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Kell Brook says he will avenge Ricky Hatton’s loss, is ready for Senchenko

 Kell Brook says he will avenge Ricky Hatton’s loss, is ready for SenchenkoUnbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook had an open workout in his native Sheffield earlier today, training in front of enthusiastic fans at a big shopping mall. Brook said afterwards that he is “counting down the days” to his October 26th bout with Ukraine’s Vyacheslav Senchenko and that he is relishing the idea of the Ricky Hatton conqueror giving him a stern test.

Brook, 30-0(20) said he aims to avenge the 9th-round KO Senchenko scored over Hatton last November.

“I’m feeling great. It really gets me up when I come to Meadowhall, seeing all the fans come out,” Brook said to Sky Sports. “Training’s gone really well and I’m ready. I’ve a lot of respect for Senchenko, he’s a proven champion and ex-world champion. He’s come over here and he’s got a point to prove like he had last time with Ricky Hatton. I now want to get revenge for the fans and also for myself. I want to go out there and show why I’m talked about at the elite level.” Continue reading

Alvarado & Provodnikov Interview Transcript

For the first time in 13 years, and leave it to local world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado to do it, the Denver area will host a world championship boxing event. A sellout crowd is expected. It will be broadcast live on HBO beginning 9:45 pm ET and will be book-ended with some incredible programming for boxing fans — the replay of last week’s Timothy Bradley – Juan Manuel Márquez world welterweight title fight before and Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward, following the live fight.

BOB ARUM: There is not much I can say as a promoter. You don’t have to sell this fight. Everyone that knows anything about boxing knows that this fight will be a candidate for ‘Fight of the Year.” Two great warriors – two guys that entertain the public. You don’t need a sales pitch for this one and it’s showing at the box office as there are so few tickets left and by fight time it will be sold out. Continue reading

Judah vs Malignaggi quotes, videos and photos

 Judah vs Malignaggi quotes, videos and photos(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2013) – Golden Boy Promotions formally announced at a press conference today a major fight card for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME® highlighted by a 12-round match between two of the most talented fighters in Brooklyn’s boxing history, Five-Time, Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) and Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s). The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In the 12-round co-main event WBA Interim Super Welterweight titleholder Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s), of Miami by way of Cuba, battles former WBA world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s), of Las Cruces, N.M,by way of El Paso, Texas for the interim WBA 154-pound world title. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio

Left-Hook Lounge Radio goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT! Tune in as EastSideBoxing’s resident boxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace stands post in the sports only TRUE sports talk radio format show where the fighters fight and the FANS talk!

On the table tonight is a look back at Timothy Bradley’s solid performance over Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez, as well as a preview of not only what lies ahead for the two men, but also this weekends showdown between Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov.

Call in at 949.943.1665 to let your thoughts be heard! Or follow this link to hear what they think!

The Pugilist KOrner: Joel Diaz, John Scully, Demetrius Andrade, Bryant Jennings, Roman Morales, and Alejandro Luna

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “The Sports Krib” proudly presents Tim Bradley trainer and former Lightweight contender Joel Diaz, expert trainer and former Light Heavyweight contender “Iceman” John Scully, WBO Junior Middleweight title challenger Demetrius Andrade, Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, Super Bantamweight prospect Roman Morales, and Lightweight prospect Alejandro Luna on this week’s episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

It’s always an honor to welcome back one of boxing’s best trainers, Joel Diaz. The former Lightweight contender will discuss Tim Bradley’s big victory over Juan Manuel Marquez, which took place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, this past Saturday night. Mr. Diaz will also talk about potential opponents for Tim in 2014, as well as other marquee fights on the boxing horizon. Continue reading

Should Juan Manuel Marquez plan his retirement party?

 Should Juan Manuel Marquez plan his retirement party?Degrading physical attributes due to inevitable aging, is generally the main reason for fighters losing their fights and being forced into retirement. Some believe that it’s the boxing abilities that abandon a fighter first, but in reality, technical ability is more than just muscle memory, over time it gets hardwired into one’s brain and forgetting it requires a very long period of inactivity.

