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Vitali Shaposhnikov

Brandon Rios’s Fire Is Burning Hot

Boxing has a very diverse collection of characters willing to speak their mind, letting the boxing fans as well as the media know exactly what they think about the state of affairs around them. Brandon Rios has dedicated his time and efforts to progress in the sport of boxing, and he sure has gone far. With an impressive record of (31-1-1) with a 70% knockout rate, his only loss came in March of this [...]

Wladimir Klitschko Says He Plans On Keeping His “Boring” Style

The giant Ukrainian boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has taken the heavyweight division hostage. His smart and well seasoned approach to using his size as an advantage, popping his thundering long-reaching jab, he seems to be able to overcome his competition with certain ease and comfort in the ring. He is effective, there is no argument there. He is exceptionally smart and careful in the ring, at [...]

Povetkin’s Trainer Wants To Eliminate Help From America Before Fights

Alexander Povetkin’s trainer Alexandr Zimin has recently suggested that he doesn’t like the idea of having international boxing trainers helping out. “Overall I think that that future training camp will not change much, but the help of American specialists will be slimmed down; there is no effect from it. They ruined our entire effort. Trainers along with Stacey McKinley arrived three weeks [...]

Promoter of Klitschko vs. Povetkin Not Happy About How Fans Reacted

Before facing Alexander Povetkin, it was quite a while since Wladimir Klitschko was placed against a formidable opponent with the promise of an exciting match. Most of Wladimir’s opponents were written off by the boxing community before the first bell ever rang, similar to how Mike Tyson used to tune the boxing public to believe that the fight was never going to be competitive. That was [...]

Should Juan Manuel Marquez plan his retirement party?

Degrading physical attributes due to inevitable aging, is generally the main reason for fighters losing their fights and being forced into retirement. Some believe that it’s the boxing abilities that abandon a fighter first, but in reality, technical ability is more than just muscle memory, over time it gets hardwired into one’s brain and forgetting it requires a very long period of inactivity. [...]

Wladimir Klitschko Mentions Wilder As a Possible Future Opponent

The heavyweight boxing division is drowning. There is a clear lack of formidable competition for either of the Klitschko brothers, and as time goes on, the remaining tiny pool of fighters is becoming dangerously dry. After claiming a victory over Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko is back on the hunt for the next opponent. But who is there left to fight? David Haye will always linger as one [...]

Wladimir Klitschko Breaks His Sparring Partner’s Nose

For Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin, as well as many boxing fans, October 10, 2013 will be a date to remember. For both fighters this match will be one of their most significant ones, as not only is the championship on the line, but this kind of promotion is simply put, colossal. While most champions always train hard for their fights, there are those moments when they take their [...]

Robert Garcia: People Will See the Best Nonito Ever

When Nonito Donaire lost his fight against Guillermo Rigondeaux back in April, it was an unexpected outcome for most of the boxing fans. Not that everyone thought that Donaire would win, but none expected him to be dominated and toyed with the way Rigo was able to. After that loss, Donaire’s ‘Flash’ was gone, and his stock plummeted in the eyes of the boxing fans and the media. Everyone [...]

Producers of Being: Mike Tyson Give an In-Depth Glimpse Into the Documentary

I was given the opportunity to talk to the producers behind the documentary titled Being: Mike Tyson, which follows Mike in his travels as an on-stage performer around the county as well as internationally. The documentary will air this coming Sunday at 4:30 E.T. on Fox. Both guys, Steve Michaels and Andrew Fried, had a lot to say about the experience of working with Tyson. They talk about the coming [...]

Mike Tyson Exclusive Interview: Your Questions Answered

I have been a participating boxing fan, as well as somewhat of a journalist for a little over 15 years now. Being an admirer of the sport long before I started writing, as time went on, I had decided to try and get a little closer and really understand who these fighters were inside and outside of the fight scene. As I was able to successfully get more involved and become a candidate for media passes [...]

Mayweather’s Queue of Irrelevant Possible Opponents

Coming up with the title that I have used for this article wasn’t easy, simply because I wanted to get my point across without offending any fighter that I may mention as I continue. Unfortunately I don’t think that I succeeded at doing that, but phrasing it the way I did makes my theme as direct as I would like it to be. As soon as Mayweather Jr. effortlessly scratched Canelo off the list of [...]

Danny Garcia defeats Matthysse

Danny Garcia Fights For His 0, Successfully Earning Another W Unfortunately, despite heavy effort, the sports did not fly the way they were expected in this fight until the last couple of rounds. Both fighters had their moments, but it seemed that the urgency took charge in round 9-12, where both men went to work. Garcia lost his possible 1 point advantage for dropping Matthysse when that same [...]
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