After a successful debut last Saturday night in primetime on NBC, the (PBC) Premier Boxing Champions will make its Spike TV debut this Friday night for what will become a monthly boxing series on the network. The main event features a classic back-against-the-wall matchup that should produce an entertaining scrap. The card will take place in Ontario, California, from the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The co-feature matches former welterweight champion Shawn Porter versus hungry contender Roberto Garcia.
Andre Berto was an HBO sweetheart after he climbed the ranks from prospect, to contender, and eventually champion. Every step of the way he looked every bit the part sporting elite hand speed and plenty of punching power. Continue reading
Training camps have ended, the boxers have weighed in, so all that’s left to do for Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez and Andre “The Beast” Berto is to meet inside the ring for their highly anticipated 12-round fight Friday night from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Continue reading
The launch of “Premier Boxing Champions” on Spike TV features a can’t-miss double main event on Friday, March 13 from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. including with a welterweight showdown between hard-hitting Andre “The Beast” Berto (29-3, 22 KOs) and the electrifying Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (33-6, 19 KOs), fighting in front of his hometown fans.
The first main event of the evening will see the return of former welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (24-1, 15 KOs) facing off against the dangerous Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs). Continue reading
New York, NY, Jan. 22, 2015 – For the past decade, Spike TV has been a prime destination for combat sports on cable, most recently with Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing. Now, Spike is expanding its combat sports roster and is getting into the ring with a monthly primetime boxing series “Premier Boxing Champions.” The new series will debut Friday, March 13 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Spike TV has entered into a multi-year agreement to present the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series each month for free on Fridays. The network will create compelling monthly shoulder programming for each fight that will help showcase the next generation of boxing stars and energize the sport’s fan base. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – A decorated group of boxing stars met over the weekend to discuss the Black Out Boxing movement and their opinions on what could and should be done to address the issues facing communities across the country. Continue reading
Adrien “Problem” Broner 29-1 (22KO), comfortable in his Cincinnati, OH backyard, took a while to soften up Emmanuel Taylor 18-3 (12KO). The Problem child pulled away in the last quarter, topping off things for his fans by dropping Taylor with a hard left uppercut in the last round at the U.S. Bank Arena. Broner got what he wanted, a big win over a tough opponent. In a way, Taylor got what he wanted too. He proved his critics wrong by putting on a better showing than they thought possible.
Taylor’s early aggression kept the fight close. He prevented Broner from using his jab. Broner was limited to his “check hooks”, most of which missed or were blocked. Broner and Taylor both landed good body shots, but Broner’s had more mustard on them. Showtime announcer Paulie Malignaggi remarked on the quality of the action, stressing both men were technically sound and demonstrating a lot of skill. The fouls and dirty tactics were held to a minimum, and referee Randy Jarvis held a relatively easy time of it. There were a few warnings here and there for use of the elbow and occasional holding. Continue reading
It was an early birthday present for Andre Berto in the opening bout on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, with the former welterweight world champion bouncing back from a lengthy layoff and shoulder surgery with a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Steve Upsher.
The bout was scored 99-91 by all three judges.
Berto, who turns 31 on Sunday, showed no lingering signs of discomfort following after nearly 14 months out of the ring after suffering a shoulder injury in July, 2013 against Jesus Soto Karass. Continue reading
CINCINNATI (Aug. 29, 2014) -Former welterweight world champion Andre Berto will open the
three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast on Saturday, Sept. 6 from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio against upset-minded veteran Steve Upsher of Philadelphia in a 10-round welterweight bout, live on SHOWTIME immediately following
“ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ Episode 2 premiere at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. Continue reading
(OAKLAND, CALIF.) – Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) and his team are preparing to close training camp on Monday and head to Cincinnati for his 2014 debut. The 30-year-old will take on Steve Upsher Chambers (Philadelphia, Pa.) in welterweight action in his first bout since suffering a significant shoulder injury in his last outing on July 27, 2013.
Berto will return to the ring on the eve of his 31st birthday and the 2004 Haitian Olympian plans to show boxing fans what they’ve been missing in his absence. Continue reading
Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) will be making a comeback next month against little known Steve Upsher Chambers (24-3-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the Adrien Broner vs. Emmanuel Taylor card at the U.S. Bank Arena, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Berto, 30, hasn’t fought since last year when he was stopped in the 12th round by Jesus Soto Karass on July 27th, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Berto tore a tendon in his right shoulder in the 2nd round of that fight when Soto Karass blocked one of his right hands. Continue reading