golovkinStory by:  Chip Mitchell

A growing number of observers are wondering if the huge pay-per-view event on October 17 is starting to weigh on Gennady Golovkin.  The key question is brimming: Is Gennady Golovkin scared of the moment?

At first, many comments were floating around the YTBC, Facebook, boxing websites, etc., about some trepidation on Golovkin’s part. This began after the NYC presser where Golovkin mentioned that he knows how big the moment is and what it means for his career and for boxing.

He mentions this at the 21:45 mark of the video below:


Then go to 23:12.  Golovkin states that he is “a little bit scared”.  He smiled when he said it, but you’ll hear some folks grumbling in the background at his comment.  Now STOP.  REWIND THE VIDEO to the same point and watch David Lemieux’s reaction when Golovkin says he’s scared.  If you thought Lemieux wasn’t listening up to that point, you definitely can see that he was by his visible reaction.  Lemieux was certainly confident prior to the press conference.  I can guarantee you he was 20 times as confident once it ended.  He now believe Golovkin fears him.

In a separate interview, Golovkin was asked about his comment on the fight being scary for him. Golovkin replied by saying he was only “a little scared” because he (Golovkin) is just “a regular guy”.  See below:


Golovkin didn’t deny that he was scared, but I think fans believe that he’s timid about Lemieux and his power.  Here’s an YTBC boxing correspondent that believes Golovkin is not only scared of the moment, but he’s scared on David Lemieux. TravisGotti raises some good points in his video, especially about Golovkin during the faceoff with Max Kellerman. BTW- The HBO faceoff can be seen this Saturday at 11:20pm.  See TravisGotti video below:


Key factors to support GGG being scared of  Lemieux or ‘The Moment’:

  • Gennady Golovkin has been waiting 6 years for a middleweight unification.
  • This is his first PPV and he knows he must be impressive.
  • Lemieux represents his best (prime) opponent to date.
  • Lemieux can punch!
  • Pressure fighters usually don’t like to be pressured, but that’s the only way Lemieux fights.


I disagree to an extent with TravisGotti. ‘The Moment’ has Golovkin a little bit shaky. I don’t believe he’s scared of Lemieux. However, if you are scared of the moment itself and you can’t convert nerves into positive energy, then Lemieux becomes that much more of a threat. In other words, if the event itself overwhelms you, then eventually Lemieux will do the same. Eventually the media will become a monster. Eventually things will become a blur, and <POOF>; the moment is gone.

I believe in the end Gennady will convert his nerves into energy. That’s all nerves are- just merely energy. The key is to convert them into positive energy that will work in your favor. Golovkin just seems like a regular guy. He’s not comfortable being the focus at press conferences and major interviews. He’s a fighter. That’s what he wants to do. Everything else is immaterial.

Jacobs Chocolate


WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) and former world champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) participated in a kickoff press conference on Wednesday at Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York City to formally announce their highly anticipated Dec. 5 showdown in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The undercard for the Brooklyn showdown will be announced soon.

Below is what the fighters and executives had to say today:


“This is a big opportunity for me. This is a big opportunity for Brooklyn. It could not have happened at a better time. I’ve been calling him out for two years, but it had to take that time to build and for our careers to blossom.

“The fans will be the winners at the end of the day. This matchup is going to be all action-packed. It’s a very interesting matchup.

“I’m thankful to Peter for accepting the challenge and for giving me the opportunity to have a career-changing fight.

“I believe my time is now. I know there was hype around me as a prospect. People have their opinions about me, but I believe at this present time that I’ve matured as a man overall. I’m in my prime.

“To me, this fight means everything to Brooklyn. This is a thick-skinned city that was raised on fighting. You always had to defend yourself. We have that pride of having great fighters that come from here and I’m fortunate enough to be that champion to continue the legacy.

“I feel like this fight has a lot of significance to it, not just in New York, but to the sport of boxing in general. A lot of people have been asking for this fight, and now that it’s here, you will see a tremendous amount of attention surrounding it.

