THE GERVONTA DAVIS AGENDA VS. THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER TMT AGENDA. STAY IN B-MORE OR MOVE TO VEGAS?

 

Should Gervonta “Tank” Davis stay loyal to his boxing team, family, and friends and stay in Baltimore?

Should “Tank” listen to his promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr and take his show on the road to Las Vegas?

Listen in as I share a story and look at both sides of the argument.

One thing is sure: if he wants to fight Camden, NJ’s Jason Sosa in Baltimore for the WBA World super featherweight title in a couple of months, he better make a decision sooner rather than later.
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bunch(Augusta, GA) – It is five in the morning and undefeated lightweight Fernando Bunch has one thing on his mind.  Finish his six mile run stronger than he did yesterday.  The six mile run isn’t new.  The six mile run is part of the everyday routine.  Come rain or shine, the run is one of many things Fernando Bunch does every day to make sure he is working and not wishing to become a world champion.

 

Team Bunch believes every exercise or drill is an opportunity to get better.  Each exercise is tested and measured.  The only true failure is not showing up, but if you show up, you had better be ready to work and give optimal effort.  In Fernando Bunch, the team has no worries, because Fernando wants to be a champion more than any other well wisher, fan, friend, family member, or Team Bunch member.

 

Robert Graham, also known as Fitz, has worked with world champions Antonio Tarver, Anthony Hanshaw, and Calvin Brock.  Fitz has been around boxing for over ten years, so he has a better than keen eye for finding a world champion.  Fitz is heavily invested in Fernando Bunch, because as Fitz will proudly, quickly, and boisterously tell you, “Fernando is dedicated, and comes to seek and destroy.  He demolishes people, and tries to punch through you.  He has real power in both hands.  Not one, but both hands.  Fernado’s real gift is his boxing IQ.  Best I have seen in a long long long time.” 

 

Fernando Bunch learned his work ethic and was introduced to the gym at the early age of five.  His father, a black belt, taught him Taekwondo.  After being DQ’d in several matches for not kicking and just punching, Fernando left the Dojo followed his best friend to the boxing gym.   Weighing a mere eighty five pounds until he was sixteen years old, Fernando would try other sports even playing college soccer, but his love for the sweet science prevailed.

 

Fernando turned twenty five on July 7.  A father and a full time Customer Service Rep, he is motivated to continue his daily training routine, because as Fernando says, “People have invested in me.  My only job is to stay sharp.  I don’t want to make Mr. Fitz a liar.  He lines them up and I knock them down.”

 

Fernando, nicknamed El Terrible because Eric Morrales was his favorite fighter and because of the awful things he does to opponents in the ring , is 4-0 (4 KO’s) as a professional.  He is making it known he is looking for “ALL” comers in the lightweight division.  As Mr. Fitz would say, “Fernando is a special young man.  He will fight anybody anywhere.  If you are brave enough to step in the ring with him, well, you better have your health insurance paid up!”

 

Fernando Bunch has just put the lightweight division on notice.

 

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September 10 in Syktyvkar, Russia

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 19, 2016) – M-1 Challenge welterweight Alexey Kunchenko will put his title belt and undefeated record on the line September 10 versus upset-minded challenger Maxim Grabovich, headlining M-1 Challenge 70 in Syktyvkar, Russia, M-1 Global has announced.

M-1 Challenge 70 will be streamed live from Russia in high definition on http://www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at http://www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.

The 32-year-old Kunchenko (13-0-0, M-1: 6-0-0), fighting out of Tyumen, Russia, captured the title in his last fight, when defending M-1 Challenge welterweight champion Murad Abdulaev retired during the fourth round this past April at M-1 Challenge 65. Kunchenko (pictured below) is a Muay Thai specialist originally slated to defend his title in a rematch with Abdulaev, who was unable to accept the challenge at this point do to an injury.

kunchenko                                                        Kunchenko is a feared, powerful striker

Grabovich (4-2-0, M-1: 3-0-0), a fellow Russian, earned his title shot by going undefeated in thre M-1 Challenge fights to date. Known for his Greco-Roman wrestling skills, Grabovich’s last action was in June at M-1 Challenge 68, in which he took a decision against Danill Prikaza in the Fight of the Night.

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Talented wrestler Grabovich hopes to pull off a major upset

Other fighters expected to be in action Sept. 10 on the M-1 Challenge 70 card include former M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Maxim Divnich (12-1-0, M-1: 6-0-0) and former M-1 Challenge lightweight title challenger Artem Damkovsky (20-10-0, M-1: 10-7-0), along with Russian fighters such as light heavyweight Andrey Seledtsov (5-2-0, M-1: 0-1-0), featherweight Timur Nagibin (7-1-0, M-1: 3-0-0) and middleweight Artem Frolov (6-0-0, M-1: 3-0-0).

