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Hopkins vs Murat on October 26h

 Hopkins vs Murat on October 26h Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins’ historic IBF World Light-Heavyweight title defence against Karo Murat on Saturday 26th October from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will be LIVE and exclusive in the UK on the Channel Of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

In an incredible 25 year career, record-breaking Hopkins is the longest reigning middleweight champion in boxing history and became the oldest ever world champion when he won the WBC World Light-Heavyweight title against Jean Pascal in 2011. He then broke his own record when he beat Tavoris Cloud in March this year to win the IBF World Light-Heavyweight title.

Now he aims to become the oldest fighter ever, at 48, to defend a world title if he beats the mandatory and number one ranked German challenger Murat who at 29 is almost twenty years younger than the American legend. Continue reading

Martinez vs. Garcia / Martirosyan vs. Andrade / Donaire vs. Darchinyan: Saturday, Nov. 9 Live on HBO

 Martinez vs. Garcia / Martirosyan vs. Andrade / Donaire vs. Darchinyan: Saturday, Nov. 9 Live on HBO CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (September 18, 2013) — The Lone Star State will play host to an exciting triple-header featuring two world championship fights and a grudge rematch between former world champions that’s been building for over six years. Two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ will defend his title against undefeated former WBO featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA; 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and former two-division world champion VIC “Raging Bull” DARCHINYAN will be looking to settle each other’s hash in a 10-round featherweight rumble and undefeated No. 1 and No. 2 contenders and one-time U.S. Olympians VANES “The Nightmare” MARTIROSYAN and DEMETRIUS “Boo Boo” ANDRADE will battle it out for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title This boxing extravaganza will take place Saturday, November 9, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

David Haye: “Each of my sparring partners would make Fury look silly in a fight”

David Haye plans to destroy Tyson Fury on September 28 in Manchester, and believes his roster of sparring partners would do a similar job, too. Haye on his website Hayemaker.com:

“I have no doubt whatsoever that the guys brought over for me to spar would do a number on Fury in a fight,” he said. “That’s what has made this camp so great. Rather than bringing over the typical sparring partners – guys used to just taking punishment – I have brought over a load of top-ten heavyweights, some of them unbeaten, with lots of ambition and pride.

“I have also brought over big, big punchers. So while Tyson Fury is falling into a false sense of security by sparring the likes of Steve Cunningham and Eddie Chambers – powderpuff punchers – I am testing myself against men who clearly hit a lot harder than Fury does.” Continue reading

Orlando Cruz & Orlando Salido Interview Transcript

In a great traditional battle between Puerto Rico and Mexico, No. 1 Contender Orlando Cruz, in his first world title shot, will battle former two-time World Champion Orlando Salido for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight Championship. The two fighters are on the call today from their training camps. Orlando Cruz is in Buffalo, NY and Orlando Salido in Mexico. In three weeks they will face each other in the ring. Also on the call is All Star Boxing’s Tuto Zabala, Jr., who is Cruz’ promoter and Todd duBoef, President of Top Rank, the promoter of the card. Continue reading

Tyson Fury: “David Haye Is Getting Smashed”

Hennessy Sports and Hayemaker Boxing are delighted to announce that the official Fury vs. Haye weigh-in, scheduled for Friday, September 27, will take place inside the Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester, and be open to the general public.

There is a limited amount of free tickets released through the Phones 4 U Arena Box Office and also eventim.co.uk, which carry a booking fee of £2.50 per transaction up to four tickets and are on sale now.

The weigh-in itself will commence at 12.30pm (doors open at 11.30am) and every boxer scheduled to appear on the Fury vs. Haye fight card will tip the scales.

Of course, due to the expected high demand, fans are urged to snap up their tickets as soon as possible for this event. Continue reading

Judge CJ Ross Steps Down

The now famous (or infamous) Judge CJ Ross has decided to step down from judging following the backlash resulting from her poor job officiating last Saturday’s bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, effectively putting an end to her 22 year career as a boxing judge. Ross’s scorecard of a draw stood in sharp contrast to the other two judges who awarded to the fight to Mayweather 117-111 and 116-112, as well as many fans and pundits who saw Mayweather pitch an almost shutout performance. Continue reading

Frankie Gavin Interview

Brilliant British welterweight champion Frankie Gavin endeavours to complete his domestic apprenticeship on Saturday evening then vault to the world stage where he believes his prodigious talent is best suited.

