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Will Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez Decide Canelo’s Next Rival?

This past Saturday night, Alfredo Angulo (22-4-0) stepped inside the ring with the hope of proving to boxing fans as well as himself, that he is ready to face and beat top competition, eager to confirm that by defeating Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (43-1-1). The outcome was something that most boxing fans did not see coming: an absolute physical as well as psychological domination of Angulo by Canelo.

Not only was Alvarez able to land solid combinations all night long, he got nothing in return from Alfredo, who seemed to struggle to deliver anything of value from bell to bell. Continue reading

Cotto vs. Martinez Puerto Rico Press Conference

March 10, 2014, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico – Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and WBC World Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina pose during a press conference to kick-off their national media tour. Cotto and Martínez announced their eagerly-anticipated World Middleweight Championship collision which will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. Both fighters will continue their media tour to New York on Tuesday and conclude in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank®, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Maravilla Box, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the Cotto – Martínez World Middleweight Championship event 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

Randy Petalcorin: “I’m here to win a world title”

As a young teenager Randy Petalcorin was touted as a future World Champion by none other than Manny Pacquiao. Later this year the once beaten twenty two year old from General Santos City hopes to fulfil that prediction when he challenges for the WBA light flyweight title.

Now based in the Melbourne suburb of Yarraville, the current WBA number 2 is gearing for a bout on March 28 at the Malvern Town Hall against Thailand’s Lookrak Kiatmungmee, as he applies for Permanent Residency in Australia.

Standing 5’3, Petalcorin is like his idol and friend Pacquiao, a southpaw. He began boxing at age twelve and turned professional in 2009 after an outstanding amateur career, having over 100 fights and being a National Champion in The Philippines. Continue reading

Froch-Groves meet at Wembley press conference ahead of rematch – 60,000 tickets gone in an hour!

Today in England at Wembley in the nation’s capital, Carl Froch and George Groves came face to face at a press conference to officially announce their May 31st rematch. There is, as surely everyone knows, no love lost between the two rival super-middleweights, and today the two had some harsh words for one another ahead of the fight that has, amazingly shifted 60,000 tickets after just one hour of them going on sale.

Groves, who was TKO’d in the 9th round back in November, spoke first and had more to say than Froch: Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Canelo vs Angulo, Santa Cruz, Rigondeaux, and Tony Weeks!

Erik N. (El Paso, TX): I thought Canelo performed very well against Angulo and I feel he’s the best at 154lbs. How did you rate his performance and what are your thoughts for him going forward?

Vivek W. (ESB): From the subplots coming into this event to the ones during the event, as well as those which have spurned in the aftermath of it, there are so many different things to consider with Canelo when you analyze the big picture. Just kind of taking things full circle, I’ll start with the pre-fight angle…..namely the weight issue. Continue reading

Danny Garcia and Mauricio Herrera media conference call transcript

Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody for joining us today for the Danny Garcia and Mauricio Herrera international media conference call. We are going to start first with Mauricio, as well as his trainer, Willie Silva, and then Danny Garcia will be joining us. I would now like to introduce Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions who will talk about the fight and make the formal introductions. Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao Arrives at LAX / USA

(Photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank) LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2014) –

Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and his Hall of Fame Trainer

World-Famous Freddie Roach broke camp in General Santos City in the Philippines and arrived at LAX Saturday night.

On Monday, at Roach’s Hollywood-based Wild Card Boxing Club, they will begin phase two of training for their mission to recapture the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship title that undefeated two-division defending champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR.won off of Pacquiao via a controversial split decision in 2012.

