Monthly Archives: March 2016

WEIGHTS FROM DC – BRONER CAME IN OVER

  
WEIGHTS FROM DC – BRONER CAME IN OVER

Adrien Broner 140.4 vs. Ashley Theophane 140
(WBA super lightweight title)

Broner stripped naked to no avail. He has two hours to lose the weight.

Robert Easter Jr 133 vs. Algenis Mendez 134.2

Gervonta Davis 131.2 vs. Guillermo Avila 130.6

J’Leon Love 169.8 vs. Michael Gbenga 169.6

Anthony Peterson 137.8 vs. Samuel Kotey Neequaye 138.6

Demond Nicholson 164 vs. Joshua Okine 160.4

Kareem Martin 147 vs. Somner Martin 147.2

Venue: DC Armory, Washington, DC

Promoter: Mayweather Promotions

TV: Spike

Photo credits: @trappfotos 

@floydmayweather @spiketv @premierboxing @leonardellerbe @mayweatherpromotions @mayweatherunlimited

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Manny Pacquiao Media Day

  
@mannypacquiao 

Manny Pacquiao Media Day 

8-time Division Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao held his media day inside the world famous Wild Card Gym Wednesday afternoon as he prepares to face 5 time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley April 9 at MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 Photo Mikey Williams Top Rank @4mikeywilliams 

@trboxing Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, the Manny Pacquiao – Tim Bradley championship event will take place on Saturday, April 9, at theMGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. The pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion “King” ARTHUR ABRAHAM defending his title against undefeated No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ, undefeated No. 1 WBO featherweight contender and two-time Mexican Olympian ÓSCAR VALDEZ defending his NABO featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight world championEVGENY GRADOVICH and 2012 U.S. Olympian JOSE RAMÍREZdefending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title against MANNY PEREZ. The Abraham vs. Ramirez world championship fight is co-promoted by Sauerland Event and Zapari Boxing Promotions. @trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @wildcardboxingclub

  
  

GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS RETURNS APRIL 1st ON SPIKE TVDavis was honored by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at his media workout at the Upton Boxing Center, in advance of his fight on Friday night at the D.C. Armory. 

  

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, April 1, 2016, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 14-0, with 13 KOs) returns to the ring at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., televised on Spike TV. Davis will face Guillermo Avila (Tijuana, Mexico/pro record: 16-5, with 13 KOs) in a ten-round bout. The Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV telecast begins at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT, with Davis-Avila opening the telecast. In the main event, Adrien Broner will defend his WBA Super Lightweight Title against Ashley Theophane. At Gervonta Davis’ media workout on March 23 at Upton Boxing Center, the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, honored Davis with a Certificate of Recognition for his leadership and community accomplishments. After receiving the award, Davis answered questions from the media and then sparred several rounds.

  
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, “It is great to see Gervonta Davis accomplish so much and I know that this is just the beginning. He is a role model to all the young men and women who come to Upton Boxing, and the youth of Baltimore look up to him. He carries himself with respect, and he has pride for his hometown. To be a great boxer, you must be disciplined, you must train hard, and you must be dedicated. Although Tank is only 21 years old, his achievements illustrate his commitment to these principles. I am so very proud of him. I am excited for his next fight on April 1.”

  
Davis’ boxing trainer, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore, Maryland), said, “The amount of media at Tank’s workout at Upton Boxing Center reminded me of when Mayweather addressed the media in Las Vegas after his last fight. Tank did a great job of making himself accessible to every media outlet that came to see him. On April 1, I’m hoping Avila brings out some things in Tank that I know are in him, but haven’t come out yet. I want the world to see who Tank really is as a fighter. There are some issues that we are working on in the lab, so that we can have a great performance on Spike TV. We will continue to work all the way until fight time. I appreciate our mayor of Baltimore City getting behind Team Davis, continuing to support our team and Upton Boxing Center. Thank to you Mayweather Promotions for assisting us in everything we need to help prepare for the fight.”

  
The 21-year-old Davis discussed his media workout and his upcoming fight in Washington, D.C. He said, “I appreciate that the mayor came out to my media workout to support me. Thanks to the media that came out to see me get ready for another big TV appearance, and I’m just blessed to have my city of Baltimore behind me. It is important to me that I show the kids that there’s other ways to make it besides doing negative things. I am aware of what my opponent Avila brings and the experience he has. He’s tough, throws hard shots and is a good counter-puncher. I’m working hard in camp and I’m looking forward to returning to Spike TV again to put on another great show. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Rich Brand, Joe Fields, Just Your Touch Graphics, Events DC, Martez of Yekim, Cierge Luxury, and Ethika. Keep supporting me, and I’ll fight for you.”

Tickets to Gervonta Davis’ fight on April 1, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, About Billions Promotions, and Headbangers Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50, and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations or call (800) 745-3000. The D.C. Armory is located at 2001 E Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. On fight night, doors open at 5:00pm. On Thursday, March 31, weigh-ins at the Gaylord National Harbor will begin at 1:00pm, and will be open to the public. The Gaylord is located at 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.

 

DOUBLEHEADER OF SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHTS SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 30 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROMTHE DC ARMORY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WBC Champion Badou Jack vs. Former World Champion Lucian ButeIBF Champion James DeGale vs. Top Contender Rogelio Medina Winners Set To Meet In Unification BoutLater This Year On SHOWTIME

  
NEW YORK – A three-fight series to crown a unified divisional champion will begin on Saturday, April 30, when WBC 168-pound champion Badou Jack defends his title against former longtime titlist Lucian Bute, and IBF Champion James DeGale risks his belt against mandated challenger Rogelio Medina in a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from the DC Armory in Washington D.C.
 The winners will meet in a super middleweight world-title unification fight later this year.

 Jack (20-1-1, 12 KOs) will make his second title defense after a breakthrough 2015 campaign in which he won the WBC belt from Anthony Dirrell and successfully defended against George Groves. The southpaw Bute (32-3, 25 KOs), a former IBF champion with nine defenses between 2007 and 2012, revived his career last November with a gutsy and inspired performance against DeGale.

 “I’ve been training really hard for this fight and I’m excited to get in the ring,” said Jack. “I can’t wait to defend my title once again on April 30. The fans can expect to see an explosive and skillful performance from me come fight night. I believe I’m the best super middleweight in the world and that I have the skills to beat anyone I get in the ring with. I’m fully focused on Lucian Bute, but I know that a win can set up a massive fight against James DeGale and I’m going to deliver.”

 “I’m thrilled to have this tremendous opportunity,” said Bute. “I was ringside for Badou Jack’s last two fights — well deserved world title wins. He is a great champion. I plan to train hard and be in the best shape of my career on April 30. It’s my chance to win the WBC belt and become two-time world champion. I will win and give boxing fans a spectacular fight.” 

 DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) will make his second title defense after an impressive 2015 in which he defeated Andre Dirrell to win the vacant IBF belt and topped Bute in a Fight of the Year candidate. The hard-hitting Medina (35-6, 29 KOs), the IBF’s mandatory challenger, has knocked out three consecutive opponents.

 “I am delighted to be defending my world title on another great show in the United States,” said DeGale. “I won my belt in style in Boston and I’m looking forward to moving down the East Coast to the great city of Washington, D.C. It’s going to be a defining night in the super middleweight division as Badou Jack and myself look to set up a huge fight later in the year. I’m fully focused on Rogelio Medina. He’s a tough Mexican who earned his title shot. But trust me, no one is getting my world title.”

 “This is such a great opportunity for me and I can’t wait to get in the ring,” said Medina. “I’ve worked so hard for this and I am going to make the most of it. Everyone who has seen me fight knows I leave it all in the ring and you can expect to see an all-out battle on April 30. I will be the new world champion.”

 Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Interbox in association with Matchroom Boxing, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit http://www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, or call (800) 745-3000.

 “Mayweather Promotions is proud to bring another exciting night of boxing to the great boxing fans in my hometown of Washington, D.C.,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “I’m really excited about the Badou Jack vs. Lucian Bute fight. It’s going to be a great fight. We know Bute is tough as nails and he’s coming to take the title away from Badou. Badou is going to have to be at his best to be able to beat Bute that night. The winner of that fight will set up a spectacular unification fight with the winner of the fight between British champion James DeGale and Mexican brawler ‘Porky’ Medina. DeGale can’t take Medina lightly if he wants the unification bout. It’s going to be a thrilling night of action at the DC Armory and on SHOWTIME.”

