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Antonio Tarver Calls Out David Haye

All five-time world champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015.

Tarver had been sending direct tweets for the past six months to Haye, who hasn't fought in more than two years, without receiving a response. Coming off last week's impressive seventh-round knockout of veteran Johnathan Banks (29-3-1, 19 KOs), Tarver has taken off the proverbial gloves and he is now publically calling out Haye, who insists, once again, that he is coming out of retirement.

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Stiverne-Wilder Conference Call Highlights

With one of the most potentially explosive, must-see heavyweight matchups in recent history less than a month away, hard-hitting WBC World Champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder participated in a media teleconference call Thursday to discuss their eagerly anticipated heavyweight world title fight on Saturday, Jan. 17 live on SHOWTIME® at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The two heavyweights were joined on the call by Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King, President of Don King Productions and Eric Gomez, Senior Vice President of Golden Boy Promotions.

Stiverne-Wilder should be a gripping, intense encounter for as long as it lasts. Neither boxer is a fan of the other and, with a combined 54 knockouts in 58 fights, both heavy-handed heavyweights expect to triumph by knockout.

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Boxnation ends 2014 with a bang

BoxNation will end 2014 with a bang this Friday night with knockout artist Adonis Stevenson’s battle with Dmitry Sukhotsky, before ushering in a blitzing start to the New Year.

‘The Channel of Champions’ is set to pick up where they left off with some mammoth fights in 2015 starting with the heavyweight world title fight between brash-talking American Deontay Wilder and WBC champion Bermane Stiverne on January 17th.

The charismatic Wilder is renowned for his hard-hitting power after dispatching of all 32 of his opponents and could potentially set up a blockbuster showdown with Tyson Fury in the future, who is also back in action on February 28th.

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19 Undercard Final Presser Quotes/Photos From Quebec City

 

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 JO JO DAN vs. KEVIN BIZIER,
ARTUR BETERBIEV vs. JEFF PAGE JR.
DEC. 19 UNDERCARD PRESS CONFERENCE
QUOTES & PHOTOS 
 

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION, This Friday, Dec. 19,
Live on SHOWTIME® From Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, Canada
 

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Credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME

Also Included In The Photo Link Are Pictures Of Adonis Stevenson

Feeding The Underprivileged At Maison de Lauberivière  

QUEBEC CITY (Dec. 17, 2014) – Jo Jo Dan, Kevin Bizier, Artur Beterbiev and Jeff Page Jr. held a final press conference at Houston’s Bar & Grill in Quebec City on Wednesday just two days before their bouts on the undercard of this Friday’s SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from Pepsi Coliseum.  

Bizier (23-1, 16 KOs), of Quebec, will face the only man to defeat him, Canadian-based Romanian Dan (33-2, 18 KOs) in a 12-round IBF welterweight eliminator – the winner to face World Champion Kell Brook – in the co-feature of a four-fight telecast, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).  

In the opening bout of the telecast, two-time Russian Olympian Beterbiev (6-0, 6 KOs), who twice beat WBO/WBA/IBF Champion Sergey Kovalev in the amateurs, will square off with fellow unbeaten Page (15-0, 10 KOs), of Andover, Kansas, in a 10-round light heavyweight scrap.   

In the main event, WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against Russian challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round bout.  Rounding out the telecast, super middleweight contender Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs),  will face Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round IBF super middleweight elimination bout.   

Here’s what the participants had to say on Wednesday: 

JO JO DAN:

“I’m more prepared than I was for the first fight [against Bizier in November 2013].  I’m in better shape, both physically and mentally.  I expect it to be a great fight.  I’m going to put on a great performance to win the fight.   

“It depends on him if this fight will be a war.  If he wants to bang, we’ll bang.  If he wants to box, we’ll box.  It depends on his strategy.  I’m able to adjust to anything. 

“I can’t predict the ending until the fight starts.  I’m ready for Friday.  I can’t wait to get in the ring to prove that I will win again. 

