UPCOMING MAIN BOXING EVENTS . . . . June 22 Shields Vs. Gabriels, Detroit, MI . . . Sat July 14th Prograis Vs. Velasco, jr welterweights, from New Orleans. . . . Sat July 14th, from Kuala Lampur - -  Pacquaio Vs. Matthysse, welterweights. . . July 28 Garcia Vs. Easter, lightweight unification championship, from Los Angeles . . . Sat Jul 28 London,England WhyteVs. Parker, heavyweights . also Katie Taylor vs Connor,  and Brook vs Cook, super-weltwerweights . . .  Aug 4, from Atlantic City,  Kovalev Vs Alvarez, light-heavyweights . . . Aug 25 Danny Garcia Vs. Porter, welterweight championship . . . . .for more news, stay in tune on TruFanBoxing.com  . . . 











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 A Conversation with "The Nightmare" Whose Past Year of Training For Fights That Fell Through Prepared Him for Gennady Golovkin Showdown

Cinco De Mayo -- Saturday,May 5 -- at StubHub Center

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GLENDALE, CALIF. (April 20, 2018) -- Two-time world title challenger and 2004 Olympian VANES "THE NIGHTMARE" MARTIROSYAN (36-3-1, 21 KOs), from Glendale, Calif., challenges undefeated World Middleweight Champion GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN (37-0-1, 33 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan.  The recently announced world championship rumble between the 2004 Olympians is only 14 days away and takes place on Cinco De Mayo -- Saturday, May 5 -- under the stars at StubHub Center and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

 Martirosyan was one of a handful of boxers in the conversation as Golovkin's May 5 opponent following the cancellation of the Canelo rematch.  Martirosyan was ready to go when the call came.  He had been sparring with a couple of undefeated Russian boxers.

 "Throughout the year, two camps started on and off.  Every time we started somebody pulled out.,' said Martirosyan.  'The last was the WBC mandatory against Sulecki on March 17.  We were getting ready for that and that didn't happen because Sulecki pulled out to fight Danny Jacobs. So then we took a week off and got back in the gym again.  It's been like that for the past year - we would start camp then the fight falls through, then we take a week off and get back to camp again.

 "Every time I talked to my promoter Don King, I would tell him my passion.  I would tell him 'give me a fight, let me show you what I can do.'  I knew he had been working hard to get me a fight then he got me this fight.  When they asked me if I wanted it I said 'of course.' They asked me if I could be 176 by Friday and I said I am 176 right now. Thank God we were training and in such good shape.  King got me the biggest fight and now it's time to go. 

 "As a fighter, we train to fight and we are getting paid to fight.  I am so happy because GGG is a fighter and he comes to fight.  The fights that I didn't look good in are against the people that ran from me like Lara and Andrade (recent decision losses) - they just try to run and outbox.  I couldn't make them fight. But GGG is coming to fight and that's what I've been looking for - to show the boxing world what I can do.








Mashantucket, CT (10/29/17) - On Saturday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, with another action-packed installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House.

Headlining the event, Manchester, CT's Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard, 129, lived up to his nickname, as he just could not miss against the tough-yet-stationary Mexican southpaw Yardley Cruz, 130, of Sacramento, CA. Once ranked #2 in the world before his loss to future world champion Mikey Garcia in 2011, Remillard's edge in speed and power were on display as he picked up the third victory of his comeback that began in April of this year. Trained by Connecticut Boxing Hall of Famer Paul Cichon, Remillard proved to be effective at cutting off the ring and trapping Cruz in corners, tagging the midsection with stinging straight rights. As the bout wore on, the very accurate Remillard unleashed more of his arsenal, battering Cruz with uppercuts and straights that snapped his adversary's head back. The punishment continued until the referee felt Cruz had taken enough, ending the contest at 2:31 of round four, awarding Remillard the TKO victory and improving his record to 26-1 (15 KOs). Cruz is now 22-9 (12 KOs).

Making her ninth appearance at Foxwoods Resort Casino, women's junior lightweight contender Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent, 129, of Providence, RI, dominated the hard-punching, former world title challenger Calixta Silgado, 130, of Tolu, Colombia, over eight rounds. Vincent immediately worked her way inside and kept the fight at close quarters for the remainder of the contest, digging hooks to the body and head. Whatever leather Silgado threw, Vincent was able to easily evade by bobbing and weaving. Round seven exploded with fireworks, as Vincent and Silgado traded with abandon to the delight of the fans. Vincent controlled the action in the final stanza to claim a unanimous decision on scorecards of 79-73 twice, and 77-75, improving her record to 21-1 (1 KO). Silgado's record fell to 15-9-3 (10 KOs). Now three fights removed from her only defeat, losing a decision in a heated battle against rival Heather Hardy in August 2016, Vincent has feverishly sought after a rematch of what was considered the "female fight of the year" by Ring Magazine.

