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The Pugilist KOrner: Bill Caplan, Virgil Hunter, Mike Stafford, Joe DeGuardia, Marvin Cordova Jr, and Alex Martin

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another two-hour, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The exclusive presentation will feature Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan, elite level trainer Virgil Hunter, expert boxing coach Mike Stafford, passionate fight promoter Joe DeGuardia, talented Welterweight prospect Marvin Cordova Jr, and undefeated 147 pound prospect Alex Martin.

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The Pugilist KOrner: Abel Sanchez, Johnathon Banks, Henry Ramirez, Seanie Monaghan, Brandon Gonzales, and Alex Martin

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another two-hour, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The exclusive presentation will feature elite level trainer Abel Sanchez, expert boxing coach and Heavyweight contender Johnathon Banks, Riverside fight mentor Henry Ramirez, Light Heavyweight prospect Seanie Monaghan, Super Middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzales, and Welterweight prospect Alex Martin.

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Starting off tonight’s program will be elite level trainer Mr. Abel Sanchez. Triple G’s boxing mentor will discuss the latest developments regarding the potential clash between Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on July 19th, as well as his thoughts on the May 24th bout between Mike Perez and Bryant Jennings in Corpus Christi, Texas. The always insightful fight trainer will also talk about all of the bouts on this Saturday night’s PPV event from Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading

Boxing 411: “Canelo vs. Angulo” video preview and analysis

On Saturday, March 8th, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) will take on former WBO interim title holder “El Perro” Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) in the main event of a superb Showtime PPV fight card.

Boxing journalist and radio commentator Joseph Herron joins talented fight trainer Rick Morones Jr. in this comprehensive video analysis of “Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo”, as they preview the upcoming Golden Boy Promotions event. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Joel Diaz, Jermall Charlo, “Iceman“ John Scully, Justin DeLoach, Kenneth Sims Jr., Eduardo Martinez, and Virgil Hunter

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special seven guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two hour plus program will feature expert trainer Joel Diaz, IBF Junior Middleweight title challenger Jermall “Houston Hitman“ Charlo, former Light Heavyweight title challenger and expert trainer “Iceman“ John Scully, Welterweight prospect Justin DeLoach, Gary Shaw Promotions newly signed amateur standouts Kenneth Sims Jr. and Eduardo Martinez, and elite level trainer Virgil Hunter.

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Virgil Hunting for Trainer of the Year

Virgil Hunter began his career as a boxing trainer by coaching youth from probation centers. In order to grow as a trainer, Hunter sought the mentorship of trainers like Bobby Warren, Jimmie Simmons, Charlie Smith, and Tiger Floyd. He has associated himself with the likes of Barry Hunter, Leon Lawson, Tony Morrison, Kevin Cunningham, and Nazim Richardson. Virgil’s growth as a trainer first became evident to me based on the rise of his star fighter, Andre Ward. Virgil’s work with Ward have helped put his name on the map. As a result, Virgil has became the hunted trainer as three big names in boxing have solicited his services in the last 2 years.

This is all important when you think about being at the right place at the right time. However, in the case of Virgil Hunter, that cliche is too simple to describe a man who has worked hard to put himself in the right place at a crucial time in his career. The three boxers are Amir Khan, Alfredo Angulo, and Andre Berto. The first two hired Virgil in the fall of 2012 while the latter hired him in June of 2013. These three, along with Andre Ward are the key ingredients that can elevate Virgil Hunter to 2014 Trainer of the Year. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Lamont Peterson, Virgil Hunter, Deontay Wilder, Bryan Vera, and Raul Marquez

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two hour program will feature IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson, elite level trainer Virgil Hunter, Light Heavyweight contender Edwin Rodriguez, Heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder, Middleweight contender Bryan Vera, and former 1992 Olympian Raul Marquez on tonight‘s live broadcast.

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Hunter has no doubts Khan can beat Mayweather

khan#2Amir Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter is really beating the drum in hopes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t slip away and leave Khan with a much lesser fight. In trying to sell Khan as the perfect opponent for Mayweather’s next fight on May 3rd, Hunter is being vocal about his belief that the struggling Khan can pull off an upset and beat Mayweather in this fight. As for why Khan keeps getting knocked out, Hunter blames on Khan being at the wrong weight.

Hunter feels that now that Khan has moved up to welterweight the knockout defeats he’s been suffering will disappear. I’m not sure that I agree with him, but if that’s what he believes then I guess we’re going to find if he’s right sooner or later when Khan starts fighting again. Khan hasn’t fought since last April when he beat past his prime former lightweight champion Julio Diaz by a controversial 12 round decision in London. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Virgil Hunter, Austin Trout, Glen Tapia, Donovan George, Keandre Gibson, and Mike Jimenez

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents elite level trainer Virgil Hunter, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt“ Trout, Junior Middleweight prospect Glen Tapia, Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb” George, Junior Welterweight prospect Keandre Gibson, and Super Middleweight prospect Mike Jimenez on tonight’s two hour episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.

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It’s a privilege to welcome elite level trainer Virgil Hunter back to the Pugilist KOrner. The always astute boxing mentor will discuss his pound for pound fighter’s dominant performance over previously undefeated Edwin Rodriguez on November 16th, as well as the status of his soon to be Welterweight star from Bolton, Lancashire, Amir Khan. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: “Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez”

Tonight at 10PM EST/7PM PST, “JK Productions” presents a special blow by blow presentation of “Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez”!!

Join us as we give the fight fans an alternative to the HBO commentary in Ontario, California, and call the action live as it happens in the ring. Boxing writer and ring announcer Joseph Herron will provide blow by blow commentary, while three decade fight trainer James Gogue supplies insightful color commentary.

The Pugilist KOrner team will also discuss the always controversial weigh cutting issue, as well as the overall effect it has on the entire sport. Joseph and James will talk about the future of both fighters and give the fight fans a strategic preview of what to expect in the ring!! Continue reading

Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez: Game on

ward1In the sport of boxing, the first shots of battle are often fired long before a single punch is ever thrown in the squared circle.  

On November 16th, two genuine “good guys” of the sport will tangle to decide 168 pound supremacy when universally recognized Super Middleweight Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward steps in the ring with undefeated contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez.   

Despite the positive and sportsmanlike reputation both combatants have garnered throughout their respective amateur and professional careers, an unexpected issue has worked its way into the pre-fight banter.  

During the first official press conference, which took place in Manhattan Beach, California, on September 28th, announcing the big Super Middleweight showdown, Rodriguez declared that he would indeed be participating in the “24/7/365” drug testing program administered by VADA, Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, and publicly challenged the historically outspoken anti-drug advocate to get involved with the same program before the date of their highly anticipated championship contest. Continue reading