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Lamont Peterson Defends Against Dierry Jean on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

IBF JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

LAMONT PETERSON DEFENDS HIS TITLE AGAINST MANDATORY CHALLENGER DIERRY JEAN ON SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014    

 CO-MAIN EVENT TO FEATURE MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN BETWEEN JERMELL “IRON MAN” CHARLO AND GABRIEL “KING” ROSADO

Tickets Go On Sale December17 at 10 a.m. ET!

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $250, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. ET and available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, or calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET.

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Kovalev Light Heavyweight Champion Present and Future

KOVALEV DETERMINED TO STAY ON COURSE FOR FUTURE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SUPER FIGHTS AS HE PREPARES FOR SILLAKH THIS SAT ON HBO

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev

Photo Credits To Rich Graessle/Main Events

 

QUEBEC CITY - When WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, 22-0-1, 20 KOs, takes on Ismayl Sillakh, 21-1, 17 KOs, Saturday in an HBO-televised, 12-round title fight, he very well may have his hands full with his very first title challenger. Sillakh is on a four-fight winning streak, three by KO, and poses a real threat to take the crown.

However, if the new champion can turn back Sillakh’s challenge, a number of exciting and lucrative fights lie before him. To keep his options open for these desirable opportunities, Kovalev must first get the win in Quebec City on Saturday night. If he can, “Krusher” will stay on track for some very good fights in his immediate future.  

Heading up the card at the Colisee Pepsi, in Quebec City on Saturday, is WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, 22-1, 19 KOs, in a defense of his title against British Bomber, Tony Bellew, 20-1-1, 12 KOs. The fight is an excellent matchup of two of the division’s top boxers. However in addition to its own merits as a fight, the winner also represents a likely future opponent for Sergey Kovalev.

Ever since both Kovalev and Stevenson started scoring impressive knockout victories on HBO, fans have been clamoring for the two top dogs to face each other. Such a fight would certainly be a punch out and give fight fans everything they love in a title bout. 

Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva siad, “Stevenson seems to be looking for excuses to avoid fighting Kovalev. The truth is, their opposition has been pretty equal, thus far. Both dethroned the sitting champion, Cloud and Campillo were both former champions who fought to a disputed decision, so they are pretty equal. By the way, Stevenson got KO’d by Boone–a guy that Sergey beat twice. So Stevenson’s argument that Kovalev must fight former champions really doesn’t hold a lot of water. I believe that they have fought an equal number of former champions”
  
Likewise, if Tony Bellew can pull the upset over Stevenson, a subsequent fight with Kovalev would also be a treat for fans.
  

Another possible future foe for Kovalev is the winner of the January 18th encounter between Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal in Montreal. That 12-round Canadian clash, also on HBO, is a terrific battle of former world champions, and two of the division’s many legitimate stars. Seeing either of them eventually take on Kovalev is an alternative dream fight for boxing fans that would be hotly anticipated.

Looking even further forward, Kovalev may one day be matched with pound-for-pound contender Andre Ward, who will likely move up to 175 pounds in the not so distant future. A Ward-Kovalev fight is a classic boxer-puncher pairing that would have fans drooling.

As exciting as his future might be, Kovalev must first handle the business of defending his title against Sillakh. Kovalev said of Sillakh, “He’s a perfect competitor for me to defend my title against because he is vey dangerous. He has very good timing and very good at keeping distance, he punches good, he’s smart. He is a perfect opponent for my first time fighting in Canada.”

It’s a tough fight against a fellow puncher that will surely help solidify Kovalev’s future campaign. A future that gets underway Saturday night in Quebec City, at 10:15pm ET on HBO. 

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PACQUIAO Returns to Battle RIOS on HBO, NOV. 23

PACQUIAO Returns to Battle RIOS on HBO, NOV. 23

 
By Cameron Howard
 
If Horace Greeley were a boxing promoter today he would undoubtedly be espousing, ”Go East, young man.” And in boxing’s biggest demonstration of Manifist Destiny, Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and former world champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS will battle each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, November 23 (9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT) from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena, in Macao, China.
 
