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – In light of the 2014 World Cup and the growing opportunities that live sporting events represent for both brands and media owners, MAGNA GLOBAL has released its new ‘Media Economy Report’ which explores the audiences, behaviors, and platforms that marketers need to know about to invest more wisely. MAGNA GLOBAL has set ... Read More »

Algieri stuns Provodnikov in split decision at Barlcays Center

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Algieri took a split decision from Ruslan Provodnikov to win the WBO Super Lightweight title on Saturday night. Despite being knocked down twice in the first round, Algieri (20-0) rallied to fight a good, technical fight and landed numerous punches against the Siberian native. In the first round Provodnikov (23-3) landed a crushing left hook ... Read More »

Cotto shocks Martinez to win middleweight championship at MSG

(Saturday, June 7) New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Miguel Cotto made history in his Manhattan playpen Saturday night. The Puerto Rican superstar – already a champion in three weight classes in the last decade – added the WBC middleweight title to his lengthy career resume with a punishing 10th-round TKO of incumbent Sergio Martinez before a packed, frenzied house of ... Read More »