After coming close to world championship glory in 2014, Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs), a former United States amateur standout, delivered on his promise in impressive fashion Saturday night, knocking out defending champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs), of Mexico City, in the fourth round in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader promoted by DiBella Entertainment at The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort.
In the co-feature on SHOWTIME®, undefeated Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs) of Houston, won a close, unanimous 10-round decision over Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KOs), of Glendale, Calif., in a clash of top-five ranked super welterweights. There were no knockdowns in a bout scored 97-93 and 96-94 twice. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2015) – Two days before their important fights live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), this Saturday, March 28, hard-hitting WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan participated in the final press conference at The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
In the second half of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader, the hard-hitting Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs), of Mexico City, will defend his WBC Featherweight World Title against talented once-beaten Russell (25-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md. Continue reading
Thank you, operator. Thanks, everyone, for calling in. We have a great call this morning and this afternoon actually here on the East Coast to talk about the March 28 SHOWTIME show, CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Show, featuring Jhonny Gonzalez, Gary Russell, Jr. and Jermell Charlo against Vanes Martirosyan. We have all the fighters joining us today on the call. We will start with Jermell and Vanes. But, before we get to the fighters, I’d like to introduce Chris DeBlasio, Vice President of Communications for SHOWTIME Sports to fill you in a little bit about the fight. Chris? Continue reading
Vanes Martirosyan is going to be taking on Jermell Charlo in March to determine a legitimate threat in the super welterweight division. It wouldn’t be surprising if the winner of this fight were to land a super fight somewhere down the line against the likes of Saul Alvarez or a title fight vs someone like Demetrius Andrade or Cornelius Bundrage. Continue reading
2014/2015 Previews & Reviews: Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne, Demetrius Andrade, Mikey Garcia, Abner Mares, Jermell Charlo, & Felix Verdejo
2014 was simply a continuation of the pattern Klitschko has seen for quite some time now. Two unknown opponents, two more victories, and two more defenses of a title that he’s rarely been tested for. While critics will jump at the chance to tear down this ‘great wall’ of talent, the truth is that no talent can choose the era in which they dominate.
Wladimir unfortunately came along at a point where the talent pool in the heavyweight division is about as tough as that last ply of toilet paper on the roll. No fault of his own, which has to mean something when scanning over his lifeless resume. 2015 could offer a few interesting twist, as suddenly, the heavyweight division has received a shot in the arm that few saw coming. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a big “Cobra vs. St. George” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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Throughout the first thirty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about Adonis Stevenson’s unanimous decision victory over Andrzej Fonfara, and a potential unification bout with Bernard Hopkins later this year. JK and Joseph will also breakdown this weekend’s huge fight card at Wembley Stadium, which will feature current IBF/WBA Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch and hard punching title challenger “St. George” Groves in the main event of the evening. Continue reading
After a weekend filled with NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft and a Heavyweight title fight, the Sport Swami has finally recovered and is ready to get back on the horse. This week the Swami welcomes three rising prospects and a world champion as well as a Boxing recap and Bellator 120 PPV preview. Its two hours of boxing and MMA action only on Wavlite.com presents; LAST CALL on http://www.cyberstationusa.com/. This week’s guests include; Continue reading
“Mikey Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Jermell Charlo, Bryant Jennings, and Curtis Stevens” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “HBO and Showtime” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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In the opening segment of the program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss this weekend’s action from Washington DC and New York City. James and Joseph will examine the winning efforts of Mikey Garcia, Lamont Peterson, Jermell Charlo, Bryant Jennings, Curtis Stevens, and many other talented fighters who were in competion this weekend. Continue reading
This is a special delight because it’s the first conference call of the New Year, and we’re excited today to talk about the first Golden Boy Promotions show on SHOWTIME of the year, which will take place Saturday, January 25 at the DC Armory in Washington D.C., a big show with Lamont Peterson and Dierry Jean and also with Jermell Charlo and Gabriel Rosado. We have all four guys available today to talk to you, but we will first start with Jermell and Gabe. And in order to make the proper introductions and talk a little bit more about the show I’d like to introduce Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions. Richard? Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Sugar Hill, Joel Diaz, Lamont Peterson, Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Sr., and Bruno Escalante
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents Kronk Gym trainer Javan “Sugar“ Hill, Timothy Bradley trainer Joel Diaz, IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson, Junior Welterweight prospect Jermell Charlo, expert trainer and boxing mentor Gary Russell Sr., and Super Flyweight prospect Bruno “Aloha Kid” Escalante on tonight’s two hour episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.
It’s a privilege to welcome Kronk Gym trainer Javan “Sugar” Hill to the Pugilist KOrner. The hungry young boxing mentor will discuss Adonis Stevenson’s dominant performance over Tony “The Bomber” Bellew on November 30th, as well as the prospect of facing Sergey Kovalev in 2014. “Sugar” Hill will also talk about Anthony Dirrell’s opportunity to fight for the WBC Super Middleweight title, which will take place this Saturday night against incumbent champ Sakio Bika. Continue reading