Tag: Amir Khan
NEW YORK (April 28, 2013) – In a thrilling night of boxing before an excitable crowd of more than 13,000 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Danny “Swift” Garcia won a hard-fought unanimous decision over veteran Brooklynite Zab Judah to retain his WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound titles. In the co-feature, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin outworked Fernando Guerrero to retain his WBO Middleweight World Championship via a the seventh round technical knockout.
Garcia and Judah entered the arena with a trail of bad blood stemming from animosity throughout the event promotion. While both fighters started slow in a feeling-out process, Garcia began to gain momentum, visibly hurting Judah for the first time in the fifth. In the eighth round Garcia landed a crisp straight right hand that sent Judah to the canvas. The punch seemed to awaken something within the crafty Judah who turned the fight around in the tenth round. (continue reading…)
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo to Make Pro Debut Also
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, February 28 – After nearly two years fighting away from England, the “King” is back. On Saturday, April 27 at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to England to face former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.
Plus, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo makes his long-awaited professional debut in a four round middleweight bout against an opponent to be determined.
“April 27th is going to be a special night,” said Khan. “It’s been two years since I last fought in the United Kingdom and I can’t wait to get in the ring in front of my fans. Julio Diaz is a former World Champion and a very dangerous opponent who is coming off of an impressive performance in his last fight. I know he will be coming with guns blazing and I’m ready for whatever he has to throw at me. With my speed and boxing skills, and his power and experience, it makes for a really exciting matchup. He may have other ideas but I’m adamant that my return to the British shores is going to be a very successful one.” (continue reading…)
A King-Sized Victory for Amir Khan; Former Unified Champion Scores Dominant 10th Round TKO Over Gallant But Out-Gunned Carlos Molina
British Superstar Calls Out Danny Garcia After Near-Perfect Performance In First Start With Trainer Virgil Hunter; Deontay Wilder Registers One-Punch, Third Round KO Over Kelvin Price, Alfredo Angulo Unanimously Outpoints Jorge Silva
Catch Exciting Replay Sunday, Dec. 16, At 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 16, 2012 — British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan punctuated a sensational day-night boxing marathon presented by Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® by winning a dominant 10th round TKO over gallant but out-gunned Carlos Molina Saturday on SHOWTIME® from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Making his first start with new trainer Virgil Hunter, Khan (27-3, 18 KO’s), of Bolton, England, was near-perfect against the previously undefeatedMolina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s), of Los Angeles, as he snapped a two-fight losing streak while capturing the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Championship. (continue reading…)
Wednesday’s Final Press Conference Quotes for Saturday’s Day-Night Doubleheader at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Boxing Twin-Bill Begins On CBS Television Network, Followed By Fistic Action On SHOWTIME EXTREME® And SHOWTIME®
Golden Boy Promotions Toy Drive Continues; Tickets Are Free For CBS Fights; Holiday Fanfest Begins at 3:00 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 13, 2012 — Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference Wednesday for the unprecedented day-night boxing doubleheader that will take place this Saturday, Dec. 15, live on CBS Television Network (first fight 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT), SHOWTIME EXTREME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) and SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
In the main event on CBS, undefeated IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Los Angeles, will defend his title against unbeaten Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif., while talented 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz, of South El Monte, Calif., will make his pro debut against Vicente Alfaro (5-2, 1 KO), of Northfield, Minn., in the opening bout. (continue reading…)
AMIR KHAN, WBA Super Lightweight Super World Champion
“Training camp has been brilliant. It was a long camp, but we paced it well. We were very professional and smart with the way we did things. It was a 15-week camp and I enjoyed every second of it.
“I did make a lot of mistakes in my last fight [against Lamont Peterson], but it was a wakeup call. I learned a lot from that fight. (continue reading…)