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Tyson Fury now facing Joey Abell on Feb. 15th; Basile sick

Heavyweight destroyer Tyson Fury has promised not to let new opponent Joey Abell derail him from his summer showdown with Dereck Chisora at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 15th February.

Fury was due to face Gonzalo Omar Basile but the Argentine has withdrawn because of a lung infection, instead he will face dynamite-fisted America Abell over ten rounds on the card headlined by Chisora’s WBO/WBA International title defence against Kevin Johnson, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio – 9ET/6PT

Left-Hook Lounge Radio is a vintage, oldschool sports talk radio format where fighters fight and the fans talk! For a full two hours, fight fans around the globe call in with questions for arguably the hottest trio broadcasting live in Boxing today.

The show is hosted by EastSideBoxing resident scribe, Vivek “Vito” Wallace, typically joined by video guru Andre Gant and Latino Boxing correspondent Francisco Guzman! Hot topics on the table tonight include a look back at Gennady Golovkin’s performance and how it impacts his position if in fact things materialize with Andre Ward. Also, we’ll take a look at Pacquiao/Bradley II, Canelo/Angulo, and a ton more! Tuesday nights in Boxing will never be the same! Jump in line for Boxing’s biggest buffet where there’s always a ton to chew on!!! Call in live at 949.943.1665! Or follow this link to hear what they think!

The Pugilist KOrner: Barry Hunter, James Gogue, Camille Estephan, Dr. David Levine, Rustam Nugaev, Donald Curry, and Abel Sanchez

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed, seven guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two hour program will feature expert trainer Barry Hunter, expert fight strategist James Gogue, Manager Camille Estephan, Dr. David Levine, Lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev, former two division world champion Donald Curry, and expert trainer Abel Sanchez.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading

Quotes from today’s Danny “Swift” Garcia and Mauricio Herrera Puerto Rico press conference

(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) DANNY “SWIFT” GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion

“I am a Puerto Rican. I could have been born on the moon, but I’m still Puerto Rican.

[On fighting in Puerto Rico] “It means a lot to me. Everybody in the stands is going to be Puerto Rican. I’ve never had that before.

“Even though I’m from Philly, that’s not my heritage. It’s important for me to reach out to my fans because I think Puerto Rican boxing needs this right now. Continue reading

Ruben Guerrero: Khan will be an easy fight for Mayweather

Ruben Guerrero, the father for Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, decided to chime in on his own thoughts about the proposed Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Amir Khan fight on May 3rd, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ruben doesn’t see Mayweather Jr. as having any problems at all in taking care of Khan. Ruben feels that Mayweather’s boxing skills will enable to make any adjustments he has to in order to beat the 27-year-old Khan, who sees as having a weak chin.

Ruben recently said that Mayweather had run from Robert Guerrero for 12 rounds in their fight last year, and he felt that Mayweather should have stood toe-to-toe with Robert the entire time like he said he was going to do. Well, Ruben doesn’t think Mayweather will run from Khan. He sees him standing directly in front of him i the pocket looking to land shots, because presumably there’s less to fear with Khan than with Guerrero. Continue reading

Pacquiao-Bradley 2: Los Angeles Press Conference Quotes

(Photo credit: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

MANNY PACQUIAO

“I remember last time believing that I won the first fight against Tim Bradley. I thought I was leading after every round. I thought I won the fight easily. I controlled the fight every round.

“I had a feeling in training camp that he would run from me once he felt my power and he did…after the third or fourth round.

“To be honest, I wasn’t as motivated when I was training for our first fight. I guess I didn’t take him seriously enough. Continue reading

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Saturday, April 12 Presented Live by HBO Pay-Per-View

(Photo credit: Chris Farina – Top Rank) LAS VEGAS, NEV. (February 4, 2014) – In a battle of pound for pound titans, undefeated two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO. This will be Pacquiao’s first fight in the U.S. since 2012. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2, priced at $1,000, $800, $600, $400, $250 and $150, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Tomorrow! Wednesday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. There will be a total ticket limit of 12 per person with a limit of 10 per person at the $1,000, $800, $600, $400 and $250 price levels and a limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Continue reading

Press Quotes: Braehmer vs. Maccarinelli

(Photo credit: Team Sauerland) Here are the main quotes from today’s kick-off press conference to WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Juergen Braehmer’s first title defense against former Cruiserweight titlist Enzo Maccarinelli on April 5 at the Stadthalle Rostock, Germany.

Juergen Braehmer: “Size doesn’t matter [regarding the difference in height] as the title will stay in Germany!” “Maccarinelli is a quality operator and a former world champion – a tough task to handle inside the ring. Still, I believe that I know what it takes to beat him.

