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Nathan Celverly: “I can outbox Sergey Kovalev, I’m going toe-to-with him and will knock him-out”

 Nathan Celverly: I can outbox Sergey Kovalev, I’m going toe to with him and will knock him outAs the world awaits the name of the William and Kate’s son and heir to the throne, the WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly has suggested that the Royal baby be named after him!

Cleverly is delighted for the Royal couple’s new arrival and would be honoured if they chose outside of the historical names that have been passed down through the generations like George, William or Henry to instead pick Nathan for the future king.

The undefeated Welshman continues his own reign of the light-heavyweight division when he defends his title against the dynamite-punching Russian Sergey Kovalev on Saturday 17th August at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading

Mendez vs Usmanee in NY on August 23 for IBF Super Featherweight title

 Mendez vs Usmanee in NY on August 23 for IBF Super Featherweight titlePhoto by Reynaldo Sánchez / Iron Mike Productions — Everything is ready for the first defense of the current IBF superfeatherweight world champion, Argenis “The Thunderstorm” Mendez 21-2-0 (11 KO’s). The Champ finished the last stage of their training camp in the UK, for his fight against Afghan-born Canadian Arash Usmanee 20-1-0 (10 KO’s), at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York on August 23.

Argenis Mendez snatched the world title from Mexican Juan Carlos Salgado on March 9th in Costa Mesa, California giving him a spectacular KO in the 4th round. Achieving the first world title for the former promoter Acquinity Sports, which now premieres as “Iron Mike Productions” after top executive Gary Jonas reach an agreement with the legendary “Iron” Mike Tyson to become the newest member of the new promotional company. Continue reading

Tony Grygelko & Seconds Out Promotions bringing boxing back in Minnesota market

Excluding Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao the only thing you hear from the mainstream sports media is that boxing is dead. The boxing media tends to focus its coverage on the west coast where the best sparring along with some of the biggest names and events taking place in Nevada and California. The east coast has made a bit of a comeback and Texas has a very strong fan base but you rarely hear or see a major event or much news coming from the Midwest. That’s something Tony Grygelko, who is the President/C.E.O. of the premier upper midwest boxing promotional company Seconds Out Promotions aims to change. Continue reading

Berto faces Soto Karass; Thurman battles Chaves this Saturday on Showtime

 Berto faces Soto Karass; Thurman battles Chaves this Saturday on ShowtimeThis Saturday night on Showtime, undefeated welterweight Keith “One Time” Thurman (20-0, 18 KO’s) faces off against unbeaten Argentinian Diego Chaves (22-0, 18 KO’s) and former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto 28-2, 22 KO’s) takes on Jesus Soto Karass (27-8-3, 17 KO’s) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Both fights are scheduled for 12 rounds and both have titles on line. Thurman-Chaves will be fighting for the interim WBA 147 lb. title, and Berto-Soto Karass will be fighting for the vacant NABF welterweight strap. Continue reading

Kubrat Pulev vs. Tony Thompson fight being negotiated

 Kubrat Pulev vs. Tony Thompson fight being negotiatedA fight between heavyweight contenders Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO’s) and Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) is being negotiated for a fight that would take place in late August on the 24th or September 14th, according to Fightnews.com. The fight will take place in Germany, and both fighters have agreed on it.

Pulev, 32, is ranked #1 by the International Boxing Federation, whereas Thompson is ranked #8. What’s not known yet is whether the Thompson-Pulev fight will be an IBF heavyweight eliminator bout to lock in a mandatory challenger for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko or not. Continue reading

Dereck Chisora declared the mandatory challenger for Kubrat Pulev

 Dereck Chisora declared the mandatory challenger for Kubrat PulevDereck Chisora has been declared the mandatory challenger to European Heavyweight Champion Kubrat Pulev.

The Finchley star is back on hot form following his sixth round knockout of unbeaten American Malik Scott on Saturday night at Wembley Arena to claim the WBO International title.

Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren has added the 29-year-old to the big Copper Box Arena show on Saturday 21st September that features Billy Joe Saunders’ British Middleweight title showdown against rival John Ryder. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge: Mayweather’s legacy, Pacquiao’s future, and a Trinidad vs GGG fantasy!!!

 Left Hook Lounge: Mayweathers legacy, Pacquiaos future, and a Trinidad vs GGG fantasy!!!Jeremy H. (Orlando, FL): How do you compare the legacy of Floyd Mayweather to other athletes in history? In other words, what are your thoughts about him as a man, an athlete, and overall as a person, when he look at his legacy compared to great athletes of the past?

