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April 17, 2014

AFN TO BROADCAST SHOBOX CARD

 

Nearly 1 million uniformed military personnel serving abroad will be able to watch and support U.S. Armed Forces veteran Sammy Vasquez, Jr., as part of a special agreement between SHOWTIME® and the American Forces Network

Vasquez, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, is featured in the opening bout of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, which airs live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME from Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa. 

“I’m excited to bring the military along for the ride with me,” Vasquez said.  “I’m coming to the ring in a Humvee with the guys that I deployed with, as well as my wife and daughter and my three sisters.  It’s great to have the rest of the military in my corner.” 

 

PASCAL SIGNS WITH GYM & INTERBOX

 

This afternoon at La Cage aux Sports Boucherville, Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox announced that they had reached an agreement with Jean Pascal Promotions to ensure the services of the NABF Champion and WBC Diamond Belt light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), who recently defeated Lucian Bute.
The multi-fight agreement was signed last Saturday between President Yvon Michel of GYM, InterBox President Jean Bédard and CEO of Jean Pascal Promotions, Greg Leon.
The objective is to make two more fights in 2014 for Jean Pascal, the next scheduled for September. Discussions on the potential opponent are already underway  and those for a U.S. broadcast will follow. 

ONE ON ONE WITH SHANE MOSLEY JR.

12 Rounds with Shane Mosley Jr.
Interview By Chris Strait

Coming into the family business can put a lot of pressure on anyone, but when your father is one of greatest fighters of all time, expectations can be extremely high. Sugar Shane Mosley won multiple world titles in three weight classes, and is a first ballot hall of famer when he becomes eligible.
Bash Boxing’s Chris Strait sat down with Shane Mosley Jr. for 12 rounds of Q and A as Mosley prepares to make his professional boxing debut on Top Rank’s April 26th “Boxing at the Beach” show at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme.

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"KNOCKOUT" BEING AIRED

By Karl Freitag
FightNews.com


Photo Mary Ann Owen

Last night I caught up on the first two episodes of NUVOtv’s boxing reality series “Knockout,” starring trainers Floyd Mayweather Sr., Ruben Guerrero and Yoel Judah.
A brief synopsis: In episode one, the cast of nine boxers were introduced. In episode two, the three trainers chose their respective teams, which consist of one fighter in each of the 140, 147 and 154 pound weight divisions.
Among the boxers, by far the best known is former world champion and famous PPV foil Ricardo Mayorga (29-8, 23 KOs). The others are Dennis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (15-3, 8 KOs), Marc Salser (15-1, 9 KOs), Said Quali (29-4, 23 KOs), Steve Upsher Chambers (24-3-1, 6 KOs), Jose Angel Rodriguez (17-3-1, 2 KOs), Martin Wright (11-1-2, 5 KOs), Juanito Garcia (19-3, 8 KOs) and Tim Coleman (19-4, 5 KOs).
The show will evolve into an elimination style tournament with the winners ultimately facing a top 20 contender. One of the storylines is a feud between Mayweather Sr. and Guerrero. Matchmaker Rick Glaser also plays a prominent role.
Knockout airs Wednesday nights at 10PM.

KLITSCHKO-LEAPAI TO AIR ON ESPN

Good news for U.S. fight fans. It was announced today that the ESPN network has reached an agreement to pick up the rights to televise the April 26 world heavyweight title defense of unified WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko against WBO mandatory challenger Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany.
Just two weeks later, ESPN will also televise the WBC heavyweight title fight between Bermaine Stiverne and Chris Arreola from Los Angeles.

CHISORA SAYS HE WILL STOP FURY IN 1

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora turned up the heat on Tyson Fury by telling his fierce rival he’ll be knocked out inside a round at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on July 26. Londoner Chisora, the European Heavyweight Champion, defends his title against Fury with the vacant British title up for grabs and the fight is also a final eliminator for the WBO world heavyweight championship for the right to face reigning king Wladimir Klitschko.
The 29-year-old Chisora was at the talk SPORT studio yesterday on the popular Hawksbee and Jacobs show and said he’s looking to do a job on undefeated Fury, even though the Manchester fighter has already beaten Chisora in July 2011. “I’m not going to cry over spilt milk,” he said. “I’m looking to the future now. He’s going to get knocked out. He said he’s going to knock me out in round five but he’s going to get knocked out in the first round.”