Enzo Maccarinelli: “I am from Wales but have Italian roots. In terms of football you can compare this to Germany vs. Italy – and we all know that Italy was always successful against Germany when it came to the point. Come April 5, I will only be the second prizefighter after Bob Fitzsimmons to have won a world title, come down to light heavyweight and win a 2nd world championship.” Continue reading

Vanes Martirosyan vs. Luciano Cuello March 21st at Morongo

Sherman Oaks, CA (Feb. 4, 2014) Recently signed former world title challenger Vanes ‘The Nightmare” Martirosyan will head back home to fight in front of his hometown fans on Friday, March 21 in a 10-round super welterweight clash against upset minded Argentinian veteran Luciano Cuello in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, it was announced today by Goossen Tutor Promotions. Continue reading

Pacquiao should just quit if he loses to Bradley again, says Mayweather Sr.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks the 35-year-old Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) should quit on the spot if he gets beaten in his April 12th rematch against WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Sr. already has serious questions about how much Pacquiao has left after watching him lose in back to back fights to Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, but another loss to Bradley will give Mayweather Sr. a clear indication that the Filipino fighter should immediately call it a day to keep himself from fighting on too long.

Honestly, it doesn’t look like Pacquiao will retire even if Bradley does another job on him, because Pacquiao already said he wouldn’t retire if Brandon Rios beat him before their fight last November. Pacquiao didn’t have any problems beating the slow as molasses Rios, but then again he was fighting a former lightweight who had basically eat himself out of the division rather than grew out of it. Continue reading

Hughie Fury Interview

Could the Fury cousins be poised to succeed the Brothers Klitschko as the dominant force in world heavyweight boxing, for the remainder of this decade?

Twenty five year old Tyson Fury is unbeaten in 21 and has already won a brace of world title eliminators yet many knowledgeable minds are selecting his 19 year old relative Hughie as his biggest threat to heavyweight hegemony.

A World Youth gold medallist in 2012, the lad they call ‘Fists of Fury’ racked up a dozen wins (seven stoppages) in his first 33 weeks as a paid prizefighter.

But unlike his gregarious cousin, young Hughie has been content to serve his apprenticeship off TV, deep into undercards and often on foreign climes. Already he has graced professional rings in six separate countries. Continue reading

Jürgen Brähmer vs Enzo Maccarinelli on April 5th in Rostock, Germany

In one of the better match-ups of WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer’s career, he’ll be defending his new WBA strap against non-top 15 ranked Enzo Maccarinelli (38-6, 30 KO’s) on April 5th at the Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Brahmer was fortunate recently to be able to capture the WBA title after the strap came available when the World Boxing Association elevated the previous WBA champion Beibut Shumenov to the status of Super World Light heavyweight champion.

That means the WBA has two world champions at 175 – Shumenov and Brahmer – and it kind of cheapens the whole idea of someone being a champion when they’re listing two of them. Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin: Now What?

On Saturday in Monte Carlo, Monaco Gennady Golovkin scored his 16th knockout in a row by defeating a very game Osumanu Adama.  Golovkin registered three knockdowns in fight as he improved to 29-0, with 26 wins via knockout. 

A jab sent Adama to the canvas at the end of round one.  The right hand that followed was just icing on the cake as Adama was on his way to the canvas.  A left hook knocked Adama down in the sixth, forcing an eight count from referee Luis Pabon.  Adama went down again from a Golovkin a left jab in the seventh.  Golovkin followed with two left hooks, which prompted Pabon to step in and halt the fight.

After the fight, Golovkin made it known where his sights were set.  ”I want to fight Sergio Martinez to prove who the best middleweight is,” Golovkin said. Continue reading

By offering Fans to decide, Mayweather Jr. might rob Amir Khan of his confidence

“I’m going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?,” posted Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his Instagram page, with the pictures of both possible opponents side by side.

This is certainly a curve ball from Mayweather Jr., and even if it turns out to be nothing but a joke, it can still send a very destructive message to either fighter, with Amir Khan more likely to be affected by it.

Since reading about his humble offer, I started looking around trying to find any and all online polls and discussions on the subject. While I wouldn’t say that I am shocked by what I am seeing, the fact that there are so many more people interested in having Mayweather Jr. give Maidana a shot, than to see Floyd face Khan, is at the least curiosity arousing. Continue reading

Osumanu Adama won’t give up on world title dream

He may have lost a second world title fight in two years but Ghana’s Osumanu Adama insists all is not lost and he can still realise the childhood dream of becoming a boxing world champion.

Adama,now 22-4, 16 KOs suffered the most annihilating defeat of his 12 year professional career last Saturday night in Monte Carlo following a round 7 technical knockout loss to IBO and WBA Super Middleweight king, Gennady Golovkin.
It was also the first time the Ghanaian nicknamed Machine Gun has ever been stopped in the ring but Adama remains unfazed, steadfastly maintaining his belief of claiming world championship glory before he retires.

“It was a disappointing loss but I will be back and I know I can get a world title shot again, I have agood feeling it will happen. I lost but it’s not the end of the world, I can still become world champion. I have to fulfill my dream,” Adama told this writer exclusively from his Joliet, Chicago base early Monday morning. Continue reading