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Can Seth Mitchell Survive Chris Arreola’s Power?

Seth Mitchell managed to cautiously labor his way to a tentative 12 round points win during his June rematch with Johnathon Banks. There were a few shaky moments for Mitchell early when it looked like Banks had him ready to go again, but a repeat of the upset KO from their first match was not to be this time around. To his credit Mitchell survived. He did this by fighting smarter and being incredibly careful.

It also helped that Banks was unusually lethargic. For whatever reason Banks was just not aggressive enough, especially following those key instances where he seemed to rock the man he had stopped in the 2nd round some 7 months earlier.

Can Mitchell employ similar tactics this Saturday to be successful when he faces Chris Arreola?

Probably not. Continue reading

Steve Cunningham backs Tyson Fury to come out victorious against David Haye

 Steve Cunningham  backs Tyson Fury to come out victorious against David HayeFormer IBF cruiserweight king Steve “USS” Cunningham backs Tyson Fury to come out victorious in his domestic heavyweight super fight with David Haye.

Cunningham, who lost to Tyson when they met in the ring in April, is across in Belgium helping the 25-year-old prepare for his crunch clash against the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion and former WBA world heavyweight champion, Haye, on September 28th at the Phones 4 U Arena Manchester, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

“Because I fought the guy and I see his training camp, I can go a little bit further than say; ‘May the best man win’, I believe Tyson’s going to win,” Cunningham said.

“I’m impressed seeing this guy, he’s so big and the work that he’s putting in – you can see that he’s really hungry and he wants this.” Continue reading

Video: Gennady Golovkin: “Curtis Stevens is like Mike Tyson”

Gennady Golovkin spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes (in improving English) about what he hopes is an “historic” clash with fellow puncher Curtis Stevens at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2. “It’s a great fight for everybody,” said the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder. “Stevens is strong with American style, Brooklyn style. Look at him, he’s like Mike Tyson.” Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin, Curtis Stevens Quotes

 Gennady Golovkin, Curtis Stevens Quotes The beautiful Refinery Hotel Rooftop in mid-town Manhattan played host on Wednesday afternoon to a massive New York City media turnout to formally announce, MONSTERS COLLIDE, Middleweight World Championship at “The Mecca of Boxing” with boxing’s fastest rising superstar, WBA and IBO World Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin defending his titles against top rated contender, Curtis “Kryptonite” Stevens set for Saturday, NOVEMBER 2 at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The fight will be televised Live on HBO®.

Presented by K2 Promotions in association with Main Events, GGG Promotions and Madison Square Garden, tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are available at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com Continue reading

Video: Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell Heats Up

Tensions were high at Wednesday’s final press conference for Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between contenders Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell. After Mitchell stated that Arreola lost every time he has stepped up, Arreola said he is taking a step way down in facing Mitchell and told Seth you “f—– up by trying to fight me.” Continue reading

Mayweather Jr. to get career high payday of $41.5 million for Canelo fight

 Mayweather Jr. to get career high payday of $41.5 million for Canelo fightFloyd Mayweather Jr. is fixing to get the biggest payday of his career against the red-haired Mexican fighter Saul “Canelo Alvarez on September 14th. Mayweather will be collecting $41.5 million bucks in the fight, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. There’s also a chance that Mayweather could make even more than that figure if the Mayweather-Canelo fight breaks the all-time PPV mark. I don’t think it will, but there’s a chance.

Canelo is said to be making over $10 million for the fight, according to Dan Rafael. That’s pretty good money for a fighter that has never really fought anyone good during his career other than Austin Trout. Canelo is more famous for being famous than for having accomplished anything special during his career. Continue reading

It’s not What You Think, It’s What You Feel That’s Important!

It goes like this….. You think a particular fighter will win a fight, because he is superior in several categories. He moves well, is quick on his feet with good balance. He’s technically sound. He blocks, parries, slips and ducks, countering effectively off his opponent’s misses. He’s got a solid punch, and throws combinations, both to the head and body with precision and accuracy. He’s always in shape. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Canelo: Pre-Production

 Mayweather vs. Canelo: Pre ProductionIt’s 10 days out from the September 14th fight known as ‘The One’ and what have we learned that we didn’t already know?

First of all we found out that Canelo is on course to make the 152lb contracted weight, this is the usual for him. We also know that Canelo has beaten a few of his sparring partners to a pulp forcing them to leave his training camp with injuries caused during sparring sessions. As seen during Canelo’s media day, Canelo punches a 300lb bag as preparation for a Money Mayweather KO. Floyd punches a 300lb man (Nate Jones)! Continue reading

Remembering Tommy “The Duke” Morrison

 Remembering Tommy The Duke MorrisonCANASTOTA, NY – SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, who passed away Sunday (Sept. 1st) in Omaha, Nebraska at age 44.