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Undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, (35-0, 27KO’s) and all-action, former world title challenger Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass, (28-10-4, 18KO’s), appeared at the Maywood Boxing Gym to host the Los Angeles media on Thursday. They were joined by their trainers, Rudy Hernandez and Jose Luis Sorroza, respectively, and Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.

On Saturday, September 10 at The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, Cuadras will defend his title against #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0-0, 38KO’s).

Featured in the co-main event following their epic 2016 “Fight of the Year” candidate this past April 15 in Downtown Los Angeles, Soto Karass will once again battle Yoshihiro Kamegai, (26-3-2, (23KO’s) in a 10-round junior middleweight clash. The first clash resulted in a split decision draw.

Both bouts will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for this outstanding evening of professional boxing priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25 can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.

Below are quotes from the participants of today’s event;

Carlos “Principe” Cuadras, Undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion
“I love boxing and I love what I do and I am very excited about this fight.

“I know what a great career Gonzalez has had and it really motivates me to train and get ready to fight him. This is the fight of my life.

“Fighting at the Forum is also very exciting. It’s a venue with great tradition and I want to give the fans a great fight.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity to fight in a main event in the U.S. and on HBO and to everyone involved with the promotion.

Jesus Soto “Renuente” Karass, Former World Title Challenger
“I feel the same adrenaline and the same excitement for this fight, the only things that have changed are the location and the main event. I am now sharing the stage with my countryman and world champion Carlos Cuadras.

“I am very excited that HBO is putting our fight on such a big platform. It feels great to be fighting on such a big event. A victory here can really put me up for a bigger fight in my career.

“I feel great, this training camp we have focused on improving things from the first fight. Working on hand speed, on keeping my distance, but as we all know inside the ring it can be unpredictable and we can have an old fashioned brawl for all the fight fans.”

“I don’t expect this fight to be the same as before, I can only hope that it turns out as great for all the fight fans. What I can say is from my part is that I am prepared for anything, and will deliver a victory and an exciting night of boxing at the Forum.”

Rudy Hernandez, Head Trainer of Cuadras
“We’ve had a great camp, Carlos had been training hard since the fight was announced and we’re well prepared for victory on September 10.”

Jose Luis Sorroza, Assistant Trainer of Soto Karass
“Jesus always trains hard; we have been trail running and focusing on speed and conditioning. I see him very motivated for this fight, he is only thinking about winning.

“He is looking very good, we don’t have any issues with the weight and he has been doing great in all his sparring sessions. He feels good and I think that this fight is different because we know what to look for.”

“We have a plan for this fight, but you know in the ring you can’t predict what will happen. I know that Jesus likes to come forward and that will not change, but what I do know is that he will fight this fight with more intelligence and all the fans will enjoy it on September 10.”

Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions
“This fight (Cuadras vs González) is a great fight no matter what the weight is. These are two undefeated world champions and considered two of the best fighters in the world.

“Both guys are taking big risks in this fight and that’s what makes a great fight.
“We’ve got an outstanding evening planned with the main event and the outstanding televised co-feature between Yoshihiro Kamegai and Jesus Soto Karass which is a rematch of an epic war this past April that captured fight fans interest not only in Los Angeles but all over the world.
“We just announced the return of undefeated junior flyweight Seniesa Estrada to the off-TV portion and we’ll have a full undercard announced in the coming days.
“The tripleheader on HBO with Gennady Golovkin fighting Kell Brook from London telecast LIVE in the afternoon and re-aired in the evening marks September 10 as the Biggest International Day of Boxing in 2016.”

Gonzalez vs. Cuadras is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions. Kamegai vs. Soto-Karass 2 is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions.

 

VYACHESLAV SHABRANSKYYIt was a night of knockouts at a sold out Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as a series of jaw-dropping matches kept the crowd at the edge of their seats. The spectacle had special guests, including Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya, NABA Super Featherweight Champion  Carlos “The Solution” Morales, Ronny Rios, Jason “El Animal” Quigley,  Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez,  Oscar “Jaguar” Negreje, Roy “Pitbull” Tapia, Emilio Sanchez, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. and Niko “Baby Face” Valdes.

The main event, airing live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar and live streamed by the Ring TV, featured Vyacheslav “Lion Heart-Chigonsky” Shabranskyy (17-0, 14 KOs) taking on Laredo, Texas fighter Oscar “El Monstruo” Riojas (10-6-1, 3 KOs) for a scheduled eight-round light heavyweight bout. In the first round, Shabranskyy was clearly feeling out his opponent, entering the ring calm and steady as he threw a couple of jabs, with Riojas responding. At the one minute and 43 second mark in the third round, Shabranskyy landed a straight right punch to the chin that made Riojas fall to the boxing mat. As Riojas got back up to continue the fight, “Chingonsky” released power punches that Riojas could not handle, making the referee stop the fight. Shabranskyy’s ultimately retained his undefeated status with a technical knockout victory.

