Bracero defeats Staden; U.S. Olympic Team Trials

BROOKLYN, NY (July 30, 2011) – It wasn’t until junior welterweight Gabriel “Tito” Bracero’s eleventh pro fight that he finally stopped an opponent inside the distance. Now, he looks like he’s making up for lost time. Bracero (17-0, 3 KOs) assaulted Floridian Danie van Staden (8-7, 4 KOs) for much of three rounds until a vicious right cross finished the night for good at 1:08 of round three in front of Bracero’s hometown fans at the Aviator Sports & Events Complex in Brooklyn, New York. continue

Antonio Tarver: “I gave Bernard Hopkins the opportunity of a lifetime and he was never honorable by giving me a rematch!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 135th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with the newly crowned IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver (29-6, 20 KOs) who is coming off an impressive upset victory against former champion Danny Green (31-4, 27 KOs). Tarver spoke about his stoppage victory, and also discussed his future which may possibly include a rematch with Bernard Hopkins or a heavyweight championship bout with one of the Klitschko brothers. He also shared his views on the upcoming Super Six Finals matchup between Andre Ward and Carl Froch. Here is a complete transcript of that interview:

JENNA J: Let’s move to our second guest of this week’s show, and it’s one that I’m very proud to have on because not only is he a Showtime analyst but he is now the current reigning IBO cruiserweight champion of the world. We’re joined by ‘The Magic Man’ Antonio Tarver! How’s everything going today, Antonio?

ANTONIO TARVER: Oh I’m doing really well. I’m doing really well. Thanks for having me.

JENNA: Well it’s definitely a pleasure of ours. Now you’re coming off of a very impressive performance just this last week against Danny Green. Can you tell us about your whole experience over in Australia?

TARVER: Yeah, you know they made it very, very comfortable for me. I mean they really laid out the red carpet and we were received very, very well with respect and dignity and my hat goes off to Danny Green Promotions, you know Green Machine Promotions. It’s a first class outfit. His promoter Mick Timmer is a first class guy. They put me together with a guy that was our liaison over there. His name was Mick Markson and he’s just a wonderful, wonderful guy, man. He just treated us with the utmost respect and made sure we had everything we needed and he’s just a standup guy. I really enjoyed my trip and I would be inclined to go back to Australia and fight again. continue

Shumenov defeats Santiago; Weigh-in: Bracero-Staden; U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing

LAS VEGAS (July 29, 2011) – World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Association (“IBA”) World Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov unloaded a 23-punche explosion on three-time world title challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago in the ninth round, when the fight was stopped by referee Tony Weeks, in tonight’s mainevent that aired live on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. continue

Wach defeats McBride; U.S. Olympic Team Trials; Smith stops Arcos

Friday evening, June 29th, 2011, Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports lived up to its commitment of “keeping the class in boxing” with an old-school fight card that showcased a wide variety of gifted fighters. All of the combatants lived up to their potential, producing a night of theatre that left boxing fans in awe. continue

Peterson KO’s Cayo in the Twelfth; Miranda Disqualified for Low Blows

By John Gabriel Thompson: Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KO’s) has earned himself a shot at Amir Khan’s belt by stopping Victor Manuel Cayo (26-2, 18 KO’s) in the twelfth round of their International Boxing Federation (IBF) light welterweight title eliminator at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights series. Also in action, Edison Miranda (34-6, 29 KO’s) got himself disqualified against Yordanis Despaigne (9-1, 5 KO’s) for low blows, on the second weekend in a row this writer has covered fights which have ended by low blows. continue

The Boxing Pound for Pound List in 5 Years

by Jorge Alarcon-Swaby:

1. Amir Khan
Won 25 (KO 17) + Lost 1 (KO 1)
Khan won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics when he was only 17 years old. It's not surprising how far he has come since then. Seeing Khan in the Pound for Pound list in 5 years is very likely. continue

Antonio Tarver and Tyson Fury will be “On the Ropes Boxing Radio” - Now Available On-Demand!

by Jenna J - This week's 135th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) features special guests Antonio Tarver and Tyson Fury. You can click play on the player to listen.

On the Ropes Boxing Radio is back to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of boxing! Join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my amazing Producer and Co-Host Geoffrey Ciani.

• Tyson Fury beating Dereck Chisora in a lopsided unanimous decision
• Where Fury and Chisora go from here?
• Amir Khan’s impressive 5th round knockout against Zab Judah
• Will Timothy Bradley be next for Khan in December?
• Erik Morales vs. Jorge Barrios rumored to be contested for the WBC junior welterweight bely with Bradley getting stripped soon
• Review of HBO Face-Off: Floyd Mayweather versus Victor Ortiz
• Saul Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez added to Floyd Mayweather versus Victor Ortiz under card


Knockout artist Alvarado fights Martinez on Saturday; Peterson-Cayo, Miranda-Despaigne tonight; Sergio Martinez visits WBC headquarters

DENVER (July 29, 2011) – Undefeated Top-10 junior welterweight contender MIKE ALVARADO has stripped off the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title he was scheduled to defend on Saturday night in his north Denver homecoming fight against former Méxican welterweight champion Gabriel Martinez. Alvarado had captured the vacant WBC Continental Americas title in his previous fight, in May, via a third-round stoppage of Ray Narh (25-2, 21 KOs), who had entered that fight rated No. 6 by the WBC and was riding a seven-year, 15-bout winning streak, with 12 of those victories coming by knockout. continue

Daniel Geale ready to take on the world

By Elyas Khaliqi: Australia’s newest boxing champion, Daniel Geale, has placed himself at the top of the Australian boxing tree, and amongst elite company in both Australian and world boxing. With his sensational May 7th victory over German champion Sebastian Sylvester, on German soil, Geale joins Australian ring legends Lionel Rose (RIP), Jimmy Carruthers and Jeff Harding as the only Australian fighters to win a world title overseas. The Aussie’s name will now be mentioned alongside Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr, James Toney and Michael Nunn, as owner of the IBF Middleweight title. continue

The conundrum of a boxing fanatic

By Eddy Manning: In life we are always posed with questions and dilemmas. We face new problems every day and for the most part we tackle them head on. Heck, we thrive on them. continue

Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy was born to fight

By Joseph Herron: Everyone has a calling. Regardless of race, creed, culture, or nationality, every man and woman has a mission or vision to fulfill.

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy’s thirst for the fight game was recognized at an early age. continue

Nick Charles honored; Prizefighter Light-Middleweights II on 8/15

NEW YORK, NY (July 29, 2011) – This Sunday night’s episode of Broadway Boxing will pay tribute to one of the pioneers of sports television and one of boxing’s greatest advocates, the late Nick Charles. The program will feature a roundtable discussion featuring those who knew Charles the best, never before seen footage of Charles talking about the sport of boxing and, of course, three memorable bouts that Charles called from ringside in his capacity as the play-by-play man for Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation series and Broadway Boxing. continue

Mayweather vs. Ortiz: A legacy of a fighter

By Robert Jackson: I’ve been a Mayweather fan for many years now, as the heir apparent to Roy Jones, Floyd has everything that Roy had plus better boxing fundamentals and technique, also Floyd thinks quicker and better on his feet than Roy did. continue

Weigh-in: Peterson-Cayo, Miranda-Despaigne, More!; Wach-McBride weights

Weights from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for tomorrow night's "FIGHT NIGHTS" card televised on ESPN Friday Night Fights and promoted by Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Group. continue

Weights: Shumenov 175 lbs., Santiago 173 lbs; Wach vs. McBride weigh-in; BJ Flores impressive in beating Iannuzzi

12 Rounds – World Boxing Association (WBA)/IBA World Light Heavyweight Championship
Beibut Shumenov (11-1, 7 KOs), Champion, Las Vegas, NV175 LBS.
Danny Santiago (31-4, 19 KOs), Challenger, Ocala, FL173 LBS. continue

Mayweather Jr. vs Ortiz on Max Kellerman Face Off

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Max Kellerman Face Off: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz ( continue

Ray Narh fight in Macau postponed to August 27

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: The World Boxing Council (WBC) international super lightweight championship fight between Ghanaian Sugar Ray Narh and Prawet Singwancha of Thailand scheduled for China mainland of Macau this Saturday July 30 has been postponed to August 27 due to some technical challenges. continue

Devon Alexander moving up to welterweight

By Robert Brown: Devon Alexander is preparing to move up and launch an assault on the 147l pound division after winning a highly controversial fight against the 140 pound brawler Lucas Matthysse. Rather than organizing a re-match, Alexander has decided to resurrect his career and go after bigger names and bigger money in the 147 pound division. continue

Is Amir ‘King’ Khan the most exciting fighter in boxing today?

By Bill Patrice Jones: Roughly a year ago HBO confidently asserted that the light-welterweight division was more loaded with exciting talent than any other. Some of the best up and coming fighters in the world were just embarking on world championship level careers. The list included: Timothy Bradley, Devon Alexander, Marcos Maidana and now arguably the most special of them all Amir ‘King’ Khan. continue

Pavlik conference call quotes; Cayo vs. Peterson, Miranda vs. Despaigne press conference

What the participants had to say on Wednesday:

KELLY PAVLIK: “Training is going very good right now. I’ve been hitting it hard; this is probably the last hard week. We’re going to finish up sparring and next week will be cruise-mode. It couldn’t be better than the way it’s going right now. I’m feeling good.” continue

DeGale challenges Wilczewski for European title in September; Rodriguez-Traietti on 8/20; Shumenov-Santiago tomorrow

James DeGale is desperate to get back into the ring and claim the European Boxing Union (EBU) Super-Middleweight title in his comeback fight in September. continue

Alfonso Gomez vs. Saul Alvarez press conference quotes; Frankie Gomez vs. Adrian Granados on 8/26; Shumenov-Santiago on Friday

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (Left) and super welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez (Right) pose on July 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the press conference to officially announce their September 17, 2011 world title fight. continue

Povetkin vs. Chagaev press conference quotes; Cotena-Coyle, Hyland-Trotta on 8/12; Little-Cesna on 7/31

Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) and Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) today participated in an international press conference in Erfurt, Germany, one month ahead of their World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Title fight. After Wladimir Klitschko added the WBA belt to his International Boxing Federation (IBF) & WBO titles, the WBA made him super champion and the title became vacant. continue

Alvarez-Gomez tickets still on sale; Baysangurov-Miranda on Saturday

LOS ANGELES, July 27 - When fans tune in to this Saturday's exciting "Sabados De Corona"/Golden Boy Presents doubleheader via AT&T Uverse in the United States, not only will they be getting some heated action from bantamweights Leo Santa Cruz and Everth Briceño and minimumweights Manuel Jimenez and Mario Rodriguez, but they could also win great prizes, including tickets to one of the biggest fights of the year, the September 17 world championship showdown between World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez and former "Contender" star Alfonso Gomez. continue

The Friday Night “Mismatch” at Twin River

By Ted Sares:

I don't know anything about him. My trainer, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, has seen tapes of him. I let Eddie analyze the tapes and he tells me what to work on in the gym.
--Aaron “Awesome” Williams

I’m The Next Big Thing!

-- Williams continue

Cayo-Peterson on Friday, winner becomes Khan's IBF mandatory; Diaz-Lundy, Provodnikov-Herrera on 8/19; Maldonado-Mercedes on 8/5

The IBF’s No. 3 and No. 4 ranked junior welterweights will clash Friday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and for the right to meet newly crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight champion Amir Khan. continue

Face Off tonight With Max Kellerman: Mayweather-Ortiz Premieres on HBO; Stars come out for Tyson Fury

July 27, 2011 - Fight fans eager for a penetrating inside look at the September 17 HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown between undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather and welterweight title-holder Victor Ortiz should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of "Face Off," starring the two ring warriors. “Face Off: Mayweather-Ortiz” debuts Wednesday, July 27 at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. continue

Vitali training hard for Adamek bout

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Either Vitali Klitschko has been watching the Rocky moves way too much, or Sylvester Stallone borrowed the training techniques for one of his films from an unknown European trainer. This kind of training may very well have been common back in the day, but nowadays we rarely get treated to a fighter going old school in their preparation. continue

Camacho Jr. - Ashanti on Friday; Ayala battles Findley on 7/29

This Friday night in Atlanta world renowned middleweight boxer Hector Camacho Jr. (53-4-1) will return to the ring as he continues to embark on his journey of winning the title. As he prepares for the underdog Sakir Ashanti (16-11), Camacho Jr. keeps his main goal in sight. continue

The Kingdom of Boxing - Mouth v Robot

By Frank Mullin: The village of Britain has, for many years, been in a bit of a lull in regards to its royal prowess in the Ancient World of Boxing. continue

Saul Alvarez -Alfonso Gomez on 9/17, along with Mayweather-Ortiz on HBO; Hatton-Abramenka on 8/19; Askin wants Norton bout

LOS ANGELES, July 26 - "STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz" just got propelled into another galaxy, as it was announced today that rising Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez will defend his WBC super welterweight championship against Alfonso Gomez on the televised undercard of the September 17 pay-per-view extravaganza featuring the WBC welterweight world championship mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz. continue

The Law Unto Himself

by Gary Sanderson: With his clipped, upper class tones and sartorial tastes, Chris Eubank was a pugilist like none before him. This gentleman waxed philosophy and agitated both opponents and fans like none had before him. But while he got up most peoples backs, he ran away with a pot full of cash to the bank, by shrewdly exploiting a marketing tactic epitomized by a boastful American wrestler known as Gorgeous George who was a major influence on no less a figure than Cassius Clay: the customers will pay top dollar to see the downfall of an obnoxious fighter. continue

What now for Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora?

By Bill Patrice Jones: Somewhat ironically, despite the backlash against David Haye following his unanimous decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, there appears to be growing enthusiasm for the current crop of young domestic heavyweight prospects in Britain. continue

Dib-Lacierva for IBF 126 title Friday night

By Tony Nobbs: Hometown born and raised featherweight Billy “The Kid” Dib says he is a totally focused fighter ahead of his vacant IBF featherweight title fight with Mexico’s Jorge “Baby Face” Lacierva at Sydney’s Olympic Park at Homebush on Friday night. continue

Despaigne not afraid of Miranda; Hinkey-Bartinelli on 8/27; Mike Jones and Steve Cunningham sign endorsement deals; Donaire stays with Top Rank

Former Cuban amateur star Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) is ready for battle in the televised supporting bout of this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights against heavy-handed Colombian Edison "Pantera" Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs). continue

Mike Alvarado - Gabriel Martinez on Saturday; Stars to Vie for a National Title at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Championships

DENVER (July 26, 2011) -- Denver’s MIKE ALVARADO will risk his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title, his undefeated record and his Top-10 world rating when he takes on GABRIEL MARTINEZ in a homecoming rumble -- his first in over two years -- This Saturday! July 30, at Softball Country (2101 West 64th Ave., Denver, CO 80221.) The vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Latino junior welterweight title will also be at stake. Alvarado and Martinez have a combined professional record of 57-2-1 (36 KOs) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 63%. continue

Floyd Mayweather Senior: "Pacquiao can’t be in the Philippines and take random tests"

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 134th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Senior. Mayweather spoke about a variety of topics including his son’s upcoming fight against Victor Ortiz, Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, his views on how to beat the Klitschko brothers, Ricky Hatton, drug testing, and more! Here are some questions and answers from that interview:

JENNA J: How does it feel for you to actively be training fighters again? You had a long period where you weren’t working with fighters since the Ricky Hatton fight. How does it feel just to be back out there?

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: Well you know the whole thing was I had to get back into it. I was laid up for awhile. I wasn’t going to the gym and stuff. I had seen the people needed me so I obliged them and showed my face to do my job. This is what I know have to do, this is what I do good, and this is what I do best, better than t he rest. I’m going to be sound with this right now and I’m going to take this to another level. I’ll possibly even have a champion maybe probably by next year, or the end of next year some time.”

JENNA: Well besides those fighters that you’re directly working with, you will also be helping your son prepare for ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz. How do you feel about him taking on that fight?

MAYWEATHER: You know it’s always a challenge when you have a young person. Over all I think that Victor Ortiz can put up a good fight. I think he can put up a good fight but I also think that if he puts up a real good fight I think he could get busted up real good too at the same time. I think little Floyd is just too smart for Victor Ortiz all the way around. But I don’t take nothing from Victor Ortiz because I think Victor Ortiz is a younger guy, like a decade younger. So I think he can apply a lot of pressure and put up a good fight. One thing is he does have a good punch. He’s aggressive and he’s got those qualities. If you got those qualities to be aggressive and hit hard and move your head, which he will not do and that’s where the problems will come in for him. He’s not mobile like that. Moving side to side and slipping, he never does that. He’ll be kind of a stationary target. continue

Ranking Today’s Top-10 British Heavyweights

By James Slater: Although former World Boxing Association (WBA) champ David Haye is currently the only British big man to have proven himself at world class, there are quite a few British big men who are coming along nicely and catching the eyes of the fans. continue

HBO Needs Don Chargin

By Joseph Herron: When HBO was putting on fights like Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward, and David Tua vs. Ike Ibeabuchi, the premium cable network was easily the universally recognized champion of boxing on television. continue

'Left-Hook Lounge': Vivek Wallace's Mailbag feat. Khan, Judah, Mayweather, Fury, & the Klitschko's!!!

