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Ricardo Mayorga vs Shane Mosley Betting Odds and Prediction

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer American Shane Mosley will be taking on Ricardo Mayorga of Nicaragua in a long-awaited rematch this Saturday, August 29th at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The 12-round junior middleweight bout is being presented on pay per view by Integrated Sports in North America, while fans in Britain can catch the action live on BoxNation. Mosley stopped Mayorga in the 12th round of their first fight back in 2008. The 43-year-old Mosley will climb into the ring with a record of 47-9-1 along with 39 Kos while the 41-year-old Mayorga is 31-8-1 with 25 Kos. Both fighters are ageing and past their prime and it’s unclear how the bout ended up on pay per view. Sales must be lagging since the […]

Abner Mares vs Leo Santa Cruz Betting Odds and Prediction

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer There’s some fine featherweight action on tap at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California this Saturday, August 29th as former three-division world champion Abner Mares of Mexico is set to meet undefeated countryman Leo Santa Cruz. The 12-round bout can be seen live in North America on ESPN as a part of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series. Both boxers now fight out of California. The 27-year-old Santa Cruz of Rosemead, California enters the ring with a perfect record of 30-0 along with 17 Kos while the 29-year-old Mares of Montebello, California is 29-1-1 with 15 Kos. Santa Cruz is just over 5-feet-7-inches tall and will have a three-inch height advantage over Mares. He also has a three-inch advantage […]

Lucian Bute vs Andrea di Luisa Preview and Prediction

August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) is back on the air on Saturday, August 15th when former world champion Lucian Bute of Romania takes on Italy’s Andrea di Luisa in a 10-round light heavyweight tilt at the Bell Centre in Montreal, which is now Bute’s adopted hometown. This will be Bute’s first fight in 19 months and it will be broadcast in North America via the NBCSN network. The fight will be held at a catch weight of 171 lbs. British fans can catch the action live on BoxNation. This contest also marks Di Luisa’s first fight outside of Italy. Bute’s last high-profile fight came against fellow Quebecer and former champion Jean Pascal, originally of Haiti. However, things didn’t go to well […]

Marco Huck vs Krzystof Glowacki Preview and Prediction

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck of Serbia will be taking on unbeaten Krzystof Glowacki of Poland this Friday, August 14th in a 12-round bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This is another Premier Boxing Champions production and it can be seen live in the U.S. and Canada on Spike TV. Huck has spent his career fighting out of Germany and this will be his first appearance in the U.S. He’s been a titleholder for close to seven years and his only loss as a cruiserweight came to American Steve Cunningham back in 2008 via 12th-round stoppage. However, he also lost in a foray into the heavyweight division when Alexander Povetkin beat him by majority decision in 2012. […]

Antonio Tarver vs Steve Cunningham Preview and Prediction

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Two ageing veterans will meet each other this Friday, August 14th when Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham step into the ring in a 12-round heavyweight bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This is another Premier Boxing Champions production and it can be seen live in the U.S. and Canada on Spike TV. It’s possible that the winner of this tilt will receive a shot at WBC Heavyweight Champion and fellow American Deontay Wilder. The 46-year-old Tarver will climb into the ring with a record of 31-6 along with 22 Kos while the 39-year-old Cunningham has a mark of 28-7 with 13 Kos. Tarver has held three world titles in the past and Cunningham is a former two-time […]

Ashley Theophane says Floyd is crushing sparring partners, brags about his new ride courtesy of the champ

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jody Kohn Ashley Theophane has been part of TMT for a couple years now, and sparring with Floyd is nothing new to him.  We asked the light welterweight contender what it has been like working with TBE this camp, and Theophane was quick to point out he has already stopped a couple of his sparring partners.  Additionally, he tells about how he needed a car and Floyd brought him a brand new 300. Check out the video below to hear all Ashley Theophane has to say.

