Light-middleweight hotshots Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout traded verbal jabs ahead of their crunch Brooklyn world title showdown, live on BoxNation.
The pair were speaking ahead of this weekend’s highly anticipated bill, taking place at the Barclays Center in New York, and headlined by Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah, with the Brooklyn natives set to tussle for bragging rights.
Nevertheless, the stacked undercard features no fewer than three world title fights, with IBF welterweight ace Devon Alexander defending his belt against undefeated Shawn Porter and Sakio Bika putting his WBC super-middleweight crown on the line against hard-hitting Anthony Dirrell. Continue reading
LONDON (4 Dec) – BoxNation viewers are in for some festive fistic fun this December as the ‘Channel of Champions’ brings a bumper year to an end with some explosive Christmas crackers.
The world’s only dedicated subscription boxing channel will warm the cold night air this month with blazing bouts featuring the very best fights from across the domestic and international scene.
The holiday season gets off to a tremendous start this weekend when Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah battle for Brooklyn bragging rights as the borough’s biggest stars headline a mouth-watering fight card. Continue reading
London (28 Nov) – British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price will make his long awaited ring return next month, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
The Liverpool ace takes his first step back into the squared circle on December 14th in Neubrandenburg, Germany in an 8 rounder against Evgeny Orlov, as he looks to rebuild his career following back-to-back defeats against American heavyweight Tony Thompson. Continue reading
‘Hungry’ Chisora has his eyes on world title glory ahead of Pala battle this weekend live on BoxNation
– British heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora has earmarked 2014 as his breakthrough year when he will finally dethrone the Klitschko brothers and become world champion.
The 29-year-old, fighting out of Finchley, London, was speaking ahead of his WBO International title clash with Czech bruiser Ondrej Pala this weekend at the Copper Box Arena, a fight that also has the vacant WBA International title up for grabs.
‘Del Boy’ believes next year holds big things for him and that the experience which he has picked up over his last few fights will stand him in good stead, as he looks to take out other big name challengers vying for a shot at world title glory. Continue reading
LONDON (23 Nov) – Manny Pacquiao has revealed speed will be the key in overcoming Brandon Rios in his welterweight clash live this weekend on BoxNation.
The Filipino prizefighter who makes his eagerly anticipated ring return following his sensational knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez last December believes that the outcome will be decided on who lands first.
“I’m focusing on quickness, speed and some different techniques I can apply for his style,” said Pacquiao. “He’s a very aggressive fighter but I’m faster than him and speed and power will be the key to winning this fight. We chose Rios because he’s the best opponent for me and we can give an exciting action fight for the fans,” he added.
The ‘Fighter of the Decade’ also admitted that this was the best training camp of his career, as he prepares to go in with a fighter in Rios who never backs down and will be in front of him for as long as the fight lasts. Continue reading
LONDON (22 NOV) – David Beckham has flown into Macau to take up his ringside seat to show his support for the ‘inspirational’ Manny Pacquiao ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year.
The global icon has admitted that he is a ‘huge fan’ of the boxing superstar and has backed him to give the Philippine public something to cheer when he faces Brandon Rios live on BoxNation this weekend. Continue reading
Fans of technical excellence are in for a treat this Saturday evening when two of the world’s best schooled cruiserweights test their skills against each other at the Bamberg Arena in Germany.
Cuban exile Yoan Pablo Hernandez, now based in Halle, returns from a 14 month siesta (caused by a fractured left hand) to make an intriguing third defence of his IBF strap against fellow southpaw Alexander Alekseev of Uzbekistan.
Watch the whole bill live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation from 8pm Saturday evening (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). Join at www.boxnation.com
The 6ft 2in challenger was once one of the world’s most celebrated amateur talents, capturing European titles at both junior and senior level prior to landing gold at the 2005 World Seniors. Re-locating to Hamburg, Germany, he vaulted into the pros the following year, aged 25, but, rising through the ranks, endured a brace of inside schedule defeats albeit to future world champions Victor Emilio Ramirez (rtd9) and Denis Lebedev (co2). Continue reading
BoxNation to donate £2 from every new subscription this week to help Philippines disaster victims
Boxing’s biggest-ever money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could finally take place according to a key player behind the negotiations.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes the Filipino superstar, admitted to BoxNation that there is genuine will on his part to make the fight happen should Pacquiao overcome the relentless Brandon Rios in Macau, China this weekend.
The matchup between boxing’s two superstar names has long been mooted, ever since both men became household pay-per-view draws. Continue reading
Pacquiao fighting for Philippines amid strained relations ahead of showdown with ‘monster’ Rios live on BoxNation
LONDON (Nov 20) – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has vowed to do the Philippines proud when he takes on Brandon Rios amid strained relations between both camps.
The Filipino congressman for the Sarangani province was the coolest man on stage during the final press conference where animosity between both trainers from the altercation earlier in the day was still very much evident. Continue reading
To assess the huge Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios showdown on BoxNation this Sunday morning, boxing writer Glynn Evans spoke to reigning British welterweight king Frankie Gavin, a man who is himself on the cusp of world contention at 147lbs.
The Birmingham star puts his Commonwealth title on the line against Joseph Lamptey on December 21st at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and a win will see him enter 2014 with the European and a world title firmly in his sights. Tickets are available on 0844 248 1585.
Filipino legend Pacquiao once enjoyed parallel support alongside Floyd Mayweather in the debate to be considered the sport’s premier pound-for-pound practitioner. Continue reading