Manny Pacquiao is rather confident he’ll puncture the O of Floyd Mayweather’s invincibility, becoming the first ever fighter to mark the WBC welterweight and super welterweight Champion’s hitherto unblemished and untarnished record card.
The quest to punch the pristine off Floyd’s perfect sheen, is well underway at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. And although Manny is one of the co-stars, Hall of Famer Freddie Roach is taking the role of his vintage Director.
The breathtaking bout will take place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’ll be broadcasted by PPV through HBO and Showtime.
Manny (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is displaying his carefully graduated improving physical prowess, in the buildup to Mega-FIGHT against Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs).
“Pacman” tucked some time aside, after his grueling training session offering a smattering of interviews to the TV networks that attended the gym. Focused, yet visibly relaxed as ever, Manny exuded great confidence, n order to deliver on a tall order!
Ring/WBC light heavyweight champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs), will be defending his crown on April 4th at the Pepsi Coliseum from Quebec, against former WBC super middleweight champion, Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs`), and he’s vowing to be the first to stop the Challenger in his tracks.
The WBC has proudly sanctioned this bout, which is part of the new era of the TV in USA. It’ll be transmitted via CBS, as part of its boxing series PBC.
“I’m really excited to participate in this PBC event thorough CBS. I’m aware Bika doesn’t stops for anything, so I know it will be an intense clash. I think Bika will lose for the first time by KO” Adonis Stevenson smilingly predicted.
“After all of these years fighting at the 168 lib division, it started to be complicated to make that weight limit. This was a determining factor for me losing my last bout. I feel great climbing up a division to face Stevenson. I promise that you will have a new WBC ligh heavyweight champion next week,” Sakio Bika confidently predicted.
Boxer Jhonny Gonzalez and his Mexican promoter Promociones del Pueblo conspired with manager/promoter Al Haymon to violate Golden Boy’s exclusive rights to promote Gonzalez, a bombshell complaint filed today against the fighter and the promotional company contends.
Despite Golden Boy’s repeated attempts, Gonzalez, Promociones del Pueblo and Haymon repeatedly refused to put on tomorrow night’s fight between Gonzalez and Gary Russell, Jr., until they cut Golden Boy out of the process, clearly violating the agreement between the boxer and promoter.
“Golden Boy’s contract with Jhonny Gonzalez couldn’t be clearer – the company has exclusive promotional rights for two years or four fights, and neither of those milestones has been reached to date,” said Golden Boy Spokesman Stefan Friedman. “Furthermore, the motive behind the defendants adamant and longtime refusal to match Gonzalez with Gary Russell, Jr is now plain for the world to see. We will vigorously fight to ensure our contract is enforced.” Continue reading
Regresando a los cuadriláteros boricuas tras siete años de ausencia, el carismático contendor mundial Orlando ‘Fenómeno’ Cruz (20-4-1, 10KO’s) tendrá el turno estelar de la cartelera ‘Noche de Campeones’, la cual presentará Universal Promotions el sábado, 27 de junio en el Palacio de Recreación y Deportes de Mayagüez.
“Estamos muy contentos de presentar otra gran cartelera en la ‘Sultana del Oeste’. En está oportunidad llevaremos a Orlando ‘Fenómeno’ Cruz a un importante compromiso ante su gente del área oeste de Puerto Rico. Sabemos la gran fanaticada que tiene ‘Fenómeno’ en Cabo Rojo, San Germán y sobre todo en Mayagüez. Será una gran oportunidad para él de regresar a la cima del boxeo mundial. Orlando comenzó su carrera con nosotros y ahora regresará a pelear a Puerto Rico de la mano de Universal Promotions”, manifestó el Presidente de Universal Promotions, Javier Bustillo.
Cruz, quien no ve acción en suelo boricua desde que ganó el cinturón mundial pluma de la IBA en el 2008, estará disputando un campeonato regional de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo ante el invicto campeón dominicano, Eudy ‘Pink Lips’ Bernardo (20-0, 14KO’s). Continue reading
When the Saturday, April 18 fight between Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov at Turning Stone Resort Casino was announced, the boxing world erupted – and ticket sales mimicked the enthusiasm. Due to the unprecedented demand to see this sure-fire “Fight of the Year” candidate, ringside seats sold out in only 15 minutes – and the entire event is now near sellout with Turning Stone releasing the last group of tickets. Limited $35 and $25 seats are still available for this epic fight.
Former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov, two of boxing’s hardest punchers, will take the stage on April 18 at Turning Stone Resort in a 12-round junior welterweight showdown which will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live on HBO Boxing After Dark®. The clash of these two fearsome fighters will generate what is sure to be an all-action battle to remember.
Legendary trainer, Ignacio “ Nacho” Beristain, insists that top of the class Jhonny Gonzalez, will successfully chalk up another defence of his WBC featherweight title against southpaw, Gary Russell. Nacho acknowledges, rather than bows to Russell´s top form skills, but insists that he’s done his homework and has already spotted Gary’s weak spot, which won’t stand up to exacting examination, and it’ll be duly ticked off by Jhonny at the Palms Resort and Casino, this Saturday night. “Jhonny is a very disciplined fighter.
He’s always meticulously paying attention to all indications and details. We’re not just relying on Jhonny’s famed power. That’s why we’ll reach this fight with a whole arsenal of options to contermand Russell’s speed,” suggested the wily and vastly experienced coach, who’s a master of revision. Conducted by the Beristain baton, the great puncher boxer, who’s known to stick to the task, has amassed 16 victories 14 of them by KO and only one loss. In so doing he’s gained the WBC featherweight Championship during two different cycles, and will be aiming for a third crown at a third weight category, in the non too distant future.
Sakio Bika on the far right
Former WBC super middleweight champion, Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) is ready to fight Ring/WBC light heavyweight Champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) on April 4th at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec, Canada. “ I have had a terrific preparation for this all important commitment. I’m sure I have what’s necessary to defeat Stevenson, to become a world Champion again. It is an opportunity I won’t let go by, ” he promises.
Bika lost the WBC super middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell in August 2014 at the StubHub Center from Carson, California. Now, he is climbing up a division to challenge the world light heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson, who conquered his championship by knocking out Chad Dawson, in Montreal on 2013, in less than a round. He’s successfully defended against Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew, Andrezj Fonfara and Dimitry Sukhotsky This match will be part of the new TV era in USA, as it will be broadcast free by CBS as parts of his PBC series.