“I think youth is everything in the sport of boxing. Although Quillin is older than I am, he has that experience and power that he will bring into the ring. Anything can happen in this sport.

“I am such a fan of this particular fight, this fight is going to be an amazing fight.

“Just because Peter has flaws in one area, he can back that up with a one-punch knockout, so you always have to be prepared for that.

“Peter’s flaws are that he loads up his shots too much, is slow on his feet and isn’t headstrong. If I can execute the game plan I think it will be a phenomenal outcome.

“We adopted Peter as one of Brooklyn’s own, but come fight night you will all see a Brooklyn-born champion.

“It doesn’t matter what he comes to the table with, we will have a 10-week camp for this fight and we will be completely ready.

“I’ve been on a strict diet, I haven’t been eating chocolate. But after December 5th, I’m going to be the Cookie Monster, don’t miss it.”


“This fight means everything to me. It’s two guys for the battle of Brooklyn. We are both going to have great support in the building and this fight will really inspire people.

“In New York City you never get to see two guys at this level of boxing square off against one another. It means a lot and I’m very excited about this fight.

“I expect Danny to bring his great chin to this fight. I didn’t notice it before but his chin looks very huge, so that’s what we’re looking at now. Read the rest of this entry »


Plus Two Contests Between Undefeated Prospects: Lydell Rhodes Battles Sergey Lipinets and Javontae Starks Takes On Samuel Figuero.

ORLANDO, FL (October 7, 2015) A heavyweight clash between Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) and Malik “King” Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) will headline Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) – The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com on Friday, October 30 from The Venue at UCF, located behind the CFE Arena in Orlando, Fla.

The 10-round heavyweight battle will anchor televised coverage also streamed live beginning at 9 p.m. ET and is the third installment of PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV. The first two PBC on Bounce TV fight cards, held on August 2 and September 18 respectively in nearby Winter Park, Fla.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are on sale tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET. Tickets are priced at $102, $52 and $27 and can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. Tickets also available through ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the CFE Arena Box Office.

In the co-main event, undefeated super lightweights Lydell Rhodes (23-0-1, 11 KOs) and Sergey Lipinets (7-0, 6 KOs) will meet in a 10-round bout. Televised coverage begins with more undefeated prospects as Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KOs) and Samuel “El Macho” Figueroa (9-0, 4 KOs) square off in eight rounds of welterweight action.

“It’s great to be fighting on PBC on Bounce in a heavyweight fight like this,” said Thompson. “I’m not looking past Malik Scott because he’s an experienced and crafty fighter. I think most fighters will stay away from a style like Malik’s but everyone knows I will fight anyone.  I’ll be looking to make a statement against him by pressing the action and keeping him out of his comfort zone.”

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity and ready to put on a great performance,” said Scott. “It was exactly one year ago on this date, October 30, that I went to Australia and beat Alex Leapai and I look forward to getting in the ring and putting on a show against Tony Thompson. Tony is a world-class fighter and a victory over him will lead to bigger and better things for me.”

One of the most experienced fighters in the heavyweight division, Thompson, has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko in his 15-year career. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland but fighting out of Washington, D.C., Thompson comes off of a victory over Odlanier Solis in February, his second over the heavyweight contender since 2014. He also owns a pair of victories over heralded heavyweight David Price, whom he stopped twice fighting in his opponent’s home country. 

An accomplished heavyweight from Philadelphia, Scott has also fought professionally since 2000 and reeled off 35-straight wins to start his professional career. His most recent victory was perhaps his most impressive as he traveled to Australia and defeated Alex Lepeai. The 34-year-old also owns a final-round stoppage of Bowie Tupou in 2012 and fought undefeated Vyacheslav Glazkov to a draw in 2013.

A multi-sport athlete who has competed in both boxing and mixed martial arts professionally, Oklahoma City’s Rhodes looks to remain unbeaten on October 30. The 27-year-old is coming off of a competitive split-draw with Jared Robinson in June. Before that fight, Rhodes recorded four victories in 2014 including triumphs over Miguel Angel Huerta and John Nater.

