Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis arrived in Istanbul (Turkey). The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will face US veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson on March 22nd in Tekirdag. It is the clash of two former Klitschko foes: In March 2011 Solis lost to then WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne (Germany) due to a knee injury; Thompson had already two shots at Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir in 2008 and 2012 but lost both fights. Continue reading
Luiz Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) is a veteran that has had his share of big fights. He was a top contender in the welterweight division and gave Andre Berto and Ricky Hatton tough fights when they were in their prime. Time has passed and Collazo went under the radar because he wasn’t given the benefit of the doubt in those fights that some even say he won. Continue reading
NEW YORK: (March 6, 2014) Former world champion Joshua
“The Grand Master” Clottey will head to Newcastle, Australia on
APRIL 2 to clash with former two time WBA Champion and local favorite Anthony “the man” Mundine in a twelve round junior middleweight clash, it was confirmed today by Joe DeGuardia, Founder and President of Star Boxing. Continue reading
MGM Grand in Las Vegas selected as official site for Mayweather vs. Maidana mega-fight Saturday, May 3 live on Showtime PPV®
LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2014) – MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. has won the right to host the Saturday, May 3 mega-fight between 10-time and Five-Division World Champion and current WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather against Argentine power-puncher and WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana.
“We are honored to host another one of Floyd Mayweather’s epic championship fights at MGM Grand,” said Richard Sturm, president of Sports and Entertainment for MGM Resorts International. “The MGM Grand Garden Arena has been Floyd’s home for many years and he always thrills the fans inside the Arena and those watching worldwide.” Continue reading
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) finally made up his mind today about where to stage his May 3rd fight against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s). The fight will be staged at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The venue was a real no-brainer due to the absence of a state tax in Nevada. That’s why makes Nevada and other states like Texas and Washington ideal for boxing, because the fighters don’t take a second hit on their taxes after having a huge chunk taken out on the federal taxes.
Having the fight staged in New York instead of Las Vegas would have taken a huge chunk out of Mayweather’s winning, and that obviously is something that he wasn’t too keen on taking place. The only way it would have been worth it for Mayweather to fight at the Barclays Center would be if they sweetened the pot by giving Mayweather extra cash to cover what he’d be losing from the state tax money taken from his purse. Continue reading
#1 IBF Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) will be stepping inside the ring this month to face Mexican welterweight champion Alvaro Robles (17-2, 15 KO’s) on March 15th in a stay busy fight for Brook at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Brook needs a fight to stay sharp while he’s waiting for a Summer clash against IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter, and Robles is the perfect opponent for Brook to fight.
Brook can’t take the risk of fighting anyone good enough to potentially beat him because he’d miss out on his title shot against Porter, As it is Brook already lost out on a title shot last year against former IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander after Brook suffered two separate injuries that messed things up for him. Continue reading
On Saturday, March 8th, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) will take on former WBO interim title holder “El Perro” Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) in the main event of a superb Showtime PPV fight card.
Boxing journalist and radio commentator Joseph Herron joins talented fight trainer Rick Morones Jr. in this comprehensive video analysis of “Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo”, as they preview the upcoming Golden Boy Promotions event. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) This Saturday on March 8th Canelo Alvarez will be taking on the hard hitting Alfredo Angulo. It will be Canelo’s first fight back since he suffered his first defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. If there is any doubt in Canelo that he can’t make a successful comeback I’d suggest he erase those thoughts now. Angulo is slow but does pack a good punch and if he senses that Canelo is on the defense he will attack.
Canelo possesses power as well and I believe him to be the far more superior boxer than Angulo. Although I must admit that under the wing of Virgil Hunter Angulo seems to be improving. If Angulo has the right game plan going into Saturday’s fight we can see a very competitive fight between the two heavy hitters. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The two hour program will feature two time “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia, Kronk Gym trainer Javan “Sugar“ Hill, Junior Welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme, talented young trainer Sam Garcia, and Super Flyweight prospect Bruno Escalante.
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Kicking off tonight’s program will be Oxnard, California based trainer Robert Garcia. The two time trainer of the year will discuss the upcoming Marcos Maidana/Floyd Mayweather Jr. special event, which will go down on May 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robert will also discuss the future of Mikey Garcia, Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire, IBF Featherweight title holder Evgeny Gradovich, and many other talented fighters in his stable. Continue reading
“Trainer discussion with Ronnie Shields and James Gogue ” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”
“JEK III Productions” presents a special “Boxing Roundtable” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
Pugilist KOrner link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wcsteelerfan/2014/03/03/tha-weekend-wrap
This past Sunday on “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”, expert trainers Ronnie Shields and James Gogue conducted a special discussion about this past weekend’s events, including the big rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan “The Warrior” Vera in San Antonio, Texas, as well as the WBO Featherweight title fight between Orlando Salido and Vasyl Lomachenko.
The two boxing teachers also enlightened their listening audience with a history lesson that included some of the monumental fights in which coach Shields has been involved.
David Tua vs. Ike Ibeabuchi, Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis, and many more of boxing’s biggest and most historic events!! Continue reading