Philadelphia, PA: Tonight when Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4-0, 19 KOs) of Brooklyn, NJ and undefeated Tureano Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas square off at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, boxing fans will find out if Tureano can live up to all the smack talk he was throwing in Curtis’ direction at Wednesday’s press conference. Johnson said, “Come Friday night someone is going to get bitch-slapped. I am going to enjoy this but I cannot say the same for him. Let’s pray I don’t put him in the hospital.” Below is the scouting report for tonight’s ten round middleweight match-up between Curtis “Showtime” Stevens and Tureano Johnson: Continue reading
By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones, Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones
Atlantic City, NJ — This Friday, NBCSN’s Fight Night series travels to the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia (PA) and features a heavyweight clash between Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6, 12 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) for the USBA Heavyweight Championship. However, the co-feature of this Main Events promoted card, pitting Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4, 19 KOs) against undefeated prospect Tureano Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs), has “Fight of the Night” written all over it.
A product of Brownsville, Brooklyn, the 29-year-old Stevens has experienced his share of ups and downs since turning pro in 2004. From his early success as one-half of the “Chin Checkers,” to lackluster performances against Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs) and Jesse Brinkley (35-7, 22 KOs), Stevens has shown two qualities that often endear a fighter to his or her fan base: (1) resilience and (2) a desire to compete against boxing’s elite. Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA: Curtis “Showtime” Stevens took a relaxing vacation after his first round knockout of Patrick “The Machine” Majewski on January 24 at Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ and now he is faster, stronger, rested and ready to take on Tureano Johnson Friday, April 4 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Stevens, who vowed to stay busy this year, spent two weeks in Mexico and Jamaica following his fight at Resorts. However, even while he was having fun in the sun, he stayed in constant contact with Main Events’ Matchmaker Jolene Mizzone, “While I was away Jolene kept in contact with me. She asked me if I wanted to fight and I told her I was off for two years so now I want to get right back into it. I wasn’t playing around.” Continue reading
New Jersey (March 24, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions undefeated middleweight contender, Tureano Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs) is training hard for his upcoming bout with Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4-0, 19 KOs) taking place at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, April 4th. Johnson vs. Stevens, a ten-round bout, will be will be televised on NBCSN “Fight Night” as the co-feature to Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) vs. Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs). Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA: Less than three months after middleweight Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4-0, 19 KOs) knocked out Patrick Majewski in the first round at Resorts International Casino and Hotel, he will take on the undefeated Tureano Johnson (14-0-0, 10 KOs) at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, April 4th. The Stevens-Johnson ten round fight will be the co-feature on the NBCSN Fight Night card that features the heavyweight showdown between Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs). Continue reading
ATLANTIC CITY – The third season of Fight Night on NBC Sports Network opened with a nationally televised doubleheader from the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
In the main event, middleweight Curtis Stevens, 26-4, 19 KOs, walked right through Patrick Majewski, 21-3, 12 KOs, scoring three knockdowns in the opening round to win by TKO after only 46 seconds of action.
Stevens first dropped Majewski with a booming right. When Majewski got up, Stevens trapped him on the ropes and put him down again with a flurry of punches.
Finally a hard left hook knocked Majewski down for a third time and referee Lindsey Page waved the bout to an end.
Stevens said, “I tried not to think so much tonight and just come out here and let my hands loose. I let my hands go and you see what happens.” Continue reading
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT
RESORTS INTERNATIONAL CASINO AND HOTEL ATLANTIC CITY
6 Rounds – Cruiserweight
Sevdail Sherifi, Albania, 9-2-3, 8 KO’s, 198 lbs.
Venroy July, St. Catherine, Jamaica, 15-1-2, 6 KO’s, 198 lbs.
8 Rounds – Junior Middleweight
DeCarlo Perez, Atlantic City, 11-2-1, 4 KO’s, 156.5 lbs.
Wilky Campfort, Haiti, 15-1, 9 KO’s, 156.5 lbs. Continue reading
Atlantic City, NJ: This afternoon five fighters joined Main Events CEO Kathy Duva center stage to discuss Friday night’s fight on NBCSN Fight Night live from Resorts Casino and Hotel. Main event fighters Curtis “Showtime” Stevens and Patrick “The Machine” Majewski were joined by co-feature combatant Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu. Mchunu’s opponent Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola was not present because weather complications delayed his flight. Undercard fighters Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin and Robert Acevedo also participated live via Ustream to discuss Friday night’s big event. Continue reading
Stamford, Conn. – January 22, 2014 – NBC Sports Group kicks off its third season of Fight Night with the first top-level boxing matches of 2014 on Friday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s 2014 Fight Night action features a record eight matches – seven shows on NBCSN and one on NBC.
NBC Sports Group’s 2014 Fight Night Schedule (subject to change, all times ET): Continue reading
Main Events presents an exclusive glimpse into a day in the life of Curtis “Showtime” Stevens as he prepares to fight Patrick “The Machine” Majewski on NBCSN Fight Night at Resorts International Casino and Hotel, Superstar Theater, in Atlantic City, on Friday, January 24th. Experience an entire day in Curtis’ training camp, as well as a guided tour of the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up.
Middleweight contender Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, 25-4, 18 KOs, may have lost his last bout, a middleweight title challenge against the top 160-pounder in the world, Pound-for-Pound contender, and undefeated champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, but the Brooklyn-born knockout artist is ready to go right back to work Friday night in Atlantic City, NJ against tough Patrick “The Machine” Majewski, 21-2, 12 KOs. Continue reading