An accomplished amateur who was born in Kazakhstan but fights out of Russia, Lipinets turned pro in April of last year with a decision victory over Franklin Varela. The 26-year-old has recorded six-straight knockouts since then, with his most recent victories coming over veterans Kendal Mena and Cosme Rivera. Lipinets will fight in the U.S. for the fourth time on October 30.

Fighting out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Starks racked up an impressive 98-16 amateur record before turning pro in 2009. The 26-year-old has ramped up the activity since 2014, recording seven victories including wins over Carlos Galvan and Jeremiah Wiggins in 2015.

Fresh off a September victory over previously unbeaten Fernando Paliza, the 24-year-old Figueroa makes a quick return to the ring looking to build off of that success. The Puerto Rican-born fighter turned pro in 2011 and recorded stoppage wins in four of his first six fights.

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GLENDALE, AZ. (October 7, 2015) – Exciting contender Ivan Redkach (18-1, 14 KOs) returns to battle Erick Martinez (11-2-1, 5 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout on Wednesday, October 14 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

The October 14 Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN event is headlined by former world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (26-3, 14 KOs) taking on battle-tested Mexican Aron Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs). Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with the U.S. debut of featherweight world champion Lee Selby (21-1, 8 KOs) as he takes on former three-division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-4-2, 39 KOs).

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Ring Pros Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25 for general admission, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at www.gilariverarena.com.

Further undercard action pits 18-year-old undefeated flyweight Damien “Sugar” Vazquez (7-0, 3 KOs) out of Thornton, Colorado against Mexican Francisco Lapizco (7-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout, 2012 Olympic Silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (3-0, 3 KOs) of Mongolia in a super bantamweight bout against Mexico’s Ricardo Proana (11-2, 9 KOs) and Phoenix’s Alexis Santiago (19-3-1, 8 KOs) as he takes on Mexican Gustavo Molina (10-8, 4 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.

Rounding out the action is 30-year-old Lionell Thompson (15-3, 9 KOs) out of Buffalo as he takes on Kentucky-native Thomas Hanshaw (6-6, 4 KOs) in an eight-round cruiserweight bout, plus undefeated super middleweight prospects Kevin Newman “The Second Coming” (3-0-1, 1 KO) fighting out of Las Vegas and David Benevidez (9-0, 8 KOs) of Phoenix in separate undercard bouts.

Born in Ukraine but fighting out of Los Angeles, Redkach began boxing at the age of six and has put together an impressive career since turning pro in 2009. The 29-year-old owns victories over Tony Luis, Sergey Gulyakevich and Yakubu Amidu. He will be opposed by the 24-year-old Zamudio out of Sinaloa, Mexico.

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A fight that fans have wanted and that has been discussed for a while is coming to fruition.  Keith “One Time” Thurman will battle “Showtime” Shawn Porter on December 12, 2015.  The news broke via Michael Woods of The Sweet Science, Ring TV, and ESPN Magazine fame.

No venue or undercard details have been released.

Stay tuned!

SHOWTIME Sports® will present seven live boxing telecasts in a span of just eight weeks to close out 2015, including three presentations of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, a SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL telecast and three installments of ShoBox: The New Generation.

The seven telecasts will air live on SHOWTIME® and will feature at least 16 fights, several world championship bouts and more than 10 matchups on the prospect developmental series ShoBox.

The action will kick off with a ShoBox quadrupleheader on Friday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME from the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz.  In the 10-round middleweight main event, undefeated Rob Brant (17-0, 11 KOs, 0-3 in World Series of Boxing) will square off with Louis Rose (13-2-1, 5 KOs).  In eight-rounders, unbeaten Filipino prospect Harmonito Dela Torre (16-0, 11 KOs) meets Wanzell Ellison (10-1-1, 5 KOs) in a junior lightweight scrap, Jarrell Miller (14-0-1) takes on Akhror Muralimov (16-1, 13 KOs) in a heavyweight bout and Lavarn Harvell (15-1, 8 KOs) will meet southpaw Samuel Clarkson (16-3, 10 KOs) in a light heavyweight scrap.

