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Roger Mayweather: Pacquiao needs to beat Bradley to create interest for Floyd fight

 Roger Mayweather: Pacquiao needs to beat Bradley to create interest for Floyd fightTrainer Roger Mayweather believes that for Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) to attract a lot of interest in a Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight in the future, he needs to defeat WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s).

Roger thinks a win over Bradley will get boxing fans excited for the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout because Roger thinks that fans really like Bradley. I’m not sure if that’s actually the case, to tell you the truth. A win over Pacquiao over Bradley would say about as much as a win for Pacquiao over Brandon Rios. There are better fighters at 147 than Bradley, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he were knocked out if he were to ever face Ruslan Provodnikov again. Continue reading

Bellew-Stevenson tonight: Will Tony be KO victim #20 for Adonis?

 Bellew Stevenson tonight: Will Tony be KO victim #20 for Adonis?Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) looks to be headed for a knockout loss tonight against WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (22-1, 19 KO’s) in their fight at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson has been knocking guys out left and right lately, and it would seem that the tall, upright Bellew would be the perfect opponent for Stevenson to KO tonight to add his 20th knockout to his growing number of knockouts on his resume.

Bellew has done a great job of drawing attention to the fight with his hyperbolic statements, but at the end of the day he probably will end up getting knocked out quicker than Stevenson’s other recent opponents have. Bellew hasn’t been looking that great lately in his fights against Isaac Chilemba, Roberto Bolonti and Edison Miranda. Those were all fights that were more difficult than they should have been for a fighter ranked as high as Bellew, but they ended up being hard fights for him. He’s not coming into this fight from anything impressive. His win over Chilemba in his last fight was more of a clinching affair than a fight where meaningful punches were thrown by Bellew. Continue reading

Canas and Ramirez victorious on Hitz’s Black Wednesday card

 Canas and Ramirez victorious on Hitzs Black Wednesday card Photo: Tom Barnes/Hitz Boxing – An electric Black Wednesday crowd got more than their fill of pre-Thanksgiving action during Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” Wednesday night in Hammond, IN.

In the six round main event, light welterweight Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (9-1-1, 3 KOs) beat the always tough Genaro “G” Mendez (7-2-1, 4 KOs) by majority decision. The two former sparring partners traded punches through the match.

“I wanna be a champion, Chicago’s champion,” said Canas after the fight. “I am looking at big things guys.” Continue reading

Froch seems to be leaning towards career finale in Vegas, Groves says he’d stop Froch in six-rounds in a rematch

 Froch seems to be leaning towards career finale in Vegas, Groves says he’d stop Froch in six rounds in a rematchThe fallout over last weekend’s epic yet controversial Carl Froch-George Groves fight continues. Amid reported death threats aimed at referee Howard Foster – who, as if you didn’t know, halted the fight in the 9th-round, instantly coming under fire from just about everybody, the feeling being that he halted the action prematurely – fans continue to talk about a possible rematch between the two British rivals.

Fans also continue to either praise Groves and have a go at Froch, or, is some cases, praise both fighters. But you will be hard pressed to find anyone who is entirely satisfied with what went down in Manchester last Saturday. The only way to end the controversy, the thinking goes, is to get Froch and Groves back in the ring ASAP. But it’s almost never that simple in boxing. Continue reading

Przemyslaw Opalach headlines Warriors Night 2 boxing show Dec 20 in Accra

 Przemyslaw Opalach headlines Warriors Night 2 boxing show Dec 20 in AccraThe quest to enshrine Ghana as the hub of boxing on the African continent swings into full gear on December 20 when Alex Ntiamoah Boakye’s Box Office Sports Promotions in collaboration with Union Sports Promotions headed by Nana Ampofo present the Warriors Night 2 boxing show headlined by a fight between two foreigners in Accra.