MARTIN STOPS FLORES

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla
FightNews.com

“Prince” Charles Martin (16-0, 14 KOs) impressively dismantled and knocked out previously undefeated Alexander “The Great” Flores (14-1, 12 KOs) to win the vacant NABO heavyweight title on Wednesday night at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. Martin was in command from the beginning and dropped Flores hard at the end of the third round with a left cross. Martin then finished Flores off with a hard left cross to the body followed by a right hook that crumpled Flores to the canvas where he was counted out at 1:14 of the fourth round.
Former WBA/WBO middleweight titlist, Hassan N’Dam N’Jimkam (30-1, 18KO) used his superior hand speed and footwork to win a unanimous decision victory over three time world title challenger, Fulgencio Zuniga (26-9-1, 23KO). Zuniga proved to be a tough customer but the Colombian also showed every bit of his 36 years of age in dropping the fourth of his last five bouts. N’Dam N’Jimkam, meanwhile, wins his third fight in a row following losing his middleweight title to Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin. All three judges scored the bout 100-90 in favor of N’Dam N’Jikam

TYSON HAVING FUN IN PITTSBURGH

 

FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION MIKE TYSON MAKING THE MOST OF HIS TIME IN PITTSBURGH IN ADVANCE OF

            FRIDAY'S SHOBOX TRIPLEHEADER

 

Tomorrow, Friday, April 18, LIVE on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) From Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa. 

 

Legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson took a break from his promotional duties for Friday's ShoBox The New Generation tripleheader to enjoy arcade games with two of his children at Latitude 40 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tyson's Iron Mike Productions will make its promotional debut on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson's last 18 fights, live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Steel City. 

Joining Tyson at Latitude 40 prior to a press conference and meet-and-greet with fans was his daughter, Milan, and his son, Morocco. 

 

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DE LA HOYA SAYS EVERYTHING FINE

Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya dismissed the notion of in-fighting between himself and company CEO Richard Schaefer during a conference call with media members on Wednesday, and also appeared to leave open the potential for working with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, with whom De La Hoya began his professional career.

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HISTORY AT THE CAPITAL

"HISTORY AT THE CAPITOL" BERNARD HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

Several of the featured fighters for Saturday's "History at the Capitol" event at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. worked out for media members at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The SHOWTIME tripleheader headlined by future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov in an epic light heavyweight world championship unification.
Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200 and $300, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale now and available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. ET.

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WEIGH IN WILL BE STREAMED LIVE

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO STREAM
BERNARD HOPKINS vs. BEIBUT SHUMENOV WEIGH-IN LIVE VIA SATELLITE, YOUTUBE & MORE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 18,
AT 1 P.M. ET / 10 A.M. PT

SHOWTIME Sports will offer a live stream of Friday’s official weigh-in for the light heavyweight world championship unification between future Hall of Famer and IBF champ Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and WBA Super champ Beibut Shumenov taking place this Saturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
At 49-years-old, Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, is looking to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles, while Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs), of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, is aiming to become the fastest fighter to unify the light heavyweight division with only 15 professional fights. The world championship tripleheader also features a showdown between IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter and former champ Paulie Malignaggi.  WBO Middleweight World Champ Peter Quillin will risk his belt against Lukas Konecny in the opening bout of the telecast.   
The weigh-in will be available at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT LIVE via satellite feed, YouTube, Ustream and www.SHO.com/Sports in High Definition.  The event will be hosted by Brian Custer

April 16, 2014

PROVODNIKOV-ALGIERI OFFICIAL

 

WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION

RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST NEW YORK'S UNDEFEATED
CHRIS ALGIERI

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER

AND LIVE ON HBO®

 

Tickets On Sale Next Thursday!
April 24 at 10 A.M.

 

World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion DEMETRIUS "Boo Boo" ANDRADE making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger BRIAN "The Lion" ROSE.
These four gladiators boast a combined record of 87-3-1 (44 KOs)– a 96 percent winning percentage, with more than half of their total victories coming by way of knockout.
The action-packed undercard will feature undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion, Top-Five contender and Long Beach, Long Island fan favorite "Irish" SEANIE MONAGHAN, and the debut of professional women's boxing at Barclays Center with HEATHER "The Heat" HARDY of Brooklyn risking her undefeated record.
 

