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Erislandy Lara Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes

Photo: Ray Spencer – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions — Before he steps into the ring to face Mexican-superstar Canelo Alvarez, WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara worked out for the media and talked about his upcoming PPV main event on “Honor & Glory”.

Lara on if he was surprised that Canelo took the fight…

“Originally I thought he would never take the fight because I confronted him in person and he said, ‘No this is not how you make fights.’ Then after the fans saw that he was ducking me on Twitter, he had no choice but to be a man and take the challenge.” Continue reading

Crawford & Gamboa Interview Transcript

World Championship Boxing returns to Omaha for the first time in 42 years! Undefeated world champions TERENCE CRAWFORD, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation YURIORKIS GAMBOA, who boast identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, will be battling for Crawford’s newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title This Saturday! June 28, at the the CenturyLink Center in Omaha (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102). This will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted since Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Nebraska’s-own Ron Stander on May 25, 1972. It will also be a professional homecoming for Crawford, who has not fought in his home state since 2011. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, in its first-ever visit to Omaha, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with undefeated Top-Five contenders MATT KOROBOV and JOSE UZCATEGUI battling in a 10-round rumble for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title.

This exciting all-action doubleheader features four undefeated gladiators with a combined record of 91-0, 63 KOs. Continue reading

Juan Manuel Lopez, Francisco Vargas, Johan Perez Interview

Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody for joining us today on the call. We do have a super undercard to talk about, the undercard for Canelo vs. Lara PPV on Saturday, July 12th. And we have four of the fighters on that card joining us today, along with Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.

Before I get to that just a quick program note that I just got, Showtime’s All Access Canelo vs. Lara, the first segment will be Friday, June 27th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Pacific Time. So just please make note of that. And for this call today we are going to start with the opening Pay-Per-View bout, which is between Johan Perez and Mauricio Herrera. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner” Radio: Bill Caplan, Tori Nelson, Demetrius Andrade, Sergey Gulyakevich, Lydell Rhodes, and Trey Lippe-Morrison

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

The special presentation will feature Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan, current WIBA Welterweight Champion Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson, reigning WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade, Lightweight prospect Sergey “The Minsk Surgeon” Gulyakevich, Junior Welterweight prospect Lydell “The Hackman” Rhodes, and Heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe-Morrison.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Kicking off this evening’s broadcast will be Hall of Fame publicist and writer Bill Caplan. The lifelong fight proponent will discuss some of his favorite clients, as well as some of the upcoming events on the boxing calendar. Mr. Caplan will also examine the role of the mainstream media in how fans ultimately view the sport of boxing. Continue reading

“Vasyl Lomachenko, Robert Guerrero, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a “NEW…WBO Featherweight Champion” 3-Hour edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first forty minutes of the program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and the new WBO Featherweight Champion, Vasyl Lomachenko’s, eye opening performance against highly touted and previously undefeated Gary Russell Jr. in Saturday night’s co-main event at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. JK and Joseph will discuss the future of both fighters and potential match-ups in the packed 126 pound weight division. Continue reading

Cory Spinks Finds New Career in Retirement

Sitting ringside at Strike Gym’s “Boxing at the Creek” amateur fights, Cory Spinks reflects on his illustrious boxing career and discusses his new career training amateur boxers.

As an amateur boxer, Cory Spinks won championships in both the Police Athletic League and Golden Gloves. After making the leap into professional fighting, he became a World Champion at both Welterweight and Junior Middleweight.

With a fight resume that includes battles against Ricardo Mayorga, Zab Judah and Jermaine Taylor, Spinks has an ocean of work to reflect on. Continue reading

Artemio Reyes Talks Floyd Mayweather; Reyes fights June 27 Doubletree Ontario

ORANGE, Calif. (June 19, 2014) – Thompson Boxing Promotions presents “Path to Glory,” a five-bout, action-packed fight card headlined by Southern-California fan favorite and top welterweight prospect Artemio “King” Reyes (21-2, 17 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. Reyes aims to make it seven straight wins against Abraham Alvarez (16-4-1, 7 KOs) of Mexico. The 10-round main event originates from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif., Friday, June 27. Continue reading

Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai conference call transcript

Marylyn Aceves

Hello and thank you for joining today’s call. On the line we have Robert Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai, two exciting fighters who will engage in a 12-round welterweight fight this Saturday, June 21st from the StubHub Center in Carson and live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Let’s get started with the call now and I will turn it over to Oscar De La Hoya, the Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner” Radio: Pat Russell, Joe DeGuardia, Bryant Jennings, Demetrius Andrade, Seanie Monaghan, and Mercito Gesta

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

The exclusive presentation will feature renowned boxing referee and ringside judge Pat Russell, President and CEO of Star Boxing Joe DeGuardia, current undefeated Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, reigning WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade, entertaining Light Heavyweight prospect Seanie Monaghan, and Junior Welterweight contender Mercisto Gesta.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading

“Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a “NEW…WBO Junior Welterweight Champion” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first forty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Chris Algieri’s big victory over incumbent title holder Ruslan Provodnikov, which took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday evening. Does the 30 year old pre-med student from Huntington, New York, have a bright future in the soon to be wide open Junior Welterweight division, or was his victory over the hard punching, “Siberian Express“ a mere anomaly? Continue reading