The 19-year-old "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams, 143, of East Hartford, CT, fought at Foxwoods for the eighth time out of nine professional fights and demolished southpaw Somner Martin, 144, of Martinsville, VA, in the opening stanza of a scheduled six-rounder. Williams pressed the action from the outset, landing punishing left hooks and short straight rights that had Martin in trouble and on unsteady legs, forcing a stoppage at the 2:19 mark. Trained by Paul Cichon and managed by the renowned Jackie Kallen, Williams upped his record to 9-0 (5 KOs). Martin's ledger dropped to 7-6 (4 KOs). Williams was a decorated amateur with a 45-13 record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.

The popular Nicholas DeQuattro, 141, of Johnston, RI, and pro-debuting Andre Belcarris, 146, of Bennington, VT, engaged in an entertaining four-round brawl. Both DeQuattro and Belcarris dispensed with technique, intent on slugging it out and playing to the crowd with moments of flash and bravado. Belcarris, who entered the bout with an MMA background, was the aggressor early, though DeQuattro shot hooks downstairs that would tire his adversary later on. DeQuattro and Belcarris each landed wild haymakers in the third. A visibly winded Belcarris lost his mouthpiece twice in the final frame, as DeQuattro outworked him to win a unanimous verdict with tallies of 40-36 twice, and 39-37. DeQuattro, now 2-0 (1 KO), made his pro debut at Foxwoods on September 15, scoring a first-round knockout.

Canadian middleweight contender Steve Rolls, 162, of Toronto, scored a highlight-reel knockout against Mexican Andrik Saralegui, 168, of San Diego, CA, in round three. Rolls dictated the pace, controlling the distance with a steady jab and expert footwork, never letting Saralegui in close enough to land solidly. Straight rights downstairs added to Saralegui's discomfort over the first six minutes of the contest. A three-punch combination in the third, culminating with a devastating left hook to the body, sent Saralegui to the canvas in pain, and the bout was immediately stopped at the 2:17 mark. With the victory, Rolls improved his record to 17-0 (10 KOs). Rolls has had two impressive victories televised by Showtime's ShoBox series. In December 2015, Rolls stopped the 9-0-1 Steed Woodall in four rounds, and most recently, he earned an eight-round decision win against the dangerous 17-1-1 Demond Nicholson on June 9. Before turning pro in 2011, Rolls had a very successful amateur career, competing on both the 2009 and 2010 Canadian National boxing teams, finishing with an 83-14 record overall.

A 2016 New England Golden Gloves champion, welterweight Khiry "TNT" Todd, 146, of Lynn, MA, earned a unanimous six-round decision versus the experienced Evincii Dixon, 148, of Lancaster, PA. While Todd employed textbook boxing technique, pinpointing jabs to the body then following up with combinations upstairs, an apprehensive Dixon remained defensive-minded throughout. By the third frame, Todd was caving in Dixon's midsection with vicious hooks. Scorecards read 60-54, and 59-55 twice, all for Todd, to improve his record to 6-0 (5 KOs). Dixon now stands at 7-21-2 (2 KOs).

Ending an eight-month absence from the ring, Puerto Rican prospect Nicklaus Flaz, 156, of Bayamon, was taken the distance for the first time as a pro, battling a game Elie Augustama, 162, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, over six rounds. Flaz applied pressure at the start, finding a home for his straight right upstairs. When Augustama closed the gap, Flaz banged the body. In the third, Augustama was cut near his right eye as a result of Flaz' consistent jab. Augustama had a late rally in the final frame, but Flaz closed the show landing counter shots to seize a unanimous decision on scores of 60-54, and 59-55 twice. Flaz, who was a three-time National champion as an amateur, compiling a record of 88-7, upped his pro ledger to 5-0 (4 KOs), while Augustama dipped below the .500 mark to 6-7 (3KOs).

In his debut at Foxwoods Resort Casino, southpaw Hurshidbek Normatov, 158, opened up the card quickly dispatching of Toronto, Canada's Bruce Lutchmedial, 159, inside round one. Normatov, born in Uzbekistan, but now living and training in Brooklyn with Andre Rozier, was the taller fighter and used his longer reach to keep Lutchmedial at bay with the jab. Backing Lutchmedial against the ropes, Normatov landed three right hooks to drop his foe. The same punch felled Lutchmedial a second time moments later and the bout was stopped by the referee at the 2:38 mark. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by David McWater's Split-T Management, Normatov, who was an experienced amateur competing in 324 bouts and winning the 2014 European National championship, improved to 4-0 (2 KOs). Lutchmedial's record is now 2-4 (2 KOs).







