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The Pugilist KOrner: Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, Miguel Flores, Don Chargin, Jermall Charlo, and Hank Lundy

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents the new IBF Welterweight Champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter, two division world champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, undefeated Featherweight prospect Miguel Flores, Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week“ Chargin, undefeated Junior Middleweight prospect Jermall Charlo, and Junior Welterweight contender “Hammerin” Hank Lundy on tonight’s two hour episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.

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Kicking off tonight’s two hour program will be newly crowned IBF Welterweight Champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14 KOs). The talented Akron, Ohio native will discuss his impressive title winning effort against two division world champion Devon Alexander. “Showtime” will also discuss the landscape of the packed Welterweight division, as well as last Saturday night’s epic in San Antonio, Texas between Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana. Continue reading

“Marcos ‘El Chino’ Maidana” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “El Rey Chino” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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In the opening segment of the program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Marcos Maidana‘s inspired WBA Welterweight Championship winning performance against three division titlist Adrien “The Problem” Broner, which took place last night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. JK and Joseph will also talk about the future of both fighters, including the possibility of a fight between “El Chino” and “Money” May. Continue reading

WBA Interim Welterweight title holder Keith Thurman stops Jesus Soto Karass in nine

thurman67(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) In a very entertaining scrap, WBA interim Welterweight title holder Keith “One Time” Thurman slugged it out with hard-nosed fight veteran Jesus Soto Karass en route to stopping his fearless challenger in the ninth round of the scheduled twelve round championship contest.

Despite getting the hard earned victory, the heavily favored title holder was rocked and almost floored with a hard right hook from mid-range that caught Thurman flush on the jaw in the opening moments of the fight.

Although the defending champ regained his composure midway through the first stanza, Keith was forced to use lateral movement and show the underrated Mexican volume puncher some angles at a much earlier point in the fight than most had ever anticipated. Continue reading

Marcos “El Chino” Maidana shocks the world and becomes the new WBA Welterweight Champion

maidana5434In a clear candidate for “upset of the year” and “fight of the year”, Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) lifted the WBA Welterweight title from Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) in a thrilling twelve round unanimous decision victory.

In the opening round, it was all Maidana. The hard punching Argentine made his presence felt right away by dropping right hand bombs to the head of the three division world champion.

In the opening seconds of round two, Maidana floored Broner for the first time in his career with a hard right hand to the head. Although the defending champ beat the count, Marcos quickly swarmed all over Adrien and scrapped him with hard shots to the body and head. Continue reading

Leo Santa Cruz retains his WBC Super Bantamweight title with UD12 over Cesar Seda

santacruz1(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) At the world renowned Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) of Mexico, successfully defended his title against Cesar Seda of Puerto Rico, by outpointing the game 122 pound fighter for twelve entertaining rounds.

In the first round of action, both men landed hard leather to the body and head, attempting to prove their respective dominance. Although both fighters had their moments, Leo landed the harder more impactful shots in a very competitive opening stanza. Continue reading

Shumenov KOs Kovacs in 3

shumenov5(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) In the opening stanza, Shumenov made his presence felt in the closing seconds by drilling Kovacs with a short, compact left hook to the jaw that floored the tall, rangy title challenger. Although Tomas beat the referee’s count, the reigning champ created an immediate deficit for the Slovakian born fighter.

Midway through the second round, Shumenov landed a hard right hand that put Kovacs down a second time. Although Beibut was patiently stalking his prey, the defending champ was seemingly having his way with his overmatched opponent. Kovacs survived his way through the remainder of round two, but the momentum was clearly with the champ. Continue reading

“Danger Zone” weigh-in: Adrien Broner – 144.4, Marcos Maidana – 146.2

broner Maidana confront 1This afternoon from the Farmers Market in downtown San Antonio, Texas, WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana participated in the official preliminary weigh-in event and posed for the capacity filled venue of media members and fight fans.

On the eve of the highly anticipated main event of the evening, the defending champ seemed jovial and relaxed as he stepped onto the commission scale. Sporting a pair of shades, the reigning title holder began shadow boxing after he weighed in at a healthy 144.4 pounds.

When Maidana stepped onto the scale, “The Problem” began talking to the Spanish speaking Argentine fighter. Seemingly unphased by the inaudible banter, “El Chino” Maidana weighed in at approximately 146.2 pounds. Both men appeared to be full of energy and didn’t show any signs of dehydration. Continue reading

Trainer Rick Morones Jr: “Adrien Broner will KO Marcos Maidana”

broner 075Every great trainer throughout boxing’s storied history has insisted that fights are won and lost in the gym. If the age old adage is indeed true, former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana could be in serious trouble this weekend.

Throughout the entire week leading up to the eventual “gun fight” with the hard punching Argentine, three division world champion and current WBA Welterweight title holder Adrien “The Problem” Broner has been finalizing head trainer Mike Stafford’s game plan at the Team Morones Boxing Club in San Antonio, Texas.

Talented, young gym owner and trainer Rick Morones Jr. has been thoroughly impressed with what he’s seen from the Cincinnati, Ohio native during the days leading into the highly anticipated showdown.

“Adrien Broner is a beast,” claims the 28 year old boxing mentor. Continue reading

James Kirkland vs. WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade in 2014?

001AndradeIMG_7429After impressively knocking out formerly undefeated Junior Middleweight Glen Tapia this past Saturday night on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, could James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) be looking at an immediate title opportunity in 2014?

Current WBO 154 pound title holder Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) could be making his first defense against the Austin, Texas native according to the former Olympian’s co-promoter, Artie Pellulo of Banner Promotions.

“Yesterday I left a message for 50 Cent, Kirkland’s promoter, and offered them the opportunity to face Demetrius Andrade for his WBO Junior Middleweight title,” insists the twenty-five year fight promoter. “Demetrius has to defend his title against the WBO’s mandatory challenger, but I believe I can make this voluntary defense against James Kirkland first.” Continue reading

Andre Ward – 167.8, Edwin Rodriguez – 170

This afternoon at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Super WBA title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez weighed in at 170 pounds, two pounds over the Super Middleweight division limit of 168, while Andre “S.O.G.” Ward scaled in at a healthy 167.8 pounds.

The Dominican born fighter forfeits his eligibility to compete for the Super WBA 168 pound title.

Preliminary weights:

Sergio Mora 161 vs. Milton Nunez 160
John Molina 141 vs. Jorge Pimentel 142
Oscar Molina 153 vs. Carlos Sanchez 155
Charles Huerta 126 vs.Jonathan Arrellano 126
Brandon Gonzalez 167 vs. Jonathon Nelson 166
Juan Funez 126 vs. Carlos Gonzalez 129
DonYil Livingston 158 vs. Tony Hirsch 161
Justin DeLoach 154 vs. Robert Hill 154

Tomorrow night’s fight card is slated to take place at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California…the main event of the evening will be broadcast on HBO, with a start time of 10PM EST.