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Fanfara-Smith, Payano-Warren, Lubin-Sandoval, Centeno & Sulecki Quotes for Tonights PBC Fights at the UIC Pavillion

by on Jun.18, 2016, under Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara at Friday's weigh-in (photo courtesy of Nabeel Ahmad / Premier Boxing Champions)

Andrzej Fonfara at Friday’s weigh-in (photo courtesy of Nabeel Ahmad / Premier Boxing Champions)

CHICAGO, June 18, 2016 – Light heavyweights star Andrzej Fonfara and hard-hitting Joe Smith Jr., who went face-to-face for the first time Thursday at the final press conference, joined others in talking about their fights tonight  on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and features a world title rematch between Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’shee Warren plus rising star Erickson Lubin battles Mexico’s Daniel Sandoval. PBC coverage switched to NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and will see unbeaten middleweights Hugo Centeno Jr. and Maciej Sulecki square-off. (continue reading…)

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Andre Ward scores easy 9th round TKO over British Challenger Paul Smith

by on Jun.22, 2015, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan at ringside

 

 

OAKLAND, CA,  June, 20, 2015 — It’s been quite a ride for the Oracle Arena and city of Oakland over these last few weeks, with the NBA Golden State Warriors winning their first championship in 40 years and the Number 2 pound for pound best fighter on the planet, Andre Ward, making a long awaited comeback after a 19-month layoff. Andre Ward’s new promoter, Rapper and media mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, sold out the Arena with competitive ticket prices and a star-studded cast, including San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and none other than the 2015 NBA MVP himself Stephen “Steph” Curry, who carried one of Wards championship belts as he walked to the ring. Did the fight itself live up to the hype? Please read along and find out, as I take you through the fight from my perspective at ringside.

The arena is full and fans are on their feet as Michael Buffer goes over the familiar fighter introductions routine. Paul Smith, introduced first, gets an Arena full of hecklers and boos, but carries a determined and serious look on his mug. Andre Ward gets the full support from his local fans, as is to be expected. (continue reading…)

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