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Adrien Broner – The Real Problem

If someone compiled a list of the most well known boxers in the world the name Adrien Broner would appear rather early. Adrien “The Problem” Broner was touted as the second coming PPV star based off his performances in the 130 and 135 pound divisions. And for a while a majority of the boxing world fell into a love-hate relationship with him.

After his loss to Marcos Maidana, Broner has relatively stayed on a low profile and held back on the public antics( most likely due to a changed lifestyle after getting married).

However in the ring, he faces some serious issues. After his bouts against the likes of Fernando Quintero and former WBA Welterweight Titlist Paulie Malignaggi, it showed that boxers who use angles and movement frustrate the relatively flat footed Broner. Continue reading

Huck defends WBO Crown vs. Larghetti on August 30!

Unbeaten in 21 fights with thirteen knockout victories to his credit – Mirko Larghetti will be facing Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) for “The Captain’s” WBO Cruiserweight World Championship on August 30. The Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany will play host to Huck’s 13th defense of the title he acquired back in August of 2009. If successful, the protégé of coach Ulli Wegner will equal Johnny Nelson’s record for the most title defenses in the cruiserweight division.

However, Larghetti has other plans. The Italian is still fuming over the cancellation of his title bid on March 29, which saw Huck injuring the thumb of his right hand in preparation of their fight. “I was ready back then and I am even more ready now,” said the 31-year-old, adding: “Hopefully, Huck is more careful with his hands this time. I want to show him and the boxing fans that I am a better fighter and the man to put an end to his title reign.” Continue reading

Mike Tyson: “My Fighter Can Beat Kovalev and Stevenson”

Miami, FL (July 3, 2014) Next Thursday night, July 10, top rated light heavyweight contender HUMBERTO SAVIGNE will battle former world champion JEFF “Left Hook” LACY from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and LIVE on FOX Sports 1.

Presented by Iron Mike Productions, the Savigne/Lacy scheduled ten rounder at “JUDGMENT DAY” for the World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Latino Light Heavyweight Title is the co-featured attraction to the highly anticipated IBF Super Featherweight Title Rematch between ARGENIS “La Tormenta” MENDEZ and RANCES “Kid Blast” BARTHELEMY.

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Tyson Fury: Chisora Will Be Like A Bug On Windscreen

Tyson Fury is pushing himself to the physical limits as he prepares for his showdown with rival Dereck Chisora on Saturday 26th July at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester.

The Manchester giant has been pushing a three and half ton tractor at his Bolton training camp to build up his strength and power to meet Chisora head-on in the biggest heavyweight grudge match in recent years.

Fury, 25, who inflicted the first defeat to Chisora’s record in July 2011, is not taking any for granted this time around and is preparing even harder with so much on the line in the crucial rematch. Continue reading

Garcia vs. Salka press conference

BROOKLYN, NY (July 2, 2014) – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and his challenger “Lightning” Rod Salka met at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY today to officially announce the card they headline, a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader on Saturday, Aug. 9. Oscar De La Hoya hosted the proceedings that included Lamont Peterson, Edgar Santana and Daniel Jacobs.

Here’s what the principals had to say…

DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
“Come August 9 it’s going to be another great performance by me. I feel like I’ve got a lot to prove. I’ve got to show the world why I’m the unified super lightweight champion of the world. Continue reading

Kell Brook vs Shawn Porter – early thoughts and prediction

The scheduled match-up between Kell Brook and Shawn Porter is a highly intriguing one; both are unbeaten, spearheading the uprising talent, in the welterweight division, from the UK and the US respectively. For Kell Brook, the pressure is especially intense given that he’s long chased an Amir Khan bout, pulled out of a Devon Alexander clash (who Porter previously toppled), and yet remains relatively untested. Add all of these ingredients to the contrasting fight-styles of these combatants, and it’s easy to foresee a highly entertaining, explosive fight.

Shawn Porter’s style is unorthodox. He’s short but powerfully built. In the ring he stays on the outside, well outside of his opponent’s range, and cleverly accentuates his lack of height by keeping low. Then, almost cobra-like, he’ll literally launch himself into his opponent with straight punches and bombarding them with body shots on the inside. His style does bear similarities to Pacquiao of old, where he uses the element of surprise by jumping in with hard straight shots. It’s actually quite fitting that they were former sparring partners. However, unlike Pacquiao, Porter likes to fight inside. He can also use both hands and bends at the waist. His arsenal together with his awkward style makes him a very tricky opponent. Continue reading

Commey ready to beat Buckland to Commonwealth Lightweight title

There is no turning back now as Richard Oblitey Commey’s date of destiny approaches ever quicker with his Commonwealth Lightweight date against Gary Buckland now on July 12 barely days away.

The unbeaten Ghanaian’s long awaited quest to wear the Commonwealth Lightweight belt takes centrestage at the York Hall, Bethnal Green in London next weekend when he squares up against Welshman Gary Buckland for a title he first got the opportunity to fight for a year ago.