The epic night of boxing scheduled for the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium has top on the bill the clash for the IBF International Super Middleweight Championship over 12 rounds featuring Przemyslaw Opalach of Poland against Tanzanian Maisha Samson. Opalach is being managed by Dalibor Ban, a German with Croatian origin, also a former manager of Uensal Arik, a German who fought on Box Office Promotions’ bill here in Ghana in the year 2011. Now he eyes the IBF International title but standing between the Polish boxer and history is the Samson, the pride of Tanzania. Continue reading

Showtime-Top Rank to talk Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

 Showtime Top Rank to talk Mayweather vs. PacquiaoBy Sal Arteaga: Showtime Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza has turned the television network into boxing’s premier broadcast by producing high quality boxing events. He’s done so by attracting top level talent none bigger than pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO’s) who signed an exclusive six fight deal with the network.

Four fights remain in the Showtime-Mayweather contract. The next fight is scheduled for May 3rd against likely opponent Amir Khan, to be followed by a September 13rd bout against a to be determined opponent. One name seems to have reemerged once again as a possible candidate– Manny Pacquiao (55-5, 38 KO’s). After his dominant victory over two division champion Brandon Rios (31-2, 23 KO’s), the Filipino superstar along with his promoter (Top Rank) made it known they would like to challenge the pound-for-pound king. Continue reading

Mundine All Class in Stoppage Victory over Mosley

 Mundine All Class in Stoppage Victory over MosleyAnthony ‘The Man’ Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) was in full flight in his six round stoppage victory over future hall of famer ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) at the AllPhones Arena in Sydney, Australia last night.

In the 50th fight of his career and having long sought to fight a marquee name in the sport, it was clear from the opening bell the 38 year old Australian was out to put on a performance to get the boxing world’s attention.

Mundine possessed a significant size advantage, with his six centimetre height advantage to Mosley looking quite imposing. Upon commencement, Mundine took the centre of the ring and was looking to stalk Mosley. Continue reading

Mundine dominates Mosley

 Mundine dominates MosleyBack spasms saw stopped multi time world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) for the first time in his glorious twenty year career in his bout with Anthony “The Man” Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) at the All Phones Arena in Sydney, NSW on Wednesday night.

Mosley was ruled out by Doctor Lou Lewis and referee Raul Caiz senior but the three division titlist was being dominant by an impressive Mundine who put on his best display since edging Daniel Geale in 2009.

As in his bouts against Vernon Forrest, the shorter American, who had a two centimetre reach advantage, had trouble with get Mundine’s left lead and was forced to fight mostly going backwards. Coming down from 168 pounds in 2008 , Mundine’s size and strength was evident as he bullied Shane both outside and in close. Continue reading

Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah Interview Transcript

 Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah Interview TranscriptZab Judah: Training camp has been fun. We had a great training camp here in Las Vegas and a lot of good public relations and I’m just excited to come back home and be crowned the king of BK.

Paulie Malignaggi: It’s a pleasure being on with everyone once again. I really look forward to mixing it up with Zab and hopefully we get a record crowd for Brooklyn at Barclays Center. I know he’s got a lot of support in Brooklyn and I know I have a lot of support in Brooklyn. We have a great supporting cast on the undercard and I think this card has the potential to be the best card that Barclays Center has put on yet, and we’ve had some great cards there. Hopefully, like Richard said, we get a good crowd. I would like it to be a sell-out card. I think it is going to be the most spectacular card that has been at Barclays yet. I look forward to mixing it with him and seeing who really is the king of Brooklyn for this generation and I’ve prepared very well for that.

Q: Dan Rafael ESPN- Hello guys- good to talk to you today. I’d like you both to answer. You guys are both from Brooklyn in the same weight class. When did you start to think this fight would happen? Continue reading

Mundine stops Mosley, becomes the first man to do so – “The Man” calls out Mayweather!

 Mundine stops Mosley, becomes the first man to do so   “The Man” calls out Mayweather!Moments ago in Sydney Australia, Anthony Mundine forced Sugar Shane Mosley to retire on his stool after six-rounds. Mosley, far past his best at age 42, claimed he had injured his back and remained in his corner after the 6th. Mundine, now 45-5(27) made something of a statement in the rearranged fight by becoming the very first man to halt the former multi-weight ruler and future Hall of Famer.

