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Adonis Stevenson vs Sakio Bika Set For April 4th In Quebec

ADONIS STEVENSON VS. SAKIO BIKA TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, APRIL 4 IN FIRST PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS EVENT LIVE FROM THE PEPSI COLISEUM IN QUEBEC CITY  Live on CBS at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT  Photo Credit: Pascal Huot, Journal de Québec MONTREAL (Feb. 27, 2015) – Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Saturday...
Via BadCulture
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adonis Stevenson vs. Sakio Bika opening quotes & details

Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Saturday, April 4 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City to defend his title against Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs). The April 4 event marks the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS, at 3pm Eastern. “I am excited to be the headliner for first PBC event on CBS,” Stevenson said. “I know Bika...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wherein Al Haymon Now Controls All Boxing TV*

(Al Haymon, via) NBC. NBC Sports. Showtime. Spike. ESPN, probably. And as of today, CBS, too. Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” has spread its tendrils into every major U.S. network — save one — that has broadcast boxing in the last several years, plus some new channels, too. We’re talking an almost full-scale revolution in a very short time, and yes, it’s scary...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

More boxing on traditional broadcast TV with new CBS deal

NEW YORK (AP) Al Haymon's ''Premier Boxing Champions'' series is adding more fights on traditional broadcast television. CBS said Tuesday that it will air up to eight live events this year. Haymon's management company announced last month that it would produce matchups to air on NBC. Haymon is making a major investment in the hopes that bringing back big-time boxing to network TV...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Top Ten UK Boxing Prospects

2014 in British boxing may have seen the much-heralded emergence of several Olympic gold medalists, but it has also seen lesser-known talents come to the fore. Here are the top ten prospects in British boxing as of this year. 1) Anthony Joshua 25 years old, heavyweight, (10-0/10KO) Joshua fought seven times this year, going from professional newcomer to domestic title level in...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Least Respected Boxer of the Year

Boxing's Least Respected Fighter of 2014 Boxing can be a fickle sport. So fickle, in fact, that even its finest purveyors aren’t always appreciated. As the sport bends over backwards to appeal more to casual fans every passing year, promoters pride themselves on building an exciting brand as opposed to shining the spotlight on boxing’s best technicians. In modern boxing ‘braggadocios...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Callum Smith: Eager to showcase his level against Sjekloca; new foe for McDonnell

Callum Smith says he’ll show that he is ready to mix it with the very best when he takes on Nikola Sjekloca on Saturday night at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool. Smith faces Sjekloca in an eliminator for the WBC Super Middleweight title with Smith’s International belt also on the line, and aims to make a statement as he celebrates a pro anniversary in style. The 24 year...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marco Antonio Periban: I know what it takes at the top, I’ll defeat James DeGale

Marco Antonio Periban has warned James DeGale that he will show that he has operated at a higher level when they meet at the  Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22. The Super Middleweights clash on Merseyside with DeGale looking to impress as he hunts for a World title shot at the start of 2015, but the Mexican plans to derail the Olympic gold medallist’s plans. Periban was edged...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian Boxing Might Explode Off The Planet — But It Shouldn’t

(July 26; New York; Gennady Golovkin [white gloves] reacts after knocking out Daniel Geale [black gloves] during their middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) In the win-loss measurement of things, Australian boxing has had a terrible few weeks. First Daniel Geale got smashed quickly by Gennady Golovkin. Then Blake Caparello got smashed...
Via Bloguin Best
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian Boxing Might Explode Off The Planet — But It Shouldn’t

(July 26; New York; Gennady Golovkin [white gloves] reacts after knocking out Daniel Geale [black gloves] during their middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) In the win-loss measurement of things, Australian boxing has had a terrible few weeks. First Daniel Geale got smashed quickly by Gennady Golovkin. Then Blake Caparello got smashed...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirrell Vs. Bika Results: Anthony Dirrell Wins Ugly Rematch

The first fight was competitive, and not as messy; the second fight was downright ugly, but Anthony Dirrell turned a draw into a clear win Saturday night on Showtime against Sakio Bika. Referee Jack Reiss was arguably the main character in this super middleweight do-over, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. Early on, he wouldn’t let Bika get away with his usual prolific fouling...
Via Bloguin Best
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirrell Vs. Bika Results: Anthony Dirrell Wins Ugly Rematch

The first fight was competitive, and not as messy; the second fight was downright ugly, but Anthony Dirrell turned a draw into a clear win Saturday night on Showtime against Sakio Bika. Referee Jack Reiss was arguably the main character in this super middleweight do-over, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. Early on, he wouldn’t let Bika get away with his usual prolific fouling...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Weekend in Combat Sports

As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programing is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday August 15 12:00am: The Ultimate Fighter (Fox Sports 2) 1:00am...
Via Undercard Superstar
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Porter vs. Brook quotes round-up & preview video