“In the first round, I wanted to feel him out, find out what he had as a fighter,” said Shabranskyy. “By the second round I started to expose his weaknesses and knew that I could finish the fight early, and that was what my corner was telling me to do. I try to make sure I listen to my corner as they can see things that I can’t. Luckily we were able to finish the fight early, and I am looking forward to the next fight.”

“I feel really disappointed, this fight was not how I expected it to go,” said Riojas. “The knockout caught me by surprise and there was nothing I could do. I feel really disappointed about how this ended but everyone can definitely expect me back in the ring soon again.”

In the co-main feature also broadcast live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estellar, undefeated super featherweight prospect Ivan “Striker” Delgado (10-0-1, 3 KOs) took on Alejandro Ochoa (7-12-2, 1 KO) in an eight-round event. The first rounds featured equally matched fighters, both landing impressive power punches. The heated exchanges of packed punches featured the warriors’ heated exchanges that wore down Ochoa. It was in the seventh round where the “Striker” saw his opportunity at the one minute and 46 second mark, where he landed three left hooks in a row that sent Ochoa straight to mat. The knock out gave yet another victory to the undefeated Delgado.

“I kept going really hard throughout all the rounds, and I knew I would eventually get the knockout because I hurt him early on by knocking him down,” said Delgado. “I never got frustrated because I knew I had to keep my cool and land my punches so I didn’t get sloppy-that’s how I was able to successfully capture the knockout.” Read the rest of this entry »

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I, Angel Guillermo Heredia Hernández, am the owner of AMEURO ELITE NUTRITION (“AEN”).  The purpose of this statement is to set the record straight and distance myself from any liability in the recent case of Lucian Bute, a professional fighter and client of AEN.

First and foremost, I want to clarify that AEN is a company completely unrelated to Pharmagenics.  They are two separate and different companies.

AEN contracted the services of Pharmagenics for the manufacturing of a sample of supplements for Mr. Bute.  The formula for the supplements were created by AEN and then sent to Pharmagenics laboratories for manufacturing.  Manufacturing includes prime matter, color, taste and the final product.  Pharmagenics then invoiced AEN by the formula received.

The formulas created and prepared by AEN and remitted to Pharmagenics for manufacturing have exclusively always contained legal materials and substances as approved by WADA.   None of the formulas that AEN has created and delivered to Pharmagenics has ever contained Ostarine or any other illegal substance.  That was the case with the formulas created for Mr. Bute.  Therefore, AEN does not have and cannot have any liability for the contamination of the product (Dynamite PM).  AEN has never had any participation, direct or indirect, in the manufacturing of products, including Dynamite PM.

AEN has worked over the years with many world champions and has never been involved with a fighter that has violated WADA protocols, or that has failed a pre or post fight doping test.  For years AEN has been in the business of the clean preparation and conditioning of fighters. AEN feels proud to be the most sought after company in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe for our services.  In fact, Lucian Bute himself, interested party in this matter, declared that AEN was free of any liability and that the investigation of this incident pointed to Pharmagenic as manufacturer.

AEN will seek a formal legal investigation of this matter through its attorneys, and will request that these unfounded allegations against it be thoroughly examined and probed to the last consequences.

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Welterweight Contender David Grayton Stops Previously Unbeaten Kareem Martin in Eighth Round

& Carlos Gongora Delivers First-Round Stoppage of Ronald Mixon In Battle of Unbeaten Prospects

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BETHLEHEM, PA. (August 23, 2016) – Undefeated Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) dropped and dominated Colombia’s Juan De Angel (18-5-1, 17 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory Tuesday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

The Nashville-native was able to keep his perfect record intact and was in control from start to finish of his first 10-round bout. Plant was patient in the early rounds, looking to find the distance against his power-punching opponent.

Plant’s offense began to break through in round three and in round four he caught De Angel lingering in the pocket and dropped him with a left hook. De Angel got to his feet but was never able to get his own offense going and spent much of the night trying to tie up the more aggressive Plant.

In the ninth round, a clash of heads caused a temporary halt in the action and saw Plant emerge with a cut on his head. Plant was able to battle through and and kept his momentum going throughout the remainder of the fight.

Plant was twice as accurate as De Angel and landed 30 percent of his punches compared to 15 percent from De Angel. The judges saw the bout the same and all scored it 100-89 after 10-rounds of super middleweight action.