One fighter after another had failed to make it into the ring for the bout for the British empire belt with Commey even making time in-between to fight for and win the African Boxing Union (ABU) Lightweight title on December 26. Continue reading

Canelo Alvarez Media Workout Quotes

Photo: SHOWTIME/Esther Lin – Five days before he heads to Las Vegas, popular Mexican superstar and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez participated in a media workout Tuesday before dozens of TV cameras, print and internet reporters, bloggers and boxing videographers at the House of Boxing Training Center.

“I’ve had a great training camp here in San Diego and I’m ready to go,” said Canelo (43-1-1, 31 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, who faces former Cuban national amateur standout and current WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs)in the 12-round main event of “HONOR & GLORY: Canelo vs. Lara,” a highly anticipated four-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast Saturday, July 12, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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“The Pugilist KOrner” Radio: Bruce Trampler, Barry Hunter, Donovan George, and Rick Morones Jr.

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special four guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two-hour presentation will feature Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler, expert trainer of Lamont and Anthony Peterson, Mr. Barry Hunter, Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb” George, and young, ambitious fight trainer Mr. Rick Morones Jr.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Kicking off tonight’s broadcast will be Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler. The Top Rank executive will discuss this past Saturday night’s tremendous match-up between Terence Crawford and Yuriorkis Gamboa, which took place in Omaha, Nebraska, in front of almost 11,000 fans. Mr. Trampler will also talk about the future of Manny Pacquiao, as well as other fighters currently competing under the Top Rank promotional banner. Continue reading

Will Floyd fight a different fight in Mayweather Jr. vs. Maidana II on September 13th?

When boxing fans start wondering, how is it that Floyd Mayweather Jr., far from being the most exciting fighter in boxing, is the highest paid athlete in the world, a video like the above mentioned provides a solid hint: phenomenal ability to create hype and dictate the significance of his decisions. Basically he is capable of feeding the fans exactly what they need, which happens to be a mix of excitement and enthusiasm for what’s coming next.

In the video interview, not only does Mayweather Jr. grip the viewers by pledging to surprise us in May of 2015 (Pacquiao bout is the first thing that comes to mind), but he also announces a rematch against Marcos Maidana, which was unexpected by most. Continue reading

Terence Crawford: Impressive!

Terence Crawford demonstrated that he`s the best lightweight pugilist in the world after he successfully retained his World Boxing Organization`s (WBO) Title with a ninth round technical knockout victory over the previous undefeated and former featherweight world champion, Yuriorkis Gamboa, in which he scored four knockdowns.

Both boxers put on an extremely entertaining and action packed bout in front of a sold out crowd of close to 11,000 passionate fans who were there to support their hometown fighter, Crawford at the CenturyLink Center. This was the first world title matchup in Omaha, Nebraska in 42 years.

Gamboa controlled the first four rounds by getting the better of the exchanges and landed the more powerful shots due to his amazing speed that caught Crawford off guard. Gamboa` s yearlong inactivity and only fighting for the third time in two and half years didn`t appear to be an issue in the early going. Continue reading

Mayweather announces Maidana rematch on September 13th

Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) ended speculation about who he’ll be facing for his next fight by announcing on Monday that he will indeed be facing Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) in a rematch on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and that he also has plans for a huge fight next May on Cinco de Mayo.

Mayweather didn’t say who his opponent will be for next May, but it’s got to be a big, big name in order to persuade Bob Arum of Top Rank in trying to compete with Mayweather by putting on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto on the same night on HBO pay-per-view.

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Prediction for Floyd Mayweather’s September 13th Fight

by Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell: Floyd Mayweather, Jr is in the final three fights of his career. Many names have been thrown out there: Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and of course Marcos Maidana.

In Floyd’s last fight, he faced his stiffest challenge in a while in defeating Maidana by majority decision. The victory by Floyd came at the cost of a few shots to the family jewels and a nice shiner above his right eye.

Before we get to the predictions, let’s look at the odds of each fighter facing Floyd in September.

Manny Pacquiao – 0%. The politics or politricks involved continue and even if both guys were ready to play, there is not enough time to build up this super-fight. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua vs Matt Skelton on July 12

Anthony Joshua MBE expects the toughest test of his professional career on July 12 when he faces Matt Skelton at the Echo Arena in Liverpool live on Sky Sports.

Joshua has raced to 6-0 with all six wins coming inside the first two rounds and now the Olympic gold medal star steps into his first scheduled eight-round contest against the former British, European and Commonwealth champion and World title challenger.

Skelton has amassed 36 pro fights and stands just shy of 200 rounds, and while Joshua is preparing for a tough fight, he says he will not be taking silly risks to prove his chin can take a punch at the top level. Continue reading

Erislandy Lara Looking Sensational In Sparring

LAS VEGAS (June 30, 2014) — With less than two weeks to go until his SHOWTIME PPV® showdown with Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs), WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) is looking sensational in sparring and running on all cylinders.

“My sparring partners are pushing me with numerous styles and I’m adapting to all of them comfortably,” Lara said. “I told them to come extra hard to prepare me for the pressure Canelo is going to bring. I feel great and my timing is right on.

“I know Canelo is training hard for this fight, as am I, but unfortunately for him, there is nothing he can do to surprise me. He’s going to find out on July 12 that I’m the superior fighter. His insecurities as a fighter will surface on fight night — that I can guarantee.” Continue reading