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Bute vs. Pascal postponed

Montreal, Tuesday, May 7th 2013 – Lucian Bute suffered an injury to his left hand that has forced the postponement of his May 25th bout vs. Jean Pascal. Lucian will undergo surgery this week to remove bone fragments from his hand and recovery is anticipated to take a few weeks. Continue reading

Abner Mares, Leo Santa Cruz and J’Leon Love Win On Mayweather/Guerrero Undercard

17Abner Mares dethroned defending WBC Featherweight World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon to win a world title in a third division. Mares (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) knocked down Ponce De Leon (44-5, 35 KO’s) twice en route to a ninth round (2:20) technical knockout victory.

Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz (24-0-1, 14 KO’s) put on a dominating performance in his first fight at 122-pounds, knocking down Alexander Munoz (36-5, 28 KO’s) three times en route to a fifth-round technical knockout win (1:05). The former IBF Bantamweight World Champion picked apart Munoz, a former world title challenger, in a scheduled 10-round bout that was never in doubt.

In the opening bout of the SHOWTIME PPV telecast, J’Leon Love (16-0, 8 KO’s) overcame the bout’s lone knockdown to score a 10-round split decision over the game Gabriel Rosado (21-7, 13 KO’s) by the scores of 97-92, 95-94 and 94-95. Continue reading

Broner: Malignaggi’s a clown with colored hair; I’m punching his nose red

Here are the quotes from the Adrien Broner – Paulie Malignaggi press conference:

Broner: “I know everybody is going to say what are you going to say, what is he going to say next. Me and Paulie gave a hell of a show at Danny Garcia’s weigh-in. I wasn’t going to say much, but I got here and decided to think differently. I’m going to give you a hell of a lot. June 22nd, he [Broner] is going to go up in weight, is he going to be strong, is he going to be fast enough to take on the world class, the world champion and heavy puncher, smart Paulie Malignaggi. Paulie is going to come and fight. He always comes to fight. He’s only been beaten by three guys, and those three guys were world champions. This will be his fourth loss, and will be by another world champion. At the end of the day, he is still going to be a world class fighter but he is just getting his ass [beat] by champions. I take this serious but he’s a clown. He’s going to come in with a lot of colors, with big feet and colored hair and I’m going to punch his nose red. Paulie’s nice, he’s a smart boxer; he’s got a hell of a jab. I call him the one-handed bandit. He never throw a right hand before ever. He’s going to throw a lot of jabs, hooks, run around the ring, but on June 22nd he’s going to wish there was a corner he could run to. There’s only four corners. You can’t run around the whole fight. You know with Paulie, once he starts running his shorts start falling off and his [hair] do starts sweating down and his colors start draining down his face mixing with blood making yellow and green colors. You know it’s going to get ugly. I’m serious. I will bring a guest who is one of my closest friends now. She’s Jessica Well, ‘Jess’ as he used to call her, is her ex-girlfriend, but she is my sweetheart now. She told me some things. I don’t know if I should, since it was he-said/she-said. Maybe you [Paulie] should do more push-ups. Maybe God didn’t bless you with power. Long story short, they broke up. Paulie wasn’t hitting it hard enough and now she is with a heavy hitter.” Continue reading

EPIX Alert! Klitschko 249 lbs / Pianeta 240 lbs

wlad#2(Photo credit: K-MG) In previewing this Saturday’s big fight in Las Vegas, please mention World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO (59-3, 51 KOs), of Ukraine, in his 2013 debut, will be making title defense No. 14 in his current seven-year reign as heavyweight kingpin, against undefeated Top-10 contender and cancer survivor Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs), of Italy. “Dr. Steelhammer” will also be going for his landmark 60th professional victory.

The fight will take place this Saturday and will be televised live from SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany to the U.S. exclusively on EPIX, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT. It will also be streamed live on at the same time, and will include a free two-week trial for fans. Continue reading

Top Canadian Prospects Norrad and Brewer See Action This Saturday in Shediac, New Brunswick

Shediac, New Brunswick – On Saturday, May 11, Canadian cruiserweight champion Chris Norrad (11-0-0, 6KO) and undefeated light middleweight Brandon Brewer (6-0-1, 3KO), two of the Canada’s top pugilistic prospects, will show their stuff in Shediac, New Brunswick, as the main attractions for Fightin’ Fisherman Promotions presents “Shediac Fight Fest.’’ Continue reading