Mayweather Workout Day Media Quotes

Photo © Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

Photo © Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

LAS VEGAS – Seventeen days before the record-breaking “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO’’ mega-event on Saturday, Sept. 14, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., live on SHOWTIME PPV®,, boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather hosted the biggest Media Day of his career Wednesday at The Mayweather Boxing Club.   Hordes of media from around the world crammed into the upscale gym in Las Vegas to watch the Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion (44-0, 26 KO’s) as he continued to prepare for his long-awaited showdown against WBC, WBA & Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) during Mexican Independence Day Weekend.  

During his Media Day, which lasted nearly three hours, a confident, relaxed and chiseled Mayweather did countless interviews, posed for photos and worked out. His workout consisted of hitting the mitts, hitting the heavyweight bag, hitting the speed bag, jumping rope, stretching and doing calisthenics.

  Viewers who watched a live stream of the proceedings also got to watch Mayweather get a haircut in his dressing room before heading for his workout.

Watch Replay Of Mayweather’s ’Media Day’ Online
At 
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/37935427

FLOYD MAYWEATHER  

“This was just a light workout today; it was cool. I appreciate all the media coming out and the fans for supporting me throughout my career. It’s been truly a blessing.  

“I think I’ll be a lot sharper for this fight. My training camp has been great. Actually, this is one of my best training camps I’ve had, probably since 2005. On my first day back, I got right back into sparring. I think I sparred seven rounds. So as of now, my training camp’s been smooth. My dad is happy, Leonard (Ellerbe) is happy, Al (Haymon) is happy and I’m happy. I’ve been boxing a lot of rounds so I’m sharp. I’m in great condition and happy to get right back in there. I feel tremendous.  

“My weight is made. I came into training camp weighing 150 or 149 and I came into the gym today probably weighing 150 or 149.   Continue reading

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Golovkin vs. Stevens Is ON!!!

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Well fans, it’s all set!  The WBA/IBO Middleweight championship title fight between champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens is official.  The fight takes place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Madison Square Garden.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 4, 2013. 

Of course, Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell will give you analysis and predictions for the fight in the weeks to come.  Make sure you get your tickets for this one.  It will be EXPLOSIVE!

More info:

TWO CITY COAST-TO-COAST PRESS TOUR FOR

GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. CURTIS STEVENS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4/NEW YORK CITY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5/LOS ANGELES

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

AT “THE MECCA OF BOXING” 

Saturday, November 2

From The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Live on HBO®

 

NEW YORK (August 28, 2013) Boxing’s fastest rising superstar, middleweight world champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and top rated contender Curtis Stevens will host Press Conferences on both coasts of the United States to announce their upcoming world title clash, Middleweight Championship At “The Mecca Of Boxing”, set for Saturday, NOVEMBER 2 from The Theater at Madison Square Garden and telecast Live on HBO®Continue reading

Geale vs. Barker Fight Recap… by Chip Mitchell

Fans were treated to a great night of boxing on HBO on Saturday as “Dazzling” Darren Barker wrestled the IBF Middleweight title from former champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale.  Most ringside observers and fans, (not including HBO’s unofficial scorer and boxing judge Barbara Perez), had the fight scored extremely close, as each fighter gave as much as they took in this nip and tuck affair. 

Geale predictably had a strong beginning to the fight and controlled the pace and distance.  As the fight progressed, Barker came to life by manufacturing a body assault in an attempt to reduce Geale’s output.  By the fourth round Barker appeared to have flashes of momentum, but suffered a cut above his eye and some bruising for his troubles.

This was a tough fight to score, especially the mid-rounds where one could make a case to score for either combatant.  However, in round six Geale landed a vicious left hook to Barker’s ribs and Darren went down in agonizing pain.  Amazingly, Barker recovered and was up at the count of nine.  He survived the knockdown and the round to the surprise of many, most notably Daniel Geale.  Maybe even more astonishing is the fact that Geale seemed to let Barker off the hook on the 7th round.  Barker came back to win the 7th convincingly.  I’m still shocked that he recuperated from the body shot.  Continue reading

“Real Deal” Geale vs. “Dazzling” Darren: Daniel Geale vs. Darren Barker Preview & Predictions… By Robert Uzzell & Chip Mitchell

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By:  Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell

On Saturday August 17, 2013, HBO presents the IBF Middleweight world title clash between champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale and “Dazzling” Darren Barker.  Oddly enough, the fight between Geale (from Australia) and Barker (England) will take place at the Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This will be Geale’s 5th defense of his IBF title.  He was stripped of the WBA title for refusing to fight Gennady Golovkin in favor of a rematch with Anthony Mundine.  This will also be Geale’s first trip to American soil as a professional. 