 
For Pacquiao, this marks the pound-for-pound box office monarch’s first fight outside the U.S. since his 12-round super featherweight unanimous decision victory over former world champion Oscar Larios in 2006, which took place in the Philippines.  Rios’ only fights outside the U.S. were in México where he won a 10-round split decision over Ricardo Dominguez. and scored a second-round knockout of Daniel Valenzuela, in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
 
“Brandon Rios is the biggest test out there for me and I will be ready to meet the challenge,” said Pacquiao. ”I have heard what Brandon has been saying.  If he fights as well as he boasts it will be a great fight for us and the fans.”
 
“Out with the old, in with the new . . . and I’m the new!  Manny, this is my time,” said Rios.
 
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 17 Sports Emmy Awards, is providing an all-access pass to Pacquiao vs. Rios. Episodes two and three of “24/7 Pacquiao/Rios” premiere in prime time Saturday, Nov. 16 (9:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 21 (10:00 p.m.), just two days before the welterweight showdown.
 
MORE ABOUT THE FIGHTERS
Trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines (he was reelected to a second term, running unopposed this year), is the only fighter to win eight world titles in as many different weight divisions.  A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Decade,” Pacquiao’s resumé features victories over future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Márquez. From 2008 to 2010, five of his seven victories were world title victories in five different weight classes, where he dethroned super featherweight champion Márquez, lightweight champion David Diaz, junior welterweight champion Hatton, welterweight champion Cotto, and he annihilated three-time world champion Antonio Margarito for the vacant super welterweight title.  Pacquiao’s seven-year, 15-bout winning streak came to an end on June 9, 2012, when he lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown to undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr. via a controversial split decision. That was followed by a knockout loss to professional nemesis Márquez last December 8 — a fight Pacquiao was winning before he got careless trying to close the show and instead was stopped by the knockout punch of the year.  No active boxer has sold more live tickets in the U.S. than Pacquiao, who has generated more than 11 million pay-per-view buys in the U.S.
 
Rios (31-1-1, 22 KOs), the former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion, from Oxnard, Calif., is on the hunt for his second world title in as many weight divisions. He enters this fight having won 11 of his previous 14 fights by knockout.  One of boxing’s most exciting fighters, Rios is known for his all-action fan-friendly fighting style.  His trainer, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior lightweight champion and 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, calls it a “throwback” style with a warrior’s mentality that screams excitement. Highlight knockout victories on Rios’ resume include Miguel Acosta, Anthony Peterson, Urbano Antillon, John Murray and Mike Alvarado. Alvarado, the natural 140-pounder, entered that fight as the undefeated WBO No. 1 junior welterweight contender.  Many consider it 2012′s Fight of the Year.  In their exciting rematch, which took place on March 30, Rios lost a close decision for the vacant WBO interim junior welterweight title. It is considered the leading contender for the 2013 Fight of the Year. Rios enters this fight world-rated as the No. 1 contender.
 
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Remaining tickets, priced from $1,275 to $115, and various ticket-hotel packages at Sands China’s Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.venetianmacao.com/manny.  U.S.-based fans may also order via a special toll-free number:  1-855-234-4410. 
 
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Adamek-Glazkov Press Conference Photos

 

 

PHOTOS AND USTREAM LINK FROM ADAMEK – GLAZKOV PRESS CONFERENCE FRIDAY, NOV 1 AT AFFINIA MANHATTAN HOTEL 

Watch the Adamek – Glazkov press conference here:

www.ustream.tv/mainevents

A press conference was held today for what promises to be a non-stop, action packed battle between Tomasz “Goral Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov. The November 2nd fight will be part of special afternoon broadcast on NBC. The 2 hour Fight Night  broadcast will begin at 2:30 PM ET. The fight will be held at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, NY.

