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Maine professional boxing supporters hope to regain full legalization of sport in state

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Theres also professional MMA practitioners on the world and national stages with Maine ties such as Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Tim Boetsch of Lincolnville and Bangors Marcus Davis, who made the switch from boxing to mixed martial arts more than a decade ago, went on to a top-10 ranking in the UFC and earlier this year signed a contract with Bellator. And MMA gyms are popping up around the state, including Davis Team Irish facilities in Brewer and Westbrook, and Youngs MMA in Bangor. Matt Peterson, a state representative from Rumford who along with Davis was instrumental in getting mixed martial arts legalized in Maine, is now co-owner of New England Fights. He has taken notice of the interest in bringing professional boxing back to the state.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. credits once estranged father for his boxing longevity

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Tony’s gym is fantastic, the sparring is brilliant you’ve got lads like Martin J. Ward and Ryan Taylor plus all the other Matchroom lads that come down, it keeps me on my toes. I did some sparring with Luke Campbell last week which was great, he’s quick, very good defence and he’s top, top class so I’m in a very good place. After the big shows I’ve done at West Ham, The O2 and the SECC, it’s a blessing in disguise to be at York Hall with no pressure. I can go out there on Saturday and enjoy myself and put on a show for the fans, York Hall crowds are always special.

Boxing – Mitchell looks forward to ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday

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« There’s a play out there on Long Island for everything we do here, be it boxing, college basketball, [pro wrestling], concerts and so forth, » he said. Yormark said his group has received commitments for more than 200 events in the first year of the rehabbed coliseum, and they plan to host more than 300 events annually there. He said that their research shows eight percent of Nets fans come to Brooklyn from Long Island, and only 13 percent of people attending non-Nets events are from L.I., so that speaks to the room for expansion. And what role would boxing have at the Barclays-run coliseum? Yormark said his partner Golden Boy Promotions has committed to bringing some of their shows in the theater. Yormark also hopes to « accommodate some bigger fights there. » In addition, he’d like to have Golden Boy put some non-televised cards in that theater, to give the local fighters more reps.

Yormark: Boxing key in colesium

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talks to his father during a press conference ahead of his fight with De La Hoya in 2007. Floyd Sr. had been keen to work as the latter’s trainer for the fight only for De La Hoya to decide against it. Just as his father before him, Floyd Mayweather is led away in handcuffs — after receiving a brief jail term for domestic violence. In the 1990s, Floyd Sr. was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for drug trafficking.

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