Povetkin ready for Klitschko!
Wladimir Klitschko can come. That's what
must have gone through the mind of Alexander Povetkin on Friday night
after he finished off Andrzej Wawrzyk inside three rounds. It was obvious
that the Pole was over his head from the get go and was sent to the canvas
on three occasions before the 33-year-old Russian was declared the winner
and still WBA Heavyweight Champion of the world.
Lamont Peterson 141 vs. Lucas Matthysse 140
Devon Alexander 146.7 vs. Lee Purdy 147.8*
Purdy was overweight so he cannot win the IBF title
Shawn Porter 150 vs Phil LoGreco 150
Haroon Khan 116.5 vs Vicente medellin 115
The telecast will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) immediately following ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. GUERRERO Epilogue. Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
As things continue to progress and evolve
for internationally known nonprofit Find A Dream, renowned boxing trainer
and Board Member Buddy McGirt recently gave his thoughts on the importance
of what the organization provides.
LIVE SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
® TELECAST TO SHOWCASE
LAMONT PETERSON VS. LUCAS MATTHYSSE &
ALEXANDER VS. LEE PURDY
IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
OGOGO TO BE FEATURED LIVE ON SHOWTIME EXTREME
IN UNDERCARD ACTION
Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee
(30W-2L, 21KO’s) returned to United States yesterday evening to make a
statement of intent at the jam packed BB King Blues Club, NYC in the
latest edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Series.
Hard Work. Dedication. Hard Work.
FOX DEPORTES AIRS SHANE MOSLEY CLASSIC
FIGHTS AGAINST SERGIO MORA & FERNANDO VARGAS ON MAY 18 IMMEDIATELY BEFORE
HIS COMEBACK FIGHT AGAINST
As the return of Sugar Shane Mosley
approaches, FOX Deportes will celebrate the return of one of the future
Hall of Famer on Saturday, May 18, with back-to-back Classics shows that
will lead into Mosley's comeback fight against Mexico's Pablo Cesar Cano
which will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes from
The Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico.
DiNIRO & STALLONE NEW WBC CHAMPS!
“And the NEW World Boxing Council Champion is…by way of
TriBeCa…ROBERT DE NIRO!” Or is it a draw with fellow cinema champ
"KNOCKOUT KINGS II" FEATURING FORMER TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO FACING PERENIAL CONTENDER JESUS SOTO KARASS AND UNDEFEATED RISING STARS KEITH THURMAN AND DIEGO CHAVES SQUARING OFF FOR WBA INTERIM WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LANDS AT THE AT&T CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO ON JULY 27
PLUS, UNBEATEN TEXAS SENSATION OMAR FIGUEROA JR. FACES JAPAN'S NIHITO ARAKAWA FOR WBC INTERIM LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SHOWTIME® TO TELEVISE TRIPLEHEADER LIVE
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 17 At 10:00 A.M. CT!
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES FROM
LAMONT & ANTHONY PETERSON, DEVON ALEXANDER, LEE PURDY & ANTHONY OGOGO ABOUT MAY 18 FIGHTS AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
All five of the fighters in attendance at Wednesday's press conference at Lucille's Bar & Grill (located inside B.B. King's Blues Club) in New York City were confident and ready for fight night as they discussed their upcoming bouts taking place this Saturday, May 18 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In the main event IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO's), of Washington, D.C., faces power-punching WBC Interim Super Lightweight Champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO's), of Trelew, Argentina, in a 12-round bout at a catch-weight of 141 pounds. In the co-featured attraction on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO's), of St. Louis, will defend his IBF Welterweight Championship against number four rated IBF welterweight contender Lee Purdy (20-3-1, 13 KO's), of Colchester, England.
WBA-Champion Povetkin focused
There is only one stepping-stone left
between Alexander Povetkin (25-0, 17KOs) and the World Championship bout
with Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KOs).
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has stated that
boxer J'Leon Love (16-0, 8KOs) tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide in
the aftermath of his ten round split decision win over Gabrial Rosado
(21-7, 13KOs), which took place on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The bout was the opening fight on the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero
Showtime pay-per-view event.