Glazkov and Adamek at Press Conference

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle

 

L to R: Don Turner, Egis Klimas, “Czar” Glazkov, Kathy Duva,
Tomasz Adamek and Roger Bloodworth
Photo Credits to Rich Graessle
  
Kathy Duva

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle

 

Tomasz Adamek

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle

 

Glazkov speaks as Egis Klimas looks on
Photo Credits to Mike Gladysz

 

Roger Bloodworth

Photo Credits to Mike Gladysz

 

Don Turner

Photo Credits to Rich Graessle

ABOUT NOVEMBER 16th:

November 16th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY features a 12-round heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov in the main event. Six additional bouts are planned for the undercard. Doors will open at 11:30 AM ET, First Fight at 12:30 PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 2:30PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC
Fight Night. The card is presented by Main Events and co-promoted by Ziggy Promotions and Pushka.
 

The 12-round heavyweight main event is a title defense of Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight belt. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position.

Ticket Info: Tickets range from $25 to $70 and are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or Click Here to Purchase Tickets for Nov 16 Adamek vs Glazkov Fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

 

ABOUT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO:

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the website at TurningStone.com.

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Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn Clash For WBU World Cruiserweight Clash on Dec 4th

Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn Clash For WBU World Cruiserweight Clash on Dec 4th

Atlanta, Georgia  – Friday, 1st November 2013-  World Boxing Union President Don ‘Moose’ Lewis today officially announced that Roy Jones Jr. will face Bobby Gunn, at the National Guard Armory in North Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday 4th December 2013 for the WBU World Cruiserweight title.

During his twenty four year professional career Jones Jr. has secured world titles in four different weight catagories – Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight – and is the only boxer in history to start his career as a Light Middleweight and then go on to win a Heavyweight Championship.

On winning the WBA Heavyweight title, by beating John Ruiz by unanimous decision on the 1st March 2003, Jones Jr. made history by becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years.

However, whilst he has been one of the most successful sportsman of his age, Jones Jr. makes no secret that before retiring he wanted to add the ‘missing’ Cruiserweight crown to his already overflowing trophy cabinet.

However it has not been an easy road for Jones Jr. to travel in his bid for the elusive Cruiserweight Crown he desires.

Back in 2009 Jones Jr. made an unsuccessful bid, against Australia’s Danny Green, for the International Boxing Organisation’s version.

After the unsuccessful title bid, Jones Jr. then went the distance with old foe Bernard Hopkins, who made amends for his loss of the IBF Middleweight Crown to Jones Jr. some ten years earlier, followed one year later by the last round KO loss to Denis Lebedev.

Jones Jr. came back in December 2011 with a virtual shutout win over Max Alexander, which he then followed up with another excellent points win over then unbeaten Polish star Pawel Glazewski, to set up the opportunity to once again move into Championship contention, with his record standing at 56 wins (40 KO) and 8 losses (4 KO)

On December 4th Jones Jr’s opponent will be the former IBA Cruiserweight World Champion and the current Bareknuckle Heavyweight Champion, Canada’s Bobby ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Gunn.

Like Jones Jr. Gunn has a fearsome record – 21 wins (18 KO) 5 losses (4 KO) and a single draw – although it must be said that is still less than half of bouts fought and won by Jones Jr.

Gunn may have lost both his previous Championship challenges, against IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz Adamek in 2009 and in 2012 against James Toney for the vacant IBU Heavyweight title, but is no easy opponent for Jones Jr.

Prior to those losses, he won three Championship bouts in a row, all by stoppage. In July 2008 Gunn stooped James Morrow in the fifth to secure the IBC Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title.

Later that year Gunn successfully defended the IBC title and secured the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) Cruiserweight title, with a third round stoppage of Shelby Gross.

Three months later Gunn successfully defended the WBC United States title, as well as secured the vacant NABA Cruiserweight title, with a fourth round stoppage of Brad Gregory.

World Boxing Union President Don ‘Moose’ Lewis said of the upcoming Championship fight.

“What a way to end the year.

