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The World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Quarterfinals Media Day in Chicago

On Saturday, November 10, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, two quarter final fights will take place as part of season two of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Tournament. Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KO), from Walcz, Poland, will face Maksim Vlasov (42-2, 25 KO) of Samara, Russia, in a 12-round battle for the Interim WBO World Championship.  Additionally, Mairis Briedis (24-1, 18 KO) from Riga, Latvia, will take on Hamburg, Germany’s Noel Mikaelian (23-1, 10 KO) for the WBC World Diamond Belt Championship. 

Matchroom Boxing USA Media Day: Jessie Vargas vs Thomas Dulorme

On October 6, in Chicago, Illinois, Matchroom Boxing USA will be holding its first U.S. fight card available on the DAZN app.

Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme will headline the show in a battle for the WBC Silver Welterweight title. Artur Beterbiev returns to the ring, and Chicago, to defend his IBF World Light-Heavyweight title against unbeaten Callum Johnson. Daniel Roman defends his WBA Super-Bantamweight crown against second time World title challenger, Gavin McDonnell. Big talking heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller squares off against Polish legend Tomasz Adamek, in a fight that may put the winner in line to meet Anthony Joshua. Also, Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill will be making her second world title bid by facing WBC World Super Lightweight title holder, Erica Anabella Farias.

With three belts on the line and a third fight with title fight implications, Matchroom held an open media workout in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park. Frontproof Media was on hand and able to speak to many of the participants ahead of the historic event.

INTERVIEW: An Interview with Shawn Simpson, Chicago Bantamweight

Shawn Simpson is a Chicago bantamweight (8-0) who will be fighting on the undercard of the October 6, 2018, MatchroomUSA show at the Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois.  The entire card will be available for viewing on the DAZN mobile app.  Shawn was a highly decorated amateur boxer, compiling an impressive 201-20 record, and was a 2012 Olympic alternate, a three-time junior national Golden Gloves champion, four-time National PAL champion, and two time U.S. Championship silver medalist.  Shawn was kind enough to sit down with Frontproof Media at the start of his training camp for his upcoming bout.  

Natex Boxing Aims To Put Chicago Boxing Back On The Map

Natex Boxing is Chicago’s newest boxing promotion, and Frontproof Media's Steven Weinberg recently sat down with its Natex Boxing CEO, Andrew Sobko, and VP of Marketing, Alex Cervantes, ahead of their April 14th event in Northlake, Illinois, a Chicago Suburb. This will be Natex’s third show in less than nine months.  Andrew and Alex were kind enough to answer my questions about being a new promotion, Chicago boxing, and Natex’s plans for the future.

INTERVIEW: Alex Berrios heads to New York in search of Opportunity

This Friday night at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York, New York, Friday Night Fights (FNFMT) will televise the first live Muay Thai event on the UFC's Fight Pass network.The event will feature an action-packed night of fights featuring Travis Clay taking on Ognjen Topic among others. Frontproof Media sat down with Alex Berrios (10-5, 5 KOs) to discuss his upcoming super middleweight matchup against Ariel Abreu (3-0, 2 KOs), his thoughts on fighting in New York and his continued goal of increasing Muay Thai's popularity and international presence in combat sports

Frontproof Media's Future of Boxing Series: De'Von Abraham

Frontproof Media presents the next installment in the Future of Boxing series. This is a series where FrontProof Media will be putting the spotlight on the future of the sport of boxing. De'Von Abraham (2-0, 0 KOs) fights out of King's Boxing Gym in Oakland, California. Abraham fights in the featherweight (126) and super featherweight (130) divisions and is one of the many rising prospects coming out of California. Abraham will have his third professional bout on February 15th at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California against Guadalupe Arroyo.

Frontproof Media's Future of Boxing Series: De'Von Abraham

Frontproof Media presents the next installment in the Future of Boxing series. This is a series where FrontProof Media will be putting the spotlight on the future of the sport of boxing. De'Von Abraham (2-0, 0 KOs) fights out of King's Boxing Gym in Oakland, California. Abraham fights in the featherweight (126) and super featherweight (130) divisions and is one of the many rising prospects coming out of California. Abraham will have his third professional bout on February 15th at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California against Guadalupe Arroyo.