Ten of the boxers who will fight on the eagerly awaited Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi vs. Adrien “The Problem” Broner fight card this Saturday, June 22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., worked out for the media Tuesday at a jam-packed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
No less than eight of the fighters who worked out will fight on either SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT) or on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Hometown favorite Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s), of Brooklyn, will defend his WBA World Welterweight Championship against undefeated current WBC Lightweight and Two-Division World Champion Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s), of Cincinnati, Ohio, in what should be a hotly contested main event of a tripleheader on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. Continue reading
Johnathon Banks – “I don’t consider the last fight with Mitchell an upset. For me to say it was an upset would be a discredit to myself. I don’t like upsets in my life. If I didn’t think 100 percent that I was going to win, I wouldn’t have taken the fight.
“I went after him (trying to get the fight). He didn’t come after me. I think his whole bandwagon, all his people that follow him, his fans, are mad. They thought it was an upset. Me, personally? I didn’t think it was an upset.
“I’ve always been a believer of ‘if something’s not broke why try to fix it.’ I think what I did last time worked perfectly and I plan to do the same thing this time. Continue reading
Adrien Broner – “Paulie is Paulie. You know, I’m gonna be honest with you, if you’re not on you’re A-game against Paulie, he can slip away from you. He’s a guy with some tricks up his sleeve, but we’re not here for a circus day. We’re here to fight.
“At the end of the day, Paulie’s going to fight the same. I don’t study tape. I don’t care what he brings, but whatever he comes to do Saturday night, we will be equipped and ready.
“There are some great fights out there, but we’re going to take it one at a time. The most important fight for Adrien Broner today is Paulie Malignaggi — Paulette. Paulie’s first on Saturday, then after that I really want to let the fans pick who I should fight next.” Continue reading
Paulie Malignaggi – “We’re ready. Come get it. There’s not much more you can say to that. The harder he tries, the more ass whoopin’ he’s going to get. I want him to bring it. I want him to think nothing’s going to happen. He’s never been through what the deal is…deep water. He’s never been 12 rounds. He’s been 10 rounds once, and he struggled. He better try real hard to get me out of there early and he better succeed, because he’s going to end up in deep water. I’m ready for that kind of fight.
“I had a good camp. My legs feel good. You’ll see. It’s part of the plan. It’s one of the main things we’re doing. We’ll show him just how we live and show him just how weak he is. His power is overrated. I could have knocked out 20 garbage men or laundromat workers too, but I chose to fight real opponents in my career. Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 19 June 2013 – The World Series of Boxing (WSB) today announced that it will be holding its Season IV Live Draw in Lausanne on July 2nd 2013 at 15:00, local time. The draw is an important part of the WSB season with teams finding out who they will be facing in the group phases of the Regular season. Last year’s finalists, the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan and the Ukraine Otamans will be seeded so as not to draw each other. But that also means that one of them must instead face the new and as yet unranked Cuba Franchise in the Regular Season along with either the Mexico Guerreros or Season II winners Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder who as semi-finalists will not meet each other either. Continue reading
On Friday night, June 28th former WBC Super Welterweight champion, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora will take on former Middleweight world title challenger Grzegorz Proksa (29-2, 21 KO’s) at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, which will headline ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is promoted by Banner Promotions.
Mora (23-3-2, 7 KO’s) of East Los Angeles, California expects a great fight and a tough challenge from the former European Middleweight champion. Continue reading
The June 21 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated Junior Lightweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) and Fahsai Sakkreerin (39-3-1, 21 KOs) in the 12-round main event. The fight will be an IBF Eliminator for No. 1 ranking. Friday’s show from the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., will air live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by Warriors Boxing. Continue reading
Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev, the WBA and IBO light-welterweight champion, hopes a dominant performance against former world champion Souleymane M’baye in Monte Carlo next month will lead to bigger fights down the track.
The Russian southpaw (18-0, 8 KOs) captured the vacant belt against unbeaten Joan Guzman last year when Guzman damaged his knee in the eighth round, Allakhverdiev winning a technical decision. Continue reading
British Title Contender, Jason Welborn, now tops the bill of It’s-A-Bout-Boxing’s show ‘Salvation’ at the Institute, Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 29th June. The Rowley Regis welterweight takes over from Chris Truman at the top of the bill after Truman picked up a hand injury. Truman will now fight Stephen Jennings for a British Masters Title in September. Continue reading
RYAN BURNETT says he’s going to follow the blueprint set by fellow Belfast-native Carl Frampton in his attempts to get to the top.
The pair trained together under the legendary Gerry Storey at the Holy Family Golden Gloves Boxing Club as amateurs and have remained firm friends. Continue reading
Lausanne, Switzerland, 19 June 2013. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is delighted to announce its world class line-up for AIBA Pro Boxing’s (APB) exhibition bouts to take place in Ginásio do Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, on August 10. Continue reading
Irish Light Middleweight Champion Lee Murtagh is the latest addition to the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier Events, promoted ‘Independence Day’ extravaganza at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday 5th July. Continue reading
There’s a great deal of mystery that surrounds the September 14th fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) such as whether or not Mayweather Jr. will be able to handle Canelo’s power and whether Canelo will run out of gas like he did against Austin Trout.
