Boxing in 2017: There’s Just No Comparison

By Xavier Porter –

July 2, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – “The saga begins, begin war, I draw first blood, be the first to set it off.” – Prodigy

The year of 2017 in boxing has been a thrilling ride thus far, featuring fan-desired matchups, unbelievable knockouts, and several wars of attrition. As championship fights took place on huge stages here in the United States and across seas in the United Kingdom, fight fans have also been privy to witness future stars continuing their rise and building their own legacies.  

Now the sport of boxing finds itself at the midway mark for the year. Toppled with the great Manny Pacquiao losing his WBO Welterweight title to Australia’s Jeff Horn, in previous years, some might say that matchups which took place after this point weren’t as exciting as others beforehand. However, for the next three months, the “BOXING GODS” have made sure to put that notion to bed, in supreme fashion. For the next three months, the sport, the generation, and culture of boxing will change in dramatic fashion. The tale of tape begins as such:

July 15, 2017 – NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, N.Y.

Light Heavyweight Elimination – 12 Rounds

Seanie Monaghan, Long Island, NY (28-0, 17 KOs) vs Marcus Browne, Staten Island, NY (19-0, 14 KOs)

A fight between former sparring partners and WBC Regional Champions, Staten Island’s undefeated contender Marcus Browne faces Long Island’s unbeaten favorite Seanie Monaghan in Light Heavyweight Elimination. This is a fight of major importance for both men. The winner will take his career one-step closer to fighting for the ultimate prize: The World Light Heavyweight Championship.

Monaghan, is ranked number (8) in the U.S. within the light heavyweight division; Browne himself is at the top of his division, ranked number (3) in the U.S. and number (10) in the world. Monaghan is the former WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Champion while Browne is the current WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight title holder. For this fight, when the bell sounds, all feelings of love will go right out of the door.

Monaghan vs Browne is being presented by Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes. Other fights/fighters being showcased on this card are:

  • Former World Champions Omar “Panteria” Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) & Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) meeting in a welterweight brawl
  • All-Polish heavyweight brawl featuring a showdown between Artur Szpilka (20-2, 15 KOs) vs Adam Kownacki (15-0, 12 KOs
  • Alicia Napoleon (7-1, 5 KOs), Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs), and Vincenzo D’Angelo (2-0)
  • Tommy “THE RAZOR” Rainone (26-7-1, 6 KOs)

July 15, 2007 – Roy Jones Boxing Promotions – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, Arizona

Roy Jones Boxing Promotions returns to the Phoenix, AZ with an exciting fight card featuring “The Phenom” undefeated Super Welterweight Contender John Vera (16-0, 10 KOs).

John Vera, Jr. (16-0, 10 KOs) - Undefeated Super Welterweight

John Vera, Jr. (16-0, 10 KOs) – Undefeated Super Welterweight

The WBA-NABA Super Welterweight Champion will be seeking to gain another victory, as he continues to rise within a stacked 154lb division. With the great addition of Linacre Media, this fight card will be showcased on Facebook Live. Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Linacre Media have teamed together with one purpose: the love of boxing and giving all viewers a ringside seat for all the action.

Mark Fratto - Ring Announcer - CEO - Linacre Media

Mark Fratto – Ring Announcer – CEO – Linacre Media

“FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” on Facebook is a live FREE streaming of fights to take place on Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET) at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Hotel. Created and produced by Linacre Media out of New York City, the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features multiple camera angles, graphics, replays and behind the scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally wherever Facebook is available.

Future FIGHTNIGHT LIVE dates will be announced in the coming weeks. For more details of this fantastic venture, follow:

  • Facebook: FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE
  • Instagram: @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE
  • FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is available online at:
  • For the latest Linacre Media events and broadcast schedule, follow @LinacreMedia across all social platforms or use the tags #LinacreMediaEvents or #LinacreMediaOnTV

July 28, 2017 – STAR BOXING PRESENTS “ROCKIN FIGHTS 27” – Paramount Theater (Huntington, N.Y.)

Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia has announced that Friday, July 28th will be the new date for “Rockin Fights 27” at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. Headlining an outstanding lineup of talent will be NY State Jr. Welterweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Karperis, 14-2 5KO’S Hicksville, NY.

Also, being featured on this exciting fight card is undefeated Welterweight Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James (Elmont, N.Y.).

Tickets are on sale now at The Paramount Box Office (631) 673-7300 or Ticketmaster at, or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000 or Star Boxing (718) 823-2000 or

July 29, 2017 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Super Lightweights – 12 Rounds

Adrien Broner, Cincinnati, OH (33-2, 24 KOs) vs Mikey Garcia, Oxnard, CA (36-0, 30 KOs)

Presented by Premier Boxing Champions and LIVE on SHOWTIME, the former WBC Lightweight Champion Broner is set to face the current WBC Lightweight Champion Garcia.

Garcia (3x-division World Champion) has dominated all his opponents in explosive fashion. He possesses phenomenal speed and power. His poise and ring generalship allows him to not waste punches and when he senses that his opponent his hurt he goes all-out to finish them. Broner, the 4x-division World Champion is again ready to show the world why he’s amongst the elite fighters in boxing. There’s no denying Broner’s talent and his skills are top notch.

