By W. White: Last Saturday night, as I observed Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward (28-0, 14KO’s) disassemble Britton Paul Smith (35-6, 20 KO’s) from press row, I had questions. What was the purpose them fighting at a 172lb catch weight? Did Paul Smith purposely coming overweight to give him some sort of advantage? Is this a fight the general boxing public really wanted to see? How would Andre Ward perform given his 19 month absence … Read Article
LAS VEGAS – June 20, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC returned to primetime tonight from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores called the action, with host Al Michaels, current middleweight titleholder and corner analyst Daniel Jacobs, and Kenny Rice reporting from ring-side. Live boxing continues now on NBCSN.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2015) – “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) outworked and out-landed Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC in front of 8,138 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.
In a fight dubbed “The Battle for Ohio”, the Akron-born Porter threw 590 punches compared to the 309 thrown … Read Article
LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2015) – Stars of Premier Boxing Champions hosted a media luncheon Saturday afternoon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and offered their thoughts and predictions for tonight’s PBC on NBC main event, which features a battle between former world champions Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs). Televised coverage begins on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports) Call it a cliché, Newton’s third law of motion or Karma or whatever you like; it’s a fact of daily life, in all forms, that for every action there is a reaction.
This is especially true of professional sports in which human beings have forever sought to gain an unfair advantage in a perceived fair world.
There are few sports to which this statement can be most … Read Article
Adrien “The Problem” Broner faces “Showtime” Shawn Porter for Ohio bragging rights not to mention a large step forward on the ladder to stardom. The fight takes place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas and will be broadcasted live on NBC. A catchweight has been implored by Broner in efforts to reduce Porter’s strength and stamina. Can Broner effectively play matador to Porter’s bull rush in a game of catch the predator?… Read Article
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) If there were any worries over his mental and physical state ahead of Saturday’s 144 lb catch-weight fight against Adrien Broner – then Shawn Porter isn’t allowing them to show – assuring everybody at the heated final presser that he is more than ready to make his Ohioan rival pay and that he intends on coming out of that ring the clear winner.
Talking to fighthype.com about Broner’s antics, Porter … Read Article
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) He fights on June 27th against Jessie Vargas in Carson, California in a fight that may or may not be for the WBO 147 lb title dependent on what Floyd Mayweather chooses to do with it, yet ahead of this weekend’s Porter v Broner clash from The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, “Desert Storm” Tim Bradley has spoke to fighthype.com to break down the clash, offering that he thinks “The Problem” … Read Article
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) There is a good deal of anticipation surrounding Saturday’s clash from the MGM Grand Garden Arena that sees Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter headline the latest of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions cards, with top American welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr providing chief support against late replacement Phil Lo Greco.
Speaking at this week’s media scrum via fighthub Broner appeared to be talking the talk, seemingly suggesting that Porter sees … Read Article
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) He’s been accused by Shawn Porter of being quiet in the build up to their 144 lb catchweight contest, though at yesterday’s presser ahead of their fight Saturday, Adrien Broner was anything but – and at last seized the opportunity to show us all once again what an arrogant, classless human being he can be.
Evidently going too far for some – and looking like an immature teenager out to … Read Article