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Stieglitz vs. Abraham: Will the rubber match bring closure to this rivalry?

The fate of each fighter’s legacy is at stake this Saturday night when Robert Stieglitz takes on Arthur Abraham in what could be the final installment of a trilogy from the GETEC Arena in Germany.

Legacy is a word used quite often in sports. Peyton Manning’s legacy was the key talking point for pundits and fans alike in the lead up for the Super Bowl.

Nearly every time Lebron James looses a game in the playoffs or displays greatness, King James legacy is always being question and debated in the mainstream.

The legacy of boxers comes in all shapes and sizes. Some men go down as hall of famers, few become the best fighters of their generation, if remembered most boxers are seen as warriors respected for being a tough S.O.B. Continue reading

Marcos Maidana Will KO Floyd!

I”m putting myself out there and making a pretty bold prediction but I feel that Marcos Maidana is going to shock the world by knocking out Floyd Mayweather in the 11th round of their upcoming fight. I have three reasons for thinking this: Floyd hasn’t gotten any better and is slipping, Marcos Maidana has just the right style to beat Floyd, and finally, Maidana has sky high confidence! Continue reading

Danny Garcia & father/trainer Angel Garcia media workout quotes

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Philadelphia, PA (Feb. 26, 2014) – Undefeated Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs), of Philadelphia, and his father/trainer, Angel Garcia, hosted an open media workout on Wednesday at the DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia. Garcia is winding down preparations for his long-awaited debut to his native homeland and his world title defense against Maurcio Herrera (20-3, 7 KOs), of Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, March 15, in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In the SHOWTIME co-feature from Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, unbeaten knockout artist and American heavyweight hopeful, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (30-0, 30 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., faces veteran Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13 KOs) of Philadelphia. Continue reading

Salido vs. Lomachenko: “Boxing 411″ analysis and video presentation

Radio show host and ring announcer Joseph Herron joins talented, young trainer Rick Morones Jr. in this comprehensive video analysis of “Salido vs. Lomachenko”, as they break down the upcoming Top Rank, Inc. special event.

This Saturday night, March 1st, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBO Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido (40-12-2, 28 KOs) will defend his title against two time Olympic Gold Medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KOs).

In this very historic bout, the highly decorated and much younger fighter will be competing for a major world title in only his second professional outing against the hard nosed veteran and proven three time world champion.

After dominating and stopping rugged Featherweight contender Jose Ramirez in his pro debut, which took place on the undercard of the Top Rank PPV event, “Marquez vs. Bradley”, the Ukrainian born technician controversially put himself in line for the highly anticipated showdown with the Mexican born title holder. Continue reading

Abraham-Stieglitz battle it out in rubber match this Saturday in Germany

34-year-old former two division world champion Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KO’s) will have his career on the line this Saturday night in his rubber match against WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KO’s) at the GETEC Arena, in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

Abraham took a beating the last time he fought Stieglitz last year in March in Germany. Stieglitz didn’t do much to win the fight other than throw massive amounts of punches for three rounds until Abraham couldn’t continue due to a badly swollen eye in the 4th round. No secret: Abraham never learned to counter punch or to try and catch his opponents off guard after they’ve committed to a punch. Stieglitz used a primitive but highly effective attack-oriented style to get the better of him last year. It was like watching Aaron Pryor fight. Stieglitz didn’t take any breather’s from his bombardment of Abraham, and he punished him badly with head shots. Continue reading

Ricky Burns – Man of Steel

The polysemic name of Matchroom’s Saturday bill in Glasgow, ‘Man of Steel’, refers to the titanium plate inserted into the jaw of Ricky Burns and, by extension, to the sheer toughness of his character exhibited through his perseverance to hear the final bell as he battled through ten rounds with a broken jaw, courtesy of Raymundo Beltran during their last September bout, and followed by the absolute determination to get back in the ring after the mending operation and healing.

Nobody need once again to point out the obvious that Burns was extremely fortunate to have retained his title against Beltran with the decision of a draw, but it is worth noting that the WBO appointed judges for Saturday’s defence against Crawford will have this in mind and are likely to score many of the potentially close rounds to the American in order to prevent any further stigma of controversy and/or accusations of ‘hometown favouritism’; Continue reading

Quotes & Photos From Canelo Alvarez’s San Diego Media Workout

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) SAN DIEGO — (Feb. 25, 2014) – Several dozen television camera crews, newspapers and web reporters, photographers, (video) bloggers and fans were on hand to watch popular former WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez during his media workout at House of Boxing on Tuesday in San Diego.

With Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya looking on, Canelo worked out for a little over an hour. He shadow-boxed, hit the mitts, did calisthenics, worked the speed bag, smacked the heavy bag, did stretching exercises, posed for photos, signed autographs and conducted copious amounts of interviews, some in groups and others one-on-one, as traditional Mexican music blared in the background. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Joel Diaz, Jermall Charlo, “Iceman“ John Scully, Justin DeLoach, Kenneth Sims Jr., Eduardo Martinez, and Virgil Hunter

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

The two hour plus program will feature expert trainer Joel Diaz, IBF Junior Middleweight title challenger Jermall “Houston Hitman“ Charlo, former Light Heavyweight title challenger and expert trainer “Iceman“ John Scully, Welterweight prospect Justin DeLoach, Gary Shaw Promotions newly signed amateur standouts Kenneth Sims Jr. and Eduardo Martinez, and elite level trainer Virgil Hunter.

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

Marcos “El Chino” Maidana: The Right Choice

“All roads lead to Mayweather,” his Moneyness is fond of saying. The road trekked by Marcos Maidana has been long and hard, featuring crushing disappointments and inspiring, even surprising triumphs. His story reads like a Hollywood script. A rough and rugged Argentine fighter who spends years trudging and struggling in obscurity is suddenly thrust into the spotlight courtesy of murderous power in both hands and an unearthly toughness that would make the late great Arturo Gatti blush; and just like a Tinseltown scribe would pen, that long, hard and brutal road leads to the biggest name in sports and the greatest boxer of the age, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. Continue reading

Johnson KOs Velasquez to Keep His Comeback Alive

Former three time world champion, Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson once again went on the road to his opponents` backyard and fought on only two weeks notice, as he dominated Velasquez before he turned up his offensive prowess in the fourth round and punished him before a powerful overhand right sent Velasquez to the ropes, promoting his trainer, Roland Estrada to stop the bout at 1:59 in the round, giving Johnson the technical knockout victory.

“Home Sweet Home” was presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

“I wasn`t please with my performance because my timing was off and I wasn`t as sharp as I wanted because I didn`t have any sparring for this bout; however, I demonstrated good defense and power and more importantly I obtained the victory,” said Johnson.” Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio – 9ET/6PT

Left-Hook Lounge Radio goes live this evening, hosted by EastSideBoxing resident scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace, fight video phenom Andre Gant, and Latino boxing correspondent, Francisco Guzman! Tune in as the fellas preview Chavez vs Vera II, and breakdown the major announcement from Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather who’s now set to take on Argentinean Marcos Maidana! Call in live at 949.943.1665 or follow this link to hear what the fellas think! Continue reading

Chavez vs. Vera 2: “Boxing 411″ analysis and video presentation

Radio show host and ring announcer Joseph Herron joins talented, young trainer Rick Morones Jr. in this comprehensive video analysis of “Chavez vs. Vera 2”, as they break down the upcoming Top Rank, Inc. special event:

This Saturday night, March 1st, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KOs) will take on perennial contender Bryan Vera (23-7, 14 KOs) once again and attempt to silence his detractors by defeating “The Warrior“ from Austin, Texas, more definitively in this highly anticipated return bout.

On September 28th, the two fan friendly combatants initially squared off at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, in a ten round contest that resulted in a controversial unanimous decision victory for the heavily favored Chavez Jr. Continue reading

Amir Khan statement

BOLTON (Feb. 25) – Official statement from Amir Khan following the official announcement confirming that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather on Saturday 3rd May.

“Following the announcement by Floyd Mayweather that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3rd I would like to clarify my situation for my fans and members of the media.

“Despite having signed my part of the agreement to fight Floyd in early December, I’ve been preparing myself for some time that the match up with him wasn’t going to happen, as I announced on Twitter a few days ago. Therefore, this announcement did not come as a surprise. Continue reading

2 thousand tickets left for Canelo-Angulo fight on March 8th

In what you would have to interpret as a negative sign, former WBA/WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s March 8th fight against Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) still hasn’t sold out the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada despite having been on sale for quite some time. As you can see, there are still 2 thousand tickets remaining for the fight with a little less than 2 weeks to go before the bout. Considering that this fight is going to be sold on Showtime pay-per-view as well, this could mean that fight fans won’t be interested in purchasing it. Continue reading

Tomasz Adamek Gears Up to Face Young Challenger

Last November veteran Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (49-2-0, 29 KOs) was scheduled to take on the up-and-coming Ukrainian 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (16-0-1, 11 KOs) at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY when Adamek fell ill and had to pull out just days before the fight. Czar went on to face Garrett Wilson at Turning Stone and won via unanimous decision in ten rounds. Now on March 15, 2014 the much anticipated fight between the veteran Adamek and the young challenger, Adamek’s former sparring partner, Glazkov will finally take place at Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA and will be aired on NBCSN Fight Night starting at 9:00 PM ET. The fight represents a crossroads for both fighters: Adamek, 37, is facing questions about whether or not he is entering the twilight of his career and the undefeated Glazkov, 29, is taking on his first real challenge in the heavyweight division. The fight will be Adamek’s second defense of his IBF North American heavyweight title and an eliminator for the #2 position in the IBF heavyweight ratings . Continue reading