 Badou Jack “The Ripper”, of Las Vegas by way of Stockholm, Sweden, captured the WBC 168-pound crown with a 12-round majority decision over previously unbeaten defending champion Anthony Dirrelllast April 24. A former amateur standout who represented Gambia in the 2008 Olympics, Jack retained his belt against former world title challenger George Groves last Sept. 12 on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s final fight. Jack, who fights under the Mayweather Promotions banner, was an underdog against both Dirrell and Groves. The 6-foot-1, 32-year-old has won four in a row since a shocking first-round knockout loss to Derek Edwards in February 2014.

 Bute, of Montreal, Canada by way of Romania, has been a super middleweight mainstay for the last decade. He has competed in 12 title fights since 2007, scoring seven knockouts in nine consecutive defenses of the IBF belt he won in 2007 in his adopted hometown of Montreal. During his title reign, the 36-year-old defeated the likes of Glen Johnson, Librado Andrade and Jean-Paul Mendy, but he lost the belt to Carl Froch in 2012 and a string of injuries kept him largely inactive over the next three years. Bute returned from a 19-month absence in August 2015 under new trainer Howard Grant, knocking out Andrea Di Luisa to set up the title shot against DeGale for the crown he once held. Bute stalked the switch-hitting DeGale with a relentless attack, turning in his most impressive performance in years in a close decision loss. 

 James “Chunky” DeGale, of London, England, won the vacant IBF belt in his U.S. debut last May by dropping Andre Dirrell twice on his way to a unanimous decision. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist then successfully defended it last November in a thrilling shootout with hometown favorite and former titlist Lucian Bute. The 30-year-old, who’s only blemish came in a majority decision in his 11th bout against then-unbeaten George Groves, will make his third consecutive start outside his native England as he looks to become a global power at 168 pounds. 

 Rogelio “Porky” Medina is a hard-hitting veteran with 30 knockouts in his 36 career wins. He’s knocked out three consecutive opponents, including a shocking third-round knockout of then-undefeated J’Leon Love in August, 2014. Medina, 27, has suffered six losses in 42 fights, although those defeats came against opponents with a combined record of 187-16-3, including four previously undefeated fighters. 

 For more information visit http://www.mayweatherpromotions.com and http://www.SHO.com/Sports and follow on Twitter at: @BadouJack, @ButeLucian, @JamesDeGale1, @PorkyMedina @MayweatherPromo, @SHOSports and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions and http://www.facebook.com/SHOsports.

PACMAN READY FOR BRADLEY 

  
@mannypacquiao Ready for @timbradleyjr 

8 time Division World Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao works out exclusively for fans around the world during a live stream from world famous Wild Card Boxing Club owned by Freddie Roach Monday afternoon as he prepares to face Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley for the third time in Las Vegas Nevada April 9, 2016 at the MGM Grand Casino. Pacquiao and Roach were both in sync and had visitors in awe! Pacquiao says he is ready to fight and this fight will be fulfilled with action when interviewed by Top Rank correspondent Crystina Poncher. Photography by Mikey Williams for Top Rank. 

@trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams

  
  
  

Light Heavyweight Radivoje Kalajdzic Camp Notes

  
Light Heavyweight Radivoje Kalajdzic Camp Notes

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez 

  
Hot Rod: ” This is a great opportunity the world will see who “Hot Rod” is, fighting in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is good no difference for me fighting in Tampa. I herd what Browne said nobody’s being explored or knocked out here, I hope he’s ready. 

  
Sparring right now with Lennox “2 Sharp” Allen very successful work, I’m back with my original trainer Willie Ellis we have great chemistry I feel great he pushes me hard. No question I’m coming to fight I’m very strong punches are hard, I’m very Greatful to Lou Dibella and Kevin Rooney from Dibella Entertainment for this opportunity”

  
@hotrodboxing getting work in today at @thaspotgym in St. Pete, Florida sparring with Lennox “2 Sharp” Allen as “Hot Rod” gets set for his clash against Marcus Browne @mbrowne718 on April 16 at the @barclayscenter 

  
RISING STAR AND 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN ERROL SPENCE JR. MEETS FORMER WORLD CHAMPION CHRIS ALGIERI

AS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS RETURNS TO NBC IN PRIMETIME ON SAT., APRIL 16 AT BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER

PLUS! CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKI TAKES ON FORMER CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION STEVE CUNNINGHAM
& UNDEFEATED 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN MARCUS BROWNE TAKES ON UNBEATEN RADIVOJE KALAJDZIC TO ROUND OUT STACKED NIGHT OF EXCITING FIGHTS
BROOKLYN – Rising star and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (19-0, 16 KOs) will take on former world champion Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight showdown headlining an exciting night of matchups on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC in primetime on Saturday, April 16 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The NBC coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and will see unbeaten world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) of Poland squaring-off against former two-time cruiserweight world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) plus 2012 U.S. Olympian and unbeaten light heavyweight “Sir” Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KOs) of Staten Island takes on undefeated Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (21-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round battle. 

