Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) looks to be headed for a knockout loss tonight against WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (22-1, 19 KO’s) in their fight at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson has been knocking guys out left and right lately, and it would seem that the tall, upright Bellew would be the perfect opponent for Stevenson to KO tonight to add his 20th knockout to his growing number of knockouts on his resume.
Bellew has done a great job of drawing attention to the fight with his hyperbolic statements, but at the end of the day he probably will end up getting knocked out quicker than Stevenson’s other recent opponents have. Bellew hasn’t been looking that great lately in his fights against Isaac Chilemba, Roberto Bolonti and Edison Miranda. Those were all fights that were more difficult than they should have been for a fighter ranked as high as Bellew, but they ended up being hard fights for him. He’s not coming into this fight from anything impressive. His win over Chilemba in his last fight was more of a clinching affair than a fight where meaningful punches were thrown by Bellew. Continue reading
Photo: Tom Barnes/Hitz Boxing – An electric Black Wednesday crowd got more than their fill of pre-Thanksgiving action during Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” Wednesday night in Hammond, IN.
In the six round main event, light welterweight Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (9-1-1, 3 KOs) beat the always tough Genaro “G” Mendez (7-2-1, 4 KOs) by majority decision. The two former sparring partners traded punches through the match.
“I wanna be a champion, Chicago’s champion,” said Canas after the fight. “I am looking at big things guys.” Continue reading
Froch seems to be leaning towards career finale in Vegas, Groves says he’d stop Froch in six-rounds in a rematch
The fallout over last weekend’s epic yet controversial Carl Froch-George Groves fight continues. Amid reported death threats aimed at referee Howard Foster – who, as if you didn’t know, halted the fight in the 9th-round, instantly coming under fire from just about everybody, the feeling being that he halted the action prematurely – fans continue to talk about a possible rematch between the two British rivals.
Fans also continue to either praise Groves and have a go at Froch, or, is some cases, praise both fighters. But you will be hard pressed to find anyone who is entirely satisfied with what went down in Manchester last Saturday. The only way to end the controversy, the thinking goes, is to get Froch and Groves back in the ring ASAP. But it’s almost never that simple in boxing. Continue reading
The quest to enshrine Ghana as the hub of boxing on the African continent swings into full gear on December 20 when Alex Ntiamoah Boakye’s Box Office Sports Promotions in collaboration with Union Sports Promotions headed by Nana Ampofo present the Warriors Night 2 boxing show headlined by a fight between two foreigners in Accra.
The epic night of boxing scheduled for the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium has top on the bill the clash for the IBF International Super Middleweight Championship over 12 rounds featuring Przemyslaw Opalach of Poland against Tanzanian Maisha Samson. Opalach is being managed by Dalibor Ban, a German with Croatian origin, also a former manager of Uensal Arik, a German who fought on Box Office Promotions’ bill here in Ghana in the year 2011. Now he eyes the IBF International title but standing between the Polish boxer and history is the Samson, the pride of Tanzania. Continue reading
By Sal Arteaga: Showtime Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza has turned the television network into boxing’s premier broadcast by producing high quality boxing events. He’s done so by attracting top level talent none bigger than pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO’s) who signed an exclusive six fight deal with the network.
Four fights remain in the Showtime-Mayweather contract. The next fight is scheduled for May 3rd against likely opponent Amir Khan, to be followed by a September 13rd bout against a to be determined opponent. One name seems to have reemerged once again as a possible candidate– Manny Pacquiao (55-5, 38 KO’s). After his dominant victory over two division champion Brandon Rios (31-2, 23 KO’s), the Filipino superstar along with his promoter (Top Rank) made it known they would like to challenge the pound-for-pound king. Continue reading
Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) was in full flight in his six round stoppage victory over future hall of famer ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) at the AllPhones Arena in Sydney, Australia last night.
In the 50th fight of his career and having long sought to fight a marquee name in the sport, it was clear from the opening bell the 38 year old Australian was out to put on a performance to get the boxing world’s attention.
