Unbeaten heavyweight prospect, Deontay Wilder, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist takes a mark of 27-0 with as many knockouts into an April 27 clash against aging 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison.
Deontay Wilder is 27-0 with 27 knockouts: “I’m trying to delete all of the American heavyweights. I’m trying to get rid of all of them so that I can become just that main one.”
Tyson Fury, who makes his U.S. debut against Steve Cunningham on NBC on April 20, has a personality as big as his 6-foot-9 body, and he’s never at a loss for brash words. “As Jesus Christ is my savior, I am the savior of the heavyweight divison,” he says.
Unbeaten welterweight Dusty Harrison has entered into an agreement with Washington-based attorney Jeff Fried to handle his budding career.
Miguel Cotto weighed 153.6 to Austin Trout’s junior middleweight limit 154 in advance of Saturday night’s fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Boxer-turned-trainer Johnathon Banks on the spirit of Emanuel Steward: “It’s so thick that you can cut it with a knife. I mean, it’s really, really thick. This spirit has been within me for years, and his words have been in my head for years.”
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios is an ambassador for the non-profit organization, Padres Contra El Cancer, or, Parents Against Cancer.
A once-paralyzed, former cancer patient, Danny Jacobs was ecstatic in victory: “No moment has ever been greater than right now. This moment means the world to me. They told me that I would never walk or box again, and I proved everybody wrong.”
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”