Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi will get a rare fight on U.S. soil when he takes on fellow 200-pound standout Lukasz Janik on Saturday on the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens undercard at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Curtis Stevens is calm, cool and confident going into his challenge to WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in New York City. Stevens, a Brooklyn-born puncher, was eager to face the division’s “most feared man,” drawing praise from HBO executives and Golovkin’s management.
Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
Brandon Rios on Manny Pacquiao: “He’s in there with a live dog, he’s not in there with a little puppy… I’m going to be a motherf___ing pit bull mixed with a Great Dane, mixed with a Rottweiler, mixed with a Bull Terrier…”
RingTV’s Bill Emes traveled to Easton, Pa., to document middleweight puncher Curtis Steven’s intense training camp for his challenge to WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in New York City. Stevens, who looks lightning quick on the mitts, says the mouth of Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez has written a check that “Golovkin’s ass can’t cash.”
Alan Massengale caught up with Gennady Golovkin at the recent Chavez-Vera fight in Carson, Calif. The undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder spoke about his Nov. 2 fight with Curtis Stevens, his growing popularity and future matchups. Massengale also spoke with Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
Undefeated heavyweights Magomed Abdusalamov and Mike Perez have been added to the undercard of the Nov. 2 middleweight clash between WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens.
Having crushed everyone in front of him with a rare blend of patience and power, Gennady Golovkin is boxing’s new boogeyman, but even his trainer says the fight against Nov. 2 challenger Curtis Stevens will come down to whoever lands first.
Gennady Golovkin spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes (in improving English) about what he hopes is a “historic” clash with fellow puncher Curtis Stevens at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2. “It’s a great fight for everybody,” said the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder. “Stevens is strong with American, New York style. Look at him, he’s like Mike Tyson.”
New York middleweight bomber Curtis Stevens spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about challenging fearsome WBA champ Gennady Golovkin on Nov. 2: “Ain’t nobody scared of (Golovkin). He’s overrated. I’m going to go in there and demolish his ass.”
Daniel Jacobs spoke to the ringside media after knocking former middleweight title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo out in the third round. Jacobs had been fouled and was cut by a headbutt before he took out the veteran. “I saw that blood and it fueled me, I wanted to hurt him.”
Lee Groves gives a CompuBox analysis of last Friday’s NBC Sports Net tripleheader topped by Curtis Stevens’ first-round blasting of Saul Roman, and a statistical breakdown of the guy Stevens wants to fight, Gennady Golovkin, in part two of his Travelin Man returns to Mohegan Sun. Groves also shares his boxing “fanboy” moments with Ray Mancini and Don Turner.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: “I’m always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans…My fans are what are most important to me. They’re the ones who drive me to be where I’m at right now.”