With less than a week away to fight night, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and undercard fighters talk about their training camp experiences and expectations surrounding their big fights this Saturday, Aug. 16. You can view the entire quotes round-up, as well as some preview videos on the card, here. In the main event, undefeated IBF Welterweight World Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter will...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Videos: Watch Bika vs. Dirrell first fight highlights

Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell are heading towards a rematch, now just 10 days away. Their first fight was a back and forth, rough affair, which left fans wanting more, and the fighters wanting a more decisive conclusive. The first encounter between super middleweights Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell kicked off with a fiery first round. From there, the Brooklyn showdown between Bika...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Bika vs. Dirrell rematch & its implications at 168 lbs

Bika and Dirrell Set to Do it Again: A few weeks from now, Sakio Bika is set to square off with Anthony Dirrell for a second time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California for the WBC super middleweight strap. Although generally overlooked in fight circles, this is actually a very important match. Not only will it (hopefully) settle affairs between Bika and Dirrell, but it will...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs. Maidana Results: J’Leon Love Survives Trouble, Overcomes Marco Antonio Periban

In a match-up of two fringe 168-pound contenders, J’Leon Love and Marco Antonio Periban didn’t distinguish themselves but managed to turn a tepid start into a trip down the rapids in the middle before Love pulled away for the unanimous decision victory. It was the opening bout of the Showtime Pay-Per-view card Saturday night headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, with...
Via The Queensbury Rules
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham vs. Nikola Sjekloca presser quotes & notes

Here are the main quotes from today’s kick-off press conference ahead of the fight between Arthur Abraham and Nikola Sjekloca on May 3 at the Velodrom Berlin, Germany. Nikola Sjekloca: "I am going to dethrone the 'King' Arthur and take his title away. Last year, I had a competitive fight against Sakio Bika, who went on to win the WBC Belt. Now I want to win the WBO Title and unify...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham to defend strap against Nikola Sjekloca

Having regained his WBO Super Middleweight crown from Robert Stieglitz, ‘’King’’ Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) will make his first title defense against Nikola Sjekloca (26-1, 8 KOs) on May 3rd at the Velodrom in Berlin, Germany. The only time most fight fans have seen Sjekloca was in a losing effort to Sakio Bika. Bika mostly dominated that bout with ease, and since then...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 reasons Carl Froch should fight Sakio Bika

Sakio Bika has closed out the year by calling out Carl Froch, saying the two should get in on in an IBF-WBA-WBC unification fight in Las Vegas next year. Thus far, Froch has expressed no interest in fighting Bika, but he should, and here are five reasons why. 1. Andre Ward Rematch Ain't Likely Nor Smart. Topping the Cobra's list of preferred opponents is divisional top dog Andre...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Most avoided boxer award

Who's the most avoided boxer in the sport? There is a long history in the sport of boxing of fighters being avoided for one reason or another. This does not necessarily mean that the avoided boxer cannot get any fights. However, it does mean that they have a much more difficult time either finding opponents or finding meaningful fights. The reasons certain boxers end up getting avoided...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Fallout from big Brooklyn fight night: What’s next for Malignaggi, Porter, Lara & Bika-Dirrell

The big fight night in Brooklyn headlined by Malignaggi vs. Judah certainly produced exciting results, combining tough and exciting action with surprising results. Frankly, that is what any boxing fan should look for in a fight card. However, with four bouts feature top flight match-ups, Saturday's verdicts produced ripples that will be felt throughout the middle weight classes of...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Paulie Malignaggi Cruises Past Zab Judah; Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara Also Win

Paulie Malignaggi was excellent Saturday night on Showtime and Zab Judah was ****. In the battle of Brooklyn, Malignaggi made Judah resemble the Nets. It was a card where the opening bout, the draw between Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell, surpassed everything that came after it, including a one-sided main event; a clinchfest victory for Shawn Porter over Devon Alexander; and a...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Videos: Knockdowns scored by Dirrell vs. Bika, Lara vs. Trout & Judah vs. Malignaggi

Showtime's quaruple-header on Saturday evening from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, produced plenty of action. Fight fans didn't see any knockouts, but they did see plenty of fighters hitting the canvas. Right here, you can check out the videos of all of the knockdowns which were scored, including Anthony Dirrell knocking down Sakio Bika, Erislandy Lara knocking down Austin...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Results from Brooklyn: Judah-Malignaggi, Lara-Trout, Alexander-Porter, Bika-Dirrell

Full Battle of Brooklyn Results on Showtime: A quadruple-header of big fight action came our way tonight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, televised on Showtime. Headlined by Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi, there were three title fights in support -- Devon Alexander vs. Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara vs. Austin Trout and Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell. Check out all...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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