The following day, Saturday, Oct. 24, undefeated Kell Brook (35-0, 24 KOs) will make the third defense of his IBF Welterweight World title against Diego Chaves (23-2-1, 19 KOs) at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. The SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL telecast will be presented via Sky Sports in the UK and will air live on SHOWTIME in the afternoon with an encore presentation later that evening (SHO, 9 p.m. ET/PT).

ShoBox: The New Generation returns Friday, Nov. 6 from D Hotel in Las Vegas with a four-fight telecast: Up-and-coming unbeaten middleweight Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will battle Les Sherrington (35-7, 20 KOs) in the main event.  In the co-feature, Taras Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KOs) will be opposed by an opponent to be determined.  Rounding out the card are eight-round scraps between Keenan Smith (7-0, 2 KOs) and Benjamin Whitaker (10-1, 2 KOs) and O’Shanique Foster (8-0, 5 KOs) and Samuel Teah (7-1, 5 KOs) in super lightweight and lightweight fights, respectively.

On Saturday, Nov. 14 quick-fisted Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) will risk his WBC Featherweight World Championship against Oscar Escandon (24-2, 16 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.

Just two weeks later, on Saturday, Nov. 28, in a can’t miss match-up newly crowned IBF Super Middleweight World Championship James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) will face former world champion Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, live on SHOWTIME.  In the co-feature, undefeated knockout artist and former Russian amateur champion Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) will face an opponent to be announced in a light heavyweight world championship title eliminator.

Brooklyn Bragging Rights and the WBA Middleweight World Championship will be on the line on Saturday, Dec. 5 when defending champion Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) takes on former champion Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The marquee main event will be preceded by a co-feature fight with additional bouts on the card airing live on SHOWTIME EXTREME.

Closing out the boxing year for SHOWTIME Sports will be a ShoBox two or three-fight card airing live on Friday, Dec. 11.

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Demetrius AndradeAll undefeated junior middleweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) has ever wanted to do since he first laced up a pair of gloves as a kid is to box and that’s why, after a 16-month stretch of inactivity, totally unrelated to injury, the 2008 U.S. Olympian is returning to the ring October 17 to headline a non-televised show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

A myriad of reasons kept the 27-year-old Andrade out of the ring and without a purse check since June 14, 2014, when he destroyed No. 1 mandatory contender Brian “The Lion” Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs) in seven rounds, impressively winning on HBO in what turned out to be his first and only World Boxing Organization (WBO) title defense. Andrade, fighting out of Providence, originally captured the vacant WBO 154-pound title November 9, 2013, also aired on HBO, defeating previously unbeaten 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) by way of a 12-round decision.

During his past 16 frustrating months, Andrade has been stripped of his WBO title, essentially banned from fighting on network television, dropped from all ratings, and unfairly branded as a fighter who talks a big game but turns down tough fights.

“I’m relieved and grateful to be fighting again, especially close to home and in front of my fans,” Andrade said about his Oct. 17 fight against Argentinian opponent Dario Fabian “El Gallo” Pucheta (20-2, 11 KOs), a former South American champion, in the 10-round main event for the vacant WBO & WBA International super welterweight championships.  “It’s good to finally have a date and I’m very happy to get back in the ring.  It isn’t the fight I really wanted but Pucheta has a good record and he always comes to fight.  I wanted to fight Delvin Rodriguez, which would have been a good fight in Connecticut because that’s where he comes from and I live in Rhode Island, but, I guess, his people didn’t want him to fight me. They must be saving him for somebody else.

“So, I needed to take this fight (off-TV vs. a non-ranked opponent) to get back into action, to where I want to be and belong.  It’s not like I failed in the ring to lose my title belt. I was disappointed to lose it, of course, but that’s not what identifies me.  People know who the best fighters are in the world.  All I ever wanted to do was fight.  I want to stay active and I believe I can fill Floyd’s Mayweather’s shoes as boxing’s next superstar.”

