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Iron Mike Productions To Webcast “The Pride Of Pittsburgh II”

Pittsburgh, PA (November 13, 2014) In addition to telecasting the highly anticipated world class professional event, “The Pride of Pittsburgh II” Friday night on BeIn Sport and a host of other regional sports outlets, Iron Mike Productions announced this evening that the event will be webcast at www.IronMikeProductions.com starting at 9:00 p.m. E.T. FREE of charge.

“We’ve got most of the country blanketed with the Comcast Sports Networks, BeIN Sport and ROOT Sports but we wanted to ensure that all boxing fans across the country could enjoy the telecast LIVE and by webcasting it we’ve ensured that,” said Garry Jonas of Iron Mike Productions. Continue reading

Mike Tyson Pittsburgh Press Conference Erupts!

Pittsburgh, PA (November 13, 2014) In front of a massive crowd of local media and fans, Boxing Legend and head of Iron Mike Productions, MIKE TYSON held court at the Final Press Conference for “The Pride of Pittsburgh II” set for Friday night, November 14 at CONSOL Energy Center.

In great spirits Tyson jokingly asked each fighter to stop thanking him during their time at the podium, “Get the knockout, trust me I’ll come over and thank you tomorrow night.” Continue reading

Clay vs Salka on Nov 20

“I was in the ‘Fight of the Year’ in August, he was in ‘America’s Funniest Videos.” said lightweight contender MONTY MEZA CLAY when speaking about his upcoming 10-round clash with Pittsburgh cross-town rival, “Lightning” ROD SALKA.

“We’ve known each other for ever and frankly we just don’t like each other, not outside the ring and certainly not inside.” Continue reading

Garcia destroys Salka; Peterson halts Santana; Jacobs stops Fletcher

(Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME) In a Showtime card filled with sickening mismatches in the televised portion of the card, the much bigger, stronger and more talented IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) showed how it’s done in crushing the little unranked 2nd tier lightweight that his adviser Al Haymon scheduled for him to fight in Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) in the 2nd round tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The fight was over after Garcia hit an already badly hurt Salka with a tremendous left hook to the head in the 2nd round that bowled him over like a bowling pin. Salka’s corner had seen enough of the mismatch at that point and threw in the white towl to have he fight stopped. Garcia also knocked Salka down two other times in the 2nd round. Continue reading

Garcia vs. Salka tonight on Showtime

(Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME) WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) will be meeting Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) tonight on Showtime from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

While Garcia has received a lot of negative comments by fans for fighting a lightweight in Salka instead of a highly ranked light welterweight, Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Sports, vouches for Salka that he’s going to make it an entertaining fight from start to finish.

Espinoza saw Salka’s last two fights against Alexei Collado and Ricardo Alvarez, and he came away impressed with what he saw from him. Espinoza thinks that Salka deserved to get a decision in the Alvarez fight. Continue reading

Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka Weigh-In Live Stream Today At 2 p.m. ET

With just days to go until their respective bouts, fighters on the “Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka” fight card hosted a final press conference Thursday at Barclays Center before they fight this Saturday, August 9.

Main event fighters Danny “Swift” Garcia and “Lightning” Rod Salka were joined by fellow SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® participants Lamont Peterson, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs and Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher on the stage at Barclays Center to discuss their upcoming fights.

Joining them were Sadam “World Kid” Ali, Anthony Peterson and Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa, who will fight on SHOWTIME EXTREME® prior to the SHOWTIME telecast and Prichard Colon, who fights in a non-televised bout. Continue reading

Garcia Eyes Peterson World Title Unification But Must First Pass Salka Test

LONDON (Aug 8) – Light welterweight kingpin Danny Garcia is hoping to set up a unification clash with IBF champion Lamont Peterson later this year.

The reigning WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine world champion takes on Rod Salka this Saturday night, live on BoxNation, and aims to come through the challenge unscathed so he can set up a mouth-watering showdown with Peterson. Continue reading

Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka media quotes

BROOKLYN (Aug. 6, 2014) – Fight week is heating up as Danny “Swift” Garcia, “Lightning” Rod Salka, Lamont Peterson, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher and undercard fighters hosted a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., today as they prepare for their bouts this Saturday, Aug. 9 at Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME®.

The fighters put on their gear and showed off their skills in the ring after speaking to the assembled media members at Gleason’s Gym. Here is what the participants had to say: Continue reading