Matthysse vs. Postol: Will Viktor go Postol on the Machine?

Matthysse vs. Postol: Will Viktor go Postol on the Machine?

Ok so I fully admit the title to this article was easy pickings. The exact opposite of the opponent Lucas Matthysse will be facing this Saturday on HBO. Unlike the Broner/Allakhvediev bout, this HBO matchup should and will have a championship belt at stake. Will Matthysse get this much needed victory or will Postol outmaneuver Lucas? One thing that’s almost certain is the style in which both men fight producing at the all-action backdrop of the StubHub center.

Both combatants are fighting for pride and a chance to win their first full championship belt. That’s not to say it will decide who is best at junior welterweight. For all the hype about Matthysse’s power surprisingly he has yet to win a full blown title. Meanwhile Viktor Postol found himself lost in the alphabet shuffle having to wait and/or step aside while engaging Danny Garcia in a fight. With Garcia now out of the division a new lineal title will need to be formed.

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Is Amir Khan Losing Focus on his Ring Career?

Is Amir Khan Losing Focus on his Ring Career?

With Bob Arum seemingly U-Turning on his claim “not to be looking at any other opponent for Manny Pacquiao” other than Amir Khan – [later claiming Lucas Matthysse has moved up the pecking order] – it would seem the British former 140 lb champion might be losing his heart for elite level boxing, insisting he sees a future in charity work.

British media is today awash with stories that the Muslim fighter is intent on devoting himself to charitable causes after a recent “mercy-mission” to Greece to help Islamic refugees fleeing the crisis in war-torn Syria, an endeavour he undertook entirely voluntarily and at considerable personal expense, when it emerged he had lost out on the mega-money fight with Floyd Mayweather.

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Jose Pedraza Looking to Make Statement Over Edner Cherry

Jose Pedraza Looking to Make Statement Over Edner Cherry

Unbeaten IBF 130lb champion Jose Pedraza (20-0, 12ko), makes the maiden defence of his title this weekend in Ohio on the Broner/Allakhverdiev undercard, and is looking to make a statement over Bahamian former world title challenger Edner Cherry (34-6-2, 19ko).

The former 2008 Olympian won the belt back in June on the undercard of Deontay Wilder’s maligned heavyweight title fight with Eric Molina, beating Russia’s Andriy Klimov in a competent and assured performance, and the Puerto Rican stylist is looking to go one better against the experienced Cherry.

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“The Upsetter” Seeking to Live Up to His Name Tonight in Buenos Aires

"The Upsetter" Seeking to Live Up to His Name Tonight in Buenos Aires

Tonight in Argentina, British Cruiserweight contender Ovill McKenzie (25-12, 13ko) will be looking to make his own personal piece of history when he walks into the metaphorical “Lion’s Den” against hometown favourite and new IBF champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-2, 17ko) in Buenos Aires.

Never one to shirk a challenge, the Jamaica-born Brit received just 11 days notice for the fight after inactive Cuban former champ Yoann Pablo Hernandez, was stripped for again seeking to postpone his own defence against Ramirez, resulting in the South American being upgraded to full champion and needing a late-notice opponent for tonight’s date.

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New Klitschko Date Leaves UK PPV Headache for Sky TV and Hearn.

New Klitschko Date Leaves UK PPV Headache for Sky TV and Hearn.

As expected, the new date for Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury’s heavyweight clash dropped today [Fri], although the rescheduled November 28th date now leaves UK broadcaster Sky with a giant PPV headache.

Fury confirmed the news of the new date on his social media accounts, writing;

“GREAT NEWS! Just heard from my team @HennessySports @peterfury that @Klitschko has had the all clear to box on Nov 28 Dusseldorf. #LETSGETITONNNN”

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Matthysse-Postol final press conference quotes, videos, photos

Matthysse-Postol final press conference quotes, videos, photos

(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) LOS ANGELES (Oct. 1, 2015) Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and former WBC International Super Lightweight Champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) hosted the final press conference today ahead of their battle for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship. Matthysse vs. Postol will take place Oct. 3 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

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Adrien Broner – Khabib Allakhverdiev final press conference quotes

Adrien Broner - Khabib Allakhverdiev final press conference quotes

(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) CINCINNATI, Ohio — (Oct. 1, 2015) – Two days before Adrien Broner goes for his fourth world title in his home state of Ohio, Broner and his opponent, Russia’s Khabib Allakhverdiev participated in a final press conference Thursday at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Former three-division world champion Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) returns to his hometown against fellow former world champion Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) for the WBA Super Lightweight world title this Saturday, Oct. 3 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from U.S. Bank Arena.

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Rescheduled World Title Fight Dates Announced in Days

Rescheduled World Title Fight Dates Announced in Days

Both the rescheduled WBO middleweight clash between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders and the massive WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury, are set to have their new dates revealed very shortly.

The Lee/Saunders fight has been beset with bad luck, suffering two separate postponements – firstly due to a virus suffered by Lee, and then a cut sustained by Saunders in sparring that prompted date and venue shifts from Ireland to England/September to October, and a new date is finally set to be announced on Monday after Saunders was given the all-clear by medics.

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Danny Jacobs/Peter Quillin Official for December 5th

Danny Jacobs/Peter Quillin Official for December 5th

It’s been confirmed after weeks of expectation that WBA (reg) middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs will square off against fellow New Yorker, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin on December 5th at the city’s Barclays Center.

Both fighters are well acquainted with each other being Brooklyn natives in the same division, and their long-time friendly association will go out of the window for one-night only in front of their hometown fans in a fight for Brooklyn bragging rights.

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Broner: Focused Ahead of Allakhverdiev Clash

Broner: Focused Ahead of Allakhverdiev Clash

Saturday night in Ohio, local former 3 weight world champion Adrien Broner goes into battle for a world title opportunity he arguably doesn’t deserve against relatively inactive Russian, Khabib Allakhverdiev.

After June’s loss to Ohioan rival Shawn Porter, Broner saw his stock decline sharply once again, and after a series of ill-thought out social media posts, has taken a vow of silence as he prepares for his shot at the vacant WBA (sup) 140 lb title.

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