Broner-Escobedo quotes; Shamrock and Rumble; Bam on Boxing - Chambers-Adamek, Pacquiao-Bradley

Adrien "The Problem" Broner, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Lightweight World Champion

"July 21 is just another day in the ring for me. I'll come in laughing and dancing. I like to have fun with it.

"He's coming to my hometown and I'm excited.

"I don't know him and I don't want to know him. I'm in the hurt business and I'm gonna handle Escobedo."

"I've been in shape since 1989. When I was born and the doctor smacked me, I smacked him back.

Vicente "Chente" Escobedo, NABO Junior Lightweight Champion

"I'm going to take full advantage of this opportunity. I'm hungry and I've been hungry.

"People say that he [Broner] has talent, power and speed. I've got talent. I've got speed and I've got power too. I'm gonna shock the world. I guarantee it."

"Battle On The Banks: Broner vs. Escobedo," a 12-round fight for Broner's WBO Junior Lightweight World Championship taking place Saturday, July 21 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R&R Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The fight will be broadcast live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $128, $78, $53 and $28 are available for purchase at the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or online at

Shamrock and Rumble: NESN and SNY to Broadcast O'Connor vs. Sostre

Boston, MA June 12, 2012 - Rising junior welterweight prospect Danny O'Connor has helped reintroduce a bit of rock and rumble back to his beloved city of Boston, Massachusetts with the help of his friends Dropkick Murphys. Don't miss your opportunity to witness O'Connor's latest bout verses New York's Daniel Sostre via the New England Sports Network (NESN) and SportsNet New York (SNY). The NESN broadcast will premier Thursday, June 14 at 8:00 EST throughout the New England region. Additionally, the bout will also be featured for those in the Greater New York area as part of the weekly Broadway Boxing series on Sunday, June 17 at 8:00 pm EST.

The show was the first professional boxing card ever staged at the Boston House of Blues. The capacity crowd was treated to an exciting night featuring Boston vs. New York bouts, live traditional Irish music, and a special appearance by the popular band Dropkick Murphys. With elements of both sports and rock-n-roll a truly unique atmosphere was established. O'Connor is continuing to distinguish himself within the Boston sports landscape and remains deeply committed to achieving his world title aspirations. Stay tuned for details regarding O'Connor's next bout.

NESN Broadcast:

Thursday, June 14 at 8:00 EST

Tuesday, June 26 8:00 EST

SNY Broadcast:

Sunday, June 17 at 8:00 EST

Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 EST

Saturday, July 21 at 5:00 EST

Don't forget to follow Danny on Twitter at @DOC_Boxing.

BAM on Boxing

The decision rendered in the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight June 9 goes down as another controversial decision in boxing history. I had Pacquiao winning, but definitely not by every round. There were many close rounds that could have gone either way, yet I still believe Bradley got a gift.

There have been many fights like this over the years and I hate hearing that boxing is dead. If it were dead, then why are so many sports fans still talking about the decision. Bradley’s style was obviously something Pacquiao could not control the way he did with Ricky Hatton, Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, and the other opponents he faced in recent years (not including Juan Manuel Marquez).

Ironically, the same people who thought Marquez was ‘robbed’ against Pacquiao believe that Pacquiao was ‘robbed’ against Bradley. Professional boxing is not scored as Olympic-style boxing; it is not based on who threw more punches. If that’s what people want to see, the Olympics are around the corner. It is time to move on from the controversy of the big PPV fights and look forward to what our Philadelphia fighters have brewing next.

We have three Philadelphia fighters looking to impress on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. In the main event, heavyweight Eddie Chambers, of Philadelphia, PA, comes off of a 16-month layoff and jumps into a huge test with Polish crowd-pleasing Tomasz Adamek. Chambers will try to piece together his reputation after pulling out of back-to-back fights due to injuries.

Adamek, much slower yet stronger of the two, looks to have the advantage. Chambers is known for his fast hands; let’s hope there is little ring rust and he is completely ready to go after training at the Kronk gym in Detroit for the last month.

For the third weekend in a row Peltz Boxing will have two Philadelphia fighters in action—heavyweight Bryant Jennings and junior middleweight Jamaal Davis.
Jennings takes on Steve Collins of Houston, TX. Jennings is 13-0, 6 K0s; Collins is 25-1-1, 18 K0s. Five months ago this matchup would have been a big step for Jennings. However, in that time he has made his point in the heavyweight division, defeating then-unbeaten lefty Maurice Byarm and ex-WBO champ Sergei Liakhovich. Jennings will take a risk without questioning it and deserves to be getting in the ring with guys who, on paper at least, are more experienced.

Jamaal Davis takes on dangerous journeyman Doel Carrasquillo, of Lancaster, PA. Both Davis and Carrasquillo have made a career of fighting tough prospects and, since both of them come to fight, it should be a classic.

Eberto Medina, of Newark, NJ, Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, Joel Julio, of Miami, Fl, and Perter Quillin, of Brooklyn, NY, are just a few of the names Davis has on his resume. Carrasquillo has faced Philadelphians Ray Robinson and Steve Upsher-Chambers, as well as Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, and Shamone Alvarez, of Atlantic City, NJ.

Davis and Carrasquillo never back down from competitive fights. It’s a good spot for Davis in front of a large crowd. Hopefully, it will be a good night for Philadelphia fighters.
The author is a Temple University graduate who is now a part of Peltz Boxing. Follow us on twitter @Peltzboxing and our intern @bamonboxing

Article posted on 15.06.2012

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