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Khan and Kell: Paths and destiny

Following a week of great significance in the UK welterweight ranks, there appears, as ever, more questions than answers . After a tumultuous period since his high profile win over ‘future superstar’ Shawn Porter last August, Kell Brook returned from his career threatening leg stabbing injury against IBF mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan. Whilst the Canadian based Romanian brought heart and desire to the ring, it was evident early on there was an ocean of class between the pair. Eventually seeing off his challenger in the fourth round following an equal number of knockdowns, Brook didn’t even need to be at his best on this occasion, and seemed to show no signs of any lingering problems with the leg. The post-fight interviews included the inevitable calling out of Amir Khan, a natural fight in everybody’s eyes, unless your named Amir Khan or Al Haymon! Continue reading

Anthony Joshua defeats Jason Gavern in 3rd round TKO

Anthony Joshua returned with a bang as he KO’d Jason Gavern in the third round in Newcastle to make it 11 KO’s from 11 pro fights.

Joshua was back in action after five months out of the ring with a stress fracture of the back, and opposing him was the ebullient Gavern, fighting for the 50th time in the paid ranks.

Gavern started well as Joshua eased his way back into the swing of things, but the American was floored twice in the second round as Joshua found his groove – but Gavern raised his hand in defiance as he heard the bell and headed back to his corner. Continue reading

Mayweather/Pac: Why Floyd Has No Chance…

I have heard a lot of hype about this fight, lots of hoopla, people saying stuff about the camps, psychology, trainers, drug testing, networks and so on. I have not seen much about the actual skills of the boxer when pitted against each other. What I have seen is how Mayweather will win and how faded Manny Pacquiao is. Well, I think Pacquiao will win and nobody has really said much about the details of how Pacquiao will win, which is silly because he has a great chance, this is my opinion.

Pacman’s offence, as usual, is the key to him winning specifically his punch output combined with his accuracy and most importantly his footwork; Floyd has never fought anyone with the combined output and accuracy. Manny has a high output and because of the speed which he can deliver punches he is very accurate for a person that throws that many punches. Continue reading

OPEN MIC: A Candid Conversation with Lamont Peterson — García, Mayweather, Pacquiao, More!

IBF Champ discusses his fight preparations and the career implications of a win over Danny García

By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones | Photo & Animation © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones — On April 11th, The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series continues with a junior welterweight battle between Danny ‟Swift” García (29-0, 17 KOs) and Lamont ‟Havoc” Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) at the Center in Brooklyn, New York. García, of Philadelphia, is the reigning WBC, WBA (Super), and The Ring champion, while Peterson holds the IBF strap. Continue reading

Why Andre Ward SHOULD Rematch Carl Froch in Nottingham (VIDEO)

In a recent interview discussing his future, missing in action world class boxer Andre Ward told Sky Sports that he is interested in a rematch with Carl Froch. The two first met in the Super Six Final back in December 2011 when Ward defeated Froch by unanimous decision in a fight that was much less competitive than the scorecards suggested.

“The UK is one thing, Nottingham is something different” said Ward. “I’m not willing to come to Nottingham, I don’t think I should have to, but Wembley stadium, the UK as a whole – I would love to come”. Continue reading

Randy Petalcorin to defend WBA interim title on April 24 in China

WBA interim world light flyweight champion Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) will defend his title against China’s Ma Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs) (WBA #9, WBO #8, IBF #10) on April 24 in Beijing, China at the 18,000+ capacity Capital Gym. The bout will feature on the Top Rank – SECA Fist of Power 3 co-promotion and be broadcast live on free to air television in China.

Petalcorin’s Australian based manager Peter Maniatis states “l first saw Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin Fight on the Brian Viloria vs Carlos Tamara world title undercard in January 2010 in Manila when Randy was only 18 years old and I signed a deal with him basically after that fight to co-manage him in General Santos City with Jim Managquil. My plan was to always bring Randy Ultratune to Melbourne so he can train and fight under Mick Hargreaves BoxingFit gym as his trainer.” Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio Presents: Mayweather vs Pacquiao – Randall Bailey Special In-Studio Guest Today

Check out Left Hook Lounge Radio on BlogTalkRadio LIVE tonight at 9ET/6PT, hosted by Boxing247 / East Side Boxing resident scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace. Left Hook Lounge Radio kicks off a full 30 days of live radio coverage breaking down Mayweather vs Pacquiao with some of the best minds in the business. Continue reading

Stevenson vs Bika, Beterbiev vs Campillo: Weigh-In

ADONIS STEVENSON: 174 ½ Pounds
SAKIO BIKA: 174 ½ Pounds

ARTUR BETERBIEV: 175 Pounds
GABRIEL CAMPILLO: 174 ½ Pounds

(TV Swing Bout)
JULIAN WILLIAMS: 154 ½ Pounds
JOEY HERNANDEZ: 155 pounds

PBC on CBS, headlined by the light heavyweight world championship fight between Stevenson and Bika, is promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and presented by Videotron and in association with Mise-O-Jeu. Tickets are on sale now at the Pepsi Coliseum box office in Quebec, by calling (418) 691-7211 or (800) 900-7469, online at www.billetech.com, at GYM (514) 383-0666 and Champion Boxing Club (514) 376-0980. Ticket prices range from $25 to $250 on the floor. Continue reading

HBO Sports to Replay Three of Manny Pacquiao’s Classics Bouts

Fight fans captivated by the fast-approaching welterweight unification title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao can enjoy a revealing look at Pacquiao’s brilliant ring career when HBO Sports presents three of his all-time classic bouts back-to-back.

On Friday, April 17 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, April 18 at 8:15 a.m. (ET/PT), HBO2 will replay Pacquiao vs. Bradley II 2014, Pacquiao vs. Cotto 2009 and Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya 2008 back-to-back. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua vs Jason Gavern: Weigh-In Video

Anthony Joshua MBE says his injury layoff has made him even hungrier for success as he returns to action against Jason Gavern at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

A stress fracture of the back forced Joshua out of his January bout with Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson, and the Olympic gold medal hero said it was tough not to capitalise on his rapid progress following another brutal KO win over Michael Sprott in Liverpool in November, but the 25 year old says he will be back and better than ever in the north east.

“I was on a roll and there was great momentum, but I think I can pick that up again,” said Joshua. Continue reading