Vivek W. (ESB): This is a very broad question to tackle in just a few paragraphs. I think to best answer it, we have to look at things from day one. When we look at the entire history of Mayweather, we see a man who has had a very storied career that has seen him dominate from a very early stage. Even prior to the professional ranks, you have to consider that there was an Olympic Bronze that would have been a Gold had it not been for a poor decision. From day one, this has been a fighter who has proven himself at every level. Continue reading

Shiming faces Ortega this Saturday, July 27th in Macao, China

 Shiming faces Ortega this Saturday, July 27th in Macao, ChinaFormer two time Olympic Gold medalist from China Zou Shiming (1-0) will be making his second fight of his pro career this Saturday night, July 27th against Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KO’s) at the Venetian Casino & Resort, in Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. This will be a slight step up for the 32-year-old Shiming, as the fight will be 6 rounds instead of just 4 like in his pro debut against 18-year-old Eleazar Valenzuela last April.

Shiming struggled in that fight and hardly impressed with his slapping punches, and show boating. His antics seemed out of place for the way he looked for the opponent he was facing. When you see a former two time Olympic gold medalist showboating against an 18-year-old with only 6 fights on his resume it’s definitely out of place. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Chisora-Scott, Olusegun-Lundy discussion

The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present a special “Controversial KO” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will discuss this past weekend’s dramatic KO victories by Dereck Chisora and John Molina, and examine the controversial nature of both stoppages. The Pugilist KOrner Team will also talk about Hank Lundy’s impressive UD 10 win over Olusegun Ajose on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Continue reading

Chisora: Me and Vitali have unfinished business

 Chisora: Me and Vitali have unfinished business Earlier tonight, British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KO’s) got a surprise stoppage over American Malik Scott (35-1-1, 12 KO’s) in London, England. Chisora stopped Scott in the 6th round, and there’s still questions remaining whether Scott beat the count.

Replays show that Scott was on his feet at the count of 9, but the referee waived it off anyway. Chisora said after the fight that he wants to go to Germany and fight WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko again.

Chisora said this in the post-fight interview with BoxNation: “I want to fight the Klitschkos. I want to go back to Germany. Me and the older brother [Vitali Klitschko] have unfinished business.”

Vitali beat Chisora by a 12 round unanimous decision last year in February in a fight where Vitali injured his left shoulder in the 2nd round and had to fight with just his right hand for the remainder of the fight. Continue reading

Shobox: Deontay Wilder Vs. Sergei Liakhovich Set For August 9

 Shobox:  Deontay Wilder Vs. Sergei Liakhovich Set For August 9 In the midst of a sizzling summer season of boxing, Golden Boy Promotions will turn up the heat at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday, August 9 with a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader featuring one of the hottest heavyweights in the game, unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In a 10-round main event, Alabama’s Wilder puts his perfect 28-0 record on the line against former Heavyweight World Champion Sergei Liakhovich. In the co-featured bouts, unbeaten lightweights Francisco Vargas of Mexico and Cincinnati’s Brandon Bennett meet in a 10-round match-up and Houston’s undefeated Jermall Charlo risks his unblemished record against Miami veteran Antwone Smith in a 10-round junior middleweight bout. Continue reading

Saunders defeats O’Sullivan

Unbeaten middleweight contender Billy Joe Saunders (18-0, 10 KO’s) used his feet to box his way to a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision tonight over Gary O’Sullivan (16-1, 10 KO’s) to win the WBO International middleweight title at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Saunders, 23, played hit and run for 12 rounds and it proved to be an effective strategy in out-boxing the slow but determined O’Sullivan by the judges’ scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108. Continue reading

Dereck Chisora Takes Away Malik Scott’s Unbeaten Record With Controversial 6th-round Count-Out

 Dereck Chisora Takes Away Malik Scott’s Unbeaten Record With Controversial 6th round Count OutTonight at Wembley, Dereck Chisora got back to winning ways with a 6th-round stoppage of previously unbeaten Malik Scott. The ending, at the very least a slightly controversial one, came at the two minute and 56-seconds mark of the 6th.

Chisora, in improving to 17-4(11) said after the fight that he wants to go back to Germany to fight the Klitschkos, again in the case of WBC king Vitali. Scott, now 35-1-1(12) said “everyone knows I beat the count,” yet otherwise took the defeat graciously.

So, now to the controversy. Scott, ahead on the cards at the time of the stoppage and having boxed very well, was belted by a right hand shot that landed on the back of the head as he was on the ropes. Scott went down, smiling as he did so, appearing relatively unhurt. Continue reading

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