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Peter Fury: ‘Expect the rematch between Tyson and ‘Del Boy’ to be a proper old fashioned ‘straightener’ ’

At the ripe old age of 45, Peter Fury suddenly finds himself as one of the brightest emerging trainers in British boxing.

Born into one of the nation’s most notorious traveling families, the Wakefield born ex pro first learned to fight on the caravan sites in the north of England.

Hugely successful in business, he has latterly been carving a formidable reputation as the man who masterminded his heavyweight son Hughie to the World Youth title in 2012 and who transformed his nephew Tyson Fury from a playboy pug into a hardened world grade operator.

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The show will be televised live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) and on Sky HD Ch 449. Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading

Tony Jeter Q&A : ”A defeat will chase Nielsen for the rest of his life’

The Maryland boxer Tony Jeter (16-3-1, 11 K0s) is ready to shock the Danes when he faces Patrick Nielsen for the WBC Silver Middleweight World Championship on February 15th at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Q: What kind of a boxer are we going to see?

TJ: The Danes will have a determined and charismatic fighter to watch. I´m in phenomenal shape. In PHE-NO-ME-NAL form. So Nielsen better be in good shape too. People will be shocked to see that I have an engine that can go on and on and on … Continue reading

Canelo vs. Angulo: “A perfect match-up for Canelo’s comeback”

Canelo and AnguloIn the unpredictable sport of boxing, anything can and often does happen inside the squared circle on fight night, especially on the world class level. Although a man’s fate can turn with one cracking shot on the whiskers, styles usually dictate the eventual victor and loser.

Despite being one of the hardest punchers within the talented 154 pound weight division, most boxing pundits and experts believe that Alfredo Angulo is tailor made for Canelo Alvarez’s explosive counter punching prowess.

This past Tuesday night on “The Pugilist KOrner” radio show, expert trainer Joel Diaz gave us his take on the volatile March 8th PPV main event.

“Alfredo is a good friend of mine, but you know I’m always going to speak to truth about how I see things,” admitted the hard working California based trainer. “I think that his personal and professional issues set him back.” Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Joel Diaz, Don Chargin, Bryant Jennings, Logan McGuinness, Denton Daley, and Mario Barrios

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

The two hour program will feature expert trainer Joel Diaz, Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don Chargin, Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, Featherweight prospect Logan McGuinness, Cruiserweight prospect Denton Daley, and Super Bantamweight prospect Mario Barrios.

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Don Charles doesn’t see Kevin Johnson able to handle Chisora

Reigning European heavyweight king Dereck Chisora knows that if he can reproduce the form and desire that he showed last year, he has a chance of closing out 2014 as the world heavyweight champion.

Now in the best shape of his career, the 30 year old enigma from Finchley racked up four successive stoppage wins in 2013, bagging European, plus WBA and WBO International titles en route.

Already ranked highly by all four major sanctioning bodies, Chisora will be seeking to edge yet closer to the Holy Grail when he puts the latter to belts at risk against Atlanta’s seasoned former WBC World title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson at The Copper Box Arena in Hackney Wick, east London this Saturday (15th February). Continue reading

“Floyd Mayweather vs. Khan or Maidana” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

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

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

During the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss the now infamous and highly publicized “Mayweather Poll”, which asks fight fans to choose between current WBA Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana and former IBF and WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Amir Khan as a potential opponent opposite Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3rd, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading

Demetrius Andrade Interview

After 18 years honing your craft, countless hours spent in the gym, and a childhood filled with sacrifice explain to your fans how it felt to be crowned world champion when you defeated Vanes Martirosyan at the end of 2013?

I knew when I was young that my sacrifice would pay off in the long run. I knew that if I worked not only hard but smart that I would be where I am today as world champion.But my dreams and goals go much farther than this. Winning my first title in the pro’s back in November was a great feeling. There are no words to explain what I felt in my heart. It was very special for me to do it with the team I put together and my father as head trainer, the man Paul Andrade. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: “None of the Above”

On last night’s episode of ESPN’s sports talk show “Olbermann”, eight division world champion and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gave the former political satirist an opportunity to probe the Filipino Congressman, concerning the future and past of his legendary fight career and his life as a politician.

The seven minute interview predictably ended with the always intriguing question regarding a mammoth and potentially historic fight with the pound for pound king of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

When asked if he would ever fight Money Mayweather, the Filipino Congressman had much to say.

“I want the fight, but it’s up to him (Floyd Mayweather),” admitted Manny Pacquiao. “Our line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If he calls and says yes, the fight will be made.” Continue reading

Tyson Fury Interview: ‘ALL The Others Are Just Pretenders; Sheep In Wolves’ Clothing….”

It isn’t just a 6ft 9in, 18 stone frame that distinguishes Tyson Fury as potentially the biggest superstar in British sport.

After 21 consecutive pro wins, the trigger tongued traveller is on the cusp of challenging for the world heavyweight title and don’t expect the build-up to slip beneath the radar.
Everybody, it seems, harbours an opinion on Fury’s fighting talent and kamikaze mindset – and not all of them are favourable – but Tyson continues to grow bolder with each passing victory.

After a frustrating 2013 in which he aired just once and was twice left stranded at the altar by David Haye, the 25 year old foghorn has penned a three fight promotional deal with Frank Warren which should culminate in a summer blockbuster with European champion and former victim Dereck Chisora. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Barry Hunter, James Gogue, Camille Estephan, Dr. David Levine, Rustam Nugaev, Donald Curry, and Abel Sanchez

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

The two hour program will feature expert trainer Barry Hunter, expert fight strategist James Gogue, Manager Camille Estephan, Dr. David Levine, Lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev, former two division world champion Donald Curry, and expert trainer Abel Sanchez.

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