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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
Here are the main quotes from today’s final press conference ahead of the fight between WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) and Nikola Sjekloca (26-1, 8 KOs) this Saturday at the Velodrom Berlin, Germany, which will host its first ever world title fight.
Arthur Abraham: “I am looking forward to defend the WBO Belt at home, in my town. It is great to return to the ring inside a span of two months and I want to fight two more times after this one in 2014. Before calling it a career, sitting on the couch and watching TV at age 40, I want to meet Felix Sturm at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium – that’s what I am dreaming of.”
Nikola Sjekloca: “I am thankful, finally getting the chance to fight for a world title after being rated highly in the pro ranks for such a long time. I lost to Bika but learned from my mistakes. I will show on May 3 that it was worth the wait and the experience, becoming Montenegro’s first world champion.” Continue reading
Roberto Garcia Ready to Continue Surprising Career Resurgence This Thursday
Against Victor Cayo
Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, says he’s as ready as he can possibly be for this Thursday’s (May 1, 2014) ESPN Thursday Night Fights-televised 10-round welterweight showdown with Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a big “Money May vs. Chino Maidana” 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 examine the big May 3rd match up from Las Vegas, Nevada, between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana!! We’ll break down the clash of styles and analyze whether or not the Argentine hammer deserves to be a 14 to 1 underdog going into this Welterweight unification match!! Continue reading
Bernie Bahrmasel: Welcome, and thanks to the media from around the globe for joining us on this international media conference call for Fight for Peace: Heavyweight History, featuring the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship between the two top-rated contenders, Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne, and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola set for Saturday, May 10th at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in downtown Los Angeles and telecast live on ESPN. Continue reading
Chris Arreola: Hey, guys. How are you guys doing, man? Well I’m over here in San Diego just straight training and getting ready for this fight. I know Bermane is going to get ready 100% like he always does, and now it’s my time to get ready 100% and put on a good show on May 10th for everybody live out there on ESPN.
Dan Goossen: Thanks, Chris. And we also have his trainer, Henry Ramirez on. Henry, why don’t you just give us a quick overview of how the training’s been going? Continue reading
First, I want to thank Stephen Espinoza, I want to thank SHOWTIME, I want to thank CBS, I want to thank Leonard Ellerbe, I want to thank Al Haymon, I want to thank Richard Schaefer, I want to thank Kelly Swanson, I want to thank everybody, all the networks and all the people that are covering this fight and all the people that have covered my fights throughout the years.
I want to thank you guys and I just want to say I really appreciate you and everybody that’s a part of the event and that helped get these events started, “THE MOMENT”. I couldn’t choose a better team, because we work as one. I know Maidana is going to come and bring his best, so I know that I cannot overlook him, so I’m in training every day and dedicating myself.
What were you able to do, in terms of the promotion, that you all were able to put together, such an amazing card? Continue reading
Ahead of his world title challenge against WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Arthur Abraham on May 3, Nikola Sjekloca took a time out from his training to discuss his chances at the Velodrom in Berlin Germany. Here’s what he had to say…
Nikola, please give us your opinion on the fighter that is Arthur Abraham… Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Steve Smoger, Peter Quillin, Shawn Porter, Donovan George, Bryant Jennings, and Steve Lovett
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special two-hour, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The exclusive presentation will feature veteran referee Steve Smoger, WBO Middleweight Champion “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin, IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter, perennial Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb“ George, Heavyweight contender Bryant “Bye Bye“ Jennings, and Light Heavyweight prospect Steve Lovett.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading
K. Swanson – Thank you everybody for calling. We are talking about “The Moment” and this, to me, is one of the big moments we’ve been waiting for. We have one of the participants of our main event. That, of course, is Marcos Maidana, the WBA Welterweight World Champion.
Also on the call we have Robert Garcia, who is a former world champion and the Boxing Writers Association of American 2012 Trainer of the Year; and, also, Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Officer of Mayweather Promotions; Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports; and last but not least, and to make the introductions for the call, and to start us off, is Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. Oscar?