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Krusher to Face Mohammedi in His First Mandatory Title Defense Saturday, July 25 From Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

by on May.26, 2015, under Press Releases

 

 Krusher Kovalev prepares to defend his belts - Photo by David Spagnolo/ Main Events


Krusher Kovalev prepares to defend his belts – Photo by David Spagnolo/ Main Events

Televised Live on HBO
 
Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow, May 27 at 10:00 AM PT
 

Las Vegas, NV – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) the undefeated unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion will take on his first IBF mandatory contender Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. 
 
 
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable tax and service fees, go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27 at 10 AM PT and will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com. (continue reading…)

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The Murder of Irish Pugilist, James Elliott (1883)

by on May.25, 2015, under Boxing News

By Christopher James Shelton

 

Jimmy Elliot

Jimmy Elliot

 

Tracy Callis (chief historian of Cyber Boxing Zone): “Elliott was an agile, strong, tough and aggressive boxer who was tricky and used unfair tactics; He had great ability, but never trained seriously; Because of his unrestrained anger, he was twice arrested and sentenced to jail for armed robbery and assault and battery with intent to kill. Jimmy always seemed to turn up at the wrong place at the wrong time; On March 1, 1883, he was shot by gambler Jere Dunn in a Chicago saloon and died shortly afterwards; He is buried in Calvary Cemetery.”

The genesis for this story was my 10th year anniversary clean from speed drugs, crystal meth or cocaine. I had been encouraged by my therapists (I have two and a psychiatrist) to do something celebratory and leave my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona while reflecting over the ten years. I had shared my anniversary ‘publicly’ at Phoenix Shanti group with HIV+/AIDS guys out of prison less than two weeks with one shivering HIV+ soul off speed drugs for one day. It seemed necessary to write a special boxing story and knew it would involve my former mentor, Tracy Callis. He encouraged me not to hoard my history research and share with others. His favorite two researchers became Sergei Yurchenko of Moscow and I. He said we were the only boxing researchers who detached ourselves with relentless pursuit for truth – a certain irony, or maybe not – that we are both highly emotional, temperamental guys. (continue reading…)

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‘Iceman’ John Scully Interviews Former WBC Light Heavyweight Champ, Montell Griffin

by on May.22, 2015, under Boxing News

LAS VEGAS — I had always planned to interview Montell Griffin at some point in order to ask him about his relationship with the legendary trainer, Mr. Eddie Futch and when we both ended up in Las Vegas on May 2nd for Mayweather-Pacman I decided to do an on-the-spot video interview with him.

As often the case with great trainers, people often automatically name certain guys as their “best trainer ever” choice without even really having any idea as to why they are saying it. It’s like they just read it somewhere and then repeat it just to sound boxing-intelligent. On that end, I decided to let Montell give a little insight into Mr. Futch and what actually made him such a great trainer. (continue reading…)

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Fighters For Saturday’s PBC on NBC Get In Their Last Word Before Exchanging Punches

by on May.22, 2015, under Press Releases

(From left to right: Murphys Boxing Ken Casey, Andre Dirrell, DiBella Entertainment's Lou DiBella, James Degale, Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn & Murphys Boxing Sean Sullivan

(From left to right: Murphys Boxing Ken Casey, Andre Dirrell, DiBella Entertainment’s Lou DiBella, James Degale, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn & Murphys Boxing Sean Sullivan

BOSTON  – Fighters participating on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card took part in the final press conference today at historic Fenway Park in Boston before their respective fights at Agganis Arena, with televised coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Murphys Boxing, are priced at $250, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and are on sale now.
 
Here are what the press conference participants had to say:
 
ANDRE DIRRELL
 
“A title means everything. It completes you as a fighter. That’s the top of the food chain in this sport, and that’s the pedestal we’re all trying to reach – world champion. Everybody wants to be a world champion. The greats had it and now we want it. It would mean more for my city, my family and my friends, and it’s something I’ll always be able to look back it. It would put me in the record books for life. (continue reading…)

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Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Media Workouts Quotes and Photos

by on May.21, 2015, under Press Releases

Andre Dirrell - Photo by Carly Gillis Photography

Andre Dirrell – Photo by Carly Gillis Photography

Big Time Boxing Returns to Boston

BOSTON  – Fighters took part in a media workout at The Ring Boxing Club in Boston Wednesday to kick off fight week for this Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card at Agganis Arena that is headlined by Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale with coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Murphys Boxing, are priced at $250, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and are on sale now. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. (continue reading…)

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