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Jennings vs. Koval

Adamek-Walker, Cunningham-Gavern, Jennings-Koval quotes

(Photo Credit to Kamil Krzaczynski) Kathy Duva, Promoter and Main Events CEO: “This the first time a US broadcast of any fight from Main Events is going to be on WealthTV. WealthTV has recently dipped its toe into the boxing world, we are very happy about that. They are particularly interested in the heavyweight division so that makes make us very happy too because as you can see we know a lot of heavyweights!”

“In Poland the fight will only be available on PPV. Due to scheduling problems Polsat and Canal Plus will not carry the fights. The pay-per-view will be available for purchase on N Platform, UPC, Multimedia, Vectra, INEA, Netia IPTV, SGT SA, TOYA, Asta-Net, Antserwis-Walcz and Antserwis-Pila. The four-bout card will also be shown in Multikino cinemas throughout Poland.”

“As always Jolene Mizzone, our matchmaker, and Russell Peltz, our matchmaking consultant, have outdone themselves with this card. It really jumps out at me because every single fight on the card is very interesting.”

“In the first fight at 2PM which will only be seen in the arena, we have two young fighters who have both agreed to step up. A classic matchup between not just these two young fighters, but also their trainers. In the red corner you are going to see the great Nassim Richardson and in the blue corner you are going to see the great Don Turner. Karl “Dynamite” Dargan from Philadelphia, 10-0 with 5 KO’s, is in the red corner with Nassim Richardson, and has been training in Steve Cunningham’s camp. Continue reading

Adamek-Walker, Cunningham-Gavern, Jennings-Koval battle it out in loaded card on September 8th

NEWARK, NJ – On September 8th, Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center will be the site of an old-fashioned, Saturday afternoon fight card that figures to be a real afternoon delight for boxing fans. Can It get any better than this for a boxing fan? Just like in the good old days of the sport, the show is loaded – top to bottom. And unlike some anemic modern day boxing events, this one has no shortage of stars, competitive battles, or important matchups. Even better, boxing fans can come watch the fights in the afternoon, and be home long before two scheduled West Coast fights begin on cable TV that evening.

The NJ event, which is titled the “Ironbound Throwdown”, could have easily been named the “Ironbound Throwback”, given the quality and quantity of the scheduled bouts. The show is highlighted by not one, not two, but a trio of hard-hitting heavyweight fights that include ranked contenders battling toward a title shot.

Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, defends his IBF North American Heavyweight Title against power-puncher Travis “Freight Train” Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs. The Polish star is a former two-time world champion, and will not settle until he wins his third crown in as many weight divisions. An impressive victory over Walker could land Adamek another shot at one of the Klitschko brothers for that elusive third belt. However, Walker, has the size and the punch to pull the upset.

Former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, enters the dangerous waters of the heavyweight division for the very first time in the 10-round co-feature. Many fighters have lived to regret moving up with the big boys, but Cunningham can’t be bothered with those concerns and is focused on slaying the big prey of the division. He’s been on the prowl for a rematch with Adamek since their epic meeting in 2008, but his opponent on this day, Jason “The Sensation” Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs, will do his best to convince Cunningham that he doesn’t belong at heavyweight. Gavern is rugged and capable of seriously testing Cunningham. Continue reading

Cunnigham, Jennings and Dargan quotes

(Photo Credit Carlos Suarez Jr. FightImages.com) PHILADELPHIA – In preparation for their afternoon fights on September 8th at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, three Philadelphia fighters participated in an open media workout at the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym in West Philly.

Leading the way was two-time world cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, who will make his debut as a heavyweight on the September 8th card. Much attention has been paid to Cunningham’s weight since his 10-round fight with Jason Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs, was announced.

Cunningham expects to fight at 208 pounds, and all eyes will be on him to see if he can make the adjustment to the heavyweight division and compete effectively against bigger opposition. Gavern should have at least a 20-pound weight advantage over Cunningham when the bell rings.

“Here we go back to the bible again,” Cunningham said. “David & Goliath. These are stories that I grew up on. That’s just my mind set. I’ve fought guys bigger than me before. It’s the same mindset. Win. Win at all costs, do your best, work hard, and let the chips fall where God wants to place them.”

“It’s still going to be the same Cunningham (at heavyweight),” he continued. ” I just know how to be me. I’m going to work hard. Work hard in training, and I’m going to give my all in the fight.” Continue reading