Brooklyn, NY 07/30; A record 12, 084 boxing fans showed up at the Barkley  Center last night, and witnessed an offensive display from Mikey Garcia in his 12 round decision over Adrien Broner in a 140lb contest.

Garcia out landed Broner almost at a 2-1 ratio, kept his opponent at bay with a strong jab, and worked the body in detail -- while Broner had to posture and recoil, and never seemed to get a chance to open up on the lightweight champion.

"This is definitely one of my best performances ever. I think I controlled the fight in the early rounds and I kept the activity up. [Broner] is a great fighter who has great skills. I was the superior fighter tonight." stated Garcia.

"It was the timing, I've always said I have very good timing. It is underestimated when you are outside the ring but once you get inside the ring with me, I'm a step ahead."

"We trained for 10 weeks, we had a great training camp and great sparring. We knew it was going to be a tough fight so we had to be in great shape."

"It was part of the strategy to be a little busier than the fights I have previously had. Anybody that wants to come join us on SHOWTIME, give us a call, we are ready for anybody. Maybe I'll go down to 135, stay at 140 or go up to 147."


In heavyweight action, Jarell "Big Baby" Miller took a strong direction upward in the heavyweight division when he stopped Gerald Washington in 8 rounds. Miller just proved too busy for Washington, who could not stop the onslaught as the rounds progressed.

After the fight Miller told the press that "I definitely felt the ring rust. Gerald was very tough. It was a very good fight that had me thinking. My power was there, but I couldn't put it together the way I wanted to today.  I took the hard way back coming in off of a layoff. Gerald definitely pushed me and motivated me. I had to rely on my brain and my power. I knew there would be a give and take in this fight. It's one thing to fight when you have stamina, it's another to fight when you're tired. I was trying to outthink him."


Middleweight Jermall Charlo defeated at 2:13 of round 4. Charlo was the bigger opponent and Heiland twisted his knee in the first round. This was a one sided contest.

“Sometimes the injury can be a decoy, you never want to just jump in and think it's part of his game plan. My coach told me to stay behind my job like I did; continue to work and it’s going to come. I’m ready, bring on the biggest names at 160… I’m the real Tommy Hearns… I feel like it’s my turn and I’m going to go get it”




by Adam Pollack 11/15/15


Shocker of the night! Holly Holm KO2 Ronda Rousey. Holm completely outboxed her, had enough ground game to prevent takedowns and submissions, wisely kept it standup as much as possible, utilized beautiful consistent footwork to keep her outside, and quick straight southpaw lefts to nail her and expose her relative lack of world-class boxing skill and defense. Ronda had zero defense for the straight left. Holm utilized the perfect, intelligent strategy. Shows what a boxer can do if they take the time to become competent in muay thai and have just enough jiu jitsu to prevent takedowns and submissions. 

What helped Holm was she was southpaw, taller, had the superior reach, and had been a quick-footed consistent mover throughout her boxing career, so she was used to moving a lot. Holm is no stranger to combat. She went 33-2-3 in her boxing career. Also not to be underrated is her strength. She fought at 147 and 140 pounds in her boxing career, so at 135 in MMA she was big and strong enough not to get bulled around on the inside, and with those little gloves, her punches had just enough pop to affect Ronda. 

She just had to know enough about martial arts to prevent getting taken down and submitted, and she certainly did. The few times they were on the ground, Holm did a great job of not allowing Ronda to do anything. And she got back to her feet as soon as she could. She even threw Ronda down at one point, and also fired in some knees and lead kicks on occasion, and an elbow or two, showing she had learned muay thai.

Ronda tried as hard as she could to punch and charge in to the inside, mostly to no avail. Overall, Rousey was working really hard, expending a lot of energy chasing in futility. And she was getting nailed from the outside right on the jaw. Unlike Holm, Rousey had no head movement or angles. Those punches took their toll, for at one point Ronda even backed up momentarily after getting nailed on the jaw with the straight left. 

Ultimately, Holm ended it with a left leg kick to the neck area that decked Rousey, and then followed up with some blows as Rousey was helpless and out on her back, forcing the referee to stop it. 

Tremendous win over a woman who had been utterly dominant in her MMA career. Keep in mind, almost every Rousey opponent failed even to make it out of the first round, and she usually won by submission within one minute. Some didn't even make it 20 seconds. This is a huge upset!




LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2015) - Stars of Premier Boxing Champions hosted a media luncheon Saturday afternoon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and offered their thoughts and predictions for tonight's PBC on NBC main event, which features a battle between former world champions Adrien "The Problem" Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) and "Showtime" Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs). Televised coverage begins on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

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The fighters in attendance were Heavyweight World Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder, former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Welterweight World Champion Keith "One Time" Thurman, former world champion Paulie "The Magic" Man Malignaggi, Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz, rising super welterweight stars Jermell and Jermall Charlo and Middleweight World Champion Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs, who could not offer a prediction as he is on the announcing team the NBC telecast.