Adam N. (London, UK): Amir Khan proved to the world that he's a top tier fighter by dismantling Zab Judah. Could you give us your thoughts on him and what you'd like to see from him next.

Vivek W. (ESB): I've always said that Khan is a very talented fighter and I think, for the most part, the rest of the media world would agree. It was never a question about his talent, it was always more a question of his durability. From day one, I think Khan has shown a very good set of skills and like any other young fighter, it was simply a matter of him developing. continue

Who should Amir Khan fight next?

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: As always, whispers, speculations, and possible future bouts were circling through the air on July 23, 2011, as Amir Khan (26-1-0) raised his hand in victory after knocking out Zab Judah (41-7-0) in the fifth round of their fight. continue

Fury Not Interested In Wladimir Klitschko Yet; Will Aim For Irish Title Next

By James Slater: In what is clearly a wise move, unbeaten 23-year-old heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has let it be known he is not yet interested in challenging world ruler Wladimir Klitschko. 6’9” Tyson, who snatched the British and commonwealth titles from the previously unbeaten Dereck Chisora at the week end, could very easily have began shouting his mouth off, saying he is ready and willing to step in the ring with “Dr. Steel Hammer” in his very next fight (Wladimir had expressed interest in facing the winner of Fury-Chisora later this year, possibly even in London) - instead, the Mick Hennessey-guided hope is showing he has the brains to be patient. continue

The Complexity of Dickie Eklund

By Ted Sares: There is any number of reasons to know something about former boxer Dickie Eklund (19-9), not the least of which is that he is the half-brother of Irish Micky Ward. After Eklund's boxing career ended, he became Ward's full-time trainer for 26 fights, from Ward's professional debut in 1985 until his first retirement in 1991. Three of Micky’s post-retirement fights were voted fight of the year by Ring Magazine. Eklund served as Ward's trainer until his retirement after his third fight with Arturo Gatti on June 7, 2003. continue

Fury-Chisora bring in huge ratings; Frampton-Martinez on 9/10; Coyle-Cotena on 8/12

London (25th July) TYSON Fury proved on Saturday night that he's not only the new star of World boxing after winning the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles but also a major ratings puller for Channel 5. continue

Shumenov-Santiago on Friday; Sturm-Macklin re-telecast on 7/27; Moreno-Cordova on 8/27

LAS VEGAS (July 25, 2011) – Professional boxing’s most driven world champion is World Boxing Association (“WBA”) and International Boxing Association (“IBA”)light heavyweight king, Beibut Shumenov, who takes the next step on his mercurial rise in the sweet science Friday night (July 29), headlining “Fire & Fury” against two-time world title challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago, on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. continue

Cayo-Peterson on Friday; Smith-Vargas on 7/29; Theophane defeats Cook

Finishing up training for one of the most critical fights of his boxing career, the Dominican Republic's once-beaten IBF #3-rated Victor "Mermelada" Cayo (20-1, 18 KOs) says he's too strong and too fast to be denied a victory against Washington DC's International Boxing Federation (IBF) #4-ranked Lamont Peterson. continue

Fury decisions Chisora; Hanks defeats Escalera; Burgos decisions Leon

By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro: British Boxing is alive and kicking. Last week we were treated to one of the best domestic battles in a long, long time, Kevin Mitchell-John Murray. Last night, at the Mick Hennessy promoted event at Wembley Arena, boxing fans were treated to not just the best Heavyweight fight of the year so far but also a quality undercard absolutely rammed with top quality all action bouts. continue

Judah Protects His Ego And Harms His Reputation

By Dave Cacciatore: Renowned for it's toughness, Brooklyn's reputation was dealt a blow when it's very own Zab Judah coiled to the canvas on his knees and allowed himself to be counted out in his fight with Amir Khan. Even before Zab sought sanctuary in the fetal position, there was little doubt of who was the better fighter that night. continue

Special One-Hour Edition of “The Pugilist KOrner” Tonight

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present a special one hour “Post Fight” episode tonight at 8:00 PM EST. continue

Khan Way Too Fast For Judah - What Next For Both Men?

By James Slater - Amir Khan, looking extremely close to his peak, put on a dazzling performance against Zab Judah last night in Vegas. Way, way too fast for the IBF 140-pound champ, WBA “King” Khan never allowed Zab to get anything close to a foothold in the fight. No slouch himself in the hand speed department, the 33-year-old New Yorker looked a frustrated, even demoralised figure by the 4th and 5th-rounds and, once again in his up and down career, Zab appeared to look for a way out of a fight that was not going his way.

Hit with a right hand to the head that made him bend at the waist, “Super” Judah was then hit right smack on the belt line with a second right hand. Calling the blow an illegal shot as he did, Zab will have won over no fans. His trunks up high anyway, Judah was simply hit with a legal shot; despite what he said to Max Kellerman afterwards. continue

B.J Flores Rebounds From Loss To Danny Green With Punishing Stoppage Win Over Nick Iannuzzi

By James Slater - World ranked cruiserweight B.J Flores returned to winning ways last night in Springfield, Missouri, as he punished Florida’s Nick Iannuzzi on the way to an impressive 5th-round corner retirement victory. 32-year-old Flores, having his first fight back since losing a 12-round decision to IBO cruiserweight boss Danny Green last November, improved to 25-1-1(16). 35-year-old Iannuzzi, known as “The Showstopper” fell to 16-3(9). continue

Amir Khan’s Low Blow Stops Zab Judah in the Fifth

By John Gabriel Thompson: Amir Khan (26-1-0, 18 KO’s) from Greater Manchester, England stopped Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KO’s) from Las Vegas in the fifth round of their bout this evening at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on HBO World Championship Boxing. continue

Low blow, Schmo blow. Judah wanted out!

By Paul Strauss: Zab Judah might have turned his life around and become a more mature, responsible parent and member of society, but he hasn't changed inside the ring. When the going gets tough, he still looks for a way out, and Saturday night he got it when a low blow landed in the fifth round of his one-sided loss to Amir Khan. continue

Tyson Fury Wins “The Big Brawl” With 12-Round UD Over Dereck Chisora, Takes British, Commonwealth Titles

By James Slater: Tonight in London, unbeaten contender Tyson Fury improved to 15-0(10) as he scored the biggest win of his career. The heavily hyped “Big Brawl” with defending British and Commonwealth champ Dereck Chisora resulted in a very good action fight, but 22-year-old Fury simply wanted it more than did the 27-year-old Londoner. continue

Freddie Roach vs Pernell Whitaker: Head to Head

By Joseph Herron: Tonight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBA Junior Welterweight Champ Amir Khan faces off against his toughest opponent to date when he squares up against the IBF 140 pound Champion Zab Judah. continue

R.I.P Butch Lewis - 1946 to 2011

By James Slater: In very sad news, it has been reported how flamboyant, creative former boxing promoter Ronald “Butch” Lewis has died from a cardiac arrest at the young age of 65. According to reports, Lewis died in his Delaware home over the weekend. continue

Expert Trainer James Gogue Examines Khan vs Judah

By Joseph Herron: This Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, NV, World Boxing Association (WBA) Junior Welterweight titleholder Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) faces the current IBF Junior Middleweight Champ Zab Judah (41-6, 28 KOs) in a super unification bout within the 140 pound weight division. continue

Six Of The Best: A Tribute To George Foreman - Six Men Recall Their Time In The Ring With Big George!

George ForemanBy James Slater - It’s just over 42 years ago since George Foreman, heavyweight legend, icon, hero, etc, made his pro debut with a 3rd-round TKO win over Don Waldheim. And, a while back, I happened across a 1995 issue of Ring Magazine, inside which was a “look back at the amazing career (s) of Big George.”

Back in the 1990’s, there were two boxing related things I never missed: a George Foreman fight and the latest issue of The Bible of Boxing. And as I leafed through the ’95 issue that paid tribute to a Foreman who had just shocked the world by regaining the world crown from Michael Moorer, I had the urge to pay my own tribute to the fighter who made me begin to seriously follow the sport of boxing in the first place.

Getting out my book of boxing contact numbers, I proceeded to call as many fighters I could that had at one time fought “The Punching Preacher.” Interested in their recollections of the fight and of their overall opinions on Foreman, I scribbled down what the following six heavyweights had to say.

I hope you find this an interesting read, devoted as it is to an absolute fighting phenomenon; the likes of which we will surely never see again. continue

Danny Jacobs: “I have a wonderful trainer in Freddie Roach and I think we should dominate”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 134th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with middleweight contender Danny Jacobs (22-1, 19 KOs). Jacobs spoke about his career and gave a detailed of account of his future plans in boxing. He also shared opinions on a variety of other subjects, including Freddie Roach, Khan-Judah, Peter Quillin, Dmitry Pirog, Pacquiao-Marquez III, and more! Here is what he had to say:

Regarding when fans can expect to see him back inside the ring:

“Seeing me back in the ring, I would probably say maybe in the beginning of next year and the only reason it’s that far away like that is because I’m recovering from a little injury that I’m going through right now. So I can see myself probably back in the ring maybe by the beginning of next year.”

On his new working relationship with highly regarded boxing trainer Freddie Roach:

“That relationship has been pretty good. Working with Freddie and being with those champions inside the ring and in the gym is only going to force me to give it my all and I think that’s what I was missing—that lacking in the gym as far as the competitiveness and trying to be the best amongst your peers. So now that I have that and I have a wonderful trainer in Freddie Roach and I think we should dominate and fix the things that I’ve been lacking on. So I’m excited about it.”

Regarding specific aspects of his game that him and Roach have been seeking to improve:

“Well basically I don’t think I do too much wrong. There are little knicks and crannies here and there to fix and tweak and maybe some defensive moves that I was lacking before. With me being so fast and my boxing ability I was able to do stuff with lesser opponents. Now that I’m stepping up in competition I have to kind of fix those bad habits and I think Freddie is helping me with that.” continue

Dirrell Stops Engel with a Low Blow; Martinez Upsets Elegele

By John Gabriel Thompson: Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (23-0, 20 KO’s), brother of super middleweight star Andre Dirrell, headlined at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California this evening on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Dirrell looked superb against Kevin Engel (18-5, 15 KO’s), though the stoppage may not have been quite what he wanted. In one of the exciting televised undercards Aaron Martinez scored a win over previously undefeated Joseph Elegele. continue

Dirrell stops Engel; Edison Miranda faces Yordanis Despaigne on 7/29

Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Champion, Anthony Dirrell fighting in a non title bout defeated Kevin Engel on Friday night at the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, California. continue

Fury vs. Chisora tonight in Wembley; Martin defeats Silveira; Weights: BJ Flores vs. Nick Iannuzzi

EDMONTON (July 23, 2011) – Tyson Fury says he is more than ready for his moment of truth against British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora this afternoon at Wembley Arena. The 6ft 9′ Mancunian, with Irish ancestry, has come in for some criticism for how outspoken he has been leading up to his clash with Chisora but unbeaten Fury says he will back up the talk and claim the titles he has always wanted. continue

Weights: Khan 140, Judah 140; Szpillka hopes to liven heavyweight division; Vargas and Velez enter competition for Cinturon Tecate

Zab "Super" Judah and Amir "King" Khan stepped on the scale today, both weighing in at 140 lbs. The 12-round World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Lightweight World Championship Unification fight takes place tomorrow at Mandalay Bay Events Center. continue

Face Off With Max Kellerman: Mayweather-Ortiz Premieres July 27 on HBO®; Santa Cruz vs. Briceño on 7/30; Hanks vs. Escalera weigh-in

July 22, 2011 - Fight fans eager for a penetrating inside look at the September 17 HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown between undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather and welterweight title-holder Victor Ortiz should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of "Face Off," starring the two ring warriors. “Face Off: Mayweather-Ortiz” debuts Wednesday, July 27 at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. continue

Chisora-Fury Weigh-In: Chisora Tips In At Career-Heavy 261, Fury 255.5

By James Slater: The weights are in for tomorrow night’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight between the unbeaten pair that is Derek Chisora (the holder) and Tyson Fury, and both guys came in at a weight that shows how big today’s heavyweights really are - Chisora especially. continue

Team-Khan Suspicious Of Team-Judah’s Alleged Panama Lewis Connection

By James Slater: The name Panama Lewis will surely be instantly recognizable to most fight fans. Banned from the sport of boxing for life back in 1983 for intentionally removing the padding from the gloves of his fighter, Luis Resto before Resto’s fight with the up-and-coming Billy Collins Junior, Lewis saw to it that his charge badly beat up Collins. continue

PUNTERS BACK KHAN TO STRIKE IT LUCKY IN VEGAS; Hanks-Escalera on Saturday; U.S. Olympic Men's Boxing conference call highlights

PUNTERS on Betfair are backing Amir Khan to hit the jackpot against Zab Judah in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Bolton-born star is just 1-4 to successfully defend his WBA light welterweight crown, and strip his opponent of the IBF version. continue

The MYTH that Mayweather has trouble with southpaws?

By Brad Jones: For some time now there has been a myth that 5 time World Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr has trouble with southpaws. Is this true? Well, ask Zab Judah or Demarcus Corley, and they will tell you otherwise or even Sharmba Mitchell. Most people who say that Floyd has trouble with southpaws are just trying to hope that Manny has the solution to beat him. continue

Peter Quillin: “If an opportunity with Sergio Martinez doesn’t come then other opportunities will”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 134th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with undefeated middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (24-0, 18 KOs) who is scheduled to face Jason LeHoullier (21-5-1, 8 KOs) this Saturday night. Quillin spoke about his upcoming fight and also shared opinions on a variety of other topics, including Khan-Judah, Sergio Martinez, Andy Lee, Pacquiao-Marquez III, and more! Here is what Kid Chocolate had to say:

Regarding how he feels in preparations for his July 23 matchup against Jason LeHoullier:

“I’m feeling great, I’m feeling ready, I’m feeling fit, I feel like I smell good, and when I head out to leave the gym I’m going to still smell good!”

On what he expects from his opponent Jason LeHoullier:

“You know, what more can you say about him having the heart of a true fighter and stepping in there on only a week and a half notice to fight a top ten contender out there. I give a lot of credit to the guy and I’m not overlooking him. I want everybody to know that I’m taking this guy as seriously as I would take Tarvis Simms or any other opponent that was out there for me to fight. I’m just looking to go out there and perform at a high level.”

His views on what it will take to score a knockout victory against Jason LeHoullier:

“Sometimes that challenge is kind of hard because nobody just lets you knock them out. I’m going to just try my hardest to win and win in a big fashion and look spectacular. With that being said, I can only do so much with what Jason LeHoullier will allow me to do. So I’m just looking, like I said, to perform at a high level. If it’s beating him up for ten rounds, then I’m going to beat him up for ten rounds! If it’s stopping and getting him out of there then that will happen, I shouldn’t have to force that to come. It’s going to be automatic. Of course I was watching the fight with Chavez and he knocked him out, which was a huge knockout. That was a huge mistake he made, and he had to pay for it tremendously by getting knocked out in the first round. I have twenty-four fights and the majority of those fights, which I believe fifteen or sixteen fights ended in two rounds or less. So everybody knows I do have the knockout power to get him out of there. It’s just all about how the fight takes place and what direction it’s going to go in.” continue

Gamboa-Ponce de Leon Tickets Go On Sale TODAY; Morales-Tepoz tonight on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights; McAleese-Toms on Saturday

ATLANTIC CITY (July 22, 2011) -- Undefeated former World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight World Champion YURIORKIS GAMBOA and former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Featherweight World Champion DANIEL PONCE DE LEON will collide in one of the season’s hottest fight, Saturday, September 10, in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The 12-round featherweight rumble will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) The two gladiators boast a combined record of 61-3 (50 KOs) – which translates to a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 82%. continue

Weigh-in: Chisora 261 lbs, Fury 255 1/2 lbs; Hanks vs. Escalera in huge fight on Saturday; BJ Flores - Nicholas Ianuzzi


DERECK CHISORA (14-0, 9 KOs), British & Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion, London, UK 261 LBS.

TYSON FURY (14-0, 10 KOs), Challenger, Manchester, UK 255 ½ LBS. continue

Berto-Zaveck in September; Theophane-Cook and Quigg-Varela on Saturday

Ljubljana (Slovenia), July 2011 - Dejan Zavec (aka Jan Zaveck) has spoken about September’s bout against Andre Berto on his official press conference. “I am going to USA to win!” was a clear message from the International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Champion. Exclusive and appealing calling out video clip was launched for American public alongside the Dejan’s official website new look. continue

Khan-Judah final press conference quotes; Barthelemy vs. Robles on 7/29; Wach-McBride meet face to face

AMIR KHAN, World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight World Champion

"I don't talk much. I let my fists do the talking in the ring and come Saturday I'll be the new unified champion."