Broner’s counter-punching ability, speed, and power is remarkable. His defense and boxing talent is often compared to the great Floyd Mayweather. Both men possess the heart and will to reach deep-down within themselves to pull out a victory. This fight is truly a “50-50” fight. The outcome of this fight will take each other’s careers into a completely different direction.

Also, being featured on this card is a battle between two “BIG HEAVYWEIGHTS” as the WBO-NABO, WBA-NABA Heavyweight Champion Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs) takes on Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs).

For Miller, at six-foot-four, this will be the “Brooklynite’s first time fighting in front of his hometown fans”, a dream and goal that he’s wanted to accomplish for years. Ranked as the eighth-best heavyweight within the United States, Miller is ready to take his career to the next level towards fighting for a world championship.

Standing in his way is the six-foot-six, battle-tested Washington, who in his last fight fought against the current WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs). Many fans and writers believed Washington was winning the early rounds of that fight until he was stopped in the fifth round by TKO. A win for both men will catapult their standings within the heavyweight division. A win for the huge favorite Miller, will be an amazing feat and a dream come true.

Other confirmed bouts for this fight card are expected to be announced in the days to come. For more information visit:

August 4, 2017 – MGM Grand Detroit, in Detroit

WBC World Female Super Middleweight Championship

Vacant IBF World Female Super Middleweight Championship

10 – Rounds

Claressa Shields, Flint, MI (3-0, 1 KO) vs Nikki Adler, GER (16-0, 9 KOs)

Shields, the two-time United States Olympic Gold Medalist, is primed and ready to claim her destiny as the best female boxer on the planet as she challenges current WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Adler. Not only will Shields be fighting to defeat the current champion, she will also be fighting for the for the vacant IBF World Female Super Middleweight Championship. Shields, the pride and Queen of Flint, Michigan, with an outstanding amateur record of (78-1), has transcended her dominance from winning the NABF Middleweight title, to recently winning the WBC Silver Middleweight in TKO fashion. At only twenty-two years of age and in her fourth professional boxing match, Shields is fighting against a seasoned, world champion.

Neither female boxer has a height or reach advantage as Adler, ranked number one in Germany and number two in the world is thirty years of age and stands at 5’8 ½ while Shields stands at 5’8. Promoted by Salita Promotions, this fight is taking place on Showtime Boxing (ShoSports), which will feature a great undercard as well. This is a great fight and matchup for women’s boxing.

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August 19, 2017 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE


Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) vs Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs)

Crawford, the WBC, WBO, and Ring (Lineal) Super Lightweight Champion has defeated all challengers thus far. The Omaha, NE native is once again fighting in front of his hometown fans. Crawford is without a doubt one of the best fighters in the world. He continues to give fans electrifying and dominating performances each time he steps inside the ring. There’s no limit to his fighting ability as he’s able to switch fighting stances at the blink of an eye. With his killer instinct and supreme skill, Crawford is one of the best boxers of this generations time. Simply put he is phenomenal inside the ring. In facing Indongo, he will be facing a proven champion. The southpaw from Windhoek, Nambia is not an easy opponent. The IBF, WBA champion Indongo is slick and he has power. A win for either man will cement the title of “Undisputed Super Lightweight Champion” of the world.

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Saturday, August 26, live on SHOWTIME PPV, at the T-MOBILE ARENA, in Las Vegas, Nevada

Floyd Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) vs Conor McGregor (0-0-0)

The “TWO-BIGGEST NAMES and BIGGEST MONEY-MAKERS in COMBAT SPORTS TODAY” are locked in – signed, sealed, and ready to take both sports (boxing and mixed-martial arts) to the highest of heights. For fight fans of both men, this is a “WIN – WIN” situation for all.

There are many “naysayers” who have voiced their opinion, in saying that that this fight is a disgrace to the history of boxing. There are many people who object to this fight taking place. However, currently in society, how can we deny two men, one who has reigned supreme against the elite in his sport, from fighting another man who has also has succession in his sport, and all parties have come together in agreeance to build a “conglomerate.” The fight will be of worthy cause for all to watch as the press conferences and build up to the opening round, will be the biggest fight to ever take place between two men inside the squared circle. Words cannot describe what will take place on fight night but what we can all be sure of is that the “world” will be watching “intently to see the beginning, middle, and end” of the “highest grossing fight in history.”

The under-card for this extraordinary mega-fight has yet to be announced. For more information, continue to follow:


  • Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500:
  • Nicole Craig, Mayweather Promotions: (702) 807-1788

September 16, 2017 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV


Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) vs Gennaddy “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs)

When two of the best middleweight champions collide on fight night it will be for “Middleweight Supremacy.”

Alvarez, the former WBC Middleweight Champion and current Ring (Lineal) Middleweight champion will be going to war, “Mexican Style”, against Golovkin, a man who has destroyed mostly all his opponents in knockout fashion. Golovkin, the WBC (World), WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO Middleweight Champion of the world is a wrecking ball. Alvarez is slightly different, but he possesses the same fortitude as his opponent. And this is what makes this fight so intriguing. Both men bring explosive power, a tactical style to complement their understanding of where and how to place punches, solely focused on scoring a victory by any means.

A fight of this magnitude has been in the hearts and minds of fight fans for years. It’s also a fight that both men have been preparing throughout their respective careers. Their styles mirror one another and on September 16, they face each other.

For more information related to this mega affair, follow:

Golden Boy Promotions: