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Gypsy King Meets Heavyweight King: Fury vs. Klitschko

By Nick Chamberlain November 28th, 2015 All Boxing Previews

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that heavyweight Tyson Fury is entertaining, Whether it’s entering a press conference dressed up as Batman, serenading an audience after a fight or running his mouth off like he so often does, its entertaining.

And that is a word you can’t use to describe the Champion, Wladimir Klitschko as he and Fury prepare to clash tonight at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

However, in the boxing business it is not all about the rhetoric before a fight or the entertainment value alone, everything is forgotten as soon as the first bell sounds out.

Most people I have either spoken to or read the comments of have almost completely written Fury off, No way he is winning; can't, won't...couple of rounds tops and it’s over.

I, for one, think Fury brings something different to the table tonight in Dusseldorf.

When was the last time anyone got excited about a Wladimir Klitschko fight? For me, it was against David Haye back in 2011, which turned out to be a horrendously boring fight, broken toe or not.

What Haye and so many others could not do, was close the distance and get on the inside as Wladimir has a very effective technique of doing what he needs to do, i.e. throwing his shot/shots and grabbing hold, and he does this without penalty from the referee.

After he lost and was knocked out early on in his career, Klitschko became incredibly cautious, rarely trading shots, never doing anything other than exactly what he needed to do, which becomes boring and tedious for the viewer but racks up the wins. More...

Klitschko, DeGale, Charlo Put World Titles At Risk Tonight

By Hermann Helmut November 28th, 2015 All Boxing Previews

It's a big night at the fights with three world title bouts featured in three different countries this evening and we start this review by heading to Germany, where heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko puts the WBA, IBF and WBO crowns on offer against opinionated challenger Tyson Fury at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

Finally, Fury, 24-0 (18), gets a seat at the captain's table after insulting Klitschko, 64-3 (52), for the last couple of years but will the trash-talking challenger have the skills to back up the pre-fight boasts of his own greatness?

This bout presents the 6'6 Klitschko with the rare occasion of facing a taller opponent as Fury stands a full 6'9, and he can move and box quite well for a man of his size.

Usually the champion can stand off from his opponent, controlling the contest with his outstanding jab and just grab and hold if his adversary does gain proximity.

That probably won't work against Fury, who claims he will be pressuring "Dr. Steelhammer" and forcing him to fight, which could present real problems for Klitschko as, from Team Fury's perspective, that should put him in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position.

But the chin of Fury, who was dropped hard in a previous contest by former cruiserweight world champ Steve Cunningham, will probably be the deciding factor in the fight as Klitschko, who punches much harder than Cunningham, will almost certainly hit the target with his powerful right hand. More...

Quillin, Cuellar, Oquendo, Algieri Media Workout Quotes

By Showtime Boxing November 28th, 2015 All Press Releases

After hosting separate Coast-to-Coast media workouts in Miami and Marina del Rey, Calif., Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Jesus Cuellar, Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Chris Algieri spoke to the media about their respective showdowns next Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, live on Showtime.

Quillin, Oquendo and Algieri held their media workout at the 5th Street Gym in Miami while Cuellar hosted media at CMC Pro Boxing Gym in Marina del Rey. More...

December 5 SHO Extreme Card Lineup Announced

By Showtime Boxing November 28th, 2015 All Press Releases

Showtime Sports will televise the 10-round welterweight matchup between former world champion and Long Island-native Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) and Ecuador’s Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) on Showtime Boxing ON SHO Extreme, Saturday, Dec. 5, live at 7 p.m. ET/PT from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In the opening bout on SHO Extreme, undefeated rising star and 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (16-0, 12 KOs), of Staten Island, will take on experienced veteran Francisco Sierra (27-9-1, 24 KOs). More...

Erislandy Lara Defends Title By Stopping Durable Jan Zaveck

By Boxing Press November 27th, 2015 All Press Releases

Super welterweight world champion and Cuban sensation Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) successfully defended his title against former world champion and Slovenian Jan Zaveck (35-4, 19 KOs) in a Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN show from Miami's Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.