Fury excited about Chisora bout on Saturday; Quigg-Varela on Youtube; Goosen Tutor promotions names Brener Vice President of Communications

LONDON (July 22, 2011) -- Tyson Fury says he is more than ready for his moment of truth against British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora on Saturday night at Wembley Arena. continue

BJ Flores vs. Iannuzzi on Saturday; RingTV hires Sattersfield; Martirosyan-Angulo in WBC junior middleweight eliminator bout

NEW YORK / SPRINGFEILD, MO (July 20, 2011)—This Saturday night at The O’Riley Center in Springfield, Missouri, world ranked Cruiserweight B.J. Flores returns to his childhood home to take on Nick Iannuzzi in the ten round main event for the NABA title that will headline a Boxing/MMA card. continue

Floyd Mayweather Senior, Peter Quillin, Danny Jacobs, and Delvin Rodriguez will be “On the Ropes Boxing Radio” – NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

by Jenna J - This week's 134th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) features special guests Floyd Mayweather Senior, Peter Quillin, Danny Jacobs, and Delvin Rodriguez. You can click play on the player to listen.

On the Ropes Boxing Radio is back to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of boxing! Join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my amazing Producer and Co-Host Geoffrey Ciani, along with Correspondent heavyweight contender Chauncy Welliver.

• Juan Manuel Marquez’s KO1 win over Likar Ramos
• The controversy surrounding the Marquez knockout
• Antonio Tarver’s impressive TKO9 upset win against Danny Green
• What’s next for both Tarver and Green?
• Ricky Hatton officially retiring from boxing
• Is Ricky Hatton H.O.F. worthy?
• The NJ State Athletic Commission suspending the 3 judges who scored the Williams vs. Lara fight
• Ruslan Chagaev vs. Alexander Povetkin announced for August 27 with the regular WBA heavyweight title at stake
• Should the winner of Chagaev-Povetkin winner really be considered a champion?


Prizefighter Winner Brawley headlines international line up in Ayr fight card!

Irvines Prizefighter winner Ryan Brawley heads a card of international fights in Prospect Boxing's next fightcard at Ayr Town Hall on 10th September. Coming off a loss to Stuart Green for the Scottish title in January,Brawley will be looking to bring himself back into title contention and fights over eight rounds! continue

Tyson ready to Fury on Chisora; WBO reports; Burgos-Leon weights

HOBOKEN, N.J. (July 21, 2011) – All of the smack talking is just about done and much more apparently is now on the line for Saturday’s United Kingdom showdown between British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) and undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs) who headline “The Big Brawl: To Settle It All” Pay-per-View event live from Wembley Arena in London. continue

British fighters with a point to prove

By By Will Humphries: After a mixed bag of results on what looked like a highly promising card last week, yet again British boxing fans are treated to some tantalizing prospects this weekend. First up is the eagerly awaited clash of two undefeated British heavyweights when British champion Derek Chisora takes on the giant Tyson Fury. continue

Lennox says he would knock Wladimir out

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: According to various boxing news sources, in a recent interview Lennox Lewis stated that he would knock Wladimir Klitschko out had they ever fought. Lewis clamed that Wladimir rarely has much to offer offensively, and is too careful in his fights. Lennox also made sure to touch on the very sensitive topic of Wlad’s consistent grabbing. continue

Antonio Tarver Wants To Unify The Cruiserweight Belts; One At A Time!

By James Slater: “Magic Man” Antonio Tarver may have picked up only the lightly regarded IBO cruiserweight title with his 9th-round retirement win over Australia’s Danny Green, but the amazing 42-year-old has to be praised for the way he traveled all the way to Australia to dethrone a man a fair deal younger than him - and a man who had never before been stopped, at that. continue

Foreman on Wladimir Klitschko's Legacy

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: “He’s always trying to protect that chin, but he’s not going to leave much of a legacy,” said Geroge Foreman about Wladimir Klitschko during Foreman’s interview on Houston’s Radio Sports Talk Show. The whole interview can be read by clicking the following link: continue

Boxing Loves a Villain

By Neil Dunne: The Great British era of the Super Middleweights was headlined by the rivalry between Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. It will always be looked back on as the Benn / Eubank rivalry despite other fighters, such as Michael Watson and Steve Collins, playing a part in the overall story. continue

Amir Khan Says He’s “Way Ahead Of All Other British Fighters,” Sugar Ray Feels Khan Will “Shine” Against Judah

By James Slater: Ahead of his upcoming and hugely intriguing unification fight with IBF ruler Zab Judah, WBA 140-pound champ Amir Khan is confident Saturday’s fight will take him to the next level of superstardom. The 24-year-old has made no secret of that fact that he wants his career to culminate with a mega-fight against the sublime Floyd Mayweather Junior, and Khan feels a win over “Money” will make him the best Pound-for-Pound fighter on the planet. continue

What If? - Mike Tyson vs. Jack Dempsey!

By James Slater: Jack Dempsey was, and to my knowledge still is, one of Mike Tyson’s ultimate idols. This is just one of the reasons that makes a dream fight between the two so fascinating and appealing. Both former heavyweight kings were huge punchers, both were considered vicious in the ring, and both were massively popular - in fact, still are. But who would have emerged the winner had they fought when both at their absolute peak? I give my judgment here. continue

Quillin-LeHoullier on Saturday; Tommy Stubbs turns pro; KOC undercard

LAS VEGAS (July 21 2011) – Undefeated middleweight prospect Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin may be a prizefighter, rather than a baseball player, but never-the-less the talented Cuban-American plans to hit a curveball out of the park Saturday night in Las Vegas. continue

Rabchenko-McAuley on Saturday; Prizefighter returns with junior middleweights in September; Rabah defeats Hlatshwayo

SERGEY RABCHENKO is ready to pay back promoter Ricky Hatton by wiping out Britain’s best light-middleweights. continue

Gamboa-Ponce de Leon Tickets Go On Sale on Friday; Extra security will monitor Chisora-Fury weigh-in on Friday; Barthelemy-Robles on 7/29

ATLANTIC CITY (July 21, 2011) -- Undefeated former World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight World Champion YURIORKIS GAMBOA and former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Featherweight World Champion DANIEL PONCE DE LEON will collide in one of the season’s hottest fight, Saturday, September 10, in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The 12-round featherweight rumble will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) The two gladiators boast a combined record of 61-3 (50 KOs) – which translates to a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 82%. continue

Sergio Martinez - Darren Barker press conference quotes; Zamora questions why McCloskey picked Prescott rather than him to fight; Maurice Harris making a name for himself

NEW YORK, NY (July 20, 2011) – Today at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge, under the sweltering Manhattan sun, middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez and “Dazzling” Darren Barker, along with members of their respective camps and other boxing luminaries, gathered to announce “Noche de ‘Maravilla’” – or “Marvelous Night” – their October 1 clash emanating from historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. continue

Fury and Theophane workout quotes; Vazquez-Mauras to battle on 7/29; Juanma to scout Salido-Yamaguchi bout on Saturday

LONDON (July 20, 2011) -- Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs), who challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) in Saturday’s 12-round main event on “The Big Brawl” Pay-Per-View event, live from Wembley Arena in London, held a workout today in London. continue

Part Two Of Current Issues In Canadian Boxing: Russ Anber, Don Collette And Ed Pearson On Professional Boxing In a MMA Cage

By GM Ross: This is the second installment of a three part series on current issues in Canadian boxing. Today, we focus on caged boxing. Chris Norrad recently participated in a professional boxing match in a MMA cage in Moncton, New Brunswick. Shortly thereafter, I wrote an article strongly pleading boxers in New Brunswick to avoid such matches. continue

Danny Green V Antonio Tarver round by round

Sydney Entertainment Centre. Green weighed up at a career high of 199.7 pounds and Tarver at 196.7. Tarver has dropped some 35 pounds since his last bout which was his heavyweight debut against Dominican Nagy Aguilera. In that contest he tipped the scales at 232 so it a fair presumption he has put some sweat on the boards. continue

Andy Lee-Bryan Vera II To Take Place On Martinez-Barker Card, Oct. 1st

By James Slater: Back when they met in March of 2008, Andy Lee and Bryan Vera gave us a great fight and also a big upset. Former “Contender” Vera rose from an early knockdown to TKO the unbeaten Emanuel Steward-trained prospect in a slugfest. Ever since, fans have been wondering if the two middleweights would ever meet again. continue

Amir Khan Vehemently Denies Roger Mayweather’s Steroid Allegations!

By James Slater: Earlier this week, trainer Roger Mayweather alleged that WBA 140-pound king Amir Khan is guilty of taking steroids. The trainer and uncle of superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior is known for being a guy who speaks his mind, yet he surely went too far with this statement - one he has absolutely no proof with which to back it up. continue

Tarver takes Green's IBO cruiserweight crown

By Tony Nobbs: Light heavyweight of the decade Antonio Tarver returned to world champion status by dominating Danny Green at the Sydney Entertainment center to be crowned IBO cruiserweight champion tonight. In a one sided fight, four time 175 lb king Tarver took center ring and continually backed Green up. Tarver’s jab was working wonders opening the door for his left hand magic. continue

Fury-Chisora on Saturday; Harris defeats Rossy; Barker-Martinez tickets go on sale today

FIGHTING COUSINS: World middleweight contender Andy Lee is in London supporting his cousin, undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs), who challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) in Saturday’s 12-round main event on “The Big Brawl” Pay-Per-View event, from Wembley Arena in London. continue

Khan-Judah on HBO on Saturday; Dirrell-Engel on Friday; Quigg-Varela on Saturday

HBO Sports serves up a red-hot super lightweight title unification bout when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: AMIR KHAN vs. ZAB JUDAH is presented live SATURDAY, JULY 23 (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, exclusively on HBO. The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Emanuel Steward will be ringside for the event, which will be closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired, presented in HDTV and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. continue

Barker thinks he can beat Martinez; Oshunrinde-Smyle on 7/31; Hanks-Escalera on Saturday

Dazzling Darren Barker believes he can shock the world when he challenges Sergio Martinez for the Mexican’s World Boxing Council (WBC) Diamond Middleweight title on October 1 at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, live on Sky Sports. continue

Rodriguez vs. Wolak to re-air on ESPN; Sykes-Buckland on 9/24; Khan-Judah undercard: Kirkland, Russell Jr, Quillin, More!

Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel Wolak engaged in a ten round war this past Friday on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights". The fight, which still has everyone buzzing, and many boxing insiders calling it the early candidate for fight of the year will reair tonight and again this Friday. Star Boxing, which promoted the show is pleased to announce that the special will be the first ever non-regularly scheduled reair for ESPN's Friday Night Fights. continue

Haye Talks Trash to the Top (almost)

By Frank Mullin: David Haye talks the biggest talk in boxing, and his incessant jabbering in the run-up to the fight with Wladimir Klitschko was both ridiculous and gripping. Every opportunity the Haymaker got, he told anyone that would listen with absolute confidence that he was going to knock-out Dr. Steelhammer. continue

Tonight on the "Pugilist KOrner": Boxing Legend Don Chargin

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present one of this country’s boxing treasures, 2001 Hall of Fame inductee Don Chargin. This year, September 3rd will mark 60 years since Don Chargin first entered into the boxing industry as a matchmaker and promoter; and after all of these years, “War a Week” Chargin still has a passion for the “sweet science." continue

Sergio Martinez vs. Darren Barker on HBO on October 1st; Rodriguez-Wolak to be re-aired by ESPN; Victor Vazquez to fight on 8/12

NEW YORK, NY (July 19, 2011) – The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Diamond middleweight champion, reigning 2010 Fighter of the Year, and top three pound-for-pound elite fighter, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will return to the ring October 1 from historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Martinez (47-2-2, 26 KOs) will collide with the unbeaten “Dazzling” Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KOs), the über popular product of London, England, and current European middleweight champion. continue

Trainer James Gogue Analyzes Tarver vs Green

By Joseph Herron: Tomorrow night, or actually in the wee hours of the morning in the United States, 42 year old ring veteran Antonio Tarver challenges the “Green Machine” Danny Green for his IBO Cruiserweight title. continue

Prescott faces McCloskey in WBA title eliminator on 9/10; Cayo-Peterson & Miranda-Despaigne on 7/29

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that Paul McCloskey will face Breidis Prescott in an official eliminator for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Light-Welterweight title at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday 10 September, live on Sky Sports. continue

Vitali Turns 40 Today, Is Looking Forward To Adamek Fight - Wladimir Wants To Fight Arreola At Madison Square Garden

By James Slater: Sitting on top of the heavyweight boxing word as they are right now, the all-conquering Klitschko brothers have plenty of options - and retirement is the last thing Wladimir and Vitali are thinking about when it comes to the possibilities on their list. continue

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today: Witherspoon Wallops Bruno!

By James Slater: As those readers who saw my previous “an afternoon with Tim Witherspoon” piece will know, “Terrible” Tim is currently in the U.K, attending various after dinner talks and charity functions. Today, the 25th anniversary of the Philly warrior’s 11th-round KO of British hero Frank Bruno, will see the 53-year-old in Basildon attending a celebration of this fight. continue

Paul McCloskey-Breidis Prescott Set To Go September 10th In Belfast

By James Slater: According to a number of boxing web sites, Paul McCloskey and Breidis Prescott will meet at The Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 10th. A press conference is expected to officially announce the fight later today. continue

Chagaev-Povetkin on 8/27; Szpilka-Williams on Wach-McBride undercard; WBO announces judges and referee for Salido-Yamaguchi

Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) and Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) will clash for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Title in Erfurt on August 27. In the co-featured main event, WBA & WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert Helenius will collide with Siarhei Liakhovich. “It is going to be a fantastic night of heavyweight boxing,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said. “This will be a great treat for boxing fans all around the world.” continue

Hudaynazarov-Munoz & Ahmedov-Heyman on 7/29; Kennedy-Lopez on 8/13; Pat McAleese Interview

LAS VEGAS (July 18, 2011) – Undefeated, world-rated KZ Event Productions fighters Ravshan Hudaynazarov and Gayrat Ahmedov have become as difficult to fight as it is for boxing fans to correctly pronounce and spell their last names. continue

Mitchell makes it into the Ring Magazine's Top 10; Rosado-Bruce replay on GFL; Bam on boxing

Kevin "Mighty" Mitchell has gate-crashed the Ring Magazine top 10 lightweight rankings after his sensational stoppage win over John Murray. continue

Guinn-Mansour on 8/19; Fury vs. Chisora fact sheet; Chicas Tecate Finalists chosen

Amir “Hardcore” Mansour vs. Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) North American Heavyweight Championship, as well as the NABO Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, interim title. The NABO title will place the winner among the Top 15 heavyweights in the world. Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, 25(16)-3(1) of New York, NY, will fight for the interim WBA NABA Light Welterweight title. continue

Danny Green's trainer talks about Tarver-Green fight

Adam Santarossa talks to Angelo Hyder, trainer of Danny “The Green Machine” Green, ahead of tomorrow’s big IBO Cruiserweight World title fight with “The Magic Man” Antonio Tarver. continue

Barry Michael talks Tarver-Green, More!

Adam Santarossa caught up with former IBF Super Featherweight World Champion and Main Event Boxing commentator, Barry Michael, to get his thoughts on tomorrow nights, Danny Green-Antonio Tarver fight and also speak about his charge, New Zealand cruiserweight, Shane Cameron. continue

Green-Tarver weigh in notes

By Adam Santarossa: Antonio Tarver weighed in first at 89.7kg (197.75 lbs), under the Cruiserweight limit of 200lbs (90.71kg). continue

Juan Manuel Marquez: Pushing Pacquiao!

By P.H. Burbridge: The goal of every professional fighter is to attain status. To achieve a certain level of respectability not only amongst your contemporaries but amongst fight fans. continue

Ramos vs. Marquez: Not a Statement Making fight

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: This past Saturday, July 16, 2011, Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1) knocked out Likar Ramos (24-4-0) in the first round of their bout in Cancun, Mexico. After Marquez’s victory, many articles and forums were buzzing about his victory, proposing that Marquez is ready for Pacquiao. continue

Ghana’s Albert Mensah eyes IBF world title

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: After claiming the IBF International Light Welterweight belt last Friday, Ghana’s Albert Mensah has demanded a fight for the world title any time soon. continue

Kevin Mitchell Back To His Best With Stoppage Win Over John Murray, Calls For Katsidis Return

By James Slater: British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell returned to winning ways with a bang this past Saturday night, as he sensationally took away the unbeaten record of fellow Brit John Murray. In a great action fight, the 26-year-old Londoner had Murray badly hurt in the 7th and then he finished him off in style in the 8th-round. Now 32-1(24) and looking ahead to the future, the man who lost to Michael Katsidis in such disappointing fashion last May has put himself in a position to be able to call for a return with the teak-tough Australian. And call Katsidis out for a rematch Mitchell has done. continue

An Afternoon With “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon - In My Home Town!

