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Listen in for thoughts about the fight below.  Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux score dubious decisions at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night, over Sergey Kovalev and Moises Flores, respectively.

 

Hear why you shouldn’t be mad at either fighter in the video.

 

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Check out a couple highlights from the final press conference between Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) defends the IBF World, WBO World, and WBA Super World light heavyweight titles against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs).

 

These guys don’t like each other.

 

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Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” Set for

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas

Presented Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®

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LAS VEGAS, NV (June 13, 2017) – Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former titleholder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) opened Fight Week Powered by Monster with their Grand Arrivals at Mizuya Lounge at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Tuesday, June 13, ahead of their ultimate rematch on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Below is what the fighters had to say:

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward – Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion

“I am looking forward to making a statement in this fight and answering any questions that may be out there and removing any doubt that may be out there, so I’m excited. You got to look at the other side of the coin, there’s a lot of people that thought I won the fight and he got what he asked for. Now after this, we don’t want to hear any excuses. We don’t want to hear about anything. We’re going to shut the door on this and, like I said, take all doubt and all questions off the table.

“In this sport, I have very little room for error. I always have the pressure on my side – no matter if I’m the challenger or the champion. But that’s OK because me and my team, we’ve learned how to deal with the pressure. We know how to deal with it. I come here looking forward to bringing back everything that I brought, including those belts. I’m excited. I can’t wait, we’re a couple days away. All of this talking is getting ready to be over. We’re getting ready for my favorite part, which is the fight. June 17. It’s about business, so I did what I had to do the first time. I’m looking to turn it up this time.

“The pressure is always on, man. It comes with my territory and it’s been like this since I’ve been a baby – 16 years old, 17 years old. You get to a point where you don’t run from the pressure, you embrace it. That’s what all the greats do. All I got to do is be myself and that will be enough. Everything else will take care of itself. At the highest level, you’re going to face adversity. It’s not if, it’s when. But the question is how do you respond? We responded like we were supposed to. I’m just looking forward to giving the fans another great fight in a few days here at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17.

“A lot of people talk about the jab and the right hand. But if you look at the second part of the fight, he [Kovalev] wasn’t landing right hands and jabs. He had a good moment and he’s a really great fighter – I’m not taking anything away from him. That’s why I want to face the best, to be the best. Some people thought I won, some people thought I lost. So let’s do it again and that’s the beauty of rematches in this sport. It’s nothing to get defensive about. You just lace it up, do it again and we’ll see what happens.

“I got out of that business a long time agotrying to prove people wrong – because it’s not an even playing field. I’ve shut guys out – 120-108; 120-107 on the scorecard – and I’ve literally heard grumblings about something. If it’s not this, it’s that. You get to a place where you mature as a man, you mature as an athlete, and you make the decision that ‘I’m going to live my life in the middle.’ I appreciate the praises, but I can’t get too high with those. And the criticisms – I can’t get too low with those. People are entitled to their opinions. Let me just keep doing me and that’s really the best place to be as an athlete.

“Tactically, I obviously want to have a better start and I’m going to have a better start. That’s really what got me in my hole – the start. I’m sure he’s made some adjustments and he’s going to come harder, but I’m ready. I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do. When you prepare the way you’re supposed to – and all the boxes are checked – it’s time to go to work. And I’m going to go to work, having fun and enjoying what I do, and put on a show in the process on June 17.”

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – Former Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion 

“You know it’s good that he’s believing himself right now, that he’s got the key for me, but he didn’t get the key. He won two rounds against me as empty Kovalev, I remember I was like a heavy bag. Just like a fighter who came in the boxing gym like one month ago. And he’s like right now, ‘oh yeah I beat the Kovalev, but he won with empty Kovalev’.

“For this fight, I definitely had to get in shape, have different emotions and different motivations. I don’t just want to get my belts back and thank boxing fans for the support. I want to thank my haters – they motivate me to keep going. I want to get my belts and I’m here for this.

“Yeah, my fists will say it. I’ve already said enough. I want to say to Team Ward – they’ve said a lot of trash to my side, my team. He will pay for everything; I promise you.

“I appreciate him giving me the opportunity to get my belts back and on June 17 it’s going to be a different fight.

“I was empty one month before the November fight. Ward fought an empty Kovalev. This time I will not be empty – Ward will be fighting Krusher. I had pushed myself so hard in the beginning of training camp that one month out I was empty. I felt so much presser for the fight – my first fight on HBO Pay-Per-View – that I just trained too hard.”

Ward vs. Kovalev 2: “The Rematch, a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight World Championships, is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions and Corona Extra, sponsored by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Jetlux, Life10 Electrolyte, Zappos, D’USSÉ Cognac, ProSupps and Powered by Monster. The championship event takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” are available on axs.com and at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office.

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Top Catz

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

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WHAT:  Top Catz Boxing Press Conference

 

WHO:  UBF All-American Champion Maynard “Mr. Marvelous” Allison 8-1 (5 KO’s), WBF Jr North American Contenders                    Austin “BabyFace Assassin” Bryant 4-0 (4 KO’s) & Hafiz Montgomery 3-1 (2 KO’s), “Dangerous” Donnie Marshall 4-0             (3 KO), and Miree “The Pink Panther” Coleman 6-3 (4 KO’s)

 

Also…  Tony Meeks CEO Top Catz Boxing

 

WHEN:  THURSDAY, JUNE 15 2017  11AM EST

 

MEDIA – BUFFET STYLE LUNCH To Be Served at 11:00AM EST

 

WHERE:  4911 Central Park Drive, Durham, NC  – Rookie’s Sports Bar – RTP

 

WHY:  To formally announce the JUNE 22, 2017 DURHAM FIGHT NIGHT professional boxing event presented by Top Catz                Boxing featuring Newly crowned UBF All-American Champion Maynard Allison and the WBF title fight between Austin              Bryant and Hafiz Montgomery at the Durham Armory in Durham, NC

 

OTHER:  Tickets to the event are priced at $30, $40, and $75.  Tickets are available online at www.topcatzboxing.com or at                    http://bit.ly/2qHzoZh  Tickets can also be purchased by calling 919 701-2280.

