LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2016) – Laying down the gauntlet against Presidential Candidate Donald Trump for his disparaging comments about Mexicans and Muslims, Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO today offered the GOP frontrunner two free ringside seats to watch the Canelo vs. Khan super-fight showdown on May 7 in Las Vegas during a live interview on Fox Business News TV’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast.”
Isaac Chilemba, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Challenger
“I want to thank Main Events for making this fight possible. Thanks to Sergey Kovalev for giving me this challenge.”
On Kovalev’s Recent Opponents
“I believe Kovalev he is a hard-working fighter. There is no such thing as an easy fight. I believe Kovalev worked hard to get where he is. I don’t think he would say any of his opponents weren’t tough. He has never fought me or someone like him though. This will be a very different fight for Kovalev.”
Watch the video filmed by Kugan Cassius over at IfilmTV (scroll below to find) if you cannot be bothered to read about the highlights today’s Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko press conference gave us in Manchester, but either way, fans have to agree: Fury, out of shape (by his own admission) and not at all in love with boxing (far from it, Fury said today that he “hates” boxing) simply does not care what anyone thinks about him.
Hi everyone. Thank you for joining us today on this call. On behalf of TGB Promotions we are very excited to be back on FOX in primetime and promoting this highly anticipated and long-awaited rematch. On this call today we have the co-main and main event. Bef˜ore I turn it over to Ray Flores who will introduce the fighters I wanted to remind everyone that tickets are still available. They’re starting at $27. Also we will be hosting a special Fan Fest beginning at 2:30 PM for any ticketed fan. There will be live music, food and fun and a Corona beer garden. I am looking forward to seeing all of the LA boxing fans out there. We’ll now turn it over to the voice of TGB Promotions Ray Flores.
Can Dominic Breazeale put up a better showing than Charles Martin did when he fought new heavyweight star, and new IBF champ Anthony Joshua? That’s what people are asking now that “Trouble,” as the unbeaten 30-year-old is known has landed first crack at the belt A.J so ruthlessly and effortlessly ripped from Martin on April 9th. Another questions is, can Breazeale possibly do any worse than Martin did?
Most pro fight fans pay little attention to amateur boxing. Every four years they may watch the Olympics and perhaps find a favorite whom they will follow on his journey into the pro ranks. It was in the 04 Olympics some of you may have spotted a Kazakh silver medalist by the name of Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, soon to be known in pro boxing circles as GGG.
Having been involved in the amateur scene from the late 90’s I first came across Golovkin in 2001 in Osaka Japan when he defeated Daniel Geale in the welterweight final of the Asian Games. I was instantly a fan, following him through the 03 world championships in Bangkok to the 04 Olympics in Athens.
Unbeaten Irish star Carl Frampton was dubbed by some as The New Barry McGuigan after a few fights into a pro career that has now seen “The Jackal” capture two major belts as a super-bantamweight. Managed by the Irish legend who ruled the featherweight division for a short but shining time in the 1980s, Frampton’s next aim is to dethrone WBA featherweight king Leo Santa Cruz on July 30th. The motivation of becoming a two-weight champion and a big (or bigger) star in the US would be enough, but Frampton has an added motivation: that of “winning the WBA title back for Barry.”
(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) NEW YORK (April 26, 2016) – Welterweight world champion Keith Thurman and former champion Shawn Porter went face-to-face Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan as they hosted a press conference to discuss their highly anticipated Saturday, June 25 showdown on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending his title against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.