Oscar De La Hoya:
Thank you very much, everyone. To all the media who is participating, we are extremely, extremely excited to announce today, an upcoming fight on June 20th live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada: Lemieux vs. N’Dam. They will be fighting for the IBF vacant Middleweight World Title, and we are extremely proud to announce that this event is being presented by Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Evenko. Continue reading
There have been some problems getting this fight together, promotionally – and with the rankings systems – but it would finally appear that the big punching Canadian David Lemieux (33-2, 31ko) and teak-tough Frenchman Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18ko) are finally going to get it on – June 20, in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
For the French-Canadian fans it will certainly be a huge affair and a great fight stylistically with this fight representing the new Golden Boy Promotions signing attempting to make the jump from serious contender to bone-fide world champion. Continue reading
The picture at middleweight is largely dominated by four-weight world champion Miguel Cotto and long time WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin. The third man in the division has to be seen as Andy Lee after his thrilling KO of previously undefeated Matt Korobov to win the vacant WBO share of the title. Therefore the IBF title, even if it was held by someone, wouldn’t hold much weight in the middleweight picture right now as that individual would be the fourth place champion on the list, and until a unification takes place it is not likely that they would have the opportunity to move up. Continue reading
Espn2 Friday Night Fights is back, but not for the season, rather a double dip of sorts that kicks off Wednesday night in Southern California at the Barker Hangar. The winner of Wednesday’s bout will be in line for a title shot facing the winner of Wednesday’s fight between Jermain Taylor and Sam Soliman, which will also be broadcasted by Espn.
A few years ago, and 8 pounds north of his current weight class, Curtis Stevens was on a path leading to nowhere fast on the world level. Stevens, known for his power in both hands, struggled mightily with the likes of Jessie Brinkley and Marcos Primera. Continue reading
Tomorrow night on a special edition of ESPN Boxing, Michael King of King Sports presents another great night of fights from Santa Monica, California. Featherweights Miguel Marriago (18-0, 16KO) and Christopher Martin (28-3-3, 9KO) open the telecast, followed by welterweights Frederick Lawson (22-0, 20KO) and Ray Narh (26-5, 21KO). The main event features an IBF middleweight title eliminator between Hassan N’Dam (30-1, 18KO) and Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20KO). Earlier this evening the fighter camps and media gathered for a brief press conference and the official weigh-ins.
Hassan N’Dam vs. Curtis Stevens, middleweights Continue reading
This Wednesday Oct. 1 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, King Sports will pit boxing’s highest-ranking middleweights (Hassan N’Dam 30-1 18 KOs and Curtis Stevens 27-4 20 KOs) against each other in a mandatory bout to earn a shot at the IBF Middleweight World Championship Belt, currently held by Sam Soliman (44-1 18 KOs). Continue reading
Brooklyn, NY: This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) will face Hassan N’Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) for the #1 position in the IBF. Over the last several weeks and months, he has stepped up his training camp routine to prepare for this fight and put himself in the best possible position to win on Oct. 1. Continue reading
Todd Grisham and analyst Teddy Atlas will be ringside describing the action for ESPN’s previously announced ESPN Boxing Special presented by Corona Extra airing live on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will feature a 12-round IBF eliminator between Middleweight contenders Hassan “El Fenómeno” N’Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs). The winner of the bout will earn the right to fight for the IBF Middleweight title, currently held by Australia’s Sam Soliman. The card is promoted by King Sports. Continue reading
ESPN2 will televise live the 12-round IBF eliminator fight between Middleweight contenders Hassan N’Dam (30-1 18 KOs) of France and Brooklyn, New York’s Curtis Stevens (27-4 20 KOs) as part of an ESPN Boxing Special on Wednesday, October 1, at 9 p.m. ET. The winner of the bout will earn the right to fight for the IBF Middleweight title, currently held by Australia’s Sam Soliman. Continue reading
Six of the eight featured fighters who will compete in Saturday’s highly anticipated, historic boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., participated in a media workout Tuesday at the Crunch Gym Lafayette in New York City.
The six – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, former World Champion and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales, WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, undefeated WBO Middleweight World Champion Hassan N’Dam, unbeaten number one rated WBO middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and former Two-Time World Champion Devon Alexander “The Great” – will participate in the four world title fights televised live on SHOWTIME®.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000. Doors open at Barclays Center at 4:30 p.m. The first live fight is at 5:00 p.m. Continue reading