The 27-year-old Brummie southpaw, still England’s only ever world amateur champion, can secure the Lonsdale Belt outright if he dispatches Manchester’s former two-weight national champion David Barnes in the third defence of his crown at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Continue reading

Ronald Gavril talks boxing, ‘TMT’ and Floyd Mayweather

@boxingroundup –  Firstly Ronald let me congratulate you on Saturday night’s victory. Tell me how did it feel to have the first 8 round bout of your career?

Thank you! It felt great, I needed to see how I perform in a lengthy, physical fight with a more experienced opponent.

Fighting Shujaa El Amin was a bit of a step up in the calibre of your opposition considering he has shared the ring with Periban and Stevenson amongst others. Was this a learning fight for you and what experience can you take away from this victory? Continue reading

Why Mayweather should fight Amir Khan in London

Floyd Mayweather Jr, widely regarded as the best fighter in the world, added another notch to his perfect record by winning a majority decision against Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In the days that have passed since the fight the boxing public has turned back to a question frequently asked after Mayweather fights “now what?” Floyd Mayweather just faced a fighter thought of as the toughest test available for him and is now staring into a group devoid of truly elite names but filled with many good ones that will not however capture the attention of the general public. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Carlos Molina, Sugar Hill, Paulie Malignaggi, Peter Quillin, and Don Chargin

On this week’s episode of the Pugilist KOrner, we welcome back to the show the new IBF Junior Middleweight Champion “King” Carlos Molina, expert trainer and Kronk Gym leader Javan “Sugar” Hill, two division world champion and expert boxing commentator Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, and Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin.

In the opening segment, the newly crowned IBF 154 pound champ discusses a possible match-up with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his future in the packed Junior Middleweight division. Continue reading

Bradley vs. Marquez undercard fights

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (September 17, 2013) — It’s just 25 days until undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR. and four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MÁRQUEZ, both coming off Fight of the Year performances, collide in a battle for Bradley’s world title. The only two fighters to have defeated Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao in the past seven years, Bradley vs. Márquez will take place Saturday, October 12, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading

SHOWTIME Sports To Premiere Mayweather vs. Canelo, Garcia vs. Matthysse Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK (Sept. 17, 2013) – SHOWTIME Sports will air Floyd Mayweather’s “masterful” (Associated Press) performance against Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia’s “scintillating” (Wall Street Journal) victory over Lucas Matthysse this Saturday on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) as a replay of the blockbuster Sept. 14 PPV event titled “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo.” Continue reading

Video: Carl Froch – George Groves Press Conference; Crolla Signs With Matchroom

Tickets for Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title defence against George Groves at the Phones 4u Arena Manchester on November 23 will go on sale at midday on Tuesday (September 17).

Tickets priced at £30, £40 and £60 (upper tier), £80, £100, £150 and £200 (lower tier), £200, £300 and £500 (floor) will go on sale via phones4uarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 8000, while £800 VIP Gold packages are exclusively available through matchroomboxing.com or by calling 01277 359 900.

Froch and Groves will come face-to-face at a press conference as tickets go on sale and promoter Eddie Hearn expects another sold out show featuring The Cobra.

“Phones and twitter hasn’t stopped for tickets since we announced this fight had been made,” said Hearn. “Froch vs. Kessler II sold out in a few hours and we are expecting massive demand when the lines and website open on Tuesday.” Full Press Conference: Continue reading

Odoi Laryea fired up for Commonwealth title October 19

 Odoi Laryea fired up for Commonwealth title October 19Ghana’s Gabriel Odoi Laryea is relishing the opportunity to claim the first international title of his career when he faces Englishman, Martin Ward at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Sunderland, UK on 19th October with the Commonwealth Bantamweight belt at stake.

World title chasing Odoi says this:

is the perfect chance for him to announce himself to the world and is working very hard in training, all in his determined bid to win the Commonwealth title despite the fact that he will be fighting in enemy territory for the first time ever.

“I am going for a win because I believe in the training I’ve been going through, I know it’s my first fight outside Ghana but I’m ready to face anything I face in the ring. I thank my manager, my coach and my fans for their support over the years and I assure them we are bringing this title back to Ghana,” Laryea told East Side Boxing exclusively in Accra. Continue reading