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Mike Tyson IMP/Shobox weigh in and final press conference

by on Apr.18, 2014, under Press Releases

 (L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka  - Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

(L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka – Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (April 17, 2014) – It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost.
 
Tyson seemed right at home in his new role as promoter Thursday as he guided his Iron Mike Productions fighters through the final press conference and weigh-in for tomorrow’s ShoBox: The New Generation event.
 
Friday’s tripleheader airs live on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Pittsburgh.
 
Tyson egged on his fighters, enticed trash talking and did his best to create some controversy during the presser before the official weigh-in. In other words, typical Tyson.  
 
“Listen, I don’t want to hear you guys talk about respect for each other,” Tyson said. “I want to hear what you guys are going to do to each other tomorrow night. I want to hear that you’re going to knock him out. (continue reading…)

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Hopkins vs. Shumenov final press conference quotes

by on Apr.18, 2014, under Press Releases

World Championship Tripleheader This Saturday, April 19,
Live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m.ET/PT) From DC Armory In Washington, D.C.
 
WASHINGTON D.C. – The fighters, including legendary future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov, who will compete on Saturday’s eagerly awaited “History at the Capitol” world championship tripleheader on SHOWTIME®, participated in the final press conference Thursday at The Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C.

In the history-making main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® (9 p.m. ET/PT following the premiere of Episode 1 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana) the 49-year-old Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, will be seeking to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles when he puts his IBF Light Heavyweight title on the line against his WBA counterpart, Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs), of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, who is aiming to become the fastest fighter to unify the light heavyweight division with only 15 professional fights.
 
The two other world title fights on SHOWTIME — unbeaten IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter (23-0-1), ofCleveland, defends against former world champion Paulie Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y. and unbeaten WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter Quillin (30-0, 22 KOs), of Brooklyn, risks his belt against the Czech Republic’s Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 KOs). Three live preliminary fights will precede the SHOWTIME telecast on SHOWTIME EXTREME®(7 p.m. ET/PT): Sadam Ali (18-0, 11 KOs), Brooklyn, vs. Michael Clark (44-9-1, 18 KOs ) Columbus, OH., 10 rounds, welterweights; Zachary Ochoa (6-0, 3 KOs), Brooklyn, vs. Hector Marengo (6-7-4, 4 KOs), Arecibo, Puerto Rico, 4/6 rounds, junior welterweights; and Marcus Browne (9-0, 7 KOs), Staten Island, N.Y., vs. Otis Griffin, 24-15-2 (10 KOs) Sacramento, Calif., 8 rounds, light heavyweights. (continue reading…)

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Jean Pascal with GYM and Interbox

by on Apr.17, 2014, under Press Releases

MONTREAL – 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 Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Jean Pascal Promotions, Greg Leon. (continue reading…)

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Undefeated Heavies Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez Collide in WBC Title Eliminator May 24th!

by on Apr.17, 2014, under Boxing News

Daniel Geale Faces Matthew Macklin in Same Show at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas Live on  HBO®

 

Bryant, seen here walloping Sergei Liakhovich (photo courtesy of www.peltzboxing.com)

Bryant, seen here walloping Sergei Liakhovich (photo courtesy of www.peltzboxing.com)

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, April 17, 2014 — Undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT “By By” JENNINGS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE “The Rebel” PEREZ, fighting out of Cork, Ireland will clash in a World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Heavyweight Title Eliminator on SATURDAY, MAY 24, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas and televised LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today jointly by K2 Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions.

The winner of the 12-round bout will become the mandatory challenger for the WBC Heavyweight Title, which was vacated by longtime champion Vitali Klitschko earlier this year. Jennings and Perez are currently ranked #4 and #5, respectively by the sanctioning body. (continue reading…)

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A Review of ‘Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles’

by on Apr.17, 2014, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

West Coast Boxing Cover

West coast boxing and its rich history has long been a favorite of mine. So, when Gene Aguilera completed his book, Mexican American Boxing In Los Angeles, I hunkered down as any fight fan would with a favored subject and immersed myself in text.

I was not disappointed. (continue reading…)

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