Roy Jones Jr. is a living legend and we are honored to have him fighting for our Cruiserweight title.

During his exemplary career Roy has done it all, I can’t think of how many titles he has won, but it has to be around but it’s definitely in double figures, I wouldn’t even guess at how many Championship fights he’s had defending those titles either.

Bobby Gunn has also won quite a few titles in his career, so knows his way around a Championship fight.

This showpiece event marks the end of a remarkable year for the World Boxing Union, that has seen us grow in stature month by month, as well as us sanctioning more title fights , many in new territories around the world, than we had previously achieved.”

Roy Jones Jr. versus Bobby Gunn, for the WBU World Cruiserweight Championship, takes place at the National Guard Armory in North Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday 4th December 2013

Tickets priced: $150, $100, $75, & $50 can be purchased by calling 610-933-7510.

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Special Pre-Sale Offer For ZAB JUDAH-Paulie Malignaggi on Dec 7 at Barclays Center

12-7-13 artwork

THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN IS ON!

FORMER FIVE-TIME, TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION ZAB “SUPER” JUDAH TO FIGHT FOR BROOKLYN BRAGGING RIGHTS AGAINST FORMER TWO-TIME, TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION PAULIE “THE MAGIC MAN” MALIGNAGGI ON DEC. 7 AT BARCLAYS CENTER

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WBA SUPER WELTERWEIGHT INTERIM CHAMPION

ERISLANDY LARA TO MAKE HIS FIRST TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST FORMER WBA SUPER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION AUSTIN “NO DOUBT” TROUT AND 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN MARCUS BROWNE SCHEDULED TO FIGHT

Tickets priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges go on sale this Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET and are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.

PRE-SALE OFFER TO GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS VIP LIST

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET. but as a subscriber to the Golden Boy Promotions VIP List, you will have access to an exclusive Pre-Sale on Thursday October 17th at 10AM ET

To take advantage of this exclusive Pre-Sale offer, please click on the following link  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004B4CA2AB489E and enter the password: GOLDENBOY (all upper case) in order to choose your seats before they go on sale to the public.

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Alvarado vs. Provodnikov Oct 19th Followed by Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward

Alvarado vs. Provodnikov Oct 19th Followed by Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward

 
 By Cameron Howard
 
Are you ready for the BOOM?! HBO Sports returns with an action-packed night of boxing, headlined by a junior welterweight title bout featuring two of the most exciting fighters when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: MIKE ALVARADO VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV airs SATURDAY, OCT. 19 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., exclusively on HBO. 
 
 
In a 12-round showcase event, Denver’s Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) defends his home turf and 140-pound title against Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) of Russia in a junior welterweight clash, marking HBO’s first boxing telecast from the Mile High City. After beating Brandon Rios in March to avenge his only career loss, Alvarado, 32, looks to continue his rise in the junior welterweight ranks. The 29-year-old Provodnikov, who lost by decision to welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. in a sizzling contest last March on HBO, looks to foil those plans by going toe-to-toe with the taller Alvarado. Both of their previous bouts are widely considered Fight of the Year candidates, making this one of the most-anticipated fall match ups. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
 
LEGENDARY NIGHTS: THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD:

HBO Sports, winner of nine George Foster Peabody Awards and 33 Sports Emmys for documentaries, presents a new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series this month when THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD looks back at one of boxing’s greatest rivalries, spotlighting the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward. Blending archival footage and new material shot this summer, the exclusive HBO presentation debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (midnight-1:15 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, immediately following WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: MIKE ALVARADO VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV which begins at 9:45 p.m.

 
 
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: MIKE ALVARADO VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV:

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 20 (8:30 a.m.) and 21 (1:00 a.m.)

 

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 20 (4:30 p.m.) and 22 (11:30 p.m.)
 
LEGENDARY NIGHTS: THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD:
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 21 (9:15 a.m.), 24 (5:10 p.m., 12:05 a.m.), 26 (11:00 a.m., 4:45 a.m.) and 30 (1:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), and Nov. 3 (7:55 a.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.) and 15 (7:30 p.m.)
 
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 23 (6:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:30 p.m., 4:50 a.m.), and Nov. 2 (2:45 p.m.), 10 (8:45 a.m.) and 12 (4:30 p.m.)
 

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Adamek-Glazkov Headline Nov 16th NBC Network Show at Turning Stone Casino

ADAMEK – GLAZKOV HEADLINE NOV 16th NBC NETWORK SHOW AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO

Czar Glazkov and Tomasz Adamek
In a classic heavyweight match up, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 49-2, 29 KO’s, will take on Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 15-0-1, 11 KO’s, on Saturday, November 16th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Doors will open at 12 PM ET, First Fight at 1PM ET.
  
The fight will be the main event of the afternoon presentation of NBC Fight Night. The two hour broadcast will begin at 3PM ET.
  
The veteran Adamek will put his IBF North American Heavyweight belt on the line in this 12-round battle, against the up and coming Ukrainian. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position.
  
This is a “must-win” fight for both fighters. Their come forward styles promise to deliver an exciting, action-packed night for boxing fans. Glazkov worked in Adamek’s training camp to help the Polish favorite prepare for his last fight against Dominick Guinn. Obviously each fighter has knowledge of the other’s style and technique, as well as confidence that they can beat the other guy. 
  
“This fight cannot help but be a non-stop action brawl,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “A classic ‘cross roads’ fight, it is exactly the kind of signature launching pad match-up that we like to present on NBC. The winner of Adamek-Glazkov will put himself in a position for much bigger things in 2014.”
  

Glazkov is thrilled with the opportunity, “I have already been training hard. I had a very good camp boxing with Klitschko, as I helped him prepare for his fight with Povetkin. Now I will come to the United States to continue my training.” He added, ”Adamek is a very good fighter with a big name. He is big and strong and comes forward during the fight, this is good for me. I think I can win this fight. It will help put my name on the list of the best heavyweight fighters.”

Adamek stated,”I know Glazkov is young and hungry to win, but I will be ready for him. I know our styles will make a good fight for all the fans.” He added “I’m excited to be fighting at Turning Stone for the first time. I’ve spent time with friends and family in that area so I know there will be a big Polish crowd to cheer me on.”

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ABOUT NOVEMBER 16:

November 16th at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY  features a 12-round heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov in the main event. Six additional bouts are planned for the undercard. Doors open at 12 PM ET. First bout will be 1 PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 3PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Fight Night. The card is presented by Main Events and co-promoted by Ziggy Promotions and Pushka.
 

The 12-round heavyweight main event is a title defense of Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight belt. The IBF has designated this bout as a heavyweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 position. 

Tickets will go on sale shortly.

ABOUT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO:

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the website at TurningStone.com.

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Curtis Stevens Media Workout Photos and Quotes

CURTIS STEVENS MEDIA WORKOUT PHOTOS AND QUOTES 

Photo Credits to Larry Levanti

Brooklyn’s Curtis Stevens took the time to discuss his upcoming Nov. 2nd showdown with WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin, on Wednesday. Formerly the training base of legendary World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, Pintabone’s Boxing Gym serves as the host for Stevens’ training camp, as he prepares to challenge the dangerous Golovkin at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The ever loquacious challenger exuded confidence as he broke it all down for press. The fight will be televised live by HBO.  

Does his power concern you? “The question is does my power concern him?”

If you hit Golovkin and he doesn’t go down, what are you going to do? “Hit his ass some more!”

 

Photo Credits to Larry Levanti

Abel Sanchez says Golovkin has a good chin. It seemed like you were doing work to the body today and he hasn’t really been tested to the body. Is that part of your focus? “We are focusing on everything – head, body. You gotta break the body down, then the head will come. (We’re working on) different things, plan A, plan B, plan C. It’s not going in with just one game plan. It’s not just one thing. It’s a different variety of plans.”

