March 22, 2014 – Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the highly anticipated April 12th HBO Pay-Per-View® world welterweight championship rematch between undefeated 147-pound title-holder Timothy Bradley Jr. and the world renowned Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of “Face Off,” starring the two prizefighters. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Pacquiao/Bradley 2” debuts tonight at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO.
Moderated by Max Kellerman, “Face Off” is an insightful and often gripping interview session in which the two fighters square off and answer Kellerman’s questions. The fighters also get the chance to address each other and their fans in this engaging format. Continue reading
GILROY CA, March 21, 2014 – Multiple world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs), who’s co-manager by Bob Santos and Luis Decubas Jr., has signed an agreement with world renowned adviser, Al Haymon.
After a long layoff, Guerrero is eager to get back in the ring and start another run toward a world title. With the addition of Haymon, sky is the limit for Guerrero, who will most likely be returning to the ring in the very near future.
“Signing with Al Haymon was a team decision and together we feel with no doubts that this was the best move for my career,” said Guerrero. “Team Guerrero and Team Al Haymon are united as one and together we are going straight to the top. Continue reading
Leading up to the highly anticipated world welterweight title rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. – set for Saturday, April 12 and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View® – HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of two compelling showdowns that highlight the remarkable skill and will of these competitors.
On Friday, March 28 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT), HBO2 will replay Pacquiao vs. Bradley I 2012 and Bradley vs. Provodnikov 2013 back-to-back. On June 9, 2012 in the bright spotlight of Las Vegas, Timothy Bradley Jr. won a controversial split decision over Manny Pacquiao, igniting a hot debate in the boxing community that triggered public demand for a rematch. Continue reading
I feel I’m somewhat of a rarity these days – a British fight fan who still makes a point of watching USA heavyweight boxing. Everyone knows the issues surrounding the heavyweight scene in America and the lack of a genuine titleholder in the last 6 years or so. That said, there’s still a lot to be excited about, and with the heavyweight scene about to undergo its biggest shake up in years, American heavyweight boxing could be about to receive a badly needed boost.
The heavyweight showdown between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne for Vitali’s vacated title in June in Mexico will ensure we see one of the big belts go to a non-Klitschko which in itself is exciting enough!
Whether you feel Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KO) is deserving of the opportunity to fight for the title (and avenge his defeat last year) against Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KO) is debatable. What can be guaranteed however is another great fight, which should – hopefully – be even more engrossing than the last fight. Continue reading
Exactly one month before the “world title” match with Peter Quillin (30-0) in Washington, the best Czech professional boxer Lukáš Konečný met with journalists at a press conference in Prague which was gathered by his stable SES Boxing and Profiboxing.cz.
What was said there? The main thing was that this 35-year-old fighter from Ústí nad Labem said that the fight the undefeated American boxer with Cuban roots would be the last one in his career.
“I’ve been saving the best for last. I want this fight to be my last. The result is not important. I’ve been doing this sport at top level for more than twenty years. Now it is time to leave,” said Konečný who has fought in fifty-four fights during his professional career. During his amateur career, he participated in more than 300 duels.
Konečný’s coach Dzemski and Christof Hawerkamp (a press agent of the stable SES) approved the decision. But then Konečný finally confirmed that thanks to the option of the Golden Boy Promotion stable, which is the main organiser of the gala, there is a chance that he may return one day. Continue reading
Tyson Fury erupted at today’s press conference in Manchester with rival Dereck Chisora as the volatile heavyweights came face-to-face in the city where the big grudge fight will take place.
Chisora and Fury collide in a Final Eliminator for the WBO World Heavyweight title, with the Vacant British title on the line and also Chisora’s European belt, at the Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday 26th July.
Both met head-to-head on Monday in London where they engaged in a war of words, but if today’s events are anything to go by, the big summer showdown could be the most explosive all-British heavyweight scrap in recent years.
Londoner Chisora kept Fury waiting on the top table turning up well after the official start time and casually strolling in which, no doubt, infuriated the Manchester giant. Continue reading
Brian ‘the lion’ Rose will finally see his dream of challenging for a world title come true this summer when he travels to America to oppose reigning WBO light-middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade, live on Sky Sports and HBO.
In his last outing Blackpool’s Rose defeated Javier Maciel in a thrilling contest that served as a final eliminator for Andrade’s strap. In December 2012 he won the Lonsdale belt outright by winning a unanimous decision over Sam Webb; four months later, in the same venue, he stepped up onto the world stage to face Joachim Alcine for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title, stopping him in the final round. Continue reading
It took a more than a year for Vitali Klitschko to announce his retirement. It all started with rumors, he then swiftly aligned himself with Ukrainian government, and in a matter of a couple of months, he was neck deep in politics.
Now, as Ukraine is going through an awfully turbulent, chaotic time, Vitali once again made it clear that boxing is his past, while trying to be a policies leader is his present and future.
“I will not return to the sport. Even though it is, and always will be in my heart. Truthfully, lately I have not had any time to train. As soon as such opportunity presents itself, at 7am I work out in the fitness club, and by 9am I am at the office,” said Vitali. Continue reading
“He still has a little bit of a chest cold but it’s common with Manny though because he has so many people that go to his house who want to bother him. I don’t know why these people feel like they need to see Manny or get him sick,” stated Roach.
It is somewhat common to have all kinds of people around when a fighter is in training. Whether its family, friends, or just loyal fans surrounding the gym in hopes of scoring a picture or an autograph when the fighter is on their way out, the risk of catching a cold or a flu is most definitely elevated.
It is interesting to note, that while some fighter don’t mind the external attention during preparation, others are very stringent about not allowing anyone but the closest team members to be present. Continue reading
Last November he experienced a bitter end of the closely watched fight with Dereck Chisora (20-4). A few months later, the best Czech heavyweight fighter Ondřej Pála (33-4) is going to face another rival from the British Islands, David Price (16-2), no matter that he competes for a German team with the Austrian Sauerland Event licence, David Price.
Approximately half the way through a seven-week-long training, the 29-year-old member of the Médea Boxing Team of Prague is quite content. “I feel perfect,” says a noticeably thinner Pála in an interview with Proxiboxing.cz. “Next week, tall guys are going to come for sparring, everything has been going smoothly so far,” adds his coach Jurij Krivoručko.