Nieky Holzken stops by the Mayweather Boxing Club to prepare for GLORY 23 headline bout

August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jody Kohn Glory makes it’s much anticipated debut in Las Vegas this weekend, and the main event features a rematch of Glory 19 when Nieky Holzken takes on Raymond Daniels.  In their first fight, Holzken stopped his flashy counterpart in the third round following a series of knockdowns.  This time, he doesn’t see things going much differently. We had the opportunity to spend some time with the champion kickboxer to get his take on that fight, as well as some other topics including what he hopes will be his next opponent next month on the combined Bellator/Glory card in San Jose.  There he hopes to take on Paul Daley in a battle of kickboxing star vs. MMA star.  We will see if Daley is […]

Danny Garcia vs Paulie Malignaggi Preview and Prediction

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Unbeaten WBA and WBC Super Lightweight Champion Danny Garcia of Philadelphia will be defending his titles this Saturday, August 1st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York against former belt holder Paulie Malignaggi of New York. The 12-round bout is another episode in the Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC) and fans in the U.S. can catch it live on ESPN 2. The 34-year-old Malignaggi will climb into the ring with a record of 33-6 along with 7 Kos. He’s 2-2 in his last four outings with his last appearance coming in April of 2014 when he was stopped in four rounds by Shawn Porter. He was also beaten by split decision by Adrien Broner in that time period and […]

Daniel Jacobs vs Sergio Mora Preview and Prediction

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer WBA World Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacobs of Brooklyn, New York will be defending his title against Sergio Mora of Los Angeles, California this Saturday, August 1st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This fight is on the undercard of the Danny Garcia vs Paul Malignaggi super lightweight title fight and the 12-round bout is another episode in the Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC). Fans in the U.S. can catch it live on ESPN 2. The 28-year-old Jacobs enters the ring with an impressive record of 29-1 along with 26 Kos. His last bout came in April when he stopped Caleb Truax in the 12th and final round in his first title defence. Jacobs became the WBA titleholder back […]

Tommy Coyle vs Luke Campbell Preview and Prediction

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Tommy Coyle will be taking on fellow Briton Luke Campbell in the ‘Rumble on the Humber’ this Saturday, August 1st at the Craven Park Stadium in Hull, England. Both boxers hail from Hull and both were members of the city’s St. Paul’s Amateur Boxing Club. The 12-round bout is for the vacant WBC International Lightweight Championship and can be seen live in the UK on Sky Sports. The 25-year-old Coyle enters the ring with a record of 21-2 with 10 Kos while the undefeated 27-year-old Campbell is a perfect 11-0 and has 9 Kos to his name. Campbell is a southpaw who stands 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 71-inch reach. He only turned pro in 2013 and has 45 rounds under […]

Jeff Mayweather goes to Martial Arts Expo, gets a magic show!

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jody Kohn Recently, the Martial Arts SuperShow made it’s way to Las Vegas, and Jeff Mayweather was on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with people stopping by the Lace Up Promotions booth.  Little did he know, that would become just a small part of the festivities he would enjoy that day. A couple came by to say hello to Jeff, and it turned out that they were local magicians named “The Amazing Allison” and “The Magic Guy” Brian Campbell.  Well, that was just too hard to pass up, so we asked if they could show us some of their stuff.  As it turned out, we got an entire impromptu performance.  Allison even taught Jeff how to do his own trick.  Despite her […]

Jeff Mayweather puts a London visitor through the paces inside the Mayweather Boxing Club

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jody Kohn There are more than world champion and top contenders training inside the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV.  Amateur boxers and even men and women just looking to get in shape can be found inside the world famous gym on a daily basis.  And sometimes, some of the guests in the gym visiting from various places from around the globe decide that they too want to see how it feels to train in the gym that bears the name of the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Last week, a young man named James from London was the latest such person, as he spent some time working with legendary trainer Jeff Mayweather.  They worked together for about 20 minutes, which James […]

