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Q & A with Edwin Diaz, president of Troya Boxing Management, who talked about his highly regarded boxer, ‘Speedy’ Rashidi Ellis

Welterweight prospect,’Speedy’ Rashidi Ellis ( 9-0, 7 KO’s ) from Lynn, Massachusetts was formed under the guidance of Puerto Rican trainer, Alex Rivera at the Somerville Boxing Club. Ellis managed to win several amateur titles, and at one point of his career, he was ranked number one in the United States at the 152 weight division. Continue reading

Terry Flanagan Interview

After a top grade five and a half year pro apprenticeship, boxing fans should finally discover whether Manchester lightweight Terry Flanagan has the tools and fortitude to cut it in major title class next weekend.

The 25 year old southpaw has already bagged Prizefighter and English titles whilst running up a perfect 24 fight slate (eight stoppages). Continue reading

Bryant Jennings – Mike Perez Interview Transcript

· B. Bahrmasel Thank you very much for joining us. Today is the International Media Conference Call for the WBC heavyweight Eliminator between Bryant “Bye Bye” Jennings and Mike “The Rebel” Perez. The fight will take place on Saturday, July 26 at Madison Square Garden. Joining us on the call today will be Tom Loeffler from K2 Promotions, Gary Shaw from Gary Shaw Productions, Mike Perez, Bryant Jennings, Adam Booth and Fred Jenkins. Adam Booth is a trainer for Mike Perez. Fred Jenkins is the trainer for Bryant Jennings. At this point I will turn the call over to Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. Continue reading

Mitchell Smith Interview

At the age of 21 and with just 34 pro rounds on his perfect 8-0 (4) slate, Harrow Weald super-featherweight Mitchell Smith is already honing in on the major titles.

If the former ABA champion’s talent is incontestable, his application has been rather less so. But following a wake-up call in his first 10 rounder against Scott Moises last September, ‘the Baby Faced Assassin’ began to get his act together. Continue reading

Louis Adolphe Interview

2012 English ABA champion Louis Adolphe finally makes his pro debut at the York Hall this Wednesday in a four rounder.

The 22 year old Wimbledon welter graduated from the highly regarded Earlsfield ABC academy with several national honours and England vests and now hopes his slick skills can take him to the big titles and big money as a pro. Continue reading

Peter Fury Interview: Tyson By Stoppage By Round 8

For the past two years, Peter Fury has used an iron fist to transform nephew Tyson from a playboy into a serious player in the upper echelons of heavyweight boxing.

The reformed con and ex-pro has drawn huge plaudits for developing both the frame and the brain of the outrageously gifted 6ft 9in traveler from Wilmslow.

‘Uncle Pete’ knows that a crushing repeat win over European champion Dereck Chisora at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena on Saturday 26th July will almost certainly cement a challenge for one of the four major world heavyweight belts.

And despite the emphatic margins of victory in their first spat, Peter insists that his ward will arrive for the replay with ‘Del Boy’ in the best fettle, physically and psychologically, of his six year pro career. With Team Chisora promising likewise, we might just be served a battle for the annuls. Continue reading

Frank Buglioni Interview

Winchmore Hill super-middle Frank Buglioni believes that his unscripted stoppage loss to teak tough Belarusian Sergey Khomitsky at the Copper Box last April has actually accelerated his passage to the major titles he covets.

The sixth round stoppage loss highlighted a few flaws that needed correcting yet might not have been identified against less taxing, less stubborn opposition.

The 25 year old ticket seller jumped straight back on his horse and has been relaying foundations under top coach Mark Tibbs at the TKO Gym in Canning Town. Continue reading

Kirk Garvey Interview

Six foot four inch light-heavyweight Kirk Garvey believes it won’t be too long before he’s towering over Britain’s 175lb division.

The 22 year old from Clapham, south London bagged 11 national amateur titles – including the 2012 senior English ABA crown – and once scalped Olympic medallist Anthony Ogogo.

This Wednesday, the skilful and mobile box-fighter begins his professional journey in a four rounder at the York Hall, Bethnal Green. Continue reading

Q & A: WBF North American Champion China Smith

On June 13 of this year, Southpaw Heavyweight banger China “The Dragon” Smith won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) North American title with a tough unanimous decision victory over the game Mike Sheppard.

Growing up in a strict and disciplined, but loving Christian household, Smith played lots of team sports as a kid, mainly American Football, but eventually followed in the footsteps of his father, a former amateur boxer, into the Sweet Science. Continue reading

Pugilist KOrner Radio: Don Chargin, Peter Quillin, Steve Smoger, Austin Trout, Brian Viloria, Vanes Martirosyan, and Mike Stafford

photo by Esther Lin / Showtime – Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a mammoth seven guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The exclusive two and a half hour presentation will feature Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week“ Chargin, WBO Middleweight Champion “Kid Chocolate“ Peter Quillin, world renowned referee Mr. Steve Smoger, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt“ Trout, three division world champion Brian Viloria, 2004 Olympian and Junior Middleweight title challenger Vanes Martirosyan, and elite level fight trainer Mr. Mike Stafford.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Kicking off tonight’s broadcast will be Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin. The most knowledgeable man in the boxing business will give us his thoughts on this weekend’s massive PPV event, featuring Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, and what this card means for the future of Golden Boy Promotions. The six decade fight proponent will also talk about the future of the entire boxing landscape. Continue reading