"I have to stay neutral because I'm good friends with both guys. This is the true definition of a boxer versus a brawler. Broner is going to have the ability to box and move and he adapts well to the fighter he's facing. Porter has power and will. He's nonstop and he's definitely not going to give up."

"Broner by decision. He's the better boxer and also fought better opponents. He's had a weight problem in the past but I don't think it will affect him. Porter is strong and tough but it's not enough to beat Broner."

"I favor Porter in this fight. I think he's going to bring high intensity and possibly outwork Broner for the victory. Broner will have sharp defense to counter Porter's high intensity. I think it'll go the distance."

"Broner by decision."

"Porter by decision. He has to pressure Adrien because Adrien has a hard time with pressure. If Broner boxes and keeps him away and ties him up that's the only way he wins, but I don't see it happening."

"I'm taking Broner. He has the skill, the speed, the athleticism and the punching power. Styles make fights, Porter is going to be right there for Broner. Porter won't be able to outclass Broner."

"Porter by decision. People are not considering his rehydration. He's going to be way stronger and bigger fighter. He's going to wear Adrien down with his skills."



On April 15, 1985, when Marvelous Marvin Hagler battled Tommy Hearns in their epic match, Al Bernstein was there to announce the fight. Thirty years later, on May 2, 2015, Al Bernstein will, again be ringside to announce the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio mega fight. In between those two great events Al has fashioned an announcing career that earned him a long list of accolades and landed him in The International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Bernstein is the bridge to these two major events in boxing history. He said: “As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hagler-Hearns and look back at what those two great athletes created, it’s also exciting to look forward to another milestone in the sport’s rich history. To be a part of both those events is and honor and responsibility that I don’t take lightly. In 1985 I was in the first part of my career filled with excitement to have such an important assignment—now 30 years later, with all the big fights I’ve done, I am just as excited to be ringside. The atmosphere at the Caesar’s Palace outdoor arena 30 years ago was electric. It was a night I will never forget.That same intensity will be felt at the MGM Grand Garden Arena when Floyd and Manny do battle. I can’t wait to be ringside and help chronicle that event.”

In his book, “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports and TV”, Al details many of the colorful events and personalities surrounding the Hagler-Hearns mega fight.





New York, NY (3/14/15) - On Saturday night, highly touted Irish featherweight contender Patrick "The Punisher" Hyland, of Dublin, headlined an exciting 11-bout pro-am card held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, titled "McMayhem in Midtown". The evening was promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Ring of Fire Promotions and Murphys Boxing, and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Everlast.

(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Facing southpaw Manuel De Los Reyes Herrera, 128, of Planeta Rica, Colombia, Hyland, 127¼, kept pumping his jab forcing his foe on the back-foot for the entire first round. Whenever in close, Hyland would unleash swift, crackling combinations to the head and body. In round two, with Hyland pinning Herrera to the ropes, the pair stood toe-to-toe trading power shots to the delight of the crowd. Setting up stinging straight rights that snapped Herrera's head back in the third, Hyland was visibly breaking down the Colombian. A pulverizing right uppercut to the midsection brought Herrera to his knees for a full count at 1:04 of round four. With the victory, Hyland, now 30-1 (14 KOs), moved another step closer toward title contention. Herrera's record dropped to 21-16-1 (15 KOs).

(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Ozone Park, New York's popular light heavyweight contender-turned-firefighter Will "Power" Rosinsky, 174½, ended a two-year-plus ring absence, impressively halting Paul Gonsalves, 173¾, at 2:59 of the opening round. Looking very sharp, Rosinsky, a four-time New York Golden Gloves champion, scored four knockdowns overall. The first came halfway through the frame when Rosinsky landed a left hook to the body. After Gonsalves got to his feet, Rosinsky, now 18-2 (10 KOs), was determined to finish him off, scoring the final three knockdowns with dynamite straight right hands to the head. Gonsalves, from Harwich, Mass., is now 7-6-1 (3 KOs).

(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Promoted by Murphys Boxing, which is fronted by Ken Casey of the Celtic rock band Dropkick Murphys, Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan, 164¼, of Cork, Ireland, took on the tough Milton Nunez, 165, of Barranquilla, Colombia, in a scheduled eight-round super middleweight contest. From the opening bell, O'Sullivan applied pressure, often trapping Nunez against the ropes and pounding away at the body with powerful hooks. O'Sullivan was particularly effective when following up with his overhand rights upstairs. Nunez tried to counter O'Sullivan's aggression, but none of what he landed had any effect on the Irishman. In round three, a combination finally put the tiring Nunez on the canvas. When he arose, O'Sullivan stalked him around the ring, rarely missing a punch, until a sweeping left hook to the chin staggered Nunez once again, leading to the referee's stoppage at 2:20 of the frame. O'Sullivan upped his record to 20-1 (13 KOs), while Nunez fell to 28-13-1 (25 KOs).

