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WANTS MARQUEZ TO FIGHT KELL
Juan Manuel Marquez is still contemplating retirement, but trainer Nacho
Beristain wants the Mexican boxing icon to face Kell Brook before formally
hanging up his gloves for good.
Unfortunately, this morning we received the sad news that Hiawatha Knight passed away yesterday. We are deeply saddened by this loss and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knight family during this difficult time. Hiawatha was a founding member of the organization, held the position of President for a couple of years, and served on our Board of Directors until recently.
“Freddie Roach shortened my big punches and sharpened
my attack,” USA Olympian Jose Ramirez told reporters at a press conference
From the Pacquiao Training Compound,
General Santos City, Philippines…
Fighter of the Decade and World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight
champion, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the
lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the
Philippines, his Hall of Fame trainer FREDDIE ROACH and Hall of
Fame promoter BOB ARUM hosted an international Media Conference
Call today. Emanating from General Santos City, Philippines, where
Pacquiao has been in deep, rigorous training for his title defense battle
with undefeated WBO junior welterweight world champion CHRIS ALGIERI
(20-0, 8 KOs), of Huntington, NY on Long Island, their
eagerly-anticipated world championship collision is just five weeks away.
Bronx warrior and former three-time world champion
Iran Barkley is currently recovering at Lincoln Medical Centre after
suffering a minor stroke and a seizure at home yesterday. Barkley’s niece,
Barbara informed The New York Daily News that Barkley, known of course, as
“The Blade,” was “stressed out” about the health issues two family members
were going through.
Fighter of the Decade and boxing’s only eight-division world champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO put on an awesome display at his Media Workout on Friday. Members of the press from all over the Philippines crammed into his General Santos City gym to watch him work out with Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach. Pacquiao, in his second reign as World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, has been in intense training for his title defense against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI.
BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV
MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
Thank you, everybody, for joining us today. We're very excited about this wonderful unification bout in the light heavyweight division between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev.
Today on the phone we will have Bernard Hopkins, Sergey Kovalev, his manager, Egis Klimas, Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions and Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events.
We will begin the call with Sergey first, and when we're done with his Q&A Bernard Hopkins will be joining us immediately following Sergey's portion of the call. First to make the introductions and to get started I'm going to introduce Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions.
TOP CONTENDERS NADJIB MOHAMMEDI AND VYACHESLAV GLAZKOV HEAD UP STACKED NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FOR "HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins attempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the globe enter the ring to showcase their skills on the world stage. Pugilists from the Ukraine, Puerto Rico, France, Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia and the United States will be featured, making November 8 a testament to the worldwide appeal of the sweet science.
According to promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, the WBA and the
Nevada State Athletic Commission have a clear duty to his fighter, Lateef
Kayode, should interim WBA World Heavyweight Champion Luis Ortiz's
positive post-fight drug test for the steroid nandrolone be confirmed by
the NSAC in an upcoming hearing (Monday, October 27th).
From Brenda Glur Spinks
Leon still remains in Stable
World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm looked to be in prime shape at
today’s Media Day at his gym in Cologne, Germany, where he is preparing
for his November 8 mega-fight against Two-Time World Super Middleweight
Champion Robert Stieglitz at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Sturm and his new trainer Magomed Schaburow gave the assembled media an
insight into the rigorous training schedule for the Stieglitz fight.
Ya se armó
la trifulca entre Layla McCarter contra Melissa Hernández el 21 de
Cuando un empresario tiene en mente invertir en un evento de boxeo local, tiene por fuerza que buscar un atleta que se identifique con los fanáticos, y Thell Torrence no anda tan errado al invitar a “La Increíble” Layla McCarter para que sea la pelea estelar el próximo 21 de noviembre en el Orleans casino, y no se le pudo conseguir mejor rival que la boricua Melissa Hernández, con la cual ya bailó el oso en dos ocasiones, repartiéndose los laureles.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum hosted an international media conference call on Thursday. All three are in General Santos City, Philippines, where Pacquiao has been in deep, rigorous training for his November 22 title defense in Macao, China, against undefeated WBO junior welterweight world champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), which is now less than a month away.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has announced that Mexican four-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales has accepted a position as manager of a WBC Training Committee, which prepares boxers for their activities outside the ring. “We will conduct courses for the fighters to understand and learn about food, fitness, management, and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. We look to soon do a diploma for managers and boxers at Anahuac University,” said Sulaiman. “We will make the course mandatory, even for boxer licensure and we have contacted the local commissions. If they want to be champions of the WBC, we would have to approve the seminars and courses.”
InterBox has announced that WBC diamond belt holder Jean Pascal
(29-2-1, 17 KO) from Canada has signed on to face current IBO super
middleweight champion Donovan George (26-4-2, 22 KO) from the USA.
The two will lock horns on December 6th at the Montreal Bell Centre. This
bout will mark the first of a multi-fight agreement reached between Jean
Pascal, Jean Pascal Promotions and InterBox.
Unbeaten super flyweight Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez
(7-0, 4 KOs) of Puerto Rico takes on Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez
(9-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico this Friday in the Boxeo Telemundo Ford main event.
The bout is scheduled for 10 Rounds with the WBC FECARBOX title on the
line. Site of the bout will be the Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
Rodriguez will be fighting for the first time out of his native Puerto
Rico and and this will be his first scheduled ten round bout. Rodriguez
however doesn’t view any of this as a distraction mentally as he is just
days away from the fight.
Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Baltimore-based cruiserweight "Slick" Nick Kisner (13-1-1, 5 KOs) to an exclusive promotional agreement.
23-year-old Kisner began boxing at six years old and was a heavily decorated amateur boxer. He was a three-time National Silver Gloves Champion, a two-time Junior National Golden Gloves Champion, a Junior Olympic Gold Medallist and Ringside World Champion. Kisner also won the Ohio State Fair Championship, the Under-19 National Championship, and a National Pal Champion, where he defeated 2012 Olympian Lenroy Thompson in the finals.
A naturally fluid boxer with superb skills, Kisner is also the youngest boxer in American history (17) to ever win a Men's National Title in the Heavyweight Division. In 2009 he captured a Silver Medal at the US Men's National Championships, which won him a position on the USA Men's International team.
Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring
Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
After spending the majority of his young life training inside a gym or boxing in a ring, Peter "The Pride of Providence" Manfredo, Jr. is enjoying life outside the ring for the first time on a daily basis with his family, as he prepares for his upcoming induction into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF).
Members of the Class of 2014 will be inducted at the 10TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, November 8 in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.
“If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis [Stevenson], I must beat guys like Ngumbu.”--
Andrzej Fonfara TUESDAY’S MEDIA DAY WORKOUT QUOTES
FROM PONCE DE LEON BOXING GYM
IN MONTEBELLO, CALIF.
Popular ‘Polish Prince’ Will Face Doudou Ngumbu In Main Event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition Saturday, Nov. 1, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago
Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big Bear, Calif., participated in an open media workout Tuesday in preparation for his “Homecoming” fight against Congo’s Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KOs) in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
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