Mundine possessed a significant size advantage, with his six centimetre height advantage to Mosley looking quite imposing. Upon commencement, Mundine took the centre of the ring and was looking to stalk Mosley. Continue reading
Back spasms saw stopped multi time world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley (47-9-1, 39 KOs) for the first time in his glorious twenty year career in his bout with Anthony “The Man” Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) at the All Phones Arena in Sydney, NSW on Wednesday night.
Mosley was ruled out by Doctor Lou Lewis and referee Raul Caiz senior but the three division titlist was being dominant by an impressive Mundine who put on his best display since edging Daniel Geale in 2009.
As in his bouts against Vernon Forrest, the shorter American, who had a two centimetre reach advantage, had trouble with get Mundine’s left lead and was forced to fight mostly going backwards. Coming down from 168 pounds in 2008 , Mundine’s size and strength was evident as he bullied Shane both outside and in close. Continue reading
Zab Judah: Training camp has been fun. We had a great training camp here in Las Vegas and a lot of good public relations and I’m just excited to come back home and be crowned the king of BK.
Paulie Malignaggi: It’s a pleasure being on with everyone once again. I really look forward to mixing it up with Zab and hopefully we get a record crowd for Brooklyn at Barclays Center. I know he’s got a lot of support in Brooklyn and I know I have a lot of support in Brooklyn. We have a great supporting cast on the undercard and I think this card has the potential to be the best card that Barclays Center has put on yet, and we’ve had some great cards there. Hopefully, like Richard said, we get a good crowd. I would like it to be a sell-out card. I think it is going to be the most spectacular card that has been at Barclays yet. I look forward to mixing it with him and seeing who really is the king of Brooklyn for this generation and I’ve prepared very well for that.
Q: Dan Rafael ESPN- Hello guys- good to talk to you today. I’d like you both to answer. You guys are both from Brooklyn in the same weight class. When did you start to think this fight would happen? Continue reading
Moments ago in Sydney Australia, Anthony Mundine forced Sugar Shane Mosley to retire on his stool after six-rounds. Mosley, far past his best at age 42, claimed he had injured his back and remained in his corner after the 6th. Mundine, now 45-5(27) made something of a statement in the rearranged fight by becoming the very first man to halt the former multi-weight ruler and future Hall of Famer.
Mundine, the four-years younger man, was too big and strong for the slow-looking Mosley. Dominating with his jab in the early going, Mundine had to take some good shots from Mosley in the 4th-round, a good action round that saw “The Man” also shake Mosley. Mundine dominated the 5th and 6th-rounds, before the retirement from Mosley. Continue reading
The rebuilding process begins for David Price (15-2, 13 KOs) on December 14 when he travels to Neubrandenburg, Germany to face Evgeny Orlov (14-12-1, 10 KOs).
‘‘I am excited to be starting this new chapter in my career,’’ said Price. ‘‘My training with Adam (Booth) has been going really well. We have made some changes in the gym and been working on a few different things for this fight. Come fight night people will see these changes in my performance.
‘‘My opponent Orlov is a tough guy so I am not taking anything for granted but I have seen him in training camps and watched him fight so I know what I need to do to beat him. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get the ball rolling.’’ Continue reading
Left-Hook Lounge Radio goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT, as EastSideBoxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace, Andre Gant, and Francisco Guzman take a look back at Manny Pacquiao’s strong performance over Brandon Rios, as well as shocking reports out of the Philippines that Manny Pacquiao’s $18M purse has been withheld in light of a $50M tab owed to the Philippine tax services.
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The Pugilist KOrner: Virgil Hunter, Austin Trout, Glen Tapia, Donovan George, Keandre Gibson, and Mike Jimenez
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents elite level trainer Virgil Hunter, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt“ Trout, Junior Middleweight prospect Glen Tapia, Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb” George, Junior Welterweight prospect Keandre Gibson, and Super Middleweight prospect Mike Jimenez on tonight’s two hour episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
It’s a privilege to welcome elite level trainer Virgil Hunter back to the Pugilist KOrner. The always astute boxing mentor will discuss his pound for pound fighter’s dominant performance over previously undefeated Edwin Rodriguez on November 16th, as well as the status of his soon to be Welterweight star from Bolton, Lancashire, Amir Khan. Continue reading