By James Slater: Former two-time heavyweight champ Tim Witherspoon was a surprise visitor to the city of York in the north of England yesterday. The former World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Association (WBA) king was the special guest at a small club called The Acorn (in my home town), the 53-year-old kindly helping a local charity that has been set up to held a local lady who was tragically paralysed after an accident. continue

Dereck Chisora: “The bigger they are the harder they fall. Tyson Fury is going down!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - Last week’s 133rd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) who is scheduled to have a highly anticipated showdown against Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs) on July 23 at the Wembley Arena. Chisora spoke about his upcoming fight, and also touched on a variety of other topics including the Klitschko brothers, David Haye, Tomasz Adamek, and more! Here is what he had to say:

His views on his July 23 opponent Tyson Fury:

“It’s going to be a very good scalp on my record, because he’s at 14 and I have 14 and we’re unbeaten fighters. We’re arriving at a great time in my career. The winner of that gets to go on for better to go box for a world title, and the loser of that will stay in the British ranks again and work himself back up.”

His views on Tyson Fury as a fighter and what he has accomplished so far:

“Well you know he’s, how can I put it? He’s good for publicity. They put his name out there very good which is a very good thing, but him as a fighter I haven’t seen much which I can say I’m very impressed about.”

Regarding whether the back and forth criticisms exchanged between him and Fury is for publicity or whether there is genuine dislike involved:

“I haven’t been talking anything. It’s him who’s been doing all the talking. I haven’t said any bad things in interviews about him. This ain’t no hate fight or way to sell tickets. It’s a great fight between two guys who are rising at the same time. You know it’s not the same thing as James Degale versus George Groves. When they trash talked they hated each other from when they were young kids, but I don’t hate Tyson. I think he’s a great athlete.” continue

'Left-Hook Lounge': Vivek Wallace's Mailbag feat. Pacquiao/Marquez, Pavlik, Williams, Suspended Judges, & British Boxing!!!

Travieso B. (Reseda, CA): Juan Manuel Marquez seems ready for his showdown with Manny Pacquiao. Do you like his chances of coming out on top in November when they meet?

Vivek W. (ESB): For starters, I have to disagree with you about him looking "ready" for their showdown. Most know that Marquez is one of my favorite fighters all-time, and I have the utmost respect for him as a perennial all-star in the sport. continue

Fury: I won't apologize for the beating I'm going to give Chisora; Paul McCloskey to announce his next opponent tomorrow; Dan-Trumpet on 7/29

London (18th July 2011) AN apologetic Tyson Fury has called on Dereck Chisora to "grow up" and start acting like a real man ahead of their British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight on Saturday night (July 23rd) at Wembley Arena. continue

Chisora-Fury on Saturday; Arslan calls out Huck; Pacman vs. Marquez Tickets Go On Sale on Friday

London (18th July) HE says he's the future of heavyweight boxing in Britain and on Wednesday Tyson Fury will be a panelists on The Wright Stuff and telling Mathew Wright why everyone in Britain should be watching Channel 5 at 10pm on Saturday night (23rd July) when he clashes with British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora. continue

Green-Tarver final press conference quotes; Cook-Theophane on Saturday; McKenzie-Lauren on Saturday

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – May 17th– Today Antonio Tarver and International Boxing Organization (IBO) cruiserweight champion Danny Green had their final press conference at the site of the fight, the Sydney Entertainment Center. Both fighters were very respectful to each other, but also very confident about victory. continue

Quigg-Varela on Saturday; Danny Price signs with Maloney; Hanks-Escalera on Saturday

SCOTT QUIGG insists his boxing career is ready to move onto the next level under new trainer Pat Barrett. continue

Mitchell easily beats Murray; Burns defeats Cook; Khan-Judah on Saturday

By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro: On Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool young guns Kevin Mitchell and John Murray had a true Western style shoot out. continue

Tyner decisions Harris, Mensah tops Gorges; Martin-Silveira on 7/22; Jason Estrada cleared to fight

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (July 18, 2011)-- In the main event for CFC Promotions “Chicago Fight Night #2” welterweight Lanardo “The Pain Server” Tyner improved to (25-4-2 15 KO’s) by defeating former world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (29-7-1 19KO’s) via Unanimous Decision thus capturing the vacant USBO welterweight champion. The official judges score cards read 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94 all in favor for Lanardo Tyner. continue

Ward-Froch on 10/29 in Atlantic City; Gonzalez in action on 8/5

NEW YORK (July 18, 2011) – The stakes couldn’t be higher, the drama more intense. On Saturday, Oct. 29, two confident reigning world champions–one from America, the other from Europe–will collide in the eagerly awaited Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, a World Championship Unification, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. continue

Marquez destroys Ramos

By Rob Moore: 37-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KO's) rolled over little known Colombian Likar Ramos (24-4, 18 KO's) in a 1st round knockout on Saturday night in a tune-up bout for Marquez at the Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The ended when Marquez hit an off balance Ramos with a right hand that knocked him down and seemingly out cold. continue

Classy Mitchell outboxes a game Murray

By Mark Klimaszewski: Tonight in Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Kevin Mitchell showed he still has the skill and heart to get back on the horse as he handed the ever-game John Murray of Manchester his first defeat. In a thrilling 135lb contest, the two men went at it and gave fans a great domestic war. continue

Huck defeats Garay; Oliveira defeats Soto

Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KOs) defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Cruiserweight Title in dramatic fashion on Saturday night, knocking out tough challenger Hugo Hernan Garay (34-6, 18 KOs) after ten action-filled rounds. It was a spectacular encounter from the first bell on, with Huck flattening his opponent with a big right in the first round. Garay seemed unimpressed and kept coming at Huck. Both fighters landed hard combinations to body and head in almost every round, but the pace remained high as the brutal battle continued. continue

Mitchell wins the domestic battle

By Ziggy Shah: Kevin Mitchell turned back the clock as he took John Murray's unbeaten record after stopping him in the eighth round of an absolute classic. continue

James Toney On His Best

By James Slater: I always enjoy reading the “Best I’ve Faced” articles that appear on Ring Magazine’s website. The latest issue is a feature on the great Mike McCallum and interestingly, McCallum lists James Toney as the best overall fighter he ever fought. continue

Cobbina Johnson vows to win Commonwealth title in Accra August 27

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Hot Ghanaian boxing prospect Cobbina Johnson has vowed to defeat Nigerian Yaqub Kareem to claim the vacant Commonwealth Super Flyweight belt when the duo square off on August 27 at the Lebanon House in Accra. continue

Pawel Wolak vs. Delvin Rodriguez: My Kind of Fight

By Ted Sares:

It’s ugly but I can stand it. Let them roll.
Steve Smoger

Just when we have the Rios-Antillon fight help remove the foul memory of Haye-Klitschko, along comes these two warriors to put on what arguably could be a Fight of the Year. continue

Wolak and Rodriguez fight ends in draw; Magdaleno decisions Perez

Earlier tonight, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented this week's edition of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" from the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Headlining the card was the much anticipated jr. middleweight showdown between Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel Wolak. The fight had boxing insiders buzzing with excitement as soon as it was announced, and it ended up living up to the hype and some. continue

Maxwell Awuku keen on Saturday’s WBO Super Featherweight title fight

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Even though he is in faraway Accra, Ghana’s WBO Africa Super Featherweight champion Maxwell Awuku’s eyes are firmly set on the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK as he eagerly awaits Saturday night’s WBO Super Featherweight clash for the world title between champion Ricky Burns and challenger Nicky Cook. continue

Arslan defeats Suda, Aydin destroys Dzekhkanau

EWS Arena, Goeppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Selcuk Aydin KO 5 Raman Dzekhkanau
Firat Arslan TKO 5 Lubos Suda
Nikola Sjekloca UD 12 Khoren Gevor

The Fight for Redemption: Will the Ghost Reappear?

By Ted Sares:

Apparitions are often confused with hauntings. The difference is that apparitions are "live" (intelligent consciousness) and hauntings are "recordings.”

LOYD AUERBACH, interview

No, I am not talking about Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik, though the title fits. . This “Ghost” is named The Ghost of Margarito” and has been seen in at least two fights since the first Cotto-Margarito war in 2008. continue

David Rodriguez: “Watch Out…I’m Coming”; Expert Trainer James Gogue breaks down Fury/Chisora

By Joseph Herron: On July 2nd, 2011, the big men were on the biggest stage in boxing once again. In front of a huge crowd of about 60,000 screaming fight fans in Hamburg, Germany, universally recognized Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KOs) fought and defeated former WBA title-holder David Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) of England, in what most have described as a very lack- luster and disappointing 12 round unanimous decision. continue

Current Issues in Canadian Boxing: Russ Anber, Don Collette and Ed Pearson Share Their Thoughts on Two Minute Rounds

By GM Ross: Two minute round boxing matches are a contentious issue right now in Canada, particularly in the province of New Brunswick. Some fans have told me “they do it in England, so why not in Canada?” Others are dead set against it. Before providing my opinion on this issue, I thought it might be insightful to contact a few of the nation’s prominent boxing figures to get their views on these fights. continue

Murray-Mitchell Tomorrow Night - Expect A Domestic Classic!

By James Slater: Both British lightweights, John Murray and Kevin Mitchell, have an eye on World Boxing Association (WBA) 135-pound champ Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, but before either guy can afford to look that far ahead they have each other to cope with tomorrow night in Liverpool (with the star quality card also featuring Ricky Burns-Nicky Cook, Frankie Gavin-Curtis Woodhouse and, possibly the best of the lot, Tony Bellew-Ovill McKenzie II). continue

Canelo Alvarez-Alfonso Gomez On For September 17th At The Staples Centre?

By James Slater: According to Alfonso Gomez himself (via his Facebook page) and, it will be the former “Contender” star who will be the next challenger for WBA 154-pound champ Saul Alvarez. The date being spoken of is September 17th; the venue The Staples Centre in L.A. continue

Tyson Fury: “Dereck Chisora is a bum, he’s no good, and he’s not going to be a challenge!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 133rd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs) who is scheduled to have a highly anticipated showdown against Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) on July 23 at the Wembley Arena. Fury spoke about his upcoming fight, and also touched on a variety of other topics including the Klitschko brothers, David Haye, Tomasz Adamek, and more! Here is what he had to say:

His views on his upcoming July 23 matchup against Dereck Chisora:

“I feel great about it. I’ve been wanting this fight for quite a long time. So it’s finally arrived and I’m already 100% ready as I’m ever going to be.”

On how he feels the future will look for the winner of the fight between him and Chisora:

“The future looks bright for the winner of this fight. Klitschko’s shown a lot of interest in fighting the winner, but if I win then I won’t be fighting Klitschko right away. I’m 22 years old. I’ve only had 14 fights. So I think with that thinking we should start slow. If we do get to it straight to it, in a few years we won’t be able to beat him so I’m going to take another six maybe ten fights against top level opponents, Americans. We’ll see where we go from there really. I’ve got plenty of time! Good things come to those who wait, no rush!”

His views on why so many observers seem to be favoring Chisora against him:

“Maybe they think he may be a better fighter, I think that the people might think he’s a better fighter. He’s tougher, stronger, more powerful, better chin? I don’t know! I don’t know why they think he’s a better fighter than me, but all will be revealed. It doesn’t really matter what opinions are getting said, and who thinks who is a better fighter, and who thinks who’s going win. We’ll see in two weeks time.” continue

Murray-Mitchell, Burns-Cook, Bellew-McKenzie weigh-in; Tyner vs. Harris weights; Rooney-Vera, Gamache-Sanchez tonight

12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 9st 4lb (130lb)
RICKY BURNS (9st 4lb) v NICKY COOK (9st 4lb, second attempt) continue

Murray favored over Mitchell; Burns, Bellew & Gavin by KO?; Fury looking forward to Chisora clash

AFTER a year out of the spotlight Kevin Mitchell’s return to the ring looks set to end in defeat, according to the betting on Betfair. Mitchell takes on John Murray for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, but odds of 9-5 suggest that the Essex star’s comeback will be short lived. continue

Huck receives WBO Diamond Ring from president Valcarcel; Watson-Purdy weigh-in; Oliveira-Soto weights

World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel had a special gift for WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (32-1, 23 KOs) ahead of Saturday´s clash with Argentinian challenger Hugo Hernan Garay (34-5, 18 KOs). At the age of just 26, Huck has already joined the line-up of accomplished WBO Champions such as Oscar de la Hoya, Joe Calzaghe and Wladimir Klitschko, who have all made at least five successful defences of their WBO belts. Valcarcel now honored Huck´s accomplishments by handing him the prestigious WBO Diamond Ring. “That´s a great honor and makes me very proud,” Huck said. “I am thrilled to receive a great present like this at such a young age.” continue

Tyner defeats Harris; Rossy-Harris weights; Jardon-Tellez on 7/29

On the main event for CFC Promotions “Chicago Fight Night #2” welterweight Lanardo “The Pain Server” Tyner improved to (25-4-2 15 KO’s) by defeating former world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (29-7-1 19KO’s) via Unanimous Decision thus capturing the vacant USBO welterweight champion. The official judges score cards read 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94 all in favor for Lanardo Tyner. continue

Shane Mosley Wife Gets Championship Belts in Divorce; Agbeko-Mares press conference quotes; Rosado-Bruce on Friday

Sugar Shane Mosley has been forced to give up 3 championship belts -- to his wife ... in his divorce! TMZ has obtained Sugar Shane's divorce settlement documents and -- if you've been divorced -- we're betting his is a lot different. continue

Watson seeking revenge against Purdy; Arslan-Suda on Friday; Kimbo Slice makes boxing debut on 8/13

CRAIG WATSON believes he will wipe out another loss when he attempts to regain the British welterweight title this weekend. continue

Arum Says Brandon Rios-Michael Katsidis Likely - Get Ready For A War!

By James Slater: Imagine this almost certain FOTY candidate taking place later this year: Brandon Rios Vs. Michael Katsidis! Some match-ups, the moment they are announced or even suggested, set the pulses racing, and this one - a real possibility for this year according to promoter Bob Arum - excites more than most. continue

Jeff Mayweather: “Once Floyd gets into training camp he’s going to be focused, he’s going to be hungry, and Victor Ortiz is going to be in trouble!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 133rd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with highly regarded trainer Jeff Mayweather who’s fighter Celestino Caballero (34-4, 23 KOs) recently suffered a controversial split decision loss at the hands of Jonathan Victor Barros (33-1-1, 18 KOs). Mayweather spoke about the disappointing outcome in that fight, and also touched on a variety of other topics including Mickey Bey Junior, the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Junior and Victor Ortiz, Manny Pacquiao, Klitschk-Haye, Bernard Hopkins, and more! Here are some excerpts from that interview:

His views on Celestin Caballero’s controversial decision loss against WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros:

“My view is probably just like almost everyone else. I mean I don’t know what’s going on with that. It’s even like with the Paul Williams fight. I even think Celestino was winning better than that one because he dropped the guy twice and then he probably beat him in another five rounds. It was a complete highway robbery and it was a very, very empty feeling once we got on the plane that we worked so hard because we had a great camp. We worked extremely hard on all of the things from the prior fight against Litzau that hindered the performance and everything else. We made sure we stayed away from those things and we had a great camp and we tried to do everything right. He did his job inside the ring, but unfortunately the judges make the decision.”

On whether Celestino Caballero went into the fight with Barros believing he would need a knockout to win:

“Well I don’t think that any fighter should actually have to think that way. I think that boxing is a sport where at the end of the day the judges make the decision, but realistically if they’re honest people they’re going to do what’s right, and no fighter should be put in a situation where they have to knock a person out because there’s a great chance you’re not going to knock everyone out. So I mean I think that in itself, having that mindset, not only does it negate your game plan but it puts yourself in a position where you put yourself at great risk where you feel that you have to knock a person out, because in order to knock someone out you have to be in a position to get knocked out yourself. At the end of the day, hopefully you can get the right judges in place who are going to make the right decisions.” continue

The Nightmare Diary: The Weight of the World

By P.H. Burbridge: Time moves on with or without you. YOU don’t dictate to it, IT dictates to you. And for Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (33-2, 28 KO's) turning 30 may have forced him to question whether his best days are still ahead of him or if they’ve already passed him by! continue

Vladimir Klitschko Sr. passes away

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Wladimir Klitschko Rodionovic, the father of the Klitschko brothers has recently passed away. His long fought battle with cancer came to an end yesterday, July 13, 2011, when the 64 year old Wladimir Rodionovic passed away. continue

Sonny Liston - The Most Intimidating Heavyweight Of All-Time?

by James Slater: I recently caught up with “Real-life Rocky,” Chuck Wepner, and during the quick interview I was afforded (see earlier piece on ESB), Chuck and I got to talking about the late, great Charles “Sonny” Liston. continue

Julio Cesar Chavez Junior Looking To Get Two Title Defences In This Year

By James Slater: Unbeaten Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Junior, who won the “regular” version of the WBC middleweight title last month, is reportedly planning on defending his belt twice before the year ends. The 25-year-old who beat Sebastian Zbik by close decision to take the WBC strap, is set to fight in Mexico in September 24th, and then, at a venue to be determined (probably the U.S), on November 19th. continue

Floyd burns $100

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: When little Floyd Mayweather Jr. became Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr., it seems he lost his understanding of what currency is, and what its meant for. Money is generally earned so that it can be spent of products and services, but burning a $100 bill is not something we see people do often. continue

Better to get KO'd early then Late!

