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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
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. loves the way Marcos 'Chino' Maidana fights, and these kind of fights get his blood pumping. "I like watching Maidana fight, he's going to bring much pressure on Mayweather, you can't give him time to think about your next move. Mayweather is the best right now and this fight will make my blood get hot, because it will be great action." Chavez would know because he was in the same position when he fought Roger Mayweather until the bell rang and he exploded with the type of fire that could burn down a village. He made Mayweather seems like a tunup fighter.
The shock was so great a rematch was made in which Mayweather did better but couldn't survive the power and force that Chavez Sr. brought to him that night. "Going into…Continue
BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) - World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the "The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m.…Continue