During his long hiatus from the ring, Andrade called out Mayweather, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, and other world-class fighters to no avail, remaining on the shelf waiting to landing a career defining fight that never materialized.  Andrade, a 2007 World Championships gold medal winner and four-time national amateur champion, has filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation, claiming the promotional company, owned by Jay-Z, reneged on a promise to pay him $550,000.

“The only fight I ever turned down was against (Jermall) Charlo,” Andrade explained, “because I was in that situation with Jay-Z.  I thought he and his company could really help me, in the ring and marketing-wise. I chose not to take that fight (Dec. 13, 2014 vs. Charlo) but, when things didn’t happen with Roc Nation, I signed a contract to fight Charlo (Jan. 14, 2015). Instead, he signed a deal to fight Martirosyan.  I never knew anything about the (Matt) Korobov fight (for vacant WBO middleweight title) until after it was announced. I never intended to move up to middleweight, at that time, to fight him or anybody else. Later, I even offered to fight (Anthony) Mundine in his backyard (Australia) for short money, just to keep my title, but that didn’t work out either. I guess that’s all part of this game.”

Andrade trained three or four days a week, even without a date to fight, and he is stronger than ever, physically and mentally.  He is returning to the ring with a vengeance, promising to make a major statement Oct. 17 and beyond.

“I’m going to make a statement that I’m the best 154-pound fighter in the world and show why nobody wants to fight me,” Andrade concluded. “I’m going to showcase all of my skills with my October 17th performance.  I’m looking ahead, not in the past.”

Tickets are on sale, ranging from $200.00 to $25.00 (excluding fees). Call 401.261.3755 to purchase tickets as well as for bus special information.

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Demetrius Andrade will hold and open media workout this Thursday night (8 p.m. ET start) at Big Six Academy, 816 Douglas Ave. in Providence.

Main Events    Krusher

Totowa, NJ:           WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) was scheduled to fight for the first time as a champion in Russia, his home country, in late November but the fight has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Kovalev will return to the ring very early in 2016. The date, opponent and location will be revealed shortly.

According to Sergey’s promoter, Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva, “The two fights would simply have been too close together. As we worked on Sergey’s schedule for next year, it became clear that the best course would be to schedule his first bout in 2016 as early in the year as possible. While Sergey is disappointed that the bout in Moscow must be postponed, he understands that the change in schedule is necessary at this time and he will return to Russia to fight in front of his fans there as soon as possible.”

Kovalev, a consensus top-five pound-for-pound boxer and 2014 Fighter of the Year, has been an extremely active champion since winning his first title in August of 2013. He has defended his titles six times, including defeating the legendary Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins in a unification bout in November of last year. “The Krusher” is looking ahead to a big 2016.



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San Diego, CA – October,6 2015 – On Saturday afternoon, November 21, Darleys Perez will defend the WBA Lightweight title in a rematch against Anthony Crolla in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE- A Wealth of Entertainment

The bout will take place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

There’s a saying in boxing that if a title challenger ends the night with a draw, it means he beat the champ. For boxing fans of Anthony Crolla, the saying is more than true. Here’s the history on Crolla v. Perez I and why Crolla Perez II is a must watch rematch.

On July 18, 2015, boxing fan favorite Anthony Crolla made an emotional return into the ring to fight Darleys Perez for the WBA World title. Seven months prior, Crolla suffered a fractured skull, not in the ring, but at the hands of a burglar using a concrete slab as a weapon. Crolla risked his life to help a neighbor who was being burglarized.

Some thought Crolla was lucky to be alive, much less return to the ring to fight again. All leading to a very emotional evening in July as Crolla challenged Perez for the WBA World Title. Yet another devastating blow was coming. After twelve rounds of world-class boxing, Crolla finished the night with an extremely controversial draw. Boxing fans thought Crolla won the fight, before a two point deduction was taken against Perez for low blows. Crolla’s outraged home crowd fans were stunned and left the arena in silence. Amir Khan, the fast-handed UK fighter expected to fight Manny Pacquiao in early 2016, tweeted “What a joke!” characterizing the decision of Crolla fans worldwide.