Due to weather in the area, the main event was moved up to ensure the fight happened. From the opening bell, Lara controlled the action by landing heavy blows. In the third round, the ref stopped the action with Zaveck against the ropes, unable to continue. The ref called a stop to the fight at :41 into the third round. More...

Daws: Fitness Is Key To Victory In European Title Clash

By Boxing Press November 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

Carshalton's Lenny Daws aims to become European super-lightweight champion at the second time of asking on December 5 at the Westcroft Leisure Centre, just a stone's throw from his home, and is adamant he'll leave nothing to chance.

The 36-year-old fought for the European title in 2013, when he dropped a controversial 12-round decision to Michele Di Rocco in Italy, but has won five on the spin since and goes into his December 5 contest with Spain's Ruben Nieto full of confidence. More...

Undefeated Prospect Toka Kahn-Clary Wants 10 Round Fights

By Boxing Press November 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

After his impressive second-round stoppage of Sergio "Cuatito" Lopez (19-10-1, 13 KOs) last Friday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, undefeated blue-chip featherweight prospect Toka "T-Nice" Kahn-Clary (17-0, 11 KOs) has officially graduated from an eight to ten-round fighter.

"My performance was good," Kahn-Clary looked back on his knockout of Lopez. "I didn't do anything to make it a difficult fight. I was a little concerned that my opponent came in overweight [128 lbs contract weight but Lopez weighed 132.2 lbs], but I didn't think too much of it. More...

Joshua Predicts Heavyweight Classic Between Klitschko, Fury

By Matchroom Boxing November 27th, 2015 All Press Releases

Anthony Joshua MBE believes Tyson Fury will attack Wladimir Klitschko from the opening bell in their World Heavyweight title clash – but that the champion will hold on to his titles, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Klitschko defends his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts against the unbeaten Manchester man on Saturday night in Dusseldorf, with Fury gunning to dethrone the Ukrainian, who laces up in his 28th World title fight.

Joshua has his own big night on Sky Sports Box Office on December 12 when he headlines a blockbuster night at The O2 against bitter rival Dillian Whyte for the British and Commonwealth titles – but the Olympic gold medal hero will be glued to the action from Germany this weekend, and expects a great fight between the pair. More...

Warrington Faces Unbeaten Panamanian Sanchez December 12

By Matchroom Boxing November 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Jorge Sanchez at The O2 in London on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Leeds favourite Warrington makes his second defence of the title he won in April against Dennis Tubeiron, having shutout Australian Joel Brunker for the strap in Yorkshire in September.

Warrington will face a stiff test to end his year on a high as the unbeaten Panamanian, known as ‘El Bufalo’ heads to London to take the title away from the champion and record a tenth win inside the distance in his 16th pro outing. More...

Welterweight Showdown! Garcia vs. Guerrero January 23 In LA

By Boxing Press November 26th, 2015 All Boxing News

Fox Sports expands its existing media rights agreement for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) with multiple primetime Saturday evening bouts on the Fox broadcast network and Fox Deportes in 2016.

PBC on Fox debuts Saturday, January 23 at 8:00 PM ET with an action-packed two-hour show headlined by one of the most exciting undefeated fighters in boxing, Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs), facing former three-division world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs), live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. More...

“Saint” George Groves Headlines Stacked Matchroom London SHow

By Matchroom Boxing November 26th, 2015 All Press Releases

George Groves will begin his assault on a fourth World title shot at the top of a stacked Matchroom Boxing and Team Sauerland card at the Copper Box in London on Saturday, January 30, live on Sky Sports.

The Hammersmith man lost out in a split decision to Badou Jack for the WBC Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas in September but has ambitions to land his dream World title in 2016.

“It’s great to be back,’’ said Groves. ‘’I’m looking forward to boxing in London again. This is a chance for me to start the New Year on the front foot. I want to get as many fights as possible and start building momentum as I look to work my way back into World title contention.’’ More...

Anthony Crolla Achieves Emotional World Title Dream In Liverpool

By Matchroom Boxing November 26th, 2015 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla says it will take a long time for his incredible WBA Lightweight title win over Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night to sink in.