The amateur portion of the card featured the tie-breaking third meeting between the FDNY's Bravest Boxing team and the Garda Siochana Boxing team of the Irish National Police Force. Winning seven of the eight matches, the FDNY earned the 2015 Transatlantic Championship.





Main Event Highlights Night of Boxing

Las Vegas Action, Results May 3, 2014

By Adam J. Pollack

 Las Vegas, NV – As I predicted, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Maros Maidana fight was one heck of a battle. Floyd Mayweather might have won the fight, but Marcos Maidana won the show and the crowd. Upon their entrance into the ring, there were far more cheers for Mayweather, but when the decision was announced, the crowd vehemently booed for several minutes. They believed Maidana had won. The judges awarded it to Mayweather via majority decision - Michael Pernick 114-114, Dave Moretti 116-112 Mayweather, and Bert Clements 117-111 Mayweather. Regardless of what the judges said, it was the roughest, toughest, closest fight of Mayweather’s career.

 Maidana was just as relentless, ferocious and strong as advertised. From the start, he came after Mayweather in nonstop fashion, and would not be denied. He used more jabs and head movement than usual, moving in quickly and doing what he usually does on the inside, clubbing away anywhere and everywhere, over, under, and around. He had Mayweather on the ropes quite often, and the usual Mayweather defense was not enough, so Floyd had to hold quite often. Maidana kept Mayweather very defensive.

 Supposedly, the unofficial day of the fight weigh - in showed that Mayweather was 148 to Maidana’s 165 pounds, and the difference in strength was noticeable. Maidana was as strong as a bull. When Floyd held, Maidana did not simply accept the clinch, but tried to maul his way free.

 Floyd often looked to Referee Weeks for assistance, mostly to no avail. Marcos was not opposed to the occasional low blow, rabbit or back shot, and Floyd was not opposed to grabbing hard and often and using his forearm.

 The early rounds appeared to be Maidana’s. He was so aggressive and active with his punches, thudding away, while Mayweather seemed too defensive and minimalist.

 Mayweather’s eye appeared to be cut in the 4th round. Later, Floyd said the cut was the result of a head butt, and it affected his vision.

 The scoring of Clements and Moretti was odd. All you need to know about them is that when Maidana was doing his best work, in the first four rounds, they had Mayweather ahead after the 4th, 3 rounds to 1. Only Pernick had Maidana up 3 to 1.

 The 5th round was more of the same, with Maidana plugging away with heavy blows. However, Maidana got more frustrated by Floyd’s holding, and ducking, and foolishly tried to knee Floyd in the head, something the referee failed to notice and which easily could have cost Marcos a point. One could sense that Maidana was starting to slow down in that round just a bit, and Floyd was starting to adjust. All three judges gave Marcos the 5th.

 In the 6th round, Mayweather started sharpshooting some nice hooks and rights, holding less. Floyd also landed some good right uppercuts to the head and body. He was letting out his offense a bit more; at the same time that Marcos was slowing his down.

 In the 7th, Mayweather seemed more comfortable, landing more and eluding better. He did nice work to the body, both with jabs and uppercuts.

 In the 8th round, both landed low blows. This was a close round. Two of three judges gave it to Mayweather.

 The 9th saw Floyd using jabs and hooks to the body and some decent rights to the head, earning the round.

 In the 10th, both used their jabs effectively, and both did good body work. The round was fairly even, though Floyd landed the cleaner shots. All three judges gave this one to Floyd.

 In the 11th, Mayweather did good body work. He also continued sharpshooting here and there, holding and defending well. But in spots Maidana still clubbed away at him all over. Maidana even tackled Mayweather into the ropes as he was held. Floyd was landing but still holding a lot. Maidana had the better work rate and inside shots, but Floyd was landing more cleanly. Two of the three judges gave this one to Mayweather.

 In the 12th round, Maidana again outworked Mayweather as Floyd was again defensive and holding a fair amount. Two of the three judges gave this round to Maidana.

 The fight was very close, much closer than two of the three judges had it. The story was Maidana early, until Mayweather adjusted. That said, most every round of the fight was very competitive and combative. The overall feel of the fight was that Maidana dictated its style. He was the more active, aggressive, and powerful. However, Mayweather landed the cleaner blows.  

