Top Ranks Scores BIG; Shakur Stevenson Inks Promotional Deal

Olympic medalist. Proud native of Newark. And, as of today, Top Rank fighter.Welcome to the pros, @ShakurStevenson. pic.twitter.com/3ozRFwZ9IZ — Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) February 9, 2017 The speculation on who was going to land highly sought after amateur Shakur Stevenson is finally over. Flanked by co-manager Andre Ward, Stevenson formally announced on Thursday that Top Rank Boxing will steer and promote his professional career.  Known for their ability to build champions, the signing is not only big for Stevenson but for the long, storied promotional company who’s built some of boxing’s biggest champions including Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, and others. Speaking to RingTV.com  Arum, who likened Stevenson to another former stablemate of theirs,  Sugar…

‘My Life’ Goes Behind The Scenes With Kovalev & Ward (Video)

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev collide on November 19 on HBO pay-per-view. Before the showdown, the combatants invited the HBO cameras to capture the conclusion of their intensive training camps on My Fight.

Recap and Quotes From Andre Ward Media Day In Hayward

OAKLAND, CA (November 1, 2016) – On Monday, October 31, 2016, Two-Time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) participated in a media workout in Hayward, California ahead of his pound-for-pound showdown against WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs). Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.   Ward put on a full workout session for the media in attendance, consisting of a series of shadow boxing, heavy bag, double end bag, speed bag and then stretching. Also on hand were youths from Camp Sweeney, Alameda…

Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker vs Darleys Perez Added To Kovalev v Ward

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 14, 2016) – Rising Dallas, Texas boxing star andNABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will defend his NABA junior welterweight title against Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KOs)in a ten-round bouton the televised undercard of Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” on Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.   In his last appearance on August 6, Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker captivated the crowd at Oracle Arena as the co-feature of Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand. Hooker wasted no time outperforming Washington D.C.’s Tyrone Barnett, landing a flurry of punches before scoring a technical knockout at the 2:17 mark of…

Curtis Stevens vs. James De La Rosa Added Kovalev vs Ward

Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) returns to the ring and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” non-televised undercard to face James “The King” De La Rosa (23-4, 13 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight showdown. Stevens, 31, of Brownsville, Brooklyn returned to the ring on May 7 of this year and stopped previously undefeated Brazilian prospect Patrick Teixeira in the second round on the HBO Pay-Per-View® undercard of Canelo-Khan. The victory over Teixeira catapulted Stevens back into the ranking of all four sanctioning bodies, including top ten ratings in both the IBF and WBC. He is hoping to continue that momentum and secure another shot at the…

Sergey Kovalev & Andre Ward Kick-Off Fight Promotion TOGETHER IN NYC

After a negotiations period filled with highs and lows, alphabet light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and former super middleweight champion Andre Ward held their first official press conference, together, to announce their highly anticipated November 19th showdown in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile arena. Flanked by their respective teams and trainers, here’s what the participants had to say. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion “It’s a big moment in my career. I want to thank all of the people who are involved with this fight, my promoter Kathy Duva, Roc Nation and HBO Pay-Per-View. Thank you to all of my fans. It will be a fight to remember; one for…

Ward vs Barrera + Final Workout/Press Quotes & Photos

With fight week festivities coming to a close in Oakland, former super middleweight champion Andre Ward makes his first stand at light heavyweight against Sullivan Barrera of Cuba. In the co-feature, rising prospect Jo Jo Diaz takes on battle tested Jayson Velez. Before the bell sounds, here’s what the participants had to say at this week’s final press conference. Below is what the fighters, promoters, trainers, managers and other dais guests had to say at the press conference: ANDRE WARD, Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter: “I want to thank everyone for coming out as usual. The Bay Area is a beautiful place. We don’t often get enough credit for the talent that comes out…

Andre Ward Confirms Fight With Sullivan Barrera

NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2016) – Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, March 26, to begin his assault on the light heavyweight division when he takes on undefeated and number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round bout at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.   Tickets priced at $300, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5:00 PM…

Kovalev 2, Pascal O: The Krusher Easily Defeats Pascal In Rematch

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – In front of the overwhelmingly pro-Pascal crowd, Sergey Kovalev once again proved he is THE light heavyweight champion of the world by defeating former champion Jean Pascal by seventh round TKO. With Roy Jones Jr. rapping him to the ring, and new trainer Freddy Roach flanking his side, Pascal emerged hoping to capitalize on his pre-fight insistence that a reinvigorated fighter would debut at the Belle Centre and challenge Kovalev. Once the participants were ready for action and the opening bell sounded, it was clear the rematch would progress and end just as the first pairing. Despite a commendable start from the challenger, Kovalev easily withstood Pascal’s hard looping shots and relentlessly battered him into submission. Continuing into…

[Video] Andre Ward: I’m Not For Sale!

LAS VEGAS – During the Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez fight weekend, the now former WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward sat down at length with select media for what he deemed a “real” conversation. In this video, part two of our recording, Ward discusses the decision by media to vilify him for his choice to stand up for what he believes in (the contractual dispute with the late Dan Goossen).