LEON, NICARAGUA (December 28, 2015) – With just a few days away from his first world title opportunity, WBA #6 rated super-featherweight contender, Oliver Flores (27-1-2, 17 KOS) talks about his upcoming fight with WBA world champion Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KOs). Uchiyama vs. Flores is set to take place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. … Read Article
Lou DiBella – Happy Holidays everybody, and thanks for joining us on the Deontay Wilder versus Artur Szpilka WBC heavyweight world championship conference call. This great event will be on SHOWTIME January 16, 2016 from Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Wilder-Szpilka will be the first heavyweight world championship bout to take place in Brooklyn in 115 years. The last one occurred on May 11, 1900 when champion James Jeffries knocked out former champion, James … Read Article
Ronnie Shields is the only trainer in boxing today that has two world champions in the same weight class — Erislandy Lara and Jermall Charlo (154 pounds).
The highly regarded Houston-based Shields also has a bevy of young prospects in his top-notch stable, including unbeaten lightweight Bryant “Peewee” Cruz and undefeated middleweight Steed “The Stallion” Woodall, who’ll be featured Friday, Dec. 11, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on … Read Article
Before we get to the interview we must fast forward one day past our first sit-down when I catch up with Joseph Parker, stable mate Izu Ugonoh and trainer Kevin Barry to watch as Tyson Fury dethrones Wladimir Klitschko and assume the mantle as the king of the heavyweight division. … Read Article
Its Sunday midday in Auckland at the Pullman hotel and the brassiere/bar is going crazy, well at least moderately crazy as heavyweight contenders Izu Ugonoh and Joseph Parker have just watched underdog Tyson Fury dethrone Wladimir Klitschko to end his decade long reign atop the heavyweight mountain.
At this moment Izu is just a regular fight fan as he turns to me in excitement and remarks, ‘see that’s what I love about boxing, as I … Read Article
Thanks all for joining us for a conference call for what figures to be one of the best fight shows of the year and a great way for SHOWTIME to close out 2015. On Saturday, December 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York we have Daniel Jacobs against Peter Quillin, the middleweight championship of the world. The winner takes the belt and Brooklyn. Live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. … Read Article
With about ten days left until this historic fight, we’re extraordinarily excited about this mega event between two world-class fighters and champions, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez. As I’ve previously stated, this will absolutely be the fight of the year! For those fans that will be watching on HBO Pay-Per-View from their home, we believe this fight will provide one of the best dollar-for-dollar values of any fight in recent memory, when you consider the … Read Article
CECILIA ZUNIGA: I want to welcome all the media that joined us today for Canelo’s final media conference call. As you all already know, we have an exciting event planned for all of you on November 21st. Now to introduce the call and Team Canelo, I would like to introduce our host for this call, the Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you very much. … Read Article
In 2009, Vijender Singh was officially the world’s number one amateur middleweight (AIBA rankings) and, a decade on, the Indian sensation expects to be sat on a similar perch in the professional arena.… Read Article
A former high-level professional kickboxer will try to continue his impressive transition to prizefighting when undefeated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (14-0-1, 12 KOs) faces once-beaten Uzbekistan-born Ahror “Aha” Muralimov (14-1, 11 KOs) on ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday, Oct. 23, live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).… Read Article