“I’m excited to make a great impression for the fans in the U.S.” 

KEVIN BIZIER:

“It was the best training camp since I turned professional.  I’m happy with where I am and I feel I did everything necessary to walk out of the ring with a victory. 

“What killed us in the first fight was the holding from Jo Jo Dan.  Every time I did something good he would hold me, and then he would respond with garbage punches that made him look good.  Even if I landed the cleaner punches he would score with garbage punches after holding.   

“The holding was a huge issue and we’re going to make sure the referee doesn’t allow it this time around.   

“I’m ready for everything.  I’m ready for a war.  I’ve been ready since the last fight.  Whatever he brings to the table, I will be one step ahead.   

“I will win.  I promise you.  If the knockout comes, it comes.” 

ARTUR BETERBIEV:

“I trained really hard.  Everything was on schedule.  We’re prepared and ready to fight.   

“My main goal isn’t to knock him out, it’s to win the fight.  If I do everything right then the fight will end in a knockout.   

“I’ll do what I have to do to win over the U.S. fans.  I know I’m not that well known in the U.S., but I’m going to show them my skills and give them my best.  I’m a simple person but I’m going to open up and earn their respect. 

“I’d like to fight for a world championship and become a world champion in 2015.” 

JEFF PAGE JR.:

“Training camp went great.  We trained up in the higher altitude of Big Bear [Calif.] with Abel Sanchez,  bringing in fighters from all over the world.  I’m in the best shape of my life.  We’re very confident for this fight. 

“I’m coming to win.  I didn’t come all the way here to get knocked out. 

“I’ve been in Quebec for two days and I love this city, I love the people here. I’m ready to put on a good show for them. 

“He has power, but I have a lot of power, too. I’m going to counter his power with my speed and footwork.  I have great power – 10 knockouts in 15 fights. 

“I’m not afraid to trade with him, but I’ll use my footwork and speed to beat him. 

“I’m predicting a knockout.  I train for knockouts, but I’m prepared to go the full 10 rounds.” 

# # #

Stevenson vs. Sukhotskiy, a 12-round light heavyweight bout for Stevenson’s WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship, will air live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) in the main event SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada.  In the co-feature, Jo Jo Dan will face Kevin Bizier in a 12-round IBF welterweight eliminator.  Also on the card, Andre Dirrell will face Derek Edwards in a 12-round IBF super middleweight elimination bout and Artur Beterbiev will take on Jeff Page Jr. in a 10-round light heavyweight scrap.  The event is presented by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron. 

Tickets range from $25 to $250 and are on sale in the branches of the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec (418) 691-7211 or 1 (800) 900-7469, online at www.billeteck.com, at GYM (514) 383-0666 or Boxing Club Champion (514) 376-0980 

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INFORMATION REGARDING ANTHONY CROLLA VS. RICHARD ABRIL

INFORMATION REGARDING ANTHONY CROLLA VS. RICHARD ABRIL

WBA World Lightweight title fight postponed

Due to injuries suffered by Anthony Crolla after challenging burglars near his home, his WBA World Lightweight title challenge against Richard Abril has been postponed.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said, “We are all absolutely gutted for Anthony and our concerns right now are with him and his family and his recovery.

“Anthony has worked incredibly hard to get himself into a position to fight for a World title and we all hope he will still realise that opportunity.”

The Matchroom Boxing show scheduled for Friday, January 23 will not go ahead. Matchroom Boxing are working to reschedule the undercard fights from that show, including Brian Rose’s WBC International Light Middleweight title fight against Carson Jones.

All tickets purchased through Matchroom Boxing & Eventim will be automatically refunded. Tickets purchased at the Phones4u Arena should be returned to the Arena for a full refund.

For any issues please do not hesitate to contact your point of purchase -

Matchroom Boxing – 01277 359900
Phones4u Arena/Eventim – 0844 847 8000

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BIG DADDY PLANS TO STORM SIN CITY

 

 BIG DADDY PLANS TO STORM SIN CITY
 
HEAVYWEIGHT sensation Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne is currently enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas and has set out his plans to one day box in the world's fight capital.
 