Tommy “The Duke” Morrison

“Tommy Morrison brought so much excitement and energy to the heavyweight division in the 1990s,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We were saddened to learn the news of his passing and we offer our condolences to the entire Morrison family.” Continue reading

Oscar De La Hoya making a lot of pre-fight predictions ahead of “The One!”

 Oscar De La Hoya making a lot of pre fight predictions ahead of “The One!”It’s always both very interesting and a great honour being a call in participant whenever a big fight is preceded by a teleconference; especially an international one ahead of a massive, massive fight such as the fast approaching Floyd Mayweather-Saul Canelo Alvarez clash. Yesterday, with big name scribes such as Dan Rafael and Lem Satterfield asking Canelo and Oscar De La Hoya questions regarding “The One,” it was hugely exciting being on the line.

I listened to the ESPN.com scribe ask his questions, along with writers for USA Today, Ring Magazine and other instantly recognisable publications, and the thing that struck me most, well actually there were two things – they were: Canelo’s amazing maturity and quiet self confidence, and Oscar De La Hoya’s bold pre-fight predictions. Continue reading

Mayweather Jr. vs. Alvarez is 10 Days Away… The anticipation Grows

 Mayweather Jr. vs. Alvarez is 10 Days Away… The anticipation GrowsToday we are 10 days away from one of the best boxing cards we have seen in a long time. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will of course be the main attraction, squaring off against a young unbeaten Mexican hope, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

As we get closer to that moment when both fighters cross the ropes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, boxing fans produce more and more predictions and explanations to their thoughts on the probable result of the fight. Continue reading

Up Close And Personal With Returning Champ Mark Prince

 Up Close And Personal With Returning Champ Mark Prince Photo by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro – A few weeks ago it was announced that former WBO and IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Champion, and World title challenger, Mark Prince is set to make his return to competitive action, on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted ‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ at York Hall, in London, on Friday 4th October.

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to catch up with the man known simply as ‘The Prince’, but before we get the interview I think a bit of scene setting would be in order, for those that have not had the pleasure of seeing Mark in action the first time around, with an abridged version of Mark’s excellent career.

On the 4th April 1993, Mark made short work of his first pro opponent, Birmingham’s Bobby Mack, by stopping him in the second round, early baths followed for both his next pair of opponents, John Kaighin and Art Stacey, Kaighin only made it to the third and Mark knocked out Stacey in the second. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Bryan Vera, Abel Sanchez, Jermall Charlo, and Rau’Shee Warren

At 9PM EST/ 6PM PST, The “Sports Krib” is proud to present former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo, Middleweight contender Bryan Vera, expert trainer Abel Sanchez, Junior Middleweight prospect Jermall Charlo, and three time Olympian Rau’Shee Warren on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Appearing for the first time on “The Pugilist KOrner” will be former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo (34-5, 17 KOs). The slick southpaw will discuss his future in the very intriguing 140 pound weight division, as well as the prospect of possibly fighting for another world title in 2013 or 2014. Continue reading

Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell Confident, Ready To Go At It Saturday On SHOWTIME

 Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell Confident, Ready To Go At It Saturday On SHOWTIMENEW YORK (Sept. 3, 2013) – Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola calls it a “must-win” and may retire if he loses. Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell calls it “do-or-die” and a “crossroads fight for both of us.”

This Saturday, Sept. 7, former world title challenger Arreola (35-3, 30 KO’s), of Riverside, Calif., meets former college football star Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s), of Brandywine, Md., in a 12-rounder for the WBC Silver Championship in a battle of world-ranked heavyweights on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® immediately following ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo Episode 3 Premiere which begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast Continue reading

Is Canelo a Real Threat to Floyd?

 Is Canelo a Real Threat to Floyd?The build up for this fight is typical of most recent Mayweather fights. Floyd is his normal boastful self, and on the other side is an opponent claiming to be hungry and set to take away Floyd’s “0”. We have heard this exact same script before, most recently prior to Mayweather dominating Robert Guerrero earlier this year. And the fan reactions are as typical as the script itself. Mayweather’s fans/supporters brag that there is no blueprint to beat Floyd, and that he can easily adapt to any style. Mayweather’s detractors/haters (along with Canelo’s fans/supporters) are hopeful for Floyd’s demise, and some still accuse him of ducking Pacquiao in the past. Most others who find themselves in between those two extremes rightly favor the P4P king for the win. Money May has proven himself time and time again against all kinds of boxers with all sorts of styles. Why should this be different? The common expectation is the same as always, that Mayweather outclasses Alvarez and cruises to an easy or fairly easy victory on the cards. Maybe Mayweather could even stop him. Continue reading