Friday, August 29, 2014

FAN PREDICTIONS FOR MAYWEATHER vs. MAIDANA SEPTEMBER 13

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MAYWEATHER vs. MAIDANA SEPTEMBER 13
MAYWEATHER TKO, KO, DQ 23%
MAYWEATHER Decision 33%
MAIDANA TKO, KO, DQ 22%
MAIDANA Decision 21%

Draw 1%

FAN PREDICTIONS FOR PACQUIAO vs. ALGIERI NOVEMBER 22



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PACQUIAO vs. ALGIERI NOVEMBER 22
PACQUIAO TKO, KO, DQ 26%
PACQUIAO Decision 33%
ALGIERI TKO, KO, DQ 21%
ALGIERI Decision 14%

Draw 6%

Kell Brook wants an Amir Khan fight

Kell Brook wants to set up Amir Khan fight

Kell Brook has targeted a fight against Amir Khan after becoming the IBF welterweight champion by beating Shawn Porter.
The victory on points gave Sheffield's Brook, 28, his first title and he is unbeaten with 33 wins.
"I know Khan doesn't like me. The fact is, he is getting it. I'm the champ of the world," said Brook.
"If the fight can happen, let's make it happen," said Khan, who has 29 wins and three defeats from 32 fights.
Khan is looking to line up a bout with Devon Alexander or Robert Guerrero in England before the end of the year.
The Bolton boxer said he needs a 'tickover fight' as a warm-up to a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather next year, but Brook's name could now enter the fray.
"The British public want it," said Brook, speaking to Sky Sports. "He'll probably say that I need to win another title for the fight."
But, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Khan added: "I'm up for it. I think I'd like that in somewhere like Wembley Stadium, we can fill that out, that would be a quick sell.
"It's the fight that the UK fans want to see and have been talking about for such a long time."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

“MEXICAN STYLE”


“MEXICAN STYLE”

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
GENNADY “GGG” GOLVOKIN VS. MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

STUB HUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA
LIVE ON HBO®

Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2014) Boxing’s fastest rising star, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will defend his World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) and International Boxing Organization (‘IBO’) Middleweight World Titles against World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO on Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo, the scheduled 12-round GOLOVKIN vs. RUBIO championship battle will headline “MEXICAN STYLE”, a world class evening of entertainment at the West Coast’s premier outdoor venue for boxing. 

“I’m very excited to fight in California,” said Golovkin. “I always enjoy attending fights at the StubHub Center and look forward to a “Mexican Style” fight against Marco Antonio Rubio.”

Said Rubio, “I’m excited to fight another world champion. I always accept the biggest challenges and without a doubt this will be the greatest of my career. I will show Golovkin a real “Mexican Style” fight on October 18th.”  

“We’re looking forward to promoting the West Coast debut of Gennady Golovkin,” stated Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “His growing popularity across the country compels us to bring this highly anticipated fight to the StubHub Center, which has hosted so many exciting boxing events in recent years.”

“Marco Antonio Rubio is among the toughest fighters in boxing and this battle with Gennady should provide fireworks from the opening bell.”

“It will be a tremendous fight,” said Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones Del Pueblo.  “I can assure you that Rubio will make this a war.”

"When Gennady Golovkin faces off against Marco Antonio Rubio on HBO World Championship Boxing, we will have one of the world's most feared fighters challenged by one of the most fearless," said Peter Nelson, vice president, programming, HBO Sports. "Events at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA, have given fans some unforgettable drama in the ring, and we look forward to Golovkin-Rubio adding another memorable chapter."

Sporting a record of 30-0-0 with 27 knockouts, the highest knockout ratio (90%) of any active world champion, Golovkin has become a must-see international attraction with his aggressive all-action style and breathtaking knockouts.

On July 26th at Madison Square Garden, Golovkin stopped two-time former world champion Daniel Geale in the third round with an extraordinary knockout punch that will be at the top of most “Knockout of the Year” media and fan lists.

Against Geale, Golovkin made his 11th title defense while scoring his 17th knockout in a row. Golovkin will head to Big Bear, California next week to begin preparations under the watchful eye of longtime trainer Abel Sanchez

Fighting out of Torreon, Mexico and training in Oxnard, California with former world champion Robert Garcia, Rubio has compiled a record of 59-6-1 with 51 knockouts against some of the best fighters in the sport.