Beibut Shumenov vs BJ Flores Preview and Prediction

July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan will be taking on American cruiserweight BJ Flores this Saturday night July 25 at the Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is another Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) production and the 10-round fight it can be seen across North America live on the NBCSN network. Neither boxer is considered a big-name fighter, but they’re both solid pros who have the ability to come up with an exciting contest. This contest is listed as being for the interim WBA Championship. The 31-year-old Shumenov is a former light heavyweight titleholder and will be entering the ring with a record of 15-2 along with Kos. The 36-year-old Flores has a very impressive 31-1-1 mark with 20 Kos. […]

Sergey Kovalev vs Nadjib Mohammedi Preview and Prediction

July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Undefeated Sergey Kovalev of Russia will be defending his IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight Titles against Nadjib Mohammedi of France this July 25th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 12-round bout can be seen live in Canada and the USA on HBO, while boxing fans in the UK ca catch all of the action on BoxNation. Kovalev has stopped 11 of his last 12 opponents and will be trying to make it a dozen on Saturday night. The 32-year-old Kovalev enters the ring with a near-perfect mark of 27-0-1 with 24 Kos while the 30-year-old Mohammedi is 37-3 and has 23 Kos to his name. The champion has a slight height advantage as […]

Jean Pascal vs Yunieski Gonzalez Preview and Prediction

July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal of Haiti will be taking on undefeated Yunieski Gonzalez of Cuba at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 25th. The 10-round bout can be seen live in the U.S. and Canada on HBO. Meanwhile, fans in Britain can catch the action on BoxNation. This represents Pascal’s first bout outside of his adopted homeland of Canada since 2008. The former champ has been fighting mainly out of Montreal, Quebec over the past several years while Gonzalez now calls Miami, Florida his home.. The 32-year-old an Pascal climbs through the ropes with a record of 29-3-1 with 17 Kos while the 30-year-old Gonzalez has a perfect mark of 16-0 with 12 of […]

Beibut Shumenov vs. BJ Flores final press conference

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jody Kohn Beibut Shumenov and BJ Flores met with the press for the final time before they meet in the ring Saturday night in Las Vegas.  Additionally, Isiah Thomas, Jordan Shimmell, Andrew Tabiti, Michael Hunter and Ladarius Miller were there to promote their upcoming fights. Check out the videos below to see the press conference as well as some of the one on one interviews held with the fighters.  

Jeff Mayweather on his relationship with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jody Kohn It is often noted that Jeff Mayweather is not the visible presence around Floyd Mayweather Jr. that his brothers Roger and Floyd are.  As a result, Jeff is much less known than both. We spoke with the trainer to get his explanation as to why that is, and also to find out if it bothers him in any way.  Not surprisingly, Jeff is content with his place in the pecking order and holds no grudge towards his brothers for being more in the spotlight than he is. Check out the interview below to hear all Jeff has to say on the situation.

Mauricio Herrera vs Hank Lundy Preview and Prediction

July 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Mauricio Herrera of Riverside, California will be squaring off against (21-5, 7 KOs) Hank (Henry) Lundy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena this Saturday, July 11. The 10-round but is for the vacant NABF Super Lightweight Championship and it can be seen live in the U.S. on HBO Latino. The 35-year-old Herrera will climb through the ring ropes with a record of 21-5 along with 7 Kos and the 31-year-old Lundy enters the fight at 25-4-1 with 12 stoppages. Herrera has the edge in location here as this is basically a hometown fight for him. Herrera is still a top-ranked boxer by the WBA and the WBO as he’s proven over the years that he’s tough […]

Keith Thurman vs Luis Collazo Betting Odds and Prediction

July 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series is back again this weekend as WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman of will be taking on veteran Luis Collazo of on Saturday, July 11th at in Tampa, Florida. The 12-round fight can be seen live in the U.S. on ESPN “Premier Boxing Champions” makes its ESPN debut with an only moderately interesting welterweight bout between rising star Thurman (25-0, 21 KO) and veteran Collazo (36-6, 19 KO). In a sense it’s an odd match, in that few boxers look good against Collazo, a tricky southpaw, and you’d think advisor Al Haymon would be trying to showcase Thurman. But maybe that’s just what he’s doing: Amir Khan managed to put the New Yorker down three […]

