Marcos el “Chino” Maidana se entrena a todo vapor para la revancha contra el campeón welter y superwelter del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, Floyd Mayweather, anunciada para el próximo 13 de septiembre en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas.
El argentino, quien se entrena en Oxnard, California, bajo las órdenes de Robert García, manifestó mucha confianza en poder superar al mejor boxeador libra por libra del momento.
“Estoy muy bien preparado, voy a hacer mi trabajo y sé que puedo llegar a ganar. Estoy esperando que llegue la fecha. Tenemos la seguridad de que todo va a salir muy bien. Voy a hacer mi trabajo y lo voy a vencer” comentó Marcos.
“Sé que tengo oportunidad de ganar. Será una pelea muy difícil como la primera, pero voy a llegar a la pelea preparado para ganar. He recibido un gran apoyo de la gente, por lo que tengo un compromiso con ellos” agregó.
El “Chino” será el segundo adversario en 46 peleas al que el “Money” le dará revancha; el primero fue el mexicano José Luis Castillo.
Marcos “Chino” Maidana, is knuckling down to some super intensive Pound for Pound training, in the crescendo build up to, the rematch against WBC super welterweight and welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather, on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The rough hewn Argentinian who trains in Oxnard, California, guided by Robert Garcia, said he’s very confident of defeating the best pound for pound boxer of this era.
“I’m well prepared, I’ll do my job and I know I can win. I’m waiting patiently for the date to come. We are sure that everything will be fine, ” stressed Marcos.
“I know I have a absolutely great chance for victory. It will be very difficult as it was the first fight, but I’ll get to the fight well prepared to win. I have received great support from the fans, so I have an absolute commitment to them,” he pledged.
“Chino” will be the second opponent in 46 fights that “Money” has granted a rematch. The only other one was Mexican Jose Luis Castillo.
Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® event on Saturday, Sept. 6 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Broner will face talented young prospect Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout. In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the same weight class, Argentine powerhouse Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse will attempt to continue his road back to the top of the 140-pound division when he meets unbeaten Mexican slugger Roberto Ortiz.
In the opening bout of the live SHOWTIME telecast (9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT) former two-time world welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KO’s) will return to the ring after a one-year layoff and shoulder surgery against an opponent to be determined.
“It’s always good to fight at home,” said Broner, who, in his last bout at U.S. Bank Arena in July 2012 stopped Vicente Escobedo in five rounds. “It’s overdue. I will not disappoint my Cincinnati fans. I’ll make sure to put up a good show for them. Taylor is a young, talented fighter, but he’s not ready to solve this ‘Problem.'” Continue reading
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Blake “Il Capo” Caparello Photo credits to Larry Levanti/Main Events
The final press conference was held today for the August 2 title fight between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 24-0-1, 22 KO’s and Blake “Il Capo” Caparello, 19-0-1, 6 KO’s. Kovalev is putting his WBO Light Heavyweight belt on the line at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The 12-round fight will be the second fight in an HBO Boxing After Dark triple header presentaton this Saturday night. The HBO telecast begins at 9:45pm ET/PT.
Johannesburg, South Africa’s Isaac Chilemba, 22-2-2, 9 KO’s, will square off against Cory Cummings, 17-6-1, 13 KO’s of Newark, NJ in a 10-round light heavyweight co-feature bout that will not be shown on HBO but will inernationally televised.
Here’s what was said at today’s final press conference.
Sergey Kovalev: “I prepare the same for each fight. I am not a talker, I am a fighter. I want to get in the ring Saturday and win my next fight.”
John David Jackson, Kovalev’s trainer: “Whether it goes 1 or 12 Sergey will do what he always does and that’s destroy.” Continue reading
Next Friday night, top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13KO’s) will be entering the ring with a bit of a chip on his shoulder when he faces hard-hitting Mexican contender Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13KO’s) in the 10-round main event on that evening’s ESPN Friday Night Fights card, live from Fallon, NV. The WBC #5-rated Nelson will be looking to take out his frustrations and make a major statement to the 154lb. division when he returns to ESPN, the network where he scored his most impressive victory to date just a little over one year ago.
“I have had a great training camp for this fight. My elbow is 100% and I am ready to put on an impressive performance next Friday night and move another step closer to challenging for a world title,” said Nelson.
In March of last year, Nelson, who was coming off equally impressive back-to-back 10-round unanimous decision victories over previously undefeated prospects Yudel Jhonson (12-0) and John Jackson (13-0), was matched against durable contender Michael Medina (26-3-2) in an eight-round co-feature on Friday Night Fights. Nelson was the slight favorite heading into the bout, but a tough and grueling fight was expected out of the two contenders. Just two minutes into the very first round though, the bout was waved off after Nelson twice sent Medina crashing to the canvas.
It was a sensational performance from Nelson that catapulted him into his HBO debut later that same year when he won a thrilling 10-round unanimous decision over fellow contender Luciano Cuello (32-2), whose two previous losses came against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Canelo Alvarez.
Nelson was on a roll, having moved up in weight from 147lbs. and winning five consecutive bouts following his lone defeat-an eight-round majority decision loss to fellow prospect Vincent Arroyo in 2011. Nelson was then scheduled to move up in weight again and take on former three-time world title challenger and top middleweight Matthew Macklin that December on HBO. Just weeks before the bout was to take place though, Nelson suffered an injury to his elbow that required surgery and put him on the sidelines for the time being. Continue reading
The fight fans have been clamoring for it, so back, by popular demand, comes another edition of “Brooklyn Brawl.”
Star of David Promotions CEO Dmitriy Salita is excited to announce that another exciting evening of professional boxing will run on Sept. 18, at the Master Theater in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
Cruiserweight Junior Wright (10-0-1, 9 KO’s), who wowed the crowd with his skills, stamina and toughness in the last Brooklyn Brawl, back in May, will be in action on September. 18 in a six round bout. “Junior Wright is recognized as one of the best cruiserweights in the world. He loves fighting in New York City, we are very happy to bring one of the best prospects back to Brooklyn,” Salita said.
Also, junior middleweight contender Steven Martinez (15-1, 12 KO’s), gaining more of a reputation as a power punching fan favorite in every outing, will also see action in Brighton Beach. Salita co-promotes Martinez along with future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. It speaks loudly that Jones, having been regarded himself as one of the most talented hitters every to enter the ring, calls Martinez, “one of the best talents in the junior middleweight division.” Added Salita: “Steve Martinez has been looking very impressive. He wants to make a statement again.” He will compete in a six round bout.
Top ten pound for pounder in the women’s ranks Amanda Serrano (20-1-1, 15 KO’s), a two-time world champion, will have her hands full with Jackie Trivilino, who showed New York fight fans she’s the real deal on June 14, when she fought rising star Heather Hardy tooth and nail at Barclays Center. This will be an 8-round bout. Continue reading
Former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout returns to battle against two-time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra™ from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on Friday, August 22nd it was announced today by Dan Goossen.
The Trout-Dawson fight will be televised live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event is promoted by Goossen Promotions.
“We’re very excited to bring this outstanding main event battle between Austin Trout and Daniel Dawson to the beautiful Pechanga Resort and Casino” said Goossen. “Pechanga has been one of the premier resorts and casino in California for many years and it’s nice to bring a world-class event back to their great fans and our worldwide ESPN audience.”
Said Brian Kweder, Senior Director of Programming and Acquisitions for ESPN,
“We wanted to cap off a great season of Friday Night Fights for our fans by closing out an exciting year with former world champion Austin Trout who returns to action on ESPN2 in this special main event bout.” Continue reading