The latest boxing interviews
CABAZON, CALIF. (Jan. 7, 2015) – At 28, Ivan Redkach (17-0, 13 KOs) is a five-year pro who is regarded as one of the sport’s top upcoming young talents. A power-punching and relentless pressure fighter, Redkach is ranked No. 5 by the IBF and No. 13 by the WBC at lightweight and closing in on a world title shot.
The Los Angeles-based Ukrainian makes his 2015 debut this Friday against the always-dangerous, hard-hitting lightweight contender Yakubu Amidu (19-5-2, 17 KOs) in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) during the premium network’s Free Preview Weekend. Continue reading
DAVID ITZKOWITCH: Thanks for joining us on the first conference call in the history of Roc Nation Boxing for this Friday’s throne boxing event January 9 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. In the main event is Dusty Hernandez-Harrison taking on Tommy Rainone for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Championship and a great co-feature bout featuring Tureano Johnson versus Alex Theran and they will fight ten-rounds for the WBC Silver middleweight championship and the vacant WBA International middleweight championship. We also have a great undercard which has been previously announced. We have some great musical acts performing. DJ Mustard will be spinning for the TV portion of the event. Hosting is the Voice of New York Angie Martinez and a special performance in the ring between the co-feature and the main event will be Fabolous. Continue reading
DUSTY HARRISON-HERNANDEZ (24-0, 13 KOs), from Washington D.C., very bright prospect that people are expecting a lot of things out of and is no stranger to fighting at the Garden
DUSTY HARRISON-HERNANDEZ: I would just like to say everything has been really fun about this event. I never did a media call before and never had a billboard up, I really love the way everything has been promoted and I am enjoying it. I have been watching Tommy Rainone and I think it is a perfect fight for me to develop my career. He is not one of those guys that comes right at you, he is slick and crafty – perfect for me right now. Continue reading
Fresh off his stoppage victory over Luis Grajeda almost a fortnight ago, former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout (28-2, 15 KOs) is keen to get back in the world title picture in the new year.
Speaking to Australian radio station SEN1116 on Monday, Trout is keen to rematch either or both of the two fighters who delivered his first career losses in 2013, Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. He states “we want to climb and go forward. I’m trying to get to the level I was back in 2013 but except we are going to erase those losses and take wins…We’re trying to get back to (the) world title and we’re trying to get back to the big names.” Continue reading
“If Tarver is looking to fight somebody who’s motivated with true skills then I’m here ready to put his old a** in a rocking chair!”
Exclusive Interview by Charles C. White – What’s up Malik? Been a while since our last interview, how have you been man?
MS: Everything has been great baby, just constantly striving to put myself back in position to fight for a world title.
Congrats on your latest win over Alex Leapai. How does it feel to get back in the mix bro?
MS: Thanks man, It was a good win against Leapai even though I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get the stoppage like I promised but I broke my right hand in the 4th round so I just used my God-given skills to finish getting the job done but like I always say I find it rather sexy to go to another man’s country or home town and annihilate him in front of his own people. Continue reading
Thank you so much, everybody, for calling in today. This call officially kicks off the “ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander” fight week activities. We have both Khan and Alexander on the call today; we will start with Devon Alexander and his trainer, Kevin Cunningham. Continue reading
Recently, I had the pleasure to sit down with the boxing stars Cindy and Amanda Serrano at their home turf, Gym X, where they spend countless hours honing their craft.
I found them to be engaging, quick witted and passionate about their own personal stories. Lastly, as the ladies would later point out being blessed with good looks doesn’t hurt either.
How much of a mark the sisters can stamp out to help propel female boxing into the mainstream remains uncertain. One thing that is certain, this duo has the talent, growing fan base and the “it factor charm”, making them a very marketable package in and out of the ring. Continue reading
We’re on the call today to talk about “Lonestar Battle: Erislandy Lara versus Ishe Smith.” What a match up. This is for the WBA Super Welterweight World Title, 12 round bout. This is a SHOWTIME SPECIAL EDITION airing at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT, and it’s promoted by Mayweather Promotions. Continue reading
CARL MORETTI: December 13 will be Tim Bradley’s return to the ring against Diego Chaves who we expect to be 100%. No Visa drama for Diego like the last time for the Brandon Rios fight. Diego has been training for three months and arrives in Las Vegas this weekend. I know Tim is extremely focused on this fight – it’s the most important fight of his career because it’s the next fight in his career. This, along with two other fights that are really intriguing – the WBO middleweight championship fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee and the WBA interim super lightweight title battle between defending champion Mauricio Herrera and undefeated Jesse Benavidez Jr. – are both 50/50 fights. So without further ado, the great Tim Bradley, who after this call will be watching his favorite team as well as mine, the Dallas Cowboys, who also need a big win tonight. Continue reading
Thanks everybody for calling in. This is really a great conference call. I’m excited that two of the fighters calling in are calling all the way from Italy. So, I think that’s something different for us and it’s exciting. Continue reading