“We had a great camp in the Philippines and Manny, as usual, is way ahead of schedule in his conditioning , and very motivated,” said Roach. “The real business begins for us on Monday at Wild Card. We have great sparring waiting for Manny. He wants that title back. If Bradley thinks he’s going to see the same compassionate Manny he saw the first time they fought he is in for a very big surprise.” Continue reading

“Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Marcos Maidana” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

 “Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Marcos Maidana” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “Canelo vs. Angulo” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Canelo Alvarez’s dominant TKO 10 victory over perennial Junior Middleweight runner up Alfredo Angulo, which took place last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. James and Joseph will also talk about the future of both fighters, including the prospect of both fighters competing in the very underrated Middleweight division sometime soon. Continue reading

Canelo with huge advantage over Angulo in punch stats

Not only was Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s victory over Alfredo Angulo a one-sided affair visually, it also was reflected in the final punch stats from last Saturday night with Canelo out-landing Angulo over 2-1. Anglo threw more than 200 more punches than the red-haired Canelo, but his accuracy was a poor 14% due to his slow hand speed and because of the head movement that Canelo was using in the fight.

Here are the punch stats courtesy of Showtime:

Canelo – 298 of 513 total punches throw with a connect percentage of 58%. Continue reading

Hunter: Angulo was coming on strong against Canelo at time of stoppage

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Trainer Virgil Hunter isn’t too happy with the way that referee Tony Weeks halted the fight last Saturday night in the 10th round in the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO’s) vs. Alfredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KO’s) fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Weeks didn’t give Angulo much of a chance in the round before stopping the fight, and that didn’t sit too well with Hunter, who believed that his fighter Angulo was coming on at the time of the stoppage in the 10th. Continue reading

Canelo Alvarez Impresses In Controversial TKO Victory Over Alfredo Angulo, Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2014) – Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez scored a controversial 10th round technical knockout victory over Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo in front of 14,610 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the main event of Saturday’s “TOE TO TOE: CANELO vs. ANGULO” on SHOWTIME PPV.

Canelo (43-1-1, 31 KOs) landed a vicious left uppercut that rocked “El Perro’s” head back at 0:47 of the 10th round. Sensing Angulo was taking too much punishment, referee Tony Weeks stepped in and halted the exciting battle. Continue reading

Canelo stops Angulo in 10th; Santa Cruz defeats Mijares

In an example of perfect match-making by Golden Boy Promotions, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO’s) easily destroyed the weak and slow Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) by a 10th round TKO on Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the perfect opponent for Canelo to beat up on, as Angulo had absolutely no power and no speed.

Whatever happened to his one decent power is unclear, but he definitely didn’t have it tonight. Canelo, looking like a light heavyweight rather than a junior middleweight, used his size and power to hit Angulo at will with power shots. After being warned in between the 9th and 10th rounds that the fight would be stopped, Angulo went out for the 10th and took a few huge shots from Canelo. At that point referee Tony Weeks stepped in and halted the fight at 0:47 of the 10th. Continue reading

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Opening Press Conference Quotes & Photo From Mgm Grand In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2014) – Boxing superstar and 10-Time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) held court at a jam-packed press conference at MGM Grand today to formally discuss his 147-pound welterweight world title unification bout against the dangerous, hard-hitting Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) in the main event of “THE MOMENT” on Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

Addressing media members hours before the start of Saturday night’s “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” event on SHOWTIME PPV, Mayweather touched on a variety of subjects, including Maidana, the upcoming matchup with the Argentine slugger, his future and more. Also speaking were Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions and Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME SPORTS. Continue reading

“Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Hosted by radio commentator and ring announcer Joseph Herron, the special three hour program will provide alternative, unbiased commentary of the action as it unfolds from “The MGM Grand Garden Arena” in Las Vegas, Nevada!!

Join us as former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) takes on former WBO interim title holder “El Perro” Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) in the main event of a superb Showtime PPV fight card. Continue reading

Mike Reed’s Stock Rises in Decision Win over Mahasin

By Justin Jones & Paul “Paparazzi” Jones: Fort Washington, MD – Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (8-0, 5 KOs) of Waldorf, MD has built a loyal fan base in the DC-Maryland-Virginia metro area. However, his goal is to establish a national audience. After dominating the previously unbeaten “Rebellious” Bilal Mahasin (4-1, 0 KOs) on Friday night at Rosecroft Raceway, people across the country are beginning to take notice. Continue reading

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