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Randall Bailey wants Keith Thurman or Maidana next; Jennings-Tupou

MIAMI (December 5, 2012) – Despite being 38 and coming off the loss of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title belt by decision to Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs), three-time, two division world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (43-8, 37 KOs) isn’t ready just yet to hang-up his gloves for good. To the contrary, the Floridian is looking for, as he calls it, a few real fights against the likes of fellow sluggers Marcos Rene Maidana or Keith Thurman. Continue reading

Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Ray Beltran on Thursday, December 6th in Las Vegas; Blackledge

PHILADELPHIA (December 5, 2012)—This Thursday a gigantic boxing weekend in Las Vegas kicks off with an important Lightweight tussle between two-world ranked fighters with major implications.

Exciting Ji-Hoon Kim (#3 IBF; #7 WBO) and Ray Beltran (#9 WBC) will fight a ten round battle for the NABF Lightweight crown that will be televised live from the Mirage Hotel on ESPN 2.

Kim of Goyang City, South Korea has a record of 24-7 with eighteen knockouts and is generally regarded and one of the most exciting fighters in the world. Continue reading

Braehmer vs. Gutknecht on February 2nd in Berlin, Germany; Smith vs. O’Meara

Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) believes that Juergen Braehmer´s (38-2, 30 KOs) time is over. Today the current European Light Heavyweight Champion and his mandatory challenger met for the first time since the announcement of their upcoming clash in Berlin on February 2. The all-German affair will take place at the Max-Schmeling-Halle and the winner will not only be able to call himself the King of Europe but also gets a crack at the WBO World Championship. Continue reading

Kessler-Magee final press conference

With three days to go until the Nordic Fight Night at Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning, Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) and World Boxing Association (WBA) Super-Middleweight Champion Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs) held a crowded final press conference at the venue to talk about Saturday´s showdown. Here is what the two camps had to say. Continue reading

Canelo Alvarez now interested in Austin Trout for May 4th, if Mayweather bout can’t be made

By Rob Smith: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is now reportedly interested in facing WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout on May 4th, if a bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. can’t get made. The Mayweather fight is the one that Canelo really wants most of all, and he said to the record.com.mx that his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions are attempting to put the Mayweather fight together for him. But if all else fails, Canelo said he’d be looking towards a fight with Trout.

Canelo said to the record.com.mx “Trout is a great fighter, and unbeaten and he beat Cotto, he’s left handed and very strong. He’s a complicated fighter and he would be fine for next May.”

Trout has been taking heavy criticism from boxing fans because his promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy said that Alvarez could still end fighting Miguel Cotto next in May despite the fact that Cotto was beaten soundly last Saturday night by Trout.
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Joe Hanks vs. Maurenzo Smith on Thursday, December 6th; Golovkin vs. Rosado

Costa Mesa, CA.: December 4, 2012, With the addition of undefeated heavyweight contender Joe Hanks to Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club OC show this Thursday, December 6th, boxing history will be made, as the show now will feature three undefeated heavyweights all with 10 or more wins, all on the same card, a first for the sport of boxing in California! Continue reading

Tonight on “The Pugilist KOrner”: Austin Trout, Gabriel Rosado, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, and Will Rosinsky

Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present current Regular WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout, #1 ranked IBF Junior Middleweight Contender “King” Gabriel Rosado, former World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight Champion and expert fight trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, and Super Middleweight Contender Will “Power” Rosinsky.

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“The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to welcome back #1 Ranked International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Middleweight Contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs). Continue reading

Cohen Sends Congratulations to Boxing’s Newest Star Austin Trout

Promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions sends his warmest congratulations to his fighter, WBA Super Welterweight World Champion and boxing’s newest superstar, Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-0, 14 KOs).

With the world watching last Saturday night, Trout scored a mostly one-sided unanimous (117-111, 117-111 and 119-109) decision over multiple world champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading