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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

According to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), ring veteran Fres Oquendo tested positive for the prohibited substances ...

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Chicano Rivera eyes upset of Alvarez tonight

Last week’s “Boxeo Telemundo” main event saw a big upset with Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico knocking out Marvin Mabait of the Philippines. Tonight at the same venue, former world title challenger Julien “Chicano” Rivera (13-8-1, 2 KOs) will look to derail Joebert “Litttle Pacman” Alvarez (13-0-1, 6 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and the vacant WBC Continental Americas flyweight title. Site of the fightcard will be the Foro Polanco in Mexico City, Mexico. Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones are presenting the event.

The Mexico City native Rivera got his chance at a world title in 2012 dropping a hard fought decision to world champion Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina in Argentina. A win over the unbeaten Alvarez, combined with picking up the WBC Continental Americas flyweight belt can get Rivera right back into the world rankings. Fightnews spoke with Rivera during fight week. (more…)



April 4th, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Ricky Hatton is backing Carl Frampton to knock out Hugo Cazares this weekend. More

Boxing writer for Newsday, Marcus Henry, passed away at the young age of 41 on Tuesday. More

Ulster County has declared a “Tracy Harris Patterson” day to honor the fighter. More

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton thinks Manny Pacquiao can  lead his nation as president. More



April 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Parsippany, NJ

Antoine Douglas 160.2 vs. Luca Messi 160.4
Jerry Odom 168 vs. Douglas Otieno Okola 171
Wanzell Ellison 127.8 vs. Iain Weaver 129.8
Tyrell Wright 221.6 vs. Dan Bolden 199
Patrick Farrell 199 vs. James Guy 191.5
Angel Concepcion 178.5 vs. Raymere Palmer 173.7
Mikey Faragon 137.8 vs. Anthony Flores 139.8
Rickey Edwards 139.3 vs. Carlos Nieves 142
Patrick O’Connor 232.5 vs. Aaron Bratton 254
Bienvenido Diaz 133 vs. Frank Jordan 139.2

VENUE: Parsippany PAL
Promoters: GH3 Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions
1st Bell: 7 PM



April 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara’s trainer talks Adonis Stevenson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We wanted to fight Adonis Stevenson from the beginning. You want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Simple boxing philosophy,” said Sam Colonna, trainer of WBC light heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara in a Fightnews.com interview. Fonfara is starting sparring sessions in Chicago, then moving his camp to Big Bear. The WBC title bout between champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) and Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 15 KOs) will take place on May 24 in Montreal, televised live by Showtime.



April 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Sergio Machado / Deportes Telemundo

Jobert “Little PacMan” Alvarez 110 vs. Julian “Chicano” Rivera 112
(WBC Continental Americas flyweight title)

Salvador “Pelon” Juarez 113 vs. Efren Bautista 111
Carlos “La Flaca” Barraza 115 vs. Francisco “Paco” Vara 115
David “Pantera” Galindo 122 vs. Carlos Salazar 125
Sergio Fabian 132 vs. Miguel “Iron Chuc Oyervides 132
Mario “Negro” Lopez 126 vs. Julio Cesar Juarez 126

First fight: 7:00 PM
Venue: Foro Polanco Mexico DF, Mexico
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.mx or at the door
Promoters: Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas & RB Producciones
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM photos



April 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Ortiz, Washington, Breazeale triumph on “Night Of The Heavyweights”

Unbeaten WBA #2 heavyweight Luis Ortiz (21-0, 18 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against 42-year-old veteran Monte Barrett (35-11-2, 20 KOs) on Thursday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Ortiz was pretty much in command and a left hand to the nose ended Barrett’s night. The bout headlined “Night Of The Heavyweights” presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight and former USC football player Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO against 6’8 Skipp “Strictly Business” Scott (16-2, 10 KOs). Washington dropped Scott with a right hand and followed up with a shot to the body while Scott was on one knee. Time was 1:40. The Scott corner complained that a foul should have been called but referee Lou Moret would have none of it.

Hot heavyweight prospect and 2012 Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (10-0, 9 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his career, taking an eight round unanimous decision against veteran Nagy Aguilera (19-8, 13 KOs). Breazeale won by lopsided scores of 80-72, 79-73, 79-73. The game Aguilera took a lot of punishment, but battled hard the entire way.

In a special non-heavyweight attraction, junior featherweight Diego De La Hoya (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a one-sided six round unanimous decision over Jaxel Marrero (1-2-1). Diego, a nephew of boxing icon Oscar de la Hoya, dropped Marrero in the first 15 seconds, then stalked him around the ring the rest of the way. Scores were 60-53 on all cards.



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon

Kenia Enriquez 107.5 vs Jolene Blackshear 107
(Vacant NABF Light Flyweight Title)

David Barragan 153 vs Eddie Cordova 154
Amaris Quintana 108 vs Susan Reno 108
Adrian Vargas 145 vs Luis Cervantes 142
Mario Angeles 146 vs Jarrod Tennant 151

When: Friday, April 4th, 6:30pm
Where: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, CA
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boet de Bruyn dies at 70

By Ron Jackson

Boet de Bruyn the younger brother of Gerrie who passed away last month has died in Primrose, Germiston on Wednesday at the age of 70. He had been suffering Alzheimer’s for some time. Born Hendrik Jacobus de Bruyn in Primrose, Germiston on January 17 1944 he joined the professional ranks after a short amateur career on June 13 1964 and scored a four rounds points victory over Tickey Azor.

Fighting as a middleweight he was never more than a journeyman fighter and went in against six South African champions but on the losing end every time except for a six round draw against middleweight champion Chris van Rooyen in June 1965. (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Bradley ripped and ready

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley flexes during a tremendous turnout of press during media day Thursday at Fortune Gym for his eagerly-anticipated rematch against superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Amir Mansour 222.5 vs. Steve Cunningham 206
Curtis Stevens 162.8 vs. Tureano Johnson 162.2
Roberto Jose Acevedo 170 vs. Lee Campbell 168.4
Edner Cherry 144.1 vs. Robert Osiobe 144.3
Mike Lee 179.3 vs. Peter Lewison 181.1
Sullivan Barrera 176 vs. Larry Pryor 175.5
Edgardo Torres 137.3 vs. Evincii Dixon 141

Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBCSN

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April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Zappa stops Tsuchuya

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Former world title challenger Lenny Zappavigna (31-2, 21 KOs) stopped Japanese Shuhei Tsuchuya (15-3, 12 KOs) in round ten of scheduled twelve round WBO Oriental light welterweight title bout at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Thursday. Zappavigna controlled the action in most of the rounds connecting with accurate punches. The Japanese suffered a cut over right eye in round three due to a head clash.Zappa dropped his opponent in round four compliments of a left hook. The Australian suffered a cut under left cheekbone in round six from a punch. Referee Dave Hedgecock crowned Zappa at 1.21 after he dropped the Japanese boxer with a power left hook and he was in no condition to continue.

Australian based Filipino light middleweight Czar Amonsot (26-3-3, 15 KOs) stopped Sapapetch Sor Sakorat (30-15, 20 KOs) in round four of scheduled six round contest. Referee Tony Marretta crowned Amonsot in round four to save the Thai from further punishment Sakorat had boxed in Australia several times losing to Samuel Colomban, Ranee Ganoy, Chad Bennett, Tim Hunt and Tony Bates. (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Gary Shaw inks Brandon Gonzales

Gary Shaw Productions has just signed undefeated Super Middleweight contender Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (18-0-1, 10 KOs) to a promotional agreement. In his last fight, Gonzales, who hails from Sacramento, Ca, defeated previously unbeaten contender Jonathan Nelson (18-1, 8 KOs) back on November 11, 2013. Gonzales, who is the IBF #3 ranked contender, had a successful 2013, going 3-0, winning two by unanimous decision, and one by split decision. He feels Shaw can get him the big fights he’s been seeking. (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins, Shumenov Quick Quotes

IBF light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA light heavyweight world champion Beibut Shumenov hosted an international media conference call in advance of their world championship unification bout taking place on April 19 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.

Beibut Shumenov: I know I’m fighting a legend with Bernard Hopkins. My training camp is going great and I’m ready to do it…I cannot discuss what I know and have learned about Bernard Hopkins. I’m in the final stage of my preparation and you’ll see it April 19th.

Bernard Hopkins: Shumenov has the pedigree. His record is a darkhorse. I’m not overlooking him at all…you can’t look at the record and think he’s inexperienced. I won’t get sidetracked like that…what better place to make history than at the Capitol?



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins and Golden Boy donate funds for completion of Joe Frazier Statue in Philadelphia

IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins has announced that he and Golden Boy Promotions have made a significant donation to fund the completion of the previously announced Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia’s sports stadium complex (corner of Patterson and 11th Street). Hopkins, a friend of the Frazier family and a Philadelphia boxing legend in his own right, is set to once again showcase his fighting roots when he steps into the ring on Saturday, April 19 against WBA and IBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. live on Showtime.

“Seeing this statue built has meant a great deal to me for a very long time,” said Hopkins. “I have always felt strongly that Smokin’ Joe has a rightful place in Philadelphia history and that should be honored. We have a ‘Rocky’ statue and Rocky isn’t even real. Joe Frazier embodies the Philadelphia fighting spirit and I am so happy to be able to pay homage to him in this way.” (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Gauthier: Tyson will feel the leather

By Dave Spencer
Photo: Herby Whyne

When super-bantamweights Tyson Cave (23-2 8KO) and Sebastien Gauthier (22-4-1 14KO) clash and headline the annual Shaw Festival in Toronto next Tuesday at The Royal York Hotel, it will be finally a chance for the pair to set the record straight. Both have been pros for over eight years but have a rivalry that dates back much further than that. “We’re going to settle the score,” Gauthier told Fightnews regarding his former amateur foe when reached at his training facility in suburban Quebec City.

“It was always talk and talk but I finally received an offer after my last fight, I think it is a fight that people wanted to see. I know it’s going to be a great night and people are going to be satisfied with what they’re going to get.” (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Soliman says he has psychological edge over Sturm

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

IBF #1 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman (43-11, 18 KOs) will challenge world champion Felix” The Fighter” Sturm (39-3-2, 18 KOs) for the IBF middleweight title at the Konig Palast, Krefeld, Germany on May 31. Sam spoke to Fightnews.com and stated he’s confident of victory against Sturm and will enter the ring with a psychological edge over the German. “Sturm has trouble beating middleweights from ‘Down Under,'” says Soliman.

You are challenging Felix Sturm in Germany on May 31 for the IBF middleweight crown. Were you impressed with Sturm when he stopped Darren Barker to capture the IBF title?

Sturm had a huge advantage over Barker in my opinion. Barker had a grueling fight with Daniel Geale which I am sure would have taken a lot out of him. He was carrying injuries into the Sturm fight also. Had the fight been in England with an injury-free Barker, the result could have been different. (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Rubio-Spada Public Workout

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Wednesday there was a public workout in Delicias, Chihuahua in advance of Saturday’s card billed as “War of Nations” for the vacant WBC interim middleweight title between the Mexican Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and Italian Domenico “Vulcano” Spada. The fight, taking place in a baseball stadium in Delicias, is expected to draw about 16,000 fans. “This is the first WBC middleweight title fight in Mexico in WBC history and I’m ready to make history,” said Rubio. “I have trained hard and have more experience than Spada. It will be a great triumph and I’m looking for the best fights.”



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao: I am expecting a tough Bradley

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Eight-division world champion and Philippines congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) is just over one week away from his rematch against undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs). Pacquiao will square off against Bradley next Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per view.

“This fight is very important for me. I wanted to this rematch. I really want this,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com during his media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California.

“Training camp is good. I am very happy and excited it’s very nice to be back,” Pacquiao said.

Trainer Freddie Roach told Fightnews.com, “He is doing good overall. The training camp was pretty good. He did get a sinus infection along the way. One of Bob’s doctors came over and took care of that so it worked out well. He is fresh and healthy right now.” (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

UFC

LaFlare on the long road to the top

Ryan LaFlare could have walked away from life as a professional mixed martial artist. After beginning his career with six straight wins under the Ring of Combat banner, his promising start came to an abrupt halt as a combination of injuries led to the Long Island native enduring a two-and-a-half year hiatus . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: NOGUEIRA VS.NELSON is LIVE on UFC Fight pass on Friday, April 11 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne, Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Lenny Zappavigna 139.7 vs. Shuhei Tsuchuya. 139.5
(WBO Oriental jr welterweight title)

Czar Amonsot 149 vs. Sapapetch Sor Sakaorat 149.9
Tafa Misipati 264.5 vs. Kingsley Enedeghe 246.2
Brett Smith 237.6 vs. Tai Tuivasa 328.4
Royce Sio 246.9 vs. Willie Nasio 259.2
Michael Kirby 264.5 vs. Nathan Briggs ?

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion , Flemington Victoria Australia
Promoter Brian Amatruda

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April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Steve Smoger referee clinic in Toronto

Internationally respected official Steve Smoger will conduct an informational referee clinic April 12, 9:30 a. m. ET-12:30 p.m. ET, at the Marquis of Granby Pub/Restaurant Banquet Facility in Toronto, centrally located at 418 Church St. (416.599.0418), only minutes away from historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Recognized as one of boxing’s most prolific referees, Steve Smoger’s 30-year career includes refereeing more than 850 bouts, averaging 27+ boxing matches refereed per year, and highlighted by more than 165 world title fights.

A New Jersey and Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Smoger is also this year’s Ring 10 Arthur Mercante Award winner as a referee who exemplifies honesty and integrity in the sport of boxing and who attempts to the best of their ability to keep the sport safe and at the same time entertaining. (more…)



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Political Party Backstage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Congressman Manny Pacquia gets ready to meet President Bill Clinton backstage before the taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night in Hollywood.Ca. Pacquiao is training at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood for his eagerly-anticipated rematch against undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

Kimmel opened the show with a monologue that featured a hilarious Pacquiao-starring commercial. That was followed by a very entertaining interview with President Bill Clinton, who in the first segment endorsed Pacquiao’s rising career as a public servant and his political future. “I hope he [Pacquiao] goes right on up the ladder. I think he’s a great guy and he’s a great role model for the country. He’s very strong and honest,” said Clinton. The final segment featured Kimmel and Pacquiao discussing his upcoming challenge of Bradley, politics and the expected arrival of his fifth child due, which is due at the end of April.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former champ Steve Forbes says Manny Pacquiao is looking good in the gym ahead of his rematch with Timothy Bradley. More

Carl Frampton is “finely balanced” for Hugo Cazarez. More

Boxing trainer Robert Garcia says he won’t pick between Pacquiao and Bradley. More

A rematch between IBF bantam champ Stuart Hall and Martin Ward is unlikely. More



April 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Wilder Promotes Show in Alabama

While heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) awaits the winner of the vacant WBC heavyweight title fight between Chris Arreola vs. Bermaine Stiverne, he is staying busy by promoting his first show this Saturday in his native Alabama. Wilder’s Bombzquad Promotions is teaming with longtime manager/trainer Jay Deas’ Skyy Promotions to present “Young Guns.” The six bout card is being held at the Belk Center in Wilder’s home town of Tuscaloosa. “Deontay will be the first to tell you that many people stepped up to help him on his journey and this is his way of giving back. I’ve never been more proud of him,” said Deas. “The show features young, up and coming talent that without shows like this may never see the light of day.”

