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“Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley 2” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

“JEK III Productions” presents a big “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” fight preview edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Trainer Ronnie Shields enters “The Pugilist KOrner” at the 32 minute mark, and master strategist James Gogue’s segment begins at the 78 minute mark of the show!! Thanks for listening!!

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this weekend’s dramatic fight card from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, featuring Steve Cunningham/Amir Mansour and Curtis Stevens/Tureano Johnson. James and Joseph will also examine the controversial stoppage in the dramatic tenth and final round of the Stevens/Johnson bout, in which the Brooklyn native was down on every judges’ scorecard. Continue reading

Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin and Konecny interview transcript

Kelly Swanson

Today we have a great conference call to discuss an unbelievable undercard that will be on the “Hopkins vs. Shumenov” fight card at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 19. I’m looking forward to seeing all of these fights. We’re going to start with Lukas and Pete, and then we will move into Shawn and Paulie immediately upon the completion of these two fighters. So, to make the introductions is Bruce Binkow, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Golden Boy Promotions. He is joining us to introduce the fighters and talk a little bit more about the fights. Continue reading

Adrien “The Problem” Broner, Carlos Molina, J’leon Love and Marco Antonio Periban media conference call transcript

Kelly Swanson

Thanks, everybody, for joining us we appreciate you being here with us today. Unfortunately, we are going to have to reschedule this call because the fighters have not shown up. April Fools!

We’re joined by a great group of fighters today. They are part of the SHOWTIME PPV undercard for “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana,” Adrien Broner vs Carlos Molina and also J’Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban.

Today’s host of the call is none other than Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Office of Mayweather Promotions. Leonard, I’m going to turn it over to you and just so everybody knows, the translator for Mr. Periban today will be Rolando Arellano. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Luis Collazo, Abel Sanchez, Gary Russell Sr., Mike Stafford, Tureano Johnson, Thomas Dulorme, and Joel Diaz

Collazobklyn[1]Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special 150 minute, seven guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The exclusive presentation will feature former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo, Triple G trainer Abel Sanchez, experienced boxing mentor Gary Russell Sr., Adrien Broner trainer Mike Stafford, Middleweight prospect Tureano Johnson, Junior Welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme, and Tim Bradley trainer Joel Diaz.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Kicking off tonight’s program will be former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs). The slick southpaw from Brooklyn will discuss his May 3rd bout with former Junior Welterweight Champion Amir Khan, as well as the measures he took in resurrecting his career. The hard working fighter will also discuss other match-ups within the packed 147 pound weight division already scheduled on the boxing calendar. Continue reading

OPEN MIC: Curtis “Showtime” Stevens Discusses Johnson, Quillin, Kirkland, Mayweather Jr., and More!

By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones, Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones

Atlantic City, NJ — This Friday, NBCSN’s Fight Night series travels to the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia (PA) and features a heavyweight clash between Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6, 12 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) for the USBA Heavyweight Championship. However, the co-feature of this Main Events promoted card, pitting Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4, 19 KOs) against undefeated prospect Tureano Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs), has “Fight of the Night” written all over it.

A product of Brownsville, Brooklyn, the 29-year-old Stevens has experienced his share of ups and downs since turning pro in 2004. From his early success as one-half of the “Chin Checkers,” to lackluster performances against Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs) and Jesse Brinkley (35-7, 22 KOs), Stevens has shown two qualities that often endear a fighter to his or her fan base: (1) resilience and (2) a desire to compete against boxing’s elite. Continue reading

Gary Lockett Talks Brähmer vs Maccarinelli

With 30 wins by stoppage – including a litany of spectacular one shot count outs – on his 44 fight ring slate, perhaps the boxing family should be a bit less dismissive of Enzo Maccarinell’s prospects ahead of his audacious world title challenge this weekend.

The Bonymaen bomber ventures behind the old Iron Curtain to face off against German bad boy Juergen Braehmer for the WBO light-heavyweight title in Rostock, east Germany on Saturday evening.

Watch the fight live and exclusive in the UK live from 7pm on Saturday evening by tuning into BoxNation, the Channel of Champions on Sky Ch.437 (HD490)/Virgin Ch.546. Join at www.boxnation.com

The likeable Welsh-Italian, a former WBO and WBU World Champion at cruiserweight, has been redeeming himself at 175lbs. Discounting a premature stoppage loss to Ovill McKenzie, he has won six times since resuming his career in November 2011, with five victims capitulating inside distance. Continue reading

“Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley, Adonis Stevenson, and Sergey Kovalev” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

pac999Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a colossal “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this week’s dramatic plot line, featuring Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson, Al Haymon, Kathy Duva, Yvone Michel, and the brass at HBO. JK and Joseph will also discuss “The Krusher’s” dominant KO7 victory over the outgunned Cedric Agnew on last night’s HBO broadcast, and Adonis’s bold and somewhat confusing post-fight tweets. Continue reading

Amir Khan, Luis Collazo media interview transcript

Kelly Swanson

I’m going to go ahead and call this media conference call today the second moment of “THE MOMENT” for a fight that was announced this week. We have Amir “King” Khan and also Luis Collazo joining us today, along with Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions, and Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime. So, very exciting, and I’m going to turn it over to the participants and start with Richard Schaefer, who will make the introductions. Continue reading

Timothy Bradley Interview Transcript

BOB ARUM: Thanks, everyone for getting on the call and before we start the call we are going to give everyone a real treat. We are going to play the song called “Champion,” performed by the famous Fashawn. He will sing that song leading Tim Bradley out of the dressing room April 12, on the night of the big fight. So without further adieu, let’s play the new his song, for the first time anywhere… (listen to :20 of the Tim Bradley’s walk-out music. Entire recording is attached)

TIMOTHY BRADLEY: Training camp is going great. Are you guys ready for this?! April 12 is going to be a great night for everyone involved on HBO Pay-Per-View. Continue reading