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Wednesday’s Final Press Conference Quotes for Saturday’s Day-Night Doubleheader at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

by on Dec.13, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

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…)

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Quotes from Today’s Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia Final Press Conference

by on Jul.13, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

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…)

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Amir Khan and Danny Garcia Media Conference Call Transcript

by on Jul.11, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

July 9, 2012 –

Monica Sears

First of all, I want to say happy Monday to everyone and thank you for taking the time to be on today’s call regarding the Amir Khan and Danny Garcia World Championship Fight. I wanted to get the call turned over to the guys quickly because they’re taken a break from training camp. Just two notes, we have Amir’s media day tomorrow at 2:30 at the Wildcard Gym so everyone in L.A. hopefully we will see you out there, and we will be sending out a full fight week schedule in the next couple days with a full week of activities starting on Tuesday next week so we’re real excited for that.

Now I’d like to turn the call over to the President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya. Oscar…

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Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia, Seth Mitchell vs. Johnathon Banks On for July 14 at Mandalay Bay

by on May.31, 2012, under Boxing News

LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

LOS ANGELES, May 30 – Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan makes his 2012 ring debut when he returns to the venue of perhaps his most accomplished professional triumphwhen he meets undefeated phenom and current WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia Saturday, July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in a fight televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

In the co-main event, two of the United States’ top hopes for heavyweight world championship glory will face one another when undefeated Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and once-beaten Johnathon Banks fight in a 12-round contest. (continue reading…)

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Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan II Cancelled

by on May.10, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Unified Junior Welterweight Championship Rematch Scrapped After Peterson Tests Positive for Banned Substance

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2012 — A failed pre-fight drug test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), coupled with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s (NSAC) legal inability to hold a formal hearing on the matter of licensing Lamont Peterson for his Saturday, May 19 rematch against Amir Khan until Tuesday, May 15, has forced the cancellation of the event. (continue reading…)

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