The co-main event of the night saw a pair of Washington, D.C. welterweights do battle as David Grayton (15-1, 11 KOs) earned a victory over previously unbeaten Kareem Martin (8-1-1, 3 KOs) via a stoppage in the eighth and final round.

The southpaw Grayton pressed forward early and often, looking to disrupt Martin and keep him uncomfortable. Martin was sharp early on, especially with right hand counters. He was the more accurate fighter over the first three rounds, but the experience of Grayton began to take over.

As the fight went on, Grayton’s attack gained effectiveness and Martin appeared to wear down from the constant pace. Grayton out threw Martin 537 to 308 and landed 172 punches to Martin’s 106.

Grayton took control of the fight in the sixth round, hurting Martin early with a blistering body attack and rocked him late in the round with crisp uppercuts. By round eight, Martin had faded and Grayton sensed his moment. A left hand to the body dropped Martin early, and while he beat the count, Grayton quickly pounced and delivered a flurry that caused referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to stop the fight 41 seconds into the round.

Two-time Ecuadorian Olympian Carlos Gongora (6-0, 5 KOs) started the telecast off with an impressive first round stoppage of previously unbeaten Ronald Mixon (7-1, 6 KOs) in their light heavyweight clash.

Gongora wasted little time, feinting a right hook and following with a thudding overhand left that put Mixon on the mat immediately. The knockdown prompted referee Gary Rosato to wave off the count and stop the bout 1:16 into the first round.

Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday:

 

CALEB PLANT

“It’s another win in the bag. I had bounce in my legs for all 10 rounds. I was taking my time in there and I feel like I’m getting better each fight.

“I’ll fight whoever my team has lined up for me. It feels great to win as a headliner. We’re going to get right back in the gym and get ready for another fight.”

 

JUAN DE ANGEL

“I felt the size difference in the ring. I trained for a southpaw and he came out righty. That caught me off guard. He was better tonight.”

 

DAVID GRAYTON

“I was very motivated to perform well coming off of my loss. I wanted it more tonight and I wanted to make a statement to get back to where I belong.

“I knew I had him hurt late in the fight and I kept hitting him with left hands. I stepped it up and got him out of there.

“I’m going to go back to the gym and train hard and wait for my next fight.”

 

KAREEM MARTIN

“I lost a little focus and he caught me with a good shot that led to the stoppage.

“It was a good back and forth fight. We were both getting a lot of shots in. I just need to come back with more focus next time.” Read the rest of this entry »

Errol Spence Jr. scored a sensational sixth-round KO of Leonard Bundu on Coney Island over the weekend.

 

I believe he fights For a vacant IBF title, despite what Kell Brook says. I believe Brook’s days at 147 are over.

 

Is Spence the real deal?  What’s  next for Spence?  Listen in:

 

 

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Weights from Bethlehem, PA

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Plant weights

Caleb Plant 167.2Juan De Angel 163.4

Kareem Martin 146.1 – David Grayton 146.9

Carlos Gongora 172.5 – Ronald Mixon 172.9

Carlos Rosario 133.4 – Cesar Garcia 134.6

Eric Newell 251 – Wesley Triplett 213.2

Daquan Johnson 152.4 – Stephan Bass 151

Yurik Mamedov 145.7 – Antonio Allen 147.2

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $108, $83 and $58, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Tuesday, August 23

 

6:00 p.m.                       SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER DOORS OPEN

Location: 77 Sands Blvd.; Bethlehem, PA 18015

 

6:30 p.m.                       FIRST BOUT

 

9:00 p.m.                       FS1 & FOX DEPORTES BROADCAST BEGINS

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Errol Spence Jr.

“I thought my performance was great. I was shaky in the first and second rounds, but was able to get into a rhythm the rest of the fight.  Once I was able to catch his rhythm and break him down, I knew I had him.

 

“I knew he was tough going into the fight. I was never hurt. I was just a little confused because of his herky-jerky style.

 

“His switching and his jumping in and out took a little bit to adjust to. He’s a tough customer and I give him credit.

 

“I knew he was very tough from watching his past fights. He’s been in wars and he’s very experienced.

 

“I am one of the top fighters at 147 pounds. With this performance, I proved that again today.

 

“I want to fight for a title next. I would want to fight Kell Brook, but if he doesn’t go down in weight, he vacates or is stripped, I don’t care, I just want to fight for the belt.”

 

Leonard Bundu

“He certainly lives up to the hype.

 

“He looked fresh in every round. He was really good – remained in control.

 

“Errol was more precise than Keith Thurman. With Keith, every fight is a power punch. You feel them. Errol threw more, but they didn’t all hurt.

 

“I really tried to get up and I couldn’t. I am okay though. I feel good.”