WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Polish contender Artur Szpilka continued their fight-week activities Wednesday, staring each other down for the first time at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. On Saturday, January 16th the two men meet in a battle for Wilder’s heavyweight world title live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov battling for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Championship. Wilder and Szpilka posed for photos on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center. Across from 4 World Trade Center is the “heavyweight champion of Manhattan skyscrapers”, One World Trade Center– standing 1,776 feet tall. As the event came to a close, Wilder […]
Sports Emmy® Award-Winning Writer Mark Kriegel meets in New York with undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder, as the American heavyweight champ looks to continue his path to heavyweight history by putting his imprint on the division one step at a time. “I’m just a different fighter than these guys in the heavyweight division. My athletic skills, the way I move in the ring, my speed, the power that I have, the awkward style that I have. Do I need to say more? These guys know I am very serious about this. Nobody wants to fight [me], they already know what the results will be.’’ Wilder is determined to prove he’s the No. 1 in the world. He’s current focus is his third title defense […]
By Jody Kohn In an unusual scene recently, former world champion Hasim Rahman got in some sparring with current WBC International super middleweight champion Maricela Cornejo. Well Rahman may have been taking it somewhat easy on Cornejo, it still got some wondering on social media why he was working with a female. Of course if you ask Cornejo, she will tell you she will take any work she can get, as it is not easy trying to find willing female sparring partners.
By Jody Kohn Amer Abdallah enters the biggest fight of his life Saturday night as he takes on Gareth Richards in his first attempt at a world title. In his corner will be two of the best in the business, Jeff Mayweather and Dewey Cooper. Here is a short documentary of the journey to get to this point. Check it out as well as the two previous episodes.
Live Stream: Cotto vs. Canelo Final Press Conference – Wednesday Nov. 18 at 4pm ET/1pm PT Watch LIVE! Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez final press conference. Cotto vs. Canelo happens Saturday, November 21 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Live Stream: Cotto vs. Canelo Official Weigh-In – Friday Nov. 20 at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT Watch LIVE! Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez official weigh-in. Cotto vs. Canelo happens Saturday, November 21 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Live Stream: Cotto vs. Canelo Preliminary Undercards – Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7pm ET/4pm PT Watch LIVE! Preliminary undercards leading up to the Cotto vs. Canelo pay-per-view event. Contact your pay-per-view provider to order!
The world’s leading online marketplace StubHub and partner Matchroom Boxing are teasing one of the most significant title fights of the year, with the release of a new video featuring Olympic champion Anthony Joshua MBE. The video gives viewers an inside look into Anthony’s preparation and commitment and the hard graft he puts in getting ready for his fights. It highlights the sacrifices he makes and the dedication to his ‘no hype’ attitude to fighting, all in anticipation for his British and Commonwealth title fight with bitter rival Dillian Whyte at The O2 on Saturday December 12. (features a track written and produced by Anthony and his friends, recorded whilst the Olympic Champion was still at school) Anthony Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte live at The […]
Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding star in an exclusive promo video for their battle for the vacant British Super-Middleweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 7, live on Sky Sports. The unbeaten stars collide in a huge night for boxing on Merseyside, and along with their trainers Joe Gallagher (Smith) and Oliver Harrison (Fielding), both men light the blue touch-paper for the mouth-watering clash, expecting a knockout victory and bragging rights in the city. Smith and Fielding top a massive night of boxing on Merseyside with the coveted Lord Lonsdale belt taking centre stage as Scotty Cardle defends his Lightweight title against local favourite Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd – while in the chief support bout, Ricky Burns can take a huge step towards […]
Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the red-hot October 17th HBO Pay-Per-View® world middleweight championship unification showdown between knockout artists and title-holders Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux, should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of “Face Off,” starring the two prizefighters. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Golovkin/Lemieux” debuts Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11:20 p.m. (ET/PT). Moderated by Max Kellerman, “Face Off” is an insightful and often gripping interview session in which the two fighters square off and answer Kellerman’s questions. This marks the first-ever appearance for both Golovkin and Lemieux on “Face Off.” In addition, the fighters will be joined on the set by their accomplished trainers. Both Abel Sanchez and Mark Ramsey will participate in the roundtable. The Golovkin/Lemieux […]
By Jody Kohn Some of the top fighters and trainers inside the Mayweather Boxing Club give their predictions for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto. If you thought that their predictions would heavily favor Floyd, you would be right. But that doesn’t mean their answers aren’t fun to listen to. Check out what such notable fighters as Jeff Mayweather, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Quatavious Cash, Kevin Newman II, Lanardo Tyner, and others have to say.
By Jody Kohn When 6 year old Joe from San Diego stopped by the Mayweather Boxing Club, he wanted to do more than just watch. He wanted to train. And not only did he want to train, he wanted to work with ALL of the Mayweather brothers. And that is exactly what he did! The young man spent a couple of days at the legendary gym getting some pointers from Jeff, Roger and Floyd Sr. It was an incredible experience for Joe for sure. However, it was the grown ups who may have been more impressed, as Joe displayed incredible skill and passion for the sport. Here are some of the highlights of the couple days. If he keeps it up, there is no doubt […]
By Jody Kohn Jeff Mayweather asked some of the top fighters and trainers inside the Mayweather Boxing Club what theu first job was. Not surprisingly, there was a wide variety of answers, some of which were quite surprising. Hear what fighters such as J’Leon Love, Nate Jones, Lanell Bellows, Ashley Theophane, and many more did when first starting out.
