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Video: Carl Froch – George Groves Press Conference; Crolla Signs With Matchroom

Tickets for Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title defence against George Groves at the Phones 4u Arena Manchester on November 23 will go on sale at midday on Tuesday (September 17).

Tickets priced at £30, £40 and £60 (upper tier), £80, £100, £150 and £200 (lower tier), £200, £300 and £500 (floor) will go on sale via phones4uarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 8000, while £800 VIP Gold packages are exclusively available through matchroomboxing.com or by calling 01277 359 900.

Froch and Groves will come face-to-face at a press conference as tickets go on sale and promoter Eddie Hearn expects another sold out show featuring The Cobra.

“Phones and twitter hasn’t stopped for tickets since we announced this fight had been made,” said Hearn. “Froch vs. Kessler II sold out in a few hours and we are expecting massive demand when the lines and website open on Tuesday.” Full Press Conference: Continue reading

Odoi Laryea fired up for Commonwealth title October 19

 Odoi Laryea fired up for Commonwealth title October 19Ghana’s Gabriel Odoi Laryea is relishing the opportunity to claim the first international title of his career when he faces Englishman, Martin Ward at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Sunderland, UK on 19th October with the Commonwealth Bantamweight belt at stake.

World title chasing Odoi says this:

is the perfect chance for him to announce himself to the world and is working very hard in training, all in his determined bid to win the Commonwealth title despite the fact that he will be fighting in enemy territory for the first time ever.

“I am going for a win because I believe in the training I’ve been going through, I know it’s my first fight outside Ghana but I’m ready to face anything I face in the ring. I thank my manager, my coach and my fans for their support over the years and I assure them we are bringing this title back to Ghana,” Laryea told East Side Boxing exclusively in Accra. Continue reading

New IBF Light middleweight Champ ‘King’ Carlos Molina: ‘I Want Canelo or Cotto Next!’

Brand-new IBF Light Middleweight Champion “King” Carlos Molina says when he heard the ring announcer say the words “and the NEW”, he could finally relax a bit.

“I knew I had reached one of the goals I set on the day I started boxing,” said the happy champion, now home in his beloved Chicago. Continue reading

Steve Cunningham interview

 Steve Cunningham interviewFollowing service in the US Navy, where the moniker, ‘USS’ comes from, and a successful amateur career, in which he won the 178lb National Golden Gloves, Steve Cunningham embarked on a professional career in 2000. Cunningham headed into the Krzysztof Wlodarczyk IBF Cruiserweight title bout on a 19 fight win streak. Wkodarczyk recieved a disputed split decision. In the rematch, Cunningham settled the score, winning the IBF Cruiserweight title.

Later that year Cunningham stopped Marco Huck in Germany. Currently, Cunningham competes in the Heavyweight division. Although Cunningham lost his last outing to British Heavyweight hope Tyson Fury, a bout in which Cunningham dropped the much larger Fury in the second round, Peter Fury was impressed enough to invite Cunningham into the Fury camp, to spar Tyson in preparation for David Haye.

This week Boxingroundup caught up with Steve Cunningham, to find out how camp has gone. Continue reading

Mark Davis Wins; Shemuel Pagan Dominates In His Return

 Mark Davis Wins; Shemuel Pagan Dominates In His ReturnEarlier tonight, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions and Lou DiBella’s DiBella Entertainment presented an exciting seven-bout card before a loud and vibrant crowd at the beautiful Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens. Hot 97’s DJ Carmelo created a party-like atmosphere mixing it up from the DJ booth and the special Monday night of boxing also featured three separate live performances from three of 50’s G-Unit rap artists including Tony Yayo.

Headlining the card was SMS promoted undefeated junior lightweight contender Mark Davis taking on the always-dangerous Carlos Vinan. Continue reading

The Pound for Pound Picasso Exposes Oscar’s Blueprint… Again!

 The Pound for Pound Picasso Exposes Oscar’s Blueprint… Again!Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr put to rest any belief in Oscar De la Hoya’s so called blueprint designed to beat him. The 36 year old Mayweather appears to be like a fine wine, getting better with age as he dominated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Saturday night.

In typical fashion, Floyd appeared to take his time in the early rounds to gauge his opponent’s game plan. From then on, the fight was a technical mismatch as the teacher (Mayweather) took the pupil (Alvarez) to school round after round.

In the end, Mayweather was awarded a majority decision. Scores were 117-111 (Craig Metcalfe), 116-112 (Dave Moretti), and the atrocious 114-114 card turned in by the infamous C.J. Ross (seen here boxrec.com/media/index.php/C.J._Ross). I had the fight scored 118-110. Continue reading

Chris Algieri and Joshua Clottey post big wins in Huntington

 Chris Algieri and Joshua Clottey post big wins in HuntingtonNEW YORK (September 16, 2013) Undefeated junior welterweight Chris Algieri and former world champion Joshua Clottey were both victorious Saturday night at the “RockinFights 10″ sold out professional boxing event at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

“It was a tremendous night for our fans in Huntington who once again displayed their tremendous support of our events with our tenth straight knockout at The Paramount,” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing.

“Algieri continues to show why he’s one of the best junior welterweight prospects in boxing and Clottey looked like the former world champion that he is. We expect big opportunities ahead for both fighters in the near future.” Continue reading

Mayweather’s Queue of Irrelevant Possible Opponents

 Mayweather’s Queue of Irrelevant Possible OpponentsComing up with the title that I have used for this article wasn’t easy, simply because I wanted to get my point across without offending any fighter that I may mention as I continue. Unfortunately I don’t think that I succeeded at doing that, but phrasing it the way I did makes my theme as direct as I would like it to be.

As soon as Mayweather Jr. effortlessly scratched Canelo off the list of the fighters that could possibly beat Floyd, boxing press as well as the fans asked the next logical question: who should be next?

What had happened this past Saturday night was not a competitive boxing match; it was a boxing performance symphony. For the boxing fans and enthusiasts that prefer a technical fighter to a brawler, witnessed a work of art that is Mayweather Jr. The angles of the punches, the defense, and the timing, were delivered with such finesse, that many knowledgeable people calling it his best performance yet. Continue reading

Frankie Gavin: “Khan needs to stop chasing a Mayweather fight”

 Frankie Gavin: “Khan needs to stop chasing a Mayweather fightBritish and Commonwealth Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin, who aims to secure his Lonsdale belt outright this Saturday (21 September) at The Copper Box Arena when he faces David Barnes, spoke today about rival Amir Khan’s chances in a potential showdown with the pound-for-pound number one fighter Floyd Mayweather Jnr., saying simply “he hasn’t really got any!”
 
Gavin, Britain’s only ever amateur world champion, was responding to media reports that Khan is a leading contender to become the next opponent for Mayweather, who made light work of his supposed number one threat, Canelo Alverez, last Saturday which was shown live on BoxNation in the UK.
 
Gavin continued, “Khan is an excellent fighter but Mayweather is definitely a step too far for him, as he is for anyone at the moment.” Continue reading