The hard-hitting Rubio has faced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Kelly Pavlik, David Lemieux, Kassim Ouma, Frankie Randall and Jose Luis Zertuche.

The 34-year-old Rubio is currently 16-1 in his last seventeen bouts most recently stopping Italian veteran Dominic Spada in the tenth round on April 5th in Chihuahua, Mexico, winning the WBC Interim Middleweight Title. 

For fight updates on GOLOVKIN VS. RUBIO via Social Media, follow HBO Boxing on Twitter at @HBOBoxing and Facebook at /HBOBoxing, in addition to on Twitter at Gennady Golovkin/ @GGGBoxing, Marco Antonio Rubio/ @MAVenenoRubio, Tom Loeffler - K2 Promotions/ @TomLoeffler1 and Promociones Del Pueblo/ @PromoDelPueblo. Use the hashtag #GolovkinRubio to join the conversation on Twitter.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOXING FAN EXPO



MIKE TYSON, ROY JONES JR., MIKEY GARCIA, SERGIO MARTINEZ, JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ AMONG ATTENDEES
 FOR BOX FAN EXPO AT THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER

Saturday, Sept. 13 event allows fans to meet and greet boxing legends and other celebrities of the sport before Mayweather-Maidana rematch
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26, 2014 – A veritable Who’s Who of boxing: Mike Tyson (Iron Mike Productions), Roy Jones Jr., Riddick Bowe, Mikey Garcia, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Al Bernstein, Robert Garcia and Mia St. John, among others will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 13 for the inaugural Box Fan Expo.
Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and coinciding with Mexican Independence Day and the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch that evening, the Box Fan Expo allows fans to meet and greet the sport’s legends, past and current champions and other celebrities of the sport, collect autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise and memorabilia.
“There are few opportunities like this that allow the boxing fan to come face-to-face with their favorite boxers and other celebrities, which is what makes the Box Fan Expo a truly unique and must-see experience,” said Alonzo Benezra, the event’s organizer. “With the Box Fan Expo, we hope to bring boxing back into the spotlight by gathering the boxing industry all under one roof for one special day and for all the fans to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to show the world just how sweet the “sweet science” can be.”
Joining Tyson, Jones, Bowe, Garcia, Martinez, Marquez and St. John at the Las Vegas Convention Center are Zab Judah, Shawn Porter, Brandon Rios, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Erislandy Lara, Jean Pascal, Peter ”Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Lamon Brewster, James Toney, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, Terry Norris, Austin Trout and Jesse James Leija. Other fighters are expected to be announced in the coming days.
“We know this is going to be a popular event with all the major boxing stars present, so we advise people to get their tickets early, so they are assured of meeting and greeting their favorite fighters,” Benezra said.
The Box Fan Expo is a complete, all-encompassing experience for the boxing fan. Aside from meeting past world champions and legends of the sport, fans can meet top trainers such as Maidana’s trainer – Garcia – commentators such as Bernstein, representatives of boxing’s various federations and boxing gear and apparel companies such as Rival Boxing, Kronk Boxing, Killa Pro Boxing and Cleto Reyes.
Promoters include Iron Mike Productions, Mayweather Promotions, Lou DiBella from DiBella Entertainment, Leija Battah promotions, Joe DeGuardia Star Boxing and others to be announced in the coming days.

Monday, August 25, 2014

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ ON SATURDAY, NOV. 8 LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
  
Atlantic City, NJ (Aug. 25) - Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins vs. Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev light heavyweight title unification fight, the boxing world has been waiting and wondering when and where the two will meet and put their respective titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today that the fall's most anticipated boxing event will take place Saturday, Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, plus applicable fees and service charges, go on sale on Friday, Sept. 5 at noon ET and will be available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Both fighters have a history of big fights on the Jersey Shore as Hopkins has fought 19 times in Atlantic City, five of which took place at Boardwalk Hall. Kovalev fought his only two American title defenses in Atlantic City, both of which were knockouts. Most recently against Blake Caparello on August 2nd.