By Jody Kohn Tourists come into the Mayweather Boxing Club on a daily basis from all over the world. But sometimes those visitors want to do more than just watch. Once again that was the case when a gym guest asked if it was possible to get in some work with Jeff Mayweather, and was surprised to find out he could! Check out the video below to see how it went.
Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium on August 1 live on Sky Sports, and the pair opened up on their fiery sparring when they were amateurs in Matchroom Boxing’s exclusive promo video. The Hull duo meet in an official eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title, but after a spicy press conference, bragging rights on home turf for the former friends turned enemies could be the biggest prize on offer. The Lightweight stars clashed at a June media event over comments Campbell made in Boxing Monthly, and in our footage, both fighters recall their tussles at the St Paul’s Boxing Academy. “We had some bad sparring at St Pauls,” said Campbell. “Tommy was always the kid that would try […]
By Jody Kohn Rances Barthelemy and Antonio DeMarco hit the scales Saturday afternoon inside the MGMG Grand in Las Vegas. They will serve as the main event on Father’s Day on a card that also features Wale Omotoso fighting Sammy Vasquez. TMT is also heavily represented, as several of Floyd Mayweather’s fighters will be fighting, including Ronald Gavril, Andrew Tabiti and J’Leon Love. Check out the full weigh ins below.
By Jody Kohn Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner were joined on stage by Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Friday as they weighed in for their big fight on Saturday night. As has been the case this week, it was Broner who did most of the talking as the fighters faced off for the final time before meeting in the ring. Additionally, surging prospect Errol Spence and Phil Lo Greco weighed in for their co-main event. Check out the video below to see all the action.
Lee Selby challenges Evgeny Gradovich for the IBF World Featherweight title at The O2 in London on May 30, live on Sky Sports Box Office – and his father Lee Selby Sr. opens up ahead of the biggest night of his son’s career in Matchroom Boxing’s exclusive promo video. Selby takes on the Russian for the strap on a huge night of boxing in London, with their clash one of three with World title on the line as Kell Brook defends his IBF World Welterweight strap against Frankie Gavin and Kevin Mitchell challenges Jorge Linares for the WBC World Lightweight belt. The Welshman has been in imperious form leading up to his big night, and ominously for Gradovich, the 28 year old believes that fight […]
By Jody Kohn The two legendary trainers involved in the big fight Saturday night, Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather Sr., spoke with the media at the MGM Grand just 48 hours before Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. meet in the ring. They shared with the assembled media just why it is they believe their fighters will walk out of the ring victorious.
By Jody Kohn Floyd Mayweather Sr. gives one of his famous poems to the crowd that was hanging around following the open workouts for the fighters participating in the Mayweathervs. Pacquiao card at the MGM. Mayweather Sr. delivers, telling everyone just why it is that Manny Pacquiao has no chance when he enters the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night.
By Jody Kohn With the grand arrival of Floyd MayweatherJr. at the MGM Grand, fight week has officially kicked off. As you might expect with anything Floyd has his name attached to, things were crazy at the MGM as fans packed the arena to catch a glimpse of the fighter who makes up one half of the biggest fight in boxing history. A marching band, numerous celebrities, other top boxers and of course a ton of media joined the fans to partake in the festivities. Here is a look at some of the sites and sounds.
By Jody Kohn Jeremy “J Flash” Nichols apparently has a career as a comedian to fall back on if his career as a boxer doesn’t pan out. Floyd Mayweather’s sparring partner had a few moments to give us his impersonation of Manny Pacquiao, and we must say it was pretty good. Check it out and let us know what you think.
By Jody Kohn As May 2 fast approaches, Floyd Mayweather Jr. held his media day inside the Mayweather Boxing Club. Unlike previous media days, where many other fighters took part, on this day Floyd was joined only by Leo Santa Cruz who had a light workout a couple hours before Mayweather arrived. As you might expect, the scene was even more chaotic than a typical Mayweather media day. Outside there were tents propped up with food, souvenirs, and a place for interviews. Fans covered the parking lot looking to catch a glimpse of Floyd, or anyone else who decided to drop by. Ultimately, though things got started a few hours late, Floyd arrived and got down to business. Here is what it looked like from […]
By Jody Kohn Things were tense once again as Gabriel Rosado and Curtis Stevens weighed in just 24 hours before they meet in the pit for Rosado’s BKB middleweight title. It didn’t help when Rosado missed weight by a pound which set of Stevens’ trainer Shane Mosley. Check out the video and some photos of the event which also had Evander Holyfield and Zab Judah in attendance. Photos courtesy of Karla Platas
By Jody Kohn With impressive genes on his side, Keith Hunter just might be the best fighter to come out of his family. His father was a talented heavyweight during the 90’s and his brother Michael was an Olympian and is currently 7-0 in the professional ranks. However, Keith is fighting at just 147 lbs., and if his debut was an indicator, he might just be better than both. In fact, he might be the next superstar that boxing is currently craving. His dad and brother had slick skills that allowed them to beat most, but the youngest Hunter brings a ferocity into the ring that is rarely seen. Every punch is thrown with the intention of knocking someone out. In fact, his wars in […]