Mundine, the four-years younger man, was too big and strong for the slow-looking Mosley. Dominating with his jab in the early going, Mundine had to take some good shots from Mosley in the 4th-round, a good action round that saw “The Man” also shake Mosley. Mundine dominated the 5th and 6th-rounds, before the retirement from Mosley. Continue reading

David Price vs Evgeny Orlov on Dec 14

 David Price vs Evgeny Orlov on Dec 14The rebuilding process begins for David Price (15-2, 13 KOs) on December 14 when he travels to Neubrandenburg, Germany to face Evgeny Orlov (14-12-1, 10 KOs).

‘‘I am excited to be starting this new chapter in my career,’’ said Price. ‘‘My training with Adam (Booth) has been going really well. We have made some changes in the gym and been working on a few different things for this fight. Come fight night people will see these changes in my performance.

‘‘My opponent Orlov is a tough guy so I am not taking anything for granted but I have seen him in training camps and watched him fight so I know what I need to do to beat him. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get the ball rolling.’’ Continue reading

Left Hook Lounge Radio – Live at 9ET/6PT TONIGHT!!!!

Left-Hook Lounge Radio goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT, as EastSideBoxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace, Andre Gant, and Francisco Guzman take a look back at Manny Pacquiao’s strong performance over Brandon Rios, as well as shocking reports out of the Philippines that Manny Pacquiao’s $18M purse has been withheld in light of a $50M tab owed to the Philippine tax services.

The fellas will also take a look ahead at the Goldenboy Cards set to close out the 2013 calendar year! It’s gettin’ hot, ladies & gents, and Left-Hook Lounge Radio is about to make it hotter! Call in live at 949.943.1665! Or follow this link to hear what they think!

The Pugilist KOrner: Virgil Hunter, Austin Trout, Glen Tapia, Donovan George, Keandre Gibson, and Mike Jimenez

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents elite level trainer Virgil Hunter, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt“ Trout, Junior Middleweight prospect Glen Tapia, Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb” George, Junior Welterweight prospect Keandre Gibson, and Super Middleweight prospect Mike Jimenez on tonight’s two hour episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

It’s a privilege to welcome elite level trainer Virgil Hunter back to the Pugilist KOrner. The always astute boxing mentor will discuss his pound for pound fighter’s dominant performance over previously undefeated Edwin Rodriguez on November 16th, as well as the status of his soon to be Welterweight star from Bolton, Lancashire, Amir Khan. Continue reading

Randall Bailey notches 44th career win

Three-time, two-division world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (44-8, 37 KOs) returned to the ring last Saturday night in Tampa for his first fight in 13 months, defeating Ecuador welterweight Humberto “Bam Bam” Toledo (41-11-2, 25 KOs) by way of an eighth-round disqualification for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International belt.

Bailey battered Toledo from the opening bell right up to the bizarre ending, in which Toledo suddenly and surprisingly took a knee in the middle of the ring, only to get back up and get disqualified for pushing referee Frank Santore, Jr. into the ropes.

“I wasn’t really surprised because I saw the way he was responding in the first couple of rounds,” Bailey explained. “I was hitting him hard and often and he was looking to the referee to find a way out of the fight. The ref wasn’t cooperating with him, so in the eighth round, he took a knee, jumped up and pushed the ref.” Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly withdraws from Daniel Ammann bout with back injury

 Nathan Cleverly withdraws from Daniel Ammann bout with back injuryFormer WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly has had to withdraw from his comeback fight at the Copper Box Arena this Saturday due to a back injury.
 
The Welsh star was making his long awaited return to the ring against Australian Daniel Ammann for his first fight in the cruiserweight division with the Vacant Commonwealth title on the line.
 
Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora still headlines the show when he defends his WBO International title against Ondrej Pala with the Vacant WBA International title also on the line, with London super-middleweight star Frank Buglioni challenging for his first title – the Vacant WBO European Championship, plus a cracking showdown between Bradley Skeete and Colin Lynes for the Vacant English Welterweight title. Continue reading

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