"Atlantic City is a second home to me," said Hopkins. "Some of my most memorable victories and greatest accomplishments of my career have taken place there including my fights against Antonio Tarver and Kelly Pavlik. I expect Philly to represent and come out to Boardwalk Hall to see me make history once again."

"I am happy to be back in Atlantic City," said Kovalev. "This is my third time fighting there, but this is the most special because this time I am facing the legendary Bernard Hopkins."

"November 8 is going to be a great night for boxing in Atlantic City, said Oscar De La Hoya, founder and president of Golden Boy Promotions. "I would like to thank Caesars Atlantic City, Global-Spectrum, the Atlantic City Alliance, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) for working together to bring this fight to the boardwalk, where east coast fans can get to see a historic fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev and show the world what a big fight night is all about."

"This fight is exactly where it belongs," said Kathy Duva, Chief Executive Officer of Main Events. "Sergey Kovalev made his last two title defenses in Atlantic City and Bernard Hopkins fought much of his career there.  Boardwalk Hall has a rich history in boxing and it holds a lot of great memories for Main Events, working in conjunction with Ken Condon and Caesars. I look forward to making some more memories on November 8th."

"We're thrilled to have one of the top boxing matches in the country here in Atlantic City," said John Palmieri, Executive Director of CRDA. "We've been known for hosting great fight events for many years, and we welcome the fans, as usual, to experience all the action at both Boardwalk Hall and throughout the city."

"Bernard Hopkins is a world champion athlete who grew up and trained in the greater Philadelphia area, just a short ride from Atlantic City, so this fight is going to be a great draw for the destination," said Kevin Ortzman, President and General Manager for Caesars, Bally's and Showboat Atlantic City.  "Some of the greatest boxing matches and sporting events have been hosted in Historic Boardwalk Hall - and this November, Atlantic City will once again be the backdrop to one of the most historic bouts in the sport - Caesars is proud to sponsor this event and look forward to an entertaining weekend this fall."

Hopkins vs. Kovalev is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Corona Extra, AT&T and Hortitsia Vodka. The event will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing. 


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Leo Santa Cruz Defends his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship Against Manuel Roman in the Co-Main Event Miguel Vazquez Puts his IBF Lightweight World Title on the Line Against Mayweather Promotions’ Star Mickey Bey
Hard-Hitting Alfredo Angulo Takes on James De La Rosa
PLUS John Molina Jr. vs. Humberto Soto, 10-round Jr. Welterweight Bout
To Air Live On SHOWTIME® During “COUNTDOWN LIVE”