It seems like Gennady respects you, but his trainer doesn’t. How do you feel about his trainer not respecting you? “His trainer I believe is trying to keep Gennady focused on what he’s doing. I believe he’s trying to keep him level minded. Gennady is giving me respect, I believe he has some type of fear of me. I think Abel was trying to say different things to balance it out… It covers the middle. It’s not a good thing. It’s not a bad thing. I just gotta prove Abel wrong and Gennady right.”

 

Curtis Stevens and Andre Rozier

Photo Credits to Art Natalino

Obviously Gennady has the length advantage on you. How are you going to overcome that? “Romero Johnson had the length; Ayala had the length; Roman had the length; Jose Spearman had the length. This is how it’s been all along. I’ve always been the shorter guy. To me it really doesn’t matter. I believe I have a little more reach than him. It’s my power. I know I’m much more strong than him. So all that stuff really don’t matter.”

 

Curtis Stevens and Gary Stark

Photo Credits to Larry Levanti

 What is the plan for this fight? “I’m going in there to relax and I’m going in there to have fun. I’m going in there to do what I do. The question is, will he come out and fight me just as much as he do the other fighters, you know, when I come towards him? He may bounce around the ring, he may shadowbox . I’ve seen him fight. I gotta see what he comes out with. I’m not gonna change my game plan. I’ll box just as much as I can pressure you. I’m coming in there ready to win.”

Is it going to be Curtis Stevens the puncher or Curtis Stevens the boxer? “I don’t know. I may mix it up. I may get on his toes, I may razzle and dazzle his ass, cut him up. Or I may just go in there and take it to him, move a lot, just beat him down. But it all depends on him you know? I don’t know, he may come in there and want to fight. He may want to come in there and box. Because he knows I have power, he may be leery of that in his mind. Abel says he’s gonna knock me out. I don’t know if Abel is just hyping him up or hyping just to talk in general. But Gennady only fights one way – it’s come forward. I believe he’s going to come meet me in the center of the ring. And if he does, it should be an early night.”

 

Photo Credits to Art Natalino

Is Golovkin the animal or monster people say he is? “No…I’m not sold. So on Nov 2 I’m just going to put him back on the shelf!”

“On November you can expect fireworks. I don’t know if it’s going to be the first, the twelfth or somewhere in between, but there are sure going to be fireworks. I’m coming to win!”

Any Final Words? “I feel great, strong as ever. I’m moving faster, I’m quicker than I expected. I’m just ready. I’m just ready to go in there and destroy him.”

FIGHT INFOGennady “GGG” Golovkin, 27-0-0 (24KO’s), will make his 9th title defense against world ranked contender Curtis Stevens, 25-3-0 (18KO’s) on Saturday, November 2 in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” and Live on HBO®

The event is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Main Events, GGG Promotions and Madison Square Garden. Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are on sale at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (888) 858-0008 and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com

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Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday, Oct 12 on HBO PPV

Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday, Oct 12 on HBO PPV

By Cameron Howard

Are you ready for an explosive, knock-down, drag-out title fight? 

After the dramatic build up from this weekend’s 24/7 BRADLEY/MARQUEZ, both fighters will finally meet in the ring this Saturday, October 12th, at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT to decide who walks away with the World Boxing Organization Championship belt. 
 
Undefeated WBO Welterweight Champion and the pride of Palm Springs TIMOTHY ”Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR. will make the biggest defense of his world title when he faces Méxican icon and four-division world champion JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MARQUÉZ.  The only two fighters to defeat Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao in the last seven years, Bradley will be looking to further state his case as one of boxing’s elite pound for pound fighters while Márquez attempts to add yet another highlight to his storied career — becoming the first Méxican fighter to win world titles in five different weight divisions.  Both enter this rumble fresh from Fight of the Year caliber performances.
 