Timothy Bradley vs Jessie Vargas Preview and Prediction

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Unbeaten WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Jessie Vargas of Los Angeles, will be taking on former two-division world titleholder Timothy Bradley of Palm Springs, California at the StubHub Center in Carson, California this Saturday, June 27th. The 12-round bout can be seen live in Canada and the U.S. on HBO while fans in the UK can tune in live for all of the action on BoxNation. The fight is for the vacant interim WBO world title. Vargas is moving up in weight from the 140 lb to 147 lb division, so his junior welterweight title won’t be on the line. Bradley is definitely the toughest opponent Vargas has entered the ring against so far in his career while Bradley has already […]

Diego Magdaleno vs Jose Gonzalez Preview and Prediction

June 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Former world-title challengers Diego Magdaleno of Los Angeles, California and Jose Gonzalez of Puerto Rico will be facing off against each other in a 12-round lightweight contest this Friday, June 26 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The bout can be seen live on truTV in North America. Both boxers fell short in their shots at a world title and are now aiming to get back on track and earn another crack at a belt with a big win here. That means this will be a huge fight for both of them as another defeat could derail the loser’s career, at least for the time being. The bout is for the vacant WBO International Lightweight Crown. The 28-year-old […]

Gilberto Ramirez vs Derek Edwards Preview and Prediction

June 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Undefeated super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez of Mexico is all set to take on Derek Edwards of Las Vegas this Friday, June 26 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The 10-round bout can be seen in North America live on truTV. The 24-year-old Ramirez enters the fight with a perfect record of 31-0 along with 24 Kos while the 35-year-old Edwards is 27-4-1 and has 14 Kos to his name. This contest is for the Ramirez’s WBO International Super Middleweight Title. Ramirez is a southpaw and has quite a height for a super middleweight as he stands 6-feeet-3-inches tall and has a reach of 75 inches. Edwards is close to 5-foot-10 and has a 72-inche wingspan. Ramirez turned […]

Shawn Porter vs Adrien Broner Preview and Prediction

June 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian S Palmer Two former world champions will battle it out this Saturday, June 20th when Adrien Broner of Cincinnati, Ohio takes on Shawn Porter of Akron, Ohio at a catch-weight of 144 lbs. The 12-round bout can be seen live in Canada and the USA on the free NBC network as part of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series. Fans in the UK can catch the bout live on Sky Sports. The bout is a battle between Ohio natives, but will be taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.   The 25-year-old Broner will climb into the ring with an impressive record of 30-1 with 22 Kos while the 27-year-old Porter’s is equally as good at 25-1-1 with 16 […]

David Lemieux vs Hassan N’Dam Preview and Prediction

June 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian S Palmer The vacant IBF Middleweight Championship will be on the line this Saturday, June 20 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada where hometown fighter David Lemieux will be taking on former champion Hassan N’Dam of France. The 12-round bout will be broadcast line in the USA by Fox Sports 2 while British fans can catch it live courtesy of BoxNation. The fight comes on the 35th anniversary of the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard vs Roberto Duran ‘Brawl in Montreal’ that took place at the city’s outdoor Olympic Stadium.   The 26-year-old Lemieux enters this contest with an impressive 33-2 record along with 31 Kos while the 31-year-old N’Dam is 31-1 and has 18 Kos to his name. Lemieux is a hard-hitting […]