Afterwards, in the post-fight press conference, Floyd complained about the referee’s performance, and said that Maidana was a foul fighter – hitting low, in the back, with the knee, behind the head, head butting, twisting his arm back, and wrestling. He also said Cotto and Alvarez hit harder. Still, he gave Maidana a lot of credit, saying he was very rugged and tough. Addressing Maidana, Floyd said, “You are a great champion and a hell of a fighter, but next time don’t hit me in the dick so much.” Maidana replied, “Next time let me use my own gloves.”

 Richard Schaefer said Maidana landed more blows on Floyd than anyone ever had.

 Maidaina believed he had won. He said no one ever attacked Floyd or landed on him the way he did, for most have too much respect for him. Marcos badly wants a rematch. He earned it.

 Mayweather claimed that he could have won more easily, but it would have been more boring, so instead he gave the fans what they wanted. Others might say that Floyd had to fight that way, given Maidana’s strength and relentless attack. Plus, at 37, Floyd can no longer move away from a guy that relentless, so instead he blocked, rolled, ducked, and grabbed. Floyd also said the victory was a testament to his brain – his ability to make adjustments.

 Regarding the gloves, Maidana’s trainer, Robert Garcia noted that the Athletic Commission had approved the gloves, but Mayweather objected, so they were forced to change them. Floyd said that whoever is the A-side fighter, the bigger name and moneymaker, gets to dictate. Floyd noted that when he fought De La Hoya, he had to accept Oscar’s terms regarding the gloves. He also made the valid point that when it comes to safety; he has to look out for his health. The original gloves used by Maidana had too little padding.

 Floyd said that if the public or Maidana feels he won, then he was open to doing a rematch in September.

 Schaefer said the gate was 15 million, the 4th largest in Las Vegas history, with 16,268 paid admissions.

 Undercard bouts

 Amir Khan was able to defeat Luis Collazo with height, reach, fast combinations, consistent movement, and clinching. Collazo walked him down, but was conservative with his offense, hoping Khan would tire so he could land the big one to change the fight.

 Khan decked Collazo in the 4th round with a right. Luis recovered well though.

 In the 8th round, Referee Vic Drakulich took a point off Collazo for a low blow, but truth be told it was low because Khan was pulling his head down, something Amir did a lot. In that same round, Collazo badly hurt Khan with a left, causing Khan to hold on for dear life until the referee took a point off for holding.

 Khan resumed smart boxing in the 9th round.

 The 10th was again dramatic. Khan flurried well and put Collazo down with a barrage of blows that ended with a right and left hook. Soon thereafter, Collazo was again decked, but he showed his great ability to recover.

 The last two rounds saw Khan cautiously outboxing him again. In the 12th Collazo appeared to intentionally hit him low as Amir pushed his head down.

 Khan won unanimously, 117-106, and 119-104 (twice).

 Afterwards, Khan said he had the style to beat Mayweather, though he said he could not fight in September owing to Ramadan.

 Adrien Broner comfortably outboxed Carlos Molina to earn a 10-round unanimous decision, 99-91, 98-92, and 100-90.  During the fight, Broner engaged in his usual cocky clowning antics. Afterwards, Broner said it was a mere sparring match on television. Also, “I’m an Afr-I-Can and I just beat the f**k out of a Mex-i-can.’

 J’Leon Love won a unanimous decision over Marco Antonio Periban, 95-93, 97-92, and 96-93. The crowd booed the decision. The early rounds were close, for both men were cautious.

 The 5th was very dramatic. Periban badly hurt Love, and referee Jay Nady suddenly jumped in between them as if he was stopping the fight, which was premature, but then he allowed the bout to continue. Periban then decked Love with a barrage of blows. However, Periban then hit Love with several punches while he was down. Referee Jay Nady did not take off any points, nor did he give Love a 5-minute recovery period. 

 However, after the 5th, Periban slowed down a great deal, and Love outworked him and was more effective.

 In other news, Oscar De la Hoya announced that he had sat down with Bob Arum in an attempt to end their business feud. He felt optimistic that progress had been made towards re-establishing a relationship that would allow them to do business in the future.





NEW YORK CITY (April 14, 2014) - Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion of the World, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, is fighting for respect this Saturday night on SHOWTIME against No. 2 ranked Czech challenger Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 KOs).

Quillin vs. Konecny is part of a Golden Boy Promotions event, sponsored by Corona and AT&T, and headlined by the world light heavyweight unification fight between IBF champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and WBA title-holder Beibut Shumenov. The live SHOWTIME tripleheader telecast will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

Quillin is a victim of a network war. The 30-year-old Cuban-American fights on Showtime but other top world middleweight champions such as Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin are tied to HBO. Critics, however, have unfairly write about whom Quillin hasn't fought instead of his many accomplishments.

"If the money is right," Quillin has said over and over to no avail thus far, "I'm up for fighting any of the top names, especially Martinez and Golovkin. But everybody's aware of what's going on behind the scenes (networks). My job is to work hard and be ready."