By Robert Jackson: 41 fight veteran Paul ‘The Punisher’ Williams’ most recent venture into the squared circle garnered him a beating and an controversial victory. Against Erislandy Lara, poor footwork, defense and head movement made him a sucker for a ‘left hand’, just as it had against Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez who 9 months earlier landed it squarely on Williams chin leaving Williams out cold on the canvas for several minutes. Williams habit of leaning in when throwing his own punches ‘left’ him susceptible in both fights to counter left hands. Timing is all that was needed. continue

Huck receives diamond ring from WBO; Harris vs. Rossy on Saturday; Georgia Boxing Championship 3; Grachev defeats Caminero

World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel gave Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck a diamond ring for his successful five title defenses. continue

Watson fights Purdy on Saturday; Oliveira vs. Soto on Saturday; McAleese vs. Toms on 7/23

CRAIG WATSON has been riled after being told he doesn’t deserve his rematch against Lee Purdy. Southpaw Watson bids to snatch back the British welterweight title from Purdy at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday night (July 16). continue

Bernstein calling Chisora-Fury card; Owoh targeting Williams; Rosado-Conyers on Saturday

London (July 14, 2011) – Boxing’s back on terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, starting July 23 with the worldwide broadcast of “The Big Brawl” event, which will be anchored by award-winning boxing announcer Al Bernstein, Channel 5 and promoter Hennessy Sports announced today. continue


LOS ANGELES, July 13 - The controversy continues to swirl surrounding the Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara fight which took place in Atlantic City last Saturday night. In a move announced Wednesday, the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board ("NJSACB") placed all three judges who scored the fight on an indefinite suspension. In its announcement (below), the NJSACB commented that a rematch of the fight "may be warranted" in the wake of the judges awarding Williams a decision victory in a fight which the majority of media members and fans in attendance, as well as those watching the HBO telecast, had Lara winning easily. Two judges scored the fight for Williams, 115-114 and 116-114, while the third scored the fight a draw (114-114). continue

Marquez vs. Ramos to be streamed live to U.S/Puerto Rico/Canada; Weigh-in: Wolak 153.5, Rodriguez 153 lbs; Gordon Hall interview

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 14, 2011) – Three-division world champion JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ risks his revenge rematch against professional nemesis and boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao when he battles former world champion LIKAR RAMOS in a 10-round junior welterweight rumble This Saturday! July 16. continue

Magdaleno-Perez & Ramos-Kevilishvili weights; Wach-McBride press conference quotes

NOTE: WEIGHTS (July 14, 2011) – On the eve of a special 10-year anniversary ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, all four fighters made weight on Thursday. continue

“Brixton Bomber” Danny Williams Not Done Fighting Yet - Demands Return With Manuel Charr

By James Slater: Though he may well have disappeared off the radar of a number of fans due to his quick and decisive May 2010, 2nd-round TKO loss to Dereck Chisora, British warrior Danny Williams has not retired. Though he himself admitted he was a “shot” fighter after the loss to “Del Boy,” and went as far as announcing he was all done, Williams - who turns 38 today - retreated to Germany and, boxing on a Latvian licence, picked up two wins over so-so opposition. continue

Jeff Mayweather, Tyson Fury, and Dereck Chisora are “On the Ropes Boxing Radio” - NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

by Jenna J - This week's 133rd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) features special guests Jeff Mayweather, Tyson Fury, and Dereck Chisora. You can click play on the player to listen.

On the Ropes Boxing Radio is back to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of boxing! Join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my amazing Producer and Co-Host Geoffrey Ciani, along with Correspondent heavyweight contender Chauncy Welliver.

• Paul Williams controversial majority decision victory over Erislandy Lara
• Carlos Molina’s one-sided upset win against Kermit Cintron
• Brandon Rios’ dominating performance stopping Umberto Antillon in 3 rounds
• Lucian Bute’s 4th round KO win over Jean Paul Mendy setting up a yearend matchup with former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik
• Jesus Gonzalez winning a 12 round slugfest with Francisco Sierra
• Chris Arreola’s tougher than expected win over Friday Ahsuna over 10 rounds – Is Wladimir Klitschko next for Arreola?
• Bob Arum stating he does not want USADA testing for Pacquiao in a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather


Freddie Roach Says Zab Judah “Will Have To Be At His Best To Survive” In Khan Fight

By James Slater: It’s been a long time since ace trainer Freddie Roach has gotten it wrong to the point where one of his fighters has wound up losing a major bout, and the trainer of, amongst others, Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao, is feeling extremely confident going in to the July 23rd bout between Khan and IBF 140-pound king Zab Judah. continue

Dirrell vs. Engel on July 22; Bruce vs. Rosado on Friday

On Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Morongo Casino Resort in Cazabon, California, and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights, Gary Shaw Productions will proudly present Fight Night at Morongo Casino Resort, featuring Flint, Michigan's World Boxing Council (WBC) #4-rated contender Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (22-0, 19 KOs) taking on Saint Louis, Missouri's Kevin "Hitman" Engel (18-4, 15 KOs) in the 10-round super middleweight main event. continue

Things get heated at Huck vs. Garay press conference; Falowo working overtime; Shaw Signs Heavyweight Franklin Lawrence

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (32-1, 23 KOs) and hot-blooded challenger Hugo Hernan Garay (34-5, 18 KOs) needed to be restrained today following a heated press conference in Munich. continue

Diaz vs. Zepeda on 8/12; U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing

LOS ANGELES, July 13 - As one of the first fighters to put Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on the boxing map, longtime contender and Coachella-valley product Antonio "Toño" Diaz has set a standard of excellence many boxers have tried to reach. On Friday, August 12, in the main event of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," Diaz will fight in the Indio, Calif. venue he helped build, for the first time in nearly 10 years when he takes on Ernesto Zepeda in a ten-round junior middleweight bout. continue

Rodriguez-Wolak on ESPN on Friday; GFL fights this week; Diaz-Zepeda on 8/12

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will originate from New York City, on July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and when former welterweight world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-2, 14 KOs) and Ring Magazine’s No.7-ranked junior middleweight Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (29-1, 19 KOs) meet in the 10-round main event. continue

Video analysis system for boxers; Oliveira-Soto on Saturday; Juan Mercedes in action on 8/5

A hi-tech video capture system that is helping Britain's hopes for boxing glory in 2012 has won a major award for its work with GB Boxing athletes. continue

Mitchell battles Murray on Saturday; Tolaymat – New Female Promoter; Tyson and Hopkins on ESPN radio

Fight # 1 - 18:05 hrs
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Heavyweight Contest

Brian Vera signs with Dibella; Vivian Harris vs. Lanardo Tyner on Friday; Rodriguez and Wolak interview

New York, NY (July 13, 2011) – DiBella Entertainment has added middleweight contender Brian Vera to its stable of fighters. Vera, 29, is a Mexican-American from Austin, TX, who is a straightforward brawler capable winning big fights, no matter what the odds are. In his 24-fight career, Vera (19-5, 12 KOs) has upset the applecart, and top middleweights, on several occasions. continue

Rabah-Hlatshwayo on 7/20; Watson vs. Purdy on Saturday; Hatton Promotions wins purse bids

Next Wednesday evening on the undercard of Danny Green’s International Boxing Organization (IBO) Cruiserweight Title defence against American Antonio Tarver from the Sydney Entertainment Centre, will be a battle between 2 top 15 rated welterweights. Perth-based, Tunisian-born 2 time IBF World Title challenger Naoufel “Chocolata” Ben Rabah faces former IBF & IBO Welterweight World Champion, South African Isaac “The Angel” Hlatshwayo for the vacant IBF Australasian Welterweight Title over 12 rounds. continue

Title Fight Tripleheader In Germany Next Month: Povetkin-Chagaev, Helenius-Liakhovich, Hernandez-Jones

By James Slater: Boxing is well and truly thriving in Germany right now, with a number of big cards going down this year. One more biggie is set for next month, on August 27th, as three important title fights will take place. continue

Wladimir’s Shortlist For Next Challenger: Arreola, Povetkin, Boytsov, Chisora-Fury Winner - Wlad Leaning Towards Winner Of July 23rd Clash

By James Slater: Heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko is already searching for his next challenger, and the Ring Magazine, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO ruler has said he plans on fighting again before the end of the year. The 35-year-old, in an interview with The Guardian, also stated how unbeaten British heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora is “one of the logical opponents” for him to face. continue

Virgil Hunter: “I have Carl Froch rated above Andre Ward, and until Andre Ward beats Carl Froch he’ll stay beneath him”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - Last week’s 132nd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with highly regarded trainer Virgil Hunter who is currently preparing WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) to square off against WBC champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) in a unification bout that will also be for the Super Six championship. Hunter spoke about the Super Six, and also provided opinions on various other aspects of the boxing landscape including Lucian Bute, Wladimir Klitschko’s victory over David Haye, Mike Dallas Junior’s controversial loss to Mauricio Herrera, Bernard Hopkins becoming the oldest boxer to win a major world championship, and more. Here is what Virgil had to say:

His views on the progression of the Super Six tournament and the fact that Andre Ward has advanced all the way to the Finals:

“Well I think tournament’s progressed in the way everyone expected, particularly with all the things that went on during the duration of the tournament. I don’t think that you could ask for a better conclusion. We worked hard to win this tournament and we intend to win the tournament, and we’re now at the point where we have one more obstacle to overcome.”

His views of Andre Ward’s progress during the tournament and the fact that he has overcome the odds:

“Well the odds were before the action, so you know you kind of just have to accept that for the way it is. I knew Andre could beat Mikkel Kessler before the tournament started. I had been studying Kessler for quite awhile and it boils down to styles. We possess several styles and we knew we had two or three that he wouldn’t be able to cope with, and that’s not taking anything away from Kessler. He’s a great champion, but we wouldn’t have entered this tournament if we didn’t intend to win it. We didn’t think we could win it. We didn’t hope we could win it. We intend to win it and we knew we were going to win it, so that was the whole point of getting into the tournament. We didn’t just want to belong. We wanted to come out on top and that was the goal, and that’s where we’re headed.” continue

Boxing world unhappy with Williams-Lara decision; Sarmiento Honored ; Magdaleno-Perez on Friday; Cayo-Peterson press conference quotes

LOS ANGELES, July 12 - The passage of time has not stopped the public outrage over last Saturday night's controversial decision rendered in the Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara bout in Atlantic City in which former World Champion Williams was awarded a 12 round majority decision over rising star Lara in a fight that most observers had Lara winning handily. continue

Pavlik-Cunningham tickets go on sale on Friday; Huck-Garay & Burns-Cook referees announced; Kevlishvili-Ramos on Friday

YOUNGSTOWN (July 12, 2011) – Former World Middleweight Champion and the pride of Youngstown, Ohio, KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK will headline a hometown fight card for the first time nearly two years when he takes on DARRYL CUNNINGHAM in a 10-round super middleweight battle, Saturday, August 6, at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. The fight will be televised live on SHOWTIME on a special edition of ShoBox: The Next Generation, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) continue

Khan vs. Judah training camp quotes; Rigondeaux wants Rico Ramos bout; Purdy vs. Watson II this Saturday

Read what Khan & Judah have To say about camp just two weeks before their July 23 Super lightweight world championship unification fight taking place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and being televised live on HBO® continue

Oliveira-Soto on Saturday;Velez-Valcarcel and Gomez-Tapia on Friday; Interview With Promoter Spencer Fearon

SAO PAULO, Brazil (July 12, 2011) – Unbeaten prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira has returned home to fight once again in Brazil, headlining Saturday night’s “Sao Paulo Fight Night” pro-am boxing card, presented by MO Productions, July 16 at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo. continue

Shumenov-Santiago undercard info; Dyer Joins Kevin Mitchell For Final Training Session for Murray bout; Bam on boxing

LAS VEGAS (July 12 2011) – A solid undercard has been announced for the “Fire & Fury” pro boxing card, featuring World Boxing Association/International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov in his third title defense, July 29 against two-time world title challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago, on TeleFutura’s“Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. continue

Carlos Molina calling out champions; Rodriguez-Wolak undercard; Tyner-Harris on on Friday

Chicago's "King" Carlos Molina and his team are sending out a challenge to the rest of the world's best junior middleweights. continue

Rosado-Conyers on Friday; United Boxers in action on Saturday; Huck vs. Garay on Saturday

NEW YORK / ATLANTIC CITY (July 11, 2011)—This Friday an important Jr. Middleweight bout will take place between Gabriel Rosado and Allen Conyers with the winner taking a big step towards a significant bout. continue

Chris Eubank on the Bronx, Sparring, Benn, Calzaghe, Hopkins

By Lee Callan: One of boxing's flashiest and toughest fighters down the years, the English showstopper Chris Eubank, speaks exclusively to EastsideBoxing on all manner of things, including his tough rise to the top. continue

Exclusive Interview With Ann Wolfe - “It Wasn’t A Shock To Me When James Lost To Ishida”

By James Slater: Ultra-exciting light-middleweight contender James Kirkland is set to be back in action against a TBA on the Amir Khan-Zab Judah card on July 23rd. Now back with ace trainer Ann Wolfe and also one win removed from his shock loss to Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida, the 27-year-old southpaw is climbing back up to the promising position he recently held. continue

The Beast vs. the Animal: 1984

By Ted Sares:

I’ll knock him out.

John Mugabi

During the 1980’s, Uganda native John "The Beast" Mugabi entertained fans with his string of brutal stoppages many of which left his opponent unconscious. In fact, going into his title fight with World Champion Marvin Hagler on March 3, 1986, his record was 25-0 with all wins coming by way of knockout. continue

Chauncy Welliver: “I’ve been in there trading punches with a lot of the best guys in the world and I’ve done damn good for myself!"

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - Last week’s 132nd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with heavyweight correspondent and top ten contender Chauncy Welliver (49-5-5, 19 KOs) who is coming off of a fourth round stoppage victory against Lawrence Tauasa (31-9-1, 18 KOs) in Huili, China on June 28. Welliver spoke about his victory, his future, and other aspects of his career. Here are some excerpts from that interview:

Regarding his recent 4th round stoppage victory against Lawrence Tauasa:

“It was a great event. It was over there in a place called Huili, China. It looks like ‘hue-willy’ when you look at the writing, but it’s called Huili, China. Listen, the people in China absolutely love boxing and I was proud to be a part of it. We were cheated with such great respect. People were holding banners when we got off the plane. I mean we were being swamped by hundreds and hundreds of kids as we went for our daily runs and things like that. I definitely felt like a superstar. Before we left, we were notified that we had a new opponent. We were fighting Lawrence Tauasa, a guy from ‘The Contender’. He had already been training to fight somebody on the undercard. My opponent ended up falling out. Lawrence said, ‘I would love to fight Chauncy, I’ve been waiting for years for this fight. To be honest I’ve known Lawrence for a long time, and I thought maybe this wasn’t too good of a style to fight compared to the style I was getting ready for. But I thought I got to be able to fight guys like this on a moment’s notice and beat them if I want to say I can fight the absolute best. I got to be able to beat guys at this level on this short of notice. So we went out there, Lawrence went out there, and it was a great fight in a packed stadium. There was 4,000 jam-packed in there and there was another 7,000 people outside the stadium watching it on the big screen. There were a reported 17 million watching it on TV. That was very nerve-racking for me. I was very nervous. They said they were expecting 10 million and it wound up being 17 which I thought was absolutely great. In the first round, I caught him with a left hook and at that point he seemed to want to back up a lot. He backed up a lot and he kind of gave me the range. I worked his body, busted up his nose something pretty good, and after the fourth round the referee said it was done. He was taking too bad of a beating and he stopped the fight, which was good! I mean I like getting the stoppages. I wish we could have gotten a couple of more rounds in, but at the same time the people absolutely went nuts for it. I mean they gave me the nickname in China ‘The Boxing Panda’! They were chanting, ‘PANDA! PANDA!’ They went absolutely nuts. It felt good to be loved in another country and I cannot wait to go back.” continue

“Am Ready for “Huracán” Uicab” –Anuar Salas

By Jaime Castro-Núñez: In late 2009 I wrote an article entitled Ten Colombian Prospects who will Entertain us in 2010. The names included were lightweight Darley Pérez, light weavyweight Eléider Álvarez, heavyweight Óscar Rivas, bantamweights Jhonatan Romero and William Urina, flyweight Anuar Salas, featherweight Daulis Prescott, super featherweight Likar Ramos, cruiserweight Santander Silgado and bantamweight Luis Meléndez. continue

'Left-Hook Lounge': Vivek Wallace's Mailbag feat. Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao, & Paul Williams

Hector L. (Dallas, TX): I'm a huge fan of Brandon Rios and wanted to get your opinion on two things surrounding him. How did you rate his performance? And how do you see him doing against the bigger names at 140lbs now that he has decided to move up in weight? continue

When That First Loss changes A Fighter - Six Who never looked the Same After Their First Defeat

By James Slater: Exciting power puncher James Kirkland is set to fight again on the upcoming Amir Khan-Zab Judah card. Attempting to get his career back to where it was before he was shockingly stopped inside a round by Nobuhiro Ishida, in what has to rank as one of the year’s biggest upsets thus far, Kirkland faces an uphill battle in the eyes of many. continue

What if Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao lose their fights?

