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Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan – Main Event Preview

IBF World welterweight champion Kell Brook meets mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan this Saturday at Sheffield’s vibrant Motorpoint Arena in front 10,000 fans eager to welcome home their favourite son in style.

It will be Brook’s first defence of his crown, won in hostile territory when outpointing the feared American Shawn Porter in August of 2014.

Yorkshire above most, if not all, UK regions embodies the Ricky Hatton-esque spirit of the British boxing fan. You know what I’m talking about, that intangible connection between fan and fighter, which remains the envy of world boxing. Continue reading

Gonzalez vs. Russell Jr., Charlo vs. Martirosyan Final Press Conference Quotes

LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2015) – Two days before their important fights live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), this Saturday, March 28, hard-hitting WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan participated in the final press conference at The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

In the second half of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader, the hard-hitting Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs), of Mexico City, will defend his WBC Featherweight World Title against talented once-beaten Russell (25-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md. Continue reading

Lamont Peterson “Anxious for April 11” — Open Media Workout Photos, More!

IBF Champion is fit and focused heading into his imminent showdown with Danny Garcia

By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones & Justin Jones – Photos © Justin Jones & Paul “Paparazzi” Jones – Washington, DC— IBF junior welterweight titlist Lamont ‟Havoc” Peterson, 31, (33-2-1, 17 KOs) held an open workout today at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center as he prepares for an April 11th tilt against fellow 140 lb. WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring champ Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs). Continue reading

World Boxing Council orders Stevenson vs. Kovalev

The WBC has initiated the free negotiations period for the mandatory title defense between WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, with a purse offer date of April 17, 2015, in case there is no agreement between the parties.

The WBC is extremely proud to continue with the task of securing the fights that the fans want and deserve to see. During the historic 52nd Annual Convention in Las Vegas in December of last year, the WBC voted unanimously in favor of a proposal which would lead to the unification of the light heavyweight division. Since then, Stevenson defended the WBC title in December, and Kovalev defeated Jean Pascal to determine the mandatory challenger with a spectacular victory that was aso for the WBC Diamond belt. Continue reading

Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan – Undercard Preview / Weigh-In Videos

The growing Matchroom tentacles spread to Sheffield, Yorkshire this coming Saturday to celebrate the homecoming of local hero and IBF World Welterweight champion Kell Brook.

One look at the shows undercard further illustrates Eddie Hearn’s commitment to his value for money model that gives some of Britain’s most exciting fighters a platform to grow and earn in the public eye.

Here we will review the highlights of an undercard stacked in significance and local interest, which will see a raucous atmosphere assured. Continue reading

Brook vs Dan Live on Showtime – Brook: I’ll show I am an elite fighter

Kell Brook says he’s ready to prove he’s an elite level fighter when he defends his IBF World Welterweight title against number one mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan tomorrow night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, live on Sky Sports.

Brook is back in action following a rollercoaster ride in the last eight months, ripping the title from Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August before a life-threatening attack on holiday in Spain just weeks later.

‘The Special One’ recovered from the attack and was told he would not only walk again but would be able to resume his career, and the Sheffield star has been on fire in the gym knowing that he’s back in the groove and at the top table of the lucrative Welterweight division. Continue reading

ESPN Thursday Night Fights: A Preview Of March 26

Weigh-In Results: Kamil Laszczyk 128.6 vs. Jose Luis Araiza 129
Patryk Szymanski 165.6 vs. Yoryi Estrella 168.2
Rances Barthelemy 137.4 vs. Angino Pérez 137.6
Breidis Prescott 146.2 vs. Fredrick Lawson 146.2

ESPN will broadcast a special Thursday night edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights, appropriately billed “ESPN Thursday Night Fights,” on ESPN2 this Thursday, March 26, 2015, from Hialeah Park Casino in Hialeah, FL.

ABOUT THE FIGHTS – In the main event, Colombian Breidis Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs) is scheduled to fight Ghanaian Fredrick Lawson (23-0, 20 KOs) a 10-round Welterweight bout. Continue reading

Brook: Hometown comeback is so emotional

Kell Brook steps between the ropes for the first time as a World champion on Saturday night as he defends his IBF Welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield against Jo Jo Dan in ‘Unbreakable’ presented by FX World, live on Sky Sports – after fearing he may never walk again after the shocking attack he suffered on holiday in Spain in September.

Brook ripped the title from Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August with a stunning performance in the American’s backyard, but just two weeks after that win, Brook was fighting for his life in hospital after a machete attack whilst on holiday in Spain. Continue reading

Pacman vs TBE – What’s the Matter?

The incessant chatter has gone beyond “shooting the breeze”. Voices of disharmony hope to gain support for their viewpoint. Much of their utterings, gossip, and jawboning drifts off into the land of piddling. That should come as no surprise to us, because it would seem that anyone who has ever laced on a pair of boxing gloves, or helped someone else do so has been asked to give his 2cents. There’s no need for him to elbow to the front either. He just needs to hang tight and quicker than later someone will shove a mic under his nose and try to capture the elusive essence of the upcoming May 2nd mega event. Unfortunately, the public is discovering the camera is shaky and so are the opinions. Continue reading

Roach: “We will make him to be as competitive as we would want him to be”

Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have a long lasting relationship, except theirs is not a good fluffy one; instead it consists of strong dislike and social competition.

Pacquiao, while having a shaky past, one filled with cheating, gambling, drinking, and other character tarnishing activities, has always been trying to earn the approval of his fellow man. He was always closely involved in local politics, charities, and actively participated in helping the people every time a natural disaster touched Philippines. After holding a position of a congressman, there were rumors that he is now aiming at elevating his position in the government. A good Samaritan, a loyal husband, and a religious leader, Pacquiao has become a man people can be proud of. Continue reading