Archive for July, 2016
Photos Courtesy of Abel Sanchez
LOS ANGELES — In anticipation of unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s (35-0, 32 KO’s) upcoming showdown with Welterweight World Champion, “The Special One” Kell Brook, (36-0, 25KO’s) in a highly anticipated showdown at the The O2 on Saturday, September 10 in London, England, here are some photos of Golovkin in training last week.
Golovkin is working hard once again under the watchful eye of 2015 Trainer of the Year, Abel Sanchez in Big Bear Lake, California as he prepares to defend his titles. Presented by Matchroom Boxing and K2 Promotions, the middleweight world title clash will be televised on Sky Sports Box Office in the United Kingdom and Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT in the United States. (continue reading…)
LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2016 — Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32 KO’s) is flying on Saturday night from Los Angeles, California to London, England for a Monday press conference to promote his highly anticipated showdown with Undefeated British Boxing Star and Welterweight World Champion “The Special One” Kell Brook, (36-0, 25KO’s) at the The O2 on Saturday, September 10 in London, England.
Joining Golovkin on the trip is his longtime trainer, The 2015 Trainer of the Year, Abel Sanchez and his promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. (continue reading…)
July 29 airing live on Spike TV from Videotron Centre Adonis ”Superman” Stevenson – WBC and lineal light heavyweight world champion:
”Welcome to Québec City Thomas. I saw your fight against Edwin Rodriguez. It was a nice performance with a beautiful KO. When I saw that bout, I told myself I wanted that fight with you. I knew I was going to be motivated.”
”I know Williams hits hard and that he has a name now in the United States, but I keep the same Kronk Gym mentality Emmanuel Steward taught me: we go for the KO. It is also my daughter’s birthday and I want to get her a KO, I am motivated. That will be exciting…don’t blink!”
Thomas ”Top Dog” Williams – WBC #8 light heavyweight ranked challenger:
”You don’t know what I have been through to be here. Tweets, talks and predictions won’t mean nothing Friday night…..facts will. There will be a new champion.”
Eleider ”Storm” Alvarez – WBC #1 ranked challenger and WBC Silver light heavyweight champion:
”With only a 10-day notice, I am really happy to face a fighter of good caliber. Berridge is a tough guy who faced good names like Thomas Oosthuizen and Blake Caparello, but I prepared really hard for Chad Dawson. I am ready.”
Robert ”The Butcher” Berridge – New Zealand light heavyweight champion :
”I am excited to be here and to face a solid boxer. Expect a good performance from me Friday.”
Yvon Michel – President of GYM:
”The event is called ‘SHOOTOUT’ because of the aggressive style of Thomas Williams Jr, who fights like there is no tomorrow, combined with the explosive power of Adonis Stevenson.”
”Williams is a clear and present danger but we are convinced that Adonis is well prepared and will succeed, so that we will all be happy Saturday morning while eating breakfast. We still have not seen his full potential yet.’
”The fight between Eleider Alvarez and Robert Berridge is really important for the rankings in the light heavyweight division. Alvarez is highly considered by all the independent rankings (The Ring, BoxRec) and Berridge was already in training before the withdrawal of Chad Dawson, because he was supposed to fight on HBO PPV last weekend before the bout was cancelled for administrative reasons. He is fearless and a hard hitter.”
Tickets for the “SHOOTOUT” event, jointly promoted by GYM and Gestev and presented by Vidéotron, in collaboration with Mise-O-Jeu, start at $50.00 and are on sale and available to purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca, the Videotron Centre Box Office, calling GYM at (514) 383-0666 andthe Champion Boxing club (514) 376-0980, or by dialing 1-855-790-1245
Top Light Heavyweight Contender Eleider Alvarez Set to Battle New Zealand’s Robert Berridge in Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Showdown Friday, July 29 From Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada (9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT)
Plus! Exciting Middleweight Clash Between Unbeaten Immanuwel Aleem & Demond Nicholson
QUEBEC CITY – Unbeaten contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) will take on hard-hitting Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (27-4-1, 21 KOs) in a 10-round showdown Friday, July 29 on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.
Berridge replaces former world champion Chad Dawson, who was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. (continue reading…)
A Couple Photos from John Scully’s fourth Official Amateur Boxers Reunion
LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2016 — John “Iceman” Scully sent us these two photos of the Region One amateur boxing team members that attended the 1983 United States Nationals at Colorado Springs.
The next photo was taken at Scully’s fourth Official Amateur Boxers Reunion at the Mohegan Sun Casino on July 23, 2016. As Scully puts it, “The team meets again after 33 years, minus Gauvin and Tyson.” (continue reading…)