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Cassius Chaney: Life Lessons from NBA Star Baker

New London, CT: When heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney steps into the ring on July 25, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to face Edward Ramirez, in addition to his trainer Peter Manfredo, he will have his long-time mentor former NBA star Vin Baker in his corner. Baker has been Chaney’s mentor for more than ten years and their bond continues to grow stronger as Chaney seeks navigate the rough waters of professional boxing. Continue reading

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Media Workout Photos and Quotes

Oxnard, CA: Yesterday members of the media traveled to Oxnard, California to attend WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s open media workout in preparation for his upcoming IBF Mandatory match-up with Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi on HBO World Championship Boxing at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Below are select quotes from Kovalev and his manager, Egis Klimas:

SERGEY KOVALEV

On Nadjib Mohammedi

“What do I know about him? Believe me, not much. But I do know he’s very dangerous. He’s fast. He has stamina. He’s not stupid; he’s an intelligent fighter.” Continue reading

Mohammedi Media Workout Quotes – Kovalev vs. Mohammedi

Yesterday members of the media traveled to Big Bear Lake, California to The Summit for Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi’s open media workout in preparation for his upcoming IBF Mandatory match-up with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship live on HBO World Championship Boxing at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also in attendance was Main Events’ stablemate Sullivan Barrera who is fighting on July 25. Below are select quotes from Mohammedi and his trainer, Abel Sanchez: Continue reading

Training camp notes: Magomedov getting ready for Webster

Glendale, CA: On Friday, July 17 Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov (15-0, 9 KOs) will face Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (19-0, 10 KOs) on ShoBox live from Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This will be the toughest opponent the young 22-year old from Chekhov, Russia has faced to date. According to Magomedov’s trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, of the Glendale Fighting Club, “He is young, he is hungry, he trains very hard and he really doesn’t care who he fights, when he fights or what he is doing.” Continue reading

Mizzone Named Named NABF Matchmaker of the Year

San Francisco, CA: At their annual convention this weekend, the NABF will officially name Main Events’ matchmaker Jolene Mizzone their Matchmaker of the Year, along with Brad Goodman of Top Rank. Mizzone has been a staple at Main Events for close to two decades. She began as the company’s receptionist and steadily worked her way up to Vice President of Operations and Matchmaker. Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, “Jolene is the only woman in the world making championship-level fights. She’s a pioneer. She’s works so hard and has accomplished so much. She truly deserves this recognition and we are so happy to have her at Main Events. Congratulations, Jo!” Continue reading

Training Camp Notes: Mohammedi

Big Bear Lake, CA:

On July 25, 2015, Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) the current IBF #1 contender, will face WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on HBO World Championship Boxing. For the biggest fight of his career, Mohammedi will have world-renowned trainer Abel Sanchez in his corner. Abel is best known for his work with current WBA and WBC Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Continue reading

Kovalev and Klimas’ Journey to Greatness

On July 25, 2015 WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will defend his three world titles for the second time against IBF mandatory opponent Nadjib “Iron Djib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) but the road to success was not an easy one for him and his manager, Egis Klimas, who reflects on the journey. Continue reading

Special Father’s Day Ticket Code from Krusher

Las Vegas, NV: Brand new father, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will experience his first Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21 with his wife Natalia and their seven-month old son, Aleksandr, and to celebrate this momentous occasion he is offering fans for a limited time buy one, get one half off any ticket price category for his upcoming mandatory title defense against Nadjib “Iron Djib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) July 25 at Mandalay Bay. Continue reading