Crolla delivered a stunning body shot in the fifth round to KO the Colombian champion in their rematch in front of a vociferous hometown crowd to rip the title from Perez and complete his fairy tale comeback.

The Manchester favourite was roared into the ring by the fans and absorbed that energy for his second crack at the title after a controversial draw with Perez in July – and set about the champion with gusto. Crolla, who turned 29 during fight week, said ahead of the fight that he felt confident he could both hurt Perez and take the champs’ power. More...

Super Welterweight Sonny Upton Shines In Bethnal Green

By Hatton Promotions November 26th, 2015 All Press Releases

Sonny Upton put on a masterclass in back foot boxing as he outpointed Ryan Toms in an English super-welterweight title eliminator at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Saturday night, November 21.

The Ricky Hatton-trained Londoner had not previously boxed beyond six rounds, but he was in his element over ten rounds as he coolly swerved Tom's punches and fired back with ones and twos before being rewarded with a 99-93 verdict. More...

World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Alvarez Wins WBC Crown

By Wellington Amadulu November 23rd, 2015 All Boxing Results

The bang heard around the boxing world last night was the sound of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez gaining the WBC middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over now ex-four weight champion Miguel Cotto at Mandalay Bay Casino in America's fight capital of Las Vegas.

Cotto started well, bouncing lightly on his toes to launch successful raiding tactics on the larger Alvarez. The Puerto Rican's impressive boxing skills were on full display as the 35 year old as he fired off sharp jabs, combinations and body shots while maintaining good distance.

Alvarez showed very sharp reflexes, especially on defense, where his head movement caused Cotto to miss a lot of punches while he sought to gain proximity on his elusive foe.

By the middle rounds, the Mexican fighter was starting to land punches, particularly right hands upstairs and left hands downstairs as Cotto slowed a bit and couldn't stay as much on the outside.

Alvarez, who appeared to be a couple of weight classes bigger than Cotto, was getting tagged plenty by his quicker rival, but was never bothered by the shots but it was clear that the smaller man was affected when Alvarez landed hard shots.

This was a thrilling fight with a lot of action and the judges at ringside favored the accuracy and more damaging work of Alvarez, who appeared to be outworked and outboxed by Cotto, to the tune of a 117-111, 119-109 and 118-110 UD.

At just 25 years of age, Alvarez, 46-1-1 (32), has already 48 pro bouts on his CV and has won the highest profile contest of his career. More...

Four World Title Fights Tonight, Haskins Crowned World Champ

By Danny Wilson November 22nd, 2015 All Boxing Previews

It's one of the bigger Saturday nights we've had this autumn with four world title clashes on offer but one of the big fights slated for tonight was scraped when the champion failed to make weight on a massive scale.

IBF bantam boss Randy Caballero of America was set to meet the challenge posed by Britain's Lee Haskins in Las Vegas, Nevada but was reportedly five and a half pounds over at the weigh-in yesterday and as such not given the opportunity to lose the weight and had the title stripped and awarded to Haskins.

After a long career, former British and European king Haskins ascends to the world stage but will likely have another opportunity to face Caballero as this bout will probably be rescheduled.

Now, onto the matches that are going forward this evening, we'll head on over to the Tui Arena in Hannover, Germany where domestic superstar Arthur Abraham, 43-4 (29), puts his WBO super middle strap at risk for the sixth occasion of his second reign as champion.

Making the trek in the historically difficult role of a challenger in a German ring we have England's Martin Murray, 32-2-1 (15), who has three victories in his three appearances at super middle since making the jump up from middleweight in June.

That move was prompted by Murray's KO loss to the 160 pound division's juggernaut, WBA champ Gennady Golovkin, which was the third failed bid at world honors for the St. Helen's resident.

Will the fourth time prove lucky for "Archie"?

Murray's best performances came in a loss to Sergio Martinez and a draw against Felix Sturm, both for world titles, but those fighters were definitely in stages of decline from their peak years and it will be interesting to see how the 33 year old fares against Abraham, who by all evidence, still appears to have full possession of his skills and reflexes. More...

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