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Does a Mayweather Jr. or Pacquiao loss against their upcoming opponents make their own potential bout less significant? For a long time now, both Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao have been floating on the surface of every boxing related media report and update. Their names have taken over the front pages of boxing magazines and websites, and the drama that surrounds both athletes is becoming so popular, that it perfectly blends into the default or norm of their personas. continue

Vitali Klitschko Still Wants Haye: “I’ll Be Happy To Send Him To The Floor” - Boxing News

By James Slater: World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight king Vitali Klitschko was a guest on BBC Radio Five Live last night, and he made it clear that David Haye remains a fighter he thinks about quite a lot. Fans may recall how, when the Klitschkos were being relentlessly called out by “The Hayemaker,” the two flipped a coin to see which one of them it would be that took the fight with the trash-talker. continue

Murray vs. Mitchell this Saturday; Coyle-Cotena on 8/12; Linenfelser, 22, already a 5+ year pro boxer

By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro: At long last the highly anticipated showdown between Dagenham’s ‘Mighty’ Kevin Mitchell and Manchester’s John Murray will finally take place this weekend, albeit in Liverpool and not the ExCel in London which was to originally host this career defining fight. continue

Huck-Garay on Saturday; Wolak-Rodriguez on Friday; Earl To Showcase Local Fighters On 7/31; Sheridan returns to action

World Boxing Organization (WBO) Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (32-1, 23 KOs) has arrived in Munich where he will put his belt on the line against Hugo Hernan Garay (34-5, 18 KOs) on Saturday. “It will be an exciting week,” Huck promised. “I can promise my fans another spectacular performance and an exciting victory. Let´s get it on.” continue

Mitchell-Murray want Brandon Rios next; Lara seeking rematch with Williams; David Diaz fights on August 19th

John Murray and Kevin Mitchell are both eyeing a fight with Brandon Rios after the classy World Boxing Association (WBA) World lightweight champion scored a third round KO at the weekend. Promoter Frank Warren has already opened talks with Rios' promoter Bob Arum over a meeting between the world ruler and his two lightweights. continue

Varela-Quigg on 7/23; The Champion Effect; Fuiava defeats Ngoma

FRANKLIN VARELA is promising to land a peach of a shot and shatter Scott Quigg’s world title dreams next week. Quigg, 22, faces the Venezuelan in a WBA world super-bantamweight title eliminator at Bury’s Castle Leisure Centre on Saturday July 23. continue

What Now For Paul Williams And Kermit Cintron?

By James Slater: Fighting last night in Carson, CA and Atlantic City, N.J respectively, former rivals Paul Williams and Kermit Cintron both endured a hard night of boxing. Williams managed to pick up a win, but by most accounts he was fortunate to have done so, while Cintron lost a wide decision in his fight. continue

Paul Williams A nice guy that should have finished last!

By Dave Cacciatore: It is hard not to like the affable Paul Williams. He has taken on some of the best in the world. He has shown some fantastic talent. He has never disgraced himself in the ring with a non-performance. He has been straight up when he speaks and not spoken about things he hasn't been prepared to back up. He has usually been the man others avoided fighting, but not anymore. continue

Chris Arreola Wins But Isn’t Satisfied; Wants To Fight Again In Six Weeks

By James Slater: 30-year-old heavyweight contender Chris Arreola is sticking to his word of remaining in shape and frequenting the ring as often as he can. And last night, on the Williams-Lara card, “The Nightmare,” weighing 236-pounds, pounded out a good, near-shutout over the durable Friday Ahunanya. Winning nearly all of the ten rounds, Arreola got himself a good workout. However, the Mexican/American was not at all happy with his performance - even calling it one of his worst ever. continue

Australian Boxing: Bob Rose Cup Results 8th July 2011

By Srithar Visuasam: Friday night saw the ninth annual Bob Rose Cup take place at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne Australia, hosted by Peter Maniatis Promotions. continue

Brandon Rios Looks Sensational In Halting Urbano Antillon; Arum Says He’ll Put Him In With Pacquiao!

By James Slater: Unbeaten warrior Brandon Rios thrilled us all yet again last night, as he dismantled tough Mexican Urbano Antillon inside three action-packed rounds. Defending his WBA lightweight belt for the first time, the 25-year-old showed again he is one of the most consistently exciting fighters in the world. Not too many people predicted such a quick win for Rios, now 28-0-1(21); instead anticipating a long and gruelling fight. Rios showed he is a potentially great fighter. continue

Rios stops Antillon in impressive 3rd round TKO

CARSON, Calif. (July 9, 2011) – Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios retained his world title Saturday night with a devastating offensive onslaught, recording a third-round stoppage over Urbano Antillon at The Home Depot Center on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. continue

Rios vs. Antillon: In the Phone Booth

By Ted Sares:

This guy is never in a dull fight.

The excitement was palpable as both fighters entered the ring at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Chants of “Antillon, Antillon, Antillon” were louder than “Rios, Rios, Rios,” but that would be the extent of any domination by the Mexican native.. continue

Williams' malodorous MD over Lara; Rios KO's Antillon in Three

By Paul Strauss: Paul Williams' majority decision over Erislandy Lara left a foul, fetid, funky smell in everyone's nostrils from the crowd in attendance to the fans viewing from home. An example of the lopsidedness of the fight could be garnered from the concern expressed by announcers Bob Paba, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones, Jr. They were genuinely concerned for the welfare of Williams, who was getting continuously clocked with overhand lefts from the southpaw Lara. Roy even commented that those type shots take years off a fighter's life. continue

Bute destroys Mendy

By Rob Moore: IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (29-0, 24 KO's) did a great job of destroying his number #1 challenger 37-year-old Jean-Paul Mendy (29-1-1, 16 KO's) in the 4th round on Saturday night at the Romexpo in Bucharest, Romania. Bute landed a chopping left hand in the 4th that knocked Mendy down face first on the canvas where he laid for awhile after the knockdown. continue

Yuriorkis Gamboa Vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon: Speed And Power Vs. Raw Power!

By James Slater: According to reports (on amongst other places), rival promoters Golden Boy and Top Rank are set to work together again soon, for the first time in years. The first big fight the two warring promotional groups have in the works is a fascinating-looking clash between unbeaten featherweight sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa and former WBO super-bantamweight champ Daniel Ponce de Leon. continue

Alexander Povetkin-Ruslan Chagaev Likely For Germany In August, For Vacant WBA Heavyweight Strap

By James Slater: With unified heavyweight king Waldimir Klitschko (Ring Mag, WBA, IBF, WBO) being elevated to WBA “super champion,” the “regular” version of the WBA belt is vacant and, according to a number of sources including, Alexander Povetkin and Ruslan Chagaev will fight for the vacant strap in Germany in August. continue

Lucian Bute: “My promoter had made an offer to Kessler to fight with me in November, and Kessler refused the fight!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - Last week’s 131st edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with reigning IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (28-0, 23 KOs) who is scheduled to face mandatory challenger Jean Paul Mendy (29-0-1, 16 KOs) tomorrow night in Romania. Bute spoke about his upcoming title defense, and also touched on a variety of other topics including the Super Six Boxing Classic, Manny Pacquiao, a potential fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins’s historic victory against Jean Pascal, Kelly Pavlik, Mikkel Kessler, and more! Here is what he had to say:

Regarding how he feels about his upcoming title defense against Jean Paul Mendy:

“I feel great. I trained very hard for this fight.”

On how it feels to be fighting again in Romania for the second time during his professional career:

“The first time I fought in Romania it was for a belt. The first fight for me in Romania was in 2005 in Galati, and now it’s in the capital Bucharest.”

His response to fans and detractors who criticize the competition he has been facing:

“You know Jean Paul Mendy is the mandatory fighter. After the mandatory I’m ready to fight anybody in this category at 168. I’m ready to fight!” continue

Cintron-Molina, Ramos-Shimoda and Arreola-Ahunanya tonight

"It won't be an upset when he wins. It'll be the better fighter finally getting his due," says DeCubas Presents President Luis DeCubas about Chicago junior middleweight "King" Carlos Molina (18-4-2, 6 KOs). continue

Heroic Haye hobbles home head held high. Also robbed

By Fantana: Firstly, I do not consider myself a writer, I am an artist. I am an artist who writes. As a writer, I mean artist, I am able to see through the veil of illusion to view the unmistakable beauty that lies underneath largely unforeseen by standard issue human eyes. Such beauty was to be seen in abundance as David Haye battled a Klitschko last Saturday night in Hamburg. As the scores were read out I was celebrating, totally sure the large winning margin was in the Brits favour. continue

Emanuel Steward: "David Haye was acting like a punk. He was falling down every time he got close to Wladimir, dropping to his knees and looking to the referee!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 132nd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who recently guided Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KOs) to a dominant heavyweight unification victory against David Haye (25-2, 23 KOs). Steward spoke about the fight and also discussed various other aspects pertaining to the current heavyweight landscape, including the upcoming fight between Vitali Klitschko and Tomasz Adamek, possible future opponents for Wladimir, Robert Helenius, Alexander Povetkin, and the interesting fight that takes place in the division between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora. He also spoke about Wladimir’s legacy and made historical references to support his views. Here is what Steward had to say:

His evaluation of Wladimir Klitschko’s victory against David Haye:

“Well myself, I feel very good about the fight. I would have liked to have had a knockout as a lot of fans and everyone else would have liked, but it was just a situation where it didn’t happen and for quite a few reasons. Part of it was the styles. I think the fact that Wladimir is such a perfectionist who tries to get everything perfect, coupled with David the last half primarily being in a survival mode made for a difficult fight.”

On whether he had a feeling this fight might go twelve rounds since he did not urge Wladimir to go for the knockout like he had against Eddie Chambers and Samuel Peter in recent fights:

“I could see at a certain point, really after the first round, that David’s mindset was more into surviving and not being knocked out. I think he came out with an illusion that Wladimir was the same as Valuev, and once he realized that was not the case I saw his mind actually go into survival mode. He was basically trying a little head movement here and there, and as soon as anything seriously came he would drop down to his knees to avoid any confrontation. He still had enough head movement. I guess especially when your mind is focusing primarily on survival. It’s very difficult to do anything with someone who’s in a survival mode and that’s what it was. Wladimir is not the type of a guy that can go out and force knockouts the way that some guys do. It’s just his nature. His mindset is not the mindset of a Thomas Hearns, and sometimes I just realize what I’m dealing with and try to work within their personality. I just pretty much resigned myself to the fact it was going to be a twelve round fight because Haye was definitely into not being knocked out. He would just go back, back, back, back, and every time Wladimir would start getting into punching range he could feel it, and he would back up further or drop to his knees before Wladimir could hit him or whatever. So I knew it would be an ugly decision win, but at least he would win the fight and that’s what I accepted.” continue

Rico Ramos: Ready for the Bigtime?

By Joseph Herron: This Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, Paul “The Punisher” Williams makes his long awaited return to the ring when he faces the undefeated junior middleweight fighter Erislandy Lara in a “Boxing After Dark” special event on HBO. continue

"The Hitman" Has Retired And The Debate Has Begun: Is Ricky Hatton Hall Of Fame-Worthy?

by James Slater: With the recent official retirement announcement being made by the immensely popular Ricky Hatton, the fans are sure to begin debating just where “The Hitman” should be ranked all-time. These same fans will also no doubt be asking whether or not the Manchester warrior is worthy of one day being enshrined in The Hall of Fame. continue

Mendy-Bute on Saturday night; Georgia Boxing Championship on 7/15; Bracero-Staden on 7/30

By talking to Jean-Paul Mendy, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) #1 contender, and seeing the confidence he possesses, you'd almost think that he was the champion defending his title on Saturday night, rather than the other way around. Few fighters, in his position would be able to possess such a calm and collective demeanor, but for Mendy his fight against IBF Super Middleweight Titleist, Lucian Bute, in Bute's home country of Romania, seems to be just another day in office. Mendy challenges Bute this Saturday night at the Romexpo in Bucharest, Romania. The bout is promoted by EuroPlstar boxingus Computers S.R.L. and Interbox in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing. continue

Cintron 149.25 lbs; Molina 151.75; Rios 135; Antillon 134.75; Grachev-Camerino on Saturday; Chicago Fight Night; Paul Williams interview

Brandon Rios and challenger Urbano Antillon had to be restrained following one last heated verbal exchange Friday after making weight and are set to go tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). continue

Lara-Williams officials announced; Rivera in action on 7/29; Michael Perez chosen as Winner of Cinturon Tecate

Atlantic City, NJ (July 8, 2011) - The Junior Middleweight bout between Paul "The Punisher" Williams and Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara and World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight Championship bout between WBA #1-ranked Rico Ramos and Akifumi Shimoda are just 24 hours away and the officials have been announced. continue

New Generation Productions Continues to Make Mockery of Boxing in New Brunswick

By GM Ross: New Generation Productions (NGP) has sunk to a whole new low. In an attempt to pull the wool over the public's eyes, NGP is staging a card littered with "title" contests - titles recognized only by NGP themselves. These include the New Brunswick, Eastern Canadian, and Maritime championships. continue

Rios: I want to hit Antillon; Harris vs. Rossy on 7/16; Seven Boxers Earn U.S. Olympic Team Trials

CARSON, Calif. (July 8, 2011) – The BRANDON RIOS vs. URBANO ANTILLON fight week activities have only furthered the bad blood between the two relentless lightweights. SHOWTIME analyst AL BERNSTEIN is on site in Carson, Calif. with a news update on the impending slugfest. Televised live from The Home Depot Center on SHOWTIME®, beginning TOMORROW/Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), the broadcast will open with a 10-round junior middleweight rumble between former International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion KERMIT CINTRON and CARLOS MOLINA and feature highlights from LUCIAN BUTE’s IBF super middleweight title defense against JEAN-PAUL MENDY from Romania. continue

Andre Berto To Challenge IBF Welterweight Champ Jan Zaveck on September 3rd

By James Slater: It has been confirmed that Andre Berto, the former WBC welterweight champion, will challenge current IBF 147-pound ruler Jan Zaveck on September 3rd. According to promoter Lou DiBella, who spoke to Dan Rafael, the date is set and only the venue has still to be arranged (the fight will go ahead in the U.S). continue

Cintron-Molina quotes; Wach targeting Klitschko brothers; U.S Boxing News

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (July 7, 2011) – Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KOs), of Carolina, Puerto Rico, will mark his return to the SHOWITME airwaves while Carlos Molina of Chicago will make his network debut when they meet this Saturday, July 9, in the co-feature on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., continue

Ortiz's childhood dream was to knock Mayweather out

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Apparently Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s (41-0-0) next foe Victor Ortiz (29-2-2), knew that he could knock Floyd out since Victor was 9 years old. In this video interview ( ), Ortiz talks like a true champion, humble yet aggressive and promising in his predictions. continue

Expert Trainer James Gogue Dissects Rios vs Antillon

By Joseph Herron: Every once in a while in the sport of boxing, the promoters and matchmakers put together a very fan friendly match-up which excites the senses and captures the imagination of even the harshest of critics.