Only two current undefeated world champions have better records than Quillin's 30-0 (22 KOs): junior middleweight/welterweight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (46-0, 26 KOs) and super featherweight Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs).

Quillin has somehow morphed into the "Rodney Dangerfield of Boxing." As the late Dangerfield famously said, "I can't get no respect." Neither can Quillin, it seems, despite defeating everybody he's fought as a pro, 30 up and 30 down.

"Some things can't be explained," Quillin spoke about not gaining the respect he deserves. "I'm not a matchmaker, never have been and it's too late now. I have the most powerful team in boxing (promoter Golden Boy, adviser Al Haymon and co-managers John Seip and Jim McDevitt). I let them decide who I fight. I learned not to worry about what some people say. Hey, I want to fight the best middleweights in the world, but I understand that boxing is a business. I just stay focused on who I'm fighting and Konecny has 50 wins.

"I've been undefeated for 9 ½ years and not many can say that. I'm the only American middleweight champion, the only world champion from where I grew up in Grand Rapids (MI) since Floyd. I fight for my family, fans and friends. I'm proud to be American and Cuban. I enjoy being an inspiration for people, especially immigrants like my father who came to America looking for a better life. I even got my GED a few months ago to better myself outside the ring. I am living the American dream."

All "Kid Chocolate" does is win, baby!







ARMY vs. NAVY  NCBA Boxing Classic

Philadelphia December 13, 2013   - Bobby Breen

On Friday December 13th Army and Navy boxing teams went head to head in nine exciting bouts, seven of which were televised live on CBS-Sports Network. Sanctioned by the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) the collegiate group member of USA-Boxing and sponsored by Rowan Technologies Solutions, the show was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. This show was on the eve of the 114th football classic between the two prestigious military academies. Both institutions have been around since the 1800�s and boxing has always been part of the institution�s pastime and intramural sport. Both academy boxing teams have had their share of NCBA National Championships. The Army�s US Military Academy up in West Point, NY have won the NCBA nationals five of the last six years. The US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD., had a string of wins in the 1990�s  with their last national championship in 2005. Each has had very successful in between years finishing among the top five collegiate boxing clubs in the NCBA.


            The NCBA was formed in 1976 and has over thirty five college boxing programs competing in three regions (Eastern, Mid-West, and Far-West). They hold a National Championship every spring this coming year 2014 will be held at the US Military Academy and is scheduled to be broadcast live in ESPN. The show was overseen by NCBA President Ken Cooper of Lock Haven University and Vice President Eric Buller of Miami University (Ohio). Ring Captain was Jeff Jowlet with boxing officials coming from Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York.  


            A repeat broadcast of this excellent amateur boxing competition will be this Wednesday night (yes, Christmas night) at 10pm EST on CBS Sports Network. If you missed it live from Philadelphia, one of the boxing capitols in all of the USA, tune in! You will see some fierce competition, exciting crowd-pleasing bouts, and great athleticism to boot as these future leaders of our military go toe-to-toe representing their respective programs. And if you are keeping score, CBS will only broadcast seven bouts four or which Army won, but for the real record, Navy won the two preliminary bouts and took the fight night�s honor with a total 5-4 decision over Army.


 See you around the ring, B. Breen!



Results of the Army vs. Navy NCBA Boxing Classic:


1.      Dave Von Savage  USNA   dec.   Miguel Archuleta USMA  156 lbs.

2.      Reuben Druckrey  USNA  dec.   Joe Broderick       USMA  170 lbs.

3.      Patrick Samuels   USMA   dec.    Kellen Lewis       USNA    156 lbs.

4.      Sebastian Mims   USMA    dec.    RJ Garcia            USNA    160 lbs.

5.      Sean Hunt            USNA     dec     Shawn Gray        USMA    165 lbs.

6.      Jackson Matheson USMA dec.   Ben Matson          USNA     165 lbs.

7.      Jourdan Looney   USNA    dec.    Josh Quintana     USMA   175 lbs.

8.      Anthony Alexander USNA dec.  Jacob Conley       USMA    185 lbs.

9.      Artem Boyev       USMA      dec.   Max Goldwasser USNA Heavyweights



















Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov

Returns to the Ring on in San Antonio for Fifth Title Defense

LAS VEGAS (November 18, 2013) - World Boxing Association (WBA) Super and International Boxing Association (IBA) Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (13-1, 8 KO's) will make his fifth title defense Sat., Dec. 14 on SHOWTIME from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The 30-year-old Shumenov, the 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian fighting out of Las Vegas, set a light heavyweight record for capturing a world title in the fewest career fights, 10, when he won (Jan. 10, 2010) a 12-round decision over Gabriel Campillo in Las Vegas. Shumenov has successfully defended his WBA/IBA titles four times against No. 1 mandatory challenger Viacheslav Uzelkov (DEC12), three-time world champion William Joppy (KO6) and multi-world title challengers Danny Santiago (TKO9) and Enrique Ornelas (DEC12). Shumenov's last fight was June 2, 2012 against Ornelas.

