Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan FACE/OFF (Video)

With less than a month remaining until the big day, WBC middleweight champion and former champion Amir Khan discussed their motivation and expectations with Max Kellerman for the latest edition of HBO signature series Face/Off. Flanked by their respective trainers Eddie Reynoso and Max Kellerman, the combatants are fully focused on the mega date in front of them, May 7th.

Jessie Vargas Dominates Ali to Become WBO Champion

Photo courtesy of Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions Although Washington DC is firmly planted on the east coast, it held no significant home turf advantage for undefeated welterweight Sadam Ali.  At the DC Armory Saturday night, Jessie Vargas out powered Sadam Ali  to win by ninth round technical knockout and secure the vacant WBO welterweight championship belt. The fight, a matchup that appeared to be fifty-fifty on paper when announced, evolved into a healthy scrap that largely favored Vargas. Competitive during the early rounds, the combatants exchanged big blows with Vargas maintaining the upper hand. Ali made a short-lived served in the forth round but soon became impeded as his right eye began to swell. As action continued…

[Video] Brandon Rios Media Day In Riverside

RIVERSIDE, CA – Ahead of his November 7th showdown at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas against Timothy Bradley, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and trainer Robert Garcia opened the doors to the Riverside Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. Focused and ready for the “best Tim Bradley” Rios looks to apply pressure in the bout while looking for a knockout finish. Candidly speaking to Radio Rahim, Rios sites the Paccquiao loss as the turning point in his recommitment to the sport. “I’m getting older and wiser. Everything was a joke before but not no more,” said Rios. “I lost that drive that I once had before but I got it back now. I’m ready to go…

Video: Road to Golovkin/Lemieux (Full Ep.)

On October 17th middleweight champions Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux make their respective American pay-per-view debuts  in the highly anticipated middleweight unification showdown at Madison Square Garden in NY. With the fight now less than two weeks away, watchers were granted a glimpse of their behind the scenes lives in Monday night’s episode of HBO’s Road to Golovkin vs. Lemieux. What did we learn? Golovkin is training hard as usual but not as a machine because “machines get broken” (how apropos after this weekend’s Matthysse loss). Northeast of the boarder, David Lemieux is not only training hard but dividing his downtime as Mr. Mom. As always the presentation is narrated by Liev Shreiber. To watch in full,…

Kovalev vs Mohammedi Weigh-In Photos/Results

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events Kovalev and Mohammedi Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events     Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi Chelyabinsk, Russia Aix-en-Provence, France 27-0-1, 24 KOs 38-3-0, 23 KOs Weight: 174.5 Weight:  173 Trunks:  Blue/White Trunks: White/Red   Pascal and Gonzalez Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events     Jean Pascal Yuniesky Gonzalez Laval, Quebec, Canada Miami, Florida 29-3-1, 17 KOs 16-0, 12 KOs Weight:  178 Weight:  177 Trunks:  Blue/Red Trim Trunks:  Black/Gold Barrera and Zoulikha Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events Sullivan Barrera Hakim Zoulikha Miami, Florida Villeurbanne, France 15-0, 10 KOs 21-7, 10 KOs Weight:  174.5 Weight:  175 Trunks:  Black w/Blue & Red Trim Trunks:  Black Diaz and Rodriguez Photo…

At 3PM PT – Kovalev vs. Mohammedi Weigh-In

LAS VEGAS – Today, LIVE from Las Vegas at 3PM PT, watch light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi weigh-in ahead of their Saturday night title fight. With a spectacular win, Kovalev hopes to inch his destiny closer to a future big money fight with current super middleweight champion Andre Ward while Mohammedi looks to change to course of his destiny, and Kovalev’s, and defeat the seemingly unstoppable champion. Also scheduled to weigh-in, Jean Pascal vs. Yunieski Gonzalez, 10 rounds, light heavyweights; Sullivan Barrera vs. Hakim Zoulikha, 10 rounds, light heavyweights; Joel Diaz vs. Alejandro Rodriguez, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Cassius Chaney vs. Edward Ramirez, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Rodney Hernandez vs. Brice…

Video: Tim Bradley and Oscar Valdez LA Media Workout

LOS ANGELES, CA – On June 27th, the opportunity to become a five-time champion is within Timothy Bradley’s reach. Fighting for the vacant WBO welterweight against rising prospect Jesse Vargas, twelve rounds separate Bradley from taking the next step in his championship legacy. With the fight just over a week away Bradley, along with co-main event computer Oscar Valdez, hosted an open workout for the Los Angeles based media at the Fortune Gym in Hollywood. Treating every fight as a due or due bout, Bradley says his since of urgency is heightened now that the vacant WBO title is available for the taken. Not putting anything past the younger, hungry challenger, Bradley is confident he…

Walters Victorious, Verdejo Wins Bout And Fans

NEW YORK – HBO Boxing after Dark returned last Saturday night with a doubleheader that promised fireworks. Against many of the boxing analyst’s predictions both fights managed to go the distance. The co-main event saw two undefeated lightweight prospects square off where Puerto Rican sensation Felix Verdejo (18-0, 13 KO’s) made his HBO debut with a unanimous decision victory over the tough Mexican, Ivan Najera (16-1, 8 KO’s). The score cards were 100-88 twice and 99-89. The crowd of over 3,000 was largely supporting Verdejo and stood on their feet every time Verdejo was able to land. Verdejo dominated the action for the most part and managed a pair of knockdowns in the fifth and…

Photos/Results: Cotto vs Geale Weigh-In

Official Weights from Brooklyn: Miguel Cotto: 153.6 lbs. Daniel Geale: 157.0 lbs. Yes, you read those weight’s correctly. At today’s weigh-in, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto moved the scale needle far below the contracted catch-weight limit of 157 pounds. In fact, at just shy of 154 pounds, he weighed in at the super welterweight limit.  Great weight if he’s fighting Floyd Mayweather or Timothy Bradley but he’s not. He faces a career middleweight. Said challenger Daniel Geale, crept his way to the scale looking a shell of his usual self.  Looking drawn and parched and stressed, Geale stepped on the scale and weighed in at the 157 pound limit. In Cotto’s previous match against Sergio Martinez, the fight…

Fight Preview: Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale

BROOKYLN – Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) will defend his WBC World Middleweight title against the fearless Australian Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) live on HBO at 10:30 p.m. ET. Cotto is making his in-ring return after almost a yearlong lay off, with his last fight coming last June when he beat a faded Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez via a tenth round TKO to capture the WBC Middleweight Title Cotto is one of boxing’s biggest stars and is Puerto Rico’s only four division champion. Madison Square Garden has long been the home of Cotto but now at age 34, he will…