 

INFORMATION:

Top Catz Boxing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @TOPCATZBOXING

 

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LAS VEGAS, NV (June 8, 2017) – Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) participated in an international media conference call ahead of his highly-anticipated rematch against former titleholder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs).

 

Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

 

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John David Jackson made some head-scratching comments recently concerning his loyalties to Sergey Kovalev.

 

J. Prince and Team Ward have been winning the mental battle so far, leading into Ward vs. Kovalev II in two weeks.

 

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Durham, NC (May 30)Austin Bryant and Hafiz Montgomery were scheduled to meet in Wilson, NC last year in a battle of up and coming Cruiserweights.  What a difference a year makes, because this time, a title will be on the line as Austin Bryant 4-0 (4 KO’s) and Hafiz Montgomery 3-1 (2 KO’s) battle for the vacant WBF North American Regional Title on  Top Catz Boxing’s June 22 Durham Fight Night card.

 

Bryant, who is coming off of a highlight reel stoppage of previously unbeaten Lawrence Gabriel, is excited to have his first shot at a professional belt, “I want to become a world champion like Canelo, and this is my first step.”  

 

Bryant is anxious to settle unfinished business with Montgomery. Bryant and Montgomery were scheduled to battle four rounds at the Wilson recreation center last Septmeber, but some issues forced a postponement of the entire card.

 

Fast forward one year, and the “Babyface Assassin” welcomes the moment:  “Hafiz was pretty cocky last time. I only had two fights, and he had three with a loss at the time, but he was talking and telling everyone how he was going to beat me.  Well, he has his chance, and I can get my first title.  Good Luck!”

 

Montgomery of Tom’s River, NJ has fought once since the postponement of his match-up with Bryant. Montgomery scored an impressive TKO of previously unbeaten Julian Poole at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA.

 

Bryant vs. Montgomery is the co-Main event on a card headlined by newly crowned UBF All-American Champion Maynard Allison.

 

Also featured on Durham Fight Night – “A Night of North Carolina’s Rising Stars” card will be Top Catz Boxing’s Carlos Olmeda 2-0 (2 KO’s), The ever charming “Babyface Assassin” Austin Bryant 4-0 (4 KO’s), Heavyweight Nate Williams 1-0 (1 KO) is back for his second pro bout, and Dangerous Donnie Marshall 4-0 (3 KO’s) looks to extend his winning streak.

 

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Top Catz Boxing, are priced at $30, $40, and $75. Tickets are available online at www.topcatzboxing.com and http://bit.ly/2qHzoZh or can be purchased by calling 919 701-2280.

 

 

About Durham Fight Night

Top Catz Boxing presents Durham Fight Night – “A Night of North Carolina’s Rising Stars” Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Durham Armory located at 220 Foster Street in Durham, NC. Doors open at 6PM. First fight is at 7PM.

 

Durham Fight Night (#DFN) will be an exciting, fun filled night featuring North Carolina’s best rising stars in professional boxing. Newly crowned UBF Champion Maynard Allison, Carlos Olmeda, Nate Williams, Austin Bryant, and the return of the top entertainer in the sport of Boxing, “The Pink Panther” Miree Coleman are scheduled to compete.

 

Top Catz Boxing’s commitment to building local talent into stars and creating legendary North Carolina fights and boxers is reflected in Durham Fight Night – “A Night of North Carolina’s Rising Stars.”

 

For more information about Durham Fight Night – “A Night of North Carolina’s Rising Stars” follow Top Catz Boxing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @TOPCATZBOXING. Use the hashtag #DFN to follow, see, and contribute to exciting news and information on Social Media. You can also visit www.topcatzboxing.com

 

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We have a new IBF World welterweight champion, and his name is Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.

 

Spence Jr (22-0, 19 KOs) lifted the title from defending champion Kell Brook (36-2, 25 KOs).

 

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Check out the photos from the Gary Russell vs Oscar Escandon press conference.

 

All photos in slideshow  and collage credited to NaKeela TaylorCBoxingInfo/W.A.N.T. TV

 

 

 

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NEW YORK (May 12, 2017) — Undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion and top pound for pound fighter TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD (30-0, 21 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., will make his 2017 debut, Next Saturday!  May 20, at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.  This will also be his debut headlining in the big room — a testament both to his talent and his growing popularity.  Crawford will be defending his unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC) / Ring magazine titles against former Olympic gold medalist and top-rated contender FÉLIX DÍAZ (19-1, 8 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a marquee all-action fight.  It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

 

The telecast will open with RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN (32-7-1, 20 KOs), of Phoenix, AZ by way of Ahome, Mexicoand JONATHAN “The Last Inca” MAICELO (25-2, 12 KOs), of North Bergen, New Jersey by way of Callao, Peru, going mano a mano in a high-stakes battle of world-rated lightweight contenders.  Sanctioned by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) as a world lightweight title elimination bout, the winner of the 12-round rumble will also lay claim to the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) International and the NABF and NABO lightweight titles, currently held by Beltran.  The world championship event will also feature the Pride of Newark and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist SHAKUR STEVENSON(1-0) on the non-televised undercard.

 

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with DiBella Entertainment, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, remaining  tickets to the Crawford vs. Díaz world championship event are priced at $250, $150, $100, $75, $50 and $35.  They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.