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WBA Champion Braehmer wants to charge Bolonti with heavy bill on June 7

Juergen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KOs) brings the WBA World Championship to his hometown! Schwerin, Germany will host the 35-year-old’s next title defense against even-aged challenger Roberto Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) on June 7. The Argentinian already provoked the defending champion in the run-up to their fight. In the following Q&A, you can read Braehmer’s verbal counter as well as his future plans inside the ring.

Juergen, you last defended your world title in early April. About two months later, you are going to put it on the line again. Is the short break between fights a problem for you?

Juergen Braehmer: No, not at all. I see it more as an advantage to me. After enjoying a few days off, I went back into the gym after the Easter holidays. I did not start at zero and therefore I could lay my concentration more on technique and tactics. Continue reading

Bolonti: Braehmer is battle-worn, I will wrest the WBA Title away from him!

Juergen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KOs) is still aiming for big and career-defining fights. However, before all that can happen he has to defend the WBA Light Heavyweight Title in his hometown of Schwerin, Germany. Moreover, his upcoming opponent Robert Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) wants to upset Braehmer’s plans. The challenger from Argentina sees himself well prepared to crown himself a world champion on June 7. In the following Q&A, Bolonti talks about how he is going to beat Braehmer and what it is all about him being nicknamed “La Bestia”. Continue reading

“Froch vs. Groves II Preview” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a big “Cobra vs. St. George” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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Throughout the first thirty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about Adonis Stevenson’s unanimous decision victory over Andrzej Fonfara, and a potential unification bout with Bernard Hopkins later this year. JK and Joseph will also breakdown this weekend’s huge fight card at Wembley Stadium, which will feature current IBF/WBA Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch and hard punching title challenger “St. George” Groves in the main event of the evening. Continue reading

Miguel Cotto Interview Transcript

TODD duBOEF: I would like to welcome everyone to Miguel’s conference call. This fight is one we have all been waiting for. Obviously Miguel wants to show time and time again how great New York is and how passionate he is for the fans there and how he has created a great brand with the Puerto Ricans on Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend. But more importantly he has a goal to become the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world titles in four different divisions. In regards to the event, I’m not going to talk about Miguel and how he feels and how he is training – I’ll let Freddie and Miguel do that. Let’s talk about the event. As we went on sale, The Garden told us it was the fastest selling sporting event it has had in many years. The demand has been incredible. The match is right. The fans are behind both Sergio and Miguel and we know that The Garden is going to be electric the night of June 7. So, let’s go to Freddie and Miguel… Continue reading

Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed talks about his upcoming bout June 14th in Atlantic City

(photo by Justin Jones / ESB) Professional fighter Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed 9-0(6KOs) will be having his first fight on the road when he takes on Alberto Morales on the Top Rank promoted card in Atlantic City. The bout is scheduled for June 14th and I got a chance to talk to Mike about his thoughts on the golden gloves, his upcoming fight, and more. Mike will finally get a chance to showcase his talent on a big stage and gain more exposure. All of his previous fights have been fought in his hometown where he has a major following, it was only a matter of time before promoters started realizing Mike’s potential. He made it clear that he plans on taking full advantage of this opportunity and will not be phased by the new location at all.

Although Mike is fighting on the Top Rank card he still is a free agent. With a big performance in his next fight that might very well change. Thanks to Lorin Chvotkin for facilitating this interview. Listen to the full interview below!

The Pugilist KOrner: Shawn and Ken Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Pat Russell, Russ Anber, and Diego Magdaleno

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 current IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter and Mr. Ken Porter, WBO Featherweight title challenger Gary Russell Jr., referee Pat Russell, boxing trainer and analyst Russ Anber, and Super Featherweight contender Diego Magdaleno.

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Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be current IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), along with his head trainer, father, and mentor, Mr. Ken Porter. The 26 year old title holder will be discussing his next title defense against undefeated Briton, Kell Brook, as well as his journey up to this point in his career. Continue reading

In The Ring With Ahmed “The Egyptian” Elbiali

In the segment In the Ring, boxing writer Bill Barner interviews fighters from inside the ring in an effort to gain more insight into their fighting styles. In May 2014, Barner interviewed Super Middleweight Ahmed “The Egyptian” Elbiali.

Born in Egypt, Elbiali immigrated to the United States at a young age. As an amateur, Elbiali dreamed of being an Olympic fighter, but those dreams were shattered and shelved during the famous Arab Spring. Continue reading

“Marquez, Mayweather, and Pacquiao” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a huge “Triumvirate” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss last night‘s fight in Inglewood, California, between Mexican fight legend Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado, and analyze JMM’s dominant performance, as well as a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao in Macau, China.

James and Joseph will also talk about the controversial PPV numbers of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s most recent bout with Marcos Maidana…are the projected figures legitimate, or did the event really break one million purchases? The outspoken “PK duo” will also discuss the premier of “Face off: Cotto/Martinez”…did it disappoint? Continue reading

OPEN MIC: Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin Discusses Golovkin, Mayweather Jr., Stevens,and More!

Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones – Washington, DC —In April,WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) dominated Lukáš Konečný (50-5, 23 KOs) over 12 rounds at the DC Armory. When the final results were read, Kid Chocolate led on all three scorecards (119-109 [twice], 120-108) in a virtual shutout. After the fight, Quillin wasted little time in calling out the Miguel Cotto(38-4, 31 KOs)/Sergio Martínez(51-2-2, 28 KOs) winner and fellow New Yorker, Daniel Jacobs(27-1, 24 KOs).

Before his victory, Quillin sat down with Eastsideboxing’s Paul “Paparazzi” Jones for an exclusive interview. Kid Chocolate discussed his upbringing, potential opponents, his connection to International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, and more.

Eastsideboxing.com: Can you talk a little bit about growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and discuss some of the hardships that you’ve faced along the way?

Peter Quillin (PQ):“Well, I was homeless in New York City. That’s away from family. While I was with family, it still was a struggle. My mom was raising four boys alone. My dad went to prison at an early age; me and my brother had to learn a lot of life lessons in the streets.” Continue reading

Márquez & Alvarado Conf Call Transcript

We are just a few days away from boxing’s return to the “Fabulous” Forum. The Inaugural Brawl will be headlined by an exciting fight between two top contenders – Four division world champion and Méxican icon Juan Manuel Márquez, who is undefeated in this storied building, and former junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado. The winner will be declared mandatory challenger to WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao, who recently regained the belt with his rematch victory over Timothy Bradley.

BOB ARUM: Well, all of you who are participating in this conference call know the obvious, this is one hell of a fight. Juan Manuel Márquez, future boxing hall-of-fame entrant faces off against the Denver Mile High man Mike Alvarado. The card is fabulous from top to bottom, with fighters from all over the world. Turkish fighters, Russian fighters, and African-American fighters, Méxican, Méxican-Americans – everybody is going to be represented on this card. And it’s so wonderful, for me personally, to have Top Rank open up one of the landmarks — the “Fabulous” Forum. Today we will hear from Juan Manuel Márquez and Mike Alvarado. Continue reading