The last time we saw Barker in Atlantic City was in 2011.  He challenged Sergio Martinez for the WBC Diamond Middleweight belt at Boardwalk Hall.  Barker was undefeated, and kept within striking range of an upset through 10 rounds before Martinez nailed him with an untainted right hook to end the fight. 

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Age:  Daniel Geale 32, Darren Barker 31

Current Status:  Daniel Geale – IBF Middleweight Champion, Darren Barker – World #6 ranked contender Continue reading

Potential match-ups: Mayweather vs. Matthysse & Brook vs. Khan

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The up and coming fights this year consist of Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Kell Brook vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko, Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse and Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander. These are four interesting match ups; however, I have predictions for all of them.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez – It’s been hyped up to be a super fight between a fighter from North America and a fighter from South America. Floyd Mayweather is regarded right now as pound for pound the best in the world and Saul Alvarez is regarded as the newest rising star in boxing alongside the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Despite the great offensive arsenal that Alvarez has I don’t think it’s going to help him much against Mayweather. Floyd is, in my eyes, the greatest defensive fighter ever and styles make fights, these two styles I don’t think clash well. Canelo lacks in lateral foot movement as he tends to remain flat footed, plod forward and close down the range; however against Floyd he’s going to have problems setting his feet so that he can let his combinations go since Mayweather is so fast on his feet and is able to use the whole circumference of the ring to his advantage so that he avoids getting hit. Continue reading

Barker: I Truly Believe I’m Better Than Geale

Darren Barker flies to America today to finish preparations for his IBF World middleweight title clash with Daniel Geale on August 17 at the Revel Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City, live on HBO. The Londoner fights for a World crown for the second time in Atlantic City after taking on Sergio Martinez in October 2011. Since his brave 11th round defeat to the pound-for-pound star, the 31-year-old Barker has seen off his injury woes and recorded impressive back-to-back fourth round stoppage wins over Kerry Hope and Simone Rotolo.

Barker sets up camp in New Jersey this week to add the finishing touches to his plans, and he is confident he’ll return home with the belt. “I truly believe I’m better than him,” said Barker. “Whilst I would never underestimate him, I truly believe it’s my time and my destiny.

“Our paths have mirrored the other; we both boxed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, he won gold at welterweight, I won at light welterweight, and we boxed in the World Championships in 2003 in the same weight but on opposite sides of the draw.

“I’ve kept an eye on his pro career and I’m very confident. I know what he’s all about, I know what I’m all about and I know how to beat him so I can’t wait for August 17. This is what it’s all about – reaching the pinnacle of your sport should be everyone’s goal and I’m close to it now.”

It’s Barker’s second World title fight in Atlantic City, but a third World title experience after he was in the corner when gym mate Lee Purdy lost to Devon Alexander for the IBF World welterweight crown in May. For Geale, it’s the first time he’s boxed outside his Australian homeland and Baker believes that could be a crucial factor in the clash.

“I’ve had two failed attempts in Atlantic City really, so it feels like third time lucky,” said Barker. “He’s an Aussie, I’m a Brit, so it’s neutral ground but territory that I’m familiar with having boxed there and been in Lee’s corner so I feel I have a slight advantage in that respect. Continue reading

“Tyson Is Back!” Iron Mike Promotions Debuts on Friday Night Fights Aug. 23

Press Release:  DEERFIELD, Fla. (August 5`, 2013) – Acquinity Sports, under CEO Garry Jonas, has partnered with Hall of Famer Mike Tyson to form Iron Mike Productions, which makes its promotional debut August 23 with the presentation of the “Tyson Is Back!” event, in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

“Tyson Is Back” will feature a World Championship doubleheader, airing live on the 2013 season ESPN Friday Night Fights finale.

International Boxing Federation (IBF) super featherweight champion Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (21-2, 11 KOs) headlines in his first world title defense against Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Continue reading