LOPEZ IN A PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED WAR WITH MARTÍNEZ TONIGHT!! 

  
By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez 

Photo credits: @promodelpueblo 

Mexico – Lightweight Emanuel “Pollo” Lopez (19-4-1, 8 KO’s) will battle “Piquet” Juan Jose Martinez (24-2, 17 KO’s tonight at the Arena Coliseo Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

No question Lopez has a great snapping jab he has to try to look like the bigger man tonight by taking the fight right to the tough hard hitting Martínez who doesn’t waist to much time getting into War Mode. No gamble just fight smart that clearly should be Lopez approach versatility is key for him Martínez likes to stay inside and bang he throws great right hands behind the jab Lopez has to stay calm fight his fight not Martínez fight, But there is no question with #LopezMartinez a War will break out. 🇲🇽

Radivoje Kalajdzic Fight Ready 

Light Heavyweight Radivoje Kalajdzic Camp Notes

Hot Rod: ” This is a great opportunity the world will see who “Hot Rod” is, fighting in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is good no difference for me fighting in Tampa. I herd what Browne said nobody’s being explored or knocked out here, I hope he’s ready. 
Sparring right now with Lennox “2 Sharp” Allen very successful work, I’m back with my original trainer Willie Ellis we have great chemistry I feel great he pushes me hard. No question I’m coming to fight I’m very strong punches are hard, I’m very Greatful to Lou Dibella and Kevin Rooney from Dibella Entertainment for this opportunity”
RISING STAR AND 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN ERROL SPENCE JR. MEETS FORMER WORLD CHAMPION CHRIS ALGIERI
AS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS RETURNS TO NBC IN PRIMETIME ON SAT., APRIL 16 AT BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER

PLUS! CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKI TAKES ON FORMER CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION STEVE CUNNINGHAM
& UNDEFEATED 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN MARCUS BROWNE TAKES ON UNBEATEN RADIVOJE KALAJDZIC TO ROUND OUT STACKED NIGHT OF EXCITING FIGHTS

BROOKLYN – Rising star and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (19-0, 16 KOs) will take on former world champion Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight showdown headlining an exciting night of matchups on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC in primetime on Saturday, April 16 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The NBC coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and will see unbeaten world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) of Poland squaring-off against former two-time cruiserweight world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) plus 2012 U.S. Olympian and unbeaten light heavyweight “Sir” Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KOs) of Staten Island takes on undefeated Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (21-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round battle. 

Ali Tareh Camp Notes 

  

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez 

St. Petersburg,FL – Welterweight Ali Tareh (13-11-5, 5 KOs) of Tampa, Florida training out of Ali Terah Fight Fitness Center in St.Petersburg, FL. set to enter the ring in the main event as Mad Integrity Fight Sports presents “Bombs Away 5: Turf Wars” at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel located at 333 1st Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 on Saturday, April 2nd. 

Tareh: ” This has been one of my best training camps I feel great my body is at weight I’m ready to fight. As far as 
my opponent Juan Aguirre I hope he’s ready, I’m overwhelmed by my supporters I sold a lot of tickets I’m very thankful to Promoter Joey Orduna for this opportunity, My team very key a lot of chemistry we are ready to work I will box or war what ever I need to do to get it done April 2nd. #TurfWARS @MAD_IntegrityFS 

Davis Honored by the Mayor of Baltimore 

  
Stephanie Rawlings- Blake 

@MayorSRB Mayor of Baltimore, MD.

“I have known Gervonta 4 a long time/proud of him/his leadership/his career/April 1st Fight” @spiketv #watchpartytime
@Gervontaa Gervonta “The Tank” Davis:
“It feels great having the support of Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Can’t wait to make you and my city proud on April 1” #TheOne #Baltimore Spike Mayweather Promotions