This Saturday night on Showtime premium cable network, Top Rank presents WBA Lightweight Champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (27-0-1, 20 KOs) versus Urbano Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs) at 10PM EST. continue

Maidana vs. Guerreo on August 27th; McBride-Wach on 7/29; Ruiz sets sights on Caballero

SAN JOSE, July 7 - After co-headlining an explosive pay-per-view card in April, two of boxing's toughest fighters will collide in what is sure to be a "Fight of the Year" caliber fight when World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Marcos "Chino" Maidana meets WBA/WBO Interim Lightweight World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero on Saturday, August 27 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif for Maidana's title. Maidana has proven to be one of the toughest fighters to ever emerge from Argentina and will take on anyone, anywhere, any time, which is why he will travel to Northern California to take on Three-Division World Champion Guerrero in his backyard. The explosive showdown between Maidana and Guerrero will headline the HBO Boxing After Dark broadcast and promises to be a classic battle. continue

Sturm-Macklin II Pencilled In For November 26th In Cologne

By James Slater: Forget Klitschko-Haye II. Another fight that involved a Brit going to Germany to try and lift a world title produced great FOTY-candidate action a week before Haye’s disappointing effort against Wladimir, as brave warrior Matthew Macklin went too-to-toe with WBA middleweight boss Felix Sturm for 12 sizzling rounds. continue

Australian Boxing: Bob Rose Cup This Friday Night

By Srithar Visuasam: This Friday night, July 8th, sees one of the biggest events of the Victorian boxing calendar with the 9th annual Bob Rose Cup held at the Malvern Town Hall, Victoria, Australia. continue

Ghana’s Ray Narh for WBC International title in Macau July 30

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Unwavering world title hopeful Ray Narh hopes to once again press his case for a crack at a world title shot when he fights Prawet Singwancha of Thailand in China mainland of Macau on July 30 for the WBC International Light welterweight belt at the Venetian Macau Casino, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. continue

Ricky Hatton Officially Announces Retirement: “This Is A Very Sad Day For Me,” He Says

By James Slater: Today in London, Ricky Hatton officially announced his retirement from boxing. Aged just 32, the former world light-welterweight and World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight king choked back tears as he spoke to gathered members of the media. continue

David Haye's bark is much worse than his bite

By Michael Carr: Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld famously said "we promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears’. This sums up David Haye’s mediocre performance against an almost equally uninspiring yet ruthlessly efficient Wladimir Klitschko. continue

Ricky Hatton announces retirement; Callum Johnson to make pro debut on 7/16; Braekhus-Holm is on!

RICKY HATTON has announced his retirement from professional boxing following a glorious career which saw him win world titles at light-welterweight and welterweight.

‘The Hitman’ will now concentrate on continuing to build Hatton Promotions that has produced many champions in just over two years. continue

Mitchell-Murray promises to be a huge fight; Usarov-Acevedo on Saturday; Theophane-Cook on 7/23

Liverpool star Joe Cole is predicting a "cracking fight" between his mate Kevin Mitchell and John Murray at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 16th July, live on Sky Sports 1HD.

The former West Ham player is a big boxing fan and was ringside last year at Upton Park supporting Mitchell in his world title challenge against Michael Katsidis. continue

Quillin-Simms on 7/23; Swedish Boxing; RIOS-ANTILLON and WILLIAMS-LARA

LOS ANGELES, July 7 - On Saturday, July 23, before Amir Khan meets Zab Judah in their 140 lb. World Championship Unification Fight, another rising star will meet a still dangerous veteran when unbeaten middleweight contender Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin faces Tarvis Simms, who has lost only once is his professional career, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. in a 10 round non-televised bout with significant implications on the future of the 160-pound weight class. continue

WORLD WAR III – The Light Heavyweight Warriors (161 to 175lbs) 1975 to 1985

By Doug Hattier: Caution: This piece is HIGHLY BIASED; Apologies in advance if I missed some of your favorites since there were so many greats. This time was a tribute to my personal favorite Philly Fighter of all time Matthew Saad Muhammed aka Matt Franklin aka Maxwell Antonio Loach. This mythological life began June 16, 1954. “Saad Muhammad's mother died when he was an infant, and he and his elder brother were sent to live with an aunt. continue

Fights Involving David Haye That Would Still Sell

By James Slater: Anyone and everyone, it seems, is debating the fate of former undisputed (barring the IBF belt he never claimed) cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champ David Haye right now. In light of his disappointing showing against Wladimir Klitschko, some people are suggesting all manner of moves for “The Hayemaker” should he decide to carry on fighting. continue

Emanuel Steward and Virgil Hunter are “On the Ropes Boxing Radio” - Now Available On Demand

by Jenna J - This week's 132nd edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) features special guests Emanuel Steward and Virgil Hunter. You can click play on the player to listen.

On the Ropes Boxing Radio is back to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of boxing! Join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my amazing Producer and Co-Host Geoffrey Ciani, and also Chauncy Welliver.

• Wladimir Klitschko’s 12 round unanimous decision victory against David Haye
• What's next for Wladimir Klitschko?
• Where does David Haye go from here?
• Should there be a rematch?
• Chauncy Welliever's latest win & discussion on his future
• Paul Williams (39-2) vs. Erislandy Lara (15-0-1)
• Brandon Rios (27-0) vs. Urbano Antillon (28-2)
• Kermit Cintron (32-3-1) vs. Carlos Molina (18-4-2)
• Chris Arreola (32-2) vs. Friday Ahunanya (24-7-3)


Rios and Antillon go to war in a classic!

By Mark Klimaszewski: This is the sort of headline we should expect to see on Sunday. In a fight that’s not attracting anywhere near the sort of attention as it’s merit warrants, two all-action sluggers will be going toe to toe from the opening bell. continue

Williams vs. Lara Final Press Conference quotes

KERY DAVIS (HBO): Antonio Margarito. Carlos Quintana twice. Kermit Cintron and a failed fight against Kelly Pavlik. When you think about that list of names – no one has fought that level of competition Live on HBO in the past few years other than Paul Williams. Needless to say, Paul Williams is a warrior and that’s why we like Paul Williams fighting on HBO, on that single trait alone. And he does have tremendous boxing skills. And he’s coming back against a guy who is a former Cuban national champion who won over 300 amateur fight (310-10) and a favorite to win Gold in 2008 Olympics before his defection to America. continue

Antillon vs. Rios final quotes; USA Boxing News; Harris-Rossy on 7/16

LOS ANGELES (July 6, 2011) – Aside from some one-on-one, in-your-face jawing during a face-off for photographers, both Brandon “Bam Bam’’ Rios and Urbano Antillon were well-behaved and civil to each other during Wednesday’s final press conference for their highly anticipated world title fight this Saturday, July 9, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). continue

Catching Up With Former Heavyweight Title Challenger Chuck Wepner - “Bundini Brown Was Really Screaming At Ali!”

By James Slater: Real-Life Rocky Chuck Wepner fought a number of big names during his 1964 to 1978 pro career - including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sonny Liston, Ernie Terrell, Joe Bugner and Duane Bobick. And though “The Bayonne Bleeder” lost to most of the top names he faced, he fought his way into the history books. continue

James DeGale Back In September, Set To Challenge European Champ Piotr Wilczewski

By James Slater: Desperate to get back in the ring after losing both his British title and unbeaten record to arch-rival George Groves in May, 2008 Beijing gold medallist James DeGale has not had to wait too long for his promoter Frank Warren to get him a fight. Set to return in September (exact date and venue to be confirmed), “Chunky” will challenge European super-middleweight champ Piotr Wilczewski of Poland. continue

Burgos-Leon on 7/22; McDonnell-Hall on 9/3; Gonzales-Sierra on Friday

ORANGE, CA (July 6) - Exciting featherweight contender Juan Carlos Burgos will look to continue his winning ways on Friday, July 22nd, as he faces off against Mexican countryman Gilberto Sanchez Leon in the 10 round main event of the hottest card of the summer of 2011, Thompson Boxing Promotions' "PATH to GLORY" at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. continue

Tarver getting ready for Green; Huck vs. Garay on 7/16; McAleese-Toms on 7/23

TAMPA, FL, July 6th – With the hard work complete, boxing superstar Antonio Tarver and his team, which is led by trainer Jimmy Williams, the man who first coached him when he was just 11 years old, is preparing to leave Tampa, Florida for the long trip to Sydney, Australia, site of ‘The Magic Man’s July 20th showdown with Danny Green at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. continue

Williams vs. Lara & Shimoda vs. Ramos on 7/9; Chisora slams Fury; Pappas-Medina on Thursday

HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a night of hot action from the Jersey Shore, headlined by the comeback bout of one of the sport’s elite, when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: PAUL WILLIAMS VS. ERISLANDY LARA AND AKIFUMI SHIMODA VS. RICO RAMOS is seen SATURDAY, JULY 9 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports broadcast team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. continue

DeGale-Wilczewski in September; Rosado-Conyers on 7/15; Del Valle interview

Former British Super-Middleweight Champion James DeGale will challenge for the European title in September against the champion Piotr Wilczewski from Poland.

The Londoner is raring to get back into the ring following his contentious points loss to George Groves in May when he lost his British title. continue

Klitschko-Adamek winner will have some interesting fight opportuniities available

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Now that Wladimir Klitschko (56-3-0) secured another victory on his record by decisively beating David Haye (25-2-0), the Klitschko brothers have all the heavyweight belts in their possession. continue

Khan’s Big, Big Plans: Judah, Morales, Brook - Then Mayweather!

By James Slater: There are news stories all over the web sites today, reporting how Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy has had talks with Floyd Mayweather Junior regarding the possibility of him facing Britain’s Amir Khan in what would be a massive fight for the U.K late next year. continue

Rios-Antillon, Gesta quotes; Chisora thinks Fury is a dreamer

LOS ANGELES (July 5, 2011) – Although they were kept apart and at opposite sides of the building, the bad blood and war of words between unbeaten World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (27-0-1, 19 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and two-time world title challenger Urbano Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., continued during a Media Workout Tuesday at Fortune Gym. continue

David Rodriguez wants Klitschko brothers; Watson-Purdy on 7/16; Dedication To Boxing Earns IBO Exec Hall of Fame Honors!

With an impressive third round knock-out over former World Boxing Association (WBA) Champion Owen “What The Heck Beck” on June 24th. Rodriguez upped his impressive undefeated record to 35-0, 33Kos and picks up the vacant WBC Fecombox heavyweight title (otherwise known as the “Mexican National” title) and a top ranking by the men in green, making him an official contender. continue

‘Fight of Destiny’ – Malik Jabir dares George Ashie in Accra July 30

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Fireworks and an action-packed bout awaits fight fans in Accra when George Ashie clashes with Abdul Malik Jabir for the Ghana Lightweight belt over 12 rounds on July 30 at the Lebanon House in the heart of the capital in the headliner of the ‘Fight of Destiny’ boxing extravaganza. continue

Haye looking bad after failing to live up to his promises against Klitschko

by Dave Cacciatore: In the ballet made popular by the movie with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, the established good girl ballerina (Portman) vies with a villainous dark newcomer (Kunis) for the role of swan queen in the upcoming ballet. David Haye must have seen this movie and taken it to heart because he used all of his feminine wiles in the lead up and fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Dancing and gyrating for 12 rounds he attacked with the fury of a 110 pound girl in spandex. continue

Vitali Says If Haye Can Earn A Shot At Him Fight May Happen, Eddie Chambers Expresses Interest In Facing Haye

By James Slater: There appears to be no chance at all of David Haye getting a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko (who is now reportedly looking at facing the winner of the July 23rd Chisora-Fury clash), but Vitali Klitschko has said that if Haye can “get the right wins and the fight makes sense then it could happen.” continue

Wladimir could fight Chisora-Fury winner; Wach-McBride on 7/29; Brighton Shore Fights

London (5th July 2011) After his win against David Haye on Saturday night Dr Steelhammer IBF/WBA/World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has now turned his attentions to heavyweight sensation Tyson Fury. continue

McKenzie ready for Ballew; Rees injured, unable to fight Matthews; Rooney Jr fights on 7/15; More!

Ovill McKenzie has been sparring with Tony Bellew's big rival World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly ahead of his rematch with the Scouser. continue

Ghana’s Albert Mensah fights for IBF International title July 15

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Ghana’s WBA Pan African titlist Albert Mensah will face Canadian Andres “Gorgeous” Gorges for the vacant IBF International Light Welterweight belt in the headliner of Chicago Fight Night II next week Friday July 15, at the Club 7600 S. Cicero Ave. Burbank IL 60459, Burbank, Illinois, United States. continue

Wladimir too talented for the limited Haye

By Robert Brown: The July 2nd heavy weight unification bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye was supposed to be the resurrection of interest in the heavy weight division, instead the only thing that needed resurrecting was the majority of the audience. They had fallen asleep by about half way through the fight. continue

Exclusive Interview With Ola Afolabi - “I Have To Earn The Respect Of The Fans And I’ll Do It By Scoring More Impressive KO’s”

By James Slater: 31-year-old British-born cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi scored a stunning 1st-round KO over the usually durable Terry Dunstan on the Klitschko-Haye under-card, arguably stealing some of the thunder from the main event. Now 17-2-3(8), the man known as “Kryptonite” says he is a changed man; no longer content to be “lazy” in fights. continue

'Left-Hook Lounge': Vivek Wallace's Mailbag feat. Wladi-K/David Haye, Mayweather/Ortiz, and Pacquiao

Charlton L. (London, UK): Despite predicting him to win, prior to the fight you stated that the heavyweight division will be back in the dumps if Wladimir defeats Haye because there will be no fights left to consider being that he won't be facing Vitali. If that's true, where does Wladimir go from here? continue

One more fight for Haye?

By David Avraam: David Haye failed to knock out Wladimir Klitschko, he failed to unify the Heavyweight division, he failed to fulfil his promises. The reason he failed was down to the difference in size. Wladimir Klitschko utilized his assets perfectly and didn't allow Haye to get close enough to land anything telling. Adam Booth admitted to Sky Sports at the end of the fight that: continue

Wladimir Vs. Winner Of Chisora-Fury A Possibility, Vitali Has Some Interest In Facing Haye

By James Slater: Klitschko manager Bernd Boente has gone on record as saying there is “no chance” of a return fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Many fans will no doubt feel that this was an obvious statement coming from Boente, but he had to clear up the issue due to how Haye is asking for a return chance with the Ring Magazine, WBA, WBO, IBO king who so thoroughly dominated him this past Saturday. continue

Haye v Klitschko: Time For Some Perspective

by John Wight: The outpouring of condemnation that has been directed at David Haye following his points defeat by Wladmir Klitschko in their heavyweight unification title fight at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany at the weekend is, on one level, only to be expected after the Londoner’s tireless braggadocio when it came to talking himself up and the naked disrespect he’d demonstrated towards his opponent over the preceding two years before they finally met in the ring. The insults directed at his opponent throughout the build up transcended hype and dragged proceedings down to the level of the gutter, which even for the hardest and most primitive sport of them all was unfortunate to say the least. continue

Mitchell-Murray in Liverpool on 7/16; Bellew preparing for McKenzie clash; Vassell back in action on 7/16

Kevin Mitchell's showdown with John Murray has been moved to Saturday 16th July at the Liverpool Echo Arena after the Londoner came down with a viral infection. continue

NABF News; Cruz stops Carrasquillo; USA Boxing

President’s Report - July 2011: It is with sadness that I report the death of Nick Charles and former World Boxing Council (WBC) Champion Billy Costello. While I had the pleasure of knowing, as well as spending time with Nick Charles, it was a casual relationship which I greatly enjoyed. I admired Nick’s courage in fighting the good fight until the final bell sounded. In fact, this year, we named an NABF Award after him: “The Nick Charles Good Guy Award.” Actor Holt McCannally, star of “Lights Out,” was the first recipient, and Nick was pleased to hear this. Nick made the most of his remaining time by professing his love of his wife Cory, as well as his adorable daughter Giovanna. continue

Klitschko, Haye and the decline of the superfight

By Mark Klimaszewski: Over the years, the pugilistic art has given us some big, high expectation bouts that are dubbed ‘super fights’. Although there’s no real clear definition of what constitutes a super fight, generally something on a magnitude that transcends the sport and spills into the mainstream consciousness is given the hallowed title. continue

Klitschko vs Haye - Wake Me When it Starts

By Paul Strauss: Those were the words of HBO announcer Larry Merchant. Larry was understandably indignant over the poor showing of both of the so called champions, but in-particular Haye. continue

Ola Afolabi Destroys Terry Dunstan In A Round, Calls For Marco Huck Rematch

By James Slater: David Haye may have failed in his quest to take Wladimir Klitschko’s world titles last night in Hamburg, but another British fighter picked up a most impressive win on the under-card in Germany. British-born, California-based cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi sent London’s Terry Dunstan down in dramatic fashion towards the end of the very 1st-round, a massive right hand to the head reducing the 42-year-old to a badly hurt, unconscious KO victim. continue

Haye Wants Rematch With Wladimir, But Does He Deserve One?

By James Slater - As fans know, David Haye is at least partially blaming last night’s heavy points defeat at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko on a busted toe on his right foot. Unable, Haye says, to fire his hayemakers due to not being able to fire his full weight off the right foot, the ex-WBA champ is hoping for a rematch. Claiming he will be able to do much better when 100-percent healthy, the 30-year-old hopes he can get a quick return before October 13th (thus being able to keep his word and retire on his 31st birthday).

