Weigh-in has alien, short cake, kick-ass threats

26
Oct

Weigh-in has alien, short cake, kick-ass threats

Bernard Hopkins vows to march on at 48 years old against Karo Murat, Deontay Wilder tries to earn his 30th knockout without a loss, and Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado trash talk in advance of Showtime’s Saturday tripleheader.

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19
May

Lem’s latest: Smoger on Matthysse’s KO of Peterson

Referee Steve Smoger, who officiated the Lucas Matthysse-Lamont Peterson fight, says Matthysse is “the hardest puncher at 140 (pounds) that I’ve ever been in with.”

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08
Mar

Richardson: Hopkins ‘smells blood’ versus Cloud

Trainer Naazim Richardson on Bernard Hopkins: “I told him we’ve got to bring the Executioner back for this one. I’ve started to see that mindset again.”

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24
Feb

Q&A: Ref Weeks discusses Peterson’s KO of Holt

Referee Tony Weeks on stopping IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson’s triumph over ex-titleholder Kendall Holt in the eighth round: “Some fighters just have too much heart, and we have to save them from themselves.”

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23
Oct

Malignaggi looks back on victory over Cano

Paulie Malignaggi was glad he fought before his hometown fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but disappointed with the narrow decision, the CompuBox scoring and the fact that rival Pablo Cesar Cano failed to make the 147-pound division limit.

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12
Oct

Froch disses Ward, who eyes Pavlik for February

Carl Froch: “I’m in there to fight and do my job and excite the fans. I was unable to do that against Andre Ward because of his style. Stylistically, he’s a spoiler. Everyone knows that. That’s why he’s got no fans.”

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02
May

Q&A: Smoger says Senchenko welcomed stoppage against Malignaggi

Steve Smoger believes that Paulie Malignaggi “resurrected his career and re-invented himself” with last Sunday’s ninth-round knockout that dethroned Vyachelav Senchenko as WBA welterweight titleholder.

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29
Apr

Malignaggi backs up his words, dominates Senchenko

Paulie Malignaggi on his knockout of Vyacheslav Senchenko: “Considering all of the pressure in this fight, and considering the circumstances surrounding this fight, you could make a case that this was my best and most complete performance.”

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01
Dec

Margarito has right eye for Smoger in Cotto rematch

Concerns about a premature stoppage against Miguel Cotto based on Antonio Margarito’s eye issues may be quelled by the appointment of refreee Steve Smoger.

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