Keandrae “Lightning” Leatherwood (13-2-1, 9 KOs), a former amateur national champion and Tuscaloosa native headlines in a six round bout against hard hitting Mickey “Time Bomb” Scarborough (8-8, 8 KOs) of Kansas City. Leatherwood served as a sparring partner for Saul “Canelo” Alverez in his failed attempt to defeat Floyd Mayweather. (more…)



April 3rd, 2014


Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao media workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao talks to reporters during a massive turnout of press during media day at the Wild Card Boxing Club for his eagerly-anticipated rematch against undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT. photos



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Night of the Heavyweights weigh-in results

Luis Ortiz 233 vs. Monte Barrett 229
Gerald Washington 255.8 vs. Skipp Scott 260.8
Dominic Breazeale 254 vs. Nagy Aguilera 229
Diego De La Hoya 124 vs. Jaxel Marrero 122.6

Michael Hunter 211.8 vs. Rodney Hernandez 232
Stephan Shaw 266 vs. Kevin Howard 250
Santiago Guevara 136 vs. Erik Aguirre 133
Kevin Watts 140 vs. Joaquin Chavez 140
Neeco Macias 153.6 vs. Elliot Seymour 153.8

Venue: Fastasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CAlif
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Sturm aiming for convincing victory in grudge rematch against Soliman

By Karl Freitag

In February 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany, IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm knocked down Sam Soliman in round two, but he let Soliman off the hook and ultimately lost a narrow decision. That result was later changed to a no-contest by the German Federation when Soliman tested positive for a banned substance. Soliman was later able to clear his name somewhat after it was determined there was a conflict between BDB and IBF testing protocols, and the IBF ordered a rematch which takes place May 31 at the KoenigPalast in Krefeld, Germany. This time it’s agreed that IBF rules prevail.

“I don’t care that he doped,” said Sturm about the rematch. “That’s not an excuse for me. I want to erase all doubts; I want to show the world that I’m by far the superior fighter. I didn’t train like I should have before the first fight. That won’t happen again. I promise I will keep my world title.”



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Mansour-Cunningham heats up at presser

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Rich Graessle / Main Events

Here are the highlights from today’s final press conference ahead of Friday’s heavyweight clash between USBA champion Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and former cruiserweight world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham. They collide on NBCSN Fight Night from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Steve Cunningham: When you hear Mansour you hear ‘Yo man, that dude he gritty from the streets.’ In actuality, who isn’t from the streets? Who isn’t hard out here? Who survived? I know dudes who haven’t survived that were hard. They’re in their grave with worms eatin’ them right now. We’re all hard when we need to be…I’m getting in this ring to win convincingly.

Amir Mansour: I don’t know if the message that I got out there is that I’m trying to scare this guy or that I’m trying to act like some type of gangster or street dude or whatever. Listen, I despise the streets and I despise anyone who carries themselves like a thug or gangster. That mess got me in prison and caused me to serve 16 years and 8 months of my life in prison. That’s nothing to brag about…Trust me I can box and I can outbox you. You can’t beat me in boxing, you can’t beat me in fighting, when we get in this ring, I’m comin’ to do what I need to do. I’m not lettin’ nobody take my title…you can’t beat me with no jab.

Also on hand were middleweights Curtis “Showtime” Stevens and Tureano Johnson, who meet in the co-feature.

Tureano Johnson: I appreciate the opportunity, in spite of that I was given less than a month to fight what’s his name, Curtis, but I’m grateful to be here to do what I do best and that’s to go in there and beat the guy up…come Friday night, somebody’s gonna get b*tch-slapped…I’m going to enjoy this fight, I can’t say the same for him…let’s pray that I don’t put him to sleep in the hospital.

Curtis Stevens: I don’t have too much to say. I’m just ready to go in there Friday and take care of business.

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