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Benjamin Whitaker was calm, cool, and collective and he picked apart Milton Ramos in the first round. Benjamin just started pot shotting him after that. In the 3rd round Benjamin knocked Milton's mouth piece out. Benjamin hit Milton with some combos in the 5th and Milton lost his mouth piece again. The ref took a point away. Bejamin is comfortably ahead. Slow action from the 6th and 7th round. In the 8th round Benjamin knocked the mouth piece out twice. Ramos lost 2 more points that round. Benjamin won a easy unanimous decision.
Girban Ruiz and Warren Steward let it all hang out. Warren hurt Girban early in fight but he came back and hurt Warren. Back and forth for the whole 3 minutes. In the second round Girban took to right back to Warren. He was merciless as Warren tried to fight back. Warren suffered a cut during the exchange of punches and the ref seen enough.…Continue
PETER QUILLIN, WBO Middleweight World Champion
"I've been in there working on my ability and showing what I can do. Nobody can beat me.
"What do I know about my opponent? I know he's bald and that he's from the Czech Republic. I also know he has a white hat on today and that he didn't want to say 'hello' to me.
"This is a business, and when you get out of the ring, you're going to get your check. There's nothing emotionally involved in that. I just know that I'm coming here to handle business.
"I trained superbly for this fight. I know I have a lot riding on me, and that doesn't discourage me. I just know that I have to work hard, and stay focused, hungry, and motivated, and stay…Continue
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, NABF Welterweight Champion
"I enjoy being here, it's experience. I fought in D.C. in the amateurs, and this is my first time as a professional. So this is a great welcome back.
"I think Bernard can do amazing things at his age, and I wouldn't be surprised if he continues to do that for many more fights.
"Shawn Porter is a young, hungry guy who wants to make his mark on the sport, but I'm in his way. He's aggressive. He's got a certain physicality, but we'll be ready for him."
SHAWN PORTER, IBF Welterweight World Champion
"I'm excited to being fighitng in D.C. for the first time. I've been training well and the team is working very hard. We're excited to get out there Saturday night and show what we can do.
"Paulie is a good fighter, he's skillful, crafty and smart. I have everything it takes to beat him, I'm just as fast, just as quick. We're going to go after him Saturday night."
BEIBUT SHUMENOV, WBA Super Light Heavyweight World Champion
"I'm feeling great, most of the work has been done. I cannot wait to show what I am capable of.
"To show the world that I am the best light heavyweight in the world.
"I haven't missed any days of training. Every day after my workout my body was exhausted and the next day I was always excited to go to the gym. Every day was valuable for me, every day I saw improvement. It made me happy to go to the gym."
MAIN EVENT FIGHTER STARE-DOWN -- (L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka
Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (April 16, 2014) - Legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson took a break from his promotional duties for Friday's ShoBox The New Generation tripleheader to enjoy arcade games with two of his children at Latitude 40 inPittsburgh, Pa.
Tyson's Iron Mike Productions will make its promotional debut…Continue
BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion
"I think my longevity has a lot to do with the early preparation in my life and my career. I took care of myself like I always have for the last 20 years and I'm reaping the benefits now.
"A lot of it has to do with just what I do and don't put in my body. A lot of long-term discipline and staying the course, and not derailing many times during down time, or binging on things that aren't good for you. I think that plays a big role in longevity.
"I'll say that Shumenov is saying the right things because anything else contrary to that would hurt the fight and will not help ticket sales. People want to see you when you're still relevant, so to me this is the…Continue
Junior lightweight titleholder Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, declaring that his promotional agreement with Top Rank is illegal and also expired, sued the company in California State Court in Riverside County on April 8.
The suit, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN.com, says that the reason for the action is because of "Top Rank's unlawful attempt to exploit, own and permanently control" Garcia's boxing career "as well as Top Rank's consistent violation of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, a federal statute enacted for the express purpose of protecting professional boxers like Garcia from the exploitive practice of boxing promoters like Top Rank."
Further, the suit claims that his promotional agreement "improperly provides Top Rank the…Continue