Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Ahead of his bout on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins- Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 8, Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov and his team reflected on his last outing. On Aug. 9,Glazkov defeated Derric Rossy via majority decision, but the fight was much closer than anyone predicted. At the moment Glazkov walked into the ring to face Rossy, he had not heard from his parents in war-torn Ukraine in over two weeks. Physically, his hand had been bothering him since his Mar. 15 battle with veteran Tomasz Adamek.
After the fight, Czar did not want to make excuses but said, “My hand was bothering me. It wasn’t broken, but it did not recover as well as I had hoped. It is not an excuse but it was still bothering me from my fight with Adamek.” (continue reading…)
NEW YORK – Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (37-3, 21 KOs) will not be trick-or-treating tomorrow night (Friday) at home in Australia. Instead, he’ll be dressed in trunks and wearing boxing gloves for his 12-round fight with his upset-minded Indonesian opponent Ruben Manakane (14-11-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant PABA super featherweight title.
Dib, whose only three losses as a professional have been in world title fights to undefeated Evgeny Gradovich twice and Steve Luevano, based on his tremendous experience and talent advantage, will likely throw a horrific scare, if not worse, into his young opponent. (continue reading…)
MONTREAL (October 29, 2014) – Boxing has its “Superman” — World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson — and from the same country, ironically, comes “Batman” — world super middleweight contender Schiller Hyppolite (13-0-1, 9 KOs).
The 28-year-old Hyppolite, like Stevenson, was born in Haiti and he also lives in Montreal. Hyppolite has won eight straight fights and is world rated by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) at No. 15, as well as No. 19 by the WBC.
The multi-talented boxer-puncher headlines a show November 21, presented by his promoter Camille Estephan’s company, Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM), streaming live in high definition on www.punchinggrace.com from Colisee Cardin in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Hyppolite faces Alan Campa (10-1, 7 KOs) in the 12-round main event for the vacant IBF North American and WBC Continental Americas 168-pound titles. (continue reading…)
PHILADELPHIA – With just a little over a week until fight night, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins worked out in front of a packed media contingent that traveled from far and wide to see the 49-year-old ageless light heavyweight champion train for his Saturday, Nov. 8 light unification bout against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.
President and founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya was also in attendance to talk to the media and watch Hopkins train. Here is what the participants had to say.
BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion
“To be able to bring a lot of the top writers in the out here to cover history is great. This fight has a lot of historic things about it. (continue reading…)
PROVIDENCE, RI – The undercard of CES Boxing’s season finale Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014 at Twin River Casino features two bouts with Fight of the Night potential threatening to steal the thunder from the world championship main event.
With New York’s Chazz McDowell forced to withdraw from the event, Newark, Del., lightweight Joey Tiberi Jr. (12-2, 6 KOs) will take on the dangerous, 22-fight veteran Osnel Charles (10-11-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, N.J., in the six-round special attraction, Tiberi’s Twin River debut.
In the six-round welterweight co-feature, Nick DeLomba (5-0) of Cranston, R.I., will put his unbeaten record on the line against the hard-hitting Berlin Abreu (7-1, 5 KOs) of Providence, R.I.
The main event of “Winner Take All” is a 10-round championship bout for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) female super bantamweight world title between Providence’s Shelito Vincent (12-0, 1 KO) and Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) of Plattsburgh, N.Y., but the undercard promises to be equally competitive from top to bottom. (continue reading…)