Andre Ward vs Paul Smith Betting Odds and Prediction

June 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian S Palmer Undefeated Andre Ward of Oakland, California will finally enter the ring again for the first time in 19 months when he takes on Paul Smith of Liverpool, England at the Oracle Arena in his hometown. Ward has understandably chosen a mid-level opponent for his first fight back, but it’s not somebody general boxing fans are going to get excited over. The 12-round light heavyweight bout at a catch weight of 172 lbs. can be seen on the BET network in North America, while British fans can tune into Sky Sports 1.   The 31-year-old Ward enters the ring with a perfect record of 27-0 along with 14 Kos while the 32-year-old Smith is 35-5 and has 20 Kos to his name. […]

Deontay Wilder vs Eric Molina Preview and Prediction

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Undefeated WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder be defending his title for the first time when he takes on fellow American Eric Molina of in Wilder’s home state of Alabama. The 12-round fight from Birmingham can be seen live in the U.S. on Showtime while fans in the UK can catch it on Sky Sports. Wilder became the first American heavyweight to in close to a decade own a portion of the title when he beat Bermaine Stiverne of Haiti by decision in January. Molina definitely isn’t an opponent most fans wanted to see Wilder face, but the champion needs to stay active. The 29-year-old Wilder of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is basically well known for two things, which are his size and […]

Nicholas Walters vs Miguel Marriaga Preview and Prediction

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Undefeated WBA Featherweight Champion Nicholas Walters of Jamaica will be defending his title against undefeated Miguel Marriaga of Colombia at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 13th. The 12-round contest can be seen live in the U.S. and Canada on HBO while fans in the U.K. can catch all of the action on BoxNation. This is Walters’ fourth defence of the vacant title he took when beating Daulis Prescott in 2012 and he’s facing an opponent who reportedly beat him as an amateur back in 2008. However, the WBA is listing this fight for its ‘Super’ World Featherweight Title. The 29-year-old Walters of Montego Bay, will climb into the ring with a perfect record of 25-0 with 21 Kos to […]

Cotto vs. Geale Recap and Possible Cotto Opponent

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Boxing fans want a better opponent for Miguel Cotto. The middleweight champion made easy work of Daniel Geale on Saturday, knocking him down repeatedly and overall looking like a fighter ready for stronger competition before winning via technical knockout. Geale came into the fight concerned about the 157-pound catch weight despite hydrating up to 182 pounds before they touched gloves. That hardly seemed to be the issue, however, as Cotto simply outboxed Geale, moving very well laterally and punishing the Australian with his trademark body blows. Boxing oddsmaker TopBet gave Cotto a big edge (-700 odds to win) coming into this fight with good reason: this was a mismatch. As a result, the primary narrative since the fight has been the same one coming in: […]

Robert Guerrero vs Aaron Martinez Preview and Prediction

June 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Former world champion Robert Guerrero of Gilroy, California will be taking Aaron Martinez of Mexico in a 10-round welterweight bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Saturday, June 6. Once again, North American boxing fans will be able to view the card on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Series. This fight will be broadcast by NBC across America and Canada on Saturday afternoon at 3pm ET. The 32-year-old Guerrero was featured on PBC a couple of months ago and dropped a 12-round unanimous decision to WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman. He’ll be entering the ring with a record of 32-3-1 along with 18 Kos while the 33-year-old Martinez is 19-3-1 and has just 4 Kos to his name. […]

Miguel Cotto vs Daniel Geale Preview and Prediction

June 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

  By Ian S Palmer Lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico will be defending his WBC title against Daniel Geale of Australia this Saturday, June 6 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The scheduled 12-round fight can be seen live in the U.S. and Canada on HBO while British fans can catch the action on BoxNation. This is Cotto’s first fight in about a year and while Geale isn’t a big-name opponent, he’s a former IBF world champion. The 34-year-old Cotto will climb into the ring with a record of 39-4 along with 32 Kos while the 34-year-old Geale is 31-3 and has 16 Kos to his name. Cotto is just 5-feet-7-inches tall while Geale stands 5-foot-10. Geale also has the […]

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