The unbeaten Aussie is in Sin City to take part in the WBC's 52nd annual convention alongside promoter and former four-time world champion Ricky Hatton.
 
As well as giving him opportunity to lobby for a world title shot in 2015, it has given Lucas a change to rub shoulders with the sport's true greats and he admits he's not got quite an appetite for stardom.
 
"I've absolutely loved my time in Las Vegas. Coming over here with Ricky Hatton has given me a taste of the big time and it's been excellent exposure for my career," Lucas said.
 
"I've met plenty of legends. Evander Holyfield, Carlos Zarate, Oscar De la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Calzaghe and Nigel Benn, just to name a few.
 
"The WBC Convention has been an amazing experience and it's made me determined to headline a card here before too long. Next year is going to be absolutely enormous year for me. The title is within touching distance and I'm closing in.
 
"I met WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne. If he defends successfully against Wilder in January, I want that belt! I'd love to meet him here in Vegas! Two huge punchers, I'm sure the fight fans would enjoy it."
 
Ricky Hatton knows a thing or two about wowing Vegas as he attracted more than 30,000 Brits to his epic fights in the city and he believes Lucas can potentially lead an Aussie invasion of The Strip.
 
He said: "It's fighter's dream to top the bill in Vegas. I was lucky enough to do it five times and there's every reason Lucas can too.
 
"He's got an exciting style with power in both hands and that's exactly what American fans love. He's building his support in Aus and in the UK as well so I think he'd get a fair few travelling to see him if he was in a world title fight at somewhere like the MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay."

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Dec. 19 undercard press conference quotes

Jo Jo Dan, Kevin Bizier, Artur Beterbiev and Jeff Page Jr. held a final press conference at Houston's Bar & Grill in Quebec City on Wednesday just two days before their bouts on the undercard of this Friday's SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION from Pepsi Coliseum.

Bizier (23-1, 16 KOs), of Quebec, will face the only man to defeat him, Canadian-based Romanian Dan (33-2, 18 KOs) in a 12-round IBF welterweight eliminator - the winner to face World Champion Kell Brook - in the co-feature of a four-fight telecast, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

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Tyson Fury returns to headline the O2 Arena

Boxer Amir Khan has expressed his condemnation and sadness following the recent attacks in Peshawar which claimed the lives of 148 people, including 132 children.

The deplorable attacks have been strongly condemned throughout the world and Khan, who comes from a British-Pakistani background, is the latest voice to express his sadness.

Amir Khan, said: “What has taken place in Peshawar is absolutely horrific and sickening. After recently becoming a father myself I can’t really imagine how the families of these innocent children are feeling. My deepest condolences go out to all the families affectPromoter Frank Warren confirmed today that Tyson Fury will headline London’s O2 Arena on Saturday 28th February in his final fight before going on to challenge for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship.

The undefeated Manchester star will face a top 15 ranked contender to be announced as he keeps busy ahead of a long-awaited shot at reigning WBO World Champion Wladimir Klitschko.

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Khan condemns Peshawar attacks

Boxer Amir Khan has expressed his condemnation and sadness following the recent attacks in Peshawar which claimed the lives of 148 people, including 132 children.

The deplorable attacks have been strongly condemned throughout the world and Khan, who comes from a British-Pakistani background, is the latest voice to express his sadness.

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Gary Russell To Face Chris Martin

A 10-round featherweight fight between 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title contender Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and former California State Champion Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, Calif., has been elevated to co-feature of this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME live telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast, SHOWTIME EXTREME) from Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash.

The Russell vs. Martin scarp is co-headlining the SHOWTIME EXTREME telecast in replacement of previously announced bout between Anthony Peterson and Yakabu Amido. Peterson will now box on the non-televised portion of the card against Mexican veteran Héctor Velázquez (56-24-3, 38 KOs).

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