In keeping with Mexican Independence Day tradition, Mayweather Promotions has assembled a stellar undercard featuring some of this era’s most exciting boxers to co-feature on “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” on Saturday, September 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME PPV.
Featured on the four-fight pay-per-view telecast, fan favorite Leo “Terremoto”
Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship on the line in a 12-round championship bout against Mexican contender Manuel “Suavecito” Roman, plus Tijuana-Baja’s pride Miguel “Títere” Vazquez defends his IBF Lightweight World Championship against Mayweather Promotions’ rising star Mickey “The Spirit” Bey. In the opening bout on pay per view, Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo returns to the ring against James De La Rosa in a 10-round bout.
Rounding out a sensational night of televised fights, SHOWTIME will present a live 10-round Jr. welterweight bout between John Molina Jr. and Humberto “La Zorrita”
Soto on “COUNTDOWN LIVE” (SHO, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) immediately preceding the SHOWTIME PPV telecast.
“This is my second time fighting on a Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view undercard and I know that there is no bigger stage than this,” said Santa Cruz. “Manuel Roman is a tough customer. I know he’s going to come prepared and try to take my title. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain, but I plan on leaving the ring with my hand raised.”
“Leo Santa Cruz is one of the top guys not only in the bantamweight division, but in all of boxing,” said Roman. “I’ve never been intimidated in the ring before and I don’t plan on starting on September 13. Santa Cruz better be ready because I know I will be.”
“I’m looking forward to fighting at MGM Grand again and on this amazing Floyd Mayweather card,” said Vazquez. “It’s time to get to business and get in the best shape ever so I’m ready to put on a show. I respect Mickey Bey, but I plan on winning convincingly to show that I’m one of the best in the lightweight division.
“I want to thank God for helping me persevere through the tough times and helping me overcome obstacles in my life,” said Bey. “I also want to thank my team for believing in me and helping me get to this opportunity. I plan on seizing the moment and becoming a world champion on September 13.”
“I’ve been anxious to get back in the ring ever since the end of the Canelo fight,” said Angulo. “I’m ready to get back on the winning track and this is a great opportunity for me to do that in front of the world on Mexican Independence Day weekend. This fight could not be more critical for my future in this sport and I want to put on a great show for the fans.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to make my name on a huge stage against a fellow Mexican-warrior in Alfredo Angulo,” said De La Rosa. “On September 13 I’m going to teach an old dog some new tricks.”
“Floyd always wants to ensure the paying fans get their monies worth by delivering a strong night of boxing action through compelling televised undercard bouts,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO Mayweather Promotions. “This fight night will be no different from the rest as Leo Santa Cruz and Miguel Vazquez will defend their world titles valiantly, electrifying Mickey Bey will seek to win that title from Vazquez and fan favorite Alfredo Angulo will look to revitalize his career in what will amount to a sensational night of boxing.”
“From top to bottom, the September 13th fight card is going to get fans out of their seats whether they are among the thousands in attendance at MGM Grand or hundreds of thousands watching from home,” said Oscar De La Hoya, president and founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “Golden Boy is proud to promote the most crowd-pleasing fighters in the sport and with Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz and Alfredo Angulo, all in action under the same roof, it’s sure to be a night that no one will forget.”
One of the most successful and exciting fighters in the sport, Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) is on the cusp of superstardom. Widely recognized as one of the highest volume punchers in the game, the 25-year-old, two-division world champion who fights out of Los Angeles by way of Huetamo, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico will be making his third defense of the WBC 122-pound title he won last August. His exciting work rate and significant power have made Santa Cruz a mainstay on SHOWTIME as he prepares for his second consecutive PPV bout after defeating Cristian Mijares in March on the “TOE TO TOE: Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo” PPV card.
Tijuana-Baja, Mexico native fighting out of Paramount, Calif., Manuel Roman (17-2, 6 KOs) is ready for the spotlight. The hard-hitting 26-year-old is coming off of a two-fight winning streak. An underdog ready to upset bantamweight favorite on the biggest stage of his career could pull off the upset of the year.
A respected veteran and the current IBF Lightweight World Champion, Miguel Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) looks to make himself a household name on September 13 when he puts his title on the line against Mickey Bey. The 27-year-old from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is riding an impressive 13-fight win streak dating all the way back to a 2008 loss against Canelo Alvarez. Vazquez won his lightweight world title in 2010 against Ji-Hoon Kim and has gone on to defeat undefeated fighters Leonardo Zappavigna, Mercito Gesta and, most recently, Denis Shafikov this past Feb. 22.
His opponent, Mickey Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs) is one of the top rising stars in the Mayweather Promotions’ stable. The 31-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio was an amateur standout who defeated Brandon Rios at the 2004 Olympic Trials but was forced to miss the Olympics because of a bout with pneumonia. Since then, Bey has put together an exceptional professional career, with only one loss at the hands of John Molina Jr. last July, and has risen to contender status in the lightweight division. The winner of his last two fights, including a dominating decision victory against Alan Herrera in his last fight, Bey is ready to fight on the biggest stage of his career.
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Despite losing his last two fights, Alfredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs) remains a popular and extremely dangerous fighter, who is no doubt looking to take out his recent frustrations on his next opponent. The 31-year-old from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico always produces exciting fights, as evidenced by knockouts of Gabriel Rosado, Joel Julio and Joachim Alcine, as well as his classic 2011 showdown with James Kirkland. Angulo’s last two defeats came at the hands of the top fighters in the 154-pound division in Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. Both fighters controversially stopped Angulo in the 10th round, but on Sept. 13 it is Angulo who plans on inflicting pain and walking out victorious.
Angulo’s opponent, James De La Rosa (22-2, 13 KOs) is looking to make his name in the sport with an explosive win on September 13. The 26-year-old Mexican fighting out of San Benito, Texas is fresh off of an August 2 technical knockout victory over Fabian Reyes. This win adds to a list of solid triumphs that includes Tyrone Brunson, Lenin Arroyo and Tim Coleman. Now he looks for his biggest victory and to be able to say he has arrived as one of the sport’s elite.
The two fighters kicking off the night on Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: COUNTDOWN LIVE are sure to make sparks fly in the ring as both look to rise in their divisional rankings. John Molina Jr. (27-4, 22 KOs) from Covina, Calif., is looking to bounce back from his loss to Lucas Matthysse in a fight that immediately jumped to the top of the Fight of the Year list. The 31-year-old owns an impressive knockout victory over Mickey Bey that proved you can never count the powerful puncher out of a fight.
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Humberto Soto (64-8-2, 35 KOs) is riding a six-fight winning streak since a 2012 loss to Matthysse. A former titlist in three divisions, the 34-year-old from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico looks to stay hot and earn himself another shot at a world title with a big televised victory on Sept. 13.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Tickets to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Awards!!!