"We tried to make a couple of unifications and different fights that for one reason or another fell through," he explained. "We tried to made unification fights with [Nathan] Cleverly and [Chad] Dawson when they held belts, but they weren't interested in fighting me. I've wanted to unify since I first won my WBA belt and we tried against then WBO champion [Juergen] Braehmer who literally ran out of town instead of stepping in the ring. A unification fight is still a goal of mine.

"We are now looking ahead to the future, working with Golden Boy, my team and SHOWTIME. I am looking forward to my first fight on SHOWTIME and fighting on this amazing card that Golden Boy Promotions has put together on December 14 with four world title fights. It will be a great night of boxing for fans at the Alamodome and those watching on Showtime. I am very appreciative to Showtime for putting me on its great network and Golden Boy Promotions for believing in me."

Shumenov faces undefeated, WBA No. 14-ranked challenger Tamas "Tomi Kid" Kovacs (23-0, 14 KO's). The Slovakian has held a number of title belts, including the World Boxing Organization (WBO) European and World Boxing Federation.

"Kovacs is a tough guy who doesn't know what it's like to lose," Shumenov said. "He has nothing to lose and I expect him to bring his best. I'm very excited to get back in the ring and fight on Showtime. I'm really looking forward to this fight."






Shumenov nails Ornelas (photo by Emily Harney)






- Ron Ross
Maybe it’s in the genes – who knows? After receiving a thorough drubbing at the hands of Sergio Martinez, taking punches from every angle, being bloodied and bruised as he never has been before in a prize ring for eleven consecutive rounds, the Son of the Legend , had the crowd at the Thomas&Mack Center in Las Vegas join in a communal gasp as it momentarily appeared to be – borrowing from Professor Yogi Berra – déjà vu all over again.

It was slightly more than twenty-two years ago that Chavez, Sr., was in a similar situation in his epic bout with Meldrick Taylor. Like Son, Like Father, Chavez, Sr. was also undefeated as well as being a 3-time world champion. He was also well behind on points when the bell rang for the 12th and final round. That’s when the Legend did what only Legends can do. With 12 seconds remaining in the fight he knocked Taylor out!


Was young Chavez thinking about that as he came out for the final round? Having been artistically plastered by a slipping, sliding ring savvy veteran who completely dominated him throughout the first 11 rounds, pelting him from all angles, inside and long range, in the center of the ring and on the ropes, Chavez, with his Father’s blood coursing through his veins, threw the big bombs – the same punches he had thrown in earlier rounds with no effect. This time it was different. A huge left hook found its mark. The hands of the clock seemed to whirl backwards maddeningly – History repeating? Meldrick Taylor Counted Out With Two Seconds Remaining in the fight!!


Martinez crashed to the canvas. He arose on unsteady legs and Chavez came after him. But Sergio “Maravilla”Martinez showed why he was named “Fighter of the Year” in 2010. He hung in there and was fighting back at the final bell. It was the only round that he lost in what had been a truly masterful performance but that déjà vu final round may have been enough to earn the never-say-die Son of the Legend a rematch.


The newly WBC Middleweight Champ, Martinez, was so dominant that Chavez’ trainer, Freddie Roach, was contemplating stopping the fight after the 10th round unless Chavez fought back. A true class act inside the ring and out, Martinez, after the fight, praised Chavez for his punching prowess and stout heart.


It was one of the most exciting finishes to a fight in recent memory, For Chavez, suffering his first defeat, 46-1-1, his 3 million dollar walk-away guarantee makes it a bit more tolerable. 1.4 million plus a piece of the pay-per-view pot and the WBC middleweight belt made it a most enjoyable night’s work for Martinez, now 50-2-2. Next stop – Canelo Alvarez?? Wow!





























































































































































































































































PHOTOS courtesy US Navy Boxing 

 Army heavyweight Artem Boyev (right) lands a right on Navy's Max Goldwasser (left).

Navy's heavyweight Max Goldwasser (left) returns the favor with a left hook on Army's Artem Boyev chin.

 Navy's coaches Jim McNally (facing ) with assistant coach Jim Searing giving
between round instructions to 156 lb. boxer Dave Von Savage. Von Savage won
by decision over Army's Miguel Archuletta.

 Referee Lou Codella (left) closing in on Ruben Druckery US Navy (gold)  mixing it up with Army's Joe Broderick (black) in a 170 lb. bout.
Druckery won by decision.


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