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Former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out during media day Tuesday in San Antonio,Texas for his upcoming rematch battle against #1 contender Bryan Vera on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
“Vera has not seen the best Julio,” said Chavez. “I had my best training camp since I fought Andy Lee. I am ready to fight. Having my little daughter Julia with me gives me extra motivation. Vera earned his second opportunity because of the way he fought in our first fight. Vera is a true warrior. I have had much success in Texas, especially in San Antonio and am looking for giving the fans something they can remember – hopefully the Fight of the Year.” (more…)
Due to an injury to his left elbow suffered in training camp, Boston welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor has been forced to withdraw from his St. Patrick’s Day showdown against Andrew Farmer at the House of Blues in Boston on Monday, March 17. Now, undefeated rising middleweight star Julian “J-Rock” Williams will face former IBA Middleweight beltholder Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez in the Golden Boy Live! main event on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.
Mayweather Promotions rising star Mickey Bey Jr. (19-1-1, 9 KOs), who was set to face Alan Herrera (32-5, 21 KOs) on this Friday’s ShoBox: The Next Generation, has fallen ill and therefore forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout. The telecast, which will take place at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y., will still feature three of Mayweather’s hottest stars in J’Leon Love, Badou Jack and Chris Pearson.
In the main event of the evening, undefeated super middleweight contender Love (16-0, 9 KOs) will face Providence’s Vladine Blosse (15-2-2, 7 KOs). In other televised action hard-hitting Jack (16-0, 9 KOs) will meet Derreck Edwards (26-3-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout and undefeated Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) will take on Lanardo Tyner (31-8-2, 20 KOs) of Houston, Texas in an eight-round middleweight bout
“We met all of his demands, yet he still won’t move forward with the fight,” says an agitated Matthew Macklin, who is waiting to hear what direction IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm is heading for his next bout. “We agreed to fight him in his backyard for not much money at all. In fact, the purse was less than what I received against Lamar Russ. The money isn’t what matters though. I just want the opportunity to show the world who the better fighter is.
“I know that I beat him in our first fight and I know that I will beat him again. I believed Sturm to be a great champion and a great warrior, and with everything that was said after our first fight, we felt that he would want this challenge. We are absolutely shocked that he continues to delay and not just come out and accept the fight. We accepted all of his terms, so what is his excuse? (more…)
Former world title challenger Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (32-1-1, 20 KOs) will have a new foe replacing Luciano Cuello in his bout on March 21 as Mario “Aguila” Lozano (27-4, 21 KOs) now enters the ring in the WBO Intercontinental 10-round Championship main event of an ESPN Friday Night Fights at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, and promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions.
“Lozano brings the ability to end a fight with one punch,” said Dan Goossen, President and Founder of Goossen Tutor Promotions. “With 21 of his 27 victories by knockout, you know he will be trying to add Vanes to his KO victims list.”
The co-featured televised bout and full undercard will be announced shortly.
Official statement from Amir Khan following the official announcement confirming that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather on May 3:
“Following the announcement by Floyd Mayweather that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3rd I would like to clarify my situation for my fans and members of the media. Despite having signed my part of the agreement to fight Floyd in early December, I’ve been preparing myself for some time that the match up with him wasn’t going to happen, as I announced on Twitter a few days ago. Therefore, this announcement did not come as a surprise.
“I am, however, very disappointed with Floyd and his team for not providing any explanation as to why he delayed the announcement for so long and ultimately avoided the fight with me. Clarification, if he was not fighting me, would have allowed me to look over my options and pursue another path, rather than the ultimate delay to my career this has caused. (more…)
Last November veteran Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (49-2-0, 29 KOs) was scheduled to take on the up-and-coming Ukrainian 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (16-0-1, 11 KOs) at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY when Adamek fell ill and had to pull out just days before the fight. Czar went on to face Garrett Wilson at Turning Stone and won via unanimous decision in ten rounds. Now on March 15, the much anticipated fight between the veteran Adamek and the young challenger, Adamek’s former sparring partner, Glazkov will finally take place at Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA and will be aired on NBCSN Fight Night starting at 9:00 PM ET. The fight represents a crossroads for both fighters: Adamek, 37, is facing questions about whether or not he is entering the twilight of his career and the undefeated Glazkov, 29, is taking on his first real challenge in the heavyweight division. The fight will be Adamek’s second defense of his IBF North American heavyweight title and an eliminator for the #2 position in the IBF heavyweight ratings. (more…)
The Miami Herald’s commemorative piece on the Cassius Clay-Sonny LIston 50th anniversary. More
After being rejected by Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan follows suit by cocking a deaf ear to Kell Brook. More
Local coverage of James Page’s robbery conviction in Oakland. More
Ricky Burns is “an amateur fighter,” at least according to Terrence Crawford’s trainer. More
It didn’t take online sportsbooks long to establish odds for the May 3 clash between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “Chino” Maidana once the fight was confirmed on Monday night. Mayweather opened at -1200 to -2000 with various books, while Maidana betters can get +700 to +900.
Gary Shaw Production’s super-lightweight contender and Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who’s ranked WBA #3, IBF #5, WBC #6, and WBO #14, will battle WBO #6 and WBC #11 rated contender, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) battle for the NABF Super-Lightweight title. The 10-round bout will take place at the Boardwalk Hall (The Ballroom) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 29 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Dulorme is coming into the bout riding a 4-fight winning streak. Since moving from welterweight to super-lightweight, Dulorme feels he’s more powerful and will look to bring that power to Mayfield. (more…)
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