Galvanized by an unprecedented deal with Showtime that guarantees him
at least $32 million per fight, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. sits atop the
10th annual Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50, which ranks the 50
highest-earning professional athletes in the U.S. With $90 million in
projected earnings for 2013, and that’s with $0 in endorsement income.
Mayweather tops the list for the second consecutive year.
Surging KO artist Chris “Gritz” Gruetzemacher (11-1)
of Glendale, Ariz. will square off with fellow fast-rising star
Jerrod Sanders (11-1) of Oklahoma City, Okla. in a World Series
of Fighting featherweight (145 pounds) preliminary card bout at Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, June 14.
Kickoff Presser for June 8 Card
By Michele Chong
The sport of boxing is full of clichés.
Early today, Six-Time and Four-Division
World Champion Robert Guerrero appeared in New York State Supreme Court
for Queens County where all firearm possession charges were dismissed in
connection with his March 28 arrest at John F. Kennedy International
Airport in New York City. Guerrero pled guilty to disorderly conduct, a
violation and not a crime, was fined $250 and ordered to complete 50 hours
of community service which he will be allowed to perform in his home state
evening of fights is headlined by IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion
facing Argentinian power-puncher and WBC Interim Super Lightweight World
Champion Lucas Matthysse
and IBF Welterweight World Champion
defending his title against IBF number four rated welterweight contender
of England. The undercard will also
feature Lamont Peterson's brother and lightweight contender
Washington, D.C. rising star Thomas
Puerto Rico's Cesar Seda,
Amir Khan's younger brother Haroon
2012 U.S. Olympians Rau'shee Warren
and Jamel Herring
as well as undefeated prospect Robert
Ex-Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman tells all
An upcoming book by former mob lawyer turned
Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman provides an inside look at some of the
boxing world’s greatest characters and their legal battles. “Being Oscar:
From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas, Only in America,” which will hit
stores on May 21, gives a firsthand account of Oscar’s work and personal
relationships with boxing legends including Larry Holmes, Frans “The White
Buffalo” Botha, Joe Louis, Mike Tyson as well as the legendary promoter,
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At the press conference to announce this explosive world title tilt, WBA
Welterweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi and undefeated, two-division
World Champion Adrien Broner promised an emotionally charged affair when
the excitable and vocal pair finally meet in the ring on Saturday, June 22
in Malignaggi's backyard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Don't miss
the next edition of Brooklyn Boxing powered by Golden Boy Promotions live
on SHOWTIME (9p ET/6p PT).
Chapter two of the Zou Shiming era will begin when the two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time Amateur World Champion returns to the ring and headlines an exciting card featuring two world championship fights – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo and IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Muñoz – Saturday, July 27, at The Venetian® Macao’s CotaiArena™. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold II ticket details will be announced soon; Fists of Gold II ticket holders will be able to purchase advance tickets for November’s Pacquiao vs. Rios event during an exclusive period prior to general public sales. Details are to be announced at a later date.
The wait for Marco Huck (35-2-1,
25 KOs) is almost over. On June 8, the current WBO Cruiserweight Champion
will lace-up his gloves for the very first time in his home city of
Berlin, Germany after two and a half years on the road. The 28-year-old
will take on interim-titlist Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle
in his eleventh defense of his belt and the third against the Brit.
MARCOS MAIDANA, JOSESITO LOPEZ,
ALFREDO "EL PERRO" ANGULO, ERISLANDY LARA & GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESIDENT OSCAR DE LA HOYA
KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
JUNE 8 TRIPLEHEADER ON SHOWTIME
FROM THE HOME DEPOT CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Goes Live At 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT;
Live Preliminary Bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME Start At 8 p.m. ET/PT;
Tickets For Exciting Blockbuster Event On Sale Now
InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) have reserved
the dates of Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, January 25 at the Montreal
Bell Centre for the postponed Lucian Bute vs. Jean Pascal mega-fight.