Klitschko says he is not yet ready to decide whether or not he’ll give Haye a return chance, but due to how sparse the heavyweight division is, and of how few worthy challengers there are, “Dr. Steel Hammer” may look again Haye’s way. continue

Haye Considers Future, Blames Toe Injury For Last Night’s Loss

By James Slater: David Haye, who last night failed to back up his monstrously offensive pre-fight boasts, is considering his boxing future right now. The 30-year-old, who went down a heavy points loser to Wladimir Klitschko in a fight that disappointed many, is also putting his poor showing down, at least in large part, to a toe injury he suffered in training. continue

Jean Pascal: “Lucian Bute needs to get more balls”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 131st edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs). Pascal shared his views on a variety of topics including his recent fights with Bernard Hopkins, his future plans in the sport, the Super Six Final matchup between Andre Ward and Carl Froch, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Junior’s upcoming fights, Tavoris Cloud’s knockout victory against Yusaf Mack, and more! Here is what he had to say:

His views on Tavoris Cloud’s recent knockout victory against Yusaf Mack:

“Honestly, he fought good. That was a close fight before the knockdown. That was a really close fight because I think Yusaf Mack was doing good. On the judges’ cards he was by up one, and down by one point with two judges. So that was a really close, close fight, but Tavoris Cloud did his thing. We all know that he has great power and he used his power and his stamina to break him down.”

Regarding rumors that he will face Tavoris Cloud in October:

“Honestly I really don’t know. That’s not on my mind right now. Right now I’m just trying to relax because I had three fights in nine months. You know, who does that? Pacquiao doesn’t do that. Mayweather doesn’t do that. It’s only me in the boxing world who fights three fights in nine months. I think that’s a lot, and I deserve the rest. I need a break. I know fans want me to be back in the ring ASAP, but I really need a break. They want me to fight Tavoris Cloud on October 15 and I really think that’s too close for me. I would like to fight probably this November, so right now I’m just trying to enjoy my time, enjoy myself, and then get back in the ring really, really soon.” continue

David Haye: All Bravado, No Bottle

By Jeff Meyers: Wow. Pathetic. Disgraceful. Shameful. These are the words that come to mind upon viewing David “The Excusemaker” Haye’s uninspired, horrid performance Saturday evening in Hamburg, Germany against Wladimir Klitschko in a match that unified three of the heavyweight belts (WBA, WBO and IBF). After all the chest-pounding, insults and smack talk that brought David Haye to the pinnacle of his career, Mr. Haye…just…wouldn’t…fight. continue

Haye All Talk – Heavyweight Division Belongs to Klitschko Brothers

By John Gabriel Thompson: IBF, WBO, IBO, and now WBA World Heavyweight Champion Dr. Wladimir
"Steelhammer" Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO's) again continue

Klitschko defeats Haye

By Gerardo Gomez: Wladimir Klitschko dominated David Haye to unify the titles in the heavyweight division on Saturday night at the Imtech-Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany. There was nothing spectacular in this fight. I had the fight 117-109 Klitschko. This was the heavyweight version of the Timothy Bradley vs Devon Alexander fight. continue

Tyson's Biggest Fight

By Ziggy Shah: For too long I have been hearing from 'so-called' boxing pundits about the state of Mike Tyson's mental attitude through out his career. However, let's step back and take a look at what everyone seems to ignore or somehow forgets. He was born in a low class family with little or no income (A position which all blacks in America were in at the time); so he begins a wave of criminal activity as early as 11 years-old, just so he can eat. continue

Klitschko-Haye Post-Fight Edition of "On the Ropes Boxing Radio" at 7:00pm EST - Call In! (724)444-7444, caller ID 93463

by Geoffrey Ciani - There will be a special post fight edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions)following the highly anticipated heavyweight unification bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Fans are encouraged to call in and share their thoughts at (724)444-7444, caller ID 93463.

You can listen to the show by clicking play on the player or using this link

BE SURE TO TUNE IN! continue

Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye: Keys to Victory, Four to Explore, Official Prediction

By Vivek Wallace: For quite some time, the heavyweight division has failed to give fight fans a reason to tune in. After years and years of limited action it appears the time has come, as this Saturday night two of the sports biggest stars collide when Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49KO's) takes on former cruiserweight David Haye (25-1, 23KO's). As we prepare for this epic showdown, we'll take a look at "Keys to Victory", four critical game-changing elements to explore, as well as an official prediction: continue

Matthew Macklin Looking Ahead - To A Possible Fight With Sergio Martinez, A Rematch With Sturm

By James Slater: As the U.K gets ready to see if its best heavyweight can score a huge away win in Germany tonight, one of the country’s best middleweights is looking ahead to another big title chance down the road. As fans know, Matthew Macklin gave it his all against defending WBA middleweight boss Felix Sturm in Germany last Saturday, only to come home with a controversial split decision loss attached to his record. continue

Klitschko-Haye Final Prediction: Klitschko To Win Late!

By James Slater: I’ve gone around and around over this fight, ever since it was first signed, sealed and delivered (for this year, not the original 2009 date!) and I’m still hugely unsure of what will actually happen. Haye is arguably the fastest, most powerful opponent Klitschko has ever faced; while Klitschko is without doubt the strongest, most experienced, hardest hitting and just plan best heavyweight Haye has ever faced. continue

Awaken the gates: Klitschko vs Haye

by Phenyo Molefe ( "How dare these boxers challenge me with their primitive skills? It makes me angry. They're just as good as dead." Mike Tyson uttered these words in a period when he commanded fear in hearts of champions and grown men he was supposed to fear. WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has not held his tongue unleashing torrents of abuse and violence against the Klitschkos. Many will cast his approach as being uncouth and rugged but it has undeniably ushered fire in division which has been left dormant for years, his efforts have brought us July 2nd an awakening of hell’s gates. continue

Michael Katsidis: “(Being home with my family ) only makes this run easier”

By Tony Nobbs: Michael Katsidis “The Great” says that he is proud to be bringing world class boxing back to him home state Queensland after being domiciled overseas for the past five years fighting the best lightweights on the planet. continue

Sebastian Lujan Pulls Anther Mild Upset on Friday Night Fights

By John Gabriel Thompson: In a season which has produced some memorable upsets, the determination of Sebastian Andres Lujan (38-5-2, 24 KO’s) earned him a mild upset victory over up and coming Mark Jason Melligen (21-3, 14 KO’s) on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Also in action, Mickey Bey, Jr. scored an impressive knockout victory at the Freeman Coliseum in San
Antonio, Texas. continue

Welliver Scores Big Win In China Over Lawrence Tauasa

by Charles White: This past Tuesday, June 28th, in Huili, China, top 10 heavyweight contender Chauncy "The Hillyard Hammer" Welliver (now 49-5-5 with 19 knockouts) scored an impressive victory over former "Contender" reality series contestant Lawrence Tauasa (now 31-9-1 with 18 knockouts). Welliver weighed in at a game 235 lbs, prompting his opponent to comment by stating that "he looked like he weighed about 200kg (before), but now he looks lighter than me." continue

Wladimir Klitschko v. David Haye: The Ultimate Analysis

By Stuart Cornwell: Forget all the hype and bluster, mind games and shenanigans, Saturday night’s world heavyweight championship will be decided in the ring on pure fighting merit. Both men appear to be in the best possible fighting shape, primed and honed to perfection. When the opening bell rings they will be ready to test their skills and powers against one another. And when it’s all over and the dust has settled, the hollow din of loser’s alibis and excuses notwithstanding, the better man will have won. continue

Emanuel Steward: "All of David Haye’s strategies are going to be declared null and void, except for if he can just land that one single punch"

0by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - With the highly anticipated heavyweight unification bout between IBF/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) and WBA title holder David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs) less than 48 hours awayOn the Ropes Boxing Radio was afforded the opportunity to speak with Klitschko’s trainer Emanuel Steward in a special exclusive interview. Steward gave his breakdown of the upcoming fight and shared his views on how he believes things will unfold once the opening bell rings. Here is a complete transcript of that interview:

JENNA J: Let’s go to our guest for this special edition of On the Ropes as we’re joined by Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. Emanuel, the fight is getting really close. Can you feel it?

EMANUEL STEWARD: Well we’re already excited about the fight. I guess it’s probably the biggest fight going into it since Lennox and Mike Tyson probably, even though Vitali Klitschko and Lennox really turned out to be a dramatic fight in one that nobody promoted it and expected it to be that way. This is the first heavyweight fight that the fans have wanted and been excited about since Lennox and Mike.

JENNA: Emanuel, did you ever have any doubts that we would get to this point? The fight has been on and off so many times, and even when this fight was put on people doubted we would even get to fight day. Are you surprised that we’re here now?

STEWARD: Well yes and no. Still, it’s a little surprising but what the Klitschkos did was actually put David Haye in a corner where he had to fight one of them eventually or almost quit boxing or be ridiculed. The only other possible fight was maybe the Adamek fight, but they signed Adamek up very quickly to fight Vitali. After his last rehearsed fight or whatever it was with him and Audley Harrison. He couldn’t go back that way again and I think fans were not going to permit him to fight another Valuev or Ruiz. So he was pretty much backed into a corner without having a credible opponent and so eventually he had to take this fight here. continue

Lyell defeats Walker; Gomez stops Proctor; Coy Evans in action on 7/8; Brian Vera selected as boxer with most character

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) and WBC Silver middleweight title challenger Billy Lyell (24-9) made his hometown return a successful one. Using superior skills and effective counter punching, Lyell outpointed Chicago veteran Michael Walker (19-9) over six rounds Friday at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Scores were 60-54 on all cards. continue

Klitschko/Haye broken down by trainer James Gogue

By Joseph Herron: Saturday June 2nd, Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye will face off in what is being labeled as the most significant heavyweight bout since Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson in June of 2002.

Both fighters have done an excellent job promoting the bout with a tension filled war of words, and as a result, the anticipation for this fight has become astronomical. continue

The Weights Are In: Klitschko 242.6, Haye 212.8

By James Slater: The weights are in for what is being called the biggest and most exciting heavyweight title fight in almost a decade. Not long ago in Hamburg, Germany, rival heavyweight champions Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye climbed onto the scales, and as expected both men looked in absolutely superb physical condition. continue

Klitschko vs. Haye and Mayweather Jr. vs. Ortiz

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: The above mentioned fights are being threaded through every little space available on any and all boxing news websites. They are undoubtedly two of the biggest fights this year, having the most interest and significance for the sport. continue

Why Wladimir Klitschko will make quick work of David Haye

by Geoffrey Ciani (Photo by Stefan Hoyer) - Many observers are expecting a competitive matchup when IBF/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) and WBA title holder David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs) square off in a highly anticipated heavyweight unification bout on July 2. In fact, not only are a lot of viewers seeing David Haye as Wladimir’s toughest foe since his first fight with Sam Peter, some are even actually expecting Haye to win! While the event itself will no doubt draw a lot of attention, is this fight itself going to live up to expectations? Is David Haye really going to represent a difficult challenge for Wladimir Klitschko?

When you break this fight down to its bare essentials, we are left with a good big man fighting a good little man. Historically, this does not bode well for Haye. The reality is Haye’s best chance is a mere puncher’s chance. It is true that Klitschko has been knocked out in the past, and it is also true that questions have long surrounded his chin. Therefore, it is not out of the realm of possibility to see a scenario unfolding where Haye lands a big shot and Wladimir is out for the count. This, however, is an extremely unlikely outcome. Yes, Haye has a “puncher’s chance” but in order to capitalize on that, he has to actually take chances, especially early. As a heavyweight, Haye is not big on taking chances though, and it would be surprising if he suddenly changed his tune against the best boxer he has ever faced. continue

Weigh-in: Haye 212 lbs, Wladimir 242 lbs; Vargas-Estrada on 7/8; Dibella Entertainment signs Alcine

IBF, IBO, WBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye stepped on the scales today.

Wladimir Klitschko: 110.0 kilogram (242 lbs)

David Haye: 96.5 kilogram (212 lbs). continue

Klitschko-Haye - Hate the game not the player: David Haye is my prediction

By Padre: Well, July 2 is around the corner. The fight that most thought would not occur, and barring any last minute issues, will happen. Let’s give both fighters credit for making this happen, no matter the negotiation tactics or requests, they pulled it of so kudos to both camps. To IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO's) for taking a non compulsory fight and for WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO's) for agreeing to go to Germany. Whether you are a Klitschko or Haye fan, one thing boxing fans are happy. continue

Kelly Pavlik To Face Darryl Cunningham In August Tune-Up For Bute/DeGale

By James Slater: Former middleweight king Kelly Pavlik, now campaigning as a 168-pounder, is in line for a big fight against either IBF super-middleweight champ Lucian Bute or once-beaten but still highly touted contender James DeGale. Having returned to action back in May, “The Ghost” will take another tune-up on August 6th, in his native Youngstown, as he waits to see which fighter he agrees to face. continue

Commentary on Haye v Klitschko live on BBC Radio 5 live; Magdaleno vs. Perez on 7/15; Serrano-Sostre on July 15

David Haye v Wladimir Klitschko

9.45pm, Saturday 2nd July 2011, Hamburg

BBC Radio 5 live will have uninterrupted commentary on the long-awaited world heavyweight unification fight on Saturday between Britain’s World Boxing Association (WBA) champion David Haye and the Ukrainian, Wladimir Klitschko, who holds the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) belts. continue

Exclusive Interview with Billy Dib ahead of his IBF Featherweight World Title fight with Jorge Lacierva

By Adam Santarossa: Billy “The Kid” Dib fights for the IBF Featherweight World Title at the Sydney Olympic Park States Sports Centre on July 29th against Mexican challenger, Jorge Lacierva. continue

Cayo-Peterson on 7/29; Medina targeting Chavez Jr; Mansour-Guinn on 8/19; Haye-Klitschko could break £20m bets record

LAS VEGAS (June 30, 2011) - Due to injuries suffered in a car accident involving former lightweight champion Joel Casamayor, the lineup for the July 29 "Fight Night at The Cosmopolitan" event at the Chelsea Ballroom has changed. continue

Mayweather-Ortiz press conference quotes; Martirosyan won't wait for Saul Alvarez

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, Six-Time World Champion in Five Weight Divisions

"I want to thank Victor Ortiz for stepping up to the plate and taking the test. continue

Rios-Antillon quotes; Kevin Johnson responds to Mike Perez; McMillan-McIntyre on 8/27

NEW YORK (June 30, 2011) – Team Rios and Team Antillon spent time with the boxing media on a teleconference call hosted by Top Rank’s Bob Arum on Thursday, a week before their upcoming world title showdown on Saturday, July 9, LIVE SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. continue

Cornelius Bundrage: “I just want to unify the belts. All unification leads through ‘K9’ Bundrage!”

by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 131st edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with reigning IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) who is coming off a successful title defense while avenging a previous loss against former conqueror Sechew Powell (26-3, 15 KOs). Bundrage spoke about his victory, and shared opinions on various aspects of the current boxing landscape including the upcoming heavyweight unification bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Here are some excerpts from that interview:

Regarding the early rounds in his recent title defense against Sechew Powell:

“I knew that he was going to come out aggressive the first round, because in our first match he stopped me in the first round actually. So I knew he would think that lightning would probably strike in the same place, but it doesn’t strike in the same place twice. I was prepared for that and I was ready to go twelve rounds if I had to go twelve rounds. I was in tremendous shape, so I wasn’t worried at all.”

On whether he believes he took Powell out of the fight mentally when he was unable to score another early stoppage:

“Yeah, I believe I just fought a smart fight. I fought a smarter fight than I did the first time, and I think that really determined me being victorious. I came not only to fight, I came to win and I came to keep my belt. It was just a lot at stake. We’ve been going at it back and forth on the internet, and I had to get some payback. I couldn’t come back to Detroit without my belt. I mean I wouldn’t be able to keep my pants up without my belt.” continue

Klitschko betting favorite to beat Haye; Askin in action on 8/19; Ayala-Cardona on 7/29

PUNTERS on Betfair are backing Wladimir Klitschko to have the last laugh over David Haye, after the giant Ukrainian was installed as the 8-13 favourite to defeat the cocksure Londoner in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. continue

The case for Haye: Why David might be all wrong for Wladimir

By Bill Patrice Jones: Brash, arrogant, detestable, loveable, great for the sport, bad for boxing, the list goes on. Call Haye whatever you want, but this Saturday in Hamburg he poses a serious threat to Wladimir Klitschko’s reign as world heavyweight champion. continue

Haye v Klitschko: Could This Be The Changing Of The Guard?

by John Wight: Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye are set to meet in Hamburg, Germany this Saturday night in one the most eagerly anticipated heavyweight contests in years. In fact, in terms of its significance it is no exaggeration to place this fight up there with the epic contest that took place between Wladimir’s older brother Vitali Klitschko and Britain’s Lennox Lewis back in 2003, when Lewis managed to open up a nasty cut above the giant Ukrainian’s left eye that led to the referee stopping the fight at the start of the seventh round. continue

Ortiz Says He Was Offended By Mayweather At Yesterday’s Press Conference; Was Going To “Smack Him”

By James Slater: Whether you are intrigued by it or not, and whether you think it’s a mismatch in the favour of Floyd Mayweather Junior or not, the upcoming clash between “Money” and Victor Ortiz is heating up. Tuesday’s press conference in New York saw a somewhat subdued Ortiz, with the WBC welterweight champ making nothing but respectful comments. Floyd stole the show in New York, mainly by making it clear he is up for a mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao. continue

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