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Northern Irish middleweight contender and IBF #3, Eamonn O’Kane (14-1-1, 5ko) is set to face far and away the biggest test of his career when he enters a considerable underdog against Bahamian former Olympian and IBF #4 Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13ko) on the under card of the highly anticipated Gennady Golovkin/David Lemieux HBO PPV bill on October 17th at Madison Square Garden, New York.
The winner of the bout will become mandatory challenger to the IBF title currently held by Lemieux, and following the official announcement earlier this week, O’Kane – who is in training at Abel Sanchez’s Summit facility in preparation for the contest, tweeted; “I’m pleased to announce I will be winning my mandatory position for the WBA & IBF titles Oct 17th Madison Square Garden #AttitudeIsEverything.” Continue reading
Little known Krzystof Glowacki pulled off a stunning upset in New Jersey last night, knocking out long reigning WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck in the 11th round of a thoroughly entertaining scrap, sending the large Polish contingent in attendance at the Prudential Center absolutely wild.
Glowacki was flat on his back in the 6th after a solid left hook, and after rising to his feet looked as if he might get waved off, but he showed a lion hearted grit and determination to take the fight back to the German based champion, ably weathering the crisis. Continue reading
Mexico’s former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco announced his retirement from boxing after his one sided loss to unbeaten Cuban Rances Barthelemy in June, yet less than two months after releasing the statement bringing the curtain down on his career, it appears he has had a change of heart.
“I feel at peace and at the same time disappointed with myself,” DeMarco said in the aforementioned statement. “I thank God and boxing and the people who always supported me for all they gave me during my career. It’s tough, but I know God will show me new goals and dreams to conquer.” Continue reading
Now that it seems that divine intervention and salt water has healed Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder, Britain’s Amir Khan has decided to ramp up his case for landing a fight with the Filipino superstar and says he will happily copy the Floyd Mayweather blueprint to try and get the job done.
“To win a fight against someone like Pacquiao, the key is speed, movement and distance and that’s how Mayweather beat him,” he told Dubai 103.8, regarding any fight with his former Wild Card stablemate, who incidentally, will turn 37 in December. Continue reading
Faded 46 year old modern great and 4 division world titlist Roy Jones Jr continues in his quest to try and somehow maneuver himself into position to challenge for an elusive cruiserweight world title when he fights Eric Watkins (12-9-2, 5ko) as part of the Knockout Season 2 finale, live on NUVOtv in the States.
Jones has been on record lately insisting that he would like to capture the 5th divisional world honour and had been keen on a challenge to the now former WBO champion Marco Huck, who sensationally dropped his title this weekend in a stunning upset at the hands of little known Pole Krzsytof Glowacki. Continue reading
Photo: STEPHANIE TRAPP – What a difference two years can make. On this date in 2013, two-time world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) underwent surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right shoulder. Two years later, he’s feeling stronger than ever and enjoys a new appreciation for the speed, power and athleticism he’s been blessed with. Berto plans to showcase all of those attributes in his Saturday, September 12 showdown with pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
“It gave me a completely different perspective; I really thought my career might be over,” Berto said. “I told myself that when I get back in there, I was going to go all in.” Continue reading
(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) NEWARK, NJ (August 15, 2015) – Heavyweights Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) and Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) fought to a split decision draw in the main event of tonight’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Both Tarver and Cunningham fought at a consistent pace throughout the bout, exchanging punches evenly in the early rounds. Tarver caught Cunningham in the fourth round with a sneaky right cross that wobbled the younger fighter who quickly regained his composure and finished out the round. The back and forth action, which left Cunningham bruised and swollen around the eyes, lead to the draw with judges scores of 115-113 Cunningham, 115-114 Tarver and 114-114. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) In heavyweight action between two aging smaller heavyweights, 39-year-old Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KOs) and 46-year-old former 175lb champion Antonio Tarver (31-6-1, 22 KOs) fought to a 12 round draw tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The fight televised on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV in the United States.
It was a tossup fight that really could have gone either way. The judges scored it 115-113 for Cunningham, 115-114 for Tarver and 114-114 even. It was a winnable fight for either of these guys, but a draw was definitely fair. If the judges had given the fight to Tarver, they would have had to ignore the fact that he was doing almost nothing in every round of the fight. Continue reading
WBA (reg) bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell makes the long trip back to Texas next month for his second fight with Japan’s Al Haymon advised Tomoki Kameda as part of the secretive American advisor’s Premier Boxing Champions brand.
McDonnell squeezed past the previously unbeaten Kameda in May after hitting the deck in the 3rd and rising to show exactly why he is one of the most underrated fighters in Britain at the moment, displaying a grit and steely determination that saw him hold on to his title by scores of 114-113 across the board. Continue reading
Top-ranked, unbeaten heavyweight contender Lucas Browne overcame a far tougher and determined Julius Long than anybody expected earlier today in Australia. Eventually, after a rough and tough night’s work, Browne got the KO win with a second remaining in the ninth-round. Now 23-0(20), Browne said post-fight how he injured his thumb in the early going. Long, loser of eleven of his last 12 bouts, falls to 16-19(14). Still, the 38-year-old put on one of his best showings in some time.
“Big Daddy,” as Browne is known, is closing in on a shot at a world title and the 36-year-old has called out all manner of big names recently. It’s likely that none of these fighters – Tyson Fury included – will have seen anything to worry them in Browne’s latest win. Continue reading