Perez and Crolla will return to the scene of the first bout, in front of a raucous crowd at the Manchester Arena.

Perez of San Pedro de Uraba, Colombia has a record of 32-1-1 with 20 knockouts.

He won his first 28 bouts, which included wins over Samir Torres (10-2-1), Patricio Antonio Pedrero (20-1-1), Ramesis Gil (6-0-4), Oscar Meza (22-4) & Bahodir Mamadjonov (11-0).

He challenged then undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA Interim Lightweight title on June 8, 2013 in Montreal. Perez came up just short, but two bouts later he defeated Argenis Lopez (19-0) to win that same title on June 28, 2014 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The 32 year-old Perez made two defenses of the interim crown by defeating Jaider Parra (23-1-1) and Jonathan Maicelo (21-1) being being elevated to the WBA Lightweight champion.

Crolla of Machester, England has a record of 29-4-3 with 11 knockouts.

He turned professional on October 14, 2006 with a win over Abdul Rashid (1-0).

The 28 year-old has amassed wins over 4-time world title challenger Michael Brodie (36-3-1), Andy Morris (19-3), John Watson (13-1), Willie Limond (34-3), Syephen Jennings (5-1-1), Kieran Farrell (14-0), former Jr. Welterweight world champion Gavis Rees (37-2-1), Stephen Foster (31-4-1) & Former world title challenger John Murray (33-2)

The start time and a full undercard will be announced shortly.

Boxing fans can enjoy this amazing card on AWE available on AT&T U-Verse, ch 147 and 1147 in HD, Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD, and numerous regional cable providers across the nation. Please check http://www.awetv.com for boxing updates.


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Julius Jackson


SAN ANTONIO  (October 6, 2015) – The main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX saw Jose Uzcategui (24-1, 20 KOs) stop Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) 45 seconds into the second round. Uzcategui got off to a blistering start, dropping Jackson three times in the first round. Jackson was never able to regain his footing and the fight was stopped before the midway point in the second round.

The opening televised bout featured Argenis Mendez (23-3-1, 12 KOs) scoring a unanimous decision (99-90, 97-92, 95-94) over Miguel Vazquez (35-5, 13 KOs) in a hard fought battle.

The next edition of Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays will take place on October 13 as Gerald Washington (16-0, 11 KOs) takes on Amir Mansour (22-1, 16 KOs) from Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. 

Here is what tonight’s fighters said about their performances:



“It was a pretty fast start and that was about it. I just got hit and I don’t remember much after that.

“We wanted to control the fight with my jab, but he countered well and hurt me. I never recovered after that.

“I never thought about holding. I was busy working.

“I was trying to pop something in between and got caught.”



“Our plan was to go round by round, but sometimes opportunities arise. As soon as I saw I hurt him I took advantage. Speed was the key tonight.

“We didn’t underestimate him at all, but once we saw our advantage after the start I jumped on him.

“I knew that he was a great athlete, and a good fighter, so I came out here and did what I had to do. I know what it’s like to have a stumble in the course of my career though, so I hope he doesn’t get discouraged by this. But tonight was mine. 

“This is everything we’ve been working towards for three months. I want to thank my entire team because they constantly drilled into me that when (Jackson) throws the jab I should immediately shoot the right hand over the top. We knew that the best part of his game was his jab, but we were focused all training camp to throw the right hand and tonight we were able to do so.”



“I wanted to pressure him a little more. Unfortunately things didn’t turn out the way we planned because we didn’t get the win.

“I feel good, but tonight (Mendez) was a little more technical than I was.

“It’s an honor to fight on this card. I want to thank Al Haymon. This was huge opportunity for me and my career.”



“My plan was to be aggressive, use my jab and break him down every round. That’s what I did.

“I was able to land the bigger, cleaner shots throughout the fight.

“He was holding me a lot and using his head. I was trying to do what I could to deal with it, but they were letting him fight.

“I want a world title fight next. From this point on people are going to get used to seeing 100% out of me.”

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Jackson vs. Uzcategui was promoted by Leija Battah Promotions.


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