Juan Manuel Marquez hasn’t displayed a decline of either physical or technical aptitude yet. Every one of his fights is not only competitive, but also consistently crown pleasing. His ability to box as well as brawl makes him a very unpredictable challenger. At the age of 40, his experience and participation in the fight game is legendary. As far as his late career goes, his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the only one that cannot be disputed or questions by the fans. Continue reading

Zab Judah – Paulie Malignaggi Set To Fight on Dec. 7 At Barclays Center Live on SHOWTIME

 Zab Judah   Paulie Malignaggi Set To Fight on Dec. 7 At Barclays Center Live on SHOWTIMEBROOKLYN, NY (Oct. 15, 2013) – Barclays Center will host two of the borough’s favorite sons, former Five-Time, Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah and former Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi, on Saturday, Dec. 7 to decide who is the true King of Brooklyn. The 12-round welterweight bout will be televised live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

“I am happy to be back fighting in front of my hometown crowd,” said Judah, who is from Brownsville. “Paulie and I have known each other for a long time and we have a mutual respect for each other, but with this fight on Dec. 7 it is going to be like the ancient Roman days. There has to be a leader and that position belongs to me.”

“I have always admired Zab’s skills and his resume speaks for itself,” said Malignaggi, a native of Bensonhurst. “But this is the ‘Battle of Brooklyn’ and winning this fight is worth more than any world title.” Continue reading

Iron Mike Productions to host WBC World Cup Nov. 15 at Seminole Hard Rock

Iron Mike Productions (IMP) is bringing big-time boxing back to Florida, presenting opening-round action in the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) World Cup of Boxing, on Friday night, November 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Continue reading

Alvarado vs Provodnikov Officials Announced

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, October 19, in the title bouts between Mike Alvarado versus Ruslan Provodnikov and Robert Stieglitz against Isaac Ekpo, to be held in United States and Germany, respectively.

At the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado, Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), will defend for the first time his WBO junior welterweight belt against the #1 ranked Ruslan Provodvikov (22-2, 15 KOs), from Russia. The referee for this clash will be Tony Weeks, from United States.

The judges for the Alvarado-Provodnikov fight will be Denny Nelson, Robert Hoyle and Levi Martínez (all three from United States). The WBO supervisor for this bout will be John Duggan. Continue reading

We Have Lift Off – Austin Trout is Training in Houston, TX For Lara Fight

 We Have Lift Off   Austin Trout is Training in Houston, TX For Lara FightAustin Trout has landed today in Houston, TX to begin training for his fight against Erislandy Lara.

Trout vs Lara will be the undercard of the Zab Judah vs Paulie Malignaggi fight on Dec 7th. Austin is looking to get back on the winning track after losing a decision to Saul Canelo Alvarez earlier this year in San Antonio, TX.

Austin is originally from El Paso, TX but now resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Austin is looking to make alot of moves since his last fight. He is now a client of Carla Ja Sports and Entertainment. Carla Ja says, “Austin is an amazing talent, we are looking to do great things together in the future.”

Antonio Tarver and Mike Sheppard on November 26th

SUNRISE, FLORIDA (October 14) – Boxing’s popular new fight series Golden Boy Live! is back at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, November 26 with a stacked card featuring the return of former World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver facing West Virginia veteran Mike Sheppard in the 10 round main event which will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also, featured on the card will be the Golden Boy Promotions debut of undefeated Cuban heavyweight star Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz against a fighter to be announced in the co-featured fight that will get Florida fight fans up and cheering from bell to bell. Continue reading

Wladimir Klitschko Mentions Wilder As a Possible Future Opponent

 Wladimir Klitschko Mentions Wilder As a Possible Future OpponentThe heavyweight boxing division is drowning. There is a clear lack of formidable competition for either of the Klitschko brothers, and as time goes on, the remaining tiny pool of fighters is becoming dangerously dry.

After claiming a victory over Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko is back on the hunt for the next opponent. But who is there left to fight?

David Haye will always linger as one of the options for Wladimir, but it seems as though there is no more interest in seeing the two fighters face each other again. The boxing community is not in favor of their rematch, proposing that it would be a waste of time for everyone. Continue reading

David Price picks Adam Booth as new trainer

 David Price picks Adam Booth as new trainerAfter speaking and meeting with a number of world class boxing trainers, David Price has made up his mind on who will train him from here on in. Price, the British and Commonwealth champion, recently split with Franny Smith and he will now work with Adam Booth.

Boxing News Magazine’s web site has reported this news and Price, who must come back after back-to-back losses to Tony Thompson, told B N how he feels Booth is the man to bring out his true potential.

“It’s a fresh start,” Price said. “I can leave behind what has happened but know that I’ve learnt from it. I’ve got the passion back now and am looking forward to getting on shape and putting a few things right. I asked Adam if I could have a chat and perhaps get some advice. We did a few sessions together just to see how it would work, and then he agreed to train me. I’ve got a good feeling about this move, and truly believe Adam is the man to bring out my true potential.” Continue reading

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