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MAYWEATHER THE HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE

Floyd Mayweather Jr. made at least $73.5 million in 2013 for his two  boxing matches making him the highest-paid athlete in the world according to ESPN the Magazine.
This list differs than the list put out each year by Forbes.com, which includes both salaries and endorsements.
Aaron Rodgers is the highest-paid among the "Big 4" North American sports leagues, taking home $40 million in 2013, including a $35 million signing bonus as part of his new contract.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-paid-athletes-world-2014-4#ixzz2z40iizwB

IRON MIKE WINS PURSE BID

A purse bid procedure was held in at IBF headquarters today to determine who will promote the IBF Jr. Lightweight Championship re-match, when, where and for how much. There were two bidders, Iron Mike Promotions and Warriors Boxing Promotions LLC. Iron Mike Productions bid $260,000.00 and Warriors Boxing Promotions bid $ 251,000.00. The purse bid split will be 75% to Mendez and 25% to Barthelemy.

MAIDANA COOL AND CONFIDENT

Approximately 200 fans and media that included several television camera crews, newspaper and online reporters, photographers and video bloggers turned out to watch WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana during his media day on Tuesday, April 15 at The Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard.
The Argentine Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) is winding down final preparations as he gets set for the biggest fight of his career when he faces undefeated boxing superstar, 10-time world champion and current WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather in the main event of "THE MOMENT" on Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

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KHAN SIGNS WITH HAYMON

 

Amir Khan has signed with Al Haymon, which should propel him to the front of the queue for a shot at Floyd Mayweather next year.
Haymon and Mayweather – who defends his world welterweight title against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas on 3 May – have made several significant signings lately, notably the Canadian knockout artist Adonis Stevenson. They also look after Adrien Broner and Danny Garcia, potential Mayweather opponents.
Haymon, a former music industry mogul who rarely gives interviews but has the ear of Mayweather and the boxing executives at Showtime, is fast establishing himself as the most powerful figures in boxing.
Khan said on Tuesday night: "I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon who has not only shown that he is a very astute businessman but is extremely knowledgeable of the fight game and always has his fighters' best interests at heart. I'm looking forward to building a long and successful relationship during this exciting stage of my career."
Khan would seem to have become increasingly disillusioned with his long-time US promotional partner, Golden Boy Promotions, which advised him to turn down a world title fight with Devon Alexander and sign for a fight with Mayweather which did not materialize.

 

GARCIA WANTS OUT

 


Photo Mary Ann Owen

WBO super featherweight champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia has filed a lawsuit to try to get out of his promotional contract with longtime promoter Top Rank. The lawsuit was filed last week in the Superior Court of Riverside County, California and alleges that Top Rank attempted to “exploit, own and permanently control” Garcia’s career. The suite also alleges that Top Rank acted as Garcia’s “unlicensed manager.” Ironically Garcia’s manager of record, Cameron Dunkin, is considered to be one of the best managers in boxing.
Garcia last fought on January 25 against Juan Carlos Burgos and currently has no fights scheduled. According to court records, there is a pending “Case Management Conference Hearing”.

JACOBS TO SERVE AS GUEST ANALYST

Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs is trading in his gloves for a microphone, at least for one night.
The inspirational cancer survivor will serve as guest analyst for this Saturday's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
Jacobs will step in for critically acclaimed analyst Paulie Malignaggi, who will challenge IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter in the co-feature of the world championship tripleheader.
"It's an honor to have this opportunity on such a historic boxing event," Jacobs said. "I'm excited to be the guy on the outside that will provide the viewers with the type of insight only a fighter can provide. I also look forward to the opportunity to see the sport in a different perspective and gain more of an appreciation for the craft.
"I know I'll be in good hands alongside Al Bernstein, Mauro Ranallo and the rest of the SHOWTIME crew giving the viewers and fans a great night of boxing."

THE HEBREW HAMMER READY TO PRODUCE

By Keith Yazdanseta      
Star Boxing

I caught up with Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin and trainer Scott Lopeck at the Westbury Boxing Gym recently. Seldin is in preparation for his up coming bout later this month; Cletus headlines Rockin Fights 13 at The Paramount in Huntington New York, Thursday April 24th making his 8th appearance at the venue.

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