Layoff not a concern for Melson ahead of title fight!

Eleven months ago, popular 154 pounder Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson was training for a career changing fight with contender Glen Tapia. Against Tapia, who is considered amongst the top rising stars in America, Melson was taking a significant step up in competition and training like a madman so he’d shine when it mattered most. Unfortunately, an injury forced him out of the bout and a rematch was never scheduled.

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Amir Khan – Chris Algieri Interview Transcript

Amir Khan, Chris Algieri - Chris Algieri  - Hello, everybody.  I'd like to thank Lou DiBella Entertainment.  It's a pleasure to be back at Barclays Center.  We fought a year ago last June, had a great fight, won my first world title.  I'm also excited to be fighting on Spike.  Thank you for hosting the event.  It's a whole new network to fight on.  I'm very excited about it all.

Chris Algieri – Hello, everybody. I’d like to thank Lou DiBella Entertainment. It’s a pleasure to be back at Barclays Center. We fought a year ago last June, had a great fight, won my first world title. I’m also excited to be fighting on Spike. Thank you for hosting the event. It’s a whole new network to fight on. I’m very excited about it all.

Amir Khan Hello, everyone. I want to say hi to all the press and media. Brett Yormark is a friend of mine from Barclays Center. I’m very excited to fight at the Barclays Center. I’ve been there a few times. I always said that I want to come over here and give New York a huge fight, bring boxing there. I have a big fan base from New York. I’m sure Chris Algieri also has a big fan base. But we’re going to come and make some noise.

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Paulie Malignaggi – Danny O’Connor Interview Transcript

Danny O'Connor, Paulie Malignaggi - Danny O’Connor - I want to thank everyone for being here. I’m very excited about this opportunity to fight Paul and to come down to New York and showcase my skills at Barclays Center. I’ve worked my whole career for this. I put a lot of effort and sacrifice in my life to get here. I’m very excited and I’m ready for the task at hand.

Danny O’Connor – I want to thank everyone for being here. I’m very excited about this opportunity to fight Paul and to come down to New York and showcase my skills at Barclays Center. I’ve worked my whole career for this. I put a lot of effort and sacrifice in my life to get here. I’m very excited and I’m ready for the task at hand.

Q – Danny, in a situation where you’re fighting a guy who in his last fight was TKO’d, does that make you think of coming in a different way than you ordinarily might, target him and be more aggressive than usual?

D. O’Connor – No, I don’t. Anything can happen on any given night in boxing. That’s what we do. Because of that, I’m not looking at anything differently.

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Colorado Springs to Host the Pathway to the Podium Olympic Trials for Boxing Qualifier June 22-27

After a three-year absence, the Pikes Peak region will once again host a key USA Boxing qualifying tournament. Hundreds of male and female boxers will descend on Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer for the Pathway to the Podium Olympic Trials Qualifier I presented by the Daniels Fund. Athletes in the 13 Olympic weight divisions will vie for spots in the upcoming Olympic Trials during the tournament June 22-27 at the historic City Auditorium in downtown Colorado Springs.

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Roc Nation Sports + Miguel Cotto Announce Undercard Fighters

Cotto vs. Geale, Daniel Geale, Miguel Cotto - Already a marquee event featuring Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) defending his WBC Middleweight and Ring Magazine World Champion titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) in a 12-round main event, the June 6 showdown will now include a live musical performance by Roc Nation and Grammy-nominated artist Big Sean before the main event.

Already a marquee event featuring Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) defending his WBC Middleweight and Ring Magazine World Champion titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) in a 12-round main event, the June 6 showdown will now include a live musical performance by Roc Nation and Grammy-nominated artist Big Sean before the main event.

Roc Nation will bring other major names to the boxing experience at Barclays Center including notable event emcee and “The Voice of New York” Angie Martinez, who will serve as the event’s host, alongside hit master DJ Lobo from WSKQ La Mega 97.9 FM New York City, the #1 Spanish radio station in the United States. Martinez and Lobo will entertain together throughout the night to keep the energy up between bouts.

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