One of boxing’s biggest names makes his 2013 debut and an emerging star returns to the HBO spotlight when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. BRYAN VERA AND ADONIS STEVENSON VS. TAVORIS CLOUD is seen SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 at 10:15 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Jim Lampley, Andre Ward and Steve Weisfeld will be at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, while Max Kellerman, Roy Jones Jr. and Harold Lederman will be ringside in Montreal.
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 29 (9:00 a.m.) and 30 (11:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Oct. 1 (11:30 p.m.) Continue reading
Former IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-1, 19 KO’s) is going to test whether WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (21-, 18 KO’s) is for real or not this Saturday in their fight in their fight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Stevenson, 36, has proven to be a devastating puncher in last 9 fights in which he’s scored 9 consecutive knockouts. Continue reading
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To kick off tonight’s program, James and Joseph will discuss HBO’s September 28th broadcast, which is slated to take place in two different countries. JC Chavez Jr. versus Bran Vera will be aired live from Carson, California, and Adonis Stevenson versus Tavoris Cloud will be streamed live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading
MONTREAL (August 31, 2013) — World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (21-1-0, 18 KOs), as well as his opponent for his first title defense on September 28, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion, Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1-0, 19 KOs), recently submitted to the WBC regulatory weigh in. Continue reading
MONTREAL (August 14, 2013) – World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and linear world light heavyweight champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (21-1-0, 18 KOs), will defend his crown for the first time, facing former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light heavyweight champion, American Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1-0, 19 KOs), on Saturday, September 28 in a titanic collision at the Bell Centre in Montreal, airing live on HBO in the United States.
“Superman Returns” will be co-promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), Don King Productions (DKP) and Gary Shaw Productions (GSP), in association with Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron.
This prestigious boxing event launches the start of the new GYM season, which promises to be more exciting and glamorous than ever. Continue reading
Tony Bellew (20-1, 12 Ko’s) failed the last time he got a title shot against WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly in losing a 12 round majority decision to him two years ago in October 2011. Bellew, 30, is now on the cusp of getting another world title shot, this time against the winner of the Adonis Stevenson vs. Tavoris Cloud fight.
Bellew is tentatively scheduled to fight the winner of that bout on November 30th, which just happens to be Bellew’s birthday. I seriously doubt it being his birthday is going to help him beat either Stevenson or Cloud, because those guys are a step up from Bellew’s recent opponent Isaac Chilemba. We just saw Bellew struggle badly against Chilemba twice and look terrible both times. Continue reading
The World Boxing Council has given permission for WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KO’s) to make a voluntary defense against former IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-1, 19 KO’s), according to Steve Kim.
This means that that the 35-year-old Stevenson can bypass his mandatory title defense against challenger Tony Bellew. I’m sure Bellew won’t like this news because he had been hoping that he’d be next in line to face Stevenson after he beat Isaac Chilemba recently to become his mandatory. Continue reading
By Frank Walsh: March 9th, 2013. The boxing media, fans, officials and fighters made their way to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Among them, a 48 year old living legend, Bernard Hopkins. With each fight, he defies what is accepted to be the limits, of what the human body should achieve at his stage of life, in a brutal sport. And most importantly to Hopkins himself, he defies those who doubt him to further his legacy. Continue reading
By Jack Scales: Age and time eventually catching up with us are two inevitabilities we are faced with in this life. However, one man who has continued to evade this fact, is none other than Philadelphia’s treasured son, Bernard ‘The Executioner’ Hopkins. For years, critics, fighters and trainers alike, have predicted his fall from the upper echelons of the sport, but as every boxing fan knows he has constantly proven his doubters wrong, whilst simultaneously defying common trends in human biology.
Throughout his 40s, he has systematically broken down a vast number of much younger fighters who were touted to finally put an end to his illustrious career. Despite the best efforts of these young pretenders, at 48, B-Hop remains a major force in the Light Heavyweight division, and on Saturday night he will again challenge for a world title. This time, it will be against the IBF belt holder, Tavoris Cloud. Judging on Bernard’s performance against Chad Dawson, perhaps father time is finally catching up on the slick veteran, but as history has shown us, his opponents should count him out at their own peril. Continue reading
BERNARD “THE EXECUTIONER” HOPKINS, Six-Time And Two-Division World Champion & Oldest Fighter In History To Win A World Title
“Any athlete who goes in there and knows they are 100 percent ready physically has an advantage. Athletes deal with aches and pains, but I was able to rest for the whole summer of 2012 and I had a chance to heal my body 100 percent.
“Tavoris Cloud might actually be hungrier than me. How often do you hear a fighter say that his opponent is hungrier than he is? I don’t need hunger. I’m motivated by my desire to prove that I’m different and that I can still silence the critics. Continue reading