However, I see the fight as basically coming down to this: If Canelo doesn’t KO Mayweather then he’s going to lose the fight; it’s as simple as that. Canelo absolutely 100 percent needs a knockout in this fight for him to win because he’s not going to be able to out-box a fighter like Floyd Mayweather Jr. for 12 rounds. Continue reading
Monday, June 24 New York, NY Location: Times Square
Pedestrian Walk on Broadway Between 46th & 47th Streets
New York, NY 10036
Fan Arrival Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 3:00 p.m. ET Continue reading
Chris Algieri, the “Pride of Huntington,” will fight at the Paramount Saturday, July 20, when Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fights 9″ returns with a full card of professional boxing. Continue reading
Have Gloves Will Provide Excitement! The Ten Best Value-For-Money Fighters Today – And Their Chances Of Going Into The Hall Of Fame
Fight fans these days don’t often get guaranteed excitement/value for money; not even if they pony up some serious dough. Too many times, a hardworking fan has parted with something like £20 in the U.K or $55 in the U.S, only to be left feeling disappointed. Make no mistake, the Pay-Per-View industry has proved to be a serious gamble on many occasions.
But the following fighters – in the opinion of this writer, anyway – ALWAYS give fans value for money and never leave them feeling aggrieved after having paid so as to view.
Want almost certain guaranteed bang for your buck (as the saying goes), or punches for your pound? Then watch these guys fight!
Britain’s fight fans will soon get the chance to watch more boxing live from their front room, with the announcement that VIP Promotions will air future shows on VIPBOXING.TV Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner”: Antonio Tarver, Terence Crawford, Eric Gomez, Buddy McGirt, Christina Ruiz, and Alejandro Luna
on BlogTalkRadioThe Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present former Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver, NABO Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford, Golden Boy Promotions Matchmaker Eric Gomez, Former Two-Division World Champion and Elite Level Trainer James “Buddy” McGirt, Women’s Super Bantamweight Contender Christina Ruiz, and interim WBC Youth Champion Alejandro Luna on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Making his debut to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be former universally recognized Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (29-6, 20 KOs). The future Hall of Famer will discuss his big comeback at 44 years of age, and explain why he still has a genuine passion for the sport of boxing. Continue reading
NEW YORK (June 18, 2013) – NABF super welterweight champion Willie “The Great” Nelson (20-1-1, 12 KOs) is dedicating his HBO® debut fight on June 29, against Argentinian-invader Luciano Leonel “El Principito” Cuello (32-2, 16 KOs), to the three Cleveland women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – who were kidnapped, abused and held hostage for a decade until they were recently freed.
Future Hall of Famer and current IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins will be a guest commentator on this Saturday’s live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Boxing’s ageless wonder, Hopkins will serve as an expert analyst joining host Brian Kenny, announcers Mauro Ranallo (blow-by-blow) and Al Bernstein (expert analyst) and ringside reporter Jim Gray.
The legendary, 48-year-old Hopkins will add his insight from the SHOWTIME seat usually occupied by Paulie Malignaggi, who will relocate from the ring apron to the inside of the ring on Saturday evening as he defends his WBA Welterweight World Championship against undefeated current WBC Lightweight and Two-Division World Champion Adrien Broner in what will be a heated, highly-charged 12-round main event. Continue reading
Miami, FL: All Star Boxing, Inc and Tuto Zabala, Jr will begin their summer season of the popular series Boxeo Telemundo Ford this Friday, June 21 at the El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City, in the main event undefeated prospect Matt “Mighty” Villanueva (9-0-1-8 KO’s) of Burbank, California faces former world title challenger Julian “Chicano” Rivera (12-7-1-2) of Barrio Tepito, Mexico City in a bout schedule for 10 rounds with the vacant WBO Latin superflyweight title at stake. Continue reading
Welsh hero Nathan Cleverly returns to action on Saturday 17th August when he headlines an action packed show at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena.
The unbeaten star will make the sixth defence of his title and he will have the added incentive of making a big impression in America as TV giants HBO will broadcast his fight.
The show will be televised live and exclusive in the UK on the Channel Of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
Cleverly, 25, hopes that his challenger will be the sledge-hammer hitting Russian sensation Sergey Kovalev who is undefeated in 21 fights, 1 draw, and 19 knockouts – 18 of those coming inside three rounds. He latest victim was Cornelius White last Saturday night who he dropped three times on-route to a third round stoppage. Continue reading
Undefeated welter weight Chase “Checkmate” Corbin, (6-0) resumes his career after a year and a half hiatus from boxing. Corbin faces veteran Roberto Venezuela on the Path To Glory card promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions, at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, on June 28. Continue reading
Isn’t it obvious? It is to me. It’s at the heart of his verbal bout with Brian Kenny. It boils over during his quarrel with Larry Merchant. Every dollar bill hurled at a camera lens, and every no-apologies, f%*@-you, contrived exhibition of brash bravado is coated in one non-sugar (Ray) harsh truth …
Floyd Mayweather wants your respect. Desperately.
He’s crying out for it. Lashing out. In the ring and out, with sharp jabs or barbed insults. He’s fighting for it.
But he has our respect, you might say. No. Floyd Mayweather is the greatest boxer of our time. That is not said out of respect, but fact. Indisputable. Like his record. Continue reading
Left-Hook Lounge Radio goes live at the top of the hour (9ET/6PT)! Tune in tonight as Boxing Scribe/Host Vivek “Vito” Wallace is joined by video phenom Sai-En, breaking down the hottest stories in the sport today. This week, the dynamic duo will break down Mikey Garcia’s incredible KO victory over JuanMa. As well as take a look ahead to this weekends clash between Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi. Call in live at 949.943.1665, or follow this link to hear what they think! Continue reading