Don’t miss out on the 2014 Inductions

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Don’t miss out on the 2014 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) Induction Ceremony and Dinner taking place THIS Saturday, August 9 at the New Tropicana Las Vegas!
The “Chatter Box” is here to remind all boxing aficionados to buy your tax-deductible tickets online NOW (http://www.nvbhof.com/) so you don’t miss out on what will be THE event the boxing world will be talking about! Last year’s inaugural awards sold out and fans were left out of the show everyone wanted to be part of.
So don’t be left out–be sure to purchase your tickets now before it’s too late. Not only will you get to mingle with the sport’s biggest and brightest stars but you will also get to support a great cause since the NVBHOF is a charitable organization helping others and giving back to the community.
Founder and President Rich Marotta hosted last year’s bash and I was there to witness this first-class evening that made history. Now Marotta and the NVBHOF team will be back for this weekend’s inductions. Actress Rosie Perez and Barry Tompkins will be on stage announcing all the festivities.
Where else can you see an impressive pound-for-pound lineup all under one roof in the State of Nevada? Viva Las Vegas!
“All the greats will be there under one roof!” Vice President Michelle Corrales-Lewis (wife of beloved champ Diego Corrales) told me. “And you never know who’s gonna show up; there will be a lot of fighters–not on the flier–who will be there too!”
Yep. Guests in attendance will see a wall-to-wall cavalcade of boxing stars right before their very eyes. You will see former rivals bumping fists and breaking bread together. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield on stage side by side. Sugar Ray Leonard presenting an award to ex-nemesis Roberto Duran. And the one and only “The Best Ever” Floyd Mayweather Jr. presenting an award to Cornelius Boza Edwards.
This will be an A-list star-studded affair taking place in the Mecca of Boxing. Past and present champions will be inducted as well as individuals working in boxing and contributing to the sweet science. It will be a night to remember.
DON’T MISS IT.
Remaining tickets begin at Silver Level (175.00) which includes a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony and a gift bag. Proceeds go to the nonprofit NVBOF.
Your chance to see all these champions and superstars in the same building at the same time–and in the glitz and glamour of Vegas–is priceless.
The flashbulbs will be popping. The prizefighters will be celebrating. And fans will be in “boxing heaven” being part of this memorable gala!
Besides the 18 Inductees and 9 Special Honorees, there will be a ton of famous faces also lending their support at this year’s ceremony.
See you there!
18 Inductees:
George Foreman
Evander Holyfield
Roberto Duran
Sonny Liston
Joe Louis
Jack Dempsey
Archie Moore
Richard Steele
Kenny Bayless
Cornelius Boza Edwards
Col. Bob Sheridan
Kevin Iole
Bruce Trampler
Chuck Minker
Luther Mack
Clifford Perlman
Steve Wynn
Miguel Diaz
9 Special Honorees:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Bermane Stiverne
Shawn Porter
Ana Julaton
Mary Ann Owen
Dr. Charles Bernick
Garrett Felling
Joe Bliss
Vinh Thai