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Lara ready to ‘bust up Austin Trout’s mouth’ live on BoxNation

Light-middleweight hotshots Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout traded verbal jabs ahead of their crunch Brooklyn world title showdown, live on BoxNation.

The pair were speaking ahead of this weekend’s highly anticipated bill, taking place at the Barclays Center in New York, and headlined by Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah, with the Brooklyn natives set to tussle for bragging rights.

Nevertheless, the stacked undercard features no fewer than three world title fights, with IBF welterweight ace Devon Alexander defending his belt against undefeated Shawn Porter and Sakio Bika putting his WBC super-middleweight crown on the line against hard-hitting Anthony Dirrell. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio – Live at 9ET/6PT

“Left-Hook Lounge Radio” goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT, hosted by EastSideBoxing’s Vivek “Vito” Wallace and the gang! On the table this week is a look back at last weekends solid performances by Kovalev and Stevenson; as well as a look ahead at this weekends action packed cards by both Showtime & HBO.

On deck this week is Judah vs Malignaggi, Rigondeaux vs Agbeko, Trout vs Lara, as well as the return of Thurman and Kirkland! Tons to talk about and the Left-Hook Lounge crew will cover all ends of the spectrum!

Call in live at 949.943.1665 or follow this link to hear what they think!

Do Mayweather and Pacquiao Respect Boxing Fans?

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. When Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out with the punch of the century, most people thought it represented the final nail in the coffin for a Mayweather-Pacquiao clash. That perfectly timed right hand not only put an end to Pacquiao’s recent aura of invincibility, but also seemingly sealed the fate of what could have been the biggest fight in boxing history.

Demand for Mayweather-Pacquiao had reached an all-time high in 2009-2010. But by the end 2012, however, all hope seemed lost compliments of Pacquiao’s Mexican nemesis. Continue reading

Malignaggi, Bika-Dirrell, Lara quotes

02 Malignaggi IMG_9722Paulie Malignaggi, Two-Time and Two-Division World Champion

“I expect the best Zab Judah. [I expect] a Zab Judah who is going to be fighting for his boxing career. I feel the same way.

“If we saw each other in the gym, we would try to knock each other out. There’s no love taps. With this much on the line you can bet we’re both going to have it out on Saturday.

“You have to be stubborn to have longevity. One or two losses can quickly demote you to a second level fighter, but you have to have the stubbornness to keep going.

“There’s a lot of emotion, but at the end of the day we gotta do what we gotta do to win. Continue reading

Roy Jones Jr vs Benmakhlouf in Moscow on Dec 21

royjones_otr Square Ring Promotions and Hrunov Promotions announced today that Roy Jones, Jr. (56-9, 40 KO’s) would be back in the ring on December 21, 2013 in Moscow, Russia in a 12 round WBU Cruiserweight title fight against Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KO’s).

“Roy is excited to be coming back to Russia to fight, and we are very happy that we were able to put this together so quickly with our good friend and partner Vlad Hrunov,” said John Wirt, CEO of Square Ring Promotions. “We are disappointed that the fight with Bobby Gunn didn’t happen, but there were just too many loose ends, and it was taking far too long. Vlad came forward and closed the deal on Monday. We have a longstanding relationship with him and his team and knew that he could make it happen.” Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin vs Osumanu Adama in Monte Carlo on Feb 1

golovkin455 Boxing’s fastest rising superstar, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will return to Monte Carlo, on Saturday, FEBRUARY 1 to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) Middleweight Championship belts against former world title challenger Osumanu Adama in the main event of “Monte Carlo Night of Champions.”

“Monte Carlo Night of Champions” is presented by Africa’s promotional giant, Golden Gloves of South Africa. The Golvokin/Adama world title clash is presented in association with K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions. Detailed ticket information for the event at the beautiful Salle des Etoiles venue on the peninsula of Monte Carlo will be announced shortly. Monte Carlo is known as one of the premier cities in the world and one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. Continue reading

Rigondeaux/Agbeko, Tapia/Kirkland, Macklin/Russ Quotes

rigondeaux4Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) / World Boxing Organization (WBO) 122‐pound world champion and Cuban sensation GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX returns to the ring fresh from his career‐best victory. Rigondeaux will be bidding for Fighter of the Year honors when hedefends his unified titles against former two‐time world champion JOSEPH “King Kong” AGBEKO, Saturday, December 7, at Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City. The card will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The live telecast will also feature local favorite GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA risking his Top‐Five rating and undefeated record in a 10‐round junior middleweight battle against knockout artist JAMES KIRKLAND and three‐time world title challenger MATTHEW MACKLIN in a 10‐round middleweight rumble against undefeated contender LAMAR RUSS. Continue reading

A knockout success! Amir Khan helps raise over £83,000 for Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

LtoR - Rizwan Malik, Amir Khan & Jhangir Malik - UK Director of Islamic ReliefLast Sunday night at the Hilton Hotel in Bradford, Amir Khan hosted a sell-out fundraising dinner for Islamic Relief’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal, which caused huge devastation in the Philippines last month.

Over 500 people from all across the country attended the black tie event and a staggering £83,400 was raised to help victims of the disaster by the end of the night.

The fantastic total was raised through ticket sales and an impressive charity auction, which featured rare items including a signed Mohamed Ali boxing glove, Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao’s boxing shorts, one of Usain Bolt’s famous running shoes and a special meet and greet with Amir Khan at his own gym, Gloves Community Centre. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Jr. On Next Opponent: “Next Week”

floyd676It seems as though Mayweather Jr. had just fought Miguel Cotto, but in reality has already conquered Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez. I suppose we are just not used to seeing Mayweather Jr. fight so often.

His contract with Showtime was questioned at first, but for boxing fans and Mayweather Jr. fanatics, it turned out to be a blessing.

Now, just 3 months after his dominating performance against Canelo, Mayweather Jr. is already on the verge of knowing his next foe as well as the date of the fight. Or at least that’s what it seems like: Continue reading

Alexander Povetkin Coming Back In Early 2014, Possibly As a Self Promoter

povetkin123After suffering his first career loss to Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin suggested that he was not devastated by his defeat, and was planning on pursuing the road to a re-match with the Ukrainian giant.

Now that it’s almost 2014, Povetkin stated that his next move will be announced in the beginning of next year:

“Everything will be clear in the beginning of the year. All of my contracts are ending, and I need to decide whether to sign again or not, or maybe to do things on my own. Whatever is best for me,“ stated Povetkin. Continue reading