Adrien “The Problem” Broner faces “Showtime” Shawn Porter for Ohio bragging rights not to mention a large step forward on the ladder to stardom. The fight takes place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas and will be broadcasted live on NBC. A catchweight has been implored by Broner in efforts to reduce Porter’s strength and stamina. Can Broner effectively play matador to Porter’s bull rush in a game of catch the predator? Continue reading
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) If there were any worries over his mental and physical state ahead of Saturday’s 144 lb catch-weight fight against Adrien Broner – then Shawn Porter isn’t allowing them to show – assuring everybody at the heated final presser that he is more than ready to make his Ohioan rival pay and that he intends on coming out of that ring the clear winner.
Talking to fighthype.com about Broner’s antics, Porter was adamant that he won’t let “The Problem” get under his skin. Asked if he felt that was Broner’s intention with the verbal barbs he directed towards the former IBF champion and father Kenny, “Showtime” said; Continue reading
American heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made the first defense of his WBC title when he scored a 9th round KO victory against the lightly regarded Eric Molina. The fight, which took place in Wilder’s home state of Alabama, saw the champion drop the challenger 3 times before viciously stopping him with a fourth knockdown in the 9th round which prompted referee Jack Reiss to immediately call a halt to the bout. With the victory, Wilder improved to 34-0, with 33 of his victories coming inside the distance. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos) Former P4P boss Andre Ward – removed from most lists through his 19 months of inactivity – is keen to make a statement on Saturday night when he fights Britain’s Paul Smith in his Oakland backyard, insisting to Sky Sports – who are screening the bout – that he is out to tell the world he is back.
It’s a monumental task that the Liverpool fighter is facing – irrespective of Ward’s inactivity – and the former 168 lb world title challenger will further be hindered by the 172 lb catch-weight insisted on by the American. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) He fights on June 27th against Jessie Vargas in Carson, California in a fight that may or may not be for the WBO 147 lb title dependent on what Floyd Mayweather chooses to do with it, yet ahead of this weekend’s Porter v Broner clash from The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, “Desert Storm” Tim Bradley has spoke to fighthype.com to break down the clash, offering that he thinks “The Problem” is going to be the man with the edge on the night.
He said of the 144 lb catch-weight contest; Continue reading
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) There is a good deal of anticipation surrounding Saturday’s clash from the MGM Grand Garden Arena that sees Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter headline the latest of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions cards, with top American welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr providing chief support against late replacement Phil Lo Greco.
Speaking at this week’s media scrum via fighthub Broner appeared to be talking the talk, seemingly suggesting that Porter sees the fight – and “The Problem” – as his big shot. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) He’s been accused by Shawn Porter of being quiet in the build up to their 144 lb catchweight contest, though at yesterday’s presser ahead of their fight Saturday, Adrien Broner was anything but – and at last seized the opportunity to show us all once again what an arrogant, classless human being he can be.
Evidently going too far for some – and looking like an immature teenager out to impress an older child as his mentor Floyd Mayweather looked on – Broner took pot shots at both Porter and his father and trainer, Kenny – essentially accusing the Snr Porter of misappropriating his son’s money to directly benefit himself. Continue reading
This week saw his first sit down with the media since the Manny Pacquiao fight and Floyd Mayweather Jr has insisted that he is looking forward to his penciled in September 12th date – the final fight of his contract with broadcaster Showtime and 49th pro outing in all – however the future Hall of Famer confirmed via fighthubtv that finding and announcing an opponent is sure to take some time.
Not the news Britain’s Amir Khan wanted to hear, I’m sure!
Mayweather, who it’s widely expected will indeed box on to reach that record-breaking 50-0, mastered the art of self-promotion a long time ago. Continue reading
“A rematch will happen. The younger Klitschko cannot stay the champion forever. The first fight was rough, and the loss is still burning Alexander inside. He needs a rematch in order to fix it. Alexander achieved becoming a champion. As far as where the location, Kiev is not right for it. The pressure there will be too high, and Povetkin should avoid fighting there,” said former WBC champion Oleg Maskaev.
The Povetkin vs. Klitschko bout in Moscow, Russia, in October of 2013 generated not only great interest, but also a colossal profit for everyone involved. When it comes to finances, things like venue have to be considered in order to maximize revenue. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports) Despite it being his first fight in over a year and a half on Saturday, Andre Ward is in confident mood ahead of his in-ring return against Britain’s Paul Smith, with all signs pointing toward it being nothing but routine business for the American fighter against a man expected to be hopelessly outgunned.
One Brit who Ward was interested in facing once more, is Carl “Will he, Won’t he retire?” Froch – whom the American comprehensively outclassed back in 2011. Continue reading