“It is a complicated fight but not impossible to win. I want that fifth world title.  Bradley is one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. I think we have the styles to make a great fight.” – MARQUEZ
 
“I know that the one thing he and I will have in common, stepping into that ring, is that we’re both warriors. Neither one of us will take defeat as an option and with that being said we can say the countdown has officially begun.  October 12 will not just be another fight but a memorable fight for not only him and me but for the world of boxing.” – BRADLEY
 
Bradley and Marquez face-off in their HBO PPV fight on 10/12 at 9pm ET only on HBO.
 

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TALE OF THE TAPE:
Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., a two-division world champion trained by Joel Diaz, returns to the ring off  two career-best victories.  On June 9, 2012  Bradley moved up in weight and won a split decision victory over Pacquiao, ending the defending WBO welterweight champion’s title reign and his seven-year winning streak.  It was only the fourth professional loss Pacquiao had suffered in a 60-bout career that included world titles in eight different weight divisions.  Bradley, 29, won his first world title in 2008, travelling across the pond to dethrone the defending WBC super lightweight champion Junior Witter in the Englishman’s backyard of Nottingham, England. Bradley’s sixth-round knockdown of Witter shocked the hometown crowd as Bradley won a hard-fought split decision. One year later, in his second championship defense, Bradley unified the title by dominating then-WBO champion Kendall Holt. In a career-defining fight, Bradley weathered a first-round knockdown, and showed his trademark heart and determination during the remainder of the match, to win a unanimous decision. Bradley opted to keep the WBO junior welterweight title. Bradley successfully defended that title twice. In August 2009 he dominated former world champion Nate Campbell before an accidental clash of heads near the end of round three led to the fight later being ruled no contest when Campbell could not continue due to a nasty gash over his left eye. Bradley followed that up with a December 2009 schooling of undefeated interim WBO champion Lamont Peterson, which included a third-round knockdown, the first time Peterson had ever hit the canvas in his 27-bout professional career. With no worthy contenders available to defend his title against, Bradley moved up to 147 pounds and won a 12-round unanimous decision over undefeated Top-10 welterweight contender Carlos Abregu on July 17, 2010. Bradley kicked off 2011 by reunifying the welterweight titles with a 10-round shellacking of undefeated WBC super light champion Devon Alexander in January, followed by an eighth-round knockout victory of former world champion Joel Casamayor in November, setting up his date with destiny – Pacquiao.  In his last fight, on March 13, Bradley survived a brutal battle, going toe-to-toe for 12 Hellish rounds, against No. 3-rated contender Ruslan Provodnikov to retain his WBO welterweight title in what many consider Bradley’s finest  – and bravest — fight of his career.  With 2013 half over, it is still considered the fight of the year.   
 
Márquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs), of México City, trained by Hall of Famer Ignacio ”Nacho” Beristáin, is one of only a rare few fighters from México to have won world titles in four different weight divisions.  He captured his first world title — the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight championship — with a seventh-round stoppage of three-time featherweight champion Manuel Medina in 2003.  He unified that title that same year with a decisive victory over World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight titlist Derrick Gainer.  Márquez successfully defended the titles three times during his three-year reign, which included unanimous decision victories over Victor Polo and Orlando Salido and a Draw with Pacquiao.  After losing the crown to Chris John, and winning the interim featherweight crown, both in 2006, Márquez moved up in weight to dethrone the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera and claim his World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight championship belt in 2007.  After successfully defending the title, by a unanimous decision over Ricky Juarez, he lost the title in his 2008 rematch with Pacquiao by the slimmest of margins — a one point split decision.  Since that fight, Márquez has won seven of his last nine fights, including knockout victories of Joel Casamayor, Juan Diaz, and Michael Katsidis — the latter two in WBA/WBO lightweight championship fights.  Last year he won his fourth world title in as many divisions, capturing the WBO interim junior welterweight title with a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over Sergey Fedchenko.  He ended the year with his most satisfying victory, a sixth-round knockout of professional nemesis Pacquiao, which was voted the 2012 Fight of the Year and the 2012 Knockout of the Year. 
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